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« Reply #100 on: December 24, 2016, 03:00:39 PM »

A Merry Christmas to you too, Will. And to you, Elizabeth. And----oh alright!----to everyone else who reads this. King

"Pretty Ballerina" and "A Salty Dog" are two great favourites of mine as well. The Procol Harum song might even qualify as a candidate for the UK equivalent of "Surf's Up"----it's that good. :=)
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« Reply #101 on: December 24, 2016, 03:53:19 PM »

And may you all have a wonderfully Merry Christmas as well!
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With The Association, 2 songs really stand out for me.

One is  "Like Always".  Nice retro feel, amazing harmonies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI2pDpEZCzQ

The other is much more pensive - maybe listen later on, after Christmas.  "Requiem for the Masses." Note - I remember seeing this performance when it first aired on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour way back then:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy9FtCnAF78

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« Reply #102 on: December 24, 2016, 11:11:13 PM »

Jolly Christmas to everybody celebrating it. Stuff yourselves up with cool dishes. 3D Within reason. police

john, gotta say I don't like "Along comes Mary", cool "pa-ba-too-paaahh" & some nice arr. choices. They did it best in Monterey festival. Not fan of "Pretty ballerina" either. I do like "Walk away Renee".
Each band is good; to my ears, Left Banke is best example of baroque pop - is it what they dub it? - & it's intricate, to the point that when I listened to "There's gonna be a storm" comp, I couldn't memorize any track! It's the single band which songs I played then forgot what they were like. The many key & chord changes really mess with the brain. But once I figured, me & Left Banke became friends. 3D

Association, "Pandora's golden heebie jeebies": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewiB_Xy5uR4
Left Banke, Bert Sommer lead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3POr9-pGOQ
It isn't in youtube, "Give the man a hand", featuring the best guitar intro. It might as well be their best song.
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« Reply #103 on: January 05, 2017, 04:21:32 AM »

Association, "Pandora's golden heebie jeebies": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewiB_Xy5uR4

My second favourite of theirs after "Mary". :=)

Roy Wood was on Jools Holland's end-of-year Hootenanny show, looking and sounding good.

Here's a favourite of mine from The Move, their 1966 debut, "Night Of Fear":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYj6XutvUQ
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« Reply #104 on: January 09, 2017, 07:48:15 AM »

Here's one that I recently discovered. I'm not a fan of Genesis but it turns out they have a pretty good first album from back in the 60s. Here's a great track from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iawItFRdjQM
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« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2017, 12:14:28 PM »

Here's one that I recently discovered. I'm not a fan of Genesis but it turns out they have a pretty good first album from back in the 60s. Here's a great track from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iawItFRdjQM

It is a great track. I like Selling England... and that's enough Genesis for me really. But this is very nice. Thanks, CSM.
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« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2017, 12:33:24 PM »

Odd how just when you think you're set in your ways at age 30+ a new artist comes along who knocks you sideways. (Learning to love established artists is another matter entirely.)

Holidaying in the UK in the late 1970s I saw on the same TV programme this stunning ballad by Judie Tzuke...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q41KukGopk

...and a song by the UK band Tubeway Army, which sparked off a lifelong love affair with the music of Gary Numan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17U-KOsz3es
 
   
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« Reply #107 on: January 13, 2017, 06:18:37 AM »

Really into soft psychedelia from the 60s at the moment. Here's one that probably many of you know but I just discovered the other night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-OrC80NMJ4

I am loving it.
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« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2017, 05:08:51 AM »

This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI
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« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2017, 07:11:27 PM »

This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI

Great R&B song! I first heard it after reading Mark Lewisohn's Beatles book and he mentioned it as a song they played during the Cavern days. You can see it being a track that The Beatles would have loved to play.

As part of my current soft psychedelia obsession, I have this one stuck in my head all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ
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« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2017, 01:39:22 AM »

This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI

Great R&B song! I first heard it after reading Mark Lewisohn's Beatles book and he mentioned it as a song they played during the Cavern days. You can see it being a track that The Beatles would have loved to play.

As part of my current soft psychedelia obsession, I have this one stuck in my head all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ

The Beatles played it? I can only assume Lennon sang it----it sounds a trifle too debauched for McCartney.  Grin

I remember The Honeybus. Like the oboe on that!

Speaking of your obsession, CSM, I assume you've already delved into stuff by The Move. If not, you may appreciate this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTknhO-xj8M

Lovely effect at 2:08...

 

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« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2017, 05:16:29 AM »

This one knocked me out when I heard it at the time (1962) on a French radio station (where else in those days?!). There's an EP out there by The Lafayettes that includes their other classics "Life's So Short" and "Caravan Of Lonely Men". Love the dirty chuckle during the spoken intro of "Nobody But You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUQDisMlQFI

Great R&B song! I first heard it after reading Mark Lewisohn's Beatles book and he mentioned it as a song they played during the Cavern days. You can see it being a track that The Beatles would have loved to play.

As part of my current soft psychedelia obsession, I have this one stuck in my head all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ

The Beatles played it? I can only assume Lennon sang it----it sounds a trifle too debauched for McCartney.  Grin

I remember The Honeybus. Like the oboe on that!

Speaking of your obsession, CSM, I assume you've already delved into stuff by The Move. If not, you may appreciate this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTknhO-xj8M

Lovely effect at 2:08...


