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FISH & CHIP

(aka THE BARRY MELTON BAND)


John & Barry Jam, 1977

The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 2, 1982 LMA
Community Theatre, Bolinas, CA, November 12, 1982 LMA

The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 1, 1983 LMA
Community Theatre, Bolinas, CA, February 11 (or 12?), 1983
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, April 1, 1983 OAS
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 7, 1983 w/Greg Elmore, Mark Ryan, Michael Sklar
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 9, 1983 OAS
The Fresno Saloon (aka The Saloon), San Francisco, CA, August 6, 1983
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 20, 1983
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 1983
?, October 21, 1983
Abalone Alliance Benefit, Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 9, 1983 OAS

Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 19, 1984 LMA OAS
Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1984OAS
Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, April 13, 1984
Miramar Beach Inn, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 17, 1984
"Train Songs" (The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 15, 1984)
"Band In Your Pocket" (The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 30, 1984)
"Rotten People" (The Saloon, San Francisco, July 7, 1984)
The Saloon, San Francisco, July 19, 1984
Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 20, 1984 w/Bob Flurie & Michael Wilhelm
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 27, 1984 LMA
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 3, 1984 LMA OAS
Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, August 24, 1984
Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley, CA, September 15, 1984 LMA OAS
"The Great President Series" (The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 20, 1984)
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 23, 1984 LMA

The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 5, 1985 LMA
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 18, 1985
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1985
Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, March 2, 1985 OAS
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, May 3, 1985
The Farm, San Francisco, CA, April 12, 1985 LMA
New George's, San Rafael, CA, May 31, 1985
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 28, 1985 OAS
Crissy Field Celebration @ Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA, July 4, 1985 OAS
Big Chief Lodge, Truckee, CA, September 8, 1985 OAS
New George's, San Rafael, CA, September 26, 1985 LMA
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 27, 1985
Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, November 30, 1985
Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, December 13, 1985
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, December 14, 1985
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, December 27, 1985

Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 4, 1986
New George's, San Rafael, CA, March 27, 1986
Grant Street Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 27, 1986 LMA
Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, October 17, 1986 LMA
Grant Street Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 25, 1986 LMA

O. T. Price Music Hall, Santa Cruz, CA, January 15, 1987 LMA
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 13, 1987
The Saloon, Grant Street, San Francisco, CA, April 25, 1987
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 21, 1987 LMA
O. T. Price Music Hall, Soquel, CA, December 4, 1987

Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, February 19, 1988 LMA
Musicworks, San Francisco, CA, March 25, 1988
Odyssey Room, Sunnyvale, CA, April 15, 1988 LMA
Fabulous 50's, Hayward, CA, April 23, 1988 LMA
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1988 LMA
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 18, 1988 LMA
Peri's, Fairfax, CA, August 12, 1988
(aka The Barry Melton Band) - O.T. Price's, Santa Cruz, CA, September 3, 1988 SBD 24
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 1, 1988

Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 20, 1989 LMA
Chi Chi Club. San Francisco, CA. February 18, 1989
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 25, 1989
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco CA, March 10, 1989
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1989 LMA

Shows marked LMA are legally downloadable in various formats from the John Cipollina, or Barry Melton Band, sections of the Live Music Archive.


Shows marked OAS have been released by the
John Cipollina Official Archive Project.



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 2, 1982

Tracks
1.Who Makes The Moves?5:26
2.San Francisco
3.St. Louis Blues (1)
4.// Sloop John B (1)
5.// Kick In The Head (1)
6.// Got Love
7.// Do The Dance
8.-> Save Our Souls
9.// Colorado Town
10.// Blind Man
11.// Level With Me //
12.// I Had A Dream
13.Mojo Navigator (2)
14.Hokey Pokey //
Total88:15


unknown gen analog audience recording

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


/
Notes:
- taper paused between tracks, so most songs cut in
- my earliest Fish And Chip show
- sound is a bit distortet in the highs, but still listenable (too high levels on master?)
- (1) w/Robert Hunter - Vocals, Guitar, Harp
- (2) w/ unknown flute player (Berkeley flautist)
- "Level With Me" also cuts off
- "Hokey Pokey" cuts off



Community Theatre, Bolinas, CA, November 12, 1982

Billed as "Barry Melton & Company"

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1 (72:41)
1.Betty And Dupree > chat6:32
2.San Francisco > chat, tuning5:26
3.Take A Whiff On Me6:17
4.Got Love5:49
5.-> Robbery7:20
6.-> Do The Dance13:11
7.-> chat > Colorado Town > PA intro8:09
8.Blind Man * > JC intro3:49
9.Motel Party Baby #6:14
10.Who Makes The Moves? > chat, tuning9:49
Disc 2 (80:33)
1.I Can't Dance6:12
2.Closer (inc Brezhnev chat, audience participation)13:44
Set 2
3.Happy Birthday > chat > Tricky Dick6:41
4.S.O.S.4:52
5.Love Machine > chat7:18
6.Mojo Navigator8:02
7.Bright Sun Is Shining > chat5:35
8.Hokey Pokey > MC > crowd12:25
Encore:
9.crowd > Level With Me > crowd, MC band intro15:40
Total153:15


unknown gen analog sbd

Notes:
- "Colorado Town": repaired cut at the very beginning (tape flip)
- "Closer": repaired cut in middle
- "Hokey Pokey": repaired cut at end
- "Happy Birthday" chant to Marty (?)


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals(#)
Peter Albinbass, vocals(*)
Spencer Drydendrums




The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 1, 1983

With Kathi McDonald

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1 (63:00)
1....I've Been In The Darkness Too Long > tuning, chat8:47
2.Tricky Dick5:53
3.Love Machine
4.In The Pines
5.-> Hoochie Coochie Man
6.Got Love
Set 2
7.LSD For You And Me
8.We Are Like The Ocean
9.Sun Is Shining (?)
10.San Francisco Bay Blues
Disc 2 (54:12)
1.Keep On Truckin'
2.San Francisco
3.Knock On Wood
4.Move It On Over5:22
5.Something You Got (I Love You So)
6.Hey Bo Diddley4:42
7.-> Mona5:54
8.Summertime (When Living Is Easy) > tuning, chat6:38
9.?
10.Blind Man
11.Georgia On My Mind
Disc 3 (57:44)
1.Take a Whiff On Me
2.Bring It With You When You Come
3.30 Days
4.// Colorado Town6:39
5.Do The Dance17:19
6.How Blue Can You Get?
Total174:57


1st gen analog audience
digital transfer 2021-04


Notes:
- w/ Kathi McDonald - Vocals
- w/ Pete Walsh - Guitars
- "Been Into Darkness" fades in
- "Colorado Town" cuts in


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



Community Theatre, Bolinas, CA, February 11 (or 12?), 1983

Given as 1983-02-11 (also listed at JohnCipollina.com). Barry mentions "... it's Abraham
Lincoln's birthday today.." during Closer (born 1809-02-12) so this might be the correct date.


Tracks
Set 1 - 71:45
1.Mean Old World4:36
2.-> Level With Me7:39
3.-> Love Machine (inc band intro)9:24
4.-> Something You Got (1)6:50
5.-> Alabama Bound (1)3:07
6.-> Got Love (1)4:33
7.chat > Bring It With You When You Come (w/Big Boss Man lyrics) (1) > chat6:24
8.Will The Circle // Be Unbroken (1) (2) > chat, tuning4:34
9.Old MacDonald Had A Farm (instrumental) > tuning, chat2:02
10.Silver Threads & Golden Needles (1) > chat, tuning3:41
11.Thirty Days (1)11:39
12.chat > S.O.S. (1) > chat "We'll be back..."7:12
Set 2 - 78:38
1."By the way, we'd like to thank Mr Otis Span for joining us on piano tonight.
We have visitors from time to time, we do." >
tuning > 12 Gates to The City Oh, What A Beautiful City (4)
4:26
2.Fair Baltimore > chat4:26
3.chat > Baby, Please Don't Go (4)2:22
4.-> Codine (4)4:02
5.-> Butcher Boy (instrumental) (4)2:20
6.-> Do The // Dance (4) > Spoonful (1)7:33
7.-> Spoonful (1)3:27
8.-> Wade In The Water (1)1:24
9.-> You Gotta Move (1)0:52
10.-> House Of The Rising Sun / In The Pines (1) (3)6:44
11.-> Move It On Over (1) (3) > chat, tuning7:03
12.Jesse James (1) (3)(4) > tuning, chat7:26
13.How Blue Can You Get (1) (3) (4)6:59
14.-> Closer (1) (3) (4) (inc band intro)11:47
15.-> Mona (1) (3) (4)6:08
16.-> Closer (1) (3) (4) > chat3:29
Total150:23


3rd gen analog sbd
digital transfer 2021-04

Notes:
- (1) w/Kathi McDonald - Vocals
- (2) w/Scott Cattina (?)
- (3) w/ unknown flute player
- (4) w/ unknown percussion player
- "Will The Circle.." cuts in middle (tape flip, repaired to my best)
- "Do The Dance" cuts in middle (Tape flip; repaired to my best)
- John isn't too present in the mix
- at the end of "Move It On Over" KM says "How about a hand for the Dinosaurs, the Barry Melton Band, the mayor of Mill Valley", and mentions Dinosaurs again during "Mona"
- at the start of set 2 BM says "By the way, we'd like to thank Mr Otis Span(?) for joining us on piano tonight."; however, I don't hear a piano during the songs.


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


Community Theatre, Bolinas, CA, February 11 (or 12?), 1983

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 8, released September 5, 2022.

OAS 8


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
Set I - 72:22
1.tuning > Mean Old World >
2.Level With Me >
3.Love Machine >
4.Something You Got >
5.Alabama Bound >
6.Got Love (with Tramp tease)
7.Bring It With You When You Come >
8.Big Boss Man
9.Will The Circle Be//Unbroken
10.Jingle Bells tuning
11.Silver Threads And Golden Needles
12.Thirty Days >
13.Improvised Medley: which includes "Mama Don't Allow No Guitar Playing Here"
14.This Train Is Bound For Glory >
15.S.O.S.
Set II - 79:14
16.tuning and banter
17.Twelve Gates To The City
18.Baltimore Fire
19.Baby, Please Don't Go >
20.Codine >
21.Butcher's Boy (instrumental version) >
22.The // Dance >
23.Spoonful >
24.Wade In The Water > You Gotta Move >
25.House Of The Rising Sun / In The Pines
26.Move It On Over
27.Jesse James
28.How Blue Can You Get >
29.Closer (includes band intros and a couple of detours) >
30.Mona Jam >
31.Closer (reprise)
Total151:37


Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes
Transfer: Cassettes > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 3 > CD Wave > Flac16


Comments:
- The tapes for this were dated 2-11-1983 however, during "Closer" Barry mentions that it is Abraham Lincoln's birthday and says "That's why we are here, to help you bring in Abraham Lincoln's birthday". At first I thought that this meant that the show took place on 12th February but I now think that the use of the words "bring in" is referring to the next day being the 12th.
- On a couple of occasions Kathi refers to them as The Dinosaurs, we are not sure why as clearly there is no Robert Hunter present.


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged and quality control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
edited and mastered SIRMick
August 2022


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitars, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Kathi McDonaldvocals for whole show, except Set I tracks 2-4 and Set II tracks 2-7,
unknown percussion player
unknown flute player, Possibly Annie Levi. She played with them in a couple of other shows during 1983



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, April 1, 1983

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 9, released October 12, 2022.

OAS 8


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
Set 1 - Missing
Set 2 - 45:12
1./The Dance (inc band intro) >10:22
2.Mona >6:50
3.Colorado Town > CB intro9:53
4.Faretheewell (Fred’s Tune) >4:44
5.You Gave Me the Sunshine >3:39
6.Babylon9:42
Set 3 - 38:49
7.Working For The Ensenada > banter1:04
8.PA intro > Blind Man * > JC intro4:48
9.Motel Party Baby >5:44
10.Closer
11.Something You Got
12.Hokey Pokey
Total84:01


Source: Audience Cassettes (low gen)
Transfer: Cassettes > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > iZotope RX 9 > Cool Edit 2000 > Flac16


Comments:
- The tape for this date was dated April 1, 1983 and labeled ‘Barry Melton Band’ ‘2nd Set’ on Side A and ‘2nd + 3rd Set’ on Side B. The start of Side B with ‘Working For The Ensenada’ (with a ‘this is KSAN San Francisco’ announcement preceding a continuous set of music) appears to be a transition leading into a subsequent set. Accordingly, this has been marked as the beginning of the 3rd set. It is also possible that these are partial sets and other songs may have been played. Opening song The Dance starts abuptly and was faded in.


