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Quite a Party - The Early Years

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Quite a Party - The Early Years
Quite a Party - The Early Years


Although THE FIREBALLS are chiefly remembered as an Instrumentals combo, they also recorded with vocalists CHUCK THARP and JIMMY GILMER. The most successful R&R 8200;band to emerge from New Mexico, they were led by guitarist George Tomsco, whose highly distinctive Tex-Mex guitar playing style was a huge influence on Surf music. This compilation anthologises all their Instro singles between 1959-62, as well as solo and group recordings by both Tharp and Gilmer, thus making this a unique package. These sides were all produced by the legendary Norman Petty, at his Clovis studio. Features the Instrumental hits 'Torquay', 'Bulldog', 'Vaquero' and 'Quite A 8200;Party', alongside rarities like 'Little Toy', 'Holiday Love' and solo Jimmy Gilmer sides like 'Look Alive!', 'Wishing', 'Born To Be With You', and 'Won't Be Long'. Indeed, this phenomenal set includes no less than nine serious collectors' rarities, which have never previously been reissued in any format, let alone CD.


  1. Name
  2. The Fireballs I Dont Know
  3. The Fireballs Fireball
  4. Jimmy Gilmer Look Alive!
  5. Jimmy Gilmer Because I Need You
  6. The Fireballs Torquay
  7. The Fireballs Cry Baby
  8. The Fireballs Bulldog
  9. The Fireballs Nearly Sunrise
  10. The Fireballs Foot-Patter
  11. The Fireballs Kissin
  12. Jimmy Gilmer True Love Ways
  13. Jimmy Gilmer Wishing
  14. Chuck Tharp & The Fireballs Long, Long Ponytail
  15. Chuck Tharp & The Fireballs Let There Be Love
  16. The Fireballs Vaquero (Cowboy)
  17. The Fireballs Chief Whoopin-Koff
  18. The Fireballs Sweet Talk
  19. The Fireballs Almost Paradise
  20. Jimmy Gilmer Do You Think
  21. Jimmy Gilmer Good, Good Lovin
  22. The Fireballs Rik-A-Tik
  23. The Fireballs Yacky Doo
  24. The Fireballs Quite A Party
  25. The Fireballs Gunshot
  26. Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs Call In The Sheriff
  27. Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs Dont Stop
  28. The Fireballs Really Big Time
  29. The Fireballs Tuff-A-Nuff
  30. Chimmy Gilmer Born To Be With You
  31. Chimmy Gilmer Im Gonna Go Walkin
  32. The Fireballs Carioca
  33. The Fireballs Find Me A Golden?Street
  34. Guitars, Inc Little Toy
  35. Guitars, Inc Holiday Love
  36. The Fireballs Blacksmith Blues
  37. Jimmy Gilmer Wont Be Long
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