|Fairies: Forerunners of the 'Pink Fairies', at one time incorporating drummer 'Twink'.
|Don't Think Twice, It's Alright/ Anytime At All
|Get Yourself Home/ I'll Dance
|Don't Mind/ Baby Don't
|Fantastic Johnny C: John Corley born in Greenwood, South Carolina during 1943, but moved to the Philadelphia area before starting his singing career.
|Boogaloo Down Broadway/ Look What Love Can Make You Do
|Hitch It To The Horse/ Cool Broadway
|Is There Anything Better Than Making Love/ New Love
|Farinas: This outfit were popular in the Leicester area during the mid-1960s. They evolved into the 'Family'.
|I Like It Like That/ You'd Better Stop
|Faron's Flamingos: Uncharted, but now legendary Liverpool based beat combo whose members included two belated members of the Big Three and a Mojo.
|Do You Love Me/ See If She Cares
|Shake Sherry/ Give Me Time
|Fats And The Chessmen:
|Big Ben Twist/ Old Macdonald Had A Twist
|Fats Waller: Hardly obscure, but never charted in the UK, largely because he died in 1943 at the age of 39. One of the acknowledged all-time greats of jazz. Just a solitary UK 45 single, released as late as 1960.
|Dinah/ When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
|Faye Adams: US Gospel singer who turned to R&B and sang with the Joe Morris band. She has only this, extremely valuable, single to her UK credit.
|I'll Be True/ Happiness To My Soul
|Federals: UK instrumental group from Watford with Tony Kaye on organ; they were reminiscent of the Tornados.
|Brazil/ In A Persian Market
|Boot Hill/ Keep On Dancing With Me
|Dance With A Dolly/ The Climb
|Marlena/ Please Believe Me
|Twilight Time/ Lost And Alone
|Bucketfull Of Love/ Leah
|Fingers: UK group from Southend in Essex.
|I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing/ My Way Of Thinking
|All Kinds Of People/ Circus With A Female Clown
|Top Rank JAR198
|Stella Got A Fella/ You Were Mine
|What Did I Do Wrong/ I Can't Say Goodbye
|Five Keys: Moderately successful Virginian R&B ensemble led by Rudy West and Maryland Pierce. They were originally formed as the 'Sentimental Four' from two sets of brothers. However it was the five that started the success rolling through the remake of 'Glory Of Love'. They are regarded as the model for much of the R&B that followed and their original UK 45s are all valuable- if you can find any.
|The Verdict/ Make Me Um Pow Pow
|Doggone It, You Did It/ Take A Deep Breath
|Gee Whittakers/ 'Cause You're My Lover
|She's The Most/ I Dreamt I Dwelt In Heaven
|That's Right/ Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
|The Wisdom Of A Fool/ Now Don't That Prove I Love You
|Four Walls/ Let There Be You
|From Me To You/ Whippety Whirl
|One Great Love/ Really-O Truly-O
|Five Nite's: US
|Let's Try Again/ With A Loving Kiss
|Five Satins: Definitive Doo-Wop Group from New Haven, Connecticut formed under the leadership of Fred Parris, and originally called the 'Scarlets'. Their greatest single, the classic 'In The Still Of The Night' was not released in the UK. The original US issue was on Ember 1005 (if you can find it).
|To The Aisle/ Wish I Had My Baby
|Top Rank JAR199
|Wonderful Girl/ Weeping Willow
|Top Rank JAR239
|Shadows/ Toni My Love
|Your Memory/ I Didn't Know
|Flairs: Group formed in Los Angeles during 1953, whose original line up included the great bass vocalist Richard Berry.
|Swinging Pretty Mama/ I'd Climb The Hills And Mountains
|Flaming Youth: A group that featured two guitarists, a pianist and a long haired drummer called Phil Collins.
|Guide Me Orion/ From Now On
|Flip And The Dateliners: Very rare Joe Meek production by a UK young lady singer who also recorded as Vivienne Chering.
|My Johnny Doesn't Come Around Anymore/ Please Listen To Me
|Flirtations: US Girl Group who had one solitary hit in the USA. They carried on well in to the 1970s, and probably deserved more chart success than they achieved.
|Someone Out There/ How Can You Tell Me
|Nothing But A Heartache/ Christmas Time Is Here Again
|What's Good About Goodbye My Love/ Once I Had A Love
|Fontane Sisters: Trio of girls backed by the Billy Vaughn Orchestra were highly successful in the US with a series of records (mostly R&B covers). However despite trying over more than five years they never charted in the UK. Their early 45s are particularly hard to find.
