Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 101 - 110

Today we give you something new - a list of the top 110 songs of the 1960s.  To compile this list I followed a few rules - first, the list had to represent the entire decade, both in terms of year and genres.  Much as I might like one year or style over the next, all had to be represented.  Second, the songs had to be well-known.  I'll run a second list of the top 100 obscure songs of the Sixties later to satisfy my critics' jones.  And third, I tried to represent as many artists as possible.  Again, the goal was to cover as much of what was the decade's best, which required some hard omissions in favor of other works by that artist.  So, without further ado, here's the list.  It will be posted in 11 parts, from 110 to 1, with You Tube videos so you can hear them for yourselves.  (Why 110?  I just couldn't eliminate any of these songs).  Want the next batch?  Theres a link at the bottom of the post that will take you to 91 - 100.

110.  Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 
         Bringing It All Back Home              (1965)

109.  Smokey Robinson -  Tears Of A Clown
         Make It Happen                           (1967)

108.  Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
         Howlin' Wolf          (1960)

107.  Dick Dale -  Misirlou
         Surfer's Choice   (1962)

106.  Etta James -  At Last

105.  Desmond Dekker - Israelites
         This Is Desmond Dekker  (1969)

104.  John Lee Hooker  -  Boom Boom Boom
         Urban Blues                                  (1967)

It wasn't the version I was looking for (which is on Urban Blues in 1967), but it will do for now.

103.. Isley Brothers -  It's Your Thing
         It's Our Thing                   (1969)

102.   Bobbie Gentry  -  Ode To Billy Joe
          Ode To Billy Joe                    (1967)

101.  Simon & Garfunkel  -  Sounds of Silence
         Sounds of Silence                             (1966)

Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 91 - 100

Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 81 - 90
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 71 - 80
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 61 - 70
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 51 - 60
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 41 - 50
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 31 - 40
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 21 - 30
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 11 - 20
Top 110 Songs of the 1960s - 1 - 11

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