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The Life & Times of Country Joe & the Fish From Haight-Ashbury To Woodstock

Country Joe & The Fish

Initial release : 1979 ?

Vanguard VSD-27/28

Compilation of tracks from the five Country Joe & The Fish LPs, though the bulk of the collection is drawn from the first two albums..

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  • I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag (McDonald)
  • Bass Strings (McDonald)
  • Flying High (McDonald)
  • Porpoise Mouth (McDonald)
  • An Untitled Protest (McDonald)
  • Who Am I (McDonald)
  • Grace (McDonald)
  • Waltzing in the Moonlight (Hirsh/Melton)
  • Death Sound Blues (McDonald)
  • Janis (McDonald)
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (Melton)
  • Superbird (McDonald)
  • Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine (McDonald)
  • Marijuana (Cohen/Hirsh/McDonald/Melton/Ryan)
  • Rock & Soul Music/Love (Barthol/Cohen/Gunning/Hirsh/McDonald/Melton)
  • Crystal Blues (McDonald)
  • Masked Marauder (McDonald)
  • The Love Machine (Melton)
  • The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To Rag (McDonald)

The musicians on these tracks are;

  • Country Joe McDonald - guitar, organ, harmonica, tambourine, bells, vocals
  • Barry Melton - guitar, kazoo, vocals
  • Bruce Barthol - bass, harmonium, vocals
  • Chicken Hirsh - drums, congas, bells, wine bottles, sand blocks, castanets, music box, vocals
  • David Cohen - guitar, calliope, piano, organ, harpsichord, bells, vocals
  • Jack Casady - bass (Crystal Blues)
  • Greg Dewey - drums (Sing, Sing, Sing and The Love Machine)
  • Mark Kapner - keyboards (Sing, Sing, Sing and The Love Machine)
  • Doug Metzner - bass (Sing, Sing, Sing and The Love Machine)
  • Carl Shrager - Washboard (1st version of I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag)
  • Bill Steel - bass (1st version of I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag)
  • Mike Beardslee - harp, vocals (1st version of I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag)

  • Original producer - Samuel Charters
  • Original engineers - Robert di Souza, Ed Friedner
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The first track, I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag, was originally released on;

Flying High, Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine, Death Sound Blues, Porpoise Mouth, Superbird, Bass Strings, The Masked Marauder and Grace were originally released on; The "Fish" Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag, Who Am I and Janis were originally released on; Rock & Soul Music, Waltzing in the Moonlight and An Untitled Protest were originally released on;
  • Together, Country Joe & The Fish, 1968
Crystal was originally released on; Sing, Sing, Sing and The Love Machine were originally released on;
  • C J Fish, Country Joe & The Fish, 1970