Bob Marley – Kingston, Jamaica (10/04/75)

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer (The Wailers)
1975-10-04
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica

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Wailers reunion concert. Bob, Peter and Bunny got together to do one last show as a benefit for the blind along with Stevie Wonder who also performed there.

  • Second set Bob with Stevie Wonder and Wonderlove

CDR>EAC>WAV>FLAC8

Set I

Rastaman Chant > Keep The Faith,
Nice Time,
Simmer Down > One Love,
Dreamland,
Fight Against Conviction,
Mark of The Beast,
Can’t Blame The Youth,
Legalize It,
So Jah Seh,
No Woman No Cry,
Jah Live

Set II

I Shot The Sheriff,
Superstition

Stevie Wonder – London, England (11/09/05)

Stevie Wonder 11-9-05
Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

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BBC Radio 2 FM 44.1k CDR Masters -> Audacity wav-> xACT (SBEs fixed)-> flac

This version of this remarkable show contains everything broadcast by BBC Radio 2 seamlessly reassembled in correct running order. There are no detectible edits and there is only one brief BBC station ID during the applause after “You And I” that was left in to avoid a detectible edit. Unless a pre-FM surfaces, this is the most complete and flawless version of this show anyone is likely to find.

CD1:
01 …in house intro by Paul Gambuccini
02 Love’s In Need Of Love Today
03 Master Blaster
04 Higher Ground
05 Living For The City
06 Golden Lady
07 Superwoman->
08 Where Were You When I Needed You?
09 Ribbon In The Sky
10 You And I **
11.Joy Inside My Tears
12 My Love Is On Fire
13 Sir Duke
14 I Wish
15 Positivity
16 Isn’t She Lovely
17 All I Do
 
CD 2:
01 Tuesday Heartbreak
02 Maybe Your Baby
03 You Are the Sunshine of My Love
04 I Just Called To Say I Love You
05 So What the Fuss
06 Superstition
07 You Haven’t Done Nothin’
08 long talk
09 Shelter In the Rain
10 As
11 in house outro by Paul Gambuccini

** only station ID over applause at end

Stevie Wonder – Paris, France (09/28/08)

Stevie Wonder
28th September 2008
Paris, France
Palais Omnisport de Bercy

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Source: Sony ECM-719 stereo microphone > M-Audio MicroTrack II @ 24b48k > CD Wave @ 16b44k > FLAC @ Level 0
Taper: M!les
Location: seated @ 8th row, left side of floor (entirely seated), left-side stack of speakers raised high above my head

Setlist:

  1. Intro [All Blues by Miles Davis] 06:16
  2. As If You Read My Mind 04:14
  3. Master Blaster (Jammin’) 04:07
  4. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me? 04:06
  5. All I Do 04:22
  6. Knocks Me Off My Feet 05:38
  7. “Count Us In” Jam – “So Happy To Be Back In Paris” – April In Paris [spoken citation] 03:42
  8. Milord [by Edith Piaf] 00:33
  9. The Shadow Of Your Smile [Love Theme from “The Sandpiper”] 02:19
  10. People Make The World Go Round [by The Stylistics] 02:59
  11. Higher Ground 04:06
  12. Spain [by Weather Report] [with solos] 11:46
  13. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing 05:03
  14. Visions 14:53
  15. Living For The City 03:40
  16. Part-Time Lover 07:31
  17. Free 06:23
  18. Carry On [sung by special guest Mao Otayeck] 05:30
  19. Overjoyed 03:52
  20. Lately 03:04
  21. I’m Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life [by Nat King Cole] [sung by Aisha Morris] 04:52
  22. My Cherie Amour 03:07
  23. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours 02:48
  24. Sir Duke 02:48
  25. I Wish 02:14
  26. Boogie On Reggae Woman [with special guest FrÈdÈric Yonnet duetting on harmonica] 05:04
  27. Isn’t She Lovely 02:09
  28. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 01:57
  29. I Just Called To Say I Love You [“je t’aime beaucoup”] 02:40
  30. Do I Do 02:00
  31. Superstition [feat. introduction of musicians – a chant of “Barack Obama” – “War” by Edwin Starr] 11:58
  32. As 05:12

Total recording duration is 2 hours 31 minutes 8 seconds

Comments:

An extraordinary concert and a fantastic performance.
Overwhelmed with emotion, Stevie falls in tears on his pÓano during “Free”.
Special guests and several rarities in the setlist make this show outstanding too.

