THIS PAGE LAST UPDATED: 28 June 2013

Special Thanks to John York, who checked this discography page and sent us some corrections / deletions.

 

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The BYRDS Discography Pages


originally created by Richard Russell in 1999

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION AND UPDATED BY BYRDS FLYGHT SINCE 2003

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The Byrds

Gene Clark

Chris Hillman

Roger McGuinn

David Crosby

Michael Clarke

Gram Parsons

Kevin Kelley

Clarence White

Gene Parsons

John York

Skip Battin

 

Additions / Corrections  made by BYRDS FLYGHT since uploading Richard's original page are written in GREEN color

 

BYRDS DISCOGRAPHIES

 

John York-related records

This page attempts to comprehensively list every album or single (if exclusive) on vinyl or CD (and some audio and video tapes) that includes material by John York.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL ARTISTS BY THE NAME OF JOHN YORK.

So some doubts subsist about The Byrds' John York participation in several records mentioned hereunder.

If you have additions, corrections or more details, please contact RAOUL VEROLLEMAN

If you can provide scans of album covers (including variations of those shown here), please e-mail RAOUL VEROLLEMAN.

Special Thanks to John York, who checked this discography page and sent us some corrections / deletions.

The Bees: Leave Me Be / She's An Artist

Original release date: 1965 (Mirwood 5003)

Leave Me Be
She's An Artist


The Bees: Forget Me Girl / Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

Original release date: 1966 (Mir 210)

Forget Me Girl
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down


 

Sir Douglas Quintet: She Digs My Love / When I Sing The Blues

Original release date: 1966 (Tribe 45-71)

She Digs My Love
When I Sing The Blues

Note: This single (produced by Huey P. Meaux) is the only Sir Douglas Quintet single that features John York. The record's catalog number is sometimes listed as Tribe 8321. It is not immediately known if the 45 was released under two different numbers.


Mamas and Papas:

The Papas and the Mamas Presented by The Mamas and The Papas

Original release date: April 1968 (Dunhill LP 50031)

The Right Somebody To Love
Safe In My Garden
Meditation Mama (Transcendental Woman Travels)
For The Love Of Ivy
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Mansions
Gemini Childe
Nothing's Too Good For My Little Girl
Too Late
Twelve Thirty
Rooms
Midnight Voyage

Note: John York plays bass on "Rooms".


 

Candy soundtrack

Original release date: 1968

Child of the Universe (Byrds)
Birth by Descent
Opening Night: By Surgery
Spec-rac-tac-para-comm
Border Town Blues: A Blunt Instrument
Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
Constant Journey
Every Mother's Daughter
It's Always Because of This: A Deformity
Marlon & His Sacred Bird
Ascension to Virginity
Rock Me (Steppenwolf)

Note: Music composed and conducted by Dave Grusin, except as noted. Child of the Universe is a different version than the one found on Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde.


Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde

Original release date: February 3, 1969

This Wheel's On Fire
Old Blue
Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
Child Of The Universe
Nashville West
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
King Apathy III
Candy
Bad Night At The Whiskey
Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do

CD Bonus Tracks:

Stanley's Song
Lay Lady Lay (alternate version)
This Wheel's On Fire (version one, previously unissued)
Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do (alternate version - take #1)
Nashville West (alternate version, previously unissued)


Lay Lady Lay / Old Blue

Original release date: 1969

Lay Lady Lay
Old Blue

Note: The 45-single version of Lay Lady Lay was originally unavailable elsewhere.


Ballad of Easy Rider

Original release date: October 29, 1969

Ballad Of Easy Rider
Fido
Oil In My Lamp
Tulsa County
Jack Tarr The Sailor
Jesus Is Just Alright
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)
Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
Armstrong, Aldrin And Collins

CD Bonus Tracks:

Way Beyond The Sun
Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood
Oil In My Lamp (alternate version)
Tulsa County (alternate version, previously unissued)
Fiddler A Dram (Moog Experiment) (previously unissued)
Ballad Of Easy Rider (long version, previously unissued)
Build It Up (instrumental, previously unissued)


The Museuns: Train in the Desert / Sweet Names of Spanish Ladies

Original release date: unknown, circa mid-'70s (Debris)

Train in the Desert
Sweet Names of Spanish Ladies

Note: an extremely rare, self-released 45 (on the Debris label) by the Museuns, which was John York, his brother Michael Foley, and Mick Takamatsu. It's described as "an extraordinarily mystical sounding record for its day." It was recorded and released during York's mid-'70s stint spent living in New York.


  

Jack Street Band: Jack Street Band

Original release date: 1982

In Over My Head
Don't You Wanna Be Loved
Two Hearts
Choosy
Annie
Baby It's You
Not a Minute Too Soon
If I Had Your Love Again
Jupiter's Theme
Vision

Note: John York plays acoustic guitar on this album.


