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The First Album Live! [no label, 1CD]
Fan compilation. Various dates and venues. Mix of radio and audience recordings.

Thanks to robbiem for sharing the tracks at Dime.

robbiem noted:

Danger, Heartbreak Dead Ahead not found in my collection, replaced by Rollin’ and Tumblin’ from a particularly funky funky Meters show with Bonnie guesting.

Thanks and much appreciation for all the tapers, masterers and seeders for making this sort of thing possible.

Special thanks to goody for his fine tuning and quality control and generously offering his time to make sure this sound as goody as it can.

Goody’s edits were performed using iZotope RX 8 Advanced and Adobe Audition.

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Chris Hamel,, 1972:

Bonnie Raitt’s debut album [1971] features an unusual collection of songs performed by an unusual assortment of musicians. And Bonnie is something out of the ordinary herself. She has been traveling the blues-festival circuit since 1968, playing the Boston-New York-Philadelphia folk run, since 1970. Now she has done something unusual with her first Warners album.

There are two obvious idioms on the album - rock-soul and folk-blues. A third genre consists of three estranged numbers that are joined by the mood of their rendition. In their melancholy tone, these songs are the most consistently pleasing - Paul Seibel’s countrified quickie of an incredible lyric, “Any Day Woman,” “Spider” John Koerner’s rainy-day special, “I Ain’t Blue,” and Bonnie’s simple, personal piano ballad, “Thank You.” On these tunes, Bonnie’s thin, folk-founded voice is properly suited with a minimal amount of backing. Her ability to communicate emotion and involvement is most effective here.

Comparatively, the rock-soul treatments, reminiscent of Rod Stewart’s reworking of “I’m Losing You,” are heavily produced. Bonnie capitalizes on the soulful potential of Steve Stills’ “Bluebird” and the existent groove of a former Marvelettes single, “Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead.” On these songs, the shift in emphasis goes from mood to delivery, and Bonnie succeeds best vocally on “Danger.”

There’s an inkling of her electric slide talent there, too, as she weaves around the song, using the slide as an additive agent, not a gimmick. And this is an arrangement where you’d least expect to hear bottleneck. On “Bluebird,” Bonnie’s ability to use musical cliches tastefully is exemplified by the “bum-do-wadda” chorus that is carried in a joyful, respectful vein without the cynicism that so often undercuts such maneuvers.

At times, Bonnie is a self-conscious vocalist and the tension in her voice is evident. So are the good times, struggles, exhaustion, creativity caught by this informal, somewhat bizarre recording. The weirdness of the whole affair is best summed up in the sound reproduction. When played on a low quality system at high volume or a high quality box through earphones, the results are best. It wouldn’t be surprising if that was intentional too.

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Track 01. Bluebird 1977-07-20 6:37
Track 02. Mighty Tight Woman 2016-04-02 5:29
Track 03. Thank You 1976-05-24 4:25
Track 04. Finest Lovin’ Man 1972-02-22 4:40
Track 05. Any Day Woman 1975-05-14 3:05
Track 06. Big Road 1972-01-17 3:57
Track 07. Walking Blues 1971-08-28 3:57
Track 08. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ 1996-02-06 5:37
Track 09. Since I Fell For You 1972-12-02 3:43
Track 10. I Ain’t Blue 1992-04-21 6:07
Track 11. Women Be Wise 1974-10-21 7:06
55 mins

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  1. 46 Responses to “BONNIE RAITT - THE FIRST ALBUM LIVE!”

  2. She will never fuck me, no chicks will. *sob*

    It’s because of my tiny Un. *sob* *sob*

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2022

  3. This country gal likes em on the big side I hear .

    By ELU on Jan 11, 2022

  4. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2022

  5. Rumor has it Bonnie prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2022

  6. We all prefer big ones , you little pencil
    Dik twerp . Personally I prefer big black ones . Needle Dik , do you ever shut up ?

