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In December 1972.

In December 1972, “Columbia” label released “Gypsy Cowboy”, the third New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Stephen Barncard.

Personnel:

  • John Dawson- rhythm guitar, lead vocals, 1st joint lead vocal
  • David Nelson- lead guitar, dobro, mandolin, bagpipes, lead vocals, 2nd joint lead vocal
  • Dave Torbert- bass, acoustic guitar, lead vocals, 3rd joint lead vocal
  • Buddy Cage- pedal steel guitar
  • Spencer Dryden- drums
  • Darlene DiDomenico – backing vocals
  • Donna Jean Godchaux- backing vocals
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Mark Naftalin- piano
  • Jack Schroer- saxophone
  • Recording engineers: Stephen Barncard, Dave Brown, Ellen Burke
  • Cover art: Lore Orion
  • Liner notes: John Tobler

Track listing:

  1. Gypsy Cowboy – Dave Torbert
  2. Whiskey – John Dawson
  3. Groupie – Dave Torbert
  4. Sutter’s Mill – John Dawson
  5. Death and Destruction – John Dawson
  6. Linda – John Dawson
  7. On My Way Back Home – Dave Torbert
  8. Superman – John Dawson
  9. She’s No Angel – Wanda Ballman
  10. Long Black Veil – Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin
  11. Sailin’ – John Dawson
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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Adventures of Panama Red”, the fourth New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Norbert Putnam

Personnel:

  • John Dawson– guitar, vocals, lead vocals
  • David Nelson– electric guitar, vocals, lead vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass, guitar, vocals, lead vocals
  • Buddy Cage– pedal steel guitar
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Donna Jean Godchaux– vocals
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie– vocals
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • The Memphis Horns, arranged by Norbert Putnam and the Memphis Horns
  • Tom Flye – recording engineer
  • John Stronach, Bobby Hughes – associate engineers
  • Tom Anderson, Phil Brown, Bob Edwards – sound engineers
  • Norbert Putnam – remix engineer
  • Lore and Chris – cover art
  • Mixed at Quadrafonic Studios, Nashville

Track listing:

  1. Panama Red – Peter Rowan
  2. It’s Alright With Me – Dave Torbert
  3. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy – Peter Rowan
  4. Important Exportin Man – Tim Hovey, Dave Torbert
  5. One Too Many Stories – John Dawson
  6. Kick in the Head – Robert Hunter
  7. You Should Have Seen Me Runnin – John Dawson
  8. Teardrops in My Eyes – Red Allen, Tommy Sutton
  9. A. Lady – Troy Seals, Don Goodman, Will Jennings
  10. Thank the Day – Dave Torbert
  11. Cement, Clay and Glass – Spencer Dryden, David Nelson

 

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It is the only band’s studio album to feature co-founder Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead.It was recorded December 1970 – January 1971, at “Wally Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Dawson , David Nelson, Dave Torbert, Jerry Garcia and Spencer Dryden.

Personnel:

  • John Dawson– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia– pedal steel guitar, banjo
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Mickey Hart– drums, percussion
  • Commander Cody– piano
  • Stephen Barncard– engineering, executive production
  • Phil Lesh– executive production
  • Ellen Burke – technician
  • Michael Ferguson, Alton Kelly– cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by John Dawson.

  1. I Don’t Know You
  2. Whatcha Gonna Do
  3. Portland Woman
  4. Henry
  5. Dirty Business
  6. Glendale Train
  7. Garden of Eden
  8. All I Ever Wanted
  9. Last Lonely Eagle
  10. Louisiana Lady

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Ace” the first Bob Weir solo album. It was recorded January-March 1972, and was produced by “everyone involved”.

Personnel:

  • Bob Weir– lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
  • Jerry Garcia– lead guitar; pedal steel guitar, backup vocals
  • Keith Godchaux– piano, organ
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums, percussion
  • Phil Lesh– bass guitar, backup vocals
  • Ed Bogus – stringarrangement
  • Snooky Flowers, Luis Gasca and The Space Rangers – horns
  • Donna Jean Godchaux– production; backup vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass guitar

Track listing:

  1. Greatest Story Ever Told – Bob Weir, Robert Hunter
  2. Black-Throated Wind – Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow
  3. Walk in the Sunshine – Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow
  4. Playing in the Band – Bob Weir, Robert Hunter
  5. Looks Like Rain – Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow
  6. Mexicali Blues – Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow
  7. One More Saturday Night – Bob Weir
  8. Cassidy – Bob Weir, John Perry Barlow

 

In March 1976.

