Tag Archives: 1968

CLEAR LIGHT – Clear Light – (Elektra) – 1967

I’ve said it before and I will say it again I will give anything on the Elektra label from the 60s and early 70s a go. Clear light seem to have some musical credibility (or collectability) despite their small output … Continue reading

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CONNIE FRANCIS – Connie & Clyde – Hit Songs of the 30s – (MGM) – 1968

Connie could do anything. She put out albums in (or partially in) Italian, Jewish, Spanish and German. She sang rock, pop, Broadway standards, film songs, country, vocal jazz, R&B, vocal jazz, children's music, spiritual music, schlager music, waltzes, traditionals from … Continue reading

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MELANIE – Born to Be – (Buddah)- 1968

… or '"My First Album" (1970). Apparently, "following Melanie's success at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 Buddha repackaged and reissued the album as My First Album". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_to_Be_(album) Most sources seem to date "My First Album" as 1969 though the copyright … Continue reading

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JOHNNY RIVERS – Realization – (Imperial) – 1968

I've done Rivers a few times on this blog and I always look forward to his albums. Read the other comments for bio and ravings but, in  brief, I can say that it wasn't always like that. I assumed he … Continue reading

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MICKEY NEWBURY – Harlequin Melodies – (RCA) – 1968

Mickey Newbury was born in 1940 in Houston, Texas. wikipedia fills in the biographical details well: "As a teenager, Newbury sang tenor in a moderately successful vocal group called The Embers. The group opened for several famous performers, such as … Continue reading

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GENE PITNEY – She’s a Heartbreaker – (Musicor) – 1968

Check my other comments for biographical details on Gene Pitney. I have said this about him before: “Gene was a consummate (if occasionally melodramatic) vocalist. What he did do was take any song and not always make it his but … Continue reading

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JOE SOUTH – Introspect – (Capitol) – 1968

I have nattered on about Joe South on this blog in the past. I said: White southern soul has always tickled my fancy partially because it knows it can’t "out funk" it’s black counterpart but as recompense it can be, … Continue reading

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TONY BENNETT – Yesterday I Heard the Rain – (Columbia) – 1968

Here I will just be a little more random with my thoughts. Bennett, born 1926, is the last of the great male trad pop singers. As a kid, Elvis led me to Bobby Darin and Bobby led me to trad … Continue reading

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BOBBY VEE – Just Today – (Liberty) – 1968

OK, so I’ve done a few Bobby Vee records in the past.   If you think that I’ve done too many then the bad news for you is there is still a few I have lying around I have yet … Continue reading

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JOHN HARTFORD – Housing Project – (RCA) – 1968

I love John Hartford.   Every time I find a new John Hartford album I become excited with anticipation.   Perhaps it’s because he has such a vast canon to explore and the fact I didn’t really know who he … Continue reading

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