MUSIC RAVES OF THOSE HIPPIE DAZE   *RAVE

"I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER!"
It is not the destination, it is the journey and here is the music for the trip!!!

" hippie: an open hearted being  striving to develop a soul`s link to the divine."
The heart's motive is peaceful resolution of conflict and love in action" ~s.f.heart~

Animals -Bob Dylan    Donovan - Joni Mitchell     Moby Grape through Led Zepplin

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Animals * B.B.King * It's A Beautiful Day * Big Brother & the Holding Company * Janis Joplin * The Beatles * Blue Cheer
Blood Sweat & Tears * Paul Butterfields Blues Band * The Byrds * Canned Heat * Chambers Brothers * Judy Collins * John Coltrane
Country Joe and the Fish * Cream Credence Clearwater * Crosby, Stills, and Nash * Miles Davis * Derek and the Dominos * Dylan

Animals
The AnimalsThe best assortment of "The Animals" early hits!
Both House of Rising Sun and San Franciscan Nights (original recordings), are in this compliation
During the early '60s, the Animals were second only to the Rolling Stones in influence among R&B-based bands in the first wave of the British Invasion.
*Animal Tracks ~ originally released 1965
*Love Is ~ concert quality sound
*Animalisms ~ 1966 Animals third album

iconEric Burdon & The Animals
Oct 19, 1967 - Oct 21, 1967
@ Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
Original Poster by artist Bonnie Maclean

 

 

Eric Burton*My Secret Life ~ Burdon's voice is in fine shape, and he effortlessly jumps from soft spoken passages to his trademark blues grit that remains instantly recognizable from his days as vocalist of the Animals in the '60s. This newest CD (2004) consists of 13 tracks that form a loose song cycle revolving around Eric Burdon's love of American music, specifically R&B, soul, blues, and jazz. While that theme dominates the entire record it is especially true on the eight tunes penned or co-written by Burton


B.B.King
B B King*Blues Is King (1967) This is the sound which so captivated Michael Bloomfield, Eric Clapton and most of all, Peter Green.
*The Ultimate Collection

"We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so. "..B.B. King

B.B. King Poster
Feb 26, 1967




It's A Beautiful Day
It's A Beautiful Day *It's a Beautiful Day (1969)
Their first self-titled album "It's a Beautiful Day" was very successful and
included one of my all time favorite songs ""White Bird".
His wife, Linda left the band after that first album and the truth is it was never the same.

The poem below by Henry Van Dyke
was the inspiration for the song Time Is
on "It's a Beautiful Day" the1969 debut album.

Katrina's Sun-Dial

Hours fly,
Flowers die:
New days,
New ways:
Pass by!
Love stays.

~Henry Van Dyke~1852- 1933)American poet, author, educator, and clergyman.

*Marrying Maiden (1970)
In 1970 they released the follow up album, "Marrying Maiden", very different than the first one, good sounds but not as psychedelic. The band made a few albums after that but each one was progressively worse than the last and the band was completely dissolved by 1974. David LaFlamme went on to a solo career.

Classical Violinist David LaFlamme was born in New Britain, CT, raised in Salt Lake City, UT. and moved to San Francisco after a brief stint in the Army. He jumped right into the underground music scene jamming with Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin; and starting his short lived "Electric Chamber Orchestra" then he co-founded an early "Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks "before assembling the terrific psychedelic folk-rock band "It's a Beautiful Day" . The band originally included LaFlamme's keyboardist wife Linda, vocalist Pattie Santos, guitarist Hal Wagenet, bassist Mitchell Holman, and drummer Val Fuentes.


Happily David and Linda LaFlamme (David's second wife, also named Linda), along with original drummer Val Fuentes are again doing select performances, keeping alive a small piece of the San Francisco music sound of the late 1960's.




Big Brother and the Holding Company Big Brother
* Big Brother And The Holding Company(1967)
The album that introduced the world to this top San Franciso band which was fronted by young Janis Joplin.
* Cheap Thrills  (1968)
If you buy this you will know why those who were lucky to be there have never stopped talking about it.
*Festival Express DVD 1970 On the bus-a real trip!

"Big Brother is doing great and I just may get to be a star someday..." Janis, in a 1967 letter to her mother.

Janis Joplin


The Beatles
Beatles Revolver *Rubber Soul 1965)The Beatles have gone beyond just mere pop stars in this album.
*Revolver 1966) This is truly some classic material here.
*Magical Mystery Tour (1967) One of the most creative albums of all time.
*Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) After 50-plus years, one of the most influential albums of all time.
*The Yellow Submarine (1967) well worth having if you are a fan as I am.
*The Beatles (The White Album) (1968) The 'White Album' is a masterpiece and it stills ranks as The Beatles' most incredible work.
*Abbey Road (1969)The last album by The Greatest Musical Act of The Century.

"As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead."...George Harrison

more information about the experimental legendary Carnival of Light sound performed by the Beatles in 1967. It became available in 2008 with the release of Paul McCartney's "Electric Arguments" CD B001GKYBXA ,the third album by The Fireman, an experimental music duo of Paul McCartney and producer Youth (Martin Glover), The album was first announced Sept. 29 2008, on Paul McCartney's website, and was released on November 24, 2008 on the duo's website. It is the first Fireman release to be publicly acknowledged by McCartney. The majority of the album's vocals come from McCartney, who used the title "Electric Arguments" from the poem "Kansas City to St. Louis" by Allen Ginsberg, in which Ginsberg describes driving along the highway in a "white Volkswagen" (i.e., a "beetle") while listening to music and call-in shows on the radio and looking at signs and billboards:
"Michelle, John Lennon & Paul McCartney / wooing the decade / gaps from the 30s returned / Old earth rolling mile after mile patient / The ground / I roll on / the ground / the music soars above / The ground electric arguments / ray over / The ground dotted with signs for Dave's Eat Eat". McCartney said this was because "he's been looking at the beauty of word combinations rather than their meaning."


