5/1/15 – Dionne Warwick – Do You Know The Way To San Jose? – 1968

Continuing the theme of  “So you think you can sing…” one might also ask, so you think you can write songs, melodies, lyrics and arrangements? In keeping with these questions, here’s one of the greatest ever musical partnerships – Dionne Warwick with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The hits just kept on coming for them […]

The Nazz 1968

19/12/14 – The Nazz – Open My Eyes – 1968

The Nazz formed in Philadelphia in 1967 with  Robert “Stewkey” Antoni, vocals and keyboards, Carson Van Osten on bass,  Thom Mooney on drums and…Todd Rundgren on guitar. They released Open My Eyes as a single but it was the B-side and the original version of Hello It’s Me that got them noticed. The story of The Nazz is […]

Fairport Convention 1968 B:W Pic

25/10/14 – Fairport Convention – Time Will Show The Wiser – 1968

An excitable Fairport Convention from 1968 with a slightly quicker version of the first song from their debut album. The song was written by American singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes. At this point they were looking towards American folk and mainly American/Canadian singer/songwriters for inspiration. This was to change in the coming years as they concentrated on […]


14/10/14 – The Beatles – Sexy Sadie – 1968 – From Anthology 3 – 1996

Everyone knows all The Beatles’ songs, the biggest band in the world, but this version of Sexy Sadie was easily missed over three double CD, Beatles Anthologies released between 1995- 1996. I Love this slow version of the song, it has a special mood, that lazy tempo and Lennon’s voice is just so great. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexy_Sadie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_(album) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles   […]

The Lemon Pipers 1968 Pic

11/7/14 – The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine – 1968

When this song hit No.1 in the US chart in 1968 it captured the essence of an era. It had a catchy melody, hippie lyrics, irresistible beat and psychedelic effects – perfect. Although it may have been dismissed as trite nonsense by serious critics, whenever I hear this song I hear it as a rather challenging composition with […]