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Old 14-03-2013, 08:01
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While most of the pirate ships complied with the 1967 Marine Offences Act and stopped broadcasting that year I believe that Radio Caroline decided to continue broadcasting from off the Dutch coast rather than the British coast, and somehow managed to do so well into the seventies. This is how you heard a seventies song on Radio Caroline.

Of course, if you remember hearing a song on pirate radio, you're going to immediately think sixties, it's an easy mistake to make.
Caroline, North and South were both silenced in March 1968 when both ships were towed back to Holland for non payment of dues.
The ship you may be in reference to would be RNI (Radio Northsea International) from the ship MEBO2 which changed it's named for a short time to Caroline and spouted anti governmental programming, hence the jamming of the AM frequency.
Ho Hum, happy days there is loads more o tell but that is for another time another thread.
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Old 14-03-2013, 08:43
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Two very good tracks. I enjoyed both.

In fact most of what the Monkees recorded is a thoroughly enjoyable listen, so much so that I have no problem whatsoever overlooking the fact that they were a manufactured band.
yet again we are in agreement! but the monkees became 'un manufactured'...
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Old 14-03-2013, 10:32
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Of course, if you remember hearing a song on pirate radio, you're going to immediately think sixties, it's an easy mistake to make.
The funny thing is that I remember listening to it in bed with a little transistor radio held up against my ear. I am genuinely shocked that it must have been 1972.
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Old 15-03-2013, 11:29
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I've long felt that Erma Franklin recorded the best version of that song, but having just heard the Janis Joplin version for the first time in a very many years now I'm not so sure.
In that case I am glad to have been able to remind you of Janis' version. I agree it is a refreshing alternative to Erma's version.
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Old 17-03-2013, 15:15
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on sos yesterday brian played an odd track, dont think its been mentioned on here before...

barry st john 'come away melinda' , only reached #47 in late 65 and i cant locate a youtube vid, but heres one of its many covers by a fav of mine, tim rose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKWqEXoD--8
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Old 17-03-2013, 19:17
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on sos yesterday brian played an odd track, dont think its been mentioned on here before...

barry st john 'come away melinda' , only reached #47 in late 65 and i cant locate a youtube vid, but heres one of its many covers by a fav of mine, tim rose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKWqEXoD--8
Good track Rob.

There are several fine versions of this song. I was convinced that, at some point in the past, I had submitted the Uriah Heep version to the Rare 70's Classics thread, but I've just done a search on that thread and it would seem that I hadn't and nor had anyone else, so that's definitely one to remember for the future.

In the meantime, here's another version from the sixties, which is quite different from and is more to my liking than the one by Tim Rose. I tend to prefer this version because it sounds like an innocuous children's nursery rhyme, which in an ironic way makes the song even more chilling.

Harry Belafonte - Come Away Melinda (1963)
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:30
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"Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro is one of those very cheesy songs that many people have as a guilty pleasure. Not me, I really detest that song!

On the other hand, this almost as cheesy Bobby Goldsboro song is most definitely a guilty pleasure for me:-

Bobby Goldsboro - See The Funny Little Clown (1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSRZk0Mn25o
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:39
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Good track Rob.

There are several fine versions of this song. I was convinced that, at some point in the past, I had submitted the Uriah Heep version to the Rare 70's Classics thread, but I've just done a search on that thread and it would seem that I hadn't and nor had anyone else, so that's definitely one to remember for the future.

In the meantime, here's another version from the sixties, which is quite different from and is more to my liking than the one by Tim Rose. I tend to prefer this version because it sounds like an innocuous children's nursery rhyme, which in an ironic way makes the song even more chilling.

Harry Belafonte - Come Away Melinda (1963)
I love the Uriah Heep version. They were a great band.
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Old 18-03-2013, 18:16
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Rupert's People - Reflections Of Charles Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AenoFDr9nSI

( Also detest Honey , switch off radio every time it comes on )
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Old 21-03-2013, 12:28
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Lorraine Ellison - Heart Be Still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDKLpGYfl3c

The Wanderers - You Can't Run Away From Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRaQ809gKfI

The Pussycats - You May Be Holding My Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioize-ng2DE

There is a connection between all three tracks
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Old 21-03-2013, 19:48
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Rupert's People - Reflections Of Charles Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AenoFDr9nSI

( Also detest Honey , switch off radio every time it comes on )
That single had a fantastic 'b' side:
Rupert's People - Hold On (1967)
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Old 23-03-2013, 10:36
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Del Shannon with a re-recording of Runaway titled Runaway 67

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJvsQVpY1Lc

Like this version , it has a more raw feel to it than the original .
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:48
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Old 25-03-2013, 13:18
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Never come across this band before , a beautiful live cover of Everybody's Talkin' by MC Squared .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxBJXSpz5Q4

I think it is a stunning version
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Old 29-03-2013, 10:38
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Three covers by The Animals

River Deep Mountain High

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FkQ4qi_xqE

To Love Somebody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs_FYcF5o3s

Jailhouse Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oue4Mt41sdg
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:41
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The original version of a song that was a big hit for Congregation some four years later:-

David and Jonathan - Softly Whispering I Love You (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7qyG6uRCbQ
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Old 19-04-2013, 12:54
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Country Joe and the Fish - Section 43 (1967)
A seven and half minute treat for lovers of LSD-drenched psychedelic rock.
Country Joe and the Fish - Pat's Song (1967)
I once heard the recordings of Country Joe and the Fish described as being music drenched in LSD. A good description methinks. They certainly had a unique sound, which appeals to me but may not be to everyone's taste. Is it to yours? There's only one way to find out.

