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DEE ALEXANDER – JIMI HENDRIX/JAMES BROWN TRIBUTE 2012

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 25 January 2015 at

DEE ALEXANDER’S EVOLUTION ARKESTRA FUNKIN’ WITH ELECTRIC SOUL
Jimi Hendrix/James Brown Tribute 2012 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; December 7, 2012. Very good FM broadcast.

It started as a bongo beat – a nod to James Brown, just after his death in late 2006. Then came a few signature riffs. And an ecstatic response from the crowd. Before long, the Godfather of Soul was permanently embedded in the Evolution Ensemble’s repertoire. For leader Dee Alexander, a powerful and versatile vocalist, it was all part of the same continuum – as was the music of Jimi Hendrix, whose music carried the same revolutionary weight. Commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, Alexander and the expanded Evolution Arkestra sing the body electric in a free program on the city’s south side. – npr.org

Thanks to survivor69 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Picture posted at npr.org – Thanks!

Lineage:
FM > Hard Disc > web
FM radio broadcast by “Il Cartellone – Radio Tre Suite Jazz”, Radio 3 RAI [third channell of Italian national radio].
ITT HiFi4060 Tuner > Audacity 2.0 via Asus A7S333 C-Media CMI8738/C3DX soundcard > 44100hz/16bit .aup > flac’s [level 8]
Note: Radio signal dropped out for a couple of minutes on Manic Depression/Machine Gun. Thus patched with Lewojazz DVBS capture (192kbps) of the same Italian broadcast.

Track 00. Radio introduction by Pino Saulo 3:51
Track 01. Stage Intro 0:15
Track 02. Star Spangled Banner 0:46
Track 03. Little Wing 6:19
Track 04. Manic Depression 1:51
Track 05. Machine Gun 3:25
Track 06. Who Knows 3:43
Track 07. Fire 3:32
Track 08. Purple Haze 1:27
Track 09. All Along The Watchtower 6:28
Track 10. If Six Was Nine 4:07
Track 11. Hey Joe 5:39
Track 12. I Got The Feeling 6:35
Track 13. Licking Sting 3:12
Track 14. Living In America 1:43
Track 15. Super Bad 5:18
Track 16. Make It Funky 5:36
64 mins

Lineup:
Dee Alexander – vocals
Scott Hesse – electracoustic guitar, effects
Tomeka Reid – cello
Miguel de la Cerna – pianoforte
Julius Paul and Harrison Bankhead – bass
Yusuf Ernie Adams – drums and percussion

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VAN MORRISON – SAN FRANCISCO 1992

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 25 January 2015 at

VAN MORRISON
You’re Not A Rented Audience, Are You? [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA; April 21, 1992.

In 1991, Van Morrison released his 21st studio album, Hymns To The Silence.

Karen Schoemer, New York Times:

Like no other performer of the rock era, Morrison combines the transcendent and the mundane. He is the essence of contradiction: at once earthy and spiritual, sublime yet grounded, he can put God in the context of a pop song or sing about Coney Island as if it were the last stop before heaven. His appearance alone is an enigma: out of his short, pudgy frame comes a voice as soulful as a gospel falsetto… He would whisper then soar; occasionally he moved away from his microphone during an instrumental break, then rejoined on a line without stepping all the way back, so that his words were distant, removed. Sometimes he seemed to strum his guitar out of time with the music.

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Thanks to lancashire for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
Source: DAUD (second row of tables)
Recording: Audio Technica pin-point mics > Sony D3
Transfer : DAT > Cool Edit Pro > CD
SHN: CD > EAC (Plextor PX-W4824A, secure mode, correct read/write offsets) > WAV > mkwACT > SHN

