Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rolling Stones 1978 Tour Rehearsals - 1CD

The Rolling Stones: 1978 Tour Rehearsals (Studio)

In Woodstock - 1978 Tour Rehearsals
Label: Mighty Diamond Records
Catalog-Nr: MD 2007

1. Miss You (06:53)
2. Respectable (03:25)
3. Beautiful Delilah (02:56)
4. Love In Vain (04:50)
5. Shattered (04:21)
6. Sweet Little Sixteen (02:54)
7. C-sucker Blues (06:42)
8. When The Whip Comes Down (05:15)
9. Memory Motel (04:04)
10. Play With Fire (02:33)
11. Shake Your Hips (03:05)
12. Summertime Blues (03:35)
13. Medley: High Heels Sneakers / Let It Rock / The Fat Man / Somethin´Else (05:31)
14. Faraway Eyes (04:25)
15. Brown Sugar (03:06)

The 1978 US Tour Rehearsals (27th May - 8th June, 1978) Bearsville Studio,
Woodstock, NY, USA

This is a direct copy of a silver disc I have entitled "The Rolling Stones In Woodstock - 1978 Tour Rehearsals" on the Mighty Diamond Records Catalog-Nr: MD 2007 This is what the information on the inside sleeve of the recording says: "Prior to their 1978 US Tour from late May to early June the Rolling Stones took up residence for approximately two weeks in the tiny village of Woodstock in upstate New York at Todd Rundgren's Bearsville Studio for rehearsals (like normal bands do) They were joined by Sugar Blue on harp and Ian McLagen on keyboards. During these sessions they not only rehearsed material from their latest LP's they also tried out some nifty Rock n Roll/blues numbers from way back when. And yes they even did the odd rarity "C...sucker Blues" and briefly laid their sweaty hands on early Jagger/Richards compositions like Play With Fire and Tell Me.
Plus it's all in Glorious studio soundboard stereo!"

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rolling Stones "Paris Results vol. 2" - 1CD - various outtakes

The Rolling Stones
Outsider bird records [OBR 305-CD-019]
artwork is included.
Quality: excellent stereo.

Various studio outtakes recorded during 1977 & 1979:

*1978-01-05: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Studio Session:
Tracks: 1/2/3/6/8/9/10/11/12/14.
*1979-01-18: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas, Studio Session:
Tracks: 4/15.
*1979-06-10: Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, Studio Session:
Track 5
*1977-10-10: Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne Billancourt, France, Studio Session:
Tracks: 7/13

01. I Cant Help It (But I Love You Too Much) [04:14]
02. It’s A Lie [04:41]
03. Never Make You Cry [04:55]
04. What's The Matter [04:36]
05. Gangster Moll [06:04]
06. When You're Gone [04:00]
07. Munich Hilton [06:40]
08. After Hours [04:30]
09. Shame Shame Shame [03:57]
10. Slow BLues [05:01]
11. Armpit Blues [02:35]
12. Everlasting Is My Love [03:47]
13. Everlasting Is My Love [09:32]
14. Disco Music [05:44]
15. Still In Love [01:49]

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Mick Jagger "Nature Of My Game Sessions" - 1CD

Mick Jagger & The Red Devils ,
Nature Of My Game aka The Famous Blues Session
May 1992

