Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hippies the Real Deal.


Tuesday 27th November 2012

CyKlopps req

Just for the music..

This news of Mathew Southern Comfort is what inspired this simple piece of memory blasting. I am not going to do any info on any because we have already used CSN, and there is no need for anything on the other Video. Just asking you all to enjoy them for their  part in the history of music and the hippy era.

I heard on our news today that Mathews Southern Comfort are reforming or have just reformed.

Mathews Southern Comfort..

Woodstock Hippies...

Crosby,Stills and Nash...


The Incredible String Band.(Request)


22nd November 2012. Thursday

For Steve at Bumba,,,  Bumba   A worth while visit for another very knowledgeable and interesting music site.

Steve please enjoy and thank you for joining in this fun project.   I think their Album art alone is worth the visit.

Ducks on a Pond.

Track 3 from the Incredible String Band’s BBC Radio Night Ride Session 6th March 1968

The Incredible String Band 

(sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1966. The band built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture, before splitting up in 1974. The group’s members are musical pioneers in psych folk and, by integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms and instruments, in the development of world music. The group reformed in 1999 and continued to perform until 2006.

Background information
Origin Edinburgh / Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Psychedelic folk
World music
Years active 1966–1974
Labels Elektra Records (1966–70)
Island Records (1971–74)
Associated acts Robin Williamson
Mike Heron
Clive Palmer
Past members
Robin Williamson
Mike Heron
Clive Palmer
Christina “Licorice” McKechnie
Rose Simpson
Malcolm Le Maistre
Gerard Dott
Stan Schnier
Jack Ingram
Graham Forbes
John Gilston
Bina Williamson
Lawson Dando
Claire “Fluff” Smith

The Story of the Incredible String Band.. The following excerpt from the web site please click link for more.

The short biography taken from Making Time. A longer version will be added in due course.

One of the more unusual groups to come out of Britain in the 1960’s, the Incredible String Band were highly influential in their day with the likes of Robert Plant and the Rolling Stones citing them as references. The String Band is one of those groups that are very difficult to categorize   sometimes described as psychedelic folk music, they were certainly an early exponent of World Music in the UK. 

The group came together in the mid-1960’s. Clive and Robin had been playing together at Clive’s Incredible Folk Club, a small folk club in Saucihall Street in Glasgow. They built up quite a following including Billy Connolly and Mike Heron, who later joined on guitar. They were a trio when Joe Boyd visited the club having heard about the band. He signed them to Elektra and they completed their first album, The Incredible String Band released in 1966. This showcased the fine writing talents of the three members and already showed, to a small extent, that they were moving beyond the usual folk style. Robin’s October Song from this album has become a classic and is highly rated by Bob Dylan.  

(For more info click link to the web site and enjoy)  This is a specialist web site to ISB and related artists. Well worth a visit.

A Commando Caddo Request ~ The Last leaf


For Caddo Veil upon her request. The Last Leaf by The Cascades.

For You Caddo~

Please Note that all three songs here are original works by John Gummoe.}

Th song request by Caddo  is The Cascade’s The Last Leaf, with its beautifully written lyrics and harmonies for which this group was known for. There was a question put forth with this request as to whether The Cascades version is the original, It is, Written by lead singer/songwriter John Gummoe it is a song that to many in the U.S. still today represents the era of the USA‘s involvement in the Vietnam war. This group heralds from the ((USA ) San Diego California area where the USA Marine Corps/Naval Base, “Camp Pendleton” is still today. For the area of San Diego California and the west coast of the United States this is an iconic group. This song was listened to over and over by many waiting to ship out to sea, or waiting for a love one to ship back home from the war, it was getting plenty of air time locally. The Last leaf was a follow-up to the groups earlier hits, but not even it matched the success of their big hits.