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch review by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged and quality control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
Edited and mastered Seth Kaplan
October 2022


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitars, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Chuck Bernsteindrums
Beans Balankasax



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 9, 1983

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 11, released October 22, 2022.

OAS 8


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


J-card
J-card


J-card
J-card

J-Cards written by John Cipollina, photographed by Ed Perlstein.



Tracks
Set 1 - 83:46
1.Third Degree
2.poetry from Barry, accompaniment from Spencer
3.You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover
4.Seventh Seal >
5.San Francisco Shuffle
6.Betty And Dupree
7.Come On In My Kitchen
8.The Sun Is Shining
9.Love You, Love You (?) >
10.30 Days
11.Keep On Truckin'
12.Ghost Riders In The Sky >
13.Caravan >
14.Arabian Riff > Jam > In the Hall Of The Mountain King >
15.Ghost Riders In The Sky (reprise)
16.S.O.S. (Same Old Song)
Set 2 - 72:22
17.Mama Don't Allow
18.Got Love
19. It's A Mean Old World (Otis Rush)
20.Colorado Town (1)
21.Dust My Broom > Sweet Home Chicago (2)
22.Mean Old//World (Little Walter Jacobs) (2)
23.The Dance (includes band intros)
Set 3 - 26:48
24.tuning
25.Motel Party Baby
26.I Can't Dance
27.Closer
Total174:27


Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes
Transfer: Cassettes > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/48
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 10 Advanced > Ozone 9 Maximiser > CD Wave > Flac1648


Comments:
- We are not certain about the set split between I and II as there is nothing to indicate where it was, so this our best guess.
Notes:
- The first 3:57 of Set I had a number of problems in the right channel. Most of these were repaired by copying over the left channel.
- There is a tape flip in "Mean Old World", not too much is missing.


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein www.musicimages.com
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
File tagging and Quality Control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Edited and mastered by SIRMick
October 2022


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitars, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Mark Ryanbass (1)
Michael Scholarguitar, vocals (2)



The Fresno Saloon (aka The Saloon), San Francisco, CA, August 6, 1983

Downloaded from LMA, October 2008.

Tracks
1.Barry talk0:39
2.I Got Love6:06
3.Alabama Bound5:34
4."We all thought Eric Burden was out of his fuckin' tree when he wrote that song..."2:04
5.30 Days in the Hole5:38
6.LSD Song3:01
7.Break it Up10:30
- set break -
8.Stagger Lee5:44
9.Colorado Town5:33
10.Love Machine (cut in middle)10:47
11.Betty and Dupree6:51
12.Band Intro - "what the hell is that?"1:34
13.Blind Man4:24
14.Frere Jacque0:32
15.Life is a Bucket Full of Shit ->
"And now a Song from John's Childhood ...
my 4th year consecutively without getting any sun...
I want my own mic from now on ... D-C-G-F...
these old burn-outs can't take it ..."
8:21
16.Motel Party Baby5:40
17.My Sharona/Juan Corona1:25
18.Take a Whiff on Me -> I Can't Dance9:30
- set break -
19.It's Up to Us4:51
20.unknown 17:55
21.Hold On to the Good Times5:44
22.Butcher Boy11:41
23.Rawhide!-> Hail to the Bus Driver...4:46
24.Mona11:07
25.(cut) Closer25:16
Total165:34


Source: Sony ECM-220T Mics -> Sony TC-D5M, TDK MA90 Master Tape, Dolby B

Lineage: Master Tape/Sony TC-D5M -> Tascam DR-1 44.1KHz/16b -> Audacity 1.3.5 -> CD Wave -> FLAC 7

Notes: I kept all the between-song tuning and banter in this upload, and tried to highlight a couple of them. These guys - consummate musicians all - were like the bar band at this place; what a trip it was to go see them there. You can tell, just listening to this particular show - it was always a privilege to see them here with maybe 50 to 75 people squashed into what Nick Gravenites called "the Sweatbox Lounge". Vocals quality is marginal, particularly later in the show.

Apparently (who can remember?) it was one of those rare, warm evenings in San Francisco. Sweatbox indeed! Later, after a change in ownership, this became just "The Saloon".

The second cassette tape has some minor drop-outs here and there, unfortunately.

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Barry Melton Band section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
Special guests:
Pete Spalanka (maybe Beans Balanka?)Sax
Ben "King" PerkoffSax
Tom ClancyHarp



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 20, 1983

As circulated October 2020.

Tracks
Set 1
1.I Can't Dance > chat, crowd5:13
2.Sloop John B5:48
3.Closer w/Spoonful Tease (1)
Set 2
4....The Dance
5.Butcher Boy (w/different lyrics)
6.Got My Mojo Working' (2)
7.Johnny B. Goode (2)
8.Level With Me (w/different Lyrics at beginning) (3)
9.-> Mona
Total84:10


3rd gen analog audience recording


Notes:
- (1) w/ Willie (Saloon bartender) & John ? (Mesherian? Barry mentions the guy at the very end of Closer)
- (2) w/ Michael Star - Vocals
- (3) w/ Mark Graham - Bass
I dived deep into my vault for this one as we had some confusion about dates for Fish & Chip 1983-09-20 and this one (30 years ago given to me by a very reliable Cipollina trader from Portland, OR). He sent me 2 tapes labeled "Fish & Chip Saloon, SF 08-20-83". By checking my storage room I found these 2 cassettes a few days ago - here you go with cassette #01 from that trade back then.. According to the setlist all included here is completely new (completely different to what I upped as being 1983-09-20). Cassette #02 is a dupe of what I upped as 1983-09-20 with sides reversed - I think someone mixed up "Side A" and "Side B" of the cassette. To make it more confusing Barry is saying goodbye to the audience after "Mona" which often ends the show.
I decided to upload the "new" part of this show, keeping the given date 1983-08-20 (btw: a saturday) for the records.
- audience chatter audible
- The Dance: tape flip repaired
- Closer: 25 mins! (longest I know of)


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 1983

As circulated September 2020.

Tracks
Disc One:
1.Thirty Days
2.Heartbeat
3.Instrumental #01
4.Instrumental #02
5.Motel Party Baby
6.Blind Man
7.Feel-Like Fixin'-To-Die Rag
8...Love Machine
9.Bring It With You When You Come
10.Colorado Town
11.S.O.S.
Total


unknown gen analog audience


Notes:
- much chatter in between songs
- the cassette was very hissy, so I reduced this a bit


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 1983

As circulated

Set 01
Tracks
1.Thirty Days
2.Heartbeat
3.Instrumental #1
4.Instrumental #2
5.Motel Party Baby
6.Blind Man
7.Feel-Like Fixin'-To-Die Rag
8...Love Machine
9.Bring It With You When You Come
10.Colorado Town
11.S.O.S.
Total


unknown gen analog audience

Note: - much chatter in between songs - the cassette was very hissy, so I reduced this a bit Barry Melton - Guitar, Vocals John Cipollina - Guitar, Vocals Spencer Dryden - Drums - Drums Peter Albin - Bass, Vocals


Abalone Alliance Benefit, Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 9, 1983 (Sbd, Partial)

Tracks
1.The Dance11:14
2.Closer8:28
3.chat, tuning, intro > Mona14:28
4.Barry sings 1:00
5.thx to AL, chat, tuning > instrumental w/ Bagpipes > chat, "thank you CB" > 10:48
6.Please Don't Drop That H Bomb On Me > "have a good time everybody", applause6:53
7.chat about benefits > ?Love Machine (inc band intro) //10:59
8.Butcher's Boy7:23
9.Interview w/ Barry1:56
Total73:13


Soundboard
Low Gen if not Master, clean sound, labelled "Sbd from Cassette. Uncirculated In CD/Digital format"
Another on obtained through Yahoo! trade group
My CDs > Itunes 16 > 48 Wav > Xact > Flac8


Info file has the band as Dinosaurs, folder had Fish & Chip

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Chuck Bernstein
Annie Levi


Abalone Alliance Benefit, Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 9, 1983 (Aud)

Tracks
Set 1 - Disc 1 - 47:38
1.chat, tuning2:22
2.Baby Please Don't Go Jam10:24
3.-> I Can't Dance5:59
4.-> Blind Man * > tuning3:55
5.-> Betty And Dupree14:00
6.-> Do The Dance > set ending chat10:54
Set 2 - Disc 2 - 58:56
1.Abalone Alliance announcement by Brook1:29
2.tuning > Mojo Navigator (2) > chat, tuning, CB intro15:04
3.Mona (1)11:54
4.Electricity Song > chat, tuning, crowd4:53
5.Bagpipe Jam (1) (2) > chat6:18
6.H-Bomb Song/ cut1:00
7.Closer (Encore?) (inc band intro)18:15
 
1.Bagpipe Fire on the Mountains Jam (1) (2)1:08
Total107:43


analog audience recording (unknown gen)


Notes:
(1) w/ Chuck Bernstein - Sax, Trumpet
(2) w/ Annie Levi - Flute, Bagpipe
 
- another tape from the mid 80's, traded with MF from Portland, OR (hope you're doin' well my friend..)
- Again cassette sides reversed, now (hopefully!) in correct order.
- tape started with a short clip w/"Fire on the Mountains" theme. I'm pretty much sure this is not the start of the show, so I moved this little piece into a seperate folder
- "Baby Please Don't Go jam" is outstanding!!!


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums
Guests:
Chuck BernsteinSax, Trumpet
Annie LeviFlute, Bagpipe


Abalone Alliance Benefit, Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 27, 1983 (Aud)

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 13, released December 5, 2022.

OAS 13


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.

Tracks
Set 1 - 48:33
1. Talk/tuning
2. Baby Please Don't Go Jam >
3. I Can't Dance >
4. Blind Man *
5. Betty And Dupree >
6. Do The Dance
Set 2 - 66:26
7. Abalone Alliance announcement by Brook > tuning
8.Mojo Navigator (1)
9. tuning/banter
10. Mona (1)(2)
11. Electricity Song
12. tuning
13. Bagpipe Jam (2) (3)
14. The Bomb Song
15. ~~encore break~~
encore
16. Closer
Total114:59


Source: Audience Cassette (low gen)
Transfer: Cassettes > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 10 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac 16


Notes:
- The vocals were very low in places so they have been made more prominent.
- "H-Bomb" was cut around 1:18, the rest has been patched on from an unknown soundboard and adjusted so that it is a better fit. Thanks to Ray De Costa for the soundboard.


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch review by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged and quality control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
Edited and mastered by SIRMick
November 2022

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums
Guests:
Chuck BernsteinSax, Trumpet (2)
Annie LeviFlute (1), Bagpipe (3)



Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 19, 1984 (Complete Aud)

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, April 2006



advert


Tracks
Disc 1 - 74:45
1.San Francisco Shuffle3:57
2.Got Love3:53
3.Stagger Lee3:31
4.Got To Hold On4:28
5.Blind Man4:07
6.Mountains in Dreamland Ships, Mountains, Dreamland4:09
7.Thirty Days5:13
8.The Dance10:09
9.Open My Eyes3:32
10.Colorado Town7:110
11.Motel Party Baby7:33
12.Sloop John B.3:57
13.Nobody For President1:20
14.Love Machine11:41
Disc 2 - 76:29
1.Butcher's Boy7:08
2.I Can't Dance5:00
3.?West LA Fadeaway4:21
4.?Betty & Dupree5:20
5.Lucille3:10
6.?4:50
7.Closer15:28
8.Mona8:47
9.Take A Whiff On Me5:46
10.Jessie James9:29
11.The Sun Is Shining #7:07
Total151:14


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAKCR3A > hard Drive > (Slight Bass Boost w/Sound Forge) > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Stu Blankkeyboards #


A shorter aoundboard recording of this show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the John Cipollina section of the Live Music Archive.


Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 19, 1984 (Complete Sbd)

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 4, released July 24, 2022.

OAS 4


J-card
J-card

J-card
J-card

J-Cards written by John Cipollina, photographed by Ed Perlstein.



Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
Set I
1.banter0:29
2.San Francisco Shuffle4:22
3.Got Love3:53
4.Stagger Lee3:26
5.banter/tuning2:18
6.Hold On To The Good Times >4:29
7.Blind Man #5:18
8.Mountains In Dreamland4:19
9.Thirty Days5:14
10.The Dance10:38
Set II
11.Sing, Sing, Sing3:34
12.Colorado Town > JC intro7:11
13.Motel Party Baby %7:34
14.Sloop John B.3:51
15.banter/tuning2:27
16.Love Machine (inc band intro)13:46
17.Butcher's Boy8:01
18.I Can't Dance
Set III
19.Scarlet Town
20.Betty And Dupree
21.Lucille
22.You Gave Me The Sunshine >
23.Closer
24.Mona
25.Take A Whiff On Me
26.Jessie James
27.tuning/banter/ Stu Blank invited up
28.The Sun Is Shining *
Total


Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes
Transfer: Cassettes > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac16


Comments:
-There are no mentions of set breaks but I'm going to assume that the first set ended after "The Dance" in view of Barry's comment.
-Some of the banter has been patched in from David Gans source.


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged and quality control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
edited and mastered
SIRMick
July 2022


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals #
Spencer Drydendrums
Stu Blankkeyboards *



Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1984

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 10, released October 17, 2022.

OAS 10




J-card

J-Cards written by John Cipollina, photographed by Ed Perlstein.

SF Chron
SF Chron


Tracks
Set 1 - 78:19
1.California > chat3:09
2.I Lost My Baby in Outer Space5:49
3.Wine Women and Whiskey (Dr Feelgood)
4.I've Been in Darkness
5.Tricky Dick
6.L.B.J.
7.banter
8.Suzie-Q
9.Twelve Gates to the City
10.Moanin' at Midnight
11.Thirty Days (To Get Back Home)
12.banter
13.Sloop John B.
14.I Can't Dance
Set 2 - 55:20
15.I'd Rather be a Newsboy
16.Got Love
17.Blind Man
18.Love Machine
19.Betty and Dupree
20.band intros
21.Motel Party Baby
22.The Dance
Set 3 - 37:30
23.banter
24.Had a Dream
25.San Francisco Shuffle
26.Closer
27.Mona
Total171:11


Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes
Transfer: Cassette > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 2022 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > Soundforge
Pro 16 > TLH > Flac16


Comments:
- three sets
- tape flip in Mona was edited seamlessly
- tape hiss was reduced with the Noise Reduction tool in Adobe Audition 2022


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch review by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged and quality control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Newspaper ads by gv0000 (Greg V)
JC Photo (also cassette labels) by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
Edited and mastered BRUNO
October 2022


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Beans Balankasax, clarinet
Nicholas "Not Joe" Deweyharmonica

Nicholas "Not Joe" Dewey is the younger brother of Greg "Duke" Dewey, the drummer with Country Joe and The Fish




Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, April 13, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen by deadmanmort, September 2014

Tracks
Set I (partial?)
1.Darkness ?6:50
2.Michael Wilhelm intro/tuning/banter2:24
3.When You Got A Good Friend3:49
4.tuning1:00
5.? 4:48
6.Boogie On Reggae Woman5:49
7.The Dance13:01
Set II
1.//Whip me?4:39
2.Colorado Town 7:18
3.You Can Leave Your Hat On8:29
4.crowd/tuning2:00
5.Cocaine Blues6:38
6.crowd/tuning1:54
7.Howard Hughes Blughes4:04
8.Johnny B. Goode4:45
9.Mona12:21
10.Lay Back Baby4:34
11.Outro1:05
Total95:34


Source: Audience recording > Sony mic (hand-held) > Sony D6 > mac
Lineage: mac > Sony D5 > Edirol > wav 24/48 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > iZotope RX 3 Advanced > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Notes:

- This was originally a stereo but there were too many problems to make it viable in that form. The right channel has therefore been copied over to the left channel so that it is now mono.
- A significant number of level adjustments have been made.

Thanks to John Moses for providing the tapes and John Bleich for the transfer

A good performance but the sound is not the best.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, September 2014

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
Michael Wilhelmguitar, vocals




Miramar Beach Inn, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 17, 1984

As received November 2022


Tracks
Disc 1 - 79:46
1.Stagger Lee > chat6:18
2.x/ San Francisco3:13
3.Love Machine
4.Got Love
5.x/ Blind Man
6.x/ Motel Party Baby
7.x/ Colorado Town
8.tuning > Mountains in Dreamland Ships Ont Of Sea
9.I Can't Dance
10.Do The Dance (1)
11.-> Same Old Song (S.O.S.) Face (1)
12.-> Closer (1)
Disc 2 - 63:29
1.Bright Sun Is Shining /x
2.Sing Sing Sing
3.Thirty Days
4.Hold On To The Good Times (1)
5.Level With Me (1)
6.I Had A Dream (?)
7.-> Mona (1)
8.x/ Hokey Pokey
Total143:15


unknown analog audience recording

Notes:
- lots of cut-in songs (x/) or cut-out (/x), seems the taper paused the machine between songs
- lots of blanks were cut out (hope I got them all)
- venue is correct; Barry mentions the "Miramar Police Station" in "Colorado Town"
- some chatter by audience members throughout
- sound problems (muffled): complete "I Can't Dance"; first 1 1/2 minutes of "Do The Dance"
- Kay Schneider - Bongos (1)


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



"Train Songs" (The Saloon, San Francisco, June 15, 1984), Part 1

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, April 2006


Tracks
Set 1
1.Alabama Bound 4:17
2.Wabash Cannonball4:14
3.This Train 4:36
4.John Henery 3:25
5.Train crash 1:42
6.Hobo's Lullaby 3:32
7.Love 5:49
8.Love Machine 8:24
Set 2
9.Thirty Days 4:46
10.Get The Feeling 8:54
11.I Can't Dance 7:44
12.The Dance 14:38
13.Blind Man 4:36
Total76:42


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Well the best laid and made plans... I have all these great tapes and my tape deck wants ever so badly to eat them, so for now until I get it fixed, enjoy part 1 of this gem. Peace!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


"Train Songs" (The Saloon, San Francisco, June 15, 1984), Part 2

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, May 2006


Tracks
Set 2 continued
1.chat, tuning > Motel Party Baby7:54
2.Colorado Town 10:25
Set 3
3.Dupree's 7:54
4.S.O.S. 5:29
5.Hold On 5:13
6.Whiskey And Women3:56
7.Stagger Lee 4:47
8.Cipo's Tune 5:31
9.Juan Corrona 0:48
10.Mona 11:13
11.Level With Me// 4:22
Total67:35


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, June 30, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, April 2006


Tracks
Disc 1 - Set 1
1.Stagger Lee5:38
2.Got Love5:19
3.New York Town6:53
4.Keep On Truckin'3:50
5.Wild About My Loving5:05
6.San Francisco Bay Blues6:55
7.Just a Closer Walk With Thee3:35
8.Sloop John B.5:14
9.Midnight Special3:09
10.San Francisco Shuffle5:34
Disc 1 Total51:17
Disc 2 - Set 2
1.The Dance15:24
2.Something You Got4:16
3.Thirty Days4:43
4.Love Machine9:48
5.Blind Man4:59
6.Motel Party Baby5:50
7.Third Degree4:41
8.S.O.S.7:09
Disc 2 Total56:53
Disc 3 - Set 3
1.Jesse James7:00
2.I Can't Dance4:48
3.Little Girl5:23
4.Hold On to the Good Times4:55
5.Level With Me11:32
6.Mona11:08
7.Colorado Town6:39
8.Closer //11:12
Disc 3 Total62:41
Total170:53


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



"Rotten People" (The Saloon, San Francisco, July 7, 1984)

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, April 2006

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Stagger Lee 6:15
2.Pretty Boy Floyd5:04
3.Tricky Dicky 6:04
4.Super Bird 7:03
5.Dupree's 6:45
6.Juan Corona 2:23
7.Jesse James 5:42
8.Whisky And Women3:21
Set 2
9.Thirty Days 5:41
10.Love 5:12
11.New York Town 5:37
12.Blind Man 4:37
13.Motel Party Baby5:38
14.The Dance 10:18
Disc 1 Total79:47
Disc 2
1.Butchers Boy 8:27
2.Colorado Town 6:34
3.S.O.S. 6:23
Set 3
4.Level With Me 9:46
5.I've Been In the Darkness7:48
6.Take A Whiff On Me 4:50
7.San Francisco 9:38
Disc 2 Total53:28
Disc 3
1.Got To Hold On 4:39
2.Mona 14:32
3.Closer 15:42
Disc 3 Total34:54
Total168:10


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, July 19, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, August 2006

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again4:29
2.Mean Ol' Stagger Lee 6:27
3.Life's Railway to Heaven 4:14
4.Thirty Days 6:11
5.New York Town Blues 7:55
6.Tricky Dicky 2:29
7.Chit Chat 5:06
8.San Francisco Shuffle 1:55
9.Third Degree Blues 4:03
10.Got Love 4:49
11.In the Pines 6:01
12.JC Intro > 5:49
13.Motel Party Baby 1:00
14.The Dance 21:51
Total82:24
Disc 2
1.Colorado Town5:42
2.Got To Hold On4:34
3.Blind Man3:37
4.Chit Chat2:10
5.Love Machine9:26
6.Sloop John B.5:23
7.Banks Of The Ol' Ohio >3:16
8.I Can't Dance6:03
9.S.O.S.8:30
10.Wabash Cannon Ball4:00
11.Duprees6:43
12.Mona!17:57
Total77:27


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > Hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


The Saloon, San Francisco, July 19, 1984 (Partial)

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, June 2006

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again4:29
2.Mean Ol' Stagger Lee 6:27
3.Life's Railway to Heaven 4:14
4.Thirty Days 6:11
5.New York Town Blues 7:55
6.Tricky Dicky 2:29
7.Chit Chat 5:06
8.San Francisco Shuffle 1:55
9.Third Degree Blues 4:03
10.Got Love 4:49
11.In the Pines 6:01
12.JC Intro > 5:49
13.Motel Party Baby 1:00
14.The Dance 21:51
Total82:24


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > Hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, July 27, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, April 2006

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1."Welcome to North Beach, CA. My name is Barry Melton, my friends call me Barely.
And err we're on the corner of Grand Fresno Street" > San Francisco Shuffle
4:57
2.Third Degree Blues4:33
3.Stagger Lee4:36
4.Butchers Boy8:06
5.Codine7:50
6.Thirty Days6:11
7.New York Town Blues5:56
8.S.O.S.6:26
Set 2
9.Mountains in Dreamland Ships, Mountains, Dreamlands3:52
10.Colorado Town6:07
11.Blind Man4:41
12.Motel Party Baby5:05
13.The Dance11:27
Disc 1 Total79:53
(Missing) Sloop John B.
Disc 2
1.Whisky Wine & Women7:19
2.Bourgeois Town > Little Girl9:38
3.Closer * > forthcoming shows > Closer * >
(set break) > tuning
17:48
Set 3
4.I Can't Dance4:06
5.Babylon6:10
6.Mojo Navigator *11:57
7.Lucille *4:33
8.Mona *12:16
9.Good Night Irene * > Band intro's5:42
Disc 2 Total79:32
Total159:26


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums"2/3 of the night"
? Dave Dippdrums
Beans Balankasax*


The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 27, 1984

As circulated Februaery 2022.

