Friday, June 24, 2016


New Riders of the Purple Sage
TCC Music Hall,
Tucson, AZ
source: sbd cassette master 

John Dawson: guitar, vocals
David Nelson: guitar, vocals
Skip Battin: bass
Buddy Cage: pedal steel 
Spencer Dryden: drums

disc one: 68:28
set I
01: I Don't Know You
02: Sunday Susie
03: Austin Texas >
04: Instant Armadillo Blues
05: Lonesome LA Cowboy
06: Panama Red
07: Rainbow
08: Teardrops In My Eyes
09: Singing Cowboy
10: You Angel You
11: Henry
12: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
13: Old Man Noll
14: Take A Letter Maria
15: Truck Driving Man
16: Portland Woman

disc two: 63:38
set II
01: She's No Angel
02: Dirty Business
03: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
04: Whiskey
05: One Too Many Stories
06: Big Wheels
07: Six Days On The Road
08: Crooked Judge
09: Last Lonely Eagle
10: Louisiana Lady
11: Glendale Train
12: Dead Flowers
13: Nadine

Thursday, June 16, 2016


The band circa 73.. This lineup was indeed their best after the original band 

1. - Waitin' For The Wind
 2. - I Am The Walrus
 3. - The Wrong Time
 4. - Cotton Growing Man
 5. - Old As I Was Born
 6. - Better By You, Better Than Me
 7. - Tobacco Road
 8. - Evil Woman
 9. - Sunshine Help Me

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


I Just Want to Make Love to You is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon, first recorded byMuddy Waters, and released as Just Make Love to Me (Chess 1571). The song reached number four on Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers chart

Backing Waters' vocals on the single were Little Walter on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon on bass, and Fred Below on drums.Waters recorded the song again for the album Electric Mud (1968)

etta james
chuck berry
freddie king
muddy waters, bo diddley & little walter
bill medley
blue moon
cold blood
shadows of knight
mom's apple pie
the sensational  alex harvey
lee kings
willie dixon
soul agents
rolling stones
mungo jerry
paul rodgers & jeff beckrainbow
johnny kidd & the pirates
meat puppets
tom petty

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Track listings may be off but still should follow the original list of songs. Reposting required a breakdown of the full file.

Problem Child
Pine Street Theatre
Sept. 3 1987

01 Intro.
02 It's Your Monkey Now
03 Hired Hand
04 Moonlight Traveler
05 Prayers
06 Summertime
07 Rumble
08 One For The Money
09 Blind Love
10 Fever Dreams
11 Rooster
12 Running Blue
13 All Worth The Price You Pay
14 Jungle Love

Chris Cole - lead vocals, harmonica
John Cipollina - guitar, vocals on "Fever Dreams"
Greg Douglass - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "All Worth The Price You Pay"
Les Lizama - bass
Greg Elmore - drums

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Linda Tillery is an American singer and percussionist born in San 
Francisco.Tillery was born in 1948 to parents who migrated from Texas to San Francisco.

Tillery first came to prominence as the lead singer in San Francisco group The 
Loading Zone from 1968 to 1969. After that group split in 1970 she recorded her 
debut album ( Sweet Linda Divine) for CBS Records, and worked as a studio musician 
through much of the 1970s, playing drums on albums by Santana, Mary Watkins, and 
Teresa Trull. She became a producer and staff artist at Olivia Records late in the
decade, and released a second full-length album on the label in 1978
Her association with Olivia led her into the genre of women's music; she has 
collaborated with June Millington, Deirdre McCalla, Barbara Higbie, Holly Near, and 
Margie Adam, as well as with pop musicians like Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis, and Bobby 
McFerrinShe produced the music for the documentary film "A Question of Color", and created 
and performed the music for the dance, Invisible Wings, with choreographer Joanna 
Haigood.In the 1990s, she began exploring African music, forming the group Cultural Heritage 
Choir. She also plays with her own band Skin Tight, a jazz/blues outfit.


A-1:I'll Say It Again (4:41)
A-2:Same Time, Same Place (6:21)
A-3:I Love My Dog (4:23)
A-4:Boog-A-Dunk (4:24)
A-5:Young Girl Blues (5:39)
B-1:Good Day Sunshine (2:45)
B-2:Cigarettes And Coffee (7:21)
B-3:Things I Just Don't Understand (3:53)

There is another track on the LP but oddly it is missing on the file I have  Maybe some one out there in blog land can be kind and provide that missing tune

I've Got a Tiger By The Tail

Sunday, May 22, 2016


00  gloria patria - h.p. lovectaft
01  some kind of wonderful - mark farner band
02  family bible - johnny cash
03  run sinner run - spirit
04  be born again - salloom,sinclair & the mother bear
05  brother moses - overland stage
06  jesus is coming pt1 - sons of champlin
07  heavens gonna be a blast - wilson mckinley
08  do you believe - storybook people
09  risen savior - concrete rubber band
10  writing on the wall - mark farner
11  open up your heart - god unlimited
12  old rugged cross - all saved freak band
13  come quickly jesus - maranathal 2
14  11th hour and mear the end - our generation
15  peace in the valley - u.s. apple corp
16  one way - armageddon experience
17  god - cycle
18  ride on king jesus - u.s. apple corp
19  the outlaw - dove
20  down in thw churchyard - flying burrito brothers
21  cause jesus loves me - joyful noise
22  there is still hope in jesus - all saved freak band
23  swing low sweet chariot - solar circus
24  holy are you - electric prunes


01  i can feel him in the morning - grand funk railroad
02  spirit in the sky - norman greenbaum
03  god is back in town - aum
04  people get ready - vanilla fudge
05  let jesus bring you back - earthen vessel
06  jerusalem - emerson, lake and palmer
07  we believe in jesus - rick price
08  my jesus told me so - marshall tucker band
09  presence of the lord - blind faith
10  the lord's prayer - mind garage
11  holy man - spirit
12  hymn - barclay james harvest
13  make peace with jesus - gypsy
14  the cross - prince
15  jesus is just alright - byrds
16  kyrie eleison - electric prunes
17  jesus - velvet underground
18  my sweet lord - george harrison
19  i believe in god - masters of the airwaves
20  gotta serve somebody - bob dylan
21  the christian life - byrds
22  resurrection - aum
23  amazing grace - jeff beck
24  amen - rotary connection

Thursday, May 19, 2016


A name known only to hardcore devotees of the early San Francisco psychedelic scene, the Final Solution never did release a record, although they did play some gigs around that time (including one at the Fillmore), and played for a month at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, NV. Their modal distorted guitars and instrumental sections bore some similarities to those used by the Great Society and other early San Francisco groups. Yet the Final Solution had a grimmer, more downcast outlook, both in their lyrics and in their droning, minor-keyed melodies.

Most of the original material performed by the Final Solution was written by lead guitarist Ernie Fosselius and bassist Bob Knickerbocker, although rhythm guitarist John Yager sang lead. They did come close to a deal with Mainstream, the Chicago label that recorded several minor Bay Area bands (and one major one, Big Brother & the Holding Company), but nothing came out. In late 1966, interestingly, drummer Jerry Slick -- formerly in the Great Society, which also included Grace Slick, his wife at the time -- joined, adding parts from Great Society tunes to some of the Final Solution's arrangements. (In particular, on their 1966 rehearsal tapes, you can hear sections of the Great Society's "Grimly Forming" and "Father" lifted virtually verbatim.) The discouraged band broke up in 1967, and Fosselius and Knickerbocker went on to work in film.

Tapes of the band, recorded in 1966 at rehearsals and live at the Matrix club in San Francisco, do survive, and here's betting that -- given the intense interest in psychedelic rock from this time and place -- they'll see the light of day before most of you reading this get lowered into the ground. Although not close to the upper echelon occupied by the best of their San Francisco peers, much of it's worthwhile, particularly their most folk-rock-aligned stuff, such as "Just Like Gold" and "Bleeding Rose." On numbers like "So Long Goodbye" there's a garage rock rush, and they get into raga-rock on songs like "If You Want," with a guitar Fosselius constructed by putting a Harmony guitar neck onto a mandolin. A version of "Bleeding Rose," recorded at rehearsals with Slick on drums, did emerge on a flexi-disc included with the first issue of the San Francisco rock fanzine Cream Puff War in 1991.

