One of the first signings to Invictus's sixter label Hot Wax were 100 Proof, featuring soul veterans Steve Mancha and Joe Stubbs, brother of the Four Tops' Levi. This CD couples their two soulful Hot Wax albums from the early 70s, adding various B-sides, etc.
Collection of tracks recorded for Pye by the UK soul and R'n'B band fronted by Jess Roden. This includes various singles tracks, a live album and previously unreleased tracks, mainly recorded between 1965 and 1967.
A new series for Sequel kicked off with this bizarre 2-CD tribute to the Fab Four,featuring what might be described as an eclectic variety of cover versions, presented in chronological order with striking pop art packaging. An 'alternative' history, if ever there was one!
Join Laurie Johnson, Roy Budd, Tony Hatch and several other men of disreputable reknown for a trwal through your favourite 60s TV themes. For a night in your boho pad with the lady or gentleman of your choice and a long stiff one (make your mind up- Ed)
One of the lost gems of Holland-Dozier-Holland's Invictus empire of the early 1970s, the Barrino Brothers recorded one incredibly souful LP and a handful of excellent 45s, all of which appear on this first-ever retrospective of the group.
Seminal folk rock recordings by one of the most important Greenwich Village outfits of the mid-60s. This is how the world was introduced to the vocal skills of Mama Cass Elliot, shortly to become a star with the Mamas & Papas, well supported on these Roulette recordings by Tim Rose and Jim Hendricks.
Official CD issue of this UK psych masterpiece. Recorded in 1967 by Billy Nicholls and featuring members of The Small Faces, Caleb Quaye and John Paul Jones, this is a stunning Summer of Love psych pop album with beautiful West Coast styled vocal harmonies, orchestration, phasing, fuzz wah-wah guitars, harpsichord etc. It was only released as a test pressing on Immediate in '67 and has been described as the UK's answer to Pet Sounds. It's even better than that..... Simply amazing (different and superior mix to the LP with bonus tracks.....).
Sequel is proud to re-presen this soul legend's successful early to mid-80s soul trilogy. This 2-CD set carries a bonus disc of newly recorded acoustic songs featuring new interpretations. Includes material from 'The Poet', 'Poet II' and 'Someday We'll All Be Free'.
Nicknamed (and eventually given the official title of) The Poet III because it contained outtakes from the first two 'Poet' albums, 'Someday. . . ' effectively cloed Womack's Beverley Glen lable trilogy, issued in the wake of his successful move to MCA.
The best selling album which brought Womack back from the brink., 'The Poet' re-established him in soul's first division back in the early 1980s. Now it has been remastered, with bonus acoustic tracks, new sleevenotes and a colour foldout booklet.
This album fared even better than its acclaimed predecessor, selling millions of copies and containing two classsic hit duets with Patti Labelle, as Womack updated his gutsy soul and blues roots within a modern format. Contains extra tracks.
As the Gabrielle single 'Rise' proves by its imaginative sampling of 'Knocking On Heaven's Door', Bob Dylan's music has frequently displayed a Gospel influence. These recordings of Dylan hits as sung by a Gospel choir in 1972 illustrate how well the spiritual aspects of the man's music can be highlighted, revealing something new and invigorating.
This infectious collection is named after the classic ska anthem by the legendary Justin Hinds. (famously covered by The Selector). Top vocal tracks are joined by in demand instrumental gems from mid 60's Jamaica, such as The Skatalites, Don Drummond, Baba Brooks and Roland Alphonso. Yes!
The Detroit trio's third and fourth albums from 1971 and 1974 on one CD, remastered from original tapes. The cult classic Skin I'm In was a funkier concoction than before, with the help of members of labelmates Parliament.
Straightforward two-on-one reissue of the first two albums from General Johnson & Co., from around 1970, containing most of their biggest hits and remastered from original tapes. Inculudes two versions of 'Patches', an international hit for Clarence Carter.
One of the most powerful larynxes on the British R&B scene of the '60s, Farlowe recorded four albums for Immediate between 1965 and 1968. All appear here, together with non-album singles and rare alternate mixes. The definitive collection of his Immediate days.
Early recordings from the rabble rousing US hippy groovesters. The first classic EP contains great garage psych versions of "I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die," "Superbird" "Bass Strings" and "Section 43" while Peter Krug's features "Fire In The City." The third one featured here includes the band Grootna jamming with Country Joe.
With their African rhythms, West Indian roots and British base, Cymande are certainly a psychedelic funk force. This flawless compilation strips down to the finest grooves from their three Janus albums, kicking off with their worldide smash, 'The Message'.
Responsible for a minor hit with The 'Stones "Lady Jane" and the catchy "Dear Mrs. Applebee", this splendid double package contains both of his albums and a bundle of previously unissued tracks. Totally Boss! NB: This David Garrick is not, as some have believed, the same David Garrick who later became David Byron of Spice/Uriah Heep, although to add to the confusion, that Garrick had sung on various MOR/muzak/library/TOTP compilations prior to the formation of Spice in 1969.