    By Anne on Jan 11, 2022

  7. No Annie, I don’t. I would disappoint you in so many ways…..


    By U L E on Jan 11, 2022

  8. Nuther fake on last one twernt me

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2022

  9. Ann is what hhh calls a mudshark. Loves big black dic k.

    By T J on Jan 12, 2022

  10. Do the big black studs beat you black and blue too Ann? They say black guys like to beat up their women . Very violent.

    By T J on Jan 12, 2022

  11. tj , the Ku klux klan would have taken care of Anne and her niggers back in the day . She would have got tied to a post and got 40 wacks with a whip . The black guys would have ended up like Emmut til

    By Nelson on Jan 12, 2022

  12. All niggers who fuck white women should get what emmut til got .

    By Nelson on Jan 12, 2022

  13. Who’s Emmut Til ?

    By Jocko P on Jan 12, 2022

  14. Nuther fake on last two twernt me

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2022

  15. He might be my dad, Mom fucked a lot of guys who looked like him, Jocko.

    A lot who didn’t look like him too.

    By DD on Jan 12, 2022

  16. I like black ones the best. Please don’t tell anyone.

    By T J on Jan 12, 2022

  17. What did Emmut Til got ?

    By Jocko P on Jan 12, 2022

  18. Calling The Antichrist.

    As you know everything about music, you will have seen that Burke Shelley has passed on… a true hero of rock.

    By Heartlands Patriot on Jan 12, 2022

  19. Twernt me on last one nuther fake again

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2022

  20. Heartlands Patriot, so sad and unexpected. Bob Sagat’s death was also very sad. My they both rest in peace.

    By T J on Jan 12, 2022

  21. Emmeitt Till was a 14-year old who was murdered by racist rednecks.

    By Mark on Jan 12, 2022

  22. Emmut TIL got Justice because he was trying to fuck a white woman . It was back in the 50s. If they did that today , niggers would stop that shit. Right Derrick, anti , hhh?

    By Nelson on Jan 12, 2022

  23. We got a solution for the niggers with white women problem .

    By JW Milam and Roy Bryant on Jan 12, 2022

  24. That wasn’t me above. Ive never heard of these people. Guess I should feel honored to be a member of the hijacked club .

    By T J on Jan 12, 2022

  25. A white woman accused him of whistling at her, a claim she later recanted. Hardly cause to mutilate and murder a person. Thankfully, the cretins who murdered Arbery didn’t get away with it.

    By Mark on Jan 12, 2022

  26. I heard that white woman said the little nigger whistled at her and grabbed her ass behind the counter and said he’d been with whites women before . Her husband and brother in law did what had to be done . One less nigger . She recanted her story cause of all the current pressure to say she lied . The woman is old now . Maybe even dead . She wanted peace . The woke niggers and the press hounded her for years .

    By Nelson on Jan 12, 2022

  27. More coons today should get what Till got in Mississippi. Back then you didnt look at or talk to a white woman , what the fuck was a coon doin in a white store anyway? I thought coons had their own stores , parts of town etc . I remember the white and colored drinkin fountains. And you had white only bathrooms , sometimes the coons had theirs , if not they went into the bushes . The way it should be today

    By Derrick on Jan 12, 2022

  28. We need the men in the white sheets to come back and keep order . Burnin crosses , lynchins, burnin coon buildings , hot tar and featherins. And hangins to high tree limbs . Maybe then the coons would get the message

    By Derrick on Jan 12, 2022

  29. The Aubrey case was a fuckin disgrace. Them brave men was in the process of makin a citizen’s arrest. The coon ran and got plugged . He should have done what the white men said . Yessa Missa , anything you say sir . The coons is too fuckin uppaty today . They don’t know their place . Back then when a white man talked to a coon . The coon never looked a white man in the eye . He looked down at his feet . Why the fuck can’t we go back to them days ? Right Anti , triple H?

    By Derrick on Jan 12, 2022

  30. Anti , Derrick, Nelson etc , Carolyn Bryant was the woman that Emmit Til made a pass at and fondled in her store . She was indeed tormented by the press and media to recant her story , which is what she eventually did just to have some peace . She testified in court what happened, so that should have been the end of it . Her life was a living hell . Think she’s dead now not sure . Carolyn Bryant was 21 in 1955.

