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March 26th, 1989
Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY
Nakamichi CM300's>Marantz PMD 430
by Michael Gould
Onkyo TA-6711>Tascam DA-20>U2A>Sound Studio 2.1.1b3>AIFF>xACT 1.58
by Dave Mallick [email@example.com]
Disc 1 [77:32.62] (minutes:seconds.frames)
01. But Anyway [07:21.32]
02. Weird Chick [04:56.29]
03. Trust In Trust> [03:36.42]
04. Sweet Talking//Hippie [09:03.69]
05. Gotta Get Mean> [03:37.02]
06. Gloria> [08:44.67]
07. Gotta Get Mean [02:06.26]
08. Warmer Days* [10:01.25]
09. Out Of My Hands# [05:14.03]
10. Hard To Exist [07:08.45]
11. Brother John [08:57.37]
12. Mother Funker [06:44.60]
Disc 2 [57:49.57]
01. ...Unknown Jam>Alone [09:25.23]
02. 100 Years# [05:07.32]
03. Love Of My Life# [06:30.21]
04. And So It Goes [08:43.49]
05. Bad To The Bone$ [09:43.22]
06. Blues Jam% [08:24.25]
07. Slow Change [09:55.35]
* with Joan Osborne on vocals
# with Roger Fox on flute
$ with Eric Schenkman on guitar
% with Wild Bill Durkin on vocals and guitar
- Tape flip in the middle of Sweet Talking Hippie; it also sounds like
the beginning of set 2 was cut off as it cuts into a jam that then
segues into Alone. I have no idea what the jam was; it doesn't sound
like anything I'm familiar with. The tape was also stopped between
several songs but no music is missing.
Notes from Michael:
- Nak 300's>Marantz PMD 430, Master (XLII-S), no NR
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|Back to "This week in Blues Traveler history". This is the earliest BT Wetlands tape, only six weeks after it opened. The story of how this recording came to be is a good one, first posted 2.5 years ago when the tapes first came out.
It's not often that you get to redefine "early".
For a long time, the earliest Blues Traveler show in circulation among the traders was a Barnard College gig from 4-13-89 - supposedly the show that convinced David Graham to have his father come see the band and eventually get them signed to a record deal (not entirely accurate, but a good story). A gig later popped up with the date of 4-1-89 and made the rounds of the cassette-trading world, but it didn't have quite the mystique of the Barnard date (or the setlist, or the guests, or the sound quality). Then there was a mystery gig which was once dated 10-14-89 but later revised to 10-14-88 once a better-generation tape appeared, but the recording is less than 38 minutes long and is heavily saturated. Not an ideal recording, but still the earliest.
Enter Michael Gould.
Michael was a Rutgers University student who saw his first Grateful Dead show in 1985. He gradually got into the scene, eventually picked up a deck and microphones, and taped his first Dead show in June of 1988. He had long ago decided that music was what made him happy, and he made regular trips into New York to see - and tape - a variety of bands. In September of that year, at the Dead's Madison Square Garden run, he picked up a flyer advertising an NYC band called The Hour, and was hooked immediately. He taped them several times over the next few months, and at one gig, some "shady looking characters" strolled in. He asked The Hour's bassist who they were. He said, "Blues Traveler, they're really good." The date was November 5th, 1988. Eighteen years ago this Sunday.
Michael taped six more shows over the next four months, each of them earlier than either of the April 1989 shows that until now had been the earliest complete shows in circulation. With the exception of a copy or two he made for John, these shows have not circulated...until now. Michael shared with me a lengthy email exchange as well as a case full of his masters, asking only that I share them with the trading community.
And so, with enormous thanks to the foresight and generosity of Mr. Michael Gould, I present the "18th Anniversary Project". All this week, these shows will be making their debuts on the Live Music Archive. I will post links to the shows as they appear on the LMA, and they will be returned to an audience much larger than anyone could have imagined all those years ago. Michael has included his remembrances as well, and they are reproduced in the info files of the shows, so you can get a perspective into what was happening as this band played the clubs and bars of New York City a mere year into their existence as Blues Traveler.
|my 1st Wetlands BT show!
|My first Sweatglands show as Popper called the place. I was told over the phone they were a good blues band. Not sure thats how I would describe them. But they were great. I was instantly hooked. Who the hell is that harp player--He's amazing. I remember Bobby making out with some chick on the stairs during setbreak. And people were smoking bowls in the basement. And the place was not crowded at all. Not look it would soon be for a BT show.
|I meant--Not LIKE it would soon be for a BT show.
|great story hope the recording is as interesting as the story that came with it, one of my favorite bands THAKS FOR SHARING and peace from da'burgh!!
|thank you so much for this!!!!
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