Tuesday, January 04, 2011

THE BLUES PROJECT FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Danny Kalb, Steve Katz, Jonathan Kalb, Dave Callow, Christopher Hjort, John Platt, Deena Canale, Dag Warner, David Bennett Cohen, Anne B. Barnard, Doug Scott, H. Nat Stevens, Marvin Welkowitz, Greg Vick, Dick Sandhaus, and Tommy Garelick, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE DANNY KALB QUARTET (MAR 1965 - JUN 1965)
1) Danny Kalb vocals, lead guitar
2) Andy Kulberg bass, flute
3) Roy Blumenfeld drums
4) Artie Traum rhythm guitar


April 3, 1965: Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY with John Hammond Jr, Judy Roderick "Free Speech Hoot"
The band first gig. The show was a benefit for striking students from Bloomington, Ohio.

May 6-19, 1965: Gaslight Cafe, 116 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Doc Watson
The shows were advertised as solo gigs by Danny Kalb, but supposedly he played there with his quartet. 


THE BLUES PROJECT #1 (OCT 2, 1965 - OCT 2?, 1965)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Tom 'Tommy' Flanders lead vocals, harmonica
5) Steve Katz rhythm guitar, harmonica


October 7-9, 1965: Night Owl Cafe, 118 West 3rd Street, New York City, NY with The Magicians
The band's first gigs. Initially the Night Owl's marquee billed the band as 'The Danny Kalb Quartet featuring Tom Jones' ("Tom Jones" was Tom Flanders' old stage name), but after they changed their name to The Blues Project, they were finally advertised as 'Blues Project featuring Danny Kalb, Tom Flanders'.

October ??, 1965: unknown bar, Boston, MA

October ??, 1965: Wesleyan University, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT "fraternity house party"


THE BLUES PROJECT #2 (OCT 2?, 1965 - JAN 1966)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Tommy Flanders
5) Steve Katz
6) Alan Peter Kuperschmidt (aka Al 'Koop' Kooper) vocals, organ


November 9-21, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Richard Pryor (comedian)
The band was billed as 'The Blues Project with Danny Kalb and Tommy Flanders' on the flyer. Al Kooper's first gigs with the band.

November 24, 1965: Village Theatre, 105 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY with Chuck Berry, The Undercurrents, Jack Walker (MC)
The band also backed up Chuck Berry tonight.

November 24-27, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Big Joe Williams, Judy Roderick, David Blue, Son House, Bukka White, Skip James, Eric Andersen, John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, Geoff Muldaur, Seventh Sons, T. Bone Walker, Al Kooper, Tommy Flanders, Buzz Linhart, Izzy Young M.C. and great Surprise Guests (Harvey Brooks, Fred Neil, Barbara Dane, New York Public Library and many more) "Blues Bag"
The shows were recorded by 'Verve Records' and some tracks were later released on their debut album: 'Live At The Cafe Au Go Go Featuring Tommy Flanders' (1966), and some other tracks were later released posthumous in their anthology album: 'The Blues Project Anthology' (1997).

December 1-2, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY "Workshop"

December 17-26, 1965: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with David Blue, The Fugs

January 3-5, 1966: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA "Annual MGM Records Convention"


THE BLUES PROJECT #3 (JAN 1966 - APR 14, 1966)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Steve Katz
5) Al Kooper


January 29-30, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Oscar Brown Jr.
The shows were recorded by 'Verve Records' and some tracks were later released on their debut album: 'Live At The Cafe Au Go Go Featuring Tommy Flanders' (1966), and some other tracks were later released posthumous in their anthology album: 'The Blues Project Anthology' (1997).

January 31 - February 13, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Fred Neil (31-13), Judy Roderick (1-6), Richie Havens (7-13)

February 3, 1966: 'The Lloyd Thaxton Show', KCOP Channel 13, KCOP Television Studios, Hollywood, CA with Del Shannon (broadcast date....the show was filmed in early January with Tommy Flanders still in the band)
The band perform: 'Hoochie Coochie Men' and 'Back Door Man'. 

