SONNY LANDRETH - BREMEN 2001

November 29, 2014 – 3:23 am

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SONNY LANDRETH
Bremen 2001 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Bremen, Germany, April 2, 2001. Very good Pre-FM.

Today, Sonny Landreth is considered a musician’s musician. But back in 1992, when he released Outward Bound, his third solo album, he was quite unknown (although he had appeared on John Hiatt’s Slow Turning [1988]). In the early ’90s, the Neville Brothers were big and Landreth was promoted as a cajun and/or zydeco musician.

Though it wasn’t so apparent then, it was the blues that formed the soul of his music. Speaking to BigO from - where else? - Louisiana in 1992, Landreth said: “The blues is significant for me. That’s the heart. But I have assimilated many different styles while growing up. And the music I make, like the zydeco, that has a lot to do with the instruments I use, like the accordian, the fiddle and the rub-board…

“I think Ry Cooder has a lot to do with [the slide guitar’s] popularity… the slide is already sort of embedded in the American musical landscape so I can’t think of what I’m doing as a sort of a comeback of the slide guitar.” But there’s no way to talk about the slide guitar without talking about Landreth’s hero - Duanne Allman - and his own mojo. For quite a log while, Landreth used to carry with him a piece of cloth from the shirt that Allman wore [when he did the photo shoot for the Layla album].

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Thanks to Tomyoungster for sharing this show at Dime.

Willi in Bremen, www.guitarsite.com, April 10, 2001:

Last week I saw Sonny Landreth perform here in Germany. He played a Les Paul with a built-in multiple auto-tuning device. This was definitely no hipshot multiple tuning bridge. The device has an extra pickup that measures the frequency (pitch) of each individual string. Sonny could select a specific tuning from an interface on top of his guitar and then little electric servo-motors inside the guitar tuned the strings to pitch.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Zydeco Shuffle (instrumental) 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 102. Next Of Kindred Spirit (instrumental) 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 103. South Of I-10 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 104. Broken Hearted Road 7:02 (11.8MB)
Track 105. The Parish Line 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 106. Love And Glory 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 107. This River 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 108. talk 0:21 (587k)
Track 109. Levee Town 5:47 (9.7MB)
43 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Port Of Calling 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 202. Wind In Denver 6:19 (10.6MB)
Track 203. Hell At Home 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 204. Key To The Highway 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 205. Outward Bound 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 206. Blues Attack 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 207. Congo Square 8:18 (13.9MB)
44 mins

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KEITH JARRETT - BREMEN 1975

November 28, 2014 – 3:29 pm

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KEITH JARRETT
Bremen 1975 [Lewojazz-TomP Remaster, 1CD]

Live at Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany; February 2, 1975. Very good to excellent radio broadcast.

Thanks to Lewojazz for the recording; and to TomP (tom_phillips) for the remaster and for sharing the tracks at Dime.

TomP noted: “Many thanks to Lewojazz for his fine recording, it just required a few edits to make it shine so I hope folks like this superb concert.”

billywiz commented at Dime: “Just want to point out to anyone who doesn’t have this, it’s an A+ recording of a brilliant performance just nine days after his epic Koln concert (and is completely different, absolutely not a repeat performance). An absolute must-have!”

Thanks also to fastone for the artwork.

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NWR 320/48k mp2 recorded by Lewojazz (thanks) > Foobar 2000 (wav) > Audition 3 (44.1k + phase invert) > Nero 8 (edit) > Tag & Rename (flac tags) > TLH (flac 6 + SBE/decode check)
Recorded: February 2, 1975
Broadcast: November 23, 2014

Edit details (Nero 8 unless indicated):
Removed announcer
Fixed applause at the end
Increased volume +6dB
Corrected patches of phase inversion (Audition 3)
Tracking
Flac tagging (Tag & Rename)

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Track 01. Bremen 1 - Part A 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 02. Bremen 1 - Part B 9:54 (16.6MB)
Track 03. Bremen 1 - Part C 12:42 (21.3MB)
Track 04. Bremen 2 - Part A 10:49 (18.2MB)
Track 05. Bremen 2 - Part B 9:00 (15.1MB)
Track 06. Bremen 2 - Part C 9:48 (16.5MB)
Track 07. Bremen 2 - Part D 5:06 (8.6MB)
Track 08. Treasure Island 11:17 (18.9MB)
75 mins

The tracks, Bremen 1 and Bremen 2, have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

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ELVIS COSTELLO (HORACE BARLOW BAND) - LIVERPOOL 1980

November 28, 2014 – 4:18 am

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ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
[Horace Barlow Band]
Liverpool 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. February 6, 1980. Very good soundboard.

