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The 1960s U.S. Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

Walk, Don't Run
Dolton BST-8003
1960
Sleepwalk
Walk, Don't Run
Home
Honky Tonk
The Switch
The McCoy
Raunchy
Morgen
Night Train
Caravan
No Trespassing
Tara's Theme
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
**

Ave. 3.75
1 - Walk, Don't Run
2 - Tara's Theme
3 - Sleepwalk

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Walk Don't Run
2 - No Trespassing
3 - Honky Tonk

The Ventures
Dolton BST-8004
1961
Perfidia
Detour
Ups 'n' Downs
Ram-Bunk-Shush
Torquay
Wailin'
The Shuck
Harlem Nocturne
Lonesome Town
Moon of Manakoora
Blue Tango
Hawaiian War Chant
*****
*****
****
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 3.08
1 - Perfidia
2 - Blue Tango (tie)
2 - Moon of Manakoora (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Perfidia
2 - Ups 'n' Downs
3 - Detour (tie)
3 - Harlem Nocturne (tie)

Another Smash
Dolton BST-8006
1961
Lonely Heart
Lullaby of the Leaves
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Bulldog
Wheels
Meet Mr. Callahan
Trambone
Ginchy
Late Date
Josie
Rawhide
Beyond the Reef
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
**
**

Ave. 3.67
1 - Bulldog
2 - Trambone
3 - Lullaby of the Leaves

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Ghost Riders in the Sky
2 - Lullaby of the Leaves
3 - Bulldog (tie)
3 - Meet Mr. Callahan (tie)

The Colorful Ventures
Dolton BST-8008
1961
Blue Moon
White Silver Sands
Yellow Jacket
Silver City
Greenfields
Orange Fire
Blue Skies
Bluer Than Blue
Green Leaves of Summer
Yellow Bird
Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
Red Top
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
***
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 3.50
1 - Blue Moon
2 - Yellow Jacket
3 - Silver City

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Blue Moon
2 - Yellow Jacket (tie)
2 - Blue Skies (tie)

Twist with the Ventures
aka Dance
Dolton BST-8010
1962
Driving Guitars
Bumble Bee Twist
Moon Dawg
Guitar Twist
Let's Twist Again
The Twist
Sunny River
Gringo
Shanghied
Opus Twist
Movin' and Groovin'
Road Runner
*****
*****
****
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 3.08
1 - Driving Guitars
2 - Sunny River (tie)
2 - Road Runner (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Driving Guitars
2 - Road Runner (tie)
2 - Gringo (tie)
2 - Moon Dawg (tie)
2 - Guitar Twist (tie)
2 - Movin' and Groovin' (tie)
2 - Sunny River (tie)
2 - Bumble Bee Twist (tie)

Twist Party, Volume 2
aka Dance with the Ventures
Dolton BST-8014
1962
Counterpoint
Instant Guitars
Bluebird
Besame Mucho
Kicking Around
Swanee River Twist
Twisted
Dark Eyes Twist
My Bonnie Lies
The Twomp
Red Wing Twist
Blue Tail Fly
*****
*****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 3.25
1 - Counterpoint
2 - Besame Mucho (tie)
2 - Instant Guitars (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Besame Mucho (tie)
1 - The Twomp (tie)
1 - Bluebird (tie)

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
aka The Ventures' Beach Party
Dolton BST-8016
1962
Spudnik (aka Surf Rider)
Summertime
Scratch
Hot Summer
Poison Ivy
Instant Mashed
The Wah-Watusi
Lucille
Gravy
Hully Gully
Mashed Potatoe Time
Hernando's Hideaway
*****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**
**

Ave. 2.92
1 - Spudnik (aka Surf Rider) (tie)
1 - Summertime (tie)
3 - Lucille (tie)
3 - Hernando's Hideaway (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Spudnik (aka Surf Rider)
2 - Lucille
3 - Poison Ivy (tie)
3 - Mashed Potatoe Time (tie)

Going to the Ventures
Dance Party
Dolton BST-8017
1962
Venus
Lolita Ya-Ya
Gandy Dancer
Night Drive
The Intruder
Mr. Moto
Limbo Rock
Loco-Motion
Theme from "Come September"
Gully-ver
Ya Ya Wobble
Sweet and Lovely
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
**
**

Ave. 3.58
1 - Gandy Dancer
2 - Lolita Ya-Ya
3 - Venus (tie)
3 - The Intruder (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Gandy Dancer
2 - Mr. Moto
3 - Venus

Play "Telstar" and
"The Lonely Bull"
Dolton BST-8019
1963
Telstar
Apache
Green Onions
Tequila
The Lonely Bull
Let There Be Drums
Last Night
Calcutta
Mexico
Never on Sunday
Red River Rock
Percolator
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
***
***
***
***
**
**

Ave. 3.75
1 - Apache
2 - Green Onions (tie)
2 - Mexico (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Mexico
2 - Tequila
3 - Apache

Surfing
Dolton BST-8022
1963
Pipeline
Windy and Warm
Surf Rider
The Lonely Sea
Changing Tides
Cruncher
Diamonds
The Ninth Wave
Party in Laguna
The Heavies
Barefoot Venture
Ten Over
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
**