Tracks
Disc One:
1."Welcome to North Beach, CA. My name is Barry Melton, my friends call me Barely.
And err we're on the corner of Grand Fresno Street" > San Francisco Shuffle
4:57
2.Third Degree
3.Stagger Lee
4.Butcher's Boy
5.Codine
6.Thirty Days
7.New York Town
8.S.O.S.
9.Mountains In Dreamland
10.Colorado Town
11.Blind Man
12.Motel Party Baby
13.The Dance
(Missing) Sloop John B.
Disc Two:
1.Whiskey Wine & Women
2.Bourgeois Blues ~ Little girl
3.Closer
4.I Can't Dance
5.Babylon
6.Mojo Navigator
7.Lucille
8.Mona
9.Goodnight Irene
Total159:26


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > FLAC6
A JAM Production! Keep It Real sell it and Ill Cry.
The Saloon...Dinky!
My many thank to John M. for sharing his recording!
Any qestion can be directed to me at amellowsoul@happyhippie.com
Cheers!
-Tom Shyman


Shows marked LMA are legally downloadable in various formats from the John Cipollina section of the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Melton (The Fish)guitar, vocals
John Cipollina (Quicksilver)guitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albin (Big Brother)bass, vocals
Spencer Dryden (Airplane)drums



The Saloon, San Francisco, August 3, 1984

Billed as Barry The Fish Melton & Band.

ad

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, April 2006

Tracks
Disc 1
1.San Francisco Shuffle4:42
2.Got Love4:26
3.Babylon19:46
4.Thirty Days4:51
5.New York Town Blues6:23
6.Blind Man5:06
7.Motel Party Baby7:01
8.Butcher's Boy7:47
9.Stagger Lee6:07
10.Closer13:40
Disc 1 Total79:53
Disc 2
1.The Dance9:45
2.Colorado Town6:42
3.Codine11:32
4.Lucille4:16
5.Third Degree Blues6:52
6.Hound Dog3:55
7.I Can't Dance5:07
8.Love Machine7:41
9.Mona16:18
Disc 2 Total72:12
Total152:06


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 3, 1984

Posted via DimeADozen, March 2012

Tracks
Disc One - 79:53
1.fake band intro > San Francisco Shuffle4:43
2.Got Love4:26
3.Babylon19:47
4.Thirty Days4:51
5.New York Town Blues6:23
6.Blindman5:06
7.Motel Party Baby7:02
8.Butcher's Boy7:47
9.Mean Ol' Stagger Lee6:08
10.Closer13:41
Disc Two - 72:12
1.The Dance9:46
2.Colorado Town6:43
3.Codine11:33
4.Lucille4:16
5.Third Degree Blues6:52
6.Hound Dog3:56
7.I Can't Dance5:07
8.Love Machine7:42
9.Mona16:18
Total152:05


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums


The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 3, 1984

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 6, released August 2, 2022.

OAS 6


J-card
J-card

J-Cards written by John Cipollina, photographed by Ed Perlstein.



Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
1st set: - 87:07
1.banter (poetry, fake band intro)5:43
2.San Francisco Shuffle4:07
3.Got Love4:27
4.Babylon > banter, technical problems21:08
5.Thirty Days4:52
6.New York Town Blues (aka Hey Hey Hey)6:32
7.Blind Man * > JC intro4:57
8.Motel Party Baby %5:21
9.banter, tuning1:57
10.Butcher's Boy > tuning7:48
11.Stagger Lee6:06
12.Closer (inc band intro) > banter14:05
2nd set: - 45:49
13.announcements- banter4:06
14.The Dance7:59
15.Colorado Town > tuning6:45
16.Codine [7:50] > banter, tuning, hi-hat problem, PA intro11:28
17.Lucille *4:14
18.Third Degree Blues7:07
19.Hound Dog > banter4:07
3rd set: - 31:59
20.Kevin Barry (irish traditional) > tuning4:26
21.I Can't Dance5:04
22.Love Machine7:40
23.banter > Mona % > band intro12:09
24.Announcements- outro2:38
Total164:56


Source: Master Audience Cassettes
Transfer: Cassette > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac16


Comments:
- 3 sets
- seamless patches on end of New York Town Blues and Third Degree Blues, and beginning of Blind Man


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein www.musicimages.com
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Edited and mastered by Bruno
Photos by Bruno
July 2022


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums



Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, August 24, 1984

As seeded on DimeADozen by deadmanmort, September 2014

Tracks
Set I
1.//Thirty Days3:15
2.Got Love3:58
3.Blind Man6:06
4.Little Girl4:47
5.Motel Party Baby5:25
6.Colorado Town6:28
7.Hold On To The Good Times5:17
8.Sloop John B4:13
9.Cl//oser22:10
Set II
1.tuning0:52
2.Betty And Dupree5:42
3.The Dance9:16
4.Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad5:18
5.I Can't Dance4:11
6.SOS (Same Old Song)9:11
7.Codeine7:32
8.Good Ol' Rock 'N' Roll3:28
9.Who Makes The Moves11:07
10.Mo//na10:55
11.Happy Birthday To John > outro2:27
Total131:42


Source: Audience recording > Sony mic > Sony D6 > MAC Lineage: MAC > Sony D5 > Edirol R-09HR > wav 24/48 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > iZotope RX4 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Notes: - There are tape flips in "Closer" and "Mona" which has been crossfaded.

Comments: - John Cipollina's 41st birthday

Thanks to John Moses for providing the tapes and John Bleich for doing the transfers

edited and mastered, SIRMick, September 2014

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
???harmonica



Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley, CA, September 15, 1984

Tracks
Disc 1 - 74:03
1.Jam7:14
2.San Francisco Shuffle 3:40
3.Got Love 3:26
4.Gotta Hold On To The Good Times4:07
5.Where Did You Sleep Last Night? > PA intro5:54
6.Blind Man & > JC intro3:37
7.Motel Party Baby #5:23
8.The Dance (inc band intro, solos) > chat12:05
9.Hey Hey Hey 5:46
10.history talk1:40
11.S.O.S.5:39
12.old folks talk2:48
13.Dupree's Diamond Blues 6:35
14.whips and rock musicians1:34
15.I Can't Dance4:28
Set Break
Disc 2 - 43:45
1.Stagolee4:46
2.Bright Sun Is Shining7:16
3.30 Days4:06
4.Alabama Bound5:39
5.birthdays4:09
6.Suzie Q 3:24
7.Mona 14:22
Total117:49


Source: SBD > cassette > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > repairs > FLAC

FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Editing notes:
- tuning and chatter moved to the end of tracks or to separate tracks.
- Some hiss was filtered out, but there's still enough to notice.


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the John Cipollina section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals &
Spencer Drydendrums
Will Scarletharmonica on disc 2 2-4


Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley, CA, September 15, 1984

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 7, released August 13, 2022.

OAS 7


J-card
J-card

J-card
J-card

J-Cards written by John Cipollina, photographed by Ed Perlstein.



Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
Set I - 75:56
1.Blues Jam in A >7:13
2.San Francisco Shuffle >3:38
3.Got Love >3:24
4.Hold On To The Good Times >4:09
5.In The Pines > PA intro5:52
6.Blind Man & > JC intro3:42
7.Motel Party Baby #5:26
8.The Dance > chat12:28
9.New York Town (aka Hey Hey Hey)5:49
10.Barry talking about the old clubs2:22
11.SOS (Same Old Song)5:45
12.banter3:18
13.Betty and Dupree6:34
14.banter1:54
15.I Can't Dance > chat4:21
Set II
16.tuning
17.Stagger Lee
18.Bright Sun Is Shining *
19.tuning
20.30 Days *
21.Alabama Bound
22.Happy Birthday to the twins and....
23.Suzie Q
24.Mona
Total121:58


Notes: - Barry's vocals were quite low on "San Francisco Shuffle " and "Got Love" so I have brought them up.

Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged and quality control by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
edited and mastered
SIRMick
August 2022


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals &
Spencer Drydendrums
Will Scarletharmonica *



"The Great President Series" (The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 20, 1984)

As seeded on DimeADozen by wh1pnk, May 2006

Tracks
Set 1- Disc 1 - 61:02
1.Love 4:38
2.chat > Thirty Days 4:24
3.Mass Debater (chat, tuning) 2:36
4.The Great President Series 3:20
5.FDR Back Again 5:25
6.LBJ Super Bird 7:47
7.The Greatest President Of All2:06
8.Tricky Dicky 4:44
9.chat > San Francisco 5:00
10.chat > I'll Be Back Some Ol'Day > chat 7:44
11.Love Machine > chat 13:13
Set 2 - Disc 2 - 61:37
1.Intro melody, chat 10:10
2.The Dance 10:42
3.Blind Man 3:46
4.Motel Party Baby 7:42
5.Colorado Town 5:55
6.Sloop John B. 4:59
7.New York Town 7:09
8.Chit Chat and Melody 6:54
9.I Can't Dance 4:16
Set 3 - Disc 3 - 50:17
1.Jam 7:27
2.Closer 18:58
3.Codine 8:00
4.Good Ol' Rock n Roll 5:53
5.Seventh Seal 8:24
6.Got To Hold On 1:32
Total172:57


Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone > NAK CR3A > hard Drive > Flac6

A JAM Production!

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, fangs, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 23, 1984

Tracks
Disc One:
1.intro2:20
2.Babylon6:13
3.Love4:35
4.Pastures Of Plenty6:04
5.talk2:50
6.Stagger Lee > talk6:08
7.Keep On Truckin'3:54
8.talk2:23
9.Deep Railroad Blues (aborted) > talk1:59
10.We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)4:09
11.San Francisco Shuffle3:54
Disc 1 Total44:27
Disc Two:
1.talk - BM intro's JC > Motel Party Baby6:30
Set break
2.Dupree Blues6:09
3.The Dance8:57
4.talk - BM intro's PA2:40
5.Caterpillar > talk4:00
6.Suzie Q3:29
7.tuning/talk1:45
8.Good Old Rock 'N' Roll4:07
9.I Can't Dance4:58
Disc 2 Total42:40
Disc Three:
1.Closer20:26
2.Thirty Days *5:33
3.God Save The Children *6:17
4.Sunshine6:06
5.Sing Sing Sing3:18
6.Blindman3:44
Disc 3 Total45:28
Disc Four:
1.tuning > Codeine7:08
2.Sloop John B5:20
3.Love Machine10:37
4.Mountains In Dreamland3:57
5.Mona10:55
Disc 4 Total37:59


Fantastic soundboard (more properly 1 mic SBD, 1 mic audience), killer show, with a lot of unusual songs performed.

1st generation cassette > behringer ultra curve pro deq 2496 equalizer > tascam cdrw750 > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Transferred, remixed & uploaded by 38F on Dime on January 31st 2006.

Alternative disc split: CD 1: 101 - 202, CD 2: 203 - 302, CD 3: 303 - 405

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Jeff Maynardharmonica*



Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 5, 1985

Circulated May 2021.

Tracks
Set 1 (65:13)
Disc 1
1.// San Francisco3:46
2.-> Got Love > chat "We like to f**k around in the first set"7:01
3.Til I'm Gone > chat "Celebrating my 22nd year playing on Grant Street", tuning7:25
4.Stagger Lee > chat 6:21
5.Love Machine10:28
6.Sloop John B. > chat, JC intro7:31
7.Motel Party Baby # > chat, PA intro7:16
8.Blind Man * > chat5:16
9.Oikopleura poem > chat3:08
10.S.O.S. > chat 6:58
Set 2 (82:10)
Disc 2
1.tuning > Sing Sing Sing4:51
2.-> I Can't Dance4:31
3.-> Do The Dance15:35
4.Hold On To The Good Times > PA intro7:41
5.Caterpillar * > chat, JC intro5:12
6.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde # > tuning, "lost John's mike", chat, John's soliloquy10:04
7.Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey)7:51
8.Mojo Navigator10:21
9.Colorado Town //5:43
Set 3? (38:15)
10.crowd, chat, tuning > Jesse James10:16
Disc 3
1.Thirty Days3:29
2.-> Level With Me6:10
3.-> Closer8:37
Encore
4.Good Ol' Rock 'n' Roll2:59
5.-> Mona #11:24
6.I've Been in the Darkness > "Thank you, good night people"5:34
Total185:39


1st gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-04
recorded by Richard F. from France


Notes:
- "San Francisco" cuts in
- "Colorado Town" cuts out at very end
- "Good Ol' Rock & Roll" cuts in
- Vocals in "Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde", "Mona" very faint


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums



Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 18, 1985

Tracks
Set 1
Disc One:
1.Thirty Days4:13
2.Love4:28
3.Whiskey Wine & Women5:38
4.Sloop John B.6:50
5.Good Old Rock & Roll4:34
6.Dupree's Diamond Blues7:14
7.Overnight1:53
8.Do The Dance11:05
Set 2
9.Garbage Jam6:03
10.Blind Man4:05
11.Love Machine7:36
12.Colorado Town15:57
Disc 1 Total79:36
Disc Two:
1.Standing In NYC8:54
2.Mojo Navigator11:51
3.Motel Party Baby7:34
4.S.O.S.3:05
Set 3
5.Instrumental6:35
6.I Had A Dream9:35
7.Level With Me12:43
8.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde6:24
9.I Can't Dance7:30
10.Show Finale1:05
Disc 2 Total75:16


analog audience master recorded by mossa

Master: Sony ECM mics -> Sony TCD 5M -> Maxell MX tape (dolby in)

Transfer: Sony TCD 5M (master machine) -> Fostex CDR burner -> Adobe Audition -> Flac

Notes: A great show - lots of fun!


