Tom Waits – Memphis, TN (11/02/77)

Tom Waits
The Ritz
Memphis, TN, USA
Nov. 02, 1977

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Here’s a nice one from the ’77 Foreign Affairs – tour.

Actually, this is a good soundboard-direct-to-tape recording, but the tape was played quite often before transferred to CD, so the quality went “way down in the hole” over the years. After all, it’s still nice to listen to, I would give it a B+.
There are some severe tape problems at the beginning of track one, but it’s getting better after a few minutes. If you find it too disturbing, you might flip on to the second song…

I’ve selected this show for two main reasons:

  • rare performance of “Potter’s Field” ( track 14 )
  • funny things happen in “Cupid” ( track 12 ) : Tom started to sing this quiet song with guitar accompaniment, stopped after one minute and complains about the noisy audience….saying something like: ” Shut up back there for christ sake, I’m trying to sing a goddamn song ! These people are trying to listen, you farmers back there making all that … I mean, for christ sake….sounds like a farm workers convention back there … I know… I remember my first beer and everything, I get a little rowdy too ! …”
    After that, he didn’t finish the song but starts with “Heart Of Saturday Night”.


There is also an introduction to a local stripper named “Sherry Love” in “Pasties & A G-String” ( track 8 ); unfortunatly, this is not a video ! ;-))
According to drummer Chip White, tour manager John Forscha hired a stripper lady on Toms birthday show in dec.76 to enter the stage in the middle of the song. After that night, they hired a stripper in every town for the rest of the tour.

I did very little rework on the sound, just a little limiter and normalization, no noise or hiss reduction…I also have cut out a short segment at the beginning of track 15; there was a very loud and strange noise for about two seconds of no music.

Original lineage:
SBD > tape (unknown gen.) > CDR > EAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > FLAC > Correct SBEs (TLH >

Goody’s additional lineage:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender +24 cents; Auto align and center channels; Tracking updated) >
TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

01 The One That Got Away 4:26
02 Step Right Up 5:16
03 Jitterbug Boy (Sharing A Curbstone With Chuck E. Weiss, Robert Marchese, Paul Body and The Mug and Artie) 5:58
04 New Coat Of Paint 2:21
05 The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)(An Evening With Pete King) 3:40
06 Depot Depot 3:19
07 I Never Talk To Strangers 3:28
08 Pasties And A G-String (At The Two O’Clock Club) 8:57
09 Small Change (Got Rained On With His Own .38) 6:16
10 I Wish I Was In New Orleans (In The Ninth Ward) 4:07
11 Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson) 4:23
12 Cupid 2:15
13 (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night 3:34
14 Potter’s Field 8:54
15 San Diego Serenade 3:48

Running time: 70:42

Tom Waits: vocals, guitar, piano
Frank Vicari: tenor sax
Danny Trifan: upright bass
Chip White: drums & percussion, vibes


cheers, Pascal

Goody’s notes:
This is somewhat of an improvement over the original files which had more severe left and right channel fading in and out than what you’ll now find. Centering these channels served to bring much of that panning together. Unfortunately there’s still lots of evident damage and dropouts, especially in the beginning of the show, as described in Pascal’s original notes. I believe the vocals are now more distinct and centered and more easily understood. Please do stick with it. 🙂
I also found the files I received to be a bit slow/flat. The Speed/Pitch is now adjusted correctly.

Text updated for this edition – August 27, 2018

Happyrudolf’s comment :

First of all thank you very much to my good friend Goody for his great work. :o) The difference between the original upload and this version is amazing.:o)

Also thank you very much to the one of the great pioneers within the Tom Waits community The Waitswatcher Pascal for sharing the show a long time ago.:o)

Goody points out that you should be aware of the various song references in the intro to Jitterbug Boy for the 1st minute or so of that tune.

Enjoy. :o)

Bob Dylan – Memphis, TN (05/08/94)

Bob Dylan
Tom Lee Park
Memphis, Tennessee
8 May 1994

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audience recording – samples in comments

trade cd-r’s > eac > flac 5 > dime

Sorry, no source info

Disc 1: (59:09)

  1. Jokerman
  2. Senor
  3. All Along The Watchtower
  4. I Shall Be Released
  5. Tangled Up In Blue
  6. Watching The River Flow
  7. Masters Of War
  8. Mama, You Been On My Mind
  9. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Disc 2: (44:03)

  1. Highway 61 Revisited
  2. In The Garden
  3. She Belongs To Me
  4. Maggie’s Farm
  5. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  6. It Ain’t Me, Babe

The Who – Memphis, TN (11/23/75)

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, Tennessee
November 23rd, 1975

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(Unknown gen tape >) CD-R trade > EAC > FLAC
Pretty good/average recording

This concert features the final live performance of However Much I Booze.
Moon introduces the Tommy portion of the show by saying “This is one that was made into a motion picture. We’d like to play the soundtrack from…Jaws.”

