Five slabs of ’60s Soul movers, groovers and dance floor fillers delivered by internationally famous DJ Jonathan Toubin. Do the soul clap, Dig !!!
More Bert Weedon instros, this time from his ’76 Lp with covers of classic tunes as Wipe Out, Diamonds, Sleepwalk, Walk Don’t Run, F.B.I, Perfidia, Apache… Relaxing, easy listening stuff for another lazy weekend. Dig !!!
“Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon was an English guitarist whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the UK Singles Chart, in 1959, and his best-selling tutorial guides, Play in a Day, were a major influence on many leading British musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page.
He joined the BBC Show Band directed by Cyril Stapleton in the 1950s, when he began to be featured as a soloist. He also worked as a session musician on many early British rock and roll and other records for artists such as Adam Faith, Billy Fury and Tommy Steele and worked as an accompanist to visiting American singers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Nat King Cole. It is estimated that he performed on over 5,000 BBC radio broadcasts. He was also seen regularly on British television in the 1950s, including some of the most popular children’s television programmes. In 1959 he was asked by Top Rank Records to make a record as a solo guitarist. He became the first British guitarist in the UK Singles Chart, with “Guitar Boogie Shuffle” in 1959.
His playing style focused on both rhythm and melody, and was itself influenced by the jazz guitarists of the 1950s, notably Les Paul. Weedon placed a lot of emphasis on control of tone, and wanted to make the guitar the star of his music. The style became best known through the music of the Shadows, especially Hank Marvin” [wiki]
All instro best of collection of this guitar “Big head”. Some real cool rockin’ stuff mixed with some out-dated dud and so so tunes, so the choice is yours. My favs: BIG BEAT BOOGIE, SORRY ROBBIE, GINCHY, RED GUITAR, TWELVE STRING SHUFFLE, GIN MILL GUITAR, KICK OFF, TOKYO MELODY, SOUTH OF THE BORDER, CHARLIE BOY, STRANGER THAN FICTION, BLACK JACKETS… Dig!
Woah Dad! What we got here? Another super ultra rockin’n’rollin’ Surfadelic comp. And I can tell you it’s pretty big fat ”project” cause I have to select some 93 trax for three volumes of 50’s & 60’s Michigan rock’n’roll rumble. As you know I’ve recently have posted some obcure Michigan rockers as intro for this big collection of some rare, unissued and underground stuff. Here you gotta deal mostly with raw R-Billy, Rock’n’Roll, Instrumentals and few 60’s garage cuts. Some of this tunes already can be heard on various comps but some not, so if you are curious to know what is all about, don’t miss it. It’s Michigan Rumble ok! Dig !!!
“Mike Waggoner and the Bops were the originators of Minnesota stomp, well before the Trashmen unleashed Surfin Bird on America.
In fact, the Trashmen claim that the Bops were, “the biggest thing around” when they themselves were teenagers getting hooked on the big beat. Mike was only sixteen when he put the group together in the Minneapolis suburb of Richfield with his little brother Colly on lead guitar and man, do they sizzle!”
Already could be heard on various R-Billy comps as Nasty Rockabilly, Rock ‘N Roll Orgy, Rockabilly Gold, Rockabilly This Rockabilly That… well alright! Mr.Eliminator collect this solid early 60’s r-billy boppers on this little compilation just for your rockin’ pleasure. Bop!
Well… Before The Stooges there were Flamethrowers! This double 7″er features four 1960 crude & rude instrumentals influenced by Link Wray. This stuff somehow reminds me on Hasil Adkins tunes as “Reagan Blues” without vocals. Shame there’s no full lp with such delightful instro sounds to set yer ass in flames. Flamethrowers for presidents! Oh Detroit, so much to answer for… Anyways, you got Intensity alright! Dig !!!
More El Paso rockers in this all surf-instro comp. This special volume features seventeen roaring 1963-64 surf instrumentals, eight of them previously unissued! Ride the wild sand with the Monarcs, Torquetts, Los Vampiranos and more. Dig !!!
“Down in the wastelands of New Mexico,
where there’s a definite lack of H2o
The kids get their kicks on this barren land,
when they go surfing on pure white sand
Sand Surfing Sand Surfing”
[The Four Dimensions]
Cool collection 60’s garage & surf rock rarities from El Paso, Texas. 1964-67 set equally divided between surf stomps and garage monsters including rarities from the Suemi, goldust and Frog Death labels! Let’s go Sand Surfin’!!!
Surf’s Up! Here’s an interesting and rare surfin’/lounge elpee by Jimmie Haskell, a prolific American composer and arranger for a variety of popular singers and motion pictures, famed for his Experimental/Space Age Pop lp “Count Down!” [”Blast Off” instrumental can be heard on some Lux & Ivy/The Cramps favs collections]. He teamed up with Glen Campbell on guitar, surfer, painter and photographer John Severson and producer Nick Venet for this easy surfin’ listening slab for long hot summer days [& nights]. Take it easy’n’Dig !!!
Real nice 3Cd complete of all Booby’s Mustang recordings with cool booklet story and pics. CD 1 & 2 contains both 65/66 studio albums with bunch of unreleased stuff and great sound [essential 40 trax!], while CD 3 has “Live at PJ’s”. This is my final post in Bobby Fuller series so you better look out !!!