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Chicago Rocked the `60's

R. Sobkoviak "DHTML mentor / former radio personality"
 
Colonized! Best of The New Colony Six
Colonized! Best of The New Colony Six
"The NC6...where it all began...this is a good overview, but buy the individual Sundazed albums, too"
Sugar & Spice: A Collection
Sugar & Spice: A Collection
"I waited a long time for this to come out!  In the Summer of `92, I finally got to play some hard-to-find Shames gems on KIOA..."boom...I first saw you in a magazine, I wanna meet you.""
Mercy Mercy Mercy: A Collection
Mercy Mercy Mercy: A Collection
"Horns, horns horns!  Check out the non-hit tracks on their individual albums, too.  A great band to see live."
Dark Sides: The Best of the Shadows of Knight
Dark Sides: The Best of the Shadows of Knight
"Punk music from Chicago's northwest side...this is where punk rock came from."
Ideology
Ideology
"This is how the Ides of March started out...buy this with "Vehicle""
Vehicle
Vehicle
"The package is all in French...it looks like a boot...it's the real thing, and it's most excellent."
Chase
Chase
"Bill Chase and company...."get it on in the morning now"...this is it!"
Spanky & Our Gang - Greatest Hits
Spanky & Our Gang - Greatest Hits
"Elaine "Spanky" McFarland and crew"
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago Transit Authority
"Where it all started for Walt Parazaider's band from the city that works...recently remastered and re-released...sounds wonderful."
Lake Shore Drive
Lake Shore Drive
""There ain't no road just like it, anywhere I've found.  Runnin' south on Lake Shore Drive, headin' into town."  Dig that fiddle & dancin' piano!"
Bend Me, Shape Me: The Best of The American Breed
Bend Me, Shape Me: The Best of The American Breed
"This is a great compilation...nice sound.  Look for their vinyl, too, for more great tunes.  Cicero's finest rock."
Soulin
Soulin
"That's Mr. Rawls...sit up and take notice...this is good stuff!"
Ain't Nothing But a House Part
Ain't Nothing But a House Part
"Buy this disc specifically for the great tunes by The Mob (they wrote most of the Buckinghams' hits)."
Styx I
Styx I
"Rockin' into the `70's...this is when they were still playing area high school proms"
Aorta
Aorta
"A great slice of psychedelia."
Oh Yeah! The Best of Dunwich Records
Oh Yeah! The Best of Dunwich Records
"There are lots of good cuts on here...particularly hard-to-finds include:  The Maud's, Saturday's Children, The Del-Vetts and others"
If You're Ready
If You're Ready
"More of the same from the fine folks at Dunwich...the label that brought you Chicago Rock"
Two Classic Albums from HP Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft/ H.P. Lovecraft II
Two Classic Albums from HP Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft/ H.P. Lovecraft II
"Another slice of psychedelia for the true collector of 1960's Chicago Rock"
Butterfield Blues Band
Butterfield Blues Band
"In Chicago, the rock is colored blue"
Time & Charges / Portraits
Time & Charges / Portraits
"The debut for the Bucks...this album influenced the fledgling bands Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago"
The Quill Records Story
The Quill Records Story
"Check out tunes from Ronnie Rice, who would later join the New Colony Six and the Exceptions, fronted by Peter Cetera, later of the band Chicago"
Chicago Garage Band Greats 1966-'68
Chicago Garage Band Greats 1966-'68
"These are a little more obscure but worth a listen."
Pebbles, Vol. 6: Chicago
Pebbles, Vol. 6: Chicago
"More obscure Chicago-area or Illinois bands (save the Buck's tune)...also look for Pebbles, Vol. 7--has even better tunes on it"
Friendly Strangers: The Warner Bros Recordings
Friendly Strangers: The Warner Bros Recordings
"This is definitely the Ides of March record to have!  It's all of their best in one place."
Mob
Mob
"Last, but not least, The Mob...perhaps the best band from Chicago's 1960's period...this is an absolute must-have"