Magic Dick & J. Geils Bluestime with Elvin Bishop
Island Blues Festival
August 3, 1995
** 16 BIT **
"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #63
Source: ECM-909 microphone > Sony WM D6C Professional Recording Walkman (Dolby off) > Master cassette (Maxell XLII-S)
Transfer: Master cassette > Nakamichi LX-5 (azimuth adjusted) > PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording Interface > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build299 (HP G60 Notebook) > .WAV
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build 299 [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 8.0.16 (tagging)
Taped by: Kevin Davie
Transferred & mastered by: Dennis Orr
01 Opening Comments & Intro
02 Pontiac Blues
04 "Unknown" (fade out)
Magic Dick (Richard Salwitz) - vocals & harp
J. Geils - guitar
Elvin Bishop - guitar (jammed later in the set, but was not on this snippet)
Jerry Miller - guitar
Michael "Mudcat" Ward - bass
Steve Ramsey - drums
The Festival lineup was:
J. Geils & Magic Dick with Elvin Bishop
Sadly there was some issue with the gear and the rest of this recording is nothing but noise, no music is even heard. Elvin Bishop sat in later in the set, but his appearance is not part of what we have here.
The Kevin Davie Memorial Series
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.