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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Great American String Band, 1974

This post is two shows from The Great American String Band. Another Jerry Garcia side project. It only lasted a short time in this configuration. I can only find seven documented shows that they played. This appears to be a continuation of the Old And In The Way idea with Garcia on banjo and Grisman on mandolin. This band then eventually morphed into the first configuration of the David Grisman Quintet. Already at this point they are doing several songs that would be some of the David Grisman Quintet's standards.
Great American String Band
Pilgrimage Theater
Hollywood, CA
April 20, 1974
Soundboard Master Reel

01. Intro & tune up
02. Limehouse Blues
03. Dawg's Bull
04. My Plastic Banana Isn't Stupid
05. Swing '42
06. Coloured Aristocracy
07. Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms (1)
08. Dawg's Rag
09. I'll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards
10. Midnight At The Oasis (1)
11. Sweet Georgia Brown (1)
12. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1)

Show sponsored by McCabes Music Store
They are introduced as the Great American Music Band at this show.

David Grisman - Mandolin
Richard Greene - Fiddle
David Nictern - Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal - Bass, Vocals
Jerry Garcia - Banjo
Maria Mauldar - Vocals (1)

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Great American String Band
Berkeley, CA

Disc One 39:15
Set I
1. Colored Aristocracy [3:42] [0:07]
2. Cedar Hill [3:35] [2:21]
3. I'll Be A Gambler If You Deal The Cards [2:19] [1:17]
4. My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid [3:07] [1:33]
5. Moonlight Waltz [5:51] [0:07]
6. Swing '42 [5:12] [1:04]
7. Methodist Preacher [4:29] [0:55]
8. Limehouse Blues [3:25] [0:08]

Disc Two 51:59
Set II
1. Bud's Bounce [3:12] [0:32]
2. Dawg's Bull [2:27] [1:00]
3. Russian Lullaby [7:06] [0:20]
4. Virgin's Lament [5:29] [0:36]
5. Sheik of Araby [5:31] [0:41]
6. Billy Of The Lowgrounds [3:23] [0:55]
7. Dawg's Rag [6:59] [0:42]
8. Sweet Georgia Brown [4:52] [1:51]
9. Swing '42 [6:06] [0:12]

Jerry Garcia - banjo, vocals
David Grisman - mandolin, vocals
David Nichtern - guitar, vocals
Richard Greene - fiddle
Buell Neidlinger - bass

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100,000 visitors

There have been 100,000 visits to my blog. I'm sure in that over 100,000 visits many are just the same people who have visited many times over the last several month. Well thanks to those who have come and enjoyed what I enjoy. The most visited page on my blog to my surprise is the post on West Clear Creek Wilderness. Posts with the Allman Brothers and the Grateful dead are in the top 10 as well as Los Lobos. Number five on the list is the Post on Rick Griffin Artwork. Posts of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis are also in the top ten. So my viewers have a wide variety of interests, just like I do. The outdoors, rock music, art, and even some of my spiritual pontifications.

If you are one of the only 19 people who singed up to be a "follower" of this blog you will find that I have sent a message to you via Blogger that contains a gift of my favorite Van Morrison bootleg. Van gets uptight about posting his stuff so it will not be on the blog.

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, 7-10-1973

Here is yet another great Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders show. This one has some really hot versions and the sound quality is fantastic. Should I stop yet? I still have several more from this era. Jerry and Merl were on fire back in those days. Just think how hot Jerry was playing with the Grateful Dead during this same period.

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
July 10 1973
The Keystone
Berkeley, California

A+ soundboard

Set One:
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Finders Keepers
The Harder They Come
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
It's Too Late
My Funny Valentine
Mystery Train

Set Two:
I Second That Emotion
Someday Baby
Merl's Tune
It's No Use
Positively 4th Street
Encore: How Sweet It Is

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, 1-19-1973

Here is another Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders show. This one has Sara Fulcher on vocals in some places and has some rare songs. If you like early '73 Garcia/Saunders, and especially Sara Fulcher's vocal stylings, you'll love this. It has lots of super-rare Fulcher-dominated tunes here. And the sound on this is very good!

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
Berkeley, CA
January 19, 1973 (Friday)

Betty Cantor's 10" master sbd reels

Disc One (4 tracks, 61:42)
--Set I--
d1t01. Dancin' in the Moonlight [#6:07] [0:33]
d1t02. Lonely Avenue [18:24] [2:36]
d1t03. Expressway (To Your Heart) [19:45] [3:38]
d1t04. It's A Sin [9:11] [1:26]

Disc Two (5 tracks, 79:00)
--Set I con't--
d2t01. Unknown Song [27:44] [2:10]
d2t02. Honey Chile [11:30] 1:43]
--Set II--
d2t03. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [#7:25] [0:59]
d2t04. Find a Rainbow [15:10] [1:57]
d2t05. Georgia On My Mind [10:#08] [0:12]

Disc Three (4 tracks, 26:52)
--Set II con't--
d3t01. Tuning [1:19]
d3t02. Soul Roach [7:20] [1:01]
d3t03. Go Climb A Mountain [10:19] [0:13]
d3t04. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [6:11] [0:28]

- Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals);
- Marty David (bass);
- Merl Saunders (keyboards);
- Sara Fulcher (vocals);
- Bill Vitt (drums).

