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All of the music recordings on this site are recordings of independent origin (ROIOs) Music that has not been officially released. If you are an artist or a legal representative of an artist and you do not want your ROIO shared on my site for free among your fans (and creating new fans), just tell me in the comment area and I will remove them. By the way these recordings exist. They won't go away. All of them can be found at various places on line. Sharing just keeps the fans that support the artists from having to get ripped off by purchasing them on auction sites, and it also introduces music to people who would never have known the artist, creating a stronger fan base.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shawn Lane with Windigo band - unreleased album, 1997 (SBD)

This is an unreleased album of music with an "Eastern" style or feel.
It was recorded on July 18th and 19th of 1997.   I have had several requests for this.
I received this from Dave Sez.  Thanks Dave. 
Shawn Lane with Windigo band - unreleased album
Recorded at Wellspring Sound, Concord, MA.
It did not come with any song titles.
There are five tasty tracks.
Shawn Lane on Guitar
Other band members:
Hongwu Li
Aaron Hsu-Flanders
David Ormonde Thomas
Jerry Leake

Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg & Jeff Sipe, Lake Toxaway, NC, Three shows from August 1996 (SBD)

Shawn Lane was one of the most technically accomplished players of all time with a melodic ear, Lane was named by the American Guitar Institute as the "greatest guitarist who ever lived".  Shawn Lane died in 2003 but we can still hear his music.  This is a great recording of him shredding on the guitar with amazing bass player Jonas Helborg and the great Jeff Sipe on drums.  The musicianship on this is amazing.  Words can't describe it.  It may have been billed as Hellborg, Lane, Sipe, Band.  

I already posted the first show of this three day run.  So here are the next two days to go with it.  These second two shows came from Dave Sez and his extensive Dave sez archives.  He was nice enough to contact me and offer these sweet sounding recordings.  A big thanks to Dave!
Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg and Jeff Sipe
Live at ROAM Fest

Round Mountain Music Park
Lake Toxaway, NC
Sound Quality: A+
Shawn Lane - guitar
Jonas Hellborg - bass
Jeff Sipe - drums

CD1 8-08-1996
01 - Improvisation
02 - Improvisation
03 - Baraji
04 - Stellar Rays
05 - Rice with the Angels

Total time: 59:33
CD 2  8-09-1996
1 Temporal Analogues of Paradise, 2nd Movement  9:29
2 Heretics  9:14
3 Juvalamu (Personae)  6:18
4 Stellar Rays  4:00
5 Abstract Logic  8:16
6 Baraji  13:59
CD 3  8-10-1996
1 Temporal Analogues of Paradise, 1st Movement  9:05
2 Improv  5:12
3 Improv  20:26
4 Deep Umbra (Hell Is Other People)  5:44
5 Baraji  17:36
6 Stellar Rays  4:03
7 Rice With the Angels  12:11

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Crusaders, New Orleans, LA, 4-19-1977 (FM)

Here is a nice one from one of my old favorites, The Crusaders.  The Crusaders are a great mix of jazz, funk, and soul.  A super talented group that also played on many other artists records. 
The Crusaders
Theater Of The Performing Arts
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
April 19, 1977
FM broadcast on NPR's "Jazz Alive" series

Wilton Felder: sax
Joe Sample: keys
Robert Popwell: bass
Stix Hooper: drums
Billy Rogers: guitar

1: Keep That Same Old Feeling
2: When There's Love Around 10:04
3: Band Intros :32
4: Sweet And Sour 9:23
5: Swamp Dog (cuts in)
6: Hard Times
7: Encore Break 1:07
8: Spiral
   Total time  57:05

The Brecker Brothers, New York City, NY 1977

So do you like funky funky music? Cause this is FUNKY. Back in the 70s the Disco fad was going on and there was this thing that spread into rock and jazz music. This is an example of some of the funky jazz fusion that was going on at the time.

