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Tag: 1962

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald: Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (Verve/UMe)

A long-thought lost live recording of Ella Fitzgerald in Berlin offers up an enjoyable–if not slightly standard–performance by the legendary jazz vocalist.

Song Of The Day: Brian Hyland, “Sealed With A Kiss”

We say hello to the summer with a classic pop ballad about the adolescent pain of summer break separation.

Song Of The Day: Rachel and The Revolvers: “The Revo-lution” c/w “Number One”

Remembering the vocalist Betty Willis, who died tragically this week, and who had a very small but important role in the history of one of rock music’s titans.

Love Is A Drag: For Adult Listeners Only (Modern Harmonic)

This Black Friday Record Store Day release offers up an album from 1962 that is notable more for its notoriety than its content.

Various Artists: The Golden Age Of Greek Cinema (él Records/Cherry Red)

This superb two-disc set compiles four soundtracks to four of the best films to come from Greece during its 1960s heyday. Ranging from contemporary to classical, this is a cornucopia of sounds that reflects the amazing range of the nation’s two top soundtrack composers, Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hatzidakis.

Singles Staying Single: The Sundazed Records Singles Collection

It’s the first day of summer–and you say you need some sweet Sixties sounds for your beach party? Well, this recent selection of reissue singles from Sundazed Records will serve you well!

3AM Eternal: Jim Reeves, “Just Walking In The Rain” (1962)

A lovely country-pop ballad from a crooner whose star once shone quite brightly.

Ray Conniff & His Orchestra and Chorus: The Ray Conniff Hi-Fi Companion (él Records/Cherry Red)

This reissue of a fine 1962 compilation highlights the talents and genius of Ray Conniff, and serves as an excellent starting place for one of the most prolific “easy listening” artists of the Twentieth century.

3AM Eternal: Brian Hyland “Sealed With A Kiss” (1962)

An endearing, enduring pop ballad classic about the end of the summer.

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “Chug A Lug” (1962)

A simple tune that’s one of the hidden jewels, from the era when the Beach Boys really were BOYS.