My Music The Mill City Band

Mill City Band – Live and Elsewhere – Roy Alstad rocks the house.

Guitar img073wizard Roy Alstad led and composed and arranged the blues, rhythm and blues, and rock songs and jams that characterized the Mill City Band (some times known as Mill City Blues Band).  Dave Larson on drums and Thomas Heinig on bass are joined by Peter Stenshoel on electric piano.  Thanks to Tom Heinig for digitizing these smokin’ recordings circa late 1970s.  The first eight are from Thumpers, the others are from Team House, a halfway house, which was the first gig I played with Mill City after joining the band.  They had been around long before.

Going Down

Makin’ Love

Got the Feelin’

Spanish Castle Magic

Two Trains Running

Sweet Marie

Got Love if You Want It

Collins Cooler

I’m a Fool, I’m a Man

Nasty Nancy

Route 66

Slow R&B

Mean John Lee

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4 Comments

  • Reply Dave Larson June 22, 2016 at 09:27

    That gig was at Team House in Saint Paul in the gym recorded on the stage . Some of the non live stuff ( and I think there is some) was at Dave Rays .Also Two Trains i think was from a Lamont gig at Thumpers Steve Raitt. That team house gig was a sober dance.We were not. Thats it for my memory banks I need to take a nap now and reboot them.

    • Reply Peter Stenshoel June 25, 2016 at 12:39

      Hi Dave. Actually Dave Ray’s Sweet Jane recordings will be on the next post in the Mill City series. But yes, Tom and you are correct about Thumpers and Team House. Thanks for your comment!

  • Reply Mill City Band at Dave Ray’s Sweet Jane Studio and Live | Little City in Spirit August 3, 2016 at 10:39

    […] What fun it was to record an album at Dave Ray’s Sweet Jane Studio!  Sadly, the Mill City Band album was never released.  I hope this satisfies fans new and old.  Also, more live tracks are at the end.  If you need more don’t miss this post. […]

  • Reply Milton Gettis August 3, 2016 at 17:27

    Exhortations to bring workmen and measure the plots on which the houses had stood were mostly ignored by people worried about day-to-day survival, as well as by those who had left the capital; for one thing, with the shortage of labour following the fire, it was impossible to secure workmen for the purpose.

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