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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Jeff Beck (1968) and Jimi Hendrix Experience (1969)
November 21, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Jeff Beck (1968) and Jimi Hendrix Experience (1969)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


In the two plus years I have hosted this show, this will be the third time I have featured Jimi Hendrix (shows 5 and 51). Tonight is my 83rd live bootleg show and I'm close to slowing down. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists, spread across dozens of genres. I live to share these shows with you, free of charge. They have been shared with me, and I am thrilled to pay it forward (so to speak).

Let's start off with some boogie from the Jeff Beck Group, circa 1968, featuring a very young Rod Stewart on vocals, along with Ronnie Wood on bass, Mickey Waller on drums and of course Jeff Beck on guitar. The first is a full show from their set July 24, 1968 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. This is a remastered edition, which has been phase corrected and cleaned of all glitches and digi-noise. I recall buying "Truth" on LP back in the mid-80s when I was a teenager, and that album blew my young, fragile mind. It still does.
Notes from Whofans' original torrent,

Also known as the Bill Graham Masters

This has the best sound quality of this group in existence. Jeff is on fire, and we get to hear Jeff sing more than any other live show I know of (not that that is neccessarily a good thing). "The Sun is Shining" is worth the price of admission alone. Also, Let Me Love You has a great swing to it, and Jeff's Les Paul tone is awesome.

Updated Lineage: SBD > unknown > CDR > CDR > EAC > FLAC > dime download > Adobe Audition for clean up and retracking with Izotope ozone for phase correction > TLH Flac level 8

There is some Jeff Beck filler from the BBC in 1968. I know you're gonna dig.

Our headliner tonight is the one and only Jimi Hendrix Experience, from the LA Forum, April 26, 1969, showcasing the late guitar icon at the height of his abilities. It features the original Experience lineup with Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums, just in time for what would have been Hendrix's 80th birthday (Nov 27).

What a brilliant show from a band at the top of its form. There are a ton of posthumous Hendrix releases, but I think you're going to have a near impossible time finding something that is going to top what you listen to here tonight.

Lineage: Soundboard Recorded live by Wally Heider and Bill Halverson

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Bird (1953) & Dizzy (1970)
November 14, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Bird (1953) & Dizzy (1970)


John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


I think my dad was the coolest cat on the block. Of course, for those of us who were lucky to have good fathers in our lives, who didn't think of their dad as the coolest? He was a working man; a watchmaker, and a small business owner. He was a high school dropout, who grew up in the working class neighborhood on the east side of Toledo, Ohio in the 40s, 50s and 60s. He spent much of his teenage years and early 20s rolling up through Ann Arbor and Detroit to race cars and see great live music.
When he wasn't working at his own father's store, he was under the hood of some mid-century classic automobile; usually a Chevy. He would buy cars, fix them up and sell them for a few extra bucks. Every so often he would get himself and my mom a real fun car for them to enjoy (OK, mostly for my dad to enjoy): a 1966 GTO, 1970 429 Super Cobra Jet in a Gran Torino body. And four Corvettes ('64, '66, '66, and '68). I was alive for the '66 and '68. I even took the '66 out for a spin when I was in my late teens. He checked the odometer and busted me for it, but not so bad that he didn't let me drive it with him next to me.

It was the music he turned me onto that has helped turn me into the music-lover I am today. He would always have Jazz and 60s Blues and R&B playing in the garage while I was growing up. The sounds coming from the small speaker were so foreign to my ear, but I was really drawn to them. I'm certain he was never into music like I am, but he always had a great ear for more than just pop. Music was never just in the background for him. He has a discerning ear. Music has always brought him joy. It's taken him to a higher place. I learned at a young age to take music listening seriously; there is always something to learn.

We went to record stores together, and I really love that he would take chances on artists he had never heard, based on the name of the band, or even the look of the record cover. Ha!

Though I wouldn't say Jazz was Harvey's go-to genre, it was my own love of Jazz that I thank him for. I learned to enjoy the composition and rush it because of him. To take it in.

Tonight I have a really great show from the one and only Dizzy Gillespie to share with you from Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France, March 15, 1970. This FM broadcast features Dizzy at the prime of his performing years. It also features George Davis (guitar), Mike Longo (piano), Red Mitchell (double bass) and David Lee (drums). Sit back and enjoy this show.

Lineage: FM > Yamaha TX-330 > Audacity (WAV) > WaveLab > FLAC (level 8, sector-align)

I also have some filler at the start of the program: Charlie "Yardbird" Parker from Birdland, New York City, NY, May 29, 1953. This is only two tracks running about 13 minutes, but it's a real treat.

Charlie Parker - Alto sax
Bud Powell - Piano
Charles Mingus - Bass
Arthur Taylor - Drums
Candido Camero - Conga
Bob Garrity - Announcer

Lineage: WJZ broadcast > ? > "The Bird You Never Heard" (Stash STCD 10) > EAC > FLAC (secure mode)

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Dead Trio (2009) and Lucinda Williams (2014)
November 7, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Dead Trio (2009) and Lucinda Williams (2014)


John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


Living in the Bay Area as a music freak means having almost too many good shows around too often. Seriously. it's an embarrassment of riches with plenty to go around. Get here and see for yourself.
Late spring through early fall always meant outdoor shows around here. The summer has always meant shows in Golden Gate Park, Stern Grove and hitting the highway to head to the Sierra's for many festivals. I was an usher at Shoreline Amphitheater in its earliest days, and was lucky to see some very memorable shows. Now that I think about it the summers included the Greek Theater and Frost Amphitheater as well. Then there was the Haight Street Fair. It was overly packed, but the bands were always a hoot.

