Wednesday, January 28, 2015

T-Bone Burnett - 2006-05-11 - KCRW Studios, Santa Monica, CA

T-Bone Burnett
2006-05-11
KCRW Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Morning Becomes Eclectic Radio Show Session

FM Broadcast recording, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Here's more from T-Bone Burnett, this time featuring some of his more recent material (at least relative to the previous 1980's shows), in this fine radio show (Morning Becomes Eclectic) from 2006. Five of the six songs he performs come from his new album at that time, the True False Identity (the other, 'Humans From Earth' comes from his previous album, The Criminal Under My Own Hat (1992)). So, here's a look at the kind of music T-Bone has been making in more recent years.
 
Tracklist:
01 Intro
02 I'm Going On A Long Journey Never To Return
03 Earlier Baghdad (The Bounce)
04 Humans From Earth
05 Interview
06 Palestine Texas
07 Baby Don't You Say You Love Me
08 Shaken Rattled And Rolled

T-Bone Burnett - 2006-05-11 - KCRW Studios - Santa Monica, CA.rar

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

T-Bone Burnett - 1983-12-09 - Rockpalast - Hamburg, Germany

T-Bone Burnett
1983-12-09 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Rockpalast Television show

Audio rip from TV broadcast video, very good quality
mp3 @ 256 kbps

Here's more from T-Bone Burnett, from 1983, a little more than a year later than the previous show, on his first major International tour to support Proof Through the Night, his highly acclaimed 1983 album. Thus, this show adds and features numerous songs from that album, in addition to those from his previous albums (Trap Door and Truth Decay). So, here he is at a Rockpalast show in Hamburg, Germany. He has a small backing group (guitar, bass, percussion, but no drum set), and the sound quality is quite good.  Also included are 4 bonus tracks, which are solo acoustic, recorded at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, sometime in the early 1980's (probably 1982, but date unknown). These were included with the Rockpalast files I received (I believe I got his from the dB's Repercussion blog - so thanks) but I have no other info on them. Enjoy!

Tracklist:
01 My Life and the Women Who Lived It
02 The Interview (song)
03 song intro
04 Fatally Beautiful – Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
05 Pressure
06 When the Night Falls
07 Power of Love
08 Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk
09 Ridiculous Man
10 The 60's (intro cut)
11 Hefner and Disney
12 Hula Hoop
13 Trap Door
14 Not Fade Away
15 R Thompson intro
16 Shut It Tight

Bonus Tracks: solo acoustic, McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA, early 1980's, date unknown (audience, good quality, 256k)
17 The Pilgrim Chapter 33
18 Boomerang
19 You Are My Sunshine
20 Poetry

T-Bone Burnett_1983-12-09_Rockpalast_Hamburg.rar

Friday, January 16, 2015

T-Bone Burnett - 1982-10-28 - San Francisco (plus bonus Santa Monica tracks)

T-Bone Burnett
1982-10-28
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA
(plus bonus tracks from McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA)

Audience recording, good quality
mp3 @ 224 kbps

T-Bone Burnett is highly renowned as a music producer, composer, and compiler of film soundtracks and scores.  The artists he has produced and worked with are truly impressive, including Elvis Costello, Leo Kottke, BoDeans, Roy Orbison, Sam Philips, John Mellencamp, Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Elton John, Leon Russell, Diana Krall, Natalie Merchant, Steve Earle,  Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, B.B. King, The Wallflowers, Bruce Cockburn, Marshall Crenshaw, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Bennett, and the list just goes on and on.  He has also become THE Go-to guy for any projects that deal with authentic regional Americana or indigenous, rural, and roots-oriented or traditional 'country' music styles. This reputation was established with the award-winning soundtrack for the Coen Brothers film, 'O Brother Where Art Thou' (2000) (but really started long before that with his work with Elvis Costello on King of America (1986)), after which he was brought in for numerous other film soundtracks, all having some degree of roots music, including Cold Mountain, Walk The Line, Hunger Games, Crazy Heart, Inside Llewyn Davis, and True Detective. This work has won him numerous awards, etc. (more than a dozen Grammies). And although he is also known as a songwriter, his own music (several solo albums over the years), receives much less attention. But, back in the day, that is the early 1980's, he was a hot, up and coming musician, with critically acclaimed, but sales-challenged albums. He started in the 1970's with a few bands that went nowhere, then was picked to join Bob Dylan as a guitarist on his Rolling Thunder tour (1975-1976). After that, T-Bone formed The Alpha Band, released 3 albums, but again, didn't go anywhere. He released his first real solo album in 1980, the acclaimed Truth Decay, followed by The Trap Door (1982) and Proof Through the Night (1983). At this time his music was a mixture of several styles, particularly Rock n Roll, R&B, rockabilly, folk, and country, delivered with a New Age energy and edge. Thus, it is quite interesting to hear him rockin' on many of the songs from this period, particularly in his live shows, quite distinct from the more austere sounds of much of his more recent works. So, I have here a show from this early '80's period, when he was rockin' with the best of them, yet still showing that unique 'folky' style, too. Here we get T-Bone with a band, including guitar ace Mick Ronson (at the beginning of his time working with T-Bone). It's not a great recording, but overall pretty good (and highly listenable), and there just aren't many recordings of shows from this period. So, check out this enjoyable show from T-Bone's early career.

