CIPOLLINA, GRAVENITES & MURRAY




Rehearsals, 9 September 1970
Unplugged Rehearsal Mill Valley, CA, September 1970


Rehearsals, 9 September 1970



Tracks
1.instrumental1:19
2.instrumental, w whistling1:09
3.Not Every Angel3:26
4.instrumental1:43
5.Keeping The Lid On11:28
6."D F C G"0:10
7.instrumental1:22
8.instrumental w some chat1:08
9.instrumental > chat "it's a tradition" > instrumental1:58
10.instrumental ?On The Road Again2:40
11.tuning0:30
12.Cruel World, or I Wonder If I'll Ever See That Girl Again?5:32
13.instrumental > "not gonna catch this tune now it's..." > instrumental7:56
14.Blue Road #18:16
15.instrumental > "it was nicer in b flat" > instrumental1:58
16.Blue Road #22:40
17.Terry & The Pirates In The Mountain Stronghold5:21
18.chat, laughter, tuning0:35
19.instrumental9:33
Total68:53


3.Not Every Angel

I don't want to work no more
I don't want to support a war
if I have to give up my life
want to give it for something more
not every angel lives in heaven
not every angel rides a bike
not every angel plays on a diamond
not every angel's in love with life

I don't want to work no more
I don't want to support a war
if I have to give up my life
want to give it for something more
not every angel lives in heaven
not every angel rides a bike
not every angel plays on a diamond
not every angel's in love with life

I don't want to work no more
I don't want to support a war
if I have to give up my life
want to give it for something more
5.Keeping The Lid On

[wordless humming]
just keeping it all hid
covering up what's inside oh
and always keeping on the lid
living what you got to hide
oh keeping it all inside
trying to be steady
and keep your number in the book
showing up on the git? with your clothes on
yeah always being quick
knowing there's a left side
to your right side
yes always coming down
being high
someone's always qualifying qualifying yeah
keeping the lid on
yes you'd bury your friends one by one
yes and the grim reaper marches to the sea
it's the only thing in your mind
trying to make your life ring
yeah
keeping the lid on
keeping the lid on
12.Cruel World

met her she was walking on crutches
hobbling through the snow
and I was playing folk guitar in the window
wearing gloves y'know it was so very cold
I wonder
if I'll ever see that girl again
where?
when?
it's a cruel world

think back now
searching mind
find a touchstone
that green bar she plays
you love to call home
and I wonder
ever see that face/place again
where?
when?
it's a cruel world
yes, a cruel world

when I met her she was walking
oh on crutches through the snow
and I was playing folk guitar in the window
y'know know I was wearing gloves it was so cold
and I wonder
if I'll ever see that girl again
where?
when?
it's a cruel world
14.Blue Road #1

living on a blue blue road
living on a blue blue road
trying to find some place to stay
trying to make it straight all the way
trying to make all my dreams come true
never seems to come out that way
on a blue blue road
[wordless humming]

living on a blue blue road
living on a blue blue road
look around me what do I see
everybody's so happy
tried to make it by myself
but you know I need some help yeah yeah
blue road

need some help now mama
need some help I say
need some help ? ? ?
trying not to throw it all away
trying not to throw it all away

living on a blue blue road
living on a blue blue road
living on a blue road
trying to make friends with everyone
seems they all want to have some fun
can't get myself together enough
you know these people play rough
on a blue road
a blue road
a blue blue road
know I need some help baby
need some help I say
got to have my help now baby
trying to keep from throwing it all
throwing it all away
["try to get that change john"]
trying to keep from throwng it all
throwing it all away
away away
oh need some help mama
need some help I say
know I need some help mama
keep from throwing it all away
know I need some help mama
I need some help I say
need some help mama
trying to keep from throwing it all away
on a blue road
on a blue road
on a blue blue road
I'm on a blue blue blue road
everybody I know's got it going
something I'm only showing
if I could get myself together
gonna get off this dumb old work farm
on a blue road
oh blue road
know I need some help mama
I need some help I say
know I need some help mama
trying to keep from throwing it all away
on a blue blue road
a blue blue road
living on that blue road
and the way seems dark at night
on a blue road
blue road
on a blue road
blue road
blue road
blue road
blue road
blue road
blue road
blue road
16.Blue Road #2

