Papa John Creach

Real Name:
John Henry Creach
Profile:
Violinist for a long period for great acts all through his career.
Born May 28, 1917, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and died on February 22, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.
Died from pneumonia, after he had a heart attack during the Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994.

John Henry Creach, better known as Papa John Creach, was an American blues violinist, who has also played "classical, jazz, be-bop, R&B, pop and acid rock" music. Early in his career he played with Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Stuff Smith, and Charlie Christian as well as Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Nat King Cole and Roy Milton. Later, he played for Jefferson Airplane (1970–1972), Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Starship - The Next Generation, the San Francisco All-Stars (1979–1984), The Dinosaurs (1982–1989) and Steve Taylor.

Creach recorded a number of solo albums, and was a frequent guest at Grateful Dead and Charlie Daniels Band concerts. He was a regular guest at the early annual Volunteer Jams, hosted by Charlie Daniels, which exposed him to a new audience that was receptive to fiddle players.
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38-364 Papa John Creach — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Papa John Creach (Album) Grunt (3) 38-364 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
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FTR-1009 Filthy! — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Filthy! (Album) Grunt (3) FTR-1009 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
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BFL1-0418 Playing My Fiddle For You — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach & Zulu (9) Papa John Creach & Zulu (9) - Playing My Fiddle For You (Album) Grunt (3) BFL1-0418 US 1974 Sell This Version
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BDS 5649 I'm The Fiddle Man — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach & Midnight Sun* Papa John Creach & Midnight Sun* - I'm The Fiddle Man (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5649 US 1975 Sell This Version
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BDS 5660 Rock Father — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Rock Father (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5660 US 1976 Sell This Version
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DJMC-11 The Cat And The Fiddle — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach The Cat And The Fiddle (Album) DJM Records (2) DJMC-11 US 1977 Sell This Version
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DJMC-18 Inphasion — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Inphasion (Album) DJM Records (2) DJMC-18 US 1978 Sell This Version
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BB CD 03 Papa Blues — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach with The Bernie Pearl Blues Band Papa John Creach with The Bernie Pearl Blues Band - Papa Blues (Album) Bee Bump Records BB CD 03 US 1992 Sell This Version
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75477, 75478 Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections — Papa John Creach Foghat / Bobbi Humphrey / Papa John Creach / Patrick Moraz Foghat / Bobbi Humphrey / Papa John Creach / Patrick Moraz - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) The National Guard, The National Guard 75477, 75478 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

3190 Ode To Danny Boy — Papa John Creach Johnny Creach* Ode To Danny Boy(7", Single, Promo) ERA Records 3190 US 1967 Sell This Version
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65-0505 String Jet Rock — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach String Jet Rock (Single) Grunt (3) 65-0505 US 1971 Sell This Version
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65-0501 Over The Rainbow — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Over The Rainbow (Single) Grunt (3) 65-0501 US 1971 Sell This Version
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65-0505 Papa John Creach String Jet Rock(7") Grunt (3) 65-0505 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
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65-0508 Filthy Funky — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Filthy Funky (Single) Grunt (3) 65-0508 US 1972 Sell This Version
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85-1465 Filthy Funky / Up In The Alley — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Filthy Funky / Up In The Alley(7") RCA Victor 85-1465 Peru 1973 Sell This Version
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XRPBO 745 Golden Dreams = Sueños De Oro — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Golden Dreams = Sueños De Oro(7", Single) RCA Victor XRPBO 745 Peru 1974 Sell This Version
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BDA 509 I'm The Fiddle Man / Joyce (Long Version) — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach And The Midnight Sun Papa John Creach And The Midnight Sun - I'm The Fiddle Man / Joyce (Long Version) (Single) Buddah Records BDA 509 US 1975 Sell This Version
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DJS 10809 Keep On Movin — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Keep On Movin(7") DJM Records (2) DJS 10809 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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DJS 10827 Country Boy, City Man — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Country Boy, City Man(7", Single) DJM Records (2) DJS 10827 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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DJMS-1102 Southern Strut — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach Southern Strut (Single) DJM Records (2) DJMS-1102 US 1978 Sell This Version
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Compilations

BDH 5707 The Best Of Papa John Creach — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach The Best Of Papa John Creach (Comp) Buddah Records BDH 5707 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
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ACA 8084 Playing My Fiddle For You / Filthy! — Papa John Creach Papa John Creach & Zulu (9) Papa John Creach & Zulu (9) - Playing My Fiddle For You / Filthy!(CD, Comp) Acadia ACA 8084 UK 2005 Sell This Version

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February 1, 2021
A most improbable figure of the counterculture movement, but that’s what makes him perfect! Violin is the perfect accompaniment to psychedelic music. Thank you for the great music, Papa John.

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