Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s that are not from "rock and roll" bands - no Beatles, Stones, Who, etc.
Up Up and Away!
|by Anonymous||reply 600||October 26, 2021 2:11 PM|
I used to play this 45 from my parents' record collection all the time when I was a kid. It was so dramatic to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||August 15, 2021 5:28 PM|
[quote]that are not from "rock and roll" bands - no Beatles, Stones, Who, etc.
in other words - keep it GAY!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||August 15, 2021 5:32 PM|
[quote]Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s
"discuss" yours first, OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||August 15, 2021 5:33 PM|
California Dreaming and Monday, Monday by The Mamas and The Papas.
These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra.
Respect and Chain Of Fools by The Queen Aretha.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||August 15, 2021 5:34 PM|
This recording of "The Girl from Ipanema."
|by Anonymous||reply 5||August 15, 2021 5:35 PM|
Theme from Valley Of The Dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||August 15, 2021 5:41 PM|
[quote]Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s that are not from "rock and roll" bands
Actually compared to everything else being played on top-40 radio in the 1960s, "rock and roll" didn't have such a big presence.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||August 15, 2021 5:58 PM|
Although perhaps more of a 70s band than a 60s, this some came out in 1969. Terry Kath is amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||August 15, 2021 6:34 PM|
More Today Than Yesterday
|by Anonymous||reply 9||August 15, 2021 6:35 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||August 15, 2021 6:39 PM|
You’re My World
|by Anonymous||reply 11||August 15, 2021 6:40 PM|
I would totally do some of these guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||August 15, 2021 6:40 PM|
I want to taste young Herb Albert.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||August 15, 2021 6:43 PM|
I love the dancing in that video R10. Of course, if we saw that today, we should blame it on bad meth.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||August 15, 2021 6:44 PM|
Grazin' in the Grass, from 1968. But, it needs more cowbell.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||August 15, 2021 6:47 PM|
My poems are soft green.
My poems are also flaming crimson.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||August 15, 2021 6:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||August 15, 2021 6:50 PM|
Where does Lou Christie's body hair end and the vest begin?
Truly awesome back-up dancers.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||August 15, 2021 6:50 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||August 15, 2021 6:53 PM|
Phil Spector notwithstanding, I love Be My Baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||August 15, 2021 6:54 PM|
The Guess Who - Undun (1969)
Performed here in the 70s:
|by Anonymous||reply 21||August 15, 2021 6:55 PM|
This is from 1970 but feels more 60s
|by Anonymous||reply 22||August 15, 2021 6:58 PM|
Positively 4th Street
|by Anonymous||reply 23||August 15, 2021 6:58 PM|
I’ll Try Anything!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||August 15, 2021 6:58 PM|
Sunshine pop from 1968, “I Found Love” by update NY band The Free Design.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||August 15, 2021 6:59 PM|
I know I'll get mocked for this one, but what the Hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||August 15, 2021 7:01 PM|
J'adore Miss Rita Pavone!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||August 15, 2021 7:03 PM|
Discovered this gem after watching the UK series “Gameface”.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||August 15, 2021 7:03 PM|
It happened to me and it can happen to you!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||August 15, 2021 7:06 PM|
Fuck that bitch Judy
|by Anonymous||reply 30||August 15, 2021 7:08 PM|
I have a huge playlist full of this stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||August 15, 2021 7:09 PM|
The song I hear in my head after every good kiss
|by Anonymous||reply 32||August 15, 2021 7:12 PM|
Something about the vibe of "A Town Without Pity" is very compelling.
It's kind of corny by today's standards, but it has this menacing undertone I love.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||August 15, 2021 7:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||August 15, 2021 8:30 PM|
Searchin' in the sun for another (over) load.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||August 15, 2021 8:34 PM|
Burt Bacharach and Hal David might have been canceled if this song came out today.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||August 15, 2021 8:39 PM|
Love Is Blue
|by Anonymous||reply 37||August 15, 2021 8:43 PM|
The Beach Boys
|by Anonymous||reply 38||August 15, 2021 8:45 PM|
She met him at the candy store. He turned around and smiled at her. You get the picture?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||August 15, 2021 8:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||August 15, 2021 8:48 PM|
I Will Follow Him.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||August 15, 2021 8:50 PM|
Da Doo Ron Ron
|by Anonymous||reply 42||August 15, 2021 8:52 PM|
If we're going to consider the Beach Boys...
|by Anonymous||reply 43||August 15, 2021 8:55 PM|
R16 true story: When I was a kid, I asked my older brother what they were singing, and he said, with batting an eye, "One ton of mayo. Just give me one ton of mayo."
And, I believed him!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||August 15, 2021 9:04 PM|
Spanky And Our Gang's "Like To Get To Know You." I've just found out about this group.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||August 15, 2021 9:05 PM|
Keeping it gay...
|by Anonymous||reply 46||August 15, 2021 9:09 PM|
Happy Together, The Turtles.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||August 15, 2021 9:09 PM|
Gerry & the Pacemakers
|by Anonymous||reply 48||August 15, 2021 9:12 PM|
Band of Gold, Freda Payne
|by Anonymous||reply 49||August 15, 2021 9:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||August 15, 2021 9:17 PM|
Hey Baby just missed the top 10 in 1967.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||August 15, 2021 9:18 PM|
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, Jimmy Ruffin.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||August 15, 2021 9:20 PM|
R30, for me, the the quintessential Lesley Gore song was You Don’t Own Me.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||August 15, 2021 9:21 PM|
If the Beach Boys are allowed, this is my favorite
|by Anonymous||reply 54||August 15, 2021 9:22 PM|
Take A Letter Maria
|by Anonymous||reply 55||August 15, 2021 9:23 PM|
River Man-Nick Drake
|by Anonymous||reply 56||August 15, 2021 9:25 PM|
The Cowsills. I’m impressed that they’re singing and playing live and the little girl with the tambourine is impressive!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||August 15, 2021 9:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||August 15, 2021 9:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||August 15, 2021 9:28 PM|
When Sidney Poitier asks you to stay after class...
|by Anonymous||reply 60||August 15, 2021 9:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||August 15, 2021 9:30 PM|
Lay Lady Lay--Dylan
|by Anonymous||reply 62||August 15, 2021 9:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||August 15, 2021 9:32 PM|
Up on the Roof, sung by the Drifters, written by King and Goffon.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||August 15, 2021 9:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||August 15, 2021 9:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||August 15, 2021 9:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||August 15, 2021 9:41 PM|
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" - Shirelles
|by Anonymous||reply 68||August 15, 2021 9:41 PM|
Can't leave out the Ronettes.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||August 15, 2021 9:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 70||August 15, 2021 9:43 PM|
Never My Love, The Association. Link to Sullivan show performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||August 15, 2021 9:44 PM|
Bettye Swann - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
|by Anonymous||reply 72||August 15, 2021 9:45 PM|
The Seekers, “I’ll Never Find Another You”.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||August 15, 2021 10:43 PM|
Let's go for Georgy Girl by the Seekers with Judith's unforgettable solo line in her extraordinary voice, "You're always window-shopping but never stopping to buy."
|by Anonymous||reply 74||August 15, 2021 10:50 PM|
Young-Holt Unlimited, “Soulful Strut”.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||August 15, 2021 10:50 PM|
Laura Nyro, “Stoney End”.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||August 15, 2021 10:54 PM|
"Comment te dire adieu"
Sous aucun prétexte, Je ne veux Avoir de réflexes, Malheureux Il faut que tu m'expliques, Un peu mieux Comment te dire adieu Mon cœur de silex Vite prend feu Ton cœur de pyrex Résiste au feu Je suis bien perplexe, Je ne veux Me résoudre aux adieux
Je sais bien qu'un ex amour n'a pas de chance, ou si peu Mais pour moi un explication voudrait mieux
Sous aucun prétexte Je ne veux Devant toi surexposer mes yeux Derrière un kleenex Je saurais mieux Comment te dire adieu Comment te dire adieu
Tu as mis à l'index nos nuits blanches, nos matins gris-bleu Mais pour moi une explication voudrait mieux Sous aucun prétexte, Je ne veux Devant toi surexposer mes yeux Derrière un kleenex Je saurai mieux Comment te dire adieu Comment te dire adieu Comment te dire adieu
|by Anonymous||reply 77||August 15, 2021 11:13 PM|
My Mom would make fun of the accent in "Georgy Girl," exaggerating the "gull" when she said it.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||August 15, 2021 11:23 PM|
Just to be different, let's add one old-fashioned crooner ballad:
Walk Away, Matt Monro.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||August 15, 2021 11:33 PM|
It is amazing to me to hear the songs from the beginning of the 60s ("My girlfriend is so pretty at the school dance.!") and then the songs from the end of that decade ("Tune in, turn on, drop out").
Was there ever another decade where music changed this much over so short a period of time?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||August 15, 2021 11:46 PM|
My name is Peaches!!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||August 15, 2021 11:50 PM|
Can't hear this one without dancing
|by Anonymous||reply 82||August 15, 2021 11:54 PM|
Noel Harrison, “The Windmills of Your Mind”.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||August 15, 2021 11:55 PM|
The original dance craze. TikTok could never.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||August 15, 2021 11:57 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 85||August 16, 2021 12:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||August 16, 2021 12:06 AM|
The drummer for the association (shirtless one in back) was smoking hot back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||August 16, 2021 12:11 AM|
R12, Jesus, you're right. I've always liked that song but never thought to check out the video. The second guy from the left and the drummer are hot stuff. Gap-toothed boy looks like he could be a freak in the sack.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||August 16, 2021 12:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||August 16, 2021 12:17 AM|
In Dreams and Crying by Roy Orbison.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||August 16, 2021 12:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||August 16, 2021 12:22 AM|
Everything by the Tijuana Brass. I'm a sucker for a great trumpet!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||August 16, 2021 12:25 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||August 16, 2021 12:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 94||August 16, 2021 12:29 AM|
I like this version better than Miss Warwick’s
|by Anonymous||reply 95||August 16, 2021 12:32 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||August 16, 2021 12:32 AM|
The Box Tops - The Letter!
This is TRUELY what we were listening to in 1967. A little Beatles now and then, but the Fifth Dimension and the BOX TOPS!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||August 16, 2021 12:34 AM|
this is my song-petula clark
don't let the sun catching you crying... gerry and the pacemakers
over you-gary pucket and the union gap
the end of the world-skeeter davis
I wanna be free-the monkees
warmth of the sun-the beach boys
you've lost that lovin feeling and soul and inspiration-the righteous brothers
|by Anonymous||reply 98||August 16, 2021 12:35 AM|
Released in 1969
|by Anonymous||reply 99||August 16, 2021 12:36 AM|
Gary Pucket and the Union Gap were PERVS
|by Anonymous||reply 100||August 16, 2021 12:37 AM|
Here’s a lesser known version of an all time classic song
|by Anonymous||reply 101||August 16, 2021 12:39 AM|
First released in 1969
|by Anonymous||reply 102||August 16, 2021 12:40 AM|
R97 Joe Cocker did The Letter much better later on.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||August 16, 2021 12:41 AM|
From when air travel was glamorous
|by Anonymous||reply 104||August 16, 2021 12:43 AM|
I've bookmarked this page and the next time I get a little tipsy I'm going to watch every one of these videos. I always thought that in the 1960s you could separate the pop bands from the rockers by how they dressed: pop stars wore suits and ties. Especially if they wanted to get on the Ed Sullivan Show!
R48, that song -- man, that song. So wistful and sad and nostalgic. I grew up a million miles from Merseyside but that song really clinches a certain time and place. And their Liverpudlian accents really come through on that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||August 16, 2021 12:45 AM|
This chick got around
|by Anonymous||reply 106||August 16, 2021 12:45 AM|
[quote] Gary Pucket and the Union Gap were PERVS
Well at least creepy Gary had sense enough to know that his taste for young girls was "way outta line"!
