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AC/DC – FT LAUDERDALE 1977

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Friday 16 September 2016 at

AC/DC
Ft Lauderdale 1977 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the 4 O’Clock Club, Ft Lauderdale, FL; September 2, 1977. Very good soundboard. Slight hiss.

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

Looney noted:

Here’s a short but sweet soundboard recording from the early days of AC/DC. While just over 41 mins, this recording does feature three extended jams including the infamous “Gonorrhea” version of “The Jack”.

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Live Wire – not shared
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be – not shared
Track 01. Whole Lotta Rosie 5:55
Track 02. The Jack 9:28
Track 03. Problem Child 4:39
Track 04. Baby, Please Don’t Go 12:05
Track 05. Rocker 9:09
42 mins

Lineup:
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Bon Scott – vocals
Cliff Williams – bass, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

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ELVIS PRESLEY – HILTON HOTEL, LAS VEGAS 1975

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Thursday 15 September 2016 at

ELVIS PRESLEY
“Charlie, Bring Me The Request Box” [Straight Arrow, 5CD]

Live at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; August 18-20, 1975. Fairly to very good audience stereo. (Disc 1 is a bit rough).

Given that the sound isn’t pristine (and in spite of all the efforts put into getting the best-sounding souce material), this set is really more for the hardcore fans and collectors.

Liberated five-CD set on the Straight Arrow label featuring audience recordings of every performance of Elvis’ aborted Summer Festival at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1975.

Thanks to Roy from BootlegCDR for sharing the discs at The Traders’ Den.

Roy noted:

These five recordings capture Elvis Presley in concert at a time of heartbreakingly-weak performances, poor health and episodes of increasingly strange behavior which were a result of Elvis’ favorite leisure activity: over-indulgence of prescription medication. Hindsight tells us Elvis should’ve been in drug rehabilitation. But his second favorite self-destructive habit (his lavish spending on vehicles, jewelry and aircraft) required a large, steady income. Bottom line: Elvis was spending himself broke and needed to work…

Behind the scenes, things were bad. En route to Las Vegas, Elvis suffered a breathing problem (panic attack?) that was documented in several biographies. Elvis made it through five shows over three days before cancelling the remainder and returning to Memphis.

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Lineage:
Silver CD > WAV (using EAC in Secure Mode with correct read offset) > FLAC Level 8

Disc 1
August 18, 1975 (Opening Show)
Track 101. Opening Vamp – C.C. Rider 4:16
Track 102. I Got A Woman – Amen 5:40
Track 103. Love Me 3:54
Track 104. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 3:30
Track 105. Blue Suede Shoes 1:53
Track 106. Suspicious Minds 4:07
Track 107. My Boy 3:52
Track 108. Heartbreak Hotel 1:48
Track 109. Polk Salad Annie 3:59
Track 110. band introductions 2:04
Track 111. Johnny B. Goode 1:06
Track 112. Ronnie Tutt drum solo 1:17
Track 113. Jerry Scheff bass solo 1:34
Track 114. Glen D Harden piano solo 1:27
Track 115. School Days 0:53
Track 116. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 3:29
Track 117. The Wonder Of You 3:06
Track 118. Why Me Lord 2:37
Track 119. How Great Thou Art 3:05
Track 120. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:40
Track 121. Closing Vamp 0:59
57 mins

Disc 2
August 19, 1975 (Dinner Show)
Track 201. Opening Vamp 1:16
Track 202. C.C. Rider 5:07
Track 203. I Got A Woman – Amen 8:02
Track 204. Blue Suede Shoes 1:08
Track 205. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:54
Track 206. It’s Now Or Never 2:29
Track 207. My Boy 3:38
Track 208. Love Me 3:52
Track 209. Loving You 1:37
Track 210. Suspicious Minds 3:44
Track 211. introduction of Vernon and the band 4:33
Track 212. Johnny B. Goode 1:07
Track 213. Ronnie Tutt drum solo 1:34
Track 214. Jerry Scheff bass solo 1:33
Track 215. Glen D Harden piano solo 2:01
Track 216. School Day 0:51
Track 217. School Day 0:56
Track 218. introduction of Neil Sedaka 0:31
Track 219. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. 3:26
Track 220. Why Me Lord 2:34
Track 221. How Great Thou Art 2:50
Track 222. Let Me Be There 2:37
Track 223. Crying In The Chapel 1:29
Track 224. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:35
Track 225. Closing Vamp 0:57
63 mins

