For the first time you can hear 29 tracks that combine Ray’s Invaders period with the best of his San Francisco and New Zealand solo recordings from the Sixties, presenting the definitive album of this legendary figure…..and in case you were wondering…yes he is related to the other Columbus.
• From 1963 until late 1965 Ray Columbus & The Invaders reigned supreme in New Zealand and Australia with their unique brand of Pop and R’n’B.
• They toured with some of the biggest names from the period. Roy Orbison thought that they were the loudest group that he had ever heard, The Rolling Stones would watch them from the stage door, Del Shannon wanted them as his permanent band, and The Yardbirds were desperate to get their hands on one of their songs.
• By mid-1966, a solo Ray arrived in the USA to the headline ‘ AMERICA DISCOVERS COLUMBUS’, where he became part of the happening scene in San Francisco.
• For the first time you can hear 29 tracks that combine Ray’s Invaders period with the best of his San Francisco and New Zealand solo recordings from the Sixties, presenting the definitive album of this legendary figure…..and in case you were wondering…yes he is related to the other Columbus.
Third album in our ongoing collaboration with Frenzy Music in New Zealand, the experts in the down under 60’s scene. Following the highly successful co-productions of Larrys Rebels and the girl group comp. Come and See Me.
1. SHE’S A MOD
2. YO YO
3. NOW YOU SHAKE
4. ON MY MIND
5. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN
6. C’MON AND SWIM
7. I’M FINDING OUT
8. ORBIE LEE
9. I FEEL BAD
10. SHE’S BACK AGAIN
11. TILL WE KISSED
12. WE WANT A BEAT
13. THERE’S NO ROOM IN THE IN CROWD
14. (THAT’S WHAT I’VE GOT) FOR LOVING YOU BABY
15. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO ME
16. SHE’S A MOD 66
17. KICK ME
18. SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP
19. POLKA DOT RESISTANCE
20. EAST PINKERTON STREET (USA VERSION)
21. I’M GOOD FOR YOU
22. IN MEMORY OF TODAY
23. HAPPY IN A SAD KIND OF WAY
24. LOS ANGELES
25. HOLD ME
26. TRAVELING SINGING MAN
27. THE CRUNCH
28. EAST PINKERTON STREET (NZ VERSION)
29. KICK ME (TAKE 2)
1-11: RAY COLUMBUS and the INVADERS
17,18,29: RAY COLUMBUS and the ART COLLECTION
27: THE CHALLENGE with RAY COLUMBUS
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