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Why The Repeated Usage Of, 'STICK SHIFT' ??
on 29 September 2015
Although I cannot fault the quality material used on this two-discer of 40 cruisin' & rockin' instrumentals and songs from late 1950's / early 1960's, I do however find some fault with them in the too often repeated 1961 instrumental, 'Stick Shift', by, The Duals, a classic instro as it is, how about using it's equally as classic flip side, 'Cruising', for once?.
Readers may find of some interest my last 'two' previous reviews.
However, I must congratulate the cd's compilers on another fine use of, 'Flat Tyre', on here by Bobby Johnston, this late '50's novelty rockin' song was originally by, The Del Vikings, which i'd already had on cd, and so it was great to hear a 'cover' by someone else on compact disc, and this version of, 'Flat Tyre', I like as I do of the original.
With reference to great rockin' instrumentals, how's about those CD compilers compiling the following list of brilliant ''instrumentals'', that's ''both'' sides being of brilliance. Infact, they were really Double 'A' Siders.
Listed below is the American instrumentalists whose brill instros i'm refering too. Fortunately all of these eight instros, (that's both sides of four 45's), were issued or released over here in the UK during the very early 1960's, as 7'' Vinyl Singles. As follows:
'Rockets', or 'The Rockets',
1). 'Gibraltar Rock', b/w 'Walkin' Home', on Philips PB 982, recorded 1959 / released 1960.
2). 'Warrior', b/w 'Countdown', on Zodiac ZR 0010, from 1961.
'Ronnie & The Rainbows' or 'Ronnie and The Rainbows',
3). 'Loose Ends', b/w 'Sombrero', on London HL 9345, recorded 1960 / released 1961.
'Maximilian' or 'The Maximilian Group',
4). 'The Snake', b/w 'The Wanderer', on London HLX 9356, recorded 1960 / released 1961.
''Please Note'', that this above flip instro, 'The Wanderer', has 'nothing' to do with the famous 1961 song also titled, 'The Wanderer', as sung by Dion, (of Dion and The Belmonts).