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Featuring Bob Dylan, Benny Goodman, Sonny Terry, George Benson and more
PBS TV Special 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at WTTW-TV Studios, Chicago, Illinois; broadcast on December 13, 1975. Very good audio (ripped from TV broadcast). Slight hiss.

Thanks to flyingM for sharing this show at Lossless Legs.

flyingM noted (April 2011):

John Hammond was responsible for discovering Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Pete Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen, among others. This show was a tribute at his retirement.

Come along on a trip with Mr Peabody, Sherman and I in the “Way Back Machine”, back back back to December 1975…

Bob Dylan was going to be on TV. This was in the day before home video recorders were common. This was also at a time when the audio portion of broadcast television was very Low-Fi. My television was a Motorola Quasar with RCA output jacks and exceptional audio quality (for a TV). The recorder was my new TEAC 4070G reel to reel. The Phase Linear auto-correlator was used in the transfer to DAT. In post-production a 3 dB boost at 300 Hz was done to give this a fuller sound.

This Bob Dylan performance is no longer hard to find. [Ed: recently reported that there is a limited edition/500-only white vinyl 10-inch boot of Bob Dylan’s three songs.] The true gem of this show has turned out to be those “old guys”. What a band and I just love the sound of Benny Goodman on his clarinet. Then there is George Benson playing the Charlie Christian parts perfectly on 7 come 11.

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KCET Los Angeles > Cable > Quazar TV (RCA audio output jacks) > Teac 4070G @ 3 3/4 ips
Transfer to DAT (1996): Revox B-77 > Phase Linear 1000 auto-correlator > Sony DTC-690
Transfer to hard drive (2011): Sony DTC-690 > Audigy 4 Pro (via toslink) > Audacity (fades, clean up and conversion to 16-44.1) > CD Wav > Traders Little Helper [Flac level 8]

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Disc 1
Track 101. Untitled 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 102. Band Introduction 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 103. I May Be Wrong 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 104. Ain’t Nobody’s Business * 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 105. Body And Soul * 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 106. Where Can I Go? * 5:54 (9.9MB)
Track 107. Untitled ** 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 108. Sweet Loraine ** 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 109. Avalon ** 4:42 (7.9MB)
Track 110. 7 Come Eleven ** 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 111. Untitled ** 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 112. Untitled ** 3:53 (6.5MB)
51 mins

Benny Carter - alto sax
Benny Morton - trombone
Red Nobles - vibraphone
George Benson - guitar
Jo Jones - drums
Milt Hinton - bass
Teddy Wilson - piano
Helen Humes - vocals *
Benny Goodman - clarinet **

Disc 2
Sonny Terry
Track 201. Introduction 1:21 (2.3MB)
Track 202. My Baby Done Changed The Lock On The Door 3:50 (6.4MB)
Track 203. Sonny’s Funny Story 1:43 (2.9MB)
Track 204. A Whoopin’ The Blues 3:51 (6.5MB)

John Hammond Jr
Track 205. Untitled 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 206. I Can’t Find My Baby (with Sonny Terry) 4:43 (7.9MB)

Bob Dylan
Track 207. Hurricane 8:53 (14.9MB)
Track 208. Oh Sister 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 209. A Simple Twist Of Fate 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 210. Closing remarks 0:45 (1.3MB)
38 mins

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  2. Track 205 is Robert Johnson’s “Terraplane Blues”. i remember watching this on tv back in the day, its a terrific show. thanks bigO!

    heres a Rolling Stone article by the great writer Robert Palmer on this show:

    By barth on Aug 19, 2016

  3. Bob Dylan
    Rob Stoner,Bass
    Bobby Neuwirth,
    Howie Wyeth,Drums
    Scarlet Rivera,Violin

    By Philippe on Aug 19, 2016

  4. I love the sound on this, and the absolute stellar performances by the top notch musicians. Other artists could have been past their prime. They sound right in the middle of theirs. SWeet BAby!

    By ScarRad on Aug 19, 2016

  5. So Glad Your Still With Us ScarRad!

    By Popa C on Aug 20, 2016

  6. That’s “Jo Jones” on drums; no “E”.

    By John Schott on Aug 22, 2016

  7. (and Helen Humes on vocals.)

    By John Schott on Aug 22, 2016

  8. Thanks John.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 22, 2016

  9. I will update my files with these corrections.
    Thank you.
    Glad everyone’s enjoying this

    By mike on Sep 5, 2016

  10. Hello,

    The links are now ‘104 error.not found’
    Any chance of reviving them ?

    By Hilda Fernhout on Sep 11, 2018

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