Monday, 12 January 2009

Indian Givers

A few days ago I found a post about a '65 single - Indian Giver - by Chuck Bernard, it wasn't the same song as the one I knew by the 1910 Fruitgum Co, so I looked in my burgeoning music library, to find I'd grabbed another tune with (almost) the same title from Siblingshot last year.

Who knew? three different songs with nearly the same title... it must be a sign eh; but being a bit umm obsessive, and having unlimited time & energy for the unimportant, I found a few more; thirteen actually. With two exceptions, these are all different songs, spanning more than forty years, each (presumably) choosing to ignore the possible accusations of racial stereotyping.

Two are from the same artist - Chuck Bernard (not the pro-football centre), two are on the same record label; surprisingly, they're all pretty good... which is what I'm all about - finding cool music.

The sound quality on some of the 60's tracks is a bit rough - it's hard to find decent versions of rarities.

Oh, and strewth! - I must be nuts, right? - anyway, in roughly chronological order; here's what I found. (there's yet more, from "Spectrum Meets Captain Memphis"; but it's late & I can't find an mp3, so you'll have to wait).

Indian Giver - Chuck Bernard
Satellite Records 2005-A (1965) 7" single-composed by Dave Dean

Indian Giver - Davie Allan & the Arrows (instrumental)
Apache '65 (1965) Tower 5002 - reissued 2005
wiki | website | buy

Indian Giver - The Chantels
Verve Records - 10435 (1966) 7" b/w It's Just Me
website | buy

Indian Giver - 1910 Fruitgum Company
Indian Giver (1969) - Buddah Records
wiki | buy

Indian Giver - Chuck Bernard
Maverick Records MA-1009 (1969)  7" single-composed by Eddie Sullivan
replete with Indian drums & woops.

(I'm not an) Indian Giver - Sam & Dave
Atlantic 2714 (1968 or 1970?)

(I'm not an) Indian Giver - Chee Chee & Peppy
Chee Chee & Peppy (1972) - Buddah Records - BDS 5116
also a 7" single on Buddah - #308(?)

Indian Giver - The Ramones
UK only B-side of "A Real Cool Time" (1987?) 12" single - a cover of the 1910 Fruitgum song above
website | buy

Indian Giver - Eleventeen (later named Eve 6)
Eleventeen (1996)
free album at their website

Indiangiver - Pere Ubu
Pennsylvania (1998)
website | buy

Indian Giver - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Christmas Caravan (1998)
myspace | buy

Indian Giver - Valis
Vast Active Living Intelligence System (2002)
website | myspace | buy

Indian Giver - El Jesus De Mágico
Funeral Home Sessions 7" EP (2007)
myspace | buy

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