Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jack Johnson - 2008-08-30 - Cricket Wireless Pavilion, San Diego, CA

Jack Johnson
Cricket Wireless Pavilion   
San Diego, CA

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

How about some Jack Johnson? I was listening to him recently for the first time in quite awhile and realized how much I really like a lot of his music. It's just really ... nice. Clever, fun, enjoyable, satisfying, with his laidback style and breezy delivery making it seem so effortless, yet nonchalantly expressing some surprisingly meaningful lyrics and sophisticated songs. And since I have not featured him here before, figured it was about time. Jack Johnson, born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, is the son of surfer Jeff Johnson, and was an award-winning professional surfer himself, as well as filmmaker (of surfing films), before turning to music full-time. His band in college at UCSB, Soil, opened for early gigs by bands such as Sublime and Dave Matthews Band. A demo of Johnson as a solo act caught the attention of Ben Harper's producer in 2000, which led to the recording of Johnson's first album, Brushfire Fairytales (2001), as well as an opening spot gig with Ben Harper on his Innocent Criminals Tour. By his second album, On and On (2003), Johnson was recording in his own home studio and had his own record label, Brushfire Records. An avid environmentalist and sustainability advocate, Johnson transformed his recording and business with solar power, recyclable packaging, and eco-friendly practices, and frequently donates the proceeds from his concerts to environmental charities and causes. His next album, In Between Dreams (2005) became his mainstream breakthrough, going multi-platinum, and with such as 'Good People', 'Sitting, Waiting, Wishing', and 'Breakdown'. Johnson followed that success with an album of songs (made with his various musician friends) for a children's animated film, Sing-A-Long Songs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006), also to great success, and the hit single 'Upside Down'. Following his next album, Sleep Through the Static (2008), he embarked on his biggest and most ambitious world tour. Featured here is a show from that big World tour, a wonderful audience recording from his San Diego show. I specifically chose this tour to feature because it was the only tour that included the song 'Sleep through the Static', which is one of my favorites, an underrated classic, as well as so many other memorable songs in a great show.  FYI: Johnson is another artist who supports audience taping and sharing and whose shows are featured and collected in the Live Music Archive, where literally hundreds of his shows have been preserved (mainly audience recordings) and are available for listening, downloading.

01. Hope
02. Taylor
03. Flake
04. Symbol
05. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing > You're Just What I Needed > Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
06. Sleep Through the Static
07. Go On
08. Upside Down
09. Do You Remember
10. Bubble Toes
11. Wasting Time
12. Eyes *
13. Constellations
14. Breakdown
15. Girl I Want to Lay You Down
16. Banana Pancakes
17. Jack Talking
18. Same Girl
19. Country Road #
20. Give Voice #$
21. Staple it Together
22. If I Had Eyes > Time is on My Side
23. Good People
24. All At Once
25. A Pirate Looks at 40
26. Gone
27. Angel
28. Better Together

Jack Johnson - vocals and guitar
Zach Gill - keyboards and vocals
Merlo Podlewski - bass
Adam Topol - drums
* - with Zach Rogue from Rogue Wave
# - with Paula Fuga
$ - with Culver City Dub Collective

FLAC - Jack Johnson_2008-08-30_SanDiego_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Jack Johnson_2008-08-30_SanDiego_mp3.rar

Monday, November 11, 2019

Little Feat - 1990-08-28 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoa Springs, NY

Little Feat
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Ok, here's one more Little Feat show, featuring guitarist Paul Barrere. This one is from the 1990 tour, following the release of Representing the Mambo (1990), which was their second album after the reformation and rejuvenation of the band in 1987. It featured a bit more jazzy songs, in addition to the rockers, blues, and funk they are known for, and was another great album. This is a great full-length show featuring songs from throughout their history, and a great recording, showing off the band in all their glory, and further strengthens the obvious conclusion that they continued to be a great band long after Lowell George was no longer around. Sure, Lowell was missed, but the core of the band (Barrere, Payne, Gradney, Hayward, and Clayton) was just so strong and talented, and Craig Fuller was a wonderful addition on vocals. If you were someone who dismissed the re-formed band due to the loss (and absence) of George, you owe it to yourself (and the band) to check out some of these post-George shows, as they were still great for many years to come.
1. Hate To Lose Your Lovin'
2. That's Her She's Mine >
3. Fat Man In The Bathtub
4. Changin' Luck
5. Rocket In My Pocket
6. The Ingenue
7. Down On The Farm
8. A Apolitical Blues
9. Feelin's All Gone
10. All That You Dream
11. Forty-Four Blues >
12. Rock and Roll Doctor
13. Rad Gumbo
14. Oh Atlanta
15. Old Folks Boogie
16. Texas Twister
17. Let It Roll
18. Willin'
19. Dixie Chicken >
20. Tripe Face Boogie

Paul Barrere - Lead & Slide Guitars, vocals
Bill Payne - Keyboards
Kenny Gradney - Bass
Richie Hayward - Drums
Sam Clayton - Percussion
Fred Tackett - Guitar, Mandolin, Trumpet, vocals
Craig Fuller - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar

FLAC - Little Feat_1990-08-28_Saratoga Springs_FLAC.part1.rar
           Little Feat_1990-08-28_Saratoga Springs_FLAC.part2.rar

mp3 - Little Feat_1990-08-28_Saratoga Springs_mp3.rar

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Little Feat - 1978-06-11 - Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR

Little Feat
June 11, 1978
Paramount Theatre,
Portland, Oregon, USA

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

Here's more Little Feat! Here is another show from that great 1978 tour, Lowell George's last tour with the band. This show is from earlier in the tour than the previous ones featured, and thus the setlist features some different songs, and it is of very fine quality, a full-length soundboard recording at the height of the band's classic period. So, here is another great Feat show, posted partly as a tribute to recently deceased guitarist Paul Barrere, as well the other departed members of the band, Lowell George and drummer Richie Hayward, and don't forget the still going strong Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney, and Sam Clayton, but mainly this was needed because this band was just so darn good and I just had to post more shows by them. Another classic from the Feat.

01 tuning / introduction >
02 Skin It Back >
03 Fat Man in the Bathtub
04 Walkin' All Night
05 Rock and Roll Doctor
06 Day or Night
07 Oh Atlanta
08 A Apolitical Blues
09 Day at the Dog Races
10 All That You Dream *
11 Old Folks Boogie.. ** [end cut at tape flip]
12 Dixie Chicken >
13 Tripe Face Boogie / encore call / tuning
-- Encore
14 Willin' / band introduction
15 Don't Bogart That Joint > Willin'
16 Feats Don't Fail Me Now / encore call / tuning
-- Encore 2
17 Rocket in My Pocket
* with John Hall (guitar, vocals)
** with John Hall (guitar, vocals) and Brian Cummings (saxophone)

Lowell George - vocals, guitar, percussion
Paul Barrére - guitar, vocals
Bill Payne - keyboards, vocals
Kenny Gradney - bass, vocals
Richie Hayward - drums, vocals
Sam Clayton - percussion, vocals

FLAC - Little Feat_1978-06-11_PortlandOR_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Little Feat_1978-06-11_PortlandOR_mp3.rar