Thursday, October 25, 2007

Root Boy Slim and The Sex Change Band Debut and Zoom LP Vinyl Rip on One CD


Here's a treat for Rootboy Slim fans. This is a vinyl rip from my collection. The Debut "Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes" (Warner Brothers, 1978) LP and and the follow up LP "Zoom" (IRS Records 1979). Rootboy was pretty whacked out, and was charecterized as punk by some. Really it is straight up fun rock n roll. Whimsical, funny, nothing too serious. His music is reminiscent of Crack the Sky, Frank Zappa, and The Good Rats. I say this because the tunes are funny, yet put down to some very good music. Ron Hollaway a famed Jazz Sax man plays on both albums. I saw Rootboy a few times. Always an outragous show. Everyone drunk and especially Rootboy. Anyone ever do the "Gator" on stage with Root?
The Debut album on CD is available on Amazon. The Zoom LP is on e-bay for $64.00!!!!!


From Amazon Reviews:
Root Boy Slim is hard to describe, maybe ''blues based mayhem'' is a start. He has been compared to Captain Beefheart and Dr. John. One thing for sure, he has a hardcore cult following. His most popular (and probably his best) album is Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band, which was originally issued on Warner Brothers Records in 1978. It features the underground hit 'Boogie 'Til You Puke'. This album is making its worldwide CD debut on Wounded Bird Records. 11 tracks. 2003.


A great review that says it all from a user on Amazon:
This is THE essential party album. It originally was released on vinyl by Warner Brothers in the '70s, but must have fallen down a black hole as far as a CD was concerned--then Root Boy OD's a few years ago in a sort of down-and-out way, and my guess is that the rights to the music were messed up somehow.

Anyway, the lyrics tell the story.
From "Mood Ring"- -"When I first saw you tonight/Could not believe my eyes/You got my Mood Ring smokin'/I wiped it on my thighs/Drank three tequilas/Just to calm me down/The damn thing 'sploded/And spread my mood around. . ."


From "My Wig Fell Off"- -"Tryin' to pass for eighteen/Is a tough thing to do/You can't make it in the disco/When you're forty-two/I've been looking for love/In every disco in town/My wig is gettin' shaky/My truss is slippin' down. . . [Chorus] My wig fell off/Hand my toupee to me/I'm quittin' the disco/I'm almost forty-three. . ."


From "The Heartbreak of Psoriasis"- -"You can see it on your TV/In your private home/You can see it on the scoreboard/At the Astrodome/Itching elbows/Back of the neck/Who knows where the heartbreak/Will strike next. . ."
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Here'a Another Review:
Slim(Root) Loved playing Albany NY and Washington DC area . Root was a Yale graduate and one cool cat . His humour in his songs added zest to that boogie woogie rock n roll style this band excelled in . His 45's like Xmas at K-Mart(everyone shopping for the blue light special) and World War III, Dare to be fat and The Shah is gone(he's gone away) are very rare to find for an even the most advid vinyl collectors. Always nice to have the CD but agree with the earlier rater the vinyl has more horns and is better. Delicious nutricious "Root Loops" as he threw Fruit Loops at the audience... Root was the most versatile outrageous band EVER. I recommend this CD if you can't hunt down his vinyls . When it comes to keepin' it real....nobody does it like Root Boy! Just wish he was still doin' it. I can't ever get enough of it. If you like to rock out with a tight band, and have a good laugh at the same time, this one is a must. Can't wait for Zoom to come out on CD. My vinyls are wearing out!
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Awesome in depth info from Wikepedia:
Root Boy Slim (born Foster MacKenzie III) (born July 9, 1945 — died June 8, 1993) Asheville, North Carolina; was an American singer-songwriter for the band Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band. He died in his sleep in his home in Orlando, Florida at the age of 48.
The band favored a mix of Memphis-style boogie rock/blues and produced six albums. Its most famous recording was "Boogie 'Til You Puke" from the debut album Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes, (Warner Brothers, 1978), which also featured "I Used To Be a Radical," "I'm Not Too Old For You," and "(You Broke My) Mood Ring." Another famous recording was the band's holiday favorite: "Christmas at K-Mart". Most of the songs were written by MacKenzie, guitarist Ernie Lancaster, and bassist Bob Greenlee. The lyrics often satirized society and mixed in autobiographical elements from MacKenzie's storied life.
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Background
MacKenzie grew up in a wealthy household in Washington, DC. His mother was a society matron whose father was a North Carolina congressman who had chaired the House Ways and Means Committee. His father was a landscape architect who designed golf courses.
MacKenzie was an intelligent yet incorrigible youth who was invited to leave several private DC-area prep schools such as Sidwell Friends, whose alums include Chelsea Clinton. He finally found his niche at Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD., a boarding school. There, he played varsity football.
He went on to Yale, where he majored in African American studies, graduating in 1967. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. His fraternity brothers included future two-time President, George W. Bush. MacKenzie was a year older than Bush.
While at Yale, MacKenzie formed a band with classmate and fraternity brother Greenlee, who was quarterback of Yale's football team. The band was named Prince La La and the Midnight Creepers. Band members wore ermine capes, silver lame hot pants and boasted that they were never invited for return engagements.
The year after MacKenzie and Greenlee graduated, they returned to the DKE house during Yale's homecoming. Bush, who since their departure had become president of DKE, threw them out and banned them from the house.
Washington, DC
After graduating from Yale, Root Boy bummed around Washington, DC for a number of years in different jobs, including one stint as driver for a Good Humor truck. One day he took a lot of LSD and went to the White House and climbed the fence. (He later explained that he "was looking for the center of the universe.") He was apprehended by the Secret Service as he ran up the lawn toward the White House. He was the first intruder since the War of 1812 to get completely over the fence.
Following his arrest, he was sent to St. Elizabeth's Psychiatric Hospital. This was the first of many visits that he would make in the coming years. The large dose of LSD he had consumed caused a psychotic break that led to schizophrenia that he would be medicated for during the rest of his life.

