The Wonder Years

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1963

Artist Song Buy
The Rolling Stones  I Wanna Be Your Man   buy on itunes
The Beatles  I Saw Her Standing There  buy on itunes
Roy Orbison  In Dreams  buy on itunes
The Chiffons  He's So Fine  buy on itunes
The Ronettes  Be My Baby  buy on itunes
Gene Pitney  24 Hours From Tulsa  buy on itunes
Skeeter Davis  End Of The World  buy on itunes
Rufus Thomas  Walking The Dog  buy on itunes
Jimmy Soul  If You Wanna Be Happy  buy on itunes
Del Shannon  Little Town Flirt  buy on itunes
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas  ( Love Is Like A ) Heat Wave  buy on itunes
The Crystals  He's Sure The Boy I Love  buy on itunes
Vinicius de Moraes  Astronauta  buy on itunes
Smokey Robinson  You Really Got A Hold On Me  buy on itunes
The Kingsmen  Louie Louie  buy on itunes
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones  Hot Rod Racer  buy on itunes
The Murmaids  Popsicles and Icicles  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Ring Of Fire  buy on itunes
Mongo Santamaria  Watermelon Man  buy on itunes
Frantoise Hardy  Comme tant d'autres  buy on itunes
Beach Boys  Surfin' USA  buy on itunes
John Fahey  On The Beach At Waikiki  buy on itunes
Bobby Bare  Detroit City  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Girl From The North Country  buy on itunes
Baden Powell  Samba do aviao  buy on itunes
Johnny Cymbal  Mr Bassman  buy on itunes
The Trashmen  Surfin' Bird  buy on itunes
Link Wray  Jack The Ripper  buy on itunes

Comment:

President Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 in Dallas while riding in a motorcade with John B. Connally of Texas, who is severely wounded.
Color TV is relayed via satellite for the first time.
For the first time in history, a British group- the Beatles- dominates England's pop music charts.
Dr. Martin Luther King leads a massive march on Washington in support of equal rights for blacks and delivers his famous speech, "I have a dream..." ; and these songs were probably on his i-pod...
This one's for Frenchy & Lo-fi jr, hope you like it guys.
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hemizen
Date: 9/1/2006
Great year!
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sport !
Date: 9/1/2006
Great year for great picks!
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 9/1/2006
Wow, Killer Year, Killer Mix!
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gobi
Date: 9/2/2006
a good year for the roses, but I am led to believe a classic year for Port beaten only by the 1912, 1948 and 1927 vintages.The 1963 vintage needs no introduction. It lives up to its superlative reputation in every way. A nearly complete failure in most European wine regions, 1963 produced vintage Ports with monumental concentrations of ripe fruit and perfectly integrated tannins.The perfect accompinment to this mix?
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 9/2/2006
I am glad that I was born in 59, as I was alive and (yes, I mean this) actually aware enough to recall some of these songs... Mom brought home the first Beatles album, prompting Dad to go out and buy 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong, starting a music war.The folks had the Oribison 45, Grandma had the Johnny Cash 45, CKLW fed us the Brit Invasion and WXYZ gave us all the Motown we could stand, which for me (then and now) is still the soundtrack of my childhood.DAMN fine mix!Oh, and Gobi? Mmmmmmmmm. Yes. Yes.
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Jenergy
Date: 9/2/2006
Yummy as all git out. Thank you so much for sharig this.
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Siobhan
Date: 9/2/2006
NICE. If I mentioned all the great picks here I'd go on for ages - needless to say 'twas a good year for music. The Chiffons and Ronettes picks are wonderful, and I like the Dylan -> end stretch there too!I love port too. Bonus.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 9/2/2006
I've never seriously considered researching 1963 for a mix 'cause I always thought it was a dead zone 'tween 50's rock & the Brit invasion. Shoulda reminded myself that these are usually the best periods when new things are brewing. I'm downloading right now, but don't need to hear it to know this is a great mix with too many favorites to name.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 9/2/2006
Commenting before listening here, but looks FAB
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French Connection
Date: 9/2/2006
I never realised 1963 was such a vintage year. Mind you I'm also up fer celebrating '71 the year Mrs. Frenchy was delivered into this world (I lead the same life
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French Connection
Date: 9/2/2006
(oops as her after all - dunno what happened there) & how come Gobi's so knowledgeable about port? I can never get him to drink le blanc version cos he always wimps out, muttering something bout the most evil hangover I ever forced upon him???)
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Mixxer
Date: 9/2/2006
It was a very good year. Can't beat the excitement of a brand new 45. Nice collection, Wonder-gents.
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musicgnome
Date: 9/2/2006
I really like these yearly summations. Soooo far better than anything you'd hear elsewhere. Beautiful job.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 9/3/2006
Wow. Very, very cool. Like lo-fi, I never would've thought this year would have so many great things going on.
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groove366
Date: 9/3/2006
Hmmm... I'm really going to date myself here but my sister and I bought some of these singles when they were on the charts. Good year, good mix.
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RetroJoe
Date: 9/3/2006
Interesting effort on your part; I look forward to seeing similar history lessons in the future.
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jonpoi
Date: 9/4/2006
Yeahhhhhhhh 1962-63 was Grrrrreeeeaaaaat. Damm, I could've picked up a lot of 30-year-old chicks with this 30 years ago! Really really nice looking. Looking forward to the listen. Thanx.
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kwan_dk
Date: 9/4/2006
What's so great about this mix is the way it highlights the diversity of what the avarage teenager listened to at this point in time. I mean, listening today a lot of these tunes might seem similar & linked together by means of their acquired status as 'oldies'. But closer inspection reveals the surf, proto-garage rock, soul, pop, country ballads, girl group sounds, hot rod, instromentals, pop jazz, rock'n'roll etc. This is a freakin' great compilation!
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Mike Eternity
Date: 9/4/2006
There are no words...outstanding...
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tornadoZ
Date: 9/5/2006
I have to agree w/ kwan_dk. the variety here is refreshing and even a bit startling to someone like me who has quite a bit to learn about the music of the early '60s. great collection of familiar hits (I've always had a thing for The Crystals) and more obscure stuff. favorites include Frantoise Hardy, Vinicius de Moraes, Jimmy Soul and the Bob Dylan.
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Saaf
Date: 9/6/2006
Diverse. Check. Props for including Frantoise.
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Nomates
Date: 9/10/2006
You have this encapsulation process down pat.

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