Friday, December 5, 2008

Omni Transgression In Sound: AstroNation Mixtape Series!!!! Clean Off Your Tape Decks...

AstroNation is proud to present the start of a very beautiful thing, Omni Transgression In Sound. Omni Transgression In Sound will offer tape collectors a new source of enjoyment for eclectic sounds of all styles and genres. Friends, companions, vinyl junkies and a small number of other people have agreed to be a part of this new series of mixtapes compiled from the depths of all of our collections. O.T.I.S. will be sourced from vinyl only, so expect a few clicks and pops, but the warmth and depth of vinyl to cassette transfers will hopefully make you as happy as it has me. The fist 2 mixtapes are done and run 120 minutes each and 2 more are currently being drawn up for completion by the end of this month. In a few days I will post the track listing and provide an address for anyone to send a blank 120 minute tape and enough postage to get the package back for a copy of the first mixtape.

Astro Nation of the United Worlds of Outer Space
We Do By Declare Ourselves to Be Another Art of Being

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sun Ra Live Concerts from November 1978! (Berkeley, CA and Portland, OR)

AstroNation presents awareness for more archived material from the world of dimeadozen, something everyone at AstroNation has brought forth on this blog in all areas of live recorded history. For anyone who is into the live recordings of Sun Ra or any other avante-guard sounds, this posting is for you! The theme song that sparked the name for this blog is in the first set, so don't miss out. As always, everything is lossless and the info texts present the best aerial view possible. Please give thanks to all the collectors who take their time to present us this treasure trove of recorded history. I haven't been able to use dimeadozen lately from lack of time but I logged on and found these today, don't sleep!

Sun Ra Arkestra
Zellerbach Auditorium @ University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Source:KPFA-FM > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC

1. King Porter Stomp (Morton)
2. Unidentified Blues (Ra) - org, eg, vib, tp
3. The Mayan Temples >
The Sound Mirror (Ra) - SR, ens voc >
4. Of Other Tomorrows Never Known (Ra) - SR org >
The Mayan Temples
Big John's Special (Henderson)
5. Outer Spaceways Inc - ens voc>
Calling Planet Earth - ens voc >
We Travel the Spaceways - ens voc
6. Sun Ra Unidentified Interview


As promised, here comes another reseed. I couldn't find it on the tracker, but I'm pretty sure it came from EZT back in the day. Props to the original seeder / taper.

Now for the bad news: as the original info file noted, this show is fragmentary, and it's also in pretty poor sound. I'll upload a couple of samples so you can judge for yourself. Whatever else the case might be, it's Ra, so if you can put up with the sound quality, you will be rewarded!

Original Info:
Sun Ra Arkestra
Earth Tavern
Portland, Oregon
(this is a fragmentary tape of this show)
aud>?>cdr>eac(secure mode)>flac(level 8)

total time 0:43:55

1 untitled improvisation
2 Face the Music / Make Another Mistake
3 Images
4 Theme of the Stargazers
5 Pleiades
6 Discipline 27-II/This World Is Not My Home/ Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
7 Angel Race
8 An Astro Nation of the United Worlds of Outer Space
9 Interstellar Low Ways
10 Journey to Outer Space / There are Other Worlds They Have Not Told You Of / Third Heaven / Why Go to the Moon
11 unidentified title

Sun Ra-org, voc
Michael Ray-tp
poss. Eddie Gale-tp
Tony Bethel-tb
Vincent Chancey-Frh
Marshall Allen-as, fl
John Gilmore-ts, perc
prob. Eloe Omoe-as, bcl, fl
Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl
James Jacson-bsn, perc
Damon Choice-vib
Dale Williams-eg
poss. Richard Williams-b
Luqman Ali-d
Space Ethnic Voices:
June Tyson-voc, dance
prob. Judith Holton (Wisteria)-voc, dance
prob. Cheryl Banks-voc, dance
Eddie Thomas (Thomas Thaddeus)-voc, dance

Bola Sete - 1966 - Bola Sete At The Monterey Jazz Festival

I found this gem in Amoeba Records today. I first heard of Bola Sete from the Magic of Juju blog page and have been searching for records of his ever since. If you enjoy acoustic music with lots of variation, you will love this album.

Verve Music Group Album Description (Source Link):

The late guitarist Djalma de Andrada gained the Portuguese nickname Bola Sete or ("seven ball" in English) for the single black ball in the game of billiards (not to be confused with the eight ball of pool) because he was the only black player in a Brazilian jazz group. Like many of his compatriots during the 1960s influx of Brazilian musicians to America, Bola Sete had roots in both Brazil’s European classical and African folk traditions. But he was also strongly influenced by jazz masters such as Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and especially Barney Kessel, and he developed a jazz-based, steely-toned acoustic guitar style. Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival captures a remarkable live set from 1966.

Bola Sete’s love of jazz played a large part in shaping his career in the States. After he joined pianist Vince Guaraldi’s trio on the West Coast, he was heard by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in 1962. Gillespie raved about his Brazilian Afro-jazz fusion, and by the time the concert documented here took place, Bola Sete had formed his own combo. On this set, which features a medley of songs from the movie Black Orpheus and two original compositions, including an exquisitely Brazilian "Flamenco", the players catch fire. There is brilliant interplay among the guitarist and drummer Paulinho Da Costa, virtuosic on a range of percussion instruments that create a true street-samba feel; the sensitive bassist Sebastião Neto; and the audience, whose roars of approval create an ideal, Carnival-like excitement around the music.

1. Black Orpheus Medley: Manha De Carnaval/ Adieu Tristesse/ Samba De Orfeo
2. Soul Samba
3. Flamenco
4. Spoken Introduction
5. Coisa Numero Um (Coisa No. 1)
6. Satin Doll

Check out another review of this historic document here

Thursday, November 27, 2008

AstroNation is Back! /// Sol - 1974 - Sol de Chile + Congregacion - 1972 - Congregacion Viene

All of the information on this release was found here

Sol - 1974 - Sol de Chile

El grupo Sol se formo en Argentina tras el golpe militar. Estuvo liderado por Antonio Smith (ex Congregacion), Matias Pizarro (ex La Costanera) mas otros jazzistas chilenos. Fusiono el rock, el jazz y el folklore andino interpretando temas propios con temas cedidos de Illapu y Los Jaivas.
Si bien para algunos puristas el resultado puede ser discutible, considero que es un documento imprescindible para comprender el rock en esa epoca.
01 Aiquina
02 Abre la puerta amigo
03 Escucha gringo
04 Himno para un canto amigo
05 Solo por una imagen
06 Me muero por ti paloma
07 Hay cielos para tu libertad
08 Hay un corazon que esta
09 Poderoso10 Eclipse
Antonio Smith - canto, guitarra
Matias Pizarro - piano, percusion
Enrique Luna - bajo
Miguel Angel Taborda - bateria, percusion
Fredy Anrique - flauta, percusion
Alejandro Rivera - charango, quena


