BLACK UHURU - NEW YORK 1981

May 24, 2015 – 4:25 pm

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BLACK UHURU
New York 1981 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Ritz, New York, NY; October 13, 1981 (late show). Very good FM broadcast.

In their day, Black Uhuru had two of the slickest and hottest rhythm section/producers around - Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Four days after this New York gig, Black Uhuru became one of the first groups (if not the first) to play at Germany’s Rockpalast Festival. According to Jahre Rockpalast, one of the band’s guitarists had to learn about German thoroughness and intolerance while going through customs at the Dusseldorf Airport. He was so thoroughly ‘examined’ that he ended up in the hospital. [Vocalist Puma Jones died of cancer in 1990. She was 36.]

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FM; transfer from master cassette, tracks 1 & 2 from 2nd gen cassette (MC > C > cdr)

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Track 01. Introduction by Frankie Crocker 0:36 (1.0MB)
Track 02. Shine Eye Gal/Plastic Smile 9:05 (15.3MB)
Track 03. Puff She Puff 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 04. I Love King Selassie 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 05. Youths of Elgington 5:16 (8.8MB)
Track 06. Push Push 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 07. General Penitentiary 4:37 (7.7MB)
Track 08. Happiness Is/The Whole World Is Africa 9:45 (16.4MB)
Track 09. Sponji Reggae 7:15 (12.2MB)
Track 10. Sensimilla 7:35 (12.7MB)
Track 11. crowd/MC 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 12. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner/Abortion/DJ outro 14:31 (24.4MB)
76 mins

Lineup:
Puma Jones - vocals
Michael Rose - vocals
Duckie Simpson - vocals
Sly Dunbar - drums
Robbie Shakespeare - bass
Sky Juica - percussion
Derryl Thompson - guitar
Billy Johnean - guitar
Bubler - keyboards

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: DAVE DOUGLAS/JOE LOVANO - OFFENBURG 2014

May 24, 2015 – 5:12 am

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DAVE DOUGLAS/JOE LOVANO’S SOUND PRINTS
Offenburg 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the 29th Jazzdor Festival, Reithalle, Offenburg, Germany; November 14, 2014. Very good satellite broadcast.

For almost 20 years, trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano have been prime moving forces in the jazz scene, their paths crossing often on stage and occasionally on record. Douglas appears on Lovano’s 2001 Blue Note album Flights Of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two and they overlapped as members of the SFJAZZ Collective for three seasons during which the band performed the repertoire of Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, and their mutual touchstone: saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.

The latter part of 2014 saw Douglas and Lovano launching a 22-date tour across the United States and Europe with their co-led quintet Sound Prints featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. Sound Prints take their inspiration from the music of Shorter - the band’s name is a nod to his classic “Footprints” - however, the quintet’s focus is on new original compositions by Lovano and Douglas, as well as new Shorter compositions in direct collaboration with Shorter himself. The band is fueled by a desire to push the boundaries of their music as far as they can stretch, similar to the expansive role Shorter has played in jazz since his debut with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1959.

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Lineage:
source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station - dlf]

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Disc 1
Track 101. Sound Prints/Sprints - Part A 8:20 (14.0MB)
Track 102. Sound Prints/Sprints - Part B 18:01 (30.3MB)
Track 103. To Sail Beyound The Sunset - Part A 10:41 (18.0MB)
Track 104. To Sail Beyound The Sunset - Part B 8:55 (15.0MB)
46 mins

The tracks, Sound Prints/Sprints and To Sail Beyound The Sunset, have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Disc 2
Track 201. Destination Unknown 11:36 (19.5MB)
Track 202. Weatherman 13:45 (23.1MB)
Track 203. Ups And Downs 9:06 (15.3MB)
Track 204. Power Ranger 12:08 (20.4MB)
47 mins

Lineup:
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Joe Lovano - tenor saxophone
Lawrence Fields - piano
Linda Oh - bass
Joey Baron - drums

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THE YARDBIRDS - LOS ANGELES 1968/SAN REMO 1966

May 23, 2015 – 2:49 pm

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THE YARDBIRDS
Los Angeles 1968/San Remo 1966 [no label, 2CD]

Live at at the Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA; May 31, 1968 and June 1, 1968. Fairly good audience recording. Live at the 16th San Remo Festival, Casino‚ Municipale, Salone Delle Feste, San Remo, Italy; January 27 and 28, 1966. Very good radio broadcast.