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Old and In The Way, 7-24-1973

Here is another Old and In The Way show. This one is a radio broadcast.

Old and In The Way
Homer's Warehouse
Palo Alto, CA
KZSU Radio Broadcast

01 Billy In The Lowground
02 Going To The Races
03 Catfish John
04 Good Woman's Love
05 Lonesome Fiddle Blues
06 Eating Out Of Your Hand
07 Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
08 Hobo Song
09 Pig In A Pen
10 Panama Red
11 Workin' On A Building
12 Hard Hearted

Total Time 53:42

Jerry Garcia banjo, vocals
John Kahn bass
David Grisman mandolin, vocals
Peter Rowan guitar, vocals
Vassar Clements fiddle

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Old And In The Way, 6-06-1973

Here is another side project that Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead was involved in in the early to mid seventies. It is a blugrass band called Old And In The Way, with the great Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, and David Grisman. I have posted some shows of this band before. Again it is a good quality soundboard recording.

Old and In The Way
Capitol Theater
Passaic, NJ
June 6, 1973

Set 1:
Going To The Races
The Willow Garden
'Til The End Of The World Rolls 'Round
Land Of The Navajo
Fanny Hill
Down Where The River Bends
Love Please Come Home
Knockin' On Your Door
Band Introductions
Pig in a Pen
Hobo Song
Billy In The Low Ground*
Monroe's Hornpipe*
Uncle Pen*
Cotton-Eyed Joe*

Set 2:
Panama Red
Hard Hearted
Working On A Building
White Dove
Swing Low (Sweet Chariot)
Wild Horses

Jerry Garcia - banjo, vocals
John Kahn - bass
David Grisman - mandolin, vocals
Peter Rowan - guitar, vocals
Vassar Clements - fiddle
*w/Tex Logan on fiddle

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Garcia & Saunders, 2-09-1974

Here is another of the Jerry Garcia side project shows I promised. This one goes under the name of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders. It is another good sounding soundboard. Stay tuned because there are still several more to come.
Garcia & Saunders
Rheem Theater
Moraga, CA

Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders keyboards, vocals
John Kahn bass
Bill Kreutzmann drums
Martin Fiero: Horns

Disc One (6) 65:11
--Set I--
01. Think [7:50] [0:54]
02. Finders Keepers [8:19] [1:08]
03. Are You Lonely For Me Baby? [15:45] [1:00]
04. Second That Emotion [9:35] [0:37]
05. Wondering Why [11:23] [1:33]
06. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [5:56] [0:18]

Disc Two (5) 44:22
--Set II--
01. Crowd & Tuning [0:50]
02. Harder They Come [14:33] [1:39]
03. La-La [14:15] [0:01]
04. Roadrunner [#10:03] [0:01]
05. Mystery Train[3:39#]

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Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, 7-03-1973

Here is another of the Jerry Garcia side projects. This one is under the name of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders. This is a long one with close to three hours of music. The second set on this one gets way out there with a 20 minute My Funny Valentine followed by a 10 minute Finders Keepers (my favorite), with an unknown trumpet player adding to the fun. When you look at what Garcia was doing with the Grateful Dead at this time and add this to it, you just have to wonder how it was possible that anyone could produce this much. Again it is a real fine soundboard recording.
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders w/John Kahn, and Bill Vitt
The Lion's Share
San Anselmo, CA
July 5, 1973
Master Soundboard Reel

CD #1 (Set #1)
After Midnight
Someday Baby
(She's Got) Charisma >
That's All Right Mama
The System
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

CD #2 (Set #2)
I Second That Emotion
My Funny Valentine
Finders Keepers
Money Honey

Like A Road
Merl's Tune >
The System (Fades out)
How Sweet It Is
Set #2 includes an unknown trumpet player.

