MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO - STUTTGART 2009

May 28, 2013 – 5:00 am

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MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO
Stuttgart 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Schocken, Stuttgart, Germany; September 9, 2009. Matrix of soundboard and audience. Very good audio.

On March 16, 2013, Jason Molina - formerly of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co - passed away in his home in Indianapolis due to alcohol abuse-related organ failure. He was 39.

The following message was posted at magnoliaelectricco.com:

Jason Andrew Molina… was also a beloved friend. He first caught international attention in 1996 when he began releasing albums under the name Songs: Ohia. In 2003 he started the band Magnolia Electric Co. Between those two bands he released over a dozen critically-acclaimed albums and - starting in 1997 - he toured the world every year until he had to stop in 2009 to deal with severe alcoholism. Jason was incredibly humbled by his fans’ support through the years and said that the two most important words he could ever say are “Thank you.”

This is especially hard for us to share. Jason is the cornerstone of Secretly Canadian. Without him there would be no us - plain and simple. His singular, stirring body of work is the foundation upon which all else has been constructed. After hearing and falling in love with the mysterious voice on his debut single “Soul” in early 1996, we approached him about releasing a single on our newly formed label. For some reason he said yes.

We drove from Indiana to New York to meet him in person and he handed us what would become the first of many JMo master tapes. And with the Songs: Ohia One Pronunciation of Glory 7” we were given a voice as a label. The subsequent self-titled debut was often referred to by fans as The Black Album.

Each Songs: Ohia album to follow proved a new, haunting thesis statement from a prodigal songwriter whose voice and soul burned far beyond that of the average twenty-something. There was organ-laced, sepia-toned econimica (1998’s Impala) and charred-hearted, free form balladry (1999’s Axxess and Ace). There were the dark glacial make-out epics of 2000’s The Lioness and the jungle incantations of 2000’s Ghost Tropic.

There was the career-defining agnostic’s gospel of 2002’s Didn’t It Rain, an album about setting roots that also seemed to offer solace to a world that had recently seen its bar on terror raised. It was followed in 2003 by a thrilling about-face, the instant classic Magnolia Electric Co., which took Jason’s songwriting to ’70s classic rock heights.

The move was such a powerful moment for Molina that Magnolia Electric Co. became the new moniker under which would perform until 2009. With Magnolia Electric Co., Jason found a brotherhood in his bandmates, with whom he built an incredible live experience and made a truly classic album in Josephine (2009).

We’re going to miss Jason. He was generous. He was a one of a kind. And he had a voice unlike any other.

Thanks to sebi2704 who shared these tracks at Dime.

Picture by Will Claytor, posted at magnoliaelectricco.com - Thanks!

Matrix of 2 sources
Source 1: Soundboard > Edirol R-09HR
Source 2: MBHO MBP 603 A/KA 200 N > Sound Devices MP-2 > Edirol R-09HR
Mic Config: DIN (20cm, 90°)
Location: ~5m from the stage, ~2.5m above the ground, center
Transfer: Master WAVs > dEdit > CD Wave Editor V1.95.1 > FLAC V1.1.4
Editing: Mix, Volume boost and EQ in Apple Logic Pro V9.0.0
Fades in Audiofile Engineering Wave Editor V1.4.4
Resampling: 96.0 kHz > 44.1 kHz resampling using iZotope 64-bit SRC
Dithering: MBIT+

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Disc 1
Track 101. (Intro) (1.8MB)
Track 102. An Arrow in the Gale (2.2MB)
Track 103. Little Sad Eyes (9.1MB)
Track 104. The Dark Don’t Hide It (9.0MB)
Track 105. I’ve Been Riding with the Ghost (12.1MB)
Track 106. Trouble in Mind (9.4MB)
Track 107. Hammer Down (7.7MB)
Track 108. Shenandoah (9.5MB)
Track 109. Leave the City (9.9MB)
Track 110. Hard to Love a Man (11.9MB)
Track 111. [Fade Out] (228k)

Disc 2
Track 201. [Fade In] (228k)
Track 202. Lawyers, Guns and Money [Warren Zevon] (6.5MB)
Track 203. The Handing Down (7.8MB)
Track 204. Josephine (7.0MB)
Track 205. Rider. Shadow. Wolf. (5.7MB)
Track 206. (Encore Break) (2.5MB)
Track 207. London Bridge (12.6MB)
Track 208. John Henry Split My Heart (15.7MB)

To seamlessly join the two discs, simply remove the fade tracks D1T11 and D2T01.

