Taj Mahal Trio
Gathering Of The Vibes
Neumann TLM-170 (hypercardoids, approx 40 foot split, each mic on its own stand on opposite sides of the soundboard w/Rycote furry wind screens)->Sound Devices 722 (@24/96); FLAC File processing in SoundForge Audio Studio 10.0c (volume normalization; resample to 44.1 with iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter; 24->16 bit dither using iZotope MBIT+ Dither with Ultra noise shaping, High dither settings); Tracked in CDWav.
1. Wavy Gravy monologue
2. Wavy Gravy talks about meeting Albert Einstein
4. TV Mama
5. banter - for the equestrians
6. Done Changed My Way Of Livin'
7. Checkin' Up On My Baby
8. Annie Mae
9. Mississippi Big Butt Blues
10. Deed I Do
11. Fishin' Blues
12. banter - not rockin' you too hard
13. Queen Bee
15. banter - a country blues love song
17. Black Jack Davey
18. Sittin' On Top Of The World
19. Blues With A Feeling
20. Tom & Sally Drake +
21. The Blues Is Alright
Taj Mahal - guitar, banjo, organ
Kester Smith - drums
Bill Rich - bass
+ = I'm not 100% sure of this title, but I think that's what it sounds like
Taper notes: it was HOT HOT HOT on this day -- checking weather.com it claims the temperatures got up to 101 degrees in Bridgeport, CT. Not a cloud was to be found in the sky. I spent the majority of this set far away from the stage sitting under some trees to keep cool. But my mics were firmly planted in their locations so they managed to capture the whole thing. This could easily have been the hottest (temparature-wise) concert I've even been to!
Feel free to nix (or not even download) tracks 1 & 2 if you are burning to CD or aren't interested in the ramblings of Mr. Wavy Gravy. His story about meeting Albert Einstein is quite interesting, in my opinion.
Recorded, mastered, tracked, and posted by Scott Bernstein, 7/26/2011