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San Francisco Nights

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San Francisco Nights

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Reissues, Rock

We gave it a B-

The big stars of 1960s San Francisco, like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, are still household names to rock fans. But how about the Great!! Society!!, Grace Slick’s pre-Airplane launching pad? Or the Vejtables? San Francisco Nights provides a tantalizing introduction — unavoidably sketchy, given the scope and variety of the city’s music — to some of psychedelia’s folkie precursors and rocking relatives. There are songs by national hit makers (the Youngbloods, Sly & the Family Stone) as well as local heroes (the Charlatans, Country Joe & the Fish). B-