Smog Veil Records Releasing Mr. Stress Blue Band Live Album

mr stress blues band live at the brick cottage 1972-1973

Smog Veil Records celebrates the legacy of Bill Miller with the album release, Mr. Stress Blues Band: Live At The Brick Cottage 1972 – 1973, and a live concert celebrating his life, the band and the album release on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Road in Cleveland, Ohio).

Alumni from the Mr. Blues Band will take the stage including Blue Lunch, Anthony Lovano’s Supernatural Band Featuring Tim Matson, and The Alan Greene Band. Special guests will be announced closer in. The show is all ages, tickets are $10, and doors are at 7:00 pm with first act starting at 8:00 pm.

mr stress blues band 72-73 smog veil record release party

The album is a collection of recordings taped live at the legendary Brick Cottage in Cleveland in 1972 and 1973. Peter Laughner, Cleveland proto-punk legend and brief member of the Mr. Stress Blues Band, initially got the band booked at the “Sick Brick.” The scene in and around the Brick was the stuff of legend.

Mr. Stress Blues Band: Live At The Brick Cottage 1972 – 1973 track listing:

Side One: (24:50)
01: How Many More Years (Chester Burnett) (Brick Cottage 1973) (9:35)
02: Walkin’ Through The Park (McKinley Morganfield) (Brick Cottage 1972) (4:12)
03: Good Time Charlie (Malone-Scott-Caple) (Unknown Location 1972) (3:49)*
04: Scratch My Back (Slim Harpo) (Brick Cottage 1973) (5:12)
05: Chicken Shack (Break Song) (Milburn-Cullum. arr MSBB) (Brick Cottage 1973) (1:50)

Side Two: (24:46)
01: Get Out of My Life Woman (Allen Toussaint) (Brick Cottage 1973) (7:02)
02: Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed) (Brick Cottage 1973) (3:16)
03: I Feel So Bad (Chuck Willis) (Brick Cottage 1972) (4:19)
04: Sweet Little Angel (King-Taub) (Brick Cottage 1972) (9:59)

CD and LP download Bonus Tracks: (25:49)
01: Rock Me Baby (King-Bihari) (Kenny’s Last Stand at The Brick Cottage 1973) (4:51)
02: Crosscut Saw (R.G. Ford) (Brick Cottage 1973) (5:03)
03: Help Me (Williamson-Dixon-Bass) (Brick Cottage 1972) (6:00)
04: Black Night (Jessie Mae Robinson) (Brick Cottage 1972) (8:28)
05: Chicken Shack (Break Song #2) (Milburn-Cullum. arr MSBB) (Brick Cottage 1973) (1:27)