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Instrumental Surf Music

06/19/10 8:00PM By Joel Najman

AP
Actors amuse themselves between shooting scenes of a movie at California's Malibu Beach on January 5, 1965. The dancers are Linda Opie and Johnny Fain, featured performers in movie "Beach Blanket Bingo."
Beginning in the late 1950's an entirely new genre of rock music started reverberating within southern California's beachside teenage dance halls and over the radio airwaves:  an echo-laden guitar-driven beat-heavy instrumental sound that recreated sonically the exhilaration that surfers say they experience when they catch a big Pacific Ocean wave rolling in toward shore.

The harmony vocals of the Beach Boys became internationally popular, but purists say that the only true surf music are those small-combo instrumental recordings with  driving Fender guitars.

This week Joel Najman's My Place program features an hour of vintage instrumental surf music by artists including Dick Dale, The Chantays and The Surfaris.

Playlist

8:03pm

Miserlou
Artist Name: Dick Dale & The Del-Tones
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Deltone 5019
 

8:06pm

Surf Beat
Artist Name: Dick dale & His Deltones
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Deltone 5020
 

8:09pm

Victor
Artist Name: Dick dale & His Deltones
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 5140
 

8:12pm

Point Panic
Artist Name: The Surfaris
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Decca 31538
 

8:15pm

Wipe Out
Artist Name: The Surfaris
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Dot 16440
Note: First released on Princess 50
 

8:18pm

Pipeline
Artist Name: The Chantays
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Dot 16440
Note: First released on Downey 104
 

8:21pm

Monsoon
Artist Name: The Chantays
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Dot 16492
 

8:24pm

Surf Rider
Artist Name: The Lively Ones
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Del-Fi 4196
 

8:27pm

High Tide
Artist Name: The Lively Ones
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Del-Fi 4210
 

8:30pm

Penetration
Artist Name: The Pyramids
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Best 13002
Note: First recorded on Best 102 in 1963
 

8:33pm

Midnight Run
Artist Name: The Pyramids
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Cedwicke 13005
 

8:36pm

Surfari
Artist Name: The Original Surfaris
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Del-Fi 4219
 

8:39pm

Walk - Don't Run
Artist Name: The Ventures
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Dolton 25
Note: First released on Blue Horizon 101 in 1959
 

8:43pm

Perfidia
Artist Name: The Ventures
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Dolton 28
 

8:45pm

Baja
Artist Name: The Astronauts
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 47-8194
 

8:48pm

Hot Doggin'
Artist Name: The Astronauts
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 47-8224
 

8:51pm

Banzai Washout
Artist Name: The Catalinas
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: R.I.C. 113
 

8:54pm

Baggies
Artist Name: The Bel-Aires
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Lucky Token 107
 

8:59pm

Golash
Artist Name: The Intrepides
CD/Album: 45rpm single - no title
Record co./Cat #: Mascio 120
Note: excerpt
 

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