Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by RickH, Oct 6, 2019.
Evie Sands- You’ve got me uptight
A good one!
Nice choice! I’ve had that album since the early 70s.
Tell Her No - The Zombies
We have several threads like this one, notably "Obscure songs from the '60s that you love to share with people" ...
Anyway, from the completely-obscure-but-totally-gorgeous department -
Margaret Mandolph, I Wanna Make You Happy:
Sometimes, a great instrumental isn't so great when a vocal version appears. Thankfully, that wasn't the case here.
Shelby Flint - Cast Your Fate To The Wind 1966
Written by Jackie de Shannon, Splendor in the Grass was also done by The Boys, who were in fact all girls:
So much good stuff here. This is one of my faves. Not exactly obscure, but encapsulates '60s pop and soul like no other.
And Marilyn McCoo. Woof.
The Walker Brothers, My Ship is Coming In:
Right on, man! This tune is fantastic in every language!
RE the Sundowners- I have a couple singles by them, great songs "Blue Green Eyes" and "Sunny Day People", and they are unfortunately not produced by Bones Howe.
The Fountain of Youth, Livin' Too Fast:
Well of course, How can you top a decade that starts off with "Only The Lonely" & "The Twist" then ends with "Journey to The Center of the Mind" & "Hot Smoke and Sassafras"?
Too many favourites, I'll have to think of a "forgotten" track
Here's one of my favorite '60s "should have been a hit."
"Nobody's Fool," by Steve Alaimo
Manfred Mann - My Little Red Book
It says "produced by Dave Gates" on the label.
I assume David Gates, later of Bread.
What a great sounding arrangement!
Notice the thread title says “favorites and forgotten” so it’s not just for obscure songs. You can make two separate posts if you’d like, one of a better known 60’s song, and one of an obscurer track.
Dean and Jean , Please Don't Tell Me Now - sounds older but supposedly mid 60s
Love this track by The Poor. And was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of recent tweets by young people mentioning their admiration for this band’s music.
Yes, it is that David Gates!
The Magic Mushroom I'm Gone 1966:
The Magic Mushroom Cry Baby Cry 1966 (b-side to I'm Gone)
Marty Wilde (Kim's dad) and the original of Jesamine which he wrote.
Best version too.
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