Thursday, October 25

dBs - Charlotte Reunion Show 1988 + Copenhagen 1988

The dB's
Grady Cole Center
Charlotte, NC
May 15, 1988
("Gimme Shelter" homeless benefit; first-ever dB's reunion show with Chris)

soundboard (1st-gen. copy of master tape; sound quality EX-; some sound & mix problems evident in the first song, but they disappear quickly). With this upgrade, this is now the complete show.

The dB’s playing for a French TV show in 1988
HIGHLIGHTS: Rareish “I’m In Love” plus hearing the guys’ reunion enthusiasm expressed in their playing

BIG THANKS to the taper, Scott for sharing & dB’s Fan for the upgraded Charlotte tracks

01 intro* 
02 Black and White 
03 Ups and Downs 
04 Big Brown Eyes 
05 Dynamite 
06 The Fight 
07 I Feel Good (Today) 
08 Happenstance 
09 Bad Reputation 
10 Living a Lie 
11 I'm In Love 
12 Neverland 
13 Amplifier* (power cut mid-song!)
            *intro and “Amplifier” are from an audience recording;
intro announcer = Hope Nicholls of the late, great Fetchin' Bones

The dB's
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan. 11, 1988
(venue unknown)

audience recording (sound quality VG; slight distortion on the louder tracks)   

14 This Is Where I Belong (Kinks cover)
15 Neverland
16 Big Brown Eyes
17 Money (cut at halfway mark; fades out)

WAV lossless files (Copenhagen tracks are lossy)

Jeff Beninato, bass & backing vocals; Will on drums; 
Peter, guitar & vocals; Eric Peterson, guitar
The dB's
Will Rigby - drums
Gene Holder - bass
Peter Holsapple - guitar, keyboard, vocals
Chris Stamey - guitar, vocals
*Jeff Beninato - bass & backing vocals
*Eric Peterson – guitar

*Jeff and Eric did not play the Charlotte reunion show; Gene & Chris did not play the Copenhagen show. In the official bio for The dB's, Will Rigby writes that the four band members appeared under their own individual names for the Charlotte "reunion" show because The dB's were still touring at that point without Chris' involvement. This explains why Jeff and Eric didn't play the Charlotte show.

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 < >.
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)

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:  

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