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V.A.- Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes

Vol.1 - Am I Dreaming
The British girl group sound was a different animal than the American article: there was an equal emphasis on production craft, but there was a higher proportion of pop to soul, and a Europop influence in many of the melodies and arrangements. This 24-track compilation gathers rare non-hit singles from 1962 to 1970, and none of the singers will be familiar to U.S. listeners (indeed, most or all of them will be unfamiliar to British ones as well). It's decent but light girl group (or girl group-influenced) '60s pop that could often use more grit; some of it's fairly strong, but there are no melodies or performances that announce "classic" in neon lights. If you're a sucker for the girl group sound, it's an acceptable addition to the library, with some standouts, like Samantha Jones' "Don't Come Any Closer" (covered to greater effect in French by Françoise Hardy), Alma Cogan's "Snakes and Snails," and Carole Deene's goofy "Some People," with a train whistle bleating away in the background.

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes


 Vol.2 - Reflections

British girl singers did not comprise the healthiest subgenre of 1960s rock. And since this 22-track compilation of female-sung British pop/rock from 1962-1971 does not include any big names except for Cilla Black (represented by her 1968 B-side "Work Is a Four Letter Word") and Helen Shapiro (with her self-penned 1964 B-side "He Knows How to Love Me"), you might not ready yourself for a stunning experience. It isn't brilliant, but actually it's a pretty fair and fun collection of obscurities. Some other names might be faintly remembered (in the U.K., not the U.S.), such as Samantha Jones and Elkie Brooks, but for the most part these are no-names, working in a vein combining British Invasion sounds with American girl-group/soul-influenced production. Some of the more memorable outings include Jones' wispy "Somebody Else's Baby," Guillivers People's solid adaptation of Jackie DeShannon's "Splendour in the Grass," Linda Laine & the Sinners' wistful and folky "Don't Do It Baby," and Carol Elvin's "Don't Leave Me," which sounds instantly suitable for a British mid-'60s film soundtrack. As a change of pace there's also the folk-pop of the Levee Breakers' 1965 single "Babe I'm Leaving You," featuring the voice of Beverley, who would become a noted part of the 1970s folk-rock scene as part of a duo with her 

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes


Vol.3 - Backcomb'n'Beat

The third installment of this series devoted to British '60s girl group-like sounds is, like the genre itself, not a match for the best American girl group music. But like its predecessors, it's a fairly good compilation, if more notable for inventive orchestral pop production than for the talents of the singers. Julie Driscoll, represented by the early single "I Know You Love Me Not" (which sounds a little like an experimental Dusty Springfield), is the only fairly well-known name on this 22-track disc, though Twinkle had some success in Britain, and Glenda Collins and Samantha Jones have their enthusiasts. There are some real solid, ingratiating pop/rock cuts here, though, like the McKinleys' quite gutsy "Sweet and Tender Romance"; Dany Chandelle & the Ladybirds' "Lying Awake," a pretty reasonable facsimile of Phil Spector's Ronettes/Crystals arrangements; the Chantelles' exuberant "Gonna Get Burned"; Sylvan's odd "We Don't Belong," with its clattering descending melody and suicide allusions; the breathy sides by Samantha Juste, the future wife of Mickey Dolenz; the swirling torch pop of Cloda Rogers' "Lonely Room"; and the Drifters-influenced arrangement of Jan Panter's "Yours Sincerely." A real surprise contributor, if an indirect one, is Donovan, who co-wrote and played guitar on the McKinleys' 1965 pop-folk outing "Give Him My Love," a number he never recorded himself. Overall it's an above-average comp with good variety, not just of interest to die-hard specialists.

