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VA - Waking Up Scheherazade Vol. 1; 2

 

VA - Waking Up Scheherazade  Vol. 1; 2

VA - Waking Up Scheherazade 
Arabian Garage Psych Nuggets
From The 60's and Early 70's

" Waking Up Scheherazade is a two volume vinyl compilation of Arabian garage psych nuggets from the late 60s and early 70s, that have been hidden for many many years. The rarest of the rarest from Iran to Morocco. Some great north African and middle eastern early rock trash.

Finding a nuggets album with psychedelic tracks from the middle east and north Africa is hard. One of the reasons why we hear so little of rock examples from Middle Eastern and Arab countries is not that they do not exist, because especially in the 60s and 70s the whole world was open to modern experiments, but many of such scenes quickly closed down in many countries and were replaced by fascist or other extremely “limiting the freedom of creative expressions” Regimes. These records now, stand proud as the voice of a generation that grabbed the opportunity to create new sounds.

The music on the two compilation is not really very psychedelic, It is rather a mixture of 60s rock and pop with a Middle Eastern twist. The singing is in both English and native tongues and the quality of each track is admirable. The wide range of local instruments and the use of electric piano or keyboards is something that adds a particular flavor to it, don't expect anything over psychedelic , just some slightly eccentric early oriental rock music."


Volume one

VA - Waking Up Scheherazade  Vol. 1; 2

1. Sea-Ders - Thanks A Lot   (Lebanon)
2. El-Abranis - Athedjaladde (Algeria)
3. Simon C Edwards And His Soul Set -I Got You (Lebanon)
4. Morocco - Ela Tho (Armenia/USA)
5. Kouroush - Dil Dasa Per Mesha (Iran)
6. The Kool Kats - Step Out (Lebanon)
7. Nai Bonet - The Seventh Veil (Egypt/USA)
8. Tony Franks & The Hippin' Souls - Last Night - Waking Up Scheherazade (Lebanon)
9. Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra - From The Moon (Lebanon)
10. Raks -  Raks Dance (Persia Iran)
11. Kareem Isaaq & Middle Eastern Rock - Besasha (Arab countries/USA)
12. Ray Psyah - Deep Down Inside (Lebanon)
13. Sea-ders - Undecidedly (Lebanon)
14. El-Abranis - Avetheri A L'afjare - (Algeria)
15. Simon C Edwards & His Soul Band - The Way I Do (Lebanon)
16. Morocco - Opa Kukla (Armenia/USA)

Volume Two

VA - Waking Up Scheherazade  Vol. 1; 2


1. Wrong Notes - Verequoi (Egypt)
2. Shar Habeel - Dance And Cheer (Soudan)
3. Abdelhadi Belryath (Morocco)
4. Feridun Foroughi - Wals Jackle (Iran)
5. News - Tell Me (Lebanon)
6. Dorid Laham - Tamo Yamo (Syria)
7. Les Freres Megri - Sebar (Morocco)
8. Soli - Music Negar (Iran)
9. Tony Franks And The Hippie Souls - Crazy Woman (Lebanon)
10. Wrong Notes - Oriental Tune (Egypt)
11. Shar Habeel - El Bambi (Soudan)
12. Naïma Samith - Zifaf Filfada (Morocco)
13. Tony Franks And The Hippie Souls - Keep It (Lebanon)
14. Jo And The New Magnifici - Sunshine (Lebanon)

VA - Waking Up Scheherazade  Vol. 1; 2


Pop a Paris (FRA) Vol 1 Contact

Pop a Paris (FRA) Vol 1 Contact


 

