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Old 10-10-2011, 17:43
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I've been submitting a lot of garage lately so as a change here's two soulful ladies for you this week - but two very different numbers in terms of tempo and style. The first got to no3 in the US charts, so as such doesn't strictly qualify for this thread, but when did you last hear it on the radio? I'm submitting it as a forgotten gem. The second? Well, all I'm saying is crank it up loud and stand well back.


Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger (1963)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-VDbbjIto4

Backing vocals are by The Dells.
(Ignore the youtube comments underneath the clip if you know what's good for you.)

Right, hold on to your hats...!

Lavern Baker - Saved (1961)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNituMY8--Q
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Old 11-10-2011, 13:38
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Yesterday I posted some of my favourite hit singles by the Who to the 1960's Appreciation thread, so today I've decided to post some of my favourite "lesser known" Who tracks to this thread.


Starting with this great Mod anthem:-

The Who - The Kids Are Alright (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmowtt9vhLY


Next, my favourite Who track of the sixties:-

The Who - A Legal Matter (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBMEFxEhu_8


Finally, something a bit different, a song written and performed by bassist John Entwhistle:-

The Who - Boris The Spider (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvFuU...eature=related
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Old 13-10-2011, 13:34
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I've decided to take a bit of a break from my page by page review of the thread, because, for the first time in absolutely ages, I've actually got some tracks to submit that are new to the thread.

Three cover versions of songs originally recorded by the Four Seasons have topped the UK singles chart. Here are the originals:-

The Four Seasons - Silence is Golden (1964)
Chart topping version: The Tremeloes (1967).
Good though the Tremeloes' cover is, I much prefer the original version, which started its life as the B-side to the magnificent Rag Doll.


Frankie Valli - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (1965)
Chart topping version: The Walker Brothers (1966).
The original version was actually recorded by the Four Seasons, but for whatever reason the only name to appear on the record label was that of their lead singer, Frankie Valli.
This time my preference is definitely for the cover version. I feel the song suits Scott Walker's voice much better than it does Frankie Valli's. The original version, however, is still worth a listen.

The Four Seasons - Working My Way Back To You (1966)
Chart topping version: The Detroit Spinners (1980).
I cannot stand the Detroit Spinners version of this song. It's Disco for crying out loud!
Thankfully, the original version, which I like a great deal, isn't.
This post is in a similar vein to my previous post.

Cover versions of several songs written and originally recorded by Bob Dylan were big hits for other artists. Here are the original versions of four of them:-

Bob Dylan - Blowing In The Wind (1963)
Hit version: Peter, Paul and Mary (1963).
The irony here is that the hit version is probably more suitable for this thread than the original, as the Peter, Paul and Mary version doesn't get many plays today whereas the Dylan version gets quite a lot.

Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (1963)
Hit version: Bryan Ferry (1973).
The hit version is the only cover of a Dylan song that I can think of where the cover artist has a worse voice than Dylan himself .
I'm not at all keen on Ferry's version, but I love the original.

Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
Hit version: The Byrds (1965).
Dylan's original and the Byrds' chart topping cover are very different. The latter is very much an abridged version of the song and its famous intro was written by Roger McGuinn and not Bob Dylan, so is not found on the original.
I like both versions. When I'm in the mood for superior mid-sixties pop I'll listen to the version by the Byrds and when I'm in the mood for some lyrical wizardry I'll listen to the original.

Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower (1967)
Hit version: The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968).
The Hendrix version is such an utter classic that it's difficult to listen to the original without writing it off for no other reason than that it isn't by Hendrix.
The secret is to put the famous cover completely out of your your head when listening to the original and you'll soon find that the Dylan version is actually rather good.
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Old 13-10-2011, 23:21
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Yesterday I posted some of my favourite hit singles by the Who to the 1960's Appreciation thread, so today I've decided to post some of my favourite "lesser known" Who tracks to this thread.



