THE QUADROPHENIA TOUR

November 14, 2012 – 12:23 pm

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THE WHO
Orlando 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Amway Center, Orlando, Florida; November 3, 2012. Good to very good audience recording.

Pete Townshend walked off the stage during the encore for the November 1 show in Sunrise, Florida. Rolling Stone reported that Townshend left during “You Better You Bet” without letting his bandmates know. Before leaving, Townshend appeared to be unhappy with the sound monitors onstage, yelling they were “too loud” before walking off. The band continued into “Baba O’ Riley” before ending the show. Townshend didn’t reappear. Townshend’s brother Simon later said on Twitter, “Pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. Was a good show but had some technical problems.”

Two days later, there was no such walkout when the band played Orlando.

This is what Jim Abbott blogged at the Orlando Sentinel:

Two versions of The Who worked to turn back the clock on Saturday at Amway Center. On stage, the band’s two remaining members – frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend - tackled the ambitious 1973 concept album “Quadrophenia” with impressive gusto for guys knocking on the door of their 70s.

At the same time, the senior citizens had competition from video clips that played on the giant screen behind the band. Scenes of The Who in its prime might have unintentionally pointed out the advanced age of the current band.

No worries…

Musically, the material was delivered with precision and power by a big ensemble that included drummer Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son), bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist Simon Townshend (Pete Townshend’s brother), a trio of keyboard players and a brass section. Remarkably, the mix was good in the often troublesome arena.

Daltrey and Townshend didn’t interact much on stage, but offered throwback microphone slinging and windmill guitar strumming on the rocking “5:15.” There was more of that in an encore that included “Baba O’Riley.” “Who Are You,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “The Kids Are Alright.” Same goes for these old guys, who are aging gracefully.

Thanks to Datfly who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime. Datfly noted: “Some crowd excitement from being too close to The Who is obvious in some spots. A few mic glitches.”

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1st Row in front of Pete

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Flac Level 8 Align on SB

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Disc 1
Track 101. I Am The Sea/The Real Me (4.4MB)
Track 102. Quadrophenia (8.2MB)
Track 103. Cut My Hair (5.5MB)
Track 104. The Punk And The Godfather (7.0MB)
Track 105. I’m One (3.7MB)
Track 106. The Dirty Jobs (6.5MB)
Track 107. Helpless Dancer (3.7MB)
Track 108. Is It In My Head? (5.1MB)
Track 109. I’ve Had Enough (9.4MB)
Track 110. 5:15 (14.1MB)
Track 111. Sea And Sand (6.6MB)
Track 112. Drowned (7.5MB)
Track 113. Bell Boy (7.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Doctor Jimmy (10.9MB)
Track 202. The Rock (10.2MB)
Track 203. Love, Reign O’er Me (9.2MB)
Track 204. Band Introductions (3.5MB)
Track 205. Baba O’Riley (8.5MB)
Track 206. The Kids Are Alright (4.8MB)
Track 207. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (6.8MB)
Track 208. Behind Blue Eyes (5.0MB)
Track 209. Who Are You (9.0MB)
Track 210. Won’t Get Fooled Again (14.6MB)
Track 211. Tea & Theatre (8.3MB)

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VARIOUS - STAND UP FOR HEROES BENEFIT 2012

November 13, 2012 – 12:49 pm

VARIOUS
Roger Waters, John Mayer and the Max Weinberg Big Band

6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Benefit 2012
Live at the Beacon Theatre New York, NY; November 8, 2012. Excellent webcast.

The Bruce Springsteen segment of the show was shared here.

Here are the other performers.

The audio is extracted from this youtube video.

The Stand Up For Heroes Benefit is to help American troops, for example, those who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Max Weinberg’s Big Band
Track 01. Instrumental - Untitled (6.3MB)
Track 02. A Hard Day’s Night (10.9MB)

John Mayer
Track 03. The Long And Winding Road (7.0MB)

Roger Waters and G.E. Smith with Band of 14 Veterans
Track 04. Introduction (14.2MB)
Track 05. Wish You Were Here (split-second glitch around 04:41 - inherent in the source) (11.1MB)
Track 06. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (10.1MB)
Track 07. Wide River To Cross (including false start) (13.7MB)

STEELY DAN - DALLAS 1994

November 13, 2012 – 4:28 am

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STEELY DAN
Dallas 1994 First Night [Uxbridge, 2CD]

Live at the Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, TX; September 2, 1994. Excellent soundboard.

Here’s another show for Steely Dan fans. Thanks to buttmanos for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Uploader’s notes:

Here is a fantastic soundboard recording from the 94 tour. The quality exceeds that of Irvine ‘94 as that show is lacking in the bottom-end department. This one more than makes up for it! Indeed, we have a great stereo spread and a crystalline, transparent capture - this may be the best sounding Steely Dan ROIO ever. It is certainly in the upper echelon. Plus, we have a great backing band and an even better setlist.

Where did it come from? Well, this, along with some of the other more recent seeds have been circulating overseas. We’ve managed to obtain some of the silvers as you’ve seen. They are not cheap. This two-disc set set me back over $100, personally. So long as the skeevy sellers are selling, we’ll be freely sharing until everything is tapped! And as of the date of this writing, the well is far from dry.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Instrumental Overture (The Royal Scam/Parker’s Band/the Fez) (16.2MB)
Track 102. Aja (13.5MB)
Track 103. Reelin In the Years (10.5MB)
Track 104. Josie (with Drum Solo) (11.7MB)
Track 105. Hey Nineteen (10.7MB)
Track 106. Down in the Bottom (7.3MB)
Track 107. Sign in Stranger (12.1MB)
Track 108. Peg (7.1MB)
Track 109. Walter’s Band Introductions (8.0MB)
Track 110. Babylon Sisters (10.0MB)
Track 111. Black Friday (7.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. True Companion (8.6MB)
Track 202. Green Earrings (8.7MB)
Track 203. Bodhisattva (9.3MB)
Track 204. Deacon Blues (12.6MB)
Track 205. Tomorrow’s Girls (10.4MB)
Track 206. Hard Up Case (8.5MB)
Track 207. Chain Lightning (11.2MB)
Track 208. Third World Man (12.3MB)
Track 209. Kid Charlemagne (8.7MB)
Track 210. My Old School (10.5MB)
Track 211. FM (11.5MB)

Lineup:
Donald Fagen: Vocals, Fender Rhodes, Melodica
Walter Becker: Guitar, Vocals
along with:
“The Citizen Steely Dan Orchestra 1994″
Dennis Chambers: Drums
Bill Ware III: Vibes, Congas, Percussion
Tom Barney: 5-string Bass
Georg Wadenius: Guitars
Warren Bernhardt: Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes
Diane Garisto: Vocals
Brenda White-King: Vocals
Catherine Russell: Vocals
Chris Potter: Tenor Sax
Cornelius Bumpus: Tenor Sax
Bob Shepard: Tenor, Alto and Soprano Sax

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MIMI FARINA AND TOM JANS - CLEVELAND 1972

November 12, 2012 – 4:28 am

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MIMI FARINA AND TOM JANS
Cleveland 1972 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; April 8, 1972 (late show). Good to very good FM broadcast (hissy).

Thanks to kneesfudd for sharing this show at Dime.

kneesfudd’s notes:

Cool FM broadcast from what must been a VERY hip (read: radical hippie type hip) radio station at the time, thanks to its DJs, WNCR-FM in Cleveland…

Ah, Mimi Baez Fariña. If you’ve ever seen the Pete Seeger “Rainbow Quest” TV programme with Richard & Mimi Fariña, you know they were in love, and man, she was a lovely soul, indeed. I saw her with Banana, of Youngbloods fame, a couple of times at the Iron Horse & stunning is about all I can say.

She was one of the pivotal figures of the American ’60s folk movement along with her Beat activist writer, her husband, a prince of man, Richard. There must be more recordings of them out there somewhere. Had Richard lived, it would have been interesting to see where his protester & timeless songwriting prowess could have led him, but we can only wonder. In any case, I digress. Certainly there are some DIMERS who are longtime Tom Jans fans & I would welcome a proper entry of appreciation in his direction. “Take Heart” is a gem & very likely it is not the only one from him. If that album seems a bit too pretentiously cute with the passage of time, I think it stands out anyway. I mean, in this election week, “Take Heart”, indeed. “Been Down So Long, It Looks Like Up To Me” carried me circa ‘71 and “Be Not Content” has the real message -  Yr daily dose is in the OJ, man, just sip & descend into the Haight & see what today will bring.

kneesfudd also added:

Quite fine but not super hi-fi FM, with warts.
Warts: Not bad. Some o’ the ol’ hiss & a low level high frequency noise from radio that can be notched out with EQ, but I steered clear. Some dropouts, but mostly all fixed. Slight speed fluctuations for a second on Track 1 and two seconds on Track 8 (very minor)! There are very long dialogues & introductions to songs which could be tracked out. Opening for Dave van Ronk.

