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(Western Star Records) 25 Tracks - Excellent compilation! Surf Rock and Rock'n'Roll Instros from Britain's leading Rockabilly and Psychobilly bands! Stunning!
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(Western Star Records) 13 Tracks - It includes the songs of the 2017 Menagerie Of Abomination Mini-Album!
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The Mono Years 1957-1962 (3-CD) John Barry: The Mono Years 1957-1962 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDACME341

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(Cherry Red) 96 tracks This edition includes every single John Barry Seven A & B side published between 1957 and 1962 in true mono housed together under one roof for the very first time. A unique opportunity to listen to these seminal...
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Complete Christmas Songbook (CD) LOS STRAITJACKETS: Complete Christmas Songbook (CD) Art-Nr.: CDYEP2645

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(Yep Roc Records) 27 tracks, digipack Over the course of their thirty-year career, Nashville's Los Straitjackets have established themselves as America's leading surf rock group. While the band has a handful of albums ranging from covers...
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The Munsters - Inspired By The T.V. Characters 'The Munsters' (CD) The Munsters: The Munsters - Inspired By The T.V. Characters... Art-Nr.: CDRGM0746

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(Real Gone Music) 12 Tracks - CD debut of their first release on Decca in 1964! Producers Joe Hooven and Hal Winn hired the Wrecking Crew (especially Glen Campbell and Leon Russell) to record these monstrously inspired Surf-Twist-Beat...
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Spicy Tales & Spicy Tones (CD) Kepa Härkönen: Spicy Tales & Spicy Tones (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRAMA1018

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(Ramasound) 12 Tracks - Digipack - Finnish guitarist of the extra class whose instrumentals are surfing in-between surf, soul-blues and rhumba beat!
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The Illustrated Discography Of Surf Music 1961-1965 - John Blair (Fourth Edition, PB) John Blair: The Illustrated Discography Of Surf Music... Art-Nr.: 0071601

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(Blair/ Fourth Edition 2008) Paperback, English, 236 pages, 21.5 x 28cm, The illustrated discography of Surf Music 1961 -1965 with hundreds of rare b/w and color photos, ads and label reproductions. Interest in the surf music genre of...
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Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966 (Images Of America) - John Blair (PB) John Blair: Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966... Art-Nr.: 0071602

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(Arcadia/John Blair) Paperback, English, 128 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, rare b/w photos, ads and label reproductions. Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of...
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Make Mine Mondo! (CD) Various: Make Mine Mondo! (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTOP1521

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(Ace Records) 28 tracks with 28 page booklet Pop music was different in the beginning and never more so than in California, where Hollywood’s dominance of the entertainment scene meant that Los Angeles was scarcely aware it had a music...
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Dessine-Moi Une Pochette De Disque Vol.5 (CD) Various: Dessine-Moi Une Pochette De Disque Vol.5 (CD) Art-Nr.: CD3931045

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Royal Summer (CD) Electric: Royal Summer (CD) Art-Nr.: CD3931041

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Death Valley Coastline (CD) Insect Surfers: Death Valley Coastline (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMARLIN002

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(Marlin) 14 tracks, featuring Davie Allan: Cycle-Delic Guitar on 'Vulcano Juice'
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Guitar Heroes (CD) Various: Guitar Heroes (CD) Art-Nr.: CDDC880192

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The Original (CD) Jan & Dean: The Original (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTO860162

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Once More With Feeling - 16 Great Love Songs (CD) Bert Weedon: Once More With Feeling - 16 Great Love Songs (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPWKM4008

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4 Original Albums (3-CD) The Ventures: 4 Original Albums (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDDEL800131

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(IMC Music) 99 tracks including rare early singles with vocals Walk Don't Run (Stereo & Mono) The Ventures (Stereo & Mono) Another Smash!!! (Stereo & Mono) The Colorful Ventures (Stereo & Mono)
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Live At The Whisky A Go-Go (CD) Jon & The Nightriders: Live At The Whisky A Go-Go (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBLAIR001

