HARDIN & YORK - SWITZERLAND 1971

April 21, 2015 – 5:18 am

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HARDIN & YORK
Bern 1971 [William Tell Edition 099, 2CD]

Live at the Restaurant Jardin, Bern, Switzerland; March 23, 1971. Fairly good audience recording.

Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com:

The unusual power duo of keyboardist/vocalist Eddie Hardin and drummer Pete York made a few albums in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and were aptly described as a cross between Traffic and Procol Harum. They leaned closer to Traffic than Procol Harum, with their blend of hard rock, soul, progressive, and jazz influences; the swirl and swell of Hardin’s Hammond organ; and Hardin’s Stevie Winwood-esque vocals. And they came by that Traffic influence honestly: York had played alongside Winwood in the Spencer Davis Group before Winwood formed Traffic, and Hardin joined the Spencer Davis Group on keyboards and vocals after Winwood’s departure.

Although Hardin & York weren’t that big in the UK or US, they had more success on the European Continent, particularly in Germany, where they were big both on record and as a touring act. In fact, they were the last band to play the famous Star Club in Hamburg in 1970 before it closed and were popular enough to be honored by a bootleg recorded in Germany in the early ’70s. In 1971 each member started playing with their own bands as well (the Pete York Percussion Band and Hardin/Fenwick/Newman), occasionally playing in those bands on the same bill as live Hardin & York concerts.

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Thanks to Doctor Robert, who recorded the show; and to William Tell and Lucifer Burns for sharing the tracks at Dime. Thanks also to Zubbid for the song titles.

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Lineage:
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Disc 1
Track 101. Freedom Suite 18:16 (30.7MB)
Freedom Shuffle/Like A Rolling Stone/Freedom
Track 102. Tomorrow Today 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 103. The Pike 21:07 (35.5MB)
47 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Deep In My Despair 8:20 (14.0MB)
Track 202. For The World 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 203. Rock-N-Roll Medley 7:30 (12.6MB)
Jailhouse Rock/Mean Woman Blues/Rip It Up
Track 204. Northern Medley 14:33 (24.4MB)
Lady Madonna/Norwegian Wood
36 mins

Eddie Hardin - organ, vocals
Pete York - drums, percussion

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ROXY MUSIC - PASADENA 1979

April 20, 2015 – 5:02 am

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ROXY MUSIC
Pasadena 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA; April 21, 1979. Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to Flying M Productions (flyingm) for sharing the show at Dime.

flyingm noted:

This is from a cassette tape that I copied from my friend Tim Sharp in 1979. An excellent performance captured by a live FM radio broadcast. Two thirds of this is recorded in mono with the middle third in true stereo. It may have been that the mono switch on Tim’s receiver was used to improve reception.

Copied from Tim’s master “off air” cassette to my Revox B77 reel then to my Sony DAT recorder at 16/48.
Transferred to 16/44 wav files and cleaned up numerous dropouts and defects with Audacity.
With the exception of the tape flips you will not even notice them.

The bad:
Tape flip in “Still Falls the Rain” and is at 29:24.
During “Ladytron” (between 54:41 and 54:43) there are two seconds of static from FM interference.
Next tape flip is during “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” which was spliced at 61:49 or 5:26 of track 12.
Although a couple of seconds were lost the splice is nearly transparent.

The phase was off by 20 samples of which number were removed from the right channel to line this up.
An immediate improvement in the sound balance was noted after this correction.
Before correction the right channel was very weak and it affected my first torrent of this show.

A beautiful old venue dating back to when elegance in ballrooms and theatres was the norm.

It was nice to go to a concert and not bring in all that taping equipment.
My friend Tim was recording the live radio broadcast and so we were able to relax and enjoy the show.

MEMORIES

After this concert was over we jumped in a car and drove all night to see the first show with Brent Midland as the new member of the Grateful Dead. It was an all-day show with three bands at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. After the Dead show was over I jumped in an airplane and flew back to LA to see George Thorogood at the Palomino in North Hollywood that night. Was I whooped after that. Oh you can only do this when you are young.

