The Mojo Men

Sit Down, I Think I Love You

Composed by Stephen Stills

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Originally one part of Buffalo Springfield's early repertoire, "Sit Down, I Think I Love You" gained writer Stephen Stills some early notoriety with this exquisite Top 40 hit in spring of 1967, just as Stills' "For What It's Worth" was going Top Ten for the Springfield. "Sit Down" showcases Stills' already refined pop moxie and melodic instinct, crossed with a strong folk flavoring. The Springfield's version is folk-rock at its best, but here, the Mojo Men and arranger Van Dyke Parks transformed the song into a near-Mamas & Papas graft, complete with counterpoint vocals and a warm feeling. An odd and wide variety of instruments (from mandolins, Dobro, to multiple keyboards) add great texture to the melody, creating one of the great "lost" masterpieces of the era.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
21 Golden Gate Greats (Vol 2) 1969
Various Artists
Take 6 Inc.
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 1972
Various Artists
Rhino 2:22
No Image 1985
Various Artists
Rhino
More Party Classics 1987
Various Artists
Warner Bros. 2:16
Classic Rock: Bubblegum, Garage and Pop Nuggets 1991
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:22
No Image 1991
Various Artists
Rhino
Baby Boomer Classics: More Mellow Sixties 1994
Various Artists
Priority Records 2:16
Sit Down...It's the Mojo Men 1995 Sundazed 2:22
18 Free & Easy Hits from the '60s 1996
Various Artists
Rhino / Essex 2:16
Only Love 1965-1969 1997
Various Artists
Essex 2:16
Groovin' 60's [Warner] 1998
Various Artists
Rhino / Essex 2:19
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [Box Set] 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 2:23
Nuggets from Nuggets: Choice Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 2000
Various Artists
Rhino 0:00
Buried Treasure: Lost Gems from Deep in the '60s Vaults 2001
Various Artists
Collectors' Choice Music 2:21
The Folk Years: Simple Song of Freedom 2002
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:20
Rock N Roll Reunion 1967 2003
Various Artists
Madacy 2:40
The Folk Years [Box Set] 2003
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:20
20 Rockin' Hits of the 60's [Disc 4] 2003
Various Artists
Madacy 2:39
100 Rockin' Hits of the 60's 2005
Various Artists
Madacy 2:39
San Francisco Nuggets 2007
Various Artists
Rhino 2:22
Summer of Love [2017] 2017
Various Artists
Rhino 2:20
Gettin' Together: Groovy Sounds From the Summer of Love
Various Artists
GC / Rhino