Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers at The Metro, Boston

This is a very good show with excellent sound quality - if you like it, I would recommend you purchase
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers: Concious Party Live At the Palladium

Find this show at www.VitalVibes.com... 

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
The Metro 
Boston, Mass
April 6, 1988

live FM broadcast
touring "conscious party"
and Ziggy, Steven and Rita Marley interview
on WBCN with Ken Shelton on day of show
concert runtime:  105:38 (minutes/seconds)
interview runtime:  18:53
total runtime:  124:31

1: radio introduction  1:39
2: prayer and walkon music  1:43
3: what is true  5:00
4: get up jah, jah children  5:44
5: freedom road  5:46
6: we propose  8:21
7: unuh nuh listen yet  4:52
8: a who a say  3:18
9: have you ever been to hell  5:30
10: Lee and Molly (spliced at 5:01, tape flip) 7:46
11: 666  5:56
12: time will tell  9:15
13: Lord, we a come  3:27
14: tomorrow people  7:36
15: heathen  4:04
16: say people  4:11
17: rat race (end spliced after song, tape flip)  6:00
18: we a guh some weh  6:50
19: conscious party  7:44
20: radio announcer :52
21: interview part I  8:03
22: interview part II  5:26
23: interview part III  5:24

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Israel Vibration at SOB's in NYC

This is a Rasjohnmon recording from 1991. SOB's is a great little club restaurant in lower Manhattan not far from the Village and Soho. I was there with good friend Ras Hank sitting at a table right in front of the stage. We got there early to grab the good table and have something to eat before the show. The food there is good and the Red Stripes cold.

Our good buddy, Roger RoJah Steffens was in the house to open the show with his Bob Marley Tribute Show of gems pulled from his extensive archive treasure trove of Bob Marley material.  Rojah has been a good friend for years since I met him with Timothy White at Westwood One.  We have shared a lot of good times and a few of the shows at the VitalVibes.com archive originally were sent to me from him.  He is the ultimate authority on Bob Marley as far as I am concerned - he is a truly upful and bright Spirit - blessings to you always Rojah!

By the time the show started the place had filled up with a couple of hundred people.  I sat there with my wife Maureen, Hank and his wife hiding the stereo microphone going to my Sony D5 hidden in my briefcase.  Rojah and Israel Vibration gave us all a most enjoyable night. To tune-in to the show, look for Israel Vibration in the Reggae Music section at the beginning of the listing at www.vitalvibes.com - enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Curtis Mayfield's Last Concert Performance - NICE ONE!

This is a beautiful show from one of American Music History's BEST Artists.  Sadly his FINAL concert but great performance to exit the stage with.

Curtis Mayfield  -  July 7, 1990 - Summerstage in Central Park

1. Superfly
2. Its Allright
3. I'm So Proud
4. Freddie's Dead
5. Pusherman
6. Billy Jack
7. We've Gotta Have Peace
8. People Get Ready
9. Give Me Your Love
10. band intros> Do Be Down
11. To Be Invisible
12. Don't Worry, If There's A Hell Below (We're All Gonna Go)
13. When Seasons Change
14. audience cheering & fade out

Curtis' last show ever.. On August 14, 1990, he became paralyzed from
the neck down when a lighting rig fell on top of him at a concert in
Brooklyn, NY. He died December 26, 1999 at the age of 57.

Enjoy this and zillions of great vibes at www.VitalVibes.com

Some Beach Boys For A Summer Holiday Weekend

As the All American Band, here's a great show from 1996...
Find it under Beach Boys at VitalVibes.com

Beach Boys 
Vanderburgh Auditorium Evansville IN 

01. Intro
02. California Girls
03. Do It Again
04. Catch A Wave
05. Hawaii
06. Little Honda
07. Come Go With Me
08. Rock and Roll Music
09. Do You Wanna Dance?
10. Surfer Girl
11. I Can Hear Music
12. Little Deuce Coupe ->
13. 409 ->
14. Shut You Down
15. I Get Around
16. Don't Worry Baby
17. The Warmth Of the Sun
18. Sail On Sailor
19. Summer in Paradise
20. God Only Knows
21. Sloop John B
22. Wouldn't It Be Nice
23. Good Vibrations
24. Kokomo
25. Help Me, Rhonda
26. Barbara Ann
27. Fun, Fun, Fun
28. Surfin' Safari ->
29. Surf City ->
30. Surfin' USA

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock, Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell... LIVE at the Warfield 1999

OK - while we are in a cosmic mood, here's is another classic AMAZING run from Phil Lesh and a particularly outstanding group of friends just uploaded to VITALVIBES.com.  Scroll down to Phil...  it's not the entire three nights - just nearly 7 hours of, as we said, AMAZING MUSIC!!

Phil & Friends
April 15-16-17, 1999
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Recording Info:
SBD (24 Track Recording Mix) -> Master Dat (44.1k)

Phil Lesh - Bass
Steve Kimock - Guitars
John Molo - Drums
Trey Anastasio - Guitar
Page McConnell - Keys
Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay - Vocals

The Spirit of Cultural Fusion

You can come up with lots of definitions for cultural fusion. The coming together of cultures. The blending. You can be opposed to it thinking the distinct qualities of various cultures are being lost to a homogenized less than the parts whole. Or, you can see those same distinct qualities being mixed in a gumbo to create something wonderful.

Cultural Fusion dot org is not about either of these although it can't help but be to some extent. It's about one world family of billions of distinct individuals and other living creatures being on the cutting edge of creation. Each life force participating in inventing the future. A Cultural Fusion that is not about the loss of distinctness - a Cultural Fusion that is the result of goals, aspirations and beliefs of each of those billions having a tangible effect on the reality of the whole.

