GIVE IT FIVE / THE WEDNESBURY MADISON
Decca F11586 (1963) / Decca F12736. Janice was a deejay on Radio City and a
girlfriend, and later wife, of Brian Gulliver, of Brian Gulliver & the
Travellers, managed by Reg Calvert, hence
the City connection. She is however better known for her appearances on the
Sixties TV programme "Thank your Lucky Stars", and her catch phrase "oi'll
give it five".
As she says at the end of Oi'll give it five "The
backings good, but the voice is crummy".
Negram. A single that also appears on the sampler LP Frans Nienhuis preseneert
men vraagt en wij draaien"
BRUGGE / BOUDEWIJNPARK
Hey 6805017 (B.???) A side donated by Micel van Maele, Lord Mayor of Brugge,
flip about amusement park near Brugge.
LIEVER LIEF / 'T IS TE LAAT
Philips 319784. This is one of a
number of singles released by the former Radio Mi Amigo deejay, before his time
with the station.
EN DAT VERGEET IK NOOIT / SPROOKJE
Philips PF 320377. (NL.) Other Philips releases are either Dutch or Belgian
Start 6921. (BL.) The Start label was at that time owned by Sylvain Tack.
EN DE ZOMER
Philips 6021 004.
DANK JE WEL, LIEVE MEID
Philips 811 2657.
CBS 7502.2. (NL.)
PAS OP VOOR DE VERF / LIEDJE VOOR MARY ANN
Philips AA 320370. (BL.) As well as these records Norbert also appears on a
number of Flemish sampler albums.
more on Norbert, visit his website at www.norbert.be
under the name of EGBERT DOUWE)
KOM UIT DE BEDSTEE / HET GERUCHT
Philips JF333971 (NL.1968)
MAMMA O MAMMA / TOEN VIEL DE BRIL VAN MIJN NEUS
Philips 344500 (NL.1968).
VADER IS DE DADER
Philips JF334570. (NL.1968).
ROBBIE'S SOUL POWER Countdown
(NL.1969) sung by Rob Out
VADER IS DE DADER / MAMMA O MAMMA
Philips 6012252. (NL.1972)
PAPPA WAT GEBEURT ER / GELUK
Imperial 5C 006 24898 (NL.1974) Credits to Rob and Brigit.
KOM UIT DE BEDSTEE
XPY 855065 (NL.1968).
(NL.1967) Eddy was the lead singer in this group.
OLD BOY (NL.1970)
Recorded under the name Purple Pillow
RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT PLACE
(NL.1971) Eddy was again lead singer with this group.
NOBODY / EVERY LITTLE SIGH BECOMES A LIE
Negram 186. (NL.1970). The former Radio Mi Amigo deejay has released a number of
records under a variety of different names, this one under his own name is one
of the best.
A STAR / CAROLINE - Mike and Michael
One half of the duo was Eddy Ouwens.
OR SANGRIA - Circus
(NL.1974) Another group that Eddy sang with, and a had a top 10 hit with.
(NL.1975) Another Top 10 hit in the Netherlands.
I LOVE YOU
- Larry Cotton
(NL.1974) Eddy again, under another name.
- Larry Cotton
I REMEMBER ELVIS PRESLEY / PART 2
Poker POS 15023 (NL.1977) Yet another name for Eddy Ouwens.
The news broadcasts on the record are read by RNI and Monique deejay Tony Berk.
(LEX HARDING, ROB OUT & JAN VAN VEEN)
NA NA HE HE / BOEM
a) Decca AT 10412 (NL.1969); b) Philips 6012076 (NL.1971) The Philips
re-issue is credited to
Tribune, although is Los Piratos.
WOOPY WHISTLE / BOEM
Decca AT6100025 (NL.1971)
Released under the name of
GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW Columbia DB8360 (16.2.68)
It is believed that the released version swaps the A & B sides, although the
pre-release demo copy we have has Cuddly Toy as the A side.