Excerpt from George Gimarc’s Post Punk Diary:

February 6, 1980 - Elvis Costello and the Attractions are masquerading under a different name to play a surprise concert in Liverpool. They’re working out new material and didn’t want the pressure of an audience of reviewers. They were slotted in as the third act at the bottom of a bill featuring Rockpile (with Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe) and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Nobody really expected much from the “Horace Barlow Band” until they took the stage and the crowd caught on. Elvis played it straight onstage, even down to introducing the band under the fake name. At one point in the show he managed a not-too-subtle dig when introducing a new song called “The Impostor” and dedicating it to his “…great friends, The Jags.” Elvis would repeat the surprise performance the next night in Bradford.

- includes the first known performance of “King Horse”
- includes a rare performance of “Human Touch” (one of 10 known)
- somewhat rare performance of “5ive Gears In Reverse” (one of 15 known)… correction: as of 2012, there are now 24 known performances of 5ive Gears In Reverse.

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Thanks to original uploader davidortiz; and to john234 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

john234 noted: “I did some minor retracking, added brief fades at the encore break, and snipped 20 seconds of silence from the end of the last track.”

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Track 01. I Stand Accused 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 02. Possession 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 03. King Horse 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 04. Girls Talk 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 05. 5ive Gears in Reverse 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 06. The Imposter 2:19 (3.9MB)
Track 07. He’ll Have To Go 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 08. Human Touch 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 09. High Fidelity 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 10. I Cant Stand Up 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 11. You Belong to Me 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 12. Olivers Army 3:18 (5.5MB)
37 mins

At this show, Elvis Costello was previewing songs from Get Happy!!, which was released about a week later on February 15, 1980. Order the album here.

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BLACK SABBATH - CAL JAM, ONTARIO 1974

November 27, 2014 – 5:23 am

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BLACK SABBATH
Ontario, CA 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the California Jam (Cal Jam), Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA; April 6, 1974. Very good soundboard.

relayer67 of collectorsmusicreviews.com:

The massive Cal Jam took place in Ontario California in the Spring of 1974, the event was done in part with ABC television who would broadcast parts of the festival. The bill of Deep Purple, ELP, Sabbath, as well as Black Oak Arkansas and the Eagles drew a staggering 250,000 music fans to the day-long event. While the Deep Purple set has been released on both audio and video, precious little of the Sabbath set has made its way to fans on video, but thankfully the soundboard audio of the band’s entire performance has been circulating for some time.

Thanks to arcme262 who shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

arcme262 noted:

This has been something I’ve had for a long, long time, and every single time I’ve traded it, the person I’ve sent this to has been blown away at the upgrade from whatever source they had owned before. Since I’ve not seen this show on Dime, and folks claim that this is THE DEFINITIVE COPY, I thought I’d post it. Instead of posting a CD copy of the tape that I had, I borrowed the tape from the person I got my copy from. I’m glad I did, as his tape turned out to be a very old Maxell Metal particle tape, which is the way he rec’d it from a Zep trader at least 20 years ago.

I’ve heard of several different boot LPs that have been made of this show, and this is  supposedly not from any of those. The recording is so clean and sharp that you can really hear every minute thing that happens on stage… comments that Ozzy makes under his breath, guitars being plugged and unplugged, every little thing, very loud and clear.

Some pops audible between songs have been debated as being LP surface noise, but with constant plugging and unplugging going on between songs, I don’t think that’s the case. The main things that convince me that this is an actual source tape are the lack of cuts which would be indicative of a boot LP of this length (at least four sides of wax), and the inclusion of ALL of the between song dialogue INCLUDING almost two solid minutes between the main set and the encore of non-stop soundboard audience noise through the on-stage mics. None of that is common in the boot LP world. Even though the opening intro is missing, this is also the longest, most complete unedited version… from what I’ve been told.

