Monday, 4 August 2008

The Berrys - Sand and Sea

The Berrys - Sand and See (Apex 77043. 1966)

Out of Albuquerque, New Mexico comes (yet another) cover of Midnight Hour, but flip it over and you get to hear a cool moody ballad.

Produced by Lindy Blaskey this was orignally released on his own Lavette label, then picked up for national distribution by Challenge. It also made it over the border and recieved a Canadian release on Apex.

The Berrys were previously known as The Viscount V, who's jangler "She Doesn't Know" appeared on the Teenage Shutdown 'Nobody To Love' comp.

The Dolphins - I Should Have Stayed


The Dolphins - I Should Have Stayed (Yorkshire 520652)

I also love my moody garage. 'The Moody Folk', there's a great garage comp in the making.....Here's a 45 I can't get enough of at the moment.

The Dolphins were from New York and had a number of releases prior to this 45 and scored a minor local hit with the top side "Surfin' East Coast". They then relocated to Texas and became The Chains, gaining the tag 'The Beatles of El Paso'.

60sgaragebands.com have put out a CD of Chains and Dolphins material which is well worth checking out.

King Charles and The Counts - I Don't Wanna Cry

King Charles and The Counts - I Don't Wanna Cry (Astor 7059)

I love my folk punking 45s and here's a great one from King Charles & The Counts. I think the band were from the PNW and "King Charles" was in fact Charlie Bieker, who also played with Easy Chair. They also released the great "It's True It's You/Salt 'N' Pepper (Crusader 117)" 45.

This is an Australian release on Ascot, and it's anybodies guess how it made it to the otherside of the world.....Also recieved a US release (Crusader 121).