Thursday, November 25, 2021

VA - Instroville!, Hits & Rarities from the Golden Age of Pop Instrumentals [2010] (2 x CD's)

 

GOLDEN AGE OF POP

VA - Instroville!, Hits & Rarities from the Golden Age of Pop Instrumentals  [2010] (2 x CD's)

Just as Doo Wop and the Girl Group sound made an important contribution to the story of Rock 'n' Roll, so too did the Pop Instrumental, bringing with it a new dimension and diversity to the charts. From the mid 1950's until the British Invasion, arguably Instrumentals were to spawn more one-hit wonders than any other genre, largely because so many were recorded by "faceless" session players, not bone fide Pop artists. Covering the period 1956-59, this carefully compiled, hit-laden 50-track set draws together chart-toppers (Dave 'Baby' Cortez, Santo & Johnny, The Champs, etc.), lesser-heard gems (Joe Maphis, The Frantics, Cozy Cole) and cult classics (The Spacemen, Link Wray, Martin Denny). Essential listening for all instro devotees. (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1

01 Champs Tequila 2:15

02 Duane Eddy Rebel Rouser 2:22

03 Johnny & The Hurricanes Crossfire 2:28

04 Bill Black's Combo Smokie - Part 2 2:10

05 Roland James Guitarville 2:22

06 Cyclones Bullwhip Rock 2:06

07 Frantics Fog Cutter 2:01

08 Bill Justis College Man 2:28

09 Lee Allen & His Band Walkin' with Mr Lee 2:30

10 Ernie Fields Orchestra In the Mood 2:38

11 Dave "Baby" Cortez The Happy Organ 2:05

12 Royaltones Poor Boy 2:22

13 Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk 2:21

14 Sandy Nelson Teen Beat 2:23

15 Noble "Thin Man" Watts & His R Hard Times (The Slop) 2:44

16 Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra Tricky 2:37

17 Joe Maphis & Larry Collins Bye, Bye 2:24

18 Virtues Guitar Boogie Shuffle 2:40

19 Sonny Burgess Itchy 2:22

20 Link Wray & The Wraymen Raw-Hide 2:09

21 Strangers The Caterpillar Crawl 2:20

22 Tune Rockers The Green Mosquito 2:22

23 Martin Denny Quiet Village 3:42

24 Cozy Cole Topsy I 3:25

25 Bill Doggett Honky Tonk (Part 1) 3:06


CD2

01 Bill Doggett Honky Tonk (Part 2) 2:39

02 Preston Epps Bongo Rock 2:12

03 Champs Midnighter 2:13

04 Rock-A-Teens Woo-Hoo 2:07

05 Brad Suggs 706 Union 2:24

06 Gone All-Stars 7-11 2:32

07 Frantics Straight Flush 2:01

08 Spacemen The Clouds 2:48

09 Cozy Cole Topsy II 3:38

10 Lord Rockingham's Xl Fried Onions 1:47

11 Boots Brown & His Blockbusters Cerveza 2:09

12 Pets Cha-Hua-Hua 2:19

13 Applejacks Mexican Hat Rock 2:07

14 Barney Kessel Honey Rock 2:14

15 Memphis Belles featuring S Snow Job 2:10

16 Johnny & The Hurricanes Buckeye 2:13

17 Fireballs Torquay 1:56

18 Bill Justis Raunchy 2:21

19 Duane Eddy Peter Gunn 2:22

20 Link Wray & His Ray Men Rumble 2:29

21 Wailers Tall Cool One 2:27

22 Bill Doggett Slow Walk 2:34

23 Santo & Johnny Teardrop 2:07

24 Martin Denny The Enchanted Sea 2:01

25 Viscounts Harlem Nocturne 2:21

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8 comments:

  1. Morning Butterboy
    excellent set,could have done with "Hit and miss" John Barry Seven a great show opener on BBC Radio

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    1. Hi me n the reeds,
      Glad you like it. Instrumental can be real fun.

      Cheers.

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  2. Thanks for this BB, yes you could do another three or four in this series, as mentioned Hit and Miss, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Sandstorm, Sheba, I could go on but I won't I have music to listen to!

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    1. You are welcome, Paul.
      Enjoy the ones that are here. Moe in the future.

      Cheers.

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  3. Just from looking at the cover art I can literally say "Great Pick!".

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