Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 16 November 2014 at

Here we go again. More advertising agency gimmicks to stir a storm against perceived enemies. Repeat the mantra ‘what weapons of mass destruction? what weapons of mass destruction?’ Paul Craig Roberts gives a step-by-step explanation of the latest fake story that’s aimed to put you in a war-like mood.

RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, who died a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a decade after his first death from illness and disease.

This fake story together with the fake movie and the fake book by an alleged SEAL team member is the way the fake story of bin Laden’s murder is perpetrated. Bin Laden’s alleged demise at the hands of a SEAL team was a propaganda orchestration, the purpose of which was to give Obama a hero’s laurels and deep six Democratic talk of challenging his nomination for a second term.

Click here for the article.

BOB DYLAN – SANTA MONICA 1979 (Mike Millard Master Vol 5)

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 15 November 2014 at

Santa Monica 1979
The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Vol Five [Mike Millard first gen via JEMS, 2CD]
Live at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA; November 18, 1979. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Thanks to Mike Millard for the recording; JEMS for the efforts; and to mjk5510 for sharing this at Dime.

Original notes:

JEMS is pleased to release the fifth in a series of recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin in and around LA circa 1975-77.

Installment No. 5 jumps ahead 17 months but a world apart, as Dylan has converted to Christianity and taken to the road with a set of all new gospel-tinged material, completely ignoring his musical past in deference to his enlightened present.

Thanks again to WG for finding the tapes and to SG for providing JEMS with another fascinating chapter of taping history. Also, JEMS continues to depend on mjk5510 for his skilled assistance in getting these recordings into your hands. He is a vital part of the process at this point.

Here’s to the late, great Mike the MICrophone and to finding more lost tapes.


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Recording Info: AKG-451E microphones > Uher CR-240 cassette recorder
JEMS 2014 Transfer: first-generation reel copy (3-3/4 IPS) made by Mike Millard for SG > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96) capture > pitch correction > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (volume smoothing / edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Regina Havis Monologue 2:26
Track 102. I’ve Got My Ticket Lord 1:24
Track 103. It’s Gonna Rain 3:28
Track 104. Do Lord Remember Me 3:54
Track 105. Look Up And Live By Faith 2:54
Track 106. Hold My Hand Oh Lord 4:31
Track 107. Oh Freedom 5:16
Bob Dylan and his band
Track 108. This Train 4:03
Track 109. Gotta Serve Somebody 6:43
Track 110. I Believe In You 4:52
Track 111. When You Gonna Wake Up 5:55
Track 112. When He Returns 5:09
Track 113. Man Gave Names To All The Animals 5:31
Track 114. Precious Angel 5:47
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Slow Train 7:09
Track 202. Covenant Woman 5:49
Track 203. What Are You Doing With Your Heart 3:31
Track 204. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking 4:57
Track 205. Do Right To Me Baby 4:32
Track 206. Solid Rock 4:50
Track 207. Saving Grace 4:44
Track 208. Saved 5:15
Track 209. What Can I Do For You 5:49
Track 210. In The Garden 8:20
Track 211. Band Introduction 1:35
Track 212. Blessed Be The Name 3:53
Track 213. Pressing On 6:55
68 mins

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BILLY JOEL – DEMOS 1977-1978

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 15 November 2014 at

Billy The Demo [Gamberetto, 1CD]
The Stranger and 52nd Street studio sessions 1977-1978.

From wikipedia:

Columbia Records introduced Joel to Phil Ramone, who would produce all of Joel’s studio albums from The Stranger (1977) to The Bridge (1986). The Stranger was an enormous commercial success, yielding four Top-25 hits on the Billboard charts: “Just the Way You Are” (#3), “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” (#17), “Only the Good Die Young” (#24), and “She’s Always a Woman” (#17). Joel’s first Top Ten album, The Stranger, was certified multi-platinum and reached number two on the charts, outselling Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Columbia’s previous best-selling album.

Expectations were high for Joel’s next album, 52nd Street, which he released in 1978, naming it after Manhattan’s famous 52nd Street, which, at the time of its release, served as the world headquarters of CBS/Columbia. The album sold over seven million copies, propelled to No. 1 on the charts by the following hits: “My Life”(#3), recorded in the disco genre; “Big Shot” (#14), and “Honesty” (#24).

