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The Camillos - Guitar Favourites with "The Camillos"

The Camillos - Guitar Favourites with


Record Company – Star Record – C. R. ST.162
Written-By – Will Best* (tracks: A1, B3), W. Bestgen* (tracks: A2, A6, A7, B1), Willy Bestgen (tracks: A3, B6)

Willy Bestgen.Aliases:Mafaldo,Will Best

(1914 - 1976) founded his dance orchestra in the 1930's in Switzerland, playing regularly and successfully around the country and touring with Vico Torriani and Lys Assia. For many years his wife Betty (Beatrice Bestgen) used to play the drums in the orchestra, making her the first female drummer in Switzerland.



The Camillos - Guitar Favourites with


Der Organist Camillo Cartolari aus Modena war wie viele Musiker seiner Generation fasziniert von der englischen Beat-Musik. Er gründete die Gruppe I 4 Camillo. Willy Bestgen nahm mit Cartolaris Quartett mehrere LP’s auf. Musikalisch ist dieses Instrumentalalbum stark beeinflusst von Gitarrenbands wie den Shadows, mit gelegentlichen Ausflügen in musikalisch seichtere Gefilde. Die Songschreiber-Credits teilen sich Willy Bestgen, Will Best, Mafaldo und Cartolari.

The 4 Camillo - Fun With The 4 Camillo

The 4 Camillo - Fun With The 4 Camillo

The 4 Camillo - Fun With The 4 Camillo

The 4 Camillo - Fun With The 4 Camillo


101 - Samba De Lima Nota So
102 - Cavallino GoGo
103 - Gitar Shake
104 - Ahi I Madison
105 - Suspense Bossa Nova
106 - Red Shadows
107 - Souvenir De Mallorca
108 - Cumparsita Twist
109 - Happy Picnic
110 - It Was Ginny Twist
111 - Three Shoot Madison
112 - Brincando Bossa Nova
113 - Midnight Madison
114 - Tim Tam Drums



The 4 Camillo - Fun With The 4 Camillo


VA - How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (OST)1965


How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Pathécolor beach party film from American International Pictures. The sixth entry in a seven-film series, the movie features Mickey Rooney, Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, and Beverly Adams. The film features brief, uncredited appearances by Frankie Avalon and includes Buster Keaton in one of his last roles.






01 - Cast - How To Stuff A Wild Bikini                      
02 - Cast - That's What I Call A Healthy Girl               
03 - Lou Ann Simms - If It's Gonna Happen                   
04 - Mickey Rooney & Girls - How About Us                   
05 - Harvey Lembeck & Cast - The Boy Next Door              
06 - Cast - After The Party                                 
07 - Annette - Better Be Ready                              
08 - Harvey Lembeck & Cast - Follow You Leader              
09 - Annette & Girls - The Perfect Boy                      
10 - Mickey Rooney & Brian Donlevy - Madison Avenue         
11 - The Kingsmen - Give Her Lovin'                         
12 - The Kingsmen - How To Stuff A Wild Bikini     



The Astronauts - Rarities...

The Astronauts -  Rarities...

Along with Minnesota's Trashmen, the Astronauts (from Colorado) were the premier landlocked Midwestern surf group of the '60s. They recorded numerous singles and albums and achieved vast regional popularity, but only scored one modest national hit, "Baja." With little material of their own, they judiciously tapped heavyweights like Lee Hazelwood (who wrote "Baja"), Roger Christian, and Gary Usher, as well as covering tunes by Dick Dale and Henry Mancini. The group shone brightest on their instrumentals, which used mounds of Fender reverb and two rhythm guitars; when they sang, the results were much less successful

Normally, a CD like this, made up of true obscurities, wouldn't be the place that one should start listening to a group. But it's also almost impossible to listen to this collection of early tracks and vault leftovers and not feel a tremendous respect for the Astronauts, or conclude that this CD might be as good a place as any for the neophyte listener to plunge into their sound. It's all that strong. The early Palladium Records single "Come Along Baby" b/w "Tryin' to Get to You" (the latter featuring vocals by bassist Stormy Patterson) is pretty impressive, and the two dozen outtakes from their 1963-1965 RCA sessions show off a band that had several albums' worth of substantial and enjoyable surf music at their disposal, the unheard stuff every bit as good as what got released. Robert Demmon, Dennis Lindsey, and Richard Fifield could come up with as many interesting and different guitar attacks, and James Gallagher was just as adept on the drums as their opposite numbers in the Ventures; only the latter group got to release about three albums a year, whereas the Astronauts did about a third of that. What's more, as "Tryin' to Get to You" and "Everyone but Me" show, they were fairly strong in the vocal department when necessary, although "My Little Beach Bunny" was nothing to write home about in terms of lyrics. Their later stuff here, especially "Buy Me a Round" and "Shame Shame Shame," has a garage punk edge that will prove a real shocker for those who only associate the group with their surf movie appearances. Their 1965-vintage rendition of "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" is a snarling masterpiece that runs circles around the Monkees' version, and it's followed by an instrumental adaptation of the same material that doubles the fun. Next up, in turn, are the vaguely folk-rockish "The Tables Have Turned" and "Girls Like You" with their jangly guitars and Searchers-like introductions -- and it's difficult to hold anything against any band that covers "I'm Gonna Buy Me a Dog." The stuff here may all be rare or hard-to-find for lots of reasons, but not because it deserves to be. The sound is excellent, up to Bear Family's usual standard, and the annotation nicely informative and, at times, downright fun -- a lot like the music.