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THE ROLLING STONES – ALTAMONT SPEEDWAY 1969

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at

THE ROLLING STONES
Altamont Speedway 1969 [no label, 2CD]

Live at (Dick Carter’s) Altamont Speedway, Livermore, CA; December 6, 1969. Very good audience matrix.

Thanks to bigtyke66 for putting this together.

bigtyke66 noted in 2010:

One of the most storied recordings in Rolling Stones history. Apart from the obvious crowd problems (MJ: Well, there’ve been a few hang ups. But generally… you’ve been beautiful!), this was a pretty strong performance. The audience taping of the entire show must be – given the very difficult conditions – one of the most heroic recordings ever made.

Many versions of this recordings have circulated over the years, including the well-known bootleg The Killer Festival, Altamont 1969 (VGP-113). I think the best version of the audience tape currently available is the one gottogo99 posted at The Trader’s Den in December 2008…

The final recording does not sound as harsh as VGP 113; I prefer the balance and the overall sound. I think the blended tracks really add a new dimension to the recording. Others may prefer the unedited audience recording; but there you go–you don’t have to keep this one.

Thanks to the many people who helped out with trades, info, and who took the time to answer my emails. Thanks also to siege72 at Dime for invaluable help with speed/pitch corrections.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Sam Cutler Intro and Crowd mono 1:39
Track 102. Jumpin Jack Flash mono 4:20
Track 103. Carol mono (fades into single stereo audience source at about 2’24”) 3:47
Track 104. Sympathy For the Devil 1:44
Track 105. Disturbance 1:18
Track 106. Sympathy For The Devil(fades into single stereo audience source at 6’07”) 7:29
Track 107. Disturbance 2:55
Track 108. The Sun Is Shining 4:06
Track 109. Stray Cat Blues 3:47
Track 110. Love In Vain 5:41
Track 111. Under My Thumb 0:43
Track 112. Disturbance 2:31
Track 113. Under My Thumb 3:40
Track 114. Intro To Brown Sugar 0:58
Track 115. Brown Sugar 3:25
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Intro To Midnight Rambler 1:30
Track 202. Midnight Rambler 8:07
Track 203. Intro to Live With Me 0:59
Track 204. Live With Me 3:21
Track 205. Gimme Shelter 4:41
Track 206. Little Queenie 4:14
Track 207. Satisfaction 6:33
Track 208. Intro to Honky Tonk Women 0:48
Track 209. Honky Tonk Women 3:57
Track 210. Street Fighting Man 4:10
39 mins

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LETTING IT BLEED

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at

The counterculture was against the unconditional accumulation of wealth, the Vietnam War, social rights and a rainbow of issues. But by 1969, the fight was all but over. Today’s superstars are measured by Forbes annual ranking of the highest-earning musicians on the planet. By Ron Jacobs.

Every culture has its signature events. These events represent the best and the worst of that culture and its adherents. For example, many consider the first performances of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du Printemps to be an insurrectionary moment in western culture that defined a new division between the old and the new as certainly as the European war which came hot on the heels of those performances. In what might be considered a more pedestrian field of endeavor – sports – the first season of African-American baseball players with the Brooklyn Dodgers ripped the racist myths of white professional baseball to shreds and, in doing so, marked in its own way a major surge forward in the struggle against the culture of racism in the United States.

Click here for the article.

RUSH – MANSFIELD 1997

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at

RUSH
Great Woods And Summer Skies [
Digital Reproductions: DR 62397-9, 3CD]
Test For Echo Tour. Live at the
Great Woods Music Center Amphitheater, Mansfield, Massachusetts; June 23, 1997. Very good soundboard.

