RONNIE WOOD & MICK TAYLOR - NEW YORK 2013

January 21, 2014 – 4:57 am

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RONNIE WOOD & MICK TAYLOR
A Tribute to Jimmy Reed 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Cutting Room, New York City, NY; November 7, 2013 (first night of three). Good to very good audience recording.

From November 7 to 9, 2013, Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor paid tribute to bluesman Jimmy Reed at The Cutting Room in New York.

Brad Tolinksi of Guitar World magazine on the November 9 show:

During most of the evening, Wood and Taylor locked in on rhythm parts that were different, but complimentary, as they snaked and slithered around each other, avoiding lengthy solos in favor of tasty fills and sharp statements that would’ve made the economical Reed proud.

More often than not, the comically animated Wood, who sang and stood center stage, let his array of harmonicas do the majority of the soloing as he demonstrated his surprisingly fluid chops on the blues harp.

Patrick Doyle of Rolling Stone magazine wrote:

Wood and Taylor’s show last night at the tiny venue was a loose blast as they played the blues they grew up on – the setlist included no Rolling Stones songs and mostly explored Mississippi electric blues pioneer Jimmy Reed… While the pairing may seem surprising, the duo go way back: Wood was a huge fan of Taylor’s in England in the Sixties. He would even fill in for Taylor when he was stricken by stage fright in his band the Gods. “He used to be too nervous even to go on, and he’d say ‘Ronnie, play my bit for me,” Wood recalled in According to the Rolling Stones. “Mick Taylor always underestimated his talent”…

That dynamic was still evident last night, with Wood relishing the role of frontman – mugging in exaggerated poses while howling away on classics… They both harmonized on Reeds’ “Bright Lights Big City,” and traded raucous slide licks during an extended take on Reed’s “Going to New York.” The show recalled what those nights must have been like, or something you might see at a late night jam at Woody’s on the Beach, Woods’ ill-fated Miami nightclub – and proved the duo don’t need the Stones touring machine t0 put on a mindblowing show.

Thanks to amarilio/abbcccus who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

Picture posted at mmusicmag.com.

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Track 00. applause/chat 1:25 (2.4MB)
Track 01. Good Lover 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 02. Big Boss Man 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 03. chat 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 04. Bright Lights, Big City 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 05. Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 06. Baby, What You Want Me to Do 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 07. Blue Carnegie 4:53 (8.2MB)
Track 08. I’m Mr Luck 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 09. I’m the Man Down There 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 10. chat/band intro 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 11. High and Lonesome 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 12. Going to New York 4:04 (6.8MB)
57 mins

Lineup:
Ronnie Wood - guitar, garmonica, vocals
Mick Taylor - guitar
Simon Kirke - drums
Al Kooper - Hammond B3 organ
Wilbur Bascomb - bass

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  1. 19 Responses to “RONNIE WOOD & MICK TAYLOR - NEW YORK 2013”

  2. Wow…with Al Kooper. Will listen to this gem. Thanks to Big O!

    By Bubbles on Jan 21, 2014

  3. Thank you very much… AND, with SIMON KIRKE

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jan 21, 2014

  4. Woody, Mick Taylor, AND Al Kooper. Priceless!

    By Nick on Jan 21, 2014

  5. the tickets for this event were $50-150 with a $20 food/drink minimum per person. i dont know if i could drink $20 worth in less than an hour. well maybe the drinks are $10 each. then i could. but if they were $5 each thats 4 in under an hour. drink up!! haha. i guess if u got there early enough u could manage it. people dont show up just as the set is starting. kinda obnoxious to charge up to $150 for tickets to a show and still have the nerve to charge another $20 for a minimum for drinks or food.

    a review i read for this series of one of the nites had keith showing up i believe. i think it was the 9th. i looked for this item for a week or two after it happened then forgot all about it til now. there are clips of these shows on youtube.

    By darth on Jan 21, 2014

  6. Yeah, it’s not really hard to fulfill a $20 food/drink minimum at a club in NYC. And, for Manhattan, $50-150 is cheap these days, particularly for a small venue with such musical legends involved. Recently my extended family were meeting up in Manhattan to go to a Broadway show and asked if I wanted to go. Though not a big musical theatre fan, I said “sure,” just to see everybody, and was told the tickets were $285 a piece (meaning that, for both my brothers, my mom, my three nieces and myself, this family outing would end up costing close to two grand, and that’s not counting dinner, taxis, etc.), and this was not any kind of special event. I passed, so, believe me, it’s not that I’m saying I think these kinds of prices are a good thing, just that that’s the way it rolls in New York these days.

