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Friday, November 12, 2010

Eric Quincy Tate 1970 Eric Quincy Tate

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Georgia music history has been shaped and defined by many artists over the decades. For 37 years, Eric Quincy Tate has been a contributor not only to the musical heritage of the State of Georgia, but on a broader scale, America's heritage. In fact, the band and their music are global. EQT is one of the founding bands of the Macon, GA - Southern Rock movement in the very early 1970s. The band members remain humble, are innovators, masters of their instruments, and are original in their musical compositions, sound, and in style.

EQT has continually inspired generations of musicians young and old, as well as always giving their all from the heart to their audiences during public performances. The band entertains, connects with their audience, performs music people can feel, with melodies and lyrics people relate to. This is in part, why once a fan of Eric Quincy Tate , "a person remains one".
The founding members of Eric Quincy Tate are Tommy Carlisle and Donnie McCormick. Tommy and Donnie met in 1963 when Tommy joined Donnie's band "The Kings".

The band had several regional hits cutting for the Jox label in San Antonio, Texas. Tommy, Donnie, and two other members of "The Kings" served two years in The United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex #9 from 1966-1968. While doing their tour of duty, the band performed at venues in England, Norway, Holland, Germany, Italy, Southern France, Sicily and on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Upon completion of duty in 1968, Tommy and Donnie returned to Corpus Christi, Texas and formed the band "Eric Quincy Tate." "Eric Quincy Tate" was Donnie's creation and is derived from three different sources according to Donnie: "ERIC" (Eric Burdon); "QUINCY" for Quincy, Massachusetts; "TATE" was the surname of a naval comrade on board Donnie's ship.

While playing in Texas, EQT made a strong impression on songwriter/artist/producer Tony Joe White. White played an important role in getting the band heard by Capricorn Records in Macon, GA. Demos were recorded at Capricorn which caught the ear of legendary Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler. In late 1969 EQT inked a management deal with Phil Walden. They recorded their first album for Cotillion Records (subsidiary of Atlantic Records) with producers Tony Joe White, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd. The band then moved their base from South Texas to Memphis, TN. In 1970, their first album titled "Eric Quincy Tate" was released on Cotillion. The band moved to Atlanta, GA that same year.
In the early 1970s, EQT performed free concerts in Piedmont Park in Atlanta with The Allman Brothers Band. EQT also performed with, among others, Little Walter, Ted Nugent, B.B. King (whom Tommy loaned an amplifier to at a concert in New York City in '73), Johnny Winter, Wet Willie, Dr. John, Tony Joe White, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Papa John Creach, REO Speedwagon and YES.


01 - Stonehead Blues

02 - I Want 'Cha

03 - Try A Little Harder

04 - On The Loose

05 - Makes No Difference

06 - When I'm Gone

07 - Comin' Down

08 - Hooker House

09 - Ain't It A Bummer

10 - The Bream Are Still Biting In Ferriday

11 - License To Love



Enjoy the music!


esteban said...

Thanks a lot!! gonna listen now!

Anonymous said...

Would you mind re-uploading this and EQT (1975)? Thanks a lot! Cheers!

SouthernBluesRock said...

all EQT links renewed!

SouthernBluesRock said...

links renewed

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