Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Johnny Fortune - Siboney c/w Dragster
|This is an excellent single from one of the more original guitarists of the surf era. Easily the best version of the flamenco classic "Siboney" coupled with the instro often covered by rockabilly/psychobilly bands "Dragster."|
Picks: Siboney, Dragster
Track by Track Review
Siboney is among the many exotica standards adopted by the surf bands. It's flamenco routes (Ernesto Lacuona) are obvious, and it's bull fight mariachi horns are very inviting. Like Herb Alpert would have like to sound. The rhythm is infectious, and the simple nature of the Spanish influences is most rewarding.
If it says Johnny Fortune, you need it. A master at the age of 16, already a veteran of hit records by Sam Cooke among others, and his 10 year old brother is the drummer. Great tune, and Johnny had a totally unique sound.