The Famous Blues Sessions

Label: Rabbit Records
Catalog-Nr: RR04

01 Blues With A Feeling (Take 1) ( 2:50 )
02 Blues With A Feeling (Take 2) ( 2:31 )
03 Blues With A Feeling (Take 4) ( 3:24 )
04 Blues With A Feeling (Take 5) ( 3:44 )
05 I Get My Eyes On You (Take 2) ( 3:15 )
06 Still A Fool (Take 3) ( 3:42 )
07 Still A Fool (Take 4) ( 3:55 )
08 Checkin' Up On My Baby (Take 3) ( 3:27 ) (on Best of Mick Jagger)
09 One Way Out (Take 1) ( 2:34 )
10 One Way Out (Take 2) ( 2:23 )
11 Talk To Me, Baby (Take 2) ( 2:50 )
12 Evil (Take 2) ( 2:31 )
13 Evil (Take 3) ( 3:02 )
14 Evil (Take 4) ( 3:06 )
15 Ain't Your Business (Take3) ( 2:18 )
16 Shake'M On Down (Take 1) ( 5:38 )
17 Somebody Loves Me (Take 3) ( 3:03 )
18 Dream Girl Blues (Take 1) ( 5:49 )
19 Dream Girl Blues (Take 3) ( 5:19 )
20 40 Days, 40 Nights (Take 1) ( 2:56 )
21 40 Days, 40 Nights (Take 2) ( 2:49 )

"The Nature of My Game" is Mick Jagger interpreting his favourite blues singers, such as Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson. Still, this is a white man's blues. The overall sound makes me think of those 60s British and American pop groups playing the blues, say The Yardbirds and The Animals in their early days. The pace is usually uptempo and the band lays down a very tight and not too subtle rhythm with too much stres on bass and drums. The guitar playing is rather uninspired, but the harmonica is fine. There must be hundreds of white blues bands sounding like The Red Devils. The sound is rather muted, but acceptable. An equalizer or sound field processor will upgrade the sound quality to a certain extent, but will not do away with the hiss and rumble in the background. "One Way Out" was also recorded and claimed by Elmore James, as can be checked on his "One Way Out" LP.

Lester Butler - vocals, harp
Mick Jagger - vocals
Dave Lee Bartel - guitar
Paul Size - guitar
Johnny Ray Bartel- bass
Bill Bateman - drums

This is a recording I found out about via Dan Leroy's book The Greatest Music Never Sold. I remember reading an online review of the book where someone complained that a chapter about Mick Jagger's solo work from his later career shouldn't be a concern of anyone, but they must not have read the book because Mick has very little to do with the story.

The Red Devils were a blues-rock band from LA featuring members of The Blasters (Bill Bateman, drums) and The Knitters (Johnny Ray Bartel, bass) but the majority of the focus fell on the band's vocalist and harmonica player, Lester Butler. Not to ignore the other band members (Dave Lee Bartel and Paul Size, both guitarists), but Lester got a lot of hype for his presence and the band got signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings where they released one album, King King in 1992, and an EP in 1994. The album is considered a classic and Rubin gets props for recording the band live without overdubs to capture their vibe, but he had bigger things in store for the band.

While producing Mick Jagger's Wandering Spirit, it was decided that the Devils would back Mick on a collection of classic blues covers. What followed was described by the band as Mick, whom they had just met, essentially becoming one of the guys and they all fell in love with him. An album's worth of songs were recorded but sat in the vault with no promise of release. Mick had said he loved the recordings and might release them as an album unto itself, but his relationship with the band became strained when he stopped communicating with them regularly. A few shows were performed in the UK with the Devils as his backing band but, apart from that, zilch.

The Red Devils were still working with Rick Rubin, but that became short lived as well. They did some sessions with Johnny Cash, played live with Bruce Willis at Planet Hollywood events and recorded a second album with Rubin on production, but that album remains unreleased and tracks from the Cash sessions wouldn't be released until after his death. Lester Butler began showing signs of drug addiction and his relationship with the group became strained. Rubin, a notoriously anti-drug individual, probably used this as his excuse to stop working with the band, and it was one of many factors that lead to their downfall.

Lester went on to play in the band 13 and continued performing sporadically until his death at the age of 38. In 1998 he suffered an overdose and the two individuals he was with decided to inject him with cocaine rather than perform any lifesaving measures or call 911.

The band has reformed a few times since Lester's death but they openly acknowledge that it will never be the same without him.

