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Les Nostalgics were a group of French session musicians who got together to record a Shadows-styled LP simply entitled Les Nostalgics.
It's a scorcher of an album. Destination X is taken from the album and shows just how good they actually were. More group details here
The Strangers were Australia's premier band in the 1960s. They began as an instrumental group but as the line-up changed and time progressed they developed into a well respected vocal harmony band. In the mid-sixties a pre-Shadows John Farrar elevated them to greater heights with his knack for vocal harmonies and fine guitar playing. It was whilst John was performing with The Strangers in '67/68 that The Shadows first witnessed the awesome talent of John Farrar. The Farrar line-up cut several instrumentals and this this delightful version of Never On A Sunday was a 1965 B-side and also featured on the rare and collectable vinyl LP, 'Colin Cook and The Strangers'.
A re-recording of Big Jump by The Spotnicks from their Back To The Roots album in 2003.
Bo Winberg's metallic guitar sound is as popular as ever. Read the story of The Spotnicks.
B R I T I S H I N S T R U M E N T A L S P E C I A L
Group X only issued two instro singles on the Fontana label but they were fine examples of the genre. This is the A-side of the first 45 (fontana 267274 4), There Are 8 Million Cossack Melodies And This Is One Of Them, dating from 1963.
The Dave Clark Five were from Tottenham in North London and although primarily a vocal outfit they did record several instrumentals. Dum-Dee-De-Dum was featured on the US LP release 'Having A Wild Weekend' (Epic 24162) in 1965.
A Town With No Name. A rare instrumental recording from the group Madness, issued by Stiff Records as the flip to 'Shut Up' in September 1981.
Those Hippy Hippy Shake boys The Swinging Blue Jeans with a rare excursion into the instrumental scene with the catchy Dizzy Chimes.
ELO cut a handful of instrumentals in the early 70s which ended up as album tracks or B-sides and the Classical Gas inspired First Movement (jumping biz) appeared as the B-side of 10538 Overture (Harvest 5053), and on their debut album 'The Electric Light Orchestra' in 1971.
Hank Marvin needs no introduction of course and in between the Shadows break-up of '68 and the launch of vocal harmony trio Marvin, Welch and Farrar in late 1970, the guitarist was a regular guest on the BBC's 'It's Cliff Richard' TV shows. One Note Samba appears to be unique to that series and I don't recall hearing it elsewhere by him. Introduced by Cliff, it is a fine interpretation of the melody played on acoustic guitar.