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In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Capitol” label released “Shady Grove”, the second Quicksilver Messenger Service studio album. It was recorded July – September 199, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Pacific High Recorders” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Palladino.

Personnel:

  • John Cipollina– vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, organ, celeste, harpsichord, cello
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, guitar, viola
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion
  • Dan Healy, Bob Shumaker, Dave Brown, Mike Leary – engineer
  • Dan Healy, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Snarly Grumble – mixing
  • John Palladino – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Shady Grove – O. Wands
  2. Flute Song – Denise Jewkes
  3. Three or Four Feet from Home – John Cipollina
  4. Too Far – David Freiberg
  5. Holy Moly – Nick Gravenites
  6. Joseph’s Coat – John Cipollina, Nick Gravenites
  7. Flashing Lonesome – David Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
  8. Words Can’t Say – David Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
  9. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder – Nicky Hopkins
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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

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Kama Sutra” label released “Shake off the Demon”, the fourth Brewer & Shipley album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley.

Personnel:

  • Mike Brewer– vocals, guitars, piano, mouth harp, percussion
  • Tom Shipley– vocals, guitars, bass, banjo
  • Mark Naftalin– piano, organ, vibes
  • John Kahn– bass
  • John Cipollina– electric and slide electric guitars
  • Spencer Dryden, “Little John” Harteman III, Glen Walters– drums
  • Jose “Chepito” Areas– congas, bongos, timbales
  • David LaFlamme– electric violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley except where noted.

  1. Shake Off the Demon
  2. Merciful Love
  3. Message from the Mission (Hold On)
  4. One by One
  5. When Everybody Comes Home
  6. Working On the Well
  7. Rock Me On the Water – Jackson Browne
  8. Natural Child
  9. Back to the Farm
  10. Sweet Love

 

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Columbia” label released “Be a Brother”, the third Big Brother and the Holding Company studio album, the first one after Janis Joplin’s departure. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Nick Gravenites.

Personnel:

  • Nick Gravenites- lead and backing vocals
  • Sam Andrew- guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • David Schallock – guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Albin – guitar
  • James Gurley- bass, guitar
  • David Getz – drums, piano

Track listing:

  1. Keep On – Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, David Getz, James Gurley, David Schallock
  2. Joseph’s Coat – Nick Gravenites, John Cipollina
  3. Home on the Strange – Peter Albin, Sam Andrew
  4. Someday – Sam Andrew
  5. Heartache People – Nick Gravenites
  6. Sunshine Baby – Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, David Getz, James Gurley, David Shallock
  7. Natural – Sam Andrew
  8. Funkie Jim – Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, David Getz, James Gurley, David Shallock, Nick Gravenites
  9. I’ll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle – Nick Gravenites
  10. Be a Brother – Nick Gravenites

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 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