You all know by now that I like my music. Lately I’ve been featuring a lot of contemporary music. I went through a spell where I only dug early 90s house music earlier this year. And now… Well now I’m into listening to some golden oldies. Some of it goes back to the early early 60s up until the late 60s/ early 70s mark. I guess it has to do with the turning of the leaves and the fact that the weather has become so dreary. It just makes me want to huddle up on the couch with a hot cocoa and some records. Here are my favorites.
Ray Charles – What I’d Say part 1 & 2
One of my all time favorite songs and a song that was way ahead of its time. I love the jam like vibe this song has as well as the overall rhythm. This thing has got swing.
Brenda Lee – Break it to me gently
Talking about sappy love songs, well it doesn’t get any sappier than this. Awesome vocals and the cheesiest lyrics on the planet. The ultimate guilty pleasure in song.
13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me
Great mid-60s song with a hint of beat but also a hint at what would be coming up in the 70s. Including a guy ‘playing’ an electric jug (hence those weird noises in the background) and the start of the first wave of psychedelic music.
Bill Withers – Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Ultimate dreary afternoon song. Sung oh so wonderfully that it makes you feel the pain of losing a loved one. Also wonderfully arranged with a relaxed vibe.
Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Carry On
I never know which songs are with Neil Young and which aren’t so I always just call them CSNY. So excuse the faux pas if this song is from the post Neil Young era. Great harmonies and a folky rock vibe. Plus it’s insanely catchy.
What are your favorite oldies to listen to?