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22 avril 2016 5 22 /04 /avril /2016 17:31

Three-part tribute to the great young songwriters of the mid-sities north american “garage” phenomenon. Here’s the first volume, showcasing the skills of Wayne Proctor (We The People), Tim Granada (The Dovers) and Manny Freiser (The Grodes/Tongues Of Truth).

 

We The People – Half of Wednesday

The Grodes – I won’t be there

The Dovers – What am I going to do

We The People – In the past

The Grodes – Uh-huh girl

The Dovers – I could be happy

We The People – You are the color of love

The Tongues Of Truth – Let’s talk about girls

The Dovers – She’s not just anybody

We The People – My brother the man

The Grodes – I’ve lost my way

We The People – Saint John’s shop

The Dovers – About me

The Grodes – What they say about love

 

 

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14 avril 2016 4 14 /04 /avril /2016 14:08

 

The 60’s Nederbeat scene has been well documented, it’s a lesser known fact that dutch pop bands still had a lot to offer in the early 70’s.

 

Fon Klement – Almost daybreak

Tax Free – Along the shadowed quay

Earth and Fire – Ebbtide

Rainman – Get you to come through

The Dream – Met a girl today

Shocking Blue – When I was a girl

September – Yelly Rose

O.P.M.C. – Love song for Diane

Greenfield & Cook – Gone

Mayfly – Dawn of an old man’s life

Five – Struck by lighning

Water – Holiday hideaway

Ashwood – Time

Fon Klement – Song for a blue lady

 

 

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31 mars 2016 4 31 /03 /mars /2016 08:46

 

Groovy pop, folk-rock, bubblegum, west coast AOR, country-rock... tribute to the almighty Robbs.

All songs by the Robbs except where noted.

 

Race with the wind

Bittersweet

Cherokee – Lady on my mind

Next time you see me

Robby & the Robins – She cried

Cherokee – Chattanooga

Jolly Miller

Cherokee – Feel us love

Changing winds

Robbs, Outsiders tour promo spot (WCFL Chicago)

I don’t wanna discuss it

Cherokee – Funky business

The newsong

So you wanna be a rock’n’roll star

Movin’

Cherokee – Girl I’ve got news

Last of the wine

Cynthia loves

 

 

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24 mars 2016 4 24 /03 /mars /2016 18:28

 

Gloomy sounds from the sixties US underground.

 

disraeli – Humidity 105

Yesterday‘s Obsession – The phycle

The Perils – Hate

Music Emporium – Catatonic variations

Storybook – Beads of innocence

Erik – You said/but I’ve got my way

Flat Earth Society – Dark street downtown

Jerry Yester & Judy Henske – Farewell Aldebaran

The Grass Roots – Feelings

Kings Ransom – Without you

Pisces – Dear one

Karen Beth – Something to believe in

Food – Fountains of my mind

Adam – Melrose street 5829

The Parade - Lullabye

 

 

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17 mars 2016 4 17 /03 /mars /2016 18:39

 

Songs of love, light and exhaustion

 

Val Stoecklein – Possibility I was wrong

Uncle Jim’s Music – Ninety miles

Ron Elliott – All time green

Eastfield Meadows – The price

Heartwood – Guaranteed to win

Sid Selvidge – Going through another change

Cherokee – Catch the velvet evening

John Stewart – She believes in me

Circus Maximus – Fading lady

Eddie Mottau – Jesse

Allan Wachs – Mountain road

Gary Farr – Don’t know why you bother child

Floyd Westerman – Goin’ back

Wendell Ing with Hank Leandro & Friends – The lake

Dalton, James & Sutton – One time around

 

 

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10 mars 2016 4 10 /03 /mars /2016 17:24

 

Rootsy music with tinges of psychedelia, trippy cowboys and epic meditations.