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes


Vol.4 - Go Girl

Although volume four of RPM's Dream Babes series of 1960s British girl group sides gets further into obscure flops than its predecessors, there's barely any drop in the quality, which remains good, though hardly great. And as with most of the rest of the songs on this series, the production's better than the singers or the material. That's not to say there aren't some pretty good cuts on this 22-song anthology, some of them explicitly derivative of the American girl group sound (like the Chantelles' cracking "I Want That Boy," a cover of an obscure U.S. single by Sadina), others taking a pop-soul approach, others mixing in some British beat music. Some of these performers are famous, but not for their music: two sides of a 1967 Twiggy single are here, as are a couple of 1968 tracks by Linda Thorson (who played Tara King on The Avengers). Highlights include the Orchids' stomping, pining adolescent girl group "Mr. Scrooge" (produced and co-written by Who/Kinks producer Shel Talmy); the Chantelles' credible emulation of slickly lush American pop-soul on "I Think of You"; and the British Invasion-cum-Everly Brothers harmonies of the McKinley Sisters' pounding "When He Comes Along" (by Geoff Stephens, author of "The Crying Game"). Plenty of other names well-known to British Invasion fans were involved in some of these sides in some capacity, like John Carter and Ken Lewis (who wrote the McKinleys' nice ballad "That Lonely Feeling"); session guitar ace Big Jim Sullivan, who plays tone pedal guitar on that track, as he had on Dave Berry's "The Crying Game"; Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote Ross Hannaman's Marianne Faithfull-like 1967 single "Down Through Summer"; producer Mike Leander, who wrote the Breakaways' gloomy ballad "Sacred Love"; and Kenny Lynch, who wrote the Linda Thorson sides. Released for the first time here is Jacki Bond's 1967 recording of "Reviewing the Situation," cut a couple of years prior to Sandie Shaw's release of the same tune on her 1969 album of the same name.

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes


 Vol.5 - Folk Rock and Faithful

The word "folk-rock" seems to mean something different to everyone, and many fans might find Dream Babes, Vol. 5: Folk Rock and Faithfull, a compilation of 22 woman-sung 1965-1969 tracks to be more accurately pegged as "folk-rock-influenced pop/rock" than "folk-rock." Even if it's more featherweight than the Byrds (or for that matter the Mamas & the Papas), it's a pretty interesting and fun collection of rarities, most of them sung by British femmes and produced in the U.K. (though a couple of Australians sneak in, as does Jackie DeShannon's "Don't Turn Your Back on Me," recorded by the Californian in England). There's nothing here by Marianne Faithfull, despite the sly use of her name in the title. But the wispier and folkier tracks here certainly bear her influence, including those by Nico (her London-recorded cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "I'm Not Saying"), Vashti (represented by her rare 1966 single "Train Song"/"Love Song"), Gay Singleton's "In My Time of Sorrow" (a DeShannon-Jimmy Page composition also recorded by Faithfull, though Singleton's version is good too), Greta Ann's melodramatic "Sadness Hides the Sun," Gillian Hills's "Tomorrow Is Another Day" (the actress' only English-language release), and Trisha's 1965 single "The Darkness of My Night" (a Donovan composition that Donovan apparently never recorded himself, though it's not so hot). Some of these records opt for a far more elaborately arranged approach, though, with the Caravelles' 1967 single "Hey Mama You've Been on My Mind" sounding rather like Eric Andersen as sung by a girl group and produced by Phil Spector, and Gemini's "Sunshine River" (from Australia) pouring on the Byrds-y electric guitars. While some of these cuts are dull, there are other cool items as well, like "Bring It to Me" by Vashti pals Jennifer Lewis and Angela Strange; Judi Smith's gorgeous "Leaves That Come Tumbling Down," another Jackie DeShannon-Jimmy Page co-write; Australian Maggie Hammond's strong cover of "High Flying Bird," even if she does change the key lyric "I'm rooted like a tree" to the less effective "I'm tired as can be"; and Caroline Carter's "The Ballad of Possibilities (Come Along)," another obscure Jackie DeShannon song. The more traditional face of folk music even surfaces with Leonore Drewery's "Rue," probably better known under the title Pentangle used for the same tune, "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme." The folk-rock concept gets stretched pretty far to include Angelina's "Wishing My Life Away," which seems more influenced by Buddy Holly and Joe Meek. But if that's what it takes to get worthwhile rarities like those issued, why not?

