GRAVENITES-CIPOLLINA BAND

(including THUNDER & LIGHTNING)

Legend CD inner

Studio Rehearsals, January 9, 1969
Studio Rehearsal, February 3, 1969
Studio Rehearsal, 1969

King St. Studios, San Francisco, CA, January 6, 1970
King St. Studios, San Francisco, CA, January 6, 1970
Rehearsal, September 9, 1970

Coffee Gallery, San Francisco, November 3, 1979
Copenhagen, November 19, 1979
Holland, November 22, 1979
Uppsala, Sweden, November 24, 1979
Goteborg, Sweden, November 25, 1979
Mariahissen, Stockholm, November 28, 1979
Uni-Mensa, Bremen, Germany, November 29, 1979
Palalaido, Milano, Italy, December 2, 1979
The Greyhound, London, UK, December 3, 1979
My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY, 7 December, 1979
Lone Star Cafe, NYC, December 9, 1979
Lone Star Cafe, NYC, December 9 & 10, 1979

Flying Fish, January 27, 1980
Flying Fish, June 14, 1980
Flying Fish, June 27, 1980
Mooney's, August 8, 1980
Hof, Germany, October 26, 1980
Frankfurt, Germany, October 27, 1980
Copenhagen, October 29, 1980
Copenhagen, October 30, 1980
Copenhagen, October 31, 1980
Rothenberg, Germany, November 2, 1980
Hanover, November 3, 1980
Hanover, Germany, November 5, 1980
Onkel Poe's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, November 6, 1980
Bippen, Germany, November 7, 1980
Beethovenhalle, Konz, November 9, 1980
Stuttgart, Germany, November 10, 1980
Hof, Germany, November 11, 1980
Skala-Herford, Germany, November 14, 1980
Bonn, Germany, November 15, 1980
Copenhagen, November 19, 1980
Amsterdam, Holland, November 21, 1980
Holland, November 22, 1980
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, November 28, 1980 Video
West Coast Legends, Volume 1: John Cipollina/Nick Gravenites Band - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, November 28, 1980 DVD
West Coast Legends, Volume 1: John Cipollina/Nick Gravenites Band - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, November 28, 1980 CD
"unknown venue", Munich, Germany, 1980

The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 1, 1982
Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, January 8, 1982
Monkey Medicine
Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, January 8, 1982
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 1982
Rotterdam, Holland, April 10, 1982
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, May 15, 1982
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 20, 1982
Garberville Fair, June 27, 1982
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 6, 1982
Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany, October 17, 1982
Treibhaus, Zierenberg, Germany, October 19, 1982
Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, October 21, 1982
Osnabruck, Germany, October 22, 1982
De Blauwe Brug, Schiedam, The Netherlands, October 23, 1982
Parkzichte, Rotterdam, October 24, 1982
Zeche, Bochum, October 25, 1982
Bonn, Germany, October 28, 1982
Rheinterassen, Bonn, Germany, October 29, 1982
Sinkkasten, Frankfurt, October 30, 1982
Baden Baden, November 1982
Zurich, Switzerland, November 3, 1982

The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, January 15, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, February 3, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, March 4, 1983
Keystone, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 1983
Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley, CA, 18 March, 1983 (as Gravenites & Cipollina)
Stone Club, San Francisco, CA, April 3, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 1983
Pyramid Pins/Garberville, CA, April 16, 1983
Stone Club, San Francisco, CA, April 24, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, May 18, 1983
Keystone, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA, May 27, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, May 28, 1983
The Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 19, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, July 2, 1983
Livingston College, July 10, 1983
Keystone, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA, July 21, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, July 28, 1983
The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY, September ?, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, September 2, 1983
The Sweatbox Lounge (Fresno Saloon), NorthBeach Land, San Francisco, CA, September 3, 1983
Nicksilver (Providence, RI, September 19, 1983)
Nicksilver (Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, September 19th, 1983) Sbd, Complete
Westerly, RI, September 20, 1983
Toad's Place, September 26, 1983
Jonathan Swifts, Cambridge, Mass., September 28, 1983
Providence, RI, September 29, 1983
Lone Star Cafe, October 2, 1983
Lone Star Cafe, October 3, 1983
Wax Museum, October 4, 1983
Ripleys Music Hall, October 6, 1983
Livingston College, October 7, 1983
Folk City, October 7, 1983
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, October 13, 1983
OT Price, October 21, 1983
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, October 29, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, November 4, 1983
Keystone, Berkeley, San Francisco, CA, November 17, 1983
Stanhope House, November 30, 1983
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, December 9, 1983
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 23, 1983

The Stone, San Francisco, CA, January 5, 1984
Caspar Inn, January 7, 1984
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, January 8, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, January 14, 1984
Cancun Grill, Tiburon, CA, January 20, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, CA, February 23, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, February 25, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 3, 1984
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, March 9, 1984
Wilebski's Blues Saloon, Minnesota, March 14, 1984, (ex-TV show)
Lone Star Cafe, March 18, 1984
Jonathan Swift's Pub, Cambridge, MA, March 22, 1984
On The Rox, March 24, 1984
The Chance, March 25, 1984
Lupo's, Providence, RI, March 30, 1984
Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ, March 31, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, April 1, 1984
GS Vigs (Madison, WI), April 3, 1984
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, April 21, 1984
The Club, Monterey, May 10, 1984
Last Day Saloon, May 18, 1984
Keystone, Berkeley, June 7, 1984
Last Day Saloon, June 14, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 19, 1984
Madison, Wisconsin, June ?, 1984
Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, July 12, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, July 21, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, August 4,1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, September 1, 1984
Miramar Beach Inn, Miramar, CA, September 13, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, September 29, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, NYC, October 9, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, NYC, October 10, 1984
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, October 11, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 17, 1984
Chi-Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 19, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, November 10, 1984
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, November 11, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, November 24, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 15, 1984
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 29, 1984 (DVD)

Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, January 12, 1985
Heartbreak Cafe, January 21, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, January 26, 1985
The Brickhouse, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 1985
New Georges, February 22, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, February 23, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 1, 1985
Keystone, Palo Alto, March 7, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, March 30, 1985
New Georges, April 4, 1985
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, April 5, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, April 13, 1985
The Brickhouse, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1985
Keystone, Palo Alto, April 25, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, April 27, 1985
TR's, May 4, 1985
New Georges, May 10, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 11, 1985
OT Price, May 16, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 24, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 30, 1985
KRQR, June 6, 1985
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 8, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 15, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 21, 1985
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, June 22, 1985
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 5, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, July 6, 1985
The Palms, July 20, 1985
The Ranch, Ellensburg, WA, July 26, 1985
American Legion Hall, Port Townsend, WA, July 27, 1985
Rainbow Tavern, Seattle, WA, July 31, 1985
The Rainbow, Seattle, August 1, 1985
The Ranch, Ellensburg, WA, August 2, 1985
Ahabs Whale, Spokane, August 3, 1985
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 8, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, August 9, 1985
Caspar Inn, August 17, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, August 23, 1985
Big Chief Lodge, Lake Tahoe, NV, August 24, 1985
Crown & Anchor, September 6, 1985
The Farm, September 7, 1985
New Georges, September 13, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, September 14, 1985
Heartbreak Cafe, September 21, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 4, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 18, 1985
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, October 19, 1985
Starry Plough, November 1, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, November 9, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, November 23, 1985
The Stone, San Francisco, CA, December 11, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 20, 1985
The Farm, December 21, 1985
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, December 28, 1985
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1985

Starry Plough, January 3, 1986
Malarkeys, Sacramento, CA, January 17, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, January 18, 1986
New Georges, January 23, 1986
Miramar Beach Inn, January 30, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, January 31, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 14, 1986
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, March 20, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 22, 1986
Chi Chi Club, March 28, 1986
Chi Chi Club, April 12, 1986
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, April 17, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1986
Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, April 26, 1986
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, May 10, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 16, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 31, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 1, 1986
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, June 8, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 28, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, July 12, 1986
Big Chief Lodge, July 13, 1986
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, July 17, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, July 25, 1986
Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, August 1, 1986
Club 9, San Francisco, CA, August 20, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, November 21, 1986
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1986

Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 27, 1987
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 29, 1987
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, July 25, 1987
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, August 29, 1987
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, October 9, 1987
Live in Athens at the Rodon (December 31, 1987)

Blue Star, Fantasy Studio Sessions, 1988
Athens, Greece, January 1, 1988
Athens, Greece, January 3, 1988
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, January 30, 1988
Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, January 31, 1988
JJ's Blues Cafe, Mountain View, CA, July 9, 1988

Club Rodon, Athens, Greece, April 20, 1989
Club Rodon, Athens, Greece, April 21, 1989
Club Rodon, Athens, Greece, April 22, 1989 (DVD)
Club Rodon, Athens, Greece, April 23, 1989


Studio Rehearsals, January 9, 1969

(As vined via the MSN Cip & Quick group in 2005)

Tracks
1.Small Walk-In Box Jam 1:59
2.Holy Moly // 5:41
3.Poor Boy 8:08
4.Moon Tune 8:46
5.My Labors 11:20
6.House Next Door 5:09
7.Dreams to Remember 5:40
Total46:45


Reel/item #35 from Cipollina's collection

MSR? > Teac X-300R 1/4 R2R playback > unknown model HHB CDRW/0 > unknown drive extraction (Easy CD-DA Extractor) > tracking (CD Wave) > CD/1 (Easy CD Creator) > Plexwriter PX-W4824A extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > level 8 FLAC encoding (Flac Frontend v1.7.1 etree edition). EAC >> FLAC by jjoops.

Notes:
-It is assumed that Cipollina's reels are masters, but they may not be, hence the question mark in the lineage. Either way, this material sounds extremely clean.
-t02 Holy Moly cuts out
Thanks to the generous provider of this great material!


Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites



Studio Rehearsal, February 3, 1969

(As vined via the MSN Cip & Quick group in 2005)

Tracks
1.Instrumental (check against other '69 Grav stuff)
2.Question Man
3.Tuning
4.Instrumental
5.Tuning
6.As Good As You've Been To This World
7.Tuning
8.Instrumental
9.Tuning
10.Unknown Tune//
11.Tuning
12.Unknown Tune
13.Unknown Tune
14.Tuning
15.Instrumental
16.Walked All The Way From Texas
Total61:12


Item #44 from Cipollina's collection

MSR? > Teac X-300R 1/4 R2R playback > unknown model HHB CDRW/0 > unknown drive extraction (Easy CD-DA Extractor) > tracking (CD Wave) > CD/1 (Easy CD Creator) > Plexwriter PX-W4824A extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > level 8 FLAC encoding (Flac Frontend v1.7.1 etree edition). EAC >> FLAC by jjoops.

Notes:
-Cipollina's reels are believed to be masters, but this is not determined. This particular recording is just a little bit oversaturated, but is generally very nice. The material is very cool, bluesy Gravenites-type material.
Thanks to the generous provider of this great material!


Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites



Studio Rehearsal, 1969

(As vined via the MSN Cip & Quick group in 2005)

Tracks
-- JC#39: 2/3/69 with John Cipollina --
01 - 02.Moon Tune
-- JC#22: with Quicksilver Messenger Service --
03.High Flying Blues
-- JC#36: with Quicksilver Messenger Service --
04 - 09.Be a Brother (some with violin)
10.Take Me Off This Bad Trip
Total58:39
Reel #s 39, 22 & 36 from Cipollina's collection

MSR > Teac X-300R 1/4 R2R playback > unknown model HHB CDRW/0 > unknown drive extraction (Easy CD-DA Extractor) > tracking (CD Wave) > CD/1 (Easy CD Creator) > Plexwriter PX-W4824A extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > level 8 FLAC encoding (Flac Frontend v1.7.1 etree edition). EAC >> FLAC by jjoops.

Notes:
-A few blemishes here and there, but sounds nice.
-Cipollina's reels are believed to be masters, though it is possible that they aren't and that there are additional (reel) gens here.
Thanks to the generous provider of this great stuff!



King St. Studios, San Francisco, CA, 6-Jan-1970

(As vined via the MSN Cip & Quick group in 2005)

Tracks
Disk 1
1.East Texas Is My Home9:06
2.East Texas Is My Home3:14
3.East Texas Is My Home3:14
4.East Texas Is My Home2:22
5.East Texas Is My Home3:36
6.East Texas Is My Home2:35
7.East Texas Is My Home3:35
8.East Texas Is My Home5:34
9.East Texas Is My Home3:28
10.East Texas Is My Home3:34
11.Mama Lion 7:37
12.Mama Lion 9:09
Total57:11
Disk 2
1.toke break * 1:09
2.Dust My Broom (tease) * 0:17
3.Dust My Broom * 8:29
4.// Jam // 1:20
5.East Texas Is My Home3:51
6.East Texas Is My Home2:16
7.East Texas Is My Home3:03
8.East Texas Is My Home1:55
9.East Texas Is My Home1:32
10.East Texas Is My Home2:38
11.East Texas Is My Home0:48
12.East Texas Is My Home3:07
13.East Texas Is My Home3:12
Total33:45


SBD R > ? > Cipollina's reel > R or C > CDR(2) > EAC > FLAC
Unknown generation, but quite likely the lowest possible

A John & Nick recording, years before they worked together full time. There is a very private sound as it's just them, minus the Taj Mahal appearance.
"East Texas" tracks sometimes are just a certain part of the song being worked on. I don't think this song ever released by any artist. Although not certain, it sounds like a Gravenites original piece.
"//Jam//" is an item that as appeared as 'Instrumental Jam' by Quicksilver on the bootleg "Thru the Years and Thru the Bands" or 'Caravan', a Cipollina home recording from 1969. This is finally where mysterious track that really belongs.
I don't believe this has even appeared in circulation before. Enjoy! - Tom Shyman


Personnel
John Cipollina Electric Guitar
Nick GravenitesVocals, Acoustic Guitar
Taj Mahal Vocals, Acoustic Guitar*



King St. Studios, San Francisco, CA, 6-Jan-1970

As seeded via DimeADozen in July 2005

Tracks
Disk 1
1. 0:04
2.East Texas Is My Home9:02
3.East Texas Is My Home3:14
4.East Texas Is My Home3:14
5.East Texas Is My Home2:22
6.East Texas Is My Home3:36
7.East Texas Is My Home2:35
8.East Texas Is My Home3:34
9.East Texas Is My Home5:34
10.East Texas Is My Home3:28
11.East Texas Is My Home3:33
12.Tee-Top Tall Woman 7:36
13.Tee-Top Tall Woman 9:06
Total57:09
Disk 2
1.Unknown Snippet & tell-tale coughing1:09
2.Unknown Snippet0:17
3.Dust My Broom (w Taj Mahal)8:29
4.Jam w/ JC (sounds like QMS)//1:20
5.East Texas Is My Home3:51
6.East Texas Is My Home2:15
7.East Texas Is My Home3:03
8.East Texas Is My Home1:55
9.East Texas Is My Home1:32
10.East Texas Is My Home2:38
11.East Texas Is My Home0:48
12.East Texas Is My Home3:07
13.East Texas Is My Home3:12
-- Filler: JC #78 --
14Who Do You Love
(QMS, Alt. Mix from Golden State Recorders)
OMITTED
Total33:42w/o WDYL
Total60:38w WDYL


Reel/item #20 from Cipollina's collection

MSR? > Teac X-300R 1/4 R2R playback > unknown model HHB CDRW/0 > unknown drive extraction (Easy CD-DA Extractor) > tracking (CD Wave) > CD/1 (Easy CD Creator) > Plexwriter PX-W4824A extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > level 8 FLAC encoding (Flac Frontend v1.7.1 etree edition). EAC >> FLAC by jjoops


Notes: - It is assumed that Cipollina's reels were masters, but it is possible they were not, hence the question mark in the lineage.


Personnel
John Cipollina Electric Guitar
Nick GravenitesVocals, Acoustic Guitar
Taj Mahal Vocals, Acoustic Guitar*



Coffee Gallery, San Francisco, November 3, 1979

As seeded via DimeADozen, July 2006

Tracks
1.Love Me Or I'll Kill Ya4:45
2.Lied, Lied, Lied3:37*
3.Mama Lion > Bye Bye12:20
4.Small Walk-in Box 7:18
5.Blue Highway 5:24
6.Southside6:04
7.Beat Me Down6:56
8.Dancin' Fool5:09
9.Junkyard in Malibu6:39
10.High Heeled Sneakers5:25*
11.Don't Come To My Party9:23
Total73:07


MR(Cass) > CD > EAD > FLAC

This is an early (and possibly the first) show of the Gravenites-Cipollina Band (aka Thunder and Lightning). This is a very good audience recording which has not been previously circulated. Nick and John were playing a warm-up gig for their then upcoming tour of Europe.

The between song pauses were cut and there is an occasional tape pause at the beginning of a song. These were present on the master tape. Overall the sound is very good without too much intrusion from the audience.

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*



Mariahissen, Stockholm, November 28, 1979

Tracks
1.Who's Out There? 4:45
2.Blue Highway 6:02
3.Further On Up the Road4:08*
4.Sweet Little Angel 7:51*
5.Small Walk-in Box 7:06
6.Band intro's > Junkyard in Malibu7:12
7.Born in Chicago 7:25
8.Dancin' Queen 4:33*
9.?Killing Floor 5:45
Total54:54


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*


Mariahissen, Stockholm, November 28, 1979, FM

As seeded via DimeADozen in April 2008

Tracks
1.Small Walk-in Box > band intro7:19
2.Junkyard in Malibu6:28
3.Born in Chicago 7:06
4.Dancin' Queen 4:17*
5.Killing Floor 5:32
Total30:43


Lineage: FM > ? trade CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC Frontend > FLAC (L7)

Mariahissen, Stockholm, November 28, 1979

As seeded via DimeADozen in December 2008

Tracks
1.Who's Out There? 4:46
2.Blue Highway 6:02
3.Further On Up the Road4:09*
4.Sweet Little Angel 7:51*
5.Small Walk-in Box 7:06
6.Band intro's > Junkyard in Malibu7:12
7.Born in Chicago 7:25
8.Dancin' Queen 4:33*
9.Killing Floor 5:45
Total54:52
2nd generation cassette > Nakamichi > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Transfered, & uploaded by 38f on Dime, December 2008.

OK folks, this is not the best recording ever, just a discreet audience recording, but this show is really hard to find and has a really interesting and unusual setlist, so it worths to have it..enjoy it...

Mariahissen, Stockholm, November 28, 1979

As seeded via DimeADozen in December 2009

Tracks
1.Who's Out There? 4:46
2.Blue Highway 6:02
3.Further On Up the Road4:09*
4.Sweet Little Angel 7:51*
5.Small Walk-in Box 7:06
6.Band intro's > Junkyard in Malibu7:12
7.Born in Chicago 7:25
8.Dancin' Queen 4:33*
9.Killing Floor 5:45
Total54:52


trade > cdr > EAC > Wav-Trim > FLAC Source: FM broadcast

soundrating : A-


Uni-Mensa, Bremen, Germany, November 29, 1979, FM

As seeded via DimeADozen in April 2008

Tracks
1.Stormy Monday Blues8:10*
2.Southside4:52
3.Something On Your Mind9:26
4.Bye-Bye9:22
5.Dancin' Queen7:05*
6.Born In Chicago //9:20
Total48:15


Lineage: FM > ? trade CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC Frontend > FLAC (L7)

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*


Uni-Mensa, Bremen, Germany, November 29, 1979, FM

As seeded via DimeADozen in July 2008

Tracks
1.Little Bit of Your Love4:11*
2.Stormy Monday Blues8:04*
3.Southside4:41
4.Something On Your Mind8:56
5.Bye-Bye8:55
6.talk > applause1:25
7.Dancin' Queen5:17*
8.Born In Chicago //5:46
Total47:17


FM-Cassette-2. Generation (TDK SA-90, TypeII = MY Copy) > Sony D6 used for the transfer; Azimuth adjustment done > EDIROL-R09 (via line-in) > USB > HD > CDWav > FLAC'd, Level 8 with TLH > CDR (AUDIO) or CDR' (FLAC)

Contrast Clause

"The version that is already here on DIME has inferiour Sound Quality, in my opinion. It sounds rather muffled and misses the trebels. Also, it missing the song 'Little Bit Of Your Love' which is present on my now seeded copy."

"On the other hand, the last song 'Born In Chicago' is a bit about three minutes longer on the other version. On my version, the recording cuts after about 46 Minutes (as the tape runs out) I have smoothed this with a fade-out."

"But BOTH versions of the song 'Born In Chicago' are INCOMPLETE, though (but on the other version, this songs goes about three minutes longer, but is still not complete as the Broadcast ends)"

"My now seeded version comes from a 2.Generation tape. The sound is clear and crisp, BUT there is a a fair amount of hiss audible. It sounds like, the Master-tape or the first gen.-tape maybe has been recorded with Dolby B or C and re-played without Dolby. Therefore this had produced this hiss."

