Tag: 1966

Jan & Dean: Filet of Soul Redux: The Rejected Master Recordings (Omnivore)

Surf duo Jan & Dean’s “comedy” album was intended as a contractual obligation, an unfunny joke that was rightly rejected, yet bowdlerized by their label after Jan Berry’s near-fatal car accident. Fifty-one years later, this reissue presents the album as it was meant to be heard.

Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “Pet Sounds”

A beautiful little instrumental passage from their finest album makes for wonderful Sunday morning chill-out listening.

Ann-Margret: Songs From The Swinger (And Other Swingin’ Songs) (él Records)

Swedish actress Ann Margret was a triple threat: a talented singer and actress who exuded natural sexuality. This compilation pairs two of her mid-sixties soundtrack albums, and are delightful listens.

Anita Kerr: The Five Classic Warner Brothers Albums 1966-1968 (el Records)

Anita Kerr left the comfort of her successful career in Nashville, setting out to Los Angeles to experiment with more contemporary music. The five albums she released under her name for Warner Brothers are fine examples of mid-60s Easy Listening and Sunshine Pop.

Song Of The Day: Bert Jansch, “Henry Martin”

Taken from the Superior Viaduct release, Jack Orion.

The Beach Boys: Graduation Day 1966: Live At The University of Michigan (Capitol Records)

This year’s archival copyright release from The Beach Boys is a collection of two live performances. As live performances go, it’s a perfunctory show, yet these two shows represent something greater: a band at a crossroads, shortly before things worsened for their career.

Bob Dylan: The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)

One of the most notorious bootlegs in rock and roll history has also been erroneously credited. This new release-taken from a larger box set encompassing all known recordings from Dylan’s infamous 1966 tour–offers the actual Royal Albert Hall performance, and it serves as a document of the frustrating nature of that infamous and legendary tour.

Song Of The Day: Otis Redding, “These Arms of Mine” (Set two, Sunday, 4/10/1966)

Taken from the Stax Records release Live At The Whisky A Go-Go: The Complete Recordings.

Song Of The Day: Otis Redding, “My Lover’s Prayer”

Taken from the Atlantic Records release Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (Fiftieth Anniversary Edition)

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!