Ave. 3.92
1 - Pipeline
2 - Changing Tides
3 - Surf Rider

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - The Ninth Wave
2 - Pipeline
3 - Diamonds

Bobby Vee Meets
The Ventures
Liberty LST-7289
1963
Caravan (instrumental)
Wild Night (instrumental)
Honeycomb
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down
If I'm Right or Wrong
Walk Right Back
What Else Is New
This Is Where Friendship Ends
Candy Man
Pretty Girls Everywhere
Linda Lu
Goodnight Irene
****
****
***
***
***
**
**
**
**
**
**
*

Ave. 2.50
1 - Caravan
2 - Walk Right Back
3 - Goodnight Irene (tie)
3 - What Else Is New (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Caravan
2 - Wild Night (tie)
2 - What Else Is New (tie)

Play the Country Classics
aka I Walk the Line
Dolton BST-8023
1963
Wabash Cannonball
Wildwood Flower
Steel Guitar Rag
Sugarfoot Rag
Panhandle Rag
Oh, Lonesome Me
I Walk the Line
San Antonio Rose
Lovesick Blues
You Are My Sunshine
Born to Lose
I Can't Stop Loving You
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 3.67
1 - Panhandle Rag
2 - Wildwood Flower
3 - Wabash Cannonball (tie)
3 - You Are My Sunshine (tie)

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Panhandle Rag
2 - Wabash Cannonball
3 - Wildwood Flower

Let's Go!
Dolton BST-8024
1963
Sukiyaki
Runaway
Memphis
More
Let's Go
Over the Mountain, Across the Sea
New Orleans
Wipe Out
Walk Right In
El Watusi
So Fine
Hot Pastrami
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
**
**

Ave. 3.92
1 - Runaway
2 - Let's Go
3 - Memphis

------ 2003 Poll ------
1 - Runaway
2 - Let's Go
3 - Sukiyaki

In Space
Dolton BST-8027
1964
Penetration
Out of Limits
War of the Satellites
Moon Child
Love Goddess of Venus
Solar Race
The Twilight Zone
The Bat
He Never Came Back
Exploration in Terror
Fear (One Step Beyond)
The Fourth Dimension
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.08
1 - Penetration
2 - He Never Came Back
3 - Out of Limits

The Fabulous Ventures
Dolton BST-8029
1964
The Cruel Sea
Journey to the Stars
Only the Young
Runnin' Wild
Scratchin'
Needles and Pins
Ravin' Blue
Pink Panther Theme
Fugitive
Tall Cool One
Walkin' with Pluto
Eleventh Hour
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.00
1 - Journey to the Stars
2 - Only the Young
3 - Pink Panther Theme

Walk, Don't Run, Volume 2
Dolton BST-8031
1964
Walk, Don't Run '64
Diamond Head
The House of the Rising Sun
Stranger on the Shore
Blue Star
Night Train
The Creeper
Peach Fuzz
Pedal Pusher
Rap City
One Mint Julep
Night Walk
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.25
1 - Walk, Don't Run '64
2 - Rap City (tie)
2 - Night Train (tie)

Knock Me Out
Dolton BST-8033
1965
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
When You Walk in the Room
Tomorrow's Love
She's Not There
Lonely Girl
I Feel Fine
Oh, Pretty Woman
Bird Rockers
Mariner No. 4
Gone, Gone, Gone
Sha La La
Love Potion No. 9
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.50
1 - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
2 - Oh, Pretty Woman (tie)
2 - Tomorrow's Love (tie)

On Stage
Dolton BST-8035
1965
Wipe Out
Driving Guitars
Journey to the Stars
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Caravan
Walk, Don't Run Medley
Yellow Jacket
Apache '65
Bumble Bee
Pedal Pusher
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.50
1 - Wipe Out
2 - Walk, Don't Run Medley
3 - Caravan

A Go-Go
Dolton BST-8037
1965
Go-Go Slow
Louie, Louie
La Bamba
Satisfaction
The Swingin' Creeper
A Go-Go Guitar
Wooly Bully
A Go-Go Dancer
Whittier Boulevard
Night Stick
I Like It Like That
The "In" Crowd
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.08
1 - Go-Go Slow (tie)
1 - The Swingin' Creeper (tie)
3 - Whittier Boulevard

Christmas Album
Dolton BST-8038
1965
Sleigh Ride
White Christmas
Silver Bells
Snow Flakes
Jingle Bell Rock
Blue Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Scrooge
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.17
1 - Sleight Ride
2 - Snow Flakes (tie)
2 - Silver Bells (tie)

Where the Action Is
Dolton BST-8040
1966
Nutty
She's Just My Style
Action
Stop Action
A Taste of Honey
No Matter What Shape
Action Plus
Fever
Lies
Hang on Sloopy
Little Bit of Action
3's a Crowd
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.33
1 - Lies
2 - Nutty
3 - Action Plus

