Friday, June 28, 2013

Steve Goodman - Misc. performances, WXRT Tribute show

Steve Goodman
Miscellaneous performances (1974-1979)
(with Interview segments from John Prine)
WXRT-FM Steve Goodman Tribute show, 2010-07-21, Chicago, IL

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

OK, here's one last Steve Goodman post before I move on to other things. This was a radio tribute show to Steve Goodman broadcast on WXRT in 2010, consisting of various unreleased live recordings of Steve in the 1970's, with interspersed more recent interview excerpts from John Prine, talking about Steve and his music, all in very good quality sound recordings. Even contains a few songs that have not been heard in any of my previous posts. Although by no means comprehensive, nor even a collection of 'best of' works, it is a nice little compilation to honor the great Steve Goodman.
-- Unknown date
01 I Hope You're Satisfied
02 Election Year Rag
03 John Prine Interview
04 Somebody Else's Troubles
05 City of New Orleans
06 Announcer
-- 1975 - Amazing Grace, Evanston, IL
07 This Hotel Room
08 You Didn't Even Call Me By My Name-John Prine Interview-Last Verse
09 Chicken Cordon Blues
10 634-5789
11 Words We Can Dance To
12 Lincoln Park Pirates
13 John Prine Interview
-- 1978 - Amazing Grace Farewell Concert
14 The Auctioneer (w/Corky Siegal)
-- 1979 - Unconcert w/Full Band
15 Men Who Love Women Who Love Men
16 The Dutchman
17 John Prine Interview
18 I'll Fly Away

mp3 - SG_2010-07-21_WXRT_Tribute_mp3.rar

FLAC - SG_2010-07-21_WXRT_Tribute_FLAC.rar

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Steve Goodman - 1978-03-03 - East Lansing, MI

Steve Goodman
(with Jethro Burns, mandolin)
Mariah Coffee House, East Lansing, MI

Both sets, early and late shows
Soundboard recording, very good quality
Available in both lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Yes! Even more from the wonderful singer-songwriter-storyteller Steve Goodman. And this time, it is a full evening of entertainment from Steve (and backed up by the great Mandolin player Jethro Burns), with both complete sets (early and late shows, each 80 min) in very good sound quality from this Spring 1978 night at Mariah Coffee House in East Lansing MI. That's a whopping 2hr.40 minutes, 44-plus songs from Steve, and in the 2nd set he only repeats 4 songs from the earlier set (all of which are with Jethro), so the second set is mostly completely different from the first, for a grand night of fun from Steve. OK, it might be a bit too much for non-fans (try the previous compilations for a good intro to Steve's wit, style, and songs), but for real fans, this is a rare treat to get such a long, full show in it's entirety. Enjoy. 

Early Show
01 Paradise for Two
02 Chicken Cordon Blues
03 Shake Rattle and Roll
04 Life Could Be A Dream
05 Banana Republics
06 42nd Street
07 Old Smoothies
08 Lincoln Park Pirates
09 Penny Evans
10 Three Legged Man
11 Is It True What The Say About Dixie (joined by Jethro Burns)
12 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeball Sockets
13 Jessie's Jig
14 The Dutchman
15 Hillbilly Auctioneer
16 Spoon River
17 City Of New Orleans
18 Stayin' Alive
19 Would You Like To Learn To Dance
20 From A Jack To A King

mp3 - SG_1978-03-03_early_East_Lansing_MI_mp3.rar
FLAC - SG_1978-03-03_early_East_Lansing_MI

Late Show
01 It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
02 Video Tape
03 The 20th Century is Almost Over
04 Turnpike Tom
05 talk
06 Unemployed
07 This Hotel Room
08 Somebody Else's Chickens
09 talk
10 Barnyard Dance
11 That Old Gang of Mine
12 Blue Suede Shoes
13 I Think We're Alone Now
14 You Can't Go Back
15 Introduce Jethro
16 Instrumental (joined by Jethro Burns)
17 Just Lucky I Guess
18 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
19 A Fool Such as I
20 Chicken Cordon Bleus
21 You Never Even Call Me by My Name
22 talk
23 The Dutchman
24 City of New Orleans
25 My Old Man
26 Is it True What They Say about Dixie
27 Hobo's Lullaby
28 Paradise

mp3 - SG_1978-03-03_late_East_Lansing_MI_mp3.rar
FLAC - SG_1978-03-03_late_East_Lansing_MI

