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February 22nd, 2019
02:56 pm

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UC279 - 60s (mostly) Uncomped, Girls with a Beat, from the Boot; Vol. 15

I admit, in 66, when listening to the "Euro Hit Parade", and before they started airing the "Italy" part, I used to switch to BFBS or Radio Luxemburg. What would come would mostly be of the “San Remo" festival and song contests (“like Cantagiro”, ecc) organized by national TV stations. Sugary songs that usually start with a glistening string crescendo, followed by a (un)expected silence before the dramatic singer’s attack. Beyond all the kitschy bulk tho’, sometimes there were some flip sides that would show the real and more natural talent and passion of the artists. I hope I’ve picked some of those tracks, still I have to admit we could be too close to the commercial side of it all. But as with all my “Girls with a Beat”, I  dig the sexy voices, all through, and the nice picture covers (shown in the booklet attached). All tracks come in simply alphabetical order, the red thread is the unique Italian sound. Spero che piaccia / I hope you dig!
PS: thanks gout to youtube channels "dilo59 PopCorn Oldies Soul ska Latino italien annees 60 etc......", Aniello Salatiello, and many more

01/ Anita - Lei ti dirà
02/ Anna Identici - Che timido tu sei
03/ Anna Marchetti - La Rapsodia del vecchio Liszt
04/ Anna Maria Izzo - Non svegliarti mai
05/ Britta Martell - Lilito
06/ Carmen Villani - Come fai?
07/ Carmen Villani - Quelli belli come noi
08/ Caterina Agos - Ricordati di me
09/ Catherine Spaak - Mes amis mes copains (in Italian) (F)
10/ Elsa & Beats - Chi bacia come te
11/ Elsa & Beats - In qualche parte del mondo
12/ Eugenia Fligatti - Sei il solo
13/ Fiammetta - Serenità
14/ Gianna - Che freddo fa
15/ Gianna Foretti - Non sparlare di me
16/ Isabella Iannetti - C' è lui che mi consola
17/ Isabella Iannetti - Quanti ragazzi
18/ Ivana Salsi - Ora sono grande
19/ Jonica - Sei di cera
20/ Ljupka - Sei nato per amare me (Jugoslavia)
21/ Louiselle & i Suoi Arcieri - Cammelli e Scorpioni
22/ Louiselle & Orchestra Morricone - Il pontile
23/ Maria Doris - La finta Tonta
24/ Mary Afi - Pago Cjangula (Nigeria)
25/ Orietta Berti - Se per caso
26/ Patrizia - Battiamo le mani
27/ Rita Bertolini - Amore acanto a te
28/ Rosy - La prima festa che darò
29/ Sabrina - La ragazza che ride cosi
30/ Sonia & le Sorelle - Un colpo di sole
31/ Vanna Leali - Non mi va
32/ Vanna Scotti - Gli amici di ieri

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February 17th, 2019
09:29 am

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UC278 - The Missing Yugo Tracks, Vol. 2


Welcome to the second trip through the Yugoslavian beat land. Admittedly, Yugo groups seem to miss the rough edge (usually, 45s were put out as 4 songs EPs, of which 3 were instros or ballads). And no fuzz pedals around before ’67. On the other hand, the rough edge is created by the stripped to the bone productions (and pressings). Moreover, you’ll get lots of covers, I assume there were no record imports from the UK or even the States then, so this was the only way to hear the newest beat hits in Yugoland. I love the insisting cowbell ( on I call your name), the wild and wacky organ (on I wanna be your man), the exploding drums (on Johhny B Goode), the weird echo (on Satisfaction), and the new wordings (to "Shapes of Things").

PS huge thanks go out to youtube Peđa Radović , and Lajso of https://jugorockforever.blogspot.com

