Hi to everyone
I'm new round here, so hi again and please forgive any unintended faux pas (how do show do a plural of that?!
One of my reasons for signing on to VV was that I hoped I might be able to make contact with anyone who collects these estimable Top of the Pops style 70s LPs. ¬And I know I'm in the right place. ¬I've just been reading the Labels of Love section of VV and have already trebled or quadrupled my knowledge of these classics (as well as generating a few new questions - e.g. who or what was the Dyne covers stable behind the Chartbusters LPs!!
Anyway, my main interest in these classics is that I am trying to track down cover versions of original Status Quo songs that appeared quite regularly on these LPs, particulary in the first half of the 70s, but in some cases into the early 80s. ¬I've a few of these cover versions already - some are terrible, but others are rather well done, so plenty of incentive to carry on!
The array of these LPs that is 'out there' is quite astonishing, so as a starting point, I'm trying to sort out track listings for as many of these sorts of LPs as possible so that I can narrow down the ones I need to find. ¬It's a case of find the track listing and then spot the Quo song.
I've nailed track listings for many of the LPs in the original Top of the Pops series - all but the last 20 or so in the series anyway. ¬And I've got track listings for all 20 of the MFP Hot Hits LPs as well. ¬But these were just the cream of the crop!! There were plenty of pretenders to the TOTP anonymous studio musician cheap and cheerful cover version LPs - 16 Chart Hits, 12 Tops, Chartbusters, Pye Chartbusters, Pick of the Pops, 6 Top Hits...and no doubt more!
As I say, I've got a few Quo covers already from a number of these, but would love to hear from anyone who's got a bit of a collection of these sorts of things - either by replying to this post or emailing me direct, whatever is preferred. ¬
Ultimately, I'd like to find out a lot more about the people who actually performed this stuff, but that can come later. ¬First up is to hear the music!
Thanks for reading this far and hope to hear from a few of you.