Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: The Canadian American Storydotdotdotdot
artworkThe label mostly known for bring Santo and Johnny to the hit parade, Canadian American had a string of successful discs in a variety of styles in the early sixties. This set features two instros.
Picks: Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk, The Valiants - Moonflight

Track by Track Review


Sleep Walk dotdotdotdot
Lap Steel Pre Surf (Instrumental)

It doesn't get much more definitive than this. Sinewy slow dance classic, beautiful melody, covered endlessly and never as well. Simply a stunning song. Originally released in 1959, this is one of the great instro singles of the distant past, which featured, for the first time, the lap steel in a lead role (outside of country and Hawaiian). This slithery slowdance romancer was/is the prelude to a whole lotta whoopee. It is so very beautiful. Totally sweet guitar sounds.

Moonflight dotdotdotdot
Space (Instrumental)

This is brilliant. It's whistling organ is classic early space rock, even "Telstar"-like in the bridges, while its backtrack borders on echoed surf at times. Upbeat and adventurous, with a catchy sound.