1972. “Casting Pearls”. Mill Valley Bunch. Blues.



1972. “Hol­ly­wood Blues” Mill Val­ley Bunch, Cast­ing Pearls. Pete Sears, Piano.

1972. “Last Call” & “Set­tle It In The Bed­room Baby”. Mill Val­ley Bunch, Cast­ing Pearls.

1st song “Last Call”, Mark Naf­tal­in, Piano. 2nd song “Set­tle It In The Bed­room Baby”, Pete Sears, Piano.


1972. This is some­thing I’ve want­ed to clear up for a very long time. I was the piano play­er on “Hol­ly­wood Blues” as well as “Set­tle it in the Bed­room Baby”, and “You Can’t Hurt Me No More”, the Nick Graven­ites tracks on the blues album “Mill Val­ley Bunch” Cast­ing Pearls. My very good friend and won­der­ful piano play­er Mark Naf­tal­in played piano on “Last Call”. The tracks were record­ed at Gold­en State Recorders in San Fran­cis­co. I thought I’d clear this up as there has been much con­fu­sion and con­flict­ing cred­its since the orig­i­nal record­ing came out using “Doe” for every­one’s last name. This was done for legal rea­sons. I have played on many albums in my long career and this is one of those record­ings where I don’t give a hoot about mak­ing mon­ey (of which there was­n’t much), but like most musi­cians I like to give and get cred­it where cred­it is due. I am proud to have been a part of this won­der­ful album which includ­ed Michael Bloom­field and oth­er blues greats. Nick Graven­ites is still a close per­son­al friend of mine…his reg­u­lar “Blue Gravy” key­boardist at the time played Ham­mond B3 while I played the piano. I lat­er played bass and key­boards on Nick­’s “Blue Star” album, and did many shows with him…I even toured Greece with him once.
Glad I got that off my chest

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