The Herd were an English psychedelic rock group, founded in 1965, that came to prominence in the late 1960s. They launched the career of Peter Frampton and scored three UK top twenty hits. The Herd were founded in 1965 in Southern London. The group recorded three unsuccessful singles with the record label Parlophone. In 1966 three members in succession (Terry Clark, Louis Cennamo and Mick Underwood) quit the group and the group got the line-up that made it famous. The singer, Peter Frampton, was 16 when he joined the group in 1966 and had just left school. The other members were a few years older. Parlophone did not want to go on with them, but Fontana was willing to give them a try. After a UK Singles Chart near-miss with "I Can Fly" (1967), the haunting "From the Underworld", based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, reached Number 6 later that year with help from copious plays on pirate radio. It was a hit in other countries too. In the Netherlands the song reached Number 3. Andy Bown (keyboards), Gary Taylor (bass), Peter Frampton (vocals, guitar), Henry Spinetti (drums) 01 - From The Underworld 02 - I Can Fly 03 - Goodbye Groovy 04 - Mixed Up Minds 05 - Paradise Lost 06 - Sad 07 - Something Strange 08 - On Your Own 09 - Diary Of A Narcissist (I'm So Pretty) 10 - Sunshine Cottage 11 - Beauty Queen 12 - The Game 13 - Laugh And Dance And Sing 14 - Mother's Blue Eyed Angel 15 - Bang 16 - Charlie Anderson 17 - Follow The Leader LINK
Badfinger was a rock band formed in Swansea, Wales in the early 1960s who became one of the earliest representatives of the post-60s power pop genre. During the early 1970s the band was at times tagged as the heir apparent to The Beatles, partly because of their close working relationship with them and partly because of their similar sound. The band had four consecutive worldwide hit songs and contributed "Without You," a Number One Billboard hit for Harry Nilsson which was covered by hundreds of artists. BBC in Concert 1972–1973 is a CD of live recordings by the group Badfinger released in 1997 by Strange Fruit Records and then re-released in 2000 by Fuel 2000 Records. The recordings were made for the BBC in 1972 and 1973, in two separate concerts at the Paris Theatre in London. The album also includes a 1970 BBC recording of Badfinger's first Top 10 hit, "Come and Get It". 01 - Better Days 02 - Only You Know And I Know 03 - We're For The Dark 04 - Sweet Tuesday Morning 05 - Feelin' Alright 06 - Take It All 07 - Suitcase 08 - Love Is Easy 09 - Blind Owl 10 - Constitution 11 - Icicles 12 - Matted Spam 13 - Suitcase 14 - I Can't Take It 15 - Come And Get It LINK
The Doobie Brothers is the first studio album by The Doobie Brothers, released in 1971. It is their only album to feature original bass player Dave Shogren who left before the recording of their second album. 01 - Nobody 02 - Slippery St. Paul 03 - Greenwood Creek 04 - It Won't Be Right 05 - Travelin' Man 06 - Feelin' Down Farther 07 - The Master 08 - Growin' A Little Each Day 09 - Beehive State 10 - Closer Every Day 11 - Chicago LINK
Bill Deal & the Rhondels were formed in 1965 in Virginia Beach, crossing blue-eyed soul, Beach music and Horn rock. They had 3 hits in 1969, I've Been Hurt (U.S. #35), What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am (U.S. #23) & May I (U.S. #39). Bill Deal - vocals, keyboards, Bob Fisher - saxophone, Gary Hardy - trumpet, Mike Kerwin - guitar, Jeff Pollard - trumpet, Ronny Rosenbaum - trombone, Ken Dawson - trumpet, Don Quisenberry - bass, Tom Pittman - saxophone, Ammon Tharp - drums, Rollie Ligart - trumpet. The band was active from 1965 to 2003. This comp is from 1994.
