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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Golden Instrumentals

Hot Pastrami
Golden Instrumentals
Golden Hits
The Original Hits
Dot Records DLP-25820

Here's a vintage compilation album titled oh-so lamely: Golden Instrumentals.

The title may be a yawner, but check out the track list! Awesome picks from the album producer, Snuff Garrett.

Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Pipeline - The Chantays
Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez
Tequila - The Champs
Memphis - Lonnie Mack
Topsy - Part II - Cozy Cole
Hot Pastrami - The Dartells
Bongo Rock - Preston Epps
Torquay - The Fireballs
Red River Rock - Johnny And The Hurricanes

Hot Pastrami, I think, is the only tune on this LP that isn't available by purchase/download.


  1. Hot Pastrami is hardly an instrumental with that silly vocal additive.

  2. Topsy Part II by Cozy Cole is not the same recording as the one typically found today. The version on the original pressing of this album is by far the best recording, and you never, ever hear it anywhere else.

  3. You forgot to list "Teen Beat" by Sandy Nelson...


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