Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger & The Trinity
Brian Auger & The Trinity ♦ Brian Auger's Oblivion Express 

Gotta Start Somewhere...

Steampacket was a revue type of organization that played clubs and festivals in Britian. It was the forming ground of many of the stars of this time zone. Auge formed The Trinity, with Jools tagging along. Vic joined too, but quickly went with Eric Burdon's latest Animals configuration. Rod joined Jeff and Long John went solo. Due to contractual issues, no recordings were released legitimately until Brian Auger curated a two-CD set in 2013. See Discog's entry The Definitive Steampacket Recordings for details.

The basic Steampacket line-up consisted of:
Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll-vocals
Brian Auger-organ
Vic Briggs-guitar
Richard Brown aka Ricky Fenson-bass guitar
Micky Waller-drums
Shindig: 12/4/65,
Do Lord Remember Me, I Feel Alright filmed live
Last tune has help from Eric Burdon & Steve Winwood

Save Me (Pt. 1) / Save Me (Pt. 2)
Ousley-Franklin-Franklin (2:26) / Ousley-Franklin-Franklin (1:45)
Marmalade 598004 [UK], 11/67

First single, not released here (shame)
This Wheel's On Fire¹ / A Kind Of Love In
Dylan (3:12) / Auger-Sutton (2:35)
Atco 6593, 6/68 T20


Atco SD33-258
8/68 [UK: 5/68] T20
Back Cover

Inside Cover

UK Cover

UK Back Cover

UK Insert

First issue ony, shows rest of group
Side One "Auge"
In And Out Montgomery 3:06
Isola Natale Auger 5:27
Black Cat Auger 3:23
Lament For Miss Baker[Brian Auger piano solo] Auger 2:37
Goodbye Jungle Telegraph Auger 6:12
Side Two "Jools"
Tramp Fulsom-McCracklin 4:04
Why (Am I Treated So Bad) Staples 3:33
A Kind Of Love In Auger-Sutton 2:32
Break It Up Auger-Sutton 3:00
Season Of The Witch Leitch 7:51
Julie "Jools" Driscoll-vocals (side two only)
Brian "Auge" Auger-keyboards, vocals (Black Cat)
Gary Boyle-guitar
Dave Ambrose-bass
Clive Thacker-drums
Roger Sutton-bass (Break It Up)
Arrangements by Richard Hill and Brian Auger
§Album Design-Paragon Publicity
Produced by: Giorgio Gomelsky

Note: The cover implies that one side is "Auge" and the other is "Jools," but the labels make no such distinction.
Side one is almost all jams, whilst Jools only vocalizes on side two, so that's why I labeled the sides per the cover.
Of course the cover is reversed to put the gorgeous babe on front

In And Out / Black Cat
Montgomery (3:06) / Auger (3:23)
Atco 6611, 9/68

Road To Cairo¹ / Shadows Of You¹
Ackles (5:19) / Auger-Driscoll (3:35)
Atco 6629, 11/68


Definitely What
Atco SD33-273
2/69 [UK: 4/69]
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Inside Cover

UK Cover

UK Back Cover

Side One
A Day In The Life Lennon-McCartney 5:04
George Bruno Money Auger 4:06
Far Horizon Auger 5:10
John Brown's Body arr Auger 3:00
Side Two
Red Beans And Rice Cropper-Dunn-Jackson-Jones 5:40
Bumpin' On Sunset Montgomery 4:55
If You Live Allison 3:48
Definitely What Ambrose-Auger-Thacker 7:55
Brian 'Auge' Auger-keyboards, vocals
Dave 'Lobs' Ambrose-bass
Clive 'Toli' Thacker-drums
Definitely What Strings & Brass Section
R Swinfield-flute (Definitely What)
§Cover Design-Paragon Publicity
§Painting "Three Musicians"-Jim Earp
Produced by: Giorgio Gomelsky


A Day In The Life³ / Bumpin' On Sunset³
Lennon-McCartney (2:49) / Montgomery (2:47)
Atco 6656, 3/69

3/21-22/69: Kinetic Playground, Chicago
with Sam & Dave (headliners)

Jools & Brian
Capitol DT-136
4/69 BB [UK: 8/68]
Back Cover

Side One
I Know You Love Me Not(UK 45 4/67) Godding 2:26
Kiko†(UK 45 10/65) McGriff 6:17
I Didn't Want To Have To Do It(UK 45 5/66) Sebastian 2:55
Fool Killer†(UK 45 5/65) Allison 1:59
Don't Do It No More(UK 45 6/65) Fox-Fox 2:34
Let's Do It Tonight†(UK 45 5/65) Kack 4:28
Side Two
Green Onions '65†(UK 45 10/65) Cropper-Jackson-Jones-Steinberg 3:21
I Know You(UK 45 6/65) Williams 2:06
Tiger‡(UK 45 3/67) Auger-Sutton 2:28
If You Should Ever Leave Me(UK 45 4/67) Newman 3:14
Oh Baby Won't You Come Back Home To Croydon,
  Where Everybody Beedle An' Bo's‡(UK 45 3/67)
Auger-Sutton 2:19

Note: Capitol released this compliation of early solo Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll UK 45s (they do not appear together, Capitol):
†The Brian Auger Trinity
‡Brian Auger
rest issued by Julie Driscoll

The Monkees: 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, 4/14/69, NBC
Jools, Auge & The Trinity perform The Young Rascal's Come On Up, which never made it to disc.
Jools and Mickey dueted on I'm A Believer—must see TV!