1  Intro
2. Tell Me Again
3. Bleeding Roses
4. If You Want
5. You Say that You Love Me
6. Got My Mojo Working
7. Time Is Here and Now
8. Bo Diddley Meets Sandy Nelson
9. Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun
10. Just Like Gold
11. Misty Mind
12. So Long Goodbye
13. America the Beautiful Part 1
14. America the Beautiful Part 2

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Corky Laing 
WITH: Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson AND Felix Pappalardi

Plus special guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Dickey Betts, Leslie West, John Sebastian and Todd Rundgren 

"This record is an assortment of secret sessions," says legendary drummer Corky Laing. "It was so secret that at one time the record company couldn't even find the tapes."    

Corky Laing, best known as the thunderous drummer behind the dense magnitude of rock icon Mountain needed something of substance to dig his teeth into. And in 1978 it came to him by way of Elektra/Asylum president Steve Wax, who approached Laing with an offer to create a superstar band of sorts, assembling the best of a working all-star line up. Wax suggested Laing give Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) a ring in an effort to pair the two and build a nest for song writing. The partnership proved productive, with the song "Easy Money" immerging as the first creation. Its lyrics reflected a loose observation of a society drenched in sinuous overindulgence - a time Laing openly refers to as the "Champagne and Credit Card days."  
 Rundgren's passion for harmonies had the entire band in the recording studio immersed in vocal calisthenics for days and nights at a time. Some of the secret session's songs sprang from conversations and meetings Laing had during his many years in rock and roll. "I remember one night in LA when Greg Allman came over to my hotel after an argument with Cher. He seemed pissed out of his mind and just kept repeating, the key don't fit that lock anymore." The humor of the incident was the inspiration for the song "The Best Thing."    
On another occasion, Laing was jamming with Paul Butterfield late one night when Butterfield started playing the song "Just When I Needed You Most" written by Randy Van Wermer. The secret sessions were eventually flown to Criteria Studios in Miami where they were engineered by Steve Klein. Pappalardi came along to lend a hand and was first to suggest using Leslie West. "When we called, he was ready to roll! He was so ripe; he played some of his best stuff almost to the point of excess", enthuses Laing. In addition to the secret sessions within, two bonus tracks appear on this album that were originally on Laing's first studio effort, "Makin' It On the Street". "On My Way To Georgia", a blues-y number written by Laing and Leslie West, hosted the star studded talents of Eric Clapton and Dickey Betts. A second number, "Growing Old With Rock and Roll" still remains one of Laing's personal themes. In his never ending pursuit of musical creativity, Laing has formed a band with former Spin Doctors' guitarist and writer, Eric Schenkman, who are recording a joint project under the band name Cork.  
"Silent Movie", a slow rocker, lyrically told the story of a high school relationship run amuck and confirmed the Hunter/Laing collaboration. To fill in the musical gaps, the two sent out a flood of calls in an effort to bring in added depth and top-notch talent. And it was Mick Ronson that made the perfect fit. The need for a bass player led to Laing calling up his old Mountain band mate, Felix Pappalardi. The superstar cast was now in place. The atmosphere in the studio soon became an open party jam with cases of beer and the thick haze of reefer stoking the album tracks. Laing admits, "Those were great sessions because there were no expectations." Midway through the band's recording, Elektra/Asylum changed upper management. Laing's budget was soon cut short. A new wave of heavy hitters were filling the record racks with names like The Cars and Elvis Costello. "The project was dropped like a bad transmission", says Laing. "We took a couple months off and regrouped in Bearsville, NY in the fall of 1978, which was an exciting place to be." Laing based his operation in Levon Helm's recording studio. To help out with vocals, Ian suggested a call go out to Todd Rundgren, living close by along a narrow wooded path, remember red by Laing as a real life "Sleepy Hollow". 

001. Easy Money (02:50)
002. Silent Movie (03:20)
003. I Ain't No Angel (03:19)
004. The Best Thing (03:29)
005. I Hate Dancin' (02:40)
006. The Outsider (07:46)
007. Just When I Needed You Most (03:06)
008. Lowdown Freedom (04:12)
009. On My Way To Georgia (03:42)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016