Houston Wells
Discography
Song List:

This list includes songs released with The Marksmen, The Outlaws, The Premier Aces, The Masters, The Trident Showband.

In addition to those gems we have also listed other songs that Houston has recorded during several recording sessions in New Zealand, which are soon to be released on cd by Jasmine Records (read more about this album HERE)

We have also included a list of compilations that Houston Wells' material has featured on, although we must add that a lot of these have been release unofficially.

UK and Irish Recordings:

Fraulein (?)
We Will Make Love (Russ Hamilton)
This Song Is Just For You (Hank Williams, Harris)
Paradise (Pete Willsher)
Shutters And Boards (Audie Murphy, Scott Turner)
North Wind (Joe Meek)
Only The Heartaches (W P Walker, C J Edwins, T Kennedy)
Can't Stop Pretending (Houston Wells, Allan Stephens)
Blowing Wild (Paul Francis Webster, Dimitri Tiomkin)
Crazy Dreams (Houston Wells)
Anna Marie (Walker)
Moon Watch Over My Baby (Joe Meek)
Galway Bay (Arthur Colahan)
Living Alone (?)
Ramona (Mabel Wayne, L Wolfe Gilbert)
Girl Down The Street (Houston Wells)
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Howard, Orlob, Adams, Hough)
Nobodys Child (Foree, Coben)
Above And Beyond (Howard)
Hello Mary Lou (Gene Pitney)
I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake (Stuart Hamblen)
You Left Me With A Broken Heart (Weske)
Call Me Another Time (Jean Jolly, Houston Wells, Allan Stephens)
Squaws Along The Yukon (Cam Smith)
Little Black Book (Jimmy Dean)
Kissing Tree (Linderman, Stutz)
I'll Be Your Sweetheart For A Day (Smith)
Best Job Yet (Clinton Ford)
Strangers (Petican, Mahoney)
We're Gonna Go Fishin' (Hank Locklin)
All For The Love Of A Girl (Johnny Horton)
I'm Gonna Change Everything (Zanetis)
Behind The Footlights (Emerson)
We'll Remember You (Geoff Goddard)
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold (Wiley Walker, Gene Sullivan)
Hula Love (Buddy Knox)
The Wild Side Of Life (W Warren, A A Carter)
Please Help Me I'm Falling (Hal Blair, Don Robertson)
Girl Of Independent Means (Cane)
32nd Of May (Ahlert, Snyder)
I'm Looking At You (Houston Wells)
Happiness Takes So Long (Houston Wells)
Love Looks Well On You (Richie Moman)
The Blue Of The Night (Turk, Crosby, Ahlert)
We'll Remember You (Geoff Goddard)
Blue Of The Night (Turk, Crosby, Ahlert)
Teach Me Little Children (Dorsey Burnette, J Osborn)
Above And Beyond (Howard)

New Zealand Studio Recordings:

Devil Woman (Marty Robbins)
Lonely Street (Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S. Stevenson)
I Really Don't Want To Know (Don Robertson, Howard Barnes)
Just For Old Times Sake (McGuire Sisters)
As I Leave Behind Neidin (Jimmy McCarthy)
Forty Shades Of Green (Johnny Cash)
Honky Tonk Man (Tillman Franks, Howard Hausey, Johnny Horton)
I Will Love You Everytime (Phil Coulter, Tom Paxton)
I Wouldn't Cheat On You (Robert Smith)
If I Didn't Have You In My World (Vince Gill. Jim Weatherly)
If The Whole World Stopped Loving (Ben Peters, Robert Smith)
Ireland (Robert Smith)
King Of Fools (Dwight Yoakam, Kostas)
My Happiness (Betty Peterson Blasco, Borney Begantine)
One More Last Chance (Vince Gill, Gary Nicholson)
Send A Message To My Heart (Kostas, Kathy Louvin)
Sweet And Gentle Love (Jimmy McCarthy)
The End Is Not In Sight (Russell Smith)
The Girl From Yesterday (Glen Frey, Jack Tempchin)
You're My Best Friend (Wayland D Holyfield)
Little Black Book (Jimmy Dean)
Little Daughter (Houston Wells)
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (James Royce Shannon)
Sleepy Eyed John (Tex Atchinson)
Bluest Heartache Of The Year (W Wimberly, Rocky Wimberly)

