THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS - 'Good Golly Miss Molly'/'Das Ist Prima' (Electrola E 22 734) 1964
I doubt you'll find these two Swinging Blue Jeans cuts on any 'Best Of' collection but that's where Circles 8 comes to the rescue. The group were formed in Liverpool during late 50s and were playing merseybeat at The Cavern Club long before The Beatles happened to run riot there.
It seems that The Swinging Blue Jeans recorded these songs (vocals in German) during their stint in Germany, possibly Hamburg. They were probably recorded in late 1963 or early 1964.
The English version of 'Good Golly Miss Molly' was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London on 14th February 1964.
Both sides really rock in a good merseybeat way with an almost 'live' feel. There's a crackin' guitar break on 'Good Golly' but 'Das Ist Prima' is little more restraint with heavy use of harmonica. Really hot stuff by The Swinging Blue Jeans.
Ralph Ellis (guitar/vocals)
Norman Kublke (drums)
Ray Ennis (guitar/vocals)
Les Braid (drums)
THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS - Das Ist Prima