All posts tagged WXRT

JB and George
Chicago, IL
Pre-Cubs game

01. Travelin’ Light
02. Doretha
03. Interview
04. Blue Indian

Recorded and transferred by Jeff Frank
Thanks to John Hubert for calling me and making me record it.


John Bell & Todd Nance
Chicago, IL
July 14, 1994

01. …interview 1
02. Can’t Get High
03. interview 2
04. Hatfield
05. Outro

Radio interview & acoustic performance the afternoon of the ARU/WSP show at The Vic later this night. Unfortunately I didn’t get the beginning but all the music is there.

WXRT 93.1 FM > cassette (Maxell XLII) > Korg MR-1 (16/44.1) > Audiogate > xACT


Widespread Panic
The Park West
Chicago, IL

Weight of the World
The Take Out >
Porch Song
Makes Sense to Me >
Stop-Go >
Hatfield >
Travelin’ Light (Fade out, tape flip)
Walkin’ (Fade in)
Just Kissed My Baby
Pigeons >
Send Your Mind >
Drums >
JoJo Jam >
Junco Partner >
Worry (Fade out due to cut, can’t remember why. Battery failure maybe?)
Driving Song (Fade in) >
Diner >
Driving Song >
Chilly Water (Fade out)


I’m Not Alone (Fade in) >
Love Tractor (Fade out)

* WXRT Show

[‘Cissy Strut’ jam and ‘Night People’ rap during ‘Just Kissed My Baby’; The Freddy Jones Band opened]

Source – NAK300 Guns > PMD430 DFC From Spotlight Crows Nest Above SBD
Recorded and Transferred – Ted Cappelen

Notes: This was Ted Rockwell’s (Everyday Companion) first WSP show and his birthday. Ted lived upstairs from me in Chicago at this time and we hung out quite a bit. I made him a cassette copy after the show and understand it is quite worn out. So Ted, Happy Thanksgiving Pilgrim, enjoy! In fact, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Pilgrims out there!


Widespread Panic
The Vic
Chicago, IL
March 31, 1994

1. Intro (Richard Milne of WXRT) >
2. Little Kin (some level adjustments)
3. Travelin’ Light (tape chewed @ 1:50, lasts about 50 seconds)
4. Pickin’ Up The Pieces
5. Pleas
6. Space Wrangler >
7. Henry Parsons Died
8. Papa’s…Home (tape flip @ 9:01)
9. Airplane
10. Fishwater
11. Driving Song >
12. Disco >
13. Driving Song
14. Blackout Blues
15. Wondering (tape change at end)
16. Diner
17. Hatfield >
18. Junior
19. Chilly Water
Encore: (deck paused during break)
20. Porch Song
21. Proving Ground

Source: Audio Technica AT825 (X/Y stereo mic) > Marantz PMD430 / Maxell XLII-S

Lineage (full explanation below): Master XLII-S cassettes > DAT > Mackie mixer (flip phase one channel) > XLII-S cassettes (in Marantz PMD510, speed adjusted) > Sound Devices 722 (24/96) > Audiogate (+6 dB, fades, tracking, dither/re-sample to 16/44.1) > xACT (flac 8 w/ SBA & tags)

Recorded & transferred (2/2013) by taperjoe.

Full explanation of lineage:

The recording rig used was checked out from Columbia College in Chicago where I was a student taking a location recording class at the time. This is to say I was a somewhat inexperienced taper. :)

The master cassettes had one channel that was out-of-phase with the other. The cause was believed to be a mis-wired connector on the mic; someone at Columbia had modified the cable taking off the XLRs & replacing them with 1/4″ (to be compatible with the cassette deck), wiring one backwards from the other. The problem on the tapes was discovered a couple years later so an effort was undertaken to correct it…

Cassettes were transferred to DAT, then the DAT was played back through a small Mackie mixer (1202 or 1402) & the phase was reversed on one channel. The output of the Mackie went BACK TO THE MASTER CASSETTE, recording over the original analog master. I know, pretty stupid move. At the time I still LISTENED to cassettes & figured, “Well, this is fucked, why would I want to keep it in its current state?”. No eq or anything else was used, it was simply an effort to fix the phase problem. BUT, now the recording has been “fixed” at 16-bit resolution.

The result: a recording that is now A>D>A>D. I did this transfer at 24/96 so I wouldn’t feel the need to do it again. They’re archived (as untracked tape sides), but I wouldn’t consider them worthy of circulation, the 16-bit versions should be fine.

I think this is why I haven’t been in a big hurry to circulate these, but they sound better then I remembered, so why not!


Widespread Panic
The Vic Theatre,
Chicago, IL

Set 1:

01. Disco >
02. Heroes >
03. Little Kin
04. Better Off
05. Ain’t No Use >
06. I’m Not Alone
07. Can’t Get High
08. Help Me Somebody >
09. Porch Song
10. Conrad

Set 2:

01. Space Wrangler >
02. No Sugar Tonight
03. The Last Straw
04. Pickin’ Up The Pieces
05. Blackout Blues* >
06. Guilded Splinters* >
07. Drums* >
08. Pigeons >
09. Makes Sense To Me


10. Dream Song >
11. Mr. Soul

* with Rob Bonaccorsi on guitar, Simon Horrocks on percussion, Wayne Healy on guitar

[‘Conrad’, ‘Little Kin’, ‘Better Off’, ‘Can’t Get High’, ‘The Last Straw’, ‘Pigeons’, ‘Makes Sense To Me’, ‘Dream Song’ and ‘Mr. Soul’ later broadcast on WXRT FM; Soundcheck: ‘And It Stoned Me’ (appeared on the album Hempilation)]

Source : SBD > DA-P20 @ 48.0khz
Converted and edited by D.P. Swint. Seeded by Patrick Wood

Static during the introduction before ‘Disco’. Slight static during ‘Conrad’ at 08:04-08:12




Widespread Panic
The Vic Theatre,
Chicago, IL

1: Rebirtha > Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys > Red Beans, Junior > Hope In A Hopeless World, Pickin’ Up The Pieces* > Who Do You Belong To?*, Maggot Brain* > Chilly Water*
2: Pigeons, Jack > Tie Your Shoes > Sleepy Monkey > Tie Your Shoes > Vacation > Drums, The Take Out* > Chunk Of Coal*, Porch Song*
E: She Caught The Katy*

* with David Blackmon on fiddle

[WXRT 25th Anniversary Free Show; Soundcheck (with David Blackmon): ‘Nobody’s Loss’, ‘Aunt Avis’]

Widespread Panic
Park West,
Chicago, IL

0: Hope In A Hopeless World, Space Wrangler > Little Lilly > Dyin’ Man, This Part Of Town, Radio Child, Party At Your Mama’s House, Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Climb To Safety

E: Old Joe, Sometimes, Imitation Leather Shoes

[Private show for WXRT]