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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Complete Pop Instrumental Hits Of The Sixties, Volume 3 - 1962
Format: CX
Label: COMPLETE 60S
Catalog Number:11962
Barcode:730531196223 itemnumber=1000113402
Price: $35.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: OLDIES
Release Date: 2/19/2013
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
OLDIES INSTRUMENTALS FOR THE YEAR 1962 


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(3-CD set) If you're a fan of instrumental hits, Complete 60s Records' first two releases left you speechless! That's because this exciting new label's historic series Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties doesn't just compile the biggest hits or rarest rarities. It brings together every single Billboard Top 100 instrumental hit. If it made the charts, we got it - rock, soul, jazz, country, orchestral, you name it!

Now, in the wake of the first two volumes - 1960 and 1961 - comes Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties Vol. 3 -1962 which chronicles perhaps the biggest year ever for instrumentals. In fact, more than 13% of all Top 100 records in 1962 were instrumentals, and many were big hits. It was a magic, innocent time. America was young, bursting with promise, and literally twisting with energy on the cusp of its most creative, tumultuous decade - and it showed in the crazy quilt of wordless wonders that climbed the charts.

Across 227 minutes of music - three CDs, 92 tracks, 55 in stereo, including 14 CD debuts and dozens of rare tracks - you'll hear everything from the syncopated jazz of the late, great Dave Brubeck to the pounding rock of Sandy Nelson to the ultra-smooth sax of Billy Vaughn. In the realm of today's homogenized, synthesized pop, this kind of musical diversity is unthinkable - and enormously thrilling!

We can't begin to list the highlights (so, see the track list below), but a few of these cuts are among the most sought-after collectibles of the rock era. Ever heard "Telstar" by the Tornadoes in stereo? Nope - because it's making its worldwide stereo debut right here. Original producer (and genuine eccentric) Joe Meek would be proud! And it doesn't stop there: renowned platters "Rinky Dink" by Dave "Baby" Cortez and "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the MG's also make their worldwide stereo debut on Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties Vol. 3.

Of course, big hits abound - from the bump-and-grind of David Rose's salacious "The Stripper" (#1) to the spicy bravura of the Tijuana Brass's "The Lonely Bull" (#6) to the wistful fantasy of Mr. Acker Bilk's "Stranger On The Shore" (#1) to the resurgent ragtime of Kenny Ball's "Midnight In Moscow (#2)." But you'll also hear fascinating hits from the lower rungs of the charts like Ernie Freeman's cover of the ubiquitous " The Twist" (#93), Henry Mancini's exotic "Theme From Hatari" (#95), and Jerry Reed's first hit, "Hully Gully Guitar" (#99).

Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties is an unprecedented undertaking to compile every single Billboard Hot 100 instrumental hit of the 1960s, the decade when the pop instrumental genre truly reached its zenith. And, when this project is complete you'll own them all in the order they peaked on the charts!

The research team at Complete 60s combed the vaults for the best possible sources for these wordless wonders, making sure to locate the original hit versions in true stereo whenever possible. Then, no less than three sound engineers carefully remastered the original recordings until the twangy guitars, pounding drums, and soaring strings practically leap out of your speakers. You'll be speechless! Thank goodness, however, writer Greg Adams wasn't at a loss for words. His detailed, 28-page liner notes include biographies of all 56 artists, plus release notes and chart information for every track.

The same creative folks who lovingly compile those great Eric CDs in the States are working on this project, so you know there's the same commitment to high quality sound and attention to detail missing from so many oldies collections. Why settle for less? Why take a chance with risky, off-brand, mediocre mp3 downloads of dubious origin? Simply put, if you love instrumentals (of any kind), Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties is the final word!

