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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 January 1972.

In January 1972, “Spindizzy” label released “1+1”, the second Grin album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Bob Berberich – vocals, drums
  • Bob Gordon – vocals, bass
  • Graham Nash– vocals
  • David Blumberg – orchestration
  • Ed Caraeff – photography
  • Wayne Kimbell – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren.

  1. White Lies
  2. Please Don’t Hide
  3. Slippery Fingers
  4. Moon Tears
  5. End Unkind
  6. Sometimes
  7. Lost a Number
  8. Hi, Hello Home
  9. Just a Poem
  10. Soft Fun

In December 1971.

In December 1971, “MGM” label released “Guilty!” album by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon. It was recorded  July – September, 1971 at “MGM Studios”, “Wally Heider Studios”, “John Phillips Studio” and with the “Far Out Mobile Unit”, and was produced by  Jerry Goldstein and Eric Burdon.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals, design
  • Jimmy Witherspoon – vocals
  • Howard Scott, John Sterling – guitar
  • B. Dickerson, Kim Kesterson – bass
  • Lonnie Jordan, Terry Ryan – piano, organ
  • George Suranovich, Harold Brown – drums
  • Papa Dee Allen – congas
  • Bob Mercereau, Lee Oskar – harmonica
  • Charles Miller – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Huston, George Koch, Richard Moore, Stan Agol – engineers

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been Driftin’ / Once Upon a Time – Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Burdon
  2. Steam Roller – James Taylor
  3. The Laws Must Change – John Mayall
  4. Have Mercy Judge – Chuck Berry
  5. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  6. Soledad – Eric Burdon, John Sterling
  7. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  8. Wicked, Wicked Man – Eric Burdon
  9. Headin’ for Home – Eric Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson
  10. The Time Has Come – Jimmy Witherspoon, Teddy Edwards

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 November 1971.

In November 1971, “United Artists” label released “All Day Music”, the fourth War album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, “Crystal Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Chris Huston and Richard Moore – engineers
  • Bob Gordon – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. All Day Music – Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  2. Get Down – Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  3. That’s What Love Will Do – Milton James, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  4. There Must Be a Reason
  5. Nappy Head (Theme from Ghetto Man)
  6. Slippin’ Into Darkness
  7. Baby Brother

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