I discovered this double disc collection while out and about on my travels and charged it to my longsuffering bank account as soon as I saw Aretha Franklin's 'I Say A Little Prayer For You' dwelling there in the line-up. Oh, hang about... Amazon don't want you to know about the line-up do they? Perhaps I ought to just keep quiet then. Nah... that really doesn't sound like something I would do at all. OK then... if you PROMISE not to tell anyone that I told you what's on these discs.
Disc: 1 1. Happy Together - Turtles 2. She's Not There - The Zombies 3. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield 4. Alone Again Or - Love 5. Let's Go To San Francisco - Flowerpot Men 6. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre 7. Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers 8. Spanish Harlem - King, Ben E. 9. Hold On (I'm Comin) - Sam & Dave 10. Hard To Handle - Otis Redding 11. I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin 12. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett 13. Valley Of The Dolls - Dionne Warwick 14. Come On Over To My Place - The Drifters 15. Sugar Sugar - The Archies 16. Louie Louie - Kingsmen 17. No Regrets - Tom Rush 18. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge 19. In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly 20. No Fun - Stooges
Disc: 2 1. Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding 2. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick 3. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley 4. Always See Your Face - Love 5. She'd Rather Be With Me - Turtles 6. Turn Turn Turn - Judy Collins 7. I Can't See You - Tim Buckley 8. Expecting To Fly - Buffalo Springfield 9. Painter Man - Creation 10. Cherish - The Association 11. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin 12. Lucille - Everly Brothers 13. Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters 14. Everybody Needs Somebody - Solomon Burke 15. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge 16. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd 17. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett 18. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays 19. Soul Man - Sam & Dave 20. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Now then, promise you won't tell anyone where you got that track list from. If you do, may Siobhan Fahey visit my home in the dead of night looking for a place to sleep safely.
Actually, do you know what...? Tell anyone you like! You can tell them that this is a very surprising collection of tracks too, especially if that increases the chances of the fair Siobhan crossing my threshold. Lots of different music styles, combining songs so well-known that even I have heard of them with stuff I wouldn't have previously recognised if it mugged me in the street. The sixties predate me by a whole decade, but they sound pretty darn good to me on the basis of the majority of these forty numbers. Although, I still say Kim Wilde's version of 'You Keep Me Hangin' On' was better than Vanilla Fudge's.
The CD looks like it might be cheap but the music is fantastic and sound quality fine (I am no expert). The music of the sixties is so much better than today's rubbish similar sounding rubbish. So many brilliant songs. Try it.