eyeGeNeYe presents: Dance Crazes 2


I told you you should have handcuffed me and put me in a straight jacket, but now it’s too late: I used the list of 600+ dance crazes (as published in the booklet of Vol.1), and here we are with 93 excellent tunes more, mostly uncompiled ditties (except 12 tracks from my own archive you might be familiar with but sure will love to hear once again). Just like Vol. 1 , I focused on the lesser known versions done by lesser known artist (except stars of Dance Craze like Chubby Checker and the Kingsmen). What I learned to love about Dance Craze fad  is three things: First, it tags both as Garage and as Soul, being neither one nor the other genre; second it mixes black and white (artists), and third, it showcasts both male and female voices the same, which is quite a rare thing in music ain’t that so? And lastly it’s the rough sloppyness of the production (recalling Garage 45s in frat sound), always over the top but with a (maybe stupid) IDEA and played by combos that are sharp and tight.  At any rate, I hope each track I selected will make you jump up from your barstool, grab your partner and let me see you shake a tail feather Baby!
PS: I left out the Twist and the Hully Gully since there are special sets / series in my own collection (search this site). I also left out instro tracks.
PPS: Dance Crazes Vol. 3 is work in progress…

CD#1
aa01/ The Nutty Dancing Instructors - Billy Joe & Checkmates  - US, CA? - (66)
aa02/ Aba Daba Do Dance - Tradewinds -  US, DE  (64)
aa03/ Do The Batman - Gate Wesley & Band – US, ? (66) 
aa04/ Do the Bird - Vernons Girls – UK (63)
aa05/ The Boston Monkey - Manhattans – US, NJ  (65)
aa06/ Bristol Stomp - Frankie & Fashions – US, PA (nd)
aa07/ Bristol Stomp - Len Barry – US, PA (65)
aa08/ Camel Walk - Bennie Gordon & Soul Brothers – US, NY (64)
aa09/ Chicken Back – Argoes – US, ? (nd)
aa10/ The Chicken Back - Crazy Rockers-  NL (65)
aa11/ Ching Ching Wong - Bernie Turner & Amorettes – US, ? (63)
aa12/ The Cool Shake - Del Vikings -  US, PA (57)
aa13/ Cu Ma La Be-Stay - Chubby Checker- US, PA (65)
aa14/ The Doo Lang - Andrea Carroll – US, OH (64)
aa15/ The Duck - Jackie Lee – US, CA (65)
aa16/ Fishin’ Pole - Mighty Hannibal – US, GA (65)
aa17/ Giorgia Slop – "Big" Al Downing – US, OK (64)
aa18/ Harlem Shuffle - Fabulous Pack -   US, MI (67)
aa19/ Do the Hog - Warner Brothers -  US, IL (64)
aa20/ Don't Loose Your Hucklebuck Shoes - Royal Showband Waterford – EIRE (64)
aa21/ Humphrey Stomp - Earl Harrison – US, ? (66)
aa22/ (Do The) Jack-Knife - Frantics - US, GA – (66)
aa23/ The Krunch – Kingsmen – US, OR (66)
aa24/ The Mess Around - Bobby Freeman – US, CA (61)
aa25/ Do the Monkey - Beverly Ann Gibson – US, ? (63)
aa26/ Doin'the Mule - Billy Bland – US, NC (63)
aa27/ Oobie Doobie - June Dyer –ZA (61)
aa28/ Let's Do The Pretzel - Dellwoods -  US, NY – (62)
aa29/ Shimmy Shimmy - Orlons –US, PA  (64)
aa30/ Shing-a -Ling – Cooperettes –US, PA  (67)
aa31/ The Slosh - Bernadette -  US, FL (62)

