Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gene Clark - Cinegrill, Hollywood - April 1991 - R.I.P. Gene Clark - 26 Years Ago Today


       

Gene Clark - Cinegrill, Hollywood - April 1991

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Gene Clark - Vocal,Guitar
Garth Beckington – Guitar
Rick Schlosser - Drums
Jon Faurot – Bass
Stewart Elster - Keyboards

This file combines songs from Gene Clark’s last ever performances, at The Cinegrill, Hollywood, on 12, 13 and 14 April 1991

He would be found dead five weeks later, on May 24, 1991 – 26 years ago today.

Some songs are uncomplete.

One big WMA file - no tracks splitting.

Audience Recordings.

Over 134 minutes long.

01 Silver Raven
02 Don’t Let Me Down
03 Rain Song
04 Train Leaves Here This Morning
05 Here Without You
06 Eight Miles High
07 I Shall Be Released
08 She Darked The Sun
09 Train Leaves Here This Morning
10 Don’t Let Me Down
11 Life And Times
12 I Shall Be Released
13 Eight Miles High
14 Chimes Of Freedom
15 I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
16 Eight Miles High
17 Your Fire Burning
18 She Darkened The Sun
19 Don’t Let Me Down
20 Rain Song
21 I Shall Be Released
22 Mr Tambourine Man
23 Life And Times

Images included

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Long Players With Guests Play The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” And More




The Long Players With Guests Play The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” And More

The Mercy Lounge, Nashville, Tennessee – March 25, 2017

The Long Players

With guests:

Walter Egan, Craig Fuller, Patrick Fuller, John Jorgenson, Chuck Mead, Gary Nicholson,  Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, Buddy Wego, Emmylou Harris, John Jorgensen…

The founding members of The Long Players include Bill Lloyd (from 80’s hit country-rockers Foster & Lloyd), Steve Allen (from LA power-pop icons 20/20), Steve Ebe (from Memphis rock band Human Radio), John Deaderick (sideman to Michael McDonald/Dixie Chicks/Patty Griffin/etc.) and Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen’s E. St. Band).

When Tallent moved from Nashville in 2007, The Long Players enlisted musician/record producer, Brad Jones (who has worked with Josh Rouse, Jill Sobule and many others) to take over bass duties.

The Long Players are a group of Nashville-based musicians who have, since 2004, taken classic albums and performed them live in their original sequence. Recruiting guest artists from their exceptional musical community, the band has celebrated over 50 seminal albums over the last seven years and gained national notoriety with feature news stories by NPR Radio ’’0All Things Considered’’, The Associated Press and Reuters / Billboard Magazine.

Their faithful renditions of LPs like Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde” (with sidemen from the original album, Al Kooper and Charlie McCoy sitting in) or The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” (with Stones sax man Bobby Keys sitting in), have raised the bar of what “playing in a cover band” is all about. Their sporadic shows are treated by both fans and the band as a celebration of the music that shaped their lives.

They have now artfully recreated the grooves from about 60 different classic rock records. But, like band leader Bill Lloyd said from the Mercy Lounge stage, “It was about time we did a country record in Nashville”. Their choice was The Byrds’ “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”, the mostly-overlooked at the time (but now-considered groundbreaking) foundation for the marriage of country and rock. The guy mostly to blame for the way the record turned out was of course Mr. Cosmic American Music himself, Cecil Ingram Connor, also known as Gram Parsons. Therefore, it was natural for the Long Players to bill tonight’s customary encore segment as a celebration of the music of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Gram Parsons.
The Long Players previously performed “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” a few years ago at a special engagement in Colorado and had once considered doing it here during the Americana Festival. The Colorado gig featured former Byrd, Flying Burrito Brother, Manassas and Desert Rose Band founding member Chris Hillman as a special guest. For tonight’s Mercy Lounge show, “special guests” were advertised, but with Emmylou Harris’ Bonaparte’s Retreat as the show’s featured charity, she was certainly the odds-on favorite to appear.
It was a great cast for the evening even without Miss Emmylou. New to the Long Players stage were the album-namesake country sister duo Sweethearts Of The Rodeo and country-rocker Craig Fuller, the man behind Pure Prairie League’s “Aimée”. Guitar-master John Jorgensen who played with Chris Hillman in The Desert Rose Band was also on hand. Pedal steel player, Lloyd Green, who played on the original 1968 record was in the house, but did not perform.

