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The Beach Boys (Surfin Safari) Debut Album 1962


The Beach Boys (Surfin Safari) Debut Album 1962



The Beach Boys (Surfin Safari) Debut Album 1962


Surfin' Safari is the debut album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on October 1, 1962 on Capitol Records. The official production credit went to Nick Venet, though it was Brian Wilson with his father Murry who contributed substantially to the album's production; Brian also wrote or co-wrote nine of its 12 tracks. The album peaked at No. 32 in its 37-week run on the US charts.

The album was preceded by two singles: "Surfin'" and "Surfin' Safari", which charted at Nos. 75 and 14, respectively. The success of "Surfin' Safari" helped secure a full album for the group while an additional single, "Ten Little Indians", was issued, charting at No. 49.

Background

The group is mainly comprised of people from Hawthorne, California, named Wilson … there’s Brian, Dennis, Carl, and their Dad, Murry Wilson, a long-time songwriter who acts as manager for the outfit. Then there's the boys' talented cousin, Mike Love … who sings both the lead tenor and deep bass parts in their unusual vocal arrangements. … [and] young David Marks, a neighbor of the Wilsons who plays a driving rhythm guitar. Brian, the oldest of the Wilson boys, is the group's leader and vocal arranger. Carl is the very accomplished lead guitarist, while brother Dennis sings and plays the drums. None of them, incidentally, had any formal training except for Carl on guitar who took lessons from John Maus alongside David Marks. They all grew up in an atmosphere where music was a regular part of their lives.

In the autumn of 1961, cousins Brian Wilson and Mike Love composed a song on surfing, titled "Surfin'" at the behest of Brian's younger sibling, Dennis Wilson. They quickly formed a band, bringing in the youngest Wilson brother Carl on lead guitar and Brian's high school friend Al Jardine on rhythm guitar. Brian took up bass, Dennis the drums and Mike would be the frontman, while they all would harmonize vocals arranged by Brian. Released that December, produced by Hite Morgan, and backed by "Luau", "Surfin'" made No. 75 in the US Top 100 in early 1962.

Father Murry Wilson became the band's manager. He submitted a professionally recorded demo tape to Capitol Records that spring. The Beach Boys were signed and "Surfin' Safari" b/w "409" (from the April 1962 demo tape) was released as a single that June. Al Jardine left the band after the recording of the song "Surfin'" but before the demo session and album session, replaced by Wilson-family friend David Marks— Jardine would rejoin to form a six-member band in the fall of 1963, appearing on the third studio album. With both "Surfin' Safari" and "409" becoming hits (the former reaching US No. 14), Capitol Records approved a full album. Brian Wilson, who regularly collaborated with Mike Love and Gary Usher, contributed the songs that made up the bulk of the LP.

The second single, "Ten Little Indians", was less successful, reaching only No. 49, with Brian feeling that "Chug-A-Lug" would have made a better follow-up. Though Mike and Brian are the most prominent singers, Dennis makes his first vocal appearance on "Little Girl (You're My Miss America)" (shown as "Little Miss America" on the album cover).

Recording and composition

The early demos were recorded in a session engineered by Chuck Britz, who recorded most of the Beach Boys records from 1963 to 1966. Britz was credited with helping Brian Wilson develop as a musician, being called his "second ear".

"County Fair" was inspired by Gary Usher and Brian Wilson visiting a county fair in San Bernardino, the song was written in about ten minutes. "Ten Little Indians" saw the group trying to emulate the style of the song Running Bear. According to Usher, Capitol chose the song as the second single due to thinking that surf music was a fad. "409", a song credited with creating the hot rod music craze in the 1960s, was written about Gary Usher's obsession over hot-rods. The car sound effects were recorded by Usher driving his car past the home of the Wilsons, who had set a tape recorder up outside using a 100-foot extension cord. "Little Miss America" features a doo-wop style, and is about "the ideal southern California dream girl.

The first single, "Surfin'", was credited with creating the genre of California Sound, a music aesthetic primarily revolving around surfing, hot rod culture, and youthful innocence. Brian Wilson stated that the song was created after Dennis Wilson told him "surfing’s getting really big. You guys ought to write a song about it." "Heads You Win, Tails I Lose" was written because of Usher and Brian Wilson's frequent use of coin flipping to decide things. The group wanted to make contemporary expressions into songs. The song "Moon Dawg", originally performed by The Gamblers, was considered the first surf rock song. The Beach Boys became the first group to cover the song, exposing it to a much wider audience. "The Shift" was presented as a "fashion statement" from Brian Wilson and Mike Love.

