Thursday, October 22, 2009

My "MOD" Top 200

I'm quite sure this will provoke an argument. Many years back I compiled a list of my fave "mod" 45's, "mod" being what I thought the original 60's U.K. mods listened to, songs from that time period and above all songs that I was dj-ing back then (2005) when I still used to spin. This was 100% influenced by "Uncut" magazine's special "MOD" issue that featured a reprint of the late Randy Cozen's "Mod Top 100" list I did not include any ska/Blue Beat or any British records as well, I was trying to originally just keep it at 100. As you can see that didn't happen! This is not to say that any of this would not be considered "mod". I'd easily rate Lord Kitchener's "Dr.Kitch" or The Westminster Five's "Shakin' The Blues" as equally "mod" as a Sue 45 release, but then this list would reach 500, and I'm sure no one wants to read my top 200 let alone...............

1. Bobby Bland-I Pity The Fool
2. Chris Kenner-Land Of A Thousand Dances
3. Ike & Tina Turner-Two Is A Couple
4. The Ikettes-Sally Go Round the Roses
5. Ike & Tina Turner-Chicken Shack
6. James Brown & His Famous Flames-Shout And Shimmy
7. Solomon Burke-Stupidity
8. Googie Rene Combo-Smokey Joes La La
9. Billy Preston-Billy’s Bag
10. Dave Baby Cortez-Getting To The Point
11. The Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You
12. The Revells-Midnight Stroll
13. The Dynamics-Misery
14. The Coasters-Shoppin For Clothes
15. Bo Diddley-Pills
16. Jimmy McCracklin-The Walk
17. Gene McDaniels-The Point Of No Return
18. Marv Johnson-You Got What It Takes
19. Rufus Thomas-The Dog
20. Bill Doggett-Honky Tonk Pts 1&2
21. Tommy Tucker-High Heel Sneakers
22. Inez Foxx-Hurt By Love
23. King Coleman-Do the Hully Gully
24. Jimmy Smith-Got My Mojo Working Pts 1&2
25. Jimmy Witherspoon-Moneys Getting Cheaper
26. Macy Skipper-Goofin Off
27. Little Walter-My Babe
28. The Isley Brothers-Your Old Lady
29. Mark Murphy-Why Don’t You Do Right
30. Derek Martin-Daddy Rolling Stone
31. The Triumphs-Burnt Biscuits
32. Mel Torme-Comin Home Baby
33. Mose Allison-The Seventh Son
34. The Phil Upchurch Combo-You Can’t Sit Down Pts. 1&2
35. Jimmy McGriff-Kiko
36. Mingus-Freedom
37. Kai Winding-Comin Home Baby
38. Shirley Scott-A Shot In The Dark
39. Kenny Burrell-Kenny’s Theme
40. Big John Patton-Fat Judy Pts 1&2
41. Little Ester Phillips-Mojo Hanna
42. The Caper Brothers-I Aint Gonna Write You
43. The Packers-Hole In The Wall
44. Jimmy Reed-Big Boss Man
45. BeverlyAnn Gibson-Three Dollar Bill
46. The Miracles-Shop Around
47. John Lee Hooker-No One Please Like You Do
48. Booker T. & The MGs-Be My Lady
49. J.J. Jackson & The Jackaels-Oo Ma Liddi
50. Richie Barrett-Some Other Guy
51. Koko Taylor-Wang Dang Doodle
52. Bill Blacks Combo-Little Queenie
53. Ike Turner & His Rhythm Kings-The New Breed Pts 1&2
54. The Soul Sisters-Loop De Loop
55. Mark Murphy-Senor Blues
56. Big Dee Erwin & Little Eva-Swingin On A Star
57. Ike & Tina Turner-Its Gonna Work Out Fine
58. Oscar Brown Jr.-But I Was Cool
59. The Impressions-Gypsy Woman
60. Bill & Will-Goin To The River
61. Billy Preston-I Am Comin Through
62. Timmy Shaw-Gonna Send You Back To Georgia
63. Jimmy McGriff-Discotheque
64. The Drifters-At The Club
65. Barrett Strong-Money (Thats What I Want)
66. Ray Charles-One Mint Julip
67. The Megatons-Shimmy Shimmy Walk
68. Arthur Alexander-You Better Move On
69. The Orlons-The Wah-Watusi
70. The High Keys-Que Sera Sera
71. Doris Troy-Whatch Gonna Do About It
72. Bo Diddley-Back To School
73. Jimmy Reed-Im That Man Down There
74. Mongo Santamaria-Yeh Yeh
75. The Isley Brothers-Whos That Lady?
76. Oliver Nelson-The Critics Choice
77. Jimmy Witherspoon-Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues
78. Gene Allison-You Can Make It If You Try
79. Mickey Lee Laine-Hey Sah Lo Ney
80. Ray Charles-Lets Go Get Stoned
81. Tiny Topsy-Just A Little Bit
82. Brooks O’ Dell-You Better Make Up Your Mind
83. Mose Allison-Eyesight To The Blind
84. Don Covay-Take This Hurt Off Me
85. Tommy Tucker-Long Tall Shorty
86. Shirley Ellis-The Nitty Gritty
87. Betty Everett-Cant Hear You No More
88. Booker T & The MGs-Green Onions
89. Rufus Thomas-The World Is Round
90. Derek Martin-Dont Put Me Down Like This
91. The Vibrations-My Girl Sloopy
92. Nina Simone-Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood
93. Major Lance-The Monkey Time
