Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Cherokees - Oh Monah&Go!!





Named after a popular ice cream of the time, the Cherokees were formed in 1961 from the remnants of Johnny Chester's backing band the Chessmen and began playing Shadows-styled music around Melbourne, Australia.

Signing with W&G Records, the Cherokees released two singles and the rare Here Come the Cherokees album in 1965. They began playing pop reminiscent of the Beatles and moved to the short-lived Go! label. Several of their singles made the Top 40 in Melbourne. By 1967, the Cherokees were playing swing-styled music and several more singles again made the Melbourne Top 40. An album followed, Oh Monah!, but with the collapse of Go!, the band was left without a deal. Despite releasing one more single on Festival records and supporting the Monkees during their tour of Australia in October 1968, the Cherokees broke up at the end of the year.







Friday, October 25, 2013

Michaj Burano - Gwiazdy polskiego big beatu (2013)


 Michaj Burano (born October 29, 1944 in Tashkent) - Gypsy origin musician, singer, composer, also a songwriter and actor.
He also appeared as John Mike Arlow, Michael Mihaj, Steve Luca


Michaj Burano, właśc. Wasyl Michaj, pseud. także John Mike Arlow, Michael Michaj, Steve Luca (ur. 29 października 1944 w Taszkencie), polski wokalista, kompozytor, gwiazda big bitu, także autor tekstów piosenek i aktor.

Urodził się w rodzinie należącej do romskiej grupy Lowarów. Występować zaczął w wieku 6 lat (ok. 1950 r.) w kierowanym przez ojca zespole Cyganów mołdawskich (Zespół Pieśni i Tańca Cyganów Mołdawskich).

Podczas trasy koncertowej po Polsce w 1952 roku, rodzina postanowiła osiedlić się w okolicach Lublina.

Stamtąd Wasyl wyjechał do Gdańska, gdzie dostrzegł go Franciszek Walicki. Występy zaczął z grupą Rythm and Blues w roku 1959. Wtedy też przyjął pseudonim artystyczny Burano (po romsku „burza”).

Jego kariera zaczęła się od występów z zespołami Czerwono-Czarni, którego był solistą w latach 1960-1963, a później Niebiesko-Czarni (1963-1966).



W grudniu 1963 roku został zaproszony do paryskiej Olympii, gdzie występował ze swym zespołem jako pierwszy artysta zza żelaznej kurtyny. Razem z Niebiesko-Czarnymi odniósł spory sukces na kilku festiwalach muzycznych we Francji. Burano (pod pseudonimem Steve Luca) nagrywał płyty dla wytwórni RCA.



W marcu 1968 roku wrócił do Polski i zaczął eksperymentować z własną formacją Burano & leske Rom. Zespół okazał się wielkim sukcesem i zyskał sporą popularność.

VA - FLANDERS 60's BEAT GENERATION VOLUME 9








VA - Brum Beat






The Hot Jumpers - Very Best Of

The Hot Jumpers where one of the best Indo Rock bands from Holland in '57 and '65 that became famous due to the way they played American Rock 'n Roll with an Indonesian touch. This album is a great compilation with their best work and recommended to fans of good old rock & roll and Indo Rock. Lead singer Jim Pownall also made a solo album and 4 together with his wife Eve and their band Jim & Eve Selection





Heimatliche Klaenge vol3


Heimatliche Klänge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Kleinlabels
Native Sounds - Small German Record-Labels
vol.3

01 - Please kiss me / The Divers CCA 5007   
02 - It is good
03 - Hallo Playboy / Little Evelyn & the Conquerors CCA 5008
04 - Denk mal darüber nach   
05 - She`s gone / The High Spirits CCA 5009
06 - Give me your love
07 - Vergessen / The Loving Hearts CCA 5010
08 - Manchmal wenn ich träume
09 - Manchmal wenn ich träume (stereo)
10 - Leave it to me / The Twangy Guitars CCA 5011
11 - God is my life
12 - Die erste Liebe / Eddy,Tamara,Benny & the Divers CCA 5012
13 - Glück und Glas


Heimatliche Klaenge vol2


 Heimatliche Klänge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Kleinlabels
Native Sounds - Small German Record-Labels
vol.2

01 - Stalactite / Monique & les Tridents CCA 5001
02 - Rien du tout
03 - Ann Louise / The Saphires CCA 5002
04 - I want a Baby like you
05 - Space race / The Towners CCA 5003
06 - Piccadilly
07 - Three steps to heaven / Johnny Cliff & the Conquerors CCA 5004
08 - Sometimes
09 - Crazy, crazy / The Safaris CCA 5005
10 - I think of you
11 - Stranger / The Steadtfasts CCA 5006
12 - T' was on a Monday

