SONIC YOUTH - NEW YORK 1997

February 17, 2013 – 4:33 am

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SONIC YOUTH
New York 1997 [no label, 1CD]

Live at West 54th St. Studios, New York City, New York; June 12, 1997. Excellent soundboard (extracted from TV/video broadcast?).

Think Sonic Youth and songs such as Death Valley ‘69, Teenage Riot, Star Power, Confusion Is Next, Expressway to Yr. Skull and (I’ve Got A) Catholic Block, to name just a few, easily come to mind. They may be noisy but there is a melody and there is a groove which sinks right in. But then again, Sonic Youth were also experimental and, in June 1997, the group released the Anagrama EP - the first in a series of experimental and mostly instrumental releases put out on their own SYR label.

It’s likely this show was recorded to promote the Anagrama release and is a wonderful (mostly) instrumental soundtrack that showcases a slightly different aspect of Sonic Youth. The tracks were recorded for PBS’s “Sessions at West 54th” television programme (telecast in August 1997).

Thanks to greengoblin who shared the tracks in 2006.

source:
SBD > ? > DAT
audio transfer: Conner CTD8000R-S - dat2wav 1.2 - sf4.5 (fades, tracking) - shn2k

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Track 01. Intro (1.0MB)
Track 02. Anagrama (13.1MB)
Track 03. The Ineffable Me (9.5MB)
Track 04. Wildflower Soul (16.9MB)
Track 05. Stil (14.5MB)
Track 06. Female Mechanic Now on Duty (13.6MB)
Track 07. Hits of Sunshine (13.2MB)

All instrumentals except Hits of Sunshine.

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THE ONLY ‘CLIFF’ WE LIKE

February 16, 2013 – 4:43 am

One with Jimmy on it.

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JIMMY CLIFF & JOE HIGGS
Michigan 1975 [no label, 2CD - Upgrade]

Live in Ann Arbor Arbour, MI; November 11, 1975. Ex SBD stereo. Some hiss but that’s all right. [We had previously shared an audience recording of this, this is the soundboard.]

Music history has recognised Bob Marley as the undisputed reggae great but it was Jimmy Cliff and the soundtrack to The Harder They Come that first pushed reggae forward in 1972. If you recall reggae songs, most likely they all were made popular by Jimmy Cliff - “The Harder They Come”, “You Can Get It If You Really Want”, “Many Rivers to Cross” and his covers of Cat Stevens’ “Wild World” and Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now”.

Island, his record label, tried to position Cliff first as a pop star then as a badass rocker. He even recorded a great protest song with “Vietnam” in 1970. Then came the classic film and soundtrack that he recorded and starred in, The Harder They Come, which broke reggae internationally. This was followed in quick succession by a slew of albums Unlimited, Struggling Man, House Of Exile, Brave Warrior and Follow My Mind from 1973 to 1975. With each album, Cliff was competing in the music scene for popularity. Unsurprisingly, not a single of these albums are today easily available. Not even as a digital download, legal or otherwise.

Meanwhile, his nearest rival, Bob Marley, was building from strength to strength beginning in 1973. Marley laid a solid foundation with reggae music. All his albums are still in print. Listening to this concert by Cliff and his friend Joe Higgs, you can hear that struggle between reggae and soul, reggae and pop, reggae and rock.

This rare concert recording was shared by pablo at losslesslegs. Thanks pablo. Be grateful, we still have this piece of Jimmy Cliff.
- Professor Red

NOTE: There are cuts here and there in the source. For example Track 201, there is a cut near the beginning of the song.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Band - Drum Song (intro) (8.7MB)
Track 102. Joe Higgs - Rivers Of Babylon (2.8MB)
Track 103. Joe Higgs - Johnny Too Bad (6.3MB)
Track 104. Jimmy Cliff - Intro/The Harder They Come Tease/Fundamental Reggae (6.6MB)
Track 105. Jimmy Cliff - I’m Gonna Live, I’m Gonna Love* (5.8MB)
Track 106. Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want (6.8MB)
Track 107. Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo (9.6MB)
Track 108. Jimmy Cliff - Dear Mother* (8.0MB)
Track 109. Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross (14.9MB)
Track 110. Jimmy Cliff - Going Mad* (5.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Jimmy Cliff - If I Follow My Mind* (5.4MB)
Track 202. Joe Higgs - The World Is Upside Down (Joe Higgs single) (7.4MB)
Track 203. Joe Higgs - Let Us Do Something (Joe Higgs single) (8.4MB)
Track 204. Jimmy Cliff - Remake The World* (6.0MB)
Track 205. Jimmy Cliff - Under the Sun, Moon and Stars (10.6MB)
Track 206. Jimmy Cliff - Who Feels It Knows It* (15.9MB)
Track 207. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come (11.5MB)
Track 208. Jimmy Cliff - No Woman, No Cry* (8.5MB)
Track 209. Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People (10.1MB)

