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Suggested Recordings

The following albums represent the simplest, most direct, and most enjoyable route into the consciousness of the sixties. In making selections I excluded fifties artists who did not prefigure or influence the sixties, sixties shlock, and all seventies music except that which comments upon or directly reflects the mindset of the sixties.

Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vanguard VSD 79078—Come from the Shadows, A&M SP 4339

The Band, Music from Big Pink, Capitol SKAO 2955—Rock of Ages, Capitol SABB 611045

The Beach Boys, Close Up, Capitol SWBB 253—Pet Sounds, Capitol DT 2458

The Beatles, Meet the Beatles, Capitol T 2047—Rubber Soul, Capitol ST 2442—Revolver, Capitol ST 2576—Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Capitol MAS 2653—Magical Mystery Tour, Capitol MS 2835— The Beatles (the white album), Apple SWBO 101—Abbey Road, Apple SO 383

Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry’s Golden Decade, vol. 1, Chess 2CH 1514

Big Brother and the Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, Columbia KCS 9700

Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Columbia KCS 9720

James Brown, Nothing But Soul

Buffalo Springfield, Retrospective, Atlantic SD 33-283

The Byrds, Greatest Hits, Columbia CS 9516

Ray Charles, Yes Indeed, Atlantic 8025—What’d I Say, Atlantic 8029

The Coasters, Greatest Hits, Atlantic 33-111

Joe Cocker, Joe Cocker!, A&M SP 4224

Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Columbia CS 9533—Songs from a Room, Columbia CS 9767

Judy Collins, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Elektra EKS 74033 The Concert for Bangla Desh, Apple STCX 3385

Country Joe MacDonald and the Fish, Greatest Hits, Vanguard VSD 6545

Cream, The Best of Cream, Atlantic SD 33-291

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo’s Factory, Fantasy 8402

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Déjà vu, Atlantic SD 7200—So Far, Atlantic SD 18100

Bo Diddley, Have Guitar Will Travel, Checker 2974

Fats Domino, Million Sellers by Fats, Imperial 12195

The Doors, The Doors, Elektra EKS 4007—L.A. Woman, Elektra EKS 75011

Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Columbia CS 8786—The Times They Are A-Changin’, Columbia CS 8905—Another Side of Bob Dylan, Columbia CS 8993—Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia CS 9128—Highway 61 Revisited, Columbia CS 9189—Blonde on Blonde, Columbia K2S 841—John Wesley Harding, Columbia CS 9604—New Morning, Columbia KC 30290—The Basement Tapes, Columbia CBS 88147—Blood on the Tracks, Columbia PC 33235—Desire, Columbia PC 33893

The Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers’ Original Greatest Hits, Columbia BGP 350

Aretha Franklin, Aretha’s Gold, Atlantic SD 8227

The Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead, Warner WS 1869

Arlo Guthrie, Alice’s Restaurant, Reprise RS 6267

Woody Guthrie, The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie (performed by various artists), Vanguard VSD 35/36 George Harrison, All Things Must Pass, Apple STCH 639

Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced? Reprise RS 6261

Buddy Holly, Buddy Holly: A Rock and Roll Collection, Decca DXSE7-207

Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow, RCA LSP 3766—After Bathing at Baxter’s, RCA LSP 4545—Crown of Creation, RCA LSP 4058—Volunteers, RCA LSP 4238

Janis Joplin, Pearl, Columbia KC 30322

B. B. King, B. B. King Live at the Regal, ABC-Paramount ABC S-509

King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King, Atlantic SD 8245

The Kinks, Greatest Hits, Reprise R 6217

John Lennon, Live Peace in Toronto, Apple SW 3362

Jerry Lee Lewis, Original Golden Hits, vols. 1 and 2, Sun 102/103

Little Richard, Little Richard’s Greatest Hits, Columbia OKS 14121—Little Richard’s Grooviest 17 Original Hits, Specialty SPS 2113

Mamas and Papas, Farewell to the First Golden Era, Dunhill 50031 MC5, Kick Out the Jams, Elektra EKS 74042

Joni Mitchell, Clouds, Reprise R 6341

Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chord, Deram DES18017

The Mothers of Invention, Freak Out! Verve V6-5005-2X—Absolutely Free, Verve V/V6-5013X

Graham Nash, Wild Tales, Atlantic SD 7288 Newport Folk Festival (1960), Vanguard VSD 2087/88

Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Sings Newman, RCA LSP 4289

Phil Ochs, All the News That’s Fit to Sing, Elektra EKS 7269—Pleasures of the Harbor, A&M SP 4133—Tape from California, A&M 4148—Rehearsals for Retirement, A&M SP 4181—Chords of Fame, A&M 4599

Tom Paxton, Ramblin’ Boy, Elektra EKS 7277

Peter, Paul, and Mary, Peter, Paul and Mary, Warner WS 1449—In the Wind, Warner WS 1607

Wilson Pickett, The Best of Wilson Pickett, Atlantic SD 8151

Elvis Presley, The Sun Sessions, RCA AFM 1-1675—Elvis’ Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, vol. 1, RCA LPM 6401

Procol Harum, Procol Harum, Deram DES 18008

Otis Redding, History of Otis Redding, Atlantic SD 33-261

The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request, London NPS-2—Beggar’s Banquet, London PS 539—Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out, London NPS-5 —Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stones COC 59100—Hot Rocks, 1964-1971, London 2PS 606/7—Exile on Main Street, Rolling Stones COC 2-2900—Some Girls, Rolling Stones COC 39108

Pete Seeger, We Shall Overcome, Columbia CS 8901—Dangerous Songs!?, Columbia CS 9303

Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, Columbia KC 32280

Simon and Garfunkel, Sounds of Silence, Columbia CS 9269—Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Columbia CS 9363—Bookends, Columbia KCS 9529—Bridge over Troubled Water, Columbia KCS 9914

Sly and the Family Stone, Stand! Epic BN 26456

The Weavers, Travelling On, Vanguard VSD 2022

The Who, Tommy, Decca DXSW 7205—Who’s Next, Decca DL 79182— Quadrophenia, MCA MCA2-10004

Woodstock, Atlantic SD 3-500

Neil Young, After the Goldrush, Reprise 6383