We do hope you enjoy Caddo~

Bit of Biography:  In 1960, the SilverStrands were a group of musicians of United States Navy personnel serving on the USS Jason (AR-8) based in San Diego, California and overseas  in Sasebo, Japan. This group, then known to many of the servicemen and the local inhabitants as The Silver Strands were playing at local venues all around town. Their friend, John Gummoe, also aboard the Jason was their biggest fan and soon began acting as their manager. Gummoe had the band playing 5 nights a week before long and had also been working up some duets with band mate Dave Wilson.

The SiverSounds then recruited John Gummoe as a full on band member, they all left the Navy to become the new civilian group The Thunder Notes, the Cascades’ original name. The groups members include: John Claude “John” Gummoe ( singer/songwriter, lead vocals), Eddie Snyder (guitar), Von Lynch (keyboards), Ronald Lynch (keyboards, saxophone), Dave Stevens (bass) and Jim Owens ( AKA Dave Szabo) (drums). Their first single was an instrumental, “Thunder Rhythm” on the Del-Fi label,
The group then began to be more interested in vocal harmonies and were said to be influenced by the California Beach Boys. Their recorded demos tapes ended up with  producer Barry De Vorzon at Valiant Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. who signed them and also changed their name to The Cascades – inspired  by a nearby box of dish-washing detergent. (I did not make this up!)

The Cascades  “There’s A Reason” became a regional hit in summer 1962. The Cascades went to Gold Star Studios in Los Angles and recorded the song which Gummoe had written in his Navy days while on watch. The back-up musicians on the recording included studio session musicians ”  The Wrecking Crew” consisting of Jim Owens (Dave ] on drums, Carol Kaye, on bass, and now legend country-pop singer/songwriter Glen Campbell on guitar. Arrangement by Perry Botkin.

In  November 1962  “Rhythm of the Rain” was released and became the groups most well-known song. It rose to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart  March 9, 1963. This still popular song  became a major hit in over 80 countries. It peaked at #5 in the UK Singles Chart. “Rhythm of the Rain” sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song spent two weeks at number one on the US Easy Listening charts,  It also made a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, and a number-one single in Ireland. In 1999, BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) listed the song as the ninth most performed song on radio/TV in the 20th century, also an extremely popular cover tune. This Cascades’ recording was used in the soundtrack of the 1979 film Quadrophenia and included in its soundtrack album.

The Cascades perform in a 2006 concert

The group continued recording, producing an album, and several further singles. The Cascades did continue to receive major radio airplay in their hometown, San Diego. The Cascades  song “Maybe The Rain Will Fall” did fairly well on San Diego radio charts in the summer of 1969.
The group stayed  together and performed for some years, playing in local San Diego clubs like The Cinnamon Cinder, and at other times, touring widely. John Gummoe left the group in 1967 to pursue a solo career and later formed the band Kentucky Express.  A reunion of The Cascades with John Gummoe, Jim  Owen, and  Eddy Snyder as the remaining original members were held a few times over the ensuing years. They split up again in 1975. Snyder later recorded country music under the name Eddie Preston, John Gummoe recorded a dance mix of “Rhythm of the Rain” in 1990. The group reformed in 1995, 2004, and again in 2006. The three original members are often doing charity gigs as reunion shows in the San Diego area.


Resource: Wikipedia
The Cascades
Origin    San Diego, USA
Genres    Pop music
Years active    1960 to 1975
Reunions in 1995, 2006 and 2012
Labels    Valiant (US), Warner (Canada)
Past members
John Gummoe
Eddie Snyder
David Szabo
Dave Stevens
Dave Wilson
Chart singles
Year    Title    U.S. Hot 100[9]    UK Singles Chart[12
1963    “Rhythm of the Rain”    3    5
“The Last Leaf”    60    –
“Shy Girl”    91    –
“For Your Sweet Love”    86    –
1969    “Maybe The Rain Will Fall”    61    –

Rhythm of The Rain (1963)
What Goes On Inside (1968)

Caddo we hope this gave you what it is you are looking for and then some, Thank you for the support to Cyklopps, Rides Again. Come on back with another request any time. We’d love to do it again for you.

