Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion 1963-1967 Box Set

by Modculture 24 February, 2018

Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion 1963-1967 Box Set

Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion 1963-1967 Box Set

This is just huge. So you would hope that Fab Gear: The British Beat Explosion 1963-1967 Box Set from Cherry Red is pretty definitive.

When I say huge, I really do mean huge too. There are 180 tracks here over six discs, covering that period 1963-1967 and drawing heavily from the vaults of Pye Records and sister label Piccadilly, along with Ember, President and Oak, plus a few from majors such as Decca, Parlophone, Columbia, Fontana, CBS and more.

The problem here is perhaps the term beat, which covered quite a range of bands and sounds – and that ‘sound’ changed quite heavily over a fairly short period. With that in mind, you can expect some of the ‘pop’ end of beat as well as some slightly heavier and more obscure sounds. With so many tracks here, that’s always going to be the case. Have a look at the track listing at the end to make your own mind up.

Interesting regardless, especially with so many mod-friendy beat tunes making the cut and early incarnations of bands that went on to be huge in the years that followed. Let’s be honest, many of the later rock giants cut their teeth in mod and beat bands of the mid-1960s. Also, many of the tracks here are new to CD and some are previously unissued, so also one for the beat collectors out there.

The release date is 27th April 2018 and you can pre-order now. Amazon is doing this for £52.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Tracks:

Disc: 1
1. YESTERDAY’S GONE – Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde
2. SOMEBODY TOLD MY GIRL – Carter-Lewis & The Southerners
3. MY WHOLE LIFE THROUGH – The Nomads
4. THAT BOY JOHN – Billie Davis
5. ALL MY LOVING – Marilyn Powell
6. BYE BYE JOHNNY – The Regents
7. ME – A Band Of Angels
8. TELL ME NOW – Ray Singer
9. REELIN’ AND A-ROCKIN’ – Mickey Finn And The Blue Men
10. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO – Le Group 5
11. BO STREET RUNNER – The Bo Street Runners
12. LOVE ME PLEASE – Mike Sarne & The LeRoys
13. LOSE YOUR MONEY (BUT DON’T LOSE YOUR MIND) – The Moody Blues
14. ROUND AND ROUND – The Mike Cotton Sound
15. I’™M TAKING HER HOME – The Others
16. IF I EVER GET MY HANDS ON YOU – The Artwoods
17. YOUR FRIEND – Mal Ryder And The Spirits
18. I’M LEAVING YOU – Jimmy Royal And The Hawks
19. YOU CANâ’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER – The Wild Oats
20. DON’T LIE TO ME – Four + One
21. BOOM BOOM – Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
22. NEVER LET IT BE SAID – Grant Tracy
23. WISHING MY LIFE AWAY – Angelina
24. WHATâ™S EASY FOR TWO IS HARD FOR ONE – Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers
25. SEVEN LONELY DAYS – Migil 5
26. YOU’™RE FORGETTING – The Wackers
27. AINâ™T NOBODY HOME BUT ME – Twinkle
28. SHE AIN’™T NO GOOD – The Clique
29. BABY’S IN BLACK – The Hi-Fi™s
30. PLENTY OF LOVE – The Sheffields
31. DON’T COME ANY CLOSER – Just Four Men
32. LOVE IS STRANGE – Robb Storme And The Whispers