The Sex Change Band
Following his release from St. Elizabeth's, he reconnected with Greenlee and some other musicians. They recorded songs that found an audience on underground stations in the Washington area, such as WGTB, the Georgetown University station, and WHFS, then based in Bethesda. Besides Greenlee, who played bass, the other musicians in the Sex Change Band included Ernie Lancaster on guitar, Ron Holloway on saxophone and Winston Kelly on keyboards. Other notable musicians who played with the band over the years include Tom Lepson and Deanna Bogart.
One day in 1977, Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan) was visiting DC and heard the band's version of "Laundromat Blues" on WGTB. He called the station for a copy of the song, and took it back to the west coast and gave it to music producer Gary Katz. Katz signed the band to Warner Brothers, which resulted the band's debut album.

Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes
In 1978, the band released "Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes."
During the same year, the band played a date at The Varsity Grill's Back Room in College Park, Maryland (home of the University of Maryland). A riot ensued and the College Park City Council later banned Root Boy Slim and The Sex Change Band from the city. (The ban was lifted a few years later and they played an engagement at the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum). Most of the original band members went their separate ways, reuniting mostly for recording projects. For nightclub performances, Root Boy was backed by a series of other bands, including New Hope for the Criminally Insane, Capital Offense and the Barbecue Juiceheads.
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band's fifth anniversary took place in 1982 at the Psyche Delly in Bethesda, MD, and featured home movies of Root Boy, who wore an orange and white checkered 7-Eleven clerk's shirt and a white 10-gallon cowboy hat throughout the concert. The band's 10th anniversary concert took place at The Roxy, a club in downtown Washington. A line formed hours prior to that show and the club's three levels were standing room only. By the time the fourth set began, there were at least 25 musicians on the stage who had recorded or played clubs with Root Boy during his career. That show was also the debut of the "Rich, White, Republican," a biting satiric attack on Republicans that prophesied the eventual election of George W. Bush to the White House.
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Death
After his death in 1993, the Washington Area Music Association held a memorial concert at The Bayou on K Street in Georgetown. Root Boy fans traveled from as far away as California to pay homage to "The Lenny Bruce of the Blues."
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Discography
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes (Warner Brothers, 1978)
Zoom (IRS Records 1979)
Dog Secrets (Congressional Records, 1983)
Don't Let This Happen to You (Kingsnake, 1987)
Left for Dead (Kingsnake, date unknown)
Root 6 (Ichiban, 1990)
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Band members, etc.
Ron Holloway - Saxophone
Ernie “Sex Ray” Lancaster - Guitar
Bob "Rattlesnake" Greenlee - Bass
The Rootettes
Steel Guitarist - Walt Andrews of Daytona Beach, FL
Gary Katz - Producer
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Trivia
The bumper sticker with the statement "Root Boy Slim Owes Me Money" was available during some shows.
The song "Boogie Till You Puke" from the recording "Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes" was aired on the Drew Carey Show on Friday, January 24, 2003.
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01 BOOGIE TIL YOU PUKE
02 I'M NOT TOO OLD FOR YOU
03 I USED TO BE A RADICAL
04 HEARTBREAK OF PSORIASIS
05 I WANT IT NOW
06 MOOD RING
07 TOO SICK TO REGGAE
08 MY WIG FELL OFF
09 COUNTRY JOE
10 IN JAIL IN JACKSONVILLE
11 YOU CAN'T QUIT MY CLUB
12 WORLD WAR III
13 DO THE GATOR
14 THE LONLIEST ROOM IN THE WORLD
15 QUARTER MOVIE ON MY MIND
16 SUGAR DADDY
17 IGNITE IT
18 SHE WANTS TO MOVE IN
19 DARE TO BE FAT
20 MOTEL OF LOVE
21 DOZIN' AND DROOLIN'
22 EXPRESS TRAIN

69.8MB, WMA 9.1 CBR @128kbps
Publisher file with CD artwork included with download



Microsoft Word File with artwork: http://rapidshare.com/files/65091678/rootboy.doc

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More CD Compilations May-July 2003 6 CDs

Another post from my CD compilation folders. As with the other posts, a mixed bag of what I was in the mood to hear on any particular day these were put together. Put 'em on your portable player and cruise.

