Saturday, March 20, 2010


Kurt Harden and Steve Layman have written post of suggested "Juke Box" music, click their names above to view their list.
Probably a point in my life where I was around a juke box was the Frisch's on Granville Road in Newark, Ohio where everyone hung out during the late 60's.
I have put together my own list, not as detailed as Steve's and Kurt's and not in any certain order:
You Don't Owe Me-Lesley Gore, Leaving on a Jet Plane-Peter, Paul & Mary, Shout-Joey Dee, Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix, You Can't Hurry Love-Supremes, You've Lost That Lonely Feeling-Righteous Brothers, Love Me Do, Beatles, End of the World, Skeeter Davis, Good Vibrations, Beach Boys, Ooo Baby Baby, Smoke Robinson, Let's Hang On, Frankie Valli, Travelin' Man, Rick Nelson, I'm Telling You Now, Freddie & The Dreamers, Pinball Wizard, Who, Ballad of the Green Beret, Sgt. Barry Saddler.
Music meant a lot to everyone in the 60's, we grew up with a new sound. When we were born, our parents were still listening to Glen Miller, Tom Dorsey etc. Our music took the recording studios to a 360 degree turn.
Our thinking was a little different, times had changed. Many guys were going to the Viet Nam War via the draft. It may be stupid to have "Green Beret" on the list, but it was on the back of every one's mind. It was a good time.

1 comment:

Sean M. Carpenter said...

Great selection of tunes, Patrick. It's always fun to think of what songs would go on your ultimate CD or in your ultimate juke box. The problem is that music is very much dependent on your actions and attitudes and for every event or feeling, there is another "great song."