March 21, 2014 – 5:31 am

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Nashville 2000 [no label, 1CD]

Witness History III, live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN; April 5, 2000 (not May 5 as originally circulated). Excellent broadcast tape.

Thanks to John Connor (asterix2112) who originally shared it at Dime; and to afloydfreak who kept it alive at The Traders’ Den.

John Connor’s notes:

In 2000 I was working for (“the world of country music”) one of the million .com boom sites that soon went bust. We did the first video simulcast of the Country Music Awards (probably one of the first video simulcasts ever), an adventurous night. Fun place to work, got to chat with Keith Urban and Brad Paisley long before they were famous.

On April 5, 2000 Nashville hosted the Witness History III concert honoring Duane Eddy, and including Peter Frampton and John Fogerty (among others). While this is more of a ‘rock’ lineup, they fit with the Nashville crowd. Someone later asked us to stream the concert (or parts of it). So they sent us a ¾” U-matic stereo master tape of the edited show.

Now we were IT tech geeks up here in Northern Virginia (I was the webmaster, I ran the web servers), but fortunately for us I spent several years as a recording engineer at a 24 track studio, so I knew what to do. We had to rent a U-matic player (why would we have one), and I had to bring in my home computer with a decent video capture card (computers did not often have video capture cards back then).

I captured it for streaming (probably at something like 320×240 with 8 bit audio, which was about the most Internet connections could handle back then). But I also brought my DAT recorder (I was a recording engineer remember) and made a DAT of the audio straight from the U-matic stereo master, which I later imported to the PC which you can download now.

The recording quality is an absolutely excellent stereo recording with none of that videotape hum. Definitely releasable quality. And these are some good little sets here too. None of the artists are on the banned list, and, except for a crappy YouTube capture of the Fogerty set (probably from someone who recorded over the air to VHS), I can find no release of this material, legitimate or otherwise. So I think everything is OK. And no, I do not have the video, sorry.

Pictures by Mario Mattioli, posted at - Thanks!

Stereo U-matic master broadcast tape > DAT > PC

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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Duane Eddy (with John Fogerty on some songs)
Track 01. Dance To The Guitar Man 4:15 (7.2MB)
Track 02. Shazzam 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 03. New Orleans Blues 7:12 (12.1MB)
Track 04. I Saw The Light 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 05. Rebel Rouser 3:11 (5.3MB)

Peter Frampton
Track 06. Show Me The Way 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 07. Can’t Take That Away From Me 8:18 (13.9MB)
Track 08. Baby, I Love Your Way 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 09. Do You Feel Like We Do 13:20 (22.4MB)

John Fogerty
Track 10. Green River 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 11. Centerfield 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 12. Proud Mary 3:53 (6.5MB)
Track 13. Bad Moon Risin’ 2:36 (4.4MB)

Track 14. Hard Times (All Star Jam) 6:49 (11.4MB)

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  2. DAMN!! Where has this been hiding? Incredible stuff. Thanks Big O!!

    By Ernie Clark on Mar 21, 2014

  3. Thank you John Conner, afloydfreak and Big O. Exquisite! What I like to do with these short sets is use them as bonus tracks to LPs or shorter CDs to make CDs that are more like boxed sets. When I convert my Centerfield LP all those Fogerty tracks will fill out the new CD. Since they’re uber rare, there is no chance of duplication of tracks.

    By Job Hunter on Mar 21, 2014

  4. Oh, and when was the last time you added to your Duane Eddy collection? Sweeet!

    By Job Hunter on Mar 21, 2014

  5. Great post. Thanks! By the way, his first name is Duane.

    By Joe B on Mar 23, 2014

  6. Hello Joe B


    By bigozine2 on Mar 23, 2014

  7. Duane Eddy ! Thank’s BigO , great stuff .

    By bruce on Mar 25, 2014

  8. Great download, been looking for this for a while now.
    Grateful thanks to uploader.

    By Richard on Jun 7, 2014

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