PAUL ROGERS - BBC 2000

November 22, 2014 – 1:13 pm

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PAUL ROGERS
BBC 2000 [no label, 1CD]

Jazz On 3, broadcast May 6, 2000. Excellent audio.

British bass titan Paul Rogers is perhaps best known for his work with the improv jazz quartet, Mujician, which includes Paul Dumnall, Keith Tippett and Tony Levin (not the one in King Crimson). As the BBC noted, his ability to swing hard, sing sweetly and get down, dirty and abstract has made him bassist of choice for top improvisers like Evan Parker, John Stevens and Keith Tippett. A player of finesse and feeling, he has appeared on dozens of albums, performing with Daunik Lazro, Michel Doneda, Evan Parker, Ramon Lopez and Ivo Perelman to name but a few. He released his first solo album, Heron Moon, in 1995. A second CD of solo performances, Listen, appeared in 2002.

Interview with Philip Gibbs, mindyourownmusic.co.uk (2002):

My job isn’t just to interpret someone else’s music. I need to play as well as any classical musician, plus improvise and compose music, constantly make a good sound and continually be creative. I have too much inside me to just interpret. Playing composed music stops you from playing the real music. People have this idea that improvised music is about making funny sounds, breaking glass or whatever, which is pathetic. It’s like saying ‘Classical music - that’s Beethoven isn’t it?’ or ‘Jazz - that’s Stan Getz or Kenny Ball isn’t it?’ Of course it isn’t just one thing, there are millions of sounds and ideas. Unfortunately, there’s no money in this business, so the criminals who run the live music scene have completely written us improvisers out of music history…

The whole point for me is that ‘free’ improvisation means playing whatever you want. If it’s in your head or it’s a real part of you and you don’t make a big deal about introducing particular ’strange’ elements then it works and there’s a natural progression of ideas. Some people are really scared of being melodic or playing in time - maybe it’s because they can’t, but that means nothing to me. If you want to play a chord sequence you should do it. I mean, how free can it be if you are deliberately avoiding things? Some free players will start out by saying, for example, we’ll start with a duo or finish with this or that type of ending… blah, blah, blah… that’s bollocks. That’s not art, that’s just control, and if someone wants to do that properly they should write a piece of music.

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Track 01. Bass Loops 1 11:11 (18.8MB)
Track 02. Bass Loops 2 9:59 (16.8MB)
Track 03. Bass Loops 3 10:52 (18.3MB)
Track 04. Bass Loops 4 * 3:09 (5.3MB)
36 mins

Paul Rogers - five-string double bass, percussion (*)

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NEIL YOUNG - NEW ORLEANS 2009

November 22, 2014 – 3:51 am

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NEIL YOUNG
New Orleans 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, LA; May 3, 2009. Fairly good soundboard. Marred by static issue?

This one’s really for the hardcore fans. We have come across an audience recording of this show (which we do not have) and then there is this soundboard. Unfortunately, the soundboard does not include the encore, A Day In The Life, and there is a buzz/static in parts. Or is that supposed to be the much-vaunted feedback on Needle And The Damage Done?

Approach with caution.

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Keith Spera of nola.com wrote:

A full-bore Neil Young had its full impact. He and his band stomped through “Hey Hey My My” and affixed an epic ending to “Cinnamon Girl.” They briefly lost their way in “Change Your Mind,” but recovered. He accompanied himself on organ and harmonica for the green themed “Mother Earth.” A solo acoustic “Needle and the Damage Done” included the lines, “Every junkie’s like a setting sun.” “I’m not depressing you, am I?” he asked. “We don’t want that. I’m just not used to seeing anything. It’s always dark when I play.”

A country-tinged “Heart of Gold,” with Young on harmonica and acoustic guitar, preceded “Old Man” and its banjo. He switched to saloon piano for “Speakin’ Out.” “Down By the River” ran for a full 18 minutes; the brawny chorus punctuated long improvisatory sections of muscular guitar heroics. As Young refused to let go, banging and pressing his Les Paul’s strings, his drummer appeared to be hanging on for dear life. It finally melted away…

With everyone on the same page, he bore down on his guitar’s whammy bar for an epic “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.”

