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, 28 June 2008

John Bryant - I bring the Sun

The most obscure release by this prolific song writer, on the MCA label, released 17th May 1968, and as far as I can see, uncatalogued.

'I bring the Sun' will not disappoint. In the same box are all of his other releases during the 1960s, which I might put up later.

THE OWL- Run to the Sun

The only release by this obscure band, who were born out of 'Our Plastic Dream'. Vocalist 'Vincent Edwards' released several solo singles in the late sixties, including 'Run to the Sun' on the CBS label.

This release, a demo on United Artists released 18th October 1968, complete with press release snippet.


A splendid band that was once very popular on the British club scene, and which cut a few eccentric tracks, notably 'Gone is the sad man' and 'Baked jam roll in your eye'. This track is a more upbeat pop number, but still has that certain sound unique to the late sixties England.

Girl don't make me wait:-

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

'SelppiN' by DAVID...Hammond discoteque...

Not an awful lot to say about this little gem, except a splendid play on words. Typical of the era...1969-70.

David had one other release as far as I am aware on Philips, 'Light of your Mind'.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The MAZE, 1967, , as promised for WD...

Typical late sixties sound, not at all like Deep Purple. This is a delightful MGM demonstration copy.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The CARNABY 1965

Their only single, 'Jump & Dance' (this group owned boutiques in Carnaby Street) ,did not chart but is now renowned as a classic composition of its era. A signed copy...

I was kindly sent a link to another blog featuring the Carnaby, which contains some stunning photographs of the band circa 1965.

See more here (With thanks to  WILTHOMER)

The Carnaby Press cuttings and publicity photographs 1965

Thursday, 12 June 2008

ICE 1968

Just dug this one out from a rotting box. Worthy of a spin.

From London I believe, Sussex University aobut the time of 1967.

Ice Man, released 1st March 1968

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Saturday, 7 June 2008

The STATIC...Page One 1967

On Larry Page's Page One label, this one orff release by The Static. Another British obscurity.

when you went away.mp3

let me tell you.mp3

I'm Gonna bring a Watermelon to my Gal tonight...

Found this old number at the bottom of a pile. The Bonzo's first release...for Mr.Mindful, Parlophone 1966.

im gonna bring a watermelon.mp3

Thursday, 5 June 2008

ALICE - Jon Plum

Last up for this evening, and one Mr.Mindful will appreciate, on the CBS in-house SNB label run by Simon Napier-Bell, the duo, Jon Plum's 'Alice'.

Real Live Permanent Dream - The Orange Machine

From Ireland, 1968. A release of note, complete with press release, a freebie.

Incidentally, clicking on any of the images will load them full size


A splendid unreleased track from the End who were gathering material for their first LP in 1968/9, when their end really did arrive. Acetate, doubtful if more than half a dozen were ever pressed.

I could be wrong about an LP release.

Addendum: An LP was released 1969. This track did not appear on it.

Info: 690403A 3rd April, 1969: THE END. Probably London, Olympic Sound Studios. Producer: BW.
- Second Glance (David Brown/Nicky Graham/Terry Taylor/Paul Francis)
Line-up: Jim Henderson (voc)/David Brown (Bass, voc)/Nicky Graham (keyb, voc)/
Terry Taylor (gtr)/Paul Francis (dr)

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Especially for Mr.Mindful: Trekkas 'I Put a Spell on You' 1966

As promised, the somewhat hard to find only release from the Welwyn Garden City band, The Trekkas.

Some sod removed the centre. Certainly wasn't me.

Mickey Goes Out - unidentified artist, possible links with Wilde Flowers / Robert Wyatt

Certainly dating from 1967/8, of the Canterbury school of musicians from this era. Should anybody be able to cast light on this track I'd be most pleased. I have no recollection of this acetate.

Any thoughts Mr.Mindful?

Monday, 2 June 2008

Unknown acetate: A Patch of Blue' 1968/9

Unknown double sided folk recording 'A patch of Blue' Sky Studios Luton, produced by Dave Richardson. The other side is titled

Date unknown presumed late 60s early seventies.

Singing in a Field:-

A touch of blue:-

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Opal Butterfly, 1968 - a 7.5 minute B side

Links to Sam Gopal and Hawkwind. This single is clearly several years ahead of the competition, and yet sank without trace upon release.

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires for Astaire...

One of my older poppadoms from my days in Jamaica, where ska was born whilst rock & roll was doing the rounds in North America, Britain and Europe. It sounds somewhat dated now, but at the time, this music had the whole country in a fever.

'Last Night' by Byron Lee, a Kentone Pressing, Federal Records, Jamaica...date unknown, but probably 1963.

last night bryon lee and the dragonaires.mp3