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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Good Bye Gregg. . . Thanks

Well another great musical influence of my life has passed away.  Gregg Allman.  I first really got into the Allman Brothers when my sister turned me on to Eat A Peach over the holidays in December of 1973.  I was hooked.  And through the music came that soulful voice of Gregg.  From then on Gregg was a part of the soundtrack of my life and his songs remind me of many of the times I have spent.  His songs like Mellissa, Dreams, Ain't Wastin Time No More, and Midnight Rider are all forever entwined into the memories of my life.  And the soulful sound of his voice that could express such feeling.  Gregg was one of the greats, and there are very few of them left.  Thanks Gregg, I hope your music lives on.  And Gregg "I Ain't Waistin Time No More", thanks for the advice. 
Last Sunday morning, the sunshine felt like rain
The week before, they all seemed the same
With the help of God and true friends, I've come to realize
I still have two strong legs, and even wings to fly
So I, ain't a-wastin time no more
'Cause time goes by like hurricanes, and faster things
Well, Lord, Lord, Miss Sally, why all your cryin'?
Been around here three long days, lookin' like we're dyin'
Go step yourself outside, and look up at the stars above
And go on downtown, baby, find somebody to love
Meanwhile, I ain't a-wastin' time no more
'Cause time goes by like pouring rain, and much faster things
You don't need no gypsy to tell you why
Ya can't let one precious day to slip by
Well, look inside yourself, and if you don't see what you want
Maybe sometimes then ya don't
But, leave your mind alone and just get high
Well, by and by, way after many years have gone
And all the war freaks die off, leavin' us alone
We'll raise our children, in the peaceful way we can
It's up to you and me brother
To try and try again
So, hear us now, we ain't wastin' time no more
'Cause time rolls by like hurricanes
Runnin' after the subway train
Don't forget the pourin' rain

Here is one of the first concerts I posted on this blog way back when I first started.  It is a great example of The Allman Brothers, from that time period.  Hard to believe they lasted so long.  Truly one of the greatest rock bands of all time. 
Allman Brothers Band
Mann Music Center
Philadelphia,  AZ
CD 1: 
1. introduction 
2. Don't Want You No More > 
3. It's Not My Cross To Bear 
4. Statesboro Blues 
5. Blue Sky 
6. Nobody Knows 
7. Don't Keep Me Wonderin' 
8. Black Hearted Woman 
9. Seven Turns (acoustic) 
10. Midnight Rider (acoustic) 
11. Southbound (acoustic) 
12. Melissa (acoustic) 
13. Stage banter 
 CD 2:  
14. Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (acoustic)
15. Acoustic slide 
16. Slide Guitar intro > 
17. Hoochie Coochie Man 
18. Get On With Your Life 
19. Jessica 
20. Revival 
21. band introduction 
22. One Way Out 
23. Dreams 
24. Whipping Post 
Part One
Part Two

Monday, April 10, 2017

Steve Winwood, Telluride CO, 6-20-2014 (broadcast)

 Not to sure how Steve Winwood is Bluegrass but he played at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2014 and so there is a KOTO live feed available.  Nice!

Steve Winwood
Town Park
Telluride, CO
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
koto.org live stream

Set I
I'm A Man,
The Time Has Come,
Can't Find My Way Home,
Medicated Goo,
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,
Empty Pages
Set II
Light Up Or Leave Me Alone >
drums >
Light Up Or Leave Me Alone,
band intro's....,
Dear Mr. Fantasy,
Back In The High Life,
Gimme' Some Lovin'
Part One
Part Two

Friday, April 7, 2017

Roomful of Blues, Montreux, 7-09-1987, (SBD)

Pretty cool Blues recording.  The second part sounds like it might be from a different show or source.


