Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Match - A New Light (1969)

Tom Jones - Live at Caesar's Palace (1971)

Gene Rockwell - Portrait of Gene (1968)

Billy Joe Royal - Very Best of: The Columbia Years 1965-1972

The Royal Guardsmen - Anthology 2

JOHN LAMERS - THE STORY OF... with Cees & His Skyliners

Alphabeat - Pop Psych (1967-70)

The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral

One of the oddest one-hit wonders of the '60s, the New Vaudeville Band -- true to their name -- drew from the swinging vaudeville, trad jazz, and British music hall styles of the '20s and '30s to create a distinctively anachronistic brand of novelty pop. The group was masterminded by producer/songwriter Geoff Stephens, who in 1966 convened a group of mostly anonymous studio musicians (including drummer Henry Harrison) to record a jaunty, old-timey British number he'd written called "Winchester Cathedral." Though Stephens was credited as the vocalist on the track, it was later confirmed to be sung by ex-Ivy League/Flowerpot Men/First Class vocalist John Carter, who sang through his hands to simulate the sound of a megaphone (as on old Rudy Vallee records). "Winchester Cathedral" was an enormous hit, climbing into the British Top Five and going all the way to number one in America, where it also won a Grammy. Stephens suddenly needed a band for touring purposes and at first invited the similarly backward-looking Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band to serve as the living, breathing New Vaudeville Band. Collectively, the group declined, but their saxophonist Bob "Pops" Kerr signed on, joining a lineup that featured Harrison, guitarist Mick Wilsher, keyboardist Stan Haywood, trombonist Hugh "Shuggy" Watts, bassists Neil Korner and Chris Eddy, and new vocalist Alan Klein, who performed under the alias Tristram, Seventh Earl of Cricklewood. The band issued its debut album -- titled, naturally, Winchester Cathedral -- in 1967, and though they were one-hit wonders in the States (in spite of their touring success there), they notched two more popular singles in the U.K. that year: the Top Ten "Peek-a-Boo" and the Top 20 "Finchley Central." The latter song became the title track of their second album, released by Fontana toward the end of the year. In 1968, the group played a major role on the film soundtrack The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, but their novelty was beginning to wear off with the record-buying public. The band retreated to the English cabaret circuit, where they eked out a profitable (if lower-profile) existence for some time to come; they also played Las Vegas on occasion and released U.K.-only singles in 1973 and 1976. With numerous personnel shifts in its declining years, the group finally broke up for good in 1988. Kerr, meanwhile, kept the flame of British eccentricity burning with his own Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band.
01. New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
02. New Vaudeville Band - Finchley Central
03. New Vaudeville Band - Peek-A-Boo
04. New Vaudeville Band - Amy
05. New Vaudeville Band - I Was Lord Kitchner's Valet
06. New Vaudeville Band - Green Street Green
07. New Vaudeville Band - Holiday Inn
08. New Vaudeville Band - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
09. New Vaudeville Band - Sadie Moonshine
10. New Vaudeville Band - If I Had A Talking Picture Of You
11. New Vaudeville Band - Lili Marlene
12. New Vaudeville Band - Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
13. New Vaudeville Band - So Tired
14. New Vaudeville Band - Whispering
15. New Vaudeville Band - Oh Donna Clara
16. New Vaudeville Band - Tap Your Feet (And Go Bo-De-Do-De-Do)
17. New Vaudeville Band - Whatever Happened To Phyllis Puke
18. New Vaudeville Band - 14 Lovely Women
19. New Vaudeville Band - Rosie
20. New Vaudeville Band - That's All For Now Sugar Baby
21. New Vaudeville Band - Reflections
22. New Vaudeville Band - Shirl
23. New Vaudeville Band - Diana Goodbye
24. New Vaudeville Band - Shine On Harvest Moon

VA - Mersey Sounds (Vol's 1-4)

Sean Buckley Set - Hit House Hits (1966)

The Rivieras - Let's Have A Party (1964)

THE BATS - Turn On You/Image (1969\1968) South Africa

Heimatliche Klänge Vol. 10 - 20

The Gloomy Moon / Singers The Gloomys - 45'

From Jancy

The Gloomy Moon Singers (1962-1967) were the house band at Berlin`s Riverboat Club. In 1964 they came in second in a battle of the bands at the Star Club, losing the first prize to the more stylish Lords. They recorded one more 45 for the Telefunken label before changing to simply The Gloomys, and more of a pop direction. The most famous band member of The Gloomy Moon Singers was Frank Zander, a German Pop singer who had many hits, singing novelty songs in his gruff trade-mark voice.

The song Zieht euch warm an ( dress warmly) is an advice to all teenage lovers making out at night in the parks and also a threat by the mothers and the fathers ( like prepare yourself: the trouble that your in for, once you get home) with a great trebly guitar sound…

The Gloomy Moon Singers

01 - Zieht Euch warm an

02 - Wenn Du Willst - DECCA D 19551

03 - Kein andres Mдdchen hat Augen so wie Du

04 - Du hast mir geschworen – DECCA D 19555

05 - Swing Low

06 - Keep On Dancing

07 - Hang On Sloopy

The Gloomys

08 - Tomorrow I Will Marry

09 - Let Me Dream – Hansa 12908 AT

10 - Pretty Jane

11 - In My Dreams – Hansa 14433 AT

12 - I’m A Bum – Hansa 14738 AT

13 - Mary-Ann

14 - So Long My Love – Hansa 14882 AT


King Size Taylor & The Dominoes - Early Recording (1957-1958)

The Eyes - Arrival of the Eyes

The New Colony Six - Sides(1966-1974)

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