Boogie Chillen: Early Mod's First-Choice Vinyl [DOUBLE VINYL] Limited Edition
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The Boogie Chillen 3CD set is the most enlightening and informative mod collection yet to see issue, not only providing a fascinating history lesson, but also delivering a compelling 3 ½ hours of great music. This companion 2LP limited edition selects 24 dancefloor-friendly highlights from the great set. At the start of the sixties, Britain bore witness to a new, brash youth movement, which up until the onset of hippy-dom later that decade, dominated the country s fashion and musical landscape. These young modernists embraced a smart, stylish look along with the coolest sounds emanating from the US, and later, Jamaica. While the subculture eventually faded from British mainstream consciousness, it has never disappeared altogether, attracting new followers worldwide with each new generation. Yet despite its enduring popularity, the music that inspired the original mod stylists has remained largely undocumented. Boogie Chillen sets to put the record straight, collecting some of the most popular and influential tracks on the burgeoning mod scene of the early sixties. Annotated and compiled by first generation mod, Rob Nicholls, the set takes a musical journey, highlighting an array of classic R&B, jazz and rock & roll classics that found favour among those considered Britain s coolest youths. This vinyl edition ranges from the elemental electric blues of John Lee Hooker and Howlin Wolf to the Latin grooves of Ray Barretto, via the New Orleans R&B of Huey Smith and the club soul sounds of James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. It is this variety of styles that sets Boogie Chillen apart from other mod compilations: the early mod scene embraced all forms of popular music as long as it satisfied the discerning early mods taste for cool grooves and rocking rhythms.
'A great triple disc selection by first gen Mod Rob Nicolls' 4/5 --Record Collector
'The truest sound of the early 60s club scene' 4/5 --Mojo
Top Customer Reviews
If any of you Mods out there have become dissolusioned with the music on the scene lately,or forgotten what the roots of the scene musically are,you won't go far wrong with with this fine selection of fledgeling Modernist movers...
Time to kick the Austin Powers look into touch,and remember what being a Mod is all about!!
One query (and I got a b*llocking off an original mod for dissing the Everly Bros on another review of a mod collection): Red River Rock? Rumble? Would mods in the 60s have liked these songs? Personally, I like them, but they sort of make me think of BSA Gold Stars, Brylcreem, leather jackets, winklepickers ....
Good collection anyway. Maybe the mod/rocker musical divide wasn't as wide or as black and white as lots of us think. Be interested to hear what Rob says.
Another query: Why 'The Twist'? Surely that would've been a bit mainstream? Only asking out of interest - I wasn't around then.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is where it all started, loved it then ...still do. Brings back great memories of the Twisted Wheel, Manchester, and the Last Chance/Scene/Flamingo clubs in London.Published on 25 Mar. 2014 by Robert Murphy
Is exactly what it says on the cover, brilliant. very pleased with this cd. Some of the tracks sound as if they were taken straight from vinyl, but very good quality vinyl.Published on 10 Feb. 2014 by Geoff Rice
Great selection of very early original MOD songs that set the stage for future bands. Definitely a recommended buy for any serious music/mod historian.Published on 30 Nov. 2013 by Anthony R. Irons