Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Chapparals - Leapin' Guitar c/w Beer Barrel Rock (Roll Out The Barrel)
|The Chapparals are way more obscure than they are cool. Both sides of this single have been comped repeatedly. This is a 1960 single. It provided some presurf influence.|
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Track by Track Review
Mineral Wells, Texas was home to the Chapparals. Guitarist Charles O'Bannon and drummer Clay Grover wrote the tune. Country giant Ronnie Milsap was their lead player when this was cut. Rippin' country rockin' twang, with a melodic riff. Quite fun.
Rock MOR (Instrumental)
The "Beer Barrel Polka" electrified with honky sax and a rockin' beat. More than MOR, but less than a real rocker. Power house drums, when you can here them, and a cool rockin' piano.