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Section 1 - Bruce Barthol & David Bennett Cohen (with Country Joe & The Fish)

Section 2 - Greg Douglass

Section 3 - Roy Blumenfeld

Section 4 - Bruce Barthol  (Current)

Section 5 - David Bennett Cohen  (Current)

 


Section 1

Bruce Barthol & David Bennett Cohen (with Country Joe & The Fish)

Photo courtesy of Mike Somavilla

“Country Joe & The Fish” (7” E.P)  Rag Baby, 2002 [June 1966]

Re-released as part of three E.P box set “Collectors Items- The First Three E.P’s”:  Rag Baby 1008 [July 1981]. Also released as part of CD as “Collectors Items- The First Three E.P’s”:  One Way Records OW 30990 [January 1994]
1. Thing Called Love 2. Bass Strings  3. Section 43
All songs copyright © 1967; renewed 1995 by Joyful Wisdom Music, BMI
Recorded at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, California, June 6, 1966. Produced by Ed Denson & engineered by Robert di Souza
PERSONNEL:
Joe McDonald: vocals, electric guitar, harmonica; Barry Melton: vocals, electric guitar; David Cohen: electric guitar, Farfisa organ; Bruce Barthol: bass, harmonica; John Francis Gunning: drums; Paul Armstrong: tambourine, maracas

“Electric Music For The Mind & Body” (L.P)  Vanguard VSD.79244 [April 1967] CD release: Vanguard VMD-79244 [July 7, 1987]

1. Flying High 2. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 3. Death Sound Blues 4. Happiness Is A Porpoise Mouth 5. Section 43 6. Superbird 7. Sad and Lonely Times 8. Love 9. Bass Strings 10. The Masked Marauder 11.Grace

All songs copyright © 1967 renewed 1996 by Joyful Wisdom, BMI. Recorded at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, California, January-February 1967
Produced by Samuel Charters, & engineered by Robert di Souza/ Processed at Vanguard Studios, 71. West 23rd Street, New York City
PERSONNEL:
Joe McDonald: vocals, harmony vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, tambourine, bells. Barry Melton: vocals, lead guitar; David Cohen: rhythm guitar, organ, lead guitar; Bruce Barthol: bass, harmonica; Gary Hirsh: drums, background sounds.

“I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die” (L.P)  vinyl release: Vanguard VSD.79266 [November 1967] CD release: Vanguard VMD-79266 [July 07, 1987]

1. The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag (3:44) 2. Who Am I? 3. Pat's Song 4. Rock Coast Blues 5. Magoo 6. Janis 7. The Bomb Song  8. Thought Dream 9. The Bomb Song (Reprise) 10. Acid Commercial 11. Thursday 12. Eastern Jam 13. Colors for Susan
"I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" copyright © Tradition Music, BMI, 1965 renewed 1993 by Alkatraz Corner Music, BMI, except : All other songs copyright © 1967 renewed 1996 by Joyful Wisdom Music, BMI
Recorded and processed at Vanguard Studios, 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, July-September 1967
Produced by Samuel Charters. Engineer and special effects: Ed Friedner
PERSONNEL:
Joe McDonald: vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, organ; BarryMelton: vocals, second voice, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar, kazoo; David Cohen: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, calliope, organ, harpsichord, bells; Bruce Barthol: bass, harmonica, vocals, barking; Gary Hirsh: drums, conga, bells, wine bottle.  

“Together” Vinyl release: Vanguard VSD.79277 [August 1968]  CD release: Vanguard VMD-79277 [April 07, 1992]

1. Rock and Soul Music 2. Susan 3. Mojo Navigator4. Bright Suburban Mr. & Mrs. Clean Machine 5. Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheer 6. The Streets of Your Town 7. The Fish Moan 8. The Harlem Song 9.Waltzing in the Moonlight 10. Away Bounce My Bubbles11. Cetacean 12. An Untitled Protest

All songs copyright © 1968 renewed 1996 by Joyful Wisdom, BMI. Recorded at Sierra Sound Laboratories, Berkeley, November 1967 and Vanguard Studios, 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, 1968/ Produced by Samuel Charters, Engineer & Sound Effects: Ed Friedner. Processed at Vanguard Studios, 71 West 23rd Street, New York City
PERSONNEL:
Joe McDonald: vocals, harmony vocals, rap, lead guitar, 12-string guitar; Barry Melton: vocals, rap, lead guitar, rhythm guitar; David Cohen: rhythm guitar, organ, lead guitar, organ, piano, harpsichord, bells; Bruce Barthol: bass, vocal, backing vocal, acoustic guitar, organ; Gary Hirsh: drums, vocals, bells, background vocals, harmony, sand blocks, castanets, Chicken's music box; Robin McDonald: finger cymbals; & contributions to sound effects from Ruth Revelise, Rosanne Haberman, Leigh Centrone, Barbara Ruggieri, Alice Belgray and Holly Tooker of the Vanguard staff.

