Hey Albert, long time. Forget most of the nugget series, go directly to the pebbles stuff. However, having said that: two sites: Garage Hangover and obviously You Tube; for you tube type in garage bands of the 60s or garage punk of the 60s and you will get a ton of hits mostly low-fi 45s that where ripped; but this is garage band stuff anyway. Go online and get a MP3 converter to convert the audio portion of the youtube video to a MP3 file.
And what are the accoutrements of a garage band: Hammond B3 organ, great set of tom-toms, and by god the lead singer had to be tapping the tambourine!
Albert you are from Texas right? Check out on Garage Hangover all the Texas garage bands: even Stevie Ray and Jimmy were in some garage bands! And Positively 13 O'Clock,a Texas Garage, has an absolute killer version of Psychotic Reaction, puts the original to shame by a Texas mile! ;-)
Actually I have compiled what I think are the absolute Top 50 from the Keggs (proto Velvet Underground) to the ultimate version of Louie Louie by the Sonics in a 2 CD set. I probably have over 1000 songs ripped. I have 15 versions of I CAN GIVE YOU EVERYTHING from the Rainy Days to the Haunted to Them (still the best garage band song!). And for some reason garage bands loved Wilson Pickett's In the Mightnight Hour; I have at least 4 versions that are relatively good. There are a ton of absolutely great groups: the Bucaneers, the Vestells, the Malibus, the Gentlemen, the Shames ( though they sometimes called themselves the Cryin' Shames), the Centurys, etc etc etc I would say that 90% are original songs and I guess because of distribution just did not make it. A real Cryin Shame!Many had one song, though some had 2, maybe 3 songs that I would consider really good.
Two worst band names: the Ugly Ducklings and the Mustard Men, but they have two of my favs. If you remember your
Saturday nights at the Fire Hall, Community Center, or High School you will remember all of this glorious type of music being played by your local band. I am from Delaware, where you could rock to the Collectors, the Mod4, the Sky Band, Mike and Mardels ( a take on the fact that half the members were from DELaware and the other half were from MARyland). Also there was a band called Dennis and Delmars. ;-)
And to end this: Link Wray, guitar god of the 60s; every garage hook can be traced to this guy. Check this guy out.
If anybody wants: send me your address and I will send my 2 CD set; particular if you spread the Garage Gospel!
BTW: none of my songs that I ripped sound like any Beatles song. TG