* Tracks 105, 108, 110, 201, 204, 206 and the Bob Marley cover of “No Woman, No Cry” are from Jimmy Cliff’s 1975 LP “Follow My Mind” which he was promoting at the time.

Released in the U.S. just after the soundtrack of The Harder They Come had come out, Follow My Mind, Jimmy Cliff’s 1975 album, was overshadowed by that classic album. Cliff could not have sounded more different as The Harder They Come was first released in 1972 in the UK. Check it out for yourself, buy a copy of the Wounded Bird reissue here.

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PAUL WESTERBERG - WEST HOLLYWOOD 1996

February 15, 2013 – 4:31 am

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PAUL WESTERBERG
A Lot Of Songs - Not For Sale [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Troubador, West Hollywood, CA; September 17, 1996. Excellent FM broadcast.

On February 19, 2012 former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap was hospitalized for nine months due a massive right brain stroke. Songs For Slim was devised to raise money for Slim and his family by having various artists cover his songs.

Phase one of the project (which took place in January 2013) – the auction of a limited edition run of 250 numbered copies of a brand new, deluxe 10” vinyl EP package by The Replacements, their first new release in over 20 years – went off with a BANG, raising $105,743.42.

Effectively, it was Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson as drummer Chris Mars “didn’t want any part of this” reunion. The other members in the lineup were drummer Peter Anderson and guitarist Kevin Bowe. The group recorded Dunlap’s Busted Up and Radio Hook Word Hit, Everything’s Coming Up Roses from the Broadway musical Gypsy, Gordon Lightfoot’s 1965 song I’m Not Sayin’ and Lost Highway by Hank Williams. According to songsforslim.com, all tracks will also be made available for digital purchase worldwide on March 5, with a commercial 12″ vinyl version hitting stores on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. There may also be an album compilation of the tracks later in the year.

Future auctions will commence on the 15th of each month and run for 7 days each. Next up is Steve Earle’s version of one of Slim’s greatest songs, “Times Like This.” (Click here for more.)

Meanwhile, fans of the Mats and especially Paul Westerberg should give a listen to this excellent FM broadcast with Westerberg in superb form.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Waiting On Somebody (6.2MB)
Track 102. World Class Fad (5.9MB)
Track 103. Valentine (6.6MB)
Track 104. Once Around The Weekend (5.5MB)
Track 105. Mannequin Shop (5.6MB)
Track 106. These Are The Days (6.5MB)
Track 107. Kiss Me On The Bus (4.9MB)
Track 108. I Will Dare (6.0MB)
Track 109. Stain Yer Blood (5.7MB)
Track 110. Ain’t Got Me (5.7MB)
Track 111. Century (9.2MB)
Track 112. They’re Blind (6.6MB)
Track 113. Achin’ To Be (7.2MB)
Track 114. Mamma Daddy Did (4.7MB)
Track 115. Black-Eyed Susan (6.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Nobody (5.4MB)
Track 202. Here Comes A Regular (7.4MB)
Track 203. Waitress In The Sky (4.0MB)
Track 204. Band Intros (748k)
Track 205. Merry Go Round (6.1MB)
Track 206. Angels Walk (6.2MB)
Track 207. Love Unfold (7.8MB)
Track 208. Talent Show (8.1MB)
Track 209. Can’t Hardly Wait (5.1MB)
Track 210. Color Me Impressed (3.8MB)
Track 211. Alex Chilton (5.0MB)
Track 212. Little Mascara (6.7MB)
Track 213. Swingin’ Party (8.1MB)
Track 214. Androgynous (6.5MB)
Track 215. I’m In Trouble (3.5MB)
Track 216. IOU (5.2MB)

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THE TROUBADOUR YEARS

February 14, 2013 – 4:38 am

A storyteller like no other.

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WARREN ZEVON

Denver 1996 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Bluebird, Denver, CO; October 13, 1996. Ex- soundboard stereo.

