Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RE-UP: Tumbling Dice live in Kendall 1992 - 1CD - April 29

Tumbling Dice aka ;

Mick Taylor, Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keyes

Charcoals, Kendall, FL
April 29, 1992
Audience recording

Overall, an excellent audience recording of a great show... Yeah, there are minor problems - The recording level rises during track 1, and there is definitely crowd noise. HOWEVER...the record level is extremely high with NO clipping - perfect! And the music drowns out the crowd except when it gets soft. I truly believe both situations to be negligible in light of the show itself. Speaking of which:
Of the 3 Florida shows from this line-up - all good - this show was head and shoulders above the rest IMO, based on being at all of them and recording all of them. Besides things like bass solos, which I can live without, the tracks are excellent throughout - all strong versions!
"Soul Serenade" from this show is one of my all-time favorite cuts from Mick's solo career, yet this is Bobby's moment of the show! Sure, MT is indeed GREAT during this, and creates one of MY favorite blues solos, BUT Bobby is absolutely SOARING here. I can't overstate this. In it's entirety, this is the BEST bobby Keys I've ever heard bar none. Believe me, I went to hear the guitar player, not the sax!

Setlist ;

01 Hideaway
02 Mercy Mercy
03 You Got to Move
04 Nicky Instrumental (A Nicky Hopkins Track from his album "The Tin Man Was a Dreamer" 6:09 - I don't feel like playing the 8-track to find the exact title, but it's from that album... Both Bobby Keys and Nico's site are incorrect about the title - I am not.)
05 Soul Serenade
06 Can't You Hear Me Knocking
07 I Wonder Why

Time 66 minutes

Line-up ;
Mick Taylor - guitar, vocals
Nicky Hopkins - keyboards
Bobby Keys - saxophone
Fuzzy Samuels - bass
John Marr - drums


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