Albert King .... May 9, 1981 (Two Sets)
Stanhope House, Stanhope, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Albert King - guitar & lead vocals
Frank Dunbar - bass & vocals
Chad Evans - saxophone
Ed Adams (?) - saxophone or trombone
Reggie Mitchell (?) (female) - trumpet
???????? - drums
???????? - 2nd guitar

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone
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Quality: vg+
Length: 165:53 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

Disc One (Time: 43:53m); First Set (10:05PM):
01. Band Instrumental (Average White Band cover?)
02. Let The Good Times Roll (Band)
03. Theme from CHIPS/ Albert Intro/ Instrumental
04. Please Come Back To Me
05. Kansas City
06. As The Years Go Passing By (Tape flip)

Disc Two (Time: 39:56m); First Set (cont.):
01. Ain't Gonna Fool With Your Woman (?) (Intro slightly cut)
02. The Sky Is Crying
03. Unknown Instrumental
04. Blues At Sunrise
05. Break Instrumental

Disc Three (Time: 46:51m); Second Set 12:35 AM (Actually early May 10th):
01. Just The Two Of Us (Band)
02. Band Instrumental
03. Theme From CHIPS/ Albert Intro/ Instrumental
04. Weekend Blues (?)
05. Born Under A Bad Sign
06. Match Box Blues (Matchbox Holds My Clothes)(Tape flip)

Disc Four (Time: 35:13m); Second Set (cont.):
01. Blues Power
02. Travelin' Man (?)
03. Stormy Monday
04. Closing Instrumental/ Albert Goodbyes
05. Instrumental/Albert Exit

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:

The "Stanhope House" was a fabulous roadhouse in Northwest New Jersey, near Lake
Hopatcong. They booked an eclectic bunch of rock, blues, country, and folk acts. The
area was beautiful, very rural, and the atmosphere in the club was very relaxed. I saw
quite a few acts there, covering many of those genres. Sound and sightlines were
good, especially if you got there early, and snagged a good table. I heard that it closed
not too long ago, which is a real shame. There were usually two sets, which often made
for a very late evening.

This was unfortunately the only time I got to see the great Albert King, but I'm happy
that I had the opportunity. A loud, boisterous, and drunk crowd, but, hey, it's a blues
show, and in my opinion, it adds greatly to the listening experience. I went to the show
with a friend and his girlfriend, who lived in Lake Hopatcong, saving me a long trip home
with no sleep. If anybody can help with the band personnel, or the set list, PLEASE do
so! I left the show on four CD's, as to not destroy the continuity of the sets. At a
minimum, it would have to be on three anyway, so what's one more CD-R? If you want
to go to three, then I'd put Disc One, and the first three tracks of Disc Two, on one
disc, the balance of Disc Two and Disc Three on the second, and leave Disc Four as is.
All the Albert-isms in the closing on Disc Four are worth the price of admission alone!


Support the band: Buy the officially released items, etc.

Prepared by Jeff James (roryglzep@aol.com)

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