1965 Rock

Donovan - Catch The Wind (1965)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 22, 2017
Donovan - Catch The Wind (1965)

Donovan - Catch The Wind (1965)
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2000 | Castle Pie PIESD 191 | ~ 276 or 114 Mb | Scans Included
Folk / Folk Rock

While this album is not to be confused with Donovan's debut album (which was released under two different titles, Catch the Wind and What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid), this particular collection is devoted to material from the same period in the singer/songwriter's career, his early years recording for Pye Records when his work was most strongly influenced by Bob Dylan's days as the king of poetic protest music…

Donovan - Fairytale (1965) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 20, 2017
Donovan - Fairytale (1965) Repost

Donovan - Fairytale (1965)
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2001 | Castle, CMRCD 360 | ~ 248 or `27 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Folk / Folk Rock

Donovan's second album found the Scottish folkie in possession of his own voice, a style of earnest, occasionally mystical musings indebted neither to Woody Guthrie nor Bob Dylan. True, Fairytale's highlights – "Sunny Goodge Street," "Jersey Thursday," and "The Summer Day Reflection Song" – use a sense of impressionism pioneered by Dylan, but Donovan flipped Dylan's weariness on its head…
Anita Kerr Quartet - We Dig Mancini (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anita Kerr Quartet - We Dig Mancini (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:49 minutes | 767 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

We Dig Mancini! has a measure of notoriety unrelated to its musical merits because it won the Grammy for Best Performance by a Vocal Group over the Beatles' Help! in 1965, making it a target of derision for those who see it as a symbol of the industry's eagerness to embrace a square vocal group over an adventurous rock & roll act.
Flatt and Scruggs - The Versatile Flatt & Scruggs: Pickin', Strummin' and Singin' (1965/2015) [24/96]

Flatt and Scruggs - The Versatile Flatt & Scruggs: Pickin', Strummin' and Singin' (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:43 minutes | 745 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Probably the most famous bluegrass band of all time was Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. They made the genre famous in ways that not even Bill Monroe, who pretty much invented the sound, ever could. Because of a guitar player and vocalist from Tennessee named Lester Flatt and an extraordinary banjo player from North Carolina named Earl Scruggs, bluegrass music has become popular the world over and has entered the mainstream in the world of music.
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Going Places (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Going Places!! (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 29:47 minutes | 605 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Alongside the jingle of car keys being placed in a bowl, trumpeter Herb Alpert's horn work with the Tijuana Brass was the sound of the swinging '60s. Yielding five No. 1 hits, nine Grammy Awards, 14 platinum and 15 gold albums, plus a staggering 72 million albums sold worldwide, Alpert has put out such memorable songs as "The Lonely Bull", "Rise", "A Taste of Honey" and "This Guy's in Love With You", either as a solo artist or with Tijuana Brass.
Otis Redding – Otis Blue (1965/2016) [Analogue Productions SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Otis Redding – Otis Blue (1965/2016) {Analogue Productions}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 631MB + 5% Recovery

Otis Redding’s third album, and his first fully realized album, presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear, and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding’s versions of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December, and all three are worth owning and hearing. Two of them, “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Shake,” are every bit as essential as any soul recordings ever made, and while they (and much of this album) have reappeared on several anthologies, it’s useful to hear the songs from those sessions juxtaposed with each other, and with “Wonderful World,” which is seldom compiled elsewhere.
The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975

The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975 by Mat Callahan
English | January 1, 2017 | ISBN: 1629632317 | EPUB | 352 pages | 6.7 MB
Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}

Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965) {2005 Impulse! Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-5271}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 192 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 147 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2005 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-5271 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Cool / Contemporary Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader (after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet) is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire (in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland) has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles ("Yesterday" and "If I Fell") and Burt Bacharach (including "Walk On By"). Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic (1965)
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2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31007 | ~ 425 or 175 Mb | Scans(png) -> 193 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

By the time of its release, the Lovin' Spoonful's debut album was already a significant record because of the inclusion of its title track, John Sebastian's timeless anthem to love and music, which had been one of the major hits of the summer of 1965…
The Three Suns - Country Music Shindig (1965) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Three Suns - Country Music Shindig (1965)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:54 minutes | 822 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Country Music Shindig is a departure for the Three Suns in that their typical instrumental medley style is applied to a program of country songs – 34 of them in total. The selections seem to reveal a thorough knowledge of country music. For example, the set includes songs that wouldn't be readily identified with country music today, like "Jingle Bell Rock," "Crying in the Chapel," and "Blue Suede Shoes," all of which were country hits. Then there are obscurities like the Sons of the Pioneers' "Roses" alongside crossover hits and an occasional oddball like the Broadway tune "Wagon Wheels." The album is heavier on electric guitar than some of the Suns' earlier efforts, and is also the last album they recorded with longtime producer and conductor Al Nevins, who died shortly afterward.