Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Tom Waits – Los Angeles, CA (08/16/75)

Tom Waits - Los Angeles - 1975 - Bounced Checks Front Cover

Tom Waits
The Troubadour
Los Angeles, CA
Late show

Download: FLAC/MP3

Vinyl bootleg title: “Bounced Checks”
Label: Excitable Recordworks
Catalog Number: 4502ï1

A1 Emotional Weather Forecast
A2 On A Foggy Night
A3 Warm Beer, Cold Women
A4 Eggs & Sausage
A5 Heart Of Saturday Night

B1 Rosie
B2 Diamonds On My Windshield > Spare Parts
B3 Putnam County
B4 Ol’55


SOURCE: AUD > “Bounced Checks” (Excitable Recordworks 4502ï1) Bootleg LP
TRANSFER: Technics SL-D30 turntable > Yamaha R-S300 > Nero WaveEditor (increased volume and declicked) > WAV > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC (level 8, SB’s aligned)

All audio is Stereo, 44.1kHz and 16 bit.
TRT: 46:45

I decided to incorporate Diamonds On My Windshield and Spare Parts into a single track, despite that the back cover lists side B as tracks B1 – B5.
The condition of this vinyl bootleg was MINT when I played it back for digital transfer. There were only one or two pops, which I removed.
The exact date of this performance is unknown, but etree is claiming the date is from some point in February of 1975, so that’s what I’m going with (see link below).
Contrary to what the back cover says about the location of this recording, The Troubadour is technically located in West Hollywood, not Los Angeles.
Asylum Records released their own official compilation album entitled ‘Bounced Checks’, which does not contain anything from this recording.

Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Tom-Waits-Bounced-Checks/release/1610163
Etree: http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=185293

Transferred and Uploaded by Powerfan (September 2013)

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (05/25/73)

van morrison - 1973 05_25_Los_Angeles_front

late show
The Troubadour
Los Angeles, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

01. I’ve Been Working
02. What’d I Say
03. Bring It On Home To Me
04. Young Lovers Do
05. Purple Heather
06. Hey Good Lookin’
07. Being Green
08. Listen To The Lion
09. Hard Nose The Highway
10. Moondance
11. Snow In San Anselmo
12. Caravan
13. Cyprus Avenue

Van Morrison – vocals &; other instruments
=== The Caledonia Soul Orchestra ===
Terry Adams – cello
Bill Atwood – trumpet
Nancy Ellis – viola
Tom Halpin – violin
David Hayes – bass
Tim Kovatch – violin
Jeff Labes – keyboards
John Platania – guitar
Nathan Rubin – violin
Jack Schroer – saxophones
Dahaud Shaar – drums

SOURCE: Audience
LINEAGE: master tape? (Bill Craven) > ?? > CD-R (trade) > EAC wav (hard drive) > Trader’s Little Helper flac level 8 & torrent > Dime

NOTES from the original uploader:
This first surfaced in the Van Morrison trading community in the early 2000s and was treed via the Van Trades List. Although not stated clearly, I am assuming this is from the master tape.

Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (05/27/73)

Van Morrison - Belfast Troubadour (front)
The Troubadour
Los Angeles, California

Download: FLAC/MP3

01 Come Running*
02 These Dreams of You
03 The Way Young Lovers Do
04 Snow In San Anselmo
05 Domino
06 I Just Want to Make Love to You
07 Crazy Love
08 Bein’ Green
09 Listen To The Lion
10 Warm Love
11 Caravan
12 Cyprus Avenue

*missing on source 1

Source 1:


Source 2:

JF Archive Series Vol. 23 via JEMS

Taper: JF

Source: unknown recorder > unknown microphone (mono)

JEMS 2015 Transfer: JF master cassette > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX7 and Ozone 6 > iZotope RX MBIT+ resample 16/44.1 > Peak Pro XT (edit / index) > xACT 2.21 > FLAC

JEMS is thrilled to resume the JF Archive series, this time presenting nine Van Morrison performances recorded in and around Southern California by JF circa 1973-74.

