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Old 24-08-2010, 21:22
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This one of my favourite Greeny solos:
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Looking Back
It's pretty early (1966) and it sounds like he was under orders to play like Clapton - but the solo is superb, as indeed is the record.
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Old 25-08-2010, 00:06
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Robert Stigwood (producer of "Grease" & "Saturday Night Fever" tried his luck at producing records around 1962/63.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVV13...eature=related

Not Phil Spector but not bad. Apparently he took his artists away from Joe Meek as he thought their recordings had too much distortion.
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Old 25-08-2010, 12:38
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I love the Band!

I had forgotten about this brilliant thread - just spent a very nice few minutes - clinking some great links - thanks all!

Here's the original soul version of Always something there to remind me - Lou Johnson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X9hW...next=1&index=2

better known over here by Sandy Shaw of course
Welcome back. Yes, the thread is still going strong after all this time, much I think to the surprise of the OP, well more than just his surprise, his astonishment!

The problem is that fewer people are now regular contributors, so this thread tends to fall rapidly down the list and is soon found languishing on Page 3 or 4, which means that occasional visitors to the Music Forum who might be interested in this thread are likely to be unaware that it's still in existence.

Anyway, thanks for submitting that excellent alternative version of the Burt Bacharach song that Sandie Shaw took to the top of the UK Charts in 1964.

Here's an excellent alternative version of the Burt Bacharach song that Frankie Vaughan took to the top of the UK Charts in 1961:-

Gene McDaniels - Tower of Strength (1961)


This one of my favourite Greeny solos:
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Looking Back
It's pretty early (1966) and it sounds like he was under orders to play like Clapton - but the solo is superb, as indeed is the record.
Great track. Here's yet another from John Mayall that I particularly like:-

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Parchman Farm (1966)
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Old 25-08-2010, 14:32
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Welcome back. Yes, the thread is still going strong after all this time, much I think to the surprise of the OP, well more than just his surprise, his astonishment!

The problem is that fewer people are now regular contributors, so this thread tends to fall rapidly down the list and is soon found languishing on Page 3 or 4, which means that occasional visitors to the Music Forum who might be interested in this thread are likely to be unaware that it's still in existence.
indeed, i had no idea this would 'work'... bloody glad it has, its been great catching up on tracks/learning new ones... thanks guys!

i think your second point would support a retro forum on ds, so threads like this which are usefull not only now but in 1, 3, 5 even 10 years time as it is full of great info for any passing 60's fans...
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Old 25-08-2010, 14:33
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hes one i like.... the bar kays 'soul finger'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xPQ3eFa7gs
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Old 26-08-2010, 14:04
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Welcome back. Yes, the thread is still going strong after all this time, much I think to the surprise of the OP, well more than just his surprise, his astonishment!

The problem is that fewer people are now regular contributors, so this thread tends to fall rapidly down the list and is soon found languishing on Page 3 or 4, which means that occasional visitors to the Music Forum who might be interested in this thread are likely to be unaware that it's still in existence.
Once more some great finds everyone! I shall try to be more 'regular!'

Here's a great r'n'b version of boots are made for walking by the Artwoods:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMT9K...eature=related

And a northern soul favourite from the short kuts (with vox from Eddie Harrison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOwH...eature=related
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Old 27-08-2010, 13:22
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The Association - Cherish (1966)
Another excellent track from one of quite a few great American sixties bands who were criminally ignored in the UK.

Tim Hardin - If I Were A Carpenter (1966)
There have been several cover versions of this great song, two of which made the UK Top Ten, the first by Bobby Darin in 1966 (my favourite version) and the second by the Four Tops in 1968 (not so keen on their version). Here’s the brilliant original.

Love - Seven and Seven Is (1967)
A track from 1967 that you’d be forgiven for thinking was a Punk track from 1977.

Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through The Tulips (1968)
The music scene of the late sixties gave us some pretty weird characters, but were any ever as weird as Tiny Tim?
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Old 27-08-2010, 15:12
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The Association - Cherish (1966)
Another excellent track from one of quite a few great American sixties bands who were criminally ignored in the UK.

Tim Hardin - If I Were A Carpenter (1966)
There have been several cover versions of this great song, two of which made the UK Top Ten, the first by Bobby Darin in 1966 (my favourite version) and the second by the Four Tops in 1968 (not so keen on their version). Here’s the brilliant original.

Love - Seven and Seven Is (1967)
A track from 1967 that you’d be forgiven for thinking was a Punk track from 1977.

Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through The Tulips (1968)
The music scene of the late sixties gave us some pretty weird characters, but were any ever as weird as Tiny Tim?
Definitely moving in that direction.

