Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Kentucky Colonels - Four Days At The Cabale - Day 4 - April 19, 1964



The Kentucky Colonels – Four Days At The Cabale – Day 4

Live At The Cabale, Berkeley, CA – April 19, 1964

Clarence White - guitar
Roland White - mandolin
Billy Ray Lathum – banjo
Roger Bush - bass

Disc 1

1. Intro (0:12)
2. Hot Corn, Cold Corn (2:03)
3. Lonesome Road Blues (2:57)
4. Memories Of Mother And dad (3:27)
5. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (2:19)
6. Roanoke (2:29)
7. Uncle Pen (2:40)
8. Feast Here Tonight (2:33)
9. Clinch Mountain Backstep (1:22)
10. Way Down Town (2:29)
11. Wildwood Flower (2:10)
12. Listen To The Mockingbird (2:19)
13. Cumberland Gap (1:58)
14. Pass Me Not By (2:33)
15. Shady Grove (1:24)

Disc 2

1. Intro (0:38)
2. Ground Hog (2:09)
3. Pike Country Breakdown (2:51)
4. In The Pines (3:28)
5. Mocking Banjo (1:46)
6. Pig In A Pen (2:36)
7. Rose Of Old Kentucky (2:41)
8. Salt Creek (2:18)
9. Footprints In The Snow (3:03)
10. Solder's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:46)
11. I Am A Pilgrim (2:59)
12. Wicked Path Of Sin (2:17)
13. Get Down On Your Knees And Pray (2:55)
14. Rawhide (2:35)

Artwork Included

The Kentucky Colonels - Four Days At The Cabale - Day 3 - April 18, 1964



The Kentucky Colonels – Four Days At The Cabale – Day 3

Live At The Cabale, Berkeley, CA – April 18, 1964

Clarence White - guitar
Roland White - mandolin
Billy Ray Lathum – banjo
Roger Bush - bass

Disc 1

1. Wildwood Flower (2:01)
2. New River Train (2:15)
3. Last Railway To Heaven (2:59)
4. Working On A Building (2:53)
5. White House Blues (2:15)
6. Instrumental Intro (0:15)
7. Ground Hog (2:08)
8. Instrumental (2:23)
9. Sitting Alone In The Moonlight (2:21)
10. Baby Girl (2:41)
11. Orange Blossom Special (instrumental) (3:20)
12. Orange Blossom Special (vocal) (1:42)
13. I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home (2:35)
14. Foggy Mountain Special (2:22)
15. Walking The Dog (with Sandy Rothman) (2:47)
16. Someday We'll Meet Again (2:48)
17. Turkey In The Straw (1:53)
18. Journey's End (3:01)
19. Blue And Lonesome (3:10)
20. Black Mountain Rag (1:29)
21. Crawdad Song (2:36)
22. Get Down On Your Knees And Pray (2:34)
23. Bluegrass Breakdown (2:50)

Disc 2

1. Intrumental Intro (0:11)
2. Salty Dog Blues (2:32)
3. Fire On The Banjo (1:47)
4. In The Pines (3:18)
5. Black Cow (2:26)
6. Rabbit In The Log (1:51)
7. Hard Hearted (2:37)
8. Hear The Whistle Blow A Hundred Miles (2:53)
9. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (2:37)
10. Buckin' Mule (2:17)
11. Footprints In The Snow (2:47)
12. Foggy Mountain Rock (1:47)
13. Down The Road (3:13)
14. House Of Gold (2:53)
15. Over The Glory Land (2:59)
16. Wait A Little Longer (2:57)
17. Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2:46)

Artwork Included

The Kentucky Colonels - Four Days At The Cabale - Day 2 - April 17, 1964




The Kentucky Colonels – Four Days At The Cabale – Day 2

Live At The Cabale, Berkeley, CA – April 17, 1964

Clarence White - guitar
Roland White - mandolin
Billy Ray Lathum – banjo
Roger Bush - bass

Disc 1

1. Little Maggie (3:34)
2. Wildwood Flower (3:10)
3. New River Train (3:18)
4. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (3:49)
5. Barefoot Nellie (2:03)
6. Intro (0:51)
7. Salty Dog Blues (2:18)
8. Stoney Creek (1:52)
9. Poison Love (2:50)
10. Way Downtown (2:24)
11. When You And I Were Young (2:13)
12. Uncle Pen (3:11)
13. White House Blues (3:20)
14. Flop Eared Mule (2:33)

Disc 2

1. Intro (0:51)
2. Ground Hog (2:52)
3. Shuckin' The Corn (2:11)
4. Memories Of Mother And Dad (3:47)
5. Pig In A Pen (2:32)
6. Orange Blossom Special (5:10)
7. John Henry (3:18)
8. Heaven Seemed So Near (2:48)
9. Footprints In The Snow (4:40)
10. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (2:30)
11. Earl's Breakdown (2:26)
12. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:19)
13. Crawdad Song (3:22)
14. Voice From On High (2:45)
15. Under The Double Eagle (2:14)
16. Old Joe Clark (3:11)
17. If I Be Lifted Up (2:36)
18. Wicked Path Of sin (1:47)
19. Get Up john (2:36)
20. Mad Banjo (1:14)
21. Jordan (2:15)
22. Bluegrass Breakdown (2:40)

Artwork Included

The Kentucky Colonels - Four Days At The Cabale - Day 1 - April 16, 1964


The Kentucky Colonels – Four Days At The Cabale – Day 1

Live At The Cabale, Berkeley, CA – April 16, 1964

Clarence White - guitar
Roland White - mandolin
Billy Ray Lathum – banjo
Roger Bush - bass

Disc 1

1. Intro (0:53)
2. Green Corn (2:43)
3. Flat Fork Breakdown (2:45)
4. In The Pines (3:36)
5. Bluegrass Breakdown (2:14)
6. Colombus Stockade Blues (2:24)
7. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (2:53)
8. Love Come Home (3:56)
9. Wildwood Flower (2:45)
10. Sally Goodin (2:46)
11. A Beautiful Life (2:37)
12. Teardrops In My Eyes (2:38)
13. Shady Grove (1:25)
14. Intro (0:37)
15. Ground Hog (2:11)
16. John Hardy (2:30)
17. Sitting Alone In The Moonlight (2:48)
18. Salty Dog Blues (2:55)
19. Big Sandy River (1:28)
20. Mountain Dew (2:07)
21. Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2:06)
22. All The Good Times (3:32)
23. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (1:56)
24. Billy In The Lowground (1:41)
25. Clinch Mountain Breakdown (1:33)
26. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (2:22)
27. Instrumental (2:43)

Disc 2

1. Intro (0:46)
2. On And On (3:11)
3. Mocking Banjo (1:53)
4. Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me (3:17)
5. Feast Here Tonight (2:04)
6. Journey's End (4:11)
7. Crawdad Song (3:12)
8. Under The Double Eagle (2:34)
9. White House Blues (2:18)
10. Wicked Path Of sin (2:31)
11. A Voice From On High (2:35)
12. Jordan (2:01)
13. Mother's Not Dead (2:48)
14. Mad Banjo (1:07)

Artwork Included

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Byrds – The Lost Studio Series

The Byrds – The Lost Studio Series

OCD label

This 2-CD set assembles most of the studio outtakes that were not released on the 9-CD “Journals” box.

Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke.