Guest player Pete Finney kicked things off with the pedal steel intro of the record’s lead track, “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”, from Bob Dylan’s LP “The Basement Tapes”, in what would be the first of four Dylan songs in the set. Jorgenson’s slick guitar and solid vocals started things off on a high note, and the evening never seemed to falter.
Emmylou made her surprise entrance for the third song to sing on the Louvin Brothers “The Christian Life” and gave the night its first Gram Parsons story. She recalled that her first exposure to the Louvins came on a photo-less cassette Gram gave her, and how she thought brother Ira was a girl!
Local songwriter and bluesman Gary Nicholson was the perfect choice for soulster William Bell’s “You Don’t Miss Your Water”. His Gram story was about when he let a young Parsons stay at his Nashville crash pad, and how Gram later helped Gary’s band get into the Palomino talent night competition in L.A. which they wound up winning.
Kristine Arnold of the Sweethearts wore a beautiful green Nudie shirt that she said once belonged to original Byrds drummer Michael Clarke. She got it indirectly through Phil “Road Mangler” Kaufman, who got it from Clarke in trade for a Flying Burrito Brothers tee-shirt.
Walter Egan knew Emmylou in her early Washington D.C. days, and he told his story of how Gram and she sang for the first-time ever in his kitchen. Walter’s song “Hearts Of Fire” was on Gram’s “Grievous Angel” album, and as Bill Lloyd earlier alluded might happen, history was made when he and Emmy sang this song together in tonight’s encore segment.

With the songs being short, the album segment was over in just 45 minutes. After a short break, the band returned for the encore segment of an hour of Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and of course more Byrds. As for the latter, however, the Rickenbackers came out, and we got to hear some of the non-country side of the diverse band that The Byrds were, including two numbers written by the often overlooked but brilliant Gene Clark.

This was a remarkable evening in the history of this great Nashville institution called The Long Players. It was also a fine celebration of a seminal album that will soon turn 50 years old.

Audience Recording

Set 1

1. Intro (1:31)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (John Jorgenson) (5:08)
3. I Am A Pilgrim (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) (4:45)
4. The Christian Life (Emmylou Harris) (3:51)
5. You Don't Miss Your Water (Gary Nicholson) (5:01)
6. You're Still On My Mind (Craig Fuller) (3:19)
7. Pretty Boy Floyd (Buddy Wego) (3:51)
8. Hickory Wind (Craig Fuller) (4:37)
9. One Hundred Years From Now (Walter Egan) (4:30)
10. Blue Canadian Rockies (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) (3:09)
11. Life In Prison (Patrick Fuller) (3:26)
12. Nothing Was Delivered (Chuck Mead) (5:09)

Set 2

1. Christine's Tune (Buddy Wego) (4:06)
2. Wheels (Emmylou Harris and Gary Nicholson) (4:02)
3. Time Between (Brad Jones) (3:04)
4. Chimes Of Freedom (Bill Lloyd) (4:36)
5. She Don't Care About Time (John Jorgenson) (4:05)
6. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Chris James) (3:56)
7. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man (Craig Fuller) (6:34)
8. Deportee (Patrick Fuller) (5:22)
9. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Chuck Mead) (3:00)
10. Mr Tambourine Man (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo) (4:29)
11. The Bells Of Rhymney (Walter Egan) (5:07)
12. Hearts On Fire (Emmylou Harris and Walter Egan) (5:31)
13. Ooh Las Vegas (Emmylou Harris) (4:44)
14. You Ain't Going Nowhere (ALL) (6:34)

Artwork Included (front, back, pictures)

The link to download this concert was sent to Rocking--Byrd by a faithful visitor. Many thanks to him.

The text comment was present in the original download. Thanks to the unknown original taper and uploader.

The artist mentioned between parentheses is the main performer.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Kentucky Colonels – The Hoot – Practice Sessions 1962 – Disc 3


The Kentucky Colonels – The Hoot – Practice Sessions – Disc 3

Rehearsals (1962)

The link to download these files was sent to me by a visitor of this blog. He doesn’t want his name to be published. Many thanks to him.

From the original notes:

“The set list information comes from the internet. The audio is left completely unedited from the CDs extractions. This is a recording of the group practicing; it is not all polished material, some songs are incomplete, and there are often long breaks between songs with talking.”

