ALEX CHILTON - NEW ORLEANS 1994

October 26, 2012 – 4:37 am

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ALEX CHILTON
New Orleans 1994 [Archival Group, 2CD]

Live At The Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA; November 24 (?), 1994. FM broadcast (?) (with a slight hum).

At his haunted best, (Alex) Chilton sings like someone with a gun being held to his head; reluctance and release flow together in a prurient lifeforce sap being forced from the orchard’s sorriest tree. (At his worst, he sounds like someone’s holding a checkbook on him; few reputable performers can sound as distracted or uninterested in a studio performance.) Wisely, at least for Chilton, he got over the self-immolating allure of his endeavors early on, dropping out of the music grind for much of the ’80s - after barely contributing to it in the half of the ’70s left when Big Star collapsed…

Perhaps spurred on by Big Star’s intervening reunion, Chilton hit the mid-’90s in an unprecedented surge of recording (if not songwriting) productivity: two new studio album in as many years. The first, Cliches (1994), sails past his beloved Volare into a full-blown concept and contains nothing but pre-rock pop standards sung and played alone on acoustic guitar (plus, briefly, an unsettling background rumble that sounds suspiciously like bleed from a heavy time-keeping foot). - Ira Robbins, The Trouser Press Record Guide (Fifth Edition)

Dime reader 01001010 noted the following: “This is a pretty good-sounding set. Basically, a no-frills SBD broadcast over the air, but the band is pretty tight. And yes, there is a bit of a buzz through the whole thing, but for Alex Chilton, that almost seems right - a certain “Je ne sais quoi”, if you will. It sort of puts you right there in the club.”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Tee Na Nee Na Noo (6.4MB)
Track 102. B A B Y (5.3MB)
Track 103. My Baby Just Cares For Me (5.8MB)
Track 104. Volare (7.1MB)
Track 105. Sick & Tired (5.8MB)
Track 106. Thank You John (7.0MB)
Track 107. I Got A Thing For You (8.0MB)
Track 108. Devil Girl (6.5MB)
Track 109. Il’ Rebelle (4.0MB)
Track 110. My Bonnie (6.9MB)
Track 111. Turn Your Money Green (5.7MB)
Track 112. Money Talks (5.6MB)
Track 113. Money Talks (Continued) (3.6MB)
Track 114. I Do (6.8MB)
Track 115. Come Back Baby (7.3MB)
Track 116. What’s Your Sign Girl (8.5MB)
Track 117. Do The Hucklebuck (12.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201
. Nobody’s Fool (7.2MB)
Track 202. Little GTO (4.9MB)
Track 203. Alligator Man (5.2MB)
Track 204. Tina The Go Go Queen (12.1MB)
Track 205. Goodnight My Love (5.0MB)
Track 206. Take It Off (2.1MB)
Track 207. Take It Off (Continued) (3.2MB)
Track 208. New Girl In School (12.6MB)
Track 209. Margie (4.4MB)
Track 210. I’m Ready (6.7MB)
Track 211. Little Latin Lupe Lu (5.0MB)
Track 212. Brazil (7.7MB)
Track 213. Dateless Night (5.5MB)
Track 214. Only The Lonely (5.0MB)

Lineup (thanks to 01001010 for the lineup):
Alex Chilton - vocals, guitar
Ron Easley - bass
Doug Garrison - drums

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STEVE GOODMAN - ALEXANDRIA 1982

October 24, 2012 – 4:09 pm

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STEVE GOODMAN
Alexandria 1982 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Birchmere, Alexandria VA; February 1, 1982. Very good to excellent soundboard. Plus tracks from 1976 BBC FM.

You’ve already heard from Work O’ The Weavers, then there’s the British folk group Mumford & Sons and now a singer-songwriter who was easily overlooked.

For many, folk singer Steve Goodman is remembered for City Of New Orleans, made popular by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson. Goodman died of leukemia in 1984 at the age of 36. Willie’s version won a Grammy for Goodman for Best Country Song in 1985. Goodman won his second Grammy, for Best Contemporary Folk Album, in 1988 for Unfinished Business, a posthumous album.

The following bio was posted at stevegoodman.net:

Goodman’s own success as a recording artist was more limited. Although known in folk circles as a great song writer and highly influential, his albums received more critical than commercial success. Goodman’s singing career remained centered around the folk music clubs of Chicago, and Goodman wrote and performed many humorous songs about the city, including two about the Chicago Cubs… Goodman was closely involved with the Old Town School of Folk Music, where he met and mentored his good friend, John Prine. Around the time Goodman’s career began to take off, he was diagnosed with leukemia. The entire time he was writing and singing, he was also fighting cancer.

