Monday, December 31, 2012

The Byrds - Jet Set Sigh





The Byrds – Jet Set Sigh

The World Pacific Recordings 1964

Asterisk Disks – FYNE044 (USA 2003)

Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, Dave Crosby, Mike Clarke, Chris Hillman

Incredible 3-CD set of pre-Byrds studio recordings of multiple rehearsals, alternate takes and unreleased songs (as The Jet Set)

Disc 1

1. For Me Again (2:29)
2. For Me Again (2:25)
3. For Me Again (2:28)
4. You Showed Me (1:46)
5. You Showed Me (1:56)
6. It's No Use (2:05)
7. It's No Use (2:09)
8. It's No Use (2:11)
9. It's No Use (2:10)
10. It's No Use (2:11)
11. Here Without You (2:20)
12. Here Without You (2:20)
13. Here Without You (2:20)
14. Here Without You (2:18)
15. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (1:51)
16. You Won't Have To Cry (2:11)
17. You Showed Me (1:55)
18. I Knew I'd Want You (2:08)
19. Mr Tambourine Man (2:04)
20. The Airport Song (1:53)
21. She Has A Way (2:18)
22. You Movin' (2:01)
23. The Reason Why (2:27)
24. You Won't Have To Cry (2:07)
25. Here Without You (2:17)
26. She Has A Way (2:24)
27. You Movin' (2:02)

Disc 2

1. Mr Tambourine Man (2:15)
2. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (1:49)
3. The Reason Why (2:21)
4. It's No Use (2:11)
5. I Knew I'd Want You (2:21)
6. Boston (1:56)
7. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (1:52)
8. Tomorrow Is A Long Ways Away (1:51)
9. I Knew I'd Want you (2:06)
10. I Knew I'd Want You (2:22)
11. I Knew I'd Want You (2:08)
12. I Knew I'd Want You (2:09)
13. Boston (2:06)
14. Boston (1:59)
15. Boston (2:00)
16. The Airport Song (1:54)
17. It Won't Be Long (1:53)
18. It Won't Be Long (1:52)
19. Please Let Me Love You (2:16)
20. Please Let Me Love You (2:19)
21. The Only Girl I Adore (2:21)
22. Mr Tambourine Man (2:04)
23. Mr Tambourine Man (2:15)
24. The Reason Why (2:20)
25. The Reason Why (2:26)
26. You Won't Have To Cry (2:07)
27. You Won't Have To Cry (2:10)

Disc 3

1. She Has A Way (2:15)
2. She Has A Way (2:24)
3. She Has A Way (2:17)
4. She Has A Way (2:24)
5. She Has A Way (2:16)
6. She Has A Way (2:27)
7. She Has A Way (2:26)
8. She Has A Way (2:20)
9. You Movin' (2:03)
10. You Movin' (2:02)
11. You Movin' (2:03)
12. You Movin' (2:04)
13. You Movin' (2:04)
14. You Movin' (2:02)
15. For Me Again (2:28)
16. You Showed Me (1:45)
17. Boston (1:57)
18. You Movin' (2:02)
19. It's No Use (2:09)
20. She Has A way (2:23)
21. For Me Again (2:23)
22. Here Without You (2:19)
23. You Movin' (2:03)
24. You Movin' (2:00)
25. It's No Use (2:08)

Artwork Included in Volume 3

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Desert Rose Band - Live In Switzerland 1990




The Desert Rose Band – Live In Switzerland 1990

6th Swiss Alps Country Music Festival

Sportzentrum, Grindelwald, Switzerland – June 16, 1990

Chris Hillman (guitar, mandolin, lead vocals, harmony vocals)
John Jorgensen (guitars, harmony vocals)
Bill Bryson (bass)
Herb Pedersen (guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals)
Steve Duncan (drums)
Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel guitar)

Audience recording

1. Intro (0:55)
2. Ashes Of Love (3:07)
3. One That Got Away (3:44)
4. Love Reunited (2:58)
5. Start All Over Again (4:46)
6. Everybody's Hero (3:03)
7. In Another Lifetime (4:22)
8. Old Crossroad - Hard Times (5:06)
9. For The Rich Man (3:58)
10. Will This Be The Day (4:40)
11. Running (4:38)
12. Band Intros (1:34)
13. He's Back And I'm Blue (3:00)
14. One Step Forward (3:22)
15. Missing You (4:43)
16. Just A Memory (3:10)
17. God's Plan (4:45)
18. Hello Trouble (2:26)
19. She Don't Love Nobody (2:53)
20. The Price I Pay (4:55)
21. Sin City (4:07)
22. Devil In Disguise (3:44)

Artwork Included

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Byrds - Newcastle, U.K. - May 11th, 1971


The Byrds – Newcastle 1971

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, U.K.  - May 7, 1971

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, banjo, vocals)
Clarence White (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)
Jimmi Seiter (percussions, congas)

Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:52)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:15)
3. Truckstop Girl (3:39)
4. My Back Pages (2:44)
5. B.J. Blues (1:19)
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:45)
7. Jamaica Say You Will (3:28)
8. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:22)
9. Mr Tambourine Man (4:47)
10. Pretty Boy Floyd (3:09)
11. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:59)
12. Chestnut Mare (6:01)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:02)
14. Eight Miles High (Jam Fragment) (1:39)
15. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:48)
16. Mr Spaceman (3:17)
17. Hold It (1:26)
18. Mary Don't You Weep (5:02)

Artwork Included

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Roger McGuinn - Live One Year At A Time (Vol. 2) (1991-2017) - STYLL FLYING




Roger McGuinn – Live One Year At A Time

Vol 2 : 1991-2017 : STYLL FLYING

Hats off to the compiler, who managed to find live versions of 53 different songs to match 53 years of Roger McGuinn’s carreer.

