Saturday, July 31, 2021

VA - The London American Story Rarities [2011] (3 x CD's)

 

RARITIES

VA - The London American Story Rarities [2011] (3 x CD's)

I could be rather picky in questioning whether a handful of the songs on this tremendous 3 CD collection, could ever be classified as "rarities". "Blue Suede Shoes", for example. Also "Earth Angel", "Matchbox" and "Ten Commandments Of Love", albeit a different version to the one I have on several other CD's. But the fact of the matter is that it really does no harm to hear a few better known numbers amongst a whole raft of these rare and obscure recordings. You make have little or nothing in your record collection by The Mints, Mac Wiseman, Alvadean Coker, Faye Adams or Werly Fairburn. Also, the original "See You Later Alligator" as performed by its composer Bobby Charles may have passed you by, as well as "Green Door" man Jim Lowe's improbable version of "Maybelline". Invest in this record and your collection will be suitably enhanced by these recordings. Importantly too, the quality of each track is excellent, and no sign that I could make out of lower-quality vinyl needle drops. And if there are a few singers there about whom you still know nothing, then a bit of googling to brush up your knowledge just somehow adds to the fun. Fantastic value for any follower of the era who wants to wander down the musical side streets and byways of the era. (Amazon)

This compilation collects rarities from the celebrated label. London-American was the prime UK outlet for U.S. hits in the 1950's and 1960's, introducing the British public to America's biggest stars.

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Track lists


CD1

01 Fontane Sisters Hearts Of Stone 2:09

02 Penguins Earth Angel 3:00

03 Jim Reeves Penny Candy 2:32

04 Fats Domino Love Me 1:57

05 Fontane Sisters Rock Love 1:57

06 Nappy Brown Don't Be Angry 2:21

07 Ruth Brown Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean 2:55

08 Bill Haley & His Rockets Farewell, So Long, Goodbye 2:20

09 Four Tophatters Go Baby, Go 2:05

10 Alvadean Coker We're Gonna Bop 2:14

11 Bill Haley & His Comets Rocking Chair On The Moon 2:51

12 LaVern Baker That Lucky Old Sun 2:53

13 Bobby Charles See You Later Alligator 2:50

14 Clyde McPhatter Seven Days 2:29

15 Fats Domino Bo Weevil 2:50

16 LaVern Baker Get Up Get Up (You Sleepy Head) 2:18

17 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes 2:03

18 Chuck Berry Downbound Train 2:50

19 Jim Lowe Maybelline 2:01

20 Hilltoppers Do The Bop 2:10

21 Willows Church Bells May Ring 2:25

22 Clyde McPhatter Treasure Of Love 2:09

23 Willie Dixon Crazy For My Baby 2:51

24 Big Joe Turner Corrine, Corrina 5:34

25 Ruth Brown I Want To Do More 2:52


CD2

01 Smiley Lewis One Night 2:27

02 Cadets I Want You 2:50

03 Clovers Hey Doll Baby 2:24

04 Sanford Clark Lonesome For A Letter 1:55

05 Betty Johnson Honky Tonk Rock 1:56

06 Big Joe Turner Boogie Woogie Country Girl 2:59

07 Clovers Your Tender Lips 2:56

08 Smiley Lewis Down Yonder (We Go Ballin') 2:42

09 Faye Adams I'll Be True 2:48

10 Drifters I Gotta Get Myself A Woman 2:18

11 Six Teens A Casual Look 2:26

12 Dick Lory Cool It Baby 2:33

13 Werly Fairburn All The Time 2:22

14 Fats Domino Honey Chile 1:48

15 George Hamilton IV If You Don't Know 4:26

16 Sonny Knight Confidential 2:35

17 Smiley Lewis Shame Shame Shame 1:56

18 Flamingos Would I Be Crying 3:01

19 Nappy Brown Little By Little 2:35

20 Clarence 'Frogman' Henry Ain't Got No Home 2:22

21 Barons Don't Walk Out 1:50

22 Merle Kilgore Ernie 1:46

23 LaVern Baker I Can't Love You Enough 2:41

24 Ruth Brown I Want To Be Loved 2:19

25 Carl Perkins Matchbox 2:31


CD3

01 Mac Wiseman Step It Up And Go 1:47

02 Mints Night Air 2:14

03 Gladiolas Sweetheart Please Don't Go 2:09

04 Roy Brown Saturday Night 2:18

05 Clyde McPhatter Just To Hold My Hand 2:20

06 Ivory Joe Hunter Empty Arms 2:42

07 Carl Perkins Glad All Over 1:42

08 Jim Lowe Rock-A-Chicka 1:54

09 Young Jessie Shuffle In The Gravel 2:29

10 Wayne Handy with Jim Thornton & His Band Say Yeah 2:28

11 Johnny Faire Till The Law Says Stop 2:19

12 Dale Wright & The Rock-Its She's Neat 2:00

13 Chuck Sims Little Pigeon 1:59

14 Kuf-Linx So Tough 2:22

15 Jackie Walker Only Teenagers Allowed 1:51

16 Carl McVoy Tootsie 2:27

17 Lee Andrews & The Hearts Try The Impossible 3:07

18 Johnnie & Joe Over The Mountain, Across The 2:19

19 Dubs Beside My Love 2:16

20 Drifters Drip Drop 2:30

21 Harvey & The Moonglows Ten Commandments Of Love 4:04

22 Jesse Lee Turner Shake Baby Shake 2:12

23 Mel Robbins Save It 2:06

24 Vernon Taylor Mystery Train 2:32

25 Sonny Burgess Sadie's Back In Town 2:24

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Friday, July 30, 2021

VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul [1997] (6 x CD's) + VA - New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75 Vol. 01 - 04 [2000-2016] (4 x CD's)