Classy mod sounds, with many previously uncompiled tracks from the Pye/Piccadily vaults. Northern soul meets R&B in a pill-popping freakout. Tracks:- Mike Stevens & Shevelles - The Go-Go Train; Felder's Orioles - Turn On Your Lovelight; Lucas & Mike Cotton - Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud; Tony Colton & Big Boss Band - You're Wrong There Baby; Timebox - I Wish I Could Jerk Like My Uncle Cyril; Sheffields - Bags Groove (Skat Walking); Soul Agents - Seventh Son; David Bowie - Good Morning Girl; Platform Six - Money Will Not Mean A Thing; Riot Squad - I Wanna Talk About My Baby; Organisers - Organiser; Alan Bown Set - Emergency 999; Ferris Wheel - Na Na Song; First Gear - The In Crowd; Band Of Angels - (Accept My) Invitation; Truth - She's A Roller; Koobas - A Place I Know; Mal & Primitives - Every Minute Of Every Day; Eddie Cave & Fyx - It's Almost Good; Sheila Carter & Episode Six - Incense; Gates Of Eden - Hey Now; Buddy Britten & Regents - Right Now; Meddy Evils - A Place Called Love; Ray MacVay Sound - Kinda Kinky; Paddy Klaus & Gibson - Rejected; Tony Colton - Further On Down The Track; Riot Squad - Gonna Make You Mine; Soul Agents - Gospel Train; Cymbaline - Coming Home Baby; Vandyke & Bambis - Doin' The Mod.
'Love Factory' is among the most fondly remembered 70s Northern soul classics. For the first time, this has been joined by Laws' rare 1977 album for Invictus, plus other early 70s Music Merchant (not to be confused with Mystic Merlin) sides on one CD, with the bonus of two extended 12" mixes.
Featuring Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, this was a UK pop sike band whose harmony summery pop included female vocalist Sheila Carter. This collection presents their entire recorded output - 28 tracks in all, including covers of tracks by Tim Rose, Willie Dixon and Bacharach & David.
Eddie Grant made his name with The Equals, who broke through with the memorable No. 1 hit, "Baby Come Back". Together with The Foundations, they pioneered late '60s multi-racial pop, as heard on the fifty tracks on this 2-CD retrospective.
First ever compilation of this late 60s UK soul combo fronted by male/female singers - like a cross between The Foundations and Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity. Featuring their rare 1967 album, "I Can't Break The Habit", as well as non-LP 45s, previously unissued, material and mono 45 mixes.
Another 30th Anniversary anthology from the invictus/Hot Wax stable. The Flaming Ember were a white sould band similar to Rare Earth, who charted with the classic pop-soul anthem, 'Westbound # 9', in 1970. This diefinitive retrospective contains all but a couple of tracks from two albums plus non LP singles.
Like The Equals, this was one the earliest multi-racial groups from the UK. Remembered for a string of hits in the late '60s ("Build Me Up Buttercup", "Baby Now That I've Found You", "In The Bad Old Days" etc), this extensive 3 CD retrospective reveals a wide artistic range of material, drawing from their 45s and LPs alike.
'Why do fools fallin love?' sang the chipper-voiced Mr Lymon on his biggest and best known hit. Sadly, his untimely death in the early 60s meant that he never found the answer to this question- but listening to this double CD retrospective of his Roulette sides proved that he knew how to belt out a tune, whether it be crooning or rock and roll. Worthy of investigation.
Double disc compilation of one of America's greatest crooners, famous for his vibrato and tenor delivery, whose career has stretched from country to pop to MOR to rock'n' roll and back again, and whose hits spanned four different decades.
Besides all his Pye and Piccadilly singles and LPs, this set includes a clutch of unissued tracks, and the second instalment of an illustrated history of his career. Little did the man know back in the 60s that he would be eulogised and immortalised so well by a snotty little punk from Birmingham, but that's often the way with legends. No disrespect Kev.
