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5 Favorite Songs Of The 1960's...No Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Or The Who, Pleeze


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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 6:06:45 PM PDT
ED S. says:
I want to buy some of those European and South American 45's with the picture sleeves. I have always liked her look and her two radio songs. But it was not untill today that I fully realised what a big international star she was...everywhere but the United States. Kinda like Kylie Minogue is.

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 6:07:39 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Cara Mia"-Jay And The Americans..."I'll be your love 'till the end-of-tiiiiiiiime"
"5 O'clock World"-The Vogues..."In my 5 o'clock word when the whistle blows, no one own a piece of my time"
"The Rain, the Park & Other Things"-The Cowsills..."I love the flower girl, oh I don't know just why, she simply caught my eye"
"The Pata Pata Song"-Miriam Mekeba...can't speak the language
"Green Tamborine"-Lemon Pipers..."Drop your silver in my tamborine, help a poor man fill his pretty dream"

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 6:07:46 PM PDT
How about some early British invasion:

You're No Good - Swinging Blue Jeans
You're My World - Cilla Black
Wishin' & Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
Go Now - Moody Blues
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry & the Pacemakers

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 6:22:31 PM PDT
Now for some early 60's, pre-British Invasion hits:

Runaway - Del Shannon
Ruby Baby - Dion
Crying - Roy Orbison
Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee
Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 7:07:52 PM PDT
1. Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
2. Mississippi Queen Mountain
3. Proud Mary CCR
4. Crossroads Cream
5. Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 8:34:52 PM PDT
Harry says:
1) Piece Of My Heart {Janis Joplin}
2)Fire {The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown}
3 Kick Out The Jams {MC Five}
4 Born On The Bayou {CCR}
5 East Side Story {Bob Seger}
These are some of my favorites from them 60's, I was sent to Vietnam in '68 and the music of those yrs has very special meaning to me, I was laying on top of a bunker listening to AFVN radio when I first heard Janis Joplin singing Piece of My Heart, the 1st time I heard it I thought the singer was a young guy with a very high and raspy vioce, I didn't find out it was a girl until I got home. The Bob Seger song I listed may have been a regional hit from my area (Detroit) but it was the 2nd song that I heard that had a FAT FUZZ TONE effect (the other being Satisfaction) and as a budding musician (I was 17 in 1967) The Fuzz was the 1st Stomp Box I bought with my own money. Check out the Arthur Brown song Fire on Youtube and tell me where you think Alice Cooper got his idea for his make-up..... also check out Bob Segers' east Side Story, it has that distict 60's Rock Groove and was the song that broke Bob (musically). As a Singer I also liked The Hollies (Bus Stop, Carrie Ann) The Turtles (Elenor, Happy Together) and Beau Brummels (Just A Little, Laugh Laugh). The 2 lead singers from The Turtles (Flo and Eddie) joined Frank Zappa and The Mothers in the late 60's as Floresent Leach & Eddie. I also must not forget to mention the Great Texas Blu-Eyed-Soul- Brother and most entertaining Showman of the era..... the incomparable Roy Head. Someone mentioned Talk Talk... now that was one HEAVY tune... I mean HEAVY, again... it had that Thick Fat Fuzz lick as the Hook.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 8:47:57 PM PDT
ED S. says:
I Mentioned "Talk Talk". And yes it IS still heavy. It could probably be released today and everybody would think it was a modern tune.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 9:17:23 PM PDT
Harry says:
1) Fire {The Crazy World of Athur Brown)
2) Kick Out The Jams {MC Five}
3) Piece Of My Heart {do I have to tell you}
4) White Rabbit { Jefferson Airplane}
5) In-A-Gada-Da-Vida {Iron Butterfly}
I have so many favorites that I got all wound up trying to write them down... I changed my mind so many times I got tired of backspacing and re-typing so I settled on these... I must post this now or I'll start changing it again... Someone listed Talk Talk in their favorites and I started thinking about it and added it to mine at one point but this is it.......... I STOP NOW.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 2:11:57 PM PDT
Mathew V. August: Great list! It's as if you have raided my cd collection. I am a huge Buffalo Springfield fan. Like a lot of people I own their greatest hits collection. Do you own their box set? I was considering purchasing it someday soon. I think Rhino put it out years ago. I have The Rascles 2 disc greatest hits which is excellent. I am from Long Island originally and have have been a big fan since the age of 5 or 6. I got to see Gary Brooker live with Ringo Starr back in the mid 90's and he blew me away. I got into Procol Harem kind of late in my life, late teens early 20's. Thanks to movies like The Big Chill I have discovered a lot of great 60's music like that. I own that tune on a Brittish Invasion cd compilation called Britz Blitz manufactured by Silver Eagle Records back in the late 80's. A great collection, recorded mostly in mono. Not a lot of remastering back then, a great collection just the same, worth getting if it's in print still.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 2:37:24 PM PDT
Mathew V. August: Great list of tunes there! I have been a fan of these bands in my childhood or early teens. Martha and The vandellas is my favorite girl group from Motown. I love all Brittish invasion tunes. Freddie and The Dreamers and Herman's Hermits were two of my favs from that time. I think I have liked the Tremolos since the age of 5, although I only know that song, the same with We Five's You Were On My Mind. Lulu To Sir With Love is one of my all time favorite tunes. I hear that she is still performing today, and still has a great voice today, and performs in England as well.