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FM Broadcast (KWEST-FM LOS ANGELES) > Teac A-106 (w/ Dolby) captured on 2-60 minute cassettes
Akaii GX 570-D2 (w/ Dolby) > Revox B-77 > Sony DTC-690
Sony DTC-690 > Audigy 4 Pro (via toslink) > Audacity (convert to 16-44, clean up and phase shift by 20 samples) > CD Wav > Flac Level 8

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Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction by Dusty Rhodes 0:32 (902k)
Track 102. Manifesto 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 103. Trash 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 104. Out Of The Blue 5:22 (9.0MB)
Track 105. Angel Eyes 3:36 (6.0MB)
Track 106. A Song For Europe (true stereo begins) 6:52 (11.5MB)
Track 107. Still Falls The Rain (tape flip - spliced) 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 108. Mother Of Pearl 7:29 (12.6MB)
37 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Ain’t That So 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 202. Stronger Through The Years (true stereo ends) 8:21 (14.0MB)
Track 203. Ladytron (two seconds of light FM static) 5:37 (9.4MB)
Track 204. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (tape flip - spliced) 9:27 (15.9MB)
Track 205. Love Is The Drug 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 206. Editions Of You 5:11 (8.7MB)
Track 207. Do The Strand 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 208. Re-Make/Re-Model 4:58 (8.4MB)
48 mins

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VAN MORRISON - UCLA 1975

April 19, 2015 – 2:51 pm

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VAN MORRISON
UCLA 1975
40th Anniversary - Lost California Performances [JF Archive Series, 2CD]

Live at Freeborn Hall, University of California, Davis, CA; April 18, 1975 (late show). Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to Tina F and friend for recording the show; JF; JEMS; and mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

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Known Faults:
It’s Alright?: cuts in
Wild Night: splice
Unknown Song: splice
Some rough transitions between a few songs causing some slight cuts to the beginnings and ends have all been smoothed

THE JF BACKSTORY

JEMS loves a vintage taper series and we’re pleased to offer another one, this time from the archive of our friend JF, who taped in and around Southern California in the ’70s and later resumed taping in Boston in the ’80s. He frequented smaller venues, like the Troubadour and the Roxy, leaving arenas to others and leaning more towards the folksier, jazzier and eclectic sides of rock.

Most of his ’70s tapes were made on what I would describe as the kind of rectangular, portable, C-cel powered cassette recorder that my family and surely many others had in the ’70s, either a Panasonic or a Sony. While I used ours to record myself, my friends and my sister around the house, the teenage JF figured: Why not try taking it into concerts?

I only learned what recorder JF used after I had heard some of his tapes and I have to say I was mildly shocked. Given the gear, his tapes are remarkably clear and judging by his recordings, he knew the right place to set up.

THIS SHOW

Our third output from JF’s archive is something special indeed. Not only is it an uncirculated Van Morrison recording from 40 years ago this week, but, to the best of our knowledge, this show is undocumented in any reference we could find on the web of Morrison’s touring history, the most definitive of which is the German site Vanomatic.de.

Vanomatic lists a mere 22 shows taking place in all of 1975, and, inexplicably, the only extant record of any ‘75 performance is a single 18-minute recording and six-song set list from the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, April 21. How Van Morrison, given his stature in 1975, could play 22 concerts, all but one of which (Buffalo) was in California, most of which were in San Francisco, and have them go completely unrecorded and undocumented is bizarre to say the least. But that changes now.

This concert in Davis does not appear in Vanomatic’s list of ‘75 shows; the date is actually assigned to Sophie’s in Palo Alto, which we now know is an error, as JF is confident the dates on his tapes are correct and the details below corroborate. Davis becomes the first full known Van setlist and recording from ‘75, and, if that wasn’t enough, JF recorded five other concerts in June (which match dates listed in Vanomatic), so we go from 18 minutes of a single ‘75 show to half a dozen full, uncirculated shows.