Brecker Brothers
Bottom Line
New York City, NY

Michael Brecker : Saxophone
Randy Brecker : Trumpet
Steve Khan : Guitar
Will Lee : Bass
Chris Parker : Drums
Don Grolnick : Keyboards
Sammy Figuroa : Percussion

Set List
01 – Sneakin’ Up Behind You
02 – Cactus
03 – Nightflight
04 – A Creature Of Many Faces
05 – If You Wanna Boogie, Forget It
06 – Sneakin’Up Behind You
07 – Inside Out


Larry Coryell & the 11th House, Worcester, MA 12-14-1973 (FM)

Here is a recording of Larry Coryell & the 11th House with drummer Alphonse Mouzon and Randy Brecker on trumpet.  Some early Jazz Fusion. 
Larry Coryell & the 11th House
Sir Morgan's Cove (now the Lucky Dog Music Hall)
Worcester, MA.
December 14, 1973
(late show)
FM broadcast
runtime: 64:23
Larry Coryell: guitar
Randy Brecker: trumpet
Mike Mandel: keyboards
Danny Trifan: bass
Alphonse Mouzon: drums
  1: radio announcer introduction :49
  2: the cover girl 14:39
  3: band introductions 2:26
  4: the funky waltz 8:28
  5: Adam smasher 5:41
  6: Mandel keyboard solo (untitled) 13:23
  7: rocks 8:59
  8: birdfinger 9:18
  9: radio announcer outro :36

Larry Coryell And The Eleventh House, Berlin Germany, 11-07-1976 (Pre FM) With Special guest Philip Catherine

Larry Coryell the "Godfather of Fusion" has passed away on Sunday at age 73.  Here is a recording of Larry and his band Eleventh House.  This is not the original lineup.  There is a guest appearance with Philip Catherine where they play acoustic. 
Larry Coryell And The Eleventh House
Berlin, Germany
Larry Coryell: guitar
Mike Mandel: keyboards
Terumasa Hino: trumpet
John Lee: bass
Gerry Brown: drums
with very special guest
Philip Catherine: guitar
pre-recorded FM broadcast
1: German radio introduction 1:25
2: xxx 7:51
3: xxx 12:33
4: Improvisations On Debussy's Sarabande 8:45
5: Rodrigo Reflections 9:46
6: Renee's Theme 5:06
7: Level One  16:21
8: The Cover Girl 3:10

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jazz Is Dead, With Derek Trucks, 4-24-99 (SBD)

This is a great sounding recording of a great group of musicians. There is just some fantastic playing by everyone involved on this. The date of this show might be wrong. I was under the impression that Billy Cobham was the drummer during 1998 and Sipe and Morgenstien came in 1999. So it might be 4-24-99. They were touring the west in April of both years so it is hard to tell. If anyone knows the true date help me out. I have not been able to find this on any other site so maybe it was on the older Dr. Fusion before he got axed and had to rebuild. Anyway here it is for all to enjoy.

I had a lot of requests to re-post this. 

Jazz Is Dead
House Of Blues
Hollywood, CA

Jimmy Herring: Guitar
Alphonso Johnson: Bass
T. Lavits: Keyboards
Jeff Sipe: Drums
Rod Morgenstein: Drums

China Cat Sunflower
Crazy Fingers
Blues For Allah
Cumberland Blues
Mississippi Half Step
Row Jimmy #
Scarlet Begonias #
Here Comes Sunshine
Sunshine Continued
Eyes Of The World
Weather Report
Let It Grow
Stella Blue
Terrapin Station
Dark Star

# With Derek Trucks

Download Links

Lee Ritenour, Reseda CA, 5-28-1981 (SBD)

Lee Ritenour
Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club
Reseda, CA. USA
May 28, 1981
promoting his album "rit"
runtime: 93:06 (minutes/ seconds)
Lee Ritenour: guitar
Eric Tagg: vocals
Gary Herbig: saxophone
Don Grusin: piano
Alex Acuña: drums and percussion
Steve Foreman: percussion
Nathan East: bass
Bill Champlin: keyboards, guitar and vocals
1: countdown (Captain Fingers) 8:58
2: feel the night 5:31
3: on the slow glide intro 3:02
4: on the slow glide 9:22
5: tell me pretty lies 6:12
6: band introductions 2:51
7: dreamwalk 4:22 (Lee solo acoustic guitar)
8: market place ->morning glory 16:01 (cuts, spliced at 6:17 and 7:02 for interruptions in recording) 9: is it you? 5:19
10: Sugarloaf Express 7:27
11: fly by night 7:29
12: Mr. Briefcase 4:11
13: the Captain's journey 8:08
14: the Captain's journey (part II) 4:13 (end cuts in drum solo)

Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brikell, Raleigh NC, 9-28-2013 (SBD)

Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickel
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, North Carolina
September 28, 2013
Disc 1
01. Make It Real
02. Instrumental
03. Jubilation Day
04. Band Intro's
05. The Crow @
06. Get Along Stray Dog *
07. When You Get To Asheville *
08. Sarah Jane and Iron Mountain Baby *
09. Stand and Deliver
10. Hunger
11. Atheists Don't Have No Songs
12. Stage Banter
13. The Great Remember
14. The Dance At The Wedding
Disc 2
01. Love Has Come For You *
02. Pretty Little One *
03. Auden's Train *
04. Another Round -> So Long Now *
@ with Bela Fleck
* with Edie Brickel
The Steep Canyon Rangers-
Nicky Sanders - Fiddle
Woody Platt - Guitar
Mike Guggino - Mandolin
Graham Sharp - Banjo
Charles R. Humphrey III - Bass
Steve Martin - Banjo
Bela Fleck - Banjo
Edie Brickel - Vocals
Check out The Steep Canyon Ranger's website: www.steepcanyon.com
Mp3/ 320k

Richard Thompson, Yosemite, CA 9-02-1990 (SBD)

Richard Thompson
Camp Mather
Strawberry Music Festival
Yosemite, CA
September 2, 1990
Soundboard (or) In-House FM
This is a great solo acoustic performance by Richard Thompson.  His guitar playing is great and worth checking out.  I originally had just a partial show of this but found this upgrade. 
Side A
01 Introduction
02 Turning of the Tide
03 I Misunderstood
04 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
05 When the Spell Is Broken
06 Two Left Feet
07 God Loves a Drunk
08 Jerusalem on the Jukebox
09 Now That I'm Dead
10 She Moves Through the Fair
Side B
11 I Feel So Good
12 Wall of Death
13 Waltzing for Dreamers
14 Days of Our Lives
15 Valerie
16 Down Where All the Drunkards Roll
17 Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me
18 Tear Stained Letter
Total Time  73:44 min

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Remember those who lost their lives.

Today being memorial day, I just wanted to give notice to those who have lost their lives in the service.  Weather you agree with the different conflicts or wars or the politicians that start them, I think we all can say the loss of life is a tragedy and so many families have lost so much. 
This image is of my friend Dave who served as a military Chaplin in the Army.  He did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq during some of the worst of it.  This was a memorial to two of the guys in his platoon that died in Iraq in 2006.  I'm sure the guys in that group remember that sad day still, and always will.
After Iraq, Dave was stationed at Arlington National Cemetery where he had the tough duty of presiding over military funerals.  Often at a rate of two or more a day.  I have no words for what I believe that must have been like, as he had to meet the families of lost soldiers and attempt to say something meaningful at their graves.  I hope we all can realize what we have today and give our loved ones a hug.  Some will never see theirs again. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

He is Alive! Happy Easter

He is alive!  The tomb is empty.  Death could not hold Him!

Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
Peter and the other disciple started out for the tomb. They were both running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he didn’t go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying apart from the other wrappings. Then the disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in, and he saw and believed, for until then they still hadn’t understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead. Then they went home.
Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her.
“Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”
She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?”
She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”
“Mary!” Jesus said.
She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).
“Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!” Then she gave them his message.
That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”
Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

1 Corinthians 15 (writen by Paul): Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. . . . .It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message.
Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said would happen. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died (if you want to go check it out). Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. For I am the least of all the apostles, in fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church.

I AZ feel like Paul.  I used to mock believers and read the bible to find fault to prove them wrong.  I did not come to belief until I was 42, when God did some miraculous and radical things in my life and got my attention.  Just like Paul sometimes I feel I am not worthy at all.  But Jesus has grace for even me!