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    Carlos Santana - Soul Sacrifice
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      The 60's music revolution happened around the globe.
      Here's just one small example from a progressive rock band from the Czech Republic. They actually released an album in the USA!

      The Blue Effect - Slunecni hrob - 1969

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        Interesting song, edd. Now all I have to do is find an English version. ;)

        Next up is your favorite 60s song and mine...

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          Yeah, my Czech is a little rusty, lol.

          From what I've seen the song has something to do with graveyards, lots of headstone images.





          Here's a tune from the guitar classic era. Most guys my age have a story about this instrumental. I heard that the song was inspired by that sign that used to be posted at all public swimming pools:

          Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures - 1960

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            Dixie Cups - Iko Iko



            Fun fact: When the girls were first playing this song, they were just fooling around with drumsticks and ashtrays. They had no idea they were being recorded.
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              I may have some explaining to do over this one, lol.

              This is Gene Pitney's 1961 hit single, "Town Without Pity" frpm the movie of the same name starring Kirk Douglas.

              Gene Pitney was quite popular as the 50's spilled over into the early 60's and Mr. Pitney carved out a very nice career for himself.

              This 1961 hit, "Town Without Pity" was one of the last chart topping tunes from that 1950's swing-style big band numbers that used to be an American classic on the radio. By the time this single was released many in the music industry, including Gene Pitney himself, could hear the sounds of the approaching British invasion heading our way by 1962.

              This style of music was doomed and the world of popular music was set for a revolution, the results we are still dealing with, imho.

              I post here for everyone a top hit that represents the passing of a musical genre:

              Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity - 1961

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                Cream - White Room
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                  Really cant rate entire decade like that in one fell swoop.

                  Sometimes I'm in the mood for British invasion, other late-60's hard rock.
                  (Surf and Motown were never my thing, alas)
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                    San Franciscan Nights- The Animals or turn! turn! turn!- The Byrds
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                      While I do have my share of bad habits it's always funny when I meet someone close to my age and we talk about 60's music. After listing a few songs or artists it becomes clear that some people tag "Woodstock" for "60's Music".

                      And that's not fair either. the 1960's has sooo much more to offer.

                      Here's and oldie that still gets to folks even today.

                      Neil Diamond - Solitary Man - 1966:

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                        I'm going to call this a "radio favorite" from 1965. My older sister and her school friends spent a lot a time listening to songs on portable radios and here is an old tune that I haven't heard in a few years.

                        This is Dobie Gray singing his biggest hit song, "The In Crowd". I like this clip cuz it sounds just like the awful speakers in those old timey radios:

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                          The doors- Light my fire

                          I really like the keyboard playing on this one

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                            Thank you, thank you New Age Retro Hippie for posting the full version of an old favorite of mine. "Light My Fire" hit like a neutron bomb in 1967 and I remember hearing it most everywhere I went for awhile, lol.

                            As a matter of fact, I felt like I was missing out by always hearing music on other people's radios at the time. That was the year I used my allowance money to buy my first portable radio and my mom told me, "you're responsible for new batteries, so save your money".

                            Oh yeah, I quickly got used to leaving the radio on all night, lol. Sure was cool to fall asleep to great music back in the day. But you should've seen my reaction the first time I heard this on my little radio:

                            Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire - 1968




                            This version of "Light My Fire" set up a very interesting competition at the 1969 Grammy Awards with another song that topped the charts in 1968:

                            Mason Williams - "Classical Gas" - 1968




                            Mason Williams won 3 Grammys that year and Jose Feliciano didn't even get a nomination. But Jim Morrison did go public with his praise over the Feliciano version of "Light My Fire". Morrison and Feliciano struck up a brief friendship over the song according to Jose in an interview Micheal Feinstein on the show "Song Travels" a few weeks ago.

                            Like I've said before, 60's music is waay more than just a "Woodstock" genre. The 1960's has something for everyone my friend!
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                              Eric Clapton's version of Classical Gas is good too.Oh, and as long as we're talking about The Doors...

                              The Doors - Hello, I Love You

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                                Hey crow, nice to know The Doors still "got it going" even in the 21st century.

                                Here's another radio favorite that got lots of air time. This song was at every party I went to as a kid, I think I was overexposed for a time. There seems to be a strange quality to this song that's hard for me to pin down.

                                Maybe the piano riff that runs through the whole song is what gets me. Notice how the piano breaks into a little ragtime during the bridge of the song, very unusual at the time.

                                The lyrics by Smokey Robinson, and the members of The Miracles band, are also very unusual. I bet the lyrics must read like a term paper, lol! It all adds up to a chart topping hit that I've never quite got over - even after all of these years.

                                Marvin Gaye - "Ain't That Peculiar" - 1965

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                                  Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee - Nice Work If You Can Get It



                                  Good collaboration song.
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                                    Wow! Peggy and Franky together. Nice work crow.


                                    You guys up for a 60's Double Shot?


                                    Here's a tune that made it to the top of the Cow Bells Favorite List.

                                    The Original Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela - 1968:






                                    Here's the second shot of the same song. This time another chart topper only with lyrics added.

                                    The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing in the Grass" - 1969:

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                                      Good cowbell tune and good funky guitar tune, edd.
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