“Here We Are Again” Original LP release: Vanguard VSD.79299 [July, 1969]

1. Here I Go Again 2. Donovan's Reef 3. It's So Nice to Have Your Love 4. Baby, You're Driving Me Crazy 5. Crystal Blues 6. For No Reason  7.  My Girl 8. Doctor of Electricity
NOTE: only songs featuring  David Cohen are listed - Bruce Barthol was not featured in this line-up.
Songs by Joe McDonald copyright © 1969 by McDonald's Music, BMI, renewed 1994 and  songs by Barry Melton copyright © 1969 by Sea Food Music, BMI, renewed 1994.
Album produced by Sam Charters and engineered by Ed Friedner and re-mixed at Vanguard Recording Studios, 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, by Ed Friedner.
1. 2. 6:  recorded at Vanguard Recording Studios, 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, December 1968
PERSONNEL ON THESE SONGS:
Joe McDonald: vocals, guitar; Barry Melton: vocals, electric guitar, David Cohen: piano, organ, Mark Ryan: bass; Gary Hirsh: drums, percussion.
3, 4, 5, 7, 8 recorded at Pacific High Studios, Brady Street, San Francisco, January 1969
PERSONNEL ON THESE SONGS:
Joe McDonald: vocals, guitar; Barry Melton: vocals, electric guitar; David Cohen: keyboards; Jack Casady: bass; Gary Hirsh: drums, percussion.

“Reunion” (L.P) Original vinyl release: Fantasy FAN 9530 [June 1977]

Produced by Sam Charters and engineered and remixed by Bruce Walford

1. Come To The Reunion 2. Times Flies By 3. Stateline Nevada 4. Love Is A Mystery 5. Dirty Claus Rag 6. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine (2)  7. Thunderbird. 8. Gibson’s Song (Cohen). 9. No-one Can Teach You How To Live 10. Insufficient Funds (Barthol/Marsh). 11. Dreams (Cohen/Richardson).
1: © 1977, Beck-a-Didi Music; 2, 5, 7: © 1977, Alkatraz Corner Music (BMI);  3, 8, 9: © 1977, Seafood Music (BMI); 4: © 1974, Seafood Music (BMI)
6: © 1968, Joyful Wisdom Music (BMI); 10: © 1977, Sukha-Duhka Music (BMI); 11: © 1977, Rich Hen Music (BMI)
PERSONNEL:
Joe McDonald: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica , trombone; Barry Melton: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin,. dobro, synthesiser; David Cohen: keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars; Bruce Barthol: bass, vocal; Gary Hirsh: drums, percussion, sandblocks; John Otis: congas; Sam Charters: jug; Jim Price, Bobby Keyes, Trevor Laurence, Steve Madaio: horns.

“Live! Fillmore West 1969” (double L.P) (album attributed to Country Joe & The Fish And Friends) : Vanguard VCD 139/40-2 [May 1996]  and later re-released on CD

Produced by Bill Belmont - “originally produced by Sam Charters” & engineered by Ed Friedner

1. Introduction/Rock & Soul Music/Love. 2. Here I Go Again. 3. It’s So nice to Have Your Love (sic.) 4. Flying High. 5. Doctor Of Electricity/. 6 & 7: Donovan’s Reef Jam (incorporating: Donovan’s Reef / Flying High / Masked Marauder/ Bass Strings / “Miller Riff’/ Flying High.
NOTE: On CD release, tracks 6 & 7 are continuous- David Cohen joins in on guitar after 25 minutes
PERSONNEL:
1, 2, 4,5: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh, Jack Casady. 3: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh, Jack Casady, David Getz. 6 & 7: :Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh, Jack Casady, David Getz, Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Miller.
NOTE: The fifth (and last) Country Joe & The Fish album L.P “C.J Fish” - was released in 1970. Neither Bruce Barthol or David Cohen appear on the album.

COMPILATION ALBUMS:

“Country Joe & The Fish - Greatest Hits” [1969 - Vanguard VSD 654]

1. The "Fish" Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag 2. Here I Go Again 3. The Streets of Your Town 4. Who Am I? 5. Happiness Is  A Porpoise Mouth 6. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 7. The Masked Marauder 8. Bass Strings.

