Etta James & The Roots Band
DuMaurier Jazz Festival
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
June 28, 1987

** 16 BIT **

"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #83

Source: Unverified mic (possibly Sony ECM-101SM) & recorder (likely with auto gain) > Master cassettes (2 x Maxell XLII)
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: (1:49:06)
01 Instrumental Jam (1)
02 The Blues Don't Care
03 I'd Rather Go Blind
04 Band Intros & Chat
05 You Can Leave Your Hat On
06 Chat
07 At Last >
08 Trust In Me >
09 A Sunday Kind Of Love
10 Something's Got A Hold On Me
11 Sugar On The Floor
12 Instrumental Jam (1)
13 Mean Mother
14 Take It To The Limit
15 Baby, What You Want Me To Do?
16 Piece Of My Heart
17 You Want More

(1) Band only, no Etta

Etta James - lead vocals
Brian Ray - guitar
Bobby Martin - horns, keyboards, & backing vocals
Reggie McBride - bass
Andre Fisher - drums

Mastering Notes:
It appears that Kevin paused the recorder a few times between songs, so some of the transitions are noticeable.
Tape flip during the applause after "A Sunday Kind Of Love" - seamlessly spliced, some chatter lost.
Tape flip at 3:10 of "Baby, What You Want Me To Do?" - seamlessly spliced, but some music lost.

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.