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THE LOVELY LINDA

May 27, 2013 – 5:07 am

Great voice, good looks, that was the lovely Linda.

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LINDA RONSTADT
Boston Music Hall 1976: JEMS UPGRADE [no label, 1CD]

Live in Boston, MA; December 6, 1976. Steve Hopkins Master via JEMS. Ex- AUD stereo.

One of the best sounding audience recordings of a show from Linda Ronstadt as she was rising to the top. It has now been improved by JEMS with a fresh 2013 digital transfer.

“Taper Steve Hopkins transferred and torrented this wonderful set several years ago, but that lineage went from cassette to DAT to CD-R then ripped back into FLAC. It has also fallen off the tracker. This is the first time Steve’s master tapes have been digitized directly.

“In the mastering process, it also became clear that Steve’s mic position changed for a stretch of side two of the master tape, causing a significant decrease in high end. We’ve adjusted for that to try to unify the sound of the entire recording into one pleasing whole. Most of the recording though is positively cracking all by itself, with Hopkins recording on his home field, the Boston Music Hall, site of some of his finest recordings of the era including four legendary Springsteen nights that would come three months later.

“Thanks yet again to Steve Hopkins for allowing JEMS to present his outstanding audience recordings in a fresh light.” - BK for JEMS (And thanks to Butterking for sharing the tracks at Dime.)

Linda Ronstadt had a great ear for melody. She spotted talented, up and coming songwriters and made hits of their tunes. By 1976, Ronstadt or her management had her singing songs that were from established songwriters. Thankfully, she decided to take a different path. From covering torch songs to world music, Ronstadt did them all with class and grace. She remains a woman with a big voice and a bigger heart.

Taping Gear: Sony ECM-99A > Sony TC-152SD
JEMS 2013 transfer: SH master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth-adjusted, Dolby B decode) > Sound Devices USBPre2 (24/96 Audacity 2.0 capture) > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone > iZotope MBIT+ convert .wav to 44.1 > FLAC

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Track 01. Lose Again (6.9MB)
Track 02. That’ll Be The Day (4.5MB)
Track 03. Love Has No Pride (7.8MB)
Track 04. Silver Threads And Golden Needles (5.6MB)
Track 05. Willin’ (5.8MB)
Track 06. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (6.6MB)
Track 07. When Will I Be Loved (4.4MB)
Track 08. Crazy (8.3MB)
Track 09. Tattler (8.4MB)
Track 10. Lo Siento Mi Vida (9.2MB)
Track 11. Love Is A Rose (3.6MB)
Track 12. Hasten Down The Wind (4.5MB)
Track 13. Tracks Of My Tears (5.4MB)
Track 14. Down So Low (7.0MB)
Track 15. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me (8.1MB)
Track 16. intros (1.9MB)
Track 17. You’re No Good (9.4MB)
First Encore
Track 18. Heart Like A Wheel (6.2MB)
Second Encore
Track 19. Desperado (7.1MB)
Track 20. Tumbling Dice (5.9MB)
approx 70mins

Lineup:
Michael Botts - drums
Dan Dugmore - guitar, pedal steel
Kenny Edwards - banjo, bass, guitar, harmonica, mandolin
Andrew Gold - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Linda Ronstadt - vocals, guitar
Waddy Wachtel - lead guitar
Brock Walsh - guitar, keyboards

In August 1976, Ronstadt released Hasten Down The Wind. The album showcased songs from artists such as the late Warren Zevon (”Hasten Down the Wind”) and Karla Bonoff. It was her third million-selling album. Buy it here.

