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

V.A.- Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968

Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968, Rhino's 2009 sequel to their 2007 Nuggets box Love Is the Song We Sing, shifts the spotlight down the Californian coast, moving from the epicenter of the hippie universe in San Francisco to hipsville central in Los Angeles, the land where fringe-wearing folk-rockers strolled down the Sunset Strip alongside studio cats on the make. Both groups of hipsters are equally well-represented on Where the Action Is!, along with the teens raising a ruckus out in the suburbs and the stars who stretched out, all based on the sounds they heard coming from the Strip, the section of Sunset that serves as the fulcrum for this entire set. The compilers focus on a brief time, the four-year stretch from 1965 to 1968, where Los Angeles was overrun with dance clubs and nightspots, all giving bands as wonderful and distinct as the Byrds, Love, the Doors, the Seeds, Buffalo Springfield, and the Leaves places to explore, opening up avenues that others followed, either in music or spirit. Some of this filtered through the prism of the studio, where there were plenty of musicians infatuated with the sounds of Brian Wilson, who pops up toward the end on an alternate take of "Heroes and Villains," but there's also no denying the impact of hustlers and hucksters like Kim Fowley, or how Hollywood could package and polish all of this up in the form of the Monkees.

All of this is here in bright, flashing neon on Where the Action Is!, which helps make it one of the liveliest of the Nuggets boxes, but also the one that seems to stray furthest from the series' mission to excavate unheard garage rock and psychedelia; after all, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and the Doors are hardly unknown quantities or one-hit wonders. Yet, in its own way, Where the Action Is! is as crucial as any of the boxes that followed the first Nuggets set, for it documents a brief, shining moment in time where everything and anything seemed possible. It's not archeology, it's pop culture anthropology that does an excellent job of charting the rise of the L.A. underground, illustrating its first surfacing in the mainstream, connecting the dots in a fashion that may surprise even some dedicated pop and rock fans, those that might not realize how the Turtles, Bobby Fuller Four, the Standells, the Association, the Electric Prunes, Nilsson, Captain Beefheart. and Iron Butterfly were all connected, however loosely, or how Rick Nelson and Del Shannon got weird as the decade started to draw to a close. These connections, along with discovering dozens of gems from lesser-known artists, are the reason why Where the Action Is! winds up being a blast, as well as a revelation just like any other Nuggets set.


CD1 (On the Strip):

01 The Standells: "Riot on Sunset Strip"

02 The Byrds: "You Movin'"

03 Love: "You I'll Be Following"

04 The Leaves: "Dr. Stone"

05 Buffalo Springfield: "Go and Say Goodbye"

06 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: "Zig Zag Wanderer"

07 Iron Butterfly: "Gentle as It May Seem"

08 Lowell George & The Factory: "Candy Cane Madness"

09 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band: "If You Want This Love"

