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The Institution - 1966
Recorded in 1966 at Creative Production Studios in Orange, NJ. "Antipathy" is the B side. Personnel: Rich Lester, Marvin Coopersmith, Howard Duff, Jean LaMond, and Russ Frame.
The Institution - 1967-68
Personnel: Rich Lester (vocals), Marvin Coopersmith (lead guitar), J. Howard Duff (rhythm guitar. background vocals, lead vocal on "Ramblin' "), Pat Moast (bass), Janette Greene (organ), Jean LaMond (drums)
The Institution II
J. Howard Duff says: "Praisegod Bearbones is the band that Institution II evolved into with me, Marvin, Rich, and two other guys, George Juchnevicious from Elizabeth on bass and Dave Massler from Livingston on drums.
J. Howard Duff
For more information on J. Howard Duff and his music, checkout his website.
These are a few fragments of practice sessions from around 1968 of Philip playing his then newly purchased, original 1930s National Steel guitar.