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Old 01-06-2010, 21:47
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Some more forgotten material

Sharon Tandy - Fool On The Hill / For No One (Atlantic 1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g1DHpuU-3A

Etta James - Stormy Weather (Chess 1960)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgdJjvWIlJg

Julie Grant - Count On Me (Pye 1963)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcKsdy90S9o

Bernard Cribbins - 'Gossip Calypso' - (Parlophone1962)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNYOh8iK6g

Colosseum - "Backwater Blues" (Fontana 1969)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tMOr1NPa3w

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Old 01-06-2010, 22:20
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Absolutely magnificent! The greatest movie theme ever! Good movie too.
I agree. I never get tired of watching it and the theme is wonderful.

There's an advert/jingle currently using the theme on TV that gives my heart a jolt every time I hear it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 22:35
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Absolutely magnificent! The greatest movie theme ever! Good movie too.
FILM...

sory im a bugger for using terms i grew up with and not americanising our language! lol

some great choices guys!
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Old 01-06-2010, 22:37
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and another from neil diamond... 'cherry cherry',
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvXCYqd8AAs
Another great early Neil Diamond song is 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon'. Here's a 1967 vintage clip of Neil singing it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc_ZN...eature=related
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Old 01-06-2010, 22:41
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Another great early Neil Diamond song is 'Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon'. Here's a 1967 vintage clip of Neil singing it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc_ZN...eature=related
lol you beat me too it! i was holding back on that utter gem!

what a lovely sentiment in that song..........
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Old 01-06-2010, 22:51
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FILM...

sory im a bugger for using terms i grew up with and not americanising our language! lol

some great choices guys!
Don't you mean "some great choices, chaps"?
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Old 01-06-2010, 23:13
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Don't you mean "some great choices, chaps"?
pmsl.... ill give you that old bean! what what? lol.
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Old 02-06-2010, 00:21
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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?

Well i do like The Coral but i felt that Dreaming of You was a bit blatant and crossed the line of 'drawing' on a sound and ripping off a melody..

Here is The Action with their version of The Harlem Shuffle - the mod's mod band - produced by George Martin but never had a big hit - they still have a big following and the like's of Weller hold them in high esteem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8Fq...eature=related
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:05
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Well i do like The Coral but i felt that Dreaming of You was a bit blatant and crossed the line of 'drawing' on a sound and ripping off a melody..

Here is The Action with their version of The Harlem Shuffle - the mod's mod band - produced by George Martin but never had a big hit - they still have a big following and the like's of Weller hold them in high esteem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8Fq...eature=related
Don't forget George Martin produced records where he was the named artist.
George Martin Orchestra - Another Girl (Columbia 1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8jvx...eature=related
and
George Martin - Theme One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EVpvrDeVg8


Here is an instrumental version of two well known songs by Helmut Zacharias (violin)
Helmut Zacharias - Baby Love / Respect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJc8uhlzL_g
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:22
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'living above your head' was superb, why wasnt that huge?

thanks for posting the vogues, i remember it now! was it used for tv or film score?
I love the Walker Brothers' version of LAYH, a real lost hit...

The Vogues' "5 O'Clock World" was used as the theme to "The Drew Carey Show" in the US for a few seasons in the 90's. Julian Cope did a cover version on his album "My Nation Underground" (1988) that was released as a single but didn't chart, which cunningly incorporated a chorus from Petula Clark's "I Know A Place", written by Tony Hatch. Interestingly, the original B-side of the Vogues' single was "Call Me", written by... Tony Hatch!
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:56
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I love the Walker Brothers' version of LAYH, a real lost hit...

