SURFADELIC 60’s CHICKS !!! vol.2

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More Surfadelic 60’s Girl Groups favorites featuring SHANGRI-LAS, DONNA LOREN, THE TOMBOYS, LYDIA MARCELLE, JEAN & THE STATESIDES, THE STARLETS, ANNETTE, THE BITTERSWEETS, THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, THE ANGELS, SYLVIE VARTAN, THE MARVELETTES, THE SHIRELLS, LULU, TONI MCCANN, THE CHYMES, DIXIE CUPS, BEA, NANCY SINATRA, THE CRYSTALS, THE LIVERBIRDS, MAYALTA PAGE, RAYLENE & THE BLUE ANGELS, THE DEBUTANTES, HAL BLAINE, MINNIE & THE KNEEBONES, CAROL CONNORS, THE CAKE, DENISE & COMPANY, THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE, SHE. 32 trax of 60’s girl rockin’ power, gotta dig!!!

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SURFADELIC 60’s CHICKS !!! (Girl Groups action!)

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Here’s a collection of Surfadelic 60’s Girl Groups favorites featuring KAREN VERROS, THE WHAT FOUR, SYLVIE VARTAN, FRANCE GALL, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, REPARATA & THE DELRONS, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, THE MARTELLS, JACQUELINE TAIEB, MARY MCCARTHY, THE TAMMYS, THE SUPREMES, THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS, THE VISITORS, SUSAN LYNNE, JUNE WILKINSON & MAMIE VAN DOREN, DEBBIE LORI KAYE, DONNA LOREN, THE CAKE, LUV’D ONES, TWO OF CLUBS, LOVE EXCHANGE, THE ANGELS, THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, THE LIVERBIRDS. 28 trax of rockin’ miniskirts action, dig!!!

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THEE SIXPENCE – Step By Step (60’s Garage)

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This is the band that became The Strawberry Alarm Clock, best known for their hit “Incense & Peppermint”. Thee Sixpence recorded the first, original, pre-Strawberry Alarm Clock version of this legendary song, included here on this Akarma release, a complete collection of all of the T.S. singles. Guitarist Ed King went on to form Lynard Skynard, while fellow Sixpence artist John Gannis went on to form Hunger. 11 trax mostly fine covers. Enjoy!

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HERE AIN’T THE YARDBIRDS! (60’s Garage Covers of The Yardbirds Songs)

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40 trax Surfadelic collection of 60’s garage//beat/psych covers of The Yardbirds tunes from allover the globe featuring MONTY, THE MODS, NAZZ, THE JINX, THE E-TYPES, THE BEAVERS, COLIN COOK, THE FEEL GOODS, THE BLIZZARDS, PALMES, THE LITTER, BLUES RAGS ‘N’ HOLLERS , THE UGLY DUCKLINGS, AL STEWART, FABULOUS FAKES, LAS ANTORCHAS, THE STILLROVEN, THE MISUNDERSTOOD, PLEASE FEED THE ANIMALS, APPLE, JOHNNY MANN SINGERS, BLUES DIMENSION, THE ARIZONA SWAMP COMPANY, LOS YOUNG BEATS, THE COUNT FIVE, LIBERTY BELL, THE FLIPPERS, OTHER SIDE, THE RYANS, THE TWILIGHTS, THE HUMAN BEINZ, IAN & THE ZODIACS, THE HONEY JUG, BURLINGTON EXPRESS, GROWING CONCERN, FRANCOIS FABRICE, THE GALAXIES, LOS JOCKERS. Por Tu Amor, dig!

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More Kinky Covers !!! (The Kinks 60’s Garage Covers)

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34 trax Surfadelic collection of 60’s garage/mod/beat covers of Kinks tunes from allover the world, featuring THE LARRY PAGE ORCHESTRA, DE MASKERS, JAY-JAYS, THE REINS, SWAMP RATES, THE RAYDERS, PSYCHO, THE ALLUSIONS, THE REMAINS, GONN, FORMULA 1, THE JAYBIRDS, LOS HOLIDAY’S, BARI & THE BREAKAWAYS, BARABBA, THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND, THEE SIXPENCE, LOS JOCKERS, DELFINI, THE SEVENS, PAUL TRENDA GROUP, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, THE KING-BEEZZ, EQUIPE 84, FRANCOISE HARDY, KENNY AND THE KASUALS, ANKI LINDQVIST, OS CLAVES, LOS HANG TEN’S, HANK SQUIRES. Where Have All The Good Times Gone? Dig!

(Special thanx to GarageTapes.blogspot)

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KONTROVERSIAL KOVERS (The Kinks 60’s Covers, Garage/Mod!)

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“A collection of thirty-two 1960s mod, garage, and freakbeat bands covering The Kinks. By the end of the 1960s The Kinks had clearly inspired a veritable army of artists who for one reason or another felt the need to put their stamp on a Davies composition. Often times deciding to do so over releasing even their own material in the belief that Ray and Dave, speaking through them, could convey their feelings and the feelings of the day better than their own words ever could. Others just wanted to cash in on a known hit making songwriter. Both camps are heavily featured here and it’s usually pretty obvious which was their respective persuasion. Both takes end up being fascinating however, as you are able to hear the respective artists try to decide where they were going to take what were usually well fleshed out compositions. Few exceed the energy of the Kinks’ performances of these masterpieces, but everyone here put their own interesting stamp on their favorite track and there are many unexpected takes that will interest the casual and hardcore fan alike. Davies’ original compositions still feel as fresh as the day they met the world, but many of the versions heard here have been, until now, very hard to locate, even if you knew of their existence. There is no shortage of fuzz guitars, organs, reverbed out vocals, larger than life drumming, foreign accents, and sixties studio slick to enjoy here. Sit back and appreciate this showcase of just how many bands from all corners of the planet were touched by the Kinks’ brilliance even just by the end of the 1960’s.”

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PHANTOM GUITARS vol. 1&2

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For a short period in the UK, guitar-led instrumental groups took control. In the three year span between Rock & Roll and the full flush of Beat, there was no bigger band than The Shadows. Their magical brand of twanging melody incorporated elements of Duane Eddy and The Ventures, but was something entirely British. And, as always, when someone comes up with a winning formula, everybody else suddenly leaps on board. So, in contrast to the clean-cut crooners (Mark Wynter, Craig Douglas, Jess Conrad et al), coffee bars, dancehalls and fairgrounds reverberated to the sound of Binson echo units and primitive Bigsby-esque tremelo arms. You’ll hear an unreleased acetate from the guy who wrote the Match Of The Day theme, a live stormer from an Irish showband and a gem from Alvin Stardust’s first backing band. There’s a quick visit to Joe Meek’s studios, and a track from The Gladiators without Nero, plus a whole lot more.

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THAT’S SWIFT – Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults

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Compiles the very best of the non-Fireballs rock instrumentals that Norman Petty cut in the early 1960s, and a rocking little disc it is too. Established professionals like Canada’s successful Wes Dakus’ Rebels rub shoulders with obscure outfits such as the Tiaras and the Chandelles, all showcasing the patented excitement that Petty pioneered with the Fireballs. There’s R&B flavoured items from the Gliders and the Chances, moody melodies from the Techniques, King Pins and Bentleys, and several quasi-surf classics such as ‘Jetster’, ‘Riptide’ and ‘Termites’. Most of the acts are from New Mexico and West Texas, and feature local guitar heroes like John Wagner (Five Counts) and Ysidro Garcia (Gliders).

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