1968 – My Playlist

Grandpa Woodstock

Here is my playlist from 1968;

*Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up
*Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools (Album Version), Good to Me As I Am to You, Night Time is The Right Time
*B.B. King – Lucille
*Big Brother & The Holding Co. – I Need A Man to Love, Piece of My Heart
*Canned Heat – Evil Woman, On The Road Again, Pony Blues, Going Up The Country
*Captain Beefheart – Gimme Dat Harp Boy, Safe As Milk
*Caravan – Place of My Own
*Clarence Carter – Slip Away
*Cream – Born Under A Bad Sign, Crossroads, White Room
*Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ninety-Nine and A Half
*Davy Graham – Bad Boy Blues
*Deep Purple – Hush
*Desmond Dekker – 007 (Shanty Town)
*Diana Ross & The Supremes – Love Child
*Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
* Dr. John – Mama Roux
*Dusty Springfield – Son of A Preacher Man
*Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind
*Fleetwood Mac – Albatross, Long Grey Mare
*Frank Zappa & The Mothers – Anything, Stuff Up The Cracks, Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
*Grateful Dead – That’s It For The Other One
*Horace Silver -Serenade To A Soul Sister
*Hugh Masekela – Bajagula Bonke (The Healing Song)
*James Brown– I Got The Feelin’, Say It Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud
*James Carr – The Dark End of The Street
*James Taylor -Carolina In My Mind, Rainy Day Man
*Jeff Beck Group – I Ain’t Superstitious, Shapes of Things
*Jefferson Airplane – Crown of Creation, In Time
*Jethro Tull – A Song For Jeffrey, Seranade to a Cuckoo
*Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower, Come On ( Part One), Rainy Day Dream Away, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
*John Mayall– No Reply, Picture On The Wall
*Joni Mitchell – Marcie
*Kingstonians – Sufferer
*Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic
*Nazz – Open My Eyes
*Neil Young – The Loner
*Nina Simone – Why? (The King of Love is Dead)
*Otis Redding – Hard to Handle, I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
*Pentangle – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
*Pink Floyd – Set The Controls For The Heart of the Sun
*Procol Harum – Shine On Brightly, Wish Me Well
*Quicksilver Messenger Service – Dino’s song
*Rahsaan Roland Kirk – A Handful of Fives
*Ray Barretto – Soul Drummers
*Reuben Wilson – Ronnie’s Bonnie
*Rhinoceros – That Time of The Year, When You Say You’re Sorry
*Richie Havens – No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed; Run, Shaker Life
*Savoy Brown – Flood in Houston, Stay with Me Baby
*Simon & Garfunkel – A Hazy shade of Winter, America, Fakin’ It
*Steppenwolf – Sookie, Sookie; The Pusher
*Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life, Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day
*Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
*Taj Mahal – Corinna, Leaving Trunk, She Caught The Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride
*Ten Years After – Woodchoppers’s Ball
*The Animals – Monterey
*The Band – Caledonia Mission, Tears of Rage
*The Beatles – Dear Prudence, Happiness Is a Warm Gun, I’m So tired, Mother Nature’s Son, Sexy Sadie (Mono), While My Guitar Gently Weeps
*The Byrds – Wasn’t Born to Follow, You Ain’t Going Nowhere
*The Chocolate Watchband – Medication
*The Doors – Love Street, The Unknown Soldier
*The Impressions -We’re A Winner
*The Moody Blues – Legend of A Mind
*The Nice – Hang On To A dream
*The Rolling Stones – Factory Girl, Jumping Jack Flash (Mono), No Expectations, Prodigal Son, Salt of The Earth
*The Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone flake
*The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain
*The Who – The Magic Bus
*The Zombies – Time of The season
*Tom Rush – No Regrets
*Tommy James & The Shondells – Mony Mony
*Toots & The Maytals – 54-46, That’s My Number
*Traffic – Pearly Queen, No Time To Live
*Untouchables – Tighten Up
*Van Morrison – Astral Weeks, Cyprus Avenue
*Wes Montgomery – Down Here On The Ground

Notable Omissions: Miles Davis; Reason – the tracks on Filles de Kilmanjaro are just too long. Rascals; Reason – I’m lazy and haven’t ripped them to my server yet. Bee Gees, Waylon Jennings, Mason Williams; Reason – I Don’t have these. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terell; Reason – I have heard the song too many times (Yes, even I have my limits).

Can you think of any other artists with music from 1968 who I have neglected to include? And can you tell me which artist is conspicuously absent because of not releasing anything in 1968?


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