Albert Collins & The Icebreakers
The Commodore Ballroom
September 6, 1987
** 16 BIT **
"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #25
Source: Unverified mic (possibly Sony ECM-101SM) & recorder (likely with auto gain) > Master cassette (Maxell XLII)
Transfer: Master cassette > Nakamichi LX-5 (azimuth adjusted) > PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording Interface > Sound Forge Pro 11.0
(Build 299 (HP G60 Notebook) > .WAV
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build 299 [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick), splicing, minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav
(tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC >
TagScanner 5.1 (tagging)
Taped by: Kevin Davie
Transferred & mastered by: Dennis Orr
02 Instrumental (1)
03 She Wants To Sell My Monkey (2)
04 Instrumental (with Band Intros & Solos) (1)
05 Albert Collins Intro > Instrumental
06 Angel Of Mercy
07 Tired Man
08 I Got That Feeling
09 Black Cat Bone
10 I Ain't Drunk
11 Conversation With Collins
12 Frosty (fade out)
(1) Band only, no Albert
(2) Band only, no ALbert, Coco Montoya lead vocals
Albert Collins - guitar & vocals
Coco Montoya - guitar & vocals (2)
Johnny B. Gayden - bass
Leon Blue - piano
Soko Richardson - drums
Gabe Fleming - trumpet
Sam Franklin - tenor saxophone
Chuck Williams - saxophone
- Lots of static between "Angel Of Mercy" and "Tired Man", like the mic was rubbing on Kevin's clothes. Possibly he was moving position?
Minor static is also evident between some of the other songs.
- Tape flip at 1:09 of "I Got That Feeling" - seamlessly spliced but at least a few seconds of music were lost
- Unfortunately Kevin ran out of tape. "Frosty" fades out, and whatever came after is lost.
e Kevin Davie Memorial Series
This series is in memory of Kevin Davie who died suddenly 31 March 2016. Kevin was an avid taper & recorded many concerts mainly in Vancouver,
Victoria & Toronto. All these recordings have been sourced directly from Kevin�s master cassettes. With thanks to Mary Davie, Kevin�s Mother
for allowing us access to all of Kevin�s masters. This is a joint venture between DGB, Dennis Orr, Seth Meister, Leif Henderson & John
MacMillan. Kevin was a dear friend of mine & helped me greatly when I first moved to Canada in June 1994 for which I will forever be grateful.
He had a great sense of humour. He was always happy to remind me of Ray Cooper�s percussion solo that I had to endure at the end of all the
Eric Clapton shows I went to in the 90s (there were many!). He did an excellent job in impersonating Mr. Cooper! Kevin had a great taste in
music & shared my love of the blues. We hope that you enjoy these releases & that we can continue Kevin�s legacy for many years to come. You
left this world way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.
Kevin and I had plans to post some of his shows himself. He needed the ratio boost! haha. We had begun to work on some of his shows, when we
had a bit of a dust up over something silly. Sadly, we never had the chance to mend fences together. Hopefully, through this series of shows,
Kevin's memory can be properly honoured and that he can continue to leave a lasting legacy with the recordings that he left behind. I also
hope that when I go beyond this world that my master cassette collection that I haven't gotten to will find a similar new home with trader's
and collectors and fans everywhere, too...
Please see the included "Kevin Davie info" folder for obituaries, etc.