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TUCK & PATTI - BREMEN 1992

May 26, 2013 – 5:10 am

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TUCK & PATTI
Bremen 1992 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Schauburg, Bremen, Germany; July 2, 1992. Excellent FM broadcast (Nordwestradio, Globale Dorfmusik Live; broadcast on May 21, 2013).

For those thinking of a quiet or lazy Sunday, here’s a nice set from the jazz-soul duo of Tuck & Patti.

Some background by vocalist Patti Cathcart:

Growing up in the Bay Area during the historic 60’s was an awe-inspiring experience. I saw Big Mama Thornton, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin, the Beatles, the Who, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes, Sly Stone, Billy Preston, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Reed, B. B. King, Dr. John, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Wes Montgomery, Thelonius Monk, Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McCrae and so many others. The Fillmore, Carousel Ballroom and Winterland were like home to me. I was at Woodstock and Altamont. Bill Graham always watched out for me. Jimi Hendrix called me “Foxy Lady” on my birthday one year. I was at every show he ever performed in the Bay Area. I jammed with hundreds of musicians. It was a very exciting time.

Most of my professional career before meeting Tuck [Andress] was with lots of Bay Area original bands, but, coming out of the San Francisco music scene, I would often play with bands that would play one continuous song for a whole set, just evolving from one thing to another. In the bands I played with, you had to be an all-round musician, able to improvise in any style. We would make up songs on the spot and never look back. I was not very often in more tightly formatted bands that would play just one style, like jazz, soul, top 40 or rock. A couple of notable exceptions were when my band “33″ became T-Bone Walker’s backup band in the last years of his life, and when I was one of the founding members of “Kingfish,” a Grateful Dead offshoot band featuring Bobby Weir, Matthew Kelley and Dave Torbert. -
tuckandpatti.com

Thanks to Tomyoungster who recorded the show and shared it at Dime.

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Lineage:
FM (analog cable) - Audacity - xACT

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Track 01. Friends In High Places (John Harris/Wayne Moss) (7.9MB)
Track 02. The Voodoo Music (Willie Dixon/JB Lenoir) (4.7MB)
Track 03. If It’s Magic (Stevie Wonder) (9.0MB)
Track 04. Togetherness (Horace Silver) (8.3MB)
Track 05. My Romance (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) (13.7MB)
Track 06. All The Love (Patricia Cathcart Andress) (7.0MB)
Track 07. Love Warriors (Patricia Cathcart Andress) (14.1MB)
Track 08. In My Life (Lennon/ McCartney) (5.6MB)
Track 09. Tears Of Joy (Patricia Cathcart Andress/Tuck Andress) (7.6MB)
Track 10. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper/Rob Hyman) (14.3MB)
54:54

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LOVE with ARTHUR LEE - NORWAY 2004

May 25, 2013 – 5:22 am

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LOVE with ARTHUR LEE
Norway 2004 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Ole Bull Teater, Bergen, Norway; April 23, 2004. Very good soundboard.

This is what Harald Bratseth posted at love.torbenskott.dk:

The concert was at Ole Bull Teater and 500 lucky people had gotten their tickets (almost sold out). The local press had been doing a great job in promoting the concert, even getting an interview with Robert Plant where he told us about Love’s history and the respect he had for them.

The set started a bit slow but quickly loosened up as Arthur started ”movin’ around ”(?). The sound was clear, but not quite loud enough and I thing Mike (Randle) struggled a bit with this. The band is unbelievable tight and Mike really shone during his solos. Arthur’s harmonica used for jamming parts is getting really interesting.

Old Man was dedicated to Mike and while presenting the band Arthur almost choked [David] Chapple while introducing him as MY FRIEND. Arthur (and Rusty [Squeezebox]) smiled a lot this evening and he obvioulsy had a great time and of course so had we.

The concert was professionally taped and filmed so maybe something will be released in the future.

Thanks to The New Guy who shared this show on the net in 2008.

When rock musician Arthur Lee (of Love) died in 2006, journalist Stuart Goldman wrote:

Musicians are like old boxers. They don’t know when to quit. Eventually they become punch drunk - sad, ridiculous caricatures of their old selves.