Disc 1

1. Mr. Tambourine Man (stereo) (2:37)
2. Mr. Tambourine Man (vocal) (1:54)
3. I Knew I'd Want You (stereo) (2:16)
4. She Has A Way (take 1) (3:33)
5. It's No Use (alt. take) (2:23)
6. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (alt. vcl) (2:28)
7. You Won't Have To Cry (take 1-1) (2:41)
8. You Won't Have To Cry (take 1-2) (2:07)
9. You Won't Have To Cry (take 2-1) (1:49)
10. We'll Meet Again (take 1-1) (2:25)
11. Don't Doubt Yourself Babe (take 4) (0:30)
12. Don't Doubt Yourself Babe (take 5) (0:53)
13. Don't Doubt Yourself Babe (take 6) (0:59)
14. Don't Doubt Yourself Babe (take 7) (0:20)
15. Don't Doubt Yourself Babe (take 8) (3:05)
16. Flower Bomb Song (takes 2, 3) (0:19)
17. Flower Bomb Song (take 4) (0:14)
18. Flower Bomb Song (take 5) (0:24)
19. Flower Bomb Song (take 6) (2:09)
20. She Don't Care About Time (take 1) (2:35)
21. The Times They Are A-Changin' (V1-mono) (1:53)
22. The Times They Are A-Changin' (V1-stereo) (1:55)
23. Turn Turn Turn (take 58 - instrumental) (4:02)
24. Why (take 8) (3:09)
25. Eight Miles High (take 9) (4:12)
26. John Riley Jam (3:12)
27. Hey Joe (rough mix) (2:21)
28. I Know My Rider (rough mix 1) (2:43)
29. I Know My Rider (rough mix 2) (2:42)
30. Psychodrama City (take 4) (3:29)

Disc 2

1. Mind Gardens (take 1) (3:02)
2. Time Between (take 4) (1:55)
3. Renaissance Fair (a) (1:03)
4. Renaissance Fair (b) (0:48)
5. Renaissance Fair (c) (0:26)
6. Thoughts And Words (take 1) (4:37)
7. Thoughts And Words (take 2) (2:55)
8. Thoughts And Words (take 3) (2:48)
9. Thoughts And Words (take 4) (2:23)
10. Thoughts And Words (take 5) (0:37)
11. Thoughts And Words (take 6) (2:01)
12. Thoughts And Words (take 7) (2:38)
13. Thoughts And Words (take 8) (2:36)
14. Thoughts And Words (take 9) (1:44)
15. Thoughts And Words (take 10) (1:41)
16. Thoughts And Words (take 11) (0:21)
17. Thoughts And Words (take 12) (3:51)
18. Thoughts And Words (take 13) (3:14)
19. Everybody's Been Burned (take 3) (1:37)
20. Everybody's Been Burned (take 4) (0:58)
21. Everybody's Been Burned (take 5) (0:30)
22. Everybody's Been Burned (take 6) (1:20)
23. Everybody's Been Burned (take 7) (1:45)
24. Everybody's Been Burned (take 8) (0:38)
25. Everybody's Been Burned (take 9) (0:39)
26. Have You Seen Her Face (acoustic) (1:36)
27. It Happens Each Day (original mix) (2:51)
28. Don't Make Waves (soundtrack version) (1:59)
29. Dolphins Smile (session) (7:02)
30. Triad (take 8) (1:34)

Artwork Included

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Flying Burrito Brothers - Bussum, NL (december 1970)


The Flying Burrito Brothers - Bussum, NL

TV studio broadcast (The Netherlands, December 1970)

Chris Hillman - bass, vocals, mandolin
Bernie Leadon - lead guitar, banjo, vocals
Michael Clarke – drums
Rick Roberts - rhythm guitar, vocals
Sneaky Pete Kleinow - pedal steel guitar

1. Lazy Day
2. My Uncle
3. Tried So Hard
4. Clinch Mountain Breakdown
5. Cody Cody
6. Colorado
7. Dixie Breakdown

Artwork Included

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Byrds And The Flying Burrito Brothers – Whisky-A-Go-Go 1970


The Byrds And The Flying Burrito Brothers – Whisky-A-Go-Go 1970

The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA – September 19, 1970

The Flying Burrito Brothers :

Chris Hillman - vocals, bass, guitar, mandolin
Bernie Leadon - vocals, guitar
Rick Roberts - vocals, guitar
"Sneaky" Pete Kleinow - pedal steel guitar
Michael Clarke - drums, percussion

The Byrds :

Roger McGuinn - vocals, guitar
Clarence White - vocals, guitar
Gene Parsons - drums, percussion, vocals
Skip Battin - bass, vocals
Jim Seiter - percussion

