Saturday, July 07, 2018

VA - Looking Stateside 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul & Garage Nuggets



The series now takes a trip to the US of A, sixties style for its latest theme. The latest 'Looking' set travels from uptempo R&B and Early Soul to Garage Punk, Northern, Frat Rock, Proto-Psych and wild instro's. Looking Stateside goes back to the roots of the Mod scene on Disc 1. From the opening bars of Georgia Lynn's 'Sugar Shack Queen', these are the sounds you might have heard down at The Scene Club in London's Ham Yard (had Guy Stevens or other DJs have owned these tunes on import). Willie Jones is still treading the boards to this day; indeed, he issued a new album on RPM's sister label Shout a couple of years back. Disc 2 offers a superb cross-section of mid-Sixties soul, from familiar classics (Chuck Jackson, The Showmen, Don Varner) to more obscure fare (Timi Yuro, The Kampells, Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes) and a whole lotta quality in between. Often, we've chosen less familiar sides. The Newbeats, for example, are represented by the terrific but often overlooked 'I'm A Teardrop'. Disc 3 is launched with a hail of buzzsaw fuzz guitar and snotty vocals, courtesy of The Brogues' classic 'Don't Shoot Me Down', and the pace rarely lets up thereafter. Again, the compilers have married bona fide garage punk classics (the Moving Sidewalks, The Sonics, etc.) with a clutch of tracks new to CD and others which have eluded compilations of this sort.


Tracklist:

1-1 - Georgia Lynn - Sugar Shack Queen
1-2 - Mickey Lee Lane - Hey Sah-Lo-Ney
1-3 - Willie Jones - Where’s My Money
1-4 - Jimmy Gordon - Buzzzzzz
1-5 - Millie Foster - Love Wheel
1-6 - Curtis Knight - Gotta Have A New Dress
1-7 - Earl Wade - I Feel So Bad
1-8 - Jimmy McQuade & The Unique Echos - Bongo Talk
1-9 - Little Gigi - Take The Bitter With The Sweet
1-10 - Leroy Harris - I’m Gonna Get You
1-11 - Eddie Bo - Now Let’s Popeye
1-12 - Zeke Sheppard - Snow Surfin'
1-13 - The Rangers - Mogul Monster
1-14 - The Demotrons - You Copped My Soul
1-15 - Herb Johnson - Two Steps Ahead (Of A Woman)
1-16 - The Locomotions - Make It Saturday Night
1-17 - Mark Valentino - The Push And Kick
1-18 - The Buena Vistas - TNT
1-19 - The Swans - He’s Mine
1-20 - The Kittens - The Sweetest Boy
1-21 - The Champs - Switzerland
1-22 - The Tomboys - I’d Rather Fight Than Switch
1-23 - Billy Lee - Just In The Nick Of Time
1-24 - Little Joe & The Mustangs - South Swell
1-25 - Teddy & The Twilights - Running Around Town
1-26 - The Delacardos - I Just Want To Know
1-27 - Music City Swingers - Passing Thru Music City
2-1 - Richie Barrett - I Will Love You
2-2 - Timi Yuro - Gone
2-3 - Don Varner - Tear Stained Face
2-4 - Jimmy Seals - The Yesterday Of Our Love
2-5 - Chuck Jackson - These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down)
2-6 - The Showmen - Take It Baby
2-7 - The Spyders - I Can Take Care Of Myself
2-8 - Sheila Ferguson - Are You Satisfied
2-9 - Ron Holden - I’ll Forgive And Forget
2-10 - The Modern Redcaps - Never Too Young (To Fall In Love)
2-11 - The Falcons - Has It Happened To You Yet
2-12 - John Leach - Put That Woman Down
2-13 - Charles Lamont & The Extremes - I’ve Got To Keep Moving
2-14 - The Jay Walkers - Can’t Live Without You
2-15 - Silent Glo - Hard Hard Way
2-16 - Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes - The Boston Monkey
2-17 - Jerry Fuller - Double Life
2-18 - Sonny Stiles & His King Men - Here She Comes
2-19 - Eddie Carlton - It Will Be Done
2-20 - The Kampells - You Got It Bad
2-21 - Joe Tex - I Wanna Be Free
2-22 - Mack Rice - Baby I’m Coming Home
2-23 - Sammy Stevens - Everybody Crossfire
2-24 - Linda Cumbo - Yesterday Today And Tomorrow
2-25 - The Newbeats - I’m A Treadrop
2-26 - Jimmy Radcliffe - Soulville
2-27 - Maxine Sellers - Some Kind Of Fever (Pray For Rain)
3-1 - The Brogues - Don’t Shoot Me Down
3-2 - The Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor
3-3 - The Sons Of Champlin - Fat City
3-4 - Gene Vincent - Bird-Doggin'
3-5 - The US Male - You Got Yours
3-6 - The Knickerbockers Featuring Jimmy Walker - As A Matter Of Fact
3-7 - Rivals - It Won’t Be Long Now
3-8 - The Wailers - Out Of Our Tree
3-9 - The Sonics - Boss Hoss
3-10 - The Free-For-All - Show Me The Way
3-11 - The Druids - Girl Can’t Take A Joke
3-12 - Peck's Bad Boys - Crazy World
3-13 - Lindy Blaskey & The Lavells - You Ain’t Tuff
3-14 - The Rationals - Leaving Here
3-15 - The Executioners - I Want The Rain Pt 1
3-16 - The Traits - Harlem Shuffle
3-17 - International Bongo Band - Congo
3-18 - Hal & The Prophets - Shame Shame Shame
3-19 - George & The Velvet Illusions* - Lazy
3-20 - The Berrys - Midnight Hour
3-21 - We The People - Mirror Of Your Mind
3-22 - The Love Society - Tobacco Road
3-23 - Culver Street Playground - Feedback
3-24 - Sir Raleigh & The Cupons - Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day
3-25 - The Centurys - Endless Search
3-26 - The Misunderstood - My Mind



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