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Wayne’s Music March 17/18 2012.  1960s.

Mission Bell                 the song that ushered P J Proby into Australasian conciousness in 1965 … although oddly enough, it was one of Proby’s biggest non-UK hits. 

Mama Tried                we tend to forget that Merle Haggard started recording in 1963, with well over a hundred hits and over eighty albums – as a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard is one of the most important country artists to emerge in the 60s.

 Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair   The High Priestess Of Soul  - from a session in 1966.  Nina Simone.

007 (Shanty Town)     Desmond Dekker & The Aces in 67.  before Bob Marley, Dekker was one of the most popular musicians within Jamaica, and one of its best-known musicians outside it.[

Time Is On My Side               Irma Thomas – did not like the Rolling Stones cover of the gospel/r & B song she recorded as a flip side in 1963,  she had an aversion to performing the song on stage except in response to persistent requests. 

 Friday On My Mind              Easy Beats They are regarded as the greatest Australian pop band of the 1960s, and were the first Australian rock and roll act to score an international pop hit with their 1966 single Friday On My Mind". 

Jackson               a song that came from writing sessions with Jerry leiber and Billy Edd Wheeler.  The story is that Leiber wanted it to be a solo song – Wheeler insisted that it be a duet – when Leiber first heard the song he insisted that Wheeler start the whole thing with the last words – “we got married in a fever … a hit was born for Johnny Cash and June carter.

These Boots Are Made For Walking           the sassy, ultra-hip song at the start of ’66 stormed to #1 internationally and did wonders for the sales of white vinyl boots.  Nancy Sinatra. 

 I’m Still In Love With You Girl  The late Alton Ellis.  One of the innovators of Rocksteady Music in Jamaica … the first singer to popularise the style that formed the bridge between ska and reggae, and one of Jamaica's best-loved vocalists. 

Stand By me                  Ben E King with the song he had no intention of recording when he co-wrote it, for The Drifters. 

Mercy Mercy Mercy                  when this was released in 1966 it probably introduced jazz artist Cannonball Adderley to the world – even though he had been recording since the mid 50s. 

 I Fought The Law                   Bobby Fuller was a one man recording industry, promoting teen dances and running a home recording studio and label.

Debora                Marc Bolan – has to be one of the most recognizable British  pop stars right from the days of his first skiffle group called  “Susie And The Hoops” a trio whose vocalist was a 12 year old Helen Shapiro.

Wichita Lineman           Glen Campbell with the song by Jimmy Webb who was driving along the Kansas-Oklahoma border when he saw a lonesome telephone lineman working atop a telephone pole.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 18 March 2012.  1960s.  PART ONE

Venus In Furs             it's based on the book "Venus in Furs" which was written by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (hence the term "masochism). The Velvet Underground struck gold with Lou reed’s song released on the 67 album The Velvet Underground And Nico.   

She’s Got You           Patsy Cline  loved the song from the moment writer Hank Cochran played it to her – she learned it overnight and went straight into record it the next day notching up her third hit in 1962.

For What It’s Worth                 Written by Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills, this song was not about anti-war gatherings, but rather youth gatherings protesting anti-loitering laws, and the closing of the West Hollywood nightclub Pandora's Box.

 Moulty                          The Barbarians – a 1960s Garage Band. Moulty" was a humorous and melodramatic autobiographical song chronicling the drummer's life and the loss of his hand. Victor Moulton sings lead on the track, but the other Barbarians do not play on it.


PART TWO

What is And What Should Never Be           Led Zeppelin from led Zeppelin 2 … This was one of Robert Plant's first songs recorded by the band, and also marks the first appearance of drummer John Bonham's Chinese gong, which he set up as part of his drum kit in concerts..

Armee Guineenne          Bembeya Jazz National – the Guineasn Jazz combo that gained fame in the 60s for their Afropop rhythms. 

She Thinks I Still care                  George Washington Jones – with one he recorded back in 62. 

I’ve Benn Loving You Too Long To Stop Now                   Otis Redding                                     

Everybody’s Talkin’              Harry Nilsson – was one of the great pop/rock mavericks. 

Don’t Come Home Drinkin’ (With Lovin on your mind)    The Coal Miner’s Daughter was not afraid to tell it like it is – many of her songs were about real-life subjects  … her brand of women’s lib wore a blue collar!  Loretta Lynn wrote about real-life.  

 I’ll feel A Whole Lot better                Gene Clark, an original member of The Byrds, wrote and sung this.

I Ain’t Marching Anymore               Phil Ochs was “protest music” … living up to that old sixties adage … “never trust anyone over 30”, he wrote “it’s always the old who lead us to the wars, always the young to fall.”

Shangri-la                    The Kinks – copped a bit of flack for this song when it was released as a single – feedback protested about Ray Davies contempt for the person he’s singing about in the song which speaks of the insecurity of a superficially comfortable and contented life. 

 Here I Go Again            Archie Bell And The Drells – the Rhythm and Blues band from Houston Texas.

 Iko Iko                   The Dixie Cups … This is based on a New Orleans folk melody commonly used for celebrations like parades.

Tous Les garcons et les Filles             Francoise Hardy             

 Unchained melody          The Righteous Brothers         

Nothing But A Heartache        The Flirtations – an all female soul group from New York who relocated to England and managed one top 40 hit in 1969.  

She’s Not There               The Zombies in 64 … The Zombies recorded this in one take after they won a talent contest at their college called the Herts Beat competition.

Ode To Billy Joe          Bobby Gentry  -  There really was a Tallahatchie Bridge in Greenwood, Mississippi, but Gentry made up the story. The Tallahatchie Bridge collapsed in 1972. 

 Do Right Woman – Do Right Man             Aretha Franklin disappeared for weeks halfway through recording this number – her husband and manager Ted White got into a scrap with the studio owners – he said she was working with a bunch of rednecks.  So Aretha took off to New York with the song still unfinished – it was eventually completed with the help of her sisters Carolyn and Erma.