By 1996, Warren Zevon’s rock star days were long gone. New albums were also infrequent. After this brief solo tour, Zevon would retreat into silence for another four years and emerge again in 2000 with the fatalistic “Life”ll Kill Ya”.

But there are many reasons to enjoy Zevon’s solo tours. You can hear his songs clearly and the lyrics are now up front and in your face. Zevon was a thinking man’s songwriter and a born storyteller. Too bad his final major label album, The Envoy, chilled his relationship with Asylum and they dropped him. The title song for The Envoy was actually dedicated to the then US envoy to Middle East, Philip Habib. These songs unfortunately were devoid of any hit material. What they had was humour, albeit dark, and stories that were off the beaten track. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner and Mohammed’s Radio come to mind.

Although he was later picked up by Virgin Records, Zevon was already ricocheting from left to right trying to find a way back to fame and presumably fortune. He threw in his lot with R.E.M. and formed the Hindu Love Gods but that too failed to restart his career. Zevon would try everything at least once, even a concept album like Transverse City. His albums were also brimfull with big names. Still it didn’t help move units. By the ’90s, Zevon could no longer afford anything but to perform as a solo act. This wasn’t a bad thing.

As Zevon fan, sheepdip, pointed out, his solo shows threw up bits and pieces of music that he didn’t write but enjoyed. Finally, you could see Zevon wear his heart on his sleeve.

“What makes this one especially appealing are the little bits of strange cover material. Here, the introduction for ‘Excitable Boy’ is about 40 instrumental seconds of the eerily cheery murder ballad ‘Mack the Knife’ from ‘Threepenny Opera’. More valuable and amusing - Warren strums his guitar for a ripely sincere two minute version of Paul Anka’s ‘My Way’.

“Likewise, you can almost imagine Warren in the spotlight, surrounded by darkness, for Bob Dylan’s ‘Ring Them Bells’, another two-minute wonder. AND there’s also the moody American standard, ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’. So you’ve got Warren in pretty blue mood at The Bluebird!”

Thanks to sheepdip who shared this on Dime.
- Professor Red

Click here and then scroll down to the comments section for some recording background on this show.

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Track 01. Mr. Bad Example (5.9MB)
Track 02. Carmelita > [banter and Dr. Babyhead intro] (7.2MB)
Track 03. [banter] > Figurine (11.6MB)
Track 04. Piano Fighter (6.1MB)
Track 05. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner (9.7MB)
Track 06. [banter] (1.9MB)
Track 07. Don’t Let Us Get Sick (5.4MB)
Track 08. Bujumbura (4.7MB)
Track 09. Play It All Night Long (8.4MB)
Track 10. [instrumental intro to…] (4.5MB)
Track 11. Boom Boom Mancini (6.6MB)
Track 12. [banter] > You Don’t Know What Love Is [Raye/DePaul] (5.7MB)
Track 13. Mack the Knife [Blitzstein/Brecht/Weill] > Excitable Boy (8.5MB)
Track 14. Werewolves of London (6.8MB)
Track 15. My Way [Anka/Francois/Revaux/Thibault] (3.6MB)
Track 16. Lawyers, Guns and Money (5.3MB)
Track 17. Ring Them Bells [Dylan] (3.9MB)
Track 18. Mohammed’s Radio (7.6MB)

Warren Zevon on piano and guitar with Dr Babyhead on sax sometimes.

Not a single song from his then latest album, Mutineer, can be found in the show at The Bluebird club. It didn’t help that his then label, Giant, was going out of business. Buy Mutineer here.

A safer bet for new fans is to get the Rhino compilation, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (An Anthology), put out in 1996, just prior to this concert. Buy it here.

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BB KING and JOHNNY WINTER - NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 1969

February 13, 2013 – 4:27 am

JOHNNY WINTER R.I.P. 1944-2014

Blues musician and producer Johnny Winter has died on July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland at the age of 70. There was no immediate word on the cause of death. Winter, who played with Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, was a friend of John Lennon, who wrote Rock and Roll People in his honour. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote a song for him in 1973 called Silver Train. Winter, like his brother and musician Edgar (of Edgar Winter Group fame) was an albino and known for his long, blond hair and a cowboy hat. During the late ’60s, he performed frequently with Janis Joplin and the pair became lovers. Winter suffered from terrible addiction problems with heroin in the early ’70s and although he had spells of recovery, much of the ’90s was blighted by a reliance on antidepressants, vodka and methadone. Even at 70, Winter was still performing around 200 concerts a year and admitted once that “guitar is the only thing I was ever really great at”. Winter was due to release a new album entitled Step Back on September 2. - telegraph.co.uk

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BB KING and JOHNNY WINTER
Newport Jazz Festival 1969 [A DoinkerTape, 2CD]

Live At The Newport Jazz Festival; July 6, 1969. Good to very good audience recording.

