PH Phactor

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A group who mixed up elements of jug band, folk-rock, blues, and psychedelia, PH Phactor was based at various points in both Portland, OR, and San Francisco. During their lifetime they recorded just one…
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A group who mixed up elements of jug band, folk-rock, blues, and psychedelia, PH Phactor was based at various points in both Portland, OR, and San Francisco. During their lifetime they recorded just one single, "Minglewood Blues"/"Barefoot John," released in 1967 on the Piccadilly label. The A-side, an update of a blues song from the 1920s, was one of the best of the relatively few jug band/blues/folk-rock combinations to be released in the 1960s, while the B-side was raw, bluesy folk-rock. An entire album of material recorded by the band, Merryjuana, was released in 1980 on Piccadilly. This LP (now very hard to find) showed more range than the single had, with excursions into good-time jug band music, Country Joe & the Fish-like psychedelia, and blues-rock.