Sequel's "Here Comes The Girls" series finally evokes a male response, featuring:- Michael Leslie - Make Up Or Break Up; Tonny Rich - Save Our Love; Tony Jackson - Stage Door; Mark Wynter - Can I Get To Know You; Chants - I Could Write A Book; Robb Storme & The Whispers - Be Bop A Lu Bop A Lie; Vince Hill - Just As Long As (You Belong To Me); Oliver Reed - Ecstacy; Brad Newman - Please Don't Cry; Chants - I Don't Care; Charles Dickens - That's The Way Love Goes; John Summers - Don't Fool Yourself; John L Watson & The Hummelflugs - Lookin For Love; Mick & Malcolm - Big Black Smoke; The Migil 5 - Seven Lonely Days; Guy Darrell - Everything; Terry Anton - Leave A Little Love; James Galt - Comes The Dawn; Gary Benson - That Man's Got No Luck; Ivy League - My World Fell Down; West Coast Consortium - Looking Back; Sands Of Time - One Day; Jimmy Justice - Only Heartbreaks For Me; Band Of Angels - Leave It To Me;
Another selection of precious and rare 60s singles. Pure pop, raucous R&B, smooth urban textures and beat ballads - this superbly annotated compilation has them all. Tracks:- Mark Wynter - In My Imagination; Leonard Whiting - That's What Mama Say; Tony Rich - Don't Mention Her Name; Searchers - Each Time; Montanas - Run To Me; Davy Jones - Don't Come Crying To Me; Chants - She's Mine; Chariots - Problem Child; Emile Ford & Checkmates - Counting Teardrops; Kestrels - Don't Want To Cry; Johnny Wade - Looking For Me; David Garrick - One Little Smile; Paddy Klaus And Gibson - Hey Teresa; Wackers - Girl Who Wanted Fame; Mike Felix - Show Must Go On; Mal Ryder & Spirits - Lonely Room; Michael Aldred - Just Around The Corner; Bystanders - When Jessamine Goes; Chris Andrews - Pretty Belinda; Jackie Lynton - Teddy Bears' Picnic; Paul Conway - Don't Make Fun Of Me; Kenny Roberts - Say, Do You Mean It; Mark London - Stranger In The World; Long John Baldry - When The Sun Comes Shining Through.
A superb collection of the Brit response to the US girl group sound. Trcaks:- Breakaways - That's How It Goes; Sandra Barry - We Were Lovers (When The Party Began); Antoinette - There He Goes (The Boy I Love); Glo Macari - He Knows I Love Him Too Much; Sandie Shaw - As Long A You're Happy Baby; Barbara Ruskin - Song Without End; Simone Jackson - Tell Me What To Do; Jan Panter - Put Yourself In My Place; Glenda Collins - Hard To Believe It; Polly Brown - So Much In Love; Judy Cannon - Very First Day I Met You; Maxine Darren - How Can I Hide It From My Heart; Billie Davies - No Other Baby; Sarah Jane - Listen People; Julie Grant - Come To Me; Tammy St John - Shadows And Empty Hallways; Lorraine Silver - Happy Faces; Anita Harris - Something Must Be Done; Petula Clark - You'd Better Come Home; Yvonne Prenosilva - When My Baby Cries; Honeycombs - Something I've Got To Tell You; Jeannie and The Big Guys - I Want You; Val McKenna - I Can't Believe What You Say; Jackie Trent - If You Love Me (Really Love Me).
A double helping of female vocals from the Pye/Picadilly archives, to round off this series. Tracks:- Jackie Trent - Baby Are You Puttin' Me On; Val McKenna - Now That You've Made Up Your Mind; Tammy St John - Together Young Lovers; Ferris Wheel - Number One Guy; Tawny Reed - Needle In A Haystack; Vernons - Gettin' Together; Emmaline Jones - What Good Is I Love You; Satin Bells - Baby You're So Right For Me; Antoinette - Why Don't I Run Away From You; Barbara Ruskin - Love Came Too Late; Dee King - Sally Go Round The Roses; Petula Clark - La Nuit N'en Finit Plus (Needles & Pins); Petula Clark - Entre Nous Il Est Fou (She's A Fool); Sandie Shaw - Mais Tu L'aimes (Girl Don't Come); Donna Douglas - He's So Near; Valerie Mountain - Some People; Jeannie & The Big Guys - Don't Lie To Me; Simone Jackson - Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya; Peanut - I Wanna Hear It Again; Glenda Collins - Don't Let It Rain On Sunday; Shirley Abicair - Am I Losing You; Breakaways - Your Kind Of Love; Kay Kennedy - The Playground; Barbara Ann - You've Lost That Loving Feeling; Lisa Shane - Come And Get Me; Margo & The Marvettes - That's How Love Goes; Sharon Tandy - Hurtin' Me; Julie Grant - Stop; Julie Grant - Giving Up; Tammy St John - I Mustn't Cry; Peanut - I'm Not Sad; Sandra Barry - You Can Take It From Me; Caravelles - I Hear A New Kind Of Music; Dilys Watling - Sweet Darlin; Sheila Carter & Episode Six - Incense; Tawny Reed - I Got A Feeling; Maxine Nightingale - Love On Borrowed Time; Kim D - Real Thing; Nita Rossi - Every Little Day Now; Vernons - I Surrender; Polly Brown - I Can't Go On Living Without You; Paper Dolls - Someday; Val McKenna - Baby Do It; Pat Harris & Blackjacks - Hippy Hippy Shake; Simone Jackson - Pop Pop Pop Pie; Sandie Shaw - Ya Ya Da Da; Judy Cannon - Hello Heartache; Petula Clark - Bien Venu (Welcome Home); Dodie West - Who Does He Think He Is; Sharon Tandy - Perhaps Not Forever; Barbara Kay - Yes I'm Ready; Pickettywitch - Then It Will Be; Shirley Abicar - You Can't Hide A Broken Heart; Barbara Ruskin - I Can't Believe In Miracles; Jackie Trent - Make It Easy On Yourself; Petula Clark - Just Say Goodbye.
