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INTERVAL – KID’S HITS! A Child’s Guide to Garage Music, pts. I & II|
Strictly for kids, Garageheads stay away! This series is meant to approach kids (such as my two grandsons) to sounds I hope they’ll dig better than the traditional kiddies’ tunes and introduce them to garage (in other words: to the best music there is!). What they’ll get is good fun, and some ass kickin’ movers (sorry for the language kids) you might classify loosely under the novelty tag. Actually tho’, the musical frame of this series has been slightly widened to include more genres like Ska, Twist, Surf, and even Bossa Nova, Cha Cha and Tango, with some Surfer Birds, Shortning breads and Gamma Goochies packed in. It must be my childish mind to make me love these sounds collected here since I had tried to suggest the series to some of my friends getting mostly a lukewarm feedback. Instead, it seems kids love to join in the singing and get good fun out of the oddities featured here. The best prove of appreciation comes from my 7yo grandson who picked the Italian version on the Martian tale as his fave sing-a-long tune asking his female coed if she knew “Il Surf del Marziano”… So never mind the Jenka, the Madison, the Hula and even La Bostella, and remember: This is for kids! (you might still send me your comments tho’…)
Kid’s Hits Vol. 1, CD1
1/ Alfred E. Neuman - It's A Gas - US, NY
2/ [unknown] - Surfin' Bird - US, ?
3/ Al Elias - King Kong - US, WV
4/ Aoutas, Les - Un jour a Tokyo - F
5/ Chakachas, Les - Twist Hula - BE
6/ Andre Bostel - La Bostella - F
7/ Desperados, Die – Sklavenkarawane - D
8/ Don Lurio - Il Surf Del Marziano - I
9/ Goosies, Die - Mini Minirock - D
10/ Lord Rockingham's XI - Meet the Monster - UK
11/ Quartetto Cetra - Lambret Twist - I
12/ Randy Atcher - Indian Rock - US, KY
13/ Aris San - Mish Mash - GR
14/ Bambulisten, Die – Bambule -D
15/ Big Daddy & Little Sisters - Daddy Frog - US, KY
16/ Bill Ramsey & Jay Five - Bossa Nova Baby - D
17/ Dorados / 5 Dorados - Der Tiger - CH
18/ Enrico Pianori - Armando Cacini - I
19/ Michele - Beduinen Karawane - D
20/ Guidone - Sha La La - I
21/ Ross McManus & Joe Loss Blue Beats - Patsy Girl - UK
22/ Lutz Jahoda - Kartäuser Knickebein – Shake - GDR
(incl booklet, labels, and links to some video-clip)
Kid’s Hits Vol. 1, CD2
1/ Viscounts - Shortnin' Bread - UK
2/ Latins - Habibi Twist - I
3/ Audy Kans & Wijarocs - Koula Koula - BE
4/ Milan / Word of Milan / Leather Boy - Santa's Doing the Twist - US, NY
5/ Barrittas, I - Gambale Twist - I
6/ Bobby Sitting & Twistin' Guys - Speedy Gonzales - BE
7/ Dilly Sisters, Las - Sometimes good guys don't wear white - MEX
8/ Hazy Osterwald Sextett - Kriminal-Tango - CH
9/ Gerard Madiata - Madison For You - BE
10/ Malu Reyes - Bule bule ye ye - MEX
11/ Desperados, Die - Umba umba assa - D
12/ Giganti, I - Lasciati baciare col letkiss - I
13/ Goosies, Die - Woole, Woole, Gänsjen - D
14/ Jan Rohde & Adventures - James Mainos - SW
15/ Jack Hammer - Crazy Twist - UK
16/ Emile Decotty & Luc Harvet - Le petit coolie Chinois - BE
17/ Sputniks, Los - Pan con mermelada - MEX
18/ Minorenni, I - Urrà corsaro nero - I
19/ Go-Go's - I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek - UK
20/ Freddy Sunder – Mustaphah - BE
21/ Rocio Durcal - La Reunion - ESP
22/ Freddy Sunder & Francis Bay Orchestra – Zumba - BE
Kid's Hits… again! Vol. 2
1/ Jan Rohde & Wild Ones - Hey little Children - SW
2/ Vanguards - Wooly Bully - DK
3/ Ali Babki - Jamaica Ska - PL
4/ Aris San & Group – Dirladada - GR
5/ Aurora de Andres - Cenicienta Pop - ESP
6/ Bill Ramsey - Casa Bamboo - D
7/ Bill Waters - Orang-ou-Tango - US, OH
8/ Marta Baizan - Caperucita Yé-Yé - ESP
9/ Carlo Cariola - Se Non Mi Dai Le Lire Per Il Cinema - I
10/ Jan Rohde & Wild Ones - The Land Of Jenka - SW
11/ Clem Sacco & Suoi Califfi - Chunga Twist - I
12/ Miguel Rios y los Impala - Coro de Cazadores - ESP / VEN
13/ Sea-Gulls - Safari Jenka - GR
14/ Gus Backus - Holiday in St.Tropez - D
15/ Contenders - Rise'n'shine - US, ?
