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Old 31-05-2010, 12:24
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"Road to Cairo" - Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozjXTagz75Q

"The Rains Came" - Sir Douglas Quintet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEALAZIPEdI

"Summer Without Sun" - Charles Kingsley Creation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUzBgTaxio0

"Sympathy" - Rare Bird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TMw92_q8Ac
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Old 31-05-2010, 15:36
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Some excellent tracks still being selected. Add me to the list of people who think that "Where Are You Now?" by Jackie Trent is a great song. I also really like "Passing Strangers" and "Days of Pearly Spencer".

Seven more:-

You Showed Me by the Turtles
The Lightning Seeds had a pretty big hit with this song in the 1990’s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4njn3_i4oU

Have Love Will Travel by the Sonics
My favourite track by arguably the best of all the American sixties garage bands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20S_kwNb4rg

Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto
Great little song. I think this was actually a Top Five hit, but I'm including it because how often does a Japanese record make the charts?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtXQ31F1A-k

She Comes In Colors by Love
A track from Da Capo, which is imo is a better Love album than the much lauded Forever Changes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SkJt...eature=related

Treat Her Right by Roy Head
Classic blue-eyed Soul.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f-wYRkia6Y&feature=fvw

Sally Go Round the Roses by the Jaynettes
Strangely hypnotic rhythm to this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKoak...aynext_from=ML

Yes My Darling Daughter by Eydie Gorme
American song with a Trad Jazz feel and a distinctly Russian sounding melody. I do like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tncKohj_otI
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Old 31-05-2010, 16:29
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Some more

Royal Showband Waterford - "Huckle Buck" (HMV 1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2bZe3spQ-Q

SPIKE MILLIGAN - 'Wormwood Scrubs Tango' - (Parlophone 1962) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZEk3TNPCNU

ALF GARNETT - 'The Writing On The Wall' (CBS 1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JRIvoZ_eSE

LORNE GREENE - 'Ringo' - (RCA 1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKMXnXN8pbQ

Anybody remember Mrs Mills?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a31sZGozGT8
I have a stereo version of this on "Red Domino"

The Cowsills - "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" (MGM 1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q6fLhnwEKk

From the time of John Profumo & Christine Keeler in 1963
Miss X -- Christine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcsSrHRikjY

Some people might like
Victor Lundberg: "To the Flower Power" (Liberty 1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwpDG...next=1&index=2

I bought a box of records from someone once, it contains one of the worst records ever made -
"Clap Your Hands" - Hughie Green & Monica Rose (Columbia 1966)
I'll spare you that one.
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Old 31-05-2010, 21:08
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Robert Knight - Everlasting Love (the original version of The Love Affair 70's hit)
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love affair reached #1 with everlasting love in early '68 m8
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:07
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Could the 3-letter band be Elf (aka Electric Elves/Elves)?
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:56
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Here's 8 for the list (can't look up YouTube clips at work - sorry!)

Chantays - Pipeline (great moody surfer instrumental)
Alan Klein - Striped Purple Shirt (or anything from the classic "At Least It's British" album)
Premiers - Farmer John (one for everyone who loves The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie")
Shangri-La's - I Can Never Go Home Any More (not a hit, but their most heart-wrenching song)
Barbara Lewis - Baby, I'm Yours (great soul smoocher, amazingly covered by Arctic Monkeys for a B-side)
Billy Hawks - Oh Baby (I Believe I'm Losing You) (another fab soul goove)
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore - Bedazzled (yes, from the movie, as sung by Drimble Wedge & The Vegetations "You fill me with inertia"...)

And 2 slices of pure summer pop to finish:
Rascals - Good Lovin'
Spiral Starecase - More Today Than Yesterday
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Old 01-06-2010, 13:21
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Here's 8 for the list (can't look up YouTube clips at work - sorry!)

