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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)


The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)

The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)

The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)

The Chicks - sisters Suzanne and Judy Donaldson. They had a steam of pop hits in New Zealand between 1965 and 1970. Suzanne married Bruce Lynch and records as Suzanne Lynch. Instantly recognisable with their matching outfits, trendy haircuts and up-tempo, harmony-rich pop singles, sisters Donaldson rose to become some of New Zealand’s biggest stars as The Chicks. For a whirlwind five-year period from 1965 they were seldom off our TV screens or radio airwaves. They played countless gigs and toured with other New Zealand stars and international artists, including Sandie Shaw, PJ Proby and The Pretty Things.


It's a pity that Gary can't make this repost himself ....

VA - Beat mit Tempo

VA - Beat mit Tempo



VA - Beat mit Tempo

VA - Beat mit Tempo


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"Аbove fifty years ago, the Federal Republic of Germany experienced the dawning of a new age – without historians even noticing it. For the second time within two decades the country was jolted from its Schlager beatitude. While the 1950s brought American Rock 'n' Roll, it now was British beat music: in 1964 the Beatles escaped from the Star-Club, Hamburg's rock enclave, to play on the world stage.
Attentive record company executives from Germany took notice of this and it led to Tempo Records, a small label founded during the 1930s with a long history of German language releases, making a 180 degree turn. The two CDs 'Beat mit Tempo' are documents of a short lasting musical era, unique evidence of a change in taste. Bear Family has excavated the Tempo masters, a collection of cover versions of popular songs of the Beat Revolution, originally released in quick succession. Initially, the Munich-based record label had released a wide range of highly commercial music, from traditional German folk music to Schlager songs. Now they began adding English language songs to their repertoire, a major step for a label focussing on vocalists like Fred Bertelmann. Bertelmann, Peggy Brown, Rainer Bertram, Teddy Parker, and many others also recorded for Tempo under various pseudonyms.

Most of the musicians copying beat music for the Munich company remained nameless, working under pseudonyms. Although the Blue Cats, the Venture Five, the Gamblers, the High Tops, or the Four Kings bore English names, they most likely had never been to England or America. In most cases you could easily detect their German accent. It may well be, though, that one or another Englishman played in the Beat Kings. At least we know something about Jimmy Field's bio: the singer, real name Claus Herwig, later changed his name from Jimmy Fields to Teddy Parker (see also Bear Family CD 'Nachtexpress nach St. Tropez', BCD 15965). While studying law he won an amateur vocal contest and signed a contract with TEMPO RECORDS. He received his stage name, Teddy Parker, from Telefunken in 1962, a pseudonym he's using until today.

It is interesting to learn that the man behind the Tempo productions, Christian Bruhn, later became one of the leading managers in Germany's Schlager scene. Under his pseudonym, Teddy Todd, Bruhn worked as a bandleader for TEMPO. In 1957, he started his career at Tempo as an assistant recording engineer. Later he became a music producer. And he also wrote several songs. Apart from that, songs originally recorded by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Spencer Davis Group, and actually almost everything popular during the mid-sixties, was covered in Munich – even American hit records were sold under the 'Beat' moniker at Tempo. The results, although not of consistent quality, deserve to be heard."
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VA - Beat mit Tempo

VA - Beat mit Tempo


Thanks Jancy !


Ian Gillan & The Javelins - Raving with Ian Gillan & The Javelins (2000)

Ian Gillan & The Javelins - Raving with Ian Gillan & The Javelins (2000)

Ian Gillan & The Javelins - Raving with Ian Gillan & The Javelins (2000)

Having only been previously available as a fan club label release, the long-forgotten debut ‘Raving With Ian Gillan & The Javelins’ includes 14 cover versions of 60s pop classics, all done the Javelins way and straight out of the band’s 60s set list. Ranging from Chuck Berry to Cliff Richard and The Coasters, these catchy songs transport you back into a time when rock’n’roll music was at its prime.
Now being re-released via earMUSIC / Edel in a high quality digipak and for the first time also on vinyl, ‘Raving With Ian Gillan & The Javelins’ is a brilliant collection full of classics guaranteed to make you move your feet.
Ian Gillan & The Javelins, at the time simply called The Javelins, were originally founded in the 60s. Being influenced by American Pop, Soul, Country, Jazz and Blues artists from across the pond, they soaked up the music of their heroes, added their own stamp and went from town to town to perform their favourite songs in front of a small but ever-growing audience – becoming local heroes in their own right.
In 1962, The Javelins gigged at Youth Clubs, gained residencies in pubs, won a local talent contest, attracted screaming girls – what they never did was to go into the studio to record an album. In fact, this changed only in 1994, 30 years after their initial formation, when the band set off to record ‘Raving With Ian Gillan & The Javelins’. They repeated this initiative in 2018 when they recorded ‘Ian Gillan And The Javelins’ at Chameleon Studio in Hamburg.
This was the time when Ian Gillan discovered himself, broke the chains and ‘found his voice’. The Javelins paved the way for the frontman Ian Gillan who only a few years later wrote music history with Deep Purple and now belongs to the most important and path-breaking singers in the history of rock.


