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PROCOL HARUM – LONDON 2014

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 26 February 2015 at

PROCOL HARUM
London 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Dominion Theatre, London, UK; November 24, 2014. Very good FM radio (broadcast on November 29, 2014).

Thanks to MrUnhalf for sharing the show at Dime.

MrUnhalf noted:

Although pre-recorded the BBC still took an interval. During this time they broadcast an item about prog rock, centering largely on Procol Harum’s place in prog. The latter half included an interview with Rick Wakeman. Although there were no full tracks played in the piece there were numerous excerpts from studio albums. It therefore cannot be included here.

Thanks also to tempusfugit (Alex) for the artwork.

Lineage:
FM radio > R09 > soundforge (remove pre and post concert mterial, and interval music) > CD wav (track splits, create flac)

Disc 1
Track 101. Homburg 6:26
Track 102. Simple Sister 5:58
Track 103. Grand Hotel 7:25
Track 104. Fires Which Burnt Brightly 6:28
Track 105. Missing Person 4:42
Track 106. Something Magic 3:56
Track 107. Broken Barricades 3:49
Track 108. Sympathy for the Hard of Hearing 9:25
Track 109. A Salty Dog 5:35
Track 110. Interval/History Of Progressive Rock 13:30
68 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wall Street Blues 7:51
Track 202. Nothing But the Truth 4:01
Track 203. Into the Flood 6:15
Track 204. A Whiter Shade of Pale 8:23
Track 205. An Old English Dream 6:13
Track 206. The Blink of an Eye 5:12
Track 207. Grand Finale 6:09
Track 208. Conquistador 4:56
49 mins

Lineup:
Gary Brooker – piano, vocals
Matt Pegg – bass
Geoff Dunn – drums
Josh Phillips – keyboards
Dave Colquhoun – guitar

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LILI HAYDN – CHINATOWN, LA 2015

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 25 February 2015 at

LILI HAYDN
Los Angeles 2015 [no label, 1CD]
Chinese New Year Festival. Live at the Chinatown Central Plaza, Los Angeles, CA; February 21, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Today being the 7th day of the Year of the Sheep and it’s being “Everybody’s Birthday”, here’s a treat from Lili Haydn. (This show took place on the 3rd day of the Lunar New Year.) Lili Haydn was an honorary member of George Clinton’s band. He nicknamed her the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin.”

But Haydn got extremely sick from chemical poisoning in 2009; suffered brain damage and was also forced to get rid of almost all of her belongings. Despite the neurological damage that left her unable to write lyrics, Haydn retained her sense of melody. She credits music for restoring her health.

Programme notes:

Lili Haydn to headline Chinese New Year Festival’s Live Music Stage on Feb. 21; free day of music features Sun Drug, Decorator, Dutch Party, Jessica Fichot, Mount Saint, Hunny and Green Gerry. Lili Haydn, the singer/composer/rock violinist who made a strong comeback from health woes with last year’s album, Lililand, will headline the LA Weekly Live Music Stage at the Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb 21, in Chinatown.

Haydn will be joined by host of emerging LA artists on a day that will feature the 116th Annual Golden Dragon Parade, an afternoon affair that wends its way through Chinatown on Hill and Broadway streets. The celebration of the Year of the Ram also boasts cultural performances, artisans, a craft beer garden (opposite the music stage), culinary demonstrations, gourmet food trucks, vendors, vintage photo booths and family activities. It’s free and all-ages.

Thanks to taper markp; and to persic for sharing the show at Dime.

persic added: ” Lili had sound issues all night, I doubt there was one vocal or violin run of hers that she ever heard in the monitors.”

Thanks also to markp’s wife for the picture.

Lineage:
AT853 (card) > Naiant Tinybox > Sony PCM-M10

Track 01. MC Kevin Bronson Intro 1:02
Track 02. More Love (?) 6:52
Track 03. My My Cross The Line 7:41
Track 04. Sea Of Gold 7:18
Track 05. Kashmir 8:13
Track 06. Here Is The Rose 6:16
Track 07. I Am A Man 8:24
Track 08. Strawberry Street 8:52
Track 09. MC Kevin Bronson Outro 0:27
56 mins

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BOB MARLEY – SAN FRANCISCO 1975

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 25 February 2015 at

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
San Francisco 1975 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Boarding House, San Francisco, CA; July 7, 1975. Very good Pre-FM.

A must for all Bob Marley fans… and, if you don’t have a version of this show, this one’s it (especially the lossless flacs)!

