Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Who live in London 1964 - 1CD - September 2

The Who
2 September 1964
Scene Club, Soho, London

Approximate Length: 35m

Sound Quality: A surprisingly clear (for this era) recording from a promotional film soundtrack,
but fragmented and incomplete. Bootleg: The High Numbers Live 1964.

Song List:
o1. I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying (1)
02. You Really Got Me (cuts in)
03. Young Man Blues (cuts in at beginning)
04. Green Onions (cuts in)
05. I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying (2)
06. Instrumental Jam
07. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying
08. Long Tall Shorty
09. Pretty Thing (cuts in)
10. Smokestack Lightning, Money (That's What I Want) (cuts in)
11. Here 'Tis (incomplete)

One of the earliest live recordings of the band, still known then as The High
Numbers—the date and venue was finally cleared up with the release of the Anyway Anyhow
Anywhere book after it had been previously attributed to the Marquee Club. It's a very rare
glimpse from the period when they played primarily rhythm and blues covers and not original
material, and the lack of an audience, as well as the presence of more than one version of a
couple of tunes, seems to corroborate that this show was being recorded for promotional
purposes. Some numbers (notably 'Green Onions' and 'You Really Got Me') are nothing more than short instrumentals, while 'Here 'Tis' is very similar to the studio recording done a few months earlier. Also worth mentioning is this jazzy rendition of 'Young Man Blues', which is much more similar to the Mose Allison original than the hard-edged rock versions played in later years.

The Who live at Woodstock 1969 - 1CD - soundboard recording

The Who
August 17, 1969
soundboard recording

Heaven and Hell
I Can't Explain
It's a Boy
Amazing Journey
Eyesight to the Blind
Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
"The Abbie Hoffman Incident"
Do You Think It's Alright?
Fiddle About
There's a Doctor
Go to the Mirror
Smash the Mirror
I'm Free
Tommy's Holiday Camp
We're Not Gonna Take It
See Me, Feel Me
Summertime Blues
Shakin' All Over
My Generation

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