Disc I : 73 min

  1. I Can’t Explain 3í14
  2. Substitute 3í32
  3. Squeeze Box 3í18
  4. Baba O’Riley 6í16
  5. Boris The Spider 2í51
  6. Drowned 6í56
  7. However Much I Booze 5í25
  8. Dreaming From The Waist 5í31
  9. Behind Blue Eyes 3í41
  10. Jawsí Soundtrack 0í43
  11. Amazing Journey 4í50
  12. Sparks 3í17
  13. Acid Queen (cut out) 2í41
  14. Fiddle About 1í49
  15. Pinball Wizard 2í49
  16. I’m Free 2í19
  17. Tommy’s Holiday Camp 0í45
  18. We’re Not Gonna Take It 9í21
  19. Summertime Blues 3í46
    Disc II : 20 min 30
  20. My Generation 3í15
  21. Join Together 4í30
  22. Roadrunner 2í29
  23. Won’t Get Fooled Again 10í16

Bob Dylan – Memphis, TN (02/01/80)

Bob Dylan
Memphis, Tennessee
Orpheum Theater

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My Tape: excellent quality mostly. Audience noise is high between tracks. Upgrade over LB-0846 & LB-0867.

Gotta Serve Somebody
2 I Believe In You
3 When You Gonna Wake Up
4 When He Returns
5 Man Gave Names To All The Animals
6 Precious Angel
7 Slow Train
8 Covenant Woman
9 Walk Around Heaven All Day (fragment)

1 Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
2 Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
3 Solid Rock
4 Saving Grace
5 Saved
6 What Can I Do For You?
7 In The Garden
8 Blessed Be The Name
9 Pressing On

Bob Dylan – Memphis, TN (01/31/80)

Bob Dylan
Memphis, Tennessee
Orpheum Theater
31 January 1980

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disc 1

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. I Believe In You
  3. When You Gonna Wake Up
  4. When He Returns
  5. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
  6. Precious Angel
  7. Slow Train
  8. Covenant Woman

disc 2
Mona Lisa Young: Ordinary People (Danniebelle Hall)(Missing)

  1. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
  2. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
  3. Solid Rock
  4. Saving Grace
  5. Saved (Bob Dylan/Tim Drummond)
  6. What Can I Do For You?
  7. In The Garden
  8. Blessed Be The Name
  9. Pressing On

Unknown but may be a low generation copy.

Sound: Good audience recording of the complete Dylan set.

Bob Dylan – Memphis, TN (12/01/78)

Bob Dylan
Mid South Coliseum
December 1st 1978

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

Disc One
01 My Back Pages
02 She’s Love Crazy
03 Mr. Tambourine Man
04 Shelter From The Storm
05 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
06 Tangled Up In Blue
07 Ballad Of A Thin Man
08 Maggie’s Farm
09 I Don’t Believe You
10 Like A Rolling Stone
11 I Shall Be Released
12 Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
13 The Times They Are A-Changin’
14 Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
15 It Ain’t Me, Babe (acoustic)

Disc Two
01 Am I Your Stepchild
02 One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
03 Blowin in the Wind
04 Girl From the North Country
05 Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
06 Masters Of War
07 Just Like A Woman
08 To Ramona
09 All Along The Watchtower
10 All I Really Want To Do
11 Band introductions
12 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
13 Forever Young
14 Changing Of The Guards
15 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Neil Young – Memphis, TN (07/12/83)

Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, TN
July 12, 1983

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Comes A Time
Motor City
Down By the River
Soul Of A Woman
Old Ways
Old Man
Dance Dance Dance
Heart Of Gold
Don’t Be Denied
Sail Away
After The Goldrush
Transformer Man
Hey Hey My My
Mr. Soul
Sugar Mountain

Only on Source 2:

Jellyroll Man
Betty Lou’s Got A New Pair Of Shoes
That’s All Right (Mama)
Kinda Fonda Wanda
Bright Lights, Big City
Everybody’s Rockin’
Do You Wanna Dance?

