Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 23 August 2015 at

It’s been 25 years since Luther (2 Live Crew) Campbell released his debut album, Banned In The USA, a seminal hip-hop release. He has dealt with drugs, women, violence and, most of all, censorship and now talks the talk in his new autobiography, The Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice And Liberty City. By Dave Marsh.

Luther Campbell’s autobiography, The Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice And Liberty City (Amistad, $24.99), is such a remarkable book that it’s tempting to just list the reasons why. [In 1992, Campbell with John R Miller, wrote As Nasty as They Wanna Be: The Uncensored Story Of Luther Campbell Of The 2 Live Crew.]

In addition to the not as well-known as you think it is story of his and 2 Live Crew’s battles with the censorship police [after all, this was the group with the hit song, Me So Horny] and real cops, too, Luther traces accurately, honestly and heatedly the history of Miami, especially black Miami; the role of cops; the why of everything that happened to him in regard to censorship; football, especially high school and college football; and the status and condition of black people in America, not only in relation to white people but also to other poor groups. (Miami has more-or-less separate ghettos for blacks, Cubans of the Marielita class, and Haitians).

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Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 22 August 2015 at

Peroxide On Blonde [Rising Sun Records 160331, 1CD]
Live at El Mocambo, Toronto, CA; August 3, 1978. Very good FM broadcast, ripped from vinyl.

Here’s a fan favourite… or, at least anyone who has heard it.

Thanks to the person who shared this show on the net in 2006.

Original notes:

This one comes from the Japanese double vinyl set “Peroxide On Blonde” which includes the Glasgow 1979 gig (official released on DVD).

Vinyl > CDWave > MagixCleaningLab2006 > Wav > FlacFrontend Level 8 > FLAC

Track 01. In The Sun 1:18
Track 02. X Offender 2:57
Track 03. Detroit 442 2:29
Track 04. A Shark in Jets Clothing 3:50
Track 05. Fan Mail 2:52
Track 06. Look Good in Blue (cuts in) 2:27
Track 07. Man Overboard 3:36
Track 08. Rip Her to Shreds 3:57
Track 09. Fade Away and Radiate 5:37
Track 10. (I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear 2:32
Track 11. Denis 3:11
Track 12. I’m on E 2:08
Track 13. Little Girl Lies 2:14
Track 14. Kidnapper 2:46
42 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 22 August 2015 at

Marciac 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Jazz In Mariac. Live in Marciac, France; August 2, 2015. Very good radio broadcast.

Robin Denselow,, when the duo played Hammersmith Apollo on July 1, 2015:

They made no mention of their London exile, but it was reflected in their choice of songs. Gil began with Back in Bahia, an exuberant rocker that he wrote in 1972 when he was allowed back to Brazil, where he would later become minister of culture. Now it was given a slinky unplugged treatment, with Caetano adding vocals and guitar before taking the lead on his lilting Coração Vagabundo. He then switched back to 1967 for Tropicália, once the percussive anthem of the rebellious musical movement spearheaded by himself and Gil, in which Brazilian themes were fused with Western psychedelia or the avant-garde. The new acoustic version still sounded impressively edgy.

The event was billed as “Two Friends, One Century of Music”, and allowed the duo to mix their own songs with favourites by Ary Barroso and Simon Diaz. There was never the sense of experimentation that Caetano showed with his young electric trio last year, but this was a classy and emotional performance. Caetano demonstrated his exquisite and thoughtful vocals on Tonada De Luna Llena, Gil played impressive guitar and provided a powerful, chanting revival of Filhos de Gandhi, and the encores included Caetano’s poignant exile song London, London and Gil’s treatment of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. They are now in their early 70s, and they are still remarkable.

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Thanks to Lewojazz for the master; and to elgaucho for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to blueschief and stefanodoug for the tracklist.

France Inter / mp2 (dvb-s, 256 kbps, 48 kHz) / audacity / Xact [flac 8]

