Friday, April 30, 2010

Graham Bond - Singles&Rarities vol.3


1. St. James Infirmary (Ascot 45)

2. Wade in the water (Ascot 45)

3. Waltz for a pig (THE WHO ORCHESTRA, Reaction 45, 1966)

4. Walkin´ in the park (1966)#

5. Green Onions (1966)#

6. Springtime in the city (1966)#

7. Can´t stand it (1966)#

8. Only Sixteen (1966)#

9. Last Night (1966)#

10. Long legged baby (1966)#

11. It´s not goodbye (1966)#

12. Neighbour Neighbour (1966)#

13. You´ve gotta have love babe (Page One 45, 1967)

14. I love you (Page One 45, 1967)

15. Twelve gates to the city (Vertigo 45, 1971)

16. Water Water (Vertigo 45, 1971)

17. Museum (BEVERLEY – Deram 45, 1967, no Bond involvement!)

18. A quick one for sanity (DENNY CORDELL TEA TIME ENSEMBLE – Deram 45, 1967, G.Bond on organ?)

19. A quick one for sanity (DENNY CORDELL TEA TIME ENSEMBLE)

# taken from SOLID BOND-DLP

V.A. - Mersey Sounds Vol. 1- 4

Vol. 1

01 - The Cheetans - Mecca
02 - The Cheetans - That Goodnight Kiss

03 - The Cheetans - Soldier Boy

04 - The Cheetans - Johnny

05 - The Cheetans - Whole Lotta Love

06 - The Cheetans - The Party

07 - The Cheetans - Russian Boat Song

08 - The Cheetans - The Gambler

10 - The Cherokees - Are You Back In My World Now

11 - The Cherokees - Dig A Little Deeper

12 - The Cherokees - I Will Never Turn My Back On You

13 - The Cherokees - Land Of 1000 Dances

14 - The Cherokees - Everybody's Needs

15 - The Cherokees - Rejected

16 - The Applejacks - Bye, Bye Girl

17 - The Applejacks - It's Not A Game Anymore

18 - The Applejacks - We Gotta Get Together

19 - The Applejacks - I'm Through

20 - The Applejacks - Baby's In Black

21 - The Chucks - Loo-Be-Loo

22 - The Chucks - Any Time Is The Right Time

23 - The Chucks - The Hitch Hiker

24 - The Chucks - Humpity-Dumpity

The Cougars - Wikipedia
25- The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duckpond

26 - The Cougars - See You In Dreamland

27 - The Cougars - Red Square

28 - The Cougars - Fly By Nite

Vol. 2

01 - The Togerry Five - Bye Bye Bird

02 - The Togerry Five - I'm Gonna Jump

03 - The Others - Oh Yeah!

04 - The Others - I'm Taking Her Home

05 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Please, Please

06 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Sailor Boy

07 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - That's Why I Love You

08 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - The Skip

09 - Force Five - Don't Make My Baby Blue

10 - Force Five - Shaking Postman

11 - Force Five - Yeah I'm Waiting

12 - Force Five - Don't Want To See You You Again

13 - Force Five - Baby Don't Care

14 - Force Five - Come Down To Earth

15 - Force Five - I Want You Baby

16 - Force Five - Gee To Tiger

17 - The In Crowd - I Don't Mind

18 - The In Crowd - That's How Strong My Love Is

19 - The In Crowd - Things She Says

20 - The In Crowd - Stop Wait A Minute

21 - The Syndicats - On The Horizon

22 - The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp

23 - Sound Incorporated - William Tell

24 - Pete Macline & The Clan - Yes I Do

25 - The Peddlers - Let The Sunshine In

26 - The Persuasions - Big Brother

27 - The Persuasions - Deep Down Love

28 - Duffy Power - Farwell Baby

29 - Duffy Power - I Saw Her Standing There

30 - Duffy Power - I Don't Care

31 - The Bunch Of Fives - At The Station

Vol. 3

01 - The Big Three - Cavern Stomp

02 - The Pete Best Four - Why Did I Fall In Love With You

03 - King Size Taylor & The Dominos - I'm Late

04 - Beryl Marsden - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)

05 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Baby Blue

06 - Lee Curtis - Skinny Minnie

07 - Mark & John - Walk Right Back

08 - The Dennisons - Be My Girl

09 - The Mojos - Don't Do It Anymore

10 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout

11 - The Big Three - By The Way

12 - Chick Graham & The Coasters - A Little You

13 - Lee Curtis & The All Stars - I've Got My Eyes On You

14 - The Checkmates - Sticks And Stones

15 - The Mojos - Give Your Lovin' To Me

16 - The Cryin' Shames - You

17 - The Big Three - I'm With You

18 - Beryl Marsden - I Only Care About You

19 - The Pete Best Four - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door

20 - Beryl Marsden - Everybody Loves A Lover

21 - The Checkmates - I've Got To Know Now

22 - King Size Taylor & The Dominos - I've Been Watching You

23 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - We Know

24 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Who Told You

25 - The Mark Four - Hurt Me If You Will

26 - The Mojos - Forever

27 - The Big Three - Don't Start Running Away

28 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Do You Love Me

29 - Chick Graham & The Coasters - Dance, Baby, Dance

30 - The Mojos - They Say

31 - Beryl Marsden - Love Is Going To Happen To Me

32 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Peter Gunn Locomotion

33 - The Checkmates - Around

34 - Lee Curtis & The Allstars - Let's Stomp

35 - The Dennisons - Devoted To You

36 - The Big Three - Reelin' And Rockin'

Vol. 4

01 - The Mockingbirds - That's How (It's Gonna Stay)