The Astronauts -  Rarities...

Bruce & Terry - Rare Masters

Bruce & Terry - Rare Masters

Bruce & Terry were an American musical duo consisting of Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher. The pair recorded under a variety of names, most notably with the band the Rip Chords.



Best known for their hits as the Rip Chords, the vocal duo of Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher collaborated on countless hot-rod and surf records during the mid-1960s, working under a seemingly endless variety of studio guises. While Johnston was already a well-known West Coast session player, Melcher (the son of Doris Day) had released a series of singles under the name Terry Day before being named Columbia Records' youngest-ever staff producer; he brought Johnston to the company to release 1963's Surfin' Round the World, and the pair soon began collaborating regularly. As the Rip Chords, they scored their biggest hit with 1964's "Hey Little Cobra; " a series of singles credited to Bruce and Terry followed before the duo went their separate ways, with Johnston joining the Beach Boys and Melcher enjoying even greater success as a producer. In mid-1998 the Sundazed label compiled The Best of Bruce and Terry, a 20-track collection of their hits.



M&M – MMCD 1001 Japan 1992

Bruce & Terry - Rare Masters



The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe (1964)

The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe (1964)

Contrary to popular belief, the Rip Chords were actually a real group, a duo featuring Ernie Bringas and Phil Stewart, overdubbed into a bigger group sound by producer Terry Melcher and his partner, Bruce Johnston. After two failed singles, Melcher and Johnston took over the lead singing reins (and most of the backups as well) and the "group" suddenly had its first hit with "Hey Little Cobra." When original member Bringas left to study the ministry, Stewart brought in two new members -- Rich Rotkin and Arnie Marcus -- who became the official touring Rip Chords. Neither Marcus nor Rotkin participated in any of the future Rip Chords sessions, but neither did Stewart on the majority of them, as Melcher and Johnston provided almost all the lead and harmony vocals. Subsequent singles and albums (the group released two) failed to ignite any chart action and the group had disbanded by late 1965, although they put in an appearance singing "Red Hot Roadster" in a grade Z rock & roll movie titled A Swingin' Summer, which also featured the talents of Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Donnie Brooks, the Righteous Brothers and Raquel Welch, making her movie debut. In 2005 Rotkin revived the Rip Chords name for a release on Collectables titled Shut 'Em Down ...Again.



With the recording of "Three Window Coupe" and its subsequent album and follow-ups, producers Terry Melcher and Bruce Johnston started singing on the Rip Chords sessions as well. This move effectively forced original members Phil Stewart and Ernie Bringas into touring-group-only status. On this album, only Stewart appears anywhere, and even then, it's only on two tracks, "Bonneville Bonnie" and "Old Car Made in '52." But as another Bruce and Terry production, this is top-notch stuff, with all the L.A. session heavyweights and the best hot rod-surf production this side of Brian Wilson and Jan & Dean. No matter who is actually singing this stuff, this is top-notch California surf/hot rod material and a welcome addition to anyone's rock & roll collection.

The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe (1964)


The Fender IV& The Sons of Adam (Randy Holden - Early Works) 1964-1966






A '60s guitar hero who never seemed to be in the right place at the right time, Randy Holden has attracted a small but intense cult following for his work with various California groups in the '60s. After a couple of surf singles with the Fender IV



that featured his inventive reverbed fretting, Holden joined the Sons of Adam



a Los Angeles band that cut three decent garage-psychedelic singles. Holden's characteristic Jeff Beck-like sustain can already be heard on these, the best known of which is "Feathered Fish," which was penned by Arthur Lee of  Love (although Love never recorded it). When the Sons of Adam broke up, drummer Michael Stuart, in fact, joined Love, while Holden joined the underrated punky San Francisco psychedelic band the Other Half. His searing, suspended leads are the highlights of their sole album (they also recorded a few single-only songs).



Holden is actually best known for his short stint in San Francisco's Blue Cheer, which bridged psychedelia and heavy metal. Holden replaced Leigh Stephens, but left during the recording of the third Blue Cheer album, New! Improved! (he appears on side two only). Holden then recorded an extremely hard-to-find hard rock album as a solo artist, Population II, for the small Hobbit label in 1970 before drifting out of the music business. Most of his work, however, has been reissued sporadically by small labels in the '80s and '90s.


