Various Artists

Raunchy!, Vol. 2: More Instrumentals - Rockin' into the Sixties

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Mixing a little jazz, some country, some uptown blues, and a whole lot of R&B DNA in a funky blender, instrumental rock & roll had its greatest run in the late '50s before morphing into the surf music craze of the early '60s. This generous two-disc, 51-track set collects classic tracks from that later 1960s era, including Duane Eddy's “40 Miles of Bad Road,” Johnny & the Hurricanes' “Beatnik Fly,” the Ventures' “Walk, Don’t Run,” and many others (even Lawrence Welk shows up here with his version of “Calcutta”). It’s fun stuff, raw and effortlessly engaging, and the perfect fuel for a long drive or an impromptu dance party.

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