Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Levon Helm & Rick Danko – Portland, OR (01/28/83)

Levon Helm and Rick Danko the Living Room Tapes - Portland 1983

Levon Helm and Rick Danko
28 January 1983
Starry Night
Portland, Oregon

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Sbd > Nakamichi 480 > XLII-S > Nakamichi Dragon > Techtron cables > Olympus LS-10 > 24 bit/48000hz > Soundforge9 > 16 bit/44100hz flac

01 prolog 1:00
02 Caledonia 5:03
03 Evanjolene 3:14
04 Down South in New Orleans 2:19
05 It Makes no Difference 5:25
06 Wealthy Old Farmer 4:12
07 Long Black Veil 3:47
08 tuning break 1:17
09 Rag Mama Rag 5:15
10 Sick and Tired 3:12
11 A Letter to Tom 3:23
12 Milk Cow Boogie 4:17
13 Java Blues 4:47
14 Short Fat Fanny 3:49
15 encore break 1:41
16 Every Night and Every Day 3:57
17 Hand Jive 4:40
18 encore break 1:53
19 The World’s Gone Mad 4:16
20 Let’s Go Out in a Blaze of Glory 2:37

From the original uploader:
I’ve seen this recording listed on people’s internet lists for years, all, apparently, copies from an edited 60 minute listening copy of the master I made years ago. Since both Levon and Rick’s estate are trade friendly, I decided it was time to post the whole show here.

In early 1983, Helm and Danko did this tour as an acoustic duet. Rick is heard on the guitar and vocals, while Levon covers the mandolin, harmonica and vocals.

Recorded live on 28 January 1983 at Starry Night, Portland, Oregon, using a soundboard feed to a Nakamichi 480 cassette deck. Tom Robinson was at the board. The left channel held the vocals and harmonica, while the right channel held the guitar and mandolin. The tape was recorded somewhat hot, causing some distortion.

In April 2009 I transferred the master tape to 24bit/48000hz PCM. In May I remastered that transfer to cleanup tape noise and clicks, to minimize the distortion, and to remix the channels. The results bring home a steller performance by these two long-time members of The Band.

I’ve included some simple artwork for a CD label and cover. The front photo is from the show and is the work of Fred Carneau.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Jorma Kaukonen & Rick Danko – Troy, NY (11/23/87)


Jorma Kaukonen with Rick Danko
Troy Music Hall

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Disc 1
Let Us Get Together
Mystery Train
Uncle Sam Blues
I’m Just Your Fool
Light Of This World
Keep On Truckin
Java Blues
Rock Me Baby
Nine Pound Hammer
San Francisco Bay Blues

Disc 2
CC Rider
Never Happen No More
Third Week
Trial By Fire
Crazy Mama
It Makes No Difference
Crystal City

Bootleg Bonanza: Various Artists – Washington, D.C. (01/17/93) “The Absolutely Unofficial Blue Jeans Bash For Arkansas”


Various Artists
Washington, D.C.
The Absolutely Unofficial Blue Jeans Bash for Arkansas

A celebration of Bill Clinton’s first presidential win. Apparently it was open to the public but you had to show an Arkansas driver’s license to get in.

Download: MP3@320

1 Introductions
2 Cate Brothers – Time Is A Thief
3 Cate Brothers – I Can’t Give It Up
4 Cate Brothers — Am I Losing You
5 Cate Brothers — Helping Hands
6 Stage Ambience
7 The Band – Rag Mama Rag
8 The Band – The Shape I’m In
9 The Band – The Weight
10 Clarence Clemons – instrumental
11 Clarence Clemons – song introduction
12 Clarence Clemons — instrumental
13 The Band — Life Is A Carnival
I4 Rick Danko introduces Ronnie Hawkins
I5 Ronnie Hawkins – Who Do You Love
16 Ronnie Hawkins — Run Little Willie
I7 The Band — Stage Fright
I8 The Band – Down Home Blues
19 Levon Helm introduces Varra Clements
20 Vassar Clements — Sweet Georgia Brown
21 The Band — W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
22 Kim Wilson — Shotgun
23 Kim Wilson introduces Dr. John
24 Dr. John – Iko Iko
25 Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time
26 The Band — Let The Good Times Roll (incomplete)
27 Stage Ambience
28 The Band — Back To Memphis
29 Song Introduction
30 Ronnie Hawkins – Forty Days
3] The Band — Caledonia
32 Introductions
33 Don Johnson & Stephen Stills – Slow Down
34 Don Johnson & Stephen Stills — Stormy Monday
35 Dickey Betts — Southbound
36 Stephen Stills — I Won’t Go Away
37 Stephen Stills – For What It’s Worth
38 Stage Ambience
39 Bob Dylan – To Be Alone With You
40 Stephen Stills — Key To The Highway
41 I Shall Be Released
42 (I Don’t Wanna To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes

Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Rick Danko – New York, NY (02/16/83)

Bob Dylan
Lone Star Cafe
Levon Helm Show
New York City, New York
Feb 16 1983

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1. Announcement/Jam [5:14.12]
2. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams) [4:00.09]
3. Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis) [3:58.61]
4. Blues Stay Away From Me (Alton Delmore/Rabon Delmore/Henry Glover/Wayne Raney) [5:42.49]
5. Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos (Huddie Leadbetter)[2:41.32]
6. Going Down (Don Nix) [7:06.55]

Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Bob Dylan.

Complete recording of the only 1983 Bob Dylan’s live appearance.

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Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Santa’s Boots Christmas Compilation

Download FLAC: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII

Thanks to Raoul Duke for the Lossless files.

You can grab the MP3s here.

Santa’s Boots
Christmas Compilation

Disc One
1. Christmas Song
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Feb. 21 1994 The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

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

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

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

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

6. Jingle Bell Rock
Bruce Springsteen
Dec. 8 2001
Convention Hall, Asbury Park , NJ

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

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

9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jam
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
(w/Jim Kerwin and Joe Craven)
Dec. 8 1991 Warfield Theater San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disc Two
1. Christmas Day
Bruce Springsteen
Dec 8 2001 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Angels We Have Heard on High
Christmas Heritage Band
Maryland Hall Annapolis MD

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

14. Greensleeves
James Taylor, Oakland, CA 1972

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

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

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

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

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

20 Merry Little Christmas
Billy Joel
Dec. 11 1977
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Bootleg Bonanza: Rick Danko & Levon Helm – Portland, OR (01/23/83)

Richard Danko & Levon Helm
Starry Night Club, Portland, OR
January 23, 1983

Links removed per request of Mr. Helm’s management.

Setlist that I have:

1. Caledonia
2. Evangeline
3. Down South in New Orleans
4. It Makes No Difference
5. The Girl I Left Behind – Not Included
6. Long Black Veil – Not Included
7. Rag Mama Rag
8. Sick & Tired – Not Included
9. Letter To John – Not Included
10. Milk Cow Boogie
11. Java Blues
12. Short Fat Fanny
13. Every Night and Every Day
14. Willie and Handjive
15. The Whole World Is Mad
16. Blaze Of Glory

Songs Included but not listed in original setlist:  Ophelia, The Weight

The setlist that came with this show doesn’t exactly match up to the songs included.   I don’t know what’s up with that and the little looking around I did brought no new information.  The sound is real good though and the performance a lot of fun.