Friday, April 12, 2024

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

AUSTRALIAN POWER POP.

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

Power pop is one of the most enduring sub-genres 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 considered 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 80's, 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 to worldwide power pop still reflected its own flavour. Here are 120 tracks, over two volumes, of euphoric power-pop brilliance from down under.

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Volume 01  CD1

01 Hoodoo Gurus 1000 Miles Away 4:28

02 Livingstone Daisies Everything Has Got to Go 3:17

03 Sea Stories Gone for Sure 4:32

04 Bad Dreems My Only Friend 2:58

05 Dolly Rocker Movement A Sound for Two 3:15

06 Sunnyboys Alone With You 3:13

07 Neptunes Julianne 3:16

08 Stems At First Sight 4:04

09 Hoolahan Chapel Lane 2:31

10 78 Saab Chasing the Light 3:25

11 Bhagavad Guitars Horizon to Horizon 3:06

12 Kubes Frostbite 2:39

13 Rosebuds In the Back Yard 3:51

14 Chalice In My World 3:18

15 Johnny Casino & the Secrets Brother Grahame Says 2:21

16 Someloves Melt 5:11

17 Maladaptive Solution Consort (Queen of Everything) 4:28

18 Zimmermen Forever After 5:12

19 78 Saab Beat of Your Drum 3:54

20 Easybeats Friday on My Mind 2:38


Volume 01  CD2

21 Hoodoo Gurus A Place in the Sun 3:39

22 Deniz Tek & the Golden Breed Always Out of Reach 4:52

23 Waltons Cherry 3:49

24 Beaut Goodbye Judy (A-Side) 3:13

25 Rainyard Beneath the Skin 3:40

26 Boopy Traps Dig Your Attitude 1:52

27 Peabody Rockwell 2:25

28 Young Modern Automatic 3:06

29 Bad Dreems Ghost Gums 3:13

30 Dubrovniks As Long as I Can Listen 2:12

31 Heroes Baby´s Had a Taste 3:25

32 Taxiride Get Set 3:13

33 Juke Savages Bye Bye Memories 2:44

34 Loaded Dice Groovy Sunglasses (Studio Version) 3:11

35 Bam Balams Here She Comes 2:50

36 Hummingbirds Blush 3:16

37 Early Hours Hard Feelings 2:10

38 We All Want To All Day 3:25

39 Organic Hold You in My Arms 3:04

40 Sick Rose Blastin' Out 3:20


Volume 01  CD3

41 Hoodoo Gurus Bittersweet 3:48

42 Solicitors I Need You More 2:53

43 Someloves It's My Time 3:20

44 Numbers Can't Take It 3:41

45 Starky Complicator 3:36

46 Neon A Man 2:36

47 Welcome Mat Gram 3:14

48 Alohas Headhunter 3:29

49 Major The Bliss Domestic 3:59

50 Screwtop Detonators God Knows 2:58

51 Juke Savages Him 2:55

52 Rumours I'm So in Love With You 4:45

53 Dm3 Second Floor 3:29

54 Chevelles Lost in Love 3:26

55 Mav & Her Majesty's Finest Long Time Nothing New 3:31

56 Michael Carpenter Kailee Anne 2:54

57 Eastern Dark Julie is a Junkie 2:41

58 On and Ons Menacing Smile 2:52

59 Spliffs Merry-Go-Round 3:15

60 You Am I If  We Can't Get it Together 2:32


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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VA - Melodies of Morpheus (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

MUSIC FOR SLEEP

VA - Melodies of Morpheus (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

Music has long been recognized for its therapeutic properties. Among its many uses, it is often employed as a sleep aid, with mood music, classical music, and easy listening music being particularly effective.

Mood music, designed to evoke specific emotions, can help create a calming environment conducive to sleep. It can reduce stress and anxiety, slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure. This relaxation of the body prepares it for sleep, making mood music a powerful tool in battling insomnia.

Classical music, with its structured harmonies and rhythms, can have a similar effect. Studies have shown that listening to classical music before bed can improve sleep quality. The slow, steady rhythms mimic the body’s natural heartbeat, helping to induce a state of relaxation. Moreover, classical music is often devoid of lyrics, preventing the listener’s mind from becoming too engaged and disrupting sleep.

Easy listening music, as the name suggests, is easy on the ears and mind. It is typically slow and soft, lacking any harsh or jarring elements. This genre of music can help clear the mind of distracting thoughts, making it easier to fall asleep.

