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TRINI LOPEZ– Now! – (Reprise) – 1967

Is it wrong to love the music of Trini Lopez? To answer that you would have to ask yourself what you get out of the music. The important word in that sentence is "you". If "you" love the music, for … Continue reading

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JIM KWESKIN – Jump For Joy – (Vanguard) – 1967

In commenting of Kweskin’s “America” LP from 1971 I said this: The beauty of Kweskin and his band though is they were not traditionalists. There was a good dose of humour and more than a passing lip service to the … Continue reading

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GENE PITNEY – Golden Greats – (CBS) – 1967

I have commented on a few other Gene Pitney albums in the past so check those out for biographical details. I have said this in the past before: “Gene was a consummate (if occasionally melodramatic) vocalist. What he did do … Continue reading

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Revolution! – (Columbia) – 1967

There is nothing quite like a Paul Revere and the Raiders album. To a relatively recent convert to their music, like myself, each album is a revelation. They have always worked a kind of musical juggling act between trying to … Continue reading

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BOBBY DARIN – Something Special – (Atlantic) – 1967

Bobby Darin is a legend. I get tired starting comments with the so and so is a legend. But I have to. I find it easy to put it out there from the start and then work backwards. Which is … Continue reading

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Travellin’ Men – (RCA) – 1967

  1967.     This is the final recorded gasp of The Astronauts.     Despite trying to keep up with the times they had changed quickly. It was only 4 years earlier, in 1963, that their first album was … Continue reading

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THE CYRKLE – Neon – (Columbia ) – 1967

I first found out about The Cyrkle about two years ago and they were a pleasant surprise. They will never become critical darlings or rediscovered “lost” artists of the 60s but they certainly put out music which is well above … Continue reading

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Goin’ To Memphis – (Columbia) – 1967

No garage, no pop, no psych.   This is not what you would expect from a Paul Revere and the Raiders album.   Here, lead singer Mark Lindsay has decided to tackle black soul.   I say “Mark Lindsay” specifically … Continue reading

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GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS – New Directions – (Liberty) – 1967

what Frank is listening to #229 – GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS – New Directions – (Liberty) – 1967 Hey, I've waxed lyrical about Gary Lewis on this blog already. Search those entries for background etc.   It would be … Continue reading

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THE HOMBRES – Let It Out – (Verve) – 1967

I've been hanging to play this album since I got it … which wasn't that long ago. It was one I've been looking for for some time but it was always too expensive locally. Luckily I won this copy for under … Continue reading

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