The latest in-store compilation from Starbucks Entertainment is the perfect summer sampler, an 18-track collection of old and new surf tunes, from classics of the genre like Dick Dale's "Miserlou," the Marketts' "Out of Limits," and the Chantays' "Pipeline" to tracks from surf revivalists like Laika & the Cosmonauts' "N.Y. '79," making this set a nice introduction to all that is surf and summer.
California may be the largest state in the Union, but it's only one state nuzzling one ocean, with only so many people living near the coastline, and a small minority of them have attempted to navigate waves on a board, much less possess the fetching physique to do so in public. Obviously, then, surf music isn't for surfers. If it were, Rhino would put out a greatest-hits EP instead of a four-disc box set. Cowabunga! is all the permanent-wave stuff most people will ever need.
Monster Surf is a Gary Hoey album released in 2005. It consists of 14 instrumental tracks, 11 of which are cover versions of surf music hits. Dick Dale, the track's original composer, makes a guest appearance on "Misirlou".
After releasing a couple of amazing 7" EP's, The Kanaloas have released their debut full-length release on Double Crown Records. We're extremely proud to have this Spanish group on the label - this foursome truly delivers some of the finest, traditional surf rock on the planet. Fabulous original compositions that you'll absolutely flip for, as well as a couple of obscure covers - "Tally Ho" and "Surfin' Tragedy". Get ready to hit the beach and SURF A GO GO!!!
Rhino closes its five-volume rock instrumentals series with an 18-track outing devoted to surf guitar. This fast-paced, prickly, and frequently exciting form may not be among the most diversified structurally, but if does offer some surging playing from its practitioners. They range from founding father Dick Dale to its most popular bands, the Surfaris, Belairs, Ventures, and Chantays. While not particularly a hardcore surf collection, this disc certainly outlines its virtues, and the tunes were long enough to display guitar proficiency, but short enough to prevent self-indulgence and repetition.
American Surf Classics and Spaghetti Western scores all interpreted through the Flamenco guitar and instrumentaion. Imagine the Ventures jamming with the Gispy Kings.
"I've discovered my love for Amercian Surf music, Spaghetti Western scores and Spanish Flamenco all share a common spirit. Please enjoy my Flamenco Guitar interpretations of these timeless classics and a few originals as well."~ Ben Woods