05-18-2003, Smoke In The Distance
RULES OF TRAVEL- ROSEANNE CASH
AMERICAN DREAM- LUCINDA WILLIAMS
DIFFERENT KIND OF GONE- MARY GAUTHIER
WHAT CAN I SAY- MICHELLE SHOCKED
TENNESSEE- SHAWN COLVIN
JETTISON- NEKO CASE
WIND IN THE TREES- MARTI JONES
GET REAL- KELLY WILLIS
THINGS DON’T COME EASY- DEAD RINGER BAND
GIRL IN A CAR- KIM RICHIE
ANOTHER MYSTERY- DAR WILLIAMS
FANNING THE FLAMES- MARIA MULDAUR
SOMETHING SIMILAR- MARIA MCKEE
WHEN I CROSS OVER- TIFT MERRIT
WILD FOR YOU BABY- TRISHA YEARWOOD
HOW I RAN- STACEY EARLE
ALL OVER NOW- AIMEE MAN
GOING OUT TONIGHT- MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL- ROAD LUCINDA WILLIAMS


05-24-2003, Morning Star
JOSH ROUSE, FLAIR
GRACE BRAUN, DO RIGHT
LYLE LOVETTE, THE WEDDING SONG
ROSANNE CASH, CLOSER THAN I APPEAR
CHRIS REA, LOOKING FOR A RAINBOW
R.E.M., RADIO SONG
PARLOR JAMES, CAPTAIN CAPTAIN
THE GOLDEN PALOMINOS,WILD RIVER
BRUCE COCKBURN, TO RAISE THE MORNING STAR
LITTLE VILLAGE, INSIDE JOB
THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH, BELL BOTTOM TEAR
MARTI JONES, YOU CAN’T TAKE LOVE FOR GRANTED
THE JAYHAWKS, POOR LITTLE FISH
JOE ELY, ROLL AGAIN
STEVE EARLE, SOME DREAMS
HUFFAMOOSE, SUCH A GOOD LOOK
RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON, WALKING ON A WIRE
VIGALANTES OF LOVE, LAST TO KNOW
WAS NOT WAS, WHAT UP DOG?


05-26-2006, War Pigs
War Pigs, Black Sabbath
Lord Of This World, Corrosion of Conformity
Under My Wheels, Joe Elliot
Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper
The Ripper, Mercyful Fate
Victim Of Changes, Judas Priest
Dragonfly, Mahogany Rush
Let It Roll, UFO
Desire, Lemmy Kilmister
Suicide Solution, Ozzy
Let There Be Rock, AC DC
Red Light, Georgia Satellites
Your Crazy, GNR
Up Your Sleeves, Humble Pie
Same Old Story, Aerosmith

06-28-2003, BE MY JOY
Download for Track List

07-04-2003, Sound Chaser
Download for Track List

07-06-2003, SWEET PAINTED LADY
Download for Track List

216 MB WMA 64kps http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EU6HP65G

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Jethro Tull, Yes, ELP Live On King Biscuit 1986

This is a rip from my TDK D90 Cassette of Jethro Tull, Yes, ELP Live On King Biscuit taped from WWDC, DC-101 on June 15 1986. It's a pretty cool live compilation of "prog rock" hits from the seventies.

01 Jethro Tull- Thick As A Brick, Aqualung
02 Yes- I've Seen All Good People, Roundabout
03 ELP- See The Show
04 ELP- Lucky Man

44 Minutes, WMA 9.1 @ 80kps CBR

http://rapidshare.com/files/63207044/1986_06-15-1986_Jethro_Tull__Yes__ELP_Live_On_King_Biscuit.rar

CD Compilations Continues...Mar - May 2003 5 Discs

Here is a continuation of my CD Compilations. 5 CD's I recorded from March to May 2003.


MISFITS, MARCH 29, 2003
THE KINKS, MISFITS
JOE JACKSON, FOOLS IN LOVE
OINGO BOINGO, WHOLE DAY OFF
IT’S IMMATERIAL, DRIVING AWAY FROM HOME
JON ASTLEY, DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS
THOMAS DOLBY, BUDAPEST BY BLIMP
THE THE, GRAVITATE TO ME
THE INNOCENCE, MISSION BRAVE
JUDYBATS, SHE LIVES (IN A TIME OF HER OWN)
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, BREAKIN’ THE LAW
IGGY POP, NIGHT CLUBBING
BRUCE COCKBURN, SILVER WHEELS
NEIL YOUNG, COUP DE VILLE
PREFAB SPROUT, THE FIFTH HORESMAN
THE JAYHAWKS, WHAT LED ME TO THIS TOWN
THE JAYHAWKS, WAITING FOR THE SUN



RIGHTEOUSLY, APRIL 13, 2003
LUCINDA WILLIAMS, RIGHTEOUSLY
KASEY CHAMBERS, CHANGED THE LOCKS
MARY GAUTHIER, LEDGE
MICHELLE SHOCKED, ON THE GREENER SIDE
ROSEANNE CASH, WHAT WE REALLY NEED
ABRA MOORE, I LOOK AROUND
TIFT MERRITT, SUNDAY
ALLISON MOORER, HEY JEZEBEL
MARK INSLEY, BUS TO BAKERSFIELD
WILCO, NOTHING’SEVERGONNASTANDINMYWAY(AGAIN)
JAYHAWKS, FOOLS ON PARADE
JACK SALMON & DERBY SAUCE, YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE
JIMMIE VAUGHN, THE DEEP END
JIMMIE VAUGHN, POWER OF LOVE
DELBERT MCLINTON, JUNGLE ROOM
INES SIBUN, OBSESSION
STEVE MARRIOTT, BAD MOON RISING
COREY STEVENS, LENNY