Cover artwork

The front cover of Surfin' Safari features a yellow pickup truck and surfboard, with bandmates David Marks (on hood), Dennis Wilson (driver), Mike Love (front roof), Brian Wilson (back roof) and Carl Wilson. The photo was taken on the beach at Paradise Cove, north of Malibu. The picture was taken by in-house Capitol photographer Ken Veeder, in a photo shoot that would also produce the cover for the band's 1963 album Surfer Girl.

Release

The album was released through Capitol on October 1, 1962, and peaked at No. 32 in its 37-week run on the US charts. In the UK, the album was not released until April 1963, and failed to chart.

The album was later released as a compilation on CD in 1990 with the Beach Boys' second album Surfin' U.S.A., called Surfin' Safari / Surfin' USA.

Because the copyright has expired in Europe, the album is also readily available on various European-based oldies labels.

Reception

Source Rating

AllMusic 2/5 stars
Blender 3/5 stars
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars

Retrospective reviews of Surfin’ Safari have been mostly negative. Richie Unterberger, in a retrospective review for AllMusic, feels that most of the songs are substandard, but that as the album was recorded by the Beach Boys themselves rather than session musicians, it does offer an opportunity to hear what the band sounded like in the studio.

Live performances
4 of the 12 songs on the album have been performed live in concert by the Beach Boys. "Surfin' Safari" and "409" are regulars in set lists while "Surfin'" and "Summertime Blues" have been played with varying frequency.

Track listing
All lead vocals are by Mike Love except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Surfin' Safari"
Brian WilsonMike Love
  2:05
2. "County Fair"
B. WilsonGary Usher
  2:15
3. "Ten Little Indians"
B. WilsonUsher
  1:26
4. "Chug-A-Lug"
B. WilsonUsherLove
  1:59
5. "Little Miss America"
Herb AlpertVincent Catalano
D. Wilson 2:04
6. "409"
B. WilsonUsherLove
  1:59
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Surfin'"
B. WilsonLove
  2:10
2. "Heads You Win–Tails I Lose"
B. WilsonUsher
  2:17
3. "Summertime Blues"
Eddie CochranJerry Capehart
Marks and C. Wilson 2:09
4. "Cuckoo Clock"
B. WilsonUsher
B. Wilson 2:08
5. "Moon Dawg" Derry Weaver instrumental 2:00
6. "The Shift"
B. WilsonLove
  1:52
Some reissue pressings omit "Surfin'" and "Cuckoo Clock", and move "Chug-A-Lug" onto Side two after "Heads You Win".

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer

"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"

The Marketts - Out of Limits (LP) 1963-64


The Marketts - Out of Limits (LP) 1963-64




The Marketts - Out of Limits (LP) 1963-64

The Marketts' biggest hit was originally entitled "Outer Limits", named after the television program of the same name; however, the title was changed to "Out of Limits"; it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1964. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Its rhythm is similar to the theme of The Twilight Zone.

"Out of Limits" is a 1963 surf rock instrumental piece written by Michael Z. Gordon and performed by The Marketts.

While on tour with a band called the Routers, Gordon wrote the Marketts’ first release on the Warner Bros. label and their biggest hit, an instrumental called “Outer Limits”. First pressings were issued as "Outer Limits", named and surf-styled after the television program of the same name. However, Rod Serling sued the Marketts for quoting the four note motif from his television show, The Twilight Zone, without his approval, which resulted in the change of the title to "Out of Limits". The record has been described as "an intriguing up-beat disc with a galloping rhythm".

The song peaked at #3 in February 1964 on the Hot 100 for two weeks and on Cashbox for one week. It stayed on both the Hot 100 and Cashbox for 14 weeks. The song sold over a million copies globally, topped the charts on many U.S. radio stations, and earned Gordon a BMI award. It brought the studio group national prominence, and many radio, nightclub and personal appearances.

The Ventures also had a very popular version of the song that was included on their 1964 album The Ventures In Space.

