Brumbeat: The Story Of The 60 Midlands Sound
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Whats here is mainly a collection of things few will have heard of other than trainspotters and you only get a few of the hits.
The Moody Blues "Go now" though forever associated with them was actually a cover of an American song which a deejay in the States had drawn their attention to.The original was issued here after some sort of campaign by soul fans but fared no better than it had before.Sometimes you have to really admire this sort of cover version - the Moody Blues saved this song from total oblivion and even when Denny Laine was in Wings people thought he'd written it!
However the Rockin' Berries-who could have been from anywhere- even the States- kept to the pre Beatles tradition of straight covers of current American hits and they actually made a good job of the Tokens' He's in town.
Roy Wood though was the real Brum talent and visionary as the first hit by the Move-Night of fear-used as an intro a quote from Beethoven's 5th-something which would occur again with frequency in the 70s with the first incarnation of the Electric Light Orchestra.Read more ›
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A great collection of Brum Beat groups of the 60s,many I can remember but some I have had brought to my attention by this CD set.A great listen to catch up and chance to remember.Published 17 months ago by fred browning
A great CD of local Birmingham bands from the early 1960's some made it, most didnot achieve fame