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The Spotnicks - Vocal Tracks

The Spotnicks - Vocal Tracks






If remembered at all today, it is probably thanks to their silly astronaut costumes, but in the '60s the Spotnicks were one of the most successful instrumental rock groups, alongside the Shadows and the Ventures. Their very specific sound had more in common with the Shadows, being clean and intentionally gentle. It originated from their first primitive demo recordings, but the record company liked it and, being plastic and twangy, it was promoted as a space sound. Already in the late '60s it was outdated, but that didn't stop the group from having big successes throughout the decade. In the '70s the sound was definitely antiquated, but like the Ventures, the Spotnicks found reliable audiences in Japan and Germany, as well as a cult and nostalgia following around the world. the Spotnicks have sold over 20 million albums, making them among the most successful Swedish groups ever, surpassed perhaps only by ABBA and Roxette. By the late '90s they had released 39 studio albums, recorded roughly 700 songs, and had more than 100 members in the different constellations of the band.

the Spotnicks were formed in Göteborg, Sweden, in 1957, by guitarist and undisputed bandleader Bo Winberg. The other members were guitarist and singer Bob Lander, drummer Ove Johansson, and bassist Björn Thelin, several of whom had already played together in local rock & roll bands like the Blue Caps, Rock Teddy, and the Rebels. The first year they performed under the name the Frazers, but soon changed it to the Spotnicks. In 1961 they were signed by Karusell and released their first singles containing mostly instrumental covers of famous songs. The selection of songs was as varied as the performances were homogenous, including titles like "Hava Nagila" and "Johnny Guitar." Later the same year, the Spotnicks toured Germany, France, and Spain, and in 1962 they released their debut album, The Spotnicks in London, recorded on their first trip to England. Featured on this tour were the space suits that the band would wear on-stage until 1969.
"Hava Nagila" became a hit in England in 1963, and the same year Johansson left and was replaced by Derek Skinner. The rest of the '60s led to increasing success in Europe, the U.S., and Japan, and the band even managed to compete with itself on the Japanese charts when the Spotnicks' song "Karelia" took the first position from the Feenades' "Ajomies." The song was the same, just recorded under different titles. The Feenades were a Finland-based side project to the Spotnicks, built upon Winberg and Peter Winsnes, who had joined the Spotnicks in 1965. Winberg also released less successful recordings under the name the Shy Ones. Compared to the following decades, the '60s were a relative stable period for the Spotnicks in terms of the group's lineup. Some new members were recruited, though, like drummer Jimmy Nicol, bassist Magnus Hellsberg, and drummer Tommy Tausis, who had earlier played with Tages
In 1969 the Spotnicks disbanded, but Winberg continued to record using the name until the group reunited in 1972 upon the request of a Japanese record company. The same year, "If You Could Read My Mind" from the album Something Like Country became a big hit in Germany. the Spotnicks would retain their popularity there for a long time, even as it faded elsewhere. Only the Japanese audience proved more faithful and, accordingly, the Spotnicks devoted most of their touring during the '70s to these two countries. After the release of 1972's Something Like Country (the Spotnicks' best album according to many fans), they had practically ended being a band, consisting mainly of Winberg and various session musicians.
If the Spotnicks had started out as rock & roll, in the '70s they turned more toward easy listening, or even exotica, although perhaps not by changing their own sound as much as by stubbornly keeping it while trends changed. By the '80s they had essentially become a curiosity at home, but kept up their popularity in Germany and Japan. During the '90s Winberg still toured using the name the Spotnicks, but to little attention. And even in their hometown of Göteborg, the Spotnicks were mainly forgotten, except for an occasional article in the local paper reminding readers of some guys with silly helmets who were once international stars.

The Spotnicks - Vocal Tracks



Jan Rhode & The Adventures - Same (1965) & Come'n Shake (1966)

Jan Rhode & The Adventures - Same (1965) & Come'n Shake (1966)


Norwegian singer with Swedish group, that recorded the following songs in Finland

 Personnel:
Jan Rohde (lead singer)
Johnny Lundin (lead guitar),
Christer Hedin (rhythm guitar),
Olle Nordström (bass guitar),
Kurt Mattsson (drums).