Another wonderful collection of 60s female pop bridging uptown soul, the girl group sound and Bacharach-style sophistication. Tracks:- Break-Aways - He Doesn't Love Me; Sharon Tandy - I've Found Love; Dana Gillespie - Pay You Back With Interest; Peanut - Thank Goodness For The Rain; Dee King - It's So Fine; Petula Clark - Where Am I Going; Mally Page - You Can Be Wrong About The Boys; Tammy St John - He's The One For Me; Maxine Darren - Don't You Know; Dodie West - Thinking Of You; Barbara Ruskin - Well How Does It Feel; Tawney Reed - You Can't Take It Away; Margo and The Marvellettes - When Love Slips Away; Pickettywitch - There He Goes; Anita Harris - London Life; Martha Smith - As I Watch You Walk Away; Julie Grant - Lonely Without You; Britt - You Really Have Started Something; Barbara Kay - Someone Has To Cry (Why Must I); Paper Dolls - My Life (Is In Your Hands); Nita Rossi - Untrue Unfaithful (That Was You); Jan Panter - Scratch My Back; Angela And The Fans - Love Ya Illya.
Yet more superb UK 60s pop gems culled from the Pye and Piccadilly archives. Tracks:- Sandra Berry - Questions; Mally Page - I'm Tired Just Lookin' At You; Tammy St John - Life & Soul Of The Party; Jackie Trent - Take Me Away; Petula Clark - Reach Out I'll Be There; Antoinette - Thankyou For Loving Me; Breakaways - Here She Comes; Donna Douglas - Blue Star; Linda Saxone - Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing; Nina Sterne - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone; Barbara Ruskin - Halfway To Paradise; Kim D - Come On Baby; Linda Doll - He Don't Want Your Love Anymore; Satin Bells - Da Di Da Da; Glenda Collins - Something I Got To Tell You; Shirley Abicair - So Goes Love; Dana Gillespie - Thank You Boy; Lorraine Silver - I Know You'll Be There; Angela & The Fans - I Know You; Baker Twins - He's No Good; Patti Brook - Heaven Is Being With You; Julie Rogers - Long After Tonight Is All Over; Dodie West - In The Deep Of The Night; Jackie Lee - You Make My Head Spin.
Yet another selection of '60s classics by distaff divas from the Pye and Piccadilly vaults. Tracks:- Petula Clark - Fancy Dancin' Man; Jackie Lee - Love Is A Gamble; The Caravelles - The Other Side Of Love; Val McKenna - Mixed Up, Shook-Up Girl; Lorraine Silver - Lost Summer Of Love; Barbara Ruskin - You Can't Blame A Girl For Trying; The Paper Dolls - All The Time In The World; Pickettywitch - Dream World; Glenda Collins - My Heart Didn't Lie; Breakaways - That Boy Of Mine; Candy Sparling - Can You Keep A Secret; Moya Moray - Just Wait Till Spring Is Here; Patti Brook - I Love You, I Need You; Peanut - Home Of The Brave; Karen Young - We'll Start The Party Again; New Faces - (Walk Tall) Like A Man; Tina Tott - Burning In The Background Of My Mind; Lori Balmer - Here Before The Sun; Liza Dulittle - I've Got To Get A Grip Of Myself; Babara Kay - That's What Angels Are For; Anita Harris - Trains And Boats And Planes; Nina Stern - Take It From Me (Little Girl); Antoinette - I'm For You; Jackie Trent - Either Way I Lose.
The Easy Project returns for a second elgant bite of the cherry, revisiting the riches of the Pye loungcore catalogue. TV and film themes join period classics of inventive orchestration on an album that conjures up the true spirit of the 60's.
As it indeed says on the box, this lavish 6 CD compilation box collects every single put out by Immediate between 1965 and 1969 and is, for instance, the only place to get The Fleur De Lys singles from the master tapes. Over 160 tracks from Poets, Small Faces, McCoys, Amen Corner, Fleur de Lys, Nice, Chris Farlowe, John Mayall and much much more. You get all the B sides too, as well as a huge accompanying book telling the stories behind all the label's output. Essential for collectors of classic UK singles.
The perfect introduction to Holland Dozier Holland's early 70s post-Motown soul labels Invictus and Hot Wax, containing all the hits from the likes of Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board, Honey Cone and more.
Any band staring British hit songwriters Carter & Lewis was never going to be short of material, but 60's band the Ivy League added a supreme grasp of harmony pop that made them the UK's closest equivalent to the Beach Boys. A host of rare and unissued material here joins their hit singles on this fab 2-CD retrospective.
Jackie was a major star both as a singer and as half of a songwriting/marriage partnership with Tony Hatch, and she topped the charts in 1965 with 'Where Are You Now'. This double CD charts her early beat-era Pye 45s through to her later, slightly rockier sounds in the mid 1970s.
