Graphic by Greg Volpert


Mo' Grape - A Tribute to Moby Grape

MP3 files of the songs appearing on this tribute can be downloaded from the link available on this web page - [Just Say Mo']

TRACK LISTING:

1.  Hey Grandma                - Stooed (4:16)
2.  Mr.Blues                   - Mike Fornatale (2:11)
3.  Fall On You                - Mike Fornatale (1:56)
4.  8:05                       - Bill Morse (1:36)
5.  Omaha                      - Last Minute Dream (3:47)
6.  Naked If I Want To         - Mingus Monk (1:23)
7.  Ain't No Use               - Mike Fornatale (1:37)
8.  Sitting By The Window      - Chris Turner (3:17)
9.  Lazy Me                    - Mike Fornatale (1:52)
10. Indifference               - Mike Fornatale (5:01)
11. I Am Not Willing           - Truly Fine Citizens (3:44)
12. Queen Of The Crow          - World For Ransom (3:04)
13. Ain't That A Shame         - On The Edge (2:25)
14. Gypsy Wedding              - On The Edge (4:41)
15. Silver Wheels              - The Dogs (3:26)
16. Hoochie                    - Axolotl (7:16)
17. It's A Beautiful Day Today - Snow Crow (4:14)
18. Seeing                     - Last Minute Dream (5:02)
19. Hey Grandma                - Kidney Brothers' Hula Band (2:57) 
20. Naked If I Want To         - Kidney Brothers' Hula Band (1:43)
21. Chinese Song               - Lazy Us (3:14)
22. Motor-Tunk For The Judge   - Las Vegas On Mars (4:26)

Tribute CD compiled by Bill Morse (bill@billmorse.com) Booklet artwork by Greg Volpert (gwvolpert@doglegs.com) CD Artwork by Bill Morse

Web Site by Paul Gouldhawke (nicp@vcn.bc.ca)


Contributors :


Name of Band:

Stooed

Song Title:

Hey Grandma

Performers/Instrumentation:
Mark Baird - Drums
Doug Boissonault - Percussion
Bill Stoo Fuellhart - Guitar
Guy Hladky - Bass
Regan Ryzuk - Keyboards
Dave Williams - Guitar
[ Dave Williams ]

David: "All the guys contributed vocals at various times.Stooed (pronounced "Stewed") performed original material and on numerous occassions shared the bill with Blackfoot. The band was formed in 1971 and played together until 1974. However, most importantly, they have remained best of friends all of these years. Stooed still get together to record originals and all of it's members both play and compose. Like the Grape, Stooed was the victim of a bad name.


Name:

Mike Fornatale

Song Titles:

Mr. Blues
Fall On You
Ain't No Use
Lazy Me
Indifference

All vocals and instruments by Mike Fornatale

[ Mike Fornatale ]


Name:

Bill Morse

Song Title:

8:05

All vocals and instruments by Bill Morse

[ Bill Morse ]


Name of Band:

Last Minute Dream

Song Title:

Omaha

Performers/Instrumentation:

Nicky Indelicato - Lead Vocals
George Manney - Drums and Loops
Michael Stella - Lead Guitar
Marty Ahearn -Slide Guitar
Rocco Notte - Keyboards
Barry Mehan - Bass
George and Michael - Backing Vocals

Produced, Mixed and Arranged by George Manney
A Last Minute Jam Production. lastmin@earthlink.net


Technical Stuff:
Tascam D-8000 Digital Mixer
Tascam DA-98 and DA-38 Tape Recorders
Date of recording: June, 2000
GEO Sound Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
(T.S.O.T. - The Sound of Tacony)

George Manney:
"We covered the two Skip Spence tunes in tribute to Skip and Moby Grape. Seeing Skip play live was an expirience I'll never forget. After one gig here in Philadelphia I was lucky to have the pleasure to hear Nicky and a few members of our band, the "American Dream" jam with Jerry Miller and Don Stevenson."


