Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Merseymen & The Phantoms (2 in 1)

(Two Mega Rare Merseybeat LP. s on 1 CD 1964-65)
MP3\88Mb
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The Merseymen
Line-Up:
Bob Paris (Lead Guitar)
Mike Leyton (Vocals)
Jim Newton (Bass Guitar)
Dave Moan (Rhythm Guitar)
Jett Rink (Drums)
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In 1964, Phil Warren of Prestige Promotions, opened a club in Little Queen Street, Auckland, to capitalise on Beatlemania. He called the club the Beatle Inn and installed the Merseymen as its resident band.

The Merseymen had the credentials to play the beat music required, as three of its members all hailed from England. Mike Leyton (real name Mike Puddyfoot) and Dave Moan were both from London, and drummer Jett Rink had also only recently arrived in the country. Jett Rink's real name was John Tait and later on he was to use the name Dylan Tait, when he became a television reporter.

Bob Paris had been around the Auckland music scene for several years. His Bob Paris Combo had been the resident band at the Jive Centre in 1958. Jim Newton was originally from Wellington, but had left the group before the end of 1964. He was replaced by Ian McIntyre.

Not long after commencing their residency at the Beatle Inn, they were signed to Zodiac and quickly released an album called "A Visit To The Beatle Inn". .. MORE...
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The Phantoms
ALAN 'OLLIE' FENTON drms A B
BOB GARDE gtr A B
DAVE LINCOLN gtr A B
PETE WATSON bs A B
MIKE BRADY gtr
 ALBUM:
1( ) TWO SIDES OF THE PHANTOMS (W&G B 1864) 1964 R3

NB: There's also been a retrospective compilation, The Legendary W&G
Sessions (Canetoad CTLP 016) 1990.

EP:
1( ) INSTRUMENTAL HITS (W&G Q 1615) 1963


45s:
(1963 onwards)
1 The Two Forty-Two/The Rumble (W&G S 1596) 1963
2 Round And Round/Hava Nagila (W&G S 1878) 1964
3 I Want You/Move It (W&G S 1930) 1964
4 My Babe/The Cruel Sea (W&G S 1969) 1964


Formed in Melbourne in 1960. Most of the members were British. They started
out as an instrumental group but utilised a vocalist in the beat era.

Mike Brady joined in 1965 and they were also known briefly as The New
Phantoms whilst Roy Earnes was briefly a member in May 1965.

The Cruel Sea, The Rumble and Stampede were also included on W&G
Instrumental Story and you'll find I Want You on Australian Rock Heritage

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1. Reelin And Rockin
2. 5-4-3-2-1
3. I Will Get You
4. Sweet Little 16
5. Talkin But You
6. Rock Around The Clock
7. Jambalaya
8. You Are Never Satisfied
9. I Am A Hog For You Baby
10. Rit It Up
11. Heart Beat
12. Roll Over Beethoven
13. Somebody Told My Gal
14. Memphis Tenessee
15. Round And Round
16. Move It
17. I Want You
18. Perfidia
19. Mule Skinner Blues
20. Good Golly Miss Molly
21. The Cruel Sea
22. Hava Nagila
23. Tough Enough
24. Needles And Pins
25. Stranger On The Shore
26. Lessons In Love
27. Long Tall Texan
28. The Frightend City
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