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Yep, Hikuri, a Son Jarocho band I encountered on my travels back in the early 1990s are back! recording a whole new album in the US . Listen and be enthralled…
There’s a bunch of Mexican folk styles that deserve to be better understood. They are not only the bearers of rural, indigenous and traditional cultures, but also feed in to the mainstream and off each other to form a rich and varied tradition. In addition they are styles that live to be played, for community and group enjoyment. Like a musical version of Facebook, they define and bring together communities. I’ve already given you a taste of the Veracruz style the Son Jarocho, now I will give you a rough sketch of its closest musical neighbour, the Son Huasteco.
Son Huasteco is party music played by groups made up of three musicians (known as Trios). The instruments these Trios employ are the Jarana (a small guitar), a huapanguera (a big guitar) and a violin. The violin plays the role that the harp does in the Son Jarocho, carrying the melody. Similarly, both styles use dancers to mark out rhythm. The wooden dance floor (Tarima) is arguably an additional instrument. Traditional zapateado dancers bang the floor with their boots and shoes in time with the rhythm – a phenomenon akin to tap dancing.
This style of music is found in the northern part of the state of Veracruz and Puebla, southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo and Queretaro states. It is very much associated with indigenous peoples such as the Totonacs and bears a very characteristic stamp of indigenous styles. The use of falsetto vocals is one typical sign of this legacy. Here the traditional group Trio Reyixtla interpret the popular standard, ‘the short-sighted bee’.
A lot of groups sing in indigenous languages, keeping alive the traditions of cultures in danger of being swamped by modernity. One of the most popular is the Xochipizahuatl which praises both the Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico’s patron ‘Saint’) and the Aztec goddess Tonantzin. This song is performed at many traditional ceremonies including indigenous weddings. Here the group Los Hermanos Olivares perform a version in the Nahuatl language. A beautiful and affecting song.
Mainly, though, this music can be heard on the street, bars, parties and anywhere that musicians can get together…
Son Huasteco has, like other styles, adapted to a changing world. During the Revolution various Huasteco songs were written that became popular throughout the country. El Soldado de Levita (which has been called Mexico’s Katyusha – Russia’s most popular Revolutionary song – by err, Russians) is perhaps the most popular. This particular version has been adapted for radio play and a general audience.
And to finish, an idea of how this music still influences the pop and rock tradition. Take it away, Cafe Tacuba!
The story of Son Jarocho in the 20th century has been one of two contrasting visions that have moulded contemporary musicianship. The traditional form, performed in ranches, farms and parties –often accompanied by dancing a Zapateado (which involves stamping on the ground, like Spanish flamenco) – began to decline with industrialisation and the spread of more commercial forms of music.
In the 1940’s and 50’s Jarocho music was still popular in clubs and dance halls in Mexico City and elsewhere thanks to the patronage of a cadre of politicians from Veracruz who supported their local musicians and by migrants from the impoverished regions of the state to the capital. Even so, the Jarocho sound was having to compete with jazz, pop, Latin forms such as the mambo and even mariachi music. A bleak outlook indeed.
The first of these visions, that did a lot to rescue the music from impending oblivion was the Mexican film industry. Mexican films fixed the image of the Son Jarocho group: dressed in white trousers and shirts with a red handkerchief around the neck and a straw hat. One of the greatest exponents of Son Jarocho, Andrés Huesca participated in many of these films. In the 1948 Han Matado a Tongolele, Huesca substitutes the small Jarocho harp, that had to be played sitting down, with a larger harp (from Michoacán) that could be played standing up (as he did in the classic Alla en el Rancho Grande). The effect of this on Jarocho groups was to make them conform to the film stereotype. Jarocho bands soon adopted the white uniform and abandoned the local (smaller) Jarocho harp.
The demands of the film industry, radio coverage and other media influences was to radically change Son Jarocho and fix a stereotypical image of this music in the public mind. This was damaging in the long run as musicians abandoned their local styles and home-grown songs to accommodate the new repertoire and style demanded by the public. Sadly, a great deal of damage was done in this way and a lot of the branches of Jarocho music withered away, with many of the songs and local musical styles dying out.
