Toni Brown and Terry Garthwaite drawing by Ann Cohen
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rhythm is the universal heartbeat, weaving life in a tapestry of sound
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Joy of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking was a Berkeley-based band of eclectic musicians who made infectious music in the late '60s and early '70s. The sound is rooted in the voices, the songs, the music of its two women members and driven by a propelling, innovative three-man rhythm section.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Jon Carroll described the band as "a remarkable rock and roll band, half ballads and half boogie, with a driving rhythm section fronted by two swell women, Toni Brown (a smart, crafty songwriter who could evoke sentiment without sentimentality) and Terry Garthwaite (who sings like an angel with dirty wings.)


Joy of Cooking album cover
Joy of Cooking (1970): Fritz Kasten, Toni Brown, Terry Garthwaite, David Garthwaite, Ron Wilson

"Back to your heart" CD done and available now. Previously unreleased and live recordings. Available from my product page,, as well as at CD Baby.



  1. love is just a 4-letter word (dylan)
  2. midnight blues
  3. don't forget me, love
  4. sometime
  5. he's comin' home tomorrow
  6. look back
  7. good king
  8. trippet
  9. dream blues
  10. song for silent wings
  11. this old life
  12. how deep the dark
  13. summer fire
  14. i've made up my mind
  15. flying saucer blues
  16. yatata (going away song)
  17. song in blue


  1. bad luck
  2. humpty dumpty
  3. castles
  4. if some god (back to your heart)
  5. dancing coupld
  6. brownsville/mockingbird
  7. laugh, don't laugh


All 3 Joy of Cooking albums are on CD, now available on Acadia Records. You can find them at 


poster collage

To see larger views of some of the posters above, visit Wolfgang's Vaulticon. They sell posters, handbills and other Joy of Cooking concert memorabilia.