The 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
Eric Burdon & The Animals
Oct 19, 1967 - Oct 21, 1967
@ Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
Original Poster by artist Bonnie Maclean
*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
*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 (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.
~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 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.
*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