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BILLY PAUL R.I.P. 1934-2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 25 April 2016 at


American soul singer Billy Paul has died on April 24, 2016 at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey from pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Billy Paul was best known for his 1972 hit Me and Mrs Jones, which won a Grammy award and reached No. 1 in the US. Paul, who was born as Paul Williams in Philadelphia, helped shape the course of modern R&B music. In his youth, he performed alongside soul legends including Charlie Parker and Nina Simone. His biggest hit, Me and Mrs Jones, about an extra-marital affair, has been covered by artists including Michael Buble and Hall & Oates. In 2003, Paul won a US$500,000 (then £250,534) lawsuit for royalties owed for it from 1994 to 2002 by Assorted Music. The company said it was an accounting issue and not a case of trying to cheat anyone out of money. – BBC

SANTANA – UNCASVILLE 2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 25 April 2016 at

SANTANA
Uncasville 2016 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Arena, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT; April 15, 2016. Fairly to very good audience recording.

On April 15, 2016, Santana released the group’s 23rd studio album, Santana IV. To long-time fans, the album was recorded by almost the entire Woodstock-era classic lineup. It reunites the early 1970s  lineup of Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve and marks the first time in 45 years – since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that the quintet has recorded together.

Thanks to ringfedder1 who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

ringfedder1 noted:

Wow, what an experience. I was thrilled to find out that the members of Santana’s original band were going to be at this show. I was particularly interested in see Michael Shrieve on drums. His Woodstock (movie) performance on Soul Sacrifice is forever etched in my memory. Perhaps another reason I like drumming so much. Shrieve and Carabello were spectacular together. The new album, Santana IV, which features these original members, has some solid tracks. I like the jams in Caminando and Fillmore East. I great show all around.

Lineage:
Sennheiser ME-104’s > Tascam DR-07 (16/44.1, 40hz bass rolloff) > USB > PC > GoldWave v5.56 > CDWaveEditor v1.96 (track split) > TLH> Flac (6)

Disc 1
Track 101. Woodstock Intro/Soul Sacrifice 8:34
Track 102. Jingo 5:28
Track 103. Evil Ways 4:48
Track 104. Neil Schon intro/Batuka 4:19
Track 105. No One to Depend On/Taboo 6:26
Track 106. Shake It 5:05
Track 107. Caminando 6:41
Track 108. Anywhere You Want To Go 5:28
Track 109. New York City 3:58
Track 110. Fillmore East 5:39
57 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen 6:20
Track 202. Oye Como Va 5:07
Track 203. Happy Birthday Stubby/You’re Still A Young Man 1:55
Track 204. Maria Maria 4:55
Track 205. Corazon Espinado 12:30
Track 206. Smooth 5:37
Track 207. Toussaint L’Overture 11:45
49 mins

Lineup:
Tracks 101 to 202
Carlos Santana – guitar, vocals
Benny Rietveld – bass
Gregg Rollie (+207) – keyboards, vocals
Michael Carabello – percussion
Michael Shrieve – drums
Karl Perazzo – percussion, vocals
Neil Schon (204-202) – guitar, vocals

Tracks 203 to 207
Charlos Santana – guitar, vocal
Benny Rietveld – bass
Jeff Cressman – trombone
Bill Ortiz – trumpet
Tommy Anthony – guitar, vocal
Paoli Mejías – percussion
Karl Perazzo – percussion
David Mathews – keyboards
Ray Greene – vocals
Andy Vargas – vocals
Cindy Blackman Santana – drums

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ERIC CLAPTON – BUDOKAN APRIL 18, 2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 24 April 2016 at

ERIC CLAPTON
I Will Be There
Tokyo 2016 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan; April 18, 2016. Very good audience recording.

whereseric.com:

The fourth concert of Eric Clapton’s Tokyo residency was “typical Clapton”, with EC taking the audience on a musical journey. It’s not a nostalgia-driven show filled with “hear them everyday on the radio” hits. Despite being a septuagenerian, Eric is still experimenting with music while stamping each song with the guitar solos that made him famous. The set list for this run of shows is heavy on blues, with a handful of songs from his upcoming album, I Still Do, along with a deep cut – “Circus Left Town” – and a reggae-style re-fashioning of the radio and wedding staple, “Wonderful Tonight”. “Key To The Highway” and “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” continue to evolve in the live arena and are far different than the versions recorded in 1970 with The Dominos or first performed in pubs on acoustic as a teenager. The only nod to Cream on this outing is “Crossroads.”

