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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Led Zeppelin - April 27, 1969
April 11, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Led Zeppelin - April 27, 1969


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


Well if you host a live bootleg show and don't play Led Zeppelin from time to time, what the hell are you doing this show for at all? I mean really now?
When it comes to collecting bootlegs for the past 35+ years there are four bands that have always been the staple: Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.


There are plenty of quality Zep soundboards making the rounds today, but back in the 80s when I started collecting, finding a really good soundboard was not easy. Most of the shows that were available (and most were on vinyl) were C-quality audience. I still own about 20 of these. Once the digital age began, and more peer-to-peer sharing and then with Bit Torrent we started to see many more quality soundboards.
And then there's the performance itself. Led Zeppelin was really hit and miss when it came to bringing it live. The early years are by far the most consistent, as they were building a name for themselves. By the time 1975 came around, many shows were lackluster (IMHO). Plant's voice couldn't stay strong through the entire show. If Page was feeling down, he would drown it in Jack Daniels and play sloppy. Jones and Bonham were always pounding away, but without all four bringing their all, it got down right embarrassing at times.

Not so with this show. 1969 was still early for this band who knew they had to prove themselves in front of the finicky San Francisco crowd. Hippies-be-damned, Led Zeppelin was going to show them all what a powerhouse band they were. And so they did.

This show comes just three months after the release of their seminal debut self-titled album. And what a way to introduce them to the world! This was their second US tour of the year, and the first shows of this important tour. They knew they had to win over the states if they were going to mark their place as rock legends. April 27th is the final show of this four show run. They would complete four tours of the US in 1969, closing out their final tour of 1969 in of all places, San Francisco.
I can't say enough great things about this show brought to you by these fabulous four youths on the verge of rock stardom. Love them or hate them, can you even imagine the rock genre if there was no Led Zeppelin? I don't even want to think about that.

LINEAGE: KSJO FM BROADCAST ANALOG 1ST GENERATION TAPE TO DAT TO AUDIO CLEANING LAB FOR TRACK MARKS TO WAV 16/48 TO TLH FLAC LEVEL 8

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 - Ty Segall 2016 and 2019
March 28, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Ty Segall 2016 and 2019
Tonight I'm headed to see Ty Segall's very loud side-project, FUZZ with Chad Ubovich and Charles Mootheart. This is the second (or third) time this show has been rescheduled. Cross your fingers it's happening. It'll be my third time seeing this group. I've seen Ty Segall probably about a dozen times in total now.

It's safe to say I have a crush on Ty Segall. I'll eat up anything this man releases (enter pun here).


That being said I wanted to set you up for a fun filled two hours (actually four hours) of Ty themed madness Monday night. Let's start off with a stellar performance from Ty Segall and the Muggers from February 27, 2016, from Webster Hall, NYC, in support of his "Emotional Mugger" release. So many treats during this show. I really appreciate that he'll throw new songs in his set, but he's never afraid of digging back into his vast catalogue either. Even though this is listed as his eighth official release, I know damn well by 2016 he'd put out a hefty barrage of 7" and 12" material. Just look at my record shelves!!!

Lineage: Soundboard (engineer: Ty's FOH) + Schoeps MK41V (at SBD, DFC, PAS)>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.5 (track, amplify, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

For the second show tonight I have a treat from Morning Comes Ecelctic on KDRW, July 31, 2019 (ah, it

seems like a lifetime ago), in support of his "First Taste" release, supposedly his twelfth official full length. Yeah, right. I cut out the interview and left the tasty licks. You're welcome.

Lineage: FM Receiver -> CDRW700 -> EAC -> Soundforge -> FLAC

And since I'm headed to see the show tonight I cued up a rerun from a Ty Segall special I produced in 2018, from 8-10PM Monday night. I know you're going to dig this.

Next Monday, April 4th, I'm excited to finally be interviewing metal violinist Emily Palen of KnightressM1. She has some new material to share and much to talk about. Please join us then.

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 - Cream (1968) & Derek and the Dominos (1970)
March 21, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Cream (1968) & Derek and the Dominos (1970)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

Clapton. Is he really any good? Overrated? What's his deal? Cocky, for sure. I would have loved to have seen the look on his face the night he met Jimi Hendrix.

The radio hits were well and good, but when I discovered Cream when I was a young teenager, hungry for more than what I was hearing on the FM dial. I grabbed Disraeli Gears and practically wore that record out within a few months. Wheels of Fire didn't last that much longer. I know I had a few copies of each. Cream's version of British Psych-Rock-Blues was on an entirely other level. Way beyond the stratosphere. Maybe it was the tension between the three of them. It was definitely the tension. Oh, and the fact that they are the prototypical power trio, was a big seller for me. I am weak for power trios.

Since I began collecting bootlegs in the early-mid 1980s, Cream was always a band that I wanted to get my hands on. To date I have 15 shows throughout their short two year career, including all of their BBC sessions, all the way through their final tour.

Tonight I want to share one of my favorite shows from Cream's final tour, much of which has already been officially released. This show was not. October 20, 1968, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA. This is their final California performance and one month before their dissolution.

Lineage: Soundboard > Silvers > Flac

And this is just the warm up act!

The headliner tonight also features Eric Clapton. I really fell hard for Derek and the Dominos. Once I found them I didn't put them down for 20+ years. I loved that Duane Allman recorded with them. I love how this band coalesced around Delaney and Bonnie and Friends.