16/ Daki & Atinea Orchestra - Bostella d'Oriente - GR
17/ Flames - The Bird (Surfin Bird) - US, WI
18/ Jeveliners, die / Javalins - Mr. Chang aus Chinatown - NL
19/ Twist Teens, Los - Mi carro (Bird dance beat) - MEX
20/ Jo Fedeli - Per dirti ciao - I
21/ Hugh Barrett & Victors - There Was Fungus Among Us - US, IL
22/ Kuldip - Esta Es Mi Chica - IND / ESP
23/ Mapia - Caro Professore - GR
24/ Locos del Ritmo, Los - Pan con Mantequilla - MEX
25/ Bounties, Die – Gregor - D
26/ Paul Chaplain & his Emeralds - Shortnin' Bread - US, MS
27/ Patrick Jaque - The Gamma Goochie - ESP
28/ Cherry Navarro y los Melodicos - Bailamos la Bostella - VEN
29/ Rocky Fellers - Ching A Ling Baby - PHIL / US, MI
30/ Richard y los Bambucos - La Gitana - ESP
31/ Playmates - Beep Beep - US, ? (see animated vid:
UC170a/b - Swedish Delights, pt. 3|
Back from vacation (in Turkey, highly enjoyable, try it!) here we go again with 40 non-compiled tunes from Sweden. Note that I avoided overlappings with the StoraPopBoxen-4CD set that appeared in the shops in these days so most of the sounds selected here should be new to your ears even if you’re an avid collector of Swedish Beat. Tracks are in chronological order, btw. Turn up the volume and enjoy!
1/ Panthers - Teen Scene
2/ Trixon - Move It Molly
3/ Jean Lundens (Orkester) - My long hair
4/ Jean Lundens (Orkester) - She Has Gone Away
5/ Mr. Crafton & Teddy Bears - Tallahassee Lassie
6/ Mr. Crafton & Teddy Bears - Hello Josephine
7/ Strangers - My Babe
8/ Gonks - Work Song
9/ Horanges - Sticks And Stones
10/ Horanges - I Know She'll Come Back
11/ Slam Creepers - Gotta Get The First Plane Home
12/ Gents - Walksong
13/ Secrets - If You Hear Me Knockin'
14/ Scarlet Ribbons - Pop Tie
15/ Keeners - Take Your Time
16/ Shakers - Hold On I'm Coming
17/ Hounds - Short Days Long Nights
18/ Hounds - The Gipsy Cried
19/ Robert Bridgemountain - You’ve got the wrong perfume
20/ Don Curtis - Men of Dakota
1/ Beat Incorporated - I Know A Secret
2/ Trappers - If You Lie
3/ Jan Rohde & Wild Ones - I Want You
4/ Sleepstones -My little Gal
5/ Yardleys - My Babe
6/ Caretakers - Baby Baby Baby
7/ Caretakers - Hey
8/ Hi-Balls - Look At Me
9/ Rogues - Woman
10/ Rogues - She's About A Mover
11/ Spotnicks - Casting my Spell
12/ Spotnicks - Fanny Mae
13/ Zeros Inc. - Unchain My Heart
14/ Paul Wather - Hej Joe
15/ Sooner Or Later - Harlem Shuffle
16/ Speaders - Juliet
17/ Speaders - Look out here comes tomorrow
18/ Steampacket - Trouble and Tea
19/ Steampacket - Bluebird
20/ Scoopes - No Time
Interval – Mod Party!|
Don’t let the picture (showing the famous ‘64 Briton clash between Mods and Rockers) get you on the wrong track. This ain’t a selection of British Mod faves but my pick of highly danceable tunes from (mostly) the US, for sure to file under the Soul-tag. I’ve never understood what’s the difference between Blue Eyed Soul, Northern Soul and Deep Soul, for me it’s simply the sounds I’d love to hear at a party. Over the top-productions with hilarious singing, heavy on the brass, inviting you to Move and do the Jerk, the Shing-a-ling, the Boogaloo, and le Monkiss. I’ve collected all these tracks randomly since years now not so much focusing on the rareness but just on that cool Mod approach. Remember this little blog started with UC001 – The Mod Syde, and here’s more. You’re invited to the Mod Party! All dudes driving a Vespa (like me) or a Lambretta will get free drinks! Put your hands on your hip, shake your legs, put your right foot in the air, put your left foot behind your right foot, let your backbone slip, and, mostly, maintain your cool and have fun!!!!!
