Tag Archive for 1960’s

Them – Don’t look back

CjK Guest Post – Summer Cover #7

Morrison had first recorded the title song, “Don’t Look Back” on his debut album as the front man for the Northern Irish band Them.

“Don’t Look Back ” is a song written by Blues singer-songwriter John Lee Hooker and released as a single in 1964. Morrison and Hooker also dueted it on a subsequent recording. Perhaps don’t look back is sentiment we should all adopt.





Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

This came onto my MP3 player this weekend for the first time in a while and still sounded amazing. I was surprised I hadn’t posted it already.

I still remember hearing it for the first time and the opening leaving me utterly speechless. The opening line must be one of my all time favourites, full of mysticism and longing just like the album to which is gives it’s name.

If I ventured in the slipstream, between the viaducts of your dream…


Aretha Franklin – I’m Trying To Overcome

I stumbled across this classic track by Aretha this week. I hadn’t heard it before but it’s pretty great. The easy power of her voice still makes me sit up and take notice even after all these years.

Aretha Franklin:

Aretha Franklin/RjK