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    Posted: March 03 2009 at 13:39
I'm trying to create a playlist of proto-prog prior to 1966. I need your collaboration, so please fill in any blanks you find - any pre-'66 song you think may have contributed to the development of prog.
 
You can hear the playlist "Proto-prog pre-'67" at Wolfgang's Vault  http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/  under "Top Playlists". It's not complete as I have only used the live recordings available at Wolfgang's Vault.
 
Song                                                                Recorded/Released      Artist

Green Onions                                   June?/Aug 62          Booker T. & The MGs

Chinese Checkers                            ?/June 63                 Booker T. & The MGs

Mo Onions                                     ?/Dec 63                  Booker T. & The MGs

A Hard Days Night                        April/July 64             Beatles

I Feel Fine                                      Oct/Nov 64               Beatles

I Cant Explain                                Nov 64/Jan 65         Who

For Your Love                                ?/Feb 65                   Yardbirds

I Knew Id Want You                     Jan/April 65               Byrds

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere          April/May 65             Who

Here Without You                           April/July 65              Byrds

Desolation Row                               June/Aug 65              Bob Dylan

Still Im Sad                                     ?/Oct 65                   Yardbirds

It Wont Be Wrong                          Sept/Dec 65              Byrds

Stranger In A Strange Land              Sept 65/96               Byrds

Norwegian Wood                             Oct/Dec 65               Beatles

If I Needed Someone                        Oct/Dec 65              Beatles

In My Life                                       Oct/Dec 65               Beatles

Nowhere Man                                  Oct/Dec 65              Beatles

My Generation                                 Oct/Nov 65               Who

The Goods Gone                              ?/Dec 65                  Who

The Word                                         Nov/Dec 65             Beatles

He Was A Friend Of Mine                Nov/Dec 65             Byrds

Pet Sounds                                       Nov 65/May 66       Beach Boys

Its No Secret                                  Dec 65/Sept 66         Jefferson Airplane

High Flyin Bird                               Dec 65/?                   Jefferson Airplane



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2009 at 15:52
no hendrix or rolling stones?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2009 at 19:27
Some of the early Yardbirds is about as proto as it gets.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2009 at 03:30
Originally posted by DJPuffyLemon

no hendrix or rolling stones?
 
1964 and 1965 is a bit too early for Hendrix to qualify?!
 
The Stones weren't progressive until '67's Satanic Majesties Request?
 
Name any Stones song from '64-'65 that could be considered proto-prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2009 at 13:56
The Animals "House of the Rising Sun"
The Kinks "See My Friends"
The Rolling Stones" Play With Fire"
The Who "The Ox"
The Yardbirds "Heart Full Of Soul"
 
The Beatles
 
"Not A Second Time"
"Things We Said Today"
"Every Little Thing"
"Yesterday"
"Girl"
"We Can Work It Out"


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2009 at 14:26
Thumbs Up Beautiful, Rank1 ! Much appreciated.
 
I was about to list The Animals myself. And I had completely forgotten "The Ox".
 
Thanks.
 
BTW, there's also Seventh Sons - an excerpt would fit the playlist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2009 at 14:46
Joe Meek - I Hear a New World (1960)
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"Hesitation Blues" - The Holy Modal Rounders (1964)
"Zoot Suit" - The Who (1964)
"im The Face" - The Who (1964)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 02:23
not pre '66, but i like to mentioned that great instrumental track - "East West"  by Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 02:46

Originally posted by jammun

Some of the early Yardbirds is about as proto as it gets.

Agreed; a lot of stuff off of Having a Rave Up or Roger the Engineer would qualify. If nothing, play "Still I'm Sad," and be amazed that that thing was produced in 1965.

The Beach Boys are a treasure trove of course. Pet Sounds is chock full of wonderful crap, but going back to "California Girls," and, BOOM! The very first rock song with an overture.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2009 at 11:02
Originally posted by The Whistler

Originally posted by jammun

Some of the early Yardbirds is about as proto as it gets.

Agreed; a lot of stuff off of Having a Rave Up or Roger the Engineer would qualify. If nothing, play "Still I'm Sad," and be amazed that that thing was produced in 1965. 

The Beach Boys are a treasure trove of course. Pet Sounds is chock full of wonderful crap, but going back to "California Girls," and, BOOM! The very first rock song with an overture. 

 
Roger the Engineer  was recorded in the spring and summer of 1966. Many people forget that most of Pet Sounds was recorded in 1966 and was finished when the Beatles started recording Revolver. The only songs on Pet Sounds that were recorded and finished in 1965 were "Sloop John B" and "Pet Sounds. Tracks like "God Only Knows" were recorded in March and April of 1966.
 
The Zombies-  "She's Not There" August 1964
The Moody Blues-  "Go Now"  November 1964
The Yardbirds- Shapes of Things recorded in late 1965 and released in Feb 1966
 
 
Some Beatle tracks
 
"Ticket To Ride" noted for it's massive chiming and droning bass guitar sound. The raga-rock drum pattern would be followed the next year on "Tomorrow Never Knows". The track uses varispeeding
 
"You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" a very folksy song two-bridge pop song that is in 3/4 time signature in Mixolydian Mode. The fade out with flutes has a baroque styled ending
 
"Think For Yourself" is a tour de force in altered scales with lyrics that is political in nature. The song is well known for its use of a double bass style one lead fuzz bass and the other regular tone.
 
This has a nice musical timeline of 1962-1966 Beatles if anyone is interested.
 
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2009 at 00:12
Originally posted by zicIy

not pre '66, but i like to mentioned that great instrumental track - "East West"  by Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 21:46
What about Ringo's mambo drumming on I Feel Fine from 1964?
Or I Call Your Name from 1964 with a rim shot and change of signature and a middle 8 guitar melody not related, derivative or variation of the main melody?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2009 at 02:24
"Milestones", "Kind of Blue" ... Miles' albums pre'66...who made the better proto-prog than him at that ancient times ? Nobody. Big smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2009 at 06:23
Originally posted by jammun

Originally posted by zicIy

not pre '66, but i like to mentioned that great instrumental track - "East West"  by Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1966)
 
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thanks for this applause, Jammun!Smile yeah, that 13 minutes long instrumental  is the first progressive rock track, in my opinion.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2009 at 07:45
Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is a must for this list, I think!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2009 at 07:54
Originally posted by Swan Song

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is a must for this list, I think!
 
Subterranean Homesick Blues?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2009 at 08:13
Originally posted by Captain Capricorn

Originally posted by Swan Song

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is a must for this list, I think!
 
Subterranean Homesick Blues?


I need to hear that one again, I can't really remember how it sounds...
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Originally posted by Swan Song

Originally posted by Captain Capricorn

Originally posted by Swan Song

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is a must for this list, I think!
 
Subterranean Homesick Blues?


I need to hear that one again, I can't really remember how it sounds...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2009 at 10:38
Originally posted by Rank1

The Rolling Stones" Play With Fire"
 
Not a big early (or late) Stones fan myself, so I borrowed "Out of your Heads" and understand why you mention it.
 
Beautiful song enhanced by the harpsichord.
 
"Yesterday's Papers" (recorded Nov '66, released Jan '67) also uses harpsichord.


Edited by earlyprog - March 09 2009 at 10:53
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