June 29, 2014

Rory Gallagher - Alternate BBC Sessions 1971-1977

These Rory Gallagher Alternate BBC Sessions comprise recordings not officially released made along the seventies, being the majority from 1971 to 1973.

Sound Quality: 9.5 (although issues on some tracks liken CD ripping errors)

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
 - Disc 1 -
8/12/71 Paris Theater, London:
01.Maybe I Will
02.I Could've Had Religion
03.Crest of a Wave        
04.Messin' with the Kid
1/7/72 BBC:
05.Tore Down
06.Used To Be
07.Hoodoo Man
08.Pistol Slapper Blues
09.The Cuckoo
10.Going to my Hometown
11.In Your Town  

 - Disc 2 -
01.Bullfrog Blues
7/10/72 Bob Harris Show:
02.I Could've Had Religion
03.Messin' with the Kid
04.The Cuckoo
2/5/73 Tommy Vance Show:
05.a.Walk on Hot Coals
05.b.Banker's Blues
2/21/73 Saturday Rock Show:
05.Unmilitary Two Step
06.If I Had a Reason      
5/12/73 Saturday Rock Show:
07.Tattoo'd Lady  
08.Cradle Rock
09.A Million Miles Away
6/20/74 Bob Harris Show:
10.Tattoo'd Lady            
11.Messin' with the Kid
8/19/77 N. Horne Show
14.I Will Take What I Want

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June 24, 2014

Spirit - Paramount Theatre, Seattle 1971

Time to hear some Spirit music again, for me one of the bands that released better records in the end of the sixties.
Recorded from a broadcast with some oscillations this one took place at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle on 1971.

Sound Quality: 8.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
Disc One
01 - Intro-Something You Must Say
02 - Nature's Way
03 - Just Care About Me (cut)
04 - Hey Joe
05 - Improvisation
06 - Veruska

Disc Two
01 - Going Away Somewhere
02 - Tow The Line
03 - It's All The Same
04 - I Got A Line On You
05 - Set Me Free-Outro

June 17, 2014

Jo Jo Gunne - Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island (1973)

Jo Jo Gunne was the band Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes formed after they left Spirit, Mark however left after the recording of the first album.
Between 1972 and 1974 Jo Jo Gunne released four good albums with the first one getting some commercial success that decreased on the next three and they would split around 1975. Jay Ferguson followed on a solo career from which we had a taste of on this post: Jay Ferguson - Roslyn NY
This show we have here was a broadcast from the Ultrasonic Studios in Long Island.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 Roll Over Me
02 Babylon
03 Intro-99 Days-Run Run Run
04 Rock Around The Symbol
05 Special Situations
06 Rhoda
07 Take Me Down Easy
08 Shake That Fat
09 Brokin' Down Man
10 DJ outro


June 16, 2014

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon 2002

Another highly recommended show shared by the Rippin Frog: Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers.

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Washington, Thackery co-founded The Nighthawks with Mark Wenner in 1972 and went on to record over twenty albums with them. In 1986 he began touring with The Assassins, a six-piece original blues, rock and R&B ensemble which he had previously helped start as a vacation band when The Nighthawks took one of their rare breaks. Originally billed as Jimmy Thackery and The Assassins, the band toured the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and Texas regions. The Assassins released a variety of recordings on the Seymour record label, two on vinyl (No Previous Record and Partners in Crime) and the 1989 CD Cut Me Loose.
In the wake of the Assassins 1991 break-up, Thackery has been leading a trio, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, whose early recordings were for the San Francisco, California based Blind Pig Records. In 2002 Thackery released, We Got It, his first album on Telarc and in 2006, In the Natural State with Earl and Ernie Cate on Rykodisc. In 2007, he released Solid Ice again with The Drivers His latest album 'Feel the Heat' was released in April 2011.

Rippin Frog


June 13, 2014

Howlin' Wolf - Live in Denver 73

There was a request asking for Howlin' Wolf music and our friend Rippin Frog managed to get this show here, one more time big thanks to the 'frog.

