German ALPHA CENTAURI, FOR 14025 [P & C 2007 Digimode Ent. Ltd.***Issued under license from Elm Street Media Limited], 9 August 2007.***Issued in the UK on 29/10/2007.***Audio: Dolby (C) 2.0 stereo.***Sounds pretty good!***This DVD features a 36 minutes gig performed live with "His Comets" (mostly British musicians) before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance, Birmingham Odeon Theatre on Monday, 26/11/1979, guesting Mal Gray (ex The Wild Angels' lead singer from 1967 to 1971) on Chuck Berry's Promised Land and (The)Saints Rock & Roll (Public Domain/arr.: Black-Purvis-Haley-Gabler).
10 May 1954 & 28 May 1955 (DECCA 9-29124) - January 1960: on the LP Bill Haley and His Comets (WB WS 1378) ["sans sax" version] - México, Orfeón 1429, 1964; (DIMSA DML 8381, 1966, "clapping hands" version) [CD The Magic Collection/Telesonic Holland/ARC records MEC 949078, UK, 1983] January 1966: Bill Haley y sus Cometas (song aka Al Compás Del Reloj not to be confounded with another Bill's song dating from 1961 - Sonet, Sweden, September 1968 (Biggest Hits (re-recorded), Grand Prix GP-9945/UK pickwick records 1968 and March 1976 - re-recorded again (and only released round two years ago) as the opening theme from the T.V. series Happy Days in 1974 and 1975.***RATC re-charts in UK at #12 and in US at #39, both in April 1974.
RATC Danny Cedrone's solo guitar was inspired by Les Paul's guitar playing on "How High The Noon" [Capitol 1451, March/April 1951, US R&B #2, US pop #1 (for 9 weeks] identical to the one Cedrone played on "Rock The Joint" in 1952.***Celentano recorded a medley of Frankie Laine's "A Woman In Love" mixed with an exerpt of RATC which reached the Italian chart at #10 in 1977.***German Brunswick single was released in 1955 [#1 on June 30, 1956 for 4 weeks].***The RATC cover song featured on the double LP The Great Rock'N'Roll Swindle was sung by Ten Pole/Tenpole Tudor [The Sex Pistols backing] (Virgin 300 279-240, 1979). Also available on cassette 500 279-422.***Freddy Cannon failed to chart in 1968.***The Wild Angels, LP Live At The Revolution, B&C BCM 101, UK, 1970.***Also recorded by German-English band The Air Mail (EUROPA E486, 1972), The Hiltonaires (Sonic 9059, Germany, 1972; Rock House, cond. by Allan Caddy Orchestra (LP Rockin' With Rock House, Pronit SXL 1021), Poland, 1974; The Jokers (Arcade LP 105, Belgium, 1966); The Flying Saucers, Japanese CBS, 1977, The Evans Sisters, Canada, 1955, Marino Marini e il suo sestetto, Durium, Italy, June 1957; Vic Sabrino with Red Perksey and his orchestra, Pacific, Australia, 1955; Ricky King (LP Rock'n'Roll Party, EPIC 26158 [gtr instr.]), Germany, 1984; Burt Blanca (alias Norbert Blancke): at least four times (1965, 1970, 1974/live, 1994); Belgian group Telex comprising RTBF radio dj Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman... RKM, 1979; Phil Decca (!), mid-50s or later...
Cette compilation a été éditée par PolyGram Distribution France en 1993 (conception compilation: Clément Boulais - pochette: Eric Fettweis / Spectre (avec le soutien de SKYROCK) dont 30 reprises des Beatles et la 31ième est une version de Imagine par Zucchero with Randy Crawford. En voici la track list:
Leo Sayer: Let it be, EMI/Chrysalis, 1975 - José Feliciano: Help!, RCA Victor, 1965 - The Carpenters: Ticket to ride (version 1972) A&M, 1972 - Joe Cocker: With a little help from my friends, Regal Zonophone, 1968 - Ray Charles: Eleanor Rigby, ABC Records, 1968 - Chér: The long and winding road, MCA Records, 1973 - The Jeff Healey Band: While my guitar gently weeps, Arista Records, 1990 - Stevie Wonder: We can work it out, Motown, 1970 - Otis Redding: Day Tripper, ATLANTIC, 1966 - Elton John with John Lennon: Lucy in the sky with diamonds, MCA, 1974 - Ike & Tina Turner: Get back, United Artists Records, 1973 - Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band, Polydor (Europe), 1978 - Spooky Tooth: I'm the walrus, Island, 1975 - The Feelies: Everybody's got something to hide (Except me and my monkey), STIFF AMERICA, 1980 - Siouxie and The Banshees: Helter skelter, Polydor UK, 1978 - The Mission: Tomorrow never knows, MERCURY records, 1987. End of CD 1.