I've never been one to want to spend a dime for a concert in the park. I just do not understand how Outside Lands can exist in Golden Gate Park. I think if you have a SF ID then you have every right to walk right in there.

The headliner tonight, Lucinda Williams, really shines in an outdoor setting. I have seen here at Stern Grove, and I was at this show you're going to hear tonight, at the remarkable Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, which takes place for three days around my birthday, at the end of September each year, thanks to the late music lover, and local billionaire, Warren Hellman. When he died he left a trust making certain the festival would continue and that it would remain free. Thanks Warren!

This set from October 3, 2014 is such a treat. The band is in top form, and the set is one of her best, pulling from much of her catalogue, and includes a Neil Young cover and Allman Brothers cover. I know you're going to dig this.

Lineage: Webcast -> AdobeHDS script -> .flv -> Avidemux 2.6 -> .mkv (no transcoding) Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 2104 Kbps 23.97 fps Audio: AAC 100 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo -> mp3


Leading up to the Lucinda Williams set I've got a short little taste from Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Warren Haynes, live in the KFOG Play Space, May 11, 2009. It's Grateful Dead songs done acoustically, with some banter between songs.
Lineage: Proton RS-330 receiver (FM stereo) line out > Sony R-500 (A/D conversion only SBM on 16/48) > Audiophile USB > PC > Samplitude 6.0 (16/44.1) > CDWav > flac 6 > mp3

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Iggy Pop 2016 and 2022
October 31, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Iggy Pop 2016 and 2022
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

Well it's Halloween and that means it's time for something stronger than dirt, something that will stick to your clothes. Something that's a stain you'll never get out, as hard as you try.
This calls for Iggy!

James "Iggy Pop" Osterberg should not even be alive today. Serious as a heat attack, this guy has nine lives and has used up nearly 20. He has yet to publish a memoir, but when he does you can bet I'll be the first in line to buy it. He's given his fair share of excellent interviews, the best of which appears in the classic Punk history by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, "Please Kill Me". Also, there's the seminal documentary "Gimme Danger", which I can gladly watch a few more dozen times.

Iggy is more than a showman. He's the most original from a genre that was as think on originals as it was on posers. Iggy does not suffer fools.

On my show tonight I feature two recent shows that show how strong his spirit remains.

First up is a partial show from his Isle of Wight appearance on June 11, 2016. This is a Sky Arts broadcast, and the quality is incredible. It clocks in at about 21 minutes and I really need to find the rest of this show, I can tell you that.

Lineage: Sky Arts broadcast 2022-04-09 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .ts > VideoRedo TV Suite (version 6.62.6.833 (2021-09-22)) > mkv > mkvmergeGUI v68.0.0 > .mkv file >mp3



The headlining set tonight comes from a blistering hot show from Jazz Middelheim festival @ Park Den Brandt, in Antwerpen (Belgium) on August 13, 2022. I love how brilliant Iggy still is. He's truly in fine form at the tender age of 75! I tell ya, heroin is a preservative! He and Keith Richards will outlive us all. He's got a young (to him) band backing him up, which includes a small horn section. All the hits are here, and he'll punch you in the throat if you're not having a real good time.
Lineage: radio master
source: DAB+ radio (Klara radio, live-to-air) > Roland R-05
mastering: Cool Edit Pro > CD Wave Editor > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC format: 16 bit/44.1 kHz

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Khruangbin (2021) and Father John Misty (2022)
October 17, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Khruangbin (2021) and Father John Misty (2022)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

In the there's-so-much-good-new-music-why-would-I-continue-to-share-older-shows-with-you department, first I would say I play plenty of newer artists on this show, thank you very much. And secondly, just take a listen to what I have on tap for you tonight!
This first band really blew me away when I discovered them somewhat recently. Hailing from Houston, Texas, Khruangbin is a fascinating trip that mixes rock and global influences including dub, surf and funk into their mostly instrumental tunes. And what a joy they are to look at!

This show from Austin City Limits, at the Moody Theater in Austin, September 13, 2021 is a great glimpse into a band that is hitting their creative peak. They have a lot of Spanish and Middle Eastern influences in their sound too. I have played them a few times on my Monday 8pm show, Hell's Kitchen Radio, and I'm excited to have this live show to share with you tonight.

Lineage: HD cable > TiVo Premiere > PC via kmttg > VideoReDo > .ts files > mp3


Our headliner tonight is none other than son of a ladies man, Josh Tillman, aka: Father John Misty. I was first turned onto him when the FJM debut release "Fear Fun" was released, and I was immediately struck by his tongue-in-cheek lyrics and excellent storytelling. I was lucky to see him live a few times during his first tours, including at the Fillmore in SF, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
This show is a digital broadcast from St. David's Hall in Cardiff, UK, is from April 3, 2022 featuring music from his the career of FTM. It's a stellar show with many remarkable performances of favorite songs.

