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Dr John ‘Hollywood Be Thy Name – 1975

Original 1975 recording with Tommy on guitar, Alphonse Mouzon on drums and Stanley Sheldon on bass. Their contributions were subsequently wiped for the actual album release – possibly due to contractual reasons. Excuse the poor sound quality.

“I can't remember the other musicians. Very funky song! I love it”
Alphonse Mouzon response on Facebook Message (May 2014) upon being sent this link

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‘Quadrant 4’ (Excerpt) – Billy Cobham

From Billy Cobham's highly acclaimed ‘Spectrum’ released 1973.
Tommy (gtr), Cobham (drums), Lee Sklar (bass) & Jan Hammer (keyboards).
The solo features Tommy's innovative use of the Echoplex.

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‘They're Gonna Let Me Die’ – Tommy Bolin

From the ‘Naked’ series – showcasing Tommy's acoustic and songwriting prowess.

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From ‘Come Taste the Band, 35th Anniversary’ Originally released in 1975, this version is from the Kevin Shirley remixes in 2011. Tommy (gtr), Glenn Hughes (vocals/bass), David Coverdale (vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards) & Ian Paice (drums). Glenn Hughes is sole vocalist on this track.

‘Gettin' Tighter’ (Excerpt) – Deep Purple

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Very rare! Early Tommy Bolin with his band, ‘Patch of Blue’ performing an instrumental, Correctionville, IA, 1966.
Excuse the poor quality

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Instrumental’ (Excerpt) – Patch of Blue

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Rehearsal, Ebbet's Field, Denver 1974.
Musicians include: Mike Finnigan (keyboards/vocals), Tommy Bolin (gtr), Stanley Sheldon (bass) Guia Garcia (congas) & Marty Rodriguez (drums).

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Mike Finnigan Jam ‘Hey Good Lookin’ – 1974

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Tommy and flautist Jeremy Steig. Other musicians are mentioned as Hammer, Cobham & Gomez, though unclear how accurate that is.

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Jeremy Steig, New York City Jam – 1971

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A Tim Goodman Demo. We don't know much about this one, but definitely Tommy's lead on this track. Stan Sheldon is pretty confident it's him on fretless bass and that it's Bobby Berge on drums.

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Tim Goodman Demo ‘To Be Free’ November 1973

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Short clip from Australian interview while touring with Deep Purple.

Interview / Melbourne 26 November 1975

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Not much known about this session – will check with Stan to see if he can recall any details. Excuse the poor sound quality. Clip is quite loud so you may want to adjust sound levels.

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‘Lotus’ (Excerpt) – Tommy Bolin/Stanley Sheldon Jam

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Almost a year after Tommy was interviewed on the same Melbourne radio station – and by the same interviewer. This segment starts with Ritchie discussing his role re Deep Purple's ‘Made in Europe’ and moves on briefly to ‘defend’ Tommy....

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Blackmore Interview / Melbourne 9 November 1976

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From ‘Private Eyes’, Tommy's second and final album, 1976.
Tommy (gtr/vocals), Norma Jean Bell (sax), Reggie McBride (bass), Mark Stein (keyboards) & Bobby Berge (drums).

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‘Shake the Devil’ (Excerpt) – Tommy Bolin

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Nice funky excerpt with great rhythm section of Narada Michael Walden (drums) and Reggie McBride (bass) with Tommy on gtr and vocals and Norma Jean Bell (sax) and Mark Stein (keyboards)

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‘Homeward Strut (Excerpt)’ – Ebbetts Field. Tommy Bolin Band, 13 May 1976.

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Excuse the poor sound quality. Recorded at the Festival Hall, Melbourne.

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‘Drifter’ Deep Purple Melbourne 25 November 1975

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Ronnie James Dio pays tribute to Tommy soon after his death while introducing Mistreated, Nagoya 7th December 1976.

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Intro to ‘Mistreated’ – Tribute to Tommy Bolin

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Taken from ‘Great Gypsy Soul’.
This track features Tommy, Stan Sheldon and Jeff Porcaro (Toto)

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‘Flying Fingers’ – Tommy Bolin

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Rehearsal, Ebbet's Field, Denver 1974.
Musicians include: Mike Finnigan (keyboards/vocals), Tommy Bolin (gtr), Stanley Sheldon (bass) Guia Garcia (congas) & Marty Rodriguez (drums).

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Mike Finnigan Jam ‘You Been Talking’ – 1974

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Original 1975 recording with Tommy on guitar, Alphonse Mouzon on drums and Stanley Sheldon on bass. Their contributions were subsequently wiped for the actual album release (pictured below) – possibly due to contractual reasons.

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Dr John ‘Stick With Me’ – 1975

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