Shakespeare said "All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players" - that is a profound concept. It is also only part of the equation. We are not just players subject to unknown upcoming scenes that we have to play like some grand improv "reacting" to what we discover in the script as we go along. NO. We are also the "writers" of our own parts and the "directors" of how each scene plays out. We draw other players developing similar plot lines into our scene so we can be the needed supporting players for each of our scripts.

Here's the rub. Everything that happens in your own personal adventure at the cutting edge of creation is something you created. You wrote the script before it happened. If everything is going great, it is easier to accept that concept. But since the road to "success" is not one with a destination - it is an evolution - you may find yourself playing scenes you are sure you never would have written for yourself. You did. You are.

Our "Cultural Fusion" is about how all the diversity and contrast within humanity is all about a grand and never ending evolution of manifestation. What is the purpose of your life? To become a skilled creator and use your innate power as the writer and director of your part in the play to move creation to a more joyful place.

CulturalFusion.org points to Reggae12.com right now but it may well evolve beyond that because it is more than Music or Reggae.

Marley and More

If you have not seen the new Bob Marley documentary film playing in a limited theater run and all over paid cable, SEE IT!  It is a wonderful film full of insight, wisdom and great music.  There have been very few people who have had as huge an impact on the world (with only 36 years to get it all done) as Bob did.  The world gives thanks for what he gave us all.

That said, we would suggest a trip over to Reggae12.com, RadioReggae.com, or CulturalFusion.org to tune-in to the sounds of a beach somewhere in Jamaica (put the headphones on, sit back and chill) then add some music to your beach visit with one of the players on the page - there's a nice all Marley mix you will enjoy.  You can adjust the volume levels to get the right balance of surf to music... Irie Mon!  Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Phil Keeps Rockin' Out Great Shows

Phil Lesh is amazing!  He clearly proves that you never have to be too old to ROCK n' Roll.  He's been kickin around the planet for over 70 years and does not seem to have any interest in stopping.  Furthur, the most recent incarnation of the Grateful Dead, with buddy Bob Weir is playing at a level sure to have Jerry Garcia up in heaven smiling broadly.  This show with some of Phil's other buddies is going to put a big smile on your face if you are at all a fan.  Enjoy this one - another gift from Phil to all of us.

You'll find it in the directory at www.VitalVibes.com

Phil Lesh & Friends
The Q
April 29, 2012
Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA

Set 1
01. Passenger > 
02. Brown Eyed Women > 
03. Deal
04. Loose Lucy
05. Alabama Getaway
06. Broken Arrow
07. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
08. Cold Rain and Snow

Set 2
01. Strawberry Fields Forever > 
02. Playing in the Band > 
03. Uncle John's Band
04. Blue Sky > 
05. Mountains of the Moon > 
06. Playing in the Band (reprise)
07. Scarlet Begonias > 
08. Fire on the Mountain > 
09. Sugaree > encore break
10. Donor Rap
11. E: The Same Thing > band intros

The Q:
Phil Lesh
Rob Barraco
Warren Haynes
Jimmy Herring
John Molo

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Calexico - China Theater, Stockholm

Calexico - 4-25-03 - China Theater, Stockholm, Sweden

  Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version)

The 4-25-2003 show was recorded by P3 Live (Sweeden) Mastered by Jim Blackwood - Official Calexico Archivist

 Disk 1
 1: Pepita
 2: Across the Wire
 3: Quattro
 4: Frontera/Trigger
 5: Dub Latina
 6: Sunken Waltz
 7: El Picador
 8: Not Even Stevie Nicks
 9: Fade
 10: Fatal Spring >
11: Close Behind
 12: Woven Birds
 13: Minas de Cobre
 14: Spokes
 15: Stray
 16: Corona
 17: G├╝ero Canelo

 Disk 2
 1: Black Heart
 2: Falling Rain*
 3: Alone Again Or*
 4: Cancion Del Mariachi
 5: Crystal Frontier
 6: Attack El Robot! Attack!

 Thanks to Calexico for letting this out of the archives and for allowing this to be seeded into the community! Please visit our website for tour dates and official releases at http://www.casadecalexico.com

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bob Marley at Tower Theatre - Apr. 23, 1976

We have a new favorite unreleased Bob Marley and The Wailers show. This show took place the week before the Beacon Theater show in NYC that I was lucky enough to be in the audience for. First, it includes the I-Three's set that opened the show which helps set the mood for the performance. Besides being great audio quality, Bob adds some nice verbal flourishes to the songs which I think you will enjoy. Nice One! Jah Rastafari!! A month later, one of Bob's most acclaimed shows would take place at the Roxy in L.A. - attended by people like Bob Dylan and George Harrison... Live at the Roxy, Hollywood, California, May 26, 1976 - The Complete Concert Bob Marley & The Wailers Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA 4/23/76 Part 1 1. Intro - 1:36 2. Rastaman Chant - 4:36 3. Conquering Lion > Keep That Faith - 6:01 4. Roots, Rock, Reggae 5:04 5. Burnin' & Lootin' - 5:12 6. Them Belly Full (But We HUngry) - 4:10 7. Rebel Music - 6:04 8. I Shot The Sheriff - 7:10 9. Johnny Was - 6:31 10. No More Trouble - 3:58 11. No Woman No Cry - 4:34 12. Kinky Reggae - 9:39 Part 2 1. Night Shift - 5:49 2. Lively Up Yourself - 7:07 3. Rat Race - 4:49 4. Want More - 9:43 Encore 5. Positive Vibration - 4:55 6. Get Up, Stand Up - 5:59 7. War - 6:31 8. Crazy Baldheads - 8:11 9. Jah Live - 4:32