Swedish band The Adventurers is a band , which was founded in 1962 in Sweden . To its original configuration consisted of Johnny Lundin (lead guitar), Christer Hedin (rhythm guitar), Olle Nordström (bass guitar) and Kurt Mattsson (drums). The vocal soloist's of Lenne Broberg or Jan Rohde.

When the band was on tour in 1963 in Finland, drew Erik Lindström to record a separate company Finndisc . The summer of 1963 the band recorded the song "The Wind", which is better known as Helena Siltalan representation of the name "Wind brings, the wind." Single's B-side was "You got mold in flowers of May" (Greensleeves). Letkajenkkakuumeen rise, The Adventurers was very up to date and recorded his first jenkkasinglensä Kukkuva guitar / Letkajenkka. This may be said to have been a Swedish band quite a bit "in charge" letkajenkkavillityksen spread of Finland. At the end of the band was at the peak of its popularity.

When Lenne Broberg went to the army, he was replaced by Norwegian singer Jan Rohde . He and The Adventurers in 1963 recorded the single Doin 'The Jenka, which became a huge success, and in 1964 was the number one record sales statistics. The following winners were At The Jenka Show and Finnjenka.

When Jan Rohde returned to Finland in 1966, was the band's style changed in the direction of progressive rock. At a show in Ostrobothnia came to pass that, as well as the band's drummer, Jan got a cold bath Kyröjoki, the tango music to another audience accustomed to not at all have been heard.

In 1981, The Adventurers tried again, but now the revival of Finnish popular music terms. They recorded the LP-wire versions of an album Finnish hit songs such as "Lily Flower", "The morning brought, the evening took" and "For you I want to be gentle." Levy does not therefore successful in the wrong because of the timing. Jan Rohde regularly visited Finland in various 1960s nostalgia events.


Jan Rhode & The Adventures - Same (1965) & Come'n Shake (1966)


The Hounds - The Lion sleeps tonight 1966-1968

The Hounds - The Lion sleeps tonight 1966-1968


The Hounds -- also sometimes referred to as "the Hound" -- were a Swedish rock band of the mid-'60s, organized in 1965 by 19-year-old guitarist and singer Henrik Salander and his friend, singer Jan Ahlén. The group -- whose other members included Lars Wallander (guitar), Jan Bråthe (bass/vocals), and Janne Önnerud (drums) -- had a decided orientation toward pop/rock, with an emphasis on harmony vocals and mainstream fare. Their first major hit was a sung version of "Exodus" in 1966, which reached number three in Sweden; they charted the following year with a cover of Brian Hyland's hit "Sealed with a Kiss" at number two, and hit the number one spot the same year with their version of the Tokens' hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." They later hit number six with their version of the Chad & Jeremy hit "A Summer Song," and closed out 1967 with a number four placement on "I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing." Their only chart record of 1968 was a number four hit for "The Gipsy Cried." But they also covered topical material such as Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," and seemed to have had more strings to their bow than the soft pop of their singles. Additionally, they did record some excellent originals, mostly written or co-written by Salander. And they even brushed up against the pop side of freakbeat with a crunchy, guitar and brass-driven rendition of "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" that could have easily charted anywhere in the world.
Based on the recorded evidence, The Hounds were at least as solid a group as, say, the Hep Stars or the Hootenanny Singers. With their emphasis on covers, they were roughly Sweden's equivalent to the Marmalade or the Tremeloes. But they never pursued music as long as any of those other groups -- as it turned out, The Hounds' key creative member had other, bigger fish to fry. The quintet broke up in 1968 when Henrik Salander decided to pursue higher education full-time, a move that may have cost music some pleasant pop sounds, but otherwise seems to have benefited not only Sweden but the entire world. In the decades since, Salander has pursued a long career in international affairs as a respected diplomat, and among his other activities, he has headed the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Office in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was the Secretary-General of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission. His interest in music didn't desert him, however -- he once delivered a report on nuclear proliferation to the United Nations sung to the Beatles tune "Yesterday." As for The Hounds, they reportedly have reunited on occasion for one-off performances.

