Billy Pepper & The Pepperpots - Merseymania

Billy Pepper & The Pepperpots - Merseymania

Catalogue Code: 716162

Barcode: 5050457161620

Release Date: 16 Oct 2015

When Merseybeat in general and The Beatles in particular broke big, virtually every record company dived in to try and cash in with either similar Liverpool based acts or soundalike recordings that would hopefully fool a few punters. Billy Pepper & The Pepperpots falls into the latter category, although Bill Shepherd and Jimmy Fraser, who put the whole package together, were certainly real. The two albums they recorded featured both eight original compositions done in a similar style and feel to Merseybeat, and would be placed alongside two Lennon-McCartney songs for comparison purposes. The two albums sold well, which would indicate one of two things; you can fool a lot of people or that the two main protagonists were a lot more talented than they were given credit for. As Bill Shepherd went on to produce The Bee Gees at the start of their career, we prefer the latter explanation.

1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. Won't You Come Out Tonight
3. I'll Have To Get Another Girl
4. She Loves You
5. What Shall I Do
6. There I Go
7. Please Please Me
8. Tell Me Now
9. Your Kind Of Love
10. Don't Tell Me You Don't Know
11. Tel Me I'm The One
12. This Is What I Mean
13. In A Little While
14. I Want To Hold Your Hand
15. I Don't Need You
16. Joshua
17. Maybe I Will
18. Seems To Me
19. Baby You Can Do No Wrong
20. Night Without End