The Best of Merrell Fankhauser

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Folks have outfitted Merrell Fankhauser with a lot of labels throughout a career which has found him moving through rockabilly, surf, folk, and psychedelic singer/songwriter fare to his so-called "surfadelica" phase and beyond, and he's sampled and been all of these things, both as a solo artist and with his bands through the years, which include the surf outfit the Impacts, Merrell & the Exiles, Farardokly, H.M.S. Bounty (arguably his creative high point), Mu, the Fankhauser-Cassidy Blues Band, and in 1995, he reunited the Impacts. In truth, he sounds like a songwriter and musician who has adapted to the changing whims of the music business, trying to fit in at the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Folks have outfitted Merrell Fankhauser with a lot of labels throughout a career which has found him moving through rockabilly, surf, folk, and psychedelic singer/songwriter fare to his so-called "surfadelica" phase and beyond, and he's sampled and been all of these things, both as a solo artist and with his bands through the years, which include the surf outfit the Impacts, Merrell & the Exiles, Farardokly, H.M.S. Bounty (arguably his creative high point), Mu, the Fankhauser-Cassidy Blues Band, and in 1995, he reunited the Impacts. In truth, he sounds like a songwriter and musician who has adapted to the changing whims of the music business, trying to fit in at the edges of each new sound each new decade, until he finally returned completely to his surf roots. This set surveys these changes, and it includes some wonderful tracks like the fuzz classic "Drivin' Sideways (On a One Way Street)," the modal "Blue Jay Blue" (full of wonderful, floating harmonies), the drive anthems "Workin' in the City" and "Goin' South," and a pair of late surf sides, the joyous and raucous "Surfin' Pismo" and the bouncy and Jimmy Buffett-like "Tiki Lounge." He may not be quite as exploratory and out there as his reputation holds, but Fankhauser is still never less than quirky and interesting. His career is concisely sampled and surveyed here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/2011
  • Label: Ais
  • EAN: 5060230861685
  • Catalog Number: 3086168
  • Sales rank: 204,486

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merrell Fankhauser Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Cipollina Slide Guitar
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Peter Noone Background Vocals
Mark Nelson Piano
Ben Benay Guitar
Bill Berg Drums
Colin Cameron Bass
Ed Cassidy Drums
Bill Cuomo Piano, Keyboards
Jack Jordan Bass, Background Vocals
Steve Meese Bass, Piano
Larry Meyers Drums
Art Munson Guitar
Louie Ortega Guitar, Vocals
Ray Purcell Drums
Lumpy Sahroian Bass
Larry Willey Bass, Vocals
Randy Wimer Drums, Vocals
Jeff Cotton Guitar, Piano, Oboe, Vocals
Dean Sorenson Saxophone
Art Dougall Drums
Tim Fankhauser Background Vocals
Jerry Sagouspe Drums, Background Vocals
Jimmy Dillon Guitar
Ray Wells Harmonica
Oliver Ignacio Bass
Don Aldridge Background Vocals
Jody Cobb Bass
Jim Furguson Bass
Gary Lotspeich Background Vocals
Darrell Thatcher Steel Guitar
Mary Lee Violin, Vocals
Bobby O Bass, Background Vocals
Greg Hampton Drums
Bill Dodd Organ, Guitar, Background Vocals
Julie Beaver Violin
Donnie Smith Guitar
Jeff Parker Bass
Bruce Ulch Trumpet
Bruce Hivey Drums
Billy Fapiano Guitar
Anna Romero Background Vocals
Kit Mungo Percussion, Keyboards
John Parr Drums
Jay Furguson Flute
Gary Malabar Drums
Don Carmadella Horn
Dee Burr Bass, Vocals
Yoriko Hongo Keyboards, Background Vocals
Steve Morrisey Saxophone
Stephen Bee Percussion, Background Vocals
Rudy Esquire Saxophone
Ralph Lewis Bass
Leroy Richards Bass
Technical Credits
Merrell Fankhauser Composer
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