October 12, 2014 – 3:27 pm

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New York 1984 [Ken G Collection, 2CD]

Live at the Bottomline, New York City, NY; September 12, 1984. Good to very good FM broadcast.

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, with their brand of barroom/heartland/blue-collar rock, must have had a very tough time because they do sound like the E Street Band but they took their chance and ran with it with the soundtrack to 1983’s Eddie & The Cruisers. And Wild Summer Nights does make a great track!

Thanks to George (Transferred, Balanced and Tracked); and to kingrue for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Uploader’s notes:

Here’s something straight from an FM broadcast. This cassette is 30 years old. There is a tape flip during the middle of Track 10. The last song is cut off half way through.

WNEW 102.7 FM Broadcast > Cassette Master
Maxell > Sony Deck TC-WE 475 > JVC XL-R2010 CD-RW (standalone) > Soundforge 9.0 > Wav >TLH [sector boundary aligned] Flac Level 8

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Wild Summer Nights 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 102. Some Like It Hot 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 103. Heat Of The Night 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 104. On The Dark Side * 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 105. Boardwalk Angel * 6:22 (10.7MB)
Track 106. Dixieland 5:23 (9.1MB)
Track 107. Strangers In Paradise 4:33 (7.7MB)
Track 108. Things Are Tough All Over 5:32 (9.3MB)
Track 109. Small Town Girls 5:13 (8.8MB)
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. America’s Songs [tape flip @ 2:25 min] 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 202. I Wanna Go Where The Action Is 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 203. Runaround Sue * 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 204. Tender Years 7:44 (13.0MB)
Track 205. Let’s Dance The Night Away 10:34 (17.8MB)
Track 206. Rockin’ The Night Away 10:00 (16.8MB)
Track 207. Dancing In The Streets [end cut] 4:29 (7.5MB)
48 mins

* Songs from Eddie & The Cruisers.

John Cafferty - vocals, guitar
Gary Gramolini - guitar
Patrick Lupo - bass
Kenny Jo Silva - drums
Bobby Cotoia - piano, keyboards (R.I.P. September 3, 2004)
Michael Antunes - saxophone

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  1. 7 Responses to “JOHN CAFFERTY - NEW YORK 1984”

  2. Wonderful album and thanks for this post

    By [email protected] on Oct 12, 2014

  3. The live shots in the Rockin’ bar in New Jersey in the Eddie & The Cruisers movie are fro the Legendary Stone Pony! A place I saw Grace Potter and the Nocturnals rock out a few years ago and because of the Eddie & The Cruisers movie I thought I had been in there before.

    By STEVE YEATON on Oct 13, 2014

  4. The club scenes were actually shot in a club called Tony Mart’s in Somers Point NJ. which is right outside of Ocean City. A new club has just opened at the site of Tony Mart’s and this Friday 10/17 they are presenting a big show featuring many of the groups that played at Tony Mart’s. The groups will also be doing a tribute to the music from Eddie and the Cruisers.

    By George Volk on Oct 14, 2014

  5. I see my recording from Traders Den has made it over to this site. I can only hope that it’s not compressed down to lossy MP3 format. Polluting the trading pool with such is a bad thing. otherwise go to the source and download my torrent here.

    George [kingrue]

    By George [kingrue] on Oct 15, 2014

  6. Hello George

    Thanks for your note and all your efforts.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 16, 2014

  7. This is great thanks so much. Any chance you have the beaver brown concert from sept 3 1980? hope all is well

    By Ray on Oct 13, 2015

  8. Hi,

    Is there any way to re-up this show? The setlist looks great! Thank you!

    Sincerely, Kevin.

    By Kevin Slattery on Oct 19, 2018

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