Cipollina, Gravenites & Freiberg

Studio Rehearsals, January 12, 1969

Studio Rehearsals, January 12, 1969

1.The Moon Song >3:49
2.Holy Moly10:08
3.Work Me Lord >7:02
4.Minor Instrumental with echo10:03
5.noodling/echo effects, David & John talking/noodling >2:03
6.Too Far, noodling/jam >1:33
7.Too Far4:56
8.Too Far >
9.Instrumental (similar to Too Far) >
Instrumental (faster shuffle/boogie type jam)
10.Slow Instrumental (similar to Too Far)6:43
12.Noodling/echo effects2:35

SBD > ? > CD > EAC > CD

"Very interesting studio session - Excellent sound quality. Enjoy!"

John Cipollina
Nick Gravenites
David Freiberg

John Cipollina's home studio, Mill Valley, CA, January 12, 1969

A different version, from the same original source, re-tracked by Tom Shyman

1.//Moon Tune3:31
2.Holy Moly - tuning0:15
3.Holy Moly// - song and jam10:12
4.Work Me Lord7:02
6.Unknown Nick Blues // song9:58
7.Nick's Talk//0:15
8.//tune-up & talking1:14
9.Too Far - take 11:26
10.Too Far - take 25:00
11.Too Far - take 35:15
12.Too Far - working on the riffs & jamming6:45
13.unknown boogie0:27
14.unknown boogie - take 22:16
15.Too Far - working on the riffs & jamming #26:43
16.Flashing Lonesome3:23
17.Flashing Lonesome - working on the riffs2:38

Lineage : Cipollina's SBD > ? > CDR (obtained in trade in 2002)
> EAC > WAV > CD WAVE (re-tracking) > FLAC + checksum by Tom Shyman (Feb. 2010)

You may have got my earlier posts of other Gravenites & Cipollina private recordings from 1969 and 1970. The ones I received from the "generous provider" However, here be the one that got away, as it wasn't of included in "generous provider's" stash I received. It came into circulation (be it very limited) quite a few years before. However, the chances are very likely that it's also from that same person.
I figure since I was the 2 or 3rd person to obtain this material (back in 2002), that it would make sense to FLAC my version because it has the lowest CDR gen. out there with a much less chance of errors. It passed EAC at 100% thankfully.
I retracked it because it needed it. The older version (that one you have listed) has tracks begin quite a few seconds before or after the track really starts. Some were worst than others. Also, it had a few wrong titles. "Instrumental" and "Noodling" at end are really takes of "Flashing Lonesome." "Minor Instrumental" is really a Nick G. orginal song, although we don't know what it is. Separting the "Too Far instrumental" from the "boogie" track, etc..
I think this will be the def. version to have for these reasons.
-Nice and clear. Must be from either the master reel or 1st gen.
-Very much the same material of the other Gravenites & Cipollina '69/'70 reels that the "generous provider" offered. However, this one appeared around a few years before. Even though it's quite likely one of his as well, but it hasn't been confirmed.
-Not easy at all to track! There is moments of tuning, dead air, working on structures and talking. I did the best I could with it, and nothing was edited out.
-Track 01 cuts in, but not much is missing
-Track 03 cuts off, but not much is missing
-Track 06 sounds like it could be just standard riffing in the blues, but Nick states at the end that "the reason I came over here is I wanted hear the words to the first time I did it over here." and "...think we did tape it"
-Another reel in circulation of these type of recordings that opens with takes of "Flashing Lonesome" That reel is also from 1969, but it's exact date is unknown. My guess is that is it could be a continuation of this session

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