Atco SD-2-701
5/69 BB [UK: 7/69]
Full Cover

Inside Cover

UK V1 Cover

In England, you could buy them individually (this is Vol 1)
UK V1 Back Cover

UK V2 Cover

Side One: How Good It Would Feel To Be Free
Tropic Of Capricorn Auger 5:30
Czechoslovakia Driscoll 6:45
Take Me To The Water Simone 4:00
A Word About Colour(Jools solo) Driscoll 1:35
Side Two: Kiss Him Quickly, He Has To Part
Light My Fire Morrison 4:30
Indian Rope Man Havens-Price-Roth 3:00
When I Was A Young Girl arr Driscoll 8:00
Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In) McDermot-Rado-Ragni 3:05
Side Three: Looking In The Eye Of The World
Ellis Island Auger 4:10
In Search Of The Sun Ambrose 4:25
Finally Found You Out Auger 4:15
Looking In The Eye Of The World Auger 5:05
Side Four: Save The Country
Vauxhall To Lambeth Bridge(Jools solo) Driscoll 6:20
All Blues Davis-Brown 5:40
I've Got Life McDermot-Rado-Ragni 4:30
Save The Country Nyro 4:00
Julie "Jools" Driscoll-vocals, acoustic guitar
Brian "Auge" Auger-organ, piano, vocal (Looking In The Eye Of The World)
David "Lobs" Ambrose-bass, guitar, vocal (In Search Of The Sun)
Clive "Toli" Thacker-drums, percussion
§Artwork-Ralph Steadman
Produced by: Giorgio Gomelsky

Note: Czechoslovakia starts with Prague Spring and ends with the Soviets invasion in August
All Blues is based on Oscar Brown Jr's vocal version (1963) of Miles' groove from his 1959 album, Kind Of Blue.
Ellis Island was insipired by jazz guy Don Ellis, not that way station in New York Harbor.

Say, there are two songs from Hair on Streetnoise—any more info about that show around here ?? 

Save The Country / The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)
Nyro (3:56) / Ragni-Rado-McDermot (3:05)
Atco 45-6685, 6/69

Brian disbands Trinity, tries jazz-rock commune, then Oblivion Express.
Julie experiments with vocals, marries jazz pianist/composer Keith Tippett.

RCA LSP-4372
7/70 BB [UK: 7/70]
Back Cover

UK Cover

UK Back Cover

Side One
I Wanna Take You Higher Stewart 5:00
Pavane Faure, arr Auger 3:43
No Time To Live Capaldi-Winwood 5:25
Maiden Voyage Hancock 4:58
Side Two
Listen Here Harris 9:24
Adagio per Archi e Organo Albinoni 3:27
Just You, Just Me Auger 6:26
Brian Auger-organ, piano, electic piano, vocals
Gary Winston Boyle-lead guitar, vocals (No Time To Live)
Dave Ambrose-bass, vocals
Clive Thacker-drums, percussion
on Listen Here:
Clive Thacker-lead drums & fill ins
Mickey Waller-cymbal rhythms
Barry Reeves-snare drum rhythms & cowbell
Colin Allen-bass drum rhythms
Roger Sutton-bottom bass line
David Ambrose-top bass line & fills
§Artwork-Shepard Sherbell
Produced by: Brian Auger

Note: Adagio per Archi e Organo added for US release.
See blue note for Brian's note about Listen Here

Listen Here³ / I Wanna Take You Higher
Harris (3:34) / Stewart (5:08)
RCA 0381, 10/70 BB


Oblivion Express
RCA LSP-4462
3/71 [UK: 6/71]
Back Cover

UK Inside Cover

Side One
Dragon Song McLaughlin 4:20
Total Eclipse Ball 11:27
The Light Auger 4:20
Side Two
On The Road Auger-Mullen 5:20
The Sword Auger 6:30
Oblivion Express Auger 7:45
Brian Auger-keyboards, vocals
Jim Mullen-guitar, vocals
Barry Dean-bass, vocals
Robbie McIntosh-drums
Produced by: Brian Auger


A Better Land
RCA LSP-4540
10/71 [UK: 10/71]
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Inside Cover

Side One
Dawn Of Another Day Auger-Mullen 4:18
Marai's Wedding Trad, arr Mullen 4:22
Trouble Auger-Mullen 8:12
Women Of The Seasons Mackie-Mullen 5:00
Side Two
Fill Your Head With Laughter Gorrie-Mullen 3:49
On Thinking It Over Auger-Mullen 5:23
Tomorrow City Auger 3:30
All The Time There Is Mackie-Mullen 3:29
A Better Land Gorrie-Mullen 5:30
Brian Auger-keyboards, vocals
Jim Mullen-guitar, vocals
Barry Dean-bass, guitar, vocals
Robbie McIntosh-drums
Produced by: Brian Auger


Marai's Wedding³ / Trouble³
Trad, arr Mullen (3:02) / Auger-Mullen (3:12)
RCA 74-0579, 11/71

Brian continues with various line-ups, Eric Burdon joins for awhile in the 90s.
Julie records album with hubby Keith Tippett in 1970. Redoes Wheels Of Fire for BBC show AbFab


Brian Auger Web site


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