The Hounds - The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Best of the Hounds
 1966-1968

(Stockholm Universal 2002)

The Hounds - The Lion sleeps tonight 1966-1968

Chances are that the Hounds (also referred to as "the Hound" in some accounts) are an unknown quantity to most listeners, except for those who spent time in Sweden in second half of the 1960s. Fact is, though, that they're well worth hearing as a light pop/rock outfit with some less often glimpsed, slightly heavier sides -- they even managed to dip a toe into what would later be called "freakbeat" near the end of their history. the Hounds never released an album, but they enjoyed enough charting singles in Sweden that this CD could qualify as a greatest-hits as well as a best-of collection, representing everything they ever succeeded with and other things that didn't sell as well (but arguably should have). From harmony vocal pop/rock ("Exodus," "Sealed with a Kiss") to folk-rock ("The Times They Are A-Changin'") to some solid originals and a little venture into psychedelic pop ("Hi-Ho Silver Lining"), they do well by the music and the listener across 18 songs. Among many other virtues, the bandmembers seem to have understood the notion of less being more, which makes their harmony-driven cover of Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" a lot more successful than, say, the Hollies' rendition. In all, this is an enjoyable if not earth-shattering or revelatory overview of a band with lots of talent, some ambition, and good to excellent results in its short three-year history.



 1. The lion sleeps tonight. 
 2. Sealed with a kiss. 
 3. The Gypsy cried. 
 4. Exodus. 
 5. I'll take you where the music's playin'. 
 6. A summer song. 
 7. Very last day. 
 8. Never try to catch the sun. 
 9. Old man in New York. 
10. The times they are a changin'.
11. I can't grow peaches on a cherry tree. 
12. If time stood still. 
13. A day in a life of a fool. 
14. What's he got that I ain't got. 
15. The office girl. 
16. Devoted to you. 
17. Please, hear my symphony. 
18. Hi-ho silver lining

Ola &The Janglers - Surprise Surprise (1965)

Ola &The Janglers - Surprise Surprise (1965)




Ola & the Janglers were a garage rock and beat group, founded in Stockholm, Sweden in1962. Its lead member was Ola Håkansson.
Among the hits they scored in their native country are "No, No, No" (1965), "Love Was on Your Mind", "Poetry in Motion", "Alex Is the Man" (1966), "I'm Thinking Of You" (1965), "Strolling Along", and "Runaway" (1968). The group's 1969 hit "Let's Dance", a cover of the Chris Montez song, reached #92 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ola &The Janglers - Surprise Surprise (1965)

Ola Håkansson, vocal
Christer Idering, guitar. Replaced by Claes af Geijerstam 1965
Johannes Olsson, keyboards (organ)
Lennart Wallin, bass. Replaced by Åke Eldsäter 1966
Leif Johansson, drums

Всё началось в начале 60-х. Малоизвестный молодой исполнитель Ola Håkansson в 1963 году присоединяется к группе The Janglers, как их солист. Ola сразу же занял там лидирующие позиции, так как вскоре название этого коллектива звучало как Ola & The Janglers. Помимо Ola, в группу входили ещё четверо участников, среди которых можно отметить известного шведского музыканта Claes Af Geijerstam (он и являлся автором большинства песен Ola & The Janglers) и Leif Johansson, который впоследствии также попал в группу Secret Service. Творчество Ola & The Janglers было довольно популярным как в самой Швеции, так и за её пределами. Начав репертуар с кавер-версий композиций The Kinks и Rolling Stones, у себя на родине группа записала более 20 синглов. А их песня “Let’s Dance” в мае 1969 года даже удостоилась попасть в American Billboard Top 100. Ola & The Janglers засветились и в роли кинозвёзд: в 1967 году появились два фильма с участием музыкантов: Drra på - Kul grej på väg till Götet и более известный Ola & Julia, где Ola Håkansson даже исполнил главную роль. Саундтрек к Ola & Julia был написан Claes Af Geijerstam, и включал в себя песню Juliet (Julia на шведском), вышедшую также на сингле. Активность Ola & The Janglers стала угасать с началом 70-х. Последние же сингл и альбом группы вышли в 1976-м году с большим отрывом в пять лет от предшествующих релизов. Альбом 1965 года.

