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Bill Haley and the Comets - The Best Of Bill Haley and the Cometsdotdot
artworkAnother latter period collection of Bill Haley and the Comets tracks, including some live and some instro material.
Picks: Skokiaan, Caravan, Harlem Nocturne, Blue Comet Blues

Track by Track Review

Skokiaan dotdotdot
Mariachi Big Band (Instrumental)

This big band classic is presented in a semi mariachi big band fashion, with a sub TJB sound and adequate spunk.

Caravan dotdotdot
Mariachi Middle Eastern (Instrumental)

This is a mighty strange cover of the classic... with mariachi horns and a spunky backtrack. It's not surf, but it sure does go well between a couple of crunchers. Fluid and fun.

Harlem Nocturne dotdotdot
Estranged Dock Soul (Instrumental)

This is an odd rendering of Earl Hagen's great tune. It's not only completely devoid of the sultry vibrato and back ally cool, it's also tweaked with a guitar part that seems quite outta place, like the part where the sax is playing the break and the guitar is doing "Memphis Tennessee." Most odd.

Blue Comet Blues dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is a shiny guitar blueser with charm and style, but nothing particularly remarkable... just cool.