Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Paul Buff Presents The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives, Vol. 7dotdot
artworkA couple of cool things here, most notably Johnny Barakat And The Vestells very early track "All Night Long." Otherwise, not too strong this time.
Picks: Arty and the Supremes - Hombre, Johnny Barakat And The Vestells - All Night Long, Mike Dineri - Shanda

Track by Track Review


Arty and the Supremes - Hombre dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Hombre" is relatively fun horn instro with an almost gutty backtrack. Spirited riff rock for sure. That said, this second take is more gutsy and cool than the first.

Johnny Barakat And The Vestells - All Night Long dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a honkin' version of Joe Houston's "All Night Long." Previously unreleased, and rockin'. It's raw, but shows the early side of Johnny Barakat And The Vestells.

Mike Dineri - Shanda dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

This is a modest sax instro with an almost surf underbelly. It's very nice, if a little murky. Sax player Mike Dineri also played sax on The Rotations "The Cruncher."

The Hollywood Persuaders - Somethin' Else dot
(Instrumental)

Uh - yeah - it's something else alright! It's no wonder this didn't make the cut for the album or singles. Just a jam.

The Masters - Let Me Love You dot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is a slow blues backtrack that's just OK. Hardly worth noticing!

The Masters - For Sonny dot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is without a reason to be, or maybe it was a backtrack. Either way, it's a long way from cool.