Friday, October 16

Peter Holsapple - NYC 1985

PH solo show
Gerde’s Folk City 
New York, NY
June 26, 1985

audience recording (sound quality VG+from first-generation tape source; there’s audience chatter, but usually not in excess)

PH in motion, Austin, TX 1984
photo by Stephanie Chernikowski
ROB SEZ: Trying this one again, with fingers crossed. An unfounded legal claim was made last time I posted this show, but that was years ago...

HEAP O’ THANKS to HJ for taping and dB’s Fan for sharing

HIGHLIGHTS: too numerous to mention. But Peter sounds pumped to be playing this historic venue and offers up several new tunes (some of which were later re-written, while others were never released), as well as plenty of choice covers. Sadly, Folk City closed in 1987.

SAMPLE: "Storm Warning" (NYC 1985)

01 Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye cover)
Peter was here — June 26, 1985
02 Something New
03 Caught In the Blues
04 She Was the One
05 Tail of a Star (Will Rigby cover)
06 Storm Warning
07 Diamond
08 Molly Says
09 Keep Up With You*
10 Darby Hall*
11 Never Before and Never Again
12 On the Battlefront
13 You Don’t Miss Your Water
     (Wm. Bell cover)
14 Close to the Hand
15 Elvis, What Happened?
16 Games People Play (Joe South cover)
17 Long Black Veil
18 Moving In Your Sleep

TT: 60 mins., 56 secs.

Peter Holsapple – guitar, vocals (plus folky, folksy commentary)
*Syd Straw – guest vocalist for 2 songs

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