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Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964

Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964

Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964 (Bear Family Records) (1999) (4CD Box Set)

Die.Ariola.Star-Club.Aufmahmen\CD 1 (24 / 61:26)

Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964

Die.Ariola.Star-Club.Aufmahmen\CD 2 (23 / 61:15)

Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964

Die.Ariola.Star-Club.Aufmahmen\CD 3 (23 / 55:48)

Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964

Die.Ariola.Star-Club.Aufmahmen\CD 4 (27 / 77:28)

Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964

Lulu - The Complete Recordings

Lulu - The Complete Recordings

Lulu - Shout (The Complete Decca Recordings 1964-67)
Release Date June 23, 2009 

Although Lulu's mid-'60s Decca recordings have been issued piecemeal on numerous anthologies, somehow no one executed the logical idea of putting them all together on one release until this 42-track, two-CD collection. All of her 1964-1967 sides for the label are included, serving as a comprehensive document to the first three years or so of her recording career. Particularly in the U.S. (where she really wasn't known until the 1967 chart-topper "To Sir with Love," not included here), this period has remained rather obscure, and certainly not as familiar to the general rock fan as her more commercially successful recordings of the late '60s. This is a shame, as this was undoubtedly the era -- in spite of her tender teenage years -- in which she laid down her most soulful, R&B-influenced, and raunchiest recordings by far. The 1964 British hit cover of "Shout!" is of course the most famous of these. But those who dismiss Lulu as a relative lightweight of the British Invasion might be surprised to find quite a few other first-rate combinations of soul and girl group pop here, like "Nothing Left to Do But Cry," "I'll Come Running Over," "After You," "Take Me as I Am," "Can't Hear You No More," and a rip-roaring "Heatwave." The completist nature of this project does mean you get a good number of mediocre songs that wouldn't have made the cut for a more selective single-disc Decca-era best-of. Too, some of the rarer numbers (including both sides of a German-language 45 and numerous non-LP tracks) just aren't in the same league with the more familiar tunes. But with comprehensive liner notes, this is a necessary acquisition for Lulu fans, and a pretty good one for more general British Invasion admirers.

Lulu - The Complete Recordings


VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

Norsk Rocks Historie var en norsk dokumentarserie på tolv episoder som tok for seg norsk populærmusikks historie fra 1950-tallet og frem til 2000-tallet. Serien gikk på første gang på NRK1 høsten 2004. Kommentator var Per Kristian Olsen (som også var en av drivkreftene bak serien). Prosjektleder: Arvid Esperø. Serien var et samarbeidsprosjekt mellom radio og fjernsyn.

Serien hadde premiere på NRK den 19. september 2004 og gikk i reprise i 2006. Serien ble i 2004 fulgt opp av serie på seks CD-plater (Volum 1–6) under samme navn fra NRK / Universal Music. Utgivelsene ender imidlertid i dette tilfellet halvveis i fjernsynsserien med populærmusikken i året 1977.
Vol 1 - Rock'n Roll 1958-1960
VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

Vol 2 - Shadowstida 1960-1964

VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

Vol 3 - Beatgrupper 1964-1967

VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

Vol 4 - Rhytm'n'Blues & psykedelia 1966-69

VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6
Vol 5 - Fra viserock til rock på norsk 1969-1977
VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

Vol 6 - Progressiv Rock 1971-1977
VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6

