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.
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!!!
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
Frantic modernized yet retro surf guitar instrumentals as Mozart might play today on electric guitar. Smoother and fuller guitar tones than previous version 1. Songs vary widely yet all show intense energy and motion. "I was thrilled by the first version, but the second is even more rockin’ and the guitars gallop. Everything on this album is a keeper, what a great time for fans of rockin' surf!" – Bernard Boyat, "Cry of the Coyote" CD Review magazine. They gave it a "Cry of the Heart Award" with highest rating. "Whimsical Surf Version 2 is good old-fashioned party time fun. Everything from the music to the artwork is a gas…guaranteed to put a smile on anybody's face." – SurfRockMusic.com
An expanded version of SV-115 Art Pepper - Surf Ride. The first date finds the alto saxophonist in fine form, leading a quartet consisting of pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Joe Mondragon, and drummer Larry Bunker. Pepper primarily sticks to originals, though he offers a warm rendition of the standard "These Foolish Things" as well. Pepper sounds a little more adventurous on the second date, accompanied by pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Bob Whitlock, and drummer Bobby White. Two takes of "Chili Pepper" (a Latin-flavored reworking of the venerable "Tea for Two"), two versions of the rapid-fire "Suzy the Poodle" (based upon "[Back Home Again In] Indiana"), a lush arrangement of the ballad "Everything Happens to Me," and a swinging performance of Lester Young's "Tickle Toe" (which incorporates cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's tag from the recording of Paul Whiteman's "When") make up this session.