Friday, July 31, 2015


So technically  I am not here posting this item ~( still on a break somewhat) So you may chose to ignore  this post if you deem so however I am sure you will want to give it a listen and try to refrain from joining in on your chosen "Air" instrument / In fact I dare you to listen to these tunes and refrain from from joining in on the air guitar or drums  I found myself to be a true rocker joining in on the second song and really had to refrain on number one since it starts with my all time favorite guitar riff. Can you resist air harmonica on Mystic Eyes or air saxophone on California Man ?/ So give a listen  let me know what tune hooked you and should you claim to make through all songs the I guess you fail to meet the standards of Air Guitarist Extraordinaire   It is absolutely impossible to make to to #24 Which is considered by many to be the ultimate air guitar song ever made  ( OMO) Hope you all are  enjoying the summer and I  will be back shortly

I would have sworn I heard her say....Old Guys Rule !!

Sunday, July 12, 2015


With this posting I think I need to take some time away from this blog. Maybe the summer months have got everyone busy on other things but the visits to the site have slowed done. I  have noticed in tha last few weeks that most of the music sites are posting less. I know my selections are only searched for  by a limited audience. Maybe the old hippies are reaching their final days. Just the thought of a world without the boomers music makes me cringe. I am hoping that with this break I can return in a better frame of mind and with a re--newed interest.. Has anyone ever thought about what the Yankees may have done if Babe Ruth came to bat 450 times in the season but only hit
home runs?

I will return after a while. and hope you are still with me.


“Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light? Or just another lost angel..". City of Night? ”   
  Jim Morrison

01 new york city - t-rex
02 streets of baltimore - gram parsons
03 born in boston -  a group called smith
04 philadelphia - neil young
05 chicago (we can change the world) - graham nash
06 what made milwaukee famous - commander cody
07 city of new orleans - arlo guthrie
08 wkrp in cincinnati - steve csrlise
09 greenville to birmingham - drive by truckers
10 nashville cats - lovin' spoonful
11 memphis - barbarians
12 kansas city - liqurice john death
13 st. louis - easybeats
14 tulsa turnaround - poco
15 omaha - moby grape
16 amarillo - emmylou harris
17 san antonio - pure prarie league
18 el paso - marty robbins
19 ooh las vegas - gram parsons
20 portland woman - new riders of the purple sage
21 white boy from sacremento - timothy b schmit
22 hollywood blues - mill vally bunch
23 i love l.a. - randy newman
24 san francisco(wear some flowers) - scott mckenzie


01 hot 'lanta - allman brothers band
02 crazy fingers - jazz is dead
03 witch's moon - quicksilver messenger service
04 spanush harlem - sneaky pete kleinow
05 nashville west - byrds
06 dancing couple - joy of cooking
07 defrost - albert collins
08 overture - who
09 deleverance - steve miller band
10 cleo's mood jr.walker & the all-stars
11 shine - be bop deluxe
12 from mighty oaks - ray thomas
13 wave - spirit
14 slaughter on 10th avenue - mick ronson
15 nights in white satin - shadows
16 woodchopper's ball = ten years after
17 paint it black - suprertones
18 righteous =- merl saunders
19 silly putty - stanley clark
20 maui - big brother & the holding company
21 walking with mr.lee- lee allen & his band
22 ghost walk - capers
23 mudmen - pink floyd
24 distorto - grateful dead

Friday, July 10, 2015


Joy of Cooking was an American music ensemble formed in 1967 in Berkeley, California. Identified with the hippie culture, the band's music melded rock & roll with folk, blues and jazz. The band released three studio albums on Capitol Records in the early 1970s, as well as a minor hit single in 1971, "Brownsville". With bandleaders Terry Garthwaite and Toni Brown, Joy of Cooking was one of the earliest female-fronted bands in rock music history.

Joy of Cooking was led by pianist Toni Brown and guitarist Terry Garthwaite.The rest of the band consisted of bass guitarist David Garthwaite (Terry's brother), drummer Fritz Kasten and percussion player Ron Wilson. Keyboard player Stevie Roseman replaced Toni Brown for a time and bass players Happy Smith and eventually Jeff Neighbor replaced David Garthwaite on bass guitar.

The band's music was a mix of hippie sensibilities with rock, blues, folk and jazz, and the lyrics often reflected feminist themes

Joy of Cooking
September 5, 1971
Pacific High Recording Studios
San Francisco, California, USA

As broadcast by KSAN-FM San Francisco from a low gen. reel Very decent sound quality -

Toni Brown-vocals piano
Terry Garthwaite-vocals, guitar
Jeff Neighbor-bass
Fritz Kasten-drums
Ron Wilson-congas 

01  Bad Luck Blues
02  1000 Miles
03  Humpty Dumpty
04  Too Late But Not Forgotten
05  Brownsville > Mockingbird
06  First Time Last Time
07  Closer To The Ground
08  Laugh Don't Laugh