Clay Eals, who wrote the book, Steve Goodman: Facing The Music, explained why the moniker “hectic eclectic” suited Goodman so well. It was a phrase drawn out of Goodman by Studs Terkel, who interviewed Goodman several times for his Chicago radio show Stud’s Corner. “Hectic eclectic,” says Eals, was a perfect explanation of the way Goodman “was all over the map musically. He could write the funniest songs you ever wanted to hear (such as Men Who Love Women Who Love Men), the most romantic songs (Old Fashioned), social commentary songs (there’s no better anti-war song than Ballad of Penny Evans), and the greatest baseball song ever, A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request.”

Eals also wrote: “For me, Steve Goodman inspired a lot of what I’d like to believe is my better self. He was good at what he did, yet he was never cut out for conventional fame. His work was a gift that touched many people.”

Thanks to Tapetech who shared the tracks on Dime in 2006. When the show was recently reseeded, Tapetech noted: “This is from my archive/cassettes. I actually don’t know where it is, so appreciate the upload… I also designed the included covers way back when.”

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Disc 1
Track 101. It’s Midnight and I’m Not Famous Yet (4.5MB)
Track 102. Elvis Imitators (4.0MB)
Track 103. I Just Keep Falling In Love (6.0MB)
Track 104. Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request (11.7MB)
Track 105. Penthouse Forum (6.8MB)
Track 106. This Hotel Room (5.5MB)
Track 107. Talk Backwards (4.6MB)
Track 108. 20th Century Is Almost Over (7.8MB)
Track 109. Is It True What They Say About Dixie? (4.1MB)
Track 110. Jessie’s Jig (9.5MB)
Track 111. Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs (3.4MB)
Track 112. Tico Tico (3.0MB)
Track 113. San Antonio Rose (5.0MB)
Track 114. City Of New Orleans (7.1MB)
Track 115. Auctioneer (6.4MB)
Track 116. You Never Even Call Me By My Name (9.7MB)
Track 117. The Dutchman (10.3MB)
Track 118. Truck Driving Man (5.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Love Please Come Home (5.9MB)
Track 202. Mama Don’t Allow (9.4MB)
Track 203. Spoon River (11.1MB)
Track 204. Rocky Top (10.7MB)
Track 205. Sea Of Love (8.8MB)

Filler: 1976 BBC FM
Track 206. I Hope You’re Satisfied (4.9MB)
Track 207. City Of New Orleans (8.2MB)
Track 208. Good, Good Woman (6.7MB)
Track 209. Traveling Salesman Joke (6.1MB)
Track 210. Old Fashioned Country Western (7.8MB)
Track 211. You Never Even Call Me By My Name (11.3MB)

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ARCHIE SHEPP - PARIS 2012

October 23, 2012 – 4:25 am

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ARCHIE SHEPP BIG BAND
Plays Attica Blues [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Espace Charlie Parker, Paris, France; September 9, 2012. Excellent FM broadcast.

The write-up on Archie Shepp’s Attica Blues (1972) by The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings (Ninth Edition):

Often characterised - unheard - as a Mingus-like scream of rage against the authorities who bloodily quelled America’s most infamous prison riot, this is actually a much subtler record that that, and that might perversely be why it has dropped from sight for so long. Shepp alternates slow mournful ballads with funkier numbers that reflect things going on elsewhere in black music… A great album, long overlooked.

And here he is, with a big band, re-creating the album (almost).

Thanks to watten who recorded and shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Archie talks
Track 102. Quiet Dawn
Track 103. Come Sunday
Track 104. Archie talks
Track 105. Blues For Brother George Jackson
Track 106. Steam
Track 107. Arms
Track 108. The Stars Are In Your Eyes
Track 109. UT

Disc 2
Track 201. Blues For Mama Too Tight
Track 202. Ballad For A Child
Track 203. Good-Bye Sweet Pops
Track 204. U Jama
Track 205. Déjà Vu
Track 206. Attica Blues
Track 207. UT (Encore)