The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 16, 1985



Tracks
Set 1 - 43:23
1.chat > East Texas Is My Home3:34
2.-> Got Love5:07
3.Thirty Days5:07
4.Love Machine (inc DK intro) [12:16] >
tuning, chat about Valentine's Day
15:01
5.Beautiful City [4:00] >
chat about Rev Gary Davis, Spencer Dryden
8:23
6.Move Your Hand * w/Get Up Stand Up tease6:08
Set 2 - 55:24
1.chat, tuning > Mean Old World4:09
2.-> Do The Dance [11:29] > chat, JC intro, band intro15:29
3.Motel Party Baby # [4:47] > chat, tuning6:41
4.Betty And Dupree [6:10] > chat, tuning8:34
5.San Francisco3:54
6.Closer (inc band intro) > "We'll be back..."16:55
Set 3 - 61:45
1.chat "... the music is over... it's philosophy time...", poetry,
pigeons > Bucket Full Of Shit (with audience)
9:00
2.I Can't Dance4:48
3.Level With Me10:05
4.Sloop John B.4:34
5.-> S.O.S. /...6:36
6.tuning, chat > I'm Ready [Muddy Waters] * > chat5:40
7.I Had A Dream7:50
8.Mona # > Thank you's13:08
Total100:34


2nd gen analog sbd

Notes:
- Doug Kilmer sits in for Peter Albin
- At the start Barry says "Thank you very much. We'll be along for a few more numbers, about 15 minutes. Everybody hang loose. Thank you for coming down. The legendary Don Gsrret is here tonight..."


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Doug Kilmerbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums



Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA, March 2, 1985 (Late Show)

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 5, released July 26, 2022.

OAS 5


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Billed as Barry "The Fish" Melton and John "Lightning" Cipollina Band.

Bill


Tracks
First Set - 57:28
1.Intro0:35
2.Thirty Days3:30
3.Got Love3:59
4.Blind Man *2:53
5.banter - tuning4:33
6.Strange Ways4:06
7.Love Machine7:35
8.banter - tuning1:25
9.Motel Party Baby %5:38
10.banter - song intro4:00
11.Colorado Town5:32
12.banter - getting old1:57
13.The Dance (inc band intro)11:37
Second Set - 74:40
14.banter3:41
15.Overnight % > banter2:24
16.Suzie Q %3:29
17.banter7:21
18.I Can't Dance
19.Closer
20.Hokey Pokey
21.banter - audience rap
22.Honky Tonk Jekyll and Hyde %
23.Good Ol Rock and Roll
24.banter - poetry rap
25.Mountains In Dreamland
26.S.O.S. (Same Old Song)
27.Mona %9:21
Total132:08


Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes
Transfer: Cassette > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac16


Comments:
- Late Show with two sets
- Pitch corrected 0.5 semitones
- Tape flip in Hokey Pokey was edited seamlessly
- Tape issue in Mona was edited seamlessly at 4:26-4:40


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch corrected by Seth Kaplan
Quality Control and tagging by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Edited and mastered by Bruno July 2022


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums



The Farm, San Francisco, CA, April 12, 1985 (Incomplete)

Billed as The Melton-Chippolina[sic] Band.

Farm ad

As circulated May 2021.

Tracks
1.Strange Ways5:30
2.I Can't Dance4:30
3.-> Got Love4:36
4.-> Blind Man * > chat4:05
5.Betty and Dupree > band intro8:17
6.// Motel Party Baby #6:03
7.Do The Dance12:43
Total45:47


unknown gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-04

Notes:
- most likely incomplete (all I have)
- several channel problems during "I Can't Dance" repaired
- "Motel Party Baby" cuts in


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the John Cipollina section of the Live Music Archive.


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums


The Farm, San Francisco, CA, April 12, 1985 (Complete)

Billed as The Melton-Chippolina[sic] Band.

Farm ad

As circulated February 2022.

Tracks
1.I Can't Dance4:46
2.Got Love4:36
3.Blind Man * > chat3:54
4.Betty and Dupree > band intro8:51
5.Motel Party Baby #5:58
6.Do The Dance12:38
7.Colorado Town > chat7:02
8.chat > Hey, Hey, Hey6:22
9.Mona #9:23
10.Strange Ways > chat5:32
Total69:06


Source: Realistic Electret stereo microphone > Sony D5 > TDK D-90 cassette tape > Tascam 130 cassette deck > Edirol R44 > iMAC > Audacity > xACT > FLAC
Recorded by John Chapman aka Johnieappel
transferred 2/5/22

Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums, percussion



New George's, San Rafael, CA, May 31, 1985 (FLAC)

Tracks
Set I
1.// Tricky Dick
2.banter
3.Got Love
4.Colorado Town
5.I Can't Dance
6.Motel Party Baby //
7.Love Machine
8.S.O.S.
Set II
1.// San Francisco Shuffle
2.The Dance >
3.Gotta Hold On To The Good Times
4.Stormy Monday Blues (1) (2)
5.Thirty Days (1) (2)
6.Level With Me // (2)
7.// Closer (includes band intros) (2) (3)
Set III (partial) (2)
1.// Little Girl //
2.Good Old Rock And Roll >
3.She Gave Me The Sunshine
4.You're So Mean To Me (1) (3)
Total122:41


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, harmonica, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, pedal steel, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
guests:
Barbara Mauritzvocals (1)
Cash Farrarsaxophone (2)
Robbie Hoddinottguitar (3)


Source: Steve Keyser's VHS (low gen)
Lineage: VHS > Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in > Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 > wav 16/48 > Adobe Audition 1.5 > iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced > iZotope RX 2 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac16

Transfer and wav extraction by Doug Moon


Notes:
- a substantial number of small clicks have been removed.
- several patches of feed back have been attenuated.
- This was originally a mono recording. I tweaked it quite a lot with iZotope and it's turned out much better than I could have hoped for.
- Some tracks start very abruptly, others are slightly clipped at the beginning or end. This is because the video had been edited to cut out some of what went on between songs.


This is a very good show, makes me want to hear the rest of it.

My thanks to Steve and Doug.

edited and remastered
SIRMick
April 2013

New George's, San Rafael, CA, May 31, 1985 (DVD)

Tracks
Set I
1.//Tricky Dick
2.banter
3.Got Love
4.Colorado Town
5.I Can't Dance
6.Motel Party Baby//
7.Love Machine
8.S.O.S.
Set II
1.//San Francisco Shuffle
2.The Dance >
3.Gotta Hold On To The Good Times
4.Stormy Monday Blues (1) (2)
5.Thirty Days (1) (2)
6.Level With Me// (2)
7.//Closer (includes band intros) (2) (3)
Set III (partial) (2)
1.//Little Girl//
2.Good Old Rock And Roll >
3.She Gave Me The Sunshine
4.You're So Mean To Me (1) (3)
Total


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, harmonica, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, pedal steel, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums
guests:
Barbara Mauritzvocals (1)
Cash Farrarsaxophone (2)
Robbie Hoddinottguitar (3)


Single Cam - tripod mounted

Source: Steve Keyser's VHS (low gen)

Video: VHS > Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in > Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 (capture to AVI) > TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 > MPEG-2

Audio: VHS > Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in > Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 > wav 16/48 >

Transfer and wav extraction by Doug Moon

Audio Notes:
- a substantial number of small clicks have been removed.
- several patches of feed back have been attenuated.
- This was originally a mono recording. I tweaked it quite a lot with iZotope and it's turned out much better than I could have hoped for.
- edited with Adobe Audition 1.5, iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced and iZotope RX2 Advanced
Video Notes:
- The picture has been sharpened and a some colour adjustment has been made
edited with TMPGenc Video Editing Works 5
authored with TMPGenc Mastering Works 5


My thanks to Steve and Doug.

audio editing and remastering, video editing and DVD authoring
SIRMick
April 2013



Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 28, 1985

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 3, released July 1, 2022

OAS 3


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


J-card

J-Cards written by John Cipollina, photographed by Ed Perlstein.



Tracks
Set I - 44:28
1.Mojo Navigator6:02
2.banter/tuning1:31
3.San Francisco Shuffle4:35
4.banter/tuning1:23
5.Got Love4:29
6.banter/tuning 'band intro'2:06
7.Thirty Days4:59
8.banter/tuning
9.I Am A Pilgrim >
10.The Dance
Set II - 67:18
11.Strange Ways
12.Colorado Town
13.Hesitation Blues
14.banter (Spencer has a drum problem)
15.Codeine
16.Love Machine
17.Hold On To The Good Times
18.banter/tuning
19.Good Ol' Rock 'n' Roll
20.Jesse James
21.Closer
Set III - 53:14
22.Travelling
23.Level With Me >
24.In The Pines
25.I Can't Dance
26.tuning-banter
27.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde %5:23
28.I'd Rather Be A Newsboy In The USA Than A Ruler In A Foreign Land
29.banter/tuning
30.Sloop John B
31.S.O.S. (Same Old Song)
32.crowd/banter
33.Mona %9:18
Total165:01


Source: Master Soundboard Cassette
Transfer: Cassette > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage:: Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac16


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Quality control and files tagged by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
Edited and mastered by SIRMick


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums



Crissy Field Celebration @ Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA, July 4, 1985 (Partial)

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 2, released June 11, 2022

OAS 2


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
1.Betty and Dupree > chat10:44
2.Howard Hughes Blues (1)7:12
3.Dance With Me (2) > tuning12:27
4.chat > The Butcher's Boy9:30
5.Closer/
Total47:51


Source: Master Soundboard Cassette
Transfer: Cassette > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocal
Spencer Drydendrums
Guests:
Mike Wilhelm (1)guitar, vocals
Robbie Hoddinott (2)guitar, vocals


Comments:
- Partial recording
- Closer fades out at end
- Pitch corrected -1.9%


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked byBill Reutelhuber
Files tagged by Mike Schunke
Artwork by Bruno
Edited and mastered by Bruno
June 2022


Always available at www.archive.org/details/JohnCipollina


Big Chief Lodge, Truckee, CA, September 8, 1985

John Cipollina The Official Archive Series 1, released June 6, 2022

OAS 1


Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina's manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina's personal tapes, was given the approval of John's sister, Antonia, to share John's live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John's fans and collectors.


Tracks
Set I - 60:01
1.Intro > banter1:52
2.Stagger Lee > chat5:15
3.San Francisco Shuffle4:52
4.Love Machine
5.Betty And Dupree
6.tuning/banter
7.Honky Tonk Jekyll And Hyde
8.Colorado Town
9.The Butcher's Boy
Set II - 67:58
10.I Can't Dance
11.In The Pines >
12.Got Love
13.Blind Man (1)
14.Motel Party Baby
15.banter/tuning, intro of Harold Aceves
16.Hold On To The Good Times (2)
17.Do The Dance (2)
18.You Gave Me The Sunshine (2)
19.I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag (2)
20.Level With Me (2)
21.Sweet Jane (2)(*)
Set III - 29:23
22.//New York Town >
23.Hokey Pokey >
24.Mona
Total157:22


Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes
Transfer: Cassette > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16/44.1
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 9 Advanced > iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac16


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocal (1)
Spencer Drydendrums
Guest:
Harold Acevesdrums (2), vocal *


Comments:
- There's something going on in "You Gave Me The Sunshine" starting around 4:30, sounds like Ravel's "Bolero"


Source provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Files tagged by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Photo by Ed Perlstein at www.musicimages.com
Edited and mastered by SIRMick
May 2022

always available at www.archive.org/details/JohnCipollina


New George's, San Rafael, CA, September 26, 1985

Tracks
Disc 1
1.I Can't Dance (soundcheck) 3:02
2.Love 3:44
3."we're all rich" 2:59
4.Love Machine 11:31
5.Motel Party Baby 6:07
6.Dupree's Diamond Blues 6:34
7.The Dance 14:15
Total48:16
Disc 2
1.San Francisco Shuffle 3:39
2.She Gave Me The Green Light 4:01
3.Halls of Montezuma ditty 1:20
4.S.O.S. 6:38
5.Hey Hey Hey 5:28
6.Closer >
Mona //
11:53
Total33:01


Only the first 60 seconds of Mona exist on this recording
Source: SBD > Cassette > ?? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > edits > FLAC
Flac conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Editing notes:
- I amplified the talk tracks and filtered out some of the hiss so it's easier to hear Barry chatting on those. All music tracks were left alone as far as amping and filtering.
- The Dance was split between both discs (faded out at the end of disc one, faded in at the beginning of disc 2). To join the two portions into one track as seamlessly as possible, I had to delete about 1.5 seconds of Spencer's solo, and presumably a second or two were lost in the initial split (maybe for a tape flip), but the final product sounds pretty durn good! The splice is at 8:28, see if you can find it.


