San Francisco Sound A-F

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
The Bay Ridge Backtrack/I Can't Get Her Out Of My Mind/ (Atlantic) / EX U.S.'196 38.00
(rare late 60's major-label 45 by San Francisco (?) band w/ringin' organ/guitar sound and a white-boy Soul flavour in the vocs;)
The Beau Brummels Autumn In San Francisco (Edsel) M- / EX U.K.'1985 32.00
(mid-80's U.K. release w/ songs that also appeared on some Rhino compilations plus rare "autumn"-label 45's; great package w/khool photo on front and liner-notes by Brian Hogg;)
From The Vaults (Rhino) M- / EX U.S.'1982 32.00
(early 80's release w/ many a song previously buried in some archive ... Ethan James of Radio Tokyo Studios engineered and compiled this fine album consisting of rare tracks recorded after their 2nd album; great live-photo-shot on front cover;)
Introducing (Rhino) EX / EX U.S.'1982 Sold
(early 80's U.S. reprint in mono;)
One Too Many Mornings/She Reigns (Warner Brothers) EX / VG++ D'196 42.00
(orig. german print of scarce single released on the Autumn label in the States; band is pictured in a bunch of kids on the sleeve; title-track is written by Dylan;)
Sing (Post) VG++ / EX U.S.'1969 28.00
(late 60's/early 70's (?) compilation album... a combination of Vault #114 & Vault #121; tax-loss-label job??)
The Best Of (Rhino) EX / EX U.S.'1981 28.00
(early 80's U.S. print compiling songs from their lp's on "autumn" and "Warner Brothers" (1964-'68) plus previously non-Lp 45-flip-sides("lower level", "fine with me", "in good time"...)
The Best Of (Rhino) M- / EX U.S.'1986 28.00
(mid-80's compilation incl."one too many mornings" (Dylan) ... Tim Hardin's "don't make promises"; ... Rhino's golden archive series;)
The Best Of (Vault) EX / EX U.S.'1967 95.00
(compilation album in stereo; has a beauty cover-design... aquarian-vybed-victorian-Jugendstil dimension;)
Vol.44 (Vault) M- / EX U.S.'1967 65.00
(compilation album w/addition of prev. unreleased songs; liner-notes by Ralph J. Gleason;)
Vol.44 (Vault) VG+ / EX U.S.'1967 55.00
(compilation album w/addition of prev. unreleased songs; liner-notes by Ralph J. Gleason;)
Volume 2 (Impact/Line) M- / EX D'1981 28.00
(early 80's german reprint in orig. cover and pressed on white vinyl;)
You Tell Me Why/I Want You (Autumn) / VG++ U.S.'196 42.00
(rare orig. U.S. single by premier San Francisco 60's band;)
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Bye,Bye Baby (Mainstream) / EX U.S.'1967 42.00
(white-label-promo single containing a song from their debut album!)
Cheap Thrills (CBS) EX / EX U.K.'1968 42.00
(orig. U.K. print (in non.FOC) of CLASSIC live album by energetic 60's San Francisco band feat. Janis Joplin;... some killer Acid-Rock moves on "combination of the two" and "oh, sweet Mary"; great version of "summertime";)
Cheaper Thrills (Edsel) M- / EX U.K.'1984 42.00
(deluxe mid-80's print of Live recordings at California Hall from '66 by this legendary San Francisco band feat. Janis Joplin; ace quality and comes w/large insert sheet w/documentary rumbles 'n pics; different back-cover to the U.S. issue on "made to last" and tracks differ too!)
Cheaper Thrills (Line) EX / EX D'1984 42.00
(mid-80's german print of Live recordings at California Hall from '66 by this legendary San Francisco band feat. Janis Joplin; to my knowledge, the german issue is the same as the british on Edsel(?)
Featuring Janis Joplin (Columbia Special Products) EX / EX U.S.'1969 65.00
(actually the reprint of their first album from '67 on "Mainstream Rec." w/addition of 2 tracks not included on the aforementioned album! "coo coo" & "the last time" ... the riff on "coo coo" resurrected later on "Cheap Thrills" in a song entitled "oh, sweet mary"! slightly different cover to the Mainstream one!)
Joseph's Coat (Edsel) EX / EX U.K.'1986 38.00
(mid-80's U.K. compilation of songs from Big Brother's 2 early 70's albums on Columbia ..."be a brother" & "how hard it is"; great front cover showin' em heroes w/ Nick Gravenites!)