This show is considered by some fans as “the best Rush bootleg of all time”.

Thanks to yup-yup-mark.blogspot.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Thus Spake Zarathustra 1:48
Track 102. Dreamline 5:06
Track 103. Limelight 4:26
Track 104. Stick It Out 4:58
Track 105. Driven 5:20
Track 106. Half The World 3:54
Track 107. Red Barchetta 6:55
Track 108. Animate 6:55
Track 109. Limbo 5:24
Track 110. The Trees 5:36
Track 111. Virtuality 6:25
Track 112. Nobody’s Hero 5:04
Track 113. Closer To The Heart 5:31
68 mins

Disc 2
201. 2112 – Omitted *
Track 202. Test for Echo 7:12
Track 203. Freewill 5:37
Track 204. Red Sector A 5:17
Track 205. Roll the Bones 6:07
25 mins

Disc 3
Track 301. Resist 5:02
302. Leave That Thing Alone – Omitted *
Track 303. The Rhythm Method 8:44
Track 304. Natural Science 8:09
Track 305. Force Ten 4:43
Track 306. The Spirit of Radio 4:55
Track 307. Tom Sawyer 6:20
Track 308. YYZ 4:22
Track 309. Cygnus X-1 0:48
43 mins

* Available on Different Stages.

Lineup:
Geddy Lee – lead vocals, bass, keyboards
Alex Lifeson – lead guitar
Neil Peart – drums, percussion

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – TRANSMISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Monday 12 September 2016 at

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Transmission Impossible [Eat To The Beat ETTB061, 3CD]

Disc 1: Live at The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada; August 17, 1984 (Early Show). Disc 2: Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, IL; June 7,1985. Disc 3: The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia; December 31, 1986 (The complete New Year’s Eve show). Very good FM broadcasts.

Sleeve notes:

This three-CD collection features a triumvirate of live Stevie Ray shows, all taken from FM broadcasts, performed throughout the period when his star was shining brightest.

The first of these, on DISC ONE of this set, is the early show played at the Spectrum in Montreal, Canada, on August 17, 1984, a few months following the release of his second album, Couldn’t Stand The Weather, and thus featuring a number of cuts from that record, but mixing it up too with earlier songs and covers. It should be noted this is a completely different show to that now featured on the Deluxe Edition of Couldn’t Stand the Weather, which is the late set, albeit performed on the same day.

The second show, on DISC TWO, is Stevie s complete set played at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 7, 1985, when Soul To Soul was all but in the can awaiting release in September of that year. The set list this time however only features a couple of tracks from this forthcoming album, and the selection played is more varied, not unusual when performing in front of a festival crowd.

On DISC THREE, perhaps the most interesting of all, features Stevie’s complete New Year’s Eve show 1986, performed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after he d completed rehab and was back in defiant mood and making the party go with a swing. Joined for a couple of cuts by fellow guitar legend Lonnie Mack, this gig is often acclaimed as one of Vaughan’s best ever.

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Thanks to CaptainTrips420 for sharing the shows on the net.

Disc 1
The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada; August 17, 1984 (Early Show)
Track 101. Scuttle Buttin’ 3:08
Track 102. Testify 3:45
Track 103. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 12:17
Track 104. The Things (That) I Used To Do 6:14
Track 105. Couldn’t Stand The Weather 5:10
Track 106. Cold Shot 4:35
Track 107. Pride And Joy 5:06
Track 108. Tin Pan Alley 12:35
Track 109. Love Struck Baby 3:07
Track 110. Texas Flood 9:49
Track 111. Band Introductions 2:53
Track 112. Lenny 8:26
Track 113. Rude Mood 5:11
83 mins

