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Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, June 11, 1977

Amityville, New York, March 5, 1979
Paradise Club, Boston, April 30, 1979
Pastime Pub, Amityville, New York, May 3, 1979
Alexander's, Brown Mills, NJ, May 4, 1979
The Bottom Line, New York City, New York, May 8, 1979
Hard Rock Cafe, West Hartford, CT, May 12, 1979
Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, May 17, 1979
Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, May 18, 1979
Pastime's, Amityville, New York, May 20, 1979
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, October 8, 1979
Amityville Concert Live Vol. 1
Live Vol. 2
Vol. 1 & 2

Adams 21, Washington DC, May 15, 1984 (No JC)
Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, May 16, 1984 (No JC)
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, May 18, 1984 (No JC)
Cabaret, Cotati, CA, June 20, 1984 (No JC)

Syracuse, NY, September 3, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 1, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 2, 1984
Wax Museum, Washington DC, October 5, 1984
Rocking Horse Cafe, Hartford, CT, October 6, 1984
Evergreen Valley Resort Indian Summer Jam, East Stoneham, Maine, Sunday October 7, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 10, 1984, Early & Late Shows

Links:

San Francisco Allstars page at Bay Area Bands



Amityville, New York, March 5, 1979

Tracks
1.Baby I'm Amazed
2.When The Night is Young
3.Fever Dream
4.Carmelita
5.Love Has Strange Ways
6.Heebie Jeebies
7.Family Reunion
8.Tonight
9.Back in My Baby's Arms
10.All Worth the Price You Pay
11.Love Like This
12.Crazy Mama


Personnel
John CipollinaLead Guitar, vocals
Mario CipollinaBass
Buddy CagePedal Steel
Joey CovingtonDrums
Steve LoweGuitar, vocals



Paradise Club, Boston, April 30, 1979

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Tuning 3:55
2.Baby I'm Amazed6:03
3.When the Night is Young7:25
4.Fever Dreams 5:20
5.Carmelina 4:06
6.Tonight 9:13
7.Heebie Jeebies 5:14
8.I'm Just A Slave6:54
9.You're Only As Pretty As You Feel5:53
10.Back in My Baby's Arms3:54
Total58:00
Disc 2
1.tuning 0:12
2.If Fame Don't Get You6:54
3.All Worth the Price You Pay12:24
4.Family Reunion 8:01
5.Love Has Strange Ways7:59
6.Crazy Mama 4:45
Total40:19


MAC (Taped by Steve Rolfe, Nak 700s > Sony D5) > Nakamichi Dragon playback > Art DI/O > Egosys Waveterminal 2496 > Cool Edit 2000 > sector boundary alignment (shntool) > .shn encoding (mkwACT) > FLAC encoding (shntool).

Cassette >> shn by David Minches, info & FLAC encoding by jjoops.

Notes:
-Absolutely stellar recording, low vocals but crystal clear instruments (especially guitar!).
-I have archived and circulated this in FLAC format, using shntool's 'shntool conv -o flac *.shn' command, but retained the md5s from the original .shn set.
Thanks to Steve Rolfe for taping & sharing and David Minches for transferring and circulating!


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Lead Vocals on 3 & 7
Mario CipollinaBass
Buddy CagePedal Steel
Joey CovingtonDrums, Lead Vocals
Steve LoveGuitar, Backing Vocals



Paradise Club, Boston, MA, April 30, 1979

As seeded via btree, April 2011

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Tuning 3:56
2.Baby I'm Amazed6:02
3.When the Night is Young7:30
4.Fever Dreams 5:28
5.Carmelina 4:50
6.Tonight 9:17
7.Heebie Jeebies 4:18
8.I'm Just A Slave7:13
9.You're Only As Pretty As You Feel5:51
10.Back in My Baby's Arms3:46
11.If Fame Don't Get You7:02
12.All Worth the Price You Pay12:33
Disc 2
1.Family Reunion 7:34
2.Love Has Strange Ways8:27
Encore
3.Crazy Mama 4:46
Total98:37


Recording Info: (FOB) Nakiamichi 700 -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5/Maxell UDXLII-C90)

Transfer Info: Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/44.1k) -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC/16 (2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller, charliemiller87@earthlink.net, April 20, 2011


Notes:
--Disc change is seamless.
--Thanks to Steve Rolfe for lending me his masters.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Mario CipollinaBass
Buddy CagePedal Steel
Joey CovingtonDrums, Vocals
Steve LoveGuitar, Vocals



