To fit in the Lupo Modern time frame I´m posting these three EPs published by German budget labels “Tip” and “Tempo”. These variety labels published everything from folklore, classical, jazz, pop to beat music. Of course played by no name artists but the records sold for half the price of the real thing. The four big hits (“Die vier großen Schlager”) of 1966 were “Cadillac” by the Renegades, “Let`s Go (Hully Gully)” by Sir Henry and his Butlers, “Wooly Bully” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and “Don`t Ha Ha” by Casey Jones and the Governors. Here they are all covered by Tony Tornado(!) and the Ravers. There is probably more to know about Tony Tornado´s true identity but right now I don`t feel like investigating.
TONY TORNADO AND THE RAVERS, Cadillac
TONY TORNADO AND THE RAVERS, Let`s Go
TONY TORNADO AND THE RAVERS, Wooly Bully
TONY TORNADO AND THE RAVERS, Don`t Ha Ha
This four song EP has cover versions of “Wooly Bully” originally recorded by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, “Tossing and Turning” by the Ivy League,”Help” by the Beatles and “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds. With names like “King Suez” for Sam the Sham and “The Stars” for the Beatles the producers were not terribly creative but I guess teenagers got the idea.
KING SUEZ AND THE PYRAMIDS, Wooly Bully
RED COOK, Tossing and Turning
THE STARS, Help
THE GAMBLERS, Mr. Tambourine Man