Saturday, April 27, 2013

Arlo Guthrie - Feelin' Better (About Myself) (2000)

Arlo Guthrie
Feelin' Better (About Myself)
The Guthrie Center - Housatonic, MA
October 7, 2000

Sony ECM-MS907 > Sony MZ-R70 > Sound Studio 4
(Levels, Fades, EQ, Tracking) > MP3 (320k)


01. Welcome
02. Introduction / Fence Post Blues
03. Me And My Goose
04. Big Square Walkin' - Sarah
05. I Know You Ate It
06. Coming Into Los Angeles
07. Alone - Abe
08. St. James Infirmary
09. Taking Requests
10. Stealin'
11. Feelin' Better (About Myself)
12. Here We Are / Way Out In The Country
13. Raffle Drawing


01. Prologue
02. Lost Some Friends
03. In a Young Girl's Mind (Take 1) - Sarah
04. In a Young Girl's Mind - Sarah
05. Key To The Highway
06. Voice Ain't What It Once Was
07. Saling Down This Golden River - Sarah
08. Green Green Rocky Road
09. There's A Pond Out Back
10. Gabriel's Mother's Hiway Ballad #16 Blues
11. City of New Orleans
12. Ocean Crossing
13. Makin' The Movie
14. Orphan Girl - Sarah
15. My Favorite Scene
16. Amazing Grace
17. Highway In the Wind
18. Goodnight Irene

Total Time:      2:05:54

Fantastic collection of songs in this show!  This is one of my first recordings and I wasn't using the greatest mic available, but with a little tweaking to the EQ, I think the resulting recording here came out quite nicely.  Some highlights include Abe doing all the vocals on Xavier's song "Alone", Arlo goofing up and starting to play "Here We Are / Way Out In The Country" but singing Stealin', and there's a good bit of Sarah Lee Guthrie from early on in her career.  Overall, a great performance by all!

AudienceA-126 minArtwork, Web Links

MP3 Version - 320kbps:
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CGI - Randyoke & Sideshow Abe (2001)

CGI - Cormier, Guthrie, Irion
Randyoke & Sideshow Abe
The Guthrie Center - Housatonic, MA
October 7, 2001
Upper Balcony

Randy Cormier - Guitar, Vocals
Abe Guthrie - Keyboards, Vocals
Krishna Guthrie - Drums
Sarah Lee Guthrie - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Irion - Guitar, Vocals

AT-933 (Cardioid) > SP-PREAMP >
Sony MZR-900 (LP2) > Sound Studio 4
(Amplify, Fades, Tracking) > MP3 (320k)

DISC 1 (56:10)

01. Run Away (Xavier)
02. The Heart Of The Matter (Don Henley)
03. All The Heros (Whiskey City)
04. There's Only One Way (Xavier)
05. It's Your Thing (Isley Brothers
06. Alone (Xavier)
07. Last Kiss (Pearl Jam)
08. Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
09. Happy Birthday Dennis
10. Last Train (Xavier)
11. Tax Man (The Beatles)

DISC 2 (75:46)

01. Sunny Side Of Life (Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion)
02. Technical Difficulties (Part 1)
03. Let It Be (The Beatles)
04. Technical Difficulties (Part 2)
05. Cease Fire (Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion)
06. Decisions (Part 1)
07. Sailing Away (Styx)
08. Truckers Tan (Johnny Irion)
09. A Break In The Clouds (Jayhawks)
10. Home Grown (Johnny Irion)
11. Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
12. Deep River Blues (Doc Watson)
13. Eye For An Eye (Johnny Irion)
14. Decisions (Part 2)    CGI (Cormier, Guthrie, Irion)
15. Ramblin' Round (Woody Guthrie)
16. Joe Dimaggo Done It Again (Billy Brag & Wilco)
17. Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie)

DISC 3 (15:34)

01. Post Show Jam

Total Time:      2:27:30

This was an informal show put on by Abe & Randy on the afternoon before the annual Guthrie Center Fall Fundraiser show later in the evening.  The "happy birthday" during the second set was for Dennis LaChapelle (Arlo Guthrie's long time bus driver, and fan favorite).  This recording is dedicated to the memory of Dennis, who passed away December 20, 2008.

LaCHAPELLE, Dennis Dennis LaChapelle, 58, husband of Deb (Fitzgerald) LaChapelle, passed on unexpectedly on Saturday (December 20, 2008). He was born in Manchester, to Clarence and Ruth, the 12th of their 13 children. He later settled in Becket, MA where he planted the roots for the life that he embraced. Dennis touched so many lives, near and far, while enjoying decades of travels throughout the world while driving folk singer and dear friend Arlo Guthrie's tour bus. He enjoyed sharing stories of his journeys and takes many great memories with him. He was currently employed by the Massachusetts Highway Department where he took pride in keeping the roads safe for everyone. He loved to drive, fix things, anything mechanical, and most importantly to lend a hand to help everyone and anyone he could. He also loved pepper and spicy food, and surely had a zest for life. Dennis will always be remembered as a big huggable guy with a heart of gold, enthusiastic spirit, and an ear to ear smile. The road of destiny now drives Dennis to where his help must be needed next. Besides his wife Deb and her children Sam, Zach, and Sara and grandchildren Tyler and Serena; Dennis is survived by six LaChapelle brothers, Clarence, Ted, Jerry, Fred, Joe, and Greg; four sisters, Mary Mazzochi, Eileen Fuller, Judy Fuller, and Margaret Yonika; three foster brothers, John and Bob Hershey, and Armand LeBrie; many nieces and nephews; a huge Blunderite family; and countless "bus driver groupies". He is predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Ruth (Bennett) LaChapelle; two brothers, Jack and David; and a step-grandchild Brodie. A "Celebration of Dennis' Life" will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 29, at The Guthrie Center, 4 Van Deusenville Rd., Great Barrington, MA.
Published in The Hartford Courant on December 25, 2008 
AudienceA-147 minArtwork, Web Links

MP3 Version - 320kbps:
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