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Old 14-06-2010, 16:23
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Ahhh, i could talk about the Funk Brothers all day!

Standing in the Shadows of Motown is one of my all time fave music docs - that and The Last Waltz...

Speaking of which and by way of a link - here is utter legend Rick Danko (a big JJ fan) and the rest of The Band with Long Black Veil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMbVXYQpJV8

Thanks for Felice Taylor - love that track.

I played Laura Greene at a BBQ the other day and someone pipped up 'It's the KFC music'

...they got a badly burnt sausage!
Ha Ha KFC Indeed!
I remember the first time I heard it on the Tv and started singing along with it and my missus asked you know that song?
I sad I do but don't ask me who it is,
three weeks later She tracked it down.
My long and distant youth catching up with me
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Old 14-06-2010, 18:50
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Some summer songs

Clockwatchers - Hey it's Summertime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoxFEtGrzEs

Sunforest - Mr. Bumble & Overture to the sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jAbjCc5ORs

Wallace Collection - Day Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AqR00loT9k

Shaggy Boys - Behind These Stained Glass Windows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDEMSm_10PQ

Marlena Shaw - California Soul (original artist, The Fifth Dimension)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjorp2qc8K4

Anna Karina - Sous le Soleil Exactement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAVsGHDw_RU
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Old 15-06-2010, 13:26
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Four more, all from 1965.

My Little Red Book by Burt Bacharach and his Orchestra (featuring Tony Middleton)
My favourite version of this song (by Love) just happens to be the first track I ever posted to this thread.
Bacharach apparently hated Love’s Garage Rock treatment of his song, so here’s his own little known version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pruVWiAO9GQ

Quand Un Bateau Passe by Francoise Hardy
French language version of another Bacharach song “Trains and Boats and Planes”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDEH1jmoOrE

Golden Lights by Twinkle
Her (at the time) controversial motor bike crash song “Terry” got to No. 4 in the UK charts, so regrettably doesn’t qualify for this thread.
This is her somewhat less successful follow-up single.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJbf1dzktqg

Lonely Singing Doll by Twinkle
Here she is again with an English language version of Luxembourg’s 1965 Eurovision winner (but don’t let that put you off!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-bjy...eature=related
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Old 15-06-2010, 13:41
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A handful of nice pop soul records from me today:

Len Barry - It's That Time Of The Year
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wgzc6SHFIo

Truly Smith - I Want To Go Back There Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rKxAWAkZ54

Evie Sands - Picture Me Gone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RRx5WD8JAM

Bill Oddie - I Can't Get Through
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PlLVqrGlRg

(surprisingly good record from the old twitcher )
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Old 15-06-2010, 13:50
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Some summer songs


Wallace Collection - Day Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AqR00loT9k

Shaggy Boys - Behind These Stained Glass Windows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDEMSm_10PQ
Long time fan of 'Daydream' since the i-Monster cover a few years back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaUeiCaAejA

They sampled the Gunter Kallman version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xNJhqfby-Q

Love that Shaggy Boys record (never heard it before)...quality stuff. There's so much of that that Sunshine Pop stuff. Always liked this one...

Yellow Balloon - Stained Glass Window
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J63rkDByUNs
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Old 16-06-2010, 11:21
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Two instrumentals from opposite ends of the sixties

Manfred Mann - Why Should We Not

East of Eden - Jig-a-jig (I know it was recorded in the late 60s, but may not have been released until 1970)
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Old 16-06-2010, 15:07
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Bring It On Home To Me by Sam Cooke
I cannot understand how this classic track was never a hit in the UK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovpIZ...eature=related

Heart by Rita Pavone
A minor UK hit single for the Italian singer in 1967.
I heard somewhere that this is Morrissey’s all time track favourite track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QXjkM7gOVY

Easier Said Than Done by the Essex
A minor UK hit single in 1963.
A track I’m particularly fond of, although as there's nothing that special about it, I cannot honestly say why.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxAaN...eature=related

Hey Joe by Deep Purple
Final track on their 1968 debut album “Shades of Deep Purple”.
I definitely prefer Jimi’s version, but this is certainly worth a listen (if you’ve got seven and a half minutes to spare, that is).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xm4os2ugaA
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:06
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Has anyone heard of Vic Dana?

