Mike Wilhelm MP3 Music
Mike Wilhelm - MP3 Music

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MP3 - Ramblin' EMI 78 Mix - MP3

MP3 - Worn Out Suits EMI 78 Mix - MP3

MP3 - Ramblin' Lyrics by Robert Johnson, 2008 Mike Wilhelm - MP3

MP3 - Worn Out Suits Lyrics by Dave Edmund, 2008 Mike Wilhelm - MP3

MP3 - Long Gone Stranger Blues © 2007 Mike Wilhelm - MP3

TOKYO, 1997 - Kyon, Mike, Yotchan
'Special' for FlyingSnail.com readers

Mike Wilhelm provided a series of (imo) great live MP3s recorded at Yukotopia (Deadhead's Land), Tokyo, Japan, January 16, 1997 [Right click above graphic to save CD cover]:

Kyon - Keyboard, Mandolin
Mike Wilhelm - Guitar, Vocal
Yotchan - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocal

MP3 1) Key To The Highway - Click to Play

MP3 2) Walkin' The Dog - Click to Play

MP3 3) No Sugar In My Tea - Click to Play

MP3 4) Someday You'll Call My Name - Click to Play

MP3 5) Down The Road A Piece - Click to Play

Love In Vain Click here to listen.
Betty & Dupree
Click here to listen.
NEW VERSION: Key To The Highway Click here to listen.
NEW VERSION: The New New Old Pawnshop Blues Click here to listen.
See See Rider
Click here to listen.

[Below songs are now available via iTunes]

Charlatans live at the Fillmore:

I Saw Her - lead vocal by George Hunter - [Click to Listen]

The Charlatans have been given credit for being the FIRST Psychedelic Band and easy to understand when listening to George Hunter's beautiful performance of "I Saw Her". Please Visit George's page Western Dovetail. It is also worthwhile remembering Jerry Garcia considered Mike Wilhelm his favorite guitarist. ~@~

On The Road Again - lead vocal by Dan Hicks - [Click to Listen]

During his performance of On The Road Again, Dan Hicks touches a center experienced by few and ;-)elder(-; Deadheads may enjoy giving this tune a listen. Please Visit Dan's page: Welcome to Hicksville ~@~

Archival Track Details
by Mike Wilhelm

Chris Wilson & ex-Flamin’ Groovies:
Produced by Chris Wilson, Mike Wilhelm, James Ferrell and Danny Mihm, recorded at CD Studio, San Francisco, 1991

If Wishes Were Horses (Chris Wilson) [Click to Listen]

From: Back on the Barbary Coast
Vocal, bass, acoustic 12 – Chris Wilson
Acoustic 12 – Mike Wilhelm
Electric guitar – James Ferrell
Drums – Danny Mihm

Sympathy For The Devil (Jagger/Richards) [Click to Listen]

From: Back on the Barbary Coast
Vocal, bass – Chris Wilson
Rhythm guitar – James Ferrell
Lead guitar – Mike Wilhelm
Maracas on drums – Danny Mihm

Ahoy, Merry Yo Ho Ho Ho - The (Real) Pirate Song
Merry Christmas, 2008

The Derelict (Fifteen Men On A Dead Man’s Chest)
(Traditional/arranged Wilhelm) [Click to Listen] - NOTE: UPDATED VERSION

“This is the song sung by the pirates in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, Treasure Island. A dead sailor’s sea chest was generally up for grabs hence a derelict vessel was known as a ‘dead man’s chest’.

“The San Francisco connection is that Stevenson was a resident of the city. In the 19th century, Pacific St. between Kearny St. and Montgomery St., known as ‘the Barbary Coast’, was the most lawless place in San Francisco. Hoodlums ruled. Sailors who patronized the bars and deadfalls often had chloral hydrate slipped into their drinks and woke up on a ship bound for Shanghai.” – Mike Wilhelm

From: Back on the Barbary Coast
Lead Vocal – Chris Wilson
Acoustic 12, back up vocal – Mike Wilhelm
Acoustic guitar, back up vocal – James Ferrell
Drums, back up vocal – Danny Mihm

The skipper lay with his head in gore,
The scullion’s axe his head had shore;
The scullion, he was stabbed times four
And there they lay and the soggy skies
Dripped down in their upstaring eyes;
In murk sunset and foul sunrise!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!


Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the Devil had done for the rest,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

‘Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a gaping hole in a battered head
And the scuppers glut of a rotting red
And there they lay, ah damn their eyes!
Looking up at Paradise,
Their souls just gone the contrawise!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Repeat chorus

A flimsy girl on a bunker cot
With a dirk slit sheer through the bosom spot
And the lace stiff-dry in a purplish rot,
Oh, was she wench or was she jade
Or was she just a shuddering maid?
She dared the knife and took the blade!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Repeat chorus

We wrapped ‘em all in a mainsail tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser’s bight
And we heaved ‘em over and out of sight
With a yo heave ho and a fare ye well,
A sullen plunge in a sullen swell,
Ten fathoms down on the road to Hell!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Loose Gravel (quintet w/ Mike Wilhelm & Chris Wilson):
Produced by Richard Olsen (ex-Charlatans)

When You Got A Good Friend (Robert Johnson) [Click to Listen]

From: Wilhelm LP 1976 (KSAN-FM live broadcast, recorded 1972)
Vocal, lead guitar – Mike Wilhelm
Slide guitar – Chris Wilson
Rhythm guitar – Dennis Corso
Bass – Kenny Streight
Drums – Gene “Geno” Rhymer (aka Rol Gjano, Roland Grand)

Hear The People (Wilhelm/Kunstler) [Click to Listen]

From: Wilhelm LP 1976 (recorded 1971)
Lead vocal, lead guitar – Mike Wilhelm
Back up vocal – Chris Wilson
Back up vocal, acoustic guitar – Rick Kunstler
Bass – Kenny Streight
Drums – Gene Rhymer

Loose Gravel (trio):
Produced by Mike Wilhelm

Medley: Sittin’ On Top Of The World/ It’s All Over Now
(traditional, arr. Wilhelm/B. Womack) [Click to Listen]

From: Mike Wilhelm’s archives (live in San Francisco, 1976)
Lead vocal, guitar – Mike Wilhelm
Bass, vocal – Michael Deryckx
Drums – Rol Gjano

I’m Not Satisfied (Frank Zappa) [Click to Listen]

From: Mike Wilhelm’s archives (live in San Francisco, 1976)
Lead vocal, guitar – Mike Wilhelm
Bass, vocal – Michael Deryckx
Drums – Rol Gjano

Waitin’ In Line (Wilhelm/Kunstler) [Click to Listen]

From: Private label 45 rpm single (1975)
Lead vocal, lead guitar, 12-string rhythm guitar – Mike Wilhelm
Bass, vocal – Michael Deryckx
Drums – Rol Gjano
Backup vocal – Monica Nitz

Flamin' Groovies live
at Valencourt Plaza, Embarcadero Ctr., San Francisco 1979.

Let It Rock -> I Want You - [Click to Listen]

Mike Wilhelm
Produced by Mike Wilhelm

Jesse’s Theme - [Click to Listen]

From: Wood & Wire (1992)
Solo 12-string guitar – Mike Wilhelm

Bottle Rock Blues & Rhythm Band
2008 New Year 2009
House Of The Rising Sun - Neon Napalm Lead Vocal

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo5h3EymaqM

More New Year Video via Mike Wilhelm:

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq-vndr5cqQ&feature=related

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKScuUkjHKA&feature=related

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zqwH2fzEio&feature=related

Bottle Rock Blues & Rhythm Band

Mike Wilhelm & his
Bottle Rock Blues & Rhythm Band
Recorded Live at Linton's

Big Boss Man
featuring Neon Napalm and Mike Wilhelm
Click To Listen

Got My Mojo Workin'
featuring Mike Wilhelm and BRB&R Band
Click To Listen

House Of Blue Lights
featuring Neon Napalm and Mike Wilhelm
Click To Listen

New Old Pawnshop Blues
featuring Mike Wilhelm
Click To Listen

The Thrill Is Gone
featuring Neon Napalm
Click To Listen

All songs provided by Mike Wilhelm as a special treat for FlyingSnail readers. These songs will eventually be added to iTunes.

Neon Napalm - vocal and rhythm - Card-carrying member of Cherokee Nation and formerly lead singer of the well-known Southwest Native American band, Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers.

Mike Wilhelm - vocal and guitar - Founding member of the Charlatans (San Francisco's first psychedelic group), Loose Gravel, Lake County Blues Allstars, Bottle Rock Blues & Rhythm Band, and former member of cult heroes, Flamin' Groovies.

Stephen Holland - guitar and vocal - Formerly played with, Cottonmouth and members of Soundhole, Huey Lewis and the News, and Tower of Power.

Bill McMenomy - bass guitar and vocal - Formerly with San Francisco rock trio, Aum.

Mark Phillips - drums - Formerly with P. T. and the Pleasers and Grateful Dead cover band, Street Dogs

BRB&R Band is becoming Northern California's Number One Band, Catch them live!

Mike Wilhelm's Main Page

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