Let's Go Trippin'
Lets Go Trippin is an instrumental by Dick Dale and The Del-Tones. It is often regarded as the first surf rock instrumental, first played in public in 1960 at the Rendezvous ballroom in Balboa, CA, it quickly reached #4 on influential Los Angeles station KFWB, and reached #60 on the national charts. The song was used as the tune to the BBC Radio 4 programme Home Truths
Alan Charles Al Jardine is an American musician and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as the rhythm guitarist, and for occasionally singing lead vocals on singles such as Help Me, Then I Kissed Her. In 2010, Jardine released his solo studio album, A Postcard from California. In 1988, Jardine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beach Boys, alan Charles Jardine was born in Lima, but his family moved to San Francisco and to Hawthorne, California. At Hawthorne High School, he befriended fellow football player Brian Wilson and watched Brian, Jardines primary musical interest was folk, and he learned banjo and guitar specifically to play folk music. When the Beach Boys formed at Wilsons home, Jardine first tried to push the band toward folk, an all-rounder on string instruments, Jardine played stand-up bass on the Beach Boys first recording, the song Surfin. Following his brief departure from the band in early 1962, he dabbled with a career in the air industry in Los Angeles, Al Jardine played bass on the Beach Boys first record for Candix Records.
Jardine is the rhythm guitarist and middle-range harmony vocalist. He first sang lead on Christmas Day, on 1964s The Beach Boys Christmas Album and followed shortly after with the Number 1 hit Help Me, thereafter he regularly sang leads on tracks. Beginning with his contributions to the Friends album, Jardine wrote or co-wrote a number of songs for the Beach Boys, California Saga, California from the Holland album, charted in early 1973. Jardines song for his first wife, Lady Lynda, scored a Top Ten chart entry in the UK, increasingly from the time of the Surfs Up album, Al became involved alongside Carl Wilson in production duties for the Beach Boys. He shared production credits with Ron Altbach on M. I. U, Album and was a significant architect of the albums concept and content. As with Lady Lynda and his 1969 rewrite of Lead Bellys Cotton Fields, Come Go with Me, Album were Jardine productions, the first being a measurable hit in the UK. Jardine instigated the Beach Boys recording of a cover of the Mamas, the associated music video featured in heavy rotation on MTV and secured extensive international airplay.
Following Carl Wilsons death in 1998, Jardine left the touring version of The Beach Boys, in 2001, Jardines band released Live in Las Vegas. In late 2006, Jardine joined Brian Wilsons band for a tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pet Sounds. In March 2008, Jardine settled a lawsuit brought against him by Love, Love had leased the Beach Boys name, and it was deemed that Jardines newly formed band, called the Beach Boys Family & Friends, was a breach of title use. In 2009, Jardines lead vocal on Big Sur Christmas was released on MP3 download, produced by longtime Red Barn Studios engineer Stevie Heger under Hegers bands name, the track was released on the Hey Stevie album, Eloquence
AllMusic is an online music guide service website. It was launched in 1991 by All Media Guide which became All Media Network, AllMusic was launched in 1991 by Michael Erlewine of All Media Guide. The aim was to discographic information on every artist whos made a record since Enrico Caruso gave the industry its first big boost and its first reference book was published the following year. When first released onto the Internet, AMG predated the World Wide Web and was first available as a Gopher site, the AMG consumer web properties AllMusic. com, AllMovie. com and AllGame. com were sold by Rovi in July 2013 to All Media Network, LLC. All Media Network, LLC. was formed by the founders of SideReel. com. The following are contributors to AllMusic, as of this date, All Media Network produced the AllMusic guide series that includes the AllMusic Guide to Rock, the All Music Guide to Jazz and the All Music Guide to the Blues. Vladimir Bogdanov is the president of the series, in August 2007, PC Magazine included AllMusic in its Top 100 Classic Websites list.
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The Beach Boys in Concert
The Beach Boys in Concert is the third live album released by the U. S. pop group The Beach Boys. It was released in late 1973, in the U. S. the live album was their first live album since Beach Boys Concert released nine years earlier. Their second, Live in London, was released in the UK in 1970, the Beach Boys in Concert gave the band their best chart peak since 1967s Wild Honey by reaching No. 25, and earning them their first gold record since 1966s Best of The Beach Boys, the album is now available on a single-disc CD. The cover art includes a rendition of Cyrus Dallins statue Appeal to the Great Spirit, highlights include updated interpretations of Caroline, No, You Still Believe in Me, Heroes and Villains, Dont Worry Baby, and Surfer Girl. Of the newer material, Sail On, Funky Pretty, and The Trader are joined, among others, with Holland out-take We Got Love, the Beach Boys in Concert hit No.25 in the US during a chart stay of 24 weeks. This is the live album and the final album on which Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar appeared as official members.