Intro Okie Dokie Stomp
Reelin' and Rockin'
Yes, Indeed!
He Knows the Rules
Three Hours Past Midnight
Caravan (featuring Porky Cohen)
Dressed Up To Get Messed Up
Real Gone Lover

Everyday I Have the Blues
Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
The Things That I Used To Do
It All Went Down the Drain
Let The Good Times Roll
Junior Brantley: Piano
John Rossi: Drums
Paul Tomaseto: Bass
Porky Cohen: Trombone
Ronnie Earl: Guitar
Doug James: Baritone Sax
Rich Lataille: Alto Sax


Blood, Sweat and Tears, New York, NY, 8-11-1977 (FM)

Blood, Sweat and Tears
The Bottom Line,
New York, NY
1977-08-11, Late Show
FM recording
Chris Albert - trumpet
Randy Bernson - guitar
Dave Bargeron - trombone
David Clayton-Thomas - vocals
Bobby Economou - drums
Greg Herbert - saxophone
Neil Stubenhouse - bass
Tony Klatka - saxophone, flugelhorn
Larry Willis - keyboards
01. Audience 2:16
02. Instrumental 6:44
03. Hi De Ho 9:31
04. Gimme That Wine 7:18
05. Spinning Wheel 5:48
06. Don’t Explain 8:38
07. Matso Yuma Mama 5:20
08. Lucretia McEvil 13:33

Disc 2
01. Blue Street 5:14
02. And When I Die 1:52
03. Tuba solo / Blues 12:49
04. And When I Die (reprise) 3:45
05. Drum solo 4:25
06. Bass solo 7:11
07. Jam / Introductions 8:05
08. Mean Ole World 3:37
09. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy 5:20

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Jackson Browne with David Lindley, Santa Cruz, CA 5-19-1987 (SBD)

This is an upgrade of an old favorite of mine.  Had a tape of this back in the late 80s that was a partial show.  This is the complete show.  Great sound quality and a great show. 
Jackson Browne with David Lindley
Special guest Bonnie Raitt
Santa Cruz, CA
May 19, 1987
CD 1
1. Take It Easy
2. Our Lady Of The Well
3. Across The Borderline
4. Linda Paloma
5. For Everyman
6. Cocaine
7. Tiki Torches At Twilight
8. Pretty Girl Rules The World
9. Call It A Loan ->
10. Quarter Of A Man

CD 2
1. How Long
2. For A Dancer
3. Crow On The Cradle
4. Instrumental
5. The Times You’ve Come (w/ Bonnie Raitt)
6. Can’t Sit Down
7. Before The Deluge

Part One
Part Two

Tedeshi Trucks Band, Cumberland, MD, 5-27-2016 (Matrix:FM and Aud)

A very nice matrix recording of The Tedeshi Trucks Band.  Since there are not a lot of FM or soundboard recordings of this band this matrix recording is one of the better recordings you will find outside of official releases.  This band is probably my favorite live act that is out there touring today.  Check it out!
Tedeshi Trucks Band
Grandstand Stage
Allegheny County Fairgrounds
Cumberland, Maryland
May 27, 2016 – Friday
Matrix: FM + AKG 4000's > Tascam DR-680 [24/48]
Mics 12' high 15' from the left stack 
Recorded by Casey Coniff mastered by Bill Koucky
Derek Trucks – Guitar
Susan Tedeschi - Guitar & Vocals
Kofi Burbridge - Keyboards & Flute
Tyler Greenwell - Drums & Percussion
J.J. Johnson - Drums & Percussion
Mike Mattison - Harmony Vocals
Mark Rivers - Harmony Vocals
Kebbi Williams – Saxophone
Maurice Brown – Trumpet
Saunders Sermons – Trombone
Tim Lefebvre – Bass Guitar
1. Tuning
2. Laugh About It
3. Don't Know What >
4. Keep On Growing
5. Sky Is Crying
6. Don't Drift Away
7. Bound For Glory
8. Crying Over You
9. Color Of The Blues #
10. Idle Wind
11. Done Somebody Wrong
12. Don't Think Twice It's Alright @
13. Jam > Let Me Get By
14. encore break
15. The Letter
# with Del McCoury
@ with Ronnie McCoury
Part One
Part two

Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, Cumberland, MD, 5-27-2016, (Matrix: FM and Aud)

