Recorded Live in Hyattsville, MD 1975-2015. George really had no interest in releasing this record. â€œSeeing Is believing, they donâ€™t need records, trust me I did that, today they getting it live.â€ So this record is that, live tapes from the house, recorded on a government issued cassette recorder from National Library Service for the Blind. George calls these his practice tapes for songwriting, and performance warm-up, and never beyond his ears were they intended to travel. â€œYou just got to see me live if you want to really see me.. so when we get there just plug me in, and point me at that crowdâ€ Last time I saw George they had him wired to the club system. He unplugs his Yamaha keyboard, licks the tip of the power cord and taps a beat on it, finally plugging in, synth lights up, tones all at zero, beats at zero. Then he builds from there, counting blind through a preset one hunderd factory tones and rhythm patterns. â€œI gotta start off at zero, and go from there.â€ After the Marshmellow Band disperesed, he got this Yamaha keyboard, same one heâ€™s been playing since 1990, endless scrolling over the same presets, trying to make them fit, tempo down, tapping while telling the story and asking if that feels right to you. â€œThis always gonna be different live.â€ Some selections on this album are original material from home sessions prior to Georgeâ€™s 1980 self- released LP. The rest, just a sampling from the Smallwood mindâ€™s library of classic song writers.
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