13 From The 13th Floor | 8.13.21

13 From The 13th Floor | 8.13.21

by LEVITATION on August 13, 2021
13 From The 13th Floor | 8.13.21

Jake Garcia of The Black Angels explores the sounds and history of the golden era of 1960s psych and rock & roll in 13 FROM THE 13TH FLOOR!

Oimels - Sun is Rising
The innovative and expanding sound of Wolfgang Dauner with Eastern Raga, Latin Jazz and Fuzz circa 1969. This song reminds me of all the good things to come. Shed your skin. I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. 

Mark Wirtz - On a Saturday
From a lost soundtrack found in the vaults of Abbey Road studios. The animated movie was to be called “A Teenage Opera” and was never released. Written and produced by Mark Wirtz and engineered by the legendary Geoff Emerick of Abbey Road circa 1967. Sung by Keith West and performed by the group “Tomorrow.”

The 13th Floor Elevators - She Lives
The Austin, Texas sound circa 1967! I had to include an Elevators song on this list since this is playlist #13. From the epic album “Easter Everywhere.” 

Ayalew Mesfin - Yetembelel Loga
Ethiopian gold! The sense of rhythm is unbelievable. 

The New Colony Six - I Confess
This is a real gem 45 from 1965 on the Centaur label. It’s too good! 

Dave Pike Set - Mathar
A jazz group formed in the Netherlands gets hip to Eastern raga sounds from 1969.

Stack Waddy - Willie The Pimp
British group Stack Waddy covers Frank Zappa and kills it on their tough record “Bugger Off!”! Recorded in one take as the band refused to overdub during the recording process. The engineer requested to run through a song a second time and the band members yelled "Bugger Off!", which gave rise to the album's title.

Shocking Blue - Love Buzz
Dutch sounds from 1967. I first discovered this song as Nirvana does a fantastic version on their album “Bleach.”

Yes - Sweetness
This is an all time favorite song of mine circa 1969. Just perfect. 

Red Krayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane
More amazing 60s psychedelic sounds from Texas. They ran in the same circles as The 13th Floor Elevators, The Golden Dawn, and The Moving Sidewalks.

Yusef Lateef - Back Home
Psychedelic jazz sounds from 1968. It’s hard to say what is being played here and it sometimes sounds like a human voice. 

Bruce Haack - Cherubic Hymn
A spiritual journey from his album “Electric Lucifer” circa 1970.

The Keggs - To Find Out
100 percent wild! From the bottomless pit of 60’s garage.

Thanks for listening, until next time. Take care!
- Jake


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