Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Bedlam Four (Lejac)

The Bedlam Four were from Minnesota . The group formed in 1965, they were originally called the Echomen. As the Echomen they released one 45 in 1966 on the Fox record label. The band would change their name to the Bedlam Four in late 1966. They have that cool Yardbird  R/B sound.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Peppermints (Peppermint)

Here's another interesting 45 that I would like feature on the blog. Originally when I first listen to it I was thinking this band could be a possible early 1960's UK group . To me  "Now I Cry' has a slight hint of the mersey sound on the vocals, it also has a nice guitar solo.  Thanks to MTM from the G45Central the mystery was solved. Here are the facts: The Peppermints were  actually an American band  from Michigan, the bands record was release in 1963. The flip to this record is a Doo-Wop/ Teen Ballad song which I decided not to post.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Trophies (Golden Sound)

In October 1965 The Trophies release this catchy garage sounding song "C'Mon Little Lady". I like the moody flip side "With A Love" as well..

Al and Doc (Dalco)

Hello everybody. I would like feature a very cool obscure 45 by Al and Doc on the Dalco label. They recorded a great surfy version of "This Train", (Wrote by PeterYarrow and Paul Stookey of Peter,Paul and Mary). The Flip side, "The Crowd" has a haunting moody folk vibe. I would like to have more information about group. Maybe someone can share band's story.
                                                                                Al and Doc - This Train

                                                                              Al and Doc - The Crowd

I would also like to say thank you for the comments that many of you have made regarding some of the groups featured on the blog. I appreciate that very much. When time allows, I'm hoping to update some of the post with the additional information. Again thanks.