Big Brother and the Holding Company - The Carousel Ballroom 1968 - 1st Owsley Stanley release!
Janis Joplin and Big Brother and The Holding Company became accidental architects of what would be known as the San Francisco Sound. During that important cultural watershed quaintly referred to as the Summer of Love, they provided an unruly, party-tastic link between the cool, cerebral music of the Jefferson Airplane and the psychedelic covenant of the Grateful Dead.
While most of the beads, peace signs and blotter acid have long vanished, an important artifact has been unearthed to remind us of what extraordinary times they were: a recording made by Grateful Dead soundman Owsley Stanley, born Augustus Owsley Stanley III, who was better know by the psychedelic cognoscenti as "Bear," of Big Brother at san Francisco's Corousel Balroom in 1968, a recording that shows BBHC at the zenith of their considerable powers.
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