Friday, October 19

Continental Drifters - Goppingen, GR 1998 (sbd)

Odeon im alten E-Werk
Göppingen, Germany
June 27, 1998

soundboard recording (excellent sound quality; transfer from DAT master)

REPERCUSSION: Peter joined the Continental Drifters in the early 1990s after The dB's were kaput, and he stayed with the group until it disbanded circa 2003. While they were active, the Drifters recorded several of Peter's songs, so if you enjoy his singing and songwriting, those discs are definitely worth seeking out.

PH lead or shared vocals: 1-03, 1-06, 1-08, 1-10, 2-03, 2-06, 2-07

Peter Holsapple plays his heart out with the Drifters
photo by Bernhard Rosa
BIG THANKS & ALL PRAISE to Leo the Lonetaper for his very generous share and permission to re-post here! 
NOTE: Peter's compositions bear his initials in < >.
Cover tunes also have the name of the composer in < >.
As a big fan, I love that the show begins & ends with Richard Thompson tunes.

CD 1
1-01 tuning / intro
1-02 You're Going to Need Somebody <Richard Thompson>
1-03 A Song for You <Gram Parsons>
1-04 Invisible Boyfriend <PH>
1-05 Get Over It
1-06 Darlin' Darlin' <PH>
1-07 Spring Day In Ohio
1-08 Don't Do What I Did <PH>
1-09 Mixed Messages
1-10 Meet Me In the Middle <PH>
1-11 Look at All the Things <Danny Whitten>
1-12 Watermark

CD 2
2-01 The Rain Song
2-02 Way of the World
2-03 Daddy Just Wants It to Rain <PH>
2-04 Who We Are, Where We Live
encore 1:                                    
2-05 Baby Elephant Walk <Henry Mancini>
2-06 Drifters
2-07 Soul Deep <Wayne Thompson>
encore 2: 
2-08 Meet On the Ledge <Richard Thompson>

CD 1 TT: 50:34
CD 2 TT: 46:14
Disc 1 (MP3@320)
Disc 2 (MP3@320)

Alt. Link (Disc 1)
Alt. Link (Disc 2)

CD artwork - front
included in download
CD artwork - back

Continental Drifters:
Peter Holsapple - keyboards,accordion, mandolin, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar, vocals
Susan Cowsill - acoustic & electric guitar, mandolin, shaker, vocals
Robert MachĂ© - mandolin, acoustic & electric guitar, vocals
Vicki Peterson - acoustic & electric guitar, vocals
Mark Walton - electric bass
Russ Broussard - drums, vocals

Want to know more about Peter and his stint in Continental Drifters?  Check out these websites:  

Note: the first of these 3 contains a very comprehensive Peter Holsapple discography through the late 1990s

Lonetaper’s notes: BIG thanks to my dear brother-in-crime Real-O-Mind for sharing his incredible collection. This recording here comes directly from the "Men With Microphones" archive. This concert was recorded during their second European tour, Summer 1998. They performed, with an incredible joy of playing, a wide selection of their own songs, and also the cover songs showed their fine taste: starting and ending with a Richard Thompson tune, Gram Parsons, Crazy Horse, Henry Mancini, and a composition by Wayne Carson Thompson, a former hit song for Memphis pop music group of the late 1960s, the Box Tops...

THIS TORRENT IS DEDICATED TO ALL THE CONTINENTAL DRIFTERS... TO ROSARIA AND FRIEDER FROM "ODEON" & "Ratsche", HAPE, EDGAR & BERNIE and all involved... Big thanks to my wife, Mrs. Leo, for supporting and taking an active part in all my craziness... No animals were harmed in the making of this recording or during the mastering and transfer. This is "MWM 0109"

Friday, October 12

Chris Stamey & Peter Holsapple - Chicago 1991

The Metro
Chicago, IL
July 12, 1991

audience recording (sound quality VG+)

Highlights: a strong set with full band at one of the guys’ favorite venues. Oh, one more thing: track 15 is the song you think it is...
photo by Carol Whaley
If you tilt your head a bit to the right, that dizzy feeling goes away…
BIG OL’ THANKS to scott r for the share! 