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Jerry Garcia Band, 10-11-75

Here is the second of many Jerry Garcia side project shows from between 1973 and 1975 that I am going to post. This one is under the name of Jerry Garcia Band. Another nice soundboard.
Jerry Garcia Band
Berkeley, CA

Jerry Garcia: Guitar
John Kahn: Bass
Nicky Hopkins: Keyboards
Ron Tutt: Drums

Disc One (5 tracks, 45:44)
--Set I--
01. Tuning [1:22]
02. All By Myself [8:39] [2:53]
03. Catfish John [11:41][1:47]
04. That's What Love Will Make You Do [10:07] [1:29]
05. It's Too Late [7:40] [0:03]

Disc Two (6 tracks, 43:45)
--Set I (con't)--
01. Crowd [0:25]
02. Teddy Bear's Picnic [2:03] [2:58]
03. Pig's Boogie [6:55] [1:00]
04. Crazy Arms [5:53] [2:07]
05. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [9:41] [1:54]
06. (I'm A) Road Runner [10:36] [0:12]

Disc Three (8 tracks, 66:32)
--Set II--
01. Tuning [2:16]
02. Let It Rock [11:11] [1:09]
03. Tore Up Over You [7:17] [1:13]
04. Mission In The Rain [6:02] [1:44]
05. Lady Sleeps [4:32] ->
06. No Time [5:03] [0:28]
07. Mystery Train [11:52] (1) [4:36]
08. Edward [8:32] [0:34]

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jerry Garcia with Legion Of Mary Band, 4-19-75

Legion Of Mary Band was just one of the many names of the projects that Jerry Garcia was involved with on the side when not doing the Grateful Dead. Durring the period between 1973 and 1975 Garcia was involved with, Old And In The Way, Great American String Band, Legion Of Mary Band, Garcia and Saunders, and Jerry Garcia Band. This is a very fine soundboard recording. This is the first of a series of several (eight or nine) Garcia side projects I am going to post from this time period in the near future.
Legion Of Mary Band
Oriental Theater
Milwaukee, WI

Jerry Garcia: Guitar
Merle Saunders: Keyboards
John Kahn: Bass
Martin Fiero: Horns
Ron Tutt: Drums

01 Tough Mama
02 It's No Use
03 Feel Like Dynamite
04 Leave Your Hat On
05 Every Word You Say
06 That's What Love Will Make You Do
07 Wicked Messenger
08 Harder They Come

This is most likely a partial show.
Total Time 89:43

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Indigo Girls. 6-21-94

Indigo Girls
Redrocks Amphitheater
Morrison, CO
Radio Broadcast

Secure Yourself
Worls Falls
Hammer And A Nail
Loves Recovery
Pushing The Needle Too Far
Crazy Game
No Wat To Treat A Friend
Southland In The Spring Time
The Ballad Of Squeeky Fromme
History Of Us
Land Of Cannan

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Louis Armstrong, 5-04-1954

Louis Armstrong is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. To me this is one of the best bootlegs ever. It is a piece of history. The sound is really good for how old it is. It is amazing. I guest it was recorded for a radio broadcast.

Louis Armstrong
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Set I
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Back Home Again in Indiana
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
The Bucket’s Got a Hole In It
Blueberry Hill
Tin Roof Blues
Struttin’ with Some Barbecue
Billy Kyle Piano Jam!
The Man I Love
My Sweet Baby
Big Mama’s Back in Town > Love That Man
Baby it’s Cold Outside
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Set II
The Life of Didley Rambo
It’s So Good
Up the Lazy River
Shadrack, Meshack, Abendigo
When the Saints Go Marching In
When the Saints Go Marching In (Pt. 2)
High Society
Billy Kyle Piano Solo II
Dumb, Dumb, Dumby
Post Show Interview with L.A.
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

Louis Armstrong - Trumpet, Vocals
Kenny Johns - Drums
Billy Kyle - Piano
Arvel Shaw - Bass
Trummy Young - Trombone
Barnie Begard - Clarinet
Thelma Middleton - Vocals


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dizzy Gillespie, 1-32-92

Dizzy Gillespie
The Blue Note
New York City, NY.

Dizzy Gillespie was featured at the Blue Note in New York for a month during this period, virtually at the end of his playing career, He was 74 at the time. His supporting cast for this run of shows (heard from in different combinations) includes such major players as altoists Jackie McLean, Antonio Hart and Paquito D'Rivera and tenors Benny Golson, Clifford Jordan and David Sanchez, in addition to a strong trio led by pianist Danølo Perez.

Personnel during this run of shows :Paquito d'Rivera (Clarinet), Paquito d'Rivera (Sax (Alto)), Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet), Antonio Hart (Sax (Alto)), Danølo Perez (Piano), Kenny Washington (Drums), Lewis Nash (Drums), Charles Fishman (Producer), Benny Golson (Sax (Tenor)), Clifford Jordan (Sax (Tenor).

I have seen three different released from this run of shows and none of them have tracks the same lengths as these so I'm pretty sure this is not released.

This did not come with a song list. If anyone knows Dizzy and could help that would be great.

