Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pink Floyd - BBC 1970-07-16 + 1971-09-30 (Bootleg) SoundQuality A+

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Bitrate: 320
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SoundQuality A+

Pink Floyd 16 July 1970, BBC Mono Master
BBC Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street
London, England

01. John Peel intro 00:28
02. The Embryo 10:23
03. John Peel 00:15
04. Fat Old Sun 05:29
05. John Peel 00:21
06. Green is the Colour >> Careful with that Axe, Eugene 11:22
07. John Peel 00:27
08. If 04:55
09. John Peel 00:50
10. Atom Heart Mother 26:33

Sound quality speaking, this is the best version of the BBC mono masters from 16 July70! Absolutely unprocessed ("BBC Radio One Master Reels" seems to have been dehissed a bit and suffers from slight metallic noise in the high end, and the HRV version "Mooed Music Rev.A" has some NR artefacts), this is superior sound!

However, a problem is the speed, much too fast (I compared with the live version of CWTAE on Ummagumma CD, with the studio versions of If and AHM from AHM CD, and with the versions available on BBC transcription CDs, all these comparisons lead to the same conclusion: a 102.5% stretch is needed to have correct speed).

Other problem with the SHN files is the existence of micro-gaps near the tracks transitions.

This RoIO would be absolutely perfect at correct speed and with micro-gaps fixed.

Pink Floyd - BBC Archives 1971 
Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London, England, September 30, 1971

01. Fat Old Sun 15:04
02. One Of These Days 07:50
03. The Embryo 10:51
04. Echoes 27:10
05. Blues 04:54

Sources: BBC Transcription LP (Fat Old Sun, One Of These Days, Echoes)
1st gen cassette (Embryo, Blues)
BBC Radio One Master Reels* (John Peel intros) *mono

This is an upgrade of the second disc of Harvested's BBC Archives 1970-1971 (HRV CDR 007) which features the complete 1971 performance. The previous version, which we created over 6 years ago, used the same sources as above except that "One of These Days" and "Echoes" were taken from broadcast transcription CDs that were sent to radio stations in the 1980's. Back then I foolishly assumed that this "new" CD format would yield better sonic results than the vinyl transcription LP that I had. Wrong! 

This new version features a brand new 48kHz/24Bit transfer of the BBC vinyl (BBC Rock Hour) that was done at a professional recording studio and captured with ProTools. All pops, clicks, and imperfections were manually removed one-at-a-time. No EQing or NR was applied.

The BBC only have a mono version of this show in their archives which we used as a blueprint to reassemble this TRUE stereo version. Since "The Embryo" was never included on the transcription LPs, we used a 1st generation audio cassette recording from a WNEW broadcast and edited it into the show in its proper sequence. We did the same for the improv "Blues" jam which was also sourced from the WNEW broadcast.

Our previous sources:
All of Peel's intros + dial = BBC mono masters
FOS = BBC Transcription LP
OoTD = BBC Transcription CD
The Embryo = FM broadcast
Echoes = Mostly BBC Transcription CD/Open and close Transcription LP
Blues = FM broadcast

RevA sources:
All of Peel's intros + dial = BBC mono masters
FOS = BBC Transcription LP
OoTD = BBC Transcription LP
The Embryo = FM broadcast
Echoes = BBC Transcription LP
Blues = FM broadcast

Once again we feel that we have created a definitive version of this show. We hope that you all enjoy it.

RonToon, MOB, and Big Ed
Harvested Records

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lightnin' Slim - Rooster Blues (Classic Album US 1960)

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Bitrate: 256
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Source: Japan 24-Bit Remaster

When people talk about Louisiana swamp blues, this is what they're talking about. Excello Records' first foray into albums came with this wonderful collection of singles by Lightnin' Slim largely issued around the success of the title track, an R&B hit in 1960. 

"Long Leanie Mama," "My Starter Won't Work," "It's Mighty Crazy," "Hoo-Doo Blues," "Tom Cat Blues," "Lightnin' Troubles," "G.I. Slim" and "Feelin' Awful Blues" are all certified swamp blues classics and about as lowdown as the genre can get possibly get. 

With Lazy Lester on harmonica for the majority of the tracks here, the stripped-down approach to Slim's brand of blues casts these sides in a decidedly front-porch ambience with the added pulsating tape echo and oddball percussive effects just making everything on here sound even more doom-laden. 

Lightnin' Slim (March 13, 1913 - July 27, 1974) was an African-American Louisiana blues musician, who recorded for Excello Records and played in a style similar to its other Louisiana artists. Blues critic ED Denson has ranked him as one of the five great bluesmen of the 1950s, along with Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson.

Lightnin' Slim was born Otis V. Hicks on a farm outside St. Louis, Missouri. moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of thirteen. Taught guitar by his older brother Layfield, Slim was playing in bars in Baton Rouge by the late 1940s.

He debuted on J. D. "Jay" Miller's Feature Records label in 1954 with "Bad Luck Blues" ("If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all"). Slim then recorded for Excello Records for twelve years, starting in the mid-1950s, often collaborating with his brother-in-law, Slim Harpo and with harmonica player Lazy Lester.