Not Arthur Lee.

Arthur Lee is a survivor. He had the crap kicked out of him a million times. He had to go back to his corner, wobbly-kneed and bloodied. His corner men begged him to throw in the towel, but he refused. He got right back into the ring, and came out slugging. That, my friends, is nothing short of a miracle.

Forty years has passed since I first saw Love. But you know what? It doesn’t mean a thing. Because for me at least, that magical Saturday Night at Bido Lito’s will last forever.

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Lineage:
SBD > Tascam D1 DAT > M-Audio 2496 > Audition > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Your Mind And We Belong Together (cuts in) (3.0MB)
Track 102. Alone Again Or (6.7MB)
Track 103. Andmoreagain (6.7MB)
Track 104. Seven And Seven Is (4.7MB)
Track 105. Old Man (6.4MB)
Track 106. Live And Let Live (9.2MB)
Track 107. Little Red Book (4.5MB)
Track 108. Orange Skies (5.4MB)
Track 109. A House Is Not A Motel (11.3MB)
Track 110. Red Telephone (14.6MB)
Track 111. My Flash On You (3.7MB)
Track 112. Bummer In The Summer (4.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Instant Karma/Everybody’s Gotta Live (10.0MB)
Track 202. You Set The Scene (15.0MB)
Track 203. August (8.7MB)
Track 204. Signed DC (12.4MB)
Track 205. Daily Planet (6.9MB)
Track 206. Singing Cowboy (20.4MB)
Track 207. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale (7.3MB)

For some, Arthur Lee and Love are best known for their 1967 album, Forever Changes. Click here to order Love releases.

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NIRVANA - RENNES, FRANCE 1994

May 24, 2013 – 5:13 am

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NIRVANA
Va Te Faire Enculer [Bugsy Records BGS 033/2, 2CD]

Live at the Salle Omnisport, Rennes, France; February 16, 1994. Additional tracks from Reading 1991 and 1992. Good to fairly good audience recording.

Thanks to s4ppy0ne4l for sharing these tracks.

The following write-up was posted at livenirvana.com:

After listening to this performance, it’s hard to believe the band had so little life left in it. The 2-16-94 is arguable the best performance of the “In Utero” tour. “Va Te Faire Enculer” (which would be *’ed out if the title was in English) captures the show with a clear professional audience recording. There is some crowd noise throughout, but the show is still very listenable. [Ed: Some put the title as “go fuck yourself” in English.]

Notable things about the show include a rare one-time performance of the Knack’s “My Sharona” at the end of “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter.” The band jams on the main riff of “My Sharona” several times during the show. The “Sappy” from this show is frequently said to be the best version ever… people probably like it because it sounds the most like the “No Alternative” version. “Sappy” was being played in 1989 and had undergone transformations throughout the life of the song. “Lounge Act” is also played, and is always a treat (Kurt blows the lyrics, but it’s still great).

The most appealing thing about this double CD is the liveliness of the band. Kurt makes several comments to the audience, calling Rennes “Ren and Stimpy land”, telling them “We were in Paris the other night and they were a much better audience”… only later to tell them that they were the better audience. Krist and Kurt also comment about the back area of the audience being the “pot smokers section.”