We’ve dubbed JF’s six recordings from 1975 the Lost California Performance, though perhaps that title deserves an asterisk, as the first show was not recorded by JF himself, but by his sister Tina. We’ll let him tell the story:

“This concert was recorded by my sister Tina who lived in Davis where she taught elementary school. She had never recorded a concert and I don’t remember whether she really wanted to do it or not. But I probably gave her no choice and she was a good sport about it. I recently asked Tina if she remembered anything from that evening and here is most of what she wrote to me:

‘It was a “pillow concert” where we sat on the floor in a small venue. I’m terrible at estimating the size of crowds, but I can confidently say that the numbers were in the 100s, not the 1000s, and probably less than 500. I remember it as feeling intimate… I had a good view of Van. I honestly had forgotten that we recorded it until you brought it up. I seem to remember the recorder going into the hall under my boyfriend’s jacket so it had to be fairly small, but back in those days I don’t think there was any such thing as pocket size. It probably was, as you said, one from school.

I remember no anxiety about smuggling it in and, likewise, I remember no paranoia about recording the concert. I seem to remember others around us taping, as well. That would explain my complacency. They probably didn’t have a lot of people for surveillance or they couldn’t make their way through the pillows and blankets on the floor or they didn’t care, I don’t know. But I can’t conjure up any angst associated with the night, so it must have been pretty easy. We sat a little to the right of center stage and I remember Van wearing a faded orange shirt… or maybe the lighting cast an orange glow on him’.”

Credit Tina for a nice job on the recording, which is clear. very listenable, and like other JF recordings, delivers a “you are there” experience. For the first part of the show Tina paused between songs (presumably to save tape as the blanks she used were only 60 mins), but she eventually lets the tape roll through.

Thanks to some legwork by JF and the cooperation of other Van collectors, this show is transferred from the original master cassettes. As noted earlier in our series, it was JF’s practice to copy his masters onto reels and reuse the cassettes. But in the case of Van Morrison, the artist he taped the most, he kept the masters intact. The tapes were loaned out over the years, but JF was recently able to get half of them back, so thanks to those who helped transport them to JEMS for fresh transfers.

The Davis performance is an interesting one and bears only a passing resemblance to set lists from the prior year. Backed by a small band (according to Vanomatic it consisted of John Blakely on guitar; Mark T Jordan on keyboards; David Hayes on bass; and Tony Dey on drums), Van performs a set loaded with covers and snippets of other songs, with just enough familiar material to satisfy the audience. The surprise for me was “TB Sheets.”

JF also notes something special about Morrison’s vocals during this period:

“You can really hear Van’s voice going ragged at this point. He’s gigging up the freeway, down the freeway in CA and his voice shows the wear and tear. I happen to love it, although I’m sure he didn’t! This voice really has his ‘work’ in it. It reaches a peak (among my tapes) at the Santa Barbara show, where the poor man is really fighting, but doing so valiantly and creating great, inspired music.” Santa Barbara will be the last of the six recordings in this Lost California run.

Thanks to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6,000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you.

Special thanks to Tina, JF’s sister, for taping the show in the first place and sharing her thoughts for the notes. We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors for helping to get JF’s masters back in his control. And finally mjk5510, who continues to be at the ready to finish off JEMS’ projects. Much appreciated.

BK for JEMS

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Lineage:
Source: unknown recorder > unknown stereo microphone
JEMS 2015 Transfer: JF master Memorex cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX4 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Alright OK (cuts in)/Shake Rattle And Roll 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 102. Baby Please Don’t Go 5:25 (9.1MB)
Track 103. Help Me 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 104. Walking The Dog 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 105. TB Sheets 8:12 (13.8MB)
Track 106. Wild Night 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 107. St Dominic’s Preview/You Can’t Always Get What You Want 12:37 (21.2MB)
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. I’ve Been Working/Thank You/Higher 7:30 (12.6MB)
Track 202. What’d I Say/Whole Lotta Shakin’ 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 203. Unknown/When I Deliver 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 204. You Move Me 8:39 (14.5MB)
Track 205. Gloria 5:56 (10.0MB)
Track 206. Moondance/Fever 6:13 (10.4MB)
41 mins

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LISA SIMONE - SWITZERLAND 2015

April 19, 2015 – 5:12 am

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LISA SIMONE
Switzerland 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Cully Jazz Festival, Chapiteau, Cully, Switzerland; April 15, 2015. Excellent satellite radio.