Blue CheerBlue Cheer

*Vincebus Eruptum 1968
With this album, their first and best,the Blue Cheer trio demonstrated their ear-shattering reputation with raw guitars played through overload amps, and a rhythm section that was savage and wild coupled with badly burned-out vocals, all fuelled by unkempt psychedelia.
Named after a potent batch of LSD, Blue Cheer originally formed as a six piece band , then slimmed down to be a power trio.


They were a favorite band of the Hell's Angels,in fact, their first manager was an ex-Hells Angel of good standing.....Dave Gedge
Their original Heavy Metal, psychedelia sound was not like anything anyone had ever heard before but in fighting caused them to split up in 1971.Although the band were reformed in 1984 by Dickie Peterson (bass and vocals) with different musicians, it was never the same."Michael Anthony from Van Halen said.

Blood Sweat & Tears
Blood Sweat and Tears*Child Is Father To The Man (1968)
Refugees of the late 60's will have it.
* Blood Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits
In New York City in 1967, Al Kooper, Jim Fielder, Fred Lipsius,Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss, Dick Halligan, Steve Katz, and Bobby Colomby formed the original incarnation of the band, which was named after a 1963 album by Johnny Cash.
No late-'60s American group started with as much musical promise as Blood, Sweat & Tears, or realized their potential more fully -- and then blew it all in a series of internal conflicts and grotesque career moves.


Paul Butterfields Blues Band
* Paul Butterfields Blues Band  (1965) You didn't need to smoke anything before listening to this album in order to get high.
* East-West (1966) Bloomfield is brilliant and Butterfield is on fire.

When members of this band, Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop drifted away, the overall impact of Butterfield's music lessened, although his amplified harp playing was still beyond reproach. Paul faded from the scene mid-'70s, health problems and drug addiction sadly claimed his life prematurely.

"I hope this record sells - I'm definitely tired of sliding through life on my good looks"...Elvin Bishop

Buffalo Springfield Again*Buffalo Springfield (1966) Although the Byrds receive more credit (and perhaps rightfully so), Buffalo Springfield, in some respects, were just as responsible for the country-rock and singer/songwriter explosion that continued through the full flight of the Eagles and later mutated into '90s neo-country.
* Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
*Last Time Around (1968) A final gem from one of the most creative bands of the 60's.

"Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away."  ...Buffalo Springfield

"There's something happening here/What it is ain't exactly clear."...Steve Still

 

The Byrds
The Byrds * Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
 
* Turn! Turn! Turn! (1966)
A time for love, a time for hate, a time for peace, I swear it's not too late.
* Younger Than Yesterday ~ (1967, and the Byrds are in the process of breaking up. Bands under tension either produce their best or their worst album. In this case it's become an absolute winner.

"How did I decide to form the Byrds? I saw the Beatles, that's why"... Roger McGuinn



Canned Heat
Canned Heat* Canned Heat 1967-1976: The Boogie House Tapes
Straight from the archives, here are 2cd's of previously unreleased vintage recordings hand picked by drummer, Fito De La Parra.
* Cookbook Greatest Hits
* Boogie With Canned Heat

That's right! " don't forget to boogie"... :-)



Chambers Brothers
Chambers Brothers Time has Come * The Chambers Brothers- Greatest Hits
*The Time Has Come

I was 23 & knew nothing about the business only that we could sing and loved it onstage. We went 22 years without receiving a dime from Columbia even though "Time Has Come Today" was used in 30 films,TV,and overseas sales, etc....Lester Chambers




Judy Collins
Judy Collins*In My Life  (1966) Judy Collins extraordinary passion for music and song, and her long held commitments to such causes as UNICEF for children world-wide, women's issues, civil rights, and non-violence have made her a spokesperson not just for this country, but for all human kind. This is one of her most popular albums and a personal favorite of mine.
* Who Knows Where the Time Goes (1968)
* Forever: An Anthology This CD is the culmination of a golden career that goes back 35 years. Included in the 2 disc, 35 song collection are all of Judy's favorites...the ones she loves.

Sweet Judy Blue EyesSweet Judy Blue Eyes:
My Life in Music
by Judy Collins
released Oct. 2, 2012

"I've gone through many, many things. I tell you something, that if it doesn't kill you, you get stronger. There is never a guarantee that it won't kill you. Because I think I've gone through the single most difficult thing that a person can survive."... Judy Collins


John Coltrane
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane* Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnage Hall  In January, 2005, a Library of Congress researcher found a musical treasure tucked in a cardboard box -- a "lost" recording by Coltrane and Monk made in 1957. Released in September 27th, 2005, by Blue Note Records, in conjunction with Thelonious Records, this is the only full-length professional recording known to exist of a remarkable piece of jazz history and it is essential listening for all Monk and Coltrane fans.
*A Love Supreme (1965) Seemed strange to some jazz purists, but it sure did capture more adventurous listeners and rock fellow travelers such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, and the Byrds.
*Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws...John Coltrane

 


Country Joe and the Fish
Country Joe* Electric Music For The Mind And Body  (1967) Considered to be one of the 100 best Psychedelic albums of all time.
 
