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The Swinging Blue Jeans: 'Make Me Know You're Mine' -1965
Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/09/2013 1:26:56 PM PST by Reaganite Republican


Emerging in the wake of the Fab Four's rise to worldwide fame, The Swining Blue Jeans were what was called a 'Merseybeat' band, in the style of other Liverpool groups inspired by American rock, doo-wop, and R -n- B genres and originating along the banks of the River Mersey in NW England.

While not exactly one-hit-wonders, success was considerable -yet brief- for the band, as The Swinging Blue Jeans covered 'Hippy Hippy Shake' (like the Beatles) and scored a British #2 hit single with it (US = #24 on Billboard Top 100). They soon afterward charted with their version of 'Good Golly Miss Molly' (UK #11/US #43) followed by a #3 hit in Britain with
'You're No Good' that did poorly stateside, dying out at #97.


The group released a handful of singles over the next couple years, but commercial success now eluded them- the last noteworthy effort being 'Don't Make Me Over' in 1966, which did nothing in America while managing to crawl up to #31 on the UK singles chart for the Swinging Blue Jeans last hurrah: a shame, as although all the hits were covers the band had a great sound and brought a lot to the material, imho:

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: music; oldies; rock; sixties

1 posted on 01/09/2013 1:27:03 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler

*** PING ***


2 posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:43 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican; a fool in paradise
Not as good as the Undertakers!


3 posted on 01/09/2013 1:34:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Chan Romero’s original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlkKB1JlbFg


4 posted on 01/09/2013 1:41:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

You could swim in that reverb.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 1:45:06 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Reaganite Republican
The boys a little later.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 1:45:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Don't Make Me Over--Dionne Warwick (1962)
7 posted on 01/09/2013 1:50:17 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I guess they’re still playing- and still in blue jeans


8 posted on 01/09/2013 1:54:59 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Revolting cat!

Them and Paul Revere and the Raiders had the best outfits, that’s for sure lol


9 posted on 01/09/2013 1:58:09 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I loved the Searchers,Animals ,Freddie and the Dreamers,Gerry and the Pacemakers,Manfred Mann.
Dang,I can go on and on about those groups.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 2:00:58 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Reaganite Republican; Revolting cat!

I recently saw a performance by one of The Muleskinners (1965 Twickenham sound)

Back Door Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpb9IvVL05k

He later joined The Small Faces, the Faces, and eventually played with The Rolling Stones.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 2:12:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: peteyd

Eric Burdon is putting out a new album and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first.

http://ericburdon.ning.com/


12 posted on 01/09/2013 2:13:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Them and Paul Revere and the Raiders had the best outfits, that’s for sure lol

THEM?

Even better than The Monks?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TvvvQS1aro

13 posted on 01/09/2013 2:20:05 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I was surprised to read that “Your No Good” only made it to number 97. It is one of my all time favorites.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 2:30:49 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog
I was surprised to read that “You're No Good” only made it to number 97. It is one of my all time favorites.

I like this version:

You're No Good--Betty Everett (1963)

15 posted on 01/09/2013 2:44:42 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Pimple faced and greasy hair Eric Burdon,but what a voice.
Baby Let Me Take you Home
and Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.(2 of my favorites)of course House of the Rising Sun .WOW!
Thanks for the link


16 posted on 01/09/2013 2:50:51 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

A bit of trivia. Terry Sylvester joined the Swinging Blue Jeans in 1966. He left in 1968 to join the Hollies when Graham Nash left.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 3:04:00 PM PST by scotts8826
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To: Reaganite Republican
What about Johnny Kidd & the Pirates?


18 posted on 01/09/2013 3:13:17 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I always wonder, if the Beatles never happened, would one of these bands wound up taking their place as the “Big Thing”?


19 posted on 01/09/2013 3:14:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill

Another of my all time favorites is “Silence Is Golden” by The Tremolos.