  

                  

BEST FUNK N' SOUL

VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul  [1997]  (6 x CD's) + VA - New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75 Vol. 01 - 04 [2000-2016] (4 x CD's)

VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul  [1997]

An essential collection of 60's Soul, Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul also contains a set of collectors' trading cards featuring a song on each card, the artist performing, and details about each song's history. Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package Boxed. Six CDs and 144 songs of classic 60's soul, including selections by every major performer in the idiom (except for Sam Cooke and Sly Stone, who were unavailable for licensing reasons), as well as numerous influential minor performers, one-shot artists, and just plain unknowns. The music is classic, and the packaging is an event in itself, with the discs enclosed in a mock briefcase for carrying 45 singles, and trading cards for each song on the volume that have photos and trivia questions on front, and mini essays on the back. (Amazon)

VA - New Orleans Funk Vol. 01 - 04 [2000-2016]

The excellent long dormant series of New Orleans R&B compilations from Soul Jazz Records has been resuscitated here. Soul Jazz Records ‘New Orleans Funk’ series of releases really define the unique sound of New Orleans. New Orleans long musical journey begins at Congo Square with the creation of jazz, the original Creole culture clash of African heritage and European instrumentation.

This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The albums here are also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. They cover the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid 1970's. The record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early 1900's. A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New Orleans Funk. Reviews: "A Perfect Primer For Funk Fans" Q (Top 5 albums of the year) "Probably the finest compilation that Soul Jazz has released. (Amazon)


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Track lists


VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!

CD1

01 Soul Clan That's How It Feels 3:36

02 Delfonics La - La - Means I Love You 3:18

03 Fantastic Four The Whole World Is A Stage 2:55

04 Ben E. King Stand By Me 2:57

05 Precisions You're The Best (That Ever Did It) 2:53

06 O.V. Wright Eight Men, Four Women 3:06

07 Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts 2:59

08 Toussaint Mccall Nothing Takes The Place Of You 3:27

09 Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number 2:45

10 Mad Lads I Don't Want To Lose Your Love 2:22

11 Jackson 5 Who's Lovin You 4:23

12 Garnet Mimms Cry Baby 3:27

13 Brenda & The Tabulations Dry Your Eyes 2:44

14 Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready 3:05

15 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage 3:02

16 Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 3:18

17 Otis Clay That's How It Is (When You're In Love) 2:39

18 Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration 2:55

19 Barbara Lewis Baby, I'm Yours 2:30

20 Percy Sledge It Tears Me Up 2:50

21 Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man 2:52

22 Deon Jackson Love Makes The World Go Round 2:37

23 Al Green & The Soul Mates Back Up Train 2:21

24 Impressions Choice Of Colors 3:17


CD2

01 Dynamics Ice Cream Song 3:18

02 Otis Redding I've Been Loving You Too Long 2:56

03 Dells Stay In My Corner 2:53

04 Jackie Ross Selfish One 3:20

05 Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl 3:36

06 William Bell Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday 2:39

07 Joe Hinton Funny 3:04

08 Aaron Neville Wrong Number (I Am Sorry Goodbye) 2:52

09 Tony Clarke The Entertainer 2:35

10 Leon Haywood It's Got To Be Mellow 2:26

11 Tyrone Davis Can I Change My Mind 2:50

12 Bobby Hebb Sunny 2:49

13 Intruders Cowboys To Girls 2:37

14 Dionne Warwick Don't Make Me Over 2:50

15 Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby 2:43

16 Bobby Womack Fly Me To The Moon 2:57

17 Billy Stewart I Do Love You 3:06

18 Radiants Voice Your Choice 2:36

19 James And Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet 3:02

20 Esther Phillips Release Me 3:19

21 Gene Chandler Rainbow 2:54

22 Jay Wiggins Sad Girl 2:20

23 Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care 2:23

24 Ray Charles In The Heat Of The Night 3:24

25 Lorraine Ellison Stay With Me 3:29


CD3

01 Shorty Long Function At The Junction 2:50

02 King Curtis Memphis Soul Stew 2:58

03 Dobie Gray The In Crowd 2:52

04 Starlets (The Blue-Belles) I Sold My Heart To The Junkman 2:28

05 Barbara Acklin Love Makes A Woman 2:57

06 O'jays Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) 2:44

07 Bettye Swann Make Me Yours 2:59

08 Clifford Curry She Shot A Hole In My Soul 2:20

09 Betty Everett You're No Good 2:24

10 Ikettes I'm Blue 2:33

11 Four Tops Seven Rooms Of Gloom 2:34

12 Aretha Franklin (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone 2:26

13 Young Holt Trio Wack Wack 3:01

14 Solomon Burke Got To Get You Off My Mind 2:36

15 Martha And The Vandellas You've Been In Love Too Long 3:03

16 James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man 2:42

17 Fontella Bass Rescue Me 2:54

18 Joe Tex Show Me 2:57

19 Gladys Knight And The Pips Friendship Train 3:47

20 Knight Bros. Temptation 'bout To Get Me 3:26

21 Clarence Carter Snatching It Back 2:42

22 Lou Rawls Dead End Street Monologue Dead End Street 3:47

21 Clarence Carter Snatching It Back 2:42

22 Lou Rawls Dead End Street Monologue Dead End Street 3:47


CD4

01 James Brown Out Of Sight 2:24

02 Esquires Get On Up 2:24

03 Jerry Butler Only The Strong Survive 2:38

04 Willie Tee Teasin' You 2:45

05 Mel & Tim Backfield In Motion 2:32

06 Erma Franklin Piece Of My Heart 2:37

07 Chuck Jackson I Don't Want To Cry 2:16

08 O'kaysions Girl Watcher 2:37

09 Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her 2:38

10 Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y 2:56

11 C & The Shells You Are The Circus 3:02

12 Wilson Pickett I'm In Love 2:32

13 Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces Searching For My Love 2:33