*I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die (1967) Classic

Flash forward to 2003, the original Country Joe Band has reunited and they have a very timely new single available. "Cakewalk to Baghdad" words and music by Bruce Barthol.
To hear the song, read the lyrics and purchase the single, visit the Country Joe website. and you can order the book there as wellCountry Joe and Me
*Country Joe and Me by Ron Cabral
A unique look at the emergence of Country Joe and the cultural, political, and musical revolution that blossomed in San Francisco and Berkeley during the 60s and early 70s. A must read for every Country Joe fan.


 


Cream
Cream* Disraeli Gears (1967) Formed 1966 in London, England. Disbanded 1968. During its relatively short lifespan, Cream revolutionized rock 'n' roll.

* The Very Best of Cream This CD is a compilation of Cream's pre-1970 releases, Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire, Goodbye, and various singles.You'll also appreciate the 12-page booklet, which includes some interesting historical information about the performer.

 

 

Credence Clearwater
Creadence Clearwater* Creedence Clearwater Revival (1st LP)  (1968) Their first album was a foreteller of the great songs to come.
* Green River (1969) No rock collection would be complete without this album.
* Willy and the Poor Boys  (1969)
* "Fortunate Son Fogerty's most ferocious political rant.
* Cosmo's Factory (Fantasy) (1970) One of rock's greatest moments.

"We play rock'n'roll. We don't go any deeper than that"... John Fogerty


 

Crosby, Stills, and NashCrosby,Stills and Nash
*Crosby, Stills & Nash (1st album 1969) Although they seemed like a simple gathering of friends, they really a summit meeting of cool hippie-rock aristocracy. David Crosby was a refugee from the Byrds, Stephen Stills had been part of the short-lived, fractious Buffalo Springfield, and Graham Nash had been a member of the harmony-driven British band the Hollies. They delivered a made-in-California sound that blended rock, country, folk, psychedelic, and plain old pop influences. Classic rock.
*Deja Vu
*4 Way Street 1971 an indispensible part of any collection.

"Thank you, we needed that. This is the second time we've ever played in front of people, man. We're scared shitless."...Stephen Stills at Woodstock

 

Miles Davis
Miles Davis Sketches in Spain* Kind of Blue(1956) Yea, I know it's earlier than the sixties but how can I mention Miles and not include my very favorites.
* Sketches in Spain(1960) Everyone should have this album.
* Bitches Brew (1969) Even chemically free it's still "Mind Blowin ".

"I'll play it first and tell you what it is later"...Miles Davis




Derek and the Dominos
Derek and the Dominos* Layla and other assorted Love Songs(1970) 
Layla stands as one of a handful of pillars of classic rock.
The short-lived ensemble that was the Dominos provided
an outlet for Eric Clapton to vent his then unrequited (and secret)
passion for the wife of his best friend, George Harrison




Dylan
Dylan* Bringing It All Back Home (1965) I pity anyone who has never been turned on to Dylan,
or this album.
* Highway 61 Revisited (1965) This is one of Dylan's best albums.
* Blonde On Blonde  (1966) Blonde is Blonde is one of those few albums that actually bring you to another place while you listen to it. 
* John Wesley Harding (1968) A quiet, reflective Dylan penned these songs following his disastrous motorcycle accident.
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." ...Dylan
"I can't tell you why other people write, but I write in order to keep my head from going insane"...Dylan (1963)


* Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back (DVD) Three decades since its initial theatrical run, Pennebaker's legendary film returns to the screen offering a behind-the-scenes account of a young Bob Dylan. This is a rare opportunity for a new generation to experience the making of a legend whose imperfect voice and soulful images had the power to transfix an audience of thousands.
Shot during Dylan's spring 1965 tour of England, which culminates in two concerts at London's Royal Hall, DONT LOOK BACK captures the 23-year-old Bob Dylan, (born Robert Zimmerman), as an enigmatic combination of ultimate performer and restless individual -- a man who refuses to acknowledge or accept the labels put on either himself or his music.

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Donovan * Doors * Grateful Dead * Pink Floyd * Aretha Franklin * George Harrison * Jimi Hendrix * Paul Horn
Jefferson Airplane * Juthro Tull * Elton John * Janis Joplin * John Lennon * LOVE * Lovin' Spoonful
Mamas And Poppas * Ray Manzarek * Scott Mckenzie * Steve Miller Blues Band * Joni Mitchell

Donovan
Donovan* Sunshine Superman  'Fly TransLove Airlines, get you there on time'. :-)
The Hurdy Gurdy Man  (1968)
Barabajagal  (1968)
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (1967) Donovan,one of my favorite songwriters.
Troubadour: The Definitive Collection, 1964-1976
More than poet/prophet/singer/songwriter, Donovan was The Troubadour.
"This tale is for us all to see what were the Greater Thoughts of the Sixties. By Greater Thoughts I mean the Dreams of our own turbulent youth, full of hope and belief in the Right Goodness for Unselfish Reasons, the end to War and the beginning of Understanding between all Men."..Donovan

 


Doors
Doors* The Doors(1967)
* Strange Days (1967) Classic Morrison, exploring the depths.
* The Doors [GOLD CD](1967) The Doors first album is a total stunner in this gold CD version.
* L.A. Woman(1971) The Doors last album before Jim Morisson died. It's full of blues and rock.

"I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no other meaning."..Jim Morrison
"This is the strangest life I've ever known."..Jim Morrison
"Whoever controls the media, controls the mind". ..Jim Morrison


The Doors DVD
* The Doors Collection (Collector's Edition)DVD This is a must-have disc for anyone who's ever been mesmerized by Jim Morrison and the late-1960s, early-'70s rock phenomenon known as the Doors.

