Wednesday ~ “Wake Me Up In The Morning” ~ Big Brother Ernie Joseph

This band is not associated with the wider known Big Brother Holding Company.

This band consisted of brothers Ernie, Colt & Ruben Orosco all going by different stage names with drummer Steve “D” Dunwoodle. Ernie was the oldest and was a part of prior bands: The Giant Crab & Ernie and the Emperors with different members before joining his brothers in 69′.

On this particular song I get a feel of a bit of “Traffic”. Nice laid back sound.

All the brothers were also multi instrumentalists.

Frankly their vocals and playing among other psychedelic era bands of that time were great and should have been wider known. They definitely held their own and seemed to play and open for some of the best acts of the day but always remained a California cult. Yet still touring today as the Brian Faith Band.

All together they produced 4 albums from 1968-70.

Anyway “Wake Me Up In The Morning” caught my attention with more than a worthy listen and a lot more recognition proving there were a lot of hidden gems.

Lyrics sadly and eerily still fit.

“In this world confusion lies within the hearts and minds..
The headline say’s no peace today with other games to play…”


Written by Ernie Joseph, Cory Colt, R.T. Jet & Bill Holmes.
Released off the 1970 album “Confusion”.

Ernie Joseph (aka Ernie Orosco) – lead vocals, guitar
Cory Colt (aka Cory Orosco) – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Ruben Orosco (aka Ruben the Jet & Brian Faith) – bass
Steve Dunwoodle – drums


Big Brother Ernie Joseph


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