Sunday, May 18, 2014

Les Dudek - Live At Trod Nozzle (1978)

Excellent, albeit short, performance by Les Dudek on this SBD recording from 1978. Live at Trod Nossel Studios in the same year as he would release 'Ghost Town Parade', this is something of a must-have alright. The quality of the recording is pretty good, but the best part: of the five songs played here, only one song ever made it onto any LP/CD. These are the kind of treasures I crave. Makes me wonder whether there might be unreleased demos out there? More SBD's? Anyway, what we have here is a wonderful little show, obviously very well played and it features some great songs. It kicks off with 'Me & My Guitar', a funky tune with nice vocals. 'City Magic' from his debut album follows and is done nicely. Next up 'The Night It Snowed In San Fransisco', of which Les says he hopes it will make his next album (it didn't) and it's a track that would do beautifully (small wonder?) in an Allman Brothers live set. Then we get a Les rendition of the Blues classic 'Red House'. Nice. Rounding up this recording is a song called 'Street Sweeper', a short instrumental. All in all, this is the kind of thing that makes me want to write a blog ;) I'm hoping this post will have people start digging out their collections for more of Les, SBD's and demos? That would be great! Street sweeper...

4 comments:

kobilica said...

Thank you for this one...

Vergergc said...

FANTASTIC!! Thanks :-)

KDNYfm said...

Awesome! there is just too little Dudek around! I was sure glad to se the new album though!

Jay Allen Sanford said...

I just copied to CD for the first time a Dudek show from July 1, 1986 that includes a great "Red House." I taped it at San Diego's Bacchanal club, and the show includes what he announced as his first ever live performance of "Bound to Change" from Ghost Town Parade, as well as a then-new tune he'd just written with Stevie Nicks that wouldn't appear on an album until 17 years later. Still working on track list (titles in red I need to check) -- - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=481482608669112&set=a.469513176532722.1073741848.100004221303814&type=1&theater