Pastime Pub, Amityville, New York, May 3, 1979

As seeded via DimeADozen, March 2006

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Intro's 2:09
2.Baby I'm Amazed7:44
3.When The Night is Young6:41
4.tuning 1:12
5.Fever Dream5:30
6.Carmelita4:05
7.All Right Baby6:52
8.tuning 1:36
9.Heebie Jeebies3:52
Total39:44
Disc 2
1.tuning 1:32
2.Family Reunion6:44
3.What You Gonna Do7:29
4.Back in My Baby's Arms3:26
5.tuning 1:09
6.All Worth the Price You Pay10:34
7.If Fame Don't Get You4:54
8.Crazy Mama8:27
Total44:20


Cassette SB Master > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

for all the john cipollina fans out there, here's my sb master of the s.f. all stars from amityville, ny in may of 1979. john gave me permission to plug in. also in the band are buddy cage, joey covington, mario cipollina and steve love. the mix wasn't great due to the supplied equipment but it's quite clean. interestingly, most of the electric instruments were not miked so the bass is lacking but you can't tell on john's playing since he was so loud! on a side note, the opening act was local long island dead cover band, timberwolf, featuring future zen trickster, dead, lesh & friends keyboardist; rob barraco. enjoy, dave

Personnel
John CipollinaLead Guitar, vocals
Mario CipollinaBass
Buddy CagePedal Steel
Joey CovingtonDrums
Steve LoveGuitar, vocals



Alexander's, Brown Mills, NJ, May 4, 1979

Venue ad

From The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 8 April 1979, Sun



Listing

From The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) 5 May 1979, Sat




The Bottom Line, New York City, New York, May 8, 1979

Listing

From The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) 5 May 1979, Sat


Ticket stub


Hard Rock Cafe, West Hartford, CT, May 12, 1979

Announcement

From Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, 11 May, 1979 Fri.




Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, May 17, 1979

Announcement

From Daily Record, Morristown, NJ, Friday May 11, 1979.




Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, May 18, 1979

Ticket stub

From Daily Record, Morristown, NJ, Friday May 11, 1979.




Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, October 8, 1979

Tracks
Partial 2nd set only
1.Carmelita3:52
2.You Don't Love Me3:30
3.When The Night Is Young7:13
4.If Fame Don't Get You *3:03
5.All Worth The Price You Pay10:25
6.Family Reunion6:04
Total34:10


SBD > cassette > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > FLAC

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

* t04 is cut in the middle (maybe a tape flip)

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


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Steve Lovevocals, guitar
Buddy Cagepedal steel
Mario Cipollinabass
Mark Nielsendrums


Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, October 9, 1979

As seeded on DimeADozen, December 2005

Tracks
Second set
1.Strange Ways6:10
2.Heebie Jeebies5:01
3.Carmelita3:52
4.You Don't Love Me3:30
5.When The Night Is Young7:13
6.If Fame Don't Get You - Part 11:59
7.If Fame Don't Get You - Part 20:37
8.band intro > All Worth The Price You Pay10:53
9.Family Reunion6:04
Total45:23


1 glitch between the 2 parts of If Fame Don't Get You

Nice soundboard recording from John's master, volume is a little bit low, so pump up the volume !

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

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitars
Steve Loveguitars, vocals
Buddy Cagesteel guitar
Mario Cipollinabass, vocals
Mark Nielsendrums


Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, October 9, 1979

As seeded on DimeADozen, September 2017.

2nd set only [34:10]
Tracks
1.Carmelita 3:52
2.You Don't Love Me 3:30
3.When The Night Is Young 7:13
4.If Fame Don't Get You * 3:03
5.All Worth The Price You Pay 10:25
6.Family Reunion 6:04
Total


* t04 is cut in the middle (maybe a tape flip)

SBD > cassette > ? > CDR > cdrparanoia > WAV > FLAC FLAC conversion by Ryan Linn (dirtybrew@happyhippie.com)

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Steve Lovevocals, guitar
Buddy Cagepedal steel
Mario Cipollinabass
Mark Nielsendrums



Amityville Concert Live Vol. 1

LP front cover

Tracks
Side one
1.Baby I'm amazed 8:00
2.When the night is young 7:00
3.Carmelita 3:50
Side two
1.Fever dream 5:30
2.Love has strange ways 8:40
3.Back in my baby's arm 3:35
4.How I gonna love you 5:05


Recorded live May 20, 1979 at Pastime Amityville, N.Y.C.