The Mascots - Best of (1964-68) Sweden

The Mascots - Best of (1964-68) Sweden

The Mascots were a fairly successful Swedish sixties group, issuing around twenty singles and two LPs between 1964 and 1968, and reaching the Swedish Top Ten with five of their 45s. Although they wrote much of their own material, most of their output was extremely imitative of British Invasion pop, and they (like virtually all Swedish acts of the time) were unknown to the English-speaking world. However, if you're on the hunt for lightweight, but sometimes charming, pseudo-Merseybeat, the Mascots made some pretty enjoyable (and some extremely awkward) tracks along those lines. In particular, the ultra-catchy, close-harmony number "Words Enough to Tell You" is a gem of the genre. As it made #6 in Sweden in 1965 and was included in the best and most widely circulated compilation of Swedish 1960s rock (Searchin' for Shakes), it's the Mascots track non-Swedes are most likely to be familiar with. Alas, none of their other recordings were up to this level, although "A Sad Boy" (another Swedish Top Tenner) and a few other mid-1960s cuts were fair mock Merseybeat. The 1966 single "I Want to Live" was proof that they could get a little tougher and weirder, and has been included on some compilations of rare "freakbeat, " but this direction wasn't explored by the band on other efforts. The Mascots' grasp of English (which they sang in exclusively) was slighter than that of some other Swedish groups, and this—combined with some corny Nordic folk-influenced Merseybeat on some early recordings, and some dull middle-of-the-road pop-folk-rock on their late 1960s releases—makes a compilation of their output erratic and hard to sit through in its entirety.
1. I like my bike 2. Lyckan 3. Baby baby 4. Call me your love 5. A sad boy 6. When I return 7. Stones fell 8. Goodbye 9. For him 10. Walking with my angel 11. Tip of my tongue 12. My very best 13. Words enough to tell you 14. Woman 15. Nobody crying 16. We should realize 17. I don't like you 18. I want to live 19. This proud crowd 20. I close your eyes 21. The girl that you are 22. Did you ever think 23. That's you 24. Since you broke my heart 25. Stewball 26. You could be my friend 27. Tell me lady 28. Moreen 29. Baby, you're so wrong 30. Black and white 31. You're never gonna find me 32. A life like that

Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys "Let's Go Terry!" 1966


Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys

Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys

Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys

Little known in the U.S. is Japan’s premier guitar hero, Takeshi Terauchi, affectionately known as Terry. Terry started recording electric guitar (or ‘eleki’) music in the early Sixties. His best recordings in the mid-to-late Sixties were with two different bands: the adorably named Bunnys and Blue Jeans. Generally, the music itself is Ventures inspired instrumentals accented with fuzzed-out whammy bar acrobatics. What makes The Bunnys and Blue Jeans unique is that they were also influenced by traditional Japanese Minyo, that is, very old rural folk songs. Terry recorded many a Minyo with the electric guitar at the helm in place of traditional instruments like the Shamisen.

Terry-san ranks close behind Western contemporaries Link Wray and Davie Allan when it comes to bad-ass guitar riffing. And though finding articles on him in your favorite magazine or finding his records in your local music shop proves a chore, The Bunnys and Blue Jeans have been included on a number of popular compilations, most notably, Pebbles from Around the World, the excellent Planet X GS collection Monster A Go-Go, Guitar Mood, the Hot Nips series, and the Corumbia Sixties Japanese Garage-Psych Sampler.

The simple answer as to Terry’s absence on the American scene is probably that his records were pressed for the Japanese market and not really made for distribution elsewhere. Who fault is that…? Who knows. Still, he is not entirely unknown in these parts. Galactic surfernauts Man or Astro-Man? tear-up Bunnys’ classic Test Driver on the Experiment Zero LP on Touch & Go Records. Hitomi I at Cutie Morning Moon tells us that Tsugaru Jongarabushi, a Minyo recorded by both Bunnys & Blue Jeans, influenced Brian May’s guitar on Brighton Rock. In the ReSearch book Incredibly Strange Music Vol. 2, Jello Biafra states that Terry’s 1966 release Blues Jeans Golden Album is one of the best instrumental records he’s ever heard.

