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!

Surfadelic Presents – MICHIGAN RUMBLE ! [’50s & ’60s R’n’R]

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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 !!!

 

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MIKE WAGGONER & THE BOPS – Minnesota Rock ‘n’ Roll Kings [60’s]

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“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!

 

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GUITAR GABLE – Cool Calm Collected (With King Karl) [50’s R&B/Rockers]

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Guitar Gable was the stage name used by Gabriel Perrodin an American Louisiana rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll guitarist, singer and songwriter. With King Karl, Gable’s brother Clinton “Fats” Perrodin on bass guitar, and drummer Clarence “Jockey” Etienne, as The Musical Kings, they became studio band for record producer J. D. “Jay” Miller Excello Records. They backed musicians such as Lazy Lester, Classie Ballou, Skinny Dynamo, Bobby Charles and Slim Harpo [on legendary 1957. single I’m a King Bee, “I Got Love if You Want It“].

Guitar Gable and the Musical Kings had earlier recorded their own debut single for Excello in 1956. His first track was the pacy instrumental “Congo Mombo”, which relied on the melody of “Frankie and Johnny”. The A-side of the single was “Life Problem”, which featured King Karl’s vocals. The follow-up release included the swamp pop classic, “Irene”, which later influenced Jimmy Clanton’s “Just A Dream”.
Subsequent releases followed a similar pattern with Gable’s Caribbean-laced instrumentals such as “Congo Mombo,” “Guitar Rhumbo” and “Gumbo Mombo,” pitched against rock and roll tracks including “Cool, Calm, Collected” and “Walking in the Park.” It was the blues influenced ballads including “Irene,” “Life Problem” and “This Should Go On Forever” that caused most interest. The latter track was recorded by Gable and his band in 1958, but did not find favour with Miller. A cover version was recorded by Rod Bernard, and it reached the Top 20 of the US Billboard R&B chart. Gable’s original was finally released in February 1959, but failed to match the success of Bernard’s cover. [wiki]

Greasy & swampy R&B/Rockers and blues almost similar to Little Richard/Chuck Berry style by this Guitar [Clark] Gable 🙂 . This is 80’s vinyl compilation on Flyright Records. Be Cool Calm Collected and … Dig !!!

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THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR – Never To Be Forgotten [3CD/1964-66]

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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 !!!

 

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BOBBY FULLER – Rock And Roll King Of The Southwest [1962-64]

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Yep! More Bobby Fuller rock’n’roll, this time from his pre-hit days with The Fanatics, recorded in his garage studio on Album Avenue in El Paso, Texas. While mostly unissued and alternate versions, some of this tunes as I Fought The Law, Fool Of Love, Saturday Night, King Of The Beach, A New Shade Of Blue and Keep On Dancing were later re-recorded for classic ’65/’66 lp’s with The Bobby Fuller Four. All of this stuff you can find on comps as “El Paso Rock” and “Shakedown!” I’ve already posted on my old blog but wtf, here’s The Best of the Texas Years 1962-64. Bobby was a R’n’R King for sure!!!

 

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BOBBY FULLER LIVE !!! [circa 1963/64]

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“Bobby Fuller was making records, running a night club, and dragging a professional recording deck to his shows in Texas years before he made any records outside of his home state. Check out this astonishing sampling of live sounds and prepare yourselves for another upcoming volume of mayhem from West Texas!”

Cool Bobby’s rockin’n’surfin’ recorded live [not the ‘Live at PJ’s’ stuff!] in El Paso, Texas and Los Angeles around 1963/64. El Paso Rock, Angel Face, It’s Love Come What May, Miserlou, 2,000 Lb. Bee, Wine Wine Wine… Great !!!

 

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Rare Surf, Vol.6 – The Capitol Masters 2

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Pretty interesting collection of rare Capitol stuff from 50’s & 60’s, mostly Hot Rod, Girl Groups pop and some surf here & there. COOL STUFF: Shutdown Douglas & Hot Rod Rog [Hot Rod instros & songs from 60’s lp ”Hot Rod Rally”], Richie Allen, Susan Lynne ”Don’t Drag No More” & Sharon Marie [produced by Brian Wilson], Don Hinson ”Monster Surf Stomp”, Glen Campbell and the last track on cd which is actually Davie Allan & The Arrows version of ”Stranger From Durango”. Don’t Drag No More… Dig!!!

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THE FIREBALLS – Wild Streak [2011]

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The Fireballs revive the sound of late 50’s/early 60’s British Rock ‘n’ Roll. Mostly covers of classics but nothing less it’s fun fun fun!
For fans of Billy Fury, Johnny Kidd, Shane Fenton, The Shadows and Vince Taylor. And remember! This is contemporary UK group NOT the 60’s US instro band The Fireballs I’ve posted before. Dig!

01 It’s Gonna Take Magic
02 Long Stringy Baby
03 Feelin’
04 F.B.I
05 Gum Drop
06 Don’t Knock Upon My Door
07 That’s Alright
08 Wild Streak
09 Shakin’ All Over
10 Fireball
11 I Got
12 Fury
13 Baby Sittin’
14 Pipeline
15 Right Behind You Baby
16 I’m A Moody Guy
17 Crazy For You
18 Make It Up
19 Rocket Man
20 Deep Feeling
21 Frantic
22 Why Little Girl
23 Brand New Cadillac
24 Saturday Night At The Duck Pond

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Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol. 4

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Hola muchachos! Summer’s almost gone… but hey!… not before I put some fine instro comp. This here is a real cool collection of mostly 60’s instros gathered by my dear friend Jose from famous Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot. Here you gotta deal with wide spectre of genres, from R&B, Exotica, Lounge to Surf, R’n’R, Garage & Soundtrack tunes. A pretty tasty mix of some well and some less known acts for your wyld summer vacation. Hey hombre, say dig!!!

01 – Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames – Night Train
02 – Los Shains – Shains A-Go-Go
03 – Big Bo & The Arrows – Bog Bo’s Iron Horse
04 – The Dakotas – Magic Carpet
05 – Al Garcia & The Rhythm Kings – Latin Twist
06 – The Rolling Stones – 2120 South Michigan Avenue
07 – Link Wray And His Ray Men – Jack The Ripper
08 – The Sounds Incorporated – Tarzan
09 – The Ventures – Comin Home Baby
10 – Brian Fahey & His Orchestra – At The Sign Of The Swingin’ Cymbal
11 – Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars – Country Line Special
12 – Renato E Seus Blue Caps – We Like Birdland
13 – Los Flecos – Distinta (Instrumental)
14 – Johnny Clark – Jungle Stomp
15 – Ennio Morricone – Per Qualche Dollari In Piu
16 – Hal Blaine – The Phantom Drive
17 – The Purple Canteen – If You Like it That Way
18 – The Cords – Ghost Power
19 – The Frantics – The Whip
20 – The Sounds Incorporated – Last Night
21 – Farewell

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