Disc 1
Track 101. Professional Jealousy 2:26
Track 102. The Mystery 3:24
Track 103. Peace of Mind 4:40
Track 104. Haunts of Ancient Peace 5:13
Track 105. All Saints Day 2:29
Track 106. Allow Me/Mama Don’t Allow It 3:39
Track 107. So Complicated 3:33
Track 108. Sweet Thing 6:59
Track 109. My Lagan Love 2:37
Track 110. Star of the County Down 2:33
Track 111. Why Must I Always Explain? 3:08
Track 112. Vanlose Stairway/Trans-Euro Train 7:21
Track 113. Cleaning Windows/Be Bop A Lula 5:04
Track 114. It Fills You Up 4:12
Track 115. Help Me 8:06
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Sticks and Stones 2:38
Track 202. Crawlin’ King Snake/Lonely Avenue 8:38
Track 203. I’ll Go Crazy 3:13
Track 204. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, No. 1 4:03
Track 205. A Town Called Paradise 6:27
Track 206. Did Ye Get Healed 4:22
Track 207. It’s All In The Game/Give It A Rest Rant/Make It Real One More Time 8:14
Track 208. I’m Not Feeling It Anymore 6:16
Track 209. See Me Through/Soldier of Fortune/Chain Gang 10:58
55 mins

Lineup:
Van Morrison – vocals, guitar, harp, alto
Ronnie Johnson – guitar
Nicky Scott – bass
Dave Early – drums
Kate St John – tenor, soprano, baritone, penny whistle
Neil Drinkwater – keyboards
Teena Lyle – everything else

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HOW PROPAGANDA CONQUERS DEMOCRACY

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 25 January 2015 at

In recent decades, the US propaganda system has grown more and more sophisticated in the art of “perception management,” now enlisting not only government PR specialists but careerist journalists and aspiring bloggers to push deceptions on the public. By Nicolas JS Davies.

Do we live in a country where citizens are critically informed on the issues of the day by media that operate independently of the government? Or do our political leaders deliberately plant a false view of events and issues in the mind of the public that complicit media then broadcast and amplify to generate public consent for government policy?

This is a basic test of democracy for the citizens of any country. But the very nature of modern propaganda systems is that they masquerade as independent while functioning as the opposite, so the question is not as straightforward as it seems.

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JOHNNY THUNDERS – PARIS 1984

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 24 January 2015 at

JOHNNY THUNDERS
Paris 1984 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Gibus Club, Paris, France; September 27, 1984. Fairly to very good soundboard.

Johnny Thunders came to prominence in the ’70s as a member of the New York Dolls. Leaving the Dolls in 1975, the hard rock/punk guitarist formed The Heartbreakers; and in 1979, formed Gang War, which included MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer. Thunders died in April 1991 at the age of 38, apparently of drug-related causes though there is speculation that it was the result of foul play. The real cause is probably shrouded in mystery.

Thanks to darkcrystal for sharing the show at Dime.

darkcrystal noted: “This is a clear soundboard courtesy of Pierre my old friend. He had the original tape transfered on CDR by himself, I suppose with a Pioneer PDR04.”

Picture of Johnny Thunders with The Intouchables, Paris 1984, posted at johnnythunders.rocks – Thanks!

Track 01. Intro 1:47
Track 02. Talk About You (Instrumental) 4:00
Track 03. Personality Crisis 3:07
Track 04. banter 1:01
Track 05. Happy Birthday Christopher/Too Much Junkie Business 4:31
Track 06. I’m A Man/Hey Bo Diddley/I’m A Man/Hoochie Coochie Man 6:25
Track 07. Just Another Girl 5:28
Track 08. Sad Vacation 7:04
Track 09. Count Down Love 2:40
Track 10. Blues Jam: Lookin’ for Stray Cats/The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man/impro/Frères Jacques/impro/I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag 10:39
Track 11. I Wanna Be Loved 2:32
Track 12. Gloria 5:11
Track 13. Stepping Stone 4:34
Track 14. Born To Lose 3:57
Track 15. Carol/Johnny B Goode 3:25
Track 16. Chinese Rocks 2:40
Track 17. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory (snippet)/tuning 1:10
Track 18. In Cold Blood 2:21
Track 19. Pipeline 2:34
75 mins

Lineup:
Johnny Thunders – vocals, electric guitar
Neal X [Neal Whitmore] – electric guitar
Tony James [Anthony Eric James] – bass
Mark Laff [Mark Red Laffoley] – drums
Mickey Blow [Alain Durand-Bougere] – harmonica
Christopher Gierke – manager

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CULTURE – BOSTON 1981

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 24 January 2015 at

CULTURE
Boston 1981 [no label, 2CD]
Live in Boston, MA; January 1, 1981. Fairly good soundboard (slightly trebly).

