Friday, 19 April 2013

Bite It Deep Volume 11 - BBC Special

Just about every signed British band back in the sixties would have passed through the BBC's studios at some point, recording session tracks for the likes of Brian Matthew's Top Gear, Saturday Club and the Top Of The Pops Radio Show. Sadly not many of these recordings exist. Tape was expensive back then and the BBC had no archival policy in place until 1978. The amount of quality recordings that are gone forever could bring a music fan to tears. Luckily, the BBC made transcript LP's of some of their shows for use on the World Service, international broadcasting, so along with some home recordings which turn up every now and then, what we are left with are a few hundred session track from our favourite sixties bands. Most of these have been put out on CD either as bonus tracks to album reissues or as standalone releases.

The Bite It Deep Mix Volume 11 is a 45 minute collection of some of my favourite tracks from the BBC archive. They're all available to buy on CD or download, so if you enjoy what you hear then go and spend some cash. For the time being, give Volume 11 a play and just image what it would've been like tuning into 1214 kHz medium wave back in 1967 and hearing so much killer music for free!

Kaleidoscope - Jenny Artichoke
The Zombies - Friends Of Mine
Marmalade - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
Gulliver's People - Horizontal
The Tremeloes - You
The Montanas - A Step In The Right Direction
Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Rain
The Move - Cherry Blossom Clinic
The Bystanders - Royal Blue Summer Sunshine Day
Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack
Earth - Everyone Sing The Song
Barclay James Harvest - So Tomorrow
Family - Second Generation Woman
The Mirage - The Wedding Of Ramona Blair
Fairport Convention - Tried So Hard
Hollies - Jennifer Eccles
Honeybus - She Comes To Me

1 comment:

  1. Really great stuff. Only just discovered Bite it Deep - looking forward to going through it.