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Right between two years, I couldn’t think of a better point in time to honor the Lolly Pope, creator of the un-forgettable original Beat Wunderbar / Tommyknocker-series, so here’s another RIP-edition I hope you won’t disdain. Unlike the previous 3 issues, the tracks I collected here were not on The Pope’s short-list but I’m pretty sure they might have been candidates or, at least, he would (will?) love to hear more sounds from some of his fave beat-combos from England. I just could resist the temptation to include some of my and Werner’s all time favorite bands so you might be familiar with several of the 32 tidbits I have chosen. Still I hope you’ll also find a few unheard gems, such as by the Pathfinders, the Sherwoods or the Shevelles. More info in the booklet attached, and lots of nice photos of the bands. Huge thanks go out to 94MikeJ and Fuzz Vag who generously share their collections on Youtube. So get ready for a marvelous new year, and I’d like to thank all my friends who appreciate this little site and send me their comments and corrections. Peace!

01 – Jaguars - The Beat
02 - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers - Top Ten Twist
03- Tony Sheridan & Big Six - The Creep
04 - Jet Harris& Tony Meehan - Doing the Hully Gully
05 – Adlibs - Lovely Ladies
06 - Russ Sainty - Unforgettable Love
07 - Dave Allen & Exotics - She Walks
08 - Earl Preston & T.T.'s - I Know Something
09 - Casey Jones & Governors - Dream a Girl
10 – Emeralds - Don't Listen To Your Friends
11 - Jerry James & Bandits - Sweet Little Sixteen
12 - Favourite Sons - You Can't Judge A Book
13 - Lee Castle & Barons - A Love She Can Count On
14 - Brian Poole & Tremeloes - Song Of A Broken Heart
15 - Screaming Lord Sutch & Savages - Come Back Baby
16 – Jaybirds - Baby Let Me Take You Home
17 – Excheckers - Buzz Buzz Buzz
18 – Renegades - Casting my Spell
19 – Renegades - I Wanna Be Your Man
20 - Mike & His Merseymen - Good King Wenceslas (film-clip)
21 – Clayton Squares - And Tears Fell
22 – Pathfinders - Come Back Baby
23 – Pathfinders - I'll Always Love You
24 – News - This is the Moment
25 - Shades Of Morley Brown - Silly Girl
26 – Sherwoods - If You Dream
27 – Shevelles - How Would You Like Me To Love You
28 – Shevelles - I Could Conquer The World
29 – Masterminds - Taken My Love
30 – Klubs - Can't Ebenezer See My Mind
31 – Please - Strange Ways
32 – Trend - Boyfriends And Girlfriends

sounds of peace in comments

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Date:January 2nd, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
That Masterminds track is epic!
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Date:January 2nd, 2014 10:46 am (UTC)
.. I agree on the Masterminds, I was much surprised since I just can't stand the Walker Brothers but this track here , although clearly a "hommage" to the Walkers, actually is so much better...

thx for writing!
Date:January 3rd, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, excellent compilation. I'm bet LP would be very proud. most of these seem like bands that probably well known in regional venue circuits. they're better than watching the big name bands that play in huge stadiums
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Date:January 3rd, 2014 08:31 am (UTC)
you're absolutely right my friend.. this music was made TO DANCE AND ROMANCE to, preferably in sweaty cellars or small clubs where you could get in close touch with your partner, sure not for mega-concerts in huge stadiums where you needed a telescope to see the band and the sound was shitty as there were no PA-systems and the drums were not miked... this is what actually killed the Beat after, say, 1966... luckly, thanks to the passionate work of bloggers, youtubers and collectors after 45 years we can still take a dive in the beatcellars.. (I'm happy you dig my selection)

thanks for you appreciations, specially regarding the LP's heritage...
From:Detlef Drechsler
Date:January 6th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC)


Hi und ein wunderschönes Neues Jahr aus Lohmar.
Ich finde es einfach nur toll, dass Du die Serie fortsetzt und damit wahrscheinlich eine Menge Leute (mich eingeschlossen) glücklich machst, denn wann bekommt man schon mal solche Raritäten auf den Plattenteller.
Alle Gute aus Lohmar und mach weiter so.
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Date:January 6th, 2014 02:16 pm (UTC)


Hallo Big Dee,
freut mich echt, daß Dir RIP4 wohl gut gefallen hat, schließlich war es Deine Anregung, die den Startschuß auslöst hat......Ich bin mir bewußt, daß ich den guten LollyPope nicht ersetzen kann, aber dennoch bin ich mir seines Segens sicher... die Serie geht also weiter, auch wenn es immer schwieriger wird, Brit-Beat-Raritäten aufzutreiben, was meine Arbeit nur noch reizvoller macht....

Beste Grüße nach Lohmar!
Date:January 7th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)

Thanks a bunch!

Love your blog. Long time listener, first time commenter. Thank you for unearthing these great gems! Keep up the good work.

- Jonathan in Oakland, CA

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Date:January 8th, 2014 07:58 am (UTC)

Re: Thanks a bunch!

Hi Johnathan,
nice to hear from a "first-time commenter" , it really makes me happy you dig my selections. Txs for your appreciation my friend!
Date:January 24th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)

jerry james and the bandits

nice to see this track is still around
regards jerry james
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Date:January 26th, 2014 11:05 am (UTC)

Re: jerry james and the bandits

Hi Jerry
you might not believe it but your version of Chuck's most covered tune is one of my fave tracks here as it has a very special “private” atmosphere which in a pretty subtle way is growing on me the more I listen to it. (Three Step to Heaven, the flip-side no doubt is a winner as well). I don't remember where I dug this track up and I couldn't find any information on your group. Did you do any more recordings, maybe demos or acetates? I would love to feature more Bandits on a follow-up of this series.
Thanks for getting back, after 40+ years there still is some true fans around...
stay cool and best regards!
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From:Flat Ed
Date:March 20th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Great Site, I 've just been listening to Volume 4 and I'm off to discover some more, great work! Thanks.
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Date:March 20th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for your compliments my friend. there's good news: enough trax for vol. 5, so stand by!
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