Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mix Tape 019

Candye Kane
A moment to say thanks.  Boss Logan provided several home-made mix tapes of his own.  They contain some real gems and some never heard before stuff by yours truly.  Shawn has been contributing for a while and I am deeply indebted.  And thank you TomK for your past contributions, some of which I may be unknowingly using.  Thanks to Mike Markesich for putting out the definitive and the only one of it's kind reference book on 60s garage.  The book is a must for all you 60s garage devotees. Info can be gotten at  It's worth the price.   Last and not least, thanks for those of you who take the time to leave a comment.

See below for scan credits.  Enjoy!

1. "In the Summer" - Bill Fury - Decca, 1963 - contributed by the Boss (Logan)

2. "Martian Boogaloo" - Thee Martian Boyfriends - from 2010 on Lost in Tyme Records, fantastic album from this Belgian group

3. "Hey Hey…We're Caroine And the Treats" - Caroline and the Treats - recently released -  Caroline And The Treats is a Norwegian garage rock outfit fronted by former porn actress Caroline Andersen.  Courtesy of Shawn.

4. "Back in the 60s" - The Mystic Surfers - from their 2008 album of the same name.  The Mystic Surfers = Merrell Fankhauser

5. "The Only Time" - The Wanderers - USA, 1965 - included Robert Lamm, founding member of Chicago

6. "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" - Jefferson Airplane - From 1967’s “After Bathing at Baxters,” RCA - "Pooneil" refers to singer/songwriter Fred Neil, who was a very influential Folk musician.

7. "When I Woke Up This Morning" - Bop Chords - Holiday, 1957 - Harlem, N.Y.’s Bop Chords recorded only three single releases during an all-too-brief career at the dawn of the rock and roll era. To this day, there are no known photographs of the group. Yet R&B vocal group harmony fans fondly recall the sounds of The Bop Chords, their doo-wopping regional best-seller “Castle in The Sky” and the days when a group of untrained youngsters could go from a street corner to a recording studio to Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater in a matter of weeks.
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8. "Oh Bob" - Traces of Time - Sound Studios, from "Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes-Vol 2: The Day Breaks At Dawn"

9. "Turn Back the Hands of Time" - Tyrone Davis - from the album of the same name released in 1970 on Dakar

10. "Had Enough of Your Lies" - The Garage Gods - Greek band (sounds like the Seeds!) from Lost in Tyme Records 2009

11. "I Think She Digs Me" - The Connection - from "Seven Nights to Rock" EP 2012, contributed by Shawn

12. "You Better Slow Down" - Heirs  - Panorama, 1966 - comp'd on "Northwest Battle Of The Bands, Vol 2 (Knock You Flat!)"

13. "Forgive Me" - Candye Kane - from the album "Swango" 1998

14. "She Already Has Somebody" - The Enfields - Richie, 1966 - did somebody say Zombies?

15. "He Never Came Back" - Hedy Sontag - Philips, 1964

16. "Ain't No Use" - Moby Grape - from their self-titled debut album, 1967

17. "You Should Have Told Me" - The New Yorkers - Tac-Ful, 1965

18. "I Can't Do It" - The E-Types - from "Introducing" 1965

19. "Don't Want Your Lovin'" - The It's Us - Arab, 1967

20. "My Boy Lollipop" - Snakey & Stormy Mondays - from "Girls Sazanami Beat! vol.2"

21. "The Face" - Creatures of Golden Dawn - from "An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge" 2006

Scan Credits:

The Enfields scan from the blog

It's Us 45 scan from

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mix Tape 018

The Fantastic Baggys

Del Shannon + Gibson

Richard Berry & the Pharaohs

See below for scan credits.  Enjoy!

1. "Summer Love" - Napoleon I & His Relatives - 1966 or '67, from Fergus Falls, MN, released on Iowa-based IGL and on the comp, "The Best of IGL: Folk Rock"

2. "Summer Time" - Vybz Kartel - 2011 - contributed by the boss of summer comps, Logan Boss -- what a great song 

3. "Let's Make the Most of Summer" - The Fantastic Baggys - from their only release, the 1964 album, "Tell 'Em I'm Surfin'" - created by PF Sloan and Steve Barri - they also did back up for Jan & Dean - another contribution from the Boss!  Thank you.

4. "That's the Sound of My Heart" - The Bar Boys - Paragould, 1968 - on the comp "Lost Souls, V3"

5. "Nightmare" - Yesterday's Thoughts - from "Let's Take a Ride With…" - 2004, pleasant dreams from Greece

6. "She's Not Mine" - Mystery Machine - from "Battle of the Garages V3" 1983

7. "My Spring Time" - Terry Johnson - from "The Complete Motown Singles, V9: 1969"

8. "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown)" - Fleetwood Mac - 1970, one of the last songs by Peter Green as part of FM

9. "The Pride of Man" - The Washington Squares - from their 1989 album, "Fair and Square" - by Hamilton Camp, covered also by Quicksilver & Gordon Lightfoot. I kind of like this version the best though Quicksilver comes close.

10. "Out of My Mind (Into My Head)" - The Romantics - from the 2003 cd "61/49"

11. "Sue's Gonna Be Mine" - Del Shannon - London, 1963

12. "Baby, I See" - The Plastic Mushroom - ssExx, 1967 from the comp "Strange Worlds V2"

13. "Make a Little Love" - Lowell Fulsom - Kent, 1967 - covered by Alex Chilton

14. "The ABC's of Love" - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Gee, 1956

15. "And I'm Glad" - The Interns - Uptown, 1966 - comp'd on Wyld Sides V1"

16. "No Kissin' and a Huggin'" - Richard Berry & the Pharaohs - Flip, 1956

17. "Ain't Got No Soul'" - New Lime - Counterpart, 1967 - comp'd on "Bury My Body"

18. "I'll Cry Alone" - Flamin' Groovies - from "Shake Some Action" 1976

19. "That's the Way He Is" - Ann Perry - from "The Essential Detroit Soul Collection" 1992

20. "Trapped in the City" - Nikki Corvette & the Stingrays - from "Back to Detroit" 2006

21. "Can't Say No" - The Gemini Five - Planet, 1966

Scan Credits:

Fantastic Baggys scan from

Del Shannon scan from

Plastic Mushroom scan from

Richard Berry & the Pharaohs scan from