Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Records Galore [AVI Entertainment Sampler 1]dotdotdot
artworkBesides a great slab of blues and R&B, this sampler also sports one track from the acclaimed Rare Surf series, and one that didn't make it into the series but should have. Promo only, but worth seeking out.
Picks: Cruel Sea, Andelé

Track by Track Review

Cruel Sea dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Despite what the sleeve says here, this track didn't make it onto the Rare Surf series. The Revelairs were a South Bay band. This is an exceptional cover of Mike Maxfield's B-side for the Dakotas. Full of energy and flair, this is better than just about any of the versions.

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Surf (Instrumental)

"Andelé" is a very playful Spanish tinged tune that Paul has been playing for ever. It's very fun and infectious. It shows the power of Paul's writing with respect to how he launches the lead off of the rhythm. Many writers begin with the melody, and back fill with the rhythm role. It seems like Paul, a rhythm player by choice, starts with the rhythm, and drives the melody from there. A fine track.