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Steve Goodman - 1976 - European radio shows

Steve Goodman
1976 - European Radio shows
(London, England and Bremen, Germany shows)

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

More from Steve Goodman! This time it is in two relatively short (but sweet, and with fine sound) radio show sets from Steve on a European tour in 1976. Just more of Steve's wit, wisdom, charm, and excellent songs, singing, guitar-playing, and storytelling, as only Steve could do it.

1976 BBC broadcast, London, England
01 I Hope You're Satisfied
02 City Of New Orleans
03 Good, Good Woman
04 Traveling Salesman Joke
05 Old Fashioned Country Western
06 You Never Even Call Me By My Name

1976-08-03 - Post-Aula, Bremen, Germany
01 It's A Sin to Tell A Lie
02 Can't Go Back
03 Banana Republics
04 The City of New Orleans
05 Sixteen Tons
06 Unemployed
07 The I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm Goin' Nowhere In A Hurry Blues
08 Old Fashioned
09 I'll Fly Away

mp3 - Steve Goodman_1976_-_European_radio_shows.rar

FLAC - SG_1976 - BBC London
FLAC - SG_1976-08-03_Bremen

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Steve Goodman (with John Prine) - 1973-04-07 - Bryn Mawr, PA

Steve Goodman (with John Prine)
1973-04-07 & 08
Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA
and Philadelphia, PA 

FM Broadcast recordings (radio station masters), very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's more early Steve Goodman, with some excellent-sounding, but unfortunately incomplete radio show performances from 1973. And as a special bonus here, the Bryn Mawr set includes Steve performing with his good friend John Prine. They sing a couple of classic Prine songs together (Dear Abby. Paradise), and then go into an extended medley of Hank Williams songs, with each taking turns singing lead. It's wonderful to hear the two of them performing together, and obviously enjoying themselves as they do. So, more great stuff here.

01 City of New Orleans (incomplete, only last verse)
02 Talk about Georgie Woods
03 Lincoln Park Pirates
04 Introduction of John Prine
05 Dear Abby (with John Prine)
06 Paradise (with John Prine)
07 Hank Williams medley (with John Prine)
    Hey Good Lookin'
    Your Cheatin' Heart
    I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You
    Lost Highway
    Cold, Cold Heart
    Mind Your Own Business
    Setting The Woods on Fire

08 Larimer Street (1973-04-08, WXPN, Philadelphia, PA)
09 Sticks and Stones (1973-04-08, WXPN, Philadelphia, PA)
10 Lady Be Good (Gene Shay Radio Show, Philadelphia, PA)
11 Introduction of Paul Powell (incomplete) (Gene Shay Radio Show, Philadelphia, PA)

Links updated 02/13/10
mp3 - SG_1973-04-07_Bryn_Mawr_PA.rar

FLAC - SG_1973-04-07_Bryn Mawr PA_FLAC

Friday, June 21, 2013

Steve Goodman - 1969-1971 - Early Live Recordings

Steve Goodman
1969-1971 early live recordings

Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here is some more from the irrepressible Steve Goodman. These represent some of the earliest known live recordings from Steve. Here is Steve back when he was just starting out, and was more of a traditional folk artist, primarily performing old standard folk songs in a traditional style, before he became known for his own songwriting and performing style (for more info on Steve and his music, see previous Steve Goodman posts here). I would not recommend these shows as an introduction to Steve, as they do not give an accurate depiction of what he became known for, his own inimitable songs and style. However, for fans of Steve, these are interesting to hear to see where he started from, and how his style changed. It is also interesting to hear Steve perform The Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby' and Jefferson Airplane's 'Somebody To Love' (in his extended medley) done in the style of traditional folk songs here.

Steve Goodman (with Bob Hoban)
November 10, 1969
University of Illinois Auditorium, Urbana IL
FM Broadcast recording, very good quality
01 Radio Intro
02 You Can't Tell a Book By The Cover
03 Fast Freight
04 Byker Hill
05 John Barleycorn
06 Country Pie
07 Mama Tried
08 Truck Drivin' Man
09 The Wonderful World of Sex
10 Medley:
    Where Are You Going Mister
    Eleanor Rigby
    Somebody To Love
11 The Auctioneer
12 Radio Announcer
13 Lincoln Park Pirates (June 19, 1977 - Somebody Else's Troubles, Chicago IL - Come For To Sing benefit).
14 Radio Outro

Steve Goodman w/ David Bromberg & Steven Berg
August 28, 1971
Philadelphia Folk Fest, Schwenksville, PA
Soundboard recording, very good quality
01 intro
02 City Of New Orleans
03 Christian Soldier
04 Donald and Lydia
05 Mind Your Own Business

Links Updated 02/13/19
mp3 - Steve Goodman_early_recordings.rar

FLAC - Steve Goodman - 1969-11-10 - Urbana IL
FLAC - Steve Goodman - 1971-08-28 - Schwenksville PA

Friday, June 14, 2013

Upgraded Goodman...and More

As promised, I have started upgrading some of the older files from 192 to 320 kbps mp3's, and also adding lossless (FLAC) versions (where I have them), starting with the incomparable Steve Goodman. So far I have completed the upgrades for the first few shows (1974-1977), available here, and will finish up the rest of Steve's upgrades in the next few days. It's been a few years since I first posted these, so if you are somewhat new to the blog, you definitely should go back and check these out. Steve Goodman was a wonderful man and great talent (For info, read through the posts, then download).

Those familiar with the posts may remember that for these shows I edited together multiple shows to create extended sets from various points in his career in a way to highlight his versatility, style, songwriting and performing, while also removing the duplicate songs between sets that would be present, so people could experience the most from this extraordinary entertainer in just a few extended sets. So, those edited extended sets are still present in the mp3 (320 kbps) versions of the shows. However, for the quality connoisseurs and purists out there, the new lossless (FLAC) versions I am now posting contain the full recorded versions of each show. Thus, the lossless versions contain additional songs not included in the mp3 versions (mainly duplicate songs from the other shows), and are unedited, the full versions exactly as I received them.

But wait, there's more!

I also have recently received several additional Steve Goodman shows (much thanks to John Osterhout for making these available!), and will be posting some of them soon (as soon as I get a chance to hear them and see which are most suitable for posting). So, in addition to these upgrades, there will be more Steve Goodman shows to download very soon.

Also stay tuned for more upgrades (John Prine next) and new features.

Friday, June 7, 2013

FLAC is Back

Return of missing FLAC posts...and more

Since the filesharing site problems have seemed to settle down a bit (I haven't had any of my posts, downloads, or files shutdown or deleted in almost a year!), I am now finally getting around to restoring all of the previously posted lossless file downloads that have been missing from the posts. So far, I've restored all of The Kinks and Neil Young posts with their respective lossless versions (where available), as well as Chris Hillman, JD Souther - SHF, and Firefall, and am working on restoring the rest of the David M posts, and any others where the Flac files have been missing.

But, I'm not stopping there. In the earlier days of this blog, many of the posts were made with mp3's at bit rates of 192 instead of the higher quality 320 kbps (because that is just what I had then). So, in addition, I will start upgrading these earlier posts with higher quality versions (320 kbps, and where available Lossless (FLAC) versions), as well as add or restore links that were previously made to other blogs (for downloads), but that are no longer functional. In particular, I will be upgrading the Steve Goodman and John Prine posts to provide lossless and upgraded recordings wherever possible. The goal is to get  everything already here fully working again, and at the best available quality. So, I can at least have this set of shows fully available once again. So, if you prefer lossless, and have been disappointed that many posts have not been available. Here's your chance to upgrade. And even if you prefer mp3s, be sure to come back and check for upgrades and new links for those, too.  This also may give many a chance to go back through some of the great older posted stuff that you may have previously overlooked. So, there may not be as many new posts over the next few weeks as I work to get these upgrades taken care of, but I think it is well worth it to improve the overall quality of what is already here. Thanks. (BTW, if you see any places where it says a link is 'not currently available', let me know, so I can get it fixed - I may have missed it).