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37: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix Jimi Hendrix], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Bostic Earl Bostic], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_getz Stan Getz], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Allen_(musician) Lee Allen]<br />
37: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix Jimi Hendrix], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Bostic Earl Bostic], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_getz Stan Getz], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Allen_(musician) Lee Allen]<br />
37: The Chantays [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chantays Wikipedia] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j09C8clJaXo Look & Listen...]<br />
37: The Chantays [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chantays Wikipedia] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j09C8clJaXo Look & Listen...]<br />
37: The Trashmen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trashmen Wikipedia] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrnL4yYSme4 Listen...]<br />
37: The Trashmen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trashmen Wikipedia] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht6Zmv6RmDE Listen...]<br />
37: The Halibuts [http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/halibuts Wikipedia] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25vLgTbQCCM&feature=PlayList&p=A8F2550D65997808&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=7 Listen...] (mentioned in anachronism, as they apparently started out in the 1980s?)<br />
37: The Halibuts [http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/halibuts Wikipedia] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25vLgTbQCCM&feature=PlayList&p=A8F2550D65997808&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=7 Listen...] (mentioned in anachronism, as they apparently started out in the 1980s?)<br />
55: "The Great Pretender" by The Platters [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP8xff2X46A Look & Listen...]<br />
55: "The Great Pretender" by The Platters [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP8xff2X46A Look & Listen...]<br />

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Songs, Music and Artists in Inherent Vice

Although there's a playlist for Inherent Vice on Amazon.com, apparently provided to Amazon by Mr. Pynchon himself [1], the links just take you to where you can buy the music. This is a playlist to hear the music — thanks to YouTube — and learn about the artists and songs, via Wikipedia. Enjoy...

