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Intermezzo – Telstar! - 60s (mostly) uncomped
April 27th, 2014
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Intermezzo – Telstar!
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This is a long overdue ode to my all time hero Joe Meek. Back in last year’s November, Phil Milstein had collected 23 Telstars tunes for his fine blog "Probe is Turning-On the Peoeple" (http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe). I’ve added some more versions from my archive sending it all to my pal Michael Zoot from garagetapes.blogspot who dug up more rare Telstars from far away parts of the globe such as Nicaragua, Finland and Costa Rica making ít up to 31,5 stellar tracks. So buckle up, check ignition, and push the go-button! (and don’t send me any more versions, I won’t handle it!)

1/ Joe Meek - Telstar (demo) - UK
2/ Dave Adams - Telstar (demo) - UK
3/ Tornados – Telstar - UK
4/ Eagles – Telstar - UK
5/ Kenny Hollywood - Magic Star - UK
6/ Bud Ashton – Telstar - UK
7/ Ventures – Telstar - US, WA
8/ Music City Five – Telstar - US, TN?
9/ Al Casey – Telstar - US, CA
10/ Bobby Rydell – Telstar - US, PA
11/ Exotic Guitars – Telstar - US, CA
12/ Lively Ones - Telstar Surf - US, CA
13/ Margie Singleton - Magic Star (Tel-Star) - US, LA
14/ Spotnicks – Telstar - SWE
15/ Billy Vaughn – Telstar - US, KY
16/ Rene & Alligators – Telstar - NL
17/ Cees & his Skyliners - Rocking to Telstar - NL
18/ Zara's, Los – Telstar - ESP
19/ Marjana Derzaj – Telstar - YU
20/ Tides – Telstar - US, TN?
21/ Double IV - Magic Star (Telstar) - US, NY?
22/ Challengers – Telstar - US, CA
23/ Conchords – Telstar - US, PA
24/ Satan & D-Men - Telstar II - CAN
25/ Andre Brasseur – Telstar - BE
26/ Camillo Felgen - Irgendwann erwacht ein neuer Tag - LUX
27/ Rufos, Los – Telstar – COSTA RICA
28/ Apollo 100 – Telstar - UK
29/ L'Ingegner Giovanni & Famiglia – Telstar - I
30/ Velvett Fogg - Telstar '69 - UK
31/ Laila Halme – Telstar - FIN
32/ Beats, Los-Telstar (incomplete) - NICARAGUA

33/ Los Mustangs - Telstar - ESP
34/ I Campanino - Telstar - I
35/ Los Babys - Telstar - MX
36/ Les Fingers - Telstar - F
37/ Hurricane Strings - Telstar_NL
38/ Les Megatones - Telstar _CAN
39/ Compangons de la Cancons, Les_Telstar_CAN (63)

(7 comments | Leave a comment)

Date:May 3rd, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks, something to listen to on my boring work trip.
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Date:May 3rd, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
thx for your comment mate (I was worried none would ever stand 30+ Telstars....)

stay cool!
Date:May 11th, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
Fortunately I didn't lose my marbles. That was my first time hearing the lyrical version. Very cool
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Date:May 11th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "lose my marbels" but if you refer to Camillo Felgen's Irgendwann, that was a staple at Radio Luxemburg and probably my first encounter to the world of Pop, too (tho' Camillo was soon substituted by slightly hipper heroes...)

glad you dug the set!
Date:January 2nd, 2015 09:15 am (UTC)

Awesome Comp!!

Hello, my apologies for not saying anything in a while - pretty much everything you post is worthy of a comment in my eyes.

On Telstar: the original Joe Meek demo was best I thought, while that version by the Luxembourg guy freAKED ME out a little and wins the weirdest rendition to massage my ears. Also quite worthy of a mention are: Laila Halme, The Tornados, Los Beats, Dave Adams, Bud Ashton & Marjana Deržaj.

Happy year 2015

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Date:January 2nd, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Awesome Comp!!

Hey Nathan,

I'm glad you dig my selections. As for Camillo Felgens's Telstar, that was the opening track for a transmission called (I think) Top Twenty by Radio Luxembourg, apart from BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) the sole radio programm that would spin some British or US Beat in the early 60s in my place (Germany, Düsseldorf). Although he sure was a lame crooner his Telstar version is still in my ears.... Thanks for your kind linkes buddy!
Date:December 25th, 2017 02:35 am (UTC)
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