March 31, 2020

Robert Cray Kenny Wayne Shepperd Eric Bibb LIVE London Blues Fest 2012

London BluesFest  
Paul Jones Show
BBC Radio 2 FM

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
June 26th

1. Bouncing Back
2. Fix This
3. Smoking Gun
4. I’m Done Crying

Islington Assembly Hall
July 4th

1. Never Lookin’ Back
2. Somehow, Somewhere, Someway
3. Yer Blues
4. Blue On Black
5. Oh Well

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
June 27th

1. Goin’ Down Slow
2. Walkin’ Blues Again
3. Flood Water
4. Troubador
5. New Home

In these difficult times  pls support your scene!
buy a cd or something(on line off course)


March 29, 2020

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bottom Line, New York 1979

George Thorogood & The Destroyers at the Bottom Line, New York on January 16,  1979.
This was a broadcast from WNEW and the recording includes the complete concert gathered from two different sources including encores and dj talking.

Sound Quality: 9.5-

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01. Intro
02. House Of Blue Lights
03. House Rent Blues / One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
04. Ride On Josephine
05. Cocaine Blues
06. It Wasn't Me
07. Madison Blues
08. The Sky Is Cryin'
09. New Hawaiian Boogie
10. Who Do You Love
11. Johnny B. Goode

12. No Particular Place To Go
13. Reelin' And Rockin'

March 27, 2020

Bugs Henderson LIVE Dan's Silverleaf, Denton, TX 2006-12-15

Dan's Silverleaf, 
Denton, TX  

One of the best blues rocker there ever was !
Texas best party band!

Disc 1
01  Instrumental opening.mp3
02  Custom Made.mp3
03   Look What Love Can Do.mp3
04  Jelly Roll.mp3
05   What You Want me To Do.mp3
06  The Town Pump.mp3
07  Smokehouse Blues.mp3
08  Heartbreak.mp3
09  Instrumental Medley.mp3

Disc 2
01   Hold the Line.mp3
02  Just The Same.mp3
03  Ticket to Ride.mp3
04  Another Day In Paradise.mp3
05  Highway 61 Revisited.mp3
06  Rock Me Baby.mp3



March 25, 2020

The Rolling Stones - Live at Nationwide Arena, Columbus 2002

A good audience recording by the Rolling Stones sent to us by Vinegar Joe, thanks!
Live at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
This is part of a release called More Hot Licks by Vinyl Gang Productions.

Part 1 
1. Intro/Start Me Up
2. It's Only Rock'n Roll(But I Like It)
3. If You Can't Rock Me
4. Don't Stop
5. Rocks Off
6. No Expectations
7. Stray Cat Blues
8. Street Fighting Man
9. Sympathy For The Devil
10. Tumbling Dice
11. Band intro
12. Slipping Away
13. Before They Make Me Run

Part 2
1. Love Train
2. You Got Me Rocking
3. Can't You Hear Me Knocking?
4. Honky Tonk Women
5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
6. Mannish Boy
7. Like A Rolling Stone
8. Brown Sugar
9. Midnight Rambler
10. Jumping Jack Flash

Part 1
Part 2

March 23, 2020

Mel Brown & The Homewreckers Under Yonder -Live At Pop The Gator '91 -2016

Under Yonder -
Live At Pop The Gator '91 

The tracks presented here were recorded during two shows in March 1991 and Denny Freeman, the Austin-based blues guitarist flew in for the gig with his old friend Mel Brown. Freeman and Mel had played together for years in the house band at that most famous of Austin blues institutions – Antones. With Mel and Denny are John Lee on keys, Leo Valvasori on bass and Randall Coryell on drums — the original members of the house band at Pop the Gator.

This is a recording of classic-electric blues. It fuses the old, musical traditions of mid-20th Century Mississippi, the soundtrack of Mel’s childhood in the Flowood section of Jackson, with electric guitars. This recording is a vivid, living reminder of the wonderful years (1989-1994) when music fans lined up outside Pop the Gator to see some of the greatest in blues, R&B and barrel house – Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, Otis Clay, Etta James and Marcia Ball, among many others.

10/10 for sound quality   and 12/10 for the show!

