BUDDY BOLDEN '71 - photos
i've created this page to honor the wonderful musicians and singers who helped me record the Buddy Bolden album
first of all, the band - lead guitar, lap steel, mandolin - Ronnie Montrose
one more of Ronnie - sadly, some of the players on this album have gone on to
rock n' roll
heaven. Ronnie is one. next our bassist, David Torbert, Dave has passed on too.
young. a great player and a good person. cute too! :)) next, our drummer,
Spencer Dryden. formerly with Jefferson Airplane,
and one more of Spencer
Spencer is gone as well. Quotable quote: 'Relax. It's
only music.' exactly the 'philosophy' i needed to
embace at the time. thanks, Spencer. those are the main players. Rest in Peace, boys.
next our SUPPORTING CAST
first, ms. Pamela Poland - a total inspiration to all of us. i have a number of pictures of her. i include then all.
there were two others. ms Barbara Mauritz, of Lamb
and my dear, departed, first wife, Lynne Charles, pictured here at the wedding.
to yours truly. next we have
THE BACK UP MUSICIANS
all best, Kendell
our fiddler, from Old and in the Way, mr Ed Neff and last,
but not by any means least, on banjo and peddle steel, mr Jerry Garcia. and several more
our final category
our recording engineer, whose skill andparience made everything come together, mr Fred Catero
let's close this tribute on a personal note. it saddens me to
realize that about half the participants in this project, which was,
after all, to be the
'debut' of my solo recording career, are no longer with us.
they have 'gone on to their reward'. maybe i'll meet them
again someday in another
world. meanwhile, we have our memories.
me and Dave 1971.
we were happy then.