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Source: Tuesday Night Concert broadcast on WLIR FM, recorded at UltraSonic Studios in Hempstead, NY on 17 October, 1972 (not in December of 1974 as stated on cover).

Ken Cole – Announcer

Bonnie Raitt – Guitar, Resonator, Vocals
Freebo – Bass, Vocals
Lowell George – Guitar, Vocals
John Hammond – Guitar, Harp, Vocals

Actual program song list (it seems that the LP track list was improvised):

– Intro
01 – Love Me Like A Man
02 – Under The Falling Sky
     – Talk
03 – Love Has No Pride
     – Talk
04 – Going Down To Louisiana
     – Talk
05 – Can’t Find My Way Home
    – Tuning
06 – Big Road
07 – You Got To Know How
    – Talk
08 – Apolitical Blues
    – Talk
09 – Come Ride In My Automobile/
    – Talk
10 – As The Years Go Passing By
11 – Watch My Pony Ride ?
12 – I Can’t Be Satisfied
13 – Sky Is Crying
    – Tuning
14 – Honest I Do
    – Talk
15 – It’s Too Late

 

 

Tracks as named on LP:

A1     Under The Falling Sky     
A2     Love Has No Pride     
A3     Rollin’ And Tumblin’     
A4     Can’t Find My Way Home     
B1     Big Lonesome Road     
B2     You Can Make Me Do What You Wanna Do But You Gotta Know How     
B3     A Political Blues

 

From a review: “This has Bonnie sounding oh so sweet and hot at the tender young age of 22. Vocally she is hitting some high notes that only a young gal can hit and she easily keeps up with the fast company she is with! This is the first time that she and Lowell ever played together! One thing I really like about this is that it’s acoustic for the most part, and there is some cool banter while tuning up from an admittedly stoned Bonnie. While this technically is a Bonnie Raitt show, it’s the symbiosis of the players here who all get plenty of space to step up, and they all do. “

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The first ever Bonnie Raitt bootleg, released in 1980, many years before she became an international star. Probably, also pressed in a small run of 300 only, so quite hard to find.

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Hall Raitt Meltdown

Hall Raitt Meltdown b

Hall Raitt Meltdown detail

The misspelling of the month giving away that this was an Italian bootleg.

 

“A co-founder of the Band Orleans, John Hall, left in 1977 to pursue a solo career. Power was his second solo album and featured the anti-nuclear anthem which later became the theme of the No Nukes concerts, recorded by the Doobie Brothers with James Taylor.

With Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, he co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) in 1979 and co-produced the Madison Square Garden concerts and Warner Brothers triple album “No Nukes”.

The same activism resulted in John’s election to Congress. Now that he’s finished serving two terms as the Congressman from New York’s 19th District, John is writing songs again, performing solo and with Orleans, and continuing with his environmental activism.”