L. A. EXPRESS
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
(unknown date thought to be in 1976)
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***ANY HELP ON THESE SONG TITLES WOULD BE APPRECIATED***
Unknown mixing board > TDK Audua Reel to Reel @ 7 1/2 ips
Tandberg 9100X > Phase Linear 1000 auto-correlator > Sony DTC-690 @ 16-48
Sony DTC-690 > Audigy 4 Pro (via toslink) > Audacity (clean up and conversion to 44.1) > CD Wav > Flac (Level 8)
Started working at the Slipped Disc record store in the summer of 1976.
I had made a sign for our cork-board, "Live Music Wanted"..
Customers used to bring in their radio broadcasts and other tapes.
Made a lot of friends and contacts for live recordings back then.
One customer was a musician and brought me a few tapes.
No recollection of his name after all of these years (just his face).
Here is one of those tapes he brought me.
No date was noted on the box but this was picked up in late summer 1976 and was recent at the time.
Recorded during a rehearsal at Studio Instrument Rentals in West Holywood.
He is one of the musicians playing at this session but I can't say which one.
This tape was recorded very "hot" with hi volume levels and the result is a bit of bleed through on the reel.
A light background murmur is present in the quiet places between songs.
Not very bad but it is there if you listen for it.
Another recording he brought me back then was the Steely Dan Katie Lied sessions.
I gave a lot of copies of that one out back then and it ended up on vinyl, which was the end of tapes from this guy.
Years later he brought us some S.D. Gaucho outtakes so I guess he was not that mad at me.
After time I started a live music day (Thursday).
A record store promoting free live recordings, just bring your deck and a couple patch cords.
We really were more of a bar with free beer that sold records as a side deal.
The store was usually full with customers hanging out every day.
No one was "in charge" to tell us to "get to work" (just Mark, Kevin and Mike).
It was a crazy time and place but we just didn't survive the conversion to CD's.
So here is a Slipped Disc treat for all you jazz fans.
For historical reference only and not intended for resale or any commercial use.
-M- (April 2011)
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