Now who has heard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DUEAG5eO6c
BONZO DOG (DOO-DAH) BAND - 'The Intro And The Outro'

I suppose the references don't mean much these days.
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Old 27-08-2010, 18:07
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heres one a friend of mine just uploaded for me, i havnt heard it for over 40 years and wasnt a hit so i was doubting my memory!

the pyramids with an eddy grant composition "all change for the bakerloo line"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZtnYMc9R6U
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Old 28-08-2010, 07:11
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heres one a friend of mine just uploaded for me, i havnt heard it for over 40 years and wasnt a hit so i was doubting my memory!

the pyramids with an eddy grant composition "all change for the bakerloo line"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZtnYMc9R6U
worth checking out youtubes member 'jimmytheferret', hes uploaded loads of rare 60's tracks
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Old 28-08-2010, 12:07
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worth checking out youtubes member 'jimmytheferret', hes uploaded loads of rare 60's tracks
Yes...I've chanced upon his uploads before.

I even bought a copy of this single when I heard it on his site:
The Cocktail Cabinet - Breathalyser
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Old 29-08-2010, 13:03
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Three versions of the same song: Heart, written by Tony Hatch. No, come back! It'll be okay I promise! It's a good one.

It starts slowly, but then builds, so stick with it.



The Remains - Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQYMT...ature=related#
Aka Barry & The Remains. Their album just arrived in the post yesterday and you'll definitely be hearing more from it. Apologies for the quality of sound on the clip though.

The Liverpool Five - Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ob35...eature=related

Petula Clark - Heart/ Le Coeur Qui Bat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBmBpyy578
Pet slips in a couple of verses in french, so this one's for our resident francophile Vabosity.
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Old 29-08-2010, 22:56
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Here's a guy I liked when I was young and Ginger Evans played this t'other morning

Click Here from 1962

How good was Bert??
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Old 30-08-2010, 13:15
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Three versions of the same song: Heart, written by Tony Hatch. No, come back! It'll be okay I promise! It's a good one.

It starts slowly, but then builds, so stick with it.



The Remains - Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQYMT...ature=related#
Aka Barry & The Remains. Their album just arrived in the post yesterday and you'll definitely be hearing more from it. Apologies for the quality of sound on the clip though.

The Liverpool Five - Hearthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ob35...eature=related

Petula Clark - Heart/ Le Coeur Qui Bat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBmBpyy578
Pet slips in a couple of verses in french, so this one's for our resident francophile Vabosity.
I like all three versions, but if I have to express a preference then I would say that for me the Liverpool Five just edge it.

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Francophile, others have also submitted French tracks and I would definitely say that they have a more in-depth knowledge of the French music scene of the sixties than I do. It’s true that I’ve been submitting a lot of tracks by the chanteuse Françoise Hardy, but that may possibly have more to do with her looks than her voice! Here’s another one from Françoise:-

Françoise Hardy - La Maison Où J'ai Grandi (1966)


Another French female singer from way back who I really like is Caterina Valente (yes, she’s French, her parents were Italian, but she was born in Paris – isn’t Wikipedia wonderful?). Caterina Valente was a Jazz/Pop singer who had an amazing voice, could sing in a dozen languages and was up there with the best of them when it came to Jazz scat-singing. She was mainly popular in the fifties, but here’s a clip from a sixties TV show of her beautifully singing a very famous old song in Italian:-

Caterina Valente - Over The Rainbow (in Italian)


My favourite Caterina Valente song (and her only UK hit) is sung in English and is called “The Breeze and I”. As it dates back to 1955, here’s a very different interpretation of the song from the sixties, a really good instrumental version by a really good instrumental group.

The Shadows - The Breeze And I (1962)
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Old 30-08-2010, 22:42
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I'm more a France Gall fan myself but here's a lesser known Francoise Hardy song I love.
Francoise Hardy - Le Temps De L'Amour

a few more lesser known french songstresses.
Arlette Zola - Deux Garçons pour une Fille
Marie Laforêt - Mon Amour, Mon Ami
Patricia - Quand on est malheureux

And as The Shadows have been mentioned, here's a great piece by two of their members.
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Applejack
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:32
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Just because the seventies thread has got off to a flying start there's no need to neglect the sixties one. Here's a selection of good American pop:-

Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity (1961)
I have a strange relationship with Gene Pitney’s sixties singles. Those I like I absolutely love, and those I dislike I absolutely hate. Of the singles I absolutely love this was only one that wasn’t a very big hit.

Gary Lewis and the Playboys - This Diamond Ring (1965)
Terrific pop song from a band led by the son of the comedian Jerry Lewis.

The Strangeloves - Cara Lin (1965)
Excellent track by a “fake” Australian band. See Wiki for further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strangeloves

Enchanters 4 - I Don't Know (1965)
Very obscure but rather enjoyable track that I stumbled across on Youtube while looking for something else.

Freddy Cannon - The Dedication Song (1966)
Some of the teenagers dancing along to this great track are some of nerdiest looking kids I’ve ever seen!