Wow, this band. Hot damn! Where bootlegs are concerned, it is very challenging to find soundboards from this band. And only once (from what I know) did Duane Allman join them on stage (December 1, 1970 Curtis Dixon Hall, Tampa, FL). It was too expensive for bands to record live shows of themselves back in the 70s. Tape was expensive. Too bad.

They release the "Live at the Fillmore East", culled from two shows in October 1970. What an incredible album. Tonight I have the music from those two shows that was not officially released. These are the Fillmore outtakes.

Lineage: Superb stereo soundboard quality from previously uncirculated source.

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

Hey, we're having a fundraiser, Sunday, March 27th at Make Out Room, 4-10pm. See the flyer below for details and come join us.





John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Who - September 29, 1969
March 14, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Who - September 29, 1969
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

I was lucky enough to see The Who on their reunion tour in 1989. This of course was many years removed from the passing of the maniac drummer, Keith Moon. I didn't care. I got to see the three remaining members rock out, hard. HARD!

But this would be nothing compared to the epic 14 years with Moon manning the drum throne. I actually have the show at the Cow Palace where Moon is so drunk he falls off the throne and Townshend asks if there's anyone in the audience who can play the drums? Crazy.
I have a love/meh relationship with The Who. There are times when I go hard for this band, and I really am blown away at the lyricism of Townshend, and the musicianship of the band, often comparing their styles to The Kinks, another of the first wave British Invasion bands. Other times I get bored with them. I think I wish they had an additional guitarist on stage with them, as the power-trioesque aspect of the three musicians did not come across as well-rounded as bands like Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath, both of whom had a similar lineup.

In this show it sounds as if the stage has about a doze people on it all rocking to their highest peak!



September 29, 1969 at Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands was the place to be. Keith Moon fell hard on the stairs coming to the stage and was still bleeding from his head when the show began. Then Princess (now Queen) Beatrix of the Netherlands was in attendance. You're going to get some of the best performances from their first five years and all of Tommy! This was a band seriously on top of their game! And this Pre-FM source kicks the hell out of what the listeners at home heard.
I know you're going to dig this!

Lineage: Pre-FM (Recorded by the AVRO) 2-track soundboard mix for recording > Master Reel-to-Reel > Reel-to-Reel (1) > MD (0) -> CDR (0) > SHN (for vine) (0) > Wav > CDR (0) > EAC > Remastering 2005 > Master Wavfile > Revisited 2006 > CDwav > FLAC


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 Fall (2015) and Fela Kuti (1987)
February 28, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - The Fall (2015) and Fela Kuti (1987)


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

Oh wow, OK then, here we go. Another week of me diving deep into my live bootleg library to share some treats for you. And have I got a couple of tasty morsels for your earbuds? Darn tootin' I do!



First up is The Fall from the 6 Music Festival at Gateshead, UK, February 21, 2015, featuring the master

of post-punk himself, MES (aka: Mark E Smith). Full disclosure: though I was turned onto The Fall starting in the late 1980s when I was at KFJC, I wasn't ready for them. It's like giving a toddler dark chocolate: my palate just wasn't ready. And then when it was ready, where to begin??? I'm happy to say that over the past 18 months I have dug deep into the discography of this incredible band, read more than my share of exposés on the band, purchased 10 LPs so far, and downloaded about 20 live shows from 1985 up until their final tour just before MES passed in 2018. He didn't even tell he bandmates he was sick!

Ask me in five years what I think about this band and I may not let you leave until I've convinced you they were the greatest band of all time.


Lineage: BBC website > DVBViewer > .ts > ffmpeg > .aac > Mp3DirectCut (trimming) > .aac > ffmpeg (add tags & chapters) > .m4a > mp3 (320kbs)


Headlining tonight is a man that just could not be stopped! I'm talking about the Nigerian Nightmare, Fela Ransome Kuti. Absolutely a challenging and important figure in Pan-African music and sociopolitical circles. Every song was a shot across the bow of those in charge. It's a wonder he lived to 58. He's like Bob Marley and Che Guevara all wrapped up into one, claimed the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia in 2011. How right they are. Being a huge James Brown fan throughout my life, when I got turned onto Fela in my early 20s, I was hooked. Most of his many releases include album-side tracks, each at least 20 minutes in length. I own 40 of his over 60 releases. It is my hope to own his entire discography some day. Every track is a blessing.
As for this show, you get to enjoy one of the finest audience recordings in my collection. Fela Kuti and Africa 80 at the City Broiler, in Santa Barbara, CA, August 15, 1987. I don't know the generation, but it must be close to the master, it sounds that good. And the band is HOT!!!

Lineage: Aud>Cdr from Trade>EAC>FLAC>mp3 (320kbs)

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 - Butthole Surfers (1986) & Melvins (2006)
February 21, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Butthole Surfers (1986) & Melvins (2006)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://hellskitchenradio.blogspot.com/

Sometimes you just need to hold your breath and dive in. Maybe you need to hold your nose and close your eyes. It's possible you should wear knee pads. I strongly suggest a change of clothes, and perhaps a paper bag. You'll know when you'll need them.
I'm speaking of course seeing the Butthole Surfers live in concert. I was lucky to see them three times between 1993 - 2010, including attending the Independent Worm Saloon record release party outside of Austin in 1993, where I smacked vocalist Gibby Haynes' ass with a KFJC sticker. He loved it so much he jumped into my arms, wrapped his legs around me and licked my face. He was clad only in a gold lamé g-string.