In conclusion, listening to mood music, classical music, and easy listening music before bed can significantly improve sleep quality. By creating a calming environment and promoting relaxation, these genres of music can help individuals fall asleep faster and enjoy more restful sleep. However, it’s important to note that everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. Therefore, individuals should experiment with different types of music to find what works best for them. (B)

Due to the great response for VA - Sleep (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3. (https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2024/02/va-sleep-butterboy-compilation-cd1cd2cd3.html)

I have curated this additional Sleep compilation in three themes and 58 tracks to help with a restful sleep.

This compilation was originally suggested by regular visitor Mike M. who requested more adult easy listening or classical music. As promised here they are. Thanks Mike M. 

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CD1   Mood

01 Lullaby Tribe - Soothing Mountain Winds 5:22

02 R. Carlos Nakai - Catfish Blues 5:18

03 Tim Weisberg - Dion Blue 3:58

04 Cantoma - Early Till Late 4:45

05 Jacob Gurevitsch - Poesia La Mar 4:18

06 John Barry - The Beyondness Of Things 4:17

07 Riley Lee - In The Monastery Garden 8:15

08 Tibetian Folk - Tibetan Flute 1:00:34

09 East Wind Associates - Wooden Ship 4:25

10 Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - An Ending (Ascent) 4:26

11 William Ackerman - Shella's Pictures 4:18

12 Phil Cunningham & Manus Lunny - When The Snow Melts 3:55

13 Nightnoise - Night In That Land 3:13

14 Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries 4:43

15 Tron Syversen - Monnlight Reflections 5:57

16 Philip Aaberg - Sentimental Walk From Diva 4:50

17 Ensemble Villa Musica - Adagio From Flute Quartet In D 1:53


CD2   Classical

01 Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe 2:16

02 Gabriel Faure - Pavane 6:08

03 Claude Debussy - Clair De Lune 5:14

04 Jules Emile Frédéric Massenet - Rousseau Meditation From Thais 3:46

05 J.S. Bach - Air On The G String 3:33

06 John Barry - Out Of Africa 3:11

07 Jeroen Van Veen (Piano) - Primavera 7:24

08 Jacques Loussier - Gymnopedie No. 1 - Var. 1 4:37

09 Albinoni - Adagio 5:49

10 Roger Williams - Moonlight Love (Debussy's 'claire De Lune') 3:40

11 Johannes Brahms - Wiegenlied ('Guten Abend, Gut Nacht'), Song For Voice & Piano, Op. 49,4 2:37

12 Frederick Delius - Pieces For Cello And Chamber Orchestra - On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring 7:04

13 Cecile Ousset; Simon Rattle: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov,  Piano Concerto #2 In C Minor, Op. 18 - 2. Adagio Sostenuto 4:11

14 Romantic Strings And Twin Pianos - No Other Love 3:08

15 Romantic Strings And Twin Pianos - My Twilight Dream 3:15

16 Phamie Gow - War Song 3:18

17 London Philharmonic Orchestra - Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 Iv. Adagietto 10:49

18 Erik Satie - Gnossienne No. 1 3:26

19 Frédéric Chopin - Ballade No.4 In F-Moll, Op.52 12:14

20 Depeche Mode - Sonata No.14 In C#M (Moonlight Sonata) 5:36



CD3 Easy Listening

01 Pierre Belmonde - Aria 3:25

02 Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra - Dream 2:53

03 Michel Legrand - Morning Stillness 3:12

04 Melachrino Strings And Orchestra - The Sweetest Sounds 2:49

05 Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra - Drifting And Dreaming 3:22

06 Romantic Strings Orchestra - The First Ever I Saw Your Face 2:32

07 Terry Harrington - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening 3:33

08 Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra - Sea Of Dreams 2:42

09 Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore 2:55

10 Reader's Digest - Shenandoah 3:13

11 Michel Legrand - On The Bridge 2:40

12 Gordon Langford - La Mer (Beyond The Sea) 3:19

13 Larry Dalton - Autumn In New York 3:15

14 Francis Goya - Try A Little Tenderness 3:41

15 Herb Ohta - Song For Anna (Chanson D'anna) 3:47

16 Romantic Strings - Moonlight Serenade 2:38

17 Romantic Strings And Twin Pianos - Nature Boy 3:16

18 Barney Wilen - Melodie Pour Les Radios Taxis 3:49

19 Mantovani & His Orchestra - The Old Fashioned Way 3:26

20 Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire 3:35

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

REUPLOADS # 5

REUPLOADS # 5

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Jah Wobble – Redux Anthology 1978-2015 [2015] (6 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2021/12/jah-wobble-redux-anthology-1978-2015.html


Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (50th. Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2019/07/moody-blues-days-of-future-passed-50th.html


Bud Powell - The Complete Blue Note and Roost Recordings [1994] (4xCD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2019/04/bud-powell-complete-blue-note-and-roost.html


VA - Strum & Thrum, The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 [2020]

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2022/03/va-strum-thrum-american-jangle.html


VA - Keep Lookin; 80 More Mod, Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets [2014] (3 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2021/12/va-keep-lookin-80-more-mod-soul.html


Amorphous Androgynous -The Cartel Vol. 1&2 [2013] (2 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2020/05/amorphous-androgynous-cartel-vol-1-2013.html


VA - Dynamite 100% - 600% [1998-2003] + 100% Dynamite! - Dancehall Reggae Meets Rap In New York City Vol.01 & Vol. 02 [2009] (8 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2022/05/va-dynamite-100-600-1998-2003-100.html


Godley & Creme - Body of Work 1978-1988 [2017] (5 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2020/04/godley-creme-body-of-work-1978-1988.html


VA - Sumer Is Icumen In The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk [2020] (3 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2021/05/va-sumer-is-icumen-in-pagan-sound-of.html


VA - 100% Blaxploitation [2009] (5 x CD's)

https://butterboycompilations.blogspot.com/2019/08/va-100-blaxploitation-2009-5-x-cds.html

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VA - 100% Blaxploitation [2009] (5 x CD's)

BLAXPLOITATION
Previously posted August 31, 2019

VA - 100% Blaxploitation [2009] (5 x CD's)


Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film that emerged in the United States during the early 1970s. The films, while popular, suffered backlash for disproportionate numbers of stereotypical film characters showing bad or questionable motives including criminals, etc. However, the genre does rank among the first in which black characters and communities are the heroes and subjects of film and television, rather than sidekicks or villains or victims of brutality. The genre's inception coincides with the rethinking of race relations in the 1970s. Blaxploitation films were originally aimed at an urban African American audience, but the genre's audience appeal soon broadened across racial and ethnic lines. Hollywood realized the potential profit of expanding the audiences of blaxploitation films across those racial lines. The Los Angeles National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) head and ex-film publicist Junius Griffin coined the portmanteau from the words "black" and "exploitation." Variety credited Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and the less radical, Hollywood-financed film Shaft (both released in 1971) with the invention of the blaxploitation genre. Blaxploitation films were also the first to feature soundtracks of funk and soul music. (Wikipedia)

100% Blaxploitation brings together 100 original Funk and Soul tracks from the 1970s Blaxploitation era. Including cuts from Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, The Meters, Aaron Neville and Funkadelic, 100% Blaxploitation is an essential collection, with every funky Soul classic you'll ever need.

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CD1

01 Curtis Mayfield - Superfly 3:55
02 Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street 3:51
03 Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (Single Version) 4:14
04 Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle 5:13
05 Sly & The Family Stone - Remember Who You Are 3:16
06 Aaron Neville - Hercules 4:13
07 Joe Tex - I Gotcha 2:13
08 Lee Dorsey - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) 3:06
09 Ike & Tina Turner - Cussin' Cryin' And Carryin' On 2:36
10 Ann Sexton - Your Losing Me 2:22
11 Kool & The Gang - Funkasize 4:52
12 Meters - Sassy Lady 2:36
13 Bobby Womack - That's The Way I Feel 'Bout Cha 3:11
14 Bar-Kays - Son Of Shaft 1:35
15 Danny White - Natural Soul Brother 2:32
16 Ella Washington - I Don't Care About Your Past 2:53
17 Jesse Anderson - Mighty Mighty 2:18
18 Maceo & All The King's Men - Funky Women 5:38
19 Mavis Staples - Chocolate City 5:14
20 Robert Parker - Get Ta Steppin' 2:45

