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    1965- the beginning of an amazing stretch run for popular music that lasted at least 8 years.  I like to refer to it was the “Impressionist” era of rock music as it was a time period where many great artists came together to create amazing and influential (both culturally and musically) art & music.     By ’65 both soul music and the British Invasion had really set in.  The best of the British Invasion bands-  The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, The Hollies, Them, The Zombies & the Yardbirds were each maturing in their own way and helping to move music forward in the process.  The blues-based side of the Invasion led by the Stones, Animals and Yardbirds had now moved simply ape-ing black based blues & soul and 50’s rock n’ roll.  The Stones were beginning to write more and more of their own hits- including “Satisfaction”, “Get Off My Cloud”, “The Last Time”, “Heart of Stone” & “Play With Fire” that would soon become rock standards.  The Animals released three of their biggest hits in ’65 with “It’s My Life”, “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.  The Yardbirds were moving toward both a more pop formula (see “For Your Love”) and a psychedelic blues (see “Evil Hearted You”) much to the chagrin of lead guitarist Eric Clapton who would soon leave the band.  After helping to invent punk rock and/or hard rock the previous year with “You Really Got me”, The Kinks and singer and main songwriter Ray Davies settled in ’65 to release a slew of hits including some of the best and most enduring songs of their career (see below).  The Who released their debut single “I Can’t Explain” and their their debut album “The Who Sings My Generation”, which included the immortal title cut, creating the mod sound, which played American soul music with a reckless abandon never heard before.  It took what the Kinks did the previous year with “You Really Got Me” to a whole other level.


    As important as all of the above groups were to music in ’65, no one was more defining than The Beatles and Bob Dylan.  The Beatles had kick-started the British invasion only two years earlier (only a year earlier in America).  Taking their cues from Bob Dylan, they had matured their sound beginning with the “Help!” album but especially with “Rubber Soul”.  Each album contained musically more sophisticated songs like the acoustic “Yesterday” and “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” on “Help!” and “Norwegian Wood” and “In My Life” on “Rubber Soul”.  Each of the “Rubber Soul” songs along with others like “Nowhere Man” also lyrically rose above the typical boy meets girl lyrics typical of all pop songs prior to that year.  In fact ’65 was really the first year of the album as an art form.  And the Beatles and especially Bob Dylan deserve the majority of the credit.  Somehow the Beatles also found time to record and release #1 non-album singles like “Day Tripper” and “We Can Work It Out” between these two albums.  They were clearly operating on all cylinders.  Dylan also released two of his very best albums in ’65 with “Bringing It All Back Home”, and “Highway 61 Revisted”.  After 3 or 4 years as the hero of the folk protest movement, both albums moved away from the all acoustic folk sound and toward a more rock based sound containing existential often absurdist lyrics.  It seems that The Beatles, Stones et al influenced Dylan as much as he influenced them.  Dylan’s defining song “Like a Rolling Stone”  came out in ’65 and proved to be a game changer.  No single that long had ever stood a chance on radio or the top 40 chart.  As a result all old rules would start to be broken and the sound just a few years later would be vastly different than that of the early sixties.  It’s hard to imagine the music scene changing so fast in the present era.


    Out West the Beach Boys were beginning to change their sound as well.   Leader/genius Brian Wilson would also begin to focus his lyrics on subject matter other than cars, surf & girls & would begin to grab more control of the band in the studio creating dazzling works like “California Girls”- a prelude to his/their magnum opus the “Pet Sounds” released the following year.  Their two albums “Today!” and “Summer Days, and Summer Nights” included two of their best and most well known songs- the aforementioned “Girls” and “Help Me Rhonda” along with a bunch of under appreciated gems that were only minor hits or album tracks.  The Byrds also invented Folk Rock by combining the folk lyrics of artists like Bob Dylan (and covering many of his actual songs) with the harmonizing of the Beach Boys and the guitar based sound of the British Invasion.  The jangly sound would prove hugely influential on countless bands in the future including Big Star, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, R.E.M. and pretty much every power pop band to ever record.


