Album artwork for A Snapshot In Time - Society, Scandal And The First Stirrings Of Modernism 1960-1963 by Various

To say that before the Beatles, before the Stones, before the Who, before the blues explosion there was no good music being recorded in the UK is untrue. There was plenty of great records put out in 1960, 1961 and 1962. You simply had to find the gems. The problem with the Beatles, and the coverage of their music, was that it built a musical dam that formed a reservoir that covered previous audio hills that were submerged by time and history. Why care about Otillie Patterson singing the blues when you had Please Please Me? Why care about Chris Farlowe’s Air Travel when you had I Want To Hold Your Hand? Whereas 50 years later Beatles music is endlessly recycled, much of the music recorded between 1960 and 1963 remains ignored and submerged under water. But, as you will discover on A Snapshot in Time there were some cracking gems like the Blue Flames R&B swagger of Orange Street, Lynne Cornell’s Moanin’ and Sounds Inc Sounds Like Locomotion. Better still, they sound fresh and invigorating showing that the 60s swung earlier than everybody would have you believe.

01 Sugar Baby Part 1 - Jimmy Powell 02 Sugar Baby Part 2 - Jimmy Powell 03 When You Walked Out - Alex Murray with The Tony Crombie Quartet 04 Baby Please Don't Go - Ottilie Patterson accompanied by Sonny Boy Williamson 05 Why Should We Not - Manfred Mann 06 Chicago Calling - Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars 07 King Of Kings - Jimmy Cliff 08 Air Travel - Chris Farlowe 09 It Ain't Necessarily So (From "Porgy and Bess") - Duffy Power 10 Sounds Like Locomotion - Sounds Inc. 11 Dance Her By Me - Jimmy Powell 12 Gurney Slade (from "The Strange World of Gurney Slade) - Max Harris & His Group 13 Moanin' - Lynn Cornell 14 Tom Hark - Jimmy Powell 15 Christine - Miss X 16 A New Kind of Lovin' - Eden Kane 17 I'm Just A Baby - Louise Cordet 18 Orange Street - The Blue Flames 19 I'm Built For Comfort - Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated vocal Cyril Davies 20 Angi (aka Anji) - Davy Graham 21 Strawberry Fair - Anthony Newley 22 Country Line Special - Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars 23 Wicked Woman - Don Lang & His Boulder Rollers 24 Theme From ‘Danger Man' - The Red Price Combo with Orchestra

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A Snapshot In Time - Society, Scandal And The First Stirrings Of Modernism 1960-1963

Ace Records
Album artwork for A Snapshot In Time - Society, Scandal And The First Stirrings Of Modernism 1960-1963 by Various
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£12.99

Released 30/09/2022Catalogue Number

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Various

A Snapshot In Time - Society, Scandal And The First Stirrings Of Modernism 1960-1963

Ace Records
Album artwork for A Snapshot In Time - Society, Scandal And The First Stirrings Of Modernism 1960-1963 by Various
CD

£12.99

Released 30/09/2022Catalogue Number

CDTOP1623

To say that before the Beatles, before the Stones, before the Who, before the blues explosion there was no good music being recorded in the UK is untrue. There was plenty of great records put out in 1960, 1961 and 1962. You simply had to find the gems. The problem with the Beatles, and the coverage of their music, was that it built a musical dam that formed a reservoir that covered previous audio hills that were submerged by time and history. Why care about Otillie Patterson singing the blues when you had Please Please Me? Why care about Chris Farlowe’s Air Travel when you had I Want To Hold Your Hand? Whereas 50 years later Beatles music is endlessly recycled, much of the music recorded between 1960 and 1963 remains ignored and submerged under water. But, as you will discover on A Snapshot in Time there were some cracking gems like the Blue Flames R&B swagger of Orange Street, Lynne Cornell’s Moanin’ and Sounds Inc Sounds Like Locomotion. Better still, they sound fresh and invigorating showing that the 60s swung earlier than everybody would have you believe.

01 Sugar Baby Part 1 - Jimmy Powell 02 Sugar Baby Part 2 - Jimmy Powell 03 When You Walked Out - Alex Murray with The Tony Crombie Quartet 04 Baby Please Don't Go - Ottilie Patterson accompanied by Sonny Boy Williamson 05 Why Should We Not - Manfred Mann 06 Chicago Calling - Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars 07 King Of Kings - Jimmy Cliff 08 Air Travel - Chris Farlowe 09 It Ain't Necessarily So (From "Porgy and Bess") - Duffy Power 10 Sounds Like Locomotion - Sounds Inc. 11 Dance Her By Me - Jimmy Powell 12 Gurney Slade (from "The Strange World of Gurney Slade) - Max Harris & His Group 13 Moanin' - Lynn Cornell 14 Tom Hark - Jimmy Powell 15 Christine - Miss X 16 A New Kind of Lovin' - Eden Kane 17 I'm Just A Baby - Louise Cordet 18 Orange Street - The Blue Flames 19 I'm Built For Comfort - Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated vocal Cyril Davies 20 Angi (aka Anji) - Davy Graham 21 Strawberry Fair - Anthony Newley 22 Country Line Special - Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars 23 Wicked Woman - Don Lang & His Boulder Rollers 24 Theme From ‘Danger Man' - The Red Price Combo with Orchestra