A weekly radio show exploring the music of the 1960s: British Invasion, soul, psychedelia, garage, girl pop, regional hits, album cuts, b-sides, obscure 45s, and more

SOME OF THE BEST 60s ROCK N ROLL EVER CAUGHT ON FILM

Whoa! The Barbarians perform “Hey Little Bird” on the TAMI package show in October 1964. Grungy garage rock waaaay ahead of its time, and the shot of Moulty the drummer going nuts with the dancers in the background is outtasight. If I had a time machine, I would figure out how to be in the audience for the TAMI extravaganza.

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SMOKIN’ JAMES BROWN PERFORMANCE

While we’re talking about the TAMI show, check out this incredible set by James Brown. The story goes that when scheduled show-closers the Rolling Stones saw his rehearsal, they begged not to have to follow him. If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, skip to “Night Train” at 12:55 and be amazed.

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LISTEN: SHOW #184

In this edition: A 1969 hit single by a band assembled by Pete Townsend that faded after only one album, a lesser-known 1965 single by Martha and the Vandellas, plus we’ll check out records by the New Colony Six, the Yardbirds, the Mindbenders, the Merry-Go-Round, the Hassles, which featured a very young Billy Joel, and many others

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #185

Songs from the Doors, Marianne Faithfull, and the Status Quo; garage band 45s by the Elite, the Burgundy Runn, the Bats, and the Endd; soul from the Sweet Inspirations, JJ Barnes, and the Four Shells, plus psychedelic Hollies, and ten more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #186

Artists featured this hour include Fairport Convention, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Ruby Johnson, the Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Inez and Charlie Foxx, Lord Sutch, the Mirage, the Nashville Teens, the Zakary Thaks, and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #188

The first show of the new year came in at 45 revolutions per minute…as we spun some of our favorite obscure 45s that we uncovered in 2017. You won’t hear the Beatles or the Stones– but you WILL hear the 40 Watt Banana, the Cherry Slush, the Misty Wizards, the Family Goat, and more. **SPECIAL 2-HR EPISODE*

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #189

Tracks from 1968 albums by the Sapphire Thinkers, the Tangerine Zoo, the Growing Concern, and Spooky Tooth, a 1967 single by CCR when they were known as the Golliwogs, a live ’64 cut by the Rolling Stones, the Mamas & the Papas, the Standells, the Equals, and a lot more.

November 14, 2014

DIG AT THE MOVIES: Pat & Lolly Vegas in “It’s a Bikini World”

Who wouldn’t love this clip? Pat & Lolly Vegas (later to be known as Redbone) perform a cool song in a monster’s mouth at a club called the Dungeon while a girl wearing a tiara, gloves,go-go boots, and a bikini with fringe dances in front of them. ‘Nuff said.

November 14, 2014

DIG AT THE MOVIES: “Ferry Cross the Mersey” Trailer

This 1965 musical starred Gerry & the Pacemakers, and was the first film to be shot on location in Liverpool after the city became a famous hotbed of that beat, beat, beat. The trailer stands alone as a mid-60s time capsule.

November 14, 2014