Although Nashville was experiencing musical changes in the 1960s, the melding of country music elements into a rock music context actually took root in Los Angeles. Several groups, including The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, flirted with country music early on, but it was The Flying Burrito Brothers who dove farthest in. Early on, the group originally featured three ex-Byrds among its ranks in Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke and Gram Parsons, in addition to bassist/songwriter Chris Ethridge and "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, whose pioneering approach to pedal steel guitar would redefine the role of the instrument. Together these musicians created a blueprint followed by countless other bands, which would become the framework for much of modern country music today. Internally volatile from the start, the initial FBBs lineup didn't last long. By the summer of 1970, the group had experienced two significant personnel changes. In mid-1969, Ethridge departed the band and future Eagle Bernie Leadon was brought on board as a singer and lead guitarist, greatly enhancing the band's onstage sound. Following the release of the band's second album, Gram Parsons was fired due to his erratic and unreliable behavior. The group would fulfill gig obligations as a quartet for a brief while before bringing Rick Roberts on board, initially recruited not as Parsons' replacement, but as a rhythm guitarist and harmony singer. As a live band, this particular configuration would become the most consistently satisfying, but would only last another year before splintering apart, leaving Roberts and Clarke to carry on with new recruits. Chris Hillman would soon co-found Manassas with Stephen Stills and Kleinow would become one of the most in-demand session musicians in the business. Bernie Leadon would become a founding member of The Eagles, who would soon take the Burrito's formula straight to the top of the charts. But in September of 1970, with Chris Hillman as the group's de facto leader and Rick Roberts just entering the picture, the future of The Flying Burrito Brothers looked more promising than ever.
This same month would prove a pivotal time for The Byrds, as well. When many of the band's contemporaries had split up or were nearing the end of their creativity, The Byrds' double album Untitled would rejuvenate the band's following. Containing both live and studio recordings, all four members contributed material, which displayed a solid group effort. An extensive touring schedule during this time also helped develop a new legion of fans and The Byrds were finally gaining a deserved reputation as a compelling live band. It is no wonder that this occurred, as Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons (no relation to Gram) and Skip Battin would become the most enduring lineup of The Byrds, performing and recording together from September of 1969 well into 1972. Much credit goes to McGuinn for maintaining a vision for the group and keeping this lineup together, but the secret weapon was guitarist Clarence White. It was White's innovative string bending techniques combined with McGuinn's signature sound that extended the band's explorations of country music within a heavier rock framework. White was an utterly unique talent with blazing guitar chops, a razor sharp sound and astounding musical sensibilities. He was equally potent in both acoustic and electric settings and possessed the all-too-rare ability to think in terms of a soulful, unified sound. This was a key ingredient to the cohesiveness and strength of The Byrds' live performances during this era. They would experience wildly enthusiastic audiences nearly everywhere they played, especially in Europe where their popularity had never really waned. The Byrds were one of very few bands capable of forging a spiritual and musical unity between the 1960s and 1970s, and both critics and fans agreed that this lineup was more accomplished in concert than any previous configuration of The Byrds. Released in America on September 14, 1970 and shortly afterwards in Europe, The Byrds' Untitled album conveyed a group whose future also seemed most promising.
Just three days after the release of Untitled, both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers were booked for a series of six shows over three nights at the Whisky A Go-Go in their home town of Los Angeles. This run would also be Rick Roberts' debut with The Burritos, who were still yet to recognize the extent of his talent. The Whisky only held several hundred people and The Byrds hadn't performed there since October of 1968, so tickets were a hot commodity. Surrounded by family and friends (in addition to having a common fanbase), this run guaranteed a three-night party, playing to packed houses for every show.
Logistically, these shows were challenging as The Byrds' P.A. system was designed for much larger venues and because, between the two groups, there was a lot of equipment. Strict time constraints required the downtime to be minimal, so all equipment from both bands (including two drum kits) needed to be squeezed onto the tiny Whisky A Go-Go stage. To accommodate the Byrds' P.A., cabinets were wired to multiple locations around the room. Each 90-minute show was structured with the FBBs performing a 45-minute opening set, immediately followed by a 45-minute set by The Byrds. This basic format continued throughout the run until the final night, when the two groups hatched a plan for the late show. For this final show of the run, the FBBs would begin their set as usual, but after several songs, they invited The Byrds out for an informal jam session. The rest of the night would feature both bands performing together for the very first time.
Until now, this event has been relegated to the stuff of legend, but presented here are the complete recordings of that very set, recorded by Byrds' sound engineer Dinky Dawson. Despite the challenging circumstances of such a tiny room, Dawson's soundboard cassette masters manage to capture a great deal, with all of the instruments and vocals audible. The balance is not perfect, but in this instance, the good far outweighs the bad. Surprisingly, the recording is also in stereo, with McGuinn and Hillman's vocals panned to opposite channels, allowing listeners to clearly enjoy each individually, as they sing together for the first time in years. The setlist is a Byrds-lover's dream, containing material from both Sweethearts Of The Rodeo and The Notorious Byrd Brothers albums, in addition to classic early material. Despite the unrehearsed and somewhat intoxicated nature of these performances, it is obvious these musicians are having an awful lot of fun together. Seemingly eager to dig in to every song, downtime is kept to a minimum, as The FBBs and The Byrds collaborate on stage for the first time ever.
The set begins much like the other shows of the run, with The Flying Burrito Brothers kicking things off. Although new recruit Rick Roberts is on board, it is Chris Hillman who is clearly the front man here, taking the majority of the lead vocals. The recording misses the first minute or two, beginning at the tail end of the opening number, "The Train Song." A collaboration between Hillman and Gram Parsons, this was issued as a single and wouldn't appear on an album until the posthumous Close Up The Honky Tonks compilation years later. A fine cover of Jesse Winchester's "Payday" follows in celebratory style, with Bernie Leadon delivering a hot guitar solo. Things continue heating up on Felice and Boudleaux Bryant's "Wake Up Little Susie," which every harmony singer of the era knew from The Everly Brothers' classic hit. The FBBs leave the Everly's acoustic approach behind in favor of a harder rocking rendition that recalls Nick Ashford's "I Don't Need No Doctor." New recruit Rick Roberts gets a showcase next with his signature song "Colorado," featuring acoustic guitars and beautiful pedal steel work. "Colorado" makes it clear that a formidable new talent has joined the Burrito's ranks and it's no wonder this song would soon be covered by many higher profile artists, including Linda Ronstadt. This is followed by John D. Loudermilk's psychedelic country tune, "Break My Mind," another popular song among the Los Angeles country rocker contingency.
At this point, the FBBs invite The Byrds onstage, but after realizing they are not quite ready, deliver one more number on their own. This song, "Trying To Reach My Goal" is a fine rearrangement of the 1962 hit by Jamaican soul artist Alton Ellis and is a prime example of the Burritos' love for R&B and soul music, which was also a key ingredient to their sound. Following this rarity, the four members of The Byrds join The Burritos onstage and the remainder of the night features all of these musicians performing together for the first time ever.
The jam session kicks off with a number familiar to both groups, Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven." With Leadon delivering the opening riff and McGuinn and Hillman sharing lead vocal duties, this is a high-spirited warm-up exercise that makes it obvious that these musicians intend on having plenty of fun together. Without missing a beat, this segues directly into a soulful "You Don't Miss Your Water." Featured on The Byrds' Sweethearts Of The Rodeo album, this song features McGuinn on lead vocals with everyone else contributing harmony vocals. White and Leadon both contribute leads without stepping on each other's toes and they are complimented by Sneaky Pete's equally sensitive pedal steel work.
Playing his signature Rickenbacker, McGuinn leads the way into the Gene Clark-penned Byrds gem, "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better." McGuinn and White each take a solo break and with Hillman, Roberts and Parsons, and the original Byrds rhythm section all adding harmony vocals, this harkens back to the very beginning of The Byrds' sound. A wonderfully engaged reading of Gram Parsons' signature song, "Hickory Wind," follows. Hearing McGuinn and Hillman sing this together - not to mention White and Kleinow trading licks - is a delight. Surprisingly, this laid back number segues directly into a revved up reading of "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star," with McGuinn and Hillman sharing lead vocals on their best-known songwriting collaboration. With Parsons, Battin, Leadon and Roberts all contributing the "la la la" backing vocals plus hoots and hollers, this is a wild performance. Next, they change the mood again, taking a more somber turn with "The Bells Of Rhymney."
Much like "Break My Mind" played earlier in the set, these musicians continue with another popular song among L.A.'s country-rockers, a cover of Red Simpson's "Close Up The Honky Tonks," best known from the Buck Owens recording. Here McGuinn takes lead vocals on a number that would remain in both The Byrds' and The FBBs' live repertoires. Another delightful surprise surfaces next as Chris Hillman leads the way on "Time Between." One of the highlights of The Byrds' Younger Than Yesterday album, this Hillman-penned tune is considered by many to be one of the first great country-rock ground breakers. It was certainly a clear indicator of where Hillman was heading, years before the FBBs, and remains one of his most beloved songs. Despite the rough, unrehearsed nature, it is fascinating to hear White (who played on the original) and Sneaky Pete also contributing to this live performance.
A string of classic Byrds hits follows, with McGuinn leading the way through "Mr. Spaceman" and a medley of "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" that no doubt delighted the hometown audience. However, it is the 15-minute jam on "Eight Miles High" that follows that will have fans of both bands most intrigued. With double drummers, McGuinn, White and Leadon on lead guitars, and a multitude of percussion, this is one extended blowout. It begins with Clarence White burning over a percolating jam. McGuinn quickly enters, improvising the Coltrane-esque intro, but then lies back, possibly so he could enjoy White and Leadon trading licks. After approximately four minutes, Sneaky Pete starts adding sustained buzzing notes to the fray, which seems to inspire Leadon, who becomes overtly more psychedelic for several minutes. Shortly before the seven-minute mark, the front line drops out and a rhythm section solo begins. Featuring bass, both drummers and various percussion, this sequence is rough and ragged, but doesn't overextend itself. At the ten-minute mark, everyone veers back into the percolating jam. The guitarists continue improvising as McGuinn leads the way through the first verse. The jam immediately continues with all guitars blazing before they finally skid to a halt amidst howling sustain and feedback. During the applause, McGuinn can be heard exclaiming to the audience "And it's not a drug song either!" Needless to say, the Whisky A Go-Go audience has no intention of letting them end here.
For the encore, the full entourage returns to the stage and proceed to deliver two more choice numbers, beginning with a truncated version of the Carole King/Gerry Goffin tune, "I Wasn't Born To Follow," featured on the Notorious Byrd Brothers album a few years prior. Following an all too brief instrumental sequence, this segues into Dylan's "Chimes Of Freedom." Once again, it's a delight to hear McGuinn and Hillman singing these songs together. Despite the tight curfew, the Whisky audience doesn't want the night to end and encourages another encore. At a loss for what to play, McGuinn relays to the other musicians, "We gotta do something hot!" A request from the audience for "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" gets their attention and despite it not being what anyone would consider a "hot" song, they give it a go. With McGuinn on lead vocal and Hillman, Roberts, Battin, Parsons and White all contributing on the choruses, this rises to the occasion. Following a sweet last refrain featuring White adding some striking guitar embellishments, they soar off into The Byrds' signature set-closing instrumental, "Hold It." Despite its brevity, "Hold It" provides one last chance for White, Leadon and Sneaky Pete to blaze away, indeed providing a smoking hot conclusion to this legendary night. (Alan Bershaw)

1. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Train Song (1:14)
2. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Payday (4:45)
3. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wake Up Little Suzie (4:46)
4. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Colorado (4:48)
5. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Break My Mind (2:32)
6. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Trying To Reach My Goal (3:50)
7. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Roll Over Beethoven (2:53)
8. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - You Don't Miss Your Water (4:06)
9. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:29)
10. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hickory Wind (3:49)
11. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:36)
12. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Bells Of Rhymney (3:44)
13. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Close Up The Honky Tonks (2:47)
14. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Time Between (2:28)
15. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Mr Spaceman (3:30)
16. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Turn Turn Turn (2:04)
17. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Mr Tambourine Man (2:12)
18. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Eight Miles High (15:49)
19. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wasn't Born To Follow (1:58)
20. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Chimes Of Freedom (3:20)
21. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:19)
22. The Byrds & The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hold It (1:28)


Artwork Included

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Manassas – Winterland, San Francisco – October 7, 1973 COMPLETE VIDEO


Manassas – Winterland, San Francisco – October 7, 1973

Stephen Stills, Chris Hillman, Al Perkins, Joe Lala, Dallas Taylor, Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuels

Black And White video in mp4 (m4v) format (you can use Real Player, Windows Media Player, etc… to watch it)

OK, I know I wrote that I would stop posting…but this one just arrived, and I just couldn’t let it pass and not share it.