01-Surprise, Surprise 
02-Stop Your Sobbing 
03-We Got A Good Thing Going 
04-Land Of 1000 Dances 
05-Love Was On Your Mind 
06-No No No 
07-It`s Allright 
08-Thinkin` Of You 
09-I Remember When I Loved Her 
10-Satisfaction 
11-This Sporting Life 
12-Leave Me Be







Jerry Williams & The Violents At The Star-Club HH

Jerry Williams & The Violents At The Star-Club HH


FROM  JANCY




Back in the pre-Abba days when Eurovision meant Elvis Presley singing in German it was somewhat rare to find a band treading the boards that were from ANY other European country apart from the UK but Williams & his rather punkish-sounding Violents were from the same land that spawned Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and .....whoever the other one was. There are several references to this band on the internet but there does not appear to be a definitive history for a singer who has not only been performing for over 40 years but who appears to be regarded as a pioneer of Swedish popular music, influencing countless musicians along the way (That's Swedish musicians incidentally.) According to one less-than-informative biography, Williams was christened Erik Sven Fernström in 1942 in Solna, Stockholm and was born on his parents sofa - an insightful piece of information I'm sure you will agree. Williams started his career in 1957 and joined forces with the instrumental band The Violents sometime between 1960 & 1962 after the group had decided to augment their line-up with a vocalist. Sometimes known as "Mr.Dynamite" (a nickname stolen from James Brown) Williams outgrew his original employers as his star rose with the The Violents eventually becoming mere backing musicians to the enigmatic vocalist (it says here). "When Jerry Williams gets going you can compare it to a box of dynamite going off. He jumps, struts, twists and exhausts himself completely. His hair flies, sweat pours. Nobody can stand still when he goes for it. Mods and rockers, everybody likes Jerry" says Stora from Sweden. Thank you Stora! We do know that Williams & The Violents played The Star Club in Germany during the same period as the Fab Four and that Williams enjoyed 5 Top 10 hits in his native country during the 60's but had to wait until 1969 before obtaining his first No.1. He appears to have had an extensive discography and apart from being a "rock n'roller" had his own "Jerry Williams Talk Show" on Swedish TV in 1968. He also appeared in the films “G - som i gemenskap” and “Lilla Jönssonligan och Cornflakeskuppen” (What, an entire film about a breakfast cereal?). One Swedish fan sums up the singer by offering the following crucial information; " When the Beatles hit Sweden in 1964 he refused to compromise. I gave no hits but he still could make his living playing. In 1965 Bildjournalen, the teenage paper wrote an biography comparing him to other Swedish rock kings. They had all been forced to go back to their normal jobs." So that clears that up then.

01 - Theme / Sweet Little 16


02 - Feelin' Blue

03 - Corrina Corrina

04 - I'm Fallin' In Love Tonight

05 - Twistin' Patricia

06 - C'mon Everybody

07 - Darling Nelly Grey

08 - Forty Days

09 - Ave Maria No Morro

10 - All Shook Up

11 - What'd I Say

12 - Be-Bop-A-Lula

13 - Mean Woman Blues

14 - Long Tall Sally

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Jerry Williams & The Violents - Star-Club Show 5


