THE REIVERS - NEW YORK CITY 1985

March 2, 2015 – 5:16 am

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THE REIVERS
New York City 1985 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Danceteria, NYC; November 15, 1985. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Out of Austin, Texas came Zeitgeist, two guys and two girls making moody, melodic and occasionally stunning folk-rock with a deep debt to the ’60s - although there’s plenty of modern angst and a rootsy feel more western than country. Forced to abandon the Zeitgeist name by a Minneapolis percussion ensemble that had it first, the quartet chose an equally inappropriate new handle - The Reivers.

Fans of indie music might recall the group’s 1987 album, Saturday, which was produced by Don Dixon, who would work with R.E.M., The dB’s, The Smithereens and Fetchin Bones.

From Musician, 1988

When the Austin, Texas band Zeitgeist was forced to change their name - a Minneapolis new-age choral group owned the rights - they chose to call themselves The Reivers, after the book by William Faulkner. And many Austin scenesters had a good laugh. One club advertised an appearance by the Reivers and under it, in parentheses, questioned “the Reivers????” Singer/guitarist John Croslin couldn’t go out without people asking him “what’s a reiver?” (Scottish for “ruffian”) and why he chose that name (“I like the book”). Everyone loved that Croslin, a perfectionist whose pain-in-the-ass stories are legion, had made an irreversible mistake.

But when the band took the stage for the first time with the new handle, Croslin walked right up to the microphone and announced, “We’re the Reivers, okay?” Then he quickly led the mixed-doubles group into “Baby.” Within moments the scene aped the aura of a Zeitgeist gig, with wall-eyed liberal arts majors in baseball jerseys basking in sketchy lyrics colored with broad harmonies and tacked down by a black beat. The Reivers had made their point; Zeitgeist by any other name would sound as sweet.

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Thanks to Scott Simpson who recorded the show. Thanks also to Hermesacat for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Picture by Will Van Overbeek, posted at allmusic.com - Thanks!

Lineage:
Sony D6 recorder with either a Sony lapel mic, or a Sony EMC929 mic, on TDK SA60 and TDK SA90 cassettes.
Edited out a four-second silent gap on Track 1, so, at one point you’ll hear the song jump ahead four seconds suddenly.

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Track 01. Hill Country Theme (LBJ Waltz) 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 02. Sound and the Fury 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 03. Ain’t So Bad 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 04. A Test 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 05. Freight Train Rain 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 06. Cowboys 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 07. Do What You Wanna Think 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 08. Translate Slowly 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 09. Once In A While 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 10. Things Don’t Change 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 11. Electra 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 12. Lucy and Linus 1:49 (3.0MB)
41 mins

Lineup:
John Croslin - guitar, vocals
Kim Longacre - guitar, vocals
Cindy Toth - bass, violin
Garrett Williams - drums

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS - HOLLYWOOD 2015

March 1, 2015 – 4:26 pm

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS
Hollywood 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA; February 25, 2015. Very good audience recording.

On September 30, 2014, Lucinda Williams released her 11th studio album - and also her first album album, Down Where the Spirit Meets The Bone. It is the first album on Williams’ own Highway 20 Records, named for the road that runs through “all the towns I grew up in when I was little: Jackson, Vicksburg, Macon…”

Regarding the new album, Williams told Rolling Stone:

My writing reflects where I am in my life at that time, so you could say it revolves around maturity and wisdom, with a little bit of wistfulness. Of course, there’s a sadness and wistfulness in dealing with my dad’s Alzheimer’s, and I think it’s just age and experience. And confidence. I’ve been blessed with is this ability to keep growing, no matter how old I get. My voice is better than it’s ever been. Over the years, I’ve learned to write songs more for my voice, which I didn’t use to do. For a lot of these songs, I was sitting down and I picked a key that felt real relaxed, sort of like in the old days when jazz singers sat down and sang in the studio instead of belting it out all the time. They sang a little closer to the mike…

I’m fascinated with the idea of God and Satan, good and evil… [”Sometimes I dream I am in a house and I am afraid to go into a part of the house, because there is a ghost or demonic force.”] Yeah, I had that dream a few different times. I think it comes from being a writer, and growing up in the deep South with an imaginative mind, and reading Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty and absorbing all that when I was young, like 15 and 16. I just got obsessed with Southern gothic literature and read everything I could get my hands on, because I identified with it. I saw it in real life. And it was dark. There’s just something mysterious and beautiful about it. A lot of that deals with the Pentecostal, deep South biblical stuff. I grew up riding down along the highway and seeing those signs that said, “Repent! Repent! Jesus Saves.”

