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Annaabee-Nox - Singles A's & B's (1965-1968) (2013)

Annaabee-Nox - Singles A's & B's (1965-1968) (2013)

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Annaabee-Nox - Singles A's & B's (1965-1968) (2013)

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Annaabee-Nox - Singles A's & B's (1965-1968) (2013)
Annabee-Nox was a Swedish pop band that played 1963-1968. The band's somewhat strange name is because one of the group members viewed a text with the word "konstisbana" and read it (incorrectly) backward as "anabinoks" - which was chosen to spell anglosaxically. The group released a total of seven singles between 1965 and 1968. They also participated in a 1966 flexion published by the photo journal. 
In total, there are 15 songs preserved on disc.

https://swedishbeat.wordpress.com/bands/annaabee-nox/

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The Zodiacs - Singles (1964-1967) (Norway)

The Zodiacs - Singles (1964-1967) (Norway)

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The Zodiacs - Singles (1964-1967) (Norway)

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The Zodiacs - Singles (1964-1967) (Norway)
Norwegian rock band active in the early 60's
Musicians: Ivar Hansen, Oddvar Nokling, Tore Haugland, Rasmus Sand, Tore Herman Nilsen

The Zodiacs is a rock group from Rjuka, founded in 1962. They became known as instrumental guitar groups before switching style to vocal 60's beat music with both The Kinks and Zombies on the repertoire. The band got a contract with record company "Troll" and released eight single plates there in the years 1964-1967. They played diligently and succeeded in the radio show 'Ti In The Shoot' in 1965 when the single 'Rush On' reached a 4th place. But after a failed attempt at success in Denmark, The Zodiacs was dissolved by the end of 1966 (the last 'Troll' single came out after the band was dissolved).
[Not to be confused with 'Ian & The Zodiacs' - an English band formed in 1958, 
originally known as 'The Zodiacs', in Liverpool - 
led by Ian Edwards, the band relocating to Germany in 1964, 
where they achieved national success.] 

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The Ten Tuff Guitars - The Swinging Electric Sounds (1965 USA)

The Ten Tuff Guitars - The Swinging Electric Sounds (1965 USA)

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The Ten Tuff Guitars - The Swinging Electric Sounds (1965 USA)

The Ten Tuff Guitars:
Formed: New York City, NY, United States
Members: Tony Mottola (guitar), Artie Ryerson (guitar), Allen Hanlon (guitar), Al Caiola (guitar),
 Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Don Arnone (guitar), Al Casamente (guitar), Tony Gottuso (guitar), 
George Barnes (guitar), Barry Galbraith (guitar)


 

Four Jacks And A Jill - Fables (1969)

Four Jacks And A Jill - Fables (1969)

Four Jacks & A Jill is one of few South African groups to score a Stateside hit. Their folksy tale "Master Jack," made the Top 20, nesting at #18, June 8, 1968. The members were Glenys Lynne (Jill), Clive Harding (bass), Till Hanamann (guitar), Bruce Barks (guitar), and Tony Hughes (drums). Glenys sung lead and had a voice that was undeniably folksy, rather she tried to sing that style or not, everything came out that way. Their second single "Mr. Nico" made the States chart too, but barely, entering the Pop 100 and immediately stalling at #98. The four guys sans Jill originally formed in 1964 and went through two name changes before adding Glenys and becoming Four Jacks & A Jill. Out-the-box they scored a South African hit entitled "Timothy." Unfortunately, they never graced the charts in the States after "Mr. Nico," but remained viable and quite popular in South Africa.