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Track 01. Tomorrow’s Dream 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 02. Sweet Leaf 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 03. Killing Yourself To Live 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 04. War Pigs 7:55 (13.3MB)
Track 05. Snowblind 5:23 (9.0MB)
Track 06. Sabbra Cadabra (begins) 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 07. Tony Solo 8:02 (13.5MB)
Track 08. Bill Solo 1 0:45 (1.3MB)
Track 09. Bill Solo 2 1:53 (3.2MB)
Track 10. Supernaut 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 11. Iron Man 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 12. Guitar and Orchid and Sabbra Cadabra (ends) 8:17 (13.9MB)
Track 13. Paranoid 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 14. Embryo 0:59 (1.7MB)
Track 15. Children Of The Grave 4:16 (7.2MB)
72 mins

Lineup:
Ozzy Osbourne - vocals
Tony Iommi - guitar
Geezer Butler - bass
Bill Ward - drums

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ROCKPILE - LIVERPOOL 1980

November 26, 2014 – 3:18 pm

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ROCKPILE
Liverpool 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Mountford Hall, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK; February 6, 1980. Very good soundboard.

For those who need an introduction… Rockpile were a British rock and roll group of the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their strong rockabilly and power pop influences, and as a foundational influence on new wave. The band consisted of Dave Edmunds (vocals, guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass guitar), Billy Bremner (vocals, guitar) and Terry Williams (drums).

Post at bbchron.blogspot:

This show was particularly notable for the opening act, a band billed as ‘The Horace Barlow Experience”. Actually, it was Elvis Costello  & The Attractions performing incognito in an unbilled, unannounced appearance. This was the first of only two shows (the other being the following night in Bedford [Bradford?]) where this occurred. Earlier in their career, Rockpile opened for Elvis [Costello] for many shows on his 1978 US tour, so Elvis was returning the favor here.

Thanks to craymcla for sharing the show at Dime.

Front cover post at bbchron.blogspot - Thanks!

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Track 01. Sweet Little Lisa 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 02. So It Goes 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 03. I Knew The Bride 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 04. Switchboard Susan 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 05. Three Time Loser 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 06. Trouble Boys 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 07. Girls Talk 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 08. Crawling From The Wreckage 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 09. Singing The Blues 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 10. Cracking Up 2:46 (4.6MB)
Track 11. Promised Land 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 12. I Hear You Knockin’ 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 13. They Called It Rock 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 14. Ju Ju Man 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 15. Down Down Down 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 16. Let’s Talk About Us 4:19 (7.3MB)
56 mins

Lineup:
Dave Edmunds - guitar, vocals
Nick Lowe - bass, vocals
Billy Bremner - guitar, vocals
Terry Williams - drums

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VARIOUS - ULTIMATE CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE! 2014 VOL 3

November 25, 2014 – 4:56 am

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VARIOUS
The Ultimate Concert For World Peace! Vol 3
Featuring Los Straightjackets with Deke Dickerson [no label, 2CD]

Live at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, Burbank, CA; November 15, 2014. Very good audience stereo.

On November 11 (Veterans Day), The Concert For Valor 2014 was held at the Mall in Washington, DC and drew as many as 800,000 people, not to mention the millions who watched it on TV.

A few days later, over at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA, and with only a fraction of the crowd, The Ultimate Concert For World Peace! was held, featuring The Olde Lamplighter, The Outta Sites, The Dave & Deke Combo and Los Staightjackets with Deke Dickerson.

Thanks to hitwitstuff2 for sharing the show at Dime.

hitwitstuff2 noted: “The headliner event of this historic concert! The mighty Los Straightjackets by themselves and with vocals and/or guitar from the master of ceremonies himself, Mr Deke Dickerson.”

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Disc 1
Track 301. Pacifica 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 302. untitled 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 303. banter 0:33 (928k)
Track 304. Casbah 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 305. banter 0:33 (935k)
Track 306. You Send Me 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 307. Sing Sing Sing 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 308. banter 0:31 (881k)
Track 309. I’ll Go Crazy 1:45 (2.9MB)
Track 310. banter 0:19 (532k)
Track 311. Honky Tonk 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 312. Perfidia 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 313. California Sun 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 314. banter 0:42 (1.2MB)
Track 315. Red River Valley 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 316. Move On Down The Line 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 317. banter 1:00 (1.7MB)
Track 318. Fury 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 319. Calhoun Surf 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 320. untitled 2:52 (4.8MB)
43 mins