Re-Mastered Recordings::

All tracks remastered and produced and additional recording (including additional guitars and backing vocals) by Rob Smith

We'll Remember You (Geoff Goddard) - with The Masters
The Blue Of The Night (Turk, Crosby, Ahlert) - with The Masters
Teach Me Little Children (Dorsey Burnette, J Osborn)
Bonnie Scotland (Houston Wells, Rob Smith)
Dad (Houston Wells, Rob Smith)
Moonlight (Houston Wells, Rob Smith)
There Ain't No Future In The Past (Houston Wells, Rob Smith)
My Little Daughter (Houston Wells, Rob Smith)
Hula Love (Buddy Knox) - with The Marksmen
Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger? (D.Robertson, D.Clement, J.Crutchfield)


Releases:

Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "This Song Is Just For You/Paradise" (Single)
Category: Country
Label: Parlophone
Country: UK
Date Of Release: October 1962
Catalogue Number: R4955



Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Shutters And Boards/North Wind" (Single)
Category: Country
Label: Parlophone
Country: UK
Date Of Release: December 1962
Catalogue Number: R4980



Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Just For You" (EP)
Country: UK
Date Of Release: 1963
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: GEP 8878



Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Only The Heartaches/Can't Stop Pretending" (Single)
Category: Country
Country: UK
Date Of Release: May 1963
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: R5031

Notes: "Only The Heartaches" features Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night) on guitar. This song made the UK #18 on 31st August 1963, and went to #7 the charts in Ireland and stayed in the Top 10 for 6 weeks 1963.



Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold)/Crazy Dreams" (Single)
Label: Parlophone
Country: UK
Date Of Release: October 1963
Catalogue Number: R5069

Notes: features Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin) on guitar


Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Western Style" (Album)
Label: Parlophone
Country: UK
Date Of Release: 1964
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: PMC1215

Track Listing:
1. I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake
2. You Left Me With A Broken Heart
3. Call Me Another Time
4. Squaws Along The Yukon
5. Little Black Book
6. Kissing Tree
7. I'll Be Your Sweetheart For A Day
8. Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold)
9. Best Job Yet
10. Strangers
11. We're Gonna Go Fishin'
12. All For The Love Of A Girl
13. I'm Gonna Change Everything
14. Behind The Footlights


Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Anna Marie/Moon Watch Over My Baby" (Single)
Label: Parlophone
Country: UK
Date Of Release: January 1964
Catalogue Number: R5099


Artist: Houston Wells & The Outlaws
Recording: "Galway Bay/Living Alone" (Single)
Country: UK
Date Of Release: May 1964
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: R5141

Notes: features Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night) on guitar


Artist: Houston Wells & The Outlaws
Recording: "Ramona" (EP)
Category: Country
Country: UK
Date Of Release: August 1964
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: GEP 8914

Track Listing:
1. Ramona (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
2. Girl Down The Street (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
3. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
4. Nobodys Child (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)

Notes: features Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night) on guitar


Artist: Houston Wells & The Premier Aces
Recording: "I'm Looking At You/Happiness Takes So Long" (Single)
Category: Country
Country: Ireland
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: DIP 507
Date Of Release: 30th July 1966


Artist: Houston Wells & The Premier Aces
Recording: "Above And Beyond/Love Looks Good On You" (Single)
Category: Country
Country: Ireland
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: DIP 509
Date Of Release: 1966

Note: This recording made the #4 on the Irish charts in 1966.


Artist: Houston Wells & The Trident Showband
Recording: "Hello Mary Lou/Girl Of Independent Means" (Single)
Category: Country
Country: Ireland
Label: Parlophone
Catalogue Number: DIP 512
Date Of Release: ?

Note: This recording made the #6 on the Irish charts in 1966.