trying to keep from throwng it all away
living on a blue road

need some help now darling
need some help I say
need some help my darling darling
trying to keep from throwing it all away
living on a blue road
living on a blue road
a blue road

living on a blue blue blue road
trying to live like somebody else
won't get you any place you want to be
trying to live like a king, hell
trying to let me be
a blue road

need some help my honey
need some help I say
need some help my darlin
trying to keep from throwing it all away
trying to keep from throwing it all away
17.Terry & The Pirates In The Mountain Stronghold

[wordless humming]
Terry & The Pirates in the mountain stronghold
Terry's got a uniform and he's bold
hangs around with some slant-eyed friends
taking them around to their opium den
Terry & The Pirates in the mountain stronghold
it's high up there and it's mighty cold
I'll just draw in this old fur hat
make love baby on the polar bear mat
Terry & The Pirates in the mountain stronghold
got a uniform & he's acting bold
hanging around with his slant-eyed friends
sliding in on the opium den
he's making money flying vietnam
making money flying vietnam
50c for every five pounds of ?
Terry & The Pirates in the mountain stronghold
got a uniform on he's acting bold I say
hanging around with his slant-eyed friends
living high in the opium den
travelling down the mekong river
feeling funny got a quiver in the gut
slanty little eyes sneaking out of the dark
been looking for days but there's nowhere to park
Terry & The Pirates in the mountain stronghold
got a uniform on & he's acting bold
hanging around, in an opium den

?
got a pretty chick on his arm
she's no girl from a country farm
she knows about the left, she knows about the right
she knows how to do the things that's right
she's got a weird bandanna tied around her head
she's got a little boot knife that'll kill you dead
got an afghan coat with a turquoise belt
that girl ? needs no help

Terry & The Pirates in the mountain stronghold I say
got a uniform on he's acting bad today
acting bad today



Single Disc (19) 68:55, no track titles
#368 from Cipollina's collection (CPMC)
MSR > Teac X-300R 1/4 R2R playback > unknown model HHB CDRW/0 > unknown drive extraction (Easy CD-DA Extractor) > tracking (CD Wave) > CD/1 (Easy CD Creator) > Plexwriter PX-W4824A extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave v1.6) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > level 8 FLAC encoding (Flac Frontend v.1.7.1 etree edition). EAC > FLAC by jjoops
Notes:
  • Very interesting material!
  • Cipollina's reels are believed to be masters, though it is possible that they aren't and that there are additional (reel) gens here.
  • Terrific sound quality, though could probably use a volume boost here and there. There is a tick @ 0:25 of track 07. I basically decided to leave this stuff "as is" and let others with more time, inclination and skill do what they want down the line.
  • Many thanks to the generous provider of this great stuff!


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitar
Nick GravenitesGuitar, Vocals
Jim Murray Bass



Unplugged Rehearsal Mill Valley, CA, September 1970

front cover

front cover

front cover



Tracks
1.Instrumental
2.Instrumental
3.Angel
4.Instrumental Intro
5.Keepin' All Inside, Keepin' Live On
6.Instrumental Intro
7.Dear Sweety
8.Talking And Tuning
9.Talking And Tuning
10.On The Road Again Instrumental
11.Tuning
12.Cruel World
13.Talks, Tuning And Playing
14.Livin' In A Blue World Take 1
15.Instrumental
16.Livin' In A Blue World Take 2
17.Terry And The Pirates In A Mount Strong Hole
18.Talks
19.Instrumental Blues
Total


Personnel
John Cipollina Guitars, Vocals
Nick GravenitesGuitars, Vocals
Jim Murray Bass



JC Home

Last updated: 6-Nov-2016