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Mountain Biking in Sedona, AZ

I live 20 minutes from Sedona and I have mountain biked there many, many times. I have been riding there frequently since the late 90s. I went there just last weekend and the weather was a perfect 72 degrees. The trails in Sedona are very nice and the scenery is amazing, I'm talking truly amazing. So I decided to share some information about this great place to mountain bike. Sedona has trails all around it, in fact you can almost ride around the whole city on trails except for a few places that are wilderness and they don't allow bikes. The trails are well maintained and well marked in most cases. The trails have a wide variety of difficulty level. In some places it will be smooth and easy going but in many cases there are some difficult and technical sections. Most of the technical sections are short and if it is beyond your skill you can just walk that part and be back on your bike riding primo trails again in no time. The Sedona trail system has in my view four main parts. They are the south, north, central, and the west areas. There are some areas not included in these four main parts, but for ease of discussion I will exclude them. My favorite is the south area followed by the north area, but it is all good. In this post I will talk about the north and south parts and deal with the others at another time. I have pieced together a few maps to help out. They were partial areas and had some inaccurate info so I tried my best to improve them.
The south part is from Munds Mountain Wilderness on the east side to Oak Creek and from Morgan road and Broken Arrow trail head in the north south to the Village of Oak Creek. This area of trails divided in two by highway 179. There are two places where you can go under the highway bridges or in a tunnel that connect the areas. Running north and south through this area parallel to the highway is the Redrock Pathway, and many of the trails branch off from it. The Redrock Pathway is a wide foot and bike path that starts at the Courthouse Butte parking area and goes north terminating at the Little Horse Trail Head parking area. The Redrock Pathway is reasonably smooth (by Sedona standards) and is wide so people traveling in both directions can pass with ease. It is a good place for beginners to try mountain biking for a first time. No technical skill needed at all. The main trails that branch off the Redrock Pathway are the Llama Trail and the Little Horse Trail on the East side and the Templeton Trail and the HT trail on the west side.
The Templeton Trail branches off the pathway just north of what is called "Baby Bell" (a small rock butte just north of the much larger Bell Rock) and heads west and then goes under the highway and then takes you to Cathedral Rock. The trail skirts along the north flank of this ridge that contains Cathedral Rock and then leads you to Oak Creek then goes south along the creek and eventually to world famous Red Rock Crossing. I love this trail for it's scenery and I love a part that travels for a time on a nice rock ledge contouring to the terrain around the base of Cathedral Rock. It is very cool. Along the way you pass the Cathedral Rock Trail coming up from the Cathedral Rock trail head and heading up to the saddle of Cathedral Rock. Once at Red Rock Crossing you can cross the creek and head into the central part of the trail system that takes you to what is called West Sedona or you can complete a loop around Cathedral Rock by taking Verde Valley School Road back into the Village Of Oak Creek and Highway 179. Or you can go south into Redrock State Park and to more trails.
The HT trail branches west off the Redrock Pathway near the north end of the pathway. It too goes under the highway and then connects to the Templeton Trail and helps make loop rides happen that can include parts of Templeton Trail. There is also a trail that heads south from the intersection of HT trail and Templeton Trail that is somewhat new that goes all the way to The Village Of Oak Creek on the west side of the highway. This new trail is very cool and helps make for some new longer loop ride opportunities. This photo is taken from that trail west of the highway and Bell Rock, looking out to the northeast toward Elephant Rock and the Twin Buttes Branching off to the east side of the Redrock pathway is the Llama trail. This trail branches off to the east just north of Courthouse Butte. There is a major intersection on the pathway where a trail that circles Courthouse Butte heads east. You take this and after a short way the Llama Trail splits off to the left heading northeast. You cannot take a bike on the Courthouse Trail around the Butte because it is in a wilderness area so you must turn off at the Llama Trail before the Wilderness boundary. Llama Trail was started by a guy that did Llama tours years ago and then was found by mountain bikers. The Forest Service did not really maintain it or recognise it as an official trail for quite a long time. When I first started riding it 13 years ago it was little used and narrow. Now it is quite well traveled and wider like most Sedona trails. This photo is a typical view along the Llama trail looking east to what I guess would be Lee Mountain in the Munds Mountain Wilderness. The Llama trail skirts along the west border of the Munds Mountain Wilderness heading north and eventually intersects the Little Horse Trail .
The Little Horse trail branches east off of the Redrock Pathway near it's north end and heads up to a pass between some large mountains called Chicken Point. It travels just south of two large and impressive spires of rock called the Twin Buttes (also called two sisters). The trail leads you up to a pass between the mountains called Chicken Point. Chicken Point is a large area of flat slickrock at the north east base of the Twin Buttes with a steep drop off on the south side. This has great views off to the south and west and the jeep tours take people out here. This is what it looks like just east of Chicken point looking west at the east side of the Twin Buttes. This old dude on an old classic Ibis bike is me AZ Jones on the slick rock at Chicken Point. At this point there is a trail at the west end of the slick rock area that heads north along the base of the mountain called Elephant Rock. You just follow the rock stack markers. Don't take the jeep roads. This trail is called Broken Arrow Trail. Broken Arrow Trail has great views across an unpopulated valley to Munds Mountain and the Devils Dining Room. The Broken Arrow Trail takes you north to the Broken Arrow trail head at the end of Morgan Road. There is a short side trail that leads down into the valley to a large exposed rock area called Submarine Rock that is fun to freelance all over.
The north area of trails in Sedona is divided into two parts by Oak Creek. East of the creek are the Huckaby Trail that That goes from Schnebly Hill road parking area down to the creek under Migley Bridge and the majority of it is downhill. But once at the creek there is a steep climb up out of the canyon to get the the road and parking area at Migley Bridge. East of the Schnebly Hill parking area is the Munds Wagon Trail. This trail runs parallel to Schnebley Hill Road and ends up at an area called The Carousel. This is uphill most of the way with a few crossings of a wash and a few crossings of the road. You could have someone drop you off at the top and ride downhill and continue on Huckaby all the way to the Oak Creek. It would be a fun downhill run. Part way up the Munds Wagon Trail is a side trail to the north that leads out to some large flat areas of rock called the Cow Pies. This is a fun place to just goof around. like a giant skate board park for bikes but with world class views. At the north most of the Cow Pies there is a trail that heads west along a ledge in the rocks out to a saddle and then drops over the saddle and down to Oak Creek and comes out at Grasshopper Point in the canyon. This photo is taken from the Cow Pies looking at the saddle. This trail to the saddle and down the other side is called Hangover Trail. It can be difficult to follow and has some very difficult and technical sections that should be tried by advanced riders only. There is some serious exposure in some spots on this trail.
The other half of the North area of Sedona trails is west of Oak Creek. This part has a trail called the Thompson Trail that starts at Migley Bridge heads north and then southwest along the base of Steamboat Rock. Steamboat rock is a prominant rock formation at the base of the large mass of Wilson Mountain. This photo is of Wilson mountain as seen looking northeast from the Jordan Trail. The Thompson Trail follows an old wagon route that Jim Thompson an early homesteader used to take supplies up into Oak Creek Canyon. The Thompson trail goes from Migley Bridge at one end to the Brins Mesa Trail Head Just Northwest of the older or uptown part of Sedona. You cannot take the Brins Mesa Trail (that heads north) because it heads into wilderness areas where bikes are not allowed. Instead you continue from there west on The Jordan Trail into an area that the locals call the Secret Trails. The Jordan Trail will take you over the Soldiers Pass Trail Head and Coffee Pot Rock. This is a typical scene olong the Jordan Trail looking west toward Coffee Pot Rock. The Secret Trails area has several side trails and many wind up in the bottom of a wash and into a maze of bootleg trails that can be confusing. This is a photo looking north from the Secret Trails area. Once over at the Soldiers Pass Trail head there is another trail that heads west called the Tea Cup Trail that takes you out west at the base of Coffee Pot Rock and up to Sugarloaf and the Little Elf Trail Head. From here you can continue west out past Chimney roch and Lizard Head Rock and out to the western area of trails that I will cover in another post.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chris Tomlin, August 2007