Thanks to musigny23 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

musigny23 noted:

This has been here several times from versions in general circulation that were some distance from the source. For that reason there was no particular urgency for me to do an upload. But the other day a friend requested a new copy and that focused my attention on this for the first time in years. I realized I could share it in its original 48k, at the correct pitch, and with 15 seconds added at the beginning from a good FM source. Of course, by now thousands have DLed the prior versions and may or may not ever see this and they may also prefer it on CD, requiring resampling (probably worth also circulating). If that matters to you, stay tuned.

Artwork posted at bootlegtunzworld.blogspot – Thanks!

Lineage:
KSAN reel #354 1/2 track @ 7.5 ips
Revox A77 > Panasonic SV-250 DAT 48/16 (Maxell R120DM) September 1989
Panasonic 3800 > Weiss firewire I/O > OSX Peak 7 (editing, pitch, hum) > xACT

This is direct from the DAT made off the KSAN reel
Original 48k 16 bit
Pitch adjusted -28 cents
Hum reduced @ 60, 180 HZ
15.63 second patch track 1 start
Audible flaw (not diginoise) @ 01:30 of track 2
Slight flaw (tape dropout?) @ 01:25 of track 6

Patch info:
FM Recording & Editing by Jay Abrams (jra-sm)
Teac 4300 Reel to Reel 7″ – 3 3/4 IPS > MacBook Pro – Audacity > CDWav > xACT

Track 01. Trenchtown Rock 5:13
Track 02. Burnin’ And Lootin’ 5:31
Track 03. Midnight Ravers 5:48
Track 04. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 4:33
Track 05. Rebel Music 7:26
Track 06. No Woman, No Cry 7:11
Track 07. Kinky Reggae 6:30
Track 08. Stir It Up 5:41
Track 09. Lively Up Yourself 9:54
Track 10. Get Up, Stand Up 8:02
66 mins

Click here for the tracks.

U.S. PASSIONATELY PLEAS FOR ‘COMPROMISE’ IN THAILAND

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 25 February 2015 at

A Shinawatra apologist showed his hand early in February in the pages of US magazine Foreign Affairs. By Tony Cartalucci.

Corporate-funded think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, in their magazine Foreign Affairs, recently published an article titled, “Silencing the Shinawatras.” In it, author Matthew Wheeler encapsulates current US policy toward Thailand regarding the recent ousting by military coup of its proxy regime headed by Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra.

Wheeler claims:

At a time when the nation needs compromise, stability, and engagement across the political spectrum, Yingluck’s impeachment appears to many as a settling of scores, and its partisan implications make the prospect of progress look ever further off.

Wheeler argues throughout his piece that Thailand must compromise with the ousted Shinawatra regime or face further instability. He briefly touches on the unprecedented violence that resulted after the removal from power of Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006. He fails to mention the specifics of that violence, or the immense mass murder that took place while Shinawata was in power.

Click here for the article.

TOM WAITS – WEST HOLLYWOOD 1976

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at

TOM WAITS
West Hollywood 1976 [ JF Archive Series No. 1, 1CD]
Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA (9pm Show); June 19, 1976. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to JF who recorded the show; JEMS for the transfer; and to mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

JEMS loves to present vintage taper series and we’re pleased to inaugurate another one, this time from the archive of our new friend JF, who taped in and around Southern California in the ’70s and later resumed taping in Boston in the ’80s. He frequented smaller venues, like the Troubadour and the Roxy, leaving arenas to others and leaning more towards the folksier, jazzier and eclectic sides of rock…

We kick things off with a fine representation of JF’s work at the Troub, capturing a highly entertaining and previously uncirculated set by Tom Waits. It is an appealing, you-are-there sort of recording that seems to balance the music and the ambiance just right.

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Lineage:
Source: Panasonic or Sony portable cassette recorder with provided plug-in mic (mono)
Original 1970’s Transfer: JF master cassette > Toshiba Cassette Deck > Teac reel-to-reel (3-3/4 IPS)
JEMS 2014 Transfer: JF first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > iZotope RX4 > Peak 6.0 with iZotope Ozone 5 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Track 01. Intro 4:52
Track 02. Emotional Weather Report 4:34
Track 03. Eggs And Sausage 8:34
Track 04. Depot Depot 2:43
Track 05. Semi Suite 7:30
Track 06. New Coat Of Paint 2:22
Track 07. The Ghosts Of Saturday Night 5:56
Track 08. Jitterbug Boy 2:33
Track 09. Fumbling With The Blues 2:47
Track 10. San Diego Serenade 5:38
Track 11. Diamonds On My Windshield 8:31
Track 12. Cupid/Heart Of Saturday Night 11:35
Track 13. Fever 5:10
73 mins

Click here for the tracks.

STAGESTRUCK

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at

The intrigues, the jealousies, the power-plays, the affairs – a life in the theater, by way of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman (2014). If only they had dropped the digital effects, says Critic After Dark Noel Vera. Birdman won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the 2015 Oscars.

