Al Kooper
1984-11-02 Northampton, Massachusetts Iron Horse Late Show (M-AUD)

01. Just One Smile
02. My Days Are Numbered
03. (Be Yourself) Be Real
04. Sam Stone
05. The Great American Marriage / Nothing
06. A New Fashioned Love Song
07. Caress Me Baby
08. That's All Right, Mama
09. --dialogue--
10. I Bought You The Shoes
11. Never Say Naw
12. Fly Away
13. I Want You
14. House In The Country
15. Trouble in Mind
16. --dialogue intro to track 17--
17. --taped strange telephone call to parents--
18. I Can't Quit Her
19. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know

Total Time ::: 1:14:05

::: Very fine audience recording in a small club. Check samples for yr own progNOSis or a few digi-morsels.
::: Warts: Much better than the Early Show, but still some microphone bumps (due to stealth taping as I was too in the open) - but mostly inbetween songs.
::: I will say at one point I took these 2 shows, lifted the best from each, left out the talking & it made a killer listening tape.
::: Strange telephone call to parents is much clearer here than the Early Show, as his his setup dialogue.

Recording Information ::: Sony WM-D6 portable cassette deck with a Sony ECM-929LT stereo microphone (courtesy of Lochner) -> master Maxell XLII-90 stereo audience cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback circa 2000 ::: master Maxell XLII-90 stereo audience cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck or some Onkyo I forget the number for, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> HHB CDR-800 recorder. Playback 2012 ::: CD-R into computer with EAC -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-08-25.

Line-up ::: Al Kooper - piano, electric guitar, vocals.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

CoolSonics 182 ::: Taped by fudd hisself. ::: Corrections welcome ::: All bow down to Al. Thanks again to Davmar for keeping the small treasure trove that exists alive. Seems like 40+ years is an awfully long time to be waiting for some more recordings of the Blues Project, but.... Anyway, said my piece in the Early Show notes. It was a real fine evening. Enjoy!

Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees

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