It took 40 years to get Neil Young to Jazz Fest. He was worth the wait.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Love And Only Love 8:56 (15.0MB)
Track 102. Hey Hey, My My 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 103. Are You Ready For The Country? 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 104. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 105. Pocahontas 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 106. Change Your Mind 14:37 (24.6MB)
Track 107. Cinnamon Girl 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 108. Mother Earth 3:55 (6.6MB)
Track 109. The Needle And The Damage Done 2:08 (3.6MB)
53 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Light A Candle 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 202. banter 0:25 (691k)
Track 203. Heart Of Gold 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 204. Old Man 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 205. Speakin’ Out 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 206. Down By The River 17:12 (28.9MB)
Track 207. Get Behind The Wheel 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 208. Rockin’ In The Free World 7:58 (13.4MB)
44 mins

Encore
909. A Day In The Life - not included

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OTIS TAYLOR BAND - POLAND 2013

November 21, 2014 – 3:08 pm

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OTIS TAYLOR BAND
Poland 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the 33 Rawa Blues Festival, Spodek, Katowice, Poland; October 5, 2013. Excellent stereo audio. Ripped from HDTV broadcast.

In the 2004 Living Blues Reader’s Poll, Otis Taylor (along with Etta James) was awarded the “Best Blues Entertainer” title. The New Yorker dubbed his sound “Velvet Underground Railroad,” and went on to proclaim that “he may drone but he never stays still, and when he moves he’s always heading toward places you haven’t seen.” And in 2012, Taylor won the Living Blues Critics’ Poll Award.

In 2010, Taylor started his own annual Trance Blues Festival in Boulder, Colorado, which brings a broad cast of professional and amateur musicians together for three days of performances, jams and workshops. “I write songs about people remembering, bearing witness,” Taylor says. “I’ve learned that if you write about things that are important, people will listen… A few years ago I had a cyst removed that was attached to my liver and spine. It was a life-threatening situation - really painful. I didn’t know if I was going to survive the surgery. I came to grips with the idea that the albums I’m making are going to be my legacy. And I want the people who love me - my family, my friends - to be proud.”

Violinist Anne Harris live onstage is a sight to be seen (the music alone does not do her performance enough justice!). And guitarist Shawn Starski gets to shine on Hey Joe.

Thanks to Pawel for sharing the HD broadcast at Dime.

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Track 01. Intro 0:46 (1.3MB)
Track 02. Ten Million Slaves 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 03. Violin solo 1:28 (2.5MB)
Track 04. Blue Rain In Africa 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 05. Ain’t That Beautiful/Think I Won’t 7:10 (12.1MB)
Track 06. Hey Joe 9:31 (16.0MB)
Track 07. Instrumental Jam 1:06 (1.8MB)
Track 08. Violin solo 6:45 (11.4MB)
Track 09. Rain So Hard 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 10. Violin solo 1:21 (2.3MB)
Track 11. Mandan Woman (including bass solo) 9:31 (16.0MB)
Track 12. Hands On Your Stomach 4:56 (8.3MB)
59 mins

Lineup:
Otis Taylor - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Anne Harris - violin
Todd Edmunds - bass
Shawn Starski (Stachurski) - guitar
Larry Thompson - drums

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OUT OF PRINT: STAN HASSELGARD AND BENNY GOODMAN - PHILLY 1948

November 21, 2014 – 5:13 am

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STAN HASSELGARD AND BENNY GOODMAN
At Click 1948 With Wardell Gray, Teddy Wilson [Dragon DRCD-183, 1CD]

Live at Frank Palumbo’s Click Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; June 5, 1948. CBS Radio Network broadcast. Despite the crackles, the sound is very good considering its age.

Scott Yanow at allmusic.com:

Were it not for his tragic death in a car accident late in 1948, Stan Hasselgard might be remembered as one of jazz’s top clarinetists. He had impressed Benny Goodman to the point that Goodman used him as part of his septet for a few weeks in 1948. Although no commercial recordings resulted due to a recording strike, the group (which also featured tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray and pianist Teddy Wilson) was broadcast regularly from the Click in Philadelphia. Virtually all of the existing joint Goodman-Hasselgard airchecks are included on this Dragon CD, which adds a few more performances to the original program of the LP of the same name. The boppish music is often fascinating and Benny Goodman (”The King of Swing”) fits quite well into the advanced arrangements. The recording quality is generally decent and, due to the historic nature of these timeless (and rather unique) performances, very acceptable.