OPPOSITE LOCK / THE OPPOSITE
Polydor 56316 (April 1969) Side A by Rosko, Side B by The Power Pack.
The A side is
included on the CD Emperor Rosko Complete Singles Collection 1968 - 1988,
available from www.emperorrosko.com
This was Rosko's first English record and was produced by Norrie Paramor.
AL CAPONE / KAISER BILL
Trojan Records TR 7758 (26.6.70) This was a cover version of the original
"Al Capone" by Prince Buster
and the All Stars on Blue Beat BB324 that reached number 18 in the charts in
April 1967. The A side is on the Rosko Singles CD as above
GRABBIT THE RABBIT
/ MOHAMMED BEN ALI
Philips 6009 070 (10.7.70) The first song written by Rosko, was produced by Lee
Halliday (Johnnie Halliday's father) Both sides are on the Rosko Singles CD as
CUSTOMS MAN / TAKE IT IN YOUR STRIDE
B & C CB148 (16.4.71) The B side was written with Chris Gibbons, and is
included on the Rosko Sinlges CD as previous. Rosko comments that "Id just
returned from Morocco and made this is a haze of hash. It was meant to remind
you of the Band meet CSNY. It sounded great...... stoned!"
JIVE / ROSKETTES
Private Stock PVT7 (7.2.75) / Private Stock PM 2C 004-86 400 (F.1975). Credited
to Rosko and the Roskettes.
AL CAPONE / ANNA
Trojan Records TR7949 (Jan. 1975) Emperor Rosko & Main Men.
HEY SAH-LO NEY / TWELVE HOURS WITH YOU
MCA Records MCA 226 (23.1.76) Both sides are on Rosko Singles CD as above. The A
side, credited to Rosko and the Roskettes and produced by Clive "Creepy" Crawley
is a cover of Northern Soul song, originally recorded by Mickey Lee Lane.
The B side
was written by Rosko and produced by Clive Crawley.
Magnet MAG 207 (1981) Credited to Rapartee & Friends. Both sides are on the
Rosko Singles CD as above
AL CAPONE / I WAS KAISER BILLS BATMAN
A-Z EP1115 A French EP titled "Prince of Wales Stars" with credits to
Mike Pasternak, Rosko's real name, "Al Capone" is a different version
to other releases, this one just features some voiceovers by Rosko.
ROSKO SINGS AND CAUSES PAIN -
THE COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION 1968 - 1988
CD privately produced by Rosko, includes tracks noted as above, plus Do the
Pogo, Heya, The kind of Boy and Swing on a Star,
available from www.emperorrosko.com
TURN ON THE PIRATES Rosko & Dave Cash
Q Records July 2007 - Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of
the 1967 British Marine Offences act that outlawed the offshore radio stations,
the full song can be downloaded from the
Q Records website
For more on the Emperor, visit www.emperorrosko.com/
My Loving / Sweet Little Miss Love - The Trends Piccadilly 7N
35171 (UK.1964) Freddie Ryder was studio engineer at Caroline House, and had
been the vocalist of this short lived Liverpool band. Freddie also sang with the
Beatcombers, and was briefly with the Fourmost, when their lead
singer was ill.
You're A Wonderful One / The Way You Do Those Things You Do - The
Trends Pye 7N 15644 (UK.1964)
I Don't Cry / Why Should I - Freddie Self Mercury MF 839 (UK.1965)
Freddie's first solo release, recorded under his real name.
To Get Your Love Back / A Little Thing Called Love Mercury MF 864 (UK.1965)
Some Kind Of Wonderful / Slow Down Mercury MF 879(UK.1965)
Man Of The Moment / My Block Mercury MF 935(UK.1966)
Shadows (I Can't See You) / Airport Columbia DB 8335 (UK.1968)
WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN /
WORLD OF MY OWN Columbia
DB 8427 (UK.1968)