CD#2
bb01/ The 81- Candy & Kisses – US, NY (64)
bb02/ The Adler Sock - Denims - US, NY (66) 
bb03/ The Beatle Bounce - Bobby Comstock & Counts – US, NY (64)
bb04/ Boss Walk (part 1)- Perails – US, LA (63)
bb05/ Bristol Stomp – Dovells – US, PA (62)
bb06/ Bristol Stomp - ShallowsJ. R. & Attractions- US, ? (65)
bb07/ Do The Bug – Shallows – US. NY (62)
bb08/ Camel Walk – Ikettes - US, MO (64)
bb09/ The Chicken Back - Mavericks – US, ? (62)
bb10/ Chicken Back - Bobby Comstock & Counts – US, NY (63)
bb11/ The Cinnamon Cinder - Pastel Six – US, CA (63)
bb12/ The Crumble - Diamonds feat. Dave Somerville – CAN (60)
bb13/ Do The Del Viking (Part. 1) - Patrice Holloway -  US, CA (63)
bb14/ Do the Duck - Skunks – US, WI (67)
bb15/ Do the Fish - Bobby Rydell - US, PA – (63)
bb16/ Doin' The Flake - Gary Lewis & Playboys – US, CA (65)
bb17/ The Glide - Annette Funicello - US, CA (91)
bb18/ Harlem Shuffle - Jackie Lee – US, CA (66)
bb19/ The Hokey Pokey - Johnny Chester & Chessmen– OZ (61)
bb20/ The Hucklebuck - Chicks – NZ (65)
bb21/ The Hunch - Pete & Ernie – US, ? (62)
bb22/ Karate Monkey - Chubby Checker – US, PA (66)
bb23/ Manhattan Stomp - Manhattans – US, NJ (65)
bb24/ Mickey's Monkey – Fantasies – US, TN (63)
bb25/ Do The Monkey - James Ray - US, DC (63)
bb26/ The Munch - Aladdins - - US, IL (63)
bb27/ Do The Philly Dog, Baby - Olympics – US, CA (66)
bb28/ Shake - British Walkers  - US, DC (67) – dd
bb29/ (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy - Bobby Freeman – UK (60)
bb30/ Shing-A-Ling - Bean Brothers – US, ? (67)
bb31/ Shake a Tail Feather - Five by Five -  US, AR (67)

CD#3
cc01/ Do The 45 - Sharpees – US, MO (65)
cc02/ Agent 007 Dance - Buddy Wayne – US, CA (65)
cc03/ The Big T – Jesters – US, NY (62)
cc04/ Boston Monkey - Billy Butler – US, IL (66)
cc05/ Bristol Stomp - Chubby Checker – US, PA (nd)
cc06/  The Bug - Jerry Dallman & Knightcaps - US, DC (58) –
cc07/ Let's Do That Camel Walk - Kenny Hamber – US, MA (nd)
cc08/ Chicken Back Part 1 - Gay Jays – US, ? (62)
cc09/ The Chicken Scratch - Gerald Nelson – US, ? (62)
cc10/ Do the Clam – Elvis Presley – US, TN (65)
cc11/ The Climb – Kingsmen – US, OR (65)
cc12/ The Crusher - Novas - - US, MN (64)
cc13/ Do it! - Mark Valentino – US, PA – (62)
cc14/ Shout and Do the Duck - Larry Hale - - US, NY (66)
cc15/ Gonna Do the Fish - Frank Cherval – US, ? (62)
cc16/ The Fly - Chubby Checker – US, PA (61)
cc17/ Do the Gorilla - Shroyer Bros. & Esquires – US, ? (nd)
cc18/ Hip Monkey - Nite Owls - US, ? (nd)
cc19/ The Hoochi Coochi Coo - Fames - US, ? (nd)
cc20/ The Hucklebuck - Jim Lowe – US, MO (57)
cc21/ Ballin' the Jack - Annette Funicello - US, CA (61)
cc22/ Do the Mashed Potato - Dany & Juniors – US, PA (62)
cc23/ Mickey's Monkey - Lou Christie – US, PA (71)
cc24/ Everybody Monkey - Freddy Cannon – US, MA (63)
cc25/ Do The Mustang - Alexander & Greats - US, TX
cc26/ Pistol Stomp - John Zacherle – US, CA (62)
cc27/ Record Hop - Tielman Brothers – NL  (59)
cc28/ Shake - Pete Klint Quintett – US, IA (67)
cc29/ Shing A Ling Time - Liberty Belles – US, NY (67)
cc30/ The Sit Down Dance - Lords Of London -  - US, CO
cc31/ Twist, Twist Senora  - Gary US Bonds - US, VA (62)

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eYeGeNeYe presents: Dance Crazes


