I just spent a bunch of time over the last few days going through our links and deleting ones that were no longer in operation (I kept some that were no longer posting if there was a lot of cool content still available). I hadn't done that in....forever. It was interesting to see that some of the earliest blogs I ever linked to were either still in operation (Garage Hangover, largeheartedboy, blowupdoll, Blogio Oddio) or had kept it going till sometime earlier this year (PCL Linkdump). Of course, many of them were either gone, or hadn't been updated in many years.
2 hours of Ultra-Rare Freakbeat, Garage and Pop-Psych music videos from Around The World.
Including: From Spain (Los Bravos), Czechoslovakia (Olympic), The Netherlands (The Sparklings, The Motions), Brazil (Os Mutantes), Northern Ireland (Them) England (Grapefruit, The Animals, The Koobas, The Move, The Troggs), Australia (The Easybeats) & The U.S. (Electric Prunes & more!) (120 Minutes)
Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson NY 518-822-8448
Rare performances from the greatest Soul artists of the 60's and 70's - Including James Brown, Otis Redding, Joe Tex, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley, Junior Walker, The Four Tops & Many more. Tonight - Saturday July 28th, 2012. (90 Minutes)
In Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson NY 518-822-8448 - across the street from The Opera House.
Rare video performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Jimmy Smith, Nina Simone, Bill Doggett, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie & more. The first of 9 consecutive Saturday night screenings of music video rarities. In Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson NY 518-822-8448 - across the street from The Opera House. Link to FaceBook Event Page.
I'm very excited to introduce our newest contributer, Derek See of the awesome Derek's Daily 45 blog. Derek will be contributing a "Derek's Weekly 45" and re-posting some older, popular Derek's Daily 45 posts that are no longer available there. He's also planning to post "some more great Garage/Psych that I never get around to posting on the Daily 45." I, for one, can't wait.
Both are friends I met through FaceBook, Astre is incredibly knowledgable about French Rock & Roll, Beat and Garage sounds, and has been very helpful to me in identifying French artists and song titles of some rare things I've acquired on video. I noticed some knowledgable comments that Greg had made on Facebook posts of mine and when I was perusing his profile I noticed he was in the process of posting links to every Deram Records single release, with a little paragraph or two of background info. He has graciously agreed to re-publish and continue this series here.
I just figured out that there are ads on the videos. I guess I don't see them on my computer because I'm signed into the Megavideo service. Not sure what I can do about it at this point, unfortunately... I'll try and see what's going on and if there is any way to stop it. I do pay for premium service so I don't think the videos should have ads on them. That said, they don't seem to be too big on customer service over there, I don't even see a "help" link, but I'll keep looking.