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A Summer Song was released in the summer of 1964 with low expectations that the song would have much impact. Even Ringo Starr judged the song as a flop. But the US market loved the song to put it a #7 and #2 on two different charts. The song also reached #7 in Canada and has appeared in several films over the years.
The song went on to be covered by different artists and even in different languages. The duo were on again and off again with several reunions and finally packed it in in 2016. In 2020, Chad Stewart passed away from pneumonia.
Black Is Black was released in 1966 by the Spanish group Los Bravos. They were the first Spanish rock band to have an International single with a #1 in Canada, #2 in the UK and a #4 in the USA.
The song is from the album of the same name.
Boom Boom was a song by blues artist John Lee Hooker and was first released by him in 1961.
Later in 1965 The Animals released their version from their debut album which peaked at #43 in the US and #14 in Canada.
Can't Find My Way Home was written by Steve Winwood back in 1969 and released by his group Blind Faith, which Eric Clapton was also a part of that band. Over the years the song has been covered by many artists.
It can be found on the album of the same name.
Chilly Winds can be found on the trio's Live album which was released back in Feb 1962.
There was no single release of this song to my knowledge.
Come On Down To My Boat was a single released by Every Mothers Son back in 1967 and it peaked at #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song can be found on the album "Every Mothers Son".
Desert Pete hails from the 1963 album "Sunny Side".
The album reached #7 on the Pop Charts and Desert Pete was the last single the group released that made it into the top 40.
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood was recorded in 1964 by Nina Simone as a slower version, and a year later The Animals took it up a notch with a pop rock rendition.
They scored a #3 hit in the UK, a #15 in the US and a #4 in Canada. Santa Esmeralda also covered the song in 1977 and it appeared in the movie Kill Bill Vol I.
House Of The Rising Sun is believed to be a folk song from back in the 1930's. We know of course that The Animals recorded this one and had a major #1 hit in the UK, US and Canada.
It's been said that American miners sang this old folk song back in 1905.
Hush was written by Joe South and first recorded by Billy Joe Royal in 1967. Deep Purple covered the song a year later and had a #5 hit with their version.
The song can be found on their "Shades Of Deep Purple" album from 1968.
I Like It reached #1 in the UK in the summer of 1963 and peaked at #17 in the US. It was also used in an Australia mini-series called "Peter Alien: Not The Boy Next Door".
This track can be forun on their 1964 album "Gerry And The Pacemakers 2nd Album".
I Wonder What She's Doin Tonight was recorded in 1967 and became a top 10 in the US the following year.
The song hails from the album of the same name.
I'm Telling You Now became a #1 hit back in 1965. The song was released in the UK a few years earlier and reached #2.
You can find the track on the album of the same name.
It's My Life was released in 1965 and achieved a #2 in Canada and #7 in the UK with this one. Since it's release, the song has been recorded by many artists.
Springsteen began performing the song as did The Police, Shaun Cassidy and Bon Jovi.
Reach Out Of The Darkness is a song released back in 1960 and was a one hit wonder for the duo, reaching #10 on Billboard. Joe South produced the song and Ray Stevens played keyboard on the track.
The song hails from their only album of the same name.
River Deep Mountain High was first recorded by Tina and Ike Turner in 1966. The Animals picked up the song a few years later but they never released it as a single. The Supremes, Deep Purple and The Four Tops also covered this song.
The track can be found on their "Love Is" album from 1968.
Scotch And Soda can be found on the bands very first album released back in 1958 simply titles "The Kingston Trio".
Two singles were released from this album but this song was not one of them. They did release it as a single in the US only later in 1962 and to the B-Side of "One Too Many Mornings" in 1969.
Somebody To Love was first recorded by a San Francisco group called The Great Society in 1965 but never had much impact. The writer, Darby Slick, has a sister-in-law in that group known as Grace Slick.
When these cats disbanded only after one year, Grace took this song with her to Jefferson Airplane. The song went on to reach #1 in Canada and #5 in the US and has become a 60s classic.
This Diamond Ring climbed to the top of the Billboard Chart in Feb 1965. The group did play on the track and The Wrecking Crew came in later for some over-dubbing.
The song can be found on the album of the same name.
Til We Kissed was from Ray Columbus And The Invaders who were a rock back from New Zealand from 1964 to 1966.
Til We Kissed was released in 1965 but surprisingly never charted in either Australia or New Zealand.
Venus was a monster hit for the Dutch group Shocking blue in the summer of 1969. The song reached #1 in nine countries, including the US.
The song appeared on their 2nd album "At Home" released in 1969.
Where Have All The Flowers Gone first appeared on the trio's Live album which was released back in Feb 1962 called "College Concert".
The single released reached #21 on Billboards Hot 100. They claimed ownership of the song initially until Pete Seger reminded them that it was his song, and they relented.
Peter Paul and Mary also recorded a version of this number.
Whiter Shade Of Pale was released back in 1967 and has been covered more than 1000 times up through the years. It peaked at #1 in the UK and #5 in the US. The song had four verses but many times only two are heard.
I've put in three verses in my version here. The song was in the can in two takes and can be found on their debut album.
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