    By ’65 the Motown sound of Detroit was also a dominate force.  The label had huge hits throughout the early sixties but everything started to line up for them starting in ’65.  The Supremes, their biggest group, were smack dab in the middle of their string of #1 hits & the Temptations, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Four Tops & Martha & the Vandellas released many of their best as well.  Solo performer Marvin Gaye had two major hits as well with “I’ll Be Doggone” and “Ain’t That Peculiar”.  He would soar to even bigger heights a few years later with his run of smash duets with Tammi Terrell.  Second tier acts like Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Mary Wells (one of their major acts a few years earlier) & the Marvelettes (ditto) each released some of their best records as well.  Soul music wasn’t just coming out of Detroit either- the Stax/Volt label out of Memphis had a harder, funkier soul sound led by artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave & Booker T & the Mg’s (the Stax House band along with the Memphis Horns).  Great blues-based soul was coming out of Chess Studios in Chicago and a major blues revival was taking place as well.  Many of the blues greats, some who were never very financially successful in the past, were enjoying quite a renaissance much of which was due to all of the reverence shown to them by the British Invasion bands and white American bands like the Paul Butterfield Blues band who played authentic blues.  It’s amazing how the Brits and Europeans in general seem to appreciate American music more than we, as Americans do.  Two of the inventors of soul in the late 50’s, had some of their most important recordings released in 1965 as well.  Sam Cooke, who had been fatally shot the previous year, released perhaps his best song, the Civil right anthem “A Change is Gonna Come”.  James Brown invented the blueprint of Funk with “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and “I Got You (I Feel Good)”.


    Great music seemed to be coming from everywhere.  As a result of the huge popularity of rock n’ roll and the British Invasion bands in particular, thousands of bands were cropping up in America and Europe- many of which were pale imitations of better bands.  But others would be good for one or two great hits/songs and a few others like The Sonics and The Seeds would be able to eek out a career for a few years or more.  Although the sound & location of the bands varied greatly, it was collectively known as garage rock and formed the basis (along with The Kinks & the Who) of Punk Rock.  The vast majority of these bands and songs faded out of consciousness within months or a year or two of their initial splash, but critic (and future Patti Smith band member) Lenny Kaye combined some of the best of it into the immortal 1972 compilation called “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the first Psychedelic Era 1965-68”.  The best of the music is still widely celebrated today and was massively influential and much of the hard rock recorded from the 1970’s onward.






    THE BEATLES- RUBBER SOUL

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    BOB DYLAN- BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME

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    JOHN COLTRANE- A LOVE SUPREME

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    OTIS REDDING- OTIS BLUE/OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL

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    THE ROLLING STONES- NOW!

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    THE BYRDS- MR. TAMBOURINE MAN

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    THE BEACH BOYS- TODAY!

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    THE BEATLES- HELP!

    *Not available via iTunes

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    HORACE SILVER- SONG FOR MY FATHER

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    SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES- GOING TO A GO GO

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    THE WHO- SINGS MY GENERATION

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    B.B. KING- LIVE AT THE REGAL

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    THE ROLLING STONES- OUT OF OUR HEADS

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    BOB DYLAN- HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED

    Buy Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

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    VINCE GUARALDI TRIO- A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

    Buy Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered)

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  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 1

    Best of 1965 Volume 1 (2/18/02)

    1.  The Who- My Generation

    Buy The Who - My Generation (Deluxe Edition) - My Generation

    2.  The Rolling Stones- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

    Buy The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    3.  The Animals- It’s My Life

    Buy The Animals - The Best of The Animals - It's My Life

    4.  James Brown- Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Part 1)

    Buy James Brown - James Brown: Greatest Hits - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1

    5.  Jr. Walker & the All Stars- Shotgun

    Buy Junior Walker & The All Stars - The Ultimate Collection: Junior Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun

    6.  Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs- Wooly Bully

    Buy Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully

    7.  Martha & the Vandellas- Nowhere to Run

    Buy Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere to Run

    8.  Fontella Bass- Rescue Me

    Buy Fontella Bass - Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest - Rescue Me

    9.  The Supremes- Stop! In the Name of Love

    Buy The Supremes - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology - Stop! In The Name Of Love

    10.  The Marvelettes- Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead

    Buy The Marvelettes - The Ultimate Collection: The Marvelettes - Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead

    11.  Solomon Burke- Got to Get You off My Mind

    Buy Solomon Burke - The Very Best of Solomon Burke - Got to Get You Off My Mind

    12.  Little Anthony & the Imperials- Hurt So Bad

    Buy Little Anthony and The Imperials - The Best of Little Anthony & The Imperials - Hurt So Bad

    13.  Dean Martin- You’re Nobody Til’ Somebody Loves You

    Buy Dean Martin - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin - You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You

    14.  The Lovin’ Spoonful- Do You Believe in Magic?

    Buy The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic - Do You Believe In Magic?