"Also, it sounds to me, that my copy maybe runs a bit faster than the other seeded copy. Can't say, which is the correct speed, though (??)"

"For me I must say, that I rather prefer my clear and crispy sounding copy with the hiss, than the other seeded copy, which sounds rather muffled and is missing the trebles."

"And I have done nothing to remove the hiss. because i rather can live with some hiss than with a noise-reduced (spoiled) recording."

- Maddrax

Uni-Mensa, Bremen, Germany, November 29, 1979, FM (jaype)

As seeded via DimeADozen in September 2012

Tracks
1.Little Bit Of Your Love 4:11*
2.Stormy Monday Blues 8:13*
3.Southside 4:34
4.Something On Your Mind 8:53
5.Bye-Bye 8:54
6.talk > applause 1:33
7.Dancin' Queen 4:59*
8.Born In Chicago 9:19
Total


Lineage: Nordwestradio (mp2 (MPEG 1.0 Layer-2; 48,000 Hz Stereo; 320 Kbps)) > Edision Argus Pingulux > HDD > Audacity (editing) > HDD

Seeded on Dime by jaype 2012-09-26

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*


Uni-Mensa, Bremen, Germany, November 29, 1979, FM (jormajeff)

As seeded via DimeADozen in September 2012

Tracks
1.intro1:48
2.Little Bit Of Your Love 3:59
3.Stormy Monday Blues 8:24
4.Southside 4:32
5.Something On Your Mind 8:53
6.Bye-Bye 10:28
7.Dancin' Queen 4:58
8.Born In Chicago 9:20
Total52:27


From JormaJeff-Bomma archive

Source: FM Master
Source: Digital FM
Lineage: Nordwestradio (Globale Dorfmusik) > Edirol R-09 > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH (flac)
Taping Gear: Yamaha RX-V2700
Taped By: JormaJeff
Transfer: JormaJeff 08/2011
Quality: A+
Length: 52.27 minutes

Palalaido, Milano, Italy, December 2, 1979

Tracks
1.Little Bit of Your Love4:43*
2.Six Weeks in Reno5:25
3.You Lied6:00*
4.Small Walk-In Box9:29
5.Stormy Monday7:21*
6.Southside5:30
7.Not Fade Away > Cobra > Not Fade Away8:27
(Set break)
8.You Can't Judge a Book By Lookin At The Cover5:55*
9.Mama Lion8:00
10.Born in Chicago4:48
11.Sweet Little Angel/Sweet Cocaine11:35*
12.Junkyard in Malibu8:02
13.Down In The Bottom8:37
14.band intro > Who Do You Love >7:28*
15.Who Do You Love9:09*
Total110:28


Lineage: Soundboard > n generation tape > Teac Tape Deck AD-RW900 > Creative Sound Blaster Audigy > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)



Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*



My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY, 7 December, 1979

Tracks
Early Set
1.Further On Up the Road 5:41*
2.Dancin' Fool 5:40
3.Buried Alive in the Blues7:31
4.Loving You Baby Like I Do3:52*
5.Born in Chicago 5:26
6.You Lied 3:52*
Late Set
7.Intro + DeKalb Blues 5:56
8.Six Weeks in Reno 4:46
9.Love Me Or I'll Kill You Baby5:38
10.Dancin' Queen 5:35*
11.Small Walk-in Box 5:39
12.If You Read My Letter Baby5:33*
13.Outro jam + Band intro's1:53*
Total71:11


First date back in the USA after a European tour

SB 1 Channel, Aud 1 Channel Cassette Master > Audio CD > Sound Forge Extraction > CD Wave Editor > 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 CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*


My Father's Place, Old Roslyn, NY, December 7, 1979, Remastered

Tracks
Early Set:
1.Further On Up The Road 6:03
2.I'm A Dancing Fool 6:20
3.Buried Alive In The Blues 6:00
4.Loving You Baby Like I Do 6:26
5.Born In Chicago 5:26
6.You Lied 3:50
Late Set:
7.Intro > DeKalb Blues 5:59
8.Six Weeks in Reno 4:54
9.Love Me Or I'll Kill You 5:51
10.Dancin' Queen 4:35
11.Small Walk-In Box 5:56
12.If You Read My Letter Baby 5:00
13.Outro 1:25
Total67:51


Opening For Sam & Dave, Early & Late Sets

Lineage: master sbd/aud mix cassette > audio cd
ljs_54:trade cdr > eac > wav > cool edit > cdwav > shntool > flac6

ljs_54 Notes: "Don't remember who I got this from but I believe it was a weed on the Cipollina Yahoo group. It was originally transferred and seeded there by Dave Tamarkin. I cleaned it up a bit in Cool Edit, raised the volume, re-tracked it in CDWAV, and FLAC'ed it."

From Dave T: "Dave mentioned that this wasn't really billed as Nick Gravenites & Friends, even though that's the way they're introduced for the 2nd set, but more like Nick Gravenites & John Cipollina. He said for those wondering, Alex Ligertwood is not on this show, as Ligertwood didn't hook up with Cip until the 80's with Sounds of San Francisco. Although not introduced by Nick in the outro, Roger Troy plays bass and provides added vocals. The sets were short as they were opening for Sam & Dave. Dave actually made the recording with Cip's ok. The term "Thunder & Lightning" was still a couple of years away from being used."

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals




Lone Star Cafe, NYC, December 9, 1979

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Tough As Nails 5:35
2.Buried Alive in the Blues11:55
3.Small Walk-in Box 8:03
4.Born in Chicago 7:08
5.Further on Up the Road 5:24*
6.Sweet Little Angel 8:12*
7.Who's Out There 5:58*
8.Dancin' Queen 5:31*
9.Runnin' Shoes 6:03
10.Who Do You Love 9:48*
Total73:42
Disc 2
1.Mama Lion 7:05
2.Dancin' Fool 6:07
3.Long Hard Road 5:53
4.Little Bit of Your Love 4:58*
5.Roger's blues {unknown title}8:08*
6.6 Weeks in Reno 5:25
7.Basement Jive 8:08
8.You Know You Lied 4:55*
9.Southside 5:46
10.Junkyard in Malibu 7:34
Total64:04


SBD > unknown > cassette > tascam 130 cassette deck > soundforge > cd

This is a decent sounding early Cipollina / Gravenites band recording. Disc two could possibly be 12-10-79, or the second set from 12-9-79. If anyone has any info on this please let me know. I have done nothing to this recording other than transfer it into soundforge and track it. The order of things are the way they were on my 20 year old cassettes.


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*



Lone Star Cafe, NYC, December 9 & 10, 1979

As seeded via DimeADozen, January 2007

Tracks
December 9, Early Show
Disc 1
1.tuning 0:35
2.Mama Lion 6:05
3.tuning 1:02
4.Dancin' Fool 5:11
5.tuning 1:01
6.Long Hard Road 4:20
7.band intro's / tuning 1:40
8.Just a Little Bit 4:59*
9.The Feeling is Gone 6:28*
10.tuning 1:50
11.6 Weeks in Reno 5:52
12.Basement Jive (My Party?)8:16
13.tuning 1:35
14.You Know You Lied 4:14*
15.tuning 0:44
16.Southside 5:54
17.Junkyard in Malibu 7:06
18.Outro 0:29
Total67:32
December 9, Late Show
Disc 2
1.Tough As Nails 3:54
2.tuning 1:29
3.Buried Alive in the Blues9:35
4.tuning 2:02
5.Small Walk-in Box 6:41
6.tuning 1:15
7.Born in Chicago 7:03
8.Further on Up the Road 5:11*
9.Sweet Little Angel 8:47*
10.Who's Out There 5:57*
11.Dancin' Queen 4:35*
12.tuning 0:53
13.Runnin' Shoes (Down in the Bottom?)4:41
14.talk 1:26
15.Who Do You Love 9:49*
Total73:25
December 10, Late Show **
Disc 3
1.Mama Lion 6:56
2.Southside 4:41
3.Junkyard in Malibu 6:47
4."Roger's blues" 11:18*
5.talk 0:49
6.Running Shoes (Down in the Bottom?)6:57
7.Crazy Jake 5:41
8.You Know You Lied 4:48*
9.tuning 1:25
10.Basement Jive (My Party?)9:38
11.Goodnight Irene 5:23
12.Born in Chicago 6:09
Total70:38


"Here's a great 3 cd set of music by John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites recorded at the Lone Star Cafe in NYC on dec. 9 and 10, 1979. What we have are three out of the four shows done over these two nights. I put this up together as I consider this as a set. This contains the early and late shows from the first night recorded from the sb by me and only the late show from the following night from my 2nd gen reel of a sb recording. I have never come across the second night's early show. Maybe one of our members has that one to contribute here. This is a nice companion set to the show I did from My Father's Place in Roslyn a couple of nights before. Unlike that show which was done half sb, half aud, these are straight sb recordings and sound fantastic. All of these were taped with John's permission." - Dave Tamarkin

Dec. 9: Cassette Sb Master > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

Dec. 10: Cassette Sb Master > 2nd Gen Reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Roger 'Jellyroll' TroyBass
Vocals

*
?Harmonica**



Hanover, November 3, 1980

Tracks
Set 1
Disk 1
1.Blues in the Bottle5:23(Nick Gravenites)
2.Born in Chicago6:08(Nick Gravenites)
3.Junkyard In Malibu7:04
4.Small Walk-In Box10:21(Nick Gravenites)
5.Signs of Life5:42(Al Staehely)
6.Bluesman8:16
7.Pride of Man3:59(Hamilton Camp)
8.I'll Pull the Trigger4:07
9.break jam3:41
Set 2
10.? 3:18
11.Trust Me 4:11(Al Staehely)
12.Dancin' Fool 5:13
Total67:30
Disk 2
Set 2 continued
1.My Party 10:29
2.Keep On Running 4:02
3.Hot Rods and Cool Women5:08(Al Staehely)
4.Six Weeks in Reno 5:28(Nick Gravenites)
5.Lucille 3:55(Nick Gravenites)
6.Buried Alive in the Blues9:32(Nick Gravenites)
Encore
7.Who Do You Love >
Mona
13:23(Ellis McDaniel)
8.DeKalb Blues 7:39
9.Old Smokie 6:42
Total66:23


Soundboard MC > CD

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals



Onkel Poe's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, November 6, 1980, Set 2 Only

Tracks
Set 2
1.Junkyard In Malibu9:24
2.Bad Luck Baby 9:38
3.Trouble in the Teepee7:56
4.Trust Me 4:06(Al Staehely)
5.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:35(Al Staehely)
6.Keep On Running (fades out)3:53
7.Who Do You Love >
Mona
16:44(Ellis McDaniel)
8.I Should Have Gone > Outro Jam11:11
Total67:28




Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals



Beethovenhalle, Konz, November 9, 1980

Tracks
1.Banter >
Junkyard in Malibu
10:11
2.Trouble in the Teepee8:05
3.Trust Me 4:50(Al Staehely)
4.I'm A Bluesman 5:51
5.Dancin' Fool 5:27
6.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:55(Al Staehely)
7.Keep On Running 5:35
8.Hey Joe 7:14
9Applause >
Who Do You Love
20:47
Total73:00


This version of the show would appear to be incomplete. setlist.com has a more complete setlist:

Set 1: Blues In The Bottle, Born In Chicago, Signs Of Life, Small Walk-In Box, Southside, Pride Of Man, I'll Pull The Trigger, Junkyard In Malibu, Bad Luck Baby

Set 2: Trouble In The Teepee, Trust Me, I'm A Bluesman, Dancin' Fool, Hot Rods And Cool Women, Keep On Runnin', Hey Joe, Buried Alive In The Blues, Mona, You Can't Hurt Me No More.



Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals



Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, November 28, 1980Video

Tracks
Disk 1 (SVCD)
1.Southside (Nick Gravenites)
2.Junkyard In Malibu
3.(intro's)
4.Signs of Life (Al Staehely)
5.Unvicious Circle (John Cipollina)
6.My Party
7.Trust Me (Al Staehely)
8.Small Walk-In Box (Nick Gravenites)
Total41:29
Disk 2 (MPG)
9.Pride of Man (Hamilton Camp)
10.Bad Luck Baby
11.Hot Rods and Cool Women (Al Staehely)
12.I'll Pull the Trigger
13.Keep On Running
14.Buried Alive in the Blues (Nick Gravenites)
Total33:48
Disk 3 (MPG)
15Who Do You Love (Ellis McDaniel)
Total12:29


[Broadcast on the German TV Rockpalast show]

Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, November 28, 1980 Audio

Tracks
Set 1
1.Southside4:10(Nick Gravenites)
2.Junkyard In Malibu7:13
3.Signs of Life4:52(Al Staehely)
4.Unvicious Circle6:52(John Cipollina)
5.My Party3:56
6.Trust Me4:49(Al Staehely)
7.Small Walk-In Box10:15(Nick Gravenites)
Set 2
8.Pride of Man4:41(Hamilton Camp)
9.Bad Luck Baby7:55
10.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:28(Al Staehely)
11.I'll Pull the Trigger4:06
12.Keep On Runnin'4:26
13.Buried Alive in the Blues7:24(Nick Gravenites)
14.Who Do You Love >
Cobra >
Who Do You Love
12:40
Total87:47


Source: aud. ?
Lineage: ? > shn > wav > flac frontend
Taped by: ???
Transferred by: Steve Schneider - mastered by Rich Selleseth*


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, Vocal (15)
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals (4, 7, 11, 13)


West Coast Legends, Volume 1: John Cipollina/Nick Gravenites Band
- Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, November 28, 1980 DVD

Tracks
1.Southside (Nick Gravenites)
2.Junkyard In Malibu
3.Signs of Life (Al Staehely)
4.Unvicious Circle (John Cipollina)
5.My Party
6.Trust Me (Al Staehely)
7.Small Walk-In Box (Nick Gravenites)
8.Pride of Man (Hamilton Camp)
9.Bad Luck Baby
10.Hot Rods and Cool Women (Al Staehely)
11.I'll Pull the Trigger
12.Keep On Running
13.Buried Alive in the Blues (Nick Gravenites)
14Who Do You Love (Ellis McDaniel)
Total
Bonus:
Mr. Nick Gravenites, Excerpts taken from the Motion picture 'Blues Survivors'


Rockpalast: The DVD Collection

Format: DVD-5 | Spielzeit: 88 Minuten + 17 Min. Bonusmaterial | Bildformat: 4:3 | Tonformat: Dolby Digital 2.0

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
SPV90297GermanyDVD2009


West Coast Legends, Volume 1: John Cipollina/Nick Gravenites Band
- Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, November 28, 1980 CD

Tracks
1.Rockpalast Caption0:14(C. Mayfield)
2.Southside2:52(Nick Gravenites)
3.Junkyard In Malibu7:45(Nick Gravenites)
4.Signs of Life4:10(Al Staehely)
5.My Party4:07(Nick Gravenites)
6.Small Walk-In Box10:15(Nick Gravenites)
7.Pride of Man4:38(Hamilton Camp)
8.Bad Luck Baby7:09(Nick Gravenites)
9.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:11(Al Staehely)
10.I'll Pull the Trigger3:51(Nick Gravenites)
11.Keep On Running4:27(J. Edwards)
12.Buried Alive in the Blues8:14(Nick Gravenites)
13.Who Do You Love11:26(Ellis McDaniel)
Total


AUDIO REMIX - Hoppi TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Ernst Holler VT-RECORDING - Wilfried Dolle SOUND-
ENGINEER - Winfried Pannen PRODUCTION MANAGER - Wilhelm Lang DIRECTOR - Christian Wagner
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Peter Ruchel FOTOS - © WDR Manfred Becker


Personnel
John Cipollinaguitar
Nick Graveniteslead vocals, guitar
Al Staehelybass, vocals
Marcus Daviddrums


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
SPV90292GermanyCD2009


"unknown venue", Munich, Germany, 1980

Tracks
CD 1
1.Blues In A Bottle
2.Born In Chicago
3.Band intros / talking
4.Signs Of Life
5.Instrumental
6.Southside
7.Pride Of Man
8.talking / Band intros
9.Junkyard In Malibu
10.Bad Luck Baby
11.
12.Trust Me
13.I'm A Bluesman
Total77:25
CD 2
1.Dancin' Fool
2.Hot Rods And Cool Women
3.Keep On Running
4.tuning / talking
5.Hey Joe
6.Burried Alive In The Blues
7.Who Do You Love >
8.Mona / Not Fade Away
Total49:17


aud lowgen EQ copy cass > CDwave > Flac6

end of the show is missing ! They certainly also played : Walkin' Blues I'll pull The Trigger My party ...and a very few more !

Personnel
John CipollinaVocals, Guitar
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals
Marcus DavidDrums



Monkey Medicine

Big Beat LP front cover

Click on above image for full-size version, 2.24 Mb

Big Beat LP back cover

Click on above image for full-size version, 2.34 Mb

[Many thanks to John Bannon for the LP photos.]



Legend CD booklet front
Legend CD booklet inner
Legend CD booklet back
Legend CD back


Tracks
1.Blues in the Bottle4:03(Nick Gravenites)
2.Six Weeks in Reno4:29(Nick Gravenites)
3.I'll Pull the Trigger3:32(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me3:48(Al Staehely)
5.Buried Alive in the Blues5:13(Nick Gravenites)
6.Born in Chicago4:12(Nick Gravenites)CD only
7.Bad Luck Baby7:31(Nick Gravenites)
8.Signs of Life3:49(Al Staehely)
9.Pride of Man3:51(Hamilton Camp)
10.Hot Rods and Cool Women3:33(Al Staehely)
11.Small Walk-In Box7:47(Nick Gravenites)CD only


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitars
Nick GravenitesGuitars, vocals
Marcus DavidDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Produced by John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites
Contemporary Production Supervision:
Mike Somavilla (Crest of the Wave Productions)

Recorded at Hafeklang Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Remixed at Prune Music, Mill Valley, CA
and at Wizards & Cecil B, San Rafael, CA

Front cover artwork and back cover layout: Mike Dolgushkin (Hot Tomato Studios)


[Note from LP back cover, also included in the Legend CD booklet]

There's nothing new in the idea that some of the best rock musicians of the last 15 or 50 years are not as famous as they ought to be; genuine talent has always counted for less than image, hype or sheer luck. Nick Gravenites (or if you prefer Nick da Greek) is a classic case; despite being a great guitarist, songwriter and producer, (as well as being in possession of one of the most powerful voices in the business) genuine success has always eluded him, which is a pity because few white people have the knowledge or feeling for the blues that he does; he's got so much of it, it's coming out of his ears.

Gravenites was originally part of a thriving folk and blues scene in Chicago in the early '60s but in 1962 he travelled out west to San Francisco.

The Beats had gone but folk was booming and Gravenites was able to gig regularly at places like The Fox and Hound and The Coffee Gallery, both in the city's North Beach district. Quite often sharing the bill was a young fresh in from Texas, called Janis Joplin. Many musicians, later to attract the attention of the world's press during the 'Summer of Love', were also on the circuit - pre-electricity and, largely pre-acid.

Within in a couple of years Gravenites was in Chicago running a blues club called the Burning Bush, amongst other things, however when '67 rolled around, with every musician in the States heading out to San Francisco, Nick did likewise. Things were different from '62 everywhere was peace, love and good vibes, for a couple of months at least. Gravenites was there primarily to join Mike Bloomfield's new band, known at the time as An American Music Band but shortly to change their name to The Electric Flag. The Flag became the definitive blues/funk outfit of the late '60s, albums like 'A Long Time Coming' were required listening for anyone remotely interested in the 'new rock'. Gravenites' amazing gravelly voice was heard on hi-fi's all over the western world. After a couple of years the band ground to a halt, he made a solo album 'My Labors' and joined a last gasp, post Janis version of Big Brother.

The '70s proved a lean time for Gravenites, until it became apparent that people in Europe still wanted to hear him play, especially as he'd teamed up with the ubiquitous John Cipollina, guitar picker extra-ordinaire, wolf fetishist and refugee from the pioneering acid-rock outfit, Quicksilver Messenger Service. QMS were the definitive proponents of the guitar-based San Francisco sound, who should have conquered the world but failed to, owing to a seemingly in-built self destruct mechanism. Their music owed much to Cipolllina's playing, at times menacingly growling, at other times hard edged and bluesy.

Quicksilver staggered on into the mid '70s but Cipollina wisely quit at the end of 1970, taking his distinctive playing into Copperhead and then on to various loose aggregations, notably Terry & the Pirates. The link up with Gravenites came in 1979 when it seemed that neither of them were likely to play live in Europe again. However, since then they have been fairly regular visitors, especially to Germany and Italy where they are able to fill concert halls night after night.

