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

LISTEN: DIG #194

45s by regional bands the Rave-Ons, Thee Midniters, and the Nightly Raid, a 1966 single by JJ Cale, a 1965 b-side by Them, a hit for the Who that Pete Townsend says is still one of the band’s favorites, one of Paul McCartney’s favorite Beatle tunes, the Wailers, the Montanas, Yankee Dollar, and much more music from the 1960s.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #195

An album cut by Harry Nilsson that was inspired by a telephone busy signal and that would become a hit single for Three Dog Night, one of the best b-sides of the decade, plus records by the 13th Floor Elevators, the Impressions, Pearls Before Swine, the Animals, the Beau Brummels, and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #196

You’ll hear a fantastic, funky 1967 single by Tammi Terrell, album cuts by Love, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Rolling Stones, and the Yardbirds, very early Guess Who, a ’68 Elvis b-side, plus the Chocolate Watchband, the Downliners Sect, Howard Tate, and many others.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #197

Album cuts by Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, and Manfred Mann; some cool soul records by Edwin Starr, Erma Franklin, and Barbara Acklin; an early one by the Hollies, A ’65 track by Pat & Lolly Vegas (later to be known as Redbone), plus Kak, Earth Island, garage band 45s and more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #198

We’ll get the blues with the Blues Magoos and the Blue Things; listen to the Mamas and the Papas from their first recording session– as backing vocalists for Barry McGuire; hear a 1965 single for Gladys Knight & the Pips- before they joined Motown; plus check out records by the Brogues, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Laura Nyro, garage band 45s, 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