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Eddie Piller Presents – British Mod Sounds Of the 1960s (4CD Amazon Exclusive Signed Edition)

Various Artists

Eddie Piller Presents – British Mod Sounds Of the 1960s (4CD Amazon Exclusive Signed Edition)

Various Artists

Eddie Piller Presents – British Mod Sounds Of the 1960s (4CD Amazon Exclusive Signed Edition)

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 04/02/2022 Cat#: EDSL0091X • Barcode: 5014797907027 • Genre: Jazz

Track Listing

  1. The High Numbers - I'm The Face
  2. The Bo Street Runners - Bo Street Runner
  3. Cyril Davies & His R&B Allstars - Country Line Special
  4. Tom Jones - Chills And Fever
  5. John Mayall & The Blues Breakers - Crawling Up A Hill
  6. The Koobas - You Better Make Up Your Mind
  7. John's Children - Desdemona
  8. Shyster - Tick Tock
  9. Billie Davis - Wasn't It You
  10. The Hollies - Bus Stop
  11. All Night Workers - Tell Daddy
  12. Kenny Lynch - What Am I To You
  13. The Frays - My Babe
  14. The Shots - Keep A Hold Of What You Got
  15. Mike Stevens & The Shevelles - The Go-Go Train
  16. P.P. Arnold - (If You Think You're) Groovy
  17. Dusty Springfield - 'Little By Little’
  18. The Poets - Wooden Spoon
  19. The Muleskinners - Backdoor Man
  20. Jimmy Winston & His Reflections - Sorry She's Mine
  21. Rod Stewart - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  22. The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down
  23. Bluesology - Come Back Baby
  24. James Royal - A Little Bit Of Rain
  25. The Rocking Vicars - It's Alright
  1. The Fleur De Lys - Circles
  2. David Bowie - Can't Help Thinking About Me
  3. Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames - Sweet Thing
  4. Small Faces - Don't Burst My Bubble a
  5. Tony And Tandy - Two Can Make It Together
  6. David BoJimmy James & The Vagabonds - Ain't No Big Thing
  7. Episode Six - Put Yourself In My Place
  8. Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band - Michael (The Lover)
  9. Dog Soul - Big Bird
  10. The Organisers - The Organiser (feat. Harold Smart)
  11. Rod Stewart & P.P. Arnold - Come Home Baby
  12. Wynder K. Frog - Henry's Panter
  13. The Alan Bown Set - Emergency 999
  14. The Soul Agents - Seventh Son
  15. Timebox - 'Soul Sauce
  16. Timebox - 'Soul Sauce
  17. The Spencer Davis Group - High Time Baby
  18. The Zombies - Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself
  19. Manfred Mann - Don't Ask Me What I Say
  20. The Top Six - I'm A Man
  21. Love Affair - Everlasting Love
  22. Madeline Bell - Picture Me Gone
  23. Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers - Good Times
  24. The Beazers - Blue Beat
  25. The Penny Blacks - I'm Coming Home To You
  1. The Syndicats - Crawdaddy Simone
  2. The Attack - Magic In The Air
  3. The Kinks - She's Got Everything
  4. The Clique - Ooh Poo Pah Doo
  5. The Truth - Who's Wrong
  6. The Artwoods - I Take What I Want
  7. The Creation - Makin' Time
  8. The Sorrows - Take A Heart
  9. The meddyEvils - Ma's Place
  10. The Birds - How Can It Be
  11. The Eyes - I'm Rowed Out
  12. The Sneekers - Bald Headed Woman
  13. The Untamed - My Baby Has Gone
  14. The Quik - Bert's Apple Crumble
  15. The Move - You're The One I Need
  16. The Mark Four - I'm Leaving
  17. The Gods - Garage Man
  18. Waygood Ellis - I Like What I'm Trying To Do
  19. The Nocturnes - Hay, That's What Horses Eat
  20. The Mojos - Everything's Alright
  21. The Wards Of Court - How You Can Say One Thing
  22. Platform Six - Money Will Not Mean A Thing
  23. The Silence - Down Down
  24. Apostolic Intervention - Madame Garcia
  25. The Deejays - Black Eyed Woman
  1. The Action - Never Ever
  2. The Carnaby - Jump And Dance
  3. The Riot Squad - Anytime
  4. The Spectres - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
  5. The Mike Cotton Sound - Soul Serenade
  6. Sharon Tandy - Hold On
  7. Quiet Melon - Engine 4444
  8. Ossie Layne Show - Midnight Hour
  9. Dave And The Diamonds - Think About Love
  10. Fearns Brass Foundry - Don't Change It
  11. Simon Dupree & The Big Sound - Reservations
  12. The Habits - Elbow Baby
  13. Maxine - A Love I Believe In
  14. The Blue Rondos - Baby I Go For You
  15. The Mindbenders - The Morning After
  16. The Shapes Of Things - Striving
  17. Wainwright's Gentlemen - And That's Just Like Me
  18. The Richard Kent Style - I'm Out
  19. Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs - No Matter How You Slice It
  20. The Afex - She's Got The Time
  21. Syd's Crowd - Times Are Good Babe
  22. Tony Colton - Further On Down The Track
  23. The Troop - You'll Call My Name
  24. Razor - It's A Hard Way But It's My Way
  25. Dave Anthony’s Moods - New Directions
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About this release

Amazon UK exclusive includes a signed print by curator Eddie Piller and is limited to 750 copies.

Demon are proud to release “Eddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds Of the 1960s”, the follow up the “The Mod Revival”. Featuring 100 original tracks across 4CDs, its a deep dive into the Mod scene in ’60s Britain. Including a selection of classic and rare tracks, tracing the scene from its R&B roots to a soulful finale

Curated by Acid Jazz Records and Modcast founder Eddie Piller, and featuring new sleeve notes from respected author and broadcaster Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson.

As Eddie Piller points out in the forward to the extensive sleeve notes that accompany this collection, he chose the word ‘Sounds’ carefully, reflecting the variety of talent contained here, from uncool session musicians without an ounce of style in them, acts who saw an opportunity to jump on the Mod bandwagon and bands who whole heartedly embraced Mod way of life.

And so this new collection mixes the Mod mainstays (Small Faces, The High Numbers, The Action, The Fleur De Lys), with a generous selection of future superstars (David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Marc Bolan, Jeff Beck and Graham Gouldman of 10cc are all represented here), and a few artists so obscure, so rare, that they never got to release a record in the ’60s, but Eddie has tracked down the tapes nonetheless.

“Be in with the In Crowd once more.”

Every great youth cult deserves a great soundtrack, and when the ’60s Mods adopted classic American R&B, with a side order of hip Jazz, they undoubtedly found the right music for their exuberant and stylish way of life. And yet, buying expensive imports, hoping for a local release or praying for a rare visit from overseas talent was never going to be enough to satisfy British youth with a thirst for the latest sounds. Certainly not those on the dancefloor and definitely not those with their own musical ambitions.

It was a music scene that began with imitation, before skill and imagination lead curious minds to innovation, a scene that evolved from average (at best) copies of releases on the Chess, Motown and Stax labels, to become something more sophisticated, something quite unique, something very British.

All formats are stylishly packaged (of course) and include new sleeve notes by Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson, author of the best-selling and highly regarded books ‘Mods: The New Religion’ and ‘Mod Art’.