PPS: to be complete, I will update the dead link for Missing Yugo Tracks Vol. 1


01/ Zlatni Decaci - Jovano, Jovanke
02/ Elipse / Perica Stojancic - Sentimental baby
03/ Plamenih Pet - Skarlet
04/ Lado Leskowar - To ni zame zadoscenje (Satisfaction)
05/ Tomi Sovilj & Siluete - Stoj Dzoni (Johnny B. Goode)
06/ Iskre - Želim da sam tvoj (I wanna be your man)
07/ Elipse - Pogledaj kroz prozor (Look though any window)
08/ Elipse - Reci da me voliš (Tell me what you see)
09/ Lutalice - I call your name
10/ Lutalice - It's all over now
11/ Best Nothing - All I Really Want To Do
12/ Elektroni - Drugog voliš
13/ Zlatni Decaci - Ne želim kraj
14/ Delfini / Delfinis - I'll go crazy
15/ Gumene Duse - It's So Hard Loving You
16/ Bitnici - Volim te (Somethig you've got)
17/ Biseri - Tražimo sunce
18/ Termiti - Shapes of Things
19/ Seka Kojadinovi - Niko te nece zavoleti (Somebody to love)
20/ Bitnici - Prvi KOraci Na Meseku
21/ Bitnici - Magdalena
22/ Biseri - Moni, Moni
23/ Delfini (Split) - Beat na moru
24/ Daltoni - Volim našu istinu
25/ Daltoni - Ruka Od Sna
26/ Dubrovacki Trubaduri - Auto - Stop

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February 11th, 2019
02:20 pm

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UC277 – 60s (mostly) Uncomped - Non-Garage 7


I promise next time I read song titles like “Me Make Um Pow Wow”, I won’t click it. Anyway, here’s another load of tunes I really don’t know where to file under, definitely not under "Garage” . Somewhere between Novelties, Blue Beat, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Budget Beat, Latin, Soul, orchestral pop, Schlager, Crooner, Exotica, even C&W, somewhere in between.…Oddities is the best word that comes into my mind. 4 or 5 artists apart, all names were unknown to me. If you dig The Big Itch series, or the Trashcan CDs, you might like this double set as well, although my time frame is wider (this time, we go back as far as 1955 and end up in the 70s). All in alphabetical order, these tunes have one common denominator: FUN! I hope you dig!

CD#1
01/ Angelo e il suo Quartetto - Boby Mordilo - I
02/ Bells - Macacafoo - BRZ
03/ Berto Pisano & Jacques Chaumont - Kill them! - I
04/ Bob Smart & Beachcombers - Let's Dance Dance Dance - US, ?
05/ Bob Smart & Hipsters Singers - You really got me - US, ?
06/ Charlet - Pourquoi la vie - F
07/ Cinque di Lucca - Shimmy shimmy ko ko bop - I
08/ Diamonds - Black denim trousers& motorcycle boots - CAN
09/ Clen Sacco - Glendora - I
10/ Dick Thunder - Gee but I'm Lonesome - US, NJ
11/ Egyptians - The Party Stomp - US, MI
12/ Escorts - The Wobble Drum - US, IA
13/ Five Keys - Me make um pow pow - US, ?
14/ Flo Sandons & Kvartet Radar - Kilindini docks - I
15/ Freddy Koenig & Jades - Road Runner - US, TX
16/ Giovani Giovani - Rita - I
17/ Hipsters Singers - Go now! - ?
18/ Jerry Coulston & Jades with Pacers Band - Cave Man Hop - US, CA
19/ Joy Vendors - Popeye Line - US, ?
20/ Katsumi Shifting (?) - 55 Days of Peking - JP
21/ Lovin' Cohens - Noshville katz - US, ?
22/ Lupe, La - Ohhh - US, NY
23/ Mark Martin - In the good old topless Time - D
24/ Pete Byam & Side Kicks - White Lightning - US, MN
25/ Van Broussard - Kidnapper - US, LA
26/ Shawn Elliott - The Joker - US, NY
2/7 Teruhiko Saigo - These Boots are Made For Walkin' - JP
28/ Tommy Falcone & Co. - Ballad of a Recording Company - US, NJ
29/ Vendors - Public Lover No. 1 - US, ?


