BURTON CUMMINGS June 16, 1977 The Bottom Line

June 16, 1977 – The Bottom Line
Early & Late Show Soundboards

Two excellent live shows from Guess Who leader Burton Cummings (and band), recorded live at The Bottom Line in NYC, June 16, 1977. Burt was promoting his second solo album My Own Way To Rock, but wasn’t about to get away without revisiting the Guess Who, which he relegates to a five song set, mid-show. Listen below to a medley of three of those tunes. Burt sounds great, and is chatty, throughout the show. Among the musicians here is drummer Jim Gordon, of Derek & The Dominos fame… maybe one of the few who could adequately fill the shoes of Burt’s long underrated Guess Who drummer, Garry Peterson.


EARLY SHOW
Introduction (0:10)
Your Backyard (4:36)
Is It Really Right? (5:17)
Never Had A Lady Before (2:58)
Laughing (1:13)
These Eyes (2:26)
Undun (1:39)
American Woman (3:07)
No Time (3:34)
Mack The Knife (2:56)
Timeless Love (5:18)
My Own Way To Rock (5:56)
Framed (fade in) (5:00)
Stand Tall (5:07)
Charlemange (4:30)
Come On By (5:59)

LATE SHOW
Introduction (0:10
)
Your Backyard (4:41)
Johnny B. Goode (4:53)
Is It Really Right? (5:47)
Never Had A Lady Before (3:11)
Laughing (1:13)
These Eyes (2:26)
Undun (1:45)
American Woman (2:55)
No Time (3:42)
Mack The Knife (3:06)
Timeless Love (4:16)
My Own Way To Rock (6:01)
Framed (5:57)
Stand Tall (5:15)
Charlemange (4:35)
Come On By (5:52)

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GAME TIME: The makeshift front cover above is ripped off from “Flying In The Key Of B,” a simple Simon-styled game by Ryan Burgess, based on Burton Cummings’ music (and recognizable mug). You can play by clicking HERE (for a pop up window).
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5 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 1, 2010 - 03:50 | Permalink

    Get it HERE.

  • 2
    Larry
    February 7, 2014 - 15:05 | Permalink

    I´m wondering if he opened for John Kay? If so thanks- the show was lost in my hazy memory.

    • 3
      Willard
      February 7, 2014 - 19:27 | Permalink

      I personally have no clue… but can’t imagine Cummings would opening for anybody around this time. Google would probably know.

  • 4
    Larry
    February 7, 2014 - 23:01 | Permalink

    It must have been the 80´s when John Kay was getting Steppenwolf up and running again. Cummings might have been doing him a favor. Sorry for the bandwidth. Thanks for the show.

    • 5
      Willard
      February 7, 2014 - 23:18 | Permalink

      If you google the two, you’ll find a 1986 newspaper story of a Guess Who (minus Cummings) and Steppenwolf concert. That’s all I saw.

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