Clouds, APRIL 27, 2003
Clouds, The Jayhawks
Two Hearts, The Jayhawks
Pocahontas, Neil Young
Souvenirs, John Prine
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Bruce Springsteen
Rollin’ My Stone, Stephen Stills
Honest Man, Lowell George
Ballad Of A Well Known Gun, Elton John
All Over But The Cryin’, The Georgia Satellites
Last One Out, Joe Henry
The Spell Your Under, Lowen And Navarro
Sweet Sweet Baby (I’m Falling), Lone Justice
Pass It On, Lone Justice
Wheel, Roseanne Cash
The Bed You Made Last Night, Highway 101
Quittin’ Time, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Down In Mary’s Land, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Something About What Happens When We Talk, Lucinda Williams


Tailspin, MAY 10, 2003
TAILSPIN, THE JAYHAWKS
DAMN SHAME, JAY FARRAR
WORLD WITHOUT TEARS, LUCINDA WILLIAMS
MONTY GOT A RAW DEAL, EVERYBODY HURTS, MAN ON THE MOON- R.E.M.
FLAMING RED, PATTY GRIFFIN
BE MY JOY, MARIA MCKEE
ABRA MOORE
AUTUMN GIRL SOUP, KIRSTY MACOLL
ALL MEN ARE LIARS, ROCKY ROAD, NICK LOWE
YOU’VE BEEN SO GOOD UP TO NOW, LYLE LOVETT
CAUGHT YOUR BACKDOOR MAN, KENNY NEAL
DARKER SIDE, JONNY LANG
FINE AND MELLOW, EVA CASSIDY
LAST TWO DOLLARS, BILLY PRICE
STIR IT UP, DREAD ZEPPELIN


GRADUATION DAY, 05-17-03
RUN NOW– TOMMY KEENE
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY– LET’S ACTIVE
HOT NIGHT IN DALLAS– MOON MARTIN
WORLD WITHOUT WALLS– MARTINI RANCH
THE MAN WHO LOVED LIFE– THE JAYHAWKS
I’M A LONG GONE DADDY– THE THE
HOT BLOOD– LUCINDA WILLIAMS
8 PIECE BOX– SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
I MUST BE HIGH– WILCO
BLUE– THE JAYHAWKS
GIVE BACK THE KEYS TO MY HEART - UNCLE TUPELO
UNTIL YOU CAME ALONG - GOLDEN SMOG
MEDICINE HAT– SON VOLT
STILL RAININ’- JONNY LANG
ABSOLUTELY BARKING STARS - MARIA MCKEE
GET STARTED, START A FIRE - GRAHAM PARKER
CAN’T LET GO - ROXY MUSIC
MAYBE IT’S IMAGINARY - KIRSTY MACCOLL

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4C3U68L1 179MB WMA 9.1 @ 64kps

Gary Moore and The Midnight Blues Band VHS Audio Rip




What we have here is one of the most aweome live videos I have ever had the pleasure to see and here. It is an audio rip from my "An Evening of the Blues with Gary Moore and the Midnight Blues Band" VHS HI-FI video tape. (Recorded to my Pioneer CD Recorder then ripped to my hard drive). With guests such as the late greats Albert Collins and Albert King, this completely kicks major ass! Not included in this audio rip are interviews with Albert King and Albert Collins. Both hail Gary Moore's guitar playing, each urge him to slow down a bit and make each note count. I guess Gary ignored their advise because he shreds here. And of course he has some slower moments too. The tracks with the two Alberts are simply the highlights of this tape. Just a great show. It's still available on Amazon, so if you want the interviews and want to see the video get it! The last two tracks are bonus tracks from the Gary Moore "Live Blues" VHS Video.


Set List:

1. Oh Pretty Woman
2. Walking By Myself
3. All Your Love
4. Still Got The Blues
5. Too Tired (Featuring Albert Collins)
6. Further On Up The Road (Featuring Albert Collins)
7. Texas Strut
8. Moving On
9. Midnight Blues
10. King Of The Blues
11. Stormy Monday (Featuring Albert King)
12. Caldonia (Featuring Albert Collins and Albert King)
13. Cold Day in Hell (Live Blues Video- Bonus Track)
14. Story Of The Blues (Live Blues Video- Bonus track)


Virgin Music Video VVD 872
WMA 9.1 VBR



1990 The year is marked by a definite turn in Gary Moore's career with the release of his first blues album, Still Got the Blues. The album features covers of standard blues songs as well as Gary Moore originals; guest stars include Albert Collins and George Harrison (on one of his own compositions). The success of the new album was unexpected; it turned out to be the best selling Gary Moore album ever! The single Still Got the Blues even breaks through in the US. That same year George Harrison enrolls Gary Moore for a Traveling Wilburys song, She's my Baby. Was that not the first time you could hear Gary Moore on two different songs on US radios?... Gary Moore gets a chance to play on stage with the "two Alberts" (King and Collins) during his tour; the experience, captured on film (An Evening of the Blues with Gary Moore and the Midnight Blues Band), seems to have been very educative for Gary Moore.