01 - I've Been Hurt 02 - Nothing Succeeds Like Success 03 - What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am 04 - Swingin' Tight 05 - May I 06 - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 07 - Are You Ready For This 08 - I've Got My Needs 09 - Can I Change My Mind 10 - Harlem Shuffle 11 - Words 12 - River Deep, Mountain High 13 - Touch Me 14 - Hooked On A Feeling 15 - I've Gotta Be Me 16 - Hey Bulldog 17 - Soulful Strut 18 - Tuck's Theme 19 - It's Too Late 20 - So What If It Rains 21 - Everybody's Got Somethin' To Hide 22 - I Live In The Night
Supertramp are a British progressive rock band that released a series of top-selling albums in the 1970s and early 1980s. Their early music included ambitious concept albums, from which were drawn a number of hits including "Goodbye Stranger", "Bloody Well Right", "The Logical Song", "Breakfast in America", "Dreamer", "Give a Little Bit", "It's Raining Again", and "Take the Long Way Home". Supertramp attained superstardom in the United States, Canada, most of Europe, South Africa, Australia and Brazil, although they were not quite as popular in the UK. Supertramp is the self-titled debut album by the band, released in July 1970. It has sometimes been published under the title Now and Then. The album was critically acclaimed and reached #158 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It was not released in the United States until late 1977, but it was available in the US through importers and was usually carried in those record shops that specialized in British imports. Musically, it was more melancholy and progressive than any other Supertramp album. 01 Surely 02 It's A Long Road 03 Aubade And I Am Not Like Other Birds Of Prey 04 Words Unspoken 05 Maybe I'm Beggar 06 Home Again 07 Nothing To Show 08 Shadow Song 09 Try Again 10 Surely LINK
Area Code 615 was the name of a Nashville country rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, taking their name from the telephone area code, which at the time covered all of Central and Eastern Tennessee. The band was made up of session musicians, recording only two albums before resuming normal session work. Several of the members were backing musicians for Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and Nashville Skyline albums and on recordings by Billy Swan. Mac Gayden - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Charlie McCoy - Harmonica, Vocals, Bobby Thompson - Banjo, Guitar, Wayne Moss - Guitar, Bass, Buddy Spicher - Fiddle, Viola, Cello, David Briggs - Keyboards, Ken Lauber - Keyboards, Norbert Putnam - Bass, Cello, Kenny Buttrey - Drums, Weldon Myrick - Pedal Steel Guitar 01 - Southern Comfort 02 - I've Been Loving You Too Long 03 - Hey Jude 04 - Nashville 9, Ny 1 05 - Lady Madonna 06 - Medley (Crazy Arms & Get Back) 06 - Ruby 07 - Why Ask Why 08 - Lil' Maggie 09 - Classical Gas 10 - Just Like A Woman LINK
The American Breed was an American rock band that was formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1969. The group was formed in Cicero, Illinois as Gary & The Nite Lites. The group's greatest success was the single, "Bend Me, Shape Me," which reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968. The song, written by Scott English and Larry Weiss, was a remake of a recording by The Outsiders that had been released the year before. The group also appeared on the 16 December 1967 episode of the television show American Bandstand, along with Pink Floyd. Lonely Side of the City is the fourth and final studio album by the group, released in the fall of 1968. For their last album, the group decided to move more towards a soft rock approach. However, the group had all but fallen out of favor with the music public, and the album failed miserably. "Walls" was the only single released from the album, and, after releasing several more non-album singles, including the last official American Breed single, "Can't Make It Without You" (1970), the group officially disbanded.
01 - Always You 02 - Love Is Just A State Of Mind 03 - New Games To Play 04 - Walls 05 - I've Got To Get You Off My Mind 06 - To Put Up With You 07 - Another Bad Morning 08 - What Can You Do When You're Lonely 09 - River Of No Regrets 10 - Partners In Life 11 - Out In The Cold Again
The Ides of March is an American rock band that had a major US and minor UK hit with the song "Vehicle" in 1970. After going on hiatus in 1973, the band returned with their original line-up in 1990 and has been active since then. The Ides of March began in Berwyn, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) on October 16, 1964, as "The Shon-Dels." Their first record, "Like It Or Lump It," was released on their own "Epitome" record label in 1965. In 1966, after changing their name to The Ides of March (a name suggested by bassist Bob Bergland after reading Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in high school), the band released their first single on Parrot Records - "You Wouldn’t Listen." The song reached #7 in Chicago, and #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 in spring 1966. This record and its follow-ups (all pre-"Vehicle") have been re-released on the Sundazed Records CD Ideology. By the end of the 1960s, the band added a brass section, although Bergland often doubled up on tenor saxophone. 01 - Colorado Morrow 02 - All Join Hands 03 - Mellow Your Soul 04 - Flip Side 05 - Mother America 06 - Diamond Fire 07 - Landlady 08 - Baby's Gonna Grow 09 - Children LINK
