BOSS DANCE HITS + LIVE AT THE FUNNY FARM [1966. Hawaii Garage/Surf]

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Two rare Hawaiian 60’s comps, ”Boss Dance Hits” with cool surf instro stuff by The Telstars and The Mop Tops and ”Live At The Funny Farm” featuring Hawaii garage bands as The Spirits, The Undertakers, Val Richards V, The Manchesters and The Casuals in live rockin’ action. Boss stuff, Dig!!!

 

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BATTLE OF RAT FINK HILL + THE JUNIOR RAYMEN – Rumble ’66 [Unissued Raw Rockin’ Instros]

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Battle Of Rat Fink Hill gathers unissued Link Wray and Bo Diddley inspired Pittsburgh teen band instrumentals 1961-63. featuring The Outcasts, The Galaxies, The Keys, The Mad Hatters, The Sonics [not the legendary NW band].

 

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Link Wray’s nephew Vern circa 1966 with his teen combo the Junior Raymen whangin’ away on four Link stompers & an original, Rat Fink on this killer mini-LP! The J.R.’s star never got a chance to shine, as Vern was killed a few months after these sessions! Produced by Vernon Wray!

 

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble !!!

 

SIGNED, D.C. [60’s Garage Rock]

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One of those early garage comps lp from good old 80’s. Issued on Satan Records [Hang It Out To Dry!, What A Way To Die, Wail On The Beach!, Get A Board!, Gamma Knee Kappa,…] it gathers some real cool fuzzed-out 60’s punk monsters as The British Walkers ”Bad Lightnin”, The English Muffins ”Leave Or Stay”, The Herd ”Things Won’t Change’‘, killer instro by The Moon Men [w/Link Wray !] ”Other Side Of The Moon” and other fine tunes as The Drag Kings ”Midnight Drag Of Paul Revere”, The Grey Stokes ”The Legend Of Tarzan”, The Hangmen ”What A Girl Can’t Do”, The Apollos ”That’s The Breaks” or raw instro ”Nautiloid Reef” by The Nautiloids. Check some favs below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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PETE TERRACE – King Of The Boogaloo [1967]

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”Boogaloo is a Latin American Music style that emerged in New York City in the early 1960s, before reaching the height of its popularity later on in the decade. It fuses American Rhythm & Blues and Jazz with Son Cubano and frequent African American culture terminology to create an upbeat crossover style that appealed to both Latin American and African American communities. Boogaloo emulates the sounds of a party, with funky rhythms, handclaps and excited voices. Common instruments include piano, trumpet, saxophone, double bass, congas, bongos, güiro and timbales.”

Hey Carlito! How are you man? Used to run smack with Rolando. Right?” “Little bit. Yeah.” “Little bit? Little bit! That’s a good one. I hear you guys used to be fucking kings man!!”

Lately I’m in the mood for some party music. Pedro Terrace [aka Pedro Gutierrez] also known as “The King Of Latin Jazz” is NY Latin 60’s musician and this is his best lp, live set recorded at Chez Jose in New York! This latin stuff remind me on cool flicks like ”Scarface” or ”Carlito’s Way”, so c’mon Bang Bang, Do The Boogaloo!

The World Is Yours!

 

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REAL GONE GARBAGE [50’s & 60’s Trash]

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“One man’s garbage is another man’s gold”

”Or as the world’s greatest Rock’n’Roll band puts it, “Your Trash, My Treasure”. Here is a goldmine of garbage dug deep from the dump. Unwanted one-non-hit blunders from the bowels of the 50s & 60s. Put on your gloves, clamp a clothespin on your nose and prepare for a VISIT TO HECK!”

Yo peoples! Here are some real funny and sick shit for a change. Check out some stoopeed dance hits as Steve & The Holidays ”Unemployment”, ”Irving Gluck Twist” or suicide hit single Ralph Smedley’s Suffocate/Drown – ”You feel great when you suffocate, You lose weight when you suffocate…” Dig!!!

