US 69 - Yesterday's Folks - Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
A highly sought after record among collectors, Yesterday’s Folks was US 69’s only album, and is considered by some critics as probably the very best ever released by the Buddah Records label. This Connecticut-based band was made up of Bill Cartier (drums), Bill Durso (vocals, guitar), Bob DePalma (saxophone), Don DePalma (piano, trumpet), and Gil Nelson (bass, flute). Previously called The Mustard Family, they changed their name to US ’69 before they released any of their recordings. The band combines a great mix of eastern-influence music with sitar along with psychedelic, jazz, rock, soul, and funk. The album is strong from start to finish, opening with the excellent “I’m on My Way (A Patch of Blue)”, and closing with the stellar ten-minute epic trippy, colorful psychedelia of “2069: a Spaced Oddity”.
1. I’M ON MY WAY (A PATCH OF BLUE) (6:14)
2. YESTERDAY’S FOLKS (3:18)
3. I’M A NOBODY (2:31)
4. AFRICAN SUNSHINE (7:28)
5. I HEAR YOU TALKIN’ (2:57)
6. MISS GOODBODY (3:25)
7. NEVER A DAY GOES BY (4:54)
8. 2069: A SPACED ODDITY (10:22)
US 69 are: Bill Durso, leader, vocalist, guitarist, arranger Bill Cartier, drums Bob DePalma, alto & tenor saxophone, flute Don DePalma, piano, trumpet Gil Nelson, bass guitar, alto saxophone, flute Technical Commentary: Jeffrey Newton Potter.
All compositions written by Bill Durso, except “I’m On My Way (A Patch of Blue)”, written by Bill Durso & Alan Bushman. Produced by: Thomas “Doc” Cavalier & Ed Read. A Trod Nossel Productions, Inc. Arrangements: Bill Durso Horn arrangements: Bob DePalma & Bill Durso Executive Engineer: Bill Lobb Associate Engineers: Jack Soos & Dan Zellman Recorded at Syncron Sound Studios, Inc. Wallingford, Connecticut and East Coast Sound.