Wednesday, June 14, 2017

RE-UP: Rolling Stones "The King Biscuit Flower Hour 1975, 1978 & 1981" - 1CD

The Rolling Stones - The King Biscuit Flower Hour

The King Biscuit Flower Hour was a syndicated radio show presented by the D.I.R. Radio Network that featured concert performances by various rock ‘n’ roll artists. The program was broadcast weekly on Sunday nights from 1973 until 2007, although new programming ceased in 1993 and previous shows were repeated from that point. During its prime, the program was carried by more than 300 radio stations throughout the United States. The show’s name was derived from the influential blues radio show “King Biscuit Time”, which was sponsored by the King Biscuit Flour Co., and the hippie phrase “flower power”. The first show was broadcast on February 18, 1973 and featured Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Bruce Springsteen. The long-time host of the show until the mid ‘90s was Bill Minkin, whose velvet-smooth voice was the perfect blend of hipster enthusiasm and stoner casualness. [1]
The concerts were usually recorded with a mobile recording truck, then mixed and edited for broadcast on the show within a few weeks. In the 1970s, the show was sent to participating radio stations on reel-to-reel tape. In 1980 D.I.R. began using the LP format, producing the show on a three-sided, two record set. The first show on compact disc was a live retrospective of The Rolling Stones broadcast on September 27, 1987. By the year 2000, King Biscuit was using CD-R media to distribute the show. These tapes, records or compact discs were accompanied by a cue sheet which gave the disc jockey a written guideline of the content and length of each segment of the program.

This is ripped from the FIRST EVER KBFH produced D.I.R. CD. All KBFH releases before this were on reel-to-reel tape & then vinyl. As you may be aware the CD is split into 3 segements. Each segment includes commercial breaks. Eg Ford Motorcraft, Budweiser, U.S. Army recruitment.
Each segment also of course includes the live performances, in excellent quality, as follows.

01 - Segment A: Chicago 1981.
Miss You
Hang Fire
Beast Of Burden
She's So Cold
02 - Segment B: Detroit 1978.
Honky Tonk Woman
Tumbling Dice
Jumpin'Jack Flash
03 - Segment C: Brussels 1975.
Brown Sugar
Gimme Shelter


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