02 - The Mockingbirds - I Never Should've Kissed You

03 - The Mockingbirds - I Can Feel We're Parting

04 - The Mockingbirds - The Flight Of The Mockingbird

05 - The Mockingbirds - One By One

06 - The Mockingbirds - Lovingly Yours

07 - The Mockingbirds - You've Stole My Love

08 - The Mockingbirds - Skit Skat

09 - The Persuasions - Big Brothers

10 - The Persuasions - Deep Down Love

11 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Mirror Mirror

12 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - She Don't Care

13 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Magic Rocking Horse

14 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - It Ain't Right

15 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Don't Stop Loving Me Baby

16 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Will Ya

17 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Mum And Dad

18 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - On A Street Car

19 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - There's Nobody I'd Sooner Love

20 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Duke's Party

21 - The Bunch Of Fives - Go Home Baby

22 - The Bunch Of Fives - At The Station

23 - Trend-Setters Limited - Lollipops And Roses

24 - Trend-Setters Limited - Go Away

25 - The Zephyrs - I Can Tell

26 - The Zephyrs - Sweet Little Baby

27 - The Zephyrs - She's Lost You

28 - The Zephyrs - Let Me Love You Baby

29 - The Zephyrs - I Just Can't Take It

30 - The Zephyrs - She Laughed

31 - The Zephyrs - Wonder What I'm Gonna Do

32 - The Zephyrs - Let Me Love You Baby (Alternate Version)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1964

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC1, before being moved to Fridays in 1996, and then moved to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, every year there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.

Although the weekly show was cancelled,[1] the Christmas special has continued.[2][3][4] It was also survived by TOTP2, which began in 1994 and featured vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives.

In the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters in the form of a franchise package, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries.

At the moment, a local version of TOTP is still regularly running in Italy on Rai Due.[5]

1. 00:04:30 The animals - There is a house of the rising sun
2. 00:02:32 Herman's hermits - I'm into something good
3. 00:02:44 Sandie Shaw - Always something there to remind me
4. 00:02:13 The beach boys - I get around
5. 00:02:58 Roy Orbison - Oh, pretty woman
6. 00:02:31 The hollies - Just one look
7. 00:02:23 Manfred mann - Do wah diddy diddy
8. 00:02:26 The Nashville teens - Tobacco road
9. 00:02:16 The swinging blue jeans - You're no good
10. 00:02:05 The paramounts - Poison Ivy
11. 00:02:53 Lilu & The Luvvers - Shout
12. 00:02:46 Georgie fame & The blue flames - Yeah yeah
13. 00:02:29 Billy Fury - It's only make believe
14. 00:02:45 The sadows - The rise & fall of flingel blunt
15. 00:02:14 Frank Ifield - Don't blame me
16. 00:03:01 Dusty Springfield - i just don't know what to do with myself
17. 00:03:09 Adam Faith - A message to Martha
18. (00:02:20 Cliff bennett & The rebel rousers - One way love
19. 00:02:31 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Where did our love go
20. 00:02:45 The dixie cups - Chapel of love
21. 00:02:31 The bachelors - Diane
22. 00:02:57 Cilla black - You're my world
23. 00:02:49) Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger
24. 00:02:40 Peter & Gordon - A world without love
25. 00:02:18 Gerry & The pacemakers - I'm the one
26. 00:02:32 Freddie & The dreamers - I understand

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1965

1. 00:02:03 Tom Jones - I't not unusual
2. 00:02:26 The Hollies - I'm alive
3. 00:01:56 Herman's Hermits - A must to avoid
4. 00:02:28 The animals - Don't let me be misunderstood
5. 00:02:29 The beach boys - Help me Rhonda
6. 00:02:50 Shadows - Stingray
7. 00:02:40 The Shangri-Las - Leader of the pack
8. 00:02:39 The toys - A lover's concerto
9. 00:03:10 Sandie Shaw - Long live love
10. 00:02:32 The birds - Mr. Tambourine man
11. 00:03:54 The Mccoys - Hang on Sloopy
12. 00:02:30 Manfried mann - If you gotta go, go now
13. 00:02:59 Cher - All I really want to do
14. 00:03:07 Adam Faith - Stop feeling sorry for yourself
15. 00:02:11 Freddie & The dreamers - A little you
16. 00:03:37 P. J. Proby - Maria
17. 00:02:53 Dobie Gray - The "in" crowd
18. 00:02:43 The seekers - A world of our own
19. 00:02:25 Gerry and The Pacemakers - Ferry' cross the mersey
20. 00:02:49 Billy J Kramer and The Dacotas - Trains nad boats and planes
21. 00:02:50 Ken Dodd - Tears
22. 00:02:39 Peter & Gordon - True love ways
23. 00:03:43 The Righteous Brothers - You've lost that lovin' feeling
24. 00:02:47 Matt Monro - Yesterday
25. 00:03:01 Andy Williams - Almost there

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1966

1. 00:02:37 The troggs - Wild thing
2. 00:03:06 The small faces - All or nothing
3. 00:04:33 Donovan - Sunshine superman
4. 00:03:36 The byrds - 8 miles high
5. 00:03:37 The beach boys - Good vibrations
6. 00:02:49 Dusty Springfield - You don't have to say you love me
7. 00:02:34 Manfred Mann - Prety flamingo
8. 00:02:41 Lovin' spoonful - Summer in the city
9. 00:02:56 Herman's Hermits - No milk today
10. 00:02:26 The hollies - I can't let go
11. 00:02:31 Cliff bennet & The rabel Rousers - Got to get you into my life
12. 00:02:53 Tommy James & The shondells - Hanky Panky
13. 00:02:52 The swinging blue jeans - Don't make me over
14. 00:03:21 Mitch Ryder & The Detroit wheels - Jenny takes a ride
15. 00:02:15 The shadows - I met a girl
16. 00:02:14 Paul Jones - High time
17. 00:02:17 Roy Orbison - Lana
18. 00:02:39 Cilla Black - Alfie
19. 00:02:27 Peter & Gordon - Lady Godiva
20. 00:02:40 The seekers - Morningtown ride
21. 00:02:53 PJ Proby - To make a big man cry
22. 00:02:54 Sandie Shaw - Tomorrow
23. 00:02:46 Cher - Bang Bang (my baby shot me down)
24. 00:02:50 Bob Lind - Elusive butterfly
25. 00:02:53 Ken Dodd - Promises
26. 00:02:51 Jim Reeves - Distant drums