All tracks written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, unless otherwise noted. S. A, the Beach Boys in Concert CD booklet notes, Paul Williams, c.2000. The Nearest Faraway Place, Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, top Pop Singles 1955-2001, Joel Whitburn, c. Top Pop Albums 1955-2001, Joel Whitburn, c
Michael Edward Mike Love is an American singer, songwriter and activist who co-founded the Beach Boys. Characterized by his nasal, sometimes baritone singing, Love has been one of the vocalists and lyricists for most of their career. He is often regarded as a figure in the bands history. In the 1960s, Love collaborated with Wilson and was a lyricist on singles including Fun, Fun, during this period, his lyrics primarily reflected the youth culture of surfing and romance, which helped fashion pop cultures perception of the California Dream. Starting in 1968, Love became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the experience influenced his lyrics to take on themes of astrology, meditation and ecology. Following this, Loves lyrical direction shifted to attempt to recapture the bands earlier, in the late 1970s, Love began working on solo albums, releasing his first and only in 1981, Looking Back with Love. In 1988, he, along with the founding members of the Beach Boys, was inducted into the Rock.
The same year, the song, Kokomo, co-written by Love, in 1998, following the death of cousin Carl Wilson and longtime Beach Boy Bruce Johnston were given an exclusive license to tour under the name the Beach Boys. The other surviving Beach Boys, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, in 2011, the group reunited to produce a new album and embark on a tour for their 50th anniversary. Following the 50th anniversary reunion shows, Love resumed touring only with Johnston, Loves mother, Emily Wilson, was the sister of Mary and Murry Wilson, a family resident in Los Angeles since the early 1920s. Glee married Edward Milton Love, the son of the founder of the Love Sheet Metal Company, michael Edward, the first of six children, was born in the Baldwin Hills district of Los Angeles, in 1941, thereafter the family moved to the upmarket View Park area. Mike attended Dorsey High School and graduated in 1959, unsure of a career direction, he pumped gas and briefly joined his fathers company, whose fortunes dramatically declined in the late 1950s.
Both Milt and Glee Love were active in sports, and Glee had a distinct interest in painting, like her brother, however, she was strong-willed and, according to her husband, a dominant personality. The family was close-knit and regularly socialized with Murry and Audree Wilson, Murry Wilson was a part-time songwriter. Mike Love befriended the Wilson sons and often sang at family get-togethers at the Wilsons home in nearby Hawthorne and it was here, under the vocal harmony guidance of Brian Wilson, that the Beach Boys sound was established, predominantly influenced by Brians devotion to the Four Freshmens arrangements. Musical accompaniment during this phase was solely Brians self-taught piano. With the failure of Love Sheet Metal, the family was forced to move to a modest two-bedroom house in Inglewood, Love played rudimentary saxophone in the first years of the fledgling garage band that evolved from the Pendletones to the Beach Boys. He established himself, along with neighbor Gary Usher, local DJ Roger Christian, as the Beach Boys career developed, all members contributed lead vocals to hit songs, but Love remained the central vocal focus on songs like Do It Again
Johnny B. Goode
Johnny B. Goode is a 1958 rock-and-roll song written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. The song was a hit among both black and white audiences, peaking at number 2 on Billboard magazines Hot R&B Sides chart. Johnny B. Goode is considered one of the most recognizable songs in the history of popular music, credited as the first rock & roll hit about rock & roll stardom, it has been recorded by many other artists and has received several honors and accolades. The song is ranked seventh on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Written by Berry in 1955, the song is about a country boy from the New Orleans area, who plays a guitar just like ringing a bell. Berry acknowledged that the song is partly autobiographical and that the lyrics referred to Johnny as a colored boy. As well as suggesting that the player is good, the title hints at autobiographic elements, because Berry was born at 2520 Goode Avenue. The song was inspired by Johnnie Johnson, the regular piano player in Berrys band.
Johnson played on other recordings by Berry, but Lafayette Leake played the piano on this song. The opening guitar riff of Johnny B. Goode is essentially a copy of the opening single-note solo on Louis Jordans Aint That Just Like a Woman. Neither the guitar intro nor the solo are played at once, Berry played the introductory parts together with the rhythm guitar and overdubbed the solo runs. Berry wrote three more songs involving the character Johnny B, Bye Bye Johnny, Go Go Go, and Johnny B. Blues, and titled an album, and the nearly 19-minute instrumental title track from it, Chuck Berry - vocals, guitars Lafayette Leake - piano Willie Dixon - bass Fred Below - drums In The Guardian, Joe Queenan wrote that Johnny B. In Billboard, Jason Upshutz stated that the song was the first rock-star origin story, the use of Johnny B. Goode in the 1973 coming-of-age comedy-drama American Graffiti resurrected the songs popularity, as it was used in one of the main scenes of the film. When Chuck Berry was inducted into the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 23,1986, he performed Johnny B.