That sick fuck Neil Diamond on the other hand BRAZENLY crooned " Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon' as he deflowered his teenagers. SMH
|by Anonymous||reply 107||August 16, 2021 12:47 AM|
This is darling to me. The orchestration and the vocals just downright meld together wonderfully because of Dusty Springfield's innate sense of rhythm.
Dusty Springfield was a very versatile artist and pop was just one of many genres she did very well.
I dig Dusty!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||August 16, 2021 12:47 AM|
Funny you should link a Left Banke song, OP. I've always adored Pretty Ballerina by Left Banke. Something haunting about that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||August 16, 2021 12:48 AM|
"Baby Workout" by Jackie Wilson is one of the few songs that give me an instant adrenaline rush.
I prefer the original studio version to this live version, but this is worth it to watch him perform.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||August 16, 2021 12:51 AM|
Tina Turner, "River Deep, Mountain High".
|by Anonymous||reply 111||August 16, 2021 12:53 AM|
Lou Christie - handsome man, great singer.....and packing!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||August 16, 2021 12:54 AM|
R101 Love that version. It made me weep the first time I heard it.
Different, but captured the melancholy and longing of the original in its way.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||August 16, 2021 12:58 AM|
Your OP's Fifth Dimension song, plus "Georgy Girl," "Hey Jude," "Wichita Lineman," "Love Is Blue," "Winchester Cathedral," "What's New Pussycat?", and "Someday We'll Be Together."
|by Anonymous||reply 114||August 16, 2021 12:59 AM|
With correct use of the subjunctive mood, yet: very Datalounger's secret anthem.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||August 16, 2021 1:01 AM|
Tony Hatch's 'Call Me' was most famously recorded by Petula Clark & Trini Lopez but ALL the name singers (from Sarah Vaughan to Sinatra) took a crack at it. My favorite versions are by Joanie Sommers, Brenda Lee & The 101 Strings Orchestra.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||August 16, 2021 1:01 AM|
Not her biggest hit but VERY much sixties
|by Anonymous||reply 117||August 16, 2021 1:03 AM|
All the more impressive given that Linda Scott wrote this and performed this herself... with the world's oldest back-up vocals.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||August 16, 2021 1:03 AM|
No one's gettin' fat except Mama Cass
|by Anonymous||reply 119||August 16, 2021 1:04 AM|
For those of you who liked the Dells and love that R&B/pop sound, please fall down the lovely rabbit hole that is the work of Charles Stepney.
He produced a number of artists - Minnie Riperton, Rotary Connection, early Earth Wind and Fire, Deniece Williams ("Free") and more.
Always elegant and complex but with a soulful vibe. He died entirely too young.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||August 16, 2021 1:04 AM|
Look what I found!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||August 16, 2021 1:05 AM|
Please briefly excuse the 70s cut, but it's another Charles Stepney tune.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||August 16, 2021 1:05 AM|
Originally used in cigarette ads....
|by Anonymous||reply 123||August 16, 2021 1:07 AM|
Nowadays you'd never find Four Tops
|by Anonymous||reply 124||August 16, 2021 1:07 AM|
'Mr. Dieingly Sad' by The Critters is hauntingly beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||August 16, 2021 1:11 AM|
It was the 3rd of June...
|by Anonymous||reply 126||August 16, 2021 1:12 AM|
My favorite Supremes' song, "Back in My Arms Again"
|by Anonymous||reply 127||August 16, 2021 1:12 AM|
Come for Art Garfunkel's beautiful voice, stay for his uncomfortable eye contact.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||August 16, 2021 1:14 AM|
"Children and Flowers," by the Critters, who were from my hometown. Among other places in NJ and NY, they played at the Jewish country club across the street from my Catholic high school.
Sadly, this Jackie DeShannon tune never made to the 77-WABC charts, as their "Mr. Dieingly Sad" did.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||August 16, 2021 1:17 AM|
Children and Flowers
|by Anonymous||reply 130||August 16, 2021 1:17 AM|
Pet's second big hit over here
|by Anonymous||reply 131||August 16, 2021 1:19 AM|
"Steve's Song" - the Blues Project
|by Anonymous||reply 132||August 16, 2021 1:23 AM|
I big hit for Dusty in the UK but not even released as a single over here
|by Anonymous||reply 133||August 16, 2021 1:24 AM|
Can't believe that this brilliant and talented man only lived 26 years...
|by Anonymous||reply 134||August 16, 2021 1:24 AM|
"The Hurdy Gurdy Man" - Donovan
|by Anonymous||reply 135||August 16, 2021 1:28 AM|
One thing I notice is on all of these clips from the Ed Sullivan show is that the stage decoration is amazing, as is the lighting and camera work. They obviously had the top people and budget in those fields and it shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||August 16, 2021 1:28 AM|
Written by Kui Lee, who was dying of cancer when he wrote it.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||August 16, 2021 1:32 AM|
Surprised it hasn't been added yet, another King and Goffon hit with that brilliant piano opening you can never forget:
One Fine Day, The Chiffons
|by Anonymous||reply 138||August 16, 2021 1:36 AM|
A song written in the 40s and performed in the 60s provided us with the gayest moment in television history.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||August 16, 2021 1:40 AM|
I still love this one!
|by Anonymous||reply 140||August 16, 2021 1:41 AM|
"He's So Fine" - the Chiffons
|by Anonymous||reply 141||August 16, 2021 1:41 AM|
Carole King's live concert version of One Fine Day is stunning in the energy and enthusiasm she brings to her song.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||August 16, 2021 1:43 AM|
r69 And "Be My Baby" begat "Don't Worry Baby."
|by Anonymous||reply 143||August 16, 2021 1:44 AM|
Spanky & Our Gang - "Sunday Will Never Be The Same"
|by Anonymous||reply 144||August 16, 2021 1:50 AM|
I still love this, but it seems like a lot of people don’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||August 16, 2021 1:51 AM|
I saw Petula Clark in Sunset Boulevard. She was fabulous!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||August 16, 2021 1:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 147||August 16, 2021 1:53 AM|
I found "Where Did Out Love Go?" every bit as remarkable as "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and bought every Supremes single, and some of their LPs.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||August 16, 2021 1:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 149||August 16, 2021 1:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||August 16, 2021 1:58 AM|
Detroit Soul Singer, Bettye LaVette's original 1969 recording of 'He Made A Woman Out Of Me' is SUBLIME! Bobbie Gentry remade it and had some success with it on the Country charts but for my money Miss LaVette's recording is peerless.
Slow burning & funky Southern Soul that tells the story of a woman making the best of a rough, backwoods deflowering (rape).
|by Anonymous||reply 151||August 16, 2021 1:59 AM|
Inspired by R93.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||August 16, 2021 2:00 AM|
Think what the future would be with a poor boy like me
|by Anonymous||reply 153||August 16, 2021 2:03 AM|
"Let's Hang On" and "C'mon Marianne" by the Four Seasons
"I Hear A Symphony" by the Supremes
"MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
"Runaround Sue" by Dion
"Yesterday When I Was Young" by Roy Clark
"Classical Gas" by Mason Williams
"Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dusty Springfield
|by Anonymous||reply 154||August 16, 2021 2:19 AM|
What could be more Sixties than Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66? Particularly their version of Fool on a Hill.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||August 16, 2021 2:27 AM|
Anything by Laura Nyro - although at the time (late 60s when I was barely an infant) I only knew her music from the covers by the 5th dimension, Blood Sweat and Tears and others. Eli Coming, When I die, Wedding Bell Blues, and many others - all written before she was 25.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||August 16, 2021 2:29 AM|
I adore Dionne Warwick's jazzed-up rendition of 'Wives And Lovers' just as much as Jack Jones' hit version.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||August 16, 2021 2:30 AM|
Leonard Cohen, “So Long, Marianne”.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||August 16, 2021 2:30 AM|
I love Jazz singer Pat Thomas' Bacharach/David/Warwick-like version of the song 'I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face'. It was later recorded by Dusty Springfield & Baby Washington in a more typical Pop/R&B fashion but I prefer Pat's reading the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||August 16, 2021 2:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||August 16, 2021 2:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 161||August 16, 2021 2:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 162||August 16, 2021 2:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 163||August 16, 2021 2:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||August 16, 2021 3:05 AM|
Surprisingly, this was by a one-hit wonder band.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||August 16, 2021 3:06 AM|
Song released November 1969
|by Anonymous||reply 166||August 16, 2021 3:16 AM|
i'm surprised Bert Kaempfert never had a retrospective / comeback / used in a Tarantino film , etc
"Strangers in the Night" (with words by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder), was originally recorded as part of his score for the 1966 film A Man Could Get Killed. It became a #1 hit for Frank Sinatra in 1966. This was followed a year later with another hit for Sinatra, "The World We Knew (Over and Over)". "Wooden Heart", sung by Elvis Presley in the film G.I. Blues was a hit in 1961. Joe Dowell's cover of "Wooden Heart" became a big hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 28, 1961. Kaempfert arranged this traditional German folk song for the Presley movie. His instrumental "Moon Over Naples", when given words by Snyder, became "Spanish Eyes", originally a hit for Al Martino and also recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, Presley, and many others. "Danke Schoen", with words added by Kurt Schwabach and Milt Gabler, became Wayne Newton's signature song. "L-O-V-E", with words added by Milt Gabler, was a hit for Nat King Cole. "Almost There", which reached No. 67 on the U.S. charts but No. 2 on the U.K. charts, was recorded by Andy Williams. His 1962 movie theme from the film 90 Minuten nach Mitternacht (Terror After Midnight), with lyrics added by Herb Rehbein and Joe Seneca, became a pop ballad called "Love After Midnight", recorded by both Patti Page (1964) and Jack Jones (1966). A jazzier number called "A Swingin' Safari" was the theme tune for the long-running TV game show The Match Game, used on the NBC version from 1962 to 1967. The composer received credit for the theme ("Music by Bert Kaempfert"). Another 1962 single, "That Happy Feeling", became well known as background music for children's television programming, most notably that of Sandy Becker on his daily WNEW-TV (now WNYW) show in New York between 1963 and 1967. The LP entitled A Swingin' Safari was heavily influenced by South African kwela style music, containing versions of "Zambesi", "Wimoweh", "Skokiaan", and "Afrikaan Beat", as well as the title track. Many of the tracks were later used in the film An Elephant Called Slowly (1969). "Tahitian Sunset" was sampled extensively by the lo-fi dance artists Lemon Jelly as their track "In the Bath".
uh, you get the idea.... .
|by Anonymous||reply 167||August 16, 2021 3:22 AM|
'Wonderful Summer' by Robin Ward makes me sad (thinking about boyhood crushes) and happy at the same time.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||August 16, 2021 3:25 AM|
My theme song when I was young and stupid...I mean naive
|by Anonymous||reply 169||August 16, 2021 3:26 AM|
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 all the way!
|by Anonymous||reply 170||August 16, 2021 3:27 AM|
I wasn't born until 1983, but this song has been used to great camp and other effect many times since. It's kind of creepy and wonderful. Falls within OP's perimeters. Leiber and Stoller bitch. 1969.
Such a variety of great music all at once. I guess the sixties really were a musical explosion.