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1967

1. 00:03:42 Donovan - Melow
2. 00:02:58 The Troggs - Love is all around
3. 00:03:13 The hollies - On a carousel
4. 00:03:39 The Flowerpot men - Let's go to San Francisco
5. 00:02:53 Traffic - Hole in my shoe
6. 00:02:53 The Spencer Davis group - I'm a man
7. 00:02:35 Herman's hermits - There's a kind of hush
8. 00:02:51 Lulu - The boat that I row
9. 00:02:54 The turtles - Happy together
10. 00:02:55 Jeff Beck - Hi ho silver lining
11. 00:02:52 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
12. 00:02:43 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I second that emotion
13. 00:02:37 The four tops - Standing in the shadows of love
14. 00:02:32 The young idea - With a little help from my friends
15. 00:03:45 The dubliners - Seven drunken nights
16. 00:02:32 The scaffold - Thank you very much
17. 00:04:14 Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
18. 00:02:16 The beach boys - Than I kissed her
19. 00:02:19 The seekers - Georgy girl
20. 00:03:48 Simon Dupree & The Big sound - Kites
21. 00:01:54 Box Tops - The letter
22. 00:03:57 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Zabadak
23. 00:03:09 Georgie Fame - The ballad of Bonnie & Clyde
24. 00:01:50 Shirley Bassey - Big spender
25. 00:02:23 Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a string

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1968

1. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl (3:03)

2. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man (2:25)

3. Herman's Hermits - Something Is Happening (3:09)

4. Cilla Black - Step Inside Love (2:19)

5. The Amen Corner - Bend Me, Shape Me (2:37)

6. Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony (2:52)

7. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire (2:56)

8. Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music (2:59)

9. The Love Affair - Everlasting Love (2:58)

10. Lulu - I'm A Tiger (2:44)

11. The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles (2:55)

12. Canned Heat - On The Road Again (3:11)

13. Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man (3:16)

14. Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine (2:23)

15. Don Partridge - Rosie (2:15)

16. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - The Legend Of Xanadu (3:36)

17. Bedrocks - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (3:01)

18. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman (2:23)

19. The Scaffold - Lily The Pink (4:19)

20. The Beach Boys - Do It Again (2:16)

21. Bobby Goldsboro - Honey (3:57)

22. Malcolm Roberts - May I Have The Next Dream With You (2:46)

23. Des O'Connor - I Pretend (2:48)

24. Solomon King - She Wears My Ring (3:12)

25. Fleetwood Mac - Albatross (3:09)

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1969

1. The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (4:16)

2. Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely (4:42)

3. Herman's Hermits - My Sentimental Friend (3:18)

4. Sandie Shaw - Monsieur Dupont (2:52)

5. The Beach Boys - I Can Hear Music (2:38)

6. The Archies - Sugar Sugar (2:48)

7. Lulu - Boom Bang-A-Bang (2:21)

8. Cilla Black - Surround Yourself With Sorrow (2:35)

9. Paul Jones - Aquarius (2:41)

10. Canned Heat - Going Up The Country (2:51)

11. Jethro Tull - Living In The Past (3:21)

12. Lou Christie - I'm Gonna Make You Mine (2:40)

13. Karen Young - Nobody's Child (4:23)

14. Des O'Connor - Dick-A-Dum-Dum (King's Road) (2:14)

15. Sounds Nice - Love At First Sight (3:55)

16. Oliver - Good Morning Starshine (3:38)

17. Clodagh Rodgers - Come Back And Shake Me (2:37)

18. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody (2:42)

19. Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day (5:07)

20. Joe South - Games People Play (3:34)

21. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (3:04)

22. Bobbie Gentry - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (2:53)

23. Roger Whittaker - Durham Town (The Leavin') (3:17)

24. Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue (3:47)

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1970

1. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (2:59)

2. The Four Tops - It's All In The Game (2:45)

3. The Jackson 5 - ABC (2:57)

4. Edwin Starr - War (3:24)

5. James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (5:17)

6. Hot Chocolate - Love Is Life (3:38)

7. The Beach Boys - Cotton Fields (2:57)

8. The Hollies - I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top (3:52)

9. Herman's Hermits - Years May Come, Years May Go (3:38)

10. Melanie - Ruby Tuesday (4:36)

11. Shirley Bassey - Something (3:35)

12. Glen Campbell - Honey Come Back (3:03)

13. The Band - Rag Mama Rag (3:02)

14. Jethro Tull - Teacher (4:01)

15. Canned Heat - Let's Work Together (2:49)

16. Free - All Right Now (3:35)

17. Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking (2:48)

18. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky (4:01)

19. Deep Purple - Black Night (3:27)

20. CCS - Whole Lotta Love (3:31)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Graham Bond - Singles&Rarities vol.2