Sound quality varies

Track 1 = with The Headlights
Track 10 = The Byrds (last reunion)
Track 20 = unknown accompaniment
Track 26 = with Mudcrutch featuring Tom Petty
Track 27 = with Marty Stuart

1. 1991 - Love That Never Dies (3:41)
2. 1992 - King Of The Hill (4:36)
3. 1993 - Eight Miles High (1:17)
4. 1994 - Someone To Love (3:20)
5. 1995 - Wild Mountain Thyme (1:19)
6. 1996 - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:19)
7. 1997 - May The Road Rise (1:44)
8. 1998 - Change Is Now (1:44)
9. 1999 - Southbound Blues (2:32)
10. 2000 - Turn Turn Turn (3:37)
11. 2001 - Russian Hill (4:30)
12. 2002 - Hickory Wind (3:02)
13. 2003 - She Don't Care About Time (2:42)
14. 2004 - Lover Of The Bayou (2:40)
15. 2005 - Mr Spaceman (2:05)
16. 2006 - All I Really Want To Do (1:36)
17. 2007 - My Back Pages (3:36)
18. 2008 - So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:17)
19. 2009 - Easter Morn (2:34)
20. 2010 - Take This Hammer (2:43)
21. 2011 - Parade Of Lost Dreams (2:56)
22. 2012 - John Riley (3:31)
23. 2013 - 5D (1:53)
24. 2014 - Rock Island Line (0:39)
25. 2015 - American Girl (2:01)
26. 2016 - Bugler (3:12)
27. 2017 - Silver Dagger (3:05)

Artwork Included


Roger McGuinn - Live One Year At A Time (Vol. 1 - 1965-1988) - TIME FLYES AWAY



Roger McGuinn – Live One Year At A Time

Vol 1 : 1965-1988 : TYME FLYES AWAY (volume 2 coming soon)

Hats off to the compiler, who managed to find live versions of 48 different songs to match 48 years of Roger McGuinn’s carreer.

Sound quality varies.

1. 1965 - The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man (2:28)
2. 1966 - The Byrds - Bells Of Rhymney (2:36)
3. 1967 - The Byrds - I Know My Rider (2:07)
4. 1968 - The Byrds - Blue Suede Shoes (1:54)
5. 1969 - The Byrds - Goin' Back (3:43)
6. 1970 - The Byrds - You Don't Miss Your Water (3:28)
7. 1971 - The Byrds - Pretty Boy Floyd (2:17)
8. 1972 - The Byrds - The Water Is Wide (3:01)
9. 1973 - Roger McGuinn - Hanoi Hannah (3:20)
10. 1974 - Roger McGuinn - I'm So Restless (2:36)
11. 1975 - Roger McGuinn And Band - So Long (3:16)
12. 1976 - Roger McGuinn - Dreamland (3:14)
13. 1977 - Roger McGuinn's Thunderbyrd - We Can Do It All Over Again (4:33)
14. 1978 - Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark - Bag Full Of Money (3:25)
15. 1979 - McGuinn, Clark & Hillman - Don't You Write Her Off (3:03)
16. 1980 - Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman - Giving Herself Away (3:56)
17. 1981 - Roger McGuinn - Gate Of Horn (2:41)
18. 1982 - Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman - Let Me Down Easy (2:59)
19. 1983 - Roger McGuinn - Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man (2:11)
20. 1984 - Roger McGuinn - Just A Season (2:10)
21. 1985 - Roger McGuinn - Sweet Memories (2:25)
22. 1986 - Roger McGuinn - One More Chance (4:07)
23. 1987 - Roger McGuinn - Chestnut Mare (4:48)
24. 1988 - Roger McGuinn - You Showed Me (2:40)

Artwork Included

Friday, October 5, 2012

Flying Burrito Brothers - Rindge 1977



The Flying Burrito Brothers – Rindge 1977

Franklin Pearce College, Rindge, Nh – February 21, 1977

From The Dinky Dawson Tapes.

Gib Guilbeau
Sneaky Pete Kleinow
Bobby Cochran
Thad Maxwell
Mickey Mcgee

This Lineup Of The Flying Burrito Brothers Performed As Such During A Few Months In 1977, Then Went Into The Studio To Record An Album That Came Out As Sierra That Same Year.

1. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, And Loud, Loud Music (3:09)
2. White Line Fever (3:31)
3. You Give Me Lovin' (3:38)
4. Hot Burrito #2 (4:28)
5. It's Alright By Me (3:16)
6. Diggy Liggy Li (2:51)
7. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms (2:38)
8. Don't You Cry (3:36)
9. I Found Love (5:46)
10. Gina (3:26)
11. Toe Tappin' Music (2:57)
12. Take A Whiff On Me (3:38)
13. Christine's Tune (5:26)
14. Johnny B. Goode (4:21)
15. Six Days On The Road (4:32)
16. Truck Drivin' Man (2:26)
17. Orange Blossom Special (4:21)

Artwork Included

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Firefall - The Other End, New York 1975




Firefall – June 6, 1975 - The Other End, New York City, NY

(Firefall debut concerts)

Audience Recording

Rick Roberts (vocals, guitar)
Larry Burnett (vocals, guitar)
Jock Bartley (lead guitar, vocals)
Mark Andes (bass)
Michael Clarke (drums)

1. It Doesn't Matter (3:24)
2. Do What You Want (5:14)
3. Tell The Truth (5:14)
4. Wedding Song (3:49)
5. Falling In Love (4:33)
6. No Way Out (7:19)
7. You Never Know (7:02)
8. Deliver Me (5:15)
9. Sad Old Love Song (4:43)
10. She Made Me Lose My Blues (10:06)
11. Mexico (7:18)
12. Colorado (6:02)
13. Give (4:14)
14. In My Own Small Way (3:30)
15. Livin Ain't Livin (6:45)
16. Cinderella (fragment) (1:42)

Another recording by David M. – Many thanks to him.

First posted on BB Kron (BB Chronicles).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Flying Burrito Brothers / Country Gazette – Live In Holland – Breda 1973

The Flying Burrito Brothers / Country Gazette – Live In Holland – Breda 1973

The Turfschip, Breda, The Netherlands – February 16, 1973

Rick Roberts, Byron Berline, Kenny Wertz, Alan Munde, Roger Bush, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Eric Dalton

In Holland, even though the band was now no more, The Flying Burrito Brothers had almost legendary status and, following an offer for one final tour, Rick Roberts resurrected the band using the same musicians as 1972 except that Sneaky Pete Kleinow returned on Steel Guitar replacing Don Beck.

They played shows similar to the ones they did on the 1972 tour. Although the bluegrass influence was even greater because of the continuation of "Country Gazette" and despite lack of rehearsal for the Burrito material, the tour was a success with a couple of shows recorded and broadcast on various Dutch radio stations.


1. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Intro (1:30)
2. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Tried So Hard (3:59)
3. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Dark End Of The Street (4:42)
4. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Why Are You Crying (4:11)
5. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies (4:16)
6. The Flying Burrito Brothers - She Made Me Lose My Blues (2:43)
7. Country Gazette - Hot Burrito Breakdown (5:05)
8. Country Gazette - Keep On Pushin' (3:17)
9. Country Gazette - Sally Goodin' (5:13)
10. Country Gazette - The Fallen Eagle (3:01)
11. Country Gazette - Rawhide (2:52)
12. Country Gazette - Orange Blossom Special (1:59)
13. Country Gazette - Uncle Penn (3:23)
14. Country Gazette - Sweet Dixie (3:06)
15. Country Gazette - Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (3:49)
16. Country Gazette - No Matter How Fast The Fish Swims He Never Sweats (3:01)
17. Country Gazette - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2:53)
18. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Deliver Me (4:37)
19. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Bud's Bounce (3:50)
20. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Colorado (5:27)
21. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (3:10)
22. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #2 (3:17)

Artwork Included

Saturday, August 11, 2012

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman - Stockholm, Sweden 1979 (In The Garden)

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – In The Garden

Tivoli Gardens, Stockholm, Sweden – February 10, 1979

Roger McGuinn
Gene Clark
Chris Hillman

with John Sambatora on guitar and Greg Thomas on drums

1. Stopping Traffic
2. Mr. Tambourine Man
3. Feel A Whole Lot Better
4. Chimes Of Freedom
5. Eight Miles High
6. Bye Bye Baby

Artwork Included

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Desert Rose Band - Circle Star Center, San Carlos 1988


The Desert Rose Band – Circle Star Center

Circle Star Center, San Carlos, Ca – June 29, 1988

Chris Hillman (guitar, mandolin, lead vocals, harmony vocals)
John Jorgensen (guitars, harmony vocals)
Bill Bryson (bass)
Herb Pedersen (guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals)
Steve Duncan (drums)
Jay Dee Maness (pedal steel guitar)

1. Ashes Of Love (2:58)
2. Love Reunited (2:38)
3. For The Rich Man (4:49)
4. Hard Times (2:42)
5. He's Back And I'm Blue (3:28)
6. Leave This Town (2:44)
7. Band Intros (1:38)
8. One Step Forward (3:07)
9. Hello Trouble (2:21)
10. One That Got Away (4:30)
11. Summer Wind (3:42)
12. Once More (4:09)
13. She Don't Love Nobody (2:40)
14. The Price I Pay (3:21)

Artwork Included

Friday, July 13, 2012

Repost by request - HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY TO ROGER MCGUINN - Roger McGuinn - WHCN, Hartford, Connecticut - 1976


Roger McGuinn - WHCN, Hartford, Connecticut - 1976

Singing and playing with Roger McGuinn is Bruce Barlow, bass player and vocalist in the first lineup of Thunderbyrd.

1. Intro + Interview (1:10)
2. Lover Of The Bayou (2:10)
3. Interview (0:52)
4. Up To Me (5:03)
5. Interview + Dreamland (part) + Interview (2:53)
6. Mr Spaceman (1:47)
7. Interview (0:33)
8. She Don't Care About Time (2:20)
9. Interview (0:36)
10. Lost My Drivin' Wheel (3:53)
11. Interview (0:24)
12. Old Blue (3:12)
13. Interview (0:33)
14. Bag Full Of Money (2:47)
15. Interview (2:50)
16. Draggin' (2:51)
17. Interview (2:04)
18. Mr Tambourine Man (2:00)
19. Chestnut Mare (4:52)
20. Wasn't Born To Follow (1:49)
21. Outro (0:22)

Artwork Included

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Byrds – Winterland, San Francisco – December 9, 1967

The Byrds – Winterland, San Francisco – December 9, 1967

Roger McGuinn – guitar, vocals
Chris Hillman – bass, vocals
Michael Clarke - drums


1. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:08)
2. Satisfied Mind (2:35)
3. Have You Seen Her Face (1:13)
4. My Back Pages (1:50)
5. Milestones (5:25)
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do (3:12)
7. Renaissance Fair (1:45)
8. Eight Miles High (3:29)
9. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:37)

Artwork Included

Thursday, July 5, 2012

REPOST by Request: Gene Clark - Sophie’s, Palo Alto – February 17, 1975

Gene Clark - Sophie’s, Palo Alto – February 17, 1975

With Duke Bardwell and Roger White

The earliest known live Gene Clark solo recording

Audience Recording

01. Life's Greatest Fool (4:04)
02. The True One (3:28)
03. The Radio Song (3:58)
04. Silver Raven (6:14)
05. No Other (4:45)
06. In The Pines (3:24)
07. Put Your Faith In Me (4:44)
08. Hear The Wind (4:24)
09. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (4:08)
10. Full Circle (3:03)
11. Train Leaves Here This Morning (uncomplete) (3:52)

Artwork Included

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Byrds – Boston Tea Party 1970 [October 17, 1970 (first set)]

The Byrds – Boston Tea Party 1970

Boston, Ma, - October 17, 1970 (first set)

Roger McGuinn (guitars, vocals)
Clarence White (guitars, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, banjo, harmonica, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)
Terry Melcher (keyboards)

Soundboard Recording

1. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:09)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:49)
3. Tuning And Banter (0:37)
4. This Wheel's On Fire (7:12)
5. I Trust (4:27)
6. Lover Of The Bayou (4:13)
7. Mr Spaceman (3:08)
8. Positively 4th Street (3:51)
9. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag - Tuning (2:20)
10. Jesus Is Just Alright (4:33)
11. Annoucement For Set 2 (0:39)

Artwork Included

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Byrds - Boston Tea Party - October 16, 1970

The Byrds – Boston Tea Party 1970

Boston, Ma, - October 16, 1970

Lineup (left to right on the front cover):

Clarence White (guitars, vocals)
Jimmi Seiter (percussions)
Gene Parsons (drums, banjo, harmonica, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)
Roger McGuinn (guitars, vocals)

Soundboard Recording

1. Ballad Of Easy Rider (fade in) (2:40)
2. Soldier's Joy / Black Mountain Rag (1:26)
3. Mr Tambourine Man (2:53)
4. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:07)
5. Eight Miles High (16:34)
6. Hold It (1:15)
7. Chestnut Mare (fade in) (4:59)
8. Roll Over Beethoven (3:17)
9. Amazing Grace (2:35)

Artwork Included

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Byrds - Prior To The Closing (Fillmore East, New York - June 9, 1971)

