It’s a special two-hour show at 45 revolutions per minute as we listen to some of our favorite obscure 45s . You won’t hear the Beatles or the Stones or the Kinks– but you WILL hear the 40 Watt Banana, Ervin Rucker, the Cherry Slush, the Misty Wizards, the Four Shells, 1863 Establishment, the Family Goat, and more.
Here’s a sampling of what I’ve got lined up for you this hour: a ’67 album cut by ? and the Mysterians, early Tim Hardin, a track from Jefferson Airplane’s debut album, plus Them, the Zombies, the Basement Wall and other garage bands, Al Green from his 1967 debut album, and lots more.
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You’ll hear an alternate take of one of Bob Dylan’s most iconic songs, a ’67 track by Lowell George and the Factory, a cut from Marvin Gaye’s most successful album of the decade, plus records by Wayne Fontana, the Searchers, the Action, the Sapphire Thinkers, the Six Deep, Nancy Sintara & Lee Hazlewood, the Byrds, and more.
Lined up for you this hour: a really nice 1968 cut with Paul McCartney on acoustic guitar backing fellow Liverpudlian Cilla Black, Duane Allman playing guitar on a Clarence Carter cut, a ’67 album track by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, plus the Doors, Clear Light, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and more.
A track from Quicksilver Messenger Service’s first album and cuts from albums by Simon & Garfunkel, the Art of Lovin, Marianne Faithfull, and the Soul Survivors; 45s by garage bands the Cordells, the Stone Cutters, and the London Knights, plus more gems from the 1960s.
A couple of live performances from the mid ’60s by the Pretty Things and Ian & the Zodiacs; a track from the Rolling Stones’ “Aftermath” album; a cut from Pink Floyd’s third album (which was a film soundtrack); plus Baby Washington, Phil Ochs, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and more.
After a rockin’ start with the Unrelated Segments, you’ll hear a 1966 single by David Bowie, a ’69 album cut from Arlo Guthrie, the Staples Singers covering Laura Nyro, plus the Shadows of Knight, the Dave Clark Five, the United States of America, a handful of garage band singles, and lots more.