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Flashlite #177 – Vinyl Junkyard 3

Top 15 Flower PowerToday’s show is part of our Vinyl Junkyard series. We take one lp and we play it almost in its entirety with some associations that I get when I think about this record. Today’s record is a very special one in my little world. It’s a 1967 compilation record by Fontana records and it came out from what I know only in Netherlands, Israel and Yugoslavia. The lp contains 13 covers of the psych pop hits of the day, twelve of them by the uncredited studio musicians and two originals by Spencer Davis Group and Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich who were a part of Fontana records roster in Europe. The LP is interesting because even though it’s a clearly psych exploitation record, and even though the musicians are anonymous, all the songs are actually very well played, most of them quite faithful to the originals and in some cases maybe even better. You judge yourself. In any case, the record was very important for me, I grew up with it and whenever I hear songs from this record, actually these covers seem more familiar to me than the originals. They are so deeply carved in my memory.


Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her;
Fontana Studio Musicians – Let’s Go To San Francisco;
The Flowerpot Men – Let’s Go To San Francisco;
Fontana Studio Musicians – Creeque Alley;
The Mamas And The Papas – Creeque Alley;
Fontana Studio Musicians – Flowers In The Rain;
The Move – Flowers in the Rain;
Spencer Davis Group – Time Seller;
Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick And Tich – Zabadak;
Fontana Studio Musicians – Death Of A Clown;
The Kinks – Death of a Clown;
Fontana Studio Musicians – Pleasant Valley Sunday;
The Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday;
The Mindbenders – The Letter;
The Box Tops – The Letter (Single Version);
Fontana Studio Musicians – Jackson;
Johnny Cash – Jackson;
Fontana Studio Musicians – Good Times;
Eric Burdon – Good Times.