(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s, part 2

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(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s, part 2
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s
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THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS VOL. 2
Ewan MacColl
Folkways Records ‎FG-3510 (1964)
England
5.30 “Below average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Among The Blue Flowers And The Yellow” (6.9) • “The Sweet Kumadee” (5.6) • “Captain Ward And The Rainbow” (5.5)
TJR saysEwan revisits the Child Ballads, this time recorded by Moe Asch. Almost all are reworkings from the back catalogue....more →

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THE COUNTRY STARS, THE COUNTRY HITS
Various Artists
RCA Camden CDS-1041 (1969)
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5.25 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Montana Slim - I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes” (8.3) • “Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers - Under The Double Eagle” (6.9) • “Homer and Jethro - Cigarettes, Whusky And Wild, Wild Women” (6.8)
TJR saysA decent compilation touching on each and every decade from the 1930s to the 1960s....more →

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GET AWAY
Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames
Imperial LP-9331 (1966)
England
5.19 “Below average” Pop; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Last Night” (7.5) • “Get Away” (6.5) • “The Whole World’s Shaking” (6.5)
TJR saysIssued in October 1966, this is the American version of the "Sweet Things" LP which was issued in the UK 6 months earlie...more →

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NINA SIMONE IN CONCERT
Nina Simone
Philips PHM 200-135 (1964)
the USA
5.19 “Below average” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Pirate Jenny [live ny ’64]” (7.2) • “Plain Gold Ring [live ny ’64]” (5.6) • “Go Limp [live ny ’64]” (5.6)
TJR saysDisregarded as a new album as 3 of the 7 tracks had all appeared on the debut LP way back in 1958....more →

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SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON AND THE YARDBIRDS
The Yardbirds and Sonny Boy Williamson II
Fontana TL-5277 (1966)
England
5.18 “Below average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Bye Bye Bird [live ’63]” (6.3) • “Mister Downchild [live ’63]” (6.0) • “23 Hours Too Long [live ’63]” (5.3)
TJR saysThe fledgling Yardbirds backed Sonny Williamson for several English dates between December 1963 and February 1964 and th...more →

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GOLDEN HITS VOLUME 1
Dionne Warwick
Scepter Records SPS-565 (1967)
the USA
5.17 “Below average” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Don’t Make Me Over” (7.1) • “Wishin’ And Hopin’” (6.4) • “Walk On By” (5.7)
TJR saysShe was immediately a grand presence in the world with her fine debut single, “Don’t Make Me Over”, back in 1962. Ar...more →

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THE DAVE CLARK FIVE RETURN!
The Dave Clark Five
Epic LN-24104 (1964)
England
5.15 “Below average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Rumble” (7.0) • “Funny” (6.5) • “I Love You No More” (5.6)
TJR saysThe Dave Clark Five Return! (Epic LN 24104) was released in the USA in May 1964. Basically the American equivalent of ...more →

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BEACH BOYS CONCERT
The Beach Boys
Capitol Records T-2198 (1964)
the USA
5.09 “Below average” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Little Deuce Coupe [live ’64]” (7.2) • “Johnny B. Goode [live ’63]” (5.7) • “In My Room [live ’64]” (5.6)
TJR saysFrantic live renditions that come complete with knicker wetting shriekers. Oh good. To boot, it turns out that “Fun Fun...more →

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NINA SIMONE WITH STRINGS
Nina Simone
Colpix Records CP-496 (1966)
the USA
5.06 “Below average” Moodcore; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Blackbird” (5.9) • “Chain Gang (The Work Song)” (5.7) • “Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)” (5.3)
TJR saysMostly new tracks, but at least 2 had been out on previous studio LPS and I suspect 1 or 2 had been on single b sides, e...more →

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SMASH HITS VOL.2
The Searchers
Marble Arch Records MAL-673 (1967)
England
5.00 “Below average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “When You Walk In The Room” (7.7) • “Take It Or Leave It” (6.4) • “Have You Ever Loved Somebody” (6.3)
TJR saysBudget compile with the short runtime for which Marble Arch was notorious....more →

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DEAR ELOISE / KING MIDAS IN REVERSE
The Hollies
Epic LN-24344 (1967)
England
4.98 “Poor” Pop

Jukebox picks: “King Midas In Reverse” (7.3) • “Dear Eloise” (6.7) • “Step Inside” (5.3)
TJR saysThe U.S. edition of “Butterfly”, titled “Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse” (Epic LN 24344/BN 26344), featured different...more →

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MUSIQUE DU BURUNDI
Various Artists
Ocora ‎OCR-40 (1968)
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4.93 “Poor” Africana; Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Tambourinaires de Bukirasazi - Ensemble De Tambours” (7.5) • “Deux Jeunes Filles - Akazéhé Par Deux Jeunes Filles” (6.2) • “Le Chœur Buyenzi - Chant De Femmes” (6.1)
TJR saysThe Ocora label – the recording arm of Radio France – was big on ethnographic long-players, and this set was one of the ...more →

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TOWN WITHOUT PITY
Gene Pitney
Hallmark Records ‎SHM-866 (1969)
the USA
4.93 “Poor” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Last Chance To Turn Around” (7.3) • “If I Didn’t Have A Dime” (5.5) • “Town Without Pity” (5.4)
TJR saysCompiling sides from 1961 to 1968....more →

