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Various Artists – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Era – 1958 Still Rockin’

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Various Artists – The Spirit Of The 60′s – 1963 – The Hits Don’t Stop

Track Listing

01 The Chiffons – He’s So Fine
02 Joe Brown – That’s What Love Will Do
03 The Crickets – My Little Girl
04 Chris Montez – Some Kinda Fun
05 Billy Fury – Somebody Else’s Girl
06 Del Shannon – Little Town Flirt
07 Adam Faith With The Roulettes – The First Time
08 Frank Ifield – Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine
09 Billie Davis – Tell Him
10 Joe Brown – Nature’s Time For Love
11 The Chiffons – One Fine Day
12 Lesley Gore – It’s My Party
13 The Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shake
14 Adam Faith – Walkin’ Tall
15 The Merseybeats – It’s Love That Really Counts
16 Jet Harris And Tony Meehan – Diamonds
17 The Dakotas – The Cruel Sea
18 Johnny Kidd And The Pirates – I’ll Never Get Over You
19 Bobby Vee – The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
20 Billy Fury – When Will You Say I Love You
21 The Big Three – By The Way
22 Jan And Dean – Surf City
23 Mark Wynter – Shy Girl
24 Tony Sheridan And The Beatles – My Bonnie

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Various Artists – The Monterey International Pop Festival

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Monterey was the first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival, attracting an estimated 55,000 total attendees with up to 90,000 people present at the event’s peak at midnight on Sunday.

The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large scale public performance of Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience.

The Monterey Pop Festival embodied the themes of California as a focal point for the counterculture and is generally regarded as one of the beginnings of the “Summer of Love” in 1967, along with the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival held at Mount Tamalpais in Marin County a week earlier. Monterey became the template for future music festivals, notably the Woodstock Festival two years later.

The Festival

The festival was planned in seven weeks by promoter Lou Adler, John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, producer Alan Pariser, and publicist Derek Taylor. The Monterey location had been known as the site for the long-running Monterey Jazz Festival and Monterey Folk Festival; the promoters saw the Monterey Pop festival as a way to validate rock music as an art form in the way jazz and folk were regarded. The organizers succeeded beyond all expectations, especially since the total number of attendees who could witness the legendary musical performances at any one time inside the enclosed concert arena was less than 7,000.

The artists performed for free with all revenue donated to charity, except for Ravi Shankar, who was paid $3,000 for his afternoon-long performance on the sitar. Country Joe and the Fish were paid $5,000 not by the festival itself, but from revenue generated from the D.A. Pennebaker documentary.

Lou Adler later reflected:

…[O]ur idea for Monterey was to provide the best of everything — sound equipment, sleeping and eating accommodations, transportation — services that had never been provided for the artist before Monterey…
We set up an on-site first aid clinic, because we knew there would be a need for medical supervision and that we would encounter drug-related problems. We didn’t want people who got themselves into trouble and needed medical attention to go untreated. Nor did we want their problems to ruin or in any way disturb other people or disrupt the music…
Our security worked with the Monterey police. The local law enforcement authorities never expected to like the people they came in contact with as much as they did. They never expected the spirit of ‘Music, Love and Flowers’ to take over to the point where they’d allow themselves to be festooned with flowers.
Monterey’s bill boasted a line-up that put established stars like The Mamas and the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel and The Byrds alongside groundbreaking new acts from the UK and the USA.


Jefferson Airplane

With two huge singles behind them, the Airplane was one of the major attractions of the festival.

The Who

Although already a big act in the UK, and now gaining some attention in the US after playing some New York dates two months earlier, The Who were propelled into the American mainstream at Monterey. The band used rented Vox amps for their set, which were not as powerful as their regular Sound City amps which they had left in England to save shipping costs. At the end of their frenetic performance of “My Generation”, the audience were stunned as guitarist Pete Townshend smashed his guitar, smoke bombs exploded behind the amps and frightened concert staff rushing onstage to scurry expensive microphones to safety. At the end of the mayhem, drummer Keith Moon kicked over his drum kit as the band exited the stage. The Who, after winning a coin toss, performed before Jimi Hendrix, as Townshend and Hendrix each refused to go on after the other – both having planned an instrument-demolishing conclusion to their respective sets.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Hendrix ended his Monterey performance with an unpredictable version of “Wild Thing”, which he capped by kneeling over his guitar, pouring lighter fluid over it, setting it aflame, and then smashing it in to the stage seven times before throwing its remains into the audience. This produced unforeseen sounds and these actions contributed to his rising popularity in the United States.