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Thanks to japrainbow who recorded the show (using his own homemade microphone); and for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
Homemade microphone > Sony PCM-M10 (micro SD) 48KHz/24bit > 44.1KHz/16bit WAV > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Somebodys Knockin’ * 7:28
Track 102. Key To The Highway 4:43
Track 103. Hoochie Coochie Man 6:43
Track 104. Next Time You See Me 3:37
Track 105. I Shot The Sheriff 8:51
Track 106. Circus Left Town 4:04
Track 107. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out 3:58
Track 108. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine * 4:05
Track 109. I Will Be There * 4:38
Track 110. Gypress Grove * 5:18
Track 111. Sunshine State 5:09
59 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Gin House 6:18
Track 202. Wonderful Tonigh 4:13
Track 203. Crossroads 6:20
Track 204. Little Queen Of Spades 9:29
Track 205. Cocaine 6:38
Track 206. High Time We Went 6:20
40 mins

* Tracks from I Still Do (May 20, 2016)

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: FRED FRITH – SWITZERLAND 2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 24 April 2016 at

FRED FRITH AND TRIO LOST FREQUENCY
Switzerland 2016 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Teatro Sociale, Bellinzona, Switzerland; April 16, 2016. Very good radio broadcast.

Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist best known for the reinvention of the electric guitar that began with Guitar Solos in 1974. Fred enthusiastically records and performs all over the place with icons of contemporary music, younger players you may never have heard of, and everyone in between.

Thanks to Lewojazz; and to TomP (tom_phillips) for sharing the show at Dime.

Also, another word of thanks to Lewojazz for the artwork.

Lineage:
Rete 2 256/48k TS-file > i-Sound (44.1k wav)
Edit details (Nero 8 unless indicated):
Removed as much announcer as possible, whilst still retaining continuity
Volume increase +7dB
Reduced announcer volume -4dB
Cross-mixed channels 99:1 ratio
Flac 6

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Track 01. Improv 1 – Part A 12:19
Track 02. Improv 1 – Part B 14:08
Track 03. Improv 1 – Part C 11:48
Track 04. Improv 2 – Part A 8:29
Track 05. Improv 2 – Part B 12:35
Track 06. Improv 3 8:00
68 mins

Lineup:
Fred Frith – guitar
Mina Fred – viola, voice
Benjamin Brodbeck – percussion
Giancarlo Nicolai – laudes (Mediterranean guitar-like acoustic instrument) and sound objects

Click here for the tracks.

‘STREAMING MODEL COULD IGNITE NEW PIRACY WAR’

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 24 April 2016 at

As streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify gain even greater traction, so does the centralization of online content that consumers no longer own. According to Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde this business model holds subscribers to ransom, with the threat of content being suddenly taken away now a constant threat. By Andy of TorrentFreak.

After signing up to Spotify several years ago one of my first tasks was to begin hand-crafting playlists of the thousands of 1980s and 1990s dance tracks I had previously bought on vinyl.

Once lovingly stacked and indexed in a spare room, these much-loved relics of a bygone era are now gathering dust in the attic, probably never to be played again. Or at least that’s what I thought.

Click here for the article.

LONNIE MACK R.I.P. 1941-2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 23 April 2016 at

Guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes – and a major influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan – died on April 21 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee. He was 74. His early instrumental recordings – including “Wham!” and “Memphis” – influenced many of rock’s greatest players, including Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards and Jimmy Page. Guitar World said, “Mack attacked the strings with fast, aggressive single-string phrasing and a seamless rhythm style that significantly raised the guitar virtuoso bar and foreshadowed the arena-sized tones of guitar heroes to come.” Although the term “blues rock” had not yet come into common usage in 1963, “Memphis” and “Wham!” are now widely regarded as the earliest genuine hit recordings of the virtuoso blues-rock guitar genre.

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LONNIE MACK
Boulder 1989 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO; August 24, 1989. Fairly good audience recording.

Thanks to phil_er_up for sharing the show at Dime.

phil_er_up noted:

This is what I remember. We were seated at a table and they were full bodied mics with the back end of mics on the table and used two ashtrays to elevate front of the mics to point toward the stage. Mics basically were pointed at each stack. With Metal tape the high end really comes through and you can hear Lonnie’s voice well and his guitar though the cymbals are loud too. Side A of the tape is smoking and, unfortunately, it cuts on Cincinnati Jail. Not much crowd noise. Crowd is way into the show though. Glad I left in all of Lonnie’s banter between songs so we can hear his voice.

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Picture posted at guitarworld.com.

