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1966: The Year In Review (2 cdr collection)

Side A
Artist Song Buy
The Beatles  Rain  buy on itunes
The Byrds  Eight Miles High  buy on itunes
Paul Revere & The Raiders  Kicks  buy on itunes
Small Faces  Sha-La-La-La-Lee  buy on itunes
13th Floor Elevators  You're Gonna Miss Me  buy on itunes
The Mamas & The Papas  California Dreamin'  buy on itunes
Count Five  Psychotic Reaction  buy on itunes
Left Banke  Walk Away Renee  buy on itunes
The Yardbirds  Shapes of Things  buy on itunes
Sopwith Camel  Hello Hello  buy on itunes
Les Fleur De Lys  Circles  buy on itunes
Simon & Garfunkel  Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine  buy on itunes
The Smoke  My Friend Jack  buy on itunes
? and the Mysterians  96 Tears  buy on itunes
The Temptations  Ain't Too Proud To Beg  buy on itunes
Cream  I Feel Free  buy on itunes
Grateful Dead  Don't Ease Me In  buy on itunes
Donovan  Season Of The Witch  buy on itunes
Beach Boys  Good Vibrations  buy on itunes
The Easybeats  Friday On My Mind  buy on itunes
Buffalo Springfield  Burned  buy on itunes
The Action  I'll Keep On Holding On  buy on itunes
The Cyrkle  Red Rubber Ball  buy on itunes
Jimi Hendrix  Hey Joe  buy on itunes
The Turtles  You Baby  buy on itunes
David Bowie  Can't Help Thinking About Me  buy on itunes
Lovin' Spoonful  Summer In The City  buy on itunes
The Outsiders  Time Won't Let Me  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
The Creation  Try And Stop Me  buy on itunes
The Kinks  Sunny Afternoon  buy on itunes
Love  My Little Red Book  buy on itunes
Nancy Sinatra  These Boots Were Made For Walkin'  buy on itunes
Electric Prunes  I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night  buy on itunes
The Zombies  She Does Everything For Me  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again  buy on itunes
Rolling Stones  Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadows?  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  Uptight  buy on itunes
The Troggs  Wild Thing  buy on itunes
Velvet Underground  All Tomorrow's Parties  buy on itunes
The Who  Substitute  buy on itunes
Four Seasons  Working My Way Back To You  buy on itunes
Captain Beefheart  Diddy Wah Diddy  buy on itunes
The Hollies  Bus Stop  buy on itunes
Music Machine  Talk Talk  buy on itunes
Jefferson Airplane  It's No Secret  buy on itunes
Dave Dee, Doxy, Beaky, Mick & Tich  Hold Tight  buy on itunes
The Monkees  Last Train To Clarksville  buy on itunes
Young Rascals  Good Lovin'  buy on itunes
The Seeds  Pushin' Too Hard  buy on itunes
Dave Clark Five  Try Too Hard  buy on itunes
Spencer Davis Group  Gimme Some Lovin'  buy on itunes
Great Society  Somebody To Love  buy on itunes
The Animals  Don't Bring Me Down  buy on itunes
The Knickerbockers  One Track Mind  buy on itunes
The Beatles  Tomorrow Never Knows  buy on itunes

Comment:

Been about a year and a half since I've visited AOTM. Gave up on the site once the malware infiltration seemed insurmountable. But, hey, looks like it's been cleaned up and dramatically revamped, so I'm giving it another shot.

During that interim period, I cut way back on my mixes -- partly because, without AOTM, some of the fun was gone; and partly because, in the iPod age, I just don't make cd mixes that often anymore. But the one major project I undertook was going through my collection and creating 2-cd annual mixes for every year since 1966 (my birth year, and probably the first great year for rock & roll). I've been doing single-cd mixes at the end of each year for some time (and, before that, cassette mixes), but it seemed a worthy endeavor to go back and make it a more serious project.

While 1967 is when things really get going for me, '66 wasn't bad. Main challenge was including the obvious classics without it sounding too much like a predictable Time-Life collection that they'd market on late-night infomercials. Some of that was unavoidable, as some of these tracks simply needed to be here however much they've been seared into our collective consciousness by years of radio airplay. Rounded those out with plenty of Nuggets-styled garage/psyche tracks and loads of British Invasion tunes. Incidentally, this is the only time I used two songs from the same band, but Revolver had to be represented, and "Rain" is my favorite Beatles tune, so what can you do?
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SteveRaglin
Date: 6/13/2010
Absolutely solid... I'd give it a 96 (using the American Bandstand scale of greatness)!
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Sean Lally
Date: 6/16/2010
How funny, Marc - I haven't visited aotm in quite some time. And what do I find? Your great mix. This is flawless, though I have to admit - I never quite got the appeal of Cream (or Clapton, post-Yardbirds). And in another weird coincidence, I was at the Natl. Air and Space museum yesterday - that Sopwith Camel album was there as part of the Red Baron display. Good to see ya here, man! Maybe I should get my ass back in mixing gear.
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Uncle Orca123
Date: 6/22/2010
Far out mix.. I love the 60's. I also can relate to your fondness to 66. Would love to trade you my 60's for yours if interested.

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