It really wasn’t much of a nightclub, actually, but the former S&H Green Stamp store at 321 Central Avenue was almost always the place to see great music.
Everyone from U2 to Count Basie played there, as well as the Go-Go’s, Iggy Pop, Buddy Rich, the Ramones, the pre-Eurythmics Annie Lenox, Tim Curry, Manhattan Transfer, the Specials, the Jam, John Fahey… They all graced that stage during the few short years the club was open. (It all ended with an early-morning fire on July 22, 1982.)
Facebookers with enough longterm musical memory have probably spent hours looking through the more than 500 photos from J.B. Scott’s that have been posted on JB Scott’s: Rock n’ Roll in Albany, NY. Most were snapped by Richard D. Schoenberg and Dave Suarez, and they manage to capture all of JB’s roll ‘n’ rollness with concert photos, backstage shots and candids of the performers, as well as the staff.
Well, Doug Jacobs and Vinnie Birbiglia – co-owners of J.B. Scott’s and the subsequent J.B.’s Theatre – are planning a big J.B. Scott’s reunion party in the spring. Saturday, May 5, 2012, to be exact, and it’s slated to take place at Michael’s Banquet House in Latham.
The bash will undoubtedly include plenty of live music and lots of jamming at the bash, but no announcements have been made yet regarding performers, and the party is still in the organizing stage.
Yeah, we’re marking it on our calendar…
Who would like like to see playing at the reunion bash?