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MEET THE CREW
captain beefheart's magic bandsflits

LINE UP part five
august 1975 - may 1978

meet all crews


28 - 'BAND OF GYPSIES' june - july 1975

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #28 - bruce fowler / fossil, jimmy carl black / indian ink, elliot ingber / winged eel fingerling, greg davidson / ella guru, john french / drumbo, don van vliet / captain beefheart - knebworth festival 050775 england

JIMMY CARL BLACK indian ink * drums * percussion #in(11)&out
GREG DAVIDSON ella guru * guitar * slide guitar #in&out
BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * air-bass * trombone #in
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion ** guitar #in18
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar #in20
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica


29 - RE-START august 1975 - january 1976

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #29 - front row: don van vliet / captain beefheart, john french / drumbo; back row: elliot ingber / winged eel fingerling, denny walley / walla walla / feeler's redo, bruce fowler / fossil - press picture fall 1975

BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * air-bass * trombone &out34
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion ** guitar
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar &out
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * slide guitar #in


30 - BAT CHAIN PULLER february - april 1976 studio

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #30 - john french / drumbo, don van vliet / captain beefheart, john thomas, jeff moris tepper / jeff tapir / white jew, denny walley / walla walla / feeler's redo - spring 1976

JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion ** guitar &out32
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar * slide guitar #in
JOHN THOMAS * acoustic piano * rhodes piano * mini moog #in&out
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica * soprano sax
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * slide guitar ** accordion

release:
BAT CHAIN PULLER 2012


31 - LIVE BAT #1 november 1976 - early may 1977

ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards #in
GARY JAYE * drums * percussion #in&out
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar * slide guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * slide guitar
live guest HARRY DUNCAN ** harmonica ** vocals #in


32 - LIVE BAT #2 june - july 1977

ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards * synthesizer
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion #in30&out36
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar * slide guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * slide guitar
live guest HARRY DUNCAN ** harmonica ** vocals


33 - LIVE BAT #3 october 1977 - first half march 1978

ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards * synthesizer
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar * slide guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * slide guitar
ROBERT WILLIAMS wait for me * drums * percussion #in
live guest HARRY DUNCAN ** harmonica ** vocals

release:
song HOBO-ISM 2012


34 - LIVE BAT-BEAST second half march - first half may 1978

ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards * synthesizer
BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * trombone * air-bass #in29
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar * slide guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar * slide guitar &out(37)
ROBERT WILLIAMS wait for me * drums * percussion
live guest HARRY DUNCAN ** harmonica ** vocals &out


meet the NEXT LINE UP
or go to the discography for record details - but live recordings are part of the concerts

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notes:
studio = studio band only
#in = enters the band, 15 or (15) = after having played (as guest) in line up 15
&out = leaves the band, 20 or (20) = to return (as guest) in line up 20

list by theo tieman 1995-2018

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