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Complete Frantics On Dolton

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The Complete Frantics on Dolton 2004 could be the only necessary CD compendium of the instrumental combo that surfaced in Seattle circa the late 1950s/early 1960s. The reason being, the compilation contains their entire output for the regional indie Dolton Records. Of the 26 selections found here, half are previously unreleased. Although their labelmates, the Ventures became known for their surf guitar antics, the quintet of Ron Petersen guitar, Charlie Schoning keyboards, Bob Hosko sax, Jim Manolides bass, Don Fulton drums, and Manolides' replacement Jeno Landis bass rose to significance boasting a wider spectrum of styles. That said, the Frantics never came anywhere ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The Complete Frantics on Dolton 2004 could be the only necessary CD compendium of the instrumental combo that surfaced in Seattle circa the late 1950s/early 1960s. The reason being, the compilation contains their entire output for the regional indie Dolton Records. Of the 26 selections found here, half are previously unreleased. Although their labelmates, the Ventures became known for their surf guitar antics, the quintet of Ron Petersen guitar, Charlie Schoning keyboards, Bob Hosko sax, Jim Manolides bass, Don Fulton drums, and Manolides' replacement Jeno Landis bass rose to significance boasting a wider spectrum of styles. That said, the Frantics never came anywhere close to matching the Ventures' longevity or success. Prior to cutting their first single, the ambling mid-tempo "Straight Flush," backed with the languid and moody "Young Blues," the band gained their audience by good ol' fashioned touring in the Pacific Northwest. The platter made it as high as number 91, and the Frantics followed it up with the bouncy boogie "Fog Cutter" number 93 and the noir and downright creepy "Werewolf" number 83 -- which was also issued without audible howls and growls as "No Werewolf." They stretched out their sound with "The Whip," an aggressive, edgy rocker that is punctuated throughout with the whir and crack of a real whip. Conversely, the beautiful "Delilah" boasts a shimmering Polynesian vibraphone that wafts over the exotica-tinged tune. The Frantics concluded their run on Dolton with a cover of Bob Wills' "Antonio Rose" and the airy ballad "Trees." In most cases, the bevy of unissued sides are as appealing as those that made it on to one of their half-dozen 45s. Standouts include a sly nod to the Ventures' "Walk, Don't Run" on "Ventura Blvd.," the R&B-infused "Dirty Robber," and the affective "Lost Loland," featuring an interesting tremolo effect from Petersen and a melodic lead from Manolides. Kudos to Collectors' Choice Music for offering up this copious and recommended collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742046328
  • Catalog Number: 463

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Straight Flush (2:05)
  2. 2 Young Blues (2:38)
  3. 3 Fog Cutter (1:59)
  4. 4 Black Sapphire (2:07)
  5. 5 Werewolf (2:04)
  6. 6 Checkerboard (2:20)
  7. 7 No Werewolf (2:06)
  8. 8 The Whip (1:49)
  9. 9 Delilah (2:36)
  10. 10 Yankee Doodlin' (2:29)
  11. 11 One Minute of Flamenco (For Two Minutes) (2:28)
  12. 12 San Antonio Rose (2:22)
  13. 13 Trees (3:10)
  14. 14 Oh Yeah! (2:17)
  15. 15 Walkin' the Beat (2:30)
  16. 16 Richmond Stomp (1:43)
  17. 17 Ventura Blvd. (2:09)
  18. 18 Dirty Robber (2:21)
  19. 19 Sweet Cucumber (2:07)
  20. 20 Hold It (2:11)
  21. 21 Lost Loland (2:04)
  22. 22 Mio Amore (2:53)
  23. 23 Letter from Jennie (2:27)
  24. 24 Love of My Life (2:22)
  25. 25 Don't Tune (1:51)
  26. 26 Lost Love (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Frantics Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Charlie Schoning Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Victor Young Composer
Billy Butler Composer
Cecila Englehart Composer
Richie Unterberger Liner Notes
Terry Wadsworth Composer
Joyce Kilmer Composer
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