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On April 2, 1981.

On April 2, 1981, “Grunt” label released “Modern Times”, the 6th Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, steel drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion, marimba, synthesizer
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano, synthesizer, organ
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, synthesizer , Moog
  • Mickey Thomas– lead vocals
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Ron Nevison, Michael Clink– engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Murphy / Rod Dyer, Inc. – design, art direction
  • Ryoko Ishioka – cover concept
  • Monica Clemans – cover model
  • Leon LeCash – photography

Track listing:

  1. Find Your Way Back – Craig Chaquico, Tom Borsdorf
  2. Stranger – Jeannette Sears, Pete Sears
  3. Wild Eyes (Angel) – Paul Kantner
  4. Save Your Love – J. Sears
  5. Modern Times – Paul Kantner, Mickey Thomas
  6. Mary – J. Sears, Craig Chaquico
  7. Free – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico
  8. Allen – J. Sears
  9. Stairway To Cleveland (We Do What We Want) – Paul Kantner, Paul Warren

 

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In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Grunt” label released “Dragon Fly”, the debut Jefferson Starship album (credited to Grace Slick, Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship). It was recorded in July 1974, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Craig Chaquico, Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Pete Sears and John Barbata.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg– keyboards, vocals, piano, organ, bass
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, harpsichord, organ
  • John Barbata– drums, percussion
  • Marty Balin– lead vocals
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Steve Mantoani – engineer
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant
  • Acy Lehman, Frank Mulvey – art directors
  • Peter Lloyd – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Ride the Tiger – Byong Yu, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  2. That’s for Sure – Jerry Gallup
  3. Be Young You – Grace Slick
  4. Caroline – Marty Balin
  5. Devil’s Den – Grace Slick
  6. Come to Life – Robert Hunter
  7. All Fly Away – Tom Pacheco
  8. Hyperactive – Grace Slick

 

In September 1972.

In September 1972, Warner Bros label released “Rolling Thunder”, the first Mickey Hart solo album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Mickey’s Barn” in Marin County, California.The cover art was created by Alton Kelly and Stanley Mouse’s Kelly/Mouse Studios.

Personnel:

  • Mickey Hart– drums, percussion, field drum, timpani
  • John Cipollina– guitar
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Tower of Power– horn section
  • Stephen Stills– bass
  • Carmelo Garcia – timbales, congas
  • Mike and Nancy Hinton – marimba
  • Alla Rakha– rain
  • Sam Andrew, Robbie Stokes – guitar
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano
  • Steven Schuster – flute
  • Zakir Hussain – rain, table
  • Jerry Garcia – guitar, insect fear
  • Grace Slick– piano, vocals
  • Greg Errico– drums
  • Barry Melton– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Paul Kantner– vocals
  • Barry Melton – guitar
  • Robbie Stokes – guitar, bass
  • David Freiberg – bass, piano, viola, vocals, water pump
  • Terry Haggerty – guitar
  • Bill Champlin– organ
  • Phil Lesh – bass
  • Dan Healy, Rick Davis, John Wollman, David Freiberg, Mickey Hart– engineers
  • Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, David Freiberg, Dan Healy, Stephen Stills– mixdown
  • Rock Scully– direction
  • Ed Thrasher– art direction
  • Ron Rakow, Bruce Baxter – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rolling Thunder/Shoshone Invocation” (Rolling Thunder)
  2. The Main Ten (Playing in the Band) – Mickey Hart, Bon Weir, Hunter
  3. Fletcher Carnaby – Mickey Hart, Hunter
  4. The Chase (Progress) – Mickey Hart
  5. Blind John – J. Stetson, Peter Monk
  6. Young Man – Mickey Hart, Peter Monk
  7. Deep, Wide and Frequent – Mickey Hart
  8. Pump Song – Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter
  9. Granma’s Cookies – Mickey Hart
  10. Hangin’ On – Stetson, Peter Monk; arranged by Mickey Hart

 

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Capitol” label released “Just for Love”, the fourth Quicksilver Messenger Service album. It was recorded May – June 1970, and was produced by John Palladino.

