The Society of Cool!
Over the past few years I have started to collect some fantastic vinyl 45s again. Some have been bought from car boot sales for next to nothing and others I have paid a few quid for, although to be honest I have not paid more than £12 yet. I already had quite a few great Soul and R&B singles from my early Mod days and have often been amazed at just how good some of the B sides are on these tracks. I will start off with the B side to a record I have had since 1982. 'Mockingbird' by Inez Foxx was the first record released on the British Sue label in 1963 (as far as I am aware), as well as the main track being superb the B side called 'He's the one You Love' is fantastic too. So what are your own favourite B sides to these crackin records.
Hello Jim, its called LETS GO SOMEWHERE, and your right, its great!!!
''Reason To Believe'' is my favourite of all Rod Stewart songs written by that ''broken singer of broken songs' the genuis Tim Hardin, same goes for Paul Weller, ''The Dreams Of Children'' is one of my faves by The Jam.
Nice one Paul. I have to be honest and say I never knew that.
Just shows you what record companies know eh Paul ! Another amazing B side on the Sue lable is the reverse of Donnie Elbert's Soul classic 'A Little Piece of Leather.' Its difficult to say if the B side 'Do Watcha Wanna' is better than the A side it is so good.
B side to "I need somebody" is called "8" Teen by £ & the mysterians, tis a fabulously groovy tune....ill look on you tube and post!
Top tune Andrew
Im sure nearly everyone will know that Dreams of Children was planned as the A side and Going Underground the B side, i think that the story goes, it was a printing press error
I have to say that The Jam were another band that carried on the tradition of the best 60s bands by having quite suberb B and AA sides. Funny to think that it is almost 30 years ago that they released 'Absolute Beginners' with the amazing B side of 'Tales of the Riverbank.'
Liza Radley, superb little tune.
Yip another brilliant track Andy. The B side to 'Start' if I remember properly.
I´m Only Dreaming, B- side to Itchycoo Park
Understanding, B- side to All Or Nothing