Motherhood in 1970 was:

Jerry Bastien – bass, vocal
Vanya Skye (Brian McManis) – guitar
Jack Velker – organ
Oryan Skye – (Russ Clouston) – drums

Motherhood 1 1970 

I have it on good authority that, contrary to what it says on the tape box, the personnel on these 2 songs are:

Oryan Skye (Russell Clouston) ~ Drums
J. Douglas Dodd – Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Carter Blair Sloan (Jean LaLoge) ~ Bass
Jedadiah Skye (Dave Mathews) ~ Vocals
Vanya Skye (Brian McManis) ~ Lead Guitar

1) Anonymouse
2) Armageddon

Motherhood 2 1970 



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7 Responses to Motherhood

  1. Lynne says:

    I knew they were brilliant then and I am impressed all over again. Thanks so so much for this wonderful project.

  2. Doug Dodd says:

    Hi Si,

    Thanks again big time for doing this and for doing such a great job. I have told quite a few people about the posting and it means a lot to all of us! Motherhood rides again! I left a little something in the donation box for you;)

  3. bw says:

    Jean was quite the guy. Sounds like he was playing his EB2. We lived together for some time just maby a year before this recording. People refered to it as the pink house but these guys started the second pink house. The quality of this recording is surprising. For those that did not know it Jean later became the road guy for Elton – Page – and I think Joe Walsh. Neat to hear. Jean being at the lower right of the photo.

  4. Patti Labine says:

    It is so great to hear Motherhood and to once again hear Vanya play. He was so fast and incredible. I was his friend and lover and was with him right up until the night he got killed. Thank you so much for making these archives available.

  5. Patti Labine says:

    I was with him for one year before he died Beautiful free spirited gypsy man


  6. Rita LaJeunesse says:

    Happy 63rd birthday Vanya Skye.
    Wow, you’ve been gone a long long time.
    You were special and I loved you.
    Hope to see you on the other side.
    With love from Rita

  7. John Tripp says:

    I was lucky enough to work alongside tony humping that big Hammond organ on and off the stage. At the time we all shared a house in Burnaby named Narnia with a studio in the garage. Fantastic talented bunch which I parted with to go to Solid Comfort. RIP Vanya

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