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New York 1999 [no label, 1CD]

Live on the
Vin Scelsa’s Idiot’s Delight radio show. WNEW-FM 102.7 New York. October 24, 1999. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to UrbanSurfer for sharing the show at Dime.

UrbanSurfer noted:

Many interviewers and fellow performers over the years have commented that Kris is amiable, generous with his time, warm and genuine. This session could go on the list for Exhibit A in support. The first two minutes of conversation will reveal why this man is accomplished and multi-faceted. You will hear the background on some iconic songs, cultural history, and a civics lesson in political activism. He has a distinct voice for storytelling that draws you in. The intimate song performances are a treat but the real gold is in the interview and conversation. Great stuff. The music tracks are the ones performed Live during this session. Highly recommended.

Notes below cut and pasted from radio host comments:

I started by playing the first three hit recordings of Kris’s songs - all recorded and released in 1970-71 by other artists. Kris released his first album in 1970. His visit tonight lasted almost two hours. He told some great stories from his long life and various careers - athlete, Rhodes Scholar, soldier and pilot, janitor, songwriter, film actor, political activist - with warmth, integrity, humor and a refreshing sense of unbridled decency and undying idealism. I’ve wanted to do radio with Kris for 30 years… this visit tonight lived up to all my expectations. A gem of a man… a true hero!

Sister Sinead - a new unrecorded song - he wasn’t even sure of the title - written about the night Sinead O’Connor was booed at Madison Square Garden during the Bob Dylan tribute concert; it was Kris who comforted her and told her “don’t let the bastards get you down” - not realizing he was on mike - a revealing and moving moment that I’ll always treasure having witnessed
Johnny Lobo - written for and about John Trudell
Dear Anna Lee - cover of a Hal Ketchum song

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Track 01. Intro 6:23
Track 02. Sunday Morning Coming Down 4:09
Track 03. chat Rhodes Scholar 13:11
Track 04. Me And Bobby McGee 3:45
Track 05. chat to commercial 1:06
Track 06. background on Bobby McGee 5:41
Track 07. Loving Her Was Easier 4:01
Track 08. Sinead O’Connor story 3:56
Track 09. Sister Sinead 2:14
Track 10. legendary figures 6:03
Track 11. El Gavilan (The Hawk) 3:25
Track 12. They Killed Him 3:39
Track 13. chat 0:38
Track 14. movies - John Sayles 7:26
Track 15. Johnny Lobo 4:50
Track 16. chat on John Trudell 2:55
Track 17. The Pilgrim - Chapter 33 2:34
Track 18. Johnny Cash chat 2:49
Track 19. Dear Anna Lee 3:43
Track 20. closing 1:53
85 mins

Kris Kristofferson - electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
Stephen Bruton - acoustic guitars, mandolin, backing vocals
Keith Carper - upright bass, backing vocals
John “Mambo” Treanor - drums

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  1. 20 Responses to “KRIS KRISTOFFERSON - NEW YORK 1999”

  2. Rumor has it Kris gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 17, 2020

  3. Thanks. Always loved Vin Scelsa’s Idiot’s Delite.

    By Steven on Sep 17, 2020

  4. I had the honor and privilege of meeting Mr. Kristofferson when he arrived a couple of hours before a club show a few years back. He was every bit the gentleman, and the show he put on that night was terrific.

    By Mark on Sep 17, 2020

  5. Can I get any more boring than I already am? I don’t know, but I’m working on it. Working very hard on it.

    By U L E on Sep 17, 2020

  6. Twernt me on last one . Nuther fake

    By U L E on Sep 17, 2020

  7. Kristofferson is also a very good actor / movie star . Check him out in the John Sayles film Lone Star . Very convincing as a corrupt sadistic southern sheriff .

    By George on Sep 17, 2020

  8. It WAS me on that honest one. The one above is a fake.

    By U L E on Sep 18, 2020

  9. I’m not some kind of homo who makes comment about men’s wieners

    By U L E on Sep 18, 2020

  10. Only comment by me was the first . Otters all fakes

    By U L E on Sep 18, 2020

  11. we’re invaded by fake otters now? . . . . . . where will it all end?

    By swappers on Sep 18, 2020

  12. Yes, swappers- we’re being invaded by otters pretending they are beavers.

    By Mark on Sep 19, 2020

  13. Kristofferson was also very good in the movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

    By Mark on Sep 19, 2020

  14. I know for a fact swapper has a small otter

    By U L E on Sep 19, 2020

  15. otter comments otter comments!!!

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 19, 2020

  16. my otter was very big in billy the squid.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 19, 2020

  17. i’m actually an octopus.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 19, 2020

  18. Now you boys be good. There’s no need to smear your feces all over the wall.

    By THE AUNTYCHRIST on Sep 19, 2020

  19. i love jizz in my beer

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 19, 2020

  20. I do too

    By U L E on Sep 19, 2020

  21. Great post again!!!
    Thanks for Kris!!!!!!

    By frank on Sep 23, 2020

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