Saturday, January 14, 2017

SMILE ON YOUR BROTHER




"Get Together", also known as "Let's Get Together", is a song written in the mid-1960s by American singer-songwriter Chet Powers, also known as Dino Valenti

  The song is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting the polarity of love versus fear, and the choice to be made between them. It is best remembered for the impassioned plea in the lines of its refrain, which is repeated several times in succession to bring the song to its conclusion.

The song was originally recorded as "Let's Get Together" by the Kingston Trio and released on June 1, 1964, on their album Back in Town While it was not released as a single, this version was the first to bring the song to the attention of the general public. The Kingston Trio often performed it live.

A version of the song first broke into the top forty in 1965, when We Five, produced by Kingston Trio manager Frank Werber, released "Let's Get Together" as the follow-up to their top ten hit "You Were on My Mind". While it did not achieve the same level of success as the other, "Let's Get Together" provided the group with a second top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it peaked at #31. It would be their last hit record.

In 1967, the Youngbloods released their version of the song under the title "Get Together". It became a minor Hot 100 hit for them, peaking at #62 and reaching #37 on the US adult contemporary chart. However, renewed interest in the Youngbloods' version came when it was used in a radio public service announcement as a call for brotherhood by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The Youngbloods' version, the most-remembered today, was re-released in 1969, peaking at #5 on the
 Billboard Hot 100.
01  youngbloods
02  dino valenti
03  we five
04  california poppy pickers
05  hp lovecraft
06  hamilton camp
07  stone ponies( linda ronstadt)
08  jefferson airplane
09  cryan' shames
10  kim richey
11  yankee dollar
12  david crosby
13  joni mitchell
14  kingston trio
15  caculas
16  dave clark five
17  family album
18  carolyn hester coalition
19  a groue called smith
20  big mountain  
21  ultimate spinach
22  indigo girls 
23  sunshine company
24  neil & peggy young









                                                             






7 comments:

Anonymous said...

No link ?

Mystere2 said...

link working?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who is doing track 5, but it sounds very cool with nice mandolin fills. Thanks for a great collection.

Bob W.

Anonymous said...

In searching for recordings of the song in order to find the unknown artist, I did find HP Lovecraft's version. Also very nice with what sounds like a penny whistle.

Bob W.

david said...

David Crosby also did a version in 1964 at World Pacific Studios. It's on the Byrds Preflyte Sessions release

Tom_Wheeler said...

You missed my favorite version, The Staple Singers.

Anonymous said...

I haven't checked it out yet, but I'm willing to bet Track 5 is Seals & Croft.

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