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No relation to the British alternative rock band of the same name, the San Francisco-based Charlatans have been widely credited as starting the Haight-Ashbury psychedelic scene. In retrospect, their contribution was more of a social one, planting seeds of a rock counterculture with their unconventional, at times outrageous dress and attitudes. While they occasionally delved into guitar distortion and fractured, stoned songwriting, the Charlatans' music was rooted in good-time jug band blues, not psychedelic freak-outs. That's not to say their records didn't have a low-key, easygoing charm, although they didn't match the innovations of the Jefferson Airplane and other peers. Cutting demos for a couple labels in 1966, most of the material they recorded at this time was unissued, and the commercial explosion of San Francisco rock passed them by. The band eventually did release a nationally distributed album in the late '60s, by which time personnel changes had diluted some of the crazy energy of the original lineup, although the LP has its engaging moments. ~ Richie Unterberger
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The Charlatans

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The Charlatans

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    Popularity
  2.   Devil Got My Man
  3.   'Long Come a Viper
  4.   Alabama Bound
  5.   The Blues Ain't Nothin'
  6.   Time to Get Straight
  7.   My Beautiful Friend by The Charlatans UK
  8.   Wabash Cannonball
  9.   When the Movies Are Over
  10.   Sweet Sue, Just You
  11.   Folsom Prison Blues
  12.   Baby Won't You Tell Me
  13.   Forever by The Charlatans UK
  14.   Impossible by The Charlatans UK
  15.   The Shadow Knows
  16.   Good Witch, Bad Witch 3 by The Charlatans UK
  17.   Groom N' Clean Ad
  18.   I Saw Her
  19.   I Don't Care Where You Live by The Charlatans UK
  20.   Radio Advert
  21.   Doubtful Waltz
  22.   When I Go Sailin' By
  23.   32-20 Blues
  24.   Sidetrack
  25.   Watching You/Tony's Bar & Grill by The Charlatans UK
  26.   Ain't Got the Time
  27.   The Blind Stagger by The Charlatans UK
  28.   Codine Blues
  29.   Codine
  30.   Devil
  31.   We're Not on the Same Trip
  32.   I Always Wanted a Girl Like You
  33.   The Only One I Know
  34.   32:20
  35.   I Got Mine
  36.   Commercial Promo
  37.   East Virginia
  38.   The Blonde Waltz by The Charlatans UK
  39.   Jack of Diamonds
  40.   How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?
  41.   By Hook or by Crook
  42.   Walkin'
  43.   Easy When I'm Dead
  44.   Steppin' in Society
  45.   Devil's Got My Man
  46.   Senses by The Charlatans UK
  47.   High Coin
  48.   Number One
  49.   Love Is the Key by The Charlatans UK
  50.   A House Is Not a Home by The Charlatans UK
  51.   Blackened Blue Eyes

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