Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
The Charlatans

The Shadow Knows¹ / 32-20 Blues¹
Leiber-Stoller (2:13) / Johnson (2:45)
Kama Sutra 779, 10/66

Original A-side was to be Codine, but Kama Sutra refused and The Shadow Knows was substituted
George Hunter-autoharp, vocals
Mike Wilhelm-guitar, vocals
Michael Ferguson-piano
Richard Olsen-bass, clarinet, vocals
Dan Hicks-drums, vocals


"A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In"(1/14/67)
Magic Mountain Music Festival(6/10/67)
Festival Of Growing Things(7/1, 2/67)
Album Awaited Artifacting

The Charlatans recorded enough material for an album, but after fights with Kama Sutra over the single, it was shelved. These early recordings were finally released in 1996. There's an Easter Egg page with more info
(hint: they started the Psychedelic Era in the summer of 1965).

The two creative leaders (Hunter & Hicks) departed and the band tried to carry on, finally releasing an album in the spring of 1969.

Dan forms Hot Licks (see below)

High Coin / When I Go Sailin' By
Parks (3:12) / Olsen (2:50)
Philips 40610, 5/69


The Charlatans
Philips PHS-600-309
5/69 [UK: 6/69]
Back Cover

Side One
High Coin Parks 3:07
Easy When I'm Dead DeVore 2:38
Ain't Got The Time Wilhelm 2:47
Folsom Prison Blues Cash 2:47
The Blues Ain't Nothin' Wilhelm 4:44
Time To Get Straight DeVore 3:53
Side Two
When I Go Sailin' By Olsen 2:46
Doubtful Waltz DeVore 3:24
Wabash Cannonball Carter 4:04
Alabama Bound Trad 6:53
When The Movies Are Over DeVore 3:04
Mike Wilhelm-guitars, vocals
Darrel De Vore-keyboards, bass, vocals
Richard Olsen-woodwinds, bass, vocals
Terry Wilson-drums, percussion
Lynne Hughes-vocals
§Cover Art-Globe Propaganda
Produced by: The Charlatans & Dan Healy


How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away / Canned Music³
Hicks (2:38) / Hicks (2:59)
Epic 5-10511, 8/69


Original Recordings
Epic BN-26464
8/69 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Canned Music Hicks 4:02
How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away? Hicks 2:38
I Scare Myself Hicks 5:20
Shorty Takes A Dive Hicks 3:10
Evenin' Breeze Hicks 3:55
Side Two
Waitin' For The "103" Hicks 3:43
Shorty Falls In Love Hicks 3:23
Milk Shakin' Mama Hicks :08
Slow Movin' Hicks 3:05
It's Bad Grammar, Baby Hicks 2:20
Jukies' Ball Hicks 4:38
Dan Hicks-vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, drums
Jon Weber-guitar
Sid Page-violin
Jaime Leopold-bull fiddle
Sherry Snow-vocals
Christina Gancher-celeste, piano, vocals
§Cover Photo-Herb Greene
Produced by: Bob Johnston


Sky River Rock Festival & Lighter Than Air Fair(8/30-9/1/69)
This photo
Rolling Stone 52, 2/21/70

from Rolling Stone (2/70) has been near my desk for over 50 years. It gives me inspiration.

Where's The Money?
Blue Thumb BTS-29
7/71 BB [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Lyrics are written out as paragraphs.
Fold up top flap

Look! There's Sid's face! Credits are under the flap.
Fold open cover

Circle the differences between pictures—win prize.
Cool Inner Sleeves, too

Inner Sleeve Back

Ad for the shows

Side One
I Feel Like Singing Hicks 2:38
Coast To Coast Hicks 2:50
News From Up The Street Hicks 4:00
Where's The Money? Hicks 2:42
Caught In The Rain Hicks 3:00
Shorty Falls In Love Hicks 2:18
Side Two
By Hook Or By Crook Hicks 3:02
Reelin' Down Hicks 3:07
The Buzzard Was Their Friend Hicks 2:36
Traffic Jam Hicks 3:12
Is This My Happy Home? Hicks 3:02
Dig A Little Deeper Hicks 2:43
Dan Hicks-vocals, guitar
Sid Page-violin, mandolin, vocals
Jaime Leopold-double bass
Naomi Ruth Eisenberg-2nd violin, percussion, vocals
Maryann Price-percussion, vocals
§Design, Photos, Artwork-Bill Matthews (Good Time Graphics)
Produced by: Tommy LiPuma

Note: Recorded live at The Troubadour, Hollywood, in February [11], 1971. See last note.

Dan continued his unique form of entertainment right up until his death in 2016.
His 60th birthday bash concert DVD (2003) is well worth tracking down.


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