and now for the songs — August 23, 2021

64) Billy Nicholls, “Girl from New York”

Another selection from one of the two greatest “lost” albums of the 1960’s.

65) Nick Garrie, “Can I Stay With You”

Another selection from the other towering lost classic of the 1960’s — Nick Garrie’s The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas.

“I feel I’m getting older, younger every day, and everything I seem to do is wrong. I recall a summer night, making love by river light. Honey can I stay with you?”

66) The Tokens, “She Lets Her Hair Down (Early in the Morning)”

Before the era of bands “selling out” and letting their songs be used in commercials, a dreamy Clairol folk-rock jingle was expanded into a proper song oft recorded by artists including the Tokens (yes, of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” fame). Their single reached #61 in December of ‘69.

“She walks barefoot through the meadow early in the mornin’, early in the mornin’ every day. And she lets her hair down when the sun comes up, yes, she lets her hair down.”

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