139) The Caravelles — “Hey Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind”
This gorgeous ‘67 folk-rock single was sung by Londoners Lois Wilkinson and Andrea Simpson (who named their group after the French short commercial jet). They “were co-workers who entertained at office parties and amateur shows [who were e]ncouraged by co-workers to cut a record.” (Andrew Hamilton, https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-caravelles-mn0000633144/biography). That record was “You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry,” which hit #3 in December of ’63.
“Hey Mama” was first recorded the previous year by the NYC band the Restless Feelin’s, with a much different feel:
140) The Mojo Men — “She’s My Baby”
The at the time all male Mojo Men released this B-side in ’66. The Sly Stone-produced song has a great sleazy bass line (sampled by Kanye West in “Hell of a Life”). Its lyrics deserved to become movie catch-phrases:
“Hell of a Life”:
141) The Craig — “I Must Be Mad”
Wild UK freakbeat — one of two ’66 singles by the group, whose drummer – Carl Palmer – went on to form Emerson, Lake and Palmer.