|Happy Days And Lonely Nights/ If I Didn't Have You
|Hearts Of Stone/ Bless Your Heart
|Rock Love/ You're Mine
|Seventeen/ If I Could Be With You
|Daddy-O/ Rolling Stone
|Eddie My Love/ Yum Yum
|I'm In Love Again/ You Always Hurt The One You Love
|Voices (with Pat Boone)/ Willow Weep For Me
|Silver Bells/ Nuttin' For Christmas
|Banana Boat Song/ Lonesome Lover Blues
|Please Don't Leave Me/ Still
|Fool Around/ Which Way To Your Heart
|Chanson D'Amour/ Cocanut Grove
|Billy Boy/ Encore D'Amour
|Listen To Your Heart/ Please Be Kind
|Theme From 'A Summer Place'/ Darling It's Wonderful
|Forrie Cairns And The Clansmen: UK Traditional Jazz band.
|Salty Dog/ Cockles And Mussels
|Forum: Black vocal group from Los Angeles
|The River Is Wide/ I Fall In Love Again
|It's Alright/ There's Nothing Like It
|Four Coins: Original members were George Mantalis, Jim Gregorakis, Michael & George James
|My One Sin/ Broken Promise
|The World Outside/ Be Still My Heart
|Four Freshmen: Four part male harmony group from Indianapolis. Probably influenced other later harmony groups, especially the Beach Boys.
|Love Turns Winter To Spring/ Mood Indigo
|How Can I Tell Her/ Day By Day
|Love Is Just Around The Corner/ Angel Eyes
|Graduation Day/ Lonely Night In Paris
|You're So Far Above Me/ He Who Loves And Runs Away
|What's It Gonna Be/ That's The Way I Feel
|Charmaine/ Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
|Julie Is Her Name/ Sometime I'm Happy
|Whistle Me Some Blues/ Nights Are Longer
|Teach Me Tonight/ Shangri La
|Charade/ Funny How Time Slips Away
|Hey! Baby/ Prayer Of Love
|Four Jacks And A Jill: A South African quintet, who are apparently still going strong.
|Master Jack/ I Looked Back
|But I Can Tell/ And I Cry
|Fire Engine Boogie/ Armen's Theme
|France Gall: Luxembourg winner of Eurovision in 1965
|Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son/ Le Coeur Qui Jazze
|How Come/ Tag Along
|The Caterpillar Bush/ Red Beans And Rice
|Battle Of The Century/ Chines Cricket Match
|Champion Calypso/ Sweetie Charlie
|Nor The Moon By Night/ Bechuanaland
|Frank Kelly And The Hunters: The Hunters, a similar sounding outfit to the Shadows, had only one chart entry which was as backing group on Dave Sampson's self penned 'Sweet Dreams'.
|Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On/ 'Cept Me
|I Saw Linda Yesterday/ Good And True
|What Do You Wanna Do/ She Loves Me So
|Some Other Time/ Why Baby Why
|Frankie Miller: US
|True Blue/ Black Land Farmer
|Poppin' Johnnie/ Family Man
|Baby Rocked Her Dolly/ Rain Rain
|I'm The Greatest/ At The End Of A String
|Frankie Valli: The lead singer of the Four Seasons had no luck as solo artist in the UK until the 1970s.
|(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself
|You're Ready Now/ Cry For Me
|The Proud One/ Ivy
|Can't Take My Eyes Off You/ The Trouble With Me
|I Make A Fool Of Myself/ September Rain
|To Give/ Watch Where You Walk
|The Girl I'll Never Know/ A Face Without A Name
|Fred Walking Stick:
|Well I Ask Yew!/ Ain't She Sweet
|Freddie Starr & The Midnighters: Freddie Starr's career in entertainment began as a singer not a comedian though the comedy was allegedly already there. As he made his three singles at Joe Meek's studio his discs are all very collectable. The Midnighters, a Liverpool group, were originally fronted by Gus Travis who moved on when Freddie arrived.
|Who Told You/ Peter Gunn Locomotion
|Baby Blue/ It's Shaking Time
|Never Cry On Someone's Shoulder/ Just Keep On Dreaming
|Major Minor MM536
|Sentimental Songs/ Cynthia Crisp
|Lonesome/ Only A Fool Like Me
|Frida Boccara: French entry to the 1969 Eurovision song contest. It shared joint victory with three other songs including Britain's Lulu with 'Boom Bang A Bang'
|Through The Eyes Of A Child/ So Fair
|Fugs: This US group developed from a simple hippie 'Jug band' to a radical rock group. They began in New York City around the beginning of 1965 with Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Ken Weaver, Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber. With an idiosyncratic blend of beatnik poetry and Yiddish melody the Fugs found a following on both sides of the Atlantic, but were just a little too far from the mainstream for significant singles sales.
|Big T BIG115
|Crystal Liaison/ When The Mode Of The Music Changes
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