July 10, 2014 – 5:11 am

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And The Memphis Horns
Los Angeles 1971 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA; August 17, 1971. Good to fairly good audience recording.

While The Memphis Horns cemented their reputation on Stax Records, in the ’70s, they had also recorded with Al Green, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley and Stephen Stills.

Reviewing Stephen Stills 2 (1971), David Bowling wrote: “It was also a time when groups like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears were enjoying tremendous commercial popularity and Stills deciding to add brass to some of the tracks here was a reaction to their success. This decision took him outside of his comfort zone.”

Thanks to mr breeze for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den. mr breeze also noted: “Thanks to the artists, tapers and sharers.”

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Updated July 11, 2014
This show is no longer available for sharing.

This law firm represents the musical artist Stephen Stills. We are authorized to act on Stills behalf with respect to his intellectual property rights. It has recently come to our attention that you are selling a recording of a collection of musical compositions which are owned by Stills entitled Stephen Stills ­ Los Angeles 1971 (the Unauthorized Album). Your distribution of the Unauthorized Album violates Crosby’s copyrights in the musical compositions.

Please confirm immediately that you will cooperate and remove the offending material. Thank you for your anticipated prompt cooperation.

Gregory Gabriel
Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP

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Disc 1
Track 101. Change Partners 3:58
Track 102. Know You’ve Got To Run 4:16
Track 103. Word Game 4:12
Track 104. Tuning/Talk 3:17
Track 105. Do For The Others 3:08
Track 106. Fort Worth I Love You 2:07
Track 107. Tuning/Talk 2:02
Track 108. I’d Have To Be Crazy 3:41
Track 109. Tuning/Talk 1:12
Track 110. Texas Train Ride ? (fade out) 4:03
Track 111. Jesus Gave Love Away For Free 4:05
Track 112. You Don’t Have To Cry 3:16
Track 113. Bye Byes 1:59
Track 114. For What It’s Worth 7:31
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tuning/Talk 1:05
Track 202. Ecology Song 5:22
Track 203. Tuning/Talk 0:57
Track 204. Open Secret 6:20
Track 205. Tuning/Talk 1:39
Track 206. Lean On Me Baby 4:09
Track 207. Tuning/Talk 1:27
Track 208. Bluebird Revisited 5:27
Track 209. Band Intros 2:28
Track 210. Cherokee 12:43
Track 211. Tuning/Talk 2:28
Track 212. How Long 9:16
Track 213. Find The Cost Of Freedom 2:28
56 mins

The following tracks were not recorded:
Rock & Roll Woman
Helplessly Hoping
Fishes & Scorpions
Go Back Home
Love The One You’re With
Black Queen

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  1. 26 Responses to “STEPHEN STILLS - LOS ANGELES 1971”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Jul 10, 2014

  3. john spinks - outfield guitarist died yesterday. he was 60.

    By darth on Jul 10, 2014

  4. OMG… the bootleg police are out. Wow, a 45 yr old field recording that is NOT for sale, nor would it compete with legitimate artist released product. Is taken down… Stills should be honored at this point in his career that he has fans who would enjoy this audio tidbit. Seems pointless since anyone can access and download any part of his career for free = legit or not… get with the times.

    By Woodstock on Jul 11, 2014

  5. Wow, like Stephen Stills bootlegs are such hot items in the underground. This one would have been worth hearing - a few unfamiliar tunes and from a period when he was still on fire creatively speaking. Up until the end of Manassas, Stills still pretty much had his wits about him. Everything after that, no thanks. Does Neil Young flip out over people trading his music, or giving it away for free? Nope. One more reason why Neil has a lot more class than Stills.

    By Man With A Gun Over There on Jul 11, 2014

  6. Is that bit about “Crosby’s copyrights” the words of Stills’ lawyers, or a BigO typo? It kind of implies Crosby wrote all of the Stills songs on the bootleg. Maybe someone should call Crosby’s lawyers? Nash’s too while you’re at it.

    By Monkees Audition on Jul 11, 2014

  7. i listened to 49 bye byes and for what its worth and decided not to get wasn`t great at all.

    By hello darth kitty on Jul 11, 2014

  8. Seriously, how many lawyers does it take to screw up a wet dream? Does this have something to do with the release of the 1974 Tour Box Set? I can’t imagine this competing for listeners attention. I can see only 2 tracks here where Crosby has anything at all to do with the compositions. As Track # 111 says…Jesus Gave Love Away For Free…as Neil Young et al says…Music Is Love. As eastsidecellardwellar says…Lawyers, you suck!

    By eastsidecellardwellar on Jul 11, 2014

  9. darth frequents this site. u can’t really blame stills for not wanting someone who’s been convicted of pirating music from getting his greedy little hands on this.

    By glenfrohman on Jul 11, 2014

  10. Hello Monkees Audition

    Thanks for your note. There is no typo on our part. It’s what the lawyer wrote.