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(John Blair Music) 18 Tracks - For the first time on CD! The legendary 1981 album complete with 6 previously unreleased bonus tracks! Steam Hammer Instrumental Surf of the best kind! Go for a Nightride!
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The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Duane Eddy: The Best Of Duane Eddy (CD) Art-Nr.: CD264736

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(Delta Music) 20 tracks
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Da Capo (CD) The Cruncher: Da Capo (CD) Art-Nr.: CDNPR10020

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(NPR) 20 Tracks - Surf Instrumentals from the wild German north coast!
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Rumble At Waikiki – The John Blair Anthology (2-CD) Various Artists - John Blair - Jon & The Nightriders: Rumble At Waikiki – The John Blair Anthology... Art-Nr.: BCD17532

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2-CD Limited (1.000) Deluxe DigiPac Edition (6-sided) with 64-page booklet, 52 tracks. total playing time approx 146:10 minutes. • A retrospective of the Californian guitar virtuoso John Blair, 1973-2017. • Long overdue and first...
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Rock Instrumentals Story 1934-1962 (3-CD) Various: Rock Instrumentals Story 1934-1962 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDFA5426

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(Frémeaux & Associés) 66 Tracks - Import from France! The history of instrumental rock'n'roll, from swing boogie to surf rock!
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Floating Features (CD) La Luz: Floating Features (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHAR105

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(Hardly Art) 11 Tracks - Deluxe Digisleeve - This girlie band from California is truly a ''cool number'' with a decent push reverb in the guitar amps, which gives their sixties-influenced sound a nuance of surf rock and sometimes seems...
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Surf Party - The First Wave (10-CD) Various: Surf Party - The First Wave (10-CD) Art-Nr.: CD600319

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(The Intense Media) 200 Tracks - 1958-1962 - Surf music which spread from California in the 1960s, was party and light-heartedness, but above all an instrumental offshoot of rock'n'roll. Effect-heavy guitars dominate on these ten CDs, on...
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Surf Experience (CD) Cobra Express: Surf Experience (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPART610005

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(Part Records) 15 Tracks - Digipack - Rockabilly Surf! - Since 2012 ROC, MIKE and C. C. COBRA have won the EXPRESS and - in a completely genre-untypical instrumentation with double bass - besides numerous classics of instrumental fender...
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The Complete President Tapes Vol.1 - 1962-1964 (2-CD) The Spotnicks: The Complete President Tapes Vol.1 - 1962-1964... Art-Nr.: CD3931040

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(Magic) 68 Tracks - Part 1 of the most successful period of the Swedish Spotnicks, including rarities and Christmas classics!
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The Complete President Tapes Vol.2 - 1964-1967 (CD) The Spotnicks: The Complete President Tapes Vol.2 - 1964-1967... Art-Nr.: CD3931043

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(Magic) 31 Tracks - Part 2 of the most successful period of the Swedish Spotnicks, including rarities and a Christmas classic!
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Smokey Mountain Fifties (CD) Craig Duncan & His Appalachian Orchestra: Smokey Mountain Fifties (CD) Art-Nr.: CDGHD6155

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(Green Hill) 14 Tracks - Pop hits of the 1950s featuring hammered dulcimer!
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Nobody Sings Or The Guitar Gets It (CD) Cadillac Angels: Nobody Sings Or The Guitar Gets It (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEN60991

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(Envicta Records) 11 tracks - T. Tarz: Electric Guitars Micky Rae: Upright Bass and Electric Bass Jerome Taylor: Drums and Percussion
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Strictly Instrumental (CD) Bill Haley & His Comets: Strictly Instrumental (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHALL692

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(Hallmark) 12 Tracks - Reissue of the original 1959 Decca album!
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The Buckinghams' Greatest Hits (CD) The Buckinghams: The Buckinghams' Greatest Hits (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCK9812