Lineage:
Allen Mics > Sony D6 > Master cassette Maxell MX90
Table in back of dance floor
Nak
> MC (Maxell MX90) > RME DIGI
Interface
> Samplitude 6.0 >
Flac 8

Disc 1
Track 101. tuning 3:56
Track 102. Satisfy Susy 5:13
Track 103. You’ve Got To Stop Hurting Me 9:21
Track 104. Rockin’ Pneumonia 3:14
Track 105. Further Down The Road 7:33
Track 106. Memphis Tennesse 4:18
Track 107. Double Whammy 4:54
Track 108. Drum solo 2:49
Track 109. Drums/Guitar solo 0:19
Track 110. Cincinnati Jail 6:15
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Count Western Silly Goat ? 11:33
Track 202. Things I Used To Do 10:52
Track 203. Piano solo 2:22
Track 204. Instrumental Jam 4:54
Track 205. Oh Baby You Don’t Have To Go 10:23
41 mins

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THE BOOGER BAND WITH DUANE ALLMAN 1971

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THE BOOGER BAND WITH DUANE ALLMAN
Plus Atlanta Studio Jam 1970-71 [no label, 1CD]
With Duane Allman – Unknown location; early 1971. Very good audience (some static?). Bonus: Booger Band, Atlanta studio outtakes 1970-1971. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to traink for sharing the Duane Allman track at Dime.

Thanks also to the taper; and to kneesfudd for sharing the 1970-71 studio outtakes at Dime.

Dime reader edelwolf posted the following note:

Heavy Psychedelic fuzzy organ/drums driven Duo, like Lee Michaels… way before it was called jam band. Local groups got in the act as well with Booger Band being one of those groups that people would make sure not to miss. Keyboardist Will Boware (sp?) was formally with “The Souljers” and he was not unlike Stevie Winwood in the respect that he was a child phenom. He sang, wrote and played an amazing Hammond B3 and keyboard bass. The drummer, Joel Maloney (R.I.P.) was an amazing young drummer and the guitarist, Ted Trombetta was equally incredible on guitar.

With Duane Allman; early 1971
Track 01. Jam 5:30
Unfortunately, track ends at the five-minute mark and there is a dead space of about 30 seconds.

Will Boulware – electric piano
Joel Maloney – drums
Duane Allman – guitar
? – guitar (there is some guitar pickin’ going on behind Duane)

Studio Outtakes 1970-71
Track 02. Untitled (instrumental) 4:42
Track 03. Feel A Pain 10:47
Track 04. Untitled (instrumental) 1:12
Track 05. Untitled (instrumental) 3:54
Track 06. Are You Leavin’ (?) 2:22
Track 07. Untitled (instrumental) 1:28
Track 08. Untitled (instrumental) 1:45
Track 09. Someone Help Me 4:05
Track 10. Untitled 9:43
40 mins

Will Boulware – keyboards – Hammond B3, electric piano, vocals
Ted Trombetta – electric guitars
Joel Maloney – drums, vocals
? – electric bass

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PRINCE – CRUCIAL (WITH MILES DAVIS)

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 22 April 2016 at

PRINCE
Crucial – Prince With Miles Davis [Beech Martin BM061, 1CD]
Studio outtakes. Very good soundboard. Slight hiss.

The release is titled “Crucial” & “Prince With Miles Davis” but it’s misleading: they never worked together in a studio – ‘Crucial’ is a Prince solo and ‘Can I Play With U?’ was sent on tape to Miles Davis (in both instrumental and vocal versions) and he added trumpet to the track. – discogs.com

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Track 01. Paris [Listed as Crucial Love] 1:25
02. Power Fantastic [Listed as Fantastic] – omitted *
Track 03. Crucial [Normal Version; different from released version] 7:18
04. Last Heart [Listed as Break My Heart] – omitted *
Track 05. Sexual Suicide 3:34
Track 06. Girl O’ My Dreams [Listed as Girl In My Dreams] 1:24
Track 07. Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got [Listed as Can’t Stop; different from released version] 2:06
Track 08. We Can Funk [Prince and George Clinton; different from released version] 5:29
Track 09. In A Large Room With No Light [Listed as Welcome 2 The Rat Race] 3:21
Track 10. Witness 4 The Prosecution [Listed as Witness] 3:54
Track 11. Can I Play With You? [Listed as Red Riding Hood] 3:46
Track 12. Crucial [Extended Version; different from released version] 7:26
13. Amandla [Listed as The H Man] – omitted *
40 mins

* Official release.

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PRINCE R.I.P. 1958-2016

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 22 April 2016 at

Prince, the songwriter, singer, producer, one-man studio band and consummate showman, died on April 21, 2016 at his residence, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minn, according to a statement from his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure. He was 57. No cause of death has been given. In a statement, the Carver County sheriff, Jim Olson, said that deputies responded to an emergency call at 9:43 am: “When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 am.” The sheriff’s office said it would continue to investigate his death.

