: 40 Enduring Surf Classics
When people think of Surf Music, most think of The Beach Boys or Jan & Dean.
Yet before these vocal harmony heroes came to dominate the charts there was a vibrant and thriving instrumental scene that was embraced by surfers themselves.
This double set of highly collectable tracks includes many of the chart hits, some hopelessly obscure issues, and even a few European ones.
The common factor is that they were all exciting sounds that have more than stood the test of time.
Some details of the acts here have been lost in the mists of time, though their fine music lives on to thrill fans worldwide.
So relax and let the reverb of the guitars and sax instrumentation wash over you like the curl of the surf.
Disc 1 :
01. Misirlou : Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
02. Do The Surfer Stomp (Part 2) : Bruce Johnston
03. Walk Don't Run : The Ventures
04. El Toro : The Surfmen
05. Tonky : The Gamblers
06. Thunder : The Storms
07. Comanche : The Revels
08. Chariot : Rhet Stoller
09. Tequila : The Champs
10. The Grissle : The Hawks
11. The Frantics : The Whip
12. Hum Bug : The Rockin R's
13. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky : The Ramrods
14. Indian Brave : The Outlaws
15. Entry Of The Gladiators ; Nero & The Gladiators
16. The Great Imposter : The Piltdown Men
17. When Johnny Comes Slidin' Home : Hollywood Vines
18. Surfside : Digger Revell’s Denver Men
19. Clap Trap : The Vampires
20. Surfer's Stomp : The Mar-kets
Disc 2 :
01. Surf Beat : Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
02. The Ghost : Hop The Surfmen
03. Vaquero : The Fireballs
04. Vesuvius : The Revels
05. Del-Tone Rock : Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
06. Orbit (The Spy) -: Paul Revere And The Raiders
07. Sleep Walk : Santo And Johnny
08. The Rocket Man : The Spotnicks
09. The Caterpillar Crawl : The Strangers
10. Zig Zag : The Ramrods
11. Lowdown : The Champs
12. Heat : The Rockin R's
13. Red Wing : The Carnations
14. Underwater : The Frogmen
15. Eclipse : Arthur Greenslade And The Gee-Man
16. Bongo Rock : The Jetstreams
17. Let's Go Trippin' : Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
18. A Lost Soul : The Strangers
19. Church Key : The Revels
20. Surfin' Bird : The Trashmen