Chantays - Pipeline (great moody surfer instrumental)
Alan Klein - Striped Purple Shirt (or anything from the classic "At Least It's British" album)
Premiers - Farmer John (one for everyone who loves The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie")
Shangri-La's - I Can Never Go Home Any More (not a hit, but their most heart-wrenching song)
Barbara Lewis - Baby, I'm Yours (great soul smoocher, amazingly covered by Arctic Monkeys for a B-side)
Billy Hawks - Oh Baby (I Believe I'm Losing You) (another fab soul goove)
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore - Bedazzled (yes, from the movie, as sung by Drimble Wedge & The Vegetations "You fill me with inertia"...)

And 2 slices of pure summer pop to finish:
Rascals - Good Lovin'
Spiral Starecase - More Today Than Yesterday
Some great tunes there...big thumbs up for the Pete and Dud tune!

Another great surf instrumental is 'The Lonely Surfer' by Jack Nitzsche. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xPAWRLQWF4

One of my favourite 60s instrumentals is 'Soul Coaxing' by Raymond Lefevre. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILFsd...aynext_from=ML
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Old 01-06-2010, 13:29
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Down Came the Rain Mister Murray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD3PeYji9Ew
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Old 01-06-2010, 13:55
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SuSsvJUqKI

My World is Empty Without You - not much of a hit for Diana Ross & The Supremes - if you compare it with their other success that is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOqSwFUyKHE
I really like the Barbara McNair version as well


If this songs sounds familiar but you hadn't heard it before that's because it was ripped off by The Coral with Dreaming of You!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrGKqYYfdY
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Old 01-06-2010, 14:04
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SuSsvJUqKI

My World is Empty Without You - not much of a hit for Diana Ross & The Supremes - if you compare it with their other success that is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOqSwFUyKHE
I really like the Barbara McNair version as well


If this songs sounds familiar but you hadn't heard it before that's because it was ripped off by The Coral with Dreaming of You!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrGKqYYfdY
Yep, that certainly sounds like a rip-off!

Just thought of this one:

There's a Light Shirley Ann Lee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skPYO3fmUS0
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Old 01-06-2010, 14:19
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A Joe Meek classic - The Blue Rondos 'Little Baby'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9dX6jPHDHc

Everybody knows the cover versions of this 1961 record, but here's the (nearly) original You Don't Love Me by Willie Cobbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsJMfYDUNCE

(it borrows VERY heavily from a 1955 song by Bo Diddley- She's Fine She's Mine, although I wouldn't totally trust Bo not to have nicked it from someone else himself))
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Old 01-06-2010, 14:39
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One of my favourite 60s instrumentals is 'Soul Coaxing' by Raymond Lefevre. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILFsd...aynext_from=ML
i know this cos my mum bought it in '68! later the dj used it as his outro at the pop music quiz...great track though!

oh i remember that!
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Old 01-06-2010, 15:21
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This is superb! If Elkie Brooks was this good in the mid-sixties, why did it take her to the late-seventies to achieve any real success?

Another great surf instrumental is 'The Lonely Surfer' by Jack Nitzsche. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xPAWRLQWF4
Excellent track.


Here are my contributions for today:-

A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
What a song! What a voice! The greatest Soul singer ever imho.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQU4torUz-Q

Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand by the Beatles
Not so much a rarity as a curiosity, the Beatles singing in German! You’ll recognise the tune.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdYrUPa-6ko

Five O’Clock World by the Vogues
Good track, despite the yodelling.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2v...ck-world_music

Big Shot by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
“You got a light, mac?”
“No, but I’ve got a dark brown overcoat”.
Brilliant!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYULQT2ObkU

Living Above Your Head by Jay and the Americans/Walker Brothers
Two consecutive versions of the same song on the one clip. I’m a Walkers fan, but definitely prefer Jay’s version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et1l2tftdlA&feature=fvw

Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells
This lot made some great singles, so I can’t understand why Mony Mony was their only UK hit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRXe...eature=related

Standing Still by the Association
The rather pleasant B-side of the brilliant “Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies”, which I can’t seem to find a Youtube clip for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B46AYizLskY

These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding
The first ever Stax release of imho the second greatest Soul singer ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-FQL-tJ3ic
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Old 01-06-2010, 17:02
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Re: my earlier question. I was talking out of my backside I'm afraid.

