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5.0 out of 5 stars Mindless fun, 18 July 2012
This review is from: A-Ooga!!! Stamp & Shake With The Routers (Audio CD)
Both this CD by the Routers and the one by the Marketts are Limited Editions from Ace of 1500 each so they'll be gone in no time as I'm sure all collectors of instrumentals will snap them up.
Ace have deleted stuff before like The Norfolk Sound yet why put all that work in just to eventually remove them in less than a year-its like being blackmailed
Both these groups were interchangeable in many ways and in fact the Marketts had begun in 1962 with an instrumental called Surfer's Stomp purchased by Liberty from the Union label.
Both were studio musicians using the same players in ever changing permutations and bands were formed to go on tour one of which was the no hit Vulcanes-singles on Capitol,Liberty and Goliath- who were given the chance to become Routers or Marketts the same way a U K 70s group of session musicians were given to become Rubettes.
Obviously few knew or even cared at this form of deception and the Mar-Ketts as they were now known went well into the British Invasion with one of the first Batman singles.In other words people with autographs got them from musicians who had no connection
There were other sets appearing as the Routers or the Marketts one of which included former high school popper Scott Engel who'd cut singles for a Texas label called Orbit-about 18 months later he was a Walker Brother.
Info came through to the U K in bits and bobs some of it inaccurate but the Age of the Record Collector and Serious Researchist would begin after the Beatles' Sgt Pepper.
Try reading through the booklets without getting lost if you're a recent instrumental collector-there is just too much detail for what in effect was all about people trying to make a buck by copying other people.
And don't you just love that word AOOGA-which is the sound of a car engine starting up
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2013 16:06:08 GMT
B. T. Davies says:
Where is there anything about this CD and the tracks on it in this review?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2013 09:22:16 GMT
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Posted on 20 Mar 2013 14:12:36 GMT
B. T. Davies says:
How does my comment make it sound like I am new to instrumentals? If I was, why should I start with Duane Eddy? Why not The Fireballs, The Ventures or Link Wray. When I read a review of a CD I would like to know if the tracks are the originals and not re-recordings, whether they are in Stereo or Mono and what the track listing is if it has not already been given as many are not. Reading about the knowledge of the reviewer however extensive, does not help me to decide whether to buy the CD or not.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2013 15:50:57 GMT
LPpsb says:
Congratulations! You have just been irritated by the most pompous, puffed up know all on this website. The condescension of "Richard Alice Collector" knows no bounds.

Wait a little while and he'll tell you to **** off!

I received the same scorn from him when I, not unreasonably, stated that one of his reviews mentioned nothing about the content of the Cd.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RMQNWU35FVKZX/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B004WDPXCG&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2013 16:16:43 GMT
B. T. Davies says:
Lol, thanks for that. It is of no consequence what he might say further. I know that he does not know more than I do about music from the '50s and '60s. You never know, he might learn something.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2013 16:19:47 GMT
LPpsb says:
He has written lots of reviews of 50s and 60s music and believes himself to be pre-eminent in his authority. Good luck taking him on!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2013 16:24:04 GMT
B. T. Davies says:
I have said my piece and whatever he might say, it will not change a bad review

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 16:32:47 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2013 09:34:49 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2013 11:34:15 GMT
B. T. Davies says:
Hey vbhgft, when you said he would tell me to **** off! I was expecting something else, I only got a clear off, lol. I see that the democracy of anonymity is alive and well on Amazon. Could you tell me, after how many reviews am I allowed to have an opinion? At least you have told me one thing now, that the tracks on the CD are not remakes. What the fact that Link Wray never had a UK hit has got to do with anything I don't know. He did have a top 10 hit and three minor hits in the US. Now you know how many reviews I have on Amazon, I hope you read them and they were of help to you.
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