Another 60s Sound Trip To Los Angeles - THE EPICENTRE OF JANGLE

It's almost a year since I completed my list of 50 nuggets from Los Angeles. It was a list of some of my favourite records released during 1965-68, all of which have made a massive impression on me over the years. I'm pretty sure that regular visitors to my site know the kinda music bag I'm into, especially my love for 12 string janglers, fuzz and farfisa combos, protest singers and folk rockers. Yeah, you get the picture - Destination COOL!! 

You also know by now that I've got very high standards and will not post lame sounding music files from downloaded MP3s from other sites, YouTube clips with shit sound and graphics, crap label scans from popsike or ebay auctions and tiny pictures that need the Hubble Space Telescope to pinpoint details.

I've decided to indulge myself in another select 50 jewels from Los Angeles (and the surrounding areas) and like before I will only list songs that I have on original vinyl or a decent vinyl reissue.

Here's first 50 which I posted during August 2010.  

"This is my personal sound trip to Los Angeles circa summer 1967. I am a hip DJ wearing cool mod threads, beatle boots, wide buckle belt, maybe some love beads. I had dolly birds hangin' off each arm demanding some love action but all I wanted to do was play The Caretakers Of Deception or the latest Seeds 45.
I'm a happenin' kick ass hipster in control of the turntable at Gazzarri's or It's Boss.
I'm loaded on purple pills and this is my nights work."


01 BYRDS - I'LL FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER (CBS 201796) 8/65
02 LOVE - 7 AND 7 IS (ELEKTRA EK-45605) 7/66
03 DOVERS - PEOPLE ASK ME WHY (REPRISE 0439) 11/65
04 STANDELLS - MR NOBODY (TOWER 282) 9/66
05 BONNIWELL'S MUSIC MACHINE - THE EAGLE NEVER HUNTS THE FLY (WARNER BROS 1732) 1967 *
06 SEEDS - UP IN HER ROOM (GNP CRESCENDO 383) 1/67
07 HUMAN EXPRESSION - OPTICAL SOUND (ACCENT AC 1226) 9/67
08 SONS OF ADAM - TOMORROW'S GONNA BE ANOTHER DAY (DECCA 31887) 12/65
09 BEES - LEAVE ME BE (MIRWOOD 5503) 1965
10 ELECTRIC PRUNES - ARE YOU LOVIN' ME MORE (BUT ENJOYING IT LESS) (REPRISE 0564) 4/67
11 BOBBY FULLER FOUR - I FOUGHT THE LAW (MUSTANG 3014) 10/65
12 FLOWER POT - BLACK MOTO (VAULT V-935) 1967
13 W.C. FIELDS MEMORIAL ESB - I'M NOT YOUR STEPPING STONE (MERCURY 72578) 6/66
14 GREEN BEANS - (DON'T GIVE ME NO) FRICTION (MERCURY 72504) 10/65
15 CARETAKERS OF DECEPTION - CUTTIN' GRASS (SANCTUS SS-12) 1967
16 HARD TIMES - FORTUNE TELLER (WORLD PACIFIC 77851) 11/66
17 DOORS - THE CRYSTAL SHIP (ELEKTRA EK-45615) 5/67
18 LEAVES - GIRL FROM THE EAST (MIRA 222) 5/66
19 PALACE GUARD - ALL NIGHT LONG (ORANGE EMPIRE RECORDS OE-331) 8/65
20 SOMEBODY'S CHYLDREN - I'M GOING BACK TO NEW YORK CITY (UPTOWN 727) 4/66
21 MIDNITERS - NEVER KNEW I HAD IT SO BAD (WHITTIER 504) 1/67
22 SEAN AND THE BRANDYWINES - CODINE (DECCA 31910) 1966
23 CLEAR LIGHT - SHE'S READY TO BE FREE (ELEKTRA EK-45622) 9/67
24 KNACK - TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE (CAPITOL 5774) 2/67
25 RUMORS - WITHOUT HER (GEMCOR 5002) 7/65
26 EAST SIDE KIDS - CLOSE YOUR MIND (ORANGE EMPIRE RECORDS OE-500) 1967
27 ASHES - IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO (VAULT V-924) 1966
28 ROOSTERS - ONE OF THESE DAYS (PSA 1151) 4/1966
29 DAVID - I'M NOT ALONE (VMN V716) 1967
30 BOBBY JAMESON - VIETNAM (TOWER DT-5083) 1967
31 PETER FONDA - CATCH THE WIND (CHISA CH004) 3/67
32 SONNY & CHER - IT'S GONNA RAIN (ATLANTIC AT4035) 7/65
33 NO-NA-MEE'S - GOTTA HOLD ON (ERA 3153) 11/65
34 STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK - PAXTON'S BACK STREET CARNIVAL (UNI 55093) 11/68
35 GIRLS - CHICO'S GIRL (CAPITOL 5675) 1965
36 AVENGERS - I TOLD YOU SO (STAR-BURST 128) 3/66
37 FLOWER CHILDREN - MINI-SKIRT BLUES (CASTIL RECORDS 101) 3/67
38 PURPLE GANG - ONE OF THE BUNCH (MGM K13607) 10/66
39 GYPSY TRIPS - AIN'T IT HARD (WORLD PACIFIC 77809) 11/65
40 OPUS 1 - BACK SEAT '38 DODGE (MUSTANG 3017) 5/66
41 SMOKE RINGS - LOVE'S THE THING (PROSPECT 101) 1966
42 HIS MAJESTY'S COACHMEN - I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU (GEMINI G-1004) 8/66
43 ASSOCIATION - PANDORA'S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES (VALIANT V-755) 11/66
44 SIN SHAY SHUNS - ALL MY LONELY WAITING (VENETT V-108) 1966
45 BECKETT QUINTET - (IT'S ALL OVER NOW) BABY BLUE (GEMCOR 5003) 10/65
46 L.A. TEENS - SATURDAY'S CHILD (DECCA 31813) 7/65
47 MONKEES - THE GIRL I KNEW SOMEWHERE (RCA VICTOR 66-1004) 3/67
48 PREMIERS - GET ON THIS PLANE (FARO 624) 11/66
49 TURTLES - SHE'LL COME BACK (DECCA DL 4751) 5/66
50 TERRY RANDALL - S.O.S (VALIANT V-756) 12/66

Comments

  1. Greatly looking forward to seeing (and hearing) what songs you select for this upcoming list. Your first list of 50 were well chosen and highly enjoyable!

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  2. Thank you - I'm sure you'll DIG! my selections.

    At this moment in time I have no idea who'll make my list but over the next month or so it will develop in my mind of who and what to highlight.

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