A Weekly Dive Into John Hell's Live Bootleg Library
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Miles Davis (1970) & Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1972)
September 13, 2021 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Miles Davis (1970) & Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1972)
Another Monday, another opportunity for me to share some live delights with all of you. This wasn't an easy one. I've been asking for requests and a fellow asked for some Miles Davis, but wants me to surprise him. That's just too much responsibility!!!! I have over 100 shows of Miles from 1946 all the way up to his final year performing, and each show is either a radio broadcast or soundboard. This is too much for one person to decide. So I chose to go the Bitches Brew era.

I've got one of his hottest shows from 1970. He did a run of shows at both the Fillmore East in NYC, and the Fillmore West in SF (opening for the Grateful Dead during the SF run!!!). I can only imagine what those hippies thought sitting there, stoned out of their heads waiting for the psychedelic headliner to come on, and here's Miles as bad ass as always, blowing their minds! Damn! I know the Dead were really inspired by his performances during the April 1970 run at Fillmore West.

Enjoy this treat from March 6, 1970. The Davis Sextet opened for Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The Steve Miller Blues Band for two nights at the Fillmore East, March 6-7 (Friday-Saturday). There were two shows each night. Columbia recorded both nights, but this show remains unissued. This two-night gig is Wayne Shorter's last as a member of the Sextet. (He did remain with Davis for a studio date on March 17.)

For the record, Miles could not stand Steve Miller. He did enjoy and respect Jerry Garcia however. Read his autobiography "Miles", for all the juicy details.

Lineage: SBD > ? > Trade CDR > AIFF > FLAC

For the second show tonight, not a request, but something I thought with compliment the Miles Davis set. I've got a man too many called a carny, considering his ability to play multiple woodwinds and brass instruments at once. And he was blind to top it off! I'm talking about Rahsaan Roland Kirk. This show from March 3, 1972 comes to us from a performance in Hamburg, Germany, and may be an audience in a radio studio; I'm not certain. This is the second set only, as the first set appears to be unavailable. But what a set! Kirk aims to please. He shows you the theme and then throws it out the window until the end.
Lineage: EAC > Audacity (normalization - Noises cutting) > TLH (SBE - Flac 8)

As usual, following the Monday night show, I will post the link at the top of this page for you to download this show and keep it.

If you miss seeing live music as much as I have, then I think you're really going to enjoy my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza on Radio Valencia. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists and bands, spanning many genres. Every Monday is a chance for me to share some treats with you. I hope you enjoy and share the music. MAKE A REQUEST!!!

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