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The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation, from his famous work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.” They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973

00:00 Break on Through
02:27 Light My Fire
09:25 Love Me Two Times
12:41 Hello I Love You
15:23 People Strange
17:35 Strange Days
20:45 Riders On The Storm
27:54 L.A Woman
35:54 Touch Me
39:07 Roadhouse Blues
43:16 Peace Frog
46:14 Love Street
49:12 The Crystal Ship
51:48 Soul Kitchen
55:21 Love Her Madly
59:02 Back Door Man
1:02:35 Alabama Song
1:05:53 Moonlight Drive
1:08:57 Unknown Soldier
1:12:24 The End

Vanilla Fudge From RENAISSANCE © 1968 Atco.

Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their psychedelic renditions of popular songs. The band’s original lineup—vocalist/organist Mark Stein, bassist/vocalist Tim Bogert, lead guitarist/vocalist Vince Martell, and drummer/vocalist Carmine Appice—recorded five albums during the years 1966–69, before disbanding in 1970. The band has reunited in various configurations over the years, and is currently operating with three of the four original members, Mark Stein, Vince Martell, and Carmine Appice with Pete Bremy on bass for Tim Bogert who has retired from touring. The band has been cited as “one of the few American links between psychedelia and what soon became heavy metal“.

Jethro Tull’s 1970 album “Benefit”, plus a few bonus tracks (including the A and B-side of a single) recorded around the same time as the album.

Track listing:
1. With You There To Help Me (0:00-6:19)
2. Nothing To Say (6:20-11:34)
3. Alive And Well And Living In (11:35-14:24)
4. Son (14:25-17:16)
5. For Michael Collins, Jeffrey, And Me (17:17-21:09)
6. To Cry You A Song (21:10-27:26)
7. A Time For Everything? (27:27-30:10)
8. Inside (30:11-34:00)
9. Play In Time (34:01-37:51)
10. Sossity You’re A Woman (37:52-42:35)
11. Singing All Day (bonus track) (42:36-45:43)
12. The Witch’s Promise (bonus track) (45:44-49:36)
13. Just Trying To Be (bonus track) (49:37-51:14)
14. Teacher (bonus track) (51:15-55:05)

Van Morrison’s classic 1968 vinyl LP presented in a non-modified recording of Warner Bros WS 1768 vinyl LP. All efforts were made to realistically reproduce the natural vinyl stereo LP sound, so record levels were restrained and album noise is present.


Side One: In the Beginning
1.) 0:00 Astral Weeks
2.) 7:05 Beside You
3.) 12:20 Sweet Thing
4.) 16:46 Cyprus Avenue
Side Two: Afterwards
1.) 23:40 The Way Young Lovers Do
2.) 27:00 Madame George
3.) 36:44 Ballerina
4.) 43:45 Slim Slow Slider

Much classic vinyl has been re-issued in recent years and may be currently available. Realize, all of my vinyl LPs are 20 to 37 years old. Recorded from antique source equipment. Album noise is naturally highest at the beginning and end of each album side. Hope you enjoy my posts. Subscribe to my channel. More classics to come. Support the greying artist! Seek out the best listening experience of classic rock and roll, live vinyl!

Steppenwolf is a rock group that was prominent from 1968 – 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Los Angeles by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was the trio of John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows.  Steppenwolf racked up well over 25 million record sales worldwide, releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles of which six were Top 40 hits, including three Top 10 successes: “Born to Be Wild”, “Magic Carpet Ride”, and “Rock Me”. Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member left, having served as lead singer since 1967.

00:00 01 – Faster than the Speed of Life
03:16 02 – Tighten Up Your Wig
06:27 03 – None of Your Doing
09:22 04 -. Spiritual Fantasy
13:06 05 – Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam
18:49 06 – 28
22:03 07 – Magic Carpet Ride
26:35 08 – Disappointment Number (Unknown)
31:28 09 – Lost and Found By Trial and Error
33:36 10 – Hodge, Podge, Strained Through a Leslie
36:25 11 – Resurrection
39:18 12 – Reflections

Cat Stevens Live at BBC – 1971
Titles :
- Moonshadow – Tuesday’s Dead – Wild World – How Can I Tell You
- Maybe You’re Right – I Love My Dog – Father And Son

Cat Stevens, Steven Demetre Georgiou pseudonym, born 21 July 1948 in London, is a singer, British musician and songwriter. After a great success in the 1970s, Cat Stevens converted to Islam in December 1977 and took the name Yusuf Islam. He abandoned music to pursue various Muslim philanthropic causes. He returned to music in 2006, after a silence of twenty-five years, and in 2010 began an international tour.

The Animals – ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’ (1965)
Eric Burdon (vocals)
Hilton Valentine (guitar)
Chas Chandler (bass)
John Steel (drums)
Alan Price (keyboards)

Dave Rowberry (keyboards)
Barry Jenkins (drums)

In memory of Chas Chandler and Dave Rowberry

Formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during 1962 and 1963, when Burdon joined the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo, the original line-up was Eric Burdon (vocals), Alan Price (organ and keyboards), Hilton Valentine (guitar), John Steel (drums), and Bryan “Chas” Chandler (bass).  It has often been said they were dubbed “animals” because of their wild stage act, and the name stuck. In a 2013 interview, Eric Burdon denied this, stating it came from a gang of friends they used to hang out with, one of whom was “Animal” Hogg and the name was intended as a kind of tribute to him.  The Animals’ success in their hometown and a connection with Yardbirds manager Giorgio Gomelsky motivated them to move to London in 1964 in the immediate wake of Beatlemania and the beat boom take-over of the popular music scene, just in time to play an important role in the so-called British Invasion of the US music chart.

