Albert Collins Live @ Wise Fools Pub Chicago Illinois USA January 12th 1979
(2nd night show of three, 3rd show was canceled) *Personal favorite*
What memories on this one. My buddy Dennis O. from high school saw him the first
show and told Albert that he had a friend that could come and record the next two
shows. Albert said to Dennis..."you want to record meeee! Wonderful!" So I packed
up the pro cassette unit and sat front row center which was about 15 feet from the
stage. I put the mics in two short drink glasses and spread them apart on our table.
WHAT A RECORDING! EXC+ ALL THE WAY! For those that know my list, EXC+ is rare. Every
little nuance can be heard on his guitar. I mean like NO ONE here on dime or anywhere
has heard on tape from Albert. Albert says half way through the show that looking out
the window he no longer can see his van. It was completely covered in snow. This
folks was the night of the 1979 Chicago snow storm. The entire city was shut down
the next day. Albert's 3rd show was canceled. I took my day off school to record the
copies and walked one mile to Albert's hotel to give him his. Met his wife as well.
He was staying at the Diplomat on Foster and Lincoln. Great long set of music. Please
understand the set list needs a bit of adjustment. As does the tracking. For the
purist in me, I want to make sure you have the best possible listen of the show.
Download and listen to the show in its entirety. THEN..fix as you please. Three hours.
Albert! Thank you for the memories! RIP
Analog Master RB
Front row dead center floor 15 feet in front of stage.
Cassettes: TDK SA C-90
DECK: Technics RS-686DS
MICS: Teac ME-80 (NAK CM-300)
Dolby On for recording.
Playback on identical unit.
Dolby off for playback!
Using Chord Company cables from Naim...
Played through the Naim Audio NAC-52 pre-amp
to the Teac CDR-2000 Standalone.
Mastered to Gold Satin Taiyo Yuden 74-ZY CDR's
PC drive.....Plextor UltraPlex40max CDR-ROM SCSI W/adaptec 2930
EAC (1.8X ripping speed or slower on all my uploads)>FLAC>YOU GUYS, Enjoy RB
**All my uploads are exactly as the master...RAW! This includes all
if any...gaps, cut songs, pops and bad tracking. But if I were you,
don't let this discourage you to download.**
**DO NOT CHANGE THESE CD'S IN....ANYWAY....EXCEPT FOR...YOUR... USE!**
***PLEASE CORRECT THIS MESS OF A SETLIST!!!!!!***
Got A Mind To Travel
Don't Lose Your Cool
Conversation With Collins
Get Your Business Straight
The Things That I Used To Do