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Les Brown Jr. - Drum's Safari b/w Swingin' and Surfindotdot
I've read a number of rave reviews of this single, but Frankly, I think they are misguided. The a-side is cool, but the b-side is definitely not.
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Near Surf (Instrumental)

Moody bass and tremolo guitar with whammy and scary shimmer. "Drum's Safari" is easily the most interesting of all Les Brown Jr. recordings. Only cheesy jazz organ and an incredibly unimaginative drum solo detract from a near surf experience.

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Jazz (Instrumental)

No amount of name recognition will change an average Big Band track is not a surf track. The absurd addition of studio fuzz guitar just mocks the thing. Some fuzz, ambiently captured drums, and horns... Big band goes to the beach, but doesn't get tan. If not for the fuzz, "Surfin' and Swingin'" would simply suck.