CD released: Sep 30, 2022
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1. Sugar Baby Part 1 - Jimmy Powell
2. Sugar Baby Part 2 - Jimmy Powell
3. When You Walked Out - Alex Murray With The Tony Crombie Quartet
4. Baby Please Don't Go - Ottilie Patterson Accompanied By Sonny Boy Williamson
5. Why Should We Not - Manfred Mann
6. Chicago Calling - Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars
7. King Of Kings - Jimmy Cliff
8. Air Travel - Chris Farlowe
9. It Ain't Necessarily So (From "porgy And Bess") - Duffy Power
10. Sounds Like Locomotion - Sounds Inc.
11. Dance Her By Me - Jimmy Powell
12. Gurney Slade (From "the Strange World Of Gurney Slade") - Max Harris With His Group
13. Moanin' - Lynn Cornell
14. Tom Hark - Jimmy Powell
15. Christine - Miss X
16. A New Kind Of Lovin' - Eden Kane
17. I'm Just A Baby - Louise Cordet
18. Orange Street - The Blue Flames
19. I'm Built For Comfort - Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated (Vocal Cyril Davies)
20. Angi - Davy Graham
21. Strawberry Fair - Anthony Newley
22. Country Line Special - Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars
23. Wicked Woman - Don Lang & His Boulder Rollers
24. Theme From "danger Man" - The Red Price Combo With Orchestra
Cat No: CDTOP1623
Barcode: 029667107129
Packaging: CD Regular

Back in September 1962, the only Beatles records in the shops saw them backing Tony Sheridan on a goosedup version of 'My Bonnie'. Their debut single 'Love Me Do' would be released in October 1962 and the seismic
change they brought to music worldwide would occur once the band achieved light speed in 1963. There was,
however, before Beatlemania, a thriving music culture that dropped anchor in a number of ports. Proto pop
charts might be dominated by the likes of Cliff and his Shadows, crooners and sweet-looking pop idols who
brushed their teeth but R&B was gently finding its way into record racks either through imports or a growing
number of homegrown cover versions. The Motown sound was taking root in Detroit and already filtering into
the UK on poor-selling 7" singles on London and Fontana.
" The twist might be considered an old dance but in political circles no one twisted in the wind harder than John
Profumo, undone in 1961 for a triangular relationship where the other two parties were Christine Keeler and a
Russian spy. Politicians and the establishment lived by the dictum of do what I say rather than what I do. Until
they got caught with their pants down. This was a situation Patrick McGoohan in Danger Man always avoided,
although after 1963 part of James Bond's appeal on the big screen was his ability to drop his pants and bed
Russian spies.
" To say that before the Beatles, before the Stones, before the Who, before the blues explosion there was no
good music being recorded in the UK is untrue. There were plenty of great records put out in 1960, 1961 and
1962. You simply had to find the gems.
" The problem with the Beatles, and the coverage of their music, was that it built a musical dam that formed a
reservoir that covered previous audio hills that were submerged by time and history. Why care about Ottilie
Patterson singing the blues when you had 'Please Please Me'? Why care about Chris Farlowe's 'Air Travel'
when you had 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'? Whereas, 60 years later, Beatles music is endlessly recycled, much
of the music recorded between 1960 and 1963 remains ignored and submerged under water. But, as you will
discover on "A Snapshot in Time" there were some cracking gems such as the Blue Flames' R&B swagger of
'Orange Street', Lynne Cornell's 'Moanin' and Sounds Inc's 'Sounds Like Locomotion'. Better still, they sound
fresh and invigorating, showing that the 60s swung earlier than everybody would have you believe.