Live at the Ice House 1978 Import
The Modern Folk Quartets very successful albums and concert performances have resulted in a huge following that has lasted over four decades. They recorded commercially minded folk and folk rock with an emphasis on group harmonies, as well as folk with a blending of 40s jazz, and were considered more hip than many of their contemporaries during the folk boom of the 60s.
This release presents for the first time an aural memento of the MFQ's resurgence in the mid-seventies when they found renewed popularity with several successful albums and numerous concert appearances.
These never before released performances from 1978 were recorded at the legendary Ice House in Pasadena, California (one of the top folk and comedy clubs in the United States), where more than 75 live albums have been recorded since 1960.
Each member of The Modern Folk Quartet has made a significant mark in music or media. Jerry Yester replaced Zal Yanovksy in the The Lovin Spoonful. Chip Douglas worked with Gene Clark and produced The Turtles and The Monkees. Cyrus Faryar recorded with the likes of Cass Elliot, Fred Neil, Linda Ronstadt. And Henry Diltz became the Matthew Brady of the sixties rock scene with hundreds of rock photographs and album covers to his credit.
"This Could The Night" (written by Nilsson and originally produced by Phil Spector) was used as the theme to The Big T.N.T. Show, the legendary concert film from 1966.