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Location: 30′ from stage, DFC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Something Wicked This Way Comes * 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 102. Protection * 4:21 (7.5MB)
Track 103. Right in Time 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 104. People Talkin’ 5:50 (9.8MB)
Track 105. Drunken Angel 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 106. Burning Bridges * 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 107. Compassion * 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 108. Hickory Wind 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 109. Side of the Road 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 110. West 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 111. Cold Day in Hell * 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 112. Are You Down 8:22 (14.1MB)
Track 113. Out of Touch 6:55 (11.6MB)
70 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Foolishness * 7:10 (12.1MB)
Track 202. Unsuffer Me 6:11 (10.4MB)
Track 203. Essence 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 204. Joy 6:29 (10.9MB)
Track 205. Honey Bee 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 206. I Live My Life 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 207. Hot Blood 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 208. Long Way to the Top 7:23 (12.4MB)
Track 209. Cross to Bear 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 210. Rockin’ in the Free World 7:24 (12.4MB)
63 mins

* Tracks from Down Where the Spirit Meets The Bone.

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: ARTIE SHAW - BROADCAST TRANSCRIPTIONS 1949

March 1, 2015 – 5:20 am

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ARTIE SHAW & HIS ORCHESTRA
Begin The Beguine [Prism DBCD07, 1CD]

Broadcast transcriptions 1949. Very good audio. Public domain.

Continuing with our (occasional) series looking at European jazz releases in the public domain (more than 50 years).

During the Swing Era, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw were the clarinetists that reigned supreme and serious fans divided themselves into factions that loved one or the other. Goodman was the peddler of popular tunes who got the crowd on their feet, while Shaw was the musician’s musician who preferred to make artistic statement that people listened to. Shaw’s highly individual tone and lyric approach to interpretation plus a superlative technique have marked him as one of the great jazz clarinet players of all time. - various sources

Thanks to LolaMontes for sharing the tracks on the net.

Notes: “Carefully edited by Chris Pirie, the foremost authority on the swing era”.

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Track 01. Theme/Nightmare 1:20 (2.2MB)
Track 02. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 03. Gue Le Le (aka Mucho De Nada) 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 04. He’s Funny That Way 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 05. Cool Daddy 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 06. The Grabtown Grapple 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 07. You Do Something To Me 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 08. Cross Your Heart 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 09. Minnesota 3:43 (6.3MB)
Track 10. Smooth And Easy 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 11. Tea For Two 1:48 (3.0MB)
Track 12. I Only Have Eyes For You 3:18 (5.6MB)
Track 13. Carnival 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 14. So In Love 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 15. Things Are Looking Up 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 16. Krazy Kat 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 17. Innuendo 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 18. Bedford Drive 3:25 (5.8MB)
Track 19. The Pied Piper 2:05 (3.5MB)
Track 20. ‘S Wonderful 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 21. Let’s Fall In Love 2:08 (3.6MB)
Track 22. Stardust 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 23. Begin The Beguine 3:09 (5.3MB)
68 mins

Pat Lockwood provides vocals on tracks 4, 7, 12, 14 and 21.
Tracks 6 and 8 are The Grammercy Five: Artie Shaw (cl), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Jimmy Raney (g), Dick Nivelson (b), Irv Kluger (d).
It does not list the personnel for the rest of the orchestra
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RAIN PARADE - TORINO 1985

February 28, 2015 – 2:16 pm

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RAIN PARADE
Torino 1985 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Big Club, Torino, Italy; November 13, 1985. Very good soundboard.

