Tuesday, February 12, 2008

V.A. - The Fort Worth Teen Scene
[The Major Bill Tapes Vol. 2]

You may remember the "Larry & The Blue Notes" album that I have posted in january. It was subtitled as "The Major Bill Tapes" and Big Beat released two years later a compilation of various garage bands (Big Beat WIK 59 / 1987). All groups did their recordings with Major Bill Smith and it's no wonder that this album was subtitled as "The Major Bill Tapes Vol. 2". The two "Electric Love" tracks for instance are pretty fine acid punkers, but the highlights here are my old time favourites of "The Elite" (My Confusion), "The Jades (I'm All Right) and "Larry and The Blue Notes" (Night Of The Phantom).

1. Electric Love - Gotta Get Back To My Baby
2. Electric Love - This Seat Is Saved
taken from the single
This Seat Is Saved/Gotta Get Back To My Baby (Charay 47) 1967
Line-up: unknown. Band origin: Fort Worth (Texas/US)
3. Elite - My Confusion
4. Elite - I'll Come To You
taken from the single My Confusion/I'll Come To You (Charay 31) 1967
Line-up: Roger Brownlee (vcls, gtr), Eddie Deaton (lead gtr), Bob Barnes (bs), Bruce Lair (drms). Band origin: Fort Worth (Texas/US)
5. Elite - Bye Bye Baby
taken from the single
Bye Bye Baby/All I Want Is You (Charay 56) 1967
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 3
6. Elite - One Potato
taken from the single One Potato/Two Potato (Charay 17) 1966
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 3
7. Ron-Dels - Lost My Love Today
taken from the single
Lost My Love Today/Crying Over You (Brownfield 33) 1965
Line-up: Ronnie Kelly, Delbert McClinton.
Band origin: Fort Worth (Texas/US)
8. Ron-Dels - Lose Your Money
taken from the single
Lose Your Money/Picture Of Me (Smash 2014) 1965
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 7
9. Livin' End - Your Kind Of Love
taken from the single
Your Kind Of Love/You Make Me Feel (Soft 1031) 1968
Line-up incl.: Steve Crane (bs, vcls), Charlie Rouzer (organ).
Band origin: Wichita Falls (Texas/US)
10. Jades - I'm All Right
taken from the single I'm All Right/'Till I Die (Ector 101) 1965
Line-up: Gary Carpenter (lead vcls, rhythm gtr), Larry Earp (lead gtr, vcls), Ronnie Brown (bs, vcls), Jack Henry (keyb'ds), Alvin McCool (drms, vcls).
Band origin: Fort Worth (Texas/US)
11. Jades - Little Girl
taken from the single Little Girl/Mercy, Mercy (Emcee 012/3) 1966
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 10
12. Jades - Don't Bring Me Down
[unreleased / 1966]
Line-up/Band origin: See Track 10
13. Jades - Mercy Mercy
See Track 10
14. Charles Christy & The Crystals - For Your Love
15. Charles Christy & The Crystals - I'm Down
[unreleased / 1965]
Line-up incl.: Charles Christy (vcls), Bobby Jarrell (rhythm gtr).
Band origin: Fort Worth (Texas/US)
16. Larry & The Blue Notes - Night Of The Phantom
taken from the single
Night Of The Phantom/All My Own (Tiris 101 + 20th Century Fox 573) 1965
Line-up: Larry Roquemore (vcls, sax), Larry Slater (lead gtr), Buddy Bates (rhythm gtr, vcls), Randy Cates (bs), Jack Hammonds (organ), Mike Griffin (drms). Band origin: Fort Worth (Texas/US)

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to Ron-Dels - Lose Your Money

Listen to Livin' End - Your Kind Of Love


caveman78 said...

very great post, thanx a lot:)

Anonymous said...

Viva el garage!!!! Gracias, merci, thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Elite are fantastics!!! Mercy mercy cover by The Jades are the best of the album for me....Many thanks!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanx for this great one (and for your blog I'm discovering right now). There is another compilation named The Fort Worth Teen Scene, with differents tunes, with the Nomads, the Jades and so on.
Do you know them ? And where the difference come from ?


Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks! That Livin' End song rocks, very hard to find! Keep up the great work.