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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

San Francisco Sessions, 1969

update: changed title 20160319

San Francisco Sessions Series

Moving through the Garciaverse, I pick up lots of pieces that are more degrees of separation out from Jerry than I can ever have real occasion to write-up, except purely on grounds of the shedding necessary to free up scarce cognitive resources. Thus was born my series San Francisco Sessions, which will run through 1972, I think.

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I just posted some random gatherings from SF (mostly studio) sessions, 1967-1968, mostly involving people who cross the Garciaverse in some way or who just interest me (e.g., QMS).

More of the same, 1969, with some half-baked effort to put in bold the names of folks with whom Garcia shared a stage.

A few fun ones, for me:
  • I love that the Mule and the Bloomfielders did a radio commercial for Country Club Malt Liquor. I am sure that stuff went down smooth.
  • A Howard Wales sighting! Ever the obscurity, even the union doesn't know his address.
  • I notice Richard Greene and Kahn working a Brewer & Shipley session together on December 1st - I am not sure I knew that Greene had crossed into the Kahn-o-verse in this way.
  • Question: is James Cooke of the Steve Miller sessions a.k.a. Curley Cooke, or is that someone different?
Anyway, please do leave name corrections, random thoughts, hoots and jeers in comments.

January 3, 1969 Pacific Hi Recording Studios, 60 Brady Street, SF
Sylvester Stuart (Sly Stone [leader], Rose Stewart, Fred Stewart, Larry Graham, Cynthia Robinson, Gregg [sic] Errico, Jerrye G. Martini)
Epic Records
121430

January 16, 1969 Pacific Studios, San Mateo, CA (TV or radio commercial – Country Club Malt Liquor)
Michael Melford, Michael Bloomfield, Ira Kamin, Mark Naftalin, Bob Jones, John Kahn
Talent & Residuals, Inc.
121324, 122956

January 17-18-19-20, 1969 Pacific High Studios, 60 Brady Street, SF - afternoons
Country Joe and the Fish (Joe McDonald, David Cohen, Barry Melton, Jack Casady, Gary Hirsch)
Vanguard Records
121407

January 17-18-19-20, 1969 Fillmore West, SF (live) - evenings
Country Joe and the Fish (Joe McDonald, David Cohen, Barry Melton, Jack Casady, Gary Hirsch)
Vanguard Records
121345

January 31, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Hashal (?) Wright, Noel Jewkes, John Wilmeth, Gerald Oshita
Columbia Records
121646

February 1, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Noel Jewkis, John Wilmeth, Gerald Oshita
Columbia Records
121657

February 2, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Noel Jewkis, John Wilmeth, Gerald Oshita
Columbia Records
121709

February 6, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Noel Jewkis, John Wilmeth, Gerald Oshita, Cornelius Flowers, Hoshal Wright
Columbia Records
121733

February 7, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Noel Jewkis, John Wilmeth, Gerald Oshita, Cornelius Flowers, Hoshal Wright
Columbia Records
121744

February 8, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Noel Jewkis, John Wilmeth, Gerald Oshita, Cornelius Flowers
Columbia Records
121720

February 9, 1969 Fillmore West, SF 6 PM
Michael Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites, James Cotton, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, John Kahn, Bob Jones, Hoshal Wright
Columbia Records
121755

March 5, 1969 Golden State Recording Studio, SF
Nick Gravenites (leader), Elliot Mazer, David Freiberg, John Cipollina, Greg Elmore, Noel Jewkis, Michael Bloomfield, Ira Kamin, Reihol Andino, Denise Jewkes, Diane Hursh, Mary Gannon, Marla Hunt
Columbia Records
122002

March 6, 1969 Golden State Recording Studio, SF
Nick Gravenites (leader), Elliot Mazer, David Freiberg, John Cipollina, Greg Elmore, Denise Jewkes, Diane Hursh, Mary Gannon, Marla Hunt
Columbia Records
122020