CD#2
01/ Bagnini, I - Topless - I
02/ Bells - Acasa de Irene - BRZ
03/ Billy & Moonlighters - Little indian girl - US, ?
04/ Bob Azzam - Auf dem Weg nach Marakesh - F
05/ Cavalieri - Bossa Nova Baby - JP
06/ Chet Poison - Ivy - Mata Hari - US, ?
07/ Clay Douglas - Drink Surf - I
08/ Cliff Ferre & Cafe Society Quintet - Favorite Indoor Sport - US, CA
09/ Crazy Rock Boys - O.K. Rock - I
10/ Eddie Hill - Monkey Business - US, TN
11/  Emilio & i Canaris - Vieni a ballare - I
12/ Fancy Five - Hernando's Hideaway - NL
13/ Flaneurs, Les - La marque - F
14/Four Young Men - You been torturing me - US, ?
15/ Gil Bernal - The Dogs - US, LA
16/ Hansi Jochmann - Wenn der Beat nicht wär - D
17/ Hipsters Singers - Long Tall Sally - ?
18/ Jewell & Rubies - Kidnapper - US, LA
19/ Karli Hansen - Lucifer - D
20/ Lelian Orsini - Bing Bon - F
21/ Lupe, La - Fever - US, NY
22/ Mandrake - Queen of Sheba - US, NY

23/ McCoy Boys - Our man in Havana - US, ?
24/ Prells - It's a wig - US, NJ
25/ Sabah - Hully Dabke ya ba off - LEB
26/ Solistes, Les - Le condamné - F
27/ Suzuki Masahiko - 55 Days of Peking - JP
28/ Tsai Chin - Tokyo melody - CHINA / US, ?
29/ Ziggy Talent - Sam you made the pants too long - US, NJ

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January 29th, 2019
09:41 am

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UC276ab 60s (mostly) Uncomped - Beat from the Boot, pt. 10

You won’t believe it but after  only 4 month time we’re back again in the Italian Beat scene with some amazing new entries. . Naturally, when you scrape the barrel of non compiled tracks, you find yourself on the wacky side, so be patient if some songs might sound too stupid or too commercial to your rears, I hope I picked the fun ones tho’. For the rest, in quite chronological order from 61 – 71, you get some never heard gems from uncompiled artists (Spero / Crazi Boys, Pappagoni, Mike Leo Group, Icebergs, Hot Dogs) plus some overheard tracks off rare to find samplers and anthologies. There is no overlaps to any other commercial or private compilation, not even to the collections from the splendid Paradise ofGarage website, tho’ I might have nipped 1 or 2 tracks from Caveman. Finally, I hope  you don’t speak Italian (- anyway it’s mostly about love and romance - ), although some songs deliver amazing statements. Like Alberto (CD1, #6)who get his caresses from mamma but runs to his girl when mamma ‘s not around naming  her 'vice mamma' (Ti nomino vce mamma) . Remember, we’re in Italy!

CD#1
01/ Spero & Crazy Rock Boys - Impazzivo per te
02/ Spero & Crazy Rock Boys - Teddy Girl
03/ Jenny Luna - Ma tu che ne sai
04/ Richard Anthony – Piangi (F)
05/ Alberto - Io e Isabel
06/ Alberto - Ti nomino vicemamma
07/ Armando Savini - Do wah diddy diddy
08/ Scotch - I took my Baby home (UK)
09/ Amens - Non potrò più amare nessuna
10/ Fausto Leali & Novelty - Sha la a
11/ Fausto Leali & Novelty - Oh no
12/ Nightbirds - Io corro (CH)
13/ Luciano - Arriva la bomba
14/ Benedetto Ghiglia & Cantori Moderni - Sulle strisce
15/ Gen Rosso - L'amico Gen (CH)
16/ Motows - Sagamafina
17/ Pappagoni, I - Il mondo non é come noi
18/ Pappagoni, I - Noi ci vogliamo bene
19/ Four Kents & Congregation - Il cavallo a vapore (US, I)
20/ Mike di Leo Group - Mi hai preso
21/ Mike di Leo Group - Tell him I'm not home
22/ Icebergs - Non ditele niente
23/ Califfi, I - Tutto quello
24/ Califfi, I - Cobra

CD#2
01/ Augusto Righetti & his Charly's Team - Loco loco
02/ Elda Bianchi - No sono più la tua ragazza
03/ Lucio Dalla - Na questa sera
04/ Equipe 84 - La den da da
05/ Trolls, I - Mi si spezza il cuore
06/ Delfini, I - Torna come prima
07/ Delfini, I - Dimmi tu
08/ Anime, Le - Spiegami come mai
09/ Lello Tristiano & il suo Complesso - Perchè Non Torni
10/ Sofisti, I - L’eta dell’amore
11/ Hot Dogs - Hot Dog Shake
12/ Hot Dogs - A shake is not a shake
13/ Dalton, I - Tempo d'estate
14/ Ciros, I - Quella che cercavo
15/ Profeti, I - Bells of Rhymney
16/ Mario Guarnera - Il concerto del Leone
17/ Dragueurs, Les - Ma Lasciateci In Pace
18/ [unknown] - Chopin vuoi litigare
19/ Augusto Righetti - L'amore giusto
20/ Giganti, I - Summertime
21/ Ricky Shayne - Con una o dieci chitarre
22/ Normanni, I - L'Uomo Giusto
23/ Juniors - Ciui Ciui
24/ Multiple Sound - Sing don't speak
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25/ Shardana - Dai Riva Forza Cagliari
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January 22nd, 2019
03:04 pm

