Picked out a few cover songs that were original hits from 1969 to 1970. These 45’s used to be in my rotation quite a lot, but I haven’t given them the light of day lately. The songs always seemed to work well together and they more or less capture the sound of that era.
Cover songs from the Beatles, to Sugarloaf, to the more obscure cover by the psychedelic tex-mex group The Sir Douglas Quintet. Almost seems like bands down south never left one “top 40” rock unturned. In fact, Los Johnny Jets hacked out a living doing rock-n-roll cover songs during their time. And they do it pretty well. The Jets really nail the Beatles “Get Back”, both lyrically and musically. Although even more obscure, The White Lines and Los Blue Angels equally do their renditions justice.
I’m brimming with rock 45 covers, so maybe I’ll explore this again by the end of the month. But for now…..Enjoy!