C.A. Quintet

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C.A. Quintet
OriginMinneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
GenresPsychedelic rock, acid rock
Years active1966–1971
LabelsCandyfloss Records
Past membersKen Erwin
Doug Reynolds
Tom Pohling
Rick Patrin
Jim Erwin
Donnie Chapin
Rick Johnson
Paul Samuels
Toni Crockett

The C.A. Quintet, from Minnesota, USA, was a psychedelic rock band active in the late 1960s. They failed to gain national notoriety during their heyday (all their records were locally produced in Minneapolis and none had national distribution). Their only LP released during the band's existence, Trip Thru Hell, sold fewer than 1000 copies and was virtually unheard of outside of their home town. Despite its minuscule initial distribution, the record slowly gained popularity over the next twenty years among collectors and musicians. Due to increasing demand, it was re-released in the early 1980s, by "Rape an Ape Records", then released on CD in 1994, on the Sundazed label, including their singles and unreleased material. A live album was released in 1986 of their last performance as a group, re-released in 2006 with additional material, by Swordfish Records U.K...… An ORIGINAL 1969 CANDY FLOSS RELEASE OFTHIS ALBUM SOLD FOR $5655 on August 17 2014



Trip Thru Hell[edit]

Trip Thru Hell was a 1968 album by the C.A. Quintet. Locally produced in Minneapolis, less than 500 copies were sold in its original pressing on the Candy Floss label. Two unauthorized versions have been reissued, an LP on the British Psycho (illegally) label in 1983 with a stereo channel missing, and a (illegal) 1993 CD by the French Eva label. Both these releases are missing one track. The album was finally legally reissued by Sundazed Records in both CD (1995) and 2xLP (1996) formats, with additional tracks and extensive liner notes.

Track Listing

  1. Trip Thru Hell, Pt. 1 (Erwin) - 9:09
  2. Colorado Mourning (Erwin)- 2:31
  3. Cold Spider - (Erwin) O4:41
  4. Underground Music (Erwin) - 4:43
  5. Sleepy Hollow Lane (Erwin) - 2:04
  6. Smooth As Silk (Erwin) - 2:12
  7. Trip Thru Hell, (Erwin) Pt. 2 - 3:40
  8. Dr. Of Philosophy (Erwin) - 2:09
  9. Blow To My Soul (Sandler) - 1:59
  10. Ain't No Doubt About it (Erwin) - 2:31
  11. Mickey's Monkey (Dozier, Holland, Holland) - 2:26
  12. I Put A Spell On You (Hawkins) - 2:47
  13. I Shot The King (Erwin)- 2:22
  14. Fortune Teller's Lie (Erwin) - 2:09
  15. Sadie Lavone - (Erwin) 2:49
  16. Bury Me In A Marijuana Field (Erwin) - 2:11
  17. Colorado Mourning (Alternate Version) (Erwin) - 2:13
  18. Underground Music (Alternate Version) (Erwin)- 2:08
  19. Smooth As Silk (Alternate Version) (Erwin) - 3:20

All titles by Ken Erwin except where indicated.


  • Mickey's Monkey/I Want You To Love Me Girl (1967)
  • Blow to My Soul/She's Got To Be True (1967)
  • Smooth As Silk/Dr. Of Philosophy (1968)

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