14 Velvelettes He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' 2:34

15 Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind 2:43

16 Don Covay Seesaw 3:02

17 Showmen 39-21-46 3:02

18 Ike & Tina Turner A Fool In Love 2:55

19 Mary Wells Bye Bye Baby 2:55

20 Brenton Wood The Oogum Boogum Song 2:30

21 Doris Troy Just One Look 2:32

22 Booker T & The Mgs Time Is Tight 3:15


CD5

01 Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music 2:22

02 Meters Cissy Strut 3:04

03 Archie Bell And The Drells Tighten Up 2:40

04 Bob And Earl Harlem Shuffle 2:55

05 Freddie Scott Are You Lonely For Me 3:15

06 Howard Tate Stop 2:48

07 Bull And The Matadors The Funky Judge 2:36

08 Soul Brothers Six Some Kind Of Wonderful 2:43

09 Major Lance The Monkey Time 2:49

10 Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart 2:57

11 Alvin Cash And The Crawlers Twine Time 2:25

12 Gloria Jones Tainted Love 2:14

13 Joe Jeffrey Group My Pledge Of Love 2:47

14 Rex Garvin Sock It To 'em J.B. Part 1 2:41

15 Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness 2:49

16 Lee Rogers I Want You To Have Everything 2:30

17 Shirley Ellis The Nitty Gritty 2:16

18 Rodger Collins She's Looking Good 2:29

19 Cliff Nobles And Co. The Horse 2:56

20 Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love 2:52

21 Bobby Patterson T.C.B Or T.Y.A. 2:50

22 Little Milton Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) 2:41

23 Isley Brothers It's Your Thing 2:51

24 Darrell Banks Open The Door To Your Heart 2:31

25 Soul Sisters I Can't Stand It 2:43

26 Dyke And The Blazers We Got More Soul 2:42


CD6

01 Jackie Wilson Baby Workout 3:02

2 Edwin Starr Agent Double-O-Soul 2:46

03 Robert Parker Barefootin' 2:32

04 Marvelows I Do 2:29

05 Sir Mack Rice Mustang Sally 3:06

06 Soul Survivors Expressway To Your Heart 2:23

07 Capitols Cool Jerk 2:36

08 Jj Jackson But It's Alright 2:54

09 Etta James Tell Mama 2:23

10 Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache 2:44

11 Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You 2:29

12 Rufus Thomas The Memphis Train 2:35

13 Mar-Keys Last Night 2:39

14 Five Du-Tones Shake A Tail Feather 2:25

15 Contours First I Look At The Purse 3:07

16 Eddie Floyd Big Bird 3:03

17 Bob Kuban & The In-Men The Cheater 2:41

18 Marvelettes Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead 2:26

19 Jr Walker & The All Stars Shake And Fingerpop 2:46

20 Fantastic Johnny C Boogaloo Down Broadway 2:44

21 Bar-Kays Soul Finger 2:21

22 Kim Weston Take Me In Your Arms 2:59

23 Eddie Holland Leaving Here 2:34

24 David Ruffin My Whole World Ended 3:30

25 Show Stoppers Ain't Nothin' But A House Party 2:40


VA - New Orleans Funk 

Vol. 01

01 Meters Handclapping Song 2:56

02 Explosions Hip Drop 2:37

03 Lee Dorsey Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further 3:04

04 Gentleman June Gardner It's Gonna Rain 2:17

05 Eddie Bo Check Your Bucket 2:40

06 Professor Longhair Big Chief 2:09

07 Huey 'piano' Smith & His Clowns Free, Single and Disengaged 2:11

08 Chuck Carbo Can I Be Your Squeeze 2:30

09 Aaron Neville Hercules 4:12

10 Mary Jane Hooper I've Got Reasons 2:33

11 Gaturs Gator Bait 2:44

12 Allen Toussaint Get Out of My Life, Woman 3:03

13 Cyril Neville Tell Me What's on Your Mind 2:08

14 Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band Handa Wanda 3:16

15 Various Love Lots of Lovin' 2:59

16 Explosions Garden of Four Trees 2:41

17 Ernie & the Top Notes Dap Walk 3:08

18 Meters Just Kissed My Baby 4:40

19 Marilyn Barbarin Reborn 2:25

20 Dr John Mama Roux 2:58

21 Danny White Natural Soul Brother 2:20

22 Eddie Bo Hook 'n' Sling (Part 2) 2:20

23 Ernie K. Doe Here Come the Girls 3:05

24 Robert Parker Hip-Huggin 2:43


Vol. 02

01 Cyril Neville Gossip 2:34

02 Eddie Bo If It's Good to You (It's Good for You) 2:29

03 Ray J Right Place Wrong Time 2:54

04 Meters Chicken Strut 2:44

05 Allen Toussaint Tequila 3:10

06 Prime Mates Hot Tamales 2:36

07 Betty Harris Show It 2:54

08 Lee Dorsey Four Corners 2:50

09 Bonnie, Sheila You Keep Me Hanging On 2:42

10 Gaturs Yeah You're Right, You Know You're Right 2:25

11 Danny White & Linda Nail The Twitch 2:20

12 Inell Young What Do You See In Her 3:01

13 Earl King Street Parade 3:13

14 Eddie Bo The Rubber Band 2:02

15 Benny Spellman Fortune Teller 2:12

16 Warren Lee Mama Said We Cant Get Married 2:53

17 Betty Harris Twelve Red Roses 2:30

18 Joe Chopper Soul Pusher 2:53

19 Eddie Bo Hey Bo 2:09

20 Johnny Moore Haven't I Been Good To You 2:53

21 Elder Jimmy Hicks Mr Big Stuff 2:32

22 Warren Lee Funky Bell 3:03

23 G. Davis; R. Tyler Hold on Help Is On It's Way 2:23

24 Art Neville Bo Diddley 2:42

25 Porgy Jones The Dapp 3:21


Vol. 03

01 Willie West & the Meters Fairchild 3:16

02 Professor Longhair Go to the Mardi Gras 2:46