PERSONNEL:
1, 3-8: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, Bruce Barthol, David Cohen. Gary Hirsh. 2: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh, and Mark Ryan. 

“The Life & Times of Country Joe & the Fish From Haight-Ashbury To Woodstock” [1979 - Vanguard VSD-27/28]

1. Bass Strings 2. Flying High 3. Happiness Is A Porpoise Mouth 4.An Untitled Protest 5. Who Am I? 6. Grace 7. Waltzing in the Moonlight 8. Death Sound Blues 9. Janis 10. Superbird 11. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 12. Rock & Soul Music/Love 13. Crystal Blues 14. Masked Marauder  15. The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To Rag.
PERSONNEL:
1-14, 15: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, Bruce Barthol, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh. 13: CB Joe McDonald. Barry Melton. David Cohen, Jack Casady, Gary Hirsh

“The Best of Country Joe & the Fish” [1973 Vanguard VSD 79000]

1. The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To Rag 2. Death Sound Blues 3.Happiness Is A Porpoise Mouth 4.Who Am I? 5. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 6. Grace 7. Here I Go Again  8. An Untitled Protest 9.The Harlem Song.

PERSONNEL:
1-9: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, Bruce Barthol, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh

“The Golden Hour Of The Best of Country Joe McDonald And The Fish” (U.K only) [1977- Pye Golden Hour GH 865].

1. The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To Rag 2. Here I Go Again 3, Janis.  4. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine.

PERSONNEL:
Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, Bruce Barthol, David Cohen, Gary Hirsh. 
NOTE: album also includes Country Joe McDonald solo material.  

“The Collected Country Joe & the Fish” [1987 - Vanguard VCD-111]

1. Bass Strings 2. Section 43.  3. Flying High 4. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 5. Death Sound Blues. 6. Happiness Is A Porpoise Mouth 7. Sad and Lonely Times 8. The "Fish" Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag 9. Rock Coast Blues 10. Janis 11. Eastern Jam 12. Good Guys/Bad Guys Cheers 13. Rock & Soul Music 14. An Untitled Protest 15. Here I Go Again 16. Crystal Blues.

PERSONNEL
1, 2: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Bruce Barthol, Paul Armstrong, John Francis Gunning.  3 -14: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Bruce Barthol, Gary Hirsh. 15: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Mark Ryan, Gary Hirsh.  16: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Jack Casady, Gary Hirsh.

“Vanguard Visionaries” [2007, Vanguard]

1.The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To Rag 2.Death Sound Blues 3.  An Untitled Protest 4. Grace 5. Janis 6. Superbird 7. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 8. Masked Marauder.

PERSONNEL:  Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Bruce Barthol, Gary Hirsh.

Original 45 R.P.M. singles featuring Bruce Barthol & David Cohen:

  1. Not-So-Sweet Martha/Masked Marauder [1967 - Vanguard VRS-35052]
  2. Janis/Janis (instrumental) [1967 - Vanguard VRS-35059]
  3. Who Am I/Thursday [1967 - Vanguard VRS-35061]
  4. Rock and Roll Music Parts 1 and 2 [1968 - Vanguard VRS-35068]
  5. Here I Go Again /Baby, You're Driving Me Crazy [1969 - Vanguard VRS-35090]
  6. I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die -Rag /Janis [1970 - Vanguard VRS-35112]

PERSONNEL
1-5: Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Bruce Barthol, Gary Hirsh. 6 (Side A) Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Mark Ryan, Gary Hirsh. 6 (Side B) Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Jack Casady, Gary Hirsh.

VARIOUS ARTISTS ALBUMS WITH TRACKS BY COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH FEATURING BRUCE BARTHOL &/OR DAVID COHEN:

  1. “The New Sound Underground” [196?]
  2. “More American Graffiti” [1979]
  3. “The History Of Rock, Volume 23” [1984]
  4. “Nuggets, Vol. 7: Early San Francisco” [1985]
  5. “Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance” [1989]
  6. “Rock Heroes” [198?]
  7. “Legends Of Guitar - Rock: The '60s, Vol. 2” [1991]
  8. “Songs of Protest” [1991]
  9. “San Francisco Nights” [1991]
  10. “Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance, Vol. 4” [1991]
  11. “Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set - 25th Anniversary” [1992]
  12. “Songs of Peacemakers, Protesters & Potheads” [1993]
  13. “Psychedelic Years Revisited” [994]
  14. “The Berkeley EP's” [1995]
  15. “Psychedelia: Long Strange Trip” [1995]
  16. “Vanguard Collector's Edition” [1997]
  17. “Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set - 30th Anniversary” [1997]
  18. “Summer of Peace, Love & Music, Vol.3” [1999]
  19. “Songs Of A Psychedelic Age” [199?]
  20. “Psychedelic Dungeon #3” {19??] (David Cohen only)
  21. “Classic California Rock” [2000]
  22. “25 Years of California Rock” [2000]
  23. “Positively 60s” [2000]
  24. “20th Century Noise: A Millennial Soundtrack” [2000 - free with “Uncut” magazine]
  25. “Summer Of Peace, Love And Music” [2001]
  26. “Vanguard: Roots of Folk” [2002]
  27. “Feed Your Head” [2002]
  28. “Alternative 60's” [2002]
  29. “Singers and Songwriters: Protest Songs” [2003]
  30. “Rare Trax 28: Blow Your Mind 2” [2003]
  31. “The '60s Rock Experience” [2005]
  32. “Creative Outlaws: US Underground 1962-1970” [2005]
  33. “John Peel: A Tribute” [2005]
  34. “The Sixties: Make Love Not War” [2006]
  35. “Monterey International Pop Festival” [2007]
  36. “Summer of Love: The Hits of 1967” [2007]
  37. “Flower Power” (10 CD box set) [2007]
  38. “Flower Power: United We Stand” [2007]
  39. “Flower Power Box Set” (18 CD box set) [2007]
  40. “Gold: Summer of Love” [2007]
  41. “Rolling Stone: '60s Movement” [2008]
  42. “Taking Woodstock” - soundtrack album. [2009]
  43. “Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008” [2010]
  44. “Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution, 2012” (David Cohen only)
  45. “Sunset Strip To Haight-Ashbury” [2012 - Starbucks release]


Section 2

Greg Douglass


1969 single sided 5 track demo LP - Country Weather - contains “Over And Over”, “Boy Without A Home”, “Out On The Trail”, “Yes That’s Right”, “Why Time Is Leaving Me Behind”.

197? “Mistress” - Mistress (RD Records, RD17).“Maelstrom” - (Taxim Records, 1993)

1972 unreleased album - Terry & The Pirates (allocated Warner Bros BS2669)

1982 “Little Joe” Little Joe (Little Joe Records, LJP1)

1984 "Peace On Earth" - Country Joe McDonald (Line Records L.P/CD - LI 90068)

1986 “Revelry” - Peter Rowa

1993  "Maelstrom" - Greg Douglass

Taxim Records
Tracklist:  Police Dog Blues -- Maelstrom -- Breather -- Drugs & Alcohol -- Bad Talkin' Blues Man -- The Irish Tune -- Recovery Rag -- Parchman Farm -- Wailing Wall -- Poor Boy -- Can't Be Satisfied -- Shelly's Song
Musicians: Greg Douglass, Steve Douglas, Peter Rowan, Nick Gravenites, Norton Buffalo, Doug Harmon

1994 “Too Close For Comfort” - Terry & The Pirates
Legend Music, LM 9014

1996  “Free Flyte” - Greg Doulgass/Mistress
Taxim Records TX 2026-2TA
Tracklist:  All Worth the Price You Pay -- McClure's -- Prayers -- Paul -- Free Flyte - Shiner -- Leave This Town -- Crisis -- Bullets -- Maelstrom
Musicians: Greg Douglass, Brian Kilcourse, Bill Baron

2000  “The Natives Are Restless” - Greg Douglass
Tracklist:  Garcia's Last Gig -- Key To The Highway -- When Frida Kahlo Lost Her Halo -- A Minor Problem -- Last Train To Tinksville -- I Feel Fine -- Slap Happy - Bugnuts' Busy Day -- Irish Medley -- Breather -- The Natives Are Restless
Musician: Greg Douglass

2001 “Comanche Boots” - Terry & The Pirates (Acadia CD - ACAM 8210)

2003  “Holiday Favorites” - Greg Douglass
On Solo Acoustic Guitar
Tracklist:  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -- O Holy Night -- Good King Wencelas -- Manager/Midnight Clear Medley -- Jingle Bell Rock -- Angels We Have Heard On High -- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -- Carol Of The Bells -- The Christmas Song -- Greensleeves -- Hark/Adeste Fidelis Medley -- Silent Night
Musician: Greg Douglass