1. Long tall Shorty (Decca 45, 1964)

2. Long legged baby (Decca 45, 1964)

3. High Heel Sneakers (Decca – V.A. LP, 1964)

4. Hoochie Coochie Man (Decca – V.A. LP, 1964)

5. Little Girl (Decca – V.A. LP, 1964)

6. Strut around (Decca – V.A. LP, 1964)

7. Harmonica (Decca – V.A. LP, 1965)

8. Wade in the water (Decca – V.A. LP, 1965)

9. Tammy (Columbia 45, 1965)

10. Wade in the water (Columbia 45, 1965)

11. Tell me (I´m gonna love again) (Columbia 45, 1965)

12. Love come shining through (Columbia 45, 1965)

13. Lease on love (Columbia 45, 1965)

14. My heart´s in little pieces (Columbia 45, 1965)

Graham Bond - Singles&Rarities vol.1


An important, underappreciated figure of early British R&B, Graham Bond is known in the U.S., if at all, for heading the group that Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker played in before they joined Cream. Originally an alto sax jazz player -- in fact, he was voted Britain's New Jazz Star in 1961 -- he met Bruce and Baker in 1962 after joining Alexis Koerner's Blues Incorporated, the finishing school for numerous British rock and blues musicians. By the time he, Bruce, and Baker split to form their own band in 1963, Bond was mostly playing the Hammond organ, as well as handling the lion's share of the vocals. John McLaughlin was a member of the Graham Bond Organization in the early days for a few months, and some live material that he recorded with the group was eventually issued after most of their members had achieved stardom in other contexts. Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith completed Bond's most stable lineup, who cut a couple of decent albums and a few singles in the mid-'60s.

In their prime, the Graham Bond Organization played rhythm & blues with a strong jazzy flavor, emphasizing Bond's demonic organ and gruff vocals. The band arguably would have been better served to feature Bruce as their lead singer -- he is featured surprisingly rarely on their recordings. Nevertheless, their best records were admirably tough British R&B/rock/jazzsoul, and though Bond has sometimes been labeled as a pioneer of jazz-rock, in reality it was much closer to rock than jazz. The band performed imaginative covers and fairly strong original material, and Bond was also perhaps the very first rock musician to record with the Mellotron synthesizer. Hit singles, though, were necessary for British bands to thrive in the mid-'60s, and Bond's group began to fall apart in 1966, when Bruce and Baker joined forces with Eric Clapton to form Cream. Bond attempted to carry on with the Organization for a while with Heckstall-Smith and drummer Jon Hiseman, both of whom went on to John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Colosseum.

Bond never recaptured the heights of his work with the Organization. In the late '60s he moved to the U.S., recording albums with musicians including Harvey Brooks, Harvey Mandel, and Hal Blaine. Moving back to Britain, he worked with Ginger Baker's Airforce, the Jack Bruce Band, and Cream lyricist Pete Brown, as well as forming the band Holy Magick, who recorded a couple albums. Bond's demise was more tragic than most: he developed serious drug and alcohol problems and an obsession with the occult, and it has even been posthumously speculated (in the British Bond biography Mighty Shadow) that he sexually abused his stepdaughter. He committed suicide by throwing himself into the path of a London Underground train in 1974.

1. Wade in the water (EMI audition, 1963)*

2. I saw her standing there (DUFFY POWER & THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET, Parlophone 45, 1963)

3. Farewell Baby (DUFFY POWER & THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET, Parlophone 45, 1963)

4. I got a woman (DUFFY POWER & THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET, 1963)*

5. Shake rattle and roll (DUFFY POWER & THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET, 1963)*


7. I saw her standing there (alt. Vers.) (DUFFY POWER & THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET, 1963)*

8. Farewell Baby (alt. Vers.) (DUFFY POWER & THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET, 1963)*

9. The grass is greener (LIVE 06/63)#

10. Doxy (LIVE 06/63)#

11. Ho Ho Country Kicking Blues (LIVE 06/63)#

12. Swing a Ling – Parts 1 & 2 (ERNST RANGLIN & THE „G.Bs“, Black Swan 45, 1964)

13. Just a little walk – Part 1 (ERNST RANGLIN & THE „G.Bs“, Black Swan EP, 1964)

14. Just a little walk – Part 2 (ERNST RANGLIN & THE „G.Bs“, Black Swan EP, 1964)

15. So-Ho (ERNST RANGLIN & THE „G.Bs“, Black Swan EP, 1964)

* unissued in the 1960´s

# taken from SOLID BOND-DLP

1. Wade in the water (EMI

The Yardbirds - For Your Love (1965)

Back in 1965, this album seemed like a real mess, which was understandable, because For Your Love wasn't a "real" album, in the sense that the Yardbirds ever assembled an LP of that name or content.

For Your Love [Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered]
Digitally remastered reissue of the band's second album, originally released on Epic in 1965 & now with liner notes by Jim McCarty & Chris Dreja and 13 historic bonus tracks, 'Baby What's Wrong' ('63 Version), 'Boom Boom', 'Honey In Your Hips', 'Talkin' 'Bout You', 'I Wish You Would' (Long Version), 'A Certain Girl' (Alternate Take - Demo Version), 'Got To Hurry' (Take 4), 'Sweet Music' (Take 4), 'Heart FullOf Soul' (Sitar Version), 'Steeled Blues', 'Paff Bumm' (German Issue), 'Questa Volta' (Italian Version) and 'Paff Bumm' (Italian Version). 24 tracks total. Also features the original cover art. Digipak. 1999 release

The quasi-progressive "For Your Love," dominated by guest artist Brian Auger's harpsichord, is juxtaposed with hard-rocking blues-based numbers, almost all of which featured departed lead guitarist Eric Clapton (who is mentioned nowhere on the LP), with current lead guitarist Jeff Beck on just three tracks. The Clapton cuts, although primitive next to the material he was soon to cut with John Mayall, have an intensity that's still riveting to hear four decades later, and was some of the best blues-based rock & roll of its era. The three Beck sides show where the band was really heading, beyond the immediate success of "For Your Love" -- "I'm Not Talking" and "I Ain't Done Wrong" were hard, loud, blazing showcases for Beck's concise blues playing, while "My Girl Sloopy" was the first extended jam to emerge on record from a band on the British blues scene; the source material isn't ideal, but Beck and company make their point in an era where bands were seldom allowed to go more than four minutes on even an album track -- these boys could play and make it count. The 13 bonus tracks are mostly blues-rock and are mostly scintillating, and the Repertoire CD has the best sound that any of this music has ever displayed.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Tremeloes - BBC Sessions

The band started in 1958 in Barking, Essex, UK. The line up was: Brian Poole (vocal), Dave Munden (drums + vocal), Alan Blakley (rhythm guitar + vocal), Alan Howard (bass guitar), Graham Scott (lead guitar). They had minor hits with "Twist Little Sister" and "Blue".