Cheaper Thrills (Made To Last) M- / EX U.S.'1984 55.00
(deluxe mid-80's print of Live recordings at California Hall from '66 by this legendary San Francisco band feat. Janis Joplin; ace quality and comes w/large insert sheet w/documentary rumbles 'n pics;)
Same (Mainstream) M- / EX U.S.'1967 95.00
(debut album by major 60's San Francisco Band ... a monstruous Live-act w/heavy fuzz-sound and a savage-eyed togetherness! ... sounding sorta tame in comparison on this studio album; feat. Janis Joplin; has a truly haunting version of Monndog's "all is loneliness" and a killer slice of Acid-Rock entitled "light is father than sound"; top shape on this!)
Same (Fontana) EX / EX U.K.'1967 95.00
(debut album by major 60's San Francisco Band ... a monstruous Live-act w/heavy fuzz-sound and a savage-eyed togetherness! ...sounding sorta tame in comparison on this studio album; feat. Janis Joplin; has a truly haunting version of Monndog's "all is loneliness" and a killer slice of Acid-Rock entitled "light is father than sound"; orig. & RARE U.K. issue in most dynamic sound!)
The Charlatans Alabama Bound (Eva) EX / EX F'198 28.00
(80's french compilation w/tracks from the Kama Sutra tapes plus a live version of "Alabama bound" that also appeared on the "Groucho"-release;)
Same (Groucho) - / EX I'198 175.00
(RARE picture-disc issue of the Kama Sutra tapes released on Groucho-Records; w/"pistol" -motive on vinyl; plain plastic sleeve;)
Same (Philips) EX / EX U.S.'1969 Sold
(white-label promo print of this stone CLASSIC release by the co-originators of the 60's San Francisco Sound! despite the fact that this album wasn't recorded w/ the original line-up it spreads all the magic this legend is attached with; rootsy americana Folk w/electric coffeehouse R&B splinters, good-timey Jazz-sprouts, straight rockin' grooves w/western, outlaw vibes, psychedelic elevations and extended jams w/woodwinds, keyboards...; cover of "Folsom Prison blues", killer version of Wabash Cannonball", Van Dyke Parks' "high coin" for fanfaring opener and the adventurously adapted drop-out/renegade anthem entitled "Alabama bound" where they take off ... plain AMAZING  and a splendid testimony for  20th century americana music-culture;)
The Ones Who Started It All (Shark) EX / EX U.S.'198 65.00
(the Kama Sutra tapes plus additional earlier & later recordings; ... the originators of the San Francisco Sound ... just playn fookin' amazing!)
Country Joe & The Fish C.J.Fish (Vanguard) VG++ / VG++ U.K.'1970 42.00
(their 5th album as a U.K. gold-label print in laminated sleeve; the thing's heating up on the B-side: ... opening up via bay-ridge-vybe dazzlin' 'lectric melo-charmer spree, then the groove yields a blow at the knee on "rockin' round the world" w/Melton's quiverin' lead-work to be elevated onto acid-driveways on "the love machine" ... a Rock poundin' fever-groove w/Joe's white-boy snot-rapper soul ... skippin' J. Bee's ass out to the open sea ... as a whole!)
C.J.Fish (Vanguard) M- / EX U.K.'1970 52.00
(their 5th album as a U.K. gold-label print in laminated sleeve; the thing's heating up on the B-side:  ... opening up via bay-ridge-vybe dazzlin' 'lectric melo-charmer spree, then the groove yields a blow at the knee on "rockin' round the world" w/Melton's quiverin' lead-work to be elevated onto acid-driveways on "the love machine" ... a Rock poundin' fever-groove w/Joe's white-boy snot-rapper soul ... skippin' J. Bee's ass out to the open sea ... as a whole!)
C.J.Fish (Vanguard) M- / EX U.S.'1970 65.00
(their 5th album as a rare silver-label, thick-vinyl press!! ... the thing's heating up on the B-side: ... opening up via bay-ridge-vybe dazzlin' 'lectric melo-charmer spree, then the groove yields a blow at the knee on "rockin' round the world" w/Melton's quiverin' lead-work to be elevated onto acid-driveways on "the love machine" ... a Rock poundin' fever-groove w/Joe's white-boy snot-rapper soul ... skippin' J. Bee's ass out to the open sea ... as a whole! white-label promo print!)
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Vanguard) VG+ / VG++ Aus'1967 55.00
(the devastating debut album by premier Bay Area 60's Hipster-Cult Lyserk minstrels gone w/vibrating Acid-Rock based on electrically heated Blues floors, spooky organ 'n Barry Melton's lead-guit work shakes an otherworldly ozz-cyll-8-in' angle ... gleamin' needles 'n pins in Sandoz' secret chamber plus the fluorescent fur-wrapper for plutonium amber ...; scarce aussie stereo print!)
