Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rock Instrumental Classics - the 50's

Phil Dirt:
Rhino begins yet another concept line with 18 tasty instrumentals from the rock era. It's the first of a five-volume set devoted to this genre, and they certainly picked the right era to launch it. From Duane Eddy’s shuddering guitar riffs and Link Wray's rumbling licks to Lee Allen's honking sax lines and bleating phrases, Dave "Baby" Cortez's distorted organ, and Ernie Fields' swing/boogie, this anthology shows how early rock & roll emerged through the union of seemingly disparate musical elements. Besides big-band jazz and shouting blues, there were also bits of rockabilly, pop, novelty tunes, and country, reworked and presented in short, captivating ditties. Here the beginnings of surf are starting to burble to the surface. Required cuts for any instro collection.
1. Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 2. Topsy, Pt. Iii - Cozy Cole 3. Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
4. Bongo Rock - Preston Epps 5. Tequila - The Champs 6. Poor Boy - The Royaltones
7. Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues 8. Happy Organ - Dave 'Baby' Cortez
9. Raunchy - Bill Justis 10. Walkin' With Mr. Lee - Lee Allen and His Band
11. Forty Miles Of Bad Road - Duane Eddy 12. Raw-Hide - Link Wray And His Ray Men 13. In The Mood - Ernie Fields Orchestra 14. Woo-Hoo - Rock-A-Teens
15. Red River Rock - Johnny And The Hurricanes 16. Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
17. Rumble - Link Wray And His Ray Men 18.Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts


Koen said...

Thanks, neat collection!

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