Dre\’s Ramblings

Images from the Birmingham Sound release party

Last night was one of the best live shows I’ve seen in a long time. The crowd definitely appreciated the music performed and the musicians loved the response from the stage. The show was an opportunity for several people to check out Bottletree for the first time. This image was taken approximately one hour prior to the first act taking the stage.

Here’s an image of the two headliners, Roscoe Robinson and Ralph “Soul” Jackson, towards the end of the second set.


The Adam Fitz Band also appeared to be enjoying themselves here in the Magic City.


Here’s Robinson and energy behind the compilation, John Ciba.


There are more images available in this photo gallery. I’m going to make the assumption that you will want to buy this CD. I’m also going to assume that some of our local record stores including Charlemagne Records and Laser’s Edge will be carrying this compilation. However, if you’re reading this and for some reason don’t see yourself being in Birmingham or Chicago anytime soon, I’d click here and purchase it. And to entice you to do one or the other, here’s a link to the most recent edition of WBHM’s Tapestry. The show includes an interview with Roscoe Robinson.

Enjoy the weekend.


UPDATED, 1:10 p.m. links inserted


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I was planning to find you and shake your hand at the show, but I ended up getting there late (just in time for the last few song’s of Roscoe’s set) and leaving early (with 2 cd’s in hand).

Thanks for documenting this.

Comment by BhamWiki

Adam Fitz (named lovingly and forgetfully as Alan Fritz by Ralph Jackson) actually came down by himself. The rest of the band was comprised of an all star cast of talented musicians assembled by Matt Patton (of the Dexateens)- now calling themselves the White Russians – Taylor Hollingsworth, Trey Tidwell (of the 45’s), J.D. Marc (of Wiley and the Checkmates), and Dan Elektro (of the Woggles). I hope that they follow through with late night kegger plans and do take Ralph on the road this fall.

Comment by Sara Leah Miller

As an out of towner who drove over to B’ham for the show, I have to say that I was thrilled with the love shown to Roscoe, Ralph and John by the locals. And as a long-time soul music fan, this was easily one of the best shows I’ve ever been fortunate enough to witness. Y’all should be proud of yourselves!

Comment by Brian Poust

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