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TRINI LOPEZ – Live at the Basin St. East – (Reprise) – 1964

Trini was on a roll … His albums were doing well, he had songs in the charts, and his shows were well attended. The albums that broke him, especially his earlier live albums from 1963 “Trini Lopez at PJ's’ and … Continue reading

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BOBBY RYDELL – The Top Hits of 1963 Sung By Bobby Rydell – (Cameo) – 1964

The music is both streetwise and innocent. Can they exist together? Yes, Cast your mind back to a time when you were a teen. You thought you knew it all and you had all the answers and you tried to … Continue reading

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GENE PITNEY – Gene Italiano – (CBS) – 1964

Important things were happening in music in 1964. Gene Pitney sings in Italian. And, why not? Pitney's hyper emotional style with his operatic vocal tendencies is perfect for Italian pop music of the 60s. The beat and pop appeal to … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – The Latin Album – (Reprise) – 1964

If there is one person who could do a Latin album it's Trini Lopez. And, it was inevitable. As the title suggests it's not "a" Latin album but "The" Latin album. This isn't just a matter of semantics, it's a … Continue reading

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JOHNNY RIVERS – at the Whiskey a Go Go – (Imperial) – 1964

This is Johnny River's influential first album. Influential in that it set the style for him over his next five or six albums and also influential, musically, because a whole little subgenre of rock n roll was created …. the … Continue reading

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Everything is A-OK! – (RCA) – 1964

I have waxed lyrical about The Astronauts on this blog before so refer to those comments for background and philosophical ruminations, if any. I can't move forward without saying The Astronauts were a working bad. By that I mean , … Continue reading

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Astronauts Orbit Kampus – (RCA) – 1964

The Astronauts live at The Tulagi in Boulder, Colorado!   I don’t know if the guys went to University (orbit Kampus? In any event the “K” is prior to The Kinks going crazy with “K’s) though I suspect not as … Continue reading

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THE JORDANAIRES – This Land – (CBS) – 1964

what Frank is listening to #203 – THE JORDANAIRES – This Land – (CBS) – 1964 Sorry lovers of squealing guitars, thumping drums, pulsating bass lines … but no instrument soothes my addled nerves more than the human voice. And I'm … Continue reading

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PETER AND GORDON – Peter and Gordon – (Columbia) – 1964

Peter Asher and Gordon Waller always crop up on "hits" albums of the 60s and indeed they should as they had many hits in the 60s.   from allmusic: In June 1964, Peter & Gordon became the very first British Invasion … Continue reading

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BOB GIBSON – Where I’m Bound – (Elektra) – 1964

  I have been asked before and I say again … yes these comments are off the top of my head apart from obvious biographical detail or where I have acknowledged otherwise.   I said back in #112 … "I went … Continue reading

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