For an interview with John Gummoe just click on link.

Another Roughseas-Request


16th November 2012

My Notes…Enjoy please…

PS. roughseas if you want a copy of this song or vid i can pass it to you.

Hey roughseas you ask me for this song and I was not going to let it beat me. I managed to find the song, but not a video, so to get over this I managed to find a place that allowed me to download it, and then to enable me to put it on my site I made the music into a video and uploaded it to You Tube and then do the normal thing to get it onto my CyKlopps site. Roughseas I really hope you enjoy this song and of course the simple pictures into video. This song comes off the Album called ‘Mighty Garvey’   The song I use is from BBC pick of the pops.     Thank you roughseas enjoyed this challenge

Manfred Mann….brief notes.

The Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers were formed in London by keyboard player Manfred Mann and drummer/vibes/piano player Mike Hugg,  who formed a house band in Clacton-on-Sea that also featured Graham Bond. Bringing a shared love of jazz to the British blues boom, then sweeping London’s clubs (which also spawned Alexis Korner, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds), the band was completed by Mike Vickers on guitaralto saxophone and flutebassist Dave Richmond and Paul Jones as lead vocalist and harmonicist. By this time they had changed their name to Manfred Mann & The Manfreds. Gigging throughout late 1962 and early 1963 the band soon attracted attention for their distinctive sound.

After changing their name to Manfred Mann at the behest of their label’s producer John Burgess, the group signed with His Master’s Voice in March 1963 and began their recorded output that July with the slow, bluesy instrumental single “Why Should We Not?”  It failed to chart, as did its follow-up (with vocals), “Cock-a-Hoop.” The overdubbed instrumental soloing on woodwinds, vibes, harmonica and second keyboard lent considerable weight to the group’s sound and demonstrated the jazz-inspired technical prowess in which they took pride.

After doing this post I have to say I learnt something, one note is the amount of players he had and one especially by the name of Jack Bruce, ex Cream, actually before Cream. Thank you roughseas enjoyed this challenge

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Kiki Dee…

Kiki Dee is the stage name of Pauline Matthews (born 6 March 1947, Little HortonBradfordWest Riding of Yorkshire, England), an English singer with a career spanning more than 40 years.

She is best known for her 1976 duet with Elton John, entitled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart“, which went to Number 1 both in the UK Singles Chartand the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1993 she performed another duet with Elton John for his Duets album, a cover version of Cole Porter‘s “True Love“, which reached #2 in the UK.


In the 1970’s,  Kiki was in a long-term relationship with Elton John’s guitarist Davey Johnstone.  When the relationship ended, it took her a long time to get over the loss. She has never married and has never had children. In 1991, Kiki was diagnosed with uterine cancer. After surgery and radiation treatments, Dee seems to have beaten the disease. She currently lives in a cottage in Hertfordshire.

Now Taking Your Requests


Come on everybody!

Any or all takers lets us know your requests and we shall do it for you. Doesn’t matter what you want, we will find for you.

Looking for that lost Rock n Roll song you last heard when you were in your teens, 20’s, 30’s, or..?  Can’t remember a favorite tune’s title, songwriter, or even lyrics? A current event from any era?  Trivia? Challenge us, I dare you.

Just want to hear a special song  or know when it was released, some biography on who played rhythm, lead, or drums on a particular version of a tune? Now you cam request it!  How about the concert tour you are looking for? Anything you want to know about the era and music of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s?  Brocks Music Shed will search for you and then in your request’s honor we will post the results right here where you left your request.

A slight amendment as from August 2013, this site has changed name, and is now doing music of all forms and all years. Ranging from as already mentioned, but now it includes folk, jazz, children’s, humorous, in fact any style that is deemed fit for posting. So come on people start showing us what you have. What you like and want to listen to.

