Joan Armatrading
The Bijou Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
January 25, 1977

Source : WYSP 94.1 FM broadcast > Cassette Master (Maxell UD C120 w/Dolby B on)

Transfer : Sony TC-WE 475 (w/Dolby B off) > Tascam DR-40 Linear PCM Recorder 16/44.1 kHz)

Editing : Soundforge (tracking) > Wave > TLH (SB's aligned) Flac level 8

Traders Den - Feb. 2, 2019

Transferred, Tracked by kingrue upload 1797

This was quite interesting and enjoyable to listen to. but was a MAJOR project.

After doing some research on this recording, I see there is an A&M Records SP-8414 Promotional LP - Live at the Bijou Cafe. (41:39)

The fidelity on this cassette isn't quite as clear as the promo LP, but the cassette contains 3 extra non-promo LP tracks, indicated by a (*).

The tape transfer actually gave me a lot of trouble. The tape was wound too tightly and during the first 20 minutes of play back the tape would stop spinning and then lurch forward, creating dozens of sound dropouts.

I even took the cassette apart to see if something was making the tape not spin properly, but I couldn't see anything wrong with it.

I spun and repacked the tape, trying to even the tension on the tape. I had to transfer Side A four times before I finally got a good transfer.

Luckily, I did find some tracks from that promo lp, so I was able to do a proper pitch correction on this old tape.

I think it sounds good and easily enjoyable now.

Does anyone here actually own the Promo LP ?

Check samples for quality.

Band members:
Joan Armatrading : vocals, guitar, piano
Pat Donaldson : bass
David Mattacks : drums
Albert Lee : lead guitar
Jerry Donahue : lead guitar

01 Introduction
02 Join The Boys
03 Down To Zero
04 Help Yourself
05 banter
06 Get In The Sun (*)
07 Cool Blue (Stole My Heart)
08 Dry Land
09 Stepping Out
10 Kissin' and a Huggin' (*)
11 band introductions
12 Love and Affection
13 Water With The Wine
14 People (*)
15 Tall In The Saddle

Total Time = 56:06 min

~~ ENJOY ~~