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Cassette | Dance - House
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CD | Mixed Genre
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CD | Theme - Cover Songs
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The Parallel 60s

Artist Song Buy
Sammy Davis, Jr.  John Shaft (Isaac Hayes)  buy on itunes
The Three Sounds  Yeh Yeh (Georgie Fame)  buy on itunes
The Johnny Mann Singers  Heart Full of Soul (The Yardbirds)  buy on itunes
Birds & Brass  American Woman (The Guess Who)  buy on itunes
Mrs. Miller  Monday Monday (The Mamas & Papas)  buy on itunes
The In Group  If I Had a Hammer (Peter, Paul & Mary)  buy on itunes
STrgio Mendes & Brasil '77  After Midnight (J. J. Cale)  buy on itunes
James Last  Aquarius (from "Hair")  buy on itunes
Mel TormT  Happy Together (The Turtles)  buy on itunes
Orchester Gnnter Gollasch  Es stand ein Haus in New Orleans [House of the Rising Sun] (The Animals)  buy on itunes
Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes  Get Back (The Beatles)  buy on itunes
Ernie Wilkins  Evil Ways (Santana)  buy on itunes
Julie London  Yummy Yummy Yummy (Ohio Express)  buy on itunes
Gabor Szabo  Breezin' (George Benson)  buy on itunes
Bossa Rio  Spinning Wheel (Blood, Sweat & Tears)  buy on itunes
The Sandpipers  Never Can Say Goodbye (The Jacksons)  buy on itunes
Buddy Rich  The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher)  buy on itunes
Gary McFarland  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)  buy on itunes
Bobby Shad & The Bad Men  I Want You Back (The Jacksons)  buy on itunes
Andy Williams  Windy (The Association)  buy on itunes
Stan Getz  Marrakesh Express (Crosby, Stills & Nash)  buy on itunes
Lord Sitar  Daydream Believer (The Monkees)  buy on itunes
Mae West  Light My Fire (The Doors)  buy on itunes
Peter-Thomas-Sound-Orchester  Valleri (The Monkees)  buy on itunes
Guy Lombardo  Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)  buy on itunes
Sarah Vaughan  Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)  buy on itunes

Comment:

This sat on my hard drive for at least six months. A complete computer crash had ruined the sequence, so I had to rebuild it from scratch. At least in part, this was inspired by the extremely entertaining and insightful writings of filmmaker Alan Zweig (of "Vinyl" fame) - who seems to have vanished from the Net, otherwise there would be a link here - which is where I also borrowed the title. So here's a small collection of the sounds which were THEN called NOW, a groovy collection of the cool and the crazy, the shlocky and the shmoov. Easy-listening and jazzed-up versions of your favorite 60s (and early-70s) tunes, or the music you so stoopidly loved to hate when your (grand)parents played it. 79 mins of good, clean & wholesome fun for the entire family. Enjoy!

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p the swede
Date: 12/5/2004
let's have a drink to this, groovy in soft way, esp love to see Mel TormT and Buddy Rich versions
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McDonald12
Date: 12/5/2004
hey stranger! Brilliant mix, especially stan getz and sergio mendes. Hope you're well, and Berlin is not too cold, although I suspect it's freezing
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French Connection
Date: 12/5/2004
Can't beat a bit of Mrs.Miller tinkling away on the old ivories on a Sunday morning. Schmoove one.
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James Jackson
Date: 12/6/2004
Oh my God, this is so excellent!!! Would love to hear this!!!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 12/6/2004
Oh yeah! Uniformly groovy. Hearin' Mae West do "Light My Fire" makes me long for Jim Morrison (or at least Jose Feliciano). You know I want a copy, right? Right?
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hemizen
Date: 12/6/2004
The whole mix scares me, esp the Julie London and Johnny Mann Singers tracks.
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G-Sphere
Date: 12/6/2004
It's groovy, it's scary and it's hard to believe it happened but I remember some of this stuff. Adults trying to be cool in the 60s.
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12vman
Date: 12/6/2004
I don't know what's scarier the mix or the cover!