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IMPACT - THE BREAKTHROUGH TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF STEREO SOUND
Various Artists
Columbia STWO-2 (1968)
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4.83 “Poor” Orchestra Dance; Film Score / Incidental

Jukebox picks: “Jack Emblow - Ritual Fire Dance” (7.4) • “David Rose and his Orchestra - The Stripper” (6.4) • “Joe Loss and his Orchestra - Wheels - Cha Cha” (6.2)
TJR saysAs the liner notes tell it: “A further selection of tracks from the spectacular and exciting Studio Two catalogue… e...more →

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3 COUNTRY GENTLEMEN - LOCKLIN, SNOW AND WAGONER
Various Artists
RCA Victor ‎LPM-2723 (1963)
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4.56 “Poor” Country

Jukebox picks: “Hank Snow - Black Diamond” (6.7) • “Hank Locklin - It Keeps Right On A Hurtin’” (6.4) • “Hank Locklin - Ivory Tower” (5.2)
TJR saysThe sleeve notes tell: “There is a bond between all country folks which has no parallel among city people. The common...more →

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YOU CAN ALL JOIN IN
Various Artists
Island Records IWPS-2 (1969)
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4.28 “Lame” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia; Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me” (7.0) • “Wynder K Frog - Gasoline Alley” (6.5) • “Nirvana - Rainbow Chaser” (5.2)
TJR saysThis Island Records sampler was very well received, showcasing famous and yet-to-be famous acts from the stable, with re...more →

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THE ORIGINAL SOUL CHRISTMAS
Various Artists
ATCO Records ‎SD 33-269 (1968)
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4.23 “Lame” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Joe Tex - I’ll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman)” (7.5) • “Otis Redding - White Christmas” (6.2) • “Solomon Burke - Presents For Christmas” (5.9)
TJR saysPatchy compile, a bit naff in places, but not without one or two cherry pickers....more →

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THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS VOL.2
Various Artists
Decca LK-4554 (1963)
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4.03 “Lame” Pop; Country

Jukebox picks: “Heinz - Just Like Eddie” (7.3) • “The Rolling Stones - Come On” (6.2) • “Brian Poole and The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout” (5.3)
TJR saysSecond album in the series celebrating ABC Television's “Thank Your Lucky Stars” pop show. Released in September, 1963, ...more →

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GETTIN’ DOWN TO IT
James Brown
King Records 1051 (1969)
the USA
3.95 “Terrible” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Cold Sweat [1969 version]” (6.1) • “That’s Life [1969 version]” (5.7) • “There Was A Time [1969 version]” (5.1)
TJR saysAnother new album relegated to “b” status due to the inclusion of 4 reworkings from the back catalogue. To be fair, thes...more →

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BREAKTHROUGH - AN INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO 2 STEREO
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure MFP-1334 (1967)
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3.80 “Terrible” Orchestra Dance

Jukebox picks: “Band of The Irish Guards - Michelle” (6.2) • “Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra - 633 Squadron” (5.5) • “Joe Loss and his Orchestra - Poppa Yo Quero” (4.5)
TJR saysAn occasionally interesting LP, compiling 12 cuts from the series as described in the liner notes: “Here on this album...more →

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LIVE AT THE TALK OF THE TOWN
Tom Jones
Decca SKL-4874 (1967)
Wales
3.68 “Terrible” Crooner / Cabaret; Soul

Jukebox picks: “I Can’t Stop Loving You [live ’67]” (5.0) • “Thunderball [live ’67]” (4.5) • “Ain’t That Good News [live ’67]” (4.3)
TJR saysThere's no doubting the tight quality from the rip-roaring live band, but I'm just not into this cabaret bam-pow. Got to...more →

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LIVE!
Lou Rawls
Capitol Records T-2459 (1966)
the USA
3.63 “Terrible” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Street Corner Hustler’s Blues [live]” (6.2) • “South Side Blues [live]” (5.0) • “World Of Trouble [live]” (4.8)
TJR saysSome new stuff, but track selection mostly culled from his first 5 albums....more →

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RECORDED LIVEː THE 12 YEAR OLD GENIUS
Little Stevie Wonder
Tamla TM-240 (1963)
the USA
3.34 “Terrible” Soul

Jukebox picks: “Don’t You Know [live ’63]” (4.0) • “Fingertips [live ’63]” (3.6) • “(I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over [live ’63]” (3.6)
TJR saysThis album was a big success for the child prodigy thanks to the acclaimed live version of “Fingertips”; not only di...more →

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC OST
Various Artists
RCA Victor LSOD-2005 (1965)
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3.12 “Terrible” Crooner / Cabaret; Film Score / Incidental

Jukebox picks: “Maria and The Children - Do-Re-Mi” (9.3) • “Maria and The Children - The Lonely Goatherd” (6.6) • “Maria - My Favourite Things” (6.4)
TJR saysSynposis: The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring...more →

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THE WORLD OF THE BACHELORS
The Bachelors
Decca SPA-2 (1968)
Ireland
1.49 “An embarrassment” Pop

Jukebox picks: “The Sound Of Silence” (3.5) • “My Foolish Heart” (2.1) • “No Arms Can Ever Hold You” (1.9)
TJR saysGreatest hits set. Apparently....more →

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