Monday, December 2, 2013

California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas

From The Mamas & the Papas 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, "California Dreamin'" is one of the most popular 60s songs. Known for its lyrics, it is still one of the most popular songs of the 60s era.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

String Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 by Shostakovich is from 1960. It is known for its dark and intense second movement.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds is from 1966. The album is baroque pop, psychedelic pop, and psychedelic rock. By The Beach Boys, the album is known for its harmonies, sound effects, and various instruments. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" is one of the most popular songs on the album. Today, Pet Sounds is considered of the best albums ever made.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Rolling Stones formed in 1962

The Rolling Stones formed in England in 1962. Their most known 60s album is their 1969 Let It Bleed. They were one of the most popular bands in the 1960s.

Metropolitan Opera House opens

The Metropolitan Opera House opened at its current location in 1966 in Manhattan, New York, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The first opera to be performed was Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra.

The Beach Boys formed in 1961

The Beach Boys formed in the United States in 1961. Their most known album is their 1966 Pet Sounds. They were one of the most popular bands in the 1960s.

The Beatles formed in 1960

The Beatles formed in England in 1960. They remained active as a band until 1970. The Beatles are considered one of the best bands ever in music.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is from 1967. The album is baroque pop, psychedelic pop, and psychedelic rock. It is known for one of The Beatles' best songs "A Day in the Life". Other songs that are popular are "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!". Today, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered of the best albums ever made.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Woodstock Music Festival

Woodstock was a 1969 music festival that ran from August 15th to August 18th. It was held in the town of Bethel, New York. The festival drew a crowd of over 400,000 people. Over 30 music acts performed. Some of them are Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, and The Who. The first act to perform on August 15th was was Richie Havens. The last act to perform on the morning of August 18th was Jimi Hendrix.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beatlemania

Beatlemania is a mid 1960s term that was used to describe the fan frenzy of the British group The Beatles in their early years. Beatlemania was in full swing in the United States when they arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport on February 7th, 1964.

British Invasion

The British Invasion happened in the mid 1960s when music artists from the United Kingdom became popular in the United States and world. Some of the artists are Herman's Hermits, The Animals, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, The Who, and The Zombies.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Harry Nilsson - Pandemonium Shadow Show

Pandemonium Shadow Show

This Harry Nilsson album from 1967 is one of the best albums of the 60s era. The songs are pop, baroque pop, and psychedelic pop. Some of my favorite songs are "Ten Little Indians", "1941", "She Sang Hymns Out of Tune", "She's Leaving Home", "There Will Never Be", "Freckles", and "It's Been So Long". Fans of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will want to hear Pandemonium Shadow Show.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!

GRRR!

This big collection from 2012 has many of The Rolling Stones' songs from the 60s to the 10s; the 2012 new song "Doom and Gloom". Some of my favorite 60s songs are "The Last Time", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Paint It, Black", "Under My Thumb", "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?", "Ruby Tuesday", "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Gimme Shelter", "Street Fighting Man", and "She's a Rainbow". The 70s songs "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" and "Miss You". The 80s songs "Emotional Rescue", "Start Me Up", and "Mixed Emotions". The 90s songs "Highwire" and "Love Is Strong". The 00s songs "Streets of Love" and "Don't Stop". I also like Their Satanic Majesties Request, Let It Bleed, Hot Rocks 1964-1971, Forty Licks, and Live Licks albums.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request

Their Satanic Majesties Request

A very different sounding album then their other albums, this 1967 album is psychedelic rock. It has their popular 60s song "She's a Rainbow". Other songs here are "Sing This All Together", "Citadel", "In Another Land", "2000 Man", "Sing This All Together (See What Happens)", "The Lantern", "2000 Light Years from Home", "Gomper", and "On with the Show". Psychedelic rock fans will like this album. I also like their Let It Bleed, Hot Rocks 1964-1971, Forty Licks, Live Licks, and GRRR! albums.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Essential Louis Armstrong

The Essential Louis Armstrong

Bandleader, cornet, and trumpet player Louis Armstrong, is one of the most popular jazz musicians ever. This is a big collection of songs from the 20s to the 60s. Some of my favorites are "Sugar Foot Stomp", "Heebie Jeebies", "Willie the Weeper", "Potato Head Blues", "Beau Koo Jack", "Tight Like This", "Georgia on My Mind", "Blueberry Hill", and "What a Wonderful World".

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Glen Campbell - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Glen Campbell is one of my favorite country music artists. This collection has many of his songs from the 60s and 70s. Some of my favorites are "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Wichita Lineman", "Southern Nights", "Gentle On My Mind", and "True Grit".

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Vogues - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

This collection has many 60s songs by The Vogues. Their songs are rock and roll and pop. Some of my favorites are "The Land of Milk and Honey", "Just the Way You Are", "Lovers of the World Unite", "Just What I've Been Looking For", "My Special Angel", and "Earth Angel".

