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I enjoy opening up a surf guitar album every May.

The Ace label has some.  They do good work, don't they?

 

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Here's one of the more bizarre examples or surf music colliding headlong with mainstream America in the early 60's.

 

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15 hours ago, GA Russell said:

I enjoy opening up a surf guitar album every May.

The Ace label has some.  They do good work, don't they?

 

Yes, very good work and totally legit, licensed, etc.

36 minutes ago, Dave James said:

Here's one of the more bizarre examples or surf music colliding headlong with mainstream America in the early 60's.

 

Look Ma, no amplifiers or power cords!

This, on the other hand, is real and freakin' fantastic.

And this is pretty great.

 

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This is a nice series to pick up. Long live SURF MUSIC!

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Can I safely assume that the Bobby Fuller of "El Paso Rock" is the same Bobby Fuller who had a hit with this song?

 

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8 minutes ago, Dave James said:

Can I safely assume that the Bobby Fuller of "El Paso Rock" is the same Bobby Fuller who had a hit with this song?

 

The very same, and Bobby Fuller is in one of my all time favorite rock video:

 

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Rosie Flores from Austin and not known for her surf music, nails it here.

 

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Never understood how Bobby Fuller's "Let Her Dance" didn't become a huge hit song.

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9 hours ago, Matthew said:

This is a nice series to pick up. Long live SURF MUSIC!

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Matthew, that was my album last year!

Sundazed is another good label, isn't it?

John, thanks for the affirmation of Ace.  For whatever reason, I have always linked them in my mind with Charly.

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1 hour ago, GA Russell said:

Matthew, that was my album last year!

Sundazed is another good label, isn't it?

John, thanks for the affirmation of Ace.  For whatever reason, I have always linked them in my mind with Charly.

Ace is miles ahead of Charly in every regard.  Sundazed is fabulous, sort of a better Rhino, founded by Bob Irwin.  Great remastering on Sundazed.  And their old catalogs were wonderful reading, very humorous.  

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This Rhino box was pretty good, although I haven't listened to it in a long time.

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Second felser's comments about Ace Records! I have their 3 volume "Birth of Surf" compilations. The well known tracks are there (mostly on Vol.1) along with the obligatory (for Ace) rare/first time on CD recordings on the other volumes. I prefer Vol.1. The booklets are decent with some brief notes about each track/artist.

Vol.1, https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Surf-Various-Artists/dp/B000PATZQ0

and the others (scroll down) https://acerecords.co.uk/various-artists-birth-of-surf

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Half because I love the song, the other half for the memories it conjures of growing up in San Diego where Endless Summer was a mainstay in the theaters.

 

Dig this one because it's a badass song

 

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OK, Matthew!  I will see your Endless Summer, and raise with this.

 

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This one's a great compilation. The original version pictured above packaged the 4 CDs in a book - it's out of print now, but has been reissued in a regular jewel case minus the book. 

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the steve hoffman mastered collections on DCC compact classics

not expensive like hotel california dcc.  cheap like any regular not rare cd.  

 

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Bruce & Terry, The Rivieras, The Sunrays, The Blazers, Dick Dale ...

 

Beach Classics (1987, CD) | Discogs

 

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On 4/29/2020 at 2:25 AM, Dave Garrett said:

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This one's a great compilation. The original version pictured above packaged the 4 CDs in a book - it's out of print now, but has been reissued in a regular jewel case minus the book. 

Dave, I see that that is on the RockBeat label.  Do they do good work?

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On 4/29/2020 at 11:25 PM, Dave Garrett said:

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This one's a great compilation. The original version pictured above packaged the 4 CDs in a book - it's out of print now, but has been reissued in a regular jewel case minus the book. 

 

10 hours ago, GA Russell said:

Dave, I see that that is on the RockBeat label.  Do they do good work?

I had forgotten this one, and it's great! ReckBeat is a very good label, and this is a quality set.

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I'm shocked...shocked I say that we've gotten this far into a discussion of surf guitar with no mention Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys.

 

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On 4/30/2020 at 5:00 AM, GA Russell said:

Dave, I see that that is on the RockBeat label.  Do they do good work?

Yes, I have several of their other sets, and they're a treasure trove of stuff that's off the beaten track:

https://www.discogs.com/Various-So-Cal-Speed-Shops-Hot-Rod-Classics/release/12194993

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Los-Nuggetz-1960s-Punk-Pop-And-Psychedelic-Music-From-Latin-America/release/4755470

https://www.discogs.com/The-5-Royales-Soul-Swagger-The-Complete-5-Royales-1951-1967/release/11767705

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Pulp-Pop-Culture-Box-Vol-1/release/5078013

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Groove-Grind-Rare-Soul-63-73/release/7903529

All of the above sets are also nicely packaged in 7"-8" square book-style packaging that contain the liner notes booklets as well as the CDs (with the exception of the Pulp & Pop Culture one, which is a regular CD-sized clamshell box). 

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This was my second single, purchased in August, 1964.

 

And this was the flip side.

 

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On 4/30/2020 at 10:51 PM, chewy-chew-chew-bean-benitez said:

the steve hoffman mastered collections on DCC compact classics

not expensive like hotel california dcc.  cheap like any regular not rare cd.  

 

R-1214500-1201248908.jpeg.jpg  Downey records its called it guess, the surf label

 

 

 

 

 

Chewy, Surf Legends and Rumors has long been a favorite of mine.  Great pick!

I haven't seen the other one before, but most of its tracks I have from other compilations.

Matthew, thanks for your opinion of the RockBeat label.  I've seen a few of their issues available.

Dave, on yours and Matthew's recommendations, I have placed my order for Surf-Age Nuggets.  It should arrive in a week.

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Dave and Matthew, thanks for your recommendations of Surf-Age Nuggets!  I have been enjoying Disc 1 throughout the past week.

Tomorrow being Memorial Day, I might open up the Surfaris cd.

I forgot to mention that I also picked up a copy of Brian Wilson's No Pier Pressure.

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