The Byrds (box set)

Original release date: October 1990

Mr. Tambourine Man
I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
Chimes of Freedom
She Has a Way
All I Really Want to do
Spanish Harlem Incident
The Bells of Rhmney
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
She Don't Care About Time
Turn! Turn! Turn!
It Won't Be Wrong
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
He Was A Friend of Mine
The World Turns All Around Her
The Day Walk (Never Before)
The Times They Are A-Changin'
5D
I Know My Rider
Eight Miles High
Why?
Psychodrama
I See You
Hey Joe
Mr. Spaceman
John Riley
Roll Over Beethoven
So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
Have You Seen Her Face
My Back Pages
Time Between
It Happens Each Day
Renaissance Fair
Everybody's Been Burned
The Girl with No Name
Triad
Lady Friend
Old John Robertson
Goin' Back
Draft Morning
Wasn't Born to Follow
Dolphin's Smile
Reputation
The Christian Life
I Am a Pilgrim
Pretty Boy Floyd
You Don't Miss Your Water
Hickory Wind
Nothing Was Delivered
One Hundred Years From Now
Pretty Polly
Lazy Days
This Wheel's On Fire
Nashville West
Old Blue
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
Bad Night at the Whiskey
Lay Lady Lay
Mae Jean Goes to Hollywood
Ballad of Easy Rider
Oil in My Lamp
Jesus is Just Alright
Way Beyond the Sun
Tulsa County
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
Lover of the Bayou
Willin'
Black Mountain Rag
Positively 4th Street
Chestnut Mare
Just a Season
Kathleen's Song
Truck Stop Girl
Just Like a Woman
Stanley's Song
Glory, Glory
I Trust
I Wanna Grow Up to be a Politician
Green Apple Quick Step
Tiffany Queen
Bugler
Lazy Waters
Farther Along
White's Lightning
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Mr. Tambourine Man (with Bob Dylan)
He Was a Friend of Mine
Paths of Victory
From a Distance
Love that Never Dies

Note: a compilation of released and unreleased material.


 

Sacred Path Songs

Original release date: 1991 (self-released cassette)

Drum / Invocation: Iroquois
Earth Mother Flute
Omaha Tribal Prayer
Pomo Clapperstick Blues
Winged Ones
Ancestors
Cherokee Cradleboard Song
Thunderbeings
Sky Daughter Flute / Eagles Quest
Shaman's Death
Lovers Duet: (Kokpelli & Ice Flower)
Just One Arrow

Released on CD in 2000 by Taxim Records


Jamie Sams & John York: Clan Mother Songs

Original release date: circa 1992-1993 (self-released tape)

INVOCATION

TIONEE THE PATHFINDER

THE FINAL BEGINNING

ALL MY RELATIONS

RUE MAI YA, THE REMEMBERING

THE CLAN MOTHER`S SONG

WATA JIS, EVENING STAR

CELEBRATE THE EARTH

MIDNIGHT`S SONG

CRACK IN THE UNIVERSE

WELCOMING THE 5TH WORLD.

Note: the image shows the 2004 CD release


Gene Parsons: The Kindling Collection

Original release date: May 23, 1994

Gunga Din #
Nashville West #
There Must Be Someone #
Yesterdays Train
Bristol Steam Convention Blues
Get Down Your Line
B.B. Class Road
Monument
Long Way Back
Do Not Disturb
Willin'
On The Spot
Take A City Bride
Sonic Bummer
I Must Be A Tree
Drunkard's Dream
Banjo Dog
Back Again
Wind And Rain
Sweet Desert Childhood
Out Of Control
Northbound Bus

Note: An expanded version of Gene Parsons's 1973 solo album "Kindling." The CD includes some Byrds songs featuring John York (#).


Various Artists: Everybody Slides, Vol. 2

Original release date: 1993

Attar (David Lindley)
Everybody Slides (Mike Auldridge)
Back to New Orleans (Frederic Koella)
A Man's Gotta Do What a Man's Gotta Do (John Mooney)
I'm Packing Up (Ron Thompson)
It Hurts Me Too (John Hammond)
Come On In My Kitchen (Rory Block)
Love in Vain (Bob Brozman)
Take Your Time (Mac Gayden)
Stone Pony Blues (Michael Henderson)
Sweet Dreams (Tom Heyman with Go to Blazes)
Fight On (Chris Darrow) #
It's Up to You (Steve Kimock)
Sharks Ate My Wahine (Amos Garrett)
Whispering Pines (Colin Linden)

Note: John York plays bass on one song, #.


Katie Trickett: The Next Time

Original release date: 1994

The Next Time
Autumn Eyes
I'll Never change This Lovin' Feelin'
When You Were Here
Playin' Against the Best
Don't Say Don't
Lonely Road Home
She Danced Alone
Dancin' on the Edge of a Razor

Note: John York sings harmony vocals.


Don Sanders: Sour Dough Cowboy

Original release date: 1994 (cassette only)

Wake Up Jacob

Weary Dreary Life

Buckin' Bronco Holler

When I Was A Cowboy

Around A Western Water Tank

Diamond Joe

El Abandonado

Old Joe Clark

Bound To Follow The Longhorn Cows

Old Chisholm Trail

Note: John Yrok participates in these recordings


World Nation: Songs of the Colorado River

Original release date: mid-'90s

Note: Track list unknown at present. Extent of John York's participation is unknown.


Various Artists: The Language of Love

Unreleased

Note: Track list unknown at present. York did production work on the album.


