Thursday, December 2, 2021

VA - Sixties Summer Love [1999] (2 x CD's)



VA - Sixties Summer Love [1999] (2 x CD's)

Of course, there have been many double CD's of sixties hits released over the years. Some tracks are included more often than others and which ones appeal most will often depend on how many of your personal favorites are included, or how many songs you are missing from your own collection. However, this is undoubtedly a very strong compilation which I find extremely enjoyable listening.   Of course, look at the tracklisting and you can make up your own mind. Thinking out loud though, to have a compilation that mixes pop, soul, rock 'n' roll and Latin classics from both sides of the Atlantic - and really the best of this music from the era - is a real treat. (Amazon)



Track lists


01 Turtles Happy Together 2:55

02 Mamas & The Papas Dedicated To The One I Love 2:59

03 Kinks Waterloo Sunset 3:15

04 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale 3:59

05 Mindbenders A Groovy Kind Of Love 2:00

06 Casuals Jesamine 3:33

07 Searchers Don't Throw Your Love Away 2:16

08 Carole King It Might As Well Rain Until September 2:25

09 Seekers I'll Never Find Another You 2:41

10 Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders The Game Of Love 2:07

11 Billy Fury Wonderous Place 2:23

12 Chris Montez The More I See You 2:39

13 Manfred Mann Just Like A Woman 2:51

14 Bobby Hebb Sunny 2:42

15 Georgie Fame Sitting In The Park 3:20

16 Merseys Sorrow 2:15

17 Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:49

18 PP Arnold The First Cut Is The Deepest 3:13

19 Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow 2:41

20 Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 3:41

21 Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) 2:46

22 Walker Brothers Make It Easy On Yourself 3:12

23 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely 2:25

24 Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You 2:22

25 Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 3:11


01 Beach Boys God Only Knows 2:50

02 Hollies He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 4:14

03 Bee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You 2:51

04 Animals House Of The Rising Sun 4:29

05 Fleetwood Mac Man Of The World 2:49

06 Moody Blues Nights In White Satin 4:26

07 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 3:36

08 Troggs Love Is All Around 2:58

09 Herman's Hermits My Sentimental Friend 3:16

10 Gerry & The Pacemakers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying 2:36

11 Paul & Paula Hey Paula 2:32

12 Peter & Gordon A World Without Love 2:39

13 Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart 3:37

14 Cliff Richard The Twelfth Of Never 2:42

15 Buddy Holly True Love Ways 2:49

16 Tim Hardin Hang Onto A Dream 2:03

17 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine 3:13

18 Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman 2:55

19 Ben E. King Stand By Me 2:59

20 Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour 2:55

21 Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer 3:31

22 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tracks Of My Tears 2:51

23 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted 2:52

24 Dinah Washington Mad About The Boy 2:47

25 Astrud Gilberto The Girl From Ipanema 3:40




  1. Great compilation of sixties love songs. Not exactly the choices I would have made, but that's what makes these comps so fun. For me, any sixties love album has to include The Association, especially a song like Standing Still. Even though the big hit on that album was Cherish (another great sixties love song). I'd be interested in hearing from you and others what their favorite non-hit sixties love song is.

    1. Hi Pol,
      There are so many great 60's compilations and all have some great tracks to offer. It is so hard to do a 60's compilation and not disappoint someone. Still all great music.



    2. I agree with you. I love all of them. Including this one. I'm most interested in what other people choose. This one has some gems I wouldn't have thought of and that's great! Not a disappointment for me!

    3. I couldn't stop myself. I made up a volume three for this set. Sixties Summer Love (Volume 3). I hope you like it as an addition to this set: (If it's not appropriate, please feel free to delete this)

  2. Excellent collection of feel good songs from the 60's. Thanks for the awesone find BB, you, like this collection are a GEM!

    1. Thanks Alex,
      Its hard to not enjoy this set.


  3. What counts is not the period. 50's, British beat, Psychedelic, Prog...Jazz or Blues. Miles Davis said it himself, it's the quality of the songs and the music. I don't give a fuck about the attitude to adopt for the circumstance!
    Here there is nothing to throw away in these two Cd's. Thanks BB

    1. Hi Patrick,
      Genre is not too important but the theme always is. There is great musicality in all genres, That is why i post unexpected genres from time to time. When I listen to music I am transported whatever the genre.
      I agree all these love songs of the sixties resonate.


  4. hello everyone¡ this not for download. peace ¡¡

    1. Hi Giovanni Rodriguez,
      Not sure what you mean. The link is working,