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 #142

California 45s by Blackburn and Snow, the Ariel, the Leaves, the Other Side, and Superfine Dandelion; Brit rock by the Who, Brian Auger, Fire, and Grapefruit; plus the Gentrys, Sir Mack Rice, Strawberry Alarm Clock, and nine more swingin’ records from the grooviest decade ever.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #143

Album cuts by Nazz, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Moody Blues, and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental band; soulful sides by Rodger Collins, Sly & the Family Stone, and Ruby Johnson; British beat by the Chapters, the Dave Clark Five, and the Scots of St James; plus Dusty Springfield, the Poor, the Sonics, and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #144

Early tracks from the Bee Gees and Them; sunshine psychedelia by the Picadilly Line, Spanky & Our Gang, the Colors of Nights, and the Bystanders; 45s by the Bad Seeds, the King Bees, the Fox, and the Hi Numbers; plus Bobbie Gentry, Moby Grape, the Chocolate Watchband, and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #145

A Monkees tune featuring Mike Nesmith that was shelved in ’66 due to tensions between songwriter Carole King and Nesmith; Solomon Burke with the first cover of Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm”; album cuts by the Kinks, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Status Quo, and Traffic; plus the Clique, Captain Beefheart, garage band 45s, and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: SHOW #146

Album cuts by Soft Machine, the Doors, Sam & Dave, the Bobby Fuller Four, and Paul Revere & the Raiders; 45s by We the People, the Coachmen, and the Palace Guards; plus the Zombies, Dragonfly, Sagittarius, Southwest FOB, and 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