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


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Posted on Aug 6, 2011 5:06:22 PM PDT
Hanky Panky... Tommy James
Feelin Alright.... Dave Mason
I'm going Home... Ten Years After
Summer in the City Young Rascals
Summertime Blues...Blue Cheer

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 5:19:52 PM PDT
Gino says:
Gran Torisimo Omologato- 'cause guys like Enzo Ferrari had to build street legal cars as a basis for Formula 1 competition cars. They just took the competition cars and detuned them.
But enough automotive heartbreaks.

Doo wop? Don't wop? Street corner harmonies?
Call Me- Chris Montez
There Goes My Baby- The Drifters
Under the Boardwalk- " "
Up on the Roof- " "

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 8:22:52 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Let's Dance"-Chris Montez
"The Wanderer" Dion...no Belmonts,1961.
"Sugar Shack"-Jimmy Gilmore And The Fireballs
"Johnny Angel"-Shelly Fabares
"Duke Of Earl"-Gene Chandler

We are really doing the early '60's now'
Gino, "There Goes My Baby" is 1959 but got play well into the 1960's.

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 8:31:30 PM PDT
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7 & 7 IS says:
Venus (Shocking Blue)
Unbelievable Guy (Dianne Renay)
Walk On The Wild Side (Elmer Bernstein)/(Jimmy Smith)/(Brook Benton)/(Billy Storm)
Come Back Baby (Bluesology w/Elton John)
The Green Manalishi With The Four Prong Crown (Fleetwood Mac)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 9:15:34 PM PDT
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ED S. says:
Brian Wilson sang on several Jan & Dean songs. Not just background.
But Just how did the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean meet? Jan had a few hits out and were even on American Bandstand. In 1963, Jan & Dean were going to do a concert here in the Los Angeles area. Part of any Jan & Dean concert contract had the promoter of the concert hireing a backing band. The backing band hired was a group The Beach Boys, who just had a song, "Surfin' Safari" charting. Jan and Dean could not fill the required concert time with only three hits and no album, so The Beach boys Sang their several songs. they still fell short of the time so Jan & Dean said that the Beach Boys Should do their set over again as they were the opening act for headliners Jan & Dean. The beach Boys were very flattered and they produced a blistering second set that drove the crowd wild. They became friends for life.
Jan told Brian Wilson that they were going to do surf songs. They had done "Baby Talk", "Heart And Soul", and 'Linda". The studio gave the go ahead for an album based around their latest hit "Linda". Brian gave them "Surf City". Brian sang a doubled lead with Jan, then sang a doubled backing with Dean...not once but twice. The song used two drummers. All The musicians were studio.
Brians father went ballistic about giving this big hit song away. Carl and Dennis were even more ballistic. The Beach Boys were going to record "Surf City".
Brian would also do backing vocals on "Drag City". Double drums again.

The song "Linda" is a cool song. I loved it and still do. It is a song from the 1940's. But there is a strange connection to this song. Very strange. After the song became a hit, sheet music was to be published. They wanted a girl on the cover of the sheet music. A lawyer who represented the owner of the song, "Linda" suggested that his daughter might do a picture for the sheet music. She did, and coincidentaly, her name was Linda...Linda Eastman. The future Linda McCartney.

Go to jan & dean official web site and the info is there written in the first person by Dean Torrence himself.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 9:17:52 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Walk On The Wild Side"-Brook Benton. You stole from me again. I just had not found the right 'grouping' to put him in.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 10:45:49 PM PDT
RE: Remember the "Speed Shop"?

I was into learning about all that stuff, and I remember scatter shields -- that one really jogged my memory, though -- as well as Holleys, Hurst shifters, and tachometers mounted on the steering wheel.....but I remember them from the cars older guys had and ones that picked me up hitchhiking. When you were working at the Texaco station, I was just getting interested in cars but I was at an age where the best we could do was a mini-bike. By '69 I had a Honda 90 but for field riding; I was still too young for a license.

So I missed the heart of the muscle car era as a driver, but I felt connected to it by hanging around it a bit. There were a lot of hot cars in my neighborhood.

As an aside, though I've lived in SoCal for 31 years now, the strip of road where Ryan Dunn wrecked his Porsche and lost his life in June is a little over half a mile from where I grew up. There's a strip of the Rt. 322 bypass just outside of West Chester, PA, a little bit past but very close to Ryan's accident scene, that was a notorious drag racing strip when I was a kid in the late '60's. The neighborhoods were built before they put central air in as a standard thing, so everyone slept in summer with windows open and you could just hear 'em roaring at night. I don't know how they did it night after night because cops obviously knew about it.

