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Paper Bag #5 ~ June 29, 1982
The Silver Dollar Saloon ~ Bay Shore, LI, NY
~the mechanical bull
~ the tap beer
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• 41 participants• 15 songs •
Instrumentation: Mike Guido, 9 Cheese Calzones, 3 vocalists, 8 guitars, 2 keyboards, 1 harmonica, 2 horns, 3 basses, 3 percussionists, 10 crew members
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Highlights: The last Tuesday in June for the first time, Partners is our opening act once again, Kim Strongin smashes a guitar, we wear football jerseys and drink tap beer. There is no Tony Rome. Phrögk wore a cowboy hat and boots and spent the whole evening pouring tap beer for the band. We got stewed. I found Mike Lawshé squatting in the middle of the guitar section leaning against the wall. The band along with 7 other guitar players are cranking away. His head is back, his mouth is open, his eyes are closed. Sleeping like a baby. Admission was free with a paper bag. People were fishing bags out of the dumpster. At the close of the evening we collected $30 at the door and our bar tab was $300. A successful night!

This was the first Bag with official shirts. We were resplendent in white football jerseys. Stripes on the sleeves were blue trimmed in red. Names and numbers were blue. They are 100% polyester and unless you wear a t shirt, or something, They scratch your nipples when you wear them.

 


Back row: Gary Q, Bruce McCullough, Mike Lawshé, Scott Kistenberger, Bob D'Andrade, Lee Gordon, Phil Reilly, Bill Grillo, Jim Rutzler, Doug Baldwin
Front row: Paul Shields, Larry "Boom Boom" Ports, John Martin, Phrögk, Mike Guido (in Ed Lowe mustache glasses holding beer pitcher that he used as a mug), Ed "Polecat" Caricci (wearing backwards shirt)
Paper Bag
#5
1982

 


The Players

 
 
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Paper Bag
#5
1982

 

The Players

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Paper Bag
#5
1982

The Players
 
 
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Name
Our Founder
Mike Guido
Tony Rome
Jim Small
The Cheese Calzones
Judy Davis
Mary Mc Andrews
Beth Jewell
Peggy Kelly
Lisa Semmelink
Kim Strongin
Bridgette Braun
Maureen Hurley
Vocalists
Chuck Cobb
Mike Flynn
Guitars
Bruce Mc Cullough
Phil Reilly
Ed Carucci
Doug Baldwin
Mike Lawshé
Gene Gennusa
Ed Wright
Ted Rispoli
Keyboards
Gary Quenqua
John Martin
Down Wind Horns
Joe Anziano
John Boyle
Harp
Paul Shields
Basses
Bob D' Andrade
Jim Rutzler
Larry Boom Boom Ports
Percussion
Scott Kistenberger
Keith Hurrell
Bill Grillo
Sound
Phrögk Perlman
Lee Gordon
James Burgett
Lighting
Chuck Evans
Pete Wulfing
Jim Maniattis
Photography
Neil Burgett
Staff
Frank Varipapa
Group W Bench
Dan Guido
Scott Berry
Shirt Name

GUIDO

TONY ROME

LIMBERGER
BABY GOUDA
FETA
FROMUNDA
GORGONZOLA







ELROD
PHEO
POLECAT
BEANY
MIKIE RAINBOW
FENDER
RIP WRIGHT
MR SMALLY

Q



TROLL

ROCKY

SNAKE BITE
RUTZLER
BOOM BOOM

SCOTTY BEAR
LEISURE BOY
VOLVO GRILLMO

PHRÖGK
FLASH
JAMES

UNCLE CHUNK
PETE THE LIGHTMAN


DRUM SWEAT



COACH DAN
Shirt Number

30

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697
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77
13
6
7/8
40
69
1-4-5
69

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17
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Paper Bag
#5
1982

The Songs

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  Title
1 House of the Rising Sun
2 Good Lovin'
3 In the Still of the Night
4 Shake Rattle & Roll
5 That Cat is High
6 I Feel Good
7 Lucille
8 Hang on Sloopy
9 Room to Move
10 I Got My Mojo Workin'
  Artist
Animals
Young Rascals
Five Satins
Bill Haley & the Comets

James Brown
Chuck Berry
McCoys
John Mayall
John Lee Hooker
 Bag Vocalist
Mike Guido
John Boyle


The Cheese Calzones

Chuck Cobb, Mike Flynn
Mike Guido
Jim Small
Larry "Boom Boom" Ports

 

Paper Bag
#5
1982

The Ticket

Paper Bag #5 ~ The Ticket

1982 was the first year that we had printed tickets for advance sale. Tickets were $3 in advance and at the door. Admission was free with a paper bag. We collected $30 at the door and the band drank $300 worth of tap beer

 

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#5
1982

The Shirt

 

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Paper Bag #5 ~ The Shirt

1982 was also the first year that we had shirts. They are football style jersies. All letters, front and back, were placed by hand. The clerk in the store where we got them caused a rukus when he held up a sample shirt in the crowded store. It was Peggy Kelly's. The back read "FROMUNDA CHEESE."

 

Paper Bag
#5
1982

The Progam

 

 

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#5
1982

The Progam

 

 

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1982

The Progam

 

 

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Paper Bag #5 ~ The Program

This is also the first year we had a program for the Paper Bag. It was created by Doug Baldwin. Not only did Doug and I play together in the Kim Strongin Band, I lived in his house on Via Continental in Huntington Station. That house, owned by Doug's beloved mom Wilma, should have landmark status. Through Wilma's generosity, many musicians could afford to live on, well, on musicians' wages. Anyway, in addition to being an extremely talenty musician, Doug is a very talented graphic artist. His work is all over this website. He is also the principal influence on my efforts in graphics and the art of making music-related documents. As you look through this bagsite, you will find the influence of K. Douglas Baldwin on almost every page.

After I began using a computer to generate text for documents (you will see that my lettering leaves much to be desired) I scanned the drawing of a paper bag that appears above and used it in many Paper Bag programs.

The funny thing about this program is that the audience never saw it. On the night of the performance, we realized that Doug's sister forgot to pick the programs up from the printer. I still have all 500 of them in a box in the back room.

 

Paper Bag
#5
1982

The Sound
Board Input
List

 

 

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Here is the paper bag (naturally) on which Phrögk and I planned the PA system for Bag #5. On the side of the bag we listed all the inputs we would need - 26 plus Echo return and an input to play the Disappearing Band tape. At the top are the vocal mics for me, Tony Rome and 3 mics for the Calzones. Then 2 mics for harmonicas and direct inputs for keyboard & bass. 5 mics on each drum set - kick drum, snare, roto-toms, rack tom & floor tom, and 2 mics for the timbales. There are only 4 channels for guitar amps but there were 8 guitar players. We did this by putting pairs of amps facing each other only a few inches apart. There was one mic in between them. If one guy soloed, the other was supposed to lay out so that the mic could be used to boost the solo. We really did stuff like this. We ran a mic wire from the dressing room to the sound board. This "Back Room" mic was used for the Mystery Guitar Solo. Eddie Wright played a solo in the dressing room while all the guitarists on stage raised thier arms over their heads. Tricky, huh?

On the bottom of the bag we listed where these inputs would go. On the left are the inputs to Phrögk's 8 channel Tascam board that fed the 8 track 1/2" tape machine. The center are inputs to a Yamaha board owned by the Jim Small Band. The drums listed at right (Drum set Left, Drum set Right) were plugged into a Soundcraft board, the house board at the Silver Dollar.

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