BB King
Plazazz Showroom
North Vancouver, BC
January 31, 1985

** 16 BIT **

"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #79

Source: Unverified mic (possibly Sony ECM-101SM) & recorder (likely with auto gain) > Master cassettes (TDK SA90)
Transfer: Master cassette > Nakamichi LX-5 (azimuth adjusted) > PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording Interface > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) (HP 8440p Elite Book) > .WAV
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build 299 (splicing; iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); 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 6.0.30 (tagging)
Taped by: Kevin Davie
Transferred & mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist: (1:24:38)
01 Band Jam > Everyday I Have The Blues
02 Downhearted
03 Ain't Nobody Home
04 Instrumental
05 Ain't Nobody's Business (with false starts) >
06 Strange Things >
07 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
08 Caldonia
09 What You Bet
10 Since I Met You Baby
11 He's Mine All Mine (1)
12 Evil Guy (1) >
13 Instrumental (with Band Intros & Solos)
14 Encore Break
- Encore -
15 The Thrill Is Gone

(1) Debra Boston - lead vocals

BB King - lead vocals & guitar
Eugene Carter - Keyboards
Leon Warren - guitar
Russell Jackson - bass
Tony Coleman - drums
James Bolden - trumpet
Edgar Synigal - tenor saxophone

Mastering Notes:
It's quite possible the start of the show is missing, as most BB King shows started with the band jamming a couple of instrumentals before BB
came out.
Tape flip during the applause after "Nobody Loves Me Like My Mother", transitioning directly into "Caledonia".

The 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.