In an interview I did of the late Filipino filmmaker Mario O’Hara I asked what foreign films he’s seen, and he mentioned Citizen Kane.

“What did you think?”

“It’s so radio!”

He was right, of course. Welles introduced the radio sound to cinema: the aural effects that evoke atmosphere and spatial depth (hushed voices, reverberations), the musical and verbal transitions running into the next scene, accelerating narrative pace.

Had a similar reaction watching Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): after 10 minutes I wanted to stand up and yell “it’s so theater!”

Click here for the article.

BADFINGER – CAMBRIDGE, MA 1974

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 23 February 2015 at

BADFINGER
Cambridge 1974 [no label, 3CD]
Live at The Performance Center, Cambridge, MA; March 31, 1974. Fairly to very good mono audience recording.

Thanks to original uploader shopkin 527 (Steve Hopkins) ; and to Manimal for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Manimal noted:

While this is a mighty fine set on its own (two sets, actually!), I guess that at this point in rock history reconsideration it’s better known as “that time Badfinger ‘closed’ for Big Star’s still-officially-unreleased mighty bitchen March ’74 show in Cambridge”. Which is fine… The thing is this double Badfinger show deserves to be on the tracker again.

Posted at guitars101.com:

This is the last (along with the late show) live recordings of classic Badfinger known to exist. They would play one more gig the following Friday in Chicago but Pete Ham would never perform again in America, a country that embraced Badfinger more so than their native lands (Wales and Liverpool, England).

It’s also reported that a March 1974 concert at the Cleveland Agora was recorded on 16-track tape for a possible live album release, even though the performance was deemed unsatisfactory at the time.

Lineage:
Audience Mono FOB
Sony TC-55 with built in condenser mic and auto level control
Nakamichi MR-1 > Tascam DA-20 > Tascam CD-RW900
Master Cassette > DAT > CD > EAC > FLAC
Azimuth aligned; No noise reduction, processing or EQ
Recorded and transferred by Steve Hopkins

Disc 1
Track 101. [tuning & intro] [early show] 1:16
Track 102. Day After Day [early show] 3:25
Track 103. Constitution [early show] 5:24
Track 104. Baby Blue [early show] 4:18
Track 105. I Don’t Mind [early show] 3:45
Track 106. Perfection [early show] 6:31
Track 107. Timeless [early show] 9:39
Track 108. Love Is Easy [early show] 5:45
Track 109. Blind Owl [early show] 7:05
Track 110. Suitcase-jam [early show] 10:22
Track 111. I Can’t Take It [cut] [early show] 5:48
63 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Give It Up [early show] 6:14
Track 202. No Matter What [early show] 2:35
Track 203. Only You Know And I Know [early show] 9:18
Track 204. Interview, Part I 7:07
Track 205. Interview, Part II 7:39
Track 206. Interview, Part III 4:08
Between-sets interview with Mike Gibbins and Joey Molland by Doug Ehrlich
36 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. [tuning and talk] [late show] 1:21
Track 302. Day After Day [late show] 3:25
Track 303. Constitution [late show]     5:23
Track 304. Baby Blue [late show] 3:55
Track 305. I Don’t Mind [late show] 4:37
Track 306. Perfection [late show] 6:47
Track 307. Timeless [late show] 8:22
Track 308. Love Is Easy [late show] 5:36
Track 309. Blind Owl [late show] 6:40
Track 310. Suitcase-jam [late show] 8:17
Track 311. I Can’t Take It [late show] 8:16
Track 312. Give It Up [late show] 8:13
70 mins

Lineup:
Tom Evans – bass
Mike Gibbins – drums
Pete Ham – guitar, vocals
Joey Molland – guitar, vocals

Click here for the tracks.

THE GO-GO’s – NEW JERSEY 1981

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 22 February 2015 at

THE GO-GO’s
New Jersey 1981 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Emerald City Cherry Hill, NJ; August 31, 1981. Very good FM broadcast.

When it comes to girl groups in the late ’70s to early ’80s, there are The Go-Go’s on one side and, on the other, there are The Bangles. Both are ideal, if you like frothy sweet pop. The Go-Go’s also made history as the first and, to date only, all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts.