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band:
Archie Shepp - tenor and soprano saxophone, vocals
Jean-Claude André - direction
Raphaël Imbert - alto saxophone
Olivier Chaussade - alto saxophone
François Théberge - tenor saxophone
Virgile Lefebvre - tenor saxophone
Jean-Philippe Scali - baritone saxophone
Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Izidor Leitinger - trumpet
Christophe Leloil - trumpet
Olivier Miconi - trumpet
Sébastien Llado - trombone
Michael Ballue - trombone
Simon Sieger - trombone
Romain Morello - trombone
Steve Duong - violin
Manon Tenoudji - violin
Antoine Carlier - alto violin
Louise Rosbach - cello
Marion Rampal - vocals
Cécile Mc Lorin Salvant - vocals
Amina Claudine Myers - vocals
Pierre Durand - guitar
Tom McClung - piano
Darryl Hall - bass
Famoudou Don Moye - drums

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MUMFORD & SONS - BBC 2012

October 22, 2012 – 4:35 am

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MUMFORD & SONS
BBC Session 2012 [no label, 1CD]

(”Live Lounge Special” for Fearne Cotton show)
Live at Maida Vale Studios, London, UK. September 25, 2012. Excellent digital broadcast.

As of October 17, 2012, British folk band Mumford & Sons continue their hold at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week. Reuters reported that Babel, the second studio album from the group, sold 96,000 copies in its third week and came ahead of independent hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered at No. 2 with The Heist.

Here, they are performing on BBC new songs from the Babel album - Below My Feet, Ghosts That We Knew and the single, I Will Wait.

Thanks to smiler40 for recording and sharing the tracks on Dime. smiler40 noted: “Mumford & Sons myspace page has a setlist that concludes with Not Haste (presumably Not With Haste) - maybe this was played off-air.”

Digital Satellite (live) broadcast 2012-09-25 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 192kbps:
BBC Radio 1 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .ts > VLC (demux) > .mp2 >
MpegSchnitt (trimming) > .mp2.

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Track 01. Interview (4.6MB)
Track 02. Introduction (5.9MB)
Track 03. Roll Away Your Stone (6.6MB)
Track 04. Below My Feet (6.9MB)
Track 05. The Cave (6.6MB)
Track 06. Tesselate (5.4MB)
Track 07. Ghosts That We Knew (8.2MB)
Track 08. I Will Wait (8.3MB)

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - AUSTIN 2012

October 21, 2012 – 4:34 am

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
Austin 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX; October 13, 2012. Excellent web stream?

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s current tour continue to charge along.

Here are some comments at thrasherswheat.org:

It’s obvious that Poncho and Billy are fully aware that Ramada Inn may be one of the best songs Neil ever wrote, and it’s obviously a blast for them to play it. Poncho is pushing Neil - something I don’t recall before. But the band appears to actually be challenging Neil to take it to a higher level - love it. LUV IT. - Anonymous

You just missed what may be the best version of Down By The River ever recorded - ever. - Anonymous

This is what Hector Saldana blogged at mysanantonio.com:

One of rock’s greatest icons, a symbol of ’60s hope and a hero to punk and grunge rockers, Neil Young took the Bud Light Stage with his garage band, Crazy Horse, and unapologetically jammed over extended and inspired set. Donning a Willie Nelson cap (before throwing it into the crowd after two songs) and dressed in a T-shirt, ragged jeans and armed with his battered signature black Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, Young played with fire, opening with “Love and Only Love,” a relentless two-chord workout followed by the Civil War death saga “Powderfinger.”

Nothing was as haunting and hopeful than “Walk Like a Giant,” its inspirational, sometimes broken tone born of weary wisdom about political winds changing. For longtime fans, Young delivered the acoustic “The Needle and the Damage Done” and stinging electric stabs at “Cinnamon Girl” and “Down By the River” - and his mantra “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Love And Only Love (25.7MB)
Track 102. Powderfinger (10.6MB)
Track 103. Born In Ontario (7.4MB)
Track 104. Walk Like A Giant (30.1MB)
Track 105. The Needle And The Damage Done (3.9MB)
Track 106. Twisted Road (5.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Ramada Inn (24.4MB)
Track 202. Cinnamon Girl (10.2MB)
Track 203. Fuckin’ Up (15.6MB)
Track 204. Psychedelic Pill (7.4MB)
Track 205. Down By The River (25.4MB)
Track 206. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (16.5MB)

Lineup:
Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums

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WEAVE ON

October 20, 2012 – 4:33 am

“I’ll stand it no more, come what may.”

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WORK O’ THE WEAVERS
Chicago 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Levin Performance Studio, Chicago, IL; May 19, 2012. Excellent FM stereo.