A phenomenal performance of Gary Moore and two other blues greats, Albert King and Albert Collins. Moore's vocals are better than he is in the studio, and his guitar playing is tip top. It's also great to see legendary bluesmen Alert King and Albert Collins, both of whom had little time left in their lives. The video also comes with interviews, and gives some good insight on how King and Collins felt about each other, Gary Moore, and the blues alltogether. It's one of my all-time favorite performances by any artist, and it's a must have for any blues fan.


Link Available In The Comments Section

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Various Artists, Six CD Compilation Feb-Mar 2003

Only one response from my 1st post of the CD compilations, but it was downloaded 11 times as of today. So I'll post another this morning. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I would make these compilations like you would in the old days of making best of tapes for the car. It's kinda hard to get started on a theme, but once the tunes start playing, ideas pop into your head and one song leads to another and pretty soon you have a full 80 minutes of music. Some blend well, others change ubruptly, depending on what I felt like listening to at that moment. I get a kick out of listening to these anytime.
Load up and let me know what you think. Are the files too big? Should I split them up into single CD downloads?
Don't ask me to change the codex. They are all in WMA 64kps on my hard drive. Small but very good sounding files for my car and my portable MP3/WMA player.


FEBRUARY 9, 2003
KID JONNY LANG– NICE AND WARM
BILLY PRICE– CAN I CHANGE MY MIND?
ROOMFUL OF BLUES– LOST MIND
STEELY DAN– EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO
BUSTER POINDEXTER– SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE
ROOT BOY SLIM– IN JAIL IN JACKSONVILLE
TOM PRINCIPATO– IT ALL WENT DOWN THE DRAIN
FRANCINE REED– WILD WOMAN
BONNIE RAITT– SPIT OF LOVE
JONELL MOSSER– JOY OF LIFE
WAS (NOT WAS) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE
THOMAS DOLBY– MY BRAIN IS LIKE A SIEVE
FRANK ZAPPA– WHY DOES IT HURT WHEN I PEE?
LUCILLE HAS MESSED MY MIND UP
BETH HART– GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER


FEBRUARY 15, 2003
BETH HART– SKY IS FALLING
THE CRANBERRIES– THIS IS THE DAY
ALANIS MORRISETTE– A MAN
MARIA MCKEE– THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE
LUCINDA WILLIAMS– WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
THE GOLDEN PALOMINOS– TWIST THE KNIFE
MICHELLE SHOCKED– COME A LONG WAY
PATTI GRIFFIN– WIGGLEY FINGERS
DEAD RINGER BAND (Kasey Chambers) TOO CONFUSED
TRISHA YEARWOOD– WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER– THIS SHIRT
TONI PRICE– DAYLIGHT
SAM PHILLIPS– CIRCLE OF FIRE
JOAN OSBOURNE– CRAZY BABY
SARAH McLAUGHLIN– WITNESS
BETH ORTON– STARS ALL SEEM TO WEEP
KIRSTY MACCOLL– HALLOWEEN
EVA CASSIDY– NIGHTBIRD


FEBRUARY 15, 2003 - DISC TWO
GRAHAM PARKER– DARK DAYS
WARREN ZANES– HEY GIRL
GROOVE HOGS– LOVE FEVER
KENNY WAYNE SHEPARD– NOTHING TO DO W/LOVE
JOE BONAMASSA– PAIN AND SORROW
JONNY LANG– I AM
TONY SPINNER– DOWN DON’T BOTHER ME
JOHN MAYER– NEON
STEVE FORBERT– DON’T STOP
AUGUST WEST– RAIN FALLS DOWN
ANDERS OSBORNE– NOTHIN’ ON
UNCLE TUPELO– THE LONG CUT
SON VOLT– CATCHING ON
THE JAYHAWKS– NOTHING LEFT TO BORROW
CHEQERED PAST– R U SURE HANK DONE IT THIS WAY
PHANTOM ROCKER & SLICK– WELL KEPT SECRET
HUMBLE PIE– NINETY NINE POUNDS
BETH HART– RINGING


FEBRUARY 23, 2003
DAVE ALVIN, THE FOURTH OF JULY
DWIGHT YOAKAM, LONG WHITE CADILLAC
JOE ELY, COOL ROCKIN’ LORETTA
STEVE EARLE, GOOD OL’ BOY (GETTING TOUGH)
BONNIE BRAMLETT, WHAT I DON’T KNOW
LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DOWN THE BIG ROAD BLUES
SHELBY LYNNE, LIFE IS BAD
FOSTER AND LLOYD, CRAZY OVER YOU
RADNEY FOSTER, MY WHOLE WIDE WORLD
SAY ZUZU, MOONSHINER
WHISKEYTOWN, IF HE CAN’T HAVE YOU
BLUE RODEO, SIDE OF THE ROAD
GOLDEN SMOG, TO CALL MY OWN
WILCO, SHOULDN’T BE ASHAMED
UNCLE TUPELO, GIVE BACK THE KEYS TO MY HEART
THE JAYHAWKS, WICHITA


