The debut of The Life & Times of James "The Rooster" Corcoran took place in the intimate setting of the Fireside Lounge in LIC, NYC. It was a capacity house, and if you scrowl down you can click on the short film clip that has three edited tunes from that night. Thanks to Sam Harmet for bringing down the camera and setting it up. No film of the second night has surfaced yet.
The first tune, "A Man After Me Own Heart" is taken from the 1899, New York Times article entitled:"JAME CORCORAN IN COURT: RULER OF CORCORAN'S ROOST GOES BAIL FOR A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART." The other two clips are well known 19th century tunes, "The Lakes of Pontchatrain'" and "Hard Times." As you can tell people were in fine singing form and that fire place was cosy indeed.