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1967 333.00
(the devastating debut album by premier Bay Area 60's Hipster-Cult Lyserk minstrels gone w/vibrating Acid-Rock based on electrically heated Blues floors, spooky organ 'n Barry Melton's lead-guit work shakes an otherworldly ozz-cyll-8-in' angle ... gleamin' needles 'n pins in Sandoz' secret chamber plus the fluorescent fur-wrapper for plutonium amber...; white-label MONO promo-print w/ the sound of a frozen schock-wave! nice shape!)
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Vanguard) EX / EX Can'1967 75.00
(the devastating debut album by premier Bay Area 60's Hipster-Cult Lyserk minstrels gone w/vibrating Acid-Rock based on electrically heated Blues floors, spooky organ 'n Barry Melton's lead-guit work shakes an otherworldly ozz-cyll-8-in' angle ... gleamin' needles 'n pins in Sandoz' secret chamber plus the fluorescent fur-wrapper for plutonium amber ...; rare canadian stereo print!)
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Vanguard) M / M- / Co. U.S.'1967 SOLD
(the devastating debut album by premier Bay Area 60's Hipster-Cult Lyserk minstrels gone w/vibrating Acid-Rock based on electrically heated Blues floors, spooky organ 'n Barry Melton's lead-guit work shakes an otherworldly ozz-cyll-8-in' angle ... gleamin' needles 'n pins in Sandoz' secret chamber plus the fluorescent fur-wrapper for plutonium amber...; blue-silver-label MONO print w/ the sound of a frozen schock-wave! pristine shape!!)
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Vanguard) M- / M- Can'1967 110.00
(the devastating debut album by premier Bay Area 60's Hipster-Cult Lyserk minstrels gone w/vibrating Acid-Rock based on electrically heated Blues floors, spooky organ 'n Barry Melton's lead-guit work shakes an otherworldly ozz-cyll-8-in' angle ... gleamin' needles 'n pins in Sandoz' secret chamber plus the fluorescent fur-wrapper for plutonium amber ...; rare canadian stereo BLACK-label-print(!!)
Electric Music For The Mind And Body (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1967 110.00
(the devastating debut album by premier Bay Area 60's Hipster-Cult Lyserk minstrels gone w/vibrating Acid-Rock based on electrically heated Blues floors, spooky organ 'n Barry Melton's lead-guit work shakes an otherworldly ozz-cyll-8-in' angle..... gleamin' needles 'n pins in Sandoz' secret chamber plus the fluorescent fur-wrapper for plutonium amber...; blue-silver-label MONO print w/ the sound of a frozen schock-wave!)
Here We Are Again (Vanguard) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1969 32.00
(their 4th album;incl. "crystal blues" and the acid-soaked mynd-ticklin' flamenco based 'n epically constructed "doctor of electricity" ...a grinding Acid-Rock testimony sparklin' w/eerie vibes 'n ace arrangements by Ed Bogas!! bright label 2nd print;)
Here We Are Again (Vanguard) VG++ / EX / Co. U.S.'1969 52.00
(their 4th album; incl. "crystal blues" and the acid-soaked mynd ticklin' flamenco based 'n epically constructed "doctor of electricity" ... a grinding Acid-Rock testimony sparklin' w/eerie vibes 'n ace arrangements by Ed Bogas!! bright label 2nd print; insert-sheet;)
Here We Are Again (Vanguard) EX / VG++ Can'1969 52.00
(their 4th album; incl. "crystal blues" and the acid-soaked mynd-ticklin' flamenco based 'n epically constructed "doctor of electricity" ... a grinding Acid-Rock testimony sparklin' w/eerie vibes 'n ace arrangements by Ed Bogas!! ... scarce canadian gold-label print in extra thick card-board jacket;)
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (Vanguard) VG++ / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1968 145.00
(orig. U.S. silvery label MONO print w/fish-game insert!! their 2nd effort and of a similar calibre as their debut! white-foamin' fuzz-waves fertile w/every sin a trance may crave ("eastern jam") lysergick avant- sparse-penta-tensyon-play on "colors for Susan" ...and a dedication to a Rock Lady w/ a song entitled "Janis" of which a white-label promo single (in VG+) is included w/ this album; this 45 rpm vinyl thing has 2 versions of the song;1 is the album version, the other is an orchestral one!)
