Derek & The Dominos – Cincinnati, OH (11/26/70)

Derek & The Dominos
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
November 26, 1970

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I have five sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Disc 1
Band Introductions
Got To Get Better In A Little While
Roll It Over
Blues Power
Stormy Monday

Disc 2
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
Little Queenie/Sweet Little Rock And Roller
Tell The Truth
Let It Rain
Everyday I Have The Blues (with BB King)

Derek & The Dominos – Santa Monica, CA (11/20/70)

Derek and the Dominos
“Stormy Monday”
Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, California
November 20, 1970

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Paddington Records – PADD 040/041/042

Disc 1:

  1. Got to Get Better in a Little While
  2. Key to the Highway
  3. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
  4. Blues Power
  5. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  6. Tell the Truth
  7. All Night Long – Derek’s Boogie
  8. Let it Rain

Disc 2:

  1. Tuning
  2. Got to Get Better in a Little While
  3. Key to the Highway
  4. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad

Disc 3:

  1. Tuning
  2. Blues Power
  3. Stormy Monday
  4. Tell the Truth
  5. Let it Rain
  6. Every Day I Have the Blues

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Carl Radle Bass
Jim Gordon Drums
Bobby Whitlock Keyboards, Vocals

Special Guests:

Delaney Bramlett on all songs, except “Everyday I have the blues”
Toe Fat on “Everyday I have the blues”

Derek & The Dominos – Berkeley, CA (11/19/70)

Derek and the Dominos
with Neal Schon
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley, CA
November 19, 1970

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I have three sources for this show, you can read the info here. Also, note the setlists are slightly different for each source and I have no idea which one is correct.

Disc 1:

  1. Chuck Berry Medley (Little Queenie)
  2. Got To Get Better In A Little While
  3. Key To The Highway
  4. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
  5. Tell The Truth

Disc 2:
Mean Old World

  1. Little Wing
  2. Blues Power
  3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
  4. Let It Rain

The Band:
Eric Clapton guitar, vocals
Carl Radle bass
Jim Gordon drums
Bobby Whitlock keyboards, vocals
Neal Schon guitar

Derek & The Dominos – Berkeley, CA (11/18/70)

Derek and the Dominos
“EC Shuffle Blues”
Community Theatre
Berkeley, California
November 18, 1970

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Buffalo Stomp (!) – BS-002-1DD – Aud 3 (Scale 1-6)

Track List:
1) Got to Get Better In a Little While
2) Blues Power / Have You Ever Loved a Woman?
3) Tell the Truth
4) Presence of the Lord
5) Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
6) Everyday I Have the Blues
7) Little Queenie / Sweet Little Rock and Roller (*)

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Carl Radle Bass
Jim Gordon Drums
Bobby Whitlock Keyboards, Vocals

Special Guest: (a 16-year-old) Neal Schon

(*) Bonus Track recorded at the Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, on November 19, 1970 (following evening).

(!) “Buffalo Stomp” is the ROIO label name, this should not be confused with the Clapton ROIO of the same name (Silver Horse – SH 8201 A/B)

Geetarz Comments:

Derek and the Dominos played two consecutive nights at the Community Theatre in Berkeley, California, and this recording represents the first of those two nights.

Sitting in with the band that night was a 16 year old Neal Schon. In a 1995 “Off the Record” (Westwood One) interview, this was Schon’s recollection:

“You know, I had been doing a lot of playing in San Francisco … I had lived in the Bay area … I didn’t have a driver’s license … so a good friend of mine, Jackie, that ended up working for Journey later, would come and pick me up on weekends and I’d go play on Broadway … I’d play at [Mike Bloomfield’s] club,and it became this thing, there was like, this ‘buzz’ in the city, about this kid [Schon].

I was in the studio with the Santana band, and we were just jamming, you know, getting high and jamming, and staying up until the wee hours of the morning, and just trying to create some music, and Eric Clapton walked in. You know, Eric Clapton at that time, was like, and before that time, had been like a god to me, a guitar hero, and he walked in and I didn’t even say ‘hello’, I was like so scared he was in the room … and we played all night, and without even saying goodbye to or anything to him he walked out, and I was just still like …in shock.

So I went home, went to sleep at some ungodly hour, got up at 3 or 4, went back to Wally Heider’s in San Francisco where we were rehearsing, and I had a message there waiting at the front desk, and it was from Clapton, and he was playing at the [Berkeley] Community Theatre there that night, and he invited me to play with him.