Seeing them live is like an amusement ride where unbeknownst to those in attendance, the park has actually been closed for a decade or so, but the carnies came back to open it without actually looking to see if the rides are ready to go. Oh, and they're all on LSD, all the time.

As for this particular show, they put on a real fine show May 10, 1986, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Honestly, you really need to have been there, but listening comes close.

Lineage: VPRO-FM>FM(m)>FM(1)>CD>eac>flac(level 8)



Tonight The Melvins are headlining. I had a really hard time deciding which Melvins show I was going to share with you. I have many between 1985 - 2021.
I've been seeing this great band almost twice a year since 1992. I can't think of a better Rock band. Really, I can't. There isn't one. Name one. I dare you. I love that line the late, great Gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson used to describe his love for the Grateful Dead, "If the Grateful Dead came to town, I'd beat my way in with a fucking tire iron, if necessary.". I can safely say I feel that way about The Melvins. I don't get FOMO, but missing a Melvins show hurts. It hurts like I need Oxy, hurt. The rock so damn hard. I saw them a few weeks following ACL surgery back in 2016 at Slims in SF. I was still on crutches. I kept creeping closer and closer to the pit. My buddy kept pulling me back, but it was just drawing me in. I didn't go in. I'm not stupid. I was actually on Oxy after that surgery and threw them all out after day five when I accidentally doubled my dose. That was too much fun. I knew I had to stop then and there.

Enjoy this great show, featuring my favorite lineup including the Big Business boys, Jared and Cody on bass and drums respectively. What a quartet! This tour from 2006 was hard to beat, and this show from the 40 Watt in Athens, Georgia, October 28, 2006 is one of the best of the tour. Seeing them in SF for this tour was mind blowing. Hold onto your seats and get ready for a great time.

Also, being a huge concert poster collector for 35+ years, the Melvins have always held a soft spot in my heart. They really know how to support that scene as well, making certain that each show has a unique poster, created by a different artist. It's almost too much.

Lineage: [Neumann KM-184(DIN)> Lunatec V2> Nomad Jukebox 3]+[Soundboard> Nomad Jukebox 3]

See these bands the next time they come to your town.

Take the time to read "Our Band Could Be Your Life", by Michael Azerrad. The Butthole Surfers chapter is worth the price of admission. I took my girlfriend (now my bride) to see these two bands play at the Regency Theater in San Francisco, August 20, 2011. The Melvins played a short opening set, wanting to give the Surfers a full two hour set. What my lady wasn't ready for was the video to go along with the trip. She had to take a break in the lounge. I don't recall if she ever came back for the rest of the show? I'll need to go ask her.

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 - Betty Davis (1976) & The Meters (1976)
February 14, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Betty Davis (1976) & The Meters (1976)


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


I really shouldn't wait until someone dies to pay tribute to them. This past week the legendary lady of Funk, Miss Betty Davis passed. She has been out of the public eye for many decades, but will forever be remembered for being way ahead of her time. Though she was married to Miles Davis for a short time, and is credited for genuinely updating his style, she would have made her mark without him. What a huge talent.
In my many years of collecting I have only ever found this one Betty Davis show, from July 25, 1976 in "Riviera '76 Festival Jazz-Rock", Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France. This is an audience recording that I tweaked a bit to enhance the volume. Honestly I would not be playing this if it were anyone else, but she really deserves this attention. I think it's very listenable and incredibly enjoyable.

Lineage: Audience Recording (Sivad) > 2 UHER dynamic mics > Nakamichi 550 Portable Cassette Recorder > TDK Tape > TASCAM > Cassette Deck > Vaio Soundcard :( > Audacity > HD


The headliner this evening is the one and only Meters. What a great band, through and through. This show from October 1, 1976 at The Kingfish Lounge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a real treat. You can feel the small size of the venue. It's almost as if you are in the room with them. I love the announcement before the end of the show that they are headed to San Francisco following the performance. It's as if they're asking everyone to send them off with well wishes. I'm really excited for you to hear this great soundboard.
Lineage: SBD > ?? > CDR > Sony Vagas 5.0 > FLAC

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 - James Gang (1970) & Alice Cooper (1980)
February 7, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - James Gang (1970) & Alice Cooper (1980)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza

Midwest rock is where it was at back in the 70s. Seriously, if you wanted to Rock, then it was all about Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the such. I really think there wouldn't have been any arena rock if it weren't from the many bands that hailed from those states. What would have been the point?
Can you even imagine the dreams of every young headbanger growing up in the basements of the Midwest back then, seeing themselves on the big stage, rockin' out to all the denim-clad teens, throwing the devil horns into the air?

And all that Aquanet!

I've got a couple bands that are going to make you flash that Zippo lighter by the end of the show.

First up is an extremely rare James Gang show. Not many of these Joe Walsh-era James Gang shows exist, and those that do are mostly audience recordings. This one from the Fillmore West in San Francisco, November 21, 1970 is a carefully remastered audience recording that really impresses me. I've had the previous version of this show for many years and already loved it. When the remaster came out I could hardly believe this wasn't a soundboard. There's a lot I could say about this band and this show, but I really think the performance speaks for itself.

What's crazy about this show is the lineup. James Gang was in support of Love with Arthur Lee. But the opening band was a very young Black Sabbath on their first tour of the United States! WOW!

