July 14, 2013 – 4:50 am

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Houston 1984 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Rockefeller’s, Houston, Texas; January 12, 1984. Excellent mono soundboard.

Chris Hillman - “Arguably the pioneer of the genre known as ‘Country Rock,’ Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band.”

Bernie Leadon - “Played in Southern California bluegrass and country rock groups in the 1960’s such as The Flying Burrito Brothers and Dillard & Clark. He backed Linda Ronstadt alongside Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Randy Meisner at one point, and they went off to form the Eagles in 1971.”

Al Perkins - “Known primarily for his steel guitar work, the Gibson guitar company called Perkins “the world’s most influential Dobro player”, and even began producing an ‘Al Perkins Signature’ Dobro in 2001 - designed and autographed by Perkins.”

Thanks to goody for sharing these tracks at Dime. goody also noted: “Here’s something we don’t see much of around here. The sound quality is superb - it’s just like they’re in your living room! It’s a generous set, played to a small crowd, and everybody’s having a real great time. You’ll hear why…”

Master tape recorded on a Sony TC-D5M on Maxell XLII90 Tape w/Dolby B.
Played back on a Nak Dragon with Dolby B through an Avid MBox Mini III into a PC running WaveLab 6.11 software.
The resulting WAVs were tracked and faded in Audition.
The resulting WAVs were then converted to FLAC [Level 8] and a .ffp was generated using Trader’s Little Helper.
The FLACs were tagged using foobar 2000 v1.2.6.

Pictures posted at rockinhouston.com - Thanks!

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Shenandoah Valley Breakdown * (3.6MB)
Track 02. The Taker (4.7MB)
Track 03. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (4.2MB)
Track 04. Bury Me Beneath The Willow (6.1MB)
Track 05. Running The Roadblocks (5.0MB)
Track 06. Wheels (5.7MB)
Track 07. My Uncle (3.5MB)
Track 08. God Loves His Children (5.9MB)
Track 09. Panhandle Rag * (5.1MB)
Track 10. Who’s That Knocking At My Door (4.8MB)
Track 11. Desert Rose (5.6MB)
Track 12. Morning Sky (5.1MB)
Track 13. Love is the Sweetest Amnesty * (5.8MB)
Track 14. Fallen Eagle (3.7MB)
Track 15. Train Leaves Here This Morning (5.8MB)
Track 16. Devil In Disguise (4.4MB)
Track 17. Hickory Wind (6.6MB)
Track 18. One Hundred Years From Now (4.4MB)
Track 19. Moment Of Time (8.0MB)
Track 20. Goodbye Old Pal (4.3MB)
Track 21. Mr. Tambourine Man (7.8MB)
Track 22. (Take Me In Your) Lifeboat (5.2MB)
Track 23. That’s Alright Mama (3.5MB)
Track 24. Encore call (2.0MB)
Track 25. How Mountain Girls Can Love (4.0MB)

* Titles either provided or pointed out by garysmith, with thanks from goody and all of us.

Click here to order Ever Call Ready (2006), featuring Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Al Perkins and David Mansfield.

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  1. 7 Responses to “HILLMAN, LEADON & PERKINS - HOUSTON 1984”

  2. What a good present, BigO! Great performance and soundboard, even tho mono. Love these harmonies and musicianship. It’s as if I was at a Weissman Folk House Concert back in the eighties (I recorded Silly Wizard and John Hartman back then).

    By 5yrsnojob on Jul 14, 2013

  3. Bluegrass n dobro and sum fine fine harmonisin’
    Can’t say better n that
    Gonna go skinny dippin down the crik!

    By swappers on Jul 14, 2013

  4. Gonna go skinny dippin down the crik!

    watch out for snappin` turtles.

    By doosh bag envy on Jul 14, 2013

  5. Ya, red snapper burrito deluxe

    By James on Jul 15, 2013

  6. Very good, thanx……………

    By Timmy on Jul 18, 2013

  7. This is great. Brings back memories of the late and very great Gram P.

    By jackfan on Jul 20, 2013

  8. worth a try I reckon. all great musicians, and the titles i know are classics. thanks :)

    By Tony on Jul 29, 2013

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