Beat Wunderbar; Un-Lost Tommyknockers; R.i.P. #5|
After some extensive trips around the globe, here we are back again in Europe with another homage to my good friend and spiritual companion, The Lolly Pope. I’m 99% sure he would select (again, note the present tense!) the same forgotten combos featured here, not complaining about some Irish mates and Scotsmen in between the Brits. Same goes for the alphabetical order I guess as the Limey sound sticks it all together perfectly. Prepare for some rare gems I’ve fished from the net, together with some missing information on the fugitive artists (and nice pictures, too). Again, this set comes with a 14 pg booklet, all YouTubers and bloggers who generously share their treasures mentioned (thank you, partners). I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy another drive on the left side of the road!
1/ Barron Knights - She's the one - UK
2/ Pat Wayne & Beachcombers - Brand New Man - UK
3/ Bats - Accept It - EIRE
4/ Chad & Jeremy - Teenage Failure - UK
5/ Chords Five - Universal Vagrant - UK
6/ Classmates - Give Me A Girl - UK
7/ Clouds - Make no bones about it - SCT
8/ Cymerons - I'll be there - UK
9/ Cymerons - Everyday will change - UK
10/ Davey Sands & Essex - All the time - UK
11/ David & Embers - What is This - SCT
12/ Dean Ford & Gaylords - You know it too - SCT
13/ Dean Ford & Gaylords - He’s A Good Face - SCT
14/ Debonaires - A Love of our Own - EIRE
15/ Denny Mitchell & Soundsations - For Your Love - UK
16/ J. Frank Wilson & Cavaliers - Last Kiss - US, TX
17/ League Of Gentlemen - How Can You Tell - UK
18/ Legends - Nobody laughs anymore - UK
19/ Mods - Something On My Mind - UK
20/ NicolQuinn - Fàcil (Easy) - UK / MEX
21/ One & One - I'll give you lovin' - UK
22/ Peter Chris & Outcasts - The Right Girl for Me - UK
23/ Pineapple Truck - Blow Your Mind Away - UK
24/ Pineapple Truck - Whiskey Man - UK
25/ Roger Denison - I'm on an Island - UK
26/ Royal Showband Waterford - California Sun - EIRE
27/ Sages - In The Beginning - UK
28/ Sassenachs - All Over You - UK
29/ Tim Gentle & His Gentlemen - Someone's In The Kitchen With Diana - UK
30/ Tim Gentle & His Gentlemen - Without You - UK
31/ Tributes - You'll Always Be My Girl - UK
32/ Tributes – Summertime - UK
Interval – Getting High in India|
As far as I’m aware, apart from the original Simla Beat Contest-samplers there had never been other compilations focusing on Indian teen combos from the 60s. Recently though, Florian Pittner of the amazing hindustanib-music.blogspot proved that you can find never compiled 60s gems between Bollywood and temple music if you only dig deep enough. I understand he visits India on a regular basis searching for vinyl and sharing his findings at his blogsite. From the various genres, I selected the tunes that might be tagged “Beat”, “Pop” or “Psychedelia” adding a few more tracks I found at Bobby Mudgel’s Youtube channel and here you go with a set of 26. Compared to Pop sounds from other Far East Nations (say Thailand, or Cambodia) these tunes here are better accessible as Indians speak (and sing) quite perfectly English. Which does not mean there’s no mysteries or strangenesses to discover, once you’ve decided to abandon yourself to the Indian timewarp…
(Again, special thanks go out to Michael Zoot of the Garagtapes-blogspot who added even more tracks and did his best to fix the pops).
