11.04.2008

Gene Latter & The Shake Spears: Summertime (SA,1966)

As they should, these lads were one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Rhodesia, a former British colony in southern Africa turned into a quasi-apartheid state until nationalist struggles kicked out White rule and turned the land into the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. While the Spears spent their early years in Rhodesia, they made their mark while living in Belgium. Thus, their records, while sought out, are not too difficult to find. (crud-crud)

Pretty damn good songs here. Fast pop, beat rock, of course covers of all kinds. Dig it.



LINK: and the living is easy...

11 comments:

jeanbernardfrance said...

Hello Pablo.
It was a great pleasure to listen for the first time the instrumentals tracks of the Pretty Things on the Electic Banana albums.
I remember very well the Shakespears(with long hairs)performing a great psyche track "burning my finger" in a 1968 French TV show.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

glad you like them jeanbernard
yes,...those wild times from the guys... really nice band and tunes.. .yes a great psychy one "burning my finger".

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

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germt said...

El careto no es el espejo de la música y este disco es marchoso a tope.Gracias Pablo.

Anonymous said...

You are a wonderful person. Thank you for a wonderful blog, and a lot of wonderful music.

Romuald said...

The links are all dead :o(

Anonymous said...

Hola Pablo,me encanta tu blog, eres el mejor, brother podrias resubir a Gene Latter, los links han expirado todos, necesito este album, please. Un abrazo desde Cuba. Richard

jeedee said...

For those who are interested and understand french, there is an interesting site: http://www.memoire60-70.be/TheShakespeares/Index.htm

diabolik dummy said...

does anybody have an album/compilation with the Shake Spears song "Don't Play Funny Games"? I had it and now have no idea where it went...Such an awesome song too.

The Bomber said...

i ll keep an eye for that song...but dont remember quite well...
stay in tune!

Anonymous said...

new link pleaseee. thanks bomber, love this site!