This is a pretty nice sounding recording of Jerry Douglas and his new band the Earls of Leicester.  The name Earls of Leicester is a take on Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and the band project is a tribute to them.  This is essentially a shout out to Flatt and Scruggs and the influence that they had on Jerry Douglas and bluegrass in general.   
Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester
Grandstand Stage
Allegheny County Fairgrounds
Cumberland, Maryland
May 27, 2016 – Friday
Matrix: FM + AKG 4000's > Tascam DR-680 [24/48]
Mics 12' high 15' from the left stack

Jerry Douglas: Dobro
Shawn Camp: Guitar
Charlie Cushman: Banjo
Jeff White: Mandolin
Johnny Warren: Fiddle
Barry Bales: Bass
1. Joe Craven Intro
2. Shuckin The Corn
3. I Know What It's Like To Be Lonesome
4. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
5. Dim Lights And Thick Smoke
6. Earl’s Breakdown
7. I Don't Care
8. Big Black Train
9. Black Eyed Susie
10. Let The Church Roll On
11. Instrumental
12. My Little Girl In Tennessee @
13. Train From That Carried The Girl From Town
14. I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow #
15. Down The Road (Peary Blue)
16. I'll Go Steppin' Too
17. Instrumental
18. What's Good For You
19. I'm Working On A Road
20. Salty Dog Blues
21. Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms
@ with Ronnie McCoury
# with Del McCoury

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Cousin Bill

My Cousin Bill. Bill knew how to enjoy life and in doing it he brought some of that joy with him to others. Bill still had some of that little kid in him and that made him fun to be around. There really was just not enough of Bill to go around, he could not be everywhere at the same time. The times I did get to spend with Bill I will always cherish. The backpack trip to the Sierra Nevadas, The Mountain Bike trip to Utah. I was lucky to have him all to myself on those trips and what a fun time. Life is too short, and it goes by fast. We can all learn something from Bill. He lived life with a sense of humor and with joy and kindness and life is too short to live it any other way. The world is a little less kind, and a little less joyful without Bill in it. I can choose now to let his loss drag me down or to remember him and celebrate him by bringing joy and humor to others I meet in honor of him. I'm so glad I was able to share some of his special time. Thanks Bill for blessing me.

Jazz Is Dead, Salem, MA, 7-10-1999 (SBD) With Derek Trucks!

Jazz Is Dead
Winter Island Festival
Winter Island Park,
Salem, MA
Jimmy Herring - Guitar
Alfonso Johnson - Bass
T. Lavitz - Keys
Rod Morganstein - Drums
*with Derek Trucks

taped by Rob Berger & Jerry Moore
01 - //Jam>
02 - Help On The Way>
03 - Slipknot
04 - Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo>
05 - Franklin's Tower>
06 - Spiral Staircase
07 - Row Jimmy*
08 - Scarlet Begonias*
09 - St. Stephen>
10 - The Eleven>drums
11 - Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey
12 - Dark Star

Bryan Sutton Band, Berkeley, CA, 1-12-2017 (SBD)

A sweet sounding recording of the Bryan Sutton Band.  Bryan Sutton is one of the best flatpicker guitar players you will ever hear. 
Bryan Sutton Band
2017-01-12 (Thurs)
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Berkeley, CA
Source: Soundboard
Set 1
01. Introduction
02. Walkin' Across This Land
03. ? Instrumental
04. Talking, Band Intros
05. That's Where I Belong
06. Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
07. Don't Look For Me
08. Chase The Moon
09. Talking (about Bryan's 1936 Martin D-28)
10. Overton
11. Talking
12. Run Away
13. ? Instrumental
14. Talking
15. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan)
16. Talking (about Asheville, NC)
17. The Swannanoa Tunnel
18. ? Instrumental
Set 2
01. Introduction
02. I've Been All Around This World
03. The Watson Blues (Bill Monroe)
04. The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
05. The Cumberland Reel
06. Happy Birthday Sam Grisman
07. Presbyterian Guitar (John Hartford)
08. Talking (about Doc Watson)
09. The Streamline Cannonball (Doc Watson)
10. Talking, Tuning
11. Time Has Come
12. Talking
13. Old Barns (Mike Barnett)
14. Talking
15. The More I Learn
16. Hangman's Reel
17. Encore: Talking
18. Hills For The Head