Joe Cocker: Something, Regal Zonophone, 1969 - Esther Phillips: And I love him, ATLANTIC, 1965 - Ray Charles: Yesterday, ABC Records / Tangerine, 1967 - The Temptations: Hey Jude, Motown, 1969- Arthur Conley: Ob la di, ob la da, ATCO RECORDS, 1968 - Nina Simone: Here comes the sun, RCA Victor, 1971 - The Overlanders: Michelle, Pye, 1966 - Todd Rungren: Strawberry fields forever, Bearsville Records, 1976 - Aretha Franklin: Eleanor Rigby, Atlantic, 1969 - Joe Cocker: She came in through the bathroom window, Regal Zonophone, 1970 - Ike & Tina Turner: Come Together, Liberty, 1970 - Elton John: Get back, DJM, 1971 - Pat Benatar: Helter skelter, EMI/Chrysalis, 1981 - Coroner: I want you (She's so heavy), Noise, 1991.
Les labels mentionnés sont ceux d'époque dont certains furent achetés plus tard dont certain ont changé de nom par d'autres firmes de disques. Il faut noter aussi que quelques chansons de cette compilation ne sont pas toujours identiques aux originaux.
***18 May 1967: John and Paul tunr up for a Rolling Stones recording session at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London. They contribute backing vocals to We Love You.***September 9, 1967: We Love You, the group's thank you to fans after events of the last few months (25/03: group begins 16-date European tour in Malmö, Sweden, set to end April 17 in Athens, Greece) backed with Dandelion, hits UK #8.***It opens with the sound of footsteps and cell doors being slammed and features backing vocals from Lennon and McCartney. The video also features Marianne Faithfull, a MySpace friend (thanks, Marianne).***USA, October 7: We Love You makes #50.***USA, October 14: A-side Dandelion reaches #14.***Both sides make #18 in the Belgian (Dutch-speaking) hit parade next November.
The Feelies began playing together in 1976 in a band called the Outkids (Glenn Mercer-gtrs, vcls, keys, percussion; Bill Million-gtrs, vcls, bs; Dave Weckerman-drums) which evolved into the Feelies with the addition of Vinny DeNunzio on drums and John Papesca on bass. They signed to Stiff Records in early 1980. Exit Dave Weckerman.
The Feelies are an American rock band from Haledon, NJ. They formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1992. The Feelies never sold a great number of this album (and also the 3 others up to 1992), their influence was felt on the indie rock scene. The band's name is taken from a fictional entertainment device described in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
The Beatles song is taken from the (vinyl) album "Crazy Rhythms" (aka "the feelies") released by Stiff America USE 4 in April 1980.
1980's other releases: UK/NL Stiff Records SEEZ20 - GER: TELDEC [TELEFUNKEN-DECCA] 6.24266 - FR Stiff Records 940 829.
http://youtu.be/k5o1-HxaRFM Everybody's got something to hide (Except me and my monkey)
Spooky Tooth is a British group. The band consisted of five members: Mike Harrison, vcls (who formed the group-b. Sept.30, 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland who had already played i.a. in "Supernatural Fairy Tales", "The V.I.P.'s", "Hamburg Blues Band".); Luther Grovenor-gtr; Henry Mc Cullough-gtr; Chris Stainton-bs gtr; Mike Kellie-drums.
the last Puff was issued by UK Island ILPS 9117 on 3.07.1970. Producers: Chris Stainton, Chris Blackwell.
Some other references: GER/AT Island 6339 004, 1970 - US A&M SP 4266, 1970.
I am the walrus was taken from the LP already issued by Island i.a. in NL/FR 6014 023 in 1971.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience consisted of: Jimi - gtr, vcls, Noel Redding - bass, vcls - Mitch Mitchell, drums.
The Radio One BBC Sessions for Day Tripper was recorded on 15.12.1967 and aired on 24.12.1967.
Jan.11, 1967: Chas Chandler's high-profile press reception at the Bag o' Nails club coincides with Hey Joe's entry into the UK chart.
Feb. 1967: It hits UK #6 and Hendrix's "wild man" image is promulgated in the press. The group supports The Who at the Saville theater, its first non-club outing, while album recordings are completed, now at the Olympic studios, London.
March 1967: Purple Haze is released on new Track label after a deal with Kit Lambert. Amid allusions to mind-expanding drugs, it is taken up as an anthem for the new "love generation".
Nov. 1988: Rykodisc RCD 20078 and CD single are released in America.
1989: Previously unavailable BBC recorded radio sessions [from 02/1967 up to 01/1969-for "Top Gear"] are issued by Castle vinyl collectors in UK (CCSLP 212), titled Radio One, which makes UK #30 and, on CD by Castle Communications CCSCD 212, Europe. BBC Sessions: Executive producer Chip Branton. Producer: Bernie Andrews.
1989: Also issued by bigtime CD 2615252 (West Germany) as 16 greatest CLASSICS which includes his version of The Beatles song Day Tripper: http://youtu.be/qGRw2Tcw5ow