Album Chart of 1966

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Album Chart of 1966

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A PROGRESSIVE YEAR FOR MUSIC - AND THE FIRST DOUBLE ALBUMS IN “ROCK”

“We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity” ~ John Lennon, London Evening Standard, 4 March 1966.

I love John. You’ve just got to laugh with him. Despite his cocky boasting, Bob Dylan prevails as the Planet’s Supreme musical Being, according to Rebel sensibilities, for the FOURTH consecutive year.

As if to underline his majestic credentials, his “Blonde on Blonde” masterpiece stands as the first set of “Rock” songs to be issued on the double long play format, clocking in just shy of the 72 minute mark. The Jazz and Classical markets had been producing such sets since 1950, and even Johnny Cash had got involved in 1965, but Dylan's ambitious release was regarded as an influential landmark in the story of the album.

Hot on Dylan's heels with a 4-sided set (just 7 days later) were Frank Zappa’s MOV crusaders with their 66 minute “Freak Out!”, openly disdainful of authority and disgusted with religion, paving the way for the counter-culture revolutionaries.

Dylan, Zappa, Love and The Stones all thought it'd be a good idea to include extended 10+ minute “epics” within their vinyl grooves this year – only Sir Bob had the nous to pull it off. This development does not bode well for Rock n Roll animals.

Musically, following close behind Dylan for sheer song power, were keen disciples Paul and Art, with two mighty long players to their credit.

Albums from The Beatles, The Kinks and The Beach Boys demonstrated phenomenal song writing growth, whilst The Rolling Stones displayed tantalising glimpses of comparable innovation.

Pushing it one step beyond all pretenders were the Monks, with überbeats from Köln, hitherto unplayed on this wondrous little globe of ours.

Amongst the higher quality LPs introducing the genre tag “psychedelia” onto albums for the first time, were offerings from The Beatles, The Seeds, Blues Magoos, Donovan, Love, The Mothers Of Invention and 13th Floor Elevators.

The entire Top 20 has a rating of 7 or higher – the strength in depth, to my ears, becomes greater with each passing year.

The Jukebox Rebel
06-Jan-2016

revised 17-Feb-2016

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BLONDE ON BLONDE
Bob Dylan
Columbia C2L-41
the USA
9.44 “A masterpiece” Folk Rock / Americana; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)” (10) • “Visions Of Johanna” (10) • “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” (10)
TJR saysSurprisingly, recording sessions with the NYC “Highway 61 crew” weren’t going so well for the follow up, and only one so...more →

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BLACK MONK TIME
Monks
International Polydor Production 249 900
Germany
8.61 “A classic” Proto-Punk; Trance Rock

Jukebox picks: “I Hate You” (10) • “Blast Off!” (9.6) • “Monk Time” (9.5)
TJR saysThis treasure-packed classic was recorded in Köln in November 1965 and issued in March 1966. These weren’t ordinary musi...more →

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PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME
Simon and Garfunkel
Columbia CL-2563
the USA
8.32 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Homeward Bound” (10) • “The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine” (9.1) • “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” (8.7)
TJR saysThe second long-play offering of ’66 from the duo arrived in October, and was widely acclaimed as their finest work to d...more →

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SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Simon and Garfunkel
Columbia CL-2469
the USA
8.22 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana; Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Sounds Of Silence [’65 single version]” (10) • “Blessed” (9.7) • “I Am A Rock” (9.4)
TJR saysThe second Simon and Garfunkel album opens mightily with their recent Number One single. Paul Simon would later comment:...more →

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REVOLVER
The Beatles
Parlophone PMC-7009
England
8.18 “Excellent” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Eleanor Rigby” (10) • “Tomorrow Never Knows” (10) • “Taxman” (9.8)
TJR says“Revolver” was, for me, the greatest album of works in the Beatles discography, with a stimulating variety of stylistic ...more →

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THEM AGAIN
Them
Decca LK-4751
Northern Ireland
8.16 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Turn On Your Love Light” (10) • “Call My Name” (9.4) • “I Can Only Give You Everything” (9.3)
TJR saysThe group’s second LP, issued in January of 1966, squeezed 16 tracks into the grooves, most of which continued to hang o...more →