    15.  The Rascals- I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore

    Buy The Rascals - Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits - I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore

    16.  The Tradewinds- New York’s A Lonely Town

    Buy The Tradewinds - Original Rock & Roll Classics - New York's a Lonely Town

    17.  The Beach Boys- Help Me Rhonda

    Buy The Beach Boys - Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Help Me, Rhonda (Single Version)

    18.  The Burds- Mr. Tambourine Man

    Buy The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man - Mr. Tambourine Man

    19.  Gerry & the Pacemakers- Ferry Cross the Mersey

    Buy Gerry & The Pacemakers - 60s Gold - Ferry Across the Mersey

    20.  The Kinks- Where Have all the Good Times Gone?

    *This version not available on iTunes                           Buy Greatest HitsAlbum via Amazon

    21.  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles- The Tracks of My Tears

    Buy Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go & Away We A-Go-Go - The Tracks of My Tears

    22.  Otis Redding- I’ve Been Loving You Too Long

    Buy Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] - I've Been Loving You Too Long

    23.  Wilson Pickett- In the Midnight Hour

    Buy Wilson Pickett - The Very Best of Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

    24.  The Impressions- People Get Ready

    Buy The Impressions - Ultimate Collection: The Impressions - People Get Ready

    25.  Sam Cooke- Change is Gonna Come

    Buy Sam Cooke - 30 Greatest Hits - Sam Cooke Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 - A Change Is Gonna Come

    26.  Bob Dylan- Like A Rolling Stone

    Buy Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - Like a Rolling Stone

    27.  The Beatles- In My Life

    *Not available via iTunes                                BuyRubber Soul (Remastered) Album via Amazon



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 2

    Best of 1965 Volume 2 (2/18/02)

    1.  Them- Gloria

    Buy Them - Still On Top - The Greatest Hits - Gloria

    2.  The Seeds- Can’t Seem to Make You Mine

    Buy The Seeds - The Seeds - Can't Seem to Make You Mine

    3.  The Yardbirds- Heart Full of Soul

    Buy The Yardbirds - Shapes of Things - The Very Best of the Yardbirds - Heart Full of Soul

    4.  The Kinks- A Well Respected Man

    Buy The Kinks - Juno (Music from the Motion Picture) - A Well Respected Man

    5.  Marvin Gaye- I’ll Be Doggone

    Buy Marvin Gaye - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone

    6.  The Four Tops- I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Punch)

    Buy The Four Tops - Motown 1's - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

    7.  The Temptations- My Girl

    Buy The Temptations - Motown 1's - My Girl

    8.  Sam & Dave- You Don’t Know Like I Know

    Buy Sam & Dave - The Best of Sam & Dave - You Don't Know Like I Know

    9.  Billy Stewart- Sitting in the Park

    Buy Billy Stewart - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Stewart - Sitting in the Park

    10.  James Brown- I Got You ( I Feel Good)

    Buy James Brown - Number 1's - I Got You (I Feel Good) [1965 Single - Mono]

    11.  Sir Douglass Quintet- She’s About A Mover

    Buy Sir Douglas Quintet - The Best of Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About a Mover

    12.  The Sonics- Strychnine

    *Not available via iTunes                           Buy Here Are the Sonics Album via Amazon

    13.  The Animals- Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Buy The Animals - The Best of The Animals - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    14.  Slim Harpo- Baby Scratch My Back

    Buy Slim Harpo - The Best of Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back

    15.  The Rolling Stones- Get Off My Cloud

    Buy The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's) [Remastered] - Get Off My Cloud

    16.  The McCoys- Hang on Sloopy

    Buy The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy - The Best of the McCoys - Hang On Sloopy