Next, my favourite Who track of the sixties:-

The Who - A Legal Matter (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBMEFxEhu_8

I love this not very well-known track by The Who. It should have been a massive hit and up there with the likes of My Generation and Pinball Wizard.
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Old 13-10-2011, 23:29
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I love this not very well-known track by The Who. It should have been a massive hit and up there with the likes of My Generation and Pinball Wizard.
You have very good taste.
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Old 14-10-2011, 09:27
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You have very good taste.
Thank-you. I particularly like the intro of A Legal Matter. I saw the Who when they had only had one hit, "I Can't Explain" in 1965, they were brilliant even then. I have been a fan ever since.
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Old 17-10-2011, 12:21
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I've decided to take a bit of a break from my page by page review of the thread, because, for the first time in absolutely ages, I've actually got some tracks to submit that are new to the thread.
Break over! It's time to return to my page by page review of the thread otherwise it'll never get completed.

So ...

Continuing Vabosity's first anniversary review of the thread.

Here's my selection of five great tracks from Page 34 of the thread:-

Ben E. King - Don't Play That Song
Originally submitted by Vabosity on 1st March 2011.

Lulu - I Can't Hear You No More
Originally submitted by laineythenomad on 2nd March 2011.

The Electric Prunes - The Great Banana Hoax
Originally submitted by MikeBr on 3rd March 2011.

The Four Evers - A Lovely Way To Say Goodnight
Originally submitted by Capablanca on 3rd March 2011.

The Stone Poneys - Different Drum
Originally submitted by Phoenix Lazarus on 4th March 2011.
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Old 17-10-2011, 18:52
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Break over! It's time to return to my page by page review of the thread
And not before time!

Only kidding.


The Electric Prunes - The Great Banana Hoax
Originally submitted by MikeBr on 3rd March 2011.
I absolutely love that track!
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Old 18-10-2011, 16:16
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A couple of selections from Big Beat's Northwest Battle Of The Bands series, and then, in a very male-dominated genre, two garage groups with girl singers, the all-girl Debutantes (fronted by the absolutely delicious Jan McLellan) and The Blades from South Carolina.

Tom Thumb & The Casuals - The Draft (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjbNz-5ZbM

Tom Thumb & The Casuals - I Should Know (1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8anRSPLb6Q

The Debutantes - A New Love Today (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEVMK9RF3R4

The Blades - I'll Shed No Tear (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zppTZpc2Jzs
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Old 18-10-2011, 18:18
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Family-Scene thru the eye of the lens 1967

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

My sister bought some lps from a bargain bin in woolies circa 1974 and i was quite surprised of the quality of this german progressive beat group.

The Blackbirds - No Destination.1968

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

Shane 'Saint Paul'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=KVH2h4rq3S4
originally recorded by Terry Knight a friend of Paul McCartney.
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Old 18-10-2011, 20:44
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Here are some of my favourite rare sixties tracks which i have loved over the last few years:
-Bye bye baby by Franki valli and the Four Seasons
-Oh Pleasure man by Cilla Black
-Big Yellow Taxi by Ireen Sheer
-If Trees could talk by Samantha Juste
-Hobbies by Jenny Moss
-If you gotta pick a baby by Glenda Collins
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Old 18-10-2011, 22:18
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Just thought of one I have always loved and which was only a very minor hit in the 60's.
Walking My Cat Named Dog by Norma Tanega.
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Old 19-10-2011, 12:12
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the ronettes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzhbGaCwBzs
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Old 19-10-2011, 12:17
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Oh, I do like that one!



Continuing Vabosity's first anniversary review of the thread.

Here's my selection of five great tracks from Page 35 of the thread:-

Tim Buckley - Buzzin' Fly
Originally submitted by MikeBr on 9th March 2011.

The Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can't Sit Down
Originally submitted by Vabosity on 12th March 2011.

The Dovells - Bristol Stomp
Originally submitted by laineythenomad on 12th March 2011.

Kathy Young and the Innocents - A Thousand Stars
Originally submitted by Randy Gibbons on 12th March 2011.

The Delcos - Arabia
Originally submitted by Randy Gibbons on 14th March 2011.
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Old 19-10-2011, 17:47
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Rare psych and as the organ suggests this was recorded in a church, St. Gabrielīs in Cricklewood, as confirmed by their drummer in the comments.