Disc 1
Track 101. Back in Bahia (Gil) 2:12
Track 102. Coracao Vagabundo (Veloso) 2:19
Track 103. Tropicalia (Veloso)/Marginalia II (Torquato Neto) 6:59
Track 104. E luxo so (Ary Barroso) 3:13
Track 105. E de manha (Veloso) 2:34
Track 106. Sampa (Veloso) 3:09
Track 107. Terra (Veloso) 6:29
Track 108. Nine Out of Ten (Veloso) 3:02
Track 109. Odeio (Veloso) 2:54
Track 110. Tonada de Luna Llena (Simon Diaz) 2:33
Track 111. Eu vim da Bahia (Gil) 2:41
Track 112. Super homem (A cancao) (Gil) 3:49
Track 113. Come prima (Di Paola, Panzeri, Taccani) 2:21
Track 114. Esoterico (Gil) 4:24
Track 115. Tres Palabras (Luis Miguel) 4:13
53 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Drao (Gil) 4:17
Track 202. Nao tenho medo da morte (Gil) 4:38
Track 203. Expresso 2222 (Gil) 3:03
Track 204. Toda menina baiana (Gil) 4:02
Track 205. Sao Joao, Xango menino (Gil/Veloso) 2:09
Track 206. Nossa Gente (avisa La) (Roque Carvalho) 2:19
Track 207. Andar Com Fe (Gil) 3:59
Track 208. Filhos de Gandhi (Gil) 3:41
Track 209. Desde que o samba e samba (Veloso) 4:27
Track 210. Domingo no Parque (Gil) 4:03
Track 211. A luz de Tieta (Veloso) 4:36
Track 212. Leaozinho (Veloso) 2:25
Track 213. Touche pas a mon pote (Gil) 3:54
48 mins

Caetano Veloso, guitar, vocals
Gilberto Gil, guitar, vocals

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 21 August 2015 at

Grange Park Opera
BBC Proms 11 [no label, 3CD]
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; July 25, 2015. Very good radio stream.

No idea if they still do it today but there was a time when selections from Fiddler On The Roof were often played at school performances. Here’s to memory of things past and, also in memory of actor Theodore Bikel who passed away on July 21, 2015 in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Bikel, after playing the character more than 2,000 times on Broadway, is best known for his role as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.

Claire Seymour,

Though Bryn Terfel [as Tevye, the milkman] received a rapturous reception at the curtain call, he seemed keen to insist this was an ensemble performance, taking his place among the ranks despite the Prommers’ wish to laud his individual triumph. But, at the final reckoning it was Terfel’s vocal expertise and allure, and his stage magnetism, which made this such a heart-warming evening.

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Thanks to formby1959 for sharing the show at Dime.

Main picture by Robert Workman, posted at – Thanks!

HD 320 AAC radio stream via Squeezebox Touch, digital output > Alesis Masterlink (track splits, fades) > CDR > EAC to FLAC
No DSP applied

Disc 1
Track 101. Fiddler – Part 01 8:55
Track 102. Fiddler – Part 02 11:23
Track 103. Fiddler – Part 03 13:03
Track 104. Fiddler – Part 04 20:58
55 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Fiddler – Part 05 20:08
Track 202. Fiddler – Part 06 11:42
Track 203. Fiddler – Part 07 20:04
Track 204. Fiddler – Part 08 15:36
68 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Fiddler – Part 09 7:59
Track 302. Fiddler – Part 10 12:13
Track 303. Fiddler – Part 11 11:10
Track 304. Fiddler – Part 12 15:59
48 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 21 August 2015 at

Dracula’s House Demos 1978 [no label, 1CD]
Studio outtakes 1977-1979 (Memphis, Akron, New York). Fairly to very good soundboard. Live at Dracula’s House, December 1978. Fairly good audience recording.

Thanks to the original seeder; Defin8; and to flamestripes for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

According to uploader:
Tracks 1 to 9 are melted studio Outtakes from 1977-1979 (Memphis, Akron, New York).
Tracks 10 to 15 from a gig at Dracula’s House in December 1978, produced by Chris Spedding.

On the other hand, GreenFuz posted these lists at Dime:

From Tales From The Cramps, CAVE (vinyl boot)
1. Twist & Shout
2. Teenage Werewolf
3. Rockin’ Bones
4. Mad Daddy
5. Weekend On Mars
Chris Spedding demos/outtakes
Hot House Studio, New York,
February 1979

The Last Record (Tränsylvåñan Täpes MCMLXXVIII), Cramps LR 2023
1. Week-End On Mars 2:10
2. Rocking Bones 2:10
3. I Can’t Hardly Stand It 2:45
4. Lonesome Town 3:20
5. Love Me 2:05
6. Uranium Rock 2:30
7. Twist & Shout
Recorded and produced by Chris Spedding in Dracula’s House December 1978

He added: “[Dracula’s House] could be a joke on Hot House Studio, NYC.”

At the same time, Egg_Crisis noted at Dime: “I’ve known this for years as The Transylvania Tapes.  Dracula’s House sounds like a ‘bootleggers title’, unless it’s a nickname for Max’s or for either of the two studios!”