CD2
01 Lee Dorsey - Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further 3:05
02 Barry White - Where Can I Turn To 2:38
03 Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead 5:24
04 Fred Wesley - Still On The Loose 4:41
05 Meters - Look-Ka Py-Py 3:13
06 Joe Tex - Rub Down 4:13
07 Ripple - I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky 3:19
08 Sly & The Family Stone - Can't Nickname The Truth 4:45
09 Roscoe Robsinson - Fox Hunting On A Weekend 2:25
10 Last Poets - Black Thighs 1:28
11 Al Jarreau - Kissing My Love 3:42
12 Ann Sexton - Colour My World Blue 2:41
13 Bobby Womack - I Can Understand It 6:28
14 JJ Johnson & Bobby Womack - Harlem Clavinette 2:12
15 Leroy Hutson - Butterfat 7:16
16 Mr. Jamo - Shake What You Brought With You Baby 3:32
17 Pee Wee Ellis - That Thang 2:43
18 Funkadelic - Freak Of The Week 5:32
19 David Batiste & The Gladiators - Funky Soul 1:57
20 Meters - Chicken Strut 2:32

CD3
01 Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road 2:45
02 Lee Dorsey - Get Out Of My Life Woman 2:23
03 Sir Joe Quarterman - Give Me Back My Freedom 3:31
04 Natural Four - Eddie You Should Know Better 2:18
05 Ann Sexton - Sugar Daddy 3:59
06 Aaron Neville - Make Me Strong 3:49
07 Geater Davis - Will It Be Me Or Him 3:32
08 Last Poets - Blessed Are Those Who Struggle 3:43
09 Moody Scott - We Gotta Bust Out Of The Ghetto 6:14
10 Ripple - A Funky Song 3:02
11 Alvin Cash - Alvin Doing His Thing 2:28
12 Staple Singers - After Sex 6:46
13 Rasputin Stash - The Devil Made Me Do It 4:37
14 Maceo & All The King's Men - Southwick 3:27
15 Lightnin' Rod - Sport 2:34
16 Ike Turner - Thinking Black 2:33
17 Bobby Womack - If You Don't Want My Love Give It Back 2:50
18 Backyard Heavies - Soul Junction 3:03
19 Al Wilson - Willoughby Brook Road 3:30
20 Willie West - Fair Child 3:17

CD4
01 Gil Scott-Heron - H2O Gate Blues 8:24
02 Maceo & All The King's Men - Maceo 5:32
03 Nina Simone - Afraican Mailman 3:10
04 Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman 5:01
05 Eddie Bo - Stone Graveyard 2:33
06 Ree Wee Ellis - Moonwalk 2:45
07 Meters - Pungee 2:56
08 Al Wilson - La La Peace Song 3:47
09 Last Poets - Tribute To Obabi (Ogun) 7:30
10 Bobby Womack - If You Want My Love Put Something Down On It 3:40
11 Ann Sexton - You Can't Win 3:13
12 Backyard Heavies - Just Keep On Truckin' 2:40
13 George McCrae - Bantu Strut 3:35
14 Billy Butler - Sugar Candy Lady 3:28
15 Lloyd Price - They Get Down 3:55
16 Sir Joe Quarterman - I Got So Much Trouble In My Mind 4:16
17 ZZ Hill - I Think I'd Do It 2:22
18 Staple Singers - Chase 4:13
19 Lee Dorsey - Gator Tail 3:02
20 Moody Scott - We've Got To Save It 2:43

CD5
01 Meters - Cissy Strut 3:00
02 Bobby Womack - You're Welcome Stop On By 3:43
03 Ohio Players - Trespassin' 1:54
04 Rasputin Stash - I Can Feel Your Love Jones 4:08
05 Curtis Mayfield - Doo Doo Wap Is Strong In Here 5:30
06 Lee Dorsey - Four Corners 2:44
07 Funkadelic - If You've Got Funk You've Got Style 3:05
08 Bobby Womack - Interlude No.2 3:50
09 Last Poets - Related To What 3:14
10 Margie Hendrix - Jim Dandy 2:28
11 Skullsnaps - It's A New Day 3:03
12 Mavis Staples - Orientation 3:07
13 Soul Continentals - Goobah 2:25
14 Groundhog - Bumblin' 2:49
15 Curtis Mayfield - Junkie Chase 1:39
16 Annette Snell - Love Connection 3:15
17 Clemon Smith - Brother Man Sister Ann 6:20
18 Ed Townsend - This Too Shall Pass 6:00
19 Eddie Palmieri - Condiciones Que Existen 4:00
20 Bobby Womack - Woman's Gotta Have It 3:23
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BB LUCKY DIP #306

BB LUCKY DIP #306

Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. One gig of fun!

