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Sunday, July 24, 2016

From the Picky Deadhead Department

Nice to see people reading around some old posts. My writing is so tortured, but I do still love some of the ground we have covered together. Thanks for your support.


From the Picky Deadhead Department

I happily bought 7/5/73 (Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive 6: July 5th 1973, Lion's Share [Round Records, JGFRR1009, 2016]), knowing more or less exactly what I was getting. I love the aesthetics, I will give the much-appreciated liner notes a good, close read, and the music is well-chosen and sounds nice.

Two complaints.

First, the CDs fit too snugly on the plastic center rings - 2 of 3 cracked when I lifted out the discs. Yes, I am hard on things, but they're too tight.

Second, more delicate, but said with love and admiration for the social compact that has always bound the Dead and its fans, and in the hope that the Garcia's might honor it, too. Here's a little "open letter" for your consideration.

Thanks for the music, Round Records. Now, let's talk about your promise that "every effort was made to prepare this performance for release in a manner that honors the spirit of its creation".

GarciaLive 6 is lovely in many ways, but let's recognize that you have repackaged and sold to tour customers what we already had - copies of Rob Eaton's 1996 DAT transcriptions of Betty's master reels. Yet, as the Dead have shown with the smash hit July 1978 box set, arrangements truer to the spirit of things were available, and we might have heard fresh transcriptions from those beautiful master reels.

Please consider, in the future, that your fans support you carrying forward Jerry's musical legacy - which, let's face it, is really the heart of the matter. I will buy the musical product that you put on sale, conditional only on not being ripped off.

I don't think Round has crossed the line -- this isn't Steal Your Face, after all, heh heh --  but it's actually pretty close. When Fantasy resold me the same July 10-11, 1973 Keystone material for the fourth time -- vinyl, cassette, CDs, CD boxset -- I confess to having felt a little burned, a case where the Saunders folks advertised wrinkles as creases [Barlow]. I have only myself to blame, I guess I knew, but it was still pretty unfortunate.

I know you aren't getting rich on any of this. I am happy to pay a fair price for a fair product. If that means I pay a little more because the miraculous market demands a little price for those original reels, from my perspective, so be it. I am no audiophile, but I appreciate the beautiful sound of beautiful music, well -recorded and optimally-preserved and -presented.


Thanks, overall, for good product. Again, I love the look, feel, sound, substantiveness of the Round Records releases. I remain a loyal customer. Let's take it to the next level of openness and respect. Use the jazz model for dating - I want every information on every fragment. Don't use a picture of 11/26/77 in a release of 3/22/78 without making a note of it. Tell us about the tape diameter (e.g., 10"), stock (e.g., Scotch ?207?), the speed at which it was recorded (e.g., 15 ips), the record deck (e.g., Betty's Nagra, serial number SL11183), etc. Include it all, make it correct, please & thank you.

Looking forward to 11/8/76, and to more to come.

Sincerely Yours,

JGMF

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UCSB '78

Corry has a post on the GD / Warren Zevon / Elvin Bishop / Wahkoo gig at UCSB on July 4, 1978.

I have two followups, a tape beg and a tangential piece of metadata.

First, does anyone have a copy of the Elvin Bishop set, with Jerry sitting in? Apparently there is an aud tape of it.

Second, at http://www.dead.net/show/june-4-1978 commenter jacksondownunder writes

I caught the soundcheck the day before [i.e., 6/3/78]. As I wandered up to the side gate the band was jamming a long instrumental "Dancin'" riff. They eventually stopped and Bobby & Jerry started playing the melody of an old Harry Belafonte song called "Yellow Bird" on twin slide guitars. (I recognized the tune, having heard it on my parent's records hundreds of times.) Then the band started jamming a riff that at the time I presumed was an instrumental vamp of Feat's "Dixie Chicken" (plausible), which is listed above as Iko (possible), but as it followed another Harry Belafonte song it coulda been "Women Smarter" (probable). The half dozen of us kindred strangers made the mistake of applauding and were chased off.
The writer thinks "Women Smarter" more likely, but I am going to go with Iko Iko, which had entered the Dead's rotation in 1977. That's speculative, caveat emptor.


I don't recall that info being in Deadlists, or if that entered the Deadbase 50 updates, but it should be a bit more firmly on the record than I recall it being.