The Byrds – Prior To The Closing

Fillmore East, New York – June 9, 1971

Roger McGuinn (guitars, vocals)
Clarence White (guitars, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, harmonica, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)
Jimmi Seiter (percussions)

Soundboard Recording

1. My Back Pages (2:42)
2. Baby What You Want Me To Do (4:05)
3. Jamaica Say You Will (4:02)
4. Black Mountain Rag (1:15)
5. Mr Tambourine Man (4:16)
6. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:36)
7. Take A Whiff On Me (2:53)
8. Chestnut Mare (5:18)
9. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:01)
10. Eight Miles High (18:48)
11. Roll Over Beethoven (2:43)

Artwork Included

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Chris Hillman Band – The Other End, New York 1975

The Chris Hillman Band – The Other End, New York 1975

The Other End, New York – June 3, 1975

Chris Hillman - guitar, mandolin, lead vocals
Rick Roberts - rhythm guitar, vocals
Jock Bartley - lead guitar
Mark Andes - bass
Michael Wooten - drums


From BB Chronicles:

Here’s Chris Hillman, from the tour immediately following the break-up of the Souther-Hillman-Furay band in 1975. Chris got together with old friend Rick Roberts and two other members of Rick's 'new' band, tentatively called Firefall, which had begun rehearsing together but had not yet recorded or performed as a group. This was the same place, at New York's The Other End (aka The Bitter End), where just 3 days later (June 6, 1975), Firefall would be 'discovered' and offered their record contract, after Chris Hillman became ill and had to bow out of the tour and Firefall continued several shows without him, featuring their new band (with Michael Clarke replacing Michael Wooten on drums) and songs. Here, though, we have the show prior to that day, when Chris was still very much in charge and ably running the show, which features a nice selection of songs from throughout his career at that point (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, SHF Band, solo...)


Set 1:

1. Lazy Day (3:11)
2. It Doesn't Matter (3:49)
3. Bound To Fall (3:11)
4. Hot Burrito #2 (3:31)
5. Heavenly Fire (3:46)
6. Sin City (3:16)
7. Fallen Eagle (3:54)
8. Rise And Fall (3:16)
9. The Race is On (2:31)
10. Follow Me Through (4:51)
11. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (4:26)

Set 2:

1. Safe At Home (3:08)
2. Down In The Churchyard (3:59)
3. Bound To Fall (3:31)
4. Lies (3:41)
5. Colorado (4:53)
6. Time Between (2:39)
7. Blue Morning (4:27)
8. Hot Burrito #2 (3:29)
9. Christine's Tune (3:16)
10. Follow Me Through (5:30)
11. Mystery Train (6:14)
12. Take It On The Run (3:26)
13. Six Days On The Road (3:10)

Artwork Included

Files provided by David M.
First posted on BB Chronicles.
Audio files tagged by Rocking-Byrd.
Audio files names and song titles slightly corrected by Rocking-Byrd.
Images slightly corrected and resized by Rocking-Byrd.


Many thanks to David and BB Chronicles.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

R.I.P. Doc Watson May 29, 2012 - REPOST - Doc Watson with Clarence White – Home Recordings 1965


Doc Watson with Clarence White – Home Recordings 1965

Live home recordings during Doc Watson’s visit and performance at The Ash Grove, Hollywood CA, circa 1965. Made at the request of Clarence White, with Clarence on 2nd guitar.

1. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (1:39)
2. Dill Pickle Rag (1:38)
3. Arkansas Traveler (1:20)
4. Soldiers' Joy (1:36)
5. Devils' Dream (1:23)
6. Blackberry Rag (1:35)
7. Texas Gales (1:15)
8. Streets Of Laredo (1:11)
9. When You And I Were Young Maggie (1:30)
10. Windy And Warm (1:40)
11. Blue Smoke (1:41)
12. Liberty (1:47)
13. Speedin' West (1:51)
14. Ragtime Annie (1:34)
15. Black Mountain Rag (1:12)
16. Fishers' Hornpipe (1:13)
17. Remington Ride (1:47)
18. Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (1:44)
19. Water Baby Boogie (2:14)
20. Billy In The Lowground (1:13)
21. Sheik Of Araby (2:28)

Artwork Included

Thursday, May 24, 2012

R.I.P. Gene Clark 21 Years Ago (May 24, 1991) - Gene Clark and The Firebyrds – Tango Club 1984 (REPOST)


Gene Clark and The Firebyrds – Tango Club 1984

Tango Club, Dallas, Texas 1984

Gene Clark (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
Michael Clarke (drums)
Matt Andes (guitar)
Peter Oliva (bass)
Mike Hardwick (guitar, steel guitar)


1. Gene Clark - Spanish Guitar (3:08)
2. Gene Clark - Silver Raven (4:04)
3. Gene Clark - I Had A Dream Come True (4:30)
4. Gene Clark - Gypsy Rider (4:15)
5. Gene Clark - Fair And Tender Ladies (4:31)
6. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - You Showed Me (2:14)
7. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Something About You Baby (3:08)
8. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Dixie Flyer (3:47)
9. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Band Intro (1:07)
10. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Blue Raven (4:27)
11. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - She Loves You (3:57)
12. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Vanessa (3:16)
13. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Run Into The Night (3:48)
14. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Train Leaves Here This Morning (6:04)
15. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Rodeo Rider (3:44)
16. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Hula Bula Man (3:36)
17. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - No Other (4:11)
18. Gene Clark & The Firebyrds - Eight Miles High (5:13)

Artwork Included

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Byrds - Piper Club, Rome 1968 - REPOST - R.I.P. DOUG DILLARD May 16, 2012















The Byrds – The Piper Club, Rome, Italy

May 1968

Roger McGuinn
Chris Hillman
Kevin Kelley
Gram Parsons
Doug Dillard

R.I.P. DOUG DILLARD May 16, 2012


Note :

This file is compiled from various sources, so audio quality varies.

