Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Bob Moore and his Orchestra - Mexico c/w Hot Spot
|Evolving from the contrails of the Tijuana Brass, veteran Bob Moore cut this grand single. Dick Dale covered it on his first Capitol album, and has included it on his latest CD as well. Bob Moore was a session player of some renoun.|
Picks: Mexico, Hot Spot
Track by Track Review
Near Surf (Instrumental)
This excellent single was modeled after the success of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, and was covered by Dick Dale on his King Of The Surf Guitar album and morphed slightly into 'Border Town" by Eddie & the Showmen. It's an excellent single, a commercial cross between the TJB and the east LA Mexican surf 'n' soul sound. Issued in 1961.
Pure MOR (Instrumental)
This track is nothing like its B-side "Mexico." A boy chorus goes "do-do-dit-do-do-do" as if they are approaching full britches, and the fingers snap smartly while the listener snores. Awful!