Maxwell’s Memories: Barrence Whitfield

[Continuing the ongoing Maxwell’s Memories feature here on Hoboken411. Paying tribute to bands that came and played at the legendary Maxwell’s at 1039 Washington Street – which is closing for good on July 31, 2013]

Maxwell’s Memories: Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

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On December 3, 2011, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, gave a raucous, high-energy show with a lot of soul screaming reminiscent of Wilson Pickett or Solomon Burke.

A great sounding band formed in the 1980’s and continued performing into the 90’s, had reunited in 2010 and began touring to promote their new record “Savage Kings.”

They did a great cover of Bad Girl by Lee Moses. Good times.

About Maxwell’s Memories

Maxwells Memories in Hoboken NJ Knights of the New Crusade - Maxwell's Memories: Barrence WhitfieldMaxwell’s Bar officially opened back in 1978 by the Fallon family, and was converted from a “workers tavern” (for nearby Maxwell House coffee workers), into a “Bar/restaurant.” After the original members of The Bongos rehearsed some material in the back-room (which at the time was unused), “live music” began to catch on, and Hoboken was beginning to become inviting to both musicians and artists. Maxwell’s was also even believed to be the first restaurant to offer a “Sunday brunch” in town.

In the mid-90’s, due to some ownership re-arrangements, Maxwell’s was briefly a micro-brew pub, trying to capitalize on that fad, but quickly reverted back to a standard comfort food bar/restaurant and music venue in 1998 – and had remained that way ever since.

Despite apparently being named the number three “rock ‘n’ roll club” in America by Rolling Stone magazine in 2013 – Maxwell’s announced their abandonment of the property (and Hoboken), effective July 31, 2013.

Maxwell’s Memories is a collection of previously unpublished photographs and videos of various bands and acts that performed on the famous local stage.

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