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(Geffen Japan) 11 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1962 Chess album!
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Teen Beat Vol.6 (CD) Various: Teen Beat Vol.6 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1518

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(Ace Records UK) 26 Tracks - With 24-page booklet containing liner notes by Dave Burke and Alan Taylor, fantastic pictures, photos, memorabilia and label scans! A much-anticipated new collection of rockin’ instrumentals from the Golden...
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The Spirit Of Surf (CD, Japan) The Sandals: The Spirit Of Surf (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDPICP1113

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(Pioneer Japan) 11 Tracks - Cool surf instros! Original Tri-Surf Records recordings! Recorded in San Francisco, early 1990s! Rare Japan CD!
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The Best Of Beach Boys - 1970-1986 The Brother Years (CD) The Beach Boys: The Best Of Beach Boys - 1970-1986 The Brother... Art-Nr.: CD5250024

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Ray Anthony - BCD17548 1-CD Digipak (4-pages) with 70 page booklet. 28 tracks, total playing time approx. 73 minutes. • Unique compilation of his uptempo numbers. There has never been such a thing before! • A jouful party for those who...
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Jack The Ripper - The Singles 1957-1962 (CD) Link Wray & His Raymen: Jack The Ripper - The Singles 1957-1962 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS974

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(2017/Jasmine Records) 34 tracks - Link Wray & The Wraymen Jack The Ripper the singles 1957-1992, plus... Link Wray conquered ill-health (he suffered partially impaired hearing and eyesight, and had only one lung) to become one of the...
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Surf & Instrumental Music

Instrumental Rock'n'Roll

Before the British Invasion, instrumental groups owned an immense popularity in the U.S. and throughout the world. Those bands were wild, young and savage and spread the true spirit of Rock'n'Roll music into the worldwide music scene. Most bands acted completely without vocals and added at least one instrument taking over the 'singing' part - mostly hot electric guitars. And Teenagers kept on dancing – who would need lyrics anyhow?! Recent years have seen a huge amount of CD reissues in that field and a great amount on vinyl! Nevertheless, the few adult exponents of that style, Link Wray, Duane Eddy and The Ventures, should not be neglected! 

Woodies, Boards and the Fiberglass Jungle - Roots of the California Surfin' and Hot Rod Scene

At this stage we could just copy the wonderful books about the California music scene written by John Blair (Check 'em out in our mailorder) Well, we're not talking about Surf music sung with nice voices like The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean did, we're talking about the real Surf style and that is? Bingo! Instrumental Surf! A broad trend that dominated grassroots teenage music in America during the years 1961-1965, actually creaks down into four distinct phases. It started as early as 1961-1962, with such transitional records as 'Mr. Moto' by The Belairs (on Felsted label), 'Stick Shift' by The Duals (on Sue label), 'Moon Dawg' by The Gamblers (World-Pacific label), 'Church Key' by The Revels (on Impact), and 'Fiberglass Jungle' by The Crossfires - later to become The Turtles - (on Capco) which had what later would be called a surf sound, but no overt connection with surfing. This was instrumental music, a direct outgrowth of the hard rock, sax-and-guitar instrumentals that were 1959's biggest trend (Duane Eddy & The Rebels, Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Viscounts, The Ventures, The Rock-A-Teens, The Royaltones, The Fendermen etc.), a style taken over by local dance bands everywhere.

Dick Dale - The Guitar Legend

The catalyst that turned these thousands of instrumental bands into surf bands was Dick Dale, whose Eastern-influenced, staccato guitar sound with reverb was designed to simulate the feel of being on a surfboard riding pipelines and tubes. Dale's popularity at Southern California dances became immense in 1961 and 1962, and he was soon imitated by a whole wave of surf bands including The Chantays, The Rumblers, The Tornadoes, The Pyramids, The Marketts, The Surfaris, The Challengers and Dave Myers & The Surftones. This music established the audience for surf-related music, in California at least. Dale perfectionized his instrumental reverb sounds throughout the sixties in creating amplifiers (Fender Showman) and guitars for Leo Fender's company.