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Un-Lost Tommyknockers, The Rip-edition, RiP# 13

Well, I guess it’s about time to commemorate my friend the late Lolly Pope one more time. Continuing his Beat Wunderbar / Tommyknockers series, Rip # 13 yields a good charge of rare, (mostly) never compiled Brit beat. I’ve thrown a few overheard tracks by some better known artists in the mix that are featured on some anthologies, but the bulk of my selection presents groups that have missed any official or private compilation and step into the devoted community for the first time (Sabres, Solitairs, Grasshoppers, Campbelltown Zodiacs, Dedicated Men, Undergrads). I’ve also added some uncompiled budget beaters from the Top 6 and Embassy labels, whose versions will , although close to the originals, freshen up the experience of re-hearing the old staples. In opposite of my last US-compilation which sounded very "American", this here set sounds particularly British, at least to my ears. Which means it stands for that unique, well cradled, well cured, well played, sometimes slightly bizarre soundtrack you would get in the English caves and kellers. But now, let’s humbly plunder the sacristy of the British Beat Church, and follow the Sabers’ advice  “Dance little sister, to the Hully Gully Beat”!
PS: huge thanks to all blogs and sites I have mentioned in the booklet.

CD#1
01/ Sabres Scotland - Spectre
02/ Sabres Scotland - Keep on Dancing
03/ Ray Pilgrm & Beatmen - Together
04/ King Size Taylor & Dominoes - Whole Lot Of Lovin'
05/ Marauders - Always On My Mind
06/ Marauders - Baby I wanna be loved
07/ Jaybirds - All Day And All Of The Night
08/ Jaybirds - Go now
09/ Liverpool Beats - 24 Hours From Tulsa
10/ Liverpool Beats - Here's hopin'
11/ Solitairs - Over you
12/ Eddie King - If all you need
13/ Typhoons - Little Red Rooster
14/ Lee Grant & Capitols - That's what worries me
15/ Lee Grant & Capitols - Bye Bye Johnny
16/ Glyn Johns - Mary Ann
17/ Dedicated Men's Jugband - Don't Come Knocking
18/ Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Frustration
19/ Campbelltown Zodiacs - Shake A Tail Feather
20/ Freddy & Dreamers - Freddy & Dreamers  -  So Many Different Ways
21/ Freddy & Dreamers - Picture of you
22/ Rob Chance & Chances-R - I’ve got the Power
23/ Cheep Boots - Come and stay with me
24/ Chris Hodge - We're on our way

CD#2
01/ Zephyrs - What's All That About
02/ Mark Wynyter - I go Ape
03/ Wayne Gibson & Dynamic Sounds - Linda Lou
04/ Wayne Gibson & Dynamic Sounds - Bread and Butter (live on TV)
05/ Force Five - Don't make my Baby blue
06/ Grasshoppers - I'm in Love
07/ Jimmy Nichols & Session Musicians - I Want To Hold Your Hand
08/ Jimmy Nichols & Session Musicians - Money
09/ Liverpool Beats - My Baby Left Me
10/ Liverpool Beats - Thou Shalt Not Steal
11/ Rikki Henderson & Beatmen - Ain't That Loving You Baby
12/ Searchers - This feeling inside
13/ Sherwoods - Leave me alone
14/ Lee Grant & Capitols - Nadine
15/ [Unknown] - Jump back
16/ King Size Taylor & Dominoes w/ Mike Warner  - Claudette
17/ Peter & Gordon - Something ain't right
18/ Undergrads - Looks Like Its Gonna Be My Year
19/ Lorne Gibson - Jingle Jangle
20/ Klubs - Livin' Today
21/ Nashville Teens - The biggest day of her life
22/ George Mel - Golden Sun
23/ Mighty Joe Young - Why Don't You Follow Me
24/ Leviathan / Mike Stuart Span - Remember the Times