The Vogues' "5 O'Clock World" was used as the theme to "The Drew Carey Show" in the US for a few seasons in the 90's. Julian Cope did a cover version on his album "My Nation Underground" (1988) that was released as a single but didn't chart, which cunningly incorporated a chorus from Petula Clark's "I Know A Place", written by Tony Hatch. Interestingly, the original B-side of the Vogues' single was "Call Me", written by... Tony Hatch!
Glad you've mentioned Petula, here's her French language cover of a Lee Dorsey song:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KCGo...eature=related
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Old 02-06-2010, 13:17
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Here is The Action with their version of The Harlem Shuffle - the mod's mod band - produced by George Martin but never had a big hit - they still have a big following and the like's of Weller hold them in high esteem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8Fq...eature=related
The Action were fantastic. Hard to believe that 'I'll Keep On Holding On' and 'Shadows & Reflections' completely flopped. Reg King was one of the best blue-eyed soul singers the UK ever produced.

Ronnie Wood's old band The Birds also deserved better. Their version of 'Leaving Here' is fantastic, even if the guitar is slightly out of tune and the drummer sounds like he's bashing ice-cream tubs.
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Old 02-06-2010, 13:32
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The Action were fantastic. Hard to believe that 'I'll Keep On Holding On' and 'Shadows & Reflections' completely flopped. Reg King was one of the best blue-eyed soul singers the UK ever produced.

Ronnie Wood's old band The Birds also deserved better. Their version of 'Leaving Here' is fantastic, even if the guitar is slightly out of tune and the drummer sounds like he's bashing ice-cream tubs.
Yeah, love the Birds and they didn't care about being a bit off here and there, they just played it louder!

By way of a link and IMO one of the best R&B bands of the time, here's Ronnie's brother Art - with the Artwoods

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSVfo...aynext_from=ML
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Old 02-06-2010, 13:42
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I've loved this trippy treasure from 1969, for many years.

'White Bird' by It's A Beautiful Day.
That has a sort of sinister Summerisle feel about it!
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Old 02-06-2010, 13:53
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Kaleidoscope - Jenny Artichoke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyt3RC5Ap6I

I love just about everything by Kaleidoscope (the British band).

They morphed into 'Fairfield Parlour' and were just as blimmin' good!

Fairfield Parlour - Bordeaux Rose
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2AGNG3zg-s

That second one is 'cheating' a bit as the release date is 1970.
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Old 02-06-2010, 14:54
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Incense and Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock
Along with Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” this is probably the definitive 1967 American Psychedelic pop song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3_S-YaRLa8

I Love You by the Volumes
Splendid Doo-Wop song from 1962.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6lTzTinWgM

Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers
Another fine American artist completely overlooked in the UK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iaR3WO71j4

I Fought the Law by the Bobby Fuller Four
The Clash version is good, but not a patch on this as far as I’m concerned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0sI6...eature=related

Promise Me You’ll Cry by the She Trinity
The all-girl British beat group She Trinity recorded a fine cover of the previous song called "He Fought the Law", which I was also going to feature. When trying to find it on Youtube I discovered this other excellent track by them, so I’ve chosen that instead.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rsxyxcShowM&feature=related


Trivia corner

The bass player with the aforementioned She Trinity was a certain Miss Pauline Moran. In the 1990’s the very same Pauline Moran was an actress playing the part of Miss Lemon in the ITV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot.

Compare these two photos of the lady.
The older Pauline Moran as the prim and proper, middle-aged Miss Lemon with other members of the Poirot cast.
http://fedcba.ning.com/forum/topics/...-tutorshercule

The younger Pauline Moran with other members of the She Trinity. She is the dark-haired one in the very short skirt, looking anything but prim and proper!
http://www.marmalade-skies.co.uk/IMG.jpg
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Old 02-06-2010, 14:58
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I love the Walker Brothers' version of LAYH, a real lost hit...