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes


Vol.6 - Sassy and Stonefree

Where previous volumes of the worthy Dream Babes series focused on woman-sung British pop/rock of a slightly earlier (mid-'60s) vintage, Sassy and Stonefree: Dream Babes, Vol. 6 has a somewhat later timespan, featuring 22 recordings from 1966-1972 (three of them previously unreleased). Accordingly, there are more soul, heavy rock, and singer/songwriter influences to be heard, though it's still identifiably Brit-pop-based for the most part. Even if you think you know your '60s Brit-pop, you might not be well acquainted with many of the names here; it takes quite some digging to assemble a compilation of this sort in which the most famous names are Clodagh Rodgers (whose "Come Back and Shake Me," included here, made number three in the U.K. in 1969), Samantha Jones, and Lesley Duncan. It's shorter on highlights than other installments in the series, and not the kind of thing that would have given Dusty Springfield and Lulu much to worry about. There's some stuff to enjoy in what's a pretty pop-soul-oriented set, particularly on the production end. But there are no true standouts as far as the songs are concerned, and while the singers are okay, none are especially commanding (and some of the material would have probably been done better by the American artists the producers and vocalists sometimes seemed to be trying to emulate). Generally it's tastefully perky and upbeat, never more so than on Sandra Bryant's "Girl with Money," which is a little reminiscent of the kind of uptempo songs Neil Diamond wrote in his early solo career.

V.A.-  Dream Babes


V.A.-  Dream Babes


Vol.7 - Beat Chic

By the time of this 2007 release, the Dream Babes series had developed into a surprisingly extensive one, testifying to the existence of much more female-sung 1960s British pop/rock than even most British rock experts realized. Like any genre series that digs up a seemingly endless mountain of obscurities, it's more impressive for its quantity than its quality. Still, like its predecessors, Beat Chic: Dream Babes, Vol. 7 offers a wide assortment of material from the '60s (from 1962-1967 in this CD's case), drawing from the girl group, soul-pop, and pop/rock styles, only occasionally taking in influences from the guitar-oriented British Invasion sound. Certainly the 22 tracks aren't safe choices; Billie Davis and Goldie & the Gingerbreads are the only artists who will be fairly recognizable to collectors, and even those acts aren't exactly automatically familiar ones to most vintage rock fans. Fans of the mainstream mid-'60s British pop/rock sound will enjoy this material for the production values it typifies, but there's really not much in the way of gripping performances or songs. Some of the more notable items include Polly Perkins' energetic novelty "You Too Can Be a Beatle"; Goldie & the Gingerbreads' rather disappointingly mild "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," which Herman's Hermits nabbed the hit with in the U.S.; and Dani Sheridan's quite good interpretation of "Guess I'm Dumb," co-written by Brian Wilson and originally recorded by Glen Campbell in the U.S. Honeybus fans will also want to note the inclusion of three previously unreleased Christine Holmes tracks co-written by Pete Dello and Ray Cane, the best of which ("Here Comes My Baby") is a competent American girl group-like effort with Beatlesque touches.

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes


Vol.8 - Stockingtop Pop

In the mid-'60s through early '70s, the British pop music industry was a well-oiled machine, cranking out bright, tuneful melodies at a feverish pace, and RPM's eighth CD collection of rare U.K. pop singles from female vocalists demonstrates just how deep the well goes on this stuff. With the exception of Tina Charles' brassy but over the top cover of Melanie's "Bo Bo's Party" and the subtle but defiant "I Don't Ever Want to Be Kicked by You" by the Stockingtops, the mood on these tunes is upbeat and the craft is polished and professional, with the production slick and the arrangements full-bodied, suggesting the British equivalent of classic Brill Building pop with a characteristic dollop of music hall theatrics. Many of these singers supplemented their paychecks as solo acts by doing backing vocals on sessions by other artists (or by doing commercials -- a promotional recording for Bush audio equipment leads off this disc), and there's a certain uniformity to the performing styles of these artists. But a few of the tracks do stand out, such as the high-gloss soul stylings of Maxine Nightingale, the aggressively chirpy harmonies of the Cameos, the very American leanings of the Chanters, and the sweet, breathy confidence of the Paper Dolls. And even the lesser selections are fine examples of studiocraft at its height, from the days when the bigger the studio orchestra and the more audacious the arrangement, the better. While some might find a certain kitsch value in this stuff, Stockingtop Pop is good enough to be appreciated without irony, and Michael Robson's liner notes offer plenty of background data on these forgotten songbirds.

