8-21-12 Backtrack series (#2)
Kenny Rogers born 1938, Count Basie born 1904; on 8-21-71 “Top Of The Pops Vol. 18” Various Artists LP was No. 1 in England; 8-18-79 The Stranglers “Duchess” 45 charts at No. 14 in England.
The 2nd volume of “Backtrack” is yet more neat UK 45’s collected in one handy low-priced place.
THE WHO – Under My Thumb
MARSHA HUNT – Desdemona
JIMI HENDRIX – Purple Haze
JOHN’S CHILDREN – Come And Play With Me In The Garden
FAIRPORT CONVENTION – If I Had A Ribbon Bow
THE WHO – Magic Bus
THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN – Something In The Air
CHERRY SMASH – Sing Songs Of Love (only on this sampler, 45 never released)
THE WHO – Pinball Wizard
ARTHUR BROWN – Nightmare
JIMI HENDRIX – Let Me Light Your Fire (AKA “Fire”)
THE WHO – The Last Time
Both sides of The Who’s 45 “Under My Thumb” b/w “The Last Time” on one handy LP! I believe the idea was that The Who would cover and release songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger until the British police quit hounding them.
Per yesterday’s post, I never saw original UK Track Record material by Marsha Hunt. Because Marc Bolan appears on her stuff, his fans have already bought all of it. None for me.
2 more good Jimi Hendrix songs that were 45’s. For some reason, I thought the Fairport Convention 45 was on Polydor, not Track Record. But I checked, and – voila – it’s Track Record 604 020, from 1968; their debut 45! And I do not believe that “Magic Bus” by The Who ever had a real LP home, at least in the UK.
The wonderful hit by John Keen, Andy Newman and Jimmy McCulloch: “Something In The Air”! And as far as I know, the Cherry Smash 45 was never released. I believe the song “Sing Songs of Love” also appears on a Manfred Mann collection of rarities. And in England, “Pinball Wizard” was a hit 45. “Nightmare” by Arthur Brown was another non-LP track, leading up to “Fire”. Great stuff!
So, more great Track Record 45’s collected onto a low-price LP!