The band were a 90's Canadian Punk Rock Band called Gob, however the song I was thinking of was their version of the 60's classic Mr Sandman, hence my confusion.

So, sorry about that, but thanks for your help anyway
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Old 01-06-2010, 17:09
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This is superb! If Elkie Brooks was this good in the mid-sixties, why did it take her to the late-seventies to achieve any real success?



Excellent track.


Here are my contributions for today:-

A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
What a song! What a voice! The greatest Soul singer ever imho.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQU4torUz-Q

Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand by the Beatles
Not so much a rarity as a curiosity, the Beatles singing in German! You’ll recognise the tune.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdYrUPa-6ko

Five O’Clock World by the Vogues
Good track, despite the yodelling.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2v...ck-world_music

Big Shot by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
“You got a light, mac?”
“No, but I’ve got a dark brown overcoat”.
Brilliant!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYULQT2ObkU

Living Above Your Head by Jay and the Americans/Walker Brothers
Two consecutive versions of the same song on the one clip. I’m a Walkers fan, but definitely prefer Jay’s version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et1l2tftdlA&feature=fvw

Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells
This lot made some great singles, so I can’t understand why Mony Mony was their only UK hit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRXe...eature=related

Standing Still by the Association
The rather pleasant B-side of the brilliant “Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies”, which I can’t seem to find a Youtube clip for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B46AYizLskY

These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding
The first ever Stax release of imho the second greatest Soul singer ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-FQL-tJ3ic
elkie is like neil diamond, overlooked in the 60's but made it in the 70's... (guess alvin stardust, gary glitter, slade, t rex also fall into that bracket too). i personally didnt like neil or elkie in the 70's... loved them in the 60's.

'living above your head' was superb, why wasnt that huge?

the association too were criminally overlooked here in the uk.

thanks for posting the vogues, i remember it now! was it used for tv or film score? . funny isnt it, just how many tracks in the mid 60's were bemoaning the toil of work, bosses taking 'diabolical liberties' and dreams of betterment. 'matthew and son' , 'friday on my mind', 'its my life', to mention but a few.
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Old 01-06-2010, 17:16
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SuSsvJUqKI

My World is Empty Without You - not much of a hit for Diana Ross & The Supremes - if you compare it with their other success that is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOqSwFUyKHE
I really like the Barbara McNair version as well


If this songs sounds familiar but you hadn't heard it before that's because it was ripped off by The Coral with Dreaming of You!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrGKqYYfdY
i think your being abit harsh there, the coral did some great tracks that drew unashamedly from the 60's, and why not update the sound?
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Old 01-06-2010, 17:41
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some from me today

the poets - now were thru #31 in oct 64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNgFAgiVcz0

heres one from the animals that reached #12 in 66, but dispite its high chart position i bet not many remember this track...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No_CxA2K_1Q

and a great one hit wonder from 65, reached #15, 'shes about a mover' sir douglas quintet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XboE3_7KZ3Y

and another from neil diamond... 'cherry cherry',
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvXCYqd8AAs

somehow this too failed to chart... so he re-worked it for an up and coming new pop group and this was the result!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xow8HjjN9Q
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Old 01-06-2010, 17:53
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This is superb! If Elkie Brooks was this good in the mid-sixties, why did it take her to the late-seventies to achieve any real success?
Kiki Dee also made fantastic records in the 60s. Check out her storimng version of 'Why Don't I Run Away From You?'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQJfV815icg

Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells
This lot made some great singles, so I can’t understand why Mony Mony was their only UK hit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRXe...eature=related
Fantastic pop records. I can't understand why 'I Think We're Alone Now', 'Crimson & Clover' and 'Crystal Blue Persuasion' weren't huge hits.

