Saturday, December 14, 2019













Excellent audience recording.

Beside the cut song as indicated there are some minor drops or some fades just between some songs...

This is a really rare show, and is it a must for any west coast fan.... amazing guitars jams with a bunch of players with names that speak for themselves....

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


I was watching the old TV show In The Heat Of The Night and I thought of Mister Tibbs and how could I pass up the chance to share with  you  another crazy comp centered on the vast amount of Misters in the world of music especially in the world of 24hrdejavu

01  mr. spaceman                     byrds
02  mr. green gemes                  mothers of invention
03  mr charlie                       grateful dead
04're a better man than i    yardbirds
05  mr. moonshine                    fat mattress   k
06  hey mister                       fever tree
07  mr. mack                      fugs
08  mr. tamdourine man               bob dylan
09  for the benefit of mr. kite      beatles
10  mr. dieingly sad                 critters
11  mr. blue                         clear light
12  mr. govenor                      jeffery cain
13  mr. lee                          arthur lee
14  dear mr. fantasy                 traffic
15  mr. butts                        shiva's headband
16  mr. jones( ballad of a thin man) grass roots
17  mr. soul                         buffalo springfield
18  mr. farmer                       seeds
19  mr chips                         rockets
20  mr. pharmacist                   other half
21  mister jesus                     national head band
22  mr. skin                         spirit
23  mr. nobody                       standells
24  mr. unreliable                   cryan' shames

Sunday, December 8, 2019


Born Benjamin Franklin Van Dervort, J.D. Blackfoot had been around the block quite a few miles by the time The Ultimate Prophecy materialized in 1970. Prior to investing his energy into music, the Ohio native worked as a driver, pest controller and insurance salesman. He eventually joined a local band, the Ebb Tides, followed by a solo career, which resulted in the name change.

Hooking up with former members of the Ebb Tides, a deal with the Mercury label was then struck. The summer of 1969 saw the arrival of a single, “Who’s Nuts Alfred” backed by “Epitaph For A Head” that met with little interest. Nevertheless, Mercury Records allowed J.D. Blackfoot the opportunity to put together a complete album. Along with his pals from the Ebb Tides, which included guitarist Jeff Whitlock and drummer Don Waldron, bassist Kenny May and future Pure Prairie League guitarist Craig Fuller were recruited into the fold, and “The Ultimate Prophecy” was created.

The title cut of the album is a suite, and a spiritual one at that as it examines the universal cycles, from birth to death to rebirth. Leapfrogging back and forth between heavy duty riffing and acoustic arrangements, The Ultimate Prophecy takes the listener on a challenging, thought-provoking and inspiring roller coaster ride of both maddening and mystical moods. Framed of swerving melodies, shifting patterns, sunny psychedelic harmonies and intense vocals reflecting the impassioned lung power of an evangelist, here’s a piece of music trembling with mind-numbing complexity.

Elsewhere on The Ultimate Prophecy, there’s the bubbly country rock of “One Time Woman” that bears impressions of the Byrds having a hoedown with Creedence Clearwater Revival, while “We Can Try,” the mild-mannered “I’ve Never Seen You” and the sweet and gentle “Angel” further disclose J.D. Blackfoot’s Southern-fried code. Had Lynyrd Skynyrd been influenced by West Coast acid-salted folk pop rather than the blues, they probably would have sounded something like what The Ultimate Prophecy involves.

Slipping and sliding with diverse styles, The Ultimate Prophecy is fascinating and enchanting. Running the table from country pop to airy psychedelic fairydust to whirly twirly progressive rock figures, the record stuns and excites on a variety of levels

01. One Time Woman  
02. Angel  
03. We Can Try  
04. Good Day Extending Company  
05. I've Never Seen You  
06. The Ultimate Prophecy  
07. Death's Finale  
08. Cycles  
09. Waiting To Be Born  
10. Pink Sun 

Saturday, December 7, 2019


The Rockets is the sole release by The Rockets in 1968.

Selling only about 5,000 copies, it was far from a success. Nevertheless, the album found among its fans Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, who would soon take Danny Whitten, bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina for his backing band on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. They first dubbed themselves War Babies, but Young renamed them Crazy Horse, a name that would stick. The Rockets soon folded due to Young's insistence on having Whitten, Talbot and Molina keep to a strict practice schedule (although the group was honored by the subtitle of one of Young's songs from Everybody Knows this is Nowhere: "Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)"). Talbot and Molina have remained as part of Crazy Horse to this day, and all of the other Rockets, except for Leon Whitsell, would eventually collaborate with Young.

""Hole in My Pocket" was released as a single. Whitten's "Let Me Go" was prominently covered by Three Dog Night on their 1968 debut. "Mr. Chips" was allegedly about Ahmet Ertegün's refusal to sign the band to Atlantic Records. The Rockets had been previously known as The Psyrcle on Lorna, a division of Autumn Records.