Ian Beardsley: Midnight Rainbow

Original release date: '90s

Note: Track list unknown at present. York did production work on the album.


Jamie Sams & Meatball Fulton: The Land of Enchantment (audio book)

Original release date: 1997 (ZBS entertainment)

Note: This audio adventure double CD includes music by John York, as well as his speaking voice.


Mojave: Tumbleweed Circuit

Original release date: 1995 (Germany)

The Border
Rainmaker
Stateline
Town That Never Cools Down
Endless Night
Mule and the Chicken
El Niño
My Brain Don't Work
Amboy Annie
Find a Way to the Heart
Under My Wheels
Heart of Darkness
Goodbye Blue Monday

Note: John York is credited with playing bass.


Peter Lewis: Peter Lewis

Original release date: 1995 (Germany)

Beyond the Storm
I Got the Night
Black Moon
Little Dreamer
Milk and Honey
Sittin' by the Window
Parties of the Past
Changing
Fate Full of Shadow
In Between the Liner
If Life Was Just a Game
Changing (reprise)

Note: John York is credited with background vocals.


Nick Binkley: Pin Stripe Brain

Original release date: 1996 (Beachwood)

Pinstripe Band                                                                                             

Leave Us For Awhile                                                                                

Chasing Circles                                                                                       

Top Of The World                                                                                   

Which Way's L.A.                                                                                    

Blow Out The Light                                                                                  

Best Friend                                                                                            

Mr. Eggman                                                                                           

Heart Full Of Stone                                                                                 

Tucker Rose                                                                                           

Mustang                                                                                                

Main Squeeze                                                                                         

Baby's Got A Way With Words                                                                   

Blue Red And White Songs                                                                        

Let Fall A Tear

Note: John York is credited with 12 string guitar and oud..


Chris Darrow: Coyote + Straight from the Heart

Original release date: 1997 (2-CD, Germany)

(Coyote:)
Prelude a Distant Call #
Lone Yucca #
The Snake Sheds its Skin #
Obsidian Trail #
Spirit of the Sage #
Chapparel Sunset
Serrano Breeze
Iron Horse (The Last Brave)

(Straight from the Heart:)
Stage by Stage
You're Inside of Me
Hungry and Wild
Any Old Port in the Storm
Straight from the Heart
Someone's Been Foolin' with My Baby
Easy Street
Can't Outplay the Blues
Eye of the Storm
Nothin' Left to Say
Bye, Bye Baby
Living in a Prayer
Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
Lookin' for Daddy
Push and Pull
Neon Sin
Hard on the Trail
Straight Down the Line
Beautiful Trail

Note: John York plays oud, flute, bass and sings on those indicated, #. On the second disc, "Straight from the Heart," John York is mentioned in the liner notes but is not listed among the participating musicians.


Chris Darrow and Max Buda: Harem Girl

Original release date: December 1998 (Germany)

Harem Girl Theme
Reverie
The Harem - The Sultan
Not the Same Love
Chase
Flashing Steel
Sultan's Dream (first ending)
Going Home (second ending)
Brave Hope (third ending)
Harem Girl Reprise

Note: John York plays oud, mijwaz (nomad flute), gu zheng (chinese table harp), recorder and sings.


Anita Kruse: Creation Flight

Original release date: 1998 (Purple Records)

Circles 'Round My Heart

Creation Flight

Prayer To Purple

Angel of My Thunder

Lullabye ladder

Early Days of You

Iona's Song

We Come With Your Tomorrows

By Some Chance

On The Other Side

Lullabye For Annie

Circles 'Round My Heart

Note:  John York is credited with playing Balinese and Peruvian flutes and a Chinese pipa.


Claremont Dragon

Original release date: August 1999 (Taxim tx 2038)

On Whose Door
Rubiah
Another Life
No More War
Heartache Suzanne
Jennifer Tsai
Target Of A Thousand Arrows
Money Like Rain
Daddy's Gonna Pick Her Man
Oh My Children
Half-Breeds Are The Hope Of The World
My Lai
Spirit is Stronger Than Anything



Byrds: Live at the Fillmore February 1969

Original release date: February 2000

Nashville West
You're Still On My Mind
Pretty Boy Floyd
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
Medley: Turn! Turn! Turn!/Mr. Tambourine Man/Eight Miles High
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Buckaroo
The Christian Life
Time Between
King Apathy III
Bad Night At The Whiskey
The Wheel's On Fire
Sing Me Back Home
So You Want To Be Rock 'N' Roll Star
He Was A Good Friend Of Mine
Chimes Of Freedom

Note: This live Byrds recording was released in February 2000 and features John York on bass and vocals. 


The Byrds: It's All In Your Eyes

Original release date: circa June 2000 (Europe only)

Do You Remember (unknown band - NOT the Byrds)
Carry On (Clark, Robinson & York)
Home Again (unknown band - NOT the Byrds)
Love Deluxe (Clark, Robinson & York)
Tell Sarah Jane (unknown band - NOT the Byrds)
Next Time Around (Clark, Robinson & York)
Turn Turn Turn (unknown band - NOT the Byrds)
You Just Love Cocaine (Clark, Robinson & York)
Where Does The Love Go (Clark, Robinson & York)
Boyfriends Girlfriends (Clark, Robinson & York)
He Was A Friend Of Mine (unknown band - NOT the Byrds)
It's All In Your Eyes (Clark, Robinson & York)
Mary Sue (Clark, Robinson & York)
Quit This (unknown band - NOT the Byrds)

Note: Although this CD purports to be the Byrds it is actually primarily unreleased recordings by Gene Clark, Pat Robinson and John York! These recordings from circa 1985-1986 are sometimes referred to as CRY recordings.