Disc 2
Track 321. Tequila 2:19 (3.9MB)
Track 322. Bus Stop 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 323. untitled 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 324. Intro Deke 0:38 (1.1MB)
Track 325. Double Shot of My Baby’s Love 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 326. banter 0:43 (1.2MB)
Track 327. untitled 2:18 (3.9MB)
Track 328. banter 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 329. Miserlou 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 330. Sammy Davis Jr 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 331. You Can Count On Me 2:06 (3.5MB)
Track 332. banter 0:47 (1.3MB)
Track 333. Kwanga 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 334. banter 1:37 (2.7MB)
Track 335. Do You Wanna Dance 4:12 (7.0MB)
Track 336. crowd 1:24 (2.3MB)
Track 337. Batman 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 338. crowd 0:22 (625k)
Track 339. Rawhide 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 340. banter 0:35 (990k)
Track 341. Surfer Bird 2:30 (4.2MB)
42 mins

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THE CARS - TORONTO 1978

November 24, 2014 – 12:33 pm

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THE  CARS
Toronto 1978 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada; September 14, 1978. King Biscuit Flower Hour, aired on October 13, 1978. Excellent Pre-FM radio broadcast.

Ric Ocasek’s artful pop sounds drove The Cars, new wave’s fastest, most consistent success. Although the group initially got the critics’ nod for Ocasek’s cooly detached stance and the smoothly burnished keyboard-and-guitar-laced hooks, in retrospect, The Cars were essentially the new wave model of a Top 40 hit machine. That their oft-centre pop sensibility found expression in a series of original and frequently-aired music videos, especially You Might Think, made them, for a time, one of America’s top bands. - Rolling Stone

Thanks to maxtheblues for sharing the show on the net.

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Track 01. Good Times Roll 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 02. Bye Bye Love 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 03. Night Spots 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 04. My Best Friend’s Girl 3:50 (6.4MB)
Track 05. Moving In Stereo 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 06. Since I Held You 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 07. Take What You Want 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 08. They Won’t See You 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 09. Don’t Cha Stop 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 10. Just What I Needed 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 11. Candy-O 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 12. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight 4:35 (7.7MB)

Lineup:
Ric Ocasek - vocals, guitar
Ben Orr - bass, vocals
David Robinson - drums
Elliot Easton - guitar
Greg Hawkes - keyboards

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VARIOUS - ULTIMATE CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE! 2014 VOL 2

November 24, 2014 – 4:59 am

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VARIOUS
The Ultimate Concert For World Peace! Vol 2
The Dave & Deke Combo [no label, 1CD]

Live at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, Burbank, CA; November 15, 2014. Very good audience stereo.

On November 11 (Veterans Day), The Concert For Valor 2014 was held at the Mall in Washington, DC and drew as many as 800,000 people, not to mention the millions who watched it on TV.

A few days later, over at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA, and with only a fraction of the crowd, The Ultimate Concert For World Peace! was held, featuring The Olde Lamplighter, The Outta Sites, The Dave & Deke Combo and Los Staightjackets with Deke Dickerson.

After playing in several local rockabilly bands, Deke formed The Untamed Youth at age 17 in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri. In 1991 he moved to Los Angeles and joined Dave Stuckey to form the Dave & Deke Combo. Dickerson writes a regular column in Guitar Player magazine and feature articles in Vintage Guitar magazine and The Fretboard Journal. He also organizes an annual “Guitar Geek Festival” held in Anaheim, California, every January, during the NAMM Show.

Dave Stuckey has been kicking around in The Dave & Deke Combo. The Lucky Stars & Bonebrake Syncopators, among others, for a few years now… his latest outfit specializes in the ’20s and ’30s… swung hard and put up wet!

Thanks to hitwitstuff2 for sharing the show at Dime.

hitwitstuff2 noted:

All in the cause of World Peace, Dave & Deke [that’s Dave Stuckey and Deke Dickerson] buried the hatchet and reunited for this very special show. Nobody but them knows why they buried the hatchet. It was a good hatchet and could have come in handy this winter, but when Dave and Deke get together… well, boys will be boys… Loads of fun was has by all. Did a lot of guessing on this set list.

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Vol 3 will be shared tomorrow.

