The annual all-45 edition of the show: We’ll be camping out on the obscure end of the 1960s music spectrum as we welcome in the new year at 45 revolutions per minute, looking back over the best of our 7-inch discoveries from the past year. On the way, singles by the Loose Ends, the Live Five, the Rainy Daze, the Roosters, the Underdogs, and many more.
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We’ll enjoy music by Grapefruit, Morning Glory, the Association, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Sweetwater, the Beach Boys, girl group the Bittersweets, Ella Washington, garage band 45s, and more.
Included: a demo from the Beatles White Album sessions, Ike & Tina Turner covering the Beatles, a 1965 hit for the Kinks that marked a turning point for them; 45s by garage bands the Enfields, the Jades, and the Memphis Nomads; a Beach Boys cut from the Pet Sounds album, and more records from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.
You’ll hear album cuts by Pink Floyd, Dusty Springfield, the Seeds, and the Mamas & The Papas; soul 45s by the Freeman Brothers, the Rayons, and the Webs; garage band 45s; plus Hearts & Flowers, HP Lovecraft (pictured), Paul Revere & The Raiders, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more.
On deck: the Doors live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968, a 1965 single by the Who that became an anthem for the Mods; album cuts by Simon & Garfunkel, Orphan Egg, and Strawbs; a Spencer Davis Group b-side, plus records by Delaney & Bonnie, the Easybeats, garage bands, and others.
1967 singles by Question Mark & The Mysterians (no, not “96 Tears”), the Move, and Buffalo Springfield; album cuts by Ford Theatre, the Poppy Family and Love; garage band 45s; soul 45s by Don Bryant and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, plus more music from the swingin’ 60s.
45s by garage bands Richard & The Young Lions and the Morticians, one from soul master Edwin Starr, some sultry soul on a ’65 single by Brenda Holloway, a trippy ’68 album track by the Animals, plus Tommy James & the Shondells, the Zombies, the Standells (above), and much more.
You’ll hear a KILLER 1968 live cut by Bobbie Gentry off the “Girl from Chickasaw County” box set; a single-only release by Canned Heat; tracks from the ’67 debut albums by Al Green, Fairport Convention (pictured), and Procol Harum; 45s by garage bands the Moving Sidewalks, the Aardvarks, and the King Bees… and much more.
Album tracks by the Kinks, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and the Beatles; 45s by Margie Hendrix, the Gants, the Foggy Notions, and Saturday’s Children, and Howard Tate; plus songs by the Grateful Dead, the Gestures, Dantalian’s Chariot, the American Breed, and many others.
Qued up for you: album tracks by the Troggs, Status Quo, and Aretha Franklin; a 1967 single by James Taylor’s first band, the Flying Machine; cool soul 45s by the Other Brothers and Willie Gauff with the Love Brothers; a Rolling Stones b-side that got well into the US top 40; plus songs by the the Sorrows, Marianne Faithfull, and American garage bands.
Here’s a partial list of the records we’ll listen to: a cut from the debut album by Chicago Transit Authority; 45s by garage bands the Us Too Group, the Regents, and the Foggy Notions; a late ’66 single by Van Dyke Parks; B-sides by Joe Cocker and the Left Banke; plus Peter & Gordon, Richard & Mimi Farina, and the Steve Miller Band.
45s out of the mid-60s Pacific Northwest scene; album tracks by Ray Charles, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, the Easybeats, and Neil Young; plus records by the Magic Mushrooms, Danny White, the Mojo Men, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, the End, and more.
Album cuts by Big Brother & The Holding Company, the Beach Boys, and Wilson Pickett; a cool 1966 single by Chuck Berry; a ’66 hit for Paul Revere & the Raiders; plus early British beat, Blood Sweat and Tears, Les Fleur de Lys, Mitch Ryder, the Turtles; and more.
We’ll listen to a fantastic Hollies b-side, album cuts by Country Joe & The Fish, the Chocolate Watch Band, the Kinks, and Sly & the Family Stone; plus Captain Beefheart, Joe Tex, the Wildlife (pictured), some obscure 45s, and more.