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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

San Francisco Sessions, 1967-1968

updated title 20160319

San Francisco Sessions Series
In the course of my research into Jerry Garcia’s musical life outside the Grateful Dead, I have gathered up, well, an awful lot of stuff. Sometimes I can’t resist, especially if I find myself in amongst papers that others might not get around to, but that might contain good information.

The following is just a rough list of some of the union contracts I came across. You’ll see that this is biased toward names that I know from the Side Trips Social Network – that has been my research purpose. But sometimes there’s stuff that’s very peripheral that just catches my eye.

 I am trying not to transcribe too much information, since it’s so peripheral to my interests. I am putting it out here for other researchers who might be interested. The documents of course contain all kinds of other information I am just listing date/venue, artist/project/names, employer, and a six-digit number that will help me find the document in question. If you are curious about a particular document, drop me a line.

update: I have now posted a similar list for 1969.

1967

May 4, 1967 Golden State Recorders, 655 Harrison Street (TV)
Steve Miller (SM, Jim Cooke, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner)
(illegible)
110942

May 12, 1967 KQED Studios, SF (TV - Replay of May 10 program)
BBHC

110231

May 12-13, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium (live)
Jefferson Airplane
RCA Victor
110309

June 28, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium (live)
Steve Miller (SM, Jim Cooke, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner, James Peterman)
Mercury Records
110919

June 29, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium (live)
Steve Miller (SM, Jim Cooke, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner, James Peterman)
Mercury Records
110900

June 30, 1967 Fillmore Auditorium (live)
Steve Miller (SM, Jim Cooke, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner, James Peterman)
Mercury Records
110813

July 7, 1967 KQED Studios, SF (TV)
Country Joe and the Fish
KQED
111717

July 26, 1967 The Cheetah, Santa Monica (live)
Steve Miller (SM, James Cooke, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner, James Peterman)
Pacific Radio – KPFK
111407

July 31, 1967 Golden Gate Park (live)
Mimi Farina
Bay Area Educational Television Association (KQED)
111114

July 31, 1967 Golden Gate Park (live)
Steve Miller (SM, Jim Cooke, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner, James Peterman)
Bay Area Educational Television Association (KQED)
111133

September 18, 1967 unknown location (but see QMS for this date) (live)
Dino Valente
Epic Records
111501

September 18, 1967 New Committee Theater, 836 Montgomery St., SF (live)
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan)
Columbia Record Company
111520

November 8, 1967 Commercial Recorders, 149 Natoma, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Brooks)
Capitol Records
113510

November 10, 1967 Commercial Recorders, 149 Natoma, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Brooks)
Capitol Records
113544

1968

March 18-19, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
James Cotton (JC, Edward Adams, James Patrick Cooke, Raphael Martin Fierro, Larry Wayne Talbert, Jose Emilio Rodriguez
Vanguard
113426

May 7, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Wayne Talbert [leader], Dough Sahm, Mack Rebbenack, Martin Fierro, Joe Rodriguez, Eddie Adams, Bill Atwood, Mel Martin, Lee Charlton)
Mercury Records
120715

May 8, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
“Joyce Dunn” (Dough Sahm [leader], Wayne Talbert, Martin Fierro, Frank Morin, Bill Atwood, Whitney Freeman, Mack Rebbenack)
Mercury Records
120654

May 9, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Wayne Talbert [leader], Martin Fierro, Joe Rodriguez, Eddie Adams, Bill Atwood, Mel Martin, Lee Charlton)
Mercury Records
120654

May 11, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Sir Douglas Quintet “Honky Blues” (Dough Sahm [leader], Hewlett Crist, Frank Morin, George Rains, Whitney Freeman, Martin Fierro, Wayne Talbert, Bill Atwood, Mel Martin)
Mercury Records
120645

May 18, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene, Norman Bellas)
MGM
113624

May 19, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene, Norman Bellas)
MGM
113643

May 21, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113653

May 22, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113702

May 23, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene, Harvey Brooks)
MGM
113715

May 28, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113715

May 29, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113735

June 4, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113806

June 8, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113756

June 10, 1968 Sierra Sound Laboratories, 1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley
Blues Project (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, John Gregory, Richard Greene)
MGM
113747

June 11, 1968 Avalon Ballroom 1:30 pm
Harvey Mandel (HM [leader], Armando Peraza, Frank [Lalo] Varela, Edward F. Hoh, Arthur Stavro)
Mercury Records
120548

