November 28, 2012

Uli Jon Roth & Electric Sun - Milwaukee 1985

Uli Jon Roth with Electric Sun, the band this extraordinary guitarist started after leaving The Scorpions.
This recording is from July 4, 1985 at the Milwaukee Summerfest, presumably the last date of the last tour played by Uli and the Electric Sun, band that come to an end this same year.

Sound Quality: 8.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 Intro
02 The Night the Master Comes
03 What Is Love?
04 Firewind
05 Hiroshima
06 Virgin Killer
07 On That Night (with drum and piano solos)
08 Beethoven's Ninth
09 Polar Nights
10 Dark Lady


November 27, 2012

Raoul and The Big Time - Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2010

Directly from the Soundaboard blues section by The rippin' Frog, today we have Raoul and The Big Time.

Raoul and The Big Time is one of the most highly regarded and awarded young blues acts in Canada having garned a Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist in 1999 and NOW Magazine's Best Toronto Blues Artist in 2007.

Since forming in the summer of 1998 they have released four records to critical acclaim, have performed on the mainstages of many major festivals across Canada and performed or recorded with the likes of Bettye Lavette, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Downchild Blues Band, Junior Watson, Big Dave Mclean, Rick Holmstrom, Kirk Fletcher, Fred Kaplan, Curtis Salgado, Richard Innes, Rusty Zinn, Mark Hummel, Big Joe Maher and many more. 

1.Liquid Boogie
2.You My People
3.All She Wants To Do Is Rock
4.Baby Don't Stop
5.Where The Wind Blows On Shore
6.Movin' Out
7.Baby I Wants To Be Loved
8.Live Without Me
9.Lining Track

 * Raoul and The Big Time
 * Raoul Bhaneja - vocals, harmonica
 * Darren Gallen - guitar
 * Terence Wilkins - bass
 * Thomas Bona - drums


November 24, 2012

Robert Plant - Perugia Blues Festival, July 1993 (AtticRock Remaster)

This one had a little sonic treatment to a direct recording from the mixing desk that sounded too dry.  
It's an excellent performance by Robert Plant and band during the Fate of Nations tour but with a setlist very Zeppelin-friendly.

Sound Quality: 9.5

Source: Soundboard

Track List:  
01 - Ramble On       
02 - I Believe       
03 - 29 Palms       
04 - Bluebird       
05 - If I Were a Carpenter
06 - Going to California
07 - Promised Land   
08 - Calling To You
09 - What Is and Should Never Be
10 - Ship of Fools   
11 - Whole Lotta Love

November 22, 2012

Joe Murphy's Blues Review - Live At Tall Ships Festival Halifax (CBC Podcast) - 2012

Joe Murphy's Blues Review - Live At Tall Ships Festival Halifax.
Credit for this goes to Gio, a buddy of the rippin frog, our sharing bluesman.

Sometimes it is the harmonica that plays the blues best, and for 40 years Joe Murphy has been proving it! Johnny Lee Hooker had him on stage for a few nights, and Dutch and Garrett Mason seem to have had him on speed dial.

Joining Murphy in this concert are The Water Street Blues Band - essentially a "who's who" of the Halifax blues scene with John Eyman on guitar, Greg "Fish" Fancy on bass, Barry Cooke at the mic and on keyboards and, drummer Gary Potts.

Joe Murphy guitar, harmonica, accordion, vocals
John Eyman guitar
Barry Cook piano
Carter Chaplin guitar
Laura Roy vocals
Gary Potts drums
John Campbell John pedal steel, acoustic slide guitar, vocals
Greg Fancy bass
Carson Downey guitar
Bill Stevenson organ, piano, vocals
Kirsten Donawa vocals

production credits
Glenn Meisner Producer
Pat Martin Recording Engineer

November 19, 2012

Y&T - San Rafael, CA 1998

Always a great hard rock act when playing live. this is Y&T recorded at New George's, a club in San Rafael, California.
It's from the 3rd August 1998 and was part of the Endangered Species tour.

Sound Quality: 9.5

Source: Soundboard

Track List:
01 - Long Way Down
02 - Black Tiger
03 - Quick Sand
04 - Barroom Boogie
05 - Eyes of A Stranger
06 - Gimmie The Beat
07 - Dirty Girl
08 - Summertime Girls
09 - I'll Cry For You
10 - Meanstreak
11 - Winds Of Change
12 - Forever
13 - Open Fire
14 - Rescue Me

FLAC pt1
FLAC pt2

November 15, 2012

Percy Strother - Live At KueppersKlub, Cologne

Percy Strother shared here by the rippin frog who got this rarity from a fellow blues collector. Thank you both!

