1970 The Sons Of Champlin – Minus Seeds And Stems

Minus Seeds & Stems is an album by The Sons Of Champlin, self released in 1970.

The Sons of Champlin are an American rock band, from Marin County in the San Francisco-Bay area, formed in 1965. They are fronted by vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Bill Champlin, who later joined rock band Chicago, from 1981–2009, placing Sons of Champlin on hiatus from 1981–1996. They brought to the late 60’s music scene in the Bay Area a soulful sound built around a horn section, sophisticated arrangements, philosophical themes, Bill Champlin’s songwriting and blue-eyed soul singing, and Terry Haggerty’s jazz-based guitar. They are one of the 1960s San Francisco bands, along with Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and Moby Grape.


1  Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? 05:59
2  You Don’t Love Me No More 03:07
3  Nice Time Being 01:50
4  Miles Around You 05:38
5  What Are We Doing Here (Winterland Jam) 00:57
6  Lucille 01:25
7  Roll Out The Barrel 00:41
8  Yo Mama 01:19
9  Uncle Mergetroid 03:12
10  Chico Smoke El Ropo (Winterland Live Jam) 01:38
11  Instantaneous Instrumental Jam (Or Do Whatcha Wanna Do) 02:21
12  Get High (piano solo) 00:57
13  Hey Children 01:03
14  Hag Backwards (Inside Outside) 00:27
15  Beggin’ You Baby 07:36


BassAl Strong
DrumsBill Bowen
GuitarTerry Haggerty
GuitarBill Champlin
Hammond OrganBill Champlin
PianoGeoff Palmer
SaxTim Cain
SaxGeoff Palmer
TrumpetJim Beem
VibraphoneGeoff Palmer
VocalsBill Champlin

Liner Notes

Engineer – Bruce Walfrod
Recorded in 1970 Rehearsals at the Church (San Antonio, CA)