THE PROFESSORS IN CHICAGO
Dress Rehearsals Studio, Chicago, Illinois, May 24, 1996

| Back to Main Page | Back to Gigs and History 1995-1997 Page |



On May 24, 1996, The Professors produce their first studio recordings at Dress Rehearsals Studio, West Hubbard Street, Chicago; the site of recordings made by Stevie Ray Vaughn. The session was intended as a dress rehearsal for the gig at the annual conference of the International Communication Association the following day. The engineer, Don, suggested recording the session, and so the first Professors studio recordings were made. All tracks are "live" (no overdubs, no punch-ins to fix mistakes). For example, on The Bottle, you can hear T-ski shouting, "I've broken my string! I've broken my string!" and Gary telling him to "keep playing!"Click on the song titles below to listen to other recordings made that day.





The Band

Stephen Cooper - Bass Guitar
T-ski - Lead Guitar
Robert Kubey - Drums
J - Lead Vocals
Gary Radford - Guitar


The Set

  1. T-Bone Shuffle (Albert Collins)
  2. Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd - Eric Clapton)
  3. Fast Blues with Mean Progression (T-ski)
  4. You Haven't Hurt Me (Joe Kubek - arr. T-ski/Jennifer Lehr)
  5. Crippled Inside (John Lennon/Luthor Allison)
  6. Crossroads (Robert Johnson)
  7. Damn Right I've Got the Blues (Buddy Guy)
  8. The Bottle (Gary Radford/Ian Marshall)
  9. Comfortably Numb (Roger Waters/David Glilmour - Pink Floyd)
  10. Unabomber (T-ski)
  11. One Way Out (M. Sehorn/W. Williamson/ J. W. James- The Allman Brothers)
  12. Retro (T-ski/Gary Radford/Robert Kubey)






This page last updated July 11, 2013 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.