The Rain Parade is a band that was originally active in the Paisley Underground scene in Los Angeles in the 1980s (1981-1988). It was defiantly post-punk, neo-garage-revivalist, incestuous and psychedelic.  The major players of the scene were the Dream Syndicate, the Three O’clock, the Long Ryders and the Bangles. Founding member David Roback said: “Rain Parade was very much a recasting of our punk interests in more musical terms, inspired by our fascination with music history.” They redefined what “punk rock” could mean and were part of the inspiration behind Creation Records - the idea that psychedelia and punk rock could merge.

The Rain Parade reformed in 2012, performing their comeback gig on December 20, 2012 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco on a sold out bill with Powder and The Bang Girl Group Revue. The current Rain Parade lineup includes original members Matt Piucci, Steven Roback and John Thoman, augmented by Mark Hanley, Alec Palao and former Game Theory drummer Gil Ray. - various sources

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Lineage:
Mixing desk > Reel recorder (Master reel) > K7 > CD > FLAC

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Track 01. Intro/No Easy Way Down 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 02. It Can’t Be Today 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 03. Ain’t That Nothing 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 04. Invisible People 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 05. Don’t Feel Bad 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 06. You Are My Friend 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 07. Broken Horse 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 08. Mystic Green 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 09. Depending On You 3:38 (6.1MB)
Track 10. My Secret Country 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 11. Blue 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 12. Night Shade 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 13. Both Eyes Closed 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 14. Cheap Wine 4:44 (7.9MB)
Track 15. Band Intro 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 16. Only Business 2:17 (3.8MB)
Track 17. 1-1/2 Hours Ago 4:59 (8.4MB)
63 mins

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JOY DIVISION - LONDON 1980

February 28, 2015 – 5:14 am

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JOY DIVISION
London 1980 [no label, 1CD]

First two nights of three at the Moonlight Club, London, UK; April 2 and 3, 1980. Very good (for its time) audience recordings.

For those who think Joy Division can’t rock!

Thanks to original uploader waterisnat; and to dcrumbaugh for keeping the shows alive at Dime.

dcrumbaugh’s notes:

Two amazing audience-sourced shows made even better. You want, no, you NEED to grab these if you pulled either the M2s as seeded by waterisnat [in 2005], or the other Moonlight package (of lesser quality) also seeded by waterisnat [in 2006]. Both have been pitch-corrected, both have been re-EQ’ed to shine. It is my opinion that these sets are the finest audience tapes of Joy Division to have been unearthed to date - the only way they could be better is if a master, master clone or M1 surfaces. I believe the sound of these tapes easily outshines any of the Duncan shows (the more common taper for gigs such as the Lyceum, Bournemouth, etc).

Highlights include the “bar band” version of Love Will Tear Us Apart on the 2nd (Ian: “You can tell we’ve not rehearsed for a while”, with Bernard chipping in “First time we’ve played that all on guitars!” and Ian laughing afterwards), the amazing “greatest hits” set in its entirety on the 3rd (a rare outing for Glass, a smashing Disorder, a haunting Atrocity Exhibition…), the blistering Transmission on the 2nd…

Lineage:
Source: M2 cassettes as seeded on DAD by waterisnat in 2005
? > FLAC > Adobe Audition (pitch correction, EQ, re-tracking at 32bit resolution, then dithered to 16bit) > FLAC level 5

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April 2, 1980
Track 01. The Sound Of Music 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 02. Wilderness 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 03. Colony 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 04. Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 05. A Means To An End 4:01 (6.7MB)
Track 06. Transmission 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 07. Dead Souls 5:48 (9.7MB)
Sister Ray (not included here because of official release on Still)
30 mins

April 3, 1980
Track 08. Love Will Tear Us Apart 3:46 (6.3MB)
Track 09. Glass 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 10. Digital 3:32 (6.0MB)
Track 11. Heart And Soul 4:48 (8.1MB)
Track 12. Isolation 3:37 (6.1MB)
Track 13. Disorder 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 14. Atrocity Exhibition 7:23 (12.4MB)
Track 15. Atmosphere 4:31 (7.6MB)
36 mins

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THE BAND - BUFFALO 1974

February 27, 2015 – 3:11 pm

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THE BAND
Buffalo 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Rich Stadium, Buffalo, NY; July 6, 1974. Good to fairly good audience recording.