All of the information from this release came from here

Congregacion - 1972 - Congregacion Viene

Surgidos en Valparaíso bajo la creatividad de Antonio Smith, su único disco es una mezcla de plácidos sonidos, llenos de mensajes positivos e idealistas, de amor a la naturaleza y al hombre en sí mismo. En lo musical desarrollan un estilo que mezcla el folclor, la sicodelia y lo progresivo. Si bien la banda no logró reconocimiento masivo en el país, Antonio Smith cantó en el Festival de Viña del Mar, aunque ante la apatía general de los espectadores y de la prensa.
Antonio Smith, el compositor de todos los temas de la banda, continúa trabajando como solista realizando música no comercial y más tarde produce -como era de esperarse- música New Age bajo el nombre de Awankana.
(Tony Littlewolf en
01 Estrecha a tu hermano
02 Arrebol
03 Mentes preñadas de amor
04 Sintesis de la existencia
05 El dulce espititu de la soledad - Ama la muerte hermano
06 Tanto parcelamiento
07 Ecliptica
08 Atrapados por un pensamiento
09 Fantastico
10 Cosas que suceden
11 Cuantos que no tienen y merecen
12 Mengano
13 Y regresaras a tu cuarto (Antonio I)
Antonio Smith - voz, coros, guitarra raglia, plectrofono, megafono, autor y arreglos
Alejandro Rodriguez - coros, guitarras 6 y 18 cuerdas y armonica
Alberto Pradas - coros, bajo electrico y guitarra
Baltazar Villaseca - Coros, percusion y guitarra
Carlos Vittini - coros, flauta, maracas y pandero

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pharaoh's Den Benefit Show November 21, 2008

Artists, painters, dancers, photographers, designers, musicians, sculptors, poets, we're having a benefit show for the Pharaoh's Den and we need you and everyone in the community to come support and offer your creativity to the space on November 21, 2008. The Pharaoh's Den is an artists run and supported cultural space center that is in need of the communities support to help keep this place alive. Everyone is welcomed to be a part of this benefit and we hope to hear back from anyone who has interests in making this a special evening. This is still an out of the pocket venture, your patronage and support will allow us to bring more artistic endeavors to the Pharaoh's Den.

The Pharaoh's Den
3579 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this benefit show:

(951) 683-5627

The Pharaoh's Den Cultural Space Center Mission Statement:

In the heART of beautiful downtown Riverside, an exciting and creative new cultural arts and performance space center is fast becoming a sizzling enclave of boundless expression for the creative community in every area of the arts. The Pharaoh's Den offers mediums of expression a wide variety of the meaning of what art has become to mean. Film, photography, classes, workshops and performance art are just a few of the creative mediums displayed here at the cultural space center The Pharaoh's Den. The variance within these different artistic mediums can be analyzed by the different music we have had ranging from punk, metal industrial avant-garde, experimental, hip hop, jazz, blues, reggae, noise, pop, and much more. It is not hard to fathom there will be an extraordinary array of emerging new artistic influences that will find their way to the Pharaoh's Den. The Pharaoh's Den is the perfect source of unity for underground, mainstream, and local and non-local artists. Art is often defined as the conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements that affects the sense of beauty. It may be easier for one to describe art as the way something is done—the use of imagination and skill in creating unique environments, aesthetic objects, and profound and moving experiences that we can readily share with others. However, those who contemplate and seek to define art in their own application will generally agree that; at any given moment in time, art will lack a satisfactory definition. This lack of definition is what we thrive on as individuals and as a whole at The Pharaoh's Den, the unknown becomes the accepted medium of exploration and growth, not blueprint fixtures that cause vortexes of creative stagnation. We are defined loosely as a social network of cosmic brothers and sisters all unified together under the envelope of creation. The Pharaoh's Den is a road that could never be polarized to one element or one tying as a representative of the whole as the path will forever mold and change, constantly providing new boundless opportunities. There is a growing artistic energy grid in Downtown Riverside, and the Pharaoh's Den provides the perfect environment for different mediums to co-exist side by side. As we all know, there is always a challenge to stamp any new venture with a brand that people can identify with. The Pharaoh's Den addresses this by providing an outlet for anyone who is involved in the creative process. It is the perfect place for underground talent to emerge and evolve, and provides a friendly platform for the more mainstream talent to showcase their skills as well. Discipline, precision, progress, growth, community, and knowledge are just a few of the themes that define the mission of the Pharaoh's Den. This mission is slowly growing stronger and stronger as time moves along, a strength that slowly finds new areas to sprout out of. Like the opening track from Miles Davis' Bitches Brew double LP album, 'The Pharaoh's Dance", which served as an inspiration for the cultural venue: the Pharaoh's Den strives to be at the forefront of each new development in art and music. And like Miles Davis himself, the Pharaoh's Den endeavors to become a highly influential conduit through which many important artists and musicians of today will emerge. All of the infinite things in existence, great and small, seen and unseen, imaginable and unimaginable; have their beginnings in the quietude of life. And, if we are not careful, we will miss the opportunity to see that the Pharaoh's Den is marching perfectly in step with the concourse of nature. Perhaps, this is why the Pharaoh's Den warmly welcomes the artist whose talents are still underground—and those whose talents are well developed. We think you will fill find the Pharaoh's Den to be an entirely new experience—one that you can enjoy and share with others for years to come.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, Toucan Starflower, Pegasissy, The Raga and Forte Formulate: June 27, 2008 @ The Pharaohs Den

On Friday, June 27, 2008 come join The Pharaohs Den in a special evening of sound exploration from many fascits of Riversides growing creative community. Arrive early, the show will start at 8 PM, this is a night you won't want to miss...

The Pharaohs Den
3579 University Ave.
Riverside, CA

Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound


Forte Formulate

Forte to set it straight

Toucan Starflower

excited about heliography!


The Raga

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Story of Life...The End

Thanks to anyone and everyone who ever recieved enjoyment from AstroNation.

Jimi Hendrix, September of 1970:

The story of jesus
So easy to explain
After they crucified him,
A woman, she claimed his name
The story of jesus
The whole Bible knows
Went all across the desert
And in the middle, he found a rose

There should be no questions
There should be no lies
He was married ever happily after
All the tears we cry
No use in arguing
All the use to the man that moans
When each man falls in battle
His soul it has to roam
Angles of heaven
Flying saucers to some,
Made easter sunday
The name of the rising sun

The story is written
By so many people who dared,
To lay down the truth
To so very many who cared
To carry the cross
Of jesus and beyond
We will guide the light
This time with a woman in our arms
We as men
Cant explain the reason why
The womans always mentioned
At the moment that we die
All we know
Is God is by our side,
And he says the word
So easy yet so hard

I wish not to be alone,
So I must respect my other heart
Oh, the story
Of jesus is the story
Of you and me
No use in feeling lonely,
I am searching to be free

The story
Of life is quicker
Than the wink of an eye
The story of love
Is hello and goodbye
Until we meet again

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stevie Ray Vaughn 4.29.1990 Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA


Stevie Ray Vaughan
April 29, 1990
Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA


In the Open (with Jimmy Lee Vaughan)

Collins Shuffle

The Things That I Used To Do

Look At Little Sister

Love Struck Baby


Wall of Denial

Mary Had A Little Lamb


Cold Shot

Couldn't Stand The Weather

If The House is Rockin'


Voodoo Chile


Soundboard > DAT > DAT Clone(s) > CD-R > flac (w/TLH) [8]

MD5 & ffp created with Trader's Little Helper


This is a GREAT sounding (A+) recording of SRV & DT at the Jazz Fest. in New Orleans. I'm not sure if this is still rare, but at the time I got my CD, it was fairly uncirculated. My copy came from my friend CM who had a relative that ran the mixing board from which this tape came. Some of the ID markers ma not be perfect, but feel free to retrack it if you wish. All credits for the availability of this one go to CM. I just transferred my copy to share with you good people out there.


DO NOT ENCODE TO LOSSY FORMATS (except for personal use)!!


...and if someone feels the urge to make some artwork, follow that urge (& send it to me)...



April 2008

Soft Machine 1972-04-24 Piper Club Rome, Italy


Here is a very nice audience recording of the Soft Machine in1972 that I have not seen here before. When I received this in a trade some years ago it was one continuous track that I have now split into 8 files. I hope I got the transitions right.