This album was recorded during a recent tour, when they were augmented by Marcus David on drums and Al Staehely on bass. Staehely is notable for having the distinction of having played in a bogus line-up of Spirit, he now doubles as a lawyer in L.A.

This album is, of course, blues based and displays Gravenites' interpretations of a couple of standards plus some fine new songs, not to mention a reworking of his own classic 'Buried Alive in the Blues'.

Staehely also contributes a couple of excellent originals and needless to say Cipollina's guitar is as fiery as ever, notably on 'Bad Luck Baby' which has echoes of the old Quicksilver and the reworking of 'Pride of Man', the Hamilton Camp number, which was an integral part of the old QMS set.

In terms of chart success this album is unlikely to compete with Soft Cell, which is a pity because music played with this kind of integrity and ability is all too rare these days. I, for one, am glad that these guys are still doing it.

John Platt
(Editor, Comstock Lode magazine)


[Note from the Legend CD booklet]

We had just finished a tough tour through Europe, last gig was in Dortmund, Germany, and we were trying to recover our trashed physical symptoms, numbed out in the giant bathtubs and feather beds of the Romischer Kaiser Hotel. It was hard to believe we could hurt so bad, we had fried so crisply. While drinking the sublime Dortmunder out of beautiful glasses, we discussed our future plans. Our German record label had no plans to have us record another album, and we were gonna be doggoned if we were going to let what we had just gone through go to waste. Our chops were up from all the gigging, and our psyches were fleshed out with new experience, and anyway, we weren't ready to go home yet. We called around to our German friends, and we finally found a studio in Hamburg that would record us on credit. The studio was located on the busy banks of the Hamburg water traffic freeway in a dark and cold stone building with no central heat. We moved in, slept on mattresses on the floor shivering next to small plug-in electric heaters, and proceeded to record this music in what was basically a refrigerator. Everytime you opened the door to the studio room, the cold air would blast in and all the musical instruments would go out of tune. Hey folks, we did it for the band! How could we abandon this glamor world? I'm glad to share with you my experiences with John Cipollina and the band. "Born in Chicago" and "Small Walk-In Box" didn't make it on the first album, but now we have CD's that give us the extra time to include them.

Nick Gravenites




Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Big BeatWIKM 29UKLP1983
LineGermanyLP1982
Legend MusicLM 9016FranceCD19942 extra tracks



Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA, January 8, 1982

As seeded via DimeADozen by grner1, May 2006

Tracks
First set:
Disk 1
1.intro tuneups 0:29
2.Blues In My Bottle 5:04
3.Down In The Bottom 6:10
4.Trouble In A Teepee 7:38
5.instrumental 9:11
6.Buried Alive In The Blues 9:25
7.Six Weeks In Reno 5:30
8.Southside 4:31
9.Signs of Life 5:33
10.You Can't Hurt Me No More 5:17
11.My Party 7:26
Disc 1 Total66:14
Disk 2
First set continued:
1.Bad Luck Baby 8:19
2.talk before last song of first set 0:38
3.Dancin' Fool 6:49
Second set:
4.I'll Pull The Trigger 3:58
5.Hot Rods & Cool Women 3:52
6.Born In Chicago 6:48
7.Who Do You Love? 10:37
8.Pride of Man 4:19
9.On Top of Old Smokey 7:16
10.Bye Bye 6:18
11.Trust Me 4:43
12.Decal Blues 3:38
13.final thanks, band intros & crowd noise 0:24
Disc 2 Total67:39


Audience cassette master - decent sound quality - please check the sample to decide for yourself how it sounds.

Lineage: Nakamich cm300 microphones > Sony TCD5M > Dolby B Maxell UDXLI-S90 cassette.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B decoded) > Macintosh with DigiDesign AudioMedia III card > Pro Tools > AIFF. FLAC files (level 8) created with xACT (sector boundaries verified). md5 file created with checkSUM+.

Opener for Spirit (also being uploaded).

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals



The Stone, San Francisco, California, May 15, 1982

Tracks
1.My Party9:11
2.Love Or I Kill You7:00
3.Who Do You Love ?10:30
4.Instrumental2:03
5.Bad Luck Baby10:23
6.Who's That Girl5:05
7.Walkin' Blues7:04
8.Hangin' Around5:13
9.Goodnight Irene7:02
10.You Got To Help Me9:26
11.Instrumental2:37
Total75:36


1st generation cassette > Nakamichi > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Transfered, & uploaded by 38f on Dime, December 2008.

Another great show with a really interesting setlist... just a fresh transfer from my Cipo's cassette... pretty good recording, i have soundbourd on the tape, but it sounds to me like a really good audience tape... enjoy it...

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guests:
Paul Butterfield
Will Scarlet
Robbie Hoddinott
Al StaehelyBass, vocals



Berlin, Germany, 17 October 1982

Tracks
Disk 1
1.Blues in My Bottle5:39(Nick Gravenites)
2.Down in the Bottom5:51
3.Six Weeks in Reno5:22(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me6:11(Al Staehely)
5.Tuning > Southside4:52
6.Signs of Life4:37(Al Staehely)
7.Born in Chicago6:41(Nick Gravenites)
8.Bigelow 6-90003:57
9.Going Back to Anna > Small Walk-In Box11:18
Total54:33
Disk 2
1.Bad Luck Baby8:12
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle5:21(Nick Gravenites)
3.Trouble in the Teepee5:50
4.(Tuning)0:43
5.I'll Pull the Trigger4:43
6.Pride of Man4:42(Hamilton Camp)
7.Walkin' Blues4:59
8.Run Out of West4:56
9.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:03(Al Staehely)
10.My Party8:06
11.Buried Alive in the Blues9:29(Nick Gravenites)
12.Who Do You Love > Suzie Q (cut)13:17
Total74:29


[Chippo Tree/Vine #1, July 2002]

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany, 17 October 1982

Another version, as seeded via DimeADozen, May 2006

Tracks
Set 1
Disk 1
1.talking, warm up, tuning2:20
2.Blues in My Bottle5:37(Nick Gravenites)
3.Down in the Bottom5:49
4.Six Weeks in Reno5:18(Nick Gravenites)
5.Trust Me4:25(Al Staehely)
6.tuning 2:19
7.Southside4:32
8.Signs of Life4:27(Al Staehely)
9.Born in Chicago6:26(Nick Gravenites)
10.talking, tuning0:55
11.Bigelow 6-90004:05
12.Going Back to Anna >2:41
13.Small Walk-In Box9:06
Total58:18
Set 2
Disk 2
1.Bad Luck Baby8:36
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle5:16(Nick Gravenites)
3.Trouble in the Teepee5:51
4.introduction1:02
5.I'll Pull the Trigger4:22
6.talking, tuning0:37
7.Pride of Man4:04(Hamilton Camp)
8.Walkin' Blues5:19
9.Run Out of West4:39
10.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:02(Al Staehely)
11.My Party8:17
12.Buried Alive in the Blues8:49(Nick Gravenites)
13.crowd 2:04
14.Who Do You Love >11:34
15.Suzie Q (fades)1:54
Total76:32


Lineage: SBD > MCA(REC:TEAC C3, Maxell XL II S, Dolby B, PB: NAK LX-3) > Marian Marc 2 (setting: 24 bit/64 khz) > HD > re-master with WaveLab 5.0 using 32, 48 & 64 bit plug ins > 16 bit/44.1 khz downsampling > normallisation to -0.01db > CD Wave tracking > Flac Frontend (level 8)

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Latin Quarter, Berlin, Germany, 17 October 1982

Another version, complete with encores, as seeded via DimeADozen, January 2009

Tracks
CD 1: Set I
1.Blues in My Bottle6:01
2.Down in the Bottom5:27
3.Six Weeks in Reno4:57
4.Trust Me6:15
5.Southside4:14
6.Signs of Life4:09
7.Born in Chicago5:58
8.Bigelow 6-50003:40
9.Goin Back to Anna6:37
10.Small Walk-in Box7:40
Total55:01
CD 2: Set II
1.Bad Luck Baby8:17
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire Merl4:55
3.Trouble in the Teepee6:30
4.I'll Pull the Trigger4:32
5.Pride of Man (tape flip)3:50
6.Walkin Blues4:48
7.Run Out of West/4:19
8./Hot Rods3:28
9.My Party7:35
10.Buried Alive in the Blues8:47
11.Who Do /You/ Love > Suzie Q/9:50
Total67:14
CD 3: Encores
1.Mona5:52
2.You Leave Me No More/6:18
3.On top of Old Smokey6:54
4.Jam > Goin Down6:55
5.Jam6:20
Total32:19


Unknown > Maxell XLII-S > Sony Stand Alone CD-burner

Got this tape in the mid eighties from my roomate who is Marcus Davids', the drummer who played with the band on their 1979 tour of Europe, cousin. I also rec. Copenhagen Nov 19 1979 and one set from Holland Nov 22 1979. Quality B is what I would consider this tape. There are a few drop outs during the show which I have labeled with a /. I have seen set lists for this show but they never show encores. Who Do You Love>Suzie-Q/ is all I seem to find.

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Quartier Latin, Berlin, West Germany, October 17, 1982 (biedebach)

As posted via btree, January 2013

Tracks
1st set:
1.Intro
2.Blues In My Bottle
3.Down In The Bottom
4.Six Weeks In Reno
5.Trust Me
6.Southside Johnny
7.Signs Of Life
8.Born In Chicago
9.Bigelow 9-5000
10.Going Back To Anna
11.Small Walk-In Box
Total
2nd Set:
12.Back Luck
13.I'll Change Your Flat Tire Merl
14.Trouble In The Teepee
15.Ill Pull The Trigger
16.Pride Of Man
17.Walking Blues
18.Run Out Of West
19.Hot Rods And Cool Women
20.My Party
21.Buried Alive In The Blues
22.Who Do You Love
23.Suzie Q//
24.Mona
25.You Can't Hurt Me No More
26.On Top Of Old Smokey
27.Going Down
28.Highland Fling
Total


sennheiser (441??) mics > sony d 5
taper: thomas biedebach
transfered by uwe dehnel

au, c, m > midiman 24/96 > hd > wav > flac

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Al StahelyBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Treibhaus, Zierenberg, Germany, 19 October, 1982

Tracks
Disk 1
1.Blues In The Bottle7:05
2.Down In The Bottom 6:58
3.Six Weeks In Reno 5:22
4.Trust Me 4:41
5.Southside 4:41
6.Signs Of Life 5:13
7.My Party 6:10
8.I'll Change Your Flat Tyre, Merle3:05
9.I'll Pull The Trigger4:20
Disc 1 Total47:38
Disk 2
1.Hot Rods & Cool Women4:40
2.Run Out Of West 5:22
3.Small Walk-In Box 11:07
4.Going Back To Anna 9:15
5.Buried Alive In The Blues8:45
6.band intros >
talk/tuning >
intro to Bigelow 6-9000
2:28
Disc 2 Total41:39
Disk 3
1.Bigelow 6-9000 3:30
2.Born In Chicago 8:57
3.Trouble In The Teepee 6:30
4.Bad Luck Baby 7:35
5.Tired Of Spending Money9:02
6.talk 0:54
7.Pride Of Man 3:48
8.Who Do You Love 15:25
9.crowd/talk 1:24
Encore:
10.Tough As Nails 4:45
Disc 3 Total61:54


Source: AUD > Cass > MD > CDR > EAC > wav > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (L6)

Notes:
 Cool Edit Pro used for tracking and level adjustment
 D1T7 cut near the end
 D1T8 fades in
 D2T5 tape flip around 4:40 (fades in & out)
 D3T5 tape flip at 4:19.7 (spliced seamlessly)
 fade in/fade out between several tracks
 
Here is a rarely circulated show from the fall 1982 tour of the Gravenites Cipollina Band. Nothing new here because setlists were pretty much the same throughout the tour. However, it is a nice audience recording that JC fans should want to add to their collections.
 
The guy who sent me the show claims he received it on 2 cassettes from the original taper many years ago. He has no clue which recording equipment was used. The tapes were transfered to mini disk and eventually to CDR using a Pioneer stand-alone writer. The resulting CDR's were ripped with EAC in secure mode and offset correction.
 
Sound quality overall is quite fine but unequal, maybe due to 2 different tapes used (TDK SA90 / Maxell UD XLII C60). Following are 2 samples, so you can judge by yourself.
 
Thanks to Mr. E & Dr. T for supplying the show.
 
Uploaded to Dime June 2006 by propylaen


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals



Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 21 October 1982

Tracks
Disk 1
1.Blues in My Bottle5:57(Nick Gravenites)
2.Down in the Bottom5:34
3.Six Weeks in Reno5:45(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:28(Al Staehely)
5.Southside4:58
6.Bigelow 6-90004:46
7.Signs of Life5:07(Al Staehely)
8.Born in Chicago6:41(Nick Gravenites)
9.Small Walk-In Box10:11(Nick Gravenites)
10.Bad Luck Baby8:31(Nick Gravenites)
11.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle5:38(Nick Gravenites)
12.Trouble in the Teepee6:59
Total75:43
Disk 2
1.My Party7:48
2.Band Introductions1:41
3.Buried Alive in the Blues5:51(Nick Gravenites)
4.Who Do You Love >11:01
5.Mona8:14
6.You Can't Hurt Me No More (fades)6:22
Total41:02


[Chippo Tree/Vine #1, July 2002]

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 21 October 1982

As posted on bt.etree.org by arnoschmidt, August 2007

Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues in My Bottle6:27(Nick Gravenites)
2.Down in the Bottom6:05
3.Six Weeks in Reno5:54(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:34(Al Staehely)
5.Southside4:51
6.Bigelow 6-90003:32
7.Signs of Life4:56(Al Staehely)
8.Born in Chicago6:38(Nick Gravenites)
9.Going Back To Anna5:46
10.Small Walk-In Box11:57(Nick Gravenites)
11.Bad Luck Baby8:29(Nick Gravenites)
12.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle4:35(Nick Gravenites)
13.Trouble in the Teepee9:48
Set 1 Total84:36
Set 2
14.Pride of Man4:09
15.Walkin' Blues6:41
16.Run Out of West5:36
17.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:44
18.My Party10:08
19.Buried Alive in the Blues5:37(Nick Gravenites)
20.Who Do // You Love >10:54
21.Mona10:25
Encore
22.You Can't Hurt Me No More9:39
23.On Top of Old Smokey6:56
Set 2 Total74:51
Total159:27


AU, C, M (Sennheiser mics, Technics deck, Maxell XL II tape) > Pinnacle Fiji > HD > WAV > CD-R > WAV > FLAC

taper: Uwe Dehnel

transfered by Uwe Dehnel

Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany, October 21, 1982, Sbd, Incomplete

As posted via DimeADozen, December 2012

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Blues In The Bottle6:01
2.Down In The Bottom6:22
3.Six Weeks In Reno5:48
4.Trust Me5:32
5.Southside5:16
6.Bigelow 629003:31
7.Signs Of Life5:27
8.Born In Chicago6:21
9.Small Walking Box11:14
10.Bad Luck8:36
11.Flat Tire Merle4:36
Total68:47
Disc 2
1.Trouble In The Teepee6:51
2.My Party7:53
3.Band Intro1:56
4.Buried Alive With The Blues5:35
5.Who do You Love >10:57
6.Mona8:23
7.You Can't Hurt Me No More /cuts at end6:13
Total47:52
Recording Total116:40


sbd-1

Cassette master - cassette - Fostex Standalon CD Recorder - EAC - TLH - CD Wave


Osnabruck, Germany, October 22, 1982

Tracks
Disk 1
1.Blues in My Bottle4:07(Nick Gravenites)
2.Down in the Bottom6:52
3.Six Weeks in Reno5:45(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:39(Al Staehely)
5.Southside4:37
6.Bigelow 6-90004:59
7.Signs of Life6:31(Al Staehely)
8.Born in Chicago6:47(Nick Gravenites)
9.Going Back to Anna6:33
10.Small Walk-In Box12:04(Nick Gravenites)
Total63:59
Disk 2
1.Bad Luck Baby7:48(Nick Gravenites)
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle6:01(Nick Gravenites)
3.Trouble in the Teepee7:43
Total21:35


[Chippo Tree/Vine #1, July 2002]

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Hyde Park, Osnabruck, Germany, October 22, 1982

As posted on bt.etree.org by arnoschmidt, July 2007

Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues in My Bottle5:47(Nick Gravenites)
2.Down in the Bottom6:59
3.Six Weeks in Reno5:43(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me4:52(Al Staehely)
5.Southside5:09
6.Bigelow 6-90003:35
7.Signs of Life6:26(Al Staehely)
8.Born in Chicago6:21(Nick Gravenites)
9.Going Back to Anna6:28
10.Small Walk-In Box12:03(Nick Gravenites)
Set 1 Total63:26
Set 2
1.Bad Luck Baby7:37(Nick Gravenites)
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle5:56(Nick Gravenites)
3.Trouble in the Teepee7:53
4.I'll Pull the Trigger4:21
5.Pride of Man4:01
6.Walkin' Blues7:11
7.Run Out of West6:48
8.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:36(Al Staehely)
9.My Party8:07
10.Buried Alive in the Blues5:26
11.Drums >2:40
12.Who Do You Love10:46
13.Mona19:31
14.You Can't Hurt Me No More //9:59
Set 2 Total104:58


AU, C, M (Sennheiser mics, Sony D 5, Maxell XLII tape > Pinneacle Fiji > HD > WAV > CD-R > WAV > FLAC > CD-R

taper: Uwe Dehnel

transfered by Uwe Dehnel

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals


Hydepark, Osnabrueck, West Germany, October 22, 1982

Soundboard, as posted on DimeADozen by mossa, January 2013

Tracks
Disc 1
Set 1
1.Blues in My Bottle4:22(Nick Gravenites)
2.Down in the Bottom6:48
3.Six Weeks in Reno6:18(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:11(Al Staehely)
5.Southside5:31
6.Bigelow 6-90003:48
7.Signs of Life6:40(Al Staehely)
8.Born in Chicago7:03(Nick Gravenites)
9.Going Back to Anna6:30
10.Small Walk-In Box11:48(Nick Gravenites)
Disc 1 Total64:01
Disc 2
1.Bad Luck Baby8:36(Nick Gravenites)
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle6:03(Nick Gravenites)
3.Trouble in the Teepee7:20
Disc 2 Total22:00


sbd master cassette - CD, unknown transfer

incomplete


De Blauwe Brug, Schiedam, The Netherlands, October 23, 1982

As posted via bt.etree.org, June 2007

Tracks
1.Southside 3:26
2.Trust Me 4:31(Al Staehely)
3.Pride Of Man 4:14
4.Bigelow 6-9000 3:48
5.Signs of Life 4:37(Al Staehely)
6.My Party 6:05
7.Hot Rods And Cool Women4:09
8.Who do You Love 7:55
Total38:48


Complete show

AU, C, M (Sennheiser mics, Sony D 5, Maxell XLII tape) > Pinneacle Fiji > HD > WAV > CD-R > WAV > FLAC > CD-R


taper: Uwe Dehnel


transfered by Uwe Dehnel

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals



Parkzichte, Rotterdam, 24 October, 1982

Tracks
1.Born in Chicago
2.Going Back to Anna
3.Small Walk-In Box(Nick Gravenites)
4.Bad Luck Baby(Nick Gravenites)
5.Trouble in the Tipi
6.I'll Pull the Trigger
(40 minutes)


Personnel
John CipollinaLead guitar, Knife blade
Nick GravenitesGuitar, lead vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, lead vocals


Parkzichte, Rotterdam, 24 October, 1982

As posted on DimeADozen by mossa, January 2013

Tracks
1.Born In Chicago
2.Going Back To Anna
3.Small Walking Box
4.Bad Luck
5.Trouble In The Teepee
6.I'll Pull The Trigger
Total


unknown source (fm?) - cassette - CD


Zeche, Bochum, 25 October, 1982

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Tuning 1:34
2.Blues In The Bottle5:21
3.Down In The Bottom 5:40
4.Introduction 0:57
5.Six Weeks In Reno 4:40
6.Talking & Tuning 2:48
7.Trust Me 4:58
8.Southside 3:36
9.Going Back To Anna 6:09
10.Small Walk-in Box 11:12
11.Talking & Tuning 1:00
12.Bad Luck Baby 6:28
13.Tuning 0:59
14.Flat Tire Merle 4:02
15.Trouble In The Teepee7:11
16.Talking 0:45
18.Walking Blues 4:25
Disc 1 Total76:16
Disc 2
1.Keep Me Running 4:20
2.Talking 0:24
3.Hot Rods And Cool Women4:40
4.Born In Chicago 5:17
5.Talking 0:46
6.Who do You Love > 5:52
7.Drums > 4:58
8.Who Do You Love 5:04
9.Going Down 3:28
10. -?- 5:38
Disc 2 Total40:32
Total116:49


Lineage: Aud (Sennheiser MKE 2002, dummy head, mic stand @ desk podium)>MCA (Tandberg TCD 320, TDK SA, Dolby B; Play Back: Nakamaichi LX-3, azimuth adjusted)>Marian Marc 2 (setting: 24 bit/44.1 Khz)>HD>re-master with Wavelab 5.0, using noise reduction, and other 32 bit plug ins>normalisation>CD Wave tracking>CDR>EAC (secure, off set corrected)>Flac Frontend (level 8)

Housesystem at Zeche: Community Power Tools

Note: The Tandberg hat a contact problem. at the end of the show it made a bit trouble, and due to hanging out with Nick and John all day, I was a little handicaped, so it took a moment until I was able to handle it.


