Lets go to the beach with a swinging collection of surfnsand 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. Theres 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 Paxtons career, based on lengthy interviews with the producer. But its a hell of a swinging party disc too!