60's Gold

60's Gold


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Although it has no songs by the Beatles, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Kinks, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, or a number of other artists who helped shape and define pop and rock in the 1960s, this generous two-disc, 40-track compilation does offer a fine sampling of the kinds of hits that dominated AM radio in the mid-'60s (there isn't much here representing either the earliest or latest ends of the decade), running the gamut from girl group material ("My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels), folk-rock ("California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & the Papas), blue-eyed soul ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers), Motown ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye), poppy frat rock ("Come on Down to My Boat" by Every Mother's Son) to psychedelic-tinged pop ("[We Ain't Got] Nothin' Yet" by the Blues Magoos) and the truly singular ("A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum). The end result is a pleasing and nostalgic journey into the heart of mid-'60s AM pop radio, minus some of the biggest guns. Still a lot of fun, though, even without them.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/2006
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0602498384244
catalogNumber: 000645202
Rank: 5220

Album Credits

Technical Credits

P.F. Sloan   Composer,Producer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Lou Christie   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
John Kay   Composer
Gary Brooker   Composer
Terry Cashman   Composer
Bruce Channel   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Michelle Phillips   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
R. Dean Taylor   Composer
Larry Page   Producer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger
Bobby Hebb   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Stan Applebaum   Producer
Steve Barri   Composer,Producer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Thom Bell   Arranger
Leonard Borisoff   Composer
Charles Calello   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Denny Cordell   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
David Farrell   Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Wes Farrell   Composer,Producer
Bob Feldman   Composer,Producer
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer
Tim Gilbert   Composer
Wally Gold   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer,Producer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Leon Huff   Composer,Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
Abe "Voco" Kesh   Producer
Stan Kesler   Producer
Ed King   Arranger
Paul Leka   Composer,Producer
Stewart Levine   Producer
John Madara   Composer
Huey P. Meaux   Producer
Gabriel Mekler   Producer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer,Producer
Gene Pistilli   Composer
Art Polhemus   Producer
Keith Reid   Composer
Joe Renzetti   Arranger
Paul Riser   Arranger
Domingo "Sam" Samudio   Composer
Ralph Scala   Composer
Frank Slay   Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
Bill Traut   Producer
Peter Udell   Composer
Guy Webster   Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Mark Weitz   Arranger
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Bob Wyld   Producer
André Popp   Composer
Steve Duboff   Composer
Dale Frashuer   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer,Producer
Gary DeCarlo   Composer
Georgia Dobbins   Composer
George Fischoff   Composer
William Garrett   Composer
Gary Geld   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Bryan Blackburn   Composer
Guido Cenciarelli   Composer
Margaret Cobb   Composer
Pierre Cour   Composer
Herbert Weiner   Composer
Bobby Martin   Arranger
Tony Powers   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
James Razor Brown   Producer
Bill Holmes   Producer
Gerald Goldstein   Producer
Ronald Gilbert   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Yoram Kahana   Inlay Photography
Twyla Herbert   Composer
Gary McEwen   Composer
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Carl "The Truth" Smith   Producer
Jerry Ross   Producer

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