Paper Bag #7 ~ June 26, 1984
Rumrunner's ~ Oyster Bay , LI, NY
~The Paper Bag Marching Band
(and on camera interviews in the bathrooms)
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• 68 participants • 11 songs •
Instrumentation: Mike Guido, Tony Rome, 7 Cheese Calzones, 2 vocalists, 10 guitars, 2 keyboards, 1 harmonica, 3 horns, 4 basses, 5 percussionists, 25 crew members, 5 ladies auxiliary
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Highlights: Spunky & Tadpole & the Wading Greek were the opening act, We enjoyed the Paper Bag Marching Band featuring Eddie Wright on Sousaphone, on camera interviews in the bathroom. Dave Morris plays monster solo while galavanting throughout the entire club (ladies room included) and ends by going over the bar while playing a particularly difficult lick.

Paper Bag
#7
1984


The Players

 

 

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#7
1984


The Players

 

 

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#7
1984


The Players

 

 

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Paper Bag
#7
1984


The Players

 

 

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Name

Our Founder
Mike Guido
Tony Rome
Jim Small
The Cheese Calzones
Marianne Barton
Judy Davis
Mary Mc Andrews
Beth Jewell
Peggy Kelly
Judy Ammar
Lisa Semmelink
Guitars
Mike Cummings
Bruce Mc Cullough
Phil Reilly
Ed Carucci
Dave Morris
Doug Baldwin
Mike Lawshé
Gene Gennusa
Ed Wright
Ted Rispoli
Keyboard Ghetto
Gary Quenqua
Ed Lesco
Down Wind Horns
Joe Anziano
John Boyle
Rick Helf
Harmonica
Paul Shields
Basses
Bob D' Andrade
Adam Calaci
Rich Ebler
Jim Rutzler
Larry Boom Boom Ports
Percussionists
Scott Kistenberger
Jimmy Varelas
Lee Nietsleknif
Linda Mackley
Keith Hurrell
Sound
Phrögk Perlman
Lee Gordon
Rick Silecchio
James Burgett
Tom Giannoni
Lights
Greg Hebel
Chuck Evans
Pete Wulfing
Video
Phil Guido
Billy German
Kathy Hendrickson
Bill Stevens
Pola Negri
John Stevens
Mr. Guido's Valet
Jim Mola
Door Crew
Frank Varipapa
Tim O' Connor
Barcreep
John Christison
Staff
Eddie Parkinson
Ernie Chea
John Fitzmaurice
Joe Testagrossa
Steve O' Marra
Roy Urarro
Pete Schwing
Ladie's Auxilliary
Sue Guido
Grettie Silecchio
Lisa Silecchio
Lori Guido
Chris Marquart
Karen Brown
Group W Bench
Scott Savitt
Spunky
Tadpole

Shirt Name


GUIDO

ROME


TOASTY
MARY WANNA
Q'ETTE
FROMUNDA
SPICY ROMANO
CHEEZ-WHIZ

BW
ELROD
PHILBO
POLECAT
DAVE
BUG
MIKE
STRINGBENDER
MR WRIGHT
JAH MON

Q
DONK

JOE
SAXIST
BONE

PABLO

AFRO
MOOK
BAGMAN
DARLIN'
BOOM BOOM

SCOTTY BEAR
THE GREEK
SAMBA MAN
L'IL MOOK
TIM BALI

PHRÖGK
FLASH
SLICK
NOTHING?
YOUNG TOM

RUSTLER
DR LEISURE


VIDEO MAN
BILLY
KATHY
GOLD STAR
POLA
GOLD STAR

JIMMY


TIM

BARCREEP

BIG ED
SNAKE
FRITZ
UNCLE JOE

ROPEMAN
SCUZ

GUIDO'S BOSS
GRETTIE
?

