Aum


Band members               Related acts

- Wayne Ceballos - vocals, harmonica, guitar, keyboards

  (1968-70)
- Larry Martin - drums, backing vocals (1968-70)
- Ken Newell - bass, backing vocals (1968-70) 

 

 
   

 

 

- none known 

 

 

 


 

Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Bluesvibe

Company: Sire

Catalog: 97007

Year: 1969

Country/State: USA, California

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring, edge and corner wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 

Price: $25.00

Cost: $

 

Led by singer/multi-instrumentalist Wayne Ceballos, the little know Aum stand as also-rans in the lexicon of '60s San Francisco bands. With drummer Larry Martin and bassist Ken Newell rounding out the trio, the group's initial reputation stemmed from their jam-oriented concerts. 

Initially signed by the London-affiliated Sire label, as one would expect from the title, the group's 1969's "Bluesvibes" found them working in a distinctively blues-vein. Reflecting the band's live act, the Richard Gotthrer produced debut featured a series of seven extended jams, (the shortest song clocking in at 4 minutes). With Ceballos writing the majority of the material, in spite of period excesses (e.g. aimless soloing), originals such as "Mississippi Mud" and "Chilli Woman" weren't half bad. Moreover, Ceballos proved a decent singer, injecting considerable energy into his performances. Among the few missteps, the band's ponderous cover of John Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road" would've been suitable for Vanilla Fudge. Commercially the set proved a non-entity; quickly vanishing into cutout bins.

"Bluesvibes" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Tobacco Road (John Loundermilk) - 6:54
2.) Mississippi Mud (Wayne the Harp Ceballos) - 4:03
3.) My Bridge Blues (Wayne the Harp Ceballos) - 5:41
4.) Chilli Woman (Wayne the Harp Ceballos) - 4:34


(side 2)

1.) Little Help from You (Wayne the Harp Ceballos) - 6:54
2.) Movin' Man (Wayne the Harp Ceballos) - 7:48
3.) You Can't Hide (Wayne the Harp Ceballos) - 7:24

 

 

 

 


Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Resurrection

Company: Fillmore

Catalog: F 30002

Year: 1969

Country/State: USA, California

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring, edge and corner wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 

Price: $20.00

Cost: $

 

One of the first acts signed to Bill Graham's Fillmore label, 1969's "Resurrection" teamed the band with producer David Rubinson. As one might have guessed from the album title (let alone the back cover which showed three crosses), their sophomore effort found the band pursuing a pseudo-religious agenda. In spite of occasionally clunky lyrics and an irritating degree of echo, Ceballos-penned material such as "God Is Back In Town," the ballad "Only I Know" and " Today and Tomorrow" wasn't half bad. Boasting a nifty Ceballos guitar solo, the stately title track was our nomination for standout track. Elsewhere, the driving "Bye Bye Baby" and "Little Brown Hen" recalled Quicksilver Messenger Service. Certainly not likely to get top-40 airplay, but San Francisco certainly turned out worse sounding bands. Commercially the set did nothing; the trio calling it quits shortly thereafter.

"Resurrection" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) God Is Back In Town (Wayne Ceballos) - 
2.) Resurrection (Wayne Ceballos) - 
3.) Only I Know (Wayne Ceballos) - 
4.) Bye Bye Baby (Wayne Cebballos) - 


(side 2)

1.) Today and Tomorrow (Wayne Ceballos) - 
2.) Little Brown Hen (Wayne Ceballos) - 
3.) Aum (Wayne Ceballos) - 
4.) Pachuko Boogie - Preserve Your Mama (A. Ammons)

 

 

 

 

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