So I was browsing Wikipedia yesterday and saw the following under the Jukes page:   "In 1979, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes performed a homecoming concert in Asbury Park which was the subject of a documentary film directed and produced by Neil Marshad called Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Asbury Park Convention Center. The film was first shown in January 1980 on Warner Cable's QUBE in Columbus, Ohio." 

I'm assuming this is referring to the concert they did on  August 8, 1979 and if so I was in attendance. It was actually the very first concert i ever attended.   I got a hold of the audio of that show many years ago through ABMS.   I think it may have been broadcast on the radio as the quality is pretty good.   However, would just love to have a copy of the video/movie.   Anybody every seen this or have a copy?   I know there are other 1979 shows out there on Youtube, etc. but not the Asbury Park show.

 

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I just saw him in Annapolis on Father's day,  It was a lunch hour gig, 1:00 pm. It was the shortest show I ever saw or heard of him doing.  90 minutes.  I think the band wanted to get back to Jersey for Father's Day.  That being said... the acoustics were terrific and he wasn't overpowering cuz the Rams Head is small.  All in all a good show.

I remember seeing the documentary but it wasn't a filmed concert.  It was a typical fan-made documentary with interviews and highlights with a few songs in between.  It was very good and will keep your attention.

Actually it's available on Vimeo and maybe YouTube. 

Here is a link to what it is all about, an article by Jay Lustig, and Pt. 1 of the documentary:

https://www.njarts.net/pop-roc...y-jukes-early-years/

Here is the link to Pt. 1:

https://vimeo.com/189355515

Here is a link to what it is about and Pt. 2 of the documentary:

https://www.njarts.net/pop-roc...79-to-91-watch-here/

Here is the link to Pt. 2:

https://vimeo.com/303900338

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The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

I met most of them 1977 Dover New Jersey

I worked at friendlys making ice cream cones 

late afternoon i walked to club few doors down

they were all setting up for show!

Albany Al, Southside, everybody

I said hi I love you guys

you guys are great

can I talk to Miami Steve?

They all howled at me, he wasnt there

I knew that it was NJ joke

They were shaking their heads for a long time

smiling too they are all crazy too

I saw them that night and Jan 26 1978 spectrum

lots of stories

my happiest times. at least in rock and roll

people would jump onstage and grab me by the head and scream, ‘tilly! bootlegs!'"

Bluevine(again) posted:

I'm assuming this is referring to the concert they did on  August 8, 1979 and if so I was in attendance. It was actually the very first concert i ever attended.   I got a hold of the audio of that show many years ago through ABMS.   I think it may have been broadcast on the radio as the quality is pretty good.   However, would just love to have a copy of the video/movie.   Anybody every seen this or have a copy?   I know there are other 1979 shows out there on Youtube, etc. but not the Asbury Park show.

 

 

awesome!!!

people would jump onstage and grab me by the head and scream, ‘tilly! bootlegs!'"

Oats - this is great!!    I’ve spent this morning watching all of Part 1 and the first hour of Part 2 and really enjoyed it.   The 1979 Asbury show I mentioned is shown for one song in the early portion of Part 2.    So presumably the entire thing was filmed and exists somewhere.   Would love to find that!   Bruce is shown at a 1978 Cleveland show near the end of Part 1.  Would love to see the full version of that some day too!     

Bluevine(again) posted:

Oats - this is great!!    I’ve spent this morning watching all of Part 1 and the first hour of Part 2 and really enjoyed it.   The 1979 Asbury show I mentioned is shown for one song in the early portion of Part 2.    So presumably the entire thing was filmed and exists somewhere.   Would love to find that!   Bruce is shown at a 1978 Cleveland show near the end of Part 1.  Would love to see the full version of that some day too!     

Glad I could help.

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

Oats posted:
Bluevine(again) posted:

Oats - this is great!!    I’ve spent this morning watching all of Part 1 and the first hour of Part 2 and really enjoyed it.   The 1979 Asbury show I mentioned is shown for one song in the early portion of Part 2.    So presumably the entire thing was filmed and exists somewhere.   Would love to find that!   Bruce is shown at a 1978 Cleveland show near the end of Part 1.  Would love to see the full version of that some day too!     

Glad I could help.

 

Here is part of a piece I wrote on August 30-31, 1978, which focused first on the first manager of the Jukes, and oh yes, the same man who got the Jukes their first recording contract with Epic Records, hired both sets of Miami Horns, produced and arranged  their first three albums, wrote half of their material in their first three years, and brought his Boss and friend Bruce Springsteen with him regularly.  By this time, he was no longer officially their manager, but it appears nobody told him.  

Unfortunately, Sugar Miami Steve left the Jukes shortly after these events, which is another story for another day...

 

He hatched a big idea for August 30, booking the Jukes to perform at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio, and on a television show called "Onstage At The Agora", to be broadcast on Cleveland's WEWS-TV and simulcast on WMMS-FM. Steve arranged with the producers for four isolation cameras in addition to the main shoot. The film crew and Agora staff had no planning or advanced notice that Bruce Springsteen would appear; this finishing touch was either a last minute coincidence, or only in the mind of Sugar Miami Steve Van Zandt.