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January 13th, 2019
03:26 pm

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freshed up Juanita Bananas (30 tracks)
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January 9th, 2019
03:32 pm

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UC275 – US Garage Gems , Vol. 39

Once again in the land of Garage (or …of boxes, as US residents would say). I’m happy the groups I‘ve selected hail from nearly all American nations, from LA (Louisiana) to WA(shington). (Nearly) all of the tracks you’ll hear come off 45 singles which have never compiled. Again, I’ve widened the time frame a bit including tracks from the early 60s one might tag “Pre-Brit Invasion” as they sound very much alike what you would expect to hear in England’s clubs and caverns at about the same time. I.e. Garage. If these tunes are not your cup of tea, just skip the first tracks of each CD. Moreover, I’ve enclosed some wacky tracks that slightly remind Soul and alike. At any rate, to my ears all groups blast out a highly original, “American” sound. I hope you’ll dig my selection.
PS: Huge thanks go out to all bloggers and youtubers who generously share their treasures and are mentioned in the booklet.
PPS: if there’s anybody out there who reads the booklet and maybe even cuts/ pastes the pages for a CD-libretto, please let me know.

Pic shows the Tridels at an autograph signing session, with: Live Five – Rodriguez -  Bitter End Singers - Ronnie Dio & Prophets

CD#1
01/ Sammy & Holly Rebs - Sally Mae - US, ?
02/ King George & Checkmates - Miss Galore - US, WA
03/ Country Boys - Lucillia - US, ?
04/ Shades - Guitar Hop - US, ?
05/ Shades - School Bus - US, ?
06/ Jades - Little Marlene - US, MN
07/ Grand Prix - Maybellene - US, CA
08/ Grand Prix - Goin' 88 - US, CA
09/ Jac & Jay & Tom-Toms - Monkeys Uncle - US, TX
10/ Paul Revere & Raiders - Linda Lu - US, ID
11/ Mr. Lucky & Gamblers - Intro (live) - US, OR
12/ Mr. Lucky & Gamblers - Koko Joe - US, OR
13/ Danny Holiday - Just To Satisfy You - US, WA
14/ Ding Dong Daddies  - Shortnin' Bread - US, ?
15/ Live Five - Shake A Tail Feather  - OR
16/ Hallmarks - Can't Get You Out of My Mind - US, NJ
17/ Hallmarks - The only Girl - US, NJ
18/ Gears - Come back to me - US, OH
19/ Deep Six - I Wanna Shout - US, CA
20 Don Apilado - LA bound - US,?
21/ Flavor - Sally had a Party - US, MD
22/ Flavor - Yeah, I'm hip! - US, MD
23/ Rodriguez - I'll slip away - US, MI
24/ Answer - Sweet sour bitter - US, CA
25/ Weeds - Ten more shopping days till the bomb - US, CA
26/ Kenny Wayne & Kamotions - They - US, LA
2/ Five by Five - 15 Going On 20 - US, AR

CD#2
01/ Magnificent Seven - Baby Doll - US, AR
02/ Magnificent Seven - Ooh poo pah doo - US, AR
03/ Roy Wells & Mark V - So Fine - US, AR
04/ Ronnie Dio & Prophets - Everybody's Got A Dance - US, NY
05/ Ronnie Dio & Prophets - Blue days blue nights - US, NY
06/ Don Hinton - Blue suede Shoes - US, ?
07/ Astronauts - Tryin' to get to you - US, OH
08/ Little Eddie & Five Sands - Since you've been gone - US, PA
09/ Raymarks - Dollar Bill - US, WA
10/ Off - Beats - Have Love will travel - US, TN
11/ Crest Combo - It Might Be A Long Time - US, TN
12/ P.J. Proby - Let the water run down - US, CA
13/ Tommy Hammond - Devil on my  Shoulder - US, TX
14/ Bitter End Singers - Let Me In Or Keep Me Out - US, NY
15/ Dino, Desi & Billy - So many ways - US, CA
16/ Dino, Desi & Billy - Please don't fight it - US, CA
17/ D - Men - Empty Heart - US, CT
18/ Tridels - Never meant to be - US, PA
19/ Faces - What is this Dream I have? - US, MI
20/ Patriots - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better  - US, OH
21/ Len Jewell - Paint me - US, CA
22/ Phluph - It takes a lot to laugh it takes a train to cry - US, MA
23/ Cross - Currents - Aftermath Of Ecstasy - US, TN?
24/ Robert Wesley Anderson - The Cross - eyed cat - US, ?
25/ Jimmy Carter & Senators - Sundown Pusher - US, TN
26/ U.S. Kids - I Love the Rain - US, OR
27/ Picture - Reach out I'll be there - US, TN?

