Wayne's Music 1 2 October 2011. Those forgotten kiwi pop songs.
Sally I Do Abdullah's Regime in 1968, a Wellington four piece pop band consisting of Mark Dalley, Bob Coulter, Mark Hansen and Gregg Cobb formed for the sole purpose of recording the first single for the launching of the new independent label ODE RECORDS.
Thought he Was A Friend Of Mine Desna Sisarich, from New Plymouth originally, I think. One of our pioneer female singer/songwriters who sang her original material on TV shows such as "Studio One" and "new faces".
I Can't Make A Friend The Action in 1967, a recording made at Eldred Stebbing's basement studios in Auckland for the Zodiac label.
One Man Band The Shevelles - the vocal trio from Porirua, evolved from the Gaynotes in 1968.
Knee Deep In The Blues Tommy Adderley from Birmingham jumped ship in Wellington in 1959 (or so the story goes), and started working as a singing barman for about three years before cutting his first disk for the Lexian label.
Say mama The Keil Isles - the Auckland rock and roll institution in the early days - Herma, Olaf, Freddie and Klaus Keil were the family base for many others who featured in the band throughout the 60s and 70s.
The First Day In The World Without Her Steve Allen in 1972.
So Long babe Barbara Ewing - New Zealand born British based actress/author/pop vocalist. Barbara went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Since then, she has played leads in the theatre all over Great Britain including plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, and many others.
Agua De Beber Bridgette Allen (69) - one of our wonderful cabaret performers from the 60s and into the 70s.
Mailman Bring Me No More Blues Apaapa Sisters (1960). Lyn and Cheryl Apaapa from Tauranga when they were recording for the Zodiac label with the Downtown Boys.
I'll Give My Love An Apple The Convairs - the Auckland Trio of Mike Dolan, Phil Seth and Johnny Bond (the original lineup formed up in Howick in 1961).
Juanita Banana Isobel Cowan the popular Maori soprano from Rotorua.
The Devil is A Woman Troubled Mind from the very lively music scene in Hawkes Bay in 1960/61, when there were plenty of dance venues before the pub scene took over. Bands would play at The Top Hat Ballroom in Napier, The War Memorial Hall, Plainsman Coffee Bar and Cabaret Cabana.
The Days Of Pearly Spencer The Avengers in 1968, one of Wellington's top bands in the good old bad old days.
Turn To Stone Concrete Lamb. The Auckland band evolved from Ray Woolf's Avengers, when Ray went solo, and the band cut this one single before calling it a day in 1968.
Johnny Rebb The Coachmen - the Aucckland folk group, Monty Heine, David Mair, Brian Henderson and Trevor Thwaites.
Theme From An Empty Coffee Lounge The Four Fours, the Tauranga Band before they became Human Instinct.
Wayne's Music Sunday 2 October 2011. Those Forgotten Kiwi pop sounds.
Michael And The Slipper Tree The Simple Image, formed by three Todd Motors employees, Barry Leef, Harry Leki and Gordon Wylie in 1967.
A Good Keen Man Les Cleveland, Ash Burton and Ken Avery - from The Bush Singalong LP in 1964.
Under The Sun The Kini Quartet …Martin Kini (Vocals)
Joe Williams (Vocals)
Esther Taihuka (Vocals)
Barney Taihuka (Guitar / Vocals)
The New Zealand Weather Report Choir Of St Mary's Cathedral (1967) with Musical Director Peter Godfrey.
Downtown Blues Band Of Hope Jug band - goes back a long way, maybe 1967 when Gordon Collier, Christopher Gross, Bill Hammond, Warwick Brock and Phil Garland too I think were strutting their stuff around Christchurch and beyond.
I've Been Loving You Too Long The Chants - Christchurch's Rhythm and Blues band - made this recording at 3YA in 1966.
Blue Smoke Wiki Baker sings with St Joseph's Maori Girls College Choir and The New Zealand Maori Chorale in 1976.
Only Time Could Let us Know Link, came from the ashes of The Christchurch band Chapta at the end of 1972.
I Can't Explain Bari and The Breakaways, back in the days of Shaggy Hair and Big Beat… original lineup that emerged from Taranaki Bari Gordon,
The Wild Colonial Boy Neville (Cham The Man) Chamberlain the Radio DJ … cut this sound for HMV in 1961.
I Listen To My Heart Christine Barnett (62) with the Frank Ifield number. She was about 14 when she secured a contract with the Lexian label.
Maple On The Hill The Tumbleweeds, arguably New Zealand's first major recording stars.
Keep Walkin' Neville Barrie & The Commodores - Neville Barrie began his pop vocal career when he was 17 years old while in Dunedin.
She'll be Right Peter Cape, the King Of Kiwi Comic verse - was many things in his life, farmer, balladeer, writer, Anglican priest, talks producer for the New Zealand broadcasting Service, a one time director of Volunteer Service Abroad … and of course columnist, commentator, critic, illustrator of childrens books, and recording artrist. Please Mr Postman Lyn Barnett with Garth Young and his orchestra in 1962. Lyn was the elder sister of Christine Barnett.
Slappin On My Black Cat Bone The Cambridge Three
A Satisfied Mind The Bates Brothers in 1965. A Wanganui Country duo who were members of The Overlanders.
Tea At te Kuiti Ash Burton (aka Alex Vesey) & The Nightcaps.
Clap Your Hands Teddy Bennett, the Hastings boy who was on the HMV recording roster when he was at University in Wellington.
I'm Sorry Sandra Brown & The Initials.
I Wanna Love My Life Away Bill And Boyd with the Gene Pitney song .
Swinging On A Star Jim McNaught and Pauline Bramley
Son This Is She des Britten with the keil Isles
Bengal Tiger The Brew, the Auckland rock band with a number of musicians who went onto bigger solo careers - Tommy ferguson, Bob Gillette, Murray Grindley, Doug Jerebine, Bruno Lawrence, Harvey Mann - to name a few.
Elena Goodbye Gray Bartlett Guitarist, Musical Director, Composer, Producer and Concert Promoter, Gray Bartlett has been picking his way to success for over 40 years. Through 30 Albums and 20 singles Gray has sold well in excess of a million units of his music.