Saturday, 25 February 2017
This is the singles collection of the gurus from 1992 and all their finest songs until '92 are here gathered. You will have a lot of fun :-)!
2 If I Needed Someone
3 Nowhere Man
4 All My Lovin'
Canada seems to be the country where very good pop musicians grows on trees. Sheer Agony is a further innovative pop band from the land of the maple leafs. This is no pop with too much sugar on it but with a lot of good ideas in the songs and the songwriting. Maybe here comes the next...
Barry was impressed enough with a song the young man had written, "How'd We Ever Get This Way," to sign him to Steed Records, a label run by Barry. Youakim streamlined his name to Andy Kim and "How'd We Ever Get This Way" became a Top 20 hit in the United States and Canada in 1968. That same year, Barry was one of the writers and producers brought in to make music for the Archies, a fictive rock group appearing in an animated television series based on the popular comic book series. With Barry, Kim co-wrote two of the Archies' biggest hits, "Sugar Sugar" and "Jingle Jangle," and he also sang on some of the Archies' sessions, though Ron Dante was the primary lead vocalist for the "group." In 1969, Kim scored another solo hit, "So Good Together," and the following year he hit the Top Ten with a cover of "Baby I Love You," which Barry had co-written for the Ronettes. In 1974,, Kim rose to the top of the Billboard charts with the single "Rock Me Gently," but despite this success, his brand of simple, well-scrubbed pop, influenced both by bubblegum and the Brill Building songwriters, was falling out of favor; this would prove to be his last major hit in the United States.
I always loved what Andy Kim have done. Archies stuff and all his works under his name are really good pop music. I remember the first time i heard his versions of ''Baby, I Love You'' and ''Be My Baby'' i was totally blown away. I put this two tracks as bonus in the post.
Cheers Frank New Flac link
John Pantry “The Upside Down World Of John Pantry” 1967-1970(2009 Wooden Hill) Psychedelic Pop (Flac)
In 2009, Wooden Hill released a double disc set of Pantry’s late 60s/early 70s work. It includes singles/tracks from all the above groups plus numerous outtakes and demos. If anything, this set (53 tracks!) illustrates the depth of Pantry’s talents. Besides being a savy studio technician, Pantry was a gifted songwriter and vocalist and an accomplished musician (he played the keyboards). The earlier tracks stem from one of Pantry’s first groups, Sounds Around. These guys played straight pop with slight soul and psych influences – they released two singles in 1966-1967. Peter & The Wolves came shortly after Sounds Around’s demise (they were essentially the same group). This is the group with which Pantry is most associated, along with The Factory. Peter & The Wolves released several singles and lasted into the early 70s. This group’s most productive period was probably the years of 1967-1969, where they released a string of pop gems: a good, upbeat blue-eyed soul number titled “Still”, the superb Emitt Rhodes like “Woman On My Mind” and several tuneful psych pop creations, “Lantern Light,” “Birthday,” and “Little Girl Lost And Found” being the best in this style.
It was around this time that John Pantry was asked to write two tracks for The Factory, a legendary psychedelic group who had previously released the classic “Path Through The Forest” 45. Pantry wrote and sang lead on the two Factory standouts, “Try A Little Sunshine” and the more folk-like “Red Chalk Hill.” “Try A Little Sunshine” is the heaviest song on this comp, a classic that mixes Who power with Moody Blues spaciness.
This is just fantastic. John Pantry was one of the great guys in psychedelic pop in the sixties. This double disc shows a significant view of his work. You will love it if you are a fan of psychedelic/sunshine pop of the sixties. WOW!!!