Engineered by Tom Flye with The Starshine mobile unit
Assisted by Steve Fontano
Mixed by Burton Stowner at Record Plant, Sausalito, Calif.

Produced by The New Riders of the purple sage.

Front cover photo by Roger Thurber
Back cover phote by Elliott Standell
Art direction by Elliott Standell

Credits: Mitch Ultimato, Roger Troy, Nick Gravenites, Timberwolf, Bernie Granat, Bruce Hendricks,
The N.R.P.S. and friend Johnny Toscano

Personnel
Buddy Cagepedal steel and vocals
Stephen Lovebass and lead vocals
Joey Convington[sic]drums
John Cipollinalead guitar and vocals
Mario Cipollinasecond guitar and vocals


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Flying HorsesFC005ItalyLP1980300 copies



Live Vol. 2

LP front cover

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Flying Horses012ItalyLP1981?25 copies
Flying Horses012ItalyLP1981?repressing



Vol. 1 & 2



Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Flying HorsesItaly2 x LP



Adams 21, Washington DC, May 15, 1984 Late Show (No JC)

As circulated, December 2021.

Advert

Tracks
1.MC intro > Built for Comfort
2.My Problems Got Problems
3.Over The Rainbow
4.Six Days on the Road
5.Pretty As You Feel
6.Papa John's Down Home Blues
Total46:32


Source: Sony WA-66 cassette deck stage side left
Transfer: Nakamichi DR-1 azimuth aligned>Apogee Mini Me at 16/48> coax> Tascam Dr100mkiii> 16/48 wav
Assembly: AACC for fades, edits normalized to 95% and DC offset correction, tlh for flac8, mp3 for tags


Notes:
- Assembled seamlessly
- no further processing performed
- Recorded, transferred and assembled by Mike Schuncke 12-30-2021


Personnel
Merl Saunders
Papa John Creach
Joey Covington
John Dawson
Dave Margen



Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, May 16, 1984 (No JC)

As seeded via DimeADozen, November 2007

Tracks
Disc One: Early show
1.Built For Comfort
2.John's Home Town Blues
3.Down In The Boondocks
4.Pretty As You Feel
5.Leave Your Hat On
6.Runnin'
7.Somewhere Over The Rainbow
8.Boogie On Reggae Woman
Disc 1 Total47:05
Disc Two: Late show
1.Expressway (To Your Heart)
2.Movin'
3.Do I Move You
4.You've Got The Magic
5.La Bamba
6.My Problems Got Problems //
Disc 2 Total46:31


Rob Berger @ LL: I no longer have the master cassette, NRPS opened.

SBD

source: sbd 1st gen cassette mastered on sony d5 by Rob Berger

lineage: cm > cassette > cdr > eac > flac

transferred & seeded by RB

Personnel
Papa John Creach
Merl Saunders
John Dawson
Dave Margen
Joey Covington



Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY, May 16, 1984 early/late, Upgrade (No JC)

As seeded via btree, April 2012

Tracks
Disc One: Early Show
1.Built For Comfort
2.John's Home Town Blues
3.Down In The Boondocks
4.Pretty As You Feel
5.Leave Your Hat On
6.Runnin'
7.Somewhere Over The Rainbow
8.Boogie On Reggae Woman
Total47:05
Disc Two: Late Show
1.Expressway (To Your Heart)
2.Movin'
3.Do I Move You
4.You've Got The Magic
5.La Bamba
6.My Problems Got Problems//
Total46:31


source: sbd 1st gen cassette
mastered on sony d5 by Rob Berger
lineage: cm > cassette > cdr > eac > flac
transferred & seeded by RB

notes: I no longer have the master cassette, NRPS opened

Personnel
Papa John Creach
Merl Saunders
John Dawson
Dave Morgon
Joey Covington



Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, May 18, 1984 (No JC)

As seeded via DimeADozen, October 2011

Tracks
Disc One:
1.Built For Comfort
2.John's Hometown Blues
3.Down In The Boondocks
4.My Problems Got Problems
5.Over The Rainbow
6.Six Days On The Road
7.Reggae Woman
8.Pretty As You/Feel
Total47:36
Disc Two:
1.Runnin'
2.Sugaree
3.La Bamba
Encores:
4.John's Other
5.High Heeled Sneakers
Total40:42


notes: / tape flip, John Dawson's All New Riders of the Purple Sage opened

source: sbd 1st gen cassette Chuck Doll's copy of Rob Berger's master

lineage: sbd > nakamichi LX-3, dolby c 1st gen copied: nak 125/c > nak bx-300/c

nak dragon/c > tascam hd-p2 24/96 > pc > cd wave > adobe audition 2.0 > flac transfer/seeded by Rob Berger 2011-10-21

