Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Tony Castle and the Raiders - Salty c/w Hi Lili, Hi Lo
|This is a modest 1961 single from Lee Hazelwood's fingers, with Don Cole reportedly on guitar, and likely (based on the playing) Steve Douglas on sax.|
Track by Track Review
Don Cole (Phoenix session player) plays the lead on this track. Tony Castle was the vocalist. This is also the band that hit with "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" as the Ramrods. This rare track is more like Duane Eddy than that, but still has a lot of Lee Hazelwood formula charm and spunk. Melodic and fluid.
Tremolo guitar shimmers as this instro version of "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" rolls out. part way between Al Caiola and Duane Eddy, Tony Castle and the Raiders play this standard in a very poppy mode. It's a Lee Hazelwood production, so I suppose the Duane Eddy sound-alike - chorus, handclaps, and all, is excusable.