Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Elf - 1972 - Long Live Ronnie! (Demos and Live)

Long Live Ronnie!

Studio Recordings Date unknown
101. Wake Up Sunshine
102. Smile For Me Lady
103. Rosemarie
104. You Felt The Same Way
105. Driftin'
106. Saturday Night
Bank, Cortland, USA, late January & early February1972
107. Crosseyed Mary (Jethro Tull cover)
108. Stay With Me (Faces cover)
109. Little Queenie/Johnny B. Goode/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On(Medley)
110. Did You Ever
111. Cold Ramona
112. Black Dog (Led Zeppelin cover)
113. Four Day Creep (Humble Pie cover)

201. Give Me A Chance
202. Rumble (Inst)
203. Aqualung (Jethro Tull cover)
204. Drown Me In The River
205. Simple Man
206. Won't Get Fooled Again/Baba O'Riley Medley (The Who cover)
207. Pisces Apple Lady
208. Dirty Dollar Bill
209. Buckingham Blues
210. So Long
211. You Shook Me (Led Zeppelin cover)/Rocks Boogie
212. War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)

Ronnie James Dio: Vocals / Bass
Mickey Lee Soule: Keyboards
Dave Feinstein: Guitar
Gary Driscoll; Drums / Percussion

There are tons of unreleased, live recordings, demos and prehistoric singles of Ronnie James Dio doing the rounds on the interwebs, I suppose this album has such origins, I picked it up for a tenner together with the next one I will post. Even thou the cover says ELF, it actually is the pre Elf outfit The Elves, that would change their name for the recording of the first album. 
 I love hearing Ronnie doing all those covers, speciall the Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin ones! but also that beautiful small song called Simple Man by their previous Keyboard player I think (Please correct me if I'm wrong) and then there is War Pigs... Deja Vu? Voodoo?



  2. This one didn't download right. I played the 1st 2 songs and they are choppy in spots. I loaded it into my wave editor and you can see the choppy spots.Like a needle bouncing up and down on a record.