 

 

The LordsJim Morrison's Poetry Books:
* The Lords, and the New Creatures, Poems
* Wilderness : The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison

* The American Night (The Writings of Jim Morrison, Vol 2)





Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man* I Never Loved a Man the Way That I Love You (1967) Aretha graduated from Princess to Queen with this album.
* Lady Soul (1968) Beautiful!!
* Spirit in the Dark This 1970 album remains among the high points of her Atlantic work.




Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead* Workingman's Dead(1970)Workingman's Dead is far and away the best Dead studio album.
* Fillmore West 19693 discs *****
* American Beauty (1970) This album contains some of the Dead's best songs.
* Fillmore East: April 1971 [LIVE]: April 1971. 4-CD All Deadheads, get it now!!!




Golden  Road
* The Golden Road (1965 - 1973)[LIVE] [BOX SET] Over 15 1/2 hours of music, including 7 hours of previously unreleased material.
* Far Out!! The Dead's nine Warner Bros. albums, digitally remastered, as well as a new 2-disc set, Birth of the Dead, featuring rare and previously unreleased recordings from the band's pre-Warner days. Plus a 100-page book chronicling the history of the Grateful Dead with rare photos, reproductions of memorabilia, an essay by longtime Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally and a completely updated discography.

"Our audience doesn't come to see theatrics . . they realize we're not performers, and that we're a group that's earnestly trying to accomplish something, and we don't quite know what it is."...Jerry Garcia

*
The Grateful Dead - DVD Downhill From Here
*
Grateful Dead - View from the Vault 1-3 DVD This three DVD set contains one each of:
View From The Vault I," &" View From The Vault II," and "View From The Vault III



George Harrison
George Harrison  All things pass* All Things Must Pass(1970) This is my favorite Harrison album, it is as fresh, crisp and engaging as it was all those years ago. It remains Harrison's unequaled masterpiece
* The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)2 Discs This concert in New York's Madison Square Garden was the crowning event of George Harrison public life, a gesture of great goodwill that captured the moment in history and produced some rousing music as a permanent legacy. Having been moved by his friend Ravi Shankar s appeal to help the homeless Bengali refugees of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, Harrison leaped to action, organizing on short notice what became the fore runner for the spectacular rock 'n' roll benefits of the 1980s and beyond.
The occasion also marked Dylan's return to live performance after a long absence.
Wonderwall Music (1971) The first album of George Harrison's solo career. Listen for Clapton riff on 'Ski-ing'

"Love one another"...George Harrison, his last words

 

Jimi Hendrix
* Electric Ladyland (1968) The greatest psychedelic blues ever conceived.
* Classic Albums - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland DVD Great footage of Hendrix and The Experience. This DVD is a rare insight into one of the truest musical genius of the 20th century.
* Band Of Gypsies Some of the finest guitar work Hendrix performed live.
Jimi at Berkeley * Jimi Plays Berkeley
DVD In 1970, Jimi Hendrix World-famous 1970 concert at the Berkeley Memorial Day Concert was taped on May 30, 1970, at the Berkeley Community Center during the Cry of Love tour. It is considered to be one of the best of the legendary guitar player's career. The show The 55-minute release features Billy Cox on bass, and Mitch Miller on drums. The band performs a number of Hendrix classics, including "Johnny B. Good," "Hear My Train a Comin'," "Purple Haze," "I Don't Live Today," "Hey Baby (New Rising Son)," "Lover Man," and, course, Jimi's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner."


* BBC Sessions [LIVE] This double-CD, 37-track collection of Jimi Hendrix Highlights from BBC Sessions recorded from early 1967 through 1969 is Jimi at his freshest. Including a 24 pg. info booklet w/ photos, this package is sure to please all Hendrix fans.
*First Rays of the New Rising Sun This was the unfinished studio album which Jimi Hendrix was working on at the time of his death and is the closest anyone will get to the final Hedrix album.

April 1, 1971 -- Six months after his death, Jimi Hendrix's "The Cry of Love" goes gold. It is the last LP on which the guitarist was a willing participant & some say it might have gone higher than #3 had it not been for an LP by another deceased rock star, "Pearl," by Janis Joplin.

"My hair is electric. It picks up all the vibrations."...Jimi




Paul Horn
Paul Horn* Inside the Taj Mahal I & II(1967,1968)
While in India to study meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1967,
Paul Horn visited the Taj Mahal and noticed the marvelous acoustics of the structure,and out of sheer curiosity, took his flute out of his bag to see what it sounded those beautiful walls. Inside the Taj Mahal was Horn's 14th recording,yet with that one spur of the moment idea, Horn created the
roots of the movement that would evolve into the New Age genre.
Paul Horn has recorded over forty albums during an illustrious career that has spanned four decades. He recently performed in concert with Stephen Kent, one of the world’s foremost performers and players of the didjerid, at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral. An inspiring performance!!


Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow* Surrealistic Pillow (1967)This album is the REAL deal. Gotta have it!
* After Bathing At Ba
xter's (Remaster) It's a collage of 1967, of San Francisco, of the Haight, of hope, of drugs. This has always been my favorite Airplane album.
* Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1969) Recorded Live at the Fillmore

""San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality" Paul Kantner



Juthro Tull
Thick as a Brick* Thick As A Brick (1972) a masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock, and one of the few works of its kind that still holds up after all these years.
* Aqualung (1971) Mixing hard-rock and folk melodies with Ian Anderson's dour musings on faith and religion (mostly how organized religion had restricted man's relationship with God), This was one of the most profoundly cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners .

"When the pressure pains are building and you're forced to join the rush in the race to mediocrity, so respectable and plush - While the child within is raging and threatens to break out -get off the endless corridor Make a timely turnabout.
Drive on the young side of life."...Ian Anderson


Elton John
Elton John Tumbleweed Connection* Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
One of the ten best albums of all time
"Love is The Opening Door,
Love is What We Came Here For"

* Honky Chateau (1972) The title song is about the evils of the city that uses New Orleans as a symbol of the irresistible urban lure.


"Love is the open door
Love is what we came here for" ... written by Lesley Duncan,
sung by Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, 1970
"Love Song" was one of the few songs to appear on a formal Elton John Studio album
which usually only feature songs by John and Bernie Taupin one of their regular collaborators
, to appear on a formal Elton John studio album



Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin* Big Brother And The Holding Company (originally released 1967)
The album that introduced the world to this top San Franciso band
* Cheap Thrills(1968) This album will always be a classic of its era frozen in time.
* I Got Them Ol' Kozmic Blues Again, Mama
* Pearl (1970)Janis's last album before her death in 1970



janis* Janis(1974)
"You know, it's a good thing people like me the way I am cause I damn sure wouldn't know how to change....Janis(1968)

 


"I'd rather not sing than sing quiet. Don't ask me to do that.
Doesn't make sense at all. Get somebody else.
Me, I stomp on the tune like an elephant. It's exciting. I'm going for it.
I'm going to shove that power right into you, right through you and you can't refuse it
I'm going to give it all I got and you know what? Why don't you do the same?
Scream, yell, howl at the moon, man, tear it up, kick the door in, pound the walls,
I'll be there doing it with you."....Janis(1968)

 


John Lennon
* Imagine(1971) A classic if ever there was one!
imagine
* Imagine (Deluxe Edition)DVD
1988 Andrew Solt, John Lennon , Yoko Ono
The personal film archives of Yoko Ono were utilized for this feature-length documentary on the life of John Lennon The film spends a lot of time recounting Lennon's antiwar activities, highlighted by a confrontation on a talk show hosted by conservative cartoonist Al Capp The title of the documentary is of course based on Lennon's idyllic ballad about a world free of hatred and discord.



LOVE
Love* Forever Changes [Deluxe Edition]  During their brief heyday -- lasting all of three albums -- they drew from Byrdish folk-rock, Stoneish hard rock, blues, jazz, flamenco, and even light orchestral pop to create a heady stew of their own. This third album by the L.A. folk-rock outfit led by inscrutable singer-songwriter Arthur Lee. The Forever Changes album of 1967 became a cult classic and Rolling Stone listed it as number 40 in its best 500 albums of all time.
* Comes in Colours (1967) Love was formed by Lee in in the mid-'60s in Los Angeles. Although only 20 at the time, Lee had already scuffled around the fringes of the rock and soul business for a couple of years. He had wrote and produced a single for Rosa Lee Brooks that Jimi Hendrix played on as session guitarist.

WEB LINKS:
Arthur Lee 1945-2006
Little Red Book video LOVE -Arthur Lee
Love -Alone Again video Arthur Lee
Love - You Set The Scene
Jim Morrison said on more than one occasion that Love was the band he wanted the Doors to be



Lovin' Spoonful
Lovin' Spoonful* Daydream
Formed: 1965, New York, NY Disbanded: 1968
* Anthology In 1991, after a two month rehearsal in the Berkshire Mts., the group started touring anew, visiting over 150 cities and countries worldwide and reaching out to a whole new audience in addition to those that have enjoyed their music over the years.
The name Lovin' Spoonful comes from a song by the great fingerpicking bluesman Mississippi John Hurt.


Mamas And Poppas
Mamas and Papas * If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966)
* The Mamas & the Papas - Greatest Hits

Cass Elliot:
* Dream A Little Dream The Cass Elliot Collection




Ray Manzarek
Manzarek Golden Scarab* The Golden Scarab
Ray Manzarek, the driving force, leader, and, along with Jim Morrison,
cofounder of The Doors in the summer of 1965.
This album is a spiritual journey in music.
Originally released 1973

"You'll be pure spirit some day, but darling, for today
drink a lemonade take a nap in the shade
Trust what you feel, what you feel is real."
...Ray Manzarek The Golden Scarab, a rock trip through Egypt

I got to dig Ray Manzarek backing Poet Micheal McClure playing at Yoshi's hot new Jazz Club here in San Francisco awhile backand McClure was smooth and cool as ever he was and Ray - the picture of healthly hipness., I do so love to see the beat go on!! ..Nicole, sfheart com

 

Scott Mckenzie
Scott McKenzie* San Francisco(1967)
"When you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair."







Steve Miller Blues Band
Steve Miller Number 5* Children Of The Future (1968) The first album of an incredible musician and band.
* Sailor (1968) The second album is a captivating music experience.
* Brave New World (1969) Highlight is Space Cowboy, perhaps the earliest song to feature what, a few years down the road, would be considered the trademark Steve Miller"sound".
* Number 5  (1970) Steve Miller, the first master of the old echo unit lets it shine here.

"I'm a joker/I'm a smoker/I'm a midnight toker..." The Joker



The Steve Miller Blues Band
Neon Rose #2
Matrix
Victor Moscoso
Jan 10, 1967
$220 - $475


Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchel* Blue (1967) !
* Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
* Clouds1969)


"We are stardust,we are golden,and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden."

