- 1971-05-23 - New York City, NY
MSBD reel @ 7 1/2 ips-> CDR->EAC->FLAC>WAV>CEP v2.1>FLAC
Remastered 2CD W/ Artwork (FLAC)
TITLE: Live At The Fillmore East
01. Unknown Acoustic Blues #
02. Goin' Fishin
03. Tom & Sally Drake
04. Good Morning Miss Brown
05. Ain't Gwine to Whistle DixieAnymo'
06. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
07. Sweet Mama Janisse
08. You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
02. John, Ain't It Hard
03. She Caught the Katy (And Left me a Mule to Ride)
04. Diving Duck Blues
05. You Ain't No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Do Love The Way You Strut Your Stuff
1hr 27mins 50 secs
NOTES BY THE TRADER theface07:
This amazing stereo recording, taken from the soundboard master reel, showcases Taj Mahal in all his early 70's crossover blues glory. A lot of the material here is also available on the official Taj Mahal live recording from the same venue, recorded just a few months earlier, 1972's The Real Thing.
My efforts to improve the sound quality of this recording, which is already superb, were minimal and include light tweaking of the frequency spectrum to eliminate some flatness and unbalanced frequency levels. I tried to focus on not altering the overall dynamic of the recording, which would eliminate the original feel of the music, while taking out some of the more subtle flaws.
I included artwork that I put together from what I could find that would sort of fit with the recording since there seems to be nothing available to my knowledge! First I had to determine the titles of most tracks, which were somewhat mislabelled by the original seeder of the source recording, who I am forever grateful to for providing such a recording!! No worries!! I managed to find the proper titles for every song but the first one! The original tracklisting is kept the same as the source with one difference: I seperated track 1 into 2 tracks since it contained 2 songs, the unknown song and Gone Fishin'.
I am aware that this show could fit on one disc if some of the dead air is taken out but I decided not to do this, in efforts to keep the recording as original and complete as possible, even if it contains some near silent periods. This is what happened at the show so it's included!