V.A.-  Dream Babes

V.A.-  Dream Babes





Many THANKS to Cor 

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection


             Band members         

  line up (1966-)

- Danny Sinclair -- lead vocals (1966-)
- Eddy Vanderlinden -- guitar (1966-)
- Daniel Provo -- lead guitar
- Gilbert Remue -- bass
- Yves De Vriendt-- lead guitar (1968-)
- Marc Claeys -- lead guitar  (1969-)

 line up  (1969-73)

- Marc Maleyster --  keyboard
- Gus Roan -- guitar
- Eddy Vanderlinden -- lead guitar 
- Guido Wolfaert (RIP 2008) -- lead singer (replaced 
  Danny Sinclair)

The group apparently started playing together in 1966 getting a big break when British pop star Dave Berry spotted them playing at the Ghent sports stadium.  With Berry's sponsorship they began working as a backup band, supporting a steady stream of English stars touring the Benelux.  Berry also helped the band score a contract with Decca, making their debut with the 1967 Berry-penned 'You Made a Fool of Me' b/w 'M. T.' (Decca catalog number 105 23.720)
Released in 1968, "Inspirated" served to compile the earlier single with a bunch of new studio material; much of it penned by mentor Berry.   Lots of folks probably won't find this one particularly appealing, but the quirky blend of English pop moves and the heavily accented deliveries have always held a quirky appeal to my ears. True, much of the album sounded like it had been recorded a couple of years earlier, but that 'old school' feel was also part of the appeal to my ears. Perhaps a mistake to assume they played their own instruments, but I'll tell you that these guys came off as quite accomplished musicians and could have easily competed with many of their better know American and British competitors.  MORE :

*****

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Best Of (2 CD)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - New Inspiration [1972]

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 1 (Inspirated)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 2

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 3 (1968)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Vol 4 Rainbow (1971)

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

THE NEW INSPIRATION - Album Collection

from Eddy 


The Tremeloes - May Morning (OST) (1970 2000 UK)

The Tremeloes - May Morning (OST) (1970 2000 UK)


The Tremeloes - May Morning (OST) (1970 2000 UK)

Previously Unissued Italian Psycheldelic Soundtrack From 1970

May Morning (Italian: Alba pagana) is a 1970 Italian thriller-drama film co-written and directed by Ugo Liberatore. Three young students have different experiences (including sexual) 
at Oxford University in England.
Cast: Jane Birkin as Flora Finlake, Alessio Orano as Valerio Montelli, John Steiner as Rodrick Rodney Stanton, Rossella Falk as Mrs. Finlake, Micaela Pignatelli as Amanda, Ian Sinclair as Professor Finlake.
Music by Alan Blakley, Len Hawkes, Armando Trovajoli & The Tremeloes

It's not every day that a three-decade-old, previously unheard soundtrack surfaces - especially one written by one of the most successful pop/rock bands in England. That alone would make May Morning a reasonably important release, but equally to the point, it's a great record - one of the group's very best, in fact, and essential listening not just for fans of the Trems, but also for anyone who liked the very late-'60s sounds of the Beatles, Badfinger et al. And that comes from someone who has never seen the movie for which the songs were written. The Tremeloes were supposedly just a little past their creative peak by the time they recorded this album - they were riding a number two hit in England at the time, but their fortunes were about to turn, a fact that no one could have guessed when they cut the soundtrack for Ugo Liberatore's movie May Morning in Rome in the summer of 1970. May Morning is a cheerful, often bracing, always tuneful mix of upbeat pop/rock, bluesy songs, exquisite instrumentals, and soft, acoustic-textured balladry that rates right alongside their best work of the 1960s. Oddly enough, it's sort of the equivalent for the Tremeloes (which was principally a vocal-oriented band) to what Obscured by Clouds and More (both psychedelic soundtracks) were to Pink Floyd (which was, immediately post-Syd Barrett, principally an instrumental band). There are some enjoyable instrumental tracks here, including "Turn on With Thee," on which the group surprises us with some reasonably inventive playing (though one suspects they just didn't have time to write lyrics). Rick West's digital dexterity on the guitar and other instruments gets a workout (with and without amplification) on "Beer Duel" and "Hard Time", as well as the bluesy reprise of the title track and the sitar-dominated second reprise that follows. And bassist Len "Chip" Hawkes generates a full palette of experimental sounds on the Mellotron that, according to annotators Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker, he'd recently purchased from Idle Race alumnus Jeff Lynne (and which had been used by the Beatles on "Strawberry Fields Forever"). The money was well spent, even if the results weren't as impressive as that earlier effort. The group even takes a brief plunge back to its distant, 1950s rock & roll roots with "Bunch of Rapes," which is driven by a Bo Diddley-beat. In all, this might be the most solid long-player the band ever cut - another irony, since it wasn't released until 15 years after the end of the LP era, so that it could become their best non-compilation CD.