Ha! Actually, Lewisohn suggests the song was performed by Paul. Here's what he writes in the book (pg. 668):

The Beatles' intense drive to stay one step ahead of every rival (and they were already at least fifty clear) was taken to extremes by Paul in July/August 1962 when sleuthing songs unknown or unconsidered by others. A good find was "Nobody But You," a B-side by a group from Towson, Maryland, called the Lafayettes. Beyond a mawkish introduction, this was a strong call-and-response number in the style of Kansas City.

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I do love The Move and, yes, I have been especially into them lately. In fact, funny you should send me that song now because over the last few days I have been working on a cover of Walk Upon The Water. Both that song and listening just now to Grass Grow illustrate what a powerhouse their drummer was.

But, yeah, The Move is right in the wheelhouse of the kind of stuff I am into at the moment. Good choice!
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« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2017, 05:50:55 AM »

Ha! Actually, Lewisohn suggests the song was performed by Paul. Here's what he writes in the book (pg. 668):

The Beatles' intense drive to stay one step ahead of every rival (and they were already at least fifty clear) was taken to extremes by Paul in July/August 1962 when sleuthing songs unknown or unconsidered by others. A good find was "Nobody But You," a B-side by a group from Towson, Maryland, called the Lafayettes. Beyond a mawkish introduction, this was a strong call-and-response number in the style of Kansas City.

Thanks for that information!

Keeping in roughly the same area as The Move, here's a good-timey one (a UK radio hit only) from early 1968 by The Idle Race (w/ Jeff Lynne):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djsy0daQqpY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Idle_Race
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« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2017, 06:01:54 AM »

Thanks for that information!

Keeping in roughly the same area as The Move, here's a good-timey one (a UK radio hit only) from early 1968 by The Idle Race (w/ Jeff Lynne):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djsy0daQqpY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Idle_Race

That's cool! The only Idle Race songs I knew were the two on the Nuggets comp. Given the association with Jeff Lynne (and their Kinks-esque sound), I feel like I should have investigated further but never did. But hearing this song makes me want to explore a bit more. Thanks for that!
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« Reply #114 on: January 31, 2017, 04:32:02 AM »

Joe Meek is a name that looms large in early to mid '60s pop in the UK. A tortured genius, he masterminded a whole host of wonderful sounding 45s, often by artists who by their own admission couldn't sing. This was no impediment to sound wizard Meek----they always ended up sounding like professionals! His backing musicians were another matter----these included many great names of later years.

This is actor John Leyton amidst a typical Meek soundscape on "Wild Wind":

https://youtu.be/NYd9Cp3ewcU

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Meek
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« Reply #115 on: February 16, 2017, 03:04:53 PM »

Perry Como "Papa Loves Mambo", the intro is sth. you don't forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4X5fe8T0nU
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« Reply #116 on: February 18, 2017, 02:11:12 PM »

Robert and johnny- we belong together
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« Reply #117 on: February 18, 2017, 02:42:54 PM »

Robert and johnny- we belong together

Cool. I love the Ritchie Valens version but it's great to hear the original.

https://youtu.be/fVRTCKTJU5Q

Thanks, SRGF. :=)
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« Reply #118 on: March 04, 2017, 09:52:35 AM »

Baby Please Don't Go, by Them with Van Morrison on vocals. Just heard it on the radio, and it's one of those classic records that has as little as one note or one brief musical moment that nails the whole thing. In this case, it's that one "out" flatted 5th guitar note under a menacing bass line that slays me every time. Sounds like something really bad is about to go down in a dark alley somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fymacb7GYDg
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« Reply #119 on: March 04, 2017, 10:01:11 AM »

Speaking of blues-fueled 60's records with a menacing guitar and bass part..."Shakin All Over". Now the question is which version, the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates cut or the later Guess Who cover...

Johnny Kidd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU

Guess Who
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lCDQ8j9bE
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« Reply #120 on: March 04, 2017, 03:24:39 PM »

Speaking of blues-fueled 60's records with a menacing guitar and bass part..."Shakin All Over". Now the question is which version, the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates cut or the later Guess Who cover...

Johnny Kidd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n327ncoU_ZU

Guess Who
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2lCDQ8j9bE

I'd say Johnny Kidd----every time :=)
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« Reply #121 on: March 09, 2017, 10:16:39 AM »

This was the first record I remember linking at Smiley and I was told it "sucked"----a great start.

I later came to respect the poster in question but it took a while. He left Smiley and has now left PSF... It's a funny old world.

From 1966, this is Lorraine Ellison and one of those records that stops you in your tracks, "Stay With Me":

https://youtu.be/PIdEBkUsilw
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« Reply #122 on: March 12, 2017, 09:16:22 AM »

This was the first record I remember linking at Smiley and I was told it "sucked"----a great start.

I later came to respect the poster in question but it took a while. He left Smiley and has now left PSF... It's a funny old world.

From 1966, this is Lorraine Ellison and one of those records that stops you in your tracks, "Stay With Me":

https://youtu.be/PIdEBkUsilw
You mean bgas? Ha! Nice song, despite soul being not the fave genre, with few exceptions.
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« Reply #123 on: March 12, 2017, 01:14:17 PM »

This was the first record I remember linking at Smiley and I was told it "sucked"----a great start.

I later came to respect the poster in question but it took a while. He left Smiley and has now left PSF... It's a funny old world.

You mean bgas?

The very same. :=)
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« Reply #124 on: June 07, 2017, 04:24:02 AM »

Two great records I first heard within minutes of each other back in the 1960s:

"Matchbox" (Carl Perkins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYH_SS_aYtA

"Slow Down" (Larry Williams): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whgvQkmZWc4

Curiously, these later became the two sides of a Beatles 45 that hit big in Canada and the US... 
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