CRY: After The Storm 

Original release date: 2000 (Coyote Records)

My Marie

On The Run

After The Storm

The Hurting Game

A Rose Is A Rose

Once In A Lifetime

I Need To Fly

Mary Sue

Immigrant Girl

Sleep Will Return

Somewhere After Midnight

Washington Square


Sir Douglas Quintet: The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back!

Original Release Date: 2000 (Sundazed)

Sugar Bee
Love Don't Treat Me Fair
You Got Me Hurtin'
We1ll Never Tell
Oh, What A Mistake!
She Digs My Love
When I Sing The Blues
The Story Of John Hardy
In Time
Old Bill Baetty
Isabella
Blues Pass Me By
Wine, Wine, Wine
She's Gotta Be Boss

Note: these recordings are from 1964-1966. Some of them feature John York, who also appears on some of the pictures in the booklet.


Sir Douglas Quintet: The Best Of The Sir Douglas Quintet

Original Release Date: 2000 (Sundazed)

She's About A Mover
Beginning Of The End
The Tracker
You're Out Walking The Streets Tonight
It Was In The Pines
In The Jailhouse Now
Bacon Fat
Quarter ToO Three
It's A Man Down There
The Rains Came
Please Just Say So
We'll Take Our Last Walk Tonight
Walking The Streets
Blue Norther  

Note: these recordings are from 1964-1966. Some of them might feature John York.


Family Tree featuring ex-Byrds Skip Battin and John York 

Original release date: 2001 (Folkest Dischi Italy)

My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You

Dandelion

Smack Dab In The Middle

She Belongs To Me

Blowin' In The Wind

Catch The Wind

Why You Been Gone So Long

Christine

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A train To Cry

Witchi Tai To

Note: These tracks were recorded in Italy in 1988 during a Battin/York tour


(Gib) Guilbeau & (Gene) Parsons: Louisiana Rain

Original Release Date: 2002 (Big Beat)

Your gentle ways of loving me

Louisiana cottonfields

Workin' on a tugboat

Into the darkness

Louisiana rain

Sweet sugar blues

Walk with Sam 

Sweet Suzannah

Miles and cities

Young country girl

Multiple heartaches

Two people

Desperation's back again

Happy cajun man

Mr. Somebody

Sweet Rosie 

I get a hurt on inside

Woman's disgrace

There's still a little something in your mind

Louisiana woman

Home of the blues

Lodi

World of dreams

If it's me I'm a fool

On pins & needles

Note: John York plays bass on Louisiana Woman


THE BYRDS: Sanctuary III 

Original release date: 2001 (Sundazed Records) (vinyl only)

Ballad Of Easy Rider

Oil In My Lamp

Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood

Fido*

Lover Of The Bayou

White's Lightning pt 1

All The Things

Kathleen's Song

Way Behind The Sun

Build It Up

It's All Over Now Baby Blue*

White's Lightning pt 2

Note: both tracks marked * feature John York and are previously unissued alternate mixes  exclusively available on this LP 


The Byrds: 12 Dimensions - The Columbia Recordings 1965-1972

Original release: 2002 (5 CD Box Set)

Byrdmaniax:

Glory, Glory
Pale Blue
I Trust
Tunnel of Love
I Wanna Grow Up to be a Politician
Absolute Happiness
Green Apple Quick Step
My Destiny
Kathleen's Song
Jamaica Say You Will
Just Like a Woman
Pale Blue (alternate version)
Think I'm Gonna Feel Better

Live At The Fillmore 1969

Nashville West
You're Still On My Mind
Pretty Boy Floyd
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
Medley: Turn! Turn! Turn!/Mr. Tambourine Man/Eight Miles High
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Buckaroo
The Christian Life
Time Between
King Apathy III
Bad Night At The Whiskey
The Wheel's On Fire
Sing Me Back Home
So You Want To Be Rock 'N' Roll Star
He Was A Good Friend Of Mine
Chimes Of Freedom

Untitled/Unissued:

Lover of the Bayou
Positively 4th Street
Nashville West

So You Want to be a Rock 'n Roll Star
Mr. Tambourine Man
Mr. Spaceman
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare
Truck Stop Girl
All the Things
Yesterday's Train
Hungry Planet
Just a Season
Take a Whiff On Me
You All Look Alike
Well Come Back Home
All the Things
Yesterday's Train
Lover of the Bayou
Kathleen's Song
White's Lightning Part 2
Willin'
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Old Blue
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Ballad of Easy Rider
My Back Pages

Take a Whiff on Me
Jesus is Just Alright
This Wheel's On Fire
Amazing Grace (hidden track, not listed)

Farther Along:

Tiffany Queen
Get Down Your Line
B.B. Class Road
Bugler
Antique Sandy
Precious Kate
So Fine
Lazy Waters
Bristol Steam Convention Blues
Lost My Drivin' Wheel
Born to Rock and Roll
Bag Full of Money

Note: This box set contains the following remastered CDs: Byrdmaniax, Live At The Fillmore 1969, Unititled/Unissued and Farther along; plus 4 rare photos of the band, Pete Frame's 'Family Tree Of The Byrds & the 5½" x 5½" x 6" box has room for eight more previously released remastered discs.