On December 7, 2010, the Recording Academy announced that The Animals 1965 song “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” is going to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011. Heartfelt congrats to The Animals!

Eric Burdon and The Animals 1966-1968′ Originally released in May 1966

The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No.1 hit single, “The House of the Rising Sun”, as well as by hits such as “We Gotta Get out of This Place”, “It’s My Life”, “I’m Crying” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.  The Animals underwent numerous personnel changes in the mid-1960s and suffered from poor business management. Under the name Eric Burdon and the Animals, the much-changed act moved to California and achieved commercial success as a psychedelic and hard rock band with hits like “San Franciscan Nights”, “When I Was Young” and “Sky Pilot”, before disbanding at the end of the decade. Altogether, the group had ten Top Twenty hits in both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.  The original lineup had brief comebacks in 1975 and 1983. There have been several partial regroupings of the original era members since then under various names. The Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.



When you complain, and criticize

I feel I’m nothing in your eyes

It makes me feel like giving up

Because my best just ain’t good enough


Girl I want to provide for you

And do all the things you want me to


Oh, oh no, don’t bring me down

I’m begin’ you darlin’

Oh, oh no, don’t bring me down


Sacrifices how we make

I’m ready to give, as well as take

One thing I need is your respect

One thing I can’t take is your neglect


Woman anything I need your love

And troubles are easy to rise above


Oh, oh no

Don’t bring me down

Oh no, no, no

Oh, oh no

Don’t bring me down


You complain, and criticize

I feel I’m nothing in your eyes

It makes me feel like giving up

Because my best just ain’t good enough


Girl I want to provide for you

And do all the things you want me to


Oh, oh no, don’t bring me down

No, no, no, no, no

I’m Beggin’

Oh, oh no, don’t bring me down


Jimi Hendrix with an incredible live performance of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) in Stockholm, 1969.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterwards, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin’ circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers’ backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries Mary”. He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US. The double LP was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

The Guess Who started out as a local Winnipeg band formed by singer/guitarist Chad Allan in 1958 and initially called Al and the Silvertones. This was changed to Chad Allan & the Reflections by 1962, by which point the band consisted of Chad Allan (vocals/guitar), Bob Ashley (keyboards), Randy Bachman (guitars), Jim Kale (bass), and Garry Peterson (drums). The Reflections name was chosen since it was similar to the British group The Shadows, which was one of the band’s biggest influences. All the band members were born in Winnipeg.

1. These Eyes 00:04
2. Laughing 03:51
3. Undun 06:35
4. No Time 10:01
5. American Woman 13:51
6. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature 17:47
7. Hand Me Down World 22:42
8. Bus Rider 26:11
9. Share the Land 29:10
10. Do You Miss Me, Darlin 33:06
11. Hang on to Your Life 37:04
12. Albert Flasher 41:15
13. Broken 43:44
14. Rain Dance 46:54

Joni Mitchell album Blue was an almost instant critical and commercial success, peaking in the top 20 in the Billboard Album Charts in September and also hitting the British Top 3. Lushly produced “Carey” was the single at the time, but musically, other parts of Blue departed further from the sounds of Ladies of the Canyon in favor of simpler, rhythmic acoustic parts allowing a focus on Mitchell’s voice and emotions (“All I Want”, “A Case of You”), while others such as “Blue”, “River” and “The Last Time I Saw Richard” were sung to her rolling piano accompaniment. In its lyrics, the album was regarded as an inspired culmination of her early work, with depressed assessments of the world around her serving as counterpoint to exuberant expressions of romantic love (for example, in “California”). Mitchell later remarked, “At that period of my life, I had no personal defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world and I couldn’t pretend in my life to be strong.”  Mitchell made the decision to return to the live stage after the great success of Blue, and she presented many new songs on tour which would appear on her next album.

1. All I Want 0:00
2. My Old Man 03:32
3. Little Green 07:07
4. Carey 10:35
5. Blue 13:39
6. California 16:42
7. This Flight Tonight 20:33
8. River 23:26
9. A Case of You 27:31
10. The Last Time I Saw Richard 31:54

Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Joan Anderson; November 7, 1943), is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the streets and dives of Toronto. In 1965 she moved to the United States and, touring constantly, began to be recognized when her original songs (“Urge for Going”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides, Now”, “The Circle Game”) were covered by notable folk singers, allowing her to sign with Reprise Records and record her own debut album in 1968.  Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Woodstock”, helped define an era and a generation. Her more starkly personal 1971 recording Blue has been called one of the best albums ever made. Musically restless, Mitchell switched labels and began moving toward jazz rhythms by way of lush pop textures on 1974′s Court and Spark, her best-selling LP, featuring the radio hits “Help Me” and “Free Man in Paris”.

Her wide-ranging vocals and distinctive open-tuned guitar and piano compositions grew more harmonically and rhythmically complex as she explored jazz, melding it with influences of rock and roll, R&B, classical music, and non-western beats. Her run of experimental, jazz-inspired albums, including 1975′s The Hissing of Summer Lawns and 1976′s Hejira, confused many people and hurt her sales at the time, but they are acclaimed today. In the late 1970s, she began working closely with noted jazz musicians, among them Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Charles Mingus; the latter asked her to collaborate on his final recordings.[5] She turned again toward pop, embraced electronic music, and engaged in political protest.

1. Urge for Going 00:00
2. Chelsea Morning 05:05
3. Big Yellow Taxi 07:37
4. Woodstock 09:51
5. The Circle Game 15:19
6. Carey 20:11
7. California 23:14
8. You Turn Me on I’m a Radio 27:04
9. Raised on Robbery 29:44
10. Help Me 32:49
11. Free Man in Paris 36:12
12. River 39:14
13. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody 43:18
14. Come in from the Cold 48:37
15. Both Sides, Now 56:07