Tuesday, October 7, 2008

V.A. - Pebbles Vol. 8

Most of the material on Volume 8 (BFD-5025 / 1980) is well-known today. This Pebbles release contains my all time garage favourite "I Never Loved Her" by The Starfires (and other classics for sure).

1. Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be A Witch
taken from the single
You Must Be A Witch/Don't Close The Door On Me (UNI 55050) 1967
Line-up: Fred Cole (vcls), Ed Bowen (lead gtr), Ron Buzzell (rhythm gtr), Bob Atkins (bs), Tim Rockson (drms). Band origin: Portland (Oregon)
2. Starfires - I Never Loved Her
taken from the single I Never Loved Her/Linda (G.I. 4001) 1965
Line-up: Chuck Butler (lead vcls, tamb), Dave Anderson (lead gtr), Sonny Lathrop (gtr), Freddy Fields (bs), Jack Emerick (drms).
Band origin: Los Angeles (California)
3. Gants - I Wonder
taken from the single Greener Days/I Wonder (Liberty 55940) 1967
Line-up: Sid Herring (vcls, gtr), Johnny Sanders (gtr), Vince Montgomery (bs), Don Wood (drms). Band origin: Greenwood (Mississippi)
4. Sound Barrier - (My) Baby's Gone
taken from the single (My) Baby's Gone/Hey Hey (Zounds 1004) 1967
Line-up: Paul Hess (lead gtr, vcls), Chuck Jackson (rhythm gtr), Terry Davis (bs, vcls), Mike Riffle (keyb'ds), Larry Davis (drms).
Band origin: Salem (Ohio)
5. JuJus - Hey Little Girl
taken from the single You Treat Me Bad/Hey Little Girl (Fenton 1004) 1965
Line-up: Ray Hummel (lead vcls, gtr, hrmnca), Rod Shepard (bs), Max Colley (sax), Bill Gorski (drms). Band origin: Grand Rapids (Michigan/US)
6. Uncalled For - Do Like Me
taken from the single
Do Like Me/Get Out Of The Way (Dollie 509/Laurie 3394) 1967
Line-up: Tollie Lee (lead vcls), Larry Welding (lead gtr), Doug Wurst (rhythm gtr), Russell Riddle (bs), Cliff Wurst (keyb'ds), Ray Cobb (drms).
Band origin: Manchester (Tennessee)
7. Bruthers - Bad Way To Go
taken from the single Bad Way To Go/Bad Love (RCA-Victor 47-8920) 1966
Line-up: Frank Delia (gtr, vcls), Alf Delia (bs, vcls), Joe Delia (keyb'ds, vcls), Mike Delia (drms). Band origin: Pearl River (New York)
8. Clue - Bad Times
taken from the single She's The Reason/Bad Times (Byron 101) 1966
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Midland (Texas)
9. Faine Jade - It Ain't True
taken from the single
Love On A Candy Apple Day/It Ain't True (Providence 420) 1967
Line-up: Faine Jade (lead vcls, rhythm gtr, bs), Bruce Bradt (organ, harpsichord), Jeff Jade (drms, tamb).
Band origin: New York City (New York)
10. Caravelles - Lovin' Just My Style
taken from the single
Lovin' Just My Style/Self-Service (Onacrest 502) 1966
Line-up: John Fitzgerald (lead vcls, hrmnca), Mike Lipman (lead gtr), Jerry Breci (gtr), Rick Anderson (bs), Danny Reed (keybd's), Doug Steiner (drms).
Band origin: Phoenix (Arizona)
11. Human Beingz - My Generation
taken from the single
My Generation/Evil Hearted You (Elysian 820F 8687) 1966
Line-up: Richard Belley (lead gtr, vcls), Ting Markulin (rhythm gtr, vcls), Mel Pachuta (bs), Mike Tatman (drms). Band origin: Youngstown (Ohio)
12. Question Mark & The Mysterians - Make You Mine
taken from the single Make You Mine/I Love You Baby (Capitol 2162) 1968
Line-up: Rudy Martinez (lead vcls), Bobby Balderamma (gtr), Frank Lugo (bs), Frank Rodriguez (organ), Eddie Serrato (drms).
Band origin: Bay City (Michigan)
13. Others - I Can't Stand This Love, Goodbye
taken from the single
I Can't Stand This Love Goodbye/Until I Heard It From You
(RCA 47-8669) 1965

Line-up: Pete Shepley (lead vcls), Jim DeStout (lead gtr, vcls), Mike Brand (rhythm gtr), John Costa (bs, vcls), Mike Patalano (drms).
Band origin: Kingston (Rhode Island)
14. Cindermen - Don't Do It Some More
taken from the single
Don't Do It Some More/True Love (Moonglow 5012) 1966
Line-up: Jim Kelley (lead gtr), Fred Perry (rhythm gtr, lead vcls), Don Whaley (bs), Sam Sinopoli (drms). Band origin: Fresno (Caifornia)
15. Rovin' Flames - How Many Times
taken from the single
How Many Times/Love Song No. 6 (Decca 32191) 1967
Line-up: John Delise (lead vcls), Jimmy "Mouse" Morris (lead gtr), J.R. Maietta (bs), Johnny Rogers (organ), Eddie Taylor (drms).
Band origin: Tampa (Florida)
16. Rockin' Ramrods - She Lied
taken from the single
She Lied/The Girl Can't Help It (Bon-Bon 1315) 1964
Line-up: Bill Linnane (lead gtr), Vin Campisi (rhythm gtr), Ronn Campisi (bs, lead vcls), Bob Henderson (drms, perc, vcls)
Band origin: Boston (Massachusetts)
17. Movin' Morfomen - Run Girl Run
taken from the single
When You Were Mine/Run Girl Run (Delta 2242) 1967
Line-up: Danny Gavurnik (trumpet, gtr, vcls), Rudy Maestas (gtr, vcls), Anthony Martinez (bs), Dave Rarick (gtr, keyb'ds, vcls), Ed Valdez (drms).
Band origin: Espanola (New Mexico)
18. Lemon Drops - I Live In The Springtime
taken from the single
I Live In The Springtime/Listen Girl (Rembrandt 5009) 1967
Line-up: Danny Smola (vcls), Ricky Erickson (lead gtr), Bobby Lunaik (rhythm gtr), Eddie Weiss (rhythm gtr), Jeff Brand (bs), Gary Weiss (drms).
Band origin: Chicago (Illinois)

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Uncalled For - Do Like Me

Listen to Human Beingz - My Generation


Anonymous said...

Thanks Again Love This Whole Set!

Anonymous said...

f....ng great work !

Robert Charbonnier said...

What a pleasure it is to be able to listen again to all those Pebbles ! Thank you very very much.

French Connection said...

Merci beaucoup for this, much appreciated.