The raw-edged lead vocals of Joseph Hill (who died in 2006), melodies like pop hymns and lyrics that meld current observations with biblical prophecies made Culture one of the most important Jamaican reggae bands of the late 1970s. Its first LP, ”Two Sevens Clash” from 1976, is a landmark reggae album that helped shape steadfast, mid-tempo ”rockers” reggae. – Jon Pareles, New York Times

Thanks to weezerdude for sharing the tracks at Dime.

weezerdude noted: “Beyond a classic reggae show for only dieheard reggae fans, this is a manditory show for all people with a slight interest in old school roots rockers reggae.”

Lineage:
CDR Trade (Jack Warner) > EAC > WAV > DMP > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. The International Herb 3:33
Track 102. banter 0:44
Track 103. Stop The Fussing And Fighting 5:38
Track 104. banter 0:51
Track 105. Natty Never Got Weary 8:20
Track 106. banter 2:31
Track 107. Tell Me Where You Get It 10:09
Track 108. banter 0:41
Track 109. Love Shine Bright 5:48
Track 110. banter 3:01
Track 111. This Train 4:51
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. No Vacancy 4:16
Track 202. banter 0:45
Track 203. Natty Dread Taking Over 3:23
Track 204. banter 0:33
Track 205. Calling Rasta Far I 5:04
Track 206. banter 3:33
Track 207. Two Sevens Clash 4:05
Track 208. banter 1:34
Track 209. I’m Not Ashamed 6:12
Track 210. banter 1:02
Track 211. Iron Sharpening Iron 9:19
40 mins

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DAVID MURRAY – NEW YORK 1997

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 23 January 2015 at

DAVID MURRAY OCTET
New York 1997 [no label, 2CD]
Live at The Knitting Factory, New York, NY; February 16, 1997. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to sbernstein (Scott Bernstein) for sharing the share at Dime.

Scott noted:

After a bit of joking around at the beginning of the [second] set, David Murray announces that he’s going to play “The Picasso Suite”, dedicated to his idol, Coleman Hawkins. This adventurous 45-minute suite ranges from flute/piano duet to full on saxophone honking, to all horns blowing full blast. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted from a jazz song and was an exciting roller coaster ride. So, in summary – I came for The Dead, but was lucky enough to get some Picasso, which far and away the absolute highlight of this night!

Picture of David Murray at The Knitting Factory by DJ Boutté, posted at jazzcontinuity.blogspot – Thanks!

Lineage:
Original recording: Scheops CMC54 hung from front of balcony > Sonosax SX-M2 > Tascam DA-P1
DAT playback: Sony R-500 > Sound Devices 722 digital input [@24/48]
Mastered: Soundforge Pro 11.0 – *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Volume normalization, clap scrubbing (hand scrubbed over 100 loud, nearby claps mostly from S1T7, S2T3). Sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than “Highest Quality” setting w/anti-alias filter. Then dithered to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, with high dither settings. Tracked in CDWav.

Disc 1 (Early Show)
Track 101. tuning 0:53
Track 102. Morning Song 13:08
Track 103. banter – band intros 2:07
Track 104. Shakill’s Warrior 14:34
Track 105. banter – dedication to Jerry Garcia 0:25
Track 106. China Doll 10:34
Track 107. Shakedown Street 14:02
Track 108. banter – no more Grateful Dead 0:34
Track 109. Ballad For The Black Man 12:14
Track 110. banter – thanks/band intros 0:55
70 mins

Disc 2 (Late Show)
Track 201. crowd/intro/tuning 1:51
Track 202. Picasso Suite – Introduction 3:40
Track 203. Picasso Suite – Catalonian Vonz 15:09
Track 204. Picasso Suite – La Vie – The Jazz Life 3:53
Track 205. Picasso Suite – Portrait Of Sax And Yac 4:16
Track 206. Picasso Suite – Airtime For Hawkins 4:56
Track 207. Picasso Suite – When Hawk Meets Pablo 10:46
Track 208. Picasso Suite – Reprise/Catalonian Vonz 3:56
Track 209. banter – band intros 1:20
Track 210. The Desegregation Of Our Children 15:16
Track 211. thanks 0:40
66 mins

Lineup:
David Murray – tenor sax
DD Jackson – piano
Gary Valente – trombone
Wilber Morris – bass
James Spaulding – flute/alto sax
James Zoller – trumpet
Winston Byrd – trumpet
Tani Tabbal – drums

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THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: PAUL McCARTNEY – BERKELEY 1990

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 23 January 2015 at

PAUL McCARTNEY
Deliverance Live [Live Line LL 2-25452, 2CD]
The Paul McCartney World Tour 1989-1990. Live at the University of California’s Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA; March 31, 1990 and soundcheck at the Sun Devil Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona; April 4, 1990. Very good soundboard.

