John Lee Hooker - vocals; Lydia Pense - vocals (Cold Blood); Buddy Miles - vocals, drums (Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix, etc); Nick Gravenites - vocals (Electric Flag); Annie Sampson - vocals (Stoneground); Jo Baker - vocals (Stoneground, Elvin Bishop Group); John Cipollina - lead guitar (Quicksilver Messenger Service); Gary Duncan - lead guitar (Quicksilver Messenger Service); Barry Melton - lead guitar, vocals (Country Joe & The Fish); Bob Weir - guitar (Grateful Dead); Darby Slick - guitar (The Great Society); Terry Dolan - guitar (Terry & The Pirates); Jack Casady - bass (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna); Bobby Vega - bass (Zero, Kingfish & many other bands); Merle Saunders - keyboards, vocals (Garcia & Saunders, The Dinosaurs, etc); David LaFlamme - violin (Its A Beautiful Day); Emilio Castillo - tenor and alto saxophone (Tower Of Power); Greg Elmore - drums (Quicksilver Messenger Service); Bill Kreutzman - drums (Grateful Dead); Doug Clifford - drums (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
This event was a combination Thanksgiving / Bill Graham Presents 20th Anniversary Party that featured 3 bands - Country Joe McDonald & Friends (including Barry Melton & David Cohen of the original CJ&The Fish lineup), KBC Band (with guests Spencer Dryden and an uber-rare Signe Anderson appearance - thus reuniting the original pre-Grace Slick lineup of Jefferson Airplane - minus Jorma) and a one-off reunion of the original lineup of Sons Of Champlin (who wouldn't perform again for another decade!).
These sets are interesting enough, but its the post-show Jam Sessions that make this an unbelievable thing to see! These jams contain some of the most astounding configurations of San Francisco-based musicians ever seen.