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

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

Customer Reviews

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)

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.

Jolliver Arkansaw - Home (1969)

Jolliver Arkansaw was the group originally known as Bo Grumpus -- they were a quartet formed in Boston as the Bait Shop, who moved to New York and took the name Bo Grumpus at the suggestion of producer Felix Pappalardi and his wife. They recorded one highly regarded album on Atco under that name before a label switch to Bell Records led to legal complications that forced them to relinquish the name Bo Grumpus. "Jolliver Arkansaw" was the new name under which the group -- Eddie Mottau (guitar), Joe Hutchinson (guitar, keyboards), Jim Colegrove (bass), and Ronnie Blake (drums) -- recorded their next album, Home, which was released in 1969. The group broke up early the next year. Mottau, Hutchinson, and Colgrove have all enjoyed long subsequent careers in music.

1.Frou Frou

2.Mr. Brennan

3.Bright As Fire

4.The Eye

5.A Girl Like Mary

6.Hatred Sun

7.Lisa My Love

8.Migrant Fowl

9.King Chaos

10.You Keep Me Satisfied

11.St. Justina

12.Gray Afternoon

The Blackbirds - No Destination (1968) Germany

The story of Blackbirds is the story of two different groups, both led by Werner Breinig. His first incarnation of Blackbirds was a beat group formed in Saarland 1965. Their album No Destination (1968) was only released in the UK on the Saga label. It consisted of psychedelic beat music comparable to the first Petards album. It is worth noting that German 'underground' albums were real rarities way back in 1968, the new underground scene had just began flowering with fresh bands like Amon Duul, Guru Guru and Tangerine Dream. The songs (ten in all) were short, but included some interesting organ work. Presumably the Blackbirds didn't quite match the musical revolution of the late sixties (as the above mentioned groups did!) and disbanded.

When Blackbirds resurfaced in 1971 with Touch Of Music (1971). They had adopted a nice, poetic and classical influenced progressive style. There was also room for some more powerful passages in-between, characteristic for the early seventies progressive music we all have learned to love. The album included six tracks in all and was released on the hideous Opp label where a Hairy Chapter album also found an outlet.
Both the Blackbirds albums are now very rare, it's hard to pinpoint the current asking price as it very much depends on what YOU are willing to pay. A very rough estimate would be 125 DEM for No Destination and 175 DEM for Touch Of Music.(COSMIC DREAMS AT PLAY)

Line-up / Musicians:

Werner Breinig - guitar, vocals
Heinz Koop - bass
Hubert Koop - organ
Helmut Vigneron - drums

Although the Blackbirds' debut LP sounded a year or two behind the times when it came out, it was a strange and intriguing disc, worth checking out by those who like the downcast and somber sound of '60s beat music from the low countries. At times this is eccentric R&B-influenced rock, but it's set aside from the norm by the odd church-psychedelic organ and strange bits of falsetto vocals that sound as sardonic as they do sincere. It might be due to an imperfect command of the English language, but the lyrics can get pretty weird and gloomy, too, as in the title track, which declares "I stay in my bed, 'cause a job is no destination" -- a pre-slacker statement of purpose, perhaps. Although this can approach elegiac ballad territory with a song like "Golden Son," it gets pretty out there with "She," in which the singer gutturally announces that "I have no problems, I have no work...all the people hate me, it doesn't touch me" before a frilly falsetto praises the virtues of "She," his reason for living. And if not for "She," he sounds like he'd be headed straight for the psychiatric ward. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

01. Golden Sun

02. Space

03. No Destination

04. Long Tall Dorothe

05. Sandmann's Bound

06. That's My Love

07. Girl I'm Wondering

08. Show Me That You Love Me

09. Something Different

10. She

Bonus Tracks:

11. Lead On Light

12. Sherry Baby

13. Burning Out For Rock'n Roll

14. Sherry Baby

Jerry Williams & The Violents At The Star-Club HH

Group 64


The Jellybabies, The Young Ones, The Telstars, The Postcards, Group X
and other great 1964 Groups
01 - A Hard Days Night

02 - Have I The Right

03 - The House Of The Rising Sun

04 - Needles And Pins

05 - It's All Over Now

06 - She Loves You

07 - Bits And Pieces

08 - Don't Throw Your Love Away

09 - Glad All Over

10 - The Rise And Fall Of Flingle Bunt

11 - I'll Cry Instead

12 - I Want To Hold Your Hand

Beat Party mit den Ravers aka The Tonics


Beat Party mit den Ravers aka The Tonics

01 - Tutti Frutti

02 - You Better Move On

03 - Jambalaja

04 - No Repley

05 - Rock And Roll Music

06 - Long Tall Sally

07 - Jailer Bring Me Water

08 - My Babe

09 - Slow Down

10 - Keep A Knockin'

11 - Too Much Monkey Business

12 - Ticket To Ride

Tommy James & The Shondells - Original Hits

Although packaged like something one might buy for $4.99 alongside a package of Slim Jims, an issue of Juggs, and a bottle of Mini-Thins at a truckstop on the outskirts of Flemington, NJ, the 18-track Tommy James & the Shondells compilation Original Hits is actually a pretty good introduction.