FEBRUARY 28, 2003
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, DESIRE
DAVID SYLVAN/ROBERT FRIPP, JEAN THE BIRDMAN
ROXY MUSIC, OUT OF THE BLUE
THE THE, OUT OF THE BLUE (INTO THE FIRE)
SYD STRAW, ALL THINGS CHANGE
MARIA MCKEE, SCARLOVER
HOLE, DOLL PARTS
LAUREN CHRISTY, BREED
LIGHTNING SEEDS, YOU SHOWED ME
SPACE, NEIGHBOURHOOD
THE GOLDEN PALOMINOS, THE HAUNTING
LET’S ACTIVE, STILL DARK OUT
YES, THE MESSENGER
TEMPLE OF THE DOG, REACH DOWN
LAUGHING COLORS, SAMHOUSE, JIG SAW



MARCH 22, 2003
HANK JR. COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE
BILL KIRCHEN, NITRO EXPRESS
DWIGHT YOAKUM, WHAT I DON’T KNOW
MARTY BROWN, HIGH AND DRY
BECK, YOUR CHEATIN HEART
S.C.O.T.S., COUNTRY FUNK
GARY P NUNN, LONDON HOMESICK BLUES
KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, WALK SOFTLY ON THIS HEART MINE
CANDYE KANE, TELL ME A LIE
LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DARK SIDE OF LIFE
THE OUTLAWS, HURRY SUNDOWN
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, FIRE ON THE MTN
WAYLON JENNINGS, LONESOME, ON’RY AND MEAN
LYLE LOVETT, L.A. COUNTY
JOE ELY, DALLAS
JIM LAUDERDALE, DIESEL DIESEL DIESEL
JOHN JENNINGS, MONDAY NIGHT
STEVE EARL, BREAKDOWN LANE
WEBB WILDER ,SAMSON & DELILAH’S BEAUTY SHOP
KASEY CHAMBERS, RUNAWAY TRAIN
DAVE ALVIN, FOURTH OF JULY


216MB http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P0J5VLRM

Friday, October 12, 2007

THE GOOD RATS- LIVE AT LAST











This is a vinyl rip of The Good Rats- Live at Last (Ratcity, RCR 998, 1980), a double LP recorded at My Father's Place in Roslyn, NY. This album is one of the best live albums out there. I love this band! Flying just under the radar, The Good Rats really play a wide varity of music. But it's all uniquely their own. Mix up Frank Zappa, Crack The Sky, AC-DC, Van Halen and anyone else that is creative, fun, and kick ass. If you like this rip, go get the CD. It's available on Amazon.com.

1. Taking It To Detroit
2. Does It Make You Feel Good
3. You're Still Doing It
4. School Days
5. Cherry River
6. Injun Joe
7. Let Me
8. Tasty
9. Fred Upstairs And Ginger Snappers
10. Klash-Ka-Bob
11. Fireball Express
12. Victory In Space
13. Reason To Kill
14. Local Zero

http://www.goodrats.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Rats

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Please Leave A Comment When You Download

Hey, if you download something here, please take the time and leave some feedback. And/or come back and tell me what you think of it once you get a chance to listen to it. If I don't get feedback, I have no idea what you folks out there want me to post. Looking at the feedback for the Lindsey Buckingham post I would think no one cares since not one comment has been posted, and yet it's been downloaded over 100 times. Altogether this blog has been up since late August and over 3500 downloads and really, only a handful of feedbacks. This is why we share on these blogs. I read all the comments and respond to each one. If you have something similar to share post it in the comments. And as I stated on the front page, almost everyone of these were recorded by me, not re-upped from someone elses blog. That's it, rant over. Peace.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Six Various Compilation CD's from Jan - Feb 2003

Back in late 2002, I purchased a Pioneer stand-alone CD recorder for putting my LP's, and Tapes onto CD. One of my favorite activities, early Saturday and Sunday mornings, was to make CD Compilations for listening to in my Van. It was fun, I listened to the tunes as I made the compilation. Like the old days of making your own cassette tapes for the car. Since then I basically just use my PC's sound card and rip directly to the hard drive. I now have an MP3/WMA CD player in each of my vehicles. And because of this, I don't make CD Compilations anymore. You know, just create a folder, dump a bunch of tunes in it and off you go. Not as much fun but very easy and efficient. The music is a wide varity of what I been listening to over the years, and since it's my compilation, it's sort of a best of for me. So, I have about sixty of these CD compilations ripped to my hard drive. I am posting six to start off here. If I get some positive feedback I'll work on posting more. Load up your MP3/WMA players and enjoy. I made some artwork in Publisher and put them in a PDF file. Track listings below.