Thanks to Doinker who originally shared the show at Dime; and to jbarrowsrn for keeping the show alive at planetrocklosslessbootlegs.com.

Doinker’s notes:

The performances of the two artists of this show really could not be separated. The announcements during and between sets connect them as one event, so they are presented together. BB King performs first, then Johnny Winter, and then BB King JOINS Johnny Winter for a jam session that has to be heard to be believed. To say they go a little crazy together is an understatement.

These over-the-top performances, that you can listen to over and over again!

Even though part of this recording needed speed correction, that’s not a pitch problem you hear. BB’s guitar is “funky-style” out of tune. Not out of tune to itself, but pitched slightly out-of-key. It certainly adds another dimension to the sound of his band. You’ll notice it more on the jam with Johnny Winter.

Lineage:
MR > R- > ??R?? > Sound Forge > 16 cent slowdown (3/5 of 1/4 of one note) for part of show > FLAC via Flac Frontend level 6, sectors aligned and verified
2nd gen AUD reel-to-reel tape with known lineage (rec1)
BLOWS AWAY ANY PREVIOUS VERSION
Several glitches in the original tape were smoothed out. Pitch was matched and maintained throughout with “Virtual Keyboard”.

Thanks also to texashash for the corrected tracklist; and thanks to mroscoe for the artwork (modified here).

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Disc 1
BB King (33:52)
Track 101. Every Day I Have The Blues (3.4MB)
Track 102. How Blue Can You Get? (9.2MB)
Track 103. Whole Lot Of Lovin’ (4.3MB)
Track 104. All Over Again (6.5MB)
Track 105. That’s Wrong Little Mama (6.0MB)
Track 106. Please Accept My Love (Instrumental) (5.7MB)
Track 107. Band Intros (3.5MB)
Track 108. Why I Sing The Blues (10.1MB)

Disc 2
Johnny Winter (38:22)
Track 201. Leland Mississippi Blues (7.8MB)
Track 202. Black Cat Bone (8.6MB)
Track 203. Mean Town Blues (16.2MB)
Track 204. It’s My Own Fault (22.7MB)

BB King With Johnny Winter (26:59)
Track 205. Every Day I Have The Blues Jam (16.3MB)
Track 206. Five Long Years Jam (22.6MB)

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A MATTER OF TASTE (UPDATED: MARCH 19, 2013)

February 12, 2013 – 4:54 am

When a change led rock’s hipsters to the middle of the road.

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AMBROSIA
Cincinnati 1978 [no label, 1CD]

Live at 5th Floor Studios, Cincinnati, OH; November 15, 1978. Ex pre-FM stereo.

Joe Puerta, Christopher North and Burleigh Drummond are still plying their trade as Ambrosia. In fact, original member David Pack and keyboard player David Cutler Lewis were still with Ambrosia as recently as 2001. This is one close-knit band.

This Californian band formed in 1970, around the time the anti-thesis of hard rock was emerging, that “soft rock” sound of Southern California that the Eagles made famous. Some will say their music was “not bland but progressive” but they did score with a couple of catchy tunes, Holdin’ On To Yesterday, Can’t Let A Woman and at this performance in 1978, How Much I Feel, their biggest hit at the time, achieving the No. 3 slot on Billboard. It guaranteed them a lifetime of plays on American FM. It also shifted their focus.

For their third album, Ambrosia wanted a harder rock sound, after spending the first two albums in prog rock territory. You can hear them revved up in this performance at the 5th Floor Studios. As Scooter123, who shared this show comments:

“Here’s a really nice pre-FM stereo soundboard of one of my favorite bands, showcasing their ‘Life Beyond L.A.’ LP in a studio in Cincinnati. There is a little hiss, but it is hardly noticeable.”

Life Beyond L.A. was Ambrosia treading carefully between pop and experiment. This unique live performance with four songs from the album shows how distinct both sides were. You can see how a progressive band, inspired by King Crimson, was equally competent handling a ballad like How Much I Feel. That ballad took control of the band.

