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Favourite B-Side?

Discussion in 'music' started by irons1965, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. stefane

    stefane pfm Member

    Arthur Alexander - Soldier of Love

    Country soul singer from Alabama.
    "Soldier of Love" was the B-side to "Where Have You Been (All My Life)", released on Dot Records in 1962.

    "Baby lay down your arms
    Soldier of love
    Baby lay down your arms"

  2. stefane

    stefane pfm Member

    Willie Tee - Walking Up a One Way Street

    Willie Tee was one of the legends of New Orleans funk and soul.
    "Walking Up a One Way Street" was the B-side to "Teasin' You", perhaps his greatest hit. Originally released by the end of 1964 on the New Orleans Nola label, and then picked up for national release by Atlantic in the beginning of 1965.
    The song was written by Earl King.

    "Well, I'm all alone and blue as can be
    And I'm walking, walking
    Walking up a one way street"

  3. fruitecase

    fruitecase pfm Member

    The Answer To Everything, B Side to So Long Baby, Del Shannon.
  4. stefane

    stefane pfm Member

    Little Bob - I Got Loaded

    Rhythmn and blues singer from Arnaudville/Louisiana.
    The single's A-side includes a fine Dee Clark cover ("Nobody But You"), but it's the raucous B-side that became sort of Little Bob's signature song. Pure dynamite!
    Released on Carol Rachou's La Louisianne label out of Lafayette/Louisiana in 1965/1966.

    "Last night I got loaded
    On a bottle of gin, on a bottle of gin
    Last night I got loaded
    On a bottle of gin, on a bottle of gin
    But I feel alright, I feel alright
    I feel alright, I feel alright"

  5. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    Oasis B-sides were always as good as the A-sides up to where they went a bit crap on Be Here Now. I'm thinking:

    Take Me Away
    D'yer Wanna Be A Spaceman
    Listen Up
    Fade Away
    It's Good To Be Free
    Half The World Away
    Talk Tonight
    It's Better People
    Rockin' Chair
    Round Are Way

    Could have made a decent album, which I guess they did retrospectively on The Masterplan compilation.

    Wonder if bands ever wished they'd kept good early B-sides back for when the inevitable drop off in form happened?
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  6. BJP

    BJP El Perro Azul

    I had to look that up because I'd never heard of it . It was one of two songs on the B side of "Many,Too Many", the other being "The Day The Light Went Out".
  7. deebster

    deebster pfm Member

    Plus one for this. Just wish it went on longer. And I knew all the words towards the end.

    Oh the joy of playing the A-side, flipping over and hearing something just as good that you know lots of people may never

    Another few 80s/90s favourites that have never been far from the turntable over the years.

    Gone For a Burton - The Lilac Time (Return to Yesterday)
    She Carved Her Name - Love and Money (Halleluiah Man)
    Little Piece of Hell - Frazier Chorus (Nothing 7")
  8. manwithnonaim

    manwithnonaim pfm Member

    Maggie may by rod stewart, b side of Reason to believe. 1971
  9. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    rickie lee jones' 'on saturday afternoons in 1963', the 'a' side being 'chuckie's in love'. to me, it just evokes memories from childhood, it has a melody that just makes you feel sadness, happiness, it's such an emotional piece of music and vocals that slap you straight in the face, just phenomenal!!. the pity is it's only 2:30 minutes long.
  10. essgee

    essgee Active Member

    Maybe not a Favourite "B" side but an interesting one. "Pyscho Daises" - Yardbirds, only known track that has both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page both playing lead guitar.
  11. Gaycha

    Gaycha Well-Known Member

    I am surprised no one has mentioned Lou Reed 'Perfect Day' - which was the B side to 'Walk on the Wild Side.

    Reed commented with irony that the b side went on to become a bigger hit than the A side, but 20 years later.
  12. Gaycha

    Gaycha Well-Known Member

    The Stranglers, "Straighten Out" whic was B side to 'Something Better Change".

    Classic new wave stuff.
  13. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    Magic Roundabout by Jasper Carrott (B side to Funky Moped)

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