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Review: What's your favorite live album?

GUEST,van lingle 29 Jan 08 - 07:49 PM
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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 07:49 PM

Right Bill, I forgot The Liberty Tapes even though it's in the truck's CD machine and gets played all the time. Old Blind Dogs Play Live is also something else.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: bill kennedy
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 07:07 PM

Paul Brady's Missing Liberty Tapes is at the top of my list, mentioned earlier in the thread and well worth acquiring. Terrific energy, a historical time capsule of traditional Irish music in Dublin in 1974.
I second the nomination of Geoff Muldaur's Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, recorded live in Germany Geoff though the audience was rather cool to him, just a cultural phenomenon, fun to hear him muttering Danke Schoen bewtween songs. This appearance is what brought him bacl out on the road, and I am glad of it.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 06:22 PM

801 Live! Haven't heard that for years; that's essentially the old Quiet Sun band if I remember rightly doing choice covers - Tomorrow Never Knows, You Really Got Me etc. Features Bill 'Lib Dem' MacCormick who also played with Robert Wyatt's short lived Matching Mole; there's been a couple of choice live CDs from their archive in recent years via the ever resourceful Cunieform.

Here's another - June 1st, 1974

And not forgetting Robert Wyatt Live at Drury Lane, September 1974 which features Rock Bottom in its gloriously subverted entirity, worth it for Dave Stewart's awesome organ solo on Sea Song alone. I wonder if Rachel Unthank has heard it yet?


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Ian Burdon
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 05:19 PM

I'll be the third person to say Dave Van Ronk: And the Tin Pan Bended and the Story Ended

I would also add in Focus at the Rainbow, 801 Live, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band Live and Misty in Roots Live at the Counter-Eurovision.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 02:27 PM

Doc Watson on Stage. Hell of a record
Buddy Guy/Junior Wells. drinkin' TNT & Smoking Dynamite. Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Featured the world's most expensive bass player
Jimmy Witherspoon. The Olympia Concert. recorde Paris 1961, I think. Spoon blowin' up the building as only Spoon knew how.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,Susanne (skw), temporarily in Berlin
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 01:50 PM

Favourites are very personal, and the choice is hard, but some I'd wish to have on me should I end up on a desert island would be

Tom Paxton, Politics
Battlefield Band, Home Ground
Various, Scots Women
and any of Iain MacKintosh's live albums


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From: Sugwash
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 05:37 AM

La Bottine Souriante 'En Spectacale' great mood lightening music.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 04:28 AM

'Weld'- Neil Young. Fab!


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:04 PM

GUESTirishenglish, don't be too hard on yourself for overlooking Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. The topic is "your favorite live album" not the greatest live album ever recorded.

I wish that my favorite live album was "B.B. King Live at Ole Miss" since we were in the audience the night it was recorded. One of the best performances I've ever seen, but when the album came out they had crapped it up by dubbing in strings and stuff. Just ruined it for me. I can't even imagine why someone thought that was a good idea.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 07:08 PM

Since non folk/trad seems to be allowed, I'll add Doing the Thing, The Horace Silver Quintet at the Village Gate. Finally available in CD after originally being issued in 1961.

Back in the trad realm, there's The Boys of the Lough, Live at Carnegie Hall, and Battlefield Band,Home Ground, Live from Scotland.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 03:57 PM

Bo Diddley Beach Party. I'm not sure if it is really live but it certainly sounds it. Incidentally, I've never been able to find this on CD - anyone else know of a source?

R


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From: GUEST,Joseph de Culver City
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 01:30 PM

Mississippi John Hurt 'The Best of Mississippi John Hurt'.


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From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 11:49 AM

Stills Live


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 11:30 AM

My favourite Coltrane is Live in Japan (1966) with Alice, Rashied, Pharoah & Garrison (it is Garrison isn't it? Must check...) with Trane & Pharaoh doing My Favourite Things on altos - awesome!

Christy Moore at the Point is another long forgotton favourite too, thanks for reminding me. Has anyone seen that vintage clip on You Tube of Planxty on the Late Show doing The Blacksmith with Christy (on harmonium!) looking about 90... Live Christy is something to be savoured though, a real treasure.

Talking about treasures, here's another:

Jim Eldon - The Brid Fiddler.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,irishenglish
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:53 AM

Damn, Uncle Phil, how the hell did I forget Folsom Prison by Johnny!
Good one!


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:52 AM

"Jazz at Massey Hall" Parker, Gillespie, Powell, Roach and Mingus.
"Rythm and Blues at the Flamingo" Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:42 AM

I could not choose one but here are some of them:

  • Jean Ritchie And Doc Watson Live At Folk City

  • A Place To Be, Fox Hollow Folk Festival 10th Anniversary LP (Sandy Paton sings on this one)

  • Any Utah Phillips live recording

  • Precious Friend - Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie

  • At the Point Live - Christy Moore

  • After Hours (Recorded Live In Paris)- Bothy Band

Gosh, I could go on and on.

All the best,

Mick


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From: Chris Green
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:20 AM


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Chris Green
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:20 AM

Last Waltz and Rock of Ages by the Band. Also, slightly sheepishly, Alchemy by Dire Straits. It made me want to play the guitar when I was eight!


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: PeadarOfPortsmouth
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 10:12 AM

I forgot to list another one that's high on the list. John Coltrane with the Thelonius Monk Quartet, Live and Carnegie Hall. Too cool.

Also, since people have raised the quasi-live (studio with audience), I'm gonna add Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" performance. A few may pooh-pooh it because it's too commercial or got overplayed (a lot) on the radio, but it still is one of those albums that I think "Wow" whenever I put it on.