Rheinterassen, Bonn, Germany, 29 October, 1982

Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues In The Bottle 4:58
2.Meet me In Boston 5:42
3.Six Weeks in Reno 5:47(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:12(Al Staehely)
5.Southside4:21(Nick Gravenites)
6.Mama 4:20
7.Signs of Life5:00(Al Staehely)
8.Born In Chicago 5:07
9.Small Walk-In Box 11:06(Nick Gravenites)
Set 2
10.Bad Luck Baby 8:21
11.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle4:14
12.Trouble in the Teepee7:22
13.I'll Pull The Trigger3:24
14.Pride of Man 3:53(Hamilton Camp)
15.Walkin' Blues 5:34
16.Run Out of West 5:51
17.Mr X-Terminator 5:08
18.Hot Rods and Cool Women3:43(Al Staehely)
19.My Party 4:39
20.Buried Alive in the Blues6:59
21.Who Do You Love? 15:39
22.Tired of Spending Money2:38
23.You Can't Hurt Me No More7:33
24.Good Night Irene 5:42
25.Mona > 4:10
26.Goin' Down 4:59
Encore
27.Tough As Nails 3:49
28.On Top Of Old Smokey 6:30
29.Dekalb Blues 3:16


As Distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 951:37
Disc 2: 10 - 2059:12
Disc 3: 21 - 2954:19


Source: aud > ??? > cass (unknown gens) > cdr > eac > wav > flac

Notes:
-quite a large number of small clicks have been removed
-light hiss reduction has been applied throughout
-small cut at 2:33 on d1t01
-d1t08, d2t04, d2t06, d3t01, d3t04, d3t06, small cuts in each track after the song ends
-polished with iZotope Ozone
Thanks to John Crandell for the discs
Remastered by SIRMick
January 2004


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Al StaehelyBass
Marcus David?Drums


Rheinterassen, Bonn, Germany, 29 October, 1982

As seeded via DimeADozen by wh1pnk in April 2006

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Blues In The Bottle 5:01
2.Down in the Bottom 5:34
3.Six Weeks in Reno 5:46(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:18(Al Staehely)
5.Southside3:45(Nick Gravenites)
6.Bigelow 6-9000 4:28
7.Signs of Life5:37(Al Staehely)
8.Born In Chicago 5:11
9.Small Walk-In Box 11:52(Nick Gravenites)
10.Bad Luck Baby 8:02
11.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle4:15
12.Trouble in the Teepee7:50
13.I'll Pull The Trigger3:27
Disc 1 Total76:10
Disc 2
14.Pride of Man 3:56(Hamilton Camp)
15.Walkin' Blues 5:33
16.Run Out of West 6:04
17.Mr X-Terminator 5:49
18.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:00(Al Staehely)
19.My Party 4:49
20.Buried Alive in the Blues8:16
21.Who Do You Love? 16:48
Disc 2 Total55:18
Disc 3
22.Tired of Spending Money >
You Can't Hurt Me No More
11:51
23.Good Night Irene 5:30
24.Mona 4:40
25.Goin' Down 5:22
26.Tough As Nails 4:07
27.On Top Of Old Smokey 7:02
28.Dekalb Blues 4:30
Disc 3 Total43:06
Total174:35


2nd generation audience

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


Rheinterassen, Bonn, Germany, 29 October, 1982 (Remaster)

As seeded via DimeADozen by tom_phillips in January 2007

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Blues In The Bottle 5:01
2.Down in the Bottom 5:22
3.Six Weeks in Reno 5:09(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:06(Al Staehely)
5.Southside3:40(Nick Gravenites)
6.Bigelow 6-9000 3:44
7.Signs of Life5:29(Al Staehely)
8.Born In Chicago 5:09
9.Small Walk-In Box 11:21(Nick Gravenites)
10.Bad Luck Baby 7:56
11.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle4:14
12.Trouble in the Teepee7:26
13.I'll Pull The Trigger3:23
14.Pride of Man 3:55(Hamilton Camp)
15.Walkin' Blues 5:33
Disc 1 Total82:38
Disc 2
16.Run Out of West 5:31
17.Mr X-Terminator 3:02
18.Hot Rods and Cool Women3:59(Al Staehely)
19.My Party 4:41
20.Buried Alive in the Blues7:43
21.Who Do You Love? 16:42
22.Tired of Spending Money >
Band intro's >
You Can't Hurt Me No More
11:39
23.Good Night Irene 5:29
24.Mona 4:40
25.Goin' Down 5:07
26.Tough As Nails 4:06
27.On Top Of Old Smokey 7:01
28.Dekalb Blues 3:49
Disc 2 Total83:27
Total165:58


Got this a while back here on Dime, thanks to original poster 'wh1pnk' (John M) with whose approval this superb remaster is now posted.

Changes made (Nero 7):
-Corrected balance offset, reducing RH channel to 80-85%
-Increased volume levels on disk 1 by 3-4dB
-Noise print NR, worked great and instrument dynamics appear improved
-Cross-faded tracks for smooth transitions and fix abrupt cuts
-Removed some tuning / chat
-Fixed several loud (microphone?) thumps
-Original 3 CDs now fit on 2 CDR-90's


Quality: EX, I'd be happy with this as an official CD

I grabbed several of this great band's European tour posts, but this was the only very good quality one, albeit quite hissy with balance off-centre and several abrupt cuts at track ends.

There were also 2 different recording settings (or sources?), split originally across 3 CDs and now between CDs 1 and 2, so I edited it all (details above) and now a superb recording is even better.

You'll never believe this a 2nd gen AUD (below), it could easily be an SBD, so please just grab it and...

...Enjoy this brilliant music !!

Rheinterassen, Bonn, Germany, 29 October, 1982

As seeded via bt.etree.org by arnoschmidt in June 2007

Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues In The Bottle 5:29
2.Down in the Bottom 5:43
3.Six Weeks in Reno 5:46(Nick Gravenites)
4.Trust Me5:11(Al Staehely)
5.Southside4:19(Nick Gravenites)
6.Bigelow 6-9000 4:19
7.Signs of Life4:58(Al Staehely)
8.Born In Chicago 5:32
9.Small Walk-In Box > outro chat11:21(Nick Gravenites)
Set 2
10.chat > Bad Luck Baby 8:27
11.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle4:16
12.Trouble in the Teepee7:26
13.I'll Pull The Trigger4:01
14.Pride of Man 3:55(Hamilton Camp)
15.Walkin' Blues 5:47
16.Run Out of West 6:10
17.Mr X-Terminator 5:26
18.Hot Rods and Cool Women3:55(Al Staehely)
19.My Party 4:52
20.Buried Alive in the Blues8:07
21.Who Do You Love? 17:32
22.Tired of Spending Money 2:49
23.band intro > You Can't Hurt Me No More8:03
24.Good Night Irene 6:05
25.Mona 4:28
26.Goin' Down 5:13
27.Tough As Nails 3:53
28.On Top Of Old Smokey 6:59
29.Dekalb Blues 4:36
Total174:49


AU, C, M(Sennheiser mics, Sony D 5, Maxell XLII tape) > Pinneacle Fiji > HD > WAV > CD-R > WAV > FLAC > CD-R

taper: Uwe Dehnel

transfered by Uwe Dehnel

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums and noosa (that's what John said!)



Sinkkasten, Frankfurt, 30 October, 1982

As seeded via bt.etree.org by arnoschmidt in October 2007

Tracks
1.Blues In My Bottle6;59
2.Down In the Bottom7:06
3.Six Weeks in Reno6:41
4.Trust Me5:07
5.Southside Johnny4:16
6.Bigelow 9-50003:39
7.Signs Of Life4:34
8.Dancing Fool4:59
9.Small Walk-in Box11:24
10.Dekalb Blues4:37
11.Bad Luck9:03
12.I'll Change You Flat Tire Merl4:44
13.Trouble in the Teepee7:17
14.I'll Pull the Trigger4:42
15.Baby Bye-bye7:30
16.Pride Of Man4:01
17.Walking Blues6:43
18.Mr. Exterminator2:55
19.Run Out of West5:54
20.Hot Rods and Cool Women4:43
21.My Party7:32
22.Who Do You Love17:17
23.Buried Alive in the Blues14:26
24.Going Down6:15
Total162:32


2nd Frankfurt show

AU, C, M(Sennheiser mics, Sony D 5, Maxell XLII tape) > Pinneacle Fiji > HD > WAV > CD-R > WAV > FLAC > CD-R

taper: Uwe Dehnel

transfered by Uwe Dehnel

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals



Baden Baden, November 1982

Tracks
Southside
Buried Alive in the Blues
(6 minutes)


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaehelyBass, vocals



Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley, CA, 18 Mar 1983

Tracks
1.Trouble In Mind *6:16
2.Why I Can't Cross Over *4:56
3.Eight Day Clock3:38
4.Mama Lion4:34
5.Herpes Blues2:27
6.Run Out of West5:29
7.Six Weeks in Reno5:08
8.Down in the Bottom5:45
Total38:19
Filler which appears on one version of this show:
Gravenites/Cipollina Band, The Stone, San Francisco, Nov 4 1983
9.I Did It For The Band
10.Tired of Spending Money
Gravenites/Cipollina Band, venue & location unknown
11.Mona
SF All Stars, venue & location unknown
12.You Can't Hurt Me No More
13.I Did It For The Band
Gravenites/Cipollina Band, Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, Jul 23 1986
14.Ten Days of Rain
15.Run Out of West


"Semi-acoustic set"

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
Nick GravenitesAcoustic Guitar, Vocals
Norton BuffaloHarmonica*



Stone Club, San Francisco, 3 April 1983

Tracks
1Trouble In Mind4:58
2Don't Be One Way6:47
3Small Walk-In Box11:00(Nick Gravenites)
4I Did It For The Band7:29
5You Can't Hurt Me No More5:19
6On Top of Old Smokie6:54
7Pride of Man4:01(Hamilton Camp)
8Down in the Bottom7:02
9Six Weeks in Reno6:31
10Dekalb Blues 6:19
11talk 1:29
12Back Door Man * 8:25
Total76:18


SBD > ? > CDR (2) > EAC > FLAC

Arthritis Foundation Benefit

"Seems to be a Gravenites Cipollina band with Terry Dolan and David Hayes from Terry & The Pirates sitting in. The line-up was said here is the one given when the show entered circulation. I have no reason to doubt it as Cipollina bands sometimes did mix it up."

"I did no EQ'ing or editing on this recording and as always, this is your pleasure and for trade only and NOT FOR SALE!"

"A big thank you to Rosannah for the show and the source disc used for this FLAC!"

- Tom S


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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Lead Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar
Terry Dolan Guitar
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Ben "King" Perkoff Sax
Greg ElmoreDrums
David HayesBass
Nathan Sark Guitar, Vocals*



Stone Club, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 1983

Tracks
1./Blues In My Bottle 4:07
2.Down In The Bottom 7:07
3.Small Walk In Box 9:34
4.Blues Highway 6:17
5.Pride Of Man 3:52
6.I Did It For the Band 7:00
7./You Can't Hurt Me No More6:10
8.Baby Please Don't Go 5:07
9.Dancin' Fool 5:03
10.Who Do You Love 8:02
11.Six Weeks In Reno 5:28
12.Run Outta West 5:14
Disc 1 Total:73:01
13.Nick's Highland Fling11:31
14./Exit Song 2:32
Disc 2 Total:14:03


This was my first Thunder & Lightning show!


Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience

Taper: Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis

Transferred 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
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Stone Club, San Francisco, 24 April, 1983

Tracks
1Trouble In Mind
2Hey Babe
3Small Walk-In Box(Nick Gravenites)
4Did It For The Band
5You Can't Hurt Me No More
6On Top of Old Smokie
7Pride of Man
8Down in the Bottom
9Six Weeks in Reno >
If The Blues Was Whisky
(72 minutes)


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
?Drums
?Bass


Stone Club, San Francisco, 24 April, 1983

As seeded via DimeADozen by 38f, July 2006

Tracks
1.Intro >
Trouble In Mind
7:04
2.Baby Baby *6:42
3.Small Walk-In Box(Nick Gravenites)
4.Did It For The Band7:41
5.You Can't Hurt Me No More5:13
6.On Top of Old Smokie6:53
7.Pride of Man4:02
8.Down in the Bottom6:55
9.Six Weeks in Reno6:32
10.If The Blues Was Whisky6:18
Encore:
11.Back Door Man10:20
Total78:35


Really good audience recording. Meet half Terry & the Pirates joining Thunder & Lightnin'... Really interesting show, with some tracks only few times played, and a rare 10 minutes version of BDM in the encore... Nick & John booked around 25 shows as Nicksilver, between 83 & 84.

First generation cassette (nack) > behringer ultra curve pro deq 2496 audio equalizer > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Transfered, remastered & uploaded by 38f on Dime 2006.

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Terry Dolan
David HayesBass
Gregory ElmoreDrums
Ben "King" Perkoff
Nathan Sark*



The Stone, San Francisco, CA, September 2, 1983, Sbd, Partial



Tracks
1.Trouble In The TeePee *7:00
2.I'll Pull The Trigger4:59
3.Signs of Life *8:08
4.Who Do You Love9:20
5.You Can't Hurt Me No More7:26
6.Bad Luck Baby7:38
7.Bye Bye Baby6:40
8.Hot Rods, Cool Women *5:41
9.My Party7:25
10.Dekalb Blues outro/band intro2:28
Total66:45


(partial, end of the show) Off my master tape. This is the second tape; I can't find the first tape. Bummer.

Source: Soundboard (mono mix) -> Sony TC-D5M -> Cassette (Sony UCX-S 90, Dolby B)

Lineage: Cassette Master -> Sony TC-D5M -> Audacity 1.3.12 @ 44.1KHz/16b (Single mono track, slight speed correction/normalization applied) -> CD Wave -> FLAC 6

Personnel
John "Zippy Zipollina" CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Al StaehelyBass, Vocals *
Gregory ElmoreDrums



The Sweatbox Lounge (Fresno Saloon), NorthBeach Land, San Francisco, CA, September 3, 1983



Tracks
First Set
1. [some slow blues]4:15
2. Blues in My Bottle7:38
3. Brown Paper Bag8:55
4. Down In The Bottom7:10
5. Southside4:53
6. Running Out of West6:37
7. Fantasy World4:46
8. "Well one more beer won't kill me", Small Walk-In Box9:07
9. Tough as Nails4:36
10. Outro2:05
Second Set
11. Baby Please Don't Go6:27
12. I'll Pull the Trigger4:11
13. Pride of Man5:14
14. Nick's Highland Fling9:57
15. I Did It For The Band8:12
16. Can't Hurt Me No More7:20
17. Hangin Around4:50
18. Sun's Gonna Shine5:55
19. Momma Don't Allow Me To Stay Out All Night Long6:36
Total118:43


Source: Sony ECM-220T mics -> Sony TC-D5M -> Cassette (Fuji FR-II, Dolby B)

Lineage: Cassette Master -> Sony TC-D5M -> Audacity 1.3.12 @ 44.1KHz/16b (slight speed correction/normalization applied) -> CD Wave -> FLAC 6

Off my master; Rick and I were sitting at one of the few tables about 15 feet from the band behind the tiny dance floor. There was apparently one more set. My master just stops here; must've run out of battery (I also recorded the night before - soundboard, of which I have the second set only for some reason...I'll up that soon too) or maybe we had to leave, I don't recall. So this is it.

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Nicksilver

CD front cover


Tracks
1.You Can't Hurt Me No More 5:13
2.Run Out Of West 6:00
3.You Can Leave Your Hat On 5:59
4.I'll Pull the Trigger 4:09(Nick Gravenites)
5.Trouble in the Teepee 7:57
6.All Night Long 4:42
7.I Did It For The Band 6:46
8.Fantasy World 2:51
9.Who Do You Love? 9:24(Ellis McDaniel)
10.Anna 5:54
11.Buried Alive in the Blues5:45(Nick Gravenites)
12.Goodnight Irene 3:52
Total68:32


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, vocals
Al StaehelyBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
Merl SaundersKeyboards


Recorded at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, September 19th, 1983


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
CD


Nicksilver - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, September 19th, 1983, Sbd, Complete

As posted on DimeADozen, December 2008.



Tracks
Disc 1:
1.You Can't Hurt Me No More (Linda Lou)5:09
2.Run Out Of West 5:56
3.You Can Leave Your Hat On 5:55
4.I'll Pull the Trigger 4:06(Nick Gravenites)
5.Trouble in the Teepee 7:52
6.Mama Don't Allow Me 4:39
7.I Did It For The Band 6:41
8.Fantasy World 2:49
9.Who Do You Love? (cuts at 2:22 into drum solo)9:15(Ellis McDaniel)
Total52:24
Disc 2:
1.Anna 5:50
2.Buried Alive in the Blues5:42(Nick Gravenites)
3.Goodnight Irene 3:50
4.Dekalb Blues 5:03
5.Pride of Man 4:30
6.Hitman 5:06
7.Bad Luck Baby 6:36
Total36:38


1st generation cassette > Nakamichi > amplifiers > tascam audio cdrw750 > cd > computer > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.

Transfered, & uploaded by 38f on Dime, December 2008.

I got this tape from John... compare to the single cd circulating of this show, this is the complete version, with 4 more tracks but with the same tape cut in Who Do You Love and honestly i do not know the reason. It's a good sounboard... enjoy it...

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaeheleyBass
Merl SaundersKeyboards





Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, Mass., 28 September 1983

Cassette version, received in the 80's

Tracks
1.Blues in My Bottle
2.Bad Luck Baby
3.Six Weeks in Reno
4.Southside
5.Signs of Life
6.Small Walk-In Box
7.Pride of Man
8.?
9.Fantasy World
10.Trust Me
11.Goin' Back To Anna
12.Who Do You Love
13.Walking Blues
14.Down in the Bottom
(c90 minutes)


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
?Drums
?Bass


Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA, 28 September 1983, Early Show

As circulated via DimeADozen, January 2007

Tracks
Disc 1:
1.Blues in the Bottle5:15
2.Bad Luck Baby6:05
3.Six Weeks in Reno6:00
4.Southside4:51
5.Signs of Life4:48
6.Small Walk-In Box10:40
7.Pride of Man4:19
Total42:01
Disc 2:
1.Do I Move You6:29
2.Hitman4:20
3.Fantasy World3:03
4.Trust Me3:59
5.Goin' Back To Anna8:55
6.Who Do You Love9:30
Encore:
7.Walking Blues //5:51
Total42:10


SBD Master > cd-r > eac > flac

Walking Blues cuts quickly at the end of the song. The house deck I was plugged into was stopped cutting my feed.