Fortunately the second of these visions was to rescue this music at a grass roots level. An effort to preserve and rescue traditional styles of Mexican music began as early as the 1940s. Enthusiasts (like the musicologist Raul Helmer) began to seek out traditional musicians and record their songs on tape. These recordings form the basis of the ethno-musicology of Mexico and managed to capture some of the richness and the scope of Mexican popular music. Son Jarocho in particular now has a lively and growing number of enthusiasts and researchers, particularly since the radical Jaranero movement of the 1980s, that set out to first, record for posterity the music of local groups and musicians and second, to revive the performance of fandangos, the manufacture of traditional instruments, the dissemination of Jarocho styles, songs and history to new generations. Grupo Chucumite is doing just that, helping to spread the Son Jarocho message to the US.
Alongside these two visions there has been a lively trend of experimentation with form and instrumentation. No folk music can survive in aspic. New musicians will add their own ideas and sensibilities into the mix. Son de Madera, for example, combines the use of a tambourine together with a traditional Requinto and introduces some Jazz-like improvisation.
Pop music followed the trail blazed by Ritchie Valens (and the folk-rock tradition) by trying to blend their musical styles. Cafe Tacuba, Ozomatlli and other Mexican groups explore their home-grown version of folk-rock. It is my hope that this tradition thrives and provides the world with a lot more great music. I’ll end this brief intro to Jarocho here. I hope you enjoyed the ride.
I’ve been wanting to post something about Mexican folk music for a while now, mainly because there is so much amazing stuff to listen to. Don’t worry, I’ll be focussing on tunes rather than lyrics, so all you need is your ears to come for a ride on this magic bus. First stop; Veracruz and the amazing sound of Son Jarocho.
Veracruz is a big place (a state roughly the same size as Japan) that hugs the gulf coast of the Atlantic ocean. The southern half of Veracruz, the appropriately named Tierra Caliente (Hot Land) is the place to go to find Son Jarocho. In its purest form it lives in the many villages, ranches and haciendas of this region, particularly during local fiestas. It is a true folk music, tied to the lives of the local people. The valley of the Papaloapan river (the river of butterflies in the Nahuatl language), is credited as being the true home of the Jarocho sound.
Son Jarocho owes this sound to its traditional ensemble of string instruments. These instruments are local variations of Spanish and French colonial models introduced during colonial times, although black African rhythms and and indigenous music also play a vital part in the make-up of the Jarocho style.
The instruments are, however, largely European (stringed instruments were unknown in the Americas before the conquest). The most important of these are the Jarana (a small 8/10-stringed guitar, which is usually strummed), the Requinto (another small guitar, this time with four strings plucked by a wooden pick) and the Jarocho harp (small, portable, no pedals). These instruments give the Son Jarocho its characteristic “music box” type sound. As with many regional styles of music in Spanish America, it uses a 6/8 rhythm syncopated with 2/4 and 3/4 rhythms (known as a sesquialtera).
Around this basic trio of instruments Son Jarocho has developed an astonishing number of variants. Most typically these involve the Mosquito (a much smaller and therefore higher pitched Jarana and the main form of percussion, a donkey’s jawbone.
Another element of the Jarocho style is that the vocals are shared between alternating singers. In some instances (or styles) there will be a main singer whose lyrics will be echoed by the other vocalists, while in other situations vocalists will alternate. At some parties, where more than band is present, each will play alternate choruses and sing insults at one another, rapper-style. But hey, enough rapping from me, already. Here’s another song for ya, showing a traditional song and arrangement.
And here’s another, showcasing the sound of the Jarocho harp.
Son Jarocho is famous the world over for one particular song. Oddly La Bamba became an emblematic in the Son Jarocho repertoire due to political events. In 1946 the official candidate for the Mexican presidency, Miguel Alemán, native of Veracruz, chose it as his campaign song. When he won the election (as official candidates in Mexican elections often do), the song remained as a theme for his presidency, becoming one of Mexico’s most popular radio tunes. Eleven years later, a Mexican-American named Ricardo Valenzuela (Ritchie Valens) recorded a rock n roll version of La Bamba that made the song an international hit, reprised in the 1988 film La Bamba and the release of the version, performed by Los Lobos.
