Roots of the Beach Boys

The Roots of the Beach Boys

     
 
The Beach Boys' California sound was a joyful hybrid of Chuck Berry guitar riffs, Four Freshmen vocal harmonies, and a young man's fascination with fun and motion, which, in the case here, meant songs about cars, surfboards, and girls. That Brian Wilson and company cobbled all of this together into a

Overview

The Beach Boys' California sound was a joyful hybrid of Chuck Berry guitar riffs, Four Freshmen vocal harmonies, and a young man's fascination with fun and motion, which, in the case here, meant songs about cars, surfboards, and girls. That Brian Wilson and company cobbled all of this together into a soundtrack for an endless summer was either a stroke of genius or blind luck, and most likely a little of both. This set collects the originals of songs the Beach Boys either recorded or adapted, and the group's roots and influences are clear as sleigh bells. Chuck Berry is here ("Sweet Little Sixteen"), and so are the Four Freshmen ("Graduation Day"), as well as Ritchie Valens ("Bluebirds Over the Mountain") and Bobby Freeman ("Do You Wanna Dance"), and even Leadbelly ("Cotton Fields"), making this a fun playlist even without the Beach Boys angle. It's perfect for a long drive at the start of that endless summer.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2012
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0636551009027
catalogNumber:
90

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Dave Henderson   Liner Notes
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
R. Berry   Composer
D. Weaver   Composer
L. Stock   Composer
A. Lewis   Composer
F. Smith   Composer
F. Parris   Composer

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