Wednesday, July 13, 2016



07-11-12 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

Many years ago our Washington DC-area pals Gina and Aaron turned Marti and me on to Los Lobos, a great band from East Los Angeles. Yesterday I was following a thread about Los Lobos on Facebook. For a number of dates they'll be on the Wheels Of Soul Summer Tour 2016 with the Tedeschi Trucks Band and the North Mississippi Allstars. Coincidentally, today Marti (shown here with Gina in 2006 in Barcelona) reminded me that her BFF was flying down to Nashville from suburban Maryland to hang with her for a few days. In their honor I went on a search for a good Los Lobos concert on the Interwebs.

Here's the audience tape I found:
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY
*Part 1*
01. [intro]
02. Canto a Veracruz
03. El Cascabel [Lorenzo Barcelata]
04. La Pistola y El Corazón [*]
05. [banter]
06. Los Ojos de Pancha [Juan Romero]
07. Saint Behind the Glass
08. Teresa
09. [banter / tuning]
10. Chuco’s Cumbia
11. Will the Wolf Survive?
12. Angels with Dirty Faces
13. Wicked Rain
14. Short Side of Nothing
*Part 2*
15. That Train Don’t Stop Here
16. One Way Out [Elmore James / Sonny Boy Williamson]
17. Kiko and the Lavender Moon
18. [banter / tuning]
19. Let’s Say Goodnight
20. Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio [Santiago Jiménez]
21. How Much Can I Do?
22. Not Fade Away [Buddy Holly] [#]
23. Bertha [The Grateful Dead] [#]
24. [encore break]
25. Don’t Worry Baby [#]
26. Mas y Mas [#]
* with Jolie Holland
# with Livingston Leo
Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) + Schoeps MK22’s [> CMC6 > Sound Devices USBPre2] >> Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > TLH (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC conversion) > FLAC ( level 8 )
Recorded by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy / Produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

For a limited time, a free download:
Los Lobos 07-11-12 Part 1 mp3 file set is here.
Los Lobos 07-11-12 Part 2 mp3 file set is here.

I'm pretty sure the first time the four of us went to see them live was at a tiny club called Adam's in DC's Foggy Bottom neighborhood. This would have been in the mid-1980s. At the time Los Lobos were still playing Los Angeles-area weddings interspersed with their early tours! And they had remained their unassuming selves a few years ago when Marti and I got to hang with them after a gig in Amsterdam. I believe our pal Steve Haze took us backstage and we chatted with them as if we'd known each other forever.

Straight-ahead dudes.

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