Of course to me, Motown dominates it all. AND lives on. But I am not posting them - out of respect for the category.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||August 16, 2021 3:34 AM|
R24 I love that one. I recently stumbled on a French-Canadian version:
|by Anonymous||reply 172||August 16, 2021 3:39 AM|
The Monkees, “Sometime In The Morning”.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||August 16, 2021 3:56 AM|
The original 1964 version of That Lady by the Isley Brothers. They reworked it in 1973 and it became a hit. The original version is much different:
|by Anonymous||reply 174||August 16, 2021 4:13 AM|
Pop and Showtunes #1
|by Anonymous||reply 175||August 16, 2021 4:19 AM|
Pop and Showtunes #2
|by Anonymous||reply 176||August 16, 2021 4:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 177||August 16, 2021 4:46 AM|
Girl don’t come
|by Anonymous||reply 178||August 16, 2021 4:48 AM|
"Tell It Like It is" - Aaron Neville
|by Anonymous||reply 179||August 16, 2021 5:11 AM|
Oh, yeah, Baby! H. S. Class of '67 here!
|by Anonymous||reply 180||August 16, 2021 5:54 AM|
In 1967, ten years before Samantha Sang hit worldwide with the Bee Gees-penned 'Emotion', she was performing as Cheryl Gray in her home country of Australia. Her first major hit there was the excellent Tony Hatch-penned, Petula Clark-ish 'You Made Me What I Am'.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||August 16, 2021 6:04 AM|
"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers (1965)
|by Anonymous||reply 182||August 16, 2021 7:02 AM|
"Different Drum" by The Stone Poneys, ft. Linda Ronstadt
|by Anonymous||reply 183||August 16, 2021 7:04 AM|
The Theme From "Casino Royale", by Burt Bacharach (1967)
|by Anonymous||reply 184||August 16, 2021 7:11 AM|
The Theme From "A Man And A Woman", by Francis Lai (1966)
|by Anonymous||reply 185||August 16, 2021 7:15 AM|
"Both Sides Now" by Judy Collins (1967)
I prefer this to Joni Mitchell's first release, and love it as a bookend to Joni's 2000 orchestral version.
I have so many 1960s favorites, because my parents raised us on all of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||August 16, 2021 7:20 AM|
The End of The World.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||August 16, 2021 12:59 PM|
Friends of Distinction that *other* black vocal group that was not the Fifth Dimension
Grazing in the Grass. My friends and I tried to duplicate the vocal and found it impossible.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||August 16, 2021 1:22 PM|
The YOUNG Rascals, soon to be known as The Rascals, 1966. My mother thought they had something to do with the Little Rascals.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||August 16, 2021 1:27 PM|
Another classic 60s song which hasn't made the list yet:
A Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum
|by Anonymous||reply 190||August 16, 2021 1:42 PM|
[quote]Another classic 60s song which hasn't made the list yet:
That's because the OP specifically requested songs NOT by rock bands.
Procol Harum is definitely a rock band.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||August 16, 2021 2:09 PM|
R191 Given the classical music influence in the song itself and its heavy organ sound I don't categorize A Whiter Shade of Pale as representative of 60s rock. More sui generis, as we say.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||August 16, 2021 2:40 PM|
James Burton, "Polk Salad Annie"
|by Anonymous||reply 193||August 16, 2021 2:55 PM|
This song was so sophisticated!
Of course, I grew up in a hayseed little town
|by Anonymous||reply 194||August 16, 2021 3:51 PM|
Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s that are not from "rock and roll" bands - no Beatles, Stones, Who, etc.
Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s that are not from "rock and roll" bands - no Beatles, Stones, Who, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||August 16, 2021 4:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 196||August 16, 2021 4:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 197||August 16, 2021 5:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 198||August 16, 2021 5:16 PM|
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
|by Anonymous||reply 199||August 16, 2021 5:19 PM|
Used in the movie “Election”.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||August 16, 2021 5:22 PM|
Since I Fell For You
|by Anonymous||reply 201||August 16, 2021 5:24 PM|
There are also some guilty pleasures. Pineapple Princess by Annette Funicello!
|by Anonymous||reply 202||August 16, 2021 5:26 PM|
Alone Again Or
|by Anonymous||reply 203||August 16, 2021 5:30 PM|
Red Rubber Ball
|by Anonymous||reply 204||August 16, 2021 5:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 205||August 16, 2021 5:33 PM|
A World Without Love
|by Anonymous||reply 206||August 16, 2021 5:35 PM|
Sonny Bono had an exciting, drum & percussion heavy arranging style that sadly has been overlooked. I love his production on this early Cher single, 'Dream Baby'.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||August 16, 2021 7:07 PM|
^ I think this Sonny & Cher/Cher thing should be dumped into another thread. How about one named Sonny & Cher/Cher songs that I love?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||August 16, 2021 7:12 PM|
By the time I get to Phoenix and Gentle on my mind-Glen Campbell
If you've got leavin on your mind-Patsy Cline
|by Anonymous||reply 209||August 16, 2021 7:17 PM|
R208 I only posted 1 Cher track. And this thread is about 1960s Pop, is it not?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||August 16, 2021 7:19 PM|
[quote] Discuss your favorite pop songs from the 1960s that are not from "rock and roll" bands - no Beatles, Stones, Who, etc.
OP & R195, that gets a little tricky. At one point Neil Diamond, Petula Clark, Tom Jones, The Monkees, Brenda Lee, etc were considered "Rock And Roll"! LOL. Sometime during the 1980s most of those easy to digest offerings from the 60s got chucked into the generic " Oldies" category.
At first I interpreted OPs guidelines to mean, No Rock Groups at all and was going to follow those guidelines. But recordings like 'Like To Get To Know You' by Spanky And Our Gang and 'Mr. Dieingly Sad' by The Critters are pure Pop!
I'd like to know what OP thinks about this. Until then I'll simply avoid The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Small Faces, Steppenwolf and similar groups like they requested.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||August 16, 2021 8:03 PM|
Anything by The Searchers, The Hollies and Smokey and the Miracles.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||August 16, 2021 8:18 PM|
'The Cheater' by Bob Kuban & The In-Men is an old favorite. [The hunky lead singer of the group, Wally Scott was murdered in the 1980s by his wife's lover. The lover also murdered his own wife just prior to that. The whole saga was explained on an episode of Forensic Files that frequently airs on the HLN network.]
|by Anonymous||reply 213||August 16, 2021 8:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 214||August 16, 2021 9:17 PM|
At least this thread isn't full of Barbara Bullshit Streizand or Lindy bed hop Ronstadt. UGH. Eldergay music.
Cher is nobodies favorite music. Not with the voice she had in the 1960s, that for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||August 16, 2021 9:32 PM|
I drove my father crazy playing "Baby Love" on repeat the day I bought it (October, 1964).
|by Anonymous||reply 216||August 17, 2021 12:21 AM|
Dusty sings Jimmy Webb.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||August 17, 2021 12:22 AM|
"When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)" - the Beach Boys. The line "Will I look for the same things in a woman that I dig in a girl?" helped me understand that I was going to be a different kind of man. I loved the countdown at the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||August 17, 2021 12:24 AM|
R215 is bitter and needs a hug.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||August 17, 2021 12:25 AM|
This song by Cher was one of her best so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||August 17, 2021 12:27 AM|
Five year old me would play this over and over. You felt Diana's heartbreak.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||August 17, 2021 12:32 AM|
Verdelle Smith - "Tar and Cement"
Verdelle Smith was an oddity in the early 60's music scene: a black female folk singer. Predictably, she wasn't that successful, but she did manage one minor hit with this English-language version of a popular Italian tune. The song tells a sad story of leaving your beautiful small town to make your way in the big city, always dreaming of one day returning, then finally returning and realizing everything you were missing all those years is all gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||August 17, 2021 12:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 223||August 17, 2021 12:48 AM|
Over 200 posts and no Peter, Paul and Mary yet. How could that be.
So many songs to choose from. If I Had a Hammer by Seeger and Hays is their sound at its best. From the opening chords you know this could only be Peter, Paul and Mary.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||August 17, 2021 1:07 AM|
It was a simpler time.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||August 17, 2021 2:21 AM|
I heard Peter and Paul hated each other, and couldn't satisfy Mary.
Wow, I just got the Christianiaty of their name.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||August 17, 2021 2:24 AM|
R214, OK Cher. But she was more managed than talented right. That is why her career went to shit after she divorced Sonny.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||August 17, 2021 2:30 AM|
Cher is just a giant bag of nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||August 17, 2021 2:30 AM|
Gary Lewis & The Playboys' hits may be a little corny but they make me happy. ❤❤❤
|by Anonymous||reply 229||August 17, 2021 3:04 AM|
Cher is ok. In her place. Near naked in the 1970s. Not singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||August 17, 2021 4:02 AM|
What's a Matter, Baby produced by Phil Spector. Gay revenge anthem. Oh, snap!
|by Anonymous||reply 231||August 17, 2021 5:08 AM|
He'd sing with Bono, Garland, Aretha, Amy Winehouse, kd lang, Carrie Underwood, Mariah, Norah Jones, Faith Hill, Natalie Cole, Celine and Gaga. But it all began in San Francisco....
|by Anonymous||reply 232||August 17, 2021 5:38 AM|
We could float amonst the stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||August 17, 2021 7:33 AM|
Way up in the air. In my beautiful balloon
|by Anonymous||reply 234||August 17, 2021 7:35 AM|
If this doesn't take you back. Another iconic sound from the 60s:
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair), Scott McKenzie
|by Anonymous||reply 235||August 17, 2021 8:07 AM|
Do instrumental movie themes count?
A Summer Place.
Is Paris Burning.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||August 17, 2021 10:39 AM|
Huge hit in 1968.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||August 17, 2021 11:55 AM|
Another big 1968 hit
His career was killed by his huge collection of kiddy porn.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||August 17, 2021 11:58 AM|
What was it about 1968?!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||August 17, 2021 12:00 PM|
Marvin Gaye... enough said..
|by Anonymous||reply 240||August 17, 2021 12:07 PM|
R238…I didn’t know that…wow.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||August 17, 2021 12:23 PM|
He was a perv who got away with it, that's why you don't know about it, R241. As I remember, he was actually caught molesting kids.
[quote]At least this thread isn't full of Barbara Bullshit Streizand or Lindy bed hop Ronstadt. UGH. Eldergay music.
But R215, Streizand was young and a big big hit in the 1960s, you couldn't get away from her. Here she is singing one of her popular songs on TV in 1965.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||August 17, 2021 12:53 PM|
^ Yes, I know this song was originated by Fanny Brice, but Babs had a record of it and the song is associated with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||August 17, 2021 1:12 PM|
I can't get beyond r1. That lead singer twink is packing huge! WHET him?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||August 17, 2021 1:42 PM|
Dusty's FB page posted this just this morning.
Holy fuck, she lands this so perfectly.
SING OUT LOUISE!
|by Anonymous||reply 245||August 17, 2021 1:49 PM|
R244 it does look promising but that video is so old and blurry it's hard to tell
|by Anonymous||reply 246||August 17, 2021 1:51 PM|
The sizemeat was so huge it had to be blurred whenever filmed, it appears.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||August 17, 2021 1:52 PM|
Green Onions—not to be confused with Fried Green Tomatoes:
|by Anonymous||reply 248||August 17, 2021 1:56 PM|
Stop posting Walk Away Renee videos, it reminds me of Renee Richards.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||August 17, 2021 1:58 PM|
R242 I Wondered how long until somebody mentioned that whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||August 17, 2021 1:58 PM|
"Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" by Norma Tanega. Obscure Bay Area folk singer early 60's. Always loved this song. She also did that odd "You're Dead" song you hear at the beginning of the "What We Do in the Shadows" TV show.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||August 17, 2021 2:11 PM|
She's mostly known for being Dusty Springfield's girlfriend for a few years, R251.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||August 17, 2021 2:13 PM|
Love you all for posting your songs! 💋💋
|by Anonymous||reply 253||August 17, 2021 2:26 PM|
One of my favorites! "Baby I'm Yours"
|by Anonymous||reply 254||August 17, 2021 2:53 PM|
R204 that is the gayest song of the entire decade!
|by Anonymous||reply 255||August 17, 2021 3:11 PM|
R244 Steve Martin Caro. He was performing until a few years ago but died last year at 71.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||August 17, 2021 3:43 PM|
Ewwww r242, gross. How was he able to avoid jail time?