February ?? or March ?, 1966: unknown venue, Pittsburgh, PA with Stan Getz

March 4, 1966: Clothier Hall, Swarthmore College campus, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA "1st Annual Swarthmore College Rock Festival"

March 5, 1966: Antioch College, Antioch, OH

March 15-27 and April 1-11, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Richie Havens (15-27, 1-11), The Myddle Class (15-27), Seventh Sons with Buzzy Linhart (19)

March 31, 1966: Gym, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Spring 1966 (or 1967): St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

April 2, 1966: Town Hall, New York City, NY "SNCC Benefit"

 

THE BLUES PROJECT #4 (APR 15, 1966 - LATE MAY 1966)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Steve Katz
5) Al Kooper
6) Emmaretta Marks back-up vocals

 
April 15-17, 1966: San Francisco State College, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA with Dick and Mimi Farina, Dan Hicks, Guy Carawan, Doc Watson & Clint Howard & Fred Price, The Moving Star Hall Singers, Malvina Reynolds, Mark Spoelstra "5th Annual S.F. State Folk Festival"
The band was billed as 'The Blues Project Blues Band' on the poster.

April 16, 1966: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with Johnny Tillotsen, The Vogues, Gary US Bonds, Kim Weston, James Boys (broadcast date.....the show was supposedly filmed five days earlier on April 11)

April 22-23, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, 1268 Sutter Street at Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA with The Great Society, Lights by Tony Martin

April 26-30, 1966: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Los Angeles, CA

April 30, 1966: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA with Sonny and Cher, Peter and Gordon, Cannibal and The Headhunters, The Premiers, Little Ray and His Revue, The Beau-Jives, The Amberstones,  (afternoon show)
Al Kooper was out sick (nervous exhausition) and Steve Katz replaced him on vocals for that show. Initially the show was advertised at the East Los Angeles College stadium.

May 1 and 3-8, 1966: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Los Angeles, CA

May 12, 1966: Pauley Ballroom, Student Union Building, UC Berkeley, Bancroft & Telegraph, Berkeley, CA "Robert Scheer For Congress Benefit"

May 13-14, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, 1268 Sutter Street at Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sons Of Adam

May 19-21, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker

May 21, 1966: Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry (afternoon show)

May 27-31, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Bo Diddley, Youngbloods (The Blues Project maybe cancelled the show on May 28 because they play at another venue that same day (see below))

May 28, 1966: Cafeteria, Staples High School, 70th North Avenue, Westport, CT with The Screamers, The Triumvirate "Class of 1967 Junior Prom"


THE BLUES PROJECT #5 (aka #3) (LATE MAY 1966 - MAY 1967)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Steve Katz
5) Al Kooper


June 1-19, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Bo Diddley (1-5), Fred Neil (3-19), Youngbloods (6-19)

June 11, 1966: 'American Bandstand', ABC-TV, ABC Television Center, Los Angeles, CA with Petula Clark, Roy Head and The Traits (broadcast date.....the show was filmed around late April/early May)
The band perform: "I Want To Be Your Driver", "Catch The Wind', and "Jelly, Jelly Blues".

June 30, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Youngbloods

July 1-3, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Butterfield Blue Band, Big Joe Williams

July ?, 1966: Melody Fair Theater, North Tonawanda, NY

July 9, 1966: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with Jerry Lewis, Brook Benton, Jose Feliciano, Evie Sands, The Ronettes (broadcast date.....the show was supposedly filmed on July 4)

July 22, 1966: Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY with Jimmy Reed, The Dirty Shames "1st Annual The Rheingold Central Park Music Festival"

July 24, 1966: Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI with Eric Anderson, Hazel Dickens, Alice Foster, Betty May Fykes, Tom Rush, Andrew and Paul Tracty, Richie Havens, Allen Damron and others "8th Annual Newport Folk Festival"

July 25-31 and August 1-8, 1966: Phone Booth, New York City, NY 
Toward the end of  the first show (25) Al Kooper was rushed to the hospital with mononucleosis and he was there for a few weeks and for the remain shows at Phone Booth he was replaced on organ by his old friend Paul Harris.

