John Lee Hooker & The Coast To Coast Blues Band
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
March 26, 1983

** 16 BIT **

"The Kevin Davie Memorial Series" - Release #85

Source: Unverified mic (possibly Sony ECM-101SM) & recorder (likely with auto gain) > Master cassette (Sony UX-S90)
Transfer: Master cassette > Nakamichi LX-5 (azimuth adjusted) > PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording Interface > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) (HP 8440p Elite Book) > .WAV
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 Build 299 (splicing; iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades) > CDWav (tracking) > iZotope MBIT+ (dithered and downsampled to 16 bit/44.1 kHz) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.30 (tagging)
Taped by: Kevin Davie
Transferred & mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist: (1:27:28)
- Set One -
01 Crowd/Intro
02 I Don't Know (1)
03 Band Intros
04 I'm Tore Up (1)(2)
05 Walking The Dog (1)(2)
06 John Lee Intro > Ain't Had No Fun
07 Boom Boom
08 Going Down
09 It Serves You Right To Suffer
10 Jealous
11 Worried Life Blues
12 The Boogie
- Set Two -
01 Don't You Lie To Me (1)(2)
02 Down Home Blues (1)(2)
03 John Lee Intro > Part-Time Love
04 One Bourbon, One Scotch, And One Beer
05 Go Back To School Little Girl
06 Blues Before Sunrise (fade out)

(1) The Coast To Coast Blues Band only, no John Lee
(2) Steve - lead vocals

John Lee Hooker - lead vocals & guitar
Mike Osbourne - guitar
Deacon Jones - Hammond B3 organ
Steve Erman - bass & vocals
Tim Richards - drums

Mastering Notes:
Tape flip during the applause after "Jealous" - seamlessly spliced, no music lost
Kevin paused the recorder between some songs in an attempt to save tape, however he ran out before the show ended.


The Kevin Davie Memorial Series

This series is in memory of Kevin Davie who died suddenly 31 March 2016. Kevin was an avid taper & recorded many concerts mainly in Vancouver, Victoria & Toronto. All these recordings have been sourced directly from Kevin’s master cassettes. With thanks to Mary Davie, Kevin’s Mother for allowing us access to all of Kevin’s masters. This is a joint venture between DGB, Dennis Orr, Seth Meister, Leif Henderson & John MacMillan. Kevin was a dear friend of mine & helped me greatly when I first moved to Canada in June 1994 for which I will forever be grateful. He had a great sense of humour. He was always happy to remind me of Ray Cooper’s percussion solo that I had to endure at the end of all the Eric Clapton shows I went to in the 90s (there were many!). He did an excellent job in impersonating Mr. Cooper! Kevin had a great taste in music & shared my love of the blues. We hope that you enjoy these releases & that we can continue Kevin’s legacy for many years to come. You left this world way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.


Kevin and I had plans to post some of his shows himself. He needed the ratio boost! haha. We had begun to work on some of his shows, when we had a bit of a dust up over something silly. Sadly, we never had the chance to mend fences together. Hopefully, through this series of shows, Kevin's memory can be properly honoured and that he can continue to leave a lasting legacy with the recordings that he left behind. I also hope that when I go beyond this world that my master cassette collection that I haven't gotten to will find a similar new home with traders and collectors and fans everywhere, too...


Please see the included "Kevin Davie info" folder for obituaries, etc.