Flower Power Coco Beach (2CD)

Love, Peace & Flower Power by Coco Beach is a selection of all 60’s and 70’s most popular songs that brought our best memories back and we love it. CD1 starts with the gentle pop melody written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas and made world-class by one of the singer, Scott McKenzie; “San Francisco – Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair” that is one of the best-selling singles of the 1960s. It is followed by Dusty Springfield “Son Of A Preacher Man”, Joe South -“Games People Play”, The Guess Who “American Woman”, Small Faces “Lazy Sunday”, The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius Let the Sunshine In” (The Flesh Failures), The Animals “House Of The Rising Sun”. But it won’t be complete without Janis Joplin legendary “Mercedes Benz”, registered on October 1st 1970, 2 days before her death at the Sunset Sound recording studio in Los Angeles when she asked producer Paul Rothchild to roll tape because she has a song she’d like to sing and that’s it. Let’s go on now with Fleetwood Mac “Albatross” and Humble Pie “Natural Born Bugie.”

Now you can feel the simple beauty of The Moody Blues “Nights In White Satin” song and be transported to the thoughts of an old lover, before listening to Melanie “Ruby Tuesday”. The next one “Like a Rolling Stone” was released in 45 singles on July 20, 1965. Despite its length, twice the maximum recommended by the radios at the time, it became Dylan’s greatest hit so far, remaining in the charts Americans for three months and reaching second place behind Help! of the Beatles.  “Like a Rolling Stone” transformed Dylan’s image from folk singer to rock star, and is considered one of the most influential compositions in postwar popular music. At an auction in 2014, Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to the song fetched $2 million, a world record for a popular music manuscript.

And we go on with The Easybeats “Friday On My Mind”, Albert Hammond “It Never Rains in Southern California”, Santana “Samba Pa Ti”, Eric Burdon & The Animals “San Franciscan Nights”, and before ending this so perfect collection, if you’re not already singing, it’s time to start with the famous lyrics “How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man…” and the warmth of the voice of Joan Baez featuring “Blowin’ In The Wind”, Norman Greenbaum “Spirit In The Sky”, Donovan “Atlantis” definitely ends this first CD.

CD2 by far surpasses the expectations featuring the hippie wave and the summer of love best songs starting with The Lovin’ Spoonful “Summer In The City” and Pete Seeger “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”. To talk a little about Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs. Robinson” that was completed in 1968, and released some months after the film The Graduate, there is a special history running around after Paul Simon and the producer. Because of the character in the picture they just began using the name ‘Mrs. Robinson’ to fit and one day while they were sitting around talking about ideas for another song. Art Garfunkel said « What about Mrs. Robinson? », and  Mike shot to his feet. ‘You have a song called “Mrs. Robinson” and you haven’t even shown it to me?’ So they explained the working title and sang it for him. And then Mike froze it for the picture as ‘Mrs. Robinson’.

Some other famous follow like The Flowerpot Men “Let’s Go To San Francisco”, The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man”, Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations”, Marmalade “Reflections Of My Life”, The Kinks “Lola”, The Lemon Pipers “Green Tambourine”, The Monkees “I’m A Believer”, Barry McGuire “Eve Of Destruction”, Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe”, The Spencer Davis Group “Keep On Running”, The Tremeloes “Silence Is Golden”, Vanity Fare “Hitchin’ A Ride”, The Walker Brothers “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”, Zager & Evans “In the Year 2525”, The Mamas & The Papas “Monday, Monday”, Ten Years After “I’m Going Home”.

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Title Performer / Composer
 San Francisco  Scott McKenzie
 Son Of A Preacher Man  Dusty Springfield
 Games People Play  Joe South
 American Woman  The Guess Who
 Lazy Sunday  Small Faces
 Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)  The Fifth Dimension
 House Of The Rising Sun  The Animals
 Mercedes Benz  Janis Joplin
 Albatross  Fleetwood Mac
 Natural Born Bugie  Humble Pie
 Nights In White Satin  The Moody Blues
 Ruby Tuesday  Melanie
 Like A Rolling Stone  Bob Dylan
Friday On My Mind  The Easybeats
 It Never Rains in Southern California  Albert Hammond
 Samba Pa Ti  Santana
 San Franciscan Nights  Eric Burdon & The Animals
 Blowin’ In The Wind  Joan Baez
 Spirit In The Sky  Norman Greenbaum
 Atlantis  Donovan
Title Performer / Composer
 Summer In The City  The Lovin’ Spoonful
 Where Have All the Flowers Gone?  Pete Seeger
 Mrs. Robinson  Simon & Garfunkel
 Let’s Go To San Francisco  The Flowerpot Men
 Mr. Tambourine Man  The Byrds
 A Whiter Shade Of Pale  Procol Harum
 Good Vibrations  The Beach Boys
 Reflections Of My Life  Marmalade
 Lola  The Kinks
 Green Tambourine  The Lemon Pipers
 I’m A Believer  The Monkees
 Eve Of Destruction  Barry McGuire
 I Got You Babe  Sonny & Cher
 Keep On Running  The Spencer Davis Group
 Silence Is Golden  The Tremeloes
 Hitchin’ A Ride  Vanity Fare
 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore  The Walker Brothers
 In the Year 2525  Zager & Evans
 Monday, Monday  The Mamas & The Papas
 I’m Going Home  Ten Years After

Additional Information

Weight 115 g