at the Star Club, they released a 7” for that label, but the rest of their recorded output is limited to less than a handful of tracks on mid-60’s compilations. This rendition of Rufus Thomas’ “Walkin’ The Dog” is an unreleased studio outtake from the 65 session that also brought us “Let’s Get Together” on the “Star Club Scene 65”-LP.

The Mersey Kings reportedly came from the Bavarian heartland around Munich. “I’m A Hog” is the A-side of their sole 45 on the immensely collectable Scherer label. On this stripped version of a Coasters classic they fumbled with the lyrics a bit and came up with the immortal line “I’m a hog, baby, can’t get enough of your loo”. Eat your hearts out, Leiber and Stoller!

We all know about The Monks, but they weren’t the only ex-GI’s on the German scene. Screamin’ Andy Nevison (whose throat might sound familiar to owners of our Vol.2) and his Westphalian band The Rhythm Masters had German and American members and their three 45’s were produced exclusively for the German market. “White Woman, don’t roll your big blue eyes at me” wouldn’t have been much of a hit in Alabama 66 anyway. Blessed with good looks not unlike a younger brother of Sam Cooke, Andy honours sister Rosa with more than just innate seat on the