Thanks to Philip Cohen, we had previously shared the 1968 Los Angeles shows via the Goldtone CD release of Last Rave-Up In LA (click here). The tracks here are taken from the vinyl and tape source. As a bonus, we have added the four Yardbirds tracks from the 1966 San Remo shows.

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Thanks to taper David Cole; Thomas aka DocDondy and to watchit for sharing the 1968 Shrine shows at Dime.

watchit noted:

On May 31-June 1, 1968, the Yardbirds played two consecutive nights in Los Angeles, CA. The shows were taped by David Cole. The second night recording is obviously incomplete, but I find it interesting the amount of variation between the two nights. The highlight for me is their cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man.” With so few live Yardbirds recordings, this is the only known version. In 1979, the taper released a three-LP bootleg box set with the highlights of the shows; basically every song minus the duplicates played both nights. Tapes of both shows including duplicates also circulate. These were made into a CD on the Goldtone label with inferior sound quality.

This material has been seeded previously at Dime from tape source but I like the sound of the vinyl bootleg three-record set better. Since it is incomplete, I have filled in the missing portions from the previous torrent. All tracks have been carefully remastered and edited for the best possible sound, but it’s still fairly bad. It appears that the LPs are made from the master tape, and the extra songs are from a copy tape of ~3rd generation. The LPs have a crisper sound with better stereo separation, and unfortunately more tape hiss.

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Thanks also to 38f’s father who recorded 1966 San Remo shows; and to 38f for sharing the tracks at Dime in 2007.38f noted:

The Italian San Remo Festival is a music competition started in 1950… The rules of the competition in the ’50s and ’60s were pretty different from now, every performance had to be strictly live, and there were an Italian and a foreign artist competing together against other couples and they had to sing two songs, one of each had to have italian lyrics, so we saw artists like the Hollies, the Rolling Stones, Paul Anka participating… the Yardbirds did not make it to the third final night because they had not enough votes to reach the final.

Well, my now 84-year-old father used to record all the festival editions with his Revox from this Filodiffusione radio and he still has those reels… recently I went through those tapes and found the Yardbirds performances… Many of you probably never heard Questa Volta with extended lyrics because it was only sung with these lyrics at the San Remo Festival. Another thing is that the Yardbirds were stayng at the Grand Hotel Del Mar in Bordighera, three miles from San Remo. In this hotel there is a swimming pool that has some stone pedestal in the middle of the pool… many photo sessions were done in this pool… and the cover of the italian single “Shapes Of Things” was done in this pool during the days of the Yardbirds’ San Remo experience.

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Lineage:
Los Angeles - Disc 1: Tracks 1-10 from vinyl “Last Rave Up in LA,” transferred using Music Hall turntable, Adcom preamp and Cakewalk ADC. Tracks 11-14 from November 2009 tape source torrent sped up ~7%… to match vinyl speed.
Los Angeles - Disc 2: Tracks 1-4 from November 2009 tape source torrent sped up ~3% to match vinyl speed. Tracks 4-10 from vinyl “Last Rave Up in LA” with tape source patches between most tracks.