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Doug Kilmerbass
Spencer Drydendrums
Peter Walshguitar
vocals on disc 2



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 27, 1985

As received November 2022, dated as September 28.

JC played with Thunder & Lightning at the Chi Chi Club, San Francisco on September
28
. Thanks to Greg who checked newspaper listings to confirm the correct dates.

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Tracks
1.crowd shouting > Love Machine10:59
2.Sloop John B. [5:11] > crowd, tuning6:44
3.Do The Dance [7:44] >
crowd, chat "We're playing 3 sets tonight", tuning
11:44
4.You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover7:17
5.? [1:36] > tuning [0:34] > ? > tuning, crowd8:52
6.Take a Whiff (On Me)3:56
7.I Can't Dance > chat, tuning5:12
8....Stagger Lee > chat, tuning4:37
9.Level With Me5:38
10.-> Closer8:35
11.Wabash Cannonball2:01
12.Good Old Rock & Roll5:05
Total80:47


1st gen analog audience recording

Notes:
- incomplete; Barry mentions a full 3 set show, but this is all that was recorded
- taper paused between several songs
- the crowd is noisy


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Spencer Drydendrums
Peter Albinbass, vocals



Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, November 30, 1985

Tracks
Set 1 - 36:28
1.Louie Louie * > chat3:37
2.Blind Man * > chat, crowd5:15
3.Suzie Q # > chat, crowd5:39
4.Hesitation Blues % > chat4:28
5.Bigelow 69000 # 3:06
6.Motel Party Baby #5:37
7.Caterpillar * > chat3:58
8.Hoochie Coochie Man % > chat4:50
Set 2 - 36:55
1.chat > Got Love3:49
2.I Can't Dance4:46
3.Do The Dance > tuning10:13
4.Betty and Dupree6:21
5.Mojo Navigator6:03
6.My My Hey Hey > chat5:40
Set 3 - 53:40
1.Green Onions > chat5:13
2.San Francisco3:59
3.-> Love Machine > tuning14:24
4.Codine5:19
5.Mona > "Thanks very much", crowd, "What?"16:18
Encore:
6.Save Our Souls > "We'll be back again Friday 19 December"8:24
Total127:04


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2020-10 (16-44)


Notes:
- Barry Melton was absent for Set 1, so none of the songs he sings are played
- the band ask for requests after some songs in Set 1


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocalsSets 2, 3 only
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums, vocals %



Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, December 13, 1985

As received November 2022

Tracks
Set 1 - 60:15
1.Jingle Bells (instrumental)2:40
2.God Rest You Merry Gentlemen > Deck The Halls (instrumentals) 1:23
3.Louie Louie [4:14] > chat, tuning6:09
4.Do The Dance > chat, tuning13:18
5.Love Machine > chat, PA intro8:02
6.Blind Man * > JC intro4:46
7.Motel Party Baby # > chat6:51
8.I Can't Dance4:55
9.Sloop John B.5:03
10.S.O.S. > chat, crowd8:04
Set 2 - 18:17
1.instrumental jam2:03
2.'Til I'm Gone > chat6:07
3.Butcher's Boy10:06
Total78:33


1st gen analog audience

Notes:
- this may be incomplete as Set 2 is so short; they played 127 mins, 3 sets, at the same venue just 2 weeks before, on November 30. The recording stops immediately after the last song.
- Barry talks to Charlie about monitor problems after set 1, tracks 4, 5, & 6
- Barry mentions a semi-non-functioning microphone after set 2, track 2


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Spencer Drydendrums
Peter Albinbass, vocals *



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, December 14, 1985

As circulated March 2018



Tracks
1.chat > Babylon6:59
2.I Can't Dance5:33
3.Got Love5:32
4.In The Pines5:29
5.unknown [4:38] > chat about the old days7:06
6.JC intro [2:05] > Motel Party Baby #7:33
7.chat, crowd, tuning [1:30] > Mountains in Dreamland?5:37
8.crowd, tuning [1:14] > Sun is Shining5:39
9.tuning, PA intro > Blind Man *4:12
10.SD intro, crowd [1:31] > Suzie Q4:47
11.chat [2:17] > The Dance10:53
12.chat, MW intro, tuning [1:58] > unknown % [3:05] > Howard Hughes Blughes %10:25
Total79:51


Labeled as a Soundboard
Sounds like an audience (Stage Mics?)


Unknown Gen
Unknown CD Trade
My CDs > Itunes 16/48 Wav > Xact Flac8





Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Spencer Drydendrums
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Guest:
Michael Wilhelm %guitar, vocals



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, December 27, 1985

As circulated September 2020

SFE Listing



Tracks
Set 1 - 17:24
1...Codine6:08
2.Closer (inc band intro)11:16
Set 2 - 61:28
1.Auld Lang Syne > chat > Betty and Dupree7:48
2.I Can't Dance
3.Suzie Q
4.Babylon
5.Colorado Town
6.Hey Hey My My
7.Love Machine
8.Mona
Total78:54


unknown analog aud

Notes:
- The date of this show is quite uncertain. According to Charlie Keyser's listings (http://www.johncipollina.com/audio.html) John performed this date:
- Charlie's Christmas Allstars
- So this would be the main show for this date - any help in researching the correct date (or confirming this as correct).


Notes:
- Incomplete (most of Set 1 is mssing)
- Greg Elmore sits in for Spencer Dryden.
-


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals #
Greg Elmoredrums
Peter Albinbass, vocals *



Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 4, 1986

Via DimeaDozen, May 2010.

Saloon ad


Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out3:53
2.Dance With Me2:55
3.Child Ballad # 1634:19
4.Stagger Lee5:35
5.The Ocean3:36
6.Butcher's Boy > chat, band intro12:03
7.Motel Party Baby5:48
8.You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover > chat 7:07
9.Level With Me (inc band intro)12:55
Set 2
10.San Francisco4:12
11.Do The Dance10:11
12.Blind Man4:46
Disc 1 Total77:22
Disc 2
1.Standing On The Mountain4:52
2.I Can't Dance6:09
3.Honky Tonk Jekyl & Hyde5:17
4.Feel-Like-Fixin' Rag4:06
5.Mountains in Dreamland Ships Out Of Sea3:54
6.Colorado Town Can't Be True5:55
7.SOS7:20
Set 3
8.Love5:04
9.Mama Don't Allow Me6:07
10.Hold On To The Good Times5:31
11.Goodies To Get You High4:25
12.Closer12:24
13.Mona6:07
Disc 2 Total77:13
Total154:35


analog audience master recorded by mossa

Recording: 2 x Sennheiser KD 2002 mcs -> Sony TCD 5 (Dolby on) -> Maxell MX cassettes

Transfer: Sony TCD 5 M (Mastering deck) -> Fostex CDR burner -> Adobe Audition - > Flac

Comments: Recorded on my 2nd trip to CA in Jan 1986 this was a great show by the boys!
The year before I met JC at 2 shows (Fish & Chip and Terry & Pirates show) and he was ok with recording both.
This time he even akes if my equipement might be good enough to get a proper sound!
So listen to this, I'm sure you will enjoy the show.
Have fun, m


Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar
Peter Albinbass
Spencer Drydendrums



New George's, San Rafael, CA, March 27, 1986

Tracks
Set 1
1.//30 Days
2.Got Love
3.banter
4.Hesitation Blues (Oh, Baby, Must I Hesitate?)
5.banter/tuning
6.Stagger Lee
7.banter/tuning
8.Level With Me
9.Jesse James
10.banter
11.Tricky//Dicky
12.I Can't Dance
13.banter/Easter Parade/tuning
14.Motel Party Baby
Total63:57


Source: Unknown audience recording > Cass (1st Gen)
Lineage: Cass > Sony D5 > Edirol > 24/48 > Adobe Audition 3 > Izotope RX 4 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16


Notes:
- "30 Days" fades in.
- "Tricky Dicky" has a crossfade where there was a tape flip.


Thank to John Moses for the tapes and John Bleich for the transfer

edited and mastered SIRMick October 2014

Personnel
Barry "The Fish" Meltonguitar, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals
Spencer Drydendrums



Grant Street Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 27, 1986 (FLAC)

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Barry Talk, Tuning 1:14
2.Colorado Town 6:51
3.Babble On 6:26
4.Barry Talk 4:13
5.Tuning, Baseball Talk 2:14
6.San Francisco 4:41
7.Barry Talk, Saloon Staff Intros 5:37
8.Tuning (Satisfaction) 0:18
9.Walkin' Blues --> 3:52
10.Thirty Days 4:14
Second Set
11.Barry Talk, Tuning 1:13
12.Been In Darkness Too Long 10:56
13.Tuning 0:57
14.Hesitation Blues 6:12
15.Intros, John Talk 2:23
16.Overnight 1:40
17.John Talk 0:42
18.Motel Party Baby 7:26
19.Tuning 0:59
20.New York Town 6:38
Disc 1 Total78:46
Disc 2
21.Good Old Rock & Roll 3:39
22.Barry broken string, Tuning 2:40
23.The Dance 13:02
Third Set
24.Good Times 4:10
25.I Can't Dance 4:26
26.Soviet Band Tuning 2:44
27.Hands Across The Water * (Edit gap) 18:02
28.Johnny B. Goode (Russian) * --> 2:33
29.Johnny B. Goode (English) * --> 3:21
30.It's All Over Now * --> 6:13
31.Spoonful * 1:53
32.Soviet Band Intros 1:39
33.Barry Talk, Tuning 1:05
34.Mojo Navigator 5:59
35.Russian Jam 3:03
36.Tuning, Talk 0:52
Disc 2 Total75:19
Disc 3
37.Mona 8:04
Disc 3 Total8:04
Total162:10


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics
Location: Tables against wall
Tapers: Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller
Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Walsh Bass, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
* Soviet Band with Cipollina


Grant Street Saloon, San Francisco, CA, September 27, 1986 (DVD)

Tracks
Third Set
1.tuning
2.Good Times
3.I Can't Dance
4.Barry invites members of Flowers (Stas Namin,
as he refers to them) up on stage > tuning
5.Blues Jam (with improvised lyrics) *
6.//Johnny B. Goode * >
7.It's All Over Now > Spoonful *
8.Flowers intros / Barry Talking, Tuning
9.Mojo Navigator
Total


Video Source: Steve Keyser's VHS (low gen)
Lineage: VHS > Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in >
Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 (capture to AVI) > TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 > MPEG-2 *

Audio Sources:

VHS > Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in > Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 > wav 16/48 *

* Transfer and wav extraction by Doug Moon

Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics
Location: Tables against wall
Tapers: Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller
Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC


Video Notes:
- The picture is quite dark until a light was put on around the 15:50 mark so I have lightened it a little.
- Encoded with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5
- DVD authored with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5
Audio Notes:
# I split the sources 70/30 across the channels. The left channel is predominantly from the soundtrack and the right from the aud tape. This has the effect of widening the stereo field.
- There are some momentary sound problems with the tape around 1:06 and 17:10.
- It was necessary to patch the soundtrack in several places but only for a few seconds on each occasion.
- Edited with Adobe Aution 1.5 and polished with iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced
Comments:
Flowers were the first Russian band to tour the West after Perestroika. Their leader was Stas Namin. He's quite a character and has an interesting history. See his website http://www.stasnamin.com/index.html.


My thanks to Steve, Doug and the tapers Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis.

