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 #124

Early prog rock by the Family, the Flock, and Clouds; garage band 45s by the Rainy Daze, the Laughing Kind, the High Spirits, and the Footprints; swingin’ soul from Gladys Knight & the Pips, Percy Sledge, and Darrow Fletcher; plus the Turtles, the Byrds, Steppenwolf, and a half-dozen other great records from the 60s.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #125

Killer live performances from 1965 by three of the biggest bands of the decade, plus Marianne Faithfull, the Merry-Go-Round, Pink Floyd, the Gentrys, the Liverpool Five, Eddie Floyd, the Nashville Teens, and ten more groovy ’60s sides.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #126

We’ll check out a couple of mid-60s singles by artists who would be big in the 70s, plus records by Barry St John, Them, Georgie Fame, St John Green, the Blues Project, the Lemon Drops, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, the Kinks, Sands, the Hollies, and ten others.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #127

Outtakes from Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” and Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills”; psychedelic soul by the Chambers Brothers; regional 45s by the Trashmen, the Tropics, the Zip Codes, and the Spacemen; plus the Orange Bicycle, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the Yardbirds, Del Shannon, Peter & Gordon, and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #128

This week, we dig records by the Bobby Fuller Four, the Fab Four, Joe Cocker, Barbara Lynn, Jefferson Airplane, Betty Wright, the Todes, the Rationals, the Left Banke, the End, and a dozen 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