Signed, sealed, delivered… it’s yours!!!

BT

Stevie Wonder – Rotterdam, The Netherlands (09/14/08)

Stevie Wonder
Live @ Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
14th September 2008

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Source: Sony ECM-719 stereo microphone > M-Audio MicroTrack II @ 24b48k > CD Wave @ 16b44k > FLAC @ level 0
Location: dead center @ 30 meters from stage
Taper: M!les

Setlist:

  1. Intro (All Blues) (by Miles Davis) 05:46
  2. As If You Read My Mind 04:33
  3. Master Blaster (Jammin’) 04:11
  4. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me 03:56
  5. All I Do 04:03
  6. Knocks Me Off My Feet 05:54
  7. People Make The World Go Round (by The Stylistics) (on the talkbox) 06:50
  8. Higher Ground 04:07
  9. Spain (by Return To Forever) (feat. introduction of band members) 11:51
  10. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing 04:45
  11. Stevie talks (United People Of The World) 05:16
  12. Visions 07:53
  13. Living For The City 03:37
  14. Golden Lady 06:54
  15. Ribbon In The Sky 05:15
  16. Overjoyed 03:48
  17. Lately 03:33
  18. I’m Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life (by Nat King Cole) (sung by Aisha Morris) 03:49
  19. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours 02:51
  20. Sir Duke 02:47
  21. I Wish 02:13
  22. Isn’t She Lovely 01:34
  23. Do I Do 06:46
  24. I Just Called To Say I Love You 04:11
  25. My Cherie Amour 03:18
  26. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 02:32
  27. Superstition (feat. So What The Fuss – Barack Obama – introduction of musicians) 11:53
  28. As 03:24
  29. Outro 02:27

Total recording time: 2 hours 19 minutes 57 seconds

Thanks to Stevie and the band, BLR, Skipper,
and Funky Holland: No audience in the world matches U!

Let F.U.N.K rule!!

Stevie Wonder – Uncasville, CT (11/14/07)

STEVIE WONDER
2007-11-14
MOHEGAN SUN
UNCASVILE,CT. U.S.A.

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LINEAGE: ECM719/D8/TASCAM CDRW700/
EAC/FLAC6

LOC:

SEC 24 ROW J SEAT 15

SET:

Love In Need Of Love Today
Too High
Visions
Living For The City
Master Blaster
Talk Box Medley
Higher Ground
Golden Lady
Ribbon In The Sky
Overjoyed
Lately
How Will I Know
All I Do
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
For Once In My Life
Uptight
Do I Do
Sir Duke
I Wish
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Superstition
As
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Another Star

Stevie Wonder – Nagoya, Japan (01/04/04)

Stevie Wonder
Live At The Rainbow Hall
Nagoya, Japan
2004-01-04

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SilverCD > EAC > FLAC > ALAC (Tag in iTunes) > XLD > FLAC

  1. Opening
  2. Golden Lady
  3. If You Really Love Me
  4. Master Blaster (Jammin’)
  5. That Girl
  6. Higher Ground
  7. You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
  8. Stay Gold
  9. Lately
  10. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
  11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
  12. Sir Duke
  13. I Wish
  14. Isn’t She Lovely
  15. Part-Time Lover
  16. Superstition
  17. You Haven’t Done Nothin’
  18. Living For The City
  19. I Just Called To Say I Love You
  20. My Cherie Amour
  21. As

Disc 1: Track 1-10
Disc 2: Track 11-21

1hr, 41min.

