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Johnny Rivers/Yardbirds

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I always assumed the Whisky a Go Go live albums Johnny Rivers released were, in truth, of the Beach Boys Party variety, where a “live” setting was re-created in the studio. It’s a non-issue, but I still sometimes wonder. (“Memphis” was Johnny’s Chuck Berry-via-Lonnie Mack breakthrough hit.)

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I’ve also always thought that Rivers’ voice sounded identical to the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf.

Johnny Rivers – “Memphis”

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The Yardbirds – “Evil Hearted You”

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2 Responses to “Johnny Rivers/Yardbirds”

  1. Stanislav Says:

    Yeah, their voices indeed sound similar. And I think you’re right – that live recording does not seem so live. It’s very clean. Audience in particular seem to be overdubbed. Dunno!

  2. Garth Farkley Says:

    Yes. Keith Relf voice = Johnny Rivers. Love them both.

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