state of mynd: Music Catalog B

The Beau Brummels - Autumn Of Their Years


1. She Sends Me 2:04
2. Tomorrow Is Another Day 2:46
3. She Loves Me 3:08
4. Woman (Vocal - R. Elliott) 2:41
5. Dream On 2:23
6. Cry Some 2:36
7. I Grow Old 1:57
8. No Lonelier Man 1:43
9. This Is Love 2:12
10. She's My Girl 2:27
11. I'll Tell You 2:45
12. Let Me In 2:18
13. Love Is Just A Game 2:32
14. Til The Day 1:57
15. I Will Go 2:38
16. Stay With Me Awhile 3:25
17. I'm Alone Again 1:28
18. Down On Me 2:32
19. Can't Be So 2:17
20. Fine With Me 2:27
21. Coming Home 2:11
22. That's All That Matters 2:39
23. Laugh Laugh (Alternate Take) 3:22
24. Still In Love With You Baby (Alternate Take) 2:27
25. Just A Little (Altenate Take) 2:29
26. When It Comes To Your Love (Instrumental) 2:05

The Beau Brummels - Beau Brummels 66 (1966)

While they only had two big hits, the Beau Brummels were one of the most important and underrated American groups of the 1960s. They were the first U.S. unit of any sort to successfully respond to the British Invasion. They were arguably the first folk-rock group, even predating the Byrds, and also anticipated some key elements of the San Francisco psychedelic sound with their soaring harmonies and exuberant melodies. Before they finally reached the end of the string, they were also among the first bands to record country-rock in the late '60s.

The key axis of the band was formed by guitarist/songwriter Ron Elliott, who penned most of the Brummels' moody and melodious material, and singer Sal Valentino, owner of one of the finest voices in mid-'60s rock. Spotted by local DJ Tom Donahue in a club in San Mateo (just south of San Francisco), the group was signed to Donahue's small San Francisco-based label, Autumn Records, in 1964. With Sly Stewart (later Sly Stone) in the producer's chair, they made the Top 20 right off the bat with "Laugh, Laugh." The melancholy, minor-key original sounded so much like the British bands inundating the airwaves that many listeners initially mistook the Brummels for an English act. The follow-up single, "Just a Little," was another excellent, melancholy number that became their biggest hit, making the Top Ten.

The Beau Brummels made a couple of fine albums in 1965, dominated by strong original material and featuring the band's ringing guitars and multi-part, mournful harmonies. The best of their early work is nearly as fine as the Byrds' first recordings, yet the band was losing ground commercially, partially because Autumn, being such a small label, lacked promotional muscle. "You Tell Me Why" was their only other Top 40 hit, though "Sad Little Girl" and the Byrds knock-off "Don't Talk to Strangers" were excellent singles. The band also shuffled personnel a few times, and Ron Elliott was unable to stay on the road because of diabetes. Autumn was sold in 1966 to Warners, who made the lunkheaded move of forcing the band to record an entire album of Top 40 covers — ignoring the fact that original material was one of the Brummels' primary fortes.

Regrouping as a trio, the group recorded a critically acclaimed, more experimental album in 1967, Triangle. Their last Warners LP, Bradley's Barn, found the group branching into country-rock, a year or so before it became trendy. The Beau Brummels did re-form for an unimpressive reunion album in 1975, and although Ron Elliott and Sal Valentino continued to make music and work on various low-profile projects of their own, they've never made records on par with the Brummels' vintage work.

This comes with a sticker to inform "the long lost debut for Warner Brothers" who discovered too late the deal hadn't included the publishing hence this first album for the new label of nothing but covers.
Which to my mind is great-America's answer to the Beatles kick off here with their version of You've got to hide your love away and among the other 11 tracks are versions of Yesterday and the song written by Paul McCartney under the name of Bernard Webb-Woman.
(Seemingly forgotten about by Lennon when he cut a song of the same title in 1979)
The Beau Brummels were never noted as being hedonistic like virtually all the other San Fransisco bands and eventually moved into country music.


1. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
2. Mr. Tambourine Man
3. Louie Louie
4. Homeward Bound
5. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
6. Yesterday
7. Bang Bang
8. Hang On Sloopy
9. Play With Fire
10. Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter
11. Woman
12. Monday Monday

The Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn (1968)


1. Turn Around 3:04
2. An Added Attraction (Come and See Me) 3:02
3. Deep Water 2:34
4. Long Walking Down To Misery 3:16
5. Little Bird 2:39
6. Cherokee Girl 3:38
7. I'm A Sleeper 3:18
8. The Loneliest Man In Town 1:55
9. Love Can Fall A Long Way Down 4:17
10. Jessica 2:23
11. Bless You California 2:21

The Beau Brummels - Introducing The Beau Brummels (1965)


1. Laugh Laugh 2:56
2. Still In Love With You Baby 2:34
3. Just A Little 2:26
4. Just Wait And See 2:24
5. Oh Lonesome Me 2:24
6. Ain't That Loving You Baby 2:24
7. Stick Like Glue 2:01
8. They'll Make You Cry 3:08
9. That's If You Want Me To 2:36
10. I Want More Loving 2:25
11. I Would Be Happy 2:42
12. Not Too Long Ago 3:07
13. Just A Little (Demo Version) 2:24
14. Good Time Music (Autumn Records Single Version) 3:04

The Beau Brummels - Triangle (1967)

The Beau Brummels - Triangle (1967)

Track Listing:

1. Are You Happy
2. Only Dreaming Now
3. Painter Of Women
4. The Keeper Of Time
5. It Won't Get Better
6. Nine Pound Hammer
7. Magic Hollow
8. And I've Seen Her
9. Triangle
10. The Wolf Of Velvet Fortune
11. Old Kentucky Home