Another favorite of mine:
|by Anonymous||reply 257||August 17, 2021 3:48 PM|
Good song for driving
|by Anonymous||reply 258||August 17, 2021 5:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 259||August 17, 2021 5:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 260||August 17, 2021 5:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 261||August 17, 2021 5:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 262||August 17, 2021 5:18 PM|
All of the songs on The Fifth Dimension's second album, the Magic Garden, were composed by the great songwriter Jimmy Webb, except one (Ticket to Ride by Lennon/McCartney).
|by Anonymous||reply 263||August 17, 2021 5:27 PM|
Those blind links make it impossible to quickly search and see whether a song's already been included here.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||August 17, 2021 5:29 PM|
But if it's a Youtube video, the song's title appears in the preview, and becomes searchable on the page, once this site loads the preview.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||August 17, 2021 6:18 PM|
But the title doesn't show for those of us who speed scrolling by disabling previews.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||August 17, 2021 9:58 PM|
Were there no Asians in the 60s???? What a whitewash!
|by Anonymous||reply 267||August 17, 2021 9:59 PM|
R267 The late Larry Ramos of The Association was of Filipino descent.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||August 17, 2021 10:22 PM|
If you want to read a list of song titles, then go to wikipedia R266. Google pop songs from the sixties? It amazes me than no one listens to any of the music posted on the endless DL music threads. Old white men just jerking off to their musical memories. Scrolling and trolling. Fucking weird. I was not born until the mid eighties, so I have listened to about half of the songs posted here. Most are pretty bad.
The Nanci Griffith thread otoh, is full of gems. I started a playlist.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||August 17, 2021 10:27 PM|
[quote]Were there no Asians in the 60s???? What a whitewash!
Just off the top of my head:
|by Anonymous||reply 270||August 17, 2021 11:06 PM|
It always amazes me that trolls here keep wasting their time reading and then posting on threads that hold no interest for them. Almost like they're looking for something to grouch about.
My advice to them would be to listen to Dionne Warwick. And Walk on By.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||August 17, 2021 11:06 PM|
Sukiyaki, a big hit by Kyu Sakamoto in 1963.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||August 17, 2021 11:19 PM|
Sukiyaki sung in GERMAN by two brothers who were called The Blue Diamonds
|by Anonymous||reply 273||August 17, 2021 11:26 PM|
The Seekers with the wonderful Judith Durham.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||August 17, 2021 11:27 PM|
Listening to her sing Waltzing Mathilda almost makes you wish you were Australian.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||August 17, 2021 11:36 PM|
Re Asians in 60's pop, Norma Tanega (already mentioned above with "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" was half Filipina, half Panamanian.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||August 18, 2021 1:08 AM|
Remember those two HUGE hits of 1969...."Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies and "In The Year 2525" by Zager and Evans? I forget which one was the number one song of the year.
Other songs from 69 that I liked: "Easy To Be Hard" by Three Dog Night and "Quentin's Theme" from the soap Dark Shadows.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||August 18, 2021 3:02 AM|
I like the ROLLING STONES. THREE DOG NIGHT?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||August 18, 2021 3:08 AM|
R277 check out the soundtrack to Zodiac. It has a great lineup of songs from around 1969.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||August 18, 2021 3:16 AM|
Time to relax with some pure soothing comfort music. If this doesn't do it, nothing will.
Stranger on the Shore, Acker Bilk
|by Anonymous||reply 280||August 18, 2021 3:30 AM|
Brenda Lee I’m sorry
|by Anonymous||reply 281||August 18, 2021 3:44 AM|
No, I’M SORRY!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||August 18, 2021 3:46 AM|
As. Long. As. He. Needs. Me.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||August 18, 2021 3:47 AM|
Live for Life - Jack Jones
|by Anonymous||reply 284||August 18, 2021 4:55 AM|
See You In September
|by Anonymous||reply 285||August 18, 2021 4:57 AM|
A lot of people aren't aware that Janis Joplin (along with Big Brother and the Holding Company) wasn't the first person to record 'Piece Of My Heart'. The original recording was released by (Aretha's older sister) Erma Franklin in 1967 and was a Top 10 R&B for her. Been a personal favorite of mine for several years. t's a wonderful song regardless of who's singing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||August 18, 2021 5:07 AM|
You Were On My Mind
|by Anonymous||reply 287||August 18, 2021 5:10 AM|
The Lettermen - Goin Out of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
|by Anonymous||reply 288||August 18, 2021 5:16 AM|
Janis Joplin also sang Rodgers and Hart. Girl had some taste. Passionate, painful and beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||August 18, 2021 5:43 AM|
In 1968, years before her worldwide hit with Dame Elton John, Kiki Dee released an EXQUISITE taste of Psychedelic Pop titled 'On A Magic Carpet Ride'. (Not to be confused with Steppenwolf).
Originally intended as a B-Side, since then the song has (RIGHTFULLY) gained a cult following among online listeners and The British Northern Soul scene. Enjoy!
|by Anonymous||reply 290||August 18, 2021 6:01 AM|
The sound of the future - Limitless possibilities!
Telstar by The Tornadoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||August 18, 2021 1:04 PM|
For our UK posters
|by Anonymous||reply 292||August 18, 2021 1:08 PM|
Almost 300 replies and no mention of the delicate stylings of Mrs. Elva Miller?
|by Anonymous||reply 293||August 18, 2021 1:23 PM|
First heard this in a movie called SHATTERED with Tom Berenger and Greta Scacchi. Have loved it ever since.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||August 18, 2021 2:13 PM|
[quote]Remember those two HUGE hits of 1969...."Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies and "In The Year 2525" by Zager and Evans? I forget which one was the number one song of the year.
For the year 1969, the top record was The Age of Aquarius by The Fifth Dimension. I know because I sent away for the WABC radio top song list for that year. Even at age 13, I couldn't believe a dumb CARTOON show based on the Archie comics would have a hit record, Sugar Sugar, an equally dumb song. In The Year 2525 was one of those one hit wonder songs, played a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||August 18, 2021 2:15 PM|
r295, here are the 77 WABC-AM All-American and Silver Dollar Surveys from 1960 to 1982.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||August 18, 2021 2:17 PM|
Big hit and one of my top favorites from the first years I listened to music radio:
|by Anonymous||reply 297||August 18, 2021 2:17 PM|
My Mom made fun of the way they sang it as "Georgy Gull."
|by Anonymous||reply 298||August 18, 2021 2:20 PM|
My favorite cover of a Beatles song
|by Anonymous||reply 299||August 18, 2021 2:28 PM|
R295 That's the WABC chart.
Billboard is usually considered the definitive chart.
"Sugar Sugar" is listed at #1 with Let the Sunshine In at #2 - the 2525 song is way down in the twenties somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||August 18, 2021 2:36 PM|
A huge seller in 1962 and still my go-to Christmas record.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||August 18, 2021 2:36 PM|
Come out to the meadow, Jean
|by Anonymous||reply 302||August 18, 2021 2:40 PM|
He also did a version of.....
|by Anonymous||reply 303||August 18, 2021 2:41 PM|
[quote] Let the Sunshine In at #2
The record is a medley of two songs from Hair, is AQUARIUS/Let the Sunshine In.
There were at least two music trade publications that put out Top 100 lists, one was Billboard, one was CASHBOX.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||August 18, 2021 2:47 PM|
I prefer the Raquel Welch version
|by Anonymous||reply 305||August 18, 2021 2:53 PM|
[quote] There were at least two music trade publications that put out Top 100 lists, one was Billboard, one was CASHBOX.
Industry figures, radio DJs and record store owners would say that the definitive list was Billboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||August 18, 2021 3:17 PM|
Not in 1969, R306.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||August 18, 2021 3:26 PM|
Another heartaching memory:
Sealed with a Kiss, Bryan Hyland.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||August 18, 2021 3:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 309||August 18, 2021 3:34 PM|
Manha De Carnaval. I like most versions of the song but Astrud’s is probably my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||August 18, 2021 5:19 PM|
I Will Wait For You- Matt Monro
|by Anonymous||reply 311||August 18, 2021 5:22 PM|
[Quote]Marvin Gaye... enough said..
How about Marvin Gaye singing in German?!
(It's that language's version of "How Sweet It Is.")
|by Anonymous||reply 312||August 18, 2021 5:43 PM|
[I'm gonna cheat a little because this recording was released in 1970. But everyone knows that the first few years of any decade are pretty much extensions of the previous decade before everyone figures out what direction we're going to go in. LOL.]
In 1970 Connie Stevens recorded the original version of 'Betcha By Golly Wow' as 'Keep Growing Strong'. An excellent & overlooked recording that was overshadowed later in the decade by both the hit version by The Stylistics and the sultry Jazz-Soul version by Norman Connors & Phyllis Hyman.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||August 18, 2021 9:10 PM|
And the flip side to R313 was just as good. A Nancy Sinatra-like bit of danceable Pop called 'Tick-Tock'.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||August 18, 2021 9:13 PM|
My favorite song that applies to me as the object of desire.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||August 18, 2021 9:20 PM|
I've been enjoying the catalog of (The Other) Nancy Wilson for the past several months. What a singer! Everything she ever recorded was fantastic & expertly arranged, especially her Jazz, Songbook & 60s Pop offerings.
She had a big Pop hit in the Late 60s, telling it like it is on the tune 'Face It Girl, It's Over'.
"Does he have to draw you pictures? Does he have to spell-it-out? Face it Gurl, IT'S OVER!"
|by Anonymous||reply 316||August 18, 2021 9:50 PM|
LOVE me some Nancy.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||August 18, 2021 9:56 PM|
Carmen McRae HATED Nancy Wilson for the above ^
|by Anonymous||reply 318||August 18, 2021 9:58 PM|
Patti Drew's 'The Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man' is an old favorite. It was written by the same person as 'Face It Girl, It's Over', with the intention that Nancy Wilson would sing it as well. When Miss Wilson declined, it was handed to handed to her label-mate Chicago Pop/Soul songstress Patti Drew.
I love EVERYTHING about this recording, from the subtle get explosive arrangement to the excellent lyrics to Miss Drew's sensitive & heartfelt singing. Bravo!
|by Anonymous||reply 319||August 18, 2021 10:00 PM|
'Tell Him' was one of Patti Drew's two big hits and another favorite of mine.
The other hit was a cover of Neil Sedaka's 'Workin' On A Groovy Thing' that predated the hit version by The 5th Dimension.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||August 18, 2021 10:12 PM|
Even the beer commercials had a beat you could dance to.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||August 18, 2021 10:13 PM|
R318, Carman MacRae is a legend. I get it. But I've never heard a song by her that I didn't feel was sung better elsewhere. To say she had stiff competition would be an understatement.
Unfortunately for Miss MacRae she was recording at the same time as Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day, June Christy, Dakota Staton, Ernestine Anderson, Betty Carter, Abby Lincoln, Gloria Lynne, Chris Connor & countless other Jazz songtresses. When compared to those other ladies, (IMO) there isn't a seat at the table for Miss MacRae....🤐
|by Anonymous||reply 322||August 18, 2021 10:27 PM|
[quote] Were there no Asians in the 60s???? What a whitewash!
R267, she's more Pop in the Great American Songbook/Jazz/Broadway sense but Pat Suzuki is one of my personal favorites. It's CRIMINAL that she was given more recording opportunities!!!