2005  "Country Weather" - Country Weather
RD Records, RD15 (double LP, side 1 is the 1969 demo; see below)
Tracklist:  Over And Over -- Boy Without A Home -- Out On The Trail -- Yes That’s Right -- Why Time Is Leaving Me Behind -- New York City Blues -- Carry A Spare -- Fly To New York -- Black Mountain Rag --- I Don’t Know -- Black Mountain Rag -- Pakistan (Ring Around The Moon) -- Fly To New York -- New York City Blues -- Yes That’s Right -- Wake Me Shake Me
From the press release: "Vinyl double LP pressed on heavy audiophile vinyl with a deluxe gatefold cover, 8 page insert booklet and there are messages scratched in to the dead wax. Side 1 is the legendary 5 song record from 1969; Side 2 are 4 songs recorded at The Church in 1971; Side 3 and 4 were recorded at the Walnut Creek Civic Center from 1970."
Musicians: Greg Douglass, Steve Derr, Dave Carter, ...

2006 “Return To Silverado - Terry & The Pirates with John Cipollina
double CD - Acadia 8132

200? “Still A Pirate” - Terry Dolan
private pressing, no number

“Fly To New York” - (4xCD, Comp, RM)
San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970

2007 “Love Is the Song We Sing- San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970”
(Rhino Records 165564, 4 CD "book" set ) Includes "Fly To New York" (from Country Weather demo -1969)

Greg Douglass
“Fingerstyle”
and “Lead Guitar”
(Icons of Rock 2005) Greg Douglass is a versatile multi-platinum artist who has toured and recorded with Steve Miller, Van Morrison, Greg Kihn, Eddie Money and others.  With over 100 minutes of instruction, numerous chapter marks for easy navigation and a fully interactive lesson library: "Greg Douglass Lead Guitar" is an entertaining and educational tool for today's guitar player.  Includes On-Screen tablature, interactive Lesson chart and a free password to online book.

For more information about Greg Douglass click here


Section 3

Roy Blumenfeld

2012     “Moving in Blue” - Danny Kalb & Friends
C.D. Soujourn Records
Danny Kalb’s new 26-track restrospective double CD includes new tracks recorded with his old Blues Project band mates Al Kooper and Roy Blumenfeld, showcasing a collection of tracks recorded between 1995 and 2010.

2009     “Dirty Sheets”  -  Leslie's Motel

2007     “Love Is the Song We Sing”  - San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970
Rhino Records 165564, 4 CD "book" set. This includes "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Lad" by Seatrain and "Superbird".

2005     “Lazarus/Blues Project” - The Blues Project
Arcadia.
TRACKLIST:  1. It’s Alright 2. Personal Mercy 3. Black Night 4. Version of Flowers 5. Yellow Cab
6. Lazarus 7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man 8. Reaching 9. Midnight Rain 10. So Far So Near 11. Back Door Man 12. Danville Dame, 13 Railroad Boy 14. Rainbow 15. Easy Lady. 16. Plain and Fancy. 17. Little Rain. 18. Crazy Girl 19. I'm Ready
A reissue of both Capitol albums of 1971 and 1972 on one C.D.

2001     “Rare + Well Done: The Greatest & Most Obscure Recordings” -  Al Kooper

1999     “Kill My Brain” - Nick Gravenites

1998     “Nuggets”

Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [Box Set]

1997     “Anthology”  - The Blues Project

1997     “The Monterey International Pop Festival June 16,17,18 1967"
Rhino Records, MIPFR70595 (also avaialble as L.P set and four cassette set) Contains The Blues Project: "Wake Me Shake Me"

1996    “Chronicles” - The Blues Project
Polygram CD 529758
TRACKLIST:  1. I'm Troubled. 2. Back Door Man. 3.Violets of Dawn. 4. Goin' Down Louisiana. 5. Hoochie Coochie Man. 6. Parchman Farm. 7. You Go and I'll Go with You. 8. Catch The Wind. 9. I Want to Be Your Driver. 10. Alberta. 11. Have You Ever Had The Blues? 12. Way My Baby Walks. 13. Bright Lights, Big City.. 14. Jelly, Jelly Blues. 15. Spoonful. 16. Who Do You Love? 17. Love Will Endure 18. I Can't Keep From Crying. 19. Friday Night City 20. Where There's Smoke There's Fire. 21. I Can't Keep From Crying . 22. Steve's Song. 23. You Can't Catch Me. 24. Two Trains Running. 25. Wake Me, Shake Me. 26. Cheryl's Goin' Home. 27. Flute Thing. 28. Caress Me Baby. 29. Fly Away. 30. No Time Like the Right Time. 31. Mean Old Southern .32. Gentle Dreams. 33. Lost In The Shuffle. 34. Black Night. 35. Visions of Flowers. 36. Little Rain
THE definitive Blues Project collection, on a double CD