10 The Bobby Fuller Four: "Baby My Heart"

11 The Palace Guard: "All Night Long"

12 Sonny & Cher: "It's Gonna Rain"

13 The Guilloteens: "For My Own"

14 The Rising Sons: "Take a Giant Step"

15 The Association: "One Too Many Mornings"

16 The Knack: "Time Waits for No One"

17 The Doors: "Take It as It Comes"

18 Kaleidoscope: "Pulsating Dream"

19 The Seeds: "Tripmaker"

20 The Music Machine: "The People in Me"

21 The Sons of Adam: "Saturday's Son"

22 The Peanut Butter Conspiracy: "Eventually"

23 Penny Arkade: "Swim"

24 The Joint Effort: "The Third Eye"

25 Spirit: "Girl in Your Eye
CD2 (Beyond the City):
01 Thee Midniters: "Jump, Jive & Harmonize"

02 The Light: "Back Up"

03 The Bush: "To Die Alone"

04 The Premiers: "Get on This Plane"

05 The Odyssey: "Little Girl, Little Boy"

06 The Electric Prunes: "Hideaway"

07 The Merry-Go-Round: "Listen, Listen!"

08 The Spats: "She Done Moved"

09 The Turtles: "Grim Reaper of Love"

10 Ken & the Fourth Dimension: "See If I Care"

11 The Chymes: "He's Not There Anymore"

12 Opus 1: "Back Seat '38 Dodge"

13 The Humane Society: "Eternal Prison"

14 The Others: "Revenge"

15 Things to Come: "Come Alive"

16 The Velvet Illusions: "Acid Head"

17 Limey & the Yanks: "Guaranteed Love"

18 The Romancers (aka the Smoke Rings): "Love's the Thing"

19 Kim Fowley: "Underground Lady"

20 The Deepest Blue: "Pretty Little Thing"

21 The Whatt Four: "You're Wishin' I Was Someone Else"

22 The W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band: "Hippy Elevator Operator"

23 The Mustangs: "That's for Sure"

24 Fapardokly (Merrell & the Exiles): "Tomorrow's Girl"

25 The Hysterics: "Everything's There"

26 The Yellow Payges: "Our Time Is Running Out"
CD3: (The Studio Scene):
01 Keith Allison: "Action, Action, Action"

02 Dino, Desi & Billy: "The Rebel Kind"

03 The Knickerbockers: "High on Love"

04 Jan & Dean: "Fan Tan"

05 P.F. Sloan: "Halloween Mary"

06 The Mamas & the Papas: "Somebody Groovy"

07 Thorinshield: "Daydreaming"

08 The Full Treatment: "Just Can't Wait"

09 The Yellow Balloon: "Yellow Balloon"

10 London Phogg: "The Times to Come"

11 The Lamp of Childhood: "No More Running Around"

12 The Garden Club: "Little Girl Lost-and-Found"

13 The Moon: "Mothers and Fathers"

14 October Country: "My Girlfriend Is A Witch"

15 Roger Nichols Trio: "Montage Mirror"

16 Pasternak Progress: "Flower Eyes"

17 The Common Cold: "Come Down"

18 Gary Lewis & The Playboys: "Jill"

19 The Monkees: "Daily Nightly"

20 Modern Folk Quintet: "Night Time Girl"

21 The Oracle: "Don't Say No"

22 Hearts and Flowers: "Tin Angel (Will You Ever Come Down)"

23 Lee Hazlewood: "Rainbow Woman"

24 Pleasure featuring Billy Elder: "Poor Old Organ Grinder"

25 The Ballroom: "Baby, Please Don't Go"
CD4 (New Directions):
01 Stephen Stills & Richie Furay: "Sit Down I Think I Love You" *

02 Jackie DeShannon With the Byrds: "Splendor in the Grass"

03 Peter Fonda: "November Night"

04 Danny Hutton: "Roses and Rainbows"

05 The Dillards: "Lemon Chimes"

06 The Rose Garden: "Here's Today"

07 Nino Tempo & April Stevens: "I Love How You Love Me"

08 Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart: "Words" (Demo) *

09 The Motorcycle Abeline (Warren Zevon & Bones Howe): "(You Used To) Ride So High"

10 Gene Clark: "Los Angeles"

11 Tim Buckley: "Once Upon a Time" *

12 The Everpresent Fullness: "Darlin' You Can Count on Me"

13 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: "I'll Search the Sky"

14 Van Dyke Parks: "Come to the Sunshine"

15 The Beach Boys: "Heroes and Villains" (Alternate Take)

16 Jesse Lee Kincaid: "She Sang Hymns out of Tune"

17 Nilsson: "Sister Marie"

18 Randy Newman: "Last Night I Had a Dream" (Single Version)

19 Noel Harrison: "Life Is a Dream"

20 Rick Nelson: "Marshmallow Skies"

21 Del Shannon: "I Think I Love You"

22 The Byrds: "Change Is Now"

23 Sagittarius: "The Truth Is Not Real" (Single Version)

24 Love: "You Set the Scene"

25 Barry McGuire: "Inner-Manipulations"

V.A. - Mersey Sounds Vol. 1- 4

Vol. 1

01 - The Cheetans - Mecca
02 - The Cheetans - That Goodnight Kiss

03 - The Cheetans - Soldier Boy

04 - The Cheetans - Johnny

05 - The Cheetans - Whole Lotta Love

06 - The Cheetans - The Party

07 - The Cheetans - Russian Boat Song

08 - The Cheetans - The Gambler

10 - The Cherokees - Are You Back In My World Now

11 - The Cherokees - Dig A Little Deeper

12 - The Cherokees - I Will Never Turn My Back On You

13 - The Cherokees - Land Of 1000 Dances

14 - The Cherokees - Everybody's Needs

15 - The Cherokees - Rejected

16 - The Applejacks - Bye, Bye Girl

17 - The Applejacks - It's Not A Game Anymore

18 - The Applejacks - We Gotta Get Together

19 - The Applejacks - I'm Through

20 - The Applejacks - Baby's In Black

21 - The Chucks - Loo-Be-Loo

22 - The Chucks - Any Time Is The Right Time

23 - The Chucks - The Hitch Hiker

24 - The Chucks - Humpity-Dumpity

The Cougars - Wikipedia
25- The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duckpond