Standing Still by the Association
The rather pleasant B-side of the brilliant “Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies”, which I can’t seem to find a Youtube clip for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B46AYizLskY
Yep...criminally ignored here in the UK. 'Windy' and 'Never My Love' should have been massive but flopped here.

Same with the Young Rascals. 'How Can I Be Sure' should have been huge.
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Old 01-06-2010, 18:10
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Kiki Dee also made fantastic records in the 60s. Check out her storimng version of 'Why Don't I Run Away From You?'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQJfV815icg



Fantastic pop records. I can't understand why 'I Think We're Alone Now', 'Crimson & Clover' and 'Crystal Blue Persuasion' weren't huge hits.



Yep...criminally ignored here in the UK. 'Windy' and 'Never My Love' should have been massive but flopped here.

Same with the Young Rascals. 'How Can I Be Sure' should have been huge.
thats a damn good version by kiki, mind you she seemed strained at times.

was going to post 'how can i be sure' but couldnt find a decent version of that fantastic song!
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Old 01-06-2010, 19:11
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I've loved this trippy treasure from 1969, for many years.

'White Bird' by It's A Beautiful Day.
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Old 01-06-2010, 19:17
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A few more
"Spanish Armada" - Les Reed Combo (1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulMzpbHntw

"Rinky Dink / Java" - Johnny Howard Band (1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VhPN5yIsSs

"Tricky Dicky" - Denny Seyton (Mercury - 1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XunA6Yb9GLY

"Chills and Fever" - Tom Jones (Decca 1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbgmgrZgBJI

"Promise Her Anything" Tom Jones (1966)
written by Burt Bacharach
B side of "Green Green Grass of Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MGhC...ext=1&index=97

"I Know" - Beryl Marsden (1963)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZZXrCqgyCg

'Things Ain't What They Used To Be' - Max Bygraves (1960)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg-Ycc-yKqY

The Cryin' Shames - Nobody Waved Goodbye (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuRs0dJjiBM

Norma Tanega - "Walking My Cat Named Dog" (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jMm9oi3RVY

James Last orchestra "Mornings at 7" (Polydor 1969)
not a hit but 'm sure the BBC used this as a theme tune)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Zuuc21FeI
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Old 01-06-2010, 19:47
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love affair reached #1 with everlasting love in early '68 m8
Oops, put that one down to old age

Anyway today's goodies

Clyde Valley Stompers - Peter & The Wolf (great trad version of the Prokofiev classic)

Dean Ford & The Gaylords - He's A Good Face (this lot later changed their name to The Marmalade and did rather well)

The Poets - That's The Way It's Got To Be

Alex Harvey & His Soul Band - Framed (recorded live at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg)

As you may guess I am going back to my Glasgow roots for these ones.
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Old 01-06-2010, 20:03
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I've loved this trippy treasure from 1969, for many years.

'White Bird' by It's A Beautiful Day.
Good choice!
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Old 01-06-2010, 20:06
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More 60's treasures!

Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd - 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfZPNQPNw-U

Peaches en Regalia - Frank Zappa - 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cEkk-n8OA

The Warmth Of The Sun -The Beach Boys - 1964 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70psCljGnXM

The Midnight Cowboy Theme - John Barry - 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGORPUzLxtU

Image - Alan Haven - 1965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRsIfbK1PJg

Soul Coaxing - Raymond Lefèvre - 1968 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILFsdDcgwdQ

Spanish Armada - The Les Reed Combo - 1964 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulMzpbHntw
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Old 01-06-2010, 21:13
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The Midnight Cowboy Theme - John Barry - 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGORPUzLxtU
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Absolutely magnificent! The greatest movie theme ever! Good movie too.
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