This song "Crystal Chandelier" (Liberty 1965 - british pressing) is the only record I have by him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrvZH...eature=related
I'm a huge traditional country fan ie 50's/60's/70's rather than modern country and that song's famous in country circles as being sung by Charley Pride.
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:08
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Later of course a huge No.1 in 1981 for Soft Cell. For any young 'uns who may read the thread, she was Marc Bolan's girlfriend and was driving when he was killed in 1977.
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:16
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Two instrumentals from opposite ends of the sixties

Manfred Mann - Why Should We Not

East of Eden - Jig-a-jig (I know it was recorded in the late 60s, but may not have been released until 1970)
a hit in 1971 actually

i have it on vynil.
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:18
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Heart by Rita Pavone
A minor UK hit single for the Italian singer in 1967.
I heard somewhere that this is Morrissey’s all time track favourite track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QXjkM7gOVY

Easier Said Than Done by the Essex
A minor UK hit single in 1963.
A track I’m particularly fond of, although as there's nothing that special about it, I cannot honestly say why.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxAaN...eature=related
I love those two as well.

I know what you mean about the Essex track. I think it's more of a good vibe than a stunning song. I think they did the original of 'A Walking Miracle' as well, which was a hit for Limmie & The Family Cooking in the 70s.
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:20
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[quote=mushymanrob;40998028]a hit in 1971 actually

i have it on vynil.[/QUOTE]

Me too...on the Deram label!
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Old 17-06-2010, 08:51
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[quote=Capablanca;40998114]
a hit in 1971 actually

i have it on vynil.[/QUOTE]

Me too...on the Deram label!
I've also got in on vinyl - on one of those white label promotion discs with a big red A on the label to denote the intended A side.

I used to get loads of my records as those demo discs from a stall in Southall Market back in the 1960s/early 70s.
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Old 17-06-2010, 10:46
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Golden Lights by Twinkle
I'm sure you knew that The Smiths did a version of this song as the B-side to "Ask" (it's also on the "Louder Than Bombs" & "The World Won't Listen" compilations.) This is completely in tune with Morrissey's love of 60's girl groups & singers - The Smiths also covered The Cookies' "I Want A Boy For My Birthday" in their early days, and almost the last track they ever recorded was a version of Cilla Black's "Work Is A Four-Letter Word", which Johnny Marr hated so much he quit the band after the session!
Heart by Rita Pavone
A minor UK hit single for the Italian singer in 1967.
I heard somewhere that this is Morrissey’s all time track favourite track.
I didn't know that Moz was a Rita Pavone fan - I bought a compilation album of hers after hearing the excellent "Il Ballo del Mattone" in the Argentinian movie "Nine Queens (Nueve Reinas)"
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Old 17-06-2010, 13:15
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I'm sure you knew that The Smiths did a version of this song as the B-side to "Ask" (it's also on the "Louder Than Bombs" & "The World Won't Listen" compilations.) This is completely in tune with Morrissey's love of 60's girl groups & singers - The Smiths also covered The Cookies' "I Want A Boy For My Birthday" in their early days, and almost the last track they ever recorded was a version of Cilla Black's "Work Is A Four-Letter Word", which Johnny Marr hated so much he quit the band after the session!
I vaguely remember seeing a TV prog of Moz in Hollywood and he was playing this old Diana Dors 45 on a Dansette!

So Little Time (1964) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw95vueZ0iE

Quite a cool track.
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Old 17-06-2010, 13:38
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A selection from 1967....

Denny Laine - Say You Don't Mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYO63fffIY
(very Sgt. Pepper looking Denny)

Elmer Gentry's Velvet Opera - Flames http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DdMgbCQVvQ
(proto hard rock)

John's Children - Desdemona http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtga...eature=related
(early Bolan song - good one too)

Dantalian's Chariot - Madman Running Through The Fields http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-hwhRYMBRE
(Zoot Money trips out)
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Old 17-06-2010, 13:41
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A selection from 1967....

