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• Fourth collection in the highly successful LOOKING… series.

• The series now takes a trip to the US of A, sixties style for its latest theme. Reflecting the way todays 60’s centric DJs / Mod Clubs weave a patchwork of musical styles from the 60’s in their 360 degree playlists of the period, so the latest Looking set travels from uptempo R&B and Early Soul to Garage Punk, Northern, Frat Rock, Proto-Psych and wild instro’s. PayIng homage to American Mod music from the Sixties.

• Beginning with turn-of-the-decade R&B, Frat Rock and proto-Soul on Disc 1, a smattering of bonkers instrumentals, plenty of four-on-the-floor Northern Soul congregated on Disc 2, Nuggets-friendly fare on Disc 3 and tracks which flirt with Psychedelia as this four-hour soundtrack draws to a close. Many of the tracks here are drawn from the prestigious back catalogues of Challenge, Scepter/Wand, Etiquette, Swan, Shell, and Select, and a large number of those new to CD.

• Looking Stateside goes back to the roots of the Mod scene on Disc 1. From the opening bars of Georgia Lynn’s ‘Sugar Shack Queen’, these are the sounds you might have heard down at The Scene Club in London’s Ham Yard (had Guy Stevens or other DJs have owned these tunes on import – for most of them weren’t issued in the UK at the time). Mickey Lee Lane’s ‘Hey Sah Lo Ney’ was famously covered by The Action while Curtis Knight was later a fixture on Britain’s rock scene of the early 70s. Willie Jones is still treading the boards to this day; indeed, he issued a new album on RPM’s sister label Shout a couple of years back.

• Disc 2 offers a superb cross-section of mid-Sixties soul, from familiar classics (Chuck Jackson, The Showmen, Don Varner) to more obscure fare (Timi Yuro, The Kampells, Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes) and a whole lotta quality in between. Often, we’ve chosen less familiar sides. The Newbeats, for example, are represented by the terrific but often overlooked ‘I’m A Teardrop’.

• Disc 3 is launched with a hail of buzzsaw fuzz guitar and snotty vocals, courtesy of The Brogues’ classic ‘Don’t Shoot Me Down’, and the pace rarely lets up thereafter. Again, the compilers have married bona fide garage punk classics (the Moving Sidewalks, The Sonics, etc.) with a clutch of tracks new to CD and others which have eluded compilations of this sort. Listeners will get a kick from tracks such as ‘Congo’ by the International Bongo Band and the lesser known, blue-eyed Mod stomper, ‘As A Matter Of Fact’ by The Knickerbockers.

• Styled in the customary Clam box with a 36 page booklet detailing every artist in the box, with discs benefitting from extensive sound remastering work.

NB: This product is released 29th January 2016 and will not be dispatched until this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. SUGAR SHACK QUEEN – Georgia Lynn
2. HEY SAH LO NEY – Mickey Lee Lane
3. WHERE’S MY MONEY – Willie Jones
4. BUZZZZZZ – Jimmy Gordon
5. LOVE WHEEL – Millie Foster
6. GOTTA HAVE NEW DRESS – Curtis Knight
7. I FEEL SO BAD – Earl Wade
8. BONGO TALK – Jimmy McQuade & The Unique Echoes
9. TAKE THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET – Little Gigi
10. I’M GONNA GET YOU – Kansas City
11. NOW LET’S POPEYE – Eddie Bo
12. SNOW SURFIN’ – Zeke Sheppard
13. MOGUL MONSTER – The Rangers
14. YOU COPPED MY SOUL – The Demetrons
15. TWO STEPS AHEAD (OF A WOMAN) – Herb Johnson
16. MAKE IT SATURDAY NIGHT – The Locomotions
17. THE PUSH AND KICK – Mark Valentino
18. TNT – The Buena Vistas
19. HE’S MINE – The Swans
20. THE SWEETEST BOY – The Kittens
21. SWITZERLAND – The Champs
22. I’D RATHER FIGHT THAN SWITCH – The Tomboys
23. JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME – Billy Lee
24. SOUTH SWELL – Little Joe And The Mustangs
25. RUNNING AROUND TOWN – Teddy & Twilights
26. I JUST WANT TO KNOW – The Delacardos
27. PASSING THRU MUSIC CITY – Music City Swingers

DISC TWO
1. I WILL LOVE YOU – Richie Barrett
2. GONE – Timi Yuro
3. TEAR STAINED FACE – Don Varner
4. THE YESTERDAY OF OUR LOVE – Jimmy Seals
5. THESE CHAINS OF LOVE (ARE BREAKING ME DOWN) – Chuck Jackson
6. TAKE IT BABY – The Showmen
7. I CAN TAKE CARE OF MYSELF – The Spyders
8. ARE YOU SATISFIED – Sheila Ferguson
9. I’LL FORGIVE AND FORGET – Ron Holden
10. NEVER TOO YOUNG (TO FALL IN LOVE) – The Modern Redcaps
11. HAS IT HAPPENED TO YOU YET – The Falcons
12. PUT THAT WOMAN DOWN – John Leach
13. I’VE GOT TO KEEP MOVIN’ – Charles Lamont & The Extremes
14. CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU – The Jay Walkers
15. HARD HARD WAY – Silent Glo
16. THE BOSTON MONKEY – Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes
17. DOUBLE LIFE – Jerry Fuller
18. HERE SHE COMES – Sonny Stiles and his King Men
19. IT WILL BE DONE – Eddie Carlton
20. YOU’VE GOT IT BAD – The Kampells
21. I WANNA BE FREE – Joe Tex
22. BABY I’M COMING HOME – Mack Rice
23. EVERYBODY CROSSFIRE – Sammy Stevens
24. YESTERDAY TODAY AND TOMORROW – Linda Cumbo
25. I’M A TEARDROP – The Newbeats
26. SOULVILLE – Jimmy Radcliffe
27. SOME KIND OF FEVER (PRAY FOR RAIN) – Maxine Sellers

DISC THREE
1. DON’T SHOOT ME DOWN – The Brogues
2. 99TH FLOOR – The Moving Sidewalks
3. FAT CITY – Sons Of Champlin
4. BIRD-DOGGIN’ – Gene Vincent
5. YOU GOT YOURS – The US Male
6. AS A MATTER OF FACT – The Knickerbockers (featuring Jimmy Walker)
7. IT WON’T BE LONG NOW – The Rivals
8. OUT OF OUR TREE – The Wailers
9. BOSS HOSS – The Sonics
10. SHOW ME THE WAY – The Free For All
11. GIRL CAN’T TAKE A JOKE – The Druids
12. CRAZY WORLD – Peck’s Bad Boys
13. YOU AIN’T TUFF – Lindy Blaskey & The Lavells
14. LEAVING HERE – The Rationals
15. I WANT THE RAIN PT 1 – The Executioners
16. HARLEM SHUFFLE – The Traits
17. CONGO – International Bongo Band
18. SHAME SHAME SHAME – Hal & The Prophets
19. LAZY – Georgy & The Velvet Illusions
20. MIDNIGHT HOUR – The Berrys
21. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND – We The People
22. TOBACCO ROAD – Love Society
23. FEEDBACK – Culver Street Playground
24. TOMORROW’S GONNA BE ANOTHER DAY – Sir Raleigh & The Cupons
25. ENDLESS SEARCH – The Centurys
26. MY MIND – The Misunderstood

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