Lineage: digital broadcast (cable) - Vistron VT 855 - Audacity - xACT (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 / 192 kbit/s) > mp3

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pharoah Sanders (1968) & Nina Simone (1969)
October 10, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pharoah Sanders (1968) & Nina Simone (1969)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

There was Jazz playing in my house growing up, but it wasn't until I hosted a Jazz specialty show on KFJC for four years, that I really dove deep into the genre. There's so much to discover in this truly original American genre.
Monday night, starting at 6pm PDST I've got two great shows to share with you.

First up is the currently departed saxophonist Pharoah Sanders in all his blazing glory, live from the Early Bird Jazz Club, in Antibes, France, July 21, 1968. This show is early in his career as a band leader, and features the late, great Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Norris Jones on bass, Majeed Shabazz on drums, with guest Michel Roques on tenor sax. Sanders died on September 24, 2022, at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 81.

Lineage: Broadcast > unknown > CDR > FLAC > MP3 (xact)


Our headliner tonight is undisputed heavyweight jazz vocalist of the civil rights era. The one and only Nina Simone. I can't believe I have yet to play a show of hers on this show. Some might tell me I need to play more female Jazz vocalists. To that I say "no thank you!". OK, actually there is a lot more room for female Jazz vocalists. I'm just partial to Miss Simone.
This show is taken from a professional video, recorded March 25, 1969 at the Olympia Theater, Paris France. Hey, two shows from France tonight, less than a year apart, by two Black musicians who were treated with disdain by White American, just to be loved by the French. What a surprise! This entire show features the brilliant piano playing and singing of one of the most original performers ever to grace a stage.

This show features Nina on vocals and piano, Al Schackman on guitar, Gene Perla on bass, Don Alias on drums. Weldon Irving plays organ, with Gina Rothchild and Doris Willingham on backing vocals.

Lineage: Audio: aac (LC), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp > MP3

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Bonnaroo and Coachella 2022
October 3, 2022 6:00pm

 

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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Bonnaroo and Coachella 2022
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

OK, let me tell you about last night. Holy Hell that was one Hell of an awesome show. And I have been to quite a few. Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

Two years ago my buddy of 30+ years, The Alchemist (Wednesdays 10-midnight on Radio Valencia), gifted me with a pair of tickets to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at The Greek Theater in Berkeley, only to have it postponed until last night! The wait was certainly worth it.
I've been into this band since "Flying Microtonal Banana" was released back in 2017, and I quickly got on the bus. Hey, I can be on more than one bus at a time! Between then and now I have purchased up everything they have released. OK, I think the only thing of theirs I don't have is "LW".

This band is on a completely different level; a different galaxy. Hell, a different UNIVERSE! The Gizz-verse!

The anticipation for this show was running high, and the line to get into the venue was long and a real



treat. Having to been to my share of shows at The Greek, I was confident we would do OK with seating, as long as I didn't have to suffer that damnable hill. I hate that hill. If you've been to The Greek then you hate it too.
I grabbed us seats center stage, five rows up from the soundboard! The sweetest of the sweet spots. And the crowd around us was better than you could ever ask for. A bunch of younger heads were right behind us. A few from Santa Cruz and their friends who flew in from Minneapolis. Shout out to Jamie, Alec, and Cameron. You guys were really great to dance with. There were a couple guys closer to our age right in front: CJ, and his buddy. It really reminded me of seeing the Dead in the 80s, when band was at a peak.


KGLW came out ready for the three hour marathon. I'm not going to write a show review, but I can tell you that the musicianship, along with the powerful lights and ridiculous video background, really allowed for a fully immersive experience; one I will not soon forget.
I've seen some really good shows lately, KGLW, Kikagaku Moyo, and OCees (Thee Oh Sees, OCS, etc, etc. etc.). The standards have been set pretty high. It's going to take a while to come down to planet Earth after this show.

Tonight, I'm excited to bring you highlights from their two weekends at Coachella, April 15 and 22, 2022, along with the complete Bonnaroo set from June 17, 2022. This a band that is doing what no one else is doing.

There was a saying in the world of the Grateful Dead: "They aren't the best at what they do, they're the



only one's who do what they do". I can safely say the same about King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Go see them live and buy absolutely everything the sell.. They even give a lot of their music away!!!
Lineage: April 15 & 22: SP-CMC-8 (w/Mods) > Sony PCM-M10 > Sandisk Mini-SD Card (32gb - Class 10)

Lineage: June 17, 2022: Soundboard - recorded by the KGLW crew.

Enjoy and remember, there is no Planet B.

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - July 2, 2022
September 26, 2022 6:00pm

 

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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - July 2, 2022


John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific


He's good. He's bad. He's dark. He's full of light. He's Nick Cave. And they are the Bad Seeds. Seeing Nick Cave is far different than just listening to his records. I have had the honor to see him live a few times, and I each time I've been left in serious awe.
I have often wondered if I had what it takes to be a live performer, night after night, always bringing the intensity needed to take the audience on a journey. Few bands live up to the hype. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are one such band. They take these incredible songs and bring them to life in a way few artists can. You'll be exhausted at the end of this show.

Recorded live at the Montreux Jaxx Festival, July 2nd, 2022, this superb show is taken from the video webcast I am ever so lucky to have and to share with you. The show itself is 2:17 in length, and we only have two hours so you're going to miss the final few songs, but what you get is a masterpiece of epic proportions.