It's difficult for anyone who has heard them not to like -- or even love -- the Tremeloes. They were one of the more prodigiously talented British pop/rock bands of the 1960s, and they threw that talent into the making of amazingly catchy and well-crafted singles that lit up the charts and radio on both sides of the Atlantic for four years running, from 1966 through 1970. Their version of "Twist and Shout" managed to rise to number four on the English charts, despite running up head-to-head with the Beatles' recording. Their next record, a cover of the Contours' hit "Do You Love Me," was a classic of the era, an honest, authentic-sounding screamer of a single that hit number one in England once the Beatles' "She Loves You" vacated the spot, and managed to eclipse a rival version by the Dave Clark Five. In its wake, Brian Poole & the Tremeloes managed a series of respectable, even occasionally inspired hits over the next two years, including a U.K. Top Ten cover of Roy Orbison's "Candy Man" and a convincingly raucous rendition of the Strangeloves' Bo Diddley-beat-driven anthem "I Want Candy." Yet, the Tremeloes are also one of the least known and least respected of 1960s English bands. The precise reason for the lack of respect is difficult to pin down, except perhaps that their timing was out, as far as making the most of their success -- they generally didn't write their own material, and they cut their best singles long after the British Invasion (and the mystique surrounding the bands that were part of it) had ended. And, yet, ironically, the Tremeloes are also one of the longest surviving English rock & roll bands, still playing regularly more than 40 years after the group's founding. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Disc 1:

Good Day Sunshine
What A State I'm In
Here Comes My Baby
Run Baby Run
Too Many Fish In The Sea
Silence Is Golden
I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
It Takes Two
Even The Bad Times Are Good
Running Out
Be Mine
Come On Home
Reach Out I'll Be There/Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Norman Stanley James St Clare
Gimme Little Sign
Suddenly You Love Me
Walk Away Renee
Ain't Nothing But A House Party
Helule Helule
My Baby Left Me
Sing Something Swingle

Disc 2:

I Will See You There
Angel Of The Morning
If You Think You're Groovy
My Little Lady
I Miss My Baby
I Shall Be Released
Good Times
Hello World
En Tu Mondo
Once On A Sunday Morning
Proud Mary
Can't Turn You Loose
Call Me Number One
What Can I Do

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The Tremeloes were once belittled as bubblegum mechants, now they're rightly revered as one of the most innovative and musical of the pure late 60s and early 70s pop bands. This double CD set fills in an important part of their history, with alternate versions of the hits from 'Here Comes My Baby' to '(Call Me) Number One', as well as several covers which they never released elsewhere, like 'It Takes Two', 'My Baby Left Me', and 'Walk Away Renee'. If you're a long-standing Trems fan, it's fun comparing these recordings with the studio ones, and as such it's the perfect addition to those recent Castle/Sanctuary CD reissues of the CBS back catalogue. As with those other reissues, the insert notes are extremely informative and first-class.

On this Tremeloes-CD you will find 3 songs written by Gilbert O'Sullivan in the late 60's; "Come on home", "You" and "What can I do". None of them have been hits of Gilbert, but they are typically O'Sullivan-songs and The Tremeloes have found a superb interpretation of them.

Black Pearl - Black Pearl (1969) plus Live At Fillmore

Back in the late '60s, there were several bands that amped up the smooth and sexy R&B sound of the day -- giving it a shot of adrenaline and a bit more, well, cajones. The prime example of this approach was the mighty MC5, but there were other acts that followed the same template -- albeit all but forgotten over the years -- such as Black Pearl.

Although they hailed from San Francisco and were pals of the Grateful Dead, they did not reflect the expected hippie-dippie-isms from bands of that area/era. Singer Bernie B.B. Fieldings had obviously studied his James Brown records, as his vocal delivery brings to mind the hardest working man in show business, as well as the MC5's Rob Tyner at times. But unlike the 5, Black Pearl weren't loaded with as many memorable hooks in their songs, nor a raise-your-fist-in-the-air anthem like "Kick Out the Jams." Still, their lone studio album (their other release was a live recording) -- a self-titled release from 1969 -- provided a much needed alternative to all the mellow/laid-back music that was ruling the mainstream at the time, especially on such funky-psychedelic-garage rock ditties as "Crazy Chicken" and "Mr. Soul Satisfaction." As you've probably guessed by now, if you're a fan of the MC5, it would certainly be worth it to hunt down a copy of Black Pearl.

1. Black Pearl - Crazy Chicken (3:04)

2. Black Pearl - Thinkin' 'Bout The Good Times (4:14)

3. Black Pearl - White Devil (5:02)

4. Black Pearl - Mr. Soul Satisfaction (3:39)

5. Black Pearl - Forget It (3:47)

6. Black Pearl - Climbing Up The Walls (3:58)

7. Black Pearl - Bent Over (2:56)

8. Black Pearl - Endless Journey (3:53)

9. Black Pearl - Reach Up (4:06)

10. Black Pearl - Updown (4:45)

11. Black Pearl - I Get The Blues Most Every Night (6:45)

12. Black Pearl - Hermit Freak Show (4:10)

13. Black Pearl - Cold Sweat (11:02)

14. Black Pearl - People Get Ready (8:03)

The Barbarians - Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl (1966)

With their appearances on the Nuggets compilation and The T.A.M.I. Show, the Barbarians are one of the best-remembered garage bands of the '60s.

