Pat Arnold - Andrew Loog Oldham's "First Lady of Immediate" - came to the UK as a backing singer for Ike & Tina Turner. Mick Jagger encouraged her to stay on in London and go solo> her first backing band became The Nice. tracks on this EP illustrate PP Arnold's ability to interpret a variety of material and showcase her terrific voice. On the Top Gear session she is backed by T.N.T (his 'N' That), whose distinctive sound features ex-Creation Eddie Phillips playing lead guitar parts on bass. Backing vocals are provided by Madeline Bell and Dusty Springfield. Sleeve notes> Happiness Stan.
50 years on, we are proud to present the songs the young Bee Gees recorded for the BBC in 1967. What you'll hear is the group playing as a five-piece (rhythm guitar, bass and occasionally organ, with Vince Melouney on lead guitar and Colin Peterson on drums). Without added string players, they pretty much sound like a 1960s beat group, heavily influenced by the Beatles, the Byrds, the Zombies and Stax Soul. The sparse and intimate performances that can be heard on this LP prove the maturity of the Gibb Brothers as musicians and tunesmiths (Barry 'Gibbs' was only 19, his twin brothers Robin & Maurice just 17).
Johnny Burch is probably best-known for songs he wrote in 1963 for Georgie Fame such as "In The Meantime" and "Preach and Teach". This was at a time when the boundaries between modern jazz, rhythm and blues and beat music were being broken down at such places as the Flamingo and the Marquee. For a few months, Burch was leader of a group that included several musicians who found fame in the blues and rock scene of the late 60s such as Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Side One of this LP features the earliest-known recordings of Bruce and Baker together in a live broadcast for the BBC from... + INFO
In 1967, a Swedish Radio station, Radiohuset, in Stockholm inaugurated a programme they called 'Ton├írskvill', or 'Teenagers-Evening' featuring live concerts by international groups. Artists such as Hendrix, Cream, the Move, the Byrds and Traffic all performed at Radiohuset during 1967 and 1968, and we present here one such concert from January 1968 by Eric Burdon & The New Animals. The gigs have been rebroadcasted many times since and the sound quality is consistently top-notch.
The Creation were always a bigger draw in Europe than in the UK and especially in Germany, where these four tracks were recorded for television broadcast. Two tracks, MAKIN- TIME ^ THAT'S HOW STRONG MY LOVE IS come from 1966 and feature the original lineup with Kenny Pickett on vocals. IF I STAY TOO LONG ^ TRY AND STOP ME are sung by bassist Bob Garner, who switched to vocals in 1967.Side One 1 Makin- Time 2 If I Stay Too Long. Side Two 1 Try And Stop Me 2 That's How Strong My Love Is.