01/ The Mustangs – Escape (1968?)
02, 03/ The Cavaliers - Close To Me – Rickshaw (1967)
04, 05/ Raja Andrews & The Nawabs - Little Miss Muffet – The Vagabond (1967)
06, 07/ The Savages - Girl Next Door – Pain (1968)
08/ Madhu & The Professionals - I'll be Myself (19??)
09, 10/ The Cavaliers - Love is a Mango – unknown title (1967)
11, 12/ Arun Amin's Aspirations - The Yoga Way - Sitar Man (1967)
13/ Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus - Yogi, Please Help Me (1968)
14/ The Cavaliers - Toy Train (1968)
15, 16/ Arun Amin - Sunshine Friends - unknown title (19??)
17/ The Combustibles - Peace of mind (1971)
18, 19/ Arun Amin & Bonnie Remedios - Hippy Hindustan – Sunflower Girl (1969)
20, 21/ Calcutta-16 - Ballad Of The Purple Innovation – One Eyed Woman (1969)
22, 23/ The Savages- Old Turkey Buzzard - The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes (1972?)
24/ The Flintstones - Be Mine (1968)
25/ Usha Iyer & The Flintstones - The Trip (1969)
26/ The Missiles - You Are Fine (1969)
Intermezzo – Telstar!|
This is a long overdue ode to my all time hero Joe Meek. Back in last year’s November, Phil Milstein had collected 23 Telstars tunes for his fine blog "Probe is Turning-On the Peoeple" (http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe). I’ve added some more versions from my archive sending it all to my pal Michael Zoot from garagetapes.blogspot who dug up more rare Telstars from far away parts of the globe such as Nicaragua, Finland and Costa Rica making ít up to 31,5 stellar tracks. So buckle up, check ignition, and push the go-button! (and don’t send me any more versions, I won’t handle it!)
1/ Joe Meek - Telstar (demo) - UK
2/ Dave Adams - Telstar (demo) - UK
3/ Tornados – Telstar - UK
4/ Eagles – Telstar - UK
5/ Kenny Hollywood - Magic Star - UK
6/ Bud Ashton – Telstar - UK
7/ Ventures – Telstar - US, WA
8/ Music City Five – Telstar - US, TN?
9/ Al Casey – Telstar - US, CA
10/ Bobby Rydell – Telstar - US, PA
11/ Exotic Guitars – Telstar - US, CA
12/ Lively Ones - Telstar Surf - US, CA
13/ Margie Singleton - Magic Star (Tel-Star) - US, LA
14/ Spotnicks – Telstar - SWE
15/ Billy Vaughn – Telstar - US, KY
16/ Rene & Alligators – Telstar - NL
17/ Cees & his Skyliners - Rocking to Telstar - NL
18/ Zaras – Telstar - D
19/ Marjana Derzaj – Telstar - YU
20/ Tides – Telstar - US, TN?