Jerry Williams & The Violents - Star-Club Show 5



JANCY NEWs
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Jerry Williams & The Violents
Jerry Williams (vocals, 1961-66)
The Violents :
Hasse Rosén (guitars, 1959-63),
Roffe Hammarström (guitars, 1959-62),
Lennart Carlsmyr (bass, 1959-62), Johnny Landenfeldt (drums, 1961-66),
Tord Jonsby (drums, 1959-61),
Tonny Lindberg (guitar, 1962-65),
Jan-Olof Darlington (bass, 1962-63),
Rune Wallebom (keyboards, 1963-65),
Billy Gustafsson (bass, 1963-66),
Staffan Berggren (1965-66),
Johnny Lundin (1965-66),
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("First Time In England - An Exciting, Sensational and Dynamic Pop Group From Sweden!")
Back in the pre-Abba days when Eurovision meant Elvis Presley singing in German it was somewhat rare to find a band treading the boards that were from ANY other European country apart from the UK but Williams & his rather punkish-sounding Violents were from the same land that spawned Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and .....whoever the other one was. There are several references to this band on the internet but there does not appear to be a definitive history for a singer who has not only been performing for over 40 years but who appears to be regarded as a pioneer of Swedish popular music, influencing countless musicians along the way (That's Swedish musicians incidentally.) According to one less-than-informative biography, Williams was christened Erik Sven Fernström in 1942 in Solna, Stockholm and was born on his parents sofa - an insightful piece of information I'm sure you will agree. Williams started his career in 1957 and joined forces with the instrumental band The Violents sometime between 1960 & 1962 after the group had decided to augment their line-up with a vocalist. Sometimes known as "Mr.Dynamite" (a nickname stolen from James Brown) Williams outgrew his original employers as his star rose with the The Violents eventually becoming mere backing musicians to the enigmatic vocalist (it says here). "When Jerry Williams gets going you can compare it to a box of dynamite going off. He jumps, struts, twists and exhausts himself completely. His hair flies, sweat pours. Nobody can stand still when he goes for it. Mods and rockers, everybody likes Jerry" says Stora from Sweden. Thank you Stora! We do know that Williams & The Violents played The Star Club in Germany during the same period as the Fab Four and that Williams enjoyed 5 Top 10 hits in his native country during the 60's but had to wait until 1969 before obtaining his first No.1. He appears to have had an extensive discography and apart from being a "rock n'roller" had his own "Jerry Williams Talk Show" on Swedish TV in 1968. He also appeared in the films “G - som i gemenskap” and “Lilla Jönssonligan och Cornflakeskuppen” (What, an entire film about a breakfast cereal?). One Swedish fan sums up the singer by offering the following crucial information; " When the Beatles hit Sweden in 1964 he refused to compromise. I gave no hits but he still could make his living playing. In 1965 Bildjournalen, the teenage paper wrote an biography comparing him to other Swedish rock kings. They had all been forced to go back to their normal jobs." So that clears that up then.
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Jerry Williams & The Violents - Star-Club Show 5

1 - Readdy Teddy2 - Eldorado3 - Where Am I4 - Lovin' Up A Storm5 - Caroline6 - What'd I Say7 - I Know8 - Free Me9 - Come On, Come On10 - Let's Talk About Us11 - It's True12 - Savage Love
Bonus:
13 - All Shook Up14 - Sweet Little Sixteen15 - Midnight Special16 - The Wanderer17 - Last Date18 - Bony Maronie19 - Ave Maria No More20 - Skinny Minnie21 - Let It Rock22 - Runaround Sue23 - Tutti Frutti24 - Twistin' Patricia25 - Number One26 - Go Home Little Girl27 - Nobody's Darling But Mine28 - Darling Nelly Grey29 - Do It Over Again

