LYNYRD SKYNYRD AND MORE - NASHVILLE 1979

December 3, 2020 – 5:32 am

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Volunteer Jam 5 with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels and more
Nashville 1979 [From The JEMS Archive, 1CD]

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first reunion after the plane crash. Live at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN; January 13, 1979. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to Stan Gutoski; The JEMS Archive and Krw_co for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

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October 20, 1977. A fatal miscalculation of fuel, allied to an already spasmodic right engine, led to Skynyrd’s Convair 240 plummeting into a wooded Mississippi swamp. Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, road manager Dean Kilpatrick and Gaines’ sister Cassie were all killed instantly, as were both pilots…

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The Volunteer Jam began in 1974 and was an annual event in Nashville for many years. I attended approximately 20 Volunteer Jams. One of the highlights for me was when Charlie Daniels announced “Lynyrd Skynyrd is back”. This was their first time on stage since the fatal plane crash that killed six people. Just feet from the stage, I saw many people with tears in their eyes as they played an instrumental version of Freebird, on-stage for the first time without their late singer.

Back on-stage, once again, at the Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam V, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. [Lynyrd Skynyrd] begin by jamming on The Breeze with members of the Charlie Daniels Band. They go on to play an instrumental version of Freebird for the first time without singer Ronnie Van Zant. He was killed along with members Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick. Skynyrd survivors on-stage included Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Billy Powell and Artimus Pyle. Ronnie Van Zant’s widow, Judy Van Zant, made an appearance on stage (as did Teresa Gaines). Leon Wilkeson came out with his arm still in a cast. Others paying tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at this show included the Henry Paul Band performing Grey Ghost, and the Charlie Daniels Band singing Million Mile Reflections. - tennesseeconcerts.com

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Volunteer Jam V was held at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN. This Jam marked the return of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the stage for the first time since the ‘77 plane crash, and the CDB gave the first live performance of a song that would catapult the band to superstardom, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Special guests also included Toy Caldwell and George McCorkle from the Marshall Tucker Band, Dobie Gray, The Winters Brothers Band, The Henry Paul Band, Link Wray, John Prine, and Carl Perkins. - wikipedia

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Late last month [January 2020], JEMS lost a second founding member, the great Stan Gutoski. Stan recorded hundreds of shows in and around the Seattle area starting in 1972 and kept taping over five decades. He was famous for recording shows on a Tandberg full-track mono reel to reel, and his masters of Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, David Bowie, CSNY and Joni Mitchell are some of the best ’70s recordings of those artists.

What is less widely known about Stan is that he was equally committed to recording radio broadcasts on his home reel to reel which was a Revox B77. If any local Seattle station was broadcasting a live concert or carrying a syndicated concert series, Stan fired up the recorder, sometimes going to sleep with an alarm to wake him up to flip the tape (his job in the postal service required him to report to work very early). He also set up a timer system to record broadcasts when he couldn’t be there to start the deck.

Stan made over 200 radio recordings, some on 10″ reels that are packed with music and interviews. Those reels were sitting idle in the JEMS Archive for years until our friends at KRW_CO volunteered to transfer them. We were only too happy to let a team whose work we admire take possession of the radio reels and bring Stan’s tireless late-night efforts into the digital age.

BK for JEMS

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Pictures posted at tennesseeconcerts.com.

Lineage:
KISW Seattle FM broadcast > JEMS 10.5 inch reel to reel master @ 7.5 ips > teac a-7300 reel to reel > (w/manual azimuth adjustment) creative soundblaster x-fi hd model #sb1240 wav (24/96khz) > magix audio cleaning lab for krw track marks volume adjustment and edits > wav 16/44.1 > traders little helper flac level 8
Transferred and Presented By Krw_co

