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    Ritchie Valens Pacoima Jr. High School Performance Reel-to-Reel Recording. Possibly Rock's earliest live album, padded with narration and unfinished studio tracks, "In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High" was released about a year after Valens' death. While attending school, Valens gave almost daily concerts during his lunch breaks, which in part lead to his discovery by Del-Fi Records owner Bob Keane. This 7" reel-to-reel tape recording of his December 10, 1958 professional performance begins with renditions of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "Bye Bye Love" by opening act John & Judy, followed by Ritchie performing "Let's Go" and "Donna," two more songs by John and Judy, and then Ritchie performing "Summertime Blues" and "From Beyond." There's a short break for a raffle drawing, and then Valens closes the show with "La Bamba" and an onstage interview. The tape was recorded over the school intercom and portions of it were released on the subsequent album. An exciting and extremely rare recording, in great condition. Please note, Ritchie was in high school at the time this concert was recorded. The contract for this performance is also an item in this auction, number 21049.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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