Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Vespas with bling

A selection of vespas with added extras

I don´t own the rights to any of the above photos and I´ll remove any if requested.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lambrettas with bling

A selection of lammy´s with added extras
I don´t own the rights to any of the above photos and I´ll remove any if requested.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Vespas and Lambrettas

Classic Scooters and a classic Song "I´m On my Way" by Dean Parish

More Scooters and another classic from Edwin Starr - Girl My weakness is you.
And More Scooters with the  Barbara Mills song  - Queen Of Fools

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Singers - female

Just a couple of my favourite Songs female Soul singers
Ike and Tina Turner-I Can't Believe What You Say-1964
Etta James - Tell Mama - 1967
Doris Troy - What'cha Gonna Do About It 1964
Gloria Jones - Finders keepers - 1966
Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - 1964
Sugar Pie De Santo - In The Basement -  1966

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Greatest ever Mod (Box Set)

I certainly don´t agree with the Statements "Greatest" and  "the definitive collection" as it certainly isn´t,  but it´s got a few cracking tunes, admitedly run of the mill and nowt out of the ordinary but still good tunes and for a couple of quid you can´t really complain.  There are certainly better collections out there, March of the Mods for example, one´s which don´t include the likes of the  Specials, the Beat, and Madness which, although good in thier own rights,  are two-tone and not Mod. More of an  Introduction into Mod Music rather than something for devotees. I´ve added it to my collection so I can have it in the car as most of my collection is on Vinyl.

Track listing;
CD 1
1. All Or Nothing - Small Faces
2. Good Morning Girl - David Bowie
3. For Your Love - The Yardbirds
4. Have Love Will Travel - The Sonics
5. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
6. Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group
7. Uptight - Stevie Wonder
8. He Was Really Sayin' Something - The Velvelettes
9. Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
10. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
11. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett -
12. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson
13. Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye
14. Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers
15. Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria
16. Open the Door To Your Heart - Darrell Banks
17. I'll Keep On Holding On - The Action
18. I'm Rowed Out - The Eyes
19. Sha La La La Lee - Small Faces
20. Making Time - The Creation
1. Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
2. The Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
3. Beggin' - Timebox
4. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
5. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) - The Isley Brothers
6. I Spy (For the F.B.I.) - Jamo Thomas & His Party Brothers Orchestra
7. Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
8. There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor -
9. Brother Can You Spare A Dime? - The Artwoods
10. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - The Supremes
11. Let's Wade In The Water - Marlena Shaw
12. Think It Over (Before You Break My Heart) - Brenda Holloway
13. Little By Little - Dusty Springfield
14. Finger Poppin' - Ike & Tina Turner
15. Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
16. Train To Skaville - The Ethiopians
17. A Message To You, Rudy - The Specials
18. The Prince - Madness
19. Can't Get Used To Losing You - The Beat
20. My World - Secret Affair
CD 3
1. Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs
2. Comin' Home Baby - Mel Tormé
3. Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas
4. Dimples - John Lee Hooker
5. The In Crowd - Dobie Gray
6. Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman
7. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
8. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen 
9. Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
10. Soulville - Aretha Franklin
11. Shop Around - The Miracles
12. I've Got A Woman - Ray Charles
13. Poison Ivy - The Coasters
14. Night Train - James Brown
15. Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
16. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland
17. Zoot Suit - The High Numbers
18. Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) - Benny Spellman
19. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
20. Coal Miner - Nappy Brown

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Action

Formed in 1963 and broke up in 1969, this band had Little commercial success but as far as I´m concerned, that makes their music all the more attractive.
They have a Website (which occasionally crashes) called ActionMightyBaby. and in 2012 a book called, The Action – In The Lap Of The Mods by Ian Hebditch and Jane Shepherd and can be found  HERE

From Left to right; Reg King, Pete Watson, Alan King, Rodger Powell and (Kneeling) Mike Evans
One of my Favourite Songs by The Action -  I´ll Keep On Holding ON.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The Flirtations

Ernestine Pearce, Shirley Pearce and Viola Billups ...The Flirtations!!!
Thier first Album from 1969....
Nothing But A Heartache                                                
This Must Be The End Of The Line                                                
I Wanna Be There 
How Can You Tell Me?                                                
Someone Out There 

Need Your Loving                                                
South Carolina                                                
Once I Had A Love 
Momma I'm Coming Home                                                
Love Is a sad song
What's Good About Goodbye my love
Thier brilliant song from 1968, Nothing but a heartache

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Purple Hearts - My life´s a Jigsaw

Formed in London in 1977, they still gig at the time of writing and have thier own web page PURPLE HEARTS.

The Name of the band Comes from  Purple Hearts, (or Dexy´s) the nickname  given to triangular blue tablets containing Dexamyl, a combination of  Amphetamine and Barbiturate  tablets and popular with  1960 Mods. Jimmy, the main character in the 1979 Who  Film Quadrophenia, takes a large amount of Purple hearts at a Party then seems to have an attack of amphetamine not a drug to be played with.
Even after all the years it´s still got it´s Jigsaw style cover in one Piece!
The rear of the dust jacket...
B-Side - Just To Please You/Guy Who Made Her A Star

Sunday, 11 May 2014


The first post on this blog and to kick off, The first record I ever bought a couple of weeks after it´s release in 1979.
Unlike the Operatic Version of the music, there is no booklet but a great centre "page" spread featuring all the main characters from the film..Jimmy is shown 4 times to represent his quadrophenic personality.

This is the 2000 CD release and like the Record Version, contains the following tracks;
  1. "I Am the Sea" 
  2. "The Real Me" 
  3. "I'm One" 
  4. "5:15" 
  5. "Love Reign O'er Me" 
  6. "Bell Boy" 
  7. "I've Had Enough" 
  8. "Helpless Dancer" 
  9. "Doctor Jimmy" 
  10. "Zoot Suit" (The High Numbers) 
  11. "Hi-Heel Sneakers" (Cross Section) 
  12. "Get Out and Stay Out" 
  13. "Four Faces"
  14. "Joker James" 
  15. "The Punk and the Godfather"
  16. "Night Train" (James Brown) 
  17. "Louie Louie" (The Kingsmen) 
  18. "Green Onions" (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) 
  19. "Rhythm of the Rain" (The Cascades) 
  20. "He's So Fine" (The Chiffons) 
  21. "Be My Baby" (The Ronettes) 
  22. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (The Crystals) 
  23. "I'm the Face" (The High Numbers)
Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and Dave (Mark Wingett)
  Peter Fenton (Garry Cooper) and Steph (Leslie Ash)
The Face (Sting )
Kevin Herriot (Ray Winstone)
Ferdy (Trevor Laird) Chalky (Philip Davis), Dave, Jimmy and Spider (Gary Shail)

Jimmy, Ferdy, Monkey (Toyah Wilcox) Dave and Steph.
John (John Altman) and the Party Host (Simon Gipps-Kent)
Based in 1965, the film contains a few historical mistakes, like SX and GP Lambrettas and The Who Album "the who sell out"  with a 1970´s cover in the Party Scene but it´s a great film and, apparently, there´s to be a Sequel, which will be based on the book "To be someone 2"by Peter Meadows.