Thanks to the original uploader; and to uninvited94 for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Lineage:
FM > Master Cassette > CD Wave > WAV > FLAC

Track 01. Skidmarks On My Heart 3:15
Track 02. How Much More 2:55
Track 03. Tonite 3:53
Track 04. Fading Fast 3:16
Track 05. London Boys 2:34
Track 06. Cool Jerk 3:11
Track 07. Automatic 2:44
Track 08. Lust To Love 3:45
Track 09. Can’t Stop The World 3:02
Track 10. This Town 3:30
Track 11. Vacation 3:31
Track 12. You Can’t Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can’t Sleep) 2:54
Track 13. Our Lips are Sealed 3:11
Track 14. Let’s Have A Party 1:24
Track 15. We Got The Beat 4:19
Track 16. Surfing And Spying 1:38
Track 17. Beatnik Beach 2:39
52 mins

Click here for the tracks.

JAZZ ON SUNDAY: MILES DAVIS AND JOHN COLTRANE – UNISSUED CAFE BOHEMIA BROADCASTS 1953-56-58

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 22 February 2015 at

MILES DAVIS AND JOHN COLTRANE
The Unissued Cafe Bohemia Broadcasts 1953/56/58 [Domino Records, 1CD]
Live at the Café Bohemia, Greenwich Village, New York; 1956-57. Additional tracks from Washington 1953 and New York 1958. Very good radio broadcasts. Public Domain.

Jazz On Sunday is a new, though occasional, series looking at European jazz releases in the public domain (more than 50 years). To kick off, here are some Miles Davis recordings from 1953-58.

Thanks to DjangoTiger for sharing the tracks on the net.

Sleeve notes:

All Tracks Previously Unissued. This release presents, for the first time on any format, the only three known 1956-57 Café Bohemia broadcasts by the Miles Davis Quintet featuring John Coltrane on tenor sax, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Among the highlights are Miles’ only existing live versions of Girl in Calico, Stablemates and How Am I to Know? Shortly after the third of these broadcasts, Coltrane would leave Miles to be replaced by Sonny Rollins. He would return in 1958, when Bill Evans replaced Garland on piano, as showed by our fourth, May 17, 1958 broadcast. As a bonus, an amazing and also never before released tour de force by Miles on A Night in Tunisia taped in Washington in 1953, as well as an all-star 1958 jam session on What Is This Thing Called Love?

Track 01. Theme/Announcement 2:02
Track 02. Well You Needn’t 5:51
Track 03. It Never Entered My Mind 5:07
Track 04. A Gal in Calico 4:46
Track 05. Stablemates 3:51
Track 06. How Am I to Know? [Incomplete]/Closing Announcements 3:05
Track 07. The Theme 1:39
Track 08. Woody ‘n You 3:59
Track 09. Walkin’ 7:11
Track 10. All of You [Incomplete]/Announcement 2:27
Track 11. Announcement/Four 5:02
Track 12. Bye Bye Blackbird 6:49
Track 13. Walkin’ 6:26
Track 14. Closing Announcement/Two Bass Hit 1:08
Track 15. What Is This Thing Called Love? 12:04
Track 16. A Night in Tunisia 4:53
76 mins

Lineup:
[1-9]: Miles Davis – trumpet
John Coltrane – tenor sax
Red Garland – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

[10-14]: Same personnel except Bill Evans replaces Garland on piano.

All tracks recorded at Café Bohemia, Greenwich Village, New York.
1-3: September 15, 1956
4-6: September 29, 1956
7-9: April 13, 1957
10-14: May 17, 1958

[15-16] Bonus Tracks:
15: Miles Davis (tp), Nat Adderley (cnt), Cannonball Adderley (as), Bennie Green (tb),
Gerry Mulligan (bs), Red Garland (p), Barry Miles (d), Chris Nirobe, Candido Camero (perc). Art Ford Jazz Party TV Show, New York, November 1958.
16: Miles Davis (tp), Allen Eager (ts),Terry Swope (p), Unknown (b), Max Roach (d).
Howard Theatre, Washington DC, February 21, 1953.

Click here for the tracks.

THE BRIDGE THAT CINEMALAYA BUILT

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 22 February 2015 at

In 10 years, the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, in the Philippines, provided a broad base for new directing talents to be funded, produced and promoted. Many new names, from Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan, Francis Pasion, Hannah Espia to Arnel Mardoquio, made their mark here and went on to significant careers. Philip Cheah witnessed the festival’s beginning in 2005 and stuck around for their 10th anniversary retrospective in August 2014.

I keep having this recurring dream. I’m walking down the musty carpeted corridors of the antique Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) building when a door is opened for me, and I enter the lounge area behind the circle boxes, where an afternoon buffet is all laid out. Distinguished directors, actresses, film critics and lucky hanger-ons are digging into the tea spread languidly without a care for the grumbling masses outside.

Later, after the film is over, I enter the stream of crowded bodies cascading out from the exit doors. The crush of bodies doesn’t allow me to change course before I’m abruptly deposited outside the CCP…

Click here for the article.

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