26 - The Cougars - See You In Dreamland

27 - The Cougars - Red Square

28 - The Cougars - Fly By Nite

Vol. 2

01 - The Togerry Five - Bye Bye Bird

02 - The Togerry Five - I'm Gonna Jump

03 - The Others - Oh Yeah!

04 - The Others - I'm Taking Her Home

05 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Please, Please

06 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Sailor Boy

07 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - That's Why I Love You

08 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - The Skip

09 - Force Five - Don't Make My Baby Blue

10 - Force Five - Shaking Postman

11 - Force Five - Yeah I'm Waiting

12 - Force Five - Don't Want To See You You Again

13 - Force Five - Baby Don't Care

14 - Force Five - Come Down To Earth

15 - Force Five - I Want You Baby

16 - Force Five - Gee To Tiger

17 - The In Crowd - I Don't Mind

18 - The In Crowd - That's How Strong My Love Is

19 - The In Crowd - Things She Says

20 - The In Crowd - Stop Wait A Minute

21 - The Syndicats - On The Horizon

22 - The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp

23 - Sound Incorporated - William Tell

24 - Pete Macline & The Clan - Yes I Do

25 - The Peddlers - Let The Sunshine In

26 - The Persuasions - Big Brother

27 - The Persuasions - Deep Down Love

28 - Duffy Power - Farwell Baby

29 - Duffy Power - I Saw Her Standing There

30 - Duffy Power - I Don't Care

31 - The Bunch Of Fives - At The Station

Vol. 3

01 - The Big Three - Cavern Stomp

02 - The Pete Best Four - Why Did I Fall In Love With You

03 - King Size Taylor & The Dominos - I'm Late

04 - Beryl Marsden - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)

05 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Baby Blue

06 - Lee Curtis - Skinny Minnie

07 - Mark & John - Walk Right Back

08 - The Dennisons - Be My Girl

09 - The Mojos - Don't Do It Anymore

10 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout

11 - The Big Three - By The Way

12 - Chick Graham & The Coasters - A Little You

13 - Lee Curtis & The All Stars - I've Got My Eyes On You

14 - The Checkmates - Sticks And Stones

15 - The Mojos - Give Your Lovin' To Me

16 - The Cryin' Shames - You

17 - The Big Three - I'm With You

18 - Beryl Marsden - I Only Care About You

19 - The Pete Best Four - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door

20 - Beryl Marsden - Everybody Loves A Lover

21 - The Checkmates - I've Got To Know Now

22 - King Size Taylor & The Dominos - I've Been Watching You

23 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - We Know

24 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Who Told You

25 - The Mark Four - Hurt Me If You Will

26 - The Mojos - Forever

27 - The Big Three - Don't Start Running Away

28 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Do You Love Me

29 - Chick Graham & The Coasters - Dance, Baby, Dance

30 - The Mojos - They Say

31 - Beryl Marsden - Love Is Going To Happen To Me

32 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Peter Gunn Locomotion

33 - The Checkmates - Around

34 - Lee Curtis & The Allstars - Let's Stomp

35 - The Dennisons - Devoted To You

36 - The Big Three - Reelin' And Rockin'

Vol. 4

01 - The Mockingbirds - That's How (It's Gonna Stay)

02 - The Mockingbirds - I Never Should've Kissed You

03 - The Mockingbirds - I Can Feel We're Parting

04 - The Mockingbirds - The Flight Of The Mockingbird

05 - The Mockingbirds - One By One

06 - The Mockingbirds - Lovingly Yours

07 - The Mockingbirds - You've Stole My Love

08 - The Mockingbirds - Skit Skat

09 - The Persuasions - Big Brothers

10 - The Persuasions - Deep Down Love

11 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Mirror Mirror

12 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - She Don't Care

13 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Magic Rocking Horse

14 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - It Ain't Right

15 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Don't Stop Loving Me Baby