Then you will remember how Chicago’s jazz-rock quickly descended to pop balladry. That’s the same route Ambrosia took with their next album One Eighty which scored two big hits. Our onetime musicians had forsaken their art to become craftsmen. Most now remember Ambrosia as Top 40 fodder when they were so much more. Thankfully this captured performance archived Ambrosia before all that.

Thanks Scooter123 for sharing this on the net.
- Professor Red

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Track 01. Intro (11.1MB)
Track 02. Life Beyond L.A.* (8.2MB)
Track 03. Runnin’ Away If Heaven Could Find Me* (7.0MB)
Track 04. How Much I Feel Not As You Were* (10.0MB)
Track 05. Somewhere I’ve Never Traveled How Much I Feel* (8.7MB)
Track 06. Nice Nice Very Nice And… Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled ++ (10.8MB)
Track 07. The Brunt part 1 Nice, Nice, Very Nice ^ (5.1MB)
Track 08. The Brunt part 2 The Brunt ++ (2.7MB)
Track 09. band intros > Holding On To Yesterday ^ (9.5MB)
Track 10. Can’t Let A Woman ++ (10.6MB)
Track 11. I Wanna Know ++ (13.1MB)
57:34m

* These four songs are found on Life Beyond L.A.
++ These songs are found on their previous album, Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled.
^ These two songs are on their self-titled debut album.

Lineup:
David Pack - vocals, guitar
Chris North - keyboards
Joe Puerta - vocals, bass
Burleigh Drummond - drums, percussion, background vocals
Guest
David Cutler Lewis - keyboards

For the studio versions, get yourself a copy of 1978’s Life Beyond L.A. An MP3 download is affordable.

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Updated: March 19, 2013

Ambrosia’s “Life Beyond L.A.: The Deluxe Edition” 2CD (ADA/Relayer) will be released April 30 and comes with a 1978 unreleased live concert bonus disc. While the date and venue of the show is not known, the tracklist for the live disc at imwan.com is as follows: Life Beyond L.A.; If Heaven Could Find Me; Not As You Were; How Much I Feel; Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled; Nice, Nice, Very Nice; The Brunt; Holding On To Yesterday; Can’t Let A Woman and I Wanna Know.

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A CLASS ACT

February 11, 2013 – 5:14 am

“Anita O’Day was the only white singer in a class with Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn.”

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ANITA O’DAY
Antibes Jazz Festival 1966 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Antibes, France, July 1966. Ex FM stereo. Source is probably the 1990 Italian bootleg Tea For Two (Moon MCD 023-2). Pianist Tete Montoliu’s discography puts the date as either July 23 or 24, 1966 (click here).

Much has been said of O’Day’s near-death experience in 1966.

“An overdose in 1966, the graphic and literally heart-stopping scene that opens High Times (her 1981 book), forced O’Day to clean up her act. She quit cold turkey in Hawaii, lying in the sun on the beach when she had the chills and cooling off in the ocean when she felt feverish.”

This is how O’Day’s autobiography describes the scene:

“Dee [her friend] panicked. She jumped up, ran over and rammed the door like a bulldozer. The door gave and she saw me crumpled on the floor with the hypodermic needle still in my arm. She pulled it out and hid the outfit in her dress…

“…at one point the doctors could detect no heartbeat and were just drawing the sheet over my face - in other words I seemed to be dead - when a young doctor ran in with some contraption he used to get my heart started again.”

This July concert in 1966 was after that incident. Her overdose in L.A. was in March. But it would be two years later before she kicked the habit. What we have here is a performance from that tumultuous year. A year that is usually associated with the wild young men of rock - The Beatles and The Stones, Dylan’s UK tour, Hendrix releasing his first single.

Scooter123 (Thanks again!) who shared this piece of history on the net made this comment: “After listening to this bootleg, I wanted to go get some heroin, and see if it would improve my singing.”

At this show, O’Day manages to duplicate her acclaimed performance of Tea For Two that was captured for Jazz On A Summer’s Day, the 1960 documentary that featured O’Day “zipper-dee-doo-da-ing” through the song at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Her scatting, albeit all too brief, is displayed on S’Wonderful. Listening, it’s hard to believe she almost died in 1966.

