the Fab Forty ~ the best of the past 40 Paper Bags


this Bag is Recyclable

The Players
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Name   Bag #40 shirt name Bag 40 shirt #   Name   Bag #40 shirt name Bag 40 shirt #
Our Founder   Ladie's Auxilliary
Mike Guido   GUIDO 65   Sue Guido   MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT EJG Esq.
Tony Rome & the Cheese Calzones   Pam Sprague   TWIN 1
Scott Savitt   SCOTTY WADDY DOO DA DAY 007   Dawn Barca   DAWN 50
Mary Mc Andrews   MAMA CHEESE 37 YEARS IN THE BAG   Desiree Xefos   XEFOS 44
Laura Daddona   LAURA 2   Sue W Guido   SUE WEST GUIDS
Judy Davis   HEAD CHEESE 1   Suzan Coffey   SUZAN
Beth Jewell   FETA CHEESE 40X   Lani Roye   LANI 813
Gia Cerone   SIDE O SAUCE JSG-7   Amy Hof   GOING ON A BLOND DATE 2
Cheryl Schrufer   STILT LADY 4 11 1/2   Susie Cummings   SUSI 23
Madeline Mc Andrews   MADJAY 7/2   Karen Sprague   TWIN 2 20
Linda Walker   WALKER
  Betsy Parkinson   BETSY
Vocalists   Christine Schwab   I'VE GOT 20+ SHIRTS 17
Denise Corazón   LAST CALL 4am   Ruth Ketchell   RICHIE 634
Tony Barca   OLD DUDE 69 RETIRED   Cathi Reilly   BIG MOMMA
Joan Fortin   TURNING 50   Melissa Perlman   HYDRANGEA 31
Pete Scully   SCULLY 53   Emma Guido   ALMOST ESQUIRE 26
Rick Horvath   NOODLES B#   Sara Guido   TEACHER SARA 2560
Ricky Roche   RICKY 17   Dee Antonucci   TIME PASSES MUCH TOO QUICKLY 2012
Lee Thompson   VAGITARIAN 68   Lisa Garafalo  