Soft Machine
Piper Club, Rome, Italy
24 April 1972

unknown audience recording

trade CDR > EAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (tracking) > FLAC frontend > FLAC > you

1 Plain Tiffs > All White (7:08)
2 Slightly All The Time (11:46)
3 Drop (5:05)
4 MC (4:39)
5 Out-Bloody-Rageous (14:17)
6 As If (9:18)
7 LBO (8:23)
8 Pigling Bland (4:35)

total time: 65:11

Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, electric piano
John Marshall - drums

Uploaded to Dime by propylaen April 2008.

HMS Studios and The Pharaohs Den Presents: Hip Hop Addix Reunion Show

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jimi Hendrix - Tinker Street Cinema, Woodstock 1969-08-10


Jimi Hendrix
Tinker Street Cinema, Woodstock, USA 1969-08-10 AUD

Jimi jammed with Jerry Velez, Juma Sultan, unknown local musicians

Lineage: 1st gen (?) > ATM 156 > flac

As requested, here is the most complete tape from the Tinker Street jam. I took this from ATM 156 („Kick out the jams").
I have to say that I enjoyed lsitening to the jams again...yes, the group plays pretty rough, but Jimi is in good spirits! Some nice guitar work, I also love the little octaver solo towards the end of The Dance. If the band just had been a little tighter :-)))


01. The Dance
02. Sundance
03. JL 13 (Earth Blues)
04. Star Spangled Banner

Brought to you by olvator 4/2008

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour/Yellow Submarine Studio Outtakes 1967/1968


THE BEATLES :: MAGICAL MYSTERY DEMOS :: Magical Mystery Tour/Yellow Submarine Studio Outtakes 1967/1968

Publisher: Parlophone (Fake)
Reference: B45678967
Date: 1998
Made In: GB
Quality: Very Good/Excellent
Total duration: 63:59

Lineage: Original Silver --> wav (EAC) --> flac (level 5)
Complete Artwork: Included

NOTE: This marks a new secure rip and replaces the previous seed of this silver with EAC log in torrent.

01. All Together On The Wireless Machine (Paul on the BBC 25.11.67)
02. Magical Mystery Tour (film version)
03. The Fool On The Hill (take 1 - demo version)
04. Magical Mellotron Music (incidental music)
05. Aerial Tour Instrumental (alternate version of "FLYING")
06. Where's The Bus (dialogue)
07. I Am The Walrus (take 7 - instrumental - a breakdown)
08. I Am The Walrus (take 9 - instrumental)
09. I Am The Walrus (final 'basic' version without overdubs)
10. Jessie's Dream (incidental music)
11. Blue Jay Way (rough mix)
12. They're Having A Lovely Time (dialogue)
13. Your Mother Should Know (take 1)
14. Hello Goodbye (take 1 - instrumental)
15. All You Need Is Love (original mono-mix with longer fade-out)
16. It's All Too Much (film version)
17. New Blue Meanies (dialogue)
18. All Together Now (mono-mix)
19. Hey Bulldog (mono-mix)
20. Across The Universe (alternative mix)
21. It's All Too Much (unedited long version)
22. Think For Yourself (studio talk 1965, part of which was used in the "YELLOW SUBMARINE" film)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Mars Volta 2008/01/23 Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater


The Mars Volta
Ann Arbor, MI
@ Michigan Theater

Source: Sp-cmc-2(AT831)>Sp-spsb-1(@95 Hz)>Edirol R-09>Cd Wave
Location: Balcony Center Row C
Taper: (

Disc 1
01. Intro
02. Roulette Dares
03. Viscera Eyes
04. Wax Simulacra
05. Goliath
06. conjugal Burns
07. Tetragrammaton
Disc 2
01. Agadez
02. Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus
03. Metatron
04. Drunkship
05. Ilyena
06. Day of the Baphomets

Amazing show! My first time recording with the edirol and thought I had the hold button on, but no, I somehow shut the recorder off at the end of Goliath and I didn't notice until the end of the jam on Conjugal Burns. Enter Galen. He also taped the show (DPA-4061>MPS6030>Sony PCM-m1 (Oade Mod. II) and so kindly gave me a chunk of his recording to make a patch from. Without him this complete recording would not have happened. Level adjustments being made at the beginning of Roulette. There are a few mic pops throughout. Great performance! From Cedric running to the soundboard, acting like the mic stand was a movie camera in Conjugal, giving the guy in the audience the mic in Cygnus, dumping his tea out and putting the mic in the empty mug and shaking during tetragrammaton, all the stage banter, and finally the tripping kid that walked across the front of the stage, it was an incredible night. This recording goes out to those of us who have had Columbus cancelled on us TWICE now. It's unfortunate, but let's hope they reschedule and bring something special with them! I've put a lot of work into this recording and there was just a flood of shows back in January when this took place so I figured I'd hold onto it for a while and put it online during a volta draught, but after this weekend I think everyone in this area that may have been in attendence deserves a little bonus! Hope it was worth the wait! Enjoy! NEVER FOR SALE!

Toy Machine Welcome to Hell

Blind Skateboards Video Days

Lakai Limited Footwear Fully Flared

Girl Skateboards Mouse

Girl Skateboards Yeah Right!

Plan B Skateboards Virtual Reality

Es Footwear - Menikmati

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Mars Volta 2008-04-17 Bedlam At The Pageant


The Mars Volta - Bedlam At The Pageant

The Pageant, St. Louis MO April 17 2008

Recorded by R. Greenfield (Robducati), assisted by P. McCarty (Plasticman)

Recorded just left of mixing desk, elevated from floor area.



SP-CMC-8 Audio Technica mics (cardioid, mounted on hat, 6" separation)>SP-R09 12 volt mic power supply>Edirol R09 via line-in (16/44.1 WAV on SanDisk Ultra2 4 gig card)>USB to PC>CoolEditPro2>CDWave>Traders Little Helper(flac level 8)>bit torrent.

Hastily tracked and torrented due to demand. I will try to spend more time on this recording at some point in the future with more precise tracking and post work.

Please do not mp3 or remaster unless for non distributed personal use. Also please do not sell.



Gershon Mosley - Logic

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Astrological Straights by Zach Hill: Ipecac Records

Mark from Leaving the Arena of Anthroplogy myspace page:

The time has finally come for more new music from Zach. My excitement is immeasurable.


These guests will also appear on the record:
Carson McWhirter, Josh Hill, Robby Moncrieff, Jonathan Hischke, Marnie Stern, Tyler Pope, Les Claypool, No Age, Steve Borth, Marco Benevento, Chino Moreno

01) Iambic Strays
02) Toll Road
03) Street People
04) Dark Art
05) Keep Calm and Carry On
06) Hindsight Is Nowhere
07) Ummer
08) Stoic Logic
09) Uhuru
10) Momentum
11) Unseen Forces
12) Tick On
13) Astrological Straits

Bonus disc:
01) Necromancer

(Guest list and song list ganked from pitchforkmedia)

Zach will be posting some music from this album on his own site, www. myspace. com/zachhillmusic, some time soon.

This will probably be the best album ever.

Take care,

Ipecac Drum Circle feat. Lombardo, Smith, & Hill

Nels Cline Singers, Safari Sam's W. Hollywood 2007-12-05


(TomP) Remaster

The Nels Cline Singers
Wed 2007-12-05
Safari Sam's
West Hollywood, CA

Source: Dime post by paneltour - thanks !!