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January 1st, 2019
03:37 pm

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UC274 - 60s (mostly) Uncomped - Francophone Beat


The groups I featured on this set come from the French speaking parts of Belgium and Switzerland and include French Beat groups singing in French (not in English). About 10 tracks had been published on the private series “Rocking’ the Twist”, I just added more tracks by the same artists. The result is a mix of often simple and rough sounds (though hardly  a fuzz pedal or an electric organ insight) , and tunes that might suffer lacks on the production and arrangement level, but that exactly makes them akin to the Garage group sound, at least to my ears. I hope you enjoy!

1/ Fingers, Les - Diamond - F
2/ Fingers, Les - Les Guitares De Décembre - F
3/ Sunlights, Les - Black Rider - F / BE
4/ Faux Freres, Les - J'Ai Trop Attendu - CH
5/ Faux Freres, Les - Les Vagues Ont Pensé - CH
6/ Faux Freres, Les - Comment Savoir Lequel - CH
7/ Faux Freres, Les - Serre - Moi La Main - CH
8/ Jean - Pierre & Rebelles - Sidéral Twist - F? / BE?
9/ Loups - Garous, Les & Ricky Sailor - Le Grand M - F
10/ Loups - Garous, Les & Ricky Sailor - Elle Est Vraiment Jolie - F
11/ Loups - Garous, Les & Ricky Sailor - Twist A La Baule - F
12/ Boots, Les - Mais que fait - il - F
13/ Vic Laurens - Ne lui dites rien - F
14/ Swifts, Les - C'Est Gagné - F
15/ Vautours, Les - Uncle Jon - F
16/ Vautours, Les - Qui te le dira - F
17/ Vautours, Les - Tu peins ton visage - F
18/ Burt Blanca & King Creoles - Beach Blues - BE
19/ Caravelles, Les  - Caravelle - BE
20/ Caravelles, Les  - Si tu m'aimes - BE
21/ Faux Freres, Les - Oh oui - CH
22/ Faux Freres, Les - Pourquoi suis - je la - CH
23/ Faux Freres, Les - Elle et moi - CH
24/ Faux Freres, Les - Quinze ans - CH
25/ Faux Freres, Les - Une fille pour deux garcons - CH
26/ Boots, Les - Twen - F
27/ Boots, Les - Vingt ans - F
28/ Boots, Les - Je n'aime pas les gens - F
29/ Gardians, Les - Tas le Trac - F

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December 23rd, 2018
05:11 pm

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eYeGeNeYe presents: Losers of Rock’n’Roll, Part 3: Tommy Falcone’s Cleopatra Records

This should be a great gift for Christmas, my dearest! After Losers number 1 and 2 (Pete Best , Drrrafi Deutscher), next in line is Tommy Falcone whose Cleopatra label published a good charge of singles. All are great, some even genius compositions, arranged with a whirlwind imagination and wild studio effects. But to no avail. More or less, all bombed. Definitely another loser, I’m afraid. In between 1962 and 1970 Tommy dabbled with all genres you can imagine, from Surf to Pop, novelties to Soul, from RnB, and Beat to unhinged Psychedelia, Beach Boys style, and (wacky) instros to girl songs, Doo Wop and Tamala Motown and BubbleGum, none of which would ever seriously trouble the charts. It didn’ t help when he asked his wife to put on a black wig and sneak in an old Halloween Cleopatra costume to add a sexy note to all of the records' inner sleeves and labels!. Neither did his decision to imprint the NY letters under the record logo although he worked out of a basement in New Jersey. Maybe it was lack of relations, maybe it was just bad luck. At any rate, with all his perseverance and tenacity, all his passion and imagination, he would have deserved a better fate. Unbelievably, if you goggle his name very few notions come up on the man, and just 2 or 3 photos (I’ve reproduced in the booklet.)
A fact that I like lot is that Tommy - who was a professional accordion player - never played his instrument on any of the recordings, although they feature many unusual instruments. But not his accordion. Extra-cool!
Tommy died at the tragically young age of 40 from a heart attack after coming off stage at an accordion concert. Which adds a sad note to the live of a Rock’n’Roll loser. At any rate, with instros like the Centuries’ "Outer Limits" and the original version of the Hallmarks’ "Soul Shakin' Psychedelic Sally" (issued later by Smash Records)* , Tommy posthumously has conquered his "Best of the Losers" fame within the community of Garage aficionados.

