Monday, December 17, 2012

My U.K. 60's "Mod" Top 200


















I got an e-mail recently from a reader who stumbled upon my "Mod Top 200" and asked why I hadn't included anything British in it.  As mentioned in the original piece I'd left British and Jamaican tracks out as it would've gone to 1,000 easily.  Well I decided to put some time and effort into it and come up with my personal Top 200 British 60's "mod" singles.  The criteria being: the records were recorded by British artists in the 60's who either were mods or were loved by mods or made a 45 that was  released during that "era" or happened to have a song about mods or for mods (I've omitted Kim Fowley's "Rise Of The Brighton Surf"). I've skipped more "freakbeat" angled stuff (The Sons of Fred, The Koobas etc) and more commercial but still amazing acts (The Moody Blues, the Manfreds et al) from the r&b vein as well.  But it's been fun , hopefully there are no duplications.  All tracks were released on 45 in the U.K. in the 60's.

1. TONY COLTON AND THE BIG BOSS BAND-I Stand Accused
2.  THE RIOT SQUAD-I Wanna Talk About My Baby
3. CHRIS BARBER'S SOUL BAND FEA. RONNIE SCOTT & BRIAN AUGER-Morning Train
4. WINSTON G.-Judge And Jury
5. THE BUNCH-You Never Came Home
6. THE WHEELS-Don't You Know
7. THE BLUE FLAMES-Orange Street
8. MAYNELL WILSON AND THE WES MINSTER FIVE-Hey, Hey Johnny!
9. ZOOT MONEY's BIG ROLL BAND-The Mound Moves
10.  THE HIGH NUMBERS-I'm The Face
11. THE RICHARD KENT STYLE-All Good Things
12. LISTEN-Everbody's Gonna Say
13. THE ARTWOODS-Molly Anderson's Cookery Book
14. THE QUIK-King Of The World
15. THE V.I.P'S-Don't Let It Go
16. GEORGIE FAME AND THE BLUE FLAMES-Telegram
17. THE MIKE COTTON SOUND-Like That
18. THE MIKE STUART SPAN-Invitation
19. THE ALAN BOWN SET-I Really Really Care
20. THE CLAYTON SQUARES-Come And Get It
21. KEVIN KING LEAR-Count Me Out
22. HAPPY MAGAZINE-Satisfied Street
23. THE HIPSTER IMAGE-Make Her Mine
24. THE UNIVERSALS-Hey You
25. EDWICK RUMBOLD-Come Back
26. THE SOUL AGENTS-Let's Make It Pretty Baby
27. TONY COLTON-Run Pony Rider
28. THE BO STREET RUNNERS-Baby Never Say Goodbye
29. THE UNTAMED-My Baby Is Gone
30. CHRIS FARLOWE AND THE THUNDERBIRDS-Buzz With The Fuzz
31. THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION-Wade In The Water
32. STU BROWN AND BLUESOLOGY-Since I Found You Baby
33. WYNDER K. FROG-Turn On Your Lovelight
34. THE ST. LOUIS UNION-English Tea
35. THE JOHNSTON MCPHILBRY-She's Gone 
36. MICKEY FINN AND THE BLUE MEN-This Sporting Life
37. THE ACTION-Land Of A Thousand Dances
38. THE APOSTOLIC INTERVENTION-Madame Garcia
39. THE EYES OF BLUE-Don't Ask Me To Mend Your Broken Heart
40. THE GASS-One Of These Days
41. THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS-Curtains
42. DUFFY POWER WITH THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET-Farewell Baby
43. HAYDOCK'S ROCKHOUSE-She Thinks
44. HERBIE GOINS AND THE NIGHT-TIMERS-Cruisin'
45. BEN CARRUTHERS AND THE DEEP-Right Behind You
46. THE MEDDY EVILS-Ma's Place
47. THE QUIK-Soul Full Of Sorrow
48. THE GASS-The New Breed
49. THE UNTAMED-So Long
50. THE CLAYTON SQUARES-Imagination
51. JOHN MAYALL AND THE BLUES BREAKERS-Crawling Up A Hill
52. THE HIGH NUMBERS-Zoot Suit
53. BLUESOLOGY-Mr. Frantic
54. JACK BRUCE-Rootin' Tootin'
55. WYNDER K. FROG-Shook, Shimmy, Shake
56. THE BUNCH-We're Not What We Appear To Be