NEW YEARS EVE 2002-2003
BOOM-BAPA-BOOM, JIMMIE VAUGHN
POOLSIDE, WEBB WILDER
SWAMP BOOGIE, BILL WHARTON
BANANA PUDDIN’, S.C.O.T.S.
BABY BE GOOD, THE SMITHEREENS
DON’T MESS AROUND WITH MY LITTLE SISTER, MICHELLE SHOCKED
DON’T PLAY WITH ME, JOHNNY SEATON
FOOL TOO LONG, ROCKPILE
YOU AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT FINE, ROCKPILE
SUCK THE HEAD, THE RADIATORS
I WANNA BE A BOSS, STAN RIDGEWAY
DEAD MAN’S PARTY, OINGO BOINGO
I WAS DANCING IN A LESBIAN, BAR JONATHAN RICHMAN
QUIT HOLLERIN’ AT ME, JOHN PRINE
CHINA GIRL, IGGY POP
CANDY, IGGY POP
AM I THE ONLY ONE, MARIA MCKEE
CAN’T STOP KILLING, YOU KIRSTY MAC COLL
ECHO BEACH, MARTHA & THE MUFFINS
WONDER THIS WORLD, JONNY LANG


JANUARY 2, 2003
CRY– BRIAN WILSON
BREAKIN, ME– JONNY LANG
IF THIS IS LOVE– JONNY LANG
MUST BE LUFF– MICHELLE SHOCKED
GET A HOLD OF MY HEART– THE SMITHEREENS
UNTIL YOU CAME ALONG– GOLDEN SMOG
COME AROUND– KIM RICHEY
GUITAR TOWN– STEVE EARLE
BURY ME– DWIGHT YAKUM W/ MARIA MCKEE
I WILL PROMISE YOU ANYTHING– MARIA MCKEE
THE JET SET– JOE JACKSON
WHEN THE SPELL IS BROKEN– RICHARD THOMPSON
TIN PAN ALLEY– STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND) BUDDY MILES
SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA THERE’S A STREET NAMED AFTER MY DAD
WAS (NOT WAS)
I LOVE YOU GOODBYE– THOMAS DOLBY
LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS (EXTENDED) PREFAB SPROUT
DON’T WANT TO KNOW– BRYAN FERRY


JANUARY 4, 2003
BARE JR– GUITAR PLAYIN’ WOMAN
THE HOLLISTERS– ROSES ARE BLOOOMING
BLUE RODEO– WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
WILCO– MONDAY
WHISKEYTOWN– TENNESSEE SQUARE
THE YAYHOOS– FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD
DAN BAIRD– WAKE UP JAKE
WEBB WILDER– HONKY TONK HELL
SONNY BURGESS– OLD, OLD MAN
BILLY BREMNER– GREEN WITH ENVY
VIGILANTES OF LOVE– RUNAWAY TRAIN
KASEY CHAMBERS– BARRICADES & BRICKWALLS
LUCINDA WILLIAMS– ESSENCE
PAUL KELLY– TEASE ME
THE RUMOUR– WRITING IN THE WATER
THE SOUP DRAGONS– RUNNIN’ WILD
THE VELVET CRUSH– SEEN BETTER DAYS
CESAR ROSAS– TOUGH TO HANDLE
PARLOR JAMES– DEVIL’S DOOR
THE GOLDEN PALOMINOS– SOMETHING BECOMES NOTHING


JANUARY 11, 2003
PAUL MCCARTNEY, BLUE JEAN BOP, SHE SAID YEAH
BONNIE RAITT, STAND UP TO THE NIGHT
MOON MARTIN, FIRING LINE
GOOD RATS, REASON TO KILL
NEO GEO, BREATH
THE TUBES, SPACE BABY
JON ASTLEY, JANES GETTING SERIOUS
CRACK THE SKY, SHE’S A DANCER
MARIA MCKEE, THIS PERFECT DRESS
ASTRO PUPPIES, DEAD AROUND HERE
DON DIXON, CALLING OUT FOR LOVE (AT CRYING TIME)
MARSHALL CRENSHAW, RIGHT NOW
TOADIES, PAPER DRESS
SHANNON CURFMAN, IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND
JONNY LANG, CROSS THE LINE
CPR, SOMEBODY ELSE’S TOWN
PAUL KELLEY, GUTLESS WONDER
T-BONE BURNETT, THE WILD TRUTH


JANUARY 12, 2003
FRIED CHICKEN, BILLY PRICE
TWO BONES AND A PICK, ROOMFUL OF BLUES
ROUTE 66, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
TOO HOT TOO HANDLE, DUKE ROBBILARD
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING, JONNY LANG
GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL, GIRL JONNY LANG
FOUR DAY CREEP, HUMBLE PIE
COLD SHOT, STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
MY TIME AFTER A WHILE, BUDDY GUY
HERCULES, BOZ SCAGGS
VOODOO, NEVILLE BROTHERS
THRILL IS GONE, BB KING
THAT’LL WORK, JOHNNIE JOHNSON
BOOM BOOM, THE KINGSNAKES
SKY IS CRYING, JOANNA CONNER


FEBRUARY 8, 2003
SUSAN TEDESCHI– LIVE ON JAY LENO
SHEMEIKIA COPELAND– GHETTO CHILD
ETTA JAMES– I WANT TO TA TA YOU, BABY
JOANNA CONNOR– FORGOTTON WOMAN
ANGELA STREHLI– TWO BIT TEXAS TOWN
IRMA THOMAS– I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU
ALBERTA HUNTER– I GOT MYSELF A WORKING MAN
LOU ANN BARTON– IT’S RAINING
K.D. LANG– LOCK STOCK AND TEARDOPS
COWBOY JAZZ– STICKIN’ TO MY HONEY
COWBOY JAZZ– HEY GOOD LOOKIN’
THE THE– HONKY TONKIN’
THE THE- I’M A LONG GONE DADDY
JONNY LANG– CHRRY RED WINE
TOM PETTY– MARY JANE’S LAST DANCE
NEIL YOUNG– CORTEZ THE KILLER
STEVE EARLE– SOME DREAMS