When The Band opened for Eric Clapton… click here for the pictures.

Widely reported as the worst show of the 1974 tour, in fact this may be Eric Clapton’s lowest point on stage - ever. Eric is massively, incoherently drunk, and unintelligable at times. As the show begins with EC’s ‘outroduction’ of emcee “Legs” Larry Smith, a member of the crowd shouts out “Clean Up Yer Act!!!!” which really says it all… Members of The Band came out and joined Eric on a disjointed performance of Chest Fever and then, by all accounts, carry the drunken Clapton off the stage. - geetarz.org

Of course, The Band were in fine form.

Thanks to original uploader Davmar; and to amellowsoul for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Lineage:
Cassette Aud Master > Reel > Reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Traders Little Helper > Flac

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Track 01. Instrumental 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 02. Just Another Whistle Stop 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 03. Stagefright 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 04. The Weight 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 05. Shape I’m In 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 06. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 07. Across The Great Divide 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 08. Endless Highway 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 09. Up On Cripple Creek 6:07 (10.3MB)
Track 10. Unfaithful Servant 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 11. Smoke Signal 5:48 (9.8MB)
Track 12. Genetic Method 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 13. Chest Fever (with Eric Clapton) 6:12 (10.4MB)
62 mins

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ED SHEERAN - BBC LIVE LOUNGE 2015

February 27, 2015 – 5:12 am

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ED SHEERAN
BBC Live Lounge 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live Lounge (for Fearne Cotton show), BBC Radio 1 Studios, London, UK; February 24, 2015. Very good satellite broadcast.

Ed Sheeran’s X was the biggest-selling album in the UK in 2014 and, on February 25, 2015, won the award for British album at the 2015 Brit awards. The album features the singles, Sing, Thinking Out Loud and Don’t.

At this Live Lounge show, Sheeran (”pop-wise folkie who’s equally comfortable in coffee shops and the Top 40″) performed six tracks, including his current single, Bloodstream. Plus a surprise cover of Christina Aguilera’s Dirrty.

Thanks to smiler40 for sharing the show at Dime.

Picture by Toby Melville, posted at theguardian.com - Thanks!

Lineage:
Digital Satellite (live) broadcast 2015-02-24 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 192kbps: BBC Radio 1 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .mp2 > Mpeg2Schnitt (trimming) > .mp2

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Track 01. Interview 14:26 (24.2MB)
Track 02. Chat 1:16 (2.1MB)
Track 03. Dirrty 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 04. Bloodstream 7:25 (12.5MB)
Track 05. Thinking Out Loud 6:31 (11.0MB)
Track 06. Give Me Love 8:39 (14.5MB)
Track 07. I’m A Mess 6:20 (10.6MB)
Track 08. Don’t 7:52 (13.2MB)
Track 09. Outro 0:48 (1.3MB)
59 mins

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PROCOL HARUM - LONDON 2014

February 26, 2015 – 5:15 am

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PROCOL HARUM
London 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK; November 24, 2014. Very good FM radio (broadcast on November 29, 2014).

Pierre Perrone, independent.co.uk:

When the psychedelic group who soundtracked the original Summer of Love launch into the 1967 chart-topper ”A Whiter Shade Of Pale” – still irresistible to these ears despite being the most played UK single of all time – the rush of nostalgia proves as heady as patchouli. With a Bach-like prelude by violinist Darryl Way, of Curved Air fame, and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman, ”Pale” remains the Holy Grail fusion of symphonic pop, as acknowledged by the fans who join in on “the crowd called out for more.”

Indeed, there was always more to the good ship captained by pianist and composer Gary Brooker, MBE, the sole original member, as they demonstrate with the plangent opener ”Homburg”, their second 1967 Top 10 hit, and ”A Salty Dog”, which makes the most of the 40-strong Crouch End Festival Chorus beloved of Ray Davies and closes the first half.

