Twang guitar hero Duane Eddy's '67 Japan-only release of instrumental mellow surf music leads into an early 70's psych folk duo (means electric instead of acoustic guitar) with bizarre vibrato. A Hawaiian pastiche by The Kinks from 1966's Face to Face, their fourth studio album. Gal Costa is a Brazilian chanteuse and pop icon.
"Dragonfly" is a song written by Danny Kirwan with lyrics taken from a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1970. It became the first UK single released by the band after the departure of their frontman Peter Green. It was also their first single with Christine McVie (nee Perfect) as a full member of the group.
"Backstreet Girl" is a Rolling Stones song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It first appeared on the UK version of their 1967 album Between the Buttons but was not included on the US version. It was first released in the US on the 1967 album Flowers. The song showcases Brian Jones, playing organ and glockenspiel and Rolling Stones contributor Jack Nitzsche on the harpsichord.
We close with Joe South - writer of Deep Purple's "Hush" and Billy Joe Royal's "Down in the Boondocks", and his '68 Grammy award winning "Games People Play". Townes Van Zandt is a great coda to any playlist.
Click on the links in the playlist if you want to know more about any of the artists.
1. The Tops - I Found You
2. West Coast Consortium - Listen to The Man
3. Duane Eddy - Monsoon
4. Cooley & Munson - Slightly Sue
5. The Kinks - Holiday In Waikiki
6. Gal Costa - Tuareg
7. Fleetwood Mac - Dragonfly
8. The Rolling Stones - Back Street Girl
9. Chico Hamilton - Conquistadors
10. Joe South - Games People Play
11. Townes Van Zandt - Be Here To Love Me