6-13-13 Das Bleiben Hits II
On 6/13/64 The Dave Clark Five 45 “Can’t You See That She’s Mine” charts at No. 10 in England. On 6/13/70, the LP “Let It Be” by The Beatles charted at No. 1 in the US. On 6/14/69 the Jethro Tull 45 “Living In The Past” makes it’s first run up the charts, at No. 3 in England. On 6/14/75 the Van McCoy 45 “Do The Hustle” charts at No. 3 in England.
I recently stood and looked at all of the LP’s in the Rock vinyl at Amoeba Hollywood! This is some feat, I must say! For one thing, you have all of the Johnny-come-lately record collector guys standing in my way. Or a guy who is looking at something, but won’t move when I stand there staring at him. So, it took a while.
I spotted “Das Bleiben Hits II” in the “Various Artist” bin, a German Warner Brothers (3-68009) triple LP for $4.99 – that’s right, 36 tracks – downloaded straight from the bin @ Amoeba Hollywood to my collection. Well, as you can see by the cover, it’s gorgeous – yet I don’t see any credit for the cover art. Could it be Wandrey’s Studio?
In addition to some fairly standard ‘rock oldies’ being present, I spot:
King Curtis & The Kingpins – “Games People Play”; Jerry Green – “Seasons In The Sun” (and not Terry Jacks!); Osmosis – “She”; Joy Fleming – “Half Breed” (and not Cher!); Fancy – “Wild Thing” (always up for more Fancy material!); The Albanies – “Waterloo” (an Abba cover!); The Sweepers – “Harlem Song” (huh?)…this is a 1974 release, after all!
So, this one came to my collection via the beautiful cover / packaging, and a handful of perverse Euro tracks, circa 1974. If the packaging was less beautiful, I might have to insist on some Frank Zappa being present, as he is on so many Euro 2 and 3 LP compilations!