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(2006/CASTLE) 36 original tracks more

Joe Meek: Telstar - The Hits Of Joe Meek (2-CD)

(2006/CASTLE) 36 original tracks

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Meek, Joe - Telstar - The Hits Of Joe Meek (2-CD) CD 1
01 Johnny Remember Me LEYTON, John
02 Be Mine FORTUNE, Lance
03 Just Like Eddie HEINZ
04 Walkin' With My Angel STARR, Lee & THE ASTRALS
05 Bouzoukis ATHENIANS
06 Globetrotter TORNADOS
07 What's News Pussycat CRYING SHAMES
08 Can't You Hear The Beat Of A Broken Heart GREGORY, Ian
09 Lonely City LEYTON, John
10 Mr. Blue MacBETH, David
11 The Garden Of Eden MILLER, Gary
12 Lover Return PETE & THE BOULEVARDS
13 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right HEINZ & THE WILD BOYS
14 The Ice Cream Man TORNADOS
15 Please Stay CRYING SHAMES
16 The Next Train Out Of Town MILLER, Betty
17 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For FORD, Emile & THE CHECKMATES
18 Tribute To Buddy Holly BERRY, Mike & THE OUTLAWS
19 CD-2
20 Telstar TORNADOS
21 Son This Is She LEYTON, John
22 Don't You Think It's Time BERRY, Mike & THE OUTLAWS
23 September In The Rain PAUL & RITCHIE
24 Time Will Tell GREGORY, Ian
25 Diggin' My Potatoes HEINZ & THE WILD BOYS
26 You're My Girl PETE & THE BOULEVARDS
27 The Story Of My Life MILLER, Gary
28 This Love I Have For You FORTUNE, Lance
29 Robot TORNADOS
30 Wild Wind LEYTON, John
31 Nobody Waved Goodbye CRYING SHAMES
32 Questions I Can't Answer HEINZ
33 What'cha Gonna Do Baby EDDY, Jason & THE CENTREMEN
34 I Take It We're Through RIOT SQUAD
35 Little Baby BLUE RONDOS
36 Cumberland Gap DONEGAN, Lonnie
37 How Will It End? LEYTON, John
Joe Meek Meek came from Gloucester and did his National Service in the RAF as a radio... more
"Joe Meek"

Joe Meek

Meek came from Gloucester and did his National Service in the RAF as a radio technician in the early Fifties. In 1953, he came out and went to work as an engineer at the IBC studio, at that time one of only two independent studios in London. There he engineered records by Frankie Vaughan (`Green Door'), Denis Lotis, Lita Roza, Shirley Bassey, Anne Shelton, Harry Secombe and Petula Clark. In 1956, Meek went to work for Denis Preston at Lans-downe Studios, where he was engineer on several of Lonnie Donegan's early hits, including 'Cumberland Gap' and `Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O' as well as trad jazz records by Humphrey Lyttelton and Chris Barber. He also began dabbling in songwriting and in 1958 wrote Tommy Steele's Tut A Ring On Her Finger'.

Leaving Lansdowne in 1960, Meek built his own studio in a flat above a shop in Holloway, North London, equipping it with £3,000 worth of second-hand equipment. He called it RGM Sound and simultaneously activated his own label, Triumph, going against all odds at a time when British pop was monopolized by the three major labels.

A cover version of an American hit, 'Angela Jones' by Michael Cox, reached the Top Ten in June, 1960 but none of Triumph's other releases were successful and Meek discontinued the label in favour of tape-lease deals with the majors. He scored the following year with John Leyton's eerie, futuristic 'Johnny Remember Me' and 'Wild Wind', Mike Berry's poignant `Tribute to Buddy Holly' and several smaller hits by the Outlaws (with Richie Blackmore) who backed many of Meek's artists on record.

In 1962, a combination of Meek's session musicians recor-ded an instrumental he wrote titled `Te!star', under the name of the Tornados, which proved his biggest selling hit, reach-ing No. 1 in both Britain and America. In production terms, it still remains far ahead of contemporary records. The Tor-nados followed up with several slightly less successful records including 'Robot', 'Globetrotter' and 'Ice Cream Man' be-fore being swamped in the ensuing Merseybeat craze. Never-theless, Meek scored early in 1963 with Mike Berry's 'Don't You Think It's Time' and in 1964 with the Honeycomb's `Have I The Right', but found the going hard in the mid-Sixties.

He had no hits in 1966 and faced with increasing anxiety through personal problems, blew his brains out with a shotgun on February 3, 1967.

 

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