Bonnie Raitt
(with her band & friends, including Sippie Wallace, Junior Wells, A.C. Reed & others)
1974-10-21 :: Boston, Massachusetts, USA :: Orpheum Theatre :: 1 Hamilton Place :: M2-AUD

~*~ Mk1 96 kHz/24 bit version, carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ or NR ~*~
~*~ Mk2 44.1 kHz/16 bit version, carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ or NR ~*~

Sippie Wallace with David Maxwell :::
01. --prepping time--
02. Gambler's Dream
03. Judge Harsh Blues
04. --applause/pianist intro/song intro--
05. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
06. --applause--

Bonnie Raitt & Sippie Wallace & band :::
07. --Bonnie talkin'--
08. Woman Be Wise
09. --applause & Bonnie talkin'--
10. Special Delivery Blues
11. --applause & thanks & break--

Bonnie Raitt with band & friends :::
12. --Bonnie intro'd & Bonnie talk--
13. Rainy Day Man
14. --applause & song intro--
15. I Feel The Same
16. --applause & song intro--
17. Under The Falling Sky
18. --applause & song intro--
19. Love Me Like A Man
20. --applause & song intro--
21. That's All Right
22. --applause & song intro--
23. Nothing Seems To Matter
24. --applause & song intro--
25. Give It Up Or Let Me Go
26. --applause & song intro--
27. Everybody's Crying Mercy
28. --applause & song intro--
29. Too Long At The Fair
30. --applause & song intro--
31. Ain't Nobody Home
32. --song intro--
33. Don't Fight It
34. --applause & song intro--
35. Goin' To New York
36. --applause & song intro--
37. Since I Fell For You
38. --applause & song intro--
39. Angel From Montgomery
40. --applause & song intro--
41. You've Been in Love Too Long
42. --applause & Bonnie thanks everyone--

First Encore :::
43. --applause & song intro--
44. Guilty

Second Encore :::
45. --applause & song intro--
46. Love Has No Pride
47. --Bonnie goodnight thanks & applause--

Total Time ::: 1:58:38

::: Extremely fine stereo AUD. Check samples for decidin' or drooling.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. There's some annoying whistlin' but between songs & it's lowered here. Some applause in #36.
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk2 44.1kHz/16bit version. The Mk1 96kHz/24-bit version version is available elsewhere.
::: Bonnie's in a great mood, playing her hometown, & invites a number of her friends to play.
::: Possibly a 2nd song missing here in 1st encore, judging by Bonnie's intro to "Love Has No Pride".
::: Roosevelt Sykes opened the show wwith a solo set, which was not on these tapes.
::: Gig review w/photo:
::: Bonnie says Jef Labes is "on loan", but from what band? He'd left Van Morrison. He played on her next 2 LPs.
::: Sippie's daughter Tammy Wallace is in house, but don't think she plays anything.
::: Joel Zoss, the Massachusetts musician who penned "Too Long At The Fair", is in the audience.
::: Bonnie, "I'll be 25 in a couple of weeks"(!). Sippie was about to turn 78.
::: Bonnie's latest album at this date was "Streetlights".
::: Tour continued: Wash,DC(10-22),PA State College(10-23),Burlington,VT(10-25).
::: Roosevelt Sykes, Sippie Wallace, Junior Wells & probably A.C. Reed also played with Raitt in D.C.
::: Recorded by legendary taper, Steve Hopkins, so many kudos to him. Hopin' for a master transfer someday, tho' this had a LOT of cleanup done to it.

Recording Information (unverified) ::: Sony TC-55 w/ built in condenser mic (& auto level control?) > master stereo audience cassettes > 1st generation cassettes -> 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassettes Dolby B on.

Playback 2018-10-xx ::: 2nd generation Maxell XLII-90 cassettes on Nakamichi 680ZX cassette deck, Dolby B on, azimuth adjusted for individual tape, heads cleaned & demagnetized -> Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10 (96kHz/24-bit WAV files) -> computer -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, claps, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, plus PopMute used on some between-song clapping, -3.7% single averaged pitch (speed) fix with single pass after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation or noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded 2018-11-xx.

Line-up ::: Bonnie Raitt - guitar, vocals // Will McFarlane - guitar // Daniel "Freebo" Friedberg Freebo - fretless bass, kazoo, background vocals // Jef Labes - piano // Dennis Whitted - drums // PLUS GUESTS: // Sippie Wallace (born "Beulah Belle Thomas" R.I.P.) - vocals (#01-11) // Junior Wells (Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. R.I.P.) - harmonica (various trax), lead vocals (#21) // A.C. Reed (Aaron Corthen R.I.P.) - saxophone (various trax), vocals (#35) // David Maxwell (R.I.P.) - piano (various trax) // John Payne - tenor & soprano saxophones (various trax) // Jimmy "Ol'Folkie Jim" Higgins - washtub bass (or washboard) (#25 & ?) // Roger Dalton - ?? (musician?).

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

DimeTravel 471 ::: Thanks to the original taper, Steve Hopkins, & traders CZ of Providence & Zongo (thanks for lending me your tape!). Since Zongo likes things hi-fi, I did both 24/96 & 44.1 versions of most all his tapes. Thanks to DIMER gv0000 for the research on this show & the tour. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Bonnie was certainly the bee's knees in this era - she had it ALL goin' on - guitar, vocals, charisma. This has long been a favorite Bonnie show for me, she's sparkling. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

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