Track 201. Intro  0:41 (1.2MB)
Track 202. Tally Ho 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 203. banter 0:37 (1.0MB)
Track 204. I’m Too Lazy 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 205. Hillbilly Boogie 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 206. Chrome Dome 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 207. Wild Woman 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 208. Meet Me At The Stable 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 209. Henpecked Peckerwood 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 210. banter 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 211. Snatchin’ And Grabbin’ 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 212. banter 0:49 (1.4MB)
Track 213. Hillbilly Twist 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 214. banter 0:39 (1.1MB)
Track 215. Any Day’s A Good Day 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 216. Sparkletones cover 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 217. banter 1:33 (2.6MB)
Track 218. Salty Boogie 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 219. banter 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 220. Chew Tobacco Rag 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 221. band intro 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 222. In The Meadow 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 223. banter 0:54 (1.5MB)
Track 224. Effin And Hamboning 1:13 (2.1MB)
Track 225. Kissing Cousins 2:32 (4.2MB)
Track 226. Baby’s Hot Rod 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 227. closing theme 0:27 (750k)
56 mins

Lineup:
Dave Stuckey - vocals, acoustic guitar
Deke Dickerson - vocals, lead guitar
Lloyd Martin - upright bass #1
Shorty Poole - steel guitar, upright bass #2
Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague - drums, vocals
[Yeah, double upright bass on songs with no steel guitar!]

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - LOS ANGELES 1980 (Mike Millard Master Vol 6)

November 23, 2014 – 7:09 am

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Los Angeles 1980
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol 6 [Mike Millard first gen via JEMS, 3CD]

Live at the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA; November 1, 1980. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Mike Millard for the recording; JEMS for the efforts; and to mjk5510 for sharing this at Dime.

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Original notes:

JEMS is pleased to release the sixth in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77.

The 14 first-generation tapes (10 cassettes and four reels) were sent by Millard to SG, the beloved S in JEMS, in the mid-’80s after the pair had met in person in Orange County on two occasions. To the best of our knowledge, none of the eight shows (spanning the 14 tapes) has ever been attributed as a Millard recording. In fact, there are no extant references we are aware of to Millard ever recording Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen, the two artists captured on the tapes.

Several of the tapes are uncirculated; others are out there, but until now, not credited as Millard’s work. Even those that turn out to be previously circulated are being released in this series from verified first-generation tapes made by Millard himself and marked/ notated in his signature manner. As such, we expect all of them to be upgrades at a minimum and new sources in many cases.

At this point you might be asking yourself, “So if JEMS received these Millard tapes in the mid-’80s, why haven’t they circulated previously?” Fair question. And, in condensed form, here is the answer, which also provides the “Lost” portion of our series title:

Twenty-six years ago, Millard sent SG a box of tapes. I remember having it my hands in 1986 at SG’s house, right after it arrived in the mail. But that was the last time I ever saw the box. It disappeared. Nearly all of SG’s tapes have since been consolidated into the JEMS North archive, but we never found the box of Millard tapes. Over the years, my memory faded of what was in the box. I thought there were Springsteen shows, but that fuzzy notion was all I could recall.

Now to the “Found”: Several months ago, WG, a long-time collector friend of SG, contacted him and said, “I found a box of tapes of yours when I was moving furniture.” Sure enough it was the Millard tapes and more. Turns out WG borrowed the tapes and some other SG masters after a Dylan show in 1986 and the box wound up misplaced and forgotten about by both parties, only to be rediscovered 28 years later.

Once the box was returned, SG sent it to me at JEMS South where we proceeded to make fresh transfers of its contents.

If there’s any mildly disappointing element to this otherwise charming story, it is that none of the lost Millard tapes are of previously uncirculated shows; there are other recordings by other tapers of all of them. But the good news is the quality of most of them is indeed up to Millard’s legendary standards.

The cache of lost Millard tapes included six Dylan and three Springsteen shows. Of the three Bruce recordings, one already circulates and another is of an ‘81 show well captured by the legendary (he won’t like that word, but it’s true) Mark Persic.

That puts our attention on this welcome addition, an outstanding, epic-length River show filled with special moments. Brucebase lists two recording sources for the show, one an incomplete tape missing several songs and a second that’s “complete, but not known to be in general circulation.” We presume Millard’s recording to be that uncirculated complete source, as he captures nearly every second of the performance.