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (Vanguard) EX / EX J'1987 42.00
(japanese reprint w/insert; their 2nd effort and of a similar calibre as their debut! white-foamin' fuzz-wave fertile w/every sin a trance may crave ("eastern jam") ... lysergick avant-sparse penta-tensyon-play on "colors for Susan" ... and a dedication to a Rock Lady w/ a song entitled "Janis" ;)
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1968 75.00
(orig. U.S. gold label stereo print; their 2nd effort and of a similar calibre as their debut! white-foamin' fuzz-wave fertile w/every sin a trance may crave ("eastern jam") ... lysergick avant-sparse-penta-tensyon- play on "colors for Susan" ... and a dedication to a Rock Lady w/ a song entitled "Janis";)
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (Vanguard) M- / EX U.K.'1968 145.00
(orig. U.K. gold label stereo print; their 2nd effort and of a similar calibre as their debut! white-foamin' fuzz-wave fertile w/every sin a trance may crave ("eastern jam") ... lysergick avant-sparse-penta-tensyon- play on "colors for Susan" ... and a dedication to a Rock Lady w/ a song entitled "Janis"; comes with 'Fish-game-poster for insert!!)
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (Vanguard) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1968 175.00
(orig. U.S. silvery label MONO print w/fish-game insert!!; their 2nd effort and of a similar calibre as their debut! white-foamin' fuzz-wave fertile w/every sin a trance may crave("eastern jam") lysergick avant- sparse-penta-tensyon-play on "colors for Susan" ...and a dedication to a Rock Lady w/ a song entitled "Janis";)
Same (Rag Baby) VG+(+) / VG+(+) U.S.'1966 275.00
(orig. print of the third Rag Baby E.P.; a 100% artefact from the mid-60's San Francisco sub-cult scene recorded on the beastly date of 6.6.'66!!! has different, early versions of later album tracks... "section 43", "bass strings", " thing called love"; a serious rarity!)
The First Three E.P.'s (Line) EX / EX D'1983 55.00
(GREAT package containing their legendary first 2 E.P.'s from the mid-60's plus an early 70's E.P. by Joe McDonald w/Anna Rizzo, Greg Dewey (of MAD RIVER-fame!) plus others backin'; different versions of "bass strings" & "section 43" on the 2nd E.P. from '66!! ...an indispensable testimony on 60's Sub-Cult movement... for you have to know: the subway is not the underground!! german issue pressed on white vinyl;)
The First Three E.P.'s (Rag Baby) M- / M- U.S.'1980 55.00
(GREAT package containing their legendary first 2 E.P.'s from the mid-60's plus an early 70's E.P. by Joe McDonald w/Anna Rizzo, Greg Dewey (of MAD RIVER-fame!) plus others backin'; different versions of "bass strings" & "section 43" on the 2nd E.P. from '66!! ...an indispensable testimony on 60's Sub-Cult movement... for you gotta know: "the subway is not the underground!!")
The Life And Times Of(From Haight-Ashbury To Woodstock) (Vanguard) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1968 110.00
(QUADRAPHONIC version w/bright-green labels of this superb double-compilation-set covering the saga of this premier 60's San Francisco band! incl. live-recordings from the Fillmore East in 1968 and Woodstock ...; FOC w/cool cover 'n pics;)
The Life And Times Of(From Haight-Ashbury To Woodstock) (Vanguard) EX / M- U.S.'1968 65.00
(bright-label print of this superb double-compilation-set covering the saga of this premier 60's San Francisco band! incl. live-recordings from the Fillmore East in 1968 and Woodstock..; FOC w/cool cover 'n pics;)
The Life And Times Of(From Haight-Ashbury To Woodstock) (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1968 55.00
(brown-label print of this superb double-compilation-set covering the saga of this premier 60's San Francisco band! incl. live-recordings from the Fillmore East in 1968 and Woodstock...; FOC w/cool cover 'n pics;)
Together (Vanguard) EX / M- U.S.'1968 55.00
(orig. gold-label print in nice uni-pak sleeve; their 3rd album reekin' w/60's hipster sub-cult vibes; incl. "mojo navigator", "an untitled protest";)
Together (Vanguard) VG++ / EX / Co. U.S.'1968 45.00
(orig. gold-label print in nice uni-pak sleeve; their 3rd album reekin' w/60's hipster sub-cult vibes; incl. "mojo navigator", "an untitled protest";)
Together (Vanguard) EX / VG++ U.S.'1968 42.00
(orig. gold-label print in nice uni-pak sleeve; their 3rd album reekin' w/60's hipster sub-cult vibes; incl. "mojo navigator", "an untitled protest";)
Together (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1968 52.00
(orig. gold-label print in nice uni-pak sleeve; their 3rd album reekin' w/60's hipster sub-cult vibes; incl. "mojo navigator", "an untitled protest";)
Frumious Bandersnatch Same (Muggles Grammophone) EX / VG++ U.S.'1968 65.00
(80's reprint in b&w sleeve of fantastic E.P. by Berkeley, California based 60's Acid-Rock combo diggin' psychedelic shares w/heavy fuzz-shovels and lysergo-gauged harmonies! a timeless CLASSIC!)

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