This very old bootleg called “2nd Annual Nothin’s Festival” is the first performance of The Bruce Springsteen’s Band.
The recording’s quality, especially considering the age, is good.
- CC Rider > Down The Road Apiece <—listen!
- You Mean So Much To Me
- Nothing Can Stop Me
- Last Night In Tulsa
- Goin’ Back To Georgia
- Natural Magic (cut)
- Darkness, Darkness <—listen!
- Dance Dance Dance
- Jambalaya (Roll Over)
Bruce Springsteen Band
“2nd Annual Nothing’s Festival”
Brookdale Community College
July 10, 1971
Transferred and upped by MJK5510 (October 2012)
Transfer: Early 1980’s tape trade > Nakamichi CR-5A (Azimuth Adjusted) > MacBook Pro > Audacity > Peak Pro XT (Volume Smoothing/Edit/Indexing/Slight EQ) > xACT > FLAC
Contrast clause: This is different than the one posted here, http://jungleland.dnsalias.com/torrents-details.php?id=35315, in that this is transferred from my tape copy and is complete.
I’ve been slowly going through my 1000+ Bruce tapes, comparing to what is circulating and upgrading when possible. The transfer of this show comes from my tape copy and contains the 2 songs missing from the commonly circulating silver disc “Down The Road Apiece”. The 2 songs here that are not on that version are “Natural Magic (unfortunately cut) and “Jambalaya (Roll Over)”.
This show is the first known performance of The Bruce Springsteen Band (as a 9 piece band) and was billed as “Bruce Springsteen’s Band” on the flyer.
Outdoor performance, quality is very good throughout for the era … sample in comments.
-Natural Magic: cut after about 2 minutes
-Jambalaya (Roll Over): 30 seconds of speed fluctuation about 1 minute in.