57. THE LOOSE ENDS-Send The People Away (People Gotta Go)
58. THE ST. LOUIS UNION-Think About Me
59. THE RICHARD KENT STYLE-Go Go Children
60. TONY COLTON-You're Wrong There Baby
61. THE PREACHERS-Hole In My Soul
62. DOUBLE FEATURE-Just Another Lonely Night
63. THE SMALL FACES-I've Got Mine
64. DAVE ANTHONY'S MOODS-New Directions
65. THE WHEELS-Call My Name
66. THE PETER B'S-If You Wanna Be Happy
67. THE DAVE DAVANI FOUR-On The Cooler
68. THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN-Seven Faces
69. JULIEN COVEY AND THE MACHINE-A Little Bit Hurt
70. THE MARK LEEMAN FIVE-Going To Bluesville
71. THE CHEYNES-Down And Out
72. THE BO STREET RUNNERS-Bo Street Runner
73. THE MIKE COTTON SOUND-Round And Round
74. THE ACTION-Baby You Got It
75. THE WORRYING KYNDE-Call Out My Name
76. THE MANISH BOYS-Take My Tip
77. WINSTON G.-Bye Bye Baby
78. THE ORGANISERS-The Organiser
79. THE PERSUASIONS-La, La, La, La, La
80. DUFFY POWER-If I Get Lucky Someday
81. THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION-Tell Me (I'm Gonna Love Again)
82. BEN CARRUTHERS AND THE DEEP-Jack O' Diamonds
83. THE RAM JAM BAND WITH GENO WASHINGTON-Shake Shake Senora
84. THE AMBOY DUKES (U.K.)-High Life In Whitley Wood Part 1
85. TOMMY BURTON COMBO-I'm Walking
86. THE SOUL AGENTS-Gospel Train
87. THE SHEFFIELDS-Bags Groove (Skat Walking)
88. THE ARTWOODS-Goodbye Sisters
89. WYNDER K. FROG-Green Door
90. THE EYES OF BLUE-Heart Trouble
91. GEORGIE FAME AND THE BLUE FLAMES-Preach And Teach
92. THE MIKE STUART SPAN-Still Nights
93. HAYDOCK'S ROCKHOUSE-Mix A Fix
94. A BAND OF ANGELS-Invitation
95. THE QUIK-Bert's Apple Crumble
96. CHRIS FARLOWE-Everyone Makes A Mistake
97. THE WILD ONES-Purple Pill Eater
98. TIMEBOX-Save Your Love
99. STONE'S MASONRY-Flapjacks
100. HERBIE GOINS AND THE NIGHT-TIMERS-Coming Home To You
101. THE ST. LOUIS UNION-East Side Story
102. THE MEDDY EVILS-Place Called Love
103. THE MIKE COTTON SOUND-One Mint Julep
104. THE HIPSTER IMAGE-Can't Let Her Go
105. THE SMALL FACES-Grow Your Own
106. THE ALAN BOWN SET-Baby Don't Push Me
107. THE UNIVERSALS-Green Veined Orchid
108. THE CHEYNES-Goin' To The River
109. THE UNTAMED-Once Upon A Time
110. THE BLUE CHIPS-Some Kind Of Lovin'
111. JOHN LEE'S GROUNDHOGS-I'll Never Fall In Love Again
112. CHRIS KERRY-The Seven Deadly Sins
113. THE GNOMES OF ZURICH-Hang On Baby
114. MIKE PATTO-Can't Stop Talking About My Baby
115. THE FALLING LEAVES-She Loves To Be Loved
116.  CLIFF BENNETT AND THE REBEL ROUSERS-Baby Each Day
117.  ZOOT MONEY'S BIG ROLL BAND-Big Time Operator
118.  THE EXCEPTION-The Eagle Flies On Friday
119. THE BRIAN AUGER TRINITY-Kiko
120. THE EYES OF BLUE-Supermarket Full Of Cans
121. THE DAVE DAVANI FOUR-The Jupe
122. THE PLATFORM SIX-Money Will Not Mean A Thing
123. GEORGIE FAME-No Thanks
124.  ROBERT PLANT-I've Got A Secret
125. THE BO STREET RUNNERS-Get Out Of My Way
126. THE ACTION-Twentyfourth Hour
127. THE RICHARD KENT STYLE-I'm Out
128. THE MIKE COTTON SOUND-I Don't Wanna Know
129. WINSTON G.-Cloud Nine
130. MICKEY FINN AND THE BLUE MEN-Tom Hark
131. THE HIPSTER IMAGE-A Little Piece Of Leather
132. HAYDOCK'S ROCKHOUSE-Cupid
133. THE TRIBE-Love is A Beautiful Thing
134. THE BLUE ACES-That's Alright
135. HAMILTON AND THE MOVEMENT-I'm Not The Marrying Kind
136. KENNY AND THE WRANGLERS-Who Do You Think I Am?
137. THE RIOT SQUAD-Gonna Make You Mine
138. TONY COLTON-Lose My Mind
139. THE SHEVELLS-I Gotta Travel All Over
