Remembering Shadrack



Shadrack in the Studio
Shadrack in the Studio

I recently came across an old reel-to-reel recording of the band Shadrack, made back in 1973 or so. My friend Jim Shields invited me to tag along and watch as the band did their recording in Atlanta. I re-mastered the songs as mp3 files, and remembered I had some slides I had shot down there during that magical week.


I’ve put the whole thing together HERE if anybody is interested in a retro-ride back to the days when ELP and Yes were everybody’s heroes. Hope you enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Remembering Shadrack”

  1. Thank you for posting this!
    It’s strange when we get old and start looking back on our lives and remember those people who were special to us. I met Jim when he and his band, at the time, were playing at the Crow’s Nest in J.C. A beautiful relationship ensued. Later, Jim asked me to marry him. I declined, not because I didn’t love him, but because I didn’t want to be the one to stand in the way of his dream.
    Jim was a beautiful person and has and always will have a special place in my heart.
    Again thanks for the pic and the sweet memory.

  2. I remember Jim Shields well at Joseph’s Music Center when I worked next door at Dobyns-Taylor. Such an amazingly talented yet low-key guy. I saw him at Kingsport’s Civic Auditorium with his band Avatar which was great since the Tennessee Midnight Rambler was MC! It was so tragic that he was killed in that auto accident in Knoxville not very long afterwards. I heard he’d been approached by the band Yes to take over Rick Wakeman’s position not long before the accident. So sad.

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