My Generation of Sunday 29 & Monday 30 March: Haight Ashbury 1966, The Sharpees, Niecie, Lil’ Ed [2015-12]
Haight Ashbury, San Franciso early 1966: The Charlatans, Wild Flower, Country Joe & The Fish, Sons of Champlin and Grateful Dead’s entire first album from 1967 ** The Sharpees, Niecie ** Lil’ Ed **
HAIGHT ASHBURY, SAN FRANCISCO, early 1966
Although the West Coast sound is easily associated with weirdo wah wah and heavy electric stuff predating the harder rock of the end of the sixties, nearly all musicians who were responsible for the Frisco sound were folkies. And that’s exactly what they played in the beginning: folk, white American traditionals and folkblues; sometimes a more modern Chicago tune would seep in, but even then it would normally be played in soft tones, often using instruments that do not have a place in the heavier sounds that followed, like the violin or the mandolin.… Read more...