I guess the best thing to do is put your dancing shoes on, get yourself some cocktails (no beer allowed!), and go down with it! 84 specially chosen dance craze tunes are another excellent example of the innocence and fun in the (early) 60s. You just had to pick whatever happens, a car tire, a lamppost or a boomerang, and it’s gonna be a groovy "Do the Boomerang" tune. What more fun do you want from life? But, on the other hand it was a bitter serious affair, as everybody wanted to launch a world wide hit like Chubby Checker and Little Eva did, so no slouches here, and no fillers! Maybe we can add some handclapping and wild girly choruses. My set comes in alphabetic order of the Dances, I’ve thrown some better know blasters in but mostly concentrated on the little known Meisterstücks. In the booklet attached, I’ve printed out some of the dance instructions that often were shown on the back cover of the records and a list of more than 600 Dance Crazes of the 60s. So tie my hands, I’m tempted to digit those dance titles for a further search. But for now, I hope you’re ready to learn and listen to some gorgeous, wacky, genius dance craze rockers! Do the Kangaroo! (You’re lookin’ good!)


CD#1
01/ Dutones - The Bird - US, ?
02/ Hasil Adkins - Chicken Walk - US, WV
03/ Amanda Humphrey - Dagwood - US, ?
04/ Etons - The Frug - I
05/ Kingsmen - The Gamma Goochee - US, OR
06/ Spinners - Heebie Jeebie's - US, MI
07/ Vibrations - The new Hully Gully - US, CA
08/ Larks - The Jerk - US, CA
09/ Emperors - Karate - US, PA
10/ Ventures - Loco-Motion - US, WA
11/ Ray Bryant Combo - It's Madison Time, pt., One - US, PA
12/ Ronettes - Mashed Potato - US, NY
13/ O.V. Wright - Monkey Dog - US, TN
14/ Guitar Crusher - The Monkey - US, NC
15/ Monker's, Les - Y'a que toi Monkiss - F
16/ Matt Lucas - Ooby Dooby - US, TN
17/ Don Julian & Meadowlarks - Pop-Eye (With A Touch Of The Twist) - US, CA
18/ Gene & Wendell & Sweetharts - The Roach - US, CA
19/ Merv Benton - Shimmy Shimmy - OZ
20/ Sherrys - Slop Time - US, PA
21/ Lateers - The Smock - US, PA
22/ Warren Smith - Umbangi Stomp - US, MS
23/ Chubby Checker - The Stroll - US, PA
24/ Larry Bright - Do the Thing -
25/ Hank Ballard & Midnighters - The Twist - US, MI
26/ Earls - Let's Waddle - US, NY
27/ Pharaohs - Watusi - US, CA
28/ Willies - The Willy - US, ?

CD#2
01/ Olympics - The Bounce - US, CA
02/ Hank Ballard & Midnighters - The Coffee Grind - US, MI
03/ Lateers - Dance Party - US, PA
04/ Gamma Goochie - Gamma Goochie - US, CA
05/ Chanteurs - The Grizzly Beat - US, IL
06/ Royal Showband Waterford - The Hucklebuck - EIRE
07/ Metallics - Itchy Twitchy Too - US, CA
08/ Vibrations - Junkernoo - US, CA
09/ Yukari Ito - The Loco-Motion - JP
10/ Jammers - Doin' the Look - US, ?
11/ Billy Bridge - Madison - F
12/ Carl Holmes & Commanders - Mashed Potatoes - US, PA
13/ King Pins - Monkey One More Time - US, ?
14/ Gilberts - Monkiss (Rum Dung Yum Yum Fun) - D?
15/ Gottamou, & Nino Ferrer - Monkiss Est Arrivé - F
16/ Chubby Checker - Pony Time  - US, PA
17/ Mark Valentino - The Push and Kick - US, PA
18/ Renegades - Do the Shake - UK / ISR
19/ Olympics - Do the Slauson Shuffle - US, CA
20/ Eddie & Crazy Jets - Come On Let's Slop - NL
21/ Del-Mars  - Snacky Poo , pt. 2 - US, TN
22/ Sherrys - Let's Stomp again - US, PA
23/ Ray Anthony & Swingin‘ Swimmers - Let's all do the Swim - US, PA
24/ Little Eva - Let's Turkey Trot - US, NC
25/ Daylighters - Oh Mom (Teach Me How to the Uncle Willie - US, AL
26/ Brenda & Tabulations - The Wash - US, PA
27/ Vibrations - Watusi - US, CA
28/ Matadors - Wobble Wobble - US, CA