CoolSonics 018 commented:

I am quite glad this tape has survived. It’s a missing piece of American folk history from one of the most splendid, highest queens of the ’60s folk scene. Their excellent duo album, “Take Heart”, has still never seen the light of day on CD to my knowledge (wrong - Japan briefly, now $200+). I spent many hours with the album my first year of college, sandwiched in between “Phosphorescent Rat”, “Tiger Rose”, “Blows Against The Empire”, “Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun” & a host of others - funnily enough, actually just prior to my intensely serious Richard & Mimi Farina phase, and even though I’d been listening to Joan since about 1970. Jorma’s “Quah” & the first two Richard & Mimi albums (Thanks Ann!) kept me alive in Kathmandu at one time in the ’70s.

While originally trying to research this tape, I saw that Albert V. Baez, the co-inventor of X-ray focusing optics (in 1958), only died a few years ago, in 2007, at the age of 94. Dr. Baez was the father of folk singers Joan Baez & Mimi Farina. So, this one’s in memory of Albert, Mimi, Richard & Tom, & goes out to Mika, “Fast Freddie” & Tom McK. I’m gettin’ on in age & wonderin’ if I will ever hear their non-LP single “Good God, I’m Feeling Fine”. It’s starting to seem unlikely. I know it’s a Tom Jans song, but perhaps Mimi does some background vocals? Of course, of far greater interest & something that one or more Dylan collectors are sitting on & it would be most f’ing great if they would let us hear ‘em (desperate, we are!), are the unreleased Richard Farina publishing demo acetate tracks - I believe some 10 tracks strong… PLEASE!!! It would mean a whole lot to some of us. If someone is willing to pass them along, I would be very, very much indebted & overjoyed to hear them at last.

This performance is quite enjoyable. In some ways I prefer it to the Mimi Farina & Banana shows I saw 10 or so years later, even though Mr Jans isn’t always my cup of tea. For one thing, even though it’s into the ’70s, it still has the innocence of the ’60s folk scene. For another, it provides a lot of the “Take Heart” album material as stripped down acoustic duo arrangements without all the backing musicians & unecessary production present in the studio album. I had learned a lot about mastering in the past year or more since I originally worked on this, so I ran through it for another overhaul (can you spell “dropout?” - fixed most of them now), & it’ll damn sure feed some hungry freaky taper fish. Enjoy.

P.S. If you want to see some funny radio station history, try net searching about the one that broadcast this show on air. Best known at the time for broadcasting “an erroneous report that President Richard Nixon had been shot” (February ‘72), & apparently known as the “People’s Radio”, with a mix of “folk rock, electric, & ‘gut blue’ stuff, with the ‘ultimate four letter word’ often making its way into the programming. There are more quite funny quotes about the station.

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Track 01. In The Quiet Morning (Song For Janis Joplin) (6.4MB)
Track 02. Mama Tried (4.4MB)
Track 03. Reach Out (For Chris Ross) (8.5MB)
Track 04. You’re Sixteen (5.0MB)
Track 05. Children Of Darkness (5.8MB)
Track 06. Loving Arms (5.1MB)
Track 07. Letter To Jesus (4.6MB)
Track 08. Madman (10.3MB)
Track 09. The Great White Horse (6.2MB)
Track 10. Carolina (10.6MB)
Track 11. Good God, I’m Feeling Fine (6.0MB)
Track 12. Carry It On (4.2MB)

Lineup:
Mimi Farina - acoustic guitar, vocals
Tom Jans - acoustic guitar, vocals

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JAMES TAYLOR - BERLIN 1986

November 11, 2012 – 4:24 am

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JAMES TAYLOR
Berlin 1986 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany; June 17, 1986. Very good FM broadcast.

Here’s another singer-songwriter with a much wider appeal.

Thanks to als for sharing this show at Dime.

