Beach Party

The Ventures

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1
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Pop
Label
Cherry Red
Released
March 18, 2016

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

With 100 million records sold, the Ventures are easily the most commercially successful instrumental group of all time. They are an institution in both the US & Japan & if their popularity in the UK is more modest, this is only because Britain had in the early 60s its own generation of guitar combos in the Shadows & the Tornados.

The song that started the phenomenon was their arrangement of 'Walk, Don't Run.' The group were in awe of Chet Atkins & were inspired to adapt his slightly baroque interpretation of the Johnny Smith composition. The hit brought the Ventures to national prominence & began a career of five decades & more.

Founded in Tacoma, Washington in 1958, the Ventures made a significant contribution to the surf music scene which unfolded between 1961-63. They were a revelation then, their style & humour continues to speak to us today.

The 1962 long-player, 'Beach Party' is undoubtedly one of the finest & most coherent of all original 60s Ventures concept albums & is the centrepiece of this anthology of their early years.

This edition comprises selections from each of their first nine albums & some rare single-only releases (including Part One of Mel Taylor's '2,000 Pound Bee' on which a fuzz tone / distortion box was used for the first time), all complimented by the addition of the historic Johnny Smith & Chet Atkins recordings of the seminal 'Walk, Don't Run.'

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Key Value
Catalogue number ACMEM308CD
Barcode 5013929330832
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. LUCILLE -
2. GRAVY (FOR MY MASHED POTATOES) -
3. HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY -
4. MASHED POTATO TIME -
5. SUMMERTIME -
6. HOT SUMMER (ASIAN MASHED) -
7. POISON IVY -
8. THE WAH-WATUSI -
9. INSTANT MASHED -
10. SCRATCH -
11. (BABY) HULLY GULLY -
12. SPUDNICK -
13. TELSTAR -
14. CALCUTTA -
15. APACHE -
16. GREEN ONIONS -
17. THEME FROM COME SEPTEMBER -
18. VENUS -
19. THE INTRUDER -
20. LOLITA YA-YA -
21. DRIVING GUITARS -
22. GRINGO -
23. BESAME MUCHO -
24. SILVER CITY -
25. BLUE MOON -
26. PERFIDIA -
27. GINCHY -
28. HOME -
29. WALK, DON'T RUN -
30. 2,000 POUND BEE (PART 1) -
31. 2,000 POUND BEE (PART 2) -
32. GENESIS -
33. WALK, DON'T RUN - Johnny Smith -
34. WALK, DON'T RUN - Chet Atkins -