    17.  The Knickerbockers- Lies

    Buy The Knickerbockers - Best of The Knickerbockers - Lies

    18.  The Hollies- Look Through Any Window

    Buy The Hollies - The Hollies' Greatest Hits - Look Through Any Window

    19.  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles- Ooh Baby Baby

    Buy The Miracles - All Time Greatest Hits - Ooh Baby Baby

    20.  The Byrds- I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better

    Buy The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better

    21.  The Beach Boys- California Girls

    Buy The Beach Boys - Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - California Girls

    22.  The Beatles- Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

    *Not available via iTunes                        Buy Rubber Soul (Remastered) Album via Amazon

    23.  Edwin Starr- Agent Double O’ Soul

    Buy Edwin Starr - The Very Best of Edwin Starr - Agent Double-O-Soul

    24.  The Supremes- I Hear A Symphony

    Buy The Supremes - The Ultimate Collection: Diana Ross & The Supremes - I Hear a Symphony

    25.  The Who- I Can’t Explain

    Buy The Who - My Generation (Deluxe Edition) - I Can't Explain

    26.  Bob Dylan- It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

    Buy Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

    27.  Frank Sinatra- It Was A Very Good Year

    Buy Frank Sinatra - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered) - It Was a Very Good Year




  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 3

    Best of 1965 Volume 3 (12/1/03)

    1.  Them- Here Comes the Night

    Buy Them - Still On Top - The Greatest Hits (Remastered) - Here Comes the Night

    2.  The Who- Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

    Buy The Who - The Ultimate Collection - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

    3.  The Yardbirds- I’m A Man

    Buy The Yardbirds - Shapes of Things - The Very Best of the Yardbirds - I'm a Man

    4.  The Pretty Things- Roadrunner

    *Not available via iTunes                               Buy Come See Me: The Very Best of the Pretty Things Album via Amazon

    5.  Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels- Jenny Take A Ride

    Buy Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - The Best of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take a Ride

    6.  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles- Going to a Go Go

    Buy Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go & Away We A-Go-Go - Going to a Go-Go

    7.  The Gentrys- Keep on Dancing

    Buy The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing / Twist and Shout - Single - Keep On Dancing

    8.  The Strangeloves- I Want Candy

    Buy The Strangeloves - I Want Candy: The Best of the Strangeloves - I Want Candy

    9.  The Sonics- Psycho

    Buy The Sonics - Maintaining My Cool - Psycho

    10.  Cannibal & the Headhunters- Land of 1,000 Dances

    Buy Cannibal And The Headhunters - Land of 1000 Dances - Songs of the 60's - Land of 1000 Dances

    11.  Paul Revere & the Raiders- Just Like Me

    Buy Paul Revere & The Raiders - Greatest Hits - Just Like Me

    12.  The Kinks- I Need You

    *Not available via iTunes                                Buy Greatest Hits Album via Amazon

    13.  The Temptations- Since I Lost My Baby

    Buy The Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - Since I Lost My Baby

    14.  The Rolling Stones- Heart of Stone

    Buy The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones, Now! - Heart of Stone

    15.  Bob Dylan- Positively 4th St.

    Buy Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street

    16.  The Beach Boys- Girl Don’t Tell Me

    Buy The Beach Boys - Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Girl Don't Tell Me

    17.  The Beatles- We Can Work it Out

    *Not available via iTunes                                       Buy Past Masters, Vol. 1 Album via Amazon

    18.  The Byrds- Turn! Turn! Turn!

    Buy The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)

    19.  Marvin Gaye- Ain’t That Peculiar

    Buy Marvin Gaye - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar

    20.  The Radiants- Voice Your Choice

    Buy The Radiants - Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest - Voice Your Choice

    21.  Otis Redding- Just One More Day

    Buy Otis Redding - The Soul Album - Just One More Day

    22.  Barbara Lewis- Baby I’m Yours

    Buy Barbara Lewis - Her Very Best - Baby, I'm Yours

    23.  The Supremes- Back in My Arms Again

    Buy The Supremes - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology - Back in My Arms Again

    24.  The Lovin’ Spoonful- You Didn’t Have to be so Nice

    Buy The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream - You Didn't Have to Be So Nice

    25.  The Castaways- Liar Liar

    Buy The Castaways - 20th Century Rocks: 60's Rock Bands - Wild Thing - Liar, Liar

    26.  The Four Seasons- Let’s Hang On

    Buy Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Very Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Let's Hang On

    27.  Del Shannon- Stranger in Town

    Buy Del Shannon - 20 Greats - Stranger In Town

    28.  Billy Stewart- I Do Love You

    BuyBilly Stewart - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Stewart - I Do Love You



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 4

    Best of 1965 Volume 4 (12/6/03)

    1.  The Animals- We Gotta Get Out of this Place

    Buy The Animals - The Best of The Animals - We Gotta Get Out of This Place

    2.  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Born in Chicago

    Buy The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Born In Chicago

    3.  The Beatles- Ticket to Ride

    *Not available via iTunes                                 Buy Help! (Remastered) Album via Amazon

    4.  The Kinks- Set Me Free

    *Not available via iTunes                                  Buy Greatest Hits Album via Amazon

    5.  Otis Redding- I Can’t Turn You Loose

    Buy Otis Redding - The Very Best of Otis Redding - I Can't Turn You Loose

    6.  Sam Cooke- Shake

    Buy Sam Cooke - 30 Greatest Hits - Sam Cooke Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 - Shake

    7.  The Temptations- Don’t Look Back

    Buy The Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - Don't Look Back

    8.  The Supremes- Nothing But Heartaches

    Buy The Supremes - The Ultimate Collection: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Nothing But Heartaches

    9.  Ray Charles- Crying Time

    Buy Ray Charles - Genius - The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection - Crying Time

    10.  The Four Tops- Ask the Lonely

    Buy The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collection: Four Tops - Ask the Lonely

    11.  Jackie DeShannon- What the World Needs Now is Love

    Buy Jackie DeShannon - The Very Best of Jackie DeShannon - What the World Needs Now Is Love

    12.  The Beach Boys- Please Let Me Wonder

    Buy The Beach Boys - Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Please Let Me Wonder

    13.  The Righteous Brothers- Just Once in My Life

    Buy Righteous Brothers - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody - Just Once in My Life

    14.  The Impressions- Woman’s Got Soul

    Buy The Impressions - Ultimate Collection: The Impressions - Woman's Got Soul

    15.  B.B. King- Sweet Little Angel (Live)

    Buy B.B. King - Live at the Regal - Sweet Little Angel

    16.  Them- Mystic Eyes

    *Not available via iTunes                                    Buy Them Featuring Van Morrison Album via Amazon

    17.  Paul Revere & the Raiders- Steppin’ Out

    Buy Paul Revere & The Raiders - Greatest Hits - Steppin' Out

    18.  The Pretty Things- Midnight to Six Man

    Buy The Pretty Things - Get the Picture? - Midnight to Six Man

    19.  The Yardbirds- For Your Love

    Buy The Yardbirds - Shapes of Things - The Very Best of the Yardbirds - For Your Love

    20.  The Brogues- I Ain’t No Miracle Worker

    Buy The Brogues - The Brogues - EP - I Ain't No Miracle Worker

    21.  The Zombies- Tell Her No

    Buy The Zombies - The Original Studio Recordings, Vol. 1 - Tell Her No

    22.  The Rolling Stones- The Last Time

    Buy The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads - The Last Time

    23.  Merle Haggard- (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers

    Buy Merle Haggard - Strangers - (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers

    24.  Son House- Death Letter

    Buy Son House - Father of the Delta Blues - The Complete 1965 Sessions - Death Letter

    25.  Bob Dylan- It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

    Buy Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)




  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 5

    Best of 1965 Volume 5 (2/26/06)

    1.  Bob Dylan- Subterranean Homesick Blues

    Buy Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - Subterranean Homesick Blues

    2.  Otis Redding- Respect

    Buy Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] - Respect

    3.  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Blues With A Feeling

    Buy The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Blues With a Feeling

    4.  The Yardbirds- Evil Hearted You

    Buy The Yardbirds - Shapes of Things - The Very Best of the Yardbirds - Evil Hearted You

    5.  The Rolling Stones- Play With Fire

    Buy The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads - Play With Fire

    6.  The Shangri-Las- Out in the Streets

    Buy The Shangri-Las - The Very Best Of The Shangri-Las - Out In The Streets

    7.  Jay & the Americans- Cara, Mia

    Buy Jay And The Americans - Come a Little Bit Closer - The Best of Jay & the Americans - Cara Mia

    8.  The Toys- A Lover’s Concerto

    Buy The Toys - The Toys Sing "A Lover's Concerto" and "Attack!" - A Lover's Concerto

    9.  The Chiffons- Nobody Knows What’s Goin’ On In My Mind But Me

    *Not available via iTunes                              Buy The Best of the Chiffons [20 of Their Greatest Hits} Album via Amazon

    10.  The Marvelows- I Do

    *Not available via iTunes                                   Buy Golden Classics Edition Album via Amazon

    11.  Barbara Lewis- Make Me Your Baby

    Buy Barbara Lewis - Her Very Best - Make Me Your Baby

    12.  Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders- The Game of Love

    Buy Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - The Game of Love

    13.  The Marvelettes- I’ll Keep Holding On

    Buy The Marvelettes - The Ultimate Collection: The Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On

    14.  Fontella Bass & Bobby McLure- Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing

    Buy Bobby McClure & Fontella Bass - Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest - Don't Mess Up a Good Thing

    15.  The Dave Clark Five- Over and Over

    Buy The Dave Clark Five - The Dave Clark Five: The Hits (Bonus Track Version) - Over and Over

    16.  The Lovin’ Spoonful- Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind

    Buy The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic - Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?

    17.  the Kinks- Tired of Waiting for You

    *Not available via iTunes                                       Buy Greatest Hits Album via Amazon

    18.  The Who- A Legal Matter

    Buy The Who - My Generation (Deluxe Edition) - A Legal Matter

    19.   Nita Rossi- Untrue, Unfaithful (that Was You)

    *Not available via iTunes                            Buy One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found Album via Amazon

    20.  The Byrds- You Won’t Have to Cry

    Buy The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man - You Won't Have to Cry

    21.  Petula Clark- I Know A Place

    Buy Petula Clark - The Ultimate Petula Clark - I Know a Place

    22.  Donovan- Catch the Wind

    Buy Donovan - The Essential Donovan - Catch the Wind

    23.  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles- Choosey Beggar

    Buy Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go & Away We A-Go-Go - Choosey Beggar

    24.  The Beatles- Day Tripper

    *Not available via iTunes                             Buy Past Masters, Vol. 1 Album via Amazon

    25.  Lee Dorsey- Ride Your Pony

    Buy Lee Dorsey - Freedom for the Funk - Ride Your Pony

    26.  The Statler Brothers- Flowers on the Wall

    Buy Statler Brothers - The Best of the Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall

    27.  The Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild

    Buy The Beach Boys - Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Let Him Run Wild

    28.  Brenda Holloway- When I’m Gone

    Buy Brenda Holloway - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone

    29.  The Four Seasons- Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)

    BuyFrankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Very Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)



  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 6

    Best of 1965 Volume 6 (3/1/06)

    1.  The Rolling Stones- I’m Free

    Buy The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's) [Remastered] - I'm Free

    2.  The Moody Blues- Go Now!

    Buy The Moody Blues - Anthology: the Moody Blues - Go Now!

    3.  Sir Mack Rice- Mustang Sally

    Buy Sir Mack Rice - Get That Money - Mustang Sally

    4.  Don Covay- See Saw

    Buy Don Covay - Sock It to 'Em Soul - Seesaw

    5.  The Contours- Fist I Look at the Purse

    Buy Contours - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of the Contours - First I Look at the Purse

    6.  The Dave Clark Five- Catch Us if You Can

    Buy The Dave Clark Five - The Dave Clark Five: The Hits (Bonus Track Version) - Catch Us If You Can

    7.  The Zombies- Just Out of Reach

    Buy The Zombies - I Love You - Just Out of Reach (Mono Version)

    8.  Willie Tee- Teasin’ You

    Buy Willie Tee - Teasin' You - Teasin' You

    9.  The Knight Bros.- Temptation ‘Bout to Get Me

    Buy The Knight Brothers - Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest - Temptation 'Bout to Get Me

    10.  The Velvelettes- He Was Really Sayin’ Something

    Buy The Velvelettes - The Very Best of the Valvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Something

    11.  The Ad Libs- The Boy from New York City

    Buy The Ad Libs - The Leader of the Pack: Super 18 Hits - The Boy from New York City

    12.  Kim Weston- Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little  While)

    Buy Kim Weston - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kim Weston - Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)

