STEPHEN STILLS: Stateline Blues (2CD)

The two concerts contained in this release come from the mid-seventies and the late seventies; one concert and radio performance  from 1976 in New York and the second at the tenth anniversary of Woodstock, a legendary concert that Stephen Stills had taken part in as part of CSNY when the original was held in August 1969. The 1976 concert took place at the Palladium in New York on October 1976. The set features songs from Stephen Still’s past including the Buffalo Springfield song For What It’s Worth and the CSN song Helplessly Hoping plus newer songs from the Stills Young album Long May You Run.

The second show featured here comes from the tenth anniversary Woodstock festival, Stephen Stills who was once again on hiatus from Crosby Stills and Nash puts in a great performance here with a band he dubbed The California Blues Band, although the set list was an unusual one even for Stills.

We do have spirited versions of Woodstock and For What It’s Worth. More surprisingly Stephen and the band perform a great version of the  Muddy Waters song Hoochie Coochie Man which features another Woodstock alumni John Sebastian guesting on harp. The song segues rather nicely into Rocky Mountain Way a regular in the Stills live set. The set finishes appropriately enough with Woodstock and then Stephen returns on his own to perform Treetop Flyer a song from 1976 but ultimately not released in its studio version until the Stills Alone album of 1991.

Disc One

01. Precious Love … 02. Go Back Home 03. Fine Love 04. For What Its Worth  05. Wanna Make Love To You 06. Part Time Love 07. Cherokee 08. Hoochie Coochie Man > Rocky Mountain Way 09. Woodstock 10. Treetop Flyer 1979-09-07, Parr Meadows Brookhaven, NY

Disc Two

01. I Give You Give Blind 02. Four Days Gone 03. Black Coral Rhapsody 04. Taken At All 05. Stateline Blues 06. Helplessly Hoping 07. Myth of Sisyphus 08. Make Love To You 09. For What It's Worth 10. Everybody's Talkin' 11. Treetop Flyer 1976-10-25. The Palladium. New York, NY Stephen Stills- Vocals/Guitar,George “Chocolate” Perry- Bass,Joe Vitale- Drums.

  • This album contains two radio broadcast performances from Stephen Stills in 1976 and 1979
  • Includes unreleased songs not featured on any Stephen Stills Official Studio Album
  • Liner notes by Broadcaster/Author Jon Kirkman