JOHN MAYALL - NEW YORK 1976

February 12, 2014 – 2:10 pm

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JOHN MAYALL
New York 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Bottom Line, New York, NYC; October 2, 1976 (early show). Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

There is a very nice groove flowing through that makes for an entertaining show.

Thanks to kneesfudd for sharing the tracks at Dime.

kneesfudd noted:

After Banquet In Blues release and two months before Lots Of People was recorded.

Warts: Very slightly muffled and/or compressed signal. Occasional light reception pops - mostly repaired. Track #7 cuts (presumed tapeflip). Track #8 starts late and has some reception issues/channel clipping and loses stereo imaging on and off.

Taper didn’t label date, only artist/location. Correct date info courtesy of an astoundingly informative source, DIMER gv0000. Final evening (a Saturday) of multiple night stand at The Bottom Line - Thurs Sept 30 ’til Sat Oct 2, 1976. The Rhinestones opened both Early and Late Shows each night. I don’t know if they were broadcast or taped. Similar, but slightly smaller band than the “Lots Of People” album, recorded on 1976-11-24 at The Roxy in Los Angeles. Mayall returned to The Bottom Line in July 1977 with a completely different band & twas a KBFH broadcast. THIS AIN’T THAT!

Recording Information:
WNYU-FM stereo broadcast > unknown equipment/stereo reel-to-reel recorder > off-air master reel > 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Remastered without EQ

Playback 2013-12-26: 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & speed adjusted (pitched!) for individual recording, heads cleaned & demagnetized > Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) > computer > Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch / dropout / bump / pop / click / dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, single averaged +.7 speed fix, NO equalisation) > CD Wave (track splits) > flacs (Trader’s Little Helper)

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Track 01. Long Time Blues 7:16 (12.2MB)
Track 02. 1974 Gasoline Blues 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 03. Later On 6:21 (10.7MB)
Track 04. The Boy Most Likely To Succeed 6:49 (11.4MB)
Track 05. All Your Love 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 06. Room To Move 7:17 (12.2MB)
Track 07. Stormy Monday 1:32 (2.6MB)
Track 08. Old Time Blues 4:00 (6.7MB)
45 mins

Lineup:
John Mayall - electric guitar, harmonica, vocals, piano (?)
Gary Rowles - electric guitar
Larry Taylor - fretless electric bass
Jay Spell - piano, Minimoog synthesizer
Red Holloway - tenor saxophone
Frank Wilson - drums
Warren Bryant - percussion, congas
Patty Smith and Pepper Watkins - background vocals

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  1. 25 Responses to “JOHN MAYALL - NEW YORK 1976”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Feb 12, 2014

  3. Thanks BigO. Mayall live speaks volume!

    By Stig on Feb 12, 2014

  4. i was at this show. place was packed. more ppl were hoping mick taylor would show up or peter green than clapton. turned out clapton could have shown up he was around but didnt. taylor couldnt cuz the stones were on tour in europe at the time. god only knows where green was.. he didnt surface til 82 in germany.
    the show was around 90-100 mins long not 45mins.
    pity the taper couldnt have used a 90min tape and avoided flipping cutting etc. if it was going to go on longer than an hour and he needed to use a 2nd tape since he was using a 60min tape he risked having to cut a 2nd song etc. if he had used a 90min tape his odds would have been better that it might not have gone over 90mins and he would have had more to work with too in so far as when and where to flip. ahh the days of recording on audio tape. i remember how happy i was when i got a deck that u didnt have to eject the tape and u could just hit a button and it instantly started to record in the other direction. if the applause was going on a while u could click that button then rewind that 2nd side for a few seconds to get more room on side 2 to record with. if i knew the concert was going to be more than 90mins id use a dual tape deck and record on both sides. id start the 2nd tape side A when the first tape side A was coming close to the end. then when the 2nd tape side A was coming close to the end id have the first tape already turned over and ready to go for side B. if it was a 3 hour show then id have it so it was A A then B B. but i wouldnt be missing a single note of music. nothing cut not one note. even better later on when i had to go out and couldnt be home.. id set up my vcr to record the radio brdcsts. no flipping. wide edge on the tape and super sound. then edit it down to audio tape. if there were any station id’s id get them out. perfect figuring etc. i did that from 88 thru 95. but not that often. there was a month long radio special in ny from the first ever fm radio station back in 91 or 92. they played non stop for a solid month some unbelievable stuff. i couldnt possibly stay up that long so i bought 80 10hour video tapes. and i just recorded the entire month on vhs figuring ill edit down what i recorded later on to audio tape. some of the stuff included blues musicians walking into the studio with a guitar and sitting down and singing right there in 1942. the material had never been aired since. so no one i knew had ever heard this stuff. i couldnt believe what i was hearing and recording. they had 100s and 100s of 78s and 45s that had songs on them that were either one of a kind or didnt exist in any other format etc. country and blues and jazz and bluegrass and more.

