Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
Manalapan Recreation Center
annual "Manalapan Day" event
Manalapan, NJ
June 10, 2017

Excellent AUD recording

**mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section**

TheCommish notes:
My third time seeing this fine band and once again the delivered the goods. Although Harold Melvin passed away in 1997 and former Blue Note Teddy Pendergrass passed away in 2010, Mr. Melvin's legacy group does an excellent job performing the band's biggest hits.

My one gripe: Five minutes into the first song a couple chatty women decided to plop their lawnchairs about 5 feet to my right and then proceeded to talk during most of the show as they flipped through various pictures on their cell phones. Why sit so close to the stage (we were about 5 rows back) if you're not even going to pay attention, and, worse yet, TALK DURING MOST OF THE SHOW? Why not sit much further away from the stage if you insist on having a running conversation for over an hour? It amazes me how rude and thoughtless some people can be. Thankfully you can only hear them in the background on the recording.

Setlist (one long set, numbered for 2 CDs):
101. Intro/Overture
102. Tell The World How I Feel About'cha Baby
103. I Miss You
104. Don't Leave Me This Way
105. Yesterday I Had The Blues
106. Bad Luck
107. Love T.K.O

201. I Should Be Your Lover
202. You My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration
203. Where Are All My Friends
204. Wake Up Everybody
205. If You Don't Know Me By Now
206. The Love I Lost

Approx. running time: 84 minutes

Harold Melvin's Blue Notes are:
Donnell "Big Daddy" Gillespie
Rufus Thorne
Anthony Brooks
John Morris

Zoom H2 (120 degree mic pattern) > WAV (onto SD card) > Nero wave editor (trim & fade end tracks) > Cool Edit Pro (-2db to left channel and +2db to right channel to balance, then volume boost, hard limited to -0.1dB) > FLAC Frontend (sb-aligned) > FLAC

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Recorded, transferred and
uploaded on DIME by TheCommish
June 2017