Play the "Batman" Theme
Dolton BST-8042
1966
007-11
Hot Line
Green Hornet '66
Secret Agent Man
Up, Up, and Away
The "Batman" Theme
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Joker's Wild
The Cape
Vamp Camp
The "Get Smart" Theme
Zocko!
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.58
1 - Secret Agent Man
2 - 007-11 (tie)
2 - The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (tie)

Go with the Ventures
Dolton BST-8045
1966
California Dreamin'
Ginza Lights
Good Lovin'
Monday, Monday
Green Grass
Escape
Eight Miles High
Ad-Venture
Go
Sloop John B
Frankie and Johnny
These Boots Are Made for Walking
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.17
1 - Ginza Lights
2 - Escape
3 - California Dreamin' (tie)
3 - Go (tie)

Wild Things!
Dolton BST-8047
1966
The Pied Piper
The Work Song
Wild Thing!
Summer in the City
Sweet Pea
Wild Child
Wild and Wooly
Wild Trip
How Now Wild Cow
Fuzzy and Wild
Hanky Panky
Wild Cat
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.92
1 - Fuzzy and Wild
2 - Wild Thing (tie)
2 - The Pied Piper (tie)
2 - Sweet Pea (tie)
2 - Wild and Wooly (tie)

Guitar Freakout
aka Revolving Sound
Dolton BST-8050
1967
Off in the 93rds
Good Thing
I'm a Believer
High and Dry
Mod East
Wack Wack
Cookout Freakout at Lookout Mt.
Theme from "The Wild Angels"
Snoopy vs the Red Baron
Guitar Freakout
Paper Airplane
Standing in the Shadow of Love
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.92
1 - Off in the 93rds
2 - Wack Wack
3 - High and Dry

Super Psychedelics
aka Changing Times
Libery LST-8052
1967
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Western Union
Kandy Koncoction
Reflections
Guitar Psychedelics
Happy Together
Psychedelic Venture
Endless Dream
Psyched-Out
Vibrations
1999 A.D.
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.08
1 - Strawberry Fields... (tie)
1 - Endless Dream (tie)
3 - Reflections (tie)
3 - Western Union (tie)
3 - Psyched-Out (tie)

Golden Greats
Libery LST-8053
1967
Walk, Don't Run
Pipeline
Rebel Rouser
Telstar
Out of Limits
Apache
Tequila
The Lonely Bull
Memphis
Let's Go
Honky Tonk
Wipe Out
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.83
1 - Rebel Rouser
2 - Out of Limits
3 - Apache

$1,000,000 Weekend
Libery LST-8054
1967
Groovin'
What Now My Love
Yesterday
Windy
Georgy Girl
Music to Watch Girls By
Uptight
Sealed with a Kiss
Sunny
To Sir with Love
Ode to Billie Joe
Respect
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.00
1 - Georgy Girl (tie)
1 - Windy (tie)
1 - Sealed with a Kiss (tie)

Flights of Fantasy
Libery LST-8055
1968
Soul Coaxing
Scarborough Fair/Canticle
Flights of Fantasy
Fly Away
Walking the Carpet
Innermotion Faze
Green Light
Summertime Blues
Love Shower
Mighty Quinn
Cry Like a Baby
Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.75
1 - Flights of Fantasy (tie)
1 - Soul Coaxing (tie)
3 - Innermotion Faze

The Horse
aka On the Scene Libery LST-8057
1968
Grazing in the Grass
Soul Breeze
Walk, Don't Run/Land of 1,000 Dances
Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Horse
Horse Power
Choo Choo Train
The Gallop
Crazy Horse
Licking Stick-Licking Stick
Tip Toe Through the Tulips
Here Comes the Judge
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
***
***
**
**
*
*

Ave. 3.33
1 - Soul Breeze
2 - Jumpin' Jack Flash
3 - Grazing in the Grass (tie)
3 - The Horse (tie)
3 - Tip Toe Through... (tie)

Underground Fire
Libery LST-8059
1969
Light My Fire
Fire
Underground Fire
Born to Be Wild
The Weight
Sunshine of Your Love
Down on Me
Country Funk and the Canned Head
Sea of Grass
Embers in E Minor
Up, Up, and Down
Higher Than Thou
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.67
1 - The Weight
2 - Light My Fire
3 - Country Funk...

Hawaii Five-0
Libery LST-8061
1969
Theme from "A Summer Place"
Spooky/Traces/Stormy
Hawaii Five-0
The Letter
Lovin' Things
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Galveston
Games People Play
Don't Give in to Him
I Can Hear Music
Dizzy
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.18
1 - Hawaii Five-0
2 - A Summer Place (tie)
2 - Spooky/Traces/Stormy (tie)

Swamp Rock
Libery LST-8062
1969
Proud Mary
Carry Me Back
Suspicious Minds
Plaquemines Parish
Muddy Mississippi Line
Gumbo
Honky Tonk Women
Swamp Rock
Catfish Mud Dance
Green River
Nikki Hoeky
Jambalaya
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.25
1 - Proud Mary
2 - Swamp Rock (tie)
2 - Suspicious Minds (tie)
2 - Jambalaya (tie)

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