Enjoy this rare video concert by Manassas.

1 Songs of Love 3:21
2 Rock 'n' Roll Crazies / Cuban Bluegrass 3:42
3 Jet Set (Sigh) 4:55
4 Anyway 3:24
5 So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 2:56
6 Johnny's Garden 4:45
7 Go Back Home 9:33
8 Six Days On The Road 2:49
9 Safe At Home 3:07
10 Fallen Eagle 2:02
11 Hide It So Deep 3:17
12 You're Still On My Mind 2:15
13 Pensamiento 3:42
14 49 Bye-Byes 7:47
15 For What It's Worth 1:56
16 Lies 3:28
17 Treasure 9:12
18 Find The Cost Of Freedom 6:48

Sunday, October 2, 2011

That's it

The Roger McGuinn performance posted today is the last in these series of "new" entries that began on May 6, 2011.

We hope you enjoyed them.

We'd like to thank David M. for providing us with many of these concerts recordings.

Our thanks to all those who posted comments, particularly to Steve who (as usual) was the most prolific.

That's it for the time being, folks.

Thank you.

Roger Mcguinn – Fox Theater, Tucson 2011


Roger Mcguinn – Fox Theater, Tucson 2011

Fox Theater, Tucson, Arizona – July 30, 2011

Part 1

1. My Back Pages (2:37)
2. Talk (1:45)
3. She Don't Care About Time (2:38)
4. Talk (0:48)
5. Leave Her Johnny Leave Her (2:39)
6. Talk (0:28)
7. Old Blue (2:32)
8. Talk (0:21)
9. Chestnut Mare (5:56)
10. Talk (0:15)
11. Pretty Boy Floyd - Black Mountain Rag (2:19)
12. Talk (1:21)
13. Rock Island Line (1:50)
14. Talk (0:45)
15. Heartbreak Hotel (snippet) (0:37)
16. Talk (1:55)
17. Well Well Well (1:30)
18. Talk (3:02)
19. There's A Meeting Here Tonight (0:42)
20. Talk (3:13)
21. Silver Dagger (2:04)
22. Talk (2:51)
23. Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad (snippet) (0:45)
24. Talk + Beatles Lick (2:25)
25. Talk (1:42)
26. You Showed Me (1:52)
27. Talk About The Byrds (6:29)
28. Mr Tambourine Man (3:06)

Part 2

1. All I Really Want To Do (1:40)
2. Talk (0:50)
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:25)
4. Talk (1:21)
5. Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man (1:47)
6. Talk (1:12)
7. Mr Spaceman (2:18)
8. Talk (1:15)
9. Ballad Of Easy Rider – Wasn’t Born To Follow (2:51)
10. Talk (2:15)
11. Jolly Roger (2:26)
12. Talk (0:47)
13. Dreamland (3:27)
14. Talk (0:26)
15. Up To Me (3:50)
16. Talk (3:42)
17. The Trees Are All Gone (3:14)
18. Talk (1:40)
19. Eight Miles High (3:06)
20. Talk (0:23)
21. Turn Turn Turn (2:25)
22. Encore Break - Crowd (0:42)
23. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:32)
24. Parade Of Lost Dreams (2:42)
25. Talk (0:26)
26. May The Road Rise To Meet You (2:46)

Artwork Included

Friday, September 23, 2011

Roger McGuinn – My Father’s Place, New York 1981


Roger McGuinn – My Father’s Place, New York 1981

New York, June 18, 1981

1. All I Really Want To Do - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - Mr Tambourine Man (6:21)
2. Ballad Of Easy Rider - Wasn't Born To Follow (2:40)
3. We Can Do It All Over Again (3:06)
4. My Back Pages (2:23)
5. Bag Full Of Money (3:48)
6. Draggin' (2:38)
7. Take Me Away (3:08)
8. Mr Spaceman (2:33)
9. Will To Survive (3:12)
10. Old Blue (2:19)
11. I Am A Pilgrim (2:06)
12. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (1:46)
13. America For Me (4:17)
14. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:57)
15. Eight Miles High (3:43)
16. Russian Hill (5:10)
17. Chestnut Mare (5:46)
18. Woman (2:36)
19. Don't Write Her Off (3:11)
20. Turn Turn Turn (2:36)
21. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:18)
22. Light Up The Darkness (2:55)
23. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (1:34)

Artwork Included

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Byrds - Rainbow Theater, London 1972-01-16 (soundboard)

The Byrds - The Rainbow, London 1972

Rainbow Theatre, London, England – January 16, 1972

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Clarence White (guitar, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, banjo, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)

This concert has been made available on this blog in March 2010 as a very poor quality audience recording.

This is a soundboard quality recording that has surfaced 24 hours ago, recorded by Byrds sound engineer Dinky Dawson with the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit


1. Lover Of The Bayou (4:01)
2. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:09)
3. Mr Spaceman (3:55)
4. Buglar (3:29)
5. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (2:35)
6. My Back Pages - Baby What You Want Me To do (6:50)
7. Black Mountain Rag (1:51)
8. Mr Tambourine Man (4:59)
9. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:30)
10. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (2:56)
11. Tiffany Queen (2:56)
12. Chestnut Mare (5:33)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright (2:54)
14. Chimes Of Freedom (3:54)
15. Eight Miles High (17:15)
16. Nashville West (3:09)
17. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:44)
18. Roll Over Beethoven (2:46)
19. Hold It (1:27)

The Flying Burrito Brothers – Boston Commons 1971-08-01


The Flying Burrito Brothers – Boston Commons

Boston Commons, Boston, MA – August 1, 1971

Chris Hillman – bass, vocals
Michael Clarke - drums
Al Perkins - pedal steel guitar, vocals
Bernie Leadon – guitar, banjo, vocals
Rick Roberts – guitar, vocals

(the picture on the artwork features Sneaky Pete Kleinow, who had been replaced by Al Perkins by the time the concert took place)

Audience Master Recording

1. Six Days On The Road (3:27)
2. One Hundred Years From Now (3:08)
3. My Uncle (2:29)
4. Four Days Of Rain (4:06)
5. She Made Me Lose My Blues (3:21)
6. Bluegrass Breakdown (2:16)
7. Why Are You Crying (3:08)
8. Dixie Breakdown (2:03)
9. Sing Me Back Home (4:01)
10. Can't You Hear Me Calling (2:37)
11. Christine's Tune (4:04)
12. Colorado (4:48)
13. White Line Fever (3:26)
14. Pay Day (3:47)
15. Steel Guitar Rag (2:53)
16. Wake Up Little Suzie (4:08)
17. Ain't That A Lot Of Love (4:14)

Artwork Included

Files provided by David M. – Many Thanks To Him

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

De-clicked, re-levelled, re-balanced by Rocking-Byrd

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Roger McGuinn – Cambridge, MA 1974-03-14

Roger McGuinn – Cambridge, MA 1974-03-14

Performance Center, Cambridge, MA – March 14, 1974

Audience recording

Set 1

1. I'm So Restless (4:19)
2. Ramblin' Banjo (1:04)
3. Old Blue 1 (3:43)
4. Old Blue 2 (3:45)
5. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:28)
6. The Lady (4:48)
7. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:46)
8. 5D (2:52)
9. Mr Spaceman (2:25)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:34)
11. Chimes Of Freedom (5:30)
12. Chestnut Mare (4:55)

Set 2

1. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (5:08)
2. Bag Full Of Money (3:47)
3. Ballad Of Easy Rider - Wasn't Born To Follow (2:59)
4. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:27)
5. Pretty Polly (3:25)
6. Mr Tambourine Man (2:57)
7. Lover Of The Bayou (3:00)
8. Eight Miles High (3:08)
9. Turn Turn Turn (2:54)
10. Old Blue (3:28)
11. Chimes Of Freedom (1:22)
12. The Water Is Wide (1:02)
13. Just A Season (1:25)
14. Hanoi Hannah (3:10)
15. Chestnut Mare (6:14)

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – Many thanks again to him.

