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Evergreen Blues / Elijah

Elijah began as a group of friends who got together in elementary school with the idea of learning instruments and forming a band to, in the words of guitarist Hank Barrio, "have fun and be more popular with the opposite sex." From that humble beginning, they did two albums in the late 60's under the name Evergreen Blues. The first for Mercury Records, which included the first recording of the hit song, Midnight Confessions. The second for ABC Records, which included a version of Try a Little Tenderness that may have predated Three Dog Night's hit version. In the early 70's, as Elijah, they recorded a great album for United Artists Records and a second for Sounds of the South Records, produced by the legendary Al Kooper. They tour extensively and shared the bill with some of the greatest artists of our time. After Elijah broke up in 1976, some of the members continued in music and went on to play with some extraordinary artists. Read the full article at markguerrero.com.