01 Lord of the Manor
02 Geometry 
03 Here Without You 
04 You Haven't Got the Right 
05 Storm Warning 
06 I Know You Will 
07 Lovers' Rock 
08 She Was the One 
09 The Company of Light 
10 Taken 
11 A Part of Me 
12 The Child In You 
13 I Want to Break You Heart 
14 Angels 
15 Do You Believe In Magic? 
16 Darby Hall 
17 You Don't Miss Your Water 
18 Today Could Be the Day 
19 From a Window to a Screen 
20 Something Came Over Me        

Chris Stamey - vocals & guitar
Peter Holsapple – vocals & guitar
Alan Bezozi – drums, percussion
Ilene Markell - bass
Dave Schramm - guitar

Friday, September 28

dB's - Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC 1981

The dB's
Cat's Cradle
Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 24, 1981

audience recording

BIG THANKS to the taper and glenn s for the share!

Special highlight: The Valleydale Meats jingle. If you like that one, you'll enjoy the live version of that B&G Pies ad in an upcoming post...

Chapel Hill? Carrboro? 
Folks who actually live there don't know where one ends & the other begins... 

Cat's Cradle interior (Ryan Russell photo)

ROB SEZ: One of the rarer early shows available to enjoy — and enjoy is the word, since this is a nice-sounding recording with terrific performances, several covers, and a generous selection of songs from Repercussion — some of which are not available on other live recordings.

01 (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
02 Bad Reputation
03 Dynamite        
04 Soul Kiss
05 Big Brown Eyes
06 I Feel Good (Today)
07 pH Factor
08 Ups and Downs
09 Storm Warning
10 The Fight
11 Excitement
12 Black and White
13 Big Time
14 Judy

01 Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles)
02 The Summer Sun
03 The Summer Sun (coda)
04 I Walked with a Zombie (Roky Erikson)
05 Ask for Jill
06 Nothing Is Wrong
07 In Spain
08 We Were Happy There
09 Happenstance
10 Neverland
11 Sweet Home Alabama (tease - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
12 If and When
13 Time Has Come Today (Chamber Brothers)
14 On the Brink (Sneakers)
15 Valleydale jingle
16 Ninety-Six Tears (? & The Mysterians; end cut/fade)

Disc 2
The dB's:
Chris Stamey
Will Rigby
Gene Holder
Peter Holsapple


Friday, September 21

dB's - Cat's Cradle - Chapel Hill, NC 1981 (sbd)

The dB's
Cat's Cradle
Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 24, 1981
soundboard recording (NOTE: 24 tracks sbd.; 6 tracks at end are from the audience recording)
ABUNDANT THANKS to the taper, glenn s for the original share, and to dB’s Fan for sharing his soundboard recording.
photo by CarolinaTim via Flickr
01 (I Thought) You Wanted to Know
02 Bad Reputation
03 Dynamite        
04 Soul Kiss
05 Big Brown Eyes
06 I Feel Good (Today)
07 pH Factor
08 Ups and Downs
09 Storm Warning
10 The Fight
11 Excitement
12 Black and White
13 Big Time
14 Judy

01 Tomorrow Never Knows
02 The Summer Sun
03 I Walked With a Zombie (Roky Erikson cover)
04 Ask for Jill
05 Nothing Is Wrong
06 In Spain
07 We Were Happy There
08 Happenstance
09 Neverland
     **soundboard recording ends here; continues with audience recording**
10 Sweet Home Alabama (tease, Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
11 If and When
12 Time Has Come Today (Chamber Bros. cover)
13 On the Brink (Sneakers song)
14 Valleydale jingle
15 96 Tears (end cut - ? & The Mysterians cover)
16 Death Garage (sbd. track from Oct. 23; was not played Oct. 24)   
photo by Chapel Hill magazine
The dB’s:
Gene Holder – bass guitar
Peter Holsapple – guitar, vocals, keyboard
Will Rigby – drums, backing vocals
Chris Stamey – guitar, vocals  


Friday, August 31

Alex Chilton - Live in 1977 (feat. Chris Stamey)

TWO Alex Chilton live shows for your listening pleasure
Alex doing his unique musical thing at CBGB, NYC, 1977 (most likely May or Sept.) –- and, yes, that’s Chris Stamey on bass, standing next to LX. (photo by Godlis)
Alex Chilton, his band Big Star, and the members of The dB's crossed paths many times, especially in the 1970s and '80s (see this page that spells out these connections). Here, I'm posting two live shows from 1977, the year Chris Stamey played bass in Alex's backing band (sometimes billed as The Cossacks).
Alex Chilton
Ocean Club, NYC
April 19, 1977
audience recording (sound quality: VG)
BIG THANKS to the original tapers & uploaders — whoever you are. This one's fairly common in trading circles -- perhaps because it has the best sound quality of the surviving 1977 shows, plus an energetic performance.
Highlight: Alex sings "The Summer Sun" — the early single written by Chris & produced by Alex

