The Lovin' Spoonful is an American pop rock band of the 1960s, named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. When asked about his band, leader John Sebastian said it sounded like a combination of "Mississippi John Hurt and Chuck Berry. The band had its roots in the folk music scene based in the Greenwich Village section of lower Manhattan during the early 1960s. Sebastian, who grew up in contact with music and musicians, was the son of a much-recorded and highly technically accomplished classical harmonica player. He had reached maturity toward the end of the American folk music revival that spanned from the 1950s to the early '60s. Sebastian was joined in the Spoonful by guitarist Zal Yanovsky from a bohemian folk group called The Mugwumps, playing local coffee houses and small clubs (two other members, Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty, would later form half of the Mamas & the Papas.) Drummer-vocalist Joe Butler and bassist Steve Boone rounded out the group. The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful is a best of album of The Lovin' Spoonful hits featuring tracks from three of their previous four albums. Despite being a "best of", this album charted the highest of the bands career hitting number three on the billboard charts 01 - Do You Believe In Magic 02 - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind 03 - Butchie's Tune 04 - Jug Band Music 05 - Night Owl Blues 06 - You Didn't Have To Be So Nice 07 - Daydream 08 - Blues In A Bottle 09 - Didn't Want To Have To Do It 10 - Wild About My Lovin' 11 - Younger Girl 12 - Summer In The City LINK
Unreleased Quicksilver Messenger Service — Lost Gold And Silver is a compilation album by American psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. The album is made up of the European 2-LP release Maiden of the Cancer Moon, two tracks from the 1967 soundtrack album Revolution, both sides from a non-LP single released in late 1968 and some studio outtakes from the late 1960s. Allmusic says the album is divided into Studio Side (CD 1) and Live from 1968 (CD 2). This is not all together true. The first CD is named Disc One, subtitled Live from 1968, and the second CD is named Bonus Disc and subtitled Studio.
Disc 1 Live from 1968
01 - Back Door Man 02 - Codine 03 - Gold and Silver 04 - Smokestack Lighting 05 - Light Your Windows 06 - Dino's Song 07 - The Fool 08 - Who Do You Love 09 - Mona/Maiden of the Cancer Moon/Mona
Disc 2 Studio
01 - I Don't Want to Spoil Your Party (Dino's Song) 02 - Acapulco Gold and Silver (Gold and Silver) 03 - I Hear You Knockin' 04 - Back Door Man 05 - Your Time Will Come 06 - Who Do You Love (Part 1) 07 - Walkin' Blues 08 - Calvary 09 - Codine 10 - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 11 - Stand by Me 12 - The Bears
Performed live at Winterland in April 1968 Early Show 01 - The Fool 02 - Pride Of Man 03 - Walkin' Blues 04 - Light Your Windows 05 - Who Do You Love 06 - Smokestack Lightning Late Show 01 - The Fool 02 - Who Do You Love 03 - Gold And Silver 04 - It's Been Too Long 05 - Back Door Man LINK
Recorded at the Fillmore East in June 1968 01 - Back Door Man 02 - Codine 03 - Mona & Maiden Of The Cancer Moon & Mona (1) 04 - Gold And Silver 05 - Smokestack Lightning 06 - Light Your Windows 07 - Dino's Song 08 - The Fool 09 - Who Do You Love 10 - Mona & Maiden Of The Cancer Moon & Mona (2) LINK
Studio jam recorded in Corte Madera, California, late 1969/early 1970. John Cipollina, guitar, Dino Valente, vocals, David Freiberg, bass, Nicky Hopkins, piano and Greg Elmore, drums. 01 - Seor Blues 02 - Subway 03 - I Know You Rider #1 04 - I Know You Rider #2 05 - Walk In Jerusalem 06 - Castles In The Sand 07 - May You Never Be Alone 08 - Warm Red Wine 09 - Look Over Yonder Wallstate Farm 10 - Wake Up, Dead Man (Part 1) 11 - Wake Up, Dead Man (Part 2) 12 - The Fool LINK
The Chocolate Watch Band, was a psychedelic rock and garage rock band formed in San Jose, California in 1965. The band had finally broken up indefinitely by 1970 but then reunited in 1999 at a 66/99 show Mike Stax organized in San Diego. They continue to play today at garage rock shows in Europe as well as the States with Little Steven and the Electric Prunes. The band's music was largely described as a blend of 1960s-style garage rock with a distinguishable rolling San Francisco sound. The group's early music appeared to contain blues influences, and later it developed psychedelic elements through use of instrumental experimentation. Ed Cobb was well-known as their producer. The band also appeared in the 1967 film Riot on Sunset Strip and the 1968 film "The Love Ins". The Chocolate Watch Band's resurrected line-up (after their breakup in mid-1967) of Inner Mystique were: Sean Tolby, lead guitar, Bill 'Flo' Flores, bass, Tim Abbott, guitar, Mark Whittaker, drums and Chris Flinders, vocals.