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Track 01. KISW/KBFH Intro 1:39
Track 02. Trudy - Charlie Daniels Band 5:08
Track 03. Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels Band 4:12
Track 04. Reflections - Charlie Daniels Band 5:31
Track 05. Caballo Diablo - Charlie Daniels Band 7:18
Track 06. Drift Away - Dobie Gray 5:36
Track 07. Grey Ghost - Henry Paul Band 7:56
Track 08. Intro 0:36
Track 09. Call Me The Breeze - Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd 7:35
Track 10. Freebird - Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd 13:01
Track 11. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins 3:37
Track 12. The South’s Gonna Do It Again - All 7:49
Track 13. KBFH outro 1:24
Track 14. KISW station ID 0:26
72 mins

Bonus (thanks to kingrue):
Track 15. Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Charlie says that this is the first public performance of the song. Charlie Daniels passed away in July 2020. He was 83.

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  1. 38 Responses to “LYNYRD SKYNYRD AND MORE - NASHVILLE 1979”

  2. Rumor has it that this was a band of Lil Uns

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  3. I’m so stupid, that I didn’t even realize this wasn’t a band. It’s a collection of several different artists on one CD.

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  4. Oops! I forgot to be boring.

    Un.

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  5. That’s better.

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  6. crucify swapper. crucify him swapper the king of the jews

    By baby swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  7. prove to me your no fool walk across my swimming pool. u look so small swappers not a king at all. prove to me your divinem change my water into wine

    By baby swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  8. we want barabbas crucify him crucify him free barabbas crucify swapper he claims hes king of the jews. i condemn u swapper to depths of hell.

    By baby swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  9. Twernt me above more fakes, sll of them

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  10. Actually rumor has it this was a mixture of Big Uns, Little Uns and Average Uns

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  11. With Charlie and Dobie being the Biggest Uns

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  12. But I do realize that the posts by fake U L E are more interesting than my own. They’re just not as gay as mine, so I’m still queen of the queers.

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  13. Twernt me on last one nuther fake

    By U L E on Dec 3, 2020

  14. So revealing. Nasty little small minded freak. Tiny mind in a tiny little world
    Not welcome here. Level of abuse beyond taste, humanity and kindness. But hey nobody expected any more from you . . . . .
    I take it you are a teen or younger and hope you learn how to act out in the real world but somehow I doubt it.

    Pond life . . .scum

    By swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  15. swappers prove to me that your no fool walk across my swimming pool. are you really a king, aking of the jews

    By baby swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  16. Troll ALERT: Nonsensical gibberish. Meaning less than nothing. Take a good hard look at your self lil ‘baby swappers’. Your behaviour and your childish waffling and on reflection I think you will realise you need to SEEK HELP AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY!

    You are trying to bully people you don’t know and have even less in common with. It would appear you are seriously disturbed and require some quite large dose of Lithium to try to stop trolling music sites and wishing cancer on people who are ill! What DOES that say about you?

    Nasty . .. .unintelligent lil freak

    BTW I would be proud to be Jewish but I’m not. Sort yourself out . . . . .

    By swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  17. swappers i’ve heard the news but is it true are you really king of the jews. you look so small not a king atoll. prove to me that your divine change my water into wine. if you do that for me then ill set you free. cmon king of the jews

    By baby swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  18. gentlemen, you know why we are here, we’ve not much time and quite a problem here. we need him(swappers) crucified thats all we need to do, we need him crucified.

    By baby swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  19. “Atoll” is a small coral island where we all wish you were . . . . . Now do be a dear and FUCK OFF!

    Dumb as a brown sticky thing . . . .

    By swappers on Dec 3, 2020

  20. Ooh baby swappers, you go to far. You make yourself live up to your nickname, a BIG baby !!

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 3, 2020

  21. I GOT SWAPPERS PEED OFF. NOW BE A GOOD SCHMUCK AND JUMP INTO THE RIVER THAMES. ILL THROW FLOWERS AFTER YOU JUMP. PATHETIC LOSER TROLL

    By baby swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  22. madame foo foo. i dont need your 2 cents so fuck off

    By baby swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  23. Not even if you tried Lil Babsie Jnr . . . . . and DO stop shouting
    Nobody cares, least of all me . . . . . . .