1995     “Soul of a Man: Al Kooper Live” - Al Kooper
This superb double-CD set is the definitive career reconsideration and retrospective of The Blues Project, the original Blood Sweat & Tears and Al Kooper’s solo work . At three February 1994 gigs at New York's Bottom Line, Al Kooper got together the original members of both bands and his own Rekooperators, to perform new versions of 33 years' worth of repertoire . On the album The Blues Project pick up where they left off in 1967, doing hard, crunchy renditions of “Two Trains Runnin'“ and other classic originals, including a glorious nine-minute "Flute Thing." . For some reason, Steve Katz of The Blues Project refused to allow his guitar to appear on the release, so his part has been wiped and replaced in the studio by Jimmy Vivino and other guest players.
TRACLKIST:  Disc One: 1. Somethin' Goin' On. 2. Can't Keep from Cryin', Sometimes. 3. I Stand Alone Medley: I Stand Alone/I Can Love a Woman/New York ...4. Flute Thing. 5. Don't Tell Me (Repo Man). 6. Two Trains Running. 7. Heartbeat. 8. Sleepwalk. 9. Just One Smile.
Disc Two: 1. I Can't Quit Her. 2. I Wanna Little Girl. 3. My Days Are Numbered.
4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know. 5. Vocal Intro. 6. Made in the Shade.
7. Downtime. 8. Violets of Dawn. 9. Albert's Shuffle. 10.Closing Medley: You Can't Always Get What You Want/Season of the Witch.

1971   “Lazarus” - The Blues Project
Capitol
TRACKLIST:  1. It’s Alright 2. Personal Mercy 3. Black Night. 4. Version of Flowers. 5. Yellow Cab. 6. Lazarus. 7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man. 8. Reaching. 9. Midnight Rain.10. So Far So Near.
In 1971, newly signed to Capitol Records, The Blues Project resurfaced as a trio with bassist and saxman Don Kretmar of Seatrain joining Danny Kalb and Roy Blumenfeld.  Don Kretmar's tenor sax work is a delight throughout the album as is the piano contribution of session player Tom Parker.  The album was recorded in England and produced by Shel Talmy.

1989     “The Best of the Blues Project” - The Blues Project
Rhino R2 70165
TRACKLIST:  1. No Time Like The Right Time. 2. I Can't Keep From Crying. 3. Wake Me, Shake Me. 4. Flute Thing. 5. Steve's Song. 6. Where There's Smoke, There's Fire. 7. Going Down. 8. Lousiana. 10. I Want To Be Your Driver. 11. Mean Old Southern. 12. Two Trains Running. 13. Fly Away. 14. Lost In The Shuffle. 15. Violets Of Dawn. 16. Love Will Endure. 17. Alberta 18. Flute Thing (Live, 1973)
Another ‘greatest hits’ compilation, but this time with a live version of “Flute Thing”.

1987     “Back Door Man” - The Blues Project

1986     “Relix Sampler #1”

1984     “Amagamalin Street” - Robert Hunter

1974    “Archetypes Blues Project” - The Blues Project
MGM SE-4953   A straightforward re-release of Best Of The Blues Project (Verve/Folkways
FTS-3077) re-titled and with new cover and album notes.

1973     “Original Blues Project Reunion in Central Park” - The Blues Project
MCA 2-8003 -also released later on One Way Records.
This album ranks as one of the most artistically successful reunions in blues or rock. The participants are all on the same page and, to judge from the evidence of this recording, in the same groove from beginning to end. The rocking numbers like "You Can't Catch Me" work the best, but tracks like "Steve's Song" and "Louisiana Blues" are equally rewarding. everyone acquits themselves well, and the band - with Tommy Flanders back in the fold - creates a truly long-lasting concert document of their work. Most important, the members seem to respect their own past and re-create it with spontaneity and energy. Sound quality is first-rate too!
TRACKLIST:  1. Steve's Song. 2. I Can't Keep from Crying, Sometimes..3. You Can't Catch Me.
4. Fly Away. 5. Caress Me Baby. 6. Catch The Wind. 7. Wake Me, Shake Me. 8. Two Trains Running. 9.Closing.-Audience.

