02 July 2011

THE MUSIC AND PRESTON BLACK The Band, Complete King Biscuit Flower Hour, Carter Baron Amphitheatre, Washington DC, July 17, 1976


    Jamie hemmed and hawed with his gear, speaking without looking at the old lady like he didn't want to call attention to her error, "I'm sorry. May, this is a friend of mine. I'm not sure you do know him." He unloaded jars of jam and a few books from his bag and laid them across the table.
    May said, "I feel like I should." She stood behind me with her hands on my shoulders, holding me into the chair.
    "Well then, this is Preston Black, he's from town."
    She pulled her hands from my shoulders and took a step back. She wiped her hands in her apron. "Well, I recon I don't know him then."
    I stood up to shake her hand, but she responded weakly, like I owed her money. "You know the song?" I asked.
    "I heard it but I don't know it." She drowned a battered teapot in the stream of spring water that dripped from the spigot. "But that song ain't of no account and you can honor my hospitality by not asking no more about it."

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Who doesn't love a good devil song?

I picked up my bag, I went looking for a place to hide;
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side.
I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."

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The Band
Complete King Biscuit Flower Hour
Washington DC
July 17, 1976
Carter Baron Amphitheatre, Washington DC
Broadcast August 29, 1976
SBD Pre FM King Biscuit discs and reels
Length 71:13 mins

01 Don't Do It 5:10
02 The Shape I'm In 4:08
03 It Makes No Difference 7:23
04 The Weight 4:44
05 King Harvest 3:45
06 Twilight 3:29
07 Ophelia 3:36
08 Tears Of Rage 5:58
09 Forbidden Fruit 6:11
10 This Wheel's On Fire 3:51
11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:04
12 The Genetic Method 3:57
13 Chest Fever 4:23
14 Up On Cripple Creek 5:59
15 W.S. Walcott Medicine Show 4:03

William Keats wrote:
The new Last Waltz booklet indicates the DC show date was actually 16 August 1976 (see page 1 of the booklet). The PreFM copy that I have has this setlist, which is not the entire show, but everything that King Biscuit broadcast (from PreFM sources including reels, which is how the Biscuit used to get sent out)
I write:
However this date is known to be incorrect, the recording was most likely made on 17 July 1976

Robbie Robertson Guitars, Vocals
Rick Danko Bass, Vocals, Violin
Richard Manuel Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Levon Helm Vocals, Guitars
Garth Hudson Keyboards, Sax

30 June 2011

THE MUSIC AND PRESTON BLACK Dr. Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, FL 2009-12-06

Appalachia. Bluegrass. Copperhead. Dogwood. Elderberry. Fiddleheads. Ginseng. Hellbender. Indian pipes. Junco. Kingsnake. Laurel. Mountain lion. Newt. Opossum. Peeper. Queen Anne's Lace. Rattlesnake. Sharp-shinned Hawk. Tulip poplar. Upland Chorus Frog. Vole. White lightning. Yew pine.

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Dr. Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys
The Skipperdome
Skipper's Smokehouse
Tampa, FL
2009-12-06 Sunday

Taped and transferred by capnhook hooknshark@yahoo.com

d1t01 -intro-
d1t02 Hard Times
d1t03 -band introductions-
d1t04 Room At The Top Of The Stairs
d1t05 O Death
d1t06 I'll Answer The Call
d1t07 If I Lose
d1t08 Big Tilda
d1t09 How Mountain Gals Can Love
d1t10 Little Rosewood Casket
d1t11 The Soldier's Grave
d1t12 Little Maggie
d1t13 Pretty Polly
d1t14 Mountain Dew
d1t15 Stone Walls And Steel Bars
d1t16 White Dove
d1t17 Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
d1t18 I'll Fly Away
d1t19 -it's time for a commercial-
d1t20 Rocky Island
d1t21 Man of Constant Sorrow
d1t22 John The Revelator
d1t23 Clinch Mountain Backstep
d1t24 John Henry
d1t25 Orange Blossom Special

d1t26 Think Of What You've Done
d1t27 -outro-

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Dr. Ralph Stanley - Vocals, Banjo
Ralph Stanley II - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Nathan Stanley - Mandolin
Dewey Brown - Fiddle, Harmony Vocals
James Shelton - Lead Guitar
Steve Sparkman - Banjo
Jimmy Cameron - Bass


