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Cookin' Mama Album Cover - Pyschodelic artwork in gold, deep purple, light blue and orange with a black and white photo of the band

"The Best Unsigned San Francisco Hippie-Era Band...you've never heard of..."

The Brick
In the studio
Back porch Cookin' Mama
Cookin' Mama Album Cover - Pyschodelic artwork in gold, deep purple, light blue and orange with a black and white photo of the band
Cookin' Mama Album preview - Cookin' Mama
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Cookin' Mama

Imagine an unknown band of teenagers in 1972 from a small town in Northern California, who collectively went on to contribute to over 600 albums with some of the biggest artists

in music history.

Names like: Michael Jackson, Li'l Wayne, Beyonce, Gregg Allman, Katy Perry, Jay Z, Sammy Hagar, Asia, Stevie Wonder, REO Speedwagon, Celine Dion, Steve Winwood, Pat Travers, Meat Loaf, Tina Turner, Heart, Jack Bruce, Little Steven van Zandt, Automatic Man, Hughes/Thrall, Ry Cooder, Joe Satriani and Eddie Money, to name just a few.

It's now been just over 50 years since we released our only album, "New Day,"  which we produced, designed, promoted, and distributed without a record company.

We have re-mastered it and changed the title to "Warts and All."

 

So, put on a plaid shirt, stick a flower in your hair,

and take a trip with us back to 1972.

Visit our Store page to download the re-mastered album,

or just click on "Buy The Album" below.

Pat Paul and Tommy at the console image

Pat, Paul and Tommy @ "The Church" recording studio - 1972

About Us

Between 1969 - 1972, “Cookin’ Mama” performed and recorded their original music in the musically thriving San Francisco Bay Area.  Led by Pat Thrall, Tommy Thompson, and Paul Hahn, the band played shows at San Francisco’s Fillmore West, The Family Dog, Keystone Korner, & The Matrix, as well as at, The Lion's Share, Mandrakes, The Longbranch, Babylon, The New Monk, The New Orleans House, and other classic Bay Area venues.  Sharing the stage with the likes of: Boz Scaggs, Big Brother & the Holding Co., John Lee Hooker, Tower of Power, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Robben Ford, Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show, Bill Champlin, Mike Finnegan, and a host of others.

At the time, none of them could have ever imagined in their teen-aged minds that this particular musical chrysalis of young musicians would actually end up being one of the major launching pads for their later accomplishments in the music world.

After the band broke up in ’72, lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/bassist/drummer/producer/engineer Pat Thrall went on to perform and/or record with a large number of heavy hitters in the music industry. This partial list includes: Michael Jackson, Steve Winwood, Bono, The Pat Travers Band, Beyonce, Asia, Tina Turner, Little Steven van Zandt, Jack Bruce & Meatloaf. Thrall also received 3 Grammy Nominations, as well as being awarded "Best New Talent" in 1980 by Guitar Player magazine.  All of which testify to his musicianship and creativity. 

 

          (Read more in detail about Pat , as well as the rest of the band membersvia the Read more About Us link below.)

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