Surf's Coming Down

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With the ready availability of electric guitars and reliable amps, instrumental R&B combos turned up the volume in the late '50s and early '60s, and thanks to innovations like on-board reverb units, the sound these regional instrumental groups generated came to be known as surf, although most of the musicians involved had never surfed and were, truthfully, usually landlocked in their various regional scenes across America. Still, surf is what this sound came to be called, so surf it is. This three-disc, 60-track set collects tracks from several of these instrumental bands and guitar slingers, including "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures, the Champs' decidedly non-surf ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With the ready availability of electric guitars and reliable amps, instrumental R&B combos turned up the volume in the late '50s and early '60s, and thanks to innovations like on-board reverb units, the sound these regional instrumental groups generated came to be known as surf, although most of the musicians involved had never surfed and were, truthfully, usually landlocked in their various regional scenes across America. Still, surf is what this sound came to be called, so surf it is. This three-disc, 60-track set collects tracks from several of these instrumental bands and guitar slingers, including "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures, the Champs' decidedly non-surf "Tequila," and pieces from Link Wray ("Rumble") and Duane Eddy ("Ramrod"), among others. It's a fun set, with plenty of pop, motion, and twang-heavy guitars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/2011
  • Label: Not Now Uk
  • EAN: 5060143490651
  • Catalog Number: 4349065
  • Sales rank: 34,789

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures (2:05)
  2. 2 Rumble - Link Wray (2:17)
  3. 3 Apache - The Shadows (2:54)
  4. 4 Shazam - Duane Eddy (2:02)
  5. 5 The Crawler - The Bel-Airs (2:13)
  6. 6 Moon Dawg - The Gamblers (2:15)
  7. 7 Fireball - The Fireballs (1:48)
  8. 8 Woo Hoo - The Rock-A-Teens (2:05)
  9. 9 Raunchy - Muvva "Guitar" Hubbard (2:29)
  10. 10 Cross Ties - Dale Hawkins (2:22)
  11. 11 Have Guitar Will Travel - Scotty Moore Trio (2:01)
  12. 12 Perfidia - The Ventures (2:04)
  13. 13 President's Walk - Ray Ethier (1:58)
  14. 14 The Stranger - The Shadows (2:42)
  15. 15 Clap Trap - The Vampires (2:20)
  16. 16 Slinky! - Link Wray (2:31)
  17. 17 Foot-Patter - The Fireballs (2:06)
  18. 18 Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy & The Rebels (2:18)
  19. 19 No Trespassing - The Ventures (1:58)
  20. 20 I Saw Her First - Bruce Johnston (1:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stung - The Bel-Airs (2:01)
  2. 2 Vaquero - The Fireballs (2:01)
  3. 3 Week End - The Kingsmen (2:21)
  4. 4 Chariot - Rhet Stoller (2:11)
  5. 5 The McCoy - The Ventures (2:08)
  6. 6 Sandstorm - Johnny & the Hurricanes (2:14)
  7. 7 Raw-Hide - Link Wray (2:07)
  8. 8 Cruising - Jimmy & the Nighthoppers (2:15)
  9. 9 Stampede - The Scarlets (1:57)
  10. 10 Ramrod - Duane Eddy (1:42)
  11. 11 Man of Mystery - The Shadows (2:01)
  12. 12 Avalanche - Don & the Galaxies (1:57)
  13. 13 Nameless - The Rockin' R's (1:40)
  14. 14 Teen Scene - The Hunters (2:04)
  15. 15 Bulldog - The Fireballs (2:12)
  16. 16 Sunday Date - The Flee Rekkers (2:52)
  17. 17 Movin' N' Groovin' - Duane Eddy (2:05)
  18. 18 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky - The Ramrods (2:36)
  19. 19 Wail! - The Royaltones (2:10)
  20. 20 Jessie Pearl - Dick Dale (2:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Bumbershoot - Phil Spector (2:20)
  2. 2 Crossfire - Johnny & the Hurricanes (2:23)
  3. 3 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy & The Rebels (2:23)
  4. 4 Fast Freight - Arvee Allens (1:59)
  5. 5 Uh Oh - The Imps (2:10)
  6. 6 Tequila - The Champs (2:13)
  7. 7 Golden Mile - The Sleepwalkers (2:15)
  8. 8 Guitar Bustin' - Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (2:25)
  9. 9 Riot in Room 3C - The Knockouts (2:38)
  10. 10 Vibrations - The Royal Jokers (2:31)
  11. 11 Cerveza - Boots Brown (2:05)
  12. 12 Torquay - The Fireballs (1:56)
  13. 13 The Fickle Chicken - The Atmospheres (2:02)
  14. 14 Blues Before Dawn - Pee Wee Crayton (1:58)
  15. 15 Guitar Boogie Shuffle - Bert Weedon (2:15)
  16. 16 Shanghaied - The Wailers (1:59)
  17. 17 Jet Black - The Shadows (2:29)
  18. 18 The Switch - The Ventures (1:57)
  19. 19 Right Turn - Link Wray & His Wraymen (1:45)
  20. 20 Werewolf - The Frantics (2:04)
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