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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by panhead6zero, Jun 18, 2019.
I listened to this on a Chess Records compilation. Lots of Surfy elements!
Thanks for the post? What year was this record made? It does sound very surfy! Also has some "Secret Agent Man"type feel to it, could see this being part of the soundtrack to a James Bond filmm
I think it was 1957.
The original surf tunes would be 1930s Hawaiian steel guitar music.
Very cool. I always think of this one from '58 as the first Electric surf.
Did somebuddy mention Johnny Rivers . . .
quick tempo guitar jammin´
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers (1966)
This is the original Murphtone.
Ohhhhhhhhhhh SURFtone. Never mind.
On a serious note, that song was recorded in 57 and Dick Dale didn't get credited with the surf music phenomenon until 61. I can't find any surf music that predates 57.
I liked it! Thanks for sharing.
Murph and the Magictones!
Love that early surf and big Johnny Rivers fan!
ah ... leave it up to you Jena .... great old songs ..thanks
I like this time though...great playing and the vocalized guitar melody is awesome.
Spudnik/Surf Rider by The Ventures and later cover by The Lively Ones works for me:
It also sounds a bit like the Fabulous Wailers version of "I idolize you"...
This has pre Fender reverb in it, Leonard Chess studio created verb!! Lake Michigan Surfs!
also early . . . I like it as a"beach tune" pre-Beach Boys . . .
Very cool, panhead6zero. Thanks for sharing it!
“Dick Dale is the uncontested king of surf guitar . . .”
“the man that came closest to recreating the sound of the waves
through the heavy use of reverb and repeated assaults on his stratocaster.”
He fitted the lefty champagne gold strat with the biggest strings possible -
016 - 060 !
‘Guitars and Heroes’ , pg. 86, book by Julien Bitoun (originally published in French)
Definitely very Surf-ish. There’s definitely a lot of Blues to it as well, but it sounds quite prescient of First Wave Surf. Thanks for posting this.
Hey guys as a keen surfer all my life I'm bemused by the name this music genre has given itself.
Can anyone explain how it got the name "surf".
Is it cos the Ventures wrote an instrumental piece 60 yrs years ago, struggled to find a name for it and finally came up with "surfing" - or is there something more to it
I never met Jody Williams myself but he don't look like a surfer to me