April 18, 2015 – 3:03 pm

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West Hollywood 1979 [A Flying M Production, 1CD]

Live at the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA; April 3, 1979 (late show). Fairly to very good audience recording.

Noted as a back-up vocalist for Neil Young and for the hit song, Lotta Love, Nicolette Larson passed away in 1997 of cerebral edema and liver failure. She was 45. And there aren’t many live shows being shared, so a decently recorded show, albeit incomplete, is still something for the fans.

Thanks to the LA tape eXchange team; and to flyingm for sharing the tracks at Dime.

flyingm noted:

Sounds like I might have copied this with the Dolby off looking for a cheap high. If you listen real close between songs you might also hear a light ticking sound which is the beginning of the TEAC’s transport problems. Applause was tacked on to the end of Old Folks boogie as the master was quickly flipped but that was the end of what I had on my tape.

This fragment was found on the end of a reel. Must be a few songs missing as shows at the Roxy were usually in the 50-60 minute range. One day the remaining songs will turn up. So for now this will have to do.

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Recorded by the LA tape eXchange team. John was the engineer and holding the microphones were Mark (the B-Man) right and Mike (the Flying M) left.
Source: 2 Sennheiser MKH-404 tu mics > Teac PC-10 w/ Dolby
R2R copy (1979): Akaii GX 570 D2 w/ Dolby (?), bias @ 70us > Revox B-77 on TDK Audua 1800 tape
Transfer (2015): Revox B77 > Korg MR2000-s @ 1 bit 5.6 MHz DSD
Mastering: AudioGate (24-96) > iZotope RX4A > Adobe Audition 3.0 > AudioGate Aqua (16-44) > TLH [Flac level 8]

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. Breaking Too Many Hearts 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 02. Give A Little 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 03. Mexican Divorce 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 04. Clear Light 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 05. Come Early Morning 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 06. French Waltz 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 07. You Send Me 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 08. Can’t Get Away From You 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 09. Band introduction 3:01 (5.1MB)
Track 10. Old Folks Boogie 4:57 (8.3MB)
40 mins

Nicolette Larson - vocals
Lee Thornburg - trumpet
Jerry Jumonville - sax
Bobby LaKind - congas
Ted Templeman - perc?
Bob Glaub - bass
Rick Shlosser – drums
Franny Payne - back up singer
Bill Payne - keyboards
Paul Barrere - lead guitar

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  1. 5 Responses to “NICOLETTE LARSON - WEST HOLLYWOOD 1979”

  2. any chance lowell george

    benefit concert held shortly after his death at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 4, 1979, featuring Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larson and any where there, yes i know theres a video on youtube i like the audio thanks

    By the duke on Apr 18, 2015

  3. Thanks! Nice recording. She’s not forgotten and I still like to listen to her music. I remember that back in vinyl hunting pre-internet days it was quite difficult to get her records in Europe. I was worried when I saw Roxy 1979 but this is not the now officially released “Live At The Roxy (1979)” concert. To be on the safe side I also checked my old not-so-official vinyl.

    By F maj7 on Apr 18, 2015

  4. Hey my friend will like this. I need to listen, but it looks promising.

    I went in surgery Friday April 17th at 7:30 AM and was released from the hospital at 3:30 PM on Saturday April 18th, a lot earlier than expected. My brother was out playing golf when I called him!

    I get results possibly Tuesday or Wednesday. Thanks for all the good vibes and prayers. Hoping for all cancer to be gone, with just quarterly checkups to go through!

    By Job Hunter on Apr 19, 2015

  5. saw Nicolette Larson open up for McGuinn Clark and Hillman in February 1979 at the Bottom Line on Mercer Street in NYC. She had a fresh voice and a tight band.Great show!

    By tunafan on Apr 19, 2015

  6. Thanks, for this. She is missed.

    By jimg on Apr 24, 2015

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