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Click Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA; May 24, 1948
Track 01. Cookin One Up 4:12 (7.1MB)

May 27, 1948
Track 02. Swedish Pastry 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 03. All The Things You Are 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 04. Mary’s Idea 4:20 (7.3MB)

May 28, 1948
Track 05. Swedish Pastry 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 06. After You’ve Gone 2:48 (4.7MB)

May 29, 1948
Track 07. Bye Bye Pretty Baby 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 08. Mary’s Idea 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 09. Mel’s Idea 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 10. Bye Bye Pretty Baby 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 11. Mel’s Idea 5:35 (9.4MB)

June 1, 1948
Track 12. Indiana 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 13. Bye Bye Blues 4:10 (7.0MB)

June 3, 1948
Track 14. Limehouse Blues 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 15. Donna Lee 2:25 (4.1MB)
Track 16. Bye Bye Blues 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 17. Mel’s Idea 4:17 (7.2MB)

June 5, 1948
Track 18. Donna Lee 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 19. Swedish Pastry 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 20. Lullaby in Rhythm 4:04 (6.8MB)
78 mins

Lineup:
Benny Goodman (cl)
Stan Hasselgard (cl)
Wardell Gray (ts)
Teddy WIlson (p)
Billy Bauer (g)
Arnold Fishkind (sb)
Mel Zelnick (dm)
Patti Page (vo)

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SPIRIT - WEST BERLIN 1981

November 20, 2014 – 5:26 am

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SPIRIT
West Berlin 1981 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Waldbuhne, West Berlin, Germany; May 17, 1981. Very good FM broadcast.

Though they did have one single, I Got A Line On You, Spirit were known primarily for their albums: an ambitious, eclectic blend of hard rock, blues, country folk and prefusion jazz. - Rolling Stone

Together with his stepfather, Ed Cassidy, songwriter/front-man Jay Ferguson, bassist Mark Andes (with whom California and Cassidy initially had formed a band called the Red Roosters) and keyboardist John Locke, Randy California founded the band Spirit in 1967. The stage name “Randy California” was given to him by Jimi Hendrix to distinguish him from another Randy in the band (who Hendrix dubbed “Randy Texas”). California drowned in the Pacific Ocean in 1997 at the age of 45 while rescuing his 12-year-old son Quinn. - wikipedia

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Track 01. 1984 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 02. Five In The Morning 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 03. Animal Zoo 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 04. Nature’s Way 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 05. Turn To The Right 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 06. Hey Joe 8:05 (13.6MB)
Track 07. Fish Fry Road 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 08. All The Same (including Drum Solo) 6:22 (10.7MB)
Track 09. I Got A Line On You 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 10. All Along The Watchtower 6:40 (11.2MB)
46 mins

Lineup:
Randy California - guitars, vocals
Ed Cassidy - drums
Steve “Liberty” Loria - bass, vocals
George Valuck - keyboards

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BOSTON - OSAKA 2014

November 19, 2014 – 1:52 pm

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BOSTON
Boston Trilogy/Destination Osaka [T&J-TWOSP-80/81, 2CD]

Live at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan; October 6, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Posted by guitarist Tom Scholz at bandboston.com:

Just got home from our amazing 68-show 2014 BOSTON summer tour. The trip opened with a sold out performance at the beautiful Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and ended four months later with two sold out shows at Tokyo’s iconic Budokan in Japan.

This was simply the most amazing BOSTON tour I have ever experienced - the best live performances by the band in our history, the best sound, amazing lights from our LD Gregg Maltby, exciting venues, wide screen panoramic videos and, of course, most important of all, the best and most enthusiastic fans ever!

Our tour this year also raised over $70,000 for the Sea Shepherds to help them in their heroic efforts to end the horrifying slaughter of whales and other defenseless sea dwellers, and over $70,000 for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children which provides medical care for underpriveledged children…

Finally, here are a few of my own favorite memories from the tour:

Seeing thousands of people sing along with the band at every show. After the long hours of practice and rehearsal in solitude, the thrill of BOSTON’s music bringing a crowd to life is hard to describe. Watching Siobhan Magnus electrify the crowd with her vocal performance of “Walk On” every night. Tommy DeCarlo bashing the giant gong at the start of “Rock n’ Roll Band,” then leading the charge from center stage… Listening to Gary Pihl’s guitar lead take off in the middle of “Walk On,” while Jeff, Tracy, Kimberley and I laid down the pounding “Bolero” rhythm. Speaking Japanese (badly) in Tokyo for the first time and having thousands of people understand it!

