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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The Allman Brothers – Live in San Francisco, CA – 1973

The Allman Brothers – Live at Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA – 9/26/73

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1973 was a year of transition for the Allman Brothers Band. The group had lost two of their original members, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley in 1971 and 1972, respectively. They spent the next two years writing new material and retooling their sound. A major part of this musical shift came with the additional of Chuck Leavell. Instead of featuring two guitarists, the lead duties were now shared by Dickey Betts on guitar and Chuck Leavell on piano. This led to a shift from hard edged blues rock to a looser, more jazz influenced sound.

Recorded for broadcast by San Francisco FM station KSAN-FM, this show features the Betts/Leavell lineup in full flight promoting their newly released ‘Brothers & Sisters’ album. This has been a favorite tape of mine for many years and I’m happy to share it with you here.

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

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1rrjib95cy786a1/ABB%20Winterland%201973-09-26.zip?dl=0

Paul Simon – Live in Rosemont, IL, 2011

Paul Simon – Live at Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL – 11-13-2011

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Paul Simon’s 2011 release ‘So Beautiful So What’ is widely regarded as his best in decades. It is essential listening if you don’t own a copy. Following the album’s release, Paul and his excellent band hit the road for an extended North American tour. Recorded for broadcast by Chicago FM station WXRT-FM, this show features energetic versions of songs from ‘SBSW’, many standards and some lesser known album tracks (“Gumboots, “Peace Like a River”, etc).

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

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u1748k0da6a8z6t/paul%20simon%202011-11-13.zip?dl=0

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Live In Boston 1978

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Live In Boston 1978

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Here’s an excellent early show from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers broadcast live on WBCN-FM in Boston. The band is clearly enthused by the very appreciative audience and turns in a heated performance filled with early classics and some choice covers.

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

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zohwzqom0xhinfl/TP-7-16-78.zip?dl=0

The Police – The Summit, Houston, TX – March 20, 1982

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The Police – The Summit, Houston, TX – March 20, 1982

Here’s a fun show I received recently in a trade. The Police recorded during their ‘Ghost In The Machine’ tour in 1982. They brought along a horn section on this jaunt. Somewhat surprisingly, the horns add some nice hits and a few solo highlights. One of the better live Police shows I’ve heard.

Click below > Unzip > Import To iTunes > Enjoy!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/06hdcnim2b8xtmq/The%20Police%201982-03-20%20The%20Summit%2C%20Houston%20Texas.sbd.zip?dl=0

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