Bryan Sutton - guitar, banjo
Casey Campbell - mandolin
Mike Barnett - fiddle
Sam Grisman - bass
Part One
Part Two

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Auldridge, Bennett and Gaudreau, Rockville, MD, 11-30-2001 (SBD)

A real nice one from Mike Auldridge the late great dobro player from the Seldom Scene, with Jimmy Gaudreau from Tony Rice Unit fame on mandolin and Richard Bennett from J.D. Crowe and New South on guitar. 
Auldridge, Bennett and Gaudreau
Robert A. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
Rockville, Maryland
Source: Soundboard
Mike Auldridge - dobro - vocals
Richard Bennett - guitar -vocals
Jimmy Gaudreau - mandolin - vocals
Harold Nixon - bass
 1. Intro
 2. We Live in Two Different Worlds
 3. Leaving's Heavy on My Mind
 4. Sally on the Treadmill
 5. Song For a Winter's Night
 6. Silence or Tears
 7. Ginseng Sullivan
 8. You Don't Know My Mind
 9. Summer Wages
10. Sweet Georgia Brown
11. Wayfaring Stranger
12. Going to the Races
13. Some Old Day
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. The House of the Rising Sun> Walk Don't Run
Total Time: 67:20

Tony Rice & David Grisman, Wilkesboro, NC, 4-30-1995 (SBD)

Super nice soundboard of some great pickin!  You can't go wrong with Rice and Grisman. 
Tony Rice & David Grisman
Watson Stage
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
April 30, 1995
1. Dawg speaks about…
2. Turn of the Century
3. Good Old Mountain Dew
4. Wildwood Flower
5. Vintage Gintage Blues
6. I Don't Want Your Mandolins Mister
7. Swing ‘42
8. I Am A Pilgrim
9. O Solo Mio
– Enter Wyatt Rice, Ronnie Simpkins, Ricky Simpkins –
10. Watson's Blues
11. Fishscale
12. Devlin
13. Cedar Hill
14. crowd
15. E.M.D.
Time:  59:25

Tony Rice Unit with Alison Krauss, Alexandria, VA 10-07-1988 (SBD)

A really nice recording of the Tony Rice Unit with a very young Alison Krauss (17 years old).  Some great bluegrass!
Tony Rice Unit
The Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
October 7, 1988
Source: Soundboard
Tony Rice - Guitar and Vocals
Alison Krauss - Fiddle and Vocals
Jimmy Gaudreau - Mandolin and Vocals
Wyatt Rice - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Mark Schatz - Bass
Kevin Church – Banjo and Vocals
Disc 1   53:18
1st Set:
1. Likes Of Me
2. Little Sadie
3. A Song For Life
4. Band Intros
5. Cold On the Shoulder
6. Blue Railroad Train
7. Nine Pound Hammer
8. Song For A Winters Night
9. Ginseng Sullivan
10. Shadows
11. Why You Been Gone So Long?
12. New Camptown Races
13. Early Morning Rain
14. Goldrush
15. Sixteen Miles
Disc 2  66:53
2nd Set:
1. Age
2. St James Hospital
3. Ten Degrees
4. Fare Thee Well
5. Cry, Cry Darling
6. Cricket
7. Movin’ Out
8. – Enter Kevin Church -
9. Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
10. Blue Night
11. Wayfaring Stranger
12. John Hardy
13. Bitter Green
14. Me and My Guitar
15. goodnight…

David Grisman Quintet , San Francisco 5-28-1977

This is a great early David Grisman Quintet recording, featuring great players like Tony Rice and Darol Anger.  This is what turned me on to bluegrass back in the 70s.  great stuff!
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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Reseda, CA, 5-28-1981, (SBD)

