Your favorite music from 1962

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Terrapin Station, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:27 AM.

  1. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

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    Made in Philly but went down well in good old Liverpool I believe... Amazing song.
     
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  2. varispeed

    varispeed what if?

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    In terms of billboard top 100, I loved every single record released that year. Truly a wonderful year for radio. Right up there with 1959 for me.
     
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  3. HairyWeimer

    HairyWeimer Never be surprised until you're surprised.

    Telstar by The Tornados, as a kid I loved listening to this on my transistor radio....happy days
     
  4. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    The Duke of Earl

     
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  5. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

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    :kilroy: It Might As Well Rain Until September / Carole King

     
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  6. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    It always sounded to me like the drummer on this recording couldn’t quite keep up during the drum fills in the middle part. I’m surprised James would allow this!

    Unless it’s so painstakingly funky that I’m not hearing it!
     
  7. GregM

    GregM Ready to cross that fine line

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    Daddyland, CA
    Bill Evans - Moonbeams
    Coltrane Plays the Blues
    Coltrane (Impulse)
     
  8. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    'Uptown' - the Crystals


    Barbara Alston - lead
     
  9. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    The drummer was James his bad self ..

    From Alan Leeds' notes with "The Singles Volume Two" it appears that Nat Kendrick, the drummer on the session was on a "bathroom break" and James "impatiently climbed behind the drums and counted it off" - the session tape indicates that James recorded the vocal simultaneously with the instrumental track
     
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  10. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions

     
  11. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

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    Michigan
    here's a few I like from '62

    You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
    No More Auction Block (live at gaslight) - Bob Dylan
    Day Dream - Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn
    Mama - Roy Orbison
    Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney
    Silhouettes - The Ronettes
    It's Love That Really Counts (In The End) - The Shirelles
    September Song - Frank Sinatra
    Crying In The Rain - the Everly Brothers
     
  12. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    GET OUT! I did NOT know that!

    Now I get it!
     
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  13. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    I've always felt 1962 was lacking in the number of great records.
    Not so much! Thanks everyone for posting these!

    I do think 1963 was a better classic year for hit records, though, and still do.
     
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  14. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss) - The Crystals

     
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  15. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

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  16. fantgolf

    fantgolf Forum Resident

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    Rochester, MN
    Here is a few (not my favorite year):

    Good Luck Charm – Elvis Presley
    Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys
    Dream Baby (How long Must I Dream?) – Roy Orbison
    Green Onions – Booker T. & The MG’S
    Do You Love Me? - The Contours
     
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  17. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    'Love Letters' - Ketty Lester


    Lincoln Mayogra - piano
     
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  18. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    'Success' - Loretta Lynn

     
  19. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    And one from the UK -

    'I Can Tell' - Johnny Kidd & the Pirates


    Mick Green - guitar
     
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  21. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

  22. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

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    Placerville, CA
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  23. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    Hmmm.lemme think real hard about this one

     
  24. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

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    :kilroy: Bacharach & Daivd were a presence that year. The 2nd and 4th verses of this have different lyrics than what everyone's used to:



    The Fairmount Singers / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
     
  25. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire, UK
    'Don't Make Me Over' - Dionne Warwick - released at the end of 1962 (and here lip-synced by Dionne a year or two later)

     
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