Tracklist:
 1.C'mon Everybody
 2.Pressure
 3.Boomerang
 4.King Of The Road
 5.Can I Get A Witness
 6.Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
 7.Pretty Girls
 8.Hula-Hoop
 9.Trap Door
 10.Treat Her Right
 11.Drivin' Wheel
 12.A Ridiculous Man
 13.I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance
 14.There's No Business Like Show Business
 15.House Of Mirrors
 16.Quicksand
 17.Interview
 18.Talk Talk Talk Talk
 19.I Fought The Law
 20.Rave On
 21.Ronno Showcase
 22. Honey Don't
 23. The Letter
 24. Hold On Tight
Bonus tracks:
T-Bone Burnett (Solo) at McCabe's Gutar Shop, Santa Monica, CA - 1982 (unknown date)
 25.The Power Of Love
 26.Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
 27.Talk Talk Talk Talk
 28.The Stones You Throw
 29.House Of Mirrors
 30.Art Movies
 31. Silver Mantis
 32. Trap Door
 33. Fatally Beautiful

T-Bone Burnett - guitar, vocals
Mick Ronson - lead guitar
David Miner - bass
David Kemper - drums
Dennis Keevy(?) - percussion

T-Bone Burnett_1982_Old Waldorf&McCabes.rar


Friday, January 9, 2015

Brian Setzer - 2011-12-10 - Rockabilly Riot - Austin, TX

Brian Setzer

2011-12-10 
Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!
Live at La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX 
Audience recording, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Here's some more from Brian Setzer, but this time, rather than with his Big Band/Swing Orchestra, this is Brian going back to his roots and his core sound, with a stripped-down rockabilly group featuring Brian's guitar backed up by 2 bass players (upright bass, of course), 2 drummers, and piano, and presenting his Rockabilly Riot show from 2011. The set features original and classic rockabilly songs, as well as several of Brian's solo and Stray Cats numbers, all done in an energetic, rockin' romp. Note: This show is from his 2011 Rockabilly Riot tour, and contains the full show. Most of these songs were also featured on the official live album release from this Tour (Rockabilly Riot! Live from the Planet - 2012), but whereas that album contains individual songs recorded from many locations from throughout the tour, this is the complete Austin show. Also, since this was recorded in 2011, it does not contain songs from Brian's most recent album of original songs, which is also titled Rockabilly Riot (Rockabilly Riot! All Original - 2014). This is also not to be confused with an earlier Setzer album, titled Rockabilly Riot! Volume 1: A Tribute to Sun Records (2005), where he recorded covers of the early rockabilly songs of Sun records. So, yeah, Brian is a strong believer in Rockabilly rioting. Anyway, this is a fun show, letting Brian rockabilly riot right through to the end.
 
Tracklist
01 Ignition
02 '49 Mercury Blues
03 This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof
04 Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder)
05 8-Track
06 Slow Down - Folsom Prison Blues
07 Put Your Cat Clothes On
08 Blue Moon Of Kentucky
09 Pickpocket
10 Rumble In Brighton
11 Runaway Boys
12 (She's) Sexy + 17
13 Stray Cat Strut
14 Cry Baby
15 Fishnet Stockings
encores:
16 Rock This Town
17 Seven Nights To Rock

Brian Setzer_Rockabilly Riot_Austin-2011.rar

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Brian Setzer - 1995-12-31 - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

Brian Setzer
1995-12-31
The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA 

FM Broadcast recording (KFOG-FM), very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's a fun New Year's Eve show from Brian Setzer and his big band/swing orchestra from 1995, featuring a variety of songs and styles (including a big band rendition of Zeppelin's Black Dog). It's a very good quality FM broadcast recording and just right for NYE. Hope you are all having a fine holiday season, and here's to a better, brighter year ahead.

Tracklist:
Disc One:
1.  Introduction
2.  James Bond Theme
3.  Hoodoo Voodoo Doll
4.  Good Rockin' Daddy
5.  Your True Love
6.  Town Without Pity
7.  Brand New Cadillac
8.  Stray Cat Strut
9.  Sittin' On It All The Time
10.  Johnny Kool
11.  That Mellow Saxophone
12.  There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
13.  Sleepwalk
14.  Straight Up
15.  New Year's Count Down
16.  Auld Lang Syne
17.  Black Dog

Disc Two:
18.  If The House Is A Rockin'
19.  Rumble In Brighton
20.  Rock This Town
21.  As Long As I'm Singing
22.  Tequila
23.  Raunchy
24.  Hoodoo Voodoo Doll #2
25.  KFOG- FM outro

mp3: Brian Setzer_1995-12-31_SF_mp3_pt1.rar
Brian Setzer_1995-12-31_SF_mp3_pt2.ar

FLAC: Brian Setzer_1995-12-31_SF_FLAC.rar


Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

BB's Christmas Chronicle - 2014 (Christmas Music Sampler)

BB's Christmas Chronicle - 2014
A Christmas music sampler from BB Chronicles
Various Artists

mp3 @ 192-320 kbps

OK, here's this years Christmas sampler collection, containing various Christmas -themed songs, old and new, some I've been listening to for years, others I've only recently discovered. Once again, featuring a mix of original and traditional, serious and silly, but all very enjoyable, and not your usual assortment of artists and songs found on most of these types of collections. Hope you like it. Merry Christmas to all.