March 7, 1969 Golden State Recording Studio, SF
Nick Gravenites (leader), Elliot Mazer, David Freiberg, John Cipollina, Greg Elmore, Denise Jewkes, Diane Hursh, Mary Gannon, Marla Hunt
Columbia Records
122012

ca. March 10-11-12, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street (film)
“Medium Cool” (John Kahn [38 Francis Avenue, Larkspur], Fred Olsen, Sam Stern, Gerald Masao Oshita, Mark Doubleday, Noel Keith Jewkes, Paul Butterfield, Reinol Isaac Andino, Nick Gravenites, Ira Kamin, Michael Bloomfield, Bob Jones)
Captain Records
121103, 121119, 121132, 121144, 121159, 121209

March 28, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Martyn Buchwald [leader], Spencer Dryden, Jorma Kaukonen [not 122419 or 122428], John Casady, Paul Kantner [122419 and 122428 only], Grace Slick [122428 only])
RCA Records
122356, 122407, 122419, 122428

March 31, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Martyn Buchwald, John Casady)
RCA Records
122232

April 1, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden)
RCA Records
122522, 122533

April 2, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Grace Slick, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, Jorma Kaukonen)
RCA Records
122241, 122251

April 7, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Martyn Buchwald, Spencer Dryden, Jorma Kaukonen, John Casady, Grace Slick)
RCA Records
122437, 122445

April 8, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], John Casady, Spencer Dryden)
RCA Records
122300, 122312

April 9, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF (122321 says Hollywood, both say 2-5 PM)
Jefferson Airplane (Spencer Dryden [leader], Paul Kantner)
RCA Records
122321, 122330

April 10, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Spencer Dryden [leader], John Casady)
RCA Records
122338, 122347

April 11, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (John Casady)
RCA Records
122504, 122512

April 14, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Spencer Dryden, John Casady)
RCA Records
122216, 122223

April 16, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], Spencer Dryden, John Casady)
RCA Records
122210

April 17, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Paul Kantner, Spencer Dryden, John Casady)
RCA Records
122541

April 22, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner [leader], John Casady, Jorma Kaukonen)
RCA Records
122455

April 23, 1969 Wally Heider’s Studios, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen [leader], Paul Kantner, John Casady)
RCA Records
122522

May 16, 1969 Golden State Studio, SF
Michael Bloomfield It’s Not Killing Me (MB [leader], John Kahn, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson, Bob Jones)
Columbia Records
122852

May 16, 1969 Golden Gate Studio, SF
Michael Bloomfield It’s Not Killing Me (MB [leader], John Kahn, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson, Bob Jones, Michael Melford)
Columbia Records
122829

May 19, 1969 Golden State Recorders, SF
Michael Bloomfield It’s Not Killing Me (MB [leader], John Kahn, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson, Bob Jones)
Columbia Records
122829

May, 20, 1969 Golden State Recording Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield It’s Not Killing Me (MB [leader], John Kahn, Mark Naftalin, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson, Bob Jones, Michael Melford, R. Roy Ruby)
Columbia Records
123308

May 21, 1969 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Shades of Joy (Martin Fierro [leader], Eddie Lee Charlton, Jymm Young, Edward Adams, Jackson King)
Mercury Records
122709

May 22, 1969 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Amigos de Musica (Martin Fierro [leader], Henry Angeli, Doug Sahm, Frank Morin, Harvey Kagen, August Meyer, John Perez)
Mercury Records
122722

May 27, 1969 Wally Heider Studios, SF
Michael Bloomfield It’s Not Killing Me (John Kahn [leader], Mark Doubleday, Noel Jewkes, Gerald Oshita, Richard Santi, Ron Stallings, Ira Kamin)
Columbia Records
122750

May 27, 1969 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick [leader], Paul Kantner, Spencer Dryden, Jorma Kaukonen, JerryGarcia)
RCA Records
124236

May 29, 1969 Wally Heider’s, SF
Jefferson Airplane (Spencer Dryden [leader], Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen)
RCA Records
123631

June 4-5, 1969 Pacific High Recording Studio, SF
Barry Melton (leader), Mark Kapner, Edward Bogas, Gregory Dewey, Douglas Metzler
Vanguard Records
123451

