The Vejtables

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The Vejtables were a mid-1960s rock group from Millbrae, California. They recorded for the Autumn label and found limited success with such songs as "I Still Love You" and a cover version of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind". Lead singer Jan Errico also played drums for the group's recordings, making her one of the relatively few female drummers at the time. The Vejtables began their career playing bars and nightclubs along the El Camino Real on the San Francisco peninsula, even though they were still in high school at the time. Jan Errico actually changed her last name to Ashton because she thought it sounded British. She later left the group because their sound was evolving into a harder psychedelic sound, joining another San Francisco group, the Mojo Men, for which she sang a very audible harmony vocal on their biggest selling single, the Stephen Stills-composed "Sit Down I Think I Love You" from 1967. The Mojo Men eventually shortened their name to Mojo, and released an album and several singles on the GRT label before disbanding.

In 1995, a compilation album was published titled Feel the Vejtables. The compilation includes tracks released in 1965 and 1966.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Anything"   Bailey 1:57
2. "I Still Love You"   Errico 2:22
3. "Mansion Of Tears"   Cooper 2:20
4. "The Last Thing On My Mind"   Paxton 2:28
5. "Smile, Smile, Smile" (Previously unissued) Errico 1:55
6. "Cold Dreary Morning"   Errico 2:11
7. "I Still Love You" (Alternate version) Errico 2:16
8. "Feel The Music"   Fortunato/Bailey 2:50
9. "Shadows"   Fortunato/Bailey 3:10
10. "Better Rearrange" (Previously unissued in US) Bailey/Fortunato 2:16
11. "Good Times" (Previously unissued in US) Bailey/Fortunato 3:28
12. "Time and Place" (Previously unissued in US) Bailey/Fortunato 3:46
13. "Suddenly I'm Desperately In Love"   Oeller 2:08
14. "I Stole The Goodyear Blimp"   Smith 2:19
15. "Hide Yourself" (Previously unissued in US) Bailey/Fortunato 2:48
16. "Good Things Are Happening" (Previously unissued in US) Bailey/Fortunato 2:47
17. "Hide Yourself" (Alternate take, previously unissued instrumental) Bailey/Fortunato 4:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Jan Errico (Jan Ashton) - drummer, vocals
  • Bob Bailey - tambourine, vocals
  • Bob Cole - guitar (1965)
  • Rick Dey - bass
  • Ned Hollis - guitar, organ
  • Reese Sheets - guitar
  • Frank Smith - bass (1966)
  • Jim Sawyers - guitar (1966)
  • Richard Fortunato - guitar, vocals (1966)
  • Roland Oeler - bass
  • Saul Lewis - organ, vocals
  • Arthur Penthollow - drums