Tuesday, September 23, 2008

V.A. - Pebbles Vol. 6 [The Roots Of Mod]

Pebbles Vol. 6 (BFD-5023 / 1980) offered the listener cool R&B sounds from the UK between 1963 and 1966. Some of you might be familiar with the tracklisting because most of the songs (except the great Wheels and Betterdays tracks) were later on English Freakbeat Vol. 6 and on the occasion of this release Mike Stax wrote: "Most of you will probably already have all of this - if not, yours must be an empty and shallow existence."

1. Fairies - Get Yourself Home
taken from the single Get Yourself Home/I'll Dance (HMV POP 1404) 1965
Line-up: Keith 'Nick' Wymer (vcls), John Acutt (rhythm gtr), John 'Freddy' Gandy (bs, gtr), Mick Weaver [aka Wynder K. Frog] (keyb'ds, bs), John 'Twink' Alder (drms, gtr, vcls). Band origin: Colchester (Essex)
2. Junco Partners - Take This Hammer
taken from the single
As Long As I Have You/Take This Hammer (Columbia DB 7665) 1965
Line-up: Ronnie Barker (vcls, hrmnca), John Anders (vcls), Charlie Harcourt (gtr, bs), Dave Sproat (bs), Peter Wallace (keyb'ds), John Woods (drms).
Band origin: Newcastle (Tyne and Wear)
3. Fairies - I'll Dance
See Track 1
4. Cheynes - Respectable
taken from the single
Respectable/It's Gonna Happen To You (Columbia DB 7153) 1963
Line-up: Eddie Lynch (lead gtr, vcls), Peter Hollis (bs), Peter Bardens (organ, vcls), Mick Fleetwood (drms). Band origin: London
5. First Gear - Leave My Kitten Alone
taken from the single
A Certain Girl/Leave My Kitten Alone (Pye 7N 15703) 1964
Line-up: Dave Walton (vcls, hrmnca), Raymond Wafer (lead gtr, piano), Phil Berkenshaw (gtr, vcls), Michael Ryal (bs, vcls), Ian Colling (drms).
Band origin: Doncaster/Barnsley (Yorkshire)
6. Betterdays - Here 'Tis
taken from the single Don't Want That/Here 'Tis (Polydor BM 56024) 1965
Line-up: Mike 'Shane' Hayne (vcls), Richard Broczek (lead gtr), Mike Weston (bs), Bob Pitcher (gtr, piano, hrmnca), Frank Tyler (drms).
Band origin: Plymouth (Devonshire)
7. Wild Ones - Bowie Man
taken from the single Bowie Man/Purple Pill Eater (Fontana TF 468) 1964
Line-up: Johnny Shadow (vcls), Danny Gavan (vcls).
Band origin: London
8. David John & The Mood - Bring It To Jerome
taken from the single
I Love To See You Strut/Bring It To Jerome (Parlophone R 5255) 1965
Line-up: David John (vcls), Peter Illingworth (lead gtr, vcls), Peter Atkinson (gtr), John Brierly (bs), Fred Isherwood (drms).
Band origin: Preston (Lancashire)
9. Wheels - Road Block
taken from the single Bad Little Woman/Road Block (Columbia DB 7827) 1966
Line-up: Brian Rossi (vcls), Herbie Armstrong (lead gtr, vcls), Rod Demick (gtr, bs, vcls), Tito Tinsley (bs, organ), Victor Catling (drms).
Band origin: Belfast (Northern Ireland)
10. Fairies - Anytime At All
taken from the single
Don't Think Twice It's Alright/Anytime At All (Decca F 11943) 1964
Line-up: Dane Stephens [real name Douglas Robert Ord] (vcls), John Acutt (rhythm gtr), John 'Freddy' Gandy (bs, gtr), Mick Weaver [aka Wynder K. Frog] (keyb'ds, bs), John 'Twink' Alder (drms, gtr, vcls).
Band origin: Colchester (Essex)
11. Rhythm & Blues Inc. - Honey Don't
taken from the single Louie Louie/Honey Don't (Fontana TF 524) 1965
Line-up: Tim Kirby (vcls), Barry Womersley (lead gtr), Mike McKay (gtr), John McCaffrey (bs), Alan Menzies (drms).
Band origin: Southport (Merseyside)
12. Erkey Grant & The Eerwigs - I'm A Hog For You Baby
taken from the single
I Can't Get Enough Of You/I'm A Hog For You (Pye 7N 15521) 1963
Line-up incl.: Erkey Grant [real name Eric Grant] (vcls).
Band origin: London
13. David John & The Mood - I Love To See You Strut
See Track 8
14. Bill & Will - Goin' To The River
taken from the single
Goin' To The River/Let Me Tell You Baby (Checker 1070) 1964
Line-up incl.: William 'Bill' Sasser Jr., Jerry Leon Willis.
Band origin: Nashville (Tennessee/US)
15. Blues By Five - Boom, Boom
taken from the single Boom Boom/I Cried (Decca F 12029) 1964
Line-up: Len Ashley (vcls), Ron McQueen (lead gtr), Mick Wright (bs), John Blisset (piano, keyb'ds), Noel Chartres McManus (sax), Dick Brice (drms).
Band origin: London
16. Steve Aldo & The Challengers -
    Baby What You Want Me To Do

taken from the single
Can I Get A Witness/Baby What You Want Me To Do (Decca F 12041) 1964
Line-up incl.: Steve Aldo (vcls). Band origin: Liverpool (Merseyside)
17. Rats - Spoonful
taken from the single
Spoonful/I've Got My Eyes On You Baby (Columbia DB 7483) 1965
Line-up: Benny Marshall (vcls), Frank Ince (lead gtr), Brian Buttle (bs), Robin Lecore (keyb'ds), Jim Simpson (drms).
Band origin: Hull (Yorkshire)
18. Jason Eddie & The Centremen - Singing The Blues
taken from the single
Singing The Blues/True To You (Parlophone R 5473) 1966
Line-up: Jason Eddie [real name Albert Wycherley] (vcls), John Kirk (lead gtr), Terry Barrett (rhythm gtr), Charlie Richmond (bs), Bill Conroy (drms).
Band origin: Liverpool (Merseyside)
19. Bo and Peep - Young Love
taken from the single
Young Love/The Rise Of The Brighton Surf (Decca F 11968) 1964
Line-up incl.: Jimmy Page (gtr), John Paul Jones (vcls).
Band origin: London

Get it here (Artwork included / vinyl rip)

Listen to David John & The Mood - Bring It To Jerome

Listen to Rats - Spoonful


Anonymous said...

really great work
Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thankx for this vol. Pebbles is a fantastic series.

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic blog, so much good music here that it makes my head spin... Please, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...


colorama said...

Thanks for your aportation.

Pebbles power!!