A list of known soundchecks would be fun to see.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Desolation Row


Man, at like 9:30 of this incredible, late-Mydland era Dead version of Dylan's "Desolation Row"(track 4) Garcia thrusts into a scuba-evoking scream of

Between the windows of the sea
Where lovely mermaids flow
harmonizing behind Weir, who delivers a BOAT-contending version. Outstanding!
Thanks to Joani Walker, Paul Scotton, Charlie Miller for the tunes.

! song: "Desolation Row" http://www.whitegum.com/~acsa/songfile/DESOLATI.HTM

Monday, July 18, 2016

GarciaLive 7: JGB from Sophie's, 11/8/76

Fresh tape.

At dead.net. a commenter says
In today's Relix magazine they interview Donna Jean who found some more tapes in a box in one of the Godchaux houses. It's a Betty board. This is November 8th 1976 at Sophie's in Palo Alto. Band was Jerry, Keith & Donna, John Kahn and Ron Tutt. Comes out August 19th. Not seeing it on www.jerrygarcia.com or amazon as advertised. Songs include 'Ride Mighty High' and 'Mission In The Rain'
http://www.dead.net/store/1970s/daves-picks-volume-19#comment-851376
Very cool - looking forward to it.

Full concerts from the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, 1973-87

Sunday, July 03, 2016

San Francisco Sessions, 1971


I have been processing information from contracts filed at the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local No. 6 in San Francisco.

There is nothing representative about these – I have information on stuff that is a degree or two from Garcia, and a few other random tidbits of idiosyncratic interest to me.

A few points of note, for me.
  • Danny Cox using the Saunders-Kahn-Vitt (and Garcia!) band in July
  • 9/30/71 Garcia and Santana together on a contract
  • More busy Jeffersons
  • Rowan Brothers getting busy second half of ‘71
  • Etc.

January 2, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
PERRO
RCA Records
n/a: PR 2008 Ultimate PERRO
Is It Really Monday; You Just Sit There (Under Anesthesia); Loser (Garcia's Tune); Over Jordan (Wayfaring Stranger); Walkin' in the Mountains

January 3, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
PERRO
RCA Records
n/a: PR 2008 Ultimate PERRO
Mountain Song

January 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Will Scarlett, Sammy Piazza)
RCA Records
142715; 142234
Hoo-Do Woman

January 8, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader], Papa John Creach, Benson Kaukonen)
RCA Records
142655
Old Man; I Thunk

January 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
PERRO (Graham Nash, Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, ???)
??? Records
n/a: Songs for Beginners, GDH #41, PR 2008 Ultimate PERRO collection
Jam Slide; Eep Hour; Dope Deal w/ Piano; Wall Song? (GDH #41 lists this as 11/11/71, but I suspect it's from 1/11). Per PR's 2008 Ultimate PERRO: Eep Hour (Rounds), Slide Jam, Dope Rap w/ Piano, Jorma & Jerry's Jam #2

January 11, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader], Papa John Creach, Allen Silverman, Anna Rizzo, Victor Smith, Gregory Dewey, Richard Sussman, Jack Bonus) + PERRO (Jerry Garcia)
RCA Records
142319; PR 2008 Ultimate PERRO
Old Man (AFM); Is It Really Monday; You Just Sit There (Under Anesthesia); Loser (Garcia's Tune); Over Jordan (Wayfaring Stranger); Walkin' in the Mountains

January 12, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader], Papa John Creach, Carlos Santana, Jim Kelly Bryan, Victor Smith, Gregory Dewey, Jack Bonus)
RCA Records
142325
I Thunk; Joey’s New Tune

January 13, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
PERRO
RCA Records
n/a: ???, PERRO tapes? Via slip?
???

