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    i'm reasonably well off for Sandy Nelson, but i was wondering if there was anything of worth i've missed, especially his 1970's stuff...his 'Hocus Pocus' LP from 73 is one of the best little surprises i came across last month...loads of superb funkers like 2001 and a potted 'Tommy'; suite that you just cant believe...

    so, anymore for anymore with Sandy?

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    Dunno if you have "In" Beat, which has a track called Just Like Me - an unremarkable track, unremarkable until the 8-bar clean drum break kicks in that is! An easy extender if you have two copies...

    Mine's for trade btw, has a cover fucked up by water damage though...
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    • #3
      I could do with a few more of his later works for sure - I'll keep an eye open for those mentioned
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      • #4
        not many folk on the Sandy tip yet then it seems...

        check him out!!!!! instro cuts of the hits with drums and Hammond...what more do you want!!!

        had a look on the racks last night and he's what i have so far...

        'Teen Drums' - a tad 'early' at about 1966, but one nice track
        'Groovy' - from 1969...v. nice indeed-lots of good 'uns
        'Rebirth of the beat' - 1970 i think...see above...
        'Hocus Pocus'...as described previously...

        more tips welcome!!!

        what the story with that 'In Beat' one Nick...whats the year?

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        • #5
          I have a few albums by the man.

          Can't say as he buttersd my muffin, as a whole.

          But I've got a nice version of 'Magic Carpet Ride' by him.

          And he does a cracking version of 'Papas got a brand new bag'.

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          • #6
            Magic carpet ride is on 'Rebirth of the beat'...'which one's the JB track on then? c'mon, fess up!!!

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            • #7
              Yeah, all the stuff I have is mid sixties -
              "Drumming Up A Storm"
              "Drums Á Go-Go"
              "Drums Are My Beat"
              "Let There Be Drums"
              and the only one without 'drum' in the title "Walkin Beat"

              All got excellent sounding drums on them, if a bit lacking on the illopenbreaksrare. Some tidy covers though - 'Boot-Leg', 'Wooly Bully', and some crazy drum solo originals - 'All Around The World With Drums' - complete with maaad delay fx!
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              • #8
                His most prolific period was the mid 60's

                http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll (doesn't look like the link works! There's a comprehensive page over at Allmusic if you wanna check.)

                I remember hitting the Sandy Nelson sections in the US stores fairly hard some years ago, and coming away with very little. There is an absolute abundance of his stuff in the racks out there.

                As for the album with 'Papa...' on it - I can't remember off the top - maybe 'Boss Beat' or 'In Beat'.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [b
                  Quote[/b] (chrisvulture @ 09 July 2003,10:12)]what the story with that 'In Beat' one Nick...whats the year?
                  It's on Imperial - cat# LP-12305. Dunno the year, but judging by the woman in polka pants, spakking out to the Cooper Black-esque type to her left, she'd get credited as a 'dangerous youth' in the Diana Dors movies that would've been around at the time - so i'd say around 66?

                  No Matter What Shape is okay - playoutable... the beat on the tune before it is sweet, but most of it is 'surf's up' type stuff... What's the Sandy Nelson beat that the Beatnuts sampled then?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (Belson @ 09 July 2003,11:34)]I remember hitting the Sandy Nelson sections in the US stores fairly hard some years ago, and coming away with very little. There is an absolute abundance of his stuff in the racks out there.
                    Yeah, he's a bit of a Percy Faith in that respect...
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                    • #11
                      As if by magic, todays trip to town coughs up Sandy's 'Soul Drums' from 68...looks fabby...Soul finger, Uptight and plenty more...

                      Another case in point i think where AGM is absolutely no use whatsoever seeing as they generally only include CD's or ones which folk have been good enough to send a review in for...there is a massive gap in the discog spanning the most interesting (well, to me) years...70-73...cant believe Sandy was in a coma throughout!

                      i'd agree that his early to mid 60's stuff would be ventures style surf-pants, but his late gear looks like an un-tapped groove-mine to be had on the cheap due to just those pre-conceptions.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (chrisvulture @ 09 July 2003,13:24)]Another case in point i think where AGM is absolutely no use whatsoever seeing as they generally only include CD's or ones which folk have been good enough to send a review in for...there is a massive gap in the discog spanning the most interesting (well, to me) years...70-73...cant believe Sandy was in a coma throughout!
                        ......well, when I said comprehensive, I didn't yadda yadda yadda..........

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                        • #13
                          Boogaloo Beat looks good - I don't actually have it but he covers Alligator Boogaloo, Funky Broadway and Expressway to Your Heart on it.

                          I tried to paste in a picture of the sleeve and failed miserably - how the hell do you paste in pictures?
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                          • #14
                            Yes BOOGALOO BEAT is a real killer. Alligator Boogaloo; Funky Broadway; all great.
                            Alligator Boogaloo appears on BLUE JUICE Vol.2

                            My copy of the BOOGALOO lp has had the front picture torn out!!!! :angry:

                            David
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                            • #15
                              I see his records all the time, constantly it seems
                              Always thought his most prolific period was the 1960's and
                              think he made about azillion rekkids.

                              On Liberty I don't wanna get up and look
                              I see a Liberty logo or Dolton logo in my mind
                              Then you guys must love the Ventures too, right ?
                              I LOVE THE VENTURES 60's stuff anyways

                              Jack

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