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ROD McKUEN – Other Kinds of Songs – (RCA) – 1966

We probably need a Rod McKuen now more than we ever did. In what seems to be an increasingly polarised world (at least in the middle class secular west) we need him to show that all men aren’t pricks and … Continue reading

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THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Two Yanks in England – (Warner Brothers) – 1966

I love the Everly Brothers. Many people do, though generally, they aren’t as revered as the hell raisers and out and out rock ‘n’ rollers from the 1950s. Elvis will forever reign supreme as he straddled or created a number … Continue reading

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TOMMY ROE – Sweet Pea – (ABC) – 1966

Tommy Roe is another one of those sixties pop stars I like to resurrect. Why. He is, to the wider music public, occasionally derided, rarely discussed, often mistaken, largely forgotten, and greatly undervalued. The mid to late-60s Tommy’s and Bobby’s … Continue reading

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JIM KWESKIN – Relax Your Mind – (Vanguard) – 1966

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band had released two or three albums by the time Jim decided to put out this solo release. Though it's not really "solo" just Jim and some of his band in a less raucous mood. … Continue reading

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JOHNNY CASH – Happiness is You – (Columbia) – 1966

Johnny Cash was quite happy before he was "the man in black". Actually, he was quite upbeat even when he was the man in black This is Johnny's Love Album. Well, the "New Love" Album. Thematically the songs deal with breaking … Continue reading

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TRINI LOPEZ – Trini – (Reprise) – 1966

I have a few Trini Lopez album entries on this blog. Check them out for biographical details of the vastly underrated Trini Lopez. In 1962 Trini hit it big doing occasional originals and many covers all transformed to fit his … Continue reading

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LOU CHRISTIE – Strikes Again – (Roulette) – 1966

I have commented on Christie before though they were earlier comments when this blog was still an email list so they were a little slap dash. To be fair to Lou Christie I should re-vamp what I have said… Allmusic: … Continue reading

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DAVID & JONATHAN – Michelle – (Capitol) – 1966

I love 60s music. It was a pretty amazing decade musically and I’m not just talking about the obvious mainstream recollections of it: Merseybeat, surf music, soul, psychedelia, folk rock. I love all the in-betweens and forgotten sounds: the frat … Continue reading

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JOHNNY CASH – Everybody Loves a Nut – (Columbia) – 1966

They certainly do. But everyone loves someone who is deadly serious and can be pontificated over. Generation X did that to Johnny Cash and his Rick Rubin recordings. But, Johnny put out Christmas albums, kids albums, gospel albums, and this, … Continue reading

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SAM THE SHAM AND THE PHARAOHS – Lil Red Riding Hood – (MGM) -1966

I have commented on another “Sam the Sham” album in a very early post on this blog, when this blog was just an email list actually. Since then I’ve decided to flesh these things out a bit, well at least … Continue reading

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