October 1, 2009 – 2:08 pm

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Rothbury 2009 [Shades 124, 2CD]

Live at the Rothbury Music Festival, Rothbury, MI, July 4, 2009. Very good stereo soundboard.

It was an Independence Day show and the headline act for the day was The (Grateful) Dead. Before them were The Black Crowes. Other acts on the day included Son Volt, Railroad Earth, Zappa Plays Zappa and Primus’ Les Claypool.

So how do you out-jam the ultimate jam band? You don’t. But that didn’t mean The Black Crowes didn’t go down fighting. Coming across like The Stones if they were a jamming band, The Crowes’ brand of take no prisoners bluesy rock certainly won them new fans (for those unfamiliar with the group) and added another notch to their rep as “The Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”.

This is what Billboard reported: “The group played with a harder edge but still curried the favor of early arriving Deadheads - particularly with an electrifying instrumental transition from Downtown Money Waster into Thorn In My Pride. I Ain’t Hiding, the thumping, disarmingly danceable lead track from the Crowes’ forthcoming album Before the Frost… had the crowd grooving as much as it did to more familiar songs such as Wiser Time, Jealous Again and Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution.”

That’s it in a nutshell but it isn’t the whole story. This is a really blistering set that not only demands a listen but a must in every Crowes’ fan collection. And it looks like the Crowes are going to rule the roost… again.

Thanks to Mr. Green Jeans for sharing the tracks.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Opening (2.9MB)
Track 102. Wiser Time (15.3MB)
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Track 103. Evergreen (6.7MB)
Track 104. Ozone Mama (10.1MB)
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Track 105. I Ain’t Hiding (8.4MB)
Track 106. Downtown Money Waster (22.6MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 107. Thorn In My Pride (15.3MB - visit the html page to download the track)

Disc 2
Track 201. Oh Josephine (12.0MB)
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Track 202. Poor Elijah/Tribute To Johnson (15.3MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 203. Jealous Again (6.9MB)
Track 204. Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution (7.4MB)
Track 205. (Only) Halfway To Everywhere (13.0MB)
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  1. 15 Responses to “THE BLACK CROWES - ROTHBURY 2009”

  2. Thanks for this, love the Crowes!

    By Explosivo on Oct 1, 2009

  3. Ditto Explosivo.

    By Grumgjv on Oct 1, 2009

  4. hey bigo, i just finished listening to disc 1. it’s pretty good. i saw them here in bham, al at city stages 6-05. they were great. gov’t mule played before them and before them was north ms allstars who i missed most of their set. it’s ok cause i saw them the next year at city stages, and they were great. i saw gov’t mule with ted nugent and zz top in 4-03 here in bham, al. cool show.

    i was able to download the tracks ok, but i did have a problem the other day with santana track 3. bigo fixed it, though.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 2, 2009

  5. The Crowes fly “high” again! Thanks for the tracks.

    By Chris on Oct 2, 2009

  6. Thanx for this.

    By heli0tr0pe on Oct 2, 2009

  7. who is mr.Greene genes?

    By Luis Torregrosa on Oct 2, 2009

  8. Looks good! The Crowes are flying “high” once again indeed, Chris… I think I like them better now than I ever did, even when they first hit it big almost 20 (!) years ago.

    Now if Big O can just get the Dead’s set from that day, I would be a happy clam. Unless someone else here has it and would like to trade?

    By Shaun on Oct 2, 2009

  9. Ed, the Mule with Ted Nugent? Really? Huh. I won’t make any judgments here, but that’s a bill I just can’t imagine happening. For a variety of reasons!

    By Shaun on Oct 2, 2009

  10. hey bigo, i got disc 2. thanks!

    @ shaun yeah, gov’t mule, ted nugent and zz top at the verizon wireless music center here in b’ham, al. the tickets were buy 1 get one free for the third tear seats. i saw pearl jam there that same month and have the show. then in june i saw david lee roth there, and he played all the van halen hits. it was great. doa.

    you may remember the black crowes toured with zz top then got kicked off the tour cause chris robinson would say this music is being sponsored by the black crowes and not miller lite.

    is johnny colt on this show? i saw his new show on the discovery channel. it’s cool, and he’s crazy.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 2, 2009

  11. I do remember that about the Crowes and ZZ Top a few years back… I always liked that Chris Robinson was never afraid to take his shots at the establishment.

    You have a wide variety of tastes, Ed, and I think that’s great… I haven’t listened to VH in years, and my old tapes have long since bit the dust, but I’ve thought about d/l’ing a few of my old favorites off of iTunes. Only from the DLR years, of course. :-)

    By Shaun on Oct 3, 2009

  12. as always, the best site

    By mkj on Oct 3, 2009

  13. hey shaun, thanks. i’ll tell you this jack bruce, robin trower, gary husband show is the best one yet. bigo put up two others shows earlier this year from cologne and london. i got those two. this one is the best quality, though. i just get stuff and keep everything. i have the time and drive space.

    i listen to a lot of bop and avant jazz, if you like that. i would say to check out gino robair/anthony braxton duets 87. it’s the best braxton i have yet.

    if avant isn’t your thing, just wait till bigo restarts some shows by braxton. i got two from them.

    i grew up listening to rock music and still listen to it so i download most of the shows bigo offers, if songs aren’t omitted of course. i like to have the complete show.


    By Ed Saad on Oct 3, 2009

  14. you know I miss this the old humble pie meets the faces steeped in Stones..thanks bigo…

    By sluggo on Oct 5, 2009

  15. great show..thanks..The Black Crowes are cranking on all cylinders these days..great live band..just saw them twice in Charlotte, NC and Asheville, NC. They just keep getting better…and their cover tunes provide proof of their stellar musical influences…last 2 shows I was treated to:
    The Band- Don’t Do It
    Bob Dylan- Girl from North County
    Velvet Undeground- Oh Sweet Nuthin…
    not to mention the standard..otis Redding- Hard to Handle!

    By mike t on Oct 5, 2009

  16. Hey man, thanks for this! I was at the Rothbury Festival, and took my son who was 15 years old at the time. It was a great shared experience between a father and a son. I can’t wait to give him this show on CD!

    By Lou on Oct 24, 2011

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