01 YOU AIN’T GOING NOWHERE
02 OLD JOHN ROBERTSON
03 Gram Parsons Introduction
04 YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER
05 HICKORY WIND
06 I'LL FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER
07 CHIMES OF FREEDOM
08 THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
09 TURN TURN TURN
10 MY BACK PAGES
11 B.J. BLUES
12 BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
13 MISTER SPACEMAN

NEW LINK 2016-10-29

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Flying Burrito Brothers - Postaula, Bremen, Germany - October 4, 1976


The Flying Burrito Brothers – Postaula, Bremen 1976

Postaula, Bremen, Germany – October 4, 1976

Joel Scott-Hill (Guitar, Vocals)
Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals)
Gib Guilbeau (Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals)

Skip Battin (Bass, Vocals)

Ed Ponder (Drums)


FM Broadcast

1. Shennandoah Valley Breakdown (1:34)
2. White Line Fever (3:24)
3. Wild Side Of Life (4:28)
4. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) (2:29)
5. Diggi Liggi Lo (2:48)
6. The Fugitive (I’m A Lonesome Fugitive) (3:37)
7. Toe Tappin' Music (3:09)
8. Border Town (3:50)
9. Quiet Man (4:04)
10. Waiting For Love To Begin (2:59)
11. Truck Drivin' Man (2:39)
12. Orange Blossom Special (4:45)

Artwork Included

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Flying Burrito Brothers – WMMR Philadelphia 1971



The Flying Burrito Brothers – WMMR Philadelphia 1971

Sigma Studios, WMMR, Philadelphia - June 1971

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

THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE RELEASED OFFICIALLY ON JUNE 18th, 2012 – SO GRAB IT NOW.

THIS IS FROM A NEW SOURCE; THE SPEED HAS BEEN CORRECTED AND ALL FILES ARE TAGGED.

1. Intro (0:46)
2. Six Days On The Road (3:12)
3. 100 Years From Now (2:44)
4. My Uncle (2:29)
5. Four Days of Rain (4:28)
6. She Made Me Lose My Blues (2:15)
7. Intro To Bluegrass Songs (0:33)
8. Shenandoah Valley County Breakdown (1:35)
9. Why Are You Crying (3:22)
10. Intro To Dixie Breakdown (0:20)
11. Dixie Breakdown (2:43)
12. Can't You Hear Me Calling (2:38)
13. Intro To While Line Fever (0:20)
14. White Line Fever (3:31)
15. Colorado (5:28)
16. Steel Guitar Instrumental (2:33)
17. Devil In Disguise (4:24)
18. Do Right Woman (4:15)
19. Dark End Of The Street (6:07)
20. Tried So Hard (3:18)
21. Hot Burrito #2 (4:29)
22. Wake Up Little Susie (cut) (1:37)


Artwork included

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Byrds - Untitled Collection


The Byrds – Untitled Collection

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

with Terry Melcher on keyboards on disc one


This double CD combines two soundboard recordings of concerts by The Byrds from 1970 which were posted here separately before:

Disc One: Baltimore, April 15, 1970

1. Lover Of The Bayou (2:57)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:09)
3. Well Come Back Home (8:02)
4. My Back Pages (2:24)
5. B.J. Blues - Baby What You Want Me To Do (5:07)
6. Truck Stop Girl (4:42)
7. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (1:28)
8. Mr Tambourine Man (2:45)
9. Take A Whiff On Me (3:36)
10. This Wheel's On Fire (6:16)
11. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (2:42)
12. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:28)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:01)
14. Eight Miles High (16:57)
15. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:49)
16. Mr Spaceman (2:57)
17. Hold It (1:19)

Disc Two: Stockton, September 20, 1970

1. I Trust (1:11)
2. Well Come Back Home (7:34)
3. My Back Pages (2:16)
4. B.J. Blues - Baby What You Want Me To Do (4:57)
5. Truck Stop Girl (4:38)
6. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (1:58)
7. Take A Whiff On Me (3:29)
8. This Wheel's On Fire (6:13)
9. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (2:44)
10. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:20)
11. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:15)
12. Turn Turn Turn (2:00)
13. Mr Tambourine Man (2:07)
14. Eight Miles High (10:04)
15. Hold It (2:22)
16. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:55)
17. Mr Spaceman (3:18)
18. The Christian Life (1:59)
19. Lover Of The Bayou - Hold It (4:23)

Artwork Included with disc one

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Byrds - Fillmore West, August 16, 1970 (with Kathi McDonald)

The Byrds – Fillmore West 1970

Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA – August 16, 1970

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, harmonica, vocals)

Clarence White (guitar, vocals)

Skip Battin (bass, vocals)


With guest Kathi McDonald (vocals on track 6)


Soundboard Recording

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:53)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:37)
3. Well Come Back Home (7:25)
4. My Back Pages (2:25)
5. B.J. Blues (0:33)
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do (with Kathi McDonald on vocals) (2:50)
7. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:18)
8. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:29)
9. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:04)
10. Wheels On Fire (6:14)
11. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (2:28)
12. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:24)
13. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:10)
14. All The Things (4:08)
15. Nashville West (2:14)
16. Turn Turn Turn (2:23)
17. Mr Tambourine Man (2:12)
18. Eight Miles High (13:46)
19. Hold It (1:30)
20. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:14)
21. Mr Spaceman (2:57)
22. Amazing Grace (3:27)

Artwork Included

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Byrds - Manchester, UK May 1971 (soundboard)

The Byrds – Manchester 1971

Free Trade Hall, Manchester, U.K. - May 11, 1971

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Gene Parsons (drums, harmonica, vocals)
Clarence White (guitar, vocals)
Skip Battin (bass, vocals)
Jimmi Seiter (percussions)


Soundboard Recording

1. Tuning + Intro (0:47)
2. Lover Of The Bayou (3:38)
3. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:05)
4. Truck Stop Girl (3:47)
5. My Back Pages (2:20)
6. B.J. Blues (1:16)
7. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:44)
8. Jamaica Say You Will (3:37)
9. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (2:04)
10. Mr Tambourine Man (4:47)
11. Pretty Boy Floyd (2:54)
12. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:57)
13. Chestnut Mare (5:47)
14. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:08)
15. Eight Miles High (19:44)
16. Hold It (2:17)
17. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:53)
18. Mr Spaceman (3:31)
19. Hold It (1:26)
20. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (3:31)
21. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:44)
22. Wasn't Born To Follow (2:19)
23. Hold It (1:24)

Artwork Included

Monday, April 23, 2012

Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman – The Roxy, Los Angeles 1980-08-18


Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman – The Roxy, Los Angeles

August 18, 1980

Roger McGuinn (12 string guitar, vocals)
Chris Hillman (bass, vocals)
Jonny Sambataro (guitar, vocals)
Scott Kirkpatrick (drums, vocals)