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Moby Grape * John Mayall * The Moody Blues * Van Morrison * Monterey Pop * Mothers of Invention * Quicksilver Messenger Service
Otis Redding * New Riders of the Purple Sage * Rolling Stones * Santana * Sly and the Family Stone *Sons of Champlin
Ravi Shankar * Phoebe Snow * Steppenwolf * Cat Stevens * Three Dog Night * Woodstock * Youngbloods * Led Zeppelin

Moby Grape
Moby Grape* Moby Grape(1st LP) (1967) One of the great psychedelic bands to come out of the Bay Area in the 60s.
* Wow/Grape Jam(1967)Rose Colored Eyes is one of my favorites. It's groovy,man!
Formed San Francisco, 1966; disbanded 1969; re-formed occasionally since then.




John Mayall
Born: 11/29/33
Hometown: Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Debut: John Mayall’s Blues Breakers Crusade (1968)
Top Album Pick: USA Union (1970)
John Mayall Blues from Laurel Canyon
* Blues from Laurel Canyon (1968) Hard-to-find Classic Rock album. His one week holiday in LA in '68 and first trip to the States.
Mick Taylor was just about to join the Stones, Peter Green guests and Colin Allen's drumming is superlative...Jon Atack
* Blues Breakers (1966) John Mayall is most widely known for discovering Eric Clapton and several other famous artist.

"Sex - when it's good, it's very, very good. When it's bad, it's still all right - and that's what listening to Eric Clapton is like." Tom McGuinness

 

The Moody Blues
* Days of Future Passed Days of Future Passed1st Album(Nov. 11, 1967)
* In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
* On the Threshold of a Dream (1969)
* To Our Children's Children (1969)
* Question of Balance (1970)
* Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971)
* Seventh Sojourn(1972)
These first seven albums by Moody Blues are Original Recordings Remastered and now Reissued.

Their combination of progressive and psychedelic rock first brought The Moody Blues to the attention of Decca Records shortly after they formed in 1964. Wanting to avoid the hassles with record Companies that so many recording artists suffered they became in 1069 one of the first bands to successfully record under their own record label.
The Moody Blues are still recording and touring with original member Graeme Edge, John Lodge and Justin Hayward, both of whom joined the band in 1966.

"I'm just beginning to see... The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why." from the song, Tuesday Afternoon




Van Morrison
Van Morrison Astral Weeks* Astral Weeks (1968) 'Astral Weeks' is a work of poetic genius and one of my all time favorites.
* Saint Dominic's Preview (1972) Van captures almost the very sounds and images of San Francisco.
* Tupelo Honey (1971) Ohh Whee! Wild Nights are calling" :-)
* Moondance  (1970) This one has always "stoned me to my soul"

"Then we sat on our star and dreamed of the way that we were
and the way that we wanted to be."...Morrison

 


Monterey Pop
Montery Pop* DVD Monterey International Pop Festival [30th Anniversary Box Set] 4 Discs
* DVD The Complete Monterey Pop Festival - Criterion Collection
VHS (1968) Many legends of rock held their debut performances there, in front of an international audience, including Janis Joplin (who had not been heard outside San Francisco), the Who and Jimi Hendrix (who had been heard only in England at that time), and the San Francisco psychedelic pioneers (Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and the Fish, even Moby Grape). The festival also featured artists that were already popular, from the Swinging London-based Animals to the Los Angeles-based Byrds, and icons of the pop music world including Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, and Otis Redding. Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones was on hand to be MC.
One of the best rockumentaries of all time and a pivotal moment in the history of rock music

 

 

Mothers of Invention
Mothers of Invention * Freak Out! (1966) It is incredible!!! It is the first rock concept album, and Paul McCartney states it as a major influence for Sgt. Pepper!!!
* Absolutely Free (1967) No Zappa collection is complete without this one.
* We're Only In It For The Money  (1968) The issues treated in this are as relevant today as they were then.

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe,
and it has a longer shelf life."...Frank Zappa



Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon* Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) A great debut album for Pink Floyd, and for many, like it or not, this is really how Pink Floyd started, as British psychdelia.
* Ummagumma (1968) This is the peak of space music. When I saw them on the follow up tour, Roger Waters kept laughing instead of screaming on Careful with that axe Eugene, but on Ummagumma he is scary...Jon Atack
* Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

"I was in a pub when in walked Dave Gilmour saying 'I've just got the gig with Floyd and I'm getting £325 a week!' I thought, Enjoy it while you can, because without Syd that band's going nowhere..."John Etheridge

Pink Floyd - London 1966-1967 DVD


Pink Floyd - London DVD
* Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (Director's Cut) DVD

Pink Floyd filmed playing live, October 1971, in an ampitheatre in Pompeii at the ancient Roman amphitheatre, amid the ruins of Pompeii, which lies in the shadow of the still-active volcano of Mount Vesuvius.Original release date: 1974

 

 

Quicksilver Messenger ServiceQuicksilver
* Happy Trails Originally released in (1969) It can still make my hair stand on end.
* Quicksilver Messenger Service Originally released in 1968. I loved this outstanding psychedelic band

 


Quicksilver Messenger* Sons of Mercury (1968-1975)code
This 30 track two-discs is terrificand is the most comprehensive Quicksilver collection available to date.