Pop a Paris (FRA) Vol 1 Contact

Pop a Paris (FRA) Vol 1 Contact

Tracklist


1 The Blackburds– Get Out Of My Life Woman (instrumental) 2:43

2 Michel Polnareff– Le Roi Des Fourmis 2:48

3 Chantal Kelly– Notre Prof' D'anglais 2:59

4 Jean Mareska– Nous Sommes Très Bien Comme Ça 3:05

5 Brigitte Bardot– Contact 2:24

6 Chris*– Plan De Fugue 2:12

7 Pascale Audret– Affole-Toi Marie 2:41

8 Johnny Hallyday– Je N'ai Jamais Rien Demandé 2:53

9 Virginie (4)– Vous N'avez Rien Compris 1:53

10 Claude François– Eloïse 5:36

11 Jacqueline Taïeb*– 7 Heures Du Matin 2:20

12 Claude Channes– L'amour Pas La Guerre 2:26

13 Elsa (3)– C'est Bizarre 3:32

14 Henri Salvador– Carnaby Street 2:30

15 Delphine– La Fermeture Éclair 2:39

16 Ronnie Bird– Le Pivert 2:27

17 Charlotte Leslie– Les Filles C'est Fait.. 3:02

18 Fernand Raynaud– Oh! Eh! Hein! Quoi! 2:15

19 France Gall– Dady Da Da 2:43

20 Monty (6)– Le Collège 2:36

21 Stone (14)– Le Nénuphar 2:30

22 Serge Gainsbourg– L'anamour 2:35

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer


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The Rolling Stones - The Lost Treasure ( Saturday Club & Top Gear... plus - sessions 1964)

The Rolling Stones -  The Lost Treasure ( Saturday Club & Top Gear... plus -  sessions 1964)

For nostalgic of RS fans is the most it...👍

Saturday Club, BBC, London
Recorded on Feb. 3, 1964
Broadcasted on Feb. 8, 1964

01. Don’t Lie To Me
02. Mona (I Need You Baby)
03. Walking The Dog
04. Bye Bye Johnny
05. You Better Move On
06. I Wanna Be Your Man
Saturday Club, BBC, London
Recorded on the 3rd UK Tour, Feb. 8 - March 7, 1964
Broadcasted on March 8, 1964

07. Roll Over Beethoven
08. Beautiful Delilah
Saturday Club, BBC, London
Recorded on April 13, 1964
Broadcasted on April 18, 1964

09. Not Fade Away
10. I Just Want To Make Love To You
11. Walking The Dog
12. Beautiful Delilah
13. High Heeled Sneakers
14. Carol

Saturday Club, BBC, London
Recorded on May 25, 1964
Broadcasted on June 6, 1964

15. Down In The Bottom
16. You Can Make It Of You Try
17. Route 66
18. Confessin’ The Blues
19. Down The Road Apiece
Top Gear, BBC, London
Recorded on July 17, 1964
Broadcasted on July 23, 1964

20. Around And Around
21. If You Need Me
22. I Can’t Be Satisfied
23. Crackin’ Up

Rhythm And Blues, BBC, London
Recorded on Oct. 8, 1964
Broadcasted on Oct. 31, 1964

24. Ain’t That Loving You Baby

Nestle’s Top Swinging Groups, Radio Luxembourg,IBC or Regent Sound Studios, London
Recorded on March 18, 1964
Broadcasted on April 17-April 24-May 1-May 8, 1964 

25. It’s All Over Now

The Rolling Stones -  The Lost Treasure ( Saturday Club & Top Gear... plus -  sessions 1964)


The Rolling Stones -  The Lost Treasure ( Saturday Club & Top Gear... plus -  sessions 1964)



 

Amen Corner - If Paradise Was Half As Nice The Immediate Anthology 1969

Amen Corner - If Paradise Was Half As Nice The Immediate Anthology 1969


Amen Corner was a Welsh R&B-tinged pop band of the '60s featuring singer Andy Fairweather Low, organist Blue Weaver, guitarist Neil Jones, bassist Clive Taylor, saxophonists Allen Jones and Mike Smith, and drummer Dennis Bryon. They scored the first of their six British chart hits with "Gin House" in the summer of 1967. "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" went to number one in early 1969. By then, Fairweather Low had become a teenage heartthrob and the band had switched management and record companies, but they split up by the end of the year.



