Born In The 50’s – The Police
More specifically, October 2, 1951. Sting’s Baby Boom anthem.
Beggin’ – Madcon
Popularized by The Four Seasons in ’67 and then covered in ’07 by this Norwegian hip-hop band.
Moody Trudy – Giorgio Moroder
Inspiration…clearly The Beach Boys.
Animal Of One – The Fresh & Onlys
Two lane highway, middle of nowhere, top down and something bad is going to happen.
Go Now – Bessie Banks
Bessie Banks vs. The Moody Blues…we side with this version – way more soulful.
Ponta De Laca Africano (Umbabaraúma) – Jorge Ben
Just wait for the breakdown at about 1:31 – pure Brazilian soul.
We Did It Again – Soft Machine
Middle track, side two of their debut album in ’68 – written by Kevin Ayers.
DWYCK – Gang Starr
Do what you can, kid.
Okie From Muskogee – Merle Haggard
Late ‘60’s commentary on Middle-America from The Man from Bakersfield.
Love Came Tumblin’ Down – The Monks
Ahead of its time in ’65; we hear comparisons to what Vampire Weekend is doing today.