singsong

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This compilation is mostly comprised of soul and pop from the 60s and 70s. I made it for a friend who asked for a mix she could sing along to. I consider it a companion to my “uncommon” 60s compilations Lollipop and Yeh Yeh, also here on my website (and Mixcloud). This mix is a highly accessible and music aficionados will be familiar with some of the tracks, although I’m hoping pleasant surprises lurk within for all.

I also have to express my appreciation for the incredible Aquarium Drunkard music blog, which introduced me to a number of the tracks on this compilation over the past several years.  Check them out!

Click below to stream the compilation:

1. Shirley Ellis “The Clapping Song” (1965)
2. Odetta “Baby, I’m In The Mood For You” (1965)
3. Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime” (1970)
4. Al Stewart “Warren Harding” (1973)
5. Nancy Sinatra “Flowers On The Wall” (1966)
6. Supremes “The Happening” (1968)
7. Ellý Vilhjálms “Vegir liggja til allra átta” (1960s)
8. France Gall “Der Computer Nr 3” (1968)
9. Los Quando’s “Judy Con Disfraz” (1968)
10. Mor Thiam “Ayo Ayo Nene” (1973)
11. Mickey & Sylvia “Dearest” (1957)
12. Nils Lofgren & Grin “Lost a Number” (1972)
13. Alessi Brothers “Seabird” (1976)
14. Kevin Ayers “The Oyster and the Flying Fish” (1970)
15. Charlotte Dada “Don’t Let Me Down” (1971)
16. Brook Benton “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” (1962?)
17. Sparks “Slowboat” (1971)
18. Jackie Shane “Any Other Way” (1963)
19. Naomi And The Boys “As Tears Go By” (1965)
20. Amanaz “Khala My Friend” (1975)
21. Miriam Makeba “Love Tastes Like Strawberries” (1962)
22. Lee Fields & The Expressions “You’re The Kind Of Girl” (2012!)
23. Willie Tee “Walking Up A One Way Street” (1965)
24. Sly & the Family Stone “Underdog” (1970)

Cover art is original concept art for the Pastoral Symphony segment of Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ (1940)

Winter 2014

One Response to singsong

  1. juanluuu says:

    Thank you !!!! A great compilation, as usual 😉 Happy new year !

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