The Paul McCartney World Tour (1989-1990) was McCartney’s first major tour outing in 10 years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in 13 years, since the 1976 Wings Over America Tour. It was also his first tour under his name. While the tour coincided with the release of his Flowers In The Dirt album, it was thematically more about his finally embracing his Beatles past, including for the first time, in any of his tours, a substantial number of Beatles songs in the set list. The tour also resulted in the Tripping The Live Fantastic live album; and featured in the 1991 film Get Back; and the TV documentary, From Rio To Liverpool. – wikipedia

This is not the complete March 31, 1990 Berkeley show – an audience-recorded complete show has circulated among fans – but this appears to come from a soundboard. It is probably the April 4, 1990 soundcheck at the Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix that would be more interesting for the fans. [Now, why does the Aeroplane Jam sounds like something from the Commodores circa Machine Gun? And couldn’t that jam (Track 208) come from a Santana set?]

Thanks to Philip Cohen for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

Disc 1 – Berkeley; March 31, 1990
Track 101. The Fool on the Hill 5:00
Track 102. Sgt Pepper 6:14
Track 103. Good Day Sunshine 3:19
Track 104. Can’t Buy Me Love 3:20
Track 105. Put It There 2:56
Track 106. Things We Said Today 4:57
Track 107. Eleanor Rigby 2:40
Track 108. This One 4:35
Track 109. My Brave Face 3:19
Track 110. Back in the USSR 3:21
Track 111. C Moon 3:50
Track 112. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying 5:53
Track 113. Hit the Road Jack 4:00
Track 114. All My Trails 4:40
58 mins

Disc 2 – Phoenix; April 4, 1990 (soundcheck)
Track 201. Blues Jam 11:02
Track 202. Aeroplane Jam 7:59
Track 203. Jam 6:58
Track 204. Matchbox 2:39
Track 205. C Moon 3:51
Track 206. Sally 0:37
Track 207. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying 1:44
Track 208. Jam 8:41
Track 209. Matchbox 3:06
Track 210. Just Because 3:34
51 mins

Lineup:
Paul McCartney – lead vocals, guitars (acoustic, electric and bass), keyboards
Linda McCartney – backing vocals, keyboards, percussion
Hamish Stuart – backing vocals, guitars (acoustic, electric and bass)
Robbie McIntosh – backing vocals, electric guitar
Paul “Wix” Wickens – backing vocals, keyboards
Chris Whitten – drums, percussion

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GRIN – VIETNAM WAR PROTEST RALLY, WASHINGTON 1971

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 22 January 2015 at

GRIN
Mayday Vietnam War Protest Rally 1971 [Zootype, 1CD]
Live at the Sylvan Theatre, Washington, DC; May 2, 1971. Audience (?) recording. Live at the Cole Student Activities Building (aka “Cole Field House”), University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; September or October 1971. Audience recording. Overall, the audio is very rough – some may even find this hard to listen – but as a piece of history, this cannot be beat.

Before Nils Lofgren became popularly known as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, he was with Neil Young – he played on After The Gold Rush and Tonight’s The Night; and was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse. Lofgren used the Neil Young album credits to land his band Grin a record deal in 1971. Apart from Lofgren, Grin was made up of bassist George Daly and drummer Bob Berberich.

