2012-07-31

AUGUST: DOUBLE SONG IN EACH POST !!!


Claudia Mori - Quello che ti dico 


Dear folks:
Unfortunatelly, I have to work in August. But I shall take my revenge, of course!! One way to cross this very hot month in Madrid could be posting two songs in each post. One of them will be dealing with the nature of this blog. The other, songs I love too, not in Spanish, nor Garage, but some song. I start with this rare cover. ENJOY!
Miguel

LOS DATSUNS - CALLA CORAZÓN

Los Datsuns, from Perú, again. Now with this love song "Calla corazón", from their LP "Ritmo y movimiento".
Enjoy!

2012-07-30

LOS MAC'S - ESTA NOCHE ES LA NOCHE


Los Mac's is the name put by the Mac Iver brothers. In 1962, and in Valparaíso (Chile), they both banded The Mavericks, the previous name of Los Mac's. About 1964 they moved to Santiago, and had the idea of a bandinspired in the Beatles' boom. Then, they touched to Willy Morales and Erick Franklin (members of "Alan y sus bates"). Two years later (1966) they had an arrangement with RCA, and recorded a live LP, full of covers, named Go Go / 22. Enjoy this cover of "Tonight's the night", a 1960 hit by The Shirelles, also recorded the same years by The California Chiffons.

Download Esta noche es la noche (1966)


Download The Shirelles (1960)


Download The California Chiffons (1960)



LOS JOCKERS (CHILE) - I'M ALRIGHT reloaded


Chilean rollingstonian band Los Jockers was composed by Alán Ferrera (voices), Sergio del Río (voice & guitar), Mario Pregnant (voice & guitar), Gustave Serrano (bass), and Peter Buksdorf (drums). They reached to play more than 50 hours, and caused a disturbing commotion in their show in the Festival de la Viña in 1967.
Enjoy this cover of "I'm alright". On this song, see my post Exception 16




JAY AND THE AMERICANS - COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER




In 1966, Jay and The Americans recorded the Spanish version of "Come a Little bit closer", in the LP Jay & The Americans Greatest Hits. This was ot the first time. They also recorded in 1965 an EP in Spanish, under Hispavox Records, released January 1, 1965 in Spain with "Cara mía", "Cerremos la puerta y tira la llave", "A 24 horas de Tulsa", and "Mírame a los ojos". "A 24 horas de Tulsa" was also recorded by Gene Pitney and Dusty Springfield (1966). "Come a little bit closer" reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. Due to the song's popularity, the band was able to join the Beatles on their first American tour, along with the Righteous Brothers.
By th way, they also recorded "She cried" in Italian.


Download Spanish version


2012-07-29

LOS 4 DE LA TORRE - ESTOY DE RODRÍGUEZ


I suppose I have to explain the meanning of the title, since it is very popular in Spain. Rodríguez is one of the most numerous surnames in Spain. That is to say: Rodríguez can be anyone, especially referred to a man who is alone at home because the rest of his family (including the wife. NO!: necessary the wife) is on holydays, or at least, few days out of home. The "Rodríguez" take this time to test his attraction (sex appeal being 40, or 50 years old) with women in any occasion: in the market, in the stairs, in the street, or even in the Disco. He never currently does such things, but he supposedly need fresh air. Then, the shame appears, or sad things in his head: "I am very old", "I do not serve for anyhting", "I am very fat", "finally, I only love to my wife"...

ESTOY DE RODRÍGUEZ

LOS ARLEQUINES - NO HAY AMOR PARA MÍ reloaded


Los Arlequines again. these amazing garagersters have as B-side of their oly one 45 "No hay amor para mí".
Volume at 10!!!!
More at Garagehangover

LITA TORELÓ - NO T'HO DIRÉ PAS




Dolores Torelló, Lita Torello (Barcelona, May 11, 1946), is a Spanish singer who started in the 50s recording  La burrita Non. Two years later is working for Vergara records and sung in the "Festival de la Canción del Mediterráneo", peaking at 2nd place. Between 1964 and 1966 she did more than 200 shows in whole Spain, and  launching 14 Eps. She put away the music when she married. 


MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS - JIMMY MACK


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas recorded this song with the Spanish lyrics by amart and Cholo Baltazar, produced by Adam Holland and Lamont Dozier. Spanish overdub producer unknown. Background vocals ans miscellaneous overdubs for Spanish version recorded January 12, 1970. Spanish lead vocalrecorded January 12, 1970. Released at Tamla motown M5076 B, 1970 as a promo.
Enjoy this self-cover in Spanish, first time recorded March 2, 1964.

ANA BELÉN - MUY CERCA DE TÍ

Ana Belén, 14 years-old, singing "Muy cerca de tí", included as "Zampo y Yo" Spanish soundtrack, where she sung this song with Los Shakers.
Enjoy!




LOS DUKES - MAQUILLADA

Argentine rock band "Los Dukes", with the famous singer Tanguito leading the band has great succes during the sixties. 
Enjoy!

LOS CONTINENTALES - EL BARCO DEL AMOR reloaded

Los Continentales again. now performing Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas again ("Boat of Love"), with "El Barco del amor" (1964).
Enjoy!


TEEN TOPS - ROCK DEL RÍO ROJO



Teen Tops again. Now performing "Red River Rock". in June 4th, 1959 Johnny & the Hurricanes performed "Crossfire" & "Red River Rock" on the late Dick Clark's American Bandstand. About five weeks earlier on April 27th "Crossfire" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100; eventually it peaked at #23 and spent 14 weeks in the Top 100 And two months later on August 3rd "Red River Rock" enter the Top 100; it reached #5 & stayed 17 weeks in the Top 100. Sadly; Johnny Paris passed away on May 1st, 2006 at the age of 65. R.I.P. Mr. Paris & Mr. Clark.


MIKE KENNEDY - BLACK IS BLACK

Recently

The singer of "Los Bravos", Mike Kenedy, launched in 1999 the LP "Mucho más que música", full of covers, such as this one: "Black is black" (1966).
Enjoy this cover

LOS SAICOS - ANA

1965. César Castrillón , Rolando Carpio , Pancho Guevara, and Erwin Flores


Los Saicos, from Perú, again. Singing César Castillon (bass) "Ana" (Not the song "Anna" sung by The Beatles and, originally by Arthur Alexander).
Enjoy!!!!!!

LOS JAVALOYAS - SOCORRO

Los Javalooyas, from Valencia, again. Now performing "Help", The Beatles hit.
Enjoy!

LOS HERMANOS DALTON - VICTORIA

Los Hermanos Dalton, the fabulous, again. Now performing "Victoria", by The Kinks. Although this cover has more rock than the original, as currently LHD did, you can listen them, at least. From "Nada suena igual" (1994)
Enjoy!

2012-07-28

THE CHAMPS -SOMBRERO


US Rock 'n' Roll group from Los Angeles (California), made up Californian musicians of studio (Joe Burnas, Dave Burgess, Gene Alden, Chuck Rio/Daniel Flores and Dale Norris). The Champs recorded at the end of the Fifties and at the beginning of the Sixties of instrumental of dance for Challenge Records.
More at http://www.sealsandcrofts.com/champs.html

LOS MONJES - MI MAMI DIJO

Los Monjes again. Now with another shoot of pure garage.
Enjoy!

LOS BELKINGS- QUIRÓFANO

Los Belkings again. "Quirófano" is another way to show how garagersters they are.
Enjoy!

LAS MOSKAS - AMOR CHIQUITO

Las Moskas again. Now performing "Bring a little lovin'", by The Easybeats (LP:Vigil, 1968), also covered by Spanish band "los Bravos".

PARAÍSO - PARA TÍ


Let me, please, give this song to my partner: Mar. Every day she makes me see and discover how someone can love to the other. Many thanks!!!!!!!

LOS CHEYENES - ¿PORQUÉ TE FUISTE? reloaded

Los Cheyenes again. Now with their own garage song "¿Porqué te fuiste?" (Why did you go?).
Enjoy!

LOS SOBERANOS - ESCLAVO DE AMOR

Los Soberanos again. Now performing "Soldier of Love" (1962) by Arthur Alexander. 
Enjoy!

FORCE WEST - ALL THE CHILDREN SLEEP


In 1967, English band "Force West" launched "All the children Sleep", a song that skipfully occult a cover of "Mejor", by "Los Brincos" (1966).