Go see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds when they come to your town. You're welcome.

Lineage: LIVE Webcast -> DownThemAll! -> TSSplitter -> FFmpeg -> MKVToolNix GUI -> .mkv -> mps 256kbps

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pink Floyd - Best of the 1977 Tour
September 19, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pink Floyd - Best of the 1977 Tour
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

I'm a sucker for a good Pink Floyd show. This is the third time since I started this show back in June 2020 that I'm playing live PF. The first show was from 1970. The second was a mix of songs from 67 - 71. Tonight it's the Animals tour from 1977.
And 1977 was night after night of amazing performances. This was a band that didn't change it up much once Dark Side of the Moon came out. So long to the long improvisational jams. In its place was a 2+ hour show that featured stellar playing, lights show, videos and a band playing at its peak!

There are certain songs they would expand on: Money being one of them. This song would often hit the 10+ minute mark. This was also the final tour they would perform Careful With That Axe, Eugene in concert. Roger Waters' attitude to retiring "classics" was mostly about the band being tired of those songs.

This tour would feature all of the "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals", along with "Money" from "Dark Side of the Moon".

I have pretty much every show from 1977, and multiple sources from each, but the bootleg label Sigma has put together some of the best versions throughout the tour, each with good audio quality. Pink Floyd rarely taped their own shows, so soundboards are hard to come by. Luckily there are some great audience recordings during this tour. Tonight this is a mix of soundboards and excellent audience recordings.

1 Sheep [Montreal 7/6, Oakland 5/9]
2 Pigs On The Wing Pt. 1 [Oakland 5/9]
3 Dogs [Oakland 5/9]
4 Pigs On The Wing Pt. 2 [Oakland 5/9, Montreal 7/6]
5 Pigs (Three Different Ones) [Montreal 7/6]
6 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 1-5 [Oakland 5/9, Fort Worth 5/1, New York 7/2]
7 Welcome To The Machine [New York 7/2]
8 Have A Cigar [New York 7/2]
9 Wish You Were Here [New York 7/2]
10 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 6-9 [New York 7/2, Miami 4/22]
11 Money [New York 7/2]

Lineage: "Best Of North American Tour 1977" Sigma 218 --> EAC --> WAV --> THL --> Flac8 --> Xact MP3 320kbps

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Flipper - Podium - Shannon Shaw - Mosswood Meltdown July 2022
August 29, 2022 6:00pm

 

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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Flipper - Podium - Shannon Shaw - Mosswood Meltdown July 2022


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I had such a blast at Mosswood Meltdown this past July that I had to share a few more shows from that weekend. There was a replay of the video stream on Twitch recently and local taper "loughney" grabbed it and created a matrix (that's a mix of audience and soundboard recordings for the newbies in the crowd) of a few of the shows.
I chose three I think you're gonna love!


First up are some really close friends of Radio Valencia, Bay Area punk heavyweights, and considered the Godfathers of sludge, Flipper! Steve, Ted and Rachel have all been on my show, and I MCd their New Years shows at Bottom of the Hill, featuring David Yow on vocals. Sadly David is no longer with the group; choosing to pursue his acting career full time. Luckily they have an excellent replacement (there really is no replacing David) with young buck Fletcher Shears from the LA band The Garden. You should have seen the acrobatics! He's really done his homework.
Regardless of what John Waters said in the intro, Steve is not the only


remaining living original member. Ted Falcone is alive and well. I think you can even hear me shout "Long live Ted!" near the start of the show. If you are even a casual fan of Flipper, this show is all the way good.
Lineage: Audience: SP-CMC-4U > Tascam DR-07x > WAV (48/24) > Soundforge (fades, edit) Soundboard: Twitch ( 44.1/32 mp4a.40.2) > WAV > Soundforge (fades, edit) Mix: Audacity Mix (Audience @ 40% x Soundboard @ 60%) > WAV (44.1/15) > CDWAVE (splits) ? FLAC > mp3 320kbps


Next up I have a little taste of my favorite surprise from the weekend. All the way from Valencia, Spain: Podium. This band is fast, furious and in your face for fun! I only took a few songs from their set as a tease. They sing in Spanish and their stage presence is over the top fabulous. Enjoy this tease and then go buy their record. It's worth it just for the incredible cover.
Lineage: Pro Video > Twitch > Wondershare Uniconverter 13 > FLAC > Audacity (spectrum check, volume normalization, fades) > CDWAVE (splits) > FLAC (48 kHz / 16 bit) > mp3 320kbps

Finally I bring you the headliner, Shannon Shaw. She's a legend in her


own time. Leader of Shannon and the Clam, and the bassist for Hunx and His Punx, Shannon Shaw is the real deal. Even Kathleen Hannah of Bikini Kill threw her some serious praise during the BK set on Sunday night. It's pretty apparent to me that Shannon has spent many hours with the needle on the record. I would love to interview her some time. Hey Shannon, have your people call my people. And by "my people" I mean me. I don't have people. Can't afford that. Sadly, Shannon's fiance (and her drummer) Joe Haener, died tragically in a car accident a few nights ago. He was such a great guy, and I knew the two of them were so happy together. There's a GoFundMe set up in support of Shannon. Please consider donating. Thank you.
Enjoy the Hell outta this set.