Files declicked, re-joined, re-balanced, re-levelled by Rocking-Byrd.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels – Oliver’s Boston 1973-03-25

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels – Oliver’s Boston 1973

Oliver’s, Boston, Ma – March 25, 1973 (both sets)

Gram Parsons: Vocals & Guitars
Emmylou Harris: Vocals & Guitar
Neal Flanz: Pedal Steel guitar
Jock Bartley: Lead guitar
Kyle Tullis: Bass
N.D. Smart II: Drums, Vocals
Special Guest
Barry Tashian: Vocals & Guitar

First set

1. Synthetic Flesh (1:12)
2. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes (5:11)
3. My Uncle (3:25)
4. Drug Store Truck Driving Man (5:36)
5. Streets Of Baltimore (3:55)
6. Country Baptizing (3:44)
7. Sin City (5:56)
8. Jambalaya (3:29)
9. California Cottonfields (2:49)
10. Six Days On The Road (3:27)

Second set

1. Synthetic Flesh (1:30)
2. Still Feeling Blue (3:03)
3. That's All It Took (3:20)
4. Big Mouth Blues (4:07)
5. A Song For You (6:16)
6. Barry Tashian Intro (0:42)
7. Cry One More Time (6:53)
8. Love Hurts (6:26)
9. Medley - Hang On Sloopy-Baby What You Want Me To Do-Bonie Moronie-40 Days-Almost Grown (10:48)
10. Six Days On The Road (3:45)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – many thanks to him.

Taken directly from a previously very limited-circulation audience master recording by David. Some editing and adjustments made by BB Chron for better sound quality and presentation. Levels adjusted by Rocking-Byrd.

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chris Hillman & Friends – Ebbets Field 1975

Chris Hillman & Friends – Ebbets Field 1975

Ebbets Field, Denver, CO – May 8, 1975 (KDPI Broadcast)

Chris Hillman (guitar, mandolin, lead vocals)
Rick Roberts (rhythm guitar, vocals)
Jock Barkley (lead guitar)
Mark Andes (bass)
Michael Clarke (drums)

This band was assembled by Chris Hillman just after the Souther-Furay-Hillman Band disbanded and just before the release of SHF’s second LP (Trouble In Paradise). Chris became ill during the tour and couldn’t finish the planned concerts. The rest of the band entered the studio to record an album on their own after adding Larry Burnett to the lineup. They christened themselves “Firefall”, and the rest is history.

FM Radio Broadcast

1. Intro (0:38)
2. Safe At Home (3:05)
3. Down In The Churchyard (3:56)
4. Time Between (2:28)
5. High Fashion Queen (3:44)
6. Colorado (6:04)
7. Fallen Eagle (2:48)
8. Christine's Tune (3:31)
9. Follow Me Through (4:39)
10. Blue Morning (5:13)
11. Six Days On The Road (2:50)
12. Move Me Real Slow (4:17)
13. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (4:07)

Files provided by David. Many thanks to him.

Files re-joined, re-levelled, re-balanced and de-clicked by Rocking-Byrd.

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Roger McGuinn - Orpheum Theater, Boston 1973


Roger McGuinn – Boston 1973

"The Adventures of Roger McGuinn"

Orpheum Theater, Boston - September 23, 1973

Roger McGuinn (guitar,vocals)
David Vaught (bass)
Mike Wofford (keyboards)
John Guerin (drums)

Recorded during the first Roger McGuinn tour with a band after the Byrds disbanded.

Audience recording - not the best audio, but upped due the
rarity of shows from this tour and that has never been circulated.

1. Get To You (3:41)
2. Hanoi Hannah (3:29)
3. Tiffany Queen (3:00)
4. Bag Full Of Money (3:50)
5. Lost My Drivin' Wheel (4:04)
6. Tuning (1:32)
7. I'm So Restless (2:49)
8. Draggin' (3:34)
9. M'linda (3:30)
10. Same Old Sound (2:27)
11. Chesnut Mare (5:25)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David. Many thanks to him.

Files re-joined, de-clicked, re-balanced, re-levelled by Rocking-Byrd.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Central Park, NY 1974

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Central Park, NY 1974

Central park, New York, NY – July 15, 1974

John David Souther, Chris Hillman, Richie Furay, Al Perkins, Paul Harris, Jim Gordon

1. Border Town (4:00)
2. Things Will Be Better (2:43)
3. Let's Dance (5:02)
4. The Heartbreaker (3:08)
5. Flight Of The Dove (6:21)
6. Pretty Goodbyes (3:41)
7. Faithless Love (3:44)
8. Christine's Tune (3:47)
9. Kind Woman (4:15)
10. Believe Me (5:04)
11. Rise And Fall (3:04)
12. Trouble In Paradise (4:37)
13. Safe At Home (2:39)
14. Fallin' In Love (3:23)
15. How Long (4:38)
16. The Fast One (4:01)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – many thanks to him.

Some editing done by BB Chron to improve sound quality (correct volume fluctuations, smooth over a few rough spots, and boost bass a bit).

Levels and balance adjusted, some clicks removed by Rocking-Byrd.

First posted on http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gene Clark & The Firebyrds – Shirley 1984


Gene Clark & The Firebyrds – Shirley 1984

Mohawk Club, Shirley – February 3, 1984

Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Matt Andes, Peter Oliva, Mike Hardwick

Audience recording

Sole known recording with The Beatles’ « I’ll Cry Instead » performed.

1. Gene Clark - Here Without You (3:37)
2. Gene Clark - Silver Raven (4:54)
3. Gene Clark - Gypsy Rider (3:44)
4. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Ain't Livin' Long Like This (6:38)
5. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - She Darked The Sun (4:29)
6. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - You Showed Me (2:44)
7. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Something About You (5:40)
8. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Kansas City Southern (6:33)
9. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Blue Raven (4:08)
10. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - I'll Cry Instead (4:24)
11. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Vanessa (5:41)
12. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Rodeo Rider (4:27)
13. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Train Leaves Here This Morning (7:14)
14. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Into The Night (4:44)
15. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Dixie Flyer (5:19)
16. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - She Loves You (4:28)
17. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Hula Bula Man (2:35)
18. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (5:31)
19. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (3:16)
20.
Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Eight Miles High (5:28)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David, who also took the pictures used for the artwork. Many thanks to him.

First posted on http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Flying Burrito Brothers - Ipswitch, MA 1971

The Flying Burrito Brothers - Ipswitch, MA 1971

Stonehenge, Iswitch, MA – July 30, 1971

Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke, Al Perkins, Rick Roberts, Bernie Leadon

Audience recording - poor quality

For ‘exhaustive’ completists only

1. Devil In Disguise (4:01)
2. Close Up The Honky Tonks (2:56)
3. Do Right Woman (3:40)
4. White Line Fever (3:23)
5. Bluegrass Breakdown (3:11)
6. Why Are You Crying (3:36)
7. Shenandoah Valley Breakdown (2:23)
8. Pay Day (4:09)
9. Wild Horses (5:16)
10. Sing Me Back Home (3:18)
11. Tried So Hard (3:02)
12. Ain't That A Lot Of Love (3:42)
13. Hot Burrito #2 (5:06)
14. Six Days On The Road (3:24)
15. Roll Over Beethoven (3:19)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David, who also took the pictures used in the artwork. Many thanks to him.

