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

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The Masked Phantom

An obscurity here from 1966 on Parlophone. This travels well with the previous listing, Sir Henry & His Butlers.

Sir Henry & His Butlers - Cosmorama

A Danish beat group who had a minor hit in the UK with 'Camp' (later known as the 'Rolo Sensation') and so seems appropriate to air them here with this atmospheric instrumental, dated 1968.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Serendipity - 1968 and 1969

A side each here from both singles by this Tunbridge Wells' group once known as 'Abject Blues'.

Castles (1969)

Through with You (1968)

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Symphony For the Madman - unsigned band late 1960s

This is one of five tracks from a 10 inch acetate that I have come across, in the vein of Mellow Candle and Comus, plenty of acoustic guitar, violin and flute.

If this rings a bell with anybody, jogs your memory, you think you know who it might be, then drop me a telegram to the address at the top of the page or leave a message.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

ANAN - I Wonder where My Sister's Gone - 1968

An odd ditty here by this duo, this their second (and better) release on PYE. A projected LP was shelved on account of little interest in either 45.

John Carter and Russ Alquist - 1968

Two songs that typify the late sixties - and recorded in that great year, 1968. Both song-writers were prolific in their own right but teamed up for this one single of psychedelic frenzy. On the Silver Spark label.

Dedicated to an old friend, Cecil.

Midsummer Dreaming:

The Laughing Man:

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The OPEN MIND - 4 track acetate

A Philips 10 inch metal acetate containing four tracks from the 1969 album. I have no idea what the intention of this acetate was (an EP release?) other than it is a demo dated 14th November 1969. Numbering on the acetate suggests that an EP release was considered.

All tracks appear to play at a higher pitch than vinyl releases.

Horses & Chariots:

My Mind Cries:-


Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Pussyfoot 1967

Second Decca release:-

Mr Hyde:-

Hasty Words:-

The Pussyfoot 1966

Their first Decca releasem, one of three altogether (the last in 1968 on Pye). You might also want to refer to the unreleased acetate 'Dark Star' that I put up earlier).

Things that still remind me:-


Saturday, 25 July 2009

All So Long Ago - Sweet Feeling

I have now realised that my copy has the labels on the wrong side, hence my posting 'Charles Brown' as 'All so Long ago' (I have now corrected the entries).

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

RESPECT 1969: Update

I am thrilled to have made contact with band member 'guitarist' Michael Henry Grant, who has kindly passed on some fascinating information about the band. I copy below, some of the email sent to me recently:

"I have just been surfing the web and what did I just find? An original of our Bands demo disc recorded in London at the IBC studio. The recording of both songs were done in an hour. We had a few cut for our own use and also a few that we left with Recording Labels in London and also one with Roy Wood and Trev Burton of the Move. They wanted to start up a label for unknown groups and as we got to know them fearly well we drove up to Birmingham from High Wycombe and left them a copy to hear.

Our lead singer Dave was often said to resemble Paul Jones of Manfred Mann, although we could never hear the simularity. Dave and Keith left the band and joined up with a band called "Farm" who's bassist was Nigel Harrison (yes ,of Blondie fame) and the late Paul Hammond who played drums with Atomic Rooster and had a number one hit with Tommorow Night.

Take a look at this web link for more information on our Band, which I believe, disbanded


when I moved to Germany.

Ah! yes, both songs were originals. Santa Lucia was penned by Dave Bowden and Clive Whitelock (a friend of Daves) and was originally an accoustic spanish feeling - The Minstrel was a co-operation of the band - Dave writting the words and the basic melody from me - although alot of comparison was made to The Weight by the Band - wasn't intentional and I'm not sure even if I heard The Weight before the tune came into my head.

So, let's hear it for the Minstrel :-)

with Respect

Michael Henry Grant
Kaiserslautern, Germany"

Link to the original acetate:-

Friday, 29 May 2009

Tintern Abbey EMIDISC Acetate 4th November 1967

Prerelease metal acetate recording dated 4th November 1967.

If anyone else has a Tintern Abbey acetate, or knows the whereabouts of one, I would like to hear from them.

Vacuum Cleaner:


Saturday, 23 May 2009

Wheels of Time

From Ireland, released just one single in 1967, this being a demonstration copy complete with promotional poster (measuring about 2X1 foot.


As requested, below is the B side which has never been compiled, and not surprisingly as it is rather ordinary (and out of place with the A side), so posted for interest only.

So Long:

Friday, 8 May 2009

Monday, 13 April 2009

Looking Glass - The GODS - 1968 acetate

This is a 45 rpm acetate single of the ultimate track 'Looking Glass' from the Gods' first long playing record of 1968, GENESIS.

This aceate is different from the original in that it omits the final halogen gas influenced voices at the tail end, hence its 4 minutes 7 seconds running time.

A splendid find I am sure you will agree.

Some of you will notice the similarity with the early seventies progressive outfit Uriah Heep (Ken Hensley's vocals), links also with Rare Bird and Toe Fat.

Friday, 13 March 2009

1969 unreleased acetate

For your delight, the best of English progressive/psychedelia.

An unkown recording from 1969, titled Santa Lucia, by 'Respect'.

An IBC acetate.

Side 1 is titled 'The Minstrel', a more acoustic affair.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sylvia Day (SNB) 1968

A request here, and one I am delighted to provide. On Simon Napier-Bell's own label, an unknown female artist with an extraordinarily high voice, and teriffic orchestral backing.

Sylvia Day sings:

Show a little love

You don't understand

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Long Islands Virgins Gone - Bulldog Breed (Unreleased)

Here is a preview of the second side of this acetate, a track that initially I disliked, but with repeated play consider the more interesting and accomplished, musically.

Mp3 now removed. Contact me if interested.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Bulldog Breed: Unreleased acetate -Nightingale Lane

I have unearthed a 7 inch 2 sided acetate recorded at Eden Studios, 1969, credited to:

R.Harrison, R.Hunt, B.Jinks

Side 1 - Nightingale Lane
Side 2 - Long Island Virgins Gone

Clearly this is an unreleased recording by the band members who recorded on DERAM, and I can verify that R.Hunts family lived in Nightingale Lane (London) during the late 1960s.
If anyone can shed light on this or put me in contact with the band members to verify the recording I would be most grateful. I won't be putting a sound file for the time being, but might in the future. Needless to say, both tracks are absolutely stunning.

I have decided to provide a preview of Nightingale Lane, low quality mp3 fade in and fade out (half way through). The second side is in fact a more interesting 'psychedelic ballad which I might release if enough interest is shown, and I can obtain contacts to band members for the purpose of gaining permission to have both tracks pressd as a vinyl single.

Mp3 now removed. Contact me if interested.