* i should have selected the original version i.e. an acetate unreleased at the time which appears in the Crypt Records compilation “Back From The Grave_ Volume Four": Get it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fFME2TC9cE


01/ Karin Lynn – Cleo Cleopatra
02/Killer Joe Piro – Kangaroo
03/ Dick Thunder - My shadow do
04/ Wyndows - Stronger than Dirt
05/ Jimmy Davis - Take back my ring
06/ Richie Dennis - Gloria
07/ Tabbys - Physical Fitness Blues
08/ Killer Joe Piro - Lonely Little Girl
09/ Jimmy Davis - I Can't Love You Anymore
10/ Inn-Crowd - I want
11/ Centuries - Theme of The Centuries
12/ Tommy Manno - Glug - Chug - A - Lug
13/ Reminiscents - Please Lie to Me
14/ Four Hits & A Miss - She Wobbles
15/ [Unknown] - I Don't Mind (Demo)
16/ Tabbys - Hong Kong Baby
17/ Bernadette Carroll - Humpty–Dumpty
18/ Shandillons - Shoop De Hoop Twine
19/ Centuries - Like weird
20/ Tony Pacicco - I Wanna Be a Winner
21/ Centuries - Time Bomb
22/ Sticks & Stones - The wrong side of my dreams
23/ Griffins - I can't see nobody
24/ Bernadette Carroll - Heavenly
25/ Centuries - Outer Limits
26/ Vickie & Van Dykes - Outcast
27/ Centuries – Beach Umbrella World
28/ New Jersey Turnpike - Boomerang
29/ Shoestring - Candy Andy
30/ Inmates - You tell lies
31/ Hallmarks - Paper Sky
32/ Hallmarks - Soul shakin' psychedelic Sally

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December 20th, 2018
11:41 am

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UC273 – Girls with a Beat Vol. 14

Well, we’re back again with a fresh load of 90 rare tracks by female artists and singers. Many were practically unknown to me, whereas I selected famous stars who had some gems in their discography that are worth to be unearthed. I’m happy my girls and ladies hail from all around the world, from Mexico to Germany and from Canada to the Philippines, with Dutch girls singing in German, French girls singing in Turkish and Italian and Italian in French.  All in alphabetical order, as all tunes - more or less  - are about – He left me -  I love him -  He left me again, so that’s the red thread. I must say that Gal Garnett doesn’t sound female at all, especially if you look at her picture in the booklet. Apparently some guy  managed to slip in the bird’s nest….

CD#1
01/ Aida Mustafa & Steps - Give me your hand - INDO / SGP
02/ Beatlettes, Les - Yes!!! You Can Hold My Hand - CAN
03/ Brenda & Tabulations - The Wash - US, PA
04/ Chanteurs - Mr. Jones - US, WA
05/ Cheries, Les - Un canars dans la mare - F
06/ Christine Quaite - In The Middle Of The Floor - UK
07/ Cutie Q - Over And Over - JP
08/ Donna Lynn - Roll Over Beethoven - CAN / US, CA
09/ Evy - Chaque Chaque Fois - F+
10/ Fragile Rock Valley - If you want me - US, IL
11/ Gemelle, Le - Mi troverai - I
12/ Ginny Arnell - He’s  my little Devil - US, CT
13/ Hilda Aguirre - track off Como pescar marido - MX
14/ Isabella Bond & Pan Americans - Kicked Around - SCT
15/ Jeff & Atlantics featuring Cathe - Twistin' Postman - US, MI
16/ Kar Simone - I want - US, NJ
17/ Kathy & Larry - Magic Island - US, ?
18/ Kathy Kirby - Big Man - UK
19/ Lynn Conner - Laughing at me - US, ?
20/ Mamie Van Doren - Hey Mama - US, CA
21/ Mie Nakao - Maybe I know - JP
22/ Miss Cathy Brasher - Sh, listen - US, CA
23/ Nada - Hace frio ya - I
24/ Patricia Carli - Les Mal - Aimés - I
25/ Peanuts - Come On A My House - JP
26/ Pleasures - Let's have a beach party  - US, NY
27/ Ruby Baby, Les - Coeur brisé - F
28/ Shelley Fabares - Football Season's over - US, CA
29/ Tammi Terrell - What A Good Man He Is - US, PA
30/ Toys - Baby Toys - US, NY