San Remo: Master reel to reel > revox >  amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac

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Disc 1
First night; May 31, 1968
Track 101. The Train Kept a-Rollin 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 102. You’re a Better Man Than I 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 103. Heart Full of Soul 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 104. Dazed and Confused 8:23 (14.1MB)
Track 105. Shapes of Things 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 106. I’m a Man 13:39 (22.9MB)
Track 107. White Summer 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 108. Smokestack Lightning 7:29 (12.6MB)
Track 109. I’m Waiting for the Man 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 110. Bye Bye Bird 5:59 (10.1MB)
Track 111. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 112. Drinking Muddy Water 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 113. NYC Blues (aborted) 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 114. I Wish You Would 7:24 (12.4MB)
79 mins

Disc 2
Second night; June 1, 1968
Track 201. introduction 0:54 (1.5MB)
Track 202. The Train Kept a-Rollin 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 203. You’re a Better Man Than I 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 204. Heart Full of Soul 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 205. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 3:1 (5.4MB)
Track 206. I Wish You Would/Hey Gyp 13:11 (22.2MB)
Track 207. Drinking Muddy Water 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 208. NYC Blues (Become My Friend) 5:34 (9.3MB)
Track 209. I Ain’t Done Wrong 7:13 (12.1MB)
Track 210. Over Under Sideways Down 1:58 (3.3MB)

San Remo; January 27, 1966
Track 211. Paff Bum (radio signal issues at the beginning) 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 212. Questa Volta 2:40 (4.5MB)

San Remo; January 28, 1966
Track 213. Questa Volta (with extended lyrics) 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 214. Paff Bum 2:48 (4.7MB)
59 mins

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COURTNEY BARNETT - KCRW AND SXSW 2015

May 23, 2015 – 4:39 am

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COURTNEY BARNETT
KCRW AND SXSW 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW; March 13, 2015. SXSW - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX; March 18, 2015. Very good audio extracted from webcast.

Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett from Melbourne, Australia is a rising new name and she’s already making the rounds - appearing on the BBC; Philly’s World Cafe; Santa Monica’s KCRW and Austin’s SXSW.

Stephen Thompson, npr.org:

Courtney Barnett made her name with 2013’s “Avant Gardener,” a deadpan, loosely rambling account of a severe anaphylactic attack. The song, like its counterparts on her early EPs, was many things - wordy, funny, surprising, wittily crafted - but it wasn’t forceful.

Today, the Melbourne singer-songwriter is a full-fledged rock ‘n’ roll star, leading a tight and aggressive band through songs that stomp harder and harder as they progress. But Barnett also doubles down on her dense, intricate, wonderfully written wordplay, and loses none of her sublime quotability along the way. On her new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, she can positively rage - a far cry from the mellow slacker fans heard in her early work.

Performing in NPR Music’s SXSW showcase at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas, Barnett more than matched the album’s energy, as she and her band careened through most of Sometimes I Sit And Think with power that felt positively gigantic. They’ve only recently begun playing these songs live, but you’d never know it.

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Thanks to eva0001 for sharing the Morning Becomes Electric webcast.

Lineage:
KCRW HD webcast
TRANSFER: AdobeHDS > .flv > FLVExtract > .aac & .h264 files > mkvmerge  > .mkv (no re-encoding)
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280×720 29.97fps - bitrate: 2400kbps
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo

Thanks to gracz54 for sharing the SXSW webcast.

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720p webcast (no transcoding)
h264/aac

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Morning Becomes Electric, KCRW; March 13, 2015
Track 01. intro 1:29 (2.5MB)
Track 02. Pedestrian At Best 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 03. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York) 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 04. History Eraser 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 05. Interview 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 06. Depreston 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 07. Dead Fox 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 08. Aqua Profonda!/Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 09. Outro 1:21 (2.3MB)
Track 10. Avant Gardener 4:51 (8.2MB)
38 mins

SXSW - Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX; March 18, 2015
Track 01. Elevator Operator 4:05 (6.8MB)
Track 02. Pedestrian At Best 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 03. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York) 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 04. Depreston 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 05. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 06. Aqua Profunda! 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 07. Dead Fox 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 08. Kim’s Caravan 7:52 (13.2MB)
37 mins

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NEIL YOUNG - PARIS 1976

May 22, 2015 – 3:04 pm

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NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE
Paris 1976 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France; March 23, 1976. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Before performing in Europe in 1976, Neil Young and Crazy Horse played in Japan between March 3 and 11.