Janis Joplin

Monterey Pop was also one of the earliest major public performances for Janis Joplin, who appeared as a member of Big Brother and The Holding Company. Joplin was seen swigging from a bottle of Southern Comfort as she gave a provocative rendition of the song “Ball ‘n’ Chain”. Columbia Records signed Big Brother and The Holding Company on the basis of their performance at Monterey.

Otis Redding

Redding, backed by Booker T. & The MG’s, was included on the bill through the efforts of promoter Jerry Wexler, who saw the festival as an opportunity to advance Redding’s career. Up until that point, Redding had performed mainly for black audiences, besides a few successful shows at the Whisky a Go Go. Redding’s show, received well by the audience (“there is certainly more audible crowd participation in Redding’s set than in any of the others filmed by Pennebaker that weekend”) included “Respect” and a version of “Satisfaction”. The festival would be one of his last major performances. He died 6 months later in a plane crash at the age of 26.

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar was another artist who was introduced to America at the Monterey festival. The Raga Dhun (Dadra and Fast Teental) (which was later miscredited as “Raga Bhimpalasi”) an excerpt from Shankar’s four-hour performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, concluded the Monterey Pop film, introducing the artist to a new generation of music fans.

Track Listing

Disc: 1
1. Festival Introduction
2. Along Comes Mary
3. Windy
4. Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing
5. Dead End Street
6. Tobacco Road
7. San Franciscan Nights
8. Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)
9. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
10. Dust My Broom
11. Bullfrog Blues
12. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
13. Down on Me
14. Combination of the Two
15. Harry
16. Road Block
17. Ball and Chain

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Disc: 2
1. Look Over Yonders Wall
2. Mystery Train
3. Born in Chicago
4. Double Trouble
5. Mary Ann
6. Mercury Blues
7. Groovin’ Is Easy
8. Wine
9. Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song)
10. Renaissance Fair
11. Have You Seen Her Face
12. Hey Joe
13. He Was a Friend of Mine
14. Lady Friend
15. Chimes of Freedom
16. So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star
17. Dhun: Fast Teental [Excerpt]
18. The Flute Thing

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Disc: 3
1. Somebody to Love
2. The Other Side of This Life
3. White Rabbit
4. High Flyin’ Bird
5. She Has Funny Cars
6. Booker-Loo
7. Hip Hug-Her
8. Philly Dog
9. Shake
10. Respect
11. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
12. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
13. Try a Little Tenderness
14. Substitute
15. Summertime Blues
16. Pictures of Lily
17. A Quick One, While He’s Away
18. Happy Jack
19. My Generation

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Disc: 4
1. Killing Floor
2. Foxey Lady
3. Like a Rolling Stone
4. Rock Me Baby
5. Hey Joe
6. Can You See Me
7. The Wind Cries Mary
8. Purple Haze
9. Wild Thing
10. Straight Shooter
11. Got a Feelin’
12. California Dreamin’
13. I Call Your Name
14. Monday, Monday
15. San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
16. Dancing in the Street

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Various Artists – The Hits Album Volume 15

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Various Artists – Deep Heat 10 – The Awakening

Track Listing

CD 1
1.The KLF – Last Train To Trancentral (Benio Over And Out) 4:51
Written: W Drummond, J Cauty, L McFarland, R Lyte
2.The Shamen – Hyperreal 4:09
Producer + Programmed: Colin Shamen | Written: Angus, Shamen
3.Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives (Quadrant Mix) 3:57
Written: Meecham, Turner, Meredith
4.Urban Hype – Sycopath 3:56
Written: Bobby D, Lewis, Neat Lee
5.Greed – Give Me (Quadrant Mix) 4:05
Written: Mike Gray
6.Dionne – If U Want My Love (Big Club Mix) 3:52
Producer: Komis | Written: Andrew Komis, Vince Degiorgio
7.A Man Called Adam – I Want To Know 3:53
Producer + Mixed: Clark, Rodgers, Jones | Written: Rodgers, Jones
8.Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (Come On In) 3:49
Written: L Kronlund
9.Gary Clail On-U Sound System – Human Nature (On The Mix Edit) 3:34
Written: G Clail
10.Wendell Williams – So Groovy 3:21
Written: Jim Post
11.Xpansions ft. Dale Joyner – What You Want 3:21
Written: D Joyner, M Cyrus, R Malone
12.M.K. – Get It Right 4:01
Written: Vandross, Kinchen, Miller
13.Shawn Christopher – Another Sleepless Night (Radio Edit) 3:56
Written: Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson, Tracey Amos
14.C2C – Make Me Feel 4:09
Written: George James/C Peters
15.Taste – Super O 3:33
Written: ML/Hughes/Cox
16.KC & the Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It (Remix) 3:58
Written: Casey / Finch

