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The California Jam 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA; April 6, 1974. Very good FM broadcast.

Seals And Crofts (Jim Seals and Dash Crofts), like the group America in the ’70s, were noted for their harmonies and memorable hits such as Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl, I’ll Play For You, Get Closer and We May Never Pass This Way (Again).

Thanks to Flying M for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Flying M noted:

(Tracklist) may not be the actual running order as played live. Part of the 4 hour “California Jam” simulcast on ABC-TV and KLOS-FM here in Los Angeles. This is from my “off air” master reel > my DAT. The reels were dying back in the ’90s and this was a backup or safety copy. Some restoration work was done with iZotope RX4 advanced. Cleaned up real nice.

KLOS-FM (wire antenna) > Fisher 600T Receiver > Dokorder Reel-to-Reel @ 3 3/4 ips using Ampex LN-1800 tape
Revox B-77 > Phase Linear Noise Correlator > Sony DTC-690 @ 16/48 (safety copy)
Sony DTC-690 > Hard Drive (via toslink) > Audacity (16-44)
iZotope RX4 Advanced & Har-Bal 3.0 > CD Wave > TLH [flac 8]

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Track 01. Windflowers 1:58 (4.7MB)
Track 02. Diamond Girl 3:57 (9.5MB)
Track 03. The King of Nothing 3:03 (7.3MB)
Track 04. Ruby Jean and Billy Lee 4:26 (10.6MB)
Track 05. Hummingbird 4:41 (11.3MB)
Track 06. Unborn Child 3:53 (9.3MB)
Track 07. Wisdom 4:41 (11.2MB)
Track 08. High on the Mountain 5:15 (12.6MB)
Track 09. Ridin’ Thumb 3:40 (8.8MB)
Track 10. Standing on a Mountain Top 3:46 (9.0MB)
Track 11. Fiddles of Thunder 2:38 (6.3MB)
42 mins

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  1. 5 Responses to “SEALS AND CROFTS - CALIFORNIA 1974”

  2. You did it again BigO! Thanks for the Seals & Crofts. I look forward to listening to this ASAP. Thanks again.

    By manofamillionchords on Dec 21, 2016

  3. According to this was the complete show, in order:
    1. The Fiddle Song
    2. Windflowers
    3. Diamond Girl
    4. King of Nothing
    5. Ruby Lee & Billy Lee
    6. Hummingbird
    7. Unborn Child
    8. Ridin’ Thumb
    9. Standin’ on a Mountain Top
    10. The Gate
    11. High on a Mountain

    By California Jam & Jelly on Dec 22, 2016

  4. Thanks. Nice memento. I was there.

    By Alan on Dec 22, 2016

  5. thanks for posting the correct running order.
    I got close.
    From listening to the broadcast I would argue about the fiddle song as the opener. If you listen the crowd is really into this song clapping along quite loud and that would be unlikely for the first song in their set.
    Not like that many of us came to this festival for Seals and Crofts but most of us were very pleasantly surprised at how good they were.
    My guess is that the Fiddle song was actually the encore so I put it at the end. I was there but it’s been so long I can’t remember much more than I liked them after hearing them play.
    Thank you Big O for bringing this over here so more people can enjoy this classic Seals and Crofts performance.
    Happy New Years to everyone, everywhere!

    By mike on Jan 3, 2017

  6. Thanks;I was there,too.

    The album cover seems to have left off Black Sabbath.

    Tickets were the hefty sum of $10.

    The gates were opened hours early because so many people were jamming the parking lots.

    Traffic was backed up for miles.

    By NAMoosedog on Jan 3, 2017

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