The Best of Spanky & Our Gang

The Best of Spanky & Our Gang

This collection has many 60s songs by folk rock band Spanky and Our Gang. Songs here are "Sunday Will Never Be the Same", "Making Every Minute Count", "Lazy Day", "Sunday Mornin'", "Like to Get to Know You", "Give a Damn", "Yesterday's Rain", "Anything You Choose", "And She's Mine", and "Echoes (Everybody's Talkin')".

Monday, January 2, 2012

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

This collection has many of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap songs from the 60s and 70s. My favorite song is "Young Girl". Others here are "Woman, Woman", "Let's Give Adam and Eve Another Chance", "To Love Somebody", "Lady Willpower", Kentucky Woman", "This Girl Is a Woman Now", "Over You", "Could I", and "Daylight Stranger".

The Best of Freddy Cannon

The Best of Freddy Cannon

This collection has many of Freddy Cannon's rock and roll songs from the 50s and 60s. Some of my favorites are "Palisades Park", "Action", "Tallahassee Lassie", "Patty Baby", "My Blue Heaven", "For Me and My Gal", and "Teen Queen of the Week".

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Enlightnin'ment: The Best of Lou Christie

Enlightnin'ment: The Best of Lou Christie

This collection has many of Lou Christie's songs, including his popular 60s song "Lightnin' Strikes". Some other songs I like are "Gypsy Cried", "Two Faces Have I", "Mr. Tenor Man", "Self Expression (The Kids on the Street Will Never Give In)", "Outside the Gates of Heaven", and "Trapeze".

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sly & the Family Stone - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

This collection has many of Sly & the Family Stone's songs from the 60s and 70s. Their music is funk, rock, and psychedelic. Songs here are "I Want to Take You Higher", "Everybody Is a Star", "Stand!", "Life", "Fun", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Dance to the Music", "Everyday People", "Hot Fun in the Summertime", "M'Lady", "Sing a Simple Song", and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".

Monday, December 26, 2011

Elvis on Tour

Elvis on Tour

Elvis on Tour is a 1972 musical documentary. It has songs performed by Elvis Presley from his 1972 tour. Many of his songs from the 50s to the 70s are here. The band sounds great and Elvis has a lot of energy in his performances. Also shown is rehersals, Elvis backstage before concerts, Elvis on the road, scenes from his movies, and some interviews with his fans. This is a must own for all Elvis Presley fans. I also like The Essential Elvis Presley album.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pharoah Sanders - Karma

Karma

Karma is my favorite Pharoah Sanders album. From 1969, the album is mostly avant-garde jazz and free jazz, with great playing by all musicians. It has the half hour long "The Creator Has a Master Plan", and the shorter "Colors". Many musicians are here, including Pharoah Sanders on tenor sax.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz

Free Jazz

Ornette Coleman's 1961 album of free jazz is one of the best. Many instruments play at the same time; drums, double bass, trumpet, clarinet, saxaphone, with "Free Jazz" lasting almost 40 minutes. Solos are also here, with many musicians, including Ornette Coleman on alto saxophone.

Art Blakey - Free for All

Free for All

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers 1964 Free for All, is a highly energetic album of of hard bop, with great playing by all musicians. The album has "Free for All", "Hammer Head", "The Core", and "Pensativa". Art Blakey - drums, Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone, Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, Curtis Fuller - trombone, Cedar Walton - piano, and Reggie Workman - bass. I also like his Indestructible album.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Art Blakey - Indestructible

Indestructible

This 1964 jazz album by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers is one of my favorites. It has great playing by all musicians. The album has "The Egyptian", "Sortie", "Calling Miss Khadija", "When Love is New", "Mr. Jin", and "It's a Long Way Down". Lee Morgan - trumpet, Curtis Fuller - trombone, Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone, Cedar Walton - piano, Reggie Workman - bass, and Art Blakey - drums. I also like his Free for All album.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Very Best of Cat Stevens

The Very Best of Cat Stevens

This collection has Cat Steven's songs from the 60s and 70s. Some of my favorites are "Matthew and Son", "Lady D'Arbanville", "Wild World", "The Wind", "Sitting", "Another Saturday Night", "Majik of Majiks", "(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard", and "Just Another Night".

Sunday, November 13, 2011

David Bowie - Best of Bowie

Best of Bowie

This collection has many of David Bowie's songs from the 60s to the 00s. Some of my favorites are "Space Oddity", "Fame", "The Jean Genie", "Life On Mars?", "Sound and Vision", "Ashes to Ashes", "Under Pressure", "Modern Love", "Let's Dance", and "Dancing in the Street".

The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt

The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt has many popular songs in many different music genres from the 60s on. This collection has her songs from the 60s to the 90s. My favorites are "Blue Bayou" and "You're No Good". Some other songs I like are "Different Drum" (with The Stone Poneys), "Heat Wave", "It's So Easy", "When Will I Be Loved", and "Ooh Baby Baby".