Papa John Creach – Filthy! 1972 - Rhythm & Blues / Soul Blues (vinyl)
Papa John Creach – Filthy! 1972 - Rhythm & Blues / Soul Blues
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Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # *31
Creach was born at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He began playing violin in Chicago bars when his family moved there in 1935. Later, he joined a local cabaret band called the Chocolate Music Bars, and toured the Midwest with them. Moving to Los Angeles in 1945, he played in the Chi Chi Club, worked on an ocean liner, appeared in several films, and performed as a duo with Nina Russell.
In 1967, Creach met and befriended drummer Joey Covington. When Covington joined the Jefferson Airplane in 1970, he introduced Creach to them, and they invited him to join Hot Tuna. Though regarded as a session musician, he remained with the band for four years, before leaving in 1974 to join Jefferson Starshipand record on their first album, Dragon Fly. Creach toured with Jefferson Starship and played on the band's hit album Red Octopus in 1975. Around 1976, Creach left to pursue a solo career. Despite this, he was a guest musician on the spring 1978 Jefferson Starship tour.
A year later, Creach renewed his working relationship with Covington as a member of the San Francisco All-Stars, as well as with Covington's Airplane predecessor, Spencer Dryden, as a member of The Dinosaurs. He also continued occasional guest appearances with Hot Tuna, and was on stage at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1988 when Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna reunited with Paul Kantner and Grace Slick for the first time since Jefferson Airplane disbanded.
In 1992, he became one of the original members of Jefferson Starship - The Next Generation and performed with them until he succumbed to congestive heart failure on February 22, 1994. A heart condition had been causing bouts of pneumonia from continual fluid build-up in his lungs. He was 76.
Jefferson Starship performed a benefit concert to raise money for his family after his death, and released tracks from their performances as the album Deep Space/Virgin Sky.
|A2||No More Country Girls|
|A3||Don't Tell It To No One|
|A5||Walking The Tou-Tou|
|B1||Everybody Wants My Good Thing|
|B3||Give Me An Hour In Your Garden (And I'll Show You How To Plant A Rose)|
|B4||Time Out For Sex|
|B5||Up In The All|