Andy Greene, rollingstone.com:

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro will never forget the group’s March 1976 tour of Japan. He’d only joined the band a few months earlier during the recording sessions for Zuma, and prior to boarding the plane to Japan his only live experience with Young came during a handful of California bar shows in December of 1975. He suddenly found himself playing to enormous, screaming crowds all over Japan. For someone who was merely a fan of Neil Young the previous year, the entire experience was beyond surreal.

The sixth stop of the tour was at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall, and Young hired a film crew to tape the two-night stand. Nobody bothered to tell Poncho, and he dropped a bunch of acid before going onstage one of the nights. “I couldn’t even look up,” he told author Jimmy McDonough. “I was so high. I’d hit the strings of my guitar - they were like eight different colors - and they bounced off the floors and hit the ceiling.”

The 1976 Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour was supposed to hit America in the summer, but Young began playing with Stephen Stills when he returned home and decided the abandon The Horse in order to form the Stills-Young Band. They recorded an LP very quickly and hit the road, though after just eighteen dates Young decided he had enough. He couldn’t even face Stills to tell him the news. Instead, he wrote this now famous letter: “Dear Stephen, funny how some things that start spontaneously end that way. Eat a peach, Neil.”

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Dangerbird_F added: “As for many countries that year, it was the first time Neil had stopped in France. The interview Neil gave later that evening can be qualified as legendary, for he admitted to the journalists: “Right know, all I nead is a good fuck!”… The performance is incredible, Neil is making joke after joke (you know what the name Crazy Horse refers to in Paris…).”

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Transfer: DAT > R500 > MBox > ProTools > xACT1.5b3 > flac 8

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Disc 1
Track 101. Tell Me Why 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 102. Cowgirl In The Sand 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 103. After The Goldrush 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 104. Mellow My Mind 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 105. Too Far Gone 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 106. A Man Needs A Maid 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 107. No One Seems To Know 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 108. Heart Of Gold 3:33 (6.0MB)
32 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Country Home 7:16 (12.2MB)
Track 202. Don’t Cry No Tears 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 203. Down By The River 11:26 (19.2MB)
Track 204. Lotta Love 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 205. Like A Hurricane 10:10 (17.1MB)
Track 206. The Losing End 4:19 (7.3MB)
Track 207. Drive Back 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 208. Southern Man 8:13 (13.8MB)
Track 209. Cortez The Killer 8:13 (13.8MB)
Track 210. Cinnamon Girl 3:42 (6.2MB)
66 mins

Lineup:
Neil Young - vocals, guitar, keyboards, banjo, harmonica
Frank Sampedro - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD - FORT BENNING 2015

May 22, 2015 – 5:14 am

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Fort Benning 2015 [no label, 1CD]

MWR Concert Series, live at York Field, Fort Benning, GA; May 9, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

It’s 46 years of Grand Funk Railroad (since 1969)… and the group is still chugging nicely along. But then, there are some who feel the group is incomplete (or worse, shouldn’t even exist) without guitarist/vocalist Mark Farner.

Thanks to jackflash for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

jackflash noted:

A free concert put on by the US Army Fort Benning Dictoriate of Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation (an old school, free-of-charge concert). I’ve seen Mark Farner three times in the last four years and it was good to finally see/hear Mel and Don’s version of the GFR classics. I wish they would work out their differences and do a re-union tour/gig.

