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SILCD1307 Drumbeat

The John Barry Seven

Music from the 1959 BBC pop series that launched a host of stars including Adam Faith, Dusty Springfield, Jackie (White Horses) Lee, Vince Hill, songwriter Les(It’s Not Unusual) Reed and British film composer John Barry, best known for scoring 11 James Bond films.

In April 1959 Drumbeat hit the air with Bandleader John Barry as musical director. The programme’s format was experimental for the time and the series only ran until the beginning of September.

“I have been involved with many TV series but never one that was as innovative, exciting and had such a team spirit”. – Vic Flick

This extensive collection highlights some of John Barry’s earliest work as a performer and composer and includes tracks issued for the very first time on CD.

The album features John Barry’s first recording with Adam Faith, Ah Poor Little Baby!, plus his secret musical identity as the John Prendy Orchestra backing The Three Barry Sisters.

The CD is accompanied by a 20 page booklet focusing on the history of this seminal programme, penned by Geoff Leonard & Pete Walker, pre-eminent experts on Barry’s career and authors of John Barry – The Man With The Midas Touch.


1. Bees Knees
2. Shame On You, Miss Johnson
3. I Go Ape
4. Catwalk
5. It’s Late
6. Easy
7. Little John
8. Say Mama
9. This Should Go On Forever
10. Beatnik
11. Fallin’
12. Italian Style
13. Get Happy
14. Rockin’ Sandy
15. Hey! Miss Fannie!
16. C’Mon Everybody
17. Oh! Oh! Oh! I’m In Love
18. Rebel Rouser
19. Slippin’ & Slidin’
20. Don’t Leave Me (Like This)
21. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
22. Compulsion
23. Believe What You Say
24. Mad Mab
25. I’m In The Mood For Love
26. Good Rockin’ Tonight
27. I Vibrate
28. Buzzin’
29. Drumbeat
30. She Said Yeah
31. Little Dipper
32. Love Me In The Daytime
33. Tall Paul
34. I-Ay ove-lay Oo-Yay
35. Jo-Jo The Dog-Faced Boy
36. Ah, Poor Little Baby!
37. Come on Baby
38. Big Blon’ Baby
39. Throw All Your Lovin’ My Way
40. Little Old Fashioned Love


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