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Quicksilver Messenger Service was one of the great bands to emerge from the San Francisco scene in the late 1960’s.  Here is their album discography.  Click here for their singles, and stay tuned for their bio.

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Quicksilver Messenger Service Album Discography

Songwriting and Production

Cipollina – John Cipollina
Duncan – Gary Duncan
Elmore – Greg Elmore
Freiberg – David Freiberg
Farrow – Jesse Oris Farrow [aka Dino Valenti]
Valenti – Dino Valenti

 

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Capitol ST-2904
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 22 Jun. 1968, peak – 63, stay – 25 weeks
Produced by Nick Gravenites, Harvey Brooks, Pete Welding
Side One:
1.  Pride Of Man – 4:06 – Hamilton Camp
2.  Light Your Window – 2:39 – Duncan, Freiberg
3.  Dino’s Song – 3:07 – Valenti
4.  Gold And Silver – 6:44 – Duncan, Steve Schuster
Side Two:
1.  It’s Been Too Long – 2:56 – Ron Polte
2.  The Fool – 12:10 – Duncan, Freiberg

 

Happy Trails

Capitol ST-120
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 29 Mar. 1969, peak – 27, stay – 30 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Who Do You Love (Part 1) – 3:32 – Ellas McDaniels
2.  When You Love – 5:30 – Duncan
3.  Where You Love – 6:00 – Elmore
4.  How You Love – 2:40 – Cipollina
5.  Which Do You Love – 3:26 – Freiberg
6.  Who Do You Love (Part 2) – 3:21 – Ellas McDaniels
Side Two:
1.  Mona – 6:53 – Ellas McDaniels
2.  Maiden Of The Cancer Moon – 3:07 – Duncan
3.  Calvary – 13:25 – Duncan
4.  Happy Trails – 0:47 – Dale Evans
Note:  live portions recorded at Fillmore East and Fillmore West.

 

Shady Grove

Capitol SKAO-391
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 24 Jan. 1970, peak – 25, stay – 24 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Shady Grove – 2:58 – P. O. Wands
2.  Flute Song – 5:22 – Denise Jewkes
3.  Three Or Four Feet From Home – 3:04 – Cipollina
4.  Too Far – 4:28 – Freiberg
5.  Holy Moly – 4:23 – Nick Gravenites
Side Two:
1.  Joseph’s Coat – 4:40 – Cipollina, Nick Gravenites
2.  Flashing Lonesome – 5:30 – Freiberg, Nick Gravenites
3.  Words Can’t Say – 3:18 – Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
4.  Edward, (The Mad Shirt Grinder) – 9:12 – Nicky Hopkins

 

Just For Love

Capitol SMAS-498
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 22 Aug. 1970, peak – 27, stay – 24 weeks
Produced by John Selby
Side One:
1.  Wolf Run (Part 1) – 1:12 – Farrow
2.  Just For Love (Part 1) – 3:00 – Valenti
3.  Cobra – 4:23 – Cipollina
4.  The Hat – 10:36 – Farrow
Side Two:
1.  Freeway Flyer – 3:45 – Farrow
2.  Gone Again – 7:10 – Farrow
3.  Fresh Air – 5:20 – Farrow
4.  Just For Love (Part 2) – 1:35 – Valenti
5.  Wolf Run (Part 2) – 2:05 – Farrow

 

What About Me

Capitol SMAS-630
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 23 Jan. 1971, peak – 26, stay – 20 weeks
Produced by John Palladino (executive producer)
Side One:
1.  What About Me – 6:41 – Farrow
2.  Local Color – 2:58 – Cipollina
3.  Baby Baby – 4:37 – Farrow
4.  Won’t Kill Me – 2:29 – Freiberg
5.  Long Haired Lady – 5:47 – Farrow
Side Two:
1.  Subway – 4:25 – Farrow, Duncan
2.  Spindrifter – 4:32 – Nicky Hopkins
3.  Good Old Rock And Roll – 2:30 – Farrow
4.  All In My Mind – 3:40 – Duncan, Farrow
5.  Call On Me – 7:30 – Farrow

 

Quicksilver

Capitol SW-819
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 4 Dec. 1971, peak – 114, stay – 9 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Hope – 3:00 – Valenti
2.  I Found Love – 3:53 – Valenti
3.  Song For Frisco – 4:56 – Valenti
4.  Play My Guitar – 4:41 – Valenti
5.  Rebel – 2:59 – Trad.
Side Two:
1.  Fire Brothers – 3:07 – Duncan
2.  Out Of My Mind – 4:32 – Valenti
3.  Don’t Cry My Lady Love – 5:10 – Valenti
4.  The Truth – 6:56 – Valenti

 

Comin’ Thru

Capitol SMAS-11002
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 6 May 1972, peak – 134, stay – 10 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Doin’ Time In The USA – 4:15 – Duncan
2.  Chicken – 4:03 – Trad.
3.  Changes – 4:15 – Valenti
4.  California State Correctional Facility Blues – 6:10 – Valenti, Duncan, Elmore, Chuck Steaks
Side Two:
1.  Forty Days – 5:31 – Valenti, Duncan, Elmore
2.  Mojo – 5:34 – Valenti
3.  Don’t Lose It – 5:57 – Duncan, Valenti