 

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RARE WILD PRIMITIVE & ORIGINAL EARLY ROCK INSTRUMENTALS

 

Two vinyl slabs full of 50’s & 60’s instros, issued in Netherlands on famous rockabilly White Label Records in early 80’s. Well, I can tell you it’s a mix of some really ace instro rockers as Tempomen ”The Chopper”, Royaltones ”Black Lightning”, Noise Makers ”Panic” & ”Zoobee”, Hollywood Hurricanes ”Beavers”, Dawnbeats ”Midnight Express”, The Vulcans ”Shimmy Shuffle”,  Sting Rays ‘‘Surfer’s Walk”, Swanks ”Ghost Train”,  Dial Tones ”Boss”,  Sportesmen ”Dreaming”,  Princetons Five ‘‘Deadman”, Phantom Five ”Graveyard”… and some so so and lame stuff. You can choose brothers and sistas, you can choose! Check out some favs below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS – Surfadelic Collection !!!

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”Formed in Detroit in 1964. they served as Mitch Ryder’s backup band from 1964 to 1967. The band had a number of top twenty hits in the mid-1960s before lead singer Ryder was enticed away by Bob Crewe with offers of a solo career, after which the group quickly dissolved.

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels had their first big hit in 1965 with “Jenny Take a Ride”, which reached #10 on national charts, and #1 on the R&B chart – the first time a self-contained rock group had achieved the latter distinction. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Crewe had originally planned to release the track as a B side, but changed his mind after seeing the reactions of Brian Jones and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, who were in the Stei-Philips studio in New York City as it was being recorded.

 

 

Ryder and the Detroit Wheels followed up with another top twenty hit, “Little Latin Lupe Lu,” which peaked at #17. After a couple of misses, the group had its biggest hit with the “Devil with a Blue Dress On”/”Good Golly Miss Molly” medley which reached #4. Around this period they also recorded a number of albums, largely composed of reworked R&B classics, along with a smattering of original compositions.

In 1967 Ryder had another top ten hit with “Sock It to Me, Baby!”, which was banned by some stations as too sexually suggestive. The band had its last hit with the brassy “Too Many Fish in the Sea”/”Three Little Fishes” single, which reached #24. Crewe then persuaded Ryder to quit the group and embark on a solo career.” [wiki]

Yep! Another Surfadelic comp. This one already have been posted but this is fresh edition, an ultra-dynamic Detroit R&B/Soul rockers collection gathering Mitch Ryder’s best 60’s sides with The Detroit Wheels. Sock it to me baby, Dig!!!

 

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PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS – Surfadelic Collection !!!

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”One of the most commercially successful US garage bands. In 1965, the Raiders began recording a string of garage rock classics. Under the guidance of producer Terry Melcher, the group relocated to Los Angeles and increasingly emulated the sounds of British Invasion bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five, and the Animals, while adding an American, R&B feel. Their first major national hit, “Just Like Me” (No. 11, 1965) was one of the first rock records to feature a distinctive, double-tracked guitar solo, performed by guitarist Drake Levin.

The band appeared regularly in the U.S. on national television, most notably on Dick Clark’s Where the Action Is, Happening ’68, and It’s Happening, the latter two co-hosted by Revere and Lindsay. In November 1966, the band appeared as themselves performing a song on the popular Batman television series in the episode “Hizzonner the Penguin”. The Raiders had an endorsement deal with the Vox Amplifier Company through its U.S. distributor, the Thomas Organ Co., with Revere using the Vox Continental combo organ and Volk occasionally playing the Vox Phantom IV bass. When performing, the entire band was plugged into Vox Super Beatle amplifiers. The band was reported to be the first major band in history to tour with all members amplified, including sidemen such as horn players.

 

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Their hits from this period included “Kicks” (Billboard Pop Chart No. 4), “Hungry” (No. 6), “The Great Airplane Strike” (No. 20), “Good Thing” (No. 4), and “Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (No. 5). Of these, “Kicks” became their best-known song, an anti-drug message written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil that was originally earmarked for the Animals. (Mann later revealed in interviews that the song was written about their friend, fellow 1960s songwriter Gerry Goffin, whose ongoing drug problems were interfering with his career and his relationship with then wife Carole King.

In mid-1967, with three gold albums to their credit, the Raiders were Columbia’s top-selling rock group.”