Victor "Moulty" Moulton (drums, vocals)
Bruce Benson (guitar, 1964-67)
Ronnie Enos (guitar, 1964-65)
Jerry Causi (bass, 1964-67)
Geoffrey Morris (guitar, 1965-67)
Denny Romans [Demian Bell] (guitar, vocals, 1967-68 )
Walter Parks (bass, 1967-68 )

Not that it's easy to forget the sight of a one-handed drummer, complete with hook, driving his band through a garage punk number in the company of the day's biggest British Invasion, soul, and surf stars. Moulty was hardly self-conscious about his handicap; on the tiny hit single immortalized on Nuggets (titled, logically enough, "Moulty"), he tells the story of the triumph over his loss in no uncertain melodramatic terms. The band also managed a somewhat bigger hit single, the British Invasion-inspired novelty "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl."

01. Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl - 2:14

02. Mr. Tambourine Man - 2:08

03. House Of The Rising Sun - 2:45

04. Marie Elena - 2:19

05. Bo-Diddley - 3:09

06. Memphis, Tennessee - 2:26

07. What The New Breed Say - 2:09

08. Take It Or Leave It - 2:41

09. I'll Keep On Seeing You - 2:25

10. Linguica - 1:30

11. Susy Q - 1:43

12. I've Got A Woman - 3:13

13. Moulty [bonus track] - 2:29
While the Barbarians live up to a lot of people's vision of the classic garage band image-wise, their album is disappointing and thin-sounding. The material, none of which was penned by the group, is average and doesn't even rock terribly hard. "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl" is here, but much of the rest of the songs are overdone standards ("House of the Rising Sun" is especially lame). "What the New Breed Say" is an okay anthem of rebellion, and "I'll Keep on Seeing You" is a modestly touching ballad. However, as eight of the 12 songs are covers and four tunes are supplied to them by songwriters not in the band, the album does not reflect much in the way of an original vision. The 2000 Sundazed reissue adds three important bonus tracks: "Moulty" and, at long last, both sides of their rare 1964 single on Joy, "Hey Little Bird"/"You've Got to Understand." "Hey Little Bird," the song they performed on their T.A.M.I. Show appearance, is easily their best track, although the studio version isn't as ferocious as their rendition on film.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Creedence Clearwater Revival - EP flexi (Melodia label USSR)

Вокально-инструментальный ансамбль
EP Melodia with four song  from album "Cosmos Factory".
Вариант  миньона, выпущенный в рамках серии "На всех широтах" (8-ой выпуск) по материалам одноименной радиопередачи. Апрелевский завод "Мелодия", гибкая пластинка.
Не самый худший вариант.
.Не "кругозор" и тем более не на "костях"

Обратите внимание на цену ....

Любопытны переводы названий песен:

1."До того, как ты скажешь мне" (Before You Accuse Me)

2."Шуточная песня" (Ooby Dooby)

3."Посмотри за дверь" (Lookin' Out My Back Door)

4."Она меня покинула" (My Baby Left Me)
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Before You Accuse Me (3:27)

2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Ooby Dooby (2:07)

3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door (2:34)

4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - My Baby Left Me (2:19)

Dean Reed - The Red Elvis


Virtually unknown in his homeland, Colorado native Dean Reed was an international rock star, actor, and leftist peace activist who enjoyed tremendous success in South America, East Germany, and the Soviet Union. Musically, Reed drew mainly from early rock & roll and country, as well as pop balladry and protest folk, a mixture that earned him the nickname "the Red Elvis." His outspoken political views were also a large part of his appeal, but it got him arrested in several countries, deported from Argentina, and kept him in perpetual hot water with the U.S. State Department. His socialist leanings, however, made him welcome behind the Iron Curtain, where he became one of the few Western rock & rollers to enjoy prominent exposure. Reed died in East Berlin in 1986 under mysterious circumstances, still anonymous in his native country; however, documentarian interest in his rather extraordinary life suggested that that might not be the case for all time.

Dean Reed was born in Denver on September 22, 1938, and later moved to Hollywood to pursue a show business career. At age 20, he signed with Capitol Records and began releasing rock & roll singles (nine total), none of which made much of an impact in America. However, one of the songs, "Our Summer Romance," was a runaway smash in South America, and Reed decided to embark on a tour. He proved so popular in countries like Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Venezuela that he wound up staying to pursue a career that eluded him in the States. Over the next few years, the newly christened Red Elvis released several singles and LPs that helped consolidate his status as one of the continent's most popular performers; he also began appearing in movies and became a regular presence on Buenos Aires television. Additionally, Reed became known for his willingness to perform for free in prisons, and was applauded for his stance against U.S. nuclear testing in the region. But his left-leaning, pro-peace politics eventually became problematic for the Argentinean government, who booted Reed out of the country in 1966.