Thanks to wonderboy for sharing the tracks at Dime.

bootleg > EAC > FLAC

Track 01. Movin’ Out (studio demo) 2:18
Track 02. The Stranger (home demo) 3:29
Track 03. Just the way you are (studio demo) 1:53
04. Only The Good Die Young * Omitted
Track 05. She’s Always a Woman (piano version) 1:56
Track 06. Get it Right the First Time (studio demo) 3:35
Track 07. Big Shot (studio demo) 3:14
Track 08. Honesty (studio demo) 3:37
Track 09. Honesty (orchestra version demo) 3:43
Track 10. Zanzibar (alternate version) 2:37
Track 11. Stiletto (alternate version) 3:23
Track 12. Rosalinda’s Eyes (studio demo) 3:53
Track 13. Rosalinda’s Eyes (studio demo) 4:42
Track 14. Half a Mile Away (studio demo) 4:30
Track 15. Until the Night (studio demo) 7:12
Track 16. Close to the Borderline (studio demo) 1:28
Track 17. Close to the Borderline (studio demo) 3:50
Track 18. Through the Long Night (studio demo) 3:13
59 mins

* Available on the My Lives box set.

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 14 November 2014 at

Invite Archie Shepp
Austria 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the 35th International Jazzfestival, Saalfelden, Austria; August 31, 2014. Excellent stereo webcast.

When Archie Shepp performed at the Pan-African Festival in Algiers in 1969, he wanted to bring free jazz back to its roots. In that endeavor, he sought out collaborations with African musicians, not least to assure himself that he was on the right path. While reflecting on these roots and critically analyzing North African, Iberian, and Middle Eastern musical traditions, the Joachim Kuhn Trio joins Shepp in his endeavor. The ensemble’s explorations lead listeners back to a magic source from which all empathic music flows.

Thanks to unclewolfi for sharing the show at Dime.

dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium s2-6400 twin hd > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 layer 2/256 kbps) [radio station – oe1]

Track 01. Transmitting – Part A 12:13
Track 02. Transmitting – Part B 6:56
Track 03. Voodoo Sense 10:41
Track 04. L’eternal Voyage 12:12
Track 05. Announcement – Joachim Kuhn 1:36
Track 06. Nina 6:55
Track 07. Announcement – Joachim Kuhn 0:34
Track 08. Kulu Se Mama 17:00
Track 09. Announcement – Archie Shepp 0:20
Track 10. Driving Miss Daisy 5:38
74 mins

The track, Transmitting, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Archie Shepp – tenor saxophone
Joachim Kuhn – piano
Majid Bekkas – guembri, vocals, kalimba, balafon
Ramon Lopez – drums, percussion

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 14 November 2014 at

The Netherlands 2014 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Pinkpop, Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands; June 9, 2014. Very good audio ripped from HD TV broadcast.

Mastodon is an American metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and is composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarist Brent Hinds, guitarist Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor. Three out of the four members participate in vocals, creating a unique blend of singing styles and voices. – wikipedia

Meet Mastodon – “the sad but true fate of pop-metal”?

Thanks to LexxoR for sharing the show on the net.

Black Tongue [not broadcast]
Track 01. Divinations 3:31
Track 02. Crystal Skull 3:36
Track 03. Naked Burn [faulty sound around 2:19 inherent in the source] 3:43
Track 04. Megalodon 5:20
Track 05. Oblivion 5:47
Track 06. Blasteroid 2:49
Track 07. Chimes At Midnight * 5:25
Track 08. High Road * 4:38
Track 09. Bedazzled Fingernails 3:06
Track 10. Aqua Dementia 3:51
Track 11. The Sparrow 6:24
49 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 13 November 2014 at

Spain 2014 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Loco Club, Valencia, Spain; September 9, 2014. Very good soundboard.

Singer-songwriter Graham Parker, with his blue-collar image, became a force in the British music scene in the ’70s with his group, The Rumour, with albums such as Squeezing Out The Sparks (1979) and The Up Escalator (1980). By 1981, The Rumour broke up but in 2011, Parker reunited with all five original members of The Rumour – Bob Andrews (keyboards), Brinsley Schwarz (guitar), Martin Belmont (guitar), Andrew Bodnar (bass) and Stephen Golding (drums) – to record Three Chords Good.

Parker and Schwarz continue their partnership in this 2014 Spanish show. As the Evening News wrote when Parker played in Manchester in June 2014: “These days Parker, 63, looks more like a gangster who might have an empire running club doors than the ball of fury he was when setting out as Britain’s answer to Bruce Springsteen. But his voice retains its gravel, grit, anger, and soaring soul and his back catalogue is brimming with great songs.”

Thanks to Angelo for sharing and for the artwork; and thanks to Simmdale for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Disc 1
Track 101. Watch The Moon Come Down 5:15
Track 102. That’s What They All Say 4:19
Track 103. Stop Cryin’ About The Rain 4:59
Track 104. Between You And Me 2:45
Track 105. Silly Thing 3:30
Track 106. Flying Into London (new song) 5:06
Track 107. Under The Mask Of Happiness 5:13
Track 108. Blue Highways 4:44
Track 109. You Can’t Take Love For Granted 5:41
Track 110. England’s Latest Clown 5:33
47 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Snake Oil Capitol Of The World 4:54
Track 202. Black Lincoln Continental 3:27
Track 203. Love Gets You Twisted 3:45
Track 204. White Honey 4:07
Track 205. Stick To Me 3:23
Track 206. Passion Is No Ordinary Word 5:18
Track 207. Hold Back The Night 6:13
Track 208. That Moon Was Low 2:50
Track 209. Not If It Pleases Me 3:51
Track 210. Hey Lord Don’t Ask Me Questions 7:03
45 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at

1968 AD [Whoopy Cat WKP 0001, 1CD]
Electric Ladyland alternate takes and mixes.

These are mainly Electric Ladyland alternate takes and mixes, except Tracks 13-16, which are Miami Pop Festival 1968 recordings which have now been released officially. - Philip Cohen

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.

Track 01. Rainy Day Shuffle 10:52
Record Plant, New York, NY; June 10, 1968
Track 02. Gypsy Eyes (take 1) 1:44
Track 03. Gypsy Eyes (take 2) 2:30
Record Plant, New York, NY; April 22, 1968
Track 04. Gypsy Eyes 4:19
Record Plant, New York, NY; May 1, 1968
Track 05. Come On (Part 1) (take 1) 1:03
Track 06. Come On (Part 1) (take 2) 3:21
Record Plant, New York, NY; August 27, 1968
Track 07. Three Little Bears 5:05
Record Plant, New York, NY; May 2, 1968
Track 08. Tax Free 5:01
Olympic Studios, London, UK; January 26, 1968
Track 09. Ezy Rider 5:19
(instrumental jam, unknown date)
Track 10. House Burning Down (take 1) 4:36
Track 11. House Burning Down (take 2) 4:47
Record Plant, New York, NY; May 1, 1968
Track 12. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp 3:43
Mayfair Studios, New York, NY; July 6, 1967
13. Foxy Lady – Omitted *
14. Fire – Omitted *
15. Hear My Train A Comin’ – Omitted *
16. Purple Haze – Omitted *
Miami Pop Festival, Gulf Stream Racetrack, Hallandale, FL; May 18, 1968 (second show)
53 mins

* Officially released.

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at

Reviewing Charles R Cross’s mesmerizing biography of Jimi Hendrix, Room Full Of Mirrors (2005), artist, poet and writer Kim Nicolini draws many parallels from the book with her life and finds that self-reinvention and running away doesn’t work and that the past and the present are inextricably connected.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a bookstore with my 15-year-old daughter. We were browsing the music section. She pulled a book off the shelf and said, “Look, Mom, a book on Jimi Hendrix. You should read this.” The book was Charles R Cross’s thoroughly researched biography Room Full Of Mirrors (2005). I got home that night, picked up the book and could not put it down. I read it straight through over the course of the next few days, completely mesmerized and also heartbroken by the man I was discovering behind the electric guitar and the velvet suits.

The material in Cross’s book comes from over 325 interviews over four years. The interviews include family members, groupies, musicians, industry people, friends, band mates, and others. It is a comprehensive compilation of material that unearths the real human being who existed under the legend of Jimi Hendrix.

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 11 November 2014 at

New York 1937 [no label, 1CD]
Manhattan Room, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY; August 24 and August 31, 1937. Very good (especially for its time) Camel Caravan CBS radio broadcast.

Benny Goodman (1909-1986), “The King of Swing”, was the clarinetist composer responsible for multiple hit singles as a band leader before World War II. In 1935, Goodman went on the road with his orchestra, which at the time included trumpeters Ziggy Elman and Harry James, pianists Jess Stacey and Teddy Wilson, and drummer Gene Krupa among others. (Lionel Hampton was added later.) One date on the tour made history: August 21, 1935. That night, the orchestra wowed the audience at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles—an event that many cite as the beginning of the swing era. Goodman also helped break down the color barrier in music at the time by having one of the first integrated bands. Making music history again, Goodman’s orchestra was one of the first to perform jazz at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall in 1938. Other legendary acts on the same bill included Count Basie and Duke Ellington and their bands. –

Thanks to JerryRocks for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

CBS Broadcast > ? > 24bit-96kHz Remastering Processed and Pitch Fixed > 16bit-48kHz wav > FLAC > TLH > WAV > R8brain > 16bit-44kHz wav > TLH > FLAC

August 24, 1937
Track 01. Let’s Dance 1:18
Track 02. Sometimes I’m Happy 3:35
Track 03. Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day 3:17
Track 04. My Cabin of Dreams [trio] 2:29
Track 05. Bye Bye Pretty Baby [vo – Meyer Alexander Chorus] 2:57
Track 06. Stompin’ At The Savoy [quartet] 3:37
Track 07. Swing High, Swing Low [vo – Pat O’Malley and Meyer Alexander Chorus] 4:28
Track 08. A Sailboat In The Moonlight [vo – Martha Tilton] 2:44
Track 09. Roll ‘Em 3:54
Track 10. Goodbye 1:18
30 mins

Benny Goodman – cl (except track no. 5,7)
Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin – tp
Red Ballard, Murray McEachen – tb
Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig – as
Art Rollini, Vido Musso – ts
Jess Stacy – p
Allan Reuss – g
Harry Goodman – b
Gene Krupa – drs

August 31, 1937
Track 11. Let’s Dance 1:15
Track 12. Camel Hop 2:27
Track 13. La Cucaracha 2:05
Track 14. Whispers in the Dark [trio] 3:12
Track 15. Whispers in the Dark [trio] (2) 3:12
Track 16. The Blue Danube [vo – Meyer Alexander Chorus] 2:51
Track 17. Vibraphone Blues [quartet, vo and vib – Lionel Hampton] 3:59
Track 18. Vibraphone Blues [quartet, vo – Lionel Hampton] 3:59
Track 19. Swing Song [vo – Pat O’Malley and Meyer Alexander Chorus] 2:57
Track 20. The Dixieland Band [vo – Martha Tilton] 3:19
Track 21. House Hop 2:12
Track 22. Goodbye 1:13
33 mins

Benny Goodman – cl (except track no. 15,17)
Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin – tp
Red Ballard, Murray McEachen – tb
Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig – as
Art Rollini, Vido Musso – ts
Jess Stacy – p
Allan Reuss – g
Harry Goodman – b
Gene Krupa – drs
Lionel Hampton – vib, vo (on track 14 only)
Pat O’Malley – vo (on track 17 only)
Martha Tilton (on track 18 only)
Meyer Alexander Chorus (on tracks 15, 17)

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 11 November 2014 at

Zodiac might arguably be David Fincher’s masterpiece but with the enigmatic Rosamund Pike and an anxiety-ridden Ben Affleck, Gone Girl (2014) is one hell of an entertainingly seductive movie, says Critic After Dark Noel Vera.

David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the kind of film that (once the theater lights go up) makes you want to take your wife into your arms and say: “I love you, I want to take care of you, I will never leave you. I promise.”

The first half I’d call the more resonant: Amy and Nick’s marriage disintegrating under the double blows of the internet revolution (where print media and its writers and critics (particularly in film) either moved online or are laid off en masse) and the ’08 recession. Flynn had lived through those times, and the despair captured in her pages feels real – may be one of the better portraits of the period in recent pop fiction.

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