Various Artists-Halcyon Days: 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets (CD)

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UK three CD set. Halcyon Days charts the development of mod friendly beat music across three CDs from the jazzy R&B of Chris Farlowe, Duffy Power with Graham Bond and Zoot Money that opens disc one through horn laden Brit soul from Jimmy James, Geno Washington and The Richard Kent Style, ska from Mickey Finn & The Blue Men, girl group pop from The Chantelles and fuzz drenched freakbeat from The Pretty Things and The Worrying Kynde. Producer Mike Hurst opens his archives allowing us to include freakbeat nuggets from The Australian Playboys, The Human Instinct, The Favourite Sons, Double Feature and The Oscar Bicycle plus orchestrated pop gems from the soulful Truly Smith, psychedelic The Alan Bown!, Swedish mods The Tages and dramatic singing twins Paul & Barry Ryan. First time on CD rarities include British R&B, soul and mod beat tracks from The Athenians, The Fingers, The Candy Dates, Barney J. Barnes & The Intro, Kevin 'King' Lear, Dorian Gray, Barry St. John

  1. Buzz with the Fuzz -Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds
  2. What'd I Say - Duffy Power with the Graham Bond Quartet
  3. Big Time Operator - Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
  4. Don't Bring Me Down - the Animals
  5. Shake - Rod Stewart
  6. Little Bitty Pretty One - Ronnie Jones
  7. I Feel Alright - Jimmy James & the Vagabonds
  8. Just a Little Misunderstanding -The Richard Kent Style
  9. Number One - the Stormsville Shakers
  10. See Saw - the Union
  11. Harlem Shuffle -The Mike Cotton Sound
  12. I Can't Stand It - the Athenians
  13. All I Need - Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
  14. I've Been Weeping and Crying -Laurel Aitken
  15. Try Me - Laris McLennon
  16. Well I Do - the Candy Dates
  17. Shame, Shame, Shame - the SW4
  18. I Love the Way You Walk -Tony Rivers & the Castaways
  19. Look Away - the Fingers
  20. Hush Your Mouth -Mickey Finn & the Blue Men
  21. Everytime I Do -Rupert & the Red Devils
  22. Looking for My Baby (Ska Beat Version) - Laurel Aitken
  23. Can't Stand the Pain -Barney J. Barnes & the Intro
  24. Watermelon Man -The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus
  25. Baby Never Say Goodbye -The Bo Street Runners
  26. (You Got) the Power of Love -Kevin 'King' Lear
  27. Gonna Get Burned - the Chantelles
  28. Gotta Brand New Man - Barry St. John
  29. Stupidity - the Trendbender Band
  30. Biff, Bang, Pow - the Creation
  31. She's Got Everything (Mono Single Mix) - the Kinks
  32. Do Anything You Say - David Bowie
  33. I Take What I Want - the Artwoods
  34. Buzz the Jerk - the Pretty Things
  35. Bo Street Runner (Single Version) - the Bo Street Runners
  36. Stroll on - the Yardbirds
  37. Waltz for a Pig - the Graham Bond Organisation (A.K.A. the Who Orchestra)
  38. Tiger - Brian Auger & the Trinity
  39. Mr. Pearly - Kevin 'King' Lear
  40. Get Goin' Baby - Dorian Gray
  41. Leavin' Here - the Favourite Sons
  42. Come on Go (Demo) - Force Four
  43. Gloria's Dream (Single Mix) -Belfast Gypsies
  44. Remember Thomas À Becket -John's Children
  45. Why - the End
  46. Gimme Little Sign - Rainbow Ffolly
  47. No Problem - Phillip Goodhand-Tait & the Stormsville Shakers
  48. Makin' My Mind Up - Katch 22
  49. Come on Baby - Double Feature
  50. He Can Win - the Moody Blues
  51. Am I Glad to See You -The in Crowd
  52. Diggin' for Gold -David John & the Mood
  53. I'm Not a Bad Guy - Heinz
  54. Got the Blame - the Worrying Kynde
  55. You've Got Something -Paul's Troubles
  56. Walking Down a Backstreet -Dorian Gray
  57. 2Gun Me Down - Ray French
  58. 2She's Dangerous - the Secrets
  59. Green Door (Mono Single Mix) - Wynder K. Frog
  60. Halcyon Days - the Tages
  61. Look at the View - the Action
  62. One Girl City - Fleur de Lys
  63. I'm a Man - the Web
  64. Moonshine (Stereo) -The Spencer Davis Group
  65. Mrs. Bailey's Barbecue and Grill - Sleepy
  66. Hold on - Jason Crest
  67. Baby Get Your Head Screwed on - Double Feature
  68. The Room Revolves Around Me - the Oscar Bicycle
  69. Dreams Don't Bother Me -The Shame
  70. Technicolour Dream (Mono Single Mix) - the Alan Bown!
  71. This Is the First Time - Truly Smith
  72. Keep It Out of Sight -Paul & Barry Ryan
  73. Your Way to Tell Me - Plastic Penny
  74. The Stamping Machine (Demo) - July
  75. Sad - the Australian Playboys
  76. Pink Dawn - the Human Instinct
  77. Baby You're Not to Blame -Plastic Penny
  78. Fool from Upper Eden -Andy Ellison
  79. 53 Summer Street - Turquoise
  80. Yes - Grapefruit
  81. Fourpenny Bus Ride -Dantalian's Chariot
  82. Doctor Rock (Single Mix) - Apple
  83. People! Let's Freak Out (Single Mix) - the Freaks of Nature (Alias Belfast Gypsies)
  84. Engine 4444 - Quiet Melon
  85. Picture of Her -The Spencer Davis Group
  86. I'm Coming 'Round (To Her Way of Thinking) - Kris Ife
  87. Rest Cure -The Crazy World of Arthur Brown