And thats your lot for part 1! Watch out for part 2, at a Floppybootstomp near you…
Blimey! These ‘top 100’ things get harder as you go along. I don’t think I’ll bother the 60s again for a while now. To be fair, about 70-80 of the tunes on here have been favourites of mine for a while now. The other 20 or so I had to research. Not unpleasant work, but I kept finding better and better stuff (and unearthing old faves I’d forgotten about) as I went. Choosing what to leave out was stressful and I don’t think I made as good a choice as I might have in optimum circumstances (i.e. with my vinyl collection in front of me and out of storage). Anyway, enjoy it, dudes.
Great high-energy rock-n-roll by the best band ever from Washington state. OK, so they rhyme ‘I want to be her fella’ with ‘Cinderella’, but I see that as charming rather than deliberately dumb.
Fresh out of jail for marrying a 14 year-old girl, Chuck Berry relaunched his career in the early 60s. He’d lost none of his edge, his songs will outlive the solar system, he’s still touring after all these years.
A song that expresses the frustration of wanting to get absolutely blotto when all your friends want to do is stay sober and do civilised things like listen to experimental Jazz and talk about poetry. As far as I know, it is a largely unexplored area of human psychology. Good on the ‘prunes for spotting it.
What a star! A 16 year-old girl writing amazing songs and singing like she does. And a song with a point too. It’s good to see talent flourish like this.
Motown, Motown, Motown, Motown. Four of the reasons why this song is so great.
Little Richard turned up to 11 with speed for hemoglobin. Named after a horrible district of LA, the city of angels, where said divine beings carry pepper spray and wear stab vests.
Sid Barrett’s ‘Floyd were amazing. Here we have one of their signature tracks. Love it to bits.
A Burt Bacharach classic rendered cool and menacing by Arthur Lee’s Love. Listen to that base, that angry/psycho edge to the lyrics…
Very Californian this top 10 isn’t it? Oh, well. What can you do? The Byrds were just such a great band and any of their tracks would do me. That this one features on Easy Rider and talks about cascading jeweled waters reflecting err.. something or other gives it enough depth and transcendent meaning for my tiny mind.
A sweaty, hoary old dance number worthy of Bo Diddley or The Pretty Things. Pure quality from a band I’d never heard of (and which 99% of the world’s population haven’t either). Hope they never turn it into the soundtrack for a car ad.
17. Blue Cheer – Peace of Mind
19. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
21. H.P. Lovecraft – That’s The Bag I’m In
22. Zen – Please Accept My Invitation
23. The Monkees – I’m A Believer
24. The Crossfires – One Potato, Two Potato
25. The Flies – Gently As You Feel
27. Can – The Thief
28. The Misunderstood – Children Of The Sun
30. The Painted Ship – Frustration
31. The Vejetables – Good Things Are Happening
32. The Orchids – Gonna Make Him Mine
33. The Standells – Mr Nobody
35. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tracks Of My Tears
36. The Sorrows – Take A Heart
39. Zachary Thacks – Bad Girl
40. Martha & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
41. The Hombres – Let It All Hang Out
42. The Who – Pinball Wizard
43. Donovan – Catch The Wind
45. The Equals – I Won’t Be There
46. Shandells Inc. – Just Cry
47. Joni Mitchell – The Song About The Midway
48. Bob Dylan – Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat
49. The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night
52. Peter & Gordon – 500 Miles
53. The Moontrekkers – Night Of The Vampire
54. It’s All Meat – Feel It
56. The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
57. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Little Demon
58. The Beatles – Lovely Rita Meter Maid
61. The Shadows – Apache
62. The Tremeloes – Even The Bad Times Are Good
64. Jean Pierre Mirouze – Sexopolis
65. Ultimate Spinach – Visions Of Your Reality
67. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower
68. Status Quo – Ice In The Sun
69. The Hands Of Time – I Like The Way You Freakout
71. Ola Und The Janglers – No No No
72. Francoise Hardy – Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles
74. The Small Faces – You Better Believe It
75. Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good
77. The Pretty Things – Rosalyn
79. The Yardbirds – Train Kept A Rollin’
80. Wimple Winch – Atmosphere
82. Buffy Sainte-Marie – Universal Soldier
84. Spooky Tooth – Tobacco Road
90. Ronnie Dio & The Prophets – Love Potion No. 9
92. Them – All For Myself
93. Joan Baez – El Preso Numero Nueve
94. Traffic – Hole In My Shoe
95. The Creation – Painter Man
96. The Cats’ Meow – Home Of Kicks
97. Lefty Frizzell – Saginaw, Michigan
100. Stix & Stones – You’re Bad News
Greetings, and festive ones at that. Now, I was going to do you a little selection of Xmas songs. Turns out I didn’t know that many, so I’ve listed the few I actually like and expanded it to cover seven decades of foot-tapping fun. I called it the ‘FloopyBootStomp Festive Fifty’ in a tribute to the late John Peel. Have a cool yule, hepcats.