A whopping 17 River tracks feature here, including the premiere of “Fade Away,” with a lovely and lilting intro, the last song from the album to enter the setlist. It comes one night after the premiere of “The Price You Pay,” but that was with the original album lyrics. Tonight, for the first time, Springsteen restores his original third verse (”some say forget the past…”) from early in the River sessions and later replaced for the take on the album. The song is performed in a striking acoustic guitar and accordion arrangement.

As if that weren’t enough, out of the blue Springsteen resurrects what we (and even he) now call “Prove It All Night ‘78.” The long guitar and piano intro here is mesmerizing and for me this is a “Prove It” for the ages. After playing it this way again two days later on closing night of the LA stand, Springsteen wouldn’t revisit “Prove It All Night ‘78″ again until 2012.

Another short-lived element that shines this evening is Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down” used as a long intro to “Cadillac Ranch” to start the second set. Bruce hams it up for a highly entertaining preamble that really gets “Caddy” started. In the encore, pal Jackson Browne takes the stage for the tour’s only and Bruce’s last known ESB performance of another Chuck Berry cover, “Sweet Little Sixteen.” The “Detroit Medley” also includes a very brief attempt at “Wabash Cannonball,” but even Bruce admits: “Hold on a minute, band, let’s try that one more time, because I don’t have it yet. Give me that E again. Not only do I not have, I think we’re gonna forget it,” and back into “I Hear a Train” they go.

Again, like our recent release, That Old ‘80 Sound, if you love The River, this is a show for you, but unlike Seattle, Springsteen ups the ante slipping in a few favorites not visited in the Emerald City: “For You,” the always welcome “Candy’s Room,” and for me, an especially motivated “Backstreets.”

As for the work of the esteemed Mike Millard, the recording doesn’t match heady heights of his absolutely best work, like our recent Dylan posts on DIME and THOSE Led Zeppelin tapes from the Forum. He’s not right on top of the PA as he so often is and the tape needed more work in mastering than a Millard tape typically requires (none of the Dylan titles in our recent series was materially mastered).

That being said, the more I worked on the tape the more I liked it. And the more I listened, the more I understood what a fantastic show I was polishing. Bruce is giving his all in this marathon and 34 years later, it absolutely holds up.

The recording equipment listed is an educated guess based verified gear he was using at other shows in the same period. While Mike marked many of his tapes with such details, on this one he didn’t, though we did include photos of the cassettes on which Mike did his distinct labeling.

If you’d like to learn more about Mike the MICrophone, the links below offer a glimpse of his story.

Millard’s Wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Millard

The best article written about Millard has been deleted from the original website but is reprinted here:
http://www.classicrockforums.com/forum/f6/led-zeppelin-official-thread-6185/index164.html

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS couldn’t live without the contributions of our pal and your benefactor mjk5510. He is now an essential part of getting these recordings into your hands.

Here’s to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.

BK for JEMS

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Lineage:
Likely Recording Info: AKG-451E microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder
JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation cassettes made by Mike Millard for SG > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Born To Run 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 102. Out In The Street 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 103. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out 7:14 (12.2MB)
Track 104. Darkness On The Edge Of Town 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 105. Independence Day 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 106. Factory 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 107. For You 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 108. Two Hearts 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 109. Jackson Cage 4:37 (7.7MB)
Track 110. Promised Land 7:24 (12.4MB)
Track 111. Prove It All Night 10:21 (17.4MB)
Track 112. The Price You Pay 8:07 (13.6MB)
Track 113. The River 6:35 (11.1MB)
80 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Badlands 5:48 (9.7MB)
Track 202. Thunder Road 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 203. No Money Down/Cadillac Ranch 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 204. Hungry Heart 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 205. Fire 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 206. Candy’s Room 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 207. Because The Night 6:45 (11.4MB)
Track 208. Fade Away 8:03 (13.5MB)
Track 209. Stolen Car 4:58 (8.3MB)
Track 210. The Ties That Bind 3:43 (6.2MB)
Track 211. Wreck On The Highway 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 212. Point Blank 8:37 (14.5MB)
Track 213. Crush On You 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 214. Ramrod 4:23 (7.4MB)
78 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. You Can Look 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 302. Drive All Night 11:12 (18.8MB)
Track 303. Backstreets 7:46 (13.0MB)
Track 304. Rosalita 14:30 (24.4MB)
Track 305. Jungleland 9:43 (16.3MB)
Track 306. Sweet Little Sixteen (with Jackson Browne) 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 307. Detroit Medley/I Hear a Train/Wabash Cannonball 10:54 (18.3MB)
63 mins