 

Gladstone (Bogus Thunder) – What a day

Cowboy – Rip & snort

Redwing – Dark thursday

Richard Betts – Highway call

Rich Mountain Tower – Uncle Bob White

Mike Corbett & Jay Hirsh – The mighty emerald

Deerfield – Family comfort

Relatively Clean Rivers – A thousand years

Alan Gerber – Jaffe’s lament

Timbercreek – Fallen angel

Jimmy Carter & the Dallas County Green – Summer brings the sunshine

Tom Russell & Patricia Hardin – Tarantula

Ron Elliott – Deep river runs blue

 

 

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25 février 2016 4 25 /02 /février /2016 18:45

 

Here’s a bunch of songs Ray Davies wrote for others, plus some kool Kinks kovers.

 

John Schroeder Orchestra – The Virgin Soldiers March

Sonny & Cher – Set me free

The Thoughts – All night stand

Dave Berry – This strange effect

Leapy Lee – King of the whole wide world

The Honeycombs – Emptiness

The Majority – Ring the bells

Barry Fantoni – Little man in a little box

The Truth – I go to sleep

The Lancastrians – The world keeps going round

The Jay-Jays – So Mystifying

The Orchids – I’ve got that feeling

The Sevens – Don’t you fret

The Cascades – I bet you won’t stay

The Chocolate Watch Band – I’m not like everybody else

Flo & Eddie – Days

Mo & Steve – Oh what a day it’s going to be

Cold Turkey – Nobody’s fool
 

 

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11 février 2016 4 11 /02 /février /2016 18:31

Gritty and sweet sounds from Chicago’s top-notch rhythm’n’blues label, featuring special guest Jean-Pierre Paul Poire.

Johnny Jones & The King Casuals – It’s gonna be good

Jackie Wilson – Didn’t I

The Artistics – Fading memories

Johnny Howard – The chase is on

Johnny Sayles – Good golly

Lavern Baker – Baby don’t you do it

Gene Chandler – Pit of loneliness

Barbara Acklin – Where would I go

John Parker – A big mistake

Ginji James – Love had to come to stay

Fred Hughes – Who you really are

The Chi-Lites – I found sunshine

Tyrone Davis – I keep coming back

The Soul Brothers – She put a hurting on me

Sugar Pie De Santo – The one who really loves you

Billy Jackson – The thrill will still be now

 

 

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4 février 2016 4 04 /02 /février /2016 17:31

 

Tribute to the great man, focusing on his pre-Blowfly years.

 

Clarence Reid – Part time lover

Bobby Marchan – Funny style

The Daydreams – Part of your love

J.P. Robinson – Only be true to me

Betty Wright – He’s bad, bad, bad

Dusty Springfield – Girls can’t do what the guys do

Charles Whitehead – Between the lines

Della Humphrey - Don’t make the good girls go bad

Clarence Reid – Heaven will welcome you

Clarence Reid – Masterpiece

James Knight & The Butlers – Baby please pretty please

Helene Smith – I am controlled by your love

Lyyn Williams – Don’t be surprised

Clarence Reid – I get my kicks

Vicki Anderson – Don’t throw your love in the garbage can

Benny Latimore – I’ll be good to you

Them Two – Am I a good man

Jimmy Bo Horne – If you want my love

 

 

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21 janvier 2016 4 21 /01 /janvier /2016 18:02

 

Tribute to the chameleon of New-York pop. Bubblegum and sunshine pop fans gather round !

Jimmy Curtiss – Psychedelic situation

Jimmy Curtiss – Laughing at the rain

The Hobbits – Break away
Jimmie Rodgers – Child of clay

The Hobbits – I’m just a young man

The Hobbits – Pretty young thing

The Hobbits – The journey

The Waterproof Tinkertoy – Groovy girl

The Hobbits – Let me make my own mistakes

New Hobbits – Growin’ old

Lost Souls – Artificial rose

Jimmy Curtiss – San Francisco do you remember me

Changing Colours – Da da da da

Trudy Desmond – To need another one

Jimmy Curtiss – Where can I hide

Floyd Westerman – Goin’ back

 

 

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