01 - Voyage Of The Trieste 02 - In The Past 03 - Inner Mystique 04 - I'm Not Likke Everybody Else 05 - Medication 06 - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go 07 - Baby Blue 08 - I Ain't No Miracle Worker
Music for children, recreated (2002) from the film The Pied Piper 01 - I Love My Shirt 02 - Happiness Runs 03 - Sun Magic 04 - People Call Me The Pied Piper 05 - Little Boy In Corduroy 06 - Colours 07 - Jackie Beanstalk 08 - A Funny Man 09 - Mandolin Man And His Secret 10 - Nature Friends 11 - Wynken, Blynken And Nod 12 - Little Teddy Bear 13 - Voyage Of The Moon LINK
Hearts & Flowers was a Los Angeles folk-rock club band, perhaps most significant as one of the groups that launched the career of Eagles' founding member and guitarist-songwriter, Bernie Leadon. The lineup included Larry Murray (vocals, guitar), Dave Dawson (vocals, guitar, autoharp) and Rick Cunha (vocals, guitar). Leadon replaced Cunha on their second album in 1968. Among venues they played during the mid-1960s, were Los Angeles clubs Ledbetter's, Doug Weston's Troubadour, and the Ashgrove. After recording two albums without major success, the group disbanded in 1968. 01 - Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers 02 - Highway In The Wind 03 - Second-Hand Sundown Queen 04 - She Sang Rymns Out Of Tune 05 - Ode To A Tin Angel 06 - When I Was A Cowboy 07 - Legend Of Ol' Tenbrookes 08 - Colour Your Daytime 09 - Two Little Boys 10 - Extra, Extra-Rock & Roll Gypsies LINK
Elizabeth was made up of Steve Weingart (lead guitar, harp, organ, vocals), Bob Patterson (guitar, vocals), Jim Dahme (guitar, flute, vocals), Steve Bruno (organ, bass), and Hank Ransome (drums). The band originally came from Philadelphia but moved to New York in 1968, where they recorded and released their self-titled album on Vanguard Records in 1969. (AMG) 01 - Not That Kind Of Guy 02 - Mary Anne 03 - Dissimilitude 04 - Similitude 05 - You Should Be More Careful 06 - The World's For Free 07 - Fields Of Home 08 - Alarm Rings Five 09 - Lady L 10 - When All Else Fails LINK
Faith was an American rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1973 to 1979, they released 5 albums: Faith in 1973, Excuse Me, I Just Cut an Album in 1977, Rock'n Romance in 1978, and Face to Face and Vital Signs in 1979.1 They gained popularity in the Indianapolis area in 1978 with Rock'n Romance, which contained the song "Dancin' Shoes", of which Nigel Olsson's cover of the song would become a Top 20 hit that year. Carl Storie (lead vocals, harmonica), David Bennett (guitar), John Cascella (keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Mark Cawley (bass) and Dave Barnes (drums). 01 - Sometimes, Sometimes 02 - Freedom 03 - Answer To The Master 04 - Lookin' For A Friend 05 - Such A Lady, Such A Lover 06 - Dreamy Eyed Lady 07 - We're All Headed In The Same Way - The Last Song LINK
Formed in Houston, Texas in 1968, they were originally known as The Dream Machine. Their album, a mixture of country rock and psychedelia, has attracted increasing interest from collectors. Charles Bickley is now the owner of a small Austin Texas based label named Buttermilk Records which released several vinyl LP's and 45's in the seventies. in fact he's stiill releasing 25 year old masters on new vinyl and CD of Texas Blues, Rock, Jazz, Cajun, and more.(OoD) Charlie Brickley bass, vocals, mandolin, Steve Coleman lead pedal steel guitar, vocals, John Guerry, piano, organ, bass, Dennis Hanson, drums and Michael Hickman, guitar, piano.
01 - Nil Desperadum 02 - Man From Barnaby 03 - Kitty Is A Lady 04 - Family Comfort 05 - The Great Rio Grande Border Run 06 - Better Way 07 - Megopolis-Out Without 08 - The Trilogy Do You Believe In Words Sing Together Relax Enjoy Your Friends 09 - Me Lovin' You 10 - Riverside
A mysterious figure of the late '60s who put out an interesting eponymous album on the names-can-be-deceptive Chartmaker label. With his funky, keyboard-based rock and full, soulful vocals, Darius sounded like a more eccentric and far moodier, doomier counterpart to Lee Michaels. The record was imaginatively arranged and produced, with flourishes of flamenco guitar, odd echo-tinkles, and some dynamic organ and bass hooks adding to its overall air of idiosyncrasy. It's little known, even among psychedelic collectors, and worthy of exhumation on CD reissue.(AMG) Bobby Joe Ott, from Cleveland, aka Darius, was based in Hollywood, California. Funk and blues influences are more evident on Side two of the album. 01 - Shades Of Blue 02 - Dawn 03 - Mist-Veiled Garden 04 - I'm The Man 05 - I Feel The Need To Carry On 06 - Dirty Funky Situation 07 - Blow My Mind 08 - Sweet Mama 09 - Ancient Path 10 - Hear What I Say 11 - Don?t You Get The Feelin' (Bonus) 12 - A Woman Like You (Bonus) 13 - Peace & Love (Bonus) LINK