03 Betty Harris Trouble with My Lover 2:47

04 Tony Owens Got a Get My Baby Back Home 2:33

05 Lee Dorsey Little Baby 2:50

06 Dixie Cups Two Way Poc a Way 2:47

07 Eldridge Holmes If I Were a Carpenter 2:53

08 Dirty Dozen Brass Band Do It Fluid 5:12

09 Lee Dorsey & the Meters What You Want 3:14

10 Explosions Jockey Ride (Parts 1 & 2) 5:14

11 Allen Toussaint We the People 2:47

12 Chuck Carbo Take Care Your Homework Friend 2:27

13 Betty Harris What'd I Do Wrong 2:41

14 Eldridge Holmes The Book 3:30

15 Deacons Fagged Out 3:00

16 Diamond Joe Gossip Gossip 2:43

17 Professor Longhair Big Chief Part 2 2:30

18 Rubaiyats Omar Khayyam 2:14


Vol. 04

01 Eldridge Holmes Pop, Popcorn Children 2:51

02 Gus 'The Groove' Lewis Let the Groove Move You 2:54

03 Dave Bartholomew The Monkey 2:28

04 Chocolate Milk Action Speaks Louder Than Words 3:31

05 James K-Nine Live It Up 2:52

06 Lou Johnson Frisco Here I Come 2:53

07 Norma Jean No Competition 2:28

08 James Waynes Junco Partner (Worthless Man) 2:28

09 David Robinson I'm a Carpenter (Pt. 1) 2:15

10 Barons Ltd Making It Better 2:16

11 Johnny Adams You Make a New Man Out of Me 2:55

12 Clifton Chenier And His Red Hot Louisiana Band Party Down 4:35

13 Eddie Bo Can You Handle It 2:43

14 Bob French's Storyville Jazz Band Y'er Comes the Funky Man 2:36

15 Joe Haywood Play Me a Cornbread Song 2:38

16 Betty Harris I'm Gonna Git Ya 2:19

17 Chuck Colbert; Viewpoint Stay 2:45

18 Zilla Mayes All I Want Is You 2:10

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MUSIC DOCUMENTARY #25 Summer Of Soul ...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised MP4

 

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY #25

Summer Of Soul ...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised  MP4

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is an American documentary film directed by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2021 and had a limited theatrical release in the United States on June 25, 2021, before expanding on July 2, 2021 theatrically by Searchlight Pictures and digitally via Hulu. It received acclaim from critics, with praise aimed at the footage restoration.

The documentary examines the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in Harlem and lasted for six weeks. Despite having a large attendance and performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Sly and the Family Stone, the festival was seen as obscure in pop culture, something that the documentarians investigate. (Wikipedia)

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

VA - Aussie Power Pop (A Butterboy Compilation) (6 x CD's) PART 2

 

AUSTRALIAN POWER POP.

VA - Aussie Power Pop (A Butterboy Compilation) (6 x CD's)

Power pop is one of the most enduring subgenres within rock 'n' roll, with catchy hooks and recognizable guitar riffs. Power pop is a harder type of pop-rock that combines classic rock band instrumentation - guitar, bass, drums, and occasional keyboards with catchy pop hooks highlighting the lead vocalist. 

Power Pop is a cross between the crunching hard rock of the Who (Who's Pete Townshend in 1967 conder the phrase "power pop" to describe their style of music) and the sweet melodicism of the Beatles and Beach Boys and with the ringing guitars of the Byrds. There are four main attributes of the Power Pop sound: Hook-driven short songs, Jangley guitars, Personal lyrical subjects and a strong overlap with New Wave.

Although several bands of the early 70's established the sound of power pop, it wasn't until the late 70' s that a whole group of like-minded bands emerged. What tied all of these bands together was their love of the three-minute pop single.  Power-pop bands happened to emerge around the same time of punk, so they were swept along with the new wave because their brief, catchy songs fit into the post-punk aesthetic.  During the early '80s, power pop died away as a hip movement, and nearly all of the bands broke up. However, in the late 80's, a new breed of power pop began to form. The new bands blended traditional power pop with alternative rock sensibilities and sounds.  While these bands gained the attention of hip circles, many of the original power-pop groups began recording new material and releasing it on independent labels. In the early 90's compilation series gathered together highlights from these re-activated power poppers, as well as new artists that worked in a traditional power-pop vein. Throughout the early and '90's, this group of independent, grass-roots power-pop bands gained a small but dedicated cult following

Australia developed its own style of Power pop and whilst similar in attributed to worldwide power pop stills selected its own flavour. Here are 120 tracks, over two volumes, of euphoric power-pop brilliance from down under.

