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#3 – Tobacco Road – The Nashville Teens (1964)

“‘Tobacco Road’ is a blues song written and first recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1960 that was a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964 and has since become a standard across several musical genres. Originally framed as a … Continue reading

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Northern Soul: An Oral History

Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) “Between the blossoming of the hippy movement in the late ’60s and the decimation of British industrial heartlands in the ’70s, the underground club culture of London’s Mod scene snaked … Continue reading

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“Hey Joe”

“‘Hey Joe’ is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard and has been performed in many musical styles by hundreds of different artists. ‘Hey Joe’ tells the story of a man who is on … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills – Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

“Cheap Thrills, the major-label debut of Janis Joplin, was one of the most eagerly anticipated, and one of the most successful, albums of 1968. Joplin and her band Big Brother & the Holding Company had earned extensive press notice ever … Continue reading

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#2 – 1961: Runaround Sue – Dion (1961)

“‘Runaround Sue’ is a pop song, in a modified doo-wop style, originally a US No. 1 hit for the singer Dion during 1961 after he split with the Belmonts. The song ranked No. 351 on the Rolling Stone list of … Continue reading

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The Animals – The Best of the Animals (1966)

“The Animals were one of the most popular British Invasion bands from the sixties. Nowadays, they are often overlooked and forgotten, and people write them off as just another British Invasion one-hit wonder, but they were much more than that. … Continue reading

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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion

“Released in 1972, after many of its artists had risen to international acclaim, Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6 contains previously unreleased songs that appeared in the folk publication Broadside Magazine, founded in 1962. With a lineup that includes Blind Boy Grunt … Continue reading

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