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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
The Beatles Good Day Sunshine
Spanky and Our Gang I’d Like to Get to Know You
The Beach Boys Darlin’
The Mamas and Papas Dedicated to the One I Love
The Buckinghams Hey Baby
The Cryan’ Shames It Could Be We’re in Love
The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
The Lovin’ Spoonful You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice
The Fifh Dimension Paper Cup
The Association Everything That Touches You
The Fifth Dimension Workin’ on a Groovy Thing
The Association Yes I Will
Harpers Bizarre The Drifter
The Turtles You Baby
Petula Clark Who Am I?
The Cowsills The Rain The Park and Other Things
The Grass Roots Heaven Knows
Eternity’s Children Mrs. Bluebird
The American Breed Bend Me Shape Me
The Sundowners Always You
The Strawberry Alarm Clock Tomorrow
Track 22 (bonus… and a fitting closer, I think)
The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
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.