From February 1974 to August of the same year, Ernest “Boom” Carter sat behind the drums for the E Street Band. Though only a short stint many “musicologists’ credit him with being instrumental in adding the jazz and funk flavor to the band’s early sound. Later he, and E Street Band pianist David Sancious formed “Tone”, a jazz fusion combo that would eventually feature Patti Scialfa. Here’s “Boom” at the Harvard Square Theatre show with the E Street Band.
“Bonnie Raitt, Cambridge, MA 1974”
From The New England Folk Music Archives
Friend and colleague Betsy Higgins with her friend, then and now. Betsy is working hard to preserve a great collection of materials celebrating the infamous folk era in Boston and Cambridge in the 1960’s. Visit the New England Folk Archives athttp://www.newenglandfolkmusic.org/application.html#/home/
and look for the film “For the Love of the Music” coming to an independent theatre near you soon!
“Bruce Springsteen, Piano Series #3, 1974”
Another one from the Cambridge, MA May 1974 show. With the E Street Band.
“Bonnie Raitt, Backstage, Boston, 1974”
“Van Morrison, Cambridge, MA 1974”
“Spirit in the Night”
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974
“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band #62, Cambridge, MA 1974”
Check out David Sancious on the organ. He and Danny would often switch between keyboards throughout the night, (all night, all night, all night…)