 

Solid Silver

Capitol ST-11462
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 15 Nov 1975, peak – 89, stay – 12 weeks
Produced by John Palladino
Side One:
1.  Gypsy Lights – 3:40 – Duncan
2.  Heebie Jeebies – 4:15 – Cipollina
3.  Cowboy On The Run – 3:13 – Valenti
4.  I Heard You Singing – 3:48 – Freiberg, B. Hunter
5.  Worryin’ Shoes – 3:25 – Valenti
Side Two:
1.  The Letter – 4:06 – Valenti
2.  They Don’t Know – 3:54 – Duncan
3.  Flames – 4:20 – Cipollina, Valenti
4.  Witches’ Moon – 2:59 – Valenti
5.  Bittersweet Love – 4:23 – Valenti, Duncan

 

Peace By Piece

Capitol ST-12498
1986
Produced by Gary Duncan, Sammy Piazza, Bob Ohlsson
Side One:
1.  Good Thang – 4:41 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
2.  24 Hour Déjà vu – 4:31 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
3.  Midnight Sun – 5:20 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
4.  Swamp Girl – 5:51 – Michael Brown
Side Two:
1.  Wild In The City – 5:16 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
2.  Pool Hall Chili – 4:27 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
3.  Pistolero – 5:07 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
4.  Peace By Piece – 9:54 – Duncan, Sammy Piazza
Shown as by Quicksilver

 

Shape Shifter

Pymander P-007
1996
Produced by Gary Duncan, Michael Lewis, Greg Errico
Disc One:
1.  Rebel – 4:29 – Duncan, Michael Lewis
2.  Big Bright Street – 4:46 – Hirth Martinez
3.  The Dog Song – 4:42 – Duncan
4.  Bubba Jeans – 3:56 – Duncan
5.  Life Is So Funky – 4:40 – Duncan
6.  Angeline – 4:23 – Duncan
7.  Carnival Time In Nicaragua – 4:36 – Duncan
8.  I Don’t Wanta Hear It Anymore – 4:34 – Duncan
9.  Don’t Go To Strangers – 6:54 – Duncan
10.  Richmond Welfare Strut – 5:22 – Duncan
11.  Nobody But You – 5:07 – Duncan, Michael Lewis
12.  We’ll Be Together – 4:04 – Duncan
13.  Tattoo – 4:33 – Duncan, Michael Lewis
Disc Two:
1.  Rex Dark – 3:48 – Duncan, Michael Lewis
2.  King-O-China – 4:45 – Duncan
3.  Snowman / Nica’s Dream – 4:15 – Duncan
4.  The Fatman – 3:52 – Duncan
5.  Steve McQueen – 3:45 – Duncan
6.  Close Enuf For Jazz – 4:30 – Duncan
7.  Please Don’t Touch The Tip – 4:20 – Duncan, Michael Lewis
8.  Ganster Purple – 4:48 – Duncan
9.  Vera Cruz – 4:13 – Duncan
10.  What Did You Do To Yo Do? – 2:32 – Duncan
11.  Jackie Boy – 4:09 – Duncan
12.  Blue Weasel On Ice – 4:05 – Duncan, Michael Lewis
13.  Hoochie Coochie Man – 6:39 – na
14.  Sugar Pie – 3:36 – Duncan
15.  Holiday – 4:25 – Duncan
Shown as by Quicksilver

 

3 In The Side

Global Recording Artists GRA12432
Jan. 1998
Producer not listed
Tracklist:
1.  Inner City Blues – 17:06 – Marvin Gaye
2.  Round Midnight – 7:36 – Thelonious Monk
3.  Inner City Blues – 15:27 – Marvin Gaye
Shown as by Quicksilver

 

Strange Trim

Global Recording Artists GRA12442
2007
Producer not listed
Tracklist:
1.  El Dorado – 10:31 – Duncan
2.  Strange Trim – 10:29 – Duncan
3.  Bubba Jeans (inst) – 6:45 – Duncan
4.  Inner City Blues (live) – 15:15 – Duncan
5.  A Night In Tunisia (live) – 6:06 – Dizzy Gillespie
6.  Deja VooDoo (live) – 14:27 – Duncan
Shown as by Quicksilver

 

The Hermit

Global Recording Artists GRA12792
2010
Producer not listed
Tracklist:
1.  Nica’s Dream – 9:21 – Horace Silver
2.  Samba Triste / Green Dolphin Street – 8:20 – Antonio Carlos Jobim / Bronislaw Caper
3.  Vera Cruz (inst.) – 3:54 – Duncan
4.  Cancion Para Dios – 8:15 – Duncan, Jorge Santana
5.  Boo-Hooin – 5:43 – Michael Lewis, Duncan
6.  A Night In Tunisia – 3:54 – Dizzy Gillespie
7.  Selling Miss Murphy – 14:13 – Duncan
8.  El Dorado (inst.) – 8:55 – Duncan
Shown as by Quicksilver

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Quicksilver Messenger Service Discography – Albums

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