“Out of Limits” is a popular choice for television and film soundtracks; it can be heard in Pulp Fiction (1994), Slayground (1983), The Outsiders (1983) and Mafioso: The Father, the Son (2004). It is also available on the compilations Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1964, Elvira Presents Haunted Hits and Classic Rock (Time-Life Music)

Tracklist

A1 Out Of Limits
Written-By – Michael Z. Gordon
A2 Love 1985
Written-By – P. Vegas*
A3 Collision Course
Written-By – Usher*, Christian*
A4 Hyper-Space
Written-By – D. Howe*
A5 Other Limits
Written-By – Michael Z. Gordon
A6 Bell Star
Written-By – Saraceno*, Pohlman*
B1 Twilight City
Written-By – Joe Saraceno
B2 Borealis
Written-By – Motola*, Page*
B3 Bella Dalena
Written-By – Saraceno*, Pohlman*
B4 Limits Beyond
Written-By – L. & R. Duncan*
B5 Saturn
Written-By – P. Vegas*
B6 Re-Entry
Written-By – P. Vegas*

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer

"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"


The Glen Miller Story (Soundtrack) 1953-54

The Glen Miller Story (Soundtrack) 1953-54



The Glen Miller Story (Soundtrack) 1953-54

For My Parents. RIP

The Glenn Miller Story (soundtrack)

Soundtrack album by Universal-International Orchestra

Released 1954
Recorded 1953
Label Decca Records

The Glenn Miller Story is a 1954 soundtrack album released on Decca Records with songs from The Glenn Miller Story, the film biography of Glenn Miller, starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The collection had eight songs from the film recorded under the direction of Joseph Gershenson.

Reception

The 1954 10-inch album The Glenn Miller Story movie soundtrack LP, Decca Records DL 5519, spent 10 weeks at number one in the US on the Billboard albums chart in 1954. It was recorded by the Universal-International studio orchestra, conducted by Joseph Gershenson. A 1956 version was of the collection was a 33 1/3 RPM vinyl LP album with James Stewart and June Allyson on the cover as Glenn and Helen Miller respectively. This collection consisted of new studio recordings of the songs by an orchestra under the direction of Joseph Gershenson.

The album was re-released by Decca in an expanded stereo version in 1956 as DL78226 with two additional songs by Louis Armstrong and the All Stars, "Basin Street Blues" and "Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya" or "Dark Eyes".

Track listing

Side 1
Moonlight Serenade - (Glenn Miller)
Tuxedo Junction - (Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, Julian Dash)
Little Brown Jug - (Traditional, Arranged by Billy Finegan)
St. Louis Blues-March - (W.C. Handy)

Side 2
In The Mood - (Joe Garland)
A String of Pearls - (Eddie DeLange, Jerry Gray)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - (Carl Sigman, Jerry Gray)
American Patrol - (Frank White Meacham, Arranged by Jerry Gray)
The 1956 expanded stereo re-release had two additional songs by Louis Armstrong and the All Stars:

Basin Street Blues - (Spencer Williams) - Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya - (Russian Folk Song, Yevhen Hrebinka, Florian Hermann) - Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
Personnel
The Universal-International Orchestra consisted of:

Double Bass – Rollie Bundock #
Clarinet – Willie Schwartz #
Drums – Ralph Collier
Guitar – Dick Fisher
Saxophone – Art Smith, Babe Russin #, Blake Reynolds, Karl Leaf, Lyman Gandee
Trombone – Joe Yukl, John Stanley, Murray McEachern, Paul Tanner #
Trumpet – Conrad Gozzo, Gene LaFreniere, Ray Linn, and Zeke Zarchy #
Conductor was Joseph Gershenson.
"#" indicates a former member of the civilian and/or AAF Glenn Miller bands

The selections were recorded on December 1, 1953.

The All Star Band consisted of:

Double Bass – Arvell Shaw
Clarinet – Barney Bigard
Drums – Kenny John
Piano – Billy Kyle
Tenor saxophone – Bud Freeman
Trombone – Trummie Young
Trumpet – Louis Armstrong

the former Glenn Miller Orchestra pianist Chummy MacGregor and Miller's manager Don Haynes were advisors on the production.

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer

"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"


Blackout 1966-67 (POL)


Blackout 1966-67 (POL)



Blackout 1966-67 (POL)


Formed

August 1965, Rzeszów, podkarpackie, Poland

Disbanded

February 1968

Members

Stanisław Guzek [aka Stan Borys] (vocals), Mira Kubasińska (vocals), Tadeusz Nalepa (guitar, vocals), Andrzej Zawadzki (guitar, 1965), Andrzej Solecki (guitar, 1966), Piotr Nowak (guitar, bass, 1966), Krzysztof Potocki (bass, piano, 1965-66), Krzysztof Dłutowski (piano, 1966-68), Robert Świercz (bass, 1967), Janusz Zieliński (bass, 1967-68), Józef Hajdasz (drums)
Related Artists
Breakout
Genres
Rhythm & Blues, Psychedelic Rock

Tadeusz Nalepa
26.08.1943—4.03.2007
Guitarist, vocalist, composer and lyricist. Born August 26, 1943, died March 4, 2007.