Goode and Rock and Roll Music, backed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The Hall of Fame included these songs and Maybellene in their list of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, for its influence as a rock and roll single. In the 1984 film Threads, the song is three times. The first time is when core characters Ruth Beckett and Jimmy Kemp discuss the future of their relationship before the outbreak of nuclear war, the second time is when Jimmy is at a pub, drinking with his mate
Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry was an American guitarist and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven and Roll Music, Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a style that included guitar solos and showmanship. Born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Berry had an interest in music from an early age, while still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947. After his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of the blues musician T-Bone Walker and his break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955 and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess, of Chess Records. With Chess, he recorded Maybellene—Berrys adaptation of the country song Ida Red—which sold over a million copies, reaching number one on Billboard magazines rhythm and blues chart.
By the end of the 1950s, Berry was a star, with several hit records and film appearances. He had established his own St. Louis nightclub, Berrys Club Bandstand, but in January 1962, he was sentenced to three years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act—he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines. After his release in 1963, Berry had several hits, including No Particular Place to Go, You Never Can Tell. His insistence on being paid in cash led in 1979 to a jail sentence and community service. Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazines greatest of all time lists, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berrys, Johnny B. Goode and Rock and Roll Music, Berrys Johnny B. Goode is the only rock-and-roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record. Born in St. Louis, Berry was the child in a family of six. He grew up in the north St. Louis neighborhood known as the Ville and his father, Henry William Berry, was a contractor and deacon of a nearby Baptist church, his mother, Martha Bell, was a certified public school principal.
His upbringing allowed him to pursue his interest in music from an early age, Berrys account in his autobiography is that his car broke down and he flagged down a passing car and stole it at gunpoint with a nonfunctional pistol. He was convicted and sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson City, the singing group became competent enough that the authorities allowed it to perform outside the detention facility. Berry was released from the reformatory on his 21st birthday in 1947, on October 28,1948, Berry married Themetta Toddy Suggs, who gave birth to Darlin Ingrid Berry on October 3,1950
Monster Mash is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby Boris Pickett. The Monster Mash single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year and it has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since. Pickett was an actor who sang with a band called the Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day. One night, while performing with his band, Pickett did a monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing the Diamonds Little Darlin, the audience loved it, and fellow band member Lenny Capizzi encouraged Pickett to do more with the Karloff imitation. Pickett and Capizzi composed Monster Mash and recorded it with Gary S. Paxton, pianist Leon Russell, Johnny MacRae, Rickie Page, the song was partially inspired by Paxtons earlier novelty hit Alley Oop, as well as by the Mashed Potato dance craze of the era. A variation on the Mashed Potato was danced to Monster Mash, in which the footwork was the same but Frankenstein-style monster gestures were made with the arms and hands.
The song is narrated by a mad scientist whose monster, late one evening, the dance becomes the hit of the land when the scientist throws a party for other monsters. The producers came up with several low-budget but effective sound effects for the recording, for example, the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board. The sound of a cauldron bubbling was actually water being bubbled through a straw, Pickett impersonated horror film actor Bela Lugosi as Dracula with the lyric Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist. The song was re-released several times and appeared in the US Billboard charts on three occasions after the release, December 1962, August 1970 and May 1973. The BBC had banned the record from airplay in 1962 on the grounds that the song was too morbid and it was re-released in the United Kingdom in 1973, where it peaked at #3 in early October. In August 1973, the song was re-released and peaked at #10 on the Hot 100 charts, to celebrate this popular release and the Crypt-Kickers toured Dallas and St.
Louis around the 1973 Halloween holiday. On this tour, the Crypt-Kickers were composed of Brian Ray, drummer Brian Englund, keyboardist Don Chambers, singer Jean Ray, the Monster Mash re-entered the British Charts again on November 2,2008 at #60. Https, //weeklytop40. wordpress. com/1973-all-charts/ Monsters Holiday, a Christmas-themed follow up, was recorded by Pickett and released in December 1962, the tune was penned by the renowned novelty song composer Paul Harrison. The problem is solved when he teaches the monster to rap, a movie musical based on the song starring Pickett was released in 1995. Monster Mash became a pop standard, and many cover versions have been recorded over the years. The 1962 album Monster Mash by American television host and radio personality John Zacherle includes his version of the song Monster Mash, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band released a version on their 1969 album Tadpoles. The 1977 group Children Of The Night performing under the alias Monsters released their version of Monster Mash on H & L Records, blair Packham wrote and performed One Hit Wonder in 2004, about the years of Bobby Picketts musical career and Picketts relationship with his most-recognized song
The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
The Beach Boys Christmas Album is the seventh studio album by the Beach Boys, released in November 1964. It is regarded as one of the finest holiday albums of the rock era, one single was released from the album, the original song The Man with All the Toys backed with the groups rendition of Blue Christmas. Little Saint Nick, a single which had already released the previous year, was included on the album. In 1977, the Beach Boys attempted to follow the album with Merry Christmas from the Beach Boys, the entire Christmas Album plus selections from the Merry Christmas sessions were assembled for the 1998 compilation Ultimate Christmas. The album was devised as a response to Phil Spectors A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records and he played piano on the song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town but was dismissed by Spector due to his substandard piano playing. Original album cover photo by George Jerman for Capitol Photo Studio, with the exception of Little Saint Nick, sessions for the album spanned from June 18–30,1964, one month after the All Summer Long album was completed.