Denny Laine - Say You Don't Mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYO63fffIY
(very Sgt. Pepper looking Denny)

Elmer Gentry's Velvet Opera - Flames http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DdMgbCQVvQ
(proto hard rock)

John's Children - Desdemona http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtga...eature=related
(early Bolan song - good one too)

Dantalian's Chariot - Madman Running Through The Fields http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-hwhRYMBRE
(Zoot Money trips out)
was 'say you dont mind' originally 67 then? i only know it from 1972 on epic got that too!
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Old 17-06-2010, 14:10
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was 'say you dont mind' originally 67 then? i only know it from 1972 on epic got that too!
Was that the Colin Blunstone cover? I've got the Deram 45 by Denny from '67. Great song!
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Old 17-06-2010, 14:21
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Was that the Colin Blunstone cover? I've got the Deram 45 by Denny from '67. Great song!
doh... *homer simpson stylee* ive got both ... getting muddled there!
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Old 17-06-2010, 15:38
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New to this thread, but hell, you're all talking my kind of music!

I can't get to youtube at work, but here's a short list to get me started:

Mama Cass - Make Your Own Kind Of Music (1969) - should have been a million seller

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth (1967) Never had a hit here in the UK, but a big cult following later, I guess.

This was a big hit, but you never hear it and no-one remembers it:
Herman's Hermits - My Sentimental Friend (1969 - one of my all time favourite records)
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Old 17-06-2010, 16:17
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[quote=Phred;41016276]

I've also got in on vinyl - on one of those white label promotion discs with a big red A on the label to denote the intended A side.

I used to get loads of my records as those demo discs from a stall in Southall Market back in the 1960s/early 70s.
Might have come from EMI's factories down the road in Hayes.
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Old 17-06-2010, 16:43
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Lesser known (but nonetheless excellent) songs by two big name bands:-

Legal Matter by the Who
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBMEFxEhu_8

Animal Farm by the Kinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9sY3NKP7is


Original versions of two songs that were very big UK hits for other artists:-

I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight and the Pips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah1cv...eature=related

Bend Me Shape Me by American Breed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1PpD1z-gs
Since my previous post I’ve discovered that American Breed’s version of Bend Me Shape is not actually the original. Apparently, this is:-

Bend Me Shape Me by the Outsiders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZU_639WNXs

That may be the original, but I can’t say that I’m too keen on it. It seems weak compared to my favourite version by American Breed or the hit version by Amen Corner.

However, here’s a couple of tracks (one up-tempo, one slow) by the same band that I do like a great deal:-

Respectable by the Outsiders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7Oi...eature=related

Girl In Love by the Outsiders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9vtG...eature=related
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Old 17-06-2010, 20:04
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Some late '60's Jazz

Keith Mansfield - Morning Broadway (he composed the Grandstand theme. "Space Ho's" by Danger Doom sampled this apparently)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDZA_-3xfhc

Peter Thomas - Vergiss Mich, Wenn Du Kannst (featuring the sultry vocals of Austrian pin-up Senta Berger)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfPhRHsRnh8

Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock (Yep, the Futurama theme - he collaborated with Michel Colombier on this one)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZPDrNAFo1U

Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier - La Horse (released in '69 despite what it says in the link)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYh6mLNlC40
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Old 18-06-2010, 09:30
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Heres proof that PUNK started in 1966 Bad girl - Zachary thaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTX1v_pJt5E Also proof that rap started the same year.Spazz - The elektric band - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OoYW-QpWSM&a
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Old 18-06-2010, 17:05
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Four very good tracks from some lesser known British girl singers of the 1960s:-

I Want You To Be My Baby by Billie Davis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bTm...eature=related

Come To Me by Julie Grant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2RyZgOj2kY

You Just Gotta Know My Mind by Dana Gillespie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8mkMuMMDQQ

I’m Just A Baby by Louise Cordet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNMO3CGLYYo
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