Felius Andromeda - Meditations
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Old 20-10-2011, 18:31
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Some Sunshine Pop

The Millennium - It's You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-fn4oztRwk

The Hobbits - Sunny Day Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdQexsqXEdo
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Old 21-10-2011, 07:57
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hi guys... just come to say goodbye whilst i can...lol.. the rate im going ill be perminantly banned soon. apparantly i keep breaking the 'respect others' rule , which i agree with but it gives any old idiot the right to post any old crap and everyone has to 'respect' it.... thats something i struggle with, in my day respect had to be earned, it wasnt a god given right. im not the sort of person who can let idiots get away with posting crap, especially about the beatles/jacko/saw... this site appears to be more interested with katie price and the celeb culture then a decent meaningful, informative thread like this, im under the impression that that demograph of fans is more inline with what ds wants then some old guy talking about the way things were.
dunno how long ill be around, its a pity in some ways, you guys have made this thread the best in ds history and if it wasnt for you decent guys id long since have left. so a big thanks for all who contributed to this thread though i fear its value is lost on the ds management who are more concerned with what katie did next then scourcing info on music history.

see you soon?... lol.
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Old 21-10-2011, 17:27
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Hope it doesn't come to that but yeah it's amazing any meaningful threads survive amongst all the 'music news' detritus.
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Old 21-10-2011, 18:33
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Thanks mate for starting this thread. I've given a lot to it and gained a huge amount in return. I hope you stay around, but if our paths don't cross again I'd like to say thanks, it's been a pleasure.

Good wishes,
Steve
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Old 21-10-2011, 18:46
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Rob,

I'd like to echo what Randy said.

I joined DS in February 2010 to post primarily on a non-music forum, and when I first looked at the music forum I said to myself "this forum is definitely not for me". Then you started this thread, I started contributing, and really enjoying doing so. So much so, in fact, that eventually this thread almost became my raison d'etre!

They haven't given you your marching orders yet, and hopefully they never will, so I look forward to seeing your future posts on this and some of the other retro threads.

Cheers,

Vabosity.
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Old 21-10-2011, 19:24
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omg Rob I was so upset to read your post - surely you're not going to be banned from DS permanently, and if so, what the hell for??!! PLEASE keep this thread going if you can, but if you can't I'm sure the rest of us will. This thread and its 70's counterpart are the best on this forum by a long way, a veritable jewel amongst all the dross.
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Old 22-10-2011, 07:26
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thanks for the replies guys...

i hope it doesnt come to a perminant ban, but i must be on my last warning now after a 7 day ban. id accept it IF i had deliberately been antagonistic... but i hadnt, i always debate an issue in a manner that id expect to be replied too... hell ive been disrespected in far worse terms then the ones i got banned for! .... its all about the interpretation of 'disrespect'.. once someone loses his point, they revert to complaining about being disrespected, in this case i refered to the general young music fans on here as 'fanboys'... which to my knowlege isnt a term of abuse, its no worse then 'teenybopper' is it?... well my intention wasnt one of abuse anyway. i suppose it could be construed as disrespectful, but ffs... its so light was it worth a complaint?

anyway, im still here, id like to be here, but if i get the chop then so be it! i could still view this thread so keep it going! lol.
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Old 22-10-2011, 07:29
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ps back to the music! i hope brian matthews is on at 8, he was poorly last week and tim rice didnt quite live up to brians standards.
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Old 23-10-2011, 12:09
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Continuing Vabosity's first anniversary review of the thread.

Here's my selection of five great tracks from Page 36 of the thread:-

Helmut Zacharias - Tokyo Melody
Originally submitted by Radio Ruderham on 15th March 2011.

Billy Fury - Iíll Never Quite Get Over You
Originally submitted by Vabosity on 17th March 2011.

Shades of Blue - Oh How Happy
Originally submitted by Barney06 on 17th March 2011.

The Loviní Spoonful - You Didnít Have To Be So Nice
Originally submitted by Vabosity on 18th March 2011.

The Strangeloves - Cara-Lin
Originally submitted by Randy Gibbons on 19th March 2011.
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Old 23-10-2011, 19:13
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We've had a couple I think from producer/artist/svengali figure Kim Fowley including his most famous track 'The Trip', but here's a good one:

Kim Fowley - Reincarnation (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj272...eature=related
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