Okay, a music list. My five for today:

Neil Young -- Cowgirl in the Sand
John Mayall/Bluesbreakers -- I'm Your Witch Doctor
Fairport Convention -- Tam Lin
Chocolate Watch Band -- I'm Not Like Everybody Else (cover of Kinks song)
Santana -- Jingo

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 12:10:06 AM PDT
This so unfair... I loved so many songs in this era. I am a child of the late sixties so my choices are more toward the end of the decade.
White bird - It's a Beautiful Day
This is the end - The Doors
Cowgirl in the sand - Neil Young
Burn down the mission - Elton John

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 12:16:08 AM PDT
Corrio says:
How can we hang on to a dream- Tim Hardin
Today is the highway- Eric Andersen
Many a mile-Patrick Sky
Pleasures of the harbor - Phil Ochs
For the sake of the song-Townes Van Zandt

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 6:02:54 AM PDT
The Letter - The Box Tops

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 7:01:57 AM PDT
Dean Torrance is one of the falsetto voices, the other being Brian, on Barbara Ann. He was not credited on The Beach Boys Party album but at the end of the song (on the album, the single fades out before this), you can hear Carl say, "Thanks, Dean."

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 7:02:38 AM PDT
Superstition, Harvest and Jessica are from the 70s, not the 60s.

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 7:07:22 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
So is "I Am... I Said" and "I'm Eighteen" (great songs though)

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 7:09:11 AM PDT
Wild One - Martha & the Vandellas
My White Bicycle - Tomorrow
21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
Bootleg - Creedence Clearwater Revival
We Can Talk - The Band

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 7:55:45 AM PDT
summer in the city - lovin spoonful

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 8:09:51 AM PDT
Neil Young-Cinnamon Girl
People Get Ready-Curtis Mayfield
This Old Heart of Mine-Isley Bros
Try a Little Tenderness-Otis Redding
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)-Grateful Dead

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 8:23:07 AM PDT
"Pushin' Too Hard" - The Seeds
"Poor Side of Town" - Johnny Rivers
"I Fought the Law" - Bobby Fuller
"Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum
"Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 8:27:48 AM PDT
Because-The Dave Clark Five
Just Like Romeo And Juliet-The Reflections
The Cheater-Bob Kuban And The Inmen
San Francisco-Scott McKenzie
Julia Dream-Pink Floyd

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 9:30:34 AM PDT
Who Am I..Petula Clark
Color My World....Petula Clark
White Rabbit...Jefferson Airplane

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 12:52:21 PM PDT
Hinch says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_and_Dean#Surf.27s_golden_boys:_1963.E2.80.931964

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 2:25:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2011 2:25:33 PM PDT
ED S. says:
I saw that but thanks anyway.

"Judy's Turn To Cry"-Leslie Gore
"Gimmie Little Sign"-Brenton Wood
"Baby It's You"-Smith
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Die"-BJ Thomas
"Judy In Desguise (With Glasses)"-John Fred And His Playboy Band

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 6:15:20 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
"John,The Revelator,pt.1&2" (Son House)
"Never Argue With A German" (Jefferson Airplane)
"Ministry Of Bag" [Demo] (Jack Bruce)
"Return Of The Spiders {for Gene Vincent} (Alice Cooper)
"Henry Thomas" (Lovin'Spoonful)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 9:37:02 PM PDT
G. T. Arkhew says:
Five more favorites ! Some huge - some weird.

"The Pied Piper" - Crispian St. Peters
"Baby You Come Rollin' 'Cross My Mind" - The Peppermint Trolley Company
"Arizona" - Mark Lindsay
"Mr. Bojangles" - Jerry Jeff Walker
"Elusive Butterfly" - Bob Lind

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2011 10:34:10 PM PDT
Mathew v. August: GT, Did The Peppermint Trolley Company sing the theme to the Banana Splits? I seem to remember their name in the late 60's early 70's when I was a kid. I also liked The Pied Piper when I was a kid. I have heard Mark Lindsay on am and FM radio growing up in New York, I even heard it in Arizona through the 90's on classic rock radio. I never realized how sarcastic Lindsay was about AZ until the 90's when I heard the tune. Arizona is still not that hip nor liberal, but its coming around except for some of their conservative views on immigration. It's been the but of many late night talk show hosts and Saturday Night Live for years. I kind of felt embarrassed to live there at certain times, but there are col people in certain areas of the state.

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 10:54:41 PM PDT
Darling Be Home Soon - The Lovin' Spoonful
Strange Days - The Doors
Triad - David Crosby (Jefferson Airplane version)
Are You Sitting Comfortably - Moody Blues
California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
Simon & Garfunkel - The Dangling Conversation
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Conquistador - Procol Harum
We Used to Know - Jethro Tull
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