Fantastic work from The Remo Four – a 60s Liverpool group who were always in the shadow of The Beatles – but always had a groove that was very much their own! The style on this material is very mod, with plenty of influences from American soul music – maybe a bit like Georgie Fame, but grittier – and graced by the group's wonderful use of organ, which punctuates the tunes in a fantastic way – almost carrying more than the guitars, and usually hitting these Alan Hawkshaw-like riffs that are totally right on the money! The song choices are also great, too – songs by Oscar Brown Jr, Mose Allison
, Jack McDuff, and other likely suspects – tunes that include "Jive Samba", "No Money Down", "The Skate", "Heart Beat", "Brother Where Are You", "Seventh Son", "Rock Candy", and "Nothin's Too Good For My Baby". CD features four bonus tracks – "Peter Gunn", "Sing Hallelujah", "Live Like A Lady", and "Mickey's Monkey".
(Part of the Oldays Special Treasures series!)