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Kaleidescopic Compendium: The Best Of The Blues Magoos

Blues Magoos

Initial release : 1992

Mercury 512313

A compilation of tracks from the first three Blues Magoos LPs and the singles that were released during the same period.

Tracks

  • So I'm Wrong And You Are Right (Lewis/Shorter)
  • Tobacco Road (Loudermilk)
  • Sometimes I Think About (Blues Magoos/Esposito/Gilbert/Scala)
  • (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet (Esposito/Gilbert/Scala)
  • Love Seems Doomed (Esposito/Gilbert/Scala)
  • Gotta Get Away (Adams/Gordon)
  • Queen of My Nights (Blues Magoos)
  • She's Coming Home (Atkins/Miller)
  • Pipe Dream (Gilbert/Scala)
  • There's A Chance We Can Make It (Gilbert/Scala)
  • Life Is Just A Cher O'Bowlies (Blues Magoos/Gilbert/Scala)
  • Albert Common Is Dead (Gilbert/Scala)
  • Summer Is the Man (Esposito/Gilbert)
  • Baby, I Want You (Blues Magoos/Gilbert)
  • Rush Hour (Blues Magoos/Daking/Esposito/Gilbert/Scala)
  • One by One (Blues Magoos/Gilbert)
  • I Wanna Be There (Blues Magoos/Scala)
  • There She Goes (Esposito/Gilbert/Scala)
  • Sybil Green (Of the in Between) (Blues Magoos/Gilbert/Scala)
  • I Can Hear the Grass Grow (Wood)
  • Yellow Rose (Blues Magoos/Gilbert)
  • I Can Move A Mountain (Blues Magoos/Kelly)
  • Chicken Wire Lady (Blues Magoos/Gilbert)

Musicians

  • Peppy Castro (Emil Thielhelm) - guitar, vocals
  • Mike Esposito - guitar
  • Ralph Scala - organ, vocals
  • Ron Gilbert - bass
  • Geoffrey Daking - drums

Other credits

  • Original producer - Bob Wyld, Art Polhemus, Rick SHorter
  • Compilation producer - Bill Inglot
  • Executive producer - Bill Levenson
  • Digital remastering - Ken Perry, Bill Inglot
  • Annotation, research - Andrew P. Sandoval
  • Art direction - Lisa Sutton
  • Photos - Michael Ochs Archive
  • Special thanks - Peppy Castro, Ron Gilbert, Art Polhemus, Harold Bronson, Jeff Tamarkin

Related releases

The tracks on this compilation are from the following sources.

So I'm Wrong And You Are Right was originally released on a single;

  • So I'm Wrong And You Are Right / People Had No Faces, The Blues Magoos, 1966, Verve Folkways 5006
Tobacco Road and Sometimes I Think About You were originally released on a single;
  • Tobacco Road / Sometimes I Think About You, 1966, Mercury 72590
(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet and Gotta Get Away were originally released on a single;
  • (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet / Gotta Get Away, 1966, Mercury 72622
Love Seems Doomed, Queen of My Nights and She's Coming Home were originally released on; Pipe Dream and There's A Chance We Can Make It were originally released on a single;
  • There's A Chance We Can Make It / Pipe Dream, 1967, Mercury 72660
Life Is Just A Cher O'Bowlies, Albert Common Is Dead, Summer Is the Man, Baby, I Want You and Rush Hour were originally released on; One by One was originally released on a single;
  • One By One / Dante's Inferno, 1967, Mercury 72692
I Wanna Be There was originally released on a single;
  • I Wanna Be There / Summer Is The Man, 1967, Mercury 72707
There She Goes was originally released on a single;
  • Life Is Just A Cher O'Bowlies / There She Goes, 1967, Mercury 72729
Sybil Green (Of The In Between), I Can Hear the Grass Grow, Yellow Rose, I Can Move A Mountain and Chicken Wire Lady were originally released on;
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