Amen Corner - If Paradise Was Half As Nice The Immediate Anthology 1969

The 35 songs on this double-CD set represent the output of Amen Corner on Immediate Records from 1968 through 1970. Listening to the 23 tracks on the first disc, one gets a good idea of the group's sound, and also why certain kinds of English pop/rock never transferred well to American shores. Amen Corner was spirited (even frenzied) enough in their playing and singing, but they also came off as a very lightweight group, without a lot of depth -- mostly that was true of their singles, but the singles were what defined them. The septet's primary audience was a peculiarly youthful English public, and appealing to them meant generating music that was upbeat but very superficial, along the lines of the Tremeloes, but without the in-house writing talent or the same ear for a good song. "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" is a pleasant, catchy track, as are "Hello Susie" (though their version of the Roy Wood tune is bubblegum pop next to the Move's recording on Shazam) and most of the rest, but they all seem more like songs that are pleasant to hear rather than to play -- that is, they're fine on the radio, but to ears belonging to anyone over the age of, say, 16, they're not the kind of music that one runs out to buy. Still, there was a fair amount of talent in evidence -- beyond Neil Jones' spirited guitar playing, keyboard man Blue Weaver added interesting organ fills, and on numbers like "Mr. Nonchalant" (an Andy Fairweather Low composition, and one of their better originals), they do achieve a more expansive sound. Fairweather Low was strongly influenced by American soul music in his singing, but finding the balance between that and the pop/rock sound that sold for the group was a near-impossible task, at least in the studio; "Recess," one of the outtakes unearthed after the band's demise, illustrates their usual output, a bouncy, catchy teen-beat number with a honking sax that is pure bubblegum. And then there is the second disc in this set, comprised of their concert album, The National Welsh Coast Live Explosion Company -- and that's the highlight of this set. Turned loose on-stage, Amen Corner could put on a rousing show broken down evenly between American soul ("Baby Do the Philly Dog," "Shake a Tail Feather," etc.) and their established hits, including their pre-Immediate successes on Decca Records. They pound and stomp their way through the music that they love like nobody's business, Clive Taylor's bass and Dennis Byron's drums holding everything together while Fairweather Low, Weaver, and Jones soar. This was (and is) the way to hear Amen Corner, and if one can ignore a useless cover of "Penny Lane," it's a nearly perfect concert album -- Fairweather Low's singing even sounds better here than it does on many of the group's studio recordings; and if the overall recording quality isn't perfect, it is distinctly superior here to any prior CD and LP editions of this performance. The annotation is also very thorough, and nicely illustrated as well. ~ Bruce Eder


Deram Record Story (Singles) The Pyramid "Summer of Last Year" 1966/67

Deram Record Story (Singles) The Pyramid

 


Deram Record Story (Singles) The Pyramid

Deram Record Story (Singles) The Pyramid

The Pyramid – Summer Of Last Year

Label:

Deram – DM.111

Format:

Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

Country:

UK

Released:

6 Jan 1967

Genre:

Rock

Style:

Pop Rock


The Pyramid-The Summer Of Last Year/Summer Evening U.K. Deram DM 111

The United Kingdom was particularly enamoured with the American "West Coast sound" in the mid 1960's. True there were loads of Beach Boys covers, but some bands went beyond the covers and struck out to create their own home brand. The songs needn't have always been about surfing, beaches or blondes in convertibles, but some were.

Enter The Pyramid. A band who released this one off single on the Decca offshoot label Deram. Produced by the pop maestro Denny Cordell,it evokes everything you'd expect from a bunch of English guys who dug The Association and the like. I could easily imagine them onstage in their all white get ups with sunflower medallions and shades prompting some cat call from some oik as they loaded their gear in the dismal grey night of some unwritten Northern English town "California's that way mate...". The record was reportedly released (according to an article in "Record Collector") in the un-summery month of January 1967. As the scan of my promo copy will attest by it's release date this is entirely correct. Probably not the brightest move by Deram's production department, it was also sandwiched in between Cat Steven's smash "Matthew & Son" and Whistling Jack Smith's "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman" (shudders in Sideshow Bob style sniggering all around). Needless to say the record sank without a trace.

The Pyramid were a British group that put out just one single, "Summer of Last Year"/"Summer Evening," in January 1967. They are known (if at all) because one of their singers was Ian MacDonald, soon to change his name to Ian Matthews and join Fairport Convention. The Pyramid single contained California pop/rock-styled originals from the pen of member Steve Hiett, with harmonies heavily indebted to the Beach Boys. It sounded like a more mainstream take on the mid-'60s Beach Boys, and given the blatant summer themes of the lyrics, it was odd indeed that the record was released during the winter. John Paul Jones, though not a member, played bass on both sides, which were produced by Denny Cordell, then also producing the Move. Both sides of this rare 45 were reissued on the compilation Deram Dayze.

