TOMMY BOLIN: AFTER HOURS - THE GLEN HOLLY JAMS VOLUME I

Comments by Bobby Berge

The master reel to reel tapes that were developed into the After Hours CDs did not accurately reflect who the players were. Following are comments from Bobby Berge that he posted on the Bolin Board about his memories of the period when so much wonderful music was being recorded at the Glen Holly studio.

BOBBY BERGE - GLEN HOLLY COMMENT #1

Hey Bolin Freaks! BONER ALERT! Just received Glen Holly Volume I today 11/9/02, from Mike Drumm. Muchos gracious! I’m shitting bricks people! Especially on Disk 2. That’s Tommy with Stanley Sheldon on bass and me on drums for the whole disk. I think Alphonse is on the last track of Disk 2, and it sounds like him on all of Disk 1. Might be me on track 6, Disk 1, though. I highly recommend ordering these CD’s. Tommy is phenomenal! We were all in great shape back then. I will listen and break down Disk 2 with more info on songs. If you love Tommy, you owe it to yourself to get the Glen Holly Jams (great work, Mike Drumm and Bob Ferbrache). Thanks also to Phillip Polimeni! Sincerely, Bobby Berge.

BOBBY BERGE - GLEN HOLLY COMMENT #2

Tommy had a drummer friend, an English dude named Peter. He left his drums at Phillip’s, and he and I used them to record some of the new Glen Holly stuff. Alphonse might have used them too. Sounds like Peter is on at least jam’s 1-3 on Disk 1. Listen after jam 1, the dude asks, “Can I leave my drums here?” Then after jam 2 the English guy mentions sweating — man, that’s got to be Pete. I used his drums on Beck/Bolin/Berge jam too. Aphonse sounds like he’s on the very funky 3/4 thing on jam 7, Disk 1. Another drummer, Ricky Fataar, might be on some tunes. Keyboards... maybe Joey Carbone and Ronnie Baron (we need Stan Sheldon’s help IDing these people!). Again, I’m on jams 1-12 on Disk 2 and Alphonse is on 13 and 14. I’d like to comment more on Disk 2 later. Listening to this stuff reminds me of how great it was to have had the opportunity to play with one of the world’s GREATEST GUITARISTS! Later, Bobby Berge.

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