1967

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    Mar 02
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    Mar 05
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50 years ago was 1967

this week, a special 2-hour "deep tracks" with music from 1967 in the order it was released. what an explosive year musically. it was seismic. it was 50 years ago...

1967beginning with revolutionary music from the doors, jimi, sgt pepper, as well as semi-forgotten gems like miriam makebe's "pata pata" and van morrison's innocent "spanish rose."

this could be boring if not flat trip down some pre-programmed memory lane, but i hate nostalgia and won't ever do that on my show.

but this week's 2 hour show only takes us through august 1967. stay tuned next week for some killer albums that were released in time for christmas 67.

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    Aug 05
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    Aug 08
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1967

This week I'm doing the unthinkable: I'm violating the artistic and musical integrity of almost 90 great artists by condensing 104 of their songs into 60 minutes of my radio show--all for the private and selfish enjoyment of my avid listeners, as well as myself.

Actually, the year 1967 proved to be more difficult to survey than I had expected. The explosion of musical styles and creativity was far more than I had remembered or imagined, and took up the better part of 5 months of my show. Because my show is an hour long, each hour was not representative of the many kinds of creative music that were heard in 1967. So this week you're going to hear a little of almost all of it.

Using the latest in technical gadgetry, I've condensed 104 songs into 60 minutes of a sound polytych (look it up; it's a great word)--and in the process violated nearly every music rule of good taste and copyright known to man.

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    Jul 08
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    Jul 11
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1967 Part 6

The year was extraordinary both for the quality and sheer quantity of music.


1967 had a lot of firsts: most people remember the first time they heard Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. If you were alive at the time, the year was 1967. But there were other firsts: Mother Africa (Miriam Makeba) introduced the western and northern world to the idea that good music (as well as the human genome) came from Africa with her ridiculously infectious "Pata pata."procul harum 

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    May 23
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1967

The music from 1967 continues to roll on. There was so much of that still sounds great today.arthur lee

This weeks show is another alphabetical show, so I start off with The Association's "Requiem for the Masses," and finish with The Who's "Rael"--a precurser to Tommy. In between--quite possibly marking the low point of 1967--is an obscure joke by Elvis called "Yoga is as yoga does," proving just how out of touch he was.

Also relatively forgotten are Cream's "Take it back," Donovan's "Mad John's escape," and two songs that should never be forgotten: "7 & 7 is" by Arthur Lee & Love, (below) and "Let it all hang out," by The Hombres. These two are the roots of punk and more. All of them are brilliant, and deserving of more play today.

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    Apr 15
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    Apr 18
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1967

Any way you listen to it 1967 was a very good year for music. This week--true to the name of my show--I'm going A through Z: Amboy Dukes through The Who.


kinksThere will be some songs that everyone knows (The Who's "I can see for miles" The Rolling Stones' "Ruby tuesday") and some songs that sound familiar but you couldn't quite place until now (Cream's "SWLABR" and The Doors's "Alabama Song"). By the title SWLABR is an anagram for  "She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow."


And then there are songs that you may have never heard before (Love's "Alone again or" and The Kinks' [below] "Waterloo Sunset") but which epitomize the wide creative range of 1967.