Reed moved to Rome, where he carved out a career acting in spaghetti Westerns for a few years. More significantly, he embarked on his first tour of the Soviet Union that year as well, and became a wildly popular sensation. He also became a major headache for the U.S. State Department, as his visibility in Eastern Europe grew and as his criticism of U.S. involvement in Vietnam grew increasingly vocal. Reed began attending international peace conferences with regularity, met with Fidel Castro, and in 1973 officially moved to East Berlin. Reed continued both his singing and acting careers behind the Iron Curtain, and even periodically wrote and directed his own films, such as 1981's Sing, Cowboy, Sing. The new center of Reed's musical career became Czechoslovakia, where he usually recorded the albums that later made their way to the U.S.S.R. and East Germany.
In 1985, Reed returned to Denver for a screening of the biographical documentary American Rebel, for which Reed recorded the new song "Nobody Knows Me Back in My Hometown," written specifically about his life by John Rosenburg. The following year, Reed was slated to begin work on the self-penned film Bloody Heart. Just before production was to begin in June 1986, Reed's body was found in a lake near his East Berlin home. The cause of his death was never officially determined. In 1992, the BBC aired a documentary on Reed's life, titled Comrade Rockstar, which was written and narrated by Reggie Nadelson and later released in book form; the following year, German director Peter Gehrig put together Glamour and Protest, another chronicle of Reed's life. In late 2001, it was announced that Tom Hanks had signed with Dreamworks to star in a fictionalized account of Reed's life.

1. Dean Reed - Our Summer Romance (2:07)

2. Dean Reed - Hummingbird (2:07)

3. Dean Reed - I Ain't Got You (2:27)

4. Dean Reed - I Kissed A Queen (2:22)

5. Dean Reed - A pair of Scissors (take 18 ) (2:13)

6. Dean Reed - Donna Donna (2:21)

7. Dean Reed - Female Hercules (2:13)

8. Dean Reed - You By My Side ( La Novia) (2:51)

9. Dean Reed - Annabelle (2:05)

10. Dean Reed - The Search (2:05)

11. Dean Reed - Don't Let Her Go (2:30)

12. Dean Reed - Once Again (2:49)

13. Dean Reed - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (2:27)

14. Dean Reed - La Novia ( You By My Side ) (2:50)

15. Dean Reed - Pistolero (2:09)

16. Dean Reed - I'll Be There (2:34)

17. Dean Reed - No Wonder (2:30)

18. Dean Reed - A Pais Of Scissors ( Take 17 ) (1:44)
Released to coincide with the German documentary Der Rote Elvis [The Red Elvis], The Very Strange Story of Dean Reed: The Red Elvis! reissues all of Dean Reed's Capitol and Imperial recordings from the late '50s and early '60s. Reed later became an international figure because of his left-wing political activism and relocation to East Germany in the '70s, but his early recordings are conventional teen idol pop sides that in no way reflect his later politics. "The Search" was a very minor U.S. hit in 1959, but that's as close as Reed came to finding success in his homeland. When "Our Summer Romance" became a huge hit in South America the following year, he followed his fame and moved to the Southern hemisphere to perform there not long after his Capitol contract ran out in 1961. Reed wrote a handful of his early songs, but most came from the pens of professional songsmiths such as Barry Mann, Barry de Vorzon, and Boudleaux Bryant. Although a few of his recordings are teen pop versions of country songs, like Bill Carlisle's "Female Hercules" and the Davis Sisters' "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know," and "Pistolero" is a Mexican-American story-song of the sort associated with Marty Robbins, Reed's style is pure pop. He is a capable vocalist, but sometimes goes overboard with his vocal stylings; his recording of "Donna Donna," for one, is markedly inferior to Kris Jensen's version because of Reed's overly dramatic performance. Reed's biography is fascinating, but his music will be of interest only to viewers of his documentary and the most avid collectors of teen music from the period

Tom Jones - Tom Sings The Beatles (2007)

Tom Jones became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-'60s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music — pop, rock, show tunes, country, dance, and techno, he's sung it all. His actual style — a full-throated, robust baritone that had little regard for nuance and subtlety — never changed, he just sang over different backing tracks. On-stage, Jones played up his sexual appeal; it didn't matter whether he was in an unbuttoned shirt or a tuxedo, he always radiated a raw sexuality, which earned him a large following of devoted female fans who frequently threw underwear on-stage. Jones' following never diminished over the decades; he was able to exploit trends, earning new fans while retaining his core following.

Born Thomas John Woodward, Tom Jones began singing professionally in 1963, performing as Tommy Scott with the Senators, a Welsh beat group. In 1964, he recorded a handful of solo tracks with record producer Joe Meek and shopped them to various record companies to little success. Later in the year, Decca producer Peter Sullivan discovered Tommy Scott performing in a club and directed him to manager Phil Solomon. It was a short-lived partnership and the singer soon moved back to Wales, where he continued to sing in local clubs. At one of the shows, he gained the attention of former Viscounts singer Gordon Mills, who had become an artist manager. Mills signed Scott, renamed him Tom Jones, and helped him record his first single for Decca, "Chills and Fever," which was released in late 1964. "Chills and Fever" didn't chart but "It's Not Unusual," released in early 1965, became a number one hit in the U.K. and a Top Ten hit in the U.S. The heavily orchestrated, over the top pop arrangements perfectly meshed with Jones' swinging, sexy image, guaranteeing him press coverage, which translated into a series of hits, including "Once Upon a Time," "Little Lonely One," and "With These Hands." During 1965, Mills also secured a number of film themes for Jones to record, including the Top Ten hit "What's New Pussycat?" (June 1965) and "Thunderball" (December 1965).
Jones' popularity began to slip somewhat by the middle of 1966, causing Mills to redesign the singer's image into a more respectable, mature tuxedoed crooner. Jones also began to sing material that appealed to a broad audience, like the country songs "Green, Green Grass of Home" and "Detroit City." The strategy worked, as he returned to the top of the charts in the U.K. and began hitting the Top 40 again in the U.S. For the remainder of the '60s, he scored a consistent string of hits in both Britain and America. At the end of the decade, Jones relocated to America, where he hosted the television variety program This Is Tom Jones. Running between 1969 and 1971, the show was a success and laid the groundwork for the singer's move to Las Vegas in the early '70s. Once he moved to Vegas, Jones began recording less, choosing to concentrate on his lucrative club performances. After Gordon Mills died in the late '70s, Jones' son, Mark Woodward, became the singer's manager. The change in management prompted Jones to begin recording again. This time, he concentrated on the country market, releasing a series of slick Nashville-styled country-pop albums in the early '80s that earned him a handful of hits.
Jones' next image makeover came in 1988, when he sang Prince's "Kiss" with the electronic dance outfit the Art of Noise. The single became a Top Ten hit in the U.K. and reached the American Top 40, which led to a successful concert tour and a part in a recording of Dylan Thomas' voice play, Under Milk Wood. The singer then returned to the club circuit, where he stayed for several years. In 1993, Jones performed at the Glastonbury Festival in England, where he won an enthusiastic response from the young crowd. Soon, he was on the comeback trail again, releasing the alternative dance-pop album The Lead and How to Swing It in the fall of 1994; the record was a moderate hit, gaining some play in dance clubs. Jones enjoyed an even bigger hit with 1999's Reload, which featured duets with an array of contemporaries and those he influenced. Three years later, he worked with Wyclef Jean to produce Mr. Jones, and 2004 brought another collaboration, Tom Jones and Jools Holland. In 2008, he released another commercial and critical success, 24 Hours, which featured Jones' classic sound backed by contemporary productions from Future Cut, Nellee Hooper, and Betty Wright.