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FACE TO FACE
The Kinks
Pye Records NPL-18149
England
8.14 “Excellent” Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Rainy Day In June” (9.6) • “Most Exclusive Residence For Sale” (9.5) • “Session Man” (9.4)
TJR saysDespite the misleading cover image (which was used despite Ray Davies objection) there was virtually zero evidence of th...more →

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A WEB OF SOUND
The Seeds
GNP Crescendo GNP-2033
the USA
8.12 “Excellent” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Up In Her Room” (10) • “Mr. Farmer” (9.2) • “A Faded Picture” (8.3)
TJR says“A Web of Sound”, featuring the 4 group members trapped by the most ginormous spider ever, arrived in October ’66 – a wh...more →

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PET SOUNDS
The Beach Boys
Capitol Records T-2458
the USA
7.98 “Brilliant” Cerebral Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Sloop John B” (10) • “I’m Waiting For The Day” (10) • “God Only Knows” (9.7)
TJR saysThe real catalyst for Pet Sounds was the U.S. version of The Beatles’ album Rubber Soul, released late in 1965. Brian Wi...more →

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TAKE A LOOK
Irma Thomas
Imperial LP-9302
the USA
7.79 “Brilliant” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Take A Look” (10) • “You Don’t Miss A Good Thing (Until It’s Gone)” (8.8) • “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)” (8.2)
TJR saysIrma’s second LP was finally issued in January ’66, having been held back for several months for some reason unknown (Im...more →

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IN MY LIFE
Judy Collins
Elektra EKS-7320
the USA
7.75 “Brilliant” Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Liverpool Lullaby” (8.6) • “La Colombe” (8.5) • “Dress Rehearsal Rag” (8.5)
TJR saysNow 27, the Denver-based Folk singer took a turn towards a more tasteful and eclectic production on her 5th LP, includin...more →

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PSYCHEDELIC LOLLIPOP
Blues Magoos
Mercury SR-61096
the USA
7.74 “Brilliant” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (9.3) • “I’ll Go Crazy” (9.2) • “Gotta Get Away” (8.4)
TJR saysThese young cats, influenced by The Animals and Them, seem to have a mature ear for good music, and their debut LP showc...more →

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THE SEEDS
The Seeds
GNP Crescendo GNP-2023
the USA
7.68 “Brilliant” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Pushin’ Too Hard” (9.4) • “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” (9.3) • “No Escape” (8.6)
TJR saysBig in California but ignored everywhere else, the Seeds debut LP was completely brilliant nonetheless. At the time of t...more →

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FINNEGAN WAKES
The Dubliners
Transatlantic Records TRA-139
Ireland
7.67 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Nelson’s Farewell [live ’66]” (9.8) • “Surrounded By Water (The Sea Around Us) [live ’66]” (8.4) • “McAlpine’s Fusiliers [live ’66]” (8.3)
TJR saysFirst time on LP for these 12 tunes, all recorded live at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, over 2 nights on April 26th / 27th, ...more →

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THE SOUL ALBUM
Otis Redding
Volt VOLT-413
the USA
7.53 “Brilliant” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Good To Me” (9.1) • “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)” (8.5) • “Just One More Day” (8.1)
TJR saysHe’s such a masterful interpreter that it matters not whether he’s working with his own material or that of others. Rele...more →

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SUNSHINE SUPERMAN [1966]
Donovan
Epic LN-24217
Scotland
7.43 “Really good” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Ferris Wheel” (9.3) • “Season Of The Witch” (8.7) • “Sunshine Superman” (8.6)
TJR saysAlthough it has a largely acoustic feel, the album, produced by Mickie Most, benefitted from highly skilled arrangements...more →

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FREAK OUT!
The Mothers Of Invention
Verve Records V6-5005-2
the USA
7.35 “Really good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Trouble Every Day” (9.5) • “Hungry Freaks, Daddy” (9.1) • “Help, I’m A Rock” (8.9)
TJR saysThe counter-culture revolution is underway all around, evidenced here via Frank Zappa’s double-album debut of June ’66. ...more →

