måndag 2 maj 2016

Pebbles Vol. 6

Pebbles Vol. 6

BFD Records, 1980

Andrés asked me for Pebbles Vol. 6 so I go went and did it!

I'm not that inte the UK scene - or anything not from North America - but some good ol' wild british R&B is nice for a change.

And since I'm notoriously sceptic to the european scene (amongst any other scene but the North American one..except canada and australia) I always liked Pebbles Vol. 6.
Funny because were definately wilder and more primitive 45s out the at the time of the making of this album, songs that had not yet been compiled.
But the selection here plays like a dream and it is a pleasure to listen and it is fun all the way through.

Sure there are som lame-ish covers but they just fit. I wouldn't remove one song.

Says Wikipedia:
"The following information was taken primarily from the liner notes on English Freakbeat, Volume 6. Twink was one of the members of the Fairies, an under-appreciated British rhythm & blues band; Twink would later be one of the founding members of a very different band, the Pink Fairies.

"Leave My Kitten Alone" is a celebrated Beatles rarity, written by Little Willie John, that is one of the standout tracks on the first Beatles Anthology collection. This version of the song was released in 1964 and features a young Jimmy Page.

Members of the Cheynes include Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, as well as Peter Bardens and Phil Sawyer. They released several singles between 1963 and 1965.

The real name of the front man for Jason Eddie and the Centremen is Al Wycherley, the brother of Billy Fury, a pop star in the late 1950s. Their experimental treatment of "Singing the Blues" was released in the U.S. by Capitol Records in June 1966.

The music by Bo and Peep was recorded in 1964, and the band is mainly The Rolling Stones plus others that might have included Gene Pitney and Phil Spector; this is an unexpectedly tuff treatment of the well known ballad."

3 kommentarer:

  1. Thanks for this and the other Pebbles comps that you've been re-upping lately. I've been catching up on all the Pebbles recently - haven't listened to them in years - so I appreciate it.

    1. Such comps as "searchin'for the wilderness" are cool but European scene was inferior .Some nuggets but too much slavish covers

  2. Thanks for the compilation, greetings Andrés