JACKSON BROWNE : THE YOUNG PRETENDER
Label : no label
Time : 73:21
Venue : The Jaberwocky, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
Date : March 27th, 1971
Quality : Soundboard recording (A+)
Review : Acoustic show at the The Jabberwocky (a small, 200 seat nightclub) located at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 27th 1971. The sound quality is very good/excellent (the recording was made more than 30 years ago but the music sounds very clear. The source is a soundboard. This is the first known recorded live show of Jackson Browne. This CD is nice to have because of the historic value and the many unreleased songs.
Review (Jim Mauro) : "The venue was called The Jabberwocky (a small, 200 seat nightclub) located at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, N.Y. I know this because I attended college at Syracuse University from 1975-79. This club holds a special place in my heart, because every Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., was what we called "Happy Hour" at the "Jab." (half priced drinks). Myself and many of my friends religiously attended. I even had a girlfriend at the time who worked as a waitress at the club, so I spent many (perhaps too many) days and nights there. Anyway, the evening that Jackson performed there in 1972 is the stuff of legend on the SU campus. He was not actually the scheduled act on that evening. The headliners for the evening were Orleans (John Hall's band), who all came from nearby Elmira, N.Y. Jackson was backstage all evening, and according to many eyewitness accounts, extremely drunk. After Orleans finished their show (about 2:00 A.M.), Jackson came out on stage (extremely, extremely, drunk) and did his set.