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MEET THE MAHOTELLA QUEENS
Mahotella Queens
Motella LMO-101
South Africa
7.18 “Really good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “We Boy” (8.4) • “Kuqale Bani” (8.2) • “Hamba Mzala” (7.7)
TJR saysThis was a hugely enjoyable debut set from the infamous singing group which would eventually find adoring fans in every ...more →

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DA CAPO
Love
Elektra EKS-74005
the USA
7.13 “Really good” Cerebral Pop; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Stephanie Knows Who” (8.6) • “7 And 7 Is” (8.2) • “She Comes In Colors” (8.0)
TJR saysArriving in November ’66 was the second LP of the year from the Los Angeles group led by Arthur Lee, with the quintet no...more →

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COLORSː A SENSUOUS LISTENING EXPERIENCE
Ken Nordine
Philips PHM 200-224
the USA
7.04 “Really good” Poetry; Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Flesh” (10) • “Beige” (9.4) • “Crimson” (9.1)
TJR saysSometime in 1965, the smoothest, most suave, most soothing voice in all of recorded history was commissioned to script a...more →

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IF YOU CAN BELIEVE YOUR EYES AND EARS
The Mamas and The Papas
Dunhill DS-50006
the USA
7.03 “Really good” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Monday, Monday” (9.7) • “California Dreamin'” (9.3) • “Go Where You Wanna Go” (7.8)
TJR saysI’ve heard of close-knit harmonies, but the 4-in-the-bath routine was maybe taking it TOO far. Scraping some ceramic fro...more →

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COMPLETE AND UNBELIEVABLEː THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL
Otis Redding
Volt VOLT-415
the USA
7.03 “Really good” Soul

Jukebox picks: “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)” (9.6) • “My Lover’s Prayer” (9.2) • “Day Tripper” (7.3)
TJR saysThe Otis Redding dream team delivered their second high quality LP of the year in October ’66. Once again it features th...more →

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THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
The Incredible String Band
Elektra EUK-254
Scotland
6.78 “Good” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Footsteps Of The Heron” (9.3) • “Can’t Keep Me Here” (8.9) • “Maybe Someday” (8.8)
TJR saysThis fine debut LP arrived in June 1966. At the time of release the trio were: Mike Heron (24, lead vocals, guitar); Cli...more →

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AFTERMATH
The Rolling Stones
Decca SKL-4786
England
6.77 “Good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Mother's Little Helper” (8.9) • “Out Of Time” (8.8) • “Doncha Bother Me” (7.3)
TJR says1966 was very much a progressive year for music in general, with phenomenal song writing growth in evidence all around f...more →

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LITTLE WHEEL SPIN AND SPIN
Buffy Saint-Marie
Vanguard VSD-79211
Canada
6.53 “Good” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Sir Patrick Spens” (9.8) • “Lady Margaret” (8.0) • “Little Wheel Spin And Spin” (7.8)
TJR says8 Buffy originals and 4 traditionals make up her third LP, now with added electric guitar by Bruce Langhorne and string ...more →

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ANIMALISM
The Animals
MGM Records SE-4414
England
6.44 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Hey Gyp” (7.3) • “The Other Side Of This Life” (7.2) • “Outcast” (7.0)
TJR saysThe fourth and final album by Animals mkI took their love of the blues and fused it with a harder-edged guitar sound, ad...more →

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THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
13th Floor Elevators
International Artists IA-LP-1
the USA
6.40 “Decent enough” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (8.7) • “Roller Coaster” (7.8) • “Reverberation (Doubt)” (7.6)
TJR saysWelcome to the garden of earthly delights; time to take a trip and elevate your mind! I’m not one for a lot of psychedel...more →

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ANIMALISMS
The Animals
Decca LK-4797
England
6.25 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Outcast” (8.4) • “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” (7.4) • “What Am I Living For” (7.2)
TJR saysThe first Animals album to feature any originals and there’s three of them, with new organ player Dave Rowberry being cr...more →