So, I didn’t have a car, I didn’t have a license … I can’t remember exactly who drove me there … I forget too many things these days, too many drugs (laughs) … but, she drove me, I remember she drove me over there, and I got there about 5 or 10 minutes before he went on stage, and he said “… I’ll go out
and play about two numbers, and then I’ll call you out on stage as a really good friend of mine, and you can stay up the whole rest of the night and play the whole set with me.

I said “yeah, okay … no problem”, because I knew all his songs, all his guitar solos, from record, note-for-note … I wasn’t scared to do it, because I knew all his material, like the back of my hand, I had studied it for so many years … I went on, and just ripped the place up, and he loved it.

He [Clapton] invited me back to his hotel later that evening, and basically was asking me ‘who do you listen to?’, and I said “well, I listen to YOU” and he said bleep, ‘I don’t believe it’, he didn’t believe it and there was this little acoustic guitar in his room, and I played him note-for-note ‘Live Crossroads’
or something, and he was like “I can’t believe that, you’ve taken it where I left it”.

And that’s still [like] the ultimate compliment for me at this point in my life, coming from any guitarist, and I’ll never forget that, a highlight of my life!”

Overall, this is an exceptional performance, and a worthwhile
listen for those intrepid enough to brave a fair to poor audience
recording. Once again I invoke Geetarz’ Law, which states “The best
performances are usually captured by the worst recordings, and
vicey versa”.

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Derek & The Dominos – Nashville, TN (11/05/70)

Derek and the Dominos
November 5,1970
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN
“Blind Dominos” Liberated Boot
Johnny Cash TV Program

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Lineage: Silver CD Studio Recording>eac>wav>flac

Comments: I’ve noticed a lot of D&The D’s showing up on
DIME lately so here’s my humble contribution. This version
is on the fabulous KOKO label. Catalog # 003 Carl Perkins
guests on Matchbox. Enjoy! Dearg Doom

Track List:

  1. It’s Too Late
    2.Got to Get Getter In A Little While
  2. Matchbox
  3. Matchbox
  4. Matchbox
  5. Blues Power

Band:

Bobby Whitlock : Keyboard, vocals
Jim Gordon: Drums
Carl Radle: Bass
Eric Clapton: Guitar, vocals

This is a doomed recording.

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Derek & The Dominos – London, England (08/11/70)

Derek & The Dominos
1970-08-11
Soho, London, Great Britain
Marquee Club

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I have four sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Set One

  1. -introduction-
  2. Roll It Over ->
  3. Blues Power ->
  4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
  5. Any Day
  6. Bad Boy

Set Two

  1. Bottle Of Red Wine
  2. Little Wing
  3. Tell The Truth
  4. Country Life
  5. I Don’t Know Why

Derek & The Dominos – The Majestic Stand

Derek and the Dominos
“The Majestic Stand” (Mid Valley 068-071)
Essential Top 10 EC Set
Various Dates and Venues

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Mid Valley 068-071

Alternate version of the November 20 show:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=290409
Paddington version of November 20 show:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=302408

  • End Contrast Clause (and no end to Santa Claus!)

Disc 1: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, Pa. – October 16, 1970

  1. Ramblin’ On My Mind
  2. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
  3. Blues Power
  4. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  5. Mean Old World
  6. Motherless Children
  7. Let it Rain

Disc 2: Santa Monica, Ca. – November 20, 1970 (Afternoon Show)

  1. Got to Get Better in a Little While
  2. Key to the Highway
  3. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
  4. Blues Power
  5. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  6. Tell the Truth
  7. All Night Long “Derek’s Boogie”
  8. Let it Rain

Disc 3: Santa Monica, Ca. – November 20, 1970 (Evening Show)

  1. Got to Get Better in a Little While
  2. Key to the Highway
  3. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
  4. Blues Power
  5. Stormy Monday
  6. Tell the Truth
  7. Let it Rain
  8. Every Day I Have the Blues

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Carl Radle Bass
Jim Gordon Drums
Bobby Whitlock Keyboards, Vocals

Special Guests on the Santa Monica show:

Delaney Bramlett on all songs, except “Everyday I have the blues”
Toe Fat on “Everyday I have the blues”

Geetarz Comments:

The typical Mid Valley quality touch is obvious in this reissue of the earlier set, and is not to be confused with the earlier (1999) release of the same name on the Empress Valley label, which was available in 3CD and “4 Gold CD Limited Edition” versions.

Now, on to the goods …

We begin with the epic October 16 performance from Philadelphia, which has been remastered by Mid Valley.

This is a legendary Dominos show, and a personal favorite. Some older reference guides inexplicably refer to this as a soundboard, but it’s clearly a marginal to average recording.

