It’s a Beautiful Day "It’s a Beautiful Day"

Posted 21 Jun 2010 in 60s, Albums of 1969, Albums of the 60s, Folk Rock

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is the self titled album, It’s a Beautiful Day.

How many remember this one?

It’s a Beautiful Day was one of the great ‘hippie-rock psychedelic bands’ of the 60s. This was released in 1969. You’d have pegged them as a San Francisco band but they actually were from Seattle. Well Seattle when they started. Band leaders David and Linda LaFlamme actually moved around quite a bit.

They were known mainly for the epic song, ‘White Bird.’ Ah, now you remember!
They also had a decent follow up called ‘Hot Summer Day.’

Track listing

Side one

  1. “White Bird” (6:06)
  2. “Hot Summer Day” (5:46)
  3. “Wasted Union Blues” (4:00)
  4. “Girl With No Eyes” (3:49)

Side two

  1. “Bombay Calling” (4:25)
  2. “Bulgaria” (6:10)
  3. “Time Is” (9:42)

Personnel

  • David LaFlamme – violin, flute, lead vocals
  • Linda LaFlamme – keyboards, acoustic piano, electric piano, organ, celeste, harpsichord
  • Hal Wagenet – all guitars
  • Mitchell Holman – bass, harmonica, backing vocals
  • Val Fuentes – drums, backing vocals
  • Pattie Santos – percussion, bells, backing vocals
  • With-Bruce Steinberg – harmonica

Posted by Larry Carta

1 Comment

  1. Anton A (04 Jan 2012, 13:14)
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    Not only do I remember the band, I remember seeing them at a headline gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco in 1969. They had a custom-made cartoon film to go with their performance of “White Bird.” Ah those were the days.



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