Chris Tomlin's songs are sung by modern worship bands in churches all across the country. His inspired songs speak of a devotion to a "Indescibable" creator.

Chris Tomlin
August 2007
Flevo Festival
Liempde, Netherlands
Radio broadcast

01 - Your Grace Is Enough
02 - Forever
03 - Let God Arise
04 - Introducing The Band
05 - Indescribable
06 - Holy Is The Lord
07 - We Fall Down
08 - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
09 - How Great Is Our God
10 - Our God Reigns
11 - How Great Is Our God (Rep)

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Relient K, 4-14-2002

These guys usually are not doing acoustuc stuff. So I thought this was interesting to give a listen to. Very transparent and real lyrics of soul searching, failing and grace.

Relient K
Hamden, CT

01. Sadie Hawkins Dance
02. Pressing On
03. Falling Out
04. Jefferson Aero Plane
05. When I Go Down
06. For The Moments I Feel Faint

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John Scofield, two shows, one with Pat Metheny

Here are two shows featuring the very fine guitar work of John Scofield. The first one also has Pat Metheny making for some nice interplay. The second ones has Eddie Harris on Sax and some cool groves laid down by Idris Mohammed on drums. If you like jazz guitar this is some top notch stuff. Both shows are either radio broadcasts or soundboards.

