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 rehearsals, 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, saxophone, 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".

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Beach Boys - SMiLE

SMiLE

The never completed SMiLE album by The Beach Boys, from the 1966-1967 sessions, has some of the best songs in pop music, with many psychedelic songs. Some of my favorites are "Heroes and Villains", "Gee", "I'm in Great Shape", "Barnyard", "Good Vibrations", "Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock)", and "The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)". I also like their Pet Sounds and Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys albums.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Very Best of The Doors

The Very Best of The Doors

This collection has many songs from the 60s and 70s of rock band The Doors. "Light My Fire" and "Hello, I Love You" are my favorite songs. Some others I like are "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", "People Are Strange", "Touch Me", "Love Her Madly", "Riders on the Storm", "Strange Days", and "L.A. Woman".

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

Electric Ladyland

The final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience has some of my favorite songs by them; "Little Miss Strange" and "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)". Other songs here are "And the Gods Made Love", "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)", "Crosstown Traffic", "Voodoo Chile", "Long Hot Summer Night", "Gypsy Eyes", "Burning of the Midnight Lamp", "Rainy Day, Dream Away", "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)", "Moon, Turn the Tides...Gently Gently Away", "Still Raining, Still Dreaming", "House Burning Down", "All Along the Watchtower", and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". Electric Ladyland is a strong album, with great guitar playing by Jimi Hendrix. I also like their Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold as Love albums.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love

Axis: Bold as Love

This is the second album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. From 1967, it is blues rock and psychedelic rock. Songs here are "EXP", "Up from the Skies", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Wait Until Tomorrow ", "Ain't No Telling", "Little Wing", If 6 Was 9", "You Got Me Floatin'", "Castles Made of Sand", "She's so Fine", "One Rainy Wish", "Little Miss Lover", and "Bold as Love". I also like their Are You Experienced and Electric Ladyland albums.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced

Are You Experienced

Are You Experienced is the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This 1967 album is blues rock and psychedelic rock. My favorite songs are "Purple Haze", "Fire", and "Manic Depression". Other songs here are "Hey Joe", "Love or Confusion", "May This Be Love", "The Wind Cries Mary", "I Don't Live Today", "Third Stone from the Sun", "Foxey Lady", "Are You Experienced?", "Stone Free", "51st Anniversary", "Highway Chile", "Can You See Me", "Remember" and "Red House". I also like their Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland albums.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Dean Martin is one of my favorite singers, along with Frank Sinatra. This collection has many of his hits from the 40s to the 60s. Some of my favorite songs are "Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)", "Mambo Italiano", "Memories Are Made of This", "Sway", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "Somewhere There's a Someone", and "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart".

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Exciters songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Exciters. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Do-Wah-Diddy
He's Got the Power
Tell Him

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Zombies - Absolutely the Best

Absolutely the Best

The Zombies are a 60s rock band that have some popular 60s songs like "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season". Some other songs I like on this collection are "Leave Me Be", "Tell Her No", "She's Coming Home", "If It Don't Work Out", "I Love You", "Remember You", and "Just Out of Reach".

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Diana Ross & the Supremes - Number 1's

Number 1's

This collection has songs by Diana Ross, Diana Ross & the Supremes, and The Supremes, from the 60s to the 80s. Some of The Supremes songs I like are "Baby Love", "Stop! in the Name of Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", and "Where Did Our Love Go". "Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes. "Upside Down", "I'm Coming Out", and "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross, and "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie.

The Best of Lloyd Price

The Best of Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price had many popular R&B songs in the 50s and 60s. Some of my favorites are "Stagger Lee", "I'm Gonna Get Married", and "Personality." Other songs here are "Just Because", "Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day?)", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", "Come Into My Heart", "Wont'cha Come Home", "Never Let Me Go", "Lady Luck", "No If's - No And's", and "Question".

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Buddy Holly Collection

The Buddy Holly Collection

Buddy Holly was one of the early pioneers of rock and roll music. This is a big collection of fifty songs from the 50s and 60s. Songs he did with The Crickets are also here. The album has some of the best rock and roll music of the era. Some of my favorite songs are "Love Me", "Peggy Sue", "Rave On", "Ready Teddy", "That'll Be the Day", and "What to Do".

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Everly Brothers - Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits

Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits

The Everly Brothers had many rock and roll and rockabilly songs in the 50s and 60s. These are mostly their 50s songs. My favorites are "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "Wake Up Little Susie". Other songs hare are "Bye Bye Love", "I Wonder If I Care as Much", "This Little Girl of Mine", "Brand New Heartache", "Hey Doll Baby", "Claudette", "Bird Dog", "Devoted to You", "Problems", "Love of My Life", "I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail", "Take A Message to Mary", "Poor Jenny", "('Til) I Kissed You", "Let It Be Me", "Since You Broke My Heart", "Like Strangers", and "When Will I Be Loved".

Monday, August 15, 2011

John Coltrane - Interstellar Space

Interstellar Space

Recorded in 1967, Interstellar Space is a highly energetic album of free jazz. The album has some really amazing playing with saxophonist John Coltrane and drummer Rashied Ali. This duet suite is "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", "Saturn", "Leo", and "Jupiter variation". This is one of my favorite jazz albums. I also like his A Love Supreme and Ascension albums.