AKGC61's xy @ the stage lip center> 744t > mac > flac
Live recording & post Art Granoff

Changes made (Nero 7):
Corrected 0.30msec (microphone?) phase offset
- Improves instument clarity / dynamics
- A little more bass
- Centres and widens the stereo image field
Increased volume of all quiet parts by +3dB
Further increased volume by +4dB on tr05 and all applause / announcement segments

NOTE: The phase correction process creates small inaudible SBEs, but if you fix them, it destroys
much of the improvements, so I suggest leaving it alone.

Quality: Definitely an A++ now

This is a wonderful rare (on Dime anyway) recording and performance by the great Nels Cline
Singers, with only a few minor flaws were easily fixed (details above).

Member jonI likened it as " recorded closer to the stage on a better rig..." and I think that
is a very good description, so don't miss it...

...Enjoy !!

Devin Hoff - contrabass
Scott Amendola - drums, cymbals, electronics
Nels Cline - six and twelve string guitars, electronics

Set List (63.24)
11.24 Squirrel of God
13.37 Sunken Song
04.06 Jackieing (Monk)
13.04 Attempted
07.45 Dedication (Andrew Hill)
13.24 Something About David H.

The Nels Cline Singers - April 27, 2007

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pink Floyd - 1970-11-06 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland


Pink Floyd - 1970-11-06 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland
Quality: VG
Lineage: 1st gen>dat>cd-r(2)>EAC (secure with C2)>CDWave>CEP 2.1>WAV>Flac Frontend (with Align)>FLAC(7)
Taped by: ??
Transfered by: mesquite


Set List:

Disc 1:
01. Astronomy Domine (9:21)
02. Fat Old Sun (15:08)
03. Cymbaline (11:33)
04. Atom Heart Mother (18:07)

Disc 2:
01. Embryo (10:14)
02. Green Is The Colour (3:28)
03. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (10:34)
04. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (13:06)
05. A Saucerful Of Secrets (19:36) (cut)

Total: 111:12

Notes: Many many thanks to the taper and Mesquite for sharing this gem from his fantastic collection. This cd came to me with 33 tracks with some repeats between cds. I used cdwave & Cool Edit pro (CEP) to split/join tracks and remove any repeats. No other processing was done. It sounds pretty much the same as "Mind Your Throats Adam".

Art Ensemble of Chicago Cambridge, MA March 29, 1985


A good show, decent sound. The only AEC I have from 1985...are there any other shows out there from this era?
Thanks to the original seeder and taper...are you still here?

Art Ensemble of Chicago
Swift’s, Cambridge, MA, 29th March 1985

1st set, 59' 08"

1. 14' 37"
2. (tape flip at 32' 00") 38' 00"
3. 3' 54"
4. 2' 37"

2nd set, 76’ 22"

1. (tape flip at 45' 502) 71' 03"
2. 4' 46"
3. 0' 34"


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Sweden 9/10/67 First Show


The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Akademiska föreningen
Lund, Sweden
September 10, 1967
First show

1. Intro + tune-up
2. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Foxey Lady
4. Catfish Blues
5. Fire
6. The Wind Cries Mary
7. Have Mercy On Me Baby (interrupted due to power troubles)
8. Manic Depression
9. Purple Haze
Total time: 38:50

This tape was first circulated in May 2005, I'm pretty sure it got passed around here but here it is again, one of the best of the newly-surfaced tapes, excellent sound quality and an inspired show. If you don't have it grab it! These are the original FLAC files as downloaded back then, no conversion.

This was originally seeded as a first-generation copy and a few months later a copy straight from the master was seeded. This is the latter, superior version.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Donald Byrd - 1975 - Places and Spaces

AMG Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:

"Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something — there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco."

Donald Byrd (tp/flh/vcl/prod), Fonce Mizell (tp/clavinet/vcl/prod), Larry Mizell (p/vcl/prod), Skip Scarborough (eP), Chuck Rainey (eB), Craig McMullen, John Rowin (g), Tyree Glenn (ts), Ray Brown (tp), George Bohannon (tb), James Carter (whistles), Harvey Mason, Sr. (d), King Errisson (cga), Mayuto Correa (cga/per), Kay Haith (vcl), Wade Marcus (con/string arr); recorded on 18, 20 & 25 August, 1975

01. Change (Makes You Want to Hustle)
02. Wind Parade
03. Fallin’ like Dominoes
04. Places and Spaces
05. You and the Music
06. Night Whistler
07. Just My Imagination

Monday, April 14, 2008

Outkast - Aquemini

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1968-14-02 - Denver, Col, - Regis College

Never before circulated Jimi Hendrix Experience audience tape:


Here's the info from Doug Bell's site.

14 Feb Fieldhouse, Regis College, Denver, CO

1. Tax Free (inc m)
2. Fire
3. The Wind Cries Mary
4. Foxy Lady
5. Spanish Castle Magic
6. I Don't Live Today
7. Purple Haze
8. Wild Thing

1-8 (AU, 39:37, 7.5/10 [VG/VG+]) (T, master)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1969 - Stockholm Concerts


Jimi Hendrix Stockholm Concert
Purple Haze Records – HAZE003

Source: Silver Cds > EAC > FLAC > YOU

Disc 1 – First Show January 9, 1969
Konserthuset Stockholm Sweden
01. Introduction
02. Killing Floor
03. Spanish Castle Magic
04. Fire
05. Hey Joe
06. Voodoo Chile
07. Red House
08. Sunshine of Your Love

Disc 2 – Second Show January 9, 1969
Konserthuset Stockholm Sweden
01. Introduction
02. Don’t Live Today
03. Spanish Castle Magic
04. Hey Joe
05. Voodoo Chile
06. Sunshine of Your Love
07. Red House
08. Fire
09. Purple Haze
10. Star Spangled Banner

There is a version of these shows already listed here, and I am not sure how that one compares to this.

Enjoy and Seed!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bar-Kays - Soul Finger

Curtis Knight and The Squires (with Hendrix) - Hornets Nest

Don Covay - Fat Man

Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets

Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Youngblood - Georgia Blues

Little Richard - Lucille

Little Richard performing live in UK in the 60's

Wilson Pickett - The Midnight Hour

Live in Africa during the 1970's

Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

The Midnight Special (1977)

Kayo Dot - Gemini Becoming the Tripod

Guru Guru - Oxymoron (1972)

Kraan - 1975 - Live

Track Listings :

1. Jerk of Life (5:09)
2. Nam Nam (15:09)
3. Holiday am Matterhorn including Gipfelsturm (12:59)
4. Sarahs Ritt durch den Schwarzwald (6:00)
5. Andy Nogger (3:30)
6. Andy Nogger - Gutter King (6:59)
7. Hallo Ja Ja, I don't know (10:18)
8. Lonesome Liftboy (5:12)
9. Kraan Arabia (12:30)

- Jan Fride / drums
- Helmut Hattler / bass
- Johannes Pappert / Alto saxophone
- Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, vocals

Diddy (ProgArchives):

Sometimes, when you have enough of all the prog clichés and the omnipresent, pretentious sound orotundity it is time for a break, it is definitely time for KRAAN!

In my opinion very underrated, this german Krautrock/Fusion band shows a very different approach to progressive music than many other bands. Not abovementioned clichés take center stage but easiness and pure joy. On that account their music sometimes sounds like one endless jamsession transferring the fun to the listener in best time. I guess that's why they sold out about 300 shows in only 2 years.