Let us at Brocks Music Shed be your resource, let us find it for you.

More Roughseas Ahead..


13th November 2012 Tuesday.


roughseasinthemed    click to visit her site and enjoy.

Roughseas has again asked for a post and due to her loyalty and our kindness at CyKlopps we thought it only proper to honour her request. And Roughseas I really do hope you like and enjoy the tunes I have posted for you. As for the others in your list we will keep them for another day. Do not want to flood the market.

John Robert “Joe” Cocker  OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is known for his gritty voice, his idiosyncratic arm movements while performing, and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of the Beatles.   He is the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his #1 hit “Up Where We Belong“, a duet he performed with Jennifer Warnes. He was ranked #97 on Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers list.

I think this a beautiful version, and video. hope you agree..This song put me onto him many years ago, and it is far superior to the Beatle version. He has that earthy gritty voice with so much for the songs he is singing.

Here is another beautiful song showing his versatility by doing a duet with another beautiful voice. Any fans of Joe Cocker will know her and this song so very well. It certainly takes me back to the days of love and beautiful people and music.


Golden Earring…

    Golden Earring…old and new.        

Well I must admit I have been converted, I neither liked or disliked but doing research on them and finding the amount of music they have done and listening to much of it, I have now become a Golden Earring fan. Roughseas’ I think your choice is very good and I hope you enjoy my choices for you. Obviously had to include their big Brit hit.

Here is a little bit of info about them via Wikipedia.

Origin The HagueNetherlands
Genres Hard rock
Progressive rock
Psychedelic rock
Years active 1961–present
Labels Polydor , Universal
George Kooymans
Rinus Gerritsen
Barry Hay
Cesar Zuiderwijk
Past members
Hans van Herwerden
Fred van der Hilst
Jaap Eggermont
Frans Krassenburg
Peter de Ronde
Sieb Warner
Bertus Borgers
Eelco Gelling
Robert Jan Stips
John Legrand

Golden Earring are a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings (the ‘s’ was dropped in 1969). They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs “Radar Love” in 1973, “Twilight Zone” in 1982, and “When the Lady Smiles” in 1984. During their 51 year old career they topped the Dutch rock charts on over 40 occasions; over the years they produced 41 studio albums. Current members of Golden Earring are Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone, member since 1968), George Kooymans (vocals and guitar, founder of band), Rinus Gerritsen(bass and keyboard, founding member), and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums and percussion, member since 1970).



6th November 2012 Tuesday

Eloise, my daughter’s name,

Barry Ryan (born Barry Sapherson, 24 October 1948, LeedsYorkshire) was an English pop singer. He is currently a photographer.

The son of pop singer Marion Ryan, Ryan and his twin brother Paul began to perform at the age of 16. In 1965 they signed a recording contract with Decca and, under the name of “Paul & Barry Ryan”, brought out singles such as “Don’t Bring Me Your Heartaches” (1965), “Have Pity on the Boy” (1966) and “Missy Missy” (1966). His stepfather was the American agent and music promoter Harold Davison.

When it turned out that Ryan’s brother was unable to cope any longer with the stress connected with show business, the brothers decided that Paul would write the songs which Ryan would interpret as a solo artist. Their greatest success as a composer singer duo, now for MGM Records, was “Eloise” (1968), melodramatic and heavily orchestrated. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[1] Later singles included “Love Is Love” (also 1968), “The Hunt” (1969), “Magical Spiel” (1970) and “Kitsch” (1970)

  Barry Ryan the original. (Click to View)


My daughter’s name came from Barry Ryan’s song ‘Eloise’ of the late 1960’s, one of my favorite songs of all time. However her mother disagrees, her Eloise is from band ‘The Damned’ below I included both versions, why not listen to them both and let me know your choice… Either way I think it is a fabulous medal for my daughter’s name. Her middle names are of my mother. Eleanor Ninon.

 The Damned – version circa 1984