""WHERE IT'S AT" Pt 1 featured 4 Vancouver bands from the 1960s - The Collectors, The Poppy Family, My Indole Ring and Papa Bear's Medicine Show, all introduced by British recording star Lulu ("To Sir With Love"). The Collectors with Howie Vickers (lead vocals), Bill Henderson (lead guitar/ later lead with Chilliwack), Claire Lawrence (sax), Glenn Miller (bass), Ross Turney (drums) with a sound described as New Vibrations, performed "Lydia Purple." The Poppy Family with Terry (guitar) & Susan Jacks (lead vocals), Craig McCaw (sitar) and Satwant Singh (tablas), performed raga rock with "Beyond the Clouds." My Indole Ring with John King (lead vocals) were a psych or acid rock band. Their songs were "Wake Me, Shake Me"/"Orange Float Petals." Finally Papa Bear's Medicine Band with Vic Stewart (lead vocals) played goodtime music and their song "Georgie." Craig Wood was Papa Bear. The CBC national pop music series "Let's Go" ended in June 1968 followed by a CBC Vancouver Special "Where It's At" featured each well known band performing a different type of music from the pop music field. A series of the same name followed and lasted till June 1969."
Just had an advance copy of that : if there's only gonna be one DVD of the Doors you're ever gonna need, THIS is IT ; no boring interview with critics or old geezers, no biography documentary we all seen a thousand times... it contains only rare film clips of them, not all the clips there was, but a LOT here I've never seen yet and, the others I have... never as better quality than this! I just realized I have the plain common one but, there's a Deluxe Edition available too, "packaged in a 40-page DVD sized hardback book with a “scrapbook” style presentation on each track including lyrics, background info, trivia and photos." WOW! (Should I ditch my discout copy and get it?... ) Well, I used to hate the Doors when I started a Garage Punk thinking how ridiculously OVERrated they were but, I used to hate Hendrix too... and just seeing the first few rare clips here, it almost makes me reconcile with Morrison & co. I have the first three original albums as Classic 60's West Coast rock, thinking at getting the Soft Parade too and, sorry Garage Nazis, the first album in MONO is actually Great! And their first single : "Break On Through" IS Sunset Strip Garage-rock :-)
1. Leavin' Here - The Rationals 2. You Got The Loving Touch - Buddy Lamp 3. Do The Boo-Ga-Loo - Tom & Jerrio 4. Peace Of Mind - The Magnificent Men 5. Maybe, Maybe Baby - The Magnificent Men 6. No Stranger To Love - Charlie & Inez Foxx 7. The Harlem Shuffle - Wayne Cochran 8. Goin Back To Miami - Wayne Cochran 9. Put Yourself In My Place - The Elgins 10. Heaven Must Of Sent You - The Elgins 11. I've Got News For You - The Magnificent Men 12. Respect - The Rationals
"Swinging Time"- The Supremes, The Marvellettes and Johnny Tillotson (1966) Swingin' Time was a music variety show, similar to American Bandstand, hosted byWKNR (Keener 13, Detroit) personality Robin Seymour and also, for a time, CKLW radio's Tom Shannon. This show was broadcast on CKLW-TV Channel 9 (now CBET-DT) out of Windsor, Ontario Canada, from 1965 to 1968, and also seen in a few other markets in syndication. The show featured recording acts, both nationally and locally popular, lip-synching to their latest releases while teenagers showcased the latest dances on the show's dance floor.
Groupe commune managed to be compiled on the Cult original Pebbles' 60's Punk
series (Vol.14) ... And I can see why, it sounds a 'bit like what the Pattie Smith
Group would be doing 5-7 years later down the line : just watch how Chaotic and Anarchic it gets towards the end of clip!