See hereunder for another release with the same title, containing all 13 Byrds Columbia/Sony CDs.


The Byrds: 12 Dimensions - The Columbia Recordings 1965-1972

Original release: 2002 (13 CD Box Set)

Mr Tambourine Man:

Mr. Tambourine Man
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
Spanish Harlem Incident
You Won't Have To Cry
Here Without You
The Bells Of Rhymney
All I Really Want To Do
I Knew I'd Want You
It's No Use
Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
Chimes Of Freedom
We'll Meet Again
She Has A Way 
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better (alternate version)
It's No Use (alternate version)
You Won't Have To Cry (alternate version)
All I Really Want To Do (single version)
You And Me (instrumental)

Turn Turn Turn:

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
It Won't Be Wrong
Set You Free This Time
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
He Was A Friend Of Mine
The World Turns All Around Her
Satisfied Mind
If You're Gone
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Wait And See
Oh! Susannah
The Day Walk (Never Before)
She Don't Care About Time (single version)
The Times They Are A-Changin (first version)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (version 1)
She Don't Care About Time (version 1)
The World Turns All Around Her (alternate mix)
Stranger In A Strange Land (instrumental)

Fifth Dimension:

5D (Fifth Dimension)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mr. Spaceman
I See You
What's Happening?!?!
I Come And Stand At Every Door
Eight Miles High
Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
Captain Soul
John Riley
2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
Why (single version)
I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)
Psychodrama City
Eight Miles High (alternate/RCA Studios version)
Why (alternate/RCA Studios version)
John Riley (instrumental version 1)

Younger Than Yesterday:

So You Want To Be A Rock N' Roll Star
Have You Seen Her Face
C.T.A. - 102
Renaissance Fair
Time Between
Everybody's Been Burned
Thoughts And Words
Mind Gardens
My Back Pages
The Girl With No Name
Why
It Happens Each Day
Don't Make Waves
My Back Pages (alternate version)
Mind Gardens (alternate version)
Lady Friend
Old John Robertson (single version)

The Notorious Byrd Brothers:

Artificial Energy
Goin' Back
Natural Harmony
Draft Morning
Wasn't Born To Follow
Get To You
Change Is Now
Old John Robertson
Tribal Gathering
Dolphin's Smile
Space Odyssey
Moog Raga (instrumental)
Bound To Fall (instrumental)
Triad
Goin' Back (version one)
Draft Morning (alternate end)
Universal Mind Decoder (instrumental)

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo:

You Ain't Going Nowhere
I Am A Pilgrim
The Christian Life
You Don't Miss Your Water
You're Still On My Mind
Pretty Boy Floyd
Hickory Wind
One Hundred Years From Now
Blue Canadian Rockies
Life In Prison
Nothing Was Delivered
You Got A Reputation
Lazy Days
Pretty Polly
The Christian Life (rehearsal - take #11)
Life In Prison (rehearsal - take #11)
You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal - take #43)
One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal - take #2)
All I Have Is Memories (instrumental)

Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde:

This Wheel's On Fire
Old Blue
Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
Child Of The Universe
Nashville West
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
King Apathy III
Candy
Bad Night At The Whiskey
Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do
Stanley's Song
Lay Lady Lay (alternate version)
This Wheel's On Fire (version one)
Medley: My Back Pages/B.J. Blues/Baby What You Want Me To Do (alternate version - take #1)
Nashville West (alternate version)

Byrdmaniax:

Glory, Glory
Pale Blue
I Trust
Tunnel of Love
I Wanna Grow Up to be a Politician
Absolute Happiness
Green Apple Quick Step
My Destiny
Kathleen's Song
Jamaica Say You Will
Just Like a Woman
Pale Blue (alternate version)
Think I'm Gonna Feel Better

Live At The Fillmore 1969

Nashville West
You're Still On My Mind
Pretty Boy Floyd
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
Medley: Turn! Turn! Turn!/Mr. Tambourine Man/Eight Miles High
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Buckaroo
The Christian Life
Time Between
King Apathy III
Bad Night At The Whiskey
The Wheel's On Fire
Sing Me Back Home
So You Want To Be Rock 'N' Roll Star
He Was A Good Friend Of Mine
Chimes Of Freedom

Untitled/Unissued:

Lover of the Bayou
Positively 4th Street
Nashville West

So You Want to be a Rock 'n Roll Star
Mr. Tambourine Man
Mr. Spaceman
Eight Miles High
Chestnut Mare
Truck Stop Girl
All the Things
Yesterday's Train
Hungry Planet
Just a Season
Take a Whiff On Me
You All Look Alike
Well Come Back Home
All the Things
Yesterday's Train
Lover of the Bayou
Kathleen's Song
White's Lightning Part 2
Willin'
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Old Blue
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Ballad of Easy Rider
My Back Pages

Take a Whiff on Me
Jesus is Just Alright
This Wheel's On Fire
Amazing Grace (hidden track, not listed)

Farther Along:

Tiffany Queen
Get Down Your Line
B.B. Class Road
Bugler
Antique Sandy
Precious Kate
So Fine
Lazy Waters
Bristol Steam Convention Blues
Lost My Drivin' Wheel
Born to Rock and Roll
Bag Full of Money

Note: This box set contains all 13 Byrds Columbia/Sony CDs, plus 4 rare photos of the band and, Pete Frame's 'Family Tree Of The Byrds.