The Swinging Blue Jeans were a four piece 1960s British Merseybeat band, best known for their hit singles with the HMV label; "Hippy Hippy Shake", the follow up, Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "You're No Good", a Clint Ballard song that provided a change of pace and furnished the group's most enduring achievement. But subsequent singles released that year and the next made no impression. In 1966 their version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Don't Make Me Over" peaked at #31 in the UK Singles Chart, but the group never charted again. 01 - Ol' Man Mose 02 - Save The Last Dance For Me 03 - That's The Way It Is 04 - Around And Around 05 - It's All Over Now 06 - Long Tall Sally 07 - Lawdy Miss Clawdy 08 - Some Sweet Day 09 - It's So Right 10 - Don't It Make You Feel Good 11 - All I Want Is You 12 - Tutti Frutti LINK
The Flying Machine was a British pop band, which was in 1969, renamed from Pinkerton's Assorted Colours. The Flying Machine is best known for its major hit single in 1969, "Smile A Little Smile For Me", which peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart (on Kapp Records' Congress record label) Their first record which was self titled was released by Janus Records in 1969. By 12 December that year they had sold a million copies of the record, and it was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. Tony Newman - vocals, guitars, Steve Jones - guitars, vocals, Sam Kempe - vocals, Stuart Colman - bass, electric piano, Paul Wilkinson – drums, Edie Andrews - background vocals. The Flying Machine is the debut album. 01 - Smile A Little Smile For Me 02 - Marie Take A Chance 03 - Waiting On The Shores Of Nowhere 04 - That Same Old Feeling 05 - There She Goes 06 - Baby Make It Soon 07 - Broken Hearted Me, Evil Hearted You 08 - A Thing Called Love 09 - My Baby's Coming Home 10 - Send My Baby Home Again LINK
Earth Opera was an American psychedelic rock group, active during 1967-1969 and featuring Peter Rowan and David Grisman. Both Rowan and Grisman were virtuoso folk and bluegrass performers in Boston clubs, who became caught up in the changes in the music scene in the mid 1960s. They formed Earth Opera in 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts, and were joined by John Nagy on bass, Paul Dillon on drums, and Bill Stevenson on keyboards and vibraphone. Although the first album never charted, Elektra was willing to record a second LP, "The Great American Eagle Tragedy". By this time, Stevenson had left. The second album featured an array of eminent guests including John Cale (viola) and Bill Keith (pedal steel). "The Great American Eagle Tragedy” managed to reach the lower end of the national charts, the cover featuring a parody of the US presidential seal with a superimposed death skull and what looks like blood stains. However, the band’s relative lack of success caused Earth Opera to break up in 1969. 01 - Home To You 02 - Mad Lydia's Waltz 03 - Alfie Finney 04 - Sanctuary From The Law 05 - All Winter Long 06 - The Great American Eagle Tragedy 07 - Roast Beef Love 08 - It's Love LINK
The Fifth Estate was a rock n roll band originally formed in Stamford, Connecticut as The D-Men in early 1964. At the start they played many small shows and local clubs, but they soon gravitated to Greenwich Village and larger clubs where they often played six nights a week for long stretches. They played a proto punk form then called Beat music, which later evolved into a rock/pop form and group The Fifth Estate that played around the USA through the 60s at large theaters and at the coliseum level. Early on as The D-Men they released three singles with considerable success, two on Veep/United Artists and one on the Kapp labels, which along with much of their later material has become collectors' items and established them as a central part of the Garage Rock movement. Boston Skyline released a 28-song collection of their music in 1993 and published a 41-page booklet of their story. 01 - Birds & Bees 02 - Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead 03 - Heigh-Ho 04 - I'm A Believer 05 - It's Waiting There For You 06 - Kisses For Breakfast 07 - Lost Generation 08 - Midnight Hour 09 - No. 1 Hippie On The Village Scene 10 - Rub-A-Dub 11 - That's Love 12 - The Goofin' Song 13 - Tomorrow Is My Turn LINK
Herbert "Herb" Alpert is an American musician most associated with the group known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. He is also a recording industry executive — he is the "A" of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold). Alpert's musical accomplishments include five number one hits, twenty-eight albums on the Billboard charts, eight Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen Gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. The Beat of the Brass was the tenth album release by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. The album was released on the heels of a television special by the same title (telecast April 22, 1968 over CBS). Tom Mankiewicz, who wrote the special, also provided liner notes for the album as well. It includes Alpert's only major vocal hit, "This Guy's In Love With You", which became an overnight success due to its inclusion during the special, in a sequence featuring Herb and his wife, Sharon.
01 - Monday Monday 02 - A Beautiful Friend 03 - Cabaret 04 - Panama 05 - Belz Mein Shtetele Belz 06 - Talk To The Animals 07 - Slick 08 - She Touched Me 09 - Thanks For The Memory 10 - The Robin 11 - This Guy's In Love With You
The 1910 Fruitgum Company is an American bubblegum pop band of the 1960s. The group's biggest hits included "Simon Says," "1, 2, 3, Red Light," "May I Take A Giant Step," "Special Delivery," "Goody Goody Gumdrops," and "Indian Giver." Guitarist Frank Jeckell claimed to have adopted the name from a candy wrapper that he found in his attic. Goody Goody Gumdrops EP is a compilation from 1968 with four greatest hits. 01 - Goody Goody Gumdrops 02 - Simon Says 03 - Indian Giver 04 - 1-2-3 Red Light LINK