Savoy Brown
1970-12-03 San Francisco, CA Fillmore West (M1-AUD)

01. I'm Tired
02. A Little More Wine
03. A Hard Way To Go
04. Louisiana Blues
05. Train To Nowhere
06. Savoy Brown Boogie

Total Time ::: 48:09

::: VERY fine quality, nice stereo, AUD. Check samples for yr own tolerability tests or fresh cognizance of Savoy Brown predilections.
::: Warts: Not many. Surely missed some dropouts but most are gone. Many volume adjustments by taper, mostly fixed. Aging tape issues mostly dealt with.
::: Played December 3-6, 1970 Fillmore West with Humble Pie, Sea Train & Ry Cooder. I do not know if they were taped.
::: This seems to be the complete Savoy Brown performance for the evening. With 4 bands there probably no Early/Late show, especially on a Thursday.
::: "Raw Sienna" is "a shade of brown...". The album has already been recorded & is just about to come out, though this line-up is in their last few weeks.

Recording Information ::: unknown stereo equipment -> master stereo AUD tape -> 1st generation TDK-SA-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

Playback 2011-07-30 ::: 1st generation TDK-SA-90 cassette on Nakamichi BX-300 cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth & pitch adjusted for individual recording, heads cleaned & demagnatized -> Tascam CD-RW900SL professional CD recorder -> CD-RW, no track splits -> computer -> EAC secure mode (logs made) -> wav file(s) -> -> Audacity (normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades &/or glitches, dropout repair, manual one-at-a-time bump-pop-click repair, volume adjustments, further pitch correction if necessary, NO equalisation) -> CD Wave (track splits) -> Trader's Little Helper -> yer ears. First uploaded week of 2013-01-19.

Recording knobs were originally altered quite a bit & volume changes are now much better than they were but you'll hear them occasionally. "Louisiana Blues" has some clapping in the first 35 seconds. If anyone does further dropout repair, note that cross channel patching doesn't work well, but careful volume increase adjustments for each separate peak where the problems are solves most all issues. Tape flip between last 2 songs. Last song has a bit of clapping & is slightly more muffled than the rest (but OK!) - sounds like taper lowered mike or people stood up in front of him. As many folks who work with these recordings will tell you, you "learn" the tapes as you go along, so now I usually return to the first 5 minutes & redo them - what's another couple of hours...

Line-up (The last few weeks of line-up #7) ::: Kim Simmonds - electric guitar, vocals // "Lonesome Dave" Peverett - electric guitar, vocals // Roger Earl - drums // Tone Stevens - electric bass.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
NOT the same material as live official CD releases "Wishfulness Waltz", "Hellbound Train Live 1969/1972" or "Jack the Toad Live 70/72".

CoolSonics 211 ::: Thanks to the original taper & trader! (Damn near sure I see your name regularly on DIME & there are lots of excellent masters you recorded we still haven't seen from the masters. PLEASE email me if you are interested in some collaboration!) ::: Corrections welcome ::: I used to listen to this recording quite often. Excellent sound & quite an interesting traxlist from one of the finest SB line-ups & an outstanding performance with the band touring in support of the "Raw Sienna" album. I know this is many people's favorite line-up for the band. A few weeks later they split up & Dave took the rhythm section away to start Foghat. I think all the early lineups right up through the mid-70s all had something fine to be said about them but this band is VERY hip here - what a fantastic, cool sound. While working on the staggering multitude of dropouts (repairable & now mostly all gone!), I was struck over & over again by the incredible in the groove guitar riffs, very unforced & with it. Every time a new song starts a completely different sound & the band doesn't sound over rehearsed or slick, but totally cool. I sure would be great to have a series of gigs from several nights to compare the gigs. Anyway, Enjoy!

Kudos to Zongo for life support, Lochner for mikes&more & 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). Mountains of gratitude to Davmar, D.White, Sanchez, Elliot, The Florida Kid, Kloiber, Zingg, JTW, Bershaw, Boston Gold, 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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