Unlike many 60s stars, Jimmy James kept the soul flame burning well into the 70s, greeting the disco era with the same skill as he had once entertained London's elite clubland. All his 70s hits are here, including his Transatlantic smash, 'I Am Somebody' So good the Beastie Boys not only sampled him, they named a song after him.
Probably the best blue-eyed British soul singer of the early '60s. He enjoyed spectacular success with hits like "When My Little Girl Is Smiling", "Ain't That Funny" and the classic "Spanish Harlem". This double CD boasts all his Pye recordings, including two complete albums: "The Two Sides" and "Smash Hits".
One of the UKs most renowned and original saxophonists, this double retrospective couples together two avant garde albums he recorded for Pye progressive Dawn subsidiary in the early 70s. "Where Fortune Smiles" features John McLaughlin, Karl Berger, Stu Martin and Dave Holland, whilst "Live At Woodstock Town Hall" is a live performance from '74 with Stu Martin.
A straight transfer from Castle's old Renaissance imprint, this 'best of' draws upon Watson's commercial zenith from the mid-1970s until the early 80s, via a string of albums for DJM. 'I Need It' went top 40 in the UK in 1976 while the monster top 5 US R&B smash, 'A Real Mother For Ya' was a hit in Britain in 1977.
The Rolling Stones' songbook is celebrated with this collection from the vaults of Pye, Iummediate and Musicor. Several of the songs were exclusives never issued by the Stones themselves (Jimmy Tarbuck, Greenbeats, Gene Pitney etc) : others were enormous hits: and most of the Chris Farlowe selections involved Jagger himself as arranger/producer.
By the time of Lonnie (1958). Donegan was well established on the back of several hit records. This LP reflected a more wistful approach back to his folk roots, featuring work songs, spirituals and blues by the likes of Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie. The original 10" LP is augmented by suitable extra tracks from the period.
Rides Again (1959) shared the same concept as Lonnie, albeit now with ace Young British guitarist Les Bennetts. Again, this represented Donegan's musical roots; he performs a Cole Porter song, 'Miss Otis Regrets', via Josh White, alongside folk, blues and country & western material. Alongside the original album, the many choice bonus tracks include material from Lonnie's New York Atlantic sessions.
This is how it all began, when Lonnie created his skiffle okutfit in 1956 to record the classic showcase 10" LP for Nixa, it sold so well it entered the singles charts. Tracks 1-11 were recorded by the Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (with Chris Barber). The contemporaneous bonus cuts help make this the definitive document of Lonnie's seminal early recording for Nixa.
Donegan's background was Irish Catholic, and a deep vein of faith clearly ran through him, making him a powerful gospel singer without equal in the UK. Sing Hallelujah(1962) was the result of this passion. The Sing Hallelujah LP (tracks 9--20) is preceded by previous Donegan tracks with a religious flavour.
Few artists have pioneered British music as strongly as Lonnie Donegan, a star of 50s skiffle, a direct influence on The Beatles and still a force with a new album. This 2-CD set assembles the cream of his hits and highlights from the 50s and 60s.
The Folk Album (1965) capitalised on the growing popularity of the genre - and specifically Bob Duylan (indeed, it contains a Dylan song). This 'mixed bag' was recorded at various times and represents Donegan in 1965 carving a new role for himself in the wake of the Beatles and the Stones - though he was still an enormous star with compliations in the charts.
The first comprehensive reappraisal of the mid-70s Chelsea recordings from Scotland's feistiest female. Named after her hit version of the Bowie song (on which he performed). Includes two whole albums, including the Bond theme, 'The Man With The Golden Gun'.
First issued on Pye in 1976, this solo album from one of the finest British-based sould singers of the 1970s includes a couple of rare groove classics. Sequel's CD also adds a non-album B-side, as a companion release to Blue Mink retrospectives featuring Madeline. Triva fact: 'That's What Friends Are For' was used in The Sweeney movie!
Who can forget 'Blue Moon'- a song covered by everybody- which took doo-wop eccentricity to glorious new heights of madness in the early 60s? That single guaranteed the Marcels a place in rock history, but it merely touched the surface of their glorious catalogue of R&B vocal group trickery. This set includes all their hits and plenty of rarities, with two unissued tracks.
In jazz circles, Mark Murphy's exquisite vocal style is regarded as second to none, praised in the past by such stellar talents as Scott Walker and Ella Fitzgerald. This is the first reissue of this rare UK album, originally recorded for Immediate in the mid '60s.
Midnight Star enjoyed a string of 1980s soul hits fr Solar, including the UK smash, 'Midas Touch'. Platinum-selling albums followed, based around the songs of the Calloway brothers, whose subsequent hits as Calloway also appear here on this 2-CD set.
The first British 60s group to experiment with new Ska and Bluebeat rhythms coming out of Jamaica, this retrospective gathers together all their Pye recordings, including their 1964 hit "Mockin' Bird Hill".
