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Paul Kantner (with Grace Slick and David Freiberg) - Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun (1973)


Paul Kantner (with Grace Slick and David Freiberg) - Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun (1973)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side A

1. "Ballad of the Chrome Nun"   3:59

2. "Fat"   3:13

3. "Flowers of the Night"   4:13

4. "Walkin'"   2:31

5. "Your Mind Has Left Your Body"   5:45


Side B

1. "Across the Board"   4:34

2. "Harp Tree Lament"   3:34

3. "White Boy (Transcaucasian Airmachine Blues)"   4:13

4. "Fishman"   2:40

5. "Sketches of China"   5:13



Paul Kantner Band Members / Musicians

Paul Kantner – vocals on all tracks except "Across the Board" and "Fishman", rhythm guitar on all tracks except "Across the Board" and "Fishman", glass harmonica on "Harp Tree Lament" and "White Boy"

Grace Slick – vocals, piano on all tracks except "Ballad of the Chrome Nun", "Flowers of the Night", and "Harp Tree Lament"

David Freiberg – vocals on all tracks except "Across the Board" and "Fishman", piano on "Ballad of the Chrome Nun", "Harp Tree Lament", keyboards on all other tracks except "Walkin'" and "Fishman"

John Barbata – drums, percussion

Chris Ethridge – bass on all tracks except "Your Mind Has Left Your Body", "White Boy", "Across The Board" and "Fishman"

Jerry Garcia – guitar on all tracks except "Flowers of the Night", "Your Mind Has Left Your Body", and "Harp Tree Lament", steel guitar on "Ballad of the Chrome Nun" and "Your Mind Has Left Your Body", banjo on "Walkin'"

Craig Chaquico – lead guitar on "Ballad of the Chrome Nun", "Flowers of the Night", and "Fishman"

David Crosby – vocals on "The Ballad of the Chrome Nun"

Jack Traylor – acoustic guitar on "Flowers of the Night", vocals on "Flowers of the Night", "White Boy", and "Sketches of China"

Jack Casady – bass on "Your Mind Has Left Your Body", "White Boy", "Across The Board" and "Fishman"

The Pointer Sisters – vocals on "Fat"

Papa John Creach – electric violin on "Walkin'"

Mickey Hart – gongs on "Your Mind Has Left Your Body" and "Sketches of China", water phones on "Your Mind Has Left Your Body"

Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar on "Your Mind Has Left Your Body"


Paul Kantner – producer

Grace Slick – producer

David Freiberg – producer

Bob Matthews – recording engineer, mixdown engineer

Betty Cantor – recording engineer, mixdown engineer

Jim Gaines – recording engineer

Al Schmitt – mixdown engineer

Daggett – equipment head

Drew Struzan, Bill Garland – illustrations

Jim Marshall – eye photography

Pacific Eye & Ear – album design

Bill Thompson – management



Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun is a collaborative studio album by Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and David Freiberg, released in May 1973.

All of the trio's then-fellow Jefferson Airplane members, John Barbata, Jack Casady, Papa John Creach, and Jorma Kaukonen, are featured on the album. Also appearing are David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, The Pointer Sisters, and Craig Chaquico (the future lead guitarist of Jefferson Starship).

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