Lineage: Audience Souce: Taper: loughney - Location: right side of the stage
Lineage: SP-CMC-4U > Tascam DR-07x > WAV (48/24) > Soundforge (fades, edit) > CDWAVE > FLAC (44.1 kHz / 24 bit)

Soundboard Source:
Video: 1080p / 30 fps
Audio: 44.1 kHz / 32 bit
Codec: avc1.640028, mp4a.40.2
Lineage: Pro Video > Twitch 1080p > WAV > Soundforge (fades, edit) > CDWAVE > FLAC (44.1 kHz / 16 bit) > mp3 320 kbps

Halloween Meltdown tickets are now on sale!!! The lineup is HUGE!!!!

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Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Gil Scott-Heron (1976) & Max Roach and Sonny Rollins (1966)
August 15, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Gil Scott-Heron (1976) & Max Roach and Sonny Rollins (1966)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


I love Jazz. I thank my dad for having it playing in the house while I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. for my dad it was in the background, but for me any music that was playing was important. If it was good enough for it to be played in my house, then it must be something important for me to hear.
I'm the one person in my family to have gone the deepest where music is concerned. This is especially true when it comes to a genre like Jazz. I fell in love with Miles Davis first, but it didn't take me long to discover John Coltrane. From there all the be-bop greats came flooding through, leading to more contemporary artists including John Zorn, Sex Mob, and Angel Bat Dawid.

On this show I have three artists, two of whom have passed, that made their mark on the genre known as Jazz. Jazz is many genres, and tonight you'll get a taste of two: Jazz-Funk, and Be-Bop.

First up, I welcome you to a small club, the Village Gate in the great Jazz city of New York City. The artist is the late, great Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Johnson and the Midnight Band, sometime in 1976. If you have ever lived in, or around a big city anywhere in the world, or if you have ever been in one long enough to catch it's flavor, you need this music.

This music speaks the city, with latin-tinged jazz fusion, street-corner down-home musicians playing the local riffs with bongos and drums. In this case, the neighborhood kid made it big, but not big enough that everybody has heard of him. It is a low-down dirty shame that you probably haven't heard of Gil-Scott Heron. But, you need to hear him, just the same. And, after your jaw drops and shatters in a million pieces on the floor, you might ask yourself: What the fuck happened to this kind of feeling?

In this case, the city is New York, but don't let that fool or bother you. The fact that it is New York means that this particular kind of music is the real thing, not some plastic wannabe or club act. It is genuine, gritty, soul conscious, and completely real.

Lineage: WRVR FM Reel to Reel Master



Our headliners tonight feature the great drummer Max Roach, who crossed from early bop to be-bop, towards hard-pop, free-jazz, and even some funk. With him is a living legend on the saxophone, Sonny Rollins. We even get Freddie Hubbard on trumpet for the first few tracks.
This amazing show is from a European tour in 1966. On this stop in Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, November 10, 1966, Roach, Rollins and crew play three devastatingly solid tunes in one hour!

Tracks 1 and 2: Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet)
James Spaulding, (Alto)
Ronnie Mathews (Piano)
Jymie Merritt (Bass)
Max Roach (Drums)

Track 3: Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
Jymie Merritt (Bass)
Max Roach (Drums)

Lineage: FM > unknown > CDR > WAV > FLAC

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
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Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Garcia/Saunders - November 02, 1974 - The Days Between
August 8, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Garcia/Saunders - November 02, 1974 - The Days Between
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

As a huge Dead Freak it's surprising to me that I play so little Grateful Dead and Garcia-related acts on my show. One would think I would saturate the internet with all-things-Dead. Taking a look at the most tagged artists on my blog, the Grateful Dead com in at number three behind the Melvins and Ty Segall. And this is after almost 20 years of this radio blog.


I think I have shied away because you can hear them at any time on any streaming service, and so many radio stations have a specialty Grateful Dead show. Radio Valencia was lucky to host Dead Legs for a number of months! That being said we are currently in what is known as the Days Between. These are the days between the birthday of Jerry Garcia, August 1st, and his passing, August 9th. For us Deadheads this is a sacred time. It's a time to share stories, pictures, our favorite live shows, and hold one another closer, in celebration of the one who took us on journeys we will always be grateful for.

I got on the bus when I was 12, way back in 1982, and am still enjoying the ride.

When it comes to Jerry, there are many who haven't taken the time to explore his musical output outside of the comfort of the Grateful Dead. Jerry was known to never put his guitar down. He certainly would have played all night, had the clubs allowed him too. And there were many nights he would show up at an after-hours club, following a Dead performance to sit in with friends into the wee hours of the morning.

In the earlier days, 67-74, Jerry was lucky enough to be able to play the smaller more intimate clubs,

where he could really stretch out, without being hounded as some kind of guru, which he was not! The show I'm sharing tonight is one such place. Jerry, along with organist Merle Saunders, played almost 300 shows together between 1970 and 1975. These were some real precious shows, not to be missed.
The show tonight, November 02, 1974, from the Keystone in Berkeley, is a real treasure. I have often stated that seeing Jerry without the Dead is like going to Church. And John Hell is NOT a religious man! If there is a Goddess then it's in the music created by Jerry and the musicians he surrounded himself with.