Stevie Wonder – Los Angeles, CA (08/06/87)

Stevie Wonder – August 6, 1987
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Los Angeles, CA

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Recording Info:
SBD > Cassette Master (Memorex dBS)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Nakamichi CR-7A) > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6MHz) >
dBpoweramp > Samplitude Pro X4 Suite > FLAC/24
(1 DVD FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
May 7, 2020

Notes:
— This was a benefit to raise money for Retinitis Pigmentosa
— Stevie recorded all the instruments on a computer and played along to it

Setlist:
01 – House Band Soundcheck
02 – Love Light In Flight
03 – Frontline
04 – Bird of Beauty
05 – Happier Than The Morning Sun
06 – You Are the Sunshine of My Life
07 – Suddenly
08 – Overjoyed
09 – My Cherie Amour
10 – My Cherie Amour (cont)
11 – Go Home

Stevie Wonder – London, England (02/02/74)

Stevie Wonder
Rainbow Theatre
London, UK
2.2.1974

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01 opening jam
02 Contusion
03 jam #2
04 Higher Ground
05 Superwoman
06 To Know You Is to Love You
07 Signed, Sealed, Delivered
08 Visions
09 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
10 Living for the City
11 Living for the City jam
12 You Are the Sunshine of My Life
13 Superstition
14 (You’ve Been Better to Me Than a Lot of) My Dreams

Total time: 1:28:07
disc break goes after track 08

Stevie Wonder – keyboards, harmonica & vocals
Wonderlove:
Ollie Brown – drums
Michael Sembello – guitar, percussion & synthesizer
Reggie McBride – bass
Deniece Williams – vocals & percussion
Lani Groves – vocals & percussion
Shirley Brewer – vocals & percussion

2001 bootleg CD “Funkafied Rainbow” on the Big ‘Fro label, according to spectral analysis sourced from an indeterminate off-air FM capture;
repaired by zootype in 2016 and further repaired, declipped and retracked — with correct date verified and the missing final two seconds of Contusion restored & remastered from the German WDR-TV “Musikladen” session recorded in Bremen, Germany on 1.23.1974 — by EN, May 2020

specs from the May 2016 reseed by zootype:
retracked with some repairs
88:18 minutes

01 Contusion 17:44
02 instrumental 2:32
03 Higher Ground 3:20
04 Mary Wants To Be A Superwoman >
To Know You Is To Love You 10:24
05 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours 3:02
06 Visions 9:58
07 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing 4:44
08 Living For The City 10:59
09 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life > Superstition >
(You’ve Been Better to Me Than) A Lot of My Dreams 25:31

original tracklist:
Disc #1

  1. intro-Contution [cuts off]
  2. Higher Ground
  3. Mary Wants To Be A Superwoman
  4. To Know You Is To Love You
  5. Signed, Sealed And Delivered
  6. Visions

Disc #2

  1. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
  2. Living For The City
  3. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  4. Superstition
  5. encore jam

original notes:
Stevie was still recovering from his near death in a car accident in August 1974…
[he suffered a contusion in his brain and was in a coma for a few days — hence the song “Contusion”..]
There are no official releases from the Rainbow Theatre concert[s].

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder

bootleg release “Funkafied Rainbow”
“Big-Fro Discs” release (BF-001/2)
2005 transfer and seed by (unknown)

original lineage:
bootleg “Funkafied Rainbow” CD > unknown transfer > FLAC > 2005 seed

2016 zootype reseed notes:
audio files test as lossless; retracked with some repairs [clicks] but otherwise unaltered
no EQ or other processing applied; new FLAC-8 files and checksum files created and this info file revised
original info file and artwork included

2016 reseed lineage:
2005 seed > retracking & repairing > FLAC 8 > DIME, May 2016
Thanks again to the original seeder for this recording.

