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

Friday, 27 April 2012

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My apologies for the recent loss of sound. My engineers are working on the problem as I type.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

JUSTINE - Clown / Leave me Be 1969

Pre LP single by this Anglo American group, here on DOT.

Gervase - Pepper Grinder / Visions

Reputedly, Gervase was a Cambridge outfit (student(s)), and released this one single.

SIMON - Dream Seller / Sweet Reflections of You

This is the second single by Simon (their third can be heard HERE), and contains strong compositions on both sides.  I will post their first single at a later date.

Blond - (I Will Bring You) Flowers in the Morning

Here is the single release from the LP 'Lilac Years', by this Swedish pop group, released in the UK in 1969.

Both sides are top class pop:

The Violent Thimble - Gentle People 1967

The music speaks for itself.  I am not sure where the name came from.


JON - So Much For Mary / Polly Sunday 1967

Here is the first Jon single, in both demonstration copy and stock copy with picture sleeve.


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Cymbaline - Matrimonial Fears - acetate

This acetate contains both sides of the released single, with Matrimonial Fears having no fade in - so the full effect at the beginning.

Merry Go Round - unknown artist

Now released as a hidden track on Psychedelic Schlemiels 4, a late sixties acetate.

Blossom Toes - Penny & the Pennies

Unreleased until recently, a rough production of Penny & the Pennies from this one sided acetate.  Of notice is the ending where he says "I sodded it up".

Thursday, 12 April 2012

JULY - The Way

Third single release, here on the Epic Label (US), unfortunately backed by the dreadful 'Hello, who's there', no doubt under pressure from the record company.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Engelchen - The Jay Five (Jacques Loussier) and Sophie Daumier

I am including this single on account that it is rather good.  Engelchen was the theme tune for the 1968 film Engelchen oder die Jungfrau von Bamberg. (Angel Baby)

And the other side is 'Femme, Femme' by Sophie Daumier 

The Fruit Machine - Follow Me 1968, I'm Alone Today 1969

A superb group who recorded 'live'  in a basement I believe.  Here are the two best tracks from both singles on Spark:-


Sunday, 8 April 2012

So What (No To Co) 'Tell Me Now' 1970

So What were actually a Polish 60s beat group, and here appear with a single release produced by Alan Caddy (Tornado's lead guitarist who passed away recently).

Darlings - Saturday Town/ Wish You Were Here 1967

A little known, delightful single released in 1967 on CBS.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Blossom Toes - Looking Up - I'm Looking Back / Collects Little Girls acetate

Marmalade acetate with 2 of Blossom Toes' best unreleased songs.  Unfortunately 'Collects Little Girls' has suffered with age.


Nite People - 'This Will Be the Last Time' - unreleased

A studio rough take of a cover here by the Nite People, presumably 1967/8.

'Sympathy' - Rarebird? and Alan Dell - acetate

Here are two versions of 'Sympathy, of course written by Rarebird in 1969, and released as a single in 1970.  It was also covered by Alan Dell (France - Egg label - 1969) and it is here that I feature the acetate for this single, and another which I assume to be a rough production by Rarebird.



Alan Dell 

ACID GALLERY - Dance Round the Maypole

Perhaps Roy Wood's finest moment, with the Acid Gallery, released in 1969.