Rick Danko, Richard Manuel & Paul Butterfield in New York City, 1985

Rick Danko, Richard Manuel & Paul Butterfield at Folk City, NYC – June 14, 1985

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A nice, clean recording of an intimate show featuring The Band’s Rick Danko and Richard Manuel as well as blues harp extraordinaire Paul Butterfield. These guys are dialed in for this show and playing and singing exquisitely. Most of the set lists consist of classics by The Band, but also contains some nice blues and folk covers. If you are a fan of The Band or Paul Butterfield, I strongly suggest you check this show out. It’s a real treat to listen to and you will find yourself tapping your foot and singing along.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpxu6rx0ntqe08c/danko-manuel1985-6-14.sbd.moore.berger.zip?dl=0

Tedeschi Trucks Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 2011

Tedeschi Trucks Band live at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands – July 9, 2011

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Here’s an excellent broadcast recording of the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2011. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks began the group in 2010 and combined originals with class soul covers. This set includes several fantastic covers including Matthew Moore’s Space Captain, Derek & The Dominos’ Anyday, and Sly Stone’s Sing a Simple Song.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzf7t5v55xwkvla/ttb2011-07-09%20_EG_ETREE.zip?dl=0

Santana in Los Angeles, 1971

Santana live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA – March 22, 1971

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This set captures the original (and my personal favorite) Santana lineup just after the release of their classic Abraxas and just before the release of their also excellent Santana III.Neal Schon has joined the band on second guitar at this point giving them a harder edged sound overall. Schon and keyboardist Gregg Rolie would soon depart to form Journey. The real surprise here is a special guest appearance by Jose Feliciano on guitar and vocals during the encore. There aren’t many good sounding documents of the original Santana lineup in their prime so be sure to check this one out.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1hv7j370vyfnzm/Santana%201971-03-22%20fixed.zip?dl=0

Taj Mahal in Berkeley, CA, 1977

Taj Mahal – Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA – February 8, 1977

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Here’s an infectious and eclectic performance by the one and only Taj Mahal. Known mostly for his work in blues, his dalliances in funk, soul, reggae and Caribbean music are all on full display in this stellar set. Recorded for broadcast by San Francisco FM station KSAN-FM.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/61wfq7xx1rxgtsb/taj%20mahal%201977-02-08.fm.ljs_54.sbeok.mp3.zip?dl=0

Etta James at Montreux, 1977

Etta James at Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland – July 9, 1977

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Etta James was a powerhouse live, as this FM broadcast from 1977 attests. Her band here includes Brian Ray on guitar, Richard Tee on keys, David “Fathead” Newman on sax and Steve Ferrone on drums. Highlights abound but the absolute pinnacle of the set is her cover of Randy Newman’s ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On.’ A short set but packed with soulful performances by all.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/z29ibbmk1lfbikk/Etta%20James%20Montreux%201977%20july%209th%20FM%20master.zip?dl=0

Robert Palmer – Live in Boston ’76 & Passaic ’79

Robert Palmer Live at Paul’s Mall, Boston, MA, 1976 & Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, ’79

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By special request for my friend Mark Miller. These two partial shows come from radio station promo L.P.s that contained portions of his mid to late ’70s concerts. Some of it’s great although it is dated in parts. The Boston tracks and ‘Every Kinda People’ from the NJ show are stand outs.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ijbak0a7nmmmlb/Robert%20Palmer%20-%20Radio%20Transcription%20Vinyl.zip?dl=0

The Replacements – Live in Hoboken, NJ – 1986

The Replacements – Live at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ – 2/4/86

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There’s something about these Minneapolis boys that I just love. They’re loud, they’re drunk and they’re out of tune. The vibe is great though and their enthusiasm transcends any musical anomalies (and there are plenty!). A delightful mix of alternative rock, punk and downright shenanigans.

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