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Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970

Various Artists

Initial release : 2007

Rhino

A 4 CD box set of Bay Area music from 1965 to 1970. Includes Can't Come Down by the (pre-Dead) Warlocks, The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) from the first Grateful Dead LP and the single version of Dark Star by the Grateful Dead. The remaining 74 tracks cover a wide range of well known and lesser known Bay Area groups from the Beau Brummels to Janis Joplin and Fifty Foot Hose to the Flamin' Groovies.

Tracks

CD 1: Seismic Rumbles;

  • Let's Get Together - Dino Valenti
  • I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe & The Fish
  • You Were On My Mind - We Five
  • Number One - The Charlatans
  • Can't Come Down - The Warlocks
  • Don't Talk to Strangers - The Beau Brummels
  • Anything - The Vejtables
  • It's No Secret - Jefferson Airplane
  • Johnny Was a Good Boy - The Mystery Trend
  • Free Advice - The Great Society
  • Mr. Jones (A Ballad Of a Thin Man) - The Grass Roots
  • Stranger In a Strange Land - Blackburn & Snow
  • Who Do You Love - Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • She's My Baby - The Mojo Men
  • Coffee Cup - The Wildflower
  • Live Your Own Life - The Family Tree
  • Fat City - The Sons Of Champlin
  • Human Monkey - The Frantics
  • Bye Bye Bye - The Tikis
  • Section 43 - Country Joe & The Fish
  • Hello Hello - The Sopwith Camel
CD 2: Suburbia;
  • Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
  • Got Love - The Front Line
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed - The Mourning Reign
  • Foolish Woman - The Oxford Circle
  • My Buddy Sin - The Stained Glass
  • Streetcar - The Otherside
  • Suzy Creamcheese - Teddy & His Patches
  • Rubiyat - The Immediate Family
  • Rumors - Syndicate Of Sound
  • Sometimes I Wonder - The Harbinger Complex
  • Want Ad Reader - The New Breed
  • I'm a Good Woman - The Generation
  • No Way Out - The Chocolate Watchband
  • Hey I'm Lost - Butch Engle & The Styx
  • I Love You - People
  • America - Public Nuisance
  • Fly To New York - Country Weather
  • Thing In 'E' - The Savage Resurrection
  • Hearts To Cry - Frumious Bandersnatch
CD 3: Summer Of Love;
  • Alabama Bound - The Charlatans
  • Carl Street - The Mystery Trend
  • Somebody To Love - The Great Society
  • Superbird - Country Joe & The Fish
  • Two Days 'Till Tomorrow - The Beau Brummels
  • Omaha - Moby Grape
  • Up & Down - The Serpent Power
  • The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) - Grateful Dead
  • Codine - Quicksliver Messenger Service
  • Down On Me - Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • Think Twice - Salvation
  • White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
  • Roll With It - Steve Miller Band
  • Why Did You Put Me On - Notes From The Underground
  • Underdog - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
  • Glue - The Ace Of Cups
  • Soul Sacrifice - Santana
  • The Bells - The Loading Zone
CD 4: The Man Can't Bust Our Music;
  • Evil Ways - Santana
  • Red the Sign Post - Fifty Foot Hose
  • Lemonaide Kid - Kak
  • 1982-A - The Sons Of Champlin
  • How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away - Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
  • Amphetamine Gazelle - Mad River
  • Quicksilver Girls - Steve Miller Band
  • Revolution - Mother Earth
  • Murder In My Heart For the Judge - Moby Grape
  • Light Your Windows - Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • I'm Drowning - Flamin' Grooves
  • Portrait Of the Artists As a Young Lady - Seatrain
  • White Bird - It's A Beautiful Day
  • Dark Star - Grateful Dead
  • Fool - Blue Cheer
  • Mexico - Jefferson Airplane
  • Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
  • Get Together - The Youngbloods
Musicians

Can't Come Down;

  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - keyboards
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion);
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - drums
  • Phil Lesh - bass
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan) - keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob Weir - guitar
Dark Star;
  • Tom Constanten - keyboard
  • Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Hart - percussion
  • Robert Hunter - vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann - percussion
  • Phil Lesh - bass guitar, vocals
  • Pigpen (Ron McKernan)- vocals, congas
  • Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
For information about musicians on other tracks follow the links given below for the track sources.