John Scofield and Pat Metheny Quartet
North Sea Jazz Festival

You speak My Language
The red One
no Matter What
No Way Jose
Message To My Friend
Everybody's Party

John Scofield : Guitar
Pat Metheny : Guitar
Steve Swallow : Bass
Bill Stewart : Drums

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BUVOBXHF Metheny, Scofield.rar

John Scofield Quartet
Monterey Jazz Festival
Sept. 1996

Intro-> Groove Elation
Do I Crazy
Ill Take Les
Out Of The City
Song Intro
Do Like Eddie

John Scofield : Electric guitar
Eddie Harris : Tenor sax
Larry Goldings : Keyboards
Dennis Irwin : Acoustic bass
Idris Mohammed : Drums

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7SBY5RTQ John Scofield Quartet, Sept. 96.rar

Monday, November 22, 2010

Grateful Dead, with Etta James, The Tower Of Power, 12-31-82, A Better Mix!

The Grateful Dead With Etta James and The Tower of Power on New Years Eve. There are also guest appearances by Matthew Kelly and John Cipolina. The source for this is my master tape from the radio broadcast. I feel this is superior to the soundboard recording that is common. There is not the drop out of Etta James voice during Tell Mama, and the mix for me is better with Garcia's guitar more up front and louder in the mix. It also has some crowd noise that adds to the "New Years" feel. Of course in some cases the soundboard might be better. perhaps at the strat of sugar Magnoilia where the stupid DJs are talking. But overall I feel this is far superior to what is found on Archive.

Grateful Dead
Oakland Auditorium
Oakland, CA
Radio Broadcast

Set 1:
d1t01 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t02 - C C Rider
d1t03 - Cumberland Blues
d1t04 - Far From Me
d1t05 - Cassidy
d1t06 - Ramble On Rose
d1t07 - Looks Like Rain
d1t08 - Keep Your Day Job

Set 2:
d2t01 - Midnight Madness ->
d2t02 - Sugar Magnolia ->
d2t03 - Sugaree ->
d2t04 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
d2t05 - Ship Of Fools
d2t06 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t07 - Drums ->
d2t08 - Space ->
d2t09 - Not Fade Away ->
d2t10 - Deal ->
d2t11 - Sunshine Daydream

Set 3:
d3t01 - Introductions/Tuning
d3t02 - Turn On Your Lovelight ->
d3t03 - Tell Mama
d3t04 - Baby What You Want Me To Do
d3t05 - Stage Banter
d3t06 - Hard To Handle
d3t07 - In The Midnight Hour
d3t08 - Brokedown Palace

C C Rider and BWYWMTD with Matthew Kelly
Not Fade Away with John Cippolina
Goin' Down The Road tease after Not Fade Away
Set 3 with Etta James and Tower of Power Horns

Brokendown Palace from Soundboard source
Mp3/320 except last song vbr/mp3
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Another opportunity to do something of value

Well it's Thanksgiving and most of us as a nation have a lot to be thankful for, even in tough economic times like these. So here is another opportunity to do something of value (not just a Christian opportunity. . . . . don't want to go there) and here is why you should help.

More than 1 billion people live in absolute poverty.
500 million people are at the edge of starvation.
200 million children are being exploited as laborers.
Half of the human beings on the planet live on less than $2/day.
1.5 billion people do not have enough money to buy food.

For those who are Christian or have a Christian set of values.
So what is a follower of Christ called to do according to the Bible?
Ephesians 2:10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them" So we are made to do "good works". What would these "good works" look like? John the Baptist who Jesus called the greatest of the Prophets said In Luke 3 that unless you bear "good fruit" you will be cut off from the branch. What did "good fruit" look like to John? He said in Luke 3:11 "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none, and he who has food , let him do likewise."

What does God promise to those who help others by giving? God says TEST ME!
Malachi 3:10-12) "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. {11} I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit," says the LORD Almighty. {12} "Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land," says the LORD Almighty." It is the only place in the bible where it says to test God.

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Luke 6:38)"

So here is a great place to help people who need a hand up to get to a place where they can help themselves.

It is called Kiva. Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. How it works is you loan money to someone who can't get a conventional loan so they can start a business and help themselves get out of poverty. http://www.kiva.org/about/

Kiva works and is low risk. As of November 2009, Kiva has facilitated over $100 million in loans at a repayment rate of 98.95%.

Kiva was born of the following beliefs:
•People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way. (THAT'S YOU)

•The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.

•By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another. (THAT'S US)

Kiva partners with existing microfinance institutions around the world (they call them Field Partners). These organizations have expertise in microfinance and a mission to alleviate poverty facilitate Kiva loans on the ground. These Field Partners know their local area and clients and do all the leg work required to get Kiva loans to the entrepreneurs posted on Kiva.org.

Lenders browse loan requests and select which ones they'd like to fund. Lenders can fund as little as $25 and as much as the entire amount of the loan. To help streamline the loan transaction process, loan requests posted by the Field Partner are rounded up to the nearest $25 increment. Kiva aggregates funds from Kiva lenders and provides them to the Field Partner.