Cilla Black - Cilla with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2018 UK)

Cilla Black - Cilla with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2018 UK)


Cilla Black - Cilla with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2018 UK)

Cilla Black’s most important and best-loved songs featuring three newly recorded duets with Sir Cliff Richard, Sheridan Smith and Rebecca Ferguson. With new orchestral arrangements from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the project has been overseen by Robert Willis, Cilla’s son. 
Each song uses the original vocal recording from Cilla and includes ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ with Rebecca Ferguson, ‘You’re My World’ with Cliff Richard, ‘Alfie’ with Sheridan Smith as well as ‘Step Inside Love,’ ‘Don’t Answer Me,’ ‘Something Tells Me’. In addition there is a previously unreleased vocal take from Cilla for her rendition of the Van Morrison classic ‘Have I Told You Lately’. Other highlights include three Lennon-McCartney penned songs (all Top 10 hits): ‘It’s for You’, ‘Love of the Loved’ and ‘Step Inside Love’. The latter has been recorded with the original session version which features Paul McCartney on guitar.
The album was produced by James Morgan and Juliette Pochin (producers of gold and platinum selling albums by Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Alexander Armstrong)
Robert Willis, Cilla’s son, said “The first thing I ask myself with any ‘new’ Cilla music project is, ‘Would my mother approve?’. And then I ask myself, ‘Would the fans, the collectors, the guys who have everything, would they be happy? Is there something new for them?’. With this album, the answer is an overwhelming Yes! It’s been really cool to see so many talents converging to create something truly meaningful. Music was my mother’s first love and this project really does come from the heart. I’m incredibly proud of it, as I am sure both Cilla and Bobby would have been too.”


The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)


The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)

The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)

The Beatles songs selected for this disc are nicely arranged as Baroque chamber music pieces, with a nice balance between Baroque styling and Beatles melody so some of them are not instantly recognizable as Beatles masterpieces unless you have a really good ear, but they always sound Baroque. The playing is very fine - well balanced and always in tune. It is hard not to love this disc. Friends with a primarily classical music ear and other friends who come from a stronger Beatles background equally like this disc.
The Beatles songs selected for this disc are nicely arranged as Baroque chamber music pieces, with a nice balance between Baroque styling and Beatles melody so some of them are not instantly recognizable as Beatles masterpieces unless you have a really good ear, but they always sound Baroque. The playing is very fine - well balanced and always in tune. It is hard not to love this disc. Friends with a primarily classical music ear and other friends who come from a stronger Beatles background equally like this disc.
The Concerto Grosso is a form of baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists (the concertino) and full orchestra (concerto grosso). The form developed in the late XVII century, although the name was not used at first. Alessandro Stradella seems to have written the first music in which two groups of different sizes are combined in the characteristic way. The name was first used by Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori in a set of ten compositions published in Lucca in 1698. The first major composer to use the term concerto grosso was Arcangelo Corelli. After Corelli's death, a collection of twelve of his concerti grossi was published. Not long after, composers such as Francesco Geminiani, Pietro Locatelli, and Giuseppe Torelli wrote concertos in the style of Corelli. He also had a strong influence on Antonio Vivaldi. 
The Four Seasons (compare: The Beatles Seasons) - the best known of Vivaldi's works - they were written around 1721 - is a group of four Concerti Grossi by Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year.


The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

The Chicks - sisters Suzanne and Judy Donaldson. They had a steam of pop hits in New Zealand between 1965 and 1970. Suzanne married Bruce Lynch and records as Suzanne Lynch. Instantly recognisable with their matching outfits, trendy haircuts and up-tempo, harmony-rich pop singles, sisters Donaldson rose to become some of New Zealand’s biggest stars as The Chicks. For a whirlwind five-year period from 1965 they were seldom off our TV screens or radio airwaves. They played countless gigs and toured with other New Zealand stars and international artists, including Sandie Shaw, PJ Proby and, incredibly, The Pretty Things. The Chicks' debut album for Viking from 1965, recorded when Sue was just 14 and Judy 16.


Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 3 (2016 Sweden)

Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 3 (2016 Sweden)

Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter. Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows, and We 4. In 1969, he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with the various technologies available. His initial studio work appeared on his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label, Marilla. The music was created entirely with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. Finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. In 2004, he released also Elektron Kukéso on the Boy Wonder Records label. In the 1980s, he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he released albums "Remember the Sixties", carving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

tracklist:

01 - Let's Think About Living
02 - Wonderful Land
03 - Pretty Woman
04 - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
05 - Do You Wanna Dance
06 - Pilpeline
07 - Corrine Corinna
08 - Black Fender
09 - I Saw Linda Yesterday
10 - Venus In Blue Jeans
11 - Our Favourite Melodies
12 - Suspicion
13 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
14 - It'll Be Me
15 - Ghost Riders In The Sky
16 - Ginny Come Lately
17 - Lucky Lips
18 - Remember
19 - Da Doo Ron Ron


Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 2 (2015 Sweden)

Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 2 (2015 Sweden)

Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter. Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows, and We 4. In 1969, he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with the various technologies available. His initial studio work appeared on his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label, Marilla. The music was created entirely with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. Finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. In 2004, he released also Elektron Kukéso on the Boy Wonder Records label. In the 1980s, he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he released albums "Remember the Sixties", carving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

tracklist:

01 - Summer Holiday
02 - Dream Lover
03 - Hit And Miss
04 - A Tennager In Love
05 - Little Sister
06 - When My Little Girl Is Smiling
07 - Don't Throw Your Love Away
08 - Sheila
09 - Only Sixteen
10 - FBI
11 - Rhythm Of The Rain
12 - Shakin' All Over
13 - Travelin' Man
14 - Atlantis
15 - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
16 - Tower Of Strength
17 - Save The Last Dance For Me
18 - Dream Baby
19 - From Me To You
20 - Do You Wanna Dance


Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 1 (2009 Sweden)

Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 1 (2009 Sweden)

Hans Edler (born in Björkhagen, Stockholm, Sweden on March 23, 1945) is a Swedish pop musician, record company manager and concert promoter. Edler came from a musical family. His mother was a music teacher and his grandfather was a folk musician from Jämtland. In the 1960s, he became a teen idol, when he played in the two bands Ghostriders, a pop band influenced by The Shadows, and We 4. In 1969, he signed for a three-year project Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige (EMS) in Stockholm led by Knut Wiggen and Gunnel Lundholm. At the same time, he studied mathematics and become a music studio assistant, giving him many opportunities for experimenting with the various technologies available. His initial studio work appeared on his 1971 album Elektron Kukéso which he released on his own record label, Marilla. The music was created entirely with computers and other electronic equipment at EMS as a mixture of pop, psychedelics and electro-acoustic experiments. On top, Edler added his dark, often mournful songs. Finding critical acclaim and longevity, it has achieved cult status with fans. He has continued his musical career ever since, also managing other artists through his studio. In 2004, he released also Elektron Kukéso on the Boy Wonder Records label. In the 1980s, he had also released a series of disco hit covers entitled Jukebox Graffiti. In 2009, he released albums "Remember the Sixties", carving out a niche as a revivalist from the 1960s.

tracklist:

01 - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
02 - Johnny Remember Me
03 - Runaway
04 - I Remember You
05 - Walk On By
06 - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
07 - Ghost Riders In The Sky
08 - The Young Ones
09 - Mona Lisa
10 - Sealed With A Kiss
11 - Just Like Eddie
12 - Poetry In Motion
13 - Sway
14 - Apache
15 - If I Had A Hammer
16 - You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful And You're Mine
17 - Remember
18 - Take Good Care Of My Baby
19 - Dreamin'
20 - Let's Dance


I Meteors - I Meteors & Beatlesmania (1964;1965)The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)VA - Beat mit TempoIan Gillan & The Javelins - Raving with Ian Gillan & The Javelins (2000)Cilla Black - Cilla with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2018 UK)The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - The Beatles Seasons - 4 Concerto Grosso (1987 UK)The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 3 (2016 Sweden)Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 2 (2015 Sweden)Hans Edler - Remember The Sixties - Vol 1 (2009 Sweden)

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