First posted on http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Roger McGuinn – Cambridge, MA 1974-03-12


Roger McGuinn – Cambridge, MA 1974

Performance Center, Cambridge, MA – March 12, 1974

Audience recording

Set 1

1. I'm So Restless (2:55)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:47)
3. Bagful Of Money (3:45)
4. Ballad Of Easy Rider - Wasn't Born To Follow (3:42)
5. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:42)
6. Banjo Interlude (1:16)
7. Wayfaring Stranger (1:41)
8. Pretty Polly (4:19)
9. Old Blue (3:31)
10. My Back pages (2:19)
11. The Lady (6:10)
12. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (3:25)
13. Bells Of Rhymney (3:47)
14. Chestnut Mare (5:15)

Set 2

15. Skillit Good And Greasy (2:41)
16. Copper Kettle (4:53)
17. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:05)
18. Lay Down Your Weary Tune (1:26)
19. Mr Tambourine Man (acoustic) (2:30)
20. Mr Tambourine Man (electric) (3:05)
21. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:12)
22. Chimes Of Freedom (4:07)
23. Eight Miles High (3:25)
24. Sweet Mary (2:58)
25. Hanoi Hannah (3:10)
26. Mr Spaceman (3:11)
27. 5 D (3:12)
28. Wild Mountain Thyme (2:09)
29. Draggin' (2:37)
30. Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out (2:42)
31. Chestnut Mare (5:15)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David. Picture used for artwork taken by David at the actual concert– many thanks to him.

Files de-clicked, re-balanced, re-levelled by Rocking--Byrd.

Monday, July 18, 2011

David Crosby – Live & Alone (Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ – March 16, 1974)


David Crosby – Live & Alone

Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ – March 16, 1974

The earliest David Crosby live solo recording?

1. Déjà Vu (4:37)
2. The Lee Shore (5:37)
3. Triad (10:06)
4. Laughing (6:12)
5. King Of The Mountain (3:30)
6. Almost Cut My Hair (7:05)
7. For Free (7:01)
8. Page 43 (5:28)
9. Guinnevere (6:51)
10. Long Time Gone (7:28)
11. Wooden Ships (6:02)

Artwork Included

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Springfield 1974


The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Springfield 1974

Civic Center, Springfield, MA – August 23, 1974

John David Souther, Chris Hillman, Richie Furay, Al Perkins, Paul Harris, Jim Gordon

1. Safe at Home (3:00)
2. Fallin' In Love (3:35)
3. Border Town (4:15)
4. Let's Dance (5:13)
5. Pretty Goodbyes (4:20)
6. The Heartbreaker (3:18)
7. Believe Me (5:31)
8. Rise and Fall (3:35)
9. Trouble in Paradise (6:03)
10. How Long (3:40)
11. Flight of the Dove (6:35)
12. Follow Me Through (3:32)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – many thanks to him.

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gene Clark And Carla Olson – Santa Monica 1987


Gene Clark And Carla Olson – Santa Monica 1987

My Place, Santa Monica – March 6, 1987

Gene Clark (vocals, harmonica, guitar)
Carla Olson (vocals, guitar)
Tom Stevens (bass)
Michael Huey (drums)
Skip Edwards (piano)


1. Deportee (3:39)
2. Del Gato (6:00)
3. Are We Still Making Love (4:03)
4. Set You Free This Time (5:29)
5. Why Did You Leave Me Today (4:12)
6. The Drifter (5:07)
7. Every Angel In Heaven (3:43)
8. Hot Burrito #2 (4:51)
9. Almost Saturday Night (3:13)
10. Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home (3:44)

Artwork Included

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Barry McGuire & John York - Trippin' The 60s - The Netherlands June 2011

Barry McGuire & John York – Trippin’ The 60s

De Boerderij, Zoetemeer, The Netherlands – June 18, 2011

1. Intro (0:48)
2. Green Green (6:19)
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' + Blowin' In The Wind (4:21)
4. Mr Tambourlne Man + Turn Turn Turn (6:19)
5. Eve Of Destruction (7:39)
6. Califomia Dreamin' (2:23)
7. Monday Monday (2:56)
8. Creeque Alley (6:21)
9. San Francisco (4:25)
10. Dolphins (4:05)
11. Everybody's Talkin' (5:31)
12. Daydream (5:04)
13. Hair (3:30)
14. Barry talking (2:44)
15. Do You Believe In Magic (6:04)
16. Reason To Believe (3:21)
17. If I Were A Carpenter (7:50)
18. City Of New Orleans (8:33)
19. Woodstock - Dancing In The Street (8:55)
20. Frozen (Madonna) (10:15)
21. In My Life (5:04)
22. Take Me Home, Country Roads (4:18)

Artwork Included

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels – Oliver’s Boston 1973

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels – Oliver’s Boston 1973
 
Oliver’s, Boston, Ma – March 20, 1973 (both sets)

Gram Parsons: Vocals & Guitars
Emmylou Harris: Vocals & Guitar
Neal Flanz: Pedal Steel guitar
Jock Bartley: Lead guitar
Kyle Tullis: Bass N.D. Smart II: Drums, Vocals
Special Guest Barry Tashian: Vocals & Guitar

Taken directly from a previously very limited-circulation audience master recording by David. Some editing and adjustments made for better sound quality and presentation.

First set

1. Synthetic Flesh (1:28)
2. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes (4:07)
3. My Uncle (3:04)
4. Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man (5:53)
5. Streets of Baltimore (4:42)
6. Country Baptizin' (4:55)
7. The New Soft Shoe (7:27)
8. Jambalaya (4:48)
9. Hearts On Fire (4:33)
10. Merle Haggard Intro - California Cottonfields (4:21)
11. Six Days On The Road (2:44)

Second set

1. Synthetic Flesh (1:31)
2. Still Feelin' Blue (2:47)
3. That's All It Took (4:17)
4. Big Mouth Blues (6:36)
5. Love Hurts (6:26)
6. Cry One More Time (8:19)
7. Sin City (6:47)
8. Medley (part 1) (5:35)
9. Medley (part 2) (6:02)
10. How Much I've Lied (6:32)
11. Six Days On The Road (3:25)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – many thanks to him.

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Boston 1974

The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band – Boston 1974

Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA – October 11, 1974

John David Souther, Chris Hillman, Richie Furay, Al Perkins, Paul Harris, Jim Gordon

1. Safe At Home (3:02)
2. A Good Feeling To Know (4:29)
3. The Heartbreaker (3:32)
4. Heavenly Fire (3:50)
5. Hot Burrito #2 (4:42)
6. Believe Me (5:31)
7. Pretty Goodbyes (4:22)
8. Faithless Love (4:22)
9. Christine's Tune (3:03)
10. Dixie Breakdown (2:53)
11. Border Town (4:28)
12. Let's Dance (5:04)
13. Rise And Fall (3:26)
14. Mexico (3:28)
15. Fallin' In Love (3:41)
16. How Long (3:47)
17.
Trouble In Paradise (5:34)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – many thanks to him.

