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Johnny Fortune - Dragster c/w Soul Surferdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a 1964 coupling of two of Johnny Fortune's more familiar tracks, the ultra classic "Soul Surfer," and the rockabilly based "Dragster." Just can't get enough of this unique guitarist's style.
Picks: Dragster, Soul Surfer

Track by Track Review


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Surf (Instrumental)

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.

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Surf (Instrumental)

This is one of those magical tracks that stands alone soundwise. "Soul Surfer" was written in the back seat of the car on the way to the studio. An afterthought of sorts, it became a classic in it's own time, being covered by contemporary bands. Johnny Fortune's melodic sense, combined with some flamenco and jazz influences to create a wholly unique sound. Highly melodic and magnetically rhythmic.