"Cavern stomp" - 16 fortune cookies filled with beat creme


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"Let's skip Club Seventeen and follow the parade of the redskin soldiers to The Cavern where the good times are but no respectable women..."

1. the parade of the tin soldiers - peter jay & the jaywalkers

Brit-rock 'n' roll instrumental from 1963 from the Joe Meek school. It's the B-side of their version of "Kansas City". A Decca release.

9. redskins - peter jay & the jaywalkers

B-side of their debut single from 1962 on Decca. Joe Meek produced this rock instrumental. They recorded from 1962 till 1966 for Decca and Piccadilly and toured around Britain with The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

2. cavern stomp - the big three

Terrific self-penned B-side of "By the way", typical Merseybeat from Liverpool 1963, featuring "Faron" Ruffley of Faron's Flamingos. See also vol 262.

10. till my girl - the jokers

A very rare release by these Belgians from Antwerp. Best known for their instrumentals they also recorded several vocal songs like this 1969 weirdo for Reward Records, their own record label. It's the B-side of "Help me".

3. find out the truth - the roulettes

For a while they were Adam Faith's backing band. Then they moved on to become a terrific beat combo. They only have been around for about six years. Russ Ballard was their singer. This beat tune is from 1964, recorded for Parlophone.

11. seven daffodils - the cherokees

What version came first? The Mojos' and the Cherokees' version are both from 1964. This release was issued by Columbia around the same time Decca issued the Mojos single. The Cherokees was a Leeds beat group, giving us six singles in 1964-'66.

4. the fortune teller - the merseybeats

"The fortune teller" instead of "Fortune teller", yet it's the same song, played by the band that became The Merseys and started as The Mavericks. I actually think this was their debut single. It's the B-side of "It's love that really counts", a Bacharach/David song. A Fontana release from 1963.

12. where the good times are - beverley

A mod freakbeat release from 1966 that is much sought after because of the inclusion of pre-Led Zep icons John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page. Beverley Martin is still active in the music business. Randy Newman wrote the A-side, "Happy new year".

5. the skip - peppi

The flipside is "Do the skip". They tried, unsuccessfully, to launch a new dance. In 1965 nobody was waiting for a new dance craze. If this were released four years earlier, it might have been a hit. I have one other 45 by this UK outfit.

13. do the skip - peppi

Another (failed) attempt to launch the Skip as a the new dance sensation. Flipside is "The skip". As I said earlier, in 1965 the youngsters weren't interested anymore in doing new versions of the monkey, the watusi, the swim, …

6. respectable - the cheynes

The first of three singles by the London R&B group, featuring a beat cover of the Isley Brothers song. Most notable member was Mick Fleetwood who joined on drums. Guitarist Phil Sawyer went on to play with Fleur De Lys and the post-Winwood Spencer Davis Group. This was released in 1963 on Parlophone.

14. woman - the zombies

B-side of their second single, right after their smash hit "She's not there". This fierce beat raver includes some savage organ playing and vocals by Rod Argent.  It was also included on their debut album "Begin here". A 1964 release on Decca.

7. i can't get you out of my mind - the contrasts

Another terrific beat song on Parlophone and quite hard to find. Was this really their sole release? From 1963.

15. club seventeen - the tradewinds

Surf rock from the East Coast, Rhode Island. Formed in 1965 (after disbanding The Videls) they broke up in 1969. This is one of their early singles from 1965 on Red Bird.

8. golli golli - johnny shadow & danny gavan

I know Johnny Shadow from two singles on Parlophone in 1965. Two years earlier he recorded this jungle drum pounding beat stomper together with Danny Gavan for Pye Records. I'm not sure it this was also issued, as I have only seen this promo release.

16. votez hein bon - suzanne gabriello

Suzanne Gabriello was born Suzanne Galopet. Gabriello was the stage name of her father André Galopet. She was already 34 years old when she recorded this funny version of Nino Ferrer's "Oh! He! Hein! Bon!" for Barclay, also in 1966. She has transformed other Ferrer songs with great titles like "Z'avez pas lu Kafka"

barclay 1966