Sunday, July 5, 2015

M - 16

01 jumpin' jack flash - anandar shankar
02 albert's shuffle - al kooper & mike bloomfield
03 elenore rigby - jerry garcia
04 cool million - lovin' spoonful
05 stoned - rolling stones
06 expectations - savage resurrection
07 crosstown traffic - phil upchurch
08 fluff - black sabbath
09 chock lite puddin' merl saunders
10 free flight - ted nugent's amboy dukes
11 space jam - spirit
12 too close to the sun - ray manzarek
13 majesty's honky tonk - rolling stones
14 candle of life - moody blues
15 nuages - king crimson
16 classical gas - mason williams
17 foggy mountain breakdown - lester flatt & earl scruggs
18 tanyet - ceylieb people
19 aim the vimana toward the dorian sector = orange alabaster mushroom
20 fool's go;d - poco
21 the storm - hunters
22 dark side of the mushroom - chocolate watchband
23 uncle jam - ten years after
24 insrumental in f minor - electric prunes

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Original artwork By Franflow

Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Blues #3 – Brilliant Outtakes, Demos, Sessions & More (1967/1970)

A very nice set. Worth it alone for the great jam on Blue Suede Blues.

01 - #3 (2:12)
Inst. Outtake from AYE Sessions - Olympic Studio, London April 3rd 1967
02 - If 6 Was 9 (5:57)
Alternate Recording, Olympic Studio, London 1967
03 - Little Wing (3:23)
Inst. Demo Take 1 - Olympic Studio, London October 25th 1967
04 - Little Mis Lover (2:21)
Alternate version - Olympic Studio, London October 1st,3rd 1967
05 - Sweet Angel (4:11)
Inst. Demo of Angel - Olympic Studio, London November 13th, December 28th 1967
06 – Somewhere (3:48)
Early Demo - Sound Center, New York - March 1968
07 - It's Too Bad (8:52)
Record Plant, New York - February 11th 1969
08 - Earth Blues (4:08)
Alternate Version with backing vocals by the Ronettes - Record Plant, New York, Dec. 19th 1969
09 - Cherokee Mist (6:02)
Unreleased Version - Electric Lady Studios, New York, June 24th 1970
10 - Purple Haze (2:56)
Take 1 - DeLane Lea Studios, London, Jan-Feb 1967
11 - The Things I Used To Do (4:06)
Vocal Take #4 with Stephen Stills/J. Winter/Dallas Taylor - Record Plant, New York, May 1969
12 - Room Full Of Mirrors (2:58)
Record Plant, New York, November 17th 1969
13 - Gypsy Eyes (4:14)
Acoustic Demo

Bonus tracks:
14 - Seven Dollars In My Pocket Blues (10:39)
Unreleased Demo
15 - Heartbreak Hotel/Blue Suede Shoes (11:35)
Record Plant, New York, January 23rd 1970

Total time 01:17:22

Friday, July 3, 2015


Rapture in the Chambers was a 1988 album by Spirit. It remains the only Spirit LP or CD still out of print So I thought you Spirit fans would enjoy it.

It was their first "proper" album since their 1976 album Farther Along, which had featured almost the entire original line-up (Jay Ferguson, who was concentrating on his solo career, was absent). Their albums since that time had mostly consisted of archival releases, live albums, a re-union attempt, and Future Games, which is largely considered to be a Randy California solo album in everything but name. It was also their final album for an established label, IRS Records.

The primary line-up for this album was Randy, Ed and John Locke. Mark Andes also appeared on two tracks, and Randy's sister Janet provided harmony vocals on Hard Love.

Track listing

   1. Hard Love
   2. Love Tonight
   3. Thinking Of
   4. Rapture In The Chambers
   5. Mojo Man
   6. Contact
   7. The Prisoner
   8. One Track Mind
   9. Enchanted Forest
  10. Human Sexuality
  11. Shera Princess Of Power
  12. End Suite.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


After the failed attempt at a band reunion (all original members)  in 1974-75 the Beau Brummels tried again 10 years later with new members.. They did manage to release a new single but to no avail . Declan Mulligan should be credited for trying to keep the group together

In my own opinion their 75 reunion LP was pretty good. I still enjoy hearing these guys and their style of music,
The Beau Brummels in 1984
Decaln Mulligan. Terry Thorn, Sal Valentino.. Jim Moyles & John Hjort

beau brummels 
San Francisco 
golden gate park

01 - Intros
02 Love can Fall A long Way Down
03 Melody
04 Just A Little
05 Native Sons 
06 Goldrush
07 Pot Of Steel
08 Sad Little Girl
09 Watching The Night To End
10 Laugh Laugh
11 Back To Life
12 Hard Time Lovin'
13 Goodbye
14 Black Is Black( encore)


01 let's go away for a while - beach boys
02 69 guitars - 69 cats
03 simple simon - move
04 last band on side one - big brother & the holding company
05 apache - babe ruth
06 sage and spirit - grateful dead
07 rot gut- ted nugent & the amboy dukes
08 black pit - steppenwolf
09 untitled lullaby - budgie
10 suntronics - spirit
11 walk in santiago - country joe mcdonald
12 promise her anything but give her arpeggio - big brother
13 i live in conneticutt - aerosmith
14 banjo - jefferson airplane
15 blt - lee oskar
16 they laughed when i sat at the piano - egg
17 we are not alone -  frank zappa
18 pali gap - jimi hendrix
19 sugar cube - electric tommorrow
20 time is tight - booker t & the mg's
21 honky tonk - moby grape
22 from way out to way under - shadows of knight
23 after forever - black sabbath
24 epitaph - king crimson