It’s hard to imagine a time when The Weavers were as big as Lady Gaga. It was during the post-war years in the ’50s. Folk music then was popular music, strident and forceful in the hands of The Weavers. It also drew the unwanted attention of the right-wing who used their influence to harass the group for being left-wing, have them blacklisted and forced to disband in 1952.

Their music has returned as nostalgia. Played with faithful interpretations and some originals that run close to The Weavers’ original style. The group call themselves Work O’ The Weavers. They have stated their intentions on their website:

“With faithful adherence to their original arrangements, our intention is to recall the spirit of the Weavers, providing an echo of their timeless music and some insight into their timely story, one that especially resonates when an American’s right - and indeed, responsibility - to dissent has of late once again been challenged.”

This gig in Chicago offers an example of their show, telling the story of The Weavers and playing and singing in Weavers’ style.

This October is also Woody Guthrie’s Centennial (The Woody At 100 concert at the Kennedy Centre in Washington was held on October 14, 2012). He would have been a hundred if he were still alive. Pete Seeger, a founder member of The Weavers, and Woody Guthrie shared a love for folk music and performed together in The Almanac. Folk music told stories and united people in singalongs. While it is entertaining, it is also more than that. We’re Still Here is one original that combines the two.

Thanks to mdshrk1 for sharing this show.
- Professor Red

Lineage: fm (Onkyo TX8511) > SoundBlaster (Live! 24 bit External) > wav(CD Wave Editor @ 16bit) > flac

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Track 01. When the Saints Go Marching In 2:31 (4.0MB)
Track 02. Around the World 4:45 (7.6MB)
Track 03. Tzena, Tzena (Issachar Miron/Jehiel Hagges/Parish) 4:07 (6.6MB)
Track 04. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (trad - Lead Belly - Weavers) 5:03 (8.1MB)
Track 05. Si Mi Quieres Escribir (Arturo Ruiz del Pozo - Susana Baca/Alejandro Romauldo) 3:58 (6.3MB)
Track 06. Miner’s Lifeguard (Charles Davies Tillman/trad, arr. Weavers) 4:12 (6.7MB)
Track 07. Buttermilk Hill (trad Irish Suil a Ruin, adapted by Ronnie Gilbert) 2:28 (3.9MB)
Track 08. If I Had a Hammer (Lee Hays - Pete Seeger) 3:40 (5.8MB)
Track 09. We’re Still Here (Ted Warmbrand) 6:11 (9.9MB)
Track 10. Take Me to the Wall (David Bernz) 7:11 (11.5MB)
Track 11. O Healing River (Fred Hellerman - Fran Minkoff) 4:39 (7.4MB)
Track 12. My Peace (Arlo Guthrie/Woody Guthrie) 3:46 (6.0MB)
Track 13. Down By the Riverside 2:56 (4.7M)
Track 14. Goodnight Irene (Lead Belly - J. Lomax, arr. Weavers) 1:37 (2.6MB)
Total Time: 57:10m

Lineup (they all sing):
Mark Murphy - upright bass
Martha Sandefer - percussion
David Bernz - banjo, guitar
James Durst - guitar

Visit their website.

Wasn’t That A Time? The Best Of The Weavers is a single disc compilation first released in 1999. Twenty-two songs including many hits. You can buy it brand new or search out a used copy (click here).

We’re Still Here is a Work O’ The Weavers album with Weavers interpretations and new, original songs. Buy it here.

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - ONTARIO 2012

October 19, 2012 – 4:34 am

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE
Ontario 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Budweiser Gardens (John Labatt Centre), London, Ontario, Canada; October 6, 2012. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to searcher2cr who recorded and shared the show at Dime; and to ShaReeF for sharing the tracks at HungerCity.

This is what the Rambler blogged:

Call me a sentimentalist, but for a rock and roll show, there were a couple of poignant moments during the concert I attended last night.

The first came during Young’s second acoustic solo number, a new song called Twisted Road from the soon-to-be-released album Psychedelic Pill. The lyrics to this song sound like an excerpt from his memoir Waging Heavy Peace, as he recalls the moment when he first heard Bob Dylan sing Like A Rolling Stone and recounts other musical memories. He sounded almost wistful as he sang it, but though there was sentiment, he sounded sincere, more like an old man looking back on his youth than one attempting to re-live it.

