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Poetry & Playlist for 1969 – Part 1 24 June, 2019

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“SUMER IS A-CUMIN IN – SING CUCKOO!”
Heat is here and sun shines bright
So we share air conditioned night
With songs from 1969/played by our 60s bearded DJ –
Howie Zowie was on KUT (before its division split infinity)
And knows his songs, and plays them Aum
for us to guess singers and composers
Of course it is for pointless points
but we all play along, as they are all familiars
recycled every decade for new formatted listeners
Pre-streaming, pre-downloading, we bought these songs
on vinyl as singles, Eps, LPs – before CDs came in, demanding consumption
But it is a hot night – a celebration of a decade of Green Man
so I present them with a talking doll in the image of Kinky Friedman
(who ran for Texas Governor in 2003 and scored my singular vote)
The night glows with conversations. The soundtrack is 1969
and it is only up to July before I fade away – back into Summer Solstice 2019.

Thom “World Poet” Woodruff

The hits just kept on coming on June 21, 2019:
6901 Brian Hyland – Tragedy
6901 Cream – Crossroads
6901 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary
6901 Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man
6901 Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
6901 Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry – Let It Be Me
6901 Joe South – Games People Play
6901 John Sebastion – She’s a Lady
6901 Spirit – I Got A Line On You
6901 Turtles – You Showed Me
6902 Aretha Franklin – The Weight
6902 Brenda Lee – Johnny One Time
6902 Bubble Puppy – Hot Smoke & Sassafras
6902 Classics IV – Traces
6902 Grass Roots – Lovin’ Things
6902 Iron Butterfly – Soul Experience
6902 Judy Collins – Someday Soon
6902 Nazz – Hello It’s Me
6902 Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
6902 Three Dog Night – Try a Little Tenderness
6902 Tommy Roe – Dizzy
6902 Zombies – Time of the Season
6903 5th Dimension – Aquarius―Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
6903 Beach Boys – I Can Hear Music
6903 Bee Gees – First of May
6903 Blood, Sweat & Tears – You Made Me So Very Happy
6903 Booker T. & The MG’s – Time Is Tight
6903 Byrds – This Wheel’s on Fire
6903 Cowsills – Hair
6903 Crazy Elephant – Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin’
6903 Doors – Wishful Sinful
6903 Frank Sinatra – My Way
6903 Glen Campbell – Galveston
6903 Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
6903 Jerry Butler – Only The Strong Survive
6903 Joe Simon – The Chokin’ Kind
6903 Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times
6903 MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
6903 New Colony Six – Things I’d Like To Say
6903 Tommy James and the Shondells – Sweet Cherry Wine
6903 Ventures – Hawaii Five-O
6904 Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day
6904 Cream – Badge
6904 Donovan – Atlantis
6904 Friends Of Distinction – Grazing In The Grass
6904 Grass Roots – The River Is Wide
6904 Guess Who – These Eyes
6904 Hollies – Sorry Suzanne
6904 Joan Baez – Love Is Just A Four Letter Word
6904 Marvin Gaye – Too Busy Thinking ‘Bout My Baby
6904 Mary Hopkin – Goodbye
6904 Mercy – Love Can Make You Happy
6904 Peter, Paul & Mary – Day Is Done
6904 Ray Stevens – Gitarzan
6904 Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
6904 Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!
6904 Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday
6904 Who – Pinball Wizard
6905 Andy Kim – Baby I Love You
6905 Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
6905 Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away
6905 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
6905 Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Israelites
6905 Dusty Springfield – Windmills Of Your Mind
6905 Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto
6905 Henry Mancini – Theme From Romeo and Juliet
6905 Oliver- Good Morning Starshine
6905 Sly & The Family Stone – I Want to Take You Higher
6905 Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour
6905 Three Dog Night – One
6906 Beatles – Ballad Of John And Yoko
6906 Blood, Sweat and Tears – Spinning Wheel
6906 Jackie DeShannon – Put a Little Love in Your Heart
6906 Joe Cocker – Feelin’ Alright
6906 Kenny Rogers & The First Edition – Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town
6906 Mama Cass – It’s Getting Better
6906 Monkees – Listen to the Band
6906 Moody Blues – Never Comes The Day
6906 Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
6906 Ray Stevens – Along Came Jones
6906 Richard Harris – Didn’t We
6906 Tommy James & The Shondells – Crystal Blue Persuasion
6906 Youngbloods – Get Together
6906 Zager and Evans – In The Year 2525

 

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