Huey Lewis & the News

Slim's (San Francisco, CA)

May 23, 1989

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  1. 1 Introduction 00:20
  2. 2 The Heart Of Rock N Roll 04:53
  3. 3 Tattoo(Giving It All Up For Love) 03:55
  4. 4 Banter 00:52
  5. 5 Shake Rattle N Roll 03:53
  6. 6 Lets Go Get Stoned 05:50
  7. 7 Whole Lotta Lovin / Boys Are Back In Town 09:48
  8. 8 Banter 00:39
  9. 9 Old Antone 05:07
  10. 10 Better Be True 05:50
  11. 11 Walking With The Kid 04:30
  12. 12 Banter 00:41
  13. 13 Hold What You've Got 04:22
  14. 14 Working In A Coal Mine 03:52
  15. 15 Banter 00:46
  16. 16 I Knew The Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll 04:16
  17. 17 This Is It 04:12
  18. 18 Power Of Love 04:45
  19. 19 Banter 00:51
  20. 20 A Couple Days Off 03:46
  21. 21 Workin For A Living 05:07
  22. 22 Happy Birthday to Bob Brown / Bob monologue 02:10
  23. 23 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 07:32
  24. 24 Banter 01:39
  25. 25 Trouble In Paradise 04:38
  26. 26 Banter 00:59
  27. 27 Function At The Junction 06:52
  28. 28 I Want A New Drug 08:26
More Huey Lewis & the News

Huey Lewis - lead vocals, harmonica
Johnny Colla - guitar, saxophone, vocals
Sean Hooper - keyboards, vocals
Chris Hayes - guitar, vocals
Mario Cipollina - bass
Bill Gibson - drums, percussion, vocakls
Dwight Clark - vocals (on track 14)
Mark Russo - saxophone (on tracks 23, 25, 27 & 28)
Bob Brown - monologue (on track 22)

Between 1982 and 1988, few bands worked harder than Huey Lewis Lewis and The News. Although the group was made up of seasoned vets, it wasn't until the breakout success of "Do You Believe In Love," a song from their second album, that they began receiving attention outside their home base of San Francisco. Over the coarse of the next six years, the group would perfect their blend of good time rock & roll music, infused with the soul and doo-wop influences of their youth. They would score big with three consecutive platinum albums and an impressive list of hit singles, including three number ones on the Billboard charts. Relentless touring and high rotation exposure on MTV would eventually pay off and the group would become a national headlining act capable of filling the biggest arenas in America.

In 1989 the group finally took some well-deserved time off from their touring and recording schedules with one notable exception. In May of 1989, Bill Graham presented a series of benefit concerts in multiple venues to raise awareness about AIDS and fund research and care for those afflicted in the Bay Area. Huey Lewis and The News took part in this "In Concert Against AIDS" series with a memorable one-off club performance at Slim's in San Francisco, which would not only be their first gig in over four months, but their first club gig in years.

Presented in its entirety, here is that performance. Surrounded by family, friends and a hometown audience, this intimate club gig has it all, including the group's biggest hits and a choice selection of covers. At one point, American Pro Bowl wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark, joins the group onstage, lending his voice to the doo-wop classic "Working In A Cold Mine." Mark Russo, renowned for his saxophone work with Tower Of Power and The Yellowjackets, also joins in on the final half hour of this remarkable performance.