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MIDNIGHT RIDE
Paul Revere and The Raiders
Columbia CL-2508
the USA
6.23 “Decent enough” Cerebral Pop; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Get It On” (7.8) • “Kicks” (7.4) • “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” (7.2)
TJR saysThe first of two ’66 LPs from the quintet arrived in May. The set was notable for including songs written by all group m...more →

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THE TOYS SING “A LOVER’S CONCERTO” AND “ATTACK!”
The Toys
Dynovoice Records DVM-9002
the USA
6.14 “Decent enough” Pop

Jukebox picks: “A Lover’s Concerto” (9.7) • “This Night” (7.8) • “Baby’s Gone” (6.6)
TJR saysIssued in January ’66 following the release of their two latest singles, “A Lover’s Concerto” (August ’65) and “Attack...more →

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WOULD YOU BELIEVE?
The Hollies
Parlophone PMC-7008
England
6.13 “Decent enough” Cerebral Pop; Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “That’s How Strong My Love Is [mono version]” (8.4) • “I Am A Rock [mono version]” (7.6) • “I’ve Got A Way Of My Own [mono version]” (7.0)
TJR saysThey were never the greatest band for a left-field music lover like myself, but they had their moments here and there wi...more →

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FIFTH DIMENSION
The Byrds
Columbia CS-9349
the USA
6.11 “Decent enough” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Eight Miles High” (7.9) • “What’s Happening?!?!” (7.3) • “Mr. Spaceman” (6.6)
TJR saysGroup tensions had led to the departure of principal songwriter Gene Clark in February 1966. It would be Roger McGuinn a...more →

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THE SPIRIT OF ’67
Paul Revere and The Raiders
Columbia CL-2595
the USA
6.05 “Decent enough” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Undecided Man” (8.5) • “1001 Arabian Nights” (7.6) • “Why? Why? Why? (Is It So Hard)” (7.1)
TJR saysThe Spirit of ’67? In ’66? Listen, you cannae make pea and ham soup out of chicken, don’t try and kid me sonny boy. Paul...more →

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EVERYBODY LOVES A NUT
Johnny Cash
Columbia CL-2492
the USA
5.93 “Average” Country; Folk

Jukebox picks: “Joe Bean [1966]” (7.4) • “Cup Of Coffee” (7.3) • “Austin Prison [1966]” (6.1)
TJR saysThe first of two JC albums in 1966 sees him continue down the concept line, this one opting for the comedic “Saturday...more →

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TRY TOO HARD
The Dave Clark Five
Epic LN-24198
England
5.85 “Average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “I Really Love You” (7.0) • “I Never Will” (6.7) • “Looking In” (6.6)
TJR saysThe LP "Try Too Hard" (Epic LN 24198) was released in the USA in March 1966. A 20 minute album which leads off with it’s...more →

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FRED NEIL
Fred Neil
Capitol Records ST-2655
the USA
5.62 “Average” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)” (7.9) • “Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga” (7.7) • “The Dolphins” (6.8)
TJR saysn.b. Borderline year of release, variously reported between December 1966 and February 1967. I can find no concrete evid...more →

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THE YARDBIRDS
The Yardbirds
Columbia SCX-6063
England
5.51 “Average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The Nazz Are Blue” (6.6) • “He’s Always There” (6.5) • “Hot House Of Omagarashid” (6.2)
TJR saysThought of as a bit of a classic in rock circles, the third Yardbirds album proper was a solid affair, the emphasis bein...more →

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THE MANCHESTER ANGEL - TRADITIONAL ENGLISH SONGS
Ewan MacColl with Peggy Seeger
Topic Records 12-T-147
England
5.58 “Average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “We Poor Labouring Men” (7.1) • “Barbara Allen” (6.9) • “Homeward Bound” (6.2)
TJR saysEwan MacColl's recording career began in 1950 with Topic Records, and his connection with the label was extended in 1966...more →

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LINSTEAD MARKET
Sugar Belly Combo
Port-O-Jam LP-107
Jamaica
5.53 “Average” Caribbean

