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UC167 - The Greeks Beat Back -Vol 3 - 60s (mostly) uncomped
January 29th, 2014
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UC167 - The Greeks Beat Back -Vol 3
The Zoo at the Whiskey A GoGo, Athens

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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Date:January 29th, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)


thanks, as always, for your incredible uncomped comps. looking forward to this one, unfortunately it is either corrupt or incomplete (download shows only 19 songs and gives out an error message). thanks again for all your hard work on these . . . always a treat to get them
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Date:January 30th, 2014 09:27 am (UTC)

Re: thanks

I'm sorry for the incomplete file; I've posted a new d/l-link just now which should be ok. Thanks for your nice words of appreciation!
Date:February 17th, 2014 03:34 am (UTC)


We played a few UC's at my favorite dive bar in Ottawa last Friday. 'Like The Way' by The Ressurection (us gems 18 I believe) blaring out of the huge speakers. Thank you so much Mr Levee.
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Date:February 17th, 2014 08:31 am (UTC)


I'm happy to read my selections make it as far as Ottawa; hope you hade a great party over there.

Thx for writing in and stay cool!
Date:February 17th, 2014 06:49 am (UTC)
Sorry that I spelled your name incorrectly.
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Date:February 17th, 2014 08:31 am (UTC)
. no problem at all!
Date:February 21st, 2014 02:54 pm (UTC)

Skip Battin

Hi Michael

I don't think Skip Battin is from Canada.
I think you're thinking of Skip *Spence* not Battin.
Thanks again for all the hard work!

Marc (Canada)
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Date:February 21st, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Skip Battin

.. sorry I mixed'em up, actually it should be Clyde “Skip” Battin, but you're right, nothing to do with Canada...(I'll correct that)
here's the link I got the info from (if you read Greek):

thx for your correction!

Edited at 2014-02-21 03:25 pm (UTC)
Date:May 13th, 2017 07:58 pm (UTC)

I am Greek (well half)!

Hello Mike,

This is my 3rd message for you today, I tried to download this after downloading the first 2, I did get all 4 albums from Youtube, but your selections have more songs, so I was hoping to get this one to, so can you please re-post this one, thanks!
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Date:May 14th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)

Re: I am Greek (well half)!

I'm moving from Bologna to MIlano these days I and can't get hold of my database. pls give me a few days, I won't forget!
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Date:May 17th, 2017 06:15 am (UTC)

Re: I am Greek (well half)!

here you go my half greek friend: http://www108.zippyshare.com/v/0mLjp5iC/file.html
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