Music That We Adore

Take a trip through the 60s, 70's and 80's Music, and relive all the songs and artists that marked an Era.

Best-Selling Artists

The Beatles - Elvis Presley - Michael Jackson - Frank Sinatra - Bing Crosby - ABBA - Julio Iglesias - Led Zepplin - Nana Mouskouri - Queen

Best-Selling Singles [Millions Sold]

White Christmas 50m- Candle in the Wind 33m- Silent Night 30m- Rock Around the Clock 25m- Diana 20m - We Are the World 20m- If I Didn't Care 19m- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 18m- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 18m

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Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Ventures - Discography - 320kbps

The Ventures

Not the first but definitely the most popular rock instrumental combo, the Ventures scored several hit singles during the 1960s -- most notably "Walk-Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O" -- but made their name in the growing album market, covering hits of the day and organizing thematically linked LPs. Almost 40 Ventures' albums charted, and 17 hit the Top 40. And though the group's popularity in America virtually disappeared by the 1970s, their enormous contribution to pop culture was far from over; the Ventures soon became one of the most popular world-wide groups, with dozens of albums recorded especially for the Japanese and European markets. They toured continually throughout the 1970s and '80s -- influencing Japanese pop music of the time more than they had American music during the '60s.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Jean Shepard [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Jean Shepard 

Born: November 21, 1933 - Died: September 25, 2016

Jean Shepard (born November 21, 1933, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, USA – died September 25, 2016) was an American country and honky tonk singer-songwriter. She was a pioneer for women in country music. In 2011, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and on November 21, 2015, Shepard became the first female to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 60 consecutive years.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Willie Nelson - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Willie Nelson 

As a songwriter and performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn't become a star until the mid-'70s, Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price ("Night Life"), Patsy Cline ("Crazy"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), and Billy Walker ("Funny How Time Slips Away"), as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small but devoted cult following. During the early '70s, Willie abandoned Nashville for his native Texas, setting up shop with the redneck hippies in Austin and taking control of his music on the landmark Shotgun Willie and Phases & Stages. Nelson found a kindred spirit in Waylon Jennings and, together, they spearheaded the outlaw country movement that finally made him a star by 1975. Following the crossover success of that year's Red Headed Stranger and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," Nelson became a genuine success, as recognizable in pop circles as he was to country audience; in addition to recording, he also launched an acting career in the early '80s. Even when he was a star, Nelson never played it safe musically. Instead, he borrowed from a wide variety of styles, including traditional pop -- his biggest album was 1978's Stardust, a collection of interpretations of the Great American Songbook -- Western swing, jazz, traditional country, cowboy songs, honky tonk, rock & roll, folk, and the blues, creating a distinctive, elastic hybrid. Nelson remained at the top of the country charts until the mid-'80s, when his lifestyle -- which had always been close to the outlaw clichés with which his music flirted -- began to spiral out of control, culminating in an infamous battle with the IRS in the late '80s. Nelson's hit singles dried up by the early '90s, but he kept performing and recording at a prodigious pace, both on his own and in a variety of collaborative settings, including the country supergroup the Highwaymen. Occasionally, one of Willie's albums would garner attention from a wider audience, such as 1993's Don Was-produced Across the Borderline or 1998's Teatro, but by the 2000s, he was a beloved figure in American pop culture, embraced for his music, humor and hippie lifestyle. Nelson wasn't one to rest on his laurels, either. During the 2010s, he struck up a fruitful collaboration with producer Buddy Cannon, who helmed a series of relaxed, mortality-minded albums over the next decade, a string that culminated in 2022's A Beautiful Time.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Judy Collins - Discography - 320kbps