Mel Brown - Guitar and vocals
Denny Freeman - Guitar

The Homewreckers:
John Lee - Keyboards
Leo Valvassori - Bass
Randall Coryell - Drums


01. Intro - Shawn's Shuffle (Live) (6:20)
02. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (Live) (7:54)
03. Georgia On My Mind (Live) (6:10)
04. Get Out My Life Woman (Live) (6:15)
05. Blues On The Green (Live) (6:31)
06. Band Outro Jam (Live) (3:02)
07. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Live) (7:22)
08. Under Yonder Blues (Live) (6:54)
09. I Got My Mojo Workin' (Live) (6:48)

Hard working bands will need you again once the mess is over !

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March 21, 2020

Rory Gallagher - L.A. 1976 & SAN DIEGO 1974

Rory Gallagher
L.A. 1976 & SAN DIEGO 1974

Two great FM recordings
from the Irish legend

Disc 1 (L.A. 1976):
1. Introduction
2. Moonchild
3. Secret Agent
4. Calling Card
5. I Take What I Want/Watch Your Step
6. Bought & Sold
7. Out On The Western Plain
8. Do You Read Me
9. Souped Up Ford/Want-Ad Blues

Disc 2 (San Diego 1974):
1. Hands Off
2. Bullfrog Blues
3. Early In The Morning
4. A Million Miles Away
5. In Your Town

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March 19, 2020

John Mellencamp LIVE Lincoln, Nebraska August 12th, 1982

Lincoln, Nebraska  
August 12th, 1982

King Biscuit Flower Hour FM Broadcast

John Mellencamp - Vocals
John Casella - Keyboards
Mike Wanchic - Guitar
Larry Crane - Guitar
Toby Myers - Bass
Carroll Sue Hill - Vocals
Pat Peterson - Vocals
Kenny Aronoff - Drums

1. Bill Minkin Intro / 30 Days In The Hole
2. Ain't Even Done With The Night
3. Thundering Hearts 
4. Hand To Hold On To  
5. Fire And Water 
6. Hurts So Good 
7. Jack & Diane 
8. A Little Night Dancin' 
9. This Time 
10. I Need A Lover 


March 17, 2020

Jon Butcher Axis - Uncle Sam's, Washington D.C. 1983

A concert presenting the first album of the Jon Butcher Axis, power trio with Jon Butcher (guitar and vocals), Chris Martin (bass) and Derek Blevins (drums).
Recorded from a BBC Rock Hour rebroadcast sometime in the 1990's, the radio dj introduces the show as being at Uncle Sam's, Washington D.C.

Sound Quality: 9+

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 - Phone conversation on Radio
02 - Radio Announcer Introduction
03 - Announcer Introduction > It's Only Words
04 - Ocean In Motion
05 - Cats Go Crazy
06 - Sentinel
07 - Information
08 - New Man
09 - Protection
10 - Fairlight
11 - You Lost Your Mind And Your Boyfriend Too
12 - Not Fade Away
13 - Radio Announcer

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March 15, 2020

Luther Allison LIVE North Sea Jazz Festival 1996.07.13-1996

North Sea Jazz Festival  

 Short set here from one of the great ones!

01 move from the 'hood
02 you don't know
03 cherry red wine
04 walking papers
05 big city
06 serious
07 you are so beautiful
08 soul fixin' man

LINKS  JULY 17  21


March 13, 2020

Robby Krieger - Double Dose (2018 and 2019)

The Doors's music by one of its creators, Robby Krieger.
Here we have two good audience sourced shows shared by Vinegar Joe!

Court of Honor Stage, The Big E
West Springfield, MA

Part 1
Part 2

Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis, MD

Part 1
Part 2

March 11, 2020

Johnny Winter LIVE Piazza Blues Bellinzona June 27 2003


Piazza Blues Bellinzona  
June 27   2003

The great Johnny Winter 
 Always a popular pick on the blog!