A Dewins Production

audio editing, video encoding and DVD authoring
SIRMick
February 2013

Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Walsh Bass, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
* Flowers and John Cipollina



Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, October 17, 1986



Tracks
Set 1 - 44:59
Disc 1 - 73:18
1.chat > Jesse James7:40
2.Got Love 4:46
3.tuning, Barry baseball talk 1:57
4.Third Degree 8:20
5.band intro2:35
6.Suzy Q 3:57
7.Barry talk, Intro 1:44
8.They Kicked Me Out Of The Band * > SD intro4:22
9.tuning 1:06
10.Colorado Town > "we'll be back in a flash"8:29
Set 2
11.Sloop John B 5:25
12.Barry talk 0:55
13.I Can't Dance --> 5:19
14.The Dance --> 9:34
15.Green Light * 7:06
Disc 2
1.intro 0:40
2.Motel Party Baby 7:16
3.unknown 5:09
4.San Francisco 4:49
Set 3
5.Keep On Truckin' Mama 2:54
6.Barry talk 1:23
7.Good Old Rock And Roll --> 3:36
8.Love Machine 8:59
9.Peter Walsh talk 0:35
10.I Can't Dance * 5:48
11.Mona 11:39
Encores
12.Irish Tune 3:22
13.Barry talk 0:27
14.Good Times 5:06
Total135:03


Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics
Taper: Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller
Lineage: CASS/1 > WAV > FLAC


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Walsh Bass, Vocals *
Spencer Dryden Drums



Grant Street Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 25, 1986

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1./Third Degree 7:35
2.tuning, talk 1:56
3.Unknown 4:23
4.Barry baseball talk, Tuning 3:15
5.Thirty Days --> 5:22
6.Got Love 3:51
7.intro 0:41
8.Suzy Q 4:57
Second Set
9.unknown 4:02
10.Butcher's Boy 7:24
11.tuning 2:02
12.Move Your Hand * 5:30
13.tuning 0:53
14.I'm Goin' Down * 6:34
15.Barry talk, Tuning 3:59
16.I Can't Dance 4:30
17.intro 0:26
18.Blind Man 3:46
19.intro, talk 0:39
20.Motel Party Baby 6:51
Disc 1 Total78:34
Disc 2
Third Set
1.Barry talk, tuning 6:00
2.Stagger Lee 5:26
3.Barry baseball talk 1:03
4.Hey Hey Hey --> 5:21
5.Closer 15:06
6.SOS --> 5:12
7.San Francisco --> 4:11
8.Strange Way 5:24
9.Mona 11:40
Disc 2 Total59:23
Total137:56


Source: Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics
Location: Tables against wall
Tapers: Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller
Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
Peter Walsh Bass, Vocals
Spencer Dryden Drums
Guest:
Doug Kilmer Bass, Vocals*



O. T. Price Music Hall, Santa Cruz, CA, January 15, 1987

Tracks
Disc 1
1.San Francisco Shuffle 4:30
2.Love 4:15
3.chatter 3:19
4.Love Machine 8:21
5.Move Your Hand (I Can't See) >
Get Up Stand Up >
Move Your Hand
7:54
6.chatter 2:57
7.Motel Party Baby 7:36
8.I Can't Dance 6:08
9.Butcher's Boy 10:34
10.Bright Sun Is Shining 7:28
11.I'm Going Down Down Down 7:31
Total70:33
Disc 2
1.intro 0:29
2.Closer 14:12
3.The Dance // 8:00
Total22:41


Source: John Horton's Cassette Master > JH's DAT > Rick Childs' DAT Clone > RC's CDR Dub > cdrparanoia > WAV > FLAC

Thanks to Rick Childs for the CDR copy of this show

Converted to WAV then FLAC by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew)

Martin Luther King Jr's birthday. Spencer Dryden was going to play drums, but he had the flu.

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Doug Kilmer Bass
Greg Elmore Drums



The Saloon, Grant Street, San Francisco, CA, February 13, 1987

Tracks
Set 1 - 40:32
1.Keep On Truckin'5:50
2.-> San Francisco4:17
3.-> Got Love4:36
4.-> Babylon4:41
5.-> Love Machine > band intro, vallium overdose, Rene the waitress, Jules the bartender15:35
6.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde5:31
Set 2 - 51:53
1.crowd > Hold On To The Good Times6:14
2.Colorado Town > PA intro5:45
3.Hesitation Blues * > JC intro4:52
4.Caravan0:51
5.-> Motel Party Baby # > tuning > short instrumental > chat9:00
6.Closer11:08
7.-> Betty & Dupree //5:50
8.// Do The Dance > "We'll be back... One more set to go"8:10
Set 3 - 59:49
1.crowd > Stagger Lee5:31
2.-> Codine6:53
3.-> Butcher's Boy > "It's Valentine's Day. No longer the very unlucky Friday the 13th"10:15
4.Valentine Day joking & songs5:40
5.-> I Can't Dance4:33
6.-> Bad Luck And Trouble7:40
7.-> Save Our Souls > applause6:12
8.-> Mona > "Good night"13:03
Total152:15


1st gen analog audience recording
recorded on Sony D-05; NAK 300's
tape provided by TB - thanks as always, my friend
digital transfer 02-2021


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals #
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Spencer Drydendrums


Notes:
- Betty & Dupree cuts off at very end (tape flip)
- Do The Dance cuts in



The Saloon, Grant Street, San Francisco, CA, April 25, 1987

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Opening Instrumental4:28
2.Love Machine > chat, inc band intro14:25
3.Standing On The Mountain > chat4:58
4.Thirty Days > chat > They Threw Me Out Of The Band ('acapella')6:19
5.They Threw Me Out Of The Band (full band) > chat3:53
6.Motel Party Baby6:29
7.San Francisco /cut3:55
8.Stagger Lee > chat4:48
9.I Can't Dance5:16
10.Do The Dance11:08
11.Choo Choo Boogie4:17
12.Peter Walsh tune3:17
Disc 2
1.audience, jammin', chat4:19
2.Dynamite1:34
3.Suzie Q4:02
4.Colorado Town Can't Be True4:46
5.Got Love4:45
6.Hold On To The Good Times4:37
7.Mojo Navigator > chat5:06
8.House Of The Rising Sun4:43
9.Mountains in Dreamland Ships Out Of The Sea4:09
10.Level With Me14:34
11.Green Light5:29
12.Mona9:29
Total140:58


Guest: eter Walsh *

Notes: Again "shoebox" time... much storytelling by Barry, fun show! There were several cuts on the master cassettes.

analog audience master recording by TB
Master Cassettes - CDWave - Adobe Audition

Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals, Chat
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter WalshBass
Spencer DrydenDrums



Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, November 21, 1987

Tracks
Disc 1
1.I Can't Dance 4:45
2.talk 0:40
3.The Dance 12:44
4.talk 1:27
5.Codeine 8:43
6.Hold Onto The Good Times 4:50
7.Mona // 10:15
Total43:27
Disc 2
1.// Level With Me 6:05
2.30 Days 4:09
3.band intro 0:46
4.Blindman 4:47
5.talk 3:32
6.Motel Party Baby 5:27
7.talk 0:35
8.Love 4:17
9.Closer 11:25
Total41:34


SBD > Mono Cassette > CDR (2) > cdrparanoia > repairs (Amadeus II) > WAV > FLAC
Repairs and FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Other comments:
-All of the tuning and chatter were at the beginning of each track, so I moved those sections to the end of each track.
-d2t09: 4:30 - 4:35 has some very small tape skips.


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass
Greg Elmore Drums
Guest:
Greg DouglassSlide Guitar



O. T. Price Music Hall, Soquel, CA, December 4, 1987

As circulated September 2020.



Tracks
Disc 1 - 40:22
1.Mojo Navigator [4:24] > chat, band intro, tuning6:58
2.Level With Me9:00
3.I Can't Dance4:30
4.Got Love [4:26] > political chat, tuning, PA intro6:01
5.Blind Man * [5:08] > long JC intro8:38
6.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde % 5:12
Disc 2 - 44:16
1.Stagger Lee [3:50] > chat to sound man, 'George'6:58
2.Thirty Days [4:25] > chat, JC intro, tuning7:18
3.Motel Party Baby % > chat5:51
4.Love Machine >10:20
5.Mona (w drum solo) //13:48
Total84:38


unknown analog sbd

Other comments:
- Greg Elmore sits in for Spencer Dryden
- Random(?) clicks(?) during some songs on disc 2


Personnel
Barry Meltonguitars, vocals
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals %
Peter Albinbass, vocals *
Greg Elmoredrums


O. T. Price Music Hall, Soquel, CA, December 4, 1987

As circulated April 2018.



Tracks
1.// Mojo Navigator Butcher's Boy5:02
2.chat, band intro, tuning [2:38] > Level With Me11:51
3.I Can't Dance4:40
4.Got Love The Dance4:35
5.political chat, tuning, PA intro > Blind Man6:50
6.Melton's intro for Cipollina (Best one yet)3:20
7.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde5:37
8.Stagger Lee (chat missing)3:48
9.30 Days4:28
10.chat > Motel Party Baby6:07
11.chat > Love Machine10:40
12.Mona //12:56
Total79:59


Soundboard
Keyser's Master Cassette > My First Gen Cassette > Dat
Nachamichi > Sony Pcm R500 Dat > Hhb 830 Cdr > Itunes 16/48 > Xact Flac8


Sound Gets Muddy/Hissy Near End


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, February 19, 1988

Tracks
Set 1
1.Love Machine6:52
2.Thirty Days4:24
3.Got Love3:48
4.intro's1:52
5.Move Your Hand6:36
6.Motel Party Baby6:27
7.Barry talk5:38
8.I'm Going Down5:44
Set 2
9.The Dance7:47
10.Gal of Mine >4:44
11.Third Degree6:01
12.I Can't Dance5:17
13.Born in Chicago6:07
14.Level With Me7:29
15.tuning0:39
16.Codeine >7:03
17.Mona13:55
Total100:23


Source: ECM23F > D5 > Master Cassette, Audience

Lineage: MC > D5 > Creative SB > Roxio 7.5 (PCM/16/44.1) > WAV> FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC 16

Taped by: Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller


As Distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1478:46
Disc 2: 15 - 1721:37
Alternative Layout:
Disc 1: Set 1 ( 1 - 8 )41:21
Disc 2: Set 2 ( 9 - 17 )59:02


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Doug Kilmer Bass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Musicworks, San Francisco, CA, March 25, 1988

Tracks
Set 1
1.Jam5:16
2.-> Babylon > chat4:35
3.Thirty Days4:37
4.-> Got Love > chat, 'band intro'5:45
5.Motel Party Baby > chat6:44
6.Love Machine > chat8:37
Set 2
1.Bright Sun Is Shining7:17
2.I Can't Dance > chat6:46
3.Blind Man4:59
4.Hold On To The Good Times5:02
5.Mona16:13
Total75:56


2nd gen analog audience recording
digital transfer 2021-10 (16-44)


Notes: - seems to be the complete show (but a very short one...)

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Odyssey Room, Sunnyvale, CA, April 15, 1988

Tracks
Set 1
1.Love Machine9:18
2.Got Love4:23
3.intro's2:35
4.San Francisco Shuffle4:56
5.intro, talk0:41
6.Motel Party Baby6:24
7.talk, tuning1:00
8.Been in Darkness Too Long6:13
9.Level With Me13:04
Set 2
10.Closer8:54
11.I Can't Dance5:39
12.Barry talk1:07
13.S.O.S.6:04
14.Colorado Town6:24
15.Blind Man4:59
16.The Dance >8:48
17.Mona19:10
Total109:39


Source: Soundboard > D5 > Master Cassette, SBD

Lineage: Master Cassette, SBD > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC 16

Taped by: Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller


As Distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1476:42
Disc 2: 15 - 1732:57
Alternative Layout:
Disc 1: Set 1 ( 1 - 9 )48:34
Disc 2: Set 2 ( 10 - 17 )61:05


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Fabulous 50's, Hayward, CA, April 23, 1988 (FLAC)

Tracks
Set 1
1.Thirty Days3:49
2.Barry talk0:28
3.Got Love4:28
4.Barry baseball talk2:11
5.Love Machine9:12
6.Barry nostalgia talk1:53
7.Good Old Rock and Roll5:03
8.Good Times4:49
9.Level With Me6:51
10./ intro's4:29
11.tuning0:37
12.Been in Darkness Too Long6:10
Set 2
13.Gal of Mine >4:17
14.I Can't Dance >5:29
15.Closer11:28
16.Barry talk, intro1:04
17.Blind Man5:05
18.Honky Tonk5:40
19.tuning0:53
20.Dupree5:31
21.Colorado Town >6:27
22.The Dance12:13
Set 3
23./ Take a Whiff on Me3:32
24.Hokey Pokey >9:55
25.Mona18:39
Total140:13


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Lineage: Master Cassette, Audience > WAV > FLAC

Taped by: Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller


As Distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1777:23
Disc 2: 18 - 2562:50
Alternative Layout:
Disc 1: Set 1 ( 1 - 12 )50:00
Disc 2: Set 2 ( 13 - 22 )58:07
Disc 3: Set 3 ( 23 - 25 )32:06


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums


Fabulous 50's, Hayward, CA, April 23, 1988 (DVD) (Partial)

Tracks
Set 2
1.I Can't Dance >5:29
2.Closer11:28
3.Blind Man5:05
Set 3
4./ Take a Whiff on Me3:32
5.Hokey Pokey >9:55
6.Mona18:39
Total140:13


Video Source: Steve Keyser's VHS (unknown gen)
Lineage: VHS > Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS Deck > Canopus ADVC110 (using S-Video) > Firewire in >
Sony Vegas Video Pro 12 (capture to AVI) > TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 > MPEG-2 *
Transferred by Doug Moon *


Audio Source:

Master Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics
Location: Tables against wall
Tapers: Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Barry "The Fish" MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums


Video Notes:
- The picture was fairly dark so I have lightened it a little.
- "I Can't Dance" and "Take A Whiff" are almost complete. "Closer" has a splice it and is only a part of the whole. "Blind Man" has three splices in it. "Mona" is the last 9:28.
- Encoded with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5.
- DVD authored with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5.
Audio Notes:
- I remastered the audio to bring up the highs and adjusted the levels.
- Edited with Adobe Aution 1.5 and polished with iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced.