That damn YouTube removed my favorite recording from Miss Suzuki (a gorgeous rendition of Duke Ellington's 'I Didn't Know About You') but here's 'Cheek To Cheek' from same 1960 LP.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||August 18, 2021 10:43 PM|
Grazin' in the Grass by The Friends of Distinction. Can you dig it?
|by Anonymous||reply 324||August 18, 2021 11:01 PM|
In 1964, we were Dancing in the Street with Martha and the Vandellas.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||August 18, 2021 11:10 PM|
Someone who's never mentioned anymore is Esther Phillips. She was a somebody in the 1960s, and a favorite of The Beatles (who she mentions in the beginning of the clip.)
|by Anonymous||reply 326||August 18, 2021 11:23 PM|
R326, Esther had some Disco hits in the 70s as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||August 18, 2021 11:32 PM|
I was born in 1966, and one of the few things I remember from the first 3-4 years of my life is this song playing all day every day; to me, it's the quintessential 60s sound:
|by Anonymous||reply 328||August 18, 2021 11:38 PM|
r313: Thats amazing - the opposite of the usual practice of white performers stealing from black ones. Connie does a good job but there is no question that the Stylistics did much the superior version.
Poor Connie - she has such a light voice she might be the white LaToya Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||August 19, 2021 12:10 AM|
Before the Hollies, before Linda Ronstadt, Doris Troy brought us "Just One Look."
|by Anonymous||reply 330||August 19, 2021 12:17 AM|
R329, Writer/Producer Thom Bell said Bell Records (which was a subdivision of Columbia) didn't have much faith in Connie Stevens or the song. They felt that the title 'Betcha By Golly Wow' was too reminiscent of the cheesy Teenage Pop from the 50s and Early 60s and had no place in what was happening in mainstream music in 1970. So they requested the title change to 'Keep Growing Strong' and released it with no promotion.
Both Connie and The Stylistics' versions have fantastic arrangements/orchestrations but I must say that I love the rendition by Norman Connors & Phyllis Hyman the best. They really took the song to a jazzy/sultry place that wasn't expected. And Phyllis' vocals are just beyond words. But again, I love all 3 versions.
BTW, your vocal comparison of Connie Stevens to LaToya Jackson is a fair one. No one would accuse either one of them of being great singers, but both have incredibly girlish/sexy tones to their voices. And for the record (like Connie) Latoya Jackson shockingly has some EXCELLENT recordings in her catalog! But that's another topic & discussion altogether........
|by Anonymous||reply 331||August 19, 2021 12:40 AM|
We've done that, R324.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||August 19, 2021 12:55 AM|
The IMO totally under-rated Grass Roots.
"Midnight Confessions", a 60s song lip-synched (badly) by Rob and Warren in the early 70s, both apparently totally stoned out of their minds. Gad, I love this song and LOVE this video.
RIP Rob Grill.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||August 19, 2021 12:56 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 334||August 19, 2021 12:57 AM|
This is such a fun little bop.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||August 19, 2021 12:59 AM|
Original lineup for The Grass Roots. (Creed Bratton from The Office on Guitar).
"Let's Live for Today"
|by Anonymous||reply 336||August 19, 2021 1:09 AM|
... and before any historians 'Oh Dear's me, I know it's not the original-original lineup of the Grass Roots, but it is the line-up after Rob Grill became lead and they started hitting the charts.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||August 19, 2021 1:17 AM|
Any songs the drive-in theaters played on the speakers in the 1960s, while we kids played on the playground before the movies started.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||August 19, 2021 1:25 AM|
R18, Lou Christie posed for an "artistic" photographer. Here is one shot. He presented full-frontal during this shoot. Some of those nudes have made the rounds on the internet, but I can't find them. He was reportedly very well hung, with a thick Mediterranean bush. His real name was Luigi Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, we shouldn't be surprised.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||August 19, 2021 1:33 AM|
I was attempting to stay away from Rock, but I think that this falls more under the Pop/Rock category and not the Heavy Rock that the OP wanted to steer clear of. 'Time Won't Let Me' by The Outsiders will ALWAYS be a jam.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||August 19, 2021 1:36 AM|
Wikipedia has a page that features Billboard's top 100 year songs for each year. Here is 1969's list. You can scroll down to the bottom of the page to link to any year's top 100 songs.
The problem is, I cannot choose one particular song for the 60s. Looking at the lists, my mind can hear so many of them vividly. It's overwhelming. They all link me to my childhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||August 19, 2021 1:40 AM|
The song 'Groovy Kind Of Love' was first recorded in early 1965 by an obscure Lounge duo named Diane & Annita. The duo had worked with bandleader (and Mamie Van Doren's ex) Ray Anthony in Vegas for years.
Sometime in the Spring or Summer of 1965, Atlantic Records had Patti LaBelle & The BlueBelles record it as the B side to the group's version of 'Over The Rainbow' (a Judy Garland classic that has since became a Patti LaBelle staple).
The group The Mindbenders didn't record their hit version of the song until December 1965 and it became one of the biggest hits of 1966. And of course Phil Collins made it a hit all over again in the 90s.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||August 19, 2021 2:01 AM|
Here's the original 1963 recording of Linda Ronstadt’s 'You're No Good' by Dionne's sister Dee Dee Warwick. Several other R&B artists went on to record it throughout that decade including Betty Everett (who had a minor R&B hit with it) and The Ikettes.
Dee Dee Warwick had an amazing career when you think about it. Not only was she a top session singer on COUNTLESS 60s & 70s hits of every genre, but also had a successful solo career with a handful of her own hits. Not only that, but the woman also recorded the ORIGINAL/FIRST RECORDINGS of not only 'You're No Good' but also 'Time Is On My Side' (hit version by The Rolling Stones) and 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me' (hit version by The Supremes & The Temptations)! It's almost unreal.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||August 19, 2021 2:28 AM|
The voice! The groove! Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
|by Anonymous||reply 344||August 19, 2021 2:45 AM|
DL pop fave! 1,2, 3 it's so easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||August 19, 2021 2:47 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 346||August 19, 2021 2:52 AM|
Jonny Rivers - Secret Agent Man. This guy had a few great hits. You all know his voice, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 347||August 19, 2021 2:58 AM|
Simply ethereal. Beautiful words. Bob Lind. Elusive Butterfly of Love. The strings are gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||August 19, 2021 3:01 AM|
Believe it or not, Lind is apparently one of the creators of the "Bat Boy" from the Weekly world News.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||August 19, 2021 3:17 AM|
I've absolutely LOVED the song 'Someone To Talk To' by (British session singers) The Breakaways since hearing it in the movie "Darling" years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||August 19, 2021 3:21 AM|
Here's the party scene from the 1965 film "Darling" with a different version of 'Someone To Talk To' by The Breakaways.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||August 19, 2021 3:24 AM|
Well, if you guys really want Asian singers we have to go to Asia. Not sure of the year, but here's Mona Fong -- later wife of Run Run Shaw -- singing the swinging Tonight's Pleasure.
What a smile she had.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||August 19, 2021 3:25 AM|
Out in the Streets
|by Anonymous||reply 353||August 19, 2021 3:25 AM|
I love Mona Fong!
|by Anonymous||reply 354||August 19, 2021 3:27 AM|
She was so lovely
|by Anonymous||reply 355||August 19, 2021 3:29 AM|
R354 Me too!
|by Anonymous||reply 356||August 19, 2021 3:30 AM|
She's no Pat Suzuki.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||August 19, 2021 3:41 AM|
It’s.nice to see lovely oriental faces on this thread! When Asian Eyes Are Smiling!
|by Anonymous||reply 358||August 19, 2021 3:50 AM|
R322 exactly how I feel about everything I've ever heard from Macrae. She was always pleasant and competent but someone else always had a better version.
R331 yes! Phyllis' vocals on the Connors version are flawless. Hearing that song changed my life.
And Lou Christie. What a fine piece of ass. Wish I could have explored that fine eyetalian sausage of his back in the day!
|by Anonymous||reply 359||August 19, 2021 4:13 AM|
José Feliciano - Light My Fire
|by Anonymous||reply 360||August 19, 2021 4:18 AM|
Spencer Davis Group, "Gimme Some Lovin" with a teenage Steve Winwood singing lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||August 19, 2021 4:26 AM|
Rick Nelson - For You (1963). He was no longer "Ricky" at this point
|by Anonymous||reply 362||August 19, 2021 4:37 AM|
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)
|by Anonymous||reply 363||August 19, 2021 6:51 AM|
R340 - obscure fact about "Time Won't Let Me" - the lead singer on that song also sang lead on one of my favorite ballads of the 70's - "Precious and Few" by Climax.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||August 19, 2021 12:15 PM|
I've really had enough of these sixties singers who have their vocals double tracked, even TRIPLE tracked to make them sound better. The Ricky Nelson thing posted by R362 sounds quadruple tracked.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||August 19, 2021 2:30 PM|
R365 But many singers of the era used back-up singers that weren't credited. Isn't Rick just being his own back-up singer?
|by Anonymous||reply 366||August 19, 2021 4:06 PM|
R365 sounds like it was recorded in a hallway
|by Anonymous||reply 367||August 19, 2021 4:18 PM|
The Carpenters used layered tracking to achieve some brilliant harmonies. This is an interesting demonstration of how it was done.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||August 19, 2021 4:22 PM|
Dusty Springfield used to go to the ladies loo or the stairwell at Phillips' studios in London to achieve the sound she wanted.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||August 19, 2021 4:23 PM|
It sounds like a lot of echo or reverb applied to the lead vocal, and then an additional harmony vocal track on the line "yes baby for you". You can usually tell when it's a double tracked lead vocal because you can hear spots where they don't line up perfectly.
That super-heavy echo was a thing in the early 60's, especially in America. The American versions of the early Beatles albums were remastered and slathered in reverb for reasons unknown. The Capitol Records producer who did it, Dave Dexter, is seen as one of the notorious villains in the Beatles story because of it.
Ricky Nelson was a good, not great, singer. He was certainly capable of delivering an acceptable lead vocal on "For You", which isn't a challenging song to sing. I think in this particular case he was just placed in the hands of a mediocre producer. As a teen idol, he was seen more as a product than as an artist, so nobody really cared at the time anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||August 19, 2021 4:44 PM|
r370 More about Dave Dexter:
|by Anonymous||reply 371||August 19, 2021 4:52 PM|
Given the suitcase stereo I played my early Beatles albums on, I doubt I noticed Dave Dexter's reverb.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||August 19, 2021 5:32 PM|
[quote]I've really had enough of these sixties singers who have their vocals double tracked, even TRIPLE tracked to make them sound better. The Ricky Nelson thing posted by [R362] sounds quadruple tracked.
You have to understand the context.
It was a way give a "stereo" feel to mono. It created a depth that sounded new. Same with Phil Spector's wall-of-sound.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||August 19, 2021 5:32 PM|
[quote]I think in this particular case he was just placed in the hands of a mediocre producer. , it was
No, it was all very well considered.
We were listening to this stuff of tiny cheap transistor radios and record players with needles on vinyl.
That reverb and layered vocals gave them a richer, fuller sound. And yeah, it does sound corny today.
Hard to believe but the first true stereo Beatles album was Abby Road. 1969.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||August 19, 2021 5:39 PM|
We'll Start the Party Again
|by Anonymous||reply 375||August 19, 2021 5:42 PM|
There was indeed a time when pop music was tuned to sound just right on tinny cheap transistor radios.
So to really appreciate the 60s songs in this thread, get yourself a tinny cheap transistor radio.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||August 19, 2021 6:02 PM|
All the early Beatles vocals were double tracked, and Paul McCartney uses it to this day.
Apparently it was invented for Les Paul and Mary Ford. Here she's one person singing into a mic and she sounds like four - four of exactly the same voice. Duplicate tracks combined.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||August 19, 2021 6:59 PM|
R376 They say that about Motown's '60s music.
