NEWS: Eddie Piller presents... The Mod Top 100

NEWS: Eddie Piller presents… The Mod Top 100

Eddie Piller presents…. The Mod Top 100
 
A 4CD collection spanning the cream of the ‘60s Mod scene, inspired by the hugely influential list first published by ‘Ace Face’ Randy Cozens, with new sleevenotes, and previously unseen photos from Cozens’ family collection
 
 
 
 
Also available on a 2LP set – The Mod Top 40:
 
  
 
    
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Following the acclaim of his 2023 collection British Mod Sounds of The 1960s Volume 2, on 23 August Demon Music Group will release Eddie Piller’s The Mod Top 100.
 
While the recordings on Eddie Piller’s latest release maybe familiar to diehard fans of great ’60s music, the story behind it will be new to many but is well worth telling – and hearing – all the same.
A lot of youngsters fell in love with the Mod lifestyle during the revival at the end of the ’70s, but the more inquisitive ones – like Eddie – wanted to know more about the original fashions, the original influential figures, and most of all the original music. Step forward one Randy Cozens, eager to give the benefit of his advice. In those pre-internet days, his platform of choice was the letter pages of the weekly music press. His enthusiasm, his passion, and the sheer volume of missives he posted persuaded Sounds to commission Randy’s guide to the music that was played in the all-nighter clubs in London’s West End in those early ’60s halcyon days. And so, the original Mod Top 100 was born.
Eddie has taken Randy’s list and added some personal favourites from the era where original selections are no longer available. The result is Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 a new 4CD set containing 100 examples of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Beat that you would expect to hear on the finest and most discerning dancefloors. With new sleeve notes from Eddie, and the generous support of Randy’s children, Paul and Terry, this release also serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and important figures on the scene (as Eddie relates, when Randy passed away in 2003 there were more than 500 mods at his funeral, dancing in unison to The Soul Brothers Six and ‘I’ll Be Loving You’).
Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 includes soul divas like Doris Troy, Betty Everett, and Bessie Banks, the tender side of soul from Chuck Jackson, Mitty Collier, and Eddie Holman, floorfillers from James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and Solomon Burke, instrumental grooves from Hank Jacobs, George Stone, and the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and much more. The soul torch passes down the generations, but the flame just keeps on burning.
Eddie has also curated a 40 track 2LP highlights package, for lovers of vinyl and listeners who want an introduction to some classic Mod sounds. Both formats are stylishly packaged (of course), include new sleeve notes by Eddie, and track by track details of when each single was first released in the UK, along with its ranking on Randy’s original 1979 list.
 
Format details: 
EDSL00200 (4 CD Set in 18cm Media Book) UPC 740155740030
EDSL0200X (4 CD Set in 18cm Media Book, Amazon edition with signed print) UPC 5014797911796
DEMREC1246 (2 LP Set on 140gm Black Vinyl) UPC 5014797911789
 
 
Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 (4CD) tracklisting: 
 
