185) Gabor Szabo and the California Dreamers — “A Day in the Life”
Yes, that “A Day in the Life”! Douglas Payne says that:
[The album by the Hungarian guitarist] celebrates much of what was important to [him] — the new world of rock music, the lure of California and the hope and inspiration of the “Summer of Love.” But, at best, it’s an ill-conceived jazz-rock concoction. . . . terrible vocalists, corny arrangements and occasional hints of Szabo’s unique playing.https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-wind-the-sky-and-diamonds-mw0000909559
Well, I love it!
186) The Caravelles — “New York”
B-side of “Hey Mama You’ve Been on My Mind” (#139). The London girls’ ‘67 song is a paean to NYC. Not to be in an Empire State of mind, but Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!
Alicia Keys: “Now you’re in New York these streets will make you feel brand new big lights will inspire you.”
The Caravelles: “Not since he went to New York, the noisy streets are, the music is . . . . your head is lighter there, the lights are brighter here in New York.”
187) The Sons of Adam — “Take My Hand”
First (‘65) of 3 singles by the Sunset Strip legends – including future Blue Cheerer Randy Holden.