January 14, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader], Papa John Creach, Alan Silverman, Anna Rizzo, Richard Sussman) + PERRO (Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, ???)
RCA Records
142330; PR 2008 Ultimate PERRO, other PERRO tapes?
I Thunk [AFM]; Jam #10 (JG, Jorma, Jack); Per PR's 2008 Ultimate PERRO: Wild Turkey (Leather-Winged Bat); Jorma & Jerry's Jam #1; The Wall Song x2

January 18, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
New Riders of the Purple Sage (John Dawson [leader], David Torbert, David Nelson, Spencer Dryden, Jerry Garcia, Michael [Mickey] Hart)
Columbia Records
141939
I Don't Know You, Watcha Gonna Do, Portland Woman, Henry

January 19, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
New Riders of the Purple Sage (John Dawson [leader], David Torbert, David Nelson, Spencer Dryden, Jerry Garcia, Michael [Mickey] Hart)
Columbia Records
141951
Dirty Business, Duck, Glendale Train, Garden Eden

January 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
New Riders of the Purple Sage (John Dawson [leader], David Torbert, David Nelson, Spencer Dryden, Jerry Garcia)
Columbia Records
142002
All I Ever Wanted, Last Lonely Eagle, Louisiana Lady

January 26, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader], Alan Silverman, Anna Rizzo, Jim Kelly Bryan, Gregory Dewey, Richard Sussman)
RCA Records
142334
Pretty As You Feel

February 8, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Paul Kantner, Jim Kelly Bryan, Jack Bonus)
RCA Records
142243
Wild Turkey

February 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Paul Kantner, Jim Kelly Bryan, Victor Smith, Gregory Dewey, Richard Sussman)
RCA Records
142248
Wild Turkey, Rock & Roll Island

February 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza, Will Scarlett, Allen Silverman, Anna Rizzo, Victor Smith, Gregory Dewey)
RCA Records
142253
Candy Man

February 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza, Will Scarlett, Jack Bonus)
RCA Records
142257
Feel So Bad

February 18, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
142302
Candy Man

February 20, 1971 Matrix, SF
Merl Saunders (leader), Bill Vitt, John White, Edward Lewis, Bill Atwood
KQED-TB, BAETA
142121
½ hr. video session; San Francisco Mix #23 ‘Working’

March 1, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
142426
Jorma’s Song, Paul’s Song, Rock & Roll Island

March 2, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
142453
Feel So Good

March 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
142457
Feel So Good

March 10, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
142430
When the Earth Moves Again

March 11, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
142434
Rock & Roll Island

March 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
142438
Rock & Roll Island

March 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
142438
Rock & Roll Island; When Your Mind Leaves Your Body

March 24, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
142448
3rd Week; War Movie

March 25, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
142457
Jorma’s Tune

March 31, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Micheal Brewer [leader], Thomas Shipley, Mark Naftalin, John Kahn [3 Morelos, Forest Knolls)
Kama-Sutra Records
142046
Sweet Love

March 31, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden)
RCA Records
143123
No Knock

April 1, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Will Scarlett, Sammy Piazza)
RCA Records
143153
Peggy Sue; Feel So Good

April 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143126
No Knock

April 8, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143131
Rock & Roll Island; Feel So Good; No Knock

April 13, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143136
Lawman; European Song

April 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Papa John Creach)
RCA Records
143157
Feel So Good; 3rd Week

April 19, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143142
European Song; The Man

April 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Will Scarlett, Sammy Piazza, Papa John Creach)
RCA Records
143203
Peggy Sue; 3rd Week

April 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143147
European Song; War Movie

April 22, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Papa John Creach)
RCA Records
143210
Rock & Roll Island

May 6, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield, Mark Naftalin (leader), Frank Davis, John Kahn, Jose Retes, Fred Burton
Columbia Records
143936

May 7, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield (leader), Mark Naftalin, John Kahn
Columbia Records
143901
Rag; Jewish Tune; Hit the Road Jack; You Don’t Miss Your Water

May 10, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield (leader), Martin Fierro, James Patrick Cooke, John Kahn, Hart Duncan McNee
Columbia Records
143911

May 11, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield, Mark Naftalin (leader), Frank Davis, John Kahn, John Wilmeth, Hart Duncan McNee, Martin Fierro
Columbia Records
143946

May 12, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield (leader), Mark Naftalin, John Kahn, Frank Davis
Columbia Records
143920

May 24, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Tom Shipley [leader], Mark Naftalin, Glenn Walters, John Kahn, Michael Bloomfield, Micheal Brewer)
Buddah Kama Sutra
142941
Merciful Love; Shake out the Demons; One by One

May 24, 1971
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady)
RCA Records
143501
Rock & Roll Island

May 25, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Tom Shipley [leader], Mark Naftalin, Glenn Walters, John Kahn, Michael Bloomfield, Micheal Brewer)
Buddah Kama Sutra
142941
Merciful Love; Shake out the Demons; One by One

