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V.A. - California Love-In

V.A. - California Love-In

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This unofficial release went about six volumes and was compiled "from members for members" of the (now gone) U-Spaces group. Some illustrious people were involved like Max Waller, Patrick Lundborg or Alec Palao, to name a few. By the time of finishing "California Love-in" contains previously uncompiled or forgotten material of Psychedelic and Pop groups from the californian '60s. For my taste more than half of the material is well worth hearing. As I was never a member of any group or forum I've picked it up a while ago at Soulseek.

1. The Love-Ins
Cinema Trailer Edit
2. Family Tree - He Spins Around
taken from the single
He Spins Around/She Had To Fly (RCA 9671) 1968
Line-up: Bob Segarini (gtr, vcls, keyb'ds), Mike Dure (gtr), Bill 'Kootch' Troachim (bs, vcls), Jim Decocq (keyb'ds), Van Slatter (drms).
Band origin: San Francisco (California/US)
3. Hobbits - Jolly Good Fellow
taken from the single
Frodo Lives/Jolly Good Fellow (ZAR 25) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: California
4. Gladstone - What A Day
taken from the single Upsome/What A Day (A&M 1061) 1968
Line-up: Ned Torney (gtr, keyb'ds, vcls), Jim Sawyers (gtr), Alan Graham (vcls, bs), Ken Matthew (drms, vcls).
Band origin: San Jose (California/US)
5. Travel Agency - Time
taken from the single Time/Made For You (Tanqueray 20102) 1966
Line-up: Steve Haehl (gtr, vcls), Tom Beal, Busby.
Band origin: San Francisco (California/US)
6. Avant Garde - Honey And Gall
taken from the single
Naturally Stoned/Honey And Gall (Columbia 4-44590) 1968
Line-up: Elkin "Bubba" Fowler (vcls), Chuck Woolery (vcls) + session musicians. Band origin: California
7. Ariel - It Feels Like I'm Crying
taken from the single
I Love You/It Feels Like I'm Crying (Brent 7060) 1966
Line-up: Jack Walters (lead gtr), Chris Guiver, Paul Studebaker, Dennis Studebaker. Band origin: Burlingame (California/US)
8. Now - I Want
taken from the single
I Want/Like A Flying Bird (Embassy C-1968) 1968
Line-up: Frank Straight (lead gtr), David Zandonatti (bs, vcls), Oliver McKinney (keyb'ds), Randy Guzman [aka Randy Gordon] (drms).
Band origin: Los Angeles (California/US)
9. Tow-Away Zone - Searchin'
taken from the single Searchin'/Shabd (Epic 5-10369) 1968
Line-up: Phil Franks (gtr), Bjorn Nymann (gtr), Randy Molitor (bs), Bill DeHaan (drms). Band origin: San Leandro (California/US)
10. Weathervane - My Original Blue Jeans
taken from the single
4-4,4-5/My Original Blue Jeans (Plamie P 1026) 1968
Line-up: Kevin Beamish (lead gtr), Bob Wilson (rhythm gtr), Ed Bowman (bs), Steffen Presley (organ), Mike O'Bryan (drms, lead vcls).
Band origin: Modesto (California/US)
11. Vandells - American Eagle
taken from the single
Hunter's Fox/American Eagle (Bay Town BT 021/022) 1969
Line-up: Drew Serb (lead gtr), Joe Serb (rhythm gtr, lead vcls), Mike Raffanelli (bs), Gary Raffanelli (organ), Paul George (drms).
Band origin: Richmond (California/US)
12. Stained Glass - Mediocre Me
taken from the single
A Scene In Between/Mediocre Me (RCA Victor 47-9354) 1967
Line-up: Bob Rominger (gtr), Jim McPherson (bs, vcls), Dennis Carrasco (drms). Band origin: San Jose (California/US)
13. Spring Fever - You Made My Life
taken from the single Stop!/You Made My Life (Capitol 2337) 1968
Line-up incl.: David Bryan Orgill.
Band origin: Salt Lake City (Utah) ? San Francisco (California/US)
14. Drongos - Under My Thumb
taken from the single
Under My Thumb/If You Want To Know (White Whale WW-235) 1966
Line-up: Bruce Clausen (lead gtr), Arnold Levinson (rhythm gtr), Michael Friedman (bs), Todd Anderson (vcls, piano, sax), Alec Axt (drms).
Band origin: Berkeley (California/US)
15. White Haven Pillow - Music Man
taken from the single Wreck It/Music Man (MTA 142) 1968
Line-up: Dave Corboy (vcls), Mick Cantrell (lead gtr), Kenn Simms Jr. (gtr), Dennis Brock (bs), Don E. Cantrell Jr. (keyb'ds), Roger Corboy (drms).
Band origin: Hayward (California/US)
16. Flying Circus - Got To Learn To Love
taken from the single
Green Eyes Green World/Got To Learn To Love (MTA 130) 1967
Line-up: Bill Berry (vcls), Kevon "Kid" Haapala (gtr), Jim Grandjean (gtr), John Haapala (bs), Don Perkins (drms).
Band origin: San Anselmo (California/US)
17. Kensington Forest - Movin' On
taken from the single
Bells/Movin' On (Baysound 6901) 1967
Line-up: Jack Walters (lead gtr), Chris Guiver, Dennis Studebaker, ? Walters. Band origin: Burlingame (California/US)
18. Recurring Love Habit - Faiola Bros.
taken from the single
A Day In The Life/Faiola Bros. (Buddah BDA 4) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: San Francisco (California/US)
19. Captain Zoom - I Really Want You
taken from the single
I Really Want You/Long Tall Texan (A&M 785) 1965
Line-up: Ron Cornelius (gtr), Joe Davis (bs), Robin Reich, Gary Vasquez.
Band origin: Richmond (California/US)
20. Weird Herald - Saratoga James
taken from the single
Saratoga James/Just Yesterday (Onyx 2202) 1968
Line-up: Billy Dean Andrus (lead gtr), Paul Ziegler (gtr), Cecil Bollinger (bs), Patrick ? (drms). Band origin: San Jose (California/US)
21. Tommy Faia & The True Blue Facts -
    The Boy I Left Behind

taken from the single
Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain/The Boy I Left Behind (A&M 945) 1968
Line-up incl.: Tommy Faia (vcls, gtr), David Rosenkranz (drms).
Band origin: Los Angeles (California/US)
22. Vandells - Hunter's Fox
See Track 11
23. Now - Like A Flying Bird
See Track 8
24. Travel Agency - Made For You
See Track 5
25. Spring Fever – Stop!
See Track 13
26. Broken Arrow - Every Night ­ You Never Give Me Money
taken from the single
Keep On Truckin'/Every Night – You Never Give Me Your Money
(Vault V-968) 1970

Line-up: unknown. Band origin: California
27. Tow-Away Zone - Shabd
See Track 9
28. Gladstone - Upsome
See Track 4
29. Wildwood - Swimming
taken from the single Plastic People/Swimming (Magnum 420) 1968
Line-up incl.: John Turner (gtr), Frank John Colli (vcls, bs), Mike Ross (keyb'ds), Tim Mora, William Chalker.
Band origin: Stockton (California/US)

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