DAVE MASON - DALY CITY 1975

November 23, 2009 – 4:16 am

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DAVE MASON BAND
Daly City 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Cow Palace, Daly City, CA, December 31, 1975. Very good KSAN FM broadcast.

With Cliff Richard and The Shadows currently on tour, attention is once again focused on Hank Marvin who is rated by fans and critics as one of the best guitarists in the world. In the meantime, fans of classic guitar rock should recall another cool guitarist of the day and might want to relive this popular show from 1975.

Said to be taken from the late Jerry Moore’s copy (veteran Grateful Dead taper), this very good FM broadcast brings out the best in Dave Mason’s clean and biting guitar. Like many rockers who gained prominence in the ’60s, Mason’s resume is impressive and long - Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Mama Cass Elliot and even Michael Jackson, to name a few.

Having just released the Split Coconut album in September 1975, Mason played only the title track from the album for this New Year’s Eve show and filled the set with some “golden oldies” such as Feelin’ Alright, All Along The Watchtower, Only You Know And I Know and Gimme Some Lovin’, a song whose riffs kind of foreshadow those on The Eagles’ Life In The Fast Lane.

Listening to this show, one realises that Mason did not receive as much recognition as a guitarist as he deserves and it’s good to know that Mason received his Outstanding Career Achievement Honor at the Media Interactive Conference in Hollywood on November 21. But that’s like a bonus.  Guitar rock fans should check out Mason’s show if and when the man comes to town. Visit www.dave-mason.com for tour updates.

Thanks to Rob Berger for sharing the lossless show on the internet.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (57:06)
Track 101. DJ (2.7MB)
Track 102. Feelin’ Alright (8.8MB)
Track 103. Watitin’ On You (7.4MB)
Track 104. Split Coconut (8.3MB)
Track 105. Show Me Some Affection (7.8MB)
Track 106. World In Changes (8.9MB)
Track 107. Every Woman (5.1MB)
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Track 108. Look At You, Look At Me (20.6MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 109. Headkeeper (9.0MB)

Disc 2 (35:00)
Track 201. Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave (9.0MB)
Track 202. All Along The Watchtower (9.5MB)
Track 203. Gimme Some Lovin’ (16.0MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 204. Bring It On Home To Me (6.1MB)
Track 205. Only You Know And I Know (7.6MB)

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  1. 15 Responses to “DAVE MASON - DALY CITY 1975”

  2. Waiting for the second cd from this great man!
    Thanks ;)

    By Rochacrimson on Nov 23, 2009

  3. thanks for posting.

    By bob on Nov 24, 2009

  4. I was at that show. We went to see Santana and left BIG Dave Mason fans! Thanks for the post of this great event.

    By gringo557 on Nov 25, 2009

  5. Great band, saw them several times in the 70’s including the night Elvis died - Dave was pretty shook up over it.

    By Bill from Pgh on Nov 26, 2009

  6. Thanks for putting this up on your blog.

    By shadreck on Nov 27, 2009

  7. Too bad the concert you are listening here is not in stereo as D.M. and KSAN intended. I have the concert on cassette and transferred to digital copy as original. Heck, I can process it to 256K if necessary. You boys are listening to a less than stellar copy of this concert.

    By dadslife on Dec 18, 2009

  8. I was at this concert on the bicentennial New years eve. Anyone at the concert will remember the big staute of liberty on a platform which rolled down the middle of the main floor at midnight. Wow what a show! I was in the Army at the time at Fort Ord in Monterry. Those were the days, concerts at Winterland, Kezar statium (S.N.A.C.K concert, Monterry Pops, on and on.

    By Kevin (kilo) on Jan 8, 2010

  9. Hello,

    I have been looking for this for years. Thank you very much for publishing it here.

    Kirk

    By Kirk Lewis on Nov 28, 2011

  10. Does anyone have any shows from the Mason/Capaldi 40,000 Headman tour?

    By Liberty on Jul 15, 2012

  11. liberty - do u have the official cd? if u didnt know about it -
    http://www.amazon.com/Live-40-000-Headmen-Tour/dp/B00000J801
    i also found it at cduniverse.
    however if u want a free copy of it i found it at rapidshare if u know how to search there.
    if u are looking for another show other than that one im thinking u probably didnt know that an official cd was issued.
    btw.. there are sections of this recording that u wouldnt know its official but when the music itself is actually playing u can tell. its the between song sections that would make someone question that. trust me it is a sbd official recording. if u know my email address u can write to me and ill link u to a download of this. im not posting it anymore for obvious reasons.

    By darth on Jul 16, 2012

  12. another note - i found a dave mason performance from a live at xm satellite radio performance from wash dc from a couple of years prior to 2003 (not sure of exact date but ill assume 1999) that is 7 songs long. it has 3 bonus tracks on it. one of them is a studio track with jim capaldi on vocals.
    the info is that is a very rare Dave Mason/Jim Capaldi duet of the classic 40,000 Headmen. Recorded shortly before his untimely death, Jim Capaldi truly sings his soul out on this revisit to the Traffic era. Dave shares on the vocal chores, as well as an incredible guitar workout throughout.
    interestingly dave isnt on the original recording of that song for anyone who doesnt know this. i downloaded the 10 song cd and im happy as a clam with it. i never did hear from liberty but then it hasnt been very long either.
    the set list of the cd is -
    01. World in Changes
    02 .Only You Know and I Know
    03. We Just Disagree
    04. Look at You, Look at Me
    05. Dear Mr. Fantasy
    06. All Along the Watchtower
    07. Feelin’ Alright
    08. Take It to the Limit - (Recorded Live In Orange County, CA/Bonus Track)
    09. 40, 000 Headmen - (Bonus Track)
    10. Deaf, Dumb and Blind - (Bonus Track)

    the line up of the band is -
    Dave Mason - Guitar, Vocal
    John Sambataro - Guitar
    Alex Drizos - Bass
    Alvino Bennett - Drums.
    Bill Mason - Keyboards
    and Jim Capaldi - vocal on 40,000 Headmen

    By darth on Jul 16, 2012

  13. I was at this concert, I too left being in greater appreciation for Dave Mason and his band. I believe Poco was also on the playbill that nite. I also remember the New Years baby suspended above the crowd and later dancing naked on stage. Those were the days.

    By Doitagain on Sep 23, 2013

  14. you were not there i wasnt there so it never happened

    By wrong again darth on Sep 23, 2013

  15. I WAS THERE THAT NIGHT: THE LINE-UP THAT NIGHT WAS AUTOMATIC MAN, POCO, SANTANA & DAVE MASON! MY BEST FRIEND AND I WAS AT THE STAGE AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT WHEN THE GUYS IN THE GONDOLA MADE IT TO THE STAGE, (THIS WAS WHILE DAVE WAS STILL PLAYING)
    ONE’A THE GUYS CRACKED OPENED CHAMPAIGNE BOTTLES AND SPRAYED THE CROWD THE FIRST CORK NAILED ME RIGHT ON THE HEAD WHICH IN TURN KNOCKED EVERYONE BEHIND ME BACKWARDS…THIS WAS THEE BEST NEW YEARS EVE BASH I EVER WENT TO. I WAS ONLY 18, THEN!

    By JUAN on Dec 26, 2013

  16. easy on the yellin` there juan ol boy some of us are nursing big heads from christmas eve

    by the way, merry christmas everyone

    By dropkick sarge on Dec 26, 2013

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