Fronton Joe and the Barry

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Country Joe McDonald live  with his old chum Barry Melton at Jai-Alai Fronton, Ocala Florida on the 2nd of March 1974. Since Mr. M refers to himself as the Fish, you could probably reasonably refer to this as Country Joe and the Fish, but it wasn’t billed as that at the time so I won’t bill it like that either. I’m still not sure whether that means the original band was therefore actually named after the 2 guitarists, or perhaps even were meant to be them plus backing musicians, although all group photos from the time seem to imply a group of equal parts. Anyway, it’s a genially loose gig

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