We start with New York jazz-rock band Blood Sweat And Tears, and their cover of the Motown song You've Made Me So Very Happy (CBS 7” 1969).
Next up, our UK pop-psyche gem from 1969 comes from The Hammers. They began in 1964 in Stratford London E15 as Pioneers, then as Chords Five released two singles before becoming the Hammers in 1969. This is the first of two singles, Baby And Me (Admiral Records 7” 1969).
Mr Twin Sister are an American indie pop/dream pop band founded in 2008 in Long Island. In 2014 they changed their name to Mr. Twin Sister. This is Lady Daydream, from their maxi-EP Color Your Life (Infinite Best Recordings 12”/CD 2010). Buy here.
Peter Skellern (1947-2015) was an English singer-songwriter and pianist who rose to fame in the 1970s. He had two major hit singles, and this is the first, the simply gorgeous You're A Lady (Decca 7” 1972), which reached No.3 in the UK.
As a complete change of style and mood, we conclude with two tracks from John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Limited. First, Memories (LP version), from Metal Box (Virgin 3X12”/2XLP 1979) and then the B-side of the 7" version, Another 7" (Virgin 7” 1979), a typical example of PiL’s deconstruction of traditional rock, and criticism of ‘throwaway’ B-sides to album tracks in order to fill both sides of a single primarily designed as a marketing ploy for the LP. Both noted for Jah Wobble’s excellent bass, and the interesting production.