The Mops - Psychedelic Sounds in Japan (1968)


Among hardcore 1960s rock collectors who have an interested in Japanese bands of the period, the Mops are one of the biggest acts in the genre, even if that genre is barely known to English-speaking listeners due to some linguistic barriers, and its general obscurity outside of Japan. Their 1968 album Psychedelic Sounds in Japan is certainly the Mops LP that's gained the widest international exposure, as it's the one with the most garage-psychedelic style and has rewarded the efforts of avid collectors around the world. In fact, the Mops were even marketed as "the first psychedelic band in Japan" in their homeland, though as psychedelia goes, it's pretty raw, verging on garage-punk at times. In truth, it's more attractive for the crazed energy of the performances -- and the odd juxtaposition of the earnestness of the singing and playing with the unhinged bent of the arrangements -- than for the originality of the music. It's distinguished from other sounds of its sort, perhaps, by the manic fervor of youngsters discovering British and American psychedelia without quite having the vocabulary (musical and otherwise) to execute it with nearly as much polish as their inspirations. On the Japanese-language songs in particular, this leads to some melodic angles, anguished vocals, and rudimentary fuzz guitar blasts that can sound fairly exotic to Western ears, though they're not exactly catchy. The English-sung tunes comprising more than half the album are mostly covers of foreign hits (the zany self-identifying anthem "I Am Just a Mops" being an exception), and while there's a charge to be gotten by hearing them tackle classics by the Animals and Jefferson Airplane with naive zeal, they're not exactly stunning interpretations, let alone close to being on the level of the originals. They also make an ambitious foray into raga-rock with "Kienai Omoi," complete with sitar. As a whole, the record's an interesting if flawed relic of a time when Japanese rock was just finding its feet, with a clumsy yet endearingly passionate force. [The 2010 British CD reissue on RPM (with English-language historical liner notes) marks the first time it's been licensed outside Japan, and includes two bonus tracks from their 1968 non-LP single "Omae No Subete O"/"Atsuku Narenai," both of which find them getting into dissociative distorted-guitar-fueled sounds far freakier than anything on the album. Note that this reissue does not include one of the tracks from the original LP, "Blind Bird," which has never been made available for any reissue of the album due to its controversial lyrics.]



VA - London Beat


 1. [02:52] The Peers - Black Is Black
2. [02:17] The Spots - I'm Still In Love With You
3. [01:51] The Duke of Soho - Lovin' Time
4. [02:03] The Spots - Baby, When You Walk
5. [02:25] The Peers - Yellow Submarine
6. [02:27] The Peers - Winchester Cathedral
7. [02:29] The Spots - Sadness And Tears
8. [02:17] The Duke of Soho - Hey, Wait For Me
9. [02:22] The Spots - I Just Want To Tell You
10. [03:54] The Peers - Mini Skirt Over Her Knees
11. [02:26] The Duke of Soho - Shake Again Time
12. [02:39] The Peers - When The Saints Go Marchin' In
13. [01:40] The Duke of Soho - Bach Meets The Duke
14. [02:33] The Peers - Non-Stop
15. [02:30] The Duke of Soho - Mod On Mod



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Mops - Psychedelic Sounds in Japan (1968)



Among hardcore 1960s rock collectors who have an interested in Japanese bands of the period, the Mops are one of the biggest acts in the genre, even if that genre is barely known to English-speaking listeners due to some linguistic barriers, and its general obscurity outside of Japan. Their 1968 album Psychedelic Sounds in Japan is certainly the Mops LP that's gained the widest international exposure, as it's the one with the most garage-psychedelic style and has rewarded the efforts of avid collectors around the world. In fact, the Mops were even marketed as "the first psychedelic band in Japan" in their homeland, though as psychedelia goes, it's pretty raw, verging on garage-punk at times. In truth, it's more attractive for the crazed energy of the performances -- and the odd juxtaposition of the earnestness of the singing and playing with the unhinged bent of the arrangements -- than for the originality of the music. It's distinguished from other sounds of its sort, perhaps, by the manic fervor of youngsters discovering British and American psychedelia without quite having the vocabulary (musical and otherwise) to execute it with nearly as much polish as their inspirations. On the Japanese-language songs in particular, this leads to some melodic angles, anguished vocals, and rudimentary fuzz guitar blasts that can sound fairly exotic to Western ears, though they're not exactly catchy. The English-sung tunes comprising more than half the album are mostly covers of foreign hits (the zany self-identifying anthem "I Am Just a Mops" being an exception), and while there's a charge to be gotten by hearing them tackle classics by the Animals and Jefferson Airplane with naive zeal, they're not exactly stunning interpretations, let alone close to being on the level of the originals. They also make an ambitious foray into raga-rock with "Kienai Omoi," complete with sitar. As a whole, the record's an interesting if flawed relic of a time when Japanese rock was just finding its feet, with a clumsy yet endearingly passionate force. [The 2010 British CD reissue on RPM (with English-language historical liner notes) marks the first time it's been licensed outside Japan, and includes two bonus tracks from their 1968 non-LP single "Omae No Subete O"/"Atsuku Narenai," both of which find them getting into dissociative distorted-guitar-fueled sounds far freakier than anything on the album. Note that this reissue does not include one of the tracks from the original LP, "Blind Bird," which has never been made available for any reissue of the album due to its controversial lyrics.]



Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Animals - Animals Blues Years




Bill Kimber and The Couriers - Swinging Fashion&Shakin up a Storm (2 in1) 1964-1965






This group, formed in the 1960s, included two Sloane old boys, Bill Kimber on rhythm guitar and vocals and Alan Tiuner on drums. Others in the line-up were Richard Laws - vocals and lead guitar, Peter Fairweather - vocals and bass guitar and Barry Ashby who joined in 1965 as a vocalist. They didn't chart in this country with songs that included covers of the Swinging Blue Jeans' Hippy Hippy Shake and the Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand, but became massive in South Africa. Their South African recordings, Shakin' Up A Storm and Swinging Fashion, are very collectable and fetch ?100+ each in mint condition and their 1968 Parlophone recording, Kilburn Towers/Goodbye, whilst not as valuable is still a collector's item. Bill Kimber also recorded as a solo artist as William E Kimber and two of his albums, William Kimber and Art of William Kimber are also sought after by collectors. A South African website remembers them, in 1964, as one of the hottest "new wave" groups in the business and says they're a "talented group of London boys (they're all under twenty) who are being launched into the pop world of music in an unusual way- they're getting their big kick-off in South Africa."
Their promotion included, in the style of Beatles' films of the era, a 90 minute film, made in South Africa, that showed them touring the country. David Hemmings was also in this film as were Brian Poole and The Tremeloes whom the group were later to tour England with. This film, described at the time as 'a musical comedy in English' and the 'most unusual film ever made in South Africa', included over twenty songs, mainly standards like Long Tall Sally and I Got My Mojo Working, to make up for the lack of plot, no logical sequence of events and the fact that the screenply was written as they went along. The group were described as 'specialists in the Mersey beat, the contemporary folk music which was originally popularised by The Beatles. The music is characterised by an accented beat, vocals which are screamed rather than sung, and electric guitars tuned and amplified to an excruciating pitch."
As a group, The Couriers owed their existence to Johannesburg-born Frank Fenter and it was he who arranged for them to go to South Africa to make what was that country's first English language musical. They don't seem to have achieved the 'lucrative career' that was predicted for them.

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01 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - I Want To Hold Your Hand02 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Johnny B. Goodel03 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Misery04 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Hold Me Tight05 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Talkin' Bout You06 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Twist And Shout07 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Hippy Hippy Shake08 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Farmer John09 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - I'll Never Get Over You10 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - That's What I Want11 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Alright12 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Road Runner13 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Money14 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - I Wanna Be Your Man15 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Can't Get Used To Losing You16 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Be Mine17 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - No Particular Place To Go18 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Come Home To Me 18 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Come Home To Me19 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Come On, Come On, Come On20 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Windy And Warm21 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Life Without You22 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - I'm A Hog For You Baby23 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Something Else24 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - When You Gonna Say25 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - I Wanna Know26 - Bill Kimber & The Couriers - Carteen


Heimatliche Klaenge vol1


Heimatliche Klänge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Kleinlabels
Native Sounds - Small German Record-Label vol.1



01 - Ich bin Dein Fan / The Bonnies LBC 1001

02 - Teen-Teen Mary-Lou

03 - Here I go again / The Silhouettes LBC 1002

04 - Küßt Du mich nicht heute nacht

05 - Cadillac / The Pipelines LBC 1003

06 - Hey Baby i want to dance with you

07 - My honey-bunny / The Mad Classix LBC 1004

08 - It's never too late

09 - Crying over you / The Silhouettes LBC 1005

10 - Teil me Baby

11 - Love me true / The Strangers LBC 1006

12 - For your love

13 - Kiss me once again / The Pipelines LBC 1007

14 - It`s only make believe

15 - Wenn du von mir gehst - The Bonnies unreleased



Heimatliche Klänge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Kleinlabels

Native Sounds - Small German Record-Labels

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

RHYTHM-ROCKERS - Soul Surfin' 1963




RICKY & THE RHYTHM STRINGS 2CD's (Rarity Records)



Indo Rock formation "Ricky & The Rhythm Strings" was founded early 1960's. Their success covering American rock 'n roll songs was mostly in Belgium and Holland. The group is still performing at reunions from time tot time and made 2 great albums like this one named "Rock And Roll With" (a best of album with 22 original recordings). Recommended ! (see also their more recent country rock & roll album "Now And Forever").

