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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Allman Brothers Band – Syracuse, NY (07/17/89)

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Allman Brothers Band
New York State Fairgrounds
Syracuse, NY
07/17/1989

Download “Its Not My Cross to Bear” – see below for the whole show.

Source: Aiwa mics (worn at headband) > Sanyo cassette recorder
Transfer: MC > ?????? > Audacity > WAV
Mastering: Wavelab 6.01 (x-fade tape flips, patch small glitches, tracking, fades) > FLAC > tagging

1. Don’t Want You No More >
2. It’s Not My Cross To Bear
3. Statesboro Blues
4. You Don’t Love Me
5. Please Call Home
6. Blue Sky
7. band introductions
8. Midnight Rider
9. I’m No Angel
10. Trouble No More
11. Blues Ain’t Nothin’
12. Duane’s Tune
13. Southbound
14. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
15. Done Somebody Wrong
16. One Way Out
17. Melissa
18. Just Before The Bullets Fly
19. Dreams
20. Jessica
21. Les Brers In A Minor >
22. drums >
23. bass >
24. Les Brers In A Minor
25. Whipping Post

I love this blog. For years now I’ve got to share great music with cool people. There are always tons of great conversations going on and many of you are way more knowledgeable than me so I’m constantly learning new information. From time to time various folks send me awesome shows to listen to and post. We’ve even had a few folks who’ve sent me so much stuff I just let them go ahead and share directly to the blog.

On a couple of occasions I’ve been lucky enough to get something rare – maybe a newly remastered show, or something only recently circulating, or something straight from a taper.

Today is one of those times. A few weeks back someone sent me a message saying he’d taped a bunch of shows many years ago and was looking for a place to share them. One of those shows was an Allman Brothers gig that he thought was both killer in performance and in the quality of his tape. Would I be interested in sharing it?

Of course I was. Due to my lousy internet and various other complications its taken us weeks to get everything in order, but here we are, mostly. The very last complication comes from the band. ABB is cool with tapers and traders, but they are kind of old school about it. Their official policy states that you can tape shows and share them, but only via pre-internet methods. They don’t want torrents, they don’t want digital downloads.

I have no idea why this is, my guess would be it has something to do with the anonymous nature of the internet and how grabbing something from a torrent doesn’t develop personal relationships like the old trading days did. Whatever the reason I’m planning to follow those rules and won’t be posting the show here.

However, if you would like a copy of the show send me an e-mail and we’ll work something out.

The show does sound amazingly good all things considered. The taper did a great job of capturing it. It is also a very excellent performance. I’m not a huge ABB fan, but the boys were smokin’ this night. As far as I can tell no one else taped this show that night, and until now its not been in circulation. I know the taper has given it to a couple of other folks recently to help with the mastering or whatever so they might have shared it, but it really does seem to be a rather rare treat.

June 19, 2014 Posted by | Allman Brothers, Bootleg Bonanza, Music | 58 Comments

Repost Bonanza: The Allman Brothers – San Francisco, CA (12/31/73)

Download FLAC: Part I, Part II, Part III

Download MP3@320kps: Rapidshare

Allman Brothers Band
December 31, 1973
Cow Palace
San Francisco, CA

Disc 1:
(Set 1)
1. Wasted Words
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. One Way Out
4. Stormy Monday
5. Midnight Rider
6. Blue Sky
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
(Set 2)
8. Happy New Year!
9. Statesboro Blues

Disc 2:
1. Southbound
2. Come and Go Blues
3. Ramblin’ Man
4. Trouble No More
5. Jessica
6. Les Brers In A Minor >
7. Drums >
8. Les Brers In A Minor

Disc 3:
(Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman & Boz Scaggs join up for the remainder of the show)
1. Whipping Post Jam >
2. Linda Lou / Mary Lou
3. Hideaway > You Upset Me
4. Bo Diddley > Mountain Jam > Bo Diddley

Disc 4:
1. Save My Life
2. Blues Jam
(Set 3)
3. You Don’t Love Me
4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken >
5. Mountain Jam

From the uploader:

Here’s the deal… There are multiple versions of this 12/31/73 show in circulation. The most common (and the only one that I’ve seen) is supposed to be from the Pre FM reels (which were most likely damaged, keep reading). On the heavily circulated version there were numerous flaws, most were either digital noise or clipping. A new transfer was just done from a Reel To Reel FM Master. This new FM master did not have any of the flaws that were present on the common “Pre FM” version, but FM Master was of slightly lesser quality.

The solution? Small portions of the new FM master were spliced into the higher quality version when there was digital noise, clipping, etc. Those defects have now been eliminated. The splicing was done well, at most points it’s unnoticeable, but there were a couple of splices that didn’t line up perfectly, one of those would be the splice that provides the intro to Liz Reed. Either way, this show sounds much better than it did before, and it’s the best source I know of to be in circulation.