The Field Partner collects repayments from Kiva entrepreneurs as well as any interest due and lets Kiva know if a repayment was not made as scheduled. Interest rates are set by the Field Partner, and that interest is used to cover the Field Partner's operating costs. Kiva doesn't charge interest to its Field Partners and does not provide interest to lenders.

If there is already money in the Field Partner's account, or once their payment is received, Kiva uses these funds to credit the appropriate lenders with their loan repayments. Lenders can re-lend their funds to another entrepreneur, donate their funds to Kiva (to cover operational expenses), or withdraw their funds via PayPal.

Kiva is Global and it helps those who can't get help in other ways
81.82% of Kiva loans have been made to women entrepreneurs who are often in male dominated societies where help would not be available.

Here is an example of what Kiva does

Pendo Luisi from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
PENDO, age 27, was a kindergarten teacher until she had her second child 9 months ago. Seeing that her teacher’s salary would not be enough to support her household, which includes her younger sister, 2 children, and an assistant, she left teaching and began selling merchandise door-to-door. She sells new handbags, shoes, bed sheets, and fabrics, and makes about $10-$14 a day from this trade. From the profits, she opened a small snack shop 3 months ago and now hires a shop assistant so that she can continue selling door-to-door. The shop brings in a profit of around $3-$5 a day. With her savings and a new loan, Pendo hopes to open a new business, a café.

Pendo belongs to the group Dhahabu (Swahili for “gold”), which consists of 36 other members who keep each other accountable and insure one another in paying back their loans.

Her loan amount was $175.00 and she paid it back in four months.

Once you get paid back you can just help someone else (the gift that keeps giving and giving).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

David Grisman Quintet, 5-28-77

This is an early recording of the David Grisman Quintet. This is fantastic stuff. Tony Rice and Grisman are amazing on this, and it is a very nice soundboard. I really like this one.

David Grisman Quintet
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Source: SBD (FM Broadcast)

David Grisman: Mandolin
Tony Rice: Guitar
Darol Anger: violin
Bill Amatneek: Bass
Todd Phillips: Mandolin

01. Dawg's Rag
02. Obanion's Wake
03. 16 16
04. Band Introduction
05. Swing 51
06. Norwegian Wood w/John Carlini
07. Swing 42
08. Spain
09. Japan
10. Ricochet
11. Fish Scale
12. Dawg's Bull
13. Minor Swing

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http://www.mediafire.com/?qj4yj9mumxpmp05  David grisman77-5-28 CA.rar

Bruce Hornsby, 10-05-02

Bruce Hornsby is one of the finest keyboard players in rock music today. You combine this with Steve Kimock on guitar and you have some nice music. This is also a very good recording. it appears that this show was Steve Kimocks birthday

Bruce Hornsby
Haymaker Festival
Fredericksburg, VA

Cartoons and Candy >
Valley Road
Saint Louis blues
Tongue ‘n’ Groove
Happy Birthday* > What a Time
Across the River
Rainbow?s Cadillac
Jack Straw
The Way It Is

* for Steve Kimock
Steve Kimock on Guitar through out this show

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2BL0D7P7 Bruce Hornsby - 2002.10.05 one.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q1Q9EIKO Bruce Hornsby - 2002.10.05 two.rar

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

David Nelson Band, 6-25-09

Here is a good 2009 David Nelson Band recording. As I said before David Nelson was a founding member of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage and a long time friend of Jerry Garcia and he brings that style to this effort. If you like the Grateful Dead, David Nelson Band has some of the same elements. Barry Sless often has a Garcia like sound in his guitar phrasing and they jam out songs like the Dead. The seveal songs including All You Need Is Love and Into The Mystic jammed out and linked together out of Fable Of The Chosen One and then returning to Fable Of The Chosen One is worth a listen.

David Nelson Band
Mill Valley Masonic Hall
Mill Valley, Ca
Soundboard matrix

01. Introduction
02. Diamond Joe
03. Peggy-o
04. Absolutely Sweet Marie
05. Down The Middle
06. Any Naked Eye
07. Oh Babe It Aint No Lie
08. Ghost Train Blues >
09. Rag Mama Rag
10. Introduction
11. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Tribute To Michael Jackson Jam
12. Fable Of A Chosen One >
13. Snakebit >
14. Love Medley >
15. Different World >
16. Into The Mystic >
17. Fable Of A Chosen One
18. Casey Jones The Bold Engineer

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Alison Krauss and Union Station, 6-24-89

Here is another fine recording of Alison Krauss and Union Station. This is an early one in which Alison is just 18 years old at the time of this recording. This is most likely a soundboard even though it did not come with that information. It sounds real clear and clean. The early Union Station group with Jeff White on guitar is pretty strong.

