View Full Version : 1960's new zealand music

11-07-2010, 08:26 PM
I was just wondering, why is it so hard to find NZ music from the 60's?

I had to look through bargain bins at my local warehouse to find the Ray Columbus and the invaders Definitive collection 2CD set.

i am also looking for a new zealand song from the 60's called "The Hucklebuck". From what i've read it was a hit in 1965 by some new zealand group. i have also heard a few seconds of it on the 50yrs of nz tv doco and on the Big Night in telethon Nostalgia hour which i taped but can't find.

11-07-2010, 08:41 PM
It was an 80's hit for I think Bucks Fizz in the UK probably on Youtube if you look

11-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Originally performed by Tommy Dorsey. Chubby Checker also did it.

11-07-2010, 08:43 PM
thanks for the info

11-07-2010, 08:52 PM
i found the version i was looking for and its performed by a new zealand group


here it is of anyone wants a listen. definitly the best version, beats the chubby checker version

Terry Porritt
11-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Originally performed by Tommy Dorsey. Chubby Checker also did it.

Exactly right, Tommy Dorsey 1949, also Lionel Hampton.

The Hucklebuck (http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3w/1949_052.mp3)

Not my music at all, but then neither was it NZ music :)

A quicker .ram link http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/ramw/1949_052.ram

11-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Found This here (http://www.newzealandcds.com/search.asp?art=&keyword=The+Hucklebuck&Search.x=55&Search.y=13&Search=Search) click on chicks Album track 4. You would have to buy the CD of course.

If you are after Ray Columbus and the invaders Definitive collection 2CD set.

Link Here (http://www.newzealandcds.com/products.asp?product_id=1421)

Also from here (http://www.newzealandcds.com/catalog.asp?catalog_id=37&page=1) links top left various years.

11-07-2010, 09:58 PM
i found an mp3 of it. thanks for the link though

11-07-2010, 10:34 PM
You might be interested in This. (http://www.smokecds.com/cd/37900)

11-07-2010, 10:39 PM
and i have the ray columbus cd wanuitech

11-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Interesting link Trev - just to move it up about 20 years, does anyone know where I could lay my hands on a CD of Street Talk/Street Talk (if such a thing exists). I have the LP and have converted it to digital, but the results are less than ideal (a few scratches at key points in a number of tracks)....

kahawai chaser
12-07-2010, 12:17 AM
This directory type site - Sergent com (http://www.sergent.com.au/music/nzmusic.html) has plenty of information on dozens of NZ groups from the 60's to early 80's including The Chicks.

14-07-2010, 06:04 PM
Hey goodiesguy,
Do you know a song by Tommy Adderly, "Like Dreamers Do"? I haven't been able to find a copy anywhere. Also do you like Max Merrit and the Meteors? One of my fav bands of the 60s.


14-07-2010, 06:13 PM
i will look and see if i can find "like dreamers do" for you as i am on alot of music forums including a new zealand music one.

i have heard of max merrit and the meteors but have not heard their music