In March 1976, “Round” label released the debut, self-titled Kingfish album. It was recorded 1975-1976, and was produced by Dan Healy and Bob Weir.

Personnel:

  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Matthew Kelly– guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass, vocals
  • Robby Hoddinott – lead guitar, slide guitar
  • Chris Herold – drums, percussion
  • Steve Evans – bass
  • Barry Flast – piano, vocals
  • Pablo Green – percussion
  • Anna Rizzo – vocals
  • Jim Sanchez – drums
  • D. Sharp – string symphonizer
  • Production assistants – Richard Hundgren, Dean Layman
  • Arrangement – Kingfish
  • Recording – Dan Healy, Kingfish
  • Engineer – Rob Taylor
  • Mastering – George Horn
  • Cover painting – Philip Garris
  • Trident logo – James A. Nelson III
  • Photography – Bob Marks

Track listing:

  1. Lazy Lightnin’- John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir
  2. Supplication – John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir
  3. Wild Northland – Tom Hovey, Dave Torbert
  4. Asia Minor – John Carter, Tim Gilbert, Tom Hovey, Scott Quigley
  5. Home to Dixie – John Perry Barlow, John Cutler, Matt Kelly, Bob Weir
  6. Jump for Joy – John Carter, Tim Gilbert
  7. Good-Bye Yer Honor – Tom Hovey, Matt Kelly, Dave Torbert
  8. Big Iron – Marty Robbins
  9. This Time – Matt Kelly, Dave Torbert
  10. Hypnotize – Matt Kelly, Dave Torbert
  11. Bye and Bye – , arr. John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir

In March 1972.

In March 1972, “Columbia” label released “Powerglide”, the second New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Stephen Barncard. The cover artwork was by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse.

Personnel:

  • John Dawson– acoustic and electric rhythm guitars, vocals
  • David Nelson– lead guitar, vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass, vocals, electric rhythm and acoustic guitar, piano, lead vocals
  • Buddy Cage– pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion, broom, whistle, whoopee
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Jerry Garcia– banjo; piano
  • Billy Kreutzmann– percussion
  • Peoples chorus – Nelson, McDuke, Buddy, Judy, Steve
  • Riderettes – our boys in drag
  • Engineer – John Fiore
  • Second engineer – George Beauregard
  • Mastering – Bob McCloud
  • Inside artwork – Lore Shoberg

Track listing:

  1. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) – Joe Maphis, Max Fidler, Rose Lee Maphis
  2. Rainbow – John Dawson
  3. California Day – Dave Torbert
  4. Sweet Lovin’ One – John Dawson
  5. Lochinvar – John Dawson
  6. I Don’t Need No Doctor – Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Jo Armstead
  7. Contract – Dave Torbert
  8. Runnin’ Back to You – John Dawson
  9. Hello Mary Lou – Gene Pitney, Cayet Mangiaracina
  10. Duncan and Brady – trad., arranged John Koerner
  11. Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis

 

On November 1, 1970.

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On November 1, 1970, “Warner Bros Records” released “American Beauty”, the sixth Grateful Dead album. It was recorded August – September 1970, at the “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Grateful Dead and Steve Barncard. In 2003, “American Beauty” was ranked number 258 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia– guitar, pedal steel, piano, vocals
  • Phil Lesh– bass, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan)– harmonica, vocals
  • Mickey Hart– percussion
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums
  • Robert Hunter– songwriter
  • Dave Torbert– bass
  • David Nelson– electric guitar
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Howard Wales– organ; piano
  • Ned Lagin– pianoRolling Stone”
  • Artwork: Kelley/MouseStudios
  • Rear photo: George Conger

Track listing:

All compositions by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, except where noted

  1. Box of Rain – Phil Lesh,  Robert Hunter
  2. Friend of the Devil – Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Robert Hunter
  3. Sugar Magnolia – Bob Weir, Robert Hunter
  4. Operator – Ron McKernan
  5. Candyman
  6. Ripple
  7. Brokedown Palace
  8. Till the Morning Comes
  9. Attics of My Life
  10. Truckin’ – Jerry Garcia,Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Robert Hunter