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Bronx 1977 [no label, CD 1-3 of 3]

Live at Fordham University, Bronx, NY; November 27, 1977. Very good WNEW-FM broadcast.

Thanks to DeathGlider for sharing the show at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

This is a long concert lasting almost 3 hours. “Broadcast live on WNEW-FM and hosted by Pete Fornatele. This show was part of Harry’s annual World Hunger Year fundraiser. This is the first CD ever ripped by Satch. My dad bought the CD off eBay so I decided to make available to everyone on the net”.

I’m uncertain if this show has been here before. I obtained it in ‘04. I retracked the whole thing. I straightened out Satch’s setlist, including who sang what. I eliminated several fade ins and outs between discs so it flows uninterrupted. Harry Chapin, for whatever his motivations, did not mind sharing the stage, so everyone gets a star turn. Remember this is a radio broadcast captured by circa 1977 equipment, so it may have imperfections typical of the era.

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Singeer-songwriter Harry Forster Chapin is best known for his No. 1 hit, Cat’s In The Cradle. He is also known for his folks songs such as Taxi, W*O*L*D, Sniper and Flowers Are Red. Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work. Chapin passed away in 1981 due to a heart attack. He was 38. - wikipedia

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Radio broadcast (WNEW-FM, New York City, NY, broadcast is live) > ? > CD (obtained in an eBay purchase) > EAC > WAV > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Radio Announcement 3:19
Track 102. Dance Band on the Titanic 5:11
Track 103. Intro 1:27
Track 104. Babysitter 4:59
Track 105. Chapin introduces Big John Wallace 1:07
Track 106. Mr Tanner (Big John Wallace - solo) 5:17
Track 107. Radio announcement 1:36
Track 108. Paint a Picture of Yourself 4:01
Track 109. Chapin takes a poll 2:43
Track 110. I Wonder What Happened To Him 4:41
Track 111. W*O*L*D 4:59
Track 112. Radio Announcement (Chapin introduces his brother, Tom, and references ‘Make a Wish’) 2:20
Track 113. It’s Only Love * 4:02
Track 114. Crystal Green * 4:20
Track 115. Intro 2:20
Track 116. Magic Man * 3:32
Track 117. Radio Announcement (Chapin introduces Doug Walker & Howie Fields) 2:41
Track 118. We Grew Up a Little 5:26
Track 119. Intro 1:02
Track 120. And the Baby Never Cries 5:06
70 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Chapin introduces Kim Scholes 1:22
Track 202. Odd Job Man 4:55
Track 203. Intro 1:01
Track 204. Burning Herself (Chapin introduces Steve) 4:06
Track 205. Let Time Go Lightly ** 5:35
Track 206. Six String Orchestra (fades out) 4:43
Track 207. Cat’s in the Cradle 4:12
Track 208. Chapin reintroduces Tom 1:22
Track 209. Monday Sun Don’t Shine * 4:35
Track 210. Intro 1:10
Track 211. Saturday Morning * 4:31
Track 212. My Name is Morgan * 3:36
Track 213. Radio Announcement 1:33
Track 214. Make a Wish * 0:40
Track 215. Turn Around (false start) 1:03
Track 216. Turn Around * 5:46
Track 217. Bluesman 6:05
Track 218. Intro 2:40
Track 219. Mail Order Annie (Chapin reintroduces Steve) 6:27
66 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Love is Not in Season 3:33
Track 302. Intro (Chapin reintroduces Howie Fields) 1:01
Track 303. The Horniest Drummer # 2:46
Track 304. Blow Up Woman ## 2:14
Track 305. 30,000 Pounds of Bananas 13:34
Track 306. Taxi 7:02
Track 307. Chapin talks 4:32
Track 308. Circle 7:12
42 mins

Harry Chapin - guitar & lead vocals
Tom Chapin - guitar & backing vocals
Steve Chapin - piano & backing vocals
Doug Walker - guitar & backing vocals
Big John Wallace - bass & backing vocals
Howard (Howie) Fields - drums
Kim Scholes - cello

* Tom Chapin - lead vocals
** Steve Chapin - lead vocals
# Howie Fields - lead vocals
## Doug Walker - lead vocals

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  1. 40 Responses to “HARRY CHAPIN - BRONX 1977 [CD 1-3 OF 3]”

  2. Will have to share this with my sister, a huge Harry Chapin fan who saw him in concert frequently at the old Valley Forge Music Fair. Many cried when he passed away. But still more are better nourished today because he lived.

    By Tony on Sep 23, 2022

  3. Hi
    WIll you be posting CD 3 here?

    By Daij on Sep 23, 2022

  4. This is some good music, BigO - thanks from Rightup

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 23, 2022

  5. Fantastic BigO, never enough Harry? I wanted
    to suck him off when he played the UK, but no dice

    By Swappers on Sep 23, 2022

  6. Excellent!!!!
    Waiting for CD3!!!
    Thank you Bigo Team!!!

    By rochacrimson on Sep 24, 2022

  7. Excellent music! A real great storyteller indeed. Thank you BigO

    By Lobo on Sep 24, 2022

  8. Gentlemen,

    Just to let you know that my brothers and I are coming soon to clean up this commemts section. For now, this is a friendly warning.