Lisa is the daughter of Nina Simone and Andrew Stroud. Before her acting career, Lisa served in the United States Air Force as an engineering assistant. Along with the acid jazz band Liquid Soul, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for their 2000 album Here’s The Deal. She tours frequently, singing jazz standards and her own material, most recently on tour in Europe with her 2014 album, All Is Well - she was 52 before recording some of her own compositions.

With All is Well, Lisa has come up with a personal and finely crafted album, in which Nina occasionally surges forth, but never gate crashes. Having moved from under the shadow of her mother, Lisa is able to pay homage to her in her own way with a brilliant reworking of the iconic hit, Ain’t Got No, I Got Life. With the support of her composer, arranger and guitarist, the Senegalese Hervé Samb, the singer reveals her complex vocal talent: powerful, supple and sensual.

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

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Track 01. All Is Well [fade in] 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 02. Child In Me 5:28 (9.2MB)
Track 03. Announcement Lisa Simone 0:32 (889k)
Track 04. Band Intro/Revolution 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 05. Announcement Lisa Simone 0:21 (603k)
Track 06. Ain’t Got No (I Got Life) 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 07. Don’t Wanna Go 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 08. Announcement Lisa Simone 0:32 (905k)
Track 09. Soothing Kind Of Love 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 10. The Hardest Part 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 11. New World Coming 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 12. My World 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 13. Take It To The Father 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 14. Drums 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 15. Suzanne 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 16. Work Song 8:11 (13.8MB)
Track 17. Announcement Lisa Simone 0:26 (726k)
Track 18. Finally Free 4:16 (7.2MB)
80 mins

Lineup:
Lisa Simone - vocals
Hervé Samb - guitar
Reggie Washington - bass
Sonny Troupé - drums

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NICOLETTE LARSON - WEST HOLLYWOOD 1979

April 18, 2015 – 3:03 pm

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NICOLETTE LARSON
West Hollywood 1979 [A Flying M Production, 1CD]

Live at the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA; April 3, 1979 (late show). Fairly to very good audience recording.

Noted as a back-up vocalist for Neil Young and for the hit song, Lotta Love, Nicolette Larson passed away in 1997 of cerebral edema and liver failure. She was 45. And there aren’t many live shows being shared, so a decently recorded show, albeit incomplete, is still something for the fans.

Thanks to the LA tape eXchange team; and to flyingm for sharing the tracks at Dime.

flyingm noted:

Sounds like I might have copied this with the Dolby off looking for a cheap high. If you listen real close between songs you might also hear a light ticking sound which is the beginning of the TEAC’s transport problems. Applause was tacked on to the end of Old Folks boogie as the master was quickly flipped but that was the end of what I had on my tape.

This fragment was found on the end of a reel. Must be a few songs missing as shows at the Roxy were usually in the 50-60 minute range. One day the remaining songs will turn up. So for now this will have to do.

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Lineage:
Recorded by the LA tape eXchange team. John was the engineer and holding the microphones were Mark (the B-Man) right and Mike (the Flying M) left.
Source: 2 Sennheiser MKH-404 tu mics > Teac PC-10 w/ Dolby
R2R copy (1979): Akaii GX 570 D2 w/ Dolby (?), bias @ 70us > Revox B-77 on TDK Audua 1800 tape
Transfer (2015): Revox B77 > Korg MR2000-s @ 1 bit 5.6 MHz DSD
Mastering: AudioGate (24-96) > iZotope RX4A > Adobe Audition 3.0 > AudioGate Aqua (16-44) > TLH [Flac level 8]

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Track 01. Breaking Too Many Hearts 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 02. Give A Little 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 03. Mexican Divorce 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 04. Clear Light 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 05. Come Early Morning 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 06. French Waltz 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 07. You Send Me 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 08. Can’t Get Away From You 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 09. Band introduction 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 10. Old Folks Boogie 4:57 (8.3MB)
40 mins