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On May 3, 1971, one of the most disruptive actions of the Vietnam War era occurred in Washington, DC, when thousands of anti-war activists tried to shut down the Federal government in protest of the Vietnam War. The threat caused by the May Day Protests forced the Nixon Administration to create a virtual state of siege in the Nation’s Capital. Thousands of Federal and National Guard troops, along with local police, suppressed the disorder and, by the time it was over several days later, over 10,000 would be arrested. It would be the largest mass arrest in US history. – wikipedia

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Original notes:

This was a historic, and tumultuous event… Who knows what this crowd was experiencing, or hearing rumours of. Military troops were moving onto the grounds at the time. I think you can hear it in the band performance too. It appears to start mid-show… the taper probably hadn’t anticipated the time it would take to get through many thousands of protesters and roadblocks, to get to the outdoor Sylvan Theatre area. The band sounds tentative, but the closing performance smokes, if you can handle the sound quality. I think the band wanted to finish and get the hell out of there.

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Thanks to zootype for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Lineage:
Washington 1971: audience [?] recording, cassette [unknown gen.] (no Dolby) to PC via Soundforge with no EQ or volume alteration > FLAC
2015 reseed: audio files renamed and converted to two-channel mono to deal with multiple dropouts, single-channel tracks, etc.

Maryland 1971: Stereo audience tape (not a WOWI broadcast). Not wonderful sound… it has its annoying problems,
but boy is it interesting to hear Nils play on this one! Great stuff! Sound improves a little later on. Lotsa dead time trying to sort out monitors and re-tuning because the band can’t hear each other.

Vietnam War Protest Rally, Washington; May 2, 1971 (mono)
Track 01. Moon Tears 4:36
Track 02. Slippery Fingers 5:51
Track 03. Celebration 5:57
Track 04. End Unkind 6:55
Track 05. stage announcement 0:53

Maryland, September or October 1971 (stereo)
Track 06. announcer 0:38
Track 07. White Lies 5:24
Track 08. Like Rain (alternate intro lyrics) 5:22
Track 09. Moon Tears (very fast version) 5:09
Track 10. If I Were A Song 4:04
Track 11. Going Back 7:45
Track 12. Celebration (?) 5:01
Track 13. End Unkind 6:05
Track 14. announcer 0:19

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RICK DERRINGER – LOS ANGELES 1977

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at

RICK DERRINGER
Los Angeles 1977 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA; February 18, 1977 (also listed as February 8, 1977). Fairly to very good FM broadcast.

From the bubblegum hit, Hang On Sloopy, to performing with Edgar and Johnny Winter; Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan, as well as being a solo artiste, guitarist Rick Derringer has carved a wide swathe of rock for himself. And as if he couldn’t go more leftfield, there was Patti Smith providing the lyrics for Hold (on All American Boy, 1973).

While Rebel Rebel might be considered David Bowie’s most-covered track, here, Derringer gives the song a fresh, biting urgency that makes it stand out in the setlist.

Thanks to sunvenusmoon for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
CDR > EAC WAV > TLH FLAC 8

Track 01. Still Alive and Well 4:18
Track 02. Let Me In 2:52
Track 03. Teenage Love Affair 3:27
Track 04. Sittin’ By The Pool 4:37
Track 05. One Eyed Jack 4:53
Track 06. Sailor 4:55
Track 07. Beyond The Universe 7:10
Track 08. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo 8:43
Track 09. Roll With Me 4:30
Track 10. Rebel Rebel 4:50
Track 11. Keep On Makin’ Love 4:40
Track 12. Let’s Make It 4:45
60 mins

Lineup:
Rick Derringer – vocals, guitar
Danny Johnson – guitar, vocals
Kenny Aaronson – bass, background vocals
Vinny Appice – drums

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PIRATES FAIL TO PREVENT AMERICAN SNIPER’S BOX OFFICE RECORD

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at

Liar, liar, pants on fire. You see them in their corporate offices. In suits and ties. Dressed like gentlemen. But out from their mouths come statistics, charts and threats. Too bad the sniper shot dead their argument that piracy will eat their profits. It’s called sharing. By Ernesto of TorrentFreak.

American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper, grossed record numbers at the US box office the January 18, 2015 weekend. A surprising result, not least because a high quality leak was widely available prior to the premiere, resulting in millions of pirate downloads and streams. How can this be?

When a high quality screener of American Sniper leaked online days before the theatrical release the filmmakers probably feared the worst. After all, recent history has ‘shown’ that early leaks can have a devastating impact on box office revenues. The Expendables 3, for example, grossed a disappointing $16 million during the opening weekend.

Click here for the article.

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