Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday 10


Ah The Sixties, those were the days. Rock n’ Roll was shiny and new, minimum wage was $1.00 and skateboards became the hottest thing, allowing kids to surf on asphalt. Not only that; but we got Star Trek, The Addams Family, The Jestsons, The Flinstones, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie and so much more! The decade brought us JFK, Martin Luther King, and Barbie (technically 1959).  AND HIPPIES!!! This is the decade that brought us Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll folks! 

This week our mix tape is deadicated to the 60’s the year that also brought us The Grateful Dead, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. And dances like the Mashed Potato, The Swim, The Monkey and The Jerk. This is also the decade where Frank Sinatra was still going strong, Marvin Gaye took us by storm and on the Latin front Antonio Carlos Jobim was blowing people away. Jazz was making a real name in pop culture on the one end, and psychedelia was on the other. I wish I could cover it all. Maybe someday I’ll get to a history of Music in the 60’s. In my spare time. All 115 volumes.

I realized the scope of the 60’s was just way to big to put it all in one list; so instead, as we move through the decades, we will get a part 1 and a part 2. So don’t fret, forgot it on this week’s list? There’s always next week!

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 I Think Music is Dreamy


This is the best movie ever, Sidney Poitier is tough with a heart. He’s going to turn around these young hoodlums no matter what it takes. Although the critics laughed it off, we loved it. This song won The Grammy for Best Soundtrack in 1968.

To Sir With Love – Lulu


I was just a kid when this song came out in 1954, but I remember how much my parents loved it. Mostly because it sounded like it was the story of a naughty lady who was driving the whole town crazy, but it was really about… You’ll have to listen to find out!

The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane


I remember when this song came out, it was so hot! This South African trumpeter blew a mean horn. Wow, this song, with no words, made it to #1 on the Billboard Chart!

Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masekela


Speaking of Instrumentals, this crazy dude had some mad music going on! Every single one of his songs could be on my favorite playlist. But since that would “break some chick’s rules from the future” I’ll pick one.

Whipped Cream by Herb Alpert (If you can wait patiently through Herb Alpert’s little talk, it’s short, you will really get a treat)


My Dad brought this album home with him from Brazil.  In Brazil they call him Tom, here we know him as Antonio Carlos Jobim. This guy was such a musical genius, he also had three albums with Frank Sinatra. Cause they were both that good. Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto recorded this version in 1964.  Can you believe she had never sung professionally before singing this song?? WOW! So smoooooth.

The Girl From Ipanema


I wish I had Patsy Cline’s voice, it’s not just how she sounds, it’s how she sings. No one thought she could sing a song better than “I Fall to Pieces” but then came “Crazy”.  When she performed at the Grand Ole Opry she said “All my recent hits have come true in my life. I had a hit out called Tra-La-La Triangle and people thought about me and Gerald and Charlie. I had another hit out called ‘I Fall to Pieces’ and I was in a car wreck. Now I’m really worried because I have a new hit single out and its called ‘Crazy’.” Most people don’t know this, but a fella named Willie Nelson wrote this song. Nobody really knows who he is, but he’s written a ton of hits. I hear this one’s his favorite.

Crazy by Patsy Cline


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. Go and visit my co-host this week and most others Kristi from Finding Ninee for her own special brand of crazy. Mostly just have fun, there’ s no pressure here.

If you need to own any of the songs on my list, and you know you do. Click here to go directly to iTunes:

To Sir With Love – Greatest Hits
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane – Greatest Hits
Grazing In the Grass – 60’s Gold
Whipped Cream – Whipped Cream & Other Delights
The Girl from Ipanema – The Very Best of Stan Getz
Crazy (Single Version) – Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits (Remastered)


42 thoughts on “Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday 10

  1. I’m first, I’m first!

    Here is my part 1 60s mix. All from the end of the decade, I’m afraid:

    Dear Prudence — The Beatles (1968)
    China Cat Sunflower — Grateful Dead (1969)
    Sympathy for the Devil — Rolling Stones (1968)
    Cinnamon Girl — Neil Young (1969)
    Suite: Judy Blue Eyes — Crosby Stills & Nash (1969)

    • Have I told you lately that you are my MUSICAL TWIN??? Love it. Wait for mine next week, it’s more of the rock end 🙂

  2. Oh I loved the music from the 1960s and even though I was born in 1977, my parents grew up during this time and listened to so much of this era’s music that I seriously felt as though I could have lived during this time, too! I would have to say that if I had to pick just 5 songs from the 1960’s, they would be as follows:

    1. The Beatles–While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    2. The Rolling Stones–Under My Thumb
    3. Bob Dylan–Everybody Must Get Stoned
    4. Elvis Presley–Suspicious Minds
    5. Dusty Springfield–Son of A Preacher Man

    Seriously each of these songs brings back many memories and thanks for letting me share!! 🙂

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  4. Jen… I am in and I’m Stoked!!! Looking forward to checking everybody out. Thanks for the invite. Much appreciated.

