Dance with Me: The Autumn Teen Sound

Dance with Me: The Autumn Teen Sound

     
 

Thirty songs (16 previously unissued) drawn from the archives of Autumn Records, the San Francisco-based label founded by deejays Tom Donahue and Bobby Mitchell, with a young producer named Sylvester (aka "Sly") Stewart mostly running the musical end. The biggest act ever on Autumn was the See more details below

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Thirty songs (16 previously unissued) drawn from the archives of Autumn Records, the San Francisco-based label founded by deejays Tom Donahue and Bobby Mitchell, with a young producer named Sylvester (aka "Sly") Stewart mostly running the musical end. The biggest act ever on Autumn was the Beau Brummels, who ended up on Warner Bros. when the label was sold in 1966, but there were lots of other good (and even a few better) groups on the label -- the Mojos, represented here by the title track and a nicely snarling version of the Stones' "Off the Hook," and a bunch of others, among them the Tikis (later much more famous as Harpers Bizarre), the Chosen Few, the Us, the Bundles, the Gear One, and the Knight Riders. The sounds here are, obviously, quintessential mid-1960s, with some good garage band representation, including "Little One" (in a stripped-down alternate take) by the Spearmints, the moody "Anything" and the soaring "I Still Love You" by the Vejtables, and the Knight Riders' "Won't You Be My Baby" (very Outsiders-like, and unissued until 1994), but there's also surf music (the Upsetters' "Draggin' the Main") and protest songs (the Mojo Men's "As I Get Older," written by Sylvester Stewart). The Knight Riders' "I" is a wonderfully sneering piece of garage rock which somehow failed to get released until 1968, two years after the label folded. The sound is killer -- there seem to be original tapes on everything here, and it was all recorded good and loud. Alec Paleo's notes are pretty cool too.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/1995
Label:
Big Beat Uk
UPC:
0029667412827
catalogNumber:
128

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Tracks

  1. Dance With Me
  2. She Goes With Me
  3. Off the Hook
  4. Draggin' the Main  -  Upsetters
  5. Little One  -  Spearmints
  6. Anything
  7. I Still Love You
  8. Where Did I Fail  -  Knight Riders
  9. I  -  Knight Riders
  10. Torture and Pain  -  Knight Riders
  11. Won't You Be My Baby  -  Knight Riders
  12. I Should Be Glad  -  Gear One
  13. Hello Little Girl  -  Gear One
  14. I Think It's Time  -  Chosen Few
  15. Nobody But Me  -  Chosen Few
  16. Pay Attention to Me
  17. I'll Never Forget About You
  18. Darkest Night of the Year
  19. Blue Eyes
  20. Just Me  -  Airmen of Note
  21. How Can I Tell Her  -  Airmen of Note
  22. Mark My Words  -  Bundles
  23. Watch Me Girl  -  Bundles
  24. Somethin' Bad
  25. My Woman's Head
  26. Can't You See That She's Mine
  27. Why
  28. As I Get Older
  29. All Over Town  -  Au Go-Go's
  30. I Still Love You

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