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Back Porch Boogie Blues

Back Porch Boogie Blues has not been seen in 1917 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1987-10-31.
It was played at 0.45% of live shows.
It has been performed live 9 time(s).

Music: Gosselin/Mercier/Murawski/Rider

Original Artist: Max Creek

Original Album: Max Creek (1977)

Vocals: Instrumental

Debut: 1985-09-27

Historian: Craig DeLucia

In The Phish Book, Mike tells how, in the early days, he “tricked” the band into playing a Max Creek tune by making everyone think it was his own composition. That song was “Back Porch Boogie Blues,” from Max Creek's eponymous 1977 album, an instrumental that appears unlabeled (or noted as “Jam”) on many early tapes. All known versions by Phish were performed between 5/17/86 and 10/31/87,  and many of these shows circulate fairly widely (though it may have also been performed on 12/1/84 and 4/6/85). Mike has also performed the song when appearing as a guest with Max Creek; seek out, for example, 11/25/00 and 1/24/03.

Watch Back Porch Boogie Blues on YouTube Phish, "Back Porch Boogie Blues" – 5/20/87, Shelburne, VT

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