The FBS festive tracks, brought to you just after bonfire night, because Christmas comes earlier every year (OK, so Jethro Tull’s is about the solstice, which is near enough).
Mercilessly ripped off by the ‘I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus’ thing. No evidence for this rip off, just a hunch that’s all…
Seven maids dance in seven time. Seven druids waiting in a line. Happened to me in Tescos once.
Makes me happy, cheesy old tune that it is. This video is from 1983 (song’s 10th anniversary) and features John Peel himself.
Has an *** which means the track also features on another of my posts (in this case best of the 80s, click on the *** to link)
From the wonderful rock opera/film, Tommy (See the young Ian Hislop in his first ever screen appearance).
Disclaimer: I know nothing about this period of musical history (less than the earlier stuff anyway). Just thought I’d get the apology out of the way.
Again, know nothing at all about current musical trends (Arctic who?). It is why most of the modern stuff I listen to is 60s revivalists/copyists or Spanish novelty records. Enjoy them with milk or on their own as part of a calorie controlled diet.
After posting my first top 100 sixties songs I was left with a feeling of incompleteness. There was just so much more to that decade than my little list. Perhaps it is down to the interweb thing that we have such unprecedented access to every kind of music now. It’s a paradox that today we can have a more holistic overview of this kind of music than the people who actually lived through the decade; constrained in their tastes by what was available in record shops or played on the radio or written in the music press. Did anyone in 1960s London have any idea what kind of music was being played in Saskatchewan or New South Wales? Did people in Sheffield know much about the music scene even in Leeds? Perhaps more than we imagine, but maybe less than we do now. What I do know now is that video streams are often withdrawn/expurgated. This seems to happening with Beatles stuff especially so I won’t be posting links for the Fab Four. You all know the songs anyway. One rule I’ve kept to: not more than one song per band.
An additional note: I’m posting this early to help publicise Independent Record Store Day (April 17th ). For all the delights of music online, the browsing experience, meeting other music fans and having your ears and mind opened to new things by knowledgeable strangers is a pleasure that can’t easily be replicated elsewhere. We need these spaces to meet, learn and listen. I hope you will support the campaign. Alternatively, you can look at my post about 70s music.
One of the most innovative voices in popular music, Hawkins always knew how to put on a show. He gave soul music the goth aesthetic (before the goths were even thought of), wrote some of the wittiest songs ever recorded and came up with this classic. Covered endlessly by the mediocre, the bland and the forgettable, it shines when performed by its genius creator. I give you Screaming Jay: half George Clinton, half Salvador Dali 100% legend.
I include this mainly as a tribute to the guy who made this video. If you are ever on Youtube and want to spend an hour or so finding great 60s tunes, head for Blacflag’s page. Some of the stuff he’s posted is truly inspired (and I’ve raided his archive mercilessly in these posts). On the other hand, it is a great wistful tune from a band that is famous for only one song (Nobody But Me). A great eye-opener of the range that the Human Beinz were capable of.
American folks’ most honoured sons in a legendary duet. OK so Bob’s voice is less than perfect, but the song as a whole benefits from his raw vocal delivery. The overproduced, shiny, electronically neutered pap marketed as music these days could learn a thing or two from this.
Back in ’89, I was a student at Portsmouth Polytechnic and was billeted in halls with a guy called Michael Neden. Ned (as everyone called him) had a great collection of 60s garage records he’d brought all the way from Bury. I introduced him to Arthur Lee and Love, he repaid me with this truly original song (among others). Every time I listen it takes me back to those days… Magic.
Only discovered this a couple of weeks ago as I scanned the latest Shindig! Magazine. Peruvian freakbeat, of all things. And it’s brilliant! It’s the best song I’ve ever heard about demolishing a railway station. Those cats in Lima really knew how to Rock. Saludos desde Inglaterra, compadres.