1972    “The Blues Project” - The Blues Project
Capitol 11017
TRACKLIST:  1. Back Door Man 2. Danville Dame. 3. Railroad Boy 4. Rainbow. 5. Easy Lady.  6. Plain & Fancy. 7. Little Rain. 8. Crazy Girl. 9. I'm Ready
The Blues Project’s second album on Capitol previous featured a six-piece ensemble. With the addition of the band's original singer Tommy Flanders on vocals, second guitarist Bill Lussenden and future 'FORMER MEMBERS’ David Bennett Cohen on keyboards, this album was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

1971     “Lazarus” - The Blues Project

1969    “Seatrain” [First Album] – Seatrain
The first album released under their own name saw Seatrain highlight their unique blend of jazz, rock bluegrass, folk, and blues. Other albums were released by Seatrain but Roy Blumenfeld only appeared on this one.
TRACKLIST:  1. Sea Train. 2. Let The Duchess No. 3. Pudding Street. 4 Portrait Of The Lady As A Young Artist. 5. As I Lay Losing. 6. Rondo. 7. Sweet Creek's Suite. 8. Outwear The Hills.

1970    “Mark Spoelstra” - Mark Spoelstra

1969    “Best Of The Blues Project” - The Blues Project
Verve/Folkways FTS-3077
TRACKLIST 
1. I Want to Be Your Driver. 2. Steve's Song. 3. Wake Me, Shake Me. 4. I Can't Keep From Crying. 5. Cheryl's Goin' Home. 6. The Flute Thing. 7. Violets of Dawn. 8. No Time Like The Right Time
A different compilation released in the U.S A.

1969    “The Blues Project”
Verve Forecast 2304 010, Germany.
A greatest hit compilation released in Germany - identical to the previous album- with a different title and cover - but with “Violets of Dawn” & “Catch The Wind” transposed in the tracklisting.

1968     “Al Kooper, Roy Blumenfeld, Danny Kalb, Steve Katz, Andy Kulberg Of The Blues Project” - The Blues Project
Verve/Folkways FTS-3069
TRACKLIST
1. Wake Me, Shake Me. 2. Catch The Wind. 3. You Can't Catch Me. 4. Two Trains Running. 5. Goin' Down Louisiana. 6. Violets of Dawn. 7. Back Door Man. 8. Caress Me Baby. 9. Fly Away. 10. Mean Old Southern

1968     “Planned Obsolescence” - The Blues Project
U.S release Verve Folkways FTS 3046 ,and later released on One Way Records
TRACKLIST:  1. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody. 2. Calypso. 3. Frank 'N' Curt: Incensed. 4. Turtle Dove. 5. Mojo Hannah. 6. Niartaes Hornpipe.  7. Endless Sleep. 8. She Raised Her Hand. 9 Dakota Recollection. 10. Gentle Dreams.
Following the exits of The Blues Project’s other members, Roy Blumenfeld and flautist/bassist Andy Kulberg relocated to Marin County, California, and formed a new lineup with vocalist Jim Roberts, ex Mystery Trend guitarist John Gregory, former Jim Kweskin Jug Band violinist Richard Greene, and saxophonist Don Kretmar. In 1968 they issued the album “Planned Obsolescence” was issued under the The Blues Project’s name - but this was simply to fulfill contractual obligations. The material was not particularly representative of The Blues Project’s former work. Almost as soon as the album was released the band changed their name to Seatrain.

1967     “The Blues Project Live at Town Hall” - The Blues Project
U.S release Verve Folkways FTS 3025, and later released on One Way Records .  The title of this album is a misnomer - this album actually comprised of live performances from Stony Brook College (not Town Hall), and released just before Al Kooper left the band to form Blood Sweat and Tears. Al Kooper’s composition "No Time Like the Right Time" is actually the studio single with canned applause added….
TRACKLIST:  1. Introduction/(Electric) Flute Thing. 2. I Can’t Keep From Crying . 3. Mean Old Southern. 4 No Time Like the Right Time. 5. Love Will Endure. 6. Where There's Smoke There's Fire. 7. Wake Me, Shake Me. 

1967    “Complete Monterey Pop” - Various artistes
The Criterion Collection 3 DVD Set
Contains The Blues Project: ‘Flute Thing’ from Sunday, 18th June 1967
This was pretty much the last performance by The Blues Project in the 60’s although there were later reunions. 