Personnel
Papa John Creachfiddle, vocals
Merl Saunderskeyboards, vocals
John Dawsonacoustic guitar, vocals
Dave Margenbass
Joey Covingtondrums, vocals



Cabaret, Cotati, CA, June 20, 1984 (No JC)

Announcement

Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 1, 1984

As seeded via DimeADozen, July 2006

Tracks
1.Four Floors or Forty4:41
2.I'm Moving7:46
3.Anna7:28
4.John's Other8:21
5.My Party 6:17
6.(She Just Doesn't See) The Lion In Me (Anymore)6:15
7.Motel Party Baby6:25
Total47:16


SBD > ? > S.K.'s collection > CDR > EAC > CDimage > CDWave > FLAC

The gen. is unknown to me, but judging by my source, this either has to be from the master, or more likely, 1st gen.

This is the '84 version of S.F.A.S., which doesn't have Buddy Cage and Mario Cipollina as in '79 version, but instead has Nick Gravenites and Papa John Creach. It's not a bad trade off, eh?

The recording surely isn't the complete show, but it's all I ever found of it.. so it's short, but very sweet! Some of the music in here is Outstanding with a capital "O"! Quite special to hear Cipollina and Gravenites play with Papa John.. makes you wonder why they didn't do it more!

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals on 7
Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocals on 1, 3 and 4
Dave Margenbass
Papa John Creachviolin, vocals on 2
Joey Covingtondrums, vocal on 6


Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 1, 1984

As seeded via Lossless Legs, December 2020.

Tracks
Soundcheck
1.Four Floors Or Forty
2.Papa John's Down Home Country Blues
3.noodling
4.(She Just Doesn't See) The Lion In Me
5.tuning and noodling
6.Motel Party Baby
7.jam
Early Show
8.banter
9.You Can't Hurt Me No More
10.banter
11.Papa Blues
12.Papa John's Down Home Country Blues
13.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
14.Baby I'm Amazed
15.Small Walk-In Box
16.Pride Of Man
17.Over The Rainbow
18.I Did It For The Band
19.Pretty As You Feel
20.Mona
Total97:23


Source: unknown sbd > cassette (low gen) - purchased from eBay
Transfer: Cassette > Nakamichi CD1 > Tascam DR100-mkiii > wav 24/96
Lineage: wav 24/96 > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX7 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > flac 16


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocals
Dave Margenbass
Papa John Creachviolin
Joey Covingtondrums, vocals


transferred, edited and mastered SIRMick December 2020


Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 2, 1984

Tracks
Disc 1: Early Show
1.Oh Lord, You Can't Hurt Me No More (Cuts Into Song)5:10
2.I Did It For The Band6:39
3.Down Home Blues (John's Other)5:27
4.Six Weeks In Reno6:10
5.Motel Party Baby5:01
6.Over The Rainbow4:26
7.Pride Of Man4:03
8.Pretty As You Feel5:59
Disc 1 Total42:57
Disc 2: Early Show Continued
1.Runnin'7:13
2.Anna6:41
3.Mona9:54
Late Show:
4.I'm Moving (Cuts Into Song)6:14
5.Fantasy World4:56
6.Will The Circle Be Unbroken5:47
Disc 2 Total40:49
Total83:46


Taper : Unknown

Soundboard

"This is a soundboard show I got about 2 weeks after the shows. The sound is A- some soundboard glitches buzzing stuff like that otherwise it's a great show. I usually don't post stuff I didn't tape but it seems that this show does not circulate around and the copies I have seen have a different setlist. Any question feel free to ask and I will try to answer the best I can. Enjoy..." - joebeacon

Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites
Dave Morgan
Papa John Creach
Joey Covington



Wax Museum, Washington DC, October 5, 1984

As seeded via DimeADozen, August 2020

1.// You Can't Hurt Me No More4:43
2.Did It For The Band7:26
3.John's Down Home Blues6:38
4.Pretty As You Feel7:36
5.Pride Of Man6:15
6.band intro > Running
7.Motel Party Baby //
8.// I'm Movin'
9.Fantasy World
10.Small Walk In Box
11.Four Floors Or Forty
12.Baby I'm Amazed > Mona
Total90:02


Source: Soundboard cassette, transferred with Nakamichi BX-300 (azimuth checked)> Apogee MiniMe at 16/44
Assembly: AAcc for fades and edits, CDwav for tracks, TLH for flac8,MP3tag for tags