ROCÍO DÚRCAL - BORRACHO

Rocío Dúrcal again. In 1965, during the filming of "Más bonita que ninguna" (Dir. Luis César Amadori), Rocío met to the famous Spanish band "Los Brincos". They had to compose few songs for this film. This is how Rocío stablushed an strong freindship with two members of "Los Brincos": Juan Pardo, and Antonio Morales "Junior". Later, Juan Pardo and Junior disbanded, doing a duet (Juan y Junior). In 1969, Rocío falled in love with Junior, and nine months later, they married. In this film Rocío and others famous secondary actress, Gracita Morales, sung a cover of Los Brincos: Borracho.


LOS HITTERS - UN HOMBRE RESPETABLE


Los Hitters, a rock band from Mexico, did very good covers, like this, "Un hombre respetable", from The Kinks, "A well respected man" (1966).
More about Los Hitters at estroncio90


2012-07-27

LEO DAN - TE HE PROMETIDO


Leopoldo Dante Tévez, Leo Dan, (March 22, 1942 -) is an Argentina singer with more than 30 Lps recorded in Argentine, Spain, and Mexico. "Te he prometido" is a beautiful love song, one of my favourites. 
Enjoy the video too!





2012-07-26

BARÓN ROJO - CZARDAS


May be the best Spanish Heavy metal band, Barón Rojo, has his own room in this blog, of course!!
Website



2012-07-25

SPECIAL ISSUE: THE SPANISH GARAGE REVIVAL BANDS (II)


Following with the Spanish sixties bands (see issue I), I will take as reference the report done by Julio Ródenas, and launched the past July 25, 2012 in the Spanish edition of the Review "The Rolling Stones" 16 bandas españolas colgadas de los años 60. In this report appears a list of sixteen bands that have in common their passion for the 60s sounds, both Spanish or English. Some of them are already posted here. I only list the rest now:

Los Guajes. From Gijón, this rock and roll band have as heroes Alfredo Landa, Luis Aguilé, Miki y los Tonys, José Luis López Vázquez, and others 60s Spanish stars. they have just launched their 3rd LP:  La vida es como un carrusel.
Download "Es verdad"



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Midnight Shots. May be the youngest rhythm and blues bands in Spain. Coming from Valencia, they only have recorded one EP:  4 shots of R&B

Download "Over the wall"


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Los Immediatos. From Toledo, with a new LP: Four tickets to Wonderland.

Download  "Happy Story" from LP "Second chance"


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The Moonstones: Remembering The Sonics or The Merseybeats, this garage band from Madrid has a new LP:  Fuzz, farfisa y fiesta (2011). 
Download "Wake up"

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Los Retrovisores. Lovers of the “Neo yeyé, freak pop, and iberic soul” style, this band from Barcelona launched in 2010 their LP La nostalgia ya no es lo que era (2010). 

Download "Dieciséis"

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Brand New Sinclairs. From Baracaldo, and with Ana as leader of the band, this mod sixties band has a very good sound. "Healing souls" is their last LP (2011).
Download "I was"



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The Zombie Valentines remember the famous sixties Spanish bands Los Salvajes, or Los Íberos . From Madrid. Their fisrt Ep is named  Mejor ahora

Download "El circo de tu amor"


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Los Chicos. Wild and beautiful sound, as they show in their 4th vynil We sound amazing but we look like shit (2010).
Download "We sound amazing but we look like shit"



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The Pepper Pots. Lovers of The Ronettes, or The Crystals.  Simply beautiful!!!
Download "Be my baby"


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Mujeres: As they say: "We do old music with new shoes". Nothing more to say about this four men. 

Download "I'm over with you"


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Los Coronas. As they say in their website: "Surf music Spanish style". What a very good musicians playing guitars. enjoy this cover of " Flamenco", from their LP "Los Coronas Have a Cocktail with The Hi-Risers (2009)"
Download "Flamenco"


LA LUPE - TOUCH ME



Lupe Victoria Yoli Raymond, "La Lupe"(December 23, 1939-February 23, 1992) is one of my favourites singers. She was famous in Cuba before her moving to USA. She started his career with the LP "Con el diablo en el cuerpo" (1960- Discuba Records). In 1964 she recorded "Watermelon man" with Mongo Santamaría. 
but I prefer you listen her cover of  "Touch me" (The Doors), and later, you could read her complete bio here

LOS POLARES - QUÉ CHICA TAN FORMAL!



Los Polares again. Now performing "Respectable", by The Isley Brothers.
Enjoy!