Saturday, December 29, 2018

50 Year Vintage: Tabs, Pills, Joints,and Liberation: Musical Snapshots of 1968

Top Long Players of 1968

1. The United States of America- The United States of America
2. The Beatles- The White Album
3. Os Mutantes- Os Mutantes
4. The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle
5. The Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet
6. David Axelrod- Song of Innocence
7. Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan- Song of the Second Moon
8. Scott Walker- Scott 2
9. Salvatore Martirano- L's GA, Ballad Octet
10. Van Morrison- Astral Weeks
11. The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat
12. Blue Cheer- Outsideinside
13. Silver Apples- Silver Apples
14. Various- Tropicalia ou Panis et Circencis
15. July- July
16. Grateful Dead- Anthems of the Sun
17. Nico- The Marble Index
18. Joni Mitchell- Song to a Seagull
19. The Kinks- The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
20. Jose Feliciano- Feliciano!
21. International Harverster- International Harvester
22. Deep Purple- Shades of Deep Purple
23. Letta- Free Soul
24. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown- The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
25. Townes Van Zandt- For the Sake of a Song

Top of the Pops and Deep Cuts of 1968
1. The United States of America- Coming Down
2. The Velvet Underground- Sister Ray
3. Desmond Dekker- The Israelites
4. The Rolling Stones- Street Fighting Man
5. The Zombies- This Will Be Our Year
6. Scott Walker- Plastic Palace People
7. Silver Apples- Program
8. Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through the Grapevine
9. Deep Purple- Hush
10. The Paragons- Left With a  Broken Heart
11. The Turtles- You Showed Me
12. The Beatles- Happiness is a Warm Gun
13. Jimi Hendrix- Voodoo Chile (Slight return)
14. The Equals- Baby Come Back
15. Grateful Dead- Dark Star
16. Savage Rose- A Girl I Knew
17. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown- Fire
18. Erkin Koray- Mechul
19. Van Morrison- Sweet Thing
20. Delia Derbyshire- Pot Au Feu
21. Terry Callier- Look At Me Now
22. The Doors- Five to One
23. Aretha Franklin- Since You've Been Gone
24. Sandie Shaw- The Same Things
25. Betty Wright- Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do
26. Pink Floyd - Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun
27. Kaleidoscope- Jenny Artichoke
28. Booker T & The MGs- Soul Limbo
29. Gladys Knight and the Pips- Just a Closer Walk With Thee
30. Dusty Springfield- Son of a Preacher Man
31. James Brown- Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)
32. July- The Way
33. Billy Nicholls- Girl from New York
34. Blue Cheer - Just a Little Bit
35. Tommy James and the Shondells- Crimson and Clover
36. BJ Thomas- Light My Fire
37. The Peddlers- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
38. Jerry Butler- Never Gonna Give You Up
39. Nazz- Open Your Eyes
40. The Who- Magic Bus
41. Fleetwood Mac- Albatross
42. Judy Street- What
43. Dorothy Ashby- Action Line
44. The Free Design- I Found Love
45. Voices in Latin- Tea for Three
46. Julie London- Louie Louie
47. Serge Gainsbourg- Requiem Pour Un Con
48. Tyrannosaurus Rex- Deborah
49. France Gall- Nefretiti
50. Gordon Lightfoot- The Last Time I Saw Her

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