February 27, 2015

Steely Dan - Los Angeles 1974

Time to have aboard this great recording that has been shared in various places under different names over the net.
It's a classic performance unfortunately edited and shortened for radio broadcast and presents Steely Dan promoting the landmark album Pretzel Logic, at the Record Plant in Los Angeles.

Sound Quality: 9.5

Source: Pre-FM

Track List:
01 - Intro
02 - Bodhisattva
03 - The Boston Rag
04 - Do It Again
05 - Any Major Dude
06 - King Of The World
07 - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
08 - Pretzel Logic
09 - Your Gold Teeth II
10 - Reelin' In The Years
11 - This All Too Mobile Home

MP3 - mirror

February 20, 2015

Styx - Winterland Arena, San Francisco 1976

Styx recorded during the Equinox Tour '76 on a show at the Winterland, the emblematic arena in San Francisco that saw it's name on several live albums.
The band is in top form but this recording could use some mastering, the sound although clean is quite dry and poor at lower frequencies.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: Soundboard

Track List:
1 - Born For Adventure
2 - 22 Years
3 - Lorelei
4 - You Need Love
5 - Suite Madame Blue
6 - Lady
7 - Midnight Ride
8 - Light Up


February 17, 2015

V.A. East Coast Blues Summit (2011) Feat: Morgan Davis, Matt Andersen, Garrett Mason, Linda Carvery, Carson Downey, Kim Dunn

East Coast Blues Summit: 
Morgan Davis, Matt Andersen, Garrett Mason, 
Linda Carvery, Carson Downey, Kim Dunn.

Recorded: Mar. 10, 2011

Venue: CBC Studio 1, Halifax, NS

The Canadian East Coast has been a hotbed of blues music for,at least, the past fifty years. Many styles and influences...country blues, swing, urban and jump, to name a few, have contributed to what is now an east coast sound and approach.

CBC in the Maritimes decided the time was right to showcase this wealth of blues and to produce a musical special for radio, television and online. The East Coast Blues Summit brings together those influences, styles, and an incredible group of Maritime singers and musicians on one stage performing some of the music that inspired them as well as originals.

Matt Andersen, Morgan Davis, Linda Carvery, Garrett Mason, Theresa Mallenfant and Carson Downey are all award winning artists with deep blues roots and emotional delivery. The band is a special group of players, all being recording artists in their own right.

From the very first notes of rehearsals right through to showtime there was an atmosphere of excitement and joy to be playing together.
I recorded this from a CBC radio/podcast show
as a wave  cut track with Audacity


1    Chicken Shack     Jimmy Smith (composer)    4:51
2    Katie Mae     Lightnin' Hopkins (composer)    5:03
3    Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor     W.C. Handy, Bunk Johnson (composers)    4:21
4    CC Rider traditional    4:45
5    Before You Accuse Me Take A Look At Yourself     Elias McDaniel (composer)    4:58
6    If I Could Be With You     James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer (composers)    5:05
7    I Feel So Good    Big Bill Broonzy (composer)    3:47
8    Sure As You Live     Morgan Davis (composer)    5:15
9    VooDoo Woman     Koko Taylor (composer)    4:51
10    Remedy     Garrett Mason (composer)    4:40
11    Little By Little     Junior Wells (composer)    4:04
12    I Don't Want To Give In     Matt Andersen, Colin Linden (composers)    3:27
13    I Never Met A Woman (Quite Like You)     Carson Downey (composer)    4:15
14    [band introduction]    2:35
15    The More You Lie To Me     Artie White (composer)    4:52


February 16, 2015

Walter-Trout - Live Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA. 2004

Trout's career began on the Jersey coast scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He then decided to relocate to Los Angeles where he became a sideman for Percy Mayfield and Deacon Jones. He also worked in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex.
In 1981 he became the guitarist for Canned Heat.] This led to an invitation to play in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers where he shared the stage with fellow guitarist Coco Montoya. He left the Bluesbreakers in 1989 and formed the 'Walter Trout Band' which developed a successful following in Europe.
In 1994 the official Walter Trout Fan Club for the Netherlands and Belgium was founded, followed in 1996 by the official International Fan Club which has members in 14 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. In 2006 the official International Fan club celebrated its tenth anniversary by giving fan club members an exclusive live CD recorded in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was the last performance of the late bassist, Jimmy Trapp, who died in 2005.
In 1998 Trout released his self-titled US debut album and renamed his band 'Walter Trout and the Free Radicals' (later renamed 'Walter Trout and the Radicals' and currently simply 'Walter Trout'). Since that time Trout has been recording and touring in North America, Europe and India.

sound is 8/10

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February 12, 2015

Billy Squier - Salt Lake City 1984

This was recorded at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City during the tour of Signs of Life, the fourth album in Billy Squier's career.
I counted five tracks from it and on a side note the last one, Rock Me Tonite, had a promotional video that Billy himself considered as the main cause for a derailing on his career, so bad it was!
The rest of the song listing is composed of some classics including some of my favourites like In The Dark or The Stroke.

