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Fifties & Sixties Index  - Page Five - U Thru Z

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Sequencer

Unchain My Heart

95kb
4.18mpt
60's
Blues
Blues/Rock
Jazz Blues
Pop/Rock
R&B
Soul
One Of Ray's Biggest Hits First Recorded In 1961, Hitting #9 In 1962 And Included On Many Of His Albums Including His 1991 Album:
"Rhythm & Blues: Ray Charles-1954-1966"
Ray Charles
(1930-2004)
W&M By Robert Sharp, Jr. & Teddy Powell
Scott W. Curtis

Unchained Melody
Version 1

20kb
3.59mpt
60's
Easy Listening
Soundtrack
A Beautiful Easy Listening Love Song From Their 1965 Album,
"Just Once In My Life"
Released Again in 1991 On Their Album
"The Reunion"

This Song Was Also Used On The Sound Track For The 1996 Movie "Ghost"
The Righteous Brothers
Many Others

Written By Alex North & Hy Zaret
Unknown

Unchained Melody
Version 2

09kb
4.18mpt
60's
Easy Listening
Soundtrack
A Great Piano Version Of The Beautiful Easy Listening Love Song
This Song Was Also Used On The Sound Track For The 1996 Movie "Ghost"
The Righteous Brothers
Many Others

Written By Alex North & Hy Zaret
Bob Mace

Under The Boardwalk
Version 1

26kb
2.20mpt
60's
Pop
R&B
A Classic 60's Favorite As First Recorded By The Group In 1964 That Reached #4 On The Black Singles & Pop Singles Charts The Drifters
Composed By Art Resnick & Kenny Young
Don Carroll

Under The Boardwalk
Version 2

26kb
3.12mpt

60's
Country
Country/Pop
Pop
R&B

A Country/Pop Two Step MIDI Version Of The Great Pop, R&B Classic From 1964

The Drifters
Composed By Art Resnick & Kenny Young

Chuck Duklis

Up On Cripple Creek

45kb
3.35mpt
60's
Album Rock
Country/Rock
Folk/Rock
R&R
A Great Country/Rock Tune First Recorded For Their 1969 Album: "The Band" And Included On Many Of Their Albums Over The Years And Later Covered By Some Great Artists Such As Bob Dylan, Buck Owens & The Oak Ridge Boys The Band
W&M By Robbie Robertson
ChartChai MeeSangNin

Up On The Roof

26kb
2.36mpt
60's
Easy Listening
Pop
Pop/Rock
R&B
Soundtracks
Lay Back And Get Rid Of That Headache!  A Great Tune Made Famous By The Drifters And Recorded On Over 220 Albums By Many Artists From The 60's Through The 00's The Drifters
Carole King
Ben E. King
Cryan' Shames
Laura Nyro
James Taylor
Neil Diamond
Kenny Lynch
Many More

W&M By Gerry Goffin And Carole King
Don Carroll

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

19kb
3.57mpt
60's
Blues Rock
Hard Rock
Metal
Psychedelic
A Great Instrumental From The Late 60's And Since Covered By Several Other Artists Through The 1990's Including The Late,
"Stevie Ray Vaughan"
Please Don't Mix This Tune Up With "Voodoo Chili" [See Song Below!]
(These Tunes Are Misnamed All Over The Web Because "Voodoo Child" Is Included In The Voodoo Chili Lyrics)

(Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Is One Of The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll According To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)
Jimi Hendrix
(1942-1970)
Originally Written And Composed By Jimi Hendrix
William Marshall

Voodoo Chili

69kb
2.26mpt
60's - 70's
Blues Rock
Hard Rock
Metal
Psychedelic
A Great Instrumental From The Late 60's And Since Covered By Several Other Artists Through The 1990's Including The Late,
"Stevie Ray Vaughan"
Please Don't Mix This Tune Up With "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" Also Written And Recorded By Jimi Hendrix In Late 1968 And Played Live At The 1969 Woodstock Festival.  It Was Also Later Recorded By Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
(The Tune Is Misnamed All Over The Web Because "Voodoo Child" Is Included In The Voodoo Chili Lyrics)
Voodoo Chili Was Recorded A Few Hours Before Voodoo Child (Slight Return) And The Original Recording Was Almost 15 Minutes Long
Jimi Hendrix
(1942-1970)
Originally Written And Composed By Jimi Hendrix
Ali Lexa
UBIC Music

