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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Grunt” label released the debut, self-titled Papa John Creach  album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Papa John Creach and Mike Lipskin.

Personnel:

  • Papa John Creach– electric violin, vocals, arranger
  • Greg Adams– trumpet
  • Rufus Anderson – guitar
  • Jack Bonus – saxophone
  • Nick Buck – piano
  • Dave Brown, Jack Casady– bass
  • John Cipollina, Bruce Conte – guitar
  • Joey Covington– drums, congas
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Mic Gillette– trombone
  • Bobby Haynes – bass
  • Art Hillery – piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitar
  • Mike Lipskin– organ, piano
  • Stan Monteiro – clarinet
  • Skip Olsen – bass
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Douglas Rauch– bass
  • Gregg Rolie– organ
  • Carlos Santana– guitar
  • Peter Sears– bass
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Tony Smith– drums
  • Bob Wilson – guitar
  • Los Angeles String Section – strings
  • Los Angeles Brass Section – brass
  • Roger Hamilton Spotts – arranger
  • Ken Hopkins – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Peter Granet – engineer
  • Bruce Steinberg – photography
  • Bill Thompson, Acy Lehman – design, concept

Track listing:

  1. The Janitor Drives a Cadillac – Joey Covington
  2. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  3. Papa John’s Down Home Blues – Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts
  4. Plunk a Little Funk – Papa John Creach
  5. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, Y. Harburg
  6. String Jet Rock – Papa John Creach
  7. Danny Boy – traditional
  8. Human Spring – James Reese, Roger Spotts
  9. Soul Fever – Miles Grayson
  10. Every Time I Hear Her Name – Roger Spotts
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In November 1969.

In November 1969, “RCA” label released “Volunteers”, the fifth Jefferson Airplane album. It was recorded in April 1969, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ, recorder
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Marty Balin– vocals, percussion
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Stephen Stills– Hammond organ
  • Jerry Garcia– pedal steel guitar
  • Joey Covington– congas, chair
  • David Crosby– sailboat
  • Ace of Cups– vocals
  • Bill Laudner– lead vocals
  • Rich Schmitt – engineer
  • Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – 16-track
  • Gut – album design, ate PB & J
  • Milton Burke, Jefferson Airplane – album design
  • Jim Marshall – cover photo
  • Jim Smircich – back photo
  • Littie Herbie Greene – PB & J photo

Track listing:

  1. We Can Be Together – Paul Kantner
  2. Good Shepherd – traditional, arr. by Jorma Kaukonen
  3. The Farm – Paul Kantner, Gary Blackman
  4. Hey Frederick – Grace Slick
  5. Turn My Life Down – Jorma Kaukonen
  6. Wooden Ships – David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen Stills
  7. Eskimo Blue Day – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  8. A Song for All Seasons – Spencer Drtden
  9. Meadowlands – Lev Knipper
  10. Volunteers – Marty Balin, Paul Kantner

 

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Grunt” label released “Bark”, the sixth Jefferson Airplane studio album. It was recorded October 1970 – June 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jack Cassidy, Joey Covington, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Grace Slick and Papa John Creach.

Personnel:

  • Jack Casady– bass guitar, bass balalaika
  • Joey Covington– percussion, drums, vocals
  • Paul Kantner– guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Grace Slick– piano, vocals
  • Papa John Creach– violin
  • Bill Laudner – vocal
  • Will Scarlett – harmonia
  • A Train – additional ideas
  • Allen Zentz – engineer
  • Masterful Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – engineer
  • Acy Lehman – package concept and design
  • Grace Slick – portraits
  • Bill Thompson – portrait of Grace
  • Gary Blackman – art direction, bag poem

Track listing:

  1. When the Earth Moves Again – Paul Kantner
  2. Feel So Good – Jorma Kaukonen
  3. Crazy Miranda – Grace Slick
  4. Pretty as You Feel – Joey Covington, Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen
  5. Wild Turkey – Jorma Kaukonen
  6. Law man – Grace Slick
  7. Rock and Roll Island – Paul Kantner
  8. Third Week in the Chelsea – Jorma Kaukonen
  9. Never Argue with a German If You’re Tired or European Song – Grace Slick
  10. Thunk – Joey Covington
  11. War Movie – Paul Kantner

In September 1968.

