Herein I offer you my very first blog specific compilation highlighting some of the very best in stoned-out, laid back jams about the Golden State. Staying mostly in the late 60s, early 70s and featuring the best of the Laurel Canyon cocaine cowboys and super soul session dudes. So hit the beach, smoke a fatty and stay groovy, readers!
Beach Boys - Big Sur
Leon Russell -Alcatraz
Lee Hazlewood - LA Lady
Terry Melcher - Beverly Hills
David Crosby - Tamalpais High (At About 3)
Jim Ford - Working My Way To LA
Michael Nesmith - Hollywood
Robert Charlebois - California
Jack Nitzsche - Lower California
Papa John Phillips - Topanga Canyon
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City
Neil Young - Revolution Blues
Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
Guy Clark - LA Freeway
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Terry Allen - Cortez Sail
Flatlanders - San Francisco Bay Blues
Shirl Milete - Love Child (Where Will You Go)
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendicino
Jesse Colin Young - Ridgetop
It's all sorted so just throw it in your ITUNES and let the magic happen.
- This version of "Big Sur" has never been released. It was intended for 1970's "Sunflower" but a completely different., yet super shitty country version ended up on 1973's "Holland." It is my single most favorite BB song.
- Terry Melcher was not only a famed producer and drug buddies with Brian Wilson! He was also Doris Day's son!