The set list is long and unedited on this double CD set. The artwork is original, if unspectacular. The bonus tracks (7-14 on disc 2) are filler from the Reading 91 and 92 shows. This double CD set is highly recommended if you find audience recording acceptable. “In Utero” shows don’t get much better than this.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter 4:03 (5.9MB)
Track 102. My Sharona 1:37 (2.3MB)
Track 103. Drain You 3:57 (5.7MB)
Track 104. Breed 3:37 (5.2MB)
Track 105. Serve The Servants 3:32 (5.1MB)
Track 106. Come As You Are 4:07 (5.9MB)
Track 107. Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:36 (6.6MB)
Track 108. Sliver 3:14 (4.7MB)
Track 109. Dumb 2:58 (4.3MB)
Track 110. In Bloom 4:21 (6.3MB)
Track 111. About A Girl 2:58 (4.3MB)
Track 112. Lithium 4:50 (7.0MB)
Track 113. Pennyroyal Tea 3:45 (5.4MB)
Track 114. School 3:15 (4.7MB)
Track 115. Polly 3:22 (4.9MB)
Track 116. Very Ape 1:55 (2.8MB)
Track 117. Lounge Act 2:57 (4.3MB)
Track 118. Rape Me 2:33 (3.7MB)
Track 119. Territorial Pissings 3:51 (5.6MB)
Track 120. The Man Who Sold The World 4:31 (6.5MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle 4:05 (5.9MB)
Track 202. Sappy 4:09 (6.0MB)
Track 203. All Apologies 3:37 (5.2MB)
Track 204. On A Plain 3:12 (4.6MB)
Track 205. Scentless Apprentice 4:01 (5.8MB)
Track 206. Heart-Shaped Box 4:38 (6.7MB)
Track 207. Aneurysm 4:56 (7.1MB)
Track 208. Been A Son 3:24 (4.9MB)
Track 209. All Apologies 3:04 (4.4MB)
Track 210. Blew 3:16 (4.7MB)
Track 211. Stay Away 3:34 (5.1MB)
Track 212. Floyd The Barber 2:19 (3.3MB)
Track 213. Negative Creep 2:27 (3.5MB)
Track 214. Love Buzz 3:17 (4.7MB)

Tracks 7-14 on Disc 2 are from the Reading 1991 and 1992 shows.

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JIMMY WEBB - GREEN VALLEY, AZ 2013

May 23, 2013 – 10:10 am

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JIMMY WEBB
Green Valley 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Green Valley Recreation, Green Valley, AZ; January 29, 2013. Very good to excellent audience recording.

It does appear that nowadays, when Jimmy Webb does a show, it’s almost like a master class in songwriting - he tells you stories about his background and how his songs came about.

As Ed Masley wrote in the Arizona Republic:

When Glen Campbell brought his farewell tour through Phoenix in early 2012, he told the Comerica Theatre crowd, “If it wasn’t for Jimmy Webb, I wouldn’t be here tonight.” And then, he dusted off the melancholy majesty of “Galveston,” one of three essential Webb songs that had helped establish Campbell as a Grammy-winning force of nature in his ’60s prime, the others being “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Wichita Lineman.”

Having Campbell make those records was a dream come true for Webb, the son of an Oklahoma preacher man who says when he was young, “I would get down on my knees beside my bed at night and say, ‘Dear God, please let me be a songwriter like Hal David and let me meet someone like Glen Campbell.’ “…

“My mother put me on the piano bench when I was 6 years old,” Webb recalls. “She insisted on regular practice, which I carried as a bundle of resentment into my teens - that I had this burden of having to master this instrument when all the other guys were playing baseball and goofing around with model airplanes and what have you.

“But she was very strict, and her idea of success for me was that I would someday be the pianist at the First Baptist Church in Laverne, Oklahoma, where my father was a minister. To her, that represented pretty much the pinnacle of artistic achievement. You couldn’t go much higher than that.”

But he did go much higher.

In 1964, the year Webb turned 18, his family moved to Southern California, where he studied music at San Bernardino Valley College. When, after the death of Webb’s mother the following year, his father made plans to return to Oklahoma, Webb told his father he wanted to stay in California to pursue what clearly was a long-shot career as a songwriter.

“He told me all that songwriting was ever gonna do for me was break my heart,” Webb says, “which was true many, many times over. You don’t have success without having failure.”

Thanks to PhxHorn2 who recorded the show and shared it at Dime.