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VARIOUS - ULTIMATE CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE! 2014 VOL 1

November 23, 2014 – 4:40 am

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VARIOUS
The Ultimate Concert For World Peace! Vol 1
Featuring The Olde Lamplighter and The Outta Sites [no label, 1CD]

Live at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, Burbank, CA; November 15, 2014. Very good audience stereo.

On November 11 (Veterans Day), The Concert For Valor 2014 was held at the Mall in Washington, DC and drew as many as 800,000 people, not to mention the millions who watched it on TV.

A few days later, over at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA, and with only a fraction of the crowd, The Ultimate Concert For World Peace! was held, featuring The Olde Lamplighter, The Outta Sites, The Dave & Deke Combo and Los Staightjackets with Deke Dickerson.

While the Washington Valor concert was all about military camaraderie, the Burbank show poked fun at Obama, terrorists, life in the USA, rednecks and even Kenny Rogers.

Best to avoid, like The Olde Lamplighter show, if you are sensitive to race jokes.

Thanks to hitwitstuff2 for sharing the shows at Dime.

hitwitstuff2 noted:

The Olde Lamplighter: This kicked off an amazing night of humor and music. Well, the less said the better. Hillbilly humor at its finest in the grand tradition of Hee Haw. Basically it’s Deke Dickerson dressed as a stereotype very old American male complete with flag-adorned walker singing cantankerous old right-wing American lyrics to old country songs spun by DJ Dan Moses.

The Outta Sites: Must be tough to know you’re on the slot following a legend like The Olde Lamplighter, but it was up to The Outta Sites to tackle the task and tackle it they did! A seriously entertaining set augmented by two beautiful dancing girls (Susannah Stevens and Dinah DeRosa).

Lineage:
Core Sound mic’s > Zoom H4N > Audacity
flac files created with Switch

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Vol 2 (The Dave & Deke Combo) and Vol 3 (Los Staightjackets with Deke Dickerson) will be shared over the next two days.

The Olde Lamplighter
Track 101. Introduction 1:03 (1.8MB)
Track 102. Rascal Riding 2:31 (4.2MB)
Track 103. banter 1:09 (1.9MB)
Track 104. Jello On My Mind 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 105. banter 0:52 (1.4MB)
Track 106. It’s Such A Shitty World Today 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 107. Lucille 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 108. I Stopped Driving Yesterday 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 109. Six Days On The Commode 3:00 (5.0MB)
Track 110. banter 0:22 (609k)
Track 111. Medley 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 112. closing comments 0:22 (609k)
28 mins

The Outta Sites
Track 113. Intro 1:00 (1.7MB)
Track 114. Shake All Night 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 115. Let Yourself Go 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 116. What A Girl Can’t Do 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 117. banter 0:26 (719k)
Track 118. Ain’t No Friend Of Mine 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 119. banter 0:24 (671k)
Track 120. Shake Shout And Go 2:30 (4.2MB)
Track 121. banter 0:30 (832k)
Track 122. Peanut Butter 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 123. Medley (Secret Agent Man/Goldfinger/James Bond Theme) 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 124. untitled 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 125. banter 0:31 (863k)
Track 126. Don’t Look Back 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 127. I Dream Of Jeannie 1:05 (1.8MB)
Track 128. One Track Mind 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 129. Let Me 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 130. Sorry 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 131. That Driving Beat 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 132. banter 0:21 (584k)
Track 133. The Mongoose 3:16 (5.5MB)
45 mins

hitwitstuff2: “Regarding the final track, I spoke with Jason after the set and asked him what was happening; he was unplugging and turning things down mid-song to stop the feedback. Turns out it wasn’t feedback, he had left the not in use Theremin on. Neither of us could explain why it was picking up radio seconds before tweaking out he PA.”

The Outta Sites:
Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague - lead vocals, guitar
Zack Simpson - bass, backing vocals
Pete Curry - drums, backing vocals
Jason “Mongoose” Eoff - organ, vocals

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