Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Guess Who - 1973-11-10 - Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA

The Guess Who
1973-11-10
Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's another great old Guess Who show that I've only recently acquired in good quality. This was from still in their prime, 1973, while guitarists Kurt Winter and Donnie MacDougall were still with the band, on the tour supporting their 1973 albums (Artificial Paradise and #10), but also featuring a couple new songs that would appear on their subsequent (Road Food-1974) album. By this time, the band was no longer churning out hit singles, but still had solid albums, and their live shows were consistently great, with songs from throughout their career, and featuring the greatest rock vocalist of all time, Burton Cummings, in all his glory.
As I've said before, any decent quality recording of this great band (and there aren't very many) is worth having, sharing, and celebrating, and this one includes a couple songs not heard in many other shows.  Although certainly not a great recording, it's actually pretty good for an audience recording of that time, and certainly very listenable, and the band's performance is a joy. 

Tracklist:
01 - Just Let Me Sing
02 - Bus Rider
03 - Albert Flasher
04 - Undun
05 - Bye Bye Babe
06 - Glamour Boy
07 - Straighten Out
08 - Orly
09 - These Eyes
10 - Star Baby
11 - American Woman
12 - Truckin' Off Across The Sky I
13 - No Sugar Tonight
14 - Truckin' Off Across The Sky II

Burton Cummings - vocals, piano
Kurt Winter - lead guitar
Bill Wallace - bass guitar, vocals
Garry Peterson - drums
Donnie McDougall - guitar, vocals

FLAC - The Guess Who_1973-11-10_Ontario CA_FLAC.rar

mp3 - The Guess Who_1973-11-10_Ontario CA_mp3.rar

Friday, April 14, 2017

Nine Years? Really?



Number 9, Number 9, Number 9....

Well well well, here we are, all the way to year number 9. That's right, it's the 9th anniversary of this little old blog. Another year has come around and its a blog birthday of 9 years now (and counting) for the BB Chronicles. It may not be much, but it is something, and it is mine, and it has survived long after many others have come and gone. OK, so yes, I have slacked off lately and don't post as much or as often as in previous years, but hey, I'm still going, and it's all (most of it anyway) still here available to all. So, after 9 years, several hundred music posts, hundreds of thousands of downloads, and several million pageviews, I'm still here. And what I have put out here is some really quality stuff, all music and artists that I personally enjoy very much, and many of these shows are (or at least were) not readily available elsewhere. I try to provide some background and context to the music and artists, as well as my own commentary, rather than just unadorned music files, to give those new to these artists some perspective and history, to explore the music further. And in that sense I hope that what I have provided here has been useful and worthwhile, as well as musically satisfying. And so, I am somewhat proud of what I have assembled here over these past 9 years, and I hope it has been something that you come back to often and have been introduced to some new music here that you really enjoy, to expand your musical horizons and enjoyment in addition to your music collection.

And once again, as I have each year at this time, I also want to take this time to thank and celebrate all the others out there who have made so much of this great music, which is not available for purchase anywhere, freely available to all who wish to download and enjoy it. I am only able to offer these downloads because others before me have made them available. So, to all the other bloggers, tapers, forum posters, and music fans that have collected these recordings and made them available over the internet, as well as to all the great artists and musicians out there that allow these recordings to be freely exchanged, I offer a huge and heartfelt Thank You. And again, I implore everyone to purchase all the official releases of your favorite artists. The music here serves to supplement, not replace, all of their officially released music. They are supported by fans like us.

I hope to be able to continue this endeavor, albeit primarily in the same sporadic way it has been up to now, for some time to come, but you never know what the future brings. I've made it through some rough patches and am still going, so, should be able to continue a while longer. I very much enjoy doing it, but just have a very limited time I can devote to it. But I will always strive to provide new and interesting content that is generally not readily available from most of the the other music blogs. I do have some pretty interesting stuff planned for the upcoming weeks (new old stuff from fresh artists and blog favorites, and more upgrades of previously posted stuff), so if you've liked some of what I've posted so far, stick around for some more great stuff. As I've said previously, I do wish I could get more comments, feedback, and discussion from you, the readers of this blog. Please, let me know what you think of what is here, provide your own insight and perspective, and some real discussion of some of this great music. I would love to hear and see more from you, if possible. So, for know, I'll just keep things going as they are, and I hope you will stop by occasionally, check it out, and and join me on this journey. Thanks to all.