2020 updated lineage:
2016 zootype reseed > WAV via DB Power Amp > Sound Forge 11 + Audacity repairs, remastering and retracking > FLAC 8 > DIME > you, now

2020 notes:
OK, this is obviously one of the acknowledged 100 best boots of ever, but it seemed it could be made into a better version of itself that does more justice to the totally inspired mayhem of the music. It needed to get way smoother at the (jagged, abrupt) track transitions… and of course there was the matter of the (terminally ugly) fade to cover the last two and a half missing seconds of Contusion. I reconstructed that from the German “Musikladen” performance of several days earlier, and I think I got it nice enough to where if you didn’t really know, you might not suspect it wasn’t played this way. There were a few digiclips here and there as well, which I eliminated one by one like I always do. I also made Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Visions a little bit louder, as they were kinda less volume-robust than the rest of the concert, made a new thumbnail art thing and titled and tagged it all with new fingerprints too. Then there was the eternal debate over the date(s), which I think I solved by looking on a website about the hstory of the Rainbow Theatre, which had photos of ticket stubs and posters from back in the day… this illustrated that the formerly agreed-upon date of January 31, 1974 was wrong, as there is incontrovertible evidence the Doobie Brothers played the Rainbow that night. Stevie played January 24th — the day after the German TV gig was taped — and February 2nd, according to more ticket stub photos I saw at http://www.rainbowhistory.x10.mx/1974.htm. It might be assembled from one or both of the 1/24 and 2/2 dates to make some sort of broadcast reel — the spectral analysis goes only to 15k and indicates an off-air FM capture, but who knows? — or a dry run for an actual live record, I just cannot say exactly. The Rainbow history site mentions that Stevie handed his glasses over to the audience at the finale of the February 2nd show, and that happens at the end of this tape very clearly, so if I had to bet I’d say most — or likely all — of it is from that date. No matter anyway, as this generally plays a lot more like just such a lost official live record now, meant as it is to celebrate Stevie Wonder’s 70th birthday on May 13, 2020. Long may he Clavinetize us all, all the way up to the very highest ground!–EN

Stevie Wonder – Berkeley, CA (03/04/73)

Stevie Wonder
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley,Ca
March 04, 1973

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Source: BGP SBD > Open reel Ampex videotape or to conventional RtR (unclear which equipment was used) Transfer #1: (c. 1988) re-anneal master tapes (if needed) > D (probably a Sonic Solutions ADC @ 24/48) > PCM tape
Remaster #1: (c. 1988) PCM > hiss & artifact removal > “sonic solutions process” > DAT (or other digital medium > DAT)
Transfer #2: (1990) MDAT > Nakamichi deck> XLII-S/90 > MC
Transfer #3: (1990) MC > Nakamichi deck (playback) > Nakamichi deck (record) > XLII-S/90 > C(1)
Transfer #4: (2005) C(1) > Aiwa AD-F850 > THC Cables > Edirol U-A5 > USB > Wavelab 5.01a @ 24/96 > WAV
Final Mastering: WAV > Wavelab 5.0a (X-noise to reduce hiss; 192 KhZ resampler > 44.1k;
L3 Multimaximizer to increase gain and dither to 16 bits) > FLAC.

Remastered 2007: Volume boosted, evened out, and EQ applied. There was a 50 second spot in track 3 that was one channel only,
that was repaired by overwriting that portion with the other channel. There were some other low volume spots that were fixed.

Disc 1

  1. Jerry Pompeli Intro >
    02 For Once In My life
  2. If You Really Love Me
  3. Me & Mrs. Jones
  4. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You?) >
  5. You Were My First, But Not My Last
  6. Think I’m On The Right Track//
  7. I Was Made To Love Her
  8. Feel It
  9. Ki//lling Me Sof//tly
  10. You Are The Sunshine of My Life >
  11. Big Brother >
  12. Blowing In The Wind >
  13. Medley: What’s Going On? >
  14. My Cherie Amour > Summer Breeze >
  15. Love Having You Around >
  16. Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) >
  17. jam
  18. Superstition// (w/ Buddy Miles & Paul Keegan)

The recording runs just shy of 90 minutes.
If splitting onto two discs, the suggested split is after track 8.
There are a half-dozen small discontinuities in the recording,
including abrupt transitions between songs and small gaps,
some with brief silences and others without.