Vortex

41kb
3.06mpt

60's
Instrumental
Originals
Surf
Rock

A Great, Rockin' 60's, Original, "Surf Music" Style, Guitar Instrumental

Original
Composition
And Sequence

Joseph J. Toto
aka "Toto"

Wake Up Little Susie
aka "Wake Up Little Suzie"

58kb
2.38mpt
50's
Rock & Roll
A Classic R&R Tune From 1957 That Reached #1 In The U.S. On Both The Country & Pop Charts & #2 On The U.K. Pop Charts
(Did You Know That This Tune Was Banned By Some U.S. Radio Stations For Its Supposedly Suggestive Lyrics)
The Everly Brothers
Composed By Felice & Boudleaux Bryant
Unknown

Walk - Don't Run

32kb
2.09mpt
60's
Rock & Roll
Surf
The Instrumental Rock Tune That Was The Groups First Big Break, Holding The #2 Rock Position For A Month In 1960
(Did You Know That This Tune Was Originally Written By A Jazz Guitarist Named Johnny Smith And Recorded By Him In 1953 In A Jazz Style And Later Covered By Chet Atkins In A Country Finger Pickin' Style In 1957 Before The Ventures Ever Heard Of It)
The Ventures Gary Rogers

Walkin' After Midnight

23kb
2.19mpt
50's
Country
/Pop
A Top 20 Pop Smash Hit, And The Tune That Launched Her Career In 1957 Patsy Cline
(1932-1963)
W&M By Don Hecht & Alan Block
Deb Ackley

(A)
Well Respected Man

62kb
2.45mpt

60's
British Invasion
Classic Rock
Pop/Rock
R&R

A Classic Rock, British Invasion, R&R Tune First Recorded In 1965 And Included On Their 1966 Album:"Kinkdom" With The Single Reaching #13 On The Pop Charts And Is Still Considered One Of Their Greatest Hits To This Day

The Kinks
W&M By Ray Davies

Ron Tilden

(What A)
Wonderful World
(This Would Be)

24kb
2.01mpt

50's-60's
Love Songs
Pop
A Great Tune, First Recorded By "Sam Cooke" In 1960 And Later Covered By "Herman's Hermits" In 1965 And It Stayed For 8 Weeks On Billboards Top 40 Sam Cooke
Herman's Hermits
Art Garfunkel

W&M By Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert And Lou Adler
Don Carroll

What I Say
aka "What'd I Say"

52kb
3.34mpt
50's-60's
Classic Jazz
R&R
A Golden Oldie!
What Else Can We Say?
Ray Charles
(1930-2004)
E. F. "Gene" Petro
aka "Doc Doc"

When A Man Loves A Woman

37kb
4.24mpt
60's
Ballads
Blues
Country Soul
Deep Soul
Pop
R&B
Soul Blues
A Great Soulful Blues Ballad From 1966 That Quickly Topped The Pop & R&B Charts And Went Gold And Is Still Considered His Most Remembered Tune, Included On Many Of His Albums Over The Years Including His 1969 Album:
"The Best Of Percy Sledge"
This Great Song Has Been Recorded On Over 500 Albums By Percy & Numerous Other Artists Over The Years In Many Styles
Percy Sledge
Composed By Calvin Lewis & Andrew "Pop" Wright
Bob Banks
© 1995

When Will I Be Loved

25kb
2.42mpt

50's - 60's
Country/Pop
Love Songs
Pop

A Big Hit For The Brothers In 1960 And A No. 2 Hit For Linda In 1975

The Everly Brothers
Linda Ronstadt

W&M By Phil Everly

Chuck Duklis

Where Have All The Flowers Gone

27kb
4.16mpt
60's
Folk
Folk Revival
Protest Song
Soft Rock
A Pretty, Melancholy, Political Folk, Folk Revival, Tune That Had A Real Message And Was A Big Hit For Many Artists And Has Been Recorded On Well Over 100 Albums Over The Years In Many Styles Pete Seeger
Kingston Trio
Joan Baez
Johnny Rivers
Flatt & Scruggs
Many More