This is what als noted:

“I recently received an email asking for help in identifying a JT show. I don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder (it will be shared on Dime) so I will just say the recording in question turned out to be a significant upgrade over the currently circulating FM sources. It got me thinking about a couple of things. First, most FM broadcasts have already been shared on Dime so “new” recordings are a rare treat. Second, did I have any FM broadcasts in my collection that have not yet been shared on Dime or qualify as under-circulated? This show answers that question. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 6-17-86 on Dime and it has not been widely circulated. 1986 was a terrific performing year for JT and I think this show will only enhance that sentiment.”

als added: “Smoothed transitions between nearly all tracks after Track 7. Most likely taper had a 90-minute cassette and began conserving tape after the first 1/3 of the show to avoid missing any music.”

Source: FM > unknown > EAC > Sound Forge 8.0 > CDWave > 1flac/2cdr

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Disc 1
Track 101. Sweet Baby James (6.0MB)
Track 102. Wandering (5.0MB)
Track 103. Carolina In My Mind (7.5MB)
Track 104. Up On The Roof (7.0MB)
Track 105. Only A Dream In Rio (8.6MB)
Track 106. Handy Man (9.0MB)
Track 107. I Will Follow (6.0MB)
Track 108. Your Smiling Face (4.8MB)
Track 109. Millworker (6.8MB)
Track 110. Traffic Jam (3.1MB)
Track 111. Sea Cruise (2.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Everyday (5.9MB)
Track 202. Only One (6.7MB)
Track 203. Fire And Rain (6.6MB)
Track 204. Country Road (8.1MB)
Track 205. Mexico (4.6MB)
Track 206. Johnnie Comes Back (5.8MB)
Track 207. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (11.3MB)
Track 208. You’ve Got A Friend (7.7MB)
Track 209. Steamroller (11.7MB)
Track 210. That Lonesome Road (5.6MB)

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - STAND UP FOR HEROES BENEFIT 2012

November 10, 2012 – 5:38 am

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Benefit 2012

Live at the Beacon Theatre New York, NY; November 8, 2012. Mono soundboard.

The Stand Up For Heroes Benefit is to help American troops, for example, those who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thanks to igohomenow for sharing the tracks at Jungleland. igohomenow noted: “They only gave out mono soundboard feeds. Untouched.”

The full show can be viewed here.

Track 01. We Take Care of Our Own (13.6MB)
Track 02. Working On The Highway (6.8MB)
Track 03. Tougher Than The Rest w/ Patti Scialfa (9.8MB)
Track 04. Land Of Hope and Dreams (7.1MB)

SHELBY LYNNE - NEW YORK 2001

November 10, 2012 – 4:40 am

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SHELBY LYNNE
New York 2001 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Supper Club, New York, NY; November 12, 2001. Excellent FM broadcast.

At the Grammy Awards in February 2001, singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne won the award for Best New Artist of 2000, due to a large extent, to her sixth studio album, I Am Shelby Lynne (2000). Nine months later, Lynne was at The Supper Club in New York introducing her then latest release, Love, Shelby.

It’s interesting that she starts off her set, not with a song off the new album, but with the evergreen Wichita Lineman. In an interview, Lynne said: “I’m a fool for great melodies and great lyrics and that song has both. And those chord progressions are just fantastic.” As an aside - while lots of folks have covered the song, Lambchop deserve a special (trivia) mention - right in the middle of the track, Short, on the Damaged album (2006), the band works in a couple of bars from Wichita Lineman, which should cause listeners to do a double take.

Back to The Supper Club. This is what Jon Pareles wrote in The New York Times: “She is no longer holding back the ample voice that drew country producers to her in the first place, and on ‘Love, Shelby, the songs are gussied up with gleaming, elaborate production. But onstage, she reached into her new songs more deeply. She spoke-sang verses in a lowered voice, then opened up on choruses.”

“Her last song, Tarpoleon Napoleon,’ was a quiet waltz she wrote about her father, who shot both her mother and himself. She sang it alone, recalling both his strength and his demons in a voice that merged painful memory with consolation.”

Thanks to the person who shared the tracks on the net in 2005.

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Track 01. Wichita Lineman (6.4MB)
Track 02. Trust Me (6.3MB)
Track 03. Mother (9.5MB)
Track 04. Your Lies (5.1MB)
Track 05. Break Me Open (6.5MB)
Track 06. I Can’t Wait (7.2MB)
Track 07. Ain’t It The Truth (10.0MB)
Track 08. Killin’ Kind (8.5MB)
Track 09. Where I’m From (9.1MB)
Track 10. Wall In Your Heart (6.6MB)
Track 11. Jesus On A Greyhound (13.7MB)
Track 12. Tarpolean Napoleon (8.3MB)

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THE HAPPY, BEAUTIFUL WARD

November 9, 2012 – 4:32 am

Cheer up.