[Quote]All were part of what was known as the Motown Sound — great melodies, lots of tambourines and hand clapping, blaring horns, interplay between the lead singer and his or her backup vocalists, driving bass lines and foot-slapping drum parts. [Bold]It’s said that the sound was shaped by what one could expect to hear on a car or transistor radio.[/bold] To that end, Motown’s chief engineer Mike McClain built a tinny-sounding radio and tested each piece of music on it before it was released.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||August 19, 2021 7:07 PM|
From 1966 - Sonny by Bobby Hebb. The tale behind this song is quite sad, but I love the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||August 19, 2021 7:15 PM|
Music production is a bit like slaughtering: best you just enjoy the end result and not think too hard about how it got there.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||August 19, 2021 7:26 PM|
Go on, Miss R378 with those RECEIPTS!
|by Anonymous||reply 381||August 19, 2021 9:33 PM|
R377 That is gorgeous. 1951. They were innovators, ahead of their time, giving pop music an electronic sound.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||August 19, 2021 9:45 PM|
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears- the entire first album by the Mamas & the Papas
|by Anonymous||reply 383||August 19, 2021 9:49 PM|
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 (1967) by Diana Ross & The Supremes:
|by Anonymous||reply 384||August 19, 2021 9:51 PM|
[quote]She's no Pat Suzuki.
How odd. R357, that's apparently the same Pat Suzuki who played Topazia, one of the 'Tropis' in 𝐒𝐤𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐝𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 (1970). It's been decades since I've seen it, but I think Topazia was supposed to have been impregnated by a human, either Burt Reynolds or Roger C. Carmel, it was never clear to me which of them did it.
𝐒𝐤𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐝𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 is finally getting a Blu Ray release on September 21, 2021.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||August 19, 2021 10:14 PM|
Lynn Kellogg's recording of 'Easy To Be Hard' from the US Original Broadway Cast recording is just as good as Three Dog Night's IMO.
Miss Kellogg was a beautiful woman with a gorgeous, straightforward & crystal clear voice. Unfortunately on her own recordings she chose to record the most obnoxious, unlistenable Folk/Country/Bluegrass hootenanny numbers she could find. It's a shame.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||August 20, 2021 12:51 AM|
I know this was by a rock group, but this is an undiscovered jazz jam of all the '60s. Better than most of the acclaimed stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||August 20, 2021 6:56 AM|
R387, The Guess Who is a Canadian group and gets a pass, because other than Rush, Canadians are systemically unable to rock.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||August 20, 2021 12:42 PM|
R387 R388, since when was The Guess Who's 'Undone' "undiscovered"? I thought that it was one of the group's signature songs? But I may feel that way because I had a " Greatest Hits" CD back in the 90s and 'Undone' was one of my favorite cuts on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||August 20, 2021 2:00 PM|
I forgot to add that The Guess Who are an odd one IMO. Their 60s hits (including 'Undone' were all so fresh, innovative and for the most part different from one another. But in the 70s (after the American hits dried up) they settled on a dull, generic, faux Southern Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd like sound that seems inauthentic for a Canadian band. I don't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||August 20, 2021 2:12 PM|
r389, what I meant was that it's really a jazz song, and it doesn't get that recognition.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||August 20, 2021 3:01 PM|
I posted "Undun" (real title) way up in tis thread. It's their only good record imho.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||August 20, 2021 5:27 PM|
R328, thanks for posting that, and Bob Crewe was a major force in 1960s pop songwriting and production. Many years after "Music to Watch Girls By," he came out as gay. He passed away in 2014.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||August 20, 2021 8:06 PM|
I must have R 12 on that thread, r393. The guy who wrote "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" was gay??? That's more touching than when Brian showed up at Sunshine's prom and they danced to "Save the Last Dance for Me."
|by Anonymous||reply 394||August 20, 2021 8:18 PM|
R339, it's actually his brother, according to a comment posted by his brother somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||August 20, 2021 8:44 PM|
Loved Gene Pitney
|by Anonymous||reply 396||August 20, 2021 10:30 PM|
Just Once In My Life. Not The Righteous Brothers' most well-known song, but a personal favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||August 21, 2021 10:46 PM|
The Chiffons, I Have a Boyfriend
|by Anonymous||reply 398||August 21, 2021 11:14 PM|
The Nitty Gritty.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||August 21, 2021 11:26 PM|
Five year old me would stand up between the seats singing this gem.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||August 22, 2021 12:59 AM|
From 1963 - Jackie DeShannon with Needles & Pins.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||August 22, 2021 4:00 PM|
Speaking of Jackie DeShannon: I was never much of a Burt Burt Bacharach / Hal David fan, but this version of "What the World Needs Now" by Jackie is amazing. I prefer it to the more popular Dionne Warwick version that came out later.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||August 22, 2021 4:07 PM|
R402, Dionne had a lot of popular songs, but WTWNNIS was not one of them. Jackie's version was the definitive one.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||August 23, 2021 2:51 AM|
I agree, R402. The song needs to be resurrected in these times we are living in.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||August 23, 2021 2:53 AM|
Sylvie Vartan - La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser 1965
|by Anonymous||reply 405||August 23, 2021 5:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 406||August 24, 2021 5:33 PM|
Henry Mancini - Lujon
Used in the soundtracks of The Big Lebowski, Sexy Beast, and Two Lovers.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||August 24, 2021 6:56 PM|
Raymond Lefevre - Soul Coaxing
A much better song than Love Is Blue, which was released at the same time.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||August 24, 2021 7:08 PM|
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate to the Wind
|by Anonymous||reply 409||August 24, 2021 7:26 PM|
It always made me sad
|by Anonymous||reply 410||August 24, 2021 8:52 PM|
My favorite version of The Shadow of Your Smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||August 24, 2021 9:34 PM|
I want to kill anyone who sings in French.
That includes you too, Sting.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||August 25, 2021 5:48 AM|
Just walk away a boy named Renee.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||August 25, 2021 5:51 AM|
I can confirm.
The drummer from The Association is hung. His beautiful hog is big. He also cooks.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||August 25, 2021 8:01 AM|
That is some pretty queer shit, right there, R87.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||August 25, 2021 8:03 AM|
R87 He was born before his time (to do this song)
|by Anonymous||reply 416||August 25, 2021 7:52 PM|
A bodybuilder I know performed his posing routine at a show to "I'm too Sexy", instead of the hard rock most others do. It was very tongue-in-cheek, and he even flashed himself for half a second. He won the show!
|by Anonymous||reply 417||August 26, 2021 2:19 AM|
Fine. But it's not a song from the '60s.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||August 26, 2021 3:15 PM|
In addition to her acting career, Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek) was a charming song stylist who made a handful of enjoyable recordings in the 60s & Early 70s. One of my personal favorites is her lushly orchestrated rendition of the standard 'Sunday Kind Of Love'.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||August 26, 2021 11:34 PM|
An even sassier Nichelle Nichols singing a fun & suggestive tune, 'Know What I Mean'.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||August 26, 2021 11:37 PM|
Motown Songtress, Kim Weston (most known for her duet with Marvin Gaye 'It Takes Two') recorded some of her best work after leaving that label. Her albums & singles for MGM, Stax and a handful of smaller labels were all brilliant. Not only did she display great range vocally, but also in the number of genres she was effortlessly able to sing (Pop, R&B, Jazz, Broadway, Gospel, etc).
One of my personal favorites (and I have several by Miss Weston) is her 1967 recording of the beat ballad 'That's Groovy'. It should have been a huge hit and Miss Weston should have had much more success than she did!
|by Anonymous||reply 421||August 27, 2021 12:18 AM|
ok, Oct 1959 just prior to the blossoming of the sixties...but was played by Cy Coleman on Playboy Penthouse in 1960
|by Anonymous||reply 422||August 27, 2021 12:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 423||August 27, 2021 1:01 AM|
r421: I thought this might be the same song.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||August 27, 2021 11:47 AM|
Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Originally recorded by Frankie Valli, the song became a hit when recorded by the Walker Brothers. Scott Walker (real name Scott Engel) had an amazing voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||August 27, 2021 12:18 PM|
R424, no. Although I love that song & Helen O'Connell. I think she's underrated as far as 40s and 50s Pop stylists go.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||August 27, 2021 1:43 PM|
There was a mini-boom in the 60's of the Latin Caribbean genre known as "boogaloo".
The biggest boogaloo hit in the U.S. was Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria's version of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man".
Other stars of the genre that had success in the U.S. included Ray Barretto ("El Watusi") and Joe Cuba ("Bang Bang")
|by Anonymous||reply 427||August 27, 2021 5:24 PM|
The wonderful Eydie Gormie & Blame It On The Bossa Nova
|by Anonymous||reply 428||August 30, 2021 11:08 AM|
One of my earliest song memories.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||October 3, 2021 8:05 PM|
I prefer this version
|by Anonymous||reply 430||October 3, 2021 8:12 PM|
Absolute stroke of genius getting Herb Alpert--who was a brilliant instrumentalist but not an experienced singer--to perform this. A professional singer might have made it too slick and impersonal, but Alpert just sounds like a regular guy pouring his heart out, and that's what makes it feel so personal.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||October 3, 2021 8:12 PM|
a pretty world!
|by Anonymous||reply 432||October 3, 2021 8:14 PM|
R432- Pretty outfits
|by Anonymous||reply 433||October 3, 2021 8:16 PM|
One of my all time favorite performances. Never gets old. One of the greatest voices in history.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||October 3, 2021 8:19 PM|
R431, Alpert owned the record company. No one "got" him to sing that song except himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||October 3, 2021 8:34 PM|
r435 You're correct. Magical song!
|by Anonymous||reply 436||October 3, 2021 8:48 PM|
Twistin the Night Away - Sam Cooke, 1962
|by Anonymous||reply 437||October 3, 2021 9:02 PM|
The Days Of Pearly Spencer - David McWilliams.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||October 3, 2021 9:30 PM|
In 1969, I thought Herb Alpert was a hot dark Spaniard with a sexy baritone. So I was SHOCKED to find out that it was HIS voice singing This Guy's in Love with You. Then I learned that Alpert was a hot dark Jewish guy from LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||October 3, 2021 10:00 PM|
R431 I remember this Herb Alpert album cover from back in the day. Loved his music too.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||October 3, 2021 11:22 PM|
Another Herb Alpert fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||October 3, 2021 11:29 PM|
Speaking of Herb Alpert, the theme song for The Dating Game was a Herb Alpert song.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||October 3, 2021 11:31 PM|
Besides his music Herb Albert was good looking in the 1960's.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||October 3, 2021 11:33 PM|
Speaking of The Dating Game, this serial killer was a contestant right in the middle of his killing spree back in 1978. (Bachelor #1. The girl picked him too.)
|by Anonymous||reply 444||October 3, 2021 11:41 PM|
That's been duly noted, R443. Several times.
|by Anonymous||reply 445||October 3, 2021 11:52 PM|
Our Winter Love was recorded by many different artists. Here is a version by the man who composed the song - Johnny Cowell.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||October 4, 2021 12:03 AM|
I Will Follow Him - little Peggy March
|by Anonymous||reply 447||October 4, 2021 7:50 PM|
Angel On My Shoulder - Shelby Flint
Least rock song of the 1960s.
|by Anonymous||reply 448||October 4, 2021 8:58 PM|
R445, some things should never stopped being said.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||October 5, 2021 12:10 AM|
who can sing along and keep up with Tom? he knocks it out of the ball park / Burt Bacharach / Tom Jones ~ Promise Her Anything
|by Anonymous||reply 450||October 5, 2021 1:49 AM|
"It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones. It was said women threw their underwear onto the stage when he performed. Even at seven years old, I was ready to do the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||October 5, 2021 1:58 AM|
I love Tom Jones but I prefer Jackie Trent's ballad version of "It's Not Unusual".
|by Anonymous||reply 452||October 5, 2021 2:46 AM|
When you are alone, you can Always Go DownTown.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||October 5, 2021 5:10 AM|
I just heard Frank Sinatra’s version of Downtown. It was dreadful.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||October 5, 2021 5:39 AM|
“It’s Not Unusual” was originally offered to Sandie Shaw, but she turned it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||October 5, 2021 8:18 AM|
Tom Jones is a curious case. In the early 1960s he was a greasy swaggering R&B pop singer. In 1968 they remade him (plastic surgery and all) as a contemporary crooner marketed to young housewives - the same crowd that kept swooning over fat Elvis. Of course with the context removed, the perception of Tom Jones has totally changed.