  

John York & Yukiko Matsuyama: KOTO

Original release date: September 2003 (private release)

Furusato

Tengu

Koto

Murasaki

Tomorrow Never Knows

Yoake

This Is The Day

Katen No Odori

Amanogawa


  

Gene Clark: Under The Silvery Moon

Original release date: September 2003 (Delta Music 4723839)

Mary Sue**

Carry On

Don't You Know

Nothing But An Angel

More Than That Now

Sleep Will Return

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Immigrant Girl

Rest Of Your Life

My Marie

Fair And Tender Ladies

Can't Say No

Dangerous Games

You Just Love Cocaine*

Note: John York sings lead vocals on * (a song he wrote) and plays and sings harmony vocals on most other tracks. He co-wrote **.


Toulouse Engelhardt and Remi Kabaka: A Child's Guide To Einstein

Original release date: May 2004 (Lost Groove Records)

Telstar!     
Blind Watchmaker     
Bach To The Future     
Beyond Mare Tranquillitatis     
Emancipations Of Gravity     
Melting Stars... Breathing Heavens     
Albert's Gyroscope     
Titanium Dandelions     
Third Stone From The Sun

Note: John York plays shakuhachi, gu zheng and upright  bass

 


Steven T.: Damage

Original release date: 2004 (Charlatan Records)

The Future Starts Today

Nightwalkin'

Jack, Johnnie and Jim

Creatures of Habit

Suicide Machine

Addicted to Life

Home Improvement

Back to the Front

Warren Zevon

Damage

In the Name of the Father

Saving Grace

Alicia Real (The Road that Leads Back Home)

Note: John York is credited with 12-string, oud, Chinese table harp, koto, flute and background vocals


John Stevens: MISOGI: Purification of Mind and Body

Original release date: 2005 (ATM) (DVD)

Note: this DVD (martial arts educational video) features music by John York and Sumi, taken from their (as yet) unreleased new project "The Place Where I Am Dreaming"


Michael Foley: Fear And Forgiveness

Original release date: 2005

Man In The Moon
Time For Love
People Working In The Night
Love Ain't Kind
Heartache Suzanne
Misery Business (Industry of Pain)
Something Special
Judy
I Dream About You
We Seem Like The Same
She Wouldn't Listen, He Wouldn't Say
I'm Used To Being Alone
Everybody I Meet Wants To Be Humble
Parade

Note: John York sings harmony vocals. Michael Foley is John York Foley's brother.


The Byrds: There Is A Season (4 CDs + 1 DVD Box Set)

Original release date: September 2006 (Sony Columbia Legacy)

DISC ONE

1. The Only Girl I Adore   (The Jet Set) (mono)
     
2. Please Let Me Love You   (The Beefeaters) (mono)
     
3. Don't Be Long   (The Beefeaters) (mono)
     
4. The Airport Song   
     
5. You Movin'   
     
6. You Showed Me   
     
7. Mr. Tambourine Man   
     
8. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better   
     
9. You Won't Have To Cry   
     
10. Here Without You   
     
11. The Bells Of Rhymney   
     
12. All I Really Want To Do (Single Version) (mono)   
     
13. I Knew I'd Want You   
     
14. Chimes Of Freedom   
     
15. She Has A Way   
     
16. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (version one)   
     
17. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) (mono)
     
18. It Won't Be Wrong   
     
19. Set You Free This Time   
     
20. The World Turns All Around Her   
     
21. The Day Walk (Never Before)   
     
22. If You're Gone   
     
23. The Times They Are A-Changin'   (mono)
     
24. She Don't Care About Time (Single Version)   (mono)
     
25. Stranger In A Strange Land (Instrumental)  

DISC TWO 
     
1. Eight Miles High   
     
2. Why (Single Version)  (mono) 
     
3. 5D (Fifth Dimension)   
     
