THE POPPY FAMILY, Endless Sleep, 1970

This is a post answering Devil Dick`s post about  The Poppy Family.

I bought it on my trip to Croatia last month and didn`t know anything about the group.  I took it because I recognized Endless Sleep as the Jody Reynolds-penned tragic teen classic.

This is a great version of that song by the American group The Poppy Family on the Decca and the Yugoton label. Yugoslavia , probably because it was a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, had a little more freedom taking capitalist shortcuts. But then I´ve seen these double logos on Hungarian records too and Hungary was part of the Warsaw Pact states. Maybe it doesn`t have anything to do with either of these facts but a capitalist logo on a communist record is pretty strange. Maybe somebody can bring some light into this matter?.

THE POPPY FAMILY, Endless Sleep, 1970

THE POPPY FAMILY, Which way you goin`Billy?, 1970

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INDEXI, Sve Ove Godine, 1972

This is also from Miro`s collection. Indexi were a popular beat group before turning into a progressive direction. I like both songs because, again, they have a nice touch of pop.

Cleaning records in the hot Croatian sun. They dried up in no time..

INDEXI, Sve Ove Godine, 1972

INDEXI, Krivac Si Ti, 1972


INDEXI, Povratak jacka trbosjeka i ostalog zla, 1970

More from Indexi. This one I found myself, but it didn`t have the original sleeve. The wrong Yugoton company sleeve that came with it looks nice though. “Plima” is a mid-tempo progressive rock ballad with breaks, “Povratak…” is a fast heavy rocker and the b-side”Ugasila Je Plamen” is a slow driving progressive number .

INDEXI, Povratak jacka trbosjeka i ostalog zla, 1970

INDEXI, Plima, 1970

INDEXI, Ugasila Je Plamen, 1970


DUO SPEVEC, Privlacna Zena

This was easy to pick up, because the group that back the “Duo Spevec” is Crveni Koralji”, sort of the Yugoslav “Shadows”. “Privlacna Zena” is a cover of Roy Orbison`s “Pretty Woman”.

DUO SPEVEC, Privlacna Zena


ZDENKA VUCKOVIC, Sretne Ruke

“Crveni Koralji”, the “Red Corals” backed many pop singers and developed into a popular beat group. “Sretne Ruke” is a cover version of Cliff Richard`s “Lucky Lips”.

ZDENKA VUCKOVIC, Sretne Ruke

ZDENKA VUCKOVIC, Gle, Tko Je To


IVICA SERFEZI, Ja Idem U Cansas City

“Ja Idem U Cansas City” is a cover version of Wilbert Harrison`s 1959 hit “Kansas City”.

IVICA SERFEZI, Ja Idem U Cansas City


LOLA NOVAKOVIC, Niko Kao Ti

Niko Kao Ti is a cover version of  Personality by Lloyd Price, but more likely Caterina Valente´s rendition was the basis for this. Ljubav, Ah Ljubav is a cover version of  Angel Of Love.

LOLA NOVAKOVIC, Niko Kao Ti

LOLA NOVAKOVIC, Ljubav, Ah Ljubav


VANJA STOJKOVIC, Zalim Dragi Moj

The twist song “Zalim Dragi Moj” is a cover version of “Sorry Little Baby”.

VANJA STOJKOVIC, Zalim Dragi Moj