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Bootleg Bonanza: David Grisman & Bela Fleck – Seattle (04/11/99)

Bela Fleck and David Grisman

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David Grisman Quintet with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Paramount Theater
Seattle, WA

AKG C3000s > DAP1>LynxOne 24 bit>digital sound card > Steinberg WaveLab mastering software >Adaptec 2920> Plextor PX-R412CSi.

The first set is David Grisman Quintet with the last couple of songs featuring Bela Fleck. The second set is Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Once again I’m afraid I don’t have a setlist. This time it isn’t laziness but rather the difficulty of labeling this type of show. Grisman is notorious hard to create setlists for as his shows are instrumental in nature, and his playing improvisational. Bela Fleck isn’t much better in that regard. But really, don’t let the lack of song names keep you from getting it. It is a very good sounding audience recording and the playing just smokes.

November 30, 2010 Posted by | Bela Fleck, Bootleg Bonanza, David Grisman, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Bill Monroe & Doc Watson – Been Blossom Bluegrass Festival 1969

Links removed as requested by Doc Watson’s estate.

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
Bean Blossom, IN

Deep River Blues
Peach Pickin’ Time In Georgia
Watson Blues
Midnight On The Stormy Deep
Paddy On The Turnpike
Feast Here Tonight
East Tennessee Blues

November 30, 2010 Posted by | Bill Monroe, Bootleg Bonanza, Doc Watson, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Frank Zappa – Boston (10/24/76)

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Frank Zappa
Music Hall
Boston, MA

Early Show:
The Poodle Lecture
Dirty Love
Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station
Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
The Torture Never Stops
City of Tiny Lights
You Didn’t Try To Call Me
Mars Needs Yo Mama
Titties ‘n Beer
Black Napkins
Listen to Me Boy
Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?
Howdy Doody
Dinah Moe Humm
Random Riff
Who Are They
And Your Bird Can Sing
Bass Jam
Stay With Me

A few of the tracks differ from what Etree has so I’m not sure if My disks have some oddities to it or if Etree is wrong, or if it is all some kind of prank (with a Zappa show it is hard to tell.)

November 30, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Frank Zappa, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Talking Heads – Las Vegas (09/29/79)

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Talking Heads
Stardust Room
Las Vegas, NV

Artists Only
Stay Hungry
Electric Guitar
New Feeling
Love/Building on Fire
Found a Job
Psycho Killer
Life During Wartime
Take Me to the River

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, mp3 downloads, Music, Talking Heads | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Merl Saunders – Iowa (02/21/02)

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Merl Saunders
Mile-A-Way Hall
Council Bluffs, IA

Disk 1
Track 1
Child’s Play(?)
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8

Disk II
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9

Sorry about not having the full set list. Etree doesn’t have it and my quick google searching didn’t turn anything up. These are all full songs with names and lyrics, but I’m too lazy to really figure them out. If somebody can figure them out, please do post.

Otherwise this is another fine show from Merl Saunders. Lots of good groovy rock and roll.  The sound is decent, it is definitely an audience recording but it isn’t too muddled.

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Merle Saunders, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Warfield Theater Composite 1992

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Garcia & Grisman
Warfield Theater (composite)
San Francisco, CA

The Thrill Is Gone
Rosalie McFall
The Fields Have Turned Brown
Sitting In Limbo
Oh, The Wind And Rain
Louis Collins
Bag’s Groove
When I First Unto This Country
Long Black Veil
Shady Grove
Down Where The River Bends
She Belongs To Me
Dawg’s Waltz
Ballad Of Casey Jones
Man Of Constant Sorrow

Garcia & Grisman. This tape is a mix tape of the five night Garcia/Grisman run (5/7 – 5/11). The tape was given to David Gans by David Grisman for Gan’s Grateful Dead Hour program. The tape was subsequently stolen from Gans and put into circulation. Setlist and information courtesy of The Jerry Site.

Because it comes from Grisman the sounds is really good, loads better than the audience recordings of the other shows from this run that I’ve posted.