Terry recorded with The Blue Jeans during the early to mid Sixties. The Blue Jeans belted out surf instrumentals with authority and Terry’s guitar is always interesting. Management problems coupled with the need to keep up with changing times triggered Takeshi’s departure from Blues Jeans in 1966. The Beatles invaded and GS, or Group Sounds (Mersey Beat pop sap with vocals), was in. Terry recruited unknown players to form his own GS band, the Bunnys. Joining forces with him was Tatuya Ogino (organ, vibes), Hajime Ono (bass), Hiroshi Kurosawa (gtr, harmonica, vcls), Tadashi Inoue (drums, vcls, shakuhachi), and Hideyuki Koshiishi (gtr, flute, vcls). Terry’s years with Bunnys were brief: – from Dec. of ‘66 through ‘68. Terry’s Bunnys put out 16 singles, and 6 LPs, including a live album.

The Bunnys’ 1st single, Terry’s Theme b/w Test Driver, captures Terry’s monster guitar at its best coupled with an unrelenting Sci–Fi organ. Their 2nd single, Irrevocable Vow b/w Dream in the Ocean contains not so frantic guitar. Instead it is reminiscent of a snooze-inducing crooner, like early Beach Boys’ harmonious pop sounds. Both appear on their 1st LP, Let’s Go Terry ’66. Although these are not standout vocal endeavors, there are other vocal tracks that are. Burning, Burning, for example, combines an oddly timed beat, wild guitar, and harmonies with yelps and moans into a highly passionate stomper. Flamenco guitar influence can be heard in the last song on the first record, as Terry started to look to other guitar styles and folk tunes for inspiration. His next move was to add something uniquely Japanese to an otherwise Western sound.

Seicho Terauchi-Bushi, released in ’67, is Terry’s interpretation of Japanese Minyo. He replaced the traditional shamisen (3-string instrument) with his powerful electric guitar sound and created fresh and exciting eleki versions of 200 year old songs. This heightened his fame, as he simultaneously exposed his young audience to something from past generations and gained the older crowd’s respect. This was the Bunnys’ most successful record, selling over 100,000 copies and becoming the best selling GS record at the time.

1967 was a busy year for The Bunnys, as they released 8 singles on Seven Seas and 3 LP’s on King. Some are better than others. The single Let’s Go Shake b/w Shake No. 1, presents crazy, eccentric yet melodic vocals topping a dance beat characterizing the Bunnys’ sound. Tsugaru Jongarabushi b/w Dark Eyes both utilized a combination of shamisens, and electric instruments. Joining Bunnys, Mr. Michiya Mihashi plays shamisen on these awesome modern renditions of traditional tunes. Their 3rd LP, The World is Waiting for Terry, contains Moanin’, a rippin’ toe-tapping instrumental, along with covers like House of the Rising Sun, Night Train, and Blue Moon.

In 1967 Koshiishi quit the band to join the Edwards and Suzuki replaced him. Their next record, Let’s Go Classics, is an excellent collection of Western Classical songs. Highlights include excellent fuzz versions of Beethoven’s For Elise and 5th Symphony. Other instantly recognizable tunes, Flight of the Bumblebee, Swan Lake, and Carmen are done eleki style. This record is all balls sans wimpy string arrangements. It sold over 100,000 copies. It was issued in West Germany.

Their last release, Bunnys Golden Album, is a collection of singles and some vocal tracks from the 1st LP. You can see the Bunnys performing Let’s Go Bugalu in the 1968 film, Yoake No Hutari. This is like a Frankie and Annette beach party number with references to Hendrix’s Spanish Castle Magic shoved in (checkout the 5, 6, 7, 8’s version on Teenage Mojo Workout LP). Three more singles and a live LP, Bunnys Golden Concert, were also released that same year.

Unfortunately, the Bunnys never toured outside of Japan. Terry left in the Fall of ‘68 to form his own Blues Jeans but not before recording Christmas Party, swinging renditions of Jingle Bells / Blue Christmas/ Here Comes Santa Claus. Accompanied by children gone wild this instrumental begins with Terry wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. He introduces the band members and then himself as a “very good charming boy.” You can find these tracks on the Bunnys’ singles collection 2.

