In this audio gallery you will enjoy vintage raw recordings of live performances from the 60’s thru the 70’s and 80’s that were recovered from audio cassettes recordings of live performances while performing live shows. Please be advised the recordings are untouched and will have audio flaws due to the age. Enjoy the audio gallery!
In 1996, the Cavemen Recorded at a Studio in Rochester, NY
The rest is history, as described below
Fine Recording Studios 1947-1977
The mysterious contents of the Fine Recording Studio of Rochester, NY, as they remained for over 25 years!
In December 2002, a shipping container arrived in Sydney, Australia. Its contents largely unknown, it was unloaded into a warehouse in East Botany. For the next 6 months a story unfolded, a history of the recorded music of Rochester, NY, from the immediate post-war era, until the untimely death in 1977 of studio owner and jazz big band leader Vincent Giancursio, aka Vince Jan, aged 58. The studio later suffered fire and flood damage. The contents of the container, as they were unpacked, revealed hidden musical treasure representing every genre and diversity of the era. Big band jazz and lounge music, popular songs, country and western, rockabilly and incredible gospel groups dominate the 1950's. Following this, came early beat and pop groups, early garage R&R, northern soul and funk, culminating in a slew of brilliant undiscovered garage punk masterpieces. After 1967, psychedelic and progressive styles took hold, and the energy was lost. However, the contents included these two songs recorded by a group from western New York called the Cavemen featuring a young vocalist from Buffalo N.Y. that was nourished with Soulful Blues and influenced by the invasion of British Pop music that gave birth to a singer like no other!