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Last Waltz 40 Tour - Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Don Was, and Friends - 2017-01-24 - Atlanta, GA

The Last Waltz 40 Tour
(Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Don Was, and Friends)
January 24, 2017

Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's something I've been meaning to post for awhile now, just haven't gotten to it (sorry for the lack of posts recent weeks). It's Warren Haynes and Friends tribute to the Last Waltz, and their Last Waltz 40 Tour. This began as a one-time tribute show last year, and was so successful they announced a tour scheduled for select cities in January and February, 2017. Well those were also a success, so more recently they announced a second leg of the tour, which is currently playing now in selected US cities throughout April and May. And as part of this current leg of the the tour, original Band member Garth Hudson will be joining in for some of the shows. But this is from the first leg, in January (if any shows from the current leg with Garth become available, I'll try to post that as well). Of course, I've previously presented much from the Band (including the full Last Waltz show here), and another 40-year tribute show from last year (Midnight Ramble Band available here), so here now is Warren's assemblage of friends and musicians honoring the legacy of the Band and that iconic show from 1976 with a whole new interpretation with current talented musicians, but still featuring the classic style and sound of the original Band. Check it out, and if the tour stops near where you live, may be worth checking out live.

Set I
01 Up On Cripple Creek
02 Shape I’m In
03 Stage Fright
04 Georgia On My Mind
05 Life Is A Carnival
06 It Makes No Difference
07 South In New Orleans
08 Wheels On Fire
09 Who Do You Love*
10 King Harvest
11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set II
01 Chest Fever
02 Ophelia >
03 Caravan
04 Helpless
05 Mystery Train
06 Rag Mama Rag*
07 Mannish Boy
08 Caledonia Mission**
09 Forever Young**
10 The Weight
11 I Shall Be Released
-encore-
12 Such A Night
13 Don’t Do It

Warren Haynes - guitar, vocals
Michael McDonald - keys, vocals
Jamey Johnson - guitar, vocals
John Medeski - organ, keys
Don Was - bass
Terrence Higgins - drums
Mark Mullins and The Levee Horns
with
Dave Malone - guitar, vocals * (s1t08-09, s2t06)
Bob Margolin - guitar, vocals ** (s2t08-09)

FLAC - Last Waltz 40 Tour_2017-01-24_Atlanta_FLAC.part1.rar
            Last Waltz 40 Tour_2017-01-24_Atlanta_FLAC.part2.rar

mp3 - Last Waltz 40 Tour_2017-01-24_Atlanta_mp3.part1.rar
          Last Waltz 40 Tour_2017-01-24_Atlanta_mp3.part2.rar


Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Head and The Heart - 2014-08-10 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Anfeles, CA

The Head and The Heart
August 10, 2014
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Audience recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's more from The Head and The Heart. This one from a couple years later, and after release of their 2nd album, Let's Be Still (2013). So, this features some of the new songs from that album, in addition to those from their first. Great folk-rock sound from the band and a very nice show. Also included are a couple bonus tracks from their acoustic set at the Mountain Stage Festival in Charleston, WV earlier that same year. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
01 Intro
02 Coeur D’Alene
03 Homecoming Heroes
04 Ghosts
05 Another Story
06 Honey Come Home
07 Let’s Be Still
08 Winter Song
09 Lost In My Mind
10 Shake
11 10,000 Weight In Gold
12 Sounds Like Hallelujah
13 Down in the Valley
14 Rivers and Roads
Bonus tracks:
2014-06-01 - Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV (acoustic set). FM broadcast recording
B01. No One to Let You Down
B02. Fire/Fear


FLAC - Head and The Heart_2014-08-10_HollywoodBowl_FLAC.rar
 
mp3 - Head and The Heart_2014-08-10_HollywoodBowl_mp3.rar


Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Head and The Heart - 2012-08-03 - Lollapalooza Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

The Head and the Heart
August 03, 2012
Lollapalooza Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Soundboard recording, very good quality
Mp3 @ 256 kbps

Just saw The Head and The Heart live in concert last week, with my daughter (currently her favorite band). Great show. So thought I'd post some shows from them. Unfortunately, I don't have any shows from their current Signs of Light Tour, but here is a great sounding recording from earlier in their career, touring following their first album (self-titled). The Head and The Heart are an Indie Folk/Rock band from Seattle, WA, formed in 2009 and signed to Sub Pop Records in 2010. Their following and popularity has steadily grown with each of their 3 released albums, culminating with their most recent (Signs of Light - 2016). Check out this concert from their earlier days, gaining popularity with this appearance at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

Tracklist:
01. Cats & Dogs
02. Coeur d'Alene
03. Ghosts
04. Honey Come Home
05. Gone
06. Heaven Go easy On Me
07. Lost In My Mind
08. Winter Song
09. When I Fall Asleep
10. Sounds Like Hallelujah
11. Down in the Valley
12. Rivers & Roads

Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Charity Rose Thielen (violin, vocals)
Chris Zasche (bass)
Kenny Hensley (piano)
Tyler Williams (drums)

The Head and The Heart_2012-08-03_Lollapalooza-Chicago.rar

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Gin Blossoms - 2003-01-24 - Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

