Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm Seventeen (Live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers 1990

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers perform "I'm Seventeen" live on local Philadelphia station, 1990. 

From Marc Pelletier's former Tommy Conwell tribute website:

1990 |
Guitar Trouble

      TROUBLE..... best describes the Young Rumblers' sophomore effort and the band’s commercial challenges in 1990; Columbia urged Conwell to work with professional songwriters to improve his original material; Country-rock guitarist Billy Kemp replaced the popular Chris Day; Pete Anderson, former producer for Dwight Yoakam, was hired to produce; Sony’s subsequent purchase of Columbia/CBS affected the Rumblers' label relations.
     A revamped, “Didn’t Want to Sing the Blues” and “Rock with You” were the only songs from the 1989/90 live circuit to make vinyl. Bruce Hornsby and Johnnie Johnson, legendary keyboardist for Chuck Berry, contributed to Guitar Trouble. The catchy pop/rock single, I’m Seventeen received extensive radio airplay but a cool response locally. 

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