Earlier version of thinner Jones with mullet, old nose and teeth:
|by Anonymous||reply 456||October 5, 2021 1:18 PM|
What’s so curious about him? He’s an amazingly talented man, Tom Jones. I’d hardly call him a greasy R&B singer. Blue-eyed soul, yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||October 5, 2021 2:36 PM|
R457, I'm going back to how I (and many) felt about him in the 1960s. His management obviously agreed, hence the image change.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||October 5, 2021 3:00 PM|
Do you have proof of that r458? Because you stated it as fact and not opinion…
|by Anonymous||reply 459||October 5, 2021 3:07 PM|
R459, read what I wrote again, and see if you can understand fact from opinion:
I AM GOING BACK TO HOW I...FELT ABOUT HIM IN THE 1960s.
I'd say it's very clear to even the average fifth grader.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||October 5, 2021 3:55 PM|
Groovin to the O’Jays Love Train
|by Anonymous||reply 461||October 6, 2021 7:44 PM|
Do the Tighten Up with Archie Bell and the Drells!
|by Anonymous||reply 462||October 6, 2021 7:56 PM|
[quote]Tom Jones is a curious case. In the early 1960s he was a greasy swaggering R&B pop singer. In 1968 they remade him (plastic surgery and all) as a contemporary crooner marketed to young housewives - the same crowd that kept swooning over fat Elvis. Of course with the context removed, the perception of Tom Jones has totally changed.
You have no idea of what you're talking about.
Tom Jones' mega hit "It's Not Unusual" was 1965. He was seen as a talented sexy powerhouse of a singer. Part of the British Invasion. That song and his performance appealed to everyone.
He was sensational.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||October 6, 2021 9:59 PM|
[quote]hence the image change.
Re: Tom Jones. There was no image change. You are making things up.
The Tom Jones of 1965 and the Tom Jones of 1968 were the same: sexy, white soul singing style, , skin tight clothes, dramatic unrestrained moves, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||October 6, 2021 10:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 465||October 6, 2021 11:18 PM|
I see a distinct difference in Tom Jones in tux in R451, and R456.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||October 6, 2021 11:44 PM|
466 He wore a tux, suit and tie, sequins, shirts open to his navel...and your point is?
|by Anonymous||reply 467||October 7, 2021 12:09 AM|
R466 He wore a tux, suit and tie, sequins, shirts open to his navel...and your point is?
|by Anonymous||reply 468||October 7, 2021 12:09 AM|
The hook nose is gone, does that satisfy you R467?
|by Anonymous||reply 469||October 7, 2021 12:46 AM|
Personally, I've always enjoyed my many hits and history-making b-sides.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||October 7, 2021 12:50 AM|
R467 and ALL of your subsequent posts, what's YOUR point? Were you born in 1999?
|by Anonymous||reply 471||October 7, 2021 1:00 AM|
The reason women (and some men) threw their underwear at Tom Jones:
|by Anonymous||reply 472||October 7, 2021 1:38 AM|
Is every pic on Planet Earth photo shopped to show make believe cock, R472?
|by Anonymous||reply 473||October 7, 2021 1:43 AM|
Claude François - Mais Quand Le Matin
The video is a compilation of different performances so you can see the many different wigs of his backup dancers. François died at the age of 39 from accidental electrocution, but I think R412 may have had something to do with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||October 7, 2021 2:03 AM|
[quote]and ALL of your subsequent posts, what's YOUR point? Were you born in 1999?
I remember when he hit the scene with "What's New Pussy Cat?".
|by Anonymous||reply 475||October 7, 2021 2:31 AM|
R472 But according to our resident idiot, after 1968 he was only performing in a tux.
|by Anonymous||reply 476||October 7, 2021 2:34 AM|
Helen Shapiro - It Might As Well Rain Until September (1963)
The clip below is from a 1966 performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||October 7, 2021 4:54 AM|
Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (1962)
I don't know what homo directed this Scopitone, and I didn't know they made swimsuits that small in 1962.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||October 7, 2021 6:10 AM|
She's having a really good time on that motorcycle seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||October 8, 2021 12:18 AM|
Eldergay here, this thread is bringing back some wonderful memories, and also introducing some songs I’d never heard!
LOVE the live version of “Someday Will Never Be the Same” at R144! Their vocal harmonies were impeccable, and it was interesting to hear an arrangement without the sweeping strings of the studio version.
I’d never hear that “Cheater” song at R213, and certainly did not know about the murder of the lead singer— YIKES!
Also never heard that story about Bobby Goldsboro!
This sunshine pop gem hasn’t been posted yet — I always liked it! (And no, it wasn’t my mantra in my wilder days!)
|by Anonymous||reply 480||October 8, 2021 3:32 PM|
r478 - Lots of swimsuits in those Scopitones...
|by Anonymous||reply 481||October 8, 2021 3:37 PM|
Always loved this catchy delight — terrific vocal arrangements, later covered by The Manhattan Transfer!
|by Anonymous||reply 482||October 8, 2021 4:05 PM|
We Five - You Were On My Mind
Originally recorded by Ian and Sylvia, this cover became a number one hit. This live performance shows how talented We Five were.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||October 8, 2021 6:45 PM|
The Boy From New York City - The Ad Libs
|by Anonymous||reply 484||October 8, 2021 7:17 PM|
R480 If you like Peppermint Rainbow you might also like The Jet Song (When the Weekend's Over) by The Groop from 1969. This song is a little Burt Bacharach, a little Jimmy Webb, a lot of sunshine pop and even a little bubblegum.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||October 9, 2021 1:17 AM|
One of the best bubblegum songs - The Grooviest Girl in the World by The Fun and Games, (1968)
|by Anonymous||reply 486||October 9, 2021 1:25 AM|
Sooo summer of 1963.
No one suspected the British were coming...
|by Anonymous||reply 487||October 9, 2021 1:27 AM|
I second "Be my baby" and add:
|by Anonymous||reply 488||October 9, 2021 1:29 AM|
R487, it wasn’t only the Beatles that those in the summer of 1963 never expected.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||October 9, 2021 2:00 AM|
Those of us who love, love Be My Baby are in good company. It’s Brian Wilson’s favorite song.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||October 9, 2021 2:02 AM|
One for you, r490, from January, 1964.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||October 9, 2021 2:05 AM|
[quote] it wasn’t only the Beatles that those in the summer of 1963 never expected.
The summer of 1963 was the last summer of the '50s.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||October 9, 2021 2:19 AM|
R 492 MMM I don't know, I think the Wall of Sound is what officially took pop music to the 60's. It's the only thing imo that saved the otherwise ultra conservative and boring early 60's. Thank god for LSD.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||October 9, 2021 2:35 AM|
Hey R399 , what time is it? It's Soul Time!
(Shirley Ellis, 1967)
|by Anonymous||reply 494||October 9, 2021 2:49 AM|
[quote] I think the Wall of Sound is what officially took pop music to the 60's.
1963 was the last summer of the 1950s in ways much more profound than a couple of arrangements by Phil Spector.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||October 9, 2021 3:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 496||October 9, 2021 3:13 AM|
R495 The Fifties didn't quite end that summer. They ended November 22, 1963.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||October 9, 2021 3:16 AM|
[quote] The Cowsills. I’m impressed that they’re singing and playing live and the little girl with the tambourine is impressive!
The guy on the drums disappeared during Katrina (he was kind of homeless). His body was recovered days later.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||October 9, 2021 3:18 AM|
[quote]The Fifties didn't quite end that summer. They ended November 22, 1963.
No one said they didn't. Learn to read: "1963 was the last summer of the 1950s."
|by Anonymous||reply 499||October 9, 2021 3:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 500||October 9, 2021 3:32 AM|
Well "Be my baby" peaked in the charts at #2 in October 1963 so I don't think we're too far off. At some point in the fall of '63 when some rando was putting on a jacket because it had finally gotten chilly, that's when the 50's ended.0
|by Anonymous||reply 501||October 9, 2021 3:32 AM|
Learn to read yourself, Bimbo. It was a clarification when the 60s ended. Not may God forbid correction of an error.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||October 9, 2021 3:33 AM|
I played "Be My Baby" on repeat the weekend of the assassination, which drove my mother crazy. Anytime she heard "Be My Baby" for the rest of her life, she was immediately brought back to her memories of the assassinaton. She didn't say anything, but for Christmas, she and my father bought me my first stereo so I would start listening to albums. They bought me some by the Beach Boys and Lesley Gore.
And then came the Beatles.
|by Anonymous||reply 503||October 9, 2021 3:41 AM|
Memories - this version from Nancy Sinatra.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||October 9, 2021 3:42 AM|
Leader of the Pack
|by Anonymous||reply 505||October 9, 2021 3:43 AM|
Bobby Freeman - "C'mon and Swim"
I love those old 60's dance crazes and the songs that went along with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||October 9, 2021 3:46 AM|
The Cyrcle - Turn Down Day
|by Anonymous||reply 507||October 9, 2021 4:04 AM|
Watching the Shangri-Las on IGaS (R505) just shows how the older generation, which included those in their mere 30s & 40s, had such a disdain for what they seemed sure was the quickly passing fad of rock & roll music.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||October 9, 2021 4:07 AM|
Thank you R485 — I’d never heard of The Groop or that song, but I like it!
Just noticed I’d written “SOMEDAY Will Never Be the Same” instead of “Sunday” in my original post — darned autocorrect!
|by Anonymous||reply 509||October 9, 2021 4:14 AM|
[quote]The guy on the drums disappeared during Katrina (he was kind of homeless). His body was recovered days later.
That was their bassist
|by Anonymous||reply 510||October 9, 2021 4:43 AM|
I thought you would like that R509. Let's see what you think of The Sugar Shoppe, Canada's answer to The Mamas and Papas. Here is their sunshine pop cover of Jackie Trent's "Take Me Away" (which Jackie wrote with her husband, Tony Hatch).
You may not recognize the man in the green suit with his Beach Boys haircut, but he grew up to be a big homosexual with a hot husband. That's Victor Garber in 1968.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||October 9, 2021 4:52 AM|
R456, he only had the plastic surgery because of the double-decker bus accident that happened while he was crossing the street in Cardiff on his way to the leek shop to get a bowl of Welsh rarebit.
|by Anonymous||reply 512||October 9, 2021 2:31 PM|
BJ Thomas - Hooked on a Feeling (1968)
|by Anonymous||reply 513||October 9, 2021 5:44 PM|
R505 My favorite Shangri-la's song is "Give Him A Great Big Kiss", but the song makes no sense.
"Big bulky sweaters to match his eyes" "What color are his eyes? - I don't know. He's always wearing shades."
Which is it Mary? Which is it?!
|by Anonymous||reply 514||October 9, 2021 5:49 PM|
My favorite Shangri-Las song is their saddest, "You Can Never Go Home Anymore."
|by Anonymous||reply 515||October 9, 2021 6:02 PM|
Not too popular but a nice tune.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||October 9, 2021 6:22 PM|
The Partridge Family influence - The Love Generation
|by Anonymous||reply 517||October 9, 2021 6:24 PM|
Don't Just Stand There sounds a little like You Don't Own Me
|by Anonymous||reply 518||October 9, 2021 6:27 PM|
Shangri-la Mary Weiss...
|by Anonymous||reply 519||October 9, 2021 8:59 PM|
Thank you AGAIN, R511 —I enjoyed “Take Me Away”, and had never heard of The Sugar Shoppe! Really cool that you know these songs, and I appreciate your sharing!