On the August 30th evening that Southside and the Jukes were scheduled to play, Bruce and the E Street Band were performing at Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, OH. As an attendee recalled, "Southside's gig started about three hours late because, as he stated, they had to wait for their lead guitarist to get done with another gig across town."

Though Bruce, Clarence, Roy Bittan, and Garry Tallent arrived with Steve at the start of the show, it was not until Stagger Lee, the final song of the main set, that Garry and Clarence ventured out on stage and joined in. When the band finally came back out for the first encore, SSJ started by dedicating the next song to a friend, which turned out to be "The Fever" and Bruce Springsteen.

After a rousing duet by Bruce and SSJ with Clarence on backing vocals, Steve, who had played on every number, suprisingly handed his guitar to Bruce and exited the stage, not to return for his beloved composition, "I Don't Want to Go Home". Bruce plays this song well due to all the practice he gets crashing Jukes' gigs at the Stone Pony. Steve returned along with Roy Bittan for the final encore, "Havin' A Party". By this time it was after 2:00 a.m. on August 31, 1978, which is why that date is on those 3 songs.


Unfortunately, the next day, Jon Landau called Agora founder and owner Hank LoConti and told him he could not use the footage of Springsteen. "It seems that Springsteen's management did not want his first ever TV broadcast to be a jam with another band".


HOW IT LEAKED
The complete  footage, dubbed with the radio broadcast audio, has circulated among collectors for many years going back to the VHS days. although the Springsteen portion of the concert was never broadcast, the audio version of the full concert was often replayed on WMMS-FM. 

Bill Payne, director, recalls, "So I was only allowed to air the first hour with just [Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes] and erase the parts with Bruce," Payne said. "I took a 3/4-inch copy of the concert before I had the tape operator erase it. I thought I had the only copy, because I had never shown it to anyone, but I guess the tape operator didn't erase it until he made at least one copy and probably more."

 

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my notes

 


Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes
Live at The Agora TV Show

1978-08-31

 

00:00:25 - This Time it`s for Real
00:06:10 - You Mean So Much To Me
00:09:49 - Without Love
00:16:15 - Take it Inside
00:19:24 - This Time Baby`s Gone for Good
00:22:51 - I Played the Fool
00:28:20 - Love on the Wrong Side of Town
00:32:04 - She Got Me Where She Wants Me
00:36:50 - Trapped Again
00:41:11 - Got To Be a Better Way Home
Garry Tallent

00:45:53 - Stagger Lee w/Garry Tallent & Clarence Clemons
Garry Tallent - bass


00:54:00 - The Fever w/Bruce Springsteen 8:30
Bruce Springsteen - co-lead vocals
Clarence Clemons - vocals

01:03:00 - I Don`t Wanna go Home w/Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen - guitar
no steve

01:06:42 - Having a Party w/Bruce Springsteen
Roy Bittan - piano

 


Southside Johnny – lead vocals, harmonica
Kenny 'Popeye' Pentifallo – drums, vocals (duet "It Ain't the Meat")
Kevin Kavanaugh – keyboards, vocals
Billy Rush – guitar
Alan Berger – bass

 

The gig was videotaped for a television show called "Onstage At The Agora". The show, which was cancelled after only one season, was broadcast on Cleveland's WEWS-TV and simulcast on WMMS-FM. Southside Johnny's concert was the second show to be taped for the series.

people would jump onstage and grab me by the head and scream, ‘tilly! bootlegs!'"

Your note prompted made me to dig through my DVD "archive".  I just found a disc that a dear friend of mine gave me maybe 15 years ago called "Bruce Springsteen - Classic 78".   The first part of that disc was those 3 songs from the Agora show:  The Fever/I Don't Want to Go Home/Havin' A Party.   Been so long that I had forgotten about it.  Sadly my friend - who almost certainly was registered on this site years ago - passed away from cancer earlier this year.   We gave each other dozens of CD/DVD boots over the years.    Of course would love to see the video of the show before Bruce and Clarence showed up!

Thanks!

 

I have the Southside Johnny tracks froim the TV Show in poor quality, but if you like real commercials from 1978, here they are.

The encores are the three songs you mentioned 

(Stagger Lee, with SSJ, Garry, Steve and Clarence was the final song of the standard set)

 

This is all from memory, so here goes

First, the encores seem to circulate as filler for other Darkness concert DVDs; I have 3 like that. The story of the video and audio is not clean, so what I have is the best I could find, and I am constantly looking for a more complete and higher quality source. The videos all have some problems. One of the DVDs I ripped the PCM audio stream  ....to make a technical story short, I created a 20+ minute  Hidef video with lossless audio, perfectly synced. I will upload this file set and provide a link so anybody who wants it can get it, and I will post the technical details here while I load it.  I may even have it on mega, will get back soon.  

I have beaten cancer twice in the last three years, whatever happens, I give all my stuff away; there's no way I'm taking anything with me, and I am fortunate to associate with some great people who feel the same way, and now that circle has expanded. 

Talk when i return.

people would jump onstage and grab me by the head and scream, ‘tilly! bootlegs!'"

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