Slim took time off from the blues for a period of time and ended up working in a foundry in Pontiac, Michigan, which resulted in him suffering from constantly having his hands exposed to high temperatures. He was re-discovered by Fred Reif in 1970, in Pontiac, where he was living in a rented room at Slim Harpo's sister's house. 

Reif soon got him back performing again and a new recording contract with Excello, this time through Bud Howell, the present President of the company. His first gig was a reunion concert at the 1971 University of Chicago Folk Festival with Lazy Lester, whom Reif had brought from Baton Rouge in January 1971.

In the 1970s, Slim performed on tours in Europe, both in the United Kingdom and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland where he was often accompanied by Moses "Whispering" Smith on harmonica. He last toured the UK in 1973, with the American Blues Legends package.

In July 1974, Slim died of stomach cancer in Detroit, Michigan, aged 61.

Slim has been cited as a major influence by several contemporary blues artists, including Captain Beefheart, who in a 1987 radio interview with Kristine McKenna, stated that Lightnin' Slim was the only artist he could recommend somebody listening to.

01. Rooster Blues 2:33
02. Long Leanie Mama 2:10
03. My Starter Won't Start 2:50
04. G.I. Slim 2:29
05. Lightnin's Troubles 2:35
06. Bed Bug Blues 2:42
07. Hoo-Doo Blues 2:21
08. It's Mighty Crazy 2:38
09. Sweet Little Woman 2:09
10. Tom Cat Blues 2:44
11. Feelin' Awful Blues 2:58
12. I'm Leavin' You Baby 2:28

Bonus tracks:
13. Bad Luck trouble 2:54 (1956)
14. I'm a Rolling Stone 2:27 (1957)
15. I'm Evil 2:22 (1962)

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rick Derringer - Ford Auditorium 1976-11-17, Detroit (Bootleg)

Thailand EP 1975

Size: 126MB
Bitrate: 256
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Rick Derringer (born Ricky Dean Zehringer; August 5, 1947) is an American guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award winning producer and entertainer.

Derringer came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of The McCoys, who had a number one hit single with "Hang on Sloopy." Derringer then turned to blues rock, scoring a 1974 hit with "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo". He has also worked extensively with brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter, and with the group Steely Dan.

Derringer was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the son of Janice Lavine (Thornburg) and John J. Zehringer, a railroad worker. When he was 17, his band The McCoys recorded "Hang on Sloopy" in the summer of 1965, which became the number one song in America before "Yesterday" by The Beatles knocked it out of the top spot. The song was issued by Bang Records. He adopted the Derringer stage name which was inspired by the Bang Records logo which featured a derringer pistol.

After starting The McCoys, he changed the band's name to "The Rick Z Combo", and then "Rick and the Raiders". After recording "Hang on Sloopy", it was decided that the original name was best, and The McCoys were reborn.

One of the first opportunities to see them play live came when they opened for The Rolling Stones on the entire 1966 American tour. Before "Hang on Sloopy", they were seen often at LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park in southwest Ohio at Friday night WSAI (Cincinnati, Ohio) radio-sponsored dances. They were a part of the local summer dance experience along with Ivan and the Sabers on WING (Dayton, Ohio) radio Monday night dances.

Derringer also recorded and played with a version of Johnny Winter's band called "Johnny Winter And ..." and both Edgar Winter's White Trash and The Edgar Winter Group. He played on The EWG's Grammy-nominated rock instrumental single "Frankenstein", which topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for a week starting in May 1973 and sold over one million copies.

Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" was a hit single in 1973. The years 2013–2014 mark the 40th anniversary of Derringer's first solo tracks on All American Boy released October 15, 1973. The album's success was rated by its record company, "Blue Sky Records", that stated that every college dorm room in America had one. He also recorded extensively with Steely Dan, playing slide guitar on songs including "Show Biz Kids" and "Chain Lightning".

Derringer appeared on Alice Cooper's Killer album in 1971, playing the solo on "Under My Wheels."

In late 1974, Derringer played guitar on Joe Vitale's debut solo album Roller Coaster Weekend produced by The Albert Brothers (Ron, and Howard). The album featured other famous guitarists Joe Walsh and Phil Keaggy.

Derringer opened for Led Zeppelin in Oakland, California on their last American tour in 1977. Derringer was also a featured guitarist on several Todd Rundgren albums in the 1970s, including Something/Anything? (1972), A Wizard, a True Star (1973), Initiation (1975) and the live album Back to the Bars (1978).

Rick Derringer - Ford Auditorium 
Detroit, MI 1976-11-17 
FM Broadcast

 Rick Derringer: Vocals, Guitar
★ Danny Johnson: Guitar, Vocals
★ Kenny Aaronson: Bass, Background Vocals
★ Vinny Appice: Drums

01. Still Alive and Well
02. Let Me In
03. Teenage Love Affair
04. Sailor
05. Beyond The Universe
06. Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo
07. Roll With Me
08. Rebel Rebel
09. Uncomplicated
10. I Just Wanna Keep on Makin Love
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