Two more examples of superior Psychedelia from the wonderful Country Joe and the Fish.

Country Joe and the Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag (1967)
This is the original version of the band's most famous song, which you don't tend to hear a lot these days as it's been completely overshadowed by the Live at Woodstock version. I do actually prefer the latter, but perhaps it's worth waiting until August and the 44th Anniversary of the Woodstock festival before submitting that fine version to the thread.

Country Joe and the Fish - Thursday (1967)
Perseverance is the key here. The track does not imho start off too well, but it does get considerably better. Beautiful and ethereal.
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Old 22-04-2013, 22:22
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A couple of Aretha covers

Aretha Franklin - Gentle On My Mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xvEmxDZLec

People Get Ready

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4cknWqVnVg
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Old 29-04-2013, 13:56
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I don't think The Cyrkle have had a mention in this thread. These two great tracks were coupled on a CBS single back in 1967 (the 'A' side was a Paul Simon song):

The Cyrkle - I Wish You Could Be Here

The Cyrkle - The Visit

brian matthews playd cillas version of this paul simon song...but this is imho the best version.

the cyrkle - red rubber ball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbDKN0dk54M

More tracks by The Cyrkle.

The Cyrkle - How Can I Leave Her (1966)
This fine track was the B-side of Red Rubber Ball, a Top Three U.S. hit single which has previously been submitted to the thread by Rob (see above).

The Cyrkle - Turn Down Day (1966)
This, my favourite track by the Cyrkle, was their not quite as successful follow-up single to the aforementioned Red Rubber Ball.

The Cyrkle - Kites (1967)
Excellent instrumental version of the song made famous by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound.

The Cyrkle - Reading Her Paper (1968)
This was originally submitted to the thread by Capablanca, but if you click on the link he provided (see above) you'll notice that the clip is no longer available on Youtube, which is a great pity because it's an excellent track. So, for Capablanca, and indeed for everybody else, I have provided an alternative clip. Enjoy.
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:29
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More tracks by The Cyrkle.

The Cyrkle - How Can I Leave Her (1966)
This fine track was the B-side of Red Rubber Ball, a Top Three U.S. hit single which has previously been submitted to the thread by Rob (see above).

The Cyrkle - Turn Down Day (1966)
This, my favourite track by the Cyrkle, was their not quite as successful follow-up single to the aforementioned Red Rubber Ball.

The Cyrkle - Kites (1967)
Excellent instrumental version of the song made famous by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound.

The Cyrkle - Reading Her Paper (1968)
This was originally submitted to the thread by Capablanca, but if you click on the link he provided (see above) you'll notice that the clip is no longer available on Youtube, which is a great pity because it's an excellent track. So, for Capablanca, and indeed for everybody else, I have provided an alternative clip. Enjoy.
thanks for those
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Old 02-05-2013, 00:46
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brian matthews playd cillas version of this paul simon song...but this is imho the best version.

the cyrkle - red rubber ball
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbDKN0dk54M
More tracks by The Cyrkle.

The Cyrkle - How Can I Leave Her (1966)
This fine track was the B-side of Red Rubber Ball, a Top Three U.S. hit single which has previously been submitted to the thread by Rob (see above).

The Cyrkle - Turn Down Day (1966)
This, my favourite track by the Cyrkle, was their not quite as successful follow-up single to the aforementioned Red Rubber Ball.

The Cyrkle - Kites (1967)
Excellent instrumental version of the song made famous by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound.

The Cyrkle - Reading Her Paper (1968)
This was originally submitted to the thread by Capablanca, but if you click on the link he provided (see above) you'll notice that the clip is no longer available on Youtube, which is a great pity because it's an excellent track. So, for Capablanca, and indeed for everybody else, I have provided an alternative clip. Enjoy.
"Red Rubber Ball" by the Cyrkle is a real favourite of mine. The song was co-written by Paul Simon (of Simon and Garfunkel) and Bruce Woodley (of the Seekers), so it's interesting to hear these two versions:-

Simon and Garfunkel - Red Rubber Ball (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy0ja70jz8E

The Seekers - Red Rubber Ball (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLnWtTbNLDE
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:54
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My 60's early & 70's favs
Elouise - Barry Ryan
Union Gap - Young Girl
Dana - Who Put The Lights Out
Saved By The Bell - Bee Gees (featuring Robin)
Jesamine - The Casuals
Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
Venus - Shocking Blue
I Still Get That Same Old Feeling - Pickettiwitch
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:18
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My 60's early & 70's favs
Elouise - Barry Ryan
Union Gap - Young Girl
Dana - Who Put The Lights Out
Saved By The Bell - Bee Gees (featuring Robin)
Jesamine - The Casuals
Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
Venus - Shocking Blue
I Still Get That Same Old Feeling - Pickettiwitch
wrong thread!

theres a 60's appreciation thread, this threads for rare 60's
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Old 03-05-2013, 18:30
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Tra La La La Suzy - Dean & Jean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxA-YqWVtLU

Some jazz , Moanin' - Lambert Hendricks & Ross

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgkxNgCxNpw
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