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Today's topic: MIXED BAG



Stephen's Quote of The Day:    "It's been like a bad dream I never woke from.”   ...Alex Chilton


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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

VA - SMASH...! BOOM...! BANG...! Beat In Germany [2000 - 2004] (30 CD's)

BEAT
Previously posted May 7, 2019

VA - SMASH...! BOOM...! BANG...! Beat In Germany [2000 - 2004] (30 CD's)

Beat music from 1962 to 1966 in any language appeals to me. These CDs are part of a comprehensive Bear Family series titled, Smash...! Boom...! Bang...! dedicated to the mid-Sixties German Beat boom. Every CD has much to offer full of competent and enjoyable rock & roll workouts, mixing American covers and band originals, numerous copies were undoubtedly worn out in clubs and homes throughout Germany.

I love that when you have all the CD's the spines of the covers/booklets join together to create a wonderful picture of a young crowd in a frenzy. This is a beautiful set. A must have. Each CD contains between 20 and 30 titles, all re-mastered for the best possible sound quality. The featured artists run the gamut from popular groups to great unknowns, many of these songs are making their first appearance on CD and some are making their very first appearance anywhere!

Includes the following CD's.

        Die Rattles - Die deutschen Singles A&B (1963-1965), Vol.1 (Beat in Germany) [2000]

        Die Rattles - Die deutschen Singles A&B (1963-1965), Vol.2 (Beat in Germany) [2000]

        Pete Lancaster & The Upsetters - Pete Lancaster & The Upsetters (Beat In Germany) [2000]
        
        Poor Things, Soul Five, Karl-Heinz Bender - Poor Things, Soul Five, Karl-Heinz Bender [2000]

        Peter Reese & The Pages - Peter Reese & The Pages [2000]

        Die Mustangs - Mit Udo Lindenberg [2001]

        Blizzards  - The Blizzards (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        German Blue Flames - German Blue Flames (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        Kettles - Kettels (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        King-Beats - The King-Beats (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        Lords -  Singles, Hits & Raritaten (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        Rainbows - The Rainbows (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        Yankees - Halbstark (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        Rivets - Rivets (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        Rocking Stars -  Rocking Stars (Beat In Germany) [2002]

        Pralins (Beat In Germany) [2002]

        Team-Beats (Beat In Germany) [2002]

        Lonelys & Mike Warner and his New Stars (Beat In Germany) [2003]

        Boots - Boots (Beat In Germany) [2003]

        Odd Persons - The Odd Persons (Beat In Germany) [2003]

        Rollicks - The Rollicks (Beat In Germany) [2003]

        VA - Die Frankfurt Szene (Beat In Germany) [2002]

        VA - Die Hamburg Szene (Beat In Germany) [2001]

        VA - Die Munchen Szene (Beat In Germany) [2002]

        VA - Die Berlin Szene (Beat in Germany) [2003]

        VA - Beat Im Norden (Beat In Germany) [2004]

        VA - Beat Im Süden ( Beat In Germany) [2004]

        VA - Ruhrgebeat (Beat In Germany) [2004]

        VA - Beat Im Westen (Beat In Germany) [2004]

        VA - Beat-Battle (Beat In Germany) [2004]



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VA - Patterns On The Window, The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1974 (3 x CDs)

PROGRESSIVE POP

VA - Patterns On The Window, The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1974 [2024] (3 x CDs)

Patterns on the Window continues Grapefruit Records' year-by-year collection of notable, obscure, and ubiquitous moments of rock & roll's ongoing transformation, this time zooming in on the vibrant sounds of 1974. Like so many of the compilations in this format, this three-disc, 67-track digest is exhaustively colorful, and succeeds by arranging relatively unknown artists alongside the bigger names of glam rock, radio staples, orchestral pop, and what was slowly transitioning into soft rock and folk-informed sounds by 1974. Patterns on the Window kicks off with Roxy Music's leading man Bryan Ferry in a rousing take on "The 'In' Crowd," pushing the Motown-era dance track somewhere new with synths, driving drums, and his patented vocal theatrics. Along with tracks from other more recognizable names like Sparks, Procol Harum, Rod Stewart, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy, the lengthy compilation also offers songs by equally impressive artists who didn't reach the same levels of fame. The Bowie-isms of the Mick Ronson track "Billy Porter" are no surprise, but it is interesting to hear how strong the tune is in all its post-Ziggy Stardust weirdness, and how its rugged vocals and angled melodies predict the very beginnings of punk and new wave. There's also representation of the emerging pub rock scene from Brinsley Schwarz, Dr. Feelgood, and others. Bridget St. John's "Curious and Woolly," Iain Matthews' rootsy "Poor Ditching Boy," and the Richard & Linda Thompson rave-up "When I Get to the Border" are all examples of traditional folk sounds working their way into the electric rock landscape by 1974. In part, it's these explorations of softer tones that makes Patterns on the Window one of the more interesting chapters of the series. While all the volumes that came before it do a great job of showing the spectrum of styles that fell under the banner of adventurous pop during any given year, that spectrum widens somewhat here, with ideas and reflections that seem lightyears away from the blues-derived progressive rock that was happening just a year or two earlier. (AMG review by Fred Thomas)