"My friend Phil Scott (RIP) was covering the soundboard for the regular guy who was sick and told me to bring a deck. I took a Kenwood house deck and plugged in. The soundboard at Swift's used an audience blend mic, creating a matrix effect, so crowd noise between songs and applause are very much present. The blend mic was about 6 feet off the ground, so anyone standing in front of the board was effectively talking into this mic. This is apparent in between songs but not an issue when the music is played. Only 2 or 3 people ever asked me for a copy of this, so it's pretty uncirculated. My guess is a few more will want this here. Enjoy." - BillFromMA

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaeheleyBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards




Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI, October 13, 1983

As Nicksilver

Tracks
disc one:
1.You Can't Hurt Me No More/Linda Lou Medley5:04
2.Run Out Of West6:01
3.You Can Leave Your Hat On5:55
4.I'll Pull The Trigger3:48
5.Trouble In The Teepee8:08
6.Mama Don't Allow It4:41
7.I Did It For The Band6:41
8.Fantasy World2:49
9.Who Do You Love9:15
Total52:22
disc two:
1.Goin' Back To Anna5:49
2.Buried Alive In The Blues5:11
3.Good Night Irene4:22
4.Dekalb Blues5:03
5.Pride Of Man4:28
6.Hit Man4:46
7.Bad Luck Baby6:57
Total36:36


notes: missing encore? no mention on source reel

source: sbd 1st gen reel, Jerry Moore's copy

lineage: sbd > cassette master > 7" reel @ 7.5 ips, dolby b > dat
sony tc-765 > teac an-180 > sbm1 > dat > pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd wave > flac
transfer (1999) & seed by Rob Berger 7/10/10

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Al StaeheleyBass, Vocals
Merl SaundersKeyboards, Vocals



Keystone, Berkeley, October 29, 1983

Tracks
1./ Blues in My Bottle 5:38
2.Run Out of West 5:17
3.Small Walk-In Box 8:59(Nick Gravenites)
4./ Trouble in Mind5:22
5.Tuning 0:26
6.Southside 3:47
7.Down in the Bottom6:03
8.Fantasy World 3:44
9.Pride of Man 4:19(Hamilton Camp)
10.My Party 6:39
11.I Did It For the Band6:05
12.Mona 5:44
13.Dekalb Blues 3:24
14.Intro's 0:40
Total66:05


Thunder & Lightning opened for the James Cotton Band

Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics

Location: Floor tables

Taper: Roger Miller

Digitized by: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > Edits > FLAC

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



The Stone, San Francisco, CA, November 4, 1983

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Blues in My Bottle 6:11
2.Six Weeks In Reno4:59
3.Down in the Bottom6:22
4.Run Outta West6:47
5.Small Walk-In Box 9:17(Nick Gravenites)
6.Fantasy World 3:48
7.Trouble in Mind6:42
8.Pride of Man 4:51(Hamilton Camp)
9.Dekalb Blues 5:43
10.Baby Please Don't Go5:43
11.I'll Pull The Trigger4:15
12.Nick's Highland Fling11:33
Total76:14
Disc 2
1.Blues Back Off Of Me7:11
2.I Did It For The Band6:42
3.Please Don't Come To My Party7:14
4.You Gotta Help Me7:43
5.Who Do You Love7:22
6.Walkin' Blues4:33
7.Dancin' Fool3:50
8.band intro's 1:26
9.Buried Alive In The Blues6:31
10.Outro 3:02
Total55:37


Lineage: SBD Master -> ? -> Nakamichi -> Mac Pro with Sound Studio -> FLAC (xACT)

I got this show from the same person who gave me 12/15/84 and 10/19/84. A very generous friend indeed!

I don't know if this is the whole show or not. The other tapes are broken up as 1st Set, 2nd Set etc. but this one just says "Soundboard" and lists the date & location.

Even so, it's a great recording and performance. Check out the samples.

A few songs are clipped at the beginning:
Trouble In Mind - cuts in at "Babe I'm Blue"
Baby Please Don't Go - first couple of notes clipped
Blues Back Off Of Me - first couple of notes clipped

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums


The Stone, San Francisco, CA, November 4, 1983, Sbd, Mono

Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues in My Bottle
2.Six Weeks In Reno
3.Down In The Bottom
4.Running Out of West
5.Small Walk-In Box
6.Fantasy World
7....Trouble In Mind
8.Pride Of Man
9.Dekalb Blues
Total
Set 2
10.Baby Please Don't Go
11.I'll Pull The Trigger
12.Nick's Highland Fling
13.Blues Back Off Of Me
14.I Did It For The Band
15.Please Don't Come to My My Party
16.You Gotta Help Me
17.Who Do You Love
18.Walkin' Blues
19.Dancin' Fool
20.Band Intros, and an explanation of why John is so hot tonight
21.Buried Alive In The Blues
22.Outro
Total


Source: Soundboard (mono mix) -> Sony TC-D5M -> Cassette (2x Sony UCX-S 90, Dolby B)

Lineage: Cassette Masters -> Sony TC-D5M -> Audacity 1.3.12 @ 44.1KHz/16b (Single mono track, slight speed correction/normalization applied) -> CD Wave -> FLAC 6

Off my master tape. Trouble In Mind is cut in the beginning; with 8+ minutes left on the tape after Fantasy World, the guy running the board and doing the recording for me decided to fast-forward and flip the tape and missed recording the start of the song...so there you go, a long-time mystery solved (what? Nobody wondered about it? Imagine that). On the other hand, the tape was perilously close to the end after Blues Back Off Of Me and he swapped in the new tape with seconds to spare before I Did It For The Band. So there you are.

Greg's pretty high up in the mix; I think he'd like that! We get a nice solo from Doug Kilmer in Nick's Highland Fling leading to Nick rightly raving about his rhythm section. A higher generation version of this exists on archive.org, FWIW (misdated as 1983-11-03).

So anyway, check it out: this was a double bill with the New Riders (I didn't tape that) for only $4. Amazing.

Enjoy! Mike Ridiculous Nicholas Gravenites - Guitar, Vocals John Cipollina - Guitar, Vocals Doug Kilmer - Bass, Vocals Greg Elmore - Drums


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, December 23, 1983

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Blues In My Bottle 5:59
2.Walkin' Blues 6:17
3.Six Weeks In Reno 5:12
4.Run Outta West 5:33
5.Dekalb Blues 5:35
6.Small Walk In Box 10:45
7.Tough As Nails 8:18
8.Tuning 0:33
9.Down In The Bottom 6:45
10.Exit 0:11
Second Set
11.Intros, Tuning, Merry Christmas 2:38
12.Fantasy World 4:13
13.Pride Of Man 4:15
14.Who Do You Love 6:59
15.Tuning 0:48
16.Baby Please Don't Go 3:48
Disc 2
17.Southside 4:01
18.My Party 7:33


This was one of the first Thunder & Lightning shows at the Chi Chi Club. Quite possibly the first. Thunder & Lightning had a long, fruitful run of memorable shows at the Chi Chi Club over the next few years.


Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics

Location: Stage Left Tables

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
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



The Stone, San Francisco, 5 January, 1984

Tracks
Set 1
1.Six Weeks in Reno 5:12(Nick Gravenites)
2.Small Walk-In Box 9:20(Nick Gravenites)
3.Love Me Or I'll Kill You4:37
4.Pride of Man 4:16(Hamilton Camp)
5.I'll Pull the Trigger5:25
6.I Did It For the Band7:32
7.Bad Luck Baby 7:02
8.Dekalb Blues > Band intro's5:55
Set 2
9.// You Can't Hurt Me No More5:07
10.Goin' Back To Anna6:25
11.Nick's Highland Fling11:12
12.Fantasy World 3:44
13.Who Do You Love? 7:17
14.Happy Birthdays 0:59
15.Walkin' Blues 6:44
16.Stay Out All Night Long4:37
17.Buried Alive in the Blues7:56
18.Intros 0:42
19.Nick talk 1:31
20.Run Out of West 4:58
21.Exit song 2:50


There's a 2-second volume spike near the start of 'Stay Out All Night Long'

"Excuse the cut in the beginning of "You Can't Hurt Me No More". It was a wild night :-) One of the best shows I've ever heard T&L play, IMHO. They are cookin'!"


As Distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1275:48
Disc 2: 13 - 2137:33
Alternative Layout:
Disc 1: Set 1 ( 1 - 8 )49:19
Disc 2: Set 2 ( 9 - 21 )64:02


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D5 --> D6, Nakamichi 300 Mics

Taper: Bob Leonardis & Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller

Location: Front center tables

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
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 1984

Tracks
1.Blues in the Bottle
2.Pride Of Man
3.Down In The Bottom
4.Going Down to the River
5.Small Walk In Box
6.Four Floors or Forty
7.You Got To Help Me
8.Six Weeks In Reno
9.Dekalb Blues (inc tape flip)
10.instrumental
11.Hollywood Nymph
12.On Top of Old Smokie
13.Dancin' Fool
14.Going Back to Anna



Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 14 January, 1984

Roger Miller audience recording

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Small Walk In Box 8:36
2.Herpes Blues 2:31
3.It Kept Me Runnin'5:37
4.Love Me Or I'll Kill You4:40
5.Pride Of Man 4:41
6.Four Floors Or Forty5:12
7.Bad Luck Baby 6:43
8.Nick Talk 1:51
9.Fantasy World 3:48
10.My Party 6:21
11.Nick talk, Intro2:00
12.Mona 8:36
13.Southside 3:12
14.Baby, Bye Bye 4:32
15.Walkin' Blues 6:12
Disc 2
16.Buried Alive In The Blues 8:19
17.Exit Song 2:00
Total:84:50


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics

Taper: Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller

Location: Balcony

Lineage: MC > Wav > FLAC

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums


Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 14 January, 1984

Mike K soundboard recording

Tracks
Disc 1
1.Down in the Bottom 5:41
2.Blues Back Off of Me 5:58
3.Small Walk In Box 8:36
4.Herpes Blues 2:36
5.It Kept Me Runnin'6:13
6.Love Me Or I'll Kill You4:30
7.Pride Of Man 4:47
8.Four Floors Or Forty6:05
9.Bad Luck Baby 6:31
10.band intro's, chatter3:39
11.Fantasy World 3:43
12.My Party 6:21
13."the special talents of John Cipollina"1:59
14.Mona 9:18
15.Southside 3:00
16.Baby, Bye Bye 5:15
17.Walkin' Blues 6:42
18.Buried Alive In The Blues8:30
19.a fast 12-bar blues outro1:56
Total:101:30


Notes: First few bars of Baby, Bye Bye from Roger Miller's audience recording of the same show, posted here. NRPS also played that night; I believe Nick & John opened for them. See http://www.obnoid.com/jc.html for some pics of the band from this era I took... maybe even this show, who can remember?

Source: SBD -> Sony TC-D5M, Sony UCX-S90 Master Tape, Dolby B
Lineage: Master Tape/Sony TC-D5M -> Tascam DR-1 44.1KHz/16b -> Audacity 1.3.5 -> CD Wave -> FLAC 7

Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics

Taper: Michael Kirschner

Transferred by: Michael Kirschner



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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Keystone, Berkeley, CA, 23 February, 1984

Tracks
Set 1
1./Hollywood Baby 5:27
2.Six Weeks In Reno 5:03
3./Down In The Bottom 5:55
4.Small Walk In Box 10:08
5.Four Floors Or Forty 4:10
6.Walkin' Blues 5:54
7.Pride Of Man 4:15
8.Fantasy World 3:56
9.Who Do You Love 9:41
10.Dekalb Blues 4:38
Set 2
11.Dancin' Fool 5:09
12.Tuning --> 0:35
13.Born In Chicago 6:34
14.Run Outta West 5:27
15.Nick's Highland Fling --> 8:03
16.Party 2:10
17.Bad Luck Baby 6:12
18.Southside 3:14
19.Nick talk, intros --> 3:29
20.Buried Alive In The Blues 7:12
21.Nick talk, intro --> 0:47
22.Mona 9:11
Total117:08


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1476:51
Disc 2: 15 - 2240:17
Alternative Disc Layout:
Disc 1: Set 159:05
Disc 2: Set 258:03


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D5 --> D6, Nakamichi 300 Mics

Tapers: Roger Miller & Bob Leonardis

Transferred by: Roger Miller

Location: Center Tables, Floor

Lineage: MC > WAV > Edits > FLAC

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, 25 February, 1984

Tracks
1.Blues in My Bottle 5:08
2.Six Weeks In Reno 5:03
3.Down In The Bottom 6:01
4.Walkin' Blues 5:25
5.I Did It for the Band7:08
6.Small Walk In Box 9:48
7.Blues Back Off of Me6:50
8.Run Outta West 5:47
9.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:02
10.Four Floors Or Forty 4:47
11.exit & intro's 2:31
12.Southside 3:30
13.On Top of Old Smokey6:58
14.Pride Of Man 4:23
15.Who Do You Love 10:24
16.Baby, Bye Bye 6:00
17.Love Me or I'll Kill You4:54
18.My Party 5:18
19.Bad Luck Baby 7:49
20.Fantasy World 3:44
21.Muddy Waters 2:40
22.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle 5:11
23.Mona 13:58
24.Buried Alive In The Blues 7:11
Total144:40


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1477:27
Disc 2: 15 - 2467:13


Source: Master Cassette, Audience, Sony D6, Realistic Mics

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

Taped by: Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



The Stone, San Francisco, CA, 9 March, 1984

Tracks
Set 1
1.// Opening Song2:27
2.I Did It for the Band6:26
3.Down In The Bottom 5:29
4.Small Walk In Box 10:22
5.intro's, tuning 1:28
6.You Can't Hurt Me No More *5:39
7.Nick talk 1:28
8.Pride Of Man * 4:10
9.Walkin' Blues * 8:49
10.Six Weeks In Reno * 6:45
11.Who Do You Love 10:00
12.Nick talk 0:55
13.Dekalb Blues 7:13
Set 2
14.Four Floors Or Forty 5:47
15.Bad Luck Baby 8:23
16.Run Outta West 6:19
17.Southside 5:14
18.Nick talk, intro 3:58
19.Mona ** 0:48
20.Nick talk 1:20
21.Nick's Highland Fling 5:04
22.Nick talk 6:10
23.Fantasy World ** 5:04
24.Trouble in Mind //6:10
Total132:49


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1371:16
Disc 2: 14 - 2461:33


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D6, Realistic Mics

Lineage: MC > WAV > FLAC

Location: Front Center Tables

Taped by: Roger Miller

Transferred by: Roger Miller

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guests:
Mark AdamsHarp*
Jeff MainardHarp**



Jonathan Swift's Pub, Cambridge, MA, March 22, 1984

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Blues In My Bottle 5:36
2.Six Weeks In Reno 5:07
3.Down In The Bottom 3:57
4.Small Walk-in Box 9:15
5.Pride of Man 4:03
6.Four Floors or Forty5:21
7.Down to the River 5:39
8.Who Do You Love? 9:04
9.I Did It For The Band6:12
10.Dancing Fool 5:05
11.Run Out of West 5:27
12.Dekalb Blues 3:11
Disc 1 Total68:03
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Southside 3:04
2.Bad Luck Baby 8:01
3.Herpes Blues 4:52
4.Back Off Of Me 5:30
5.Anna 4:48
6.Instrumental 10:40
7.Mona 11:39
8.Can't Hurt Me No More 5:21
9.Southside Blues 4:23
10.Buried Alive in the Blues7:57
11.Last Call Blues 5:17
12.My Party 6:53
Disc 2 Total78:31


Source: Audience Master Cassette: (2) Sennheiser 421 + (1) Nakamichi 300 w/ Sony Mixer > Sony D-5 > Sony D-6

Recorded By Bill Devanney Patched Out Of Ross Lipton

Remaster/Transfer: Nakamichi BX-1> Audiophile 2496 > @ 24 Bit to WaveLab > 16 Bit > CD Wave > EAC > Flac June 28, 2006 By Bill Koucky

Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums


Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA, March 22, 1984

As posted via DimeADozen, March 2014

Tracks
--Set One--
1.-tuning-
2.Blues In A Bottle
3.Six Weeks In Reno
4.Down In The Bottom
5.Beer Cooler
6.-band intros-
7.Pride of Man
8.Four Floors Or Forty
9.Trouble In Mind
10.Who Do You Love?
11.I Did It for the Band
12.I'm A Dancing Fool
13.Run Out of West
14.Dekalb Blues
15.-outro-
Set 1 Total
--Set Two--
1.-tuning-
2.Southside
3.Bad Luck Baby
4.-tuning & banter-
5.Herpes Blues
6.-banter-
7.Blues Back Off
8.Going Back to Anna
9.Highland Fling
10.-band intros-
11.Mona
12.You Can't Hurt Me No More
13.I'll Pull The Trigger
14.Buried Alive In the Blues
15.On Top Of Old Smokey
16.My Party
Set 1 Total


Recording: Panasonic RP-V220 stereo mic > Panasonic RQ-J38 deck > Two Maxell UDXL-I 90 min. tapes, both lot # L02344
Recording position was the stage left front corner of the stage.
No Dolby.
Recorded by Tom Reid.

Transfer: master cassette > Harmon Kardon TD302, no Dolby, heads aligned to each tape segment > Zoom H2 @ 16/44.1 > SDHC memory card > PC > edited and tracked with Audacity > flac level 8 and checksums with traderslittlehelper.

Analog to digital transfer by John Wenzel, March 28, 2014.

Taper's notes: Jonathan Swift's has/had a half-wall along the left side of the stage, with a counter on top of the half-wall and stools on the other side. I was on a stool at the front corner, with the mics on the counter. -TR

Personnel
John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites
Greg Elmore
Doug Kilmer



Lupo's, Providence, RI, March 30, 1984, Partial

As seeded via DimeADozen in June 2010



Tracks
1.Did It For The Band7:02
2.Who Do You Love10:52
3.Blues Back Off Of Me6:39
4.Basement Jive6:07
5.Goodnight Irene5:20
6.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:47
7.Buried Alive In The Blues8:19
Total:51:05


source: sbd 1st gen cassette, Marc Abramson's copy of Rob Berger's master
lineage: sbd > sony d5, no nr master cassette > cassette, no nr
nak dragon > hd-p2 24/96 > pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd wave > 16/44.1 > flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 6/8/10

Notes: while it kills me to circulate partial 1st gens of my (long gone) masters, this is a fun listen. I'll find the rest of it someday. Until then, I hope you enjoy this portion.


Lupo's, Providence, RI, March 30, 1984, Complete

As seeded via DimeADozen in July 2010



Tracks
Set 1
Disc One:
1.Blues In My Bottle5:28
2.Pride Of Man4:06
3.Down In The Bottom6:16
4.Six Weeks In Reno5:32
5.Run Out Of West6:46
6.Small Walk In Box8:39
7.Four Floor Or Forty5:42
8.Right Handed World5:59
9.Fantasy World4:03
10.Bad Luck Baby7:20
11.Dancin' Fool4:46
12.Break Time Shuffle2:48
Total:67:27
Set 2
Disc Two:
1.On Top Of Ol' Smokey *9:53
2.Herpes Blues2:26
3.Goin' Back To Anna5:52
4.Did It For The Band6:55
5.Who Do You Love10:52
6.Blues Back Off Of Me6:39
7.Party6:12
8.Goodnight Irene5:13
9.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:48
10.Buried Alive In The Blues7:44
Total:68:34


Notes: * w/local Tony Field on harp

source: sbd 1st gen cassette, Marc Abramson's copy of Rob Berger's master
lineage: sbd > sony d5, no nr master cassette > cassette, no nr
nak dragon > hd-p2 24/96 > pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd wave > 16/44.1 > flac
transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 6/27/10

Notes:Finally, Marc was able to find his copy of Rob's master, and here we go with the COMPLETE show. This show is a real travelouge, playing in RI, singing about Chicago, Reno, SF and stops in between. Did I mention, "we got a rockin band..."



Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ, March 31, 1984

Oh Boy bootleg version.

CD outer

Tracks
1.Mean Ol' Walking Blues7:52
2.Six Weeks in Reno 5:32
3.I Did It For The Band7:05
4.You Can't Trust Me No More3:43
5.Who Do You Love 11:45
6.Bad Luck Baby 7:27
7.Fancy World 4:22
8.Instrumental Improvisation
(aka Spanish Fling)
10:27
9.I'll Pull The Trigger4:26
10.Back Door Blues 5:55
Total:78:41


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDate
Oh Boy 1-9162 USCD1994


Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ, March 31, 1984

Complete version, both sets.



