1976-04-08 San Francisco, California Old Waldorf (M2-AUD)
01. ? (instrumental)
02. What Comes Around Goes Around
03. ? (song by drummer Tommy Henderson - "Shine"? "Shy"?)
04. The Snake
06. Feel The Sound
07. Baby Batter
Total Time ::: 54:58
::: Very fine, relatively up close, clear, crisp audience recording in a small bar. Check samples to test the waters & see if yer knees start trembling.
::: Warts: What there were, were almost totally repaired. There is a bit of hand clapping at the start of "Feel The Sound", not too annoying. Taper turned off the deck between most songs.
::: Setlist help would, of course, be welcome!
::: DO NOT make the mistake of judging this by track 1, a rather laid back jazz piece. It basically starts at track 2 & it takes off from there.
Recording Information ::: unknown stereo equipment -> master audience tape -> 1st generation tape -> 2nd generation Maxell MX-90 cassette, Dolby B on.
Playback 2011-07-10 ::: 2nd generation Maxell MX-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-RW -> computer, EAC secure -> wavs -> Audacity (fades &/or glitches, dropouts, volume adjustments, no EQ) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2012-01-18.
Line-up (not confirmed) ::: Harvey Mandel - guitar // John Forest (?) or Victor Conte (?) - bass // John Campbell - keyboards // Tommy Henderson - drums // Roger Troy(?) - vocals (Jimmy Albright is the 1976 vocalist at the Rochester show, could also be him, but this guy sounds like Mr Troy to me - some else can chime in if they like). Harvey introduces track 2 as from "our" Pure Food & Drug Act days, so it's possible someone is from that band, hence the possible Victor COnte name.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
CoolSonics 026 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! ::: Corrections welcome ::: Hhhhhhhhhhhharvey's da man! I like Davmar's Rochester radio tape of this vintage Mandel quite a bit, but I prefer this one as the synth thing is a bit less in yer face in the mix. Also cool that the songs are different. That 1976 gig is more funk, whereas this is more jazz & I think a different vocalist, bass player & drummer in the band. The keyboardist is likely the same. I dug Harvey from early on, all sides, the Chicago blues thing, subtle but fantastic on Musselwhite's & Goldberg's first LPs. The early solo Harvey's took me a while, confused by the production, but I got there. Christo F'in Redentor indeed. Then that very groovy sustain with Canned Heat that rocked the world, and then the magic man, "Snake" & "Baby Batter", very, very classy. And what about that Food & Drug Act, can you believe we got Harvey & Sugarcane together, what a world! And what about all those other Goldberg albums and Mayall and, and, and. Anyway, slither on this if you like & if yer family asks you why yer weaving around in the living room, tell 'em it's The Snake, The Snake! Along with Mr Garcia, one of me bro's all time faves. This should have been an easy recording to master. High quality audience from a bit later period on Metal tape, but the master must have been defective. This had so many dropouts and dull spots to repair I owndered if my tape deck heads had died & I almost gave up. Luckily pretty much everything was entirely repairable & now it sounds fairly pristine.
More recordings on the way, making up for years of slow netspeed. Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes & much more, & to Fast Freddie for runnin' Video Dick's Record Emporium with the bathroom office full of tape decks. Thanks to Hanwaker (few among us can keep his pace) for over 30 years of trading & friendship. Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, Weeks, Dixon, Moore, Gough & SO many more for all that collecting & sharing... Royal thanks to The Man In The Palace, Doc Tinker, Brinkhoffs, Barely Eatin', Reel Master Gaule, Parrish & all the traders who housed me thru my music acquisition & travel years. Hats off to Brother Kent, Uncle Jake, Little Queenie (& her neighbor Frank) & his honor Ptomaine Thomas. Glasses raised to Byron for musical horizon expansion & much obliged to J & Thurston for keepin' my concert fires burnin' since my continental shift. Thanks to the Mods for keepin' DIME alive. Enjoy, share, give, spread peace. Yers truly, Knees
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