CD#3
01/ Bob Landers & Willie Joe & his Unitar - Cherokee Dance - US, ?
02/ Duvals - Cotton - US, IL
03/ Fenways - The Fight - US, PA
04/ Patrick Jaque - The Gamma Goochie - ESP
05/ Jewels - The Hash - US, OH
06/ Britta Martell - Hully Gully - D
07/ Capitols - Cool Jerk - US, IL
08/ Jimmy McHugh - Do the Kangaroo - US, ?
09/ Dee Dee Sharp - The Loco-Motion - US, PA
10/ Gerard Madiata - Madison for you - BE
11/ Malika - Mashed Potatoe Time - F
12/ Persians - At the Party (Let's Monkey again) - US, ?
13/ Sherrys - Monk Monk Monkey - US,PA
14/ Ingoes - Viens Danser Le Monkiss - UK
15/ Shirley Ellis - The Nitty Gritty - US, NY
16/ Huey Smith - Pop-Eye - US,LA
17/ Joey Welz - Hey Rattlesnake - US, MA
18/ George Fleming - The Shake - US, TX
19/ Buddy Guy - Slop around - US, IL
20/ Shorty Miller & Raylads - Shepard's Slop - NL
21/ Bobby Taylor w/ Charlie & Jives - Ubangi Stomp - US, TX
22/ Barry Darvell - Jeronimo Stomp - US, VA
23/ Casinos - The Swim - US, OH
24/ Stacy Lane - African Twist - US, ?
25/ Turbans - The Wadda-Do - US, PA
26/ Profiles - Watussi Wobble - US, ?
27/ Buttons - Shimmy Shimmy Watussi - US, TN
28/ Hank Ballard - Do it Zulu Style - US, MI

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UC330 - 60s (mostly) Uncomped - Hebraic Highs


Who would have thought? As far as I’m aware, the only compilation on Israel in the 60s is the (quite boring) CD "Beat Music Festival" by the Hed-Aryi label, so this set takes a quite unique stand.
Beyond the Wailing Wall in the 60s, there were not many night clubs and recording studios for Pop music, nor was there a vast offer of modern (Western) instruments and amplifiers. Even though the import of Western Pop music elements had happened some years before, when Eastern folk first time was mixed with RnR. But first you had to electrify your Bouzouki and play concerts with one mike to sing and one more in front of the guitar. But there were a few courageous combos who delivered some fine tunes. Have in mind that at a time when Jimmy Hendrix stunned the Western world, in Israel they still dabbled with Woolly Bully. Our 6’30” introduction tune presents the star of this set (you see him on the cover) who came from Greece, settled in Israel, played concerts for Moshe Dayin and Ben Gurion, was suspected of being a spy, flew to NYC where he opened a night club soon frequented by Frank Sinatra and Anthony Quinn, got a cocaine habit so his club was raided by the FBI and he got a 2 year jail sentences, and in the bitter end finally died under “suspicious circumstances” in Romenia. (just to help you to get in the right mood, that is. Many Israeli groups and artists had to go abroad to cut a record (USA, UK, Austria, Germany, Greece ) (although the Sing Sings were Brit boys who tried their luck in Israel), and In the middle of my mix there’s various samples of the rare and uncomped recordings. Our Heraic set ends with a song by a troupe dressed up in military uniforms (seems they sing against he war, tho). You will hear. Huge thanks for most of the tracks go out to youtube channel yt דודי פטימר , and to dudipedia.wordpress.com info (in Hebrew!) and pics. Translations of song titles might be courtesy of Google Translator. Yé Yé and Falafel!