A real nice recording of jazz fusion band Jeff Lorber Fusion. 
Jeff Lorber Fusion
Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club
Reseda, Ca. USA
May 28, 1981
promoting their album "galaxian"
soundboard recording
runtime: 80:46 (minutes/ seconds)
Jeff Lorber: keyboards
Marlin McLean: guitar, vocals *
Kenny Gorelick: sax and flute
Danny Wilson: bass
Dennis Bradford: drums
1: galaxian 5:34 (introduction/opening cuts in slightly)
2: fusion juice 5:09
3: wizard island 7:03
4: band introductions 1:28
5: think back and remember 4:48 *
6: bright sky 6:01
7: reflections (w/ flute solo) 10:59
8: can't get enough (w/bass solo) 8:43 (cuts, spliced at 5:25, tape flip)
9: tune 88 10:03
10: toad's place (w/drum solo) and encore break 15:21
11: spur of the moment 5:36

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Huntington Beach, CA. 1980, (SBD)

Jeff Lorber Fusion
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, Ca.
incomplete soundboard recording
runtime: 45:44 (minutes/ seconds)
Jeff Lorber: keyboards
Kenny Gorelick: sax and flute
(Kenny G)
Danny Wilson: bass
Dennis Bradford: drums
1: toad's place 1:04 (cuts in)
2: Katherine 8:13
3: wizard island 8:03
4: always there 7:41
5: black ice 9:38
6: palladium 6:43
7: water sign 4:22 (end cuts)

Larry Carlton, Huntington Beach, CA, 4-19-1980 (SBD)

Larry Carlton
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, Ca.
April 19, 1980 (2nd set)
soundboard recording
runtime: 45:36 (minutes/ seconds)
Larry Carlton: guitar
Greg Mathison: keyboards
Don Freeman: keyboards
Pops Popwell: bass
John Ferraro: drums
1: ? 12:37
2: I am a fool 5:57
3: ? 18:31
4: Band introductions 1:51
5: Guitar solo 4:57
6: The Magician 1:42 (end cuts)

Tom Scott, Huntington Beach, CA, 1979 (SBD)

This is a decent recording of sax player Tom Scott at the old Golden Bear, in Huntington Beach CA.  It is a partial show and most likely a mono recording. 
Tom Scott
The Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, CA
Tom Scott            Saxophones
Carlos Rios          Guitar
David Garfield       Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus      Bass
Vinny Colaiuta       Drums
01 Car Wars
02 Dirty Old Man
03 Band Introductions
04 Street Beat
05 Shadows
06 Introducing ''Hittin' on Six''
07 Hittin' on Six
08 Heading Home

Length:  47 Minutes
This recording comes from the archives of the Golden Bear night club in Huntington Beach, California.  At the time, the Golden Bear was the oldest running night club in America -- open since the mid 1920's.  Eventually earthquake building codes made it too expensive to upgrade, and it was
eventually torn down.  Everybody from Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Doors have played at the
Golden Bear.

Willow Valley Loop hike, Arizona

This hike is a rugged hike into a deep entrenched canyon with a stream and some deep pools you must swim. 
This hike is in a tributary and is at the headwaters of West Clear Creek.  Much of this is in a designated wilderness area.  The hike is mostly an off trail scramble and boulder hop down through the canyon bottom along a stream bed.  There is some fighting through brush and some thorn bushes involved that you should avoid if possible.  This is a long day and pretty rugged but the payoff of scenery is well worth it. 

This hike should only be done in warm weather since you will get wet and you should use dry bags to keep your stuff dry.  You should never enter this canyon if the weather forecast is for rain because flash floods could happen and be a great danger.  If you are not in decent shape don't try this because it is a long strenuous day and there is no way out but to do the whole loop once you pass the fist few swimming holes.  It is a one way loop hike that takes between 7 to 9 hours depending on how fast you can go.  There is a stretch of about 3 miles of dirt road that must be hiked or you can do a car shuttle or stash a mountain bike like I did at the Maxwell Trailhead.  I recommend you first do a day hike into Maxwell Trail to get an understanding of where the trail out is, because if you miss it at the end of your day you will be stuck in the canyon overnight and not know if the way out is upstream or down stream.  So for safety scout it out in advance to know the exit point of the canyon. 

Park you car at Maxwell Tank and walk east from the road past or around Maxwell Tank.  I went around the right side of the tank.

