Title - 'Jackdawg' (Sonic Past Music)
Artist - Jackdawg
'Jackdawg' is the the never before released recordings of a trio consisting of Doobie Brothers / Clover guitarist John McFee, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook, and long time Doobie drummer, the late Keith Knudsen.
Making for an intriguing footnote to the history of both bands, 'Jackdawg' first came about thanx to the partnership originally founded within country-rock chart-toppers Southern Pacific. From there, McFee, Cook and Knudson decided they enjoyed making music together and so recorded some tracks at McFee's Lizard Rock Studio in Solvang, CA.
Although consisting primarily of 13 original tracks, it was Cook’s production duties on the original version of Roky Erikson’s “Cold Night for Alligators” that first gave Jackdawg the reason to reprise another old favorite of theirs, Van Morrison's, "Wild Night."
Although this Jackdawg album was originally recorded in 1990, the songs remained in the vault for many years. After Keith Knudsen's passing in 2005, John McFee and SonicPast Music's label founder/owner and former Blues Magoos member Joey Stec started discussing releasing the tracks, as the label's specialization is unreleased recordings by musicians who have been in successful bands.
So, know that today, whilst you listen to this wonderful colloborative album that it is a terrifically fine example of a journeyman outfit doing what they do best; showcasing their musical roots.