Unlike the previous Lost California series covering uncirculated recordings from 1975, JF’s 1973-74 recordings have long been in circulation among collectors. However, this series marks the first-ever digitization and dissemination directly from his cassette masters.

The 5/27/73 late show was the final set in a memorable four-day run at the Troubadour. Several of the shows Van did in May-June of 1973 with the Caledonia Soul Orchestra were recorded and would later form the basis for the fantastic live album It’s Too Late To Stop Now. To his credit, Van changed up the set list with some frequency throughout the run, which meant many songs are not represented on the official document. Several of those were picked up by the expanded reissue of the live album, but there are still several performances from this set not found there.

In all, this a lovely performance and another one of those appealing “you are there” recordings, despite the lo-fi gear. Samples provided.

Here are JF’s reflections of the show:

I remember very few specifics about the second Van Morrison show of my life, beyond the music, that is. What I do remember is being in a kind of Morrison-swoon all three days after that first one. I had never seen a performer like that before and nothing that could come close to matching his band. And all in the tiny space of the Troubadour.

I would like to point out that the supporting act for the two Troubadour shows I attended was Jackie DeShannon. I have always been grateful to Van for widening my musical horizons, not only by the huge range of music he played, but by the musicians he invited to play with him. His concerts almost always got me listening to great music I might not have been exposed to as early as I was with his help.

Part of this recording filled out the “A Spawn of the Dublin Pubs” bootleg album.

Enjoy this master recording for what it is: a rare document of a great artist at work. Do not sell it! I made this recording but it does NOT belong to me. The music was made by Van Morrison and it belongs to anyone who wishes to hear it.


Once again, our gratitude goes to JF, who reached out on DIME (you could be next!) and offered us his archive, which had been sitting in boxes, 6000 miles away from where he lives today, for 20+ years. Like so many early tapers, he had great stories to tell and the memories flooded back as we sorted through tapes. We are pleased to be able to bring his work to all of you. Please let him know through your comments that you are, too.

We also appreciate the unnamed Van collectors who helped get JF’s masters back in his control. Special thanks mjk5510, who continues his vital duty as JEMS’ post-production and quality-control supervisor. Lastly, thanks to Mat at Midnight Cafe for his interest in JF’s Van Morrison recordings and in JEMS. We thought it would be fun for this show to debut on his site.


Bootleg Bonanza: Van Morrison – Los Angeles, CA (05/26/73) “It Ain’t Why, It Just Is”

Van Morrison - Los Angeles 1973 - It Aint Why It Just Is

It Aint Why, It Just Is
Bootleg CD
May 26th, 1973
Live At The Troubadour,
West Hollywood, CA

Download MP3@224

I have also posted this show from the bootleg Wild Nights at the Troubadour Club here.

1. I’ve Been Working
2. Young Lovers Do
3. Purple Heather
4. Come Running
5. Sweet Thing
6. Blue Money
7. Green
8. Wild Night
9. Caravan
10. Cypress Avenue
11. It’s Not The Twilight Zone
12. Foggy Mountain Top
13. Heathrow Shuffle
14. Naked In The Jungle

Violins: Nathan Rubin, Tom Helpin
Cello: Terry Adams
Viola: Nancy Ellis
Piano: Jeff Labes
Trumpet: Bill Atwood
Saxaphone: Jack Schroer
Guitar: John Platania
Bass: David Hayes
Drums: David Shaw

Tape in circulation is a mix of the ITLTSN acetates (taken from many shows).
Including the Famous Montreux 1974 Show.
In Truth a Real May 26th, 1973
Live At The Troubadour bootleg tape has never surfaced.

Review by Russell Parkinson:
The sound on It Aint Why, It Just Is Is an Excellent Stereo Sound with occasional pops and scratches (just like those old LPs you use to have and love…..)

FreeMorrison March 3rd, 2012