In 1963, Denny Doherty and Zal Yanovsky got together with Jim Hendricks and his wife, Cass Elliot, to become 'Cass Elliot and the Big Three'. After an uneventful release the group added John Sebastian and renamed themselves 'The Mugwumps'. In 1964, they recorded an eponymous LP and released a single, "I’ll Remember Tonight,”. After this album 'the Mugwumps' split in four separate directions. Doherty became a member of 'The Journeymen' with John Phillips and Michelle Gilliam. Yanovsky and Sebastian founded 'The Lovin’ Spoonful', and Cass Elliot joined a short-lived jazz act. Jim Hendricks joined a new group called 'The Lamp of Childhood'. By 1965 'The Journeymen' had decided their fortunes would be better served elsewhere and migrated to the Virgin Islands. Cass Elliot did a stint in the islands at the same time (as a waitress, not a singer) and in 1965 relocated to Los Angeles. 'The Journeymen' headed west soon after, and Cass ended up as the fourth and final member. By the end of 1965 they were called 'The Mamas and the Papas'. 01 - Searchin.mp3 02 - I Don't Wanna Know.mp3 03 - I'll Remember Tonight.mp3 04 - Here It Is Another Day.mp3 05 - Do You Know What I Mean.mp3 06 - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover.mp3 07 - Everybody's Been Talkin'.mp3 08 - Do What They Don't Say.mp3 09 - So Fine.mp3 LINK
Jack London and The Sparrows were a sixties "Toronto British invasion” band, and are best known for including future Steppenwolf members, Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn and Nick St. Nicholas and future Buffalo Springfield member, Bruce Palmer. The original Jack London and The Sparrows line-up was formed in Oshawa, Ontario in early 1964 by British émigré Dave Marden (Jack London), guitarist Dennis Edmonton and keyboard player Dave Hare, who later played with Everyday People.
01 - Our Love Has Passed 02 - Sparrows And Daisies 03 - Take It Slow (Vocal by Jerry Edmonton) 04 - You Don't Want Me Now 05 - It's Been One Of Those Days 06 - If You Don't Want My Love 07 - Give My Love To Sally 08 - Glad To Be With You 09 - Give My Love To You 10 - Leavin' Blues (Vocal by Jerry Edmonton) 11 - Dream On Dreamer 12 - I'll Be The Boy
Rainbow Ffolly were an English psychedelic pop band who released only one LP, Sallies Fforth, in 1967. Their only single, "Drive My Car", failed to garner much success on the charts, and they disbanded shortly thereafter. They were signed to EMI's subsidiary Parlophone (which also held The Beatles' contract at that time) during their brief career. Jonathan Dunsterville, Guitar, Vocals, Richard Dunsterville, Vocals, Guitar, Roger Newell, Bass, Vocals, Stewart Osborn, Drums, Vocals 01 - She´s Alright 02 - I´m So Happy 03 - Montgolfier 04 - Drive My Car 05 - Goodbye 06 - Hey You 07 - Sun Sing 08 - Sun & Sand 09 - Labour Exchange 10 - They´m 11 - No 12 - Sighing Game 13 - Come On Go 14 - Go Girl (Bonus) LINK
The Outlaws are a southern rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in late 1967 by guitarist–vocalist Hughie Thomasson, drummer David Dix, bassist Phil Humberg, guitarists Hobie O'Brien and Frank Guidry, plus singer Herb Pino. Guidry brought the name Outlaws with him when he joined (he had been in another group that had that name). Previous to Guidry's arrival the band had been called The Rogues, then The Four Letter Words. Outlaws is the first studio album, released in 1975. A cover version of the song "Green Grass and High Tides" appeared in the video game, Rock Band. In this album era, Outlaws was Hughie Thomasson - lead guitar, vocals, Billy Jones - lead guitar, vocals, Monte Yoho - drums, Frank O'Keefe - bass guitar, Henry Paul - electric and acoustic guitar, vocals 01 - There Goes Another Love Song 02 - Song For You 03 - Song In The Breeze 04 - It Follows From Your Heart 05 - Cry No More 06 - Waterhole 07 - Stay With Me 08 - Keep Prayin 09 - Knoxville Girl 10 - Green Grass And High Tides LINK
The Edgar Broughton Band, founded in 1968 in Warwick, England, is an English progressive rock group. The band started their career as a blues group under the name of The Edgar Broughton Blues Band, playing to a dedicated but limited following in the region around their hometown of Warwick. However, when the band began to lean towards the emerging psychedelic movement, dropping the 'Blues' from their name as well as their music, Victor Unitt left. In 1968, the Broughtons moved to Notting Hill Gate, London, seeking a recording contract and a wider audience, and were picked up by Blackhill Enterprises. Blackhill landed them their first record deal, on EMI's progressive rock label Harvest Records, in December 1968. Their first single was "Evil"/"Death of an Electric Citizen", released in June 1969, which was also the first single released by Harvest. This album, was recorded live at Abbey Road.
