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The New Wine Singers


The New Wave
Village Gate 2003S
3/65
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Side One
Power And Glory Ochs 2:18
The Last Thing On My Mind Paxton 2:31
Who Killed Davy Moore? Dylan 2:08
Hey, Nelly Nelly Freidman-Silverstein 2:22
Turn, Turn, Turn Seeger 2:43
San Joaquin Geiss 2:14
Side Two
Bound For Zion Settle 2:28
Tambourine Man Dylan 3:29
Rambling Boy Paxton 2:53
One Man's Hands Seeger 2:39
She's My Everlovin' Machine Silverstein 2:44
Going Home Geiss 2:07
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Elaine McFarlane-vocals
Bob Connelly-vocals
Arn Lanza-acoustic guitar, vocals
Bill Malloy-banjo, vocals
Malcolm Hale-piano, guitar, banjo, trombone
Musical direction, arranged by Walter Raim
§Cover Photo-Stan Phillips
Produced by: Burt D'Lugoff, Robert Nemiroff

Note: Elaine and Malcolm would form the "Gang" after this Chicago folk group folded
 


And Your Bird Can Sing¹ / Sealed With A Kiss¹
Lennon McCartney (1:47) / Geld-Udell (2:05)
Mercury 72598, 7/66

 
Sunday Will Never Be the Same / Distance
Cashman-Pistilli (2:55) / Gilmore-Renzetti (2:33)
Mercury 72679, 4/67 BB

 
Magic Mountain Music Festival(6/10/67)
Making Every Minute Count / If You Could Only Be Me
Morier (2:30) / Atkins-D'Errico (2:10)
Mercury 72714, 7/67 BB

 

Spanky & Our Gang
Mercury SR-61124
7/67 BB [UK: 3/68]
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Side One
Lazy Day Fischoff-Powers 2:50
Byrd Avenue Smith 2:45
Trouble Wilson 5:05
Sunday Will Never Be the Same Cashman-Pistilli 2:55
Commercial Smith 1:20
If You Could Only Be Me Atkins-D'Errico 2:10
Side Two
Making Every Minute Count Morier 2:45
5 Definitions Of Love Dorough 2:40
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime Gorney-Harburg 5:05
Distance Gilmore-Renzetti 2:33
Jet Plane Denver 2:55
Come And Open Your Eyes Mapes 2:45

Note: Jet Plane is more properly Leaving On A Jet Plane

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Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane-percussion, vocals
Oz Bach-guitar, bass, vocals
Nigel Pickering-bass, guitar, vocals
Malcolm Hale-guitar, vocals
John Seiter-drums, vocals
§Cover Photo-Mark Roth
Produced by: Jerry Ross

 

Lazy Day / (It Ain't Necessarily) Byrd Avenue
Fischoff-Powers (3:05) / Smith (2:45)
Mercury 72732, 9/67 BB

 
Sunday Mornin' / Echoes
Guryan (Three Minutes Flat) / Neil (Three-Ten)
Mercury 72765, 12/67 BB

Echoes better known as Everybody's Talkin'
Like To Get To Know You / Three Ways From Tomorrow
Scharf (3:06) / Baker (3:11)
Mercury 72795, 4/68 BB

 

Like To Get To Know You
Mercury SR-61161
4/68 BB [UK: 7/68]
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Freaky 4 color Poster


 
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Side One
Swingin' Gate Farrell-Farrell-Meyers-Myers 2:14
Prescription For The Blues Montgomery-Saunders 3:07
Three Ways From Tomorrow Baker 3:25
My Bill Cherler-Dorough-Dorough-Ghertier-Greenburg 2:27
Sunday Mornin' Guryan 3:54
Side Two
Echoes Neil 3:10
Suzanne Cohen 3:47
Stuperflabbergasted Bruce-Summers, Vernal 1:10
Like To Get To Know You Scharf 2:15
Chick-A-Ding-Ding Scharf 2:23
Stardust Carmichael-Parish 3:32
Coda (I Like To Get To Know You) - :59
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Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane-percussion, vocals
Nigel Pickering-bass, guitar, vocals
Malcolm Hale-guitar, vocals
Lefty Baker-guitar, vocals
Kenny Hodges-bass, guitar, vocals
John Seiter-drums, vocals
with: (among others)
Walter Raim-guitar
Red Rhodes-steel guitar
Artie Schroeck-organ, piano
Hal Blaine-drums
Richard Davis-bass
Mike Deasy Sr-guitar
§Art Direction Jim Ladwig; Graphic Design-Terry Rose; Photos-Paul Jonali
Produced by: Bob Dorough, Stuart Scharf

 

Give A Damn³ / Swingin' Gate
Dorough-Scharf (2:55) / Farrell-Farrell-Meyers-Myers (2:12)
Mercury 72831, 7/68 BB

Based on an idea created by Young and Rubicam for the Urban Coalition (New York City)

Note: When Spanky played Give A Damn on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (12/22/68), President Nixon was one of many callers
outraged, I say OUTRAGED, by the song. John Lindsay used the song for his New York City mayoral run.
 

