VARIOUS ARTISTS Fillmore: The Last Days (1972)

Fillmore: The Last Days (1972)
If You Can Remember, You Weren’t There

A great collection from back in the day, pretty much superseded by more recently available full concert performances from the era, venue and performers. Still, it’s a fun flashback for those whose memories have been erased by the passage of time. Fillmore‘s strongest selling point is that it concentrates on bands from the West coast, instead of every touring act that stepped into the place, so you get a decent communal sound and feel. Out of print, but at Amazon (HERE), along with the DVD (HERE, cheaper, as usual) of the same title.

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JOHN WALKER Hello (2:13)
LAMB Hello Friends (3:16)
ELVIN BISHOP GROUP So Fine (3:57)
ELVIN BISHOP GROUP Party Till The Cows Come Home (3:09)
MALO Pana (8:04)
SONS OF CHAMPLIN Poppa Can Play (4:58)
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY White Bird (9:03)
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE Fresh Air (4:44)
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE Mojo (4:58)
BILL GRAHAM Introduction (1:00)
TOWER OF POWER Back On The Streets Again (6:33)
BOZ SCAGGS Baby’s Callin’ Me Home (8:54)
COLD BLOOD I Just Want To Make Love To You (6:18)
STONEGROUND Passion Flower (3:53)
NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Henry (4:06)

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GRATEFUL DEAD Casey Jones (5:58)
GRATEFUL DEAD Johnny B. Goode (4:00)
HOT TUNA Introduction (0:51)
HOT TUNA Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burnin’ (7:42)
SANTANA Incident At Neshabur (5:37)
SANTANA In A Silent Way (7:53)
ELVIN BISHOP/BOZ SCAGGS & FRIENDS We Gonna Rock (6:44)
ELVIN BISHOP/BOZ SCAGGS & FRIENDS Long And Tall (12:25)
BILL GRAHAM Goodbye With Final Jam Of Greensleeves (3:32)
BILL GRAHAM Words With Bill Graham (16:59)

11 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    April 3, 2012 - 08:45 | Permalink

    Search HERE.

  • 2
    April 3, 2012 - 11:47 | Permalink

    I can’t thank you enough for the time and dedication you put into this.

    Absolutely amazing.

  • 3
    notBob
    April 3, 2012 - 14:02 | Permalink

    egad…the (fuzzy) memories! I had this on my 8-track cruisin’ for burgers back in the day.

    • 4
      Willard
      April 3, 2012 - 14:22 | Permalink

      With fuzzy dice and bongos in the back?

  • 5
    Ace K
    April 3, 2012 - 14:33 | Permalink

    ‘Twould be nice if there were more Malo on this. When I finally heard that band I was really pleased with the sound. They were a lot more varied in their approach than most other of the era.

    Great site (of course).

    Ace K.

  • 6
    notBob
    April 3, 2012 - 14:56 | Permalink

    Fuzzy dice indeed!. & I agee with Ace–Would you perhaps have the first Malo LP?

  • 8
    Colin H
    April 3, 2012 - 20:28 | Permalink

    Awesome effort, and at least a few I missed out on earlier or wouldn’t have tried without you getting me hooked on stuff subsequently. Thanks!

  • 10
    eric
    June 2, 2013 - 13:15 | Permalink

    thank you–a piece of my childhood (a gift from a friend when we left Berkeley in 1972) I’ve been searching for for years….my vinyl copy is tattered and worn to death….

  • 11
    buzzbabyjesus
    June 14, 2013 - 12:34 | Permalink

    I bought this when it came out, and it was a little over my head.

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