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Monday, May 4, 2015

Big Foot - Big Foot (1968 us, awesome early prog, jazz brass rock, Vinyl edition)



Big Foot were formed in Los Angeles California in 1967 and consisted of Art Munson (guitar, vocals), Virgil Beckham (bass, vocals), Gerard Belisle (trumpet, trombone, vocals), Spencer Earnshaw (drums), David Garland (organ, trumpet, saxophone, vocals). 

Munson had previously been a back-up musician for the Righteous Brothers while the other members played in various groups in and around Orange County. One such group was the Soul Brothers which included Beckham and Belisle who while cruising the Sunset Strip, came up with the name Big Foot, after the ape-like creature that roamed the remote mountain areas of the Pacific Northwest. 

The band played the Los Angeles area which included gigs at the Whisky-A-Go-Go and the Pussy Cat-A-Go-Go in Vegas while entertaining recording contract offers.
by Jack Dominilla


Tracks
1. I Keep Holding On (Gerard Belisle, Art Munson) - 3:26
2. Colors (Art Munson) - 3:57
3. Sarah Lee (David Garland) - 3:30
4. When Will It Hit Me (Gerard Belisle, David Garland, Virgil Beckham, Spencer Earnshaw) - 3:37
5. Living Again (Art Munson, Gerard Belisle, David Garland, Virgil Beckham) - 3:19
6. Take Me (Gerard Belisle, Art Munson) - 2:26
7. California Lights (Art Munson) - 4:59
8. Bring Another Day (Virgil Beckham) - 3:11
9. Teen Thigh (Art Munson, Spencer Earnshaw) - 2:44
10.Music Maker (Gerard Belisle, Art Munson) - 3:30
11.Let It Flow (Art Munson, Gerard Belisle, David Garland) - 3:21

The Big Foot 
*Art Munson - Guitar, Vocals
*Virgil Beckham - Bass, Vocals
*Gerard Belisle - Trumpet, Trombone, Vocals
*Spencer Earnshaw - Drums
*David Garland - Organ, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocals

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10 comments:

Vic said...

Thanks for this rare gem!

Alexandr said...

Thanks, Marios!

mscmichael said...

Never heard this one before. Thanks a lot...

kobilica said...

Again something,that I don't know about.Lost diamond from the past.Thank you"MARIOS"...

Sergey said...

Great album! thank youso much for this gem!

sorogan said...

Thanks, Marios!

Geoff CARTER said...

Bought this on spec last year from great second hand vinyl shop in San Francisco for US$30- lives up to expectations - proggy, psych jazz rock.

Rich AfterSabbath said...

Very good music, thanks for another great post Marios!

adamus67 said...

Original 1968 first pressing vinyl of sought hard psychodelic hippies album.... really hard to find custom label local Northern Calif pressing and expensive. The California crew BIG FOOT were actually based in the Los Angeles area, but came up to the happening S.F. ballroom scene, releasing their album on the obscure local & apos label; WINRO RECORDS - 1004 (WHITE LABEL PROMO) ... Not much of anything known about the band who were like a comet that shot across the sky and were gone just as quickly....Their music is all self composed which is something to say when talking 1968, and equally hard to define but hangs in the 60's underground 'heads' rock sound with lots of organ, howling guitar parts and big arrangements ala 1st Sons Of Champlin Lp ... in fact sounds more like a Northern Calif Bay Area band suited to support the Acidrock Ballroom circuit.
Whatever the case collectors around the globe think highly of the album in terms of the music or rarity as spotted here or there in various states going for considerably more ($) than expected...thus BIG FOOT remains a rising collectible USA psych-rock artifact from 40+ years ago....One of the HARDEST to find of the San Francisco Sound hippie relics - a hard to find, rare Lp in ANY shape...most copies IF found have cover wear.

Thanks Marios for sharing,subsequent a psychedelic cutlet. :)

burnleaf said...

Looked up the members on Discogs - looks like the bass player fared best also playing in Richie Furay Band. His son is finalist on current American Idol. Other members still working doing soundtracks and commercial(ad) music