Tracks
Set 1 (10:26 pm)
Disc 1
1.Blues In My Bottle7:26
2.Pride Of Man4:32
3.Down in the Bottom6:19
4.Blues Back Off of Me5:46
5.Run Out Of West6:22
6.Small Walk-In Box11:07
7.Four Floors Or Forty5:23
8.I'm A Dancing Fool5:15
9.Right Handed World, Left Handed Soul6:00
10.Break Song 2:02
Disc 1 Total:60:10
Set 2 (11:59 pm)
Disc 2
1.Walkin' Blues8:01
2.Six Weeks in Reno 5:24
3.I Did It For The Band6:33
4.You Can't Hurt Me No More5:01
5.Who Do You Love 10:30
6.Bad Luck Baby 8:54
Disc 2 Total:44:23
Disc 3
1.Fantasy World 4:36
2.Highland Fling9:57
3.I'll Pull The Trigger5:24
4.Trouble In Mind6:16
5.Mona13:35
6.Momma Don't Allow Me (?) 6:17
Disc 3 Total:46:05
Total:150:38


Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
Lineage: TDK-AD master cassettes > Teac A-550RX cassette playback > TASCAM CDRW-700 > Trade CD-R > (wav) EAC (secure mode) > (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Cotati Cabaret, Cotati, CA, July 12, 1984

Tracks
1.You Gotta Help Me 6:03
2.Meet Me On The Bottom5:57
3.Four Floors Or Forty5:51
4.Small Walk-In Box10:21
5.Pride Of Man4:15
6.Fantasy World 4:41
7.Six Weeks In Reno 6:01
8.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:34
9.I Did It For The Band6:40
10.Run Out Of West 6:14
11.Fever Dream4:51
12.Southside 4:36
13.Nick's Highland Fling10:34
14.Mona 13:58
Total:94:35


Recorded by The Weasel - "Da Weez"

Transferred and mastered to .wav files by D5scott

source: 2 Beyer M160 & 1 Sennheiser 421 microphones> Nak MX100 w/2001 > Sony TC-D5M (Dolby on) - analog master cassettes

transfer: Sony TC-D5M (original record deck - Dolby on) > Pre Sonus Inspire GT > Sound Forge > .wav files > Trader's Little Helper > flac and ffp files


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 4 August, 1984

Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues In The Bottle 5:43
2.Pride of Man 4:39(Hamilton Camp)
3.Down in the Bottom6:37
4.Trouble In Mind 6:09
5.Tuning 0:45
6.Small Walk-In Box 10:00(Nick Gravenites)
7.Four Floors Or Forty5:31
8.You Gotta Help Me 5:30
9.Six Weeks in Reno 5:34(Nick Gravenites)
10.Dekalb Blues 4:29
11.Nick's Highland Fling11:26
Set 2
12.Hollywood Baby 2:03
13.Run Out of West 7:29
14.On Top Of Old Smokie6:21
15.Dancin' Fool 5:21
16.Goin' Back To Anna7:23
17.Tuning 0:43
18.Fantasy World 4:53
19.? 3:39
20.Who Do You Love? 9:39
21.Southside 3:11
22.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:50
Set 3
23.Tired of Spending Money2:59
24.Bad Luck Baby 8:47
25.I Did It For the Band5:50
26.My Party 5:32
27.Herpes Blues 2:46
28.Left Hand Soul 9:30
29.Nick Talk, Last Call1:48
30.Buried Alive in the Blues5:54
31.Good Night Irene 4:07
32.Momma Don't Allow Me3:39


As Distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1375:57
Disc 2: 14 - 2771:53
Disc 3: 28 - 3224:58
Alternative Layout:
Disc 1: Set 166:25
Disc 2: Set 255:32
Disc 3: Set 350:51


Source: 1st Gen Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics

Taper: Bob Leonardis

Transferred by: Roger Miller

Lineage: 1st Gen Cas > 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
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 1 September, 1984

Cassette received in trade, August 1988

Tracks
1.Fantasy World
2.Goin' Back To Anna
3.Pride of Man (Hamilton Camp)
4.My Party
5.On Top Of Old Smokie / Mama Don't Love Me
6.Bad Luck Baby
7.Dekalb Blues
8.Down in the Bottom
9.I Did It For the Band
10.You Gotta Help Me
11.Who Do You Love?
12.Blues In The Bottle
13.Walking Blues
14.Four Floors Or Forty
15.Small Walk-In Box (Nick Gravenites)
16.Six Weeks in Reno (Nick Gravenites)
17.Run Out of West
18.Trouble In Mind
19.You Can't Hurt Me No More
20.Instrumental: rock
21.Instrumental: blues
22.I'll Pull The Trigger
23.Wintry Countryside
24.Buried Alive


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Bass
Greg ElmoreDrums


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 1 September, 1984

Fresh transfer posted on DimeADozen, February 2014

Tracks
CD 1
1.Fantasy World (cuts in)
2.Goin' Back To Anna
3.Pride of Man (Hamilton Camp)
4.My Party
5.On Top Of Old Smoky
6.Mama Don't Love Me
7.tuning
8.Bad Luck Baby
9.Dekalb Blues
10.Down in the Bottom
Total
CD 2
1.I Did It For the Band
2.You Gotta Help Me
3.Who Do You Love?
4.Blues In The Bottle
5.Walking Blues
6.Four Floors Or Forty
7.Small Walk-In Box (Nick Gravenites)
8.Six Weeks in Reno (Nick Gravenites)
9.Run Out of West
Total
CD 3
1.Trouble In Mind (cuts in)
2.You Can't Hurt Me No More
3.tuning
4.Nick's Highland Fling
5.Exit Song
6.tuning
7.I'll Pull The Trigger
8.tuning
9.Wintry Countryside
10.Buried Alive
Total


Cassette SB Master > 3rd Gen Cassette > Edirol USB Ua-1ex Audio Interface > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Traders Little Helper > FLAC

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug Kilmer(?)Bass
Greg ElmoreDrums

Miramar Beach Inn, Miramar, CA, 13 September, 1984


Tracks
Set 1
1.Blues in My Bottle 5:30
2.Run Out of West 6:35
3.Fantasy World 3:43
4.Meet Me on the Bottom5:36
5.Trouble In Mind 5:19
6.You Can't Hurt Me 3:38
7.Four Floors Or Forty5:09
8.Small Walk-In Box 10:30(Nick Gravenites)
9.Dekalb Blues 4:38
10.Six Weeks in Reno 5:11(Nick Gravenites)
11.Goin' Back To Anna 6:43
12.Break Jam 2:52
Set 2
13.Highland Fling 9:34
14.I'll Pull The Trigger4:42
15.Pride of Man 4:12(Hamilton Camp)
16.I Did It For the Band7:12
17.Who Do You Love 9:19
18.On Top Of Old Smokie5:19
19.My Party 5:03
20.Break Jam 4:23
Set 3
21.Warmup diddle 1:11
22.Who's Out There 5:08
23.Baby Bye Bye 7:08
24.Bad Luck Baby 7:48
25.Walkin' Blues * 5:29
Encore
26.Love My Baby So * 5:43


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1375:11
Disc 2: 14 - 2672:50
Alternative Disc Layout:
Disc 1: Set 166:28
Disc 2: Set 249:47
Disc 3: Set 332:29


MSC > Cass > Cass (me) > Nero > flac

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
Jo Baker *



Lone Star Cafe, NYC, October 10, 1984

Early show

Tracks
1.Wintery Countryside7:13
2.Blues In The Bottle5:48
3.Down in The Bottom5:36
4.Six Weeks In Reno > band intro5:41
5.Buried Alive In The Blues5:47
6.Small Walk In Box9:54
7.Herpes Blues2:15
8.Love Me Or I'll Kill You4:29
9.I'll Pull The Trigger4:13
10.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:41
11.Goin' Back To Anna6:59
12.On Top Of Ol' Smokey6:07
Total:68:42


Notes: On bill with SF Allstars, see here

source: sbd 1st gen reel, Jerry Moore's copy

lineage: sbd > cassette master > 7" reel @ 7.5 ips, dolby b > dat

sony tc-765 > teac an-180 > sbm1 > dat > pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd

wave > flac
transfer (1999) & seed by Rob Berger 7/11/10

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Harvey BrooksBass
Gary GoldDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, October 19, 1984

Tracks
Disc 1 - Set 1
1.You Gotta Help Me 5:44
2.Dekalb Blues 6:04
3.Down in the Bottom6:09
4.Four Floors Or Forty5:28
5.Small Walk-In Box 10:32(Nick Gravenites)
6.Pride of Man 4:15(Hamilton Camp)
7.Trouble In Mind 5:31
8.Run Outta West 6:18
9.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:39
Total:54:44
Disc 2 - Set 2
1.Nick's Highland Fling9:31
2.Six Weeks in Reno 6:18(Nick Gravenites)
3.Goin' Back To Anna8:29
4.Fantasy World 5:08
5.banter 2:53
6.Motel Party Baby5:26
7.Bluesman 7:59
8.Bad Luck Baby 7:39
9.banter 4:41
10.My Party 8:32
11.Wintry Countryside 6:15
12.// Outro w band intro's1:29
Total:74:23
Disc 3 - Set 3
1.banter 1:01
2.Susie Q 4:49
3.Southside 3:37
4.Born in Chicago 7:59
5.Will the Circle Be Unbroken6:48
6.Mama Don't Allow Me8:15
7.Who Do You Love? 9:03
8.Last Call // 2:55
Total:44:30


SBD Master -> 1st gen cassette -> Nakamichi -> Mac Pro with Sound Studio -> FLAC (xACT)

"This was a gift from a friend who was able to patch in to the board. The recording levels on my
tape are a bit low which may explain why it seems a little hissier than a 1st gen should sound."

There are some cuts but they aren't too bad:
Run Outta West cuts in at the beginning just before the vocals start - tape flip
The Outro at the end of the 2nd Set cuts in - tape flip
Last Call cuts off - the tape ran out

I don't remember if there was any music after Last Call - can anyone help?

There's another recording of this show: "... i have this longer, with Last call blues complete and
I'll put the trigger after it, but your recording, judging from the samples, is really superior and a
lower generation compare to mine..."

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, December 15, 1984

Tracks
Disc 1 - Set 1
1.Highway One 4:25
2.Blues in My Bottle5:25
3.Wintry Countryside 8:48
4.Small Walk-In Box 10:58(Nick Gravenites)
5.Four Floors Or Forty5:14
6.Down in the Bottom5:28
7.banter 2:00
8.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:20
9.Six Weeks in Reno 5:05(Nick Gravenites)
10.Dekalb Blues 3:54
Total:57:40
Disc 2 - Set 2
1.Hollywood Baby 8:53
2.Nick's Highland Fling8:46
3.Pride of Man 4:17(Hamilton Camp)
4.Fantasy World 3:54
5.I Did it for the Band9:37
6.Who Do You Love? 10:51
7.? 7:18
8.Bad Luck Baby 11:31
9.Southside 4:21
8.Outro2:17
Total:71:47
Disc 3 - Set 3
1.I'll Pull the Trigger6:08
2.Run Outta West 7:20
3.Eight Day Clock (false start)1:01
4.Eight Day Clock 4:16
5.Trouble In Mind 4:51
6.Please Don't Come to My Party6:28
7.Goodnight Irene4:54
8.Outro5:00
Total:40:01


Lineage: SBD Master -> 1st gen cassette -> Nakamichi -> Mac Pro with Sound Studio -> FLAC (xACT)

This is another tape I received as a gift from a friend who was able to patch in to the board. The recording levels on my tape are a bit low which may explain why it seems a little hissier than a 1st gen should sound.

The first few notes of two songs are clipped due to tape flips: I Did It For The Band, Hollywood Baby. No vocals are missing.

And speaking of vocals, there's a vocalist identified only as "Diane" on Track 7 Disc 2. Maybe someone knows her name as well as the name of the song she sings.

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, December 29, 1984, Incomplete (DVD)

Tracks
DVD 1 - Set 1
1.Banter > Howlin' Wolf Blues
2.Highway One
3.Blues In My Bottle
4.Down In The Bottom
5.Small Walk-In Box
6.Six Weeks In Reno
7.Pride Of Man
8.Wintry Country Side
9.Banter/smoke break
10.You Can't Hurt Me No More
11.Dekalb Blues
Total:
DVD 2 - Set II (partial)
1.Nick's Highland Fling
2.I'll Pull The Trigger
3.It Kept Me Running
4.Who's Out There?
5.On Top Of Old Smokey
6.Who Do You Love
7.// Trouble In Mind //
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
Audio Notes:
- I couldn't find an audio recording of this show so I've eq'd the soundtrack to give it more depth, widen the stereo field and increase the gain. I think it's turned out pretty good.
- There is some intermittent hum which hs been reduced to an accetable level.
- There are also some intermittent high pitched whistles. I've reduced them so that they are now hardly noticeable.
- Audio edited with Adobe Audition 1.5, iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced and iZotope RX2 Advanced.
Video Notes:
- I reduced the picture noise quite a lot but some still remains. I also lightened and sharpened it a little
- There is a violet coloured strip down the left-hand side throughout.
- Video edited with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5
- DVD authored with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5


My thanks to Steve and Doug.

A Dewins Production.

audio editing, video editing and DVD authoring
SIRMick, March 2013

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass, Backing Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Keystone, Palo Alto, March 7, 1985

Tracks
Disc 1
1.tuning1:12
2.Goin' Back To Anna5:58
3.Down At The Bottom5:33
4.Brown Paper Bag7:36
5.Small Walk In Box10:24
6.Fantasy World4:47
7.I Did It For The Band6:35
Disc 1 Total42:04
Disc 2
1.Who Do You Love8:47
2.Four Floors Or Forty5:32
3.Wintery Countryside9:31
4.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:44
5.I'll Pull The Trigger4:49
6.Run Out Of West6:28
Disc 2 Total39:51


source: aud casette 1st gen, Marc Abramson's copy of Rob Berger's master

lineage: 2 sennheiser 421's + 1 sennheiser 441 blend > nak 550 cm > cassette

nak dragon > hd-p2 24/96 > pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd wave > 16/44.1 > flac

transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 6/12/10


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 30, 1985

Tracks
Set 1
1.You Don't Know The Trouble I've Been Through8:50
2.tuning 2:06
3.Down in the Bottom6:50
4.Small Walk-In Box (Gravenites' instrumental)10:57(Nick Gravenites)
5.stage banter 2:11
6.Brown Paper Bag 8:22
7.Southside 5:18
8.// Pride of Man 4:24(Hamilton Camp)
9.tuning 2:08
10.Spanish Fling (instrumental)10:23
11.Fantasy World 6:38
12.outro jam + band intros4:25
Set 2
13.Right Handed World10:07
14.Anna 8:01
15.stage banter 2:26
16.Four Floors Or Forty6:23
17.fan letter story 4:25
18.Who Do You Love? 12:03
19.Bad Luck Baby 9:00
20.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:15
21.stage banter 0:52
22.Bye Bye Baby, Bye Bye6:13
Set 3
23Dogs Run Free (Walkin' Blues)7:14
24.I Did It For the Band6:18
25.My Party 9:38
26.Six Weeks in Reno 5:21(Nick Gravenites)
27.birthday presentation >
Run Out of West
7:12
28.outro jam 4:45


As distributed:
Disc 1: Set 172:40
Disc 2: Set 275:53
Disc 3: Set 340:32


SBD Cassette Master (Sony D-5 I believe) > DAT > CD-RW > EAC > CoolEdit > SHN/CDR

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 22 June, 1985


Tracks
1.I Did It for the Band6:03
2.Four Floors or Forty 5:18
3.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:47
4.Goin' Back to Anna 6:34
5.Down in the Bottom 4:54
6.Pride of Man 4:24(Hamilton Camp)
7.Small Walk-In Box * 13:06(Nick Gravenites)
8.My Party * 6:34
Total 51:44


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
DougBass, ?Vocals
GregDrums
Snooky FlowersSax*


Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, Saturday June 22nd, 1985


Tracks
1.Intro 1:08
2.I Did It For the Band 5:24
3.Four Floors or Forty 5:07
4.You Can't Hurt Me No More 4:42
5.Anna 6:29
6.Down In The Bottom 4:46
7.Pride Of Man 4:48
8.Small Walk-In Box 12:19
9.My Party 6:24
Total 51:12


Realistic pzm and Sony ECM 61 with Sony WMD6-C

Maxell XLII-S 90 No nr

50 feet away, dead center, Mic Stand at 7 feet

Master > D6 > HD > Audacity > CDWave > TLH > Torrent

Personnel
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
Snooky FlowersSaxophone Track 8



Rainbow Tavern, Seattle, WA, July 31, 1985

Seeded via DimeADozen, May 2012

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Dekalb Blues7:10
2.Down In The Bottom4:40
3.Six Weeks In Reno5:36
4.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:54
5.Small Walk In Box10:26
6.Pride Of Man4:47
7.Four Floors Or Forty5:34
Set 2
8.Who Do You Love15:24
9.Who's Out There7:26
Total
Disc 2
1.Tough As Nails5:53
2.On Top Of Old Smokey7:20
3.Anna6:47
4.Nick's Highland Fling12:54
5.Love Me Or I'll Kill You5:53
6.Born In Chicago6:04
7.Fantasy World4:45
8.Breaktime Jam5:48
Total
Set 3
Disc 3
1.Walkin' Blues5:15
2.Run Out Of West7:18
3.Herpes Blues2:50
4.My Party7:31
5.I Did It For The Band7:52
6.Mona13:35
Total


Note: Some minor level "adjustments" during Mona caused by John Barleycorn.

AUD > WM-D6 > Maxell UDXLII cassettes X 3,No Dolby > Audio-Technica AT9400 Stereo Mic on 6' stand,approx. 12 ' from stage center.

Played back on Nakamichi DR3, azimuth adjusted > soundblaster live! > cdwave > WAV > cd-r > Wav > TLH > flac

Recorded by with kind permission from john cipollina.

Taped by Michael Robertson & Jerry Balzer.



Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums

The Rainbow, Seattle, WA, August 1, 1985

Seeded via DimeADozen, November 2013

Tracks
Set 1
1.//Down At The Bottom4:66
2.Six Weeks In Reno 5:22
3.Fantasy World4:30
4.Four Floors Or Forty 5:01
5.Left Hand Soul5:04
6.Pride Of Man4:11
7.Dekalb Blues4:54
8.Walkin' Blues5:31
9.Small Walk-In Box11:14
10.Run Out Of West6:31
11.You Can't Hurt//Me No More5:16
Set 2
1.Eight Day Clock4:45
2.Love Me Or I'll Kill You5:31
3.Brown Paper Bag6:58
4.Muddy Waters3:35
5.Born In Chicago6:15
6.Dancin' Fool4:40
7.Goin' Back To Anna6:32
8.I'll Pull The Trigger5:16
9.Outro (with band intros)2:09
Set 3
1.Bad Luck Baby7:26
2.Buried Alive In The Blues6:46
3.My Party5:30
4.I Did It For The Band6:48
5.Long Lonesome Road3:55
6.Blues Back Off Of Me5:35
7.Mona13:00
8.Herpes Blues >1:52
9.Outro2:07
Total 160:34


Source: unknown sbd or a matrix *

Notes:
- "Down At The Bottom" has a few seconds missing.
- "You Can't Hurt Me No More" had a small cut so I have spliced the two parts together. Very liitle appears to be missing.
- "Bad Luck Baby" has minor problem around 2:19
- My copy had two or three curious little gaps at the end of some tracks, which I closed up and then smoothed out the transitions.
- I also removed a few clicks and adjusted the levels.
Comments:
- I've seen this referred to as both a soundboard and a matrix, I'm pretty sure that it's the latter because of the presence of room ambience. This is a very crispy recording. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if this had been recorded for a live album, it's that good. *
"Anna" has got inside my head and gets me in a spin, just the same way that "Althea" does


Thanks to whoever made a fine job of capturing this wonderful show.

edited and remastered, SIRMick, November 2013

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums

Big Chief Lodge, Lake Tahoe, NV, August 24, 1985

Seeded via DimeADozen, April 2007

Tracks
Set 1
1.I'll Change Your Flat Tire Merle4:53
2.Bad Luck Baby8:46
3.Who Do You Love11:00
4.Run Out of West7:24
5.6 Weeks in Reno5:42
6.Love Me Or I'll Kill You5:54
7.instrumental12:02
8.banter1:21
9.Mama Don't Allow Me6:17
10.I Did It for the Band6:40
11.outro jam > Dekalb Blues2:03
Set 2
12.I'll Pull the Trigger6:08
13.banter1:36
14.// Buried Alive in the Blues7:12
15.My Party8:22
16.Southside4:15
17.Goin' Back to Anna7:02
18.tuning / banter2:20
19.Dancin' Fool4:53
Set 3
20.Long Lonesome Road4:53
21.You Gotta Help Me * > silence > ?8:21
22.My Baby Treats Me Good8:38
23.Born in Chicago6:22
24.Can't Cross Over4:04
25.intro > Herpes Blues5:51
26.Highway One4:09
27.Killing Floor6:02
28.banter1:08
29.Mona (cuts) 9:54


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1379:52
Disc 2: 14 - 2676:27
Disc 3: 27 - 2917:03


Alternative layout:
Disc 1: Set 172:20
Disc 2: Set 241:48
Disc 3: Set 359:22


Show came from an early Dead taper who knew how much I appreciated John Cipollina, from the guy that ran the board that day...

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
JeffHarmonica*

Big Chief Lodge, Lake Tahoe, NV, 24 August, 1985 (Upgrade)

Seeded via DimeADozen, September 2007

Tracks
Disc 1
1.I'll Change your Flat Tire, Merle4:52
2.Bad Luck Baby8:44
3.Who Do You Love10:58
4.Outta West7:23
5.6 Weeks in Reno5:40
6.Love Me Or I'll Kill Ya5:52
7.Goonbash Song12:01
8.Nick and John Lively Banter1:19
9.Momma Won't Allow Me6:15
10.Did it for the Band6:39
11.Taking Break Music2:01
Disc 1 Total71:44
Disc 2
1.Tune Up, Announcements, Jokes1:37
2.I'll Pull the Trigger6:07
3.Buried Alive in the Blues7:10
4.If You Know how to Party8:19
5.Southside4:18
6.Anna6:46
7.Tuning up, Blonds Banter2:29
8.Dancin' Fool5:00
9.Long Lonesome Road4:38
10.You Gotta help Me6:07
Disc 2 Total52:31
Disc 3
1.My Baby's Good to Me8:27
2.Born in Chicago6:26
3.Can't Cross Over3:19
4.More Stage Banter2:01
5.Herpes Blues4:25
6.Highway One4:33
7.Killin' Floor5:56
8.Mona (cuts at end)11:09
Disc 3 Total46:17
Total170:32


Upgraded version of a great show by Thunder and Lightning, by request. This version has more of the things I have learned to do(finally) like deleting the 2 second drops etc.

