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#1

OK Orchidians. Here’s the thing. Sometimes you go looking online for
something, like “Just who was Elizbeth Reed and why is there a song
in her memory?”, and you find things, you know. The day that Bill
Graham died (gruesome helicopter accident) was a dark day around
here in San Francisco, and this archive stops at about that time or
so. His real name was Wolfgang, and this is the archives of his
concert recordings. Beach Boys, Bob Marley, Chicago, Elton John,
Genesis, Miles Davis, Humble Pie, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, U2,
The Who… Hours and hours, all complete, all free (they want an
email registration). There’s a two hour recording of one of The
Grateful Dead’s renowned New Year’s Eve concerts. There’s also a
radio function that I haven’t explored - I think it’s basically
scramble. Some are incomplete - just a set or something, or the tape
wasn’t on at first. Some the sound man is playing with the board for
a time and the mix is strange. Click on the names, because some of
the names have other names in the link - Iggy Pop has David Bowie,
for instance - Steve Miller has Chuck Berry. Enjoy, Merry Christmas,
Happy Everything else, too.

P.S. Just went back there and saw the Country Vault - same thing but
country Music - Asleep At The Wheel, Dwight Yoakum, Waylon Jennings,
Chet Atkins…

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com Hit the Concert (or country) Vault
button on the top bar…

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#2

Ahh, the Grateful Dead at the Winterland. I remember those days.
Well kinda sorta… :slight_smile:

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
rockymountainwonders.com


#3

Ohhhh, man! Thank you so much for sharing this excellent work!

It’s going to pretty near the top of my Favorites list. I simply
cannot work well without music…

But, this has already cost me $121.00, because I HAD TO order the
Zig_Zag rock poster from Big Brother and the Holding Company’s June
24-25, 1966 performance in SF. Hey, that was my 21st birthday, and
no more will be spoken of it except that, yes, my recollection of
that is “hazy”.

Thanks, John
Wayne


#4

john, thank you so much for this site. what a treat. i recently
bought nice computer speakers to listen to streaming music. i must
have known you’d be sending this site.


#5

In my shop or studio which ever I have been listing to calm music
like Enigma in order to help me relax. I hav always had music were
ever I worked. Can not stand silence.

Johneric


#6

I posted this link (wolfgangsvault.com) not long after I discovered
it, and a couple of people responded off-list, and I told them this,
which I didn’t realize at first. If you click on “Browse all
performers”, you get the whole archive, not just the list to the
left side. The link to THAT page is

909 concerts… Maybe ya’ll discovered it on your own, but I
thought I’d clarify for those who haven’t. We quit listening to the
radio here - the computer has Soundblaster Audigy and 4.1 speakers,
and if we do listen to radio we stream it from the website, and play
CDs on the computer, too. Yes, it’s a seriously cool site… You
all know about www.pandora.com too, I’m sure? The Music Genome
Project - six degrees of separation for 1/2 million songs…

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#7
But, this has already cost me $121.00, because I HAD TO order the
Zig_Zag rock poster from Big Brother and the Holding Company's
June 24-25, 1966 performance in SF. Hey, that was my 21st birthday,
and no more will be spoken of it except that, yes, my recollection
of that is "hazy". 

I have several posters that date back to that time from the Filmore
and Winterland. Some from shows I attended and some for ones I wish
I could have been at. We used to collect them from the local record
store after the shows and decorate our walls with them. I was amazed
at what they are worth now (not that mine are going to be for sale)
I have one from a Jimi Hendrix concert that is listed for over $1600
on that site.

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#8

Hi group

I have to work with music myself and I love the new Eagles CD.
(something about the road out of Eden) I also like Paul Simon and
when I am in a funky spunky mood the new Dixie Chicks CD.

Jean


#9

I’m not sure about you guys but I need my music while I sculpt but
the type of music makes a big difference in my work. Having two
teenage kids (several, several years ago) it wasn’t unusual hearing
Pink, Madonna or Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”, while I
work…but what I found out was that my pieces were developing sharp
edges…seriously! I was developing angry pieces.

So now, today’s Country Music does it for me and so once again my
leaves have a nice curl to them! Who would have thought?

DawnV


#10

One cautionary note: Pandora doesn’t seem to work on Macs (it may of
course be me). They also send frequent emails and the links don’t
work. Yes, I’ve advised them of this.

My favorite streaming from chanteurs.org; for those of you who may be
francophiles. “French songs since 1890 of the dead artists” as they
quaintly put it.

KPK


#11
    I have to work with music myself and I love the new Eagles CD.
    (something about the road out of Eden) I also like Paul Simon
    and when I am in a funky spunky mood the new Dixie Chicks CD. 
For me it's usually either one of the old Glen Gould recordings
of Bach on the piano, or almost any of Hillary Hahn's CDs
(classical violin)... proving once again, "different strokes
for..."

#12

I prefer to work to the tunes of talk radio: Boortz, Limbaugh, NPR,
or audio books…anything but music. (I like my music really loud,
and my customers somehow don’t.)


#13

Wow John, what a trip down memory lane you’ve given us - thanks
heaps!!!

It’s going to take me all evening to go through the list and save my
favourites but it’ll be worth it. All being well I’ll be listening
to Boston, Aerosmith, Alice cooper, etc tomorrow while I work.

Thanks again.

Helen
UK


#14

Any of the Buddha Bar CD’s but especially #4

Brazilian Girls, self titled CD

Mediaeval Baebes (any and all)

bootlegs of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater (insert creaking door
noise here)

…and for streaming: Secret Agent Radio on SomaFM.com (shaken not
stirred)

Jammin’
Victoria
Victoria Lansford
http://www.victorialansford.com


#15

Hi Group,

I plugged in my Ipod and listen to: the Eagles, Beatles, Queen,
Travelling Willbury’s, Jon Bonjovi, and Garth Brooks. I like to get
my energy up from active music.

Jennifer F
Ventura, CA


#16
So now, today's Country Music does it for me and so once again my
leaves have a nice curl to them! Who would have thought? 

Absolutely! I find combination of rock music and jewellery making is
not for me. If you are like classical, try nocturnes by Chopin.

Leonid Surpin.


#17

I float around what kind of music I listen to, I have thousands of
CDs. But todays music is the Anvil Chorus, I am doing some smithing,
so it is appropriate.

Jerry


#18

Wire your speakers from your computer into your workshop and tune
into Last.fm This is an internet “radio station”- you just type in
what kind of music or which Artist you want to start with and off it
goes! You can get into some real nice meditative stuff with "ambient"
or go the jagged edged stuff with metal ( personally I can’t do that
at all- jangles my nerves)

Have fun!
Rona


#19

Music is huge in my studio too. I got a really good set of Bose
speakers so I can immerse in sound. As to what type of music,
depends on what type of work I’m doing. If I’m developing an idea or
working on a one-of-a-kind art jewelry piece I like inspirational
stuff; Cirque du Solei (love the Ka album), Kodo drummers, River
Dance, Mediaeval Baebes (Shocked to see I wasn’t the only one on the
list who’s heard of them!), Tchaikovsky or other classical. If I’m
doing production work it’s Bare Naked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Indigo
Girls, Jason Mraz, Rufus Wainwright, Fisher, and that sort.

I have a teenage daughter. I shudder to think what sort of jewelry I
would develop under the influence of her music (mostly hiphop), but
thankfully she has her own ipod and stereo, and it’s separated by a
whole floor from my studio, so I don’t have to find out.


#20

Not to pound on the carcass - for those of you into the classical
thing, which includes me, at times, try http://www.xlnc1.org

Tijuana superstation broadcasting classical 24/7, and good stuff,
too.

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