I first heard "...Lovin'" on one of Tony the Tyger's "Hipster's Sampler" tapes around 5 years ago. Generally, when it comes to 60s British beat, I prefer listening to the mono versions but in this case the stereo mix is actually pretty good....The Barrington Davis song comes off "Ugly Things Vol. 2", a comp of Australian 60s garage records. If this kind of freakbeat noise is what gets you goin', the 3 volumes in this series will be money well spent. And unlike many compilations of this ilk, the sound quality is first rate...Not much needs to be said about Big Maybelle. A big woman with an even bigger voice. This song is from the mid-50s. About 10 years later she cut a dynamite version of "96 Tears" which is kinda hard to find. I'll try to post that too one of these days.
I first heard Couple about 2 years ago, completely by chance. In the last days of the fabulous Power Pop Lovers blog I read a comment from Aidil, the main force behind the band. That's him you hear singing. Hailing from Malaysia they are creating quite a stir in their little corner of the world. They've got one album out (with another on the way) which you can get from Kool Kat or Amazon but in the meantime, you can hear more here.
Adam Faith - I Don't Need That Kind of Lovin'
Barrington Davis Powerpact - Raining Teardrops
Big Maybelle - That's A Pretty Good Love
Couple - Now That I Can See
Del Shannon - I Wish I Wasn't Me Tonight
Dwight Twilley Band - You Were So Warm
Elvis Costello - What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love And Understanding
Heavenly - Cool Guitar Boy
Little Willie John - I`m Shaking
Rob Hoeke - Margio
The E-Types - I Can't Do It
The Ran-Dells - Martian Hop