W&M By Pete Seeger
Sal Grippaldi
"aka RedSal"

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

56kb
3.14mpt
50's - 60's
Country/Pop
R&B
Rock n' Roll
A Classic Honky Tonk Piano Tune That Hit Number One For Jerry In 1957 On The Country, Pop And R&B Charts Jerry Lee Lewis
(aka "The Killer")
Unknown

Whole Lotta Woman

41kb
2.36mpt

50's
Country
Country/Pop
Pop
Rockabilly

A Country/Pop Rockabilly Tune That Spent Three Weeks At  #1 On The Country Charts In Early 1958.  Included On His 1994 Album By The Same Name
(Marvin's Real Name Is Marvin Karlton Rainwater.  I Had This Incorrect As "Marvin Karlton Percy".  Marvin Sent Us A E-Mail Correcting This.  AMG Also Has His Real Name Incorrectly Listed As Marvin Percy Rainwater)

Marvin Rainwater
W&M By
Marvin Rainwater

Ron Tilden

Winchester Cathedral

21kb
1.55mpt
60's
Nostalgia
Novelty
Originally Performed
By
"Rudy Vallee" In The 30's
The New Vaudeville Band Sal Grippaldi
aka "RedSal"

Wipe Out

24kb
2.12mpt
60's
Instr. Rock
Frat Rock
Rock n' Roll
Surf Music
A Very Popular Instrumental Rock Tune That Was A No. 2 Pop Single For The Group In 1963 And Featured Some Classic Percussion
(One Of The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll According To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)
The Surfaris
Composed By Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ron Wilson In 1962
Stan & The Sequencers

Witch Doctor

18kb
2.04mpt
50's
Comedy
Novelty
A Favorite Fun Tune From The Late 50's Starring Alvin And The Chipmunks And Their First Big Hit Ross Bagdasarian
(1919-1972)

aka "David Seville",
The Creator Of The Famous Chipmunk Novelty Tunes
Jan Zachery
© 1997

Without You

23kb
2.21mpt

60's
Country
Country/Pop
Teen Idol

A Romantic, Teen Idol Style Tune First Recorded By Johnny In 1961 And Later Included On Several Of His Albums Including His 1995 Album: "Poetry In Motion"

Johnny Tillotson
W&M By Johnny Tillotson

Ron Tilden

Wonderland By Night

16kb
2.42mpt

60's
Easy Listening
Orchestral Pop

A Very Pretty Instrumental Gem Of The '60s By Bert And His Group.  First Performed In The Early 1960's And Since Recorded By Many Others

Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra
(1923-1980)

Chuck Duklis

Working In The Coal Mine
aka "Working In A Coalmine"

23kb
3.08mpt

60's
New Orleans R&B
Soft Rock
Soundtrack

One Of Those Classic, New Orleans R&B, Tunes From The 60's Made Famous By Lee Dorsey And A No. 1 Hit For Him In 1966, Becoming His Signature Song And Since Recorded By Many Others Through The 00's And Also Used As A Soundtrack In The 1995 Movie: "Casino" And Also The Rock Group, "Devo" New Wave, Synth Pop Version Was Used For The 1981 Animated Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure Film: "Heavy Metal"

Lee Dorsey
(1924-1986)
W&M By Lee Dorsey & Allen Toussaint

Unknown

Yakety Sax

25kb
1.56mpt
60's
Country/Pop
Instrumentals
Pop/Rock
Saxophone
Soundtrack
A Great Country/Pop Instrumental That Will Get Ya Goin' In The Morning!  Included On His 1963 Album By The Same Name And Becoming His Signature Song
This Tune Was Also Used As The Theme Song For The TV Series: "Benny Hill"
Boots Randolph
(1927-2008)
Composed By Boots Randolph & James Rich
Don Carroll

New
Yakety Yak
(Posted 05/10/10)