Following on from last week's Volume 1, here is ...

PART 2 Volume 02 - CD1+CD2+CD3

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Track lists


Volume 02  CD1

61 You Am I Mr. Milk 3:15

62 Pyramidiacs No Soul 3:33

63 Pearson Panaphobia 4:50

64 Runners Pleasure Zone 3:22

65 Innocents Sooner Or Later 3:45

66 Dom Mariani Real Friend 3:25

67 Summer Suns Samantha 3:31

68 Supahip Satellite 4:36

69 Swerve She's Not There 3:23

70 Green Circles Paper, Scissors, Rock 3:22

71 Heroes To-Nite 4:05

72 Someloves Know You Know 3:44

73 Magneto Leaving Look 3:02

74 End of Fashion O Yeah 3:02

75 Carus Thompson You Can't Find Me 4:00

76 Wellingtons Baby's Got a Secret 3:44

77 Heroes Baby's Had a Taste 3:23

78 Dubrovniks Fireball of Love 2:49

79 Gigantic Cold Shoulder 3:10

80 Neon Hit Me Again 2:43


Volume 02  CD2

81 Screaming Tribesmen Igloo 4:00

82 Flanders Shameless 3:49

83 We All Want To I'm Still Waiting 5:46

84 You Am I Jolly's First Time Around the Sun 4:36

85 Pink Tiles State of the Nation 1:56

86 Finkers Just Call Tracy 2:51

87 Juke Savages Love is Gonna Save You 3:05

88 Clones Tired of Hiding (A-Side) 2:53

89 Neptunes Love Sign 4:03

90 Icecream Hands Uncle Robert's Questionnaire 3:53

91 Fast Cars No Love Today 4:18

92 Michael Carpenter & King's Rd Nothing in the World 3:15

93 Superscope Ppy 3:50

94 Booby Traps Scratch My Back 2:43

95 Orphans See You (B-Side) 3:02

96 Affections This is Love 3:18

97 Stoneage Hearts Sick of You 3:26

98 Summer Suns Why I Fell 3:38

99 Fallon Cush The Trouble With a Moonlit Night 4:04

100 Even Stupid Dream 2:58


Volume 02  CD3

101 Supahip Something's Gotta Give 4:29

102 Riffs I'm Not Just Another Boy 3:14

103 Innocents The B Side 2:46

104 Decline of the Reptiles Time Stands Still 4:42

105 Dolly Rocker Movement Side of Town 3:44

106 Danny McDonald Too Much Fun 2:45

107 Ronson Hangup Tragic 4:43

108 Even as We Speak Slugman 3:59

109 Dm3 Show You 2:33

110 Marigolds Waiting in Line 2:44

111 City Lights What You Gonna Do 3:44

112 Scruffs Trash 3:03

113 Montana Towtruck 2:17

114 Chevelles Sunshine 4:34

115 Starky That's How I'll Know You 3:19

116 Stanleys What Are We Gonna Do 2:42

117 Mad Turks From Istanbul Seeing Was Believing 1:40

118 Eastern Dark Walking 3:31

119 Genes All She Wants is the Money 3:01

120 Riptides Only Time 3:17

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

VA - New Orleans Gumbo, Absolutely Essential Collection [2016] (3 x CD's)

 

NEW ORLEANS GUMBO

VA - New Orleans Gumbo, Absolutely Essential Collection [2016] (3 x CD's)

This selection of 60 top-notch songs illustrates why New Orleans was considered the musical melting pot in the 1950's and early 1960's. The cosmopolitan city brought all its influences together, created its very own sound and produced the best hits in the genres of rock 'n' roll, R'n'B and pop of all time. If you don't own any other such compilations, this is a great way to get a very nice collection. It is unfortunate that the packaging of this set has such a minimalist approach and does not include a booklet or any liner notes beyond the most basic track listing information. (Amazon)

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CD1

01 Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame 2:26

02 Little Richard Tutti Frutti 2:22

03 Dave Bartholomew Tra-La-La 2:29

04 Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy 2:30

05 Dave Bartholomew My Ding-a-Ling 2:13

06 Clarence Garlow New Bon Ton Roulay 2:53

07 Little Richard Rip It Up 2:18

08 Guitar Slim The Things That I Used to Do 3:00

09 Fats Domino Blue Monday 2:14

10 Lloyd Price Chee Koo Baby 2:11

11 Professor Longhair Tipitina 2:37

12 Bobby Charles See You Later, Alligator 2:48

13 Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking 2:43

14 Sugar Boy & His Cane Cutters Jock-a-Mo 2:24

15 Spiders I Didn't Want to Do It 2:40

16 Hawks I-Yi 2:37

17 Pee Wee Crayton You Know Yeah 2:32

18 Hawketts Mardi Gras Mambo 2:10

19 Smiley Lewis Real Gone Lover 2:31

20 Bobby Mitchell Try Rock'n'roll 2:07


CD2

21 Little Richard Long Tall Sally 2:09

22 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill 2:20

23 Shirley & Lee Let the Good Times Roll 2:21

24 Clarence Frogman Henry Ain't Got No Home 2:20

25 Smiley Lewis One Night 2:17

26 Little Richard Lucille 2:24

27 Huey "piano" Smith & The Clowns Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu 2:14

28 Allen Toussaint Java 1:52

29 Roy Montrell (Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone 2:21

30 Eddie Bo I'm Wise (Slippin' and Slidin') 2:12

31 Dave Bartholomew Shrimp and Gumbo 2:04

32 Art Neville Oooh-Wee Baby 2:09

33 Bobby Charles Laura Lee 2:09

34 Lee Allen Walkin' with Mr.Lee 2:24

35 Jerry Byrne Lights Out 1:51

36 Paul Gayten Nervous Boogie 2:18

37 Huey "piano" Smith & The Clowns Don't You Just Know It 2:28

38 Jimmy Clanton & His Rockets Just a Dream 2:29

39 Paul Gayten Windy 1:43

40 Art Neville Arabian Love Call 2:25


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41 Frankie Ford Sea Cruise 2:46

