Tag Archives: 1965

im jon lord

RIP Jon Lord (1941-06-09 > 2012-07-16). Seminal for his work with Deep Purple, highly likeable for his early work in the Artwoods and the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre … or his later work, e.g. with Ride.


apocryphal dylan & zimmermania


Hee hee hee … wanna buy some mandies? Just out: It’s Zimmerman’s World …We Just Live In It (Soft Sounds For Gentle People Garage And Folk Rock Tributes To The Beatnik Bard)on Pet (cd or lp, cat. no. 009). Amazingly, that most ultimate of Bob spoofs or Dylan imitations, A public executionby Mouse and the Traps (Fraternity 1966 – see below), isn’t on it. (And neither is the Trashmen‘s downright irritatingSame linesfor that matter.). Oh well, you’ll probably have that Mouse track via that seminal and oft reissued Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Erav/a 2lp or cd on Elektra (1972), won’t you? If not: see below. Otherwise, bar the omission of Dutch Dylan Armand and the 5 Gentlemen track below, It’s Zimmerman’s World … We Just Live In Itis pretty flawless. And hilarious, for those maniac mannerisms and how they reflect on both the Bawb phenomenon and the copy and cash in routines that are part and parcel of the pop industry. So go buy it! And if you do not pay, they got computer collectors that’ll send you through the ceiling!

soul (wo)man bobby marchan


A 1974 stomper and four tracks off Get Down With It: The Soul Sides 1963-67(Kent CDKEND357, 2011-07), a compilation of some sixties solo recordings by the New Orleans drag queen and former front man of Huey ‘Piano’ Smith’s Clowns, including Marchan‘s 1967 remake of Smith’s Rockin’ pneumonia“Funny style” is also featured on Kent’s The Fame Studio Story 1961-1973 Home Of The Muscle Shoals Soundv/a 3cd, incidentally. More on that elsewhere.

los marketts


The Marketts in their prime, off the Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes (The Best, The Rarest & The Unreleased)compilation on Ace Limited Edition (CDLUX 006, 2011).

rip nick ashford


Before they scored hits in their own name, Ashford & Simpson were songwriters, mostly, teaming up with Joshie Jo Armstead for instance … Here’s an A&S penned song from 1967 plus the original version of Let’s go get stoned– as released in 1965 by the Coasters, who’re most famous for working with Mike Stoller & Jerry Leiber (also deceased) … I.M. Nickolas Ashford.

morton’s shangri-las

Hey, and do check this interview with Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las! And my next post, on the Red Bird label ;-) The radio spots below are off the one and only Shangs record you’ll ever need: Myrmidons Of Melodrama (The Definitive Collection Includes All The Hits Plus Rare Tracks)on RPM (1994, cat. no. 136, revamped in 2002 as cat. no. 506). Though Charly has that Rememberbudget 2cd as well (SNAX625CD) …

nino @ midi

Nino Ferrer à Bruxelles Midi … See also: http://beaunobeau.posterous.com/nino-ferrer-mirza-1965