A totally subjective and purely selective list of songs and albums from overseas artists that were very popular in South Africa, but did not appear to be so popular with the US and UK markets.
|Song or Album||Artist||Year of release or popularity||My Comments|
|Little Red Donkey (song)||The Troggs||1967||Almost all greatest hits packages omit this little gem.
I have never seen it on CD.
|Simone (song)||England Dan and
John Ford Coley
|1973||Very popular song from that great album, "Fables", but impossible
to find on CD.
|Rocky Horror Picture Show
|1976||Huge cult following!|
|Carpet Of The Sun (song)||Renaissance||1973||Progressive Folk-rock featuring the voice of Annie Haslam|
|Ride To Agadir (song)||Mike Batt||1978||Brilliant song from the album 'Schizophonia'|
|Forty Days (song)||Cliff Richard||1961||Very popular among Army guys!|
|Cold Fact (album)||Rodriguez||1971||HUGE cult following in South Africa|
|Space Hymns (album)||Ramases||1971||Great prog-rock album|
|That's My Desire (song)||The Hollies||1967||No.1 Hit in SA|
|Under The Boardwalk (song)||The Rolling Stones||1965||No.1 Hit in SA, not released as a single in UK.|
|I Need You (song)||Ricky Nelson||1965||No.1 Hit in SA, only a flip-side in US.|
|Music Of Our Time (album)||Various Artists||1971||Great CBS sampler album, sold for 99c!!!|
|Ma (album)||Rare Earth||1973||Swamp Rock with an 18 minute title track!|
|The Going's Easy (album)||The Greatest Show On Earth||1970||Great jazz-rock album -
included "Magic Woman Touch"
|The Edgar Broughton Band (album) aka The Meat Album because of cover.||The Edgar Broughton Band||1971||Classic Rock album - included "Evening Over Rooftops"|
|Weeping Widow (song)
||April Wine||1973||Canadian rock, from "Electric Jewels" album|
|Mark I & Mark II (album)||Deep Purple||1973||Great compilation, not released in US or UK - included "When A Blind Man Cries"|
|(A Ballad Of ) A Peaceful Man (album)||Gravy Train||1970||Progressive rock at it's finest|
|Lady In Black (song)||Uriah Heep||1978||Big hit single in 1978 - originally
from 'Salisbury' album (1971)
|Hearing Earring (album)||Golden Earring||1973||Fantastic rock album, included "Jangalene" "Hope", "Brother Wind" and other great songs, impossible to find on CD.|
|Second Contribution (album)||Shawn Phillips||1970||Great album with that song with the lo-o-o-ng title!|
|Spanish Train And Other Stories (album)||Chris De Burgh||1976||Banned for religious reasons!|
|Lord Of The Ages (album)||Magna Carta||1973||What an album and what a song!|
|Shape I'm In (song)||Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons||1979||Great song from this Australian band|
|Silent Warrior (album)||Xit||1973||American Indian rock!|