Jon Savage's 1965-1968 - The High Sixties On 45

Jon Savage's 1965-1968 - The High Sixties On 45

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Spread over four sides of two 33rpm 12-inch albums, this is a love letter to the 7-inch single. Since 2016, author Jon Savage has collaborated with Ace Records in a mapping of the mid-to-late 60s in terms of 45rpm singles. We began with 1966 and time stretched backwards and forwards over 96 songs and four double CDs – one collection per year between 1965 and 1968.

We did discuss releasing the series on LP format but each compilation would have needed a triple album. So, by way of a résumé, we’ve decided to compress the four years into one year per side: beginning in early 1965 and ending in very late 1968. The intention is to give a flavour of each CD compilation, and an idea of their reach across the two albums.

You’ll also find songs that have not been released on any official vinyl album before,
including the single version of ‘Rain’ by Kak, the overdubbed ‘People! Let’s Freak Out’ by the Freaks Of Nature and the preview pressing of the MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’, to name but three.

Tracklist

  1. That's The Way It's Got To Be - The Poets
  2. Incense - The Anglos
  3. Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me) - The Chiffons
  4. Agent Double-O-Soul - Edwin Starr
  5. Too Many People - The Leaves
  6. London Town - The Pretty Things
  7. Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) - Donovan
  8. We Sell Soul - The Spades
  9. Bad Little Woman - The Wheel-A-Ways
  10. The Other Place - The Seeds
  11. Walkin' My Cat Named Dog - Norma Tanega
  12. Help Me (Get The Feeling) Part 1 - Ray Sharpe With The King Curtis Orchestra
  13. Along Comes Mary - The Association
  14. Sock It To Em Jb Pt 2 - Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers
  15. Tell Me That You Love Me - James Brown & The Famous Flames
  16. People! Let's Freak Out - Freaks Of Nature
  17. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes
  18. Never Ever - The Action
  19. Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  20. I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time - The Third Bardo
  21. Mr Soul - The Buffalo Springfield
  22. Hold On - Sharon Tandy
  23. At The Third Stroke - The Piccadilly Line
  24. Slim Jenkin's Place - Booker T & The MG's
  25. The Music Goes Round My Head - The Easybeats
  26. Danse A La Musique - The French Fries
  27. Wonderboy - The Kinks
  28. I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
  29. Rain - Kak
  30. Lord Of The Manor - The Everly Brothers
  31. Train To Nowhere - Savoy Brown
  32. Kick Out The Jams (Preview Pressing) - MC5
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