01 - Smokestack Lightning 02 - What Is A Woman For 03 - Yason Blues 04 - Refugee 05 - Dropout Boogie 06 - American Boy Soldier 07 - Momma's Reward (Keep Them Freaks A Rollin') 08 - Out Demons Out
The Tokens are an American male doo-wop vocal group from Brooklyn, New York. They are best-known for their chart-topping 1961 single, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" The group was formed in 1955 at Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High School, and was known as the Linc-Tones. Originally featuring members Neil Sedaka, Hank Medress, Eddie Rabkin, and Cynthia Zolotin, Rabkin was replaced by Jay Siegel in 1956, and the band recorded its first single, "While I Dream" that same year. In 1957 Sedaka and Zolotin left the band, leaving only Siegel and Medress, who would recruit two additional band members and record the single "Picture in my Wallet" as Darrell & the Oxfords. Finally establishing its most famous name and lineup, the band become known as The Tokens in 1960 after they recruited the 13-year-old multi-instrumentalist and first tenor Mitch Margo and his baritone brother Phil Margo, plus guitarist Joe Venneri.
01 - Perhaps, The Joy Of Giving 02 - The Purpose Of A Circus 03 - Grandfather 04 - She Comes & Goes 05 - Grey City Day 06 - Sunset See My Sadness 07 - Poor Man 08 - Wimoweh 5 1 2 Years Later 09 - Portrait Of My Love 10 - For All That I Am 11 - Bye, Bye, Bye 12 - It's A Happening World 13 - How Nice
The Flower Pot Men were a British pop group created in 1967, who enjoyed fleeting fame. The group's sound was characterised by rich, three-part vocal harmonies. The group were created as a result of the chart success of the single "Let's Go To San Francisco", written and recorded by songwriters John Carter and Ken Lewis. The complete line-up of The Flower Pot Men and Their Garden, as they were sometimes billed, was loosely based around the following: Tony Burrows: vocals, Neil Landon: vocals, Robin Shaw: vocals, Pete Nelson: vocals, Ged Peck: guitar, Carlo Little: drums, Nick Simper: bass, Jon Lord: organ. In 1968, Nick Simper and Jon Lord became founding members of the hardrock band Deep Purple.
01 - Let's Go To San Francisco, Part 1 & 2 02 - A Walk In The Sky 03 - Am I Losing You 04 - Man Without A Woman 05 - You Can Never Be Wrong 06 - Piccolo Man 07 - Mythological Sunday 08 - In A Moment Of Madness 09 - Young Birds Fly 10 - Sweet Baby Jane 11 - Journey's End 12 - Silicon City 13 - Busy Doin' Nothing 14 - White Dove 15 - Let's Go Back To San Francisco, Part 1 16 - Let's Go Back To San Francisco, Part 2 17 - Cooks Of Cake And Kindness 18 - Gotta Be Free 19 - Heaven Knows When 20 - Brave New World 21 - Children Of Tomorrow
Episode Six was a British rock group during the mid-sixties. The band wasn't well known but foreshadowed the arrival of Deep Purple in late 1960s. 'Episode Six' was formed in July 1964; in May 1965 Ian Gillan joined and the line-up became as follows: Ian Gillan - vocals, Graham Dimmock - guitar, Tony Lander - guitar, Sheila Dimmock - keyboard, Roger Glover - bass and Harvey Shield - drums. Episode Six released several singles on Pye Records in 1966 and 1967, and would have faded into oblivion had Gillan and Glover not gone on to join Deep Purple. The group split up in late 1969. 01 - My Baby 02 - Put Yourself In My Place 03 - That's All I Want 04 - I Hear Trumpets Blow 05 - True Love Is Funny That Way 06 - Here, There And Everywhere 07 - Mighty Morris Ten 08 - I Will Warm Your Heart 09 - Incense 10 - Love Hate Revenge 11 - Baby Baby Baby 12 - Morning Dew 13 - Sunshine Girl 14 - I Won't Hurt You 15 - U.F.O. 16 - I Can See Through You 17 - When I Fall In Love 18 - Way You Look Tonight 19 - My Little Red Book 20 - Plastic Love 21 - Time And Motion Man 22 - Only Lonely People 23 - Little One 24 - Lucky Sunday 25 - Wide Smiles 26 - Mr. Universe 27 - Mozart Vs The Rest 28 - Jack D'or 29 - Have You Ever Been There LINK
Strawberry Alarm Clock is a psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles best known for their 1967 hit "Incense and Peppermints". The group took its name as an homage to the Beatles' psychedelic hit "Strawberry Fields Forever", reportedly, at the suggestion of their record company Uni Records. They are often thought of as a "one-hit wonder" and were instrumental in the development of bubblegum pop music in the United States. Good Morning Starshine LP, last of tyhe band, failed to sell. The title track "Good Morning Starshine", from the musical Hair, produced by Julius Zabadak, limped to #87 in 1969 but was beat out by Oliver's version which scored the big hit. 01 - Me And The Township 02 - Off Ramp Road Tramp 03 - Small Package 04 - Hog Child 05 - Miss Attraction 06 - Good Morning Starshine 07 - Miss Attraction 08 - Write Your Name In Gold 09 - (You Put Me On) Standby 10 - Dear Joy 11 - Changes LINK
