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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cissy Strutt (Jeff Beck Session)
2. Freedom Jazz dance (Keith Emerson session)
3. Sympathy for the devil (Harvey Mandel Session)
4. Mother nature's son (Keith Emerson session)
5. Road song (Eric Clapton Session)
6. Lay lady lay (Moogy Klingman session)
7. Hey Jude (Moogy Klingman session)
8. He darked the sun (Linda Ronstadt Session)
9. Earle's shuffle (Harvey Mandel Session)
10. Getting back to Molly (Eric Clapton Session)
11. Cherry Picker (Jeff Beck Session)
12. Kilpartrick's defeat (Moogy Klingman session)
13. The girl from Ipanema (Harvey Mandel Session)
14. No one knows (Eric Clapton Session)
15. Living like a fool (Linda Ronstadt Session)
16. Working in the coalmine (Jeff Beck Session)
17. Big city woman (Jeff Beck Session)
18. On the rebound (Keith Emerson session)

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Line-up / Musicians

The Eric Clapton Session
No One Knows
Lead Guitar - Eric Clapton
Lead Vocal - Eric Mercury
Organ - Dr. John
Piano - Moogy Klingman
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Richard Crooks
The Free Creek Horns & the Free Creek singers

Road Song
Lead Guitar - Eric Clapton
Piano - Dr. John
Lead Vocals - Tommy Cosgrove & Buzzy Linhart
Organ - Moogy Klingman
Rhythm Guitar - Delaney Bramlett
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Richard Crooks

Getting Back To Molly (written by Moogy Klingman) hear sample
Lead Guitars - Eric Clapton (1st solo), Dr. John (2nd solo)
Lead Vocal - Earl Dowd
Harmonica - Moogy Klingman
Free Creeks Singers

The Jeff Beck Session
Cissy Strut
Lead Guitars - Jeff Beck (1st solo), Todd Rundgren (2nd solo)
Organ - Moogy Klingman
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Roy Markowitz
The Free Creek Horns*

Big City Woman
Lead Guitar - Jeff Beck
Piano - Moogy Klingman
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Roy Markowitz
Lead Vocal - Tommy Cosgrove

Cherrypicker
Lead Guitar - Jeff Beck
Organ - Moogy Klingman
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Roy Markowitz

Working In a Coalmine
Lead Guitar - Jeff Beck
Organ - Moogy Klingman
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Roy Markowitz

The Keith Emerson Session
Freedom Jazz Dance
Organ - Keith Emerson
Lead Guitar - Buzzy Feiton
Drums - Mitch Mitchell
Piano - Moogy Klingman
Bass - Chuck Rainy

On the Rebound
Piano - Keith Emerson
Lead Guitar - Buzzy Feiton
Bass - Chuck Rainy
Drums - Mitch Mitchell
Occasional Voice - Geri Miller

Mother Nature's Son
Piano - Keith Emerson
Acoustic Guitar - Carol Hunter
String Bass - Richard Davis

The Harvey Mandel Session
Sympathy for the devil
Lead Guitar - Harvey Mandel
Rhythm Guitar - Jack Wilkens
Organ - Moogy Klingman
Piano - Jimmy Greenspoon
Bass - Larry Taylor
Violin - Larry Packer
Drums - Fito de la Parra
Congas - Billy Chesboro
Bongos - Didymus

Earl's Shuffle
Lead Guitar - Harvey Mandel
Pedal Steel Guitar - Red Rhodes
Organ - Jimmy Greenspoon
Bass - Larry Taylor
Drums Gito de la Parra

The Moogy Klingman (odds and sods) session
Hey Jude
Lead Guitar - Buzzy Feiton
Organ - Moogy Klingman
Drums - Mitch Mitchell
Bass - Richard Davis
Rhythm Guitar - Elliot Randall
The Free Creek Horns*

Lay Lady Lay
Flutes - Joe Farrell(solo), Chris Wood
Piano - Moogy Klingman
Lead Guitar - Doug Rodriquez
Bass - Stu Woods
Drums - Roy Markowitz

Kilpatrick's Defeat
Lead Vocal - Timmy Harrison
Guitars - Carol Hunter & Buzzy Feiton
Bass - Stu Woods

The Linda Ronstadt Session
Living Like a Fool
Lead Vocal - Linda Ronstadt
Guitar - Bernie Leadon
Pedal Steel Guitar - Red Rhodes
Piano - Jimmy Greenspoon
Bass - John London
Drums - John Ware

He Darked the Sun
Lead Vocal - Linda Ronstadt
Guitar - Bernie Leadon
Pedal Steel Guitar - Red Rhodes
Piano - Jimmy Greenspoon
Bass - John London
Drums - John Ware
Violin - Chris Darrow

The Free Creek Horns are: Lou Delgatto, Bobby Keller, Meco Monardo, & Tom Malone - Trombones, Lou Soloff, Alan Rubin & Bill Chase - Trumpets
The Free Creek Singers are: Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart & Hida Harris

Releases information

Charisma records LP CADS 101 Cassette ZCCAD101 1973
Information website - http://www.moogymusic.com/CDs/freecreek.html

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Review by Easy Livin
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3 stars Linda's not for jamming

"Music from Free Creek" is a very strange and bizarre album. Quite how or why it came about is something of a mystery. It was recorded in new York in the new Record Plant recording studios in 1969. About 50 musicians were involved in this "behind closed doors" affair, many of whom were either famous at the time, or have gone on to find fame. Reportedly, none have ever been paid for their contribution. Two performers, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, were not named on the original release for contractual reasons, but this still leaves the likes of Keith Emerson, Delaney Bramlett, Todd Rundgren, Chris Wood, and Linda Ronstadt.

The album is essentially a "Super session" primarily consisting of jams based on sometimes well known songs. About half a dozen different artists lead a session of three or four songs. These range from the jazz orientated Emerson session, to the country folk of Linda Ronstadt. Apart from the occasional overdub, the music is pretty much as it was recorded, warts and all. Songs such as "Hey Jude", "Lay lady lay", "Mother nature's son" etc., are all given airings. Some are reasonably faithful to the originals, "Hey Jude" being little more than an organ rendition with a big brass ending. "Mother nature's son" on the other hand becomes a delicate flute led piece. The Linda Ronstadt recordings, which involve little if any improvisation, sound rather out of place from the rest of the album, but despite this they are fine performances.

At times, the unstructured nature of the sessions becomes apparent, a young Moogy Klingman doing his best to keep in order the major artists he had been thrown in a the deep end with. Elsewhere though, a burst of thrilling lead guitar by Jeff Beck on "Big city woman" for example makes this simply indispensable, especially when Tommy Cosgrove adds a fine vocal to this wonderful piece of blues.

For presumably inextricably complex copyright reasons, the album is now very difficult to find. It was never officially released in the US despite being recorded there, rendering it a desirable import from the UK. Even in the UK, it took three years to sort out the legal situation to the extent that the album could be released, finally appearing in 1973. A CD version offered via Klingman's website is taken from a "pristine vinyl recording"!

Not an album I would recommend searching for as some sort of Holy grail, but should you come across it, it's certainly well worth a listen.

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