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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Hard ‘n’ Heavy (with marshmallow) – (Columbia) – 1969

Paul Revere & the Raiders are a joy and should be in the pantheon of rock groups. Perhaps The Raiders are closer to that status in the United States but here, in Australia, they are relatively unknown. I suspect we … Continue reading

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JOE JEFFREY – My Pledge of Love – (Scepter) – 1969

This is another one of those records I’ve had sitting around for many years. I recall listening to it a long time ago and thinking it’s patchy but there is something there.   Accordingly it was relegated to the “maybe” … Continue reading

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CROSBY STILLS & NASH – Crosby Stills & Nash – (Atlantic) – 1969

At one stage back in the mid 80s I had most of the various permeations of Stills, Crosby, Nash, and (later) Young. It was in a post Byrds frenzy I managed to pick ‘em all as they were everywhere in … Continue reading

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GRASS ROOTS – Leaving it All Behind – (Dunhill) – 1969

I commented on another earlier Grass Roots album very early in my blogging (or group email) career.   Back then I said: “I’m really keen to listen to this (notwithstanding its been a sitting in a pile for over a … Continue reading

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JOE SOUTH – Games People Play – (Capitol) – 1969

what Frank is listening to #208 – JOE SOUTH – Games People Play – (Capitol) – 1969 I am a big fan of the song "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" which I first heard as an Elvis cover.   … Continue reading

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THE FREE DESIGN – Heaven/Earth – 1969 – (Project 3)

what Frank is listening to #199 – THE FREE DESIGN – Heaven/Earth – 1969 – (Project 3)   More "Free Design" …. back in what Frank is listening to #176  I nattered on about "Free Design" and "sunshine pop" as … Continue reading

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FLOYD WESTERMAN – Custer Died for Your Sins – (Perception) – 1969

At the outset I point out to those who refer to any grammar inconsistencies or for the "bitiness" of paragraphs that these comments are written contemporaneously with the listening to of the record (usually while I am doing something else) … Continue reading

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GARY LEWIS – I’m on the Right Road Now – (Liberty) – 1969

  On almost the eve of Elvis' birthday I have up this album up for comment … on the basis of a tribute song.   If you are a regular reader of these posts then you will have encountered Gary Lewis … Continue reading

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DION – Wonder Where I’m Bound – (Columbia) – 1969

I have commented on Dion in the past …   We all remember Dion for the white doo-wop and rock hits but there was a time when he made inroads into the charts playing singer-songwriter material.   allmusic: "Bridging the … Continue reading

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GREAT SPECKLED BIRD – Great Speckled Bird – (Ampex) – 1969

I got this for $5 at a sale and it was well worth it, if for no other reason than it is worth more than $5. Money aside it was a Ian & Sylvia side project and I have been … Continue reading

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