This is a *pitch-corrected version of GarciaLive Volume 18: Keystone Berkeley November 2nd, 1974. This is the complete & previously uncirculated two-set Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders performance originally recorded to 1/4" analog reels by the great Betty Cantor Jackson. * Pitch Corrected (101.45%)

Jerry Garcia - electric guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals
John Kahn - electric bass
Martin Fierro - saxophone, flute
Paul Humphrey - drums

Give this two hour show a listen and see if you disagree.

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jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Idles (2022) & Amyl and the Sniffers (2022)
July 25, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Idles (2022) & Amyl and the Sniffers (2022)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

After seeing Melvins and Helms Alee this past week I knew I had to get loud for this show. I think I have the perfect solution.
Two shows from the recent Glastonbury Festival. And these shows are really really loud.


First up, from June 24, 2022 are Idles. They aren't Punk. They aren't post-Punk. I don't know what the Hell they are, but they are loud, angry, full of love and here to date you. All of you. This is a brilliant and very aggressive set, including a cover of the Beatles "All You Need is Love".
If you haven't heard Idles yet, you are really in for a treat. Seeing them live is an event like no other. Check out some live videos of them. I actually took this particular show from the video feed. WOW! It's on my to-do list to see these guys live the next time they make it to the Bay Area.

Lineage: C Website Live Stream > download script > joined as .ts file > VOD : BBC website VOD > get_iplayer > .ts > then : VideoRedo TV Suite (version 5.4.84.771 (2018-09-24)) > mkv > mkvmergeGUI v68.0.0 (chapters) > .mkv file > VLC converter to mp3


Our headliner tonight is the cream of the crop. All the way from Australia and ready to show you how absolutely, and justifiably pissed off she is, Amyl and the Sniffers! What a brilliant set this is. Sadly I missed when they were in SF. I was sick, and not COVID sick. I have no idea what the Hell that was about. I haven't been ill since November 2017, and before that summer 1997. No lie. I never get sick. I was really looking forward to that show too. Dang. This will have to do. And it will.

I also took this from the video feed, so go out there and find it so you can watch it too!

I personally love both of these sets for two international bands calling out the US Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade. I mean really, where the fuck is this country going? And I teach law and civics for fuck's sake!

Lineage: BBC iPlayer website -> get_iplayer -> MP4 > VLC converter to MP3

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Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Janis Joplin (1970) & Mdou Moctar (2019)
July 18, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Janis Joplin (1970) & Mdou Moctar (2019)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


Here's a pairing I think Bill Graham would have been excited to book. First up, considered one of the all-time greatest guitarists, and chances are you have never heard him: Mdou Moctar, all the way from Agadez, Niger, who performs modern rock music inspired by Tuareg guitar music. His first guitar used bicycle cables as strings. His style is a mix of Tuareg mixed with many rock elements. This guy knows his way up and down a fretboard.
I have a short opening set for you performed live at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 07, 2019. This is a clean soundboard recording, where you can hear every note as if you're sitting next to him on the stage.

Lineage: Soundboard + Schoeps MK5c (onstage, XY)>KC5>CMC6 + MBHO MBP603a/KA200N (at SBD, PAS)>Aerco MP-2>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )



Our headliner tonight is none other than Pearl herself, Janis Joplin along with her backing band the Full Tilt Boogie Band. This show was recorded during the mythical Festival Express tour, featuring Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, and many more amazing acts, all taking the train across Canada during the summer of 1970. If you want to get a look at some of the highlights, including footage of them partying and playing on the train, you can catch the official documentary, released in 2003.
Joplin's set is a true classic. She is in prime form here, and the banter during and between songs is just excellent. I really love this show from June 28, 1970 at the CNE Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Lineage: Soundboard > ? > Traded fileset > DL > FLAC (level 8, align on sector boundaries)

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Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

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jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Hunx and His Punx & Bikini Kill (Mosswood Meltdown 2022)
July 11, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Hunx and His Punx & Bikini Kill (Mosswood Meltdown 2022)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


Hot damn, this was a great weekend! I attended Mosswood Meltdown, July 2nd and 3rd at Mosswood Park in Oakland. This used to be Burger Boogaloo until the Burger boys were justifiably canceled. Two great days with 18 amazing bands including Flipper, Kim Gordon, Shannon Shaw, Pansy Division, The Dirt Bombs, The Linda Lindas and more! And I ran into so many great people. It was like coming home week!
I also brought along my own stereo recorder hoping to grab a few sets. I've been collecting shows for decades, but I can count the number of shows I've recorded on one hand, literally.

Tonight I have two great shows I am super excited to share with you.



First up from the amphitheater stage are Hunx and His Punx, featuring Hunx (Seth Bogart) and Shannon Shaw. What a riot! The comments between the songs really add to the mix. I didn't record this one but I have to say it sounds great and you can really feel the crowd.


I did however record the headliner tonight, Bikini Kill!!!! Oh wow, what a joy this set was. I can't get into the backstage drama, but I can tell you the set is A+++. And my recording of it really surprised the Hell right outta me! The between-song banter is really worth the price of admission as Kathleen Hannah was on a warpath. You are really going to love this.
Both sets are introduced by the one and only John Waters, who MCs these shows each year.