July 30, 1966: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs, Stephanie & Janis, Barbara Mason (broadcast date....the show was supposedly filmed on July 25)

August 30-31 and September 1-15, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Robbie Basho (30-31, 1-6)
The show on September 1 was recorded and later released posthumous on their bootleg: 'Live At The Matrix' (199?). The show on September 7 was also recorded and released posthumous on their bootleg: 'Bleeker Street Blues' (199?). BTW, the above mentioned dates (Sept. 1 and 7) for the two recordings are not exact because as many of The Matrix tapes are misdated.  

September 11, 1966: Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley Hills, Berkeley, CA with Country Joe and The Fish "A Dance Picnic" (afternoon show)

September 23-30, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Junior Wells (23-27), Larry Hankin (28-30)

October 1-7, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Larry Hankin (1-6), Times Square Two (1-2, 7), Phil Ochs (3), Judy Roderick (3), David Blue (3), Jim and Jean (3)

October 8, 1966: 'Upbeat', WEWS-TV Show, Cleveland, OH with  Gene Pitney, The Good Times, Terry Knight and The Pack, The Bossmen, The Hollies, Bob Seeger (the show was filmed and broadcast that same day)

October 9, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Eric Andersen, Judy Roderick, Jim & Jean 

October 15, 1966: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with The Byrds, The Cashmeres, Maxine Brown, The Zephrys, George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (broadcast date.....the show was filmed on October 10)

October 15, 1966: Ben Light Gym, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

October 27, 1966: Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford, CT with Simon and Garfunkel

November 1-6, 1966: LaCave, 10615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH

November ??, 1966: unknown venue, upstate New York, NY with Jay and The Americans

November 19, 1966: Gym, SUNY, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY with Big Joe Williams, Judy Roderick, Muddy Waters Blues Band, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker, Richie Havens, Dave Van Ronk, David Blue "The Blues Bag"
The show was recorded by 'Verve Records' and the song: 'Wake Me, Shake Me' was later released on their third album: 'Live At The Town Hall' (1967).

November 21-28, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Big Joe Williams, Judy Roderick, Muddy Waters Blues Band, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker, Richie Havens, Dave Van Ronk, David Blue "The Blues Bag"

December 19-24, 1966: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Ian & Sylvia (20-24), Richie Havens (20-24)

December ?, 1966: Gymnasium, Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ

December 20, 1966: 'Bach and Roll', Channel 13 TV Show (broadcast date) (80 minute music special potpourri of the music scene from Bach to rock 'n' roll featuring interviews, performance and song, and dance. Leading the list of participants are concert pianist Lonn Hollander, composer David Amram, musical satirist Peter Schickele, critics Richard Goldstein and Alan Rinzler, and a rock group called The Blues Project)

unknown date, 1966: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

unknown date, 1967: North Shore High School, Glen Head, Long Island, NY

unknown date, 1967: Memorial Chapel, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY

January 7, 1967: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with Spencer Davis Group, Sonny & Cher, The Critters, Chris Montez (broadcast date....the show was supposedly filmed on January 2)

January 21 - February 4, 1967: Steve Paul's The Scene, New York City, NY with Tiny Tim

February 10-12, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, The Stu Gardner Trio, Lights by Headlights

February 13-16, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Wildflower

February 17-19, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with Canned Heat Blues Band, The Mothers Of Invention

February 20-23, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

February 24, 1967: 'The Songmakers', ABC-TV Show (broadcast date...the show will be reprised on July 27) (a one-hour music color documentary examining the spectrum of today's popular song scene. The shows features many of the currently popular recording stars including The Mamas and the Papas, Dionne Warwick, The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, Arvella Gray, Buddy Guy, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Sammy Fain, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini,, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, The Blues Project and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band in rehearsal sessions as well as in actual dances)

March 2, 1967: Hilton Hotel, New York City, NY with Tony Randall, Tony Bennett, Woody Herman and His Orchestra "Grammy Award's Dinner and Presentations"

March 17-24, 1967: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with The Gary Burton Jazz Quartet
Initially the band was billed from March 17 to 26.

