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Hollywood 1970 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Troubadour Nightclub, Hollywood, CA; February 1, 1970. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to tapers Ken & Dub; and to flyingm for sharing the show at Dime.

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One of the first of the Flying -M- series from 2005. The mastering could be improved so during the Covid lockdown I returned to the original wave files and applied myself to repairing many of the remaining problems.

There were some noticeable volume changes and those were corrected as well as removing a lot of thumps and clicks. Most of the remaining tape drop-outs were also fixed.

Phil’s story telling was so quiet there were stretches in the second set where it was very hard to hear anything. The volume of the chatting segments has been increased so you can hear Phil’s stories between songs although with a bit more tape noise.

Just tightening up what was done back in 2005 when I used a simple wave editor and had zero experience at doing this. Seemed to me that this performance was important enough and deserved to get an update. Not many Phil Ochs recordings out there and this is a very good performance even with his rambling between songs.

Missed the opening bars of the first song in both sets. Jokes about how nice it is to be back at the… Whisky. A couple breaks from tape flips were spliced together to minimize abrupt changes. “My Baby Left Me” is cut off before the end.

Thanks to ethiessen for the great artwork.

Flying M Productions

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smjflex, Dime:

Phil along with Tim and Townes were among the precious few singing storytellers you can count on a hand or two who did not sell out to industry and entertainment when the country and world needed them most.

Had a friend in common with Phil at The Chelsea Hotel and he suffered immensely for his burning righteousness and fevered desire for change. He far too soon and right on time departed this lower plane that dies daily for lack of his like.

We were, though, fortunate that his collected writings so terribly long overdue were at long last published at the end of last year.

“The demonstrations were merely an attack of mental disobedience on an obediently insane society… and if you feel you have been living in an unreal world for the last couple of years, it is particularly because this power structure has refused to listen to reason… Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality.”

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First Generation copy of the master R2R tapes recorded by Ken & Dub
1 Sennheiser 805 shotgun microphone > Uher 4000 1/2 track R2R Recorder @ 7 1/2 ips on 5″ diameter 3M Scotch tapes > Tandberg 9000x > Revox B-77 @ 7 1/2 ips
1990’s Safety copy: Revox B-77 > Phase Linear 1000 Autocorrelator > Sony DTC 690
2008 Transfer: Sony DTC 690 > Audigy 4 Pro (via toslink) > NERO
2020 Clean-up: Wave (16-44) > iZotope RX 6 advanced > CD Wave > TLH

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Disc 1
Track 101. I’m Going to Say It Now (fades in) 2:06
Track 102. Mona Lisa 3:18
Track 103. Pleasures Of The Harbor 5:44
Track 104. I Ain’t Marching Anymore 4:33
Track 105. Okie From Muskogee 3:28
Track 106. Basket In The Pool 4:40
Track 107. Jim Dean Of Indiana 5:14
Track 108. Chords Of Fame [incomplete due to tape flip] 4:35
Track 109. Not Fade Away 0:58
Track 110. I’m Gonna Love You Too 1:39
Track 111. Think It Over 1:23
Track 112. Oh Boy 0:53
Track 113. Everyday 1:04
Track 114. It’s So Easy 0:46
Track 115. Not Fade Away 1:27
Track 116. Maybe Baby 1:54
Track 117. Changes 5:54
Track 118. There, But For Fortune 4:51
Track 119. Pretty Smart On My Part 3:39
Track 120. The Bells [fades in] 2:13
Track 121. Danny Boy 6:07
Track 122. Gas Station Women 3:45
71 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Phil talks 5:33
Track 202. The Crucifixion [incomplete] 11:21
Track 203. Small Circle Of Friends 4:56
Track 204. I’ve Had Her 10:04
Track 205. My Kingdom For A Car 8:05
Track 206. My Baby Left Me 1:38
Track 207. Ready Teddy 1:05
Track 208. Heartbreak Hotel 1:52
Track 209. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 1:59
Track 210. All Shook Up 1:27
Track 211. Are You Lonesome Tonight 1:18
Track 212. My Baby Left Me [incomplete missing ending] 5:04
Track 213. A Fool Such As I 6:48
Track 214. No More Songs 8:49
Track 215. Ringing of Revolution 5:40
76 mins

Phil Ochs - vocals, guitar, piano
Bob Rafkin
- guitar
Lincoln Mayorga
- piano
Kevin Kelley
- drums
Kenny Kaufman
- bass

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  1. 14 Responses to “PHIL OCHS - HOLLYWOOD 1970”

  2. Thanks for cleaning this up. Phil was a great, under appreciated 60’s musician, whose life en to ded all too soon. This is a document from the decline of his career but he was trying to find a way to bridge the opening gap that is now our blue state red state mess. And this show is better than the commercially released similar show at Carnegie Hall shortly after — that devolved into a fan revolt against Phil’s message of unity

    By Frederick Miller on Nov 11, 2021

  3. Rumor has it Phil had a Big Un

    By U L E on Nov 11, 2021

  4. I never heard of him .

    By Daryl on Nov 11, 2021

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    By Mark on Nov 11, 2021

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    By Garner Moss on Nov 11, 2021

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    By ELU on Nov 11, 2021

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    By Daryl on Nov 11, 2021

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    By swappers on Nov 11, 2021

  10. Daryl, well don’t come back then. Hope we don’t see you again!

    By ELU on Nov 11, 2021

  11. He might be my dad, Mom fucked a lot of guys dressed like that.

    By DD on Nov 11, 2021

  12. Most of them were black tho.

    By DD on Nov 11, 2021

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