Lineup:
Nicolette Larson - vocals
Lee Thornburg - trumpet
Jerry Jumonville - sax
Bobby LaKind - congas
Ted Templeman - perc?
Bob Glaub - bass
Rick Shlosser – drums
Franny Payne - back up singer
Bill Payne - keyboards
Paul Barrere - lead guitar

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MANFRED MANN - ILLINOIS 1976

April 18, 2015 – 4:25 am

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MANFRED MANN
Illinois 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at B’ginnings, Schaumburg, IL; November 10, 1976. Fairly to very good WXRT FM broadcast.

Two Springsteen covers here but in the old days, Manfred Mann (the band) also did some mean Dylan covers.

Thanks to tmat44 for sharing the show at Dime.

tmat44 noted:

Another WXRT show, albeit one I copied from a good buddy of mine who taped it. The original (and buddy) are a long-gone part of my past. I made a copy of this from the original taper, who lost the tape during one of his moves. The original tape was recorded from the WXRT-FM Sunday Night Concert in 1977. The following edits were made:

- Fade in on Track 1
- Fade out on Track 8 during applause
No other editing done.

There is an abrupt start to Track 1. Father Of Night is split into two tracks (due to tape flip), which I decided to leave alone. There is a hiss, probably more due to the FM signal than to tape hiss, but it is only noticeable during silent passages.

I had not listened to this in a good 20 years, and it sounds much better than I had remembered.

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Lineage:
FM (SBD) > 2nd gen cassette > CDR (using an HHB CDR 830 CD recorder) > CDWAV > EAC > Nero Wave Editor for track splits => FLAC (align on sector boundaries)

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Track 01. Spirit In The Night 8:05 (13.6MB)
Track 02. Davy’s On The Road Again 8:58 (15.1MB)
Track 03. Time Is Right 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 04. Father Of Night (part 1)/tape flip 7:30 (12.6MB)
Track 05. Father Of Night (part 2) 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 06. Captain Bobby Stout 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 07. Blinded By The Light 8:38 (14.5MB)
Track 08. The Mighty Quinn 9:37 (16.2MB)
61 mins

Lineup:
Manfred Mann - keyboards
Chris Hamlet Thompson - vocals, guitar
Dave Flett - lead guitar
Colin Pattenden - bass
Chris Slade - drums, percussion, backing vocals

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SUNNY MURRAY - DOELEN JAZZ 1972

April 17, 2015 – 3:54 pm

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SUNNY MURRAY AND MISHA MENGELBERG
Doelen Jazz 1972 [no label, 1CD]

Live at De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; March 26, 1972. Excellent webcast.

In 1967, Dutch jazz pianist and composer Misha Mengelberg co-founded the Instant Composers Pool, an organisation which promoted avant garde Dutch jazz performances and recordings. Mengelberg has played with a large variety of musicians. He has often performed in a duo with fellow Dutchman (drummer) Hans Bennink, with other collaborators including Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker and Anthony Braxton. - wikipedia

Sunny Murray is one of the pioneers of the free jazz style of drumming. He was among the first to forgo the drummer’s traditional role as timekeeper in favor of purely textural playing. After his period with Cecil Taylor’s group, Murray’s influence continued as a core part of Albert Ayler’s trio who recorded Spiritual Unity: “Sunny Murray and Albert Ayler did not merely break through bar lines, they abolished them altogether.” - wikipedia

Thanks to Neetelbaers for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
MPEG 1.0 Layer 3 192kbps 44kHz [Dutch Radio 6 webcast] > VLC player > mp3DirectCut

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Track 01. Misha Mengelberg - piano solo 14:17 (20.6MB)
Track 02. Sunny Murray Spiritual Ensemble (excerpt) 15:58 (23.0MB)
31 mins

Sunny Murray - drums
Bob Taylor - tenorsax
Joseph Dejean - electric guitar
Bob Reid - bass

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FRANK ZAPPA - KNEBWORTH 1978

April 17, 2015 – 4:24 am

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FRANK ZAPPA
Oh God, Not Another Boring Old Knebworth Festival [no label, 2CD]

Live at Knebworth Park, UK; September 9, 1978. Fairly to very good soundboard.