Lineage: unknown stereo reel-to-reel recorder -> master stereo reel -> 1st generation stereo TDK-SA C90 cassette, Dolby B on


Your headliner tonight is the one and only birthday boy himself, Alice Cooper from El Paso, Texas, June 4, 1980. What an amazing band, and more importantly, too underrated. I never really understood why? Was is the makeup? I can't imagine. Was it the horror-theme of much of the lyrics? Maybe. Were they being overshadowed by others like Kiss, Ted Nugent, and ZZ Top? That's what I'm thinking. Frank Zappa knew what was up, signing them to his label. Smart guy, that Zappa fella. Whatever happened to him? This show is taken from a "Supergroups in Concert" broadcast, October 25, 1980...right before Halloween. I cut out the DJ banter and interviews, and leave you with just the music. You're welcome.

Vicent Furnier (aka: Alice Cooper) was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to Phoenix, Arizona as a young teen. I like to think the Midwest Rock sound is in his DNA. Cooper turned 74 on February 4th.
Lineage: Vinyl>VPI HW 16.5 Record Vacuum>VPI MK III/Audioquest PT-6 Arm/AT OC-9 Cartridge>Sony CDRW 33 Pro Cd Recorder>CDRW>WAV>CD WAV>Flac

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 - Sex Mob (2011) & TJ Kirk (1995)
January 31, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Sex Mob (2011) & TJ Kirk (1995)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

How do you feel about Jazz? Not into it? Indifferent? Turned off? Jazzed?! As a genre, Jazz gets pigeonholed into something akin to Classical. And I really think that's because it's no longer the POP music of America. Jazz is the most American music of all. That, and Blues. And maybe Gospel.
If there were no Jazz, there would be no Rock, R&B, Soul, or Funk. And like these genres, Jazz cannot be all thrown into one pile. It's not all about brass instrumentation. And it's not all about free-Jazz stylings like Coltrane and Coleman.

Jazz has many flavors.

Tonight I feature two groups, both of whom thrive on improvisation and exploration. And both are cover bands! You know how much I love covers.

First up is New York City's own Sex Mob. This quartet, which started out as a part time side project for slide-trumpet player (yes you read that right) Steven Bernstein, has become his major musical vehicle. Surrounded by stellar players Briggan Krause (alto sax), Tony Scherr (bass), and Kenny Wollesen (drums), Sex Mob takes songs you know and "love" to an entirely other level. Good luck figuring out exactly what it is they are covering. Bernstein's banter between songs is hilarious. You really need to see them live to appreciate the onstage antics. I have seen them about a dozen times between 1996 and 2018, all in San Francisco. I'd like to thank KFJC DJ, Andy Cadaver for turning me onto these fellas.

This show is from 25th Rencontres Internationales D'Jazz, Nevers, France November 10, 2011

Lineage: mp2 (MPEG 1.0 Layer-2; 48,000 Hz Stereo; 320 Kbps) > BeSweet (convert to wav) > Cool Edit Pro 2.1 (amplify, editing, fades, tracking) > TLH (flac8, aligned


Set two features a San Francisco quartet that lived a short and magnificent life: TJ Kirk, featuring Scott Amendola (drums), Will Bernard (Guitar/Slide), John Schott (Guitar), and Charlie Hunter (8-string). They play the songs of Thelonious Monk (T), James Brown (J) and Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Kirk...obviously). I was lucky to see a few of these shows back in the mid-90s and I can attest to the brilliance of the musicianship, as well as the arrangements.
This show is from Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY September 09, 1995

Lineage: Soundboard > DAT

Honestly, there are nothing but huge smiles on the faces of all of these musicians in each quartet you are going to listen to tonight.

You need to reimagine Jazz, and integrate it into your lives.

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 - Various (1967 - 1971)
January 24, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pink Floyd - Various (1967 - 1971)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

an I tell you my love of Pink Floyd? My very first live bootleg was Pink Floyd, June 18, 1975, Boston Garden. That is one tape I still wish I owned, even though I have had a quality Dan Lampinski flac upgrade for over a decade now.
Like many I was into the Dark Side of the Moon and later releases. I spent many a fine night, tripping the night fantastic listening to Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. The Final Cut and later releases didn't get a whole lot of listening to, though I did enjoy A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and I saw that tour live in Oakland, in the rain, on a few hits of windowpane, in April 1988. Fun times.

I kept getting pulled towards the pre-DSotM-era Floyd. Once I saw Live at Pompeii I was hooked. I was probably 18 or 19 when I saw it the first time, and just knew that tunes like Careful With That Axe, Eugene and especially Echoes, really did me in. I had to have more. I also dove head first into Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and fell deeply in love with Syd Barrett, going so far to purchase his two officially released solo effort, Madcap Laughs and Barrett. I was working a Tower Records in San Mateo when the Barrett solo compilation Opal was released. Such a fabulous collection.

I gobbled up every book about the book I could find. I think "Bricks in the Wall" continues to be my favorite read about them. I recently purchased a used version of the Glenn Povey book, "In the Flesh", which I quickly took a highlighter to. There are a few shows I still need acquire.

Speaking of shows, tonight I have a mix of live Pink Floyd to share with you. I'm starting out with two tracks featuring Syd, Scream Thy Last Scream, recorded August 7, 1967, and Vegetable Man, recorded October 9, 10, or 11, 1967.
Lineage: "What Syd Wants" - Harvested Records (HRV CDR 032) - dat(master)>eac>flac

Following these two treats I have three tracks from the Piper Club, Rome, Italy "First European International Pop Festival", 6th May 1968. This is just five months after Syd left (got kicked out? Was left on the side of the road?) and David Gilmore joined. Their covering three Syd-era songs, but they sound good and fresh with the addition of Gilmore.

