Hampmotized

Album: Wait For Me (2002)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is a tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton, a doyen of the jam band scene in the southeastern United States and a huge influence on Tedeschi. Hampton led a band called Aquarium Rescue Unit, which included Jeff Sipe, who was playing in Tedeschi's band. Along with Jason Crosby and Ron Perry, they wrote this song for the Col.
  • Bruce Hampton returned the favor in 2007 with a tribute to Tedeschi called "Susan T."
  • Wait For Me was the last album ever produced by Tom Dowd, who died before it was released. Dowd, known for his golden ears and studio innovations, worked on many classic albums, Disraeli Gears (Cream), Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Derek & the Dominos), and Lynyrd Skynyrd (Lynyrd Skynyrd) among them.

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