Clap Your Hands...once Again! Complete Singles 1959-1962 And More!

The Beau-Marks

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD1193

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Release Date:  29 March 2024

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988119329

Genres:  Rock 'N' Roll  Pop-Rock  

  • Description

    Canada's contribution to Rock 'n' Roll was pretty minimal on the whole, the biggest exports Paul Anka, the Crew Cuts and the Diamonds were hardly at the cutting edge of R'n'R - but in the Beau-Marks they had a young, exciting band with genuine rockin' credentials, who briefly lit up global charts in 1959 with their contagious hit "Clap Your Hands" followed by several others that also charted internationally. The four piece played their own instruments and wrote their own songs, which gave them an edge over their Canadian peers. They did both things very well, as borne out by both sides of the nine singles and two albums they released between 1959 and the end of 1962 - all of which are featured in this Jasmine compilation, in their entirety.

    As a group, the Beau-Marks moved with the times in a recording career that lasted until 1965. Their versatility can be gauged particularly well from those tracks featured here that made up their 1961 live album, on which they cover everything from 1920s Tin Pan Alley standards to doo wop to Ray Charles' 'What'd I Say', becoming one of the first acts to take on 'The Genius' classic tune.

    It's really something of a surprise that they were not able to rack up as many international hits as they did locally - but they were indisputably one of the better groups to emerge from their native country, and a big influence on many of those who followed, including The Guess Who in 1964/5 and Steppenwolf, April Wine, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Rush, Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback and so many more besides.

    Put your hands together - and clap them! - for the Beau-Marks.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Moonlight Party - The Del Tones
      • 2. Rockin' Blues - The Del Tones
      • 3. Clap Your Hands
      • 4. Daddy Said
      • 5. Billy, Billy Went A-Walking
      • 6. Cause We're In Love
      • 7. Oh Joan
      • 8. Baby Face
      • 9. Classmate
      • 10. Now That School Is Out
      • 11. I Used To Love You
      • 12. Yours
      • 13. Little Miss Twist
      • 14. Lovely Little Lady
      • 15. Clap Your Hands Once Again
      • 16. Summertime
      • 17. The Tender Years
      • 18. I'll Never Be The Same
      • 19. Honey Don't You Cry
      • 20. Fulfilment
      • 21. Rock And Roll Has Got A Beat
      • 22. Wouldn't It Be Nice
      • 23. Sacred
      • 24. Tonight (Could Be The Night)
      • 25. For Me And My Gal
      • 26. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
      • 27. I'm Movin' On
      • 28. Havin' Fun
      • 29. Peter Gunn
      • 30. What'd I Say