Artist: Houston Wells
Recording: "The Joe Meek Story Vol. 3: The Complete Houston Wells " (CD)
Country: UK
Date Of Release: 22 November 1993
Label: Sequel
Catalogue Number: 5023224124227
Audio CD
Categories: Pop - Bestsellers
Easy Listening - Bestsellers
Easy Listening - Easy Listening
Travel - Pop Music - Bestsellers
Number of Discs: 1

Track Listing:
1. This Song Is Just For You (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
2. Paradise (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
3. Shutters And Boards (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
4. North Wind (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
5. Only The Heartaches (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
6. Can't Stop Pretending (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
7. Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold) (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
8. Crazy Dreams (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
9. Anna Marie (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
10. Moon Watch Over My Baby (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
11. I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
12. You Left Me With A Broken Heart (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
13. Call Me Another Time (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
14. Squaws Along The Yukon (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
15. Little Black Book (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
16. Kissin' Tree (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
17. I'll Be Your Sweetheart For A Day (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
18. Best Job Yet (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
19. Strangers (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
20. We're Gonna Go Fishin' (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
21. All For The Love Of A Girl (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
22. I'm Gonna Change Everything (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
23. Behind The Footlights (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
24. Galway Bay (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
25. Livin' Alone (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
26. Ramona (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
27. Girl Down The Street (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
28. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
29. Nobody's Child (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)


Notes: features Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night) on guitar. 7 & 8 - feature Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin) on guitar


Various Artists
Recording: "It's Hard To Believe It..." (CD)
Country: UK
Date Of Release: 1994
Label: ?
Catalogue Number: ?
Audio CD

1. Telstar - The Tornadoes
2. Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
3. Tribute To Buddy Holly - Mike Berry & The Outlaws
4. Chick A 'Roo - Ricky Wayne & The Flee-Rakkers
5. Night Of The Vampire - The Moontrekkers
6. Paradise Garden - Peter Jay
7. My Friend Bobby - Pamela Blue
8. Swingin' Low - The Outlaws
9. Valley Of The Saroos - The Blue Men
10. The Bublight - The Blue Men
11. Til The Following Night - Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
12. Just Like Eddie - Heinz
13. North Wind - Houston Wells & The Marksmen
14. Huskie Team - The Saints
15. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
16. My Baby Doll - Mike Berry & The Outlaws
17. Something I've Got To Tell You - Glenda Collins
18. I Take It That We're Through - The Riot Squad
19. Lost Planet - The Thunderbolts
20. It's Hard To Believe It - Glenda Collins


Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Only The Heartaches" (CD)
Country: UK
Date Of Release: February 1998
Label: Zircon Records
Catalogue Number: ZIRC 1001

Notes: features Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night) on guitar



Artist: Various Artists
Recording: "Joe Meeks Hidden Gems" (CD)
Country: UK
Date Of Release: 1998
Label: Diamond
Catalogue Number: ?

Tracklisting:

1. The Millionaires - Baby Cant Sleep
2. Chad Carson - A fool In Love
3. Tornados 64 - Cyclone
4. Davy Morgan - Cocaine
5. Houston Wells & The Masters - We'll Remember You
6. Bobby Ross - Just Like You
7. Ray Dexter - Jesse James
8. Chad Carson - Grandfather Clock
9. Michael Cox - I Cant Make Up My Mind
10. Lennie & Les - Snow-White Eastern Maid
11. The Joe Meek Orchestra - Cry My Heart
12. The Ferridays - Summer Holiday
13. Houston Wells & The Premier Aces - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold
14. Tornados 66 - Walking On Ice
15. The Ferridays - Two Brothers
16. Ray Dexter - Atlantic Twist
17. Ricky Wayne - Muscles
18. Benny Parker & The Dynamics - I'll Tell Her Now
19. Malcolm & The Countdowns - You Stole My Heart Away
20. The Saxons - How Will I Know ?
21. Michael Cox - Funny Man
22. The Dauphine Street Six - On A Hillside
23. Joe Meek - He's Mine (Bonus Track)


Artist: Ritchie Blackmore
Recording: "Ritchie Blackmore Anthology Vol. 2" (CD)
Country: Japan
Date Of Release: 1998
Label: Teichiku
Catalogue Number: TECX-23904


Tracklisting:

1. The Outlaws - Shake With Me
2. The Rally Rounders - The Bike Beat - Pt 1
3. The Rally Rounders - The Bike Beat - Pt 2
4. Gunilla Thorne - Go On Then
5. Michael Cox - I've Been Thinking
6. Houston Wells & The Outlaws - Living Alone
7. Houston Wells & The Outlaws - Galway Bay
8. Gene Vincent & The Outlaws - Dance To The Bop
9. Gene Vincent & The Outlaws - Catch Me A Rat
10. The Outlaws - As Long As I Live
11. The Outlaws - Only For You
12. Heinz - I Get Up In The Morning
13. Davy Kaye - A Fool Such As I
14. Jess Conrad - It Can Happen To You
15. Burr Bailey - Like a Bird Without Feathers
16. Silas Dooley - Birds And The Bees
17. Silas Dooley - Something At The Bottom Of My Garden
18. Ritchie Blackmore Orchestra - Gateway
19. Ritchie Blackmore Orchestra - Little Brown Jug
20. The Lancasters - Satan's Holiday
21. The Lancasters - Earthshaker
22. The Sessions - Let Me In
23. Ronnie Jones - Satisfy My Soul
24. Boz - Down In The Flood



Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Only The Heartaches" (CD)
Country: UK
Audio CD
Categories: Pop - Bestsellers
Easy Listening - Bestsellers
Easy Listening - Easy Listening
Travel - Pop Music - Bestsellers
Release Date: 05 April 1999
Label: Diamond
Number of Discs: 1

Track Listing:
1. This Song Is Just For You (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
2. Paradise (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
3. Shutters And Boards (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
4. North Wind (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
5. Only The Heartaches (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
6. Can't Stop Pretending (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
7. Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold) (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
8. Crazy Dreams (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
9. Anna Marie (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
10. You Left Me With A Broken Heart (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
11. Call Me Another Time (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
12. Best Job Yet (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
13. Strangers (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
14. We're Gonna Go Fishin' (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
15. All For The Love Of A Girl (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
16. I'm Gonna Change Everything (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
17. Behind The Footlights (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
18. Galway Bay (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
19. Ramona (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
20. Girl Down The Street (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
21. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
22. Hula Love (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
23. Wild Side Of Life (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
24. Please Help Me I'm Falling (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
25. We'll Remember You (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)


Notes: features Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night) on guitar, 7 & 8 - feature Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin) on guitar



Joe Meek - The Alchemist Of Pop (CD)

JOE MEEK was the UK's first successful independent record producer. Between 1959 and his sudden, violent death in February 1967, he carved out a reputation as a wildly-eccentric maverick, famous as much for his 'difficult' personality as for his pioneering innovative recording techniques.

This double album features 60 of Meek's most memorable offerings, of which over forty were chart hits and four made it to No.1. All Meek's big names are included here, most notably The Tornados, John Leyton, The Honeycombs, Heinz, Mike Berry & The Outlaws and Screaming Lord Sutch. Along with collector's favourites and rarities this is quite simply the ultimate Joe Meek compilation.

Full tracklisting:

Disc One:
1. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates
2. Be Mine - Lance Fortune
3. Green Jeans - The Fabulous Flee-Rakkers
4. Chick A'Roo - Ricky Wayne & The Flee-Rakkers
5. Angela Jones - Michael Cox
6. Sunday Date - The Flee-Rakkers
7. Paradise Garden - Peter Jay
8. Can't You Hear My Heart - Danny Rivers
9. Swingin' Low - The Outlaws
10. Ambush - The Outlaws
11. You Got What I Like - Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers
12. Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton
13. Tribute To Buddy Holly - Mike Berry & The Outlaws
14. Night Of The Vampire - The Moontrekkers
15. Wild Wind - John Leyton
16. Can You Hear The Beat Of A Broken Heart - Iain Gregory
17. 'Til The Following Night - Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
18. Son This Is She - John Leyton
19. It's Just A Matter Of Time - Mike Berry & The Admirals
20. Walk With Me An Angel - Don Charles
21. Lonely City - John Leyton
22. Telstar - The Tornados
23. Stand Up - Michael Cox
24. Theme From "The Traitors" - The Packabeats
25. Can Can '62 - Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
26. North Wind - Houston Wells & The Marksmen
27. Don't You Think It's Time - Mike Berry & The Outlaws
28. Globetrotter - The Tornados