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Disc 1
Track 100. Pre-Show Announcement 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 101. Intro 1:06 (1.8MB)
Track 102. Rock & Roll Band 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 103. Smokin’ 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 104. Feelin’ Satisfied 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 105. The Last Day Of School 1:49 (3.1MB)
Track 106. Life, Love & Hope 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 107. Peace Of Mind 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 108. It’s Been Such A Long Time 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 109. Cool The Engines 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 110. Surrender To Me 5:23 (9.1MB)
Track 111. Don’t Look Back 6:59 (11.7MB)
Track 112. Something About You 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 113. Amanda 4:15 (7.2MB)
57 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Launch 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 202. More Than A Feeling 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 203. Guitar Solo/Unknown Instrumental 7:13 (12.1MB)
Track 204. A New World 0:39 (1.1MB)
Track 205. To Be A Man 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 206. Walk On 13:50 (23.3MB)
Track 207. Foreplay 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 208. Long Time 8:22 (14.1MB)
Track 209. Band Introduction 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 210. I Think I Like It 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 211. Party 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 212. After-Show Announcement 1:36 (2.7MB)
59 mins

Lineup:
Tom Scholz - lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Gary Pihl - lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Kimberley Dahme - rhythm guitar, vocals
Jeff Neal - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tommy DeCarlo - lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
Tracy Ferrie - bass guitar, backing vocals
Siobhan Magnus (special guest) - vocals

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THE WAR ON DRUGS - PARIS 2014

November 18, 2014 – 5:25 am

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THE WAR ON DRUGS
Paris 2014 [no label, 1CD]

Fr Maison de la Radio studio 105, Paris, France; broadcast on November 1, 2014. Excellent FM broadcast.

Since September 2014, Philly indie rock band, The War On Drugs, have been involved in a war of words with Sun-Kil-Moon’s Mark Kozelek, with the fracas appearing more vocal than any of the respective group’s music.

The NME reported:

The two acts have engaged in an ongoing dispute following the release of Kozelek’s diss track, ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock’, earlier this month. On October 29, Kozelek recorded a track about the band’s singer, entitled ‘Adam Granofsky Blues’. The song takes the form of a spoken word recording, with Kozelek reciting War On Drugs’ frontman Adam Granduciel’s recent online post about the entire debacle. The track is peppered with Kozelek’s laughter after each line (click here).

The beef began when Kozelek complained that sound from The War On Drugs’ set bled into Sun Kil Moon’s stage at Canada’s Ottawa Folk Fest on September 14. After cross words shared online, Kozelek challenged The War On Drugs to let him join them at San Francisco’s The Fillmore on October 6, where he proposed they’d play “a hilarious song I’ve written called ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself’”. The guest appearance failed to happen and the song was released online instead (click here).

As for The War On Drugs, The Guardian wrote: “The War On Drugs are something of a contradiction in terms: an indie group playing heartland rock… The War On Drugs have incrementally grown in stature with music that plots a course between ambient, pulsing German motorik and the beers-aloft rock of Bruce Springsteen. It’s proved to be a strangely irresistible formula… developing their subdued and folky tunes into something stealthily anthemic and steadily pushing the band into the major league…”

Here are The War On Drugs for those who want more. Highly listenable though Adam Granduciel’s vocals recall Jackson Browne…

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Track 01. Eyes To The Wind 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 02. Burning 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 03. An Ocean In Between The Waves 8:31 (14.3MB)
Track 04. Under The Pressure 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 05. In Reverse 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 06. Band intro 1:14 (2.1MB)
Track 07. Red Eyes 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 08. Suffering 6:25 (10.8MB)
Track 09. Coming Through 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 10. I Hear You Calling (Bill Fay cover) 4:47 (8.0MB)
55 mins

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GONG - BREMEN 1974

November 17, 2014 – 4:52 am

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GONG
Bremen 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Aula der Oberpostdirektion, Bremen, Germany; November 4, 1974. Very good FM broadcast.

