Well, I'm finally getting around to digitizing my 700+ cassettes (at my wife's insistence--she wants them out of the house), so I'm going to start posting some goodies here. I taped many a show in the Toronto area from the late '80's to the late '90's, and also recorded a lot of radio broadcasts, mostly from CFNY, 102.1 in Toronto and the CBC. Hope you stumble across something you like, or even a show you were at!

addendum: I have had many comments about the fate of my tapes, so for those worried about them...the masters I am boxing up and storing in my parents' basement. The others (mixed tapes, recorded LP's, etc) are getting tossed. My wife is not evil or insensitive--we live in a small place, and the many boxes were getting in the way. This is something I'VE wanted to do for awhile, as well. She just gave me the push. Oh, and she doesn't have shelves of makeup, or hundreds of shoes, no matter what stereotypes you care to buy in to. Her comic collection, however....

Cab Calloway--Long Island, New York, July 1988

Here's something a little different! I got this from a friend who received it in trade, so I have no idea of the lineage. It's an outdoor aud, so it's not perfect (I edited out a bit of mic noise, but no music), but it's quite listenable, and not something you run across every day.

Lineage: unknown gen outdoor aud>M-audio sound card>wav>flac

Track Listing:
01. September Song
02. Goodtime Charlie's Got the Blues
03. You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You
04. Learning the Blues
05. Federal Express
06. I Got Rhythym
07. Swing medley
08. Stormy Weather
09. It Ain't Necessarily So
10. Blues in the Night
11. Old Man River
12. St. James Infirmary Blues
13. Minnie the Moocher


This is number 265 in an ongoing series.