Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Stoneground was a rock band formed in 1970 in Concord, California. Originally a trio, Stoneground expanded to a 10-piece band by the time of their eponymous 1971 debut album. The group appeared in two films, Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) and Dracula AD 1972 (1972), and released three albums before singer Sal Valentino quit in 1973. Three other band members - Cory Lerios, Steve Price and David Jenkins - left to form pop group Pablo Cruise. Stoneground continued as an act through 1982, with only Tim Barnes and Annie Sampson remaining from the early incarnation of the band. Barnes and Price led a reformed Stoneground in 2003 and released a studio album the following year. 


Live at Winterland, San Francisco, CA; March 26, 1972. Very good KSAN FM broadcast.

Track 01. Black Sheep Boy/Don’t Make Promises 6:04
Track 02. Highway 61 Revisited/Don’t Make Promises 7:09 
Track 03. talk/song intro 0:31
Track 04. Great Change 3:44 )
Track 05. Love’s Made A Fool Of You 4:50 
Track 06. Ajax 4:41 )
Track 07. Gonna Have A Good Time 4:25 )
Track 08. Won’t Be Long 4:10
Track 09. Richland Woman 3:55 )
Track 10. Total Destruction To Your Mind 5:22
Track 11. thanks/KSAN announcer 1:21
Track 12. Stroke Sand 6:46 
Track 13. final thanks 0:14
54 mins

Sal Valentino: guitars,vocals
Lynne Hughes: vocals
Deirdre La Porte: vocals
Lydia Moreno: vocals
Annie Sampson: vocals
Tim Barnes: guitars, vocals
John Blakeley: guitars
Terence V Clements: horns
Cory Lerios: keyboards, vocals
David McCullough: bass
Steve Price: drums, percussion


drogos said...

one more gem on your blog. Many thanks for sharing and congratulations for keeping this blog at a so high level.
Best regards,

Anonymous said...

Bill, do you by chance happen to have a copy of Medicine Ball Caravan? I've never been able to find a digital copy although I had 2 scratchy copies of the record. There are versions of songs on it that can't be found anywhere else.
Thanks, steVe

JohnnyDiego said...

I saw Stoneground in a small club in Boulder, CO. sometime in the summer of 1972. I smuggled in a small cassette tape recorder, put it on my table, and recorded 45 minutes. The sound quality was terrible but back then I would pop a cassette into my car cassette player (that cost a pretty penny to install) and drive to school in Denver listening to Stoneground and anything else I damn well wanted to, instead of the radio, which played nothing but crap.
Thanks for the post. I'll put it on my iPod, plug it into my car system, and enjoy the ride.

24HOURDEJAVU said...

steVe I do have Medice Ball I will post it for yoy today or tomorrow


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this one Bill - great stuff ! One of my all-time favourite bands.

Bert Salmon

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for another gem from this fantastic band

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