    By HHH on Jan 12, 2022

  31. Anti , Derrick, Nelson, the Aubrey case was indeed a travesty. Brave White men trying to make a citizens arrest , the ape was in a white neighborhood wearing a hoodie , typical hip hopper . There had been crime and break ins reported. The little ape should have just done what the white men said . Now more injustice by the legal system as those brave Americans must now join Derek Chauvin and Kim Potter as examples of what happens to brave white people in the current legal system. Woke judges and prosecutors as well as the far left media have ruined America.

    By HHH on Jan 12, 2022

  32. Guys , how about this for an irony, The gook female judge in the Kim Potter case , who refused to allow Mrs Potter to stay out of jail to have one final Christmas with her husband, son and family allows a black ape to be free pending a sentence for a violent crime to attend a funeral. The ape never came back and is now a fugitive. He supposedly grabbed an officer’s genatailia during a traffic stop and also tried to grab his pistol. He is allowed to go to a funeral, while Kim Potter goes straight to jail and rots . That’s America in 2022

    By HHH on Jan 12, 2022

  33. Regina Chu is the name of the gook judge in the Potter trial , who also allowed that violent ape out to attend the funeral. Now he’s on the lam

    By HHH on Jan 12, 2022

  34. hhh , what about that new nigger prosecutor in New York City who says he’s not going to put anyone in jail unless it’s murder ? Talk about woke . Same in Chicago with that nigger woman mayor Lightfoot.

    By Nelson on Jan 12, 2022

  35. We got a real good solution to the nigger problems

    By JW Milam and Roy Bryant on Jan 12, 2022

  36. You married them, JW and Roy?


    By DD on Jan 12, 2022

  37. He might be my dad, Nelson, mom fucked a lot of guys who looked like him.

    By DD on Jan 12, 2022

  38. America… You’ve got so much to answer for.

    By swappers on Jan 12, 2022

  39. Anyone who says America is not a racist country is lying. It’s not just here. The comments sections on Fox News are almost as blatant. The racists are quite proud of their hatred.

    By Mark on Jan 13, 2022

  40. That’s Good Music
    I wish the fools a very good psychiatrist

    By Dr Roosen on Jan 13, 2022

  41. Maybe we can make their heads explode!?
    Did you hear about the white Oklahoma former sheriff who was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison?

    He went nuts and killed his daughter’s black boyfriend! He also blew his 24 year pension.

    He was tried FOUR TIMES and nobody was satisfied so the Feds stepped in and charged him on Native American violations to get the sentence they wanted.

    Serves him right, the racist bastard!!!!

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Jan 13, 2022

  42. Does anybody know where the venue or city she played at on 2-6-96?? Track 8, Rollin’ and Tumblin’. I find nothing. Is this an incorrect date?? Thanks for any help.

    By Big Dave on Feb 8, 2022

  43. The nigger got what he deserved. Shouldn’t have been messing with a white woman. If that happened to more of them , maybe they’d leave white women alone . Like in the fifties.

    By Confederate Bob on Feb 8, 2022

  44. Your father got what he deserved? Good for him, Inbred Toothless Hillbilly Loser Bob.

    By DD on Feb 8, 2022

  45. I am so proud to be racist. I wish everyone would be racist like me and ny buds-Anti,HHH,Nelson This would be a better country

    By Derrick on Feb 8, 2022

  46. Oh Confederate Bob and Derrick, You guys are old….i’ll bet you see death closing in on you in the rear view mirror. There’s probably a place in hell waiting for you. I’ll bet no one’s going to care when you die. If this is the way you talk in everyday life it’s no wonder you don’t have a woman. No decent woman wants a man like you. It must suck living such an empty lonely life that the only satisfaction you get is coming on a music forum and frothing at the mouth. It’s quite obvious from your posts that you are unintelligent - although ignorant and pathetic is a better description.

    By Punk Boy on Feb 8, 2022

  47. Bob, wasnt that you in the movie Deliverance. You played the toothless hillbilly that wanted to screw Ned Beatty, squeal louder squeal louder

    By Punk Boy on Feb 8, 2022

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