    By swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  24. Now look hear BIG baby I’m worth much more than 2 cents, so you can FOAD !!

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 4, 2020

  25. not very nice hijacking my nom de plume
    I have posted in quite awhile so someone is having an identity crisis.

    By Madame Phoot on Dec 4, 2020

  26. Jeez, we’ve got a real cry baby here now. And very repetitious too. Reminds me of someone that used to troll here.

    By Derrick as Police Woman on Dec 4, 2020

  27. a nice prostate cancer or heart attack would be nice aye swapper. vootah vootah.curse swapper with the demons of hell. lord of light racashi…curse swapper…lord of lust lucifer…curse swapper…..lord of darkness astaroth curse swapper…king of the infernal armies… baal….curse swapper

    By baby swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  28. Oh great Cthulhu - A diaper rash pox upon baby snappers.
    Get real dude!

    By Derrick as Police Woman on Dec 4, 2020

  29. FUCK OFF POLICE WOMAN…

    By baby swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  30. Taint no rumor that I gots a Lil Un :-(

    By HHH on Dec 4, 2020

  31. Just what we need another evangelical!

    Back in your box Baby Face

    Nasty lil sophomore amateur . . . . .

    Now go piss up a rope you useless fuckstick!

    By swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  32. here you go right at you twatsky.suck on my fuckstick you foul piece of ghoat turd

    By baby swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  33. your comments set evolution back 1 million years. Too bad the nazis didnt get to you. you would have made a good shrunken head, hahahhhahahahahahahahaha

    By baby swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  34. calm down swappers and baby swappers. stop all this. uh oh. i got the shits. i gotta drop a load of shit in my pants now.u see im so upset

    By HHH on Dec 4, 2020

  35. Dedicated to the ‘ickle baby

    Like a nightclub in the morning, you’re the bitter end
    Like a recently disinfected shithouse, you’re clean round the bend
    You give me the horrors
    Too bad to be true
    All of my tomorrows
    Are lousy ’cause of you
    You put the Shat in Shatter
    Put the Pain in Spain
    Your germs are splattered about
    Your face is just a stain
    You’re certainly no raver, commonly known as a drag
    Do us all a favour, here, wear this polythene bag
    You’re like a dose of scabies
    I’ve got you under my skin
    You make life a fairytale
    . . . . . . Grimm!

    People mention murder, the moment you arrive
    I’d consider killing you, if I thought you were alive
    You’ve got this slippery quality
    It makes me think of phlegm
    And a dual personality
    I hate both of them
    You’re bad breath, vamps disease, destruction, and decay
    Please, please, please, please, take yourself away
    Like a death at a birthday party
    You ruin all the fun
    Like a sucked and spat-our Smartie
    You’re no use to anyone
    Like the shadow of the guillotine
    On a dead consumptive’s face
    Speaking as an outsider
    What do you think of the human race?
    You went to a progressive psychiatrist
    He recommended suicide
    Before scratching your bad name off his list
    And pointing the way outside
    You hear laughter breaking through, it makes you want to fart
    You’re heading for a breakdown
    Better pull yourself apart
    Your dirty name gets passed about when something goes amiss
    Your attitudes are platitudes
    Just make me wanna piss
    What kind of creature bore you
    Was it some kind of bat?
    They can’t find a good word for you
    But I can . . . . . .
    Twat!

    [Dr. John Cooper-Clarke]
    ;)

    By swappers on Dec 4, 2020

  36. Sorry to hear bout your accident triple h. You must run up a huge cleaning bill wot wit all your soiled clothes.

    By Derrick on Dec 4, 2020

  37. shut up derrick.you thinks thats funny. i got the shits and all my clothes are ruined

    By HHH on Dec 4, 2020

  38. Sorry to hear about your distressing news triple h. Perhaps you need some meds to help control yourself.

    By DD on Dec 5, 2020

  39. Blow dogs, you bitches

    By Rex on Dec 5, 2020

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