28kb
1.04mpt
50's
Comedy
Doo Wop
Early Pop/Rock
Early R&B
R&R
A Classic Golden Oldie Witty Song That Was A #1 Single For The Group In 1958 And Their First #1 Single And Included On Many Of Their Albums Over The Years The Coasters
Composed By Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Robert Dupler
Yesterday
Version 1
18kb
2.13mpt
60's
Jazz
An Upbeat, Jazz Piano Version Of The Great 1965 Beatles Tune The Beatles
Original W&M By John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Ozaki Hiroshi

Yesterday
Version 2

34kb
2.51mpt
60's
Easy Listening
Love Songs
Pop/Rock
Soft Rock
A Pretty Acoustic Guitar Version Of The Beatles #1 1965 Melancholic Song That Has Become A Pop Standard And Is Included On Many Of Their Albums Over The Years And Since Covered By Numerous Artists In Many Styles From Jazz To TV Themes Beatles
W&M By John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Bob Barnes

(You Make Me Feel)
Like A Natural Woman
aka "Natural Woman"

25kb
3.09mpt
Mid/Kar
60's
Classic Soul
Easy Listening
R&B
Soft/Rock
A Beautiful, Classic Soul,
Easy Listening, R&B Tune Made Famous By "Aretha Franklin" In The Late 60's And Since Covered By Many Other Artists In Several Different Styles Thru The 90's
Carole King
Aretha Franklin
The Supremes
Many Others

W&M By Gerry Goffin And Carole King
Unknown

You Talk Too Much

36kb
2.30mpt

60's
Novelty
R&B
R&R

An Old Classic, Novelty, R&R, Smash Hit First Recorded By Joe In 1960 And Included On The 1960 Album:
"Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1960"

Joe Jones
W&M By Joe Jones & Reginald Hall

Ron Tilden

Young Love

33kb
3.20mpt
50's++
Country/Pop
Easy Listening
Love Songs Vocals
Wedding Music
A Pretty 50's Classic And One Of The Great, Slow Dance, Easy Listening, Love Song's Of The Era Made Famous By Bobby Vinton & Sonny James
Sonny's Version Spent Nine Weeks At Number 1 On The Country Charts In 1956-57 And Crossed Over To The Pop Charts
The Great Song Has Also Been Recorded By Many Other Artists On Over 210 Albums Over The Years In Several Different Styles
Bobby Vinton
Perry Como
Sonny James
Connie Francis
Tab Hunter
Ray Conniff
The Crew Cuts
Many More

W&M By Ric Cartney And Carole Joiner
Sal Grippaldi
aka "RedSal"

You've Got Your Troubles

73kb
3.28mpt
60's
British Invasion
British Pop
Love Songs
Pop
British Rock
A Jukebox Classic Love Song Made Famous By The British Group In 1965 Reaching #2 In The UK And #7 In The USA And Becoming A Oldies-Radio Staple And Is Still Considered One Of Their Greatest Hits And Is Included On Many Albums Over The Years Including Their 1985 Compilation Album:
"The Fortunes Greatest Hits"
(Yes! Their Was A Psychedelic Rock Group In The 60's From The USA Also Called "The Fortunes")
(Brenda Lee Recorded The Song In 1966 In A Country/Pop Style)
The Fortunes [UK]
Composed By Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
Bob Barnes

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

36kb
3.41mpt
60's
Easy Listening
Love Songs
A Beautiful, Blue-Eyed Soul,
Easy Listening, Tune Made Famous By "The Righteous Brothers" In The Mid 60's And Since Covered By Many Other Artists In Several Different Styles
The Righteous Brothers
W&M By Barry Mann And Phil Spector
Don Carroll

Zorba The Greek
aka "Zorba's Dance"

47kb
4.30mpt
60's
Pop/Jazz
Instrumental/Pop
Orchestral/Pop
A Great Instrumental/Pop Tune From The Mid 60's And Since Covered By Several Other Artists Through The Years. First Recorded On Herb's 1965 Album: "Going Places" The Single Hit #11 In 1966 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Originally Composed By Miki Theordorakis
Unknown
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