Stephanie Chernikowski took the photo above, on the front cover.
1. When My Baby’s Beside Me
2. All the Time
3. Don't Believe In Miracles
4. She Might Look My Way
5. My Rival
6. Take Me Home and Make Me Like It
7. September Girls
8. In the Street
9. Can't Seem to Make You Mine
10. The Summer Sun (composed by Mr. Chris Stamey)
11. The Letter
12. A Little Fishy
13. Shakin' the World
14. Government Center
15. O My Soul
Alex Chilton & The Cossacks
The Hot Club, Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 13, 1977
audience recording (sound quality VG-)
Uploader's notes: While it would be a stretch to call this show "tight" it certainly is a rare nugget. Recorded by The Big A at Philly's venerable punk club, this is one wild ride: one moment horrendous, the next transcendent, sometimes in the same song. Both sets are in the 55 minute range and the SQ is very good, especially for the era. It sounds like Alex is doing some off-mic singing so occasionally his vocals could be louder, but you can hear this pretty well. Wild covers galore. If I remember right this was Chris Stamey's last gig w/ Alex.
ROB SEZ: I was reminded of Chris Stamey's 1977 musical involvements with Alex Chilton while reading Chris' recent book, A Spy In the House of Loud. Don’t expect to hear either a dB’s gig or a Chris Stamey solo show. This is early Alex Chilton, raw and at times intentionally lackadaisical. If you’re into it, you’ll probably love it. If you’re not … umm, you might want to go clean out your junk email file instead. Mega thanks to the Big A for the recording and to realomind for sharing.

[1st Set]
01. The Letter
02. Criminal Type
03. Take Me Home and Make Me Like It 
04. Every Trick In the Book
05. Whole Lotta Shaking Goin’ On
06. Like Flies On Sherbert (early version)
07. Night Time
08. My Rival
09. No More the Moon Shines on Lorena
10. All the Time
[2nd Set]
11. Bangkok
12. Can't Seem to Make You Mine 
LX & Chris at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club in 1977
13. Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
14. Kanga Roo
15. Baby Doll
16. Executive Suite
17. You Get What 
      You Deserve
18. Hook or Crook
19. Do You Wanna Dance?
20. Jenny
21. Secret Agent Man
22. Domino
23. Oh Oh, I Love Her So
24. Funtime
25. Fire and Water
26. instrum. medley
Set 1
Set 2
Musicians (for both shows):
Alex Chilton - vocals, guitar
Chris Stamey - bass
Fran Kowalski - keys
Lloyd Fonoroff - drums

Friday, August 24

Peter Holsapple Combo - Carrboro, N.C. 2018 (matrix)

Cat's Cradle Back Room 
Carrboro, NC
August 4, 2018

soundboard-audience matrix (quality: Ex-)

Peter H Combo, live in Carrboro. Photo by Ed Speas
01 Game Day*
02 Commonplace
03 Continental Drifters
04 In Too Deep
05 Invisible Boyfriend
06 Don't Mention the War
07 Inventory
08 pH Factor
09 Big Black Truck
10 The Better Man
11 I Got High with You
12 Tuff Day
13 The Smartest Thing 

     I've Ever Done
14 Them Changes/
     Sing Lady Sing

*first 30 seconds of track 01 includes only soundboard feed

VIDEO from the show — with Larry's AUDIO included

Peter Holsapple: guitars, harmonica, vocals  | Glen Jones: bass, backing vocals
Will Rigby: drums, backing vocals

Peluso CEMC6-CK4 + Soundboard > Tascam DR-680 @ 24/48 Adobe Audition (editing, mixing& mastering) > CDWave (tracking) > Flac/MP3

ROB SEZ: Long-time blog friend Larry Tucker made this beautiful recording and was kind enough to share it with me so I could pass it along to the fans. Muchas gracias to Larry, who's been making excellent recordings of dB's-related live shows for a long time. Great job, Batchain.