The Early Radio London Fab Forties
Sunday 27th June 1965

The Stones' Got Live If You Want It! 6-track EP was recorded in March, during the early part of their UK tour, when they were still playing classic r & b. Track one consists of nothing more than fans yelling, 'We want the Stones'. Got Live If You Want It! just beats the Manfreds' 4-cut EP The One in the Middle, to the top Fab 40 slot. The Stones' EP tracks:

We Want The Stones; Everybody Needs Somebody To Love; Pain In My Heart; Route 66; I'm Movin' On; I'm Alright

Last
This
 
Week
Week
8
1
Got Live If You Want It! (EP) Rolling Stones
10
2
The One In The Middle (EP) Manfred Mann
1
3
Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love Gene Pitney
5
4
Set Me Free Kinks
3
5
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere Who
6
6
I'm Alive Hollies
4
7
Crying In The Chapel Elvis Presley
2
8
Colours Donovan
14
9
She's About A Mover Sir Douglas Quintet
11
10
On My Word Cliff Richard
33
11
Leave A Little Love Lulu
9
12
The Price Of Love Everly Brothers
13
Heart Full Of Soul Yardbirds
17
14
Help Me Rhonda Beach Boys
12
15
Stingray Shadows
19
16
Mr Tambourine Man Byrds
22
17
To Know You Is To Love You Peter & Gordon
28
18
Woolly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
7
19
From The Bottom Of My Heart (I Love You) Moody Blues
26
20
Tossing And Turning Ivy League
30
21
In The Middle Of Nowhere Dusty Springfield
23
22
Strong Love Spencer Davis Group
24
23
It's Just A Little Bit Too Late Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
20
24
Incense Anglos
13
25
(You've) Never Been In Love Like This Before Unit 4 + 2
29
26
What The World Needs Now Is Love Jackie de Shannon
32
27
Come Dance With Me Pat Wayne
28
Let The Water Run Down P J Proby
35
29
When Summertime Is Over Jackie Trent
30
Voodoo Woman Bobby Goldsboro
38
31
Moonglow (Introducing 'Theme From Picnic') Sounds Orchestral
32
A Walk In The Black Forest Horst Jankowski
16
33
It Ain't Me Babe Johnny Cash
34
(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You Dean Martin
34
35
Down In Mexico Boston Crabs
31
36
I'll Stay By You Kenny Lynch
37
Hear Me A Drummer Man Phil Wainman
38
That's The Way Love Goes Charles Dickens
39
There But For Fortune Joan Baez
40
Girl Come Running Four Seasons

Climbers:  
Just Dance On By Eydie Gorme
Silly Little Girl Dane Hunter
When Love Is True Susan Hampshire
But I Do Jewels
Everyone's Gone To The Moon Jonathan King
He's Got No Love Searchers
Cry To Me Pretty Things
Catch Us If You Can Dave Clark Five
Sunshine Lollipops And Rainbows Lesley Gore
Disc of the Week:  
You'd Better Come Home Petula Clark

But I Do Jewels Colpix PX11048

Six months earlier, the Jewels, from Washington, DC, had enjoyed a minor US Hot Hundred hit with Opportunity. The follow-up, But I Do did not make the US nationals, but did spend one week on New York's WMCA Fabulous 57 Survey at #51.

Sandra Bears, Margie Clark, Carrie Mingo and Grace Ruffin were fellow members of their high school choir, when they formed their first group, the Impalas. After several name-changes, they had evolved into the Jewels by the time Carrie left the group and Martha Harvin (aka High) took her place. Soon after, the Jewels were in the charts with the appropriately-named Opportunity which was to lead to them appearing at New York's famous Apollo Theatre, where they were spotted by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. He signed the Jewels as the opening act for the James Brown revue, and the group found themselves appearing at prestigious venues such as Madison Square garden, Miami Stadium, and the Hollywood Bowl.

James Brown released several records featuring The Jewels. After the group disbanded, Martha High stayed with Brown and went on to record with him and Lyn Collins. Lyn sadly passed away in March 2005.

Alan Field's fab notes:

Catch Us If You Can Dave Clark Five Columbia DB 7625
Catch Us If You Can is taken from the group's film of the same name. Or, for American readers, we should say it was taken from the group's movie, Having A Wild Weekend. Same film, different title – depending on which side of the Atlantic it played. Likened by some to the Beatles' foray into film in A Hard Day's Night, the plot involves the DC5 playing a group of stuntmen who meet a popular model while working on a commercial shoot. In need of a break, they all head off together on an adventurous journey in the production company's white Jag in an attempt to get away from it all. Meanwhile, an ad exec has reported the model kidnapped....

Tune in next week for another Big L Fab 40!


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