01/ Aris San - Dam Dam - GR / ISR
02/ Bezalel & Echoes - Oh little Girl - ISR
03/ Bezalel & Sabras - Israel Boogie - ISR
04/ Sonny Bells - I can tell - ISR
05/ Sonny Bells - Wooly Bully - ISR
06/ Bezalel & Sabras - Move it - ISR
07/ Bezalel & Sabras - Please don't tease - ISR
08/ Bezalel & Sabras - Dynamite - ISR
09/ Princes Of Israel - When You Know - ISR
10/ Sing Sing Four - Someone Like You - UK / ISR
11/ Sing Sing Four - The Fool that fell - UK / ISR
12/ Sing Sing Four - Yeh Yeh Halev - UK / ISR
13/ Sing Sing Four - Venus - UK / ISR
14/ Bezalel & Sabras - Estemen - ISR
15/ Bezalel & Sabras - Falafel - ISR
16/ Band of Princes - When you know - ISR
17/ Tzipi Shavit & Lions - Dror Yikra - ISR
18/ Rebel Troupe - The Morning of the Month - ISR
19/ Lions of Judah - Crazy about your curls - ISR
20/ Lions of Judah - The Valley Song - ISR
21/ David Ifra & Yardi Hatzer (Yard Boys) - Midnight Hour (live) - ISR
22/ Metronomes - Kaleidoscope - ISR
23/ Danny Ben Israel  & Ray Christoph's New Sound - Happy Birthday Rock'n'Roll - AUS/ ISR
24/ Spiders - Pass away the days - ISR
25/ Central Command Band - Guardian of the walls - ISR

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UC329 – US Garage Gems, Vol. 52


Back again with more US Garage gems after our last set that was posted not even 2 month ago. Which means, the river of uncompiled nuggets might be a creek now but is still running. Again, you’ll meet all unknown / forgotten / underrated bands and artists (except Steve Alaimo, and Bobby Comstock, RiP), and you’ll also hear a few unreleased acetates, and audio clips from TV shows. This set features 3 groups of the same moniker (Escorts, Continentals, Hi-Boys), thought they’re all different combos. As usual, we start in the pre-Beat era of the early 60s with some tunes I file under “Garage”, and we stop our expedition in 1968, so the all over sound is quite rough and a-kickin’, no lame tear teasers and folk ballads here. Finally we have to thank all you tubers listed in the booklet who generously decided to share their treasures, especially some 60s Beat aficionados as Jane DeNeefe, Scott Johnson, Justin C, downstate sounds, Linda Lee, and lexingtunes (Shawn Chambers of the lexingtunes site has written a good book on “The Vinyl Years of Central Kentucky"), For the rest, I’m still wondering if The Bifocals you see on the cover are all wearing the same black rimmed spectacles, or is it some window pane joke glasses. I’m afraid, we will never know…

01/ Continentals - Thunderbird (on TV) - US, NY
02/ Steve Alaimo & Redcoats - Blue Fire - US, FL
03/ Continentals - Troubles and Heartache - US, AL
04/ Jack Scalese & Escorts - Make love to me - US, CA
05/ Four-Evers - (Say I Love You) Doo Bee Dum - US, NY
06/ Mark Valentino - Jivin' At The Drive - In - US, PA
07/ Bifocals - If - US, NY
08/ Bobby Comstock - Right Hand Man - US, NY
09/ Bobby Comstock & Counts - Shotgun Sally - US, NY
10/ Shattertones w/ Huey Landry - Hi Ho Silver  -  Papa ohh ma ma (live on TV) - US, IL
11/ Panics - I don't kno^^w why - US, TX
12/ Hi-Boys (Combo) - Some Man (Other than me) - US, AL
13/ Escorts - Gloria (live) - US, VA
14/ Escorts - Treat Her Right (live) - US, VA
15/ Sharades - Wild About Your Lovin' - US. PA
16/ Sharades - It's groovy Day - US. PA
17/ Sir Arthur & Company - Next Time - US, KY
18/ Sir Arthur & Company - She's still on my mind - US, KY
19/ Johnny McCullough & Four Seasons - '55 Chevy - US, ?
20/ Lord Charles & Prophets - Mojo Hand - US, CA
21/ Other Side - Come See About Me - US, FL
22/ Hi-Boys - Girl's In The Groove - US, PA?
23/ Changing Times - Free As The Wind - US, NY
24/ Golden Tones - I Watched - US, PA
25/ Strange Brew - Union Man - US, ?
26/ Raghoos - Mrs. Tree - US, NY
27/ King Biscuit Entertainers - King Biscuit Entertainers  -  Priscilla Brown - US, WA
28/ Baroque Monthly - I'll Be Lonely - US, OH

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eYeGeNeYe presents: Sophisticated Savage, parts 6 & 7