BOIP
KAREN


SPUNKY
TADPOLE

Shirt Number


32

11"


1
84
Q2
69+
7 & 7
69

41
00
U2
10
5
51.50
7
84
I IV V
84

Q
7

2
25
6

8

31
7/8
57
1
31

3

4
1/2
4


25
±3db
00
9

57
33


11
11
5
1
5 1/2
1A

29


1

4Q2

33
SSSSSS
9
29

69
8354

13
1


9
10

Paper Bag
#7
1984


The Songs

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Song

Artist

Bag Vocalist

 1 Paper Bag Theme Song Phil Gagliano Band Guido
2 I Do J. Geils Small
3 I Don't Wanna Work Todd Rundgren Guido
4 Hey Bartender Small
5 Ain't too Proud to Beg Temptations Reilly
6 Paper Bag Blues Paper Bag Band
7 Room to Move John Mayall Small
8 When the Saints Go Marchin In Paper Bag Marching Band
9 I Feel Good James Brown Reilly
10 Shake Rattle & Roll Bill Haley & the Comets Small
11 Freeway Jam Jeff Beck

 

Paper Bag
#7
1984

The Opening
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#7
1984

The Opening
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Paper Bag #7
The Opening Letter

By the time we get to our 7th Bag, we have realized that this is something we want to continue doing. It is just so much fun. However, the financial legder was in the red for Bags 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. By this point in my career I am raking in about $200 a week playing and doing sound in the local bars. I clearly can't afford to continue like this. So, the Bag braintrust (me, Scotty K, Shields and Phrögk) put our heads together and came up with a plan.

This plan was put into action by sending a letter to the Bag community. In it we laid out a plan to share the expenses by having each Bag member sell $30 worth of tickets. This way we would be assured of covering our expenses.

(click on the pages to the right to read the text)

This system has remained in effect ever since. More than 20 years later we now contribute $40 each to the cause. Every Bag since I have written an Opening Letter and the essence of those letters is the same as this one: let me know what name & number you want on your shirt and send money.

 

Paper Bag
#7
1984

The Ticket

Paper Bag #6
The Ticket

Tickets are still $3.00 in advance but, in a schrewd mardeting move, tickets are now $5.00 at the door. The "Paper Bag" handwritten with a bad magic marker is classic.

 

Paper Bag
#7
1984

The Shirt

 

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Paper Bag #7 ~ The Shirt

Finally we got hip to natural fabrics. These are short sleeved softball jerseys. Again, we had different colors for different sections. All of the lettering, front and back is still done by hand.

 

Paper Bag
#7
1984

The Flyer

 

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Paper Bag #7
The Flyer

Now this is what lettering should look like. Of course, it was done by Doug Baldwin. A font that he made up himself, nice clean lines and a cool description of the Bag as the "wildest, sickest, and perhaps only 30-Piece Rock Band you will ever see in your entire life."

I love the way Doug makes shadows on those little thingies that say "one night only." As you look through these webpages you will find many instances where I attempted to copy them.

 

Paper Bag
#7
1984

The Progam

 

 

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1984

The Progam

 

 

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#7
1984

The Progam

 

 

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Paper Bag
#7
1984

The Progam

 

 

Paper Bag #6 ~ The Program

As you can see we are still using the same cover that Doug made for the Bag #5 program, new opening act and date written in over white-out.

In th gatefold below, I have retained Doug's lettering of "The Players" and wrote in the names and stuff with a fine point marker. This was, boys & girls, before the Sharpie was invented.

I believe the correct name of the opening act should have been "Spunky & Tadpole with the Wading Greek." I don't know why.

By the way, check out my cool graphics in the gatefold. Over there on the right side, those lines that then turn right and separate the little factiods printed there. Pretty cool huh? I did that with the above mentioned fine point marker and straight edge. Isn't it strange the way we made documents before computers? I also used a slide rule when I took calculus and physics at good old Nassau College back in the 70's.

It is also of interest to note that we have named Joe Anziano MVP for Bag 1983. Starting with Bag #8, we began to give out awards for MVP. We got Joey again in 1998. The interesting thing is that as of 1984, I didn't know how to spell Joe's last name.

 

Paper Bag
#7
1984

Good Times Ad

 

 

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The Good Times. Where would the LI bar bands of the 70's and 80's have done without the Good Times. This year, Rumrunner has promoted us as a "musicians reunion from Huntington." Unusual grammar. If we were a reunion in 1984, what are we in 2008?

 

Good to see "weekend wednesdays" with Full House, one of the few bands from back then that is still playing. At least Joe Scollo is. I was the soundman and sax player for Full House during the early 1980's. I used to drive their bus that had "Daleview Nursing Home" stenciled on the sides. One week when I got my pay envelope it had written on it "minus $10 - late and drunk on thursday." Me? I have never let Joe Scollo forget that.

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