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The Rangers - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky c/w Four On The Floordotdotdot
artworkThis single has been seldom comped, and while the a-side is derivative of The Ramrods hit, the b-side is a vibrato warbler riff rocker that predicts Lonnie Mack's style of a few years later.
Picks: (Ghost) Riders In The Sky, Four In The Floor

Track by Track Review


(Ghost) Riders In The Sky dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Based strongly on The Ramrods' version, "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" has the tremolo guitar, vocal wail, and cattle you expect, along with a taw sax break and tat great rhythm.

Four In The Floor dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This guitar instro is a warbly number using a riff and a rhythm. It's got an adventurous feel and rockin' drums, but is like a minor Travis Wammack number without the fuzz.