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Highs In the Mid Sixties Part II

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And so it continues......three more volumes of great and obscure regionalized (and I cannot stress that
"regionalized" part enough......today there is NO regionalized music to speak of, for better or for worse, everyone in the US has access to everyone ELSE in the US if I'm saying that right......might not even be a bad thing that it is like it is now, but during the 1960's there were such BIG differences in the local sounds of the various parts of the country, that it is at least SOMETHING of a shame) psych/garage, today with a disc (Volume 4) from Chicago, and 2 discs (Volume 5/6 featuring the sounds of Michigan).....as before what I like about these sets is that even the better known acts are not represented by necessarily their best known work.

The Chicago set contains some names that we might (unless we are from Illinois) recall hazilly from some other of the many comps of this great music.....Little Boy Blues, The Group, Inc, Foggy Notions, but for the most part the buffet of relatively obscurities (The Todds, The Delights, Buzzsaw)
continues without mercy.

Michigan, of course, was a hotbed for this kind of stuff, along with Texas perhaps THE hotbed....well known are the Underdogs, but as per my example of why I like these sets, their best known "Love's Gone Bad" (a great track that is easilly available elsewhere) is nowhere to be found here, instead they check in with THREE of their other, lesser known singles....the legendary Rationals turn up also with a couple of tracks, but there is plenty of lesser-avaialble stuff too, including the Blues Company who close out both discs and evidently were from Bay City Michigan which I, for whatever reason, remember driving through on my way to the Upper Penninsula many times as a child.....

A quick glance at the lable tells us, also, that The Chosen Few, represented here by the very good "It
Just Don't Rhyme", were from MUNCIE INDIANA (?????)........well, ok then.........maybe someone from Michigan or Indiana can splain that one, just seemed kinda odd, but there ya go.

Hope you are enjoying this series, 23 discs in all and as pointed out yesterday I do not own volume 23, which is "Texas Part 5", calling all friends of the blog.......

VOLUME 4-01 THE LITTLE BOY BLUES-The Great Train Robbery/02 THE OMENS-Searching/03 THE SHAPRELS-Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn/04 THE BOYZ-Come With Me/05 THE MISTY BLUES-I Feel No Pain/06 REASONS WHY-All I Really Need is Love/07 BUZZSAW-I Live in the Springtime/08 THE TODDS-I Want Her Back/09 THE GROUP INC-Like a Woman/10 THE FOGGY NOTIONS-Take Me Back and Hold Me/11 THE PATTENS-Say Ma, Ma/12 THE MALIBUS-La Da Da/13 THE DELIGHTS-Long Green/14 THE UNTAMED-Someday Baby/15 DALEK/ENGAM: THE BLACKSTONES-Never Feel the Pain/16 THE WARNER BROTHERS-Please Mr Sullivan

VOLUME 5-01 THE MUSSIES-12 O'Clock, July/02 THE ROADRUNNERS-Roadrunner/03 THE
UNKNOWN-Shake a Tail Feather/04 THE BOSSMEN-I'm Ready/05 UNDERDOGS-Surprise Surprise/06 THE RUN A ROUNDS-I Couldn't Care Less/07 THE BOSS FIVE-You Cheat Too Much/08 THE RATIONALS-Turn On/09 THE QUESTS-Shadows In the Night/10 PETER & THE PROPHETS-Don't Need Your Lovin/11 THE JAMMERS-You're Gonna Love Me Too/12 UNDECIDED?-I Never Forget Her/13 THE RATIONALS-Little Girls Cry/14 LEGENDS-I'll Come Again/15 THE 4 OF US-Baby Blue/16 BLUES COMPANY-Experiment In Color

VOLUME 6-01 THE YORKSHIRES-And You're Mine/02 UNDERDOGS-Friday at the Hideout/03 JIMMY GILBERT-Beleive What I Say/04 JIMMY GILBERT-So Together We'll Live/05 THE 4 OF US-I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better/06 THE MASTERS OF STONEHOUSE-If You Treat Me Bad Again/07 RENEGADES V-Wine Wine Wine/08 THE BOSSMEN-Fever of Love/09 THE BLUES COMPANY-Love Machine/10 THE BLOKES-All American Girl/11 UNDERDOGS-Don't Pretend/12 THE CHOSEN FEW-It Just Don't Rhyme/13 THE BED OF ROSES-Hate/14 THE CHOCOLATE PICKLES-Hey You/15 THE PLEASURE SEEKERS-Never Thought You'd Leave Me/16 THE BLUES COMPANY-She's Gone

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