Here are some of the other edits that were done… There was digital noise in some of Bill Graham’s band intro, this was spliced in OK from the other copy. Various count-ins were slightly clipped, but are now spliced in seamlessly. These are usually when KSAN DJ’s talk, those short station ID’s have also been put back in. The KSAN announcer’s (Tom Donahue) count-in at New Year’s was similarly clipped, this has been restored, clipped notes at the beginning of Jessica have also been restored. There were many other additional edits, but you get the picture.

February 27, 2012 Posted by | Allman Brothers, Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Repost Bonanza: Allman Brothers Band – Los Angeles, CA (05/25/93)

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Download Mp3@320: Rapidshare

Allman Brothers Band
Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, California
May 25, 1993

Soundboard recording of unknown origin, received in a trade as audio cds and ripped to FLAC files.

Disc 1-
01. Hot ‘Lanta
02. Statesboro Blues
03. All Night Train
04. Blue Sky
05. The Same Thing
06. Temptation Is A Gun
07. Nobody Knows
08. Midnight Rider
09. Seven Turns
10. Come On In My Kitchen
Melissa
11. Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
12. Little Martha
13. Jessica
14. What’s Done Is Done
15. Gambler’s Roll
16. Change My Way of Living
17. Whipping Post
Encore:
18. One Way Out
(Dickey sat on a stool and wore a blindfold during encore!)

February 22, 2012 Posted by | Allman Brothers, Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Allman Brothers Band – Los Angeles, CA (03/25/93)

Download FLAC: Rapidshare

Download Mp3@320: Rapidshare

Allman Brothers Band
Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, California
May 25, 1993

Soundboard recording of unknown origin.

Disc 1-
01. Hot ‘Lanta
02. Statesboro Blues
03. All Night Train
04. Blue Sky
05. The Same Thing
06. Temptation Is A Gun
07. Nobody Knows
08. Midnight Rider
09. Seven Turns
10. Come On In My Kitchen
Melissa
11. Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
12. Little Martha
13. Jessica
14. What’s Done Is Done
15. Gambler’s Roll
16. Change My Way of Living
17. Whipping Post
Encore:
18. One Way Out
(Dickey sat on a stool and wore a blindfold during encore!)

January 14, 2012 Posted by | Allman Brothers, Bootleg Bonanza, FLAC, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: The Allman Brothers – San Francisco, CA (12/31/73)

Allman Brothers Band
December 31, 1973
Cow Palace
San Francisco, CA

Download FLAC/MP3: Mediafire

Disc 1:
(Set 1)
1. Wasted Words
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. One Way Out
4. Stormy Monday
5. Midnight Rider
6. Blue Sky
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
(Set 2)
8. Happy New Year!
9. Statesboro Blues

Disc 2:
1. Southbound
2. Come and Go Blues
3. Ramblin’ Man
4. Trouble No More
5. Jessica
6. Les Brers In A Minor >
7. Drums >
8. Les Brers In A Minor

Disc 3:
(Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman & Boz Scaggs join up for the remainder of the show)
1. Whipping Post Jam >
2. Linda Lou / Mary Lou
3. Hideaway > You Upset Me
4. Bo Diddley > Mountain Jam > Bo Diddley

Disc 4:
1. Save My Life
2. Blues Jam
(Set 3)
3. You Don’t Love Me
4. Will The Circle Be Unbroken >
5. Mountain Jam

From the uploader:

Here’s the deal… There are multiple versions of this 12/31/73 show in circulation. The most common (and the only one that I’ve seen) is supposed to be from the Pre FM reels (which were most likely damaged, keep reading). On the heavily circulated version there were numerous flaws, most were either digital noise or clipping. A new transfer was just done from a Reel To Reel FM Master. This new FM master did not have any of the flaws that were present on the common “Pre FM” version, but FM Master was of slightly lesser quality.

The solution? Small portions of the new FM master were spliced into the higher quality version when there was digital noise, clipping, etc. Those defects have now been eliminated. The splicing was done well, at most points it’s unnoticeable, but there were a couple of splices that didn’t line up perfectly, one of those would be the splice that provides the intro to Liz Reed. Either way, this show sounds much better than it did before, and it’s the best source I know of to be in circulation.

Here are some of the other edits that were done… There was digital noise in some of Bill Graham’s band intro, this was spliced in OK from the other copy. Various count-ins were slightly clipped, but are now spliced in seamlessly. These are usually when KSAN DJ’s talk, those short station ID’s have also been put back in. The KSAN announcer’s (Tom Donahue) count-in at New Year’s was similarly clipped, this has been restored, clipped notes at the beginning of Jessica have also been restored. There were many other additional edits, but you get the picture.

November 7, 2011 Posted by | Allman Brothers, Bootleg Bonanza, Fresh Boots, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment