Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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

Brian Setzer
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.

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.

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)

New Link! Updated 12/11/20
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: 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun
"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 Christmas', '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.

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

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
Link updated 10/28/2018

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Counting Crows - 2014-11-23 - Alcatraz, Milano, Italy

Counting Crows
Alcatraz, Milano, Italy

Update: Download not available.
Go to counting crows official website.

Ok, sorry for the lack of posts for the past month, but I have just been really busy on a big project for work and have had absolutely no time for the blog lately. But, I will be finishing things up this week, and hopefully will have a couple of holiday-themed posts coming soon. In the meantime, here is a recent full-length Counting Crows show I just acquired. I haven't even gotten the chance to listen to the whole show yet, just heard enough to verify that it is an audience recording with what seems like very good sound quality. So, enjoy this. By the way, I have been really loving the new Counting Crows album, Somewhere Under Wonderland,  even more now than when I first mentioned it last month. It may be their best album ever (certainly one of their very best). It is definitely the best album of 2014, as far as I'm concerned. I just can't get enough of it. It is probably their most bouyantly rockin' album, with killer tracks like 'Dislocation', 'Elvis Went to Hollywood',and 'Earthquake Driver', yet also has a couple of their very best acoustic tracks, and Adam's most gut-wrenchingly, emotionally powerful heartbreaker of all with 'Possibility Days', a magnificent track, and that doesn't even mention the 8+ min mini-opus 'Palisades Park', which Adam has claimed is the best song he's ever written. I can't understand why there has not been more talk and buzz around this album as one of the year's very best, as it is great. But then, what do I know, I'm just a music fan. Anyway, check out this Crows show, and if you like it, then go buy their album, you won't regret it. An official soundboard recording of this and many other Counting Crows shows is available at www.livecountingcrows.com

01 intro
02 Round Here
03 Scarecrow
04 If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead
05 Cover Up the Sun
06 Mr. Jones
07 Colorblind
08 Mercy
09 Omaha
10 Possibility Days
11 1492
12 Miami
13 Like Teenage Gravity (Kasey Anderson cover)

01 God of Ocean Tides
02 Goodnight L.A.
03 Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell cover)
04 Blues Run the Game (Jackson C. Frank cover)
05 Earthquake Driver
06 A Long December
07 Hanginaround
08 intro Encores
09 Palisades Park
10 Rain King
11 Holiday In Spain
12 California Dreamin' (from speakers)

Unfortunately, Download is not available (Copyright infringement notification). Official Soundboard recordings for all recent Counting Crows shows are available through the band's live show website www.livecountingcrows.com

I was under the impression that Counting Crows had an open taping policy, and that sharing of audience recordings was allowed, but apparently that has changed. Perhaps since they now offer official recordings of their shows through their website, they do not allow any recordings of shows that they have available for sale. I'm not sure. I tried to make sure that this was an audience recording and not the 'official' recording before posting, but it doesn't seem to matter, as they apparently do not allow this recording to be shared, so it has been removed. I apologize for any inconvenience caused to the band or to the readers of this blog. I leave this post up for informational purposes. I fully support this excellent band and encourage you to buy their new album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, and any of their live recordings available for purchase.