Album of the Day
The J. Geils Band hailed from Boston but found Detroit particularly welcoming and cut their first concert album at the Motor City's Cinderella Ballroom in April, 1972. FULL HOUSE shows that the sextet's reputation as one of the greatest live bands of the era was well-deserved. Along with one top-notch original (“Hard Drivin' Man”), the group make blues and R&B favorites like “Serves You Right to Suffer” and “First I Look at the Purse” their own with remarkably energetic workouts. While vocalist Peter Wolf and harp player Magic Dick merit special mention, the entire band is on fire throughout this set. Keyboardist Seth Justman was born on this day in 1951, and we'll kick off the birthday party with the full-tilt rock 'n' roll that is “LIVE” FULL HOUSE.