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the bandJohn Ford's first venture onto vinyl as guitarist, lead singer and songwriter for this one-release outfit, managed by Michael Pierce's father. After this, John joined South London-based R&B/soul band the Five Proud Walkers - before too long Richard Hudson joined the band on drums and the outfit, soon known for its wild performances, metamorphosed into Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera.

See also Hudson Ford; John Ford; The Monks; High Society; Velvet Opera; The GBs

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Ready, Steady - Win! (1964)

Features 16 winning groups & songs from Rediffusion's 2,000 Beat Contest including Jaymes Fenda and the Vulcans singing "Mistletoe Love". Picture to follow ####

The album appears to have been re-issued by See For Miles on vinyl LP (SEE 202) in 1987. This track list info from Ugly Things - Searchin' for Shakes, the garage/psych compilation database.

  1. The Thyrds - Hide And Seek live
  2. The Harbour Lights - I'll Miss You 1964
  3. The Bo Street Runners - Bo Street Runner 45 1964
  4. Tony Knight & The Live Wires - Did You Ever Hear The Sound? 1964
  5. The Deltones With Tony Lane - A Lonely One 1964
  6. Falling Leaves - She Loves To Be Loved 1964
  7. The Echolettes - Our Love Feels New 1964
  8. The Dynamos - You Make Me Go 'Oooh' 1964
  9. Falling Leaves - Not Guilty 1964 Original Release
  10. The Bo Street Runners - I Do Just What I Want 1965
  11. The Bo Street Runners - Tell Me What You're Gonna Do 1965

  1. Jimmy Royal & The Hawks - I'm Leaving You 1964
  2. The Planets - So Much In Love 1964
  3. The Five Aces - Every Time I Look At You 1964
  4. Scene Five - Anytime 1964
  5. The Vibrons - Ain't It A Shame 1964
  6. Jaymes Fenda & The Vulcans - Mistletoe Love 1964
  7. The Olympics - Think Of Me 1964
  8. The Leasides - You've Come Back 1964
  9. Jaymes Fenda & The Vulcans - The Only Girl 1964
  10. The Bo Street Runners - Get Out Of My Way 1965
  11. The Bo Street Runners - Baby Never Say Goodbye 1965


"Mistletoe Love"/"The Only Girl" (Parlophone R 5210, 1964)

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Sheet music
Sheet music

Thanks to Clive Pierce for letting me have scans of the cover, the disc and the sheet music. Thanks to Bob Wooloff for the promo photo.

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