Dress Rehearsals Studio, Chicago, Illinois, May 24, 1996

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On May 24, 1996, The Professors produce their first studio recordings at Dress Rehearsals Studio, West Hubbard Street, Chicago; the site of recordings made by Stevie Ray Vaughn. The session was intended as a dress rehearsal for the gig at the annual conference of the International Communication Association the following day. The engineer, Don, suggested recording the session, and so the first Professors studio recordings were made. All tracks are "live" (no overdubs, no punch-ins to fix mistakes). For example, on The Bottle, you can hear T-ski shouting, "I've broken my string! I've broken my string!" and Gary telling him to "keep playing!

The Band

Stephen Cooper - Bass Guitar
T-ski - Lead Guitar
Robert Kubey - Drums
J - Lead Vocals
Gary Radford - Guitar

The Set

  1. T-Bone Shuffle (Albert Collins)
  2. Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd - Eric Clapton)
  3. Fast Blues with Mean Progression (T-ski)
  4. You Haven't Hurt Me (Joe Kubek - arr. T-ski/Jennifer Lehr)
  5. Crippled Inside (John Lennon/Luthor Allison)
  6. Crossroads (Robert Johnson)
  7. Damn Right I've Got the Blues (Buddy Guy)
  8. The Bottle (Gary Radford/Ian Marshall)
  9. Comfortably Numb (Roger Waters/David Glilmour - Pink Floyd)
  10. Unabomber (T-ski)
  11. One Way Out (M. Sehorn/W. Williamson/ J. W. James- The Allman Brothers)
  12. Retro (T-ski/Gary Radford/Robert Kubey)

Listen to the Complete Classic Recording Here

This page last updated September 16, 2018 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.