"It's all over now baby blue" - 16 heartless cheatin' and wife beatin' tunes


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"I wonder why Mary-Ann cheated just a little bit; now she's beaten black and blue... it's all over..."

1. i'm a man - the chancellors

Terrific mid-tempo garage rock version of Bo Diddley's "I'm a man" on Soma in 1965. They had more single releases on Brent, Cap City, El Cid and U.S.A.

9. it's all over now baby blue - the beckett quintet

Written by Bob Dylan its best version is the one by the Chocolate Watchband.  I can't really say I love this Byrds-like 1965 version, but it has something special. A Gemcor release.

2. little monkey - market place

Belgian single on Vogue. It was their sole output. Both sides were written by Jacques Albin. The flipside "Red moon" gained some attention on the Belgian popcorn scene in the early 70s, hence its inclusion on the 1981 sampler "12 popcorn oldies vol 1", also on Vogue.

10. you know you really hurt me girl - the cult

1966 B-side of "Here I stand". A slow garage beat tune on 20th Century Fox, their second of two 45s.  "Here I stand" already reappeared on the compilation "Vile vinyl vol 1".

3. come on and tell - the matiny's

Two young Belgian sisters with their sole release from 1961. They both sing and play rock 'n' roll guitar. Were they trying to become the female Everly Brothers? Allegedly they had a lot of gigs in Belgium, but nobody seems to remember them. A Show Records release.

11. you cheated - the daytrippers

I know nothing about this band, besides this 1966 Karate release. This song was also released by American Music Makers, as flipside to "That's part of the game" in 1967.

4. i wonder why - the gents

Heavy fuzz psych punker from 1967 from a band I hardly know anything about. They had one other release in 1966 on Duane. Also on Normandy Records there's a 3LP compilation called "Battle of the bands - 1967 national finals" and it features six Gents songs. Why six? Because they were the winners of the contest. "I wonder why" is not on that compilation.

12. heartless - yvonne carre

Mid 60s yéyé style recording by Yvonne Carré, born in the Bermudas. As British citizen she sang in English but also in German. "Pepito" and "Sukiyaki" were the big success singles. Released on the unkown Continental label.

5. the lament of silver gulch - the turbans

Crazy novelty with screams and other unusual sounds from 1961. Interesting Philadelphia doo-wop group.

13. horse fever - cliff nobles & co

Known for the instrumental "The horse" and the vocal version "Love is all right" from 1968. But he also recorded this funky instrumental in that same year. Nobles moved from Alabama to Philadelphia to form a band.

6. sehorns farms - the meters

Funky organ instrumental B-side of "Sophisticated Cissy", their debut single and an instant R&B chart success. A 1968 release on Josie. My copy is on Jubilee.

14. climbing - virgil griffin

Solid soul tune from 1967 on Shout Records and re-released on Jay Boy.

7. mary-ann - montemoro

Belgian single from 1973, first of three on Disques Vogue. It's typical glam-pop from Belgium. I particularly like the sound of the bass and guitar, not the vocals.

15. junky chase - curtis mayfield

Taken from the movie "Super fly", fantastic groovy instro funk by the master himself. Watch the movie and enjoy the scene with this song. From 1972.

8. captain man - jim powell

Angry white man from Birmingham goes to Hamburg and performs his wild R&B in the Starclub when The Beatles were doing exactly the same. He also returned to England and recorded most of his songs for Decca and Young Blood. This was released in 1969 on Young Blood, but I think it was recorded in 1966.

16. just a little bit - roy head

His second release, a beat rocker from 1965 that deserved more.  Very short song, only 105 seconds, that also appeared on his debut album "Treat me right", which is also the title of the flipside of this Scepter Records release.