Overall, a good recording. Minimal crowd noise/chatter. I must have pulled my mic chord as two songs got split… Rock n Roll Soul and Second Chance were [originally] split because I briefly/accidently pulled the mic chord. Maybe 3 to 6 seconds of Second Chance are missing. Just me being an old man, moving and adjusting in my seat. My apologies in advance. Also, there is heavy bass, and bass drum distortion on Second Chance and the Drum Solo, as I placed my mics on my arm chair and went (away)… and got back in time for proper placement for the brief guitar solo.

Thanks also to Eric T for the artwork.

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PMD-EMC-1 sound professionals standard binaural mics (croakie/glasses mount) > Edirol R-09HR > SanDisk SD card > PC > CD Wave/Split > Flac level 8 > TLH
(Edirol R-09HR settings = sample rate 44.1kHz - wav 16bit - stereo - limiter - low cut freq 100hz - input level 41) (Raw Transfer - No Mastering or Editing or EQ)

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Track 01. Introduction 1:22 (2.3MB)
Track 02. Rock n Roll Soul * 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 03. Footstompin’ Music 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 04. Shinin On 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 05. The Loco-Motion (Carole King) 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 06. Second Chance ** (38 Special) 6:22 (10.7MB)
Track 07. Drum Solo 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 08. Inside Looking Out (The Animals) 10:14 (17.2MB)
Track 09. Some Kind Of Wonderful (Soul Brothers Six) 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 10. I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home) 8:50 (14.9MB)
Track 11. We’re An American Band 4:16 (7.2MB)
59 mins

* Skip around 0:51
** Skip around 0:09

Lineup:
Don Brewer – drums, lead vocals
Mel Schacher – bass
Max Carl – lead vocals, guitars (formerly from .38 Special)
Tim Cashion – keyboards
Bruce Kulick – guitars (formerly from Kiss)

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BB KING AND ERIC CLAPTON - ATLANTA 1979

May 21, 2015 – 5:27 am

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BB KING AND ERIC CLAPTON
Atlanta 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Great Southeast Music Hall, Atlanta, Georgia; April 19, 1979. Fairly to very good soundboard. Clapton with BB King - Talking With the King; SFX Radio; June 18, 2000.

BB KING R.I.P. 1925-2015

Here’s one more for the road. As a bonus, there is a compilation of interview segments done to promote “Riding With the King”.

Thanks to petzi217 for sharing all the tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Caledonia 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 102. Sweet Little Angel 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 103. Jam 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 104. Don’t Answer the Door 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 105. You’re Mean 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 106. Why I Sing the Blues 6:00 (10.1MB)
Track 107. Outside Help 6:35 (11.1MB)
Track 108. Made Your Move Too Soon 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 109. I’m Not Me Without You 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 110. The Thrill is Gone 11:03 (18.6MB)
Track 111. Hold On * 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 112. unknown * 8:29 (14.2MB)
74 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Jam 1 * 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 202. Jam 2 * 8:51 (14.9MB)

SFX Radio; June 18, 2000
Track 203. Interview 2:02 (3.4MB)
Track 204. Marry You - Interview 7:39 (12.9MB)
Track 205. Ten Long Years - Interview 7:46 (13.0MB)
Track 206. I Wanna Be - Interview 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 207. Riding With the King - Interview 5:41 (9.5MB)
Track 208. Three O’ Clock Blues - Interview 9:31 (16.0MB)
Track 209. Hold On I’m Coming - Interview 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 210. VH1 Interview - June, 2000 4:03 (6.8MB)
63 mins

* with Eric Clapton and Diana Ross.

Thanks to kingrue who provided this Atlanta setlist:

Caledonia
Sweet Little Angel
BB’s Blues
Don’t Answer The Door
Time Won’t Help You
Why I Sing The Blues
I Got Some Help I Don’t Need
Midnight
Hold On
The Thrill Is Gone
I Just Can’t Leave You Alone
Bell’s Blues
I Got Some Help I Don’t Need
Introductions
Band Outro
Encore Jam

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DONALD FAGEN - TORONTO 2006

May 20, 2015 – 1:57 pm

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DONALD FAGEN BAND
Toronto 2006 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada; March 13, 2006. Very good soundboard.

Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun:

“How ya feelin’ Donald?” a male fan shouted out to Steely Dan singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen on Monday night at Massey Hall. “I’m feeling groovy, baby,” smiled the 58-year-old, who’s taking part in the first solo tour of his three-decade-plus career.

And groovy Fagen, who postponed his Boston show and cancelled his Ottawa concert due to illness, proved to be over the course of an hour-and-50 minutes worth of polished, sophisticated jazz-pop. His set list equally favoured his three solo albums - including “Morph The Cat” which is in record stores today - and his Steely Dan catalogue, much to the delight of the crowd. Honestly, it’s hard to tell the difference between his Steely Dan/solo songs in terms of sound.

But judging from the funky, warm - and yes even groovy - energy on stage on Monday night at Massey, with Fagen backed by an impressive nine-person band including two soulful female backup singers, he should do the solo thing more often… Fagen oozed quirky charm and a genuine playfulness.

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Thanks to sinko25 for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Lineage:
SBD > ? > CDRx > iTunes > WAV > xACT > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Green Flower Street 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 102. The Nightfly 7:48 (13.1MB)
Track 103. New Frontier 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 104. Brite Nitegown 7:36 (12.8MB)
Track 105. Intro 2:16 (3.8MB)
Track 106. Snowbound 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 107. Home At Last 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 108. Black Cow 6:17 (10.6MB)
Track 109. What I Do 6:53 (11.6MB)
56 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Goodbye Look 8:17 (13.9MB)
Track 202. Countermoon 5:12 (8.8MB)
Track 203. Misery And The Blues 8:29 (14.2MB)
Track 204 .Mary Shut The Garden Door 6:55 (11.6MB)
Track 205. IGY 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 206. FM 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 207. Pretzel Logic 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 208. Viva Viva R&R 2:44 (4.6MB)
51 mins

Lineup:
Donald Fagen - keyboards, vocals
Jeff Young - keyboards, vocals
Keith Carlock - drums, percussion
Freddie Washington - bass
Jon Herrington - guitar
Wayne Krantz - guitar
Walt Weiskoph - saxophone
Michael Leonhart - trumpet
Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery - backing vocals
Cindy Mizelle - backing vocals

Remembering Skip Gildersleeve.

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LITTLE STEVEN AND JACKSON BROWNE - STOCKHOLM 1987

May 19, 2015 – 5:43 am

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LITTLE STEVEN AND JACKSON BROWNE
Stockholm 1987 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Swedish Gala Concert For Nicaragua, Johanneshovs Issadion, Stockholm Sweden; December 4, 1987. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

These days, a fair number of people think of Little Steven (Miami Steve/Steven Van Zan Zandt) as the actor on The Sopranos. Apart from being a member of the E Street Band, a solo artiste, DJ and a record producer, in 1985, he also helped to set up Artists United Against Apartheid against the Sun City resort in apartheid South Africa.

Thanks to davmar77 for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Joseph Quever, posted at backstreets.com - Thanks!

davmar77 noted:

I got this from the taper and from what i can see, it’s barely circulated so i thought some folks here might enjoy it. I’m not a huge fan of Little Steven’s solo stuff but i wanted to put this out just as i got it. He’s backed by his regular band and Jackson Browne is acoustic backed by Craig Doerge.

