Here is the holy grail of all Ebay trolling. Russ Gibb was a legendary promoter from the Detroit area in the 1960’s/70’s- who did a ton of other things: TV Station manager, School teacher, Disc Jockey, etc. Check his wikipedia for more info (in comments).
Russ passed away in 2019 and someone on Ebay has been auctioning off a bunch of his archival items- show posters, demo tapes, etc. Some of the items that got me interested were these videos. These are beta master tapes with raw footage for the back porch video series/TV show?.
Here is the first one- a stage shot of All from 1988. Man, these beta video cameras must have been NICE studio cameras for the quality to be this good for 1988.
I just bought a used high-end beta player from Japan that will arrive next month, so I will try to get a better capture of these.
Starting with All since they shut me down for filming at cattle club in 1988 🙂 heh heh.
Recorded by: Russ Gibb and crew
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: Sony SL-2300 into Datavideo TBC-1000 into Tevion capture card
Enhanced (degrain only) in Adobe premiere elements/neat video.