  Randy Holden - Early Works '64-'66

Randy Holden's career spans over 40 years and many different bands. The first band he played with were The Iridescence back in 1959, their material being mostly Blues.In the mid Sixties he joined The Fender IV (photo) and it was here that his guitar sound started to take shape. Then Randy joined the Sons Of Adam in 1966 and from here he formed The Other Half, a West Coast Garage Punk band who released 2 albums and 4 singles during the late 1960’s, their self titled album ending up more in psychedelic territory, but with Randy’s guitar style starting to shine through. When The Other Half split, Randy replaced Leigh Stephens in the infamous West Coast Proto Metal band Blue Cheer bringing with him his now legendary guitar style and immense amplification techniques which took Blue Cheer to levels of sound never thought possible before.
After recording one album with Blue Cheer (New Improved! 1969) Randy left to pursue his eternal quest for the ultimate in amplified guitar sound and teamed up with drummer Chris Lockheed for what became a legendary solo album, Population II (1970) and they toured America with this ‘nuclear powered’ band that featured 16 Sunn amps (this was just for Randy!!). The album never officially got released and Randy had some bad experiences with all his kit being stolen and he eventually turned his back on the music industry, unfortunately never really getting the recognition he deserved as a pioneering guitarist.In the 1990’s after many months of ‘pestering’ by an obsessive fan Randy picked up a guitar again and headed into the studio.In 1996 Randy released Guitar God, featuring former Blue Cheer drummer Paul Whaley on an unsuspecting public and it went down a storm. Recorded in 1997 and released in 2001 was the follow up, Guitar God 2001 with Randy Holden firmly back in the seat using an awesome custom ‘Glass’ guitar made for him as a present from his wife. (Pooters Psychedelic Shack)
Long overdue comp of pre Blue Cheer garage psych featuring Randy holden. All of the Sons Of Adam recordings including previously unheard stuff is here along with The Fender IV's entire output. Essential. (Freak Emporium)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fender_IV
http://www.bryanmaclean.com/sonsofadam/

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The ''Chirping'' Crickets (1957)

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The ''Chirping'' Crickets (1957)

The debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime, The "Chirping" Crickets contains the group's number one single "That'll Be the Day" and its Top Ten hit "Oh, Boy!." Other Crickets classics include "Not Fade Away," "Maybe Baby," and "I'm Looking for Someone to Love." The rest of the 12 tracks are not up to the standard set by those five, but those five are among the best rock & roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock & roll history, ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles.

Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The ''Chirping'' Crickets (1957)

The Crickets - In Style WIth The Crickets (1960)

The Crickets - In Style WIth The Crickets (1960)
The sole album done by the Crickets without Buddy Holly and prior to their move to Liberty Records is superior to most of what they did for Liberty, and it's certainly closer in sound to Buddy Holly's late-1950s discs. It's not the same as hearing Buddy Holly: he's a singer/songwriter/guitarist that cannot be replaced. It is, nevertheless, good Tex-Mex rock, particularly on the tunes where Sonny Curtis had a hand in the songwriting. By far the most significant cut is the original version of "I Fought the Law," an arrangement pretty close to that of Bobby Fuller's classic 1966 hit version, but not as full and punchy, particularly in the backup vocals. This LP was definitely influential on the Bobby Fuller Four, as they covered no less than three of the songs: "I Fought the Law," Sonny Curtis' "Baby, My Heart," and "Love's Made a Fool of You," which made the Top 30 in the U.K. The other cuts are not as strong (particularly the covers of "Great Balls of Fire" and "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"), but they're still honest and true -- something that can't be said of a lot of famous groups that have decided to keep on recording when the star of the show becomes unavailable. The sweet ballad "More Than I Can Say" would become a #2 hit for Leo Sayer in 1980. The German CD reissue on MCA adds six bonus cuts from non-LP singles and outtakes, which are definitely worth having and were otherwise only available on the German compilation Rare Items, 1959-60. These include the original version of "Someone, Someone," taken to #2 in the U.K. by Brian Poole and the Tremeloes in 1964, and "Don'Cha Know," covered by the Searchers.

The Crickets - In Style WIth The Crickets (1960)


The Camillos - Guitar Favourites with "The Camillos"The 4 Camillo - Fun With The 4 CamilloVA - How To Stuff A Wild Bikini (OST)1965The Astronauts -  Rarities...Bruce & Terry - Rare MastersThe Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe (1964)The Fender IV& The Sons of Adam (Randy Holden - Early Works) 1964-1966Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The ''Chirping'' Crickets (1957)The Crickets - In Style WIth The Crickets (1960)The Crickets - Crickets File

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