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All Fine in 69 1 July, 2019

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What a glorious way to finish the 60s Marathons! Many first-timers were in attendance, along with some of our favorite regulars. Groovy were the tunes, far-out was the mood. Incense kept the mosquitoes at bay, and engaging frivolity chased away the blues. Thanks again to all who participated and contributed!

Here’s what we heard:

6907 Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace A Chance
6907 Archies – Sugar Sugar
6907 Bob Dylan – Lay, Lady, Lay
6907 Crosby, Stills, Nash – Marrakesh Express
6907 Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Nitty Gritty
6907 Guess Who – Laughing
6907 Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
6907 Kenny Rogers – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town
6907 Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women
6907 Shannon – Abergavenny
6907 The Who – I’m Free
6908 Billy Preston – That’s The Way God Planned It
6908 Chicago Transit Authority – Questions 67 and 68
6908 Donovan, Jeff Beck Group – Barabajagal
6908 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – This Girl is a Woman Now
6908 Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
6908 Joe South – Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home
6908 Judy Collins – Chelsea Morning
6908 Motherlode – When I Die
6908 Oliver – Jean
6908 Quicksilver Messenger Service – Who Do You Love
6908 Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summertime
6908 Temptations – Can’t Get Next To You
6908 Tim Hardin – Simple Song of Freedom
6909 5th Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues
6909 Cuff Links – Tracy
6909 Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
6909 Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well
6909 Janis Joplin – Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
6909 Kenny Rogers & First Edition – Reuben James
6909 Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
6909 Piero Umiliani – Mah Na Mah Na
6909 Smith – Baby It’s You
6909 Thunderclap Newman – Something In the Air
6909 Winstons – Love of the Common People
6910 Beatles – Come Together
6910 Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park
6910 Blood, Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
6910 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Down On The Corner
6910 CSN – Suite + Judy Blue Eyes
6910 Flying Machine – Smile a Little Smile for Me
6910 Guess Who – Undun
6910 Joe Cocker – Delta Lady
6910 Mama Cass Elliot – Make Your Own Kind of Music
6910 Peter, Paul and Mary – Leaving on a Jet Plane
6910 R.B. Greaves – Take A Letter Maria
6910 Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
6910 Three Dog Night – Eli’s Coming
6910 Beatles – Something
6911 B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
6911 Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You
6911 Byrds – Ballad of Easy Rider
6911 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
6911 Diana Ross & The Supremes – Someday We’ll Be Together
6911 Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
6911 Jay & The Americans – Walkin’ in the Rain
6911 Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
6911 Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
6911 Merle Haggard – Okie from Muskogee
6911 Neil Diamond – Holly Holy
6911 Original Caste – One Tin Soldier
6911 Plastic Ono Band – Cold Turkey
6911 The Band – Up On Cripple Creek
6911 Tommy Roe – Jam Up Jelly Tight
6911 Vanity Fare – Early In The Morning
6912 Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
6912 Eddie Holman – Hey There Lonely Girl
6912 Gene Pitney – She Let’s Her Hair Down ( Early In The Morning)
6912 Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
6912 Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
6912 Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
6912 Mark Lindsay – Arizona
6912 Sandpipers – Come Saturday Morning
6912 Shocking Blue – Venus
6912 Steppenwolf – Monster
6912 Tom Jones – Without Love (There is Nothing)
6912 Guess Who – No Time

 

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