June 24, 1968 Commercial Recorders, 149 Natoma Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Wayne Talbert, Mack Rebbenack, Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
120737

June 25, 1968 Commercial Recorders, 149 Natoma Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Wayne Talbert, Mack Rebbenack, Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
120119, 120130

June 27, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Martin Fierro [leader], Bill Atwood, Mike Ropec, Melvyin Martin, Richard T. Washington
Mercury Records
120027, 120309

June 28, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
“Wayne Talbert” (Martin Fierro [leader], Mike Ropec, Mel Martin, Frank Morin, Richard Washington, Wilfred Sache, Lewis Davis, Bennie Harris)
Mercury Records
120042

June 29, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
“Wayne Talbert” (Martin Fierro [leader], Mike Ropec, Bill Atwood, Mel Martin, Frank Morin, Richard Washington)
Mercury Records
115239, 120257

July 1, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Martin Fierro [leader], Wilfred Sache, Melvyn Martin, Mike Ropec, Lewis Link Davis, Frank Morin)
Mercury Records
120620, 120631

July 3, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Martin Fierro [leader], Wilfred Sache, Melvyn Martin, Lewis Link Davis, Alfonso Molino Jr.)
Mercury Records
120017, 120319

July 9, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Wayne Talbert and the Melting Pot (Martin Fierro [leader, address is c/o Brian Rohan], Wilfred Sache, Melvyn Martin, Lewis Link Davis, Alfonso Molino Jr.)
Mercury Records
120058, 120610

July 12, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (Powell St. John [leader], Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
120522

July 15, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (Powell St. John [leader], Martin Fierro, Bob Arthur, John Andrew, George Rains, Mark Naftalin)
Mercury Records
120511

July 16, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (Martin Fierro [leader], L. Link Davis, Bob Salisbury)
Mercury Records
120500

July 17, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Roy Head (Doug Sahm [leader], Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
120340

July 19, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Roy Head (Frank Morin [leader], Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
120359

July 31, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (John Andrews [leader], Link Davis Jr., Martin Fierro, Robert Salisbury, Spenser Perskin)
Mercury Records
114118

August 1 (?), 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Mother Earth (John Andrews, George Rains, Robert Arthur, Mark Naftalin, Link Davis Jr., Frank Morin, Ronald Tourmina, Tracy Nelson [leader], Martin Fierro, Robert Salisbury)
Mercury Records
114100

August 4, 1968 Frost Amphitheater, Palo Alto, CA (live)
Don Ellis (too many other people to list, no names familiar to me)
Columbia Records
114300

August 5, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Mother Earth (John Andrews [leader], George Rains, Robert Arthur, Mark Naftalin, Link Davis Jr., Frank Morin, Ronald Tourmina, Tracy Nelson, Martin Fierro)
Mercury Records
114050

August 8, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (Martin Fierro [leader], James Cooke, Frank Morin, Lewis Link Davis, Ronald Tourmina, Louis Gasca, Spenser Perskin)
Mercury Records
114031

August 9, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (Martin Fierro, Frank Morin [leader], Lewis Link Davis, Ronald Tourmina, Louis Gasca)
Mercury Records
114217

August 14, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Mother Earth (Powell St. John [leader], John Andrews, Terry Anderson, Robert Arthur, Mark Naftalin, Frank Morin, Ronald Tourmina, Martin Fierro, Luis Gasca, Cox [?] Rodriguez)
Mercury Records
114138

August 15, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (Powell St. John [leader], Martin Fierro, Luis Gasca)
Mercury Records
114207

August 16, 1968 Columbus Recorders, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mother Earth (John Andrews [leader], Martin Fierro, Luis Gasca)
Mercury Records
114157

August ??, 1968 Korty Films Inc., Stinson Beach, CA (film “Riverrun”)
Richard Greene (leader), Peter Berg
Korty Films, Inc.
114413

August 27, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
“Junior Parker” (Frank Morin [leader], George Rains, Link Davis, Ron Tourmina, Martin Fierro, Terry Hensley, Henry Angeli Jr., Whitney Freeman, Charles Pritchard, Doug Sahm, Hewlett Cris)
Mercury Records
120843

September 14, 1968 Coast Recorders, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115733

September 16, 1968 Coast Recorders, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115743

September 17, 1968 Coast Recorders, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115752

September 23, 1968 Coast Recorders, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115004

September 24, 1968 Coast Recorders, SF
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
114951

September 26-27-28, 1968 Fillmore West, SF (live)
Al Kooper [leader], Mike Bloomfield, Skip Prokop, John Kahn
Columbia Records
120756

