Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Live at the Haunted House, May 18, 1968

Live at the Haunted House, May 18, 1968

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Released on September 14, 2018 by Rhino

Main artist: Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Genre: R&B/Soul > Soul

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Album : 1 disk - 37 tracks Total length : 02:30:04

  1. 1 Intro (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros. Records

  2. 2 The Joker (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - MILES GRAYSON, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  3. 3 Get Ready (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - William Robertson, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  4. 4 Come See About Me (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Lamont Dozier, Writer - Eddie Holland, Writer - Brian Holland, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  5. 5 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    JAMES BROWN, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  6. 6 I Can't Turn You Loose (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  7. 7 Philly Dog (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Rufus Thomas, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  8. 8 Ain't Too Proud To Beg / (I Know) I'm Losing You (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Eddie Holland, Composer, Writer - Norman Whitfield, Composer, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - Cornelius Grant, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  9. 9 Mustang Sally (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Sir Mack Rice, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  10. 10 I Can't Turn You Loose (Reprise) (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  11. 11 Intro to Set 2 (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros. Records

  12. 12 Something You Got (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Chris Kenner, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  13. 13 Dance to the Music (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Sylvester Stewart, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  14. 14 Fried Neckbones (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Melvin Lastie, Writer - Willie Bobo, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - WILLIAM CORREA, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  15. 15 (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - Steve Cropper, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  16. 16 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Gary Jackson, Writer - Carl Smith, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - Raynard Miner, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  17. 17 Bottomless (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - Gabriel Flemings, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  18. 18 Stormy Monday (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    T. Bone Walker, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  19. 19 Respect / Satisfaction (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - KEITH RICHARDS, Composer, Writer - MICK JAGGER, Composer, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  20. 20 Day Tripper (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    John Lennon, Writer - Paul Mccartney, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  21. 21 Funky Broadway (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Arlester Christian, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  22. 22 Do Your Thing (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Al McKay, Writer - Melvin Dunlap, Writer - JAMES GADSON, Writer - CHARLES WRIGHT, Writer - JOHN RAYFORD, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  23. 23 Band Intros (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  24. 24 (I Wanna) Testify (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    George Clinton, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist - Deron Taylor, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  25. 25 I Can't Turn You Loose (Reprise Pt. 2) (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  26. 26 Sweet Lorene (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Alvertis Isbell, Writer - Otis Redding, Writer - Isaac Hayes, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  27. 27 Just a Little Misunderstanding (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Morris Broadnax, Writer - Stevie Wonder, Writer - Clarence Paul, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  28. 28 I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now) (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - Jerry Butler, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  29. 29 Knock on Wood (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Steve Cropper, Writer - Eddie Floyd, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  30. 30 (I'm a) Roadrunner (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Lamont Dozier, Writer - Eddie Holland, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  31. 31 Try a Little Tenderness (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Jimmy Campbell, Writer - Reg Connelly, Writer - Harry Woods, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  32. 32 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Version 2) (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    JAMES BROWN, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  33. 33 Something You Got (Version 2) (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Chris Kenner, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  34. 34 Beauty is Only Skin Deep (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Eddie Holland, Writer - Norman Whitfield, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  35. 35 Since I Lost My Baby (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Warren Moore, Writer - SMOKEY ROBINSON, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  36. 36 Stand by Me (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Ben E. King, Writer - Jerry Leiber, Writer - Mike Stoller, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

  37. 37 We're a Winner / I Can't Turn You Loose (Reprise) (Live at the Haunted House, 5/18/1968)

    Otis Redding, Writer - Curtis Mayfield, Writer - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company 1968 Warner Bros Records

About

Between their first and second albums, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band taped a May 18, 1968 performance at the Haunted House night club in Hollywood for possible future use. Edited versions of a half-dozen of the songs appeared on their 1968 album Together, and an edited version of another ("Bottomless") was issued as a B-side. But this two-CD set, issued on Rhino Handmade a good 40 years later, has about two-and-a-half hours from the performance, with complete and uncut versions of the aforementioned songs. On the one hand, it's a valuable historical document; there aren't all that many live recordings of significant late-'60s soul-funk bands, and this one has both very good sound and very tight performances. On the other hand, it's not the group at their most interesting, since all but three of the songs are covers. Granted, they sound like one of the best cover bands you could have possibly heard at the time, playing with both guts and precision, and taking some liberties (some improvisational) with the source material, though not too drastic or lengthy ones. They're certainly versatile as well, taking on hits from Motown, Stax, James Brown, Sly Stone, the Impressions, Jackie Wilson, and others, as well as the occasional surprise or relatively obscure tune, like Willie Bobo's "Fried Neck Bones" and Otis Redding's "Sweet Lorene." Yet the hit-dominated set list just isn't the place to hear the outfit at their most original and innovative, though they offer fair original instrumentals in Wright's "The Joker" and Gabriel Flemings' "Bottomless." It does, however, also include the jam that grew out of "Funky Broadway," "Do Your Thing," that with some editing turned into their first hit. As usual, Rhino Handmade's packaging of this archival release is excellent, with lengthy historical liner notes. ~ Richie Unterberger

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