“Elephant Mountain” by The Youngbloods - album review

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TJR says

With the departure of co-founder Jerry Corbitt, the core three were now: Jesse Colin Young (bass, lead vocals), Lowell Levinger (guitar, backing vocals, electric piano) and Joe Bauer (drums). Session men supplemented with fiddle, tenor saxophone, trumpet and vibraphone. There's a brightness to the music, although “Darkness, Darkness” and “Quicksand” are songs dealing with depression and suicide. Ultimately, the jazzy inflections kill the vibe for me personally, but I can see why this album is so highly regarded in many quarters.

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A1 [03:51] 5.3.png The Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness (Jesse Colin Young) Psychedelia
A2 [02:13] 5.1.png The Youngbloods - Smug (Jesse Colin Young) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [06:44] 4.2.png The Youngbloods - On Sir Francis Drake (Lowell Levinger) Prog
A4 [03:07] 3.4.png The Youngbloods - Sunlight (Jesse Colin Young) Folk Rock / Americana
A5 [00:41] 4.5.png The Youngbloods - Double Sunlight (Lowell Levinger, Jesse Colin Young, Joe Bauer) Folk
A6 [03:49] 4.0.png The Youngbloods - Beautiful (Jesse Colin Young) Pop
A7 [00:15] 4.0.png The Youngbloods - Turn It Over (Lowell Levinger, Jesse Colin Young, Joe Bauer) Pop
B1 [03:13] 3.1.png The Youngbloods - Rain Song (Don’t Let The Rain Bring You Down) (Jerry Corbitt, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) Crooner / Cabaret
B2 [03:08] 6.8.png The Youngbloods - Trillium (Lowell Levinger, Jesse Colin Young, Joe Bauer) Psychedelia
B3 [02:41] 6.2.png The Youngbloods - Quicksand (Jesse Colin Young) Pop
B4 [00:40] 3.5.png The Youngbloods - Black Mountain Breakdown (Lowell Levinger, Jesse Colin Young, Joe Bauer) Pop
B5 [02:44] 4.5.png The Youngbloods - Sham (Jesse Colin Young) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B6 [06:37] 6.6.png The Youngbloods - Ride The Wind (Jesse Colin Young) Jazz

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