Astronomy Domine
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Interstellar Overdrive
Lineage: 'Old Symphonies' - Godfather Records (G.R.) 125 - Silver CD > FLAC

This is followed by three tracks from the Paris Theatre, London, 16th July, 1970. The material is taken from 2005 BBC-FM re-broadcasts and appears here in the best ever sound quality.
Embryo
Green Is The Colour
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Atom Heart Mother (orchestra versions)

Lineage: 'Old Symphonies' - Godfather Records (G.R.) 125 - Silver CD > FLAC


The last show I have to share is from Paris Cinema, London, England, 30th September, 1971 (my 1st birthday!!!) I have chosen two of the most brilliant tracks from this show:
Fat Old Sun
Echoes
Lineage: Meddled - Harvested CDR 001

Eleven tracks, two hours, pure bliss.

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 - White Stripes (2004) and David Bowie (1990)
January 10, 2022 6:00pm

 

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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - White Stripes (2004) and David Bowie (1990)


John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
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Honestly, this is all about Bowie. It was his birthday on January 8th, and January 10th is the date of passing back in 2016. That year suuuuuuuucked. Then again, everything has sucked since Bowie died. Maybe he knew something we didn't?
I played a live Bowie show from 1973 just about a year ago, on February 1, 2021. I wanted to share something more current, though this one is 32 years old. ugh. I was 20 in 1990, so excuse me if this feels like yesterday. Since this set from the Sound and Vision tour is only an hour, I knew I had to find a quality opener you would root for.


I give you The White Stripes from August 29, 2004 from the Carling Festival in Leeds, England. If you're a fan of Meg and Jack then you're going to love this set. the FM recording is clear and loud! And Jack is as ego-driven as ever. Quality White Stripes bootlegs are not easy to come by. I don't think they ever recorded their own shows very often, so much of what's out there is audience recordings. This FM is hot to the touch. This show is between the "Elephant" and "Get Behind Me Satan" releases, and has songs from throughout their early discography.
Lineage: FM-sourced: Lineage unknown but sounds like a low generation

As for our headliner tonight I give you the one and only Starman himself, Mr Space Oddity, The Hero of our show, David Bowie.


The Sound and Vision tour in 1990 was billed as a greatest hits tour, allowing Bowie to play all these great songs and then retire them from live performance. This show from September 29, 1990 (one day before I turned 20) is the last show of the tour, performed at the Derby Festival, Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
What I remember best about this tour is the 1-900 number that was offered so fans could call in and request the setlist. Wikipedia actually has a really good page dedicated to this tour.

The quality of this FM recording is excellent. Bowie recorded a number of shows on this tour, but not the August 29th one for some reason. That's why I have chosen to share it with you tonight.

Lineage: FM broadcast (low generation)

For Jerry Garcia, who was born on August 1st, and died on August 9th, we have the Days Between; eight days of celebration. For Bowie, we only have from January 8th to January 10th. I really want to make this one count.

There's a special surprise at the very end of the the show. I know you're going to love it.

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 - NYE with Blues Brothers (1978) & Hendrix/Band of Gypsies (1969)
January 3, 2022 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - NYE with Blues Brothers (1978) & Hendrix/Band of Gypsies (1969)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
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Another year has come and gone. And what have we to show for it? A few new masks, a few new variants? Some new vocabulary...like "variants". How did you spend this past year? What are you looking forward to in the next year? The midterm elections? Woo hoo! ugh.
Let's step back to two classic New Years Eve shows that deserve your ears.

Starting off is an excellent, albeit too short lived blues band: The Blues Brothers, featuring "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, aka: John Belushi and Dan Ackroid of the Not Read For Primetime Players, from the original cast of Saturday Night Live. I have serious history with this band. My dad bought their debut LP, "Briefcase Full of Blues" when it came out in 1978, and I quickly absconded with it. It is one of the few records that I have literally played to its demise. I replaced it a few years back, but lovingly kept the original. I should frame that in 2022.

It was the Blues Brothers that started my on my love affair with cover tunes, and digging for the originals. This show is from December 31, 1978 at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, opening for the Grateful Dead at the closing of Winterland. It was a legendary night all around. This recording is an excellent Betty Board, recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson. It is so much fun. Research this band to get to know more about how they came to be.

Lineage: Master SBD Reel > Beta tape > Beta VCR > PCM

The headliner tonight is the one and only Jimi Hendrix with the Band of Gypsies, recorded live December 31, 1969 at the fabled Fillmore East, in New York City. This is the second set from that night, and you can now find this officially released, and you should go grab it. It consists of four sets spread across two nights: December 31st, and January 1st, featuring Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Billy Cox on bass, Buddy Miles on drums and vocals. This is going to take you somewhere you prefer to be.
Lineage: Soundboard

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 - Santa's Boots!
December 20, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Santa's Boots!
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
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Ok, so I thought I may throw some great live shows from December; there are many great ones from over the years. Instead I have a real treat in store for you. Two hours of live holiday-themed tunes from artists ranging from Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Issac, Dave Alvin, Syd Straw, Joni Mitchell and much much more.
All of these are soundboard recordings, but I didn't take the time to normalize them, so go easy on me, will ya? Thanks.

Take a look at the playlist below and tune in Monday 6-8PM PST to enjoy.