Sound Quality: 9

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 All Night Long
02 In The Dark
03 Whadda You Want From Me
04 Reach For The Sky
05 My Kinda Lover
06 Keep Me Satisfied
07 Learn How To Live
08 She's A Runner
09 Hand'Me-Downs
10 The Stroke
11 Take A Look Behind Ya
12 Everybody Wants You
13 (Another) 1984
14 Rock Me Tonight


February 7, 2015

Commander Cody Live Rotterdam 1973-08-28

Little bit of the 70ies!

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen 
 is an American country rock band founded in 1967. Core members included founder George Frayne IV (alias Commander Cody, born 19 July 1944, Boise City, Idaho) on keyboards & vocals; Billy C. Farlow (b. Decatur, Alabama) on vocals and harmonica; John Tichy (b. St. Louis, Missouri) on guitar and vocals; Bill Kirchen (b. 29 January 1948, Ann Arbor, Michigan) on lead guitar; Andy Stein (b. 31 August 1948, New York) on saxophone and fiddle; Paul "Buffalo" Bruce Barlow (b. 3 December 1948, Oxnard, California) on bass guitar; Lance Dickerson (b. 15 October 1948, Livonia, Michigan; died 10 November 2003, Fairfax, California) on drums; and Bobby Black on steel guitar.
The band's style mixed country, rock 'n' roll, Western swing, rockabilly, and jump blues together on a foundation of boogie-woogie piano. It was among the first country-rock bands to take its cues less from folk-rock and bluegrass and more from barroom country of the Ernest Tubb and Ray Price style. The band became known for marathon live shows.


Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
August 28, 1973
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
FM Broadcast recording, good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

01. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
02. (instrumental)
03. Boppin' The Blues
04. Everybody's Doing It
05. Wine Do Yer Stuff
06. Honeysuckle Honey
07. Mama Tried
08. Mama Hated Diesels
09. Shall We Meet (Beyond The River)
10. Kentucky Hills Of Tennessee
11. What's The Matter Now?
12. My Semi Truck Won't Start
13. Milk Cow Blues
14. Looking At The World Through A Windshield
15. Down To Seeds & Stems Again Blues
16. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar (excerpt, fade in and fade out)    

Joe Cocker & Grease Band - BBC Radio Sessions 1968


A little taste of the 60ies this time ! 

John Robert "Joe" Cocker, (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014)

The Grease Band 
 was a British rock band that originally formed as Joe Cocker's backing group. They appeared with Cocker during the 1960s, including his performance at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.[1] After Cocker formed the Mad Dogs & Englishmen band, the group released two albums without him in the 1970s.
Their keyboard player was Chris Stainton, another Sheffield born man (known to his friends as Robin) who went on to tour extensively with Eric Clapton. Bassist Alan Spenner and rhythm guitarist Neil Hubbard went on to play in the UK white soul band Kokomo; following this, Spenner worked in support of the late 1970s/early 1980s incarnation of Roxy Music. Drummer Bruce Rowland later joined Fairport Convention.[1] Henry McCullough was the Grease Band's lead guitarist, a role he later occupied in Paul McCartney's Wings

Joe Cocker & The Grease Band
BBC Radio 1 Sessions 1968
Rebroadcast on Alan "Fluff" Freeman's Saturday Rock Show

BBC Radio 1 FM

01. Run Shaker Life
02. With A Little Help From My Friends
03. Marjorine
04. A Change In Louise
05. Can't Be So Bad
06. Let's Go Get Stoned
07. That's Your Business
08. Delta Lady
09. Hitchcock Railway
10. Fluff with track info


February 5, 2015

Whitford St. Holmes - Cardi's, Houston, TX 1981

After leaving Aerosmith around 1980 Brad Whitford made a project with Derek St Holmes called Whitford/St. Holmes. They recorded one album and also did some touring with relative success.
This recording is from one of those dates at Cardi's in Houston, Texas.

Sound Quality: 8.5

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 I Need Love
02 Shy Away
03 Whiskey Woman
04 Does It Really Matter
05 Spanish Boy
06 Every Morning
07 Action
08 Sharpshooter