Thanks for the great responses, BTW. You've given me a lot to look at/listen to.

Peter


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From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 03:30 AM

Vin Garbutt's "Plugged" is terrific! It captures the essence of the artist: his great singing, great humour and a collection of great songs. I also have a soft spot for a live album by John Stewart from the 70s; finally, I must mention Jackson Browne's live album as it, again, captures the artist beautifully.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 11:06 PM

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
- Phil


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From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 03:10 PM

Gasworks Live. Where are they now?


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: mandotim
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 01:22 PM

It's always difficult when you have a few faves...mine would be any one from;
The Compleat Tom Paxton
Get yer Ya Yas Out (Rolling Stones...think I bust a button on my traaahsers...)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Joe Cocker and a cast of umpty)
The Who Live at Leeds (not the greatest recording, but I was there live!)
tim


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,Sedayne (Astray)
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 11:38 AM

Yes to Stivell's Olympia, though Live in Dublin is better to my ears...


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,Sedayne (Astray)
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 11:34 AM

Three more:

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volume 2 : The Helsinki Concert

Peter Bellamy (with Louis Killen) - Won't You Go my Way?

Sun Ra - Live at Praxis (Three Volumes)


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 11:33 AM

Oh yeah, Alan Stivell's A'Olympia album from the early '70's is a great live album.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Tweed
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 10:34 AM

Muddy Waters ~ "Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live"

Clifton Chenier ~ "Live at Grant Street"

Taj Mahal ~ "The Real Thing"

Ten Years After ~ "Live at Klook's Kleek" (what is a Kleek btw? I've wondered that for forty years.)


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From: GUEST,huw
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 10:18 AM

Running on empty by Jackson browne
huw


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 09:44 AM

also Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard
Forgot Doc Watson On Stage. I wore out, or loaned out two of those in vinyl, but have the CD now.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 09:44 AM

Maybe Tom Russell, The Long Way Around.

Maybe Tom Rush, Trolling for Owls.

Maybe Stan Rogers, Between the Breaks...Live!

I donno...

Peter


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 09:33 AM

Just remembered, as I always forget its a live album. Tom Waits 'Nighthawks at the Diner'. Although it was an original album release, the way he recorded it was to convert a studio into a bar/ diner for two nights and perform the album front to back on both nights to a small audience. I think they then took whichever they preferred and released it as the album.

Absolutely fantastic album, definitely the peak for me from his 'Dive Bar Jazz/ Blues' period. Fantastic in-between-song story telling, and you can't go wrong with songs like 'Better off without a wife', 'Warm Beer and Cold Women' and 'Eggs and Sausage (in the back of a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)'.

If you haven't got it, get a copy and listen to it from front to back, preferably with a couple of bottles of red.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: bankley
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 09:20 AM

Allman Brothers at Fillmore East
Lenny Breau at Shelly's Manhole
Ville Emard Blues Band -Live in Montreal


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 09:06 AM

"Muddy Waters at Newport"
"Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan at Newport"
"Rock of Ages" The Band
Several by the Cannonball Adderley Band


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: cptsnapper
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 01:58 AM

Richard Stilgoe & Peter Skellern " A Quiet Night Out "


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: johnross
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 11:51 PM

The Weavers at Carnegie Hall

The first two Fox Hollow LPs, complete with all that rain

The Compleat Tom Paxton


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: number 6
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 07:03 PM

Bill Evan's Trio .... at Shelly's Manne-Hole.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Rapunzel
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 06:41 PM

Viva Roxy Music


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Severn
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 06:40 PM

"Waiting For columbus" is a sentimental favorite, as I attended one of the Constitution Hall shows recorded in Washington DC.


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From: GUEST,DaveH
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 06:33 PM

Chris Smither: Another way to find you..


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,irishenglish
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 06:28 PM

Bob Seger's Live Bullet
Ralph McTell's Ralph Albert & Sydney
Richard Thompson's 1000 Years Of Popular Music
Concert For George


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 06:04 PM

Harry Chapin's 'Greatest Stories Live' and 'Legends of the Lost and Found'. I always wish I'd had the chance to experience one of his concerts.

The Faith, Folk and Anarchy live 2CD is very good - I was lucky enough to be at the gig when it was recorded, and the gig was every bit as good as the CD suggests.

Cheers,

Clive


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: C. Ham
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 05:49 PM

...and the tin pan bended, and the story ended...

by Dave Van Ronk


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 04:45 PM

Oops. Make that Waiting,

Me too, Gnu, I love the energy of this album.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 04:10 PM

Oh my, Janie... excellent! I am a fan from back in the early days.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 04:01 PM

Little Feat's Wating for Columbus


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 03:25 PM

Harvey Reid "In Person." Harvey is one of the greats, especially live. His eleven minute "history" of "Cocaine Blues" is both amazing musically and hilarious.

From the description on his web-site (www.woodpecker.com):
"142 minutes!! 2 double- length live CD's, recorded at 15 different concerts. . .40 songs. . .included along with 18 traditional songs and 14 Reid originals are songs by the Rolling Stones, J.J. Cale, and Bill Monroe."


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 02:25 PM

The eponymous Judy Henske album. Recorded in Hollywood in an NBC recording studio with an audience of about 40-50 people ca. 1962 or 1963. What makes the album great--besides the great singing--was the nervous patter and giggles between songs; I believe this was her first solo album. I still play this album a lot.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: wee tommy
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 02:05 PM

none,they are always a bit of a letdown.


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Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's Dancing Apprentice
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 12:59 PM

The first disc (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 1976) of the double CD album Dancing Days Are Here Again - The Albion Dance Band.

Charlotte


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