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Friday, May 22, 2009

The Hunters - 60s Pop Music - British Invasion


The group originated with guitarist Brian Parker and the band from Hertfordshire, England, was called the Hunters, who recorded for the Fontana label in 1961. Parker left the Hunters in early 1962 and joined Adam Faith's (singing idol) backing band.
The Hunters from 1962
Hits From The Hunters was first produced in 1962 but the attraction was the music selection. Elvis Presley's, "All Shook Up," "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," Cliff's, "With A Girl Like You," and The Everly's, "Walk Right Back," and "All I Have To Do Is Dream," were instrumentalised and a standard oldie, "Misty" brought to life by the uniqueness of The Hunter's composition and rendition.

Like many Singapore re-union gigs, there was a short come-back with the group in 2001 in England, with Parker playing lead. For the audience, it was really emotional to listen to so many old tunes, especially the perennial hit, "Runaway."

Hits From The Hunters Fontana Records (Cover)
Runaway was definitely a favourite with the guitar groups in Singapore and played as many times as there were 60s concerts. It was always in the repertoire. I have taken the liberty of posting this article because I have the original copy  of the above record. Quite a find for $2.00.

"Another instrumental on the same record, Teen Scene was pretty well known. It had been written by singer Teddy Randazzo. The Hunters gave it a real punchy treatment and used an added vocal chorus to boost up the sound. The Hunters grew up in the Cheshunt locality, the boyhood home of Cliff Richard.

Line-up:
Brian Parker (Fender Jazzmaster, Gibson GA-5T amp , Watkins Copycat echo)
Norman Stracey (Gibson ES-175)
John Rogers (Fender Precision Bass)
Norman Sheffield (Trixon drums)

Dedicated to the late Brian Parker (also member of Unit 4+2 and co-writer of Concrete & Clay)".
Above information from You Tube by: yellowitoms61

Image: You Tube Video from SirBasildeBrush.

3 comments:

MULTILINKACS said...

Re The Hunters.

Its not a waa waa. They had not been invented !. Its a DeArmond volume and tone pedal. Great gadget. Up and down for volume and left and right for tone, gliding through in an arc gave the odd sound.

multilinkacs

Banderuola66 said...


I know this one !!!!!!! I mean I know Del's version, but this is great too.

I can sing along with this one. I am walking in the rain, woa woa woa woa

wonder, where he will beeeeeee, my little runaway, run run run run

runawayyyyyyyne. Did you notice something ?

Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed it very much. Big Hugs. Sonja


Andy Lim* said...

Above comments taken from YouTube.