Disc: 2
1. LOVE POTION NO. 9 – Tony Jackson with The Vibrations
2. ONLY TWO CAN PLAY – The Midnights
3. DON’™T BREAK MY HEART AND RUN AWAY – Bobby Rio And The Revelles
4. PLEASE BELIEVE – The Beatmen
5. YOU DONâ™T CARE – The Blue Aces Showband
6. DANCE LITTLE LADY – The Chapters
7. LOOKING FOR HER – The First Impressions
8. WHO’LL BE THE NEXT IN LINE – The Kinks
9. DON’T CRY (MY LOVE) – The Limeys
10. WHIRLYBIRD – PART ONE – The Pros & Cons
11. THIS IS LOVE – Carl Wayne And The Vikings
12. MY LITTLE GIRL – The Epics
13. MY LITTLE GIRL – The Lemmings
14. SOMETHING’™S HURTIN’™ ME – The Monotones
15. FOLLOW ME – The Rockin’™ Berries
16. TAKE AWAY – The Couriers
17. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC – Dickie Rock, Miami & Strings
18. SHE LIED – The Buckinghams
19. FE FI FO FUM – The Eccentrics
20. NOT A GREAT TALKER – The Riot Squad
21. SHEâ™S ABOUT A MOVER – Buddy Britten And The Regents
22. IN THE CITY – Charles Dickens
23. JUST KEEP RIGHT ON – The Cops â˜N Robbers
24. I’™LL GO CRAZY – The Untamed
25. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE – The Quiet Five
26. DOWN HOME GIRL – Felders Orioles
27. I WANNA KNOW – Paddy Klaus & Gibson
28. I’VE FOUND HER – The Legends
29. HE’S GOT NO LOVE – The Searchers
30. SHOW ME AROUND – Mike Hurst
31. DO IT THE RIGHT WAY – Major Rowly
32. YOU GOTTA GIVE – Kenny Bernard And The Wranglers
33. PRETTY LITTLE FACE – Mal And The Primitives

Disc: 3
1. TAKE A HEART – The Sorrows
2. IF I WERE THE ONLY ONE – The Imp-Acts
3. ANY DAY NOW – The Alan Price Set
4. HAVE YOU SEEN MY BABY? – The Washington DC’s
5. NEVER GONNA LOVE AGAIN – New Faces
6. I’™M SO CLEAN – Ronnie Jones
7. COUNT THE STARS – Russ Loader with The Ladybirds
8. YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN – The In Crowd
9. ON THE HORIZON – The Syndicats
10. I’M THE ONE – The Alan Bown Set
11. TODAY, TONIGHT AND TOMORROW – The Chosen Few
12. THINK IT OVER – The Hellions
13. I CAN’T STAND THE PAIN – The Lancastrians
14. THAT’S MY STORY – The Nightshift
15. COME ON HOME – The Truth
16. STINGRAY – The Tornados
17. LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES – The Action
18. GONNA GIVE HIM SOME LOVE – The Chantelles
19. BONE IDOL – Brian Diamond And The Cutters
20. MY LOVE WILL STAY – The Carnaby
21. FIND SOMEBODY TO LOVE – THE meddyEVILS
22. DON’T BE GONE TOO LONG – The Slade Brothers
23. A FRIEND – The Ugly™s
24. LAUGHING FIT TO CRY – David And Jonathan
25. SHE’™LL GET NO LOVIN’ THAT WAY – The Kirkbys
26. PENA, PENITA, PENA – The Tomcats
27. WHERE DID ALL THE GOOD TIMES GO – Shades Of Blue
28. NOBODY BUT YOU (Live) – Earl Preston’s Realms
29. I CAN’T STAND IT (Live) – Michael Allen
30. THAT’S ALRIGHT (Live) – The Richmond Group

Disc: 4
1. AND I SAY TO MYSELF – David Bowie with The Lower Third
2. THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY GIRL – The Undertakers
3. YOU DON’T KNOW – Arthur Brown & The Diamonds
4. THATâ™S ALL I WANT – Episode Six
5. TAKE A BIT OF NOTICE – The Time
6. GIRL DON’™T TELL ME – Tony Rivers & The Castaways
7. UPGRADED – The Boomerangs
8. STAY BY ME – The Rocking Vickers
9. GIVEN HALF A CHANCE – The Deputies
10. AFTER TONIGHT – The Clockwork Oranges
11. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND – Tony Colton
12. IT’™S A CRUEL WORLD – Luvin’ Kind
13. PEOPLE LIKE YOU – The Bats
14. I’™M WITH YOU – The People
15. I’M GONNA PUT SOME HURT ON YOU – Philip Goodhand-Tait And The Stormsville Shakers
16. I KNOW A BOY – The Bluechips
17. WE’™LL SEE IT THROUGH – The Moonlighters
18. LIES – The Spartans
19. I GO TO SLEEP – The Fingers
20. AGGRAVATION – Chris Curtis
21. ONE DAY – The Ivy League
22. TOP GIRL – The Cymbaline
23. THE MUSIC GOES ROUND – The Jeeps
24. YOU’™LL FIND OUT – Paul’™s Troubles
25. HAVE I OFFENDED THE GIRL – The Bystanders
26. IT’™S MY PROBLEM – The Chevlons
27. A LOVE OF OUR OWN – The Debonaires
28. SIMPLIFIED – The Majority
29. BACK SEAT DRIVER – The Ministry Of Sound
30. LOOK AWAY – The Appalachians
31. WHAT DOES SHE WANT? – Hayes And Wadey