The Moments were All Platinum's biggest act, scoring a string of US R&B hits from their inception in the late 60s before finally breaking through in the UK in the mid-70s. This CD couples their first two albums from 1969 and 1970, including th smash hit 'Love On A Two Way Street'
While less talented groups hit the charts, The Montanas issued a perfectly crafted series of mid 60s singles that traced the shift from British beat into summer pop and even hints of psychedelia, without ever reaping the success they deserved. All their 45s from that era are on this CD, alongside out-takes and unreleased versions. Includes the absolutely ESSENTIAL mod dancefloor filler 'A Step In The Right Direction'.
Remember the skinhead moonwalk? This dancefloor driven set concentartes on tune spopular with skinheads and reggae fans in the late 60's and early 70's-and ever since. Features The Silvertones, Winston jarret, John Holt, Winston Wright and many more
Great compilation of late sixties UK whimsical pop/psyke, this time from the Pye label archives. Jangly harmonious power pop by Timon, Gentle Influence, Flying Machine, Bystanders, Rainbow People, Status Quo and plenty more.Plenty of trippy freakouts in this CD.
Following Sequel's best selling set of 60s TV themes comes this companion volume from the decade of glam rock, flares and superb TV programmes. From classic sporting moments ('Sportsnight' 'Match Of The Day') to kids TV ('Sesame Street'). It's all here- and more.
Petula was the first British pop singer to become a major star in France. The two albums here (issued complete and in original mono) were huge hits there in 1964, and include rare French versions of 'Anyone Who Had A Heart', 'Needles And Pins' (La Nuit N'en Finit Plus'), and many more, including 'Les James Dean' - a real rocker, and about as far from her UK image as you could get.
Petula's great lost album from 1970 has never been issued in its complete form. It was her final collaboration with Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent. Because no sleeve was ever designed, new artwork featuring unpublished period colour shots probably destined to be used on the LP have been used. The music is simply stunning.
Pet is now a British institution, having been in the business for a staggering 60 years. And what better way to celebrate than with this stylish overview of her Pye recordings from the 50s and 60s - that's 50 tracks from her golden era.
Both these albums were issued in 1965, at their height of Petula's worldwide fame. Having reinvented hereself in the wake of the beat boom, the singer began a hectic recording schedule which continued throughout the rest of the 1960s. This CD includes many of her best-known hits.
In Hollywood was issued in 1959; In Other Words in 1962; but despite this gap, the records shared a common feel inspired by US show and film tunes which makes their combination a logical way to commence our two-on-one reissue series. East title boasts remastered sound, new sleeve-notes and lavish artwork.
Issued consecutively in 1966, these two albums are among the finest of her entire career. Aside from compilations, I Coundn't Live Without Your Love was Pet's best-selling album, peaking at No. 11 in the charts. All these titles boast colour foldout booklets containing sleeve-notes from Pet authority Richard Harries.
First issued in 1957, this was Petula's first proper album, the genesis of her recording career, featuring popular standards of the day. The sixteen bonus tracks are also drawn from the late 50s and early 60s - sticking to the album's theme of classic standards. Also includes a newly-discovered alternate version of the Clark classic, 'Thank You'.
Pye's 60s subsidiary label, Piccadilly here gets the focus with a selection of its erstwhile output, including rare Dave Clark Five & pre-Status Quo Traffic Jam. Tracks:- Joe Brown & Bruvvers - Crazy Mixed Up Kid; Emile Ford - Half Of My Heart; Al Saxon - I've Said It Again; Danny Storm - Honest I Do; Johnny Keating - Theme From Z Cars; Davy Jones - Don't Come Crying To Me; Joe Brown & Bruvvers - Picture Of You; Vince Hill - River's Run Dry; Dave Clark Five - I Knew It All The Time; De Laine Sisters - It Might As Well Rain Until September; Jackie Lynton - All Of Me; Buddy Britten & Regents - Long Gone Baby; Cuddley Dudley - Ferryboat Ride; Kestrels - Walk Right In; Elaine & Derek - Hey Paula; Vince Eager - Heavenly; Guv'nors - Let's Make It A Habit Of This; Simone Jackson - Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya; Donna Douglas - He's So Near; Tommy Quickly - Tip Of My Tongue; Jeannie & The Big Guys - Don't Lie To Me; Robb Storme & The Whispers - To Know Her Is To Love Her; Linda Doll & Sundowners - He Don't Want Your Love; Tony D & Shakeouts - Is It True; Remo 4 - Sally Go Round The Roses; Peter Jay & Jaywalkers - Where Did Our Love Go; Sounds Orchestral - Cast Your Fate To The Wind; Mark Peter & Silhouettes - Don't Cry For Me; Barbara Ann - You've Lost That Loving Feeling; Wackers - Girl Who Wanted Fame; Val McKenna - Baby Do It; Mal Ryder & Spirits - Lonely Room; Rockin' Berries - Poor Man's Son; Buddy Britten & Regents - She's About A Mover; Ivy League - Tossin & Turnin; Sorrows - Take A Heart; Britt - Leave My Baby Alone; Band Of Angels - Leave It To Me; Freddie Lennon - That's My Life; Antoinette - Why Don't I Run Away From You; Bobby Rio - Ask The Lonely; Felder's Orioles - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More); Keith & Billie - You Don't Know Like I Know; David Garrick - Dear Mrs Applebee; Loving Kind - Ain't That Peculiar; Geno Washington & Ram Jam Band - Que Sera Sera; Jimmy James & Vagabonds - Ain't Love Good Ain't Love Proud; Keith Powell & Valets - It Keeps Rainin; Clinton Ford - Run To The Door; Bystanders - 98.6; Timebox - I'll Always Love You;Traffic Jam - Almost But Not Quite There.