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M. WARD
Live On KEXP 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Bumbershoot Music Lounge, Sept 2, 2012 and broadcast Live On KEXP, Seattle, WA. Ex webstream stereo.

Fourteen years is a long time to have “made the rounds” for a career musician and yet not achieve fame and fortune. Since 2009, M Ward has more or less put his own career on hold while developing side projects. The most memorable so far is his partnership with actress-singer Zooey Deschanel, to form She And Him, with whom he has released three albums, including a Christmas one. The other project is a band, Monsters Of Folk, which includes brighter lights from other indie bands. Their self-titled debut arrived in 2009. Around that time, Ward released a studio album, Hold Time, and did not record another album till 2012. Since that time, he has been gigging as She And Him.

This concert is one of several live outings this year as M Ward makes it to the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle. Recent illness has forced Ward to cancel and postpone dates in October 2012 including at the Orpheum Theatre in LA, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Jay Leno show. All his concerts this year were to promote his new album, A Wasteland Companion.

M Ward’s voice is of the “sand and glue” variety, suitable for a confessional singer-songwriter. It grates. But there is a joyfulness here that is at odds with this voice. Despite a song like “Sad Sad Song”, Ward is much more the rocker, happy to sing “Rave On”. The guitar solos come courtesy of M Ward.

It is our good fortune that this broadcast was captured and shared by O’B at DIME.
- The Little Chicken

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Track 01. (intro) (1.0MB)
Track 02. To Save Me + (5.0MB)
Track 03. Sad Sad Song (5.8MB)
Track 04. Primitive Girl * (5.7MB)
Track 05. Everybody Gonna Be Happy (4.5MB)
Track 06. Me + My Shadow * (5.8MB)
Track 07. Poison Cup (4.0MB)
Track 08. I Get Ideas * (4.6MB)
Track 09. (thanks to KEXP) (865k)
Track 10. Rave On  (Buddy Holly cover) + (6.1MB)
Track 11. (outro) (341k)
TT: 27:27m

* These songs are found on his 2012 album, A Wasteland Companion. This is NOT a compilation.
+ Found on his previous studio album, 2009’s Hold Time.

M Ward has been making music since 1999. Best way to explore this singer-songwriter is to buy his latest studio effort, A Wasteland Companion, released in 2012. (click here)

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DAVE MASON - HEMPSTEAD 1975

November 7, 2012 – 12:43 pm

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DAVE MASON
Hempstead 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY; July 5, 1975. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

A mean guitarist, Dave Mason was a founding member of the famous West Midlands group, Traffic, along with Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, and Chris Wood. While a member of Traffic, Dave Mason composed some classic songs for the group including the psychedelic masterpiece Hole In My Shoe, and Feelin’ Alright.

Here is an excerpt from an interview Robert Silverstein did with Mason in 2003.

Rob: Any other early influences growing up?

Dave: The Shadows and The Ventures. “Walk Don’t Run”, “Rambunctious”, “Perfidia” by The Ventures. The Shadows… “F.B.I.”, “Man Of Mystery”, “Apache”. There were other more obscure things. A guy called Rhett Stoller. The Outlaws was a great instrumental band that Joe Meek produced some great instrumental records for. Great sounding records.

Rob: Do you still remember playing guitar at Olympic Studios on the original Traffic version of “Dear Mr. Fantasy”?

Dave: That’s Steve Winwood. I’m playing bass and harmonica on that… Steve played most of the guitar on the early Traffic stuff. And then the second one came out. I didn’t really start playing anything worthwhile on guitar until I did Alone Together, actually.

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Thanks to Davmar77 for sharing this in 2006. Davmar also noted: “Some very minor static between songs. Not audible during the music.”

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Lineage:
WLIR-FM Reel Master > M-Audio Transit >
Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (2.5MB)
Track 102. Split Coconut (7.5MB)
Track 103. Waitin’ On You (8.5MB)
Track 104. Show Me Some Affection (8.4MB)
Track 105. All Join In (broadcast glitch - removed) (9.9MB)
Track 106. Tuning (3.1MB)
Track 107. Crying Waiting Hoping (7.0MB)
Track 108. Every Woman (5.4MB)
Track 109. World In Changes (9.1MB)
Track 110. Band Intros (1.8MB)
Track 111. Save Your Love (16.1MB)
Track 112. Talk (1.9MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Long Lost Friend (10.2MB)
Track 202. All Along The Watchtower (11.3MB)
Track 203. Only You Know And I Know (9.4MB)
Track 204. Baby… Please (12.3MB)
Track 205. Crowd/Tuning (4.2MB)
Track 206. Feelin’ Alright (9.9MB)
Track 207. Crowd/Tuning (2.9MB)
Track 208. Bring It On Home To Me (6.7MB)
Track 209. Outro (2.5MB)

