In memory of my dear old brother - Horringer Court 1982

The Pussyfoot

The Pussyfoot
The Pussyfoot by vocalist Terry Barfield

Tintern Abbey by Don Smith

Tintern Abbey by Don Smith
Tintern Abbey by Don Smith

The Carnaby

The Carnaby
By Andy Andrews

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

With Love from 1 to 5

I am playing here a French 1967 promotional release of the British duo 'State of Micky & Tommy's' With Love from 1 to 5. Extraordinary stuff.

As it happens, I have spotted 2 more by these fellows, one a French EP, the, the UK release of the above, which has an interesting flip-side. I'll play some another day.

From the other side: THE REAL THING...

Australian Russel Morris released the Real Thing in 1969 and made number one there for weeks! Incredible to believe I know. An epic 7 minutes of assorted noise.

SIMON 1969 on PLUM

Another obscure act, Simon, who released just three singles that I am aware of between 1967 and 1969, the final one (and more interesting) on the Plum label, usually reserved for reggae production if memory serves correctly.

Monday, 26 May 2008

The Marylane Combo

Both sides of this single that is all but unheard of, a cracking mid sixties jazz/beat effort which could be heard in many of the clubs and bars of the period.

Les Gitans:-

Get yourself a Ticket: TANGERINE 1969

Especially evocative of Holland during the late sixties and early seventies, indeed Germany too. Played an awful lot on Pirate Radio, another great release from Roek's Family, this time on the extraordinary Tangerine label (UK), circa 1969.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Going Dutch: Roek's Family, 1968

Anyone familiar with the likes of Trace, Rick van der Linden and Ekseption will recognise the distinctive Dutch quality that typifies progressive music of this era.

In My Mind:-

Friday, 23 May 2008

Dutch beat: 'Window of My Eyes' 1968

Apart from the United Kingdom, Holland is probably the other most exciting part of the world musically during the great decade (and a half), and Cuby & The Blizzards are no exception with their 1968 release 'Window of My Eyes', often heard from the many Pirate Radio stations of the time.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Pre Titus-Groan, JON 1967 'Is it Love?'

From Ireland, this little known group produced only 2 singles, the second being the more interesting. Later to become the equally little known 'Titus Groan' who were produced on Dawn.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Village - 1969

Another obscure release, the one and only on the equally obscure 'Head' label. Plenty of heavy organ, and fuzz, extended improvisation on the A side 'Man in the Moon'. More progressive than psychedelic, more in keeping with UK artists of the time such as 'Rare Bird', 'Egg' 'Aardvark' and 'Hatfield & The North'.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

For Mr.Mindful: The Fairytale, 'Guess I was Dreaming', 4th August 1967

I am sure that you will enjoy this psychedelic classic, from the little known Fairytale hailing from Warrington and almost completely overlooked. This is a demonstration copy I obtained upon release.

Best played in an empty room, good acoustics, full bass, and a large brandy.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Pony Express, a favourite of the mule...

As promised, from an acetate I acquired whilst serving at RAF Laabruch during the Cold War. The base had an in house radio station, handy for keeping up with the latest action back home.

pony express.mp3

Note the use of theremin in this 1964 release.

Apologies for the skipping in both tracks. Acetates are only good for a few plays, require a light pick up, something my gramophone lacks.

dr who.mp3

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Come and play with me in the garden...

Not exactly, but thanks to Simon Napier-Bell, a demonstration copy of Andy Ellison's Cornflake Zoo.

A one off by Keith Meehan in 1969

Brother of Tony Meehan (Shadows) came out with this extraordinary single and then disappeared without a trace. 'Darkness of my Life' is highly recommended listening, although I reserve judgement on the psycopathic flipside 'Hooker Street'.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

She won't see the Light - different version

By an obscure artist named 'Hamlet' released on Decca 1967.

Unnkonwn by me.

Are you Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'?

First release by the Soft Machine with Daevid Allen, and not unsurprisingly, a single that saw little if any airplay. Circa 1967.

The House Beside the Mine, 1969

NEMS label being renowned for signing extraordinary artists, released this single in the final year of the sixties by Hayden Wood, the tone of which suggests the gloom that was to follow.

Friday, 16 May 2008

One last for tonight: Michael Angelo

By the 23rd Turn Orff, released 29th September 1967

She won't see the Light

Of interest to followers of Eric Woolfson, one of his compositions sung by a Timothy Blue, on the Spark label, an in-house operation of Southern Music, circa 1968.

I have a different version of this song by a band named 'Hamlet' from 1967. If anyone has information on this band I'd be happy to hear...to be played soon.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Dedicated to the Rawlinson mule: 'The Mood of Hamilton'...

Why can't there be more love?

A delightful release by Columbia which sank without notice in 1967. This is an inspection copy I was given, inspected and discarded. I can't imagine why.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Sunday, 11 May 2008

The Jabberwork has arrived!

Much thanks to Mr.Toag for wiring this to me.

Single released by Boeing Duveen & The Beautiful Soup on Parlophone, 1968