All posts by frawls78

Native Bostonian and life long lover of all genres of music!

Revisiting 3 classic Galactic & Greyboy Allstars danceathon, peak performances from 1997 (Links Inside – Don’t Miss!)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4j6qkbnrv5ssbmn/Greyboy%20%26%20Galactic%20%2797.zip?dl=0

Both Galactic and The Greyboy Allstars grooved hard on on stage when they were rolled into town, which in the Northeast was fortunately often. I was actually in the audience when a young Galactic opened for Medeski, Martin & Wood at Tipitina’s in 1996 and really caught on to the urgency in Rich Vogel’s organ laing. I bought a copy of ‘Coolin’ Off (still a fantastic album) after the show. A friend’s sister recommended The Greyboy Allstars to me that next following summer. The whole band was solid but I quickly feel in love with Karl Denson’s expressive sax playing. He’s one of my absolute favorite players of the instrument.

This is just really, really good, fun music, and great to dance to! Performance, mix and quality are all balanced and even. Listening to these this weekend really took me back to Tipitina’s NOLA and Club Toast in VT.

DIG IT! All shows included in one file!

Greyboy Allstars – Wetlands, New York City, NY – (w/Melvin Sparks & John Blair)

Greyboy Allstars – Wilbert’s, Cleveland, OH –

Galactic – Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI –

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4j6qkbnrv5ssbmn/Greyboy%20%26%20Galactic%20%2797.zip?dl=0

 

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Frawls’ 2018 Feburary Vacation Mix

Los Lobos, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Johnny Guitar Watson, The Allman Brothers, Little Feat & Van Morrison.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbvkqjne8lss0r6/Frawls%27%202018%20Feburary%20Vacation%20Mix.zip?dl=0

Los Lobos – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA – 11/21/97
1. One Time, One Night
2. Angels With Dirty Faces
3. Peace
4. Papa Was A Rolling Stone ->
5. I Can’t Understand
6. I Got Loaded
7. Don’t Worry, Baby

Eric Clapton – Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA – 2/11/78
8. Lay Down Sally
9. The Core
10. We’re All The Way
11. Cocaine
12. Badge ->
13. Let It Rain
14. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Bob Mary & The Wailers – Paul’s Mall, Boston, MA -7/11/73 (1st US appearance)
15. WBCN Intro -> Lively Up Yourself
16. Slave Driver
17. Kinky Reggae
18. Concrete Jungle
19. Get Up, Stand Up -> WBCN Outro

Johnny Guitar Watson – Le Bataclan, Paris, France – 12/8/76
20. Cuttin’ In
21. Ain’t That A Bitch
22. Everyday I Have The Blues
23. Stormy Monday

The Allman Brothers Band – West Saugerties, NY – 8/14/96
24. Midnight Rider
25. Jessica
26. No One To Run With
27. Back Where It All Begins

The Rolling Stones – Philadelphia & Ft. Worth – 1972
28. Brown Sugar
29. Bitch
30. Rocks Off
31. Gimme Shelter
32. Tumbling Dice
33. Bye Bye Johnny
34. Rip This Joint
35. Jumping Jack Flash
36. Street Fighting Man

Little Feat – Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA – 2/14/76
37. Skin It Back ->
38. Fat Man In The Bathtub
39. All The You Dream
40. Cold, Cold, Cold -> Dixie Chicken -> Tripe Face Boogie

Van Morrison – San Anselmo, CA ’73/KSAN Pacific Heights, CA ’71
41. Everybody’s Talkin’
42. I Just Want To Make Love To You
43. Hard Nose The Highway
44. Ballerina
45. Tupelo Honey
46. Just Like A Woman

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbvkqjne8lss0r6/Frawls%27%202018%20Feburary%20Vacation%20Mix.zip?dl=0

JERRY GARCIA & DAVID GRISMAN – LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 1992

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – Live at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA – May 1992

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This tape is a mix tape of the five night Garcia/Grisman run (5/7 – 5/11). The tape was given to David Gans by David Grisman for Gan’s Grateful Dead Hour program. The tape was subsequently stolen from Gans and put into circulation. Garcia’s voice had aged at this point and was so well suited to this type of material, perhaps even more to that of the electric Dead sets of the ’90s.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ed5b3ihy9sqh5g5/Garcia%20Grisman%20Warfield%201992.zip?dl=0

Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy

CHRIS HILLMAN, BERNIE LEADON & AL PERKINS – LIVE IN HOUSTON – JANUARY 1984

Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon & Al Perkins – Rockefeller’s, Houston, TX – January 12, 1984

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Here we have a Byrd (Hillman), an Eagle (Leadon) and steel/slide extraordinaire, Al Perkins (Manassas, Souther-Hillman-Furay) running through a wonderful acoustic set filled with Dylan, Gram Parsons, Hillman and Leadon songs. If you like Bluegrass, alt-Country, or Gospel with fine harmonies and acoustic picking (think Garcia/Grisman or New Riders Of The Purple Sage), then grab this show.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8w2ikds9lz96sr2/hillman.leadon.perkins.1984.01.12.zip?dl=0

Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy

BOB WEIR & ROB WASSERMAN – LIVE IN COLORADO – MAY 1990

Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman – Sheraton Ballroom, Steamboat Springs, CO – May 23, 1990

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Here’s another nice soundboard recording of two nice acoustic sets from Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman. Rob Wasserman handled the bass duties in Ratdog, Weir’s project after The Grateful Dead stopped touring in the ’90s. However, you can really appreciate his loping bass runs on this recording as well as Weir’s fine vocals and song choices. Even if you’re not a Deadhead, you’ll probably like this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uuby7kii10mzla6/weir.wasserman.1990-05-23sbd.mp3.zip?dl=0

Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy

ERIC CLAPTON, ROBERT CRAY & BUDDY GUY – LIVE IN LONDON – FEBRUARY 1990

Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy & Robert Cray – Royal Albert Hall – London, England – February 3rd 1990

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Not much to say about this except it was originally broadcast on BBC 1 FM and just smokes from start to finish. Clapton explains early on that the band had only had one rehearsal the day before so “things may be a little loose.” Sounds tight as hell to me!

Don’t miss out on Johnnie Johnson’s (Chuck Berry’s long time pianist) excellent contributions, either. This is a classic show in every way.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jranem9qkcs0xnw/Clapton%2C%20Cray%20%26%20Guy%20-%20London%20%2790.zip?dl=0

Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!