Track listing

Side one
"Hole in My Pocket" (Danny Whitten)
"Won't You Say You'll Stay" (Danny Whitten)
"Mr. Chips" (Danny Whitten)
"It's A Mistake" (Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot)
"Let Me Go" (Danny Whitten)

Side two
"Try My Patience" (Leon Whitsell)
"I Won't Always Be Around" (Leon Whitsell)
"Pill's Blues" (George Whitsell)
"Stretch Your Skin" (Leon Whitsell)
"Eraser" (Leon Whitsell)

Danny Whitten – guitar, vocals
George Whitsell – guitar, vocals
Leon Whitsell – guitar
Bobby Notkoff – violin
Billy Talbot – bass
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

Thursday, December 5, 2019


01 ghost riders(in the sky) - ramrods
02 where there's smoke there's fire - buckwheat zydeco
03 jungle beat - del rays
04 let there be drums - sandy nelson
05 bengal jig - roy wood
06 bouree- jethro tull
07 buried alive in the blues - janis joplin band
08 po boy - problem child
09 soul sacrifice - santana
10 banjo dog - gene parsons
11 bron-y-aur - led zeppelin
12 sasquatch - camel
13 in the hall of the mountain king - electric light orchestra
14 flight of the phoenix - grand funk railroad
15 surfing with the alien - joe satriani
16 interstellar overdrive - pink floyd
17 frankenstein - edgar winte's white trash
18 hibernation - amboy dukes
19 ogden's nut gone flake - small faces
20 udu chant - planet drum
21 unidentifed flying object - ufo
22 wierdhouse - nigel olssen'sdrum orchestra and chorus
23 maggot brain - funkadelic
24 watermelon in easter hay - frank zappa

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


This is a live show (VERY RARE)  from the same week of the albums release.This lineup of the band toured for only  few dates to support the album felease 1972's Feedback.

1972-03-xx San Jose, California  Fox Theatre

01 --introduction--
02. Cadillac Cowboys
03. Ripe & Ready ->
04  Puesta Del Scam
05. Right On Time ->
06. Darkness
07. Earth Shaker
08. Witch
09. Trancas Fog-Out ->
10. Ed Cassidy drum solo ->
11. Trancas Fog-Out
12. Chelsea Girls

Chris Staehely - guitar, backing vocals
John Locke- keyboards
Al Staehely - bass, lead vocals
Ed Cassidy - drums

Here is a great review about The album.... FEEDBACK

AllMusic Review by Joe Viglione  [-]
Feedback is one of the strangest happenings in rock, more dramatic than Michael MacDonald taking over the Doobie Brothers, but more successful artistically than it was financially, and a chapter of the group that is sadly forgotten. The original band was produced by Lou Adler and built around guitar prodigy Randy California, and a bit of history is in order to understand this hybrid project. David Briggs, producer of Kathi MacDonald, Alice Cooper's Easy Action, and Neil Young, helped the band forge their classic Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus and was retained for this follow-up. William Ruhlmann's liner notes to Spirit's Time Circle Epic/Legacy release notes that Randy California resigned from the group at this point. Mark Andes and Jay Ferguson formed Jo Jo Gunne with Curly Smith, and Smith's friends, the Staehely Brothers, joined Cassidy and company. What Ed Cassidy and keyboard player John Locke created with producer David Briggs was a phenomenal reinvention of Spirit, which worked, sometimes better than the original group. Bassist/vocalist Al Staehely wrote the music, with guitar chores and backing vocals by his brother J. Christian Staehely. "Witch," the final track on the disc, is typical of this new Spirit sound, a fusion of pop/jazz/rock with a dab of country. It would have been a perfect blend for Randy California to step back into, though his ego might have been the stumbling block here. In concert, this version of Spirit was serious and precise, playing with a cool efficiency. David Briggs was the perfect guy to oversee this project, allowing the musicians their space and developing a true counterpart to The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, considered by many to be the band's highpoint. The cover is in eerie aqua blue with the faces looking like spirits peering out of a distorted television. The gatefold contains a band photo and a smart evolutionary image for this eclectic and underrated West Coast band. Here's the clincher: musically, some of the best work on Feedback are the two instrumentals by keyboard player John Locke, "Puesta Del Scam" and "Trancas Fog-Out," fragments of the original "Spirit" performed by this new quartet. The stuff is brilliant, and that it was excised from Time Circle is a pity. It was this writer who put Epic/Legacy in touch with Randy California in the development of 1991's Time Circle compilation project, and certainly the elegant "Darkness," the third John Locke title, deserved to be included on that double disc, and some representation of this remarkable work would have been appropriate rather than nine whopping cuts from The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. Jo Jo Gunne guitarist Matthew Andes (brother of Spirit's Mark Andes) co-wrote "Mellow Morning" with Al Staehely, and it, along with "Right on Time" and "Ripe and Ready," all display the Spirit vibe, even hinting at some Jo Jo Gunne, as strange as that may seem. The Cassidy/Locke/Staehely/Staehely combo added enough jazz to Spirit to temper the all out assault that was Jo Jo Gunne, and therein lies the difference. This is not David Bowie's ex-drummer and bassist forming the Spiders From Mars; keep in mind that Ed Cassidy was not only the band's insignia with his Yul Brynner look, he was this group's spiritual leader. As Randy California's step-dad, it's a shame he didn't get more firm with the boy and demand they all be "the family that plays together." Had the Staehely brothers and John Locke stayed on board for Cassidy and Randy California's next project, the erratic Potatoland disc may have mutated into something totally brilliant. The best of Al Staehely, John Locke, and Randy California would have been truly something. Feedback is a solid performance and remarkable album which deserves its place in the Spirit catalog, and not the status of bastard son. It is a legitimate Spirit project and it is very, very good.

