Enter The Wormhole #5 (The King And Queen)



  • courtney Haden
    June 17, 2011 - 12:37 | Permalink

    Highly recommended to those who might pass it by thinking it’s a rote recitation…Aretha and King Curtis worked like Elvis and James Burton or Little Richard and Lee Allen; they fed off each other’s artistry. There’s something good to hear on each of these tracks…

    • Willard
      June 17, 2011 - 13:14 | Permalink

      Growing up, I dismissed a lot of King Curtis’ stuff. But hearing him here live, doing material like “Whole Lotta Love” is a real treat. Aretha’s a mother.

  • June 17, 2011 - 14:50 | Permalink

    I kept waffling on this one when it was announced and eventually decided that it cost too much for what I expected to get out of it. I’m thankful to have an opportunity to see if my judgement was correct. I’ve heard that these were great performances.

  • Anonymous
    June 18, 2011 - 12:20 | Permalink

    Was always amazed at the amount of musics the Captain had/has on the boat – and the tradition continues in the Wormhole. I’ve had this for a year or so – and it’s nice that the Captin has decided to share this. The original issue of this was hard to top – and then the rest of the run surfaced a few years back. You want to hear Aretha – check this out. She’s at the top of her (hate to use the common term as there’s nothing common about anything she ever sang) game playing the Fillmore – and to top if off – surrounded by King Curtis and his Kingpins – joined by The Memphis Horns – and Billy Preston…. and then there’s the visit from Ray Charles! These shows had to have been one of the last times King Curtis played The Fillmore because he passed away a few months after these shows – and, sad as it is, Cornell Dupree passed away around a month ago.
    Thanks, as always, to The Captain for his sharing.
    All the best

  • Miles
    June 18, 2011 - 21:11 | Permalink

    Of the many, many great shows that transpired within the Fillmore West, this must surely be one of the most historic. Now that I find myself back in S.F., I recently dropped by the old auditorium (having to sneek upstairs past the old box office window to the actual ballroom which is now off-limits to the public). Today the 2nd story hall is an auto repair shop with hydraulic lifts scattered around the parimeter and also across the old dance floor. Where the stage once stood is now an equipment bay littered with oil cans and rags. Remnants of the original ornamental artifice are still in place, but probably recognizable only to those who were once there during its heyday. There was still a very strong vibe that reverberated through the room however (how could there not?) as so much musical history unfolded within those walls, the Queen of Soul included.

    Thanks for the share.

  • Sven DiMilo
    June 20, 2011 - 08:55 | Permalink

    yeah, this is what I call a band
    thanks man

  • Dick G
    June 20, 2011 - 14:33 | Permalink

    Aretha has always referred to her Fillmore shows as one of her career highlights. Each night the place was filled to double the legal capacity.. And don’t forget that King Curtis did his own set before Aretha ever came on.

  • Goose
    June 21, 2011 - 12:03 | Permalink

    Great post Cap! This one is hard to find… or buy considering what it’s going for these days! Can’t wait to hear the complete performance. Thanks again.

    • Willard
      June 21, 2011 - 12:27 | Permalink

      It’s good stuff, Goose.

  • June 30, 2011 - 18:38 | Permalink

    This is the year I finally fell for Aretha in a big way, I can’t get enought, and this is a great, beautiful gift. Thanks so much!!

  • June 30, 2011 - 18:42 | Permalink

    Oh, sweet Heaven!! Three versions of “Call Me”!! Just noticed that, thanks again!!

  • Willard
    July 1, 2011 - 00:35 | Permalink

    Hey Chance. Nice to see ya. Yeah, I just notice the many Aretha essays at your place. That pure gospel stuff looks great.

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