Big Twist, The Mellow Fellows

Live From Chicago - Bigger Than Life!

Live From Chicago - Bigger Than Life!
Chicago's favorite R&B party band recorded live and rockin' in their hometown.
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Produced by Gene Barge and Pete Special with Bruce Iglauer
Arrangements by Gene Barge (*) or Pete Special (**)
Recorded Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 1987 at Biddy Mulligan's, Chicago, Illinois
Recorde...

Produced by Gene Barge and Pete Special with Bruce Iglauer
Arrangements by Gene Barge (*) or Pete Special (**)
Recorded Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 1987 at Biddy Mulligan's, Chicago, Illinois
Recorded by Justin Niebank and Timothy Powell, assisted by Mark Harder
Location audio by Metro Mobile Recording, Glenview, Illinois
Mixed by Justin Niebank at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, Illinois
Mastered by Tom Coyne at Frankford/Wayne, New York, NY
Cover photo and design by Peter Amft
Cover coordination by Mindy Giles
Ron Kaplan, Executive Producer Special thanks to the entire staff of Biddy Mulligan's, Don and Monica Grayless, Nancy Doyle, Phil Vaughan, audio stage crew Kevin Easton and Bert Gieseman, Big Twist stage manager Jim Murphy, the staff of American Famous Talent, Mindy Giles, Hilton Weinberg, Pam Hall, Bill Wokersin, Jay Whitehouse, Nora Kinnally, Lolita Ratchford, Lisa Shively, Eric Charles, Sharron Scott, Kenny Morton and Chris Young.

Larry, "Big Twist," Vocals
Pete Special, Guitar and Musical Director
Sidney J. "Sid" Wingfield, Keyboards
Terry Ogolini, Tenor Sax
Gene Barge, Tenor Sax
Don Tenuto, Trumpet
Steve Eisen, Baritone Sax
Marvin Jackson, Rhythm Guitar
Bob Halaj, Bass
Steve Cobb or Eric Jensen, Drums


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Quotes

"If this band doesn’t get you moving by the second or third number, check your pulse. You’re probably dead"
- CHICAGO SUN-TIMES


"Big Twist’s husky, growling baritone leads his crack horn and rhythm section down a smoky soul street "
- BOSTON HERALD



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 The Sweet Sound Of Rhythm And Blues**
Author/Publisher:  Special, Pina & Tullio, Mellow Fellows Music
3:13
Play Preview 2 Funky Tom's Place*
Author/Publisher:  Special & Barge, Mellow Fellows Music/Sabarco Music
4:02
Play Preview 3 Steamroller Blues**
Author/Publisher:  Taylor, Blackwood Music/Country Road Music
8:08
Play Preview 4 Too Much Barbeque**
Author/Publisher:  Cameron, Chi-Bone Music
5:33
Play Preview 5 I Live The Life I Love*
Author/Publisher:  Dixon, Hoochie Coochie Music
5:00
Play Preview 6 Turning Point**
Author/Publisher:  Graham, Content Music/Unichappel Music
4:30
Play Preview 7 I'm Comng Home*
Author/Publisher:  Barge, Special & Nolan, Mellow Fellows Music/Sabarco Music
5:40
Play Preview 8 Built For Comfort*
Author/Publisher:  Dixon, Monona Music Co.
3:37
Play Preview 9 Polk Salad Annie**
Author/Publisher:  White, Temi Combine Music c/o EMI Music
3:44
Play Preview 10 300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy**
Author/Publisher:  Dixon, Hoochie Coochie Music/Arc Music
3:28
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