O’Day herself remained unrepentent of her drug use. “All the people from years back, they were all on dope,” she claimed. She estimates she spent over US$400,000 on drugs. Thankfully in 1966 she decided to kick the habit. She lived to a ripe old age of 87.
- Professor Red

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Track 01. Jordu 1:17 (Irving ‘Duke’ Jordan) (2.1MB)
Track 02. Let’s Fall in Love 4:10 (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) (6.9MB)
Track 03. Fly Me to the Moon 4:40 (Bart Howard) (7.7MB)
Track 04. S’Wonderful 2:29 (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (4.0MB)
Track 05. They Can’t That Away From Me 2:32 (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) (2.3MB)
Track 06. Banter (1.9MB)
Track 07. Tea for Two 5:22 (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) (8.1MB)
Track 08. Outro (940k)
20:05m

Lineup:
Anita O’Day - vocals
Tete Montoliu - piano
Erik Peter - bass
John Poole - drums

The above show is also found on a grey product out of Europe in 1990. The disc was titled Tea For Two (Moon MCD 023-2) and made in Italy. The rest of the disc was taken up by her performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1958.

Anita O’Day’s best works were with Verve. Her recording career stalled in 1962 when her contract with Verve ended. But just before it ended, O’Day recorded All The Sad Young Men with a young Gary McFarland. It was an odd arrangement, as O’Day recorded her vocals in Los Angeles, separated from the band who were in New York. Buy it here.

For fans who want to sample her earlier recordings, get Anita Sings The Most, a collaborative effort with Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and John Poole and is regarded as her best work. Anita herself has dissed this album. We reckon for the unflattering cover photo. Buy it here.

Fans with money might want to track down a copy of the 9-disc set The Complete Verve/Clef Sessions on Mosaic Records. Only 7,500 sets were made.

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BLIND FAITH - SANTA BARBARA 1969

February 10, 2013 – 4:54 am

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BLIND FAITH
Noblesse Oblige [Mid Valley 289, 1CD]

Live at the Fairgrounds Arena, Santa Barbara, CA; August 16, 1969. Good to very good audience recording.

Thanks to ecmusicman who shared the tracks at The Hunger City.

This is what whereseric.com noted:

Recorded on 16 August 1969 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara California. This is a quite good audience recording for the era but it is not the complete performance. [Ed: The encore, Sunshine Of Your Love, has been omitted.] Released in late 2004, the recording seems to have benefitted in upgrades in remastering technology. It is undoubtedly the best document of the ill-fated tour. The set list featured, in part, “Had To Cry Today”, “Presence Of The Lord”, and “Means To An End”.

This is what music fan Geetarz commented:

Sourced directly from the master tape and then nicely tweaked by Mid Vally, this is the ultimate expression of this recording and essential listening for any true fan.

Lineage:
Audience > ? > cdr > EAC > Flac frontend 6
Artwork, fixed for jewel cases by Kream

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Track 01. Stage Announcement (8.8MB)
Track 02. Well All Right (10.6MB)
Track 03. Can’t Find My Way Home (6.6MB)
Track 04. Had To Cry Today (15.1MB)
Track 05. Sleeping In The Ground (3.7MB)
Track 06. Crossroads (9.3MB)
Track 07. Presence Of The Lord (8.3MB)
Track 08. Means To An End (6.9MB)
Track 09. Do What You Like (29.7MB)

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood - keyboards, vocals
Ginger Baker - drums
Rick Grech - bass

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PROTEST AND SURVIVE

February 9, 2013 – 4:38 am

A karmic coincidence that the Open Society released their Globalizing Torture report February 5, 2013 (click here). This show surfaced the next day at Losslesslegs. It’s from The Wailers Survival Tour. Resist and fight oppression.

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BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
Minneapolis 1979 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN; November 15, 1979. An upclose and lively stereo audience recording.

Throughout his short life, Bob Marley was an anti-hero. He spoke for social and human rights. He smoked dope like Anita O’Day. He was religious in his own way. He was true to his music, never giving in to non-reggae influences. He also clearly disliked contracts and the business side of music.

More importantly, he was prolific not lazy. As a result, a wealth of songs, jam sessions and demos circulate on the net, shared by fans. This is outside of his official releases. And then there are the concerts, radio broadcasts and audience recordings of varying quality.

This show in Minneapolis has a backstory. This is what the taper “DigitalRBB” said:

“As with many great tapes on this site, this came from me. It was recorded front row balcony at the Northrop Auditorium with custom mics and a Sony D5. Cassettes were transferred to a Sony 601 PCM and then to aiff. I went analog out of the PCM to bypass the emphasis into peak pro 6.

