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Ironically, 1979's Best of The J. Geils Band was released just before Geils and company became big stars. But the Boston band once known to fans as "the American Rolling Stones" had been pumping out gritty, R&B-soaked rock 'n' roll all through the '70s, and some of the finest moments of their output are here. The trailblazing rock/reggae fusion of their 1973 single "Give It to Me," their bluesy live take on The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go," and a soul-slathered take on The Marvelows' '60s soul/doo-wop merger "I Do" show the band's immersion in American roots music, while "Must of Got Lost" (sic) hints at the pop savvy that would soon result in stardom.

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best of j geils band

Good road trip music! Brings me back to summer after High School and keg beer. Saw them as the Kingdome with the Rolling Stones and Peter Wolf wanted to move the throng up the road to the Paramount for the accoustics! Cheers to all


Formed: 1967 in Boston, MA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The J. Geils Band were one of the most popular touring rock & roll bands in America during the '70s. Where their contemporaries were influenced by the heavy boogie of British blues-rock and the ear-splitting sonic adventures of psychedelia, the J. Geils Band were a bar band pure and simple, churning out greasy covers of obscure R&B, doo wop, and soul tunes, cutting them with a healthy dose of Stonesy swagger. While their muscular sound and the hyper jive of frontman Peter Wolf packed arenas across...
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