Steve Miller Band – The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Band (1991)

FrontCover1.jpgThe Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. The group is best known for a string of (mainly) mid- to late-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier psychedelic rock albums. Miller left his first band to move to San Francisco and form the Steve Miller Blues Band. Shortly after Harvey Kornspan negotiated the band’s contract with Capitol Records in 1967, the band shortened its name to the Steve Miller Band. In February 1968, the band recorded its debut album, Children of the Future. It went on to produce the albums Sailor, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace, Number 5, Rock Love, Fly Like an Eagle, Book of Dreams, and more. The band’s Greatest Hits 1974–78, released in 1978, sold over 13 million copies. In 2016, Steve Miller was inducted as a solo artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (by wikipedia)

And here´s a pretty good sampler made for the Germa n rcord market by Arcade with many of his great tunes.

Listening to this album while driving is not a bad idea !

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Personnel:
Byron Allred (synthesizer)
Greg Douglass (guitar)
Gerald Johnson (bass)
Gary Mallaber (drums)
Kenny Lewis (guitar, bass)
Gary Mallaber (drums)
Steve Miller (guitar, slide-guitar, vocals, keyboards, electronics)
Lonnie Turner (bass)
Jacheem Young (organ)

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Tracklist:
01. Space Intro/Fly Like An Eagle (Miller) 5.55
02. The Joker (Ertegun/Curtis) 4.19
03. Abracadabra (Miller) 3.38
04. Give It Up (Miller) 3.33
05 Rock N’ Me (Miller) 3.05
06. Macho City (Miller) 3.22
07. Serenade From The Stars (McCarty) 3.11
08. Threshold (Allred) / Jet Airliner (Pena) 4.37
09. Keeps Me Wondering Why (Mallaber/Lewis) 3.40
10. Jungle Love (Douglass/Turner) 3.09
11. Take The Money And Run (Miller) 2.48
12. True Fine Love (Miller) 2.36
13. Wild Mountain Honey (McCarty) 4.50
14. Winter Time (Miller) 3.10
15. The Stake (Denny) 3.54
16. Swingtown (McCarty) 3.27
17. The Window (Cooper) 4.17

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Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love
Some people call me Maurice
‘Cause I speak of the pompatus of love
People talk about me, baby
Say I’m doing you wrong, doing you wrong
Well, don’t you worry, baby, don’t worry
‘Cause I’m right here, right here, right here, right here at home

‘Cause I’m a picker, I’m a grinner
I’m a lover, and I’m a sinner
I play my music in the sun
I’m a joker, I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I sure don’t want to hurt no one
I’m a picker, I’m a grinner
I’m a lover, and I’m a sinner
I play my music in the sun
I’m a joker, I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I get my lovin’ on the run

You’re the cutest thing that I ever did see
I really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
Oee, baby, I’ll sure show you a good time

‘Cause I’m a picker, I’m a grinner
I’m a lover, and I’m a sinner
I play my music in the sun
I’m a joker, I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I get my lovin’ on the run
I’m a picker, I’m a grinner
I’m a lover, and I’m a sinner
I play my music in the sun
I’m a joker, I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I sure don’t want to hurt no one

People keep talking about me, baby
Say I’m doing you wrong
Well, don’t you worry, don’t worry, no, don’t worry, mama
‘Cause I’m right here at home
You’re the cutest thing I ever did see
Really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
C’mon baby, now I’ll show you a good time

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