A Little Van Morrison Help

Part of those WAV files included this Van Morrison show with the Chieftains. The WAV files notes it is from a show in Cork, Ireland from 09/13/88. That show isn’t listed at all on Etree, but the Vanomatic site does list it. However I can’t get the song titles that I have match up with that listing. It doesn’t help that I’m not overly familiar with the Chieftain’s songs nor that the quality of this boot is not so great which impedes my ability to actually hear the words.

Anyone have any idea about this show? Can you confirm the 9/13 date? Sound quality fluxuates so I’m wondering if it isn’t a cobbled together compilation. Any help is appreciated, and if you know all the song titles let me know that too. Thanks.

New Source Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Durham, NC (11/08/89)

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Bob Dylan
Durham, North Carolina
Duke University
8 November 1989

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
02 – I Want You
03 – Simple Twist Of Fate
04 – Ballad Of Hollis Brown
05 – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
06 – Lay Lady Lay

07 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
08 – Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)
09 – Mr. Tambourine Man

10 – Everything Is Broken
11 – Most Of The Time
12 – Man In The Long Black Coat
13 – In The Garden
14 – Like A Rolling Stone


15 – Barbara Allen (trad.)
16 – Disease Of Conceit
17 – All Along The Watchtower

Concert # 165 of The Never-Ending Tour.
Concert # 22 of the 1989 USA Fall Tour.
Concert # 87 with the second Never-Ending Tour Band:
Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
G. E. Smith (guitar)
Tony Garnier (bass)
Christopher Parker (drums).

7-9 and 15 Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), G.E. Smith (guitar).
2, 3, 7, 9, 12 Bob Dylan harmonica.
16 Bob Dylan piano.

Note. First performance of Dark As A Dungeon since 8 December 1975 in New York City.

1 new song for this tour.

Source 1:
Stereo audience recording, 90 minutes.
LB-08248 ; 45min+45min ; 2CDR ; Rating: C+

version ‘b’
cd-r from trade not much above 19k
good sound [C+]
Lineage unknown
I added fade-ins and out on each disc, plus adjusted the outpoint from disc one slightly.
Same disc-split as LB-2463, so quite possibly they have same source

Source 2:
not much above 19k;; good sound [C+]

has small pops caused by discontinuity just after each track such as at d2t3 0:0, d2t4 0:00

Source 3:

Splitting WAV Files Into Individual Tracks


Friend of the site, Mauro, has very generously sent me a whole bunch of shows. Its full of interesting and somewhat rare stuff by Simply Red, Neil Young, Lou Reed, etc., and he just sent me a whole bunch of cool Joni Mitchell shows. Trouble is each shows is but one long WAV file which is not split into tracks. I don’t have the slightest idea how to go about splitting them into individual tracks. Is there anyone out there who knows how to do this?

I know how to do it in iTunes by manipulating the start and stop time, but when I do that I either create a minuscule amount of overlap between tracks or I removed a tiny bit of the music. This is fine for me at home, but as I’m sharing this to the greater world I want it to be perfect. I tried to do it on Audacity but it is beyond my capabilities.

If someone wants to walk me through how to do it I’m all ears (bear in mind I own a Mac, not a Windows machine). Or if someone wants to do it themselves I am happy to send the WAV files to you.

Happy Holidays!


Apologies for my absence around here of late. I picked up a nasty virus and have been down and out for most of this week. I was planning on taking next week off to enjoy some family time around Christmas so now it looks like a two week “vacation”.

Anyways, I hope all of you have the best and happiest of holidays no matter what you celebrate or how you celebrate them. Thank you for making The Midnight Cafe such a fun place to hang out. Here’s to an even bigger and more musical 2019!

Upgrade Bonanza: Eric Clapton – Norfolk, VA (08/30/75)

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Eric Clapton
Great Final At The Scope
August 30, 1975
The Scope
Norfolk, Virginia, US.

