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Jackdawg – Official Press Release

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Sonic Past Music Releases “Jackdawg” Featuring Members of The Doobie Brothers And Creedence Clearwater Revival

Sonic Past Music Releases More Treasure -  “Jackdawg” – the never before released recordings of a trio consisting of Doobie Brothers / Clover guitarist John McFee, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook, and long time Doobie drummer, the late Keith Knudsen.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2008 — Sonic Past Music releases Jackdawg. – The never before released recordings of a trio consisting of Doobie Brothers / Clover guitarist John McFee, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook, and long time Doobie drummer, the late Keith Knudsen. Available at SonicPastMusic.com.

Jackdawg
Jackdawg

This is earthy, creative, truly innovative rock at its finest – the music itself was the only goal here, which is perhaps why it has taken so long for these recordings to become available to the listening public. You can hear the fun in the music, and almost all the material was written by the three members together. The only “outside” songs are Jackdawg’s swampy renditions of Roky Erickson’s haunting Cold Night For Alligators and Van Morrison’s classic Wild Night. Even these two songs are close to home for the lads, as Stu produced Roky’s original version of Alligators and John played on Van’s original hit version of Wild Night. This album was recorded in the late ’80s and the first of the ’90s, the songs and the playing epitomize what a contrast a REAL band, who actually write, play, and sing on their own recordings makes to so much of the plastic, pre-fab offerings of today.

Relevant Trivia

  • Jackdawg was a project that naturally evolved out of the dissolution of country rock band Southern Pacific, whose core lineup included John, Keith, and Stu plus keyboardist Kurt Howell (who went on launch a career as a successful solo artist, producer, and songwriter.)
  • John and Keith were both long time touring and recording members of legendary Japanese artist Eikichi Yazawa’s band during the years of the Jackdawg sessions.
  • Van Morrison’s version of Wild Night was Doobie Brothers producer (also Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, and more) Ted Templeman’s first hit record as a producer – and John McFee played on the record.

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Listen and order now at SonicPastMusic.com!

Jackdawg Released Today – Listen and Order Now!

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Jackdawg is out now! Listen to the album and order it here!

As previously announced, the self-titled Jackdawg is the previously unreleased early 1990s supergroup featuring John McFee (vocals/guitars, Doobie Brothers, Clover), Stu Cook (bass, CCR), and the late Keith Knudsen (drums, Doobie Brothers.)

Jackdawg Track Listing:

  1. Bayou Rebel
  2. When The Sun Don’t Shine
  3. The Men Who Would Be King
  4. Hunger
  5. Ghost Dance
  6. Take It Off
  7. Kisses In The Rain
  8. I Couldn’t Help Myself
  9. Quicksand
  10. Lookin’ For Trouble
  11. Relentless
  12. Young Ones
  13. The Girl From Oz
  14. Cold Night For Alligators (Roky Erickson cover)
  15. Wild Night (Van Morrison cover)

Sonic Past Music will release Jackdawg on October 21, 2008.

Jackdawg Release Date, Album Artwork and Tracklisting Announced

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Sonic Past Music is proud to announce the album artwork and tracklisting from the upcoming self-titled Jackdawg release, the previously unreleased early 1990s supergroup featuring John McFee (vocals/guitars, Doobie Brothers, Clover), Stu Cook (bass, CCR), and the late Keith Knudsen (drums, Doobie Brothers.)

Jackdawg Track Listing:

  1. Bayou Rebel
  2. When The Sun Don’t Shine
  3. The Men Who Would Be King
  4. Hunger
  5. Ghost Dance
  6. Take It Off
  7. Kisses In The Rain
  8. I Couldn’t Help Myself
  9. Quicksand
  10. Lookin’ For Trouble
  11. Relentless
  12. Young Ones
  13. The Girl From Oz
  14. Cold Night For Alligators (Roky Erickson cover)
  15. Wild Night (Van Morrison cover)

Sonic Past Music will release Jackdawg on October 21, 2008.

Welcome to the new Sonic Past Music website!

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Enjoy the new site, featuring new clips of every song in our catalog, higher quality downloads for sale, and expanded biographical information. Each downloadable album now comes with downloadable PDF packaging as well!

Sonic Past Music is putting together some more releases this year, so be sure to check back often for updates!

Upcoming Releases on Sonic Past Music

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Sonic Past Music is getting the pipeline ready for a lot of releases in the coming months. Here’s just a couple of developments we can tell you about right now:

  • JackdawgOctober 21, 2008 – John McFee (vocals/guitar) and Keith Knudsen (drums) of the Doobie Brothers along with Stu Cook of CCR (bass). A supergroup that never released their album. These tracks were recorded in 1990 / 1991 and are currently being remixed and mastered by John McFee.
  • We have joined forces with Joe Foster’s UK label After Hours/Poppydisc, which is the valued classic early 50s release label in the United Kingdom releasing everything from Elvis Presley to Rick Nelson, Gene Vincent, Johnny Otis and many other greats. We will be distributing some of these rare jewels this year on Sonic Past Music.