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Jinx Jones - License To Twangdotdotdotdot
artworkThis 2004 CD guards 3 instros, all quite fine. The cover of "Bumble Boogie" is particularly surfy.
Picks: License to Twang, Bumble Boogie, License to Twang Part 2

Track by Track Review


License to Twang dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Rich Gibson twang rules this fun rockabilly instro. The melody line is classic cowboy jazz style, with biting tone and some fast and liquid picking. Great track.

Bumble Boogie dotdotdotdotdot
Surfabilly (Instrumental)

This is based on the B. Bumble and the Stingers' "Bumble Boogie" arrangement Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's often covered melody. It's at the other end of the spectrum from The Surf Coasters, being stripped down and twanged out. The jam middle is really fine, with double picked mayhem carrying the day. It drips of Bo Diddley gone surfing.

License to Twang Part 2 dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Slowed and trebled, reverb muted, roots jazzed, and and all liquid fun. Very smooth and cool.