Paul Esposito   DR JARNAGIN 2 cm   Liz Barbini   CLIOBELL
Dave Franklin   RAVE 13   Yohanna Olsen  
YO
Chris Casper   CASPER 96 TEARS   Eileen Lombardozzi   LEEN CUISINE 13
Leslie Carter   MACMAMMA 15   Jeanne Guido- Sielaff   MIKE GUIDO S MOM 10
Don Prager   OVERCOMING MY LUNG DISEASE (FACEBOOK SUBSCRIBE)   Liz Goodman   THINLIZY 8
Tammi Wolfe   NYO NYO 11?   Christine Liske   GYPSY SOUL 60
Kenny Forgione   PAPPY 9   Danielle Guido   GUIDO GIRL 25
Kristin Seely   GOT TWINS? 40   Laurie Giovanneillo   TRIPLE G 13
Steve Mecca   MECCALICIOUS 26   Theresa Hart   LUV U PHIL 10 1/2
Guitarland   Gina Fox   HANNAH S MOM 10/11/07
Joe Anziano   JOEY <<fedora>>   Julie Esposito   WHIPPLE WARRIOR 5/2/17
Mike Cummings   MC 7b5   Sharon Cook   PERKY
Mike Flyntz   FLYNTZ .010   Leonora Cicio   ROAD-ETTE 10
Mike Nugent   M NUGE 7   Loren Roye   LOREN #1 REALTOR
Patrick Cummings   PATRICK 7#11   Sue Larsen    
Joe Scollo   JoScoLo
  Erin Donahue   ITALY 17
Tom Pecoraro         Donna Donahue   SINCE 69
Greg Zant   FLYING CHIP 8   Camille Rizzo   RETIRED MRS. RIZ
Johnny Cola   IN MEMORY OF ELAINE
  Susette Franklin   SUSETTE 62
Brian Hauff   WALK ON 42   Anne Marie Nunziata  
Q & A
Jimmy Gallagher   G STRING 06   Corina Antonucci   LITTLE PHIL <<g clef>>
Larry Fitzgerald   FITZGERALD Isaiah 40:31   Andi Priest   FLOWER GIRL 24
Mike Barberich   CHEESE GRATER 45rpm   Sarah Coffey   COFFEYCAKES
The Keyboard Ghetto   Susan Hennings   THE LAST MRS LOWE
Gary Quenqua  
Q   Amy Hennings Sue   AIM-E 12
Larry Ketchell   PYRAMID PATCHOULI 61   Bonnie Cheirif   LUCY 1
Joe Samuels   ROAST BEEF $26.96/lb   Karen Titone   KAREN 10
Rich Campbell   MARATHON MAN 4:33   Sharon Tursi   I M WITH PETE
Mark Bonder   RCKSTRHLR 23   Grace Tursi   SKID ROW KID
The Down Wind Horns   Janet Hennings Sue   JAN-JAN 2
Lenny La Pinta   RETIRED 2017   Chiaki Thompson   LULU & CHUBBY CHARLIE
John Boyle   SAXJB BS CCNA A+ 25   Susan Turner   SUSIE Q 7
Ron Fox   HANNAH S DAD 10/11/07   Gayle Benson   ROADIE 88
Frank Rizzo   TRITONE BONE 4 & 7   Bubbles Carucci   BUBBLES 10
Ed Leone   LONESBONES 47   Blank Michaels   <<blank>>
Barry Titone   BTRITONE 10   Debbie Regan   IT S A WRAP
Jimmy Cordara   JIMMY C 219   Janice O Rourke   JANICE 15
Adam Seely   THE FORTY AWAKENS 40   Dawn D Amato   DBLE D
Will Shelley   SHACK 26.2   Annie Humbach   SPARKS 1985
The Harmonica Section   Renee Prager   DONNIE P S WIFE #liveinspired O2
Paul Shields   PABLO 66   Faneeza Mendez   LITTLE ONE 15
Joe Santino   RHYTHM & HUES f 5.6   Mary Marini   SHOEMAN 38.83
George Ranzette   ROADIE 60   Jenna Noyes   W.O.M.(+)
Joe Gander   GOOSE SCEMT   Meghan Reilly   B DAY GIRL
The Bass Section   Category 5
Tom Flyntz   TBONE <<bass clef symbol>>   Gary Troy   TROY 24
Lester Saldinger   TWEET THIS!   Vinnie Quenqua   VINNY Q
Dave Noyes   UPRIGHT CITIZEN
  Bob Barbini   SLOMO
Stephen Michaels   RAMONE 23   John Wittenborg   SALTY 50
Rich Benson   STILL ALIVE 65   Annie Schmidt   ANNIE 19
Bob Ericson   ELEVATOR 88   Bob Schmidt   BOB 19
The Paper Bag Drum Section   John Ziliani   SHAKA 14
Scott Kistenberger   ALL 40 3   Ez Bardeguez   EZ 7
Don Larsen   SCHLAGZEUG 18   Garrett Bardeguez   MOBILE WRENCH 973-250-2924
Jimmy Varelas   JIMMYTHEGREEK 61   Marty Ruppert   MARTY 16
Steve Finkelstein   JUNGLE JU TOO   Marya Ruppert   MARYA 16
Eel Nietsleknif   MOD ORANGE 67   Anthony Alcamo   TONYDRUMS 99
Pete Lazos   BA-DUM CHING 14   Martin Kennedy   THE DUDE 00
Billy Onesios   SO MANY DRUMS, SO ... 10   Adeline Ruiz   MRS LUCKY 10/28
Brendan O Keefe   BOOSH 20   Kevin Murphy   MURPH 83
Shawn Murray   GROOVE SLAVE
  Tom Ruppert   TOM 13
Chris Hart   MISS YOU PHIL 10   Mary Ellen Ruppert   MARY ELLEN 13
Keith Lombardozzi   DOZZI 16 YEARS   Michael Curley   CURLEY 7
Ben Greenspan   LAUREN 64   Don Moore   GRANDPA D 53
Tom De Renzo   I AM GROOT 40   Neil Gallagher   MAJOR 7
NCPD Emerld Society Pipe Band   Louie Catalano   LouBallz 13
Mike Bartlett   CAKES 184   Mike Ringle   MIKE R 57
Leo O Hara  