The next poignant moment came at the end of the set, and with this one I admit I may be projecting, but I’ll share it with you anyway. Young and Crazy Horse played an uncompromising version of Hey Hey, My My. In the bombastic, protracted ending of the song, as they hit power chord after distorted power chord, Neil repeats these lines from the chorus, in a way I haven’t heard on previous recordings of the song:

once you’re gone,
you can never come back
once you’re gone
once you’re gone

In those words, sung in that way, almost as a coda to one of his most famous and iconic songs ever, I thought I heard the Neil Young I met in his memoir, thinking of the people he’s loved and lost, the good friends who helped him become the man he is today, including several who have died. The words were half-spoken, half-sung, chant-like. It was only a moment in a two-hour concert, but for me it was the moment that stands out and the one I will remember the most.

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Recorded by The Axis from General Admission Floor, standing quite close to the stage.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Oh Canada (2:19) (3.1MB)
Track 102. Love And Only Love (10:50) (14.8MB)
Track 103. Powderfinger (6:32) (8.9MB)
Track 104. Born in Ontario (4:22) (6.0MB)
Track 105. Walk Like a Giant (20:32) (28.2MB)
Track 106. Needle and the Damage Done (2:14) (3.0MB)
Track 107. Twisted Road (4:03) (5.5MB)
Track 108. Ramada Inn (16:07) (22.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Cinnamon Girl (4:09) (5.7MB)
Track 202. Fuckin’ Up (10:15) (14.0MB)
Track 203. Psychedelic Pill (4:29) (6.1MB)
Track 204. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (12:12) (16.7MB)
Track 205. Mr Soul (6:09) (8.4MB)
Track 206. Roll Another Number (5:59) (8.2MB)

Lineup:
Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums

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FRANK ZAPPA - NEW JERSEY 1973 (George Duke R.I.P. 1946-2013)

October 17, 2012 – 4:48 pm

GEORGE DUKE R.I.P. 1946-2013

American jazz musician George Duke, a pioneering keyboardist who collaborated with Frank Zappa during the 1970s, has died of cancer at the age of 67. Former Supremes singer Scherrie Payne has confirmed that Duke died at St John’s hospital in Los Angeles on Monday (August 5, 2013), the BBC reported. An accomplished musician across multiple genres, including jazz, funk and R&B, Duke released more than 30 solo albums, as well as producing and composing tracks for several musicians including Miles Davis, Gladys Knight and Anita Baker. In the ’70s, Duke and Frank Zappa worked together on a series of records including Chunga’s Revenge, 200 Motels and Apostrophe. His latest album, DreamWeaver, was released in July 2013, as a tribute to his wife Corine, who died from cancer a year ago. Duke was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He is survived by his sons, Rasheed and John.

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FRANK ZAPPA
New Jersey 1973 [no label, 3CD]

Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ; May 9, 1973. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Fans have considered this to be one of the 10 best Zappa shows to own! While we got our copy in a trade, it could very likely have originated from theGrape (much thanks!).

This is what theGrape remembers:

I was dumb enough to lend out my original cassettes to Jack Conklin who may have turned them over to a bootlegger. I found a commercial bootleg recording with the tracks in a strange order. Jeff did the original transfer to cdr from my master reel. Some other Zappateers or Dimers have removed some of the banter that my friends and I did between tracks. I’m not sure if there has been any other noodling by any seeders.

Meanwhile, musigny23 wrote:

Respectfully Grape, the details of the history on this one are different than what you remember, if you don’t mind me pointing it out. The cassette masters of this show ended up with Jeff long ago. He’s had them as long as I’ve known him (since ‘79), which is a good thing. However by the mid ’90s, the shells were failing, the spools would squeal when playing and it would get on the copy. So back then, when I first began to digitize your recordings (and which then got Jeff involved too), I had to transfer the spools to new shells to get a clean playback.

There have been numerous digital re-masterings of this, most if not all were sourced from the CDs Jeff mastered and circulated some 10-12 years ago. After I did my transfer, he either used it or did his own transfer since the tapes were playable again. At this point, I think the best edited, most complete and pitch correct version available today is here.

Regardless, this is still a mean show. In Electric Don Quixote: The Story Of Frank Zappa, Neil Slaven wrote of this stage of Zappa’s career: “Having taken his performance music from one extreme to the other, he now chose to combine instrumental and vocal dexterity. To achieve this, he assembled a group of musicians whose abilities, for the most part, were already known to him and each other… Rehearsals, as usual, were gruelling; ‘You would go into the studio at noon or one o’clock, said George Duke, ‘and be there until seven or eight o’clock in the morning’.”