42 Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly 2:09

43 Fats Domino Be My Guest 2:00

44 Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law 2:26

45 Lee Dorsey Ya Ya 2:24

46 Chris Kenner I Like It Like That 1:55

47 Clarence Frogman Henry But I Do 2:18

48 Dr. John Storm Warning 3:19

49 Professor Longhair Go to the Mardi Gras 2:53

50 Joe Jones You Talk Too Much 2:30

51 Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Pts. 1 & 2) 4:24

52 Aaron Neville Over You 2:15

53 Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans 1:59

54 Irma Thomas Cry On 2:25

55 Ernie K-Doe Ta-ta-Te-ta-Ta 2:39

56 Diamond Joe Moanin' and Screamin' (Pts. 1 & 2) 6:40

57 Showmen It Will Stand 2:14

58 Lee Dorsey Do-Re-Mi 2:11

59 Barbara George I Know 2:18

60 Willie Harper New Kind of Love 2:20

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BB'S LUCKY DIP # 26

BB'S LUCKY DIP # 26


Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 


Today's links: OBSCURE FUNKY SOUL


"Funkers are people who dig the funk; Little funkers, Big funkers, Old funkers, Young funkers, Foxy funkers, Mother funkers, Papa funkers"... Rick James..

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

VA - Ripples Volumes 01 - 08 [1999 - 2020] (8 x CD's)

 

UK RIPPLES

VA - Ripples Volumes 01 - 08 [1999 - 2020] (8 x CD's)

This series by Castle Music and Sequel Records  presents 8 volumes of 60's West Coast Harmony Sound as heard in the UK. The series never runs out of steam offering up some true UK gems, some well know artists and many generally obscure/rare British tracks. A fabulous mixture of Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Sunshine Pop, Pop Rock, Vocal, Ballad, Beat, Freakbeat, Soul, Soft Rock, Surf, and Psychedelic Pop and Folk Baroque sounds. The first 6 CD's have 30 tracks each of generally obscure 60's British pop in a clean, bright, often cloying style with lots of cheerful vocal harmonies. Lots of gems here, a very solid listen all the way through. Excellent collection if you like 60's pop with an edge then this is for you. The last two discs follow the same pattern but only have 29 tracks each. 

Included in this series is:

VA - Ripples Vol. 01, Look at the Sunshine (British Summer Tyme Pop) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 02, Dream Time (British Sunshine Pop) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 03, Autumn Almanac (The British Soft Rock Sound) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 04, Uptown Girls & Big City Boys (The 60's Brit Building Sound) [1999]

VA - Ripples Vol. 05, Beach Bash (British Surf Pop & Frat Rock Rarities) [2000]

VA - Ripples Vol. 06, Jingle Jangle Mornings (British Sixties Folk-Rock Rarities) [2000]

VA - Ripples Vol. 07, Rainbows (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities) [2000]

VA - Ripples Vol. 08, Butterfly (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities) [2002]

The entire 238 tracks is almost too pretty for words at times. Everything here is pleasant and most of it is extremely well played and well sung and the sound is excellent throughout. 


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Track lists


Ripples Vol. 01, Look At The Sunshine (British Summer Tyme Pop)

01 Freshmen Look at the Sunshine 2:20

02 Bystanders Royal Blue Summer Sunshine Day 3:11

03 Ivy League My World Fell Down 2:50

04 Episode Six Put Yourself in My Place 2:29

05 Knack (Uk) Younger Girl 2:48

06 Rockin' Berries The Water is Over My Head 2:44

07 Autumn My Little Girl 2:58

08 Timon The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane 2:19

09 Karen Young Wonderful Summer 2:43

10 Searchers Have You Ever Loved Somebody 2:38

11 Strangers Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) 2:24

12 Steve Hammond I Think We're Alone Now 2:13

13 Kinks Sunny Afternoon 3:33

14 Charles Dickens Hey Little Girl 2:11

15 Bystanders 98.6 3:19

16 Others (Up on Air) Air-O-Plane Ride 2:24

17 Sands of Time Where Did We Go Wrong 3:07

18 Chevlons Too Long Alone 2:49

19 Ivy League Graduation Day 2:13

20 Strangers You Didn't Have to Be So Nice 2:21

21 Factotums Here Today 2:45

22 Rockin' Berries Poor Man's Son 2:37

23 Episode Six Sunshine Girl 2:49

24 Hellions Tomorrow Never Comes 2:23

25 Sands of Time Love Found a Way to My Heart 2:45

26 Lancastrians We'll Sing in the Sunshine 2:35

27 New Formula Do it Again a Little Bit Slower 2:33

28 Knack (Uk) Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind 2:05

29 Petula Clark Groovin' (Edit) 2:15

30 Silver Lining Bye Goodbye 2:56


Ripples Vol. 02, Dream Time (British Sunshine Pop)