Best of Quicksilver MessengerThe Best of Quicksilver Messenger
Formed San Francisco, 1964; disbanded 1975

John Cipollina is considered one of the fathers of the San Francisco psychedelic sound.
The founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service, was a unique and unforgettable psychedelic guitar legend.
Electric Guitarslinger.  All fans will want to have this Video Documentary about John Cipollina.
It contains archival concert footage as well as personal reflections from Bill Graham, Jerry Garcia, Nicky Hopkins, Martin Fierro, Merl Saunders, Dan Healy, Pete Sears, Nick Gravenites, David Freiberg, Peter Albin, Greg Elmore, Barry "The Fish" Melton, Spencer Dryden, and Paul Kantner, well as members of John's family.





Otis Redding
Otis Redding Dock of the Bay* Live in Europe(1967)"....no soul ever preached with more soul..."
* Dictionary of Soul:Complete and Unbelieveable(1966)
* The Dock of the Bay (1968)
Born Dawson, Georgia, September 9, 1941; died December 10, 1967.




New Riders of the Purple Sage
New Riders of the Purple Sage * New Riders of the Purple Sage  Originally released in 1971, with Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart in tow, and the Jefferson Airplane's Spencer Dryden playing what drums Hart didn't, plus Commander Cody at the piano, NRPS is some of the most spaced-out country-rock of the period.
* Powerglide Originally released in 1972. Powerglide is a fun record. and offers one virtue that the Dead, in particular, sometimes forgot they know how to end a song. :-)
"Sweet Lovin' One," "Duncan and Brady") and piano ("Lochinvar")Bill Kreutzmann and Nicky Hopkins also turn up but the best lead guitar work here comes courtesy of David Nelson and Buddy Cage, who plays the pedal steel.

"Anyone who enjoyed the Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead or American Beauty and wanted more also enjoyed The Riders of The Purple Sage"...Bruce Eder

 


Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet * Beggars Banquet (1968)
* Let It Bleed  (1969) What can you say about the stones that has not been said? this is the true stones at their best!
* Exile on Main St (1972)

When Mick was 40 years old and interviewed in the summer of 1983 by Rolling Stone Magazine:
Q: What about when you're 50?
Mick: 50? (laughs) FIFTY? Listen to this, FIFTY! It would be awful if I went on and tried to do things I couldn't do. But if the body is in good enough condition to be able to sing and have the breath and the legs... then there's no reason I shouldn't be able to do it for a few more years. But as soon as it starts to show... well, I'll see it on video. I'll see it straight away. Mick Jagger is currently still touring with the Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter DVD* The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Criterion Collection DVD
1970 Gimme Shelter has a double meaning: it's the title of a Rolling Stones song, and the feeling one has after witnessing this disturbing documentary. Filmmakers Albert Maysles and David Maysles concentrated his fly-on-the-wall cameras on the Stones' most fateful gig: the 1969 free concert at California's Altamont Speedway. To maintain crowd control, the Stones made the fatal error of engaging the services of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang. The chaotic results included the fatal stabbing of a spectator, which was recorded on film.
The Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus DVD* The Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus DVD
Fans of late '60s rock and roll will find this documentary to be a rare and precious jewel. It contains shining performances from The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton , John Lennon and Yoko Ono , and The Who. Originally planned as a television special in 1968, it was shelved shortly after filming because the manager of the Stones felt that another of the acts, The Who, upstaged them. Other performers include Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull ,and the only recently formed Jethro Tull.

 

Santana
Santana * Abraxas(1970) Considered by many the signature Santana album.
* Caravanserai (1972) My personal favorite.
* Santana 3 A must have for all Santana Fans.
* Santana I can never get enough of this music man!
Santana got his start by climbing up the fire escape of the Fillmore Auditorium, where he was confronted by Bill Graham, who admired the kid's hutspuh and allowed him to audition for future shows.
Graham sponsored the group at Woodstock, and Santana became a supergroup.
"For pure spirituality and emotion, Carlos Santana is number one."...Eric Clapton

note: The title of the album, Abraxas comes from a line from Herman Hesse's book Demian:
“ We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas...

Carlos Santana studied at Mission High in San Francisco. Carlos is an exemplar of devotion to family, hard work, teamwork, and lifelong learning. Born in Mexico, Carlos and his family made good in San Francisco. As a musician, Carlos mentors both veterans musicians and rising young stars. As a contributor to the community, Carlos funds the Milagro Foundation, which provides for educational needs.Carlos Santana is a man with a first-class mind, staying power, vision and spirituality, and a great heart.



Sly and the Family Stone
Sly and the Family Stone Stand* Stand (1969) Hippies with attitude (and serious soul moves), Stone and crew were one of the most influential and free-wheeling forces in R&B/rock.
* Essential Sly & Family Stone
Based in San Francisco, the Stone siblings-Sly on guitar and organ, Freddie guitar and Rosemary piano-burst out of the soul ghetto to hoover up all available influences (and other substances, apparently).




Sons of Champlin
Sons of Camplin Loosen Up Naturally
* Loosen Up Naturally (1968)
* Welcome to the Dance (1973)
* Secret On February 2, 2002, Sons of Champlin performed at The Ex'pression Center For New Media in Emeryville, California and the concert was webcast for the world to hear.Part of that amazing concert was made available on this CD. It includes 8 songs, although the bonus track, "Papa Play" isn't listed. There's a montage of photos on the inside of the foldout liner notes, most taken by some of the Sons' devoted fans over the past few years.
The Sons Of Champlin recorded seven critically acclaimed albums from 1968 to 1977, still they never managed to make it on the national scene. California and several regional areas of the U.S. knew them well, but that wasn't enough. The Sons of Champlin disbanded in 1977, but their fans never forgot them!

