A Music-related blog containing information and commentary of my favorite music, as well as some choice downloads of quality, hard-to-find music (unofficial releases, ROIO's, concert bootlegs, etc.) available on the web.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Steve Goodman - 1972-12-09 - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Steve Goodman (solo acoustic) 1972-12-09 University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
FM Broadcast recording (WPGU), good quality Previously uncirculated recording, transferred from old cassette (provided courtesy Martin M.) Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Here's the second of the 2 previously uncirculated radio broadcast recordings of performances from the irrepressible Chicago singer-songwriter Steve Goodman that I received on cassette from Martin M. (Thanks Martin!). This show, also from the University of Illinois in the early '70's (1972), is a bit longer than the previous one, and contains several different songs (and a couple rarities). However, although overall the sound quality is quite good, there are a few audio problems that get in the way and severely affect a couple songs. Again, although a nice clear FM recording, the cassette tape it was recorded on (over 40 years ago!) was not high quality, so the dynamic range and fidelity is limited, and there is a severe audio dropout in the middle of Lincoln Park Pirates (volume drops to next to nothing) that stays through the rest of that song and the next song as well. I have boosted the volume just a bit here so at least something can be heard, but then the background noise and hiss becomes very noticeable and distracting. Fortunately this is corrected before too long. There are a few edits here as well (mainly between songs); these are not my edits, but were on the tape itself, either from the original recording or the broadcast. The only place where anything is lost is during the Intro to '...Call Me By My Name' where it abruptly cuts in. Also, on a few songs there is an amplified thumping sound, coming either from Steve tapping his guitar or tapping his foot, that is a bit annoying. Overall, though, this is a very nice show and recording, and one that has not been previously available, and it includes the extended story behind 'By My Name', including Steve's Paul Anka impersonation, the rarely played 'Eight Ball Blues', in addition to a great assortment of early career Goodman favorites. So, check out this latest addition to the Steve Goodman concert collection.
Tracklist 1. Turnpike Tom 2. BB King Blues 3. Chicken Cordon Blues 4. Intro to 6 hrs 5. Six Hours Ahead of the Sun 6. City of New Orleans 7. Ballad of Penny Evans 8. Lincoln Park Pirates (audio dropout - very low volume: at 2 min. mark to end) 9. Would You Like to Learn to Dance? (audio dropout persists through entire song) 10. Intro to Call My Name (cuts in) - Diane (Anka) - Name Story 11. You Never Even Call Me By My Name 12. Eight Ball Blues 13. I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm Going Nowhere in a Hurry Blues 14. The Dutchman