Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst (Music)
Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst explores the music of the sixties with an emphasis on British Invasion and Mersey Beat. It then traces those branches to the present day by playing music that echoes the music of the sixties including power pop, jangle pop, pub rock, glitter and glam rock, neo-psychedelia and indie pop.
With Rich Reese
Thu Feb 3rd 2011 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
The Mersey Beats “Mister Moonlight” from The Merseybeats (Fontana 1964) —Penned by Roy Lee Johnson for his band Dr. Feelgood and the Interns and released in 1962. The Merseybeats released their version in 1964. And so begins P!TBBB's 3rd annual Black History Month celebration.Buy it!
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels “Just A Little Bit” from Rev-Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (Rhino 1989) —Thornton/Washington/Bass/Brown composition done by many including Little Milton, Fenton Robinson, Magic Sam and Etta James. Released on 1966 by Mitch and the boys.Buy it!
Manfred Mann “Stormy Monday Blues” from Down The Road Apiece: Their EMI Recordings 1963-1968 (EMI 2007) —Written by T-Bone Walker.Buy it!
Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers “Got My Mojo Working (Mono) (1998 Digital Remaster)” from Into Our Lives (The EMI Years 1961-1969) (EMI 2009) —I thought Muddy Waters wrote this one, but looks like it's Preston Foster.Buy it!
The Yardbirds “Too Much Monkey Business [bbc sessions]” from London '65-'67: The BBC Sessions (Warner Archives 1997) —Chuck Berry compositions are quite prolific on the annual Black History Month of shows on P!TBBB. '65 is when the Yardbirds version was released.Buy it!
Tony Jackson Group “Shake” from Watch Your Step : The Complete Recordings 1964-1966 (Castle 2004) —Tony Jackson who was the first vocalist for the Searchers with his version of the Sam Cooke classic. Sam Cooke died just 2 weeks before it's release in 1964.Buy it!
The Animals “Hallelujah I Love Her So” from The Complete Animals CD COMP (EMI 1990) —The first in what is usually several Ray Charles compositions to be played on this show during the month of February.Buy it!
Puppets “Poison Ivy” from Beat, Beat, Beat! Volume One: The Mersey Sound & Other Mop Top Rarities 1962-1963 (Castle 2006) —A little known Liverpool band doing a Lieber/Stoller composition done by the Coasters. This version was released in August of '63.Buy it!
The Hollies “You Better Move On (2004 Digital Remaster)” from Stay With The Hollies (EMI 2009) —This is from the Hollies' debut LP back in 1964. An Arthur Alexander song that the Stones also covered.Buy it!
The Beatles “Please Mr. Postman” from The BBC Beatles - Complete Catalogue No. 1 of 9 (Panda Records 1990) —Recorded for the BBC program, Teenagers Turn in March of '62 and differs significantly from the version they would record a couple years later. Pete Best on drums. This goes out in memory of Gladys Horton from the Marvelettes who passed away last week.Buy it!
Billy J. Kramer “I'll Be Doggone” from Do You Want To Know A Secret? (The EMI Recordings 1963-1983) (EMI 2009) —Cover of Marvin Gaye.Buy it!
Undertakers “Money (That's What I Want)” from Merseybeat-The Story Of The 60s Liverpool Sound (Castle 2006) —Written by Bradford/Gordie and done by Barrett Strong - covered, literally hundreds of times.Buy it!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions “Slow Down” from Trust (Rykodisc 1981) —Redd Evans and Larry Williams tune first done by Larry. Elvis's version can be found on the Trust re-issue with bonus disc.Buy it!
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