Active since the mid-'60s, Tadeusz Nalepa was one of the most influential artists of Polish popular music, fusing traditional blues influences with current trends in rock music. An exceptional guitarist, composer of popular hits and band leader who almost single-handedly inspired many Polish bands whose music was rooted in blues. One of the few key '60s-era artists who continued touring and recording for more than 40 years.

Nalepa graduated from the music school in nearby Rzeszów playing violin, double-bass and clarinet. Having decided to pursue a career in music, he debuted in 1963 at the second edition of the Young Talent's Festival in Szczecin, where he scored one of the awards for his duet with Mira Kubasińska - performing Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again.

In 1965 with vocalists: Mira Kubasińska (at that time his wife) and Stanisław Guzek (who later became known as Stan Borys) he founded Blackout, initially performing covers of popular British artists. The first original songs took shape after he teamed up with the poet Bogdan Loebl. This drew attention to the band, which soon went on to record their first professional studio sessions. After series of live shows and releasing the only album, Blackout disbanded in late 1967.

In February 1968 Nalepa started Breakout, which later was considered as one of the most important bands inspiring new generation of Polish rock musicians. Touring extensively, also in Western Europe, it became massively popular after his early 1969 hit, Gdybyś kochał, hej!. In March 1969 Breakout released its breakthrough album Na drugim brzegu tęczy, recorded with renowned jazz saxophone player Włodzimierz Nahorny. After many line-up changes, Breakout disbanded in 1982 after releasing ten albums.

Working as a soloist, Nalepa assembled a new backup band, whose members were later to join some of the most popular pop groups of the 80s - Maanam, Oddział Zamknięty, Lady Pank or TSA. In 1986, in a poll conducted by Jazz Forum magazine, Nalepa was voted best Polish musician, composer and guitar player. Further albums, recorded with different musicians, expanded the blues-rock idiom towards jazz, funk or ethnic music. Also during the '80s, he recorded the album Numero Uno with Dżem, the most important blues band of the young generation. His last official release was the 60 urodziny / 60th Birthday DVD, documenting concerts from Autumn 2003. After suffering extensively from illness, Tadeusz Nalepa died after a kidney failure on March 4, 2007 in Warsaw.

Discography:
with Blackout:
- Blackout 1967

with Breakout:
- Na drugim brzegu tęczy 1969
- 70a 1970
- Blues 1971
- Mira 1972
- Karate 1972
- Ogień 1973
- Kamienie 1974
- NOL 1976
- ZOL 1979
- Żagiel Ziemi 1979

solo:
- Tadeusz Nalepa Promotion After Blues 1985 (with After Blues)
- Live 1986 1986 (live)
- Sen szaleńca 1987
- Numero Uno 1987 (with Dżem)
- To mój blues 1989
- Absolutnie 1991
- Jesteś w piekle 1993
- Najstarszy zawód świata 1995
- Flamenco i blues 1996
- Zerwany film 1999
- Dbaj o miłość 2001 (compilation)
- Sumienie 2002
- 60 urodziny 2006 (CD+DVD)
- 1982-2002 2006 (box 13xCD)
- Rawa Blues 1987 2007 (live)

Enjoy

Ty To Original Sharer
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"


Prufrock - Visions (1969)

Prufrock - Visions (1969)



Members:
John Capanna- Vocals, guitar, percussi
Charles Giana - Vocals, bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion
John Hall - Vocals, guitar, drums, sitar, percussion
Tom Lubin - Vocals, percussion
Jim Onetake - Lead Guitar Gun


