Various Artists

Someone to Love

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Thirty-track compilation of early San Francisco rock from the Autumn label, some previously unissued. This disc...is not the most economic way to collect some of this mid-'60s material, though much of it is of historic interest. The 13 Great Society cuts are all available on Sundazed's domestic Born to Be Burned CD; Sundazed has also devoted separate collections to the Mojo Men and the Vejtables, both of whom have songs here. The disc is filled out by...the Tikis and Butch Engle (most tracks previously unissued). The tracks to watch for, if you're a serious collector of San Francisco rock, are an acoustic, previously unreleased version of "Let's Get Together" by its composer, Dino Valenti, and a previously unissued cut by Mojo Men/Vejtables singer Jan Ashton, "About My Tears." If you're not a completist, you might be better off searching for the separate-artist Sundazed comps...The Great Society were an excellent and important group (the original version of "Somebody to Love" is here); the live tapes from a later vintage that were issued on Columbia are better than the relatively primitive cuts offered here.

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