Christmas Day is the first Beach Boys song to feature a vocal from Al Jardine. The album was released in mono and stereo, the mix, prepared by engineer Chuck Britz. Single Dont Hurt My Little Sister were recorded in between June sessions, on April 6,1982, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, selling more than 500,000 units
Live in London (The Beach Boys album)
Live in London is a live album by American rock band the Beach Boys released by EMI in the UK in May 1970. When released in the US on November 15,1976, the album was renamed Beach Boys 69 via Capitol Records. After the surprise success of the Endless Summer and Spirit of America hits packages in 1974 and 1975 and it was during this time that Capitol decided to strike while the iron was hot and issue a renamed edition of the album for the first time in the US. The reissue had art by rock artist Jim Evans, and a new title, Beach Boys 69. Despite this, the became a small chart success in the US, following the Top 10 placing of 15 Big Ones. The UK edition failed to chart and it is believed that The Beach Boys owed Capitol one more album, and so, this release ended their relationship with the record label, and with EMI in the UK. When their albums were remastered for CD in 1990, Live in London was paired with their 1964 live release Beach Boys Concert, All tracks written by Brian Wilson/Mike Love, unless otherwise noted.
A live version of Dennis Wilsons All I Want to Do was recorded at these concerts and it remained unreleased until 1983s Beach Boys Rarities compilation album. The live version of Good Vibrations featured here is in the game Rock Band 3, surfs Up, The Beach Boys On Record Brad Elliott c.1981 Beach Boys Concert/Live in London CD booklet notes, David Leaf, c
Surf music is a subgenre of rock music associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Southern California. It was especially popular from 1962 to 1964 in two major forms, the first is instrumental surf, distinguished by reverb-drenched electric guitars played to evoke the sound of crashing waves, largely pioneered by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. The second is vocal surf, which took the original sound and added vocal harmonies backed by basic Chuck Berry rhythms. Dick Dale developed the sound from instrumental rock, where he added Middle Eastern and Mexican influences, a spring reverb. His regional hit Lets Go Trippin launched the surf music craze, the genre reached national exposure when it was represented by vocal groups such as the Beach Boys and Dean, and Bruce & Terry. Their vocal surf style drew more from African-American genres such as doo wop with its scat singing, Dale is quoted on such groups, They were surfing sounds surfing lyrics. In other words, the music wasnt surfing music, the words made them surfing songs.
The real surfing music is instrumental, at the height of its popularity, surf music rivaled girl groups and Motown for top American popular music trends. It is sometimes referred to interchangeably with the California Sound, during the stages of the surf music craze, many of its groups started to write songs about cars and girls, this was known as hot rod rock. Surf music began in the early 1960s as instrumental music, almost always in straight 4/4 time. The outboard separate Fender Reverb Unit that was developed by Fender in 1961 was the actual first wet surf reverb tone and this unit is the reverb effect heard on Dick Dale records, and others such as Pipeline by the Chantays and Point Panic by the Surfaris. It had more of a wet plucky tone than the built in amp reverb, guitarists made use of the vibrato arm on their guitar to bend the pitch of notes downward, electronic tremolo effects and rapid tremolo picking. Guitar models favored included those made by Fender, Teisco, or Danelectro, Surf music was one of the first genres to universally adopt the electric bass, particularly the Fender Precision Bass.
Classic surf drum kits tended to be Rogers, Gretsch or Slingerland, some popular songs incorporated a tenor or baritone saxophone, as on The Lively Ones Surf Rider and The Revels Comanche. Often an electric organ or an electric piano featured as backing harmony, by the early 1960s, instrumental rock and roll had been pioneered successfully by performers such as Link Wray, The Ventures and Duane Eddy. This trend was developed by Dick Dale, who added Middle Eastern and Mexican influences, the distinctive reverb, groups such as The Bel-Airs, The Challengers and Eddie & the Showmen followed Dale to regional success. The Chantays scored a top ten hit with Pipeline, reaching number 4 in May 1963. The group had two other hits, Surfer Joe and Point Panic