Sunday, September 12, 2021

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Miles Davis (1970) & Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1972)

 

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Another Monday, another opportunity for me to share some live delights with all of you. This wasn't an easy one. I've been asking for requests and a fellow asked for some Miles Davis, but wants me to surprise him. That's just too much responsibility!!!! I have over 100 shows of Miles from 1946 all the way up to his final year performing, and each show is either a radio broadcast or soundboard. This is too much for one person to decide. So I chose to go the Bitches Brew era. 

I've got one of his hottest shows from 1970. He did a run of shows at both the Fillmore East in NYC, and the Fillmore West in SF (opening for the Grateful Dead during the SF run!!!). I can only imagine what those hippies thought sitting there, stoned out of their heads waiting for the psychedelic headliner to come on, and here's Miles as bad ass as always, blowing their minds! Damn! I know the Dead were really inspired by his performances during the April 1970 run at Fillmore West. 

Enjoy this treat from March 6, 1970. The Davis Sextet opened for Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The Steve Miller Blues Band for two nights at the Fillmore East, March 6-7 (Friday-Saturday). There were two shows each night. Columbia recorded both nights, but this show remains unissued. This two-night gig is Wayne Shorter's last as a member of the Sextet. (He did remain with Davis for a studio date on March 17.)

For the record, Miles could not stand Steve Miller. He did enjoy and respect Jerry Garcia however. Read his autobiography "Miles", for all the juicy details.

Lineage: SBD > ? > Trade CDR > AIFF > FLAC


For the second show tonight, not a request, but something I thought with compliment the Miles Davis set. I've got a man too many called a carny, considering his ability to play multiple woodwinds and brass instruments at once. And he was blind to top it off! I'm talking about Rahsaan Roland Kirk. This show from March 3, 1972 comes to us from a performance in Hamburg, Germany, and may be an audience in a radio studio; I'm not certain. This is the second set only, as the first set appears to be unavailable. But what a set! Kirk aims to please. He shows you the theme and then throws it out the window until the end. 

Lineage: EAC > Audacity (normalization - Noises cutting) > TLH (SBE - Flac 8)

As usual, following the Monday night show, I will post the link at the top of this page for you to download this show and keep it. 

If you miss seeing live music as much as I have, then I think you're really going to enjoy my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza on Radio Valencia. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists and bands, spanning many genres. Every Monday is a chance for me to share some treats with you. I hope you enjoy and share the music. MAKE A REQUEST!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

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Monday, September 06, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #448: For Your Edification

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Another Monday, another chance for me to share some great music with you all. I started in radio in the Fall of 1988, when I was at the College of San Mateo and took radio classes, so I could be at KCSM, Jazz-91 on the campus. I was also working at Tower Records in San Mateo at the time. One of my colleagues was a DJ near the South Bay at 89.7FM KFJC, located at Foothill Junior College, just south of Stanford. When she heard I was at KCSM, she told me I should come down to KFJC and check it out. I was floored; I thought of KFJC as an exclusive station, with the cream of the crop of subversive DJs, always pushing the limits of what was "acceptable" radio. I first showed up there in late Fall 1988, and stuck around until 1997.

KFJC taught me that I had a responsibility to push the limits. Where else are you going to be turned onto music that will captivate and elevate you to a higher consciousness? Indeed.

So tonight you're going to get what I always give you: good musical medicine. Tribute to Lee "Scratch" Perry; new Ty Segall and Meatbodies; krautrock from Embryo; kraut-influenced from MV and EE; birthday wishes to Roger Waters and much much more,

I've been doing this radio thing for over 30 years now, but it still feels fresh every week. I love finding new music, or music that's new to me, so I can share it all with you. I hope you enjoy this recent presentation.

Enjoy.

jh

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Thank You, America: The Celibate Rifles
Anti-Song: (Ex) Cat Heads

Full Experience: Lee "Scratch" Perry ft. Aura
Killing Floor: Electric Flag
Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth: Dead Boys

Pictures: Ty Segall
Hypnagogia: Death Valley Girls
A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die: Flesh Eaters

Higgs Boson Blues: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Norwegian Wood: Psychedelic Guitar Circus

Walking on the Water: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Poor Boy Excursions: MV and EE

Espagña, Si, Franco No: Embryo
Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict: Pink Floyd

Night Time Hidden Faces: Meatbodies
C 'N' C - S Mithering: The Fall

Crack Mountain: Natural Child
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Lawrence Welk Singers

Sunday, September 05, 2021

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Nick Cave (2009) & Queens Of The Stone Age (2010)

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Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. I asked you all to make requests for bands and shows you wanted me to play on my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza show on Radio Valencia. At this point I have enough requests for a months worth of these shows. But please, I beg you, keep those requests coming. It's more fun than me blindly throwing a dart at the board. That's not exactly how I choose what I'm going to play; I'm just looking for you to inspire me.

Tonight is very inspiring. 


