Potliquor – First Taste 1970 (USA, Southern/Blues Rock) Full Album

Rock band from Baton Rouge (Louisiana). In 1970, they signed a contract with a small independent record label, Janus Records. And that same year, under the direction of the label’s in-house producer Jim Brown, they went into the studio to record their debut studio album. By the end of the year, First Taste was already on store shelves. After recording their debut album, the group, having played a little on the local stage, decided to move to a more crowded place, going to Los Angeles, where the musicians continued their performances in local clubs and bars. And in 1972, they even managed to play at the famous Whiskey-A-Go-Go, sharing the stage with the Allman Brothers themselves. But even this did not save the guys, and they never found popularity. After recording two more studio albums, the group ceased to exist. It is known that keyboardist George Ratzlaff and drummer Jerry Amoroso played for a while in The Basement Wall, and other musicians collaborated with local bands. An interesting event occurred in 1979, when there was an attempt to revive the team, albeit with personnel changes. The group even managed to sign a contract with the Capitol Records label, where the album of the same name “Potliquor” was recorded. The recording received good reviews and was commercially successful, and the band had a successful tour along the West Coast. But this did not save the group, and by the end of the year it broke up completely, leaving behind only four good studio recordings that contain excellent material worthy of your attention.

01. Down The River Boogie – 00:00
02. Ol’ Man River – 03:00
03. Riverboat – 07:37
04. Toballby – 10:51
05. The Raven – 18:11
06. You’re No Good – 23:13
07. Price 20 Cents A Copy -28:10
08. Driftin’ -31:19

George Ratzlaff – keyboards, rhythm guitar, harp, percussion, vocals
Les Wallace – guitars, vocals
Guy Schaeffer – bass, vocals
Jerry Amoroso – drums, tambourine, congos, vocals

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