This is ultimately definitive comp. of The Raiders 60s stuff from 1965. to 1969. so don’t go no further ’cause this is essential! Step out ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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KENNY AND THE KASUALS – Teen Dreams / The Impact Sound Of [60’s Garage Rock]

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”Today
All meaning faded away
Tonight
A journey to tyme
Nobody cares if I ever return
It’ll be a quick trip that never end…”

 

”Kenny and the Kasuals were an American garage rock band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1964. They played at various venues, including the Studio Club, with a repertoire that consisted of material taken from the British Invasion and R&B standards. Over time the band began experimenting with early elements of psychedelic music and are often cited as one of the first groups to play in such a style. Kenny and the Kasuals released several singles including their best-known song, “Journey to Tyme”.” [wiki]

 

 

The Impact Sound Of… was their first LP recorded in 1966. It’s a ”fake live” album with covers of popular R&B and British Invasion tunes, that ranks among the most collectable LPs of the ’60s,

Teen Dreams is their second album recorded in 1966-67 but not released until 1978 as a private press of 400 copies on MLP (Mark Lee Productions) on red vinyl. This is their best lp, a cool collection of original tunes [and only one cover of Al Kooper’s tune], a mix of ballads and garage rockers with touch of psychedelia.

 

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French label Eva released a couple of compilations with their 60’s recordings, ”Nothing Better To Do” and ”Things Gettin’ Better” in 80s.

Kenny and the Kasuals are one of the finest US 60’s punk bands, with their brand of garage/pop/psych influenced by the acts as The Kinks, Stones, The Zombies, Dave Clark Five and stuff. Fav trax: See-Saw Ride, Things Gettin’ Better, Revelations, Raindrops To Teardrops, I’m Gonna Make It, Journey To Tyme… Here you have vinyl rips of their two slabs + bonus trax. Reach your destiny, Dig!!!

”Now
I’ve reached my destiny
To be
Trapped in the walls of time
Held a captive
I can’t turn back
I won’t turn back…”

 

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THE KICKSTANDS – Black Boots & Bikes [1964]

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”The Kickstands were one of writer and producer Gary Usher’s studio amalgams that made use of veteran L.A. session players in the early to mid-’60s to produce album after album of hot rod and surf tunes. With players from the so-called Wrecking Crew, including Jerry Cole, Hal Blaine, Steve Douglas, Earl Palmer, Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, and with Chuck Girard handling most of the vocals, the Kickstands officially released one album, Black Boots & Bikes, on Capitol Records. The album had a somewhat darker hue than most of Usher’s sunshine and surf productions, and tracks like “Death Valley Run” and “Slow Ride South” are definitely worth seeking out for fans of Usher and the hot rod/surf genre.” ~ Steve Leggett

 

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”Right from the start, it’s obvious the Black Boots and Bikes is different from the slew of other Usher projects. The mixes favor the growly saxes, the vocals have a harder edge some extra timpani and xylophones (?) add to the heaviness of the overall sound. Released at the peak of the Honda/Bike craze, all that’s missing from the album is an obligatory cover of “Little Honda” as the 12th track; though it’s absence may simply have been due simply to time restrictions as these albums were usually rushed out in a day. A gritty ‘Death Valley Run’ opens up the record and is noticeably than the Hondells original. Mike Curbs’ instrumental ‘Hill Climb’ follows very much along the same path chalk full of saxes and steady drums. ‘Mean Streak’ actually sounds pretty good here considering the album’s darker themes. The bouncy ‘Side Car’ features some excellent playing – presumably by Jerry Cole an ‘Two Wheel Show Stopper’ has some instresting dissonance from the background vocals which works well alongside the pounding drums a baritone saxes. ‘Haulin’ Honda’ is another instrumental and could be considered filler if it were’nt so dogone catchy. ‘Devil On Wheels’ features some castanets and, like ‘Mean Streak’, is compliented by the hard-rocking execution. ‘Ridin’ Trails’ also works well here before the album slows down on the Mexican ‘Slow Ride South.’ Collector’s may search out this album for the inclusion of the the original ‘Johnny Take Care’ which never reappeared on any Usher. Admittedly, it’s not hard to see why…. The fuzzed up ‘Scrambler’ closes the album.

 An oddity in the Usher canon, Black Boots and Bikes shows us the other side of the biker culture. Challenging the clean cut Beach Boys’ take on the sport, the Kickstands’ rendition is the more accurate, showing the dangers and the risks of the gang experience. That said, for surf/hot rod enthusiasts it warrents some attention only if you enjoy the wild hard-hitting sounds of other similar creations such as Mr. Gasser and the Weirdos or Dick Dale. For those on the Beach Boys, Terry Melcher side, better to pass this one up.” – J. T. [surfroute101]

 

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