October 28, 2012

The Downchild Blues Band - 40th Anniversary Concert

Please welcome aboard some more blues from Canada by The rippin' Frog!

The Downchild Blues Band, Dan Aykroyd, James Cotton, Colin Linden, Jonas, Wayne Jackson, Colin James

It’s time for Canada to celebrate the legends of Blues! And when one thinks of blues music in Canada, the first name that springs to mind is DOWNCHILD. It’s been 40 years since Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the world famous Blues Brothers and DOWNCHILD celebrated their anniversary in style, with some very special friends – including blues brother and movie icon DAN AYKROYD. Opening on the tour is COLIN LINDEN who will be performing both solo and then with the band. JAMES COTTON and WAYNE JACKSON OF THE MEMPHIS HORNS as well as JONAS, BOB WALSH and NANETTE WORKMAN who all make guest appearances along the way.

Downchild band members include some of the most well respected musicians in the country, who have performed together for over 15 years. This includes silky smooth singer and harmonica player CHUCK JACKSON, tenor sax player PAT CAREY, MIKE FITZPATRICK on drums, rhythm captain GARY KENDALL on bass, and former American super-group rocker MICHAEL FONFARA (of Rhinoceros fame) on keyboards.

Track Listing for this Concert

1    Soaring Donnie Walsh (composer)    6:59
2    This Must Be Love Donnie Walsh (composer)    4:34
3    I Need A Hat Donnie Walsh (composer)    4:00
4    Time To Say Good-Bye Chuck Jackson (composer)    3:35
5    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:37
6    Rendezvous Donnie Walsh (composer)    3:54
7    Come On In Donnie Walsh (composer)    4:25
8    Down In The Delta   Chuck Jackson (composer)    6:10
9    Big Hill Donnie Walsh (composer)    5:14
10    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:57
11    What Was I Thinking Donnie Walsh (composer)    5:21
12    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:13
13    A Garden In Her Front Yard Donnie Walsh (composer)    6:30
14    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:44
15    Soul Man Issac Hayes (composer)    3:15
16    Jump Right Up Donnie Walsh (composer)    4:11
17    Tell Your Mother  S. Ling (composer), Jimmy McCraclin (composer)    4:36
18    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:30
19    Somebody Lied Donnie Walsh (composer)    6:14
20    [talk from stage : Chuck Jackson]    1:28
21    (I Got Everything I Need) Almost Donnie Walsh (composer)    4:56
22    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:58
23    Flip Flop And Fly Calhoun (composer)    7:46
24    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:17
25    It's A Matter Of Time Donnie Walsh (composer)    5:54
26    [talk from stage : Dan Aykroyd]    0:33


October 26, 2012

Vandenberg - Roll Thru The Night (1983)

Coming from Germany, we continue to travel through Europe's eighties Hard Rock, and now arrive in Holland to check the Adrian Vandenberg band. They released three good studio albums between '82 and '85 but the group ended about 1987 with Adrian joining Whitesnake.
This release comprises recordings from two shows: tracks 1 to 7 are from The Summit in Houston,Texas on 1983-03-03 and tracks 8 to 13 caught at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, Japan on 1984-06-20.

Sound Quality: 9.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:

01 - Ready For You
02 - Lost In A City
03 - Your Love Is In Vain
04 - Out In The Streets
05 - Roll Thru The Night
06 - Burning Heart
07 - Too Late
08 - Friday Night
09 - Time Will Tell
10 - Different Worlds
11 - Guitar Solo ~ Wait
12 - Rock On
13 - Waiting For The Night

October 23, 2012

Scorpions - Dynamite In Hannover 1984

Back with the Scorpions on the '84 tour for Love At First Sting. their most successful album in terms of record sales and overall a great period for the band.
Tracks were recorded at the Eilenriede Halle in Hannover, Germany except for the last three, taken from the US Festival 1983.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: FM (?)

Track List:

01 - Opening S.E.
02 - Coming Home
03 - Blackout
04 - Bad Boys Running Wild
05 - Make It Real
06 - Loving You Sunday Morning
07 - Big City Nights
08 - Coast To Coast
09 - Holiday
10 - Still Loving You
11 - Rock You Like A Hurricane
12 - Can't Live Without You
13 - Herman Rarebell Drums Solo
14 - Another Piece Of Meat
15 - Dynamite
16 - The Zoo
17 - No One Like You
18 - Can't Get Enough
19 - No One Like You (US Festival 1983)
20 - The Zoo  (US Festival 1983)
21 - Can't Get Enough  (US Festival 1983)

SHN pt1
SHN pt2
SHN pt3

October 18, 2012

Detective - Atlantic Studios, New York 1977

Detective was a good Hard Rock band that lived during the second half of the 1970's.
They signed to the Swan Song label, released there two records, and changed to Atlantic but disbanded before recording a third work.
This session at the Atlantic Studios was used as a promotional LP for radio stations and was never released to the general public.

