California Bloodlines

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California Bloodlines
Album Stewart John - California bloodlines cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1969
RecordedFebruary 1969
GenreFolk, alternative country
ProducerNik Venet
John Stewart chronology
Signals Through the Glass
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California Bloodlines is the second album by folk musician John Stewart, former member of the Kingston Trio. It was named by Rolling Stone as of one of the 200 best albums of all time. The album, which was considered by many to be his signature album, was recorded in Nashville. Stewart used some of the same musicians that recorded on Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, which was recorded at the same studio.

Originally issued on Capitol in May 1969 as an LP, it has several reissues. Re-released on CD from Bear Family Records paired with Willard in September 1994 with the title California Bloodlines/Willard minus 2. There is also an LP, California Bloodlines Plus..., with added tracks from Willard.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Stewart.

Side one[edit]

  1. "California Bloodlines" – 3:11
  2. "Razor-Back Woman" – 2:25
  3. "She Believes in Me" – 2:34
  4. "Omaha Rainbow" – 3:06
  5. "The Pirates of Stone County Road" – 4:50
  6. "Shackles and Chains" – 3:53

Side two[edit]

  1. "Mother Country" – 4:48
  2. "Some Lonesome Picker" – 3:11
  3. "You Can't Look Back" – 1:59
  4. "Missouri Birds" – 3:25
  5. "July, You're a Woman" – 3:12
  6. "Never Goin' Back" – 4:57


Additional personnel[edit]