Step Out From ’66 – Step Out Front in ’16. Your New Year’s Playlist

If you know anything about my vintage pop culture junkie ways is that I do ridiculous tie-ins to the eras I’m interested in. As we creeped into 2016, which makes 1966 50 years ago, I thought of an Oldsmobile slogan from that year as I started to craft the first mix I’ll be creating in this new year.

1966-oldsmobile-toronado-photo-381653-s-1280x782I went big as the Motor Trend Car of The Year winning Olds Toronado with this mix, chockful of things original audiences might have overlooked between January and December as the 2nd half of the 1960’s got underway. You’ll find B-sides, Album Tracks and unreleased gems from sea to shining sea in about 100 minutes of Soulful gems you might not know from 1966.

The names vary from bright stars like Marvin Gaye, The Temptations to people you *should* know and love like Lorraine Chandler. Here’s hoping you’ll have proper Stepping Out music, or something to help the transition back to workday doldrums with this latest mix.

Now onto a wonderful new year!

1) The Dells – Run For Cover
2) The Sweet Things – Don’t Come Looking For Me
3) Bunny Sigler – Comparatively Speaking
4) Mary Wells – Keep Me In Suspense
5) The Apollas – Pretty Red Balloons
6) Gene Chandler – Bet You Never Thought
7) Jerry Butler – You Make Me Feel Like Someone
8) The Miracles – Save Me
9) The Blossoms – Lover Boy
10)The Debonaires – How’s Your New Love Treating You?
11)Little Anthony & The Imperials – It’s Not The Same
12)The Broadways – Are You Telling Me Goodbye?
13)Maxine Brown – Misty Morning Eyes
14)Fontella Bass – I Can’t Rest
15)The Flirtations – Change My Darkness Into Light
16)Brenda Holloway – You’re Walking Out With My Heart
17)Martha & The Vandellas – Save Some Room In Your Heart For Me
18)Marvin Gaye – Take This Heart Of Mine
19)The Temptations – I Couldn’t Think Of A Thing At All
20)Rufus Thomas – Sister’s Got A Boyfriend
21)Gloria Jones – How Do You Tell An Angel?
22)Christine Cooper – Heartaches Away My Boy
23)The Sweet Three – That’s The Way It Is
24)The Four Tops – I’ve Got A Feeling
25)The O’Jays – I’ll Never Forget You
26)The Contours – I Can’t Help Loving You Baby
27)The Spinners – Where Is That Girl?
28)The Lewis Sisters – Breakaway
29)Kim Weston – Fancy Meeting You Here
30)Barbara McNair – Wheels Of The City
31)Lou Johnson – What Am I Crying For?
32)The Elgins – Stay In My Lonely Arms
33)Freddie Scott – Forget Me If You Can
34)The Delfonics – He Don’t Really Love You
35)Dee Dee Sharp – Bye Bye Baby
36)Dionne Warwick – Go With Love
37)Edwin Starr – Headline News
38)Lorraine Chandler – I Hear Music
39)Lena Horne – Sand and Sea

 

 

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