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Old 03-09-2010, 12:31
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Some very good tracks by four British teenage girl singers.

Helen Shapiro - A Teenager Sings The Blues (1962)

Adrienne Poster - Shang A Doo Lang (1964)

Lorraine Silver - Happy Faces (1966)

Truly Smith - The Boy From Chelsea (1967)
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Old 03-09-2010, 17:17
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The Remains - You Got A Hard Time Coming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=400Qdk43e9I

The Remains - Once Before
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heZx3t67wyY
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:32
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whatever happened to adrienne poster? used to be quite a babe...
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:15
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:52
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Hi all, I'm new here (as you can see from the post count) but thought I'd add a few classics of my own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqxk8-obF9Y
The fantastic Roy Harper and his 1966 paean to mental illness, Committed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxNoRmaWpDA
The Litter - Codine from Distortions (1967)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SB11giesKc
The definitive version of 'Somebody to Love' IMO from The Great Society

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-immb0DlXTQ
N.S.U. - Stoned from 1969's Turn On, Or Turn Me Down

and last but not least...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njs4KTzz6aw
Mystic Siva - Spinning a Spell (1969) from Under The Influence
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:44
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:51
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the original idea of this thread was to publicise tracks that didnt make a big impact on the charts, or failed, but that you know... i exhausted my ideas long since (i was only a boy in the 60's). so as its still a poular thread i though id change the premis somewhat, some of you already have i suspect! .. i think its ok now to [i]look up[i/] tracks that you dont know but fit the criteria... so when time permits im going to look up tracks by established artists that failed...

to start with ill do spencer davis... a string of fantastic hits in the mid 60's but had several misses either side of their 'purple patch'.


'every little bit hurts' from early '65, made #41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM4WLwa-rIw


'strong love' from mid 65, #44 ..... i like this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbDcxkbtAfI

'i cant stand it' from 64, #47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaATUww5a_A

'when i come home'... a #12 from mid 66... im surprised that a track that peaked so high is totally unknown to me, ive never heard it but i know very well hits from '66. perhaps its just not a fashionable track to play..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhf9yTXh8dc



'timeseller' #30 in '67
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbDcxkbtAfI

mr second class, their last hit in 67, #35.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb0yBWD4PaQ
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Old 05-09-2010, 14:41
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Some killer guitar riffs from these four groups. (the first two are early songs from soon-to-be established bands)
Cream - NSU
The Velvet Underground & Nico - All tomorrow's parties
The Eyes - You're too much
The Groupies - Primitive

And some rock from France, starting with Adam Faith covering a french garage rock song
Adam Faith - Rien Ne Peut Plus M'Empecher

French mod band
Antoine et ses Problèmes - Je dis ce que je pense

Started with an English singer singing French so here's an English version of a funny French song referencing English rock lyrics
Jacqueline Taïeb - 7am

And finally..we've had a lot of Dutronc and Hardy in this thread so here they are together with her wearing a miniskirt, for illustrative purposes of course.
Jacques Dutronc - Mini, mini, mini

For non-french speakers, here's roughly what Francoise says at the end: "Well, I wear miniskirts, simply because I don't have minilegs. If I had minilegs maybe I'd wear maxiskirts. Evidentally in France, in the matter of how people dress people sometimes have a weight mindset. Whereas look at England; everyone wears a minskirt, even the Scots."
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:18
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Here’s a pair of magnificent Arthur Alexander originals, the first famously covered by the Rolling Stones, the second famously covered by the Beatles.

Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On (1961)

Arthur Alexander - Anna (1962)


As I’ve just mentioned the Beatles, here’s a couple of tracks from them.

The Beatles – Cry For A Shadow (1961)
During their period in Hamburg, Germany, the Beatles were engaged to back the British singer Tony Sheridan at a recording session. At that session the Beatles recorded this track without Sheridan, an instrumental written by John Lennon and George Harrison (a Lennon-Harrison composition, how unique is that?!) meant to parody the style of Britain’s top group of the day, the Shadows.

The Beatles - Sie Liebt Dich (1964)
German language version of “She Loves You”. The Beatles also recorded “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in German (“Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”), which I previously submitted on Page 3 of this thread.
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Old 06-09-2010, 16:12
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Back in the dim, distant past of Page 12 of this thread, I mentioned one of my favourite songs, but sadly it wasn't on Youtube. Well now it is!

Here in all it's glory, from 1968, and containing the greatest rhyming couplet ever in recorded history, I give you:
Reparata & The Delrons - Saturday Night Didn't Happen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbjLqF9f3U8
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:27
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I don't think we've had anything by Jefferson Airplane yet? So here's one.

Jefferson Airplane - Don't Slip Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIApHr_uus

Now, I'd like some help please. Does anyone know of any other essential songs by them? (besides White Rabbit & Somebody To Love of course)
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:59
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It Should Have Been Me by Kim Weston (1963) My Favourite Version.
The version on youtube is, well not the song I'm talking about
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:24
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Something very different from me today.

Unlike many people, I’ve never had a problem with novelty songs, and here are four of my favourites from the early sixties.

Tommy Steele - What A Mouth (1960)
A Cockney novelty song.

Robin Hall and Jimmy MacGregor - Football Crazy (1960)
A Glaswegian novelty song.

