Live Albums I Played In December 2017

 

It was clear from the start of the month that the hard rock phase I brought from October in November is over as I finished last month jumping from one genre to another, enjoying the albums but not feeling committed to hearing more.

Surprisingly, I found myself shooting into jazz, enjoying the first album and deciding to refresh myself on a few old favourites.

Art Rock

  • Sparks Two Hands One Mouth

Blues Rock

  • Walter Trout Live Trout

Classic Rock

  • Deacon Blue Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands
  • Steely Dan Alive In America

Jazz

  • Bill Evans Sunday Night At The Village Vanguard
  • Bill Evans Waltz For Debby
  • Billie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic
  • Cannonball Adderley Mercy Mercy Mercy
  • Charles Mingus Mingus At The Bohemia
  • Charles Mingus Mingus At Antibes
  • Charles Mingus Cornell 1964
  • Charles Mingus The Great Concert Of Charles Mingus
  • Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert
  • The Xharles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach
  • Charlie Parker Best Of The Complete Live Performance On Savoy
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall
  • Duke Ellington Ellington At Newport 1956
  • Duke Ellington Live At The Blue Note 1959
  • Eric Dolphy At The Five Spot
  • Eric Dolphy The Illinois Concert
  • Miles Davis In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk Complete
  • Miles Davis In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk Complete
  • Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall
  • The Quintet Live At Massey Hall
  • Sonny Rollins A Night At The Village Vanguard
  • Thelonious Monk Live At The It Club
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall

Studio Albums Played

  • Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um
  • Miles Davis Kind Of Blue

Live Albums I Played In November 2017

October finished with me deep into a hard rock phase so it will be interesting to see how long this continues into November. There are still plenty of excellent albums I haven’t played recently that will be fresh to hear.

The danger is that I go too heavy, recoil in horror and head back to more gentle sounds.

As it happens, it was the release of the new Bob Dylan live album, Trouble No More which showcases his religious period at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. This sent me back to the singer songwriting category, both for more live albums from Bob Dylan and other artists.

The release of Jeff Lynne’s live album full of ELO hits sent me on a bit of an art rock phase but then Malcolm Young of AC/DC died, giving me cause to turn back to hard rock for a short while but I was restless, dipping in and out of different types of music.

Art Rock

  • Barclay James Harvest Berlin
  • Barclay James Harvest Live Tapes
  • Bill Nelson Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London
  • Electric Light Orchestra The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)
  • Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra Live
  • Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra Wembley Or Bust
  • Roxy Music Roxy Music Live
  • Sparks Live At The Record Plant 1974
  • Sparks Two Hands One Mouth
  • Supertramp Paris
  • 10cc Live And Let Live

Blues

  • Hound Dog Taylor Beware Of The Dog
  • Son Seals Live & Burning

Blues Rock

  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds Live

Classic Rock

  • Cold Chisel The Last Stand

Hard Rock

  • AC/DC If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It
  • AC/DC Live: Collectors Edition
  • Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes Live At The Greek
  • Rainbow On Stage
  • The Scorpions Tokyo Tapes
  • Status Quo Live (1976)
  • Thin Lizzy Live And Dangerous
  • Thin Lizzy UK Tour ’75
  • Thin Lizzy Live At The BBC (Super Deluxe)
  • Trapeze Live At The Boat Club 1975
  • Uriah Heep Live 1973
  • The Who Quadrophenia Live In London

Indie & Alternative Rock

  • R.E.M Live At The 40 Watt Club on November 19th, 1992 (Automatic For The People 25th Anniversary)

Jazz

  • Charles Mingus Mingus At Antibes
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall

Pop

  • Abba Live

Power Pop

  • Todd Rundgren Back To The Bars

Progressive Rock

  • Alan Parsons Eye2Eye Live In Madrid
  • Colosseum Live 2004
  • Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii 1971
  • Traffic Last Great Traffic Jam

Singer Songwriters

  • Bill Joel Songs From The Attic
  • Bob Dylan Trouble No More
  • Bob Dylan At Budokan
  • Joan Armatrading Live At The Royal Albert Hall
  • John Miles Live In Concert
  • Chris Rea The Road To Hell & Back
  • Paul Simon Live In New York

Live Albums I Played In October 2017

The live albums I played in October 2017 are likely to remain centred around blues and blues rock but we’ll have to see what develops.

Last month it was Walter Becker of Steely Dan, in October it is Tom Petty whose untimely and sad death on October 2, has caused me to change my plans on what gets paid. I bought American Girl when it came out in 1977. He was someone who I always thought had a classic live album in him but I found Pack Up The Plantation unworthy. The four CD The Live Anthology is much better but it’s only with the release of the unofficial radio broadcasts that we can experience the thrill of listening to a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers concert.

What I didn’t expect was the move to hard rock. Inspired by hearing two Uriah Heep songs while I was watching old episodes of the TV detective series Life On Mars, I loved playing Live 1973, so much I bought a much more recent live album – Live In Kawasaki. It also took me towards Thin Lizzy, UFO, The Who etc.

Blues

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Live Albums I Played In September 2017

I’m expecting another month where I maintain focus on the blues as well as looking at how closely some of the blues rock artists can be linked to the blues.

The death of Walter Becker of Steely Dan on September 3, 2017 sent me towards my Dan recordings which had the potential to lead me towards Traffic and Colosseum and deeper in progressive rock or into jazz or jazzy classic rock like Chicago or Sting’s first live album.

However it didn’t and instead I found my way to R&B, that combination of blues, jazz and rock & roll.

The live albums I played In September 2017 were:

Art Rock

Blues 

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Live Albums I Played In August 2017

The live albums I’ve played in August 2017 include:

Clicking on the album title takes you to the album page, clicking on the artist name takes you to the artist page.

Blues

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Live Singer Songwriter Albums Played In 2017

Listed below are the live singer songwriter albums I played in 2017.

I started recording the live albums I played in 2015.

Here are the indie singer songwriter albums I played in 2015 and in 2016.

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Live Progressive Rock Albums I’ve Played In 2017

Listed below are the live progressive rock albums I played in 2017.

I started recording the live albums I played in 2015.

Here are the indie progressive rock albums I played in 2015 and in 2016.

January 2017

No albums played this month.

February 2017

March 2017

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Live Jazz Albums Played In 2017 2018

The live jazz albums I’ve played in 2017 are shown below.

I started to record the albums I was listening to in February 2015 to reveal the albums I turned to time after time.

Here are the live jazz albums I played in 2015 and 2016.

January 2017

No albums played in this month.

February 2017

No albums played in this month.

March 2017

No albums played in this month.

April 2017

May 2017

No albums played in this month.

June 2017

No albums played in this month.

July 2017

No albums played in this month.

August 2017

No albums played in this month.

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Live Indie Rock & Alternative Rock Albums I Played In 2017

Listed below are the live indie rock and alternative rock albums I played in 2017.

I started recording the live albums I played in 2015.

Here are the indie rock and alternative rock albums I played in 2015 and in 2016.

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March 2017

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