Due to popular demand, here’s an pretty rare 60’s comp. on King label, with R&B and surf instros featuring THE VICE-ROYS, THE NU-TRONS, THE TRAMPS, THE WOBBLERS and MICKEY BAKER. Enjoy!
Here are more infos on bands from “Zero to 180’s” site:
The Vice-Roys would record their songs for King in three sessions: c. Nov/Dec 1961 (“Moasin’”); c. September, 1962 (“Seagreen”); and April, 1963 (“The Fox” & “Buzz Bomb”). Worth noting that King would issue a split single in 1963 with “Seagreen” by The Vice-Roys chosen as the flip side for “That Low Down Move” by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters. But, as Discogs notes, “Seagreen” actually began life as an A-side issued on Bethlehem with the title “Seagram’s” – ostensibly a salute to the whiskey brand.
The Nu-Trons would record two sessions for King — the first (“Tension” and “Wild Side”) in May, 1963 (possibly in Cincinnati) and the second (“Malibu Mal” and “Ninth Wave Out” in June, 1963.
The Tramps‘s sole contribution “Maharadja” is the earliest contribution to this various artists compilation (August, 1961), but alas — the recording is leased from another label.
Mickey Baker‘s guitar instrumental classic “Zanzie” was recorded – along with “Gone” – June, 1962 in Paris.
Without a doubt, the song most likely to grab your attention is “The Wobbler” which likely was recorded late (November?) in 1961 by The Wobblers:
At the end of 2013, a duo of primates surprised us with a gloomy LP full of juicy ingredients that they themselves detailed: a tablespoon of rock and roll, 100 grams of country, 6 meters of rhythm and blues, a bucket of very murky surf and a fractal variable between sci-fi and exotic. Eleven concoctions of gloomy and instrumental music nursed in the Amazon. Behind these clothes are Spanish minimalistic duo with Antonio García on drums and other percussions and Perico de Dios, guitarist from Guadalupe Plata. Enjoy the darkness!
AND NOW… Here’s follow up to “Harmonica Men” comp. reasonably named “Harmonica Men 2-Revenge!” alright. You’re gonna get more 60’s rhythm & blues influenced garage/beat favorites with emphasis on harmonica playing. Again, there are mostly UK bands, R&B/freakbeat aces as Downliners Sect, Pretty Things, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Eyes, The Sorrows, The Birds, Them, The Primitives… and few overseas garage groups as The Shadows Of Knight, The Litter, Count Five, New Colony Six, Nazz, The Ugly Ducklings or The Master’s Apprentice from down under.Maximum 60’s R&B Punk, enjoy!
This Surfadelic comp. is a collection of some of my favorite 60’s rhythm & blues influenced garage/beat tunes mostly run with harmonica aka French harp or mouth organ, if you will. Listen to the sound of mad white boys trying to emulate style of Muddy waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo… but made the style and sound of their own, wyld garage R&B rave up!Dig!!!
Superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat, R&B and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality!Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation alright! Say… dig!!!
“Wow, another one in this great series!! Here’s the fifth volume of the ‘Tabu’ compilation series. More jungle exotica, sleaze and strip music for fans of Las Vegas Grind! type of music. Another fantastic compilation! Play this record and girls will start stripping instantly. More bongos, insane sax… Tittyshakers, ass-shakin’ killers from ’50s and ’60s!”
“Capitol was the only company to find any kind of answer to the wildness of Little Richard, in an equally bizarre performer who called himself Esquerita. For Capitol Esquerita cut a series of the most frantic rockn’ roll records ever made. Several of Esquerita’s eight records were roughly based on recent Little Richard hits, but only roughly. The singer had a lower register and narrower range than Richard, and virtually spoke the lyrics in a gruff, hoarse shout, occasionally breaking into a wavering falsetto. Few of the records sounded as if the band had ever played the songs before and frequently most of the musicians took off on searing solos whose key and tempo were only vaguely connected to those of others in the band. Esquerita played piano with a speed and staccato attack that echoed Little Richard’s style, but the overall sound here in some way conjured a chaotic symphony, as a succession of chords chased each other desperately up to the keyboard. The violence that was normally only a promise (or threat) in rock ‘n’ roll was realized in Esquerita’s sound.”
This is 1969. compilation LP in STEREO ENCHANCED MONO and it sounds pretty wyld. All trax are from 1958/59 recorded for Capitol records. Dig this Little Richard style rockers by one and only Voola!
“I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie A brand new house on the road side, and it’s a-made out of rattlesnake hide Got a brand new chimney put on top, and it’s a-made outta human skull Come on take a little walk with me baby, and tell me who do you love? Who do you love? “
Baby, it ain’t over till it’s over!
Last time I thought it was last volume in series but in the meantime I found more Diddlesque goodies. So, here is 5th volume of “Songs Bo Diddley Taught Us” with 37 trax of 60’s garage and rhythm & blues rockers molesting their favorite Bo’s tunes. I’m a road runner baby… Dig!!!
Here are mo’ Bo 60’s garage covers and Diddley beat influenced tunes.
That crazy & raw Bo Diddley’s R&B beat was one of the main influences on mid 60’s teenage rock’n’roll/garage riot all over the globe. Many famous 60’s bands covered Bo’s tunes like The Yardbirds, The Who, The Animals, Rolling Stones and 100s of groups copied Bo’s rave-up style for their own songs. Here is the 2nd volume of “Songs Bo Diddley Taught Us”, another 30 trax of 60’s garage Bo covers and tunes that mimic Bo Diddley style beat.Who do you love ?!
That crazy & raw Bo Diddley’s R&B beat was one of the main influences on mid 60’s teenage rock’n’roll/garage riot all over the globe. Many famous 60’s bands covered Bo’s tunes like The Yardbirds, The Who, The Animals, Rolling Stones and 100s of groups copied Bo’s rave-up style for their own songs. Here is the first volume of Surfadelic “Songs Bo Diddley Taught Us” collection of 60’s garage covers of Bo’s songs and tunes that mimic Bo Diddley style beat. Some groups like The Shadows Of Knight, Ugly Ducklings, The Litter, Pretty Things, Master’s Apprentices, Downliners Sect, The Sonics or Chocolate Watch Band are well known to the garage aficionados but other bands probably not so… Hush Your Mouth ‘n’ dig!