Saturday, January 14, 2017

My Favorite Albums as a Teen (Say 16)

To put my mind in a better place, here are my favorite albums as a teenager. Get ready for the "olden days"
Rubber Soul, Beatles;
Highway 61, Bob Dylan,
Let It Bleed, Rolling Stones;
Wildflowers, Judy Collins,
Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys;
Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkle.
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, The Mamas and the Papas;
The Animals, The Animals;
Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes;
My Generation, THE Who;
Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds.

What were yours? 

14 comments:

TracyK said...

I did not really get into the Beatles until my twenties. I did love the Supremes. Also The Four Tops and The Fifth Dimension.

Richard Robinson said...

Best of Richie Valens
12x5 - The Rolling Stones
Best of Fats Domino
Please Please Me - the Beatles
Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
The Four Tops
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme - Simon and Garfunkle
California Dreaming album, Mammas & Pappas
Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
Surfin' USA - Beach Boys

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Rubber Soul, The Beatles
Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan
Aftermath, Rolling Stones
Forever Changes, Love
After Bathing At Baxters, Jefferson Airplane
Face to Face, The Kinks
My Generation, The Who
Kick Out the Jams, MC5
The Velvet Underground with Nico
White Light Whit Heat, Velvet Underground
Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones

Motown was to me mostly singles. They were not album oriented at this time.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

How could I have forgotten
Sunshine Superman or Mellow Yellow by Donovan

Steve Oerkfitz said...

And Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys

Jerry House said...

At sixteen it was mostly folk albums, Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Chad Mitchell Trio, Limelighters, and so on. Add the early Beatles, early Beach Boys to the mix.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I was late to come to jazz-more like late 20s. Every album on Steve's list might have been on mine. Four Tops and the Motown was more in my early teens. I never had money to buy albums then so didn't know in their entirety until later.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Some of them - Let It Bleed, for one - were actually several years later.

A lot of the same ones were on my list, though as Steve said, in those days Motown was singles for me.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
Between the Buttons (Stones)
Bringing It All Back Home (Dylan)
Rubber Soul
Pet Sounds
The Shirelles'Greatest Hits

Nancy Humphrys said...

Early Karaoke: Leader of the Pack and "dancing" to the West Side Story soundtrack
First 45: Esso Besso by Paul Anka

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, those are good ones!!!

George said...


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Beatles. 1967
South Pacific: Original soundtrack. 1962
Breakfast at Tiffany's: Movie Soundtrack. 1961
A Hard Day's Night. The Beatles. 1964
West Side Story. Original soundtrack. 1962
Highway 61 Revisited. 1965
Best of The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys. 1966
Sounds of Silence. Simon & Garfunkel. 1966
The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones. 1965
Shotgun. Jr. Walker and the All-Stars. 1965
Going to A Go-Go. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. 1965
Reach OUt. The Four Tops. 1967
Gettin' Ready. The Temptations. 1966
Where Did Our Love Go? The Supremes. 1964

pattinase (abbott) said...

Such great music!

Charles Gramlich said...

Because of my childhood I heard bands like ZZ Top and Aerosmith before I heard the Beatles or the Stones.

Todd Mason said...

When I did mine, I forced myself to stop at 15...

TIME FURTHER OUT: MIRO REFLECTIONS Brubeck Quartet
WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM The Firesign Theater
THE LAST CONCERT The Modern Jazz Quartet
LENNY BRUCE--AMERICAN
LIVING TIME The George Russell Orchestra featuring Bill Evans
FIFTH DIMENSION The Byrds
THE WEAVERS AT CARNEGIE HALL
TIME OF THE ZOMBIES
PATA PATA Miriam Makeba
SEDUCTIVE REASONING Maggie and Terre Roche
ALL OVER THE PLACE The Bangles
TALK SHOW The Go-Go's
THE HOTTEST NEW GROUP IN JAZZ Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
DESTINATION VICTORIA STATION Johnny Cash
THIRD/SISTER LOVERS Big Star
So my ten are half again. Years covered 1974-1984, ages 10-19 And leaves out all the classical albums, and the blues, and...