  Gerry Donahue   TOGETHER 9
Bob Riordan    
  Matt Brescia   BRESCIA 28
Dick Hanley   HANLEY 12   Marie Gallagher   MINOR 7
Terry Loughlin   FUZZ
  Joe Gander Jr   GOOSE JR SCEMT
Rick Congro  

  Kevin Brescia   BRESCIA 24
Devin Ross  

  Laura Degnan   MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 66
George Morrish  

  John Gerardi   JOHNNY G 7
Terry Quinn  

  Richard Franklin   BOTZ 10
Bob Henry   BHDGTMY
  Jon Franklin   TURTLE 13
Sound   Chris Coffey   MR CLEAN
Phrögk Perlman   PHRÖGK / - 1   Diego Chiriboga   DIEGO 66
Tom Heinisch   SK RETIRE 55hz   Kira Bardeguez   BLK PRINCESS 7
Scott Hartmann   MID FREQ 28   Morgan Abrams   RONNIE 11
Video   Steve Ellers   CAPTAIN AMERICA 9
Ralph Porcelli   MUTHACRISPA 56   Richard Danetti   DINO 28
Ralph Esposito   SPOMAN 911   Bill Wright   BOZWELL 65
Steve Porcelli   EKOGUY 39   Danielle Keith Guido   STARK 3636
John Molloy   SMOKIN HOPS 66   Derek Nugent   D NUGE
Judy Porcelli   EKO MOM 1   Allen Cheirif   LOCO 18
Mr. Guido's Staff   Jay Mcandrews   MADJAY 2/7
Tom Russo   RUDO 14   Ed Shinn   FU ED SHINN 05
Jim Mola   JIMMY 29   The Group W Bench
Bill Mason   BILBO 3971   Richard Degnan   DR DEGS 26
Bruce Sautkulis   TOASTMASTER 1   Ken Tobin   FIELD SIXER
Mark Coffey   MARKBRO
  Steve Sobstyl   COACH STEVE 11
Sean Walsh   WALSH 338   Larry Lupo   OD 20/20
Mike Halupa   HALUPICS f 2.8   Bobby Bashian   OLD MAN 84
The Door Crew   Jay Caputo   CHIEF 69
Phil Guido   GUIDO 64   Rich Ostrowski   SKI 69
Jack Brescia   TOW TRUCK JACK 63   Matt Guido   TRAVEL GUY
Steve Zilko   SZ
  Russell Castriogiavanni   LITTL BRUDDA 47
Gloria Vasco   GT 2   Bob Coffey   BOBBRO
Maureen Martin   MO 20   Mark Klein   www.liblues.com 106
Karl Rivenburgh   FOTOG 40   Bob Koloski   BON TON BOB 5
Mike Cantoni   FASCIA 206   Kenny Priest   1 YEAR 813
The Beer Crew   Jim Savalli   CLARK KENT 27
John Christison   BARCREEP 4Q2   T C Marino   LOWE GENES 7
Peggy Christison   THE ALIEN 69   Simon Cheirif   RICKY 2
The Staff   Shannon Lowe   CLASS DISMISSED 6
Eddie Parkinson   BIG ED 33   George Vignola   BIG BALLS 5
Adam Schwab   FAB FORTY 56   Pete Tursi   SKID ROW PETE
Kevin West   CRANKY BOY 2   Wally D Amato   WALLYWORLD 15
John Parkinson   BIG JOHN 96   Jim Mc Glynn  

