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 #203

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.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #204

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.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #205

Lined up for you this hour are records by Solomon Burke, the Trolls, the Yardbirds, the Comfortable Chair, and the Remo Four, plus a 1968 global hit for Donovan that was unusual because over half of it was spoken word, a selection from the original soundtrack to the musical “Hair”, and much more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #206

Records by the Bobby Fuller Four, Traffic, the Isley Brothers, the Jelly Bean Bandits, garage band 45s, a sweet one by Stevie Wonder that was recorded in 1967 but became a big hit in ’69, and lots more.

November 14, 2014

LISTEN: DIG #207

On deck: records by Iron Butterfly, the Chocolate Watchband, the Turtles, Fairport Convention, the Haunted, Fire, Yvonne Fair, the Buckinghams, We the People, Eddie Floyd, 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