Stevie Ray Vaughan – guitar, vocals
Chris Layton – drums
Tommy Shannon – bass

Disc 2
Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, IL; June 7,1985
Track 201. Scuttle Buttin’ 3:10
Track 202. Say What 5:24
Track 203. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love 8:07
Track 204. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 8:01
Track 205. Mary Had A Little Lamb 3:57
Track 206. Texas Flood 11:59
Track 207. Come On (Part III) 4:57
Track 208. Testify 2:22
Track 209. Say What 4:45
Track 210. Change It 4:50
Track 211. The Sky Is Crying 7:05
65 mins

Stevie Ray Vaughan – guitar, vocals
Tommy Shannon – bass
Chris Layton – drums
Reese Wynans – keyboards

Disc 3
The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia; December 31, 1986
(The complete New Year’s Eve show)

Track 301. Lookin’ Out The Window 4:42
Track 302. Look At Little Sister 5:01
Track 303. Mary Had A Little Lamb 9:28
Track 304. Superstition 4:36
Track 305. Willie The Wimp 6:13
Track 306. Cold Shot 7:21
Track 307. Couldn’t Stand The Weather 7:03
Track 308. Introduction Jam 12:13
Track 309. Life Without You 3:52
Track 310. Rude Mood 6:07
Track 311. Oreo Cookie Blues (with Lonnie Mack) 7:15
74 mins

Stevie Ray Vaughan – guitar, vocals
Tommy Shannon – bass
Chris Layton – drums
Reese Wynans – keyboards

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JAZZ ON SUNDAY: NORAH JONES – CHICAGO 2002

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 11 September 2016 at

NORAH JONES
Chicago 2002 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the House Of Blues, Chicago, IL; April 16, 2002. Broadcast on August 28, 2016. Very good FM broadcast. Complete broadcast, incomplete show.

Back in 2002 (when she was relatively starting out), here is one instance of how Norah Jones endeared herself to her fans and listeners.

Barry Brecheisen, concertlivewire.com (2002):

“I’m just sitting here waiting for you to come home and turn me on”, Norah Jones vocalized to the House of Blues crowd during a beautiful Tuesday night in Chicago. Opening with her own bluesy version of JD Loudermilk’s “Turn Me On,” she did just that.

It’s hard not to be smitten by the curvy 23 year old pianist with her flowing charcoal hair and almond shaped eyes that you could fall into for days. Bathed in red and blue light, Nora proved to the crowd that she is every bit deserving of the buzz that has surrounded her since the CD, Come Away With Me, was released earlier this year. Dressed all in black, Nora sat at a Steinway piano seducing the crowd one song at a time with her own mixture of jazz, country and pop tunes. Sounds like an odd combination, but she pulls it off beautifully with a little help by her three-piece band. It seems like she was destined to play music when you learn she is the offspring of none other than the legendary sitarist, Ravi Shankar.

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Thanks to mdshrk1 for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Back cover pictures by Barry Brecheisen, posted at concertlivewire.com – Thanks!

Lineage:
HD over FM > Sangean HDT-1 > Rotel-05 SE > SoundBlaster (Live! 24 bit External) > wav (CD Wave Editor) > flac

Track 01. Turn Me On 5:08
Track 02. Cold Cold Heart 4:38
Track 03. Feelin’ The Same Way 3:24
Track 04. Don’t Know Why 3:52
Track 05. Seven Years 2:38
Track 06. Lonestar 3:32
Track 07. Come Away With Me 3:24
Track 08. I’ve Got To See You Again 4:08
Track 09. Painter Song 2:47
Track 10. What Am I To You 3:37
Track 11. Bessie Smith 4:07
Track 12. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 4:57
Track 13. Crazy 4:54
Track 14. The Nearness Of You 6:18
58 mins

Lineup:
Norah Jones – vocals, piano
Adam Levy – guitar
Dan Rieser – drums

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MIKE BLOOMFIELD – SAN BERNARDINO 1971

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 11 September 2016 at

MIKE BLOOMFIELD
Swingin’ Auditorium [Seymour Records, 1CD]

Live at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA; February 19, 1971. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to genkigen for sharing the show at Dime.

genkigen noted:

This is the opening show for Fleetwood Mac. This is the complete recording at Swing Auditorium 1971. The source is digital remastered from first generation reel tape.

taperpat noted at Dime:

Last track (Wine) not from the Swing Auditorium but from Eagles Ballroom in Seattle. I added it as filler to an early transfer and it has followed around the San Bernadino set for years. Transfer not from master reel but probably MSR > R > R with maybe one less R. Bruce Harvie has postulated that Don Carey may be original taper.