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

1 .Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Chris Isaak Jay Leno Show 1998

2. Silent Night -> Xmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis -> Silent Night reprise
Tom Waits
Dec. 2 1978
PBS Austin City Limits, Austin TX

3. Winter Wonderland
The Warren Zevon Trio
Warren Zevon, Dan Dugmore, Gurk Morlix
Nov. 20 1990 Kansas City Missouri

4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
Dave Alvin & Rick Solem
Dec 25, 1992
Capital Recording Studios Hollywood CA

5. Jingle Bell Rock
Bruce Springsteen
Dec. 8 2001
Convention Hall, Asbury Park , New Jersey

6. Go Tell It on the Mountain
Christmas Heritage Band
Nov. 24,1998
Maryland Hall Annapolis MD

7. River
Joni Mitchell
Oct. 28 1970
Royal Albert Hall London England
Aircheck Tape (not aired)

8. Christmas Must Be Tonight
Rick Danko
Dec. 8 1987
Dylan's Cafe Washington DC

10.White Christmas
Chris Isaak
Dec. 1998
Christmas Radio Special LA. CA
Chris Isaak, guitars & vocals
Kenny Dale Johnson, drums & vocals
Hershel Yatovitz, guitars & vocals
Rowland Salley, bass & vocal

11. Run Rudolph Run
The Grateful Dead
Dec. 10 1971
Fox Theater St Louis Mo

12. Crystal Ball
13. All I Want For Christmas Is World Peace
Jackson Browne With Bruce Cockburn
Dec. 12 1993
Sony Studios, NYC

14. Blue Christmas
Chris Isaak
Dec. 1998
Christmas Radio Special LA. CA

15. Merry Little Christmas
Shawn Colvin
Dec. 24 1998
KGSR Studios Austin TX

16. Christmas Day
Bruce Springsteen
Dec 8 2001
Convention Hall, Asbury Park , New Jersey

17. Little Road to Bethlehem
18. Mary *
Shawn Colvin
Dec. 24 1998
KGSR Studios Austin TX
* Guest vocals: Patti Griffin

19. Christmas Time is Here
Stone Temple Pilots
Dec. 19 1994
Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA

20. Merry Christmas, I Don't Wanna Fight
Joey Ramone
Dec. 11 2000
The Continental NYC NY
Joey's last complete show. Ronnie Spector's back up singers as well as Marky Ramone on drums also Daniel Rey and Andy Shernoff

21. Early On One Christmas Morn
22. Cry of a Tiny Babe
Bruce Cockburn
Dec. 20 1992
Sony Music Studio New York City NY
Columbia Records Radio Hour broadcast, billed as "Christmas with Cockburn
Guests: Roseanne Cash, Rob Wasserman, & Lou Reed

23. A Christmas Song
Ian Anderson
Oct. 10 2002
The Kalamazoo Theater, Kalamazoo, Michigan

24. Christmas Twist
Syd Straw & Los Lobos
Dec. 25 1992
Capital Recording Studios Hollywood CA

25. Happy Christmas (War is Over)
John Hiatt & Los Lobos
Dec. 25 1992
Capital Recording Studios Hollywood CA

26. Angels We Have Heard on High
Christmas Heritage Band
11/24/98
Maryland Hall Annapolis MD

27. Dradle, Dradle
28. Pretty Paper
Chris Isaak
12/00/98
Christmas Radio Special LA. CA

29. Greensleeves
James Taylor, Oakland, CA 1972

30. Love Came Down at Christmas
Shawn Colvin & Patti Griffin
12/24/98
KGSR Studios Austin TX

31. The Christmas Song
Steve Berlin Cesar Rojas
Dec. 25 1992
Capital Recording Studios Hollywood CA

32. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Smashing Pumpkins
Dec. 12 1993
Universal Ampitheater Los Angeles CA

33. Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
Bruce Springsteen
Dec. 8 2001
Convention Hall, Asbury Park , New Jersey

34. River
Shawn Colvin
Dec. 24 1998
KGSR Studios Austin TX

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - WAND (2018) & FUZZ (2021)
December 13, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - WAND (2018) & FUZZ (2021)
Back in about 2008 I stumbled across the Rollo and Grady, which I used to scour for new music to play on my show. They're out of LA and always have some incredible new sounds to explore. On one such search I came across a young garage punk phenom: Ty Segall. This was when he was still living and working in San Francisco, making a name for himself playing as often as possible, anywhere that he could plug in and bash around. I fell in love immediately. I bought everything of his I could find. I still do.
His first full length solo LP came out in 2008, but he had already released a bunch of singles, been on comps and been with the Traditional Fools and Epsilons. In 2012 he created FUZZ with long time collaborators Charles Mootheart (Ty Segall Band, CFM) and Chad Ubovich (Meatbodies, Mikal Cronin). Segall is on Drums in this band. This band rocks my world. Where Ty Segall has evolved from pure garage psych, through psychedelic, to punk and heavy metal, FUZZ is all about heavy metal and acid rock. Honestly it's so hard to pigeonhole, and who would want to do that anyway?

I could go on and on about my serious man-crush I have on Ty, but I'll let the music do the talking.

The first 40 minutes or so is from another great LA-area psych band, WAND. Corey Hansen and gang are well worth your time. This is a great show, albeit a short one from Pickathon, August 4, 2018, since I wanted to make way for FUZZ. Both of these recordings are excellent audience tapes. If you tune in regularly then you know I would never play you a subpar recording, especially an audience recording considering I have thousands of quality soundboards to share.
The FUZZ show is taken from the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, October 10, 2021. That was just two months ago!!! Take a listen then come to the show Wednesday night at Great American Music Hall. As of Sunday night, tickets are still available.