4. Wild Mountain Thyme   
     
5. Mr. Spaceman   
     
6. I See You   
     
7. What's Happening   
     
8. I Know My Rider (I Know You Rider)   
     
9. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star   
     
10. Have You Seen Her Face   
     
11. Renaissance Fair (Single Version)   
     
12. Time Between   
     
13. Everybody's Been Burned (Single Version)   
     
14. My Back Pages   
     
15. It Happens Each Day   
     
16. He Was A Friend Of Mine (Live) (mono) (unreleased)   
     
17. Lady Friend (Single Version)  (mono)
     
18. Old John Robertson (Single Version) (mono)   
     
19. Goin' Back   
     
20. Draft Morning   
     
21. Wasn't Born To Follow   
     
22. Tribal Gathering   
     
23. Dolphin's Smile   
     
24. Triad   
     
25. Universal Mind Decoder   

DISC THREE
     
1. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere   
     
2. I Am A Pilgrim   
     
3. The Christian Life   
     
4. You Don't Miss Your Water   
     
5. Hickory Wind   
     
6. One Hundred Years From Now   
     
7. Lazy Days (Alternate Verion)   
     
8. Pretty Polly (Alternate Version)   
     
9. This Wheel's On Fire (Version One)   
     
10. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man   
     
11. Candy   
     
12. Child Of The Universe (Soundtrack Version/Vinyl Source)   
     
13. Pretty Boy Floyd (Live)   
     
14. Buckaroo (Live)   
     
15. King Apathy III (Live)   
     
16. Sing Me Back Home (Live)   
     
17. Lay Lady Lay   
     
18. Oil In My Lamp   
     
19. Tulsa County   
     
20. Jesus Is Just Alright   
     
21. Chestnut Mare   
     
22. Just A Season   
     
23. Kathleen's Song   
     
24. All The Things   

DISC FOUR
     
1. Lover Of The Bayou (Live)   
     
2. Positively 4th Street (Live)   
     
3. Old Blue (Live)   
     
4. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (Live)   
     
5. Ballad Of Easy Rider (Live)   
     
6. You All Look Alike (Live) (unreleased)
     
7. Nashville West (Live) (unreleased) 
     
8. Willin' (Live)   
     
9. Black Mountain Rag (Soldier's Joy) (Live)   
     
10. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Live)  (unreleased) 
     
11. I Trust (Live)   (unreleased)
     
12. Take A Whiff On Me (Live)   
     
13. Glory, Glory   
     
14. Byrdgrass   
     
15. Pale Blue   
     
16. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician   
     
17. Nothin' To It   
     
18. Tiffany Queen   
     
19. Farther Along   
     
20. Bugler   
     
21. Mr. Tambourine Man (Live)  
     
22. Roll Over Beethoven (Live)   
     
23. Full Circle   
     
24. Changing Heart   
     
25. Paths Of Victory

DVD:

1. Mr. Tambourine Man

2. I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better

3. All I Really Want to Do

4. Turn, Turn, Turn

5. It Won't Be Wrong

6. Set You Free This Time

7. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N Roll Star

8. Mr. Tambourine Man

9. Eight Miles High

10. Mr. Spaceman

Note: A collection of released and unreleased tracks. See details in track listing  with USA and UK TV performances.


John York: Arigatou Baby

Original release date: december 2006

Jealous Gun
Roadside Cross
I Can't Find The Moon
She Likes To Shine My Shoes
One Step From Homeless
Angel Dance
Tuesday's Train
We Came For Love
I Know I Will See You
Lady On The Highway
I Want To Go Now
Never Doubt My Love
Down In That Hole
Dandelion
Gypsy Life

The Byrds: Under Review - A Documentary Film

Original Release Date: August 2007 (Double DVD from the UK)

Note:

The Byrds Under Review is a documentary film, which explores in detail the music, career and background of arguably America’s most influential band.

Inventors of folk-rock and country-rock, and with a sizeable investment in what became garage-rock (and ultimately Punk), The Byrds could barely write a song without creating a new genre.

With the aid of many who were there at the time, as either part of the group or close at hand, this 2 DVD set is a celebration of one of Rock N’ Roll’s truly great bands.

Features Include:

Rare and classic performances re-assessed by our panel of experts

Footage and interviews from then and now

Exclusive and extensive contributions from Byrds members John York and Gene Parsons, plus further enlightenment from collaborators such as producer and arrange Van Dyke Parks, LA scenester and Wrecking Crew guitarist Jerry Cole, fiddle player Byron Berline and country guitarist Vern Gosdin

Opinion, review and critique from:

The Byrds esteemed biographer Johnny Rogan; ex-Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis; legendary music historian and author of Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock’s Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, Richie Unterberger and British music journalist and author Nigel Williamson

Seldom seen footage of pre-Byrds collectives

Live and studio recordings of Byrds classics such as ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’,‘I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better’, ‘Eight Miles High’, ‘Mr Spaceman’, ‘So You Want To Be A Rock N’ Roll Star’, ‘Hickory Wind’, ‘Chestnut Mare’ and many others

Extra Features Include Gene Parsons demonstrates his ‘StringBender’ – the guitar effect he invented for Byrd Clarence White

Jerry Cole recalls – tales of Phil Spector, Charles Manson and other LA notables

The John York Page

Full Contributor Biographies

PS: the incidental background music was composed by John York


Susan Perry: Your Center, a Philosophical Exploration for Children

Note: Your Center is an e-book that comes on CD . It is written by Susan Perry and illustrated by Sumi Foley (John York's wife); both friends and Aikido practitioners at Musubi Dojo. Each page is colorfully illustrated and bears only one line of text. It is a book in a scroll format and so it "rolls" from page to page. One has the choice of having the book read by John York (formerly of the Byrds) - Sumi's husband and another Musubi Dojo member


John York: West Coast Revelation

Original Release Date: September 15th, 2007 (download only)

Angels In Trucks

Earth Is Getting Warmer

Flower Girls

Psychedelic

Note: A collaboration with Kim Fowley.  Other tracks currently unknown. Total number of songs is 22. The other songs are not available yet.