May 26, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Tom Shipley [leader], Mark Naftalin, Glenn Walters, John Kahn, Michael Bloomfield, Micheal Brewer)
Buddah Kama Sutra
142941
Merciful Love; Shake out the Demons; One by One

May 27, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Tom Shipley [leader], Mark Naftalin, Glenn Walters, John Kahn, Michael Bloomfield, Micheal Brewer)
Buddah Kama Sutra
142941
Merciful Love; Shake out the Demons; One by One

May 28, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Tom Shipley [leader], Mark Naftalin, Glenn Walters, John Kahn, Michael Bloomfield, Micheal Brewer)
Buddah Kama Sutra
142941
Merciful Love; Shake out the Demons; One by One

June 1, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady)
RCA Records
143506
When the Earth Moves Again

June 2, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Papa John Creach [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Sammy Piazza)
RCA Records
143529
When the Earth Moves Again

June 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Sammy Piazza [leader])
RCA Records
143612
Been So Long

June 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Papa John Creach [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Sammy Piazza, Jack Casady)
RCA Records
143533
Feel So Good

June 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Papa John Creach, Sammy Piazza)
RCA Records
143511
Candy Man

June 14, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143515
Feel So Good

June 14, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, 829 Folsom Street, SF
Joe Osborn (leader), Larry Knechtel, Paul Simon
Columbia Records
143247
Paranoid Blues

June 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader])
RCA Records
143542
War Movie

June 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Jack Casady, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143519
Feel So Good; Candy Man

June 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143557
Rock & Roll Island

June 18, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143601
Crazy Miranda

June 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Paul Kantner [leader]
RCA Records
143447
???

June 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady)
RCA Records
143547
Feel So Good

June 22, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143524
Feel So Good; Thunk

June 22, 1971
Van Morrison
Warner Brothers
143447
???

June 23, 1971
Van Morrison
Warner Brothers
143447
???

June 24, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Papa John Creach [leader], Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143538
Rock & Roll Island

June 25, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Joey Covington [leader])
RCA Records
143551
Thunk

July 1, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Joey Covington)
RCA Records
143606
When the Earth Moves Again

July 5, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 5, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144616

July 6, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 6, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144616

July 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Mark Naftalin, John Kahn, Spencer Dryden)
Kama-Sutra
144620

July 8, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 8, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Mark Naftalin, John Kahn, Spencer Dryden)
Kama-Sutra
144620

July 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144626

July 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 12, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144559

July 13, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Mark Naftalin, Spencer Dryden, John Kahn)
Kama-Sutra
144609

July 14, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145803
Shine On; Train Song

July 14, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Mark Naftalin)
Kama-Sutra
144234

July 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Mark Naftalin)
Kama-Sutra
144234

July 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145810
Train Song; Red-Neck

July 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Mark Naftalin)
Kama-Sutra
144234

July 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145816
Lady Mine; Ollie Brown

July 19, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145823

July 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145829
Moody Blues; Mojo Gypsy Woman

July 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145836
Ollie Brown; Lady Mine

July 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 22, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145843
Electric Blanket Mama; It’s You

July 23, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF 11-2 and 3-6
Danny Cox (Danny Cox [leader], Merl Saunders, Bill Vitt, John Kahn, Jerry Garcia)
ABC/Dunhill
145853
Poland Day; Lady Mine

July 26, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Merl Saunders [leader], John Kahn)
ABC/Dunhill
145511
Poland Day; Mojo Gypsy Woman

July 27, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 27, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Merl Saunders [leader], Stephen Kupka, Michael Gillette, Emilio Castillo, Steve Mesquite, Gregory Adams)
ABC/Dunhill
145524
Question of Balance

July 27, 1971 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Jamene Miller (Martin Fierro [leader], Ken Balzall, Jackson D. King, Luis Gasca, Thomas Ayres, Eddie Adams, Frank Morin)
United Artists Records
145554
Hardcharger Woman; Music Is Me

July 28, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jerry Garcia
Xxx
n/a

July 28, 1971 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Jamene Miller (Thomas Ayres [leader], Martin Fierro, Ken Balzall, Luis Gasca, Frank Morin, Ivory Smiley)
United Artists Records
145554
Understand; Drag On Mama

