May 7, 2011 – 3:20 am

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Brooklyn 1970 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the 46th Street Rock Palace, Brooklyn, NY; October 23, 1970. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to davmar for sharing this previously uncirculated soundboard on Dime. davmar wrote:

I noticed some Clarence White-era Byrds earlier and it reminded me of that huge stash of sb’s that came out several years back. To my knowledge, the bulk of these recordings were source by someone close to the group, possible in their employ. I can’t say that for certain though. There were quite a number of shows, just about all from the Clarence period which is just fine with me.

I had the pleasure of seeing them at that time in NYC’s Central Park with Van The Man as support. An amazing concert needless to say! Anyway, it seems not all of the leaked sb’s got around back then so I thought I’d offer one up.

This show took place at the short lived 46th St. Rock Palace in Brooklyn, NYy in the fall of 1970. It was later reopened as Banana Fish Garden which, aside from having concerts, hosted some used for the Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert TV Show. Anyway, I think this will be of much interest as it does not appear to circulate and is supposed to have been sourced from the masters right to cdr so it doesn’t get much better.

Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Lover Of The Bayou (fades in) (4.6MB)
Track 02. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (skip around 2:15 is inherent in the source) (4.9MB)
Track 03. I Trust (7.3MB)
Track 04. My Back Pages (4.2MB)
Track 05. Baby What You Want Me To Do (7.5MB)
Track 06. Truck Stop Girl (6.9MB)
Track 07. Black Mountain Rag (3.4MB)
Track 08. Mr Tambourine Man (5.1MB)
Track 09. Take A Whiff On Me (5.4MB)
Track 10. Ballad Of Easy Rider (3.5MB)
Track 11. Jesus Is Just Alright (fades in) (4.9MB)
Track 12. Eight Miles High (23.6MB)
Track 13. Hold It (3.3MB)

Roger McGuinn - guitar, vocals
Clarence White - guitar, vocals
Skip Battin - bass, vocals
Gene Parsons - drums, vocals

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  1. 12 Responses to “THE BYRDS - BROOKLYN 1970”

  2. Thanks for this one. Always liked the Byrds in all their incarnations but particularly with Clarence White.

    By Sking on May 7, 2011

  3. The latter Byrds need to be taken on their own terms, and appreciated. Im thankful that we get this so clear, very close banter. A wonderful gift. Thanks.

    By 3yrsnojob on May 7, 2011

  4. oh, if only this taper had been there a few weeks later (Nov.11) when the Dead were joined on stage by Papa John Creach, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady. The only tapes of that are blurry audience tapes. THANKS for this!!

    By elsie on May 7, 2011

  5. thanks BigO

    By Jaltheimpaler on May 8, 2011

  6. What treasure! Clarence was a master on both electric AND acoustic. Thanks, BigO and davmar.

    By drkrick on May 12, 2011

  7. For those who also like other “groupings” of the Byrds, please check out the new free offering from Wolfgang’s Vault. It is McGuinn, Clark, Hillman Live at the Boarding House, San Francisco on Feb. 9th, 1978. There are 16 tracks. Great clear sound, intimate setting, wonderful harmonies, mostly tight. And the bonus: Crosby joins in on 7 tracks. This is the closest to a reunion, with 4 members present.

    By 3yrsnojob on May 15, 2011

  8. Another excellent show. The 1969-70 era Byrds were an under-rated musical force. Thanks BigO!

    By Big Willie on May 25, 2011

  9. @3yrsnojob:
    Well said about taking this incarnation of the Byrds as a different entity.It simply is. And the one I prefer, actually. What they did when they took that original Byrds template and recast it using rope, tooled leather and the smell of hay in a weathered barn is magical to these ears.

    That said, “Chestnut Mare” remains my least favorite tune by them. It always sounded like a novelty bit to these ears.

    By kingpossum on Sep 27, 2014

  10. Kingpossum, I was 3yrsnojob. I was into what is now called classic country in 1970-72. During that time, country and western was chock-full of novelty tunes: Girl on the Billboard by Del Reeves, Big Sweet John by Ben Colder, Oly by Johnny Cash. Crazy stuff like Drop Kick Me Jesus through the Goalposts of Life; I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Hang Around Your Front Door; The Spoiler; D-I-V-O-R-C-E; Ah, such literary classics! They were real tummy-chucklers! What I like about the best live version I’ve heard is the tonal quality of his singing and the pacing. Not the lyrics. What girl would like to be compared to a horse? Wasn’t that the problem with Dudley Do-right of the Royal Mounted Police? He loved his horse so much the girl couldn’t get him to notice her! ha ha! Uh, kinda made me wonder about ol’ Dudley! What was he doing back in the stables?

    By Job Hunter on Sep 28, 2014

  11. Nice post and thanks for sharing. I’m going to enjoy this one.

    By MisterManiac on Sep 29, 2014

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  13. Broken links for tracks 03, 09 & 10

    By mrbelette on Nov 30, 2016

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