Larry Showman   BONES 5   John Coffey   JOHNBRO
Mike Bartoldus   PHELPS 33   Jonah Brill   PRIVATE SERVER 27
Jeremy Showman   JSHOW 555   T J D Amato   TJ
Justin Showman   THE TERDBURGLAR
  P N ui   MR. N UI 2560
Mulcahys   Carly Molina   CARLY 7
John Murray Jr.   JOHNNY CASH 55   Mimi Molina   MIMI 9
Billy O Sullivan   BILLY O 69   Nutty Irishman
Mike Zwart   ZWARTY 86   Mike Mc Elwee  
MM411LD
Rick Capiello   RICK LIGHTS
  Larry Schumacher   POSTY 338 Lapua
Mike Gaudiello   RODCHESTER MIKE
  Chris Mc Dermott   McD 22
Allan Dorman   PINK SHIRT MONEY MAN
         
Meaghan Keane   MEME 2          
Matt Story   MATTY LIGHTS
         
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The Songlist for Paper Bag #40 ~ the Fab Forty
song # song title artist vocalist
1 Gene Gene the Dancing Machine Chuck Barris
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2 Paper Bag Theme Phil Gagliano Band
Guido, Mike



3 I Don't Wanna Work Todd Rundgren
Guido, Mike



4 Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Ensemble



5 Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles
Horvath, Rick



6 With a Little Help From My Friends Beatles
Barca, Tony



7 Love Shack B-52s
Corazón, Denise Pollack, Joan Casper, Chris

8 Lady Marmalade LaBelle
Carter, Leslie



9 Smooth Santana
Prager, Don Seely, Kristen


10 25 or 6 2 4 Chicago
Thompson, Lee



11 September Earth Wind and Fire
Scully, Pete



12 In These Shoes Kirsty MacColl
Corazón, Denise



13 Save the Planet Edgar Winter
Forgione, Kenny Carter, Leslie


14 We're In This Love Together Al Jarreau
Seely, Kristen



15 Delta Lady Leon Russell
Barca, Tony



16 Heat of the Moment Asia
Roche, Ricky



17 Faith George Michael
Mecca, Steve



18 Rockett 88 James Cotton
Franklin, Dave



19 American Medley
Nassau Cty Pipes and Drums



20 Jungleland Bruce
Esposito, Paul



21 White Room Cream
Barca, Tony Saldinger, Lester


22 Hush Deep Purple
Savitt, Scotto



23 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Wolfe, Tammi



24 Stay With Me Faces
Bonder, Mark



25 My God Jethro Tull
Boyle, John



26 Bohemian Raphsody Queen
Scollo, Joe



27 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
Casper, Chris



28 Love, Reign o'er Me Who
Horvath, Rick



29 Turn the Beat Around Vickie Sue Robinson
Cheese Calzones



30 Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker
Franklin, Dave



31 Lido Shuffle Boz Scaggs
Saldinger, Lester



32 Peaches en Regalia Zappa
xx



33 Designer Bag Contest/Drum Solo





34 Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly and the Family Stone
Ensemble



