Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: The Del-Fi Storydotdotdot
artworkWidely varied cross section of tracks licensed from Del-Fi. Some really cool stuff, but nothing that isn't available elsewhere.
Picks: A Little More Wine My Dear, Intoxica, Fort Lauderdale, Surf Beat, Nite Prowler, Street Machine, Loose Nuts

Track by Track Review


A Little More Wine My Dear dotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

"A Little More Wine My Dear" is a basic 50's instro, but with a solid low-E guitar lead. reasonable melody line, and pre-surf picking. A cool tune.

Intoxica dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Centurions were a mighty tough band, somewhere between the San Luis Obispo R&B sound and LA surf. One of the better versions of this tune. They had such a mean sound.

Fort Lauderdale dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Among the Impacts better tracks, "Fort Lauderdale" is a rockin' jaunt with wailing sax and solid energy.

Surf Beat dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A less gutty sound than the Dick Dale original, but a cool track anyway.

Nite Prowler dotdotdot
Hot Rod (Instrumental)

This is quite dry, and the guitar tones are insensitive to the arrangement. The performance is technically good and emotionless, almost empty. It's worth a spin or two, but you'll forget it pretty quickly. Too much of a jam.

Street Machine dot
Hot Rod (Instrumental)

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Loose Nuts dotdotdot
Hot Rod (Instrumental)

With that Chuck Berry "Memphis" riff and a lead line morphed slightly from that towards "Old McDonald Had A Farm." Too derivative to be interesting.