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The Marsadees - The Marsadees (1967 1997 USA)

The Marsadees - The Marsadees (1967 1997 USA)



The Marsadees - The Marsadees (1967 1997 USA)

The Marsadees - The Marsadees (1967 1997 USA)

The Marsadees were one of the most popular and versatile bands to emerge from South Carolina in the late '60s. This collection is a compilation of the Marsadees' favorites from the Justice Records Label.

The Marsadees: Dennis Steele, Bobby Areheart, Larkin Corley (guitar); 
Stack Harmon (bass); Larry Ingram (drums).

The band pushes hard on these studio renditions of numbers (especially Dennis Steele's lead playing on "Pipeline") that they obviously played as part of their stage sets. Their vocals are fairly non-descript, and instrumentally, apart from Stack Harmon's animated and melodic bass playing, and Larry Ingram's drumming (which, alas, is muted on these source tapes), there's not a lot to distinguish them from hundreds of other bands from this period - except for a savage, frantic and tense version of "Wipeout," which must've been their big finish on-stage. An interesting document of its time and place, but not essential. ~ Bruce Eder


The Merseys - A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP

The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP

Members: Billy Kinsley, Tony Crane

The Merseys had a big pop-rock hit in the UK in 1966 with "Sorrow," later covered by David Bowie (on Pinups),


The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP



but never followed up on the promise of this successful debut. They were a spinoff group from the Merseybeats, who were one of the more popular Liverpool bands of the British Invasion, although they never managed to land a hit in the United States. The Merseybeats split up in 1966, with lead guitarist Tony Crane and bassist Billy Kinsley forming the Merseys. Unlike the Merseybeats, a self-contained quartet, the Merseys were a duo, backed onstage by the Fruit Eating Bears, who had two drummers and featured Joey Molland... Read More...

This seemingly legit CD from Italy contains not only the complete recorded history of the Merseys but also that of those other Merseybeats offshoots Johnny Gus, the Johnny Gus Set, the Kirbys, and the Quotations. The music is all fine and sometimes even better than that (the Gustafson material has some genuine excitement), and is very diverse, even allowing for the fact that four different corners of the Merseybeats' membership are represented. Tony Crane and Billy Kinsley handle the harmony singing and John Gustafson and John Banks the harder sounds, and the result isn't all that different in range from what a compilation of early solo sides by the ex-Beatles would have sounded like around 1970-1971, even with a fair number of originals interspersed with work by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, Richard Gottehrer, Bob Feldman and Jerry Goldstein, et al. The sound is excellent and the annotation is reasonably thorough, considering the extremely complex history of the group and its members.

http://www.themerseybeats.co.uk/
www.mtv.com/artists/the-merseys/biography/
www.merseybeatnostalgia.co.uk/html/the_merseybeats.html
http://www.discogs.com/artist/379709-Merseys-The

The Merseys  - A &B Sides, Rarities (1965-1968)


The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP


The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP

The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP


1. The Merseys - Sorrow (2:15)
2. The Merseys - Some Other Day (2:18)
3. The Merseys - So Sad About Us (3:33)
4. The Merseys - Love Will Continue (3:06)
5. The Merseys - Rhythm Of Love (2:07)
6. The Merseys - Is It Love? (2:01)
7. The Merseys - The Cat (2:56)
8. The Merseys - Change Of Heart (2:32)
9. The Merseys - Penny In My Pocket (2:29)
10. The Merseys - I Hope You're Happy (2:25)
11. The Merseys - Lovely Loretta (3:08)
12. The Merseys - Dreaming (2:00)
13. Crackers - Honey Do (2:32)
14. Crackers - It Happens All The Time (2:24)
15. The Kirkbys - It's A Crime (2:19)
16. The Kirkbys - I've Never Been So Much In Love (2:13)
17. The Johnny Gus Set - Just To Be With You (2:33)
18. The Johnny Gus Set - Sweet Day (2:23)
19. Johnny Gustafason - Take Me For Little While (2:18)
20. Johnny Gustafason - Make Me Your Number One (2:45)
21. Johnny & John - Bumper To Bumper (2:14)
22. Johnny & John - Scrape My Boot (3:15)
23. The Quotations - Alright Baby (2:10)
24. The Quotations - Love You All Over Again (2:13)
25. The Quotations - Cool It (2:59)
26. The Quotations - Mark Of Her Head (2:48)
27. The Quotations - Hello Memories (2:14)
28. The Quotations - Pretend (2:17)

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The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP
The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EP


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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

https://www.kprotector.com/p2/5a92f47688789





The Arkay IV - When We Was Younger... Than Yesterday

The Arkay IV - When We Was Younger... Than Yesterday


The Arkay IV is the best known "unknown" band in the history of Rock and Roll. Their recordings have been a hot items with collectors for more than 30 years. The 1996 Tom Hank's movie That Thing You Do! set in Erie, PA during the early 1960's is loosely based on the Arkay IV. 