Track info:

1. Almost Grown
2. My Girl Josephine
3. Invitation To The Blues
4. Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
5. Santa Claus Boogie (instr.)
6. Say Mama
7. Smokey Mountain Boogie
8. Hippy Hippy Shake
9. Ling Ting Tong
10. Yellow Jacket (instr.)
11. Please Release Me
12. My Babe
13. Little Queenie
14. C'est Si Bon
15. My Shadow (jnstr.)
16. Jeopardy
17. Cigarettes And Coffee Blues (alt.track)
18. My Darling I Love You
19. Smokey Mountain Boogie (alt.track)
20. Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
21. Quando Blues (instr.)
22. Once (instr.)


1   Little Queeny
2   Take Your Memory When
3   Lady
4   Mister Tschang Aus Chinatown
5   Josephine
6   So Long
7   Forgive Me
8   Teardrops
9   How's My Ex Treating You
10   Perdido
11   If Tommorrow Never Comes
12   I Love You A Thousand Ways
13   Linda Lu
14   Three Nights A Week
15   Mambo Jambo
16   Neon Moon
17   Tears On My Pillow
18   The Losing Side Of Me
19   Teluk Bayur


THE BOYS - In London

Het eerste solo album van de uit België afkomstige instrumentale gitaar groep "The Boys" is een heerlijk album met maar liefst 24 songs en in een geheel eigen stijl van spelen. Dit album mag absoluut niet ontbreken in de collectie van de instrumentaal gitaar muziek liefhebber. (zie ook het album "In London")

Het tweede solo album van de uit België afkomstige instrumentale gitaargroep "The Boys" is opnieuw weer een hoogtepunt. 3 eigen nummers + 2 nummers speciaal geschreven door Lennaert Clerwall. Natuurlijk ook enkele bekende covers maar geheel in eigen stijl. Dit album mag absoluut niet ontbreken in de collectie van de liefhebber. 

1. Shawschank Redemption (02:28)
2. Piccadilly (02:21)
3. The Lost City (02:07)
4. Johnny Guitar (02:58)
5. My Boots (02:57)
6. La Rosita (02:41)
7. Dance On (02:12)
8. Way Back Home (02:06)
9. The Frightened City (02:18)
10. Listen To My Heart (02:04)
11. Stampede (02:16)
12. Old Faithful (01:54)
13. In Your Blue Eyes (02:53)
14. Kon-Tiki (01:50)
15. Silver Beach (03:31)
16. Riders In The Sky (02:24)
17. Theme From Shane (02:19)
18. The Box (02:03)
19. The Old Time (02:33)
20. The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt (02:49)



THE JOKERS (Rarity Records)


Ronny Sigo - guitar
Jos Clauwers - guitar
Jos Raes - bass
Dany Pepermans - drums

Ronny Sigo & Jos Clauwers formed young Belgian band 'The Jokers' (from Antwerp) in the late fifties and played mostly instrumentals in The Shadows' vein to the point where their guitarist Ronny Sigo is often described as the Belgian Hank Marvin. Their singles were formulaic in that the 'A' side was usually instrumental pop/rock coupled with a slower, perhaps smother flip.

Their success spread across much of mainland Europe and Japan, releasing records in Belgium, Holland, Japan, USA (where they were known as 'The Fabulous Jokers') Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand & Spain. They recorded an album in Spain, with stereo sound in 1962 which was still very novel at the time. Their worldwide album sales exceed 850,000 despite lack of recognition in the UK.

They softened the sound in 1967 and by 1969 they had called it a day though Sigo continues to use the name to release new recordings made with session musicians.








24 indfødte lyde - Native Sounds - Denmark Record-Labels





indfødte lyde  - Native Sounds - Denmark Record-Labels
vol. 24

The Bootjacks - I've Got My Mojo Working
The Bootjacks - My Babe
The Bootjacks - My Bass Guitar
The Bootjacks - Red Big Car
The Bootjacks - Route 66
The Bootjacks - Stoned
The Bootjacks - Summertime
The Bootjacks - Tell Me
The Bootjacks - The Circle
Weedons - Do wah diddy, diddy
Weedons - Eden Bar Twist
Weedons - Shimmy Shimmy
Weedons - Whole lotta shakin going on
X-Group - All The Time
X-Group - Another Saturday Night
X-Group - Have Mercy
X-Group - Temptation
Zorros - All My Sorrows
Zorros - Train Of Love

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