    Have a great week, Slu

  5. what a frickin unfair TMT topic! damn you Ms. Skewed!! and you too.. Kristi

    I say this with all sincerity for the following two reasons:

    a) I will be lucky to be able to leave for the office before noon

    2) I now have enough mind worms to cause the Class of ’69 to start tapping their feet

    c) I can’t find my goddamn blacklight!

    In any event I will try. I suppose I can focus on the music I recall listening too secretly (’cause my parents hated it all) or the music that I listened to with my friends after class (cause we all really loved this stuff).

    I’ll be back before the end of the afternoon, so I can incorrectly link up.

    thanks *a lot*

  6. This weekend, I was forcing Patsy upon my teenage daughter who is an alto singer. I begged, “Please learn ‘Crazy’, please oh, please.” I got the eye roll, but I feel my mission to pass on the good stuff has one task checked off the list. Great list!

  7. Tijuana Brass and Stan Getz…man, I love you.

    I couldn’t think about this list too much, in all honesty. If I’d thought too much about it, my list would’ve been 5 miles long, rather than 5 songs long.

    Okay…maybe I’m exaggerating when I say 5 miles…but you get what I’m saying.

    Anyhoo, I went with my gut, posted the first 5 that came to mind, and left it at that. Thank God for Part Twos, right?

    • For real Kelly. That’s how it happened. When I broke it down I couldn’t get it shorter than 12. So I knew there had to be a part 2!

  8. Jen! My awesome friend! I love love love that you included Crazy by Patsy Cline. What an awesome amazing song. Huge props to the introduction today too – sex, drugs, and rock n roll, baby! And holy crap – Star Trek, The Addams Family, The Jestsons, The Flinstones, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie don’t suck either. How is it possible that you just reminded me of some of my favorite shows growing up that I’d completely forgotten about? You are cool. So cool.

    PS – Clark’s comment cracked me up 😀

    • Hi My Kristi ~ You’re welcome. I think my brain is actually stuck in the 60’s and 70’s so there’s that. So much more to come for 70’s, no? I know, Clark is awesome.

  9. My favorites from the sixties would have to include Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Walk Like a Man, Let’s Hang On, Beggin’, and Workin’ my Way Back to You. Love those Jersey boys!

    • Dana ~ The Jersey Boys soundtrack (although played by the originals long story…) is in the rotation here too!

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    • Well, when I was a hippie we burned lots of Nag Champa. Although I think that smelled more brown than purple. Of course the Strawberry incense was yummy and definitely smelled purple not red.

  11. I adore Patsy Cline. And I adore To Sir With Love… Great mix! We have a sixties playlist on my iPod with a hundred songs or so…
    My faves:
    Don’t Worry Baby by the Beach Boys
    Dream a Little Dream of Me by the Mamas and the Papas
    San Francisco by Scott McKenzie (sp?)
    You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield
    Day in the Life by the Beatles

    • Stephanie ~ Awesome picks! So love Dusty Springfield, the rest are total gimme’s and will make my Hilton Head playlist so THANK YOU!

  12. Wow – I grew up on Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. I still love them. And I love Patsy’s version of “Crazy”. I almost picked this one too, but I was doing my folksy theme. I love Willie’s version of that tune too, but Patsy…love her. Our violinist used to play her tape on tour a lot. On tape. ‘Cause I’m old. 😉

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  14. What a fantastic list and a great trip through the 60s! Herb Alpert will always have a special place in my heart, because my parents’ first date was one of his concerts, and that Whipped Cream album is still in my dad’s collection. One day, it will be in mine. 🙂

  15. linked up

    Have you ever heard Amy Winehouse’s Girl from Ipahema? It’s amazing. I miss her.

    I like these choices because they feel personal. Good work, music freak friend.

  16. The Flintstones and the Jetsons were from the 60’s?? I had no clue! I thought they were from the 70’s/80’s, which is probably because that’s when I actually watched them. You are awesome, Jen. Thanks for the nostalgic blast from the past–I remember listening to classic music stations in the car with my parents on the way to church and wondering what the world was like when they were my age. 🙂

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