October 5, 1968 Coast Recorders, 960 Bush Street, SF
Amigos de Musica Band (Doug Sahm [leader], Whitney Freeman, Terry Alan Hensley, Ron Taormina, Jose Rodriguez, George Rains, Martin Fierro, Frank Morin)
Mercury Records
120414

October 10-11-12, 1968 Winterland (remote session)
Dino Valente
Epic Records
115900

October 24-25-26, 1968 Fillmore West (live)
Jefferson Airplane
RCA
114750, 114800, 114810

November 4, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Shades of Joy (Martin Fierro [leader], Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Jackie King)
Mercury Records
1145354

November 5, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Shades of Joy (Martin Fierro [leader], Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Jackie King, Jymm Young)
Mercury Records
1145544

November 6, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Shades of Joy (Martin Fierro [leader], Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Jackie King, Jymm Young)
Mercury Records
1145601

November 7, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Mitch Greenhill (Richard Greene [leader], Peter Kleinow)
Mercury Records
114641

November 7, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Shades of Joy (Martin Fierro [leader], Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Jackie King, Jymm Young)
Mercury Records
1145552

November 7, 1968 Fillmore West (live)
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115818

November 8, 1968 Columbus Recording, 916 Kearny Street, SF
Shades of Joy (Martin Fierro [leader], Edward Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Jackie King, Jymm Young)
Mercury Records
1145612

November 8, 1968 Fillmore West (live)
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115843

November 9, 1968 Fillmore West (live)
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115828

November [between ca. 6 and 12], 1968 KQED-TV studios (TV: West Pole II)
It’s a Beautiful Day (David LaFlamme [leader], Mike Holman, Patricia Santos, Linda LaFlamme, Val Fuentes, Harold Wagenet)
Bay Area Educational TV Association
114515

November 10, 1968 Fillmore West (live)
QMS (John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore)
Capitol Records
115807

November 23, 1968 Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, CA
Wayne Ceballos (WC, Kenneth Newell, Larry Martin)
Sire Records
114905

7 comments:

  1. This is great, if you are the sort of person who makes obsessive lists of San Francisco bands and their doings. Since I am pretty much the epitome of that sort of person, I couldn't be more thrilled. For me, it's particularly useful to find out the exact dates when various obscure SF albums were recorded (Shades Of Joy, Planned Obsolescence, and so on).

    There are some intriguing "lost" items--even though I can't stand Dino Valente, it's pretty interesting to see an apparent (based on dates) live performance with Dino and some QMS members at The Committee Theatre (was there a drummer?).

    And a live concert by Steve Miller Band at The Cheetah on July 26 '67, on what I believe was a Monday night, broadcast on KPFK? Should I ever actually get around to updating my Steve Miller lists (don't hold your breath), this would be good stuff.

    Really, this is a great list, for the few dozen people who really worry about this sort of thing.

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  2. As I think you have established with your blogs, one of the nice things is just putting it all out there as Google-bait. It might sit here for years, unread, and someone will Google their wife/uncle/younger self and all kinds of things can shake loose.

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  3. August ??, 1968 Korty Films Inc., Stinson Beach, CA (film “Riverrun”)
    Richard Greene (leader), Peter Berg
    Korty Films, Inc.
    114413

    Cool, Richard Greene in Stinson Beach five years before OAITW was formed. Wonder if Peter Rowan was already living there in '68. Was Grisman? I don't think Garcia was living there till 1971?

    Even cooler is the fact that Jerry's Weymann banjo, known as "John", was sold to Lundberg Fretted Instruments by Peter Berg, an early member of the Redwood Canyon Ramblers, the Bay Area's first bluegrass band.
    Jerry bought it from Jon Lundberg.

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  4. Ansering my own question here-Rowan and Grisman didn't move to Stinson Beach until October 1970. Jerry moved into San Souci in July 1971 so I guess they never played Richard Greene in Stinson Beach in 1968.

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    1. Yes, I was going to say something like that, you beat me to it!

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  5. Answering!
    Garcia bought Sans Souci on May 31, 1971, according to the Marin County, Official Record, Book , APN 195-111-05.

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  6. "Even cooler is the fact that Jerry's Weymann banjo, known as "John", was sold to Lundberg Fretted Instruments by Peter Berg, an early member of the Redwood Canyon Ramblers, the Bay Area's first bluegrass band."

    I've been corrected. Peter Berg owned the non "John" Weymann. It was the Weymann 1926 Style 4 banjo, gold banded arch top. Very sorry.


    Jerry bought it from Jon Lundberg.

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