July 29, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (leader), Stephen Kupka, Michael Gillette, Emilio Castillo, Steve Mesquite, Gregory Adams, Merl Saunders
ABC/Dunhill
145539
Train Song; Poland Day

August 2, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144243

August 3, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144243

August 4, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Danny Cox (Jose Areas [leader], Merl Saunders, Sio Page, Papa John Creach)
ABC/Dunhill
145152
It’s You; Lectric Blanket Mama; Poland Day

August 4, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144243

August 5, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Cipollina, Chepito Areas)
Kama-Sutra
144323

August 6, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Cipollina, Chepito Areas)
Kama-Sutra
144323

August 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Cipollina, Chepito Areas)
Kama-Sutra
144323

August 19, 1971 Columbia Recording Studios, SF
Bloomfield/Naftalin (Mark Naftalin [leader], Michael Bloomfield, John Kahn
Columbia Records
145419
My Father’s A Jockey

August 30, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Papa John Creach (leader), Robert Douglas Wilson, Sammy Piazza, Clarence H. Olson III, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Michael Lipskin, Jack Bonus
Grunt Records
144921
St. Louis Blues; String Jet Rock

September 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Papa John Creach (leader), Nicholas Buck, Anthony Allen Smith, Bruce Anthony Conte, Douglas Rauch
Grunt Records
144937
Papa John’s Down Home Blues

September 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Jonathan Douglas [leader], David Grisman, Christopher Rowan, Lorin Rowan, William Wolf)
Columbia Records
151140
Mama Don’t You Cry

September 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Papa John Creach (leader), Joey Covington, John Cipollina, Pete Sears, Michael Lipskin
Grunt Records
144947
The Janitor Drives a Cadillac

September 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Christopher Rowan [leader], David Grisman, Lorin Rowan, William Wolf)
Columbia Records
150223, 150229
Mama Don’t You Cry

September 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Kahn, Spencer Dryden)
Kama-Sutra
144252

September 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Papa John Creach (leader), Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Sammy Piazza
Grunt Records
144929
Plunk & Little Funk; Every Time I Hear Her Name

September 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Kahn, Spencer Dryden)
Kama-Sutra
144252

September 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Christopher Rowan [leader], Lorin Rowan)
Columbia Records
150235
Altogether ‘Round the Sun

September 22, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144331

September 23, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144331

September 24, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144331

September 24, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Paul Kantner (leader), Joey Covington
Grunt Records
145011
The Janitor Drives a Cadillac; Plunk a Little Funk

September 28, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Herbie Hancock (leader), Luis Gasca, Charles A. Williams, William H. Hart, David Rubinson, Julian Priester, Edward Jackson Henderson, Bennie Maupin, Robert Wooldridge, Armando Peraza, Benny Velarde
Warner Brothers
144459

September 28, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
John Lee Hooker (leader), Clifford Coulter, Robert Hooker, Stephen A. Miller, Luther Tucker, Ray Stanley MacCarty, Chester Skaggs, John Kahn, Kenneth Swank, Ronald Beck, Charles Cirimeli
ABC/Dunhill Records
144723

September 29, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Lorin Rowan [leader], Chris Rowan, David Grisman, William Wolf)
Columbia Records
150249
Lay Me Down

September 30, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF– NB contract dated 10/21/71 – could this be “10/21/70”?
Papa John Creach (leader), Jerry Garcia, Gregg Rolie, Joey Covington, David Brown, Carlos Santana
Grunt Records
144751
Soul Fever

October 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (William Wolf [leader], Lorin Rowan, Chris Rowan, David Grisman)
Columbia Records
150300
Hickory Day

October 11, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144259

October 12, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144259

October 13, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144259

October 14, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144338

October 14, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (David Grisman [leader], Christopher Rowan, Lorin Rowan)
Columbia Records
150147
Lay Me Down

October 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144338

October 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader])
Kama-Sutra
144338

October 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Thomas Hartman)
Kama-Sutra
144309

October 18, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Thomas Hartman)
Kama-Sutra
144309

October 19, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], John Thomas Hartman)
Kama-Sutra
144309

October 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Robert Simpson)
Kama-Sutra
144346

October 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Lorin Rowan [leader], Chris Rowan)
Columbia Records
150249
Hickory Day

October 22, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (David Grisman [leader], William Wolf)
Columbia Records
150153, 150158
Mama Don’t You Cry