Jukebox picks: “Wings Of A Dove” (7.3) • “Slide Mongoose” (6.7) • “Linstead Market” (6.5)
TJR saysThe liner notes tell: “The name of Sugar Belly has been associated with most Calypsonians for over a decade now. It wa...more →

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SATISFIED WITH YOU
The Dave Clark Five
Epic LN-24212
England
5.51 “Average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Look Before You Leap” (7.6) • “Good Lovin’” (6.9) • “It’ll Only Hurt For A Little While” (6.2)
TJR saysSatisfied With You (Epic LN 24212) was the band’s second album in 1966 - and once again it was Stateside only. On the ...more →

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COME THE DAY
The Seekers
Columbia SCX-6093
Australia
5.48 “Below average” Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Come The Day” (8.4) • “Turn, Turn, Turn” (8.0) • “California Dreamin’” (6.5)
TJR saysA full turn to the contemporary from the Melbourne 4-piece who were in a good place in 1966, as the liner notes tell: “...more →

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WILD IS THE WIND
Nina Simone
Philips PHM 200-207
the USA
5.42 “Below average” Moodcore; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Break Down And Let It All Out” (7.4) • “I Love Your Lovin’ Ways” (6.8) • “Four Women” (6.8)
TJR says2 of the 11 get a 1966 rework - “Black Is The Colour” and “Wild Is The Wind” which had originally appeared on 19...more →

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FOR CERTAIN BECAUSE
The Hollies
Parlophone PMC-7011
England
5.39 “Below average” Pop; Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Stop, Stop, Stop” (7.0) • “Suspicious Look In Your Eyes” (6.9) • “Peculiar Situation” (6.2)
TJR saysThe fifth Hollies album was fully written by group members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks, so fair play to th...more →

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IT’S 2 EASY
The Easybeats
Parlophone PMCO-7530
Australia
5.30 “Below average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Sad And Lonely And Blue” (7.2) • “Then I’ll Tell You Goodbye” (6.5) • “Come And See Her” (6.3)
TJR saysThe Sydney five piece continue to improve with their second set. Once again they seem to sit in a strange place – pleasa...more →

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WANDA JACKSON SALUTES THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Wanda Jackson
Capitol Records ST-2606
the USA
5.20 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “The Soldier’s Last Letter” (6.8) • “The Great Speckled Bird” (6.0) • “Blue Yodel no. 6” (5.8)
TJR saysDoes what is says on the tin, without exciting greatly. Wanda's celebrated dozen are: “Jambalaya” (Hank Williams wit...more →

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SPICKS AND SPECKS
Bee Gees
Spin EL-32031
Australia
5.17 “Below average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Big Chance” (6.5) • “Glass House” (6.4) • “I Don’t Know Why I Bother With Myself” (5.6)
TJR saysAnother album full of Bee Gees originals, mainly down to the amazingly prolific Barry Gibb. I’ll give them their due, th...more →

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HAPPINESS IS YOU
Johnny Cash
Columbia CL-2537
the USA
5.02 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “No One Will Ever Know” (7.0) • “Happy To Be With You” (6.4) • “Ancient History” (5.4)
TJR saysThe second of two JC albums in 1966 - not his most memorable year it has to be said. The out and out country cover of th...more →

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BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Buffalo Springfield
ATCO Records SD 33-200
the USA
4.98 “Poor” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Flying On The Ground Is Wrong” (6.6) • “Sit Down I Think I Love You” (5.9) • “Go And Say Goodbye” (5.3)
TJR saysDebut album from the Los Angeles folk-rockers, released by Atlantic’s subsidiary Atco in December 1966. It’s a rather or...more →

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THE FEEL OF NEIL DIAMOND
Neil Diamond
Bang Records BLP-214
the USA
4.98 “Poor” Pop; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “I’ll Come Running” (7.9) • “Solitary Man” (6.2) • “Do It” (5.4)
TJR saysIn early 1966 Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich discovered a talented young singer-songwriter named Neil Diamond and brough...more →

