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Friday, November 17, 2006

You asked: Ray LaMontagne, live & unreleased

The single most requested re-up that I get these days is for some of the older live and unreleased Ray LaMontagne songs. I am happy to finally re-post some fantastic live unreleased stuff from him, in honor of me seeing Ray in Denver next Monday. These are mostly all courtesy of a fantastic girl named Jaimie who is relentless in collecting these, and I am appreciative for the goodness they have bestowed upon my ears.


RAY LAMONTAGNE LIVE UNRELEASED (zip at end)

PREVIOUSLY POSTED:
Heaven is a Honky Tonk (1/29/05)
Amy (7/11/2005)
Lesson Learned (7/11/2005)
You Got What I Want (So Why Don't You Give It To Me) (7/11/2005)
Katie Belle (Gettin' High) (7/11/2005)
Until The Sun Turns Black (KEXP)
Still Can't Feel The Gin (9/18/04, Austin TX)
You Should Belong To Me (Folk Fest in Lyons, CO)
I Can Get High (Folk Fest in Lyons, CO)
Life Is Long (Folk Fest in Lyons, CO)
Can I Stay? (Folk Fest in Lyons, CO)
Half Alive (2/15/2005)
Simple Consolation (2/15/2005)
Three More Days (2/15/2005)
Sarah (5/4/05)


NEW ADDITIONS:
Allie You Ought To Be A Married Woman Now (1/29/05, Troubadour, Hollywood CA)
Gather Your Children (live at Merrill)
She's Your Girl (Folk Fest in Lyons, CO)
Untitled (Take Me By Surprise) (7/18/05, Wiltern Theatre, LA)
Sad And Lonesome Boy (12/7/05, Chicago IL)
Untitled (I Won't Be Around?) (Folk Fest in Lyons, CO)
Into The Sun (April 2003)
Milkweed and Honey (Austin City Limits, 9/18/04)
Tired Of Waiting For You (yes, a Kinks cover - 4/26/05, Paradiso)
Hello Hello (Bush Hall)

And a cover Ray has been pulling out of his hat lately in concert, this one 11/9/06 in Los Angeles: (a good video here from London)

To Love Somebody (Bee Gees cover, NOT Michael Bolton)


DOWNLOAD ALL THE UPDATED RAY GOODNESS AS A ZIP FILE

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60 Comments:

At November 17, 2006 11:42 AM, Blogger glenn said...

Heather, you are now officially installed as a lifelong friend (whether you like it or not!). Bruce and Ray on the same day! God bless you.

Next Tuesday Bruce visits Belfast, Northern Ireland and next January, Ray comes. I've tix for both. These good tunes will throw light into dark, november evenings.

 
At November 17, 2006 11:49 AM, Blogger Ledbelly said...

Thank You! i love ray! and i'm going on a road trip today, so i think i'll put this on my iPod and enjoy it then! too bad about ray not wanting the Demos out, i listen to One Londsome Saddle more then any other recrod.

 
At November 17, 2006 1:55 PM, Anonymous marci said...

Someone please help me fin Ray's song "Till the Sun Turns BLack '" ehich was played at end of Last nights November 16,2006 ER. I've entered the song and his name in iTunes and it won't come up and I don't know how to enter Ray as Alternative, Pop, Rock etc, I want to buy this song, like last night and preview and purchase others I like but don't know what Cd it's on and why I can't find it On iTunes. Please help me!! His voice soothes my soul~~~~marci in Ct.

 
At November 17, 2006 2:53 PM, Anonymous nateslost said...

Ray has been commenting at shows how its a Nina Simone cover, not bee gees.

That makes things a little better.
No MICHEAL BOLTON.ahhhhhhh

 
At November 17, 2006 3:19 PM, Blogger heather said...

Marci, maybe you didn't read all the songs on this post you just commented on, but Until The Sun Turns Black is right there with a live version from KEXP. It also appears on his album of the same name, Till The Sun Turns Black.

 
At November 17, 2006 3:21 PM, Blogger heather said...

Yeah nat, I'd more likely cop to Nina Simone than the brothers Gibb, but according to SecondHand Songs, the Gibb brothers wrote it and their single came out 2 years before Nina Simone. For what it's worth.

 
At November 17, 2006 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Ray tunes and all the other music. I only discovered your site a couple of days ago, and already it's my favorite.

 
At November 18, 2006 12:24 AM, Blogger Trini said...

Hey Heather that Untitle song (to be) is called "Take Me By Surprise".

side note:
"To Love Somebody" is a Bee Gee's song. He gives credit to it at the Orpheum show. - see my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_BZBoAeZQU

-btw thanks for that Sad and Lonesome Boy song I didn't have it.

 
At November 18, 2006 9:42 AM, Anonymous jbanda said...

