Beat music, British beat, Mersey sound or Merseybeat (for bands from Liverpool beside the River Mersey), is a rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Beat music is a fusion of rock and roll, doo wop, skiffle, R&B and soul. The beat movement provided most of the bands responsible for the British invasion of the American pop charts in the period after 1964, and provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music. Beat groups characteristically had simple guitar-dominated line-ups, with vocal harmonies and catchy tunes. The most common instrumentation of beat groups featured lead, rhythm and bass guitars plus drums, as popularized by The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers and others. Beat groups—even those with a separate lead singer—often sang both verses and choruses in close harmony, resembling doo wop, with nonsense syllables in the backing vocals. The most distinctive characteristic of the music was the strong beat, using the backbeat common to rock and roll and rhythm and blues, but often with a driving emphasis on all the beats of 4/4 bar. By 1966 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with "harder edged" blues rock and was beginning to emerge. Most of the groups that had not already disbanded moved, like The Beatles, into different forms of rock music and pop music, including psychedelic rock and eventually progressive rock.
01 - The Cheetans - Mecca 02 - The Cheetans - That Goodnight Kiss 03 - The Cheetans - Soldier Boy 04 - The Cheetans - Johnny 05 - The Cheetans - Whole Lotta Love 06 - The Cheetans - The Party 07 - The Cheetans - Russian Boat Song 08 - The Cheetans - The Gambler 09 - The Cherokees - Seven Daffodils 10 - The Cherokees - Are You Back In My World Now 11 - The Cherokees - Dig A Little Deeper 12 - The Cherokees - I Will Never Turn My Back On You 13 - The Cherokees - Land Of 1000 Dances 14 - The Cherokees - Everybody's Needs 15 - The Cherokees - Rejected 16 - The Applejacks - Bye, Bye Girl 17 - The Applejacks - It's Not A Game Anymore 18 - The Applejacks - We Gotta Get Together 19 - The Applejacks - I'm Through 20 - The Applejacks - Baby's In Black 21 - The Chucks - Loo-Be-Loo 22 - The Chucks - Any Time Is The Right Time 23 - The Chucks - The Hitch Hiker 24 - The Chucks - Humpity-Dumpity 25 - The Cougars - Saturday Nite At The Duckpond 26 - The Cougars - See You In Dreamland 27 - The Cougars - Red Square 28 - The Cougars - Fly By Nite
01 - The Togerry Five - Bye Bye Bird 02 - The Togerry Five - I'm Gonna Jump 03 - The Others - Oh Yeah! 04 - The Others - I'm Taking Her Home 05 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Please, Please 06 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Sailor Boy 07 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - That's Why I Love You 08 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - The Skip 09 - Force Five - Don't Make My Baby Blue 10 - Force Five - Shaking Postman 11 - Force Five - Yeah I'm Waiting 12 - Force Five - Don't Want To See You You Again 13 - Force Five - Baby Don't Care 14 - Force Five - Come Down To Earth 15 - Force Five - I Want You Baby 16 - Force Five - Gee To Tiger 17 - The In Crowd - I Don't Mind 18 - The In Crowd - That's How Strong My Love Is 19 - The In Crowd - Things She Says 20 - The In Crowd - Stop Wait A Minute 21 - The Syndicats - On The Horizon 22 - The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp 23 - Sound Incorporated - William Tell 24 - Pete Macline & The Clan - Yes I Do 25 - The Peddlers - Let The Sunshine In 26 - The Persuasions - Big Brother 27 - The Persuasions - Deep Down Love 28 - Duffy Power - Farwell Baby 29 - Duffy Power - I Saw Her Standing There 30 - Duffy Power - I Don't Care 31 - The Bunch Of Fives - At The Station
01 - The Big Three - Cavern Stomp 02 - The Pete Best Four - Why Did I Fall In Love With You 03 - King Size Taylor & The Dominos - I'm Late 04 - Beryl Marsden - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) 05 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Baby Blue 06 - Lee Curtis - Skinny Minnie 07 - Mark & John - Walk Right Back 08 - The Dennisons - Be My Girl 09 - The Mojos - Don't Do It Anymore 10 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout 11 - The Big Three - By The Way 12 - Chick Graham & The Coasters - A Little You 13 - Lee Curtis & The All Stars - I've Got My Eyes On You 14 - The Checkmates - Sticks And Stones 15 - The Mojos - Give Your Lovin' To Me 16 - The Cryin' Shames - You 17 - The Big Three - I'm With You 18 - Beryl Marsden - I Only Care About You 19 - The Pete Best Four - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door 20 - Beryl Marsden - Everybody Loves A Lover 21 - The Checkmates - I've Got To Know Now 22 - King Size Taylor & The Dominos - I've Been Watching You 23 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - We Know 24 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Who Told You 25 - The Mark Four - Hurt Me If You Will 26 - The Mojos - Forever 27 - The Big Three - Don't Start Running Away 28 - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Do You Love Me 29 - Chick Graham & The Coasters - Dance, Baby, Dance 30 - The Mojos - They Say 31 - Beryl Marsden - Love Is Going To Happen To Me 32 - Freddie Starr & The Midnighters - Peter Gunn Locomotion 33 - The Checkmates - Around 34 - Lee Curtis & The Allstars - Let's Stomp 35 - The Dennisons - Devoted To You 36 - The Big Three - Reelin' And Rockin'
01 - The Mockingbirds - That's How (It's Gonna Stay) 02 - The Mockingbirds - I Never Should've Kissed You 03 - The Mockingbirds - I Can Feel We're Parting 04 - The Mockingbirds - The Flight Of The Mockingbird 05 - The Mockingbirds - One By One 06 - The Mockingbirds - Lovingly Yours 07 - The Mockingbirds - You've Stole My Love 08 - The Mockingbirds - Skit Skat 09 - The Persuasions - Big Brothers 10 - The Persuasions - Deep Down Love 11 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Mirror Mirror 12 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - She Don't Care 13 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Magic Rocking Horse 14 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - It Ain't Right 15 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Don't Stop Loving Me Baby 16 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Will Ya 17 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Mum And Dad 18 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - On A Street Car 19 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - There's Nobody I'd Sooner Love 20 - Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Duke's Party 21 - The Bunch Of Fives - Go Home Baby 22 - The Bunch Of Fives - At The Station 23 - Trend-Setters Limited - Lollipops And Roses 24 - Trend-Setters Limited - Go Away 25 - The Zephyrs - I Can Tell 26 - The Zephyrs - Sweet Little Baby 27 - The Zephyrs - She's Lost You 28 - The Zephyrs - Let Me Love You Baby 29 - The Zephyrs - I Just Can't Take It 30 - The Zephyrs - She Laughed 31 - The Zephyrs - Wonder What I'm Gonna Do 32 - The Zephyrs - Let Me Love You Baby (Alternate Version)