"The Summer Of Last Year" is a low key multi layered harmony number relying on some nice fuzz bass (played by none other than John Paul Jones it's reputed), guitar, drums and a faint organ. The lyrics evoke the joys of summer, the backing vocals remind me of The Who's Entwistle and Moon on one of the band's surfy B-sides ("In the City"). All in all it's pleasant and catchy because of the bass, the vocal perfection and the way the crescendo builds when the combo organ kicks in. Good stuff.

The flip "Summer Evening" plumbs the same seasonal sentimentality lyrically but it's slower and has an almost raga feel to it's gentle guitar work. I also swear I can hear a tabla on it, but I'm not sure in adittion to some organ. Both sides also feature the drumming talents of one Ian Pratt-MacDonald(later Matthews) later to pop up in Fairport Convention.

The A-side did turn up on a U.K. 60's psych/pop CD collection called "Fairytales Can Come True Volume One") and both sides featured on the late 80's Decal LP compilation "Deram Days".

POSTSCRIPT: The band were a trio consisting of Steve Hiett, Albert Jackson and Ian Pratt-McDonald. They were assisted in the studio by John Paul Jones who played bass and possibly organ and arranged by Mike Lease (who also provided backing vocals) . Lease would later crop up in the band Freedom (who's line-up boasted to ex-Procul Harum members) in 1968 responsible for the brilliant "Where Will You Be Tonight" single (UK Mercury MF 1033). Special thanks to "Record Collector" magazine and Nigel Lees for these last bits.

Further addendum's from original member Mike Lease:This recording was the culmination of an elaborate stage act, involving 2 non-stop sets of at least 45 mins. each [!], testing the breath control of the singers to the limit, I was the musical directer of this ambitious project which ran for 18 months or so... Albert Jackson was the 3rd vocalist. I played the organ on the recording, not John Paul, aka John Baldwin. The brilliant Pete Trout was on drums, Big Jim Sullivan on guitar.... - Mike Lease

I might have got the guitarist on the A side wrong... - Pete Trout thinks it was John McGlaughlin, with Big Jim on the B side... Maybe.... - Mike Lease

Yet another thought just occur ed to me about this track.... It could have been Big Colin Pincott on guitar, side "A"... I'm really unsure and don't want to misrepresent anyone... - all that's certain is that Big Jim Sullivan was on the "B" side, John Paul Jones - bass, Pete Trout - drums, myself - organ, keyboards, and I can't remember who played congas on the "B" side.. - Mike Lease.

Enjoy

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon

Deram Record Story (Singles) The Pyramid

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De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)

De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)

 


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)


Tracklist

–Duane Eddy Because They're Young 1:56

–Brenda Lee I'm Sorry 2:40

–The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me 2:26

–Neil Sedaka Oh Carol 2:17

–Blue Diamonds Ramona 2:32

–Bobby Vee Rubber Ball 2:16

–The Shadows Apache 2:54

–Eddie Cochran Three Steps To Heaven 2:22

–Peter Koelewijn & Zijn Rockets Kom Van Dat Dak Af 2:39

–Bob Azzam Mustapha 2:44

–The Ventures Walk, Don't Run 2:23

–Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion 2:27

–Johnny Ray I'll Never Fall In Love Again 2:43

–Paul Anka Puppy Love 2:45

–Jim Reeves He'll Have To Go 2:20

–The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown 2:23

–Cliff Richard Living Doll 2:37

–Johnny Burnette You're Sixteen 1:55

–Johnny Preston Running Bear 2:36

–The Cousins Kili-Watch 2:37


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)