CD#2
01/ Aida Mustafa & Saenal Combo - Kalau Ku Tahu - INDO
02/ Bencze Marta & Atlantis - Csak fiataloknak - HU
03/ Brigitte & Fire Strings - O ja ik weet - NL
04/ Chanteurs - Chanteurs –No Doubt About it - US, WA
05/ Chicks - I feel fine - NZ
06/ Christine Quaite - Mr. Stuck - Up - UK
07/ Dana Valery - We're Gonna Be Happy - ZA
08/ Doris Troy - You'd better stop - US, NY
09/ Evy - Ma che magnifico ricordo - F
10/ Gale Garnett - Je n'ai pas su dire non - CAN
11/ Gina y los Tickets - Mi vedadera Felicidad - CHI
12/ Gloria Roma - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - UK
13/ Honey & Bees - Almost Eighteen - US, PA
14/ J. A. & Jitterbugs - Puppet On A String - PHL
15/ Jennifer Warren - I Am Waiting - US, IL
16/ Karo Vallee - Je serai là - CAN
17/ Katia Cilene - Braza Viva - BRZ
18/ Katia Cilene - Pare De Falar - BRZ
19/ Mae West & Somebody's Children - You Turn Me On - US, CA
20/ Marijke Merckens - Non Mi Quando - NL
21/ Mina - Piu' di Te - I
22/ Nancy Holloway - Le Gentleman de Cocody - F
23/ Patricia Carli - Özlerim istanbul'u - I
24/ Pepi - Hypnotized - US, OH?
25/ Renata - Mi novio Juan - MX
26/ Sandy & Sophomores - Walk away girl - US, ?
27/ Sherry Sisters - Not tonight - US, NY
28/ Snobs, Le - Sha La La La La - I
29/ Tawny Williams - Pretty little words - US, ?
30/ Utmosts - Big Man - US, CA


CD#3
01/ Ann Christy - Mon coeur est fou - BE
02/ Bobbetta - Fever - US, IL
03/ Carlina - La vie continue  - F
04/ Cheries, Les - Cheries, Chi est le Fox - F
05/ Christine et ses copains - A Seize ans - CAN
06/ Connie Dee - Ring Telephone - US, TN
07/ Debby - Ding dong bama lama sing song - NL
08/ Elisabetta Ponti - Non cercare la luna - I
09/ Flavia - As Marionetes - BRZ
10/ Gale Garnett - Marionette - US, CA
11/ Gina y Los Tickets - Quisiera - CHI
12/ Harangozo Teri - Teenager melody - HU
13/ Honey Beats - Verbess es nie - D / I / UK
14/ J. A. & Jitterbugs - Summer wine - PHL
15/ Julie Rogers - Day By Day - UK
16/ Karo Vallee - Un jour un jour - CAN
17/ Katia Cilene - Meu Bem Só Gosta de Mim - BRZ
18/ Laura Casati - Amore amore accanto a te  - I
19/ Malika - Mashed Potatoe Time - F
20/ Marijke Merckens - De Modepop - NL
21/ Miss Cathy Brasher - Too late to be lovers - US, CA
22/ Ornella Vanoni - Coccodrillo - I
23/ Peanuts - Golden Town  - JP
24/ Petula Clark - Resist - UK
25/ Roberta Amadei - Devo amare te - I
26/ Sandy & Sophomores - There Was A Night On The Water - US, ?
27/ Sherwoods - Cheaper By The Dozen (demo) - US, ?
28/ T. & T. - Perfectly Proportioned - US, ?
29/ Three Degrees - Are You Satis - fied - US, CA
30/ Wendy - Gangstermeisje - BE

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