October 23, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Lorin Rowan [leader], David Grisman, William Wolf, Chris Rowan)
Columbia Records
145947
Altogether ‘Round the Sun

October 25, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Robert Simpson)
Kama-Sutra
144346

October 26, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Thomas Shipley, Micheal Brewer [leader], Robert Simpson)
Kama-Sutra
144346

October 29, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (William Wolf [leader], David Grisman)
Columbia Records
150307
Mama Don’t You Cry; Altogether ‘Round the Sun; Best You Can

November 2, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner)
RCA Records
150423
When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves; Look at the Wood; Silver Spoon

November 3, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner)
RCA Records
150428
China; Million; Diana

November 4, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Spencer Dryden, Jorma Kaukonen)
RCA Records
150432
Look at the Wood; Diana (part 2)

November 5, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
150438
Sunfighter

November 6, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Jack Traylor)
RCA Records
150444, 150448
Diana (part 1); Earth Mother

November 7, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Sheldon Silverman)
RCA Records
150455, 150459
Sunfighter; When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves

November 8, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Charles Wing, Joey Covington, Jack Casady, Papa John Creach)
RCA Records
150507
China; Silver Spoon

November 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Joey Covington, Benson Kaukonen)
RCA Records
150514
Sunfighter

November 9, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (David Grisman [leader])
Columbia Records
150204
Untitled

November 10, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Steven Schuster [leader], Gregory Adams, Michael Gillette, Paul Kantner, Phillip Ross Sawyer, Benson Kaukonen, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
150522
Sunfighter; China

November 10, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Christopher Rowan [leader])
Columbia Records
150243
Lay Me Down

November 11, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner)
RCA Records
150527
Diana (part 2)

November 12, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Joey Covington)
RCA Records
150532
Holding Together

November 13, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader])
RCA Records
150537, 150542
Titanic

November 15, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Jack Traylor, Craig Chaquico, Spencer Dryden, Papa John Creach)
RCA Records
150550
Earth Mother

November 16, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner)
RCA Records
150554
Universal Copernican Mumbles

November 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner, Jerry Garcia [NB JG playing with GD at UCLA])
RCA Records
150602
Holding Together

November 18, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Grace Slick and Paul Kantner (Phillip Ross Sawyer [leader], Paul Kantner)
RCA Records
150611
Diana (part 1); Universal Copernican Mumbles; Holding Together

November 19, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
David Crosby/Graham Nash (John Barbata [leader])
Atlantic Records
151111
In A Stranger’s Room

November 20, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
David Crosby/Graham Nash (John Barbata [leader], Chris Ethridge)
Atlantic Records
151216
South Bound Train Going Down; Immigration Man

November 21, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
David Crosby/Graham Nash (John Barbata [leader], Chris Ethridge)
Atlantic Records
151225
South Bound Train Going Down

December 1, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (David Grisman [leader], William Wolf)
Columbia Records
150209
Altogether ‘Round the Sun

December 2, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Richard Greene [leader])
Columbia Records
150641
Altogether ‘Round the Sun

December 3, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (William Wolf [leader], Jonathan Douglas, Christopher Rowan, Lorin Rowan)
Columbia Records
150313
Best You Can

December 13, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (Martin Fierro [leader], Pat O’Hara, Mel Martin, Tom Hall, Ken Balzall)
Columbia Records
150650
Gonna Get Higher

December 14, 1971 Fantasy Records, Tenth & Parker, Berkeley (contract date)
“Fritz the Cat” theatrical motion picture (Merl Saunders [leader], Lee Charlton, Clyde Mel Graves, Cal Tjader, Michael Smithe, Bill Atwood, Tom Poole, Gordon Messick, Stephen Turrey, Pat O’Hara, Ernest Diridoni, Melvyn Martin, Robert Ferrera, James Rothermel, Charles Peterson, Ed Ottenstein, Charles Day)

December 17, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen [leader])
Grunt Records
151014
Let’s Get Together

December 22, 1971 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street
Quintet (Frank Morin [leader], Benny Velarde, Martin Fierro, Ivory Smylie, Ken Balzall)
United Artists Records
150333

December 23, 1971 Wally Heider’s, SF
Rowan Brothers (David Grisman [leader])
Columbia Records
150216
Best You Can; Hickory Day; Altogether ‘Round the Sun