Sunshine Pop IX

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Correction Completion and Compilation

Three objectives today… so let’s get to them.  In the last post I asked you to identify the three groups of the post in a (supposedly) unfamiliar song.

Correction

A.  Little Boy is the B side of Mrs. Bluebird by Eternity’s Children.

B. Any Way That You Want Me by The American Breed. It reached #88 on the Billboard charts.

C. Let’s Live for Today was the first big hit for The Grass Roots.  It made the top ten in 1967 (#8).

How did you score?

Completion

If you go right back to the start of our “Sunshine Pop” series, you will find that our psychedelic friends, The Strawberry Alarm Clock (from Los Angeles, California), would close the set.  And, indeed, they will after a nod to another group mentioned in a previous post.

Track 20

The Sundowners, who originated from New York state, achieved their greatest success with Always You (1967) and toured with The Monkees (1967) and Jimi Hendrix (1968)… one presumes they were an adaptable bunch.  They may have had limited success commercially… but I do think this recording (their only single, to my knowledge)  is a gem.

The Sundowners circa 1968

The Sundowners circa 1968

Track 21

And so… to the SAC.  Although Incense and Peppermints is their signature single (#1 in 1967), Tomorrow achieved a respectable #23 on the charts.  And they are a California band…

And... The Strawberry Alarm Clock... also circa 1968

And… The Strawberry Alarm Clock… also circa 1968

 

And finally…

Compilation!  Compilation!  Compilation!

Now that we’ve reached the end of our collection (more or less), I’m going to consolidate the tracks into a single entity (online album, so to speak) for your listening pleasure.

Track 1

The Beatles Good Day Sunshine

Track 2

Spanky and Our Gang I’d Like to Get to Know You

Track 3

The Beach Boys Darlin’

Track 4

The Mamas and Papas Dedicated to the One I Love

Track 5

The Buckinghams Hey Baby

Track 6

The Cryan’ Shames It Could Be We’re in Love 

Track 7

The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

Track 8

The Lovin’ Spoonful You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice

Track 9

The Fifh Dimension Paper Cup

Track 10

The Association Everything That Touches You

Track 11

The Fifth Dimension Workin’ on a Groovy Thing

Track 12

The Association  Yes I Will

Track 13

Harpers Bizarre The Drifter

Track 14

The Turtles You Baby

Track 15

Petula Clark Who Am I?

Track 16

The Cowsills The Rain The Park and Other Things

Track 17′

The Grass Roots Heaven Knows

Track 18

Eternity’s Children Mrs. Bluebird

Track 19

The American Breed Bend Me Shape Me

Track 20

The Sundowners Always You

Track 21

The Strawberry Alarm Clock Tomorrow

Track 22 (bonus… and a fitting closer, I think)

The Beatles Here Comes the Sun

 

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May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

 

 

 

 

 

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