Luckily a fantastic performance makes up for any drawbacks of the source material.

“Ramblin” features some of EC’s best ever slide playing. EC can at times play slide a little too precisely – but in this
performance, he exhibits loopy, “out of the box” playing that clearly shows Duane Allman’s influence as he dances around all the notes. I don’t recall EC performing “Ramblin'” in this arrangement again, which alone makes it unique.

This performance is also notable for an incredible, mind bending, tour-de-force performance of “Why does Love…”, which is, in my Not-So-Humble opinion, not only the finest performance of this song of all time, but has to be one of EC’s top performances of any song, ever. If I were making a list of the “Top 25 songs EC ever played” or something like that, this song would be on that list.

And it’s not just EC here. If you listen to some of the very early gigs, the band were a little loose, but here they play
as a single organism, rising and falling, playing off each other for all they are worth. “Why Does…” has always had a demanding and unusual bass line, and Radle holds it down, driving the song in the same way that Entwhistle would actually drive the rhythm of The Who as Moon, or in this case Jim Gordon, lays out some 15+ minutes of drum madness, and Bobby Whitlock holding it all together with a shimmering B3 and his incredible vocals.

This performance of this song is indeed “epic”, and unforgettable.

This show also features the first-ever live performance of “Motherless Children”, albeit in raw form, which in a way adds to its charm.

Now, with that aside … how does it sound? This one is up to personal preference. Sometimes Mid Valley goes a little over the top, but I quite like this version, and, depending on your listening circumstance, you may prefer it. It’s a definite change from the original, and I think that in the end it will come down to not only your personal preferences, but the volume at which you listen and how you listen (speakers, PC speakers, headphones, cheap stereo, car stereo, boom box, etc.).

Onto the Santa Monica show … as with the earlier Philadelphia show, it’s time to talk about a few of the MANY releases of this particular performance.

Perhaps the ear liest were vinyl ROIO, and of course numerous traded cassette copies of uncertain parentage, and subsequent CD release “Stormy Monday” on the Trademark of Quality (TMoQ) label. Those, and the later, “Live at Santa Monica” are incomplete, as they only feature only one of the two performances that day.

This Mid Valley release of “The Majestic Stand” (Mid Valley 068-071) is subtly remastered, and from that point on it’s up to personal preference which version a listener will prefer, the Mid Valley or the version on the Paddington label version (PADD 040/041/042). The Mid Valley version is a little warmer and darker, the Paddington trades off being a bit brighter for a little more overall volume and hiss.

In the end, I’d suggest that you check out both the MV and Paddington versions, and choose which is your personal preference.

Lineage:

Silvers > CD-R > Liteon IHap 322 > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 5 (Secure,
Offset Correct) > FLAC

Artwork, checksums, info file, and EAC extraction logs are of course
provided.

Enjoy!

April, 2010

http://www.geetarz.org

Derek & the Dominos – Selden, NY (12/06/70)

Derek and the Dominos
Suffolk Community College
Selden, New York
December 6, 1970

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I have two sources for this, you can read the info here.

Track List:

  1. Keep On Growing
  2. Tell The Truth
  3. Stormy Monday
  4. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
  5. Blues Power
  6. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  7. Little Wing
  8. Got to Get Better in a Little While

Derek & the Dominos – Tampa, FL (12/01/70)

Derek and the Dominos
1970-12-01
Curtis Hixon Hall
Tampa, Florida

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I have five sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Disc 1:
1) Layla
2) Got to Get Better In a Little While
3) Key to the Highway
4) Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?

Disc 2:
1) Blues Power
2) Have You Ever Loved a Woman?
3) Bottle of Red Wine
4) Let it Rain

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Carl Radle Bass
Jim Gordon Drums
Bobby Whitlock Keyboards, Vocals

(*) Special Guest: Duane Allman joined the Dominos during the
whole concert

Geetarz Comments:

This show is of historical importance, as it is apparently
the only time Duane Allman played live with the band.

Derek & The Dominos – Owings Mills, MD (11/29/70)

Derek & The Dominos
1970-11-29
Painters Mill Music Fair
Owings Mills, MD

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I have three sources for this show, you can read the info here.

Disc 1:

  1. Layla
  2. Bell Bottom Blues
  3. Blues Power
  4. Stormy Monday
  5. Tell The Truth

Disc 2:

  1. Got To Get Better In A Little While
  2. Little Wing
  3. Why Does Love Gat To Be So Sad?
  4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  5. Let It Rain

Derek & The Dominos:
Eric Clapton
Carl Radle
Bobby Whitlock
Jim Gordon