 You will have to get over a barbed wire fence and find your way down into the drainage or wash on the other side. Once in the bottom of the wash or drainage, turn right and head down the small canyon.  I found there to be lots of Locust plants with sharp thorns as well as some wild rose.  So this part scratched me up a little, but if you are careful you can probably get through without much damage.  Near the bottom of this side canyon you will encounter a series of dry falls or drops.  I was able to find ways to climb down or around each of them without too much difficulty.  After this you will reach the bottom of the main canyon of Willow Valley.  It takes around 45 minutes to get to this point.  I found the bottom of the canyon to be dry and boulder filled at this location.  You turn right or downstream and begin to boulder hop or climb what I thing was south.  After just a short distance you will come upon the first of a series of deep pools that you have to get through. 

 You might be able to find a way around some of them but the easiest way is just to swim through them (they are too deep to wade). 

  At least one of them there is no other way but to swim.  And on one of them I found no easy entrance other than to jump off a small drop into the water.  Once you do this there is no going back. 

 After this there are no more deep wades, so if you've used a flotation device to keep your pack dry, you can put it away.  I personally just used dry bags inside my pack.  I also bring a water filter so I don't have to carry a full days worth of heavy water.  Downstream from here there is a stretch where the canyon bottom is full of large boulders and rocks. 

 So you boulder hop and route find your way down the canyon.  After a while of this boulder hopping you will start to see pools of water again but nothing you have to swim.
  There are some sections where there are willow thickets you have to fight through.  The easiest way appears to be to stay in the water at these locations.  After a good distance of this the canyon begins to open up and you start to see running water.  

And soon the canyon bottom becomes more open and flat and filled with grass and brush.  You will find a few locations where you will have to wade across the stream and sometimes the grass makes seeing where your footing is supposed to go difficult.  After a while you will find there are some short sections with paths or trails up out of the drainage in some forested areas. 

 The farther you go you will find some actual sections of decent trail through the pines on benches along the canyons edge.  Finally you'll reach the confluence with Clover Creek, which comes in from the left.  This is a very important land mark because your exit point is around a half mile down stream from here.  From this junction down you are now in West Clear Creek and in this area you will find some nice large still pools and some places where people have camped.

  You could always just come down Maxwell Trail and just go a little ways up stream and camp.  And then return back up Maxwell Trail.  And just take it easy and enjoy this remote wilderness at your leisure.  If you stay overnight be reminded that there may be bears in this part of the canyon, but I have never seen any. 

From the Clover Creek confluence stay on the right side of the stream going downstream because you exit is on the right and you don't want to miss it.  There are more big still pools and great scenery as you go. 

After about a half a mile, just before a prominent side canyon enters from the right and the main canyon bends left, you should see some cairns and a well used trail which heads up the slope on the right (north). This is your way out, called Maxwell Trail #37.  From here you will start climbing and it becomes steep with some switchbacks in places.  It is a pretty good climb that takes you up to the rim of the canyon.  At the top you find a West Clear Creek Wilderness Boundary sign and a trail register and parking area. If you have spotted a car here or a mountain bike like I did, the hike part of the adventure is over.  If you did not do the car shuttle or stash a mountain bike you now start the walk along the forest service roads back to your car at Maxwell tank.  It is about 1.5 miles down the road to the junction where you turned of to go to Maxwell Tank.  Turn right at that junction and walk the remaining 1.4 miles back to Maxwell Tank and your car. 

To get to the trail head at Maxwell Tank  You turn west off Lake Mary Road between mile markers 297 & 298.  This is a few miles northwest of the Highway 87 intersection at Clint's Well or Happy Jack.  I believe there is a sign for West Clear Creek.  It is Forest Road (FR) #81. Follow FR #81 for 3.1 miles then turn left onto FR #81E. After driving 3.8 miles stay left (continuing on 81E) at the junction with FR #693. After another 0.5 miles you'll arrive at the junction with Maxwell Trail Road. To spot a car, stay right at this junction and follow it 1.5 miles (ignoring any faint side roads) to the signed trailhead. To reach the trailhead, turn left towards Maxwell Tank. After 0.9 miles a road will come in from the right (stay left), you will reach Maxwell Tank after another 0.4 miles.
Here are some links to information about the main canyon of West Clear Creek, that is down stream from this hike. 

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

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