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Jesse Colin Young

Aiken, SC | Established. Jan 01, 1963 | SELF | AFTRA

Aiken, SC | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 1963
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"Music Legend jesse Colin Young Signs Distribution Deal with audio Fidelity"

Music Legend Jesse Colin Young Signs Distribution Deal With Audio Fidelity

Date: Feb 01, 2016

Posted by: William James
P.O. Box 18254, Asheville, NC 28814

Camarillo, CA - Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity and Jesse Colin Young of Pigfoot Music LLC are pleased to announce a distribution agreement to release 180g vinyl and DVD recordings from the critically acclaimed artist’s highly regarded catalog. While lead singer of The Youngbloods his legendary rock band took the nation by storm when their single Get Together became a worldwide Top 10 hit and a prominent soundtrack for peace.

After seven albums with the group, Young released more than 15 celebrated solo albums including Song for Juli a work many critics agree is his solo masterpiece. This popular album will be the initial Pigfoot Music release to be distributed by Audio Fidelity beginning in April. Following 1971’s Song for Juli four more albums charted over the next three years, Light Shine in 1974, Songbird and On the Road in 1975 and Love on the Wing in 1976. Each of those solo albums contained breakthrough tracks from country fusion to jazz fusion to blues rock that received airplay on radio stations across America.

Jesse's musical accomplishments are many, including performing with Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin in 1969; touring with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the summer of 1974; from walking off the Johnny Carson show, to singing for Native American rights. Get Together has been heard from the 13X-multi-platinum Forrest Gump soundtrack in 1994 to the widely seen Luv's commercial in 2010. Darkness Darkness, written by Jesse, was the theme song for the James Cameron movie Ghosts of the Abyss in 2003. A cover of the song by Robert Plant won the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal in 2003 and remains a popular cover song for many bands.

The Queens, NY native recorded his first album, The Soul of a City Boy while living in the Greenwich Village in 1964. He recorded a second album, Young Blood, featuring supporting musicians, including John Sebastian and Peter Childs. After the two solo albums, he then formed The Youngbloods which included guitarist Jerry Corbitt, whom he met on the New York to Boston club circuit, and keyboardist/guitarist Lowell "Banana" Levinger, and drummer Joe Bauer. Get Together appeared on their 1967 debut album and re-released as a single in 1969, after the heartfelt refrain of "Come on people now, smile on your brother" was used as the television theme for the National Council of Christians and Jews.

During the 1970's, Jesse helped establish the "No Nukes" movement. Involved from the very beginning, he closed the 1979 "No Nukes" concert and movie singing the iconic Youngblood's anthem Get Together, joined by legends Jackson Browne, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. Throughout the 1980's, Jesse toured as a solo artist, often appearing at fundraisers for various organizations.

Throughout his professional life of recording and touring, Jesse has also taken the time to dedicate his life to giving back to the world. He has performed on behalf of organizations ranging from the Dream Foundation to the Kona Pacific Waldorf School to the Saratoga WarHorse project for veterans. Always holding environmental accountability, care for our returning veterans, and quality education as a moral code of action, Jesse remains committed and active as an individual and performer. Jesse has also been an organic coffee farmer for 25 years.

Album Release Date
The Soul of a City Boy April 1964
Young Blood March 1965
Together March 25, 1972
Song for Juli October 6, 1973
Light Shine April 20, 1974
Songbird March 22, 1975
On the Road March 27, 1976
Love on the Wing April 2, 1977
American Dreams December 9, 1978
The Perfect Stranger 1982
The Highway is for Heroes 1987
Makin' It Real 1993
Swept Away 1994
Sweetwater 1996
Walk The Talk 2001
Living in Paradise 2004
Celtic Mambo 2005
Bring ‘Em Home 2007
DVD- Out of the Darkness 2015

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"Jesse Colin Young bei Audio fidelity"

Jesse Colin Young bei Audio Fidelity Records 15.02.2016
Zum ersten Mal ins Spotlight trat Jesse Colin Young als Leadsänger der Youngbloods, die mit dem Song "Get Together" rund um die Welt in den Top10 der Charts landete. Young hat nun einen Vertriebs-Deal bei Marshall Blondsteins Label Audio Fidelity Records unterschrieben, der sich vor allem um Vinyl- und DVD-Veröffentlichungen kümmern wird.

Nach sieben Alben mit The Youngbloods startete Young eine Solokarriere, die mittlerweile auch schon auf mehr als 15 Album-Veröffentlichungen zurückblicken kann. Unter anderem auf "Song For Juli" (1971), das von vielen Fans und Kritikern als das Meisterwerk des Musikers angesehen wird und im April als die erste Frucht der neu geschlossenen Zusammenarbeit mit Audio Fidelity veröffentlicht werden wird. Auch die darauf folgenden Platten "Light Shine" (1974), "Songbird" sowie "On the Road" (beide von 1975) und "Love on the Wing" aus dem Jahr 1976 waren mit der darauf enthaltenen Country- und Jazz-Fusion sowohl künstlerische, finanzielle sowie auch Charts-Erfolge.

