Saturday, June 26, 2010


Get a playlist! Standalone player
1.) Time of the Season - I still get stoked when they play this on the radio... the epitome of cool. Oh and the Zombies record cover is super groovy

2.) Gimme Shelter- This intro is possibly one of my favorites of all time... it takes me away, I just like listening to the intro over and over... easily the best part of the song in my opinion. Intros are important.

3.) Let's Hang On- the first CD I ever bought with my own money was Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, I was 13. I got out the phone book and called every record store in town looking for it. I finally found it at Tower Records, they had one copy. My mom drove me to the store and it was mine.

4.) This Guys in Love with You- The first time that I won a radio contest, first caller to to guess Herb Albert & the Tiajuana Brass Bands first number one hit won a dinner for 2 to Herb's restaurant... of course I knew the answer, I was obsessed with this song... c'mon Burt Bacharach wrote it. Epic tune.

5.) These Eyes- This song is pretty much on all my mix cd's, I have always wanted to do a cover of it. I wish I could explain what effect it has on me... but I can't. Just know that I love it very much.

6.) Be My Baby- Her voice rules, so much character, so much soul. The production is signature Spector, his best. It is also Brian Wilsons favorite song. I heard him say on the radio one time that he wrote "Don't worry baby" kind of as a response to this song... greatness inspires greatness.


  1. All great selections Brooke. Amazing how songs give us association in our life. Here is my list: "She's Not There"- The Zombies; "Time Is on My Side"- The Rolling Stones; "Sherry"- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"- Burt Bacharach & B.J. Thomas; "Laughing" - The Guess Who; "Walking in the Rain"- Ronettes

  2. Sixties music is spectacular! I wish we could travel back to the good ol' days of jukeboxes and Bandstand. This is a really great selection that you've presented here. I think you should go for that "These Eyes" cover. ;)

  3. This is by far one of my favorite blog posts I've ever read. Being able to just lay back and listen to some awesome music that I haven't heard in a while or at all and then read your eloquent explanations as to why you love it.

    Well done, Brooke

  4. love this, love this, love this...