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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Grunt”, “RCA” labels released “Sunfighter”, album by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick.

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, booklet libretto
  • Jack Traylor – vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • Bill Laudner – vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums
  • David Crosby– vocals, tambourine
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar
  • Graham Nash– ARP synthesizer
  • Chris Wing – drums
  • Pat Gleeson – moog, piano
  • John Vierra – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Peter Kaukonen– guitar, mandolin
  • Shelley Silverman, Joey Covington– drums
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers (Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Tramaine Davis Hawkins, Elaine Kelley, Norma J. King, Barbara Gill, Ruth Wyons, Daphne Henderson, Shirley Miller, Eddie Bayers) – vocals
  • Steven Schuster – flute, saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Tower of Power(Greg Adams, Mic Gillette) – horns
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice the Miracle Man), Phill Sawyer – engineer
  • Acy Lehman – cover, assistant on libretto booklet
  • Heavy Water Lights (Mary Ann Mayer, Joan Chase) – lights inside
  • Gary Blackman – assistant on libretto booklet

Track listing:

  1. Silver Spoon – Grace Slick
  2. Diana – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  3. Sunfighter – Paul Kantner
  4. Titanic -Phill Sawyer
  5. Look at the Wood – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  7. Million – Paul Kantner
  8. China – Grace Slick
  9. Earth Mother – Jack Taylor
  10. Diana 2 – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  11. Universal Copernican Mumbles – Pat Gleeson, John Vierra, Paul Kantner
  12. Holding Together – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner

 

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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 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 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 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 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

On July 20, 1972.

Long John Silver

On July 20, 1972, “Grunt” label released “Long John Silver”, the seventh Jefferson Airplane studio album. It was recorded March – May 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jefferson Airplane.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • John (Goatee) Barbata– drums, tambourine
  • Joey Covington– drums
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Jefferson Airplane – arrangements
  • Pat “Maurice the Magnificent” Ieraci – production coordinator
  • Don Gooch – engineer
  • Steve Barncard – special thanks
  • Pacific Eye & Ear – album concept, album design
  • Bob Tanenbaum, Propella Rotini – illustrations
  • Bruce Kinch – photography
  • Borris – weed. AKA Mike Trudnich
  • Recorded at the Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco

Track listing:

  1. Long John Silver – Grace Slick
  2. Aerie (Gang of Eagles) – Grace Slick
  3. Twilight Double Leader – Paul Kantner
  4. Milk Train – Grace Slick
  5. The Son of Jesus – Paul Kantner
  6. Easter? – Grace Slick
  7. Trial by Fire – Jorma Kaukonen
  8. Alexander the Medium – Paul Kantner
  9. Eat Starch Mom – Grace Slick