Download: FLAC/MP3

Audience Recording
Lineage: Beano-040 Boot 2CD > WAV > FLAC

01: Opening
02: Layla
03: Bell Bottom Blues
04: Key To The Highway
05: Mainline Florida (song by Grorge Terry)
06: Can’t Find My Way Home
07: Further On Up The Road
08: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

01: Blues Power (incl. Drum Solo)
02: Teach Me To Be Your Woman
03: Stormy Monday
04: Tell The Truth
05: Let It Rain (with Poco)

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton: Guitar, Vocals
George Terry: Guitar, Vocals
Dick Sims: Keyboards
Jamie Oldaker: Drums
Carl Radle: Bass
Yvonne Elliman: Backing Vocals
Marcy Levy: Backing Vocals

Repost Bonanza: Neil Young – Live and Rare

neil young - live and rare

Neil Young
Live and Rare
Made In: japan
Release Date: 12/31/94

Download: FLAC/MP3

1. Mr. Soul (Young) 5:02
2. Cinammon Girl (Young) w/Crazy Horse –
Great Woods, Massachusettes 1986 3:23
3. If You Got Love (Young) – “Human Highway” LP outtake 3:20
4. Amber Jean (Young) w/International Harvesters, Nashville 1985 3:42
5. Baby What You Want Me To Do (J.Reed) 6:57
6. Things I Used To Do (Trad.) 4:14
7. Sweet Little Rock And Roller / Nadine – Medley (C.Berry)
w/G.E.Smith and the Michael Bloomfield Band – The Ritz, NY 9:25
8. My My Hey Hey (Young) 2:46
9. Worried Man Blues (Trad.) w/Devo from the film “Human Highway” 4:08
10. American Woman (Bachman/Cummings/Kale/Petersen) 6:41
ll. Just Like Tom Thumb Blues (Dylan) 5:34
12. Down By The River (Young) ll:58
13. Takin’ Care Of Business (Bachman) w/Guess Who, The Devrons & The Squires
Winnipeg,Manitoba “Shakin’ All Over 25 Year Reunion Party” 6:30

Total time of CD: 73:47

From the Booklet liner notes :
“Neil Young is an incredibly diverse musician and individual.
One look at his solo catalogue, and a more careful investigation
into the many musical styles & motifs represented by that catalog will
easily prove this point. He can play the tastiest blues licks,
the grungiest power chords, the tightest little rock and roll arrangements
and some of the best country twang ….. all wherever the mood strikes.
Over the years, Neil has also gained the reputation of a rocker who likes
to lend a hand to his fellow musician when the opportunity arises.
Most folks in the industry, then, are quick to return the favour if
Neil ever asks for their support or help on a song, a concert or a film
project. Knowing his sense for fun & adventure, and his eye for quality,
anyone who works with Neil can assume that the finished product will
probably turn out extremley well … or that at least they’ll have
a blast at making it happen.

So this CD show’s off some examples of Neil’s work; mostley with his
friends. The first 2 tracks offer Neil with long time cronies
“Crazy Horse”; captured live here in 1986 at Great Wood in
Massachusettes in the U.S. Track 3 features Neil all on his own in an
outtake from the original “Trans” LP, when it still carried the titleto
the [unreleased] film “Human Highway”. Tracks 8 & 9, incidentally,
are Neil’s jam’s with Devo, taken directley from the soundtrack to that
film. Neil shows off his country side on track 4 in concert with
the International Harvesters in Nashville in 1985. Neil takes the stage
with G.E.Smith & the late Michael Bloomfield’s former band as they play
tribute to Bloomfield during this performance at The Ritz in New York.
The closing segment of the disk is, in my opinion, the most historic.
In 1990, a musican who had played in a regional rock band in the sixties
organised a benefit concert at Calvin High School, his alma mater,
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He called upon all the famous, and not so
famous musical alumni of the school to see if they could lend a hand to
this musical high school reunion. The call back to Calvin High
Schoolcaught the ears of it’s most famous students.

Neil Young (Former member of “The Squires”),
Burton Cummings (Of “The Devrons”)
and Randy Bachman (“Chad Allen & The Expressions”)
were among the dozens of Musicians who reunited with their old bands
from the sixties and, inevitably, with one another.
The last four tracks are taken from this incredible event which took place
at the local concert hall in Winnipeg and it includes jams on two Guess
Who classics, a Randy Bachman solo number, a Neil classic & a Bob Dylan oldie.