Gong started out as a European post-hippie band with its own mythology of Pothead Pixies and UFOs and an unpredictable punning mixture of rock and folk and jazz and synthesizers. Eventually, after numerous personnel changes and offshoots (some called Gong), the band moved into more conventional jazz rock. - Rolling Stone

From the wikipedia:

Gong is a Franco-British rock band formed by Australian musician Daevid Allen. The group was formed in 1967, after Allen - then a member of Soft Machine - was denied re-entry to the United Kingdom because of a visa complication. Allen remained in France where he and a London-born Sorbonne professor, Gilli Smyth, established the first incarnation of the band.

Between 1973 and 1974, Gong, now augmented by guitarist Steve Hillage, released their best-known work, the “Radio Gnome Trilogy”, three records that expounded upon the (previously only hinted at) Gong mythology, Flying Teapot (1973), Angel’s Egg (1973), and You (1974). Gong’s mythology is not universally serious. Great amounts of the story pertain in some way to the production and consumption of tea (perhaps suggesting mushroom tea, although the word tea has also long been a word to describe cannabis, especially in the 1940s and 1950s).

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Nordwestradio in concert: Pop & Jazz, November 11, 2014.

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Track 01. Magick Mother Invocation 2:19 (3.9MB)
Track 02. Master Builder 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 03. Perfect Mystery 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 04. Tropical Fish - Selene 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 05. I Never Glid Before 8:32 (14.3MB)
Track 06. Solar Musick Suite 9:59 (16.8MB)
Track 07. Flute Salad 9:28 (15.9MB)
Track 08. Oily Way 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 09. Inner Temple 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 10. Outer Temple - fades out 1:29 (2.5MB)
53 mins

Probable lineup:
Daevid Allen - vox, gtr
Didier Malherbe - sax
Tim Blake - keys
Steve Hillage - gtr
Mike Howlett - bass
Laurie Allan - drums
Miquette Giraudy - keys, synth, vox

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VARIOUS - NEW BASEMENT TAPES - LOS ANGELES 2014

November 16, 2014 – 12:51 pm

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VARIOUS
The New Basement Tapes [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Montalban Theater, Los Angeles, CA; November 13, 2014. Good audience recording; a bit distant, slight echo.

In the light of Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Complete, which was released on November 4, here is a sort-of companion album.

Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times wrote:

How do you bring together five musicians, each with significant catalogs of their own, and put them on the same stage without a hint of raging ego or argument over who gets the spotlight?

Easy. Just throw them some vintage, unreleased Bob Dylan songs to belatedly bring to the world.

That’s what happened Thursday [Nov 13] at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood for the first and perhaps only concert appearance by the New Basement Tapes band, which includes Elvis Costello, Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens and Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith. The ad-hoc ensemble assembled by producer T Bone Burnett just released “Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes,” an album consisting of newly completed songs set to lyrics Dylan wrote circa 1967 and stashed away until recently.

In an interview, Burnett explained: “What transpired during those two weeks was amazing for all of us. There was a deep well of generosity and support in the studio at all times, which reflected the tremendous trust and generosity shown by Bob in sharing these lyrics with us in the first place.” And, as writer Randy Lewis noted, the camaraderie and mood of generosity was apparent throughout Thursday’s nearly two-hour show, which Jim James said, “We didn’t know about until a day and a half ago.”

Thanks to Bacharach for sharing the show at Dime.

Bacharach noted:

Card Shark is performed unamplified. The alternate versions of Down On The Bottom and Florida Key do not appear on the Lost On The River album.

Lineage:
Zoom H1 (internal mics) > WAV > Sound Studio (track splits, opening and closing fades) > xACT (FLAC conversion)
Recorded by Bacharach (back of theater, left side)

Cover picture by Douglas Gorenstein, posted at rollingstone.com - Thanks!
Back cover picture by Lawrence K Ho, posted at latimes.com - Thanks!

