The House Band: Jim Rothermel, Banana, Richard Greene, Peter Welker, Freebo, David Lindley, Brian Rohan.
Additional engineers: Glenn Kolotkin, George Engfer, Michael Gore.
Recorded live by the Record Plant at The Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Recording information: Greek Theater (Univ. of CA), Berkeley, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Country Joe McDonald; Dan Hicks; Dave Van Ronk; David Lindley; Hoyt Axton; Jackson Browne; Jesse Colin Young; John Herald; Malvina Reynolds; Mickey Newbury; Pete Seeger ; Ramblin' Jack Elliott; Richie Havens; Arlo Guthrie; Terry Garthwaite; The Persuasions; Tom Paxton; Toni Brown; Joan Baez; Maria Muldaur; The Boys of the Lough; Buffy Sainte-Marie.
This two-record set chronicles the October 1977 benefit concert for Mimi Farina's Bread & Roses organization, which brings music into prisons and hospitals. A broad range of folk-related artists, including Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie, among many others, turns this into a brilliant songwriting showcase. ~ William Ruhlmann