Mixtape Of The Day 10/10/2015: The Hidden '60s, Vol. 2





The Hidden '60s, Part 2 – And now the big payoff of Hidden '60s week. These are 34 songs that span the period covered by this past week's timeline, 1964-66. Over 80 minutes of songs that missed that symbolical but intrinsically arbitrary elevator to the American Top 40. Man, there's a lot of good stuff here. Bobby Womack and the Valentinos doing the original version one of the greatest R&B songs ever. A pre-Monkees Davy Jones aiming straight for the apex of the cute meter. The first, non-Heart Nancy Wilson's perfectly built and economical love song. The Chiffons' brush with trippiness written by cult legend Brute Force. The Trade Winds' attempt to make a lite version of LSD for concerned housewives. Derek Martin doing a knock-out ballad that belongs to the expanse of the universe. And something by the Novas called "The Crusher" which I'm not going to ruin for you one bit.

The third and final part of The Hidden '60s, covering 1967-69, begins November 15. In the meantime here's your starting lineup.

PART 1
The Angels, “Wow Wow Wee (He's the Boy For Me)” (#41, 1964)
Anna King & Bobby Byrd, “Baby Baby Baby” (#52, 1964)
Trini Lopez, “Jailer, Bring Me Water” (#94, 1964)
The Spats, “Gator Tails & Monkey Ribs” (#96, 1964)
The Tams, “It’s All Right (You’re Just In Love)” (#79, 1964)
Little Peggy March, “I'm Watching Every Little Move You Make” (#84, 1964)
The Valentinos, “It’s All Over Now” (#94, 1964)
Nancy Wilson, “I Wanna Be With You” (#57, 1964)
Los Indios Tabajaras, “Always In My Heart” (#82, 1964)

PART 2
The Mojo Men, “Dance With Me” (#61, 1965)
The Novas, “The Crusher” (#88, 1965)
Hedgehoppers Anonymous, “It’s Good News Week” (#48, 1965)
The Chiffons, “Nobody Knows What's Going On (In My Mind But Me)” (#49, 1965)
Davy Jones, “What Are We Going to Do?” (#93, 1965)
Willie Tee, “Teasin’ You” (#97, 1965)
The Zombies, “I Want You Back Again” (#95, 1965)
The Gants, “Road Runner” (#46, 1965)
P.F. Sloan, “Sins of a Family” (#87, 1965)

PART 3
The McCoys, “Don’t Worry Mother, Your Son’s Heart is Pure” (#67, 1966)
Chris Andrews, “Yesterday Man” (#94, 1966)
The Sheep, “Hide & Seek” (#58, 1966)
The Contours, “Just a Little Misunderstanding” (#85, 1966)
The Trade Winds, “Mind Excursion” (#51, 1966)
The Youngbloods, “Grizzly Bear” (#52, 1966)
Verdelle Smith, “(Alone) In My Room” (#62, 1966)
Mike Williams, “Lonely Soldier” (#69, 1966)
Derek Martin, “You Better Go” (#78, 1965)

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