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CD1

01 Bryan Ferry - The 'in' Crowd 4:35

02 Sparks - Hasta Manana Monsieur 3:53

03 Cockney Rebel - Judy Teen 3:42

04 Mick Ronson - Billy Porter 3:35

05 John Cale - The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy 4:35

06 Be-Bop Deluxe - Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus 4:10

07 Simon Turner - She Was Just A Young Girl (No Way) 2:39

08 Brian Protheroe - Pinball 3:13

09 Ronnie Lane - The Poacher 3:45

10 Thin Lizzy - Philomena 3:43

11 Status Quo - Break The Rules 3:39

12 Medicine Head - Cajun Kick 3:35

13 Spencer Davis Group - Another Day 3:11

14 Iain Matthews - Poor Ditching Boy 3:05

15 National Flag - If I Were A Carpenter 3:51

16 Ufo - Doctor, Doctor (Single Edit) 2:46

17 Snafu - Lock And Key 2:48

18 Jona Lewie - Papa Don't Go 2:32

19 Tramp - Put A Record On 3:14

20 Chalice - In My World 3:22

21 Rescue Co. No. 1 - As Long As You Want Me To 3:39

22 Starry Eyed And Laughing - Everybody 5:47


CD2

01 Richard & Linda Thompson - When I Get To The Border 3:26

02 Roxy Music - A Really Good Time 3:46

03 Fox - Only You (Orig 45) 3:16

04 Rod Stewart - Farewell 4:34

05 Ron Wood - I Can Feel The Fire 4:53

06 Georgie Fame - Everlovin' Woman 3:04

07 Cozy Powell - Na Na Na 3:28

08 Man - One More Chance 4:28

09 Peter Hammill - Again 3:38

10 Kevin Coyne - River Of Sin 3:23

11 Kilburn & The High Roads - Rough Kids 2:24

12 Compass - No More Whiskey 3:23

13 Brinsley Schwarz - The Ugly Things 2:48

14 Dr Feelgood - Roxette 2:55

15 Bridget St. John - Curious And Woolly 3:08

16 Byzantium - I'll Just Take My Time 4:41

17 Procol Harum - Beyond The Pale 3:03

18 Stackridge - The Road To Venezuela 4:53

19 Holy Mackerel - Gemini 3:32

20 Carmen - Flamenco Fever 3:27

21 Dana Gillespie - Getting Through To Me (Demo Version) 3:52

22 Fruupp - Prince Of Heaven 3:32


CD3

01 Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Venus Loon 3:03

02 Hello - Tell Him 3:08

03 Fancy - Touch Me 3:46

04 Unicorn - Ooh Mother (Album Version) 3:51

05 Pretty Things - Is It Only Love 5:06

06 Ace - How Long 3:23

07 Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Be Not Too Hard (Album Version) 4:10

08 Billy Kinsley - Make My Bed 2:45

09 Splinter - Costafine Town 3:11

10 Deep Feeling - Avalon 2:35

11 First Class - Bobby Dazzler 3:32

12 Prophet - Have Love, Will Travel 2:55

13 Dave Edmunds - Need A Shot Of Rhythm 'n' Blues 2:23

14 Nazareth - Shanghai'd In Shanghai 3:43

15 Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Tomahawk Kid 4:35

16 Slade - Far Far Away 3:37

17 Tranquility - Midnight Fortune 3:18

18 Stavely Makepeace - There's A Wall Between Us 4:19

19 Paul Brett - Soho Jack 3:22

20 Dave Cousins - Lemon Pie (Home Demo) 2:40

21 Lesley Duncan - Everything Changes 3:40

22 Farm - Gypsy Mountain Woman 3:00

23 Medium Wave Band - Radio 2:33

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