    anyway.. at this show.. i got my ticket for this event signed by mayall. i didnt yet take pics in 76 but i remember thinking that if i ever become a photographer man i would sure get fabulous pics. that venue was a photographers dream. my absolute fave place to take pics in nyc. period. worst seat tho was against the stage. where i sat for ronnie milsap in the mid 80s. i got to see his shoes for most of the show. ridiculous.

    By darth on Feb 12, 2014

  5. welcome to Darth’s BigEgo.com site…everybody hope you enjoy his personal site here…but dont believe everything you read by him ie…

    —–>more ppl were hoping mick taylor would show up or peter green than clapton. turned out clapton could have shown up he was around but didnt. taylor couldnt cuz the stones were on tour in europe at the time.<—-

    lets see…Taylor wasnt with the Rolling Stones at that point in 1976 nor 1975 so it didnt matter if they were touring in Europe…Mick Taylor for the record mostly exclusively did studio work for all of 1976 in England…

    so welcome to Darth’s BigEgo.com or the other name it goes by: Darths 3 Ringed Circus.com…

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 13, 2014

  6. just to add…

    i counted 29 1st person references in Darth’s BigEgo blowfest reply above..could be off by a few…only 29 but it seems like maybe 290…!!!

    great Darth…keep up the outstanding Ego site & mistaking facts…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 13, 2014

  7. no i know taylor wasnt with the stones in 76. i know he stopped touring with them in oct 73. sorry.
    that was a brain fart. he had done some touring with jack bruce in 75. i was thinking 1973 when i wrote that. and in oct 73 he was in europe. oct 73 he was europe. i had lost track of the year for the moment i was typing.
    hey.. i dont claim i dont make mistakes. the stones had finished their tour in 76 by august. but of course taylor was no longer with them. ron was.
    as i said for some reason my mind started to think of 1973 when i was thinking back to this period. and thinking of people who the people online were talking about showing up and why they might or might not show up. thinking of why they might not now looking back since now we have much more info than we did then… we know stuff now that we didnt know then. we didnt have the internet altho we did have circus magazine and so on to tell us the tour schedule. there were times that press kits and other similar things were available to tell us where bands were headed. sometimes t shirts gave this info or if one had the program from a concert.. it often had that too.

    so yes.. i made a small 3 year error. i knew what i meant. i goofed probably because of hehe well i wont say why but use your imagination. its rare. but do yourself a favor and dont put so much time and energy into counting things like me myself and i’s in my postings. thats just ridiculous.

    By darth on Feb 13, 2014

  8. hey BigEgo Darth…listen to yourself & your own advice…

    “thats just ridiculous.”

    do us all a favor…ok?

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 13, 2014

  9. i know taylor wasnt with the stones in 76.
    i know he stopped touring
    i was thinking
    i had lost track
    i dont claim i dont make mistakes
    i was typing

    and that`s just the first paragraph..get over yourself darth.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 13, 2014

  10. get over yourself droplick.Move on.Case closed.