Inherent Vice Playlist

1: Country Joe and the Fish
Look/Listen to Country Joe playing "Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die" or CJ & the Fish playing "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine" at Monterey Pop (1967)
3: "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles: Listen...
10: "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies Listen...
11: "Runaround Sue" by Dion Listen...
36: Dick Dale: Dick Dale & the Deltones performing "Misirlou"
37: Jimi Hendrix, Earl Bostic, Stan Getz, Lee Allen
37: The Chantays Wikipedia Look & Listen...
37: The Trashmen Wikipedia Listen...
37: The Halibuts Wikipedia Listen... (mentioned in anachronism, as they apparently started out in the 1980s?)
55: "The Great Pretender" by The Platters Look & Listen...
56: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" covered by The Bonzo Dog Band Listen...
69: "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison Listen...
72: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys Look & Listen...
75: "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra Look & Listen...
77: "The Crystal Ship" by The Doors Look & Listen...
77: "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino Listen...
78: "Little GTO" by Ronnie and the Daytonas (not specifically called out, but obliquely referenced in the "golden oldie" by the Boards): Listen... Lyrics explained/translated...
81: "People Are Strange" by The Doors Listen...
92: Iron Butterfly Wikipedia Listen to "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (1968)
95: Blue Cheer Wikipedia Listen to "Summertime Blues" (1968)
101: The Surfaris "Wipe Out" Listen...
103: The Electric Prunes Listen...
108: "The Ice Caps Are Melting" by Tiny Tim (This Tiny Tim song is actually called "The Other Side"; Listen...)
121: Pearls Before Swine
124: The Chantays "Pipeline" Look/Listen...
124: "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen Listen...
124: "Bamboo" by Johnny & The Hurricanes Listen...
124: Eddie & the Showmen
124: The Belairs Wikipedia
125: The Hollywood Saxons
125: The Olympics
125: "Tequila" by The Champs Listen...
129: Pink Floyd (Rick Wright) Wikipedia Pink Floyd live w/Syd Barrett, Rick Wright on organ
130: George Formby Look/Listen to Formby playing "Leaning on a Lamp Post"
130: Herman's Hermits Wikipedia Covering Formby's "Leaning on a Lamp Post"
130: Pat Boone Wikipedia
131: "Donna Lee" (Miles Davis) Wikipedia Look & Listen to 1958 performance with Miles & Charlie Parker
134: "Here Come the Hodads" by the Marketts Wikipedia Listen...
135: "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds Listen...
146: Frank Zappa Wikipedia
148: "Runaway" by Del Shannon Listen...
153: "Happy Trails" by Roy Rogers Listen...
155: Wild Man Fischer Wikipedia
156: "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane Wikipedia Look/Listen to a live performance
156: "This Guy's in Love with You" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Look/Listen to a live performance
159: Antonio Carlos Jobim Wikipedia
160: "Desafinado" by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, with Charlie Byrd Listen...
160: "It Never Entered My Mind" by Rodgers & Hart (show tune from the musical Higher and Higher) Listen to Miles Davis perform this tune (1956) Peggy Lee sings.
160: "Alone Together" by Dietz & Schwartz Listen to Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa perform this tune
162: "Samba Do Avião" (by Antonio Carlos Jobim) Listen...
165: Tommy James and the Shondells Wikipedia Listen to "Crimson and Clover"
176: Theme from Dark Shadows Listen to the Dark Shadows theme
193: "Something Happened to Me Yesterday" by the Rolling Stones Listen... Wikipedia
198: Floyd Cramer Wikipedia
220: Liberace Wikipedia
220: "Grande valse brillante" by Chopin Wikipedia Look/Listen to "Grande Valse Brillante"
221: "There's No Business Like Show Business" sung by Ethel Merman Look/Listen to Merman perform this tune
222: Mick Jagger Wikipedia
223: Frank Zappa Wikipedia
224: “One Fine Day” by the Chiffons Listen...
225: Ernest Tubb Wikipedia Look/Listen to Tubb performing "Walkin' the Floor Over You"
225: Jim Reeves Wikipedia Look/Listen to Reeves performing "I Love You Because"
225: Web Pierce Wikipedia Look/Listen to Pierce performing "There Stands the Glass"
227: Merle Haggard "The Wabash Cannonball" Look/Listen to Haggard performing "Mama Tried"
229: Les Paul Wikipedia Look/Listen to Les Paul & Mary Ford performing "How High the Moon"
232: The Monkeys Wikipedia
232: Elvis Presley Wikipedia
233: "Wunderbar" by Cole Porter, from "Kiss Me Kate" Look/Listen to this 1958 TV performance with Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison
233: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., "Haunted Heart" by Dietz & Schwartz Look/Listen to Sugar Goth Daddy performing "Haunted Heart"
234: "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley Look/Listen to Elvis sing this in Viva Las Vegas
239: The Rat Pack Wikipedia [Listen to the Rat Pack perform]
239: Martin Robbins Wikipedia Look/Listen to Robbins perform "El Paso"
240: Pat Boone Wikipedia
243: Elvis Presley Wikipedia
244: Dolly Parton Wikipedia
244: Roy Acuff Wikipedia
247: "(You're not Sick) You're Just in Love" Irving Berlin song sung by Ethel Merman
247: "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim Wikipedia Look/Listen to Tiny Tim performing "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"
249: Roza Eskenazi
249: Bessie Smith, Listen...
271: "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley Listen...
276: Vivaldi Wikipedia
278: "That's Amore" by Dean Martin Look/Listen to Martin singing this tune
289: Bonzo Dog Band Look/Listen to the Doo Dahs perform "Death Cab for Cutie" in the Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour
299: "Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd Look/Listen to the Floyd perform "Interstellar Overdrive" (with Syd Barrett)
300: "Tears on My Pillow" by Little Anthony & The Imperials Listen...
318: Mike Curb's score from The Big Bounce (1969). Listen to "When Somebody Cares for You" from The Big Bounce.
330: "Elusive Butterfly" by Bob Lind Wikipedia Listen...
331: Glen Campbell Wikipedia Listen...
332: "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express (covered by Herb Alpert) Look/Listen...
338: Rocio Durcal Wikipedia
352: Theme from Hawaii Five-O Listen...
356: "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman Look/Listen...Wikipedia
360: "We Should Be Together" sung by Shirley Temple and George Murphey Look/Listen...
363: Dick Dale Wikipedia
364: "Help Me Rhonda" by the Beach Boys Look/Listen to a 1965 Beach Boys performance of this tune
365: "Volare" Listen to Dean Martin sing this
365: "Java Jive" Listen to the Ink Spots sing their hit version of this tune
368: "Super Market" by Fapardokly Wikipedia Listen to Fapardokly sing "Mr Clock" (1967)
368: Elephant's Memory Wikipedia Listen to them perform "Mongoose" (1970)
368: "Stranger than Love" covered by The Spaniels Wikipedia Listen to the Spaniels sing "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight"
368: "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys Listen to the Beach Boys perform this, with Brian Wilson on lead vocal

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