“There are no other copies as I am the only one who recorded it. There are many copies out there that people have destroyed by ‘mastering’. It does not need it as it is great by itself. It is because of this that I have not released the 24/96 direct copy.

“I have since transferred the cassette’s at 24/96 but have not release them yet.”

This is one of the best audience recordings to come out from the ’70s. Once you play this, you will agree wholeheartedly. Loud and clear vocals and instruments. Drums bouncing nicely in rhythm. Not too much echo, the crowd noise, at just the right level, never swarms the performance.

The performance is exciting. This is the only tour to incorporate a horn section featuring Glen Da Costa on saxophone and David Madden on trumpet, which heats up the tempo. The Survival Tour was to promote the album of the same name. So it is a hot show, full of message songs, pointed and confrontational. The final song, Get Up Stand Up, is the anthem for disobedience. Its militant stance is inspiring. As the rhythm winds down, Bob shouts: “This is Bob Marley and the Wailers, don’t give up the fight…. THANK YOU.”

That’s a shout out that crosses time and space.

A big thanks to the taper DigitalRBB and the fan who shared the show at Losslesslegs, Garageboy (Greg Holtz?) whose friend, Luke Olsen, tracked and edited it. This should be officially released for the archives.
- The Little Chicken

This show has been edited by Luke Olsen on August 30, 2010. What he did:
aiff > Sound Studio 3.5.6 (tracking, fades, resampled to 44 kHz/16 bit) > xACT 1.59 > FLAC

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Track 01. Positive Vibration (9.2MB)
Track 02. Wake Up And Live* (8.7MB)
Track 03. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) (5.9MB)
Track 04. I Shot The Sheriff (7.6MB)
Track 05. Concrete Jungle (8.8MB)
Track 06. Ambush In The Night* (7.0MB)
Track 07. Running Away (7.8MB)
Track 08. Crazy Baldhead (7.2MB)
Track 09. Heathen (8.8MB)
Track 10. War (7.1MB)
Track 11. No More Trouble (3.1MB)
Track 12. Africa Unite* (7.5MB)
Track 13. One Drop* (7.3MB)
Track 14. Exodus (10.8MB)
Track 15. Crowd (2.1MB)
Track 16. Jammin (9.4MB)
Track 17. Is This Love (5.2MB)
Track 18. Get Up Stand Up (10.1MB)

Note: This is the first time the final song Get Up, Stand Up has circulated in such fine quality.

* studio versions of these songs can be found on the Survival album.

The followup to Kaya was 1979’s Survival. Lots of anthems here like Africa Unite and Zimbabwe. This album was followed by Uprising in 1980 and the post-humous release of Confrontation in 1983. Get the picture? Buy all three.

The Survival Tour was filmed at least twice. The November 25 show in Santa Barbara, California has been released as Bob Marley - The Legend Live. The performance in Oakland on Nov 30 has not been released. Buy The Legend Live here.

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ZoZo SISTERS - SALT LAKE CITY 2006

February 8, 2013 – 4:24 am

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ZoZo SISTERS
(Ann Savoy and Linda Ronstadt)
Salt Lake City 2006 [no label, 1CD]

A Prairie Home Companion (Hosted by Garrison Keillor), Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah; June 23, 2006, broadcast June 24, 2006. Excellent FM broadcast.

Ann Savoy and Linda Ronstadt as the ZoZo Sisters in 2006 previewing material from their then upcoming album, Adieu False Heart. They appear in two segments of the programme, performing four songs and talking with host Garrison Keillor.

Thanks to rjw99sd for sharing the tracks in 2006.

Lineage:
FM broadcast (San Diego KPBS 89.5) > Sony SLV755HF > Easy CD 8 Sound Editor > WAV > FLAC

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Segment One (9:32)
Track 01. GK introduces Ann and Linda (1.3MB)
Track 02. Adieu False Heart (6.4MB)
Track 03. GK talks to Linda and Ann (2.2MB)
Track 04. Walk Away Renee (Left Banke song) (6.3MB)

Segment Two (6:56)
Track 05. GK talks to Ann and Linda (750k)
Track 06. Plus Tu Tournes (5.0MB)
Track 07. Too Old To Die Young (5.9MB)

Ann and Linda’s band: (identified at end of show)
Kristin Wilkinson
Kevin Wimmer
Sam Broussard
Richard Stearns
Brian Selberg
with Gary Raynor (bass/Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band - APHC house band)

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