Tracklist

–Helen Shapiro Walking Back To Happiness 2:28

–Cliff Richard Theme From A Dream 2:03

–Neil Sedaka Calendar Girl 2:37

–Ricky Nelson Hello Mary Lou 2:18

–Bobby Vee Take Good Care Of My Baby 2:25

–The Marcels Blue Moon 2:14

–Paul Anka Tonight My Love Tonight 2:07

–Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight 2:07

–Fats Domino My Girl Josephine 1:59

–Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Shop Around 2:44

–The Allisons Are You Sure? 2:03

–Highwaymen Michael (Row The Boat Ashore) 2:44

–Del Shannon Runaway 2:17

–The Cousins Dang Dang 2:03

–Ben E King* Stand By Me 2:54

–Dion Runaround Sue 2:39

–The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 2:26

–The Shadows F.B.I. 2:18

–Edith Piaf Non Je Ne Regrette Rien 2:19

–Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums 2:17


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)


Tracklist

–The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight 2:40
–The Cousins Pepermint Twist 2:59
–Jack Hammer Kissin' Twist 2:20
–The Contours Do You Love Me 2:51
–Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons* Sherry 2:32
–Bobby Vinton Roses Are Red 2:37
–Roy Orbison Dream Baby 2:40
–Gilber Becaud Et Maintenant 3:38
–Ricky Nelson Teenage Idol 2:27
–The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain 1:58
–Ben E King* Don't Play That Song 2:50
–Dion The Wanderer 2:41
–Neil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 2:19
–Paul Anka Eso Beso 2:14
–Jacques Brel Ne Me Quitte Pas 3:49
–B. Bumble And The Stingers Nut Rocker 1:59
–Sue Thompson Norman 2:16
–Connie Francis High Noon 3:20
–Bobby Vee Run To Him 2:15
–Cliff Richard The Young Ones 3:06


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)


Tracklist

–The Chiffons He's So Fine 1:53
–The Exciters Tell Him 2:24
–Martha Reeves And The Vandellas Heat Wave 2:43
–Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips - Part II 2:53
–The Beach Boys Surfin' USA 2:25
–Bobby Vee The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 2:33
–Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him 2:26
–Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet 2:47
–Adamo Sans Toi Ma Mie 2:45
–Soeur Sourire Dominique 2:53
–Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer 2:58
–Lesley Gore It's My Party 2:17
–Cliff Richard Lucky Lips 2:41
–Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas Do You Want To Know A Secret? 2:01
–Gerry & The Pacemakers How Do You Do It 1:53
–The Drifters Up On The Roof 2:36
–Skeeter Davis The End Of The World 2:37
–Will Tura Eenzaam Zonder Jou 2:28
–Rocco Granata Buona Notte Bambino 3:03
–Los Indios Tabajares Maria Elena 3:09


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)

Tracklist

–The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go 2:32
–Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good 2:32
–The Hollies Here I Go Again 2:18
–Peter And Gordon World Without Love 2:38
–The Animals The House Of The Rising Sun 4:28
–The Beach Boys I Get Around 2:10
–Jan & Dean The Little Old Lady From Pasadena 2:26
–Mary Wells My Guy 2:52
–Will Tura Draai Dan 797 204 2:17
–Adamo Tombe La Neige 2:55
–Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Dancing In The Street 2:38
–Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2:21
–Dionne Warwick Anyone Who Had A Heart 2:54
–Cilla Black You're My World 2:58
–Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody 2:43
–Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You 2:34
–Jay & The Americans Come A Little Bit Closer 2:42
–Gerry & The Pacemakers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying 2:35
–Lorne Greene Ringo 3:13
–Johnny Rivers Memphis 2:31

De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)


Tracklist

–Tom Jones It's Not Unusual 3:02
–Shirley Bassey Goldfinger 2:48
–Gudrun Jenkins Letkis 2:11
–Adamo Dolce Paola 2:18
–Chris Andrews Yesterday Man 2:30
–The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 2:16
–Cilla Black You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling 3:01
–The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 3:35
–Dave Berry This Strange Effect 2:31
–The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 2:19
–Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 3:06
–Them Here Comes The Night 2:46
–The Supremes I Hear A Symphony 2:42
–Manfred Mann If You Gotta Go, Go Now 2:27
–Jewel Akens The Birds And The Bees 2:07
–Peggy March Mit 17 Hat Man Noch Traüme 2:44
–The Four Tops It's The Same Old Song 2:46
–Jay & The Americans Cara Mia 2:31
–The McCoys Hang On Sloopy 3:03
–The Yardbirds For Your Love 2:19


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)



