A Long Time Comin' is the first album by American rock band the Electric Flag, released in 1968. The album has a mix of musical styles, including soul along with blues and rock, with a horn section. It opens with an updated take on the Howlin' Wolf blues classic "Killing Floor" and includes an adaptation of Sticks McGhee's "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee" titled "Wine". The album also contains "Groovin’ Is Easy" and "Over-Lovin’ You", which had been released as a single in 1967.
That The Electric Flag do so well - they appeared at the Monterey International Pop Festival with the Blues Project, Paul Butterfield, and Janis Joplin, and all these groups had some musical connection to each other beyond that pivotal festival. A Long Time Comin' is the "new soul" described appropriately enough by the late critic Lillian Roxon, and tunes like "She Should Have Just" and "Over-Lovin' You" lean more towards the soul side than the pop so many radio listeners were attuned to back then.
Band Name Electric Flag. Album Name A Long Time Coming. Labels Columbia Records. Music StyleBlues Rock. Members owning this album3.
A Long Time Comin’ opens with the voice of President Lyndon Johnson delivering his We Shall Overcome speech to Congress, talking about the dignity of man when his speech is interrupted by raucous laughter, applause and the sound of The Electric Flag building up for the spirited opener, Killing Floor. Howlin’ Wolf’s original was about a destructive relationship with a woman; The Electric Flag casts America as the destructive lady in question and the killing floor becomes the war in Vietnam. The Flag infuse this song with a combination of satire and soul-level passion.
This album has an average beat per minute of 137 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/202 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist A Long Time Comin'. BPM Profile A Long Time Comin'. Album starts at 131BPM, ends at 166BPM (+35), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Electric Flag. The Band Kept Playing.
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A Long Time Comin' is the first album by American rock band The Electric Flag, released in 1968. The meat of the album is soul along with blues and rock with a horn section. It is widely seen as an ambitious debut album by music critics. The album was somewhat of a failure in the charts, much to the disappointment of Bloomfield, who had worked hard on the album. His disappointment was worsened by the success of the Al Kooper directed Super Session, which, featuring Bloomfield, charted much higher than A Long Time Comin' despite only being recorded over a period of two days.