Lineage:
Church Audio CAFS > SP-SPSB-8 battery pack > Zoom H2 (48khz/24-bit) >
Adobe Audition (Normalized, split into tracks, downres to 44/16)) >
TLH level 8, aligned on sector boundaries
Recorded from the 5th row

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Track 01. Introduction (3.0MB)
Track 02. Highwayman (16.7MB)
Track 03. By the Time I Get to Phoenix (14.9MB)
Track 04. Up, Up and Away (6.9MB)
Track 05. Frank Sinatra Story (29.3MB)
Track 06. Didn’t We (13.6MB)
Track 07. Worst That Could Happen (13.6MB)
Track 08. Glen Campbell Story (5.3MB)
Track 09. Wichita Lineman (8.3MB)
Track 10. Richard Harris Story (9.2MB)
Track 11. MacArthur Park (17.6MB)

Time: Approximately 83 minutes. If you overburn, you might just about squeeze the show onto one audio CD.

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RAY MANZAREK - BERLIN 2006

May 22, 2013 – 4:53 am

RAY MANZAREK R.I.P. 1939-2013

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Manzarek died on May 20, 2013 at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He had bile duct cancer. Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California. The Washington Post reported that Manzarek had continued to remain active in music after Morrison¹s death in 1971. Manrazek had briefly tried to hold the band together by serving as vocalist, but eventually the group fell apart. He played in other bands over the years, produced other acts, became an author and worked on films.

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RAY MANZAREK
Riders On The Storm [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany; April 13, 2006. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to vortex242 for recording the show and sharing it at The Traders’ Den.

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone reported:

Doors co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek died today (May 20, 2013) in Rosenheim, Germany after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.”

Manzarek grew up in Chicago, then moved to Los Angeles in 1962 to study film at UCLA. It was there he first met Doors singer Jim Morrison, though they didn’t talk about forming a band until they bumped into each other on a beach in Venice, California in the summer of 1965 and Morrison told Manzarek that he had been working on some music. “And there it was!” Manzarek wrote in his 1998 biography, Light My Fire. “It dropped quite simply, quite innocently from his lips, but it changed our collective destinies.”

They quickly teamed up with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger and began playing gigs around Los Angeles. About a year later, the Doors recorded their debut album for Elektra Records. “We knew once people heard us, we’d be unstoppable,” Manzarek wrote in his memoir. “We knew what the people wanted: the same thing the Doors wanted. Freedom.”…

“Morrison required all three of us diving into his lyrics and creating music that would swirl around him,” Manzarek told Rolling Stone in 2006. “Without Jim, everybody started shooting off in different directions… The Doors was the perfect mixture of four guys, four egos that balanced each other. There were never any problems with ‘You wrote this’ or ‘I wrote that.’ But [after Jim died] the whole dynamic was screwed up, because the fourth guy wasn’t there.”

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EAC > Adobe Audition CS6 > CDwave > TLH > flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (4.1MB)
Track 102. Roadhouse Blues (10.6MB)
Track 103. Break On Through (11.0MB)
Track 104. Love Me Two Times (10.3MB)
Track 105. When The Music’s Over (28.5MB)
Track 106. The Alabama Song (6.1MB)
Track 107. Back Door Man (10.9MB)
Track 108. Five To One (14.4MB)
Track 109. Robbie Kireiger Flamenco Solo (6.8MB)
Track 110. Spanish Caravan (5.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. band introduction (2.5MB)
Track 202. Peace Frog (8.4MB)
Track 203. Wild Child (7.1MB)
Track 204. Eagle In A Whirlpool (6.2MB)
Track 205. Not To Touch The Earth (8.5MB)
Track 206. Touch Me (7.8MB)
Track 207. L.A. Woman (15.0MB)
Track 208. audience (3.3MB)
Track 209. Riders On The Storm (16.0MB)
Track 210. audience (5.2MB)
Track 211. Light My Fire (false keyboard sound) (628k)
Track 212. Light My Fire (19.3MB)

Lineup:
Ray Manzarek - keyboards, vocals
Robbie Krieger - guitars
Ian Astbury - vocals
Philip Chen - bass
Ty Dennis - drums

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RAY MANZAREK R.I.P. 1939-2013

May 21, 2013 – 8:16 am

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Manzarek died on May 20, 2013 at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He had bile duct cancer. Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California. The Washington Post reported that Manzarek had continued to remain active in music after Morrison¹s death in 1971. Manrazek had briefly tried to hold the band together by serving as vocalist, but eventually the group fell apart. He played in other bands over the years, produced other acts, became an author and worked on films.