1966    “I Can’t Keep From Crying / The Way My Baby Walks” - The Blues Project
Verve Forecast, VS1505, 45 r.p.m. single; U.K only

1966     “Live at the Café Au Go Go” - The Blues Project
Verve/Folkways FTS 3000
TRACKLIST:  1. Goin' Down Louisiana. 2. You Go, I'll Go With You. 3. Catch the Wind. 4. I Want to Be Your Driver. 5. Alberta. 6. The Way My Baby Walks. 7. Violets of Dawn. 8. Back Door Man. 9. Jelly Jelly Blues. 10. Spoonful. 11. Who Do You Love?
Tommy Flanders had already left the band by the time this debut album was released, and although on the sleeve he is credited as sole vocalist, Danny Kalb also sang four songs - the same number as Flanders. Steve Katz was vocalist on "Catch the Wind," and Al Kooper provided lead vocal on "I Want to Be Your Driver." 
NOTE: The Acadia label reissued “Live at the Café Au Go Go” on CD in 2004 with six bonus tracks, including an alternative version of "Who Do You Love?"

1966/7 “Projections” - Blues Project
(1966, U.S. Verve/Folkwys FTS 3008, -1967 in U.K, on Verve label, (S)VLP6004. (Later re-released on Sundazed label). 
TRACKLIST:  1. I Can't Keep From Crying 2. Steve's Song 3. You Can't Catch Me 4. Two Trains Running 5. Wake Me, Shake Me 6. Cheryl's Going Home 7. Flute Thing 8. Caress Me Baby 9. Fly Away
“Projections” is widely hailed as The Blues Project’s finest album, and was produced by Bob Dylan’s producer, Tom Wilson. In less than a year the enthusiastic live band had matured into a seasoned studio ensemble. On Al Kooper’s composition "Flute Thing”, bassist Andy Kulberg played flute. Al Kooper reworked two gospel themes - "Wake Me, Shake Me" and "I Can't Keep from Crying" - into ambitious blues-rock compositions. (These two songs are now part of the THE FORMER MEMBERS’ repertoire, with Roy Blumenfeld providing great vocals). Danny Kalb’s extended versions of "Two Trains Running" and "Caress Me Baby" are also highlights of the album.

1966     “Projections from the Past - The Blues Project
Hab label  Re - released (199?) as “Bleecker Street Blues” - Goldtone GT-015/BLCD029
This double L.P/ (and later single CD) was basically a semi-legal bootleg release. It captures the band’s best lineup - Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Danny Kalb, Andy Kulberg and Roy Blumenfeld -live at the Matrix club in San Francisco on September 1 (or 7th?) 1966. However, the entire fourth side of the Hab label’s “Projections From the Past” double LP is simply tracks lifted from their “Live At Town Hall” album, whereas those tracks are not included on Goldtone’s “Bleecker Street Blues” CD release. .
TRACKLIST: (“Bleecker Street Blues”)
1. Goin' Down Louisiana 2. Steve's Song. 3. I Can't Keep From Crying. 4. Caress Me Baby. 5. Flute Thing. 6. Wake Me, Shake Me. 7. Kerri's Shuffle. 8. Jelly Jelly Blues. 9.You Can't Catch Me 10. Shake That Thing 11. You Can't Judge A Book.12. Hoochie Coochie Man 13. If You Don't Come Back

1966: “I Aint’ Marching Any More”  - Phil Ochs
EKSN45002  Elektra records, 45 r.p.m. single.
The folk protest singer Phil Ochs recorded his initial album “All The News That’s Fit To Sing” in 1964, with Danny Kalb on 2nd guitar.  However, on his second album, 1965’s “I Ain't Marching Anymore", Ochs performed alone. An alternative electric version of the song "I Ain't Marching Anymore", was recorded in 1966 - Ochs was featured on vocals and guitar with The Blues Project - Roy Blumenfeld, Danny Kalb, Steve Katz, Andy Kulberg and Al Kooper - and also a bagpipe player.  This version was released as the A side of a British 45 r.p.m. single, attributed to Phil Ochs, b/w “That Was The President”, from the aforementioned album. It later surfaced in the States on the now out-of-print Phil Ochs box set “Farewells & Fantasies” (1997) and as a bonus track on the 2001 CD reissue of the “I Ain't Marching Anymore” album.

1966     “The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale: Batman and Robin” - Sun Ra/The Blues Project

1964     ”Moving In Blue” - The Blues Project

(Other Blues Project compilations…)
“Pop History, Vol. 20: The Blues Project” (1973) Polydor 2625 020
“Pop History: John Mayall / The Blues Project” (`197?) Polydor 2488 037 / 2335 036
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