Essential Listening: The Record Plant ’73 (CD) by Nick Gravenites and Blue Gravy featuring Paul Butterfield

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The Record Plant '73 (CD)

Nick "Gravy" Gravenites the acknowledged link and catylst between the sixties white blues boy scene of Chicago and the burgeoning acid/hippy happenings of San Francisco has a remarkable and imposing CV.

Writing for the Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin's Kosmic Blues Band and the Butterfield Blues Band, he eventually formed the Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield in 1967 and scored the soundtrack to 'The Trip'.Although surviving barely a year, Blue Gravy were a doggedly and persistantly popular attraction in the Bay Area.

This is the only known live recording aired by KSAN-FM from the Record Plant in Saulsalito on the 22nd April 1973 featuring the imposing presence of Paul Butterfield on harmonica. A dazzling and sensational performance.

 1. DeKalb Blues

2. Follow Me Baby

3. As Good As You've Been To This World

4. Left Hand Soul

5. Born In Chicago

6. Country Mechanic

7. Anna

8. Theme From Steelyard Blues (Drive Again)

9. Buried Alive In The Blues

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