NIGHT OF THE LONG GRASS

Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Regency Sisters

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By Colin Mason
Archaeological sonic digs uncovering nuggets of the 1960s. Hear psychedelic coloured sights and sounds, freakbeat, mod, fuzz mayhem and R&B. Selections culled from my mono 45s.
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Raw and at times inept Garage and Surf sounds from the dimension where you need an invite. Introducing STEREOphonic beat by Satan's Pilgrims, The Satelliters, The Sellwoods,  and The Space Agency 
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FRANCOISE HARDY: EP COLLECTION PART ONE
French pop and beat ballads 1963-64
23:43
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PURPLE HEARTS AND CIGARETTES
Recent turntable spins including Fleetwood Mac, The Kinks, Pinkerton's Assorted Colours and The Pretty Things
30:45
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: The Devil Is In The Trees
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan   Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military   decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,   pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,   burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian   Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian   chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables.  
24:08
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Lost Knyghtes
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
28:12
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Troubadours Syng Songs Of Sacred and Courtly Love
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
24:04
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Regency Sisters
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
26:18
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Unreachable Castles
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables.  
32:55
June 15, 2019
Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Arise, Sir Knyghte
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
39:10
June 15, 2019
Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Kings In Thee Garden
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
30:41
June 15, 2019
Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Lordship Delights
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
28:23
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Madrigals Of Birth, Love and thee Glorious Death In Battle
Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
28:38
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: For Thee Executioner
 Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
37:20
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Fancy Madrigals
 Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Virgin Soldiers
 Lord Madrigal: Songs that evoke Englishness, Tudor and Elizabethan  Dandy’s, Knights in armour, Castles with a drawbridge, military  decoration, thee golden age of chivalry, Heralds and Challenges,  pillaging and burning, siege warfare, Camelot, majestic tapestries,  burning witches, Courtly gestures, troubadour attire, Christian  Crusades, swords, jousting, dulcimers and harpsichords, gregorian  chants, madrigals, monks and horses, magic and fables. 
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Thee Œarly Dayze Of Hyghe Knyghtes: Six Ravens In The Tower
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SHEPHERD'S WARNING
Devastating British psychedelia including: The Accent, The Attack, The Flies, Ice, Tintern Abbey and Virgin Sleep.
31:17
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WE RODE HORSES MADE OF STICKS
Turntable spins this week including: Cher, Manfred Mann, Peter & Gordon, The Tremeloes and Unit 4+2.
24:37
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PARTHIAN SHOTS - DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL
 Featuring: The Clique, The Higher State, The Jaybirds and The Moviees. 
29:26
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FAST TALKIN' PHONEY WITH A BIG CIGAR TRIED TO BRING ME DOWN
On the deck this week: Gene Vincent, The Mindbenders, Riley Wyldflower and The Tickle
26:00
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ORCHARDS SMELL OF SWEET PERFUME
On the deck this week including: The Bram Rig Set, Fargo, Force Five, Nirvana, The Paragons, Rupert's People and The Snap Shots.
28:44
May 5, 2019
FRANçOISE HARDY - BRITISH SINGLES 1965
All three Francoise Hardy singles released in Britain during 1965. 
13:54
April 27, 2019
ALL THE STRANGERS CAME TODAY
On my deck this week including: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Cocktail Cabinet, Buddy Merrill, Force Five, Keith Green, The Magicians, Os Jovens, Peter Noone and Martin Martin.
24:52
April 21, 2019
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS WONDERING WHY
Single spotlights including: The Blue Rondos, Chris Curtis, The Commanches, Cops 'N Robbers, The Escorts, First Gear, The Gamblers, Robbi Curtice, Scott Walker and The St. Valentines Day Massacre.
24:29
April 14, 2019
CREATED BY CLIVE'S PUBLICITY DRIVE
Six classic and rare 60s UK psych 45s including: The Attack, The End, The Fire, Human Instinct, The Poets and The Syn.
28:45
March 31, 2019
THE SPARROWHAWK KNOWS BUT THEN HE SEES EVERYTHING
six classic and rare 60s UK psych 45s including: The Attack, Paul & Richie and the Cryin' Shames, The Score, The Sea-ders, The Syn and Virgin Sleep.
28:52
March 24, 2019
MY EYES ARE GREEN AND YELLOW
Six classic and rare 1960s UK psych 45s featuring: The Attack, Bulldog Breed, The Flies, The Human Instinct, The Outer Limits and The Poets. All culled and remastered from mono singles.