First up, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, live at the Oxegen Festival, Ireland, July 11, 2009. I have seen Nick Cave a handful of times, and each time is better than the last. I saw this tour when it came to San Francisco, and being a collector of live music I can tell you that he must love San Francisco, the setlist for that show was the best and longest of the tour. The show I have for you is the second best show of the tour. HA! Either way, you get a stellar soundboard and an epic performance from a genius singer and songwriter. Sadly this show doesn't have Stagger Lee on it, but you can't have everything. This was originally broadcast on Finnish Radio X3M, October 25th, 2009.
- lineage: FM > standalone burner > CDR > EAC > WAV > Trader's Little Helper > FLAC (8)


There was at least one request so far for Johnny Cash, of which I have many shows. I actually hosted a Cash/Cave show a few years back. Here's the link. That was fun as you will hear. My second show tonight is NOT Johnny Cash. Instead, I have a band that I can see sharing a stage with Nick Cave: Queens of the Stone Age. Like the Cave show, this one is also from a festival in Europe. I take this soundboard from the Pukkelpop Festival, August 21, 2010. The band is in fine form as you will notice. This recording comes from broadcast on 3rd program of Polish Radio. I have no idea what that means. It was in the text file for the show.
-lineage: FM > Technics SA-EH580 > analog cable > PMD-620 > usb > cool edit (+4.44 dB) > wav > tlh > flac

Some of you have asked me about the lineage of the shows I play, not just it being a soundboard. I will add lineage to my posts, moving forward.

As usual, following the Monday night show, I will post the link at the top of this page for you to download this show and keep it. 

If you miss seeing live music as much as I have, then I think you're really going to enjoy my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza on Radio Valencia. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists and bands, spanning many genres. Every Monday is a chance for me to share some treats with you. I hope you enjoy and share the music.

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Make A Request!

John Hell is calling on you to make a request!

So this is rare. Most radio and club DJs I know don't take requests. You think when you call into a commercial radio station that they are eager to take one, and you're just jazzed when sure enough your choice shows up in the next set or three. 

Truth be told, if you're calling into a radio station to make a request, that song is already on the list to be played. Sorry to burst your bubble. Radio stations don't take risks like that. I used to work in commercial radio, and people were always calling for a song that was already popular on the station. And if someone called for a deep album cut, or something way off base, there was no way that was going to get on.

I worked for 97.3FM-Alice for a while, and the music director would hand me the playlist. If there was time left in the hour after the list was exhausted (meaning there weren't enough commercials already programmed for the hour. Commercials get placed on the program log first, folks) I had to choose filler music from the approved list. Sorry, no Flipper for you.

Even on my own show on Radio Valencia, it's very rare for me to take a request, unless it's from a select chosen few. No offense if you're not on that list. I'm no elitist. I just want to play the best of the best for you, and there are a few people I really trust to offer me up a track if the opportunity presents itself.

So consider this a gift. On my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza, I've just hit the 40th show mark. I have played complete shows from 68 bands. And each has been a treat. Now I'm asking you to request a show or artist you want me to play. 

Start by going to my database of shows. This list is not exhaustive. I would say it's 65% complete. However, if you see an artist you like, I may have a bunch of shows I have yet to get up on the list.

So go ahead, check out my bootleg list and let me know what you want to hear. I may choose a better show from that artist, or perhaps a better source, but I really want to know what you want. 

To let me know, you can either leave a comment (preferred), or hit me up on Facebook Messenger (if you're a personal friend). Or follow me on Instagram and hit me up there.

I'm excited to know what you want to hear. 

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Monday, August 30, 2021

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Lee "Scratch" Perry (1998) & The Rolling Stones (1971)

 

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I'm not a huge fan of tribute shows, but I guess that's my job, especially when we lose someone (or two) who made a big impact on the scene. Tonight we celebrate the lives of Lee "Scratch" Perry and Charlie Watts.


There would be no roots, no reggae, no dub, no Bob Marley if it were not for Lee "Scratch" Perry. True to form, he pushed the Jamaican music scene way beyond the limits, and took it international. Tonight we start the show with a performance from Perry and the Robotics, July 4, 1998 in Norway. This is a FM broadcast and a soundboard recording. Great stuff here.


The second hour features the band that would not be if it were not for Mr. Charlie Watts: The Rolling Stones. I loved reading Keith Richards' memoir for many reasons, not the least of which was his retelling of their desperate need to have Charlie Watts on the throne, and how expensive he was to hire. Also, the story of Watts telling Mick Jagger he wasn't his drummer, Jagger was Watts' singer, and then punching him in the face. HA! I'm one to believe the Stones stopped being relevant right after "Exile on Main Street" came out. My favorite era was 1971, so the show I have for you, March 13, 1971, from University of Leeds, is a must have! This is an excellent soundboard that should have been officially released...but it wasn't! So I have it for you. This show comes from "Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out" - label: Might Diamonds [MD 2004]

I add a couple of other treats to round out the show.

If you miss seeing live music as much as I have, then I think you're really going to enjoy my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza on Radio Valencia. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists and bands, spanning many genres. Every Monday is a chance for me to share some treats with you. I hope you enjoy and share the music.

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy.

jh

Hell's Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM Pacific
Radio Valencia in SF

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