Audience Recording

1. Sad Boy (4:31)
2. Giving Herself Away (3:58)
3. It Doesn't Matter (2:49)
4. Don't You Write Her Off (2:49)
5. Turn Turn Turn (3:14)
6. One More Chance (3:45)
7. Deeper In (2:33)
8. Chestnut Mare (5:10)
9. Let Me Down Easy (3:30)
10. Skate Date (2:41)
11. Mr Tambourine Man (2:25)
12. Surrender To Me (2:39)
13. City (4:47)
14. Mr Spaceman (2:33)
15. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:11)
16. Stopping Traffic (5:01)
17. Who Taught The Night (2:42)
18. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:49)
19. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:35)
20. Eight Miles High (4:44)

Artwork Included

Friday, February 24, 2012

Roger McGuinn - Desperado’s, Washington DC – March 14, 1982

Roger McGuinn

Desperado’s, Washington DC – March 14, 1982

In a real pro move, Roger Mcguinn ascertained that many people attending the second show had been to the first, so he played a lot of different songs, plus giving the newcomers some of the big hits.

Set 1

1. Don't You Write Her Off (2:43)
2. Ballad Of Easy Rider - Wasn't Born To Follow (3:45)
3. My Back Pages (2:06)
4. Woman (2:44)
5. Up To Me (2:22)
6. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (3:42)
7. One More Chance (3:28)
8. Gate Of Horn (2:56)
9. Chestnut Mare (5:06)
10. Russian Hill (4:18)
11. We Can Do It All Over Again (3:29)
12. Draggin' (2:38)
13. Take Me Away (2:45)
14. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician (1:40)
15. America For Me (2:43)
16. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (1:59)
17. Mr Spaceman (2:17)
18. Eight Miles High (2:52)
19. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:10)
20. Mr Tambourine Man (2:37)
21. Turn Turn Turn (2:11)
22. Light Up The Darkness (2:55)

Set 2

1. Born To Rock 'N' Roll (3:35)
2. Same Old Sound (2:45)
3. Don't You Write Her Off (2:51)
4. Just A Season (3:14)
5. All I Really Want To Do (2:01)
6. Bag Full Of Money (3:12)
7. Go To Sea Once More (3:08)
8. Old Blue (2:38)
9. Drugstore Truck Drivin' Man (2:51)
10. Bye Bye Baby (3:54)
11. Take Good Care Of That Smile (3:01)
12. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (3:55)
13. He Was A Friend Of Mine (2:23)
14. Goin' Back (2:20)
15. My Back Pages (2:37)
16. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:06)
17. Mr Spaceman (2:17)
18. Eight Miles High (3:03)
19. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:23)
20. Mr Tambourine Man (2:35)
21. Chestnut Mare (5:29)

Artwork Included

Thanks to “bpthree” for taping this concert and to “rory” for making it available

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Doc Watson with Clarence White - Home Recordings 1965


Doc Watson with Clarence White – Home Recordings 1965

Live home recordings during Doc Watson’s visit and performance at The Ash Grove, Hollywood CA, circa 1965. Made at the request of Clarence White, with Clarence on 2nd guitar.

1. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (1:39)
2. Dill Pickle Rag (1:38)
3. Arkansas Traveler (1:20)
4. Soldiers' Joy (1:36)
5. Devils' Dream (1:23)
6. Blackberry Rag (1:35)
7. Texas Gales (1:15)
8. Streets Of Laredo (1:11)
9. When You And I Were Young Maggie (1:30)
10. Windy And Warm (1:40)
11. Blue Smoke (1:41)
12. Liberty (1:47)
13. Speedin' West (1:51)
14. Ragtime Annie (1:34)
15. Black Mountain Rag (1:12)
16. Fishers' Hornpipe (1:13)
17. Remington Ride (1:47)
18. Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (1:44)
19. Water Baby Boogie (2:14)
20. Billy In The Lowground (1:13)
21. Sheik Of Araby (2:28)

Artwork Included

Friday, February 3, 2012

Roger McGuinn - Lonestar Café, New York 1986

Roger McGuinn – Lonstar Café, New York 1986

Lonestar Café, New York – June 26, 1986

1. Gate Of Horn (2:37)
2. Old Blue (3:04)
3. Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out (2:50)
4. Joy To My Heart (1:26)
5. Jack Tarr The sailor (2:16)
6. The Water Is Wide (2:10)
7. St Clair's Defeat (1:38)
8. I Want To Hold Your Hand (2:42)
9. It Won't Be Wrong (2:00)
10. You Showed Me (2:35)
11. Mr Tambourine Man (3:50)
12. Turn Turn Turn (3:47)
13. My Back Pages (2:59)
14. Mr Spaceman (2:20)
15. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:08)
16. Eight Miles High (3:44)
17. You Ain't Going Nowhere (2:52)
18. Drugstore Truck Driving Man (3:07)
19. Ballad Of Easy Rider - Wasn't Born To Follow (3:36)
20. Chestnut Mare (6:39)
21. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll star (2:01)
22. Light Up The Darkness (2:34)

Artwork Included

Files provided by David again – many thanks to him

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd

Audio files de-clicked, re-joined, re-levelled, re-balanced by Rocking-Byrd

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Roger McGuinn & Thunderbyrd – Sophie’s, Palo Alto 1976

Roger McGuinn & Thunderbyrd – Sophie’s, Palo Alto 1976

Sophie’s, Palo Alto, Ca. USA - July 1976

Roger McGuinn - guitar,vocals
Bruce Barlow - bass,vocals
Lance Dickerson - drums
James Q. Smith - lead guitar,vocals

This concert features the short lived first lineup of Thunderbyrd (with ex-members of The Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band, Commander Cody’s Lost Planet Airmen and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers), and includes a lot of rarely played songs. Touring on the heels of his recent “Cardiff Rose” LP, McGuinn includes many songs from that record, as well as some not often played solo stuff.

Audience Recording

Part 1

1. Lover Of The Bayou (5:27)
2. Round Table (4:28)
3. Mr Spaceman (3:19)
4. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:38)
5. Mr Tambourine Man (6:23)
6. Chestnut Mare (5:28)
7. Band Introduction (1:09)
8. Rock And Roll Time (slow version) (1:36)
9. Rock And Roll Time (fast version) (3:08)
10. Up To Me (7:51)
11. Dreamland (5:28)
12. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:41)
13. Take Me Away (3:19)

Part 2

1. Wasn't Born To Follow (2:59)
2. Draggin' (3:30)
3. Chimes Of Freedom (4:06)
4. Lost My Drivin' Wheel (7:04)
5. Bells Of Rhymney (3:27)
6. My Back Pages (4:00)
7. 5D (3:15)
8. Tiffany Queen (2:31)
9. Turn Turn Turn (3:21)
10. Eight Miles High (8:26)
11. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:04)

Artwork Included

Many thanks again to David who provided the recording.

