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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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Surf Wax - Songs Of The Beach Various: Surf Wax - Songs Of The Beach Art-Nr.: CDGAMC072

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(2009/GMA) 18 tracks (45:06) original 1960s masters incl. rarities!
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Hits Of The Beach Boys The Beach Boys: Hits Of The Beach Boys Art-Nr.: CD96919

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It's OK (CD) OK KINGS: It's OK (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKK047

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(2009/KAMIKAZE) 15 tracks (33:01) digipac; This is the sound of cold surf - a frigid flavour of cool Scandinavian melancholy that never sounded more suitable for the surfrighteous segment than just now. This comes across the instance you...
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Live In 'La Gait The Black Albinos: Live In 'La Gait Art-Nr.: CDHL9100

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(2006/SAM SAM) 35 tracks recorded live in 2005 plus DVD (PAL, Code 0, 36 Minutes, 13 tracks - live) - 'back together after 42 years'
$26.51 $33.13
The Final Tour (2-CD) The Shadows: The Final Tour (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDER20047

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(EAGLE) 42 tracks
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Vol.11, Strictly Instrumental Various - Buffalo Bop: Vol.11, Strictly Instrumental Art-Nr.: CDBB55198

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A thematic compilation (CD) with a very rare doo-wop and teenage rock and roll songs from the 50s to the early 60s. The Dee Jay Jamboree Dee Jay Records CD series is an excellent addition to the Bear Family Records Doo Wop CD series of...
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The Further Adventures Of...(2009) LOS STRAITJACKETS: The Further Adventures Of...(2009) Art-Nr.: CDYEP2165

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(2009/YEP ROC) 13 tracks (30:37) digipac incl.4 collector cards.
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Summer Love Songs (AUS) The Beach Boys: Summer Love Songs (AUS) Art-Nr.: CD929922

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(2009/CAPITOL) 20 tracks, incl. new Stereo mixes and one prev. unrel. track! Recorded 1963-70
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Guitar Man Hank Marvin: Guitar Man Art-Nr.: CD1735754

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(2007/UNIVERSAL TV UK) 15 tracks (64:22)
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Raunchy! The Rise Of Instrumental Rock Various: Raunchy! The Rise Of Instrumental Rock Art-Nr.: CDJAS511

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(2009/JASMINE) 25 tracks
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For Collectors Only (CD) Lonnie Mack: For Collectors Only (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL6974

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(2008/COLLECTABLE) 13 tracks Elektra 1970
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Dance With The Vibrants VIBRANTS: Dance With The Vibrants Art-Nr.: CDET5012

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(2009/EL TORO) 14 tracks (28:38) Listening to our Friends, The VIBRANTS rendition of our KING OF SURF makes us proud that this fine Group of talented young Men has done such a great job of capturing the spirit of SURF!!! To hear our song...
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Wham Bam! - The Best Of The Googie Rene Combo (CD) Googie Rene Combo: Wham Bam! - The Best Of The Googie Rene Combo (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD987

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(ACE Records) 26 tracks with 12 page booklet. - Googie Rene covers all the bases from rockin' piano R&B instrumentals to cool organ-led soul groovers. Star session accompanists include Plas Johnson, Clifford Scott, Rene Hall, Jimmy...
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Guitar Party...plus (CD) Eddie Angel & Panasonics: Guitar Party...plus (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPIN023

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(2009/SPINOUT) 20 tracks, the 1995 No-Hit Album plus 8 bonus tracks by the Panasonics.
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Stand Up & Surf 99ERS: Stand Up & Surf Art-Nr.: CDSPIN036

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(2008/SPINOUT) 18 tracks
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Vol.3, The Best Of Instrumental 60's Guitar.. Various: Vol.3, The Best Of Instrumental 60's Guitar.. Art-Nr.: CD3930830

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(2009/MAGIC) 24 tracks 24bit mastering - papersleeve
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Boogiology - The Boogie Masters (2-CD) Various: Boogiology - The Boogie Masters (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDGVC2024

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(2009/GVC) 52 tracks
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Greatest Hits (RCA) Duane Eddy: Greatest Hits (RCA) Art-Nr.: CDBMG91202

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(2006/BMG) 26 tracks RCA 1962-64 (61:50)
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Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray Eddie Angel: Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray Art-Nr.: CDSPIN027

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SPINOUT) 14 tracks (31:49) featuring Pete Curry & his Orchestra and Deke Dickerson (saxophone).Recorded in 2006 at the Pow Wow Fun Room, Los Angeles, CA.
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Play The Greatest Hits The Ventures: Play The Greatest Hits Art-Nr.: CDVSD66879

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(2008/VARESE) 16 tracks, recorded at Biff Vincent's Front Page Studios in Glendale,CA during 1999 and 2000.
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Last Night I Saved The Galaxy BAHAREEBAS: Last Night I Saved The Galaxy Art-Nr.: CDKK043

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(2007/KAMIKAZE) 13 tracks
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Revolution Way Out West: Revolution Art-Nr.: CDKK101

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(2007/KAMIKAZE) 29 tracks 1997-2001
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Play Songs For The Surfin' Set AQUASONICS: Play Songs For The Surfin' Set Art-Nr.: CDWT506

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(WORMTONE) 15 tracks (38:49)
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Jungle Of Twang Los Twang Marvels: Jungle Of Twang Art-Nr.: CDKK044

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(2008/KAMIKAZE) 15 tracks
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Collection The Mustangs: Collection Art-Nr.: CDBMG48226

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(200P/Sony Finnland) 12 tracks (30:16) 1991
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