This probably used to circulate especially in the cassette days and should bring back a lot of memories for some. The other acts for the day were The Tubes, Peter Gabriel, Boomtown Rats, Rockpile and Wilko Johnson.

Ken Dryden, allmusic.com:

The opener, “The Deathless Horsie,” is an almost overwhelming vehicle featuring Zappa’s guitar over a long plodding vamp. Other highlights include a turbocharged take of “A Pound for a Brown on the Bus,” the complete medley of songs from the first side of Apostrophe, including the bonus addition of “Rollo” (a piece either omitted from that record or added later to the arrangement), and a preview of Zappa’s wicked blues shuffle “Bamboozled by Love.”

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Thanks to SIRMick; Dave MaximumDarkness and deadmanmort for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to LiborioFriki for the artwork - modified here.

Lineage:
Source: Soundboard Cassette (1st gen)
Transfer: Cassette > Technics RS-TR212 > Audacity > wav 24/96
Lineage: wav 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 4 Advanced > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced >
iZotope RX 4 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH Flac 16

Patches:
All of “Knick Knack Intro”
The first 40.76 seconds of “The Deathless Horsie”
1:48 - 2:46.37 of “A Pound For A Brown”
Patch source; Aud (WIU2B-walk-fl) seeded to Zappateers December 2007.
Speed and level adjustments have been made.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Knick Knack Intro 2:10 (3.6MB)
Track 102. The Deathless Horsie 9:06 (15.3MB)
Track 103. Dancin’ Fool 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 104. Easy Meat 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 105. Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 106. Keep It Greasey 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 107. Village Of The Sun 7:40 (12.9MB)
Track 108. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 109. City Of Tiny Lights 7:50 (13.2MB)
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. A Pound For A Brown 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 202. Bobby Brown 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 203. Conehead 5:30 (9.2MB)
Track 204. Flakes 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 205. Magic Fingers 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 206. Yellow Snow Suite 13:19 (22.4MB)
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow/Nanook Rubs It/St Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast/Father O’Blivion/Rollo

Track 207. Encore Preamble 0:36 (1.0MB)
Track 208. Bamboozled By Love 6:47 (11.4MB)
44 mins

Lineup:
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
Ed Mann - percussion, vocals
Peter Wolf - keyboards
Denny Walley - guitar, vocals
Ike Willis - guitar, vocals
Tommy Mars - keyboards, vocals
Arthur Barrow - bass, vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums, seal call

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THE REPLACEMENTS - SEATTLE 2015

April 16, 2015 – 5:31 am

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THE REPLACEMENTS
Seattle 2015 [JEMS Master, 2CD]

Live at the Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA; April 9, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Thanks to JEMS and to BLG for sharing this show at Dime.

BLG noted:

A great set by The Replacements on the first night of their “Back By Unpopular Demand” tour at a theater they last played in June of 1991 (which we also taped). The Mats played the first minute and 40 seconds of the show behind a curtain, which they raised as the vocals began for “Seen Your Video.” This setlist was much heavier on deep cuts than the festival appearances they’ve made over the last two years and at least a couple of songs appeared to be in response to requests from the audience.

Consequence Of Sound:

The Replacements kicked off their first legitimate US tour in nearly 25 years last night at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Titled “Back By Unpopular Demand,” the show was the band’s first following last year’s two appearances at Austin City Limits, and they shook off any settled dust with a 31-song performance. Needless to say, the setlist was worthy of being called “epic”…

As expected, they also tossed in snippets of other goofy covers and made sure to play a handful of guaranteed classics, but on the whole, it’s just further proof they’re hardly phoning this reunion in, despite the tongue-in-cheek press releases. Who would have ever thought The Replacements would be so damn ambitious?