California Style

But it took Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys to give it a commercial cast to which the rest of the world could relate. They pioneered surf lyrics in songs that were about going to the beach, surfing, partying, etc. In short, they had built surfing into a universal metaphor for being young and having fun. Their inspiration, however, had come from The Regents - Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann - and of course Jan & Dean, whose truly pioneering 1959 records such as 'Baby Talk' (on Dore label) had introduced the California style of falsetto and doo-wop-derived nonsense phrases used heavily in the early Beach Boys records. The vocal surf bands who followed made up the golden age of surf music. Even Hollywood followed with easy Teenage Beach Party movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon with tremendous commercial success. 

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Surf & Instrumental Music

Instrumental Rock'n'Roll

Before the British Invasion, instrumental groups owned an immense popularity in the U.S. and throughout the world. Those bands were wild, young and savage and spread the true spirit of Rock'n'Roll music into the worldwide music scene. Most bands acted completely without vocals and added at least one instrument taking over the 'singing' part - mostly hot electric guitars. And Teenagers kept on dancing – who would need lyrics anyhow?! Recent years have seen a huge amount of CD reissues in that field and a great amount on vinyl! Nevertheless, the few adult exponents of that style, Link Wray, Duane Eddy and The Ventures, should not be neglected! 

Woodies, Boards and the Fiberglass Jungle - Roots of the California Surfin' and Hot Rod Scene

At this stage we could just copy the wonderful books about the California music scene written by John Blair (Check 'em out in our mailorder) Well, we're not talking about Surf music sung with nice voices like The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean did, we're talking about the real Surf style and that is? Bingo! Instrumental Surf! A broad trend that dominated grassroots teenage music in America during the years 1961-1965, actually creaks down into four distinct phases. It started as early as 1961-1962, with such transitional records as 'Mr. Moto' by The Belairs (on Felsted label), 'Stick Shift' by The Duals (on Sue label), 'Moon Dawg' by The Gamblers (World-Pacific label), 'Church Key' by The Revels (on Impact), and 'Fiberglass Jungle' by The Crossfires - later to become The Turtles - (on Capco) which had what later would be called a surf sound, but no overt connection with surfing. This was instrumental music, a direct outgrowth of the hard rock, sax-and-guitar instrumentals that were 1959's biggest trend (Duane Eddy & The Rebels, Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Viscounts, The Ventures, The Rock-A-Teens, The Royaltones, The Fendermen etc.), a style taken over by local dance bands everywhere.

Dick Dale - The Guitar Legend

The catalyst that turned these thousands of instrumental bands into surf bands was Dick Dale, whose Eastern-influenced, staccato guitar sound with reverb was designed to simulate the feel of being on a surfboard riding pipelines and tubes. Dale's popularity at Southern California dances became immense in 1961 and 1962, and he was soon imitated by a whole wave of surf bands including The Chantays, The Rumblers, The Tornadoes, The Pyramids, The Marketts, The Surfaris, The Challengers and Dave Myers & The Surftones. This music established the audience for surf-related music, in California at least. Dale perfectionized his instrumental reverb sounds throughout the sixties in creating amplifiers (Fender Showman) and guitars for Leo Fender's company.

California Style

But it took Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys to give it a commercial cast to which the rest of the world could relate. They pioneered surf lyrics in songs that were about going to the beach, surfing, partying, etc. In short, they had built surfing into a universal metaphor for being young and having fun. Their inspiration, however, had come from The Regents - Ba-Ba-Ba-Barbara Ann - and of course Jan & Dean, whose truly pioneering 1959 records such as 'Baby Talk' (on Dore label) had introduced the California style of falsetto and doo-wop-derived nonsense phrases used heavily in the early Beach Boys records. The vocal surf bands who followed made up the golden age of surf music. Even Hollywood followed with easy Teenage Beach Party movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon with tremendous commercial success. 

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