Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Playlist for November 16, 2005

Link of the Week:
Big Brother is watching you!
Find out what he uses!

Boots of the Week

May 13, 1968 [date uncertain]
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

The sound quality is very good FM from low gen. off-air reel.

1st set 47:04
01 Waiting 8:21
02 Treat 10:22
03 Evil Ways 8:45
04 Shades of Time 3:40
05 > Savor 5:03
06 > Jingo 10:19
07 announcer & crowd noise 0:41

2nd set 40:29
01 announcer intro & crowd noise 0:10
02 Persuasion 3:47
03 Soul Sacrifice 3:31
04 > drums 11:36
05 > Soul Sacrifice 20:44
06 talk: "Don't Go No Further..." & crowd noise 0:38

Carlos Santana: Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Marcus Malone: Percussion
David Brown: Bass
Gregg Rolie: Keyboards, Vocals
Bob "Doc" Livingston: Drums

Probable lineage: 1st or 2nd gen. copy of off-air reel master.

The date is uncertain because of the announcer comments at the end of the first set about 5 nights coming up of benefit shows with 5 bands a night. There is a poster for Santana playing at the Avalon from May 17-19, which would be the last 3 nights of that "5 day benefit" if the date of the 13th was correct but only 2 bands and no benefit are listed on the poster for the May 17-19 run. Some people think that this is from that May 17-19 run at the Avalon, but that comment about the benefit still messes things up, because there are Avalon posters with the typical 2 bands and no mention of any benefits all the way up to the end of November 1968. After Chet Helms "Family Dog" stopped booking shows at the Avalon another promoter, "Soundproof", put on more shows at The Avalon starting in January 1969. Jerry Abram's Headlights are mentioned also by the announcer, and they did do both the '68 Family Dog Avalon shows and the '69 Soundproof shows.

Based upon all of this information, I would put the probable date as being close to the end of Chet Helms run at the Avalon. The posters for weekly Friday thru Sunday shows stopped at the end of November, 1968. Soundproof took over in January '69, so I would speculate that this show here is really from December, 1968. That would be when benefits to keep Chet Helms going at The Avalon would have been probable. The announcer doesn't say that the benefit shows would be for any other cause, and the regular scheduled weekend shows apparently had ended, so there might have been time for a 5 day Wednesday thru Sunday benefit before the Family Dog completely stopped doing shows at the Avalon...

So I am listing this as 5-13-68 [date uncertain - might actually be from December, 1968]

But I'm sure you will enjoy this no matter what!

The Housemartins
Glastonbury Fetival - June 1986
From BBC Radio 1 broadcast 30th Nov 1986.

01 Think For A Minute
02 Heaven Help Us All
03 Over There
04 Sheep
05 We're Not Deep
06 Anxious
07 Me & The Farmer
08 Happy Hour
09 I'll Be Your Shelter (Just Like A Shelter)

DJ Me DJ You - Take Your Medication - Simplemachinesrock (Emperor Norton)
Grand Master Flash - White Lines - (v.a.) SOUL (Rhino)
DJ Pantshead - Don't Believe The Sensorair -
R Stevie Moore-Yukio Yung - Norway - The Yung & Moore Show (
R Stevie Moore - She Dont Know What to Do With Herself - Phonography (
The Raincoats - Life on the Line - The Raincoats (DGC)
The Beatles - Please Mr postman - With The Beatles (Capitol)
Timbuk 3 - Legalize Our Love - A Hundred Lovers (High Street Records)
DJ Spooky - Bill LAswell vs Vadic - Rhythm Science (Sub Rosa)
Tangerine Dream - Fly and Collision of Comas Sola - Alpha Centauri (Sanctuary)
Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine - Wish You Were Here (Capitol)
unknown artist - rap track - from found cassette

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