Brooker’s affecting vocals share the blue-eyed soulfulness of his late 60s contemporary Steve Winwood on the title tracks of cult albums Broken Barricades and Grand Hotel before the five-piece band and ensemble run the gamut from the pastoral ”An Old English Dream” to the predictable ”The Wall Street Blues”, before encoring with another epic classic, ”Conquistador”, arguably bettering the version from their 1972 hit album Live In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Procol Harum seem poised to reclaim their rightful place alongside Pink Floyd in the great British progressive rock pantheon.
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Thanks to MrUnhalf for sharing the show at Dime.

MrUnhalf noted:

Although pre-recorded the BBC still took an interval. During this time they broadcast an item about prog rock, centering largely on Procol Harum’s place in prog. The latter half included an interview with Rick Wakeman. Although there were no full tracks played in the piece there were numerous excerpts from studio albums. It therefore cannot be included here.

Thanks also to tempusfugit (Alex) for the artwork.

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FM radio > R09 > soundforge (remove pre and post concert mterial, and interval music) > CD wav (track splits, create flac)

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Disc 1
Track 101. Homburg 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 102. Simple Sister 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 103. Grand Hotel 7:25 (12.5MB)
Track 104. Fires Which Burnt Brightly 6:28 (10.9MB)
Track 105. Missing Person 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 106. Something Magic 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 107. Broken Barricades 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 108. Sympathy for the Hard of Hearing 9:25 (15.8MB)
Track 109. A Salty Dog 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 110. Interval/History Of Progressive Rock 13:30 (22.7MB)
68 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wall Street Blues 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 202. Nothing But the Truth 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 203. Into the Flood 6:15 (10.5MB)
Track 204. A Whiter Shade of Pale 8:23 (14.1MB)
Track 205. An Old English Dream 6:13 (10.5MB)
Track 206. The Blink of an Eye 5:12 (8.7MB)
Track 207. Grand Finale 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 208. Conquistador 4:56 (8.3MB)
49 mins

Lineup:
Gary Brooker - piano, vocals
Matt Pegg - bass
Geoff Dunn - drums
Josh Phillips - keyboards
Dave Colquhoun - guitar

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LILI HAYDN - CHINATOWN, LA 2015

February 25, 2015 – 3:13 pm

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LILI HAYDN
Los Angeles 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Chinese New Year Festival. Live at the Chinatown Central Plaza, Los Angeles, CA; February 21, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Today being the 7th day of the Year of the Sheep and it’s being “Everybody’s Birthday”, here’s a treat from Lili Haydn. (This show took place on the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year.) Lili Haydn was an honorary member of George Clinton’s band. He nicknamed her the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin.”

But Haydn got extremely sick from chemical poisoning in 2009; suffered brain damage and was also forced to get rid of almost all of her belongings. Despite the neurological damage that left her unable to write lyrics, Haydn retained her sense of melody. She credits music for restoring her health.

Programme notes:

Lili Haydn to headline Chinese New Year Festival’s Live Music Stage on Feb. 21; free day of music features Sun Drug, Decorator, Dutch Party, Jessica Fichot, Mount Saint, Hunny and Green Gerry. Lili Haydn, the singer/composer/rock violinist who made a strong comeback from health woes with last year’s album, Lililand, will headline the LA Weekly Live Music Stage at the Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb 21, in Chinatown.

Haydn will be joined by host of emerging LA artists on a day that will feature the 116th Annual Golden Dragon Parade, an afternoon affair that wends its way through Chinatown on Hill and Broadway streets. The celebration of the Year of the Ram also boasts cultural performances, artisans, a craft beer garden (opposite the music stage), culinary demonstrations, gourmet food trucks, vendors, vintage photo booths and family activities. It’s free and all-ages.

Thanks to taper markp; and to persic for sharing the show at Dime.

persic added: “Lili had sound issues all night, I doubt there was one vocal or violin run of hers that she ever heard in the monitors.”

Thanks also to markp’s wife for the picture.