Their 1975 released first live album shows imposingly how pure music sounds like. Partly Krautrock, very Psychedelic and partly Fusion, Funk and Progressive influenced the very jazzy music diffuses an unconstrained, quite relaxed feeling. Recorded 1974 in Berlin (a stronghold for Kraan) the album features expended and very extended versions of previous studio albums, mainly taken from the antecessor "Andy Nogger". The terrific percussion and bass work creates a perfect base for the melody and solo performances of the guitar and the saxophone. Johannes Pappert's saxophone sounds like a violin, or a synthesizer but actually never like a saxophone. Helmut Hatter's bassplaying can be described as the engine of their music, the driving force while guitar and saxophone contribute the soloing part. Brimming with highlights there seems to be no song to emphasize. Maybe "Holiday am Marterhorn including Gipfelsturm" (The Marterhorn is one of the highest montains of the alps) where Peter Wolbrandt outreaches himself on the guitar, a magnificent piece of, party improvised, music.

This live record is one of the best live recordings I know, actually exemplary. Pure listening pleasure and a lot of fun carried forward by this powerful and vivid performance. I think some neoprog band with their flamboyant keyboard bombast should take a leaf out of this book...

This is definitely an excellent addition to any prog music collection, highly recommended!

Kraan - Sarahs Ritt durch den Schwarzwald (1972)

Santana 1968 S.F. Avalon Ballroom KMPX-FM


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

This is not the same as what is now posted at:

That one is on only one disc and has been decided in the comments to be inferior in other ways to this reseed from 2005. All files, including the info file are the same as before so you can help seed if you happen to still have the Flac download.

Sound quality is very good FM from low gen. off-air reel - check the sample to decide for yourself...

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

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

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

Probable lineage: 1st or 2nd gen. copy of off-air reel master.
KMPX-FM > ? > Sony SLH-180 7 inch Dolby B 1/4 track reel recorded at 3.75 ips (Tandberg 9241XD) > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > AIFF > FLAC level 8 (created with xACT with sector boundaries verified). md5 file created with checkSUM+.

Nothing has been edited out or eq'd, but there were lots of dropouts - mostly in just one of the channels. Since this is basically a mono mix, the dropouts and levels changes could be almost entirely eliminated - either by pasting in from the good channel or with manual level adjustments in Pro Tools. The finished result is very clean sounding overall. This version is less cut up and better sound quality than the previous version seeded.

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

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

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

But I'm sure you will enjoy this however you decide to label it!

Enjoy and SHARE!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Marshall Allen + Paul Hession - Kraak Festival 2008

Marshall Allen Philadelphia 2005-06-11


Marshall Allen
Tritone, Philadelphia, PA
June 11, 2005

Please share freely, never sell and only convert to lossy formats for personal use.

If you like this show, please consider uploading a show from your collection. I'm interested in virtually all avantgarde/free jazz, modern classical and some prog rock.

Also, if any of you are interested in trading live music like this by snail mail please send me a PM.

Lineage: CD on trade ( AUD, unknown gen ) -> Extracted & converted to FLAC using EAC -> DIME

Disc 1

Track 1 00:57
Track 2 08:58
Track 3 09:29
Track 4 00:30
Track 5 12:29
Track 6 09:07
Track 7 05:46
Track 8 10:02
Track 9 04:55
Track 10 13:04
Track 11 01:17


Marshall Allen
Elliot Levin
Tyrone Hill
Philmore Brown


2nd Annual Youth Art Education Program: Color Theory, Creation and Sound Healing

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Mars Volta - Vade Mecum - Live @ 013 Tilburg 6 March 2008

The Mars Volta - Agadez - Live @ 013 Tilburg 6 March 2008

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Jabborwocky, Syracuse, N.Y. 1971/11/04- FM


Mahavishnu Orchestra
November 4, 1971
Jabberwocky Inn, Syracuse, NY

Source/Quality: aud

Miles Beyond
Dream (?)
Vital Transformation

John McLaughlin (g)
Jerry Goodman (vln)
Jan Hammer (el-p, synth)
Rick Laird (el-b)
Billy Cobham (d)

the above is the original info file for this posting.
this is a remaster of torrent #152886 uploaded to dime
on July 1st, 2007 by filos35.
This recording was apparently originally sourced from a WAER FM broadcast (or possibly the pre-fm sbd of it). I believe it to be a stereo recording, although parts of it do sound pretty mono too.

You can't call it jazz, or progressive rock. This is the earliest recording I've ever heard of the greatest FUSION band in the world (past, present or future, imho)

remastering notes:
runtime here is 77:58 (same as before, no files were edited)
This may be the only torrent I've DL'ed twice on dime-
because the 1st time I found myself with "fla" files,
and had no clue what to do about that so I couldn't decode
my DL of this show to WAV for disc. Then someone in the
comments for the original posting said if you add a "c"
to "fla" files they basically become (decodable) flac files
(with flac frontend). I tried that and got the files used
for this remastering. I did not notice any sign of a problem
with any of the files themselves.

I found there to be several tracks where the left side was
considerably overaccentuating compared to the right. This
might be a good idea in politics but it doesn't sound so
good in a Mahavishnu concert. Otherwise this recording is
pretty decent sound (far from outstanding however) except
there were several erratic level changes (not just from the
music) in several of the tracks. I have adjusted the levels
to balance out the whole show including the erratic changes
so they may not even be noticable any more. I found some of
them quite annoying and detracting to the continuity of this
fine music, and I know only some Maha. fans have the ability/
software/time and/or patience to fix that so I'm sharing my
fix of it. Also being very familiar with Maha. music helps too.

My Hollow Drum Residency @ The Crosby (Santa Ana)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Mars Volta - 24.02.2008 Germany, Berlin, Huxley's neue Welt

*AstroNation highly recommends this show to any Mars Volta fan


The Mars Volta - 2008.02.24
Germany, Berlin, Huxley's neue Welt

taper: DaGobert
ICQ: 165-726-126

source: Soundprofessionals CMC8 > SPSB6 (@16Hz) > Sony MZ-RH1 (Line-In, PCM, 16bit/44.1kHz) > 2 HiMDs
mic config: on my glasses
location: second row behind the sbd
transfer: Sony HiMD > USB2.0 > SonicStage 4.3 > Adobe Audition 3 > wav > FlacFrontend
editing: Adobe Audition3:

• fade-in/out
• tracking
• volumechange + digital editing with Ozone3


01 - A Fistful Of Dollars Intro
02 - Roulette Dares
03 - Viscera Eyes
04 - Wax Simulacra
05 - Goliath
06 - Ouroboros
07 - Tetragrammaton
08 - Agadez
09 - Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus
10 - Drunkship Of Laterns
11 - Illyena
12 - Meccamputechture
13 - Day Of The Baphomets

Filled in the missed material (due to the md exchange) with the material of my
second source [MBHO MBP 603 A / KA 200 N > Sony XLR-1 > Sony PCM-D50 @24/48]
The first 6 minutes are mono.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Free Show: Saturday April 5th 2008 @ The Pharaohs Den (Riverside, CA)

Good Times Infinity
Forte Formulate
Formed in Hearts

Acoustic Performances // Art Displays // Film Screenings

On April 5th, HMS Studios and The Pharaohs Den are presenting an evening with the arts. Come join us for a night of multi dimensional experiences.

The Pharaohs Den Cultural Arts Space is located at 3579 University in Riverside, CA above the coffee shop Back To The Grind

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sun Ra Live Tape Collection

On the fantastic dimeadozen, there has been a huge explosion of live recordings from the living myth, Sun Ra, don't miss out on this wealth of knowledge.

Happy Easter to all in the omniverse! A mammoth and exquisite Sun Ra show...essential to the legacy of El Son "sonny" Ra...
((read the notes below...THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL RELEASE VERSION.))
This recent flood of amazing Sun Ra material has got me back with a, i have dug out many early Sun Ra shows and will be seeding some more great 70's material soon...
Sun Ra and the Omniverse Arkestra
"Spaceships at Soundscape"
Soundscape, New York City. 11/24/79
24 nov 79
AUD - Cass. master - cass. 1 - DAT(this) - CDR - Flac - world

NOTE: THIS IS NOT the officially released concert from a few days earlier (see below)*

notes from Maudry discog:

T79.11.9. New York concert*
Radio broadcast, Soundscape program, WBAI-FM, New York, 11/9/79. 70 min. concert + 40 min. lecture. Good sound. [Simosko; exact date given by WKCR in 1987 when they rebroadcast the lecture.]