Neil Young – guitar, vocoder
Larry Cragg – banjo, pedal steel, drums
Joel Bernstein – synclavier, vocoder

Source 1:

Memphis ’83

Extraordinary stereo audience recording

According to Ghost Of The Road, there was another set in the end of the concert, consisting of R’n’R standards but I never had it.

Source 2:

my contribute for the 1983 tour with shocking pinks
This is a complete and better quality, and it’s a 3rd gen. tapes.
If this show will be surface from master, will be GREAT !!



The Who – Memphis, TN (06/21/70)

The Who
Memphis, TN
Ellis Memorial Auditorium

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01. Heaven And Hell (cuts in)
02. I Can’t Explain
03. Young Man Blues
04. Water
05. Overture
06. It’s A Boy
07. 1921
08. Amazing Journey
09. Sparks
10. Eyesight For The Blind
11. Christmas
12. The Acid Queen
13. Pinball Wizard
14. Do You Think It’s Alright?
15. Fiddle About
16. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
17. There’s A Doctor
18. Go To The Mirror!
19. Smash The Mirror
20. Miracle Cure
21. I’m Free
22. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
23. We’re Not Gonna Take It
24. Summertime Blues
25. My Generation

Length: 92:43

Band Members:
Pete Townshend – vocals, guitar
Roger Daltrey – vocals, harmonica
John Entwistle – bass, vocals
Keith Moon – drums, vocals

1st gen from the JEMS vaults.

The beginning of a new series from the JEMS archives. Up to now we’ve been putting up masters, but I’ve pulled out some first generation tapes and started transferring them. These aren’t ‘low-gen’ or ‘I-don’t-know’ gen tapes, these are legitimate 1st gen tapes, meaning my copy came right from the master. I got this from the guy that taped the show. It was a cassette master and this copy is probably as good as were going to get on this one which is a pretty good quality for this era of recording.

Tapeboy for JEMS

Source: Audience
Lineage: 1st gen cassette>Nakamichi 670 pitch & azimuth-adjusted playback deck>Wavelab 96/24>Izotope 44.1/16>flac
Transferred By: JEMS

Eric Clapton – Memphis, TN (07/28/74)

Eric Clapton
“I Can’t Hold Out”
Liberty Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee
July 28, 1974 SBD

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Set List
1) Smile
2) Easy Now
3) Let it Rain
4) Willie and the Hand Jive / Get Ready
5) Badge
6) I Can’t Hold Out
7) Tell the Truth
8) I Shot the Sheriff (fade out)
9) Layla (fade in)
10) Crossroads


This was an outdoor show that featured Ross, Foghat, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton.
The version of Crossroads here is very unusual, even for this tour.

This show was included in inferior quality on the 3CD boot “Three Smiles”. The version
on that set is 4 minutes longer only because the tape runs slow.

Neil Young – Memphis, TN (04/29/16)

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real
Beale Street Music Festival
Tom Lee Park
Memphis, TN
April 29, 2016

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** 16 BIT **

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter > Tascam DR-2d (-6 dB copy) @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) (minor edits, normalize, & fades) > CDWav (tracking) > Trader’s Little Helper (level 5) >
FLAC > TagScanner 5.1 (tagging)
Location: FAR from the stage, by “electrical box 5”, at least 150-200 yards from the stage
Recorded by: Steve “ballsdeep” Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

01 Down By The River
02 Country Home
03 Seed Justice
04 Monsanto Years
05 Western Hero
06 Out On The Weekend
07 Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
08 Someday
09 Fuckin’ Up
10 Cinnamon Girl
11 Chat & Tuning
12 Rockin’ In The Free World
13 Love And Only Love

Neil Young – lead vocvals, guitars, piano, & harp
Lukas Nelson – guitar & backing vocals
Micah Nelson – guitar & backing vocals
Corey McCormick – bass & backing vocals
Anthony Logerfo – drums
Tato Melgar – percussion

Taper Notes:
– “Down by the River” was played for almost 36 minutes.
– “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?” was dedicated to Willie Nelson in honor of his 83rd birthday.
– Beale is right on the banks of the Mississippi in a flat park on the riverbank, so more of an “open air” sound vs. echoes.
– Neil’s first show in Memphis since 1983.

Mastering Notes:
– Some annoying crowd chatter, and at one point Steve tells a girl to quit bumping him because he’s filming.
– Some “swirling” of the stereo effect, likely due to the distance Steve was from the stage in an open air venue.