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Highs In the Mid Sixties Volume III

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Three more discs from three more very distinct regions of the great USofA, again, I like this series

quite a bit for it's lack of overlap (in general) with most other sets, as well as it's very sharp, well defined regionalism that we no longer hear in music today.......also the fact that while the sets do include a few halfway widely known names, they are rarely represented by heir best known works.

Volume 7 features a GREAT region for music of the area, the Pacific Northwest, and, to it's credit does NOT take the "easy" route....there are LOTS of comps of the music of this area/era, and in general are filled with (don't get me wrong, great bands and sounds) The Kingsmen, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Wailers, Don & the Goodtimes, Springfield Rifle, and a few other stallwarts......NONE of these acts appear on this collection, which is certainly interesting enough, leaving room for The Night Walkers, The Chambermen, Jack Eley & the Courtmen, the Squires, and a fistfull of other unknowns.......as with the previous set and the Indiana band featured on the Michigan comp, an even more bizarre anamoly appears here....The Express ("Long Green") hailed, according to the notes, from..........Oklahoma City Oklahoma! Even sillier, The Wilde Knights hailed from Los Angeles, which HAD three discs in the series. "SMH" as the oh-so-hip kiddies say

Volume 8 takes us to the generalized region, "The South".....The Vikings from Alabama deserve mention, because (1) I've heard of them other than this set, and (2) it gets me a chance to mention that I'm a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. Otherwise, plenty of relative unknowns from Dixieland, just at random, The Gaunga Dyns, The Surrealistic Pillar (I don't make em up), the Guilloteens, and of course, the Hazzards, who treat u
s to a cover version of the completely unknown, never before covered obscure chestnut, "Hey Joe".

Finally Volume 9 features the great Buckeye State, which of course I am "proud" to call home.....it features a BUNCH of geographic head scratchers, such as the Denims (Queens NY), The Dagenites (Oxon Hill Maryland), and the Outcasts from Ashland Kentucky, which is at least in the same general part of the US, but still, come on? From just down the road from me, Dayton Ohio gives us the Gillian Row who check in with a cover version of the completely unknown, never before covered "Gloria".......the Pied Pipers from Youngstown check in with a cover version of the completely unknown, never before covered obscure chestnut "Hey Joe" (there is a humming sound in my brain right now)......The Choir, from Cleveland, had a hit with "It's Cold Outside" and are represented by a different track here, the Statesmen give us their version of "Stop and Get a Ticket", and the Human Beinz, very well known for "Nobody But Me" (also from Youngstown) are also shown doing some lesser known work, "Evil Hearted You"..........


Three more discs tomorrow, till then, sleep tight!

VOLUME 7-01 JACK BEDIENT & THE CHESSMEN-Double Whammy/02 THE JOLLY GREEN GIANTS-Busy Body/03 HB & THE CHECKMATES-Louise Louise/04 THE WILDE KNIGHTS-Just LIke Me/05 THE CHAMBERMEN-Louie Go Home/06 JACK ELEY & THE COURTMEN-Louie Louie '66/07 THE SQUIRES-Don't You just Know It/08 JACK BEDIENT & THE CHESSMEN-I Want You To Know/09 THE SIRES-Come To Me Baby/10 THE LINCOLNS-Come Along and Dream/11 THE EXPRESS-Long Green/12 THE PASTELS-Why Don't You Love Me/13 THE NIGHT WALKERS-Sticks & Stones/14 MR LUCKY & THE GAMBLERS-Take a Look at Me/15 THE BOOTMEN-Aint it the Truth Babe/16 THE ROCK-N-SOULS-Not Like You

VOLUME 8-01 RAVIN BLUE-Love/02 THE GAUNGA DYNS-Rebecca Rodifer/03 THE
MIDKNIGHTS-Pain/04 THE FLY-BI-NITES-Found Love/05 THE ORIGINAL DUKES-Ain't About to Lose My Cool/06 SKEPTICS-Turn It On/07 THE MOXIES-I'm Gonna Stay/08 THE ROGUES-I Don't Need You/09 THE HAZZARDS-Hey Joe/10 THE VIKINGS-Come On and Love Me/11 THE SURREALISTIC PILLAR-I Like Girls/12 THE RUGBYS-Walking The Streets Tonight/13 THE SANTS-Leaving You Baby (On the Midnight Train)/14 RAVIN BLUE-It's Not Real/15 THE GUILLOTEENS-Crying All Over My Time/16 THE GAUNGA DYNS-No One Cares

VOLUME 9-01 THE DEADLYS-On the Road Again/02 THE GILLIAN ROW-Gloria/03 THE SQUIRES-Batmobile/04 THE DENIMS-The Adler Sock/05 BOCKY & THE VISIONS-The Spirit of '64/06 THE STATESMEN-Stop and Get a Ticket/07 THE PIED PIPERS-Hey Joe/08 THE TREE STUMPS-Jennie Lee/09 THE DAGENITES-I Don't Want To Try It Again/10 THE CHYLDS-Hey Girl/11 THE CHOIR-I'm Going Home/12 THE OUTCASTS-Loving You Sometimes/13 THE SOUND BARRIER-Hey Hey/14 THE DANTES-Can't Get Enough of Your Love/15 THE HUMAN
BEINZ-Evil Hearted You/16 THE POSSUMS-Stepping Stone

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