Judy Collins

Of the artists who enjoyed success in the folk music boom of the early '60s, very few had a career as long and varied as Judy Collins, in large part because she displayed a stylistic range matched by few of her peers. While Collins was a gifted songwriter who penned a few of her best songs, including "Since You Asked," "My Father," and "Secret Gardens," it was her talent and versatility as an interpretive vocalist that brought her lasting success. Collins had a strong, clear voice that was adaptable to everything from Appalachian folk (1961's A Maid of Constant Sorrow), pop-inflected folk-rock (her hit cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from 1967's Wildflowers), show tunes ("Send in the Clowns" from 1975's Judith), artful a cappella ("Amazing Grace" and "Farewell to Tarwathie" from 1970's Whales & Nightingales), ambitious narrative pieces ("Marat/Sade" from 1966's In My Life, "Che" from 1973's True Stories & Other Dreams), and the work of contemporary songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Jacques Brel. The unifying factors of Collins' work have always been the maturity and depth in her performances and a commitment to quality songwriting, and she's upheld her high standards through a career that has spanned six decades.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Etta James [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Etta James 

Born: January 25, 1938 - Died: January 20, 2012

Jamesetta Hawkins, known professionally as Etta James, was an American singer who performed in various genres, including gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, and soul. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind"

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Jimmy Webb - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Layne Webb (born August 15, 1946) is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "MacArthur Park", "Wichita Lineman", "Worst That Could Happen", "Galveston" and "All I Know".[1] He had successful collaborations with Glen Campbell, Michael Feinstein, Linda Ronstadt, the 5th Dimension, the Supremes, Art Garfunkel and Richard Harris.

Jimmy was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990. He received the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993, the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award in 2003, the ASCAP "Voice of Music" Award in 2006 and the Ivor Novello Special International Award in 2012. According to BMI, his song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the 50 years between 1940 and 1990.[3] Webb is the only artist ever to receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration.
Rock and pop music produced a number of legendary singer/songwriters in the '60s and '70s -- artists who were celebrated as both performers and as tunesmiths. But Jimmy Webb was one of the very few who gained genuine fame as a songwriter that outstripped his recognition as a vocalist. Like Burt Bacharach (one of his key inspirations), Webb wrote some of the most iconic songs of the era, including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Up, Up and Away," "MacArthur Park," and "Didn't We," and he often had a hand in the production and arrangements of their best-known recordings. Webb's best songs were literate but down-to-earth character studies that offered a glimpse into the rich interior lives of ordinary people, as well as the joys and sorrows that were part of everyday lives. Webb was most celebrated for his lyrics, but his melodies were graceful and complemented the moods of his stories, moving from sunny chamber pop to introspective contemplations of lost love. Although other artists had more chart success with his tunes, Webb was also active as a recording artist through the '70s, making his debut with 1970's Words and Music and earning strong reviews for 1971's And So: On and 1977's El Mirage, albums steeped in polished soft rock that found him exploring the more personal side of his muse. Webb spent most of the '80s away from the studio, but he returned with the contemplative Suspending Disbelief in 1992, and would record at his own casual but consistent pace in the decades to come, revisiting his best-known songs on 1996's Ten Easy Pieces, recording with his family on 2009's Cottonwood Farms, and delivering his interpretations of the work of his favorite songwriters on 2019's SlipCover.

Jimmy Webb was born the son of a Baptist minister in Elk City, Oklahoma, on August 15, 1946. An avid music enthusiast as a boy, he made his first public appearance as a performer playing the organ at his father's church, and even then, he improvised, rearranged, and re-harmonized the hymns. In his teens, he began his composing career with religious songs, and later led his own rock & roll band. In his teens, Webb began exploring the craft of songwriting, and he would pen "follow-up" tunes extemporizing on popular songs of the day. He quickly realized that his songs were sometimes superior to the originals, and set his sights on a career as a songwriter.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Nana Mouskouri - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Nana Mouskouri 