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Lineage:
Silver CD > EAC (Secure Offset Corrected) > WAV > FLAC Level 8

Track 01. If You See My Baby 3:22
Track 02. Poor Kelly 13:19
Track 03. Stateboro Blues 6:10
Track 04. You Won’t See Me 4:07
Track 05. She’s Mine (aka I Found True Love) 4:14
Track 06. Come Back Baby 4:02
Track 07. Driftin’ and Driftin’ 10:07
Track 08. Drinkin’ Wine 2:43
48 mins

Lineup:
Mike Bloomfield – guiter, vocals [1-3, 7]
John Kahn – bass
Ron Wilmuth – trumpet
Ron “Reverend” Stallings – sax, vocals [4-7, 9]
unknown – keyboard
unknown – drums

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MIKE BLOOMFIELD, RELUCTANT GUITAR HERO

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Sunday 11 September 2016 at

Mike Bloomfield’s life is chronicled in Ed Ward’s revised and expanded Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero (2016). Peter Stone Brown reviews the book that was first published in 1983.

Mike Bloomfield burst upon the music scene in a major way in 1965, first on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited and a short time later on the debut of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Actually, I first heard him earlier in the year playing piano on John Hammond’s So Many Roads recorded the year before, where upon hearing Robbie Robertson, he offered to play piano and would later find out he was also on a few Delmark and Takoma blues albums playing behind various country blues singers such as Sleepy John Estes.

To say the Bloomfield’s guitar playing redefined the role of guitar in blues and eventually in rock is not an overstatement.

Click here for the article.

PUBLIC DOMAIN: FRANK SINATRA – GUYS AND DOLLS OST

Blogged under Uncategorized by bigozine3 on Saturday 10 September 2016 at

FRANK SINATRA
Guys And Dolls OST [no label, 1CD]

Reconstructed soundtrack. Very good audio.

Thanks to DOC for the efforts and for sharing the reconstructed soundtrack on the net.

DOC noted:

As far as I am aware there has never been a complete “official” release of the 1955 movie soundtrack of Guys And Dolls. This has been an incredible frustration to most musical lovers as both the movie and score are superb.

This share is my personal stereo CD copy – it is by nature a hybrid. It has the 14 tracks from the Golden Stars CSS 5416 CD and has the missing four tracks re-engineered and restored in the correct sequence. I have used the 14 commerical tracks as the reference point. Adjusting the levels and mix of the four additional tracks and doing a little repair to some of the source tracks was extremely time consuming, but I feel it worked as well as could have been expected – after all this was a labour of love.

This share is for all musical lovers in HQS and especially in tribute to our great HQS friends and fellow Guys And Dolls fan, amigos Jegar and ROB42.

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Track 01. Overture 5:19
Track 02. Fugue For Tinhorns 1:42
Track 03. Follow The Fold 0:38
04. The Oldest Established Floating Crap Game In New York – Omitted *
Track 05. I’ll Know 4:07
Track 06. Pet Me, Poppa 4:08
07. Adelaide’s Lament - Omitted *
08. Guys And Dolls - Omitted *
Track 09. Adelaide 1:34
Track 10. Dance Sequence – A Woman In Love 3:29
Track 11. If I Were A Bell 2:17
Track 12. A Woman In Love 2:20
Track 13. Take Back Your Mink 3:55
Track 14. Luck Be A Lady/The Crap Game Dance 3:38
Track 15. Luck Be A Lady 3:02
16. Sue Me - Omitted *
Track 17. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat 2:00
Track 18. Guys And Dolls/Finale 1:31
40 mins

* Available on Frank Sinatra In Hollywood 1940-1964.

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