Stevie Wonder – vocals, piano, keyboards; Shirley Brewer – backing vocals; Scott Edwards – bass; Jim Gilstrap – backing vocals; Lani Groves – backing vocals; Loris Harvin – backing vocals; Terry Hendricks – backing vocals; Trevor Laurence – saxophone; Ollie Brown – drums, vocals; Steve Madaio – trumpet; Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar; Greg Phillinganes – keyboards; Denny Morouse – saxophone

Stevie Wonder – New York, NY (01/01/73)

Stevie Wonder
Abe Vigoda’s Birthday Party?!
Unknown Venue
New York, NY
January 1, 1973?
JEMS Archive

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JEMS Transfer (by the late great Jared Houser): 10″ presumably master half-track reel > Revox A-700 > Wavelab > .wav > iZotope RX8 > iZotope Ozone 8 > Audacity > TLH > FLAC

01 Unknown Song
02 Happy Birthday improv
03 You Are The Sunshine of My Life
04 Blame It On The Sun
05 All In Love Is Fair
06 “Baby I Need Your Love”
07 “Stay With You”

This has to be one of the strangest recordings in the entire JEMS Archive. Yes, you read that right, Stevie Wonder performing at Abe Vigoda’s birthday party on New Years Day 1973. At least that is what’s written on the box of the 10-inch reel that houses this most curious tape. Captured to stereo half-track at 7.5 IPS, the recording offers a 33-minute, seemingly spontaneous performance at what indeed sounds like a lively birthday celebration.

The spine of the tape calls it “Stevie Wonder Jam” and lists the musicians as Wonder on piano, Tim Moore on guitar, David Shaw on drums and Don Moore on bass. The performance is loose enough to require Wonder to shout chord changes to some songs.

The set list features three well-known Stevie tunes, an improvised Happy Birthday number, plus another three songs we have struggled to identify. Are they covers? Unreleased originals? Made up on the spot? Hopefully the DIME community can help us ID the tracks.

Everything I’ve written above is based on the audio itself and the notes on the tape box, which clearly dates from 1973. However, confirming that information has proven difficult, which is one reason we have waited all these years to release it, hoping we would find out more.

First of all, the box does’t actually say “Abe Vigoda,” it says “Vigoda,” so the Abe part is an assumption on our part. Only the late actor’s birthday isn’t January 1 or even close (he was born February 24, 1921). We have also yet to find any news account or record suggesting Wonder and Vigoda knew each other, let alone that this event took place. Yet, there’s no reason to think it didn’t, and certainly no incentive for anyone to label the tape with false information so bizarre.

“All In Love Is Fair” wouldn’t be released until August 1973 on Innervisions, and this performance does have lyrics variations suggesting it could be an early version. “Blame It On The Sun” and “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” are both from Stevie’s masterpiece Talking Book, released in October 1972. The rest we don’t know.

There is chatter between songs that reinforces the party environment and you can pick up some of the dialogue. The recording itself appears to be from microphones set up on stands to record the occasion. Samples provided.

JEMS obtained this reel nearly 15 years ago from the collection of a sound engineer, and given the other tapes in his possession at that time, the provenance of the recording is strong. The same person recorded Bob Marley within months of this.

While the Vigoda Party Jam isn’t a classic performance, it is most certainly a fascinating listen and another one of those “you are there,” time-machine type recordings. ANY new vintage Stevie Wonder document is historically significant and if we could learn more about the details behind this one, perhaps even more so. Help us if you can. Meanwhile, enjoy some newly discovered Stevie Wonder as a JEMS holiday gift to you.

Thanks to DIME member Superstition for help working out the set list and to mjk5510 for post-production prep and final posting.

BK for JEMS