March 25-31 and April 1-2, 1967: RKO Radio Theater, 58th Street, Manhattan, New York City, NY with Cream (27-31, 1-2), The Who (25-31, 1-2), Phil Ochs (25), Mitch Ryder with The Mitch Ryder Show (27-31, 1-2), Wilson Pickett (25-31, 1-2), Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (26-27; cancelled), The Hardly Worthit Players (25-31, 1-2), Jim & Jean (25-31, 1-2), Jackie & The "K" Girls (25-31, 1-2), The Chicago Loop (25-31, 1-2), Mandala (25-31, 1-2), Simon & Garfunkel (27; cancelled), The Blues Magoos (28), The Young Rascals (26, 2)  "Murray the 'K' presents Live In Person Music In The Fifth Dimension"

April 1, 1967: 'Clay Cole's Diskotek', WPIX Channel 11, unknown television studio, New York City, NY with The Doors, New Christy Minstrels, John Gary, Ruby and The Romantics, Every Mother's Son (broadcast date....the show was supposedly filmed on March 27)

April 14, 1967: Village Theatre, 105 Second Avenue, New York City, NY with The Magicians, Dave Van Ronk, Izzy Young (M.C.), Free Spirits, Juy Wieder, Penny Whistlers, Robin Roberts, Mitchell Trio, Barbara Dane, Gene & Francesca, Children Of Paradise "Folk-Rock Concerts" 

April 16, 1967: SUNY, Albany, NY "Sophomore Weekend"

April 27, 1967: main exhibition hall, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Lothar and The Hand People, Tiny Tim "Expo '67 Unofficial Opening Super Party"  

April 28, 1967: Alumni Memorial Field House, Haverford College campus, Haverford Township, PA with The Monks, The Grand Ave. Cookie Club "A Benefit Of A Day Camp Serving Less Privileged Youngsters On The Main Line" 

April 29, 1967: 'Upbeat', WEWS-TV Show, Cleveland, OH with King Coleman, The Duprees, Aretha Franklin, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, The Turtles, Jackie Wilson, Bobby Goldsboro, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Outsiders, The Riddles, Johnny Tillotson, The Toys (the show was filmed and broadcasted on the same day)

May 5, 1967: Town Hall, 123 W. 43 Street, New York City, NY
The show was recorded and Howard Solomon's 'Introduction' and the song: 'Electric Flute Thing' was later released on their third album: 'Live At Town Hall' (1967).

May 7, 1967: Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA with Woody's Truck Stop

May 19, 1967: Auditorium, Staples High School, Westport, CT with Richie Havens, Jeremy Steig and The Satyrs

May 22-27, 1967: The New Penelope, 378 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (cancelled)


THE BLUES PROJECT #6 (MAY 1967 - JUL 1967)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Steve Katz
5) John McDuffy (aka John-John) vocals, organ


June 9, 1967: Action House, 50 Austin Boulevard, Island Park, NY with Billy Gibson, Eric and The Smoked Ponies

June 11, 1967: Village Theatre, 6th Street and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY wth The Doors, Janis Ian, Jim Lounsbury, Johnny Michaels, Scott Muni, Murray The K, Rosko "Wor/Stereo 98.7 FM Birthday Party"

June 18, 1967: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA with Ravi Shankar, Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Group With No Name, Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Mama's & The Papa's, Scott McKenzie "Monterey International Pop Festival"

June 28, 1967: Tompkins Square Park, Avenue A. & 7 Street, New York City, NY "free early evening concert"

July 2, 1967: George Wein's Festival Field, Newport, RI with Marilyn May, Bill Evans Trio, Miles Davis Quintet, Max Roach Quintet with Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins and others, Woody Herman and His Orchestra  "14th Annual Newport Jazz Festival"
The band performance was waxed by the rain.