Scary in a good way, natch...
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 12/6/2004
Nice 'n' odd.
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Jenergy
Date: 12/6/2004
Gosharooney, this is a nice mix!
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Randy13
Date: 12/6/2004
My favorites!
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Sean Lally
Date: 12/6/2004
Hooray for Julie London and Lord Sitar. And hooray for the return of Thomas. Give us more, Mohr! Gee, I dunno - I think the cover is kinda hot.
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Dom1
Date: 12/6/2004
Uniformly excellent...shame you can't de-grade to a wax cylinder:)..NUNTASTIC!
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Salman1
Date: 12/6/2004
This looks absolutely fantastic...and groovey, of course. Cool cover too.
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mckbrd
Date: 12/6/2004
great looking mix, and love that "che "toooooo!!!
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 12/6/2004
Okay. Everyone stole all of my lines ... There ain't a comment on here that I don't second ...
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Saaf
Date: 12/6/2004
I think I heard a lot of this sitting at the Walgreens lunch counter when I was a kid. Zuper!
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FLWB
Date: 12/6/2004
There's nothing better than a great cover collection!!!And speaking of covers...no sleep for this boy...Che, Che, Che, Che's a fool...
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Bear
Date: 12/7/2004
Phew! Exhaustive and impressive...
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Moe
Date: 12/7/2004
This mix is second to nun! It moves, it grooves, it soothes. Please save a copy for the next round Mssr. Mohr. I'd choose Mae West's version over ugly old Jim Morrison's any day of the week;)
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joey de vivre
Date: 12/7/2004
The Mohr alternate universe! I'd like to go there for a visit, though only on a round-trip ticket . . . Mae West's "Light My Fire" may beat out Jim Morrison's, but can she possibly do it with the verve & styling that the Del Rubio Triplets did? (I think Julie London & Nancy Sinatra also wanted their fires lit . . . )
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sport !
Date: 12/9/2004
Excellent stuff!
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James Jackson
Date: 12/10/2004
Congrats on MOTW -- a well-deserved honour for a truly frightening parallel universe!!!! Good job!
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Siobhan
Date: 12/10/2004
Yeah! This is really supremely cool - I do like the look of the Mohr alternate universe. I always did like that Sandpipers version. And a very cool cover too. herzlichen Glueckwunsch!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 12/10/2004
MOTW! I like this parallel universe myself. Congratulations.
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TNG
Date: 12/10/2004
A well-deserved MOTW! So very, very groovy...
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Adam Bristor
Date: 12/10/2004
Flat out awesome.
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Moe
Date: 12/11/2004
Congratulations on receiving the MOTW crown! You mean these versions weren't the hits?
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McDonald12
Date: 12/11/2004
many congrats to my favourite German!
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Bear
Date: 12/11/2004
Congratualations! a groover.
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The Misfit
Date: 12/13/2004
Congratulations. This is fantastic!
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valis
Date: 12/13/2004
Urgent Parallelogram:Congratulations Herr Mohr!!!!
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 12/22/2004
Thanks for all the congrats and warm words, folks. They were much appreciated. Though I ain't worthy, no way . . . ;)
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Muzag
Date: 1/10/2005
I obviously haven't been paying attention recently, Thomas, This is amazing.I read a load of the same Zweig articles (following that 'Vinyl' tip-off from Cassetta). Just when I'd be tiring off his melancholic obsessiveness he'd drop another musical morsel into the essay and you'd have to keep reading. I never did quite get around to following up some of the tracks he was writing about. I was especially interested in the Now Sound stuff, having gone through a fascination with all that 60's loungey music myself.As always, great devotion to the cause here, Thomas, and a thoroughly well deserved MotW! ;~)
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gobi
Date: 1/14/2005
just catching up on some mixes I missed - sorryI like this a lot, and don't often say this - want to trade?
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Stippenquop
Date: 1/18/2005
oh, WOW. ok, so there are some really good mixers on this site. I was about to give up. glad i sifted through everything. This is just great.
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SMoss
Date: 1/29/2005
Hey Mr. Mohr - I ran across this looking at the MOTW list. We have never traded. Would you care to? This looks like a gas. Best to you - Steve
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 2/14/2005
Thank you for this T!
I love it!! You know I do. I'm still reeling from Ms. Vaughn's Peter Gunn...
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SMoss
Date: 4/15/2005
Thomas - this is absolutely brilliant! I just cracked up at the Mrs. Miller track.A long time ago on a road trip up the CA coast, I stopped in Santa Barbara. In a junk shop I was looking thru some old 1967 Playboys. The advertisements had very "square"-looking frat guys pushing Brylcream (hair goop of the time). Your mix makes my think of that ad in that magazine - taking the real action, and making it flaky to sell stuff. Parallel 60's. After the rat pack days, Sammy Davis junior had to jump to a less-hip parallel track, eh?A wonderful mix!
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Moe
Date: 8/26/2005
This mix was my soundtrack to yesterday. It was a good day.
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Mixxer
Date: 11/7/2005
This was a lot of fun. What a great idea to collect these. Seems like everbody is playing straight except Mrs. Miller.
Actually I am not sure about Sammy Davis. There was a time in American slang when "dick" meant detective, before the common meaning changed to "penis." Not sure if Sammy is joking about the "black private dick"!!
Especially nice performances: semi-psychedelic "House of the Rising..", long jazzy jam on : I Want You Back," and both the takes on the Monkees. Nice one, man!

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