WMA 9.1 @64kps 233MB

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

The New York Dolls, Live On PBS's Soundstage













This post is an Audio Rip of The New York Dolls, Live On PBS's Soundstage
Setlist:
Looking For A Kiss
We’re All In Love
Puss ‘N Boots
Gotta Get Away From Tommy
Take A Good Look At My Good Looks
Gimmie Luv & Turn On The Light
Private World
Dance Like A Monkey
Punishing World
TrashJet Boy
Personality Crisis

From The PBS Soundstage Website:

New York Dolls
"The New York Dolls created punk rock before there was a term for it. Building on the Rolling Stones' dirty rock & roll, Mick Jagger's androgyny, girl group pop, the glam rock of David Bowie and T. Rex, and the Stooges' anarchic noise, the New York Dolls created a new form of hard rock that presaged both punk rock and heavy metal. Their drug-fueled, shambolic performances influenced a generation of musicians in New York and London, who all went on to form punk bands. And although they self-destructed quickly, the band's two albums remained two of the most popular cult records in rock & roll history. All of the members of the New York Dolls played in New York bands before they formed in late 1971. Within a few months, they had earned a dedicated cult following, but record companies were afraid of signing the band because of their cross-dressing and blatant vulgarity.
Late in 1972, the New York Dolls embarked on their first tour of England. During the tour, drummer Murcia died after mixing drugs and alcohol. He was replaced by Jerry Nolan. After Nolan joined the band, the Dolls finally secured a record contract with Mercury Records. Todd Rundgren -- whose sophisticated pop seemed at odds with the band's crash-and-burn rock & roll -- produced the band's eponymous debut, which appeared in the summer of 1973. The record received overwhelmingly positive reviews, but it didn't stir the interest of the general public; the album peaked at number 116 on the U.S. charts. The band's follow-up, Too Much Too Soon, was produced by the legendary girl group producer George "Shadow" Morton. Although the sound of the record was relatively streamlined, the album was another commercial failure, only reaching number 167 upon its early summer 1974 release.
Following the disappointing sales of their two albums, Mercury Records dropped the New York Dolls. No other record labels were interested in the band, so they decided to hire a new manager, the British Malcolm McLaren, who would soon become famous for managing the Sex Pistols. With the Dolls, McLaren began developing his skill for turning shock into invaluable publicity. Although he made it work for the Pistols just a year later, all of his strategies backfired for the Dolls. McLaren made the band dress completely in red leather and perform in front of the USSR's flag; all of which meant to symbolize the Dolls' alleged communist allegiance. The new approach only made record labels more reluctant to sign the band and members soon began leaving the group.
By the middle of 1975, Thunders and Nolan left the Dolls. The remaining members, Johansen and Sylvain, fired McLaren and assembled a new lineup of the band. For the next two years, the duo led a variety of different incarnations of the band, to no success. In 1977, Johansen and Sylvain decided to break up the band permanently. Over the next two decades, various outtakes collections, live albums, and compilations were released by a variety of labels and the New York Dolls' two original studio albums never went out of print.
Upon the Dolls' break up, David Johansen began a solo career that would eventually metamorphose into his lounge-singing alter-ego Buster Poindexter in the mid-'80s. Syl Sylvain played with Johansen for two years before he left to pursue his own solo career. Johnny Thunders formed the Heartbreakers with Jerry Nolan after they left the group in 1975. Over the next decade, the Heartbreakers would perform sporadically and Thunders would record the occasional solo album. On April 23, 1991, Thunders -- who was one of the more notorious drug abusers in rock & roll history -- died of a heroin overdose. Nolan performed at a tribute concert for Thunders later in 1991; a few months later, he died of a stroke at the age of 40." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In July 2005, it was announced the two surviving members would tour and produce a new album, titled One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This. Released on July 25, 2006 the album features guitarist Steve Conte, bassist Sami Yaffa (formerly of Hanoi Rocks), drummer Brian Delaney and keyboardist Brian Koonin.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Alejandro Escovedo - Austin City Limits

This audio rip is Alejandro Escovedo from Austin City Limits. Any fan will want this. Enjoy!

Song List Recorded 5/15/06:

Put You Down
Dear Head on the Wall
Baby’s Got New Plans
Everybody Loves Me
Rosalie
Evita’s Lullaby
Arizona
Break This Time
Sacramento & Polk{string instrumental}

WMA 9.1 @96kps

http://rapidshare.com/files/59996343/Alejandro_Escovedo_-_Austin_City_Limits.rar



Wilco Austin City Limits Recorded 09-20-2004







This post is an audio rip of Wilco from Austin City Limits Recorded 09-20-2004.
The Chicago-based Wilco has outgrown the alt-country genre with their emotional, intelligent lyrics and explorative music on releases like a ghost is born and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
1. At Least That's What You Said
2. Muzzle of Bees
3. Hell is Chrome
4. Ashes of American Flags
5. I'm a Wheel
WMA 9.1 @96kps

What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

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