***UPDATE*** Due to a member (or more than one) of the band having pneumonia, Wednesday night's FUZZ show has been postponed. Dang. I'm very disappointed. Now you MUST tune into my show Monday night to hear what you'll be missing.

Go buy everything you can from Ty Segall and WAND. It's all so delicious.

WAND Lineage: Church Audio CAFS > Church Audio 9100 preamp > iriver H340 (Rockbox 3.14) > Magix Audio & Music Lab Premium (EQ, ReaComp compression, and track splitting) > Trader's Little Helper (24/48 FLACs, FLAC fingerprints)

FUZZ lineage: SP-CMC-4U -> A10 -> Soundforge -> FLAC

Back in 2018 I hosted a two hour special on Ty Segall. You can find it here, and still stream/download it!!!

If you have missed 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 dozens 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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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 - PJ Harvey (1998) & Beat Farmers (1987)
November 22, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - PJ Harvey (1998) & Beat Farmers (1987)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

Nothing like leaving your external hard drive full of most of your digitized music in your classroom on the Friday before a week off. That was fun. However, it did make me look on other devices to see what music I missed. Low and behold here's this phenomenal PJ Harvey show at the Avalon in Boston from November 2, 1998, broadcast live on the legendary WBCN-FM that will just knock you off your feet. I forgot how much I do adore Miss Polly Jean Harvey and band. Damn, this show rocks hard.

Lineage: WBCN 104.1 FM live broadcast > Yamaha RX-500U receiver > Naka. BX 125 cassette recorder (dolby off) > Maxell XLII-S 90 minute cassette > Tascam 112 > soundforge (16 bit 44.1 khz wav) > flac 8 (sb's aligned)


Since the PJ Harvey show is 90 minutes long, I needed to throw in something more of a tease than the whole meal. For that there's nothing better than Beat Farmers. Boy oh boy I used to love seeing Country Dick Montana (not to be confused with Handsome Dick Manitoba) when they used to make it up to the Bay Area from San Diego. It's really hard to believe they were a San Diego band. I mean, what does San Diego even sound like? Have they ever had a music scene? You would think I would have a clue about this, but apparently I do not. Somebody please school me on what I've been missing. In the meantime, I have the middle of a great Beat Farmers show from Santa Cruz, at the end of a months-long tour on November 20, 1987 at the Catalyst. I love the comments they make about this being the end of the tour. And the music isn't half bad. HA!

Lineage: Monitor soundboard feed with 2 Crown PZM microphones over stage, 2 Nakamichi cm300 microphones over stage and one other ambient mic. mounted on balcony railing. Live matrix mix > Sony auto-reverse cassette deck > Dolby B encoded Maxell XLII-S master.

If you have missed 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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Black Flag (1984) Minutemen (1985) fIREHOSE (1987)
November 15, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Black Flag (1984) Minutemen (1985) fIREHOSE (1987)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
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I was asked recently which genre of music defined me the best. This is an almost impossible question to answer. We used to play this game during the weekly KFJC meetings, during the new music run-through, where the person who reviewed the record had to tell us what the genre was. The unspoken role was to come up with the most creative genre to describe the music. Let's just say a lot of hyphens were used during these discussions. Considering the audience I was in front of when I was asked this question, I kept it simple: punk. As much as I love funk, soul, jazz, Grateful Dead (yes, they are their own genre, IMHO), prog, psych, Japanese-ambient-psych-noise, Mississippi Records compilations, electro-kraut-Appalachian-new-wave, punk seems to be my default.
Looking at my live music collection I noticed I haven't shared that many punk shows during this slot, so tonight I have three great west coast punk bands squeezed into two hours.

First up, SST champions: Black Flag. There would be no SST without Greg Ginn. He founded the label to put out Black Flag records, and the records of his friend's bands. And good for us! This show is a real treat. It's the Henry Rollins era from April 6, 1984, in his own Washington DC backyard. I love the energy of an east coast punk audience. You will too.

Lineage: Soundboard. unknown (low) gen cassette > wav (track-splits) > flac


The second hour features two Mike Watt bands. First up is the legendary Minutemen from The Stone in San Francisco, March 1, 1985. I often wonder what would have happened to this band, and to D Boon specifically, if he hadn't passed away. So much talent there. This is such a great show. Every song played to its best, in front of a crowd of Minutemen enthusiasts.
Lineage: FOH soundboard > Marantz PMD-430 w/dbx nr, Maxell MA 90

The final show for the night is a short acoustic set from Mike Watt's band fIREHOSE, recorded live at Brandeis University in Boston on March 17, 1987

Lineage: WBRS-FM ìThe Jointî>FM(master)>Onkyo TA-RW344 w\ azimuth correction>.wav>CD>express rip>flac (level 8)

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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Primus July 31, 2010
November 1, 2021 6:00pm

 

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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Primus July 31, 2010
It seems like yesterday I was seeing Primus at some local dive around the Bay Area. They were the local band my friends and I would go see on a regular basis, along with Limbomaniaca, Fungo Mungo, Bug, Deli Creeps, Mr. Bungle, The Melvins, and any other off-color group that were hanging around SF back in the late 80s and early 90s.
When they opened for Rush we all knew they were headed great places. And look at them now! I'll admit I stopped seeing them regularly after that. I was harder to get in to the smaller venues once they hit the big time. And I wasn't really into seeing them at a larger place. I think the largest place I ever saw them was The Warfield and perhaps the greek Theater in Berkeley.

But what a show they put on! The crowd was always loud and into singing along. Those are some fond memories. And I'm happy for where this band has gone, and the many projects Les Claypool has taken on.