Disc Two
1. Ridin' The Wind - The Tornados
2. Jack The Ripper - Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
3. Robot - The Tornados
4. I Lost My Heart At The Fairground - Glenda Collins
5. Only The Heartaches - Houston Wells & The Marksmen
6. Hobbies - Jenny Moss
7. Wipeout - The Saints
8. Just Like Eddie - Heinz
9. Sky Men - Geoff Goddard
10. My Friend Bobby - Pamela Blue
11. Country Boy - Heinz
12. All My Loving - The Dowlands
13. You Were There - Heinz
14. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
15. Questions I Can't Answer - Heinz
16. I Can't Stop - The Honeycombs
17. Little Baby - The Blue Rondos
18. Something Better Beginning - The Honeycombs
19. Diggin' For Gold - David John & The Mood
20. That's The Way - The Honeycombs
21. Crawdaddy Simone - The Syndicats
22. What'cha Gonna Do Baby - Jason Eddy & The Centremen
23. Something I've Got To Tell You - Glenda Collins
24. Please Stay - The Cryin' Shames
25. You're Holding Me Down - The Buzz
26. I Take It That We're Through - The Riot Squad
27. Singing The Blues - Jason Eddy & The Centremen
28. It's Hard To Believe It - Glenda Collins

Cat. No: CMEDD496

The Alchemist Of Pop is available now through Castle Music


Artist: Houston Wells & The Marksmen
Recording: "Only The Heartaches" (CD)
Category: Pop
Country: UK
Date Of Release: 3 July 2000
Label: Zircon
Catalogue Number: ZIRC 1001

Full Tracklisting:

1. This Song Is Just For You (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
2. Paradise (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
3. Shutters And Boards (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
4. North Wind (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
5. Only The Heartaches (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
6. Can't Stop Pretending (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
7. Blowing Wild (The Ballad Of Black Gold) (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
8. Crazy Dreams (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
9. Anna Marie (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
10. You Left Me With A Broken Heart (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
11. Call Me Another Time (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
12. Best Job Yet (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
13. Strangers (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
14. We're Gonna Go Fishin' (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
15. All For The Love Of A Girl (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
16. I'm Gonna Change Everything (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
17. Behind The Footlights (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
18. Galway Bay (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
19. Ramona (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
20. Girl Down The Street (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
21. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Houston Wells & The Outlaws)
22. Hula Love (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
23. Wild Side Of Life (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
24. Please Help Me I'm Falling (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)
25. We'll Remember You (Houston Wells & The Marksmen)


7 & 8 - features Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin) on guitar.



Title: 1963: The Soundtrack (CD)
Format: 2 CDs - 50 Tracks - Various Artists
Label: Castle Music
Country: UK
Release Date: 18 February 2003

Full Tracklisting:

Disc 1:
1. Hey Paula - Paul And Paula
2. Up On The Roof - Julie Grant
3. Little Town Flirt - Del Shannon
4. Dance On - The Eagles
5. Go Away Little Girl - Mark Wynter
6. Trouble Is My Middle Name - The Brook Brothers
7. Globetrotter - The Tornados
8. Thats What Love Will Do - Joe Brown And The Bruvvers
9. Loop De Loop - Johnny Thunders
10. Sukiyaki - Kenny Balls Jazzmen
11. Count On Me - Julie Grant
12. Say Wonderful Things - Ronnie Carroll
13. Fireball XL5 - The Flee Rekkers
14. Cupboard Love - John Leyton
15. Chariot - Petula Clark
16. Harvest Of Love - Benny Hill
17. Im A Hog For You Baby - Erkey Grant And The Earwigs
18. Shame Shame Shame - Jimmy Reed
19. Pipeline - The Eagles
20. Hands Off Stop Muckin About - Kenneth Cope With The Breakaways
21. Bobbies - Jenny Moss
22. Only The Heartaches - Houston Wells & The Marksmen
23. Theme From The Scales Of Justice - The Tornados
24. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis
25. Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers

Disc 2:
26. Twist And Shout - The Searchers
27. Rondo - Kenny Balls Jazzmen
28. Thanks To You - Daryl Quist
29. From Me To You - Del Shannon
30. Lies - Johnny Sandon And The Remo Four
31. Summer Skies And Golden Sands - The Overlanders
32. Mashed Potatoes - The Undertakers
33. You Can Never Stop Loving Me - Johnny Tillotson
34. Wipeout - The Saints
35. Christine - Miss X
36. Some Other Guy - The Searchers
37. Poison Ivy - The Puppets
38. Teddy Bears Picnic - Jackie Lynton
39. You Dont Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles
40. I Dont Care - The Chants
41. Aint Gonna Kiss Ya - The Searchers
42. Boys - Jeannie And The Big Guys
43. Kiss Me Now - Tommy Quickly And The Remo Four
44. Hippy Hippy Shake - Pat Harris And The Blackjacks
45. That Boy Of Mine - The Breakaways
46. From Russia With Love - John Barry
47. Youre No Good - Betty Everett
48. Money (Thats What I Want) - The Searchers
49. The Kennedy March - The Joe Meek Orchestra
50. Steptoe And Son At Buckingham Palace (Parts 1 And 2) - Wilfrid Brambell & Harry H. Corbett

Beautifully designed packaging with slipcase and fold-out poster style sleevenotes detailing all tracks with superb pictures from the news, magazines, record covers from the year.

As for the music, well it speaks for itself. A fantastic collection of mainly true classics mixed with novelties and rarely heard recordings from 1963.


Title: Joe Meek: The EP Collection (12 CD Set)
Format: 12 CDs - Various Artists
Label: Castle Music
Country: UK
Release Date: ?

This unique boxed set presents facsimile miniatures of a dozen of Joe Meek's original 60s EPs. Included are some of Meek's biggest hits - Telstar, Johnny Remember Me, Wild Wind, Tribute To Buddy Holly - alongside various highly-desirable collectors' rarities, notably the eponymous Don Charles and Packabeats sets and The Blue Men's neo-legendary "I Hear A New World", parts 1 & 2. Compiled by Roger Dopson and annotated by David Wells.

Full Tracklisting:

Disc: 1:
1. John Leyton - Wild Wind
2. John Leyton - You Took My Love For Granted
3. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
4. John Leyton - There Must Be

Disc 2:
1. John Leyton - Lone Rider
2. John Leyton - Son This Is She
3. John Leyton - Lonely City
4. John Leyton - It Would Be Easy

Disc: 3:
1. Sounds Of The Tornados - Ridin' The Wind
2. Sounds Of The Tornados - Dreamin' On A Cloud
3. Sounds Of The Tornados - Red Roses And A Sky Of Blue
4. Sounds Of The Tornados - Earthy

Disc 4:
1. Tornados - Telstar
2. Tornados - Popeye Twist
3. Tornados - Love And Fury
4. Tornados - Jungle Fever

Disc 5:
1. Heinz - Live It Up
2. Heinz - Don't You Understand
3. Heinz - Dreams Do Come True
4. Heinz - When Your loving Goes Wrong

Disc 6:
1. Mike Berry - Tribute To Buddy Holly
2. Mike Berry - It's Just A Matter Of Time
3. Mike Berry - My Little Baby
4. Mike Berry - You'll Do It You'll Fall In Love

Disc 7:
1. Flee-Rekkers - Isle Of Capri
2. Flee-Rekkers - Brer Roberts
3. Flee-Rekkers - Hangover
4. Flee-Rekkers - P.F.B

Disc 8:
1. Houston Wells & The Marksmen - This Song Is Just For You
2. Houston Wells & The Marksmen - Paradise
3. Houston Wells & The Marksmen - Shutters And Boards
4. Houston Wells & The Marksmen - North Wind

Disc 9:
1. Packabeats - Evening In Paris
2. Packabeats - Traitors
3. Packabeats - Dream Lover
4. Packabeats - Packabeat

Disc 10:
1. Don Charles - Walk With Me My Angel
2. Don Charles - Hermit Of Misty Mountain
3. Don Charles - It's My Way Of Loving You
4. Don Charles - Heart's Ice Cold

Disc 11:
1. Blue Men - Entry Of The Globbots
2. Blue Men - Valley Of The Saroosn
3. Blue Men - Magnetic Field
4. Blue Men - Around The Moon

Disc: 12:
1. Blue Men - Glob Waterfall
2. Blue Men - Dribcots Space Boat
3. Blue Men - Love Dance Of The Saroos
4. Blue Men - Bublight




Title: Joe Meek: 30 Brilliant Hits (Musical Adventures of England's Greatest Independent Producer)
Format: CD - Various Artists
Label: ?
Country: UK
Release Date: ?