June 5, 1969 Committee Theater, 836 Montgomery, SF (radio commercial)
Merl Saunders (leader), Manty Ellis, Andrew Fischer
DBWMLG Productions
124334

June 13, 1969 Pacific High Recording, 60 Brady Street
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124106

June 14, 1969 Pacific High Recording, 60 Brady Street
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124114

June 15, 1969 Pacific High Recording, 60 Brady Street
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124123

July 11, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124131

July 12, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124139

July 13, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124147

July 14, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124156

July 15, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
124204

July 22, 1969 Pacific Recorders, 1737 El Camino Real, San Mateo
Sylvester Stewart [leader], Rose Stewart, Frederick Stewart, Larry Graham, Gregory V. Errico
Scepter Records
123219

July 22, 1969 Pacific High Recording, 60 Brady Street, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123728

July 23, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123736

July 24, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123748

July 25, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123757

July 26, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123805

August 6, 1969 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Barry Melton (leader), Mark Kapner, Gregory Dewey, Douglas Metzler, Joe McDonald
Vanguard Records
123049

August 11, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Sam Lay [leader], Michael Bloomfield, Jack Walroth, Mark Naftalin, John Kahn, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson
Nick Gravenites
123129

August 12, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Sam Lay [leader], Michael Bloomfield, Jack Walroth, Mark Naftalin, John Kahn, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson
Nick Gravenites
123138

August 13, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Sam Lay [leader], Michael Bloomfield, Jack Walroth, Mark Naftalin, John Kahn, Ira Kamin, Fred Olson, Bob Jones, Mark Dorinson
Nick Gravenites
123138

August 18-22, 1969 Pacific Recording, 1737 El Camino South, San Mateo
Les Brown, Jr. (LB [leader], Wayne Erwin, Michael Clark, Howard Wales [“address unknown”], Stephen Miller, Donald Smith, James Alaimo, Jan Errico)
IMC Productions
123109

August 23-24, 1969 Wally Heider Studios, SF
Andy Kulberg (leader), Richard Greene, Don Kretmar, Elliott Randall, Billy Williams
A&M Records
125600

September 2, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123812

September 3, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123820

September 4, 1969 Wally Heider Recording, SF
QMS (John Cipollina [leader], Greg Elmore, David Freiberg)
Capitol Records
123840

September 15, 1969 Wally Heider Studios, SF
Andy Kulberg (leader), Richard Greene, Don Kretmar, Elliott Randall, Billy Williams
A&M Records
125255

September 16, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
125102

September 17, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
125110

September 18, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
125117

September 21, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
125125

September 22, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
125134

September 23, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett)
RCA Records
125142

September 24, 1969 New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA
Jorma & Jack (John Casady [leader], Jorma Kaukonen, Will Scarlett, Benson Kaukonen)
RCA Records
125153

October 2, 1969 Coast Recorders, 829 Folsom, SF
“Trakstod” (Martin Fierro [arranger])
Mercury Records
124627

October 8, 1969 KQED Studios, 525 4th Street, SF (TV)
“Guitar! Guitar!” (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady)
KQED-Bay Area Educational Television Association
125323

October 9, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Michael Bloomfield [leader], Bob Jones, John Kahn, Mark Naftalin, Mike Brewer, Tom Shipley)
Buddha Records
130542

October 13, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Bob Jones [leader], John Kahn)
Buddha Records
130556

October 16, 1969 Coast Recorders, 829 Folsom, SF
“Trakstod” (Martin Fierro [leader], Frank Morin, Patrick O’Hare, Mel Martin, Bill Atwood)
Mercury Records
124934

October 16, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Mark Naftalin [leader], John Kahn, Bob Jones, Fred Olson)
Buddha Records
130620

October 24, 1969 Coast Recorders, 829 Folsom, SF
“Joyce Dunn” (Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
124636

October 29, 1969 Coast Recorders, 829 Folsom, SF
“Joyce Dunn” (Ronald Taormina [leader], Patrick O’Hara, Bill Atwood, Martin Fierro, Frank Morin)
Mercury Records
124950

