The Youngbloods~ Get Together ♫♪♫

♫♪♫♪  Remember this? The Youngbloods? ♫♪♫♪

My personal favorite performer here  Jesse Colin Young

Get Together was released by The Younbloods in 1967 on the RCA Victor Label

I was feeling a little nostalgic tonight, turned on some Youngbloods because they will forever take me back to those mellow halcyon days of 1967, a  natural feel good time.

This tune was a pleading musical request for peace and brotherhood, showcasing love versus fear, and the choice to be made between them for each of us.

The exact message I needed tonight.

Written by Chet Powers, aka (as I knew him ) Dino Valenti from the

San Fransisco Bay Area band Quicksilver Messager Service Band, this tune was first released by The Kingston Trio and covered by many bands over the years. None made it as wildly loved though as did as The Younbloods with Jesse Colin Young on lead vocals.

The lyrics will remind us always of the impassioned plea in the lines of its refrain, which is repeated several times in succession to bring the song to it’s mantra like conclusion.

I dare you.. sing along.

And wiki adds:

In 1967, The Youngbloods released their version of the song under the title “Get Together.” It became a minor Hot 100 hit for them, peaking at #62.[3] However, renewed interest in the Youngbloods’ version came when it was used in a radio public service announcement as a call for brotherhood by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The Youngbloods’ version, the most-remembered today, was re-released in 1969, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100

29 thoughts on “The Youngbloods~ Get Together ♫♪♫

    • I have been having that very discussion with someone else Tess. Passion is be my repopnse. And real music. Not computer generated. Real people playing real instruments. Real music.

      Always so good to see you my friend!

    • Seems kind of universal feeling Maxi my friend.
      I was feeling so low last night and went to my music as I have done al my life. I have a real thing for Jesse Colin Young’s (The Youngbloods)music and of course this song pops up on the album. I start crying. That is where this post was born from.
      I just left the personal aspect out until now with you because it is not necessary. Then working through writting the post- hearing the song over and over. i felt so much better after. Music, so cathartic.

      Thank you Maxi for thisl Take care my gift of a friend. much love and many blessings ~BB

  1. I have always always ALWAYS loved this song…”When the One who left us here, returns for us at last; we are but a moment’s sunlight, fading in the grass”….sigh. let’s light some candles, have a glass of wine and talk the day and night away. lovely post, baroness–wistful and uplifting. love it love it love it. “We do hold the key to love and fear in our trembling hands. “with every word, every photo, every attempt to uplift and reassure, you do help us get together, sweet baroness!

    • O Katie my girl. How you touch me so deeply my friend. You make me cry. I actually thought of you as I was doing this. Because of our affinity for the music, for the llyrics. That we disovered so early on.

      I could have posted JesseCY from when we were young but thought ahhh no way;; he aged with us. Isn’t he beautiful still singing his siimple prayer?

      “Some may come and some may go
      He will surely pass
      When the one that left us here
      Returns for us at last”

      As Jesse Colin Young says; “Lets try to do better….

      By the Kate, any reason to Get Together works for me. so we will be Getting Together at Kate’s…….
      Light those candles my friend, we have stories to share… ..

    • You are so very welcome. I would like to think one day… just one day if we all had the same sense of being and purpose we’d have had something/ It is such an amazing power of the people we are wasting.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. it is too bad that the world as a whole does not get it.. Oh I just thought of the Coke song, I’d lLke To Teach the World To Sing in Perfect Harmony.
      We are powerfulpeople, if we just all were looking the same way.. I pray.

    • Thank you my dear friend.
      I think we have a fair trade -off in my mind. Your UK has given us all the greats;, Clapton need I say more? The Who, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Animals, Pink Flloyd….. a sampling of my favorites.. fair trade indeed. .

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