Friday, April 16, 2021

Steve Miller Band share 1977 performance of 1973 classic from The Joker

The Steve Miller Band are sharing audio of a 1977 performance of their 1973 classic, “Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma”, as a preview to a new live album from their achives.

The song – which appeared on the group’s eighth studio album, “The Joker” – is one of 17 tracks set to appear on the May 14 release of “Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977.”

The project was recorded at the Capital Center in Landover, MD during the height of the band’s success during the era.

"This show captures the band right at the peak after ‘The Joker’, and in the middle of ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ and ‘Book Of Dreams’, a stream of hits,” says Miller. “We decided to call it Breaking Ground because that's exactly what we were doing."

“Breaking Ground” has previously been previewed with audio of “Jet Airliner” from the 1977 event.

The archival package will be available in multiple formats, including digital, CD, and 2LP black vinyl; while a live concert video featuring the full performance will be available to stream on The Coda Collection on Amazon Prime Video.

Steve Miller Band
“Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977”

Release date: May 14

01. Living in the U.S.A.
02. Space Cowboy
03. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
04. Come On in My Kitchen
05. Wild Mountain Honey
06. The Window/Winter Time
07. The Stake
08. Mercury Blues
09. Serenade
10. Take the Money and Run
11. Jet Airliner
12. Space Intro
13. Fly Like An Eagle
14. Rock’n Me
15. The Joker
16. Seasons
17. So Long Blues

See also:

Steve Miller Band preview archival 1977 live package
Steve Miller Band announces North American tour
Steve Miller to be inducted into 2020 Songwriters Hall Of Fame
VIDEO: Steve Miller performs Fly Like An Eagle on The Tonight Show
Search The Steve Miller Band at hennemusic