The Vogues' "5 O'Clock World" was used as the theme to "The Drew Carey Show" in the US for a few seasons in the 90's. Julian Cope did a cover version on his album "My Nation Underground" (1988) that was released as a single but didn't chart, which cunningly incorporated a chorus from Petula Clark's "I Know A Place", written by Tony Hatch. Interestingly, the original B-side of the Vogues' single was "Call Me", written by... Tony Hatch!
thanks for that

i like pet clarke, several of her tracks never charted, 'colour my world' for eg.
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Old 02-06-2010, 17:35
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i like the action...very much like the yardbirds (my fav group ever!) so thanks for enlightening me!
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Old 02-06-2010, 17:46
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heres a few from me..

from 69... consortium 'all the love in the world'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iGj-qFO6zs

from 68 ... timebox and their version of 'beggin' ...remains the best version imho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54On0uLtdJc

also from 68, moody blues 'ride my sea saw'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoOsXsNYGLY

and finally, jeff lynnes first group, the idle race - 'the skeleton and the roundabout'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe65IdPCy1w
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Old 02-06-2010, 22:01
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oh i dont half get some stick off the guys in the pub (doing pop music quiz) when i admitt to liking that one! lol, indeed its a great sad song.
Thanks for your understanding Mushymanrob. I didn't feel like admitting this last week. It's just that I got to know the song very soon after becoming distraught about someone dear to me receiving some unfair and devastating news, and upon hearing this song bursting into tears! It is therefore a clever and well-written emotional song to have this effect on me.
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Old 02-06-2010, 22:31
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Brilliant thread!

Apologies for the couple of tunes I included that have already been mentioned (I'm working my way through and missed them!)

This is a 60s treasure I bet not many have heard! It's the band Dutch master guitarist Jan Akkerman was in, before Focus were formed - Russian Spy And I by The Hunters.
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Old 02-06-2010, 22:56
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Thanks for your understanding Mushymanrob. I didn't feel like admitting this last week. It's just that I got to know the song very soon after becoming distraught about someone dear to me receiving some unfair and devastating news, and upon hearing this song bursting into tears! It is therefore a clever and well-written emotional song to have this effect on me.
i can understand that... and thats the beauty of music, it can often relate to you personally from a scource you never expected. its a totally 'uncool' track, but has a resounding sentiment that can effect anyone.

didnt know whether or not it would work, with all the modern emphisis on here i dint know how many 'oldies' frequented this site.

glad you like it pity we cant pin it as there are some absolute classic tracks here that could be relevant for newbies long into the future.
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Old 02-06-2010, 23:00
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Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley
Michael Row The Boat Ashore
Have I The Right - The Appleyards
World Without Love - Peter and Jonathan
Big, Bad, John.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:57
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Brilliant thread!


This is a 60s treasure I bet not many have heard! It's the band Dutch master guitarist Jan Akkerman was in, before Focus were formed - Russian Spy And I by The Hunters.
Holland had a great music scene in the 60s. Here are a couple of my faves....

Shocking Blue - Send Me A Postcard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upO7h5FsIYI

The Motions - For Another Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QLh-WDgcrw

Q65 - Cry In The Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfjEg4atdps

The Outsiders - You Mistreat Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SooIzI2N88
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:28
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Good track. Shocking Blue were a great band. Venus was a fantastic record, but as it was from 1970 and also a massive hit it fails to qualify for this thread on two counts (unfortunately) ... and the less said about that travesty of a 1980's cover version by Banarama with the assistance of Stock, Aitken and bloody Waterman the better!

An eclectic mix from me today:-

Little Red Rooster by Sam Cooke
Very different to the Stones version, but just as awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfbX-...eature=related

Pushing Too Hard by the Seeds
Classic American Garage/Psych single from 1966.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x0c2...eature=related

Spooky by Classics IV
I also like the Dusty Springfield cover, and would say that the fairly recent version by the Puppini Sisters (which they perform in the last but one episode of Jonathan Creek) is nothing short of magnificent!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUf4F9VXo_s

Hit Record by Brooke Benton
The song’s lyrics are an instructions manual on how to make a hit record. The irony is this was never a hit record.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk4NhLMgDG8

Laisser Tomber Les Filles by France Gall
You can’t beat a good bit of French Ye-Ye music!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMhO0Kfl5Ck

Kicks by Paul Revere and the Raiders
Yet another in the long line of good American sixties acts who were completely ignored in the UK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDZ__...eature=related

Where or When by Dion and the Belmonts
From January 1960, so only just qualifying. Very, very cheesy, but I absolutely love this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c64s6m10XOg
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