I am certain that the Searches did a version of it but I have searched their all time recordings and can’t find it.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 3:42:29 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog
Silence is Golden by the Tremolos got lots of airplay on Boss Radio 93 KHJ in the late summer of 1967.
21 posted on 01/09/2013 4:37:35 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: dfwgator
always wonder, if the Beatles never happened, would one of these bands wound up taking their place as the “Big Thing”?

One wonders where pop music would have gone had the Beatles never happened. Until the Beatles reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1964, knocking off Bobby Vinton's cover of Vaughn Monroe's 1945 hit There! I've Said it Again!, no rocker had topped the chart since the Angels' My Boyfriend's Back fell from the top spot in September, 1963. Subsequent chart toppers included Dominique, a French-language ballad about a Spanish crusader that held the top spot for nearly a month.

Had the Beatles decided to quit music and get regular jobs in 1962, who knows, maybe Bobby Vinton, Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis would have ruled the charts.

22 posted on 01/09/2013 5:05:52 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill
Had the Beatles decided to quit music and get regular jobs in 1962, who knows, maybe Bobby Vinton, Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis would have ruled the charts.

And what a wonderful world it woulda been! Don't forget Bobby Vee, Troy Shondell, Joanie Summers, Little Peggy March, so many others we'd be calling geniuses today instead of all those youknowhoos!

23 posted on 01/09/2013 5:17:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

Well, there have been a lot of “big things” since the Beatles, but none of them got near the Beatles in terms of popularity. I think we would have had another big band, sure, but they probably would have only lasted a couple years before someone else caught on.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 5:21:42 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Reaganite Republican; a fool in paradise
And who can forget?


25 posted on 01/09/2013 5:22:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I haven't forgotten. Have I the Right? was a smash hit in the fall of '64.
26 posted on 01/09/2013 5:43:14 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: yarddog

Mine was Timothy by the Buoys.

The small town where I was raised had hundreds of caves winding underground in the bluffs along the river. Three young boys became lost somewhere in one when a new highway was being built. They were never found. That song always reminded me of those poor kids. It came out about the time the kids disappeared.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 6:03:18 PM PST by CH3CN (Two in the bush saves nine.)
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To: dfwgator

The dam might have burst from England courtesy of the Rolling Stones (or one of the other art school bands that were influenced by early 1960s package tours of US blues performers).

Or maybe the “guitar group” sound would have still broken through the US charts which stateside had the Beach Boys, the Ventures, the Wailers (backing Rockin’ Robins on the Pacific Northwest hit version of Louie Louie that led the Kingsmen to cover it).

The music was out there. The suits didn’t want to give it a proper break. Jerry Lee Lewis had to return in the early 1960s to the same England that about killed his career to be able to play rock and roll for the public (stateside he was being pushed towards country music). They gave him a more welcome response that time.

Without Nirvana, there’s still Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.

Elvis broke through but almost immediately was altered into something more conventional and his fellow artists at Sun never hit as big.

Fame doesn’t necessarily determine what music people will play, or what the kids are even listening to. It is a scorecard for those who own publishing rights and the contract on posters & t-shirts.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 6:04:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Boogieman
I think we would have had another big band, sure, but they probably would have only lasted a couple years before someone else caught on.

"The Beatles" in total recording years lasted less than a decade and there are several distinct phases in that brief career. Sgt. Pepper is the band being "someone else" trying to write songs that aren't "Beatles" songs. And after that, they each worked on more individual efforts. Ringo tried to leave the band because the inclusion of Revolution 9 on The Beatles kept him from getting more of his own work on there (he felt unappreciated).

The post-group recordings have their followers but aren't equal to the sum of their parts.

Now, major labels wait 2-3 years between album releases for a band in which time the young audience has almost gone through high school or college before the next release. Contributes to "moving on".

Meanwhile there are other bands that will release an album (or 2 or 3) every year. Strike while the fire is hot.

Chubby Checker put out over 15 albums from 1960-1963.

What if The Beatles had only released Please Please Me, followed by the movie soundtrack to A Hard Day's Night, then their "artistic effort" Sgt. Pepper's and concluded in arguments and financial mismanagement with Let It Be (or Abbey Road)?