July 7, 1967: Malibu Shore Club, Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, Long Island, NY with The Who

July 8, 1967: Village Theater, New York City, NY with The Who, Richie Havens, After Third World Raspberry, Chrysalis, New Life

July 9, 1967: Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN (cancelled)

July 9-11, 1967: unknown venue, Las Vegas, NV with The Paupers, Mike Kellin and many others "Annual MGM Records Convention" (The Blues Project cancelled)

July 25-30, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with James Cotton Blues Band (25-30), Richie Havens (25-30), The Yardbirds (25-27), The Doors (28-30) (The Blues Project cancelled)

September 4, 1967: 'The Steve Paul Scene', WNEW-TV Metromedia Channel 5, New York City, NY with Moby Grape, Janis Ian, Aretha Franklin, The Staples Singers, Chambers Brothers, Young Rascals (broadcast date....the show was filmed in early July)
The band perform: 'Wake Me, Shake Me', 'Steve's Song' and 'Flute Thing'.

 
THE BLUES PROJECT #7 (AUG 9, 1967)
1) Andy Kulberg
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) Steve Katz
4) Al Kooper
5) Jonathan 'Jon' Kalb vocals, lead guitar


August 9, 1967: Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY with John Lee Hooker "2nd Annual The Rheingold Central Park Music Festival"


THE BLUES PROJECT #8 (AUG 13, 1967 - SEPT 4, 1967)
1) Andy Kulberg
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) Steve Katz
4) John McDuffy
+
5) Al Kooper (only as guest on a couple of shows)


August 13-16, 1967: University of Maryland, College Park, MD with The Mothers Of Invention, The Yougbloods, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bill Evans, The New Lost City Ramblers and many others "The 20th National Student Congress"

August 14, 1967: Colonie Summer Theatre, Latham, NY (cancelled)

August 16 - September 4, 1967: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Jeremy Steig and The Satyrs (16-20), The James Cotton Blues Band (23-27)
Initially the band was booked from August 16 to September 9. Al Kooper sat-in with the band during one of this shows and a video footage of them doing 'I Can't Keep From Crying' exists and appeared posthumous in a documentary about Cafè au Go Go's history titled: '7 Years Underground - A 60's Tale' (2011).  

August 28, 1967: Gibber Hotel, 168 Gibber Road, Kiamesha Lake, Thompson, Sullivan County, NY with Vanilla Fudge
According to an eyewitness called Tommy Garelick, Al Kooper played with The Blues Project tonight instead of John McDuffy. 

September ?, 1967: Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY (cancelled because the band breakup)


THE BLUES PROJECT #9 (JAN 1968 - APR 1968)
1) Andy Kulberg
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3 John Gregory vocals, guitar
4) Richard Greene violin
5) Don Kretmar bass, sax


February 6-18, 1968: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

February 19-21, 1968: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA with Sky Blue (19-20), Rejoice (21), The Great Northwest Phantasmagoria Light Show

February 21, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, 1268 Sutter Street at Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA with Siegal Schwall, Lee Michaels, Youngbloods, Sons of Champlin, Wildflower, Lights by Electric Wallpaper

February 23-24, 1968: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA with The Maze, The Great Northwest Phantasmagoria Light Show

March 1-3, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, 1268 Sutter Street at Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA with Genesis,Taj Mahal, Lights by Electric Wallpaper

March 9, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS-TV Show, Cleveland, OH with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Canned Heat, The American Breed, Bubble Gum Machine, Georgie Fame, The Four Freshmen, The Four Sonics, Bobby Godlsboro, Mortimer's Tree Boys, The Racket Squad, The Short Kuts, The GTOs, Debbie Taylor, The Union Gap (the show was filmed and broadcasted on the same day)

March 23, 1968: 'Upbeat', WEWS-TV Show, Cleveland, OH with Classics IV, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, John Fred and His Playboy Band, The GTOs, Jonna Gault, The Good Earth, The Hello People, The Human Beinz, Chuck Jackson & his band, The Lemon Pipers, The Precisions, ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians, O.C. Smith, Bobby Vee, and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Margo, Medress & Seigel (the show was filmed and broadcasted on the same day)

April 1-21, 1968: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY (cancelled)

April 5-7, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, 1268 Sutter Street at Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day, Nazz Are Blues Band, Lights by Jerry Abrams Headlights


BLUES PROJECT II (1969 - 1970)
1) Danny Kalb
2) ????????? + others unknown


October 9-12, 1969: Cafe Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with The McCoys, Waldrop & Round Tree
The band was billed as "Blues Project II Featuring Danny Kalb" on the club ad.