Sound Quality: Soundboard

Source: 9

Track List:

1 - Help me Up
2 - Got Enough Love
3 - Recognition
4 - Detective Man
5 - Grim Reaper
6 - Fever
7 - Nightingale
8 - Tearjerker

October 15, 2012

David Gogo - Live at the Edmonton Labatt Blues Fest Aug 2011

More blues comes this way, this time to present David Gogo, courtesy of The rippin' Frog, thanks man!

David Gogo at the Edmonton Labatt Blues Fest

David Gogo - vocals, guitar
Jay Stevens - bass
Grant Baird - drums
Rick Hopkins - keyboards

Recorded: Aug. 19, 2011

Venue: Edmonton Folk Festival, Edmonton, AB 
 CBC Concerts on Demand

Genres: Blues

Juno Nominations, Western Canadian Blues Awards, Maple Blues Awards and not to mention 
our very own Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award...

West Coast guitar mad man David Gogo is a fan favourite at the Edmonton Labbatt Blues Fest. 
Always punchy, roaring guitar work and the perfect mix of rock and blues. Can you think of a
better way to spend a weekend in the sun?

Track Listing:
1 Getting Old
2 Over and Over
3 Slow It Down
4 Please Find My Baby
5 Whiskey Train
6 Things Are About To Change

the Rippin Frog

Link (MP3 320k)

October 12, 2012

Ian Hunter Band with Mick Ronson - Hammersmith Odeon 1979

Ian Hunter, by this time with Mick Ronson in the band toured extensively during the second half of 1979 promoting the album You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic and this show recorded from a BBC in concert FM broadcast was one of those dates.
The probable venue and date for this concert is Hammersmith Odeon in London on 22 Nov 1979 but no guarantees here.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:

01 FBI
02 Once Bitten Twice Shy
03 Laugh At Me
04 Irene Wilde
05 Life After Death
06 Angeline
07 Standin' In My Light
08 The Golden Age of Rock n' Roll
09 All The Young Dudes
10 Walkin' With a Mountain (Rock 'n' Roll Queen)
11 All The Way From Memphis - Outro

FLAC pt1
FLAC pt2

October 10, 2012

Garrett Mason and Keith Hallett - Live at the 2012 Halifax Jazz Festival

It's time for some Blues music made in Canada kindly shared here by The rippin' Frog.

Garrett Mason and Keith Hallett 
Live at the 2012 Halifax Jazz Festival - July 7, 2012 

From CBC Radio   Concert On demand

MP3  @320 

Keith Hallett  Guitar/Vocals
Garrett Mason  Guitar/Vocals
Chuck Buckett  Drums
Rheo Rochon    Bass

22 Years Old Keith Hallett joined by Canadian Blues Legend Dutch Mason's son Garrett Mason delivered a solid performance at the Halifax Jazz Festival last Summer. 
With a blend of originals (Cook on the Dash)and great covers ( JB Lenoir's Mojo Boogie) these young upcomers of the Canadian Blues scene rock from start to finish. Keith has a new album I highly recommand and Garrett is due for his third one I hope very soon!!!
Check them guys out !!! The future of the Blues in Canada is indeed very bright !!!

 Gaudiose....  The rippin' Frog


October 8, 2012

ZZ Top - Pine Knob, Clarkston (1980)

The 3 Texans are back aboard with a recording at the Pine Knob, Clarkston dated from 15 April 1980.
It's a good soundboard recording made during the Deguello Tour, very noticeable by looking at the setlist.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: Soundboard

Track List:  
01 - I Thank You
02 - Waitin' For the Bus
03 - Jesus Just Left Chicago
04 - Precious And Grace
05 - Francine
06 - I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
07 - Manic Mechanic
08 - Heard It On The X
09 - A Fool For Your Stockings
10 - Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings
11 - We're Barefootin'
12 - Cheap Sunglasses
13 - Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
14 - La Grange > Sloppy Drunk > BBQ Medley
15 - She Loves My Automobile
16 - Hi-Fi Mama
17 - Tush

MP3 - Mirror
FLAC pt1 - Mirror
FLAC pt2 - Mirror

October 2, 2012

Ted Nugent - State Farm Arena, Harrisburg (1982)

Ted Nugent in concert at the State Farm Arena in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1982.
A date from the Nugent tour, an album that has half of its tracks performed here and for me marked the start of the decline in the quality of Ted's discography work.
In my opinion they sound much better played live than heard on that album.
Though in 1995 he did a great return to good records with Spirit of the Wild.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: Soundboard

Track List:

01. Stormtroopin'
02. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
03. Dog Eat Dog
04. We're Gonna Rock Tonight
05. Cat Scratch Fever
06. No, No, No
07. Fightin' Words
08. Good & Ready
09. Great White Buffalo
10. Free For All
11. Hey Baby
12. Bound & Gagged
13. Motor city Madhouse
14. Stranglehold
15. Wango Tango

MP3 pt1
MP3 pt2