Mother Earth (4)

Profile:
Mother Earth was an eclectic American blues rock band formed in 1967 in California, fronted by Tracy Nelson.
The group performed at the Fillmore West in the late 1960s alongside Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Burdon, and was included on the soundtrack to the 1968 film Revolution. The group signed to Mercury Records, recording four albums. Mike Bloomfield played guitar on their 1968 release Living with the Animals and Boz Scaggs was a member of the group on their 1969 release Make A Joyful Noise. In addition to blues, the early incarnation of the group displayed influences from gospel, r&b, jazz, country and even a touch of psychedelia. After the first album, Mother Earth moved their base of operations from the Bay Area to a farm outside Nashville. The nucleus of the band solidified around Nelson, keyboardist Andy McMahon and guitarist John "Toad" Andrews.Their manager and producer was Travis Rivers. Nelson was an astute judge of up-and-coming songwriters and was an early supporter of then largely unknown names like John Hiatt, Steve Young and Eric Kaz. Mother Earth's version of Young's "Seven Bridges Road" predates the Eagles' cover by about nine years. After two LPs with Reprise Records and one with Columbia Records the ensemble continued to tour as Nelson's backup band but did not record anymore. They finally called it quits in early 1977.
Members:
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Artist

Albums

Mother Earth (4) - Living With The Animals album art Mother Earth (4) Living With The Animals (Album) Mercury US 1968 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Make A Joyful Noise album art Mother Earth (4) Make A Joyful Noise (Album) Mercury UK 1969 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Satisfied album art Mother Earth (4) Satisfied (Album) Mercury Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Bring Me Home album art Mother Earth (4) Bring Me Home (Album) Reprise Records Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Tracy Nelson / Mother Earth album art Tracy Nelson / Mother Earth (4) Tracy Nelson / Mother Earth (4) - Tracy Nelson / Mother Earth (Album) Reprise Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Poor Man's Paradise album art Tracy Nelson / Mother Earth (4) Tracy Nelson / Mother Earth (4) - Poor Man's Paradise (Album) Columbia US 1973 Sell This Version
ACCD8037 Mother Earth (4) - Live In New York 1971 album art Mother Earth (4) Live In New York 1971(CD, Album) Air Cuts ACCD8037 Cyprus 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mother Earth (4) - Mother Earth album art Mother Earth (4) Mother Earth (Single) Mercury US 1968 Sell This Version
MF 1081 Mother Earth (4) - I Did My Part album art Mother Earth (4) I Did My Part(7", Promo) Mercury MF 1081 UK 1968 Sell This Version
UA 50303 Mother Earth (4) - Revolution / Stranger In My Own Home Town album art Mother Earth (4) Revolution / Stranger In My Own Home Town(7", Single, Promo) United Artists Records UA 50303 US 1968 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - I Wanna Be Your Mama Again album art Mother Earth (4) I Wanna Be Your Mama Again Mercury US 1969 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Down So Low / Good Night Nelda Grebe, The Telephone Company Has Cut Us Off album art Mother Earth (4) Down So Low / Good Night Nelda Grebe, The Telephone Company Has Cut Us Off (Single) Mercury US 1969 Sell This Version
127 481 MCF Mother Earth (4) - Come On And See album art Mother Earth (4) Come On And See(7") Mercury 127 481 MCF Germany 1969 Sell This Version
73116 Mother Earth (4) - Satisfied / Andy's Song  album art Mother Earth (4) Satisfied / Andy's Song (7", Promo) Mercury 73116 US 1970 Sell This Version
Mother Earth (4) - Temptation Took Control Of Me And I Fell album art Mother Earth (4) Temptation Took Control Of Me And I Fell (Single) Reprise Records US 1971 Sell This Version
1041 Mother Earth (4) - I'll Be Long Gone album art Mother Earth (4) I'll Be Long Gone(7", Single, Mono, Promo, Mon) Reprise Records 1041 US 1971 Sell This Version

Compilations

WOU 6010 Mother Earth (4) - The Complete Recordings 1968-1970 album art Mother Earth (4) The Complete Recordings 1968-1970(2xCD, Comp) Wounded Bird Records WOU 6010 US 2019 Sell This Version