To be released by DIW. The lecture was published in Hambone #10. [Graves]


T79.11.24. New York concert
Spaceships at Soundscape. Soundscape, New York City. 11/24/79. 315 min. EX sound, some audience chatter audible. [Webber and Trent]

1st set:
unidentified title (perc, ob, b, bs, fls, tp, eg, vib, tb, t and tb, ens)
unidentified title (perc; Jacson, Infinity Drum; d; ens; Allen, as)
Tapestry from an Asteroid (Ra) (Tyson, voc)
Astro Black (Ra) (ens; cello; Tyson, voc; ens)
Pleiades (Ra) (fl duet)
unidentified title (vib duet; eg; b; bs; perc; bs and Omoe, bcl; tp; perc)
Mystery, Mr. Ra (Tyson and Ra, voc; Ra appears after 50 minutes of introduction)
Discipline 27 (Ra) (Allen, as; Ra, conducting)
unidentified title (vib; b; bs; ens; excellent outside Gilmore, ts)
unidentified title (Ra, p solo)
The Way You Look Tonight (Ra, solo p intro; poss. Ray, voc; Gilmore, ts)
unidentified blues (Ra, p; eg)
Big John's Special (H. Henderson)
unidentified title (Ra, p; eg)
Images (Ra) (Ra, solo p intro; Ray, tp; Ra, p; Gilmore, ts)
unidentified title (Ra, p; eg; tp; d; ens)
Spontaneous Simplicity (Ra) (Allen, fl; Ra, org) pt 1

disc 2
Spontaneous Simplicity (Ra) (Allen, fl; Ra, org) pt 2
Watusa (Ra) (eg; perc; Jacson, Infinity Drum; the 1979-1980 version)
Door of the Cosmos (Ra) (ens voc)
Discipline 27-II (Ra) (Ra, declamation)

2nd set:
unidentified title (Allen, kora; perc)
Friendly Galaxy (Ra) (tp; vib; eg; bs)
unidentified title (ens; Ray, tp; Allen, as; b; ens; Williams?, bs; ens)
Enlightenment (Dotson-Ra) (Tyson and ens, voc)

unidentified title (Wilson and Choice, vib)
unidentified title (eg)
Strange World / Black Myth (Ra) (Tyson, voc)
We're Living in the Space Age (Ra) (Tyson, voc; sax ens)
Ancient Days and Myths (Ra) (Tyson, voc; Omoe, bcl ; Ra finally appears, voc)
Tomorrow Never Comes (Ra) (Ra, voc; Tyson, voc)
Keep Your Sunny Side Up (Ra; not the standard) (Ra, declamation; ens voc; Thompson and Williams?, bs duet; conducted ens)
unidentified title (vib)
Three Little Words (Kalmar-Ruby) (poss. Ray, voc; Gilmore, ts)
Halloween in Harlem (Ra) (Ray, tp)
Yeah Man! (Sissle-Henderson)
unidentified blues (eg; Ra, p)

disc 4
unidentified title (Ra, syn solo)
unidentified title (Ra) (Ra, org; Allen, as)
Love in Outer Space (Ra) (Ra, org; Jacson, Infinity Drum; Williams?, bs; perc; dance)
Calling Planet Earth (Ra)
Space Is the Place (Ra) / We Travel the Spaceways (Ra)
Hit That Jive, Jack (Calloway)

The Arkestra: Michael Ray-tp; poss. Eddie Gale-tp; poss. Craig Harris-tb; Marshall Allen-as, ob, fl, kora; John Gilmore-ts, cl, timbales; prob. Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; Eloe Omoe-as, bcl; poss. Kenny Williams-bs; James Jacson-bsn, ob, fl, Ancient Egyptian Infinity Drum; Ra-p, org, syn, voc; prob. Harry Wilson-vib; prob. Damon Choice-vib; poss. Skeeter McFarland-eg; poss. Taylor Richardson-eg; unidentified-clo; unidentified-b; poss. Luqman Ali-d; unidentified-d; prob. Atakatune (Stanley Morgan)-cga, perc; June Tyson-voc. [Trent with possibles by rlc]

"Most of it is far out improvisation, really excellent" [Webber]

"It was a three or four night event. A guy from Boston came down with a huge light show. Real lights – it the equipment was so large we hoisted it up the elevator shaft." [Graves]

Soundscape was a real, physical club at this time, located at 52nd Street and 10th Avenue. Bradford Graves and Verna Gillis have not been able to locate their tapes of this concert as of yet. They say, however, that there are additional recordings of Sun Ra concerts made at Soundscape between 1979 and 1985. Abdullah was not present at the 1979 concerts but recalls performing at Soundscape in 1980 or 1981, a period during which he was going to school. [rlc]

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Space IS the Place.....


ok, here is the first of a few nice gems from the mid 70s...enjoy the sounds of El Ra!
a short but sweet FM...some extra info about the show also included.

+++If anyone knows of a good ONLINE discog. of Ra's live tapes, i would love to know!
Maudry's site is way out of date, and i cant seem to find CEddy's either...
much thanks....


Sun Ra Arkestra
30 jan 75
Smiling Dog Saloon

FM master reel > cass. 1 > DAT(1) > DAT(2) > CDR > FLAC > Omniverse

Astro Nation
Love In Outer Space
Theme Of the Stargazers
The Satellights are Spinning
Friendly Galaxy #1
I Am the Brother of the Wind
I, Pharoah
Sophisticated Lady

It was the last week of January 1975. Sun Ra and his unusual group of entertainers came to Cleveland for the first time to play a six-day engagement at the Smiling Dog Saloon. From Tuesday night, January 28th, through Sunday, February 2nd, the iconoclastic band that didn’t fit any of the usual categories of jazz, played twice a night, plus a matinee on Saturday. The Thursday night show was recorded and broadcast on radio.

The announcer opened the broadcast, saying simply, "Now, the WMMS Sound broadcasts Sun Ra and the Intergactic Myth-Science Arkestra."

The scene was the Smiling Dog Saloon, a former bowling alley at West 25th and Woodbridge, just off Interstate 71. It had been Cleveland’s almost exclusive venue for jazz since 1971, the club that had presented Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Art Blakey and many others. But, this night, it was Sun Ra and his almost cult-like big band that he called an "Arkestra." Members of the band, dressed in sparkling, colorful costumes and playing almost every kind of rhythm instrument you can imagine, marched out and began parading around the stage.

Bernard Lairet, writing in The Plain Dealer, called the Sun Ra Arkestra "a drastic alternative to lovers of the stereotyped big band." By comparison, the writer said, "Maynard Ferguson might be considered dull and boring" and Stan Kenton "might be likened to a ridiculous musical dinosaur."

"In the later half of 1975 and the beginning of 1976, the Arkestra worked frequently in the Midwest: the Smiling Dog Saloon in Cleveland, various venues in Chicago, and colleges. They also played in New York and on the East Coast, including possibly the Left Bank Jazz Society in Baltimore (though this last could have come later). [Abdullah]" ~ Saturn Research

Broadcast on WMMS Cleveland

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another great FM...some of this was broadcast on WKCR in truncated form (see below), this is a complete re-broadcast from some time later, probably during one of the Sun Ra marathons.