140. REY ANTON AND THE PRO FORM-Premeditation
141. ROD STEWART-I Just Got Some
142. THE UNTAMED-I'm Asking You
143. THE CLAYTON SQUARES-There She Is
144.  GEORGIE FAME AND THE BLUE FLAMES-El Bandido
145. ZOOT MONEY-Zoot's Suite
146. CLIFF BENNETT AND THE REBEL ROUSERS-Three Rooms With Running Water
147. THE LOOSE ENDS-Taxman
148.  THE BO STREET RUNNERS-So Very Woman
149. THE MIKE COTTON SOUND-Soul Serenade
150. THE V.I.P.'S-Straight Down To The Bottom
151. THE HABITS-Elbow Baby
152. TONY COLTON AND THE BIG BOSS BAND-Further Down The Track
153. THE LLOYD ALEXANDER REAL ESTATE-I'm Gonna Live Again
154. THE BRIAN AUGER TRINITY-Tiger
155. THE WES MINSTER FIVE-Railroad Blues
156. WYNDER K. FROG-Sunshine Superman
157. TONY KNIGHT'S CHESSMEN-Surfer Street
158. THE CHECKMATES-It Ain't Right
159. THE MOQUETTES-Right Sting Baby But The Wrong Yo-Yo
160. THE SMALL FACES-Almost Grown
161. THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION-Lease On Love
162. THE PARAMOUNTS-Don't Ya Like My Love?
163. GEORGIE FAME AND THE BLUE FLAMES-Like We Used To Be
164. JOHN MAYALL AND THE BLUESBREAKERS-Crocodile Walk
165. THE FALLING LEAVES-Not Guilty
166. HAMILTON KING-Ain't It Time
167. DUFFY POWER-Tired Broke And Busted
168. THE PLEBS-Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
169. THE PETER B'S-Jordell Blues
170. THE UNTAMED-Just Wait
171. WINSTON G. -Cloud Nine
172. JACK BRUCE-I'm Gettin' Tired (Of Drinkin' And Gamblin')
173. JULIEN COVEY AND THE MACHINE-Sweet Bacon
174. A BAND OF ANGELS-Cheat And Lie
175. THE PREACHERS-Too Old In The Head
176. TONY COLTON-I've Laid Some Down In My Time
177. THE ACTION-I'll Keep Holding On
178. LINDSAY MUIR'S UNTAMED-Trust Yourself A Little Bit
179. THE SOUL AGENTS-Don't Break It Up
180. THE WORRYING KYNDE-Call Out My Name
181. THE COCKTAIL CABINET-Breathlyser
182. THE WHEELS-Road Block
183. THE CIRCLES-Take Your Time
184. THE LOOSE ENDS-That's It
185. THE RIOT SQUAD-Anytime
186. MIKE PATTO-Love
187. LISTEN-You Better Run
188. THE MEDDY EVILS-It's All For You
189. THE CHEYNES-Respectable
190. KEVIN "KING" LEAR-Mr. Pearly
191. THE GRAHAM BOND ORGANIZATION-Love Comes Shining Through
192. THE BUNCH-You Can't Do This
194. DOUBLE FEATURE-Come On Baby
195. THE REMO FOUR-Sing Hallelujah
196. GEORGIE FAME-Bend A Little
197. THE GASS-Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
198. THE SENATE-Can't Stop
199. TIMEBOX-Soul Sauce
200. THE WES MINSTER FIVE-Shakin' The Blues
















4 comments:

Rediffusion said...

Does anybody fancy putting together a Spotify playlist of these gems?

Monkey said...

Wow! What an undertaking that must've been. I tip my hat. Wouldn't argue too much with your number one and note the order of your Action placings with interest. Gonna go through the unknown ones and the ones I've long forgotten. Great stuff.

Patrick Foisy said...

Great post!

Speaking of UK songs that has "Mod" in the title, I really enjoy spinning Doin' The Mod by Vandyke and the Bambis, from time to time. Came out in 1964.

Wilthomer said...

Without wishing to sound like a smart ass I had a copy of "Doin' The mod" that I used to spin at my old DJ night "Hub City Soul" in the late 90's at the end of the night to clear the floor before the management chucked everyone out! I think I sold it to Josh Styles from "Smashed Blocked"! To me it's one of those tunes that's so bad it's good!