VA - The Irish Showband Collection

VA - The Irish Showband Collection

VA - The Irish Showband Collection


The showband boom in Ireland is something that's difficult to explain at this late date. It grew out of a combination of a young, restless population, and a nation where television had not yet arrived, as late as 1960, which helped keep dance halls as a booming business seven nights of the week. Sometime in the mid-'50s, one of the dance bands -- the Clipper Carlton dance band from Strabane, County Tyrone, according to historian Eddie Kelly -- abandoned the traditional static presentation, and created something of a sensation; mostly, they added excitement in their stage moves and personality to their presentation, and audiences -- especially the girls -- responded by the hundreds. It might have heralded the equivalent of a rock & roll boom in Ireland, but for the fact that the music was still mostly more pop than rock & roll, with a healthy does of sentimental ballads. But rock & roll did seep into the repertory, along with the attributes it carried -- a distinctly youthful, exciting presentation, with a lot of energy and not much care for tradition, apart from some of the repertory. That odd mix of sounds is what is represented on this triple-CD set, which represents the best of the Irish showbands recorded by the Pye label in England during the '60s -- the showbands did represent a small but vital presence on the English rock & roll scene during this period, their releases periodically making it onto the charts and getting featured on television programs such as Come Dancing -- the Beatles, still months away from their first full-fledged recording contract, opened for the Royal Showband when the latter played the Pavilion Theatre in Liverpool in April of 1962. The mix of sounds here is decidedly strange to modern ears, jumping from enthusiastic covers of American rock & roll ("Papa-Om-Mow-Mow" by the Freshman, from 1967) to more generic pop and pop/rock, all by acts with names that will probably mean little to anyone not from Ireland: the Real McCoy, Tony Keeling & the Graduates, Alan Dee & the Chessman, Brendan O'Brien & the Dixies, Margo & the Keynotes, Sean Fagan & the Pacific, Butch Moore & the Capitol, Murty Quinn & the Miami et. al. The work isn't bad in any of the various genres represented, and the enthusiasm on the rock & roll and pop/rock numbers does come through on the recordings -- Castle might better have distilled the best of these cuts down to one CD of solid rocking numbers. The set is enjoyable if not exactly essential or revelatory. What's more, it does shed some light on this little-known (outside of the U.K.) musical phenomenon that took place just adjacent to the British beat boom and the British invasion, and Kelly's notes -- spread across separate booklets for each CD -- are highly informative.


