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Beach Party: Garpax Surf 'n' Drag CD

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  • Audio CD (23 Feb. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B0001BRPMO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 516,951 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Beach Party (All Summer Long)Dave Kinzie 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Wipe OutKenny & the Sultans 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Red Hot Scrambler-Go!The Captivations 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Waikiki RumbleVince & the Waikiki Rumblers 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Summertime Is Surfin' TimeThe Surf Bunnies 2:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. EscondidoThe Torquays 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Let's Go To The BeachSandford & the Sandies 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Kaha Huna (Goddess Of Surfing)Gene Moles 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Little Bitty King Of The RoadThe Captivations 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Surf DanceKenny & the Ho-Daddies 1:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Surfin' With JimmyJudy Russell 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. CountdownThe Rockets Band 2:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Big Bad Ho DadLord Douglas Byron 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The ScavengerGary Paxton 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. FirewaterBucky & the Dales 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Surfin' Back To SchoolFashions 1:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. SpeedshiftThe Captivations 1:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. With VigorKenny & the Sultans 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Surfer's MemoriesFashions 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. War PathLonnie McLaughlin & the Premiers 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Wild Wild MustangThe Captivations 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Surfer's CryThe Torquays 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. WarriorThe Rockets Band 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Two Hump Dual Bump Camel Named Robert E LeeGary Paxton & the ?s 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Goofy GuitarKenny & the Ho-Daddies 1:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Dear Henry FordThe Zip-Codes 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Let’s go to the beach with a swinging collection of surf‘n’sand stompers and a few laffs too, all from the vaults of Garpax Records. Hollywood maverick Gary S Paxton tackled the early 1960s surf and hot rod crazes with relish, with a plethora of great records emanating from his studio in that era, most penned, sung and played by the great man himself. "Beach Party" is based on a classic album Paxton released in 1964 on the GSP label, bolstered by many additional tracks from the archive. There are rip-roaring instrumentals like ‘With Vigor’ and ‘Warpath’, Beach Boys-style vocal workouts like ‘Red Hot Scrambler-Go’, ‘Wild Wild Mustang’ and classic Paxton novelties such as ‘Big Bad Ho Dad’. There’s a healthy helping of unissued material too (seven tracks previously unavailable), and everything comes from the original master tapes. The package comes with extensive notes by Alec Palao detailing this interesting phase of Paxton’s career, based on lengthy interviews with the producer. But it’s a hell of a swinging party disc too!

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Format: Audio CD
This isn't the CD to find Paxton's greatest hits-which were always under other names like the Hollywood Argyles or Skip & Flip but is to show the wide range of music he put out during the 60s many times creating one off labels like GSP (Gary Sanford Paxton) and others which incorporated his name after the Garpax idea (GARLLO).Many times a song or instrumental would be recorded before a name was allocated so many of the Paxton records were one offs and a case of "throw enough mud at the wall and some may stick"
Though Paxton's hit making days may have gone by the mid 60s the fact is that most of these records could have become hits if radio play had been sufficient or the British Invasion and Tamla Motown had never happenned.
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By Jenny Harris on 20 July 2014
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not good for what I wanted
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
For the Surf and Hot Rod Music Collector 28 Aug. 2007
By M. Crowley III - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a well packaged collection by Ace Records out of Great Britain of early to mid-1960s beach and gearhead productions overseen by maverick producer Gary Paxton, he of the Hollywood Argyles and "Alley Oop fame, as well as producing Bobby "Boris" Pickett's classic "Monster Mash" single.

You are not going to find any hits here from the standpoint of what typcially passes for surf and drag music on "oldies" radio stations. Instead, you'll find great "should have been a hit" singles and songs that were made with Paxton's involvement or oversight in the hopes they would be picked up by a major label and promoted, made all the more interesting by virture of what was captured on tape in spite of the limited budgets most of these songs were produced on. Paxton essentially worked for himself, so he recorded what interested him, which is about 180 degrees opposite of how music is produced today. So, if you are into this era and type of music, and can appreciate a DIY ethic, you won't be disappointed with this purchase.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Beach Party ~ Various Artists 2 April 2003
By "mash2priz" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Well, honestly except for my all-time fav. "the thong song" I didnt find much to listen to (the 2 stars are only for this one song).
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