Howlin' Wolf (a/k/a Chester Burnett) was one of the true originals of the blues. His recordings for Sun and Chess from the 1950's until his death in 1976 are among the finest Chicago blues recordings of all time. Few vocalists possess the power and passion of Howlin' Wolf.
This concert is with eddie shaw and his band   unfortunately Howlin wolf is only on the last few tracks  stilll  a great set!!
Anyone looking for the Wolf live stuff I recommend Howlin Wolf Live in Cambridge Ma 1966 and Live in Europe 1964 you cant go wrong with these ! there is a couple other bootlegs like Live Key Largo's, Chicago (2-23-69) but sound quality of these is poor at best if anyone interested I guess i could load at some point.

Rippin Frog


June 11, 2014

James Harman X 3

Next posts will be focused on Blues starting with 3 shows by James Harman.
It's a Rippin' Frog presentation for Soundaboard.

Live at KUNI-FM Cedar Falls 1985


JULY 19, 1988

Recorded with
Nakamichi CM300s and Sony D5
Sony stand alone
EAC/WAV/Flac level 8

Music journalist Tony Russell described Harman as an "amusing songwriter and an excellent,
unfussy blues harp player"
Harman performed as a blues harmonica player and singer in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere before
moving to southern California in the 1970s. There, his Icehouse Blues Band played alongside Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker,  Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B. B. King, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Albert Collins.[3] In 1977 he formed the James Harman Band. Over the years their line-up has included Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman, who left in 1978 to form The Blasters; Gene Taylor, who departed in 1981, also to join  the Blasters before moving on to The Fabulous Thunderbirds; and Kid Ramos. Alumni also included the late Hollywood Fats who, after leaving his own band in 1980, played alongside Harman for five years.
Harman became known as a skilled, reliable musician, whether for a backing band or leading his own ensemble. His band recorded several albums during the 1980s, before settling in 1990 at Black Top Records.
Numerous Harman songs have been used in films and on television, including "Kiss of Fire" (from Those Dangerous Gentlemen), which was on the soundtrack of The Accused. Harman has received
several W. C. Handy Blues Award nominations, for songs on his own releases and on other artists' albums. He has been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and received the "Best Blues Album of the Year"  award from the Real Blues magazine.
James Harman blues artist since 1962, 31 releases as of 2013, tours 28 countries every spring, summer and fall. He is most likely playing somewhere today !!
Dont miss him if he is in your neighbourhood!


James Harman Band

1996 Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland OR
July 5, 1996
recorded from KBOO FM Broadcast - 56 MINUTES

01. Torgueflite 727
02. Too Right To Run
03. Crazy By Degrees
04. Mad 'Bout Something
05. Swamp Night
06. Allright Now
07. The Four Questions #1
08. Modern Numbers Game
09. I Declare

James Harman - vocals, harmonica
Robert "Sugarboy" Easton - guitar
"Butcherknife" Joe Leone - bass
Ronnie Mack - drums


June 6, 2014

Canned Heat - The Ark, Boston 1969

Boogie music with Canned Heat playing live at The Ark in Boston on June, 1969.
Some tracks of this show have been included in a couple of official releases and were left out from this share.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: Soundboard

Track List:
1 - Tuning
2 - Big Road Blues
6 - Bring It On Home
7 - Brand New Baby
8 - Number Nine Train

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June 3, 2014

The Yardbirds - Stockholm 1967

Same place, same year, but now... The Yardbirds.
Recorded on April 4 from the Swedish radio what we have here is a powerful band with an impressive sound for the era.

Sound Quality: 9

Source:  FM Broadcast

Track List:  
01 - Shapes of Things
02 - Heart Full of Soul
03 - You're a Better Man Than I
04 - Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
05 - Over Under Sideways Down
06 - Little Games
07 - My Baby
08 - I'm a Man

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