1.  Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (0:46)
2.  Little Maggie (2:26)
3.  Pearly Booth (3:29)
4.  (I'm On My Way To) Canaan's Land (0:09)
5.  Rawhide (4:14)
6.  White Dove (1:41)
7.  Close By (3:31)
8.  Turkey In The Straw (2:57)
9.  Instrumental (2:31)
10.  Footprints In The Snow (4:03)
11.  Mad Banjo (3:10)
12.  Instrumental Practice (0:48)
13.  Instrumental Practice (2:17)
14.  Instrumental Practice (2:00)
15.  Goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad (4:31)
16.  ...blank... (0:11)
17.  Fiddle Practice (2:37)
18.  Fiddle Practice (1:02)
19.  Close By (jokes) (2:52)
20.  Close By (4:17)
21.  Sitting On Top Of The World (2:20)
22.  Instrumental (2:23)
23.  Old Joe Clark (4:40)
24.  Orange Blossom Special (4:14)
25.  ...blank...more or less... (1:50)
26.  The Memory Of Your Smile (2:34)
27.  Instrumental (2:09)
28.  ...blank...more or less... (0:43)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Kentucky Colonels – The Hoot – Practice Sessions 1962 – Disc 2




The Kentucky Colonels – The Hoot – Practice Sessions – Disc 2

Rehearsals (1962)

The link to download these files was sent to me by a visitor of this blog. He doesn’t want his name to be published. Many thanks to him.

From the original notes:

“The set list information comes from the internet. The audio is left completely unedited from the CDs extractions. This is a recording of the group practicing; it is not all polished material, some songs are incomplete, and there are often long breaks between songs with talking.”

1.  White House Blues (2:26)
2.  Instrumental (3:19)
3.  No Setting Sun (2:51)
4.  On My Way (3:49)
5.  Bury Me Away (2:40)
6.  Mommy And Daddy Are Dead (3:44)
7.  Get Down On Your Knees And Pray (4:41)
8.  Instrumental (3:47)
9.  Close By (jokes) (2:44)
10.  Close By (4:19)
11.  Sitting On Top Of The World (2:36)
12.  Pretty Polly (3:36)
13.  Georgia Rose (2:52)
14.  Put My Little Shoes Away (2:57)
15.  Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (3:32)
16.  Nine Pound Hammer (2:44)
17.  Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2:52)
18.  Old Joe Clark (cut) (1:32)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Kentucky Colonels – The Hoot – Practice Sessions 1962 – Disc 1




The Kentucky Colonels – The Hoot – Practice Sessions – Disc 1

Rehearsals (1962)

The link to download these files was sent to me by a visitor of this blog. He doesn’t want his name to be published. Many thanks to him.

From the original notes:

“The set list information comes from the internet. The audio is left completely unedited from the CDs extractions. This is a recording of the group practicing; it is not all polished material, some songs are incomplete, and there are often long breaks between songs with talking.”

1.  Roaming Rambler (2:55)
2.  I Know I'm Over You (5:07)
3.  Earl's Breakdown (4:03)
4.  The Memory Of Your Smile (5:03)
5.  Orange Blossom Special (2:04)
6.  Instrumental (2:57)
7.  Instrumental (2:51)
8.  Instrumental (2:20)
9.  Instrumental (2:22)
10.  John Henry (2:48)
11.  Crank It Up (3:33)
12.  Instrumental (4:11)
13.  Walking The Dog (3:37)
14.  Cabin On The Hill (5:07)
15.  Little Maggie (3:08)
16.  Fire On The Mountain (3:10)
17.  White House Blues (4:00)
18.  Muleskinner Blues (5:04)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Byrds – Never again






The Byrds – Never again

SPA - The Early Years – 02-CD 3315 (Europe 1989)

* Tracks 12 and 16 (two Bob Dylan songs) are by a female singer backed by a band sounding like The Byrds. At the time this CD came out, the tracks were said to be demos for a then-unknown singer trying to jump on the “Dylan songs = hits” bandwagon and that the backing band was The Byrds. I have more than serious doubts about that but who knows?