Tracklist

–Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman 2:47
–The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore 3:00
–James Brown It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World 2:41
–Bobby Hebb Sunny 2:41
–Tom Jones Green Green Grass Of Home 3:03
–Al Martino Spanish Eyes 2:45
–Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 2:48
–Dave Berry Mama 2:47
–Cher Bang Bang 2:47
–Ferre Grignard Ring Ring I've Got To Sing 3:53
–The Mamas & The Papas Monday Monday 3:21
–Donovan Mellow Yellow 3:40
–The New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral 2:25
–Chris Montez The More I See You 2:40
–Herman's Hermits No Milk Today 2:52
–The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love 2:45
–Junior Walker & The All Stars How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 2:58
–Four Tops Reach Out, I'll Be There 2:53
–Los Bravos Black Is Black 2:56
–The Troggs Wild Thing 2:33


De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)



Tracklist

–Bee Gees Massachusetts 2:23
–Adamo Inch Allah 4:44
–Keith West Excerpt From ''A Teenage Opera'' 4:38
–Herman's Hermits There's A Kind Of Hush 2:33
–Scott McKenzie San Francisco 2:58
–The Beach Boys Good Vibrations 3:41
–The Supremes Reflections 2:50
–Sonny & Cher The Beat Goes On 3:24
–Miriam Makeba Pata Pata 3:00
–Engelbert Humperdinck Release Me 3:18
–Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale 4:03
–Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billy Joe 4:19
–Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love 2:34
–Jess & James Move 3:51
–The Spencer Davis Group I'm A Man 2:53
–The Hollies Carrie Anne 2:53
–Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Zabadak 3:52
–Herd From The Underworld 3:16
–Jeff Beck Hi-Ho Silver Lining 2:51
–Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love 2:58



De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)


Tracklist

–Otis Redding The Dock Of The Bay 2:40
–The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin 4:24
–Marbles (3) Only One Woman 2:54
–Bee Gees World 3:10
–Aphrodite's Child Rain And Tears 3:08
–Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World 2:14
–John Rowles If I Only Had Time 2:45
–Esther & Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockefella 2:28
–Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacherman 2:25
–Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine 3:16
–Tom Jones Delilah 3:21
–The Love Affair Everlasting Love 2:57
–Amen Corner Bend Me, Shape Me 2:34
–Small Faces Tin Soldier 3:19
–Canned Heat On The Road Again 3:23
–New Inspiration You Made A Fool Of Me 2:53
–Jess & James Something For Nothing 2:21
–Billy Joe Royal Hush 2:28
–Julie Driscoll This Wheel's On Fire 3:32
–Arthur Brown Fire 2:56



De Pre Historie 1960-69 (10 CD Set)


Tracklist

–Percy Sledge My Special Prayer 3:01
–Robin Gibb Saved By The Bell 3:03
–Nilsson* Everybody's Talkin' 2:43
–Fleetwood Mac Albatross 3:06
–Wallace Collection Daydream 5:01
–Scaffold Lily The Pink 4:18
–Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To My Lovely 4:39
–Thunderclap Newman Something In The Air 3:53
–The Fifth Dimension Aquarius 3:52
–Grapefruit Deep Water 2:15
–The Pebbles Seven Horses In The Sky 3:44
–Blood, Sweat And Tears Spinning Wheel 4:05
–The Beach Boys I Can Hear Music 2:35
–Zager & Evans In The Year 2525 3:08
–The Hollies Sorry Suzanne 3:58
–Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus 4:18
–Donovan Atlantis 5:01
–Chicken Shack I'd Rather Go Blind 3:11
–Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People 3:12
–Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino 2:40

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer

 "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt


Deram Record Story (Singles) Cat Stevens "Mathew and Son" 1966


 




"Matthew and Son" is a single written, composed, and performed by Cat Stevens. It was selected as the title song for his 1967 debut album. Stevens was a newly signed teenage singer-songwriter, who performed to elaborate arrangements quite different from the skiffle which had, in part, inspired him to begin writing and performing.

The song remains Cat Stevens' highest charting single in the British Isles, reaching Number 2 in the UK and Number 3 in Ireland in early 1967.

Origins

The song, according to Stevens, took its name from the tailor, Henry Matthews, who made suits for Stevens, who thought up the story of the worker who is the main character in the song.