The group was started in Erie, PA in 1963 by Skip Niebauer, Bill Arnold & John Nicotra. After graduating from High School Bill left for military service and was replaced by Bob Sustak who was soon drafted into the army and was replaced by Dave Massello and Tom Brocki. This formed the core of the group from 1964 to 1969. 

The group went through several personal changes due primarily to the military draft for the Vietnam War. Besides those mentioned above the players included: Bill Adleff, Mark Fainstein, Vil Stomers, Bill Kirby, Jon Ims, Mike Redicliff and Doug Phillips.

During the 1960's the Arkay IV was one of the top regional acts in the Cleveland-Buffalo-Pittsburgh triangle.

The original Arkay IV broke up in 1971.

The Arkay IV - When We Was Younger... Than Yesterday

The Arkay IV - For Internal Use Only (1966-68) / Essential Arkay IV (2011)

The Arkay IV - For Internal Use Only (1966-68) / Essential Arkay IV (2011)


The Arkay IV is the best known "unknown" band in the history of Rock and Roll. Their recordings have been a hot items with collectors for more than 30 years. The 1996 Tom Hank's movie That Thing You Do! set in Erie, PA during the early 1960's is loosely based on the Arkay IV. 

The group was started in Erie, PA in 1963 by Skip Niebauer, Bill Arnold & John Nicotra. After graduating from High School Bill left for military service and was replaced by Bob Sustak who was soon drafted into the army and was replaced by Dave Massello and Tom Brocki. This formed the core of the group from 1964 to 1969. 

The group went through several personal changes due primarily to the military draft for the Vietnam War. Besides those mentioned above the players included: Bill Adleff, Mark Fainstein, Vil Stomers, Bill Kirby, Jon Ims, Mike Redicliff and Doug Phillips.

During the 1960's the Arkay IV was one of the top regional acts in the Cleveland-Buffalo-Pittsburgh triangle.

The original Arkay IV broke up in 1971.

http://arkayiv.com/about.php

Arkay IV - For Internal Use Only (1966-68)

The Arkay IV - For Internal Use Only (1966-68) / Essential Arkay IV (2011)

This is one of the most sought after records among collectors. Recorded between 1966 and 1968 only 100 copies were pressed and were sold by subscription. It has been reissued twice - once on vinyl in 1988 and as a CD in 1993.

Song Titles: 
Seems To Be The Thing, 
Surprise Love, 
Hear Me My Friend, 
You're The One, 
When I Was Younger, 
Another Way, 
Demotion, 
Down From # 9,
 Little Girl, 
Girl (You've Got A Lot Of Things To Learn), 
A Crawlin' Man ,
I'll Keep On Trying

The players: Dave Massello, Skip Niebauer, Tom Brocki, John Nicotra, Bill Adleff, Bob Sustak & Vil Stomers

Arkay IV - Essential Arkay IV (2011)

The Arkay IV - For Internal Use Only (1966-68) / Essential Arkay IV (2011)

This collection includes the best of the original band plus tracks from the Arkay IV revival band of the 1980's and the band's latest recording  Playin' That Rock 'n' Roll.

Song Titles: 
Playin' That Rock 'n' Roll, 
Little Girl, 
You're The One,
 A Crawlin' Man, 
Another Way, 
Way Back Home, 
Surprise Love, 
Down From #9, 
When I Was Younger, 
Seems To Be The Thing, 
Demotion, 
Politician, 
Central Data Bank, 
She Was Cool, 
Monday, 
I'll Keep On Trying, 
Feelin' Good Tonight,
 Every Morning,
Git It, 
Chocolate Pudding, 
Fallin' Angels

Songs by Dave Massello, Skip Niebauer & Sam Hyman

Principal Players: Dave Massello, Skip Niebauer, Tom Brocki, John Nicotra, Bob Sustak, Bill Adleff, Vil Stomers, Bill Kirby, Bernie DiNardo, Sam Hyman, Tim Ely, Kevin McCleary, Skip Carnes, Steve Young , Mickey Steinbaugh & Kevin Bort


The Paramounts ‎– Whiter Shades Of R&B

The Paramounts ‎– Whiter Shades Of R&B

16-song compilation hunts down every last scrap recorded by the band: both sides of their six singles, a cut released only on a French EP, and three previously unreleased tracks. The group professed dislike of the pop numbers thrust upon them by their record company in 1965, but Jackie DeShannon's "Blue Ribbons" and P.F. Sloan's "You Never Had It So Good" are actually among the more memorable tunes. It also includes a surprisingly interesting 1966 version of Charles Mingus' "Freedom" (unreleased until this reissue). A modestly enjoyable collection of mostly historical significance.