30:28
March 17, 2019
INCANTATIONS OF SUMMERS PAST
Cascades of mesmerising sounds from: Birds Birds, Caleb, The Eyes, The Fairytale, The Fleur De Lys, Jason Crest, Kaleidoscope, The Longboatmen, The Open Mind, The Poets, The Sands, Tintern Abbey, Virgin Sleep and Wimple Winch all in psychedelic way-out mono.  
42:18
March 16, 2019
HEDGEHOPPERS ANONYMOUS - DECCA SINGLES 1965-66
All released output from their Decca singles 
22:45
March 14, 2019
CAT STEVENS – DERAM SINGLES 1966-68
take a trip through the Cat Stevens singles released on Deram during  the period 1966-68. A and B-sides are all here, mastered direct from my  mono 45s. “I Love My Dog” / “Portobello Road” (Deram DM 102) 1966 “Matthew And Son” / “Granny” (Deram DM 110) 1966 “I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun” / “School Is Out” (Deram DM 118) 1967 “A Bad Night” / “The Laughing Apple” (Deram DM 140) 1967 “Kitty” / “Blackness Of The Night” (Deram DM 156) 1967 “Lovely City (When Do You Laugh?)” / “Image Of Hell” (Deram DM 178) 1968 “Here Comes My Wife” / “Lady” / “It’s A Supa Dupa Life” / “When I Speak To The Flowers” (Deram EPDM 1011) 1968
41:55
March 13, 2019
JOHN WALKER – PHILIPS SINGLES 1966-69
John Walker’s solo career can be best described as unsuccessful  considering that The Walker Brothers enjoyed such acclaim in Britain  during the mid 60s. His records have various styles from orchestrated  pop ballads, country and even a hint of the Carribean on his final disc  in 1969. He recorded songs by Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Graham Nash  who co-wrote “Annabella” his only hit, reaching #24 in 1967. “Sunny” / “Come Rain Or Come Shine” (Philips BE 125970) 1966 “Annabella” / “You Don’t Understand Me” (Philips BF 1593) 1967 “If I Promise” / “I See Love In You” (Philips BF 1612) 1967 “Kentucky Woman” / “I Cried All The Way Home” (Philips BF 1676) 1968 “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” / “Open The Door Homer” (Philips BF 1655) 1968 “Woman” / “A Dream” (Philips BF 1724) 1968 “Yesterday’s Sunshine” / “Little One” (Philips BF 1758) 1969
39:14
March 13, 2019
THE TROGGS – PAGE ONE SINGLES 1967
The Troggs released four singles in 1967, excluding “My Lady” (Page  One POF 022) which was hastily withdrawn. Some copies reached the market  but I don’t have one. They rounded off the year with a top five hit,  hidden on the B-Side of this romantic love ballad is a mind-bending  psychedelic nugget written by Ronnie Bond. Indeed, when will the rain  come. “Give It To Me” / “You’re Lying” (Page One POF 015) 1967 “Night Of The Long Grass” / “Girl In Black” (Page One POF 022) 1967 “Hi Hi Hazel” / “As I Ride By” (Page One POF 030) 1967 “Love Is All Around” / “When Will The Rain Come” (Page One POF 040) 1967
19:29
March 13, 2019
BOBBY DARIN – ATLANTIC SINGLES 1966-67
Bobby Darin’s singles during 1966-67 period were of a very high  standard and his choice of material may surprise many listeners more  used to his earlier recordings. He laid down numbers by Tim Hardin, John  Sebastian and Gordon/Bonner. His own songs “I Am” and “Amy” hidden away  on B-sides are worthy too. “If I Were A Carpenter” / “Rainin'” (Atlantic 584051) 1966 “Reason To Believe” / “The Girl That Stood Beside Me” (Atlantic 584063) 1966 “Lovin’ You” / “Amy” (Atlantic 584079) 1967 “The Lady Came From Baltimore” / “I Am” (Atlantic A2395) 1967 “At The Crossroads” / “She Knows” (Atlantic 584147) 1967
22:18
March 13, 2019
THE SPECTRUM – RCA VICTOR SINGLES 1967-68
