Paul Simon – Uniondale, NY (06/10/73)

Paul Simon
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY, USA
June 10, 1973
JF Archive Vol. 11 via JEMS

Download FLAC: Google Drive

Taper: unknown

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)

JEMS 2015 Transfer: Low generation reel > Otari 5050 mkII azimuth-adjusted transfer >
USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture (16/44) > IZotope RX > Peak 6.0 pitch adjustment > Audacity (track split, volume smoothing, edit) > FLAC

01 Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
02 Run That Body Down
03 Was A Sunny Day
04 American Tune (So Far Away From Home)
05 El Condor Pasa
06 Duncan (cut, faded out)
07 Instrumental (cut, faded in)
08 The Boxer (cut, faded out)
09 Mrs. Robinson (cut, faded in)
10 Congratulations (faded out, tape flip)
11 Kodachrome (faded in, tape flip)
12 Homeward Bound (cut, faded out)
13 Something So Right (cut, faded in)
14 Mother And Child Reunion
15 The Sound Of Silence
16 Jesus is the Answer (cut, faded out)
17 Bridge Over Troubled Water > (cut, faded out)
18 Loves Me Like A Rock (cut, faded in)
19 America >
20 Bye Bye Love (end faded out)

Paul Simon – (acoustic guitar, vocals)

Urubamba band:
Joerge Milchberg (arranger, charango)
Jorge Cumbo (guitars, winds)
Emilio Arteaga (percussion)
Juan Dalera (flute – 1973)

JEMS loves a vintage taper series and we’re pleased to offer another one, this time from the archive of our friend JF, who taped in and around Southern California in the ’70s and later resumed taping in Boston in the ’80s. He frequented smaller venues, like the Troubadour and the Roxy, leaving arenas to others and leaning more towards the folksier, jazzier and eclectic sides of rock.

JF was also an active trader at the time and this recording is one of the uncirculated or under-circulated gems from the early ’70s that are also in JF’s archive. Installment 11 is what we believe to be a previously uncirculated audience pull Paul Simon’s 1973 solo tour stop at the legendary Nassau Coliseum. For the era and given that much of the show is solo acoustic, it offers a listenable if slightly distant ìyou are thereî mono recording. Samples provided.

We shared the recording with frogster who sent some additional insights on the performance:

“Urubamba was the band formed on request by Paul Simon to Joerge Milchberg to reactivate the ‘Los Incas’ for his Live Rhymin’ tour 1973/1974.

They played as a back-up on many songs like ‘Duncan’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘El Condor Pasa’, etc. Urubamba did not appear on any Paul Simon recording, but their former band ‘Los Incas’ recorded ¥El condor pasa¥ (Bridge) and ¥Duncan’ (Paul Simon) with him.

The band can be heard in their 1973 formation on the Live Rhymin’ album released a year later. The band itself does not exist anymore, but their members are all very active today.

The date and venue are verified on the Paul Simon’s site: albeit different setlist.

Some cuts here and there, but all the songs are complete; what is cut are the chants or the audience between songs. Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell if any song is missing between the cuts, as the setlist of this recording is 20 songs and the standard setlist on the tour, according to the Paul Simon’s site, was of 20+ songs.”

Taking this one over the finish line on JEMS’ behalf is the aforementioned frogster, who came to our attention through many excellent posts and reposts of late, including a fine comp of early Simon & Garfunkel. Thanks to him for taking it the last mile and to glasnostrd19 who suggested we connect with frogster. Big ups also to Tapeboy who handled the pitch correction as he so often does.

But our heartiest thanks goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too.


4 thoughts on “Paul Simon – Uniondale, NY (06/10/73)

  1. Ah,so thats volume 11 accounted for. Will have to do another audit on this JF series soon. Good that they are still surfacing on a regular basis

  2. Amazing post… can’t wait to hear this. This period of live Paul Simon is very rare, and I’m interested in any and all recordings I can find – thanks a lot Mat!

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