Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Whoopee Cushty

Old Grey Whistle Test - Macon Whoopee

I have just watched my recording of the recently broadcast OGWT Macon Whoopee programme, shot originally in 1976, with Bob Harris visiting Macon Georgia to attend the Capricorn [Records] Picnic featuring the best of their acts including Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker Band, Bonnie Bramlett, Dickey Betts, Sea Level and Stillwater. It's available on iplayer for a few more days, and someone has already uploaded to YouTube, so catch it if you can. It's a must watch if you like your southern rock live and hot. Highlights are an interview and acoustic countryblues serenade from Dickey Betts, and a totally stonkingwhoopee set from Stillwater - the guitar solo is stunning.


  1. What is the name of the MTB track

  2. There are two: 'Fire on the Mountain' and 'Take the Highway'

    1. Sorry, I was thinking of the live album I reviewed...

      Don't know the track/song played: still learning!; in fact annoyed I don't know what the Stillwater track was as these weren't mentioned either by the bands or any narration by Bob

    2. How's this for dedication: just had a listen [it's still on sky+] and it's 'Blue Ridge Mountain Sky'

  3. Thanks - mystery solved