Disc 1
1. Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It
2. Hank Jacobs – So Far Away
3. Nella Dodds – Come See About Me
4. George Stone – Hole In The Wall
5. The High Keys – Que Sera Sera
6. Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded
7. Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Don’t Wanna Fuss
8. Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
9. Joe Tex – Hold What You’ve Got
10. Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side
11. Ike And Tina Turner – I Can’t Believe What You Say
12. Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now
13. Major Lance – The Monkey Time
14. Inez And Charlie Foxx – La De Da, I Love You
15. Mary Love – I’m In Your Hands
16. The Larks – The Jerk
17. Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man
18. Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
19. The Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love
20. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
21. Lee Dorsey – Ride Your Pony
22. Jackie Ross – Selfish One
23. The Sharpees – Tired Of Being Lonely
24. Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right
25. Little Milton – Who’s Cheating Who?
Disc 2
1. James Brown – Out Of Sight
2. Don Covay – Mercy Mercy
3. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart
4. Bessie Banks – Go Now
5. Bobby Moore & His Rhythm Aces – Searching For My Love
6. Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down
7. Jackie Lee – The Duck
8. Bobby Sheen – Dr. Love
9. The Poets – She Blew A Good Thing
10. Johnny Nash – Love Ain’t Nothin’ (But A Monkey On Your Back)
11. Earl-Jean – Randy
12. Fred Hughes – Oowee Baby I Love You
13. Sandy Wynns – A Touch Of Venus
14. Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
15. Tony Clarke – Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud
16. Jimmy McGriff – I’ve Got A Woman
17. The Astors – Candy
18. Googie Rene Combo – Smokie Joe’s La La
19. Little Hank – Mr Bang Bang Man
20. Jerry Jackson – It’s Rough Out There
21. Shades Of Blue – Oh How Happy
22. Howard Tate – Ain’t Nobody Home
23. Jimmy Radcliffe – Long After Tonight Is Over
24. Alvin Cash – Twine Time
25. The O’Jays – Lipstick Traces
Disc 3
1. Bunny Sigler – Let The Good Times Roll – Feels So Good
2. The Incredibles – There’s Nothing Else To Say Baby
3. The Ikettes – Peaches And Cream
4. The Packers – Hole In The Wall
5. Gloria Jones – Finders Keepers
6. Dobie Gray – See You At The Go-Go
7. Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round
8. The Capitols – Cool Jerk
9. Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd
10. Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
11. Homer Banks – 60 Minutes Of Your Love
12. Chris Bartley – Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
13. Alexander Patton – A L’il Loving Sometimes
14. Bettye Swann – Make Me Yours
15. Darrow Fletcher – The Pain Gets A Little Deeper
16. Jimmy Hughes – Steal Away
17. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
18. The Vibrations – My Girl Sloopy
19. The Impressions – Gypsy Woman
20. Sam And Dave – You Don’t Know Like I Know
21. Garnett Mimms – I’ll Take Good Care Of You
22. Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You
23. Candy And The Kisses – The 81
24. Otis Redding – Mr Pitiful
25. Eddie Holman – This Can’t Be True
Disc 4
1. Rosco Robinson – That’s Enough
2. The Manhattans – I Wanna Be Your Everything
3. The Magnificent Men – Peace Of Mind
4. Mickey Lee Lane – Hey-Sah-Lo-Nay
5. Willie Mitchell – Mercy
6. Derrick And Patsy – Gypsy Woman
7. Derek Martin – Daddy Rollin’ Stone
8. Baby Washington – That’s How Heartaches Are Made
9. Garnet Mimms And The Enchanters – Cry Baby
10. Billy Stewart – Sitting In The Park
11. Tommy Tucker – Hi Heel Sneakers
12. Chris Farlowe – Air Travel
13. The Miracles – I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying
14. The Spinners – Sweet Thing
15. Kim Weston – I’m Still Loving You
16. Marvin Gaye – I’ll Be Doggone
17. Bob And Earl – Harlem Shuffle
18. Russell Byrd – Hitch Hike Part 1
19. Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It
20. The Soul Sisters – I Can’t Stand It
21. The Velvelettes – Lonely Lonely Girl Am I
22. Jimmy Smith – The Cat
23. The Megatons – Shimmy Shimmy Walk Part 1
24. Etta James – Tell Mama
25. The Bar-Kays – Soul Finger
 
 
Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40 2LP Set trackisting:
 
A1. Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It
A2. Hank Jacobs – So Far Away
A3. Nella Dodds – Come See About Me
A4. George Stone – Hole In The Wall
A5. The High Keys – Que Sera Sera
A6. Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded
A7. Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Don’t Wanna Fuss
A8. Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
A9. Joe Tex – Hold What You Got
A10. Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side
B1. Ike And Tina Turner – I Can’t Believe What You Say
B2. Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now
B3. Major Lance – The Monkey Time
B4. Inez And Charlie Foxx – La De Da, I Love You
B5. Mary Love – I’m In Your Hands
B6. The Larks – The Jerk
B7. Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man
B8. Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
B9. The Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love
B10. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
C1. Lee Dorsey – Ride Your Pony
C2. Jackie Ross – Selfish One
C3. The Sharpees – Tired Of Being Lonely
C4. Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right
C5. Little Milton – Who’s Cheating Who?
C6. James Brown – Out Of Sight
C7. Don Covay – Mercy Mercy
C8. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart
C9. Bessie Banks – Go Now
C10. Bobby Moore & His Rhythm Aces – Searching For My Love
D1. Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down Part 1
D2. Jackie Lee – The Duck
D3. Bobby Sheen – Dr. Love
D4. The Poets – She Blew A Good Thing
D5. Little Hank – Mr Bang Bang Man
D6. Jerry Jackson – It’s Rough Out There
D7. Bunny Sigler – Let The Good Times Roll – Feel So Good
D8. Chris Bartley – Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
D9. Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You
D10. Mickey Lee Lane – Hey-Sah-Lo-Nay