    Raheem, NYC

    By Clenched Fist Salute on Sep 24, 2022

  9. Fuck you nigger and the goddamn horse you rode in on

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 24, 2022

  10. I love these coons they think whitey will shake in their boots. We started the KKK, black sambo. You does whats we sez

    By HHH on Sep 24, 2022

  11. Cmon maricons. I dare all of you faggots to fuck me in my culo

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 24, 2022

  12. Hey snores, I ain’t no racist. And I told ya, I ain’t going nowhere near your fuckin filthy infected junk. Comprende?

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 24, 2022

  13. I just crapped my pants again , thanks to you . Go back to mexico . I’m reporting you assholes

    By HHH on Sep 24, 2022

  14. Thanks, Big O ! I saw Harry at Memorial Auditorium in Lowell MA in 1978. He played for 3 hours straight, then signed autographs in Liberty Hall for another 2 hours. He mentioned World Hunger Fund with every signing and raised a ton of money for it. I know it was 2 hours because I was the last person in the line. After he played Taxi, he played Sequel, which had not been released yet. I had tickets to see him at Hampton Beach Casino the day after he passed, truly a sad day.

    By TDC on Sep 24, 2022

  15. I heard that Lowell was full of fags . I guess that’s true

    By HHH on Sep 24, 2022

  16. Rightup Dias has died from AIDS . Please show him due respect

    By HHH on Sep 24, 2022

  17. I only have two words for you HHH, just two words
    Can you guess what they are amigo? Of course you can - fuck off.

    By The ghost of Rightup Dias on Sep 24, 2022

  18. I have two words for you assholes- go to hell

    By Rightup Dias on Sep 24, 2022

  19. Dont piss on the maricons grave. I wanna piss on it

    By HHH on Sep 24, 2022

  20. Name stealer above getting reported , along with the rest of you clowns . We are tired or your crap

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  21. I never tire of crapping my pants

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  22. I hope that you fools enjoy being reported

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  23. Awesome post. A great writer and performer with an even bigger heart. Thanks for sharing.

    By MisterManiac on Sep 25, 2022

  24. Shut up already HHH nobody’s going to do anything about your crybaby reporting

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Sep 25, 2022

  25. Sumadh Umfuqh is about to find out…

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  26. You’ll have Derrick , DD , Nelson , Confederate Bob , T J , TheAntichrist , and me reporting you . Good luck

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  27. Shut the fuck up you towel headed muslim dicsuckin bastard

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  28. Martin Barre Live At XIV Tullianos Convention 2016 (Full Concert)

    Very Underrated Guitarist with Tull. Shows his chops here


    By The Grand Wizard on Sep 25, 2022

  29. MOUNTAIN - Mississippi Queen (Live in the Studio 02-24-1970) - * RARE *


    By The Grand Wizard on Sep 25, 2022

  30. Good post , Anti . Always liked Lesley West and The Mountain .

    By HHH on Sep 25, 2022

  31. Fuck off TGW, I’m the only Grand Wizard here. That Martin Barre concert has more wanking than you watching the Pam & Tommy TV show.

    By DD on Sep 26, 2022

  32. DD is another dog blower. The DD stands for Dinky Dong.

    By Eric on Sep 26, 2022

  33. Your too fuckin stupid too appreciate good music. DD dogdic. I would post more but as long as there are assholes on here like u…fuck u you dont deserve to hear good music

    By The Grand Wizard on Sep 26, 2022

  34. Rumor has it Harry had a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 26, 2022

  35. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Sep 26, 2022

  36. Anti , Derrick, Nelson , all name stealers here . I have not commented on this post , or any other recent post . It’s probably Hebrew Mark And his minions.

    By HHH on Sep 26, 2022

  37. This place has been overrun by black ape , hip hop loving jew filth . Where is Adolph when we need him

    By HHH on Sep 26, 2022

  38. By the way, I love to eat pussy. My mom quite enjoys it.

    By HHH on Sep 26, 2022

  39. Hey triple, I aint seen that nomark Mark on here in ages. I think you got the wrong guy this time.

    By Derrick on Sep 26, 2022

  40. IF BigO was going to toss anyone it would be you, the inbred racist homophobes spewing the same old lame threats and infantile potty humor!

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Sep 27, 2022

  41. To the dic wadd above , everybody should be a homo phobe.. it’s an un natural act . It’s a perversion. Gays are mentally ill .. Same with this trans crap ..back in the old days they’d be put in prison and given shock therapy. Wish it was like that today . As for being racist, it’s not racist to want people to breed and marry their own kind . I’m all for equal rights when it comes to job opportunities. Just stay the fuck away from my daughters .

    By Lee Wade on Sep 27, 2022

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