Der aus dem New Yorker Stadtteil Queens stammende Amerikaner veröffentlichte sein erstes Soloalbum ("The Soul Of A City Boy") im Jahr 1964 und ließ mit "Young Blood" ein weiteres folgen, bevor es zur Gründung von The Youngbloods kam. Deren größter Hit "Get Together" befand sich auf der Debütscheibe, die im Jahr 1967 veröffentlicht wurde. Als Single wurde er 1969 wiederveröffentlicht und konnte dann die größten Erfolge der Band feiern.

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Quelle: - Rocktimes

"Jesse Colin Young -Post Limbo rock"

Rolling Stone #190: Jesse Colin Young

Jesse Colin Young’s Post-Limbo Rock

San Diego – In the three years since he disbanded the Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young has taken the long route toward a mass audience. His solo albums and concerts have drawn raves, but he’s lingered in the commercial limbo that only a hit single can dissolve overnight. Rather than make the necessary AM compromises, though, Young has chosen the more grueling alternative – constant touring.

“There’s no question that I’d like to expand beyond a hard-core following,” Young said backstage after a recent San Diego appearance. “But if I contrived a hit single, I’d have to contrive a follow-up, and where would I fit them into the set? I want to deserve and appreciate whatever acceptance I get. My goals have all been musical ones – to sing better and to make better records.”

At the very least, young has already accomplished that ambition. A three month tour headlining small halls, many in previously unvisited Southern and Midwestern cities, has paid off in a steadily growing, firmly based audience. And Young’s latest album, Songbird, more spirited than previous efforts, has already sold over 200,000 copies.

“I’m very happy to take it slow and thorough,” Young continued. “I’m not drawing like the Rolling Stones, but I’m building up a following of people who depend on me to play well – you now, not come out onstage drunk and falling down. The same with my albums – at this point, I’d be a fool to let an album come out that wasn’t my very best. I’m proud of the loyalty my band and I seem to have cultivated.”

The fluid-sounding vocalist/guitarist has been gathering a fiercely devoted following since 1963, when he performed on the Greenwich Village folk circuit and released his first album,The Soul of a City Boy. Although Capitol Records recently reissued it by popular demand, the original pressing sold less than 5000 copies. Frustrated, Young made one more solo album and then put together his first band, Jesse Colin Young and the Jerry Corbitt Trio, in Cambridge. “Somewhere along the line,” he recalled, “we got on a rock & roll trip. We picked up electric instruments and decided we needed a catchy name like everybody else.” The band became the Youngbloods, and then recorded an album named for the group that contained “Get Together,” everybody’s favorite brotherhood song.

“In retrospect, the Youngbloods was a learning process for me. It taught me how to play in a band. The only problem was that I started the Youngbloods so that I could have a band that played my music. The Youngbloods always worked best when I was at the center.”

Jerry Corbitt, an ambitious folksinger/songwriter, disagreed and left shortly after the group released its second album, Earth Music. Trading in the Lower East Side for the more mellow streets of Marin and the Haight, the band continued as a trio, Lowell “Banana” Levinger on guitar and electric piano and Joe Bauer on drums. Their first Californian effort, Elephant Mountain, is still widely considered to be a minor classic. Young considers it to be both the quintessence and end of the band’s seven year career.

“Banana and Joe had very bizarre musical tastes; I was much more straight ahead,” Young opined. “There was a good year and a half of performing; then I began to drift away. Without my strong direction, down the fucking tubes they went. That’s the truth.”

(Banana, who still gigs around San Francisco, had a different explanation: “I didn’t want to make records any Joe idiot could appreciate.”)

Young began working on a solo album during a break in the Youngbloods sessions for Good and Dusty. “We’d reached a very difficult dry spell. We never really could work in the studio after Elephant Mountain. It took seven weeks to get together what little we could – a kind of old-tune mishmash. At the same I had started fooling around with a four-track tape recorder in my living room and got seven tunes in four days. I started saying to myself, ‘What’s going on here? Why am I struggling?'” In 1972, shortly after Young released a solo album called Together, the group split into two factions. Jesse resumed his solo career and Banana and the Bunch went on to record the unsuccessful Mid-Mountain-Ranch. The next year Warner Bros, failed to renew the group’s label, Raccoon Records.

Jesse immediately put together a group that included his wife Suzi and did a sold-out club tour. “We were a hot, smokin’ band,” he remembered. “I thought we were going to waltz in the studio, haul ass and in two months we’d have a record.” It didn’t happen. “Right out of the blue, I lost my voice.”

It took six crucial months of visiting everybody from throat specialists to acupuncturists before Young learned it was an allergic reaction. “I was allergic to practically everything – smog, house dust, cats, horses, rugs, pillows, feathers, pollen. I didn’t even know I had that problem. I had to get regular shots to get my voice back and finish the record. Even now, when I get sick my allergy flares up in a terrible way.”

Young took the next album, Song for Juli, label shopping. He came close to a contract with Asylum Records, but ended up back on Warner Bros. “Geffen backed out on me. He didn’t think the album had any hits. I just don’t understand. If anybody’s waiting for me to come up with ‘Rock the Boat,’ it’s not gonna happen.