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SWEET THINGS
Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames
Columbia SX-6043
England
4.96 “Poor” Pop; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Last Night” (7.5) • “The Whole World’s Shaking” (6.5) • “Funny How Time Slips Away” (5.2)
TJR saysThe white boys and girls of Britain seemed to dig it just fine and, generally speaking, this is a respectable enough set...more →

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SOUL THE HITS
The Ikettes
Modern Records MST-102
the USA
4.84 “Poor” Soul

Jukebox picks: “Da Do Ron Ron” (7.6) • “(He’s Gonna Be) Fine, Fine Fine” (5.6) • “Camel Walk” (5.1)
TJR saysThe sole Ikettes album featuring 10 single sides, 1964-1966, and two previously unrleased cuts, “Can’t Sit Down ‘Cos I...more →

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BLUES BREAKERS
John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Decca LK-4804
England
4.83 “Poor” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “It Ain't Right” (6.1) • “Ramblin' On My Mind” (5.9) • “Parchman Farm” (5.7)
TJR saysAfter plans for a live album were scrapped due to technical difficulties this studio recording was made in March 1966, t...more →

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DOWN TO EARTH
Stevie Wonder
Tamla TM-272
the USA
4.38 “Lame” Soul; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Tambourine Man” (6.3) • “Bang Bang” (5.7) • “Be Cool, Be Calm (And Keep Yourself Together)” (5.4)
TJR saysNow a mature 16-year-old, this is a more palatable Stevie Wonder, his voice having now broken. His cover of “Bang Bang...more →

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GROOVY KIND OF LOVE
The Mindbenders
Fontana MGF-27554
England
4.29 “Lame” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Seventh Son” (5.9) • “The Way You Do The Things You Do” (5.7) • “You Don’t Know About Love” (5.1)
TJR saysLargely unaffecting pop fayre, with pass marks for two first-half covers, “The Way You Do The Things You Do” (The Te...more →

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SOULIN’
Lou Rawls
Capitol Records T-2566
the USA
4.21 “Lame” Jazz; Crooner / Cabaret; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Breaking My Back (Instead Of Using My Mind)” (5.4) • “So Hard To Laugh, So Easy To Cry” (5.0) • “Memory Lane” (5.0)
TJR saysA bit of a soul-jazz chore for me; it's too little too late by the time of the Northern Soul stomper “Breaking My Back...more →

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HOW GREAT THOU ART
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor LPM-3758
the USA
4.18 “Lame” Pop Ballad; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Where No One Stands Alone” (7.0) • “Where Could I Go But To The Lord” (5.8) • “Run On” (5.2)
TJR saysNot content with serving up inane plastic pop on his film soundtracks, Team Elvis now see fit to hit us with a slew of d...more →

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SHAMUS O’SEAN THE LEPRECHAUN
Rolf Harris
Music For Pleasure ‎MFP-1433
Australia
3.38 “Terrible” Novelty

Jukebox picks: “Football Crazy [live]” (6.4) • “Maximillian Mouse [live]” (4.8) • “A Smugglers Life” (4.5)
TJR saysSide one is made up of live recordings, whilst side two compiles the EP “Rolf Harris and Shamus O'Sean the Leprechaun” (...more →

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THE ELEGANT SOUND OF THE ROYALETTES
The Royalettes
MGM Records E-4366
the USA
2.96 “Dire” Pop Ballad; Pop

Jukebox picks: “It’s Better Not To Know” (5.1) • “Forever More” (4.4) • “Baby Are You Putting Me On” (4.0)
TJR saysThere's no doubting the elegance of their orchestrated “Saturday night variety” balladeering, but it's just too nice and...more →

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NOBODY’S CHILD
The Alexander Brothers
Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎GGL-0359
Scotland
2.14 “Dire” Country

Jukebox picks: “The Carnival Is Over” (3.0) • “I Really Don’t Want To Know” (2.8) • “Forty Shades Of Green” (2.8)
TJR saysLooking at the tracklisting you might well think to yourself, “The Alexander Brothers doing country sounds like a te...more →

see also: (B-list) Album Chart of 1966



Album Charts by year

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“B-list”

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