I hope you’ll enjoy some more sophisticated savage tunes from mostly forgotten or unknown artists, ranging from 1957 to 1968, all in alphabetical order, all in glorious frat sound, all kicking ass, and all with a special twist that takes its inspiration from various genres such as RnR, Soul, Doo Wop, even Gospel and C&W without ever been pure RnR, Soul, Doo Wop, Gospel and C&W. A glance at the tracklist will make you image what’s served: King Kong meets Cleopatra, and Humpty Dumpty meets Popeye. All soaked with fat brass, pumping organ, squeaky girly choruses, bashing drums, tight bass lines and some fuzz guitar. What more do you want from life?  Get down with it!

part 6:
01/ Al Reed - 99 44/100 Pure Love – US, LA- (68)
02/Alan Pearson & Five Grand Band - Work, Work, Work – US, MI – (65)
03/ Andy Rose - A Wondrous Place – US, NY – (60)
04/ Angelos - Bad Motorcycle – US - (64)
05/ Arthur Alexander - Baby Baby – US, AL – (63)
06/ Arthur Alexander - Pretty Girls Everywhere - US, AL – (63)
07/ Ascots - She did – US – (62)
08/ Aubrey Twins - Poor Boy – US, LA – (67)
09/ Bettye Smith - Much Too Much – US, FL – (61)
10/ Billy Carron – Unemployed – US, NY? – (59)
11/ Bobby D & Trinidads - Don't You Just Know It - US, NY? – (63)
12/ Buttons - Foot Stompin' U.S.A. -  US, TN – (63)
13/ Buttons - Popeye Does The Mashed Potatoes – US, TN – (63)
14/ Charles Trent - Ole Man Mose - US - (60)
15/ Chavis Brothers - Humpty Dumpty – US, NC – (65)
16/ Cliff Johnson - Go away Hound Dog – US – (57)
17/ Combo Kings - Do the slow fizz - US, PA – (66)
18/ Dave Dudley - Last Day In The Mines - US, WI - (63)
19/ Deb Hyer One Man Band - Don't Take Too Long – US – (69)
20/ Delcos- Arabia – US, IN – (62)
21/ Devotions - Zindy Lou – US, NY – (64)
22/ Eddy & Bo Ming - Sally Jane – US – (nd)
23/ Erma Franklin - Don't Wait Too Long – US, MI – (62)
24/ Fables - Cleopatra 30 B. C – US – (62)
25/ Freddie Tieken & Rockers - Bit By A Bug - US, IL - (65)
26/ Gary U S Bond - King Kong's Monkey –US, VA – (64)
27/ Hudson Valley Boys - Stop! I Like It - US, NY – (59)
28/ Jack Scalese & Escorts  - Lucky Man – US, CA – (62)
29/ Jay Bee & Mighty Sensations - Anybody Here – US, GA? – (nd)

part 7:
01/ Jackie & Ciclones - 20 Millas – ARG - (nd)
02/ Jimmy McCracklin - The Wobble – US, MO – (59)
03/ Jo Ann Campbell - I changed my mind Jack - US, NY - (62)
04/ Jocelyne Pascal – Docteur  – CAN – (66)
05/ Jocko - A little bit of everything – US, MD – (61)
06/ Johnny Talbot - Whatcha Wanna Do – US, CA – (64)
07/ Laverne Baker - Bumble Bee – US, IL – (60)
08/ Leola & Lovejoys - He ain't no Angel – US, CA – (63)
09/ Lester Young & California Playboys - Wobble Time - US – (62)
10/ Little Alice - So What If I Can't Cook – US, CA – (62)
11/ Little Ike - She can rock  - US – (59)
12/ Mad Lads - Hey Man  - US – (62)
13/ Magistrates - After The Fox - US - (68)
14/ Mal Flewellen - My Babe - ? – (nd) - (62)
15/ Mark Valentino - Do It! - US, PA - (62)
16/ Richie Marsh & Hoodwinks - Baby Baby Baby – US, CA – (61)
17/ Ross Bagdasarian - Come on a my house – US, CA – (65)
18/ Searchers  - Wow Wow Baby – US – (58)
19/ Shirley Ward & Rockets - Dr. Ben K.C. - US, PA –(64)
20/ Sprouts - Teen Billy Baby - US – (57)
21/ Tokens - Big boat – US, NY – (62)
22/ Vernon Harrel - Slick Chick – US, NY – (63)
23/ Victorians - Monkey Stroll- US, CA – (63)
24/ Vin Cardinal & Queens - Children go where I send you –JAM/ SW - (66)
25/ Vondells - Hey Girl How You've You Changed – US, MD – (68?)
26/ Wanderers  - Shadrach Meschack and Abednego – US – (59)
27/Warner Bros. Combo - Mairzy Doats – US, IL – (63)
28/ Winfield Parker - Rockin' In The Barnyard – US, MD – (nd)
29/ Wild Child Gipson & Freddie Tieken & Rockers - Uncle-John - US, IL - (58)

