MERRYWEATHER
CAPITOL RECORDS – 1969

Neil Merryweather – vocals and bass
Edward M. Roth – organ, piano and flute
Coffi Hall – drums and percussion
David Colin Burt – guitar

Produced by John Gross
Engineers – James Lockert, Howard Gale, Rex Undegraft

Album Cover Concept – Neil Merryweather
Album Design – Robert Lockert
Photography – Ivan Nagy

Songs
Mr. Richman
A Feeling of Freedom
Little Man (Nobody’s Home)
Annie Don’t Let Me Down
We Try Softer
Curiosity
Some Things
Listen To Me
What’s It All About
No Passenger Allowed
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NEIL MERRYWEATHER - MERRYWEATHER
AND WORD OF MOUTH
CAPITOL RECORDS – 1970

Neil Merryweather – vocals and bass
Edward M. Roth – organ, piano and flute
Coffi Hall – drums and percussion
David Colin Burt – guitar


Guest musicians:
Howard Roberts – guitar
Barry Goldberg – organ
Steve Miller – guitar and vocals
Dave Mason – guitar and vocals
Charlie Musselwhite – harmonica and vocals
Bobby Notkoff – electric violin

Produced by John Gross
Engineers – James Lockert, Lenny Roberts, Howard Gale

Album Cover Concept – Neil Merryweather
Album Design – Robert Lockert
Photography – Ivan Nagy

Songs
I Found Love
Teach You How To Fly
Just A Little Bit
Hello Little Girl
Mrs. Robert’s Son
Licked The Spoon
Sun Down Lady
The Hard Times
News
We Can Make It
Rough Dried Woman
Dr. Mason
Hooker Blues

In a nutshell …

Neil put a new band together with his friends and ex-band mates Jimmy Livingston and Edward Roth. Coffi Hall and David Colin Burt were recruited. The band rehearsed in Neil’s basement, cut a demo, and drove to Los Angeles.

The band took the name “Heather Merrywhether”. After their first gig, Livingston was dropped.

The band played “The Whiskey” with Chicago (C.T.A.)

They were signed by Capitol Records. Neil led the band, and wrote and sang all the songs. Neil took the stage name Neil Merryweather and shortened the band’s name to “Merryweather”.

“Merryweather” recorded their self-titled album and their second album “Word of Mouth”.

“Merryweather”, through its short history together, played the LA scene headlining “Thee Experience” many times, “The Whiskey” with “Mountain”, Newport ’69, a three day rock festival at Devonshire Downs with Jimi Hendrix, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, Marvin Gaye, Joe Cocker, Ike and Tina Turner, and many others. They also played Balboa Stadium with “Country Joe & The Fish”, “Chicago”, and “Poco”. And, there was even a “Merryweather Day” at Universal City where the band played in the square.

Neil left the band a short time after the release of their second album.

Want to know more? Click here to read more in Neil’s interview with Ruth McCartney.