domingo, 31 de mayo de 2009

Various Artists - 16 British Top Hits of the 60's

This is a classic rock compilation with some of Immediate Records label artists which recorded their 60's hits related in the following track list.

Immediate Records was a British record label, started in 1965 by The Rolling Stones manager, Andrew Loog Oldham and Tony Calder concentrating on the London-based blues and R&B scene. Signed musicians included Rod Stewart, P. P. Arnold, Billy Nicholls, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, The Small Faces, The Nice, Fleetwood Mac, The Groundhogs, Chris Farlowe, Duncan Browne and Humble Pie. There is evidence of recordings of two Mike d'Abo songs 'Little Miss Understood' and 'So Much to Say (So Little Time)' from The Immediate Singles Collection (1985; CCSCD 102), a compilation of Immediate Record's hits (including the rare cut 'Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonite' [sic] by the Jeremy Spencer-fronted configuration Earl Vince and the Valiants. The song was used as a B-side to Fleetwood Mac's 'Man of the World').

Due to financial problems the label stopped in 1970 and it has been the subject of controversy ever since. This is especially true in regard to unpaid royalties owing to The Small Faces, who made numerous hit recordings for the label between 1967 and 1969. Despite their success, the band received virtually no income from these often re-released records, until legal action finally secured payments from the present licencees in the early 2000s.

According to Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones, most of Immediate's assets and income were embezzled by one of the company's senior partners, who allegedly channelled the funds to offshore bank accounts.

In the U.S., Immediate first set up a deal with MGM Records, who issued three singles (033 - Chris Farlowe, 035 and 036-both Twice As Much) as part of the regular MGM series. Then Immediate set up a short-lived deal with United Artists, who issued two singles (047-P.P. Arnold, 050-Small Faces) as E-1901 and E-1902, using the Immediate moniker. Then Immediate signed a deal with CBS to set up a new label series, which picked selective Immediate singles and albums until they had a falling-out. Finally, Immediate set up a short-lived independent label in the U.S. to issue one single (082) and the last Nice album before the label went out of business.

Track Listing:

01. Small Faces - Here Comes The Night
02. Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time (Jagger / Richards)
03. P. P. Arnold - Angel Of The Morning
04. Humble Pie - Natural Born Boogie
05. Amen Corner - Half As Nice
06. The Nice - America
07. John Mayall - I'm Your Witchdoctor
08. Small Faces - Tin Soldier (live)
09. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
10. P. P. Arnold - The First Cut is the Deepest
11. Twice As Much - Sitting On A Fence
12. Amen Corner - Hello Susie
13. Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
14. The Nice - The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
15. Chris Farlowe - Handbags And Gladrags
16. Small Faces - Lazy Sunday

Only found here:

- 9-Sky (in Japanese): Main shop - Listen it on-line

- Wikipedia

1 comentario:

  1. [...] Con Spotify me he realizado una playlist que deseo compartir con todo aquél que tenga una cuenta creada y que contiene las mismas canciones de esta recopilación. Así, podéis tener la sensación de poder disfrutar de este mismo CD que, por supuesto, no existe de otra forma en la red, salvo un caso aparte que reseñé hace ya tiempo aquí. [...]


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