Here are some songs from various north east bands recorded during the period 1963 to 1971. The sound quality on the tracks is variable. Some were locally made demo discs whereas others were recorded for release as commercial singles.

1963
It Might As Well Rain Until September – The Kontors
Love Letters – The Kontors

1964
You Really Got A Hold On Me – The Gamblers
Dimples – Shorty and Them
House Of The Rising Sun – Shorty and Them
Rainbow – The Silver Dollars

1965
On The Outside Looking In – The Caesers
I Won’t Be Round You Anymore – The Chosen Few
Today, Tonight and Tomorrow – The Chosen Few
As Long As I Have You – The Junco Partners
Take This Hammer – The Junco Partners

1966
I Don’t Love You Any More – Graham Bell
Five In The Morning – The Caesers
Tammy – The Elcort
Searchin’ – The Elcort
Don’t Take Your Lovin’ Away – Kim D & the Del 5
Just a Fear – The Answers
That’s What You’re Doing To Me – The Answers

1967
Cry Me A River – The Gamblers
On Love – Skip Bifferty
Happy Land – Skip Bifferty

1968
Harry Faversham – Toby Twirl
Toffee Apple Sunday – Toby Twirl

1969
We can Swing Together – Alan Hull

1970
A Change In Louise – The Junco Partners

1971
Pink Pills – Brass Alley
Daylight Child – Lucas Tyson
Hobo Song – Yellow
No Fixed Abode – Spyda
Something Wicked – Spyda
My Friend Yesterday – Spyda
One On The Way – Spyda
Happiness Is A Warm Gun – Spyda
Anything For A Laugh – Brian Short

Here’s a selection of MP3s from three of my own bands – Jazzboard, the Technique and Scallywag.

The three Jazzboard tracks were recorded at MortonSound studios in Newcastle on 27 March 1966. The track “Hear Me Calling Your Name” (a cover of a Graham Bond song) features Nigel Olsson on lead vocals,

The Technique tracks were recorded at Impulse Studios, Wallsend on 18 February 1968. The Scallywag tracks were recorded at Multichord Studios, Sunderland on 21 September 1971.

Feel It – Jazzboard
Here Me Calling – Jazzboard
Neighbour Neighbour – Jazzboard
Bad News – Scallywag
Friends – Scallywag
One Way Love – Technique
Sock It To ‘Em JB – The Technique
Sweet Lorene – The Technique