December 12-13, 1969: Action House, 50 Austin Boulevard, Island Park, Long Island, NY with Fat Mattress with Noel Redding
The band was billed as 'Blues Project II featuring Danny Kalb' on the club ad.

January 2-3, 1970: The Boston Tea Party, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA with Mountain, Dion
The band was billed as "Blues Project 2" on the poster. 

January 9-10, 1970: Electric Factory, 2201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA with Stockyard
The band was advertised but was maybe replaced at last minute by the Allman Brothers Band.


THE BLUES PROJECT #10 (1971)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) Don Kretmar


THE BLUES PROJECT #11 (1971)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) Don Kretmar
4) David Bennett Cohen piano


June 15-16, 1971: The Main Point, 874 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, near Philadelphia, PA

July 3, 1971: Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Detroit, MI with The J. Geils Band, Savage Grace, and many more "Outdoor Rock Fest" 


THE BLUES PROJECT #12 (1971 - ca. FEB 1972)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) Don Kretmar
4) Tommy Flanders
5) David Bennett Cohen


October 9, 1971: 46th Street Theatre, 46th Street, Brooklyn, NY with The Butterfield Blues Band

October 16-18, 1971: unknown venue, Rochester, NY

December 9, 1971: Bryant College Gym, Smithfield, RI with Yes


THE BLUES PROJECT #13 (ca. FEB 1972 - JUL 1972)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) Don Kretmar
4) Tommy Flanders
5) David Bennett Cohen
6) Bill Lussenden guitar


February 13, 1972: Alumni Hall, Providence College, Providence, RI with King Crimson

March 19, 1972: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA with Fairport Convention, King Crimson

March 24-25, 1972: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emerson, Lake & Palmer

May 5-7, 1972: My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY with We The People

May 19-20, 1972: Gaslight Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Moogie & The Rhythm Kings, Thulcandra

May 21, 1972: Sunshine In, Asbury Park, NJ with Free

June 7-11, 1972: Gaslight Au Go Go, 152 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY with Sweet Pie, J.S. Blue 

June 10, 1972: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY with Dave Mason

July 12, 1972: Wollman Skating Rink Theatre, Central Park, 5th Avenue & 59th Street, New York City, NY with Edgar Winter "The Schaefer Music Festival In Central Park"


THE BLUES PROJECT #14 (JUL 1972 - 1972)
1) Roy Blumenfeld
2) Don Kretmar
3) Tommy Flanders
4) David Bennett Cohen
5) Bill Lussenden


July ??, 1972: Doug Weston's Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA with Alex Richman (two shows)
  

THE BLUES PROJECT #15 (aka #3) (1973) / (MAR 16-17, 1981) / (DEC 1983) / (1984) / (MAR 18, 1989) / (JUN 22-23, 1990) / (JUN 21-23, 1991) / (FEB 4-6, 1994)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Steve Katz
5) Al Kooper 
 
 
June 20, 1973: Temple Festival Theater, Ambler, PA with Electric Light Orchestra "6th Annual Temple University Music Festival"

June 22, 1973: Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, NY with The Roche Sisters "6th Annual The Schaefer Music Festival in Central Park"
The show was recorded and later released on their seventh album: 'Reunion In Central Park' (1973).

October 31, 1973: Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY with Lynyrd Skynrd

March 17, 1981: Bond's International Casino, 1530 Broadway, Times Square, New York City, NY
The show was broadcast live on WNEW-FM and a bootleg exist titled: 'Bond's International Casino, March 17, 1981' (the album also contains songs from the band rehearsal of the previous day (March 16) at the Sir Studios, NYC). 