Related releases

The Grateful Dead related tracks on this compilation are taken from the following sources.

Can't Come Down was recorded in 1965 but was not officially released until it's inclusion on;

The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) was originally released on; Dark Star is the single version, originally released on;

The original release sources for the other tracks (where known) are as follows.

Let's Get Together;

  • Source information will be added when confirmed
I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag is the EP version originally released on; You Were On My Mind was originally released on a single and LP; Number One is a demo recorded for Autumn Records in Autumn 1965. It was first released on Don't Talk to Strangers was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Don't Talk To Strangers / In Good Time), The Beau Brummels, 1965
  • The Beau Brummels, Vol. 2, The Beau Brummels, 1965
Anything was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Vejtables album until 1995;
  • Single (I Still Love You / Anything), The Vejtables, 1965, Autumn 15
  • Feel ... The Vejtables, The Vejtables, 1995
It's No Secret was originally released on a single and LP; Johnny Was a Good Boy was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Mystery Trend album until 1999;
  • Single (Johnny Was A Good Boy / A House On The Hill), The Mystery Trend, 1967
  • So Glad I Found You, Mystery Trend, 1999
Free Advice was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Great Society album until 1995;
  • Single (Someone To Love / Free Advice), The Great Society, 1965
  • Born To Be Burned, The Great Society, 1995
Mr. Jones (A Ballad Of a Thin Man) was released in 1966 as a single;
  • Single, The Grass Roots, 1966
Stranger In a Strange Land was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Blackburn & Snow album until 1999; Who Do You Love is a demo version. It is possibly the same version that was released on; She's My Baby was released on two singles in 1966. It was not released on a Mojo Men album until 1996;
  • Single (She's My Baby / Fire In My Heart), The Mojo Men, 1966, Autumn 27
  • Single (She's My Baby / Do The Hanky Panky), The Mojo Men, 1966, Reprise 0486
  • Whys Ain't Supposed To Be, The Mojo Men, 1996
Coffee Cup was originally released on a compilation; Live Your Own Life was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Prince Of Dreams / Live Your Own Life), Family Tree, 1967
Fat City was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Sons Of Champlin album until 1999;
  • Single (Sing Me a Rainbow / Fat City), Sons Of Champlin, 1967
  • Fat City, The Sons Of Champlin, 1999
Human Monkey was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Human Monkey / Someday), The Frantics, 1966, Action 113
Bye Bye Bye (The Tikis);
  • Source information will be added when confirmed
Section 43 is the EP version first released on; Hello Hello was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Hello, Hello / Treadin'), Sopwith Camel, 1967, Kama Sutra KA 217
  • Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Camel, 1967
Psychotic Reaction was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Psychotic Reaction / They're Gonna Get You), The Count Five, 1966, Double Shot 104
  • Psychotic Reaction, The Count Five, 1966
Got Love (The Front Line);
  • Source information will be added when confirmed
Satisfaction Guaranteed was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Mourning Reign album until 1998;
  • Single (Satisfaction Guaranteed / Our Fate), The Mourning Reign, 1966, Link-MR 1 The Mourning Reign, The Mourning Reign, 1998
Foolish Woman was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Foolish Woman / Mind Destruction), Oxford Circle, 1966, World United 1002
My Buddy Sin was originally released on a single;
  • Single (My Buddy Sin / Vanity Fair), Stained Glass, , 1966, RCA 47-8952
Streetcar was released on a compilation. Uncertain if there was an earlier release of the song; Suzy Creamcheese was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Suzy Creamcheese / From Day To Day), Teddy & His Patches, 1967, Chance 668
Rubiyat was recorded in 1967 but was not released until its inclusion on; Rumors was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Rumours / The Upper Hand), Syndicate Of Sound, 1966, Bell 646
  • Little Girl, Syndicate Of Sound, 1966
Sometimes I Wonder was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Sometimes I Wonder / Tomorrow's Soul Sound), Harbinger Complex, 1966, Amber 8999
Want Ad Reader was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Want Ad Reader / One More For The Good Guys), The New Breed, 1966, World United 001
I'm a Good Woman (The Generation);
  • Source information will be added when confirmed
No Way Out was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-In) / No Way Out), Chocolate Watch Band, 1966, Tower 373
