Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl (1966)

The Syndicate Of Sound were best known for their national smash hit "Little Girl" which became somewhat of a garage anthem. It went to No. 8 and their album (Bell 6001 / 1966) made No. 148 in the charts. Their longplayer contains respectable versions of "Big Boss Man", "I'm Alive" and "The Witch" (well, they couldn't beat Gerry Roslie's bunch but they came pretty close). You will also find some weak material here, especially on side 1 ("Almost Grown", "So Alone" and "Dream Baby") but all the other tracks are constantly good. My favourites are their self penned songs like the cool "Rumors", the moody "You", the great rocking "Lookin' For The Good Times" and "Little Girl" for sure. The rip is from the original 1966 album.

Tracklist:
- Big Boss Man
- Almost Grown
- So Alone
- Dream Baby
- Rumors
- Little Girl
- That Kind Of Man
- I'm Alive
- You
- Lookin' For The Good Times (The Robot)
- The Witch
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby

Personnel:
Jim Sawyers (lead gtr)
Bob Gonzalez (bs)
John Sharkey (keyb'ds, gtr, vcls)
Don Baskin (sax, flute)
John Duckworth (drms)


Band origin:
San Jose (California)

Discographie:
Albums:
1. Little Girl (Bell 6001) 1966

45's:
 1. Prepare For Love/Tell The World (Scarlet 503) 1965
 2. Prepare For Love/Tell The World (Del-Fi 4304) 1965
 3. Little Girl/You (Hush 228) 1966
 4. Little Girl/You (Bell 640) 1966
 5. Rumours/The Upper Hand (Bell 646) 1966
 6. Good Time Music/Keep It Up (Bell 655) 1966
 7. That Kind Of Man/Mary (Bell 666) 1967
 8. Brown Paper Bag/Reverb Beat (Buddah 156) 1967
 9. Mexico/First To Love You (Buddah 183) 1967
10. You're Looking Fine/Change The World
    (Capitol 2426) 1968

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Rumors

8 comments:

ge said...

LITTLE GIRL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgLy3ArIVRE

Anonymous said...

HI DO YOU HAVE A RECORD OF "ELLI"? IS AN INDIAN/BRITISH SINGER. I DON'T REMEMBER IF THE RECORD WAS MADE BY "ACME DELUXE" OR "TENTH PLANET". I'M LOOKING FOR IT...

Anonymous said...

A great classic!!! Thankx

carlos said...

Muchas gracias, un disco referente de los sonidos garageros americanos de los 60s,. Imprescindible. El abecedario de la música. Thank you very much.

Psicodelia pura said...

Great album!

Buffalo Billycan said...

@ the person who wanted the "Elli" record: You can find it here:
http://lost-in-tyme.ucoz.com/blog/2008-08-14-419

Anonymous said...

THANKS A LOT BILLYCAN, I FOUND ELLI IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME....

Anonymous said...

I think the TV clip may also be accessed via the Bedazzled blog and/or via WFMU Beware Of The Blog. Love that title song.