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by Greg Douglass & Mistress

'70's Rock Power Trio with a melodic flare, featuring Greg Douglass on guitar, Brian Kilcourse on bass/vocals,and Bill Baron on drums.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All Worth The Price You Pay
5:46 $0.99
2. McClure's
5:15 $0.99
3. Prayers
3:32 $0.99
4. Paul
3:37 $0.99
5. Free Flyte
4:09 $0.99
6. Shiner
3:59 $0.99
7. Leave This Town
4:12 $0.99
8. Crisis
4:01 $0.99
9. Bullets
3:26 $0.99
10. Maelstrom
4:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mistress was a trio of rockers from the San Francisco Bay Area, and they were considered a hot prospect in 1973-74. The band included Greg Douglass (later of Steve Miller and Greg Kihn fame) on guitar, Brian Kilcourse on bass/vocals, and Bill Baron on drums. Greg and Bill had played with Country Weather, who had gigged regularly at the famed Fillmore Auditorium for years. Brian was (as one reviewer put it) "every mother's son". Mistress played throughout California and the West until mid-'74, when Greg went on to play with Van Morrison and Hot Tuna, and ultimately with the Steve Miller Band. In 1973-4, Mistress recorded the album FREE FLYTE, released in Germany in 1996 under the Taxim label. According to Relix Magazine (Relix Magazine: Issue 24-02 -- March/April - 1997): "Free Flyte (Taxim) is a real archive treat by Greg Douglass & Mistress... The sessions that comprise this ten-cut album are all previously unreleased and date back to San Francisco, 1973. It's a shame they have been such a well-kept secret-Mistress had great potential, which is evidenced by the slightly Who-influenced cut "Paul," the more flowing, melodic 'Bullets' and the title cut. The opening "All Worth The Price You Pay" is tight and features an exquisite, long solo fade-out by Douglass."



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Zorro CVM

A truly great guitarist
I played with Greg in the "Statics" and know where his roots are. This album should be a must have for anyone interested in the San Francisco music scene of that era. Greg is one of the best guitar players to come out of the Bay Area.

Tom Schryer

Fine early 70s West-Coast Rock
Greg Douglas shines here. Greg says he likes this album’s version of “All Worth The Price You Pay” best and that is believable since this one is really fine - although some other versions feature John Cipollina so those are other great versions of this great tune. “Prayers” sounds great here - another of Greg's original tunes. “Maelstrom” sounds so good it could have been recorded yesterday (if someone like Frank Marino had played it). If you miss rock music that is well played, well composed, non-wimpy, and engaging buy a copy of this one and feed the need. I'm playing it a lot.

Billy Nail

Great album ! ! !
For what should have been this band's demo in 1973. The musicianship really carries it well. Mallory Earl who mixed this music did a fantastic job. Even though some of the songs sound dated today. Most,if not all of them have radio hit potential. As a musician who also chased that dream when I was young. I relate to the feeling this band Mistress had of giving it your all and being rejected by every one imaginable. The best part of this record is, it grows on you and gets better every time you listen to it. The band was young and really on fire, and it shows in the recording.
Thank You Mistress

Michael Powell

A must have for anyone who likes good music !
This is one of the best CDs I have heard in a long time. Good songs, nice lyrics, great infectious melodies and good guitar playing, what more could you ask for. It is a shame that this didn't come out in the 70's because if it had the band would probably still be together. The cover art is also very cool. Plus the song "Paul" would later become the basis for the music for the Steve Miller hit song "Jungle Love". Buy this CD and you will not be disappointed. Very enjoyable. I can't say enough about this CD. All 10 songs are winners and very memorable and will leave the listener wanting more. Enough said.

Philippe Dubois

Amazing album !
I have known Greg Douglass in "Terry and the Pirates" and I estimate that he was as important as Cipollina in this band. Now, with this CD, I'm sure that Greg is a great guitar player.
How it's possible that this album is no more popular ?!!

Mike Macgirvin

The epitome of San Francisco rock...
I own a music store. I've got hundreds of CD's on random play. I put Free Flyte into the jukebox. EVERY time it plays somebody asks me - who is that? That's GREAT!

If I hadn't grown up listening to Greg Douglass, I probably wouldn't own a music store today.

What more can I say?