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Back in the sixties, Manfred Mann had many hits in Britain although not many of them charted in America. Do wah diddy diddy (first recorded by the Exciters who only had a minor American hit with it) was a number one in both countries.
Their music was generally upbeat good-time music and could be described as a cross between R+B and mainstream pop. Given that, it may seem surprising that they covered several songs by folk-rocker Bob Dylan but the combination worked well and no doubt helped to build Dylan's reputation as a great songwriter. Manfred Mann took Mighty Quinn to the very top of the British charts and had other top ten UK hits with Dylan's songs, including If you gotta go go now and Just like a woman.
Of the other songs, Pretty flamingo was yet another British chart-topper and Oh no not my baby was originally an American hit for the under-appreciated Maxine Brown. Other songs that I particularly like include 54321, Come tomorrow, My name is Jack, Ha ha said the clown, Ragamuffin man and Fox on the run.
There are plenty of Manfred Mann compilations to choose from but this one has all the songs that matter from the sixties.
All their hits and more are here, from the great (Pretty Flamingo, Come Tomorrow, Mighty Quinn, If You Gotta Go, Ha! Ha! Said the Clown) to the good (54321, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Oh No Not My Baby, Just Like a Woman, Fox on the Run, My Name is Jack) to the somewhat forgettable (Sha La La, Hubble Bubble, You Gave Me Somebody to Love, and the tediously Kinks-lite Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr James).
They were a strange band in that they obviously had an r'n'b sensibility, yet only about half their hits - and all but two reached the Top 20, many the top 10 - were of that kind while the other half were pure pop, whether sung by bluesy, boyishly enthusiastic Paul Jones or his successor, the slightly more intensely soulful Mike D'Abo.
This comprehensive compilation has 22 tracks, in non-chronological order, something in its favour. I daresay some would prefer to hear them in the order in which they were released, though I can't really see why since this way you get the two singers' voices juxtaposed, which is more interesting to hear.
One of my very favourite singles of the sixties is Pretty Flamingo, by the rather obscure Mark Barkan (from 1966, in the Paul Jones years) and a later favourite is Ha! Ha! Said the Clown (from 1967 after D'Abo had taken over vocal duties.) The excellent song Come Tomorrow has always been one I've remembered and loved too, sung well by Jones.Read more ›
Well played, catchy sixties pop from an underated outfit!
we often overlook many, the first groups that spring to mind of course
'The Beatles' and 'The Stones'
However there was many groups such as 'Manfred Mann' that had a big
and genuine impact on the charts back then,
They exploded onto the scene in 1964 with '5-4-3-2-1' a great sixties track
that peaked at number '5' between 1964-1969 they actually achieved '15'
Top 30 entries, '13' of which were Top 10 entries three of which topped
the U.K chart, those being 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' 'Pretty Flamingo' and
Some of the other memorable tracks on board include ...'If You Go Gotta Go,
Go Now'...'My Name is Jack'....'I Put a Spell On You'....'Ha!Ha! Said The Clown'
'Hubble Bubble' (Toil and Trouble) and 'Fox on The Run'
There are notably one or two 'Bob Dylan' covers on-board which both charted for the
group including 'Mighty Quinn' and 'Just Like A Woman' both a more than
credible version of the great-song writer's numbers.
There are of course many other of their hits included on this 22-track album.
Of course, with one or two new faces the group became 'Manfred Mann's
Earthband' in the late sixties into the seventies achieving many more Chart-Hits.
This is a great reflection of the groups achievements during the Sixties Era, and
obviously worth adding to your collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really good collection and all you could need really if you were a fan when they first started. If not then the music wears the years really well and still stands up today.Published 1 month ago by Roger Field
Just love these guys and have done ever since ....... The hits just don't date and bring back so many memories of the last few decades. Read morePublished 5 months ago by prs2111