September 11, 2016 – 5:08 am

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Swingin’ Auditorium [Seymour Records, 1CD]

Live at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA; February 19, 1971. Very good soundboard.

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Thanks to genkigen for sharing the show at Dime.

genkigen noted:

This is the opening show for Fleetwood Mac. This is the complete recording at Swing Auditorium 1971. The source is digital remastered from first generation reel tape.

taperpat noted at Dime:

Last track (Wine) not from the Swing Auditorium but from Eagles Ballroom in Seattle. I added it as filler to an early transfer and it has followed around the San Bernadino set for years. Transfer not from master reel but probably MSR > R > R with maybe one less R. Bruce Harvie has postulated that Don Carey may be original taper.

pixielf at Dime:

OK Peggy, here is your story of the Mike Bloomfield Eagle’s Auditorium 2/27/70 recording - date is from the Walt Crowley book on the Seattle ’60’s scene. It is not a pretty story nor one I am particularly proud of, so please bear with me.

I met this guy in the early ’70’s in a Seattle record store who claimed to have recorded Mike off the soundboard as well as Steve Miller with a horn section at PLU in Tacoma. We made arrangements to meet and I drove up to Seattle (about 90 minutes one way). I brought my end of the trade but at the end of the day, he had excuses why I couldn’t dub off the reels. He claimed to be not only the promoter but also the piano player, who can be faintly be heard at a quiet spot in the middle of “Wine”. I remember he played me the version of Wine on this tiny 3-inch reel that he had dubbed from the master. He was very proud of his piano playing as well of himself.

Sometime later I returned to Seattle along with my brothers to complete the transaction only to find him in the middle of a move. So we helped him move all day in my VW van (it was the ’70s). At the end of the day, he came up with some other excuse as to why I couldn’t dub off the reels - I had even brought my reel with me that time - just in case. So when I left, I pocketed the tiny reel which only had Wine on it. His name was Gordon Mogdon - pretty sure of the spelling - and I haven’t heard from him since.

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Silver CD > EAC (Secure Offset Corrected) > WAV > FLAC Level 8
Source: SBD > 1st. Gen. Reel > CDR > EAC  > Cool Edit > Flac
Recorded by Harry Kaslow w/ Uher Report reel deck from SBD MR
Transfer: Pat, August 2006, 1st Gen reel-Revox A-77 reel > Phillips 785 CDR burner > CDR
Pixielf: Unknown lineage CDR ( very low gen!)-CDR
Doc Tinker: CDR > EAC  > Cool Edit (use of better channel only-EQ) > Flac

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Track 01. If You See My Baby 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 02. Poor Kelly 13:19 (22.4MB)
Track 03. Stateboro Blues 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 04. You Won’t See Me 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 05. She’s Mine (aka I Found True Love) 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 06. Come Back Baby 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 07. Driftin’ and Driftin’ 10:07 (17.0MB)
Track 08. Drinkin’ Wine 2:43 (4.6MB)
48 mins

Mike Bloomfield - guitar, vocals [1-3, 7]
John Kahn - bass
Ron Wilmuth - trumpet
Ron “Reverend” Stallings - sax, vocals [4-7, 9]
unknown - keyboard
unknown - drums

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  1. 7 Responses to “MIKE BLOOMFIELD - SAN BERNARDINO 1971”

  2. Bloomfield was the best guitarist I ever saw while living in the Bay Area during the 1960’s. Thank you, Big O!

    By Texas Tom on Sep 11, 2016

  3. pixielf,
    I saw a Facebook Posting for a Gordon Mogden from Seattle, a “Retired Musician/Audio Engineer”. Maybe that’s your Guy.

    By Britinvdon on Sep 12, 2016

  4. Wonderful. Again. Many thanks for the treaures you find anbd put up here. Much appreciated, as they say were I live. Bloomfield was superb and got wasted away by his lifestyle. RIP to a legend.

    By Canute on Sep 12, 2016

  5. Ps ….just bought the book. Thanks for the reminder that it was out.

    By Canute on Sep 12, 2016

  6. Mike Bloomfield - guiter, vocals


    By sluggo on Sep 13, 2016

  7. Big O - Is there a Track 9? “Rev” Stallings sings vocals on track 9?

    By ScarRad on Sep 20, 2016

  8. Never mind, Big O. Error is in artwork.

    By ScarRad on Sep 20, 2016

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