Sunday, May 06, 2007

Teddy Robin & The Playboys-The 'In' Sounds Of Hong Kong!

1965 till 1969 Hong Kong Beat/Garage/Psychedelic Pop

got this album from some one about a month ago
first heard these guys on the Asian volume of the
Love,Peace and Poetry compilation serie's
with the excellent track Magic Colors
a long search followed to find more....
so here it is !
The Only Availible Compilation of this band

plus some tracks i found

"Not unlike all the Occidental places in the world, Hong Kong also experienced the beat boom in the mid '60s. Many groups appeared at that time, and some of them left some great records that still today are very fresh and enjoyable. Names like The Mystics, Danny Diaz and the Checkmates, Joe Jr. and the Side Effects or many others took the Hong Kong youth by storm, but no doubt that the most cool and successful group was Teddy R0bin & the Playboys. They released four albums, one double album and a big number of 45s, from 1965 to 1969. The double album was a kind of 'greatest hits' and today it's one of the most rare and sought-after collector's items from Asia. Their music ranged, during all the time they were active, from '60s pop, beat, garage, fuzz-punk and psychedelia. To our taste, we wouldn't say that their full discography is ace as they (like so many others by then) recorded some pretty lame pop songs as well. But hell how good the rest is! None of these albums has been reissued in any format, so here is, for the first time ever, a CD compilation of the coolest tracks by Hong Kong's sensation, Teddy Robin & the Playboys."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really made my day with Teddy Robin! I had only heard a couple tracks on comps and tried to find more to no avail. So this is like the HOLY GRAIL to me!
I listened to this first before commenting and all I can say this is great! Some of the covers are interesting too. They even make an interesting psych song of ZIP A DEE DOO DAH. The Searcher's DON'T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY is also given a great psych treatment. I'M NOT YOUR STEPPING STONE is better here than even the Monkees or Paul Revere versions. But best of all is WHAT'D I SAY! That is one of the weirdest guitar and organ freakouts in the middle that I've ever heard.(Take That Ray Charles!) Thanks so much.
Also thank you for re-upping HAPPY END. I missed it first time around.
Thanks much for turning me on to all these Asian sounds!

1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Dirk,

great blog, beautiful postings. Thanks a lot for the Teddy Robin and the Carnaby-rips. Keep on posting the cool stuff!

PS.: would you kindly check the Tempters-link? I can get no download. Thanks a lot!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

thanks for the music! would you happen to have the self titled album by Slap Happy Humphrey that you could put up?

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have SHH if dirk needs to DL it on soulseek before he can post it.


1:40 PM  
Blogger Justin Vaccaro said...

hey dirk,
Thanks for another fantastic post! i had only heard a couple of these tracks on comps before this, but the whole thing is great. heavy rotation over in this neck of the woods.
all the best,

2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason I couldn't download the file from the upload site but the
the songs I listened to in myspace were great! Thanks!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Samantha Culp said...

Hello-- I live in HK and love 60s Asian rock, so I was excited to see this post and hear the Myspace tracks-- but the link doesn't download! Just counts down from 39s to 0s and then starts again at 39... if you have any other tips for download, I'd be so grateful--

9:43 PM  
Blogger Samantha Culp said...

Never mind, I got it to work! Thank you SO MUCH, it is awesome.
Best wishes from Hong Kong, you rock,

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I come from Hong Kong. I really love the band sound of Hong Kong in 60's.

Come to my blog with some articles regarding the old bands in Hong Kong.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link doesn't seem to work anymore.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please re-up this gem if you hv time
thanks in advance~

9:53 PM  
Blogger blue said...

pls consider to re-up the Teddy Robin & The Playboys-The 'In' Sounds Of Hong Kong!
thanks a lotttttttttttttt!
greets from hongkong

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for Teddy's song "I can't be hurt anymore". Anyone can post it to Youtube.

6:10 AM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

hey glad you promote this awesome band!
as well as their previous band, Teddy Robin & The Playboys.
thanks for sharing!I really like the last link that you share!!

11:13 PM  
Blogger massiosare89 said...

you can re-upload the files? please

5:51 AM  
Anonymous peakoilscotland said...

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1:31 PM  

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