Disc: 5
1. GOOD DAY SUNSHINE – The Tremeloes
2. HIGH AND DRIFTING – Tuesday’s Children
3. LITTLE GIRL – The Rogers
4. IT’S ALL LEADING UP TO SATURDAY NIGHT – The Marmalade
5. LITTLE VENICE – Mick & Malcolm
6. I’™LL GIVE YOU BETTER LOVE – The Kytes
7. CALIFORNIA JAZZ CLUB U.S.A. – Hat And Tie
8. WALKING DOWN THE STREET – The Renegades
9. ALL NIGHT STAND (UK Version) – The Thoughts
10. TOO MUCH ON MY MIND – Gates Of Eden
11. SAD SUBJECT – Sounds Around
12. TAKE YOUR LOVE – The Knack
13. THAT’S WHEN HAPPINESS BEGAN – The Montanas
14. PLEASE MR. SUN – Gnomes Of Zurich
15. PARTY LINE – The Attraction
16. SESSION MAN – Fiveâ™s Company
17. I JUST CAN’™T GO TO SLEEP – The Doc Thomas Group
18. HURDY GURDY MAN – The Spectres
19. THE WORLD IS WRAPPED AROUND MY NECK – Steve Hammond
20. I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE – The Factotums
21. CANADIAN SUNSET – The Symbols
22. SUCH A PITY – The Secrets
23. WE CAN MAKE IT, BABY – Marcus Tro
24. STEPPIN’ OUT – The Athenians
25. THE WORLDâ™S BEEN GOOD TO ME – The Peenuts
26. GIRL TROUBLE – The Exceptions
27. SATURDAY’™S CHILD – The Spectrum
28. DO IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER – Bobby Johnson And The Atoms
29. MAKIN’ MY MIND UP – Katch-22

Disc: 6
1. I’M NOT READY FOR YOU – Fiveâ™s A Crowd
2. POISON IVY – The Cherokees
3. I’™LL TRY – The Web
4. LOUIE LOUIE – The Changing Times
5. HELP ME – The Second Thoughts
6. ALWAYS ON MY MIND – Count Downe & The Zeros
7. LOVE POTION NO. 9 – The Baskervilles
8. WANDERING EYE – The Mighty Atoms
9. HEARTBREAK LOVE OR PARADISE – Five Steps Beyond
10. DOWN DOWN – The Silence
11. SO FINE – Herbie’™s People
12. MAKE UP YOUR MIND – The Connoisseurs
13. ONE MORE CHANCE – The Gremlins
14. IT MUST BE LOVE (Demo) – Barney J Barnes & The Intro
15. RUN TO ME – Glenda Collins
16. YOU’™RE NOT THERE – The Uprooted
17. YOU’™RE NO USE – The Fadin’ Colours
18. YOU’RE JUST ANOTHER GIRL – The Brood
19. JUST WON’T DO – The Flies
20. I CAN’T STAND THE PAIN – The Trendbender Band
21. EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVER – Jeff Curtis & The Flames
22. BETTY JEAN – Earl Preston & The TTâ™S
23. FOLLOW ME – The Mike Stuart Span
24. ANY DAY NOW – Outer Limits
25. CARABELLA – The Cordes
26. TOMORROW – The Newtowns *
27. I’™M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER – The Bo-Weevils
28. TIME WILL TELL ON YOU – The Xit (alias Consortium)
29. SWEET LITTLE RHYTHM AND BLUES – Mike Forde & The Fortunes
30. LEND ME YOUR COMB – Rory Storm & The Hurricanes





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