    13.  The Beau Brummels- Just a Little

    Buy The Beau Brummels - Introducing the Beau Brummels - Just a Little

    14.  The Remains- Why Do I Cry

    Buy The Remains - The Remains - Why Do I Cry

    15.  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles- My Girl Has Gone

    Buy Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go & Away We A-Go-Go - My Girl Has Gone

    16.  Little Richard- I Don’t Know What You Got, But It’s Got Me (Parts 1 & 2)

    Buy Little Richard - Talking 'Bout Soul - I Don't Know What You Got Parts 1 & 2

    17.  Them- Baby Please Don’t Go

    Buy Them - Still On Top - The Greatest Hits (Remastered) - Baby Please Don't Go

    18.  The Yardbirds- Train Kept A Rollin’

    Buy The Yardbirds - Shapes of Things - The Very Best of the Yardbirds - Train Kept A-Rollin'

    19.  Bob Dylan- Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

    Buy Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

    20.  Otis Redding- Ole Man Trouble

    Buy Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] - Ole Man Trouble

    21.  The Temptations- It’s Growing

    Buy The Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - It's Growing

    22.  The Beatles- If I Needed Someone

    *Not available via iTunes                           Buy Rubber Soul (Remastered) Album via Amazon

    23.  The Kinks- Til’ the End of the Day

    *Not available via iTunes                            Buy Greatest Hits Album via Amazon

    24.  The Vogues- 5 O’ Clock World

    Buy The Vogues - Back to Back - The Vogues & The Equals - Five O'Clock World

    25.  The Bobby Fuller Four- Let Her Dance

    Buy Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law - The Best of Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance

    26.  Barbara Mason- Yes I’m Ready

    Buy Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready - Yes, I'm Ready




  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 7

    Best of 1965 Volume 7 (6/12/10)

    1.  Len Barry- 1-2-3

    Buy Len Barry - 60's Gold - 1-2-3

    2.  The Four Tops- It’s the Same Old Song

    Buy The Four Tops - Second Album - It's the Same Old Song

    3.  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles- My Baby Changes like the Weather

    Buy Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go & Away We A-Go-Go - My Baby Changes Like the Weather

    4.  Wilson Pickett- Don’t Fight it

    Buy Wilson Pickett - Sock It to 'Em Soul - Don't Fight It

    5.  Little Milton- We’re Gonna Make It

    Buy Little Milton - Chess Blues - We're Gonna Make It

    6.  B.B. King- Every Day I Have the Blues (Live)

    Buy B.B. King & Pervis Spaan - Live at the Regal - Every Day I Have the Blues

    7.  The Byrds- It’s No Use

    Buy The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man - It's No Use

    8.  The Beatles- You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

    *Not available on iTunes                                              Buy Help! (Remastered) Album via Amazon

    9.  Bob Dylan- She Belongs to Me

    Buy Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home - She Belongs to Me

    10.  The Rolling Stones- As Tears Go By

    Buy The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's) [Remastered] - As Tears Go By

    11.  We Five- You Were On My Mind

    Buy We Five - You Were On My Mind - You Were On My Mind

    12.  The Beach Boys- Kiss Me Baby

    Buy The Beach Boys - Today! / Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Kiss Me Baby

    13.  The Zombies- Whenever You’re Ready

    Buy The Zombies - The Original Studio Recordings, Vol. 1 - Whenever You're Ready

    14.  Francoise Hardy- Non Ce N’est Pas Un Reve

    *Not available via iTunes                                      Buy The Vogue Years via Amazon

    15.  The Kinks- See My Friends

    *Not available via iTunes                                  Buy The Singles Collection via Amazon

    16.  Phil Ochs- I Ain’t Marching Anymore

    Buy Phil Ochs - I Ain't Marching Anymore - I Ain't Marching Anymore

    17.  Nina Simone- Sinnerman

    Buy Nina Simone - The Best of Nina Simone - Sinner Man

    18.  Barry McGuire- Eve of Destruction

    Buy Barry McGuire - The Best Of Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction

    19.  The Turtles- It Ain’t Me Babe

    Buy The Turtles - Save The Turtles:  The Turtles Greatest Hits - It Ain't Me Babe

