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Relevant Releases:

My Labors

Other Releases:

with Animal Mind:

Don't Feed The Animals
Kill My Brain
(There are more)

Local Links:

Gravenites-Cipollina Band
Thunder & Lightning

Off-site Links:

Nick Gravenites which has releases by Nick, Gravenites-Cipollina, & Electric Flag for download
Nick Gravenites page at Bay Area Bands

My Labors (and More)

Acadia CD front

1.Killing My Love5:095:19
2.Gypsy Good Time4:354:30
3.Holy Moly 3:523:55
4.Moon Tune 9:048:55
5.My Labors 2:532:55
6.Throw Your Dog A Bone2:582:57
7.As Good As You've Been To This World2:372:41
8.Wintry Countryside13:1713:12
9.It Takes Time 4:154:14CD only
10.Blues on a Westside6:4015:32CD only
11.It's About Time6:557:02CD only

The three extra tracks are from Mike Bloomfield's "Live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West".

Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocalsAll
Mike Bloomfieldlead guitar1 - 4, 8 - 11
Mark Naftalinpiano1 - 4, 8 - 11
Ira Kaminorgan1 - 4, 8 - 11
John Kahnbass1 - 4, 8 - 11
Bob Jones
drums1 - 4, 8 - 11
Dino Andino
conga1 - 4, 8 - 11
Noel Jewkes
tenor sax1 - 4, 8 - 11
Gerald Oshita
baritone sax1 - 4, 8 - 11
Snooky Flowers
baritone sax1 - 4, 8 - 11
John Wilmeth
trumpet1 - 4, 8 - 11
"Anonymous friends"
inc. Quicksilver Messenger Service
5 - 7

Tracks 1-4, 8-11 recorded live at Bill Graham's Fillmore West, San Francisco, January & February 1969

Recording and Remixing Engineer of Studio Sessions - Jerry Hockman.
Recording Engineer of Live Sessions - David Diller. Remixing Engineer of Live Sessions - Larry Keyes.

Live album cover design by Ron Coro. Live album cover photo by Jim Marshall.
Album Cover Designed by Daily Planet
Photography by Peter Amft
Illustration by Don Wilson
This re-issue art remix by Pete Tytler
Original LP sleeves - Courtesy of Andrew Lauder Archive
Mastering for this CD by John Dent at Loud Mastering, Taunton, Somerset

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
ColumbiaCS 9899 USLP1969
Acadia ACA 8010UKCD2002as "My Labors & More",
3 extra tracks


LP Version

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Side 1
1.Junkyard in Malibu4:51
2.Bye Bye4:01
3.I'm a Bluesman3:48
4.Dekalb Blues3:12
5.Blues Back Off4:52
Side 2
1.Who's Out There3:16
2.Down in the Bottom3:07
3.I'm A Dancing Fool2:51
4.The Sister Song3:43
5.My Party3:26

Nick Gravenitesguitar, vocals
Pete Searsbass, piano, organ
Joey Covingtondrums
Huey Lewisharmonica
Greg Douglassslide guitar
Willy Toastrhythm/slide guitar
John Cipollinarhythm guitar
Roger Troybass
Marsha Huntvocals
Diane Hurshvocals

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Line LLP 5039WGLP1980


CD Version

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1.Junkyard in Malibu
2.Bye Bye
3.I'm a Bluesman
4.Dekalb Blues
5.Blues Back Off
6.Who's Out There
7.Down in the Bottom
8.I'm A Dancing Fool
9.The Sister Song
10.My Party
12.Nobody's Fault But Mine
13.Rattlecan Man
14.Hollywood Woman

Sixties Chicago/San Francisco blues man , Nick Gravenites was a member of The Electric Flag and Big Brother & The Holding Company. Gravenites' compositions have been recorded by Paul Butterfield, Janis Joplin, the Electric Flag, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Brother & the Holding Company, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Jimmy Witherspoon, David Crosby, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tracy Nelson, Blue Gravy, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Buchanan, Pure Prairie League, and others. He's also made quite a name for himself as a producer, working on albums by Otis Rush, James Cotton, Michael Bloomfield, Janis Joplin and others.

Nick GravenitesLead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Pete SearsBass, Piano, Organ
Joey CovingtonDrums
Huey LewisHarmonica
Greg DouglassSlide Guitar
Willy ToastRhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
John CipollinaRhythm Guitar
Roger TroyBass, Vocals
Marsha HuntVocals
Diane HurshVocals

Produced by Nick Gravenites
Recorded by Paul Stubblebine and Nancy Evans at Sonoma Recorders
Front Cover by Mouse
Back Photo by Diane Gravenites
Design and layout by Imaginists
Redesigned for CD by Dean Sciarra for
Digitally Remastered by Dean Sciarra

Release History
LabelCat NoCountryFormatDateNotes
Renaissance RecordsRMED248USCD2009

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Last updated: 13-Jan-2010