The liner notes are basic but informative, the sound quality is decent, and all the major hits are here, including the 1971 Tommy James solo smash "Draggin' the Line." James' records are an acquired taste at best -- his voice is often grating, his lyrics are insipid, and the early songs blur together indistinguishably; to his credit, he later attempted to expand his basic approach, and the psych-pop epics "Crimson and Clover" and "Crystal Blue Persuasion" are kind of cool in their way, but you really don't need more than this.~by Jason Ankeny

1. Tommy James & The Shondells - Hanky Panky (2:53)

2. Tommy James & The Shondells - Say I Am (What I Am) (2:30)

3. Tommy James & The Shondells - It's Only Love (2:15)

4. Tommy James & The Shondells - I Think We're Alone Now (2:08)

5. Tommy James & The Shondells - Mirage (2:37)

6. Tommy James & The Shondells - I Like The Way (2:40)

7. Tommy James & The Shondells - Gettin' Together (2:14)

8. Tommy James & The Shondells - Out Of The Blue (2:24)

9. Tommy James & The Shondells - Get Out Now (2:11)

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

11. Tommy James & The Shondells - Somebody Cares (2:41)

12. Tommy James & The Shondells - Do Something To Me (2:29)

13. Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson And Clover (3:27)

14. Tommy James & The Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine (4:28)

15. Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion (4:02)

16. Tommy James & The Shondells - Ball Of Fire (3:05)

17. Tommy James & The Shondells - She (1:58)

18. Tommy James & The Shondells - Draggin' The Line (2:45)

The Beat Merchants - The Beats Go On

The Beat Merchants were a talented British band of the early '60s who were equally adept at generating mainstream British pop/rock in the manner of the Roulettes and the Searchers or hard-driving bluesy rock & roll in the manner of the Rolling Stones and the Small Faces.

 Yet apart from their debut single, "Pretty Face" -- which made it to number 44 on the British charts -- they never made any commercial impression on audiences in England or America. They started life as a Shadows-influenced instrumental group from England's south coast called the Hustlers, consisting of guitarist Ralph Worman, bassist Geoff Farndell, rhythm guitarist Gavin Daneski... Read More...


- Peter Toal - vocals (1963)
- Chris Boyle - vocals (1963-65)
- Gavin Daneski - guitar, harmonica, vocals
- Geoff Farndell - bass, vocals
- Ralph Worman - guitar (1962-65)
- Les Rogers - drums (1962)
- Vic Sendall - drums (1962-66)
- Rick MacEvoy - guitar (1965)
- Alan Piggott - guitar (1965-66)

01. Pretty Face (Boyle, Daneski, Farndell, Worman, Sendall) - 1:53

02. Was Before (Farndell) - 2:52

03. Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero) - 2:40

04. Moanin' (Timmons, Hendrix) - 3:12

05. All She Wants Is Me (Daneski, Farndell) - 3:16

06. Reasons (Farndell) - 3:01

07. Talkin' About You (C.Berry) - 2:23

08. So Fine (J.Gribble) - 2:45

09. On A Summer Day (Daneski, Farndell) - 2:04

10. She Said Yeh (Jackson, Bono) - 2:24

11. Come On & Tell Me (Daneski) - 2:03

12. Fortune Teller (Ballard, Vance) - 2:30

13. So Fine (#2) (J.Gribble) - 2:44

14. Pretty Thing (E.McDaniel) - 2:25

15. What Have I Done (Daneski, Farndell) - 2:44

16. Messin' With The Man (M.Morganfield) - 2:13

17. Does It Show (Farndell) - 2:23

18. Rich Girl (Farndell) - 2:06

19. Not Guilty (Farndell) - 2:52

Listening to this 19-song compilation of official singles and demo tracks by the Beat Merchants, one just wants to ask, "What the hell went wrong?" Based on these sides, these guys had it all, a distinctive guitar attack, nicely coarse vocals, and a ton of collective charisma, but they never made it as a recording act. Whether they're engaging in Beatles-like balladry ("Was Before") or going head-to-head with the Rolling Stones on Muddy Waters' "Messin' With the Man," the Beat Merchants were making entertaining, exciting, and interesting records; even "Does It Show," a sub-Who hard rock ballad, is utterly diverting, and the best of the cuts here, "Pretty Face," "Moanin'," "Reasons," "So Fine," "On a Summer Day," "Pretty Thing," and "Not Guilty" -- the latter a sneering punk anthem from very late in their history, which shows they still had what it took as players and songwriter in 1966, without a recording contract to their names -- are as good as any archival releases by the Yardbirds and the Kinks et al.
Будущая группа The Beat Merchants была создана в Horsham (графство Sussex) в 1962 году под названием Hustlers или Peter & the Hustlers. Состав: Ralph Worman - лидер-гитара, его двоюродный брат Geoff Farndell - басs, Gavin Daneski - ритм-гитара и Les Rogers - ударные. Всем им было тогда 14-16 лет. Играли инструментальную музыку в стиле The Shadows. Затем их ударник попал в автокатастрофу, и они пригласили Vic Sendall из другой местной группы, Texans, а также взяли вокалиста Peter Toal. Затем певец Chris Boyle (также из Texans) заменил Pete Toal, эмигрировавшего в Австралию (группа стала называться The Beat Merchants). Группа была талантлива и легко выиграла конкурс National Boys' Club в Брайтоне с песнями Come On (Чак Берри) и Bo Diddley. Были совместные туры с Applejacks, Honeycombs, Lulu и Gene Vincent. Но вот с записями им не повезло - было выпущено всего два сингла (по одному в 1964 и 1965) - Pretty Face/Messin' With the Man и So Fine/She Said Yeah. Кстати, So Fine достигла 1-го места в чартах США, когда вышла там на B-стороне сингла Freddie & the Dreamers "You Were Made For Me". Затем Ralph Worman также решил эмигрировать - но в Канаду, и оставил группу в 1965 году. Энтузиазм молодых людей пропал (было им тогда лет по 18-20), повлюблялись, поженились, и ушли из шоу-бизнеса. Потом Farndell, Daneski и Sendall пытались создать новую группу (в 1968 - Permissive Society), но она как-то не прижилась. На этом диске записано всё, что смогли найти. Записи - моно, первоначальное качество некоторых треков оставляет желать лучшего.~ ( )