Notes:
- I attended this show, not sure if anything else is missing
- Tape flip during Motel Party Baby
- Tape came from John's manager Steve, assuming I had a 1st gen copy maybe
- No other editing/eq/nr performed
- transferred and assembled my Mike Schuncke 8/1/20


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocals
Papa John Creachfiddle, vocals
Dave Margenbass
Joey Covingtondrums, vocals



Rocking Horse Cafe, Hartford, CT, October 6, 1984

As seeded via DimeADozen, March 2012

Tracks
Disc One/Set I:
1.You Can't Hurt Me No More
2.Did It For The Band
3.John's Other
4.Pretty As You Feel
5.Pride Of Man
6.Running
7.Teenage Party/Baby
8.Down Home Blues
Disc 1 Total54:58
Disc Two/Set II:
1.Movin' On Down
2.Fantasy World
3.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
4.Small Walk In Box
5.Four Floors Or Forty
6.Baby I'm Amazed
7.Mona
Disc 2 Total52:50


source: aud cassette master
taped by the goober
lineage: aud > sony stereo mic > sony d6, maxell XLII90's
nak dragon > hd-p2 compact flash 24/96 > pc > cd wave > adobe audition 2.0 > flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger march 2012

Notes: local show I missed - I was in Richmond VA at the Dead show. Cipollina on fire for second set!

Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar, vocals
Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocals
Papa John Creachfiddle, vocals
Dave Margenbass
Joey Covingtondrums, vocals



Evergreen Valley Resort Indian Summer Jam,
East Stoneham, Maine, Sunday October 7, 1984

Tracks
1.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:02
2.Will The Circle Be Unbroken5:17
3.Papa John's Blues5:28
4.Pretty As You Feel6:32
5.Four Floors Or Forty6:07
6.Runnin'7:12
7.tape flip0:19
8.Motel Party Baby6:27
9.Somewhere Over The Rainbow4:42
10.Baby I'm Amazed5:20
11.Mona12:35
Total66:07


Taper: Harry Ripley

Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites
Merl Saunders
Papa John Creach
Dave Margen
Joey Covington



Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 10, 1984, Early Show

Tracks
Disc One:
1.Band Intro7:27
2.John's Other7:29
3.Mona9:01
4.Did It For The Band2:14
5.Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning4:08
6.I'm Moving7:25
7.Pretty As You Feel8:38
8.Four Floors Or Forty6:56
9.Blues In The Bottle4:55
10.Small Walk-in Box10:47
11.Herpes Blues3:39
Total72:38
Disc Two:
1.I'll Pull The Trigger4:06
2.Can't Hurt Me No More4:52
3.Anna7:03
4.On Top Of Old Smokey5:59
5.Over The Rainbow3:17
6.Down Home Blues8:20
7.My Party5:41
8.Buried Alive With Blues5:59
Total45:17


John & Nick played as Thunder & Lightning at the same venue earlier in the day, see here

Ok, as promised, I'm offering these 2 shows as compendium of the great John's upload of the
T&L show that took place the same day. I start with the early show, a good audience, and the
late show, a sounboard recording, will follow when this is fully seeded... enjoy it.

Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites
Joey Covington
Dave Morgan
Papa John Creech
Special guests:
Mike Shrieve
Buddy Cage


Unknown generation cassette > Nakamichi > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Uploaded by 38f on Dime, July 2010.

Lone Star Cafe, New York, NY, October 10, 1984, Late Show

Tracks
Disc One:
1.Talk/Intro1:48
2.Down Home Blues6:36
3.Did It For The Band7:48
4.Will The Circle Be Unbroken7:08
5.Baby, I'm Amazed ?????9:09
6.Over The Rainbow5:34
7.Way, Way To Go ??????6:35
Total44:38
Disc Two:
1.Talk/tuning1:29
2.Highway7:20
3.Pretty As You Feel8:33
4.Four Floors Or Forty8:19
5.The Lion' In Me ??????7:03
6.Runnin'9:27
Total42:11


Here is the late show, sound as a sounboard recording to me... enjoy it. Regarding the
setlist, I'm not sure about some titles, I just reported the infos I have and did not
have the time to check song by song, but I will, or you can help with some corrections...

Unknown generation cassette > Nakamichi > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Uploaded by 38f on Dime, July 2010.

Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites
Joey Covington
Dave Margen
Papa John Creech
Mike Shrieve



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