Emile Ford & The Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For
Michael Cox - Along Came Caroline
Danny Rivers - Can't You Hear My Heart
The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers - Green Jeans
Lance Fortune - Be Mine
Michael Cox - Angela Jones
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
The Outlaws - Swinging Low
Screaming Lord Sutch - 'Til The Following Night
John Leyton - Son This Is She
Mike Berry & The Outlaws - Tribute To Buddy Holly
The Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire
The Outlaws - Ambush
John Leyton - Wild Wind
The Tornados - Telstar
The Packabeats - Evening In Paris
John Leyton - Lonely City
Heinz - Country Boy
Mike Berry & The Outlaws - Don't You Think It's Time
Heinz - Just Like Eddie
Houston Wells & The Marksmen - Only The Heartaches
John Leyton - Cupboard Love
The Tornados - Globetrotter
John Leyton - I'll Cut Your Tail Off
Mike Berry & The Outlaws - My Little Baby
The Tornados - Robot
The Honeycombs - Have I The Right
The Blue Rondos - Little Baby
The Honeycombs - That's The Way
Crying Shames - Please Stay


Title: Houston Wells - Then & Now: From Joe Meek To Taupo, New Zealand
Format: 2 CDs
Label: Jasmine Records
Country: UK
Release Date: 14th March 2008

CD 1: The Early Years
1. This Song Is Just for You (2.35) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
2. North Wind (2.35)
3. Only The Heartaches (2.52)
4. Can't Stop Pretending (2.55) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
5. Blowing Wild (2.26) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
6. Crazy Dreams (2.23) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
7. Girl Down the Street (1.51) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
8. Ramona (2.33) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
9. Anna Marie (2.55) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
10. Strangers (2.56) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
11. Hula Love (2.47) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
12. Call Me Another Time (2.11) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
13. All For The Love Of A Girl (2.47) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
14. The Wild Side Of Life (2.34) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
15. Galway Bay (2.39)
16. We'll Remember You (2.53) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
17. Blue Of The Night (2.07)
18. Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger (2.26)
19. Teach Me Little Children (2.20) (Previously Unreleased Remix)
20. Above And Beyond (2.34)
21. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold (2.32)
22. Hello Mary Lou (2.25)
23. I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake (3.49) (Re-recorded)
24. Just For Old Time's Sake (4.53) (Re-recorded)
25. Little Black Book (2.50) (Re-recorded)
26. Little Daughter (3.38)
27. Ireland (3.46)

CD 2: The All-New Contemporary Houston Wells
1. The End Is Not In Sight (3.52) (Previously Unreleased)
2. Send A Message To My Heart (5.01) (Previously Unreleased)
3. As I Leave Behind Neidin (2.52) (Previously Unreleased)
4. Devil Woman (4.35) (Previously Unreleased)
5. Lonely Street (4.54) (Previously Unreleased)
6. The Girl From Yesterday (3.08) (Previously Unreleased)
7. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (4.31) (Previously Unreleased)
8. Sleepy Eyed John (2.49) (Previously Unreleased)
9. I Really Don't Want To Know (5.10) (Previously Unreleased)
10. Forty Shades Of Green (3.02) (Previously Unreleased)
11. King Of Fools (3.41) (Previously Unreleased)
12. I Wouldn't Cheat On You (3.01) (Previously Unreleased)
13. One More Last Chance (3.15) (Previously Unreleased)
14. Sweet And Gentle Love (3.36) (Previously Unreleased)
15. My Happiness (3.41) (Previously Unreleased)
16. If I Didn't Have You In My World (3.30) (Previously Unreleased)
17. I Will Love You Every Time (3.53) (Previously Unreleased)
18. If The Whole World Stopped Loving (3.39) (Previously Unreleased)
19. Honky Tonk Man (2.48) (Previously Unreleased)
20. Bluest Heartache Of The Year (4.37) (Previously Unreleased)
21. You're My Best Friend (3.53) (Previously Unreleased)

Compiled by Houston Wells & Rob Smith
Produced by Rob Smith


Houston Wells - Then & Now: From Joe Meek To Taupo, New Zealand



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© Houston Wells, Polar Music New Zealand & RAAA International Productions 2007-2008



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