1. Band Intro + Hey Joe (Stockholm 1967) (2:54)
2. My Back Pages (Stockholm 1967) (3:35)
3. Mr Tambourine Man (Stockholm 1967) (2:26)
4. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Stockholm 1967) (3:00)
5. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Stockholm 1967) (3:05)
6. The Bells Of Rhymney (Stockholm 1967) (3:36)
7. Roll Over Beethoven + Outro (Stockholm 1967) (2:48)
8. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Monterey 1967) (2:56)
9. Hey Joe (Monterey 1967) (2:36)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (Monterey 1967) (2:50)
11. Turn Turn Turn (Studio Demo 1966) (4:05)
12. I Don't Believe You (Studio Demo 1966) (2:28) *
13. Eight Miles High (Studio Demo 1966) (3:57)
14. I Know You Rider (Studio Demo 1966) (2:42)
15. Scrambled Egg Jam (aka John Riley) (Studio Demo 1966) (2:57)
16. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Studio Demo 1965) (3:04) *

Artwork Included (front, back, inside, CD)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Clarence White, Tony Rice, Larry Rice, Bobby Slone – The Last Meeting 1973




Clarence White, Tony Rice, Larry Rice, Bobby Slone – The Last Meeting 1973

1. John Hardy (5:16)
2. I Am A Pilgrim (6:22)
3. Bugle Call Rag (6:08)
4. New River Train (4:11)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Byrds – De Doelen 1970 [July 4, 1970 (first set)]




The Byrds – De Doelen 1970

De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands – July 4, 1970 (first set)

Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons, Skip Battin

This is the best sounding version of this concert (FM broadcast).

1. Intro (Dutch spoken) (0:34)
2. Lover Of The Bayou (4:18)
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:33)
4. Old Blue (3:35)
5. Well Come Back Home (3:48)
6. My Back Pages (2:37)
7. B.J. Blues (1:00)
8. Baby, What You Want Me To Do (2:51)
9. He Was A friend Of Mine (2:57)
10. Willin' (3:42)
11. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (1:18)
12. Take A Whiff (On Me) (4:03)
13. Wheels On Fire (5:59)
14. Hold It (1:13)
15. Outro And Announcements (Dutch spoken) (0:32)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Many thanks to David for providing the files.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Long Beach 1978




McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Long Beach 1978

Terrace Theater, Long Beach, California - May 20, 1978

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Chris Hillman (guitar, vocals)
Gene Clark (guitar, vocals)

1. Don't You Write Her Off (3:09)
2. Release Me Girl (3:55)
3. Train Leaves Here This Morning (3:54)
4. Crazy Ladies (3:24)
5. Chestnut Mare (6:27)
6. Mr Tambourine Man (6:07)
7. Feelin' Higher (4:10)
8. Lover Of The Bayou (3:15)
9. You Ain't Going Nowhere (5:05)
10. Turn Turn Turn (3:52)
11. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:08)
12. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (2:57)
13.
Eight Miles High (5:56)
14. Bye Bye Baby (4:52)
15. Coming Events Announcements (0:52)

Artwork Included (front, back)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Rick Roberts – Academy Of Music, New York, NY – 1975-05-25 + Firefall – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX – 1976-06-22




Rick Roberts – Academy Of Music, New York, NY – 1975-05-25

Firefall – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX – 1976-06-22

Part One:

Rick Roberts (vocals, guitar)

This concert was recorded between the end of The Flying Burrito Brothers and the start of Firefall. Many songs performed here were either songs he did with The Burritos, or songs from his then just released solo LP “She Is A Song”, or songs that would later be re-recorded with Firefall.

Rick Roberts – Academy Of Music, New York, NY – 1975-05-25

1. Company (3:24)
2. Four Days Of Rain (2:43)
3. Mexico (3:22)
4. She Made Me Lose My Blues (2:29)
5. Colorado (4:50)
6. Drunk And Dirty (2:40)
7. The Fast One (2:38)

Part Two:

Rick Roberts (vocals, guitar)
Larry Burnett (vocals, guitar)
Jock Bartley (lead guitar, vocals)
Mark Andes (bass)
Michael Clarke (drums)
David Muse (keyboards, saxophone, percussion, flute, harmonica)

Firefall – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX – 1976-06-22

8. Do What You Want (4:20)
9. You'll Never Know (5:50)
10. Even Steven (4:45)
11. You Are The Woman (2:35)
12. Love Isn't All (3:58)
13. No Way Out (6:03)
14. Livin' Ain't Livin' (6:22)
15. Mexico (5:25)

Artwork Included (front, back)

This is one I got in a trade decades ago. Thanks to Mike M.