Track Listing
All Tracks Stereo Unless Indicated


Disc 1

 1. 
The Twist (Ernie Freeman)(Stereo CD Debut)

 2. 
Unsquare Dance (Dave Brubeck Quartet)

 3. 
Drown In My Own Tears (Don Shirley)

 4. 
Let's Go Trippin' (Dick Dale & The Del-Tones)(mono)

 5. 
The Basie Twist (Count Basie & His Orchestra)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

 6. 
Maria (Roger Williams)

 7. 
Flying Circle (Frank Slay)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

 8. 
Twist-Her (Bill Black's Combo)(mono)(CD Debut)

 9. 
Tequila Twist (The Champs)

10. 
Happy Jose (Ching-Ching) (Jack Ross)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

11. 
Let's Go (Floyd Cramer)(CD Debut)

12. 
Surfer's Stomp (The Mar-Kets)

13. 
Shimmy, Shimmy Walk - Part 1 (The Megatons)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

14. 
Midnight (Johnny Gibson)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

15. 
The Birth Of The Beat (Sandy Nelson)(mono)

16. 
Chattanooga Choo Choo (Floyd Cramer)

17. 
Tuff (Ace Cannon)(mono)

18. 
Afrikaan Beat (Bert Kaempfert)

19. 
Percolator (Twist) (Billy Joe & The Checkmates)

20. 
Midnight In Moscow (Kenny Ball)

21. 
Drums Are My Beat (Sandy Nelson)(mono)

22. 
Guitar Boogie Shuffle Twist (The Virtues)(mono)(CD Debut)

23. 
Amor (Roger Williams)

24. 
Midnight Special - Part 1 (Jimmy Smith)

25. 
Pop-Eye Stroll (The Mar-Keys)(mono)

26. 
Play The Thing (The Marlowe Morris Quintet)

27. 
The White Rose Of Athens (David Carroll)

28. 
Nut Rocker (B. Bumble & The Stingers)(mono)

29. 
Memories Of Maria (Jerry Byrd)(mono)(Single Version CD Debut)

30. 
Smile (Ferrante & Teicher)


Disc 2 

 1. 
Cookin' (Al Casey Combo)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

 2. 
Chapel By The Sea (Billy Vaughn)

 3. 
March Of The Siamese Children (Kenny Ball)(U.S. CD Debut)

 4. 
Sugar Blues (Ace Cannon)(mono)(CD Debut)

 5. 
The Jam - Part 1 (Bobby Gregg)(mono)

 6. 
Lovesick Blues (Floyd Cramer)

 7. 
Soul Twist (King Curtis)

 8. 
Patricia-Twist (Perez Prado)(CD Debut)

 9. 
Runaway (Album Version) (Lawrence Welk)(CD Debut)

10. 
Twistin'-White Silver Sands (Bill Black's Combo)(mono)(CD Debut)

11. 
Blues (Stay Away From Me) (Ace Cannon)(mono)(CD Debut)

12. 
Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Duane Eddy)

13. 
Drummin' Up A Storm (Sandy Nelson)

14. 
Stranger On The Shore (Mr. Acker Bilk)

15. 
Drum Stomp (Sandy Nelson)(mono)

16. 
Balboa Blue (The Marketts)

17. 
Walk On The Wild Side - Part 1 (Jimmy Smith)

18. 
That Happy Feeling (Bert Kaempfert)

19. 
Theme From Ben Casey (Valjean)

20. 
Swingin' Gently (Earl Grant)

21. 
Lisa (Ferrante & Teicher)

22. 
Baby Elephant Walk (The Miniature Men)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

23. 
The Stripper (David Rose)

24. 
The Green Leaves Of Summer (Kenny Ball)(U.S. CD Debut)

25. 
Limbo Rock (The Champs)

26. 
Potato Peeler (Bobby Gregg)(mono)(CD Debut)

27. 
Hot Pepper (Floyd Cramer)(mono)

28. 
All Night Long (Sandy Nelson)

29. 
Theme From "Hatari! (Henry Mancini)

30. 
Route 66 Theme (Nelson Riddle)

31. 
Worried Mind (Ray Anthony)

32. 
Sweet Georgia Brown (The Carroll Brothers)(mono)


Disc 3

 1. 
Above The Stars (Mr. Acker Bilk)

 2. 
The Ballad Of Paladin (Duane Eddy)

 3. 
Beach Party (King Curtis)(mono)

 4. 
Till There Was You (Valjean)(mono)(CD Debut)

 5. 
A Taste Of Honey (Martin Denny)

 6. 
Jivin' Around (Al Casey Combo)(mono)

 7. 
A Taste Of Honey (The Victor Feldman Quartet)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

 8. 
A Swingin' Safari (Billy Vaughn)

 9. 
Baby Elephant Walk (Lawrence Welk)

10. 
Rinky Dink (DES) (Dave "Baby" Cortez)(Stereo Debut)

11. 
Lolita Ya-Ya (The Ventures)

12. 
So What (Bill Black's Combo)(mono)(CD Debut)

13. 
Alley Cat (Bent Fabric)(mono)(Single Version CD Debut)

14. 
Green Onions (DCS) (Booker T. & The MG's)(Stereo Debut)

15. 
Ol' Man River (Jimmy Smith)(Single Version CD Debut)

16. 
And Then There Were Drums (Sandy Nelson)

17. 
Hully Gully Guitar (Jerry Reed & The Hully Girlies)(mono)(CD Debut)

18. 
Sweet Sixteen Bars (Earl Grant)(mono)

19. 
Happy Weekend (Dave "Baby" Cortez)(mono)(CD Debut)

20. 
Desafinado (Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd)

21. 
I've Got A Woman - Part 1 (Jimmy McGriff)

22. 
Fiesta (Dave "Baby" Cortez)(mono)(U.S. CD Debut)

23. 
The Lonely Bull (The Tijuana Brass)(mono)

24. 
Zero-Zero (Lawrence Welk)(mono)(CD Debut)

25. 
Let Me Entertain You (Ray Anthony)(mono)(Mono CD Debut)

26. 
Limelight (Mr. Acker Bilk)

27. 
Let's Go (Pony) (Album Version) (The Routers)

28. 
Telstar (DES) (The Tornadoes)(New Stereo Debut)


Bonus tracks

 1. 
Night Train (James Brown)(Single Version CD Debut)

 2. 
Nut Rocker (DCS) (B. Bumble & The Stingers)(Stereo Debut)



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