Personnel: Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Kantner (vocals, guitar); Marty Balin, Grace Slick (vocals); Jerry Garcia (guitar); Spencer Dryden (drums).
Liner Note Author: Jon "Mojo" Mills.
Recording information: Family Dog Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (09/1969).
Arranger: Jorma Kaukonen.
This 1969 live recording finds the Airplane on their home turf at their creative zenith, promoting their last great album (VOLUNTEERS) before the classic lineup began to splinter. What more do you need to know? From the warm folk-rock of "Good Shepherd" to the no-prisoners political barnstormer "Volunteers," this is West Coast psychedelia in its last blaze of glory, the flames fanned by Jorma Kaukonen's magic guitar and the twin-vocals attack of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. The Airplane would make two more albums before turning into Jefferson Starship, but the VOLUNTEERS era's achievements remained unmatched.