"I mean Led Zeppelin didn't write tunes everybody liked. They left that to the Bee Gees." - Wayne Campbell

 
At November 18, 2006 10:43 AM, Anonymous emmett said...

aw, wow, thanks heather! i've been looking for that recording of ray singing 'to love somebody', it's amaaaaazing! you'll have to post a review of ray's gig! i can't wait to see him play in january!

 
At November 18, 2006 1:02 PM, Blogger Mike said...

can't wait to check this stuff out. just been getting into him lately. really can't wait to check out his bee gees cover. I'll probably use it next week on my radio show. thanks

 
At November 18, 2006 3:49 PM, Anonymous Marie said...

Heather you're my hero...

What would we do without you and your generosity of spreading the goodness of music and Mr. Lamontagne.

Thank you

 
At November 18, 2006 7:21 PM, Blogger Bubba said...

One can never get enough Ray. Great post.

 
At November 18, 2006 7:29 PM, Anonymous Greg said...

Thank you! These reposts are fantastic, I'm always amazed at how you range over such obscure (but delightful) stuff. have you heard the elvis costello version of brilliant disguise?

not to be a beggar, but one thing i have been pining for is the zombies at the bbc to be reposted......is there any way to do that?

 
At November 18, 2006 11:27 PM, Blogger Pete said...

I can't help but look at that picture and think I'm looking at bearded Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer.

 
At November 19, 2006 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather,

Ray LaMontagne is great. I am not a "folk music" fan generally, but there is something about his music that way transcends what puts me off about most of that genre.

Plus he's from up in Maine where I grew up.

Bruce K.

 
At November 20, 2006 6:10 AM, Blogger heather said...

Hey Bruce K., I think what I like about Ray vs. other musicians in that genre is his soulful passion and wailing. He just lets it loose and doesn't hold back or be aloof.

 
At November 22, 2006 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you who I love: Ray LaMontagne, Pearl Jam, and Heather.

the end

 
At November 26, 2006 9:09 PM, Anonymous sweet dee said...

thanks for the additional Ray tunes...I am seeing him in December. But does anyone, I mean ANYONE have the cover he does of Crazy? By Gnarls Barkley. It seems to be MIA. Thanks! Huge Fan..

 
At November 26, 2006 9:12 PM, Blogger heather said...

sure sweet dee, I posted it before. If you search this blog, it may still be active. otherwise, email me.

 
At November 27, 2006 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know the lyrics to hello hello?

 
At November 29, 2006 10:14 AM, Blogger illfollowyou said...

Does anyone know where to find Ray's song "country girl". I used to have it then my computer crashed

 
At November 29, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger heather said...

illfollowyou, email me

 
At December 01, 2006 5:48 PM, Anonymous shawn---fargo nd said...

just found your site today and allready is a favorite. I've been listening to Ray's music nonstop since going to his concert on the 27th in Minneapolis. Never knew about any other albums before Trouble and would pay big $$$ for them. anyone help me out? You should have heard his addition to Barfly a lot of soul and could not catch my breath or swallow the lump in my throat.

 
At December 04, 2006 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Love Love it! :)

 
At December 08, 2006 11:39 AM, Anonymous liz said...

I heard "trouble" on the radio a few years ago on my way to work...it took a couple more months for me to hear the song again and figure out his name...I have been a supporting fan since and have turned MANY friends on to his records...he is truly a gifted artist in every sense of the word!!!

 
At January 19, 2007 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heather thank you. you r an angel

 
At February 18, 2007 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a rare occurrence for the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up...but he does that...
How good is he?!....
I saw him in Manchester UK on Feb 2nd 2007...it was an honour...Karen

 
At March 02, 2007 1:51 PM, Blogger Trevor said...

Months later, there are still folks out there grateful that these tracks are still posted. Thanks.

 
At March 02, 2007 2:07 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Thank you so much... for some reason Ray is a fairly new obsession for me right now!

 
At March 10, 2007 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heather, you obviously seem like a huge ray fan, like me. i'm not sure if you're a member of the site, but you should really go to raylamontagne.com, click on interact, and join the forum. its great place to talk about ray with some funny people. cya there! - my screen name there is: kting8

 
At March 20, 2007 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

much love to you for uploading these great songs!!!

 
At March 29, 2007 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can any one give me more info on the song "Hello, Hello"? I can't seem to come up with anything on google. e-mail me at mootsa5370@aol.com

 
At April 23, 2007 4:45 PM, Blogger Enza said...

THANK YOU for posting these songs! There's nothing like live Ray!

 
At April 25, 2007 1:50 PM, Anonymous Natalie said...

Thank you so much for these, I didn't get to them the first time around and I'm so grateful that they were still here! Thanks!