Someone posted The Love Generation upthread — I always liked their version of this Jimmy Webb song!
|by Anonymous||reply 520||October 9, 2021 11:38 PM|
Miss Gale Garnett
|by Anonymous||reply 521||October 10, 2021 12:18 AM|
the flip side
|by Anonymous||reply 522||October 10, 2021 12:20 AM|
Technically the 70s but oh well, the very un-PC Kung Fu Fighting.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||October 10, 2021 1:33 AM|
I like this, (guilty pleasure) don’t know if it ever charted!
|by Anonymous||reply 524||October 10, 2021 1:36 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 525||October 10, 2021 1:56 AM|
The Taylor Sisters
|by Anonymous||reply 526||October 10, 2021 2:07 AM|
R517 , R520 The Love Generation didn't influence The Partridge Family, they WERE The Partridge Family. Tom and John Bahler of The Love Generation were part of the Ron Hicklin singers that were the backing voices of The Partridge Family on all of the Partridge albums, and the Bahler brothers did the vocal arrangements on songs from the first album. "Let The Good Times In" from the 1968 Love Generation "Montage" album was slightly reworked for the 1970 pilot of The Partridge Family.
|by Anonymous||reply 527||October 10, 2021 7:06 AM|
Since R123 mentioned ads, the Bahler brothers became The Going Thing to sell Fords in 1969
|by Anonymous||reply 528||October 10, 2021 7:19 AM|
Trini Lopez's promo for Fresca - The Blizzard Song (1967)
|by Anonymous||reply 529||October 10, 2021 7:26 AM|
R520 Here's another you should know - "The Word" by The Carnival (1969)
|by Anonymous||reply 530||October 10, 2021 7:31 AM|
Village Stompers - Washington Square
|by Anonymous||reply 531||October 10, 2021 10:16 AM|
String-A-Longs - Wheels
This version is by Billy Vaughn. The original hit by the String-A-Longs is not available on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||October 10, 2021 3:42 PM|
Engelbert Humperdinck - Quando, Quando, Quando
|by Anonymous||reply 533||October 10, 2021 4:33 PM|
And now for a little Camp.
In 1969 the Eurovision Song Contest ended in a four-way tie. One of the winners was Spain's entry - Salomé with "Vivo Cantando". It starts off fun, then gets serious, then gets fun again. Many a Spanish drag queen has tried to copy her couture Manuel Pertegaz pantsuit covered in fringe made of 30 pounds of ceramic beads, but it never comes out right.
|by Anonymous||reply 534||October 10, 2021 8:23 PM|
It's A Happening World by Paula Wayne (1967)
|by Anonymous||reply 535||October 10, 2021 8:33 PM|
Chicago’s own Buckinghams!
(Gotta represent my hometown pride!)
|by Anonymous||reply 536||October 10, 2021 9:44 PM|
R525 Helen Reddy - One Way Ticket (1968)
|by Anonymous||reply 537||October 11, 2021 1:08 AM|
Since we’re going international, I like this one by Peggy March, and recently downloaded the studio version. Still don’t know how a Catholic high school girl from Pennsylvania ended up singing in German, but there you go!
|by Anonymous||reply 538||October 11, 2021 1:08 AM|
PETULA CLARK - YA YA TWIST (1962)
|by Anonymous||reply 539||October 11, 2021 1:16 AM|
The Cowsills were the real-life inspiration for the Partridge Family. A mother goes on the road with her kids to make money.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||October 11, 2021 1:53 AM|
On The Street Where You Live, from My Fair Lady
|by Anonymous||reply 541||October 11, 2021 12:32 PM|
Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry (1966)
|by Anonymous||reply 542||October 11, 2021 6:43 PM|
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
|by Anonymous||reply 543||October 12, 2021 6:51 PM|
Lies by the Knickerbockers (1965)
|by Anonymous||reply 544||October 12, 2021 7:39 PM|
I won this record in a call-in AM radio contest...
|by Anonymous||reply 545||October 12, 2021 7:49 PM|
Absolutely sublime - the best version of this oft-covered song ever recorded.
And PP Arnold was gorgeous. She was a one-time Ikette who struck out on her own. Like many overlooked greats, she was huge in Europe but never took off in the US.
She should have.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||October 12, 2021 10:57 PM|
That's new to me & very good, R546, but I prefer Keith Hampshire's rendition.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||October 12, 2021 11:13 PM|
Another Kim Weston great, Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While).
|by Anonymous||reply 548||October 12, 2021 11:23 PM|
How have we managed to not include The Marvelettes?!
|by Anonymous||reply 549||October 12, 2021 11:26 PM|
And another great one.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||October 12, 2021 11:32 PM|
This Doris Day 1961 interpretation of Make Someone Happy certainly qualifies.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||October 12, 2021 11:33 PM|
Fabian. It doesn't matter what the song is.
|by Anonymous||reply 552||October 12, 2021 11:34 PM|
Don't Mess with Bill - the Marvelettes
|by Anonymous||reply 553||October 12, 2021 11:35 PM|
I don't understand why Fabian didn't go ahead and show full-frontal, everything. There wasn't much left to the imagination.
|by Anonymous||reply 554||October 12, 2021 11:37 PM|
"Sunny," was covered by EVRYBODY in the late 1960s, so here's DL fave Lainie Kazan and her version!
|by Anonymous||reply 555||October 13, 2021 1:28 AM|
Completely forgotten now but he had IT for maybe about a year and a half back in the 60s.
"Atlantis" sung together with The Smothers Brothers, Peter Paul & Mary, Jennifer Warnes, and Mort Sahl
|by Anonymous||reply 556||October 13, 2021 1:39 AM|
The Paper Dolls - Something Here In My Heart (1968)
|by Anonymous||reply 557||October 13, 2021 5:26 AM|
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup (1968)
|by Anonymous||reply 558||October 13, 2021 5:44 AM|
Julie Grant - Somebody Tell Him (1962)
|by Anonymous||reply 559||October 15, 2021 3:12 AM|
Wow, the Marvellettes had a lot of hits...but my favorite is "Too Many Fish In The Sea".
|by Anonymous||reply 560||October 15, 2021 3:24 AM|
The Irish Rovers - "The Unicorn"
This one always made me a little sad. Poor unicorns!
|by Anonymous||reply 561||October 15, 2021 4:18 AM|
Another from the Isley Brothers.
|by Anonymous||reply 562||October 15, 2021 12:06 PM|
Which Isley was the gay one?
|by Anonymous||reply 563||October 15, 2021 4:18 PM|
Fool on the Hill
|by Anonymous||reply 564||October 15, 2021 8:51 PM|
The Vogues have to be remembered.
|by Anonymous||reply 565||October 15, 2021 11:21 PM|
Ladies & gentlemen, you all know the most fantastic lady of the "now" sound, the inimitable Miss Mama Cass ... just do your thing, baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 566||October 15, 2021 11:30 PM|
R98 gave Skeeter Davis her props, but here's a link to her referenced hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 567||October 15, 2021 11:34 PM|
I prefer a more upbeat Skeeter.
|by Anonymous||reply 568||October 15, 2021 11:39 PM|
Boyce & Hart - I'm Gonna Blow You a Kiss in the Wind (1969)
|by Anonymous||reply 569||October 16, 2021 1:47 AM|
R566 That dress was designed to hide mustard stains.
|by Anonymous||reply 570||October 16, 2021 4:14 AM|
Miss Vikki Carr
|by Anonymous||reply 571||October 16, 2021 12:28 PM|
r562 Bad link. Here is a good one.
|by Anonymous||reply 572||October 16, 2021 8:58 PM|
Dusty Springfield - 24 Hours from Tulsa
|by Anonymous||reply 573||October 19, 2021 5:08 AM|
Yvonne - I'm So Young (1967)
Wait for the playback at 0:56.
|by Anonymous||reply 574||October 20, 2021 7:58 PM|
^ Above is from the film "Smashing Time."
I was up all night last night watching The Knack and A Taste of Honey on TCM. Big fan of Rita T, who co-starred in Smashing Time.
|by Anonymous||reply 575||October 20, 2021 8:27 PM|
Have to include Lulu & To Sir With Love
|by Anonymous||reply 576||October 20, 2021 8:33 PM|
I Want You To Be My Baby · Ellie Greenwich (1967)
Ellie and producer Bob Crewe turn a 50's jump blues number into a 60's Northern Soul rocker.
|by Anonymous||reply 577||October 21, 2021 6:42 AM|
Come Run With Me by Copper Nickel, later covered by The Brady Kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 578||October 23, 2021 5:47 PM|
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Lady Bird
|by Anonymous||reply 579||October 23, 2021 8:28 PM|
Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte
|by Anonymous||reply 580||October 23, 2021 8:33 PM|
Al Martino - Love Is Blue
|by Anonymous||reply 581||October 23, 2021 8:34 PM|
R581, Love is Blue was a but hit in 1968 - for Paul Mauriat
|by Anonymous||reply 582||October 23, 2021 10:48 PM|
Another big 1968 instrumental hit, from Mason Williams of the Smothers Brothers show, Classical Gas.
|by Anonymous||reply 583||October 23, 2021 10:51 PM|
From 1969, Henry Mancini's theme from the movie Romeo and Juliet. Hardly the rock they tell you youngins were exclusively the pop music of the late 1960s.
|by Anonymous||reply 584||October 23, 2021 10:55 PM|
La la la lalalalala...
|by Anonymous||reply 585||October 23, 2021 11:01 PM|
I am absolutely in love with this one that I just discovered a few months ago. Sinatra does bossa (sort of) with Tom Jobin
|by Anonymous||reply 586||October 24, 2021 12:52 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 587||October 24, 2021 2:35 AM|
The entire Odyssey and Oracle album is really good. Too bad the group broke up early on; they could have been as good as The Beatles and the Stones
|by Anonymous||reply 588||October 24, 2021 2:51 AM|
R587 Its what it says on the yt video and I wrote it as is but yes you're right. Wonder where they got Tom from
|by Anonymous||reply 589||October 24, 2021 3:07 AM|
That song, “Someone To Talk To” from DARLING with Julie Christie. Who sang it? Was there more than one version?
|by Anonymous||reply 590||October 24, 2021 3:19 AM|
r590 Here you go. According to the YouTube comments, this version is different from the one in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 591||October 24, 2021 3:39 AM|
Once Upon A Time
|by Anonymous||reply 592||October 24, 2021 5:21 AM|
Johnny Rivers - The Poor Side Of Town
Amazing backing vocals by The Blossoms.
|by Anonymous||reply 593||October 24, 2021 5:39 AM|
The 3rd biggest hit of '64!
|by Anonymous||reply 594||October 24, 2021 1:30 PM|
Another big hit for Mr Armstrong, whom we called "Louie" in 1968
|by Anonymous||reply 595||October 24, 2021 2:31 PM|
The Darling (1965) theme song over the titles is quite good, not a hit instrumental, but nice. Sarah Vaughan did a wonderful vocal of it on her album:
|by Anonymous||reply 596||October 24, 2021 2:35 PM|
Henry Mancini - Mr. Lucky
|by Anonymous||reply 597||October 25, 2021 11:11 AM|
Winchester Cathedral, the 3rd highest selling record of 1966.
|by Anonymous||reply 598||October 25, 2021 12:45 PM|
Speaking of Henry Mancini, I always thought this was a lovely song — perfect for Longet’s whispery voice her, and the instrumental version is nice as well!
|by Anonymous||reply 599||October 26, 2021 2:08 PM|
And one more Mancini — my introduction to this was in Madonna’s film “WE”, of all things! A beautiful song!
|by Anonymous||reply 600||October 26, 2021 2:11 PM|