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Lineage:
AT853 (card) > Naiant Tinybox > Sony PCM-M10

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Track 01. MC Kevin Bronson Intro 1:02 (1.7MB)
Track 02. More Love (?) 6:52 (11.5MB)
Track 03. My My Cross The Line 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 04. Sea Of Gold 7:18 (12.3MB)
Track 05. Kashmir 8:13 (13.8MB)
Track 06. Here Is The Rose 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 07. I Am A Man 8:24 (14.1MB)
Track 08. Strawberry Street 8:52 (14.9MB)
Track 09. MC Kevin Bronson Outro 0:27 (771k)
56 mins

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BOB MARLEY - SAN FRANCISCO 1975

February 25, 2015 – 5:12 am

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BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
San Francisco 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Boarding House, San Francisco, CA; July 7, 1975. Very good Pre-FM.

A must for all Bob Marley fans… and, if you don’t have a version of this show, this one’s it (especially the lossless flacs)!

Thanks to musigny23 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

musigny23 noted:

This has been here several times from versions in general circulation that were some distance from the source. For that reason there was no particular urgency for me to do an upload. But the other day a friend requested a new copy and that focused my attention on this for the first time in years. I realized I could share it in its original 48k, at the correct pitch, and with 15 seconds added at the beginning from a good FM source. Of course, by now thousands have DLed the prior versions and may or may not ever see this and they may also prefer it on CD, requiring resampling (probably worth also circulating). If that matters to you, stay tuned.

In September 1989 I had the opportunity to copy a bunch of KSAN reels over a weekend. I had just bought my first DAT portable so I was able to do it digitally. In the ’90s I traded a few DAT clones, circa 2000 CDr versions were mastered (the 48k resampled to 44.1k), and eventually, others circulated flac files via bit torrent. Over the years, as one would expect and I intended, this spread far and wide.

While digital formats make essentially perfect copies, as items pass through various hands, alterations of various sorts accumulate. Some can improve but most degrade the original data. Now that HD and dvd archiving have supplanted CD as have music servers and flac players for listening I can circulate the most direct possible version of this recording in its original sample rate.

In 2009 Sidewindersf circulated a pitch corrected version derived from a CDr source. If you have that version you could feel set and pass on this. However I noticed that version had each track normalized to 100 per cent. It plays with maximum gain but it also reduces the dynamic range the analog master had. No Woman No Cry and Get Up Stand Up are the same volume that way, but NWNC is actually a much lower volume song live. This version preserves the original dynamic differences. It also wasn’t normalized up to 100& because I think doing so can add an element of harshness to the sound. So, it won’t play as loud as other versions, which some perceive as lesser quality. Also I reduced a slight hum at two frequencies, eliminating that particular coloration.

It isn’t 100 per cent certain this was a master reel although it’s more likely than not. It is possible this is mixed from a multitrack master which did happen with some KSAN broadcasts, however most were live mixes straight to two track. It appeared that a new leader had been spliced on to the station reel. Possibly at some point some damage occurred and it was repaired in that way. The tape box noted a rebroadcast on 6/10/79.

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Artwork posted at bootlegtunzworld.blogspot - Thanks!

Lineage:
KSAN reel #354 1/2 track @ 7.5 ips
Revox A77 > Panasonic SV-250 DAT 48/16 (Maxell R120DM) September 1989
Panasonic 3800 > Weiss firewire I/O > OSX Peak 7 (editing, pitch, hum) > xACT

This is direct from the DAT made off the KSAN reel
Original 48k 16 bit
Pitch adjusted -28 cents
Hum reduced @ 60, 180 HZ
15.63 second patch track 1 start
Audible flaw (not diginoise) @ 01:30 of track 2
Slight flaw (tape dropout?) @ 01:25 of track 6

Patch info:
FM Recording & Editing by Jay Abrams (jra-sm)
Teac 4300 Reel to Reel 7″ - 3 3/4 IPS > MacBook Pro - Audacity > CDWav > xACT

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Track 01. Trenchtown Rock 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 02. Burnin’ And Lootin’ 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 03. Midnight Ravers 5:48 (9.8MB)
Track 04. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 05. Rebel Music 7:26 (12.5MB)
Track 06. No Woman, No Cry 7:11 (12.1MB)
Track 07. Kinky Reggae 6:30 (10.9MB)
Track 08. Stir It Up 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 09. Lively Up Yourself 9:54 (16.6MB)
Track 10. Get Up, Stand Up 8:02 (13.5MB)
66 mins

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