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The Deuce Coupes The Shut Downs (I’m not sure whether the group here is The Deuce Coupes or the Shut Downs.) Crown Records A budget label that specialized in hot rod releases, this one features studio session man Jerry Cole, sax solos, some anonymous vocals and racing engines.
“Go-Kart Twist” Gianni Morandi RCA Victor
Chrome, Smoke & Fire A Compilation of Hot Rod Music by Robt. Williams. Cover art by Robert Williams Blast Records (1981) In addition to great lost hot rod songs here’s a cool double album of picture discs!
(Photos courtesy of Bradley Loos)
Hit ’65 Philips Records compilation
“Mr. Eliminator” Dick Dale and His Del-Tones Capitol Records (1964) The king of surf guitar!
Bill Haley and his Comets Decca Records. (1955) Includes “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” the song that introduced rock & roll to White America. “Rock Around the Clock” was a modest hit until the song was used as the title track of “The Blackboard Jungle” some 12 months later. His next record was a cover of Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll’ which was a top ten hit and the first rock & roll record to sell a million copies!
Kustom City U.S.A. The Kustom Kings. Smash Records. Mono.
The Vettes “REV-UP” “The explosive new sound of hot rod music!” MGM Records. (1964) Check out this all-star LA studio session band: Bruce Johnston (Vocals); Steve “Shutdown” Douglas (Sax, Arranger); Tommy Tedesco (Guitar); Glen Campbell (Guitar); Ray Pohlman (Bass); Hal Blaine (Drums); Leon Russell (keyboards) and Jay Migilori (Saxophone)
“Sound Off” The exciting new sound game. A record and a board game. Great cover illustration. 1960.