Quality. That’s all I have to say about this particular song. One of those you could listen to all day and still find new things to delight in. Every time I play it, it gets better.
A rallying cry against body fascism, a piss-take of Charles Atlas newspaper advertisements (A theme that the Bonzo’s would return to in Look Out There’s A Monster Coming). The message was simple: just be yourself. Don’t let charlatans tell you you’re not good enough and need to change. The medium used was humour. Jolly good English humour at that. Pip, pip!
The drollest anti Viet-Nam War song of them all. “Be the first one on the block to have your boy come home in a box.” Classic.
Hey Joe is a song with a lot of history behind it. Originally written by Billy Roberts, there are a number of stories concerning its authorship. One is that Roberts sold the copyright to a fellow musician, Dino Valenti, to help him get back on his feet after a stint in jail. Valenti then published the song under the pseudonym, Chester Powers. What is clear is that in 1964 it came to the attention of west-coast musicians and popularised by ‘Love’ and ‘The Leaves’ (who had the original hit with the song). It soon became a standard (Blacflag has documented over 15 recorded versions of the song prior to its most famous incarnation; by the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Soul Benders’ treatment is my own personal favourite.
The sleeve notes on the Pebbles compilation album where I first heard this song, asserted that 60s garage bands could take any tune you could think of and make it sound like Louie Louie. This version of a Bob Dylan masterpiece, proves their point beyond reasonable doubt.
18 Mouse & The Traps — Maid Of Sugar, Maid Of Spice
19 Led Zeppelin — Whole Lot Of Love
25 Duane Eddy — Boss Guitar
26 Hawkwind — Hurry On Sundown
27 Mary Hopkin — Those Were The Days
30 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — Pachuco Cadaver
33 The Searchers — Needles And Pins
34 Booker T and the MGs — Green Onions
35 The Hollies — Carrie Anne
36 Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders — They Said No
37 The Electric Prunes — Kyrie Eleison Mardi Gras
39 The McCoys — Hang On Sloopy
41 The Byrds — Eight Miles High
43 Dick Dale & The Deltones — Misirlou
44 Paul Revere & The Raiders — Let Me
45 The New Vaudeville Band — Winchester Cathedral
46 Otis Redding — Can’t Turn You Loose
47 Group 1850 — Mother No-Head
48 The Crystals– Da Doo Ron Ron
50 Ralph Mc Tell — Streets Of London
51 The Trashmen — Surfing Bird
52 The Who — It’s Not True
54 The Hep Stars — Speedy Gonzalez
55 Smith — The Weight
57 Traffic — Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
59 Love Affair — Everlasting Love
60 John Lee Hooker — No Shoes
63 Blue Cheer — The Hunter
64 Mireille Matthieu — Je Ne Suis Rien Sans Toi
65 Status Quo — Pictures of Matchstick Men
66 Pink Floyd — Interstellar Overdrive
67 The American Breed — Bend Me, Shape Me
68 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich — The Legend of Xanadu
69 The Calico Wall — I’m A Living Sickness
70 The Jimi Hendrix Experience — Red House
71 Hugo Montenegro — The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Theme)
72 The Strawberry Alarm Clock — Incense And Peppermints
74 Boyce & Hart — I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight
76 The Allisons — Are You Sure?
77 Del Shannon — Runaway
78 Dee Dee Sharp — Mashed Potato Time
79 Trini Lopez — If I Had A Hammer
80 Kyu Sakamoto — Sukiyaki
81 Fleur De Lys — Mud In Your Eye
83 Cream — NSU
85 Fairport Convention — Crazy Man Michael
86 Merrel Fenkhauser & HMS Bounty — Things (Are Going Round in My Mind)
87 The Mammas & The Pappas — California Dreaming
88 The Nice — America
90 Gerry & The Pacemakers — It’s Gonna Be Alright
91 The Swinging Blue Jeans — You’re No Good
94 Kit & The Outlaws — Don’t Tread On Me
95 The Hombres — Let It All Hang Out
96 The Elastik Band — Spazz
97 The Ronettes — Be My Baby
98 The Everglades — Limbo Lucy
100 The Blues Magoos Pipe Dreams
Just thought I would share some of the music that makes me tap my feet and rock my little heart out. OK, it’s weighted to the Psychedelic/garage side a bit, but that’s the stuff I keep going back to: the bands no-one has heard of. I guess rarity and obscurity add value to a lot of these songs. Before Youtube, they were really hard to find. Anyway, enjoy my top 100.
