THE APPLEJACKS - 'Tell Me When'/'Baby Jane' (Decca F.11833) Feb 1964

So here we are, the first entry in my 'Made In Britain' series and it's the debut 45 by a beat group from Solihull in the West Midlands. I'm no big fan of The Applejacks and I've only got this one record in my collection. The music I've heard by them is very much at the 'square' end of things (ie) chirpy smiling faces, a bloke wearing national health specs, short hair and suits that a Bank Clerk would wear for work (or at least would in the 60s) other words too corporate and clean cut.

Their best ever recording is 'Baby Jane', the flip of this Top 10 single from February 1964. It was written by the Dello and Cane partnership who would eventually form their own group called Honeybus a few years down the line.

'Baby Jane' is tough sounding beat, it's just a shame that they didn't stick with this sound.



  1. Good song, but I'd say Boom Boom Boom (Everybody Fall Down) is better :)

  2. love the blog,great memories,and some really obscure items.
    The Applejacks gimmick,as I remember,was having a female bassist!
    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Boom Boom Boom" is indeed a killer track and their last Decca 45 "I'm Through" is also worth digging with some very tasty volume pedal bending guitar work. Great choices, keep up the good work!

  4. It looks like I need to buy The Applejacks CD collection. Seems I'm missing out on a couple of keepers.

  5. Definitely a worthy investment. Their version of Dello's "Make Up Or Break Up" (also cut by Michael Leslie on one of the "Doin' The Mod" CD comps)is also worth diggin' and all of these on are their Cherry Red retrospective!


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