Hey Beach Girls: Female Surf 'n' Drag

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It wasn't just guys singing about surfboards and hot rods during the surf and drag boom in the early '60s; the girls were doing it, too, as this delightful 25-track compilation from Ace Records shows. Although nothing here was really ever more than a regional hit, these female singers and groups add a refreshing spin to a genre that puts a premium on motion and speed and expands love to include the sun, endless waves, and high-performance car engines. It adds up to a wonderful batch of rarities including Brian Wilson's production of "Pray for Surf" by the Honeys (who included Marilyn Rovell, Wilson's soon-to-be wife), "(Dance with The) Surfin' Band" by Hal Blaine & ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It wasn't just guys singing about surfboards and hot rods during the surf and drag boom in the early '60s; the girls were doing it, too, as this delightful 25-track compilation from Ace Records shows. Although nothing here was really ever more than a regional hit, these female singers and groups add a refreshing spin to a genre that puts a premium on motion and speed and expands love to include the sun, endless waves, and high-performance car engines. It adds up to a wonderful batch of rarities including Brian Wilson's production of "Pray for Surf" by the Honeys (who included Marilyn Rovell, Wilson's soon-to-be wife), "(Dance with The) Surfin' Band" by Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars (drum legend Hal Blaine with the Blossoms on vocals), "Will You Love Me (Like You Did Last Summer)" by the Westwoods (Gracia Nitzsche singing an arrangement composed by her husband, Jack Nitzsche), a stomping "Drag Race Johnny" by Australia's endearing Little Pattie, and the first ever effort by the great songwriting team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, "Red Corvette," which was billed to Ellie Gee & the Jets. Each of these sides is at least historically interesting, and if some, like a rare surf song from Motown Records, "Surfer Boy" by the Supremes, are conceptually improbable, each conjures up the sound and feel of an endless summer where it isn't just the guys in motion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667043021
  • Catalog Number: 6704302
  • Sales rank: 54,988

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pray For Surf - The Honeys (2:31)
  2. 2 Cycle Set - Donna Loren (2:01)
  3. 3 (Dance With the) Surfin' Band - Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars (2:09)
  4. 4 Draggin' Wagon - The Surfer Girls (2:19)
  5. 5 Shoot the Curl - The Honeys (2:20)
  6. 6 He's My Surfin' Guy - The Beach Girls (2:26)
  7. 7 (You Can't Take) My Boyfriend's Woody - The Angels (2:22)
  8. 8 He's My Blonde-Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Guy - Little Pattie & the Statesmen (1:41)
  9. 9 Sammy the Sidewalk Surfer - The Surfettes (2:16)
  10. 10 Don't Drag No More - Susan Lynne (2:32)
  11. 11 I Miss My Surfer Boy Too - The Westwoods (2:28)
  12. 12 Riding the Waves - Dee Dee Sharp (2:25)
  13. 13 Hey, Beach Boy - Andrea Carroll (2:15)
  14. 14 Surfer's Playmate - The Fleetwoods (2:21)
  15. 15 Attention! Accident (Sur l'Autoroute de l'Ouest) (Shut Down) - Les Gam's (2:07)
  16. 16 Beach Blanket Bingo - Donna Loren (1:53)
  17. 17 We're Goin' Surfin - The Marshans (2:18)
  18. 18 Drag Race Johnny - Little Pattie & the Statesmen (2:25)
  19. 19 Surfin' - The Orlons (2:27)
  20. 20 Will You Love Me (Like You Did Last Summer) - The Westwoods (2:19)
  21. 21 Lonely Little Beach Girl - Carol Connors (1:47)
  22. 22 Surfer Boy - The Supremes (2:28)
  23. 23 Rod Hot Rod - King Pins (2:07)
  24. 24 Your Baby's Gone Surfin' - Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes (2:23)
  25. 25 Red Corvette - Ellie Gee & the Jets (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Wilson Conductor
H.B. Barnum Conductor
Leroy Glover Conductor
Richard Podolor Conductor
Jacques Denjean Conductor
Technical Credits
Herb Alpert Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Duane Eddy Composer
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bob Keene Producer
Dave Appell Composer, Producer
David Axelrod Producer
David Gates Arranger
Lee Hazlewood Composer, Producer
Mike Love Composer
Jack Nitzsche Producer
Kent Morrill Composer, Producer
Norman Petty Producer
Buzz Cason Composer
Hal Blaine Composer
H.B. Barnum Arranger
Jeff Barry Composer, Producer
Lor Crane Composer
Richard Delvy Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Bob Feldman Composer
Leroy Glover Arranger
Arnold Goland Arranger
Jack Gold Producer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Al Gorgoni Arranger
Richard Gottehrer Composer
Guy Hemric Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Jack Keller Composer
Kal Mann Composer, Producer
Richard Podolor Arranger
Ben Raleigh Composer
Bob Reisdorff Producer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Diane Rovell Composer
Al Schmitt Producer
Jerry Styner Composer
Skip Taylor Composer
Don Thomas Arranger
Gary Usher Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Artie Kornfeld Composer, Producer
Buck Ormsby Composer, Producer
Malcolm Baumgart Liner Notes
Gary Pipkin Composer
Mick Patrick Liner Notes
Carol Connors Composer
Steve Venet Producer
Roger Christian Composer
Jay Justin Composer
Robert Jameson Composer
Rich Dangel Composer
Saundra Glantz Composer
Robert Kalina Composer
Bernice Ross Composer
Walter Sego Composer
Marshall Leib Composer, Producer
Joe Halford Composer, Producer
Bianca Freundlich Composer
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