27 June 2011

THE MUSIC AND PRESTON BLACK The Civil Wars, Live In Session On KCRW FM 2011-06-15

Not a new favorite, but I'm loving this show. Real singer/songwriters, and Joy Williams has an amazing voice. The show is crystal-clear, straight from the KCRW broadcast. Sounds like they're playing in your living room. And a Jackson 5 cover!

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The Civil Wars - Live In Session On MBE KCRW FM 2011-06-15

KCRW Radio FM Broadcast
Santa Monica, California.
Source: FM Broadcast

AIRED: Wednesday June 15th, 2011



Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out (2 - RCA Mono Out) > 2 - 1/4 Inch Mono Phone Jacks In > Zoom H4n 24bit-96KHz > USB2 > r8Brain dithering 16bit-44KHz > CD WAVE Tracking > Audacity fade last trk only > TLH Checksums Flac.8)->

Indie folk rock duo The Civil Wars are one of this year's biggest indie success stories. When you hear their gorgeous harmonies and see their onstage chemistry, it's hard to believe they're not a couple!

02.Poison & Wine
04.20 Years
06.I've Got This Friend
08.From This Valley
10.Barton Hollow
14.I Want You Back (Jackson 5 Cover)
17.Birds Of A Feather (incomplete)


The DJ stepped on the last track again, with mere seconds until they completed, Booo!

The Band:

Joy Williams - Vox, Piano,

John Paul White - Vox, Guitar, Dobro


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Remember, The Streams Can Sound Very Lossy.

Setlist And Info Copied From KCRW's Website

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The Civil Wars is an indie folk duo composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. The duo met during a Nashville, Tennesee songwriting session and formed The Civil Wars. They gained national exposure when their song "Poison and Wine" was played on an episode of Grey's Anatomy in late 2009. The band got a boost when Taylor Swift tweeted about them in late 2010. During that period, their music video for Barton Hollow was added to the rotation at VH1 and CMT. The Civil Wars catalog includes a download-only album called Live at Eddie's Attic, an EP called Poison & Wine and a studio album titled Barton Hollow.

Background information:

Nashville, Tennessee

Years active:

Sensibility Music

Indie folk,
folk rock,
alternative country,
progressive bluegrass


THE MUSIC AND PRESTON BLACK Mumford and Sons, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Which Stage, Manchester, Tennessee, June 11, 2011

Sounds great! New songs and a big encore. Turn of the AC and it's just like Bonnaroo without the head lice.

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Mumford and Sons
Which Stage
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Manchester, Tenn.

Avantone CK-1 (cardoid) > Fostex FR-2LE (24/48)
FOB/DFC; mics at ~ 10' high
CF > HDD > Wavelab 6 > CD WAVE > FLAC > Traders' Little Helper

Taped by: willsfc
Transferred and Seeded by: MSTaper
*** A Team Dirty South Recording ***

Set List:

01 intro
02 Sigh No More
03 Roll Away Your Stone
04 Winter Winds
05 Below my Feet
06 White Blank Page
07 Timshel
08 Hopeless Wanderer
09 Little Lion Man
10 Lover of the Night
11 Thistle and Weeds
12 Lover's Eyes
13 The Cave
14 Awake My Soul*
15 Dustbowl Dance
16 encore break
17 Amazing Grace *^

Running Time: 1:24

* With Jerry Douglas
^ with members of Old Crow Medicine Show, Cadillac Sky and Apache Relay.

I watched this set and was very impressed with Mumford and Sons. They're one of those bands you have to see live to appreciate. I'm so glad willsfc taped this one, especially after seeing the "Amazing Grace" encore. I hear there were 19 musicians on stage. I was excited about seeing Apache Relay up there because they just played our town about two weeks ago.



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