Welcome to Part Two of the 1960’s (and anything before) Twisted Mix Tape. Last week, we had so many great mixes from the 1960’s part one, if you missed them – go visit. As these fabulous mixes were compiled, it became very apparent that we would need more than one week to complete each decade. And so – Part Deux.
As the decade that brought us Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll – the Sixties will forever go down in infamy. The musical growth that occurred during that decade changed how we would listen to and perceive music forever.
In the 1950’s Elvis Presley took the world by storm; playing music in an entirely different way, a way that used his whole body. When he was drafted in 1958, many of the outraged adults were happy to see him go. However his insistence on being part of the regular army and not “special services” – where he would just be a performer – helped him gain much respect among the military and the general public. In 1960 a new Elvis returned to the US, with more music and more performances. It was the beginning of a new life for Elvis.
And as the beginning of a new musical era dawned for us – Motown Records was born. Joan Baez hit the scene, Motown Records had its first #1 hit with Please Mr Postman and The Four Seasons became the first band to ever have 3 consecutive #1 hits on the billboard charts. This decade brought us The British Invasion, Mary Poppins and John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. We had other firsts too: Hard rock from The Kinks, Acid Rock from the Grateful Dead and Folk Rock from The Byrds. This generation gave birth to music as we know it today. I, for one, will be forever grateful that the voices of this social revolution used the most obvious form of expression there is….Music.
In case you missed it, we are moving through the decades. This week is 1960’s (and 50’s) part 2. Next week will be 1970’s part 1. For each mix in the decades we are operating under the assumption that:
You Have Been Transported Back to 1969 9 9 9 9……
You Are Making This List for Someone. You are alive at this time so you have no knowledge of the music to come, however you are fully aware of the music in your past and can make full use of it if you like. (this also means that come the 70’s you can still include the 60’s if you like)
I Have Been Transported Back to 1969, and although my twin is into the dreamy stuff… I like a little more variety. My good friend has been living under a rock, and I’d like to share a taste of what I’ve been listening too.
I’m Looking Through You – The Beatles.
King of the Road – Roger Miller
Sloop John B – The Beach Boys
Baby I love you – Aretha Franklin
Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day – The Monkeees
OK folks. Now I want to hear what you’ve got! The rules of Twisted Mix Tape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix; based on this week’s theme. Create your own post and link it up, or put your mix in the comments. If you’re going to link-up there must be a song in your post. Share this all over the place, the more the merrier. Mostly just have fun, there’ s no pressure here.
New exciting feature… I am creating playlists on YouTube for all of the Mix Tapes we have made, so keep your eye on my blog, twitter and your inbox folks, because this is awesome. I know because I’m already done with 1960’s vol. 1. Stay-tuned!
If you need to own any of the songs on this list, and I’m guessing you do, then click on these links to go to iTunes:
I’m Looking Through You – Rubber Soul
King of the Road – 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Miller
Sloop John B (Stereo Version) – Pet Sounds (Mono / Stereo)
Baby, I Love You – Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits
Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day – The Monkees