01 Settlers Major to Minor 2:59

02 Searchers Popcorn Double Feature 2:58

03 Montanas You've Got to Be Loved 2:52

04 Rockin Berries He's in Town 2:37

05 Lancastrians Lonely Man 2:47

06 Factotums In My Room 2:09

07 Peanut Home of the Brave 2:50

08 Wedgewoods Summer Love 2:15

09 Ramblers Two Today is the Highway 2:40

10 Chosen Few I Won't Be Around Any More 2:43

11 Ivy League Funny How Love Can Be 2:08

12 Barley Bree Sometime in the Morning 2:44

13 John Summers Looking in Windows 2:33

14 Others Mr Dieingly Sad 2:41

15 Autumn Sun Sunshine 2:45

16 Dee King Sally Go Round the Roses 3:13

17 John Carter & Terry Kennedy It's Your Turn to Cry 2:47

18 Factotums Easy Said Easy Done 2:12

19 Searchers Western Union 2:28

20 Rockin Berries She's Not Like Any Girl 2:13

21 Ivy League Running Round in Circles 2:11

22 Bystanders Pattern People 2:42

23 Chosen Few So Much to Look Forward To 2:42

24 Trev Gordon Everyone Knows 2:24

25 Bystanders Make Up Your Mind 2:55

26 Montanas Sammy 2:35

27 Freshmen Make it With You 3:13

28 Small Four One Up One Me 2:55

29 Episode Six I Hear Trumpets Blow 2:31

30 Rainbow People Dreaming 2:27


Ripples Vol. 03, Autumn Almanac (The British Soft Rock Sound)

01 Knack (Uk) (The Man From The) Marriage Guidance and Advice Bureau 3:49

02 Kyte Frosted Panes 2:11

03 Peter Nelson Don't Make Promises 2:25

04 Uglys End of the Season 2:51

05 Rockin’ Berries Barterers and Their Wives 2:41

06 Settlers Till Winter Follows Spring 2:28

07 Searchers Second Hand Dealer 3:45

08 Tonny Jordaan The Wind Calls 2:59

09 Ivy League That's Why I'm Crying 2:36

10 Neo Maya I Won't Hurt You 2:33

11 Frugal Sound Norwegian Wood 1:57

12 Donovan The Summer Day Reflection Song 2:12

13 Beatmen Now the Sun Has Gone 2:39

14 Montanas Take My Hand 2:20

15 Episode Six Morning Dew 3:02

16 Peanut Thank Goodness for the Rain 2:21

17 Factotums Cloudy 2:01

18 Ivy League Don't Worry Baby 3:08

19 Freshmen Just to See You Smile 3:21

20 Kes Wyndham Broken Bicycle 2:19

21 Kinks Autumn Almanac 3:11

22 Frugal Sound I'm on Your Side 1:49

23 Searchers Goodbye My Love 2:59

24 Wedgewoods September in the Rain 2:16

25 Episode Six Here, There and Everywhere 2:11

26 Mike Hazelwood Fine White Stallion 2:55

27 Greenbeats So Sad 2:47

28 Sight & the Sound Jackie 2:27

29 West Coast Consortium Looking Back 3:00

30 James Galt Comes the Dawn 2:31


Ripples Vol. 04, Uptown Girls & Big City Boys (The 60s Brit Building Sound)

01 Wolves At the Club 2:42

02 Rockin’ Berries Across the Street 2:03

03 Tammy St. John Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways 3:29

04 Tony Jackson Stage Door 2:25

05 Bystanders (You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself 2:24

06 Julie Grant Up on the Roof 2:16

07 Wackers The Girl Who Wanted Fame 3:20

08 Carl Wayne & the Vikings You Could Be Fun (At the End of a Party) 2:04

09 Petula Clark Who Am I ? 2:21

10 Ivy League A Girl Like You 2:03

11 Terry Anton Leave a Little Love 3:16

12 Gary & Jan Do You Want Me to Tell Him 3:18

13 Chants She's Mine 2:14

14 Sands of Time Spanish Harlem 3:00

15 Dana Gillespie Pay You Back With Interest 2:51

16 Searchers Someday We're Gonna Love Again 1:59

17 Doddie West In the Deep of the Night 2:29

18 Migil 5 One Hundred Years 2:55

19 Antoinette I'm for You 2:23

20 Precious Few Young Girl 3:00

21 Montanas Ciao Baby 2:40

22 Breakaways Here She Comes 2:27

23 Rockin’ Berries Dawn (Go Away) 2:35

24 Searchers When You Walk in the Room 2:22

25 Julie Grant Baby Baby (I Still Love You) 2:39

26 Ivy League Lonely City 2:00

27 Long John Baldry Goin' Out of My Head 2:33

28 Glo Macari He Knows I Love Him Too Much 2:40

29 Pat Lynch I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing 2:44

30 Julie Rogers Long After Tonight is All Over 3:05


Ripples Vol. 05, Beach Bash (British Surf Pop & Frat Rock Rarities)

01 Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band Beach Bash 2:22

02 Episode Six Mighty Morris Ten 2:23

03 Freshmen Go Granny Go 2:23

04 Peter's Faces Just Like Romeo and Juliet 2:21

05 Chants I Don't Care 1:57

06 Saints [Uk] Wipe Out 3:01

07 Ivy League Almost Grown 2:24

08 Kinks Louie Louie 2:57

09 Gates of Eden 1 to 7 2:26

10 Imp-Acts The Dum-Dum Song 2:25

11 Lancastrians Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key) 2:29

12 Petula Clark Ya Ya Twist 2:15

13 Eagles [Uk] Pipeline 2:19

14 Freshmen Papa Oom Mow Mow 2:11

15 Viscounts Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp Bomp Bomp) 2:46

16 Undertakers Mashed Potatoes 2:13

17 Kenny Bernard & the Wranglers The Tracker 2:43

18 Ivy League We're Having a Party 2:22

19 Eileen Reed & the Cadets Baby Roo 2:43

20 John Paul Jones Baja 2:15

21 Searchers Love Potion No. 9 2:05

22 Carousels The Run-Run 2:33

23 College Boys Good Times 2:25

24 Chants Come Go With Me 2:31

25 Simone Jackson Pop Pop Pop-Pie 2:21

26 Ahab & the Wailers Cleopatra's Needle 2:11

27 Ivy League Dance to the Locomotion 2:30

28 Jimmy Justice Limbo Rock 2:17

29 Roulettes La Bamba 2:29

30 Karen Young Let's Start the Party Again 2:19


Ripples Vol. 06, Jingle Jangle Mornings (British Sixties Folk-Rock Rarities)