Stevens later commented, "I had a girlfriend, and she was working for this big firm, and I didn't like the way that she had to spend so much of her time working. The riff seemed to fit the words, Matthew and Son. There was a bit of social comment there about people being slaves to other people."

The song was covered by the band The Delgados in a 2002 Peel session and included on their 2006 collection The Complete BBC Peel Sessions.

The song's verse sounds similar to Tears For Fears' 1982 single "Mad World". Yusuf/Cat made a reference to this at a concert on his 2016 tour while playing 'Matthew and Son', inserting the lyrics 'I think it's kind of funny, I think it's kind of strange, yes I think it's kind of funny, that this sounds the same!‘.

Echo and the Bunnymen would borrow the melody for their 1983 hit "The Cutter"

Cat Stevens also refers to Matthew and Son, including a small four note riff from the original song, in a later song, "(I Never Wanted) To Be a Star" from his album Izitso.

Story

The song is about a business called Matthew And Son; workers there, some of whom have fifty years of experience with the business, are wage slaves, and because all of them are too apathetic and/or too timid to do so, none of them dare ask for raises, or promotions to higher-paying work, despite a commonality of financial hardship. ("He's got people who've been working for fifty years | No-one asks for more money 'cause nobody dares | Even though they're pretty low and the rent's in arrears.") They receive few breaks in their routine, and their food is generally poor. ("There's a five-minute break | And that's all you take | For a cup of cold coffee and a piece of cake.")

The kind of business in which Matthew And Son engages is not specified in the lyrics. Most likely we can assume that Matthew and Son is an office in the city. ("The files in your head, you take them to bed, you're never ever through.")

In film

The song appears on the soundtrack of Michael Apted's Stardust and in the Wes Anderson film Rushmore.

Charts

Song

Year Chart UK Chart Position

1967 UK Singles Chart No. 2

Personnel

Cat Stevens - vocals

John Paul Jones - bass guitar

Nicky Hopkins - keyboards

Alan Tew – orchestral arrangements

Cat Stevens – Matthew And Son

Label:

Deram – DM.110

Format:

Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

Country:

UK

Released:

30 Dec 1966


             

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Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden

Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden


Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden



Beryl Marsden was one of the undeservedly neglected singers to come out of the Liverpool beat boom. A powerful vocalist with a fine sense of style, she was a precocious talent similar to Lulu in that she could bring her own style and stamp to American R&B and soul standards from her mid-teens onward. Born Beryl Hogg (and no relation to Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers) in Liverpool, she began her professional career backed by a band called the Crew and was signed to Decca Records in 1963.

Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden




She released a pair of singles on the label that somehow failed to click, the first ("I Know") rather inexplicably and the second, a cover of "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes," when the Supremes' version eclipsed it. Marsden had the distinction of being one of the earliest performers to be managed by Tony Stratton-Smith, a sports journalist turned music maven who later founded Charisma Records and managed such acts as the Nice, Genesis, and Lindisfarne. Marsden jumped to EMI's Columbia label in 1965 and lasted there for two singles, of which "Break-A-Way" -- arranged and conducted by Ivor Raymonde, outdoing his work with Dusty Springfield -- was a British pop-soul jewel. After the failure of her single "What's She Got" in 1966, Marsden changed her approach to music. Her solo career having failed to ignite sales, Marsden joined Rod Stewart in Shotgun Express and after that moved on to a stint with an all-girl band called She Trinity before linking up with Paddy Chambers (of Paddy, Klaus & Gibson) in a group called Sinbad. During the 1970s, she also performed as a member of a group called the Gamblers. Marsden was most visible on record as a session vocalist and resumed her work as a solo act in the 1980s. Perhaps her high point as a singer -- and the highest tribute ever paid this underrated talent -- was her stint performing as a member of the latter-day Martha & the Vandellas alongside Martha Reeves. Marsden never recorded enough during the 1960s to support a compilation album, much less a CD of her work, which has reappeared as part of anthologies such as Deram Records' The Girls' Scene ("When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes"), EMI's Beat at Abbey Road 1963-1965 ("Break-A-Way"), and her rendition of the Shirelles' "Everybody Loves a Lover" appeared on See for Miles' 1985 compilation LP At the Cavern.

Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden

" Beryl Marsden is one of those names that diligent British Invasion scholars are likely to be aware of, but unlikely to actually have heard much or at all. She has footnotes in some history books as being one of the most popular woman vocalists in Liverpool in the early to mid-'60s, as well as for singing on a 1966 single by the early quasi-supergroup the Shotgun Express (who also included Rod Stewart and Peter Green). This has all dozen of the tracks she issued on Decca and Columbia from 1963-1966, as well as, less interestingly, three 1979-1981 recordings, and eight done just a few years prior to this 2012 compilation. It's one of those anthologies that doesn't really live up to the reputation of the artist, frankly, as Marsden was an OK singer, but not superb. Her '60s singles (there's also a live track from the At the Cavern LP) had serviceable covers of American soul and girl group-type songs that didn't match the originals, as well as some more Merseybeat-influenced pop tunes (including "Love Is Going to Happen to Me," co-written by a young Lesley Duncan with her brother). The orchestrated pop of the Shotgun Express single "I Could Feel the Whole World Turn Around," though not typical of her style, is actually the best song (a previously unreleased alternate take of the subsequent Shotgun Express track "Funny 'Cos Neither Could I" including her voice is also here, though the issued 45 did not include her vocals). The recordings of a more modern vintage are way too synth pop-heavy (even on the '60s soul/girl group covers) to be of much if any interest to those who are curious about her British Invasion-era recordings, though her voice remained in good shape. The compilation's for a specialized audience even by British Invasion collector standards, but the packaging's excellent, the lengthy liner notes including many recollections by Marsden herself. "


Shotgun Express

Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden

Beryl Marsden - vocals
Rod Stewart - harmonica/vocals 
Peter Bardens - organ
Peter Green - guitar 
Phil Sawyer - guitar
Dave Ambrose - bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood - drums

Shotgun Express were a short-lived band, they only stayed together for a few months from late '66 - early '67. Their main importance lies in what the individual members went on to achieve with other groups. Rod Stewart joined ex-Yardbird Jeff Beck in The Jeff Beck Group, Green and Fleetwood were briefly with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before going on to form Fleetwood Mac, and Bardens was with The Love Affair before forming Village.



Shotgun Express ‎– I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round (1966)

Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden

Beryl Marsden - CHANGES: The Story Of Beryl Marsden





THE MOODY BLUES LIVE IN THE SIXTIES Part 1

THE MOODY BLUES LIVE IN THE SIXTIES Part 1

THE MOODY BLUES LIVE IN THE SIXTIES PART ONE

1 BYE BYE BIRD 1965 
2 BYE BYE BIRD LIVE FRENCH TV FEBR. 10-1966
3 BYE BYE BIRD ON THE VIENT DE PARAITRE PROGAMME FRENCH TV 1966 *
4 GO NOW/ BYE BYE BIRD FRENCH TV 1966 LIVE* 
5 TUESDAY AFTERNOON FRENCH TV 1967 LIVE* 
6 FLY ME HIGH 1967 LIVE *
7 FLY ME HIGH 1967 LIVE * 

8 LIVE BOUTON ROUGE FRANCE JUNE FIRST 1968 : 
REALLY HAVEN’T GOT THE TIME- BEAUTIFUL DREAM- BYE BYE BIRD- DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD- I’VE GOT A DREAM 

13 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN LIVE FRENCH TV 1968 *
14 PEAK HOUR BOUTON ROUGE JANUARY 6, 1968  *
15 BOUTON ROUGE SESSIONS FRENCH TV JANUARY 1968
16 DR.LIVINGSTONE I PRESUME/ RIDE MY SEESAW FRENCH TV 1968 *
17 GO NOW- STUDIO TAKE ONE 1965 
THE EXACT DATES OF THE  NRS. MARKED AS * ARE NOT KNOWN TO ME. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT ALL MOODY BLUES CONCERTS IN THE 1960 GO TO
 

ENJOY, JOE VEE

PS. REMEMBER THIS IS A HOMEMADE CDR AND NOT A STUDIO RELEASE.

THE MOODY BLUES LIVE IN THE SIXTIES Part 1


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