35 My Old School Steely Dan
Cummings, Mike



36 Miami 2017 Billy Joel
Esposito, Paul



37 People Got to Be Free Rascals
Scollo, Joe



38 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
Roche, Ricky



39 Highway Star Deep Purple
Thompson, Lee



40 Hotel California Eagles
Pollack, Joan Mecca, Steve


41 The Boys are Back in Town Thin Lizzy
Roche, Ricky Esposito, Paul Bonder, Mark

42 Gimme Shelter Rolling Stones
Scully, Pete Wolfe, Tammi


43 Spoonman Soundgarden
Roche, Ricky Esposito, Paul


44 Expressway to Your Heart Soul Survivors
Forgione, Kenny Franklin, Dave


45 21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson
Thompson, Lee



46 Hallelujah Rufus Wainwright
Roche, Ricky



47 First I Look at the Purse J Geils Band
Scully, Pete Roche, Ricky Mecca, Steve

48 One Way Out Allman Bros
Boyle, John



49 Whippin' Post Allman Bros
Boyle, John Franklin, Dave


50 Twist and Shout Beatles
Audience



51 Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
Audience



52 Superstition Stevie Wonder
Audience



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the Opening Letter

Introducing Paper Bag #

~ the Fab Forty ~

also featuring - the Body Bag - music by artists that died this year

Tues June 27, 2017 at Mulcahy' in Wantagh

Paper Bag #40 !


You people continue to amaze me.  I have said that we will continue to do the Paper Bag until the band or the audience stops showing up.  There is no sign of decline on either front. The band is getting better and better.  There is very little music in our genres that we cannot play well.  And we do this with us: the guys and girls in the band.  Every year I receive well-meaning requests for a famous or semi-famous or simply a monster musician to bring their talents to the show.  I prefer to dance with the ones that brung me. We are Polecat & the Downwind Dance Band: featuring Tony Rome and his Cheese Calzones. The mightiest rock band in the land.

As for the Body Bag, this year we are remembering: Chuck Barris, Chuck Berry, Al Jarreau, Butch Trucks, John Wetton, George Michael, James Cotton, Greg Lake, Leon Russell, Richie Ingui, Leonard Cohan and J. Geils. Hopefully, none of our favorite rock stars will kick off in the next few weeks. The Body Bag fills up at an alarming rate these past few years as the musicians we love are dropping like flies.  Except for Keef.

Advance sale tickets will again be $25. The ticket price at the door will remain $30. You can pay for your tickets by handing our Fearless Leader cash (make sure he writes it down) or at the Bagsite (www.paperbagmusic.com). Click on the Bag Members Only link on the left side of the page.  There is a paypal button on the Bag Members Only page that you can click to submit your $$.  If you need the password, check with your section leader or email us at thepaperbag@paperbagmusic.com

Visit the Bagsite early and often. Keep those cards and letters coming. Remember, no lyric sheets for the lead vocalist or risk a Guido hissy-fit. Learn your words. Check in with your section leader today for up to the minute info.

Tow Truck Jack says: “Support / Enjoy live music.”

 

 

 

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the Program
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Peas & carrots, peas & carrots, peas & carrots …

Brian Mulhern was one of 4 guitarists to participate in Paper Bag #1 at The People's Picnic in Whitehall, NY. During the late 70's, Brian played in several bands in and around the Huntington area often teaming up with his brother Kevin as (what else?) the Mulhern Brothers. I mixed sound for them several times at Chelsea's. Sally Scudder played keyboards and sang in many bands with numerous Bag members. Sally was great to have in the band. Perfect pitch, big smile, never complained, always had fun. Every time the Jim Small Band plays, I look over to the other side of the stage and I can see her, boppin' and tappin' her bare feet. Savannah Joe Kommnick was a bright ray of happiness that cut through the smoky air and shined into your heart. He was always ready with a joke, your favorite libation, or an absurd movie quote. This year, Billionaire is dedicated to Savannah Joe. Adam Calaci played bass and sang in some of the most successful bands to ever play on Long Island. On stage, Adam was a solid presence. His bass playing was strong and yes, it was loud. Backstage, he was a very, very funny man. Bruce Rogers had perfect pitch and keyboard skills that brought that physical marvel to life. Standing in Canterbury Ales while Jim Pin was cranking away (I think Rob Barraco was playing a way-outside solo) Bruce was able to quote to me the chord changes to "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (which are very minor 7/ b5-ish) out of his head. He played the grand piano on stage at Paper Bag #2 and played the Tonight Show theme at the very end of the show. He also had the good fortune to be singing "Low Spark of High Heel Boys" at Bag #9 when Scotty K came onstage as the Energizer Bunny. Little Buster never played in the Bag but he was a tremendous influence on many of us who do. I was Busterized many times. Boy was he fun to watch and listen to. H:e was truly the real deal. Gene Gennusa played guitar in the Bag from 1980 through 1985. He photographed the Bag in '86 and '87, went on to become a well respected photographer in the music industry, and then returned to the Bag in 2004. Hundreds of his photos are on the Bagsite. Gene was a friend and a good guy. Barry Ambrosio was the guitarist and singer for the legendary New Day Band. His guitar technique was flashy but clean. At a time when guitarists almost exclusively used Fender and Gibson guitars, Barry was the first guy I know who played a "custom" guitar, with swirly cutaways and a strange headstock. He had a smile that was infectious and indicated that mischief was not far behind. Phil Antonucci was a great guitarist and an even greater guy. He was an Emmy winning sound engineer and a tireless advocate for music education. We will have several Phlant cheers tonight..