21/ Double IV - Magic Star (Telstar) - US, NY?
22/ Challengers – Telstar - US, CA
23/ Conchords – Telstar - US, PA
24/ Satan & D-Men - Telstar II - CAN
25/ Andre Brasseur – Telstar - BE
26/ Camillo Felgen - Irgendwann erwacht ein neuer Tag - LUX
27/ Rufos, Los – Telstar – COSTA RICA
28/ Apollo 100 – Telstar - UK
29/ L'Ingegner Giovanni & Famiglia – Telstar - I
30/ Velvett Fogg - Telstar '69 - UK
31/ Laila Halme – Telstar - FIN
32/ Beats, Los-Telstar (incomplete) - NICARAGUA
UC169- US Garage Gems, Pt. 21|
This new set is to show that the treasure trove of not yet compiled garage tracks still is a bottomless well, to quote the Kan-Dells (although their tune here seems more a hymn to a nightclub of dubious reputation). As usual, I’ve picked some 60s sounds from the US that hopefully are new to your ears, starting with two innocent but nice Chuck Berry covers to some classic Brit-invasion tunes and some most hilarious frat sounds. Be warned though since the party might end in desperate tragic, as the last 4 tracks taken from a rare 33 rpm acetate prove. Enjoy nevertheless!
Pic: Dale Allen & the Rebel Rousers, later The Titans
1/ Five Tymes - Around And Around - US, MN
2/ Musicasters - Oh Carol - US, IL
3/ Flaming Embers - Gone Gone Gone - US, MI
4/ Contenders - I'll Show You How - US, IL
5/ Coon Elder w/ Sequents - Now You've Gone - US, TN?
6/ Dale Allen & Rebel Rousers - Hideaway - US, MN
7/ Eric & Vikings - Chinese Soul - US, PA
8/ Sultans - Don't You Just Know It - US, KY
9/ Treasures - Sweet Words Of Love - US, MN
10/ Mystics - Snoopy - US, FL
11/ Shifting Sands - I Can Tell - US, ?
12/ Whatsits / Whatzits - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - US, KY
13/ LCS & Bishops Four - It Doesn't Seem Fair - US, TX
14/ Bash - I’ll Do My Best And Fade Away - US, FL
15/ Neutrons - Sorrow At Sunset - US, IL?
16/ Kandells - It Is to Laugh - US, MN
17/ Kandells - Bottomless Well - US, MN
18/ Penny Saints - Don't Sell Your Mind - US, GA
19/ Penny Saints - Was It She - US, GA
20/ Children of Darkness - She's mine (alt. version) - US, OH
21/ Shouts - Can't Find No Soul - US, TN
22/ Ashes - Every little Prayer - US, CA
23/ Touch - With You - US, ?
24/ Waters - Day In And Out - US, KY
25/ Hi-Notes - Goodbye Baby - US, MD
26/ Sand - Dreamy Eyes - US, MO?
27/ Sand - Girl - US, MO?
28/ Sand - I’m Dying - US, MO?
29/ Sand - Sadness - US, MO?
Interval – Unknown Acetates (Mark II)|
This should be a joy for collectors, for sure it was a pain in the ass of the archivist*). Scratchy tunes from worn-out acetates, mostly from the US (I guess), with no clue on groups’ names and hardly an idea about song titles. I’m still wondering why the gems collected here didn’t make it to vinyl. Surprisingly, the overall audio quality ain’t that bad at all, and moreover, something like magic happened (to quote our DJ Bertha, don’t miss her!) as the mould and the dust clutched to the grooves sometimes give the nearly 50 years old artifacts a trippy, intensifying extra-kick (as on the instro track and on “My Girl Jill”). Not surprisingly the booklet to this comp doesn’t yield much of information. So here’s the challenge: I’ve added an "info-sheet" that can be returned after filling out some of the blank spaces. Any hint will be much appreciated, just don’t forget to state the source and your (nick)name. (I’ve put the original Youtube-links in the mp3-tags, but don’t expect to find much helpful information there). I will update the tracklist at this site every time a new list comes in. So don't mind the scratches and hiss, enjoy the show and help to shed some light in the darkest corner of the Garage! I promise I will pay full royalties once we know more about the artists and their exact addresses!