Visions was recorded in 1967 at a small studio near LA. It was first released in 07 on vinyl through RD Records. This is its first release on CD. It is a rare recording of music that captures the mood and the times of that "Summer of Love". Early in 67 Tom Lubin had produced an album at Two:Dot Studios on a four track. When the owner upgraded to an 8-track, he asked Tom to make a recording that could show the studio's new capability. Tom brought together some friends, and Prufrock was born. By October Prufrock had recorded an eclectic collection of songs to form the album Visions. There was one major problem - Prufrock loved to record but two of them didn't want to perform. In late 67 Tom was hired as an assistant engineer at the legendary Gold Star Studios. So that Prufrock had something to remember, when no one was around at GS, he made 6 acetates of Visions. Each of the band members, the guitar player and Two:Dot got one. Several song demos were also made for a publisher who liked the songs. But Prufrock 's Visions was never released. That was the end of it, or so it seemed until mid 2006. It seems one of the publisher demos had found its way to Europe and one song "Too Young" was released in Austria on a sampler of rare recordings of the 60s. A couple of years later the acetate was pictured in a rare record collector's book. The Gold Star label had the song title with Lubin as producer. So, from an acetate label seen in a book to a Google Search, he was found and contacted by e-mail. "Dear Sir Are you the Tom Lubin who produced and engineered the band Prufrock in 1967....?" Tom was floored. It seems the sender was a fan of 60s music, and had a label that released recordings of that era. He was based in Switzerland and had heard only the one song of Visions. Over time and situations things disappear, but a few years ago Tom had gone into a studio and transferred all the tapes he had in a box to digital, and Prufrock's Visions was one of them. Once RD heard it, they wanted to give it its first release and to be completely authentic, on vinyl. Prufrock's Visions stands on its own, not as just an interesting rare artefact. It is an amazing sounding recording made with basic multi-track equipment in the middle of no-where. The songs powerfully reflect the raging time in which they lived. The Vietnam war, the draft, civil rights, assassinations, social unrest, the cold war, the bomb, political protest, free love, the pill, getting stoned, hippies, the British invasion, Timothy Leary, Haight-Ashbury, LSD. The baby boomers were coming of age and soon would be in charge. So many of those songs of 40 years ago continue to resonate in the present day. This is an album worth having. To find out more about Prufrock the times in which Visions was made, and hear samples of this album visit You'll be blown away.


01. Captain Jack
02. It Was A Good Day
03. Tired
04. Now The Time Is
05. You Came
06. Not With The Likes Of You
07. Too Young
08. Long Hard Road/ Look Out Of Your Window
09. Mr Wrighter's Writing
10. Whisper Of Love
11. Fredric Milpip's Mother
12. Captain Jack (Reprise)

Prufrock - Visions (1969)


West ‎– Bridges (1969)

West ‎– Bridges (1969)


One of many rock groups signed to Columbia or its Epic subsidiary that got lost in a shuffle of under-promotion in the 1960s, West played mild folk-rock emphasizing their clean, careful vocal harmonies. Their self-titled 1968 debut was produced by Bob Johnston (who also did Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, and Johnny Cash in the late 1960s), and comes off as a sort of Byrds-lite with some country and pop influences. Their most famous member, by far, was ex-We Five leader Michael Stewart (brother of singer-songwriter John Stewart), although indeed it's hard to figure out exactly who was in the band. The brief liners for their first LP state that "West is comprised of no less than four and no more than six members--Ron Cornelius, Michael Stewart, Joe Davis, Lloyd Perata, (Bob Claire and Jon Sagen)." The inexactitude was compounded by cover photographs showing five guys. Not that it was much cause for speculation among the public, since few listeners heard the album or its 1969 follow-up.

West ‎– Bridges (1969)

Formed in San Francisco in 1967, West revolved around guitarists Ron Cornelius and Michael Stewart, the latter of whom was previously a member of We Five. Lloyd Perata (guitar), Joe Davis (bass), Bob Claire and Jon Sagen (drums) completed the line-up featured on West, a gentle country/folk collection which contrasted the acid-rock preferred by many geographical contemporaries. 


The Shake Spears 1965 - 1968

The Shake Spears 1965 - 1968


This Rhodesian outfit - who were living in Belgium in the early sixties - recorded some amazing beat & rock singles. Both Belgian rock archives ' Rock over Belgium' and ' Witlof from Belgium' have rather good discographies on the band's recordings, including solo recordings of Brian and Gene Latter. Apart from the discographies the Shake Spears only earn a brief mention once or twice in both publications. On top of that, their one and only LP was originally released in...The Netherlands ! Other Dutch connections were a couple of TV shows in Belgium where the 'Spears' were playing together with Cuby & the Blizzards of which they were much impressed by the guitar sound. In 1968, when the band was playing the most popular club in Brussels, 'Les Cousins', the singer from another Dutch beat group, The Shoes, joined them on stage for a few numbers. Well, reason enough to take a look in to the band's "live" line-up:

•Chris Kritzinger - Keyboard, guitar & vocals
•Perry Jordaan - Guitar & vocals
•Johnny Kreuger - Drums & vocals
•Calvin Coleman - Bass
•Alan Escombe-Wolhuter - Bass
•Gene Latter - Vocals
•Ron Patton - Saxophone

Some of the members of this line-up originated from the ranks of the Bulawayo band, the PHANTOMS.
The Shake Spears arrived in Belgium in December 1964 from Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Before that happened they were successful in their own country, playing as the Dynamics. In 1963 they established their own night club 'The Club Dynamique", which quickly became the favourite haunt of television and theatrical personalities. At this time fans, friends and well-wishers advised the group that the rest of the world was entitled to an opportunity to enjoy their musical skills, too.
After the Shake Spears disbanded, Escombe and Stone formed the prog rock group Fynn McCool.






