the grandmothers

grandmothers (1)
    - feat. jc black, bunk & buzz gardner, denny walley, don preston, jim sherwood, elliott ingber and andy cahan

1981 lp usa rhino records rnsp 302

re-releases
    (1981, lp, ger, line records 6.24636 ap)

jimmy carl black: vocals 1, 8  trumpet 5
bunk gardner: horns 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
buzz gardner: horns 1, 3, 6, 8, 9
andy cahan: drums 1, piano 5
denny walley: guitar 1,8   tambourine 5
tom leavey: bass 1,8
don preston: moog 2, 7, 8, 11
emil richards: percussion 2, 7
eric linderman: piano 2, 7
dave parlato: bass, guitar 2, 7
chris parlato: drums 2, 7
menage a trois = bunk gardner, buzz gardner & john balkin
john balkin:  3, 6, 9
elliot ingber: guitar 4, 10
johnny dyre: harp 4
larry taylor: guitar 4
jim sherwood: sax  5
tjay contrelli: clarinet 5
keith olson: bass drum 5
meatball: drums 8
ira ingber: washboard 10
lil' johnny: guitar 10
richie hayward: drums 10
raw milk = don preston, sandy reiner, christy rundquist & phil davis
sandy reiner: drums 11
christy rundquist: synths 11
phil davis: synths 11

produced by andy cahan

artwork by cal schenkel

  1. '59 chevy (black, gardner)  -  1971 demo, produced by jimmy carl & bunk
  2. sweet fifteen (preston, richards) - written in the early seventies
  3. menage a trois: qualude to chaos and fine (gardner, gardner, balkin) - somewhere '69-'72
  4. a bit blue (ingber) - recorded in the early seventies
  5. motorhead's bumble bee (sherwood)
  6. menage a trois: basement theme downstairs (gardner, gardner, balkin) - somewhere '69-'72
  7. the eye of agamoto (preston) - written in the early seventies
  8. trail of tears (black)
  9. menage a trois: one for the girls (gardner, gardner, balkin) - somewhere '69-'72
  10. we don't feed no livestock here (ingber)  -  recorded in 1971
  11. raw milk: i can't breathe  (preston) - recorded in 1970
  12. the fight out (grandmothers)