Happy Thanksgiving all! I was thinking a bit today on what exactly to give thanks for, and there’s a lot so I won’t get into details except to say that I give thanks that I live a decent, albeit humble, life. That’s OK. I like it that way. I give thanks for my kids and my lovely wife and for the fantastic music that is presented here and everywhere else on this great earth. I do not give thanks to the 46+ bags of leaves that I’ve had to clean up over the past few weeks. Those sons-a-bitches can stay on the trees for all I care. OK, there’s my rant for the day! Here’s a nice Thanksgiving offering for all, including the ones out there who don’t celebrate it. Enjoy.
Wanted – In The Midnight Hour / Here To Stay (1966)
A Detroit area band that had about 8 45s released, some having the same song on different labels. In any case, this one was nationally released on A&M and has a decent cover of Wilson Pickett’s “Midnight Hour” on the the top side, but the real genius tune is “Here To Stay” which is a top notch teen ballad that fits squarely into the “moody garage” category. Excellent.
Bob Troy – Tell You What I’m Gonna Do / I Never Worry (1966)
Very cool “big production” recording but still has a good feel to it. I don’t know much about Bob Troy, who may have been a studio concoction, but John Simon who produced this worked The Cyrkle’s “Red Rubber Ball” as well as classic rock icon LP’s Big Brother & The Holding Co. (Cheap Thrills) and Blood, Sweat, & Tears.
Jim Edger & The Roadrunners – Tennessee Stud / Wait A Little Longer (1966)
It’s ironic that after posting DeWayne & The Beldettas’ version of this country classic last post, I’d come across another version by yet another Oklahoma based group. This one’s not quite as frantic, but good anyway. The flip is fairly decent too.
Ragamuffins – Four Days Of Rain / It Wasn’t Happening At All (1967)
I gotta say that the A side of this 45 is perhaps one of the best folk-rock songs ever. Why this didn’t make it I can’t say for sure, but it wipes the floor with junk like “Eve Of Destruction” on the most overrated songs of all time (in my opinion).
Pleasure Seekers – Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls / If You Climb On The Tigers Back (1967)
I really wish I knew the story on this one. I’m not 100% sure these are the same gals from Detroit who’s “What A Way To Die” is an absolute garage punk classic, or some studio concoction by a bunch of corporate chumps who didn’t know if the “real” Pleasure Seekers even existed, or didn’t really care, because the band members never mention this 45 in any interviews I’ve read. In any case, it’s a nice lightweight piece of psych/pop especially the flip.
Mouth watering gems as always:) Have a great weekend! Take care, br, BBReplyDelete
very thankful for your generosity, dan. hope you had a spectacular turkey day or whatever it was you feasted on. can't wait to hear the bootles, definitely either a beatles immulating or mocking bandReplyDelete
Thanks again Dan! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Hey!!! Happy Thanks-For-Giving Dan!!! You have given me(us) a lot of incredible tunes and it's to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
Great set here Dan! Many Thanks!ReplyDelete
Yep, can confirm everything from #74 through to #80 - apart from #75 - is running okay - even #74 on Mediafire is still there, but #75 has been pulled down.
Next time I guess I'll have to be quicker! :)
Thank you! There are some great ones on here!ReplyDelete
~ MERCI ~ReplyDelete
if it's possible
B sides from your "Obscure 60s Garage 5" (australian part) ???
really great collection
thx for your time & all the great posts
of all the beauties served here, I'm selecting the uncomped tracks for a my "private" compilations (including a booklet w/ info and pics I find in the net). I've now arrived at vol. 15(!) contaning up to 30 trax each, all are perfect listening-fun so I just wanted to thank you for your generosity and your great labor of love.
Thanks a bunch and best greetings from your friend in Milano!
Hi Dan, and first thanks for everything, we owe you many hours of pleasure & great listening.ReplyDelete
I wanted to tell you, are you aware of this :
I guess that the guy behind this blog didn't ask for permission before reposting, am I wrong ?
And the worst of it all is that this blogger makes money with his blog as all files are stored on Rapidgator and specially determined by him to be downloaded by premium users only. Disgusting...
He's also known for posting regularly brand new Ace/Big Beat releases without any remorse. He has numerous blogs, listed on this one's home page, and even porn blogs. I have nothing against that from a moral point of view, the problem is when this scumbag makes money from other people's work...
I thought you would be interested to know.
All the best.
you post old in rock it ?
Thanks for another great comp!ReplyDelete
Have a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year!
I don't know if you are interested / bothered or not but Dan's Garage Vol. 01 & 02 have been posted on the Rockin' Bandit's site.
As for Vol. 80 yet another fine and fascinating collection
Happy Holidays, Dan!ReplyDelete
Many thanks for your great comps, i was fortunate to see Episode Six live in 1968 & Ian Gillan & Roger Glover a few months later in Deep Purple, so these tracks bring back great memories, great that blogs like yours keep this great music alive.ReplyDelete
Keep on Rocking
Hi Dan, 'The Pleasure Seekers' on Capitol are not the same band as the one from Detroit with the Quatro sisters in it. If you do some web searching for 'The Pleasure Seekers' you will find pictures of both bands. This one has matching outfits and blond bee-hive hairdos.ReplyDelete