A global pop icon, Greek-born Nana Mouskouri is one of the most recognizable and beloved singers of her generation. Her fluency in multiple languages -- Greek, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese -- enabled her to reach audiences all over Europe, the Americas, and even Asia. Possessed of a distinctive, angelic soprano, Mouskouri, who burst onto the international scene in the early 1960s, was sometimes described as Europe's answer to Barbra Streisand. Her repertoire was varied enough to support the universal appeal she aimed for: jazz standards, well-known pop tunes from before and after the rock era, French cabaret chansons, movie songs, classical and operatic repertory, religious music, folk songs from her native Greece and elsewhere, and more. Often recognized by her signature black-rimmed glasses, Mouskouri's early fame in Europe was built largely on songs written for and associated with her, most notably her first hit, the title track off 1961's The White Rose of Athens. She also represented Luxembourg in the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "À Force de Prier." She was particularly successful in her adopted home of France, where her she worked closely with composer Michel Legrand, famously recording the theme to director Jacques Demy's classic 1964 musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. From 1968 to 1976, she even hosted her own TV show, Presenting Nana Mouskouri.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Tina Turner - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Tina Turner

One of the most dynamic soul singers in American music history, Tina Turner was a vibrant force from the moment she stepped onstage as lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the late '50s. Her gritty and growling performances beat down doors everywhere, looking back to the double-barreled attack of gospel fervor and free-spirited abandon that had originally formed soul in the early '50s. Divorced from Ike in the mid-'70s, she recorded only occasionally later in the decade. In the mid-'80s, she resurfaced with a series of hit singles and movie appearances that secured her a second life as a powerful solo artist. Her high-profile status was assured well into the 21st century as she entered her late era a major influence on younger generations.

Born Annie Mae Bullock near Brownsville, Tennessee, she began singing as a teen and joined Ike Turner's touring show as an 18-year-old backup vocalist. Just two years later, Tina was the star of the show, the attention-grabbing focal point for an incredibly smooth-running soul revue headed by Ike and his Kings of Rhythm. The couple began hitting the charts in 1960 with "A Fool in Love," and notched charting singles throughout the '60s, though the disappointing position of "River Deep, Mountain High" -- cited by Phil Spector as one of his best productions -- was very hard to take. All expectations were fulfilled in 1971 with "Proud Mary," a number four hit that became the capstone of Ike & Tina's Revue.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Andy Williams [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Andy Williams

Born: December 3, 1927 - Died: September 25, 2012

An engaging crooner, TV personality, and entrepreneur, Andy Williams was one of the most bankable and popular singers of his era. With his laid-back delivery, supple voice, and amiable charm, Williams rode a wave of success that took him from a childhood vocal act with his brothers to worldwide fame as a solo artist, eventually finding latter-day success as a theater impresario in Branson, Missouri. He started out as a crooner in the post-Frank Sinatra style, and scored his most recognizable hit with his version of Henry Mancini's Breakfast at Tiffany's theme "Moon River" off 1962's Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes. However, his wide-ranging taste in music (as evidenced by the guests on his '60s variety show) found him embracing artists and songs across generational and stylistic boundaries; and he can be heard on record interpreting songs that range from traditional pop to rock to bossa nova, country, and more. From the pre-rock & roll era onward, Williams was one of the most recognizable singers of his day.

Born in Wall Lake, Iowa, Williams sang in his church choir and later formed a quartet with his three brothers. The group performed on radio throughout the Midwest, then moved to Los Angeles to make it in show business. The Williams Brothers Quartet appeared on Bing Crosby's 1944 hit "Swinging on a Star" and appeared with comedienne Kay Thompson during the late '40s.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Olivia Newton-John [Aust] [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Olivia Newton-John

Born: 26 September 1948 - Died: 08 August 2022
Olivia Newton-John skillfully made the transition from popular country-pop singer to popular mainstream soft rock singer, becoming one of the most successful vocalists of the '70s in the process. The transition itself wasn't much of a stretch -- her early-'70s hits "I Honestly Love You" and "Have You Never Been Mellow" were country only in the loosest sense -- yet the extent of her success in both fields was remarkable. As a country singer, her first five charting singles all went Top Ten in the U.S.; as a pop singer, she had no less than 15 Top Ten hits, including five number one singles, highlighted by "Physical," which spent ten weeks at number one in 1981-1982. Newton-John's sweet voice suited both country-pop and soft rock perfectly, which is what kept her at the top of the charts until the mid-'80s.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Judith Durham [Australian Artist] [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps

Judith Durham

Born: July 3 - 1943 - Died: August 5 - 2022
Judith Durham is best known internationally for the four years she spent in the 1960s as the lead singer for the Seekers, the Australian-spawned folk quartet that, at one point, rivalled the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in chart records. Her own taste in music, before and since her involvement with the Seekers, however, runs more toward old-time jazz and big-band blues---left to her own devices, Durham showed herself more attuned to the work of Bessie Smith or Billie Holiday, or Helen Morgan, than Mary Travers or Joan Baez, and she also knows how to write a good song, and what made the best songs of the 1920s and '30s tick -- in an ideal world, she would've been in (and on the soundtracks of) the TV version of Pennies from Heaven or The Singing Detective. Her solo albums are few and far between, although they have begun appearing on compact disc, and she still records anew in the 1990s.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Crosby-Stills-Nash & Young - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 

Crosby, Stills & Nash's eponymous debut album marks the point where rock music transitions from the heady explorations of the 1960s into the burnished self-reflections of the 1970s. Upon its release in 1969, the album ushered in a new era, one where revolutions turned inward as the music got quieter and softer, creating a soundtrack for a generation easing into adulthood. Maturation looms large in the collective work of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, who were occasionally joined by Stills' former Buffalo Springfield bandmate Neil Young, who was added to help fill out the band's sound as they headed out on tour that wound up shattering all previous records for ticket sales. CSN(&Y) made music for grown-ups during their '70s heyday, an aesthetic that eventually evolved from folk-rock into adult contemporary pop in the 1980s. The transition wasn't necessarily smooth. The members often quarreled, splitting into side projects -- Crosby and Nash worked as a duo for a while, Stills led a band called Manassas for a spell in the '70s -- but Crosby, Stills & Nash always reunited (sometimes with the assistance of Young), as the chemistry and cultural impact they had as a group proved to hard to resist.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Vikki Carr - Discography - 320kbps

Vikki Carr

After singing at various school functions, in local groups, and Pepe Callahan's Mexican-Irish band, Carr began her professional musical career in earnest in the early '60s. Her solo debut was in Reno, supported by the Chuck Leonard Quartet, which led to a record contract with Liberty. While not gathering much attention in the U.S., her first single ("He's a Rebel") was a hit in Australia and led to numerous television appearances, and a spell as a regular on The Ray Anthony Show. In the late '60s, Carr scored three Top 40 hits, including the number three "It Must Be Him." Her American sales dwindled in the beginning of the '70s. With the release of her 1980 album, Vikki Carr y el Amor, Carr gained enormous success in the Latin music world. In 1991, Carr won a Best Latin Pop Album Grammy for her Cosas del Amor. Reta Manda y Provoca followed in 1998, and the next year saw the release of Memories Memorias.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Kenny Rogers [R.I.P.] Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Kenny Rogers

Born: August 21, 1938 - Died: March 20, 2020
Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. After working with bands and as a solo artist, Rogers released The Gambler in 1978. The title track became a huge country and pop hit and gave Rogers his second Grammy Award. Rogers also recorded a series of hits with country legend Dottie West and scored a big No. 1 tune, "Islands in the Stream," with Dolly Parton. Continuing to remain a presence on the country charts while becoming an iconic artist, Rogers has also published several books, including a 2012 autobiography.

Monday, August 1, 2022

John Denver [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

John Denver

Born: December 31, 1943 - Died: October 12, 1997

One of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s, country-folk singer/songwriter John Denver's gentle, environmentally conscious music established him among the most beloved entertainers of his era; wholesome and clean-cut, his appeal extended to fans of all ages and backgrounds, and led to parallel careers as both an actor and a humanitarian.

Born Henry John Deutschendorf in Roswell, NM, on December 31, 1943, he was raised in an Air Force family, and grew up in various regions of the southwestern U.S. As a teen, his grandmother presented him with a 1910 Gibson acoustic guitar, and while attending Texas Tech University he began performing local clubs.