    By YogaforCynics on Jan 21, 2014

  7. I`m a big Jimmy Reed fan,Woody and Mick are two very fine guitarists and this set is a nice treat for me.Who gives a shit how much it cost to see them live?We have a document of it to enjoy forever…so enjoy it.Thx Big O.

    By Couz on Jan 21, 2014

  8. thats a lot for a bway show. i dont recall tickets going over the $100 mark but then i left nyc in nov 95. hard to imagine that theyve gone that high. thats a lot. altho u can usually get 4 ppl in a cab. or a larger cab they used to call checkers. if youre in an outer boro u might pay $15-20 to go from home to the show each way. i dont know if id spend $2k for 7 people to see a show and all that but i guess u could have used a car and parked in a garage nearby. eaten before the show saving a few $100 and cab costs. but thats just my thought. u can go to shows that are half priced instead of full priced too but that takes a little know how. theres a place on 47th and bway. but im sure u know all that.

    By darth on Jan 21, 2014

  9. yes i do. yawn.

    the ticket prices are no surprise. it was $600 for a good seat on the recent stones tour. the majority of the other shows at the cutting room are $20 but theyre not two rolling stones. quite an increase over the $45 for taylor at irium in nyc the year before, but you have two stones here and wood excelled on the tour so….

    By berth on Jan 21, 2014

  10. it seems i misspelled my name above. so much for another perfect year. sigh…

    By barth on Jan 21, 2014

  11. concert tickets and bway tickets cant be compared. and how good one of the musicians is (ie - how much he excelled on the tour) has no bearing on the ticket price. its not as if theyre saying well hes gonna do really well at this show so we’re charging an extra $100 for this. that just wouldnt make any sense.
    and finally.. how the hell do u misspell your own name? whats that all about?

    By darth on Jan 21, 2014

  12. yawn. harrumph. read this reallll sloooooow and u might understand o lord of lackluster.

    “how good one of the musicians is (ie - how much he excelled on the tour) has no bearing on the ticket price.”
    ron wood has been known to have “problems”. he didnt on the stones 2013 tour. try getting a jeff beck ticket for $10.

    the high ticket price was due to:
    1. the status of the musicians.
    2. the fact that they toured extensively earlier in the year and received oodles of good publicity.
    3. if the aforementioned tour had gotten bad reviews prices would have been lower. no one would pay a high price for a washed up classic rockers except u the torchbearer of trite.

    therefore… they charged much more than taylor did the previous year at an nyc club.

    i hit the wrong key.

    how do u continually embarrass yourself here? no one else does it.

    By barth on Jan 21, 2014

  13. darth….it’s a small place. And you have superstars playing. That’s why they charge the high prices. That’s kind of easy to figure out. Plus the rhythm section….Simon Kirke and Wilbur Bascomb! Not too shabby.

    By JB on Jan 22, 2014

  14. Adult Drink prices in NYC are expensive. I saw Robbie Krieger’s Jam Kitchen their last August at this venue. My friend & I had no problem posting a 3 digit tab. I charge the entire thing to the Mr Underhill.

    By niroopa on Jan 22, 2014

  15. if jimmy reed is your thing you might want to get a copy of the tribute disc that omar dykes and jimmie vaughan did.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDMY5muSAHM

    By sluggo on Jan 23, 2014

  16. Why didn’t they play “Barth of the Blues”?

    By George Martini on Jan 25, 2014

  17. the encore was “big barth man”, “mannish barth”, “bring it on home to barth”, and everyones favorite all time classic- “dont start darth to talkin’ “

    By barth on Jan 25, 2014

  18. Whoa…for a minute there listening to this I thought I was back at the Marquee Club. This is really really good stuff!

    By Mister Jimmy on Jan 28, 2014

  19. Thank’s for the music BigO !

    By Bruce on Feb 12, 2014

  20. Great concert, great classics !!
    Thanks a lot, BigO !!!

    By Lodger on May 20, 2014

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