"A Long Play With..." is the fab new release by THE FRANTIC V, the ultra hip garage kings of Greece, which also marks their 10th year anniversary in the garagedom! After numerous singles on various labels (from Australia to United Kingdom) plus a 10" mini album on the Italian Misty Lane Records, this is their first and brand new album! Expect nothing less than the best and most swinging 60's garage "shakers" to be heard nowadays. Swirling Farfisa organ, snotty vocals and jangles with tambourines is their trademark sound and this time they deliver another healthy dose for all of you garage hipsters! "Room 409" is the opening track and the party begins with this ultra-cool swinging instrumental with lots of surf references! Next to it, a series of tunes such as "She Lied", "Close Your Eyes", "I'm Asking Why" and "Good Lovin'" is part of the same swinging movie "soundtrack"! Both tracks "Girl Don't Play (With Me)" and "You're Gonna Be Mine" come from the band's early days and luckily we have the opportunity to enjoy them on vinyl! "Quinta" is a sax-orgasmic drenched mid-tempo instrumental, the most suitable titles track of a new porn movie!!! As far as "Hang Up" of the fabulous Wailers is concerned, it is about a killer low tempo 60's punk cover-version that will surely satisfy all the beatniks around! Last but not least, "It's Been So Long" is a folk punk gem that recalls all those forgotten teenagers of The New England scene back in the 60's as well as the ballads of the Swedish garage scene of the 80's/90's! Their first "Long Play" is by far their best effort and destined to be a timeless classic!!!
01 Room 409 02 She Lied 03 Close Your Eyes 04 I'm Blue 05 Girl Don't Play (with me) 06 Hang Up 07 Quinta (saxorgasmic Version) 08 I'm Asking Why 09 Good Lovin' 10 You're Gonna Be Mine 11 Tomorrow Not Tonight 12 It's Been So Long
Amazing collection of rockin' R&B!trax:
1. Scratch That Itch - Elliot Shavers 2. Itch With Me - Guitar Crusher 3. Where Did I Goof - Elroy 'Shadow' Peace 4. You've Got To Move - James Dixon 5. You Move Me Baby - The Rivingtons 6. Quick Draw McGraw - Frank Dalton 7. My Heart Beats Faster - The El Venos 8. What's The Matter Claudy - Ernest Tucker 9. How Can I Please You - Little Frankie Brunson 10. Hounds Tooth - Hal Singer 11. The Dog - Junior & The Classics 12. Rock N Roll Music - Jimmy Breedlove 13. You Can't Do Me Wrong - Toni Knight 14. Turn It On - Don Covay 15. My Lady Love - Johnny Oliver 16. Find My Baby - The African Beavers 17. I'm Talkin' About You Baby - Emmet Davis 18. The Wobble - Sonny Til & The Orioles 19. If You'll Be My Love - Henry Hayes Orchestra 20. Astronaut - Bob Arnold
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Maxine Brown recorded for the Scepter label's Wand subsidiary during the same period as the Shirelles, Chuck Jackson and Tommy Hunt -- which means that among the writer-producers she worked with were Carole King, Luther Dixon and Burt Bacharach. This album contains two complete albums and eight bonus tracks. The material on this Kent album is fine and the notes are good. (Amazon)trax:
01 Oh No, Not My Baby 02 It's Gonna Be Alright 03 Ask Me 04 I Cry Alone 05 Coming Back To You 06 He Does Something To Me aka You Do Something To Me 07 Wonder What My Baby's Doing Tonight 08 Since I Found You 09 Gotta Find A Way 10 Yesterday's Kisses 11 You Upset My Soul 12 Little Girl Lost 13 We Can Work It Out 14 I Don_t Need Anything 15 Anything For A Laugh 16 If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody 17 One Step At A Time 18 I've Got A Lot Of Love Left In Me 19 One In A Million 20 Soul Serenade 21 Anything You Do Is Alright 22 He_s The Only Guy I_ll Ever Love 23 Slipping Thru My Fingers 24 Do It Now 25 When I Fall In Love 26 I Got Love 27 Listen To My Heart 28 Wrong Number, Right Girl
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I just completed a song and video commemorating the early days of Sun Studios. 1954 thru 1958. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins started their careers at Sun. I thought you and your readers might enjoy it. I would be honored if you would take a listen and would be even more honored if you posted it on your blog.