RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
THE NASHVILLE TEENS
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Arthur Sharp began his career in music as the manager of Aerco Records in Woking, Surrey. The group's line-up comprised singers Sharp and Ray Phillips with members of Cruisers Rock Combo. While playing in Hamburg the Teens backed Jerry Lee Lewis for his Live at the Star Club, Hamburg album, widely considered one of the greatest live rock and roll albums ever. They later backed Carl Perkins on his hit single "Big Bad Blues", and also played with Chuck Berry when he toured Britain. At one concert they were spotted by Mickie Most who subsequently produced their June 1964 debut single "Tobacco Road", which reached number 6 in the UK Singles Charts. The follow-up, another Loudermilk song, "Google Eye", reached number 10 in the UK. They further had three top fifty singles, but all others failed to chart. Jenkins left in 1966 to join The Animals and Ray Phillips got an offer to join Cream in 1966 but..., he refused. Although musically as competent as any of their contemporaries, the group's lack of distinctive personality contributed to their lack of long-term success, as did Decca's poor promotion. In the late Sixties the group returned to its old craft: backing other artists like Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry and Gene Vincent. In 1971 they released a single, "Ella James", originally recorded by The Move, again without success. Arthur Sharp left in 1972 and Despite Phillips's efforts the Nashville Teens split in 1973. They reformed in 1980, however, with Ray Phillips as the only original member. The band is still working. Phillips joined The British Invasion All-Stars in the 1990s and made three albums with the group, consisting of members of The Yardbirds, Procol Harum, The Pretty Things, Downliners Sect and other groups.

MEMBERS:

Ray Phillips - Lead Vocals
Arthur Sharp - Vocals
Terry Crowe replaced by Len Tuckey - Vocals
John Hawken replaced by Simon Spratley - Piano / keyboards
Mick Dunford replaced by John Allen replaced by Ken Osborn - Guitar and Vocals
Pete Shannon - Guitar
Pete Harris replaced by Neil Korner by Roger Dean by Trevor Williams by Len Surtees by Colin Pattenden - Bass
Dave Maine replaced by Roger Groome replaced by Barrie Jenkins by Adrian Metcalfe - Drums

BEST LINK:

The Nashville Teens website



All Along The Watchtower
Sun Dog
France
Decca 79023
Value: 25

Find My Way Back Home
Devil-In Law
Italy
Decca F 12089
Value: 70

Find My Way Back Home
Devil-In Law
Japan
London HIT-490
Value: 60

Find My Way Back Home / Devil-In Law
Little Bird / Watcha Gonna Do
France
Decca 457 074
Value: 60

Forbidden Fruit
Revived 45 Time
Denmark
Decca F 12458
Value: 85

Goggle Eye
TNT
Denmark
Decca F 12000
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Goggle Eye
TNT
Germany
Decca DL 25160
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Goggle Eye
TNT
Italy
Decca F 12000
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Goggle Eye
TNT
Japan
London HIT-434
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High School Confidential
Lewis' Boogie
Germany
Star-Club 148507 STF
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WITH JERRY LEE LEWIS

I Know How It Feels To Be Loved
Soon Forgotten
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London TOP-1005
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I Need You / Parchman Farm
Bread And Butter Man / How Deep Is The Ocean
Germany
Decca DX 2392
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TEENBEAT 6

I Need You / Parchman Farm
Bread And Butter Man / How Deep Is The Ocean
New Zealand
Decca DFEM 8600
Value: 50

I Need You / Parchman Farm
Bread And Butter Man / How Deep Is The Ocean
UK
Decca DFE 8600
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I'm Coming Home
Searching
Belgium
Decca 26.120
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I'm Coming Home
Searching
Holland
Decca F 12580
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Indian Reservation
Larry Greco
France
JBR 10001
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PROMO

Little Bird
The Lament Of The Cherokee Indian Reservation
Hungary
Qualiton SP 732
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Little Bird
Watcha Gonna Do
Japan
London HIT-500
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That's My Woman
Words
Holland
Decca AT 15056
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The Biggest Night Of Her Life
Last Minute
Germany
Decca DL 25310
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The Hard Way
Upside Down
Japan
London TOP-1028
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The Lament Of The Cherokee Indian Reservation
Looking For You
Belgium
Major Minor MAM 520
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The Lament Of The Cherokee Indian Reservation
Looking For You
Spain
Sintonia S-811.088
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Tobacco Road
I Like It That
Denmark
Decca F 11930
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Tobacco Road
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Germany
Ariola 13016 AT
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REISSUE

Tobacco Road
I Like It That
Japan
London HIT-393
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Tobacco Road
All Along The Watchtower
Japan
London TOP-1410
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REISSUE

Tobacco Road / Goggle Eye
I Like It That / TNT
France
Decca 457 047
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Tobacco Road / Hoochie Coochie Man
This Little Bird / All Along The Watchtower
Japan
London LS-219
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Tobacco Road / La Bamba
Goggle Eye / Hurtin' Inside
Mexico
Peerless EPP 660
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Tom Jones / Twinkle
Val Doonican / Nashville Teens: Find My Way Back Home
Portugal
Decca PEP 1097
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