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Disc 1
Track 101. RDNZL (6.2MB)
Track 102. Willie The Pimp (15.7MB)
Track 103. Montana (9.4MB)
Track 104. Dupree’s Paradise (34.5MB)
Track 105. Camarillo Brillo (8.7MB)
Track 106. Yellow Snow Suite (26.0MB)
Slight mechanical defects in the last two minutes inherent in the source

Disc 2
Track 201. Father O’Blivion (27.3MB)
Track 202. Cosmik Debris (10.5MB)
Track 203. Dog Meat (10.5MB)
Track 204. Fifty-Fifty (16.7MB)
Track 205. Big Swifty (including Sleep Dirt) (26.1MB)
Track 206. Eat That Question (8.3MB)

Disc 3
Track 301. Zomby Woof (8.1MB)
Track 302. Son Of Mr Green Genes (3.7MB)
Track 303. King Kong (11.6MB)
Track 304. Chunga’s Revenge (11.2MB)

The Mothers Of Invention, February - September 1973:
Frank Zappa - guitar, vocals
Jean Luc Ponty - violin
Tom Fowler - bass
Ralph Humphrey - drums
Ruth Underwood - percussion
Ian Underwood - woodwinds, synthesizer
George Duke - keyboards, vocals
Bruce Fowler - trombone
Sal Marquez (late March - July) - trumpet, vocals
Kin Vassey (73/04/07 - 73/05/01) - vocals

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THE BLACK KEYS - CENTRAL PARK 2012

October 16, 2012 – 4:34 am

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THE BLACK KEYS
Central Park 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Global Citizen Festival, Central Park, New York City, NY; September 29, 2012. Excellent Palladia HD broadcast.

Thanks to jefft3881 who recorded and shared this show on Dime.

This is what Patrick Doyle of Rolling Stone wrote:

[The Black Keys’ Dan] Auerbach was similarly moved: “What an amazing thing, it feels great up here,” he said. The Keys proceeded to fill the giant space with their fast, fuzzed-out riffs, Auerbach buzzing across the stage during cuts like “Howlin for You” and “Money Maker,” backed by Patrick Carney’s tight grooves. The highlight? When 60,000 fans clapped during the furious breakdown of “I Got Mine,” and Auerbach lost himself in the monster riff.

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Transfer: PC > Audacity (Edits, Fades, Amplify, Tracking) > T.L.H. (FLAC 8, FFP)

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Track 01. Howlin’ For You (6.0MB)
Track 02. Next Girl (4.9MB)
Track 03. Run Right Back (5.5MB)
Track 04. Same Old Thing (4.7MB)
Track 05. Dead And Gone (6.1MB)
Track 06. Little Black Submarines (7.6MB)
Track 07. Money Maker (5.4MB)
Track 08. Strange Times (4.4MB)
Track 09. Nova Baby (6.6MB)
Track 10. She’s Long Gone (5.7MB)
Track 11. Tighten Up (5.8MB)
Track 12. Gold On The Ceiling (6.1MB)
Track 13. Lonely Boy (5.1MB)
Track 14. I Got Mine (9.5MB)
52:24

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FOO FIGHTERS - CENTRAL PARK 2012

October 15, 2012 – 4:25 am

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FOO FIGHTERS
Central Park 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Global Citizen Festival, Central Park, New York City, NY; September 29, 2012. Excellent Palladia HD broadcast.

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This is what Patrick Doyle of Rolling Stone wrote:

Dave Grohl launched the Foo Fighters’ set with a mellow solo version of “Times Like These,” before the band kicked in raucously and Grohl bounced across each end of the stage headbanging. Grohl seemed most psyched to be there out of anyone, letting out several throaty howls and leading huge sing-alongs on “My Hero” to “All My Life.” The set was heavy on their latest LP Wasting Light, including “Walk” and “These Days.” While fans raised their hands clapping during “Arlandria,” Grohl grinned. “If you had any fucking idea how beautiful that looks from here…” he said.

Grohl seemed determined to savor every moment; at one point [at the end of “My Hero “], he made it clear that this would be the band’s last show for a while. “I wish we could play all night – but I’d rather see Neil Young,” he said. “We don’t have any shows after this. This is where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again.”

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Cover picture by Jimmy Grotting, posted at livemusicblog.com - Thanks!

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Track 01. Times Like These (9.6MB)
Track 02. All My Life (5.2MB)
Track 03. My Hero (15.0MB)
Track 04. Learn To Fly (7.0MB)
Track 05. Arlandria (8.6MB)
Track 06. These Days (9.2MB)
Track 07. Walk (7.8MB)
Track 08. Best Of You (8.5MB)
Track 09. Everlong (10.5MB)
51:10

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