The recording made at the Toronto Rock N Roll Revival in 1969 may be the most widely reproduced Alice Cooper live recording. It has been released by many different labels under many titles and many album covers. These releases are not authorized Alice Cooper albums. However, they are not bootlegs as the recording is owned by a private party. Unfortunately, the private party was so uncaring in the production of these releases that two of the songs ("Ain't That Just Like a Woman" and "Goin' to the River") are NOT Alice Cooper at all (the actual performer is Ronnie Hawkins and they were recorded Hallmark Studios in Toronto in late 1964). Also, almost all of the song titles on the album were fabricated by the private party. The actual titles (shown here in parentheses) are mostly live versions of songs from "Pretties For You".
The following lists the incarnations of this recording known to exist (by me at this time) and is followed by more detailed information about each release (where available). The sound quality is about equal on each of these albums.
Ain't That Just Like A Woman
Blood On My Chopper
Freak Out Song
Home To Mother
Live At "Toronto"
Nobody Like Me
Nobody Likes Me
Painting a Picture
Rock Legends Vol. 2
Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969 Vol. IV (black vinyl and picture disc)
I`ve added a page listing some of the more common versions of this album here. This list is by no means complete but will give you an idea of how many times this recording has been released.
The announcer is probably Kim Fowley.
The singer on the Toronto mystery recordings is Ronnie Hawkins who played at the festival. He was identified a couple of years ago by his fanclub who heard the songs. Jozef Chirowski played in his band by the way...
(Sickthing Chris, 1997)
The 2 extra tracks on Freak Out are indeed Ronnie Hawkins. "Ronnie Hawkins & the Disciples" to be exact. They were recorded at Hallmark studio in
Toronto in late 1964.
(Chris Roberts, February 2001)