BB King
Royal Theatre
Victoria, BC
January 30, 1997

** 16 BIT **

"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #81

Source: ECM-909 microphone > Sony WM D6C Professional Recording Walkman (Dolby off) > Master cassettes (2 x Maxell XLII-S)
Transfer: Master cassettes > 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: (1:29:43)
01 Instrumental (1)
02 Instrumental (1)
03 BB Intro > Instrumental
04 Let The Good Times Roll
05 Five Long Years
06 Caldonia
07 I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living
08 We're Gonna Make It
09 When It All Comes Down (I'll Still Be Around)
10 Instrumental (with Band Solos)
11 Band Intros
12 Nightlife
13 Why I Sing The Blues >
14 Downhearted
15 Please Accept My Love
16 Rock Me Baby
17 The Thrill Is Gone (with Band Intros) >
18 Outro Jam (fades out)

(1) Band only, no BB

BB King - lead vocals & guitar
Leon Warren - guitar
Michael Doster - bass
James Toney - keyboards
Calep Emphrey Jr. - drums
Tony Coleman - percussion
Walter King - tenor saxophone
Melvin Jackson - tenor saxophone
James Bolden - trumpet
Stanley Abernathy - trumpet

Mastering Notes:
Tape flip at 4:16 of "When It All Comes Down (I'll Still Be Around)" - seamlessly spliced, a few seconds of music lost
Tape flip during the applause after "Downhearted" - the first couple of notes of "Please Accept My Love" are missing
The end of the "Outro Jam" is missing, and fades out.

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.