Please Stop Sending Me Money

Friends, your generosity is overwhelming.  I reached my goal in just over an hour this morning.  As soon as I did I removed the link on the blog.  What I didn’t think about though was the fact that many of you receive my posts in your e-mail which would still have an active link to my Pay Pal account.  As of right now I have received $469.77!  As moved as I am by this gift I do not need any more.  This will more than pay for my annual Amazon account and any upgrades I will need.  I will use the extra to pay for my WordPress account and my Flick account (they recently started making free accounts become pro accounts when more than 1,000 photos have been uploaded). There will still be some remaining and I will keep that in my PayPal account until it is needed again.  I promise to only use the funds you have generously donated for this blog and the spreading of the music.

If anyone wishes to have their donations refunded please let me know.


Thank you again.

The Begging, Part II

Nearly a year and a half ago I put a question up to the blog. Remove or beg I asked, referring to the fact that I was pressing up against my space allotment on my Amazon Drive, and couldn’t afford the upgrade. Overwhelmingly you all responded with your willingness to toss in a few bucks to help me pay for additional space.

At the time I was still about 500 gigs away from hitting my allotment, but I had wanted to figure out a solution before I got there. It took me about six months to reach my limit and need to use your money to upgrade. I’m currently about 400 gigs away from the next need for an upgrade – I’ve uploaded 2.62 TBs of shows, the current limit is 3.0 TB. It will probably be another six months before I hit that limit. However, in January I will hit my annual renewal date and thus will need to pay Amazon once again.

The cost of the 3TB plan is $179.97 per year. When I reach that limit the upgrade to the 4TB plan is $239.96. Rather than begging again in six months for the 4TB upgrade I’m going to set my goal at $239.96. In January I’ll purchase the 3TB plan but when it comes time to upgrade I should have that additional money in my account to use to pay for it.

All of this is dependent on your willingness to pitch in again. I’m not asking the question this time, assuming you all are willing to send me a few bucks in support. That may have changed. If so then I’ll figure something else out. But if you are willing to send me $1 or $5 I would greatly appreciate it. Last time you hit my goal in a matter of hours. As soon as I hit it (assuming I do) then I’ll shut it down. This site has never been about money. I don’t run ads, or any other money making schemes. I just love this music and want to share. If you are willing to help out just a little bit then the link to do so is below.

Link removed, goal met.

Thank you so much to everyone who comes to this blog, who leaves comments, and who has shared such wonderful music with me over the years.

The Grateful Dead – The Entire Radio City Music Hall 1980 Run

grateful dead - radio city music hall - 1980 poster

To celebrate their 15th anniversary as a band The Grateful Dead played fifteen gigs at the historic Warfield Theatre in San Francisco (which I previously posted here) followed by an eight night run at Radio City Music Hall. They played three sets each night. The first set was acoustic, something they hadn’t done since 1970, which was followed by two electric sets. They eventually released two live albums from this run, the fantastic Reckoning features songs from the acoustic sets and the quite a bit less fantastic Dead Set contains songs from the electric sets.

I have posted the entire Radio City Music Hall run and thought it would be nice to make a master post of it. I’m missing quite a few soundboard recordings from this run so if anyone has access to them I’d appreciate an assist. I tried to remove all the official tracks from the soundboard recordings that I do have, but generally kept them in on the audience recordings.



Repost Bonanza: The Avett Brothers – Hunter, NY (06/04/11)

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The Avett Brothers
Mountain Jam VII
East Stage
Hunter Mountain Ski Area
Hunter,New York

Download: FLAC/MP3


2.Tin Man
3.Sally’s Lover
5.And It Spread
6.Slight Figure Of Speech
7.Down In The Valley
8.The Fall
10.January Wedding
11.Head Full Of Dought
12.Kick Drum Heart
13.Go To Sleep
14.I & Love & You
15.Just Like A Woman
16.Talk On Tolerance

Recorded By Keo
Master Audience Nakamichi CM300/CP4 Shotguns>2′ Custom Microphone Bar> 10′ Monster Cables>Korg MR-1000 @ 1 Bit/5.6MHz
Microphones Set Up 15′ In Back Of Taping Area,Left Center Of Speakers
Microphones 9′ High,Foam Windscreens
Tracking/Sample Rate Conversion/Metadata Tagging With AudioGate Software To 32 Bit Float/96kHz
Dithered/Flacked With Korg Aqua To 16/44
SBE’s Checked/Fixed With Trader’s little Helper