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Vol.1


01. The Freshman-Papa Oom Mow Mow                           
01. The Freshman-Papa Oom Mow Mow (1)                       
02. Real Mccoy-Many The Memories                            
02. Real Mccoy-Many The Memories (1)                        
03. Tony Keeling & The Graduates-Crystal Chandeliers        
03. Tony Keeling & The Graduates-Crystal Chandeliers (1)    
04. Alan Dee & The Chessmen-Michael Murphy's Boy            
05. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-I Love You More Today      
06. Margo & The Keynotes-The Road By The River              
07. Sean Fagan & The Pacific Showband-She Wears My Ring     
08. Butch Moore & Capitol Showband-Down Came The Rain       
09. The Hoedowners-Snowball Crazy                           
10. Murty Quinn & The Miami Showband-One Kiss For Old Times 
11. Joe Dolan-The Answer To Everything                      
11. Joe Dolan-Two Of A Kind                                 
12. Shay O'hara & The Royal Blues-Santo Natale              
13. Johnny Kelly & The Capitol Showband-Black Velvet Band   
14. Dickie Rock & The Miami-Just For Old Time Sake          
15. Eileen Reid & The Cadets-Right Or Wrong                 
16. Sonny Knowles & The Pacific Showband-No One Knows       
17. Butch Moore & Capitol Showband-Our Love Will Go On      
18. Pat Lynch And The Airchords-The Leaving Of Liverpool    
19. Gregory & The Cadets-Land Of Gingerbread                
20. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-Little Arrows              
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Vol.2
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21. Real Mccoy-Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)              
22. Eileen Reid & The Cadets-I Gave My Wedding Dress Away   
23. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-She's Got You              
24. Butch Moore & Capitol Showband-Foolin' Time             
25. Dickie Rock & The Miami-Wishing It Was You              
26. Tony Keeling & The Graduates-Anything That's Part Of You
27. Gregory & The Cadets-More Than Yesterday                
28. Sonny Knowles & The Pacific Showband-No One Will Ever Kn
29. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-It Doesn't Matter Anymore  
30. Pat Lynch And The Airchords-The Irish Soldier           
31. Capitol Showband & Des Kelly-Streets Of Baltimore       
32. Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners-Wonderful World Of My Dream
33. The Freshmen-Just To See You Smile                      
34. Joe Dolan-The Jolly Tinker                              
35. Sonny & Sean-I Only Came To Dance With You              
36. Donnie Collins Showband-Young Love                      
37. Butch Moore-Walking The Streets In The Rain             
38. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-Save The Last Dance For Me 
39. Margo & The Keynotes-Bonnie Irish Boy                   
40. Gerry & The Ohio-Ring Of Fire                           
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Vol.3
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41. Capitol Showband-Born To Be With You                    
42. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-Together Again             
43. Sean Dunphy-If I Could Choose                           
44. Real Mccoy-I Get So Excited                             
45. Dickie Rock & The Miami-There's Always Me               
46. Tony Keeling & The Graduates-Edelweiss                  
47. Patricia O'kelly & The Hiltons-Carlingford Bay          
48. Sonny Knowles & The Pacific Showband-We Could           
49. Derek Dean & The Freshmen-La Yenka                      
50. Pat Lynch And The Airchords-Treat My Daughter Kindly    
51. Clem Quinn & The Miami Showband-Bucks Polka             
52. Sean Fagan & The Pacific Showband-Distant Drums         
53. Gregory & The Cadets-At The Close Of A Long Day         
54. Doc Carroll & The Royal Blues-Far Away From You         
55. Eileen Reid & The Cadets-If I Had My Life To Live Over  
56. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-Katie's Kisses             
57. Butch Moore & Capitol Showband-So Many Ways             
59. The Millionaires & Michael Conn & Joe Doherty-Winter Win
60. Real Mccoy-Round The Gum Tree        


VA - The Fabulous Irish Showbands

VA - The Fabulous Irish Showbands



Comprehensive four CD collection of the best of the 60s/70s Irish showband phenomenon. All original Pye recordings from the top artists of the genre including Dickie Rock & The Miami, Tony Walsh & The Blue Aces, The Capitol Showband, Pat Lynch & The Airchords, & many more. Castle Pulse. 2004.