2 minor flaws to an otherwise excellent recording, sounding like a soundboard to me. Two tape flips came with a tape pull to start the sides...sorry bout that, but that is what you get in this thing...

Cassette (2nd gen)/EAC > wav > FLAC > traders little helper

This show was after a Grateful Dead show in the Tahoe area. I understand it was a perfect setting, for John's birthday...


New Georges, September 13, 1985

Partial. Seeded via DimeADozen, June 2010

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Help Me7:47
2.Down At The Bottom5:14
3.Four Floors Or Forty6:07
4.Small Walk In Box10:46
5.Trouble In Mind4:39
6.You Can't Hurt Me No More5:37
7.Six Weeks In Reno5:23
Disc 1 Total 45:33
Disc 2
1.Dekalb Blues6:00
2.Who Do You Love12:28
3.Run Out Of West6:42
4.Break Time Shuffle3:00
Set 2
5.Eight Day Clock5:17
6.Nick's Highland Fling13:48
Disc 2 Total 47:14
Total 92:47


"The Cipollina discography says there is a sbd of this show, but no set list, so how much is missing is unknown to me. However, all of the first set is here, along with some of the 2nd. Same great recording as the previous 86 show, same flat out playing."


source: aud 1st gen cassette Marc Abramson's copy

lineage: sennheiser binaural mics > sony d5 cassette

master > cassette 1st gen

nak dragon > hd-p2 24/96 > pc > adobe audition 2.0 > cd

wave > 16/44.1 > flac

transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 6/6/10

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, February 15, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, August 2013


Tracks
Set I
1.Eight Day Clock 5:51
2.Small Walk-In Box 10:19
3.Left Hand Soul 6:52
4.On Top Of Old Smokey 6:38
5.You Can't Hurt Me No More 4:26
6.Down In The Bottom 4:07
7.Who Do You Love 9:44
8.Outro (including band intros) 2:53
Set II
1.Tough As Nails 8:06
2.tuning/banter 1:08
3.Four Floors Or Forty 5:12
4.tuning/banter 2:36
5.Anna 6:43
6.Pride Of Man 4:17
7.Nick's Highland Fling 12:01
8.Run Out Of West 6:51
9.Dancin' Fool 5:08
10.Outro (including band intros) 1:09
Set III
1.It's About Time 6:19
2.I'm Gone 4:01
3.Fantasy World 3:53
4.My Party 6:45
5.Born In Chicago 5:26
6.Southside (including band intros)10:08
Total 140:35


Source: Soundboard > > Sony TC-D5M > MAC
Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Notes: - Removed dc offset from Set I. - Cleaned up some of the transitions and crossfaded the tape flips.

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, August 2013

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 14, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, August 2013


Tracks
Set I
1.Blues In My Bottle 5:43
2.Eight Day Week 5:09
3.Down In The Bottom 5:14
4.King Of Hearts 6:07
5.Small Walk-In Box (includes false start) 12:03
6.Pride Of Man 4:17
7.You Can't Hurt Me No More 4:30
Set II
1.Brown Paper Bag 6:48
2.Six Weeks In Reno 5:16
3.Nick's Highland Fling 11:23
4.Love Me Or I'll Kill You 5:34
5.Fantasy World 3:56
6.Who Do//You Love * 13:08
7.I'm Gone (with band intros) 4:38
Set III
1.Run Out Of West 6:52
2."Happy Birthday Beverly" 1:06
3.I'll Pull The Trigger 4:54
4.Four Floors Or Forty 5:20
5.I Did It For The Band > 6:52
6.Anna 6:38
7.My Party 5:50
8.Left Hand Soul # 8:18
9.Dekalb Blues 6:14
Total 145:53


Source: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > MSC
Lineage: MSC > Audacity > wav 16/44.1 > Adobe Audition 3 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Notes: * There is a tape flip which I have smoothed out with a crossfade.

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, November 2013

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guest:
Joseph# harmonica




Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, March 28, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, November 2013


Tracks
Set I
1.Rainy Day
2.Dekalb Blues
3.Four Floors Or Forty
4.Down In The Bottom
5.Small Walk-In Box
6.banter
7.Pride Of Man
8.Fantasy World
9.outro (with band intros)
Set II
1.Jam
2.Eight Day Clock
3.Funky News
4.I'm Gone
5.Nick's Highland Fling
6.Tough As Nails
7.Southside
8.Run Out Of West
9.King Of Hearts
10.Blues In My Bottle outro
Set III
1."It's Gordon's Birthday"
2.Six Weeks In Reno
3.Herpes Blues
4.Who Do You Love
5.Left Hand Soul
6.My Party
7.Buried Alive In Th Blues *
8.banter
9.I Did It For The Band
Total


Source: Soundboard > > Sony TC-D5M > MAC

Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, December 2013

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guest: Josephharmonica*




Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, April 12, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, January 2014


Tracks
Set I
1.Blues In My Bottle6:06
2.Six Weeks In Reno5:27
3.Down In The Bottom6:14
4.tuning1:51
5.Blue7:45
6.Eight Day Clock6:52
7.Small Walk-In Box9:53
8.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:10
9.tuning1:02
10.I'll Change Your Flat Tire Merle4:58
11.Run Out Of West6:22
12.Outro2:57
Set II
1.Nick's Highland Fling11:30
2.tuning1:08
3.Fantasy World5:33
4.Who Do You Love //7:32
5.Four Floors Or Forty5:27
6.Funky News4:10
7.I'm Gone3:49
8.Love Me Or I'll Kill You5:24
9.tuning1:05
10.King Of Hearts5:58
11.Outro5:58
Set III
1.Going Down (1)6:22
2.Brown Paper Bag8:08
3.// I Did It For The Band (2)6:24
4.tuning1:24
5.My Party8:25
6.Anna6:50
7.Outro3:49
Total 162:40


Source: Soundboard > > Sony TC-D5M > MAC

Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, January 2014

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guests:
Wild Wandavocals(1)
Josephharmonica(2)



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, April 20, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, November 2013


Tracks
Set I
1.tuning0:27
2.Help Me6:29
3.Down In The Bottom5:54
4.Eight Day Clock5:57
5.tuning1:12
6.Small Walk-In Box10:56
7.Key To The Highway5:12
8.tuning1:28
9.Bad Luck Baby7:46
10.Funky News4:06
11.tuning1:23
12.Four Floors Or Forty6:00
13.Blues In My Bottle (instrumental version, including band intros)5:20
Set 1 Total 62:09
Set II
1.tuning1:27
2.Why-O3:41
3.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:29
4.Fantasy World5:01
5.Nick's Highland Fling11:05
6.Run Out Of West7:23
7.Six Weeks In Reno5:51
8.Anna6:30
9.I'm Gone4:22
Set 2 Total 49:48
Set III
1.tuning1:01
2.Trouble In Mind6:40
3.Your Heart Is In The Wrong Place4:44
4.tuning1:23
5.My Party//7:06
6.tuning1:00
7.Buried Alive In The Blues9:17
8.Pride Of Man5:12
9.Mona9:26
Set 3 Total 45:48
Total 157:47


Source: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > MSC
Lineage: MSC > Audacity > wav 16/44.1 > Adobe Audition 3 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser.

Thanks to Charlie for this recording

It doesn't get any better than Set III despite the truncated "My Party"

edited and mastered, SIRMick, November 2013

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guest: Joseph (probably)harmonica



Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, April 26, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, January 2014


Tracks
Set I
1.unknown instrumental4:03
2.Blues In My Bottle6:47
3.Six Weeks In Reno5:20
4.Down In The Bottom7:57
5.Small Walk-In Box11:06
6.Blue8:33
7.Four Floors Or Forty7:23
8.Highway One4:08
9.Outro5:25
Set II
1.There Is No Heaven7:01
2.Nick's Highland Fling13:26
3.Fantasy World7:16
4.Funky News5:09
5.Key To The Highway4:31
6.You Can't Hurt Me No More8:52
Set III
1.Who Do You Love?14:33
2.Pride Of Man4:33
3.My Party8:51
4.I'm Gone4:30
5.Good Night Irene5:47
6.Buried Alive In The Blues9:06
Total 154:22




Source: Soundboard * > Sony TC-D5M > MAC

Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Thanks to Charlie for this recording. Notes: - The mix is variable for about the first 6:30 and then it settles down. * Charlie sent this to me as a soundboard but it sounds like an audience recording to me, maybe it's a matrix. I'll leave you to decide.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, January 2014

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, CA, May 10, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, October 2013


Tracks
Set I
1.Key To The Highway 5:40
2.Down In The Bottom 6:22
3.Fantasy World 5:29
4.tuning 1:00
5.Small Walk-In Box 12:00
6.Left Hand Soul 8:16
7.You Can't Hurt Me No More 5:53
8.Eight Day Clock // 1:40
9.// Delkab Blues 6:08
Set II
1.tuning 1:18
2.Move Your Hand 5:56
3.Four Floors Or Forty 5:47
4.I'll Change Your Flat Tire Merle 5:12
5.Funky News 4:42
6.tuning 1:10
7.Nick's Highland Fling 12:10
8.Tough As Nails 6:21
9.Run Out Of West 8:32
10.tuning 3:006
11.Six Weeks In Reno 6:16
12.Anna 10:20
13.tuning 1:44
14.Your Heart Is In The Wrong Place 4:50
Set III
1.tuning 0:43
2.I Did It For The Band 7:11
3.tuning 1:15
4.My Party 10:51
5.Who Do You Love 11:39
6.tuning/banter 2:11
7.I'm Gone 4:50
Total 168:31


Source: Soundboard > > Sony TC-D5M > MAC
Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 3 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

One of the finest performances I've heard by this band.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, October 2013

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocal
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 16, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, March 2014


Tracks
Set I
1.Blues In My Bottle7:44
2.The Blues Is My Soul8:42
3.Down In The Bottom7:40
4.Eight Day Clock6:12
5.Small Walk-In Box10:42
6.//Fantasy World5:48
7.Born In Chicago4:27
8.You Can't Hurt Me No More3:45
Set II
1.Funky News4:06
2.Four Floors Or Forty6:51
3.Nick's Highland Fling12:45
4.Tough As Nails5:38
5.Pride Of Man5:08
6.I'm Gone4:12
7.Run Out Of West6:35
8.Dekalb Blues > Outro4:20
Set III
1.tuning0:50
2.I Woke Up One Morning5:32
3.They're Letting Me Drive Again2:30
4.tuning1:18
5.Bad Luck Baby8:32
6.I Did It For The Band5:57
7.tuning1:02
8.Who Do You Love17:44
9.I'll Pull The Trigger5:22
10.tuning1:36
11.My Party9:24
12.Outro5:26
Total 169:57




Source: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > MSC

Lineage: MSC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Notes: - One of the drums was too high in the mix for the first 3:20, so I took it down a few notches. - "Fantasy World" fades in but very little is missing.

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, March 2014

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug kilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, May 31, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, November 2013


Tracks
Set I
1.Six Weeks In Reno 5:49
2.I'll Pull The Trigger 5:44
3.Ace Of Spades 6:12
4.Small Walk-In Box 9:52
5.Funky News 4:46
6.I Woke Up One Morning 4:10
7.Down In The Bottom 5:32
8.Outro (with band intros)// 4:20
Set II
1.Drums/tuning 1:23
2.Tough As Nails 6:51
3.Eight Day Clock 6:21
4.Nick's Highland Fling 12:36
5.tuning 1:21
6.Key To The Highway 4:27
7.Run Out Of West 6:55
8.Anna 7:55
9.Move Your Hand 4:35
10.Goin' Down 3:53
11.I'm Gone 3:57
12.Who Do You Love > 10:58
13.Outro 2:18
Set III
1.banter/tuning 1:54
2.Hide Away 6:36
3.Furthur On Up The Road 6:23
4.Bad Luck Baby 8:51
5.My Party 7:57
6.banter 1:54
7.Fantasy World 5:05
8.Outro (with band intros) 4:06
Total 162:49


Source: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > MSC
Lineage: MSC > Audacity > wav 16/44.1 > Adobe Audition 3 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser.

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, November 2013

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug kilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guest: JosephHarmonica



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, June 1, 1986 (Incomplete)


Tracks
1.?Long Lonesome Road?4:12
2.Down in the Bottom5:45
3.Funky News 4:52(Nick Gravenites)
4.Eight Day Clock 6:27
5.(wedding chat) @ 3:56
6.Run Out Of West 6:50
7.Small Walk-In Box 11:59(Nick Gravenites)
8.Root Canal Work Done On My Heart +
Pride of Man
6:14(Hamilton Camp)
9.?I'm Gone? 6:00
10Fantasy World +
"intermission"
9:44
11.Goin' Down * 5:24(F. King)
12.Gypsy Good Time 7:20
Total 68:50


Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, ?Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Robin KraftChat
Vocal
@
*


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, June 1, 1986

Seeded via DimeADozen, April 2014


Tracks
Set I
1.Chicago Is My Home4:16
2.Down In The Bottom6:33
3.Funky News4:19
4.Eight Day Clock6:37
5.'Toast For the Bride and Groom' @3:39
6.Run Out Of West6:46
7.Small Walk-in Box11:57
8.tuning/banter2:00
9.Pride Of Man4:41
10.I'm Gone5:40
11.tuning1:36
12.Fantasy World4:41
13.Outro3:21
Set II
1.Goin' Down *5:58
2.Gypsy Good Time7:13
3.tuning2:42
4.Four Floors Or Forty5:15
5.Who Do You Love? >15:22
6.Mona5:37
7.tuning1:25
8.Sweet Home Chicago #5:12
9.Love's A Gamble #5:55
10.banter/waiting for Nick3:31
11.Love Me Or I'll Kill You2:39
12.banter1:37
13.My Party10:45
Total 139:22


Source: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > MAC

Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 3 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Comment: Private Wedding party for Robyn and Gordon Craft

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, April 2014

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guests:
Robin Craft (the bride)Chat
Vocal
@
*
JoesphHarmonica#



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, June 14, 1986, Sbd

As posted via DimeADozen, December 2014

Tracks
Set I
1.tuning0:02
2.tuning2:02
3.Blues In My Bottle7:51
4.Why-O3:29
5.I Woke Up One Morning4:42
6.tuning1:12
7.Down In The Bottom5:44
8.Eight Day Clock (false start)1:31
9.Eight Day Clock6:15
10.Funky News4:43
11.Small Walk-In Box11:41
12.Tough As Nails7:17
13.banter/tuning2:48
14.Four Floors Or Forty5:56
15.I'm Gone4:50
16.band intros and intro to next song1:16
17.Pride Of Man4:21
18.Outro0:46
Total
Set II
1.tuning0:31
2.I Did It For The Band8:42
3.Nick's Highland Fling14:27
4.tuning/banter2:02
5.Run Out Of West6:51
6.tuning1:59
7.King Of Hearts7:01
8.My Party5:32
9.Fantasy World6:17
10.Outro3:29
Total
Set III
1.tuning0:59
2.Six Weeks In Reno5:41
3.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:01
4.tuning1:36
5.Who Do You Love14:17
6."We went later than we were supposed to"1:11
Total
Show Total 162:10


Source: Soundboard > Sony TC-D5M > MAC

Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 3 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16

Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, December 2014

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, June 28, 1986

Tracks
Set 1
1.Instrumental jam 3:35
2.Woke up With the Blues5:55
3.Blues in My Bottle 6:30
4.Small Walk-In Box 12:59
5.Can't Cross Over 5:22
6.Down in the Bottom 7:48
7.Come Along Charlie 3:44
8.I'm Gone 5:18
9.Tired of Spending Money4:24
10.Pride of Man 5:33
11.Eight Day Clock 7:16
12.tuning 1:40
13.Love Me Or I'll Kill You5:29
14.Funky News 7:10
Set 2
15.She's So Mean8:48
16.tuning 3:12
17.Four Floors or Forty5:26
18.Nick's Highland Fling14:36
19.Walkin' Blues 9:18
20.tuning 2:07
21.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:59
22.intro's 1:07
23.Herpes Blues > 3:25
24.Breaktime song 2:40
Set 3
25.Wintry Countryside11:12
26.I've Had My Fun *6:24
27.last call, intro2:34
28.Who Do You Love?18:16
177:02


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1375:40
Disc 2: 14 - 2462:53
Disc 3: 25 - 2838:28


Source: Nak 300 > D5 > Master > D5 > 1st Gen Cassette, Audience

Lineage: 1st Gen Cass > D5 > Creative SB > Roxio 7.5 (PCM/16/44.1) > WAV > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align) > Flac16

Taped by: Bob Leonardis

Transferred by: Roger Miller

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guest:
Joe (Chi Chi waiter)Harp*


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, June 28, 1986, Sbd

Seeded via DimeADozen, September 2013

Tracks
Set 1
1.Instrumental (slowe shuffle)3:41
2.Woke up With the Blues6:14
3.Blues in My Bottle 6:46
4.Small Walk-In Box 13:20
5.Why-O 4:30
6.Down in the Bottom 8:25
7.Green Corn 4:23
8.I'm Gone 5:24
9.Tired of Spending Money4:03
10.Pride of Man 4:56
11.tuning 1:05
12.Eight Day Clock 6:09
13.tuning 1:42
14.Love Me Or I'll Kill You6:12
15.Funky News 6:26
Set 2
1.Mama Lion8:37
2.tuning 3:12
3.Four Floors or Forty5:30
4.Nick's Highland Fling15:31
5.Walkin' Blues 8:58
6.You Can't Hurt Me No More4:54
7.intro's 1:13
8.Herpes Blues > 3:18
9.outro 2:34
Set 3
1.drums and bass 3:24
2.Wintry Countryside12:02
3.Going Down Slow * 5:24
4.last call, intro 2:28
5.Who Do You Love? >11:04
6.Who Do You Love? (inc. band intros)7:07
Total 178:38


Notes:
Patches
- The first 2:23 of the opening track
- The last 7:05 of "Who Do You Love"
patch source:
1st Gen Cassette, Audience
Equipment: Sony D5, Nakamichi 300 Mics
Taper: Bob Leonardis
Digitized by: Roger Miller


Lineage: 1st Gen Cass > D5 > Creative SB > Roxio 7.5 (PCM/16/44.1) > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

My thanks to Charlie for this excellent recording, and Bob and Roger for the patch source.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, September 2013

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guest:
Joe (Chi Chi waiter)Harmonica*



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, July 12, 1986, Sbd

Seeded via DimeADozen, October 2013

Tracks
Set 1
1.Eight Day Clock 6:55
2.Old Walkin' Blues 6:14
3.tuning 1:00
4.Small Walk-In Box 12:10
5.Funky News 4:34
6.tuning 2:33
7.I Woke Up One Morning 3:58
8.Down In The Bottom 7:01
9.Six Weeks In Reno 5:17
10.tuning 1:58
11.Run Out Of West 7:00
12.Outro (including band intros) 4:24
Set 2
1.tuning 1:370
2.Mama Lion 6:18
3.tuning 1:22
4.Four Floors Or Forty 5:56
5.You Can't Hurt Me No More 6:10
6.Nick's Highland Fling 13:00
7.Anna 7:35
8.tuning 1:14
9.Pride Of Man 4:54
10.killing time/tuning 4:46
11.I'll Pull The Trigger 5:36
12.Outro (including band intros) 4:08
Set 3
1.For The Band 9:27
2.Fantasy World 6:01
3.My Party 7:29
4.Highway one 3:23
5.I'm Gone 7:32
Total 159:36


Source: Soundboard > > Sony TC-D5M > MAC
Lineage: MAC > Audacity > wav > Adobe Audition 1.5 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Mixed, taped and transferred by Charlie Kaiser

Thanks to Charlie for this recording.

Notes: - Cleaned up some of the transitions and crossfaded the tape flips.

edited and mastered, SIRMick, October 2013

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, July 25, 1986

Incomplete version containing parts of second and third sets.
Seeded via DimeADozen, September 2005

Tracks
1.Walkin' Blues8:53
2.Run Out of West 7:52
3.Ten Days Of Rain5:31
4.Herpes Blues 3:02
5.8 Day Clock 7:02
6.Tough as Nails 8:26
7.Gypsy Good Time 5:41
8.Break, Upcoming shows2:55
9.Highway One 5:59
10.Chicago is a Blues Town5:43
11.My Party 7:29
12.Who Do You Love?11:19
79:59


Unknown gen tape > stand alone burner > cdr > eac > flac

"I received this disc in a trade several years ago from a local who transferred it to disc using a stand alone burner from his personal unknown generation tape. But the responce has been pretty receptive since I started passing it around, with a couple of folks telling me it is the best T&L show they have heard."