Four Jacks And A Jill - Fables (1969)


Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.Africa

Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.Africa
Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.Africa


Band Members:

Ronnie Singer, organ and vocals
Keith Moffat, drums

Derek Marks, bass on last album
Anton Fig, drums
Keith Lentin, guitar
Brian Jones, guitar
George Wolfaardt, bass
James Marwick, drums
Neville Whitmill, vocals
Mike Faure, sax
Neville Green, guitar
Charlie Peterson, bass
Jeremy Dreyer, drums
Anton van Rooyen, bass

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South African beat band formed in 1965. Pete Clifford had played with the Jesters and Georgie Fame and visited South Africa for the first time in 1964 while being a member of Dusty Springfield’s backing band. He also played with Tom Jones.
In 1965 he returned to South Africa and formed the 004’s. Brian Gibson and Jack Russell had been members of the Victors, who backed French artist Teddy Raye on tour. When the band broke up Gibson joined the Laurie Jay Combo and Russell got a job as production manager with Vox. Soon they joined the 004’s.
The band was signed by CBS and recorded some singles. They also backed Gene Vincent on his Durban performance.
Their only album was released in 1966.
Nick Doktor (ex-Leemen Limited) replaced Peter Stember in 1966.
Gibson left the band in 1967 and was replaced by Barry Mitchell (ex-In Crowd). The band recorded with Johnny Kongos’ groups Floribunda Rose and Scrugg in 1967.
The band broke up and Clifford joined the Bats in 1968 while Gibson joined Abstract Truth.


Band Members:

Pete Clifford (vocals, guitar),
Brian Gibson vocals, guitar),
Jack Russell (vocals, bass),
Peter Stember (vocals, drums),
Nick Doktor (drums),
Barry Mitchell (guitar)



Don Fardon - I'm Alive 68/69 Hip Pop and Swinging Beat

Don Fardon - I'm Alive  68/69 Hip Pop and Swinging Beat

Donald Maughn, 19 August 1943, Coventry, West Midlands, England. As the vocalist with the Sorrows, Maughn was featured on this cult act’s most durable release, the pulsating ‘Take A Heart’. A number 21 hit in September 1965, its hypnotic, throbbing beat was maintained on subsequent releases, several of which the singer co-composed. Here, however, he preferred to use an alternative surname, Fardon, which was then retained for the artist’s solo career. His cover version of John D. Loudermilk’ s ‘(The Lament Of The Cherokee) Indian Reservation’ gave him his first and only US hit single in 1968, reaching the Top 20. He broke into the UK Top 40 in 1970 with ‘Belfast Boy’, a homage to the talented, but troubled Northern Irish footballer, George Best. This success paved the way for the re-issue of ‘Indian Reservation’ which, when resurrected, climbed to a respectable number 3 and became one of that year’s most distinctive chart entries. Yet despite several further releases in the early 70s, some of which were remakes of former Sorrows material, Fardon was unable to secure consistent success. He went into the licensing trade, running pubs in Coventry and Eathorpe, while continuing to work on the cabaret and country circuits. He later helped run a security firm looking after pop stars. Fardon re-released ‘Belfast Boy’ in December 2005 in honour of the recently deceased Best.



[2:38] 01. Don Fardon - I Get So Excited
[2:40] 02. Don Fardon - Back In The Ussr
[2:19] 03. Don Fardon - Coming On Strong
[3:37] 04. Don Fardon - I Need Somebody
[2:29] 05. Don Fardon - On The Beach
[2:58] 06. Don Fardon - Ruby's Picture On My Wall
[2:14] 07. Don Fardon - Keep On Loving Me
[3:05] 08. Don Fardon - It's Been Nice Loving You
[2:34] 09. Don Fardon - I'm Alive
[3:01] 10. Don Fardon - Riverboat
[3:08] 11. Don Fardon - We Can Make It Together
[2:46] 12. Don Fardon - Do You Know What I Mean
[2:34] 13. Don Fardon - Baby Let Me Take You Home
[2:46] 14. Don Fardon - Mr Sation Master
[2:55] 15. Don Fardon - 6.10 Phoenix Gone
[2:04] 16. Don Fardon - Let The Live Live
[4:14] 17. Don Fardon - Captain Man
[1:59] 18. Don Fardon - The Dreaming Room