Name of Band:

Mingus Monk

Song Title:

Naked If I Want To

Performers/Instrumentation:

Marc Willett - vocals
Pat Tennis - vocals

[ Marc Willett ]


Name: Chris Turner

Song Title:

Sitting By the Window

Performers/Instrumentation:

Chris Turner - Lead Vocal, Rhythm & Second Lead Guitars
Greg Sadowsky - Lead guitar
Jeff Thompson - Fretless Bass, Harmony
Brian Clayton - Percussion

[ Chris Turner ]

Location: Rahway, New Jersey

Recorded on May 25, 2000 at 17th Avenue Productions, Manville, New Jersey

This song screams 1967 - a warm, rainy mid-summer's night dream.


Name of Band:

Ernesto De Pascale & The Truly Fine Citizens
featuring Jono Manson

Song Title:

I Am Not Willing

Performers/Instrumentation:

Ernesto De Pascale - Lead vocals, electric piano
Jono Manson - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Marco Grompi - Electric guitar
Claud Birrer - Electric Bass
Daniele Caputo - Drums

[ Ernesto De Pascale ]

Location: Florence, Italy

Date of recording: April 29-30th, 2000

Recorded at Jolly Rogers Studio, Florence, Italy
Recorded and mixed by Lorenzo Santi
Produced by Ernesto De Pascale
Executive Producers Ernesto De Pascale and Sergio Salaorni

Ernesto:
"This song reminds me of a band with nothing left to lose - only trying to leave the daily crap behind. This is why I chose players from different backgrounds, so they can leave their daily gigs behind and concentrate on the music."


Name of Band:

World For Ransom

Song Title:

Queen Of The Crow

Performers/Instrumentation:
Billie Eyeball - Guitar,vocals
Abby Noxious - Vocals
Catie Murphy - Viola
Peter Slankster - Bass
Mark Hughes - Drums

[ Billie Eyeball ]

Location: San Francisco, USA

Date of recording: Basic recording done May 13, 2000. Finished about a week later. We mixed it June 4th.

Recorded on 16 track ADAT at World For Ransom's home studio. Billie's guitar developed an outrageous hum during a last minute overdub, due to a grounding problem. So she played the finger-picking part sitting on the floor with her bare foot touching the cover plate on her guitar. It was acrobatic.

Since it is a short song, we were able to finish it relatively on time. Thanks to the Grape for those short but perfect tunes.

Billie chose Queen Of The Crow because she couldn't stop singing it for awhile after she heard it. What's odd about the lyrics is that as a Bob Mosley tune it seems to come from some totally diferent space than a lot of the Grape's tunes, and a lot of Bob's tunes. It makes you womder where music comes from in general, and how these things become important enough that they filter through our conciousness and public space.

It also hints at what a wide-range this band covered lyrically and musically. The version Bob recorded is a bit stoical and understated - it's a pretty dark lyric. And the harmonies are hard to beat.

Being ex-Goths, we fell for that whole spooky thing and recorded Queen Of The Crow with that in mind. But we want to hear Moby Grape's version, in concert. Soon.


Name of Band:

On The Edge

Song Title:

Ain't That A Shame

Performers/Instrumentation:
John "Chris" Christensen - Bass, Snare, Vocals, Harmonica & Dobro
Damien Smith - Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Really big floor Tom

[ John "Chris" Christensen ]

Location: Lakewood, California


Name of Band:

On The Edge

Song Title:

Gypsy Wedding

Performers/Instrumentation:
John "Chris" Christensen - Bass, Electric Guitar, Harp, Vocal, Drums & Tenor Sax
Damien Smith - Electric Guitar, Electric 12-String
Lauren Christensen - Background Vocals
Laura Montoya - Background Vocals
Matt Montoya - Trumpet
Mindy Zumwalde - Vocal Ad-libs

[ John "Chris" Christensen ]

Location: Lakewood, California


Name of Band:

The Dogs (Anonymous)

Song Title:

Silver Wheels


Performers/Instrumentation:

Bad Dog (aka Paul) - Rhthym Guitar, Backup harmony vocals
Nasty Dog (aka Bill) - Lead vocal, Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Stray Dog (aka Andy) - Bass, Backup Harmony Vocals
Machino - Drums

[ Andy ]


Name of Band:

Axolotl

Song Title:

Hoochie

Performers/Instrumentation:

Mark Kick - Lead Vocal, Harp
Dan Fassett - Rhythm guitar, Harp, Harmony Vocals, Baritone Vocals
John Elder - Lead Guitar
Ross Lama - Bass, Percussion
Tom Hanson - Drums, Percussion, Viagraphone (our invention that has to be seen to be understood), Bass Vocals