Audio files re-joined, de-clicked, re-levelled and re-balanced by Rocking-Byrd

Basic Artwork by Rocking-Byrd

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark – Cellar Door – March 21, 1978


Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark – Cellar Door

The Cellar Door, Washington – March 21, 1978

Different from another concert posted here in the past, which was recorded during the same stint that McGuinn and Clark did at The Cellar Door in March 1978.

1. Don't You Write Her Off (3:17)
2. Crazy Ladies (3:30)
3. Train Leaves Here This Morning (3:52)
4. Bagful Of Money (3:37)
5. Release Me Girl (3:46)
6. Fair And Tender Ladies (3:06)
7. Mr. Tambourine Man (4:42)
8. Chestnut Mare (5:53)
9. Jolly Roger (3:17)
10. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:25)
11. Turn! Turn! Turn! (3:07)
12. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (3:48)
13. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (2:19)
14. Eight Miles High (4:40)
15. Bye Bye Baby (4:18)
16. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (2:59)

Artwork Included

Files provided by David - Many thanks to him for sharing his incredible collection.

Audio files de-clicked, de-noised, re-joined, re-levelled, re-balanced by Rocking-Byrd

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Byrds – The Second Night At The Ash Grove (L.A. August 22, 1970 featuring Gene Clark)

The Byrds – The Second Night At The Ash Grove

Ash Grove, Los Angeles – August 22, 1970

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

With Guests:

Gene Clark – lead vocals on "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better"
Gib Guilbeau – lead vocals, fiddle on "Diggy Liggy Lo" & "Louisiana Man"

Over the course of the August 1970 (3 days – 21, 22 and 23) Ash Grove run, The Byrds sets would include several notable friends dropping by -- guest appearances included the likes of Linda Ronstadt, John Hammond and Gib Guilbeau, as well as former Byrds members Gene Clark and Gram Parsons. Presented here is The Byrds set from the second night of this run, which includes guest appearances by Gene Clark and Gib Guilbeau. One of the remarkable things about this recording is the ability to clearly hear everything on stage. The Ash Grove largely catered to traditional folk and blues artists. Drums and electric instruments required little or no additional amplification in the small venue, so were not often mixed through the Ash Grove's PA system. Full band recordings taped directly off the house system often suffer from mixes that neglect to capture everything clearly. For this run, Dawson brought in part of The Byrds PA system, which may have been overkill, but allowed him to include everything in the mix and to mix in stereo, which greatly enhances this recording.

The night begins with the standard opener of this era, "Lover Of The Bayou", the McGuinn/Jacques Levy collaboration that would kick off the live half of the "Untitled" album. Like much of McGuinn's original material from this era, the song was written for an aborted stage show project called Gene Tryp, which was based on Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt (The stage show's name was simply an anagram of Ibsen's title). Set during the Civil War, "Lover Of The Bayou" is a character study of a Louisiana voodoo man, with McGuinn serving as its witchdoctor narrator. Threatening and tense, this finds the band in strong form, particularly Clarence White, whose unique touch and expert grasp of distortion are largely responsible for evoking the song's sinister tone, which would soon kick off the live half of the "Untitled" album follows. Like much of McGuinn's original material from this era, the song was written for an aborted stage show project called Gene Tryp, which was based on Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt (The stage show's name was simply an anagram of Ibsen's title). Set during the Civil War, "Lover Of The Bayou" is a character study of a Louisiana voodoo man with McGuinn serving as its witchdoctor narrator. Threatening and tense, Clarence White's unique touch and expert grasp of distortion are largely responsible for evoking the song's sinister tone.

A grounding problem was causing a hum in McGuinn's guitar amplifier, but Dawson quickly resolves the issue. The Byrds continue with one of Dylan's unreleased "Basement Tapes" compositions, "You Ain't Goin''' Nowhere", featuring more electric instrumentation than the "Sweethearts Of The Rodeo" recording from two years prior. Skip Battin next fronts the group and shares his ruminations on the Vietnam War with "Well Come Back Home", the compelling album closer for the "Untitled" studio LP. Lightening up the mood with one of the several dog-themed songs the band would record over the years, they next serve up the traditional "Old Blue". This provides fine examples of Clarence using the B-Bender that he and Gene Parsons invented, allowing his Telecaster to emulate the sound of a pedal steel guitar. The medley that first appeared on the "Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde" album surfaces next, beginning with Dylan's "My Back Pages". Here the song is played in truncated form before skillfully segueing into a cover of Jimmy Reed's bluesy "Baby What You Want Me To Do". Prior to performing a few acoustic numbers, McGuinn fronts the group for a sparse arrangement of "He Was A Friend Of Mine", written in the wake of the JFK assassination.

The acoustic portion of this set is a delight, beginning with one of the earliest examples of anyone covering a Lowell George song. Drummer Gene Parsons leads the group on "Willin'" a good year prior to the writer debuting the song with his own band Little Feat. Parson's world-weary vocal is complimented by harmony vocals from White, conveying considerable work went into the sweet vocal arrangement. The group continues the acoustic portion with another song destined for "Untitled", with a romp through Leadbelly's cocaine anthem, "Take A Whiff On Me". White's blazing acoustic finger work is also specifically showcased with the traditional fiddle tune "Soldiers Joy / Black Mountain Rag”.

Easing back into electric material, Clarence White assumes lead vocal duties on "Truck Stop Girl". While not known for his vocal abilities, this is still an engaging performance and proves the group had a keen sense for recognizing songwriting talent, as this song was also written by Lowell George and Bill Payne, soon to be recognized as the founders of Little Feat. A fully electric version of another of the Gene Tryp numbers, "Chestnut Mare" follows. One of McGuinn's greatest songs, this finds soundman Dawson recreating the echoed sound of a canyon within the tiny walls of the Ash Grove and features White's sensitive and delicate finger picking throughout.