Always loved this plaintive, teenage, angst-filled rant about individuation. Yeah. Ray Davis knew the score…
Johhny Cash was always proud of his Native American heritage. Here he tells it like it is to all the white Usian invaders; “In our loosing we found proudness / in your victory, you found shame.”
Best song about drugs ever. Best band ever. I was lucky enough to see Arthur Lee performing in the UK in 2004 as he went through the whole Forever Changes album with his new band. His death was a sad blow.
Ah, those Usian teens and their electric guitars… You can forgive them anything (almost) when they deliver such killer tunes. Fifty years ahead, man!
Soul classic delivered by the psychedelic/garage masters of California. Aguilar’s vocals are, as usual, superb.
The kings of folk-rock delivering a wayward wistful wondertune. Good message too: don’t cheek your elders.
Love this. Sounds so laid-back. One of the mop-tops best ditties. And it was written and performed by Ringo as well.
What a song! What a baseline! Liverpool’s 2nd coolest band ever, let rip with err.. whatever the song’s about. Girls, probably.
The Who’s first single. Set a standard even then. Classic Townshend/Daltrey/Entwhistle/Moon.
Sultry Dutch masterpiece. Great vocal by Mariska Veres. Disco music’s dodgy old uncle who visited it’s mother when dad was out.
13) Joan Baez — We Shall Overcome
18) Van Morrison — Gloria
19) The Rolling Stones — Satisfaction
20) The Kingsmen — Louie Louie
21) Pink Floyd — Arnold Layne
22) Robert Parker — Twist In Space
24) Creedence Clearwater Revival — Bad Moon Rising
27) The Ronettes — Baby Love
28) The Human Beinz — Nobody Like Me
29) The Velvet Underground — Heroin
31) The Archies — Sugar Sugar
32) The Easybeats — Gonna Have A Good Time
36) Count Five — Psychotic Reaction
37) Stevie Wonder — Uptight
38) The Bohemian Vendetta — Enough
39) Fairport Convention — Matty Groves
40) Simon & Garfunkel — I Am A Rock
41) Desmond Dekker & The Aces — The Israelites
42) Gonn — The Blackout Of Greetly
43) The Small Faces — Itchycoo Park
45) Chuck Berry — No Particular Place To Go
46) The Pretty Things — Walking Through My Dreams
48) The Outsiders — I’m In Pittsburgh (and it’s raining)
50) The Honeycombs — Have I The Right
51) The Stoics — Hate
52) The Jimi Hendrix Experience — Voodo Chile
53) The Leaves — Hey Joe
54) The Incredible String Band — Witches’ Hat
55) Bob Dylan — The Times They Are A-Changin’
56) Steppenwolf — Born To Be Wild
60) Serge Gainsburg & Jane Birkin — Orangutan
61) The 13th Floor Elevators — You’re Gonna Miss Me
62) The Amboy Dukes — Journey To The Center Of The Mind
64) Marvin Gaye — Sittin’ At The Dock Of The Bay
65) Screaming Jay Hawkins — Yellow Coat
66) Peter & Gordon — World Without Love
67) The Dave Clark Five — Glad All Over
68) Sarita Montiel — ¡Que Viva España!
69) The Doors — Break On Through (to the other side)
71) Manfred Mann — The Mighty Quinn
72) The Electric Prunes — Try Me On For Size
73) We The People — In The Past
74) Elvis Presley — Return To Sender
75) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles– Tears Of A Clown
77) The Monkees — Last Train To Clarkesville
82) Larry & The Bluenotes — Night Of The Sadist
83) The Checkerlads — Shake Yourself Down
84) Sandie Shaw — (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me
85) Kim Foley — The Trip
87) Aretha Franklin — Respect
88) Englebert Humperdinck — Release Me
89) The Crazy World of Arthur Brown — Fire
90) The Rumors — Hold Me Now
92) The Seeds — Pushin’ Too Hard
93) Bubble Puppy — Hot Smoke And Sasafrass
94) Donovan — Sunshine Superman
95) Louis Armstrong — What A Wonderful World
96) Henry Mancini — The Baby Elephant Walk
100) Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers — The Monstermash