Alison Krauss & Union Station
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride, CO

Alison Krauss – Fiddle & Vocals
Jeff White – Guitar & Vocals
Alison Brown – Banjo, Guitar, & Vocals
John Pennell – Bass
Butch Baldassari – Mandolin

1. Pastor Mustard intro, Two Highways
2. Wild Bill Jones
3. Beaumont Rag
4. Livin’ In The Name Of Love
5. Goin’ Gone
6. Standin’ By The Bedside
7. Banjo & Fiddle Tune
8. There’s Nowhere To Hide
9. Don’t Follow Me
10. Standin’ On The Outside
11. Sweet Georgia Brown
12. Steel Rails
13. A Woman In Love
14. On The Borderline
15. Loneliness & Desperation
16. Too Late To Cry
17. Gentle River
18. The Road Is A Lover
19. I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind
20. Bury Me Beneath The Willow
21. I’m Goin’ On
22. I Will (Beatles Tune)
23. Shoppin’ For Love
24. Will You Be Leaving
25. Midnight Rider

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Seldom Scene, 6-23-85

Seldom Scene
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride, CO
Pre-FM Master Reel

01 - Little Georgia Rose
02 - Muddy Waters
03 - Born of the Wind
04 - With the Small Exception of Me
05 - Paradise
06 - Under the Double Eagle
07 - Old Train
08 - A Song for Life
09 - Open Up Your Window, Noah
10 - Lay Down Sally
11 - California Cottonfields
12 - Colorado Turnaround
13 - Wait a Minute
14 - Come Early Morning
15 - House of the Rising Sun
16 - It Turns Me Inside Out

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Alison Krauss and Union Station, 11-23-04

This is a radio broadcast of Alison Krauss and Union Station. It has some radio static and noise but still beats an audience recording in my opinion. Anyway there are some nice moments to be sure with Jerry Douglas and Dan Tyminski. My favorite Alison Krauss lineup. Someone out there has to have a better recording of this. But until that surfaces this will have to do.

Alison Krauss + Union Station
In Studio, "Morning Becomes Ecclectic" on KCRW,
Santa Monica, CA
FM Broadcast
(Radio static and noise throughout)

01 Intro
02 Restless
03 Chatter
04 Unionhouse Branch
05 Chatter
06 Wouldn't Be So Bad
07 Chatter
08 I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
09 Radio Interview
10 Goodbye Is All We Have
11 More Chatter
12 Pastures Of Plenty
13 Chatter
14 Doesn't Have To Be This Way
15 DJ Chatter
16 Gravity

Barry Bales
Ron Block
Jerry Douglas
Alison Krauss
Dan Tyminski

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Paria River Canyon

Here are some photos from a recent trip to Paria River Canyon on the Arizona-Utah border. I already posted about this area but thought people might like some more. This time when I went down the canyon there had been some rain and it was real muddy and the water flow was much deeper than I have experienced. Even still I made it down to the confuence of the Paria River and Buckskin Gulch. From White House trailhead to the confulenec and back took me more than six hours and It was tough going. Slippery and muddy and wet. 14 plus miles total. This is a fantastic canyon that gets very tight and very tall. As you strart down stream from the trail head at first the rocks on eack side are far apart and not very tall This time there was much more water than I have experienced before. In the past the stream has been very low flow and the soil around it has just been dry sand. This time there was mud, and lots of it. As you go farther down stream you can see the cliffs start to get much bigger.
The hight of the cliffs at first will get large and then decrease and then get large again. And the distance between wil tighten and then widen intermitantly. But soon the cliffs get much closer together as you go and they stay that way. It is around 3 to 4 miles before the first real narrow sections. Pretty soon the cliffs are huge, towering hundreds of feet up and close together shutting out all but just reflected light.
In some places the cliff walls only 15 feet across with cliffs that are several hundred feet high on both sides. This time because of the water flow the water was wall to wall in many locations. Most of the time the water depth was about knee high. But being cloudy it was hard to tell where deeper holes were.
As you get to the confuence with Buckskin Gulch, it gets real tight and dark. This next one below is the slot canyon of Buckskin Gulch coming in from the side into the Paria River Canyon. I read that the cliffs are 400 to 500 feet tall in some locations and I don't doubt it. This next one is looking from inside Buckskin Gulch out to where Paria River Canyon meets it. This last one is looking from the confluence of the two canyons back into the Paria River slot that is the way back.
This is a fantastic canyon. I'm telling you that a camera just can't get the job done. Or at least if I'm in control of the camera. You just have to see it. The White House trail head has only five camp sites that are on a first come first serve basis. So you are lucky if you get to camp at the trailhead.

For mor information on the Paria River Canyon and it's tributary Buckskin Gulch and the surrounding area go to this other post http://arizjones.blogspot.com/2010/09/exploring-buckskin-gulch-and-paria.html

Also see this post on nearby Coyote Butes and "The Wave"