Cactus 1971-12-31 Owings Mills, MD _ Painters Mill Music Fair (Powerful & clear enough to rock 2nd gen 90 min AUD. The HEAVYWEIGHT original band ~ Rusty Day, Jim McCarty, Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice on the "Restrictions" tour. NEW to DIME!) DimeTravel

1971-12-31 _ Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland _ Painters Mill Music Fair _ (M2-AUD)

~*~ Carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ ~*~

01-[08:54]. intro -> Long Tall Sally ->
02-[06:54]. Parchman Farm
03-[07:56]. One Way...Or Another
04-[12:09]. Oleo//
05-[21:42]. guitar solo -> No Need To Worry (including "I'm A Man")
06-[01:44]. --talk & short diddy & "American Pie" diss--
07-[12:22]. Evil
08-[18:07]. Big Mama Boogie, Parts 1&2 -> Rock & Roll Medley (including "Mystery Train")//

Total Time ::: 1:29:38

::: Somewhat distant but fairly clear AUD with mostly low AUD noise. Check samples for caution, curiousity or crazed impatience.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. Taper cut off deck 'tween some trax. #04 cuts near end. "No Need To Worry" had tapeflip cut near end on master (unknown amt. missing). #08 has ~3secs of tape chew, & abrupt cut @ end (left as it may be spliceable when pt.2 shows up).
::: APOLOGIES: Full tape ~100 minutes. Pt.2 (last 10mins) is in long-term storage & will surface another time.
::: Promoting their new "Restrictions" LP, just released 1971-10-18 ~ even tho' they only play 1 song from it!
::: "No Need To Worry" has an added 1st verse with Rusty singing Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
::: Detroit with Mitch Ryder opened. Rusty invites 2 members of Detroit, John Badanjek & Dirty Ed, up to jam on #08.
::: Gig is 5 months before the original band split up (last gig NYC, B.B. King's Blues Club 1972-06-03).
::: The EXC official "Fully Unleashed: The Live Gigs" 2CD set has a Memphis gig 2 weeks before this - many of the same trax but the jams vary a lot.
::: "Painters Mill Music Fair" opened in 1960 as a summer tent theater. In '67 it became a year-round enclosed building (capacity 2400) & began booking music & Broadway-style shows. After 1979 the name changed to "Painters Mill Star Theatre".
::: It was a theater in the round with no separation between the stage & the aisle.

Recording Information ::: unknown mono recording equipment -> master mono tapes -> 1st generation cassettes -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2017-05-xx ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (LPCM 44.10kHz/16bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, 0-24:15 +3% & rest +2.2% averaged pitch (speed) fixes with single pass per segment after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation or noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded 2017-05-26.

Line-up ::: Rusty Day (born "Russell Edward Davidson") - vocals, harmonica // James "Jim" William McCarty - electric guitar // John Voorhis "Tim" Bogert III - electric bass, backing vocals // Carmine Appice - drums, percussion, backing vocals // Probable guests on "Big Mama Boogie": John "The Bee" Badanjek - drums or percussion & Dirty Ed - congas.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

DimeTravel 364 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! Thanks to DIMER gv0000 for info help. This one goes out to "The Florida Kid", a serious Cactus fan from way back when. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Found this while box diggin' & realised it hadn't surfaced in the digital world. While it seems a shame to upload it without the conclusion, probably best that way 'cause who knows when! Not nearly enough Cactus live material of this vintage in the world - here's another 1&1/2 hours. As to be expected - rippin'! Pick yr poison - the lead guitar work in "Evil" ain't a bad place to start. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

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