Thursday, 30 June 2016

A Yardbirds 60s Revival


Jazz fest: Sharon Jones draws superhuman strength from opening-night crowd


Transformers 5: Michael Bay Introduces a New Character that Transforms into a Vespa


New Cherry Red box-set to focus on the British Psychedelic sounds of 1967


John Reed says, "Very pleased to announce details of the next 3-CD box set on Cherry Red Records' Grapefruit Records, due at the end of September. Following hot on the heels of I'm A Freak Baby, Let's Go Down And Blow Our Minds remembers the psychedelic explosion of 1967 with many rare and new-to-CD tracks... watch this space!"

LET’S GO DOWN AND BLOW OUR MINDS: 
THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF 1967

DISC ONE
THE ALAN BOWN! Toyland
THE ATTACK Magic In The Air
THE TICKLE Subway (Smokey Pokey World)
EPISODE SIX I Can See Through You
DANTALIAN’S CHARIOT The Madman Running Through The Fields
GERANIUM POND Dogs In Baskets
THE SCOTS OF ST. JAMES Eiderdown Clown
GEORGE ALEXANDER Dear Delilah
THE SORROWS Pink Purple Yellow Red
THE MIRAGE Lazy Man (alternative version)
THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN Give Him A Flower
TINTERN ABBEY Tanya
FLEUR-DE-LYS Prodigal Son
THE LOMAX ALLIANCE See The People
THE MICKEY FINN Time To Start Loving You
THE FINGERS I Hear The Sun
THE CROCHETED DOUGHNUT RING Nice
THE GOOD THING BRIGADE My House Is Burning
THE MOTIVES Ice Woman
LOUISE Look At The Sun
NEO MAYA I Won’t Hurt You
CLIFF WARD Path Through The Forest
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP Sanity Inspector
THE SUMMER SET ‘Cos It’s Over
THOSE FADIN’ COLOURS Try Me On For Size
THE SLENDER PLENTY Silver Tree Top School For Boys
GUY DARRELL Evil Woman

DISC TWO 
ELMER GANTRY’S VELVET OPERA Flames
ONE IN A MILLION Double Sight
PAUL & BARRY RYAN Keep It Out Of Sight
THE PRETTY THINGS Defecting Grey (extended version)
JOHN’S CHILDREN Desdemona
THE DOVES Smokeytime Springtime
JOHN WILLIAMS Flowers In Your Hair
SWEET FEELING All So Long Ago  
RUPERT’S PEOPLE Reflections Of Charles Brown
THE RIOT SQUAD featuring DAVID BOWIE Toy Soldier
THE RATS The Rise And Fall Of Bernie Gripplestone
CIRCUS Something To Write About
DAVE DAVIES Funny Face
THE BROOD Village Green
TONY RIVERS & THE CASTAWAYS Mr. Sun
THE PEEP SHOW Your Servant, Stephen
THE UGLYS And The Squire Blew His Horn
THE MOVE Vote For Me
THE HUMAN INSTINCT A Day In My Mind’s Mind
MURRAY HEAD She Was Perfection
PETER & THE WOLVES Little Girl Lost And Found
THE BUNCH Spare A Shilling
BIG JIM SULLIVAN Flower Power
PROCOL HARUM Kaleidoscope (extended stereo mix)
THE SEARCHERS Crazy Dreams
THE ARTWOODS In The Deep End

DISC THREE 
OUR PLASTIC DREAM Someone Turned The Light Out
HAT & TIE Finding It Rough
THE FRESH WINDOWS Fashion Conscious
THE GAME The Addicted Man
FELIUS ANDROMEDA Meditations
THE HONEYBUS Delighted To See You (demo version)
ICE So Many Things
THE FLOWER POT MEN A Walk In The Sky
FIVE’S COMPANY Friends And Mirrors
THE LATE Family Tree
THE SECRETS I Think I Need The Cash
SKIP BIFFERTY Skizoid Revolution
THE PURPLE GANG Granny Takes A Trip
THE PICADILLY LINE Emily Small (The Huge World Thereof)
THE OUTER LIMITS Help Me Please
FOCAL POINT ‘Cept Me
JADE HEXAGRAM Great Shadowy Strange
THE TRUTH Busker Bill
THE MOODY BLUES Life’s Not Life
DON CRAINE’S NEW DOWNLINERS SECT I Can’t Get Away From You
THE SYMBOLS Again
THE HI-FI’S Odd Man Out
THE MARMALADE Laughing Man
T. J. ASSEMBLY Ginger
THE 23rd TURN OFF Michelangelo (demo version)
THE Q.P.R. SUPPORTERS Supporters – Support Us
SANDS Listen To The Sky

Jam packed exhibition reports ITV News


Mojo Workies Autumn Special on Saturday 3rd September at Fernhill Heath War Memorial Club

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Skatalites UK Tour 2016


GRAMMYS GET THE BLUES


The Secret Door at Madeley near Telford on 9th July

Paul Orwell - Organized Blues LP (Heavy Soul Records). Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?



The Great Northern Mod & Ska Festival on 26/27/28 August


Mustang Sally songwriter Mack Rice dies aged 82


Scooter rally attracts record numbers reports the Isle of Man Today


The Jam: Peter Grant previews new exhibition that's a must for Mod music lovers


The Kast Off Kinks to bring hits to the Tivoli


Soul Legends bring array of anthems to Bedworth this weekend reports the Coventry Telegraph


Celebrities Photographed with Recovering Addicts


The absolute best R&B love songs of all time says Time Out


Sunday, 26 June 2016

rediscover ronnie spector, the original bad girl of rock 'n' roll


Keith Moon's daughter Mandy Moon talks about growing up with one of rock's favourite wild men and foremost drummers


The Gospel Singer Mavis Staples to Get Kennedy Center Honor reports The New York Times


The Carnabys - check out their website


Take a spin with this playlist of Detroit soul singles from the 1960s says the Salt Lake Tribune


David Bowie “was like a fifth member of the Small Faces” says Kenney Jones in the new issue of Uncut


Music interview: PP Arnold


Director who captured the swinging sixties donates varied archive to DMU


Poor Cow (1967) - Classic Film of the Week


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Northern Soul & Motown Night in Tamworth on Saturday 25th June - Free Entry

50 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Plays First Gig With the Yardbirds


Blues star heads to the region reports the Lancashire Evening Post


Yakima band The Velvet Illusions marks 50 years since founding


Quadrophenia 'sequel' director defends project after The Who criticism


Ray Burdis says, “I have never stated that it was a sequel, and if people draw that conclusion from the cast, what can I do?" he told NME.com. "The fact that some of the cast are in my film is purely coincidental; they are old friends who I have known for years, who like the script and have an interest in the Mod culture.”

Director of new ‘Quadrophenia’ film slammed by The Who defends his movie


Ray Burdis says he doesn’t intend ‘To Be Someone’ as a sequel

7 Reasons The Peacock Revolution Of The 1960s Was Important For Gender Norms


The secret of being Britain’s best part-time band


Scottish “ska juggernaut” Bombskare have just been named Britain’s best part-time band.

Janette Beckman’s snapshots of musical subcultures


From mods and punks to ska and hip-hop, the photographer documented the scenes of the 70s and 80s. As a show featuring her work opens at the Photographers’ Gallery, she talks through some of her iconic images

MODS vs ROCKERS INDONESIA 2016


Former roadie to star musicians is ready to open up rock cafe...on Canvey


Wanted: The Jam memorabilia for new Liverpool exhibition reports The Echo