Papa John Creach – Filthy ! (1972)

FrontCover1Filthy! is Papa John Creach’s second solo album and the first with his band Zulu. The guitarist of Zulu would later be known as Keb’ Mo’. The band Hot Tuna also makes an appearance on the album on the track “Walking the Tou Tou,” written by Jorma Kaukonen.

Papa John Creach’s second album is a good collection mixing pop, jazz, R&B, and rock, Creach is only a modestly talented singer, but his violin playing soars, and there is more of that than vocals. Unlike his first album, on which he was joined by members of Jefferson Starship, here Creacb is backed by Zulu, a competent band, on all but one track, Jorma Kaukonen’s “Walking the Tou-Tou,” on which Hot Tuna plays. (by William Ruhlmann)

Carl Byrd (drums)
Papa John Creach (violin, vocals)
Kevin Moore (guitar)
Johnny Parker (keyboards)
Holden “Hoagy” Raphael (percussion, jew’s harp)
Sam Williams (bass)
Big Joe Turner (vocals on 08.)
Harmonica Fats (harmonica on 02.)
Henry Coker (trombone)
Joe Lane Davis (saxophone)
John Ewing (trombone)
Jerry Jumonville (saxophone)
Blue Mitchell (trumpet)
Maurice Simon (saxophone)
Hot Tuna (on 06.):
Jack Casady (bass)
Jorma Kaukonen (guitar)
Sammy Piazza (drums)
Hoagy Raphael (congas)
Venetta Fields (background vocals)
Sherlie Matthews (background vocals)
Marti McCall (background vocals)
Luther Waters (background vocals)
Oren Waters (background vocals)
Maxine Willard (background vocals)

01. Filthy Funky (Grayson) 5.19
02. No More Country Girls (Grayson/Horton) 3.42
03. Don’t Tell It To No One (Creach) 2.20
04. Mother’s Day (Spotts) 3.16
05. Walking The Tou Tou (Kaukonen) 3.16
06. Everybody Wants My Good Thing (Grayson/Horton) 4.12
07. Far Out (Spotts) 3.19
08. Give Me An Hour In Your Garden (And I’ll Show You How to Plant a Rose)  (Grayson/Horton) 5.30
09. Time Out For Sex (Spotts) 2.59
10. Up In The Alley (Creach) 3.30