Percy Strother - Live At KueppersKlub, Cologne
FM Broadcast 

Percy Strother, inspired by the likes of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Wilson Pickett, has a tremendous "power". Percy is backed by keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and occasionally the harmonica to create a unique mixture of blues, R&B and Memphis soul. Percy's warm, rich baritone vocals have earned awards for "Best Blues song" ("A good woman is hard to find") and was runner up of the "Best Blues Album" with his debut CD of the same title (Living Blues awards 1992).

Percy was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1946 and started singing at the age of nine. Already, during the work in the fields, his talents were recognized by the people around him; "just sing son, we'll pick the cotton". In the sixties he moved north and by the way of Wisconsin he eventually ended up in Minneapolis, where he became one of the leading figures in the blues scene of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The electrifying sound of the blues has never sounded so powerful and alive as with Percy's mixture of Chicago rooted blues with R'n'B and soul influences...

Percy Strother - Set list (1999): (incomplete)

40 Days and 40 Nights
Rock Me Baby
I Ain't Superstitious
Hownlin' For My Darling
Same Old Blues
She Gives Me Good Loving
I Don't Cheat On My Woman
I'm Doing Fine Without You
Blow Wind Blow
Downhome Blues
Highway Is My Home
Poor Boy
Mojo Working
King Bee
Blues Is Alright


November 12, 2012

Iron Maiden - The Night Of The Living Dead (1982)

This is one of the top Iron Maiden unofficial releases, it has been spread with a multitude of names and the source is a FM broadcast from a concert at The Palladium in New York on 29 June 1982.
This was a date of the The Beast On The Road Tour, the first in North America with Bruce Dickinson and with natural emphasis on the album The Number Of The Beast.

Sound Quality: 9.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
02 - Wrathchild
03 - Run To The Hills
04 - Children Of The Damned
05 - Number Of The Beast
06 - Prisoner
07 - Hallowed Be Thy Name
08 - Phantom Of The Opera
09 - Iron Maiden
10 - Sanctuary
11 - Drifter


November 7, 2012

Accept - Paris 1983

Accept, a great heavy metal band from Germany and one that positively exploded during the 1980's, had since then a couple of hiatus in their career with important line-up changes but still exists these days.
This Paris recording from 1983, April 29 is probably incomplete and presents mostly tracks from Breaker and Restless and Wild.

Sound Quality: 8.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 - Get Ready
02 - Son Of A Bitch
03 - Ahead Of The Pack
04 - Guitar Solo
05 - Midnight Highway
06 - Flash Rockin' Man
07 - Starlight
08 - I'm A Rebel
09 - Burning


November 5, 2012

The Twisters - Live in Yellowknife

The rippin' Frog´s blues are back, and this time The Twisters came along!

The Twisters live in Yellowknife

Recorded: Feb. 27, 2010

Venue: Top Knight Pub, Yellowknife, NT

Genres: Blues, R&B/Soul

Saturday Night Blues host Holger Peterson calls The Twisters one of the best jump blues bands he’s ever seen.
 Brandon Isaak is a Whitehorse native who is making his mark in the Canadian blues music scene.

The Twisters latest CD: "Come Out Swingin'" was nominated for the Maple Blues awards Recording of the Year, plus
 four other categories: Electric Act of the Year, Dave Hoerl for Harmonica Player of the Year,
Keith Picot for Bass Player of the Year, and Brandon Isaak for Songwriter of the Year.

The Twisters were the latest performers in the CBC North/Saturday Night Blues annual concert.
They played at the Top Knight Pub in downtown Yellowknife.


November 2, 2012

Mama's Boys - Knebworth Festival 85

A short but energetic set played by Mama's Boys at the "The Return of the Knebworth Fayre" rock festival on Knebworth Park, recorded from the Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1.
Other artists which were present: Deep Purple, Scorpions, Meat Loaf, Mountain, Blackfoot, Alaska and UFO that was shared here some time ago.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:  
01 - All Through the Night
02 - One Last Chance
03 - Guitar Solo
04 - Jam / Instrumental
05 - Runaway Dreams
06 - Mama We're All Crazy Now
07 - Straight Forward, No Looking Back