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RAY MANZAREK
Roslyn 1975 [no label, 1CD]

Live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, NY; March 26, 1975. Very good to excellent soundboard (?)

Thanks to everyone who shared this and for keeping it alive:
Originally upped on Dime by tombstone, a.k.a. KB69 in April 2006.
Seeded on Trader’s Den in August 2007.
Reseeded at Dime by hothcanada.

Uploader’s notes:

On my last Ray Manzarek torrent I requested that someone seed this show if they had it. I got the date wrong. I thought (from memory) that it was June 18, 1975. I don’t know where I got that date but it turns out it was March 26, 1975. I found this brief, albeit great sounding, snippet of that very performance on a trip to Greenwich Village earlier today with my family. I believe it is soundboard. It certainly sounds so; there is no audience interference. I based the musicians on the info in Ray’s “Whole Thing Started With Rock n Roll” CD which lists these members as the touring band in early 1975. The boot I lifted these three tracks from lists the third song as “When The Music’s Over/Light My Fire” which is incorrect. Track 3 fades in during the solo section of “Bicentennial Blues” from the aforementioned LP which takes its chordal approach directly from “Light My Fire” before seguing into “Fire”. Then, unfortunately, the song fades out leaving Track 3 incomplete at both ends. It’s too bad, really, as the beginning of “Bicentennial Blues” is quite different from the solo part and sounds like it could have been right at home on the next Door’s LP had they stayed together long enough to record the follow up to “Full Circle”.

Lineage:
Soundboard? > Original Silver > WavePad > Flac Level 8

Picture posted at solodoorsianos.blogspot.

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Track 01: I Wake Up Screaming 8:57* (15.0MB)
Track 02: Downbound Train 7:38 (12.9MB)
Track 03: (fades in) Bicentennial Blues/Light My Fire (fades out) 5:22 (9.0MB)
*Ray recites Jim Morrison’s poem “Ensenada” during this track.

Ray Manzarek - keyboards, vocals
Charlie Harrison - bass
Terry Sales - guitar
Hunt Sales - drums

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THE SPECIALS - TOKYO 1980

May 21, 2013 – 4:59 am

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THE SPECIALS
Tokyo 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Carnival House, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, Japan; July 20, 1980. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

With their bouncy beat, ska certainly offers some of the best party music around. Yet, for this Coventry band (sometimes called The Special AKA), politics has always been part and parcel of the group. According to founder Jerry Dammers, anti-racism was intrinsic to the formation of The Specials, in that the band was formed with the goal of integrating black and white people (wikipedia). If not, why would they write a song called Free Nelson Mandela?

Thanks to Simmdale for sharing the tracks at The Hunger City.

Simmdale noted:

Here we go with one of the best of those [ska] bands caught spreading that genre to Japan and enjoying immense popularity while doing it there. This particular show is one that has bootlegged for many, many years, and in all formats. I am definitely not an expert of this recording or on any of the differing bootlegs… at all. I just know that I have had three versions of this show and, in my opinion, this was the best. So… there you go. This is the one I decided to archive until I get something better at any time in the future. Ska is the perfect Summer music… jamming, happy, upbeat… hell, it is just fun music…

Bootlegged several times as vinyls and CDs and the most common is the one called ‘Gangster’s Carnival’, also an incomplete version, just 15 songs, is available as video.

Source:
FM Broadcast, I think there are several actual captures that have been used as sources in the various bootlegs.

Lineage:
FM (unknown capture) > ? > CDR Trade > Sony Soundforge (DC offset and edit point adjustment) > DR testing with log > FLAC (level 8, align on sector boundaries, fileset titles named using standard archiving nomenclature and are fully tagged) > TLH > Upload

Thanks also to braggtopia! for the artwork.