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SUN RA - ALABAMA 1989

November 6, 2012 – 4:27 am

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SUN RA
Birmingham, AL 1989 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Southern Danceworks, Birmingham, AL; June 17, 1989. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Thanks to the person who shared this show at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

It sounds like the end of another song comes in before Astro Black starts. Track 9 has a tape flip.

The Arkestra: Personnel includes Eddie Gale-tp (Gale).

At some point in 1988 or early 1989 the Arkestra did a tour of the South, including a large outdoor jazz festival in Houston, Texas (where they played opposite Arnett Cobb; Lanny Steele was the impresario). Philip Watkins played bass on this tour, and Disney tunes were featured. The band also played Nightstage in Cambridge Mass. on 12/8/88.

The Arkestra played Sweet Basil in New York City during the first week of March 1989.

The Disney songs become a feature. The Arkestra played Slim’s in Oakland on 4/5/89 and Koncepts Cultural Gallery on 4/7 and 4/8. The 4/8 show included Noel Scott (wearing Mickey Mouse ears and doing backflips), Gilmore and Allen, and a dancer wearing a Dumbo costume; the repertory included Zippity Doo Dah, The Forest of No Return, Someday My Prince Will Come, When You Wish upon a Star, and Whistle While You Work. (Oakland Tribune, 4/10/89)

Meanwhile, Moudry posted the following note at Dime:

It looks like the tape that I supplied to Robert Campbell decades ago. My notes on the tape are as follows:

1. Astro Black [Sun Ra]
2. Enlightenment [SunRa]
3. Strange Mathematics, Rhythmic Equations [Sun Ra]
4. East Of The Sun [Bowman]
5. I Dream Too Much [Kern]
6. The Forest Of No Return [Bruns, Leven]
7. Prelude To A Kiss [Ellington]
8. Yeah, Man! [Sissle, Henderson]
9. Let’s Go Fly A Kite [Sherman, Sherman]
10. I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman [Gibson, Abraham]
11. Carefree (aka: Egyptian Fantasy) [Sun Ra]
12. Stardust From Tomorrow [Sun Ra]
13. Chloe [Kahn, Moret]
14. Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah [Gilbert, Wrubel]

Personnel: Jothan Callins-tp; Tyrone Hill-tb, voc; Marshall Allen-as, fl, pic, perc; John Gilmore-ts, cl, timb, voc; Eloe Omoe-as, bcl, cacl, perc, voc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; James Jacson-bsn, fl, Ancient Egyptian Infinity drum, voc; Sun Ra-p, syn, voc; Jorge Silva-repinique, perc, voc; Oscar Brown, Jr-vln; Philip Watkins-b; Buster Smith-d; Elson Nascimento-surdo grande, perc, voc; probably Lauremil Machado-cga, perc, dance; unidentified male-perc, gymnastics, dance; unidentified male-perc, dance; June Tyson-voc. Southern Danceworks Studio, Birmingham AL. 1989.06.17.

This was an after the festival concert that was funded by the ancient tradition of passing the hat. There are also two video tapes of this concert: one ca. 60 minutes and a more professionally shot 50 minute one.

If someone can confirm the tracklist…

Picture by Craig Legg, posted at flickr.com - Thanks!

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Tracklist as torrented:

Disc 1
Track 101. Astro Black (3.8MB)
Track 102. Strange World? (17.9MB)
Track 103. East Of The Sun (4.6MB)
Track 104. I Dream Too Much (6.5MB)
Track 105. Forest Of No Return (6.2MB)
Track 106. untitled (6.6MB)
Track 107. untitled (5.2MB)
Track 108. Let’s Go Fly A Kite (from Mary Poppins) (7.4MB)
Track 109. I’m Gonna Unmask The Batman (12.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. untitled (18.0MB)
Track 202. Stardust From Tomorrow (5.9MB)
Track 203. Chloe (11.1MB)
Track 204. Someday My Prince Will Come (7.3MB)
Track 205. Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah (16.0MB)

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