94. Lee Dorsey-Can You Hear Me?
95. Solomon Burke-Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
96. The Ikettes-Peaches And Cream
97. The Orlons-Shimmy Shimmy
98. Chico Hamilton-For Mods Only
99. Chuck Berry-Ramona Say Yes
100. Bobby “Blue” Bland-Aint That Loving You
101. The Kolettes-Whos That Guy
102. The Champs-Tequila
103. Sugar Pie Desanto-I Dont Wanna Fuss
104. Shirley Scott-Soul Shoutin
105. Ray Charles-Ive Got News For You
106. Fats Domino-Sick and Tired
107. Roscoe Shelton-Question
108. Grant Green-The Cantaloupe Woman
109. Prince La La-Baby Come Back To Me
110. Johnny Griffin-Wade In The Water
111. The Soul Sisters-I Cant Stand It
112. Inez & Charlie Foxx-I Fancy You
113. John Lee Hooker-This Is Hip
114. Lulu Reed & Freddie King-Its Easy Child
115. The Poets-She Blew A Good Thing
116. Billy Stewart-Summertime
117. The Ramsey Lewis Trio-Hang On Sloopy
118. Brother Jack McDuff-Hot Barbecue
119. Mark Murphy-Nothin But A Fool
120. Junior Parker-Last Night
121. Joe Hinton-How Long Can I Wait?
122. Jimmy McGriff-Lonely Avenue Pts 1&2
123. Eddie Holland-Leaving Here
124. Marvin Gaye-Try It Baby
125. Mongo Santamaria-Watermelon Man
126. Little Esther Phillips & Big Al Downing-Dont Miss Your Water
127. Googie Rene Combo-Mercy Mercy
128. Harold Betters-Do Anything You Wanna Do Pts 1&2
129. Shirley Scott-Yes Indeed Pts 1&2
130. Johnny Hammond Smith-Ebb Tide
131. Barbara Mason-Yes I’m ready
132. Lee Dorsey-Work Work Work
133. Oscar Brown Jr.-Brother Where Are You
134. Bobby Moore-Try My Love Again
135. Little Mac & The Boss Sounds-In The Midnight Hour
136. Roy Head-Treat Her Right
137. Jimmy Smith & His Big Band-A Walk On The Wild Side Pts 1&2
138. Russell Byrd-Hitch Hike Pts 1& 2
139. Freddie King-Now I’ve Got A Woman
140. Hank Jacobs-So Far Away
141. Steve Alaimo-Everyday I Have To Cry
142. Shirley & Lee-Let The Good Times Roll
143. Sonny Boy Williamson-Help Me
144. Don & Bob-Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
145. Willie Bobo-Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries
146. Bo Diddley-Crackin Up
147. Mongo Santamaria-Get The Money
148. Booker T & The MGs-Outrage
149. Alvin Cash & The Crawlers-Twine Time
150. Ernestine Anderson-Keep On Eye On Love
151. The Contours-Shake Sherry
152. The Daylighters-Oh Mom(Teach Me How To Uncle Wilie)
153. Lee Dorsey-Ride Your Pony
154. James Brown-Night Train
155. The Markeys-Last Night
156. Doris Troy-Just One Look
157. The Olympics-The Bounce
158. Cannonball Adderly-Tengo Tango
159. Lightnin Hopkins-You Got To Move Your Baby
160. Betty Everett-The Real Thing
161. The Marvelettes-Ill Keep Holding On
162. Little Johnny Taylor-You Win, I Lose
163. The Miracles-I Gotta Dance To Keep From Cryin
164. Solomon Burke-Down In The Valley
165. Esther Phillips-Release Me
166. Little Eva-The Locomotion
167. Benny Spellman-Fortune Teller
168. Muddy Waters-Messin With The Man
169. Etta James-Mellow Fellow
170. O.V. Wright-That’s How Strong My Love Is
171. Bobby Parker-Watch Your Step
172. Bobby Hendricks-Itchy Twitch Feeling
173. The Parliaments-Heart Trouble
174. Otis Redding-My Girl
175. Roscoe Shelton-Roll With The Punches
176. Ike & Tina Turner-I Cant Believe What You Say
177. The Spinners-Sweet Thing
178. Billy Stewart-Sugar and Spice
179. Christine Kitrell-Call His Name
180. Bobby Freeman-Cmon And Swin Pts 1&2
181. Lorez Alexander-Baltimore Oriole
182. The Exciters-Do Wah Diddy
183. Charlie & Inez Foxx-Mockingbird
184. Garnett Mimms-A Quiet Place
185. The Markeys-Bo Time
186. Freddie Scott-Hey Girl
187. Johnny Darrow-Dont Start Me Talking
188. Maxine Brown-Oh No Not My Baby
189. Jimmy Holiday-You Won’t Get Away
190. Rudy Lewis-Baby I Dig Love
191. Bobby Bland-Stormy Monday Blues
192. Bill Doggett-Lets Do the Continental
193. Ray Bryant-Slow Freight
194. Merle Spears-I Want To Know
195. Howlin Wolf-How Many More Years
196. Cal Tjader-Soul Sauce
197. Alvin Cash & the Registers-The Philly Freeze
198. Arthur Alexander-Soldier Of Love
199. Mike Pedicin-Burnt Toast And Black Coffee
200. Bessie Banks-Go Now


Tombeatster said...

That's a great list Bill. I don't see anything here to argue about.

Unknown said...

I agree great list !

Ashwinstudio said...

Great list a few new to me

Supermod said...

Whoa, this took some work! But it's also feeding my want list... which is a bad thing, pocketbook-wise.