THE NIGHTCRAWLERS - A BASKET OF FLOWERS


THE NIGHTCRAWLERS - 'A Basket Of Flowers'/'Washboard' (Kapp K-746) Feb 1966

The Nightcrawlers from Daytona Beach, Florida, had a sizeable hit with their first record 'The Little Black Egg'. Their second single was the Byrdsian 12 string folk rockin' tambourine bashin' 'A Basket Of Flowers', first on the local label Marlin, then released throughout USA on Kapp Records.

Here's what Nightcrawlers lead guitarist Sylvan Wells had to say about 'A Basket Of Flowers'. *

"The lyric idea for 'A Basket Of Flowers' was Rapunzel in the tower. It was really written around the chord progression which I came up with then vocalist Charlie Conlon and I finished it off. The chords are very complicated for a rock 'n' roll song.
I used a Mosrite 12 string guitar that we would borrow from the music store in Sanford. We did like The Byrds and all that stuff".

(* quote taken from the Big Beat liners of The Nightcrawlers CD)

THE NIGHTCRAWLERS - A Basket Of Flowers




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  1. Weird thing is that the chord progression and even the vocals have a resemblance to 'Eight Miles High' which was recorded but not released around the time this was released.

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