The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ‘All Along the Watchtower’

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ Writer: Bob Dylan Producer: Hendrix Released: Sept. ’68, Reprise 9 weeks; No. 20 “All Along the Watchtower” had just been released on Dylan’s John Wesley Harding when Hendrix began tinkering with the song at Electric Lady Studios in New York on January… Continue reading

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David Bowie, ‘Heroes’

David Bowie, ‘Heroes’   Writers: Bowie, Brian Eno Producer: Tony Visconti Released: Sept. ’77, RCA Did not chart After a coke-fried spell in Los Angeles, Bowie was detoxing in Berlin when he spied two lovers having a rendezvous by the Berlin Wall. Said Bowie, “I thought, of all the places… Continue reading

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Ray Charles, ‘Georgia on My Mind’

Ray Charles, ‘Georgia on My Mind’ Writers: Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell Producer: Sid Feller Released: Sept. ’60, ABC-Paramount 13 weeks; No. 1 Charles’ driver had heard him singing “Georgia on My Mind” in the car and suggested that Charles add that to the record he was working on, an album… Continue reading

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The Kinks, ‘Waterloo Sunset’

The Kinks, ‘Waterloo Sunset’   Writer: Ray Davies Producer: Ray Davies Released: Feb. ’68, Reprise Did not chart The Davies brothers were in the middle of recording their band’s fifth album, Something Else by the Kinks, when Ray played an early version of this delicate orchestral-pop ballad for Dave. “We… Continue reading

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The Band, ‘The Weight’

The Band, 'The Weight'

The Band, ‘The Weight’ Writer: Robbie Robertson Producer: John Simon Released: Aug. ’68, Capitol 7 weeks; No. 63 The Band was chiefly known as Bob Dylan‘s touring group when it retreated to a pink house in Woodstock, New York, to record its debut, Music From Big Pink. The album was… Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones, ‘Gimme Shelter’

Writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Producer: Jimmy MillerReleased: April ’69, London11 weeks; No. 21  The Stones channeled the emotional wreckage of the late Sixties on a song that Richards wrote in 20 minutes. The intro, strummed on an electric-acoustic guitar modeled on a Chuck Berry favorite, conjures an unparalleled aura… Continue reading

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Bob Marley, ‘No Woman, No Cry’

Writers: Vincent Ford, Marley Producers: Chris Blackwell, Marley and the WailersReleased: May ’75, IslandDid not chart The uptempo version on 1975’s Natty Dread is forgettable, but the swaying, incantatory take on 1975’s Live! remains one of the reggae legend’s most beloved performances. The “government yard in Trench Town” refers to… Continue reading

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The Doors, ‘Light My Fire’

Writers: Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek Producer: Paul RothchildReleased: June ’67, Elektra 17 weeks; No. 1  It was the first song Krieger ever wrote — with additional lyrics from Morrison and arrangements from the rest of the band. “It’s like I’d saved up all [these ideas] in… Continue reading

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Ike and Tina Turner, ‘River Deep – Mountain High’

Writers: Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie GreenwichProducer: SpectorReleased: May ’66, Philles4 weeks; No. 88  Spector heard the Ike and Tina Turner Revue at a Hollywood club at a time when their recording career had stalled after a handful of R&B hits in the early 1960s. Spector had a song called… Continue reading

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