Back in 1980, 'We Got The Funk' effortlessly bridged the gap between the disco and rap eras, a club classic still in demand today. This first-ever retrospective draws on this and other classics, including material by spin-off act Positive Express.
This Liverpool ( hardly a ghetto, but then again. . . ) band are arguably Britain's most successful soul outfit ever, with perennial hits like 'You To Me Are Everything' 'Can't Get By Without You' and 'Can't You Feel The Force'. All three appear on this definitive remastered collection from the 70s and early 1980s.
A second volume of hot and summery UK '60s psychy west coast influenced Sunshine Pop, with The Ivy League, Episode Six, Rainbow People, Chosen Few and more.... Groovy, gear and fab shirts and giggles..... Yeah baby!
More UK nuggets from the Summer of Gloves (it was cold!). Thirty late '60s groovers from Episode Six, Kinks, Searchers, West Coast Consortium, Ivy League, Donovan and plenty more who really wished they were living in San Francisco... Groovy...
Fourth volume in this excellent series focuses on the British equivalent of the 60's New York Tin Pan Alley songwriting scene. Here the likes of Rockin' Berries, Ivy League, Searchers, Precious Few, Carl Wayne and more recreate that US sound - not always achieving the same success, but always done with some skill.30 gems all remastered.
Surfing was never really that popular in this country (Odd that ?) as the US, but the music did cross the big pond, as here shown by the likes of Episode Six, Eagles, John Paul Jones, Chants, Roulettes, Undertakers and more giving us their own interpretations of those sunny summery surfing sounds from the early to mid Sixties.All remastered.
This volume from the Pye vaults concentrates on the UK Sixties folk rock scene. Included here are Searchers, Sorrows, Donovan, Epics, Mark Wynter, Tony Jordan, Overlanders and others all hell bent on proving that 60's folk rock did not begin and end with Bob Dylan.All Remastered
Back to glorious UK Sixties flower power pop for this latest volume in the series. Harmony drenched rarities from Montanas, Boomerangs, Rainbow People, Jefferson, West Coast Consortium, Homer's Knods and more all creating a summery sunshine sound that still sounds good today.
Twenty of the best from the ex Soft Boys man, the incomparable Mr. Hitchcock. Combining the traditions of music hall, The Goons and his own extraordinary take on psychedelia, this compilation compiles tracks from his first nine albums and comes complete with a well-packed booklet explaining all you need to know. If you don't already know Mr. Hitchcock, this is a great place to start.
Both their 1964 albums, "In Town" and "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries" plus 45 cuts and unreleased material... Featuring trademark falesetto vocals, and a rockin' beat, this Midlands band eventually descended into cabaret & comedy routines, but this 58 track anthology reflects Brum Beat at its best and includes many unreleased tracks.
There are two stories for the price of one on this magnificent retrospective. Story No 1 is Ronnie Hawkins, alias 'the Hawk', a wild man to rival any artist in rock'n'roll hsitory. This definitive collection of 50s and 60s sides reveals story no.2, starring his backing band, the Hawks, who changed their name to The Band, and left their own indelible mark on the history of rock. This is an unmisssable treat.
Whether he was scoring for the best British movies, or turning his skills as an arranger to standards of popular music,Roy Budd was a brilliantly innovative talent and a memorable composer.This fantastic collection gathers up the best of his back catalogue from 'Soldier Blue', 'Get Carter', 'Girl Talk', Lust' and loads more…
The Searchers were The Beatles only real Merseybeat rivals in the '60s, and their close harmonies and 12-string guitar licks were a major influence on the birth of US folk-rock. With its mixture of hit singles, key album tracks, foreign-language songs and many rare and unissued recordings, this superbly assembled set cements the Searchers' place in rock history!
