"Shimmy fizz" - 16 late 60s/early 70s songs on shimmy black wax

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"Whatcha gonna do when a disc jockey calls for a celebration? Shimmy all night long, baby!"  

1. disc jockey - adriano celentano

Flipside of "The language of love", better known as "Prisencólinensináinciúsol ". From 1972 on Epic by one of Italy's biggest stars.

9. this calls for a celebration - the fantastic zoo 

When folk rock meets garage psych it's 1966 and this calls for a celebration. A 1966 release on Double Shot Records. See also vol 131.

2. whatcha gonna do - the soul society

It's reminds me a bit of "Just dropped in" by Kenny Rogers at some points, but the distorted guitar break is something completely different. This ain't no soul, it's vicious garage psychedelica from 1967 on Showco Records.
10. friends - feather

Folk rock band that recorded one album and at least one 45. This song is also the opening track for their album "Friends", both from 1970 on White Whale.
3. what you gonna do? - brian auger & the trinity

Great Hammond groove funk tune by the master himself. A 1968 release on Polydor.
11. it's good news week - hedgehoppers anonymous

Only a handfull of singles were released in 1965-1966. Formed as The Trendsetters in 1963 this beat combo disappeared at the end of 1966. A Parrot release from 1965.
4. shimmy - toussaint mccall
Incredibly groovy instrumental B-side of "Nothing takes the place of you", his debut single on Ronn Records in 1967. Both sides are also to be found on his first full album.

12. never a time - levy & finkelstein
Was this really their sole release? Soulful late 60s rock on Disques Vogue.
5. fizz - ian whitcomb & bluesville

Bluesville was Ian Whitcomb's backing band in 1965. His biggest hit was "You turn me on". This instrumental B-side of "This sporting life" is excellent mid-60s beat with a piano and a harmonica .
13. suburban life - the racket squad
Two albums and half a dozen singles is their heritage on Jubilee Records. Fantastic freakbeat from 1968. Drummer was Joey Covington, pre-Jefferson Airplane. Have you ever heard his solo cover of The Who's "Boris the spider"? Highly recommended. He has also played in The Vibrasonics, a hot rod outfit known for "Drag race".
6. tony's theme - hugo montenegro

He recorded so many soundtracks and some are simply amazing. "Lady in cement", a 1968 movie by Gordon Douglas starring Frank Sinatra as Tony Rome and Raquel Welch as Kit Forrest, is one of those. "Tony's theme" is a great instrumental taken from that soundtrack on RCA Victor. On the original soundtrack single (flipside of "Lady in cement") it lasts 1'36", while the other release (b/w "Good vibrations") it's 2'18". Strange...
14. flower power - the sandpebbles
R&B vocal trio from the US. After their previous single "Love power", they tried again to cash in on the hippie flower power movement, unsuccessfully.
7. double tough - the magi

If you liked "Rockin' crickets" (see vol 131), you'll love "Double tough". A rockin' instrumental with a terrific guitar solo… but it should have been recorded in 1960 or so. Nobody was waiting for a sound like this in 1965 anymore.
15. love power - the sandpebbles
This was their second single (their first was "Forget it/Psychedelic technicolour dream") and a big success. I still don't get it why a soul band tries to reach out for hippies. It's 1967, maybe that's why.
8. depressed feeling - the grassroots

"Let's live for today" is my fave Grassroots tune. This is the flipside, a 1967 popsike recording with fuzz guitar and enough energy to get you onto the dance floor. See also vols 141 and 156.
16. full brass - the beat fellows
A Belgian combo with only three 45s, all on Le Phare. Trumpets, heavy bass lines, a Hammond organ and a groovy drum beat turned this flipside in an instant killer track… no, it didn't, but it should.