Τρίτη, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Sons Of Champlin - Minus Seeds And Stems (US 1969 San San Francisco Hippie Psych)




The Sons of Champlin were one of the later and more obscure bands to emerge from the late-'60s San Francisco psychedelic scene, and favored heavily soul-influenced material and usually employed a prominent horn section.

The Sons / Minus Seeds and Stems
Mill Valley Vinyl Records CFS-2126 (1993)(US) Limited reissue Record.

The Sons of Champlin released this album originaly in 1969 and it consists of various recordings and rehearsals from Winterland (San Francisco) and their studio sessions.

Live At Winterland SF 69



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From a concert in the Bay Area.
I've been looking for this for many years- it's the 1969 SF live performance on KQED TV- performed in the studio, simulcast on KQED FM- part of a series. the band leader/lead singer is Bill Champlin. Geoff Palmer on vibes,Tim Cain on sax along with, Al Strong on Bass . Terry Haggerty on guitar and Bill Bowen on drums

THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN San Francisco 1966-7 photo by Larry Keenan

One of the last and more obscure bands to emerge from the late-'60s San Francisco psychedelic scene, the Sons of Champlin were relatively unusual among Bay Area bands for favoring heavily soul-influenced material and employing a prominent horn section. Their more introspective songs can recall the more subdued efforts of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape, and their longer compositions boasted unusually complex song structures and tempo shifts.

santana grateful dead sons of champlin At Avalon Ballroom
Revered by some collectors, their work hasn't aged as well as the best of their peers; the vocals weren't gritty enough to carry the R&B-based material and the ambitious longer tracks were prone to some half-baked songwriting and meandering jamming. Their first three albums (issued on Capitol between 1969 and 1971) are considered their best, though they recorded some other LPs in the '70s with shifting personnel. In late 1997, the Sons of Champlin reunited for a series of hometown reunion concerts, resulting in the release of their first-ever live LP a year later. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

July 27, 1969 - Balboa Stadium San Diego, California : Jefferson Airplane, Sons Of Champlin, Ten Yars After and Congress Of Wonders

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