In The Studio Archives: Live

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Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Don’t Bring Me Down-Boston 1978

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers only had two albums of material from which to draw for their club sets ( which often meant several sets a night), the band would reach down at just the right time and throw a change up cover song such as “Don’t Bring Me Down” that would...
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Bryan Adams-Touch the Hand- Vancouver 3-92

Bryan Adams is releasing a new album this Fall called The Tracks of My Years which is comprised of musical signposts which inspired him growing up, plus one new collaboration with his long time co-writer Jim Vallance,  “She Knows Me”. Meanwhile we thought we would backtrack with Bryan Adams and his band to...
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John Fogerty- Green River- rehearsal May 1997

Creedence Clearwater Revival were very busy this month 45 years ago. Their third album Green River had just been released, their first since the spectacular breakthrough of “Proud Mary”, and they were suddenly much in demand for TV appearances and concerts, including one outside Bethel NY called the Woodstock Festival. Decades later Creedence...
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Boz Scaggs-High Sierra-Dallas May 1997

Let this gorgeous, soothing song by Boz Scaggs, which accurately captures the beauty, majesty, and mystery of the “High Sierra” Nevada mountains of  California, serve as both tribute to and prayer for the hundreds of firefighters who are battling record wildfires in record drought conditions all over that state, Oregon, and Washington. -Redbeard...
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Pink Floyd “Money”-Knebworth 6-30-90

By the time a soggy Pink Floyd wrapped up  1990’s Knebworth Festival on the royal castle grounds outside London in the English countryside, we were drying off in the car headed for a hot meal at Ristorante Ravello in North London. We listened to Pink Floyd performing “Money” live on the radio, including...
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Michael Penn “Try”-Dallas 7-28-97

Brilliant  singer/ songwriter Michael Penn probably needs a publicist just to attend family functions. Both of his parents are actors, his younger brother Sean Penn is an Academy Award-winning actor and director, and Michael’s wife is uber-talented singer/ songwiter Aimee Mann. But as you will hear, Michael Penn needs only an acoustic guitar...
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John Mellencamp-Martha Say-Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a woodburning stove in the still snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County . But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill out . Instead , I was there to record the...
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Tom Cochrane-Calling America-Dallas 1989

Leave it to the Man from Manitoba, Tom Cochrane, to use his vantage point from America’s northern neighbor to take an impassioned, affectionate, yet unflinching look at a post-Reagan US in this stripped down 1989 live performance of “Calling America” in a Dallas Mexican restaurant. Tom is supported impressively by tasty electric guitarist...
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Todd Rundgren Utopia-Road to Utopia-Caravan-Boston 11-79

He celebrated a birthday over the weekend, but Todd Rundgren had one of the strongest live bands, Utopia, working in 1979 when this Boston gig was broadcast nationwide on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here’s a medley of “The Road to Utopia/ Caravan” originally found on Adventures in Utopia.  ...
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Black Hole Sun-Steve Lawrence-Eydie Gourmet

For you swingin’ cats and kittens, Steve Lawrence and his late wife Eydie Gourmet showed  Soundgarden how the adults do it with their Loung-a-Palooza 1997 cover of Chris Cornell’s “Black Hole Sun“. Crazy man, crazy....
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