I know you're going to dig this!

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Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Police (1979) and The Cramps (1986)
June 27, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Police (1979) and The Cramps (1986)


John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm


Another week, another opportunity to share a few shows from my vast bootleg library. I have thousands of shows, from hundreds of artists, spread across dozens of genres. It can be a real challenge to what to share with you from week to week. I have a running list organized in genres, of shows I think you'll really enjoy, but there are weeks that I find a show that I really need to place at the front of the line. Tonight is such a night.
First up, The Police on their first North American tour! And this particular show, March 29, 1979 at My Father's Place on Long Island in New York may just be the best show of the tour! No kidding. It's super hot. And the club is small enough that you can feel the energy coming straight through your speakers. If you're a fan of The Police, you are going to want to crank this up. They're touring behind their first release, Outlandos D'Amour, released in November 1978. The hits are there. One track in particular is so well received they play it twice! Apparently they played it twice almost each show of the tour. HA! This was broadcast on WLIR-FM

Lineage: My Original Tape>Akai CS-M01A > M-Audio Audiophile2496 > Sound Forge > CDWav > WAV > FLAC



Though The Police would normally be considered a headlining act, this is my show, so no go. Instead our headliner tonight is the one and only The Cramps! I've got this remarkable show from April 21, 1986 in Zurich, Switzerland. WOW! For those of you who know The Cramps, you know of their love for everything B-Movie. Perhaps this is why I love them so much, being raised on the "best" of the 50s and 60s B-movies by a father who had a real keen sense of humor. Thanks dad. There's also the double entendre era Cramps. Starting with their "A Date With Elvis" era in 1986, sexual double entendres would almost be exclusive in their songwriting, making it challenging for them to be able to find distribution in the United States, especially with titles like "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?". Well, can it?
This show features Lux, Poison Ivy, Nick Knox and Fur (Jennifer Dixon, the first bassist to ever appear with them on stage).

Lineage: FM > analog FM > analog cassette tape (2nd gen./azimuth optimised) > SB > Adobe Audition (acquisition/editing) > Wav > Trader's Little Helper (level 6/sb aligned) > WAV > Goldwave (splitting tracks 16 & 19) > Trader's Little Helper (level 8/sb aligned)

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Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Kikagaku Moyo (2021) & KGLW Filler
June 13, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Kikagaku Moyo (2021) & KGLW Filler
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://hellskitchenradio.blogspot.com/

You ever get on the bus too late? Yeah, I hate when that happens. In this case, I found out about Japanese psych band, Kikagaku Moyo close to a year ago, shortly before they played to a sold out crowd in San Francisco; a show I could have attended, but decided not to. For shame. And then I read that they are embarking on their final tour as a band before calling it quits, because, you know, they're more successful than ever, so let's call it quits. Smart!

So they announce a farewell tour, and I see online when the Bay Area show is going to be, and I place the date tickets are going on sale onto my calendar, with an alarm set! I'm so psyched. I tell everyone I know to get tickets to this show! And then the morning of the ticket sale happens and I remember at the very last moment that I'll be in Yosemite the day of the show. Nice

I did talk my buddy Eric into going, having never even heard the band before. He went. He took his wife. They love it.

So now I notice I am never to see this incredible band ever again, and low and behold they announce one more North American swing this coming fall!!! I did not hesitate to get my tickets this time. Please catch them before they move on to whatever is making them break up. I mean really, wtf?

This show is taken from November 19, 2021 at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, Illinois. I have never heard of this club, but this matrix recording is really good, so it tells me the room is solid. If you've never heard Kikagaku Moyo, calling them a psych band is really not doing them justice. They play traditional rock instruments, along with sitar. They have had more success outside of Japan, often playing the festival circuits. Their songs are long and build up to a strong jamming steam.

Their name translates to "geometric patterns" after their drummer which the drummer Go Kurosawa suggested as a band name after getting visuals caused by sleep deprivation during a long jam session at night.

Lineage: This is a matrix recording
Source 1: mono soundboard feed
Source 2: Beyerdynamic MC 930 stereo pair (ORTF)
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre 6 at 24/48
Software: Audacity, Fission, xAct

I had a little bit of time left following this set, so I added some filler from King Gizard and the Lizard Wizard (who has played a few times with Kikagaku Moyo) from June 19, 2015 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. I shared the final two tracks from this stellar performance. I played this entire King Gizzard show on here January 4, 2021, and you can find it here.

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Judas Priest (1986) and Black Sabbath (1970)
June 6, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Judas Priest (1986) and Black Sabbath (1970)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

I need to burn some sage or something to get this past few months off of me. I guess some metal sage will have to do.
Growing up in the 80s meant a lot of metal in my life. Luckily for me I never cared what my friends thought of my musical taste, so there was rock, metal, punk, rap, and the good ol' Grateful Dead.

But for tonight I really need to blistering guitar solos. I can't think of a better duo than these two headliners: Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.


Let's start off with some British Steel! Judas Priest with the double guitar assault of KK Downing and Glenn Tipton. In the 80s nothing could compare to these two. I still hold Priest up there as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. They set the standard of what heavy metal was supposed to be. I can still hear their influence in almost every band that calls themselves metal, today.
This show from September 10, 1982 at the Civic Center in San Antonio, Texas is the perfect example of a heavy metal band firing on all cylinders. The vocals of Rob Halford have never been better. The classic metal quintet is en fuego!