Fanny was an American girl band, led by June Millington. They were pioneers as one of the first rock bands to feature all women, and the second to sign to a major record label, after Goldie & the Gingerbreads. They reached the Top 40 twice, with "Charity Ball" in 1971 and "Butter Boy" in 1975, peaking at #40 and #29 respectively in the Billboard Hot 100. Fanny was formed by guitarist Millington, her bass guitarist sister Jean Millington, drummer Alice de Buhr, and keyboard player Nickey Barclay. Patti Quatro later joined Fanny, one of the earliest all-female rock bands to gain national attention."Fanny Hill” was the anticipated follow up to 1971's "Charity Ball” release. Recorded at Apple Studios, London, England in late 1971, the album features producer Richard Perry’s best work, even though Fanny was not thrilled with some of his additions (like brass and strings to some of the songs). 01 - Ain`t That Peculiar 02 - Knock On My Door 03 - Blind Alley 04 - You`ve Got A Home 05 - Wonderful Feeling 06 - Borrowed Time 07 - Hey Bulldog 08 - Think About The Children 09 - Rock Bottom Blues 10 - Sound And The Fury 11 - The First Time LINK
Goldie & the Gingerbreads was an American female rock band from 1962 to 1967. They were the first all-female rock band signed to a major record label. Whereas most female bands were ignored by the big record labels and rarely attracted live audiences, the quartet of Ginger Bianco, Margo Lewis, Carol MacDonald and Goldie Zelkowitz were among the first to break into a domain dominated by men. They were signed to Decca in 1963 and to Atlantic in 1964. Over the course of 1967 and 1968, Goldie and the Gingerbreads gradually broke up. 01 - The Skip 02 - Bye Bye Baby 03 - Please, Please 04 - Chew Chew Fee Fi Fum 05 - Take My Hand 06 - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat 07 - Skinny Winnie 08 - V.I.P. 09 - Sailor Boy 10 - Think About The Good Times 11 - Going Back 12 - Walking In Different Circles 13 - That's Way I Love You LINK
The Remains were a mid-1960s rock group from Boston, Massachusetts, led by Barry Tashian, who later was harmony vocalist and guitarist for Emmylou Harris and part of the duo, Barry and Holly Tashian. The Remains performed in Boston in 1964 and 1965, playing The Rathskeller where fans lined up from Kenmore Square to Fenway Park to see them. They are best known for being one of the opening acts of The Beatles' final US tour in 1966. Although associated with the garage rock scene, the Remains were highly accomplished professional musicians and their recordings, while hard-edged, are notably well-produced and arranged. The band enjoyed a local hit with their version of the Bo Diddley/Willie Dixon classic "Diddy Wah Diddy". Despite considerable local success and strong critical acclaim (including an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show), the band failed to break through on a national level and folded in late 1966. 01 - Why Do I Cry 02 - When I Want To Know 03 - Ain't That Her 04 - All Good Things 05 - I'm Talking 'bout You 06 - My Babe 07 - Say You're Sorry 08 - Baby I Believe In You 09 - You Got A Hard Time Comin' 10 - I Can't Get Away From You 11 - Me Right Now 12 - Time Of Day 13 - Once Before 14 - But I Ain't Got You 15 - Diddy Wah Diddy 16 - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 18 - Heart 19 - Thank You 20 - Say You're Sorry 21 - Don't Look Back LINK
The Yellow Balloon was an American sunshine pop band, produced by Gary Zekley. The group is notable for featuring Don Grady (sometimes billed as "Luke R. Yoo") of Mouseketeers and My Three Sons fame. Other band members hailed from Oregon and Arizona. They were led by Alex Valdez (lead singer), and included Frosty Green (keyboards), Don Braught (bass guitar), and Paul Canella (lead guitar). The band at one time also included Daryl Dragon, later the male half of Captain & Tennille. The Yellow Balloon released multiple singles, including Billboard Magazine Pop 100 #25 hit "Yellow Balloon" and "Good Feelin' Time", and one album. The 1967 album self-titled LP, released through Canterbury Records, included the hit single "Yellow Balloon" along with two songs co-written by former The Mamas & the Papas singer Jill Gibson.
01 - How Can I Be Down 02 - Stained Glass Window 03 - Baby Baby It's You 04 - Panama Red 05 - I've Got A Feeling For Love 06 - Yellow Balloon 07 - Good Feelin' Time 08 - Follow The Sunshine 09 - Springtime Girl 10 - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love 11 - Junk Maker Shoppe 12 - Noollab Wolley 13 - The Children Of St. Monica 14 - A Good Man To Have Around The House 15 - Impressions With Syvonne 16 - Leaving It Up To You 17 - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Single Version) 18 - Follow The Sunshine (Alternative Mono Mix) 19 - How Can I Be Down (Demo Version) 20 - Gary Zekley Interview
Late '60s UK Pop Psych group. Rare and good album.
01 - Dabey Kitten 02 - You Say Love Dear 03 - Worry Isn't It You 04 - Eleanor Rigby 05 - You Should Feel 06 - High Grade Feeling 07 - In Time You'll Know 08 - I'll Never Let You Go 09 - Fool In Love Full Measure 10 - Stormy Day