(Very Limited Quantity Left don't miss out on this historic album!)
Original JEFFERSON AIRPLANE/HOLY MACKERAL bassist Bob Harvey and SPACESEED/SUPERCZAR/JONES AVE. Guitarist,bassist,mandolinist Brian Fowler collide to form SAN FRANCISCO BLUE. This album Hurting For People is a eclectic mix of newgrass and Psychedelic folk music released by the band in April 2005. Pick one up while available sure to be a collectors item.
San Francisco/Georgia Blue discography
1. Idiots Vision 2000
2. Live Cartersville 2004
3. Hurting For People 2005
4. Seeds of Revolution 2005
Pick these cd's up while available.
San Francisco Blue: The 9 studio song album "Hurting For People" clocks in at 43 minutes and has a myriad of instruments mandolin,gtr,auto-harp, Acoustic bass,violin. This album's title cut written by Bob Harvey,Skip Spence and Brian Fowler.
HURTING FOR PEOPLE (3:52) performed by Bob Harvey & Brian Fowler
Bob Harvey : Vocals, acoustic guitar
Brian Fowler : Mandolin, electric bass
In August of 1965, Matthew Katz, the manager, took Jefferson Airplane to Los Angeles to audition for several labels. He got us rooms at the Palms, a secluded lodge in the Hollywood hills. Skip Spence and I had a room together. We spent that first night getting high and writing a song called "Hurting For People".
I wrote the lyrics in my journal, and have hung on to them for 39 years, but the melody was never recorded and was lost in the mists of time, so when I decided to use it for the latest Moby Grape tribute album, I got together with Brian Fowler and we put new music to the lyrics. the one part of Skip's melody that I could remember was to the line, "love is just reaching out while someone else is reaching in". It fit perfectly with the new chord structure.
Brian and I recorded "Hurting For People" with an engineer named Melonie Emerson Taft. She is truly amazing. She got great sound out of all the instruments, including my voice. I'll be proud to have on the new tribute album.
Bob Harvey & Brian Fowler
Song written by (Harvey-Spence-Fowler)
Produced by Melonie Taft
contact SFB at Brian Fowler firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Harvey email@example.com
San Francisco Blue is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to Hurting for People. The new album is titled "Seeds of Revolution" to be released in January 2006.
Latebreaking SFB information go to:
By Bob Harvey, Skip Spence, Brian Fowler
Dm/Hurting for people - C/got no time to wait
Dm/Hurting for people - Dm/got no Am/time to Dm-Am-Dm/hate
Dm/Don't tell me what love C/ought to be
It's Dm/just a Am/need to Dm-Am-Dm/communicate
C/Go find someone - and G/you will see
C/Go find someone - and G/learn to be
You'll find that love is just reaching out -Bar 3rdFret
While someone else is reaching in - You can make it through
C/Say what you want - I'll G/give it to you
C/All I can take - is G/what you're willing to
Take the path you can't resist
Go through the door that's easiest
C/Open your heart for G/it's the key
C/That will make you strong & G/set you free
You'll find that love is just reaching out
While someone else is reaching in - you can make it too
Bob Harvey-Lead Vocals,Acoustic Bass(Children of the Wind),Acoustic Guitar,harmonica
Brian Fowler-Mandolin,Fiddle,Lead Guitar,Electric Bass(Hurting For People,Beating Of your heart,World War #3,Listen to the Voice,Your Smile,Married In Georgia)
Dr. David Wisdo-Acoustic Bass(Bitter Cherry,Walking the Dog)
A lovely warm 'alt country' opener, the title track is co-composed
by the legendary Skip Spence whose 'Oar' album remains one of the
finest of its ilk. Brian Fowler's mandolin playing is brilliant
throughout especially in the extended solo on 'Bitter Cherry'. Bob
Harvey writes most of the songs sometimes in collaboration with
others. Harvey was in an early incarnation of Jefferson Airplane
while Brian Fowler produced the most enjoyable 'Folk Art' CD with
his band Jones Avenue a couple of years back. In fact his
song 'Third World War' is reprised here. 'Hurting for People' has a
very spontaneous feel to it- what you hear is what you get and
Harvey's vocal style is not to be missed!
It's his harmonica that leads the way on 'Listen to the Voice', a
fine song with a serious message while the 7 minute rendition
of 'Walking The Dog' is a lot of fun. Check it out!
Reviewed by Phil Jackson for Zeitgeist