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Devo – Boston (07/17/80)

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Orpheum Theater
Boston, MA

Freedom of Choice Theme >
Whip It
It’s Not Right
Girl U Want
Planet Earth
Secret Agent Man
Pink Pussycat
Uncontrollable Urge
Be Stiff
Gates of steel
Freedom of Choice
Jocko Homo
Smart Patrol >
Gut Feeling >
Slap Your Mommy
Come Back Johnny

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Devo, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: David Nelson Band – Woodstock, NY (08/16/02)

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David Nelson Band
Bearsville Theater
Woodstock, NY

Set I
Rocky Road Blues
Wind & Rain
Rosalie McFall
Louis Collins
Slidin’ Delta
Any Naked Eye
Gone Home
Two Soldiers
If I Lose
Attics Of My Life (instr.)
Box Of Rain
Set II
Rag Mama Rag
Last Lonely Eagle
Lonesome Highway
Different World>
Road To Armageddon
Edge Of The Wire
Bet It On Down The Line
The Wheel
Kick In The Head

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, David Nelson, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Ulu – St. Louis (09/23/00)

St. Louis, MO

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1. The Raven> Soggy Breath
2. Perkulater Merkins
3. Poppo’s Back
4. The Rear Bench
5. Monkey Fungus
6. Super Mario Bros.> The Grape
7. Naima

Matrix (SBD + CrownAudio PZM180’s) > Tascam DA-P1 > DAT Master > DA-P1 > SoundBlaster Live > SHN > shntool (SBR fix) > SHN >MP3

Many years ago I was invited to an acquaintances house and there met a friend of the acquaintance. We hung out, listened to music and had a nice get to know each other session. At some point the conversation turned to jazz and one of the guys asked me if I liked the genre. I said “sure” and then talked about Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

The Jazz Fans response was cordial, but there was an air of superiority when he said “oh, you like vocal jazz.” The implication was that I didn’t like real jazz. Far-Out Jazz. Bee Bop. Improv. Hard-core jazz. Seeing a copy of Miles Davis on his shelf I said something about him, but all I really knew was that my old roommate had a copy of “the Birth of Cool” and I had listened to it a few times.

That conversation stayed with me like a bruise. I wanted to like jazz. I wanted to have those credentials. Over time I got copies of Miles Davis albums. And Coltrane. And Monk. I listened to them. Sometimes I liked them. I still like them, sometimes. I mean I dig the craziness that is Bitches Brews, but it just isn’t something I can listen to often.

And that’s the thing, somewhere in the vibrations of time I’ve realized that its ok not to love jazz. To dig Billie Holiday and not Charlie Parker. To prefer Louis Armstrong’s later period over his earlier one. Etc. Screw the snobs if they scorn me. Which of course they don’t do for I’m pretty much a non entity in those circles. And that’s ok, too.

Anyways I got this disk many years ago through a trade or maybe a vine. I was in the middle of my trying to be jazz hip phase and also trying to ever expand my semi-obscure artists column in my trading list. Honestly, though, even though I’ve had this show, for at the minimum of five years, I can’t say I’ve ever listened to it all the way through.

The quality is great, the sound clear. From what I have heard the playing is fine, but because of the obscure nature of the band, the unfamiliarity with the songs, and you know the jazz, I just never reach for the disk.

But here we have it, I give it to you. Don’t let my ramble keep you from downloading. If you like jazz, especially improvisational, instrumental jazz, give it a go. I suspect you’ll like it. If not, well then I’m but one step closer to uploading everything I own.

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music, Ulu | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: Neil Young – Rotterdam, Netherland (07/3/96)

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Covers: Front, Back

Neil Young with Crazy Horse
1996 July 3rd
Sportpaleis AHOY
Rotterdam (NL)

Lineage: Sony ZA5ES > optical transfer > Soundblaster Live Audigy soundcard > SEKD Red Roaster. Editing: SEKD Red Roaster + Sound forge 4.5 + plugins. using the Sonic Maximizer process.

Disc 1:

01 Pocahontas
02 Powderfinger
03 Big Time
04 Slip Away
05 Welfare Mothers
06 The Needle And The Damage Done
07 Heart OF Gold
08 I Am A Child

Disc 2:

09 Cinnamon Girl
10 Fuckin’Up
11 Cortez The Killer
12 Music Arcade
13 Like A Hurricane
14 Hey Hey, My My
15 Sedan Delivery
16 Rockin’ In The Free World

Tour: 1996 Broken Arrow European Tour with Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse, Line Up 3
Neil Young – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Frank Sampedro – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

November 28, 2010 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, mp3 downloads, Music, Neil Young | Leave a comment