    20.  The Walker Brothers- Make It Easy on Yourself

    Buy The Walker Brothers - Scott Walker & the Walker Brothers - 1965-1970 - Make It Easy On Yourself

    21.  The Righteous Brothers- Unchained Melody

    Buy Righteous Brothers - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody - Unchained Melody

    22.  The Shangri-Las- I Can Never Go Home Anymore

    Buy The Shangri-Las - The Very Best Of The Shangri-Las - I Can Never Go Home Anymore

    23.  Roger Miller- King of the Road

    Buy Roger Miller - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Miller - King of the Road

    24.  The Manhattans- Follow Your Heart

    Buy The Manhattans - Dedicated to You - Follow Your Heart




  • Mixes By Year: Best of 1965 Volume 8

    Best of 1965 Volume 8 (6/12/10)

    1.  Vice Guaraldi Trio- Linus and Lucy

    Buy Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered) - Linus & Lucy

    2.  Dobie Gray- The “In” Crowd

    Buy Dobie Gray - Ultimate Collection: Dobie Gray - The "In" Crowd

    3.  Booker T & the MG’s- Boot-Leg

    Buy Booker T. & The MG's - The Best of Booker T & The MGs - Boot-Leg

    4.  Jr. Walker & the All Stars- Shake and Fingerpop

    Buy Junior Walker & The All Stars - The Ultimate Collection: Junior Walker & The All Stars - Shake and Fingerpop

    5.  Tony Clarke- The Entertainer

    Buy Tony Clarke - Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest - The Entertainer

    6.  Tom Jones- It’s Not Unusual

    Buy Tom Jones & Les Reed - Tom Jones: Gold (1965-1975) - It's Not Unusual

    7.  Joe Tex- One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

    Buy Joe Tex - Greatest Hits - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

    8.  Paul Butterfield Blues Band- Shake Your Moneymaker

    Buy The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Shake Your Money Maker

    9.  G.L. Crockett- It’s A Man Down There

    *Not available via iTunes                              Buy Blues Originals – Blues Masters the Essential Blues Collection Volume 6 Album via Amazon

    10.  Nina Simone- I Put A Spell On You

    Buy Nina Simone - The Best of Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You

    11.  Bob Dylan- Tombstone Blues

    Buy Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - Tombstone Blues

    12.  Roger Miller- One Dyin’ and A-Buryin’

    Buy Roger Miller - Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits - One Dyin' and a Buryin'

    13.  Otis Redding- Down in the Valley

    Buy Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] - Down In the Valley

    14.  The Hollies- I’m Alive

    Buy The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe - the Very Best of the Hollies - I'm Alive

    15.  The Beatles- You Won’t See Me

    *Not available via iTunes                             Buy Rubber Soul (Remastered) Album via Amazon

    16.  The Byrds- It Won’t Be Wrong

    ] Buy The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! - It Won't Be Wrong

    17.  The Kinks- Something Better Beginning

    *Not available via iTunes                             Buy Greatest Hits Album via Amazon

    18.  Francoise Hardy- Je T’aime

    *Not available via iTunes                              Buy The Vogue Years Album via Amazon

    19.  The Dixie Cups- Iko Iko

    Buy The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love - Iko Iko

    20.  Mary Wells- Use Your Head (Single Version)

    Buy Mary Wells - The Ultimate Collection: Mary Wells - Use Your Head

    21.  The Temptations- You’ve Got to Earn It

    Buy The Temptations - Anthology Series: The Best of the Temptations - You've Got to Earn It

    22.  The Boots- But You’ll Never Do It Babe

    *Not available via iTunes                                  Buy Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond Album via Amazon

    23.  The Bobby Fuller 4- Another Sad and Lonely Night

    Buy Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law - The Best of Bobby Fuller Four - Another Sad and Lonely Night

    24.  The Leaves- Too Many People

    *Not available via iTunes                                        Buy Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 Album via Amazon

    25.  the Barbarians- Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl?

    Buy The Barbarians - Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? - Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?

    26.  The Rolling Stones- You Can’t Catch Me

    Buy The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones, Now! - You Can't Catch Me

    27.  The Fugs- I Couldn’t Get High

    *This version not available via iTunes                                Buy The Fugs First Album Album via Amazon

    28.  Donovan- Colours

    BuyDonovan - The British Are Coming, Vol. 1 - Colours