My thanks to Steve, Doug and the tapers Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis.

A Dewins Production

audio editing, video encoding and DVD authoring
SIRMick
February 2013



Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1988

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Intro 2:16
2.Motel Party Baby 7:50
3.I'm Ready * 4:30
4.Five Long Years * + 6:49
5.Spoonful * 7:45
6.Blind Man * 5:24
7.Betty & Dupree ° 6:21
8.Got Love * ° 4:08
Disc 1 Total45:07
Disc 2
1.Suzie Q + % ° 9:14
2.Red House + % ° 8:28
3.Hold On To The Good Times4:42
4.Mona * 12:47
Disc 2 Total35:13


Soundboard
Great energy show
Master R.TO R. > Equalizer > CD > EAC > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
John Cipollina
Barry Melton
Peter Albin
Spencer Dryden
With special guests:
Kathy McDonaldVocals*
Dickie Peterson
(from Blue Cheer)
Bass
Vocals
+
%
Danny Kalb
(from Blues Project)
Guitar°



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 18, 1988

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Tuning, Talk 1:04
2.Wine, Women & Whiskey 3:43
3.Love Machine 10:10
4.Talk 2:29
5.Third Degree 5:33
6.Talk 2:09
7.Thirty Days 4:10
8.Talk 1:44
9.San Francisco Bay Blues 3:14
10.Talk, Tuning 2:41
11.Gal Of Mine 4:34
Second Set
12.Stagger Lee 4:03
13.Sloop John B. 3:54
14.Talk 1:01
15.The Dance 8:40
16.Talk, Tuning 2:42
17.I Can't Dance 4:48
18.Intros 3:03
19.Hesitation Blues 5:56
Disc 1 Total75:38
Disc 2
20.Intro, Talk 3:12
21.Honky Tonk Jekyll & Hyde 5:17
22.Closer 11:12
Third Set
23.Mojo Navigator 5:47
24.Codeine 6:44
25.Tuning 0:47
26.Mona 15:32
Encore
27.Good Times 5:06
Disc 2 Total53:37


Source: Master Cassette, Soundboard

Equipment: Sony D5

Taper: Roger Miller

Digitized by: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Peri's, Fairfax, CA, August 12, 1988 (Aud)

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Down By The SF Bay 3:18
2.Got Love 3:44
3.The Sun Is Shining 3:59
4.Love Machine 7:18
5.Chit Chat! 8:11
6.I've Been In The Darkness6:06
Set 2
7.I like To Have My Fun 5:15
8.The Dance 8:03
9.I Can't Dance 5:37
10.Third Degree Blues 4:41
11.Blind Man 3:42
Disc 1 Total59:59
Disc 2
1.Closer 10:38
2.Level With Me 6:52
Set 3
3.Mean Ol' Stagger Lee 4:40
4.Got To Hold On 4:19
5.Butchers Boy 6:33
6.Codine 9:11
7.Good Ol' Rock n Roll 3:59
Disc 2 Total46:15


1st Gen Recording From Master Cassette

Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone

D6 > NAKCR1A > NAKCR3A > Hard Drive > Flac6>

"Thanks to my good friend Don for taping one of John's last shows."

Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums


Peri's, Fairfax, CA, August 12, 1988 (Sbd)

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.San Francisco Bay Blues
2.Got Love
3.The Sun Is Shining
4.Love Machine
5.Chit Chat
6.I've Been In The Darkness
Set 2
Disc 2>
1.I Like To Have My Fun
2.The Dance
3.I Can't Dance
4.Third Degree
5.Blind Man
6.Closer
7.Level With Me
Set 3
8.Stagger Lee
9.Got To Hold On
10.Butchers Boy
11.Codeine
12.Good Ol' Rock n Roll
Total


SBD
1st Gen Recording From Master Cassette Sony D6 w/Sony Stereo Microphone

This recording, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the John Cipollina section in the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.



O.T. Price's, Santa Cruz, CA, September 3, 1988


Tracks
Set I
1.intro/banter
2.Whiskey, Wine and Women >
3.Got Love
4.Love Machine
5.banter
6.Motel Party Baby
7.banter
8.Superbird
9.Tricky Dicky
10.banter
11.I Can't Dance//
Set II (dedicated to Roy Buchanan)
1.banter
2.Bring It With You When You Come >
3.Hold On To The Good Times
4.banter
5.Blind Man
6.banter
7.Hey Hey Hey
8.San Francisco
9.The Dance
Total90:56


Source: SBD Cassette (low gen) - purchased from eBay
Transfer: cassette > Nakamich CD! > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz)> dBpoweramp > wav 24/96
Lineage: wav 24/96 > iZotope RX8 Advanced > iZoytope Neutron 2 Advanced > Cd Wave > Flac24


NB This may not be the whole show.

transferred, edited and mastered
SIRMick, September 2021


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 1, 1988

This came to me as 'Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 1, 1988', but
the announcer definitely says "Welcome to the Chi Chi Club" in track 1.

Barry says "first day of October 1988" before they start playing, so the date IS correct!


Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.crowd/tuning > intro "Welcome to the Chi Chi Club" >
Keep On Truckin' > chat
5:44
2.? Til' I'm Gone3:42
3.? > chat (no opening act, Zeke & the Mountaineers, The Washed-Up Jug Band)4:33
4.A Miner's Life > chat (mining songs)5:27
5.? There Ain't No Flies On Me > chat 4:06
6.Louie Louie > chat3:38
7.? Jesus Was A Jew > chat4:56
8.I Can't Dance > chat > crowd5:51
Set 2
9.crowd/tuning > Got Love5:07
10.Colorado Town Can't Be True > chat6:36
Disc 2
1.Hesitation Blues > chat5:23
2.chat (band intro) > Suzie Q > chat (money)9:17
3.Walking Blues4:40
4.Closer > chat (break)12:10
5.crowd > San Francisco Bay Blues > chat (natives)6:37
6.Hold On To The Good Times4:35
7.Jesse James > tuning7:49
8.instrumental2:43
9.Mona (w/Tequila tease) > applause16:29
Total119:32


1st gen. analog audience

Notes:
- In set 1, track 3 Barry says that the band are too cheap to hire a support act, and anyway, this way they get the money the support act would have been given
- They intend to play the first set as if they were a bad support act, a country band, so that the audience will be 'blown away' by the second set
- There's some 'taper chat' after a break at the end of the last track


Personnel
Barry MeltonGuitar, Vocals
Peter AlbinBass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums
John CipollinaGuitars, Vocals



Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 20, 1989

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1./Stagger Lee * 4:30
2.Got Love * 4:41
3.Barry, talk, etc 3:28
4.I Can't Dance --> 5:29
5.Love Machine 9:43
6.Barry, Intros 2:42
7.They Kicked Me Out Of The Band 3:59
8.After Midnight ** 6:43
Second Set
9.Barry, talk, etc 0:46
10.By The San Francisco Bay 4:02
11.The Dance --> 6:56
12.That Gal Of Mine 5:15
13.Codine 7:43
14.Barry, Intro 1:53
15.Green Light 4:52
Disc 1 Total72:43
Disc 2
16.Thirty Days --> 3:22
17.Level With Me 8:24
Encore
18.Mona 15:22
Disc 2 Total27:08


* Without John Cipollina
** With Merl Saunders on Keyboards, Vocals

Source: Master Cassette, Soundboard

Equipment: Sony D5

Taper: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

This show was billed as John Cipollina comeback show. John was very ill during this time.
This was one of the last Cipollina shows that I recorded. Sadly, John Cipollina passed away on May 29, 1989. He is sorely missed.

This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter Walsh Bass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



Chi Chi Club. San Francisco, CA. February 18, 1989

Tracks
Set 1 - 49:13
1.tuning > Just A Little Bit (1)(2)
2.-> Thirty Days (1)(2)
3.They Kicked Me Out Of The Band (1)(2)
4.Love Machine
5.Standing Down In NY Town (Hey Hey Hey)
6.I Can't Dance
7.-> Closer
Set 2 - 34:58
1....Got Love (2)
2.Level With Me (2)
3.Hold On To The Good Times
4.Green Light (2)
5.Who Do You Love?
Total84:12


unknown analog sbd recording

w/Pete Walsh

Notes:
- sounds as if someone did same de-noising on this one
- (1) w/out John Cipollina for first 3 songs
- (2) w/ Peter Walsh - Vocals, Guitars


Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, February 25, 1989

Tracks
Set 1 - 57:37
1.Whiskey, Wine & Women (1) > tuning4:30
2.Butcher's Boy (1)7:56
3.Do The Dance (1) > tuning, chat8:21
4.I Can't Dance (1) > tuning, chat6:38
5.Bad Luck & Trouble (1) > chat, PA intro9:34
6.Hesitation Blues * (1)4:49
7.Love Machine (1) (inc end of set chat, band intro) > Thank you's15:40
Set 2 - 30:39
1.HS intro > Colorado Town (2) > HS outro, chat12:13
2.San Francisco > chat, BF intro5:25
3.Orange Blossom Special (1) > tuning5:54
4.Betty and Dupree // (1)7:06
Total88:12


unknown gen. analog sbd

Notes:
- tape flip in "Love Machine"
- "Betty and Dupree" cuts out
- (1) Bob Flurie - Guitar
- (2) Howard Spector - Harp


Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco CA, March 10, 1989

Tracks
Set 1 - 42:38
1.chat, tuning > Ain't Gonna Rain No More (aborted) >
chat > Keep On Trucking
9:46
2.?Jesus Was a Jew [2:00] > chat3:20
3.Jingle Bells [0:50] > chat > Thirty Days6:22
4.chat, tuning, PA chat [3:53] > Hesitation Blues *9:51
5.chat, tuning > ?Bring it with you when you come7:07
6.chat > Caterpillar * 5:09
Set 2 - 38:23
1.Singing in the Rain > chat with vocoder > Got Love6:39
2.chat > Sloop John B5:26
3.chat > I Can't Dance5:56
4.Do The Dance10:26
5.chat > ?Work on Your Ranch9:19
6.chat [0:23] > (unknown music, not F&C)0:35
Total81:01


Soundboard
Soundboard Cassette Master > My 1st Gen
Received From Steve Keyser (Johns ) Master > My 1st Gen Cassette
Nachamichi Cassette Deck > Hhb 830 Burnit > CD > Macbook > Xact Flac


Notes:
- Track 104, BM says "Well, I'm sort of spaced out tonight, as you may have guessed"


Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Peter Albin Bass, Vocals *
Spencer DrydenDrums



The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1989 (Partial)

Tracks
1.Love > 4:05
2.Wine, Women & Whisky 4:32
3.Old Fart's Rap 6:10
4.Love Machine 9:54
5.San Francisco Bay Blues 4:45
6.San Francisco Shuffle > 4:20
7.Level With Me > 10:16
8.S.O.S. > 5:34
9.Mona 13:07
Total62:46


This is John Cipollina's last show, performing from his wheelchair.


Lineage before me: Sbd > dat > cass > cd
Trade CD-R > EAC > Wavs > FLAC Front End > FLACs


This show, together with many others, is legally downloadable in various formats from the Live Music Archive section of The Internet Archive.


Reviewer: gr8fuldead1969 - February 12, 2020
Subject: Very incomplete
The middle section of show is missing. This is the begging and end of show. This show is plagued with digital-noise and drop outs. Mostly on the middle portion of show. I have 1st gen DATS and the master IS in bad shape unfortunately.


Personnel
Barry Melton Guitar, Lead Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals on Mona
Peter Albin Bass, Backing Vocals
Spencer DrydenDrums



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