01 - The Shake Spear
02 - Summertime (#1)
03 - Give It To Me (#1)
04 - What Happened
05 - Lucifer
06 - The Saint
07 - I'll Go Crazy
08 - Don't Play Funny Games
09 - Stop Playing That Song
10 - Summertime Blues
11 - Brussels Bound
12 - Johnny B. Goode
13 - Summernight Dreams
14 - Shake It Over (#1)
15 - Do That Again
16 - Summertime (#2)
17 - Shake It Over (#2)
18 - Cry For Your Loving
19 - Garden of Eden
20 - Nossi Dan
21 - I Can’t Tell
22 - I Know
23 - Candle
24 - Jerk
25 - Mah-Pah (#1)
26 - How Does She Look
27 - Treasure Of A Woman's Love
28 - Burning My Fingers
29 - Something to Believe In
30 - Cara-Lin
31 - Time
32 - Mah-Pah (#2)
33 - Our Life
34 - Poinciana
35 - Do-Dum-Dum
36 - Give It To Me (#2)

Jancy said

The Ceyleib People - Tanyet (1968)

The Ceyleib People - Tanyet (1968)



The Ceyleib People - Tanyet (Polydor international 623 262)

Psychedelic concept group from Los Angeles, California, USA, made one album in 1968, with Mike Deasy (Lybuk Hyd), Jim Gordon and Ry Cooder. 

Mother of all things. Natural essence of love 
and beauty. Captured in the meadows through
the trees of life's forest, like a ray of sunlight, 
giving life to the inner breath of all creatures,


... the land where men walked with gods, seeking knowledge, discovering the
earth. The people enjoyed the earth's bounty. A vast garden filled with sylphids, 
their dance creating love for all to live within. Rich dark forests where all animals
lived in harmony. Where satyr's flutes and lutes lure the mind to pleasures as yet
unspoken of in modern times.
Driven out of existence by man's inability to accept love without hate,
peace without war, 
his unwillingness to communicate rather than control the elements which surround
and make up his existence. But mainly his unwillingness to accept both life and 
death on equal terms as part of his existence - and so perished this beautiful land.
Yet, not to be forgotten, its legends and myths. 
Welcome to the land of THE CEYLEIB PEOPLE.

The Ceyleib People - Tanyet (1968)


Jancy said 

Jan & Dean - The Little Old Lady From Pasadena (1964)



Having moved on from their late-'50s doo wop style, Jan & Dean rode out the first half of the '60s as a surf and hot rod group influenced by both Dick Dale and the Beach Boys. In fact, Jan & Dean left their own mark on Beach Boy Brian Wilson with their similarly sophisticated take on surf harmonies and subtly complex pop material. The duo certainly didn't equal the Beach Boys' rich and sustained output, but as this fairly solid release shows, they came up with enough strong material to make many of their albums more than just slim collections with a few strong cuts and plenty of filler. Beyond the classic title track, honorable mention goes to the nicely textured pop ballad "When It's Over," the very original Motown-cum-Bacharach side "It's as Easy as 1,2, 3," and traditional surf tracks like "Sidewalk Surfin'" and "Move Out, Little Mustang" (both co-written by Wilson). And rounding things out, there's a decent cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" and the band's unexpected and daring use of harps, horns, and drag and surf sounds, among other touches. More attuned to the Beach Boys' own trailblazing work from the Pet Sounds era than some might expect, Jan & Dean's The Little Old Lady From Pasadena will please both fans hooked on the group's harmonious innocence and those looking for a little more in the way of Phil Spector-like studio savvy.


The Beach Boys (Surfin Safari) Debut Album 1962The Marketts - Out of Limits (LP) 1963-64The Glen Miller Story (Soundtrack) 1953-54Blackout 1966-67 (POL) West - West (1968)Prufrock - Visions (1969)West ‎– Bridges (1969)The Shake Spears 1965 - 1968The Ceyleib People - Tanyet (1968)Jan & Dean - The Little Old Lady From Pasadena (1964)

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