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction by T Bone Burnett 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 102. Down On The Bottom (Jim James) 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 103. Spanish Mary (Rhiannon Giddens) 6:24 (10.8MB)
Track 104. Liberty Street (Taylor Goldsmith) 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 105. Married To My Hack (Elvis Costello) 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 106. The Whistle Is Blowing (Marcus Mumford) 6:23 (10.7MB)
Track 107. Diamond Ring (Taylor Goldsmith) 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 108. Nothing To It (Jim James) 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 109. Lost On The River #12 (Elvis Costello) 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 110. Florida Key (Taylor Goldsmith) 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 111. Stranger (Marcus Mumford) 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 112. Hidee Hidee Ho #16 (Rhiannon Giddens) 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 113. Hidee Hidee Ho #11 (Jim James) 7:57 (13.3MB)
Track 114. Down On The Bottom (alternate) (Elvis Costello) 4:16 (7.2MB)
67 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Kansas City (Marcus Mumford) 6:49 (11.4MB)
Track 202. Duncan And Jimmy (Rhiannon Giddens) 5:39 (9.5MB)
Track 203. encore break 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 204. When I Get My Hands On You (Marcus Mumford) 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 205. Lost On The River #20 (Rhiannon Giddens) 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 206. Card Shark (Taylor Goldsmith) 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 207. Florida Key (alternate) (Jim James) 6:56 (11.7MB)
Track 208. Golden Tom - Silver Judas (Elvis Costello) 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 209. Closing Remarks 1:26 (2.4MB)
41 mins

The band:
Elvis Costello - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Rhiannon Giddens - vocals, fiddle, banjo, bass
Taylor Goldsmith - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Jim James - vocals, guitar, bass
Marcus Mumford - vocals, drums, guitar
Jay Bellerose - drums, percussion
Griffin Goldsmith - drums, percussion

with special guests:
Alana Haim - vocals on The Whistle Is Blowing & Kansas City
Danielle Haim - vocals on The Whistle Is Blowing & Kansas City, percussion on Duncan And Jimmy
Este Haim - vocals on The Whistle Is Blowing & Kansas City
Bo Koster - keyboards on Hidee Hidee Ho #11, Kansas City, Duncan And Jimmy, Florida Key (alternate) & Golden Tom - Silver Judas
Johnny Depp - guitar on Kansas City, Duncan And Jimmy & Florida Key (alternate)

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DUANE EDDY - BERKELEY 1983

November 16, 2014 – 5:08 am

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DUANE EDDY BAND
with Ry Cooder and Hal Blaine
Berkeley 1983 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Keystone, Berkeley, CA; June 24, 1983. Very good soundboard.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Duane Eddy had a string of hit records produced by Lee Hazlewood which were noted for their characteristically “twangy” sound, including “Rebel Rouser”, “Peter Gunn”, and “Because They’re Young”.

And Rolling Stone has voted Eddy No. 64 among the top 100 guitarists:

If there was any doubt left in the late 1950s that the guitar - not the saxophone - was rock & roll’s essential lead instrument, Duane Eddy settled the argument: See his 1958 single “Rebel Rouser,” curled with country twang and rippling with tremolo. “Chet Atkins used vibrato in a selective way - Duane Eddy used it to thrash the music,” says the Kinks’ Dave Davies. The impact of Eddy’s hits, like “Forty Miles of Bad Road” and “Peter Gunn,” would soon be heard in surf music and guitarists such as Jeff Beck and George Harrison.

Thanks to original uploader grner1 and to lolita for sharing this show at Dime.

Lineage:
Soundboard cassette master: Maxell mx90 metal tape with Dolby B > Sony TCd5m.
Transfer info: Nakamichi Dragon > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > CD
Flac files created [level 8] and sector boundaries verified with xAct.

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Track 01. intro by radio DJ Doctor Rock 0:36 (1.0MB)
Track 02. Peter Gunn 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 03. Detour 4:22 (7.4MB)
Track 04. Duane Eddy introduces the band members 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 05. Hard Times 7:11 (12.1MB)
Track 06. Movin’ N’ Groovin’ 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 07. Cannonball 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 08. The Lonely One 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 09. Shazam! 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 10. Three-30-Blues 9:04 (15.2MB)
Track 11. Yep! 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 12. Because They’re Young 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 13. Forty Miles of Bad Road 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 14. Ramrod 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 15. thank yous 1:36 (2.7MB)
Track 16. You Can’t Sit Down 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 17. Duane thanks audience again 0:46 (1.3MB)
Track 18. Rebel Rouser 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 19. final thank yous and crowd noise 0:18 (515k)
66 mins

Lineup:
Duane Eddy - lead guitar
Ry Cooder - rhythm guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Steve Douglas - sax
Don Randi - keyboards
John Garnache - electric bass

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