Feb 2: Van Morrison @ Winterland, San Francisco 1974 (Classic concert)

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Van Morrison at the Winterland Feb 2, 1974

Van Morrison remains seated and playing acoustic guitar for most of this show.  This footage is in black & white and concentrates entirely on Van Morrison. It’s an incredible set-list and the delivery is first class.

The Band:
  • Dahaud Shaar: drums
  • James Trumbo: keyboards
  • Ralph Wash: guitar
  • David Hayes: bass
  • Dorothy Morrison: backing vocals
  • Bill Combs: backing vocals

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Van Morrison @ Rockpalast, Dusseldorf – Christmas special – December 19, 1998 (Video)

Van’s show at the Rockpalast Christmas Show in Dusseldorf on 19-Dec-98 will likely go down as one of Van’s most famous concerts: it was broadcast live; it is an excellent show; the band was buttressed by Candy Dulfer and Fred Wesley.
-Niall Connors

Van Morrison & Friends
Philipshalle, Düsseldord
19 December 1998
Rockpalast Christmas Special

  • Ralph Salmins – Drums
  • Geoff Dunn – Drums
  • Pee Wee Ellis – Saxophone
  • Matt Holland – Trumpet
  • John Savannah – Keyboards
  • Nicky Scott – Bass
  • Johnny Scott – Guitar
  • Fred Wesley – Trombone
  • Candy Dulfer – Alto Saxophone
  • Katie Kissoon – Vocals

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December 5: Johnny Cash played MSG, New York City in 1969

Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden is an album by Johnny Cash that was recorded in December 1969 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but which was not released until 2002 (making it his 86th album overall).

The album was recorded just 4 months after Cash’s seminal At San Quentin was released, which is probably why it was not released soon after its recording. As with all Cash live shows of this period, he was backed up by the Tennessee Three, which consisted of W.S. Holland, Marshall Grant and Bob Wooton. After the first 11 songs, Johnny Cash took a short break and the guests stepped up to the plate with their current hits. As if Johnny wasn’t enough, we get Carl Perkins and The Statler Brothers in tremendous form. The Carter Family was a standard part of the Johnny Cash Show, and it is a real treat hearing Mother Maybelle with her daughters. They also performs back up vocals on many of the songs.

As with most Cash shows, the genres covered ran the gamut from country music to rockabilly to even some folk rock. Similarly to “Johnny Cash At San Quentin”, Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden includes numbers performed by Perkins, the Statlers and the Carters while Johnny was offstage.

It is an absolute must have for any Johnny Cash fan! I still wonder why Sony took 33 years to release this gem.

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Listen: Van Morrison @ The Bottom Line, NYC – November 1, 1978

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Van Morrison was enjoying a commercial renaissance with both this tour and the album he was promoting at the time. Always a magnetic live performer, Morrison delivered a stunning set in New York’s intimate Bottom Line club – the venue that launched the careers of both Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, among countless others. Opening with an introduction by J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf and a jazzed up version of “Moondance,” the show provided a healthy mix of material from his then-new Wavelength LP and all the best-loved Morrison classics.
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Morrison, an artist of constant reinvention is revealed here as an musician willing to restructure, reorganize and retool previous glory’s while constantly creating new and exciting work. This 1978 live performance is a perfect representation of Morrison in another era of change and is worthy of official release and constant inspection.
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The Bottom Line
New York City, NY
November 1, 1978

  • Van Morrison – lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone
  • Bobby Tench – guitar, backing vocals
  • Herbie Armstrong – guitar
  • Mickey Feat – bass
  • Pete Bardens – keyboards
  • Peter Van Hooke – drums
  • Pee Wee Ellis – saxophones
  • Katie Kissoon – backing vocals
  • Anna Peacock – backing vocals

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October 31: Watch Bob Dylan’s concert in Chicago, Illinois 1999

1999 was a great year for Bob Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour”.

For all the splendours of earlier in the year [1999], this last leg was the most consistently triumphant. By the time Dylan brought the year’s touring to an end, with an extended set on November the 20th, he had played 121 shows – the most in a single year of his entire career. It had been a very good year, the best since 1995.
~Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

A lot of concerts from this tour are in circulation (both video & audio) and this concert is (again) a great example from that last leg.

University Of Illinois Conference Center Pavilion
Chicago, Illinois
31 October 1999

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September 24: Watch videos from Bob Dylan’s wonderful concert in Portsmouth 2000

 

GREAT 2000 concert.

Guildhall
Portsmouth, England
24 September 2000

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

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