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Yesterday my husband and I attended Penumbra Theatre's impassioned production of Two Trains Running by August Wilson. Since the play takes place in 1969, this Monday Music post focuses on rhythm-and-blues hits from 1968 and 1969.

To start the mood off, here's an excerpt of the legendary James Brown performing his 1968 hit "I Got the Feeling" on TV back in 1969.

 

 

This song, "You're All I Need To Get By" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, topped the R&B charts for five weeks in the fall of 1968. With lyrics like "together we can open any door," this could even serve as the theme song for Risa and Sterling, characters from the play.

 

 

Finally, here's Sly & the Family Stone, singing that "we got to live together."

 

 

The late '60s has always been one of my favorite eras in music; there are so many great songs from back then. What are a few of your favorites? List them here or share them with me on twitter.

 

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