Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol.5 [60’s Sci-Fi, Psych, Exotica, Garage, Lounge Instros]

Holidays in Serbia Vol. 5

 

Holla amigos! What time it is? Summertime’s here and It’s right time for another ”Instrummentón En La Cuadra” comp. It’s so cool I wish it was made by me but the truth is it was made by my dear Spanish friend Jose from fabulous Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot. You surely know that he’s a big fan and connoisseur of 60’s garage rock, mod, beat and psych but he also digs real cool instrumental stuff. This is one of the most interesting instro collections I’ve heard recently, as it gathers various genres in one place and it’s function like a soundtrack for some lost 60’s flick. Here you got Sci-fi, Exotica, Psych, R&B, Lounge, Surf, Garage & Soundtrack instumental tunes mostly by some less known artists and groups. I’ve put some of my favorites below, so check it out! Hey hombre, olé dig!!!

 

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JIMMY TAKEUCHI & HIS EXCITERS – Drum Drum Drum (Tenshi No Yuwaku) [1969]

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Original issue from the ToshibaDrum Drum Drum Series, the most wanted (1st pressing in red LP) of Tenshi No Yūwaku (Temptations Of Angels) featuring Jimmy Takeuchi & His Exciters with the arranger Kunihiko Suzuki. Titles include the greatest hits of the Japanese GS movement out in 1968, among cover songs by rock bands as The Tigers (Flower Necklace), The Tempters (Please, God), The Golden Cups (Girl With Long Hair), The Folk Crusaders (Unbearably Sad) or The Wild Ones (Bara No Koibito), Pop singers as the Angel Love of Jun Mayuzumi (Kunihiko Suzuki‘ composition), Yukari Ito Drops Of Love, the Secret Love of Tomoko Ogawa. Also included the Soul Jazz standard Alligator Boogaloo by Lou Donaldson, Beatles‘ cover Lady Madona and Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba. All tracks arranged by Kunihiko Suzuki.”

Mo’ ”Drum Drum Drum” from Jimmy & His Exciters on this late 60’s instro-lounge slab with nice cover pic of ‘Bond-like’ girl. If nothing else, Jimmy’s albums worth only for their girl covers alone ok. 掘る!!!

 

JIMMY TAKEUCHI & HIS EXCITERS – The Ventures [1971. Japanese Surf/Lounge]

 

Jimmy Takeuchi was a Japanese jazz drummer who have recorded many instrumental lounge slabs with His Exciters as backing band. This here is a surf oriented album with covers of classic tunes as Walk Don’t Run, Wipe Out, Diamond Head, The Cruel Sea, Pipeline, Apache and others. Funny is that many of his albums have ”Drum, Drum, Drum” in title [quess ’cause he was drummer alright!] If you’re a fan of Takeshi Terauchi and Asian surfin’ sounds, then this stuff’s fer ya. Dig!

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THE HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS vs THE PERSUADERS [60’s Surf/Lounge Instros]

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The Hollywood Persuaders were one of Multi-instrumentalist Paul Buff studio projects with hit ”Tijuana Surf” and fine instrumental R&B/surf/lounge ’65 lp “Drums-A-Go-Go” with cool stuff as Thunderbird, Persuasion, North Beach and title tack. You can check out Los Persuaders [which is the same ”band”] and their ’64 ”Tijuana lp” .

The Persuaders were crew with legendary “Tequila man”, The Champs sax player Chuck Rio [aka Daniel Flores]. Their pretty rare ’63 R&B/Surf flavored instro slab “Surfer’s Nightmare” should appeal to The Fabulous Wailers “Tall Cool One” fans. Well, these are reposts but anyways check ’em out, Dig !!!

 

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HE5 & HE6 [South Korean 60s Psych/Fuzz Instros]

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HE5 & HE6 [he5 evolved in he6] were most popular groups in South Korea at 60s and 70s. Their three lps from ’69/’71 are all instro slabs full of psychedelic wah/fuzzed-out instros & funky jams. Interesting is their cover of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” on “Merry Christmas” lp. Don’t get me wrong, I hate world music but this is pretty cool. Let’s dance to the South Korean Go Go Sound !!!

 

 

 

 

 

THE ELIMINATORS – Liverpool, Dragsters, Cycles & Surfing [’64] / Guitars And Percussion [’66]

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Again two different ’60s groups with the same name. The Eliminators of “Liverpool, Dragsters, Cycles & Surfing” was a US band, probably a Liberty records studio project with leon russell as arranger. They tried to cash in on popular trands as beat music, hot rod and surf. The lp opens with The Beatles covers, then slips into some Beach Boys/Jan & Dean style hot rod songs and some solid instrumentals.

On the other side are the UK Eliminators with their ’66 all-instro lp. This pretty interesting, mostly-covers, lounge slab starts out with cool fuzzed-out version of surf classic Wipe Out [there’s also a fine psychedelicized take on Pipeline], then there’s fine covers of Satisfaction, Land Of A Thousand Dances and some TV themes. All in all, I would give my vote to The Eliminators 🙂  Dig !!!

The Eliminators Guitars & Percussion

THE KEYMEN vs THE KEYMEN [’60s Garage/Surf vs ’50s R&B/Lounge]

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Actually not [likely] the same band but there’s always a bit of mistery. The Keymen [Originally known as The Fabulous Keymen] were 60’s garage/surf combo from Las Cruces, New Mexico and here they are featured with solid unreleased ’65 set of surf instros, cool ’67 garage single ”What Am I To Do” and some so so/lame frat rock, blue-eyed soul covers.

The ‘other’ Keymen were ’50s rock instrumental group who had one small hit with “Gazackstahagen” in 1958. suported by Dick Clark. Their album is fun all-instro sax driven R&B/Lounge slab with covers of hit tunes in seductive Las Vegas Grind style. Go Keymen Go !!!

 

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BERT WEEDON [50’s & 60’s Instrumentals]

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“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.

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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!

THE REG GUEST SYNDICATE – Underworld (1966)

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Welcome to the underworld a go-go! Here’s sole ’66 lp by this UK band lead by British pianist, arranger and music director Reg Guest, also known as Earl Guest. The album feature cool covers of well known 60’s spy & crime movie themes from James Bond, Man From U.N.C.L.E, The Avengers, The Saint… Great tunes as Underworld [stylish “Green Onions” ripoff] and Guys, Guns, Girls & Danger can be heard on instro lounge comps as “Instro Hipsters A Go-Go” or “Get Smarter”. Well, as this is a real fine stuff, here you got Stereo & Mono version [mono has more trax! and interesting bonus stuff of Earl Guest and Nashville Five], so ya gotta dig both alright! Dig!!!