We are musicians. We live a different life, in bars and diners and clubs and catering halls and come home as the sun comes up and put off joining the "real world" as long as possible. It is a great life, rich and rewarding and so so so much fun. We look after each other and are loyal to each other. Sometime during the night tonight, remember someone missing from your life, smile and have some fun for them. We all can live on in the memory of our friends, family and colleagues. Take care of each other, be loyal to each other, and most of all, have fun.

 

This is the spot where I get to thank: Dick at Supreme Trophy in Huntington Station; Eko Video; S-K Sound; Lightcraft; Mark Coffey and the crew at Goldman Bros.; Minuteman Printing in East Northport; The Maker of the Melon Peggy Irwin; Dawn Barca - the sign girl; Lisa Layton for her wonderful work collecting and distributing food; my three girls, Emma, Sara & Sue for making me the happy boy you see here tonight. As you can see, I live a charmed existence.

Mulcahy's is some great place to enjoy the Bag. From John Murray, right across to the bar backs, every one of the seemingly endless number of employees of this club is unfailingly helpful. These people understand the the Paper Bag at its purest essence. Mul's is the Bag's home for life, in no small part due to the support provided by these fine people. Please thank the Mulcahy's staff when you see them. Patronize this fine establishment all year. Get home safely

THE BROWN PAPER BAG
is the only thing civilized man has produced that does not seem out of place in nature. Crumpled into a wad of wrinkles, like the fossilized brain of a dryad; looking weathered; seemingly slow and rough enough to be a product of natural evolution; its brownness the low key brown of potato skin and peanut shell, dirty but pure; its kinship to tree unobstructed by the cruel crush of industry; absorbing the elements like any other organic entity a No. 8 Kraft brown paper bag lay discarded in the hills of Huntington and it appears to live where it lay.
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the 2017 Paper Bag EXECUTIVE BOARD
Many people wonder how this crazy, complicated show, with all its myriad details, ever comes together at all. Most of the credit goes to the Executive Board who work many hours so that we can all enjoy the Bag. Thank them when you see them go by.

Tony Rome ~ Scott Savitt
Cheese Calzones ~ Mary McAndrews
Vocalists ~ Denise Corazón
Guitarland~ Joe Anziano, Mike Cummings
Keyboard Ghetto ~ Gary Quenqua, Larry Ketchell
Horns ~ Lenny LaPinta
Harps ~ Joe Santino, Paul Shields
Basses ~ Tom Flyntz, Lester Saldinger
Percussion ~ Scott Kistenberger, Don Larsen
Sound ~ Larry Phrögk Perlman
Aural Enlightenment ~ Tom Heinisch
Construction ~ George Ranzette
Ladies Auxiliary ~ Sue Guido
Shirt Guy par excellence~ Mark Coffey
Mr. Guido's Valet ~ Jim Mola
Mr. Guido's Spiritual Advisor ~ Tom Russo
Tow Truck Driver ~ Tow Truck Jack Brescia
The Group W Bench ~ Dr. Degs PhD.

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