    By bigozine2 on Jul 11, 2014

  11. Any Stephen Stills is a blessing, especially early stuff keep at it big O

    By Bob on Jul 11, 2014

  12. darth frequents this site. u can’t really blame stills for not wanting someone who’s been convicted of pirating music from getting his greedy little hands on this.

    true dat!

    By marrakesh express on Jul 11, 2014

  13. Bummer. I want to hear “Change Partners”, but is it within his rights to deny the use of this. As for the age, CSNY just commercially released their 1974 tour recordings (, so I guess age is not an issue to them.

    Heck, it is not like any CD from the 70’s is discounted anyway, because it is old.

    By Pete on Jul 11, 2014

  14. way to alienate your loyal fans, Stephen and lawyer, the fans who do everything possible to make sure they only SHARE AND TRADE items that have not been officially released, and make sure to NEVER HAVE MONEY CHANGE HANDS in the process.

    old farts still hanging on to the old ways of doing business from the 70’s… long may they run.. LOL

    By Still Stephens on Jul 11, 2014

  15. I was at this show. It was a powerful concert. It’s too bad that first set didn’t get recorded because it may have been the best I’ve ever heard Stills, and I’ve been lucky to see him a few times. The Manassas show at the Hollywood Bowl was also a killing show - it’s between these two for best Stills show ever. But the missing portion from this recording was the best part of the show. - S.

    By slot sleet on Jul 11, 2014

  16. > Hello Monkees Audition

    > Thanks for your note. There is no typo on our part. It’s what the lawyer wrote.

    Well, that is pretty funny. Thanks for all you do, big O. We appreciate all your work. - S.

    By slot sleet on Jul 11, 2014

  17. Hey BigO,

    That letter from Stills’ lawyer with reference to “Crosby’s copyrights” should be framed and mounted on a wall. That’s like having a letter defending John Lennon’s rights to “Band On The Run”. CSN memorabilia may not be such big business now, but someday they’ll probably be remembered as an interesting footnote to Neil Young’s career, so you might want to hang on to that. :)

    By Monkees Audition on Jul 12, 2014

  18. sat nite’s austin city limits has randy newman from nov 2011.
    front and center also on pbs has jon batiste and his band - stay human performing selections from social music. originally from april this year.
    bluegrass underground has the north mississippi allstars with luther and cody dickinson leading the grammy award nominated band for 30mins from nov last year.
    thats all on pbs.
    on sat nite live on nbc its the national from march this year.

    and remember.. monday tori amos is on kelly & michael. thats the 14th.

    By darth on Jul 12, 2014

  19. Thanks, Glen!

    By willis on Jul 12, 2014

  20. The letter says you are selling this recording? You were sharing it and nobody was profiting…

    By nutshell on Jul 12, 2014

  21. As Warren Zevon said, “Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money. The shit has hit the fan”…

    By TDC on Jul 12, 2014

  22. glen frohman mr u.s.a. tv guide when are you going to do an international version there are more asian readers of bigo than americans now?

    By tin a gok on Jul 12, 2014

  23. Lawyers “just doing their job”… making $250 an hour surfing the net and busting people sharing Stills music… sounds like a great job to me. I would also grab the show as “evidence” before the cease and desist. Then listen to it to remind myself that I did a good job for my boss … Buy a new Lexus and F.O.A.D.

    By Woodstock on Jul 12, 2014

  24. What a fool I was to wait on listening. So I guess Stills is going to release this? Shame that the appreciation of live recordings that would otherwise NEVER be heard are kept that way.

    By Brett on Jul 13, 2014

  25. the powers that be dont differentiate between selling trading sharing distributing for free giving away copying even one copy other than your own etc. to them pirating bootlegging counterfeiting is all the same thing. they dont understand that a pirate / counterfeit should be illegal and possibly prosecuted (as long as the item is still in print) and a bootleg shouldnt (as long as there is no intention of the item being released). if there are plans eventually of said item being released then all distribution should cease. also the massive difference between an audience recording and a sbd / fm / tv sourced audio should be considered.
    i suppose if this item were prior to 1964 this wouldnt be as much of an issue huh. well im glad i got it. when i did dl it.. it took me 30 seconds to dl the entire thing. i do wonder how those unrecorded songs managed to not get recorded. (shrug)

    interestingly.. graham nash and david crosby are rumored to possibly be on the new pink floyd album coming this october.

    By darth on Jul 13, 2014

  26. @Brett: there’s a hint in the original BigO post about where to get this show. It’s also in FLAC version rather than mp3 on the original source and it’s being actively seeded as of now (evening July 22 here in Volgograd)

    Thanks for all your uploads, BigO - much appreciated. Большое спасибо

    By oilygarage on Jul 22, 2014

  27. after 43 yrs.. no hes not going to release it. not an audience recording anyway. there are other recordings from the 71 tour that he recorded professionally that if he wanted to release he could. i would offer this to people but its probably too much trouble.

    By darth on Jul 23, 2014

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