Personnel?
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 25 July 1986

Complete version. Seeded via DimeADozen, June 2010

Tracks
Set 1
Disc 1
1.Going Down Slow4:54
2.Pride Of Man5:50
3.Down In The Bottom6:03
4.Small Walk In Box11:54
5.Funky News5:43
6.One More Day4:53
7.I'm Gone4:26
8.Bad Luck Baby10:27
9.Break Time Shuffle5:25
Disc 1 Total 59:35
Set 2
Disc 2
1.Playin' At The Chi Chi1:18
2.Four Floors Or Forty5:43
3.Fantasy World5:05
4.Nick's Highland Fling14:51
5.Walkin' Blues8:15
6.Run Out Of West9:38
7.Cipollina Instrumental2:41
8.Herpes Blues4:44
9.Eight Day Clock7:59
10.Tough As Nails7:01
11.You Can't Hurt Me No More5:32
12.Gypsy Good Time7:05
Disc 2 Total 79:51
Set 3
Disc 3
1.Highway One6:11
2.Chicago Is A Blues Town5:15
3.Don't Come To My Party7:23
4.Who Do You Love15:13
Disc 3 Total 34:02
Total 173:30


Notes: this show smokes from start to end, killer up front board-like recording

Source: aud 1st gen cassette, Marc Abramson's copy

Lineage: Sennheiser binaural mics > Sony d5 cassette

master > cassette 1st gen

Nak Dragon > hd-p2 24/96 > PC > Adobe Audition 2.0 > cd

wave > 16/44.1 > flac

Transferred & seeded by Rob Berger 6/5/10

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums



Full Moon Saloon, San Francisco, 1 August 1986

Tracks
Set 1
1.intro jam: "The blues is just a hobby"2:35
2.Born In Chicago 6:35
3."nothing sacred" 1:20
4.beer cooler (aka Small Walk-In Box)12:50
5.Run Out Of West 7:36
6."so far" 1:37
7.I'll Pull The Trigger6:47
8.In A Brown Paper Bag7:14
9.Bad Luck Baby 10:04
10."we're so lucky" 0:30
11."bionic blues guy" 1:07
12.Well I've Had My Fun8:32
13outro jam: band intro's +
"And we'll be right back"
3:15
Set 2
1.Funky News 5:29
2.Four Floors Or Forty5:28
3.Highway One 4:16
4.I Did It For The Band 7:53
5.Spanish Fling 14:21
6."blues is just a hobby"0:48
7.Ten Days Of Rain 4:25
8."sweatbox lounge" 0:38
9."gut wrenchin'" 0:42
10.Down In The Bottom 9:34
11.Eight Day Clock 6:11
12.I'm gone 3:26
Set 3
1.and the blues woke up too4:24
2.I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle5:25
3."no golden moments" 0:18
4.Hey Joe * 6:18(Billy Roberts)
5.Buried Alive In The Blues #10:04
6.My Party 10:15


As distributed:
Disc 1: Set 170:36
Disc 2: Set 263:40
Disc 3: Set 336:59


"SBD > 1 > me"

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg ElmoreDrums
Billy RobertsVocal
Harp
*
#


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



Club 9, San Francisco, 20 August, 1986 (Audio)

Tracks
1.Band intro's >
Down In The Bottom
6:06
2.Four Floors Or Forty5:32
3.Small Walk-In Box 11:11
4.Funky News 5:13
5.Right Handed World7:40
6.I Did It For The Band 6:48
7.Run Out Of West 7:25
8.I'm Gone 4:42
9.Hey Joe * 7:31(Billy Roberts)
10.Crawling King Snake ^6:23
11.Boogie Chillum ^ 7:13
Total75:50


Benefit show for A.R.T., Artists Rights Today, an organization of SF poster artists.

Source: Senn 441's > Sony D5 Master > Maxell MX90 1st gen
Lineage: Yamaha KX800u cassette deck > Sony R500 DAT w/Super Bit Mapping on > HHB 850 CDR > EAC >FLAC
Taped by: unknown
Transferred by: EnXXo


"Huge thanks to EnXXo for this! This is his FLAC, info., etc. He also helped me end a decade search for this recording! ;) All I did was rename the files for L.M.A. standards. Nothing else was changed or done."

"Of note, of course, is the special guest appearance of John Lee Hooker! Billy Roberts also makes a rare public appearance, singing his own song that became a legend, "Hey Joe." Also, this is the only Gravenites Cipollina show I've seen with Greg Anton (Zero, Heart Of Gold, Greggs Eggs) is the drummer, making some of regular songs sound quite a bit different."

-Tom Shyman


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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar
Doug KilmerBass
Greg AntonDrums
Guests:
Billy RobertsLead Vocal, Guitar*
John Lee HookerLead Vocal, Guitar^
? Harmonica^


Club 9, San Francisco, 20 August, 1986 (Video) (Partial)

Seeded via DimeADozen, May 2013

Tracks
[missing] Down In The Bottom
1.//4 Floors Or 40
2.Small Walk In Box
3.Funky News
[missing] Right Handed World (Left Handed Soul)
[missing] I Did It For The Band
[missing] Run Out Of West
[missing] I'm Gone
4.//Hey Joe (1)
5.Crawling King Snake (2) (3)
6.Boogie Chillen' (2) (3)
7.Poster Artists (Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse), etc
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: matrix - 100% soundtrack/100% audience recorded
1)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 RX2 Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > CD Wave > TLH > Flac 16
Transfer and wav extraction by Doug Moon
2)Sony Stereo Microphone > Sony D5 Master > Maxell MX90 (1st gen)
Transfered : Yamaha KX800u cassette deck > Sony R500 DAT w/Super Bit Mapping on > HHB 850 CDR > EAC > FLAC
Taped by Dave Hunter and Eric Fabian, FOB
Video Notes:
- some noise has been removed and the picture sharpened a little but it is still fuzzy due to the low stage lighting.
Audio Notes:
-The soundtrack has had quite a number of clicks and pops removed, and the levels have been adjusted
Video edited with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5
Audio edited with Adobe Audition 1.5 and iZotope RX 2 Advanced
DVD authored with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5


Benefit show for A.R.T., Artists Rights Today, an organization of San Francisco poster artists.



My thanks to Steve Doug and the tapers



audio and video editing, and DVD authoring, SIRMick, May 2013

Personnel
Nick Gravenitesguitar, lead vocals
John Cipollinalead guitar, backing vocals
Doug Kilmerbass, backing vocals
Greg Antondrums
Guests:
(1) Billy Robertslead vocal, guitar, harmonica (3)
(2) John Lee Hookerlead vocal



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 27 March, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.I'll Pull The Trigger 7:06
2.Dekalb Blues 6:06
3.Get Together 6:58
4.Tuning 1:39
5.Funky News 5:32
6.Tuning 0:51
7.Highway 1 4:38
8.Mona 8:36
9.Small Walk In Box 10:31
10.Talk 3:46
11.Kill My Brain 5:30
12.Eight Day Clock 5:42
13.Woke Up With The Blues 4:55
14.I'm Gone 4:21
Disc 1 Total76:09
Disc 2
15.My Party 8:09
Second Set
16.Muddy Waters 9:21
17.Down In The Bottom 6:55
18.Four Floors Or Forty 5:34
19.Nick's Highland Fling 12:21
20.Bad Talkin' Bluesman 7:41
21.Tuning 1:13
22.Gypsy Good Time 6:19
Disc 2 Total57:34
Total133:43


Source: Sony ECM23F Mics > Sony D5 > Master Cassette, Audience

Location: Stage Left Tables

Taper: Roger Miller

Digitized by: Roger Miller

Lineage: Master Cassette > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 25 July, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Drugs & Alcohol --> 6:59
2.Down In The Bottom 5:10
3.Tuning 0:57
4.Bad Luck Baby 7:10
5.Small Walk In Box 9:37
6.Talk 3:17
7.Four Floors Or Forty 5:05
8.Funky News 5:33
9.Black Widow Spider 7:01
10.I'm Gone 5:58
11.Tuning 0:54
12.Get Together 6:32
13.Breaktime Song 6:20
Disc 1 Total70:33
Disc 2
Second Set
14.Run Outta West 7:38
15.Fantasy World 6:38
16.Nick's Highland Fling 12:33
17.Highway 1 4:42
18.Intro 1:06
19.Walkin' Blues 8:45
20.Tuning 1:09
21.Who Do You Love 11:23
22.I Did It For The Band 6:29
23.I'm On The Rock 8:38
24.Pride Of Man 4:36
Disc 2 Total73:36
Disc 3
25.Ain't Nothin' But A Rap 10:02
Third Set
26.Move Your Hand 5:03
27.Goin' Back To Anna 8:13
28.Six Weeks In Reno 5:59
29.Buried Alive In The Blues * 8:19
30.Muddy Waters 7:40
31.Exit & Intros 2:36
Disc 3 Total47:52
Total192:02


Source: Sony ECM23F Mics > Sony D5 > Master Cassette, Audience

Location: Stage Left Tables

Taper: Roger Miller

Digitized by: Roger Miller

Lineage: Master Cassette > D5 > Creative SB (PCM/16/44.1) > Roxio 7.5 > WAV > Edits > FLAC Front End (Verify; Sector Align; Level 6) > FLAC16

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guests:
Boots HoustonSaxophone2nd set
Joe (Chi Chi Club waiter)harp*



Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, 9 October, 1987

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Intro Song * 4:42
2.Drugs & Alcohol --> 6:24
3.Tuning 0:45
4.I'll Pull the Trigger 6:17
5.Tuning 1:05
6.Highway 1 4:21
7.Funky News 5:56
8.Chicago is Your Home4:27
9.I'm On The Rock > 6:09
10.Small Walk In Box 10:01
11.Intro's 2:23
12.Down In The Bottom 6:14
13.Tuning 0:51
14.Kill My Brain 5:39
15.Dekalb Blues 2:33
Disc 1 Total67:48
Second Set
Disc 2
16.Happy Birthday Nick4:49
17.Dancin' Fool 4:58
18.Tuning 1:05
19.Nick's Highland Fling13:52
20.Intro's 2:49
21.Pride Of Man 4:27
22.Run Outta West 6:24
23.Nick talk 1:35
24.Four Floors Or Forty 6:48
25.Nick talk 0:28
26.Ain't No Blues in California7:03
27.Nick talk 1:53
28.Who Do You Love 13:59
29.Breaktime Song, Intro's 3:19
Disc 2 Total73:30
Disc 3
Third Set
30.Eight Day Clock 6:12
31.Southside 5:12
32.Ten Days of Rain 4:56
33.Fantasy World 4:17
34.Left Hand Soul ** 9:06
35.Buried Alive In The Blues 9:13
36.Bad Luck Baby 6:44
37.I'm Gone 4:24
Disc 3 Total50:04
Total191:23


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D5, Sony ECM23F Mics

Location: Stage Left Tables

Taper: Roger Miller

Digitized by: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > Edits > FLAC

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, VocalsNot on *
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums
Guests:
Joe (Chi Chi Club waiter)harp**



Live in Athens at the Rodon



Tracks
1.Walkin' Blues6:48(Robert Johnson, Arranged by Nick Gravenites)
2.Funky News4:12(Nick Gravenites)
3.Anna6:18(Nick Gravenites)
4.Get Together5:58(Chet Powers)
5.Born in Chicago5:02(Nick Gravenites)
6.Small Walk-In Box9:46(Nick Gravenites)
7.Four Floors or Forty5:19(Nick Gravenites)
8.You Can't Hurt Me No More3:47(Nick Gravenites)
Total47:15


Recorded live at the Rodon Club, Athens, Greece. Produced by Theo Manikas. Post Production Engineer: Takis Argyriou. Post Production Studio: Triple Ace. Photo Cover: Studio 3, Cover Design: Akis D. Gounaris.

RECORDED LIVE AT THE RODON CLUB ON NEW YEAR'S EVE 1987/88.

Personnel
John CipollinaGuitars, vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitars, vocals
Tony JohnsonDrums
Doug KilmerBass, vocals


Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Music Box International GreeceLP1991
Music Box International GreeceCD1991



Blue Star, Fantasy Studio Sessions, 1988



Tracks
1.Junkyard In Malibu4:41
2.Bye Bye3:55
3.I'm A Bluesman3:38
4.Dekalb Blues3:03
5.Blues Backoff4:42
6.Who's Out There3:09
7.Down In The Bottom3:02
8.I'm A Dancing Fool2:45
9.The Sister Song3:34
10.My Party3:18
11.Southside2:50
12.Hit Man3:20
13.Run Out Of West4:25
14.Herpes Blues1:34
15.I Did It For The Band5:08
16.Bigelow 6-90003:01
17.Going Back To Anna4:19
18.Lying In Limbo5:01
19.Time & Place ( John & Mario Cipollina )4:09
20.Hellen Keller1:35
21.Ignorant Man3:27
22.Big Big Love3:55
Total78:37


Masters from Nick or John > Myshadows's 3rd Gen Cassette > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit > CD Wave Editor > Flac

"here's an interesting recording i got from fellow dimer myshadow. going by the info supplied with the tape, what we have is john cipollina and nick gravenites fantasy sessions from 1988. i don't have exact dates or info but i did a lot of searching and found none of this material has been released. as we lost john in the spring of 1989, i would imagine these are among the last studio recordings he was involved in. many of these songs were regulars in john & nick's shows over the years and there are some other songs i've never heard before. a couple of the songs sound more like live rehearsals with mikes placed in the studio. the rest is all quite good quality. also of interest are the last three songs which are parodies although i can't tell who is doing the vocals. it's all worth having for sure. whatever info i have including the set list is in the file. a big thanks to myshadow for the source tape and to be able to let us share it here."

NB: Tracks 1 - 11 are probably Nick's Blue Star LP.

[2014 Update: Tracks 1-11 are Nick Gravenites' "Blue Star" album. Also, tracks 20-22 are nothing to do with Cipollina or Gravenites, and must have been added to the original tape as filler; they are from Bob Rivers' "Twisted Tunes Vault Collection Volume I".


Chi Chi Club, San Francisco, CA, 30 January, 1988

Tracks
First Set
Disc 1
1.Dekalb Blues 6:19
2.Chicago is Your Home4:36
3.Walkin' Blues 7:10
4.tuning 0:54
5.Highway 1 4:51
6.Goin' Back to Anna 8:06
7.Small Walk In Box 11:08
8.Down In The Bottom 3:40
9.tuning 1:33
10.Intros 1:21
11.Drugs & Alcohol 10:14
12.tuning 1:32
13.Nick talk 0:25
14.I'm Gone 7:11
Disc 1 Total69:03
Second Set
Disc 2
1.Nick's Highland Fling14:11
2.Funky News 5:42
3.tuning 1:21
4.Run Outta West 6:44
5.Left Hand Soul 10:15
6.tuning 1:38
7.Get Together 6:47
8.tuning, intro 1:47
9.Who Do You Love 12:55
10.tuning 1:08
11.King of Hearts 6:38
12.Breaktime Song 3:08
Third Set
13.Happy Birthday Miss Keiko5:43
Disc 2 Total77:57
Disc 3
1.Four Floors Or Forty 5:54
2.tuning 0:34
3.My Party 9:19
4.I'm on the Rock 6:49
5.You Can't Hurt Me No More6:31
6.Ain't No Blues in California6:17
Disc 3 Total35:25
Total182:26


Source: Master Cassette, Audience

Equipment: Sony D5, Sony ECM23F Mics

Location: Wall Tables

Taper: Roger Miller

Digitized by: Roger Miller

Lineage: MC > WAV > Edits > FLAC

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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Greg ElmoreDrums



JJ's Blues Cafe, Mountain View, CA, 9 July, 1988

Tracks
First Set
1.Down In The Bottom 5:24
2.Left Hand Soul 8:10
3.Funky News 6:47
4.Get Together 6:47
5.Dekalb Blues 9:37
6.Nick Talk, Sound Problems 1:38
7.Ain't No Blues In California 6:32
8.Intros 0:35
Second Set
9.Highway 1 4:20
10.You Can't Hurt Me No More 6:50
11.I'm On The Rock 7:29
12.Tuning 1:01
13.Small Walk In Box 10:40
14.Pride Of Man 4:21
15.Born In Chicago 7:16
16.Nick's Highland Fling 11:54
17.Drugs And Alcohol 4:41
18.Breaktime Song, Intros 1:43
Third Set
19.Four Floors Or Forty 7:11
20.I'm Gone 4:44
21.Run Outta West 7:03
22.Blues Back Off Of Me 6:12
23.I'll Pull The Trigger 7:09
24.Six Weeks In Reno 6:12
25.Nick Brain Talk 2:37
26.Kill My Brain 5:53
27.Exit Song, Talk, Intros 3:43


As distributed:
Disc 1: 1 - 1375:49
Disc 2: 14 - 2468:24
Disc 3: 25 - 2612:13
Alternative Disc Layout 1:
Disc 1: Set 145:29
Disc 2: Set 260:15
Disc 3: Set 350:42
Alternative Disc Layout 2:
Disc 1: 1 - 1480:10
Disc 2: 15 - 2776:18


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


Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
Tony JohnsonDrums




Club Rodon, Athens, Greece, April 20, 1989



Tracks
Disc 1
1.Dekalb Blues
2.Drugs & Alcohol
3.Four Floors Or Forty > You Can`t Hurt Me No More
4.Down In The Bottoms
5.Right Handed World, Left Handed Soul
6.Small Walk In Box
Disc 2 Total
Disc 2
1.Get Together
2.Funky News
3.Kill My Brain
4.Highland Fling
5.Born In Chicago
6.Southside
Disc 2 Total
Total


lineage : unknown
trade > cdr > EAC > TLH > FLAC

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=192550

"Hi Folks here one of the last shows John Cipollina played. Got this in a trade. Soundquality is A-/B+ (aud). Im not sure about the lineup , so I post the lineup from 1988. If its not correct let me know. Changed nothin`on the show and share this like I get it. Hope you enjoy"

Personnel
Nick GravenitesVocals, Guitar
John CipollinaGuitar, Vocals
? Doug KilmerBass, Vocals
? Tony JohnsonDrums




Club Rodon, Athens, Greece, April 22, 1989 (DVD)



Tracks
Live songs mixed with interview segments from Greek TV:
1.00:00:00 Greek TV announcer intro
2.00:00:44 Dekalb Blues
3.00:01:36 Nick Gravenites talk from interview segment
4.00:03:19 Dekalb Blues continued
5.00:03:50 Nick Gravenites interview segment
6.00:06:18 John Cipollina interview segment
7.00:08:24 Dekalb Blues continued
8.00:09:34 Nick Gravenites talk from interview segment
9.00:11:25 Drugs and Alcohol
Live show same two songs from raw video feed:
10.00:17:09 pre-show crowd and tune ups
11.00:18:47 Dekalb Blues
12.00:24:52 Drugs and Alcohol
13.00:30:55 end


NTSC DVD video

This was one of John Cipollina's last live shows before he died on May 29, 1989. The interview sections are especially great though it is mostly Nick Gravenites doing the talking. I'm not sure how much this material has circulated. My unknown lineage VHS tape was traded for many years ago and was copied using a PAL to NTSC standards converting VCR to do a "non-lossy" transfer. If anyone has a superior copy of this as PAL or NTSC, please transfer and seed it and I will then pull this copy. It's all decent quality but there are a few minor video gremlins that should not detract from your enjoyment.

I love the interview segments and they are short so I'm including the best parts of the interviews as audio samples in the comments. That way you can still hear most of the interview without having to download the entire DVD.

The first song, Dekalb Blues is cut up by the interviews but is complete in the raw footage. The second song, Drugs and Alcohol is included twice, since it was at the end of the interviews (cut slightly) and is also complete in the raw footage. The video quality is different in the two sections, but both are quite good.

with Greek subtitles over English language spoken segments

Low gen. VHS tape (NTSC) > Sony SL-HF1000 > Sony DVMC-DA2 Media Converter > Apple Macintosh Final Cut Pro (minor "nip and tuck" edits, filter to mask bottom of screen "head switch jitter" and chaptering) > Compressor > DVD Studio Pro (menu and authoring) > VIDEO_TS file set.

Audio post capture processing in Pro Tools (normalization plus a few clicks seamlessly removed). Audio placed back into Final Cut Pro before Compressor down-sampling.

Video - NTSC 720x480 VBR 7.7 Mbps peak, 6.2 Mbps average data rate, 2-pass.

Audio - choice of: Dolby Digital 2/0 (L,R), 48 kHz sample rate, 448 kbps data rate, or:

Linear PCM (2 channel 48kHz 16 bit).


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Last updated: 29-Dec-2014