Tracklist
1. Tiny Tree Christmas - Guster/Ryan Miller (From Target's 'The Christmas Gig' - 2010)
2. Joy Boogie - Chuck Leavell (From 'What's in That Bag?' - 2001)
3. Please Come Home For Christmas - Chuck Leavell (Chuck Leavell (From 'What's in That Bag?' - 2001)
4. Swingle Jingle - Lionel Hampton (From 'Swing Into Christmas' - 2001)
5. I Told Santa Claus - Fats Domino (From 'Christmas Gumbo' - 1993)
6. Christmas Pics - Barenaked Ladies (From 'Barenaked for the Holidays' - 2004)
7. The Christmas Waltz - She & Him (From 'A Very She & Him Christmas' - 2011)
8. The Nutcracker Suite - Brian Setzer Orchestra (From 'Christmas Rocks! The Ultimate Christmas Collection' - 2008)
9. The 12 Days of Christmas (Live) - Straight No Chaser (From 'Holiday Spirits' - 2008)
10. Christmas Rule - Jorma Kaukonen (From 'Christmas' - 1996)
11. Good King Wenceslas - The Fab Four (From 'A Fab Four Christmas' - 2002)
12. Deck The Halls - The Roches (From 'We Three Kings' - 1990)
13. What Child is This - Jorma Kaukonen (From 'Christmas' - 1996)
14. Ring Those Christmas Bells - Peggy Lee (From 'Swing Into Christmas' - 2001)
15. Hark" The Herald Angels Sing - The Fab Four - (From 'A Fab Four Christmas' - 2002)
16. Run Run Rudolph (Live) - Bill Kirchen (From 2010-12-16 - Northampton, MA show)
17. Swingin' For Christmas - Gene Ammons (From 'Swing Into Christmas' - 2001)
18. White Christmas - Brian Setzer Orchestra (From 'Christmas Rocks! The Ultimate Christmas Collection' - 2008)
19. Sleigh Ride - The Roches - (From 'We Three Kings' - 1990)
20. Go Tell It On The Mountain - Simon & Garfunkel (From 'Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.' - 1964)
21. Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band (From 'Islands' - 1977)
22. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful - John Fahey (From 'The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album' - 1968)
23. Auld Lang Syne - David Grisman (From 'Acoustic Christmas' - 1983)

BB's Christmas Chronicle 2014.rar

Also, if you haven't already done so, don't forget to check out my other Christmas compilations and Christmas-themed music posts from previous years. All available here: 
http://bbchron.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun - 2010-12-16 - Northampton, MA

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun
2010-12-16
"Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Holiday Party"
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA


Audience recording, very good quality
mp3 @ 192 kbps

Getting in the Holiday spirit now, here's the irrepressible Bill Kirchen once again, with his Too Much Fun Trio doing one of his "Honky Tonk Holiday Party" shows from a few years back. It of course features the fantastic guitar mastery of Kirchen in a fun mix of not-so-traditional holiday songs (such as Truckin' Trees for Chrtistmas, Reindeer Boogie, Silent Surfin' Night, and Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas) and his own new and old classics (such as Rocks Into Sand, Too Much Fun, Semi-Truck, and Hot Rod Lincoln) done as only he can. A really fun holiday show featuring one of the greats.


Tracklist:
01. Bump Wood
02. Rocks Into Sand
03. Truckin' Trees For Christmas
04. I'll Be Home For Christmas
05. Santa Looked Alot Like Daddy
06. talk/intro
07. Ain't Got Time For The Blues
08. Word To The Wise
09. Valley Of The Moon
10. Working On A Building *
11. Silent Surfin' Night
12. Reindeer Boogie
13. intro Betsy & Rose
14. Blue & Lonesome ^
15. Run Run Rudolph
16. talk/intro
17. Daddy's Drinking Up Our Christmas
18. Hot Rod Lincoln
19. talk/intro
20. Mele Kalikimaka *
21. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
22. Semi-Truck
23. I Couldn't Pass The Bar *
24. Man In The Bottom Of The Well
25. Sleepwalk
26. The Times They Are A-Changin'
27. encore call
28. E: Too Much Fun

Personnel:
Bill Kirchen - guitar, vocals
Maurice "Mac" Cridlin - bass, ukulele
Jack O'Dell - drums, ukulele, vocals *
^ w/ Betsy-Dawn Williams & Rose Sinclair (of Girl Howdy) - vocals

Note: Girl Howdy opened

Bill Kirchen_2010-12-16_NorthamptonMA_Holiday show.rar