Last week, responding to news reports that Prince’s plane had made an emergency landing because of a health scare, Ms. Noel-Schure said Prince was “fighting the flu.” Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, was a man bursting with music – a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on guitars, keyboards and drums and a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop, even as his music defied genres. In a career that lasted from the late 1970s until an arena tour this year, he was acclaimed as a sex symbol, a musical prodigy and an artist who shaped his career his way, often battling with accepted music-business practices. Prince’s Top 10 hits included “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”; albums like “Dirty Mind,” “1999” and “Sign O’ the Times” were full-length statements. “Purple Rain” (1984) also won him an Academy Award. – The New York Times

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PRINCE
Small Club [Moonraker 095/96, 2CD]
Live at the Het Paard Van Troje, The Hague, Holland; August 18, 1988. Excellent soundboard. Said to be recorded with a mobile recording truck direct to 2-inch tape.

100greatestbootlegs.blogspot:

This is the bootleg that sets the bar. When this began to appear at record shows, first released on vinyl in 1988 (CD, 1991) it became the talk of the Prince fanatic community. The sound quality is better than most official live releases. The set list is slick with long improvised jams, some blues/jazz covers, and a couple of his classics. Standout tracks are the opening jam, People Without, the cover of Just My Imagination and an epic rendition of Forever in My Life. And, during Still Would Stand All Time, you get to hear him trying to subtly admonish a back-up singer for singing “Still Will Stand All Time”… After a few pointed, yet calm corrections… he shouts, “Who’s the fool who singing ‘will’?? It’s ‘would’! Time WOULD stand still!”

Disc 1
Track 101. Instrumental Jam 12:54
Track 102. DMSR 8:47
Track 103. Just My Imagination 7:45
Track 104. People Without 10:28
Track 105. Housequake 4:32
Track 106. Down Home Blues 8:47
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Cold Sweat 9:35
Track 202. Forever in My Life 11:28
Track 203. Still Will Stand All Time 10:47
Track 204. I’ll Take You There I 15:58
Track 205. I’ll Take You There II (It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night) 2:40
Track 206. Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic 2:11
53 mins

Lineup:
Prince – guitar, vocals
Levi Seacer Jr – bass
Sheila E – drums, percussion
Mico Weaver – guitar
Dr Fink – keyboards
Atlanta Bliss – trumpet
Boni Boyer, Cat – vocals

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JOHN DENVER – LONDON 1982

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 21 April 2016 at

JOHN DENVER
His Guitar And His Music
London 1982 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, UK; October 26, 1982. Very good soundboard.

File this together with your An Evening With John Denver – it’s a great show!

Thanks to jddpro for sharing the show at Dime.

jddpro noted:

This concert was broadcast on BBC-2 England as “John Denver – His Guitar and His Music” on December 29, 1982. A DVD video copy is also in circulation. One of the most impressive performances here is his rendition of Pete Seeger’s “The Bells of Rhymney”. I once saw someone said that he didn’t like John Denver’s music at first, then he watched this very version of “The Bells of Rhymney” on TV, and it totally changed his opinion on Denver “in one blow”. The performance of “Jimmy Newman” is very outstanding as well. Tom Paxton, who wrote the song, even said that he “learned how to sing his own song” after hearing Denver’s rendition. This is also one of the times John played the piano in front of a camera.

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Picture by Christine Moon, posted at uk.pinterest.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
TV > VHS > WAV > Track Splitting > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC Level 8

Disc 1
Track 101. Rocky Mountain High 4:49
Track 102. Sunshine on My Shoulders 3:30
Track 103. Opening Comments 1:42
Track 104. Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio 3:22
Track 105. It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie 2:28
Track 106. Stage Banter 3:10
Track 107. The Bells of Rhymney 6:57
Track 108. The Lord’s Prayer 3:06
Track 109. Intro to Durango Mountain Caballero 1:57
Track 110. Durango Mountain Caballero 3:11
Track 111. Outro to Durango Mountain Caballero 2:20
Track 112. The Thought of You 3:48
Track 113. Rhymes and Reasons 3:41
Track 114. The Eagle and the Hawk 2:33
47 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Take Me Home, Country Roads 2:56
Track 202. Grandma’s Feather Bed 2:24
Track 203. Intro to Seasons of the Heart 0:59
Track 204. Seasons of the Heart 4:39
Track 205. Intro to The Ambulance Down in the Valley 3:31
Track 206. The Ambulance Down in the Valley 2:59
Track 207. Jimmy Newman 2:36
Track 208. The Peace Poem 1:42
Track 209. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream 4:33
Track 210. I Want to Live 3:48
Track 211. Intro to Heart to Heart 2:04
Track 212. Heart to Heart 3:34
Track 213. Annie’s Song 3:32
Track 214. Calypso 4:47
Track 215. Intro to Perhaps Love 1:42
Track 216. Perhaps Love 3:03
Track 217. This Old Guitar 3:46
53 mins

John Denver – acoustic guitar, piano on “Seasons of the Heart”, vocals

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