The Tokens - She Let's Her Hair Down (1969)
The Tokens brilliantly updating their great doo-wop sound on this track so as not to sound completely out of date in the late sixties, an era when doo-wop was most definitely seen as “old hat”.
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Old 01-09-2010, 13:19
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Yet more Shadows - a great funky rocker from 1966:
The Shadows-Scotch On The Socks

A lovely record by the Chiffons dating from 1968:
The Chiffons - Up On The Bridge

More French pop - trashy but fun. This one actually got a UK release sung in English - but the French version is better:
Jacqueline Taieb - 7 heure du matin

Staying in France - my favourite Jacques Dutronc number - with a splendid video:
Jacques Dutronc L'opportuniste
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Old 01-09-2010, 20:30
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I've got a beautiful cover of this by a female singer but I don't know who it is. Here's the original by the Much underrated Donovan.
Donovan- Sunny goodge street

A few songs about two-wheelers

Benny Quick - Motorbiene
Arlo Guthrie - I Don't Want a Pickle (the motorcycle song)
Yves Montand - A Bicyclette

David Bowie wasn't the first to write a song about space. Here's Joe Meek some ten years earlier.
Joe Meek (The Blue Men) - I Hear A New World

and a song about alien abduction
Joe Meek - Sky men

Adam Faith is one of England's forgotten singers, a man out of his time once The Beatles came along and without Cliff Richard's Peter Pan appeal. So spare a thought for his backing group, The Roulettes; The Shadows' poor cousin.
The Roulettes - The Long Cigarette

And as I posted some Charles Mingus in the 70's thread, here's one from my favourite album, Blues & Roots
Charles Mingus - Moanin'
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Old 01-09-2010, 23:17
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Adam Faith is one of England's forgotten singers, a man out of his time once The Beatles came along and without Cliff Richard's Peter Pan appeal. So spare a thought for his backing group, The Roulettes; The Shadows' poor cousin.
The Roulettes - The Long Cigarette
I've been meaning to post that one as well. I love it!
The Roulettes played on Unit 4+2's records who wrote this track.

I think Unit 4+2 made some great records. Here's a couple by them:
Unit Four Plus Two - You've Got To Be Cruel To Be Kind

Unit Four Plus Two - 3.30

...and one they wrote for the Bo Street Runners:
Bo Street Runners Baby Never Say Goodbye

And finally a later Adam Faith single which was a cover of a Bob Lind song:
Adam Faith - Cheryl's Goin' Home
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Old 01-09-2010, 23:38
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Getting in before anyone else
The Entire Phil Spectors Christmas Album
The Other Bit enjoy
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Old 02-09-2010, 00:09
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Have some very rare good old TITTYSHAKERS from the 1960 , now this just ooooooozed sleeeze Untouchables "CRAWLIN' (THE CRAWL)" Rello
http://www.tittyshakers.com/jukejoint1.htm
the 1st one on the page
this is a great site with some really really good and rare records on from around the 1960s and earlier..enjoy.. mind the pictures
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:59
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I've got a beautiful cover of this by a female singer but I don't know who it is. Here's the original by the Much underrated Donovan.
Donovan- Sunny goodge street
Allmusic.com suggests versions by Judy Collins or Marianne Faithful.
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...4377605~1~T000
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:31
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I don't think anyone's suggested this one before...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpE8dkUHuz4

The Soft Machine's Greatest Hit - Love Makes Sweet Music. What happens when you try to mix British R&B with bebop style vocal improvisation (and probably some drugs). The B side, Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin' is wonderful.
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Old 02-09-2010, 20:28
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Allmusic.com suggests versions by Judy Collins or Marianne Faithful.
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...4377605~1~T000
Yes, Judy Collins. Great cover but not on youtube sadly.

A good Cliff cover by Carl Wayne later to be in The Move of first song played on radio 1 fame.
Carl Wayne - Miss You Nights

Rick Wakeman had this French version of a Bob Dylan song as one of his recommended videos on Vintage TV yesterday. Charting at 21 so not really a hit but Fairport Convention's best position in the charts.
Fairport Convention - Si tu dois partir

Some more psych
Kaleidoscope - Flight from Ashiya
Morgen - Welcome to the void
Simon Stokes & The Nighthawks - Voodoo woman
Michel Polnareff - Dans la maison vide

with baroque leanings
Childe Harold - Anne With Love
Paul Piot & Paul Guiot- Amour, vacances et baroque
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:52
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Snip.......

The Tokens - She Let's Her Hair Down (1969)
The Tokens brilliantly updating their great doo-wop sound on this track so as not to sound completely out of date in the late sixties, an era when doo-wop was most definitely seen as “old hat”.
People may recognise this track, not because it was a hit but because it was used in a TV advert for Breck's shampoo for a couple of years in the UK.

The Tokens harmonies were a big influence on The Beach Boys sound.

Gorgeous song!
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