The Vernons Girls – You Know What I Mean (1962)
A Scouse novelty song.

Lucky Starr - I’ve Been Everywhere (1962)
An Australian novelty song.
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Old 08-09-2010, 15:02
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A garage classic:

The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh And It's Raining (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFudgLQpTsE
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Old 08-09-2010, 17:29
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Everybody knows them for '96 Tears' - it's been posted on here at least a couple of times - but here are a few more good ones from ? And The Mysterians.

? & The Mysterians - Girl You Captivate Me (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKniZ-wfhPk

? & The Mysterians - 8 Teen (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2AaVu3mD-s

? & The Mysterians - Smokes (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmHXDn4Pmz8

Groovy!
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Old 08-09-2010, 18:17
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Some “folky” tracks.

The Brothers Four - The Green Leaves of Summer (1960)
Theme song from the John Wayne film “The Alamo”.

Harry Belafonte and Odetta - There's a Hole in the Bucket (1960)
Comedic traditional folk song recorded live at Carnegie Hall.

The Highwaymen - The Gypsy Rover (1961)
The Highwaymen had a charttopping single in the UK with their version of the spiritual “Michael Row The Boat Ashore”, but imho "The Gypsy Rover" is a much better song.

Nancy Ames – Greenfields (1963)
Beautiful cover version of the aforementioned Brothers Four’s most popular song.
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Old 08-09-2010, 18:38
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A garage classic:

The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh And It's Raining (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFudgLQpTsE
Wow. One look at the title and you know it's going to be good. Any more like that?
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:03
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Wow. One look at the title and you know it's going to be good. Any more like that?

Not that I know of by the same band, although that's not to say they're not out there somewhere....

It's complicated a little by the fact there's LOADS of bands with that name.

If you like that punky style of garage, as opposed to some of the more psych-y bands like The Seeds etc. (although by 'psychedelic' we're not talking 'See Emily Play' or Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' here: US psych and British psych are two very different animals) The Sonics would probably be the main practitioners to check out - their 'Have Love Will Travel' is on P3 of this thread and I've added a couple more good ones below, plus Iggy & The Stooges of course, The Count Five and there are lots of one-offs.

As a starter I recommend the Uptight Tonight compilation on Ace Records, plus the seminal 'Nuggets' compilation.



The Sonics - Psycho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-_0V0IXEkc

The Sonics - The Witch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_HiQ...eature=related

The Hogs - Blues Theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFllao0ZhfY
The Hogs were an incarnation of The Chocolate Watchband, who I keep meaning to post here and now seems like a good time.
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Old 09-09-2010, 16:01
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Big ups to all the posters who provided these great links, And the original Op of course.I've spent 2 days on Nostalgia Avenue! By the time I found this thread it was already on page 16 and any song I thought of had already been posted. But I have squeezed one in on the 70's thread.
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Old 09-09-2010, 17:18
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heres a few from the late dave dee and co

'you make it move'.. 1965

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO4R8Yv9_Vo&feature=fvst

'help me'

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

'all i want' 1966

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq3vE...eature=related
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:12
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Starting with another instrumental from Joe Meek's Outlaws
The Outlaws - Indian Brave

A few more lesser known songs from big artists...

A mod song from Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens - Kitty

Some blues rock from Manfred Mann
manfred mann - LSD

Some psych from Gene Pitney
Gene Pitney - Animal Crackers In Cellophane Boxes

and some psych from The Tremoloes
The Tremeloes - Instant Whip

Another psych song
The Smoke - My Friend Jack

one more
The Troggs - Feels Like A Woman

And to end with two soul mod songs

The Action - Since I Lost My Baby
The Anglos - Incense
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:12
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Love the intro:

Spooky Tooth - Waitin' For the Wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT881ZR7kNQ
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:10
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I've just realised that every track I've submitted in my last three posts has been from the early sixties, so here are some fairly obscure but nonetheless very good tracks from the other end of the decade.

The Baroques - Mary Jane (1967)

Piccadilly Line - At The Third Stroke (1967)

The Gun – Sunshine (1968)

The Cortinas - Phoebe's Flower Shop (1968)

It's A Beautiful Day - Girl With No Eyes (1969)
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Old 11-09-2010, 22:41
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I don't think we've had anything by Jefferson Airplane yet? So here's one.

Jefferson Airplane - Don't Slip Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIApHr_uus

Now, I'd like some help please. Does anyone know of any other essential songs by them? (besides White Rabbit & Somebody To Love of course)
I think you'd enjoy their first two albums 'Takes Off' and 'Surrealistic Pillow'.

Here are two great tracks - one from each album:

Jefferson Airplane - Blues From An Airplane

Jefferson Airplane - Today
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Old 11-09-2010, 22:51
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And finally..we've had a lot of Dutronc and Hardy in this thread so here they are together with her wearing a miniskirt, for illustrative purposes of course.
Jacques Dutronc - Mini, mini, mini
I'm not long back from a week in France and am glad to report Dutronc is still going! Saw his name on a poster second top billing to the Prodigy at a festival in Provence. I also picked up a copy of his first album which I was pleased to find. Here's a gem from that album:

Jacques Dutronc - Les Cactus
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