Personnel:

  • Dino Valenti– guitar, vocals, flute, conga
  • Gary Duncan– guitar, vocals, bass, maracas, wood block
  • John Cipollina– steel, slide and electric guitars, vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, piano
  • David Freiberg– bass, vocals, guitar
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Just for Love (Part 1) – Farrow
  2. Cobra – John Cipollina
  3. The Hat – Farrow
  4. Freeway Flyer – Farrow
  5. Gone Again – Farrow
  6. Fresh Air – Farrow
  7. Just for Love (Part 2) – Farrow
  8. Wolf Run (Part 2) – Farrow

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Grunt” label released “Spitfire”, the third Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in March 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Cox, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Craig Chaquico, David Freiberg, Pete Sears and John Barbata.  The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– lead and backing vocals, piano, art direction
  • Marty Balin– lead and backing vocals, art direction
  • Paul Kantner– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, art direction
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, backing vocals, art direction
  • David Freiberg– keyboards, lead and backing vocals, ARP synthesizer, bass, art direction
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, Mellotron, keyboards, organ, Moog, art direction
  • John Barbata– drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals, art direction
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion, congas
  • Dave Roberts– string and horn arrangements
  • Steven Schuster– saxophone
  • Larry Cox – engineer
  • Steve Malcolm – assistant to the engineer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Cassandra Gaviola– dragon princess
  • Paul Dowell – amp consultant
  • John Langdon – label art
  • Tim Bryant/Gribbit – album design,art direction
  • Ron Slenzak– cover photography
  • Shusei Nagaoka– illustration
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan

Track listing:

  1. Cruisin – Charles Hickox
  2. Dance with the Dragon – Paul Kantner,Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Craig Chaquico
  3. Hot Water – Grace Slick, Pete Sears
  4. Charles – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jesse Barish, Craig Chaquico, Thunderhawk
  5. Song to the Sun: Part I: Ozymandias / Part II: Don’t Let It Rain – Paul Kantner,China Wing,  Craig Chaquico, John Barbata, David Freiberg, Pete Sears, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. With Your Love – Marty Balin, Joey Covington,Vic Smith
  7. Switchblade – Grace Slick
  8. Big City – John Barbata, Joel Scott Hill,Chris Ethridge
  9. Love Lovely Love – Jesse Barish

 

In May 1968.

In May 1968, “Capitol” label released the debut, self-titled Quicksilver Messenger Service studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Nick Gravenites, Harvey Brooks and Pete Welding.el:

Personnel:

  • John Cipollina- lead uitar
  • Gary Duncan- guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg- bass guitar, vocals, viola
  • Greg Elmore- drums

Track listing:

  1. Pride of Man – Hamilton Camp
  2. Light Your Windows – Gary Duncan,David Freiberg
  3. Dino’s Song– Dino Valenti
  4. Gold and Silver – Gary Duncan, Steve Schuster
  5. It’s Been Too Long – Ron Polte
  6. The Fool” – Gary Duncan, David Freiberg

 

 

In December 1970.

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In December 1970, “Capitol” label released “What About Me”, the fifth Quicksilver Messenger Service album. It was recorded May – June 1970, and was produced by John Palladino. “What About Me” the last album to feature pianist Nicky Hopkins.

Personnel:

  • Dino Valenti– lead vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Gary Duncan– guitar, backing vocals, bass, percussion, organ
  • John Cipollina– guitar, percussion
  • David Freiberg– bass, backing vocals, lead vocal, guitar
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Mark Naftalin- piano
  • Martin Fierro- tenor and alto saxes, flute
  • Frank Morin – tenor sax
  • Pat O’Hara -trombone
  • Jose Rico Reyes -conga, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ron Taormina -baritone and soprano saxes

Track listing:

  1. What About Me – Jesse Oris Farrow
  2. Local Color – John Cipollina
  3. Baby Baby – Jesse Oris Farrow
  4. Won’t Kill Me – David Freiberg
  5. Long Haired Lady – Jesse Oris Farrow
  6. Subway – Gary Duncan, Jesse Oris Farrow
  7. Spindrifter – Nicky Hopkins
  8. Good Old Rock and Roll – Jesse Oris Farrow
  9. All in My Mind – Gary Duncan, Jesse Oris Farrow
  10. Call on Me – Jesse Oris Farrow