Lineage:
Nakamichi 700 mics > Olympus LS-7 (24/96 capture) > Wavelab (master and convert to 44.1) > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Seen Your Video 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 102. Color Me Impressed 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 103. Never Mind 3:06 (5.2MB)
Track 104. I Will Dare 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 105. Kiss Me On The Bus 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 106. Nobody 3:12 (5.4MB)
Track 107. 20th Century Boy/Bang a Gong (Get It On)/All Shook Down 3:10 (5.3MB)
Track 108. Anywhere’s Better Than Here 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 109. Treatment Bound 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 110. Androgynous 3:25 (5.8MB)
Track 111. I’ll Be You 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 112. Take Me Down To The Hospital 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 113. Sixteen Blue 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 114. The Ledge 3:54 (6.6MB)
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Maybellene 0:39 (1.1MB)
Track 202. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 203. I’m In Trouble 2:14 (3.7MB)
Track 204. Kissin’ In Action/Iron Man 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 205. Left Of The Dial 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 206. Valentine 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 207. Waitress In The Sky 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 208. Within Your Reach 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 209. Can’t Hardly Wait 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 210. Bastards of Young/My Boy Lollipop 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 211. If Only You Were Lonely 1:06 (1.8MB)
Track 212. Ghost On The Canvas/Suzanne 3:50 (6.4MB)
Track 213. Skyway 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 214. Alex Chilton 4:04 (6.8MB)
43 mins

Lineup:
Paul Westerberg - guitar, vocals
Tommy Stinson - bass
Josh Freese - drums
Dave Minehan - guitar

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - CAPTAIN CONSCIOUSNESS PRESENTS

April 15, 2015 – 3:42 pm

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JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Captain Consciousness Presents [Deep Six, 1CD]

Various dates and venues. Generally, fairly good audience (?) / radio (?) recordings. Slight audio dropouts here and there on some of the tracks.

Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com:

Fourteen of the 20 songs on this disc of unreleased live 1966 Jefferson Airplane were recorded at a couple of gigs in January 1966 at Vancouver. (Not that you would necessarily know this from looking at the sleeve notes; the psychedelic lettering is virtually impossible to read.) These are the only live recordings of the Skip Spence-era lineup to have escaped into wide circulation and, as such, have considerable historical value.

As music, it’s only fair. The fidelity is mediocre, although listenable, and the playing is not as tight or powerful as it would be even on the several bootlegs of unreleased live Airplane shows from late 1966. Most of the set is taken off their first album, but it’s remarkable for the inclusion of several covers not found anywhere else, and ones that you wouldn’t have suspected to have been part of the Airplane’s early repertoire - “In the Midnight Hour,” “Lay Down Your Weary Tune,” the Byrds’ “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better,” “Kansas City,” and Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me to Do.”

Of these, “Lay Down Your Weary Tune” and “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” sound about exactly as you’d expect them to, but the blues and R&B items are clunky and whitebread, not working nearly as well as the folk-rockers. The CD ends with six tracks from late 1966 (the date given is September 30, 1966), when Signe Anderson was in her final days with the Airplane. The sound and performance on these are notably better than the Vancouver recordings, but the tracks have long been available on other bootlegs, some of which (such as Flight Log) offer a much more complete version of the show, with 11 songs.

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Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Track 01. Get Together (minor dropouts) 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 02. Kansas City 1:35 (2.7MB)
Track 03. High Flying Bird 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 04. In The Midnight Hour 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 05. Lay Down Your Weary Tune 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 06. Tobacco Road 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 07. Runnin’ ‘Round This World 2:39 (4.5MB)
Track 08. Kansas City 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 09. Bringin’ Me Down 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 10. I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better 2:24 (4.0MB)
Track 11. It’s No Secret 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 12. High Flying Bird 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 13. This Is My Life 5:47 (9.7MB)
Track 14. Go To Her 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 15. The Other Side Of This Life 7:39 (12.8MB)
Track 16. Run Around 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 17. It’s No Secret 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 18. Go To Her 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 19. Don’t Slip Away 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 20. Come Up The Years 2:49 (4.7MB)
75 mins

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