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U328 a/b – Scraping the Beer-Beat-Barrel. Teil 12


Who had thought that no longer than 2 weeks after our last scraping tour, here we are back again with Teil 12, and it’s even a double pack! When I found Herbert Jentsch’s youtube channel I knew I had hit a gold mine! Big time! 52 uncomped, unheard and until now unappreciated little gems from the German (Swiss, Austrian, and GDR) underground, or, mostly, from the Beat stand of the Schlager market. In one month time, Herbert has posted about 2,000 tracks (!) and he told me it was his third attempt after youtube closed his channel twice. That’s what I call tenacious!  So prepare for the Polka, The Jenka and the Hokey Pokey and pat the back of  many more or less infamous Schlager stars you wouldn’t expectto board the beat train at least once in their career. Actually, I should have named this compilation “Scraping the Schlager Beat Beer Barrel” since that’s where the bulk of the tracks I collected come from. Stars of our set are Die Nordwinds (with my long time favorites "Arme kleine Sheila" and "Heisser Sand") and The Rebel Guys with 3 uncomped beauties.  I have translated some lines of the lyrics for all my non-German speaking friends, so they get an idea of what the songs are about. 

Thanks go out to Uwe Dietrich and Dieter Driese who run the fabulous fb forum “Sie nannten es Deutscher Beat” and to Herbert Jentsch, who all must be a leading connoisseur of the German Beat scene, and I’m sure the diggin’ will go on down….

CD#1
01/ Klub Indiana - Winnetou Polka
02/ Sherries, Die - Lup di Lu
03/ Pichi - Mary Brown aus Tennessee – (CH)
04/ Pichi - OK, let's go – (CH)
05/ Tommy Kent - Mimi möchte tanzen
06/ Igor & Jenny Jenkkas - Jenkka Doodle
07/ Igor & Jenny Jenkkas - Jenny Jenkka
08/ Amigos, die - Sie liebt dich – (GDR)
09/ Frank - Black River
10/ Horst Wiegand - Ein Fremder kam vorbei
11/ Rebel Gyus - Hokey-Pokey
12/ Rebel Gyus - Let's get together
13/ Rebel Gyus - So la la
14/ Nico & Mustangs - Das Glück und die Liebe
15/ Gloomy Moon Singers  - Du hast mir geschworen
16/ Günter Hapke - Es ist ja alles Kinderleicht – (GDR)
17/ Cousins - Nur weil du es weisst – (BE)
18/ Scandias, Die - Wie wird das sein
19/ Heiko Henss - Zu jung um ohne Wunsch zu sein
20/ Hajo - Komm mit mir
21/ Larry Finnegan - Komm doch zu mir – (US, NY)
22/ Larry Finnegan - Sieben Tage – (US, NY)
23/ Thomas Lück - Hier, nimm dein Bild – (GDR)
24/ Thomas Lück - Es kommt schon mal vor – (GDR)
25/ Andy Nevison & Band - Pleite
26/ Teddy Parker - Wig Wam Bam

CD#2
01/ Nordwinds, Die - Arme kleine Sheila
02/ Nordwinds, Die - Heißer Sand
03/ Bert Schumann - Boy sucht Girl
04/ Detlef Engel - Das ist leicht gesagt
05/ Steff - Wenn Du sagst – (CH / D)
06/ Jim Lord Harvest & his Western Boys - Heiraten tu´ ich nie
07/ Jets - Around and around – (CH)
08/ Jets - The Poet – (CH)
09/ Theo Schumann Combo - Sag nie mehr I Love You – (GDR)
10/ Ritchie Dean - Goodbye Girl (german) – (US, CA)
11/ Mike Roger  & Studio Band - Let's kiss
12/ Mike Roger  & Studio Band - Let's Two Slop
13/ Modern Sounds - Rag Doll
14/ Tony & Blue Beats - Ich such´  ein schickes Baby
15/ Tony & Blue Beats - Wo ist Susie
16/ Dancing Show Band - Ring Ding
17/ Jay Five - It's raining
18/ Jay Five - Vive l'amour
19/ Fats & his Cats - So weit
20/ Telstars, Die - Sunny Afternoon – (CH)
21/ Dick Heyck - Ein Teenager weint doch nicht
22/ Rob De Neys - Ich nehm´ dich, wie du bist - NL
23/ Michael Holm - 1000 Volt
24/ Michael Maien - Ich mach' alle Lichter an
25/ Black Cats - Funky Fever – (AUS)
26/ Alfa Centauri - Alfa Centauri