“When I re-signed with Warners I decided to use the traditional approach of working the album hard on the road. I visited every FM station and did every interview I could. And I learned a lot. I found out a lot of people thought the Youngbloods were boring. Plenty of promoters hated us. ?We fucked around too much and played into overtime.”

After touring in his mobile home to promote Light Shine, Jesse decided to take the summer of 1974 off. “We’d worked so hard. I was having an incredible time unwinding, goofin’ off and fishing my way home. Then I called the office and found out we were offered the opening spot on CSNY’s reunion tour. It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.

“For some reason, I expected heavy boogie crowds that would yell and scream during ‘Sunlight’ or something. Instead it was beautiful. I remember staying in Memphis to David Crosby that I didn’t think there were so many people who were into melodic music. He said that he’d seen Dylan on tour and was surprised too.”

The CSNY dates, finishing Songbird, the subsequent roadwork and even producing an album for his labelless pal Jerry Corbitt have forced Young to reschedule his vacation for the summer. “Nothing is changing my mind,” he said as he finished a can of apple juice and dumped it into a nearby trash bin with a hook shot. “This summer is going to be my hard-earned vacation. I really love to play, but music shouldn’t become everything. I don’t want it to be a job. I want it to stay a thrill.”

Courtesy of Rolling Stone #190 – Cameron Crowe – July 3, 1975 - Rolling Stone #190


Jesse Colin Young Discography 1963-2016

1) Soul Of A City Boy Capitol Records 1963
2) Youngblood Mercury Records 1965
3) This is the Youngbloods RCA 1966
4) Earth Music RCA 1967
5) Elephant Mountain RCA 1969
6) Ride The Wind Raccoon/Warner Brothers 1970
7) Good and Dusty Raccoon/Warner Brothers 1970
8) High On a Ridgetop Raccoon/Warner Brothers 1971
9) Together  Warner Brothers 1971
10) Song For Juli  Warner Brothers 1973
11) Lightshine  Warner Brothers 1974
12) Songbird  Warner Brothers 1975
13) On the Road Warner Brothers 1976
14) Love On The Wing Warner Brothers 1977
15) American Dreams Electra 1978
16) No Nukes Warner Brothers 1980
17) Perfect Stranger Electra 1982
18) The Highway is for Heroes Cypress 1987
19) We Can Make It Real  Ridgetop 1992
20) Swept Away  Ridgetop 1994
21) Sweetwater    Ridgetop 1995
22) Best of Jesse Colin Young JCY/AWARD Records/ 1997
23) Songs of Christmas JCY /Liquid 8/ Navarre 1999
24) Walk The Talk JCY/ Liquid 8 /Navarre  2002
25) Living In Paradise  Artemis Records 2003
26) Very Best Of JCY  Artemis Records 2005
27) Bring ‘Em Home  Kani Kapila Music,LLC 2008

28) Out of the Darkness- Kani Kapila Music,LLC Live concert documentary 2015

Jesse is currently recording brand new songs for 2017.
You can find his music in ITunes, Amazon, Lost FM, Pandora, all digitals spots. 



Jesse Colin Young

For 50 years Jesse Colin Young has been singing songs that focus on peace, relationships, and the environment. From his folk days in Boston and his first record, Soul Of a City Boy, he has articulated and recorded the tumultuous times of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s to the present. His musical style is now considered Americana, but in fact it his unique fusion of jazz, blues, folk and rock with an emphasis on his extraordinary voice that sets him apart.

Jesse’s career is best defined by his recording of Get Together with the Youngbloods. In 1969 this one song pivoted him onto the stadium and outdoor concert scene. His touring schedule was with the rock band A listers of the era: Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys,The Allman Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison and many others.

The Youngblood’s version of “Get Together” has been heard by millions from the Forrest Gump soundtrack in 1994, Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas, The Simpsons “Oh Brother where Bart thou” and “Tree of Horror II”, and South Park’s “Smug Alert”. Get Together commercials include :The Pepsi commercial for the 1995 Super Bowl, the Luv's commercial in 2010 and Kentucky Fried Chicken in 2014.

 “Darkness Darkness”, written by Jesse, was in Jack the Bear (1993), was the theme song for the James Cameron movie Ghosts of the Abyss in 2003 ,and the trailer of TV series Bloodline (2015). A cover of the song by Robert Plant won the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal in 2002. Many still cover it today.

  2016 and 2017 will be productive times for Jesse. Starting Sept 16, 2016 he will begin the re-release of his 1970’s LP catalogue starting with Song For Juli on Audio Fidelity. Jesse is currently working on a collection of new recordings to be released in 2017 and will plan a tour in the fall. Throughout his professional life of recording and touring, Jesse has always taken the time to dedicate his life to giving back to the world. He has performed on behalf of organizations ranging from No Nukes, The Dream Foundation and Saratoga Warhorse, to Prep Fest and the Kona Pacific Waldorf School. Holding environmental accountability, Veteran support and quality education as a moral code of action, Jesse remains committed and active as an individual and performer.




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