                                         http://www.procolharum.com/parahist.htm

The Paramounts ‎– Whiter Shades Of R&B


I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)

I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)


Il gruppo nasce alla fine degli anni '50 dalla diaspora dei Golden Rock Boys di Andrea Mingardi quando Ivo Faccioli (in arte Baby Evans) cantante e bassista, decide di fondare un gruppo orientato sul rock classico e sulle novità musicali che giungono dagli USA e dall'Inghilterra. La band, oltre a Faccioli, comprende Umberto Pizzi, Sergio Nicoli, Stefano Salviati e William della Corinna. Nel 1961, vanno in tour con Gene Vincent e ne vengono pesantemente influenzati. La formazione subisce alcuni cambiamenti ed entra in organico il cantante Enzo Cifiello (Ray Silver). Pubblicano per una piccola etichetta (Alfa Record) alcuni singoli.

I Meteors durante un film con Morandi
Nel 1963 entra a far parte del gruppo il chitarrista Jimmy Villotti. A quel punto la formazione consta di Jimmy Villotti (chitarra solista), Baby Evans (basso e canto), Ray Silver (cantante solista), Vittorio Volpe (batteria), Piero Gherardi (sax e flauto traverso) in arte Piero Dani.

L'ingresso del chitarrista Jimmy Villotti impone una sterzata allo stile del gruppo che comincia ad eseguire il repertorio del Beat inglese. Nel 1964 partecipano al Festival degli sconosciuti di Ariccia con "Insieme a voi", e cominciano ad incidere per la RCA Italiana. Nello stesso anno partecipano al film "In ginocchio da te" con Gianni Morandi, eseguendo "Insieme a voi" (mascherati) ed accompagnando Morandi (di cui diventano il gruppo d'accompagnamento nelle serate).

Successivamente, i Meteors si esibiscono al Piper di Roma insieme ai Rokes. Incidono anche un album con una serie di cover e qualche pezzo originale. Nel 1965 incidono il secondo album, Beatlesmania, tutto di cover dei Fab Four.

Da allora in poi la stella dei Meteors comincia ad eclissarsi, proseguono l'attività con continui cambi di formazione (e l'ingresso di Sergio Nicoli, organo, Ciro Scognamiglio, basso, e Gilberto Faggioli, chitarra) e pubblicano l'ultimo singolo nel 1966, per la Polydor.

Jimmy Villotti continuerà la propria carriera con alterno successo, fondando un gruppo rock, I Baci, poi i Tritons ed infine come chitarrista di Paolo Conte.

Successivamente entrò nei Meteors Daniele Guidazzi (organo, chitarra solista) da Ravenna, (poi "Le cose dell'altro mondo " con Francesco Marsella "Checco" dei giganti S.Remo 1969, Arrangiatore Miura Records, Ricordi, e varie collaborations con artisti italiani e stranieri, tra cui Zucchero, Alice (1980) e svariati altri, oggi compositore e produttore di musical e colonne sonore).

Nei Meteors ha militato, nel loro ultimo periodo, anche un giovanissimo Dodi Battaglia, come bassista, (suonando con Daniele Guidazzi apprese i primi rudimenti della chitarra e divenne il grande chitarrista di oggi Il suo primo assolo di chitarra fu quello di "Fortuna" 



Il gruppo spalla di Gianni Morandi per un tratto degli anni '60. Il nome scelto non era certo beneaugurante di una lunga carriera. Si sono cimentati nella traduzione di molti brani classici dei Beatles in un LP dedicato al gruppo inglese dal titolo Beatlesmania. La formazione del gruppo di Bologna era composta da Ivo Faccioli (sax), Gilberto Faggioli (chitarra), Marco "Jimmy" Villotti (chitarra) poi noto collaboratore di molti musicisti, Ciro Scognamiglio (basso) e Vittorio Volpe (batteria), in altre formazioni anche Enzo Cifiello (voce) noto anche come Ray Silver. Nel gruppo emiliano ha transitato anche Dodi Battaglia, anche lui bolognese, poi chitarrista storico dei Pooh. Ha suonato il basso nel gruppo Ivan & i Meteors, gruppo apripista nel concerto bolognese di Jimi Hendrix (1968). Discografia: Abrakadabra / Nunca (Alfa NP332 - 1961), Angustia / Lucilla (Alfa NP333 - 1961), Marcia turca / Avanti indrè (Alfa NP334 - 1962), Eulalia Torricelli Twist / Movimento Twist (Alfa NP351 - 1962), Dove sei / Il tuo sorriso (Alfa NP361 - 1962), Amico / Non finirò d'amarti (Alfa NP 417 - 1963), Vita difficile / Hey, Paola! (Alfa NP419 - 1963), Insieme a voi / Se mi trovassi con te (ARC N 4051 - 1965), Vi sembra giusto (di Gianco e Pieretti, una canzone "di protesta") / Incontri al sol (Polydor nh 421204 - 1966). LP: I Meteors (RCA pml 103821 - 1964), Beatlesmania (ARC sa 1 - 1965).