Yesterday's Rain / Without Rhyme Or Reason
Baker (3:07) / Dorough-Landsman (2:33)
Mercury 72871, 10/68 BB

 
Malcolm Hale, 10/31/1968
Hale dies of of carbon monoxide poisoning on Halloween, crushing the group.
Anything You Choose / Mecca Flat Blues
Scharf (2:55) / McFarlane-Montgomery (3:20)
Mercury 72890, 12/68 BB

 

Anything You Choose b/w Without Rhyme Or Reason
Mercury SR-61183
1/69 BB [UK: 8/69]
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Sleeve


 
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Side A
Anything You Choose Scharf 2:46
And She's Mine Hedges 2:34
Yesterday's Rain Baker 3:20
Hong Kong Blues Carmichael 3:45
Nowhere To Go Scharf :50
Give A Damn Dorough-Scharf 3:33
Side 1
Leopard Skin Phones Baker-Hodges 2:55
But Back Then Montgomery 1:08
Mecca Flat Blues McFarlane-Montgomery 3:21
Without Rhyme Or Reason Dorough-Landsman 2:29
1-3-5-8 (Pedagogical Round #2) Dorough 1:09
Jane Scharf 3:08
Since You've Gone Scharf 4:35
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Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane-percussion, vocals
Nigel Pickering-bass, guitar, vocals
Malcolm Hale-guitar, vocals
Lefty Baker-guitar, vocals
Kenny Hodges-bass, guitar, vocals
John Seiter-drums, vocals
with:
Little Brother Montgomery-talking (But Back Then)
§Album Design-Bob Schnepf; Cover Photo-Tom Gundelfinger
Produced by: Bob Dorough, Stuart Sharf

Note: Dedicated in loving memory to our brother Malcome Hale
 

Early '69 group disbands. Spanky to solo career and replaced Mama Cass in the 70s
John Seiter to The Turtles
And She's Mine / Leopard Skin Phones
Hedges (2:34) / Baker-Hodges (2:56)
Mercury 72926, 5/69 BB

 

Spanky's Greatest Hit(s)
Mercury SR-61227
10/69 BB [UK: 2/70]
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Side One
Sunday Will Never Be The Same Cashman-Pistilli 2:56
Makin' Every Minute Count Morier 2:33
Lazy Day Fischoff-Powers 3:09
Commercial Smith 1:31
It Ain't Necessarily Bird Avenue Smith 2:49
Everybody's Talkin' At Me [Theme From "Midnight Cowboy"] Neil 3:13
Side Two
Sunday Mornin' Guryan 6:11
Like To Get To Know You Scharf 3:16
Give A Damn Dorough-Scharf 3:36
Three Ways From Tomorrow Baker 3:23
Yesterday's Rain Baker 2:35
And She's Mine Hodges 3:25

Note: Listed here because some of the tracks are unique mixes
and the title also refers to Spanky's new baby.
 


Live
Mercury SR-61236
1/71 [UK: N/R]
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Side One
Nagasaki Dixon-Warren 1:13
Anelia Earhart's Last Flight McEnery 4:20
Waltzing Matilda Cowan-Paterson 3:50
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? Gorney-Harburg 4:30
Steel Rail Blues Lightfoot 3:05
Oh Daddy MacFalane-Montgomery 3:22
Side Two
Dirty Old Man - 2:07
The Klan Smith 4:40
(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me Lightfoot 2:20
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me McCarron-Morgan-Swanstrom 2:21
Wasn't It You? Goffin-King 2:54
You Got Trouble Williams 4:50
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Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane-percussion, vocals
Oz Bach-guitar, bass, vocals
Nigel Pickering-bass, guitar, vocals
Malcolm Hale-guitar, vocals
John Seiter-drums, vocals
§Album Design-Richard Germinaro
Produced by: Richard Kunc

Note: Recorded in 1967 at the Gaslight Club South in Coconut Grove, Florida
 


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