Earth Music

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Earth Music
Youngbloods Earth Music.jpg
Studio album by The Youngbloods
Released 1967
Recorded RCA Victor's Studio B in New York City
Genre Folk rock
Length 33:04
Label RCA
Producer Felix Pappalardi, The Youngbloods
The Youngbloods chronology
The Youngbloods
Earth Music
Elephant Mountain
Singles from Earth Music
  1. "Euphoria"/"The Wine Song"
    Released: May 1967
  2. "Fool Me"/"I Can Tell"
    Released: October 1967

Earth Music is an album by the American rock band The Youngbloods, released in 1967. The album did not reach the charts.


Similar to their first album, the songs were a mix of originals and covers, ballads and rockers. Jesse Colin Young wrote three of the songs alone, the ballad "All My Dreams Blue", the hard rocking "Long and Tall", and the humorous "The Wine Song". Jerry Corbitt contributed the ballad "Don't Play Games" which features a string section, and cowrote "Dreamer's Dream" with Banana. "Fool Me", written by Banana, is a bass-heavy song more similar to "garage rock" of the middle 1960s than the folkier material normally associated with the Youngbloods.

Cover songs on the album include "Euphoria", a song originally done by the Holy Modal Rounders and written by George "Robin" Remailly (who later became a member of the Rounders). Other covers included two fifties classics, Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business" and Chuck Willis's "I Can Tell". Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe " was one of the earliest cover versions of the popular ballad. "Sugar Babe," erroneously credited to Young/ Lomax, is a folk song about gambling and drinking that had been printed in American Ballads and Folk Songs, by John A. Lomax and his son Alan Lomax, published in 1934. In a note below "Sugar Babe," the Lomax's state: "words and melody reprinted from the second volume of English Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians, collected by Cecil Sharp, edited by Maud Karpeles." That book was published in 1932.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Lindsay Planer called the album "a blend of captivating songwriting with an infectiously fun delivery" and wrote; "...there are a handful of equally definitive sides scattered throughout Earth Music."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Euphoria" (George Remailly) – 2:15 (vocals by Jerry with Jesse)
  2. "All My Dreams Blue" (Jesse Colin Young) – 3:17 (vocals by Jesse with Jerry and Banana)
  3. "Monkey Business" (Chuck Berry) – 2:49 (vocals by Banana)
  4. "Dreamer's Dream" (Jerry Corbitt, Lowell Levinger) – 3:35
  5. "Sugar Babe" (Young, Lomax) – 2:08 (vocals by Jesse with Jerry)
  6. "Long and Tall" (Young) 4:05 (vocals by Jesse)

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Can Tell" (Chuck Willis) – 4:29 (vocals by Jesse)
  2. "Don't Play Games" (Corbitt) – 2:12 (vocals by Jerry with Jesse)
  3. "The Wine Song" (Young) – 2:24 (vocals by Jesse with Jerry and Banana)
  4. "Fool Me" (Levinger) – 2:57 (vocals by Banana with Jesse)
  5. "Reason to Believe" (Tim Hardin) – 2:25


  • Jesse Colin Young – bass, vocals
  • Jerry Corbitt – guitar (lead on ""Fool Me"), harmonica, vocals
  • Lowell "Banana" Levinger – guitar, piano, finger cymbals on "Euphoria", pedal steel guitar on "Sugar Babe" and "Reason to Believe"
  • Joe Bauer – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Tracks 2, 3, 5, and 6 on Side 1, and track 5 on Side 2 were produced by The Youngbloods
  • Tracks 1-4 on Side 2 were produced by Felix Pappalardi
  • Tracks 1 and 4 on Side 1 were produced by Felix Pappalardi and the Youngbloods
  • Bob Cullen – production supervisor
  • Mike Moran – engineer
  • Mickey Crofford – engineer


  1. ^ a b Planer, Lindsay. "Earth Music > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 

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