Except for Riky Nelson, The Pyramids, and The Astronauts (and Bob Koban, A-440, and Bobby Lee Trammel, maybe) most names of this selection were pretty unknown to me, so I’m happy to present some rare tunes you won’t find on any compilation and antho. As usual, we start off with tunes some define as Do Whop or Rockabilly though for me they are better classified as (pre-) Beat and Garage as they deliver the same rough sound that makes them candidates to be included in the best Garage samplers. For most group and artist it was hard to come by with photos or at least some bio data, though what I found is proudly included in the booklet. The best, I mean saddest, story is the death of the singer of the Bob Kuban group (Bob himself was the combo’s drummer) who got tied up, shot in the back, and thrown in a cistern. Read it all in the book. I hope you have fun!
01/ Blue Echoes - It's Witchcraft - US, MI
02/ Sparks - Something happened - US, OH
03/ Montclairs - Queen of Misery - US, FL
04/ Ricky Nelson - Summertime - US, NJ
05/ Fabulous Calientes - Number One Man - US, NC
06/ Elderados - My Soul - US, TX
07/ Dwain Varnell & Southern Comfort - A Man'll Do Anything To Get Back Home - US, NC
08/ P.J. Proby & Vernons Girls - Cumberland Gap (on TV) - US, GA / UK
09/ Four Coins - Boys cry - US, PA
10/ Pyramids - Everybody - US, CA
11/ Long Hairs - Eight To Five - US, TN
12/ Astronauts - It Doesn't Matter Anymore - US, CO
13/ Penthouse Five - [Leave my Girl alone] (Home Movie Clip) - US, TX
14/ Kalamazoo's Hitch - Hikers - Makes Me Feel Good - US, MI
15/ Misfits - It's up to you - US, ?
16/ Iguanas - Come And Get It From Me - MX / US, CA
17/ Philip Dawn & Sunsets - Tell Her - US, NY?
18/ Philip Dawn & Sunsets - Three little Monkeys - US, NY?
19/ Bobby Lee Trammell - Shimmy Loo - US, AR
20/ Bobby Sherman - Goody Galum - Shus - US, ?
21/ Coachmen - Linda Lou - US, NE
22/ Junior & Classics - Wise up - US, WI
23/ Junior & Classics - Mix Up (A Go Go) - US, WI
24/ A-440 - It's Just Your Mind - US, TX
25/ Bob Kuban & In - Men - You Better Run, You better Hide - US, MO
26/ Billy Lee Riley - Speed Lovers - US, AK
27/ Timmy Norman & O'Jahs - Let It All Hang Out - US, SC
28/ Look - Can You Do (The Things I want) - US, NY
29/ Strawhorse - I'll Follow You - US, CA
30/ Johnny Ballenger - Magic Dream - US, AR
31/ Hinge - I'll pretend - US, CA
32/ Cords - Cords Inc. (single version) - US, WI
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