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 20, 2011

Firefall - Paul's Mall, Boston, Ma - May 5, 1976


Firefall - Paul's Mall, Boston, Ma - May 5, 1976

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)

Audience recording

1. It Doesn't Matter (3:39)
2. Diamond Cut Diamond (3:28)
3. Cinderella (4:47)
4. Love Isn't All (4:20)
5. Livin' Ain't Livin' (5:45)
6. In Her Eyes (5:03)
7. Colorado (4:44)
8. Do What You Want (4:56)
9. Mexico (5:23)
10. You Never Know (6:22)
11. No Way Out (5:47)
12. Sunny Day (4:31)
13. She Is A Song (4:44)
14. She Made Me Lose My Blues (3:22)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files originally provided by David

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chris Hillman - Paul's Mall, Boston 1976


Chris Hillman - Paul's Mall, Boston, MA

Paul’s Mall, Boston, Ma – May 13, 1976 (both sets)

Chris Hillman: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Richard Marx: guitar, vocals
John Brennan: lead guitar
Al Stahely: bass
Merel Bregante: drums
Jeff Dupont: organ

Audience Master Recording

First Set

1. Intro (0:35)
2. Lazy Days (3:00)
3. Follow Me Through (4:24)
4. Hot Burrito #2 (3:41)
5. Bound To Fall (3:17)
6. It Doesn't Matter (3:36)
7. Slippin' Away (4:09)
8. Fallen Eagle (2:33)
9. Sin City (3:25)
10. Take Me In Your Lifeboat (3:25)
11. Christine's Tune (3:57)
12. Step On Out (3:19)
13. Down In The Churchyard (3:32)
14. Heavenly Fire (3:19)
15. Midnight Again (5:03)
16. Six Days On The Road (2:55)
17. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:42)

Second Set

1. Follow Me Through (4:08)
2. Slippin Away (3:29)
3. Down In The Churchyard (3:29)
4. Bound To Fall (2:56)
5. It Doesn't Matter (4:58)
6. High Fashion Queen (4:24)
7. Fallen Eagle (2:12)
8. Wheels (4:09)
9. Take Me In Your Lifeboat (4:22)
10. Amnesty (3:26)
11. Witching Hour (4:29)
12. Midnight Again (5:13)
13. Mystery Train (4:05)
14. Six Days On The Road (3:27)

Artwork Included

Concert recorded and files provided by David – many thanks to him.

First posted on BB Chron at http://bbchron.blogspot.com/

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Byrds – Dayton 1972


The Byrds – Dayton 1972

Dayton University or Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio – November 2, 1972

Roger McGuinn - guitar/vocals
Clarence White - guitar/vocals
Skip Battin - bass/vocals
John Guerin- drums

Audience Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:54)
2. Bugler (3:36)
3. America's Great National Pastime (3:38)
4. Chimes of Freedom (3:42)
5. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (2:26)
6. My Back Pages (false start) (0:16)
7. The Water Is Wide (3:22)
8. My Back Pages (2:24)
9. Baby What You Want Me To Do (4:14)
10. Mr Tambourine Man (2:49)
11. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:45)
12. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:58)
13. Well Come Back Home (7:12)
14. Wheels On Fire (4:25)
15. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (3:27)
16. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (4:24)
17. Mr Spaceman (3:24)
18. Chestnut Mare (5:21)
19. Eight Miles High (17:23)
20. Hold It (1:16)

Artwork Included

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Byrds - Selden, NY 1970

The Byrds – Selden, NY 1970

Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY – November 11, 1970

Roger McGuinn - guitar/vocals
Clarence White - guitar/vocals
Skip Battin - bass/vocals
Gene Parsons – drums/vocals

Audience Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:53)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:15)
3. You All Look Alike (3:07)
4. Well Come Back Home (3:46)
5. Black Mountain Rag (0:50)
6. Willin' (2:59)
7. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:13)
8. Nashville West (2:29)
9. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:11)
10. Turn Turn Turn (1:56)
11. Mr Tambourine Man (2:16)
12. Eight Miles High (13:51)
13. Hold It (1:12)
14. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:03)
15. Mary Don't You Weep (3:55)

Artwork Included

Thanks to David for the original files

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Byrds – Postdam 1970


The Byrds – Postdam 1970

Clarkson College, Postdam – November 8, 1970

Roger McGuinn - guitar/vocals
Clarence White - guitar/vocals
Skip Battin - bass/vocals
Gene Parsons – drums/vocals

Audience Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:49)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:10)
3. Old Blue (3:45)
4. Well Come Back Home (3:26)
5. You All Look Alike (2:54)
6. My Back Pages - Baby What You Want Me To Do (4:58)
7. He Was A Friend Of Mine (2:43)
8. Willin' (2:56)
9. Black Mountain Rag (0:54)
10. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (3:21)
11. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:42)
12. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:06)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:26)
14. Nashville West (2:27)
15. Turn Turn Turn (1:57)
16. Mr Tambourine Man (2:14)
17. Eight Miles High (13:40)
18. Hold It (1:18)

Artwork Included

Thanks to Dave for the original files

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Byrds Of A Feather - Live (Andrew Gold's Byrds Tribute Band) - R.I.P. Andrew Gold June 3rd, 2011


Byrds Of A Feather - Live

Andrew Gold’s Byrds Tribute Band

R.I.P. Andrew Gold – June 3rd, 2011

1. It Won't Be Wrong (2:24)
2. Mr Tambourine Man (3:51)
3. Chimes Of Freedom (4:01)
4. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:38)
5. I Knew I'd Want You (2:21)
6. All I Really Want To Do (2:09)
7. Mr Spaceman (2:36)
8. Turn Turn Turn (3:59)
9. Set You Free This Time (3:31)
10. Bells Of Rhymney (3:47)
11. The World Turns All Around Her (2:28)
12. Why (3:04)
13. Eight Miles High (3:53)
14. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:51)
15. 5D (2:50)
16. Renaissance Fair (2:05)
17. Everybody's Been Burned (3:22)
18. Medley My Back Pages – Have You Seen Her Face (5:49)
19. Here Without You (2:43)

Artwork Included

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Byrds – Carnegie Hall 1971


The Byrds – Carnegie Hall 1971

Carnegie Hall, NY – February 17, 1971

Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Skip Battin, Gene Parsons

Audience recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:43)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:49)
3. Truck Stop Girl (3:20)
4. My Back Pages - Baby What You Want Me To Do (6:47)
5. Jamaica Say You Will (4:25)
6. Soldier's Joy (1:31)
7. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:38)
8. Mr Tambourine Man (4:22)
9. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:47)
10. Chestnut Mare (5:32)
11. Jesus Is Just Alright (2:52)
12. Eight Miles High (11:47)
13. Hold It (2:01)
14. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (2:15)
15. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:43)
16. Hold It (2:15)
17. Mr Spaceman (6:06)
18. Mary Don't You Weep (3:51)

Artwork Included

Many thanks to David for the original files

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gene Clark & The Byrds Tribute – Boston 1985


Gene Clark & The Byrds Tribute – Boston 1985

20th Anniversary Tribute To The Byrds

The Channel, Boston, Ma. USA – February 17, 1985

Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, John York, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Roberts, Jim Goodall, Greg Harris, Blondie Chaplin, Rick Danko

Audience Recording

1. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:42)
2. Set You Free This Time (4:45)
3. Chimes Of Freedom (5:02)
4. Full Circle (5:10)
5. Sail On Sailor (3:41)
6. Mr Tambourine Man (5:50)
7. My Back Pages (3:23)
8. Band Introdution (1:01)
9. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:59)
10. Eight Miles High (5:00)
11. Turn Turn Turn (4:20)

Artwork Included

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Country Boys (later known as The Kentucky Colonels) - Practice / rehearsal session


The Country Boys (later known as The Kentucky Colonels) - Practice / rehearsal session

Leroy “Mack” McNees' parents home - Los Angeles area, California - circa 1959-1960

One of the earliest recordings of Clarence White, recorded when he was 15 or 16 years old. This was the family bluegrass band that his brother Roland had started a few years earlier and that later became The Kentucky Colonels. This also circulates as being from 1962, but that is incorrect. The circulating copy on another blog is paired with another Country Boys rehearsal (which IS from late 1961 or early 1962). This lineup only existed until 1961, when Eric White left the band.