Without the other works to help the listening audience follow the "evolution" or "progression", they might not have sold each of those records to the same buying public (someone nibbling on this release, someone else getting another work).

29 posted on 01/09/2013 6:18:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Fiji Hill; dfwgator; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
always wonder, if the Beatles never happened, would one of these bands wound up taking their place as the “Big Thing”?

America would have been taken by storm by the comedy stylings of Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 6:30:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

“What if The Beatles had only released Please Please Me, followed by the movie soundtrack to A Hard Day’s Night, then their “artistic effort” Sgt. Pepper’s and concluded in arguments and financial mismanagement with Let It Be (or Abbey Road)?”

Well, that’s still a pretty impressive set of albums, and I think they still would be credited with creating the whole modern “rock band” phenomenon, since everyone was already emulating them right away. I think their real contribution there was that they moved the focus away from just the music to the whole celebrity spectacle. They probably wanted to try being movie stars, like their hero Elvis, but being four goofy English guys, they ended up more like the Marx Brothers, and somehow it worked.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 6:35:48 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
My favorite Beatles recording:

The Girl I love

32 posted on 01/09/2013 7:02:13 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: CH3CN

That is a sad story. I looked up the lyrics to Timothy and I don’t think I have ever heard it. Possibly too gruesome for stations in our area.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 7:05:42 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Or the Righteous Brothers.


34 posted on 01/09/2013 7:08:34 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
The Mersey Beat sound was showing up to the east of England as well as to the west. The Meteors were from Denmark.

Anytime--The Meteors (1965)

35 posted on 01/09/2013 7:09:23 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I liked the Beatles especially their very early ones tho they stayed pretty good for a long time.

I liked the Searchers just a bit more but they probably did not write their own songs.

The Beatles even wrote songs for other groups.


36 posted on 01/09/2013 7:11:15 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: csmusaret
The Righteous Brothers ruled LA in the early weeks of 1965. Their hit You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling rose to the top of the charts in the last week of December, 1964 and stayed there until "My Girl" by the Temptations knocked it off in the first week of March, 1965.
37 posted on 01/09/2013 7:14:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: a fool in paradise
And the only band that has survived (artistically) into the 21st century, rocking as always ever harder than the Stones (hear their 2007 album Balboa Park) and still gigging is...
38 posted on 01/09/2013 7:22:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: yarddog
The Beatles even wrote songs for other groups.

The Stones' first hit was their cover of John and Paul's, "I Wanna Be Your Man."

39 posted on 01/09/2013 7:35:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

The Pretty Things are so “artistically” dedicated that when George Harrison offered to play on their then upcoming album (as he lay dying), they refused since he couldn’t/wouldn’t come into the studio to record WITH the band.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 7:53:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: csmusaret

Mitzi and Charlie spent a lifetime blaming their lack of success on Sullivan’s “make it or break it” television show because of the young audience crammed in for the Beatles’ debut appearance. No Beatles, Mitzi and Charlie become household names.


41 posted on 01/09/2013 7:56:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: peteyd

I was born in 1961 so only vaguely remember British Invasion stuff, but have been listening to an online oldies station out of UK and caught the fever... LOVE five you just mentioned, Pete


42 posted on 01/10/2013 12:51:49 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Fiji Hill

And when they opened for the Beatles in LA the crowd kept wanting encores.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 5:17:00 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Please!
What is the station?
Guess I could try and find it.
I’m a tad older than you (maybe 10 tads)
Love the music.
Forgot to mention the ZOMBIES!


44 posted on 01/10/2013 7:42:58 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: peteyd

Well, actually I’ve lately been listening to a Czech one that plays 50% British, 30% American, and 10% Czech (not as bad as you’d think) oldies... they are big on the era we’ve been discussing, and have a good online player...

http://www.oldiesradio.cz/?pageid=168261&song_id=3005577


45 posted on 01/11/2013 2:37:05 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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