01 We Can Work It Out 02:38

02 The Long And Winding Road 02:29

03 Got To Get You Into My Life 02:27

04 Yesterday 02:58

05 Twist & Shout 01:43

06 Can't Buy Me Love 01:39

07 Let It Be 02:59

08 (Just Like) Starting Over 01:52

09 Lady Madonna 02:48

10 Roll Over Beethoven 01:42

Raphael - Digan Lo K Digan


Spanish star Rafael Martos was born in May 5, 1942. At the age of nine, Raphael came in first place at a children's festival where contestants from all over Europe were competing. In 1966, Raphael represented Spain at Eurovisiуn's festival with his song "Yo Soy Aquel" and one more time the following year with "Hablemos de Amor."

By that time, the artist's popularity was reaching America, allowing him to perform at New York's Madison Square Garden. Raphael's acting career started in 1962, playing a role in the movie Te Voy a Contar Mi Vida, directed by Antonio de Amo. A starring role was played by Raphael in the 1966 movie Cuando Tъ No Estas. One of Raphael's major achievements has been learning different languages to reach as many people as possible, singing and recording in English, French, Italian, and even Japanese, performing at the most important venues around the world such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Paris' Olympia, Moscow's Bolshoi, and Sydney's Opera House. In 1987, Raphael celebrated his 25th career anniversary, making history for being able to reunite 114,000 fans at Santiago Bernabeu's stadium. In 1998, the artist published his biography in a 569-page book called їY Maсana Quй?.

1. RAPHAEL - Acuarela del rнo (2:55)

2. RAPHAEL - Al margen de la vida (2:52)

3. RAPHAEL - Cierro mis ojos (3:35)

4. RAPHAEL - Digan lo que digan (2:43)

5. RAPHAEL - Hoy mejor que maГ±ana (2:39)

6. RAPHAEL - Llorona (3:50)

7. RAPHAEL - Mi gran noche (3:04)

8. RAPHAEL - Mi hermano (2:24)

9. RAPHAEL - Que nadie sepa mi sufrir (3:25)

10. RAPHAEL - Tema de amor (2:32)

11. RAPHAEL - Un hombre vendrГЎ (2:50)

12. RAPHAEL - Verano (2:17)

Friday, April 23, 2010

The 31st of February - The 31st of February(1968)

The 31st of February made an obscure album for Vanguard in the late 1960s that was typical of many LPs of the time that didn't make an impression. There was a little bit of folk-rock, a little bit of psychedelia, and a little bit of pop. Ultimately it didn't have a lot of significance, without memorable original material or a consistent or interesting style, though the playing and singing is competent, and the mood usually reflective. All of their members, though, went on to projects that made a more lasting commercial impact. Butch Trucks became drummer for the Allman Brothers; Scott Boyer played in Cowboy; and bassist David Brown went to Santana.
The 31st of February consisted of Charles Scott Boyer (vocals, 12-string guitar, songwriter), David Brown (bass guitar, tenor saxaphone, songwriter) and Butch Trucks, Jr. (drums, songwriter). Recorded at Henry Stone’s studio in 1968 and produced by Steve Alaimo and Brad Shapiro. They first recorded at Henry Stone’s original upstairs eight-track studio.

1. Sandcastles

2. Porcelain Mirrors

3. Broken Day

4. Wrong

5. The Greener Isle

6. Cod’ine

7. A Different Kind Of Head

8. Pedestals

9. Free

10. A Nickel’s Worth Of Benny’s Help

11. Pick A Gripe

12. Cries of Treason

13. In The Morning When I’m Real
While there's nothing particularly objectionable about the 31st of February's sole album, there's nothing exciting or memorable about it either. It's average late-'60s pop-psychedelic/folk-rock, dominated by the songs of either Scott Boyer or David Brown, though they also cover Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Cod'ine," Jackie DeShannon's obscure "The Greener Isle," and the Dan Penn-Spooner Oldham-Chips Moman collaboration "Sandcastles." Light, reflective folk-rock is the primary color, slightly more downbeat than upbeat (heard to its best effect on "Porcelain Mirrors" and the lugubrious "Cries of Treason"), with a faint Baroque tinge to some of the arrangements and the occasional orchestration. There's a bit of California psychedelic freakout as well on "A Nickel's Worth of Benny's Help," though again this doesn't get too far out or interesting.
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