Bobby Jameson: Outlaw Song / The Sun Don't Shine In Barrooms

Original Release Date: 2008 (download only)

Outlaw

The Sun Don't Shine In Barrooms

Note: John York plays guitar on these two tracks, recorded in 1980, but never released on vinyl or CD. They are now available from Bobby Jameson's MySpace page..


Barry McGuire & John York - Trippin' The Sixties - The Show Songs Live

Original Release Date: June 2009

Green Green

The Times They Are A-Changin / Blowin' In The Wind

Mr Tambourine Man / Turn Turn Turn

Eve of Destruction

California Dreamin' / Monday, Monday / Creeque Alley

San Francisco

Dolphins

Everybody's Talkin'

Daydream

Hair

Do You Believe In Magic

Green Back Dollar

Joy To The World

Reason To Believe

If I Were A Carpenter

City of New Orleans

Woodstock /Dancin' In The Street

In My Life

Note: live at The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Altadena, California on December 19, 2008 plus a 20 page booklet with stories about the songs and colored photos.


John York - Cameos

Original Release Date: October 2010

Come Back And Take Me

Rainbow

Some Days Even The Birds Sing A Sad Song

Achille's Heel

Ghost Flowers

Note: only available as downloads from John York's website (www.johnyorkmusic.com)


John York: West Coast Revelation

Original Release Date: June 6, 2011

1. Angels and Trucks

2. The Earth is Getting Warmer

3. East Coast Confidential

4. Flower Girls

5. West Coast Revelation #1

6. Psychedelic

7. West Coast Revelation #

8. Movin Out For Years

9. West Coast Revelation #3

10. Picnic In Eternity

11. Silver 60s #1

12. Halfway House

13. Silver 60s #2

14. Laurel Canyon and Topanga

15. Silver 60s #3

16. Rock n Roll Is Another Name For Freedom

17. Hangin Out

18. Queen Of The Blues

19. 21st Century

20. Memories Of Days Gone By

21. Japan And Europe

22. Sayonara

Note: A collaboration with Kim Fowley. 


John York: Fanfare For 2

Original Release Date: February 2012 (GRA Records)

1 Half Moon Bay
2 Lone Wolf, No Club
3 Red, White & Blue
4 Coyote
5 I Feel It Now
6 Sea Of Wine
7 Wasn't That You
8 You Just Love Cocaine
9 Power Of Now
10 Reach Out (I'll Be There)
11 Behind The Scenes
12 Lucky & The Trash Angel
13 Setup for Heartbreak


Carla Olson: Have Harmony, Will Travel

Original Release Date: April 2013 (Continental Coast Records CD 3006))

1 You Can Come Crying To Me
2 Look What You've Done
3 Love's Made A Fool Of You
4 Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)
5 Still Waters
6 She Don't Care About Time *
7 All I Needed Was You
8 First In Line **
9 Stringin' On Me
10 Upon A Painted Ocean **
11 8:05
12 Till The Rivers All Run Dry

Note: An album of Duets. John York plays on track marked * (a Gene Clark song). He sings and plays on both tracks marked **.


Chris Darrow / Max Buda: Island Girl

Original Release Date: May 2013 (Global Recording Artists Records CD GRA 13202)

1. Island Girl Theme 4:42
2. Ukulele Orchestra 4:31
3. Tiki and the Girl 3:30
4. One Step Away From Heaven 4:01
5. Saps at Sea 4:32
6. Tiki's Song 1:54
7. Wipe! 5:17
8. Church 1:54
9. Native Chant 2:50
10. The Storm 5:11
11. Reprise 3:30

Note: John York sings and plays ukulele and acoustic bass.


Notes

Special thanks to Richard Russell who originally created this page.

Thanks to Guy Sidote for information about the rare Museuns period. 

Special Thanks to John York, who checked this discography page and sent us some corrections / deletions.

If you have further information about recordings featuring John York, please e-mail RAOUL VEROLLEMAN at byrdmaniax2003@yahoo.fr

Thanks!

John York reportedly appeared on a record by the Brooklyn Bridge from circa 1963; however, York says he had left New York before the band recorded as Brooklyn Bridge. The band he was in was called 'The Night Riders'; after he left, they teamed up with singer Johnny Maestro and changed their name to Brooklyn Bridge.

There are many additional recordings that include John York. Further information is unavailable at present about these:

Dorsey Burnette (mid-'60s)
Steppenwolf (mid-'60s)
Malvina Reynolds (mid-'60s)
Gib Guilbeau (late '60s)
Life on Earth ('70s)
Joe Hicks (early '80s)
Brenton Wood (early '80s)
Jack Reeves (mid-'90s)
Jo Jo Clark (mid-'90s)
Mark Curry (mid-'90s)
Shawn Jones (mid-'90s)
Bobaphett (mid-'90s)

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