Various Artists

Kahuna Classics: Surf Music

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This is a compendium of surf themed music, not only the guitar rock genre known as surf. Thus, classics such as "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen sit alongside "Surf City" by Jan & Dean. Along with "Surf City" these are "new stereo recordings" from that duo. Interestingly, the Beach Boys cuts Surfin'," "Surfer Girl" and "Surfin' Safari" ) are the versions originally released on Candix and were shopped to Capitol to land them their recording contract. So, we have nearly demo material from the Beach Boys. Other strong tracks from The Ventures "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ), classic Dick Dale & His Deltones "Let's Go Trippin'" and "Misirlou" ), The Surfaris "Wipe Out," of course) and some not as well known but very tubular "Body Surf" (Aki Aleong & The Nobles), "Pintor" (The Pharos), "Mr. Moto" (The Belairs) and "Bongo Rock" (Preston Epps).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:14
2 1:41
3 2:15
4 3:15
5 2:27
6 2:45
7 1:57
8 2:16
9 2:03
10 2:14
11 2:07
12 2:08
13 2:09
14 2:17
15 2:46
16 2:10
17 2:15
18 2:01
19 2:01
20 2:27
21 2:26
22 2:16
23 2:13
24 2:01
25 3:38
26 2:29
27 2:59
28 1:55
29 2:27
30 2:25
31 2:17
32 2:08
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