It Crawled Out Of The Vaults Of KSAN : 1966-1968 - 6CDr

Volume 1:
The Grateful Dead (partially broadcast on KSAN) Fillmore Auditorium 11/19/66
1. Bill Graham Introduction (0:37) - 2. Cold Rain And Snow (3:08) - 3. Hi Heeled Sneakers (4:43) - 4. Pain In My Heart (4:02) - 5. Beat It On Down The Line (2:59) - 6. Cream Puff War (7:40) - 7. The Same Thing (11:23) - 8. He Was A Friend Of Mine (4:36) - 9. Dancin In The Street (7:37) - 10. Smokestack Lightning (8:42) - 11. King Bee (5:30) - 12. In The Midnight Hour (18.20)

Volume 2:
JEFERSON AIRPLANE (KSAN Production Reel) Fillmore Auditorium 1966 & 67 (various shows)
1. 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds (5:12) -2. Runnin' Round (2:36) - 3. Somebody To Love (3:07) - 4. Today (3:23) - 5. Get Together (4:12) - 6. Other Side Of This Life (6:50) - 7. Fat Angel (6:58) - 8. ...Grace talk... (0:04) - 9. Go To Her (4:21) - 10. She Has Funny Cars (3:35)
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1966
11. Dino's Song (3:47) - 12. Gold And Silver (2:11) - 13. Smokestack Lightning (6:09)
COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967
14. Flying High (4:49) - 15. Thought Dream (6:45) - 16. H-Bomb Song (3:53)

Volume 3:
BO DIDDLEY (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1966
1. Gunslinger (3:25) - 2. Eastern Thang (10:06) - 3. Great Grand Daddy (5:40) - 4. Hey Bo Diddley (3:10) - 5. Everybody Needs Somebody (8:47)
THE BYRDS (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1968
6. So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star (2:46) - 7. Goin' Back (4:31) - 8. This Wheels On Fire (4:34)
MOBY GRAPE (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967
9. It Depends On You (7:34) - 10. Changes (4:23) - 11. Leavin' (1:57) - 12. Grape Jam with Big Brother... (5:18)

Volume 4:
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967
1. Tupelo (4:17) - 2. Old Folks Boogie (3:07) - 3. Evil (2:38) - 4. Instrumental (3:12)
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967 (except track 8 is Fillmore 1968)
5. Bye Bye Baby (4:10) - 6. Women Is Losers (5:04) - 7. Call On Me (3:51) - 8. Ball And Chain (10:52)
INITIAL SHOCK (KPFA/KPFB Broadcast) Avalon Ballroom 1968
9. Big Boy (6:49) - 10. Let Me Be Your Man (8:24) - 11. Goin' Down Louisiana (13:21) - 12. If You Gotta Go, Go Now->Jam (9:03)

Volume 5:
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (KSAN Production Reel) Fillmore Auditorium 1968
1. Suzy Q (11:36)
SANTANA (KSAN Production Reel) Carousel Ballroom 1968
2. Treat->drums->> (11:30) - 3. Jingo (4:40)
STEVE MILLER BAND (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967 & 68 (various shows)
4. Steppin High (6:36) - 5. Can You Feel Your Daddy's Heartbeat? (2:57) - 6. Blues With A Feeling (6:41) - 7. Living In The USA (4:26) - 8. Steppin' Stone (3:10)
THE SPARROW (Pre-Steppenwolf) (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967
9. Corrina, Corrina/ (1:50) - 10. Baby Please Don't Go (4:24) - 11. Searchin'/ (0:56) - 12. Things Won't Be The Same->jam (8:03)
THE DOORS (KSAN Production Reel) Avalon Ballroom 1967
13. Who Do You Love (3:49)

Volume 6:
THE FINAL SOLUTION (Soundboard Reel)
The Matrix 1966 (SBD) - 1. Announcements/Intro (0:44) - 2. Tell Me Again (6:01) - 3. Bleeding Rose (8:22) - 4. If You Want (4:14) - 5. You Say You Love Me-> (4:23) - Got My Mojo Workin' - 6. Time Is Here And Now (2:58) - 7. Bo Diddley Meets Sandy Nelson (5:07) - 8. Truck Drivin Son Of A Gun (4:05) - 9. Just Like Gold (7:04) - 10. Misty Mind (6:12) - 11. So Long Goodbye-> (0:39) - 12. America The Beautiful (0:47)
THE KALIEDESCOPE (w/David Lindley) (broadcast on KSAN )
1968 Studio Outtake: 13. Just A Taste (2:09)
TERRY REID (w/David Lindley) (broadcast on KSAN )
1968 Studio Outtakes: - 14. Silver And White Light (4:44) - 15. With No Expression (5:07) - 16. Think Twice (4:43)

These are recordings from the heyday of Underground Radio in San Francisco. This set includes 82 tracks on 6 CDs (most are 80 minute CDs), featuring many live performances, primarily produced and broadcast by radio station KSAN FM.

Many of the most popular (and a few lesser known) musicians are represented during the key three years when Bay Area psychadelic music was peaking; from 1966 to 1968. The majority of these recordings came from the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium, where KSAN often recorded sets and created production reels for local FM transmission. Since the production reels primarily featured edited highlights, theres a consistantly high caliber of performances documented here.

This collection is not, I repeat not, a duplication of the excellent "San Franciscan Nights" compilation. Duplicating that material was, as much as possible, intentionally avoided. However, there are some exceptions. 9 of the 82 tracks in this collection were also included on the SFN compilation. These 9 tracks were repeated here because they were either in different or more complete form, as per KSAN production reels, and/or were of improved quality. Here are those details:

CD#2: COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH:
Thought Dream (now part of an expanded Avalon set)

CD#4: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND
Old Folks Boogie (now part of expanded Avalon set - was mistitled on SFN as "Woe Is Uh Me Bop")

CD#4: BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY
Bye Bye Baby, Women Is Losers, Call On Me, Ball & Chain (1st 3 are Avalon 67, not 68 as notated on SFN. Upgraded.)

CD#5: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Suzy Q (Upgraded)

CD#5 SANTANA
Treat->drums->Jingo (Upgraded. These were the two Santana tracks not listed on the SFN tracklists.)

Other than those 9 exceptions, the 82 tracks on these CDs are all different recordings than "San Franciscan Nights"

Theres a surprisingly strong continuity when listening to all these bands together. The only set questioned was the Bo Diddley set. It was decided to include this because unlike many/most of his contemporaries, he wasn't just regurgitating his hits by the mid-1960s. Check out the spacey modal jamming on "Eastern Thang," and the approach of his band and you'll hear how well it fits. (He even has an electric violinist on this 1966 Avalon Ballroom set!

If anyone knows or has recollections who backed him around this time, we'd all enjoy hearing about it.)

Although the majority of these recordings came from KSAN production reels, several related non-KSAN recordings are also included.

Thanks to Harvey Lubar and the distribution people of San Franciscan Nights.

All the people that helped spread that collection around for free directly inspired the start of this project.