Sunday, October 21, 2012

Roy Orbison...The Golden Decade 1960-1969

Roy Orbison was best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman".

Orbison was a natural baritone, but music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range.The combination of Orbison's powerful, impassioned voice and complex musical arrangements led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock". Many of Orbison's songs conveyed a quiet, desperate vulnerability. He was known for performing while standing still and solitary, wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses which lent an air of mystery to his persona.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Wilson Pickett sang Southern soul straight from the bottom. He shouted the gospel, screamed the blues, all with a touch of aggressive, near-punk sneer.The hits, some of the 60s sweatiest and intense, are all here. This is R&B coming at you 90 miles an hour, and is an essential set from a soul survivor.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Kinks...remastered..60 classic tracks

The Kinks were as big a part of the sixties British music scene as were The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals, Them....etc...If you're looking for one Kinks compilation to fulfill your basic British Invasion-era Kinks needs, then this one will certainly do it......all the classics are here plus many more

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Freewheelin' BOB DYLAN

After his self-titled debut album, Dylan stunned 1963 listeners with his second album, which opens with three Dylan classics in a row: "Blowin' in the Wind","Girl From the North Country" and "Masters of War".Two other tunes, "Hard Rain" and "Don't Think Twice" are among the best songs Dylan ever wrote. The Dylan of 1963 sought to tell us about the world and what was happening in it as he saw it, but he also wanted us to have a couple of laughs. "Talking World War III Blues" and "I Shall Be Free," though dated only by the characters named, are still great examples of Dylan's sharp wit.'Freewheelin'' marks the first time Dylan wrote or co-wrote nearly all of the songs on the album. ("Corinna, Corinna" is the lone exception.) This album is recognized as one of Dylan's best, alongside 'Blonde on Blonde' and 'Blood on the Tracks.'

1. Blowin' In the Wind 
2. Girl From the North Country 
3. Masters Of War 
4. Down the Highway 
5. Bob Dylan's Blues 
6. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 
7. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 
8. Bob Dylan's Dream 
9. Oxford Town 
10. Talkin' World War III Blues 
11. Corrina, Corrina 
12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance 
13. I Shall Be Free

for legal reasons a sample download of this album is not possible but it can be purchased through AMAZON