Various – Shake! Sixties Brit Mod Nuggets


2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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Various – Shake! Sixties Brit Mod Nuggets

An essential mix of 34 mod favourites and rarities from 1964-1967.

Modernists loved the latest R&B, blues and soul sounds coming from US cities such as Chicago, Memphis and Detroit and when British groups started playing their own interpretations in clubs and dancehalls they gained their own mod followings, their music remaining popular on the mod scene today.

Side 1 of this bespoke collection spotlights the British R&B scene and features a founding father of British blues Alexis Korner with the rare ‘Taboo Man’ alongside ace mod tracks from The Bo Street Runners, The Others, Mickey Finn and The Blue Men (featuring a youthful Jimmy Page on harmonica) and more.

Side 2 starts with British R&B groups developing their own sound by turning up their guitars, employing distortion, feedback and fuzz pedals to take the music in a new direction. Highlights include the Joe Meek produced ‘Crawdaddy Simone’ by The Syndicats (described as proto punk because of its ferocity), The In Crowd’s snarling ‘Things She Says’ and The Artwoods’ fuzz drenched mod favourite ‘I Take What I Want’ featuring future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord on organ. Denny Laine (later of Wings) sings with The Moody Blues calming things down with some soulful beat.

Side 3 focuses on UK soul music – Rod ‘the mod’ Stewart backed by The Brian Auger Trinity takes on Sam Cooke’s ‘Shake’, the godfather of ska Laurel Aitken proves he’s also a natural soul man with his floor filling version of The Mar-Keys’ ‘Last Night’ and the amazing Barry St. John sings the funky ‘Gotta Brand New Man’. Popular club acts Lucas & The Mike Cotton Sound and Carl Douglas and The Big Stampede would regularly bring the house down at mod clubs and also feature.

Side 4 includes mod club dancefloor smashes from The Spencer Davis Group and Rupert’s People (AKA mod group Fleur De Lys) while mod heroes The Action go psychedelic with ‘Look At The View’. A moonlighting Jeff Beck of The Yardbirds plays on John’s Children’s ‘But She’s Mine’ and there are brilliant singles revered by freakbeat and psych collectors such as Double Feature’s ‘Baby Get Your Head Screwed On’ and The Drag Set’s ‘Day And Night’. Rarities from The Trendbender Band and The Union (featuring Elmer Gantry) appear on vinyl for the first time.

2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation


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A1 Bo Street Runner – The Bo Street Runners
A2 Oh Yeah! – The Others
A3 Bring it to Jerome (Alternate Mix) – David John and the Mood
A4 I Still Want You – Mickey Finn and the Blue Men
A5 I Need Your Loving – Ronnie Jones And The Night-Timers
A6 Seventh Son – The Second Thoughts
A7 Work Song – James Royal
A8 Taboo Man – Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated
A9 Unchain My Heart – The Trendbender Band
B1 Crawdaddy Simone – The Syndicats
B2 Things She Says – The In Crowd
B3 You Got What I Want – The Boys Blue
B4 It’s Alright – The Rocking Vicars
B5 I Take What I Want – The Artwoods
B6 That Driving Beat – The Favourite Sons
B7 And My Baby’s Gone – The Moody Blues
B8 Number One – The Stormsville Shakers
B9 See Saw – The Union
C1 Shake – Rod Stewart
C2 Last Night – Laurel Aitken And The Soulmen
C3 Gotta Brand New Man – Barry St.John
C4 Good Lovin’ Never Hurt – The Soul Brothers
C5 Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud – Lucas And The Mike Cotton Sound
C6 But It’s Alright – J.J. Jackson
C7 Something For Nothing – Carl Douglas And The Big Stampede
C8 Turn On Your Lovelight – Wynder K. Frog
D1 Looking Back – Spencer Davis Group
D2 Baby Get Your Head Screwed On – Double Feature
D3 Tic Toc – Scots of St James
D4 She’s A Girl – The Attraction
D5 But She’s Mine – John’s Children
D6 Day And Night – The Drag Set
D7 Hold On – Rupert’s People
D8 Look At The View – The Action