Sun Ra and the Omniverse Arkestra
Public Theay=tre, NYC
5 may 78
FM - Cass. master - cass. 1 - DAT(this) - CDR - Flac - world

intro / disc 27 >
shadow world
body and soul
yeah, man
lights on a satellite
sound mirror
We aravel the Spaceways

bonus - disc 2 - tracks 5 and 6 from Brescia, Italy 1983.
these were on my original tape.
1st gen aud. tape source. EX sound. sorry, its all i have.
If anyopne ha this complete, please seed!

some notes found on Maudry's discog. :
T78.5.5. New York concert
The Public Theater, New York, 5/5/78. c. 12 min. Clear recording, but off balance. [rlc; tape played on WKCR Sun Ra Festival]

Body and Soul (Heyman-Green-Sour-Eyton) (Gilmore-ts; Ra-org)
Yeah Man! (Sissle-Henderson) (Gilmore-cl; Ray-tp; Gilmore-ts)
Lightnin' (Ellington) (Gilmore-cl)

The Arkestra: Ra-org; Michael Ray-tp; Ahmed Abdullah-tp; Craig Harris-tb; Tony Bethel-tb; Vincent Chancey-frh; Marshall Allen-as; Danny Davis-as; John Gilmore-ts, cl; Danny Ray Thompson-bs; Eloe Omoe-bcl; James Jacson-bsn, perc; Luqman Ali-d; Atakatune-cga; Cheryl Banks-dance; Judith Holton (Wisteria)-dance; Mickey Davidson-dance. [rlc with additions and corrections by Abdullah, who has a photo taken at this gig]

Abdullah was in and out of the Arkestra at this time.


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another killer aud. tape, although a bit hissy in the quiet moments(!), that surfaced withing the last few years.... sounds like the taper was right in front on the band, or close to the side...enjoy


Sun Ra and the Arkestra
The "new" Five Spot
11 june 75
Aud. master - cass. 1 (listed that way) - Trade CDRs - ReTracked to 1 CDR - Flac - world

1. Lightning (Ellington)
3. King Porter Stomp (Morton)
4. Moonship journey
5. Improv. pt 1
6. Improv cont.
7. interlude
8. space is the place
9. continued. > we roam the cosmos > immeasurable universe...

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here's another great late 70's Ra show ...i have this listed as soundboard, but i think its one of the stage recordings that was done by the band.
inst. are clear, audience is in the background, but there is a lot of "ambience"...still, a great recording!
great set list as well...
be enlightened!

Sun Ra and his intergalactic Arkestra
Happy Medium Disco, Chicago,
September 25 1978

SBD/stage recoding > Cass. 1 ? > DAT > DAT(this) > CDR > Flac > omniverse
* also contains a brief fragment of interview with Ra at the end.

Sun Ra (org, syn); Michael Ray (tp); Walter Miller (tp); Eddie Gale (tp); Marshall Allen (as, fl, perc); Danny Davis (as, fl, perc); John Gilmore (ts, cl, timb, voc); Eloe Omoe (bcl, perc); Danny Ray Thompson (bars, fl, perc); James Jacson (bsn, fl, Inf-dr); prob. Damon Choice (vib); Dale Williams (eg); prob. Luqman Ali (dr); Atakatune (cga); June Tyson (voc).

disc 1
untitled improvisation [perc, tp, rhythmic ens., vib]
Springtime in Chicago [JT voc]
Astro Black [JT voc]
(The World Is Waiting) For the Sunrise [JT voc]
Discipline 27
The Shadow World
Yeah Man! (Sissle-Henderson)
Big John's Special (H.Henderson)
Over the Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg)

disc 2
Lights on a Satellite
Body and Soul (Heyman-Green-Sour-Eyton)
King Porter Stomp (Morton)
Second Stop Is Jupiter [ens. voc]
Space Is the Place [JT, ens. voc]
Enlightenment (Dotson-Ra) [JT, JG voc]
Next Stop Mars [ens. voc] >
Calling Planet Earth [ens. voc]


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Sun Ra & His Arkestra
Hamburg, Germany

Band Stage Master > analog copy > CD > CD > EAC (secure mode) > FLAC Level 8

Disc 1
01. untitled improvisation (07:19)
02. Tapestry From An Asteroid (02:15)
03. unknown title (04:46)
04. untitled improvisation (03:30)
05. untitled improvisation (01:47)
06. Discipline 27-II (01:55)
07. Children Of The Sun (03:45)
08. unknown title (11:59)
09. unknown title (03:40)
10. unknown title (05:46)

Disc 2
01. Prelude To A Kiss (06:00)
02. unknown title (09:34)
03. unknown title (03:15)
04. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (03:50)
05. Mack The Knife (12:51)
06. untitled improvisation // (11:13)



ok, one more great '79 Sun Ra show...a very clean soundboard, i would say NOT a stage recording.
also, ive included the short fm from Moers a few weeks earlier on the tour which was on my original DAT > CDR transfer.


Sun Ra and the Omniverse Arkestra
Pisa, Italy
30 june 79
SBD - ? Cass. 1 - DAT(this) - CDR - Flac - world

The Arkestra: Ra-p, org, syn, voc; Walter Miller-tp; Michael Ray-tp; Curt Pulliam-tp; Tony Bethel-tb; Marvin Consell (?)-tb; Marshall Allen-as, fl, ob; Hutch Jones-as; John Gilmore-ts, cl; Leroy Taylor (Eloe Omoe)-as, bcl; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, fl; James Jacson-bsn, perc; Damon Choice-vib; Taylor Richardson-eg; Skeeter McFarland-eg; "Scop"-b; Robert Barry-d; Reg McDonald-d; Atakatune (Stanley Morgan)-cga; June Tyson-voc, dance (and Evelyn Smont (?)-dance). [Trent; personnel put together from radio announcement and concert announcement]


T79.6.30. Pisa concert
Pisa, Italy, 6/30/79. 120 min. Private recording, EX sound "virtually complete concert." [Trent

disc 1 and disc 2 pt 1:

unidentified title (perc; Allen, kora; eg and perc)
Space Is the Place (Ra)
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (Ra)
Discipline 27 (Allen, as; Omoe, bcl; tp)
The Shadow World (Ra)
Springtime Again (Ra)
Yeah Man! (Sissle, Henderson)
Big John's Special (H. Henderson)
Watusa (Ra)
Lady Bird (Dameron) / Half Nelson (M. Davis)
King Porter Stomp (Morton)
Space Is the Place / We Travel the Spaceways / Destination Unknown / 2nd Stop Is Jupiter (Ra)
Calling Planet Earth (Ra)
Strange Celestial Road (Ra)

disc 2
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)
Outer Spaceways Inc. / Sun Ra and his Band from Outer Space (Ra)

Watusa (called Watusi in those days) is the arrangement heard in 1979-1980 [Trent]. =========

disc 2 cont:

T79.6.4. Moers Music Festival FM
Moers, West Germany, 6/4/79. 42 min. radio broadcast, good sound (indicated with an r); there is also a 120 minute private recording with good sound. [Iannapollo and Trent]

unidentified title (Allen-ob; perc; tb; eg)
unidentified title (ensemble; Choice-vib)
Strange World (Ra) (Tyson-voc)
Tapestry from an Asteroid (Ra)
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise (Ra)
Discipline 27 (Ra)
Big John's Special (H. Henderson)
Yeah Man! (Sissle-Henderson)
Springtime Again (Ra)
The Shadow World (Ra) (r)
unidentified title (Ra-org; Gilmore-ts) (r)
Honeysuckle Rose (Waller-Razaf) (r)
Watusa (Ra) (an arrangement played in 1979/1980)
Space is the Place / We Travel the Spaceways (Ra) (r)
Calling Planet Earth (Ra) (r) (edited on the radio broadcast)
unidentified title (Ra-p solo) (r)
unidentified blues (r)
King Porter Stomp (Morton)
Destination Unknown (Ra) (Ra-keyb; Allen-as; ens.)
Strange Celestial Road (Ra)


Preserve and Share!


As requested by DrBBalls

got this from another torrent site...uploaded by Quimbo in sept 2006
not sure if it ever appeared here
hope this is at least part of what you're lookin for Dr
was glad to see a request that I could fill

many many thanks to tranehead, twat, freekjazz, carville, boldsouls, zombiwwof, and all the other sharers of the Sun.

Sun Ra - 03/13/78
Horseshoe Tavern
Toronto, ON

Disc I - Set I

Untitled Improvisation
When There Is No Sun
(The World Is Waiting) For The Sunrise
Discipline 27
Calling Planet Earth > Take The "A" Train
Lights on a Satellite

Disc II - Set II

Yeah Man!
King Porter Stomp
Unidentified Title
Unidentified Blues
Love In Outer Space >
We Travel The Spaceways



Sun Ra Arkestra
295. (232c)
On Board the SS President, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest.
New Orleans, May 4, 1979

Strange Worlds
Black Myth
Astro Black
When There is no Sun
The Shadow World
Springtime Again
Big John's Special
Yeah Man!
Over the Rainbow
Outer Spaceways Inc.
Space is the Place
Destination Unknown
Door of the Cosmos
Greetings from the 21st Century

Monday, March 24, 2008

Son House, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, & Mike Bloomfield Newport Folk Festival

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - 1966 - East-West

All Music Guide Review

"The second Butterfield album had an even greater effect on music history, paving the way for experimentation that is still being explored today. This came in the form of an extended blues-rock solo (some 13 minutes) — a real fusion of jazz and blues inspired by the Indian raga. This groundbreaking instrumental was the first of its kind and marks the root from which the acid rock tradition emerged"


01 - Walkin' Blues
02 - Get Out Of My Life, Woman
03 - I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
04 - All These Blues
05 - Work Song
06 - Mary, Mary
07 - Two Trains Running
08 - Never Say No
09 - East-West

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Supersilent - 7.4

Acid Mothers Temple - 2008 03 21 - The 506, Chapel Hill, NC


Acid Mothers Temple
March 21st, 2008
The 506
Chapel Hill, NC

Roland Edirol R-09 (on-board mics, low cut on & AGC off, saved as 16 bit 44.1khz .WAV) > GoldWave (stereo channels swapped) > WaveLab (normalized to 0dB, SL-1 Stereo Expander @ 100%) > CDWAV (tracks split and saved as .FLAC level 8 ) > foobar2000 (ReplayGain + Tags)

Location: House front-center

Taper: ZaPenguin (pjzyhfz02(AT) or

SOUND QUALITY: A/A- (Higashi's guitar and vocals are barely audible - this, however, is an accurate portrayal of how it sounded in the venue)

Tsuyama Atsushi: monster bass, voice, cosmic joker
Higashi Hiroshi: synth, guitar, voice, dancin'king
Shimura Koji: drums, latino cool
Kawabata Makoto: guitar, voice, speed guru

"Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (and subsequent offshoots) is a Japanese psychedelic band founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with 4 core members and frequent vocal guests.

The band have a reputation for phenomenal live shows, and releasing frequent albums on a number of international record labels, as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective."
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which every 14 year old has edited.


Intro jam, Dark Star (incl. ???), improvisations ("Baby!"), La Novia (incl. La Le Lo), Pink Lady Lemonade

The 506 is a very comfy mid-sized club along the main strip of Chapel Hill, North Carolina [citation needed]. North Carolina is a five hour drive from the suburban outskirts of D.C. [totally disputed]. It should be noted that northern Virginia should just be bulldozed and started again from scratch, because, as many experts [attribution needed] have mentioned, the traffic there is absolutely hellacious.

Truth be told, this was a six and a half hour drive, with I-95 occupying a goodly three plus hours of said drive. If anybody here has heard any horror stories about the stretch of I-95 from College Park to Richmond, by all means BELIEVE WHAT YOU HEAR. Woodrow Wilson didn't commit suicide, but he would have if he saw his fucking Memorial Bridge.

On the bright side, the traffic let up somewhere outside of Richmond, allowing your intrepid taper/reporter to observe the most frightening overpass ever conceived. Whatever tortured soul thought this one up should be awarded a special position designing Greek punishments. Unfortunately, I was not able to make a suitable photographic record of the monsterosity, but those of you who've driven through Richmond probably know the beast of which I speak.

That said, the show was more than worth the journey. The whole band was in fine spirits, with Tsuyama greaty amused at the venue's smoking setup: Smokers in the back near the bar, non-smokers on the main floor, "heavy, heavy smokers" on stage. Kawabata once again earned the label of "Speed Guru", with all manners of sickness erupting from his guitar - and dig that epic jam at the end of Pink Lady Lemonade!

Special thanks to a majorly awesome North Carolinian (whose name totally escapes me) for letting me crash on his couch. And for not lynching me when I locked myself out of the house with a phone alarm blaring away.

01. Improv jam [10:35]
02. dialogue [0:46]
03. Dark Star [16:46]
04. chatter [1:17]
05. Baby Free-Jazz/Be-Bop Improv (incl. smoke lecture) [2:54]
06. chatter [0:46]
07. La Novia (incl. La Le Lo) [20:54]
08. Tsuyama's Recorder/Bass Solo [2:27]
09. Pink Lady Lemonade [29:27]

As far as the recording process itself is concerned, nothing too bizarre going on. I cannot say the same for the material recorded.

Do not sell this recording. Do not buy this recording. Do not sell this recording, then buy it from yourself. When U.S. Route 15 / State Route 501 splits into three parts, your best bet is to panic. If you're in a strange land five hours from home and some generous individual offers to let you crash on his couch, please do not return the favor by setting your alarm to go off at 4:30AM, then locking yourself out of the house.

Torrented by the taper: ZaPenguin

email - pjzyhfz02(AT)
web - (always woefully out of date)

Band page:

Magma - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh 1977

Magma (Hippodrome du Pantin, Paris) May 14, 1977
Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh

Vander, Blasquiz, Widemann, Bailly, De Antoni, Delacroix, Bertaux, Deluxe, J-P Fouquey

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Magma '72

"Bizarre 1972 outtake from a film where Magma make a cameo performing in a futuristic church"

Gentle Giant - Funny Ways - 16mm Film - 1974

Stevie Wonder 1975-10-04 Wonder Dream Concert-National Stadium ,Kingston, Jamaica


Stevie Wonder

Wonder Dream Concert
October 4th, 1975
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica

Taper: Unknown
Source: AUD>?>DAT>CDR

Been really enjoying this one so I thought I pass it on. It says Bob Marley is on
I shot the sheriff and superstition but only hear him on Sheriff.

Disc 1

01. Golden Lady> Too High
02. You And I
03. Too Shy To Say/As
04. All In Love Is Fair
05. Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
06. Drum Solo
07. Boogie On Reggae Woman
08. I Was Made To Love Her
09. Earth Angel
10. Ain't Too Proud To Beg> I Heared It Through The Grapevine> Uptight> Respect> What'd I Say
11. My Cherie Amor
12. Fingertips

Disc 2

01. You Haven't Done Nothing
02. Living For The City
03. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
04. I Shot The Sheriff **
05. Superstition **

** with Bob Marley

Another Classic from the Dubwise Garage Collection