Sunday, December 1, 2019


More cuts from some of Spirit's finest works  Chosen LP cuts!

The original lineup of the group evolved from an earlier Los Angeles band, The Red Roosters, which included Randy California (guitars, vocals), Mark Andes (bass) and Jay Ferguson (vocals, percussion). With the addition of California's stepfather Ed Cassidy (drums), and keyboard player John Locke the new band was originally named the Spirits Rebellious (after a book by Khalil Gibran) but was soon shortened simply to Spirit. Randy California had also played with Jimi Hendrix (then known as Jimmy James) in Jimmy James and the Blue Flames in 1966.

Cassidy was instantly recognizable by his shaven head (hence his nickname "Mr. Skin") and his fondness for wearing black. He was around twenty years older than the rest of the group (born in 1923). His earlier career was primarily in jazz and included stints with Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Roland Kirk, Thelonious Monk and Lee Konitz. He was a founding member of Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder.

The group's first album, Spirit, was released in 1968. "Mechanical World" was released as a single (it lists the playing time merely as "very long"). The album was a hit, reaching #31 on The Billboard 200 and staying on the charts for over eight months. The album displayed jazz influences, as well as using elaborate string arrangements (not found on their subsequent recordings) and is the most overtly psychedelic of their albums.

They capitalized on the success of their first album with another single, "I Got A Line On You". Released in November 1968, a month before their second album, The Family That Plays Together, it became their biggest hit single, reaching #25 on the charts (#28 in Canada). The album matched its success, reaching #22. They also went on tour that year with support band Led Zeppelin, who were heavily influenced by Spirit—Led Zeppelin played an extended medley during their early 1969 shows that featured "Fresh Garbage" among other songs, Jimmy Page's use of a theremin has been attributed to his seeing Randy California use one that he had mounted to his amplifier,  and it is now widely accepted that Page lifted the descending guitar figure from Spirit's instrumental "Taurus" for Led Zeppelin's signature tune "Stairway To Heaven".

After this success, the group was asked by French film director Jacques Demy to record the soundtrack to his film, Model Shop and they also made a brief appearance in the film[citation needed]. Their third album, Clear, released in 1969, reached #55 on the charts. Spirit were offered the spot right before Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, but they were advised to turn it down and concentrate on a promotional tour for their third album. Record company managers felt that the festival would not be significant[citation needed], as it did not seem so at that time, and so they missed out on the massive international exposure that the festival and the subsequent film documentary generated.

After the release of Clear, California was called upon again to give the group a hit single. With the group producing the record on their own, they recorded a song California had written called "1984". It looked at first as though it would be the group's biggest hit yet. Soon after being released, it placed at #69 on the Billboard charts.

In retrospect, no one is sure why the single had such a brief chart life, but there are several possibilities. It is no secret that Lou Adler's alliance with Epic Records was uneasy at best, and at the time that the single was released, Adler's distribution deal with Epic came to an end. He had been eager to move distribution of the label to A&M Records, which he did as soon as the deal with Epic ended, which might have killed the commercial availability of the single (though Adler ended up giving Spirit's contract to Epic in the process). It has also been said that there was a tip sheet distributed to radio stations outlining the song's supposed political and social views, and opining that it might not be appropriate for air play. The song would finally see general release on The Best of Spirit in 1973.

In 1970, Spirit started working on what is widely considered to be their best LP, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. On the recommendation of Neil Young the band chose David Briggs as the producer. It was a prolific time for the group's writers and the album was finally released in late 1970. Especially memorable was Randy California's poignant "Nature's Way," which was written in an afternoon when the group was playing at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.

