Wayne’s Music 12/13 April 2014. Lost And Forgotten Turntable hits of the 60s.
‘I Want That’ Johnny Kidd – an unusual one for the usually brash and brassy frontman of The Pirates.
‘Peaches ‘N’Cream’ the first hot 100 entry for the Ikettes in 1965
‘Wonderful World’ Sam Cooke with the number he co-wrote with Lou Adler and Herb Alpert in 1960 ( friends since high school days, and they started writing songs together and hawking them around the publishers)
‘Hello Everyone’ here’s one of those long forgotten singles from the psychedelic pop era – by a British Trio called SIR CHING I …
‘Just A Little Bit’ from Memphis Rhythm and Blues man Rosco Gordon - his first and only cross-over hit from R & B into the pop charts in 1960.
‘Well I Ask You’ anyone remember Eden Kane? It’s the stage name of Richard Graham Sarstedt.
‘Gimme Little Sign’ Brenton Wood with a classic R & B number
‘After You’ve Gone’ Helen Shapiro was still a schoolgirl sensation when she decided to get into the “oldies” market –
‘Honolulu Lulu’ Jan and Dean in 1963
’Room At The Top Of The Stairs’ Timothy Blue – a pseudonym for songwriter and subsequent Alan Parsons Project collaborator Eric Woolfson …
‘Baby What You Want Me To Do’ some classic blues shuffle now from Jimmy Reed with a song that got him back on the charts after a lean spell at the end of the 50s.
‘Big Man’ Kathy Kirby, the sixties singer and pin-up girl …the highest paid of her generation at the height of her fame.
‘With This Ring’ The Platters with a number from 1967
‘Big Time’ Adam Faith with another of his little heard chartbreakers
‘Crying In The Rain’ one of the first songs the Everly Brothers recorded upon their release from The Marines,
‘Wear Your Love Like Heaven’ here’s the singer that Orson Welles called the “most exciting woman in the world” – Eartha Kitt.
‘He Will Break Your Heart’ Jerry Butler getting his solo career underway after leaving the Impressions in the late 50s …
‘The Writing On The Wall’ Tommy Steele with his last chart entry in 1961 … his chart career only lasted for 5 years, but at 78 he still pops up in the odd stage musical.
‘Above The Stars’ Mr Acker Bilk – the bowler hated clarinetist with his rendition of the theme from The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm … Acker swung along on several hits with The leon Young String Chorale.
Wayne’s Music Sunday 13 April 2014. neglected turntable hits of the 60s. PART ONE
‘Mustang’ The Shadows … with a number on their first EP (Extended Play) disc – it was the #1 EP in Britain for 20 weeks in 1961.
‘Giving Up’ The Ad Libs with a cherished and highly collectable single from 1969 – a Van McCoy song that also did well for Gladys Knight and The Pips.
‘Lessons In Love’ The British duo, The Allisons – the UK’s answer to The Everly Brothers.
‘Go Where You Wanna Go’ The Mamas And Papas in 65 when they went from being Barry McGuire’s backing group to the star act at Lou Adler’s Dunhill Label.
‘The Wall’ a rare single from the British Band Fruit Machine – purely a session band and this song was released only in the United States for some reason.
‘Raindrops’ Dee Clark – with a forgotten one from the Chicago Hit factory, VEE-JAY Records.
‘Halfway To Paradise’ Billy Fury – a major rock and roll star in the bad old days - after a while Fury concentrated less on rock and roll and more on mainstream ballads like this one written by Gerry Goffin and Carol King.
‘House For Sale’ Val McKenna with her baroque pop gem House For Sale – a shimmering slice of late 60s psychedelia.
‘The Green leaves Of Summer’ a long forgotten transistor hit from Kenny Ball and His Jazzers – just as TRAD was diminishing in popularity, this release somehow reached the top 10 in Britiain.
‘The Shrine On The Second Floor’ Cliff Richard sings from Expresso Bongo, a West End Musical satire on the music industry
‘Stoney End’ The Blossoms with one of the first singles released on Lou Adler’s ODE Label –
‘Every Beat Of My Heart’ Gladys Knight And The Pips, with the first of eleven releases to make it to #1 in the Rhythm and Bluers/Soul Chart.
‘Funny All Over’ the Vernons Girls - originally a 16 strong choir formed at The Vernons Football Pools Company – and they became the back up singers for virtually every British Pop TV show in the late 50s …
‘Heartbreaker’ this is one of the Great Lost bands of the late 60s …called The Baby featuring the Sutherland Brothers who had come through other bands such as The New Generation.
‘Chapel By The Sea’ Billy Vaughn with one of many of his Lost pop instrumentals
‘Sorry But I’m Gonna Have To pass’ this is possibly the earliest Lonnie Donegan release I can find …
‘The Time’s They Are A Changin’ The Brothers and Sisters of los Angeles - a 28 strong collection of gospel singers lead by Merry Clayton, a former member of Ray Charles Raelettes, and one of Los Angeles leading session singers. (She starred in the recent film 20 Feet From Stardom).
‘Bright Lights, Big City’ Jimmy reed with the original blues song he recorded in 1961.
‘And The heaven’s Cried’ possibly one of the best from Anthony Newley –
‘Mr C’ A new Generation - again Ian and Gavin Sutherland display their talents in the long forgotten group A New Generation …
‘Worried Mind’ always had a soft spot for Ray Anthony’s trumpet sound …
‘Drums’ Michael Holliday –. The british crooner got his start winning an amateur talent contest, “New Voices Of Merseyside” . he quickly earned the title of the British Bing Crosby (who was his idol) – and a biography in the 1990s was called “The man Who Would Be Bing”.
‘Oh What A day’ Craig Douglas