*) As too many tracks of the previous set had been compiled before, I’ve done a Mark II version featuring hopefully all unknown, unpublished tracks. Special thanks go out to my expert friend Michael Zoot at Garagetapes.blogspot for dividing known and unknown tracks / groups. I couldn’t have done it without him.
Intro by DJ Madame Hell
1/ [unknown] - [unknown] - ?
2/ [unknown] - [unknown] - ?
3/ [unknown] - Hey Girl - ?
4/ [unknown] – Whodat - US, ?
5/ [unknown] - [People tell me?] - US, ?
6/ [unknown] - I've Got The Will - ?
7/ [unknown] - [I feel very different today] - US, ?
8, 9/ [unknown] - I Need Your Love - My Girl Jill-US, NY?
10/ [unknown] - You Deceive - US, ?
11/ [unknown] - [unknown] - US,?
12/ [unknown] - New Love - US,?
13/ [unknown] - [unknown] - US, ?
14/ Olives - Wha'Cha Gonna Do - US, TN? (identified by .?.)
15/ [unknown] - Listen To My Eyes - ?
16/ [unknown] - Honest I do - ?
17/ [unknown] - Hurtin' - US, ?
18 [unknown] - Gin House Blues (Me and My Gin) - US, ?
19/ [unknown] - Things have changed - ?
20/ [unknown] - Try And Get Some Sleep - US, ?
21/ [unknown] - [I lied] - US, ?
22/ [unknown] - Just Holding On - US, ?
23, 24/ [unknown] - Oh Me Oh My Why Me - Good Time Charlie - US, ?
25/ [unknown] - It's Alright - US, ?
26/ [unknown] - Lost Love, pt. Two - US, ?
27/ [unknown] - Help Me - US, FL?
28/ [unknown] – Suzzette - ?
Outro by DJ Madame Hell
bonus-track: [unknown] - Rapunzel - ? (thanks to HarvestmanMan of the G45 forum!)
Track-sources: see mp3 tags – Compiled April 2nd, 2014
Updated Info-sheet_14 apr 2014
UC168 - The Greeks Beat Back, Pt. 4|
Who would have thought we’d spend some more time in Greece? I have to thank my namesake Michael from garagetapes.blogspot who sent me what must be his complete archive of Greek 60s bands. (Asking him which tunes he’d suggest for this new installment he told me he’d never listen to Greek bands!). With his daily (and nightly) mails of encouragement and suggestions and his good humor (translations and transcriptions a part) he successfully helped me to endure what’s a rough time for me. So this new installment is a proof of good friendship for all of you to share. After part 3, I was afraid to do a new Greek compilation would end up like scraping the bottom of the barrel, but I hope you’ll agree that the result actually has become another interesting example of that unique approach of the Greek beat-combos, to my ears closer to Jamaica, Latin America, Africa, Turkey and also France than to England and the USA. Enjoy!