Source: Leroy McNees' master reel

Roland White, mandolin and vocals
Clarence White, guitar and vocals
Eric White Jr., bass and vocals
Billy Ray Lathum, banjo and vocals
Leroy "Mack" McNees, dobro and vocals

1. Angel Of Death (2:48)
2. Who Will Sing For Me (0:28)
3. Who Will Sing For Me (2:05)
4. Singing All Day (0:46)
5. Singing All Day (2:14)
6. If I Be Lifted Up (1:06)
7. Wicked Path Of Sin (2:11)
8. I Hear A Voice Calling (2:40)
9. Are You Afraid To Die (3:09)
10. Let Me Walk Lord (1:44)
11. A Beautiful Life (1:24)
12. Working On A Building (2:23)
13. A Beautiful Life (2:15)
14. Old Time Religion (2:16)

Artwork Included

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Byrds – Brooklyn Rock 1970


The Byrds – Brooklyn Rock 1970

46th Street Rock Palace – Broooklyn, NY – October 23, 1970

Roger McGuinn – guitar / vocals
Clarence White – guitar / vocals
Gene Parsons – drums / vocals
Skip Battin – bass / vocals

Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (2:54)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:05)
3. I Trust (4:22)
4. My Back Pages (2:30)
5. Baby What You Want Me To Do (4:41)
6. Truck Stop Girl (4:19)
7. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:08)
8. Mr Tambourine Man (3:02)
9. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:14)
10. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:06)
11. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:06)
12. Eight Miles High (14:03)
13. Hold It (2:05)

Artwork Included

Thanks to Dave for the files

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stephen Stills Manassas – Sundown, Edmonton, London 1972

Stephen Stills Manassas – Sundown, Edmonton, London 1972

Sundown Club, Edmonton, London – October 8, 1972

Stephen Stills - guitar, piano, vocals
Chris Hillman - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Al Perkins - pedal steel, vocals
Paul Harris - piano
Joe Lala - percussion, vocals
Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuels - bass
Dallas Taylor – drums

Audience Recording

1. Intro (0:22)
2. Rock 'N' Roll Woman (4:28)
3. Bound To Fall (3:21)
4. Johnny's Garden (5:09)
5. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:41)
6. Go Back Home (11:39)
7. Change Partners (3:35)
8. Know You Got To Run (8:35)
9. Crossroads (4:50)
10. Black Queen (5:45)
11. Word Game (5:14)
12. Both Of Us (Bound To Lose) - Love The One You're With (5:41)
13. Fallen Eagle (2:04)
14. Hide It So Deep (3:18)
15. You're Still On My Mind (2:26)
16. Sugar Babe (5:33)
17. Pensiamento (2:52)
18. 49 Bye-Byes - For What It's Worth (11:06)
19. Lies (3:40)
20. Hot Burrito #1 (5:02)
21. Song Of Love (3:04)
22. Rock 'N' Roll Crazies - Cuban Bluegrass (3:32)
23. Jet Set (Sigh) (4:58)
24. Anyway (5:34)
25. The Treasure - Carry On (11:24)
26. Daylight Again - Find The Cost Of Freedom (10:07)

Artwork Included

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gene Clark - Old Vienna Kaffeehaus – Westboro 1989 (R.I.P. 20 YEARS AGO)

Gene Clark - Old Vienna Kaffeehaus – Westboro 1989

Old Vienna Kaffeehaus, Westboro, MA – May 12, 1989

Solo Acoustic Performance

Not to be mistaken for Gene Clark’s 1988 performance at the same venue, this concert has recently surfaced.

Audience recording, so don’t expect high audio quality.

Re-levelled, re-balanced, de-clicked, etc…

GENE CLARK – R.I.P. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY – May 24, 1991

1. Spanish Guitar (6:15)
2. She Darked The Sun (2:58)
3. Silver Raven (4:49)
4. She Don't Care About Time (4:57)
5. Mr Tambourine Man (8:18)
6. Del Gato (2:45)
7. My Back Pages (3:09)
8. Train Leaves Here This Morning (4:19)
9. Rain Song (4:06)
10. On The Run With A Loaded Gun (4:14)
11. My Marie (6:59)
12. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:40)
13. I Shall Be Released (4:40)
14. Eight Miles High (3:08)
15. Satisfied Mind (5:38)
16. Full Circle (2:26)
17. Kansas City Southern (3:07)

Artwork Included

Thanks to David for the original files

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark – Willamantic 1978


Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark – Willamantic 1978

Shaboo Inn, Willamantic – March 15, 1978

Audience Recording

1. Gene Clark - The True One (3:19)
2. Gene Clark - Denver Or Whenever (3:22)
3. Gene Clark - Silver Raven (3:28)
4. Roger McGuinn - Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:09)
5. Roger McGuinn - 5D (2:20)
6. Roger McGuinn - Dreamland (2:43)
7. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Mr Spaceman (3:43)
8. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:08)
9. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Feelin' Higher (4:15)
10. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Don't You Write Her Off (3:11)
11. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (3:11)
12. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Chestnut Mare (6:07)
13. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Crazy Ladies (3:44)
14. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Train Leaves Here This Morning (4:12)
15. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Mr Tambourine Man (5:14)
16. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Bagful Of Money (3:53)
17. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Release Me Girl (4:00)
18. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - You Ain't Going Nowhere (4:46)
19. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Fair And Tender Ladies (3:06)
20. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Turn Turn Turn (3:20)
21. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:45)
22. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:33)
23. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Eight Miles HIgh (4:29)
24. Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Season Song (Bye Bye Baby) (3:55)

Artwork Included

Many thanks to David for the files

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Byrds – Ames Iowa State University 1970

The Byrds – Ames Iowa State University 1970

Ames Iowa State University – October 3, 1970

Roger McGuinn - guitar/vocals
Clarence White - guitar/vocals
Gene Parsons - drums/harmonica/vocals
Skip Battin - bass/vocals

Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:05)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:40)
3. I Trust (4:09)
4. My Back Pages (2:24)
5. Baby What You Want Me To Do (3:58)
6. Well Come Back Home (8:32)
7. Truck Stop Girl (4:49)
8. Black Mountain Rag (1:05)
9. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:51)
10. Wheels On Fire (6:06)
11. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (3:01)
12. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:06)
13. Eight Miles High (19:46)
14. Hold It (2:00)
15. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:02)
16. Mr Spaceman (3:08)
17. Hold It (1:04)

Artwork Included

Thanks to Dave for the files

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Concerts

We have received 15 uncirculated performances by The Byrds, Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark, Gene Clark's Byrds Tribute, Manassas (Chris Hillman), The Country Boys (Clarence White), The Chris Hillman Band, Firefall (Michael Clarke).

We will post them soon so keep checking this blog in the next future.

The blog will return to its "private" status as soon as the first concert is posted.

You can send your request to be included on this, the mirror blog, which still has room for new members. Send a request in a comment to this post, mentioning a valid e-mail address and you will be sent an e-mail to be added. Your e-mail address will not be published.

Note: please sign in with your ID as anonymous posts and comments won't be allowed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gene Clark Sings For You




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Now that the cat is coming out...


PAST MY DOOR FIRST APPEARED ON YOUTUBE 2 DAYS AGO




*****

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Uncirculated Byrds concert


Just when we decided to pull the plug, an uncirculated Byrds concert (from October 29, 1972) surfaced 2 days ago. Here it is as a "farewell" post.

The Byrds - Live at Dean Junior College

Franklin, Masachusettts – October 29, 1972

Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Skip Battin, John Guerin

The only circulating complete concert with John Guerin on drums.

1. Lover Of The Bayou
2. Buglar
3. Americas Greatest Past-time
4. Chimes OF Freedom
5. I Wanna Gorow Up to Be a Poilitician
6. My Back Pages (Medley)
7. Black Mountain Rag
8. Mister Tambourine Man
9. Take A Whiff
10. So You Want To Be a Rock N Roll Star
11. Mister Spaceman
12. Chestnut Mare
13. Jesus Is Just Allright
14. Eight Miles High
15. Hold It
16. Roll Over Beethoven

Artwork Included (with wrong lineup)

New Link 2012-07-29

Another one

The Byrds - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 1991