Friday, June 24, 2016

Steve Goodman - 1972-12-09 - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Friday, June 17, 2016

Steve Goodman - 1973-10-13 - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Steve Goodman
(solo acoustic)
1973-10-13
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

FM Broadcast recording, very good quality
Previously uncirculated recording, transferred from old cassette
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions


Here's an exclusive, previously unicrculated performance/recording of the wonderful Steve Goodman. I was recently contacted (through the blog) by Martin, telling me he had a couple of Steve Goodman shows from radio broadcasts on old cassette tapes he had recorded in the early seventies, and wondered whether I would be interested in transferring them to digital. Of course, when I found out that they both were uncirculated shows I had not seen anywhere before, I said that I would be very interested in them, so he sent me the cassettes for the two shows (one from 1972 and one from 1973). This is the first of those shows (and the one in the best condition). Both are shows from the University of Illinois, and this 1973 show, although relatively short (45 min., 10 songs) is very good quality, suffering only from the limited fidelity quality of the old cassette tape used.  This was at a time in Steve's career where he was making the transition from a more traditional folk artist to more of a singer-songwriter-entertainer, as half of the songs are covers and half are his own. Interspersed with the songs are examples of his observational wit and storytelling. Particularly noteworthy here is his excellent guitar playing, which he features prominently throughout the set. Certainly a worthy addition to the legacy and recorded shows of Steve Goodman. If new to Steve's music, be sure to check out some of Steve's other great shows/recordings already posted here previously. 

Tracklist
1. Goody Goody (Mercer-Malneck)
2. Chicken Cordon Blues
3. Six Hours Ahead of the Sun
4. There Stands the Glass (Web Pierce)
5. Penut Butter Conspiracy (Jimmy Buffett)
6. Lincoln Park Pirates
7. The Dutchman (Michael Scott)
8. City of New Orleans
9. You Never Even Call Me By My Name
10. I'll Fly Away (Albert Brumley)

FLAC - Steve Goodman_1973-10-13_University of Illinois_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Steve Goodman_1973-10-13_University of Illinois_mp3.rar

Note: The show from the second tape will be coming soon, also from the University of Illinois (1972-12-09). It's a longer show, but has some audio and fidelity problems, with cuts and dropouts in several places, but still worth checking out, so stay tuned.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Keith Emerson (with Marc Bonilla, Glenn Hughes and Dragon Choir) - 1998-05-14 - Santa Cruz, CA

Keith Emerson (with Marc Bonilla, Glenn Hughes and Dragon Choir)
May 14, 1998
Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA USA

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

After the disintegration of the short-lived supergroup The Best, Emerson joined back up with Lake and Palmer for another try at ELP, but although the tours were successful, after 2 disappointing new albums (Black Moon-1992,  In the Hot Seat-1994), it was clear that ELP's time as rock superstars had passed. Following the 1993 tour, Emerson was forced to take a year off from playing due to severe nerve damage and related issues in his right hand, which required surgery. Following his recovery ELP continued to tour again in 1996, but broke-up again following that tour. In 1998, Emerson teamed with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and guitarist Marc Bonilla for a series of shows that were quite well-received. This is one of those shows in California in the Spring of 1998. In subsequent years, Bonilla stayed on as a member of various incarnations of the Keith Emerson Band for tours throughout the 2000's. Keith also participated in a reunion of The Nice in 2002, and toured again with Greg Lake in 2010. Most recently, Keith had recurrences of nerve damage and problems in his right hand, leading to depression that he would no longer be able to play effectively and would disappoint his fans. He eventually took his own life on March 11, 2016. He was a tremendous talent and his music will live on forever. Enjoy this unique show from the Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla version of his band in 1998.

Tracklist:
01. [04:33] Instrumental I
02. [03:10] Instrumental II
03. [04:48] Hoedown
04. [05:16] Dance of the Sugar Plum Faries > Nutrocker
05. [04:07] Close To Home
06. [06:03] Honky Tonk Train Blues
07. [04:30] Creole Dance
08. [05:38] Instrumental III > Glenn Hughes joins
09. [06:42] A Whiter Shade of Pale
10. [05:00] Cover Me
11. [06:55] Dreams
12. [18:19] Tarkus (Glenn Hughes - vocals)
13. [16:41] Fanfare for the Common Man > Rondo
Total time [1:31:42]

Line-up / Musicians
- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Glenn Hughes / vocals
- Marc Bonilla / guitar

- Mike Wallace / guitar
- Bob Birch, Mick Manan / bass
- Ed Roth / keyboards
- Joe Travers / drums

mp3 - Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla_1998-05-14_Santa Criz_mp3.part1.rar
Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla_1998-05-14_Santa Criz_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Emerson-Hughes-Bonilla_1998-05-14_Santa Criz_FLAC.rar