[ Dan, Lyssa & Darby Fassett ]

Recorded at Electric Cave, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
Date: June 16, 2000
Mixed July 31, 2000
Electric Cave - Jim Tierlyey, Studio owner, engineer and producer


Name of Band:

Snow Crow

Song Title:

It's A Beautiful Day Today

Performers/Instrumentation:

Dan Fassett - Lead vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Pan Chan - Violin
Lyssa Fassett - Background Vocals
Bev Rodrigues - Finger-style acoustic guitar, Background Vocals, Percussion
Steve Campbell - Electric Guitar
Ross Lama - Bass
Andy Sadler - Drums
Grace Rodrigues - vocal duet with Dan at end of each chorus

[ Dan, Lyssa & Darby Fassett ]

Recorded at Electric Cave, Portsmouth, New Hampshire - USA
Date: June 29, 2000
Mixed July 31, 2000
Electric Cave - Jim Tierlyey, Studio owner, engineer and producer

Dan Fassett:"I picked Hoochie and It's A Beautiful Day because they are on Moby Grape '69, the album that really turned me on to the Grape. I've played It's A Beautiful Day Today since the mid-seventies and Hoochie since the end of the '80's. I look into more eyes and appreciate more days because of these songs."


Name of Band:

Last Minute Dream

Song Title:

Seeing

Performers/Instrumentation:

George Manney - Drums and Loops
Dave Humphreys - Bass
Marty Ahearn - Guitar
Michael Stella - Guitar
Rocco Notte - Keyboards
Nicky Indelicato & George Manney - Vocals

Recorded at GEO Sound Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
(T.S.O.T. - The Sound of Tacony)

[ George Manney ]


Name of Band:

Kidney Brothers Hula Band

Song Title:

1. Hey Grandma

Performers/Instrumentation:

Al Kidney - Inspiration and vocals
Dave Kidney - Lead vocals, Dobro, Harmony Vocals
Steve Kidney - Acoustic Guitar, Harmony vocals, lead guitar, Rhythm machine programming

Song Title:

2. Naked If I Want To

Al Kidney - Lead vocal, Background Vocals, Inspiration and Exasperation
Dave Kidney - Dobro, Rhythm, Background Vocals
Steve Kidney - Harmony vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Acoustic Guitar
All - Inane babble over the close

[ Al Kidney ]
[ Dave Kidney ]

Location: Al Kidney - Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Dave & Steve Kidney - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

We did Hey Grandma just because. Naked was supposed to be a simple song for Al to sing. The timing was tough, but we got there.


Name of Band:

Lazy Us

Song Title:

Chinese Song (Surf Version)

Performers/Instrumentation:
RIchard Derrick - Bass
Kevin Keller - a little more Guitar
Bob Lee - Drums
Paul Sanoian - a little more Guitar
Bernard Yin - Lead and Rhythm Guitar

[ Richard Derrick ]

Location:

Mission Hills ; Palos Verdes ; Redondo Beach, California

Sanoian has been trying to get this arrangement recorded for years. (Actually thought of it before Pulp Fiction) Richard Derrick suggested recording it for this tribute. Sanoian & Keller & Derrick "produced" it. Keller engineered. Sanoian arrranged it with contributions from all.

Invaluable assistance was rendered by Alicia, Norman Cowell, Jeff, and others.


Name of Band:

Las Vegas On Mars

Song Title:

"Motor-Tunk For The Judge",

a medley of:
Murder In My Heart For The Judge, Hoochie, Funky Tunk, Motorcycle Irene and a snippet of Ode To The Man At The End Of The Bar.


Performers/Instrumentation:

Paul Sanoian - Guitar and Drums
Bob Williams - Sang
Mitch Hammett - Guitar and Drums
Richard Cropper - possibly Bass or Drums
Michael Longenecker - Bass, guitar and possibly Drums

[ Paul Sanoian ]

Location:

Fresno, California

Date of recording:

Primarily March, 2000. Massive editing by Paul from March to July. The original recording was an improvisation. As the afternoon went by, people came and went and instruments were traded. That's why the credits are vague.



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