In September 1968, “RCA Victor” label released “Crown of Creation”, the fourth Jefferson Airplane studio album. It was recorded February – June 1958, at “RCA Victor Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Marty Balin– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, piano, organ, vocals
  • Jack Casady– Yggdrasil bass
  • Charles Cockey – guitar, vocals
  • David Crosby– guitar
  • Tim Davis– congas
  • Bill Goodwin– talking drums
  • Dan Woody – bongos
  • Gene Twombly – sound effects
  • Richie Schmitt – engineer
  • Pat Ieraci – 8-Track
  • Hiro– cover and back photo
  • USAF– bomb photo
  • Van Hamersveld– album design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Lather – Grace Slick
  2. In Time – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin
  3. Triad – David Crosby
  4. Star Track – Jorma Kaukonen
  5. Share a Little Joke – Marty Balin
  6. Chushingura – Spencer Dryden
  7. If You Feel – Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  8. Crown of Creation – Paul Kantner
  9. Ice Cream Phoenix – Jorma Kaukonen, Charles Cockey
  10. Greasy Heart – Grace Slick
  11. The House at Pooneil Corners – Paul Kantner, Marty Balin

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “RCA Victor” label released “First Pull Up, Then Pull Down”, the second Hot Tuna album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Chateau Liberte” in Los Gatos, California, and was produced by Jorma Kaukonen.

Personnel:

  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Jorma Kaukonen– vocals, guitar
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Will Scarlett – harmonica
  • Pat “Maurice” Ieraci – master of the machines
  • Allen Zentz – engineer
  • Margareta Kaukonen – drawings
  • Mike Frankel – interior photograph
  • Jack Casady – pin-up photo

Track listing:

  1. John’s Other – Papa John Creach
  2. Candy Man – rev. Gary Davis
  3. Been So Long – Jorma Kaukonen
  4. Want You to Know – Bo Carter
  5. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning – rev. Gary Davis
  6. Never Happen No More – Blind Blake
  7. Come Back Baby – traditional, arr. by Jorma Kaukonen

 

In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Grunt” label released “America’s Choice”, the fifth Hot Tuna album. It was recorded September-October 1974, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Mallory Earl, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Bob Steeler.

Personnel:

  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitars, vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Bob Steeler – drums, percussion
  • Mallory Earl – engineer
  • Bill Thompson – overseer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Steve Mantoani – recordist
  • Jeffrey Husband – recordist
  • Michael Casady – equipment
  • Frank Mulvey – cover concept
  • Mastered by Rick Collins

Track listing:

All tracks written by Jorma Kaukonen, except where noted.

  1. Sleep Song
  2. Funky #7 – Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen
  3. Walkin’ Blues – Robert Johnson
  4. Invitation
  5. Hit Single #1
  6. Serpent of Dreams
  7. I Don’t Wanna Go
  8. Great Divide: Revisited

In February 1972.

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In February 1972, “Grunt” label released “Burgers”, the third Hot Tuna album. It was recorded November – December 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jorma Kaukonen.

Personnel:

  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitars, lead vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass, vocals, eyebrow
  • Papa John Creach– violin, vocals
  • Sammy Piazza – drums, tympani, other percussion, vocals
  • Nick Buck – organ, piano
  • Richmond Talbott – vocals, slide guitar
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • The Unknown Engineer (Joe Lopes) – recording engineer
  • The Masked Mixer – mixer
  • Betty Cantor – mixer
  • Bruce Steinberg – design, photography
  • Allen Zentz – assistant engineer
  • The Mighty Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. True Religion – Jorma Kaukonen
  2. Highway Song – Jorma kaukonen
  3. 99 Year Blues – Julius Daniels
  4. Sea Child – Jorma Kaukonen
  5. Keep on Truckin’ – Bob Carleton
  6. Water Song – Jorma Kaukonen
  7. Ode for Billy Dean – Jorma Kaukonen
  8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here – Rev. Gary Davies
  9. Sunny day Strut – Jorma Kaukonen