Up to this point, the performance has been relaxed and generally laid back, but things kick up a notch with a fiery rendition of "This Wheel's On Fire". Another song sourced from Dylan and The Band's Basement Tapes, this is unfortunately incomplete due to the tape stock running out midway. When the recording resumes, founding member Gene Clark has joined the group on stage singing lead vocals on one of his finest compositions, "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better". Originally featured on the group's debut album, this song dips back to the very beginning of The Byrds career. Following Clark's brief appearance, singer, guitarist, fiddler Gib Guilbeau joins the group onstage, essentially resurrecting the short-lived country/rock outfit Nashville West, which also featured Clarence White and Gene Parsons. Together they head into high energy zydeco-fueled territory with two Cajun classics, "Diggi Liggy Li" and "Louisiana Man".

Following these enjoyable guests' appearances, McGuinn again fronts the group on a pair of songs from the iconic "Easy Rider" movie soundtrack. With Gene Parsons contributing harmonica, they begin with a haunting rendition of Dylan's "Its Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding", Upon the songs conclusion, McGuinn recreates the sound of a motorcycle crash before continuing with a lovely "Ballad Of Easy Rider". This serves as a quieter reflective moment, but within the first few seconds of "Jesus Is Just Alright", which follows, the intensity level cranks back up. They take this song at good clip, with Battin and Parsons propelling the action behind McGuinn and White. Another "Gene Tryp" number surface with a fine harmony-laden read of McGuinn's "All The Things", also destined for the "Untitled" album.

As they veer toward the end of the set, a string of classic Byrds hits follows, with McGuinn leading the way through a medley of "Turn Turn Turn" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" that no doubt delighted the hometown audience. However, it is the improvisational jam on "Eight Miles High" that immediately follows which brings this performance to a blazing close. By 1970, "Eight Miles High" had become an extended jam vehicle and the interplay between McGuinn and White is quite astounding. With McGuinn and White's guitars panned to separate channels in the stereo field, this allows listeners to more clearly enjoy the musical dialogue between the two guitarists. An improvisation begins from scratch and before you know it, the group has created a scintillating raga-oriented jam. For the next 10 minutes, they venture deeper into psychedelic territory that features a propulsive bottom end by Battin and Parsons and McGuinn and White blazing away on their guitars. Eventually, McGuinn and White drop out allowing the rhythm section to solo. Eventually, White and McGuinn begin feeling their way back in; and with the group sizzling again start to manoeuver into "Eight Miles High" proper. McGuinn's Coltrane-influenced opening riffs signal the transition and they finally segue into the first verse of this legendary song. However, the group is still cooking so hard that they blaze right off again, never returning to the lyric. After another minute or two of intense interplay, this "Eight Miles High" jam comes to a close, followed by the band's signature outro instrumental, "Hold It", to end the set.

1. Lover Of The Bayou (2:23)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:27)
3. Well Come Back Home (7:25)
4. Old Blue (3:47)
5. My Back Pages (2:27)
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do (3:28)
7. He Was A Friend Of Mine (3:08)
8. Willin' (4:02)
9. Take A Whiff (On Me) (3:03)
10. Soldier's Joy - Black Mountain Rag (1:50)
11. Truck Stop Girl (2:55)
12. Chestnut Mare (5:24)
13. Wheels On Fire (2:42)
14. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (featuring Gene Clark on lead vocals) (2:31)
15. Diggi-Liggi-Lo (featuring Gib Guilbeau on lead vocals) (2:17)
16. Louisiana Man (featuring Gib Guilbeau on lead vocals) (2:44)
17. It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (3:02)
18. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:23)
19. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:12)
20. All The Things (3:55)
21. Turn Turn Turn (2:03)
22. Mr Tambourine Man (2:22)
23. Eight Miles High (10:52)
24. Hold It (1:10)

Artwork Included

Friday, January 20, 2012

Roger McGuinn And Band – Boston 1975


Roger McGuinn And Band – Boston 1975

Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA – June 22, 1975

Roger McGuinn, Greg Attaway, Richard Bowden, David Lovelace, Steve Love

1. Wasn't Born To Follow (2:01)
2. Mr Spaceman (2:11)
3. So Long (2:19)
4. Chimes Of Freedom (3:57)
5. Lost My Drivin' Wheel (3:20)
6. Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:46)
7. Going To The Country (2:49)
8. Knocking On Heaven's Door (3:32)
9. Chestnut Mare (5:20)
10. Lover Of The Bayou (3:23)
11. Mr Tambourine Man (2:19)
12. Somebody Loves You (3:07)
13. Born To Rock And Roll (3:22)
14. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (3:41)

Artwork Included

Another concert provided by David – many thanks again to him.

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


Artwork by Rocking-Byrd

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark – CHUM Toronto October 1977 & April 1978


Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark – CHUM Toronto October 1977 & April 1978

1. Interview 1 (6:03)
2. Chimes Of Freedom (4:05)
3. Interview 2 (0:38)
4. Ballad Of Easy Rider (0:32)
5. Interview 3 (0:53)
6. Mr Tambourine Man (4:00)
7. Interview 4 (2:41)
8. Crazy Ladies (3:35)
9. Interview 5 (0:37)
10. Bye Bye Baby (3:24)
11. Interview 6 (0:21)
12. Other Interview (April 1978) (9:28)

Artwork Included

Original files provided by David again – many thanks to him.

Audio files de-clicked, de-noised, re-joined, re-levelled, re-balanced by Rocking-Byrd

Artwork by Rocking-Byrd

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Byrds – Whisky-A-Go-Go September 1970


The Byrds – Whisky-A-Go-Go September 1970

The Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA – September 19, 1970 (early show)

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


Although relatively short in terms of live performances during this era, this recording provides another example of the latter days Byrds lineup just days after the release of "Untitled". When taken in conjunction with the highly adventurous late show, also available on this blog and which was essentially a loose jam session with their friends in The Flying Burrito Brothers, this concert helps to complete the picture of this memorable night.

1. Lover Of The Bayou (3:25)
2. You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:01)
3. I Trust (3:54)
4. My Back Pages (2:23)
5. B.B. Blues - Baby What You Want Me To Do (4:27)
6. Well Come Back Home (8:26)
7. Truck Stop Girl (3:23)
8. Take A Whiff (On Me) (2:57)
9. It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (3:16)
10. Ballad Of Easy Rider (2:22)
11. Jesus Is Just Alright (3:15)
12. Wheels On Fire (5:21)

Artwork Included