Tonight I have an excellent digital soundboard to share with you all, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, July 31, 2010. Most of the songs are from their first few records, which I love.

Tune in and hear me tell the tale of being present when they recorded "Suck On This" in 1988. Fun story, and my 4 year old son is a part of it.

Lineage: SBD : DAT (master) @ 16 bit / 48 kHz
*** from the Teddy Ballgame Archive ***

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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM Pacific
Radio Valencia in SF
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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Johnny Cash (1976) & New Riders of the Purple Sage (1970)
October 18, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Johnny Cash (1976) & New Riders of the Purple Sage (1970)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
https://radiovalencia.fm

You can do no wrong with Johnny Cash. He's cool as cool can get, and I think there was a time that he knew it and he liked it. Then I think he grew to a point that he knew it and couldn't care less. That in itself is universally cool. This performance shows him at a point in his life where he is standing on top of the world.

By 1976 Cash was able to afford to take his entire family on tour with him and get them all on the stage. Considering he married into the famous Carter family, it was the least he could do. This show features a few duets with his magnificent bride, June Carter Cash, as well other members of the Carter clan in tow. The quips between songs are enough to get any semi-Cash fan onto the bus.

October 2, 1976 - Jamboree USA, Capitol Music Hall - Wheeling, West Virginia
Lineage: Soundboard->Reel Tapes->1-track CD-R's-> WAV -> track split (WavePad) -> FLAC level 8



Jerry Garcia learned how to play the pedal steel guitar in 1969, so he needed a band that he could showcase this talent. Enter the New Riders of the Purple Sage, featuring three buddies of Jerry's: David Nelson, John "Marmaduke" Dawson, and Dave Torbert. Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh were in the first incarnation of this band. Former Jefferson Airplane/Starship drummer Spencer Dryden taken over on the skins after Hart left.


This band preceded bands like Poco, The Eagle, The Doobie Brothers, and we a hell of a lot more loose and fun. This is barroom drinking in Bakersfield country. This is taking your lady (or fella) out on a Saturday night to drink and dance. And you get to hear Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar!
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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Jonathan Richman (1984) & P.E.R.R.O. (1970-1971)
October 11, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Jonathan Richman (1984) & P.E.R.R.O. (1970-1971)

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific
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I'm mighty lucky. I really am. I have this creative outlet I get to play with every week for the past 11 years. And there's just so damn much great music to share! There are times I have sleepless nights considering what I want to play for you. Not really. But I do care.

Let me show you how much I care over the next two hours with these two performances.

First up is a remarkable young man from the Boston, Mass area. He's the geeky love-sick master punk songwriter, Jonathan Richman. And I don't really think plunging him and the Modern Lovers into the Punk genre is very fair. He's steeped in 50s pop, 60s doo-wop, along with the proto-rock-a-billy here and there. Heck, I'd let him sing to my toddler ("I'm a little dinosaur"). This kid's good. I've got a tasty show from July 1, 1984, live in Helsinki, Finland!!! This is a great show. The banter between songs is so much fun. You can tell JR is a fun cat to hang around.
LINEAGE: FM - Cassette (unknown gen.) - Audacity

Next up is something truly from deep in the vault, and a collection that many audiophiles, such as myself, have been praying would be released officially someday in complete form. Until then, you'll just have to enjoy this treat.

Between 1970 and 1971 at Wally Heider's studio in San Francisco, it was a who's-who of Bay Area music


royalty. During this particular time David Crosby (The Byrds, CSN) had moved up to the Bay Area to be closer to this music, and practically moved into Wally Heider's to record his first solo album "If I Could Only Remember My Name". Many local musical dignitaries ended up on that album, who were collectively known as Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra, or P.E.R.R.O.
P.E.R.R.O. consisted of, but were not limited to the following: David Crosby~Jerry Garcia~Phil Lesh~Paul Kantner~Jorma Kaukonen~Jack Casady~Mickey Hart~Billy Kreutzmann~Grace Slick~David Freiberg~Graham Nash~others


There are hundred of hours of tapes from these sessions recorded by the amazing producer/engineer Steven Bancard. For more information on these sessions I urge you to check out the amazing Grateful Dead podcast, Deadcast, which features many great interviews with living PERRO members, including David Crosby. One particular episode right here is worth your time.
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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
https://hellskitchenradio.blogspot.com
Mondays 8-10PM Pacific
Radio Valencia in SF

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Prince (1983) & Stevie Ray Vaughn (1984)
September 27, 2021 6:00pm

 

John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Prince (1983) & Stevie Ray Vaughn (1984)
It's Monday and the boots just keep on comin'. Let's get dirty nasty funky with Prince and the Revolution from their very first show under that name, August 3, 1983 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This show features a lot of firsts for Prince and the band, and will lead them to stardom within a year, following the release of Purple Rain. This recording is a newly sourced soundboard recording from this legendary concert.
Lineage: Raw wav -> Mastering studio tools -> dbpoweramp -> foobar2000


The second hour features another phenom right on the cusp of stardom: Stevie Ray Vaughn. Shortly after this show, November 28, 1984 at UC Davis, SRV would only be playing large venues. Listen to how intimate is playing is in front of this smaller crowd. It's beyond imagining.
Lineage: Excellent Soundboard - Silver > EAC > Wav> Flac (level 8)

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!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

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.

Check out my radio blog page: https://hellskitchenradio.blogspot.com Playlists and links to enjoy.

jh

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