Gin Blossoms
2003-01-24
Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

Soundboard Recording, Excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Continuing with the Gin Blossoms: Despite a very successful 2nd album (Congratulations I'm Sorry-1996) and subsequent tour, the band broke up in 1997 to go their separate ways. However, after a few one-off reunion appearances in 2001, the band decided to get back together for good in 2002, and started touring again. And basically, the band has been together ever since, including releasing new albums in 2005 (Major Lodge Victory) and 2010 (No Chocolate Cake), and a live album in 2009. And other than a somewhat frequent turnover of drummers (Spinal Tap Curse?), the core of the band (Robin Wilson, Scotty Johnson, Jesse Valenzuela, Bill Leen) has stayed the same since 1992. Here's a great-sounding show from their 2003 reunion tour.

Tracklist:
01)  Follow You Down 4:59
02)  Mrs. Rita  4:17
03)  Hands Are Tied  3:20
04)  Competition Smile  4:45
05)  Seeing Stars  3:44
06)  Cajun Song  5:22
07)  Idiot Summer  4:58
08)  Day Job  4:34
09)  As Long As It Matters  5:19
10)  Just South of Nowhere 3:50
11)  Lost Horizons  3:58
12)  Pieces of the Night 5:14
13)  Found Out About You  4:04
14)  Hold Me Down   5:30
15)  Until I Fall Away  4:42
16)  Til I Hear It From You  4:25
17)  Allison Road  3:49
18)  Hey Jealousy  7:00
19)  Rocket Man  5:21
Bonus tracks (2002-06-13 - Ribfest, Cincinnati, OH
20) Keli Richards
21) Dinosaur
22) I Need to Know (Petty)
23. Mid-Western Folk Song

Lineup:
Scott Johnson - Guitars
Scott Kusmirek - Drums
Bill Leen - Bass
Jesse Valenzuela - Guitars/Vocals
Robin Wilson - Vocals

 mp3 - Gin Blossoms_2003-01-24_AgouraHillsCA_mp3.part1.rar
Gin Blossoms_2003-01-24_AgouraHillsCA_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Gin Blossoms_2003-01-24_AgouraHillsCA_FLAC.rar
 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Gin Blossoms - 1996-03-18 - Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Gin Blossoms
March 18th, 1996.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-FM soundboard recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions


Continuing with the Gin Blossoms, they followed up their multi-platinum debut album (New Miserable Experience-1992) with a non-album single ('Til I Hear It From You'), from the Empire Records film soundtrack in 1995, and their 2nd major album, Congratulations... I'm Sorry in 1996, as well as a major tour in 1996. The title of the album made reference to how they were often greeted in the aftermath of their breakthrough album (Congratulations - for their recent success, I'm Sorry-for the loss of their friend and former guitarist-songwriter, Doug Hopkins, who tragically killed himself near the end of 1994). Their subsequent songs proved, however, that Hopkins wasn't the only talented songwriter in the group, and Congratulations continued in a similar style as their first album, spawned additional hits (notably 'Found Out About You'), and was also a major success (Platinum status). This show comes from their extensive 1996 tour supporting the album, which puts the new album front and center, featuring virtually all of their new songs (entire Congratulations album and 'Til I Hear It From You'), half a dozen older songs, and a cover or two (such as Tom Petty's 'I Need to Know'). As this is a Pre-FM recording for radio broadcast it features excellent sound quality. A few tracks from an acoustic session in New York are thrown in as bonus tracks to round out the set. A great show from Gin Blossoms. 

Tracklist:
Disc One: (45:50)
01. Highwire 2:39
02. Day Job 4:03
03. Til I Hear It From You 4:15
04. My Car 4:25
05. Virginia 4:00
06. Whitewash 3:51
07. Not Only Numb 3:02
08. Found Out About You 4:05
09. I Can't Figure You Out 3:06
10. Memphis Time 3:25
11. Perfectly Still 4:13
12. Hold Me Down 4:46

Disc Two: (38:59)
01. Mrs. Rita 4:21
02. As Long As It Matters 4:32
03. Hands Are Tied 3:04
04. Hey Jealousy 4:01
05. Follow You Down 4:27
06. Flaming Moe's (from The Simpsons) 0:47
07. Competition Smile 3:38
08. I Need to Know (Tom Petty cover) 2:43
09. Allison Road 3:21
Bonus tracks: From 1996-02-09, New York City, Acoustic Session
10. Til I Hear It From You 3:50
11. As Long As It Matters 4:18
12. Competition Smile 3:28

FLAC - Gin Blossoms_1996-03-18_DuquesneU_Pittsburgh_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Gin Blossoms_1996-03-18_DuquesneU_Pittsburgh_mp3.rar