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


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