As this compilation doesn't have either of Don Fardon's chart hits ("Indian Reservation" and "Belfast Boy"), it can't be considered a best-of, though its 18 tracks do span the 1967-1969 period during which he made his most notable solo recordings. Combining seven tracks from his rare 1968 German LP Love Story of Don Fardon, a few late-'60s singles, and a few previously unissued songs, the intention seems to be to emphasize the singer's most credible work (the two absent chart singles are referred to as "novelty pop hits" on the back cover). If this is his best stuff, it certainly doesn't make a very compelling argument for Fardon as an artist worthy of much attention. It has that odd blend of brassy pop, soul, and showbizzy belting found in many British late-'60s pop recordings that have largely escaped critical respect or scrutinization, though they're not as well-produced or full of commercial hooks as, say, what Tom Jones was doing. Fardon was a good singer, but the material is simply not that memorable, and the arrangements on much of the up-tempo soul stuff are burdened with stiff rhythms falling somewhere twixt ska and oompah, layered with enough fuzz guitar and burbling organ to sound trendy. There are some fair songs here and there, like "I'm Alive," where Fardon sounds like he's reaching for something more authentic, and the waltzing "Dreaming Room," which could have fit onto the soundtrack of a late-'60s spy flick. For the best work of both Fardon and his producer (and occasional songwriter) Miki Dallon, however, his prior recordings with British Invasion band the Sorrows tower over this motley lot.

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A-Cads - Hungry For Love (1966)

A-Cads - Hungry For Love (1966)

A-Cads - Hungry For Love (1966)
A-Cads - Hungry For Love (1966)

South Africa had relatively few rock bands in the mid-'60s who were playing energetic rock & roll in the British Invasion style. The A-Cads were one of them, sounding and looking like some of the rawer R&B-based British bands of the time. That's the good news. The bad news is that virtually everything on their sole LP, 1966's Hungry for Love, is a cover, usually of the kind of R&B and soul covered by British bands like the Rolling Stones in their early days. The A-Cads do play these both tough and well -- unlike many U.S. garage bands or Continental European bands playing in the style from a geographical and cultural remove, these sound like they pretty much could have fit in as filler on a British Invasion band LP of the time by a decent (yet not great) group. But, to be heartless, almost none of their interpretations match the originals or the best covers of these songs, making this pretty inessential for those collecting on the basis of quality rather than rarity. The exception, perhaps, is "Hungry for Love," done with more raunch than the U.K. hit version by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (or the version by the Searchers). The 1999 CD reissue adds four similar, if not as well produced, cuts from the acetate of an unreleased EP, as well as three tracks from a solo album (This Strange Effect) done by guitarist Hank Squires shortly before the A-Cads formed. Note that this CD includes most but not all of the A-Cads' recorded output, missing a few tracks that appeared on mid-'60s singles.

A-Cads - Hungry For Love (1966)



Johnny & The G-Men-Johnny & The G-Men (1962)

Johnny & The G-Men-Johnny & The G-Men (1962)



John Kongos had been the leader behind Johnny Kongos & the G-Men, a prolific beat group from Johannesburg, South Africa that frequently appeared on that country's charts during the first half of the '60s. In 1966, Kongos and a number of his associates relocated to London and cut a 1967 single as Floribunda Rose for Piccadilly. Floribunda Rose eventually morphed into Scrugg, a psychedelic pop band that released a trio of singles for Pye prior to their 1969 breakup. "I Wish I Was Five," a 1968 B-side, gained the most attention. Upon Scrugg's split, Kongos went solo and released a handful of records, including the albums Confusions About a Goldfish, John Kongos, and Tokoloshe Man. The 1971 single "He's Gonna Step on You Again" registered on the charts in the U.K. and the U.S. Sporadic reissues of Kongos' work appeared during the '90s, and in 2002, Castle released Lavender Popcorn: 1966-1969, which combined Scrugg and Floribunda Rose material (both familiar and previously unreleased) with Confusions About a Goldfish.


Johnny And The G-Men, TEAL TL 1001

Johnny & The G-Men-Johnny & The G-Men (1962)

Annaabee-Nox - Singles A's & B's (1965-1968) (2013)The Zodiacs - Singles (1964-1967) (Norway)The Ten Tuff Guitars - The Swinging Electric Sounds (1965 USA)Four Jacks And A Jill - Fables (1969)Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.AfricaThe Bats - All I Got-Ahabby Little HutCasey Jones &The Governors - Don’t Ha Ha (1965)A-Cads - Hungry For Love (1966)Johnny & The G-Men-Johnny & The G-Men (1962)

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