December 15, 1983: The Chance, 6 Crannell Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
The band was billed as 'The Original Legendary Blues Project'.

December 17, 1983: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ with Johnny Winter, John Hammond, George Thorogood and The Destroyers "12th Anniversary Show"
The band was billed as 'The Original Blues Project'.

December 18-21, 1983: Bottom Line, New York City, NY "20th Anniversary Tour"
The band was billed as 'The Original Blues Project".

March 3, 1984: Victoria Theatre, 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

July 9, 1984: The Pier 84, New York City, NY

March 18, 1989: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA

June 22-23, 1990: Bottom Line, New York City, NY
The show on day 22 was taped for broadcast on NHK Japanese television network.

June 21-23, 1991: Bottom Line, New York City, NY

February 4-6, 1994: Bottom Line, New York City, NY
The shows were recorded and some tracks were later released (with Al Kooper's guitarist Jimmy Vivino that later overdubbed in the studio all the Steve Katz's guitar parts) on Al Kooper's solo album: 'Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live' (1995). The shows were also taped for broadcast on NHK Japanese television network.


THE BLUES PROJECT #16 (SEPT 15-16, 1995) / (MAR 8-9, 1996)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Andy Kulberg
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Al Kooper
5) Jimmy Vivino guitar, backing vocals


September 15-16, 1995: Bottom Line, New York City, NY

March 8-9, 1996: Bottom Line, New York City, NY


THE BLUES PROJECT #17 (NOV 3, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012)
1) Danny Kalb
2) Steve Katz
3) Roy Blumenfeld
4) Jon Kalb bass
5) John Kruth flute, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, guitar 


November 7, 2012: Sellersville Theater, 24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, PA

November 8, 2012: Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Route 44, Norfolk, CT

November 9, 2012: Narrows Center For The Arts, Fall River, MA 

November 10, 2012: Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

November 13, 2012: Catherine Cummings Theatre, Cazenovia College, 16 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia, NY 

November 15, 2012: Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry, NH

November 17, 2012: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY


THE BLUES PROJECT #18 (MAR 9, 2013 - PRESENT)
1) Steve Katz
2) Roy Blumenfeld
3) John Kruth
4) Kenny Margolis keyboards, accordion
5) Joe Bouchard bass, guitar


9 comments:

  1. LaCave was 10615 Euclid, not 10165

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  2. They Played at the Union College chapel in Schenectady New York. I was there and I remember it well. Flute thing knocked us all out. Amazing. I'll try and find documentation in the school yearbook to get the date...

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, please let me know the exact date!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  3. I believe it was Richy Havens...not Big Joe Williams
    july 1 thru 3...1966. amazing concert...I was there.

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  4. Hi Bruno,

    I believe the Blues Project/Vanilla Fudge gig at the Gibber Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, NY took place on August 28, 1967. I and my friend Dave were drafted by Carmine Appice to be roadies for the Fudge that night as we stood in line to buy tickets for the show. By "roadies" I mean carrying their gear into the venue in exchange for free entry to the show. Carmine Appice made sure we had the best seats in the house, brought us backstage for the second show and gave us a quick drum lesson too. Hanging backstage, we also got to meet the guys in the Blues Project who as I remember were Kooper, Katz, Kulberg, Kalb (not sure about Danny) and Blumenfeld. I have an image of the poster for that show, so I'm sure of the date.

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    1. thanks!!! This is a great new info!!!! About the line-up of the band, if the gig actually took place on the date you remember, I'm confident Danny Kalb wasn't there, but also I'm confident that also Al Kooper wasn't there and John-John McDuffy was there instead....but I could be wrong.....if you have any info or if you have a scan of the poster please send me at: brunodoors@libero.it

      Cheers

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    2. I'll send you a scan of the poster and I got and still have a piece of cardboard with Carmine Appice's and Al Kooper's autograph from that night. I have not yet scanned the autographs, but it was Al Kooper without question. The year is not printed on the poster, but the day and date are so the year can be determined from that. Ciao.

      Tommy Garelick

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