In 1969, the Bunnys backed Terry on Usukudara b/w Dark Eyes and Blue Star b/w Unchained Melody. These are easy listening efforts. That same year, without Terry, the Bunnys put out Tasogare b/w Samishisona Shojo and recorded an unreleased version of Hair. After a few releases on Liberty, they never scored a hit again and disbanded in 1971. One can assume Terry’s departure was due to his need to concentrate on his guitar playing. He has had a brilliant career, and still plays today. His influence on current Japanese popular music can be heard in bands like The Mad 3, Spoozys and countless others.

Artist: Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys

Location: Japan

Album: Let’s Go Terry!

Year: 1966

Genre: Garage Rock, Surf Music

Duration: 34:21

Format: MP3 CBR 320 (Vinyl Rip)


01. Terry’s Theme – 2:14

02. Irrevocable Vow – 3:35

03. Black Carnation – 3:01

04. Burning, Burning – 2:21

05. The Clamour Of The Sun – 2:56

06. Dream In The Ocean – 3:11

07. Test Driver – 3:03

08. Rainbow Bridge – 2:25

09. The Flying Guitar – 2:29

10. Lonely Boy – 2:27

11. Hey Chance! – 2:38

12. I Believe – 2:19


- Takeshi "Terry" Terauchi – lead guitar

- Hiroshi Kurosawa – 2nd guitar

- Hideyuki Koishi – rhythm guitar

- Hajime Ono – bass

- Tadashi Inoue – drums

- Tatuya Hagino – organ


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

Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys


Get Away With Danny & The Royal Strings (28 indfødte lyde - Native Sounds )

Get Away With Danny & The Royal Strings (28 indfødte lyde - Native Sounds )

Get Away With Danny & The Royal Strings (28 indfødte lyde - Native Sounds )

indfшdte lyde - Native Sounds - Denmark Record-Labels
vol. 28

Danny & The Royal Strings
Get Away With Danny & The Royal Strings

01 - Blue Moon
02 - Lady of Spain
03 - Nonnesen
04 - Moon-shot
05 - Come right back
06 - Promise you`ll do
07 - All my love
08 - Why should I fall in love
09 - Get away
10 - My generation
11 - Don`t you lie to me
12 - La paloma
13 - Dandy
14 - Poul sine hшns
15 - Wish me luck
16 - She`ll neverbe true
17 - This explosion love
18 - Oh mama-Oh child
19 - Get out of my life woman
20 - The citty cat song
21 - I ain`t got you
22 - Can you hear me
23 - hooked on you
24 - Moments
25 - Shake you moneymaker
26 - White christmas
27 - Jingle bells

Get Away With Danny & The Royal Strings (28 indfødte lyde - Native Sounds )

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band – Live at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1969

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band – Live at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1969


Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band – Live at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1969

This year marks the 51st anniversary of Janis Joplins death at 27 years old on October 4, 1970. Janis Joplin is of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her time. 50 years after her death she remains famous for her powerful vocals and “electric” stage presence. Fuelled by The Kozmic Blues Band she knows how to rock a concert hall build for classical music. Experience the rich sound of this unforgettable performance like never before with hit songs like ‘Ball and Chain’, ‘Piece of my Heart’ and ‘Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)’.



1. Instrumental

2. Summertime

3. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)

4. I Can’t Turn You Loose


1. Combination of the Two

2. Ball and Chain

3. Maybe

4. Piece of My Heart

Bass – Brad Campbell

Drums – Roy Markowitz

Guitar – Sam Andrew

Organ – Richard Kermode

Tenor Saxophone – Terry Clements

Vocals – Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band


Venue: Concertgebouw

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band – Live at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1969


Danny Storm 1962Die Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964VA - Norsk Rocks Historie Vol.1-6Spanish Garage 60'sTakeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys "Let's Go Terry!" 1966"White snow"Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band – Live at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam 1969

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