Tracks 1, 2, 7 (Week-End On Mars, Rocking Bones): Produced by Chris Spedding, Janunary 1979.
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6: Produced by Alex Chilton, October 1977.
Tracks 10-15: Max’s Kansas City, November 10, 1978.

Master tape > Tape desk JVC > Easymedia creator 6 > Wave > declicked & decrakled > master equalizing from -0,5db to -1db,equalizing bass and voice +0,2db to +0,6db > Sbe fixed > TLH encoded Flac7

Track 01. Week-End On Mars 2:16
Track 02. Rocking Bones 2:22
Track 03. I Can’t Hardly Stand It 2:50
Track 04. Lonesometown 3:26
Track 05. Love Me 2:06
Track 06. Uranium Rock 2:28
Track 07. Twist & Shout 2:22
Track 08. Human Fly 2:10
Track 09. Voodoo Idol 3:28
Track 10. Jungle Hop 2:13
Track 11. Everybody Moving 2:52
Track 12. Problem Child 2:16
Track 13. Voodoo Idol 3:30
Track 14. TV Set 3:27
Track 15. Mystery Plane 2:36
41 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 20 August 2015 at

New York 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, New York, New York; August 8, 2015. Very good audio ripped from webcast.

Thanks to indykid for sharing the webcast at Dime.

indykid noted:

Watkins Family Hour is a monthly residency hosted by siblings Sean & Sara Watkins, and ‘Highway 61 Revisited’, the album that changed the way we hear rock, folk, and blues, and became the defining soundtrack for a generation, bursts into new life as Dylan’s masterpiece is covered track-by-track by a house band made up of the Watkins Family Hour house band, Shawn Colvin, Pokey LaFarge, and Aimee Mann & Ted Leo – some of the various artists it inspired. Grammy-winning Nickel Creek co-founders Sean and Sara Watkins helped revive today’s bourgeoning bluegrass and folk scenes. Alongside their solo careers, the siblings regularly gather musical friends at favorite LA club Largo. That fabled jam session now moves east to Lincoln Center Out of Doors for an evening with rock and pop greats, including Fiona Apple.

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Original lineage:
Live Webcast > Livestreamer > .flv > Avidemux 2.6.8 (cut) > .mkv
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 848×480 16:9 1300 Kbps 29.97 fps
Audio: AAC 320 Kbps 48.0 KHz stereo

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (instrumental) 3:05
Track 102. You’re the One I Love ( Everly Brothers cover) 3:35
Track 103. Where I Ought to Be (Skeeter Davis) 3:15
Track 104. Somebody More Like You (Nickel Creek) 3:24
Track 105. You and Me (Sara Watkins) 3:58
Track 106. Not in Nottingham (Roger Miller) 4:25
Track 107. A Mistake (Fiona Apple) 4:56
Track 108. Steal Your Heart Away (Fleetwood Mac) 2:53
Track 109. We’ll Cry Together (Maxine Brown) 3:33
Track 110. Brokedown Palace (Grateful Dead) 4:03
38 mins

Disc 2
Bob Dylan’s ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ set
Track 201. Tombstone Blues 7:59
Track 202. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry 4:14
Track 203. From A Buick 6 3:24
Track 204. Ballad of a Thin Man 10:06
Track 205. Queen Jane Approximately 7:18
Track 206. Highway 61 Revisited 5:32
Track 207. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 6:57
Track 208. Desolation Row 13:08
Track 209. Like a Rolling Stone 8:30
Track 210. Rainy Day Women 12 & 35 6:14
74 mins

Watkins Family Hour:
Sean Watkins
Sara Watkins
Fiona Apple
Benmont Tench
Sebastian Steinberg
Don Heffington
Greg Leisz

Friends for this broadcast:
Al Kooper
Shawn Colvin
Ted Leo And Aimee Mann
Pokey LaFarge
Smokey Hormel
David Garza

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 19 August 2015 at

London 1990 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Wembley Stadium, London, UK; May 26, 1990. Very good FM broadcast.

Storm Front (1989) was Billy Joel’s 11th studio album featuring the hits We Didn’t Start The Fire, Leningrad and I Go To Extremes.

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Thanks to laptaper for sharing the show at Lossless Legs.

laptaper noted:

You can hear a very obvious crossfade between Leningrad and My Life. That and redundant material between Shameless and We Didn’t Start the Fire, with fades, indicates this is likely from bootleg CDs. Like most of Dan Haugh’s DATs, the quality is excellent but the documentation somewhat lacking.

Redundant, overlapping material between Shameless and We Didn’t Start the Fire deleted.  Approximately two minutes of crowd noise before encores deleted and smoothed out with crossfades.

