These are recordings from my band, The Treatment, in 2005, in Parkdale (Melbourne), Australia. Ashley Winston played guitar, Geoff Shields played bass and sang “Hey Joe,” Mark Picton played drums, Bill Jenkins played keyboard, and I played guitar and sang everything not “Hey Joe.” We also had a great conga player come in for a couple of the tunes, but I can’t recall his name. We recorded at Sound Concepts, where Warwick Thomas engineered some magic here and there. Those were some fine, fine hours spent in half-lit spaces too small for all of us … really miss you guys…

2005 Sound Concept Recordings, Parkdale, Australia

Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell, 1963)-

 

One Way Out (Marshall Sehorn & Elmore James, 1961?)-

 

Mr. Magic (Ralph Anthony MacDonald, 1975)-

 

Hey Joe (Billy Roberts, 1962)-

 

Train Kept A Rollin’ (Tiny Bradshaw & Lois Mann, 1951)-

 

Since I’ve Been Loving You (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, 1970)-

 

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These are some older recordings from The Treatment, from about 2000; they were also recorded in Melbourne. As above, Ashley Winston played guitar, Geoff Shields played bass and sang “Hey Joe,” Mark Picton played drums, Bill Jenkins played keyboard, and I played guitar and sang everything not “Hey Joe.” “Hey Joe” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You” are obviously different takes on the same songs, above. Both have a different “feel” from the later takes, especially “Joe.” These earlier recordings are considerably less “polished” than the later ones, but still convey the occasional great moment. Unfortunately, they sound as if they were recorded in a barrel (or, perhaps, that you’re listening to them in a barrel): too much “compression” was used and/or there were multiple layers of compression… which was a monumental engineering blunder (which is the polite way to put it!). Ah, you can still get the idea…

 

2000 Recordings, Melbourne, Australia

 

The Feeling (Larry Hamilton, recorded by Albert King)-

 

Call It Stormy Monday, But Tuesday Is Just as Bad (T-Bone Walker, 1947)-

 

Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon, first recorded by Muddy Waters, 1954)-

 

Hey Joe (Billy Roberts, 1962; check out Roy Buchanan’s version, 1976)-

 

Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell, 1928)-

 

Since I’ve Been Loving You (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, 1970)-