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