As for the recordings with Jagger, the Devils themselves couldn't even get a copy of the tapes, at least not by any direct methods. A few stories circulate about how a tape was acquired, one involving Lester somehow receiving a very poor quality cassette and selling it to bootleggers, but other members of the band have insinuated that a copy was dubbed for them by a secretary at American Recordings, leading to far superior copies circulating. Regardless, apart from one track having been released on a 2007 compilation of Mick Jagger recordings, the sessions remain shamefully unreleased, at least officially.

So, it is with great pleasure that I present to you a copy of these infamous sessions from, of all places, an actual "silver" bootleg CD. Yeah, the quality isn't the greatest, but that's to be expected. I've seen the sessions around elsewhere but I don't recall having heard a superior copy, so I'll be posting these goodies from that silver disc for your listening pleasure. Maybe someday Rick and Mick (a supergroup begging to be formed folks!) will come to some kind of agreement and these recordings could be given an official release, but until then, we'll just have to settle for second hand copies of these great tracks.

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Rod Stewart & The Faces live in Detroit 1974 - 1CD

„ Live In Detroit 1974 „

Rod Stewart : vocals
Ron Wood : guitar
Ian McLagan  : keyboards
Kenny Jones : drums
Tsetsu Yamauchi : bass

1. ( I Know) I´m Losing You
2. 2. Bring It On Home To Me
3. Sweet Little Rock´n Roller
4. Fly In The Ointment
5. Every PictureTells A Story
6. Stay With Me
7. Motherless Child
8. Gasoline Alley
9. Maggie Mae
10. Twistin´ The Night Away

Rolling Stones live in Kansas City 1981 - 2CD - soundboard

Rolling Stones
Kansas City
December 14, 1981

Under My Thumb
When The Whip Comes Down
Let's Spend The Night Together
Black Limousine
Just My Imagination
Twenty Flight Rock
Going To A Go Go
Let Me Go
Time Is On My Side
Beast Of Burden
Waiting On A Friend
Let It Bleed
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Little T&A
Tumbling Dice
She's So Cold
Hang Fire
Miss You
Honky Tonk Women
Brown Sugar
Start Me Up
Jumping Jack Flash
Star Spangled Banner

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rolling Stones "Rock Out, Cock Out" - 1CD - various 1973 soundboards

Rolling Stones - Rock Out Cock Out
Soundboard recordings
artwork included

1- Brown sugar (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
2- Happy (Live in London Wembley Empire Pool, sept. 9, 1973)
3- Dancing with mr. D. (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
4- Angie (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
5- Rip this joint (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
6- Jumpin' Jack Flash (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
7- Street fighting man (Live in London Wembley Empire Pool, sept. 9, 1973)
8- You can't always get what you want (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)
9- Midnight rambler (Live in Bruxelles, Foret National, Oct. 17, 1973, 1st show)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mick Taylor live in Hannover 2009 - 2CD - October 1

Mick Taylor and the British All Stars
Hannover-Isernhagen, Germany
Blues Garage

taped by:  RC_Manillo

00.  soundcheck (partial)   (16:46)
01.  Blues Medley   (6:36)  ***
02.  Twisted Sister   (12:25)
03.  Losing My Faith  (7:09)
04.  Late At Night   (11:08)
05.  Blind Willie McTell /Watchtower   (13:08)
06.  Fed Up With The Blues   (8:41)
07.  Burying Ground   (11:11) ***
08.  You Shook Me   (13:51)
09.  CYHMK_Jam_Band Intros   (19:09)
10.  audience   (1:58)

11.  No Expectations   (9:10)

*** Lead Vocals by Denny Newman


 I was lucky enough to attend the 2nd part of the soundcheck and added this as track 00 in front of the set .
MT & the band were in good mood and it promised to become a great show. And so it took place. This was the best MT show I ever saw.
Mick played all songs on his Les Paul. For the encore '' No Expectations'' he switched over to his white strat

 Sound was perfect as usual in the Blues Garage


Mick Taylor - guitar, vocals
Max Middleton - piano
Kuma Harada - bass
Denny Newman - guitar
Jeff Allen - drums