CD 2
1.De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) 4:07
Written: Jolicoeur, Skinner, Mercer, Huston, Mason
2.Rebel MC ft. Tenor Fly – Wickedest Sound 3:22
Written: Sutter, West
3.Tricky Disco – Housefly 3:23
Written: Newman, Wells
4.Band Of Gypsies – Travels In Hyper Reality 4:25
Written: Swanston, Cox
5.Friends Of Matthew – Out There 4:14
Written: Cino Berigliano, Mike Gray, Nick Ratcliffe
6.Rozalla – Faith (In The Power Of Love) 4:23
Written: Swanston, Cox
7.Frances Nero – Footsteps Following Me 3:59
Written: Ian Levine, Ivy Jo Hunter, Steven Wagner
8.Snap – Megamix 4:37
inkl. Ooops Up, The Power, Cult Of Snap, Mary Had A Little Boy
9.Black Box – Strike It Up (DJ Lelewel Mix) 3:48
Written: Davioli, Limoni, Semplici
10.Cartouche – Feel The Groove 4:11
Written: S Ramaekers
11.Lonnie Gordon – Gonna Catch You 3:40
Written: Davoli, Limoni, Semplici
12.Sue Chaloner – Answer My Prayer 4:23
Written: Swanston, Cox
13.Raze – Bass Power 4:11
Written: Vaughan Mason
14.Cybersonik – Backlash 4:01
Written: D Bell, J Acquaviva, R Hawtin
15.Dee Dee Brave – So Many Roads 4:02
Written: H Simpson
16.The Farm – Don’t Let Me Down 4:10
Written: Hooton, Grimes

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Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music 3



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Various Artists – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Era – 1961

Track Listing

1 Del Shannon –  Runaway
2 Johnny Burnette –  You’re Sixteen
3 Billy Fury –  Halfway To Paradise
4 Roy Orbison –  Running Scared
5 Duane Eddy –  Theme From Dixie
6 Clarence “Frogman” Henry –  (I Don’t Know Why) But I Do
7 John Leyton –  Johnny Remember Me
8 Connie Francis –  Where The Boys Are
9 Bobby Vee –  Take Good Care Of My Baby
10 Adam Faith –  This Is It
11 Eddie Cochran –  Weekend
12 Shadows, The –  Kon-Tiki
13 Jerry Lee Lewis –  What’d I Say
14 Shirelles, The –  Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
15 Marty Wilde –  Rubber Ball
16 Neil Sedaka –  Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
17 Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs* –  Stay
18 Ricky Nelson (2) –  Hello Mary Lou
19 Helen Shapiro –  Walking Back To Happiness
20 Sam Cooke –  Cupid
21 Sandy Nelson –  Let There Be Drums
22 Dion (3) –  Runaround Sue
23 Eden Kane –  Well I Ask You
24 Tokens, The –  The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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Various Artists – Knebworth – The Album

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Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music 25

Track Listing

Disc one

1.George Michael & Queen : “Somebody to Love”
2.4 Non Blondes : “What’s Up?”
3.Tina Turner : “I Don’t Wanna Fight”
4.Ace of Base : “All That She Wants”
5.Gabrielle : “Dreams”
6.Lena Fiagbe : “You Come From Earth”
7.R.E.M. : “Everybody Hurts”
8.New Order : “Regret”
9.Freddie Mercury : “Living on My Own”
10.Gloria Gaynor : “I Will Survive”
11.Inner Circle : “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”
12.Chaka Demus & Pliers : “Tease Me”
13.Louchie Lou & Michie One : “Shout (It Out)”
14.Shabba Ranks featuring Maxi Priest : “Housecall”
15.Duran Duran : “Come Undone”
16.Paul Weller : “Sunflower”
17.Kingmaker : “Ten Years Asleep”

Disc two

1.2 Unlimited : “Tribal Dance”
2.Robin S : “Luv 4 Luv”
3.Sybil : “When I’m Good and Ready”
4.Dannii Minogue : “This Is It”
5.The Time Frequency : “The Ultimate High”
6.Jon Secada : “Do You Really Want Me”
7.Kim Wilde : “If I Can’t Have You”
8.East 17 : “West End Girls”
9.Joey Lawrence : “Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix”
10.Efua : “Somewhere”
11.Sade : “No Ordinary Love”
12.Richard Darbyshire : “This I Swear”
13.Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : “Dream of Me”
14.D:Ream : “U R The Best Thing”
15.Juliet Roberts : “Caught In The Middle”
16.Oui 3 : “Break from the Old Routine”
17.Utah Saints : “I Want You”
18.Jesus Jones : “Zeroes And Ones”


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Various Artists – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Era – 1958



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