SBP Advent Calendar 2013

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2 x Grapes Of Wrath

Deserter USA (1969) Two songs from the only recording ever done by Grapes Of Wrath. A well sought after EP, and the soundtrack to Lars Lamberts movie Deserter U.S.A, with the future famous musicians  Janne Schaffer on guitar and Ola Brunkert on drums. “Pi” was written by Schaffer and “Tell Me The Reason” by the  saxophonist Christer Eklund  and Schaffer together.

Chris Corday and his Beat Incorporated

From Bildjournalen 1964Beat Incorporated from Uppsala/Stockholm with the talented songwriter and frontman Chris Corday recorded just one album in 1964. Chris had a lovely feeling for catchy melodies and “I Know A Secret” is one of his finest songs. The recording took place in the legendary pop club Kingside in Stockholm.

A freakbeat masterpiece by The Cherry Stones

ImageOne of best recordings from the swedish beat era was actually done in West Germany in 1966. Cherry Stones from Stockholm had been touring in Germany for a while and the group was joined by the brittish musicians Bob Weston, Andy Mowbray and John Sze. The cherrystonesskaparsnabbarespelstillater one playing the astonishing powerful rhythm. “The Thing’s She Says”, originally by The In Crowd, came as the B-side to the more melancholic “What’s The Matter Baby”. Click the article to the left to read (in Swedish) about how the band created a more rapid sound. Enjoy this freakbeat masterpiece!

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Tube Treasures #15 Tages Dalamania

Tages in their prime! “Dalamania: En Fantasisvit” (Dalamania: A Fantasy Suite) was directed by Peter Goldman who had been the guy behind Beatles groundbreaking promotional films for “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”. The Dalamania show was broadcasted in Swedens only televisions channel at the time, SVT 1, showing Tages as the first pop act trying to merge the new psychedelic sounds with traditional Swedish folk music.

Tube Treasures #14 Hansson & Karlsson at Popside

The legendary performance by Hansson & Karlsson in the Swedish television show Popside in 1967.

Tube Treasures #13 Friends at Hylands Hörna

Never thought I would see this clip with Friends from the Swedish television show Hylans Hörna with Lennart Hyland. Truly amazing!

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Discover the music that hit the people of Sweden in the 1960s. It was coming from the ground, just like the name of the Lee Kings’ song, and it could be raw, explosive and damn good. Other times naive, childish and inferior copies of the British beat. It seems that every kid in the 1960′s was standing and beating on the guitar in a garage. Pretending to be Beatles or Stones, with a few exceptions that found their inspiration elsewhere. The lucky ones made a record deal and got out on the road to perform in clubs and stages all over this elongated country. So came the Summer of love and the music turned wilder, beat became psychedelic. This site tries to cover some of the beat and psych era in Sweden between 1964 – 1972. Writing and collecting what is possible. Almost like the beat fans did in scrapbooks full of admiraton, love and affection. Do you have something to contribute? Don’t hesitate to contact me.
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