Lineage: Pre-FM Master Tape -> M-Audio Micro Track 2 -> Adobe Audition -> .alac -> dbPoweramp -> .flac (level 8) -> xAct MP3 (320kbps)

I truly believe there wouldn't even be a genre of metal if it weren't for our headliner tonight. Black Sabbath burst on the scene in 1969 and starting with their self-titled debut, blew the doors off every other band within a 100 mile radius. By 1971 a good one hundred bands around the world were trying to sound just like them. Even the great Flower Travelin' Band out of Japan covered "Black Sabbath" on their debut album just a few scant months after Sabbath released it.


I have quite a few Sabbath shows from throughout their career, but call me a purist, I really prefer the original quartet. This show from December 20, 1970 shows the prowess that is Black Sabbath. I would have loved to have been in the room during these early shows, when they were still finding their footing, and the audience was right along there with them.
Lineage: Soundboard Recording for TV Broadcast

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Blasters (1982) and Toots and the Maytals (1978)
May 30, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Blasters (1982) and Toots and the Maytals (1978)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

When I think of the many shows rock impresario Bill Graham put together at the fabled Fillmore's, I always wondered what was going through his mind when he put a few of these together. Miles Davis opening for the Grateful Dead. Bo Diddley and Jefferson Airplane.
Tonight it's a dream show of mine: The Blasters and Toots and the Maytals.

Hot damn, I would have loved to have been to both of these shows. I actually have a very strong memory of seeing The Blasters on local cable access TV when I was living in El Toro, CA in between early 1981 and late 1982. I was between the ages of 10 - 12, and I can assure you it made a huge impact on my life, seeing those rockabilly studs on the stage. Dave Alvin looked like he was fucking the audience every time he slid that Tele between his open legs. And that HAIR!

Tonight I have such an amazing set from them I should be arrested. Check out The Blasters, March 27, 1982, live in their own backyard at The Roxy in Hollywood. I'm not 100% certain of the lineage but I do know it's a soundboard source. Get ready boogie.


Our headliner tonight is the one and only Toots and the Maytals, captured live at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, February 7, 1978. This was one hell of a tour. I have a few shows from it, and each is as good as the previous.
The thing I love about Toots is his ability to work the room. Seeing him live performing 54-46 Was My Number must have been pure magic. I know you're going to dig this.

Lineage: Low gen. soundboard reel

You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Alice Coltrane (1972) and Tony Williams Lifetime (1974)
April 25, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Alice Coltrane (1972) and Tony Williams Lifetime (1974)


John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

Words won't do this justice. Have you ever heard Alice Coltrane? Have you ever hear OF Alice Coltrane? One could call her the widow of the late great, Jazz pioneer John Coltrane, and that would of course be true, but it doesn't do her justice.
Alice Coltrane is deserving of her own genre-leading, genre-bending titles. She was no coattail rider. Alice Coltrane was a force!


Alice Coltrane (née McLeod; August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007), also known by her adopted Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda, was an American jazz musician and composer, and in her later years a swamini. An accomplished pianist and one of the few harpists in the history of jazz, she recorded many albums as a bandleader, beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Impulse! and other record labels.[1] She was married to jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane, with whom she performed in 1966–1967.[2] One of the foremost exponents of the "spiritual jazz" style, her eclectic music proved widely influential both within and outside the world of jazz.
This performance tonight was recorded at the Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, July 23, 1972, featuring Alice Coltrane (Harp, Organ, Piano), Charlie Haden (Bass), Ben Riley (Drums), Aashish Khan (Sarod), Pranesh Khan (Tabla), Bobby W. (Tambura [Tambora], Percussion).

This comes from a rare 2LP vinyl bootleg released in 2019. The sound is excellent for a boot, supposedly a soundboard recording, no other details. the performance, on the other hand, is incredible. The sarod/tabla duet parts are just the icing on the cake. Considering this is a vinyl bootleg, you will hear fade out/fade in following each track.

Lineage: brand new 2LP vinyl > MMF-5 turntable with Goldring needle > Tascam CDR900W-MKII burner > CDRW > Macbook Pro iTunes import as AIFF > Amadeus (volume boost, no other processing) > Xact FLAC > Xact MP3 320kbs


Following up this gem of a show was no easy task, so I'm not really going to try to one-up it. Instead I have something you have never hear before: an unreleased Tony Williams Lifetime recording from 1974, AKA "The Stockholm Sessions". This lineup, sometimes knows as "Wildlife" features Tony Willams (Drums), Jack Bruce (Bass), Allan Holdsworth (Guitar), Webster Lewis (Keys), Laura "Tequila" Logan (Vocals).
I would have given anything to see this lineup perform live. Side note, I saw Tony Williams funeral procession drive down Junipero Serra Boulevard when he passed away in 1997 at the young age of 51. Shoot, that's my age. Damn.

Lineage: cd on trade > flac > Xact MP3 320kbs


You can find my mostly-complete list of live shows right here. Have a request? Leave a comment.

Support these bands. Buy their officially released music and merch, and never ever sell live bootlegs. These are for trade only.
Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh


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