Friday, 17 April 2009

THE POOR SOULS - LIVE - MID 60'S

Dundee band The Poor Souls formed in 1964.
Band line-up : DOUGIE MARTIN bass - CHICK TAYLOR guitar & keyboards - JOHNNY "Hudson" MORAN guitar - JOHN CASEY drums. All 4 did vocals.
Locally they played at venues such as the Chalet and the Palais but often the band would be based down South, where the above photo was taken.
In addition to recording 2 singles, one on ALP and the other for Decca, the band also appeared on a TV pop show called Stramash. They performed 2 songs, and I have an exceedingly rare audio recording taken from that very show.
So below are the lads on Stramash, getting the crowd going with a track called "He's Just a Playboy".
Big thanks to Mac & PH.

5 comments:

  1. Just to let you know John Casey Passed away just a couple of weeks ago

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  2. sorry to hear about that, loads of them 60s beat cats are passing away all too often these days, thanks for sharing

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  3. Hey thanks for puttin up that cool audio of The Poor Souls, ok it's not as cool as their 45s, having less of that introspective Zombiesy (on the Decca sides anyway) kinda feel that I love about them, but it's not everyday you get to hear such stuff...so thanks, I'm liking just rummaging about on yer blogs, cheers

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  4. I just becsme (a little) computer literate and was doing reminiscing' Great to hear the boys again and really sad to hear of John's death. Helen Gray nee Muir

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  5. Chic Taylor here...Great to hear John's ( The Case )voice again ... See you in the Big Band in the sky...

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