01 Searchers Take Me for What I'm Worth 2:40

02 Cops & Robbers It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 3:37

03 First Gear Gotta Make Their Future Bright 1:59

04 Overlanders Go Where You Wanna Go 2:22

05 Gary Benson This Man's Got No Luck 2:43

06 Michael Leslie Penny Arcade 2:12

07 Kenny Bernard Hey Woman 2:58

08 Factotums Absolutely Sweet Marie 3:00

09 Donovan Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) 3:09

10 Nicholas Hammond Don't Switch Off the Moon Mr. Spaceman 2:18

11 Paul Arnold Somewhere in a Rainbow 3:01

12 Epics Just How Wrong You Can Be 2:38

13 Michelle Fisher When You Walk in the Room 2:41

14 Mark Wynter Can I Get to Know You Better 2:21

15 Ivy League Don't Think Twice, It's Alright 2:34

16 Five's Company Dejection 3:02

17 Searchers What Have They Done to the Rain 2:32

18 Tony Jordan Long Black Hair of Bonny 3:12

19 Knack Dolly Catcher Man 2:52

20 Pythagoras Theorem Give a Damn 3:17

21 Kytes Blessed 2:31

22 Bystanders Painting the Time 2:29

23 Montanas Difference of Opinion 2:42

24 Hellions Daydreaming of You 2:06

25 Ludlows You Were on My Mind 2:03

26 Paul Arnold Got a Feeling 2:32

27 Slade Brothers Don't You Cry Over Me 2:12

28 Ugly's Wake Up My Mind 2:46

29 Settlers Early Morning Rain 2:53

30 Sorrows Don't Sing No Sad Songs for Me 2:20


Ripples Vol. 07, Rainbows (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities)

01 Consortium When the Day Breaks 3:29

02 Homer's Knods Mr. Rainbow 2:18

03 Montanas You're Making a Big Mistake 2:50

04 Rockin' Berries You're My Girl 2:22

05 Freshmen Carpet Man 2:55

06 Two of Each Trust 2:38

07 Ivy League I Could Make You Fall in Love 2:12

08 Cookies To See Such Fun 2:47

09 West Coast Consortium Some Other Someday 2:56

10 Simmons Take Me Where the Sun Shines 2:54

11 Generation Gap Reach the Top 2:38

12 Flying Machine Hey Little Girl 3:02

13 Petula Clark Monday Monday 2:53

14 Overlanders Don't Let it Happen Again 2:21

15 Thursday's Children Just You 3:01

16 Jefferson Montage 2:51

17 Rainbow People Rainbows 2:32

18 Rod & Carolyn Love is Where You Are 2:37

19 Ivy League Tossin' and Turnin' 2:27

20 Freshmen When the Summer Comes 2:49

21 Strangers Mary, Mary 2:18

22 Flying Machine Smile a Little Smile for Me 2:59

23 New Faces The Life That I Lead 2:37

24 Consortium I Don't Want Her Anymore 2:57

25 Montanas I'm Gonna Change 2:56

26 The Two of Each Summer of Our Love 2:50

27 Bye-Laws Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms) 3:12

28 Boomerangs Dream World 2:48

29 Overlanders The Leaves Are Falling 2:22


Ripples Vol. 08, Butterfly (29 British Sunshine Pop Rarities)

01 Floribunda Rose One Way Street 2:46

02 Blinker Dreams Secondhand 2:56

03 Episode Six Time & Motion Man 2:36

04 Britt You Really Have Started Something 2:20

05 Two of Each Trinity Street 2:45

06 New Faces (Walk Tall) Like a Man 2:43

07 Rainbow People The Walk Will Do You Good 2:18

08 Tremeloes Gentlmen of Pleasure 2:37

09 Young Blood Masquerade 2:49

10 Pussyfoot Dee Dee Do Your Dance 2:45

11 Montanas Let's Ride 3:03

12 Onyx It's All a Put On 2:27

13 Marmalade Butterfly 3:48

14 Gary Aston His Lordship 2:26

15 Quiet World of Lea & John There is a Mountain 2:43

16 Linsey Moore Linsey's Song 2:13

17 Anan Standing Still 2:39

18 Freshmen Close Your Eyes 2:34

19 Val McKenna Don't Hesitate 1:38

20 James Galt With My Baby 2:21

21 John Summers Don't Fool Yourself 2:30

22 Candy Dates Show Me How to Live 2:50

23 John Christian Dee Take Me Along 2:56

24 Pinkerton's Colours Mum and Dad 2:09

25 Consortium Cynthia Serenity 2:44

26 Strawberry Jam This is to a Girl 2:52

27 Tuesday's Children Ain't You Got a Heart 3:32

28 Ways & Means Sea of Faces 2:22

29 Bloomfields Homing in on the Next Trade Wind 3:20

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