1.22.2009

Los Shakers (URU, 60s comp)

-for some: the southamerican Beatles-
The concept of a Uruguayan band in the mold of the Hard Day's Night-era Beatles may seem absurd, but it did happen in the mid-'60s.

What's more, the Shakers (sometimes billed as Los Shakers on their releases) were fairly successful in mimicking the jangle of the early Beatles sound, writing most of their material with a decent grasp of the British Invasion essentials of catchy tunes and enthusiastic harmonies. While the grammar is fairly broken and pidgin, soundwise the Shakers were actually superior to many of the bona fide Mersey groups; if you like the Beatles sound as heard on tracks like "I Should Have Known Better" or "I'll Be Back," you'll like this stuff. Popular in their native land, the Shakers were understandably unable to compete on an international scale, although their 1966 album, Break It All, was actually issued in the States. Today they enjoy respect from hardcore '60s collectors, and much of their material is available on reissues.


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i LOVE los shakers and am always looking to get whatever i can by them - THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Wow...

Heard a Los Shakers choon the first time last week, it was off the Glimpses vol 3 comp. Not sure if it's on this record......it's called De Jame lr......great 'lost Beatles ' track!! It's also on u-tube...check it out.....haven't had a chance to listen to this cd yet, but am sure looking forward to it.... Many thanks......keep up the cosmic work!!

Sectioned 43esque.......lookilespmes

Craig D said...

The Shakers rule.

That's all...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Shakers. Great band, great site, lots of british beat...
Keep up the good work.
Newman

Refer said...

A real coolgroup. Very talented and a lot better than countless American and European beat groups. Los Shakers even did the South American's Sgt. Pepper's: 'La Conferencia Del Toto's Bar'.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of 60's and 70's great uruguayan bands.

Los Mockers, Los Delfines, Kano y los Bulldogs, Dias de Blues, Opus Alfa, etc.

In Uruguay (a little country between Brazil and Argentina) it was, and still being, very hard to get all the equipment necesary to make rock and roll, beacause there was no money neither people, and, even so, just for the fun of it, there was rock and roll.

Soy uruguayo, ja!

Vamos los Shakers!

And thanks for your posts

The Bomber said...

Viejo, creo que sos el primer uruguayo que comenta acerca de una de las mejores bandas que tuvo ese exelente pais a lo largo de la historia...como vos dijiste...nos han dado tan pero tan buenos combos...se merecen mucho mas reconocimiento, ciertamente.

Saludazos y gracias por pasar.

Willians said...

Os Shakers são uma das melhores bandas dos anos 60, a que chegou mais próximo da primeira fase dos Beatles. Eles fizeram muito sucesso no Brasil. Valeu pela excelente postagem.