Jenka, Polka & Schlager: see comments

Interlude: Eden Kane


This is an exception to my site’s concept as all tracks come from the same artist, Eden Kaine (and the Downbeats). I was stunned this man, although a large outing, is most underrated and doesn’t even have a decent anthology. So I decided to step in. I guarantee it’s all first rate pre beat and beat tunes that never have been comped before (except “My little Sue” on "John, Paul, George; Dave. Brian, Tony & More”). Image a teenage pop singer inspired by Cliff Richard and Tommy Roe but with much more personality than his colleges, say Billy Fury or Adam Faith. Although he enjoyed a few minor hits and charted n#8 with the marvelous "Boys Cry”, his third single, he seems to be forgotten now. I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
PS: I will delete this file in a few days to avoid any copyright infringement claim, so get it while you can! (22 tracks listed only in booklet).

UC327 – 60s (mostly) Uncomped - Bosporus Beat



As promised, here’s more uncompiled tracks from the Bosporus. As the Turkish 60s scene has been quite meticulously covered by various labels (most of all, the Altin Microfon series) it was not an easy task to dig out more, unheard gems, so prepare for a version of “Jerico” in double speed,  and the pauses in Hippy Hippy Shake. As in about 1967/68 Turkish groups (rightly) felt they had to get over the English language-hurdle, they started to sing in Turkish, incorporating elements of (mostly Anatolian) folk music, and Psychedelia, of course.  Exceptionally the last 5 tracks on this set come are from the early 70s, but don’t be afraid, no heavy rock here! It all changed soon later when the Islamic regime took over, and musicians were spied on, accused for undermining the political and cultural system, and even thrown in jail. Still, until today Turkey can boast a rich bag of dance and pop music, and Rock. I hope you’ll dig my selection and don’t be disturbed by the record sleeves that might show the artists on horses, or dressed in traditional costumes of the deserts of Anatolia. Remember we’re in the mythical and mystical land of the Capadoccia, translated “Land of beautiful horses”.  Heya!

01/ Erol Esin & Akisler Orkestrası - Emniyet 66
02/ Barış Manço & Harmoniler - The Jet  (62)
03/ Şevket Uğurluer & Arkadaşları – Jerico (64)
04, 05/ Barış Manço - Quelle Peste - Un Amour Que Toi (65)
06, 07/ Cahit Oben - I Wanna Be Your Man – Hippy Hippy Shake (live) (65)
08, 09/ Erkut Taçkın – Cadillac (66) - Reach Out (67)
10, 11/ Silüetler – The Beat goes on - Roly Poly (67)
12/ İstanbul Erkek Lisesi - You Are Better Man Then I  (68)
13, 14/ Mavi Isiklar -Ain't that so – Tani Bela  (68)
15,16/ Fen Lisesi - Drama Köprüsü - Bad Times Come Again No More - (68)
17/ Umur Kirgöz & Doruk Onatkut Orkestrasi  - Bağdat Yolu (68)
18/ Erol Büyükburç - Artık Sevmeyeceğim (69)
19/ Marc Aryan - Nasıl Evlenirsin Bu Lisanla (69)
20/ Mavi Isiklar - Aşk Çiçeği (71)
21/Çetin InöntepeOrkestasi -Kacamaszin Sen Benden (69)
22/ Barış Manço - Fil ile Kurbağa (72)
23/ Çığrışım - Kars'a Giderim Kars'a (70)
24/ Selçuk Alagöz - Edremit Van’a Bakar (72)
25/ Ersen & Moğollar - Garip gönlüm (72)

Turkish delights in comments