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07 Dec 2018
Seller Location
Oakland, California

Item Description

Mega rare Bay Area California Private Press

P.F. Flyer - Play Gianchetta Jazz
AVG Records - San Francisco

  • BassDavid Nerlove
    ChoreographyAnthony Gianchetta
    DrumAllan (DuVille) Callaway*
    GuitarPhillip Ferruchi
    KeyboardsDoug Whitfield

A1 Rest Easy
A2 Rocks Off
A3 High Quest
A4 Dry Mix Blues
B1 Pelling Bell
B2 Just Floating
B3 Honky Fonk
B4 Blue Larkspur

The Story
I discovered this album along with one other person in the early 2000s. Since it was produced in the Bay Area, we were able to get in touch with Anthony Gianchetta and receive a couple of copies directly from him. This is the last of those copies. I only know of 12-15 copies in existence. Some were potentially thrown away.

After receiving just a few copies, we sold several to a well-known psych dealer who was able to get it into a book and spread the word. The 1-2 copies that have surfaced on the open market are most likely from the few we sold to that dealer.

The Sound
Amazing slice of late 60s or early 70s private rock. Fans of Library music will definitely appreciate the emphasis on hard drums and the grimey Hammond organ. Bluesy / wah guitars also fill out the landscape. Beat heads will love the hard-hitting open break on "Rocks off" (google it - its on youtube - not my copy). In my mind the stand out track is "Honk Fonk" - a driving funk psych groove monster with a banging beat.Similar to Luigi / Hoctor &Gus Giordano/ Orionthis LP was created as a soundtrack for a dance school.

Condition (see images)
LP Condition: I would conservatively grade this at VG+. Sounds great!
Has only been played a couple of times and has been stored away carefully. Looks really good.
Label has a few very light spots (see image)

Cover & Sleeve is in great shape as well. They have been protected in mylar and stored away safely since I received the album.
There are versions of the LP where the artwork was printed directly on the cover. This I believe is one of only a few where the artwork was hand-glued to cover. At the top you can see some slight raised areas from the glue losing its adhesive over the years, however the artwork is still firmly attached. At the corners you can see some very slight wear.There is some slight tanning to the paper, which I would think would be normal for a record that is over 40 years old. The sleeve is the original sleeve.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Shipping & Payment
- Ships within mylar sleeve. Will box everything carefully sandwiched between cardboard.
- We will require registered mail to make sure the album is carefully tracked while shipping.
- Winner will receive shipping tracking #
Payment is due within 1 day of auction ending or I reserve right to cancel and re-list.
- We will include insurance.

Bid with confidence. This the real deal!