Ed Perlstein, who has archived collections by Nick Gravenites, Spencer Dryden, Steve Keyser (John Cipollina’s manager) and others, and who currently possesses John Cipollina’s personal tapes, was given the approval of John’s sister, Antonia, to share John’s live and studio outtake recordings in the interest of keeping his music alive for future generations. Steve Keyser, who recorded most of John's live shows with several different bands while he was his manager, has allowed Ed to digitize his master cassettes, and to share them with John’s fans and collectors.

Charlie Kaiser has given us access to his soundboard masters. He was the Front Of House soundman and recording engineer for virtually all of John's bands from about 1983 until his passing. This included Thunder and Lightning, Dinosaurs, Terry and The Pirates, Problem Child, and many of the spinoff bands.

Fish And Chip
The Saloon
San Francisco, CA

Source: Master Soundboard Cassettes (Maxell XLII 90 x 2)
Transfer: Cassettes > Tascam 122 MkIII > ESI 24-bit USB Audio Interface > MAC pc > wav 16
Lineage: wav > Adobe Audition 3 > iZotope RX 11 Advanced > CD Wave > Flac16

Set I

01 tuning/banter
02 Blue Yodel No.1
03 Sloop John B
04 Talking Folksinger Blues
05 Stagger Lee
06 Salvation Army Song
07 banter/tuning
08 Overnight
09 "real music" silliness
10 Thirty Days
11 more silliness
12 Beer Barrel Polka (aka Roll Out The Barrel)
13 Got Love >
14 Love Machine
15 tuning/banter
16 San Francisco

Set II

17 The Dance >
18 Colorado Town >
19 Closer >
20 S.O.S. (Same Old Song)
21 banter/tuning
22 Motel Party Baby
23 Betty And Dupree//
24 //I Can't Dance


25 tuning
26 I'm A Hog For You Baby
27 You Gave Me The Sunshine >
28 Level With Me
29 Good Ol' Rock 'N' Roll
30 New York Town (aka Hey Hey Hey)
31 Mona//

Barry Melton - guitar, vocals
John Cipollina - guitar, vocals
Peter Albin - bass, vocals
Spencer Dryden - drums


- Set III may be incomplete

Source: provided by Steve Keyser
Transfer by Ed Perlstein
Pitch checked by Seth Kaplan
Tagged by Mike Schuncke
Artwork by Bruno
Edited and Mastered SIRMick June 2024

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