 
At May 02, 2007 10:51 AM, Anonymous Pete said...

is there a way i could get his indie albums. my mp3 player crashed and i don't have a back up of them. they were on here, but not anymore. could someone help? ruizpete@yahoo.com

 
At June 20, 2007 8:56 PM, Blogger woody said...

THANKS HEATHER!

I just stumbled across your blog tonight after watching the Austin City show and looking for one of the tracks. I honestly can't tell you when I have ever come across music that i haven't heard before and immediately adopted it so quickly and passionately. I love everything about his music and lyrics and I can't go a day without listening to it. I wasn't aware of all the live versions kicking around and songs I haven't heard. I can't wait for this to download so I can have a listen.

Thanks again for the repost.

p.s. I will be checking your blog on a regular basis now that I have found it.

Cheers,

Adam

 
At July 23, 2007 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a gift - both these songs and your site! Thanks!

 
At September 22, 2007 2:41 PM, Anonymous Mike from UK said...

Thank you for the Ray Lamontagne tracks - I have recently been smitten by his music and cannot get enough.
Nice blog - keep up the good work

 
At October 23, 2007 7:47 AM, Anonymous Ste said...

Wow thank you so much for these posts. I saw Ray in blackpool england on 19.10.07 where he playd Allie the first time i have heard this fantastic track and i have searched for it everywhere thinking it was a new song. Now thanks to you i can listen..BTW second time i've seen Ray and he was amazing, a slightly short show but still well worth it.

 
At November 22, 2007 7:08 AM, Anonymous whitney said...

Thank you so much for these I absolutely LOVE Ray! There is one song I would love to get though it was performed @ Beacon Theater in NYC, it was something like "You Are the Best Thing. Run across that one?

 
At November 22, 2007 8:01 AM, Blogger heather said...

Whitney:

It's here

 
At November 22, 2007 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you, I can't believe you uploaded all of this! Ray is my absolute favorite, and i am constantly on the hunt for new music and rare music of his. Him and the Avett Brothers are the most raw truthful music i have heard in a long time. This website is a rare gem! Thanks so much, and if you like Ray look up the Avett brothers!

~Casey

 
At December 02, 2007 7:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. You are an amazingly wonderful person! Thank you! Peace and much Love to you ~ Brittany

 
At December 04, 2007 1:35 PM, Blogger mElaine said...

Heather, THANK YOU!!!! I have been searching for Ray songs forever. When I found your website I started rocking back and forth. I know the people at my job think I am absolutely crazy. Thank you so much

 
At February 25, 2008 6:49 PM, Blogger Dan said...

wonderful page, and so glad the zip file was still up!! i am desperately looking for Evil Woman Blues in mp3 format, but am having no luck. If you have it let me know. Many thanks anyways, a great collection honoring one of the most talented artists of our time.

 
At March 26, 2008 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one. Can't get enough of this guy.

 
At April 12, 2008 7:03 PM, Anonymous Bruce said...

Thanks so much for collecting and putting all this stuff up, am yet to listen to it but I am sure it will be goooood!

 
At June 07, 2008 5:41 PM, Blogger Collins said...

Does anyone have Country Girl?

 
At August 14, 2008 11:00 AM, Blogger Mike Slagor said...

for some reason, i'm having a tough time opening up this zip file on my mac. any suggestions? slagorm@gmail.com

 
At August 21, 2008 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't get the zip thing to work either...any help?

thanks

 
At August 31, 2008 11:06 PM, Blogger taylor said...

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At September 25, 2008 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://sites.google.com/site/myrayrecordings/

 
At October 14, 2008 12:38 PM, Blogger Chus said...

This is what I think: Ray LaMontagne

 
At October 16, 2008 1:35 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

Heather, I just found this site, and wanted to say THANKS! I have loved Ray since the first album came out, but have never been able to see him live. I had to "save target as" into my itunes to get them to play, but now I have everything. Thanks again!

 
At November 07, 2008 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. I have been searching for "I won't be around" for a long time now ....

 
At December 18, 2008 5:26 PM, Blogger kelly said...

I have been looking for theses songs everywhere!! Thank you so much!

 
At December 22, 2008 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know if there are any plans to put Katie Belle on a cd? It is my new favorite, and he has put out 2 cds since that recording...

 
At December 25, 2008 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for some reason i can't listen to the zip folder once i download it. so close yet so far. has anyone else had this problem or does anyone know how i can get this onto my itunes??

 
At April 21, 2009 4:55 AM, Anonymous Pat Scott said...

Hi, long time fan of Ray ray (that's what his friends call him) haha .. joke.

anyway, on youtube there is a video called "ray lamontagne unreleased song"... supposed to be you are the best thing original from what I read and can tell.. is there any audio version out there?

 

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