Saturday, January 22, 2011

JW - 1978-09-08 - Old Roslyn, NY



Dr. Forrester said...

Johnny Winter

My Father's Place, Old Roslyn, NY

Source: Pre-FM SBD feed
> Nak 550 > Maxell UDXL2 (no NR) via Peter Hedeman
Transfer: MC > Nak CR7-A (azimith adjust) > SBM-1 (s/pdif)
> Lynx Studio Technology One (soundcard) > SoundForge 4.5 >
CD Architect 4.0f > Red Book CDR

Re-Master: CDR > WAV > Wavelab 5.0

Disc 1 (74:52)
1. Dennis McNamara Intro>Hideaway
2. Sensation
3. Last Night
4. Boney Maroney

Disc 2 (61:37)

1. Susie Q
2. Come On In My Kitchen (needs cross fade)
3. Walking By Myself

Disc 3 (63:51)

1. Wipe out > Drums >
2. Wipe Out*
3. Rave On*
4. Everyday I Have The Blues*
5. Country Blues Medley (Mississippi Blues / Kind Hearted Woman / Me & The Devil)
6. WLIR Credits and announcements
Johnny Winter - Guitar
Jon Paris - Bass, Harmonica
Bobby Torello - Drums

* According to,
Johnny played bass and Jon Paris played guitar on these tracks.
At the end of Rave On, Johnny says "Jon Paris on bass" but a few minutes later,
Jon says "Johhny Winter on bass" and repeats that after Everyday I Have The Blues.
Jon Paris sings on Rave On and Everyday I Have The Blues.


Recorded shortly after the release of White Hot & Blue (currently out of print?)
and about a month after Jon Paris and Bobby Torello joined the band.
The date is correct, per the on-air announcer at the end of the show.
A show at Park Meadows Racetrack, Shirley, NY, if it happened on this date,
was earlier in the day.

The performance lasted 3.25 hours, of which at least 30 minutes is
Johnny Winter's drunken ramblings. It's quite a performance nonetheless. The songs tend to
run 15-20 minutes. Boney Maroney clocks in over 18 minutes and is reported to be the longest
version ever.

Peter Hedeman recalls that Johnny Winter was "piss drunk" which is pretty obvious
when he talks to the crowd. The crowd was pretty drunk too. At one point, a fan tried to make
it out the emergency door but threw up a few feet shy, all over the audio snake, which Keith,
the new guy, was assigned to clean. It must have been quite a scene, if Peter remembered it
almost 30 years later.

The harmonica was mic'd too high (you can imagine Jon Paris playing
directly into the mic) and it can be harsh and piercing. Keep your fingers near the remote,
there's nothing else for it.

The recording came to be as three cassette tapes, which have
been patched as follows:
- tape flip at 0:47:10 fade in/out
- wierd tape stretch problem
at 1:06:46, as if someone bumped the record button
- Tape flip at 1:32:08 cross faded

- tape flip at 2:15:46 cross faded
- tape flip at 2:59 fade in/out


--mhg ::
June 16, 2005

Anonymous said...

The album `White Hot & Blue ` is a great album. I still have my white label promo copy that i bought back in 1978. I bought about 30 relix cds
from a dealer on ebay. One of the titles was Johnny Winters `Walking by Myself` Relix 1992. This cd was from another `White Hot & Blue` show. Johnny had a scorching band during this time period. This prefm is scorching.