Lineage:
Swedish FM > Off the air cassette master > Cassette > Edirol USB UA-1EX Audio Interface > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Traders Little Helper > Flac

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Track 01. Introduction 0:25 (713k)
Track 02. Voice Of America 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 03. Sanctuary 7:13 (12.1MB)
Track 04. Los Desaparecidos 9:15 (15.6MB)
Track 05. Solidarity 7:16 (12.2MB)
Track 06. No More Party’s 6:54 (11.6MB)
Track 07. Bitter Fruit 7:00 (11.8MB)
Track 08. Undefeated 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 09. Sun City 6:51 (11.5MB)

Jackson Browne
Track 10. Lives In The Balance 4:20 (7.3MB)
Track 11. My Personal Revenge 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 12. How Long 7:16 (12.2MB)
Track 13. For Everyman 5:16 (8.9MB)
78 mins

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The two-CD retrospective, The Very Best Of Jackson Browne, released in 2004 is the best way for new fans to get an introduction to this timeless singer-songwriter. Buy it here.

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ERIC CLAPTON - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 2015 (SECOND NIGHT)

May 18, 2015 – 5:05 am

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ERIC CLAPTON
New York 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY; May 3, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to Scooter123 for sharing the show at Dime.

Scooter123 noted:

It was Eric Clapton’s birthday [March 30 - he is 70] celebration, but it was the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden that got a gift as the guitar god put on a two-hour set that included some of his biggest hits and guest stars. Never the most talkative of rock stars, Clapton let the music speak for itself, but toward the end he let on that the night was just as magical to him as it was to the audience.

“I want to thank you for helping me celebrate,” he said. “This is the best birthday I ever had.”

While some ageing acts expand their bands over time, adding players to do the heavy lifting, Clapton has stripped his down. The evening may have found its peak when Clapton had the strongest accompaniment during “Let It Rain.” Clapton traded solos with both Trucks and Bramhall, grinning ear to ear.

That said, I was amazed at his choice of sidemen, including one of the best drummers in the world, jazz drummer Steve Gadd and jazz bassist Nathan East. Paul Carrack (Mike & The Mechanics) made his Hammond B-3 sing, and even had twin Leslies. Chris Stainton emulated strings and steel guitar on his Kurzwiel piano and Nord synthesizer.

I had a pair of talkers next to me with a guy who had to explain the intricies of Eric Clapton’s life throughout the better part of the show. Thankfully he was only noticeable at the end of every track. Concequently, the volume (gain) at the end of each track was zero’ed out where possible. This also enabled better volume adjustment for the tracks as well…

The true thanks go not to me, but to the taping community behind whose footsteps I have followed, including those who have perfected the art of stealth recordings, the makers of the stealthy mikes, cords, adapters, and preamps, and those who have graciously shared their stealth recording techniques.

I am merely a mike stand with a credit card and driver’s license.

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Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Lineage:
Mikes: Schoeps mk4 > Actives > NBox Platinum
Recorder: Tascam DR2d
Transfer: Goldwave (Volume Boost, Compression > Dither to 16b) > Media Monkey [Flac Transfer L8]
Location: Center E Section

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Disc 1
Track 101. Somebody’s Knocking 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 102. Key to the Highway 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 103. Pretending * 7:21 (12.4MB)
Track 104. Hoochie Coochie Man 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 105. You Are So Beautiful 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 106. Can’t Find My Way Home 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 107. I Shot the Sheriff 8:25 (14.1MB)
Track 108. Drifting and Drifting 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 109. Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out 3:30 (4.9MB)
51 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tears in Heaven 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 202. Layla 6:33 (11.0MB)
Track 203. Before You Accuse Me + 8:07 (13.6MB)
Track 204. Wonderful Tonight 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 205. Crossroads 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 206. Little Queen of Spades 11:03 (18.6MB)
Track 207. Rain ^ 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 208. It’s High Time We Left (with Mayer, Vaughan, Bramhall, and Trucks) 6:31 (11.0MB)
53 mins

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Nathan East - bass, vocals
Paul Carrack - Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards
Chris Stainton - Kurzwiel piano, Nord synthesizer
Steve Gadd - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

John Mayer - guitar *
Jimmie Vaughan - guitar +
Doyle Bramhall - guitar ^
Derek Trucks - slide guitar ^

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