Friday, September 12, 2008

Archie Thompson - The Legend of Johnny Surf

Longtime San Diego favorite, Archie Thompson moves from the piano bar to the beach.
With the spotlight on his fiery tenor sax, he swings, stomps, and wails, while paying homage to the great rock instrumental records of the 50's and 60's. Archie is featured on saxophones, piano, organ, and vocals. For good measure he also handles the bass guitar duties, as well as writes, produces and arranges these finger-poppin' gems.
From the Latin influenced El Niño to the irresistible Body Whomp! he brings back the vintage feel-good party music of a beach-blanket-bash! The title track, Johnny Surf is a Southern California folklore tale combining swing, talkin’ blues and surfy twang. He growls his alto sax over a spy movie groove, and his funky organ pays tribute to La Jolla's Bird Rock. The reggae flavored Java Joe and the sunset-smooth Baja Sol round out this beach music set. If you like The Rumblers or The Revels or sleazy saxy rock give Archie a try.

1) El Nino, 2) Johnny Surf, 3) Body Whomp, 4) Swami's, 5) Bird Rock, 6) Hot-diggity-Dog, 7) Tsunami, 8) Crusty, 9) I Live Downstream, 10) Java Joe, 11) Baja Sol



paul said...

Thank you for another great set. Have a look at this site for rare instrumentals:

Keep up the good work.
Cheers Paul

DaBoss said...

Thanks Paul. Way cool stuff. Glad you liked the post. Some hard core rare items coming in the next few weeks or so, a real treat.

Brandonio! said...

Damn this a cool as hell album.I Strongly recommend this album to everyone who has stumpled their way to the Lounge.

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