  • No Way Out, Chocolate Watch Band, 1967
Hey I'm Lost was originally released on a single. It was not released on a Butch Engle & The Styx album until 2000; I Love You (People);
  • Source information will be added when confirmed
America was recorded in 1968 but was not released until its inclusion on; Fly To New York was recorded in 1969 or 1970 but was not officially released until it's inclusion on; Thing In 'E' was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Thing In "E" / Fox Is Sick), The Savage Resurrection, 1968, Mercury 72778
  • The Savage Resurrection, The Savage Resurrection, 1968
Hearts To Cry was originally released on an EP; Alabama Bound is probably a demo from 1967 (subsequently released on The Amazing Charlatans) but it may be the version from their first LP; Carl Street was recorded in 1967 but was not released on a Mystery Trend album until 1999; Somebody To Love is the live album version originally released on; Superbird was originally released on; Two Days 'Till Tomorrow was originally released on a single;
  • Single (Don't Make Promises / Two Days 'Till Tomorrow), The Beau Brummels, 1967, Warner Brothers 7014
Omaha was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Omaha / Someday), Moby Grape, June 1967, Columbia 44173
  • Moby Grape, Moby Grape, 1967
Up & Down was originally released on the LP; Codine is possibly a version that was released on; Down On Me (Big Brother & The Holding Company) is a live version;
  • Source information will be added when confirmed
Think Twice was originally released on a single and an LP;
  • Salvation, Salvation, 1967
  • Single (Think Twice / Love Comes In Funny Packages), Salvation, 1968, ABC 11025
White Rabbit was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (White Rabbit / Plastic Fantastic Lover), Jefferson Airplane, 1967
  • Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane, 1967
Roll With It was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Sittin' ln Circles / Roll With It), Steve Miller Band, 1968, Capitol 2156
  • Children Of The Future, Steve Miller Band, 1968
Why Did You Put Me On was originally released on the LP; Underdog was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (I Want to Take You Higher / Underdog), Sly & The Family Stone, 1967, Epic 10229
  • Whole New Thing, Sly & The Family Stone, 1967
Summertime Blues was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Summertime Blues/Out of Focus), Blue Cheer, 1968, Philips 40516
  • Vincebus Eruptus, Blue Cheer, 1968
Glue was recorded in the late 1960's but was not released on an Ace Of Cups album until 2004; Soul Sacrifice was originally released on the LP; The Bells was originally released on the LP; Evil Ways was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Evil Ways / Waiting), 1970, Columbia 45069
  • Santana, Santana, 1969
Red the Sign Post was originally released on the LP; Lemonaide Kid was originally released on the LP;
  • Kak, Kak, 1968
1982-A was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (1982-A / Black And Blue Rainbow), The Sons Of Champlin, 1968, Capitol 2437
  • Loosen Up Naturally, The Sons Of Champlin, 1969
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away (Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks);
  • Source information will be added when confirmed
Amphetamine Gazelle was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Amphetamine Gazelle/High All The Time), Mad River, 1968, Capitol 2310
  • Mad River, Mad River, 1968
Quicksilver Girls was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Living In The USA / Quicksilver Girl), Steve Miller Band, 1968, Capitol 2287
  • Sailor, Steve Miller Band, 1968
Revolution was originally released on a single and on a movie soundtrack album;
  • Single (Revolution / Stranger In My Own Home Town), Mother Earth, 1968, United Artists 50303
  • Revolution Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1968
Murder In My Heart For the Judge was originally released on; Light Your Windows was originally released on; I'm Drowning was originally released on; Portrait Of the Artists As a Young Lady was originally released on; White Bird was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (White Bird / Wasted Union Blues), It's A Beautiful Day, 1969, Columbia 44928
  • It's A Beautiful Day, It's A Beautiful Day, 1968
Fool was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Fool / Ain't That The Way), Blue Cheer, 1970, Philips 40682
  • Blue Cheer, Blue Cheer, 1970
Mexico was recorded at the start of 1970 but was not released until it's inclusion on; Mercedes Benz is possibly the version released on;
  • Pearl, Janis Joplin, 1971
Get Together was originally released on a single and LP;
  • Single (Get Together / All My Dreams Blue), The Youngbloods, 1967, RCA-9264
  • The Youngbloods, The Youngbloods, 1967
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