Epic released an early mix of "Animal Zoo" as a single, but this only made it to #97 on the charts. Like The Who's Tommy and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus is critically regarded as a landmark of art rock, with a tapestry of literary themes about the fragility of life and the complexity of the human experience, illustrated by recurring lyric "life has just begun", and continued the group's pioneering exploration of environmental issues in their lyrics (cf. "Fresh Garbage"). The album is also notable for its inventive production and the use of a modular Moog synthesizer.

Friday, November 29, 2019


Here is a set of tunes from Spirit that were taken from some of their last releases   mostly from the 80's through the 90's. 

Tracks 1-6 from   California Blues
Tracks 7-12 from  Blues From The Soul
Tracks 15-18 from Son Of America
Tracks 19-24 from  Cosmic Smile

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


I put this comp together several years ago . I used files from a big set of music that encompassed concerts recorded over the years 66-72  Some great old dead if you are into them it was kind of my answer to the Bears Choice LP   I don't listen to the Dead as much as I used to But still enjoy them every now and then If anyone is interested I can post a selection every so often

1   It's A Sin             10-10-68  Matrix SF
2   King Bee                2-12-67  Fillmore SF
3   The Rub                10-10-68  Matrix SF
4   Cardboard Cowboy        7-16-66  Fillmore SF
5   Clementine              1-28-68  Eureka Auditorium CA
6   Cold Jordan             5-01-70  Alfred College CA
7   Tell It To Me           8-05-70  Golden Hall San Diego
8   Drink Up and Go Home    8-05-70  Golden Hall San Diego
9   Look Over Yonder Wall  10-10-68  Matrix SF
10  Little Sadie            1-31-70  Warehouse New Orleans
11  A Voice On High         8-05-70  Golden Hall San Diego
12  Swing Low Sweet Chariot 6-07-70  Fillmore SF 
13  Bound In Memories       1-31-70  Warehouse New Orleans
14  Searchin'               6-27-71  Fillmore East NYC
15  Mason's Children        1-03-70  Fillmore East NYC
16  The Eleven             10-20-68  Greek Theater Berkeley CA
17  The Seven              10-10-68  Marix SF
18  The Pump Song           3-13-71  Fox Theater ATL GA
19  The Main Ten            6-19-68  Carousel Ballroom SF
20  Monkey And The Engineer 2-28-70  Family Gog Great HWY SF
21  New Speedway Boogie     5-01 70  Alfres College CA
22  Big Boy Pete            9-20-70  Fillmore East NYC
23  The Stranger(Two Souls) 0-00-72  Frankfurt Germany
24  Tommorow Is Forever     9-02-72  Stanley Theater Jersey City NJ

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Blue Gravy included band members Nick Gravenites (guitar, vocals), Mark Adams (harmonica), Fred Burton (guitar), Doug Kilmer (bass) and Lee Bitner (drums). Although Blue Gravy existed for a short time only, they were very popular in the Bay Area. As a matter of fact they didn't release any albums but made a three song demo at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California for Warner Brothers. Ted Templeman was to produce but tax issues nixed the deal and the band dismembered after a year. Mark Adams, who prior to Blue Gravy had been playing with the Muskadine Blues Band, Dan Hayes Group and Dan Hayes Blues Band, went on to play for Alice Stewart and then King Perkoff after that. Nick Gravenites teamed up with John Cipollina and worked on his solo career as well. In later years Gravenites, Adams and Kilmer played together again though 

One of Blue Gravy's concerts was recorded at the Record Plant and broadcasted April, 22 1973 on KSAN FM. The concert was introduced by Big Daddy Tom Donahue aka "The Father of Underground Radio". KSAN had been the unquestioned leader in progressive radio in the Bay Area for more than ten years from 1968 and many bands used KSAN to gain greater audiences.

Friday, November 15, 2019


01 free form guitar - terry kath
02 liverpool drive - chuck berry
03 lenny's tune - fifty foot hose
04 fog - spirit
05 dance of the fireflies - merl saunders & the rainforest band
06 cans and brahms - yes
07 dry sands of the desert - Hart,airto & flora purim
08 pastime = gene parsons
09 granma's cookies - mickey hart
10 got to hurry - yardbirds
11 close encounters - grateful dead
12 epp hour - jerry garcia
13 the brain of the purple - leo kottke
14 how dare you - 10cc
15 down in jungle town - robert crumb & the cheap suit serenaders
16 e3d - wiliiam penn & his pals
17 avalanche - curly cook & the versitones
18 in memory of eliabeth reed - allman brothers band
19 a fistful of dollars - babe ruth
20 sharkskin - monzels
21 bottled - budgie
22 doolin' dalton - eagles
23 bombay calling - it's a beautiful day
24 cowboy movie - david crosby & neil young