The Spectrum appear to have been lost in time and largely forgotten  about. That was until re-issue label Grapefruit released “All The  Colours Of The Spectrum” on CD in 2017. Have a listen to my mix of their  1967-68 singles then go out and buy the CD. You won’t be disappointed. “Samantha’s Mine” / “Saturday’s Child” (RCA Victor 1589) 1967 “Portobello Road” / “Comes The Dawn” (RCA Victor 1619) 1967 “Headin’ for A Heatwave” / “I Wanna Be With You” (RCA Victor 1651) 1967 “London Bridge Is Coming Down” / “Tables And Chairs” (RCA Victor 1700) 1968 “Forget Me Not” / “Little Red Boat By The River” (RCA Victor 1753) 1968 “Music Soothes The Savage Breast” / “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” (RCA Victor 1775) 1968
32:03
March 13, 2019
THE FORTUNES – UNITED ARTISTS SINGLES 1967-69
During the late sixties The Fortunes released several singles looking  for that elusive hit record. Their music was very much in keeping with  the times although instead of experimenting with psychedelia they went  in search for the perfect pop 45 with commercial appeal and their  trademark vocal harmonies. “The Idol” / “His Smile Was A Lie” (United Artists UP 1188) 1967 “Fire Brigade” / “Painting A Shadow” (United Artists UA 50280) 1968 USA “Loving Cup” / “An Hour At The Movies” (United Artists UP 2218) 1968 “Seasons In The Sun” / “Louise” (United Artists UA 25 885) 1968 “Ballad Of The Alamo” / “Save A Little Dream” (United Artists UP 35027) 1969 “Books And Films” / “Sad, Sad, Sad” (United Artists 35 054) 1969
36:07
March 13, 2019
MANFRED MANN – FONTANA SINGLES 1968-69
Manfred Mann continued their success in the British Pop Charts right  up until they disbanded. Their singles were memorable and catchy tunes.  Flip the disc for hidden gems and explorations into way-out psychedelia  and Bonzo Dog style weirdness. “Mighty Quinn” / “By Request Edwin Garvey” (Fontana TF 897) 1968 “Theme From Up The Junction” / “Sleepy Hollow” (Fontana TF 908) 1968 “My Name Is Jack” / “There Is A Man” (Fontana TF 943) 1968 “Fox On The Run” / “Too Many People” (Fontana TF 985) 1968 “Ragamuffin Man” / “A ‘B’ Side” (Fontana TF 1013) 1969
31:50
March 13, 2019
THE BEE GEES – POLYDOR SINGLES 1967-68
 The Bee Gees UK Polydor singles released during 1967/68. A and B sides mixed in order of release. “Spicks And Specks” / “I Am The World” (Polydor 56727) 1967 “New York Mining Disaster 1941” / “I Can’t See Nobody” (Polydor 56161) 1967 “To Love Somebody” / “Close Another Door” (Polydor 56178) 1967 “Massachusetts (The Lights Went Out In)” / “Barker Of The U.F.O.” (Polydor 56192) 1967 “World” / “Sir Geoffrey Saved The World” (Polydor 56220) 1967 “Words” / “Sinking Ships” (Polydor 56229) 1968 “The Singer Sang His Song” / “Jumbo” (Polydor 56242) 1968 “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” / “Kitty Can” (Polydor 56273) 1968
42:12
March 13, 2019
TIM HARDIN - VERVE FOLKWAYS SINGLES 1966-68
 Discography: “Hang On To A Dream” / “It’ll Never Happen Again” (Verve Folkways KF5008) 1966 “Don’t Make Promises” / “Smugglin’ Man” (Verve Forecast VS 1516) 1968 “If I Were A Carpenter” / “Hang On To A Dream” (Verve Forecast 2009-006) 1971 “Black Sheep Boy” / “Misty Roses” (Verve Folkways KF5048) 1967 “Lady Came From Baltimore” / “Don’t Make Promises” (Verve Forecast B 3078) 1969 “You Upset The Grace Of Living When You Lie” / “Tribute To Hank Williams” (Verve Forecast KF5059) 1967 “Reason To Believe” / “Smugglin’ Man” (Verve Forecast KF5097) 1968 
23:08
March 13, 2019
BERN ELLIOTT & the FENMEN – DECCA SINGLES 1963-64
 Discography: “Money” / “Nobody But Me” (Decca F.11770) November 1963 Self titled EP (Decca DFE 8561) January 1964 “Shake Sherry Shake” “Please Mr. Postman” “Shop Around” “(Do The) Mashed Potatoes” “Chills” “I Can Tell” “New Orleans” / “Everybody Needs A Little Love” (Decca F.11852) March 1964
20:53
March 13, 2019
THE DENNISONS - DECCA SINGLES 1963 - 64
The Dennisons mono singles mix  “Little Latin Lupe Lu” / “Be My Girl” (Decca F.11691) 1963 “Walking The Dog” / “You Don’t Know What Love Is” (Decca F.11880) 1964 “Nobody Like My Babe” / “Lucy (You Sure Did It This Time)” (Decca F.11990) 1964 
13:30
March 12, 2019
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