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Track 01. Dawning Of A New Era (3.9MB)
Track 02. It’s Up To You (6.4MB)
Track 03. Rude Boy’s Outta Jail (4.2MB)
Track 04. Hey Little Rich Girl (6.7MB)
Track 05. Monkey Man (4.2MB)
Track 06. Blank Expression (3.4MB)
Track 07. Concrete Jungle (5.0MB)
Track 08. Stupid Marriage (8.0MB)
Track 09. Luckel (2.9MB)
Track 10. Too Hot (4.9MB)
Track 11. Rat Race (5.1MB)
Track 12. Guns Of Navarone (4.6MB)
Track 13. A Message To You Rudy (4.6MB)
Track 14. Do Nothing (6.2MB)
Track 15. Stereotypes (5.5MB)
Track 16. Do The Dog (3.4MB)
Track 17. Man At C&A (5.3MB)
Track 18. Too Much Too Young (3.4MB)
Track 19. Gangsters (7.2MB)
Track 20. Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think) (7.7MB)
Track 21. Skinhead Moonstomp (2.2MB)
Track 22. Nite Club (11.0MB)
Track 23. You’re Wondering Now (5.8MB)

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NANCI GRIFFITH - AUSTIN 1985

May 20, 2013 – 4:49 am

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NANCI GRIFFITH
Austin 1985 [no label, 2CD]

Disc 1: Live on KUT FM-Austin, broadcast live Superbowl Sunday; January 20, 1985. Disc 2: Austin City Limits 1985. Very good to excellent FM broadcasts.

Back in 1985, when Nanci Griffith did these shows, one could say that Griffith was probably known to a small circle of fans and folk/country listeners. She had recorded three records then - There’s A Light Beyond These Woods (1978); Poet In My Window (1982) and Once In A Very Blue Moon (1984) - and it was only with Little Love Affairs (1988) and One Fair Summer Evening (1988) that she became much better known.

Even then, Griffith was already an accomplished performer [she had been playing Austin since she was 14] and her amiable personality certainly shone through… and one just can’t miss that unmistakable “thank you”.

Thanks to the person who shared these tracks on the net in 2005; and to the person who created the artwork.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro and Once In A Very Blue Moon (3.9MB)
Track 102. Oberman and Nanci Talk (1.7MB)
Track 103. Nanci Talk (1.2MB)
Track 104. Roll You Colorado (7.8MB)
Track 105. More than a Feeling (7.8MB)
Track 106. Nanci Talk (5.5MB)
Track 107. Open Doors and Windows (4.7MB)
Track 108. Oberman and Nanci Talk (4.7MB)
Track 109. Daddy Said (4.4MB)
Track 110. Nanci Talk (2.3MB)
Track 111. Last of the True Believers (5.3MB)
Track 112. Love’s Found a Shoulder (5.3MB)
Track 113. Oberman and Nanci Talk (7.4MB)
Track 114. Dream of Highways (4.5MB)
Track 115. Oberman and Nanci Talk (4.9MB)
Track 116. No Expectations [tape flip occurs here] (5.7MB)
Track 117. Oberman and Nanci Talk (2.8MB)
Track 118. St. Olaf’s Gate (5.6MB)
Track 119. On Down the Road (4.9MB)
Track 120. Oberman and Nanci Talk (2.7MB)
Track 121. Fare Thee Well (6.9MB)

Lineage:
FM > TDK SA90 Cassette > Wav (Sony SoundForge 7) > Flac Frontend (level 8, verified and aligned on sector boundaries)

Disc 2
Track 201. Ballad of Robin Wintersmith (5.6MB)
Track 202. There’s A Light Beyond These Woods (10.2MB)
Track 203. Roseville Fair (5.3MB)
Track 204. Once In A Very Blue Moon (4.7MB)
Track 205. Last Of The True Believers (5.5MB)
Track 206. West Texas Sun (6.3MB)
Track 207. Spin On A Red Brick Floor (6.1MB)
Track 208. Outro/London Homesick Blues (2.1MB)

Lineage:
FM > TDK SA90 cassette > Creative SB Live!soundcard > WAV (Sony Soundforge 7) > Flac Frontend (level 8, verified and aligned on sector boundaries)

In February 2012, Nanci Griffith released here 20th album, Intersection. Click here to order Intersection.

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