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About this Project
Late in 2009, Dave and I pooled our collections of cassette tape recordings of Freelance gigs from the 1980s (almost 30 tapes!). I have combed through and converted the recordings to digital and carefully remastered each recording to get as much fidelity as possible from the old tapes. Many tapes had deteriorated and/or contained lots of hiss, hum, buzz, and variations in speed. Nonetheless, I've used the best hardware and software tools available to produce something that I hope you enjoy. Members of the band are invited to download any of these recordings for personal use. If you want groups of recordings, contact me.
-Frank Leister, July 2010

The recordings below are listed in reverse-chronological order.

Gig
Songs
    Lineup
July 1988
Bressler Picnic Grounds

from cassette master tapes
28
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Steve Weihbrecht - trumpet & vocal
  • Ross Morris - guitar
  • Jeff Stoner - keyboards & vocal
  • Joe Vajda - bass
  • Garret Hosler - drums
December 1987
Harrisburg River Rescue

from cassette master tapes
21
November 1986
Chambersburg VFW

from cassette master tapes
30
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Steve Weihbrecht - trumpet & vocal
  • Ross Morris - guitar
  • Jeff Stoner - keyboards & vocal
  • Joe Vajda - bass
  • Kenny Brehm - drums
December 1985
Harrisburg River Rescue

from original multitrack tapes
7
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Steve Weihbrecht - trumpet & vocal
  • Frank Leister - guitar
  • Jeff Stoner - keyboards & vocal
  • Joe Vajda - bass
  • Jeff Shoop - drums & vocal
December 1985
Harrisburg River Rescue
from cassette master tapes
26
July 1984
The Holly Inn
from cassette master tapes
21
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Steve Weihbrecht - trumpet & vocal
  • Frank Leister - guitar
  • Eckhard Rubinic - keyboards
  • Joe Vajda - bass
  • Jeff Shoop - drums & vocal
1984
Carlisle Prom

from cassette master tapes
7
1984
Wedding Reception
from cassette master tapes
20
December 1983
Embers, Carlisle PA

from cassette master tapes
12
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Dick Ely - vocal
  • Ted Mannino - guitar & vocal
  • Eckhard Rubinic- keyboards
  • George Rice - bass
  • Jeff Shoop - drums & vocal
November 1982
Cumberland Squire

from cassette master tapes
20
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Dick Ely - trumpet & vocal
  • Ted Mannino - guitar & vocal
  • Jeff Goss - keyboards
  • George Rice - bass
  • Jeff Shoop - drums & vocal
Circa 1980/1982
Wedding Reception Gig (A)

from cassette master tapes
11
Circa 1980/1982
Wedding Reception Gig (B)

from cassette master tapes
18
October 1980
Pine Tree Inn

from cassette master tapes
10
  • Dave Bollinger - trumpet, flugelhorn & vocal
  • Dick Ely - trumpet & vocal
  • Ted Mannino - guitar & vocal
  • George Rice - bass
  • Jeff Shoop - drums & vocal

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