Twenty years after splitting up The Sons Of Champlin reorganized in 1997, adding Tom Saviano and Mic Gillette to their line up. Their music feels fresh and spirited. It's great that people once again have the opportunity to experience the magic of seeing and hearing them play as only they can.


Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar Live at Montery* Live At Monterey  (1967) Shankar explodes as if reacting to the loving energy
of the crowd in fitful ragas that drip with fruitful improvisation.
It was a wonderful enlightening experience for all of us fortunate to be there

 





Phoebe Snow
Phoebe Snow* Phoebe Snow  (1974) Since the release of her self-titled landmark debut in 1974, Snow has remained one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. Phoebe has collaborated with many prolific artists including; Jewel, Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Dave Mason, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Chaka Khan, Cece Peniston, Take 6, Michael Bolton, Thelma Houston and Mavis Staples.

Phoebe Snow may not qualify as hippie but because she is so very hip and cool, I simply must include her here...nicole,

 


Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf Live* Steppenwolf (1968)
* Live (1971)
* Steppenwolf (1972)
Steppenwolf's songs remain fixtures on classic-rock radio, and have been licensed for use in approximately 50 motion pictures and an even greater number of television programs. The first band to use the term "heavy metal" in the song "Born to Be Wild,written by ex-Sparrow member Dennis Edmonton, aka Mars Bonfire-became Steppenwolf's first major hit. Steppenwolf's punchy style helped to establish the fundamentals of the hard-rock sound that would flourish in the 1970s.

Like a true Nature's child, we were born, born to be wild ...Steppenwolf 


Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman* Tea for the Tillerman Originally(1970)
* Teaser And The Firecat Originally(1971)
* The Very Best Of Cat Stevens [released 2000]

"You know we've come a long way. We're changing day by day."
"Get your motor running Head out on the highway Lookin' for adventure"


Cat Stevens music is a blend of youth and wisdom, folk and pop, sacred and profane.
In the late '70's he converted to Islam, changed his name to Yusuf Islam and dropped out of the music business to persue his work in philanthropy. Now, 26 years after leaving the stage, he is revisiting some of his old hit songs in an effort to aid the overwhelming and still-growing peace movement that has swept the globe as war in the Middle East looms on the horizon.
Peace Trail available for free download. Visit his Yusif Islam website for the full story.

 


Three Dog Night
Three Day NightThe Complete Hit Singles
* Captured Live At The Forum (1969)
Celebrate: Three Dog Night Story
Three Dog Night scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, thanks to the slick, sometimes soulful vocal harmonies of singers Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells and an excellent ear for quality material.

 

 

Woodstock
Woodstock DVD * 3 Days of Peace & Music (The Director's Cut) DVD
It was 1969 -- the Summer of Love -- and some 400,000 people gathered on a farm in upstate New York to get down and naked to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby, and many, many others. This was more than just a music festival. It was a three-day celebration of the counterculture and everything for which it stood

 

 

Youngbloods
Youngbloods Euphoria* Euphoria 1965-1969
* Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods
*
Beautiful! Live in San Francisco 1971
originally released 1969, recorded after they had moved to Marin County from the East Coast. My personal favorite.
The players: Jesse Colin Young, singer/songwriter, Jerry Corbitt, Joe Bauer, and Lowell 'Banana' Levinger Though usually not considered as one of the top bands of the sixties, they did produce some excellent original songs,and were very popular.
The group broke up in 1972, and Jesse Colin Young went on to have a long and moderately successful career as a solo singer/songwriter. The band's reading of Dino Valenti's "Get Together" became the anthem of the flower-power era.

"Come on now people, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try and love one another right now"

 


Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin* Led Zeppelin((1969) This is the album that sent the Band Led Zepplin into rapid stardom,
* Led Zeppelin II Originally released in 1969. If you are wondering where heavy metal started, This is it!
* Led Zeppelin IV (1971)This album is obviously Led Zeppelin's crowning achievement.
In March 29, 1971, Led Zeppelin registered all six of its albums on the charts simultaneously, a feat never before made in pop history.

"We want to be known as the pop group that launched the 1970s"...Jimmy Page
There's a feeling I get, when I look to the west, and my spirit is longing for leaving... Led Zeppelin


How the West Was Won
* How the West Was Won - a three-CD set recorded during a 1972 California swing, and it captures Zep in prime swagger.



Led Zeppelin DVD
* Led Zeppelin DVD
This 102-minute set presents 12 numbers that include Led Zeppelin's I Can't Quit You Baby,Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times and Communication Breakdown, Led Zeppelin II,Whole Lotta Love, What Is and What Should Never Be,Moby Dick and Bring It On Home. We're Gonna Groove Was a then-unreleased number that would appear eventually on the catchall collection Coda, while White Summer covered the Yardbirds. Finally, Led Zep covered Eddie Cochran via C;mon Everybody and Something Else


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Rave
Before the word (Rave) became associated with 1980s electronic music, it was a common term used regarding the music of mid-60s garage rock and psychedelia bands, ie:, The Yardbirds' album in the US called "Having a Rave Up") Besides being us a description of partying at such garage events in general, the "rave-up" referred to a specific crescendo moment near the end of a song where the music was played faster, heavier more intense soloing or elements of controlled feedback. Rave was later part of the title of an electronic music performance event held on 28 January 1967 at London's Roundhouse titled the "Million Volt Light and Sound Rave", an event featuring the only known public airing of an experimental piece created for the occasion by Paul McCartney of "The Beatles". With the swift changes of British pop culture from the mod era of 1963–1966to the hippie era of 1967 and beyond, the term fell out of popular usage until the 1980"s.
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