16 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Will Ya

17 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Mum And Dad

18 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - On A Street Car

19 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - There's Nobody I'd Sooner Love

20 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Duke's Party

21 - The Bunch Of Fives - Go Home Baby

22 - The Bunch Of Fives - At The Station

23 - Trend-Setters Limited - Lollipops And Roses

24 - Trend-Setters Limited - Go Away

25 - The Zephyrs - I Can Tell

26 - The Zephyrs - Sweet Little Baby

27 - The Zephyrs - She's Lost You

28 - The Zephyrs - Let Me Love You Baby

29 - The Zephyrs - I Just Can't Take It

30 - The Zephyrs - She Laughed

31 - The Zephyrs - Wonder What I'm Gonna Do

32 - The Zephyrs - Let Me Love You Baby (Alternate Version)

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.

Jeff Beck - Shapes of Things 60s Groups Sessions

Subtitled - 60s Groups & Sessions. The first in-depth compilation of Jeff Beck's 60s recordings, featuring pre-Yardbirds material including rarities by Screaming Lord Sutch, The Fitz & Startz, The GTOs & the previously un-issued Joe Meek track 'It Ain't Right'. 26 tracks

Sanctuary's at it again, issuing slogs of dead-dog tracks combined with hits by the legends of rock, along with cool liner notes and photos, for decent prices. These really are brilliant packages and have so much on them. Each release is just packed full and satisfying. This set showcasing Jeff Beck's various contributions as an über guitarist both inside and outside the Yardbirds is a wondrous single-disc monolithic revelation. Along with six well-known Yardbirds cuts -- yes, "Heart Full of Soul" and "Shapes of Things" are included -- there are Beck bouts with Screaming Lord Sutch, the Fitz & Startz, and the Nightshift, as well as duets with Jimmy Page and appearances with everyone from John's Children to Donovan, the Smoke, Paul Jones, and the illustrious G.T.O.'s. And, of course, there are three cuts from the Jeff Beck Group as well. Punters may be able to argue with the choices, but they won't be able to argue with the music. The G.T.O.'s material in particular is really out there, and Beck adds immeasurably and unmistakably to the mix of absurdity and roots glam rebellion. There are 26 cuts on this massive set and it is absolutely essential for Beck fans. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

1. Jeff Beck - Screaming Lord Sutch - Dracula's Daughter (1964) (3:41)

2. Jeff Beck - Screaming Lord Sutch - Come Back Baby (1964) (2:24)

3. Jeff Beck - The Fitz & Starts - I'm Not Runnning Away (1964) (2:46)

4. Jeff Beck - The Fitz & Starts - So Sweet (1964) (2:14)

5. Jeff Beck - The Nightshift - That's My Story (1965) (2:13)

6. Jeff Beck - The Nightshift - Stormy Monday Blues (1965) (3:36)

7. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul (1965) (2:29)

8. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds - Evil Hearted You (1965) (2:26)

9. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds - Still I'm Sad (1965) (2:59)

10. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things (1966) (2:26)

11. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1966) (3:27)

12. Jeff Beck - The Yardbirds - Jeff's Blues (1966) (3:05)

13. Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page - Steelin' (1968) (2:39)

14. Jeff Beck - jeff Beck & Jimmy Page - Chuckles (1968) (2:22)

15. Jeff Beck - JohnВґs Children - But She's Mine (1967) (2:01)

16. Jeff Beck - Paul Jones - And The Sun Will Shine (1967) (3:06)

17. Jeff Beck - Paul Jones - The Dog Presides (1967) (2:47)

18. Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining (1967) (2:54)

19. Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck - Beck's Bolero (1967) (2:53)

20. Jeff Beck - Jeff Beck - Rock My Plimsoul (1967) (4:13)

21. 21 - The Smoke - Utterly Simple (1968)

22. 22 - Donovan - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) (1969)

23. 23 - Donovan - Bed With Me (Thudi) (1969)

24. 24 - The G.T.Os - The Eureka Springs Garbage Lady (1969)

25. 25 - The G.T.Os - The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (1969)

26. 26 - The G.T.Os - The Ghost Chained To The Past,Present,And Future (1969)

Pete Miller (aka Big Boy Pete) - Summerland (1966-68)

This mysterious British guitarist  Pete Miller cut some oddball non-hits in the '60s that have amassed quite a reputation among psychedelic collectors. Starting out as a member of minor British group Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, he went solo in late 1965 with "Baby I Got News for You," a Troggsish number with wads of fuzzy guitar. Billed simply as "Miller," Pete was backed on the recording by Peter Frampton and members of the Herd.

