Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Rare Mod 4

It’s been a long time since a previously unreleased track by The Artwoods saw the light of day. Hoochie Choochie Man, was the bands favourite track, recorded as a single but never released, until now.... as part of Rare Mod 4 - the next chapter in the outstanding series of super rare sixties gems.

The Artwoods were one of, if not the best British R&B band that ever existed. The line up is of course the stuff of legend; Art Wood on Vocals (brother of Ronnie, Rolling Stones, Wood,) Jon Lord (founder member of Deep Purple on Organ), a real find.

The Artwoods guitarist, Derek Griffiths’ later formed the gland expanding psych soul extravaganza Dog Soul; also featured, whose stunning version of Eddie Floyd’s Stax classic was recorded by a scratch band of legendary British musicians in Alvin Lee’s studio. The group consisted of members of The Kinks, Argent, Satisfaction and The Mike Cotton Sound. Unreleased until now, the definition of Rare Mod.

Gary Farr and The T-Bones, now considered legends of the British 60s R&B scene, Together Forever recorded in late 1966 and features new boy Keith Emerson of ELP on Hammond Organ; the track remained unreleased until now.

What do you get if you add Hammond Organ to a Donovan track and throw in the break from Sympathy For Devil ? The answer is this killer version of Hey Gyp by The Unknown Mod Band.

Also included :Syd’s Crowd  - a stunning examples of the hard edged Mod soul sound.
Virgin Sleep - now considered British psychedelic gold.

The Perfumed Garden - who appeared regularly at the now legendary Mardis Gras Club playing support to many big names including Sharon Tandy and The Fleur de Lys.

16 tracks of rare, future, Mod classics.

          1.    Dog Soul - Big Bird                                                         
          2.   All Night Workers – Tell Daddy                                    
          3.    Gary Farr And The T-Bones - Together Forever        
                4.    The Unknown Mod Girl - Coming Home Baby        

                 5.    Mountain Men - Too Many People Around             
     6.     Syd’s Crowd - Times Are Good Babe                           
                 7.    Row Boat - Me And My Baby                                     
         8.    The Artwoods - Hoochie Coochie Man                       
           9.     Syd’s Crowd - Road Runner                                          
    10.     The Unknown Mod Band - Hey Gyp                            

    11.     All Night Workers – Rock Is Here To Stay                  
    12.     Perfumed Garden - Cover Girl                                     
    13.     The Wild Ones  - The Thinking kind                               
    14.     Virgin Sleep - Arthur                                                       

    15.     Row Boat - I Watch From Afar                                      
     16.    Tomorrow’s Children -LSD

Get it while it's hot!


  1. Best rare mod album yet some great memories and raraties including Dog Bird, Perfumed Garden and the Unknown Mod band.

  2. The Mountain Men - Too Many People and The All Night Workers - Rock Is Here To Stay, are my fav's. Good psych-club-floor-filler-swirly-head-nodding- wigout stuff.