Hep Stars -1964 -69 Sweden

Mp3 192\109Mb
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The chances are that, had ABBA never come along making Benny Andersson (and his three partners in the group) into an international pop-rock star, no one outside of Sweden would ever have heard of the Hep Stars. They were the hottest rock band of the middle-to-late '60s in Sweden, however, considered by some to be that country's answer to the Beatles. The Hep Stars also charted 20 singles in their own country and had hits in the Netherlands, as well as building a following in Germany — and their CDs are exported around the world as a result of the ABBA connection. It also turns out that they were a pretty good band, too.Andersson's interest in the keyboard manifested itself at age six, when he got his first accordion, and ... Read More...
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01 - Hep Stars - Hep Stars Kana Kapila02 - Hep Stars - A Tribute to Buddy Holly 03 - Hep Stars - Bird Dog04 - Hep Stars - If You Need Me05 - Hep Stars - Farmer John06 - Hep Stars - Donna07 - Hep Stars - Cadillac08 - Hep Stars - Bald Headed Woman09 - Hep Stars - No Response10 - Hep Stars - So Mystifying11 - Hep Stars - Young and Beautiful12 - Hep Stars - Should I13 - Hep Stars - Sunny Girl14 - Hep Stars - Wedding15 - Hep Stars - When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again16 - Hep Stars - I Natt Jag Dromde17 - Hep Stars - Consolation18 - Hep Stars - Don't19 - Hep Stars - No Time20 - Hep Stars - Isn't It Easy to Say21 - Hep Stars - Malaika22 - Hep Stars - It's Nice to Be Back23 - Hep Stars - Christmas On My Mind24 - Hep Stars - Mot Okant Land25 - Hep Stars - She Will Love You26 - Hep Stars - Let it Be Me27 - Hep Stars - Tanda pa Varann28 - Hep Stars - Holiday For Clowns29 - Hep Stars - Speleman30 - Hep Stars - Speedy Gonzales
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The Shanes - 1963 - 68 (Sweden)

The Shanes - 1963 - 68 (Sweden)

Mp3\189Mb
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The Shanes had about a dozen Top Ten hits in their native Sweden between 1964 and 1967, but were absolutely unknown to listeners who spoke English as their first language. Not that the group deserved any better. In the manner of some other Swedish bands of the time, they valued versatility, adaptability, and mimicry far more than individuality or expression. Thus they were able to competently ape an astonishing variety of foreign trends, including Shadows-styled instrumentals with a country twinge,'50s rock oldies, Merseybeat, British R&B, Europop, bloated American pop/rock, and more. They did write much of their own material, but this was often blatantly derivative. Even their best song, "Chris-Craft No. 9" (a number-two hit in Sweden in 1967), lifted a lot of its parts from Herman's Hermits "A Must to Avoid."
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01. Gunfight Saloon - 1:5602. Oh, Wow! - 1:5703. Pistoleros - 2:27
04. Gun Rider - 2:0605. Keep A Knockin' - 1:3906. Come On Sally - 2:16
07. Let Me Show You Who I Am - 2:2508. Say You Want Me - 2:0409. The Shanegang - 2:18
10. Georgia's Back In Town - 3:3811. My Lover Baby - 2:0212. I Don't Want Your Love - 2:17
13. Crazy Country Hop - 3:1314. Skinnie Minnie - 2:5815. It's Alright Babe - 2:07
16. Marshall Clayton - 2:2217. Blue Blue Feeling - 2:3518. People Don't Like Me - 2:17
19. Break Down - 2:4720. I Don't Care, Babe - 2:5821. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo - 2:45
22. Dreamgirl - 2:1323. Can I Trust You - 2:4724. Like Before - 2:04
25. Let Me Tell Yah' - 2:3226. Nobody Nobody - 2:4227. Chris-Craft No.9 - 2:05
28. Save The Last Dance For Me - 2:0329. Drip-Drop - 1:5730. Cara Mia - 2:22
31. Faces, Faces - 2:4532. Friday Kind Of Monday - 2:16

The Spotnicks - Vocal TracksJan Rhode & The Adventures - Same (1965) & Come'n Shake (1966)The Hounds - The Lion sleeps tonight 1966-1968Carelia Records Presenterar - 1961The Violents - The Violents 1961-1963Ola &The Janglers - Surprise Surprise (1965)Jerry Williams & The Violents At The Star-Club HHJerry Williams & The Violents - Star-Club Show 5Hep Stars -1964 -69  SwedenThe Shanes - 1963 - 68 (Sweden)

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