Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers were a British instrumental beat group in the early 1960s. Originally based in East Anglia, England, the Jaywalkers, comprising Peter Miller (lead guitar), Tony Webster (rhythm guitar), Mac McIntyre (tenor saxophone/flute), Lloyd Baker (piano/baritone saxophone), Geoff Moss (acoustic bass), Johnny Larke (electric bass), and Peter Jay (drums), pre-dated the British beat boom.
They scored a minor hit in 1962 with ‘Can Can 62’, but despite an unquestioned competence, their rather stilted act became increasingly anachronistic."Can Can 62", was produced by Joe Meek and reached the British singles chart in 1962. The group attempted a more contemporary image with several R&B-based releases, and in 1966 a restructured line-up emerged under the name Peter Jay And The New Jaywalkers. Now reduced to a quintet, the unit featured vocalist Terry Reid, but despite an impressive appearance on the Rolling Stones’ UK tour, they disbanded by the end of that year.The group toured with both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones before disbanding in 1966.
Having caught the tail-end of the instrumental boom with hit 45 ‘Can Can ‘62’, they recorded a further eight singles for Decca and then Pye, many produced by the legendary Joe Meek.
This is the first time that The Jaywalkers’ recordings have officially been compiled onto CD, remastered from the original tapes.
Both Peter Jay and guitarist ‘Big Boy’ Pete Miller are cooperating with this release, via a raft of anecdotes and rare photos/images.
‘Parchman Farm’, ‘Before The Beginning’ and ‘Red Cabbage’ (as in ‘Green Onions’!) are now valuable collector’s items among the Mod fraternity.
Can Can '62 - Single Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
1.Can Can '62*
Peter Jay &The Jaywalkers - Jaywalkin' Singles 1962-1965 (2012)
* 01. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Can Can '62
* 02. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Redskins
03. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Totem Pole
04. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Jaywalker
05. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Poet Peasant
06. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Oo, La la
07. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Kansas City
08. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-The Parade Of The Tin Soldier
09. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-If You Love Me
10. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-You Girl
11. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Where Did Our Love Go
12. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Caroline
13. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Tonight You're Gonna Fall - J
14. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Red Cabbage
15. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Parchman Farm
17. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Before The Beginning
* 19. Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers-Mistral (bonus)
Tracks 16 (What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One);18 ( Solitaire) missing...
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