Saturday, April 6, 2013

Various Artists - Take My Tip (1963-67 uk, exciting mod r 'n' b artyfacts from the EMI vaults)

 
 
 Dedicated to the  enduring appeal of 60s music in its various guises. UK  bands in the 60s successfully fused their love of U.S. black music with  other styles, charged it with a healthy dose of youthful aggression and  called it their own.
 
That's in essence the Beat and R&B era, of course, in  a nutshell. But a quick glimpse at the credits for this compilation reveals  more: previously, serious-minded musicians shunned "pop". The R ‘n’ B explosion  brought them into the fold: now, hardcore jazz musicians could be found in  the ranks of various beat combos. 

Running parallel with this musical renaissance was a similarly exciting  evolution in youth culture. Mod was the catch-all term used to describe the  newly-acquired aspirant lifestyle adopted by many teenagers - with a  strongly identifiable look, the emphasis on the neat, the sharp, the  modern.
 
Four or so decades on, Mod has now come to symbolise the era,  inseparable from the iconography of the mid-60s, and kept alive by a small  but perfectly formed scene of people who weren't even born at the time.  What's Mod? What you want it to be. Is this Mod? Who cares?! In essence, Take My Tip is a fascinating jukebox of classic rarities.
From CD liner notes
Artists - Tracks
1. Ottilie Patterson with Sonny Boy Williamson - Baby Please Don't Go - 1:48
2. Long John Baldry And Hoochie Coochie Men - Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air - 2:50
3. Duffy Power - If I Get Lucky Some Day - 2:42
4. Tony's Defenders - Yes I Do - 2:23
5. The Manish Boys - Take My Tip - 2:15
6. Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds - Buzz With The Fuzz - 2:30
7. The Shotgun Express - Curtains - 2:21
8. Herbie Goins And Night Timers - Cruisin' - 2:40
9. The Ram Jam Band With Geno Washington - Shake Shake Senora - 2:31
10.Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers - Strange Feeling - 2:37 
11.Simon Dupree And The Big Sound - Medley: 60 Minutes (Of Your Love)/A Lot Of Love - 4:37
12.Haydock's Rockhouse - Mix-A-Fix - 2:24
13.Beryl Marsden - What's She Got - 2:35 
14.The Roulettes - Jackpot - 2:05 
15.Mike Patto - Love - 3:01
16.Rod Stewart - I Just Got Some - 2:40 
17.Toni Daly - Like The Big Man Said - 2:51
18.Murray Head with Blue Monks - You Bore Me - 2:11
19.Kenny Lynch with Laurie Jay Combo - Harlem Library - 2:22
20.Edwick Rumbold - Boggle Woggle - 2:48 
21.The N' Betweens - Evil Witch Man - 2:19 
22.The Shadows - Scotch On The Socks - 2:18
23.Ben Carruthers And The Deep - Jack O'Diamonds - 2:44 
24.Paul Williams And Big Roll Band, The - Gin House - 2:37 
25.Night-Timers Featuring Herbie Goins - The Music Played On - 2:46 

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