November 10, 1969 Mercury Sound Studios West, 1340 Mission, SF
Sir Douglas Quintet (Frank Morin [leader], Doug Sahm, August E. Meyer, John Perez, Harvey Kagan, Hewlett Crist, Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
124847

November 24, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Bob Jones [leader], Michael Bloomfield, Robert Huberman, Fred Olson, Mike Brewer, Tom Shipley)
Buddha Records
130609

November 28, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Fred Olson [leader] Bob Jones, John Kahn, Mike Brewer, Tom Shipley, Ira Kamin)
Buddha Records
130630

December 1, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (John Kahn [leader], Mike Bloomfield, Jack Walroth, Bob Jones, Richard Greene, Mike Brewer, Tom Shipley)
Buddha Records
130646

December 2, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Mike Brewer [leader], John Kahn, Bob Jones, Fred Olson, Tom Shipley)
Buddha Records
130657

December 3, 1969 Golden State Recorders, 665 Harrison Street, SF
Brewer & Shipley (Tom Shipley [leader], Mike Brewer, Richard Greene)
Buddha Records
130711

December 10, 1969 Wally Heider Studios, SF
Steve Miller (SM [leader], Tim Davis, James P. Cooke)
Capitol Records
124749

13 comments:

  1. Interesting stuff! A few questions:

    - Garcia on the 'Eskimo Blue Day' session is quite a find. I don't suppose the paperwork lists his instrument or the session duration, or if things like that weren't included on union contracts?
    - Assuming you mean to continue this into the '70s, are you including other Garcia sessions? I notice no CSNY here, for instance.
    - Within the context of this paperwork, what does "leader" mean? I notice that some bands (Airplane, Brewer & Shipley) rotate the "leader" spot between different members, and others (QMS, Hot Tuna) don't.

    I was wondering if the 10/8/69 Jorma/Jack TV appearance was known about - and lo and behold, this appears to be some of it on youtube, "from the KQED produced NET broadcast "Folk Guitar" hosted by Laura Weber" -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ0onxQIY_w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77-vQJtbFas

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    1. Sometimes this stuff does list instrument and so forth, but not here. Garcia's address is given as 710 Ashbury, which wouldn't have been true for a year or something like that. Interestingly, to me, none of the Jeffersons is listed at Fulton Street.

      The 5/27/69 session is listed 7-10 pm, and EBD is the only tune listed. The papers show a master number, which one presumes references tape in the RCA Vaults.

      Right about the leader rotations. Some bands rotate, some do not, more or less as you identified. I tried to be accurate with that stuff, though this project has involved frequent copying and pasting and, since this isn't straight up the fairway of my own interests, the occasional sloppy elision.

      I have a bunch of other Garcia stuff. These postings are supposed to be non-Garcia, but 5/27/69 had evaded my attention until this exercise. I don't think there are any 1969 CSNY contracts in the San Francisco paperwork, none that I found. I think they were in LA, which would be archived down there (local 47, maybe, can't recall), not at AFM local 6 in SF. For sure by 1970, there is evidence of PERRO type sessions at Heider's involving Jeffersons, Deads, and CSNs.

      I have all the Garcia stuff in my own Garcia data, but it might be fun, as you suggested in another thread, to pull it out and lay it out this way. It gives a different perspective.

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    2. So CSNY union contracts would be archived in LA... They recorded much of Deja Vu in Wally Heider's in San Francisco (for instance, Garcia recorded his 'Teach Your Children' track there on 10/24/69).

      Record-company paperwork (RCA, Atlantic & so forth) could be much more revealing about these sessions, but I suppose those are a lot harder to access.

      Looks like we still don't know just when Garcia recorded 'The Farm,' unless it was at the 5/27/69 session.

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    3. By the way....aside from Garcia, there is a Dead-sized hole in these listings. Were they union members, and if so were their session contracts archived?
      I seem to remember somewhere you covered the dates of Garcia's union membership, but couldn't find where...

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    4. I have intentionally *not* included the GD and Garcia stuff in these lists. These are the peripheral listings. The core ones are in amongst my data.

