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Andy Kirby, Terry Dolan, John Cipollina

With John Cipollina:
Unreleased Warner Bros LP
Terry Dolan
Terry Dolan's Acoustic Rangers
Without John Cipollina:

Still A Pirate


Terry & The Pirates page at this site
Terry Dolan
Terry & The Pirates page at Bay Area Bands
Dark Star #19 article at Bay Area Bands
Terry Dolan page at Shore Fire Media
What Musicians Whom Worked With Terry Dolan Have to Say
See What Your Love Can Do - The Terry Dolan Story

Unreleased Warner Bros LP

Here is something from my vault... the tape box for a copy of side one of Terry Dolan's unreleased Warner Bros album, produced by Nicky Hopkins. The other is a rejection letter from Bell Records found inside this tape box. Nicky left half way though this album, to work with the Stones. Curiously enough one of the songs on that Stones album was called Angie, also the title of one of Terry's songs... coincidence?
- Ron Sanchez

Bell Rejection

Warner LP

Terry Dolan

1.See What Your Love Can Do
4.Inlaws And Outlaws
5.Purple An Blonde...?
6.Burgundy Blues
8.To Be For You
Bonus Tracks:
9.Inlaws And Outlaws (Take 18)
10.See What Your Love (Take 14)
11.Angie (Take 12)
12.Rainbow (Take 2)
13.See What Your Love (Take 12)
14.Inlaws And Outlaws (Takes 16/18 Edit)

High Moon Records to Release One of San Francisco's Best Kept Musical Secrets, Terry Dolan's Unreleased 1972 Warner Bros. Album on November 25th

Unreleased, 1972 Warner Brothers album. Part mellifluous singer-songwriter album; part scorching template/unrivaled progenitor for a sound that has come to be known as "jam band." The musicians on this phenomenal album seem to have been cherry-picked from a rock and roll fan's dreams: Nicky Hopkins (legendary for his piano work with The Rolling Stones) plays some of the most fiery work of his career. Guitarists John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) and Greg Douglas (Country Weather, Steve Miller Band) contribute all shades of electric guitar, from sweet, sustained melodies, to epic, dueling solos. Bassist Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band) plays funky and tastefully on the album's first side. The drums are played alternately by Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane) and Prairie Prince (future Tubes). Side two features Pete Sears (Rod Stewart) on bass and a post-Santana, pre-Journey Neal Schon on electric guitar. Terry Dolan's songs are instantly memorable, from out-and-out rocking to beautiful ballads. His voice manages to be strong and supple at the same time. Backing him on half of the tracks are The Pointer Sisters (a year before their own debut album), adding layers of gorgeous, gospel-inspired harmonies. This record is going to blow a lot of minds. David Fricke, Senior Writer of Rolling Stone, upon hearing the unreleased Terry Dolan album for the first time, said: "The Terry Dolan record is a historic gem - incredible that Warner Bros. left it on the vine."

Terry Dolanguitar, vocals
Greg Douglassguitar
John Cipollinaguitar
Lonnie TurnerbassSide 1
Pete SearsbassSide 2
Spencer Drydendrums
Prairie Princedrums
Neal SchonguitarSide 2
Nicky Hopkinspiano
The Pointer Sistersbacking vocals

Release History
LabelCat. No.CountryFormatDate
High Moon RecordsCD25/11/2016

Terry Dolan's Acoustic Rangers

Front cover of TDAR Back cover of TDAR

Artwork from Sawdust/Line CD: Booklet, Pages 1 & 8, Booklet, Page 3, Booklet, Pages 4 & 5, Booklet, Pages 6 & 7, Back

1.Nite Hawkin' The Dawn2:50
2.Rhythm Rider 4:20
3.Lost Cargo 4:40
4.Tree Moon & Tide 3:05
5.So Hard To Be Soft 5:40
6.Borrow Love and Go 5:42
7.Waters of Life 2:27
8.Playin' To Win 3:07
9.The First Kiss 3:20
10.Corrina Corrina 3:45
11.Wish I Was Your River5:34

Track titles above are as listed in the CD booklet. The CD label shows track 1 as "Nite Hawkin'", track 5 as "Hard To Be Soft", track 7 as "Water of Life", and track 11 as "River (Wish I Was Yer)".

All tracks written by Terry Dolan, except
"Tree Moon & Tide (Douglass - Dolan),
"Borrow Love & Go" Original lyrics by Huddie Ledbetter, additional arrangements and lyrics by Terry Dolan
"Playin' To Win" (Dolan - Hayes)

Terry DolanVocals
Rhythm Guitar
12 String Guitar
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12
1, 6, 8, 9
2, 3
5, 12
Greg DouglassGuitar
Bottle Neck Guitar
All guitars
1 2 3 4 7 9 10
5 6
5 6
John CipollinaSlide Guitar
Guitar Solo

David HayesBass
Lead Guitar
Backing Vocals
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
3, 4


Produced by David Hayes
Engineered by Karl Derfler, except Tom Yates on "Playin To Win"
Cover photos by Phil Bray
Recorded & mixed at Hiatus Productions, San Francisco, except
"So Hard To Be Soft" originally recorded at C.S.S. Studios in San Francisco in 1978-79?. Bass and guitar parts recorded at Hiatus Production, S.F., August 1987
"Wish I Was Your River" recorded live November 1979 at Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio, CA.

TD's true thanks:
Dan Freeway, Davy Hayes, Karl Derfler, Uwe & Hans
Also: Alan Burton & Kate Hayes
Tom Yates, John Cipollina & Greg Douglass

Release History
LabelCat. No.CountryFormatDate
Sawdust Records/Line MusicW. GermanyCD1987

Still A Pirate

Front cover of SAP

1.I'm With You(Mickey Jupp)
2.St. David I'm Dreaming
4.Clear Water (With My Boots On)(TD and Randy Forrester)
5.Sister Sister
6.See What Your Love Can Do
7.Althea(Greg Douglass)
8.True Medicine
9.If Love Could Talk(Kevin Hurley and Slick Aguilar)
10.Vain River(TD and Randy Forrester)
11.Still A Pirate(TD and Randy Forrester)

All songs Written by Terry Dolan except where noted.

Terry DolanVocals
Randy ForresterKeyboards, Vocals
Greg DouglassGuitar
Mark "Slick" AguilarGuitar
Aidan MullenGuitar
Evan PalmerstonBass
David HayesBass, Bk Ground Vocals
Donny BaldwinDrum
Pete SearsAccordian
Joel JaffeePedal Steel
Ed EarleyTrombone, Bk Ground Vocals
Terry HanckSaxophone
Dave StoneSaxophone
Tom PooleTrumpet
Johnny GunnBk Ground Vocals
Vala CuppBk Ground Vocals

Release History
LabelCat. No.CountryFormatDate

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