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 2:42:49 PM PDT
Shining Star says:
1. People Get Ready - The Impressions
2. A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
3. The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. We're A Winner - The Impressions
5. Gypsy Woman - The Impressions

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 2:50:54 PM PDT
I'm in a Different World - The Four Tops
You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave
Social End Product - The Bluestars (sounds like The Sex Pistols 10 years before there was such a band)
Break It All - Los Shakers (Uruguay's answer to the Beatles)
Words Enough to Tell You - The Mascots (an absolute 2 minute gem from Sweden)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 2:54:30 PM PDT
Mathew V. August: I still prefer Paul Simon's version of the 59th Street Bridge Song better than Harper Bizarre's version, which was a bigger hit I think. Have Simon and garfunkel ever recorded the song live? I never knew that Red Rubber Ball was written by Simon it's one of my favorite tunes. The Cyrcle always reminded me of the band who recorded Western Union by The 5 Americans I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 3:12:25 PM PDT
Mathew V. August: Cool 60's psychadelia! I think Wear Your Love Like Heaven is one of Donovan's best and prettiest tunes. I think it is underrated. Along with Catch The Wind which I think was more popular along with Jennifer Juniper. I love See Emily Play. It was my favorite Syd barrett Floyd tune. I still love Status Quo. They are so underrated here in the US. I have the Count 5 tune on a Nuggets collection from Rhino records, I love that label. I like Blue Cheer but never have heard Out Of Focus,maybe I will check that tune out somewhere on line if possible.

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 3:31:59 PM PDT
Killer Joe-Rocky Fellers
Good Times-Gene Chandler
I'm Alive- Johnny Thunders
Keep Searchin-Del Shannon
Dawn-Four Seasons

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 3:50:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2011 3:59:48 PM PDT
Dee Zee says:
Funny Freak Parade - Ultimate Spinach
They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Haa - Napoleon XIV
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbinson
Mr. Blue - Clear Light
The Wind Cries Mary - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 3:56:22 PM PDT
A. Vernon says:
Great thread! I'll even give you five one-hit wonders:

Hey Baby -- Bruce Channel
Keep on Dancing -- Gentrys
Come on Down to My Boat -- Every Mother's Son
Green Tambourine -- Lemon Pipers
Polk Salad Annie -- Tony Joe White (love this voice)

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 4:09:35 PM PDT
Bahbow says:
Just five! Let's try it.

The End - The Doors
Lies - The Knickerbockers
The Pusher - Steppenwolf
The Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Maudie - The Animals
With apologies to Canned Heat!!!!!

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 4:12:46 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Daddy Rollin' (Dion)
Mama Told Me Not To Come (Eric Burdon)
If You Wanna Be A Bird (Holy Modal Rounders)
Grand Coulee Dam (Bob Dylan & The Band)
Until It's Time For You To Go (Buffy Sainte~Marie)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 4:19:23 PM PDT
zlh67 says:
"I'm A Man" - The Yardbirds
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - The Animals
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" - James Brown
"I Get Around" - The Beach Boys
"For What It's Worth" - Buffalo Springfield

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 4:40:41 PM PDT
Just My Imagination - Temptations
Younger Generation - Lovin Spoonful ( really anything by The Spoonful )
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
I've Been Lovin You To Long - Otis Reeding
Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
I have at least 1oo more, I hate these lists, lol

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 5:02:56 PM PDT
Deli Babe says:
Gee Whiz, Carla Thomas
Try a Little Tenderness, Otis Redding
Hold me,Thrill me, Kiss me, Mel Carter
Fly Me to the Moon, Frank Sinatra
Ain't too proud to beg, Temptations

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 5:21:05 PM PDT
Great list.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 5:23:06 PM PDT
Deli Babe says:
Thanks

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 5:45:27 PM PDT
Aint gonna eat out my heart anymore - Young Rascals
My Cherie Amore - Stevie Wonder
Don't Talk To Strangers - Beau Brummels
Tired of Waiting - The Kinks
Him or me - Paul Revere and the Raiders
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