Nifty compilation of '60s Christmas hits & misses! Tracks:- Bob Wallis - Jingle Bells; Ivy League - Holly & The Ivy; Petula Clark - Happiest Christmas; Emile Ford - White Christmas; Morecombe & Wise - Twelve Days Of Christmas; Nita Rossi - Daddy Christmas Song; Bryan Taylor - Let It Snow On Christmas Day; Ivy League - Once In Royal David's City; Joe Brown - All Things Bright & Beautiful; Dyon Parker - Footprints In The Snow; Butch Moore & Capitol Showband - Christmas Song; Ivy League - Good King Wenceslas; Wally Whyton - Christmas Land; Joe Brown - Holly and The Ivy; Joan Regan - Must Be Santa; Leslie Crowther - Great Christmas Pudding Song; Joe Brown - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Joan Regan - Will Santa Come To My Shanty Town; Clinton Ford - Miss Hooligan's Christmas; Morecombe & Wise - Bingle Jells; Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson - Swingin' Sleigh Ride; Bryan Taylor - Donkey's Tale; Gerry & Ohio - An Old Christmas Card; Lonnie Donegan - Santa's Sleigh Ride, Rudolph's Reindeer, Born In Bethlehem; Butch Moore & Capitol Showband - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; Petula Clark - This Is Christmas; Black Dyke Mills Band - Hark The Herald Angels Sing; Viscounts - Silent Night.
The early 60s threw up a series of American teen stars who stepped easily between singing and acting careers. Whelley Fabares hit the jackpot in both fields, co-starring in three El;vis Presley movies, and topping the US chart with 'Jonny Angel', which appears alongside here other hits on this compilation.
The official compilation of the London Mod Gods. Drawing from their three official albums, singles and rare outtakes, this presents 50 tracks of inspirational music, all remastered and including plenty of reading material in the included booklet.
Excellent double disc compilation from the UK Sixties contemporaries of The Beatles. Disc One concentrates on their singles releases - 30 tracks that include foreign language versions and previously unreleased mixes. Disc Two is their 1965 album in its entirety. Classic UK '60's Beat Pop.
Pye producer and arranger John Schroeder formed Sounds Orchestral at the height of the British beat boom, to provide some contrast to the groups that were dominating the charts and the radio waves. Their poignant arrangement of Vince Guaraldi’s ‘Cast Your Fate To The Wind’ brought the instrumental group an immediate hit, which is just one of the exquisitely arranged performances on this 1965 album.
Sugarhill was synonymous with rap and hip-hop. But the label's 70s legacy in the All Platinum label meant that Sugarhill also issued much quality soul, as evidenced on this 2 CD collection. Many of the artist were already established: others were new discoveries: either way,this is high calibre 80s soul.
Remastered original TV soundtracks form the 60's. Includes the theme tunes to 'Thunderbirds', 'Captain Scarlet' , 'Joe 90' & 'Stingray'. Plus other great music from the shows. Scott Tracey in Thunderbird 1 cover art.
Megastars in their native America, this band only made fleeting appearances in the UK charts, despite issuing a stream of effortlessly commercial mid 60s pop. This "2 for 1" combines LPs named after their two most famous and danceable hits.
The Tremeloes have been poorly served with definitive compilations over the years. Thankfully Sequel have remedied this situation, with this singles collection spanning their golden time with CBS from 1966 - 74. Bright & breezy pop with distinctive harmony vocals!!
This 30 track CD couples the bands two albums from 1967, "Here Come The Tremeloes" and "Alan, Dave, Rick And Chip" together with B sides and a previously unissued track. Included within are some o their biggest hits, "Here Comes My Baby", "Silence Is Golden" and "Even The Bad Times Are Good", plus some overlooked psych-pop nuggets.
In 1970 The Tremeloes publically declared a change of style towards a more serious/mature rock music - with their album "Master". Now it's reissued with numerous bonus tracks, including 45s and previously unissued material.
In 1968, the Trem's didn't issue a UK album. So this CD contains their British A's and B's, foreign 45s, soul covers from US album "Suddenly You Love Me", and rock 'n' roll covers from mainland Europe LP, "My Little Lady", issued in the USA as "1965-1968: World Explosion" and in the UK in 1973 as "Reach Out For The Tremeloes".
Twang! Is the first of three double CD sets devoted to collectable instruementals from the Pye and Piccadilly archives. Rare productions by the legendary late Joe Meek are joined by many tracks never released on CD before. US covers are complimented by originals and updates of standards. A must for any fan of the instrumental beat combo.
UK Sixties duo whose poppy harmonies resembled Peter & Gordon - only slightly funkier. This 28 track compilation includes both of their rare albums as well as singles tracks, their own quirky compositions and covers of Rolling Stones and Small Faces songs.
Sequel marked 30 years of the LA disco/soul favourites with this 2-CD retrospective which gathered up all their hits for Soul Train and Solar, including their chart-topping 'And The Beat Goes On' and 'Rock Steady' - the latter penned and produced by the dynamic duo of L.A. Reid and Babyface.
When Will Smith borrowed the chorus from 'And The Beat Goes On' he reintroduced the music of the LA soul veterans The Whispers to a whole new audience. This new 2-CD set concentrates on their uptempo recordings from the early 70s to the late 80s.
The 60s were a golden era in British comedy TV and record companies made the fatal flaw of comissioning these funny people to make records. Hence this rogue's gallery of musical offences in the name of showbiz entertainment. This 50-track, 2-CD set reads like a who's who of British comedy TV from the 60s and 70s.