Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Magic Honeybus

I was really excited to find out about a recent comp from Castle Music, Tea & Symphony The English Baroque Sound 1967-1974 which pulls together 24 tracks of rare Brit baroque-pop, including tracks from the Tremeloes, pre-10cc Graham Gouldman, and the wonderful Honeybus, who are shown here in a promo spot for their 1968 single I Can't Let Maggie Go, which reached #8 on the UK charts.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cute song -- thanks for posting it.

Although I must say I hear ominous presages of the Brit bubblegum to come in the early 70s...all that "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes" stuff...

Kid Charlemagne said...

Interestingly enough, this sorta reminds me of that other bubblegum Brit hit "Smile a Little Smile for Me" by the Flying Machine who shared a producer (Tony McCaulay) with the Edison Lighthouse (who did "Love Grows"). He was also responsible for British bubblegum Soul group The Foundations.

steve simels said...

The Foundations were actually quite a bit better than bubblegum, IMHO.

And they were an integrated band, in an era when that was HIGHLY unusual...

Kid Charlemagne said...

Steve,

Absolutely, I used the term with no disrespect! I call them bubblegum only because Build me Up and "Baby, Now that I Found You" were staples of AM radio at the time and they were on UNI with other bubblegum acts like Elephant Candy.

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