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Eddie Burkey - Stepping Stones c/w Emerald Shadowsdotdotdot
artworkEddie Burkey is possibly from Downey, and definitely from the Downey studio is where this was recorded. This 1965 release features some very cool surf guitar on the a-side. The b-side is a throw away - well done, just uninteresting. Burkey might have played with The Ventures at times, and is rumored to have done some session work.
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Orchestral Surf Pop (Instrumental)

This very cool track from Ed Burkey sports really wet muted surf guitar and nearly Hollywood Persuaders horns, accompanied by strings and a bouncy rhythm. A thoroughly cool track! This appears on the Downey 'Intoxica' collection as "Dreams Of Downey" by Ed Burkey.

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Orchestral Surf Pop (Instrumental)

Very unlike the a-side, "Emerald Shadows" is a slow slushy instro with strings and chorus. The guitar, while still surfy, is much less interesting. Easy, fluid, but unremarkable.