Willie & the Wheels was really a mid-'60s studio concoction of writing and production duo P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri. Sloan and Barri released countless tracks of surf and hot rod tunes under different group names (including the Fantastic Baggys and the Rincon Surfside Band) during the genre's commercial peak between 1963 and 1965. As Willie & the Wheels they officially released a single ("Skateboard Craze" b/w "Do What You Did") on Dunhill Records in 1965, followed by an album that same year, The Surfing Song Book, on RCA Records. Just to confuse things, The Surfing Song Book was also released under the Rincon Surfside Band moniker on Dunhill Records, although the album contains the exact same recordings in the exact same sequence. None of these tracks could be called essential, but Sloan and Barri obviously had fun doing this ...
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