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​(1999/BMG Taragon) 25 Tracks - Re-recordings, unreleased material, rarities! more

The Searchers: Second Take - The Complete RCA-UK Recordings (CD)

​(1999/BMG Taragon) 25 Tracks - Re-recordings, unreleased material, rarities!

Article properties: The Searchers: Second Take - The Complete RCA-UK Recordings (CD)

  • Interpret: The Searchers

  • Album titlle: Second Take - The Complete RCA-UK Recordings (CD)

  • Year of publication 1999
  • Genre Beat

  • Label TARAGON

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0783785105527

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Searchers, The - Second Take - The Complete RCA-UK Recordings (CD) CD 1
01 Sugar And Spice The Searchers
02 Don't Throw Your Love Away The Searchers
03 Farmer John The Searchers
04 Come On Back To Me The Searchers
05 When You Walk In The Room The Searchers
06 Needles And Pins The Searchers
07 Desdemona The Searchers
08 Goodbye My Love The Searchers
09 Love Potion Number Nine The Searchers
10 Sweets For My Sweet The Searchers
11 Take Me For What I'm Worth The Searchers
12 What Have They Done To The Rain The Searchers
13 The World Is Waiting For Tomorrow The Searchers
14 Love Is Everywhere The Searchers
15 And A Button The Searchers
16 Sing Singer Sing The Searchers
17 Vahevala The Searchers
18 Madman The Searchers
19 Solitaire The Searchers
20 Spicks And Specks The Searchers
21 Bite It Deep The Searchers
22 Indigo Spring The Searchers
23 I Really Don't Have The Time The Searchers
24 Think Of My Life The Searchers
25 Don't Shut Me Out The Searchers
The Searchers, named after the John Ford movie, were sec-ond only to the Beatles on Merseyside... more
"The Searchers"

The Searchers, named after the John Ford movie, were sec-ond only to the Beatles on Merseyside in terms of musician-ship and local popularity. On their signing to Pye in 1963, the line-up was Mike Pender, lead guitar (born Mike Prender-gast, March 3, 1942), John McNally, rhythm (Aug. 30, 1941), Tony Jackson, bass (July 16, 1940), and Chris Curtis, drums (Aug. 16, 1941). Their first single, the Drifters' `Sweets For My Sweet' went to No. 1 and featured the high-pitched, light harmonies that became the group's trademark. Other covers of American hits followed and were equally successful : Jackie De Shannon's 'Needles And Pins' (written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono), the Orlons"Don't Throw Your Love Away' and 'When You Walk In The Room', another De Shannon hit.

The Searchers were also regular visitors to the American Top Twenty on the Kapp label, and their combination of tight harmonies with jangling guitars anticipated the sound of the Byrds. By 1965, how-ever, their lack of original songs for singles was becoming a liability. Two folk/protest numbers (Malvina Reynolds' `What Have They Done To The Rain' and P. F. Sloan's `Take Me For What I'm Worth') barely scraped into the Top Twenty and Jackson left to be replaced by Frank Allen from Cliff Bennett's band. In 1969, the Searchers lost Curtis who tried a solo career briefly and then went into production. By this time they were establishing themselves on the cabaret circuit, like many of their fellow-Mersey groups.

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