Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mix Tape 040

Whatt Four

Billy Stewart
The Chantelles

It's been a while. I've been away, physically and metaphysically.  I've also spent way too much time over thinking this playlist.  It's always a challenge choosing songs and, more so, the track order. I can never seem to get it just right.  So I thought I'd make this perfect.  It's not, but I usually don't realize that until 3 seconds after I upload it.  So, I figured it was time to stop thinking and just throw this hodgepodge up in the stratosphere, or cloud.  I hate that friggin' term.  

I know I'm leaving out some credits for contributions.  I can assure you it's not intentional; I simply don't remember any more.  A handful of you have contributed greatly and I thank all of you.  Whew, covered that base. -)  Enough from me, I don't like to be chatty since no one reads this stuff anyway.

See below for scan credits.  Enjoy!

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1. "Forever Autumn" - Vigrass & Osborne - UNI, 1972 with Chris Spedding & Caleb Quaye on guitars

2. "It's Too Late" - Del Shannon - from "This is My Bag" 1966

3. "Lost" - The Darlettes - President, 1970

4. "Lazy Day" - The Grip Weeds

5. "Whenever You're Ready (Demo)" - The Zombies - from the 1997 4 disc box set

6. "Cast a Shadow" - Yo La Tengo - from "Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo" 1996

7. "(Love's Like A) Cuban Crisis" - The Sneakers - from the Carnivorous Records EP, 1976 and later released on the compilation "Racket"

8. "Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That" - Mable John - Tamla, 1960 - she was the first female singer at Motown

9. "Think About It" - The Yardbirds - live on a BBC Session recorded 3/16/68.  Where were you, haha.

10. "That Day When She Needed Me" - Contours - Motown, 1964

11. "Stop Your Messin' Around" - The Whatt Four - ESP, 1966

12. "I Never Knew" - The Avocados - Choo Choo Train, 1981

13. "You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?)" - The Undertones - from "Hypnotised" 1980

14. "Academy Fight Song" - Mission of Burma - Ace of Hearts, 1980

15. "Baby Du Jour" - Roy Loney - from "Shake it or Leave it" 2007

16. "I Belong To You" - The Fi-Tones Quintette - Atlas, 1956

17. "I Don't Care" - Gorde's Horde - from "Psychedelic States: Wisconsin in the 60s"

18. "Try Too Hard" - Dave Clark Five - Epic, 1966

19. "Confessin' a Feeling" - Sly ,Slick, Wicked - Bad Boys, 1972

20. "Another Lie" - The Sound Explosion - Studio 11, 1995

21. "Cry Me a Lie" Apollos Apaches - Anybody's, 1966

22. "Gonna Give Him Some Love" - The Chantelles - Parlophone, 1965

23. "Come Back in Two Halves" - Wire - from "A Bell is a Cup Until It Is Struck" 1988

24. "When I Had Your Love" - Marvin Gaye - Tamla, 1966 - produced by Smokey Robinson

25. "Suddenly She Was Gone" - Boys Next Door - Soma, 1965

Scan Credits:

"Forever Autumn" scan from

"Lost" scan from

Contours scan from

Whatt Four scan from

Billy Stewart scan from

Chantelles scan from


  1. As always,an intriguing mix of things I know and those I don't. "Try Too Hard" by DC5 is one of my all-time faves and that Undertones track isn't too far behind. Great work! Thanks.

  2. I always enjoy your playlists - I have downloaded and enjoyed them all. Such a great blend of stuff I already love and stuff I didn't know existed. Really wonderful job!

  3. Well, I read this stuff. Yes, you have been gone a while. I check the site several times a week anticipating a new post. Great blog and a great eclectic mix of styles.
    I have several of the tunes presented in this mix but I was anticipating a Billy Stewart song I may not have. I haven't listened to every song in the mix but I don't seem to be able to find Billy. Am I missing something?
    Keep up the work. It would be a sad event if you should leave.

  4. Thanks to all for the comments.

    Johnny, my bad. I was going to include Billy Stewart's "Sitting in the Park" until I realized it's on the last mix, #39. Sorry for including a scan of him, I forgot to remove it. Which Billy Stewart song are you looking for; I have several others, all excellent.

  5. Thanks, Glenn. I do have Billy Stewart "Sitting in the Park." It appears on his 1965 Chess album "I Do Love You" which appears to be a retro of the previous few years. I also have the comp "One More Time: The Chess Years" as well as a few odds and ends.
    I'm just open to any little thing Billy might have out there. He was a great and under appreciated talent. But thanks for your quick response.

  6. Wow! Just've found your blog through TwilightZone -- some incredible compilations you're cooking up, man! Lots of 60's stuff I've never even heard about, absolutely fantastic. Thankyouthankyouthankyou -- hugs and cheers from Russia, keep 'em coming!

  7. And -- sorry for being intrusive, but I just can't help asking -- do you have Martha's Madman by The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood? The song made famous by Manfred Mann's Earth Band and one of my childhood's favourites, but I've been trying to find the original ever since I learned it existed with no result, alas.

    1. Sorry, can't help you with Martha's Madman. I did a little research and it appears to have been removed from youtube and some other sites. Copyright infringement. Keep on hunting and pass it along if you ever find it. -)

  8. Thanks again Glenn. As usual a fine collection.

  9. Thanks, Glenn, I love all your mixes!

  10. First time I have downloaded one of your compilations. Thanks! Sounds great! :)

  11. Glenn, glad you used the original "Forever Autumn" and not the J. Heyward remake. Happy Halloween from GA.

  12. Nice to see a lot of Old Favorites