John Coltrane - Ascension

Ascension

John Coltrane's 1966 album Ascension is unlike any other. It is mostly avant-garde jazz. The album starts with an ensemble, then a musician has a solo which last a few minutes each, then an ensemble again, then another solo from another musician... . Edition I and II are about 40 minutes each. The album has to be listened to several times to fully hear all that is going on. John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson – trumpet, Marion Brown, John Tchicai - alto saxophone, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp - tenor saxophone, McCoy Tyner - piano, Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison - bass, and Elvin Jones - drums. I also like his A Love Supreme and Interstellar Space albums.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best of the Song Books

The Best of the Song Books

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the best jazz vocalists ever. This great collection of her songs is from the 50s and 60s. Some of my favorites are "Something's Gotta Give", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Love for Sale", "Midnight Sun", and "Hooray for Love".

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! from 1969, was Janis Joplin's first solo album after she was with Big Brother & the Holding Company. Blues rock songs "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)", "Maybe", "Little Girl Blue", "Work Me, Lord" and many others, all with great vocals by Janis Joplin.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Big Brother & the Holding Company - Live at Winterland '68

Live at Winterland '68

This is a very energetic live 1968 album of psychedelic and blues rock with Janis Joplin as lead singer on songs. Recorded at Winterland in San Francisco, the songs include "Down on Me", "I Need a Man to Love", "Combination of the Two", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball and Chain", "Down on Me" and many others, all with strong vocals from Janis Joplin. I also like their Cheap Thrills album.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Big Brother & the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

This 1968 album of psychedelic and blues rock is one of the best from the 60s era, with Janis Joplin as lead singer on songs. Songs include "Combination of the Two", "I Need a Man to Love", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Turtle Blues", "Oh, Sweet Mary", and "Ball and Chain". Extra songs on the 1999 edition are "Roadblock", "Flower in the Sun", "Catch Me Daddy" (Live), and "Magic of Love" (Live). I also like their Live at Winterland '68 album.

Monday, April 18, 2011

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme

One of the best jazz albums ever, jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's 1965 album A Love Supreme is a spiritual album. From "Acknowledgement", "Resolution", "Pursuance", to "Psalm ", it is a wonderful album of jazz, with great playing by all musicians. John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, Jimmy Garrison – bass, Elvin Jones – drums, and McCoy Tyner – piano. I also like his Ascension and Interstellar Space albums.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Buckinghams songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Buckinghams. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Kind of a Drag
Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Friday, March 25, 2011

60s wedding songs

I listed some 60s songs for weddings. These songs would be great to play at your wedding. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Then He Kissed Me - by The Crystals
When a Man Loves a Woman - by Percy Sledge

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Zombies songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Zombies. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

She's Not There
Time of the Season

Tony Bennett songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Tony Bennett. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

I Left My Heart in San Francisco
The Best Is Yet to Come

The Shirelles songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Shirelles. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Big John (Ain't You Gonna Marry Me)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow

The Ronettes songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Ronettes. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Be My Baby
(The Best Part of) Breaking Up

The Monkees songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Monkees. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Daydream Believer
I'm a Believer

The Foundations songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Foundations. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Baby, Now That I've Found You
Build Me Up Buttercup

The Drifters songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Drifters. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Save the Last Dance for Me
Under the Boardwalk

The Doors songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Doors. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Hello, I Love You
Light My Fire

The 5th Dimension songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The 5th Dimension. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Up, Up and Away

Steppenwolf songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Steppenwolf. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Born to Be Wild
Magic Carpet Ride

Jan and Dean songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Jan and Dean. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Surf City
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena

Four Tops songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by the Four Tops. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
Reach Out I'll Be There

Creedence Clearwater Revival songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Creedence Clearwater Revival. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Bad Moon Rising
Proud Mary

Ben E. King songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Ben E. King. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Amor
Stand by Me

Bobby Darin songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Bobby Darin. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Lazy River
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

Frank Sinatra songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Frank Sinatra. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Luck Be a Lady
My Kind of Town
My Way
Strangers in the Night
The Best Is Yet to Come

James Brown songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by James Brown. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

I Got the Feelin'
I Got You (I Feel Good)

Jerry Lee Lewis songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Jerry Lee Lewis. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Good Golly Miss Molly
Save the Last Dance for Me

Marvin Gaye songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Marvin Gaye. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Mary Wells songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Mary Wells. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

My Guy
Strange Love

Neil Diamond songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Neil Diamond. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Cherry, Cherry
Sweet Caroline

Pink Floyd songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Pink Floyd. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Astronomy Domine
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Simon & Garfunkel songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by Simon & Garfunkel. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Mrs. Robinson
The Boxer

The Crystals songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Crystals. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

He's Sure the Boy I Love
Then He Kissed Me

The Lovin' Spoonful songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Lovin' Spoonful. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Do You Believe in Magic
Summer in the City

The Isley Brothers songs

I listed some 60s songs I like by The Isley Brothers. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

It's Your Thing
Twist and Shout

Sunday, January 23, 2011

60s rock songs

I listed some 60s rock songs I like. They are all on my must hear 60s songs list.

Different Drum - by The Stone Poneys
Help Me, Rhonda - by The Beach Boys
I Get Around - by The Beach Boys
Proud Mary - by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - by Pink Floyd
Whole Lotta Love - by Led Zeppelin

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ultimate Tony Bennett

Ultimate Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett has many popular songs from the 50s and 60s, in the genre of pop and jazz. "Because of You" and "Rags to Riches" are some of my favorite 50s songs. "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "The Best Is Yet to Come" are some of my favorite 60s songs.