    By bootlick sarge on Feb 18, 2014

  11. we now have darth copying me and jerry`s finger.
    busy boy that darth[when he`s not writing down television listings ]

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 18, 2014

  12. how the hell could you be hoping for greeny or mick taylor at this show numbnuts? and then you go on for ever about how to tape using a
    c -90..geezus but you are one boring ass idiot.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 18, 2014

  13. I like Darth’s comments. Why shouldn’t I?

    By Andrew Wild on Feb 18, 2014

  14. why wouldnt people online hope for peter green or mick taylor at this show? it wasnt only me. i was 16. there were several 100 people online. i didnt inititate the conversation with people who said this. i am merely repeating things that were said by people online that day/nite. these musicians were alive and potentially available to appear at this show.
    at many of the shows where peter or mick could have potentially appeared it often came up as a possibility that they might. at van der graaf generator at the beacon theater 76 people were hoping robert fripp would show up. u can hear it thru out the tape of their only usa show ever. at the ronnie lane show at the limelight in the late 80s everyone there went there hoping someone who knew him or had played with him would show up. i have been to many many 100s of shows where people did show up sometimes expected or announced sometimes totally out of the blue and blowing the audience away. i could list many dozens of these.
    as for taping a 45min show on a side of a 90min tape.. instead of a 60min tape to avoid cutting etc.. the way to do it with regards to flipping rewinding etc. this is or was important in the days of recording concerts in the late 60s thru out the 70s and 80s and if u dont appreciate these anecdotes then why are u reading my postings?
    im not here to entertain u. u think im an idiot and boring etc etc. imagine how u appear to some of us.
    thank u andrew.. very kind of u.

    and finally.. i dont know what u meant by the line where u said i was copying u and jerry. i looked and couldnt find any such case. if i did this i am totally unaware of it.

    By darth on Feb 18, 2014

  15. why wouldnt people online hope for peter green or mick taylor at this show? it wasnt only me. i was 16. there were several 100 people online. i didnt inititate the conversation with people who said this. i am merely repeating things that were said by people online that day/nite.

    darth quit lying no one was online in 1976 you idiot.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 18, 2014

  16. “I like Darth’s comments. Why shouldn’t I?”

    be patient andrew….

    By barth on Feb 19, 2014

  17. darth were you online in 1976?

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 19, 2014

  18. i am merely repeating things that were said by people online that day/nite.

    in 1976? that`s a bit of a whopper isn`t it darth even by your standards?

    By tricky dickie on Feb 19, 2014

  19. as i said for some reason my mind started to think of 1973 when i was thinking back to this period. and thinking of people who the people online were talking about showing up and why they might or might not show up.

    another whopper 1973 and people online…
    c`mon darth quit while you are ahead that`s two different posts mentioning online in the early 70`s.

    By tricky dickie on Feb 19, 2014

  20. on line at the concert u idiot. i didnt mean online on the internet. i meant waiting to get into the show. are u really this stupid???

    By darth on Feb 19, 2014

  21. i didnt get online on the internet til march 94 btw.

    By darth on Feb 19, 2014

  22. Here we go again, Darth trying to bait everyone.
    He knows damned well that should be “in line”, not “on line”.
    Anyway time for some culture, a little poetry;

    When Darth the Dickhead finally dies
    We shall erect up to the skies
    In memory of his charm and wit
    A monument of solid shit.

    By Tom N Jerry on Feb 19, 2014

  23. When Darth the Dickhead finally dies
    We shall erect up to the skies
    In memory of his charm and wit
    A monument of solid shit.

    beautiful..this would bring tears to a glass eye.

    By tricky dickie on Feb 19, 2014

  24. hi im online!
    er..inline ..hmm now which is it?

    By online darth on Feb 19, 2014

  25. I`ve got..here on the internet I`m inline..waiting to get into a concert I`m online..

    By online darth on Feb 19, 2014

  26. Just wanna be misunderstood
    Wanna be feared in my neighborhood
    Just wanna be a moody man
    Say things that nobody can understand

    I wanna be obscure and oblique
    Inscrutable and vague
    So hard to pin down
    I wanna leave open mouths when I speak
    Want people to cry when I put them down

    I wanna be either old or young
    Don’t like where I’ve ended up or where I begun
    I always feel I must get things in the can
    I just can’t handle it the way I am

    Why am I so straight and simple
    People see through me like I’m made of glass
    Why can’t I deepen with graying temples
    Am I growing out of my class

    By Andrew Wild on Feb 19, 2014

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