pic: Baronetti (apparently not the eponymous band from Italy / Sardinia)
1/ Flayers - Ena trello seik (One Crazy Shake)
2/ Greeks - Lena
3/ Sky Rockets - Can't ask no more
4/ Blue Rocks - Mia stigmi (Just a moment)
5/ Strangers - Telos (The End)
6/ Loubogg - Somebody loses
7/ Polizzi Brothers (I) - Valte mou dio garoufalies (Plant Two Rose Bushes) (on my Grave)
8/ Fevers - Irthes esu (You Came)
9/ Greeks - Mpalanta enos mikrou (Ballad Of A Boy)
10/ Hooks - Esy (You)
11/ Olympians - Elpides (Hopes)
12/ Persons - Mono mia fora (Just Once)
13/ Rebeloi - I poli (The Town)
14/ Tony Pinelli & Storks (I / GR) -Se thelo (I Want You)
15/ Flayers - Skasiarheio (Truancy)
16/ Baronetti & Harris Papadatos - Ematha pos rotises gia mena (I Heard That You Asked About Me)
17/ Blue Birds - She looks good to me
18/ Blue Birds - The Last Human Being
19/ Loubogg - I Need You
20/ Diamonds w/ Kostas Paulidis - Fyge agapimeni (Go away my love)
21/ Vorreioi (Northeners) - Irthes Efiges (You came, you left)
22/ Demis Lucas Jr. - Koritsi pou trexeis (Girl, where are you running to)
23/ Persons - Young Girl
UC167 - The Greeks Beat Back -Vol 3|
If you still think The Greek 60s scene was mostly Jenka and half-assed cover versions then you should hit the download-button right now! I love the Greek Beat combos as they had a pretty unique sound, less aping the English or American RnB-bands than in other parts of the Mediterranean, more Zombies than Yardbirds, as someone said before (me myself, in the notes to pts. 1 and 2 of this series).
Except one, I don’t think any of these tunes here have been compiled before. I found most of the tracks on several Youtube-channels, specially by Alexandros Leodak (http://www.youtube.com/user/1983hippys), Nik Pat (http://www.youtube.com/user/nick270760) , modzm391( http://www.youtube.com/user/modzm391), Sarrios 29 (http://www.youtube.com/user/SARROS29) , aris60&70 (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7uHjPkOu8bMigKQaH2NlA),and 7707George (http://www.youtube.com/user/7707george), thank you guys. A huge thank you goes out to my pal Michael Zoot of the precious http://garagetapes.blogspot.it/ who did an essential job by sending me fotos and rips for better audio-quality and by transcribing and translating group-names and song-titles giving me some interesting additional information (see separate file attached). He also pointed out that the last track on this set (Red Rose The Group) was actually Skip Battin & Group from the US so the only connection to Greek might be the (Turkish) record label. Anyway, as Skip’s raga-raveup nicely links to tracks #18 and 23, I decided to break the rule hoping you’ll dig this new visit to Greece as much as I do.
Pic: The Zoo at The Whiskey a Go Go, Athens.
1/ Vikings - Teenager Music, pt. Two
2/ Isadoras (CYPRUS) - Sixteen Tons
3/ Harlems - Unchain my Heart (movie-soundtrack)
4/ Gino & Galaxies - Snap Snap Snap
5/ Playboys - Do I Love You
6/ Stylistes - Please Come Back
7/ Gino & Galaxies - Cleopatra In Blue Jeans
8/ Playboys - I'll shake the earth
9/ Flayers - To Parti (The Party)
10/ Monks - Poios kserei (Who Knows)
11/ Diamonds w/ Kostas Paulidis - Orgi (Anger)
12/ Sotos & Vorioi (Northeners) - To Tzini (Armando Cacini)
13/ Greeks - Ballad of a Boy
14/ Skiouroi (Squirrels)- Den me noiazei ki an den magapas (I don’t care if you don’t love me)
15/ Blue Birds – Way to Heaven
16/ Taki Varitimo - Simfora (The Tragedy)
17/ Blue Birds - True Love that's a Wonder
18/ Sounds w/ Takis Antioniadis - Menousis
19/ Blue Birds - Waiting
20/ Knacks - You Can Go
21/ Sounds w/ Takis Antioniadis - Otan m’agapas (When you love me)
22/ Stars - Pes mas arhige (Tell Us Chief)
23/ George Loukas - Paei To Kalokairi (Gone is the Summer)
24/ Loubogg - See what I Mean
25/ Magics - Agapi mou Glykeia (My Sweet Love)
26/ Skiouroi (Squirrels) - Alitheia (Truth)
27/ Riddles - I tell you a story of my life
28/ Red Rose The Group (Skip Battin & Group) (US, OH) -Night Time Girl
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