Johnny Winter: guitar, vocals
Scott Spray: bass
Wayne June: drums, vocals
James Montgomery: harp, vocals


01. Hideaway 10:24
02. Sugar Coated Love 5:04
03. She Likes To Boogie Real Low 5:40
04. Goodtime Charlie 2:29
05. Sick & Tired 5:53
06. Start Over Again 4:46
07. Black Jack 16:31
08. Tore Down 3:34
09. Mona 4:54
10. Got My Mojo Working 4:22
11. Highway 61 Revisited 5:28


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March 10, 2020

Pete Jones - The Platform, Morecambe, UK 2020

Pete Jones

The Platform, Morecambe, UK

29th February 2020

I went to see Pendragon at The Platform

Support was from the amazing Pete Jones
(Tiger Moth Tales/Red Bazar/Camel)
He never fails to impress.
Great singer/songwriter and a wizard
on keys, guitar and sax.
This was a solo gig with just a mic & keys.

01 Intro

02 Don't Let Go, Feels Alright
03 The Ballad Of Longshanks John
04 The Musical Box
05 Blackbird
06 Long Goodbyes
07 A Visit To Chigwick

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March 8, 2020

Smoke Fairies - Roter Salon, Berlin 2012

Beautiful sounds in an intimate atmosphere with the Smoke Fairies at the Roter Salon in Berlin, Germany.
A show from June, 2012 in support of the album Blood Speaks which is played almost entirely.
They have recently put out a new album, Darkness Brings the Wonders Home, worth checking out if you like Smoke's music and I'd say what's not to like?
Official site

Sound Quality: 9.5+

Source: FM Broadcast

Track List:
01 Let me know
02 The three of us
03 Awake
04 Storm Song
05 Hideaway
06 Feel it coming near
07 Take me down when you go
08 Daylight
09 Dragon
10 Hotel Room
11 Blood Speaks
12 Summer fades
13 Gastown


March 6, 2020

Professor Longhair LIVE Philadelphia 23-08-75


Before Dr John,Fats Dominoes and the others...
there was  the great Professor Longhair

I believe this is from 2 different shows  so that would explain the repetitions of them tracks


first show
01.  Doing It
02.  Instrumental 
03.  Stag-O-Lee
04.  Instrumental 
05.  Everyday I Have the Blues
06.  Bald Head
07.  Bye, Bye Baby
08.  Hey Now Baby

second show
09.  Doing It
10.  Instrumental
11.  Tipitina
12.  Mess Around
13.  Bright Lights, Big City
14.  Stag-O-Lee
15.  Hey Now Baby
16.  Bye Bye Baby
17.  Bald Head
18.  Doing It


NOV 3/20


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March 4, 2020

America - Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk 2014

Here's a band that I didn't care about 30 years ago and could add to the list many others that probably fall on the soft rock category. It's maybe an age thing but I like them a lot now :)
Recorded at the Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk in 2014 probably from a TV broadcast, the sound is quite good.
They're currently on the course of the 50th Anniversary tour, check them out here.

Sound Quality: 9.5-

Source: TV(?)

Track List:
01. "interview 1"
02. Tin Man
03. You Can Do Magic
04. Don't Cross the River
05. Daisy Jane
06. Riverside
07. Ventura Highway
08. "interview 2"
09. The Border
10. Green Monkey
11. I Need You
12. Only in Your Heart
13. Lonely People
14. Sandman
15. Sister Golden Hair
16. A Horse with No Name
17. California Dreamin' (fades out)

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March 2, 2020

Rusty Zinn with Pinetop Perkins LIVE Berghoff Blues Festival, Monroe, WI 2001-09-15

Berghoff Blues Festival, 
Monroe, WI 

Pinetop Perkins strutting its stuff  like a 
young 87 years old he was at the time!
With a solid Zinn as a back up band!


01. Intro-Don't turn my love away.mp3
02. drinking my last dime.mp3
03. the chill.mp3
04. band intros - dying on the vine.mp3
05. one no good man.mp3
06. sad old lonesome day.mp3
07. mimi.mp3
08. Pinetop intro - chicken shack boogie.mp3
09. Miss ida B.mp3
10. big fat mama.mp3
11. how long blues.mp3
12. got my mojo workin.mp3
(I removed this track  as it was damaged)
13. sweet home chicago.mp3

128 KBS RIP 
but very decent sounding copy


April 6/21