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Vol.1
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01. Pat Lynch And The Airchords-Walking On New Grass        
02. Gregory & The Cadets-Girl Of My Dreams                  
03. Tony Keeling & The Graduates-Kelly                      
04. Brendan Bowyer & The Royal Showband-Boulavogue          
05. Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners-I'm Gonna Change Everything
06. Dickie Rock & The Miami-Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats     
07. Jack Ruane Snr & Jack Ruane Showband-Creole Jazz        
08. Butch Moore & Capitol Showband-Spanish Eyes             
09. Eileen Reid & The Cadets-Mama Don't Cry At My Wedding   
10. Tom Dunphy & The Royal Showband-My Wild Irish Rose      
11. Dermot O'brien & The Clubmen-North To Alaska            
12. Sean Fagan & The Pacific Showband-Stand Beside Me       
14. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-In Person                  
15. Gerry & The Ohio-Among The Wicklow Hills                
16. The Indians-Apache                                      
17. Margo & The Keynotes-Dear God                           
18. Shay O'hara & The Royal Blues-Croce D'oro               
19. Brendan Hutchinson & The Navak-42 In Chicago            
20. Johnny & The Maurice Lynch Showband-Biddy Reilly        
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Vol.2
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21. Dickie Rock & The Miami-Uncle Tristan's Moonship        
22. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-Dream Lover                
22. Joe Dolan & The Drifters Showband-Saturday Night At The 
23. Pat Lynch And The Airchords-Worry                       
24. Capitol Showband-Brahm's Lullaby                        
25. Charlie Matthews & The Royal Showband-Both Sides Now    
26. Peter Cowan & The Hilton-When The Snow Is On The Roses  
27. Jimmy Brendan & The Cadets-Looking Back To See          
28. Tony Keeling & The Graduates-Just My Baby And Me        
29. Kelley & The Nevada-I Love Only You                     
30. Jack Ruane Snr & Jack Ruane-The River Moy               
31. Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners-4033                       
32. Joe Mccarthy & The Dixies-One Of The Old Reserve        
33. Will Ahearn & The Arrivals-She's About A Mover          
34. Ian Corrigan & Casino-In The Middle Of Nowhere          
35. Earl Gill & The Hoedowners-Sunset                       
36. Pat Hanrahan & The Nomads-Lough Sheelin                 
37. Dawn Knight & The Casuals-Tra Le La Le La Triangle      
38. Sonny Knowles & The Pacific-When The Swallows Come Back 
39. Tom Dunphy & The Royal Showband-Never Going Back To Nash
40. Dickie Rock & The Miami-One By One                      
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Vol.3
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41. Doc Carroll & The Royal Blues-There Goes My Heart Again 
42. Butch Moore-The Incredible Miss Brown                   
43. Murty Quinn & The Miami-There Goes My Everything        
44. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-Ebony Eyes                 
45. Capitol Showband-Bould O'donoghue                       
46. Emmet Wynne & The Airchords-Limbo Rock                  
47. Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners-Talking Love               
48. Gerry Black & The Finnavons-An Exile's Dream            
49. Sean Fagan & The Pacific Showband-Photograph To The Wall
50. Gerry & The Ohio-Dark Circles                           
51. Gregory & The Cadets-Best Part Of Loving You            
52. Tina & The Mexicans-Que Sera Sera                       
53. Dermot O'brien & The Clubmen-The Turfman From Ardee     
54. Tony Walsh & The Blue Aces-Love Song Of The Waterfall   
55. Jimmy Day & The Cadets-Little Rosa                      
56. Don Duggan & The Story-Under Your Spell Again           
57. Margo & The Keynotes-Through The Eyes Of A Child        
58. Shay O'hara & The Premier Aces-Two Little Boys          
59. Brendan Bowyer & The Royal Showband-Kentucky Woman      
60. Seamus Shannon & The Drifter Sound-Boola Boola          
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Vol.4
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61. Derrick & The Sounds-Power Of Love                      
62. Brendan O'brien & The Dixies-It Was Only A Heart        
63. Danny Ellis & The Miami-Where Do Little Ladies Go       
64. The Times-What Made Milwaukee Famous                    
65. Sonny Knowles & The Pacific-Dublin Fusiliers            
66. The Cadets-Royal Garden Blues                           
67. Butch Moore & Capitol Showband-The Tender Years         
68. Brendan Bowyer & The Royal Showband-Make Me An Island   
69. Dene Lane & The Rhythm Stars-Mary I Need You            
70. Johnny Flynn Showband-Wandering Home                    
71. Muriel Day & The Dave Glover Band-A Petal From A Faded R
72. Steve Lynch & The Dixies-History Repeats Itself         
73. Gerry Madigan & The Cotton Mill Boys-Joey Moroney       
74. Marco Petrassi & The Ohio-Mynah Bird                    
75. Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners-Black And Tan Gun          
76. The Cadets-True Love                                    
77. Pat Lynch And The Airchords-Don't You Believe It        
78. The Greenbeats-La La Song                               
79. Fran O'toole & The Miami-Loco Por Ti                    
80. Geno Hearne & The Footappers-My Girl    




VA - The Fabulous Irish Showbands




THE MEC-OP SINGERS - The Singles

THE MEC-OP SINGERS - The Singles





Formed
1965, Namen, Belgium
Members:
Michel Sterkendries [aka Mike Steven, aka Mike Stevenly] (lead guitar, vocals), André Terrasse (bass), Guy Bodart (rhythm guitar), Freddy Evrard (drums), Francis Collard (vocals), David Dandoy (guitar), Claude Dessy (guitar)

THE MEC-OP SINGERS - The Singles

THE MEC-OP SINGERS - The Singles


Thanks Eddy






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