one that turns up mostly on Demo, stock copies very elusive. the one above has a stuck centre!
A side is a version of The Drifters issued to compete with it, if ML5 issued 24 Jun 66 & Drifters 16 Jul 66
Strong Beat Soul version if more Mod Beat than Northern with some brief fuzz guitar later in the track.
B side is a "Freakbeat" Fuzz Beat raver with tough guitar riffs through a good but obscure song. A heavier sound here for sure, the mid break & end edges into 'The Game' territory. To work out most of the lyrics is impossible!
I guess three own because it was in their dad's collection, and we don't bin 45s or EPs do we?Comment by teabiscuit:
interesting replies. seen boxes of EPs like this, all pretty with nice covers, but not my type of music. good to see collecting for collecting's sake still goes on, you don't read of it usually.Comment by The Toad:
I reckon the sleeve-notes have hit upon the reason: "The tunes are evergreens - everybody knows them and everybody will wish to sing with the Big Ben Banjo Band on this rollicking little record." A few cheerful melodies to hum or sing along with while you're doing something dull - what's not to like? Happily, music comes in many different forms and serves many different purposes; it doesn't have to be meaningful, and it doesn't even have to have any merit for it to be enjoyable - as witness my record collection.Comment by Ade Macrow:
This owner has it in his collection because he collects Columbia EPs and also other records by the various Big Ben xxxxx aggregations, regardless of musical merit. There's also the historicity aspect. It's a marker of the 'musical times' back then that records like this would be rsanctioned for release. Fast-forward, say, another ten years and the musical climate would see the very idea of such things being recorded (let alone issued) laughed at. So, it's a small evocation of the era too, if you like. (Well, them's my justifications, anyhow!).Comment by 7226power:
why do 7 people own a record like this? is it a nostalgia thing or is there some Kitsch appeal scene for these like Soul & Reggae have. Do people dance to records like this, they did in 1955. Or is it just a collecting thing as they are of low value & have nice covers? This cover looks like 1930s Kid's Annuals have with talking teapots. Just wondering....Comment by Whyperion:
Trades descriptions ? Also has Trumpet, Drums, Accordian , etc
Thats a bit harsh Charlie, ( though I understand we dont want 0000s of comments much the same as that ), but of course when for whatever reason the images get re-ordered its a bit meaningless (and incorrect ). I think maybe poster has seen comments of 'my copy has a full stop after the cat number ' type comment - which are a sort of aide memorore of either, its so trivial as not to be worth scanning and adding, or must remember to scan and add next time I'm near the working scanner or don't need to dash out to catch a train to an interesting place.
Yes it would be nice to know the source of these articles... Comment by mickey rat:
Ah, a "Don Nichol Tip" (DNT) from Disc Magazine (a weekly event in my life from 1958 to 1962). I noticed a year or so ago that full text Disc, and Melody Maker?, have found their way onto one of the academic research databases. It's held by one of my local universities but I haven't been able to get access. Thanks kab212.Comment by kab2112: