MAMA MAMA COVERS
Author: Amory Kane – LP Memories Of Time Unwound (UK: MCA 348) 1/69
Californian, Amory Kane (vocals, guitar) moves to England in mid ’67 and begins to attend clubs/coffee houses as the Bunjies finche’ in July ’68.
Obtains a contract for five years with MCA and, with the production of expert Steve R [...]
IN A MATTER OF A MOMENT COVERS
The Howard Blaikley Orchestra – Goodbye [LP Silhouettes Of Success] (Rim ZS 3) 10/68 [instrumental]
Spanish cover: Los Fakirs – En solo un momento EP (Mexico: Peerless EPP-1097) 1969
Four Jacks & A Jill – LP: Jill (South Africa: RCA 38-185) 1970
Four Jacks and a Jill [...]
IF NO-ONE SANG COVERS
Peter Thorogood – Haunted / If No-One Sang (Pye 7N 17.577) 12/07/68
Here is another one-off signing by Howard & Blaikley, an artist of which very little is known. He released one single on 12 July 1968, with both sides written by the managers/songwriters team:
“Haunted” / “If No-One Sang” (Pye 7N 17.57 [...]
SAVE ME COVERS
The Four Kings – Save Me / Nose For Trouble (Germany: Vogue DV 14.598) 1/67 ?
For more info: See covers Nose For Trouble
The Four Kings – LP Beat aus England Vol. 15 (Germany: Pop Schallplatten ZS 10.015) 1/67 ?
Group 66 – LP Summer Blonde Beach Party (South Africa: Clairol) 1967
Side One 1. P [...]
CASTLE FAR COVERS
First Release: Matthews Southern Comfort – LP Matthews Southern Comfort (UK: Uni UNLS 108) 1970
WE’VE GOT A GOOD THING GOING COVERS
Joe Jr. & the Side-Effects – LP Effective (Hong-Kong: Diamond 1037) 1967
1 Here’s A Heart2 Deborah3 Funny How Love Can Be4 The Last Waltz5 So Much In Love With You6 Medley: I Only Came To Say Goodbye / Once Upon A Time / A Letter / I Gotta Find Cupid
7 That’s The Way Love Is8 Come Back W [...]
THE LEGEND OF XANADU COVERS
The Lovers – The Legend Of Xanadu EP (Germany: Tempo 4319) 3/68 ?
Budget record produced in Germany.
Credited to “The Lovers”, a studio band.
Joe Loss & His Orchestra – LP World Championship Ballroom Dances (Columbia SCX 6229) 3/68 ? [Instrumental]
Italian cover: The Sorrows – Zabadak / La liberta costa cara (Italy: Pye 45 NP 5137) 10/67
Formed in Coventry in 1963, the group made seven high-energy R’n’B singles and an LP that didn’t get them the recognition they deserved.
So original members Philip ‘Pip’ Whitcher (gt) and Wes [...]
The Beat Kings – EP (Germany: Tempo 4290) 1967
Jo Ment’s Happy Sound – LP Tops For Dancing (Germany: Ariola AR 832) 7/67 [Medley]
Finnish cover: Robin – Okay / Kaupungin harmain mies (When I’m 64) (Finland: Philips PF 340.799) 9/67 ?
Japanese cover: The Carnabeats – Okay / Crazy Love ( [...]
TOUCH ME TOUCH ME COVERS
The Four Kings – LP Beat aus England Vol. 17 (Germany: Pop Schallplatten ZS 10017) 4/67
The Beat Kings – EP (Germany: Tempo 4282) 1967
The German Vogue label used “Pop Schallplatten” as their budget outlet for albums, and “Tempo” for extended play 45′s. Here, the s [...]
OVER AND OVER AGAIN COVERS
She Trinity – Across The Street / Over And Over Again (CBS 2819) 6/67
Originally a Canadian trio with Robyn Yorke (drums), Shelley Gillespie (guitar) and Sue Kirby (keyboards). They came to England in 1965. Marion Hill replaced Sue, and Pauline Moran joined on bass.
In 1966 they were a quartet: Robyn Y [...]
HAIR ON MY CHINNY CHIN CHIN COVERS
Original: Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs (US: MGM 13.581) 10/66 [UK: MGM 1326]
A Texas quintet led by Domingo ‘Sam’ Samudio (vocals/organ, born in Dallas in 1937), who often changed the line-up of the band. They had a worldwide Hit in 1965 with “Wooly Bully”, but by 1966 the group had evolved into: [...]