      That said, you are right that there is a Dead-sized hole in the union archives. I found literally nothing for GD sessions before 1974, I believe, and it's generally really spotty until they get on board with Arista. I would guess the union archives shed information on ca. 10% of the Dead's known, record-company-funded studio work.

      One thing to keep in mind is that once they had in-house operations (record company, Club Front), it made it easier to do studio work without having to file the papers. If you rented Heider's or His Master's Wheels, or if you were working for Arista, that made paperwork more likely. That doesn't explain why various WB sessions (such as Workingman's and American Beauty at Heider's in 1970) are missing, of course, but it might have been part of it.

      Where did it all go? I don't know. Some of it surely never existed. (money money money money.) Maybe some Deadhead collector went and stole it, or maybe it was destroyed in a flood, I dunno. But it's not there. And that's really unfortunate.

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    5. "So CSNY union contracts would be archived in LA... They recorded much of Deja Vu in Wally Heider's in San Francisco (for instance, Garcia recorded his 'Teach Your Children' track there on 10/24/69).

      I looked for this, could not find it. Now, note that it should have been in SF, even if it was recorded in LA. That's the nature of the 'F' in the American Federation of Musicians structure. If Garcia went to LA, that union (I think that's local no. 47) would have had to send the paperwork back to local no. 6 and it would get the pension money in its coffers. But, again, I looked for the 10/24/69 Teach Your Children session and came up empty.

      "Record-company paperwork (RCA, Atlantic & so forth) could be much more revealing about these sessions, but I suppose those are a lot harder to access."

      Oh yeah. If you look at Tamarkin's Got A Revolution, it seems clear to me that he was inside RCA's session logs, and didn't have to rely on less reliable sources, like the union.

      "Looks like we still don't know just when Garcia recorded 'The Farm,' unless it was at the 5/27/69 session.

      I have looked for this stuff, but I don't think I have found it, no. Some mixing work on "The Farm" is among these 1969 listings I have posted, sometime in April, but I'd have to go back to see which session. I understood Garcia's steel track to have been overdubbed, and he is not listed on the April session for the song, and so I have always figured that, despite looking for it, the date he did that work is lost.

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  2. Volunteers sessions, JA:

    3/28/69: Moon Eyes, Spencer's Country Song, Grace's Song #1
    3/31/69: Paul's Tune
    4/1/69: Jorma's Tune
    4/2/69: Paul's Tune
    4/7/69: Paul's Tune
    4/8/69: Paul's Tune
    4/9/69: Paul's Tune
    4/10/69: Paul's Tune
    4/11/69: Paul's Tune
    4/14/69: Wooden Ships (tracking)
    4/16/69: The Farm, Revolution (presumably became "Volunteers")
    4/17/69: Good Shepherd
    4/22/69: Wooden Ships, J.P.P. McStep
    4/23/69: Good Shepherd

    NB that 4/16/69 "The Farm" I presume Garcia was on the road.

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    1. This is just what's listed on the paperwork. Who knows what they actually did.

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    2. They did Paul's Tune a lot, apparently!
      I suppose that was We Can Be Together....maybe the lyrics weren't written yet.
      It's apparent just from this list that some of the session contracts must have vanished. Nice to have some firm dating....though it would be even nicer to have the equivalent for, say, Aoxomoxoa!

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  3. Fascinating. So much new information.
    A bit off topic, but all this reminds me of a book, "The Beatles Diary" (Badman/Miles), which pretty much says what any Beatle was doing on any given day in the '60s. It's extraordinary and almost creepy to read.

    .hanno

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    1. Yeah, there's a lot of granular detail on those guys, for sure. I could do that book for Garcia, more or less. Heh heh.

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  4. Thank you for all this! I appreciate that the Wales sighting is only a few days before the 8/28/69 Family Dog jam. Les Brown Jr. was the son of Les Brown, the big band leader, and seems to have gotten around the music biz, but I found that in 1969 he was involved in a rock band called Rockin' Foo with many of these same musicians: http://badcatrecords.com/BadCat/ROCKINfoo.htm

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    1. Yeah, I noticed the temporal proximity to the Wales thing at the Dog, cool to have at least one more little point around that one.

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