I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)

I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)


I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)

I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)


Kings Verses - "Grail" - The Lost Album (1966)




Kings Verses -

Kings Verses -

Very worth never issued before album by a good 60's  band. Sound excellent, and , much rare to be pointed out : 2 tracks live from 1966 !! (Kyno Batle of the bands)Most compositions are great : "Lights", "Balad of lad Polo" (wich is not really a ballad in fact !), "A million faces", "Mind rewind" with its superb farfiza... tend to prove that the Fresno (calif.) King verses should have been serious concurents to bands like Love if their album went released.
One of my favorite album in the (my) 60's garage/punks lp collection.


Bass – Bill Kufis
Drums – Bob Melchor
Engineer [Original Recordings] – Bob Melchor
Guitar, Keyboards – Lloyd Bell
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Jim Baker (5)
Lacquer Cut By, Mastered By – RJ*
Liner Notes – Jud Cost
Written-By – Kings Verses
All tracks recorded 1966.

The first  tracks are unreleased studio recordings.
14 and 15 were recorded live at KYNO Battle Of The Bands - '66.
music emporium  October 20, 2017 :
Very worth never issued before album by a good 60's garage band. Sound excellent, and , much rare to be pointed out : 2 tracks live from 1966 !! (Kyno Batle of the bands)
> Most compositions are great : "Lights", "Balad of lad Polo" (wich is not really a ballad in fact !), "A million faces", "Mind rewind" with its superb farfiza... tend to prove that the Fresno (calif.) King verses should have been serious concurents to bands like Love if their album went released.
One of my favorite album in the (my) 60's garage lp collection.
Reup :


The Excheckers /The Liverpool Beats - Mersey Sound from Chester


Thank you so much,Jancy
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Peter Johnson (Guitar)
Phil Blackwell (Piano)
John Pickett (Bass)
George Roberts (Drums)

Some say they were from Liverpool, others say Chester, but with a distance of 15 miles between the two, both may be right. After this 45 for Decca The Excheckers went to Germany, where they made two more for Ariola. (Stay tuned, we'll meet them again.) They most likely also recorded a lot (but not all) of the tracks released under the alias Liverpool Beats in Germany.



The Liverpool Beats as a name only existed in Germany, and, as it seemed to be such a slip-proof moniker for anonymous bands on cheapo labels, more than one group got that stamp on a multitude of samplers on Vogue's subsidiary Pop Records, called "Original Beat aus England", which presented the latest UK hits re-recorded in the studio by no-names, i.e. bands with fantasy names. The interesting stuff by The Liverpool Beats are on volume 6, where we get six live tracks that really kick ass. I meanwhile found out that they also had a German-only LP on Vogue called "This Is Liverpool-Live At The Iron Door Club", and "Hello Josephine" is on that one too. Two 45s on Vogue also exist. Now I've been told by someone who was around back than, that The Liverpool Beats actually were The Excheckers from Chester, who had one 7" in England on Decca in 64 plus two in Germany on Ariola in 65.



01 - I Wanna Be Your Man
02 - Roll Over Beethoven
03 - 24 Hours From Tulsa
04 - My Prayer
05 - My Baby Left Me
06 - I'm Talking About You
07 - Here's Hoping
08 - Little Queenie
09 - Poison Ivy
10 - Memphis Tennessee
11 - Thou Shalt Not Steal
12 - Hello Josephine

13 - Memphis Tennessee (german language)
14 - Big Bad John (german language)
15 - Boys (german language)

16 - It's All Over
17 - All The World Is Mine
18 - Buzz-Buzz-Buzz
19 - You Are My New Love
20 - Mama Did'nt Know
21 - Do The Bird



info from discogs.com : (?)
"Lucille/Tutti Frutti/Rip It Up/Mean Woman Blues" that appeared on "Original Beat aus England" compilation are the same versions found on Freddy Starr And The Star Boys's LP. It is not sure if the other Liverpool Beats' tracks were recorded by the same people. The Excheckers used to play as The Liverpool Beats in Germany around the same time so it could be them on these other tracks...."

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The Marsadees - The Marsadees (1967 1997 USA)The Merseys  -  A & B Sides, Rarities & More (1964-1968) plus 2 EPDie Ariola Star - Club Aufmahmen 1964The Arkay IV - When We Was Younger... Than Yesterday The Arkay IV - For Internal Use Only (1966-68) / Essential Arkay IV (2011)I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)The Excheckers /The Liverpool Beats  - Mersey Sound from Chester

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