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Friday, April 18, 2014

Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs...Don't You Dig This Kind of Beat..2 albums from 1965 and 1966


This is a double treat for fans of the original Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs. These 2 albums were released at the height of their popularity in the mid 1960's. They show why they became so big, so fast. The tracks on these albums were a combination of beat, pop, rock 'n'roll and rhythm'n'blues, which highlight the versatility and talent within the group. 

They covered numbers from the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Ray Charles and capitalised on the beat boom from Great Britain. Listening to these again after nearly 50 years of their original release, you can see what the excitement was all about.






See also 2 other previous posts from this blog on The Aztecs:
http://theaussiemusicblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/billy-thorpe-and-aztecs-1964-75its-all.html
http://theaussiemusicblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/billy-thorpe-and-aztecsmore-arse-than.html