Joe Walsh Reunites With James Gang For “Funk #49” After 20 Years
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After 20 years apart, while Joe was soaring with the Eagles and recording epic solo albums, he finally joined the boys of the James Gang band on Cleveland, Ohio’s Nautica Pavillion stage in 1991 for the greatest reunion we have ever seen. Playing all-time classic, “Funk 49,” it is evident that this performance and song still mean a lot to the members.
Interesting Fact: “Funk #49” is one of Joe Walsh’s most popular songs, and by the mid-’70s he admitted that he couldn’t stand playing it any more, but did so because fans loved it.
After recording hits like “Funk #49” and “Walk Away,” Joe got fed up with the limitations of the band and decided to leave in 1971, just 4 years before he joined the Eagles. Written with his fellow bandmates, “Funk #49” told the story of a wild and reckless that could not be tamed by her man; granted the ballad’s original function was to display Joe’s iconic and signature guitar work.
From the on-stage viewpoint, you can see and even feel the energy of the reunion through their severely overdue collaboration. If you were ever or still are a fan of the James Gang, this should definitely make your day. Enjoy!