 For the next few years he concentrated on writing for British music publishers, and recording demos for himself. A second single, "Cold Turkey," this time billed to Big Boy Pete, was issued in early 1968. With its eerie blasts of spaceship-elevator psychedelic guitars and biting mod-psych vocals, "Cold Turkey" fully deserves its classic status, though few heard it at the time. In a further twist to the already odd Big Boy Pete story, Miller refused to tour; a different singer was sent out in his place, leading to a good deal of "who really was Big Boy Pete" speculation among serious '60s historians before the confusion was cleared up.

Miller/Big Boy Pete eventually relocated to San Francisco to work as a producer and engineer, occasionally releasing albums on tiny labels. "Cold Turkey" and (to a lesser extent) "Baby I Got News for You" were reissued on compilations of '60s British psych/mod rarities, and the Damned (under the guise of Naz Nomad & the Nightmares) covered "Cold Turkey." Several albums of unreleased late-'60s Big Boy Pete demos have been issued.
1. Pete Miller - Where Did It Go (2:57)

2. Pete Miller - The In Things (3:32)

3. Pete Miller - Time Has No Meaning (3:19)

4. Pete Miller - Time And Time Again (2:20)

5. Pete Miller - Forget Me Not (3:58)

6. Pete Miller - Who Cares About The Moon (3:08)

7. Pete Miller - Soho Solitaire (3:44)

8. Pete Miller - Sweet Talk Town (2:45)

9. Pete Miller - Peter Pan (2:30)

10. Pete Miller - Willow Tree (3:30)

11. Pete Miller - Antoinette (2:31)

12. Pete Miller - Fiesta Time (2:30)

13. Pete Miller - Listen Girl (2:34)

14. Pete Miller - Oh Miss Halliday (2:28)

Summerland has the same eerily compressed production values featured on the brilliant psychedelic work of Pete Miller, his vocals slathered in echo and almost crawling out from beneath the music. But whereas that vocal effect worked to perfection on his trippiest work, in the more conventional pop-demo setting of Summerland, it instead exposes his limitations as a singer, perhaps the only reason he never became a well-known figure in the Brit-pop world of the '60s. That is quibbling, to say the least, because his vocals, while not rangy, are still full of warmth and alluring mystery. But otherwise, there is no logical explanation for such a criminal oversight in the annals of rock & roll. Miller was an astoundingly unique songwriter -- possibly one of the most weirdly idiosyncratic from the era -- and that is plenty evident even on the more "commercially" oriented material collected on this reissue. All the songs were written and recorded between February 1966 and February 1968, the same stretch during which he was also virtually inventing (or at least helping to invent) oddball British psychedelia, and the music strongly reflects that sonic influence. So as usual, even his mainstream-targeted music is not exactly flying straight. Summerland, however, like most of his other work, squarely hits the bull's-eye. Miller runs through galloping psychedelia ("Where Did It Go?," with its freakish guitar solos), angst-filled pop ballads, lurching rock, even proto-country-rock lopes on "Forget Me Not" and "Sweet Talk Town," as well as the expected British invasion beat music influences on the excellent "Oh Miss Halliday," with each song spotlighting his extensive melodic skill. The amazing thing about the music (besides its diversity), though, is that it doesn't really sound like any music that came before or after it, and it is not at all beholden to the main influences of its era. If not as readily accessible to the public, Miller was every bit as individual in his way as the Beatles or Bob Dylan were in theirs, which is saying something indeed. Some of these songs are touched by a far-out mysticism, but generally, he penned a set of lyrics that were much more grounded in early romance, particularly of the teenage variety, and are far more straightforward than his trippy, Edward Lear-by-way-of-Joe Meek opuses. And Summerland isn't as consistently exceptional as his psychedelic collections -- maybe partly because one expects glorious eccentricity from Miller -- but it often reaches significant highs that make his neglected reputation all the more tragic.
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