FM > ? > likely bootleg CD gen > DAT (48 khz)
Sony DTC-790 > Hucht Copyprocessor MKII > Tascam HD-P2 > WAV > resampled to 44.1 khz in SoX (steep, very high quality, minimum phase, dithering [shibata filter]) > FLAC

Disc 1
Track 101. Orchestral intro/Storm Front 6:22
Track 102. Allentown 4:07
Track 103. Prelude/Angry Young Man 8:23
Track 104. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant 9:11
Track 105. The Downeaster Alexa 5:06
Track 106. Goodnight Saigon 7:49
Track 107. I Go To Extremes 5:51
Track 108. Pressure 6:05
Track 109. Leningrad 5:14
Track 110. My Life 6:56
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. An Innocent Man 7:36
Track 202. Shameless 5:59
Track 203. We Didn’t Start The Fire 5:17
Track 204. Shout 5:43
Track 205. Uptown Girl 3:25
Track 206. It’s Still Rock ‘N’ Roll To Me 4:51
Track 207. You May Be Right 5:06
Track 208. Only The Good Die Young 4:35
Track 209. A Matter Of Trust 5:08
Track 210. Big Shot 7:59
Track 211. That’s Not Her Style 7:55
Track 212. Piano Man 6:03
70 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 19 August 2015 at

With Straight Outta Compton just out in the cinemas, Jeffrey St Clair revisits S Leigh Savidge and Jeff Scheftel’s 2001 documentary, Welcome To Death Row, the label that came after NWA and housed three of hip-hop’s biggest stars – Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Dr Dre. In the end, although the label generated more than $400 million in sales, its top star was dead, its business manager was in jail and all the money was gone, most of it filched by white businessmen.

On August 7, 2001, Marion “Suge” Knight, the 350-pound boss of Death Row records, was released from prison after serving five years on charges stemming from a 1992 assault. About the time Knight regained his freedom, a documentary film, Welcome To Death Row, about the rise and fall of his company was making the rounds looking for a distributor to show it in theaters.

Fourteen years later, as the much-hyped Hollywood biopic about NWA Straight Outta Compton is set for nationwide release, Welcome To Death Row still hasn’t had much of a public airing. The dozen or so artists who spoke on camera faced various forms of intimidation. Some received death threats. Others saw their careers sabotaged.

Click here for the article.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 18 August 2015 at

London 1969/1975 [no label, 1CD]
BBC Studios, London, UK. Very good FM broadcasts.

Before Mel B or Mel C (of the Spice Girls) came onto the scene, the only Mel was American singer-songwriter Melanie (full name, Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk). Melanie created a stir at Woodstock in 1969 and cemented her reputation with hits such as What Have They Done To My Song, Ma; Brand New Key; Ruby Tuesday; and Lay Down (Candles in the Rain).

Thanks to kingrue for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

FM Broadcast > Low gen cassette (Maxell XL-II)
Transfer: Sony Deck TC-WE 475 > gold tipped cables > JVC XL-R2010 CD-RW (44.1 Hz)
Editing: Soundforge 9.0 > Wav > TLH [SB’s aligned] Flac Level 6

September 9, 1969
Track 01. Visit My Dreams 3:50
Track 02. Uptown and Down 2:51
Track 03. Baby Guitar 2:50
Track 04. Tuning My Guitar 4:15

November 6, 1975
Track 05. Autumn Lady 4:12
Track 06. Almost Like Being In Love 5:07
Track 07. Stoneground Words 5:09
Track 08. Here I Am 5:04
Track 09. Any Guy 5:33
Track 10. Do You Believe 6:06
Track 11. Leftover Wine 5:47
Track 12. The Nickel Song 4:07
Track 13. Beautiful People 5:30
61 mins

Click here for the tracks.


Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 18 August 2015 at

Being abducted is just a start. Next, it’s rape and torture as the victim starts on the road to being a sex slave in Yasuaki Uegaki’s Female Market: Imprisonment (1986). Stephen Tan reviews.

Despite its title, Yasuaki Uegaki’s Female Market: Imprisonment (1986) is not an expose on human trafficking per se. See it as a no-holds-barred women-in-prison entry. At the very least, it does show the abduction, imprisonment, rape and violence to make the victims, in this case – young women, sexually compliant, to say the least.

For its time, Yasuaki Uegaki’s Female Market might have drawn attention for its brutal sex. The various rape sequences look painful and physically and emotionally scarring. And Yoshiko looks to bear the brunt of it, what with the whip handle jammed into her! Next to the rape, the rope hangings, the beatings and the whippings are nothing as horrific.

Click here for the article.

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